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by Aimee Curran

It seems like just yesterday we were being introduced to the Hellcats crew of Lancer University, and Tuesday night our favorite cheer team closed out the season and the series for good. (ICYMI, The CW canceled the show yesterday.) Of course, the entire season was centered around going to nationals, and the finale kicked off with lots of sweat, sport bras and strep throat!

The Hellcats are plagued with a nasty bug and suddenly finds themselves with just enough members to compete. All the healthy cheerleaders are required to slumber party in the gym, and Marti thinks this is a great time to invite her half-sister Deirdre to hang out. Savannah comes on too strong when Marti introduces her, Deirdre freaks out and starts playing guitar with Travis Guthrie (why was he there? I have no idea!) and tells Marti the whole cheer thing is a pathetic scene. Marti calls out her bad attitude then invites Deirdre to be her guest to nationals. Surprisingly, Deirdre agrees.

Red's ex-wife, Emily, is determined to make life hell for Vanessa. She shows up at the cheer sleepover, makes passive aggressive comments about Vanessa in front of Lewis and leaves with a creepy smile. Vanessa doesn't give Emily's scorned woman ways a second thought because she has to to get her team to Nationals!

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by Aimee Curran

We're nearing the end of season one, and this week's episode of "Hellcats" kicks off with Lewis and his new GF nasty Cathy working on their seductive "in da club" dancing style. No, they aren't drunk or trying to get down, they're practicing their moves for a dance-a-thon to try and win a car for Lewis' dad. Oh wait. Never mind. As soon as we think it's all clean fun, they start making out only to be interrupted by Alice being a bitch…big surprise. Cathy storms out, Lewis confronts Alice and she blames genetics for her not-so-pleasant 'tude. She tries to convince Lewis that she is the better dance partner but is DENIED, and Lewis walks out on her.

Over in Savannah's crumbling life, the news of her dad's bribery/fraud case is all over the papers. While getting ready to go to dinner with Dan's family, Savannah complains about her family's frozen assets. Dan suggests a big family dinner with his family might be better for another night because his dad basically hates her dad for all the fraud. More or less, Savannah is a black sheep and Dan can't bring her around. He leaves, and she asks Marti for Julian's help. Savannah's family can't afford a lawyer and Julian is their only option for free representation. Marti says okay, but is more concerned with her dress.

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by Aimee Curran

On "Hellcats," Marti Perkins (Aly Michalka) is a straight-A earning, guitar playing, cheerleading, law student machine. Her tough exterior and no-nonsense attitude don't lend much to a soft romantic side. Sure, she had a brief relationship with her cheermate Lewis before ruining it with a drunk semi-nude make-out with her BFF Dan, but if you watched Tuesday's juicy episode, "Before I Was Caught" (or at least read our recap), you know Marti and her law professor, Julian Parrish (Gale Harold) finally stopped denying their attraction for each other and had a hot hook-up!

It's been a long time coming, but is this romance going to be as fleeting as Marti's flings with Lewis and Dan? Well, when we sat down with Aly just hours before the episode aired, we asked that very question and she told us why this fictional relationship has the potential to last.

"What I love about the relationship is that Marti and Julian have been denying this [attraction] the whole time," she said. "You see them kind of flirt with each other in and out of class and she always tries to maintain responsibility with being the student. She finally just gives into her feelings. It was funny, I was talking about this with Kevin Murphy, our creator, and he was just like, 'We need to do it! It's ridiculous. The fans want to see it. Marti wants it. Julian wants it.' so we ended up just going there and going for it full on."

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by Aimee Curran

Out with the old, in with the new seemed to be the theme of Tuesday night's "Hellcats." Of course, no episode can start without an ab-flashing dance routine practice in the gym. The Hellcats show off their breast cancer benefit routine for the new head of athletics, Dean Laverne. Although they appreciate the support and interest, the dean seems to like the routine a little too much. His pervy eyes and description of the routine as "tasty dance moves" are kind of creepy for my taste, but then again it's just a TV show.

Post perving-out, Dean Laverne turns on Vanessa and begins grilling her about her relationship with Red and information about Red's ex-wife Emily. Completely caught off guard, Vanessa sputters out a few sentences about not knowing much and asks why the interest. Well, turns out the NCAA has Lancer University under the microscope for their recent shady activity, scandal and staff turnover. It just so happens Emily is the head lawyer for the NCAA and is out to get Red. Why? Well wouldn't you know…when Red was married to Emily when he cheated on her with Vanessa. Burn.

