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Not only don't her hips lie, they get nominated for awards! Proving that sexy and catchy really do garner popularity (who knew?), Shakira led the list of nominees for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers tied the Brazillian bombshell with seven noms for their song, "Dani California." It will go up against the hips of Shakira, "Ain't No Other Man" by Christina Aguilera, Madonna's "Hung Up" and Panic! At The Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" for video of the year.

Shakira Picture

Other categories and award battles include:

  • Shakira and Aguilera are also in the running for best female video. They'll face off against Kelly Clarkson ("Because of You"), Nelly Furtado ("Promiscuous") and Madonna â€" whose "Hung Up" is also in the running for best dance video, best pop video and best choreography.
  • Best male video nominations are: Nick Lachey for "What's Left of Me," James Blunt's "You're Beautiful," Kanye West's "Gold Digger" (the new, official ballad of Heather Mills), T.I.'s "What You Know" and Busta Rhymes's "Touch It Remix."
  • Best group video contenders are the Chili Peppers, Panic! At the Disco, the All-American Rejects ("Move Along"), Fall Out Boy ("Dance, Dance") and Gnarls Barkley ("Crazy").

The MTV Awards will air live at 8 p.m. ET on Aug. 31. Tune in to see performances by Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Panic! At The Disco, the Killers and rappers T.I. and Ludacris.

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Y'all ain't ready for Kevin Federline's new video.

Nor will you ever be. Because he sucks. Just clearing that up. The deadbeat husband and aspiring rap star hit Sin City this weekend to shoot the music video for his new song, "Lose Control." Somehow, the fact that K-Fed is going to have a music video produced for him never seems to get any less funny. Maybe that's just us.

Fat Kevin Federline Photo

In any case, the video was shot at the Vegas hot spot Pure, inside Caesar's Palace. Federline strolled through the club Saturday night minus his famous spouse, the embattled and very pregnant Britney Spears, but flanked by many homeboys, yo.

Britney spent the night chilling at Tao nightclub and restaurant, hanging with her William Morris agent, Jason Trawick.

Britney is carrying their second child in October, and the pair are letting its gender remain a surprise. Will they have a daughter (heaven forbid), or will little Sean Preston be greeted with a baby boy. Or, as K-Fed would call it, a boyyyy-eeeeeeeeeee! Sorry.

In addition to Britney tagging along for support, Federline had some backup from mixing wizard DJ AM, who joined him on stage for the filming of the video.

We're not entirely clear on what a "mixing wizard" does, but it most likely involves editing out all of Kevin's vocals. At the very least, one can dream.

On his MySpace page, K-Fed announced the time, date and location of the shoot to encourage fans to attend the filming of the video. But since MySpace is always slow as hell, and Federline is a complete tool, few showed up.

NOTE: We're not actually sure of that, but come on -- look who we're talking about. It's a safe bet. Sigh. If only what happened in Vegas really did stay there, as those retarded commercials state. Alas, this video is probably going to reach the general public at some point.

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Anne Hathaway has joined the swelling ranks of celebrity do-gooders, the New York Daily News reports.

The likable Devil Wears Prada star traveled to Nicaragua this week to lend a hand with a vaccination program for kids.

Palm Springs Pretty

"Hepatitis A is actually becoming a huge problem in Nicaragua. This has been an eye-opener for me. Even if I weren't an actress, I'd do it just to help," Hathaway said.

Hathaway, 23, reportedly made the trip at the request of her boyfriend, real estate executive Raffaello Follieri, whose charitable organization is behind the vaccinations.

"I was given the gift of being a successful actress, and I feel like I should use my voice," she said.

Anne gained widespread recognition for her starring roles in The Princess Diaries and its sequel, playing a teenage girl who discovers that she is a member of royalty.

She branched out in 2005 with roles in Havoc and Brokeback Mountain, where she played the wife of Jake Gyllenhaal's character. The Devil Wears Prada is Hathaway's biggest success to date, and she will soon star in Becoming Jane, in which she plays author Jane Austen.

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For Ashlee Simpson, we've got good news and bad plastic surgery. Er, bad news.

On the plus side, reports MSN Entertainment, Ash has devoted fans who are somehow willing to fork over their hard-earned cash to see her perform.

Upfront and Center

However, they don't handle disappointment well. And they apparently have plenty of free time with which to express that fact.

