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Once again, your OFFICIAL Sat night spot with The Crisco Kidd Block Party is at RIZE (135 W. Palace Ave.) in Santa Fe! LADIES ARE ALWAYS FREE so fellas, you know the place is thick with the females! I missed last week, but now I’m back and reloaded, get there early to avoid the line but most importantly get there REAL early to enjoy dinner upstairs at KOI Asian Taps – food is ON POINT! See ya there!

COMING ATTRACTIONS


Zac Efron takes a dramatic turn in the new movie Charlie St. Cloud.  He plays the lead character who is so overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother, that he takes a job as the caretaker of the cemetery where his brother is buried. “Charlie” and his brother had such a special bond that he can still see him and the two meet up every night to play catch and talk.  However, a girl comes into “Charlie’s” life and he must choose between keeping a promise he made to his younger brother or going after the girl he loves.  Efron was excited about taking a role in a dramatic film.

“The story is very different.  It’s not like anything I’ve done before.  It’s a bit more dramatic and a bit more serious, but a lot more adventurous, I think and real and emotional and that was incredibly exciting.”

Zac added that playing “Charlie” was a challenge. 

“It’s been fun stepping into ‘Charlie’s’ shoes and playing a guy who is down and out and kind of down on his luck.  He doesn’t have much to live for, he’s just kind of numb, that was interesting to me I tend to play characters who are more energetic full of life.”

Charlie St. Cloud also stars Ray Liotta, Kim Basinger and Amanda CrewIt opens in theaters this Friday.  <JC> www.charliestcloud.com

DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS

Dinner for Schmucks is the new comedy starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd,
who last teamed up in the hit films Anchorman and The 40 Year-Old Virgin.
Rudd plays “Tim,” a rising executive who, in order to get ahead at work,
needs to bring the biggest schmuck to his boss’ monthly dinner party.  The
actor told us a little bit about his character.

“This character is a guy who is, deep down a decent guy, but has
his own insecurities about his life and really wants to get ahead.”

Carell plays “Barry,” the guy chosen by “Tim” to come to dinner.  The Office
star spoke about their characters’ relationship to each other.

“I think they make a good team.  I think they make a sort of
awkward team.  They’re a strange coupling of people, they’re not alike in
anyway…at least so we think at first.”

Dinner For Schmucks hits theaters this Friday.  <ZS> www.dinnerforschmucks.com

CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is the sequel to the 2001 flick Cats & Dogs. Bette Midler voices “Kitty Galore” in the film and gave props to first time director Brad Peyton for his work on this film.

“I couldn’t imagine how you did it, because he was working with live actors, he was working with animals and there’s nothing harder than working with animals.”

Midler went on to talk about how hard it is working with animals.

“I mean those animals really looked like what they knew they were doing, but honestly, they’re animals. Stay, stay, stay I mean, I’ve worked with animals before and it’s like, ‘Oh my God.’”

James Marsden, Katt Williams and Nick Nolte also lend their voices to Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, which is in theaters now. <AZcatsanddogsmovie.warnerbros.com

RAMONA AND BEEZUS

Ramona and Beezus is the family comedy starring Selena Gomez, John Corbett,
Ginnifer Goodwin and Sandra Oh. The movie is based on the Ramona books by
Beverly Cleary and Sandra talked with us the main character “Ramona.”

“‘Ramona’ is extremely spirited and doesn’t quite, as she
shouldn’t, understand all the things that are going on, but is deeply
affected by many things that you see in the script.”

Sandra went on to talk about all the things that “Ramona” must deal that are
mentioned in the script.

“Her parents, he dad, their relationship, her sister, pressures at
school, wanting to be good in class, all those things.”

Ramona and Beezus also stars Bridget Moynahan and Josh Duhamel and is in
theaters now. <AZ> www.ramonaandbeezus.com



Also in Theaters this Friday, July 30th

Get Low starring Robert Duvall and Bill Murray (Limited)

The Extra Man starring Kevin Kline and Paul Dano (LA/NY)

The Concert starring Aleksei Guzkov and Melanie Laurent (LA/NY)

  • This SECTION right here is for all of my stay at home peeps…:)

NOW ON DVD

Clash of the Titans starring Sam Worthington and Gemma Arterton clash-of-the-titans.warnerbros.com

Repo Men starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker www.repomenarecoming.com

The City – Season 2 www.mtv.com/shows/the-city/season_2/series.jhtml

Sabrina the Teenage Witch – The Final Season HotMovieSale.com

Dragon Ball Z - Season Five www.dragonballz.com

Pawn Stars - Season Two www.history.com/shows/pawn-stars

Posted by Kepi

LEO DROPS OUT OF MEL MOVIE!- Leonardo DiCaprio has withdrawn from the new film about Vikings set to be directed by Mel Gibson. MTV News is reporting that sources close to Leo say he will not be starring in the flick because “Leo has earned the right to pick and choose who he works with,” and he chooses not to work with Mel Gibson. Check out more over at MTVNews.com. <AZ>

kp: LEO is in great place right now…Since, the move INCEPTION has done so well in the box office. Plus, he’s had great reviews worldwide. I don’t think he really wants the negative wraft of Gibsons bad press to affect him in anyway. I believe unfortunately for Gibson that Leo’s decision is the best thing to do right now, professionally speaking. You know that any movie or project that Gibson might be involved with these days will just be placed under scrutiny.

LINDSAY LOHAN THERAPY! We spoke with Don Grant, director of admissions at the L-A rehabilitation facility, Harmony Place, all about rehab and what it’ll be like for Lindsay Lohan once she’s released from jail. Grant gave us his views on whether it’s better for Lindsay to go home before she does her 90 day rehab stint or if she should head straight to the facility. We’ll keep you updated on Lindsay’s progress throughout her transition from jail to rehab. <AZ>

MICHAEL’S SONG TO LINDSAY LOHAN! Lindsay Lohan’s estranged father, Michael Lohan, has written and produced a song for his daughter. Mr. Lohan got a friend to perform the tune he penned for his imprisoned daughter and lucky (or unlucky) for us, TMZ has posted the audio track on their website. Check out the overly synthesized, sappy track at TMZ.com now. <AZ>

DIRECT LINK: http://tmz.vo.llnwd.net/o28/newsdesk/tmz_audio/072810_lilo_song.mp3

CHRIS KLEIN STAYS IN REHAB! -Chris Klein is extending his time in rehab. Klein has been at the Cirque Lodge in Utah since June 21st and has announced he will stay longer than his 30-day treatment program. It’s unknown how much longer he will remain, but you can find more info at People.com. <AZ>

CHELSEA CLINTON’S WEDDING! -Chelsea Clinton is getting married tomorrow in Rhinebeck, New York and according to TMZ, so many important politically figures are expected to be there, including her parents, that a temporary “no fly zone” has been issued for the air space above her nuptials until 3:30 AM Sunday morning. Check out TMZ for more. <AZ>

NOTE: TMZ has previously reported that Clinton’s wedding is such a classy affair that they’re spending 15-thousand dollars on porta-potties alone.

