1, 2, 3, 4, Feist: Live Performances

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There was a moment, maybe a few days actually, where America watched the silhouettes of U2 raging from the TV screen and said “What’s that song?” Hard to imagine that the earth-shaking “Vertigo” was a mystery tune for a while, but one thing’s certain: it became known damn quick. Those iTunes campaigns have introduced us to some very cool tracks.

The latest is Feist’s wildly catchy “1,2,3,4.” Though the Canadian indie chanteuse isn’t as well known as Bono, her stock is on the rise. During the last few days, the Web search queries for “iPod nano song” and “iPod nano commercial” have tripdupled risen significantly. Yes, the world is getting a grip on this occasional member of the acclaimed Broken Social Scene. The quickest way to fall into Feistville, however, is to check our You Oughta Know pages, where vids, tour dates and lots of other info lives. And if you’re seeking a sweet live take on “1,2,3,4″ and other Feistian ditties, come down to our “Unplugged” session. You’re probably wondering what she’s knows about music, too, right? A couple months ago we gave her a blindfold test. She did just fine.

What’s your favorite song by Feist?

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The Weekly Wrap Up: Mya Drops, Amy Flops, Common Gives Props

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At Least Diddy Loves Britney Spears

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diddy_britney.jpgWho knew that the only person to come to Britney Spears’ defense after her VMAs dance disaster would be Diddy? The rapper only had nice things to say about his pal, which kind of makes us love him more (Britney, however – is still lame), Combs said, ?The times that I was around her, in her defense, she don?t (sic) drink any alcohol. I didn?t see her drink. You know I was hospitable, I offered everybody a drink and you know she had water. ?Everybody has their own way.?

In regards to Brit staying up until sunrise just hours before she was supposed prove to the world that she was back, Diddy replied, “Some people deal with, you know, nerves, they can?t go to sleep and you don?t know what the problem is. To just say ?Oh, her career is over she [is] done,? to discount all her work beforehand because she is a human being ? we all go through hard times.?

Damn, Diddy actually makes sense. We’ll leave Britney’s career alone for a second, but it still seems fair to rag on her for sucking on a pacifier, doesn’t it? Even Diddy can’t deny that. [Access Hollywood. Image: Getty]

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Patti LaBelle Goes Nuts in Concert

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The Lady Marmalade singer may not grace the blogosphere often, but when she does, she delivers! Mariah, Christina and Beyonce could learn a little something from Ms. LaBelle’s take no prisoners – or, no audience members – attitude. Check out this video of the singer ripping into a fan during her concert – after she invites him on-stage for a song. The clip ends with an apology (and a hug) from Patti – but not before things get really awkward. [via IDLYITW]

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Friday: Britney Pops a Pacifier in her Mouth

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This time murder’s not the case they gave him. Instead, the rapper plead guilty to boarding a plane with a baton. [People]

Pics: Britney Plays with Baby Toys
There are train wrecks, and then there’s Britney. The only way she could look more pathetic while sucking her kid’s pacifier is if she had on a dunce cap and was standing in the corner. Seriously, someone help her. [Just Jared]

Paris? Fake Generosity
The heiress is going to give away her clothes to children’s hospitals because she “never wears something twice.” Interestingly, she’s never worn underwear once. Maybe she should make herself a donation at Victoria’s Secret instead. [Mollygood]

J Lo: Feuding with her Mom
Weird – Jennifer Lopez’s mom bitterly admitted that she and her once-close daughter do not talk or see each other any more. Was Gigli really that bad? [NY Daily News]

Sad Brad Pitt Cheered Up by Kids
We get it. You love your kids. They love you. Who knew boning Angelina would come with such rewarding baggage? [People]

Is Diddy Knockin’ Boots with Cassie?

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diddycassie.jpgThis seems like a stupid question. Of course Diddy is getting it on with Cassie. Diddy bones EVERYONE, right? Sienna Miller, Penelope Cruz, Barbara Walters – okay I don’t have proof that he’s given them that sweet Puffy love, but let’s just assume it’s happened. I’ve never met the guy, but – you know. It was magic.

Diddy and Cassie have been spotted together clubbing around NYC, hitting up Marquee last Friday and Tuesday’s GQ party, and their recent “friendship” has everyone whispering. Eh, they’re probably just talking about they wish they were on Diddy’s arm (and in his bed). And they will be – soon. It’s just the way the world works. While you’re here, check out snaps out Diddy’s prized pulls below. [OK! Image: Getty]

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Amy Winehouse Pulls a Britney

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Uh oh. It looks like recent history has repeated itself over in the land of pints and beans n’ toast. Miss Amy Winehouse – who always seems to have accolades heaped upon her regardless of her latest cracked out drama – performed at the MOBO Awards in London last night, and damn, was she out of it. Sporting a cute minidress as opposed to a black sequin bikini, Amy fidgeted, wobbled, stared at the ground and scowled as she mumbled her way through two songs. She leaned on the microphone stand as it it were a cane and definitely spaced out on some lyrics. At least she wasn’t lip-syncing, but come to think of it, it probably would have made the performance a little better. Apparently before the show, Amy was “screaming and chucking anything she could get her hands on at the people around her.” Wow. Follow that up with panty-less flash and she’s the British Britney – but with better(?) hair. [DListed]

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Thursday: Justin Dishes on Ex-Love Britney

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On yesterday’s Oprah, JT reveals that he’ll always have love for the messed up star, but doesn’t know how she ended up in the rough spot she’s in today. How about millions of dollars and Cheetos? [Us Weekly]

Kate Moss Sucks at Fashion
The model went out on the town and came home so messed up that her dress was torn and reconstructed. She’s the British Britney – just with a better accent. [Mollygood]

Charlie Sheen Battles Ex for Kids
The actor and his ex Denise Richards just can’t control themselves when it comes to talking trash and filing legal complaints concerning their kids. For the sake of your children – shut the eff up. [DLsited]

Matt McConaughey Covers for Owen
The stable hunk is set to replace the less stable hunk in the movie “Tropic Thunder.” It’s so nice when bros got each others backs. [Variety]

Lindsay Lohan Penning Memoir?
LiLo may be hitting up the typewriter to detail all the crazy sh*t she’s done for your reading pleasure. Sounds like perfect beach bitch reading! [I'm Not Obsessed]

Austin City Limits Festival Report

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Eight stages. 132 bands. 65,000 fans to contend with. Set on the sweltering Texas fields of Zilker Park, making the most of the bands playing this year?s Austin City Limits Festival on a barbecue-filled stomach was no easy feat, but the chance to see My Morning Jacket, Bjork, Common, Andrew Bird, Cold War Kids and hundreds of others was too enticing not to try. Without further delay, here’s the full report from the festival frontlines.

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Hottie of the Week: Mya

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Mya, the R&B songstress who’s collected more Moonmen than NASA and Jim Carrey combined. Her fourth studio album, Liberation, has been in the works since 2004, and finally has a release date later this fall, so expect to see a lot more of her as the weather turns colder. With guest spots from Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne, and the production and songwriting talents of such gents as Scott Storch and Brian Michael Cox, the album already sounds like a runaway success.

That’s exactly what you’d expect from Ms. Mya, who stormed the charts in the late ’90s. She sealed her place in pop-culture history with “Lady Marmalade” and its Moulin Rouge tie-in video, which featured Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya and Pink, each of whom was wearing frilly, lacy items of clothing people normally associate words like “boudoir” and “Paris.” Following that, she told us how “My Love Is Like . . . Wo,” and she signed a six-figure modeling contract. It’s easy to understand why. Check out these pics to see.

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