Connected: Don’t Kiss the Competition

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kiss-2.jpgIn the latest episode of Connected, rivalry turns into romance. Battling agents David and Ruthie get into a tiff that generates some steam, and concludes with some corridor groping, smeared lipstick, a dress hiked up, and a smile on his face. To quote Lindsay Buckingham, “that’s how they do it in L.A.”

There are other sexual maneuvers going on, too. British rocker Troy comes up with some lame-o lines to seduce Jane, who’s fearful that her 15 minutes are ticking away. There’s a quick victory for Emily, in her new job in Ruthie’s office – she lands someone we know as a client. Wanna find out who? Head to Connected.

Monday: Paris Hilton Gets Her Federline On

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He’ll be picking up trannie hookers in 6 months and divorced in a year. But we’re sure their Bora Bora wedding was worth it! [People]

Heroes stars Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panetierre are Doing It
He’s 30-something. She’s barely legal. Together, they’re “Panetimiglia.” Or “Halo.” Whichever’s easier to say. [People]

Katherine Heigel Marries in Fugly Dress
Her new movie 27 Dresses mocks bad wedding fashion; Katherine rocked a bizarre, poofy gown for her recent nuptials. Art imitates crap. [PageSix]

Paris Hilton Macks Brit’s Ex
The heiress was spotted flirting with K-Fed at Vegas bash. At least trash is easier to clean up with it’s together. [Us]

Heidi Montag Ruins Face with Lip Work
Continuing on her quest to be even more famous for doing nothing, plastic surgery-loving Hills star Heidi is rocking newly enhanced deformed lips. [DListed]

2007′s Craziest: Dog’s Dirty Words

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dog-chapman-1101.jpgDog the Bounty Hunter – A&E’s mulleted reality star – took a serious beating in the media this November, after a phone call of him dropping N-Bombs like crazy leaked. The incident – and its aftermath – capped off a year filled with scandals stemming from derogatory language. Dog’s recorded rage revolved around his son’s African-American girlfriend, and his opinion of her was less than complimentary – it was straight up racist and gross. Almost immediately Dog apologized, prayed with his pastor and reached out to the go-to guy for idiots who say stupid stuff – the Reverend Al Sharpton. Still, A&E “suspended production on the series” and has yet to change it’s position on the show. Dog tried to explain his word choice and in an interview on Fox said, “…There’s a special connection that I thought I had between me and black America. And I used to say, ‘I’m black, too.’ In other words, I — my whole life I’ve been called a half-breed, a convict, king of the trailer trash, this and that. I take that and stand.”

Dog finally admitted, “I now learned I’m not black at all.” Better late than never.

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2007′s Craziest: Oprah’s School Scandal

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oprah2007.jpgJust when Oprah’s permeating perfection was about to get really annoying, she had to go and get involved in a scandal that suddenly made her human again. Well, as human as the richest woman in the world with her own school in South Africa can be. This fall drama rocked her new Academy for Girls when students came forward and charged a school employee with physical and sexual abuse. The dorm matron, Tiny Makopo, was eventually arrested, and Oprah herself went down to Africa numerous times to resolve the situation. When she finally spoke out, Winfrey called it “one of the most devastating, if not the most devastating experience of my life,” and she vowed to “clean house” at the school. Knowing Oprah as well as we do (from watching her for years and years), we know she means business.

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The Celebreality Awards Pt. 2 – The Bests

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To recap VH1′s year in Celebreality programming, we’re honoring the craziness (and, let’s face it: crazies) with an informal (and fairly arbitrary) set of awards we’re giving away online. Actually, there are no real awards to give away, but hey, it’s the thought that counts. It is, after all, the holiday season.

Part 1, dedicated to special achievements in Celebreality, went up yesterday. Part 2 continues today with the superlatives. The first category is Best Filming Location: Hooters on Hogan Knows Best.

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You can see that Hulk’s mother is sitting at the table with them, on this final episode of Season 4 of Hogan Knows Best. What’s notable about this is that Hooters was her choice of dining locations. And what’s dually notable about that is Grandma Ruth revealed that she had just visited the jiggle joint the week before, only to revise her recollection: “Oh, it was yesterday!” She’s a regular. At Hooters.

How did the Hogans follow this up? With a visit to Fashion Bug, of course, where Brooke attempted persuade Grandma to buy clear heels, “like me and mom.”

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That is a tasty after-dinner mint, if ever there were.

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VH1.com’s Best Movies of 2007

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We polled, cajoled and otherwise extracted a list of 2007′s top movies from our intrepid staff. Here it is.

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Control

Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn found his initial flicker of fame by shooting post-punk bands like Joy Division, so it follows that his first feature film, Control, focuses on the same subject. If there’s any justice in the world, he’ll find just as much success as a director as he has as a photographer. Control is breathtaking, figuratively (because it’s unfailingly gorgeous) and literally (because it follows Joy Division frontman’s life up until his suicide at 23). It’s Sam Riley’s show for the taking, and he’s more than fit for the job: his portrayal of Curtis is nothing but nuance. He’s quietly cocky, generous, selfish, insecure, difficult, arrogant, tortured, humorous and so much more. It’s potentially conception-smashing: Getting to know a well-rounded facsimile makes Curtis’ death that much more of a tragedy. Corbijn’s work experience allows him to frame the band flawlessly. Control is shot in glorious black and white and it’s composed so that just about each individual shot would make a devastating still photograph. The depth of soul and painstaking craftsmanship that went into making Control are apparent. To portray a band as intense as Joy Division, it really couldn’t have been any other way. (Rich Juzwiak)

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2007 Celeb Crazy Talk: Kanye, Sherri & Crocker

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Famous people say the darnedest things, and this year was no exception! We’re honoring the craziest sh*t to come out of their restylane-enhanced mouths this year, and bringing you our fifteen favorite celebrity quotes of 2007.