OBAMA ON THE VIEW!- President Barack Obama appeared on The View this week and the ladies quizzed him about all things pop culture, as well as some political stuff. Obama did know that Lindsay Lohan was in jail, wouldn’t comment on Mel Gibson and admitted that he didn’t know who Jersey Shore cast member Snooki was. He also revealed that while Jay-Z and Frank Sinatra tunes are on his iPod, Justin Bieber’s music is not. Check out a clip from the president over at EOnline.com. <AZ>

MICHAEL JACKSON DOCTORS IN THE CLEAR! Entertainment Tonight is reporting that seven doctors who treated pop star Michael Jackson will not face charges related to his death. Investigators have chosen not to press charges against the physicians, but they are still going ahead with the involuntary manslaughter charges against Dr. Conrad Murray, who was Jackson’s personal doctor. <AZ>

SHARK WEEK!! The 23rd annual Shark Week kicks off this Sunday on The Discovery Channel and Jeff Kurr’s documentary, Ultimate Air Jaws, kicks the week off Sunday night at 9 PM. Kurr spoke with us about the celebrity host for the week, Craig Ferguson. Tune in Sunday at 9 PM Eastern to The Discovery Channel to see the beginning of Shark Week. <AZ>

CLOONEY’S LADY IN COCAINE SCANDAL! Radar Online is reporting that George Clooney’s girlfriend, ElisabettaCanalis, has been accused of doing cocaine with a escort in Italy. Elisabeth was mentioned as one of the VIPs who would get free drugs when she was at clubs, and the escort mentioned her by name in her testimony. <AZ>

MODERN FAMILY’S NAKED AD CAMPAIGN! Modern Family has launched a new “for your consideration” campaign in hopes of winning an Emmy at this year’s awards show. In their new ad, they promise the show’s own Sofia Vergara will streak down Sunset Boulevard if they win. The catch is, there’s a footnote explaining that another cast member may fill in for Sofia at any time…so fans may not get to enjoy Sofia’s naked bod after all. Check out Blog.Zap2It.com for more. <AZ>

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT’S NEW MAN! Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt has a new man in her life. According to Us Weekly, the actress is now dating actor/director Alex Beh after splitting with actor Jamie Kennedy in March. Hewitt has also dated Carson Daly, John Mayer and was engaged to Scottish actor Ross McCall back in 2007. <AZ> kp:Umm…Her middle name is LOVE! ;)

GWYNETH PALTROW TALKS OSCAR!- Gwyneth Paltrow has had quite an impressive career so far and we’ll next get to see the actress in the new flick Country Strong, where she’ll plays a country singer. Back in 1999, Paltrow was nominated for, and won an Oscar for her work in Shakespeare in Love. She talked with us about winning that honor so early in her career.  Make sure to check out Paltrow in Country Strong when it hits theaters on December 22nd. Meanwhile, you can hear Paltrow sing the flick’s title-track song over at TheBoot.com now and pick up the soundtrack on October 26th. AZ kp: Here’s a little taste of Gwyneth Paltrow singing along with Huey Lewis in the movie “Duets”…Now Gwyneth can sing!


WHAT’S ON MTV FRIDAY

Degrassi (10 AM ET)

Silent Library (5 PM ET)

Disaster Date (5:30 PM ET)

WHAT’S ON MTV2 FRIDAY

American Gladiators (6 AM ET)

Lucha Libre USA (10 PM ET)

The Dudesons in America (11 PM ET)

WHAT’S ON MTV SATURDAY

When I Was 17 (11 AM ET)

WHAT’S ON MTV2 SATURDAY

Rock N Jock Presents: Life of Ryan (11 AM ET)

WHAT’S ON MTV2 SUNDAY

Sucker Free Countdown (12 PM ET)

The T.O. Show (2:30 PM ET)

Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch (3 PM ET)

Gridlock’D (4:30 PM ET)

*Leaving you with my SONG Video Pick of the day…Enjoy! :)

Posted by Kepi

SOULJA BOY TURNS 20

HipHollywood.com was on hand for Soulja Boy’s 20th birthday earlier this
week at Club Highland in Hollywood, California.  The party got hot when a
shirtless Soulja Boy took to the stage to perform a few songs.  The New
Boyz, Quincy Brown and other celebs were on hand for the festivities.  <JC>

*       VIDEO!  Check out the video from the party here:
http://rapradar.com/2010/07/29/soulja-boys-20th-birthday-bash/

EMINEM STILL NUMBER ONE!

Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna holds at number one on the
Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, while Katy Perry’s former number one
hit, “California Gurls,” stays steady at number two.  Taio Cruz climbs one
spot to number three with “Dynamite,” which pushes B.o.B’s “Airplanes” down
one spot to number four.  Meanwhile, Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” is back up
one spot to number five, Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like It” featuring Pitbull is
up two spots to number six and Katy Perry’s new single, “Teenage Dream,”
scores this week’s biggest debut, bowing at number 20.  It’s also the most
added song at radio this week.  <JC>

PHARRELL EXCITED FOR GAME’S R.E.D ALBUM

Pharrell Williams shared with us what fans can expect from Game’s oft-delayed R.E.D. Album. The hitmaker, who serves as one of the executive producers, knows people will be pleasantly surprised with the direction. The West Coast emcee will release the R.E.D. Album on August 24th. <WM>

NEW NELLY SONG

Nelly has released a new single titled “Just A Dream.”  The Jim
Jonsin-produced track is the follow-up to “Trippin’ in the Club,” both of
which will appear on his next album, Nelly 5.0.  According to Rap-up.com,
the album, which is due in September, will feature collaborations with T.I.,
Diddy, Kelly Rowland and Akon.  <JC>

*       HEAR IT!  Click to listen to Nelly’s new joint:
http://www.rap-up.com/2010/07/29/new-music-nelly-just-a-dream/#more-53007

KELIS ANNOUCES U-K AND EURO TOUR!

According to SingersRoom.com, Kelis has announced fall tour dates for the
U-K and Europe.  The outing starts in London before hitting Manchester,
Glasgow and Birmingham.  Then, the “Scream” singer will take her show to
France, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Holland.  Kelis will
perform 17 shows in 12 countries during the tour.  <JC>

NE-YO TALKS MJ SONGS

Ne-Yo opened up to Australia’s Daily Telegraph and talked about the songs he
had written for Michael Jackson.  The R&B singer/songwriter said that he was
sending Jackson three or four drafts a week prior to Michael’s unexpected
death. More than a year later, Ne-Yo still stands at a crossroads as he
contemplates what to do with the songs he created specifically for the one
and only MJ.  Ne-Yo said he can’t sell them to someone else, as that would
be disrespectful.  He added that it might even be disrespectful for him to
record the songs, as they were “absolutely written for Michael Jackson.”
<JC>

U-K SPOOF OF “EMPIRE STATE OF MIND”

An online parody of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” has gained
hundreds of fans. Created by 24-year-old MJ Delaney, the spoof has been
viewed more than 1.65-million times on YouTube! Instead of focusing on New
York, the video takes place in Wales City, about 140 miles West of London.
The U-K clip has already won some high-profile fans including Lily Allen,
who recently posted a link to the film on her Twitter account. <WM>

FAT JOE TALKS “IF IT AIN’T ABOUT MONEY”

Fat Joe knew as soon as he recorded “If It Ain’t About Money” with Trey
Songz that it would become a hit. The Bronx native doesn’t like to toot his
own horn, however:

“I don’t want to sound arrogant, yeah I was hoping for it! You
know, I was hoping for it, Trey Songz, one of the hottest dudes in the game,
and you know, he’s with Fat Joe, and we know how to make music and you know.
Actually, I thought it would be even, even bigger at this point. You know,
like, when I heard it I thought we had, we really have one. It was a great
thing.”

“If It Ain’t About Money” is lifted from Joe’s latest The Darkside Vol. 1
effort, available online and in stores NOW! <WM>

And..

TREY SONGZ READY TO BRANCH OUT INTO FILM?

Trey Songz has created an undeniable brand in music and like most artists,
the R&B crooner wants to venture off into films.

“I do, hopefully my acting career will be very, very big. You know
right now I am focused on music and making sure my artistry is all the way
where I want it to be, but when the time comes for me to step into that
arena full-time I’ll do it to the best of my ability.”

So far, the singer has only appeared in an episode of ABC’s Lincoln Heights.
Don’t be surprised to see him gracing the big screen sooner than you think.
<WM>

CHARLES HAMILTON CHECKS INTO HOSPITAL

Charles Hamilton recently checked himself into the New York Presbyterian
Mental Hospital! According to BallerStatus.com, the rapper claims he
voluntarily entered to get a “peace of mind” from the stress of the music
industry. The “Brooklyn Girls” artist had become the butt of industry jokes
after a video was leaked of his ex-girlfriend punching him in the face.  He
was also recently dropped from Interscope Records. It’s unclear how long his
stay at the mental institution will be. <WM>

BIZZY BONE LANDS DEAL WITH SUMERIAN RECORDS

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Bizzy Bone has just signed a deal with DC-based
label Sumerian Records. He is set to release a new solo album entitled
Crossroads 2010, which will be a mash-up of heavy metal and hip-hop. Label
founder Ash Avildsen says Bizzy is “one of the most progressive vocalists I
have ever heard” and calls the album “incredible.”  Crossroads 2010 has
already made its digital debut and is set to drop August 24th! In addition,
Bizzy Bones will be featured on the upcoming season of Vh1’s Celebrity Rehab
with Dr. Drew, where he’ll seek treatment for marijuana and alcohol abuse.
<WM>

CHILLI NEVER MARRIED DALLAS AUSTIN!

