Lohan Is Presenting Awards At the VMAs

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Yep, LaLohan has signed up for a fun evening at the MTV VMAs show in L.A. on Sept 7. Can’t say if her honey-bunny constant companion Samantha Ronson will be tagged along, but ‘cmon, when aren’t these two together? If you’re a sports freak rather than a gossip hound, perhaps you’re more impressed by the fact that Michael Phelps (kingpin Olympian, beer pong genius, and Saturday Night Live host), is scheduled to present awards, too. And if you’re 14-year-old girl, you’ll be giddy to know that Ms Miley will participate.

You can read all about the latest updates to the VMAs presenters’ slate right here.

Watch videos of all the nominees, now. Watch the show on MTV, Sept 7 at 9 pm ET.

The Cho Show Commentary – Episode 2

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Above, check out what Margaret Cho, her parents, Selene and the Glam Squad have to say about this week’s episode of The Cho Show. There’s some nice discourse on beauty standards but, as usual, Margaret’s mom steals the (after-) show by saying she thought the drag queens in the pageant were “little chubby ladies, you know?” Not really, but it sounds cute!

Related content:
The Cho Show page
The Cho Show videos and extras
Part 1 of our interview with Margaret
Part 2 of our interview with Margaret

G’s To Gents Judge Is a Fashion Plate

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A couple of years ago we were interviewing Fonzworth Bentley – currently serving as the judge on G’s To Gents, and then known as the dude who dresses Diddy. We asked him if he had a favorite piece of clothing and he explained himself well.

“Probably this double faced scarf. I had this made in Italy at a shop, a shop called J. Cross. I picked out the fabric and you know this side of this maize, not yellow, with, I call this color tobacco, colored polka dots. But it’s double faced so it’s silk on one side and then 200 percent cashmere on the other side. So this is like my favorite scarf. It cost $300. I wear it often.”

Nice to see someone passionate about his chosen profession. Bentley’s known for keeping it dapper, so we put together a gallery of his 15 sharpest looks. Which one do you think he looks best in?

Rihanna, T.I, and Paramore Added to VMAs

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The list of artists slated to get onstage at this year’s VMAs show stretches from Lil Wayne to the Jonas Bros. Kid Rock, whose “All Summer Long” has been dominating the charts this season (watch his video in our Summer Songlist) is going to be there as well.

But with a week and a half left until the show, new names are bubbling in…and they’re big. Rihanna, T.I., Pink, and Paramore are all down to participate on September 7. There’s even talk of Michael Jackson moonwalking through the moonmen to give his scandalous sister an award. We’ll keep you up to date on all the changes and additions that come along.

And you recall that wildman Russell Brand is the host for the evening, yes? Here’s a list of 20 Things you should know about the guy before the big show.

Watch videos by all the artists nominated for awards this year.

Watch the VMAs on MTV – Sunday, September 7 at 9 pm ET

Spit Shall Fly Next I Love Money

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It wouldn’t be a VH1 celebreality show without someone spitting and sure enough the next episode of I Love Money features a salivary competition. Check out this sneak peek of Sunday’s new episode.

I Love Money: A Conspiracy Theory Debunked

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Earlier this week, messageboards (like this one and this one) started buzzing over what seemed to be a fatal, credibility-destroying stray shot in this week’s I Love Money Aftershow. In it, you can clearly see that the check that host Craig Jackson stamps void doesn’t in fact belong to this week’s eliminated contestant, 12 Pack.

And, since 12 Pack never landed in the Bottom 2 before, this footage could come from no other episode. And that means that the voided check belonged to the guy on the chopping block with 12 Pack, Whiteboy. Because this didn’t make it to air, people assumed that this meant that the show was fixed, that Toasteee had eliminated Whiteboy and Craig had stamped his check and it was all redone per the orders of disapproving powers that be. “If that isn’t the sign of some sort of major manipulation on the part of the producers, I don’t know what is,” wrote TWOP’s dreamofcaramel. In response to speculation that Craig had made an error, MustBeThursday said, “I don’t think Craig voided the wrong check on accident. They would’ve just admitted that or laughed about it. This clearly seems like a manipulation.”

Well, we’re here to tell you that that’s exactly what happened. Craig stamped the wrong check, the shot had to be retaken and a continuity error in the editing of the Aftershow is how the eagle-eyed extras viewers got the fodder for their conspiracy theory. But don’t take our word for it: we asked 51 Minds, the company that produces I Love Money, to cough up the raw footage of Craig’s mistake. And so they did. And so we have it for you to watch:

Below, C.J. gives us a little insight on the show’s shooting process and how he could make such a mistake in the first place:

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