The Hotness of Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie has revealed to Reader’s Digest (of all places!) that Brad Pitt‘s attraction to her isn’t as conventional as you might expect. Ange says:

"I could be dressed up in the sexiest outfit for a photo shoot, and by his behavior, he’ll let me know that’s nice, but it’s nothing as sexy as when I’m home surrounded by the kids or reading books, educating myself."

Let’s review the evidence, shall we?

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Riiiiiight.

Angelina also reveals that they expect to have more kids (both biological and adopted), that she and Brad don’t really argue but do "get into issues about global events or something that was just on the news," and that their only trusted news source is the New York Times. Wow, beautiful people can be skull-numbingly dull, too? Imagine! We should start calling them Boregelina. [UsMagazine]

The Return of Lauryn Hill

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Lauryn_hill_artistphoto Former Fugee and famed recluse Lauryn Hill will play three shows in England this summer, much to the surprise of pretty much everyone. After intermittent rumblings of a Fugees reunion, and the rather disappointing fruits of those rumors, little has been heard from Hill since she released her nearly flawless solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1998. Between her 2002 Unplugged session and a brief stop at Joss Stone‘s Bahamian recording compound this past year to lend some help (and cred), Lauryn’s been all but disappeared. Which is why we’re so excited about her return from artistic exile!

Lauryn’s Return:
07-08 London, England – Apollo Hammersmith
07-09 Birmingham, England – Carling Academy
07-10 Manchester, England – Apollo

KRS the Savior?

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Hip-hop can’t buy a break right now. Thanks to Imus, Al, Oprah, Cam’ron, Tony Yayo and others, rappers have been cast as foul-mouthed philanderers whose only cares are booty, bling, blunts and beef; order of preference being debatable.

So at a time when hip-hop could use a link to its Golden Age, it’s only fitting that KRS-One should grab the mic again. Watch the freestyle above and you’ll see an old-school teacher who doesn’t need to scream about how bad he is. Rather, you’ll see a master lyricist whose flow is only topped by the pure enjoyment he gets from practicing his craft. I mean, an MC that actually smiles while spitting rhymes? It’s sad that that’s a groundbreaking gesture in today’s rap game.

Listen to the title track of KRS’ upcoming album Hip-Hop Lives. Then weigh in: Do new-school MC’s need to re-evaluate where they’re at? Or is doin’ it dirty what rap is all about?

Blog Best-Of: Beyoncé’s Blitz

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Beyonce_armani_links- BeyoncĂ© 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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