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Foxy Brown Arrested Again

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That’s one way of popping up on the radar again. Foxy Brown was arrested in New York yesterday. And the reason is that she apparently violated a protective order that was issued from a neighbor, Arlene Raymond, who had obtained a court order which asked Foxy to stay away. She didn’t, and verbally engaged Raymond, which got the handcuffs slapped on her.She’s since been released on $50,000 bail.

The rapper’s camp has a different story to tell (but of course). Her manager, Bernadette Brennan, says that Foxy did nothing of the sort. The deal is that Foxy was getting into her car to get to rehearsals a show she has coming up at the B.B. King Blues Club in NY. Wait…she’s still performing? The neighbor got up in Foxy’s face and started screaming at her. Foxy, apparently, ignored her and went inside to stop the problem. That’s when the sirens showed up and Foxy got booked.

This isn’t the first time Ms Brown’s – real name, Inga Marchand -  been arrested. She was booked in Florida a couple of years ago  for battery and  obstruction of justice. She caused a ruckus at a beauty supply shop, supposedly throwing hair glue at an employee. She made it worse by trying to clock a cop, who came to sort the situation out. She also did 80 hours of community service back in 1997 after a run-in with two hotel employees. The beef? They informed her they didn’t have an iron. It doesn’t end there. She had to take anger management classes and was on probation for allegedly attacking two manicurists at a nail salon. Her rap sheet’s not doing her any favors here.

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Julianne Moore’s Kids Books Turned Into a Musical

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Did you know that Julianne Moore has written kiddie books a la Madonna? Two of them, called Freckleface Strawberry and Freckleface Strawberry and The Dodgeball Bully. Surely they must be biographical, right? Moore and freckles, check. Moore and strawberry hair, check. Hmmm.

The books are now being turned into a musical called Freckleface Strawberry the Musical, scheduled for Off-Broadway’s New World Stages during late summer. Previews start on September 9, while the show starts on October 3. Moore commented, “Writing a children’s book was always a dream. Seeing the story come to life on stage in a musical is more than I ever imagined.”

The billing reads, “Freckleface Strawberry the Musical chronicles the life of seven-year-old Strawberry being teased by her schoolmates for having bright red hair and freckles. She feels different from everyone else and does anything to get rid of them — from scrubbing them with soap and even wearing a ski mask to school. Strawberry goes on a journey and discovers that all people are different. She ultimately learns to accept herself for all of who she is, freckles and all.”

Awww. *Tear* Will you give it a watch?

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Lindsay Lohan Gets To Do Drugs In Jail

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Where can we get some of that lucky star action that follows Lindsay Lohan around? We’re all up to speed that Lindsay was carted off to the  Century Regional Detention Facility yesterday, after turning herself in. And giving a killer mug shot, we may add. But here’s where you’re probably going to squeal “no way.” It’s very likely that Lindsay will only spend 14 days in jail, which is a drastic reduction from her 90 day sentence. Way better than the 23 days she was going to spend in the slammer.

The reason for this ridic break is overcrowding of jails. Now while that might be the case, do regular folks ever get this treatment? Paris Hilton spent 3 weeks in jail and she was supposed to spend 45 days. Nicole Richie spent a grand total of 82 minutes behind bars. We’re sensing a pattern here. Of course, good behavior has its part to play in a reduced sentenced. Someone obviously gave Lindz the memo because Whitmore revealed she’s been “extremely cooperative.”

Keeping her company will be her BFFs, prescription drugs including Adderall and Ambien. Yep, she’s managed hooking up her doctor’s permission for popping those pills even while she’s rocking an orange jumpsuit. Docs say the meds are valid, so she gets to have them. Unfortunately it’s rumored that the prescription pills are what got Lindsay into trouble in the first place.

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JWoww Jerseys Up Her Hair, Denies Strike Rumors

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That whole Jersey Shore on strike business? All a bunch of BS, at least that’s what Jenni “JWOWW” Farley is saying. She’s on the cover of Steppin’ Out magazine (with very very big hair) giving “The Best Jersey Shore Interview Ever…Seriously.”  Addressing the strike rumors, JWoww revealed, “That is by far a very untrue rumor. You have to laugh at crazy reports like that. Stories about strikes and things make us all laugh.”

