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30 Reasons Girls Just Want to Have Fun Is Still Great, 30 Years Later

30 Reasons Girls Just Want to Have Fun Is Still Great, 30 Years Later

Originally posted 04/11/2015 06:35PM

Hard to believe, but on April 12, 1985, the teen flick Girls Just Want to Have Fun first hit theaters. Skip past the part where this 30th anniversary makes you feel old, and instead reflect on the fact that this film holds up remarkably well today.

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"We Are the World" on Its 30th Anniversary: 5 Things to Know

"We Are the World" on Its 30th Anniversary: 5 Things to Know

Originally posted 01/25/2015 03:10PM

Thirty years ago, 45 of the biggest (and most diverse) names in American pop music came together on Jan. 28 to record a song with one purpose: ending famine in Africa.

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VIDEO: Cyndi Lauper & Sara Bareilles Mash Up 'True Colors' & 'Brave'

Watch This Inspiring Mash Up of 'True Colors' and 'Brave' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 09/26/2014 03:30PM

When it comes to fighting pediatric cancer, Hoda Kotb, Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles make a good team.

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Music To Rock To This Weekend

Music To Rock To This Weekend

Originally posted 04/26/2014 04:00PM

Our music editor shares his pump-up playlist

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From JT to Cyndi Lauper, What to Listen to Right Now (Playlist)

Playlist: What PEOPLE's Music Critic Is Listening to Right Now

Originally posted 04/25/2014 10:15AM

Summer is around the corner, but it's a selection of mainly slower songs that are currently playing nonstop for PEOPLE music critic Chuck Arnold.

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Critics' Corner: 12 Things to See, Hear, and Read this Week

Critics' Corner: 12 Things to See, Hear, and Read this Week

Originally posted 03/28/2014 12:00PM

The How I Met Your Mother series finale, the 30th anniversary reissue of Cyndi Lauper's She's So Unusual and more can't-miss entertainment

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Cyndi Lauper Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Her Debut Album with New Release | Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper Announces Release of 30th Anniversary Edition of Debut Album She's So Unusual

Originally posted 01/22/2014 09:50AM

Cyndi Lauper may have received a Grammy nomination for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, but out of the 15 nominations she's earned throughout her career, Lauper has only nabbed one gramophone.

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Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots Win Big at Tonys (VIDEO)

Tony Awards: Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper Are the Winners

Originally posted 06/09/2013 11:05PM

It was showdown at the Times Square Corral Sunday night.

This year's 67th annual Tony Awards race boiled down to a hotly contested duel between a homegrown musical about thigh-high footwear, Kinky Boots, and a British import about a contemporary little girl's Dickensian life, Matilda.

When the smoke cleared, Broadway's big winner was Kinky Boots, which, besides being named best musical of the season, took home a total of six awards, including one for best leading actor in a musical Billy Porter – whose jet-propelled acceptance speech left the crowd touched and breathless.

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Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' Turns 30 in Star-Studded Video

Cyndi Lauper's Big Surprise as 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' Turns 30

Originally posted 06/03/2013 12:25PM

Cyndi Lauper has plenty to celebrate – and she's not doing it alone.

Not only is the singer-songwriter Tony-nominated for her critically acclaimed score to the best-musical contender Kinky Boots, but she's also marking the 30th anniversary of the monster hit that first put her on the map, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," which she released in 1983.

To celebrate? She was totally surprised by the Kinky Boots ensemble. After quietly securing permission from Lauper's manager and her record company, Sony Music, they assembled this performance music video (see below) of Lauper's signature number.

"It's so sweet, I'm crying," Lauper, 59, during a quick break from rehearsal Monday, told PEOPLE of her reaction to what was done – and about those who participated. She first saw the video Sunday night, before it was posted to YouTube.

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Robin Roberts Explains Her Absence from GMA

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UpdatePosted 05/06/2013 06:15PM

Robin Roberts: 'I Feel the Best I've Felt in a Long Time'

Originally posted 05/08/2013 03:15PM

Robin Roberts's fans always worry about her when she's off-screen too long (just check out her Twitter), but the Good Morning America anchor says people needn't be concerned.

"I feel great. I feel the best I've felt in a long time – and I mean that sincerely," Roberts told PEOPLE Monday at the 12th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.

Roberts, rocking tight black leather pants and spiked heels at the luncheon to celebrate women's accomplishments, took Thursday and Friday off last week on the heels of a brief hospitalization in April. But taking care of herself has worked wonders, she says.

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