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Freedom! ’90” from George Michael is one of the most iconic videos from the 90s, if not of all-time. Supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford absolutely slayed in the stylish clip. 26 years later, Crawford recreates her memorable bathtub scene and proves she’s found the Fountain of Youth. It’s insane that she looks practically the same. #dealwiththedevil

The trip down memory lane was to assist Zachary Quinto for his Lip Sync Battle performance of the Michael classic. When the promo came out, I assumed it would be Missy Elliott that would be his secret weapon for “Get Ur Freak On.” This was a pleasant surprise. LSB co-host Chrissy Teigen also got in on the action and left her booth to copy Turlington’s part in the video.

Watch Quinto’s performance below, along with Zoe Saldana’s turn as Left Eye for TLC’s “No Scrubs.” The latter brought out T-Boz and Chilli as her special guest. It was definitely 90s night on the Spike musical competition.

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Lip Sync Battle is about to go intergalactic. The Spike TV show will air an one-hour special next Thursday featuring an epic battle between Star Trek Beyond’s Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto. It’s going to be one for the ages for sure.

Based on the quick teaser, Saldana definitely didn’t just come to play. She brought on TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas to join her during one of her performances. Gotta say, Zoe does a decent job of channeling her inner Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Someone really wants to win.

If Quinto wants to beat Saldana, hopefully he also has a celebrity cameo up his sleeves. I wouldn’t be surprised if Missy Elliott popped up. After all, he attempts to dress up as the “Get Ur Freak On” rapper. Attempt being the operative word. Quinto should never do drag again 😉 Check out the promo below.

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Nate Berkus Snags TLC Reality Show

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With his telegenic looks and impeccable design tips, not surprisingly Nate Berkus was one of the more popular guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Naturally, it only seemed logical for the 44-year-old to front his own daily syndicated talk show.

Unlike Oprah’s other protegees though, Berkus’s show only lasted for two seasons before getting yanked. Here’s hoping he has better luck with the reality television genre.

Debuting this fall on TLC, Married to Design: Nate & Jeremiah will give an inside look at both Berkus’s personal and professional life. It’s a part reality and part makeover show hybrid. Learn more below.

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There was a time when having Chris Brown as a featured artist would guarantee results. Lately however, Brown has been more of a curse than a blessing. Both Tinashe and Rita Ora saw their singles “Player” and “Body On Me” go nowhere despite his help. Here’s hoping Zendaya has better luck with Breezy by her side.

The 19-year-old just dropped her new single titled “Something New.” It’s her first offering since switching labels from Disney to Republic.

While I love her usage of TLC’s iconic hit “Creep,” the hook isn’t catchy enough for me. It should do well on urban radio, but not sure it has pop crossover potential. Don’t get me wrong. I like it but I just don’t love it. Maybe it’s a grower. Personally her underrated single “Replay” was much better.

Here’s hoping Zendaya’s team crafts a killer music video to elevate the track. Give the track a listen below.

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It’s no secret that Rashida Jones can carry a tune. She shows off her vocals on an annual basis to duet with Jimmy Fallon for his yearly holiday recap of the year’s previous songs. Plus, she’s the daughter of legendary producer Quincy Jones. Music is in her blood.

Back in October, the 39-year-old Parks and Recreation actress lent her vocals to a new song from Boss Selection, a project from producer Sunny Levine. The music video for the laid-back jam, “Flip and Rewind,” has just arrived.

Staying true to the throwback vibe of the track, Jones serves major 90s realness in the clip. She pays homage to TLC, Mary J. Blige, Brandy and more who had major hits during that decade. Check out the fun clip below featuring some memorable fashion trends from that era. Baggy overalls and oversized blazers anyone?

“The inspiration for the video that [writing partner Will McCormack] and I directed was to try to evoke the feeling of the ’90s, but not in a mocking way,” Jones told Rolling Stone. “I think for you and I both, it’s such an important time musically, emotionally, and psychologically. Every part of us formed during the ’90s, and we took all of the quintessential R&B videos from the ’90s and did our best to recreate them.”

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Kat Graham Samples TLC For New Single ‘1991’

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What About Your Friends” off their debut album, Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip, is one of TLC’s most underrated singles. Sure, it cracked the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 but most fans of the girl group probably wouldn’t put it in their Top 5. Not this fan and it would appear, neither would Kat Graham.

The Vampire Diaries actress samples the TLC track for her latest single, “1991.” It’s a bit odd she chose that year given that the album dropped in 1992, but oh well. Tomayto, Tomahto. Regardless, Graham’s new song is hot and I’m obsessed. No doubt in part to its throwback content.

“I spent most of my time in music– at least for the songs that garnered attention– singing other people’s work,” the 25-year-old singer shared to Billboard. “I want to be honest about that because I am finally doing what I’ve always wanted to do and making music that I’ve always wanted to make.”

Gotta give Kat credit for keeping on and doing her thing with the music. Girl won’t stop hustin‘ until she becomes a bonafide recording success. Give her latest a spin below.

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The 41th annual American Music Awards took place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre Live on Sunday night with Mr. Worldwide aka Pitbull hosting. Random choice, right?

Heading into the evening, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had the most nominations with six. Even though they nabbed two AMAs, Taylor Swift was the big winner of the night. The 23-year-old singer won four awards – Artist of the Year, Favorite Country Female Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, and Favorite Country Album for Red. It was her third time winning the year’s top prize!

The top male dog was Justin Timberlake who walked away with three statues. Other multiple winners were One Direction and Rihanna. The AMAs bestowed the latter with their first ever Icon Award which was presented to her by her mom. Adorable.

With regards to performances, Lady Gaga in my opinion stole the show alongside R. Kelly with their sexually-charged tribute to JFK and Marilyn Monroe. Other memorable highlights include Katy Perry’s Japanese-themed “Conditionally” number, DWTS’ Maks Chmerkovskiy tossing around J. Lo during her Celia Cruz homage, Miley Cyrus being accompanied by a giant kitty and Christina Aguilera’s beautiful duet with A Great Big World.

On the flip side, I was underwhelmed with both Ariana Grande and TLC. The former was fantastic vocally but a tad boring, while the latter served practically zero energy during their “Waterfalls” performance with Lil Mama subbing in for the late Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes. Check out all the performances and winners below.

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Did you watch VH1’s CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story? I did and loved it. Boy, did ousted TLC member Crystal Jones and former manager Pebbles get the shaft, especially the latter. She’s so incensed with her portrayal she’s reportedly contemplating legal action for defamation of character. I’m pretty sure most of her antics were true. Just saying. On a positive note, the cast killed it with their performances. Within minutes, I forgot I was watching actors. Their mannerisms and music video recreations were spot on.

The VH1 biopic scored big for the network. It was the highest-rated original movie on cable television in 2013 with over 4.5 million viewers. In addition, according to SocialGuide, the show was the most-tweeted program on Monday night, generating 1.92 million tweets with the hashtag #CrazySexyCool. Glad to see TLC fans came out in droves.

After the movie ended, the surviving members of the group, Chilli and T-Boz, previewed their new video “Meant To Be.” The breezy acoustic ballad is the only new track featured on their latest greatest hits album 20. The ladies just dropped the accompanying visual which features Ne-Yo. Check out the full-length version below.

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