According to SingersRoom.com, Chilli claims she never married the father of
her son, music producer Dallas Austin! During the recent airing of Vh1’s
Behind The Music, focusing on ex-boyfriend Usher, Chilli spoke on their
previous relationship with Austin and how infidelity lead to their break up.
Due to the show, many speculated that she was married to the hitmaker.
However, the TLC member stated, “I’ve never been married in my life” and if
she was, she would never keep it a secret. Vh1 will also be airing the
second season of What Chilli Wants, but it is unclear if Chilli will be on
the hunt for love again or settling down with the guy she picked on season
one.  <WM>

SEAL TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

Seal is going to be releasing a new album.  According to a press release,
the effort will be titled Seal 6: Commitment, and is due out on September
28th.  The album is produced by David Foster and the first single is a love
song called “Secret.”  Learn more at Seal.com. <ZS>

EMINEM NOTCHES FIFTH STRAIGHT WEEK ON TOP

Eminem’s Recovery maintains the top spot on the Billboard album chart for
the fifth straight week, selling another 187-thousand copies, according to
Nielsen SoundScan.  Rick Ross’ Teflon Don bows at number two selling over
176-thousand copies.  Sheryl Crow’s 100 Miles From Memphis debuts at number
three with 55-thousand copies, marking her eighth top ten album.  Drake’s
Thank Me Later falls one spot to number four, while Kidz Bop 18 starts at
number five.  Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 slides one spot to number six and
has now sold over 1.5 million copies.  The Jonas Brothers’ soundtrack to
their Disney Channel TV series Jonas L.A. bows at number seven, selling over
32-thousand copies.

RICK FAILS TO BEAT OUT EMINEM ON BILLBOARD 200

Even though Rick Ross failed to debut at number one on the Billboard 200
chart, the rapper was able to sell over 176-thousand for his latest album,
Teflon Don. The Def Jam artist was originally projected to beat out Eminem’s
Recovery album – which has remained on top for it’s the fifth straight week.
With contributions from Kanye West, Jay-Z, T.I., Raphael Saadiq and Drake,
the emcee’s fourth studio effort is definitely one that should be added to
your collection. <WM>

RIHANNA WANTS A LADY GAGA COLLABORATION

The U-K’s MTV News reports that Rihanna has revealed the one person she’s
dying to work with: Lady Gaga. The “Te Amo” songbird explained, “A
collaboration between Gaga and myself would be really cool because we do a
similar type of music and we both really love fashion.” The pop star
believes teaming up would result in a “very hot and sexy video,” adding, “I
would love to collaborate with her. Who wouldn’t?” Only time will tell,
especially since both singers are recording new albums for 2011. <WM>

DIDDY OWES NYC

According to the New York Daily News, Diddy owes the city of New York nearly
one-million dollars. Puff’s Bad Boy Entertainment company was hit for
illegally displaying posters all over the tri-state area. A spokesman for
the mogul claimed the 966-thousand dollar debt was paid three years ago and
lawyers are currently reviewing the records. <WM>

*       In addition, Doug E. Fresh, Remy Ma’s defense lawyer and Mickey
Rourke’s plastic surgeon also owe large sums to New York City.

CHRIS BROWN AND USHER RECORD DUET?

In addition to performing at Jamaica’s Sumfest Festival last weekend, Usher
and Chris Brown have reportedly recorded a song together. The track took
only two days to create at a Montego Bay recording studio. The untitled song
marks the first time the R&B stars have joined forces. Visit the
JamiacaObserver.com to learn more now. <WM>

FOXY’S LAWYER QUITS BEFORE COURT DATE

Foxy Brown may have seemed nonchalant about her court case at a recent
concert in New York City, but there’s no denying the serious jail time she
faces if convicted for violating an order of protection. According to New
York’s Daily News, her lawyer, Bruce Barron, announced that he is no longer
representing Brown and the new attorney, Salvatore Strazzullo, attempted to
get Foxy an order of protection against her accuser but was denied. While
Brown has entered a not guilty plea, she’s looking at seven years in prison
if found guilty for violating a restraining order on her neighbor, Arlene
Raymond. We’ll keep you posted with further updates. <WM>

FAT JOE HAS A CRUSH ON JAZMINE SULLIVAN?

After recently laying down vocals on Jazmine Sullivan’s new single “Holdin’
You Down,” Fat Joe shared some surprising news with us.
It’s unknown if the revamped version will appear on the soulful R&B singer’s
sophomore album. Be sure to pick up Joe’s latest The Darkside Vol. 1 effort,
available online and in stores now. <WM>

FAITH EVANS MOVED TO OCTOBER

UrbanBridgez.com reports Faith Evans’ forthcoming comeback album, Something
About Faith, has received a new launch date. Fans will be able to hear the
entire disc on October 5th with the first official single slated to premiere
in the coming weeks. We’ll keep you posted with further updates. <WM>

KID CUDI DELAYED…AGAIN!

Just days after announcing a new release date, Kid Cudi has once again
changed the launch date for his upcoming Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of
Mr. Rager. Instead of arriving on September 28th, the rapper’s sophomore
effort will now hit stores on October 26th. Rap-Up.com reports that neither
the rapper nor the label have explained the reason for the change. <WM>

USHER LEAKS “HOT TODDY” WITH JAY-Z

On his forthcoming album Versus, Usher picks up right where he left off on
Raymond V Raymond. Rap-Up.com has posted a song from the new disc called
“Hot Toddy,” which features Jay-Z. We’ve just learned the CD version will
include songwriter Ester Dean on the hook instead of Ciara. Versus will
arrive on August 24th. <WM>

Usher feat. Jay-Z “Hot Toddy”

KANYE PLAYS FACEBOOK HEADQUARTERS

Rap-Up.com reports Kanye West made an appearance at Facebook’s headquarters
in Palo Alto, California to meet with fans and perform four exclusive new
songs. The previously unheard tracks are “Mama’s Boyfriend,” “Lost in the
World,” “Chain Heavy” and “Sweat on My Face” – all of which will appear on
Ye’s forthcoming effort. You can check out the footage on YouTube now! <WM>

*       Kanye’s fourth studio effort arrives in stores on September 14th.

*       Head over West’s official blog to read his message to fans!

 KEYSHIA COLE NAMES NEW ALBUM

TheHipHopDiva.com has learned Keyshia Cole is hard at work on her fourth
studio album and she’s considering calling the project Keyshia. The
follow-up to 2008’s A Different Me has no confirmed release date at this
time. <WM>

KANYE WEST NOW ON TWITTER!

It seems that no celebrity can resist creating an account on Twitter. Fans
will now be able to follow Kanye West on the social networking site. His
account has been verified and as yet, he isn’t following any of his famous
friends. Be sure to keep up with the rapper at Twitter.com/KanyeWest. <WM>

*       UPDATE! The rapper just tweeted that he’s decided to rename his
upcoming studio album which was formerly named Good Ass Job. He wrote, “I’m
bouncing a couple of titles around now.” The disc will still drop on
September 14th. We’ll keep you posted!

T.I. ISSUES NEW PROMO PICS FOR KING UNCAGED

Even though T.I. has pushed his album back to this fall, fans shouldn’t
count the rapper out. The Dream says he’s heard Tip’s comeback effort and
spilled on what the Atlanta native is cookin’ up.

“He’s elevated every time, you think it right now though hes rappin
in space right now, but not in a place that we don’t know, it’s in the same
area but its wide, it’s just wider.”

