Hip Hop Honors: Common Respects A Tribe Called Quest

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commonIt’s no secret what we think of this year’s Hip Hop Honors recipients. If we were host Tracy Morgan, we might say we want to take them out back behind the middle school and get them pregnant. So since you already know what we think, we thought we’d ask some of hip hop’s deftest minds and smoothest voices what they think of the honorees. Here’s Common, who you can watch perform at the ceremony on October 8th at 10 p.m., on A Tribe Called Quest:

That’s my favorite group. That is where hip hop lives. Low End Theory changed the way I thought about music — it made me go out and listen to jazz music. I often refer to them as the Earth, Wind and Fire of hip hop, because Earth, Wind and Fire to me is one of the greatest groups and they’ve made music that was universal. All people could appreciate it, and Tribe has that. They’ve been a huge influence on me; I listen to their music all the time — it’s timeless.

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Sherri Shepherd Skipped Geography Class

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Good news: The View is still awesome without Rosie!
Bad news: It’s only great when Sherri Shepherd admits strange things about herself, like that she does not know if the world is round or flat. Seriously. Isn’t that one of those undeniable, well known facts that all us humans are down with? We have five fingers on each hand, dinosaurs are extinct, the Angus Burger from Burger King is delicious, and the world is round. Unless Sherri knows something the rest of us don’t – besides how many face lifts Barbara’s had. [DListed]

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Wednesday: Rihanna’s Got a New Bod

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rihanna_0919.jpgDid Rihanna Go Under the Knife?
Check out these before and after pictures of the newly endowed singer and decide for yourself. [I'm Not Obsessed]

Paris Flashes and Dashes
Surely climbing over a six-foot metal fence and flashing your scantily clad crotch is helping the world in some way, right? [Cityrag]

Vanessa Hudgens Slapped with Suit
First there were naked pics, now her lawyer is suing the High School Musical star for unpaid fees. Someone’s been studying the Britney Spears book of botched career moves closely! [People]

Britney’s New Video About to Drop, Bitch
So what if you don’t want more – you’re gonna get it, this time in video form. At least lip-syncing looks better when it’s not live. [Just Jared]

Pics: Amy Winehouse is a Scary Sight
The sad singer emerges from her home without her makeup or beehive. Forget rehab – she needs a trip to the salon. [JustJared]

Rock on TV – The Timbersnake Rides Again

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jt.jpgJonesing for music on your television set? You’ve come to the right place, rockers! Check out our shortlist below. For more extensive listings, read VH1’s Rock on TV schedule daily.

Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveShow, 11:30 p.m. (EST), HBO2: It’s not TV — it’s J.T. The other half of “D*ck in a Box” returns to the boob-tube in this repeat of his televised concert. Women want him and men want to be him; you can watch as the former Mickey Mouse clubber borrows liberally from Michael Jackson, Timbaland and Broadway, dicing up all his influences into a particularly delicious chopped market salad that is unlike any other salad out there today. Actually, there are other salads out there, but few of them own restaurants, dated Britney Spears and have trouble with the spacebar. FutureSex? Someone get Justin and Gwen Stefani together. They need to learn them some grammar.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m. (EST), NBC: Jay welcomes Dane Cook, Ali Larter and LCD Soundsystem to the show tonight. Dane, of course, is in this week’s entry into the Worst Comedy of All Time, Good Luck Chuck. Ali is the star of Heroes and on the cover of this month’s Cosmo, which promises readers insights into the “blended orgasm” and secret knowledge of crazy sex acts that “he wants you to do to him there.” LCD Soundsystem is alter-ego of DFA Records honcho James Murphy. He writes shiny pop songs that like to dress up in underground credibility. But make no mistake. They are big shiny pop tunes.

Blog Best-Of: Brangelina’s Boudoir

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brangelina_bed_links.jpg- Brad Pitt says if he and Angelina Jolie have more kids, they’re going to need a bigger bed. Adopting kids is like Jaws, but scarier. [Dlisted]

- Michael Jackson reportedly spent three hours getting his hair did before a recent photo shoot. But you know that he looked SO HOT after, so it was worth it. [Crunk + Disorderly]

- Mark Ronson releases the video for “Valerie” featuring an Amy Winehouse impersonator. As If anyone could possibly throw up on herself with the same panache as Amy. Really, there’s no comparison. [Popbytes]

- Sharon Stone‘s dress looks dangerously like a tampon. The better to soak up the excess Botox with? [Best Week Ever]

- Paris Hilton‘s exposed crotch scales new heights. So this must mean her career is on an upward trajectory. [CityRag]

[Image credit: Getty]

Austin City Limits Festival Report

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Eight stages. 132 bands. 65,000 fans to contend with. Set on the sweltering Texas fields of Zilker Park, making the most of the bands playing this year’s Austin City Limits Festival on a barbecue-filled stomach was no easy feat, but the chance to see My Morning Jacket (pictured), Bjork, Arcade Fire, Regina Spektor, Cold War Kids and hundreds of others was too enticing not to try. Check back tomorrow for a full report from the festival frontlines. In the meantime, check out a few facts and stats from the three-day music fest.

Best Whistler in Pop Music: Andrew Bird
Second Best Whistler in Pop Music: Sampler used by Peter, Bjorn and John
Number of Big Lebowski-Themed T-shirts (seen): 5
Band with Best Sense of Humor: My Morning Jacket
Least-Coordinated Audience: Common
Most Questionable Onstage Outfit: Ben Kweller

The Celebreality Interview – Lacey

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If you hate Lacey, the interview below will probably make you hate her even more. Regarding her time on Rock of Love as the self-appointed “puppet master,” she is, in a word, unapologetic. If you love Lacey, however, please leave your full name and phone number in the comments — I’d like to evaluate you psychologically.

Kidding! I’m sure you won’t believe it, but Lacey’s nice as can be on the phone and in person, and articulate to boot. After the jump, she talks about pre-show scheming, being compared to New York, animal rights and Heather’s allegation that she thorned Bret’s rose, if you get what I’m sayin’ (and I think that you do).

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Name Jennifer Lopez’s Baby

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jlobaby.jpgJ. Lo is supposedly knocked up with a baby or two, which means she and hubby Marc Anthony must be up all night pondering names for their little fella (or lady…or both). We’ve devoured a couple of baby naming books and are volunteering our best suggestions to the happy couple. You too can jump in and play the name game by leaving your money monikers below.

We like….

  • Baby Lo
  • Violet Affleck
  • Baby From the Block
  • Comeback
  • Gigli
  • Icey Rocks Diamonds McBling Lopez-Anthony

[DListed. Image: Getty]

The Hills: Heidi Rocks Business Suits and a Bad Attitude

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Life is so hard on The Hills, that Heidi almost can’t believe it. Even her fancy work clothes can’t hide the fact that girl is strugglin’. Poor baby. Maybe she should stopping making so many sad “Why me?” faces and suck it up. Backstabbing brings you bad karma, girlfriend! Oh – and don’t ask the intern to transfer numbers into your new phone. Every seasoned event planner – and human – knows that’s a pretty douchey thing to do. Right Elodie?

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Kid Nation = Booze Nation

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We’d be lying if we said we weren’t totally pumped for the new CBS show Kid Nation. A bunch of children – with, possibly the worst parents ever – are sent to rebuild some fake ghost town in the desert and create their own rules, government and economy. More importantly, some kind producer taught them how to act like they’re binge drinking and getting piss drunk with root beer. The result, as seen in the video above, must make their parents proud. That’s what happens when you leave your kids unsupervised, fools! [via SeriouslyOMG]