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Jennifer Lopez To Duet With Kanye West?

August 26th, 2010 2:30pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez is calling on Kanye West to write her a hit song - because she is desperate to work with the rapper.

The star has faced a handful of setbacks while attempting to revive her music career - she delayed the release of her seventh album, Love?, before eventually quitting her record label Epic Records to sign a contract with Island Def Jam. And Lopez insists a duet with West would be a dream come true.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, Lopez writes, "It'd be so fun to work with him. Kanye - when can you write THAT song for me?"

A track with West wouldn't be ...
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In Case You Missed It: Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet Video, Photos, Winners

August 10th, 2010 10:36am EDT
2010 Teen Choice Awards
Vampires dominated The Teen Choice Awards on Monday night, as the "Twilight" franchise scooped up 12 surf-board shaped trophies and TV drama "The Vampire Dairies" took home seven.

"Twilight" actor Robert Pattinson, country music sensation Taylor Swift, and pop star Justin Bieber each received four awards.

The winners were chosen by more than 85 million online votes.

In total, 105 award winners were announced, spanning movies, television, music, sports and fashion.

Check out Hilary Duff at the award show!

See photos of Megan Fox!

Peruse pics of Nina Dobrev!
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They'll Let Anybody Write A Book These Days

July 17th, 2010 10:55am EDT
Celebrity Books
2010 has been a big year so far for celebrity authors. Big-screen actors, reality TV stars, musicians and other celebs have been pimping their self-help tomes, novels, and children's books.

Most recently, "Real Housewives" star Bethenny Frankel released "Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes For Your Naturally Thin Life," Hugh Hefner's ex Kendra Wilkinson publicized "Sliding Into Home" and "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta pimped "Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance."

But there have been so many more just this year alone! Check 'em out!

Jennifer Love...
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Stars To Honor Michael Jackson With TV Tribute

June 22nd, 2010 11:59am EDT
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, LL Cool J and Smokey Robinson have signed up for a star-studded TV tribute to honor the late Michael Jackson on the first anniversary of his death.

The King of Pop passed away on June 25th, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home; just weeks before he was due to headline his comeback concerts in London. To mark a year since the King's of Pop's passing, a host of music stars will team up for a TV tribute on CBS News' The Early Show on Friday. Aguilera, Anthony and Robinson, as well as rapper LL Cool J and British singer James Morrison...
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LL Cool J Slams Sarah Palin

March 31st, 2010 11:52am EDT
LL Cool J
Rapper LL Cool J has slammed Sarah Palin after an advertising campaign for her new show Real American Stories used an old interview with the hip-hop star to publicize the series.

Alaska's former Governor and U.S. vice-presidential candidate has signed up as a correspondent for Fox network, as well as fronting her own show telling the life story of Americans including LL Cool J and country singer Toby Keith.

Promos for the show previewed clips of an interview the rapper purportedly gave to Palin, in which he describes how his family "is very pro-American."

However, the star insists the...
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Sexy Sirens: The Hottest Cops On TV And The Big Screen

March 5th, 2010 2:30pm EST
Brooklyn’s Finest
Acclaimed director, Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) has once again created a buzz with his latest release, Brooklyn’s Finest. Starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes, the gritty film chronicles a chaotic week in the conflicted lives of three New York City narcotics officers. As we think back, a number of our favorite stars have sworn to protect and serve; here’s a list of our favorite sexy sirens to grace the big and small screens:

Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson), Christopher Meloni (Eliot Stabler) and Ice T (Odafin “Fin” Tutuola) on Law and Order: SVU

Detective...
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36th Annual People's Choice Awards Fashion - The Men

January 7th, 2010 11:43am EST
People
We know that the ladies were out in full force last night at the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards but what about the men? Big winners last night included Steve Carell (Favorite TV Comedy Actor), Hugh Laurie (Favorite TV Drama Actor), Johnny Depp (Favorite Movie Actor) and Keith Urban (Favorite Male Artist). (Check out all the winners here!)

Let's take a look at the men and see how they stacked up against the ladies fashion sense in last night's events. Check out our photo slideshow and let us know if their fashion sense is good, bad, or what was he thinking!

See more photos of As...
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37 Hottest Male Stars of 2009

December 30th, 2009 8:35am EST
37 sexiest men of 2009
There were many hot male stars of 2009 who tickled our fancy (and fantasies). Click through our photo slideshow for the men who topped the box office and the music charts and made our list of the sexiest men in showbiz this year!

CHECK OUT THE 37 HOTTEST FEMALE STARS HERE!

Mr. Obvious sexy man of 2009: Twilight star Robert Pattinson, who has to constantly fend off his fans in droves. Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford and Hangover actor Bradly Cooper also make our hearts swoon.

