Blog Best-Of: Beyoncé’s Blitz

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Beyonce_armani_links- Beyoncé is named the new face of Armani. But since she’s repping for a fragrance, isn’t she really the new armpit of Armani? [CONCRETELOOP]

- Lindsay Lohan‘s flak responds to recent coke rumors by saying, "This just goes to show how hard it is to be Lindsay Lohan." Nothing like a little nose candy to help cope with the unbearable lightness of being, eh Linds? [Dlisted]

- Natalie Portman is rumored to be interested in vlogging a la LonelyGirl15. She’ll upload her clips to the site YouSnooze. [Egotastic!]

- Melanie Griffith isn’t aging; she’s elephanting. [A Socialite's Life]

- An Imus-inspired porn flick is on the way. Ho no they didn’t! [Crunk + Disorderly]

Ben Folds Fight

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Folds The normally sedate audience at Boston Pops in Beantown’s Symphony Hall was treated to more than just guest star Ben Folds last night. A fight broke out in the balcony, apparently between one man arguing with another about the volume of his voice. Way to wreck a good time, buddy. Witnesses report hearing a couple of screams, and then seeing the fight go down — which wound up with one guy shirtless. No injuries were reported, although when the altercation went down, the conductor stopped the performance. Also: No word on whether or not the audience started to chant, "Fight! Fight! Fight!" Wonder about violence in America while watching footage here.

Paris’ Money: Where Her Mouth Isn’t

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Paris_moneyParis Hilton has issued a far-too-coherent statement (read: not prepared by her) on her fight to avoid jail time. "No one is above the law. I surely am not. I do not expect to be treated better than anyone else who violated probation. However, my hope is that I will not be treated worse," it reads in part. Can you say "damage control?"

Of course, anyone smarter than the heirhead (read: everyone) knows that she thinks she’s above the law. In fact, there’s rumbling that by asking California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to consider the petition to keep Paris out of jail, the Hilton family may be essentially asking for the return of a favor — over the past few years, the Hiltons have donated about $60,000 to Schwarzenegger’s campaigns. In other words, Paris isn’t above the law…at least not more so than any other wealthy person in the U.S. [New York Daily News / Image credit: Getty]

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Lohan: Dodges Death, Kisses Best

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Lohanrule_2 Georgia Rule opens tomorrow, and as its star Lindsay Lohan was signing autographs at the New York premiere yesterday, she was almost mowed-down by a cab. The driver hit the brakes just in time, halting mere feet from the party-prone celeb. Call it poor traffic judgement by Linds. Maybe she had her mind on her new pal, Brit TV dude Calum Best. People magazine believes that, after a "discreet kiss" and some clubbing, the two are one. Or maybe she was thinking about her chat with David Letterman – that’s where she admitted that she was a bit obnoxious and "immature" on the Georgia Rule set. Whichever, we’re wishing LaLo is more careful crossing the street. Someone with a suspended driver’s license might blow by and knock her for a loop.

Heart’s “Crazy”: A Moody Piece of Music

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Our ramp-up to Rock Honors (May 24) always includes revealing chats with the music’s stars. Clips for "With Honors" usually find the artists spilling some career secrets.

We always knew that Heart’s "Crazy On You" had a great attack. But what we didn’t know is that part of it was clipped from the Moody Blues. If that’s a stretch, just chalk it up to the fact that ideas can come from anywhere. Check out Ann and Nancy Wilson explaining the origins of their hit.

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When Animal Activists Attack J.Lo

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Jlo_furJennifer Lopez is said to have added two off-duty cops to her security team, following a string of death threats she’s received over her flagrant fur wearing. The letters, believed to be sent from the same person, threaten to: "kill her in public, just like the slaughtered animals whose fur she wears."

Jen’s rep denies the security beef-up. While animal-rights extremist organization PETA hasn’t admitted to sending the threats, a representative did respond to them: "All violence is wrong. But J.Lo needs to stop the real violence she promotes and subsidizes rather than give herself extra protection she doesn’t need." Way to eliminate suspicion, guys!

The thing is that extreme endeavors like death threats or even throwing paint on fur-wearers do nothing to convert people to your side — if anything, aggressive action just pushes them away and makes them less likely to listen to your stance. Attacking a mega-star is foolish anyway: someone like Jennifer Lopez has more than enough money to protect her hide, as it were. [New York Daily News / Image credit: Getty]

The Return of New York!

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New York is headed back to your TV screen much sooner than expected: tonight (Thursday, May 10)! At 10/9c, VH1 will air the I Love New York 2 – You Cast It special, which will chart New York’s progress this far in finding bodies to fill her mansion. Helping New York pick through the online and casting-call applicants will be some familiar faces. Among them will be Courtney/Goldie from Charm School and Flavor of Love, Chance and Real from the first season of I Love New York and, of course, New York’s lovably terrifying mother, Sister Patterson.

Remember: the I Love New York 2 – You Cast It special airs tonight (May 10 at 10/9c on VH1) and repeats will be aired throughout the week. And though New York is making headway in choosing her dudes, there’s still time for you to submit your application at ILoveNewYork2.com.

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American Idol: Later LaKisha

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Simon and Paula traded seats at the judging table on last night’s Idol. In a moment of brilliance, Simon embodied the spirit of Paula’s seat and did her patented seal-at-the-circus clap. They never gave a reason for the seat trade, but it may have just been out of pure tedium. Toward the beginning of the broadcast, Ryan Seacrest said, "You can tell we have an hour to fill tonight." So true! Even Pink looked bored in her pre-taped performance of "Who Knew." Between the "What America Thinks" segment, the Top 4 singing a medley of Barry Gibb songs, a promo spot for the new Fantastic Four movie, and grandpa Gibb himself giving a performance in a bizarrely sheer shirt, the hour really dragged on before we found out that LaKisha Jones would be sent home.

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Eau d’Purple: Prince Smells

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Prince Ever wonder what Prince smells like? Assuring that "Purple Will Reign," the digit-obsessed singer will release a new fragrance called 3121 — not coincidentally the name of his last album. The perfume, available on the auspicious July 7th, is said to be "a kaleidoscope of rich florals…Xquisite, Mysterious, Xotic."
In addition to his foray into cosmetics, Prince will also play a grueling 21-night residency in London during the month of August, laying to rest any questions as to the 49-year-old’s stamina.

Would you buy Prince’s scent?

K-Fed Trashes Brit’s Brand New Day

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Guess Britney Spears is a little bit hot for her new post-rehab beau, Howie Day. Guess she and Day enjoyed a night together. Guess her former husband didn’t like that very much. "Gotta head to the dump to find trash," K-Fed allegedly muttered about the whole damn romance. Maybe Kevin could get down on his knee and tell Brit how he’d love to be back in baby’s arms.

Have you spun our boy’s <I>Playing With Fire</I> lately? C’mon, give it another chance.


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