About Last Night: Ultra Fresh Party Pics

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Movie premieres, awards shows, benefit concerts, and plain old clubbin’ – even though most of us are at home, the beautiful peeps are living it up somewhere. About Last Night puts you in touch with all the action.

Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Bateman, Abigail Breslin, and Josh Flitter attended the Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium Premiere in NYC.

Angelina & Brad were at the UK premiere of her film, Beowulf, alongside costar Anthony Hopkins.

Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard, the Robin Williams family, and Freddie Highmore were spotted arriving to the NY premiere of August Rush.

Behind The Shot: Children and Animals Are Photography’s Most Difficult Subjects

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russell_james1.jpgThe host and lead judge of The Shot is Russell James, a world-renowned photographer who has captured images for Vogue, W, Elle, GQ and a host of others. We caught up with him to discuss his most difficult subjects, who he thinks took episode 2′s best photograph, and why you always need to keep your cool.

VH1: Is it true that children and animals make the most difficult subjects?
Russell James:
Oh, they’re a pain in the ass! [Laughs] I’d say that it’s yes to both. Animals do whatever the hell they want. And if you multiply that by a magnitude of 10, that goes for children, too. I love kids — I have tons of nieces and nephews — but I’d rather have all my teeth removed without anesthesia than shoot children for a living.

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Britney’s Drugged Up and Dancing Badly

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Is Britney on drugs? Is she not? Did she flunk a drug test? And why did she run that red light, anyway? Was it….DRUGS?!

These are the questions our friends – The Big Time Hollywood Lawyers – will be asking on Wednesday when Brit and K-Fed head back to court over the pop star’s dumb driving move last week, in which she ran a red light with her kids (and parenting coach) in the car as she texted on her phone. The fugly diva also allegedly failed a drug test last week, though her friends are saying it was a “false positive.” Apparently the prescription drugs she has to take for being an overall nut showed up, which probably explains why the court is not freaking out over the failure.

If you want to see what Britney’s VMAs dance fest would have looked like had the pop start committed to what she was doing, check out the video above featuring a side-by-side comparison of the choreography being done in rehearsal by a stand-in dancer and Brit’s actual performance. It’s nice to know that the number was actually kind of awesome before Brit and her sparkle-kini got involved.

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R.I.P., Kanye’s Mama

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Kanye West‘s mom, Donda West, has passed away at the age of 58. Kanye’s mouthpiece, of course, has asked “for privacy during this time of grief,” although it’s virtually impossible to grant that entirely. See, Donda, according to this blog, allegedly died as the result of an allergic reaction to medicine she was given for cosmetic surgery (a tummy tuck and breast augmentation). Crazy! I haven’t heard of someone dying from plastic surgery since Clueless. Anyway, Kanye and his mom were obviously tight (he wrote about her, most notably in College Dropout‘s “Hey Mama,” and she wrote about him in Raising Kanye, a book she released in May). Think about him in his time of grief. [Telegraph.co.uk; Image: Getty]

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Monday: Iggy the Dog is More Famous Than Ellen

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ellen-1112.jpgIggy the Dog Shoots TV Commercial
Only in America could a dog milk its 15 minutes of fame like this. Bark cheese, Iggy! If you can dance better than Ellen, maybe you can get your own doggy show. [Us]

Britney & Her Mom Get New Managers
Both of the Spears girls have got some new representation, ya’ll! Brit’s mama now has a manager (uh, why?) and Britney’s hired creepy pal Sam Lufti to be her babysitter. [NYP]

Kate Hudson Makes Out with Heath
Wow, it only took Kate 28 years to finally kiss someone hot. Farewell Dax Shephard, hello Oscar-nominated Bob Dylan-playing hotness Heath Ledger. Added bonus – their kids can have play dates! [NYP]

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Has a Baby Boy
Happy news for Elisabeth and her hubby, sad news for our ears. Her big-mouth will be back yapping on TV in only a few hours (noooo!), when she announces the kid’s name on The View. [People]

Amy Winehouse’s Hubby in Hot Water
They tried to make Blake go to jail – and he didn’t really have a choice in the matter because he’s being charged with tampering with a witness. [People]

Radiohead Drifts Toward Iceland

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The surprise that Thom and the guys had for their legion last night was an Eno-esque spin on the slow-moving and gorgeous Bjork tune, “Unravel.” The original, from the singer’s Homogenic, was a pinnacle of ambient abstraction. In the hands of Radiohead, with Yorke singing like a heartbroken child, its mournful vibe is pushed even farther.

Here are both for your perusal. Promise us you’ll only play them after midnight.

The Weekly Wrap Up: Brit’s Clean, Akon’s Dumped & Midget Mac is Sent Packin’

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Britney Drives Like an Effing Idiot

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britneyspears-1109.jpgHey Britney – I am really getting sick of reading and writing and talking about you all day long. So if you could do me a favor, please stop doing really stupid sh*t all the time. I don’t want you to end up back in court any more than you do, all I want for is for you to disappear into a giant sea of frappucinos and cigarette butts, never to be seen or heard from again. But when you do stuff like make a left hand turn on a red light while cars are coming at you, it makes me a little crazy. And when you drive like a lunatic with your kids and that parenting coach in the car, my mind explodes a tiny bit. But to do it all holding a cell phone in front of your face to hide your (plastically enhanced) lips?! That’s just straight up dumb. Let those lips shine, girl! They’re one of the few good things left on you. [Image: Getty]

Blog Best-Of: Remy’s Delight

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remy_links.jpg- Remy Ma walks to her court hearing for assault while sucking on a lollipop. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a conviction? Let’s find out! [Crunk + Disorderly]

- Christina Ricci resembles a meerkat. Makes sense: you are what you eat like. [CityRag]

- Michael Jackson is pointy. And I’m not referring to his cheekbones or chin! [Seriously? OMG! WTF?]

- Lindsay Lohan leaves the house wearing plaid leggings. So much for rehab. [Dlisted]

- Erykah Badu is set to sing a song called “Vibrate On” during an appearance on Girlfriends. The encore will be a ditty titled “OK, Now I’m Sore.” [SOULBOUNCE.com]