Kanye West: I'm not a racist
August 6th, 2010
06:25 PM ET

Kanye West: I'm not a racist

Kanye West is a new man.

So says the rapper who took to U-Stream on Friday to answer questions from fans. Speaking from somewhere in Korea, West appeared wearing the outfit he wore in the “Flashing Lights” video (which he told fans was his favorite).

After speaking about his love of art and how it helped influence the video for his new song “Power,” (“I always had the dream of recreating the Sistene Chapel”) West discussed his creative process and his admiration of James Cameron’s “Avatar” and the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen whose creativity he said he uses as his bar. FULL POST

Megan Fox donating salary from Eminem music video
August 6th, 2010
04:04 PM ET

Megan Fox donating salary from Eminem music video

Megan Fox made the most of her cameo in Eminem's controversial new video "Love the Way You Lie": The actress donated her appearance fee to a shelter for abused women.

Yahoo! Finance reports that 24-year-old Fox, who stars opposite "Lost" actor Dominic Monaghan as one half of a physically abusive couple, has given her salary to the Sojourn House, which provides battered women and their kids with a place to rebuild their self-esteem and their lives.

In the powerful video, which also features Rihanna, Fox and Monaghan, 33, are shown alternately attacking each other and passionately making out.

Both Eminem, 37, and Rihanna, 22, have had personal experiences with domestic violence, and as Rihanna told Access Hollywood, "The lyrics were so deep, so beautiful and intense. It's something that I understood, something I connected with."

For his part, Eminem felt it was an issue that needed to be addressed. "Trying to make this tough subject work visually is a challenge," he admitted. "It was great to have Rihanna, Megan and Dominic on board for this. They really brought it and made this video super-powerful."

'Sarah Palin's Alaska' gets premiere date
August 6th, 2010
03:48 PM ET

'Sarah Palin's Alaska' gets premiere date

Between her daughter Bristol’s on-again, off-again engagement to Levi Johnston and sharing her political view with the masses, it seems Sarah Palin and her family are never far from a press camera's lens.

But if you think you already see plenty of Palin, get ready for November 14, when “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” will premiere on TLC, according to THR.

TLC President Eileen O’Neill said that at the Television Critics Association press tour that the show is going “extremely well.”  She added that “it’s become clear that it takes a special individual to thrive in Alaska.”

It seems Kate Gosselin also fits into that “special” category, as she will reportedly appear on the show with all 8 of her kids for a camping session.

The program will also display Palin’s salmon-fishing and glacier-hiking skills.


Filed under: television
Babs on Aniston: If only she had a nose bump
August 6th, 2010
02:21 PM ET

Babs on Aniston: If only she had a nose bump

That Harper’s Bazaar portfolio of Jennifer Aniston recreating looks from the film classics “Funny Girl” and “What’s Up Doc?” is like buttah, as far as Barbra Streisand is concerned.

Reflecting on Aniston’s homage, Streisand wrote on her website, “I was very flattered that Jennifer Aniston chose to interpret my style with the photos in Harper's Bazaar. She's a delightful person, and I think she did a wonderful job.”

Of course, there’s always room for improvement: “If only she had a bump on her nose,” said the 68-year-old legendary entertainer.

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'Oregon Trail,' the movie?
August 6th, 2010
02:20 PM ET

'Oregon Trail,' the movie?

Don't get those hopes up too high -  an "Oregon Trail" adaptation isn't actually happening.

But if it were, it just may look something like this spoof trailer, crafted by the same creative minds that gave the world the “Tiger Woods Voicemail Slow Jam.”

For those of you who (sadly) have never experienced the computer game, which first debuted in the ‘70s and made a comeback in the ‘80s and early ‘90s, “Oregon Trail” was intended to be an educational game for elementary-aged kids.

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Filed under: movies
Meet the 'Real Housewives of D.C.'
August 6th, 2010
02:19 PM ET

Meet the 'Real Housewives of D.C.'

"When you look at me, you don't see a lot of substance."

That line could sum up this entire "Real Housewives" franchise Bravo's got going. It was uttered by the most infamous of the new set of housewives, Michaele Salahi, she of the "Obamas' first state dinner scandal" episode. That whole thing will show up later in "The Real Housewives of D.C." It should be interesting to see the lead up to it.

But back to last night's episode. First of all, I've never understood why it's called "The Real Housewives." Many of the women either aren't currently wives or, if they are, they aren't housewives. And the show certainly doesn't follow anyone like the work-at-home moms I know. There are other reasons why some of them shouldn't be classified as real, but we'll get to that later.

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