Neon Rulez & Justice’s New Video Proves It


There’s been a whole lot of neon in pop culture lately. First, Kanye West collaborated with Daft Punk on “Stronger,” made a video that combined the look of Akira with the narrative of Guns N’ Roses’ “Estranged,” and then showed up to the Grammys wearing a jacket that was literally so flashy it was designed to light up. Then Rihanna – who will appear on Kanye’s Glow in the Dark Tour — played the Brit Awards fronting new-rave darlings the Klaxons. Now comes French DJ duo Justice‘s new video (for “DVNO,” above). It’s the best video we’ve seen since the last time Justice released a video (for “D.A.N.C.E.”). Enjoy the outer-spaciness, kids. After the jump, watch Rihanna playing “Umbrella” at a rave that looks like it was thrown by wayward cast members from Tron.

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American Idol Sex Scandal(s)?


hernandez.jpgWell, it was bound to happen — people in public walks of life just seem to have trouble keeping their pants on. This year’s crop of Idol contestants is no exception. Consider David Hernandez. The 24-year-old Arizona native used to strip for his supper, according to Gordy Bryan, the Phoenix-area manager of Dick’s Cabaret. The Associated Press reports Hernandez appeared “fully nude and performing lap dances for the club’s ‘mostly male’ clientele.” It isn’t clear if there will be repercussions for the contestant from Fox, but Hernandez was apparently entertaining the troops as recently as last September. (It’s worth keeping in mind that season two’s Frenchie Davis was disqualified because of some semi-nude photos she’d shot for an adult Web site.) It’s good to know he’s got a fall-back career, should the whole Idol thing not pan out.

In other news, is reporting that racy-ish, lesbian-ish photos of Ramiele Malubay have surfaced on the Internets. The photos feature Malubay touching another woman’s fully clothed breast, and lying on a bed (again, fully clothed). All this compels us to introduce to the difference between a mountain and a molehill: One is large, the other is small, and Ramiele Malubay, at least for the moment, is neither.

You Name It: Get Yr Frock On


Lots of photos simply beg for a narrative. Whether it’s nasty or silly is up to you — we want you to feel free to read the minds of the celebs and weirdos in our images. Write your caption for the below photo in our comments section. Extra points for creativity! This time: Zandra Rhodes shows off a new line, or Phyllis Diller attends Elton John‘s Oscars party. What have you got to say about it?


Flavor of Love World: Hot Diversion 6


MySpace has nothing on! The site allows fans to rant about cast members, predict who’ll be eliminated next — and, um, upload their hottest pics and vids. Maybe we’re showing off, but VH1 has the sexiest users on the Internet and we’re proving it by highlighting Flavor of Love World users every day. Prepare to blush.


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DVD Debut: Hirsch Heads to Alaska


New DVDs are released every Tuesday, which leads us to the eternal question: What should you buy? Our critic Charles Bottomley weighs in on every week’s must-haves and please-forgets.


Into the Wild
Sean Penn adapts Jon Krakauer‘s best-selling true tale about a Harvard-bound kid who goes off the grid and vanishes in the Alaskan wasteland. Penn never makes his mind up whether Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) is a genuine free spirit or a self-absorbed twit, but his American odyssey is a sincere tribute to purple mountains’ majesty and all that stuff. Great Eddie Vedder songs, too.
Extras: The two making-of featurettes include interviews with the major players and good stories about the on-location shoot, but are not quite substantial enough to merit the “two-disc” treatment.
Rating: Buy!

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Flavor of Love 3 Blog Party (Episode 4)


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Grayvee gets the boot for her unrelenting promotion of pigs’ feet. Was this fair? Should Flav have given in and taken a bite?
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Bee-Ex on the TeeVee?Posted at 9:43PM EST


After being accused by the twins of making rounds in the “entertainment circa,” Bee-Ex finally admits that she appeared on Fear Factor. What’s up with that? Does this prove that she isn’t here for Flav, but for her career?

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Rock To the Rescue: The Station Fire Show



Sometimes it’s all about helping others. When the call went out regarding participation in “Phoenix Rising,” a benefit concert to assist the Station Family Fund, plenty of artists came running. What’s the SFF? It’s the group that generates and dispenses monies needed to ease the medical bills of those who survived Rhode Island’s infamous Station nightclub fire, a blaze that killed 100 rock fans and injured another 200 on Feb 20, 2003.

Last Monday, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, the SFF hosted a multi-artist bash that illustrated the effectiveness of uniting for a cause. Co-organized by the group Tesla, who lost an associate in the tragedy, it was a night full of fun and memories, 5000 fans and 20-plus artists rocking the place silly. VH1 was there, too. An edited version of the four-hour concert will be shown on the channel and VH1 Classic on March 23. It’s entitled Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later.


Twisted Sister, Tesla, Staind’s Aaron Lewis, Winger and several other acts represented the rock side of things. John Rich, Gretchen Wilson, and Dierks Bentley flew up from Nashville for the evening to put on an acoustic show that stressed their high-flying country slant.

“Wear your tee-shirts proud,” bellowed Sister’s Dee Snider, who acted as the program’s MC. “Let people know you were here. I learned a lot about bravery, courage and heart tonight. I recognized the strength of the people who survived. There will be sad moments, but this is a party, and people want to rock. So let’s rock!”

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Gossip Break: Drew Donates Big Money


drewbarrymore.jpgDrew Barrymore forked over $1 million to the World Food Programme to help feed children in Africa. Love – and Oprah – makes people so generous! [Us]

Kate Hudson dissed rom-com rival Katherine Heigl. What’ll she do when they’re cast in some trashy flick together? [DListed]

Oprah’s Big Give debuted last night, did you watch? [Jezebel]

Winona Ryder‘s engaged to whichever rocker she’s dating. Congrats. [PerezHilton]

Win a date with Scarlett Johansson! Impress your friends and family! [People]