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14 Best New Edition (and Spinoff) Songs, From ‘Candy Girl’ to ‘Poison’ (Videos)

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14 Best New Edition (and Spinoff) Songs, From ‘Candy Girl’ to ‘Poison’ (Videos)
If Bet’s “The New Edition Story” has you looking to make a playlist with a mix of New Jack Swing and soulful ballads, we’ve ranked our 14 favorites. Starting with… 14 (Honorable Mention) Boyz II Men – “Mowtownphilly” (Writers: Dallas Austin, Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman) Michael “Biv” Bivens didn’t just help discover and mentor Boyz II Men in their early career, he also co-wrote and rapped on their debut single… which in the music video he performed sitting on a toilet 13) Bbd – She’s Dope (writer: Dr. Freeze) The track was originally simply called “Dope” but was changed to the.
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8 New Edition Spinoff Acts, From Bell Biv Devoe to New Kids on the Block (Photos)

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8 New Edition Spinoff Acts, From Bell Biv Devoe to New Kids on the Block (Photos)
Bet’s “The New Edition” story traces the dramatic rise of Boston’s New Edition. But the group’s legacy goes way beyond its string of hits. Bobby Brown went solo after being ejected from the group in 1985, though he would later reunite with his bandmates. He did fine on his own, knocking out hits like “My Prerogative” and “Every Little Step.” After Brown’s exit, Michael Bivins recruited solo artist Johnny Gill to join the group in 1987. Gill was the only member of New Edition who wasn’t from Boston. When Ralph Tresvant went solo, he ushered in an
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Horror Highlights: Funko’s Logan Collectibles, Officer Downe, Inktober Artwork, Stern Pinball, El Rey Network Marathon, Polaris Programming

Before Hugh Jackman's Wolverine takes one last "hurrah" on the big screen next year, check out his collection of Funko Pop! figures, Dorbz, and keychains. Also: cover art and details on the new graphic novel edition of Officer Downe, a look at Jeaux Janovsky's Inktober cartoons, details on the Stern Pinball digital arcade, info on El Rey's "Way of the Turkey" marathon, and two clips from Maker Studios' revamped Polaris YouTube Channel.

Images and Release Details for Funko's Logan Collectibles: From Collector Corps via Funko: “He’s the best at what he does, but what he does isn’t very nice!

The adamantium-filled, self-healing superhero Wolverine is getting an all-new Funko treatment!

Collect Wolverine and his retractable claws as Pop!s, Dorbz, and a Pocket Pop! Keychain!

Be sure to look for exclusive figures! Collect the Logan tank top.

Pop! and Dorbz only at Hot Topic, and Weapon X Wolverine Pop!
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Exclusive: New Kids on the Block and Paula Abdul Talk Bringing 'Happiness Back to the World' With New Tour

Exclusive: New Kids on the Block and Paula Abdul Talk Bringing 'Happiness Back to the World' With New Tour
Et sat down with New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul following the announcement on Tuesday that they will all be featured in NKotB's Total Package Tour next summer.

"We're bringing the happy back," Donnie Wahlberg tells Et's Jennifer Peros. "We're bringing joy, love and happiness back to the world with this tour."

Read: New Kids on the Block Announce Summer Tour With Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men

The Total Package Tour also marks Abdul's first return to touring in 25 years. The 44-city North American trek begins on May 12 in Columbus, Ohio, and includes a special Boston homecoming for NKotB on July 8 at Fenway Park. Altogether, the three acts have sold 200 million records worldwide.

The singers explained that the tour started to come together when Abdul expressed an interest in hitting the road again after more than two decades.

"She reached out," Wahlberg remembers. "We were wanting to tour with Boyz II Men again
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‘The New Edition Story’ First Clip: ‘Empire’ Star Bryshere Y. Gray Brings the Band To Life in Bet Movie

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‘The New Edition Story’ First Clip: ‘Empire’ Star Bryshere Y. Gray Brings the Band To Life in Bet Movie
Bet will air “The New Edition Story,” about the famed music group New Edition, as a six-hour, three-night event on January 24, 25, and 26, 2017. The biopic tells the story of how the group laid the foundation for boy bands like Boyz II Men, N’Sync, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block.

