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This Week On VH1: Meet The Men Behind TMNT Without Their Shells On, Reminisce About Your Favorite Got Milk Ads + More

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This week was all about reliving our childhoods. Flip through our favorite ‘Got Milk’ ads to see young Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow wearing matching milk mustaches, read up on the 15 MTV movies all millennials must watch including Crossroads starring Britney Spears, get to know the actors who are playing our favorite childhood turtles in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more.

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Tina Majorino Not Only Gets Fandom, She Throws Harry Potter-Themed Parties

From Napoleon Dynamite to Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, and Veronica Mars, Tina Majorino has maintained a steady presence in beloved movies and shows over the years, always with rabid fandoms in tow. She began acting as a kid (Corrina, Corrina, When A Man Loves A Woman), and she has the strange honor of being in Kevin Costner‘s epic flop Water World, which was, at the time, the most expensive movie ever made. Her career has been eclectic and unwavering, making her one of the most interesting working actresses out there today. (She’s also just really cool and down to earth with rad hair.)  Read more…

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Don’t Be Shellshocked, But These Celebrities Really Look Like Turtles

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By Christopher Rosa 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theaters  this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited to see one of our favorite franchises get the larger-than-life reboot it deserves. Seeing Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello reunite has us thinking about their celebrity doppelgangers. In other words, stars that look like turtles. Duh.

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A Cinderella Story: Keke Palmer Is Our Yas Girl Of The Week!

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Throw your YASSSS in the air, because Keke Palmer is our YAS GIRL of the week! The multi-talented star will be making her Broadway debut as the first EVER black Cinderella in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Yas! Keke is known for her past roles in Akeelah and the Bee, Masters Of Sex, and her lead role as Chili in VH1′s own CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story! She also hosts Just Keke, her very own talk show on BET – which, at 20 years old,  made her the youngest TV talk show host in history! This girl is on fire!

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A History Of Repeat Blackface Offenders

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There is no question that blackface is a racist trope too regularly used on film, TV, and in magazines. While not nearly as rampant as it was in the 1930s, there have been hundreds of instances of blackface employed in the past twenty years. Everyone from Paris Hilton to Ben Stiller and Jimmy Fallon to Billy Crystal has donned a form of blackface in an attempt to be funny, controversial, or — in Hilton’s case — cute. (The things people will do for a laugh.)

The most recent use of blackface is by a repeat offender, Chris Lilley (pictured above), who is the star of the new HBO series, Jonah from Tonga. The series, which follows the story of a Tongan teenager, features Lilley in brownface make-up and a curly wig. In other series, the actor has portrayed S.mouse, an African American rap artist from California and Jen Okazaki, a Japanese mother of three.

Sadly he’s not the only entertainer that is a repeat offender. From the early days of blackface in the 1930s to now, several actors and models have turned to the controversial make-up choice to portray a person of another race.

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