Moving on, Dan and Marti see Savannah and Lewis arguing. Marti asks what's up, Savannah tells them about Lewis and the cheating scandal, and Lewis storms off telling everyone to leave it alone. He just wants to face the Honor Court and accept the consequences for buying a paper off Betsy the volleyball player. Unsatisfied with this, Marti goes after Lewis, hounding him to let her help, which he reluctantly agrees to. So Marti hops on her bike and pedals down to her now-former law professor's swanky new office digs. Can we just get it out of the way right now that Julian the lawyer is hot?! Wow. Why I haven't taken notice before is beyond me.

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by Aimee Curran

Blood! Gore! Zombies! After six long weeks of missing out favorite cheer team, the Hellcats dusted off their pom-poms and sis-boom-bah'd their way back into our hearts by helping Dan with his Lancer film school submission. Nothing says, "I'm serious about film making," more than having Marti eaten by a crew of zombies and the rest of the Hellcats fighting them off with a fancy dance routine and guns. Right? But we'll get to that in a sec.

First things first. Last time we checked in with Marti she was desperate to find out who her dad really was. Post-zombie bloodbath, Marti hops on her trusty bike headed for the guitar shop with picks she found in her dad's suitcase. She hopes she'll find any tiny bit of information about him. At the shop she meets Dierdra (played by AJ Michalka—yes Aly's real life sister), a space cadet of a store clerk.

After searching the store database for her dad's name and coming up with nothing, Dierdra tells Marti that the little podunk guitar shop they are standing in could be another CBGB. I mean it has one whole wall covered in old rock memorabilia, fliers, photos and stickers from all the musicians that have played there. One whole wall…wow. It takes Marti under a minute to find an old setlist from 1998 with her dad's name, Rex Perkins, on it. Marti immediately has issue with the date. Turns out, Wanda-the-wonder-mom lied to Marti years ago when she said Rex died in 1993. Marti confronts Wanda, she 'fesses up and takes Marti to their town's equivalent of L.A.'s Skid Row.

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What do vampires, rich kids, cheerleaders and a group of liars have in common? They all make for excellent television, for one—but they're also perfect for the written word too.

In the spirit of today's awesome teen-friendly book release schedule (Teen Lit Tuesday!), Hollywood Crush wants to know—which of TV's numerous book-to-screen adaptations is your favorite? In that vein, just how many of our favorite shows actually got their start as books?

Turns out it's a lot. "Gossip Girl" and "The Vampire Diaries," two of The CW's most successful shows, are both based on popular teen lit series by Cecily von Ziegesar and L.J. Smith—though you probably knew that. But did you know "Hellcats" is also based on a book? "Cheer!," by Kate Torgovnik, is a non-fiction account of the competitive college cheerleading world—kind of like the "Friday Night Lights" of pom poms and spandex.

And let's not forget about Rosewood's most scandalous group of teenagers, the four ladies of ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars," who got their start as a series of books by Sara Shepard. (Not to mention the pilot the network just ordered based on Sara's newest series, "The Lying Game.")

Although we know waiting sucks, passing time until "True Blood" returns on June 26 is a little easier with one of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels. (Yeah, we know they're not YA, but we're including them because we can! Okay!?) Much like "Gossip Girl" and "TVD," "True Blood" skews very different from the books—but that's almost more fun, since you have two separate storylines for the same beloved characters.

So tell us: Which book-to-TV adaptation is your favorite? Vote in our poll after the jump!

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It's time to say goodbye to "Hellcats." No, don't worry, it's not the end of the line for our favorite cheer squad at Lancer University, it's just a wrap on filming their first season! Star Aly Michalka (pictured) told fans, "Its officially the end of Season 1 on Hellcats for Marti Perkins:) So much love on set. Thank you to our cast,crew,producers & writers:) xo" and her co-star Jeremy Wong followed up with, "Season 1 of #Hellcats is officially wrapped 4 me. Nice 2 have a break but I'm going 2 miss my cast & crew so much! Hope 2 see U all soon!"

But it's not just the last day on the "Hellcats" set, it's also just so happens to be Rebecca Black's favorite day of the week: Friday! The web phenom had plenty of buzz all week, but the "Friday" songstress (who finally joined Twitter thanks from some nudging from Ryan Seacrest, as she posted, "We so excited... because it's Friday and I made an official twitter!!! Thanks @RyanSeacrest http://yfrog.com/h4ep94j #wesoexcited") had tons of tweets from famous fans today, including one from Radio Disney host Jake Whetter who wrote, "Today is Rebecca Black's day." Meanwhile, actress Shelby Young celebrated Rebecca Black Friday when she tweeted some of those unforgettable lyrics, "Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday. Today it is Friday, Friday."