Tip has just released promo photos for his new album, King Uncaged, which
will hit stores on September 28th. Head over to Rap-Up.com for the images
now. <WM>

ARETHA FRANKLIN DUETS WITH CONDOLEEZZA RICE

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reportedly teamed with Aretha
Franklin during a charity concert in Philadelphia. Billboard.com reports the
soul legend belted out “Respect” and “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”
while Rice played a Mozart piano concerto, all to assist in raising money
for underprivileged youth. The event earned over 580-thousand dollars! <WM>

 50 CENT APPEARS ON THE VIEW

50 Cent recently stopped by The View to talk about his dramatic weight loss
for Things Fall Apart, the scars from removing tattoos, his Vitamin Water
deal and more. Check it out now! <WM>

SHAQ LOVES JUSTIN BIEBER

Shaquille O’Neill showed up at Justin Bieber’s soundcheck in Phoenix,
Arizona earlier this week.  The NBA star took some time to serenade Bieber
and to share his love for the teen idol.  Earlier, Bieber almost got into
trouble while riding a Segway outside the U-S Airways Center.  A flock of
young girls spotted the singer and starting chasing him, eventually catching
him.  Bieber escaped unharmed.  <JC>

*       VIDEO!  See video of Shaq and the segway incident here:
http://perezhilton.com/category/justin-bieber

DOES MADONNA ACT LIKE A DIVA?

Does Madonna act like a diva when she has to fly commercial airlines?  A
source told British paper the Daily Star that on a recent Virgin Atlantic
flight from New York to London, the pop star bought out an entire aisle in
first class for herself and her entourage.  She also wouldn’t let the flight
attendants “walk down her aisle or ask her any questions, they had to go
through her assistants.” <ZS>

TRAVIE McCOY & KID CUDI ADDED TO SSMF

Travie McCoy and Kid Cudi have been added to the third annual Sunset Strip
Music Festival.  The event, which celebrates the famed Sunset Strip in West
Hollywood, California will take place on August 26th through the 28th.  The
fest will also feature performances from The Smashing Pumpkins, Slash,
Fergie, Common, Neon Trees and more.  <JC>

*       Sunset Boulevard between San Vicente and Doheny will be closed to
traffic during the event.

*       Last year’s SSMF drew over 10-thansound fans to The Strip to see
sets from Ozzy Osbourne, Korn and more.

*       General admission, VIP and 3-Day VIP tickets are on sale through
Ticketmaster.  Street fest tickets are $49.50 in advance.

*       The SSMF is donating a portion of all tickets sold to the Los
Angeles Youth Network (LAYN), a charity whose mission is to end
homelessness, one kid at a time, by providing shelter, food and counseling
for the abused, neglected and abandoned.

GRAMMY AUCTION!

A GRAMMY charity auction is taking place now online.  The auction features
signed items from Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Lil Wayne,
P!nk, Taylor Swift and many more.  Head over to Ebay.com/GRAMMY to check out
all the items.  All proceeds will benefit MusiCares and the GRAMMY
Foundation.  <JC>

OKSANA TO SUE MEL OVER MUSIC! We reported earlier this week that before she can debut any of her new music, Oksana Grigorieva (Pron: gree-gore-ee-eh-vuh) has to get her ex, Mel Gibson, to sign off on the release. With the state of the pair’s relationship, it’s doubtful Mel will want to voluntarily release Oksana’s new music and so, according to TMZ, Oksana is ready to sue Mel to make sure her music comes out. We’ll let you know if and when she files a lawsuit. <AZ>
 

KATHERINE JACKSON NOT DOING WELL! – Katherine Jackson says she “hasn’t been doing so well” since the death of her son, Michael Jackson. According to a new interview posted on TMZ, Mrs. Jackson seems to be an emotional wreck and reveals she thinks about and misses Michael every day. <AZ>

BABIES, BABIES, BABIES! There is a ton of celebrity baby news out there this week. First off, Juno writer Diablo Cody gave birth to a baby boy she named Marcello Daniel Maurio. Next, Us Weekly is reporting that sources say newlyweds Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr are expecting a baby.  And, the magazine has confirmation that former Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft and her husband are having a baby. Rycroft is reportedly due in February. <AZ>

SNOOKI SCARED HERSELF! Season two of Jersey Shore premieres tonight at 10 PM on MTV. Recently, Snooki told Us Weekly that the amount of partying she did on this new season of Jersey Shore scared her. She said she’d never partied that much in her life and that she should get an award for her two months of straight revelry. Snooki told us though that despite all the merriment, the show has helped her mature. Tune in to MTV tonight at 10 PM Eastern to see the new season of Jersey Shore. <AZ>

CHRIS TUCKER IN TAX TROUBLE! Rush Hour star Chris Tucker owes over 11-million dollars in back taxes to the IRS. TMZ reports that his big debt stems from the years 2001 through 2006, when he didn’t file or improperly filed his federal tax returns. <AZ>

PROJECT RUNWAY PREMIERES! Season eight of Project Runway premieres tonight on Lifetime at 9 PM Eastern. When we caught up with host Tim Gunn, he told us that he gets just as attached to the fashion designer contestants as viewers do. Tune in tonight at 9 PM Eastern on Lifetime to see Project Runway. <AZ>

BREAKING DAWN BIRTH SCENE! Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg is talking about the epic birth scene set to be included in the new installment of the vampire movies. According to MTV News, Melissa has been working closely with Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon and is writing and rewriting the pivotal scene where “Bella” gives birth to a half-vampire baby. It seems to be one of the scenes from the books Twi-hard fans are most anxious to see portrayed on the big screen. <AZ>

JOLIE LIKES SALT!- Angelina Jolie stars in the new action flick Salt. The actress told us that approached her role as “Evelyn Salt” like she approached many of the dramas she’s starred in. Jolie stars alongside Liev Schreiber in Salt, which is in theaters now. <AZ>

AL GORE QUESTIONED! People magazine is reporting that Al Gore was questioned by police last week about the sexual assault accusations a massage therapist has made against him. Gore has publicly denied the assault claims and we’ll keep you updated on what comes out of Al’s questioning. <AZ>

IDOL UPDATE! Yesterday we reported that former American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe may be returning to the show.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lythgoe was interested in bringing in the likes of Justin Timberlake and Elton John to help fill the seat left open by the departure of judge Simon Cowell.  It sounded a bit too good to be true and it apparently is.  Deadline Hollywood is reporting that representatives for Timberlake and John both said that neither will be able to commit to the show due to their busy schedules.  <JC>

CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE!- Joey Pantoliano reprises his role as “Peek” in the new family comedy Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. He talked with us about a reason he wanted to voice “Peek” again. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore also features the voices of Christina Applegate, James Marsden and Nick Nolte and is in theaters tomorrow. <AZ>

WHAT’S ON MTV THURSDAY

AMTV (8 AM ET)

Degrassi (10 AM ET)

Jersey Shore Season Premiere (10 PM ET)

WHAT’S ON MTV2 THURSDAY

Sucker Free Daily (7:30 AM ET)

The Hard Times of RJ Berger (2 AM ET)

Warren the Ape (2:30 AM ET)

Rock the Deuce (3 AM ET)

* Leaving you with my SONG Video Pick of the day…Enjoy! ;)

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T.I. GUEST FEATURED ON KANYE’S NEW ALBUM

According to RapRadar.com, DJ Drama spilled the beans that T.I. will
definitely appear on Kanye West’s highly anticipated album, Good Ass Job.
Tip recently returned from traveling all the way to Hawaii to record in
studio with Ye. Further details surrounding the collaboration are sparse.
<WM>

*       Good Ass Job lands in stores on September 14th.

RIHANNA TO STAR IN UPCOMING ACTION FLICK!

According to Variety, Rihanna is gearing up for her first feature film. The
pop princess has reportedly signed on to appear in an action film called
Battleship. Alongside True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitsch,
she will assist in attempting to save the planet from a “superior force.” Ri
Ri’s acting credentials include her recent SNL skit with Adam Samberg and
portraying herself in 2006’s Bring It On: All Or Nothing. Hancock’s Peter
Berg will direct the film, which is slated for a May 2012 release. <WM>

And…

RIHANNA COULDN’T RESIST EMINEM COLLAB

If you listen closely, Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie” single is all about
domestic violence…a topic that Rihanna felt compelled to be a part of. The
songbird told Access Hollywood she wanted to do the duet because “it’s
something that, you know, we’ve both experienced, on different sides,
different ends of the table.” Ri Ri stated Em “pretty much just broke down
the cycle of domestic violence and it’s something that people don’t have a
lot of insight on.” She added, “The lyrics were so deep, so beautiful and
intense. It’s something that I understood, something I connected with.” The
video for “Love The Way You Lie” will premiere this week. <WM>

DMX TO RETURN TO PRISON?

