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Tune In: Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Kardashians: Which Sister Wants a Baby?

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Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian say they rented a chimpanzee for a week on the third season of Keeping up with the Kardashians (debuting this Sunday) because mom Kris has babies on the brain. But when asked about it, it’s really Kim who wouldn’t mind giving Octomom a run for her money. “I wouldn’t mind a baby now,” Kim told us this morning. “But I’d want like five.” (Does her boyfriend, Reggie Bush, know about this?)

If their experience with a chimp named Suzy is any indication, the gals might not quite be ready for motherhood. “The chimp was torture,” admits Kim. “That was so much work. It was way more than what we bargained for. We changed diapers, had to feed it, do everything. But we made my mom do most of the diaper changing.” Adds Khloe, “Mom’s been begging for babies lately. She’s really desperate, so we got a chimp to show her what it would be like. You’ll see it on the show.”

What else goes down in season three of E!’s hit series? Here’s what the girls are dishing about in an interview with E!…

Is the drama, the screaming, the fighting and the whining back and better than ever on season three?
Khloe:
Oh yeah. You’re gonna have it this season, honey. This season is crazy from the first episode to the last episode. It’s so different, too. You really have to watch every episode to know what’s going on because something major happens in every episode. I go to jail. I have a PETA campaign. Reggie is more prominent on the show, so we see more of Kim and Reggie’s relationship.
Kim:
Reggie’s usually shyer, but he’s coming around. He’s really reserved and quiet, but he’s opened up a lot.

Are we hearing wedding bells for you and Reggie this season?
Kim:
You definitely won’t see that on the show this season. Would I do a televised wedding? I don’t know. I don’t think my boyfriend would.
Khloe:
If they pay her a couple mil.

You’ve watched the episodes back. What is your biggest cringe moment?
Khloe:
I cussed my mom out in one episode. I can’t believe some of the things I say sometimes. It’s so rude. It’s so weird that I would tell my mom to “suck my balls.”
Kim:
My cringe moments are more catty than that, like when I hate my hair at an interview or something like that.

Kourtney, in the promos for the show we hear you screaming, “I’ll never forgive you” and “I’ll never forget.” What was that all about?
Kourtney:
I said that to my mom. There was drama over my first magazine shoot for 944 magazine. I can’t say more than that. You’ll have to watch.
Kim:
There’s a lot of drama around my new perfume, too. I have my own perfume coming out. We are still coming up with a name. It’s a huge issue in this show of the name that I want to use. I mean, it’s the major issue in the show.

What’s the most shocking thing we’ll see on season three?
Kim: Someone in the family gets some major plastic surgery, and we show it all on camera. I’m being serious. We do. We can’t say who, but it’s not another butt implant. [Laughs.]

Is it your mom or Bruce Jenner?
Kourtney:
Can’t say.

How is poor Bruce Jenner doing? He always seems stressed out.
Khloe:
He is. He’s same ol’ Bruce this season. He’s learning how to keep cotton in his ears so he never has to listen to us. Poor Brucey. He’s amazing. But you might see him break down a little and see him have some bitch fits.

What else do we get to see you ladies do this season?
Kourtney:
I do a spread for Maxim.
Khloe:
More like, she spread for Maxim.
Kourtney:
I think it’s fashionable but sexy. I’m wearing a motorcycle jacket and little booty shorts or skinny jeans and a top.
Khloe:
But definitely still Maxim. We also still have the stores, which have been there before the show and will be there after the show. It’s our foundation. It’s our prime focus. And, for me, I go to New York this season and have my own fashion show there and focus on the Dash brand, trying to expand that and cover every angle with that.
Kim:
You see me perform with the Pussycat Dolls. We’re so known as a trio, but this season you see more of our individual selves coming out, which causes some sibling rivalry, of course, and a little jealousy. There are feuds going on for sure.
Khloe:
This season I have a boyfriend who I break up with. And you see a lot of our brother Rob and [Cheetah Girls singer] Adrienne Bailon together. Kimberly is in la-la-love-land. You know, I hear there is a Kardashian curse going around. It’s not easy dating us because if you date one of us, you date us all, which has to be scary for some guys. But it’s fun for us. You get to see my sister’s interrogating and fighting with my ex-boyfriend, which is really funny.

