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Oh just bring on the aneurysm. The first season of VH1′s ‘Love And Hip Hop Hollywood’ will be infecting us in just a few scant days. While New York seems to have run it’s course, and Atlanta has gone from telenovela hilarity to tiring absurdity…the latest iteration of the exaggerated reality of has-beens and never-wuzes is now based in Los Angeles (Houston and Miami allegedly on the way?) with a cast that includes Ray J, Soulja Boy, Omarion…Lil Fizz and Yung Berg. LIL FIZZ AND YUNG BERG.
Do you need help getting up?

Also, primed to “bring the drama” is Teairra Mari…most notable for having far too many vowels in her first name, as well as being the Jay Z ingenue that did not become Rihanna.

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Apparently Ray J was dating Teairra (perhaps in preparation for a juicy storyline for this show)…but is now dating his personal assistant. So there will be fights…
As previewed in the video below, along with Teddy Riley’s daughter Nia making a terrible mistake with Soulja Boy….um, TELL ‘EM?
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Nicki Minaj Anaconda at VMAs 2014
(Nicki Minaj performs “Anaconda” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards)

Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” is the pop culture renewable resource that just never runs out. Before it even came out, we got the incredible artwork. Then the even more incredible memes based on the artwork. Then the actual song. Then behind the scenes at the video shoot with Nicki’s patois rant. Then the photos of Drake’s friendzone lapdance. Then the mass web ejacu-reaction to the full “Anaconda” video. Then the VMA performance. And now…we’ve reaching critical mass, because we’re just getting pure silliness.
But this still made me laugh….because I’m basically a 12 year old boy.

Watch the “Anaconda (Fart Remix)” video…
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Iggy Azalea hit the stage at the Avalon in Hollywood on Friday night for a Lifebeat pre-VMA concert. The show almost went without a hitch, except for a small embarrassing moment. While performing her No.1 hit-song “Fancy,” the Aussie rapper fell off the stage as she was moving backwards, not paying attention. A true performer, Azalea continued rapping as security helped her up and back on stage.

Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed #StillFinishedtheSongTho #KeptOnRapping #TheShowMustGoOn,” said Iggy on Instagram, laughing at herself while posting a video of the fall. Watch the moment below.

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Treach and Cicely, Couples Therapy VH1

I’m all for therapy… for fighting couples, for happy couples, for individuals, umm, massage therapy, light therapy, equine therapy. Whatever it is…if you can afford it, by all means, therapute the hell out of yourself. But this Couples Therapy show…is like some kind of Wipe Out obstacle course for people who are in a relationship with their own ego but also sleeping someone who is likewise attention-obsessed. And it makes for some addictively cringeworthy television.
This season, Treach Criss and his girlfriend Cicely Evans join the fun house along with the most annoying person on that one season of Jersey Shore that I watched, Deena Cortese and her man, as well as porn star Jenna Jameson and her man. Bring the sorrow.

Seems like some high drama could be in store this season…especially since Treach may be off his rocker lately. Just look at his current demand that Naughty By Nature will only perform without the affable Vin Rock. But will it be fun crazy? Or just exhausting sad crazy? I’m predicting the latter.
And there’s no chance that it will be the surreal, hilarious, charismatic crazy of last season’s breakout star Ghostface Killah

Compare Treach in the new Couples Therapy 5 trailer…
With Ghostface in his Couples Therapy 4 clips…
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Today marks the 20th anniversary of Biggie’s breakout single, “Juicy,” and Shea Serrano/Grantland took the time to put together an extensive standardized test on the classic record. There’s a couple “facts” that most rap fans are aware of, including all that was seen in Notorious. I guess only a few folks really know everything that went on behind-the-scenes, but if you consider yourself a rap scholar, take Grantland’s test and prove it!

Grantland tossed out a few disputed tidbits: Pete Rock says he came up with the original version, and that Diddy lifted it from him. Perhaps this is turnabout, though. Consider: In 1993, San Francisco’s Dre Dog released an album called The New Jim Jones. His lead single, “The Ave.,” also used a slice of Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit” as its spine.

Biggie wasn’t all that excited about recording the track at first. We all watched Notorious. We all saw that part of the movie:

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN THE TEST.

Related:
Throwback Thursday: The Notorious B.I.G. and Craig Mack Freestyle on Funkmaster Flex’s Show

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According to People, Kim has officially changed her last name to “West.” While the newlywed didn’t go into detail about her name change, she did post her new passport photo on IG with the caption: “New passport pic #Mrs.West #NameChange” And, you thought she was going to be a “Kardashian” forever.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel challenge Kim to a “diaper” changing contest below…

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Jimmy Kimmel returned with his #WordsFromYourMother segment on Monday night’s airing of his late-night show. In the latest edition, Kimmel called on Tyga’s mother to recite the explicit and raunchy lyrics to his hit-song “Rack City.” Watch the hilarious moment below.

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*rubs eyes*
There was no slow build-up to how hilariously awkward this Toyota minivan commercial was going to be. It opened with a terrible little tween, switching her hips, tossing sass hair, arching her back and barking…”Awright, listen up, motherfathers, this one’s about the swagger wagon, I’ll wash yo mouf out wit soap if you call it a minivan…that’s a durty werd.”

HELP US, ALIENS!

The commercial continues with the rest of homegirl’s rapping, twerking, krumping family, and then….Busta Rhymes, who we can only hope was paid a gazillion dollars to put up with this. But he’s not the problem here. It’s the fake Young Chop beat, the fake Iggy Azalea raps, the fake Hype Williams video, the fake Chris Parnell parody, agggghhhhh!!

And the word “SWAGGER WAGON.”

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Gathering of the Juggalos 2014

Some of you are busy arguing about whether Jay and Beyonce are on the rocks. Some of you are up in arms about whether Nicki Minaj’s thong is going to end up getting your daughter pregnant. Some of you are mad at Childish Gambino for acting like a rapper by trash talking the competition during his rap concert. I’m mad that folks are so busy being mad at Stephen A. Smith for saying some really dumb shxt about women “provoking” domestic violence…that they’re distracted from the larger issue, that the NFL punished Ray Rice less for knocking out his (then) fiancee than if he had been caught smoking weed or selling his autograph before going pro.

But here’s something to stop all our yammering for a hot second.
A horrible terrible twerk team moment from this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos bizarro scary people convention in Thornville, Ohio.
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The Fifty Shades of Grey book trilogy…if you didn’t notice every woman on the train reading it, or chattering at the coffee shop about getting tied up and ravished by a mysterious rich dude…is a big deal. They sold 70 million copies in 8 months, making author E.L.James $95 million dollars in 2013, and now, of course, there’s a movie version.
The Today Show debuted the trailer this morning, so check out actress Dakota Johnson (daughter of Miami Vice‘s Don Johnson) as Anastasia Steele, and Jamie Dornan (from Once Upon a Time) as Christian Grey…
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