MTV News reports DMX has turned himself into Los Angeles authorities to
begin a 90 day sentence stemming from a 2002 driving infraction charge. The
rapper spoke with MTV before surrendering and stated he wants to “get that
over with. It’s one of the first steps in regaining everything I lost.” The
rapper adds his “relationship with God has gotten so much stronger. He’s
always had his hand on me…Now that I’m actually listening and being
obedient, life is so much better.” X was just released from Maricopa County
Jail in Phoenix three weeks ago. <WM>

TIME LINE OF DMX’S LEGAL ISSUES

In 1999, DMX was arrested but later cleared of charges for a stabbing during
his Hard Knock Life Tour in Boston, Massachusetts.

On October 11th, 1999, DMX was arrested for assaulting a police officer
while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The officer needed 13
stitches in his head and DMX was sentenced to two months in prison.

In the summer of 1999, DMX, along with his wife, were arrested and charged
with animal cruelty and possession of drugs and weapons. DMX successfully
bargained his sentence down to probation, fines and community service.

In March of 2000, he was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation of a
vehicle, speeding, driving without a license, failure to signal and
possession of marijuana in Cheektowaga, New York. He was sentenced to 15
days in jail and a 400 dollar fine.

In 2001, DMX was arrested again for driving without a license and possession
of marijuana. His appeal to reduce this sentence was denied and he was then
charged with assault for allegedly throwing objects at prison guards.

In 2002, he pled guilty to animal cruelty of having 13 neglected pit bulls
in his possession and also entered rehab to treat his addiction to drugs.

In June 2003, he was arrested for using inappropriate language during a
performance at St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. The country’s
Information Minister alleged that a contract had been signed by DMX stating
that the show would be without foul language on stage. DMX was released on
bail of 376 dollars.

In June 2004, he was arrested again at JFK Airport in New York on charges of
possession of cocaine, criminal impersonation, criminal possession of a
weapon, criminal mischief, and driving under the influence while claiming to
be a federal agent and attempting to carjack a vehicle. He was given a
conditional discharge on December 8th, 2004 but pled guilty on October 25th,
2005 to violating his parole.

On November 18th, 2005, DMX was sentenced to 70 days in jail for violating
his parole. He was released from jail early on December 30th, 2005 for good
behavior.

In May 2006, he was arrested at a London airport for causing a disturbance
after he refused to put his seat belt on. He was later released with a
warning.

 By December 31st, 2008, DMX had pleaded guilty to charges of drug
possession, theft and animal cruelty and was sentenced to 90 days.

On May 22nd, 2009, he entered a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to
attempted aggravated assault.

Facts about DMX compiled with the help of Wikipedia.com, NextGenBoards.com
and Slumz.BoxDen.com

B.O.B. TO PLAY FREE CONCERT!

We’ve just learned B.o.B. is scheduled to play a free 90 minute showcase in
Atlanta, Georgia this weekend. The DJ Drama-hosted concert will be held at
Center Stage and begins promptly at 7 PM. But here’s the good news for fans
not in the area, if you can’t attend, you can watch the show as it streams
live on MySpace at 9 PM Eastern. Visit MySpace.com/MSLive to learn more!
<WM>

PAUL WALL UNFAZED BY POOR ALBUM SALES

Paul Wall isn’t stressing over the sub-par first week sales for his latest
album, Heart Of A Champion. The Houston native told BallerStatus.com that
he’s just “blessed to have another album come out.”  He added, “I’m blessed
to be able to do what I love to do: make music.” The rapper explained that
he’s “financially straight” and doesn’t have to “depend on the royalty
checks” to survive. In fact, he makes most of his money from touring “365
days a year” and his jewelry store. Paul’s LP debuted at number 58 on the
Billboard 200, with less than eight-thousand units sold. <WM>

COMMON TO APPEAR IN NEW AMC DRAMA

After recently starring opposite Queen Latifah in Just Wright, Common has
landed a new acting gig. The rapper will appear in the AMC network’s
forthcoming drama series Hell on Wheels. According to Deadline.com, he will
portray “a half black, half white, freed slave” working on the
Transcontinental Railroad. Common was chosen due to his ability to bring “a
layered intensity to a very complex role.” So far, he is the only actor
attached to the series. <WM>

FAT JOE RECRUITS R KELLY ON THE DARKSIDE

Now that Fat Joe has finally released his latest album, The Darkside Vol 1,
he hopes fans will fall in love with one of his favorite songs on it. Here’s
what Joey told us:

“Gotta joint with R Kelly, it’s called ‘How Did We Get Here,’ which
is so amazing man, it’s just telling the tale of my life and just
everybody’s life in the hood, in the ghetto, a story of triumph.”

The Darkside Vol 1 is available now. <WM>

TRINA RELEASES VIDEO FOR “WHITE GIRL”

Trina has released the visual for her new song, “White Girl” featuring Flo
Rida and Git Fresh. The track is the official second single from her latest
disc, Amazin’. Head over to the rapper’s website to watch the video now.
<WM>

TIDBIT Since May 4th, Amazin’ has sold over 80-thousand copies.

NEW SONG FROM NE-YO

Ne-Yo has just released a new song called “Hurt Me.” The Stargate-produced
track is said to be featured on his highly anticipated Libra Scale effort,
which hits stores September 21st. Head over to YouTube now for your first
listen.  <WM>

RICK ROSS JUMPS ON NICKI’S “YOUR LOVE”

Rap-Up.com has gotten its hands on the remix to Nicki Minaj’s hit single,
“Your Love.” The revamped track includes a newly added verse from Rick Ross
and maintains Nicki’s original vocals. It’s unknown if the revised version
will appear on the Young Money artist’s debut album – which will arrive on
November 23rd. <WM>

Ncki Minaj ft. Rick Ross “Your Love Remix”

CHRISTINA MOVES FORWARD WITHOUT THE DREAM

It seems that Christina Milian is handling her divorce from The Dream pretty
well. The signer was spotted with and tennis superstar Serena Williams at
the Madeo restaurant in Los Angeles on Monday night. In addition, one of
Milian’s most recent tweets was about seeing Inception, which she described
as a “phenomenal movie” that “you must go see.” This comes just weeks after
news broke that her ex-husband filed for divorce nine days before she gave
birth to the couple’s first child together. <WM>

CASSIE PERFORMS IN ST. TROPEZ

While some might wonder what’s the current status of Cassie’s oft-delayed
Electro Love album, she performed at the VIP Room in St. Tropez over the
weekend. It’s unknown what songs she showcased, but you can check out
pictures from the event on ConcreteLoop.com. <WM>

*       Cassie’s three singles from her forthcoming project, “Official Girl”
with Lil Wayne, “Must Be Love” featuring Diddy and “Lets Get Crazy”
featuring Akon, have all failed commercially. Electro Love is slated for an
early 2011 release.

