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The first episode was kinda meh, but ABC’s Greatest Hits has quickly become my summer guilty pleasure. I love walking down memory lane, revisiting some of the defining hits of the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s.

While it’s fun to watch artists relive their glory days, my favorite part of the show is when current artists cover the oldies. This week had a couple pairings that I absolutely loved.

Nate Ruess of FUN. fame teamed up with Foreigner for their iconic ballad, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Meanwhile, Aloe Blacc joined the stage with Chicago for “You’re My Inspiration.” Miguel and Grace Potter also appeared on the episode to cover Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” and Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name” respectively. Check out the performances below.

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Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly have nothing on Tasia. The Season 3 American Idol winner could easily give those murdering vixens from the Chicago musical a run for their money. Fantasia might even make them her bitches if they ever shared the same cell 😉

Directed by photographer Derek Blanks, the 31-year-old singer shows off her acting chops in her new visual. She plays not one, not two, but four women in the music video for “Sleeping With The One I Love.” Each character is locked up due to a corrupt prison official.

Watch the visual below to see if any of them get their revenge. There’s even a “Cell Block Tango“-like dance number in the mix.

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Tom Hiddleston pulled double duty during his stop in Chicago’s FOX32. He was initially there to promote his new film, I Saw The Light. However, at some point, he decided to channel his inner meteorologist. And thank God he did. It was a fun amusing bit.

The 35-year-old actor decided to deliver the weather forecast as his Marvel Comics alter ego, Loki. Not surprisingly, he blamed the intense thunderstorms on his brother Thor and his mighty hammer. Oh, sibling rivalry.

“My brother from another mother has been misbehaving. The god of thunder has brought his skill-set to bear on the local weather.” Hiddleston added, “So there’s a huge storm front coming in, and all that means is Chris Hemsworth has taken his hammer and he’s smashed it on the surface of the sky and it’s going to rain a hell of a lot. So good luck with that.”

Watch the fun clip below.

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Forget meatballs, in Chicago, it’s cloudy with a chance of… a sexy run-in with a hot beefcake. That is, if you’re willing to take a stroll in the rain.

Meet Ethan Renoe. The shirtless stud took a break from running by Lake Michigan in the rain to be interview by WGN-TV. His cute chat with reporter Tahman Bradley has taken the Internet by storming, already generating over 2 million views on Facebook.

Originally from Colorado, Renoe reveals he’s received over hundreds and hundreds of FB friend requests since the video went viral. Check out the cute video below which finds Ethan declaring he’s single and ready to mingle.

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NeNe Leakes Books Another Broadway Gig

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It appears that NeNe Leakes is doing just fine since leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The 47-year-old reality star just booked another Broadway gig.

After making her Broadway debut as the wicked stepmother in Cinderella, Leakes will now torment the murderesses of Cook County Jail. She’ll play Matron ‘Mama’ Morton in the long-running musical, Chicago. Queen Latifah brought the character to life on the big screen in 2002 and earned an Oscar nomination in doing so.

Chicago is currently celebrating its 19th year on Broadway. If you’re interested in checking out NeNe on stage, her four-week run will go from November 23 until December 20. Do you think Leakes is perfect for the role? Why or why not?

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Janet Jackson is one of the high-profile names nominated to be possibly inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To qualify, artists need to have released their first album or single 25 years ago. More than 800 artists, historians and music-industry professionals will vote to decide which of the acts get the honor. For the fourth year in a row, the public is encouraged to vote at RockHall.com.

Joining Jackson as first time nominees are Chaka Khan, Cheap Trick and Chicago to name a few. NWA who have been nominated four times stands a good chance of making the cut this year given the success of the blockbuster film Straight Outta Compton.

If they don’t, they still aren’t the Susan Lucci of the bunch. Disco group Chic has been nominated ten times. The committee better given them their due this year. It’s about time. Check out all the nominees below.

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Adam Lambert doesn’t make his Glee debut for another week, but he’s already hanging out with one of its stars, Amber Riley aka Mercedes Jones. The 31-year-old singer kicks off Todrick Hall’s latest masterpiece, Spell Block Tango.

The YouTube sensation teamed up with Marlon Wayans’ new company “What The Funny” to produce a viral Halloween video. Not surprisingly, Disney characters are incorporated in the clip. Hall definitely has a hard-on for all things Mickey, doesn’t he? This time he allows a few of Disney’s most infamous villains to tell their side of their respective fairytale while set to the music of Chicago. It’s actually quite funny.

Along with Lambert and Riley, the clip features appearances by Blake McGrath, Pia Toscano, Cassie Scerbo, several hot shirtless models and Todrick himself. Check out Spell Block Tango below.

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The newly-established National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago just revealed its first round of inductees. The first-of-its-kind nonprofit’s mission is to preserve and highlight the history of gays and lesbians in sports on all levels, from Little League all the way up to the big leagues. With that being said, obviously the first few to make the cut are some high profile names in LGBT sports history. How else are you going to make headlines?

Not surprisingly, Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis made the cut. Also not shocking are the inclusions of tennis legend Martina Navratilova and Jason Collins who made headlines with his historic coming out in Sports Illustrated earlier this year. Somewhat eyebrow-raising is Ben Cohen’s addition. The former professional rugby player has been a longtime straight ally for gay rights. Do you think non-LGBT individuals should be added to the Hall of Fame? Be sure to sound off below after reading who else is being inducted in the Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.

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