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The Good

VMAs packed with action

The VMAs took place this week, and there were plenty of eyebrow-raising, body-raising moments. Let’s begin with Chris Brown, who, during his performance, soared and tumbled through the air between two stages like an R&B mindfreak. Somewhere in there he lost his Rolex, but a fan kindly returned it. Then Britney dissed a kiss from Lady Gaga, dressed as her Jo Calderone alter ego. A belly rub heard round the world from Beyoncé at the end of her performance of Love On Top signaled the heir to The Throne is imminent. Almost makes you wonder if the VMA haters like Adam Levine and Justin Vernon were sorry they missed it.

The Bad

Foo Fighters release Hot Buns promo video

When Foo Fighters announce a tour, they don’t just throw some dates up on a Web site. No, they dress up as ZZ Top-looking rednecks and soap up in the showers of a truck stop. We present Hot Buns for your viewing, uh, pleasure?

Money for Nothing ban lifted in Canada

Remember when the computer-animated video for Money For Nothing was considered cutting-edge? Well, Canada doesn’t. The country banned the song back in 1985 due to a lyric containing the word faggot. Fair enough. We guess the curiosity finally got to them after twenty-six years, because this week Canada announced the ban has been lifted. Hope they enjoy their trip back to the future.

The Ugly

Jack White and ICP team to cover Mozart

True story: There is a Mozart canon called Leck Mich Im Arsch, which translates roughly to Lick My Ass. Apparently the great composer wrote it as a bawdy party song to entertain his friends. That’s not the strange part. This is: Jack White has teamed up with Insane Clown Posse to cover the canon. Listen below, and LOL at the part where ICP calls Beethoven, Beeth Oven.

Insane Clown Posse – Leck Mich Im Arsch by Third Man Records

Kim Kardashian’s Jam video leaked

Sorry, that headline is gross on many levels. Enjoy this snippet of the leaky Kardashian jam below. We didn’t.

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The Good

Cirque du Soleil to produce Michael Jackson-inspired show

Michael Jackson

Acrobats as zombies? Clowns as dancing gangsters? Neverland under the big top? OK, we’ll get to the point. Michael Jackson’s estate has teamed with Cirque du Soleil to produce a new show based on the King of Pop’s canon. Described as concert-like, the tour is slated to start late next year in New York, and wrap up in 2012 with a permanent production in Las Vegas. Want tickets? Get your tent and start camping now!

The Bad

Carrie Underwood gets phone call in middle of acceptance speech

Carrie Underwood

Somebody forgot to turn their cell phone off during this year’ ACM Awards, and that someone happens to be ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood. The country singer’s phone started buzzing during her acceptance speech on Sunday. Who was the mysterious caller? Well, Underwood didn’t answer, but our money is on Papa John’s.

The Ugly

Rihanna injures ribcage, carries on show

Rihanna

Rihanna was taken to a small clinic on Monday after injuring her rib during a concert in Zurich, Switzerland. Doctors didn’t find any issues, and to prove it, they let Ri-Ri climb back on stage on Tuesday and Wednesday night for two concerts in France. Which leads us to believe that it’s wasn’t an injured rib so much as a really tight corset. Bam!

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