Quick background check: reports surfaced that the JC crew were miffed at making a paltry $10,000 per episode. That amount was only valid till Season 2, according to Snooki and the gang. The Situation took care of the situation, supposedly negotiating more money for himself. The buzz suggests $30,000 per episode but the official amounts aren’t out yet, and more importantly, each cast member won’t be getting the same kinda cash.

But JWoww says that taping was not stalled while the bargaining was on, adding, “We all know that production is right on schedule. When the rumor first came out I actually had no idea what it was all about. None of it was true. Nobody ever talked about going on strike. I called Nicole [Snooki] and asked, ‘What is going on?’ Nobody knew anything about a strike. We all just laughed about it.”

So no drama? None? At all? Over to Miss J, “To answer your question: No, there was never any talk of a strike and everyone is very happy with the way the production has been going. Don’t believe what you read.” Yes Ma’am!

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Rachel Uchitel’s Addiction (To Something Other Than Attention)

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Tiger Woods‘ mistress Rachel Uchitel has decided to unveil her hidden addiction to Ambien to the world on the new season of Celebrity Rehab. [Ed. Note: Yay!] True to form, the Tiger TMI train obviously started chugging along with her admission. Apparently those two used to pop a tab or two before they had sex (*snort*). In leaked  emails, Rachel writes to Tiger about her possible addiction, after he asks her to score some more of the pills for the sex life. Classy! Types Tiger, “Would it be possible for you to get us some more Ambien.” Rachel wrote back saying, “Ok, but we need to talk about this. I don’t know how to deal with us possibly being addicted to prescription meds.”

We’re all so used to this now, aren’t we?  So in an attempt to not make this breaking piece of news a snoozefest, here’s a jaunty little rhyme for Rachel to drop the next time she see’s her pill poppin’ ex-lover:

Why don’t you listen Tiger, why don’t you see,
All this Ambien isn’t good for me.
We both need it way too bad
Can you even get it up without a tab?

Rachel stop worrying, and do you thing
And go and get me some more Am-bi-en.

I need some before we get it on, honey
Pop one, and I’m like the Duracell bunny.
I’m a Tiger in the bedroom, yes I am.
I got ho’s in every city, cause I’m the man.

Rachel stop worrying, and do you thing
And go and get me some more Am-bi-en.

Word.

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Lawyer Quits On Eve Of Lindsay Lohan’s Judgment Day

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What did Lindsay Lohan do now? Her new attorney, Robert Shapiro, has quit just hours before Lindsay has to turn herself in today. So who’s repp’ing her? Shapiro had said that he would be her lawyer only if Lilo agreed to jail time and if she would consent to following his lead. Maybe that’s the problem, because Lindsay has been driving everyone bananas. Lindsay refused to listen to her previous lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, and we guess she had a hard time listening to Shapiro too. He peaced out after Lindsay checked out of his sober house yesterday.

Here’s where it gets interesting: Shawn Chapman Holley may have quit as her lawyer but she never signed the substitution of attorney form, which means she’s probably going to have to step in…again. Sources say that Chapman Holley will accompany Lohan to as she goes to court to start her 90 day sentence today.  Another source revealed, “Shawn never really left, Bob had been there guiding us… he was great, but he was just consulting, that’s all he ever was.”

The Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers has advised Lindsay to show up today regardless of lawyer drama. “My advice to the defendant, Ms. Lohan, is to show up tomorrow, on time. If not, the People will be asking for a bench warrant, immediately.” Sources say the Lindsay will be there, even though she’s terrified. “She’ll be there in court. Lindsay’s in a really good place. We’re all in a really good place… but, you know she’s scared. It’s just a compete circus.”

In the hours leading to her going to the slammer, Lindsay tweeted, “the only “bookings” that i’m familiar with are Disney Films, never thought that i’d be “booking” into Jail… eeeks” Oh sweetie, your Disney days are long gone.  Does this shot of Lindsay, dressed as nun licking a gun for her film Machete, look Disney to you?

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Jersey Shore Cast Close To Snagging $30K Per Episode

A lack of fist-pumping on television would be devastating, wouldn’t it? Life just wouldn’t be the same without Snooki and the gang, so news of the Jersey Shore strike shook us to our very core. We’re sure you empathize. All they wanted was more money because $10,000 per episode wasn’t cutting it. It’s a basic guido/guidette right to make enough money to buy as many tanning beds as they want for the rest of their lives.

