The Celebreality Interview – Rodeo

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Now that Rodeo’s gone on to that never-ending rainbow in the reality TV sky, we thought it was the perfect chance to catch up with her and learn more about her. (Full disclosure: I didn’t Google her.) Alternately guffawing and crying, depending on where the conversation turned, Rodeo kept me on my toes, to say the least. Certain things she said made me bite my cheeks — it was all I could do to keep from shrieking, “Yee-haw!”

After the jump, Rodeo talks about her untimely exit. She reveals details of the 5,000 or so projects she has in the pipeline (we didn’t even get around to really going into some stuff, like her background in the fitness industry, her burgeoning music career and her love for writing poems). Most importantly, she gives us insight into the power of her hat.

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Jon Bon Jovi Battles Energy Drink

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jonbonjovi080607.jpgIf you are a rocker with humble Jersey roots, gajillions of dollars and a cool dude hairdoo, you are legally NOT allowed to be a whiner. This is the law of rock, of life, of Jersey! But Jon Bon Jovi has apparently lost sight of the awesomeness of his ripped jeans, forsaking his easy going rep to instead throw a tantrum about something as silly as the name of an energy drink. Earlier this year the rocker demanded that the name of energy drink MiJovi be changed, stating that the product and its slogan (“itsmienergy.itsmijovi.itsmilife.”) were stealing from his name, as well as his band’s song “It’s My Life.” However brew creator Marcos Carrington claims that the drink is simply a tribute to his girlfriend Jovita. “It is unfair, he has said, “because Mijovi has nothing to do with Bon Jovi.”

The growing controversy has bumped sales of Mijovi in the rocker’s Jersey hood, and one source even said that “One store had people coming and getting their pictures taken with the drink. It’s even spawned a cocktail called the ‘Angry Rocker.’ ” Sounds like it’s time for Jon to relax a bit, and remember what it’s really all about – sex, drugs energy drinks and rock n’ roll. [NY Post, ABC News. Image: Getty]

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Ray J Makes His Move on Lil Kim

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kimrayj.jpgWould you date a dude who had made a kinky sex tape that was seen all over the internet? If your answer is yes, don’t be ashamed – Whitney Houston did, for a second, and now it appears that Lil Kim has fallen under Ray J’s scandal-making spell. He recently treated the pint size rap starlet to a $20,000 shopping spree (let’s hope no pasties were purchased), and just this weekend the pair walked the red carpet together at the Rodeo Drive Experience event in Beverly Hills. They were also photographed last month cuddling after celebrating the Queen Bee’s B-Day, and were caught again this weekend hitting the clubs with Ray J’s sis Brandy.

Sex Tape Star + Former Jailbird = Scandalous Love in Skimpy Outfits.
We like this coupling all ready! [Images: Getty]

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Nas Not Welcome at VT Show

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NasAlmost four months after the horrific Virginia Tech shootings, where 33 students were gunned down on the campus by a disgruntled student, a concert in their honor is slated to take place on September 6th. But just days after the bill was announced, the community-healing efforts hit a snag. In addition to gluten-free granola acts like Dave Matthews and John Mayer (granted he keeps his stand-up to himself), New York rapper Nas is also set to perform. Now a spokesperson for the families of the victims has expressed their collective displeasure with the idea of rapper performing, given the nature of his lyrics, which they feel “are indicative of the moral decay in our society that contributes to acts of violence,” says Vincent Bove. While we applaud Nas for his community-oriented efforts, is a hand-picked set in order? Do you think the victims’ families are being overly sensitive? [Idolator/Image: Getty]

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Flav Roast: Big Laffs, Small Stick?

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Feel like a taste of the humiliation that’s going to take place at this Sunday’s Flavor Flav Roast on Comedy Central? Here’s a snip of funnyman Jeffrey Ross‘ reaction to discovering that Flavor of Love is coming back for another season of highjinks.

Why do the roasters have to be so hard?

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Usher Says “Yeah!” to Marriage

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usher080607.jpgAfter all that drama (and that giant tent at LA Reid‘s Hamptons house), Usher and his lady Tameka Foster have finally made it legal, literally, with a small private wedding in the singer’s lawyer’s office. The nuptials took place Friday after their original shindig was called off, with rumors swirling that the star’s mother had been left off the guest list. Sources revealed that for the second go, Usher’s mom was indeed present. The sexy singer told Us Weekly, “I exchanged vows with Tameka Foster in Atlanta on Friday and we are happily married.”

Guess it’s time for everyone to take a little honeymoon from all the fighting and the drama before the baby’s born. The little one’s arrival is sure to bring about all sorts of battles between Usher, his mama and wife. The baby can referee! [Us Weekly / VH1 News / Image: Getty]

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Lindsay: Locked Up in Rehab or Chillin’ at Mom’s?

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lindsay080607.jpgThis weekend the NY Post alleged that the car crash queen arrived in Long Island on Friday to lie low at her mom’s house. Dad Michael blabbed, “She’s here and in a good place, and I hope our family is reunited to bring Lindsay back the stability she needs.”

Yet a source for Us Weekly tells the mag that Lindsay is nowhere near the East Coast, and Entertainment Tonight claims the starlet is receiving treatment at the Cirque Lodge in Utah, former hangout of Mary-Kate Olsen. Lindsay’s rep added no useful info to the search for the troubled actress, telling Us, “It would be counterproductive to the medical treatment she’s receiving to release Lindsay’s whereabouts at this time.”

But maybe Lindsay isn’t in Utah at all! Why she could be hiding in a pile of Paris Hilton‘s dogs, working as Britney’s new assistant, catching snakes for Gwyneth Paltrow‘s fancy skin cream or cooking up Nicole Richie‘s hourly meals! Where do YOU think the starlet is hiding out? Is she actually on her way to getting better, or is LiLo destined to ruin the fender on another Mercedes in a month or so? [NY Post, ET, Us Weekly. Image: Getty]

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Monday: Eddie Murphy’s a Defensive Dad; Britney and Boys Share Dinner, Smiles

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The actor’s rep has released a statement claiming that he is paying child support for his baby daughter Angel, who Murphy still says was unplanned. [People]

Madonna: Malawi Adoption Hits Snag
Her adopted baby David is still not technically her son, as red tape continues to prevent Malawian officials from signing off on the adoption. [E Online]

Reese and Ryan Rekindle Romance?
The recent exes may be attempting to make their marriage work, as the pair have been spotted exercising and lunching together. Do it for the kids! [NY Post]
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Rodeo and Brandi C. Rock No More

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“Rodeo struck a chord in Bret that hadn’t been struck in a while,” explained Rock of Love’s Big John. Did Bret make the right decision to send her home to spend time with her family? Also, should Bret have kept Brandi C. in the house? Weigh in now and check back for our official recap!

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