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Download Nas, Bolster African Health Care

It’s a time of activism, and it’s a time of uniting to solve problems together. Working in the spirit of such ideals, the IntraHealth group has been bringing lots of new ideas to the table regarding health care initiatives in Africa. LIke most forward thinking enterprises, they’ve gotten plenty of cooperation with artists. African bandleader and global superstar Youssou N’Dour is at the center of this community. And today, along with several other musicians, Nas has put a foot forward to assist the program.

An exclusive remix of Nas’s “Wake Up” is available to those want to participate in the IntraHealth campaign. It’s free, but you’ll also have a chance to make a donation to the cause as you’re acquiring the track. Please think about participating.

HEAD TO RHAPSODY TO DOWNLOAD THE NAS TRACK.

Make the jump to learn more about IntraHealth, the artists involved (such as R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Duncan Sheik), and the ways the campaign has already helped those in need.

Listen to Nas’ music on Rhapsody.

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Flashback Lunch: Rihanna And Chris Brown At The 2005 Vibe Awards

Chris Brown and Rihanna have fought rumors that they were an item for so long—she first dismissed him as being “like a brother” in 2006—that it’s hard to imagine a time when people didn’t suspect anything. Rihanna and singer Teairra Mari even introduced Brown’s performance of “Run It!” (“Babe pretty thick, with the kick that’s sick, that needs to be hit”—ouch.) at the Vibe Awards in November 2005, two weeks before the release of his debut album (both Rihanna and Mari’s came out that August). At the time of the ceremony, both women were 17 years old, and Chris was only 16. By December, they’d already be posing for photos together.

While Rihanna has recorded three albums and a dozen top 20 singles (including five chart-toppers), only one of Mari’s singles made the Billboard pop charts and her second album has yet to be released.

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Did Chris Brown Go Ballistic Over A Text Message?

It’s impossible to remember a time when our lives weren’t completely hijacked by Chris Brown-Rihanna beatdown scandal.  Was it really only four days ago? There’s so many varying stories today about what went down that we’re just gonna break it down bullet-point style, ya’ll. Try to make sense of this madness, will ya?

  • Their violent fight possibly stemmed from a text message Chris received from some chick he was messing with on the side. “He got a booty call. He got a text. Rihanna saw it and she got upset. They started to argue. She got out of the car. He wanted her to get back in, so he grabbed her,” someone on the inside revealed to the NYDN. “She pulled away. That’s when she’s told people he hit her.”
  • Chris tried to choke Rihanna and threatened to kill her. A source tells E! News that while fighting Rihanna tossed Chris’ keys out of the car window, which sent him spazzing. Apparently Chris choked her and yelled, “I’m going to kill you!” The “Disturbia” singer then lost consciousness
  • Paris Hilton supposedly waddled her skank-ass up to Chris and flirted with him during a Grammy party. Or maybe it was Leona Lewis. Regardless there was flirting, a girl, and a meltdown involved – according to a bunch of tabloids.  [Photo: GettyImages]

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Happy Hump Day!

It’s Wednesday, and that means you’ve made it halfway through the work week and halfway to the weekend. Congrats! Now sit back, relax, and watch a Croatian man dance in a Speedo.

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Roberto Alomar Accused Of Exposing Ex-Girlfriend To HIV

Ilya Dall is suing baseball star Roberto Alomar for $15 million, claiming the legendary second baseman had unprotected sex with her throughout their relationship despite knowing that he may be suffering from AIDS. Alomar allegedly swore he was disease free when they began their relationship in 2002. He was diagnosed with a blood disorder linked to HIV infection three years later, but Alomar refused to be tested for AIDS. As his health worsened—forcing Alomar to quit baseball in 2005—he continued to tell Dall he was not infected. Dall claims she stopped having sex with Alomar once he tested positive in 2006, and the pair broke up late last year.

“He jeopardized the health, well-being and life of the plaintiff, which caused her to have a fear of contracting AIDS, often referred to as AIDS phobia,” said Dall’s lawyer. The mother of two claims he risked also risked her children’s lives by exposing them to the virus.

“We believe this is a totally frivolous lawsuit. These allegations are baseless,” said Alomar’s lawyer. “He’s healthy and would like to keep his health status private. We’ll do our talking in court.” The lawyer would not confirm whether or not Alomar has the life-threatening disease.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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The 20 Best Pics From The Westminster Dog Show

Everyone in NYC has Stump fever today, as we celebrate the 10-year-old Sussex Spaniel who beat out a bunch of other adorable pups to win the top title of Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Dog Show. Stump came close to death in 2004, which makes his life-altering win that much sweeter.

We pulled the best images from the week’s festivities for you to ogle at below. We dare you to resist the power of cute canines!  [Photo: GettyImages]

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The Dish On Holly, Kendra, And Bridget’s New Love Lives

Bridget Marquardt made tongues wag  when she stepped out on Grammy night in a boobalicious purple dress with a very handsome accessory – her new boyfriend, director Nick Carpenter.

The new couple have fun Valentine’s Day plans. “I’m doing a club appearance in Vegas at Studio 54, so he’ll be my valentine and go along with me,” Bridget said.

So far, things are going “really good” with the couple, who likes to “just hang out, sit home and drink wine and play board games!”

Girls Next Door Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson‘s love lives are also going along swimmingly. Bridget says she thinks Holly and beau Criss Angel are headed for the altar. “I do think they’ll get married. I really do,” Bridget revealed.

Plans are moving along for Kendra’s wedding to Hank Baskett at the Mansion this summer too! “It’s supposed to be there, and Hef really wants to walk Kendra down the aisle,” Bridget dished.

Who do you think did the best post-Hef? Kendra snagged herself a football stud, and Holly’s got a magic man – but Bridget’s new piece is quite a hottie! [Source: Us Magazine, E! Online; Photo: Getty Images]

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George Clooney Dating Journalist Fatima Bhutto

George Clooney may be able to love and leave models and waitresses, but a hot, young journalist from a foreign political dynasty? That might just make the committed bachelor settle down. The National Enquirer reports that Clooney is head over heels for 26-year-old reporter Fatima Bhutto, whose father and aunt, Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, were both assassinated by political opponents.

He’s still out there with his usual assortment of Hollywood eye-candy hanging from his arm. But George insists those days could be coming to an end if Fatima wants to take their relationship to the next level and spend some serious time with him in the U.S…George has courted her by phone and e-mail and arranged to meet her abroad when their schedules allowed it. Now he wants her to spend time with him in Hollywood.

But if the young Columbia grad puts a kibosh to her high-risk journalism and activism in Pakistan, wouldn’t she be just another disposable hottie on Clooney’s arm? If the Ocean’s Eleven star can’t reconcile his conflicting desires, there may be no end to his miserable life of riches and bimbo banging. Poor him!

Check out some photos of Fatima Bhutto in the gallery below.

[Photo: AFP/Getty]

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Mischa Barton Gets Too Skinny

WTF is going on? First Lindsay Lohan gets all nostalgic for her 2005 self and is pictured looking super-skinny, and now Mischa Barton wants to recapture those heady days when she was overexposed and underweight. Pictures of the star at the Elie Saab fashion show in Paris contrast scarily with snaps of her looking far healthier just four months ago. We know she’s nursing a broken heart at the moment (although Mischa, he was batting far above his average there), but please eat a croissant or something! What next, Rachel Zoe becomes the stylist du jour again? Sienna Miller brings back boho chic? They were bad days, people. [Photos: Getty, WireImage]

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