See more photos of Robert Pattinson here!

See more photos of Chace Crawford here!

Bradley Coop...
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DJ A.M., Jay-Z & 93 Exclusive Mixes All Featured In 'DJ Hero'; Win It!

October 15th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
DJ Hero song list
Hailed in the press as one of the most fun, innovative and highly-anticipated games of the year, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) recently dropped the needle on DJ Hero's full set list featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time.

On October 27th, living room legends and budding superstar DJs alike will start the party off right with an unprecedented array of talent DJs including DJ A.M., Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip spinning trac...
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Top 5 To Watch This Week: 'Dancing With The Stars,' 'NCIS: Los Angeles' & More

September 21st, 2009 9:43am EDT
Dancing with the Stars
This week is going to be a great week of television. At least 20 shows are premiering, but we're not sure whether the returning shows or the new shows will cause more excitement.

The one thing we do know is that people will be talking!

"Dancing with the Stars" - ABC, Monday, Sept. 21

"Dancing with the Stars" is back, and this season the show boasts to have its biggest stars yet. The season nine celebrities are Aaron Carter, Natalie Coughlin, Mark Decascos, Tom DeLay, Macy Gray, Ashley Hamilton, Melissa Joan Hart, Kathy Ireland, Michael Irvin, Joanna Krupa, Chuck Liddell, Debi M...
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Amy Poehler & Aziz Ansari Talk About The New Season Of 'Parks And Recreation'

September 16th, 2009 10:02am EDT
Parks & Recreation
Eternally optimistic small town park director Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) spent the first season of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" working to transform a vast garbage-filled trench known as "the pit" into a family-friendly green space. Much like Leslie's steering committee, "Parks" has its own work ahead if it hopes to avoid falling into its own pit of TV oblivion.

"We're lucky that we had a little [six episode] first season so we're still getting into the groove," says Poehler. "I think like any new show you have to get things up and running and figure out where the bathrooms are. It's a c...
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Lisa Lampanelli Talks 'Chocolate, Please'

September 15th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Lisa Lampanelli
Lisa Lampanelli is one of the funniest people in the world and you probably already knew that from watching her on many a televised Roast. Her stand-up comedy is filled with bold honesty and is brilliant in that it allows her to lovingly be known as the 'Queen of Mean.' She goes after every type of person in the world with jokes that are downright gut splittingly funny and has written a hilarious memoir entitled 'Chocolate, Please' that talks about the seemingly endless number of "chocolate daddies" that she's dated, her struggles with compulsive eating and her upbringing in a crazy Itali...
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The Right People At The Wrong Time: A Look at CBS' New Fall Shows

September 4th, 2009 9:06am EDT
Accidentally on Purpose
Accidentally on Purpose creator Claudia Lonow describes her new fall show, a comedy based on a memoir of the same name by Mary F. Pols, as being an unconventional romantic comedy. Jenna Elfman's character is a 30-something - well actually 37 as the pilot is quick to constantly point out - newspaper woman who gets pregnant after a one-night stand with a 20-something (the adorable Jon Foster) who lives in his van. From there, the two move in together because the guy is determined to do what he can to be a good dad, despite being scared to death and not really having a frame of reference on ho...
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Slideshow: Hip Hop Stars With Tattoos & Body Art

September 3rd, 2009 10:12am EDT
Tattooed Hip Hop stars
Tattoos, also known as body art or ink, are now synonymous with Rock n' Roll. It has become another form of personal artistic expression for many Rock musicians. However, many of today's Hip Hop stars have embraced this permeating form of art and expression wholeheartedly. Here's our list of some of the hottest Hip Hop Ink. Let us know your favorite Hip Hop Ink!

1. Lil Wayne

With the ascendency of his music superstardom, rap star Lil Wayne's growing number of tattoos have also become his voice. Notable tattoos: Words "I Am Music" above right eybrow, teardrops under right and l...
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9 Stars Who Have Felt The Wrath Of 'Halloween's' Michael Myers

August 26th, 2009 10:48am EDT
Halloween II
When John Carpenter envisioned his horrific tale of a serial killer terrorizing his family more than 30 years ago, he likely had no idea that "Halloween" would become one of the longest-running film franchises ever.

Over the course of 10 films, including Rob Zombie's two semi-unrelated movies ("Halloween II" opens Aug. 28), many famous faces have drifted through Haddonfield, some in major roles, others in bit parts.

Here are nine stars who have felt Michael Myers' wrath in the "Halloween" films.