Check out the rest of today's best tweets from the stars, including Tom Hanks' unglamorous outfit and Amber Riley's embarrassing texting mishap! Follow us @hollywoodcrush to get even more celebrity and pop culture news around the clock!

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by Aimee Curran

After last week's "Hellcats," in which every current story line was tied up and squared away, things were looking like they might get boring and, well, normal at Lancer University. Thank goodness Savannah's knocked-up sister, Charlotte, stepped in to save the day by revealing the identity of her baby daddy, carrying us through another week of skin baring dance routines while almost distracting us from Coach Vanessa's emo love life and Wanda's poor motherly ways.

Cue the weekly practice scene where the Hellcats rah, rah, rahing to a new, hip song by Werewolf vs. Unicorn. It's a band Alice discovered that gave exclusive use of the song to the Hellcats for an edge over the other teams. Sweet. After sweating it out with too much boob shaking, Dan pops in to break the news that he secretly applied to Lancer to major in film and he got in! Since Dan is sort of poor, Savannah goes to her parents house with Alice to grab old text books for him to use. Glowing with baby bliss, Charlotte starts showing off her ultrasound pics, talking about the Cyclones making it to nationals and what do you know, suddenly that catchy Werewolf vs. Unicorns song is heard in the background! Why? Well turns out, the Cyclones are practicing in the basement to it! Oh those sneaky musicians, promising exclusivity of one song to two teams!

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Oh, Crushers, our little Biebs is growing up! *sniff* Yes, Justin Bieber (pictured) is celebrating his 17th birthday today, and there was certainly no shortage of well-wishes from his celebrity pals around the Twitterverse. Usher posted to his protege, "Happy Birthday Lil Bro...JB I love you and hope you are enjoyin' your BIG 17th" as P. Diddy told him, "Happy Birthday to my little brother @justinbieber #happy17thbdaybiebs - love you boy." Even Justin's extended entourage, the guys from "Jersey Shore" made sure to tweet him some birthday love, including The Situation, who asked, "HEY DID EVERYONE WISH @justinbieber A HAPPY BIRTHDAY? HAPPY BDAY JUSTIN FROM ME & #SituationNation" while DJ Pauly D wrote, "Happy Birthday To My Homie @Justinbieber ..... #neversaynever." All the wishes seemed to help Justin have a great start to his 17th year, as he shared with friends and followers, "thank you for an incredible bday!"

Turns out the Biebs isn't alone in celebrating a birthday on March 1st! The one and only Ke$ha turns 24 today and got her fair share of bday wishes from famous friends too. Katy Perry (who celebrated her own milestone today, "#6millionfollowers?! THANKS! I ?") tweeted to her fellow songstress, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRAZY GAL! ?" and Adam Lambert made sure to tell the "Tik Tok" singer, "Happy Birthday @keshasuxx ! Miss you!"

Check out the rest of Tuesday's best tweets from the stars, including Ciara gearing up for a stint on "Hellcats" and Pink sharing her feelings on the latest Christina Aguilera controversy! Follow us @hollywoodcrush to get even more celebrity and pop culture news around the clock!

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by Aimee Curran

I think we all knew when Dan rambled off in his pick-up truck with heartbreak in hand at the end of 2010, he'd come back and stir the pot of Lancer drama. Well, that ship sailed last night when he rolled into town to serve as the best man at his brother's wedding.

Wanda, the hired wedding planner, can't help but get herself all up in Marti's business by volunteering Marti to sing Rolling Stones covers at the reception in an attempt to get Marti and Dan together. Real slick. Marti can't say no and has a heart-to-heart with Savannah about Dan coming home. Cue Savannah's crazy eyes when Marti says she doesn't know how she feels about Dan. Since Savannah lives her life with a competitive state of mind, she tells Marti the only way to resolve the Dan drama is for both of them to go to the wedding and throw themselves at Dan to see who he likes best. Ummm…yeah. Thank goodness Savannah is able to get a hair appointment at the last minute!

Back in the annoying storyline of Vanessa, Derrick and Red, Derrick, who apparently is a member of the Army Reserve, gets news that he is being deployed overseas and asks Vanessa to tie the knot before he leaves. She agrees, but isn't stoked. Who would be when her feelings are still stuck on a former flame? She talks to Red hoping he'll tell her not to marry Derrick, but he gives her some wishy-washy "follow your heart" answer, leaving Vanessa pouting like a kindergartner who didn't get her favorite color crayon. The next day she freaks out, won't sign the marriage license and admits she has a thing for Red. Derrick takes it surprisingly well, making her feel even worse and leaves her crying alone in the bedroom. Peace out, Derrick, it was fun while it lasted.

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