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Lindsay & Wilmer: Sing the Pain Away

Wilmer_karaokeLindsay Lohan reportedly caught up with former flame Wilmer Valderrama at a karaoke party Sunday, but the results were nothing to sing about. Wilmer approached Lindsay, only to get the cold shoulder. He then took the stage and launched into Matchbox Twenty‘s "Back 2 Good," which he dedicated to Linds (the song contains the lines, "I was thinking if you were lonely / Maybe we could leave here and no one would know … I’m lonely now and I don’t know how to get it back to good." "It’s too late!" could be heard shouted from Lindsay’s entourage after Wilmer finished. And seriously: what a weenie. Were Barbara Streisand’s "The Way We Were" and Bryan Adams’ "Everything I Do (I Do It for You)" unavailable? He should have just gotten revenge after being brushed off by singing Amy Winehouse‘s "Rehab." [New York Daily News]

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Kim Finally Remembers the Sex Tape

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More than three months after rumblings of the existence of Kim Kardashian, Superstar (and a month after actual footage leaked), Kim Kardashian has admitted to knowing about her long-delayed sex tape all along. “I really didn’t think [it] was coming out,” she told Complex. I apologize for not publicly being honest…but I felt like at the time that’s all that I could have said.” Thank god, because I thought maybe she was just staring into space and aimlessly jiggling her chest and butt, instead of, you know, playing up for the camera.

In other Kardashian news, the adult-film super company behind KKS has offered a four-porno directing deal to Ray J, Kim’s co-star and “director.” He won’t necessarily need to appear in the films as part of the deal, which is either a testament to his talents as a director or a blow to his “talent” as a “performer.” [TMZ.com]

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Best of Blogville: Eva’s New ‘Do

Eval_links- That’s not an Eva Longoria bobblehead doll, it’s…Eva Longoria. [Just Jared]

- Posh and Becks get priced out of Beverly Hills mansion. Poor millionaires! [Dlisted]

- Phrase of the week year decade: "Pocket moguls." Learn it. [CityRag]

- On her blog, Jennifer Hudson responds to many rumors, including the Burger King one: "I read things about my favorite artist and let me tell you since im experiencing this first hand you guys cant believe everything you read because its not true [all sic]." But then, can we believe this, even? Paradox time! [CONCRETELOOP]

- Amy Winehouse‘s tour rider requests a "sober local crew." She doesn’t want anyone breaking into her stash. [Idolator]

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Trey: The Needle and the Damage Done

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Learning that Phish string-bender and Dave Matthews pal Trey Anastasio has been busted for driving with a controlled substance in his car is about as shocking as learning Bobby Brown has been arrested for not paying his child support. (Although the cops letting Bobby drive himself to jail was original.) But Trey wants the world to know he, as Billy Joel once sang, is an innocent man

On Tuesday, Anastasio pleaded not guilty to seven charges, including three felony counts of illegal possession of prescription painkillers stemming from a December bust where cops
found heroin, hydrocodone, Percocet, and Xanax in his Audi. And he
managed to do it without once breaking into a two-hour long guitar solo.

Like John Popper sitting in on harmonica, his lawyer explained on the Fort Edward, NY, courthouse steps:

"The hope is he will go on with his life and not have any incarceration. He has a narcotic problem, and he’s dealt with that, and he’s working on that. He’s led an exemplary life. He told me, ‘I’m here to face the consequences and work it out with the court and go on with my life.’"

There’s some hope for everybody who still hasn’t gotten over Jerry Garcia dying. If this case drags on, a Phish reunion tour might be necessary to pay the legal fees.

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White Stripes: Thumps in the Truck

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Meg White can breathe easy. Our favorite rhythmically-challenged tub-thumper still has a job. For The White Stripes have announced that they will release a new album, Icky Thump, on some date to be announced when we can’t handle the suspense anymore (and Meg learns to use the second snare). On their Web site, ver Stripes explained:

"We are doing our best (whatever that is) to release the album as soon as corporately possible. And though we are tired, worn, weary, hungry, cold and left without an ounce of nutrition amongst ourselves, we are in the midst of planning performance type shows around the world."

Translated, that means: "Contractual obligation album of Elephant off-cuts on its way. No hits." Still, Jack White’s off-cuts are like The Fiery Furnaces at their best. Sample song titles include: "Catch Hell Blues" and "Little Cream Soda."

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Meanwhile, in the Land of Mushy Peas

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Clocks stopped, horses talked as if they were Mr. Ed, and the Thames ran backward as Leeds post-Britpoppers Kaiser Chiefs knocked Mika off the top of the UK charts with "Ruby." Yeah, we know you’ve got things to do today. But if you want to look like you have an ear cocked to what the Brits call the "wireless" and impress your friends, here’s everything you need to know about The Mighty Chiefs.

Who:  Ricky Wilson (singer), Andrew White (guitar), Simon Rix (bass), Nick Baines (keyboards), Nick Hodgson (drums). That’s two Nicks!

Where from:  Leeds, birthplace of Oscar nominee Peter O’Toole, home to Goth bands like The Mission UK, and the city which also gave us Corinne Bailey Rae.

That name: They’re named after the South African Kaizer Chiefs Football Club.

Best song: "I Predict a Riot," as heard on their 200 debut, Employment.

Sounds like: Blur, Kings of Britpop whose music hall songs about quangos and milkmen failed to seduce the Americans as much as Oasis’ "Wonderwall."

Rock ‘n’ roll!:  Fellow UK chart stars Arctic Monkeys hate ‘em. "If we’re next year’s Kaiser Chiefs, we’ll quit," moaned Alex Turner in 2005. "They’re a bit annoying."

Millions of downloading Britkids disagree with you, Alex. But will they stay on top?  Stay tuned …

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Jennifer Hudson: Queen of the World

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The last person left awake in hour three of last night’s Oscarcast has emailed VH1 Blog to inform us that Jennifer Hudson won Best Supporting Actress. Noted. But we can’t turn over and go back to sleep without considering some of the ramifications:

1. You know Beyonce’s taking notes. With the success of Hudson and Norbit, expect Ms. Bills, Bills, Bills to bulk up for a forthcoming biopic of George Foreman. She plays George.

2. American Idol rejects can now expect a brighter future than flipping burgers with Justin Guarini. Look for Antonella Barba to appear in a remake of Star 80.

3. Will there be a Dreamgirls, Too?  In this exciting sequel, a quartet of girls from Houston become a trio, then a few other members are traded around, the lead singer goes solo and sleeps with Jay-Z, and everyone lives happily ever after. (Except the other, less-famous two.)  You’ll weep as Beyondi sings, "I Am Telling You I Am Not Staying in the Same Hotel As Those Two Skanks."

4. Er, that’s it.

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