Read More: Taraji P. Henson: Why the ‘Empire’ Star Digs Donning Different Hats

New Edition was comprised of Ronnie Devoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill. “Empire” star Bryshere Y. Gray will play Bivins as an adult and Dante Hoagland will play Michael as a child. The rest of the cast includes:

Elijah Kelley as the adult Bell and Caleb McLaughlin as the younger Bell. Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Luke James as Gill. Algee Smith as the adult Tresvant and Jahi Winston as the younger Tresvant. Keith Powers as the adult Devoe and
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Watch Bobby Brown Brawl With Bell Biv DeVoe in New Biopic Trailer

Watch Bobby Brown Brawl With Bell Biv DeVoe in New Biopic Trailer
Bobby Brown and Bell Biv DeVoe battle for stage supremacy in a tense new trailer for Bet's upcoming three-part biopic, The New Edition Story.

The clip opens with Brown (played by Woody McLain) hogging the spotlight with a fiery performance of "My Prerogative" while Michael Bivins (Bryshere Y. Gray of Empire), Ricky Bell (Elijah Kelly) and Ronnie DeVoe (Keith Powers of Straight Outta Compton) grumble backstage. Ultimately, the group decides to bump Brown on their own, but as they tear through "Poison," a manager stokes the solo star's anger. After
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‘The New Edition Story’ Trailer: ‘Empire’ Star Bryshere Gray Toplines Bet’s Dramatic R&B Biopic

‘The New Edition Story’ Trailer: ‘Empire’ Star Bryshere Gray Toplines Bet’s Dramatic R&B Biopic
New Edition paved the way for many successful boy bands, and now their story is coming to the silver screen. Bet unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming mini-series biopic, “The New Edition Story,” featuring Duane Martin and Wood Harris.

The three-part series will chronicle the group’s humble beginnings in Boston, their handwork and dedication and their rapid rise to stardom. It will also give glimpses of their struggles, fights and drama they had along the way, including their decision to replace Bobby Brown.

Read More: Bet Awards 2016: Full Bet Awards Winners List

Known for their early hits including “Candy Girl” and “Cool It Now,” the R&B quintet went through many highs and lows since its formation in 1978. “Empire” star Bryshere Gray will portray Michael Bivins, R&B singer-songwriter Luke James will be Johnny Gill, Woody McClain will take on the role of Bobby Brown, Elijah Kelley will be Ricky Bell,
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La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun Among Five Cast In ‘New Edition: The Movie’ On Bet

Bet is rounding out the cast for its three-part miniseries New Edition: The Movie. La La La Anthony (Power), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Office; The New Odd Couple), Monica Calhoun (The Best Man), Lisa Nicole Carson (Ally McBeal) and Sandi McCree (The Wire) have signed on to play the mothers of the iconic 1980s R&B/ pop group. Anthony will play Flo DeVoe, mother of the young Ronnie DeVoe, Brown will play Michael Bivins' mother Shirley Bivins, Calhoun is Ralph Tresvant's…
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Lip Sync Battle: Chris Paul Performs New Edition’s “Candy Girl” Against Snoop Dogg

The past two weeks on Lip Sync Battle have featured clashes involving TV stars, with last week being a full-on Community battle between Joel McHale and Jim Rash and the week before that being a Marvel showdown between Agent Carter‘s Hayley Atwell and Agents of Shield‘s Clark Gregg. This Thursday, however, will be a blend of sports and music, as Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul takes on iconic rapper Snoop Dogg. So what can we expect from Chris Paul and Snoop Dogg in their performances? It’s anyone’s guess really, but we do have a better idea of what Paul is going for thanks to the

Lip Sync Battle: Chris Paul Performs New Edition’s “Candy Girl” Against Snoop Dogg
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Bet to Air Miniseries About ’80s Boy Band New Edition

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Bet to Air Miniseries About ’80s Boy Band New Edition
R&B group New Edition will get Bet miniseries treatment with a TV movie to premiere in 2016, the network announced on Monday. The series will be the first music-focused scripted movie to air on the cable network. New Edition first hit success as a five-member boy band in the 1980s with songs like “Candy Girl,” until Bobby Brown left after two years to pursue a solo career. Johnny Gill soon joined the other original members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant,all of whom have signed on as co-producers of the Bet movie. New Edition’s longtime manager
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New Edition Biopic Miniseries From Jesse Collins In Works At Bet

An original miniseries based on the iconic 1980s R&B/ pop group New Edition is set at Bet Networks, with Real Husbands Of Hollywood's Jesse Collins executive producing through his Jesse Collins Entertainment banner, in association with New Edition Enterprises. New Edition members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant are co-producers. Shooting is set to begin after the first of the year for premiere in 2016. The untitled three-night…
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Fashion Flashback: The Most Absurd Overalls of the ’90s

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Overalls are huge right now (in a #throwbackthursday kind of way). They’re all over Forever 21, H&M, and Asos.com — not to mention runways like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Balmain. The resurgence of this slouchy staple is a bit of a fashion mystery. Seriously, when did the relatively grungey, traditional workman’s uniform become chic? The easy answer is: 25 years ago. We owe this overalls renaissance to early ’90s nostalgia, back when boy bands like New Kids on the Block and Bell Biv Devoe enticed and titillated in spray-painted, bare-chested versions of the look (and if you were truly fly, you wore yours backwards, like Kriss Kross).

