Jessica’s Man Still Calls Carrie Underwood

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Hide all the copies of Allure, because there’s some news Jessica Simpson isn’t going to want to hear. Apparently, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo is still calling ex Carrie underwood…but she doesn’t pick up. “The phone will ring and it’ll be him,” the country star tells the magazine in the latest issue. “And I’ll maybe not answer.” It’s like a country song!

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Luke Can’t Get This Party Started

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The most hilarious scene of this week’s Luke’s Parental Advisory occurs midway into the video clip above. Luke’s daughter, Lacresha, is throwing a pool party that’s so unexciting, it’s barely treading water. Luke decides to lend his hype-man services, shouting out to the crowd over a few of his vintage tracks. What could have gone belly-up instead belly-flops as the once sure-fire party-starter barely gets a rise out of the apathetic audience of today’s youth. It used to be that when a Luke track dropped in Miami, the booty-shaking response was practically Pavlovian. My, how times have changed.

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Poprah Keeps It Real

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Last week, shortly after our I Want to Work for Diddy premiere recap went up, it received a long comment from the show’s most divisive personality (and, arguably, its most watchable too): Kim aka Poprah. She wrote in to set the record straight, not just as it pertained to the recap, but to her portrayal on the show in general. We were impressed not just with her writing skill, but with her conviction and the wealth of information in her response. Clearly, she had a lot to say about the show, and we had a feeling that wasn’t going to let up anytime soon.

And so, we’re opening the floor for Poprah to weigh in on each episode — every week, we’ll get a recap of the show as seen through the eyes of Poprah. The first one, tackling Episode 2, is below. It’s long this week, so we’ve gone ahead and bolded the particularly juicy and/or hilarious bits. As usual, Poprah’s upholding her image as a big girl with big ideas.

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Britney Back At the VMAs?

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Britney Spears, VMA host Russell Brand, and a 900-pound “elephant in the room” filmed a promo for the MTV awards show, creating further buzz that the pop star will return this year in an attempt to redeem herself after 2007′s lackluster performance. In the promo, Russell suggests there is sexual tension between them, but Britney shrugs, “I didn’t feel any tension.”

Britney’s “Piece of Me” has been nominated this year for “Moonmen” statues in the Best Female and Best Pop Video categories, but her attendance has not been confirmed.

Tune in to the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 7 at 9PM ET. [Photo:Getty Images]

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