IDOL EYES JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

American Idol has some big changes in store for its tenth season.  The age
limit has been dropped to 15 and Simon Cowell will not be returning to his
famed judges’ seat.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, after two years
away, former executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is close to signing a deal to
return to the show.  THR is also reporting that Fuller is adding to the list
of new judge candidates, a wish list that includes singers Justin
Timberlake, Chris Issak, Elton John and Harry Connick, Jr.  Lythgoe left
Idol after the seventh season.  <JC>

LLOYD READIES KING OF HEARTS ALBUM

Lloyd took to his Twitter account to announce some great news. The “Girls
Around The World” singer is hard at work on a new album tentatively titled
King of Hearts. The crooner tweeted the project will be a “masterpiece” once
it’s completed. As yet there is no confirmed release date for the follow-up
to 2008’s Lessons in Love. <WM>

CHRISTINA’S STRUGGLES

Christina Aguilera’s new single “You Lost Me” hasn’t made much of a splash.
The song is nowhere to be seen on the Mediabase Pop Charts or the Billboard
Hot 100.  Her new album, Bionic, is currently at number 60 on the Billboard
album chart and has sold just over 200-thousand copies since its release six
weeks ago.  According to ThatGrapeJuice.net, “You Lost Me” currently sits at
number 224 on the iTunes download chart. <JC>

JAY SEAN REVEALS SINGLE COVER

British singer-songwriter Jay Sean has released the official cover for his
new single, “2012” featuring Young Money artist Nicki Minaj. The track is
the first serving off his untitled upcoming album – which drops on November
2nd. Check out Jay Sean’s hot new single cover at ThatGrapeJuice.net!  <WM>

  • YES! Gibson,Oksana, and Lilo are still NEWs…

OKSANA’S BRUISED IN NEW PHOTOS! New photos of Mel Gibson’s former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva (Pron: gree-gore-ee-eh-vuh), have surfaced and the pics show Oksana’s face bruised and battered. Radar Online has posted close-up shots of Grigorieva’s face and the photos show the damage Mel Gibson allegedly did after their January fight. Learn more over at RadarOnline.com. <AZ>

ANGELINA JOLIE IS ON TWITTER! Twitter just got a whole lot sexier!
35-year-old actress Angelina Jolie has created an account, but there’s one
catch – she’s locked it. That means that no one can follow her and she’s not
following anyone. Us Weekly is reporting that Jolie just created the account
so no one could tweet using the
Twitter.com/AngelinaJolie name. <AZ>

ANOTHER POLANSKI ACCUSER! A third woman has come forward claiming that she was raped by director Roman Polanksi. Edith Vogelhut told Radar Online and the Los Angeles Police that one night in 1974, Polanski gave her drugs and sodomized her repeatedly at Jack Nicholson’s house. Polanski is
currently staying in Switzerland as their courts have ruled he doesn’t need
to be extradited to the U-S-A to face another rape charge. See the interview
with the former model and editor of Glamour magazine at
RadarOnline.com.
<AZ>

BARKER DISSES PRICE IS RIGHT! TMZ caught up with Bob Barker, the
former host of the Price is Right, and he had some choice words to say about
Price’s new host, Drew Carey. Bob said Drew doesn’t make the show as
exciting as he did and that Drew just has the contestants play the games.
<AZ>

MIAMI IS NICE! Season two of Jersey Shore premieres tomorrow on MTV
at 10 PM Eastern and this season; you get to see the cast frolicking in
Miami. Cast member Sammi told us that everyone they met in Florida was
really nice to them. Tune in to MTV Thursday at 10 PM to see
episode one of Jersey Shore season two
. <AZ>

* NOTE: The whole cast of Jersey Shore were in New York City
yesterday to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Check out
PerezHilton.com for pictures.

GIBSON NOT DRUNK! TMZ is reporting that Mel Gibson’s published audio
tape rants were not alcohol-fueled. Sources told the outlet that Gibson
hasn’t had a drink since his infamous DUI arrest, which happened four years
ago today. <AZ>

LOHAN STRIP SEARCH INVESTIGATED! -Lindsay Lohan is being asked to
participate in a class action lawsuit filed against the Los Angeles County
Sheriff’s office. Lawyers in the case are asking Lohan to talk about getting
stripped searched when she checked into jail, because the lawsuit claims
that women at the jail where Lindsay is are giving cavity searches in a
parking lot with no privacy and in unsanitary conditions. It’s unclear
whether Lindsay will participate in the class action suit. TMZ has more.
<AZ>

PALTROW GOES COUNTRY! -Gwyneth Paltrow has recorded a country song
called “Country Strong.” It’s also the name of her upcoming film with Tim
McGraw. In the flick, Gwyneth plays country singer “Kelly Canter,” who is
trying to revive her career. Paltrow knew her role would require singing,
but she told us she never dreamed the part would lead her to fulfilling her
dream of being an artist heard on the radio.  Although Gwyneth didn’t write her debut country song, she explained that the lyrics
and message in “Country Strong” spoke to her. Country Strong the movie will be released December 22nd and the soundtrack comes out October 26th.  In the meantime, you can hear “Country Strong” the song at TheBoot.com.  <LR>

GLEEFUL TEEN CHOICE AWARDS! The men of Glee are co-hosting this
year’s Teen Choice Awards alongside Katy Perry. Cory Monteith, Mark Salling,
Chris Colfer and Kevin McHale are all helping the songstress this Monday
night at 8 PM Eastern on FOX
. Sandra Bullock, Robert Pattinson and Ashley
Greene will also appear on the show. Check out more at UsMagazine.com. <AZ>

AMERICAN IDOL AUDITIONS! The next tryouts for season ten of American
Idol are in East Rutherford, New Jersey on August 3rd. When we caught up
with season nine American Idol champion Lee DeWyze, he spoke very highly of
his experiences on the show. In the meantime, check out
the Top 10 Idol finalists when they perform tonight in Knoxville, Tennessee
.
<AZ>

IDOL EYES TIMBERLAKE & MORE! American Idol has some big changes in
store for its tenth season. The age limit has been dropped to 15 and Simon Cowell will not be returning to his famed judges’ seat.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, after two years away, former executive producer Nigel
Lythgoe is close to signing a deal to return to the show.  THR is also
reporting that Fuller is adding to the list of new judge candidates, a wish
list that includes singers Justin Timberlake, Chris Issak, Elton John and
Harry Connick, Jr.  Lythgoe left Idol after the seventh season.  <JC>

GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO! 007 actor Daniel Craig has been cast in
the remake of the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo based on the book by
Swedish author Stieg Larsson. There is already a Swedish film version of the
book out and you can get it on DVD now.

*       NOTE: According to MTV News, the remake will be set in and filmed
in Sweden.

HOUGH PUTS ON HER BOOTS FOR FOOTLOOSE!- Julianne Hough started
filming her role as “Ariel Moore” in Footloose earlier this week. Although
the film is known for its dancing and Julianne is known for her dance moves,
she’s actually not doing a lot of footwork in the film.
Julianne recently tweeted that she’s looking forward to putting on the
infamous red boots her character “Ariel” wears. Julianne’s father in the
film, “Reverend Shaw Moore,” will be played by Dennis Quaid.  Footloose is
due out in April
. <LR>

HOUGH’S LOVE FOR JULIA ROBERTS! -Julianne Hough recently took OK!
magazine’s Culture Vulture interview and discussed some of her favorite
things, including her favorite celebrity. Though Julianne couldn’t decide
what her favorite movie is, she couldn’t help but rave about Julia Roberts.
Hough called Roberts “a phenomenal actress” who plays “many different
characters” and is “beautiful.”  Maybe Julianne will take boyfriend Ryan
Seacrest to Julia’s new movie, Eat Pray Love, which hits theaters August
13th.
<EC> “SHARING TIME” -I’m as EXCITED as Hough’s when it comes to Julia Roberts! She is my favorite actress in the whole wide world. If I was EVER given the opportunity to co-star in a movie in my lifetime it would have to be alongside Julia Roberts. I will say that I have meet and mingled with many celebrities…But, when I met Julia Roberts in person I was DumbFounded! It was surreal and I couldn’t stop starring at her! I really wanted to just say Hi to her, but at the time she was speaking to Spielberg and I didn’t want to interrupt them. Plus, for some reason the words just couldn’t come out my mouth! LOL -kp :)

SPANISH GOLDEN GIRLS! The New York Times is reporting that The
Golden Girls television show is set to be remade in Spanish. The new sitcom
will be called Los Anos Dorados and will be about a group of older women
sharing a house in Miami.  It’s said to have the original spirit of the
1980s sitcom with only slight changes. We wonder if Betty White will make a
guest appearance. <AZ>

WHAT’S ON MTV WEDNESDAY

AMTV (8 AM ET)

Degrassi (10 AM ET)

Silent Library (5 PM ET)

Disaster Date (5:30 PM ET)

Real World New Orleans (10 PM ET)

WHAT’S ON MTV2 WEDNESDAY

Sucker Free Daily (7:30 AM ET)

Rock the Deuce (3 AM ET)

* Leaving ya with my SONG Video Pick of the day…Enjoy! ;)

