Is Diddy Knockin’ Boots with Cassie?

by (@katespencer)

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

by (@katespencer)

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

by (@katespencer)

justintimberlake0920.jpgJustin Finally Blabs About Britney
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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Time for Fiddy to Pack His Things

by (@katespencer)

50-cent0919.jpgWhat is a man without his word? Either someone famous said that or I just totally made it up – but methinks it’s kinda true. And just over a month ago the words out of 50 Cent‘s mouth were “If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I?ll no longer [perform] music. I?ll write music and work with my other artists, but I won?t put out any more solo albums.”

Last night it became official that Mr. Arrogant Tantrum-Thrower whupped Fiddy’s ass in the first week of record sales for their albums, selling 957,000 copies to Fiddy’s 691,000. So we’re sad to say, it’s time for ol’ Curtis to pack up his Vitamin Waters and get the eff out of town. Time to head back to the ol’ Connecticut mansion, climb in bed with the 10 luxury cars and call it a day. There’s nothing left for you here, 50! We still love you, but come on. You dug your own grave on this one, so go lie in it. Even the Times is saying it’s a high point for Kanye and a low point for Curtis.

And hey, Kanye already did your eulogy! He said at a concert last night, “I feel bad about beating 50, but I feel good about being number one.”

RIP 50 Cent’s Career.

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Britney’s Bad Parenting Finally Busted

by (@katespencer)

britney0919.jpgYesterday the judge in the Britney-Kevin custody battle handed down his ruling, and damn does it paint Brit in a bad light! Here’s what the trashy exes gotta do to keep their kids:

  • No smack talking
  • No Vegas trips without each other’s consent
  • No spanking or other forms of skin smacking punishment
  • Must attend counseling and “Parenting Without Conflict” program
  • No getting hammered or high 12 hours prior to taking the kids

But Brit gets an even worse deal, cuz she’s kinda the worse parent. She’s gotta go to individual counseling, meet with a parenting coach, and get drug tested twice a week (the judge thinks she’s got a problem, natch). Snap! But Brit don’t care – she went out and got sh*tfaced last night at a couple of LA clubs. Sorry Sean and Jayden – mommy needs her “bottle” just as much as you kiddies do – maybe more. Betcha can’t wait for those tests to start! [Image: Getty]

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Wednesday: Rihanna’s Got a New Bod

by (@katespencer)

rihanna_0919.jpgDid Rihanna Go Under the Knife?
Check out these before and after pictures of the newly endowed singer and decide for yourself. [I'm Not Obsessed]

Paris Flashes and Dashes
Surely climbing over a six-foot metal fence and flashing your scantily clad crotch is helping the world in some way, right? [Cityrag]

Vanessa Hudgens Slapped with Suit
First there were naked pics, now her lawyer is suing the High School Musical star for unpaid fees. Someone’s been studying the Britney Spears book of botched career moves closely! [People]

Britney?s New Video About to Drop, Bitch
So what if you don’t want more – you’re gonna get it, this time in video form. At least lip-syncing looks better when it’s not live. [Just Jared]

Pics: Amy Winehouse is a Scary Sight
The sad singer emerges from her home without her makeup or beehive. Forget rehab – she needs a trip to the salon. [JustJared]

Rock on TV – The Timbersnake Rides Again

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jt.jpgJonesing for music on your television set? You?ve come to the right place, rockers! Check out our shortlist below. For more extensive listings, read VH1?s Rock on TV schedule daily.

Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveShow, 11:30 p.m. (EST), HBO2: It’s not TV — it’s J.T. The other half of “D*ck in a Box” returns to the boob-tube in this repeat of his televised concert. Women want him and men want to be him; you can watch as the former Mickey Mouse clubber borrows liberally from Michael Jackson, Timbaland and Broadway, dicing up all his influences into a particularly delicious chopped market salad that is unlike any other salad out there today. Actually, there are other salads out there, but few of them own restaurants, dated Britney Spears and have trouble with the spacebar. FutureSex? Someone get Justin and Gwen Stefani together. They need to learn them some grammar.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m. (EST), NBC: Jay welcomes Dane Cook, Ali Larter and LCD Soundsystem to the show tonight. Dane, of course, is in this week’s entry into the Worst Comedy of All Time, Good Luck Chuck. Ali is the star of Heroes and on the cover of this month’s Cosmo, which promises readers insights into the “blended orgasm” and secret knowledge of crazy sex acts that “he wants you to do to him there.” LCD Soundsystem is alter-ego of DFA Records honcho James Murphy. He writes shiny pop songs that like to dress up in underground credibility. But make no mistake. They are big shiny pop tunes.

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 (pictured), Bjork, Arcade Fire, Regina Spektor, Cold War Kids and hundreds of others was too enticing not to try. Check back tomorrow for a full report from the festival frontlines. In the meantime, check out a few facts and stats from the three-day music fest.

Best Whistler in Pop Music: Andrew Bird
Second Best Whistler in Pop Music: Sampler used by Peter, Bjorn and John
Number of Big Lebowski-Themed T-shirts (seen): 5
Band with Best Sense of Humor: My Morning Jacket
Least-Coordinated Audience: Common
Most Questionable Onstage Outfit: Ben Kweller