Celebreality

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It’s A Celebreality Dream Come True: Bret Michaels and Flavor Flav Duet! Really!

In what is surely the greatest combination of flavors since you got YOUR chocolate in MY peanut butter, two of your favorite Celebreality superstars just made some sweet music together. Literally.

TMZ reports that Flavor of Love star Flavor Flav joined Rock of Love star Bret Michaels on-stage in Dubuque, Iowa (of all the places!), for a killer version of Public Enemy’s 1990 Top 40 smash, “911 Is A Joke.” As you’ll see from the (admittedly crappy*) video above, Flav started the jawn off a capella style, but then Bret and his band joined in with some ferocious instrumental backing, at which point everyone in the audience got up and then got, got down.

What do you guys think? Should Flav and Bret go out on tour together? Or should they stick to romancin’ the ladies?

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R.I.P. Mike Starr (1966-2011)

Terrible news to pass along. TMZ is reporting that Mike Starr, former Alice in Chains bassist and cast member on Celebrity Rehab 3 and Sober House 2, has passed away at the age of 44. His cause of death is currently unknown, but it’s worth noting that Starr was arrested in Salt Lake City last month for possession of a controlled substance.

As we saw during the third season of Celebrity Rehab, Starr continued to harbor enormous feelings of guilt and regret over the death of his friend and Alice in Chains bandmate, Layne Staley, up until the time of his passing.

We’ll continue to share more information with you as soon as it comes in.

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Last Night’s Bag O’ Clips

On VH1 Divas Salute the Troops, Katy Perry proved during her “Firework” performance that…

…if you can get away with dressing like Jessica Rabbit, you should dress like Jessica Rabbit.

And on the Season 2 premiere of Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business

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Fantasia Announces Headlining Tour Dates

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One of the hardest working women in showbiz will work a little harder come November 4, when Fantasia kicks off her first headlining tour in Richmond, Virginia. Over the course of 30 shows, the Fantasia for Real star will play all over the U.S., landing in St. Louis, Missouri for her tour’s final concert on January 1, 2011. Hopefully, Fantasia’s moves onstage will be as exciting as they are on screen:

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The first round of pre-sale tickets (for subscribers of Fantasia’s newsletter) go on sale tomorrow (Thursday, September 30) at 10 am ET. The sale opens up to the general public the day after.

Fantasia’s full itinerary is below…

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Courtney Love Critiques Dr. Drew

In this outtake from Courtney Love‘s Behind the Music, she calls VH1′s own Dr. Drew a “great doctor,” but takes issue with his detoxing methods. She thinks he’s too harsh. Since she’s a medical professional and all, her argument carries a lot of merit, obviously.

But whatever, revoke her medical license and give this woman a degree in talking — the bonus clips from the episode, which run the gamut from her talking about bristling when people compliment her on Nirvana to the origin of her name to her Neil Young epiphany, are uniformly fascinating. When Courtney Love isn’t around, pop culture feels so empty.

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Hip Hop Honors: Chilli Talks Season 2 On The Red Carpet

In this dispatch from the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors red carpet, Chilli of course talks about the Southern music she there to help pay tribute to. Perhaps most importantly, though, she gives VH1 News’ Janelle Snowden the dirt of what went on after the What Chilli Wants cameras stopped rolling. Would you believe that she still hasn’t kissed Bill, the guy she chose at the end of the show? She has seen him, though, so she’s not entirely depriving those who are invested in her love life as a result of her reality show.

Actually, Janelle’s other red-carpet interviews are just as great (Janelle probably doesn’t get enough credit for just how awesome she is). When talking to Brandy, she points out that Flo Rida, whom Brandy shared a brief association with (as played out on Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business), is just a few red-carpet steps away and then watches the reality diva squirm. (The oddest point in the interview, though, is when Brandy says she’s Ray J‘s date — how La Toya/Michael circa “Say Say Say” of them). Finally, Janelle straight-up reads Birdman for talking on his cell phone on the red carpet and for his casual attire. Then she gets him to reveal that Tha Carter IV‘s release date is set to coincide with Lil Wayne‘s release from jail. Is there anything this woman can’t do?

2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors is set to air tonight (June 7) at 9/8c.

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Bret Reflects On Rock Of Love

Posted above is an extended interview from the taping of Bret MichaelsBehind the Music (premiering Thursday at 9/8c). In it, he talks about his time on Rock of Love – why he initially passed when offered the show, how his dynamic with the girls turned out to be way different from what he expected, and what the show taught him about “traditional” dating. A big chunk of the episode is devoted to Rock of Love (including interviews with key people from the show’s past), so don’t miss it when it premieres Thursday. In the meantime, you can check out even more clips from Bret’s BTM interview sessions, in which he covers topics like his upcoming autobiography, Poison’s early days of getting paid not to play and his “love hate relationship of Biblical proportions” with C.C. DeVille.

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Behind The Music: Bobby’s Revenge?

Whitney Houston gave Oprah a two-day earful this week about her tumultuous 14-year marraige to Bobby Brown. It looks like Bobby will get a chance to tell his side of the story when his episode of Behind the Music premieres Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c. Check out the promo above, and below is the promo for Bret MichaelsBtM (bowing Thursday, Oct. 1 at 10/9c). On the episode, Bret spends ample time discussing Rock of Love, which hasn’t been on the air for months. So yay — we’ve missed it so.

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Sneak Peek Gotti’s Way 2: Episode 5!

Preview all the happenings next episode as Irv mentors Newz and starts talking college with Angie.

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