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The daily gossip: 'NSync will reunite to perform at the Video Music Awards on Sunday, and more
5 top pieces of celebrity gossip — from the latest in the Pattinson/Stewart saga to Taylor Swift's woefully outdated meme
 
The group will be back in sync on Sunday.
The group will be back in sync on Sunday. Ron Sachs/CNP/Corbis

1. 'NSync will reunite to perform at the Video Music Awards
It's 2001 all over again. According to widespread reports, boy band 'NSync — aka "Justin Timberlake and four guys you've never heard of," for any young readers out there — will reunite to perform live at MTV's Video Music Awards on Sunday. Unfortunately, the news comes with some strings attached: The reunion is a one-off performance, so prepare yourself now to say bye bye bye to 'NSync all over again. [USA Today]
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2. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are seriously talking about getting back together again
After months of on-again/off-again dating, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart — better known as the frowniest couple in Hollywood — finally called it quits in May. But just when it seemed like the star-crossed vampires might be done for good this time, Us Weekly breaks the news that the erstwhile couple met earlier this month to have " a very intense conversation" about their future — as opposed to all the fun they usually have. [Us Weekly]
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3. Maria Sharapova might become "Maria Sugarpova" to promote her candy line
Today in disturbing corporate synergy: According to The Los Angeles Times, Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is actually considering changing her name to "Maria Sugarpova" during the U.S. Open in order to drum up publicity for her candy brand of the same name. Though Sharapova is seeded third in the tournament, it remains to be seen whether she can beat rivals Serena Willi-Yums and Choc-Toria Azarenka. [LA Times]
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4. Taylor Swift gave Ed Sheeran some homemade jam with an outdated meme on it
It's been four years since Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift at the VMAs, but Taylor Swift is never ever ever going to let it go. In an Instagram post, Swift's buddy Ed Sheeran showed off a jar of homemade jam Swift had given him, which bears the message "Yo Ed — I'm really happy 4 you and I'm gonna let u finish but this is the best JAM OF ALL TIME." While her joke may be played out, the jam does look more palatable and less sickeningly sweet than the average Taylor Swift ballad. [Daily News]
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5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might have six villains
The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012 rebooted the popular superhero a mere five years after the previous Spider-Man film franchise ended, because Hollywood thinks we need origin stories regurgitated like so much half-chewed baby food. But now that our second Spider-Man franchise is officially off the ground, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is loading itself down by introducing pretty much every villain you can think of. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the name "Sinister Six" was written on the side of the soundstage where The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is shooting. The message has been interpreted by many fans as a possible hint that the team of supervillains (which does, in fact, feature six members) will debut in the film — because way, way too many villains to keep track of is what everybody loved about Spider-Man 3, right? [The Hollywood Reporter]

 
Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor and film and television critic for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticPOLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.

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