Jamie Lee Curtis: No one has their success more intricately linked with these movies t...
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Ten Annoying Things About Rappers

June 19th, 2009 11:24am EDT
R. Kelly
Hip Hop music is the most popular music genre in the world. Rappers like Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Jay-Z have gained worldwide recognition and success because of their rap lyrics and songs. Rap music is great, but some of the things rappers say or do are hypocritical, ridiculous, and downright annoying.

Here are the ten most annoying things about rappers:

1. Rappers love to rap about clubs and alcohol

If you've downloaded hip hop music or tuned into a music station lately, you probably heard a rap song about clubs and alcoholic drinks. More than half of the rap songs on the radio or ...
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CBS Announces Three New Dramas, One Comedy & More For 2009-10 Season

May 20th, 2009 11:11am EDT
Julianna Margulies
CBS announced today the addition of four new series to strengthen its already top rated primetime lineup for the Fall 2009-2010 season.

The new series include three dramas and one comedy. Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J star in "NCIS: Los Angeles," a spinoff from the hit drama NCIS; "The Good Wife" stars Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies in a legal drama about a steadfast wife and mother who boldly returns to work as a lawyer when her husband is imprisoned for a high profile political scandal; "Three Rivers," a medical drama that stars Alex O'Loughlin as the head of a renowned transpl...
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The Bush Administration: A Musical Tribute

January 14th, 2009 9:21am EST
George W. Bush
It's been a long eight years for America…longer for some than others (see New Orleans). Luckily, we have some very creative musical artists out there suffering along with us. For them, the first amendment is expressed through their music.

These 30 selections may relate to the War in Iraq, the Katrina debacle, our shaky mantle as "The Greatest Country In The World," our desire to have a President smarter than us (see "nucular"), and the list goes on.

As we all hopefully look forward to our next President, let's take one last look back (and good-bye) at George W. Bush, and some so...
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Male Celebrities We Want To Kiss Under the Mistletoe

December 23rd, 2008 10:00am EST
Will Smith
We made a list. We checked it twice. Some of these men are naughty (lucky us!) and all of them are nice...

Hugh Jackman - If this thunder from down-under is good enough to be People Magazine's 'Sexiest Man of 2008', he's good enough to make our little list! He sings, he dances and he wades out into the Australian surf wearing close to nothing (sigh). Yep, Wolverine just might trump Kris Kringle when it comes to stuffing our stocking.

Hugh Jackman

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Will Smith - If the former Fresh Princ...
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Avant's Self-Titled New Album Arrives In Stores Tomorrow

December 8th, 2008 5:30pm EST
Avant
Avant's upcoming self-titled release, Avant, out December 9th, will mark his 5th career album and his first release on new label, Capitol Records. The lead single from his latest effort "When It Hurts," continues to climb the charts, recently breaking into the Top 10 and Top 20 at radio formats Urban AC and Urban Mainstream, respectively.

"Seven years and five albums deep, I've got a resume and track record," says the multi-platinum R&B singer/songwriter. "I've proved my point which is why I decided to call the album Avant, because it reflects who I am."

Avant gathers the talent...
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It's Not Over at 40 For All Musicians

October 27th, 2008 2:15pm EDT
Madonna
The early 90's pop hit "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number" is perhaps the same sentiment the keeps some musicians in the music industry from packing it all in to keep on truckin'. While many leave to live normal lives, there are others who still have some impact on today's music scene. Check out our 40/40+ club of musicians who's careers are still rockin'. Should musicians over the age of forty give it a break? Let us know what you think!

Metallica / 40+

Since the band's inception in the 1980's, with a career spanning nearly three decades, Metallica are still magnetic as far ...
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50 Cent Schools Aspiring Business Moguls In New MTV Series

October 16th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
50 Cent
50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) was the top earning rapper in 2007, earning an astonishing $150 million, according to Forbes magazine. He parlayed a stake in Vitamin Water to a 9-figure payout and he continues to be the single savviest businessman in the music game. As he puts it, "If I was just my image, I wouldn't have made this much money." 50 Cent's success is nothing less than the American dream and this show is his coming out party as an inspiration to a new generation of street-savvy entrepreneurs. His forthcoming book, "The 50th Law," co-authored with Robert Greene ("The 48 Laws of Po...
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'Chinese Democracy' Means Free Dr. Pepper In... Today's Links

October 10th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Axl
Check out some of the best links we found around the web today. And be sure to visit our Daily Links section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the web.