About 100 ticked-off ticket-holders in Toledo, Ohio, upset that the hack "singer" canceled her concert in the city at the last minute, gathered outside her hotel on Tuesday and booed her lustily as she boarded her tour bus, accompanied by a police escort. Toledo has since moved up 12 notches on the Gossip coolness scale.

The made-over popster, whose ticket sales on this tour have reportedly been less than stellar (the Gossip cannot possibly imagine why that might be) cited illness for the cancellation of the show. How can that be, when she doesn't actually perform? Here's wishing whoever sings her songs while Ashlee mouths the words a speedy recovery. Does Braxton Olita have to care for that person as part of his boyfriend duties? How does that work?

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Not exactly dead-ringers, but there's something to be said for the apparent efforts of Lindsay Lohan boy-toy Harry Morton (probably fresh off a Pink Taco visit with the aforementioned skank, right) to emulate the look of Punk'd host Ashton Kutcher (left). Seriously, it looks like he even ganked one of Ashton's trucker hats -- from three years ago, when that was trendy.


Got some peeps you'd like to see featured in our next edition of Celebrity Look-Alikes? Drop us a line! We welcome fan input -- and any jokes about Lindsay Lohan.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Picture

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Britney Spears is going through some hard times these days, and is being bashed by just about everyone. But this one surprised even the Gossip.

A new hip-hop/reggae song entitled "Black Princess" is creating quite a stir on the Internet. It refers to the pregnant Britney as ugly, as opposed to India Arie, who is apparently so sweet and lovely.

Brit Squats

Sure, her life is a bit of a train wreck and her husband leaves something to be desired… but to step up and make a statement like that seems a bit off base. Here's how Bookman, the "artist" behind "Black Princess," has explained the reason why he is so anti-Britney:

"I was just watching VH1 most beautiful people and I was not seeing any of the women that I consider beautiful such as Venus Williams and India Arie. Then they showed Britney Spears and I almost fell out my chair, because I thought there is no way Britney is as beautiful or talented as India Arie, so I just came up with the song right there," he said.

Bookman's song is either really good, or really controversial â€" it's one of the most downloaded from iTunes and Yahoo music services as of now, and is generating a lot of buzz, in the form of both praise and criticism. Any publicity is good publicity, they say â€" and Britney isn't the only star the song mentions in unflattering terms. Kobe Bryant, Charles Barley, Tiger Woods, O.J. Simpson and Anna Kournikova are also referenced.

The Gossip has done some digging and uncovered the full lyrics to the song. Here are the official lyrics to "Black Princess," by Bookman:

Man a Kunta Kinte, don't call me Toby

You can't accuse me of raping white girls like Kobe

India Arie, you are so sweet and lovely

I want you to kiss and hug me

Britney Spears you are ugly.

CHORUS:

What would I do without my Black Princess

I would live celibate, I would die celibate

Cause all the girls I met

And all the girls I sex

There was none like my African Princess (twice)

To chase white women that's not me bra

I might marry one to get my visa

But I wont turn white woman breeder

Cause I don't want my child to be no zebra

That's why I wont catch no Jungle fever

And I don't want no girl that looks like Reba

She must be cute like the Queen of Sheba

She must be fit to be an African leader

And in Jah she must be a believer

In Jah she must be a beliver

CHORUS:

I was chillin at my job where I met a blonde bimbo

She whispered in my ears that she wants Mandingo

Because I turn her on with my Jamaican lingo

Plus am flexible enough for the Jamaican limbo

She heard it through the grapevine

I give girls a great time

Because I have a great whine

Sweeter than the grape wine

She say meet her at break time

She know that will be long enough

Because she heard am long enough

And she could see am strong enough

Black and African enough

I practice how to slam enough

Her boyfriend only nyam enough

Good thing I was man enough

To know I couldn't bang the slut

A nuff Black woman mi want…

CHORUS:

I could never take vanilla and leave chocolate alone

Oh no, am not Karl Malone

I don't go crazy for some bitch name Barbie

I leave that for OJ and Charles Barkley

Am from the place of water and wood

100% real African wood

Am not diluted like Tiger Woods

I need a real Black woman to make me feel good

So keep Kournikova and keep Martina

Just give me Venus and the sweet Serena

Serena, Serena, I love the batty rider wha you eena

Wow, such artistic brilliance. Let us be the first to say that this individual should be honored not only as a Grammy winner, but as a poet laureate. So deep. So moving. So utterly profound. Not. Who the fâ€"k is Bookman, and where does he get off taking cheap shots at our girl? First Janice Dickinson and now this. Jealous, bitter individuals apparently have nothing better to do than tarnish Britney's image in a pathetic attempt to feel better about their own lives. You suck, Bookman. We despise you. You are not loved in this world. Accept it and leave Brit be.

