Flaming Lips Rehearse Their Who Salute

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The Flaming Lips Rehearsing from Irreversibility on Vimeo.

See them, feel them, touch them, heal them? Word has it that the Flaming Lips will string together an array of tunes by the Who for their segment of this week’s Rock Honors bash. By the looks of the above rehearsal footage, it’ll include “I’m Free” and “Pinball Wizard.” The show airs Thursday night at 9/8c. Come back to the blog this Sunday morning for the first photos of Saturday night’s event.

Get psyched for the loud stuff by checking our playlist of Who videos, and photo gallery of wild on-stage antics.

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Madonna’s Many Men

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Not sure if you’ve heard, but allegedly Madonna‘s causing some marital issues for a certain Yankee. The reigning pop tart is being accused of coming between A-Rod and his wife Cynthia after the press reported that A-Rod had been making late-night visits to Madonna’s New York apartment, and reportedly referred to her as his soulmate. But this is only the latest in a lengthy line of people that Madge has been linked to. Check out Madonna’s public lovers and private booty calls. And remember: this is only the dudes.

First Look: Britney In Madonna’s New Video

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Britney Spears attempts to top making out with Madonna at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards by…getting stuck in an elevator? Sources on the set of The Lot in Hollywood, CA, where the pop star has been shooting her video segment for Madonna’s upcoming “Sticky and Sweet Tour” tell VH1.com exclusively, “In the video, Britney performs excerpts from Madonna’s hit ‘Human Nature’. In the beginning, she wears a gray hooded sweatshirt and gets stuck in an elevator. Then she escapes, rips off the sweatshirt and looks into the camera and says ‘It’s Britney, Bitch’”.

Britney reportedly showed up at The Lot Monday and Tuesday but shot the scene Wednesday. Sources on the set told VH1.com, “Britney arrived with one assistant, showed up on time, and was beyond professional; getting right to work,” and added, “She seemed excited and a bit nervous.”

Rock Honors: The Sexiest Women in Music

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Some of the biggest names in rock happen to be some of the foxiest females in the game. From Gwen and M.I.A. all the way back to Joan Jett and Stevie Nicks, girls can do everything boys can do — in heels. Check out our list of the hottest frontwomen in rock here, and don’t forget to tune in on Thursday, July 17 to watch the Who get honored by the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, the Flaming Lips and Incubus on Vh1.

Can’t wait that long? We’ll have exclusive photos from the event and sneak performances next week. Also enter our sweepstakes to win tickets to next year’s Rock Honors, and possibly see some of these sexy frontwomen up close.

Jesse Jackson on Obama: “I Wanna Cut His Nuts Off”

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Here’s an idea for all you famous people and pundits out there: If you are attached to a microphone, do not talk sh*t about anyone – especially the Democratic nominee for president. Otherwise you’ll end up like Jesse Jackson today, backpedaling on comments he made about Barack Obama while appearing of Fox News a few days ago. In a moment of down time, Jackson whispered to the guy next to him, “Barack’s been talking down to black people…I want to cut his nuts off.” Turns out his mic was on and the awesome investigative journalists at Fox News are having a grand ol’ time airing the thing all over their channel.

Jackson apologized, of course, because he’s gotta save face somehow. Obama accepted, and so now we can all just move on, right? Wrong. The media frenzy continues, thanks in part to a statement released by Jesse’s new number one critic – his son. “His divisive and demeaning comments about the presumptive Democratic nominee — and I believe the next president of the United States — contradict his inspiring and courageous career,” said Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. Ahhh – nothing like a little family feud to spice things up. If we were Junior we’d watch our balls – er – back. [AP]

J.Lo Says Adios To Restaurant

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Now that J.Lo is busy mothering four-month-old twins Max and Emme, and getting her pre-babies body back, the bride of Marc Anthony has shut down her Pasadena restaurant Madre’s, TMZ.com reports.

