World AIDS Day: Get Involved!

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The fight has been spectacular so far, and plenty of lives have been saved. But HIV/AIDS is still with us, and the battle must continue. We’ve assembled a page of information regarding the myriad ways people can participate in protecting themselves and ending the crisis. In honor of World AIDS day (Saturday, December 1) head right over here for lots of information, and dig Annie Lennox‘s latest clip that helps spread the message.

Evel Knievel Makes His Final Leap

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Zip up your protective suit, grab your helmet, and get your psych on – being a daredevil is pretty easy, right? Well, not really. Not if you’re a motorcycle-riding thrill seeker who spends a big chunk of your life rocketing through the air in hopes of pleasing a crowd. Evel Knievel was such a dude – and during his decades of embracing danger, he broke every bone in his body.

Last week he made up with Kanye West over some small potato legal stuff (Evel was one of the first to “Touch the Sky,” right?). This week he defies death no more, now busting moves in heaven, seeing if they’ve got 15 or 16 Mack trucks he can jump. RIP.

Thriller Turns 25, and Michael Jackson Invites Kanye West to the Party

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It’s been 25 short years since Michael Jackson released Thriller and changed the music industry forever. In the intervening years, the self-appointed King of Pop has undeniably been plagued with problems, but notwithstanding his biography, Thriller, which has gone platinum an astounding 27 times, remains an incredible collection of hit singles. You can’t deny it. And if you try to deny it, we’ll play you “P.Y.T.” or something and dare you not to dance. Good frickin’ luck.

The 25th anniversary edition of the album will feature the videos, the music, a live performance, and the help of a few friends: Kanye West, will.i.am and Akon. We’re looking forward to “Billie Jean 2008″ with Kanye in particular, though hearing what Akon has going on “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” is a fairly intriguing proposal as well. In unrelated news: the Francis Ford Coppola-directed masterpiece Captain Eo will not be included, much to all of our sadness.

The Weekly Wrap Up: New York Gets Personal, Britney’s Got Sticky Fingers

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Lindsay Lohan Rid of Rehab Romance

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Well, is anyone surprised that this didn’t last? Lindsay’s rehab lover Riley Giles didn’t stand a chance against Hollywood hotties like Stavros Niarchos. Once Lindsay hit up Roberston Blvd, there was no chance in hell she was heading back to Utah to live in the mountains and shop with the common folk at Old Navy. Better luck next time Riley! Who knows – if you head back to rehab again you could end up with Britney Spears, she seems easier to sucker.

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Gay, Straight or Buddha?

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On this week’s I Love New York 2, there came a startling revelation: Buddha has appeared on reality TV before! A repeat offender! How could he possibly be there for New York? And how is it that it took this long for that information to surface, when commenters on this blog have been saying it all along?

Anyway, New York confronted him regarding his appearance on Hell Date, but no mention was made of him appearing on another dating show before he made a splash on VH1. Above is a segment of Lifetime’s Gay, Straight or Taken?, in which Buddha gives a foot massage to the woman who’s trying to figure out his sexuality. Somewhat hilariously, she thinks he’s gay at the start of the act.

The other segments of Buddha’s episode are here (Part 1) and here (Part 3). I won’t spoil the ending, but let’s just say that in a few weeks, we could be watching this play out all over again. [Via ONTD]

Akon Charged for Tossing a Teen

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Konvicted! The rapper has been officially busted for throwing that scrawny kid offstage during a concert this summer, and cops in upstate New York have charged the rapper with a misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment. It’s probably nothing for Konvict, who’s already spent a total of five-years in prison, but it’s still a good reminder that when it comes to kicking (or throwing) some kid’s ass, you may want to think before you smack that. If you are desperate to relieve the rapper’s raucous toss, check out the video above. [TMZ]

Spoiled Lil’ Lindsay Paid to Shop

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lindsay-lohan.jpgLindsay Lohan continues to get rewarded for being a totally effed up celebrity, and was paid by a bunch of companies to shop at their stores on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving when most sane humans lock themselves inside and eat cold mashed potatoes). As if she wasn’t spoiled enough, the retailers gave her free threads, too! The LoLo was spotted getting her shop on at Intermix and Armani Exchange, a store which seems a little too common for someone so rich and luxurious as Linds. Now all the hot shopping spots are clamoring to get LiLo in their doors, and as we know Linds will do anything for cash. Check out her shopping schedule for X-Mas Eve:

8:00 AM - Big Lots
10:00 AM - Barry’s House of Kinky Sex Toys and House Plants
12:00 PM – Olive Garden (family therapy session held over lunch – and a couple plates of that oh-so authentically Italian dish Five Cheese Ziti al Forno)
2:00 PM – Bob’s Discount Furniture
4:00 PM – H&N (the H&M knock-off store)

We sure hope Linds makes a couple bucks! Rumor has it she was desperate to sell some family pics taken over Thanksgiving to the tabloids, but no one was interested in her six figure asking price. Go figure. [MSNBC. Image: Getty]

Smartest Model Forecast: Who Will Be the Next to Go?

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You’ve watched America’s Most Smartest Model and developed opinions. Now we want to hear them: Who do you think should be the next contestant to be kicked off the show?

Still alive

Pickel was eliminated last episode. Did you forsee his fall?

Fallen but not forgotten

This Sunday, what do you think is going to happen?

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