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Bai Ling Claims That Lady Gaga Jacked Her Style, Bizarro Fashion War Ensues

Lady Gaga has gotten flack for allegedly ripping off Madonna‘s  boundary-pushing performances, constantly evolving provocative wardrobe and even the sonic sounds of her records. But now Momma Monster is fending off accusations from a figure more infamous than famous: Bai Ling. The model/actress/VH1 Celeb Rehab star appeared on The Howard Stern Show over the weekend and told the King of All Media that she feels Gags has ripped off her signature bizarro style. “Yes, [she stole my look] for sure, and I hope one day she’ll dress like me and come on your show,” she vented to Howard.

Can someone have a trademark on simply dressing in an increasingly insane manner? We guess it depends on who rocks the crazy the hardest. So there’s only one way to settle this: a wacky-fashion-off. Look out, ladies and gentlemen, it could get ugly … really ugly. These ladies don’t give a damn about wearing stripes with plaid, or raw meat with lace. Join us in the gallery below to see who emerges victorious in the battle of the craziest fashions!

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T-Boz Talks About Her Triumph Over Brain Tumor, Other Health Scares

As if the death of former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh wasn’t a big enough blow to our ’90s hearts, today we learned that TLC‘s T-Boz has been struggling with a brain tumor. But thankfully, this story does have a happy ending. Although being very open about her decade-long struggle with sickle-cell anemia, the R&B singer appeared on CNN over the weekend to talk for the first time about her neurological health scare. “I started having headaches. They were so frequent; something was wrong,” she told Dr. Sanjay Gupta. And then she got one of the scariest phone calls a person can get. “My doctor called but his voice sounded funny. And I said, ‘You’re going to say something like I have a brain tumor or something right?’ And he got quiet.”

Luckily the tumor proved to be operable, she is now cancer free. The surgery did leave T-Boz suffering from poor balance, but she’s currently in therapy and working on a new music video. Hopefully she’ll be getting back to those fly hip-hop moves soon! She also talked about her triumph over sickle cell anemia, which doctor’s said would end her life before 30. “Doctors, they didn’t give me a happy ending,” says the 39-year old. “‘You won’t live past 30, you’ll be disabled your whole life. You’ll never have kids.’ I was looking around the room like, ‘I don’t know who he’s talking to ’cause that’s not my story.” Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re gonna listen to “Creep” on repeat for the rest of the day. We suggest you do the same.

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Ex-Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh Dies, Predicts Time And Place Of His Death

We’re wearing our sweaters and Buddy Holly glasses in mourning today as we report the news that former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh is has passed away at the age of 40. His body was found yesterday morning in a Chicago hotel room, and although no cause of death has been determined, police suspect it was a drug over dose. Making a tragic case even sadder, the musician publicly predicted his own death in a September 26th Twitter post. “Dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep),” he wrote. “Need to write my will today.” Then Welsh quickly added: “correction – the weekend after next.”

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Liv Tyler’s Mom Has A Verbal Throwdown With Dina Lohan

We hope you’re ready for a good old fashioned celebrity mom fight, folks. Because it’s Friday afternoon and that’s what you’re gonna get. Liv Tyler’s mom, former model and 70s heartthrob Bebe Buell, went on a major rant in Steppin’ Out magazine about what she sees as the parental failings of Lindsay Lohan’s mom, Dina. “Dina Lohan’s relationship with her daughter Lindsay disturbs me,” she said. “I don’t see a mother and a daughter there. What her mother has done with Lindsay is morally wrong and disgusting. She should back off.”

Buell knows a thing or two about tricky relations with her kids; for years she told daughter Liv that rocker Todd Rundgren was her father, in order to sheild her from the growing substance problems of her real dad, Steven Tyler. Clearly that’s a tough call, but Bebe feels like Lindsay would benefit from her hands-on style. “If Lindsay spent a year with me I could turn her around. I could have her winning her first Oscar in two years!” Her unorthodox technique? Kidnapping, mainly. “If my baby girl got that screwed up I would NOT allow to make her own decisions. I would abduct my child and I would make sure that I didn’t leave her side until she didn’t have those problems anymore.” Err, we hate to side with the Lohan’s on anything, but we’re not totally sure if that’s how “problems” of any size get solved. Regardless, you might wanna change the locks, Lindsay.

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10 Reasons Why Rihanna Is All Up On Dudley O’Shaughnessy

Rihanna is not a fan of the single life. In fact, she recently told Vogue UK that it’s “a pain in the ass.” But luckily Ri Ri doesn’t seem to have that problem anymore, as it looks like she has a new man in her life: model and boxer Dudley O’Shaughnessy. He was reportedly “hand-picked” by Rihanna to appear in her upcoming video for “We Found Love,” and it must have been a pretty thorough screening process because the two have been seen partying around London until the break of dawn.

British newspaper The Daily Mail claims that Rihanna first got cuddly with Dudley on her vid shoot, where’s she sat in his lap and flashed her low-cut top. “Rihanna was making no secret that she fancied the pants off Dudley,” the paper reported. Not sure what she sees in him? Check out the gallery below. We’re sure you’ll think of something…

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Johnny Depp Is Back On The Loose, And Now He’s Gonna Play Dr. Seuss

To tell you about Johnny Depp playing the lead in an upcoming Dr. Seuss biopic, we were going to make our entire post rhyme. But then we decided that would take way too long, so we hope you (and the good doctor) will forgive us. Illumination Entertainment is in development for a live action film chronicling the life of the beloved writer (real name: Theodore Geisel) and producers have reportedly tapped Depp for the part.

