Nas Drops Controversial N Word Title


nasAs we informed you a month ago, Queens-born rapper Nas opted to name his upcoming July 1st release N*gger, in a move that shocked the public and polarized the hip-hop community. Many, including his label head, Jay-Z and Al Sharpton, felt compelled to speak out on the title.

Now Nas himself is finally discussing his controversial choice, and possibly changing it. In an interview with MTV, Nas explained the title is still up in the air, given the amount of pressure he’s received from his record label. “Everybody is trying to stop the title….Record stores are gonna have a problem in this day and time selling a record with that title. Who knows what’s gonna turn out and be on that title? Who knows what that title will be?”

In yet another statement issued yesterday, however, Nas sounded even more pressured, and had a cryptic message to convey to his fans: “The people will always know what the real title of this album is and what to call it.”

Exclusive: Rock of Love Girls Head to Charm School With Sharon Osbourne



The hard-partying gals of Rock of Love 1 and 2 are in major need of a manners lesson, and who better to tutor them in lady skills than metal mama Sharon Osbourne? VH1′s hit show is set to return this fall with 14 new pupils all vying to become the teacher’s pet. Osbourne will host and guide Bret’s ladies through their journey into the world of all things prim and proper. In the end, only one contestant will be left standing with $100,000 in her pocket. Saaphyri was last season’s most-improved – it’s anyone’s guess as to who will nab the prize this year, but we predict a lot of catfights along the way! Stay tuned to the VH1 Blog to get the inside scoop on the cast of Rock of Love Girls: Charm School.

In the meantime, click on the jump to look at Rock of Love 2 girls and let us know who needs schooling the most.

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Buckeey’s Booty Still Charming



Surely you remember Shay – the Flavorette formerly known as Buckeey who was the bad girl turned good on Charm School. Maybe these sexy pics will help jog your memory, eh? Shay’s rocking a string bikini – and not much else – in this month’s issue of Smooth, and dishes on her hero Kimora Lee Simmons and what her man’s gotta do to stick around. Want more? She’s working on some TV projects, can be heard on the radio in Atlanta, and has her own line of weaves comin’ out, natch. [via Bossip]

More Shay sexiness here.

American Idol: Baby Face or Tough Guy?


David Archuleta can charm a crowd with sentiment, nostalgia, and a soaring coo. And don’t forget those cheeks. David Cook can wow a concert hall with high-flying bravado and moody rock posturing – plus he’s studly. Tonight is the night that each contestant needs to dominate. Which of the two do you think will be joining all the past winners of American Idol?

Who’s going all the way, the choirboy or the rocker? Throw around some opinions in “Comments.”

Cruise-bots Ready to Ruin Big Apple



Let me be the first to say “NO THANK YOU” to the news that Katie Holmes and her master Tom Cruise will be moving to New York City so that Katie can star in the Broadway play All My Sons. Surely she’s convinced this will make her a “serious actress” – something Mad Money came so close to accomplishing, natch – but what the Cruises don’t really get is that their presence will make our fair city seriously suck. Our city is already packed with crazies stomping around in Burberry trenches and giant sunglasses. And spoiled toddlers? Yeah, we’ve got those too. Unless Tom can use his super powers to ensure that every NYC resident can easily get a cab at 5PM on a Wednesday, we’ve got no use for him here. Bah! [People]

Lindsay Loves a Good Lawsuit


lindsay-sue.jpgThat crazy-eyed socialite, Masha Markova, who accused Lindsay Lohan of taking her fur coat is now suing the actress, calling her “oppressive and malicious.” Ouch! We’re sure it was extremely emotionally traumatizing to be separated from her fancy coat for a few weeks, and her suit claims that as “has been injured by the defendant’s actions.” She is seeking money, of course, though no amount has been listed (Masha previously said she wanted $10,000). We’re gonna guess that LiLo is probably thrilled with the suit, as she can possibly turn it into a new career. Forget movies – this is a lot easier, and with the same amount of paparazzi attention!

The Celebreality Interview – Thing 2



We have a winner…but how enduring is Thing’s victory? Below, the noted twin talks about where she and Flav are in their relationship, her bond with her sister, Sinceer’s backstabbing and how she really felt about being called “Thing” for the time that she was in the Flav mansion. Was her connection with Flav strong enough to endure the months between the shooting and the airing of the finale?

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