  • “That’s two years in a row, man … give a black man a chance, I’m trying hard man, I have the … No. 1 record, man.” - Kanye West freaking out backstage at the VMAs.
  • “Everyone now says I have a fake butt or butt implant. I’m Armenian; you should see all the women in my family. The women have bigger breasts and bigger butts. That’s how I was born. I can’t help it. I’m not gonna fight it.” - Kim Kardashian, discussing her infamous ass.
  • “At the end of the video, we’re kissing and it’s raining blood—and for me, that was one of the most romantic moments of my entire life.” - Evan Rachel Wood, describing the ‘sexiness’ of music video making with her boyfriend Marilyn Manson.
  • “Leave Britney alone!” - YouTube sensation Chris Crocker, defending his best girl.
  • “I don’t know if the world is flat.” - The View co-host Sherri Shepherd, articulating some controversial geographical views.

2007′s Craziest: Amy Winehouse Wigs Out

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Watching Amy Winehouse go from top of the charts to coked-up and bloodied was one of the saddest downward spirals of the year (Paris Hilton‘s demise, however, is another story). But it’s the end of the year, and we’ve run out of ways to turn her song “Rehab” into a witty pun that accentuates her actual need to get her ass locked up and detoxing, stat. In truth, the year of Winehouse has just made us feel kind of hopeless and sad. It’s no fun watching someone whose talent leaves you awestruck abandon their gifts for a full-blown drug addiction; it’s even worse when they’re doing it covered in blood. Let’s hope Amy’s New Year’s resolution involves less snorting and more self-care, and maybe a little bit of singing too.

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Britney’s Worst Year Ever: December

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Britney_SpearsNo one could have imagined a mere 12 months ago that Brit would create such glorious new nonsense every week. Some of the craziness escapes you? Here’s our recount.

December 1Even Celebrities Drunk Dial – Britney hits the Scandinavian Mansion of Style [Ed: WTF?] to celebrate her 26th birthday with her two remaining friends, cousin/enabler Ali Sims and creepy new hanger-on Sam Lufti. Shortly after Paris Hilton joins the crew, she lends Britney her cell phone so she can call ex-husband Kevin Federline. Brit pleads with K-Fed to join them, but someone has to stay home and watch the kids. Britney becomes infuriated, and reportedly hangs up on him. [NY Post]

December 5Shady Associates – Brit pal and constant companion Sam Lufti apparently has quite the shady past. With two restraining orders and no discernible career (Lufti had claimed to be a film producer), Brit’s family fears for the singer’s safety. One source blabbed to UsWeekly: “She’s so desperate for a friend.” [Us Weekly]

December 12Calling In Sick to Court – Ten minutes after a scheduled deposition began, Spears called and informed her representation that she was ill and unable to attend. Later that day, Brit’s creepy consort Sam Lufti called E! and told them that due to the media frenzy, Brit’s anxiety “sky rocketed,” and she was unable to pull it together and face the same paparazzi and reporters she’s been courting for almost a decade. [Us Weekly]

December 19Crazy Runs In The Family – In an impressive show of sisterly love, 16-year-old sister Jamie Lynn steps up and takes some of the media pressure off her sister by announcing her own pregnancy on the cover of OK! Magazine. While her parents were shocked and appalled, and the younger Spears confesses to being “scared,” she’s decided to keep the baby. When questioned by TMZ, Britney initially had no idea her sister was in a family way. [OK! Magazine]

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I Love New York 2 Reunion: Sneak Preview!

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We don’t want to give too much away, but there are 12 things you should know about the I Love New York 2 reunion, which premieres Sunday, Jan. 6 at 9/8c. They are:

1. It’ll take up more airtime than any other reunion in the Flavor of Love universe: it runs for 90 minutes and it’s packed with ridiculousness. There’s no way it could have been shorter — it could very well turn out to be an instant classic.

2. An unlikely character engages in a full-on, tongues-out kiss with another person on the show. You might say that this is a new frontier of sexuality.

3. There is a food fight.

4. We’re introduced to one of the guy’s vast cologne collection.

5. A penis is exposed.

6. So is a butt.

7. Tailor Made gives New York the ultimate present (and it’s not what you think)!

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8. New York tells a guy who isn’t Tailor Made: “Yes, I had real feelings for you…And you know I did, and I know that you know I did.”

9. “You can have ‘em in your house, I mean that’s your choice…” says Sister Patterson about a particular minority group. She is, as usual, the picture of tolerance.

10. Although, to be fair, she also describes herself as “not human.” A new frontier in self-awareness?

11. An argument breaks out when one barely seen guy calls out to someone on stage: “Don’t stand up for another man. That makes you look fruity.”

12. There will be blood.

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Oh yes, there will be blood.

Remember: the I Love New York 2 Reunion airs Sunday, Jan. 6 at 9/8c. If you miss it, your life will be rendered meaningless.