We could launch a 10-page rebuttal here, but all we can muster the strength to do right now is post a picture of Britney Spears that no sane human would describe as ugly. Enjoy it.

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Sorry, guys. Read the headline again. It doesn't say that Tori Spelling stars in a pornographic film (sadly), but rather that she loves watching them. Which is cool, albeit less scandalous.

Anyway, we knew how hard Tori got shafted over her inheritance recently, but had no idea how she likes to get screwed in a more literal sense. The actress apparently has no problem with the world knowing that she and her husband enjoy adult entertainment as the New York Post reports that the couple regularly watch hard core porn.

Pretending to Be Mad

In fact, when told that Tori and hubby Dean McDermott use SugarDVD.com to rent adult flicks, the company's CEO, Jax Smith, called the Post to express his pride at that fact -- and to promise a list of what they watch.

But Spelling's representatives were not thrilled when asked to comment on the specific skin flicks Tori gets off to, telling Smith not to release any titles.

"They weren't pleased - they told me not to," said Smith.

Still, Smith has no hard feelings (unlike Tori's husband -- eh? eh?), and says he is willing to give the couple free porn for life in exchange for the impromptu celebrity endorsement.

While one could speculate endlessly about the dozens of possible 90210-spoof porn names, the Gossip leaves that to you. We're pretty sure, though, that 1 Night in Paris was somewhere in the Spelling rotation. The Technical Virgin, starring ex-PBS host Melanie Martinez, would be another good choice, but remember, Spelling prefers hard core stuff.

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PBS has fired Melanie Martinez, host of The Good Night Show, after learning she once appeared in videos called Technical Virgin.

The host alerted network officials about the videos late last week and was immediately taken off the PBS Kids Sprout network.

"PBS Kids Sprout has determined that the dialogue in this video is inappropriate for her role as a preschool program host and may undermine her character's credibility with our audience," said Sandy Wax, network president.

One could say that Martinez was "waxed" in more ways than one. Eh? Eh?

NOTE: Due to the low degree of difficulty, the Gossip elects to bypass any additional jokes about the network president's last name being Wax.

Anyway, The Good Night Show airs for three hours a night, offering soothing stories and cartoons for small ones. The show's audience is comprised of kids ages 2-5, who are getting ready for bed. Each night, Martinez, a stage actress and mother of a toddler herself, uses a puppet character to take the kids into dreamland.

In the two Technical Virgin videos, which were made before she landed the children's show job, she spoofs public service announcements about how young women can keep their virginity. The Good Night Show has been replaced temporarily by cartoons while a search is conducted for a new host.

Seriously, PBS. You have got to be kidding here. The Gossip has learned that the Technical Virgin videos aren't even really porn. This story hardly belongs in our sex tapes category, although it will remain there, for there is nowhere else to put it, really. These videos are spoofs on PSAs that teach a girl how to keep her virginity by doing "everything but" intercourse. Weak!

Kids love the The Good Night Show. Kids have no idea who Melanie Martinez is outside of the The Good Night Show. This is not Paris Hilton getting railed by her ex-boyfriend here. Frankly, the Gossip feels as though this situation has gotten out of hand, and that Martinez should be lauded for teaching girls the Lindsay Lohan special and other alternatives to slingin' poon.

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Below is an image we came across from one of the many weddings held by Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock. They look happy, and we are happy for them. But there is no way this is going to last. Come on. The only two questions we have:

  • Awful Anderson
  • Kid Rock Hat Photo
  1. When is this blissful union officially coming apart? (this scribe has March 2007 in the Gossip's office pool)
  2. What is that guy in the top left of the picture looking at? Creep!

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That's really all we have to say at this time. No breaking news to report on this energetic, bubbly beauty. We don't even think Ripa is pregnant again yet.

Here is Regis' pal, however, helping out at Super Saturday 9, a charitable event sponsored by the Ovarian Cancer Fund.

Ripa, Kelly