Let’s go back in time to celebrate the silliest overalls in fashion history.

[Photos: Getty Images, Motown]
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Fashion Flashback: The Most Absurd Overalls of the ’90s

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Overalls are huge right now (in a #throwbackthursday kind of way). They’re all over Forever 21, H&M, and Asos.com — not to mention runways like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Balmain. The resurgence of this slouchy staple is a bit of a fashion mystery. Seriously, when did the relatively grungey, traditional workman’s uniform become chic? The easy answer is: 25 years ago. We owe this overalls renaissance to early ’90s nostalgia, back when boy bands like New Kids on the Block and Bell Biv Devoe enticed and titillated in spray-painted, bare-chested versions of the look (and if you were truly fly, you wore yours backwards, like Kriss Kross).

Let’s go back in time to celebrate the silliest overalls in fashion history.

[Photos: Getty Images, Motown]
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Seth Rogen Sings ‘Poison’ With Bell Biv DeVoe; Fulfills Lifelong Dream

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Seth Rogen Sings ‘Poison’ With Bell Biv DeVoe; Fulfills Lifelong Dream
"One day I'm going to sing with those guys," an 8-year-old Seth Rogen whispered to himself 24 years ago in his quiet suburban Canadian house after seeing the video for Bell Biv DeVoe's "Poison" on Much Music. This weekend, that dream came to fruition at the third annual Hilarity for Charity event he hosted with his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen. After performances from the likes of Sarah Silverman, Weird Al, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (covering No Doubt’s "I’m Just a Girl"), Bell Biv DeVoe came onstage to do what they do. They event raised over $900,000 for Alzheimer's research. Great! As Bbd sings in the song's first verse, "Let's cure it 'cause we're running out of time."
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Seth Rogen Sings With Bell Biv Devoe, Raises $900,000 for Alzheimer's Disease (Video)

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Seth Rogen Sings With Bell Biv Devoe, Raises $900,000 for Alzheimer's Disease (Video)
“Don't be the loser who misses out on prom,” the invites taunted. Even those who came but left the third annual “Hilarity for Charity” at the Hollywood Palladium before 11:00 p.m. on Friday night ended up the losers. Hosts Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller Rogen joined Bell Biv Devoe on stage for an “if you can dance like it's 1990, you can come on stage” finale to a night that raised over $900,000 for Alzheimer's research in a 1980's themed variety show prom. Also read: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie Christmas Eve Comedy Gets Release Date “I once smoked a joint.
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11 Times Lifetime's Saved By the Bell Movie Ruined Our Childhood

11 Times Lifetime's Saved By the Bell Movie Ruined Our Childhood
It's been 25 years in the making, and it's finally here: Lifetime's Unauthorized Saved By the Bell movie aired tonight, and we spent two full hours of our Labor Day subjecting ourselves to it. Was it good? No. Was it bad? That's a harder question to answer, but only because 'yes' has more letters in it than 'no,' and typing is hard after all the cookies we've eaten today. We will say, however, that we enjoyed watching it immensely, and that enjoyment was only mostly due to the excellent music (Oh hey, Bell Biv DeVoe). The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story told the scandalous tale of everything that apparently went on behind the scenes over the course of four seasons, from...
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You're welcome: Watch the first five minutes of Lifetime's 'Saved By the Bell' movie

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You're welcome: Watch the first five minutes of Lifetime's 'Saved By the Bell' movie
Put on your baggiest Hypercolor® tee, your finest high-tops and your stoniest stone-washed jeans -- it's time to return to "Saved By the Bell." Lifetime knows how much you want to watch the cable network's highly-anticipated "The Unauthorized Story Of Saved By The Bell," so they've released the first five minutes of the movie online.  The clip begins at a 1990 public appearance in Cincinnati where thousands of fans clamor to catch a glimpse of the teen tube stars in a very "Hard Day's Night"-kind of way. It then transforms into what can only be described as "Screech's Goodfellas," with Sam Kindseth playing scrawny star Dustin Diamond. It flashes back to Diamond's 1988 audition and includes lots of narration, a rousing pop soundtrack (The Go-Gos, Bell Biv Devoe), restless camerawork, and Screech breaking the fourth wall in order to address the audience.  Watch it here:     (function(d, s, id) { var js,
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