Luckily for humanity, the cast is apparently hammering out new deals to bring home some stone cold cash.  Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is believed to have a struck a new deal with the producers of the Jersey Shore, even though they didn’t want to ante up the money initially. The Sitch thinks that his wrangling will end the cast strike and his manager says he, “believes he and MTV have reach [sic] a great new arrangement.” No word of how much just yet, but because he’s The Situation, he’s gotta sort the situation out. At least that’s what his manager thinks: “Mike decided in order to get season 3 done he was going to have to lead the pack and wants to encourage the rest of his cast to follow his lead.”

And now, perhaps due to The Situation’s negotiating, they’re all apparently close to a pay hike. The Jersey Shore cast were asking for $30,000 per episode and they’re apparently holed up with MTV haggling for an amount that will suit both parties. But apparently not every member will get the same amount. Perhaps tha’ts where The Sitch’s deal comes in. We don’t see the rest of the cast being too happy about his wheeling-dealing, so if drama happens, get it on camera? Pleeease!  They’ve already given us gems like Snooki’s “My boobs are so tight I can’t breathe — is that normal?”  We.Want.More. Here’s some of that scintillating Jersey Shore dialogue in case you’re missing your fix.

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Have Mercy! John Stamos Wins His Case Against Blackmailers

Justice for Uncle Jesse! Actor John Stamos was recently involved in a very nasty extortion scheme. A couple, Allison Coss and Scott Sippola, were blackmailing the actor, saying he had a fling with Coss when she was 17, and that they had photographs of him with underage strippers and cocaine. They were trying to finagle $680,000 out of him. Stamos got the FBI involved and they caught the duo red-handed after staging a phony money drop. Stamos maintained that it was all a lie and he hadn’t done anything that was alleged against him. Coss and Sippola were trying to get to him through emails sent under pseudonyms (they got busted), and the Feds who searched their home found no photographs.

Stamos should be fully vindicated because he won the court case where the court convicted the couple of extortion, conspiracy and using e-mail to threaten a person’s reputation. The charges carry a sentence of up to five years in the slammer.

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MIA Gets The Straight-Up Truth From Her Album Producer

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Anyone who has ever bopped to MIA’s Paper Planes, knows the singer is capable of true genius. She hasn’t particularly channelled much of those skills into her new album MAYA because it’s getting slammed. “It’s hard to tell whether  /\/\/\Y/\ [that's how it's spelled] is half-assed or half-baked. There are certainly a number of good ideas in the mix here, but the execution is lacking” says Pitchfork. Ouch.

She’s also had some pretty ‘frank’ comments from Diplo, who is an incredible DJ and producer who worked on a couple of tracks on MAYA. He’s very forthcoming in his disappointment of the album. He said, “I think she’s a really controversial artist and she’s one of the most important people doing music right now, because people expect a lot. And I think that the record was like—she didn’t care about it. I was in the studio with her, she didn’t write anything. The one good review is that, at least people—she’s on the defensive for the whole record, and that doesn’t sound very authentic.” He went on with the honesty, adding, “Me and Switch tried our best to be quality control of the record and she didn’t want that. She kind of went on her own way. I was like, Look, nobody in your crew—we were the only people she could trust, and our asses were on the line too. We got here because of working with people like her. We care about the way things sound, and when the people that she works with don’t, then it’s f***ed up. She’s got talent in every aspect. She’s got ideas bigger than any artist I’ve ever met and she’s someone to f***in’ make that happen. All she has is a bunch of yes men around her and they kinda suck.”

It really didn’t end then, because he spoke about the possibilities of working with her again stating, “I burned like twenty bridges with her. I build my own bridges, it doesn’t matter. I’m honest. As soon as she comes to terms with what she does then we can work again. One of us has to be like, We f***ed up, and then we can do it again.”

It’s clear that he has much respect for her but is acknowledging that somewhere down the line she screwed it up and something else took over because he capped off his statements with, “She’s amazing and she’ll put another record out that’s going to be f***in’ sick because I think she needs to get grounded at some point.” We agree because at some MIA, you gotta stop railing at everyone from Justin Bieber to Lady Gaga to The New York Times. Just make your music, because if people that close to you are saying you need your feet back on the ground… they’re probably right.

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