Madre’s was not just a Latineatery where the chef whipped up yummy empanadas, but a kitchen where a whole lot ofscandal was also cooking. The opening of the restaurant in 2002, when J.Lo was still married to backup dancer Cris Judd, was attended by future “Bennifer” partner in crime, Ben Affleck. J.Lo and Ben were spotted chatting over ceviche, and a mere two months later, J.Lo and Cris were rumored to be splitting. J.Lo’s first husband, Ojani Noa, was tapped by Jenny From the Block to manage Madre’s, but the two ended up having a falling out when he was ”fired without cause” and subsequently threatened to write a tell-all about his 11-month marriage to J.Lo. No wondershe is saying “Hasta la Vista” to this drama den.

Mariah and Nick: The Dirt On Their Marriage

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Everyone’s favorite diva is on the cover of the August issue of Elle, looking utterly foxy in addition to finally opening up about her whirlwind courtship and marriage to Nick Cannon. Though the couple have recently been plagued by reports of the honeymoon being over, Mariah dispels all rumors, sharing a few choice facts about Mr. Mimi and how it all went down.

* Mariah didn’t say yes to Nick — the first time. Apparently Nick had to propose twice, then Mariah finally agreed to marry him. “He sort of kidnapped me and took me on a helicopter ride. Then he re-proposed.” Mariah shut Nick down days earlier when he proposed on the roof of her apartment.

* There may be the pitter-patter of little footsteps. “I couldn’t imagine anybody that I’ve ever met being a better dad,” Mariah says of her hubby.

* Apparently, Nick’s a heavy sleeper. As Mimi conducted the interview, Cannon stayed behind closed doors of their suite, sleeping the entire time despite barking from behind the bedroom door.

Check out Elle.com to see more photos of Mariah.

C-Rod on $100,000 Spree: “I Did Not Spend One Dollar”

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Cynthia Rodriguez dismissed reports that she spent over $100,000 while shopping in Paris to spite soon to be ex-husband and rumored Madonna paramour Alex Rodriguez.

“Not one word of those stories is true,” Cynthia told the New York Post. “I did not spend one dollar shopping in Paris. I did not go to super-fancy expensive restaurants. I did not go to any spa. I didn’t do one thing.”

Cynthia continued that her jaunt to Paris was simply because, “I needed to think. To clear my head,” and insisted that the trip was nothing more than, “the most innocent four days with my children’s godparents, who are as close to us as family.”

Of her split from Alex, C-Rod said that her family is “devastated” and that no one in her “close-knit family” has ever divorced. Cynthia filed for divorce from the New York Yankee after a string of reports that A-Rod had an “affair of the heart” with Madge, even allegedly calling her his “soulmate.”

[Photo: Splash News]

Jen Finds Mayer Love Letters From Jessica

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Jen Aniston should know that snooping through your boyfriend’s sh*t is always going to lead to discovering something you don’t want to see – naked pics, a dream journal – so why is she digging around John Mayer‘s guitar case? Jen supposedly came upon a bunch of love letters written to the rocker from ex-flame Jessica Simpson, and she was reportedly “hurt.” Yeah, our eyes would hurt to having to look her chicken scratch. A source – probably Papa Joe Simpson – said the letters were “very touching and well written,” forgetting to add “for an idiot.” [NYP]

Christie Brinkley Settles With Porn Loving Ex-Hubby

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The divorce drama is over. Think their kids are psyched?

Christie Brinkley and her porn-addicted, teen-boinking husband Peter Cook, have settled their divorce hearing, leaving the rest of us in the dark about why they decided to take their dirt out of the courtroom. Lawyers apparently hashed it out all night and reached a settlement at 6:15 AM this morning. Cook, you may recall, nailed his 21-year old office assistant and had a $3000-a-month online porn habit. Dreamy!

Supposedly the couple’s custody agreement will stay the same – Cook gets the kids on Wednesdays and alternating weekends – and he also, according to a source, “conceded substantial grounds on the assets portion of the divorce.” Want that in human speak? Brinkley gets to keep all 18 of their expensive real estate properties in the Hamptons, Cook gets $2.1 million. Nice work, Uptown Girl. [Us/People]