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BULLOCK WON’T REUNITE! Sandra Bullock will not reunite with her
unfaithful ex-husband, Jesse James. Rumors that Bullock was considering
going back to him began last week but Radar Online is reporting that there
is no chance Bullock will get back together with James. <AZ>

ANOTHER MEL GIBSON RANT! Another Mel Gibson audio tape has hit the
blogs, this time in the form of a voicemail the Australian actor is said to
have left for his ex, Oksana Grigorieva. In the profanity-filled clip, Mel
says he wishes he never had a child with Oksana and says some nasty things
about Oksana’s former boyfriend, actor Timothy Dalton. Head to
PerezHilton.com to check out the new audio. <AZ>

PRESIDENT OBAMA ON THE VIEW! President Barack Obama will be appearing on The View this Thursday. It will be the first time a sitting
president has appeared on a daytime talk show. Obama and the First Lady will tape their groundbreaking interview tomorrow to air on Thursday. Learn more at ETOnline.com. <AZ>

OKSANA NEEDS MEL’S PERMISSION! Besides being famous for dating and now fighting with Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva (Pron: gree-gore-ee-eh-vuh) is a singer-songwriter. Unfortunately, we might not be hearing music from Oksana anytime soon because, according to TMZ, in order for the Russian songstress to dispense any of her new tunes, Mel has to sign off on the release as he was the executive producer of her new CD. <AZ>

BRITTANY MURPHY’S MOM SAYS NO MOLD! Recently, there were reports
alleging that toxic mold in Brittany Murphy’s home may have been a factor in
the deaths of Murphy and her husband, Simon Monjack. The late actress’
mother Sharon is denying those reports, calling them absurd and saying she’s
shocked a rumor like that would begin. Read more at People.com. <AZ>

SNOOKI’S PHILOSOPHY! Season two of Jersey Shore premieres Thursday
on MTV at 10 PM Eastern so get ready for more fist-pumping, tanning and bar
fighting every Thursday night this summer. Luckily cast member Snooki knows
how to roll with the punches – here’s what she told us.
Tune in to MTV Thursday at 10 PM to see episode one of Jersey Shore season
two.
<AZ>

LOHAN HAS A SECRET TATTOO! What looked like a bruise on Lindsay
Lohan’s arm the day she was in court waiting to be locked up, has turned out
to be the beginning of a new tattoo. Head over to TMZ now to check out the
faint, and somehow creepy, image of a little girl with her eyes closed,
drawn on the inside of the starlet’s left arm. The outlet reports that once
Lohan is released, she intends to finish to tat. As of now, Lohan could get
out of jail as early as Sunday. <AZ>

CHARLIE SHEEN PLEA DEAL! With all this Mel Gibson and Lindsay Lohan
drama going on, we’ve sort of forgotten about Charlie Sheen. But, it looks
like his lawyers have still been hard at work making sure the Two and A Half
Men actor spends no time behind bars. According to TMZ, Sheen and the court
system are close to reaching a plea deal which would not include jail time.
Sheen is accused of threatening his estranged wife, Brooke Mueller, with a
knife on Christmas Day. <AZ>

MAD ABOUT MAD MEN! The new season of Mad Men premiered Sunday night on AMC. One of the things people love about the show is how authentically it portrays the 1960s. Cast member Rich Sommer told us that that can be a good thing and a bad thing. Luckily, we moved on to a little
more equality for all in the workplace since then. Tune in Sunday at 10 PM Eastern on AMC to see another new episode of Mad Men. <AZ>

http://www.amctv.com/originals/madmen/?bcpid=101546270001&bclid=82069251001&bctid=221252874001

WEDDINGS RINGS! Now that their wedding secret is out, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr are sporting some new jewelry. The lovebirds were spotted in the Miami Airport this week both wearing wedding rings. Congrats to the happy couple. Check out more at People.com. <AZ>

KIM KARDASHIAN TALKS PLASTIC SURGERY! Kim Kardashian went out of her way this weekend to urge a fan to not get plastic surgery to look like her.
The fan tweeted to Kim saying that she was going to get head to toe surgery
to look like Kim Kardashian so her husband wouldn’t leave her and Kim told
her not to. Read more at Twitter.com/KimKardashian. <AZ>

BYNES NOT RETIRING! She was just kidding ya’ll! 24-year-old actress
Amanda Bynes is “un-retiring.”  In a post on Twitter this weekend, she
announced that her statements about retiring from acting back in June are
now null and void. Bynes can next be seen in the flick Easy A, which hits
theaters September 17th. Stay up to date with the actress’ retirement status
by following her at Twitter.com/Chicky. <AZ>

JONAH HILL TALKS CYRUS! Jonah Hill stars opposite Marisa Tomei and John C. Reilly in Cyrus.  In the film, Hill plays an overprotective, needy son and he told us where he got inspiration for playing the title role. Head over to FoxSearchlight.com/Cyrus to learn more about the funny flick. <AZ>

PREGNANCY CRAVINGS! Both Ali Larter and Christina Applegate are
pregnant and the actresses are talking cravings. Christina told
Entertainment Tonight that right now she’s craving avocados and other “weird
things at weird hours,” while Ali revealed to People magazine that she’s
baking herself strawberry shortcakes and eating them at 3 in the morning.
Larter is apparently set to give birth this winter, while Applegate has not
revealed her baby’s due date. <AZ>

STEVE MARTIN GETS DIXIE CHICKS ON ALBUM! The Dixie Chicks will sing
a track on Steve Martin’s upcoming bluegrass album. Dixie Chick Martie
Maguire told Billboard magazine they will only be singing harmony and not
doing any instrumentation. No word yet on when Steve’s record is due out.
<LR>

WHAT’S ON MTV TUESDAY

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AMTV (8 AM ET)

Degrassi (10 AM ET)

Silent Library (5 PM ET)

Disaster Date (5:30 PM ET)

Teen Mom (10 PM ET)

If You Really Knew Me (11 PM ET)

WHAT’S ON MTV2 TUESDAY

Sucker Free Daily (7:30 AM ET)

Jackass Presents: Dudesons in America (9 PM ET)

Rock the Deuce (3 AM ET)

Subterranean (5 AM ET)

*Leaving you with my SONG Video Pick of the day…Enjoy! ;)

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FAT JOE HELPED TREY SONGZ GET RECORD DEAL?

Fat Joe’s latest single, “If It Ain’t About Money,” wouldn’t be the same
without Trey Songz on the hook. The Bronx native told us his personal ties
to the singer made the song that much more special.

“I was there when Trey Songz played his demo. At the time I was the
biggest artist in Atlantic Records and they was like, ‘Yo this kids coming
in from Virginia, and they gonna play the music, do you want to listen Joe?’
I was like ‘yeah’. So I sat there and he played his stuff and I was like ‘yo
he’s the gold, he’s a star.'”

Joey revealed that he had no problems getting Trey to on it.

“We was doing a lot of reminiscing cuz he was telling me, ‘Joe,
don’t think that I’d forget that’. Cuz you know he is the hottest dude in
the game right now. So, you can tend to forget things and really be caught
up in the moment. He was like ‘Nah, Joe. Nah, I remember, I remember when I
brought my song and you was co-signing me, that’s why we’re here Joe, that’s
why we’re here.’ He’s like, ‘I turned down like 10 artists this week to do
songs with them.’ He was like, ‘I’m here with you because you always kept it
1-hundred with me.'”

“If It Ain’t About Money” is lifted from Joe’s latest album, The Darkside:
Vol 1. Be sure to get your copy today! <WM>

JAY-Z TRAVELS WITH HIS OWN TOILET ROLL?

