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A Fine Frenzy Hits TV Tonight

A Fine Frenzy
Lots of singers have tried their hands at acting; lots of singers have their songs used in TV shows. But not all that many work in front of the camera while their tunes are wafting through the background of a show. That makes A Fine Frenzy somewhat unique – something we’ve been telling you for a couple months now.

Alison Sudol, the pianist-singer who goes by the name A Fine Frenzy, makes her acting debut on CSI:NY tonight at 10 pm EST. The cops find blood on the Statue of Liberty’s crown, and a vigilante tries to murder a musician; as the plot unfolds, AFF’s “Almost Lover” and “Last of Days” help set the show’s tone. Has she got the chops to hold her own with Gary Sinise and company? You tell us.

And if you feel like catching her live, here’s a list of tour dates to mull over.

Who’s your favorite singer-actor?

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Everyone’s Invited to Britney’s Pit Stop

Watch this video and you may feel a little bad for Britney Spears. Girl has to pee, runs into her local Quiznos, and ends up with a gajillion cameras in her face and dudes falling over tables as she tries to leave. But here’s the weird thing – she appears to have invited one of the cameramen into the bathroom with her. Weird? Yes. Creepy? Yes. Insane? Yes. Britney’s so effing predictable, it hurts! The way she does things these days, it’d be weirder if she peed in a clean bathroom in the privacy of her own home with no one watching. [IDLYITW]

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Paris Hilton to Invade Rwanda

paris_rwanda.jpgPeople of Rwanda!

Let this blog post be a warning to you (er, pending that you have internet access and all). A dangerous, possibly disease-filled monster, Paris Hilton, is coming to your country to “bring more attention to what people can do to help” you. But she will not do this by putting an end to the war and poverty your country has experienced!

Whatever tables you have she will dance on them! She will strip off the clothes you give her! She will have relations with your sexiest young men and then talk a lot of crap about your women – all while filming it so that she may leak it on the internet later. This monster does not care that only “41 percent of the population has easy access to safe drinking water,” she will guzzle it all down and then laugh in your face! Lock up your food when she asks for In-n-Out Burger or Taco Bell. These are code words for “I’m going to eat all the food you have, bitches!”

If you see size 11 footprints in the ground, she has arrived. Run in the opposite direction. She moves in luxury vehicles and can be fast – often sending tiny dogs to track you down. Most importantly, do not call anything “hot.” This is her signal that you want to be BFF, and she will never leave.

Look out.

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Ashlee Simpson’s Personality Disorder

ashlee_simpsonThe biggest difference between pop stars and us? When pop stars create alter egos, it’s “artistic” and they end up selling records. When we do? It’s “crazy” and we end up eating out of garbage cans. Go figure. The latest pop star in the long, illustrious line to credit her alter ego on her new album? That younger, stringy-haired Simpson lass Ashlee. “You will know when Vicky is in the room,” says Simpson of her wilder side, Vicky Valentine. Ashlee’s been hard at work on her latest, due out in November, which features songs like “Murder” (sample lyric: “I’ve got a monkey on my back, get it off/…I get away with murder”) and “Ragdoll,” in which Simpson tells the story of an abusive lover. “Rulebreaker,” hovewever, is all Vicky Valentine. “”She’s tough. You don’t want to mess with her.”

So who else has a dark side? Check out our list of Rock’s Alter Egos.

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Wednesday: J. Lo’s Water Works

jlo092607.jpgJ. Lo Weeps at Bronx School Visit
The singer got all teary-eyed visiting her old elementary school. Sounds like someone’s feeling a bit hormonal…we wonder why? [Us Weekly]

Paris Goes Champagne Crazy in NYC
The starlet and her new boyfriend found themselves with thirteen free bottles of champagne sent over by fans at two NYC clubs. Guess Paris is even more fun to stare at when she’s hammered. [NY Post]

Pam?s Bad Behavior Worries Pals
The MILF is partying super hard with new boyfriend (and Paris’ sex tape partner) Rick Solomon by her side. We hope her kids are watching and learning! [NY Post]

The Hills? Heidi Admits Implants

It only took her six months to reveal what we already knew – her boobs are as fake as her engagement to Spencer. [Us Weekly]

X-Tina Shows Off Big Baby Bump
Christina’s not even trying to hide her growing belly anymore, which only makes it less fun to talk about. [X17]

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“Don’t Tase Me Bro” Rocks the Web

Can’t get enough of that student who was tasered at a John Kerry speech last week? The incident – and his infamous cry of “Don’t Tase Me Bro!” – lives on forever on the web, inspiring a ton of “Don’t Tase Me Bro!” musical numbers for your listening pleasure. Why there’s:

Police weapons have never sounded this good before!

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Dre Going Away?

dre_retiring.jpgDon’t get so comfortable staring at Dr. Dre‘s freshly ripped physique — there may soon come a time that we barely see him at all. The 42-year-old hip-hop superproducer and sometime rapper has announced that Detox will be his final solo album, chalking that up to the fact that rapping is “a young man’s game.” He has no plans of dropping out of hip-hop all together, though — he just plans on remaining behind the boards as a producer (next up is Eminem‘s album). Says Dre:

When I think of the future, I think a lot of Quincy Jones and how he is an inspiration. Look at the quality of his work over so many years. He didn’t even make his best record, Thriller, until he was 50. That gives me something to look forward to. Nothing pulls you back into the studio more than the belief that your best record is still ahead.”

Of course, by “your best record is still ahead,” he could very well be referring to Detox, which has been pushed back again to 2008 (that means it’s eight years in the making). Dre says he only has two or three more tracks to finish, but don’t hold your breath: he could be putting it off because saying goodbye is so damn hard. [Los Angeles Times / Image: Getty]

While you’re here, check out some shots over Dre and friends over the years.

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Meg White: Music for Stained Sheets

Meg WhiteDon?t care whether Meg White?s sex tape is real or not. Only care about which White Stripes song titles can be construed in an erotique manner. Which of her own tunes would Lady Meg listen to if she was doing the wild thing with her gentleman d?jour? Let’s start from way back and work up to the present day, and when you’re done, let us know which Detroit ditty you think has the nastiest title.

1. “Screwdriver”

2. “Slicker Drips”

3. “Sugar Never Tasted So Good”

4. “Jimmy the Exploder”

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Kanye Is Better Than You – All of You

Not that we thought we were the “number one human being in music,” but just in case there was any confusion – we’re not. Neither are you. King Kanye West has declared himself “the president of greatness,” and apparently we chose him for the position. At least he looks like he’s enjoying himself. If only we could be his Siamese twin and tag along for the ride. [BWE]

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Tour Survival Guide: Maroon 5

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Our Tour Survival Guide checks in with rockers about life on the road. Here?s Maroon 5′s Adam Levine on the perils of antihistimines, yoga and the greatest city on earth.

Cold Medication Can Be Hazardous To Your Rock
I was sick and we were playing a show in Vancouver. I was really stuffed up, so I took an antihistamine, which I never take. It sped me up and made me koo-koo and weird. So I smoked a joint to mellow out, and that was just the worst idea ever. I went out there and freaked out. It was a nightmare. An hour is a long time to be on stage. It was about three years ago. I’ll never do that again. I like to save my substances for when I don’t have anything in particular to do.

The Band That Huddles Together…
It’s nice when you’re playing music with a group of guys to all be touching in a slightly homoerotic but mostly friendly way. We do the huddle thing, and we tell each other how wonderful we all think the others are. We want to all feel good about ourselves and about playing music. It’s important to huddle before every show. It keeps you in touch. You can’t go on stage without a huddle.

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