The history of boobs in 60 seconds - Holy Taco

20 movies about the first Great Depression that you can watch during the second Great Depression - Gawker

Having a shoe thrown at you by Random Task is the least of your worries. Really? Who throws a shoe? - TMZ

BBC Radio 1 Sam Sparrow Cover:

Fans of "The Office" will love NBC.com's new "Addictionary," where fans can add words, browse ...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV Today

September 24th, 2008 8:41am EDT
Bones
Wed, Sept 24

Bones (Fox, 8 p.m.) - Hodgins looks to Zack for help with a murder case. Nobody understands criminals better than a serial killer's apprentice.

America's Next Top Model (The CW, 8 p.m.) - First, the models go blind for their runway walks, then they have to pose with their eyes.

Knight Rider (NBC, 8 p.m.) - Come on, you totally want to see how bad it is.

Project Runway (Bravo, 9 p.m.) - LL Cool J judges a music-themed challenged. Thankfully, it's not a test of the designers' rapping skills.

Lipstick Jungle (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Wendy's mother (Mary Tyler Moor...
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Why Are So Many Rappers Acting?

August 27th, 2008 11:46am EDT
Hancock
This isn't to bash rappers, nor is it to say that these artists aren't allowed to pursue different paths in Hollywood. With so many prominent rappers acquiring roles in big movies though, it begs the question-why?

It's not as if rappers in movies are a new thing. In 1991, Mario Van Peebles cast Ice-T as a cop in "New Jack City," a film that is beloved by many. That same year, director John Singleton cast Ice Cube as a Los Angeles gangbanger in "Boyz N the Hood." These two movies helped open the floodgates for rappers to enter the world of acting.

Soon, Will Smith went from rap...
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A Quick Look At Some Top Rap Feuds

August 22nd, 2008 9:12am EDT
Eminem
The music industry has always thrived on fabricated competition to generate publicity; The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones, The Beatles vs. Elvis Presley, Madonna vs. Cyndi Lauper, Nirvana vs. Pearl Jam, and Jonas Brothers vs. Tokio Hotel, are all apt examples of this. In comparison to the examples given here however, competition is never more prevalent than in the Hip Hop arena. It is a platform where the verbal expression of ego driven beefs and putdowns have now become part of the art itself upon which success thrives. Whether recorded or done on video, it sets Rap music apart from a...
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Project Runway's Most Memorable Moments

August 20th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Project Runway
With the 5th Season of "Project Runway" well underway, we're starting to wonder if the show can ever top the wackiness of Season 2 or the "fierceness" of Season 4. This season has no shortage of high-profile guest stars, as we've already seen Brooke Shields and Olympic speedskater Apolo Ohno, while prominent designers Cynthia Rowley and Diane Von Furstenberg, and rapper LL Cool J are on tap for future episodes. But, where are the larger than life characters? Where are the Santinos and the Christians? The famous guest stars are supposed to be just gravy. So far, this season has left us wond...
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New York United Film Festival - A Showcase Of Art & Creativity Runs Sept. 5–7

July 25th, 2008 7:00am EDT
New York United Film Festival
The New York United Film Festival, bringing art and creativity together to create a united film community, will be held at the prestigious Millennium in the East Village on September 5th – 7th. The festival's focus is to bring together talented filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, thus creating a "United" showcase of creative energy and talent. This is a film festival for everyone, a place where art and community converge. A Tulsa native filmmaker, Jason Connell and his production company Connell Creations founded New York United Film Festival and recently completed their first feature leng...
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Sandra Bernhard, RuPaul, Others To Be Guest Judges On 'Project Runway'

July 14th, 2008 1:26pm EDT
Sandra Bernhard
Bravo's highly-anticipated fifth season of the Peabody Award-winning and seven-time Emmy-nominated creative competition series "Project Runway" returns Wednesday, July 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

It's time to introduce the designers who will strut their work in front of host supermodel Heidi Klum and judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia with high hopes of avoiding the dreaded "auf Wiedersehen."

In what is sure to be the most talked-about season yet, some of the biggest names in movies, fashion, sports and music including Diane Von Furstenberg, Sandra Bernhard, Apolo Ohno, Brooke Shiel...
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Sean 'The Pen' Garrett teams up with Plies and Akon on 'Come On In'

July 9th, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Sean Garrett
Sean Garrett wants more! Your favorite artist's favorite songwriter-producer--behind #1 hits such as Beyoncé's "Check On It," Fergie's "London Bridge," Nelly's "Grillz," Chris Brown's "Run It!," Ciara's "Goodies," and Usher's "Yeah!"--takes center stage with his debut album, Turbo 919 (Bet I Penned It/Interscope Records).

"I love when people hear a hit and know I wrote and produced it but I love being on stage too," says Garrett. "Performing my songs, what's in my heart, that's been my dream since I was a kid. Creating that excitement in people with music is a remarkable high, and noth...
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