5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Disney Starlets, Veronica Mars Movie, Netflix Shares, and More

5 Things You Need to Know This Week5 Things You Need to Know This Week"5 Things You Need to Know This Week" is a reoccurring Friday feature at Common Sense Media

In addition to spring movie season heating up, we're also celebrating a Kickstarter success story, remembering our favorite music teachers, and sharing our Netflix picks on Facebook -- or are we? Here are some of the hot topics around our office this week.

  • The drug- and sex-fueled movie Spring Breakers, starring Disney queens Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, is ruffling parents' feathers -- especially those whose kids have seen them as role models.
  • Fans of canceled TV series Veronica Mars kicked in $2 million in one day to fund the production of a movie based on the show.
  • Grammys aren't just for pop stars. Our digital media director/resident cellist invites you to nominate the music teachers who've most inspired you.
  • Ready to expose your guilty pleasures? Netflix goes social with a new Facebook app.
  • Riding high on its Best Picture Oscar win, Argo faces a potential lawsuit for its portrayal of Iran.


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