According to ContactMusic.com, superstar rapper Jay-Z gets the royal
treatment while touring on the road. In fact, the rapper reportedly uses his
own personal toilet paper at concerts. Members of British Indie rock band
Kasabian revealed to the site that Hova was provided with luxury items
backstage at the T in the Park Scottish music festival. The mogul was said
to have “his own toilet and his own toilet paper!” Must be nice! <WM>

DRAKE’S THANK ME LATER GOES PLATINUM

After releasing his debut album Thank Me Later on June 15th, Drake has now
officially gone platinum. The rapper recently tweeted his shock after
learning the news and wrote, “Thank you to everyone who allowed us to go
platinum on a debut album! Wow!” Drizzy recently told us how important it
was to cater to all of his fans on the disc. In related
news, the Young Money standout announced the dates for his upcoming The
Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour with The Clipse. The outing will kick off
September 21st in Miami and ends on November 4th at the Gibson Amphitheatre
in Universal City, California. <WM>
The Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour dates:

September 21st – Miami, Florida

September 28th – New York, New York

September 29 – New York, New York

October 2nd – Washington, DC

October 6th – Atlanta, Georgia

October 13th – Chicago, Illinois

October 14th – Chicago, Illinois

October 19th – Detroit, Michigan

October 21 – Wallingford, Connecticut

November 2nd – Denver, Colorado

November 4th – Universal City, California

EMINEM AND RIHANNA VIDEO DEBUTING SOON!

Fans can expect the video of Eminem’s new single, “Love The Way You Lie”
featuring Rihanna, to premiere sooner than expected. Director Joseph Kahn
confirmed on Twitter that the clip has already been edited and said that he
“loves” the final cut. In addition, he wrote that the visual should debut in
a week. This marks the third time Em has drafted Kahn, who also shot
“Without Me” and “We Made You.” <WM>

*       Actress Megan Fox and Lost actor Dominic Monaghan were spotted
shooting scenes in Los Angeles for the video.

And…

EMINEM STILL COUNSELED BY ELTON JOHN

According to StarPulse.com, Eminem reportedly continues to call Elton John
weekly in an effort to maintain his sobriety.  Em has previously openly
admitted that he was addicted to painkillers for over four years. In the
latest issue of Spin magazine, he stated, “Elton John calls me once a week.
He used to tell me stuff like, ‘You’re going to start seeing certain things
you’ve been overlooking.’ And it came true.”  Slim Shady added, “I’d walk
around like, ‘Damn, that tree does look crazy, look at all those leaves!’
Things I didn’t notice when I was f**ked up.” <WM>

*       During his early career, Elton struggled with addictions to alcohol
and cocaine.  In 1975, he had a drug overdose.

ROBIN THICKE ENJOYS FATHERHOOD

According to People.com, Robin Thicke is speaking out for the first time
about how it feels to be a new dad. Paula Patton’s husband explained he’s
“changed a couple of diapers” but “likes doing the holding and the playing
more the idea of changing.” The R&B crooner is also happy that he’s gotten
to “spend a lot of time with the baby lately, learning how to be a dad.”
Thicke said he enjoys watching his son, Julian Fuego, “grow and learn,”
adding that he can’t wait to “teach him basketball and Al Green. I want to
teach him Michael Jackson and all that fun stuff.” The newborn is the
couple’s first child together. <WM>

WYCLEF WANTS TO BECOME PRESIDENT OF HAITI?

According to CNN.com, Wyclef Jean is seriously considering running for
President in Haiti. The GRAMMY-winning artist, who was born in the troubled
country, stated that he “can’t sing forever” and has even completed the
necessary paperwork to run, if chooses to do so. Right now, the former Fugee
member is still weighing his options. We’ll keep you posted on further
updates. <WM>

*       Wyclef’s Yele Foundation was one of the first organizations to help
assist Haiti after the earthquake devastated the country.

FOXY BROWN ADDRESSES RECENT ARREST

On Sunday, Foxy Brown performed at B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill in New
York City’s Times Square and seemed unconcerned by her recent arrest last
week. The fem-cee, who violated a restraining order, told the crowd, “This
is what we all tell the haters. You can’t keep a good bitch down. We makes
bail.” Brown was incarcerated for breaking an order of protection filed by a
woman named Arlene Raymond. She is facing seven years in prison if convicted
of the class E felony charge. Despite all of this, Fox told fans as she
exited the stage that her long-delayed album, Black Roses, will hit stores
later this year. <WM>

NEW LAURYN HILL SONG SURFACES!

Lauryn Hill is slowly but surely inching her way back into the music
industry. The reclusive singer reportedly released a brand new track called
“Repercussions” – which is said to be the first offering from her comeback
album. It’s unknown when Hill plans on releasing her first studio effort in
over 12 years, but newly leaked material is always a good sign! Check it out
on YouTube today. In related news, Lauryn is scheduled to perform at this
year’s Rock The Bells Tour. She’ll join hip hop greats including Snoop Dogg,
A Tribe Called Quest, The Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One and others.  <WM>

*       For tour dates, visit RockTheBells.net today.

NICKI MINAJ SELECTS WILL.I.AM FOR DEBUT LP

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nicki Minaj revealed that
she’s enlisted Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas to appear as a guest
feature on her debut album. While she remains mum on other collaborations,
the fem-cee believes, “The album is much more emotional than you anticipate”
and “women are gonna connect to the album so much” because “in telling [her]
story, [she’s] really telling every girl’s story.” The “Your Love” rapper
plans to release her untitled disc on November 23rd. <WM>

USHER INVITES CHRIS BROWN ON STAGE

Who says R&B artists can’t get along? During the SumFest in Jamaica over the
weekend, Chris Brown appeared on stage with Usher and they gave each another
a big hug. The two entertainers then competed in a friendly dance battle.
Footage is yet to surface online, but you can check out the pics via
ThatGrapeJuice.net now. <WM>

THE DREAM HAS SONGS READY FOR RIHANNA

We recently reported that Rihanna has begun recording new material for her
next album. Unlike the dark songs on Rated R, fans can expect the pop
princess to create lighter material. In fact, The Dream recently told us
he’s currently writing for Ri Ri:

“Oh yeah, already, already man, already got seven of them things.
It ain’t nothing but a thing. Whatever she wanna do, whenever she wanna do
it, that’s my sister. Whatever, and I don’t even say it like, ‘Hey, that’s
my sister’, we just write. That’s my ni**a.”

It’s unknown when Rihanna is looking to release her next project. Stay
tuned! <WM>

SWIZZ BEATZ: “ALICIA WILL BE A GREAT MOM!”

During an interview with People.com, Swizz Beatz recently spoke very highly
of his fiancé, Alicia Keys. The singer is nearly six months pregnant with
their first child together and the producer is confident that she is
“definitely one of those great parents-to-be.” He then added, “I’m
definitely one of those great parents as well.” As far as keeping the sex of
the child secret, Swizz stated, “We’re just going to let that be magical.
Whatever we’re blessed with, boy, girl, twins, that baby is being born to
blessed parents.” The couple was spotted at the 11th annual Art for Life
benefit at Russell Simmons’ East Hampton home. <WM>

WIZ KHALIFA IS THE HOTTEST BREAKTHROUGH MC OF 2010!

After four weeks and more than 200-thousand votes, Wiz Khalifa is MTV News’
Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010, beating out 19 other candidates in a poll
voted on by MTVNews.com readers. The Kush & Orange Juice star won a tough
competition, beating fellow top-five finalists Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Travis
Porter and Diggy Simmons.  The announcement was made on Sunday night on
MTV2’s Sucker Free Summit.  To read more check out  www.mtv.com/news.

DR. DRE SUED FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT

DrewReports.com recently learned that Dr. Dre is being sued by Paramount
Recordings Studios for over one-million dollars. The company claims that the
mega-producer rented recording studios from them and failed to pay Paramount
by the July 13th deadline. Head over to the site to learn more. <WM>

LETOYA LUCKETT LANDS ENDORSEMENT DEAL

SingersRoom.com reports Letoya Luckett has signed on to be the new face of
Luster’s Smooth Touch hair care line. Later this month, the R&B singer will
replace the company’s former celebrity endorser, Keyshia Cole. In related
news, the former Destiny’s Child member is also currently working on the
follow-up to 2009’s Lady Love. The yet-to-be-title disc will arrive later
this year.  <WM>

AMY WINEHOUSE IS NOT PREGNANT

After Starpulse.com published a fairly unflattering picture of Amy Winehouse
over the weekend, rumors started flying that the embattled singer could
possibly be pregnant with what would be her first child.  The rumors turned
out to be nothing more than that, as a rep for Winehouse told Gossip Cop
that the reports are “completely not true” and that she is not pregnant.

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