The actor has played a children’s author once before already; in 2004′s Finding Neverland he portrayed Peter Pan scribe J.M. Barrie. And he’s no stranger to playing a real dude who calls himself a doctor, as he reprises his role as iconoclastic Dr. Hunter S. Thompson in the upcoming Rum Diaries. We always felt that, like Thompson, Dr. Seuss must have used some kind of illegal substances to come up with the characters he wrote about. Right? So when you look at it that way, it’s a perfect fit!

Wait a second … Johnny’s résumé includes NeverlandWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland and now Dr. Seuss? We see a trend. Clearly, he’s trying to get a monopoly on our childhoods.

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Breaking: Lady Gaga Has Run Out Of Crazy Style Ideas

OK, we know what you’re thinking: “Oh great, here’s another one of those Lady Gaga Crazy Outfit Posts. We get it, she wears weird stuff. Isn’t there any real news to write about today?” But you see, that’s where you’re very wrong. This is news. Big news. It appears that after her tyrannical two-and-a-half-year reign over insane fashion, Lady Gaga has finally run out of ideas.

Sure, when we saw these pix of Momma Monster stepping out in London last night, we were certain our minds would be flung to the furthest reaches of fashion. But something about it seemed familiar. We’ve seen this before! Then we remembered: she wore almost the same thing when she made her surprise appearance at the Oak Room last year! It looks like she dyed it black, did the same with her hair hat from last summer’s Monster Ball, and hit the streets. And we’re kinda stunned. Maybe that’s her whole game … she hasn’t done “familiarity” yet. Well played, Gaga, but we’re on to you! Check out more in the gallery below and see what we mean.

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Thomas Jane Was Thiiiis Close To Playing Don Draper On Mad Men

Jon Hamm is practically synonymous with Mad Men. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to picture the hit show without Jon’s chiseled man-jaw filling the role of Don Draper. But amazingly, he very nearly didn’t get the part. Hamm recently went on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and admitted that the show’s producers were dead set on having fellow ridiculously handsome dude Thomas Jane in the lead. “I started, literally, on the very, very bottom,” he said. “I couldn’t have had less heat on me.” At that point, his biggest roles were bit parts on CSI: Miami, Providence and Ally McBeal, where he played memorable characters like “Gorgeous Guy At The Bar.” We all remember that one, right?

“Nobody knew who I was,” he continued. “The casting directors didn’t know who I was. I wasn’t on anybody’s lists… The funny thing was, I think they went to Thomas Jane for it, and they were told that Thomas Jane does not do television.” Thomas now acts in the HBO show Hung, so either he had a change of heart, or he was just trying to be polite to the Mad Men peeps. Either way, both play suave debonair dudes who have sex with gorgeous women constantly, so potato-potahto.

It’s still so strange to think of a Mad Men without Jon Hamm. Check out the gallery below for more iconic roles that almost went to someone else!

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John Mayer Gets Some Tough Love From Steve Ward

You wouldn’t think John Mayer would want any help when it comes to getting the ladies. The dude boasts a pretty impressive track record, having been seen out and about with A-listers like Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Cameron Diaz. Hell, he was even reportedly all up on a pre-Brand’ed Katy Perry. But despite a dating history that would make Don Juan weep, Johnny has dumped them all and still finds himself alone. So when he bumped into VH1′s Tough Love relationship expert Steve Ward at a Save The Music function, the guitar-strumming heartbreaker asked for some hints to finding The One.

“When he had me alone, John asked me what I thought about his love life,” Ward told Celebuzz. “So I told him point blank, ‘I think you got a chip on your shoulder, man. You’re pissed off about your childhood or being bullied, and now you unfortunately take it out on women.’” The words apparently startled Mayer, but Steve definitely has a point. Remember when he outed ex-Jessica Simpson as “sexual napalm”? That phrase won’t be showing up on any Hallmark cards anytime soon.

“I told him he had to realize that he had won,” Ward continued. “He was 10 times more successful than the next most successful person to come out of his high school… I told him, ‘If I were you, I’d pat myself on the back, and let go of it.’” Wow, insightful! We would have just told him to keep his mouth shut. That’s probably why Steve has a relationship-advice show and we don’t.

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The 10 Fab-est Things We Owe To Steve Jobs

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs, Stanford University Commencement Speech, 2005

The world lost one of its most original visionaries, as Steve Jobs passed away yesterday at the age of 56. Like Edison, Gutenberg and Henry Ford all rolled into one, Jobs and his Apple Inc. gave us so many tools that we’ve almost come to take for granted in our everyday existence. The man improved our lives immeasurably and changed the way we think. His devices made the world a little smaller and a little closer. In Steve’s memory, we’d like to give a FabLife salute and take a look at some of the many gifts he gave us in his much-too-short lifetime.

And yes, this is sent from our MacBook Pro.

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