Celebrating MLK’s Dream


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Lots of prep work has gone into the solidification of the Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial on the Mall in Washington, DC. All that’s needed is a final chunk of change to help get the whole thing built. When it’s complete, a tribute to the great man’s ideas regarding equality and peace will be closely situated to those praising other American thinkers, such as Lincoln and Jefferson.

An array of performers have bonded together to help secure these project funds – The Dream Concert is a superstar deal that takes place in New York on Tuesday, September 18. Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Carlos Santana, Ludacris, John Legend, Babyface, Usher, Garth Brooks, Wycliffe Jean, Joss Stone, Talib Kweli, Robin Thicke, Whoopi Goldberg, Magic Johnson, and several others will take the stage for the cause.

Check back on Wednesday. We’ll have some post-show pics for you. Which artist would you most like to see yourself? Hit “Comments.”

Monday: Lindsay’s Locked Up and Lovin’ It


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The Kabbalah queen headed to Israel for the new year and brought along a slew of lame Hollywood pals. Rosie O’Donnell and the guy from Dawson’s Creek should not be allowed to ruin another country! [A Socialite's Life]

Lindsay: In Rehab for the Long Haul

The starlet’s committed to hangin’ in ‘hab for another 2-3 months. The food must be really damn good for her to want to stink around that long. [X17]

Britney Just Wants her Babies
Her lawyer claims that Britney just wants to be a mother to her two little boys. We’ll believe it when she closes her legs and starts acting like one. [People]

Paris : Having Kids is “Retarded”
The heiress dispels rumors that she wants to adopt four blond babies, calling the myth “retarded.” Ah yes – people who talk like a dumb kid probably shouldn’t raise one – or four. [People]

Angelina’s Done With Drugs
Brad’s baby-mama claims that she’s done ‘em all (heroin included) and that pot made her feel the most crazy. Funny – we thought four kids would do that. [DListed]

Emmys: The Good, The Bad and The WTFs



So Britney Spears decided not to appear at the Emmys to apologize for her VMAs catastrophe. So what? There were still plenty of ups and downs – and straight up WTF moments – to keep us entertained.

The Good: The weird and wonderful 30 Rock beat out more mainstream shows (suck it, Ugly Betty) to take the trophy for Comedy Series. If only the show’s star Alec Baldwin had won for Best Crazy-Ass Voicemail Left For a Kid – it’d have been a sweep.

The Bad: Sopranos boss James Gandolfini lost out in the Actor in a Drama Series category to a guy – (Boston Legal‘s James Spader) who played the asshole in a lot of 80′s movies. Guess the people who choose the Emmys were pretty pissed about that bizarre Sopranos series finale and had to take their anger out somewhere. Sounds like something Tony Soprano would do!

WTF: As she accepted her award for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, the adorable Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl told the crowd, “My own mother told me I didn’t have a shot in hell of winning tonight so I don’t really have anything prepared.”

Hey Katherine – we hear Edie Falco‘s looking for a new gig. She may play a dysfunctional mom on TV, but at least she’d be supportive – and make you a sh*t-load of lasagna.

WTF Runner Up: Heigl’s co-star Ellen Pompeo‘s alien hair-do (see above). What’s she got under there – a few hundred snacks?

Check out the full list of Emmy winners and let us know who you think deserved to win (hurray America Ferrera and the guy who plays Locke on Lost!), and who was robbed.

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Rock on TV: Grease


grease.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.

Saturday Night Live, Saturday, September 15, 11:30 p.m. (EST), NBC: The long-running show’s 31st season kicks off with musical guest Kanye West, with whom there’s always a 50-50 chance of mega-drama, since he’s a bigger diva than Mariah, Whitney and Diana all thrown together. Ignore the music and tune in for the host, Steve Carell. Why? Because he’s funny, that’s why. Start laughing. Now.

Singles, Sunday, September 16, 6:15 a.m. (EST), HBO 2: Like most of Cameron Crowe‘s films, this paean to Seattle during the idyllic, nu-bohemian, quasi-hippie-punk days of the early ’90s was great the first time we saw it. These days it’s a little tough to take, since it seems like it’s taken a bath in sentimentality and then dried off with a towel made of nostalgia, but maybe that’s just because we’re jaded fools who couldn’t put a metaphor together if we tried. Regardless, the ensemble cast film features a hilarious turn by Pearl Jam as fictional band Citizen Dick, and a number of other Seattle types make appearances, too, including former Soundgardener Chris Cornell, who now owns a restaurant in Paris.

Grease, Monday, September 17, 9 p.m. (EST), VH1 Classic: If you see one musical this fall . . . this one’s not a bad way to go. Olivia Newton-John retains all her cuteness, and it’s so nice to see John Travolta before he became strange. If you haven’t seen this in a while, it’s like a ray of sunshine spun out of sugar the color of pure gold. Smiley faces all around!

The Weekly Wrap Up: Britney Bombs, Kanye Hides & New York Picks Her Guys



Mystery Talks: Lesbian Porn, Anyone?


You know how the Internet works: sooner or later everything becomes available. Secret government documents, Paris‘s Sidekick addresses, and – yep – Mystery’s phone number. Evidently the star of The Pick-Up Artist had his personal digits spilled onto the Web yesterday, and yes, his celly starting ringing. In an impromptu chat with one caller, the ultimate ladies man explained what parts of the body he liked to lick, what he does at 4:30 a.m. to relax and let it all out, and what the connection is between Scott Baio and Bea Arthur. What do you think about our boy now? Tell us in “Comments.”

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And then there were three. Our Artists-in-Training are nearing the end of their time with Mystery and his Wings, and it’s time for them to step up their game and really prove they have what it takes to get the kino flowing with the ladies.

Only Brady, Kosmo and Joe are left to duke it out this week – who do you think will walk away with a medallion around their necks?

And who is joining Pradeep, Spoon and Fred in loser territory?

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I Hate My Fridays (I Hate My 30s Recap)


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Finally, we’re getting down to the nitty gritty. In last night’s I Hate My 30s finale, Chad and Carol were both so miserable about their loveless lives that they decided to do the Internet dating thing. They met some real freaks — Chad, for instance, went on a date with a lady who had so many facial piercings there’s no way she’d ever get through airport security. (She let it be known early on that her “south mouth” was under construction, so nookie was out of the question.) Just as they were on the verge of giving up, Chad and Carol found their soulmates online — in each other. Too bad that on the net, no one knows your name. We caught up with Chad and Carol and asked them both the same questions. Their answers? Enlightening.

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Hip Hop Honors: Eve Respects Missy


eveIt’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 for their opinions of the honorees. Here’s the caramel bombshell E-V-E, who will be at the ceremony airing on October 8th at 10 p.m., on Missy:

I’ve always loved Missy, always been a fan. I remember her on the Total songs, and of course with Aaliyah and Timbaland. Her sound is always unique. She’s responsible for so many things that people don’t know. I’ve been knowing of her for way longer than when I met her. She’s just great. I think the first song we ever got to do together was “Hot Boys” the remix —- I was so excited about being able to work with her. I just saw her a few days ago, and [she has] same laugh, [she's] the same person, the same personality, just a sweetheart. Big sisterly, and she’s always been like that, and I love her for that. She will definitely tell you about yourself, [but] she does it in a funny way. She doesn’t do it preachy. She does it where you’re laughing at yourself.

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