What’s next for the Kardashian trio?
Kim:
I ultimately think fashion is where we all want to end up. And I just think that there is so much that we have going on, but at the end of the day, this is all fun for us right now, but I want to eventually settle down and have a family.

Tune in tonight and watch, “Keeping up with the Kardashians” @ 10:00pm followed by “Candy Girls” @ 10:30pm on E!.

Source: E! Online

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Tune In: Kanye West’s Storytellers on Vh1

In Case You Missed It, you can catch Kanye West’s Storytellers on Vh1 and Vh1 Soul all this week, they are repeating it 72 time… Or you can watch the full show online @ Vh1.com.

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Tune In: Jermaine Dupri is a Judge on New TV Show?

It’s hard to find a job these days, and after Jermaine Dupri’s up and down relationship with his former employer, you might be concerned that money, at some point, might become a thang,” resulting in him purchasing fewer new whips and such.

Thankfully, the CBS Early Show has decided to help out, tapping him to judge its Singing Family Showdown—and he’s not going to be a pushover. When host Harry Smith asked how “psyched” he was for the forthcoming competition, Dupri answered, “I mean, I want to see it. I work with kids all the time. I’ll be the one that’s a little tough on them.”

SOURCE: CBS

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Tune In: MTV To Air ‘Chris Brown & Rihanna: Love In Trouble

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Half-hour show will take a look at the events and ramifications surrounding alleged altercation between the two singers.

With “Chris Brown & Rihanna: Love in Trouble,” MTV News will take an in-depth look at the allegations of domestic violence that Chris Brown faces after an alleged altercation with Rihanna last weekend. For the special, which airs Monday, February 16, at 6 p.m. ET/PT, MTV News has gathered journalists, industry professionals and other experts — as well as an in-studio audience of young fans — to provide insight and commentary about what the incident means for both artists’ careers and lives, and society in general.

The special will take a look at the couple’s year-long relationship and will also examine the influence the alleged domestic violence between Brown’s former stepfather and mother may have had on him.

“Chris Brown & Rihanna: Love in Trouble” will also look at the events that took place on the night the alleged altercation occurred. Plus, it will look at how this incident has touched on issues that face young people in relationships every day and what can be done to avoid them. A relationship expert will be on hand to offer advice for young people who find themselves facing domestic violence issues.

“Chris Brown & Rihanna: Love in Trouble” airs Monday, February 16, at 6 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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Tune In: Chris Brown, Rihanna in running for Image Awards

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Despite his recently tarnished image, crooner Chris Brown may win an NAACP Image Award.

The 19-year-old singer, who’s accused in a domestic dispute that reportedly involves pop superstar Rihanna, is in the running for outstanding male artist at the 40th annual awards. The awards are being presented tonight at the Shrine Auditorium and airing on Fox @ 8pm.

Brown won the outstanding male artist trophy last year.

Rihanna, his longtime girlfriend, is up for outstanding female artist.

It’s unclear if either Brown or Rihanna will attend. Both canceled their appearances and performances at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Other nominees for outstanding male artist are Common, Jamie Foxx, John Legend and will.i.am. Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson and Mariah Carey are also nominated for outstanding female artist.

Over 30 awards honoring television, film, music and literature are to be handed out in categories such as outstanding reality series, literary work, jazz artist, music video and documentary.

Television shows including “The Game,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “Ugly Betty,” “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Grey’s Anatomy” are nominated for multiple awards. “Cadillac Records,” “Miracle at St. Anna,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Seven Pounds” and “The Family That Preys” are nominated for outstanding motion picture.

The 40th annual Image Awards coincide with the 100th anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and will kick off a yearlong centennial celebration.

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Tune In: T.I. – Road To Redemption

From Troublemaker to trouble-shooter, as said by the LA Times. The hip-hop artist aims to scare kids straight on MTV’s new reality show ‘Road to Redemption.’ But since he’s facing his own legal issues, is it just a good-guy pose for the courts?

It’s been hard to avoid the music of rapper T.I. over the last year, with his No. 1 hits “Whatever You Like” and “Live Your Life” blaring from nightclubs, iPod headphones and car stereos everywhere.

But starting Tuesday night on MTV, the hip-hop star will try out a new role as a sort of celebrity guardian angel who tries to scare kids straight.

In the reality series “T.I.’s Road to Redemption,” young people who’d usually be described as “at-risk” — troubled backgrounds, limited prospects, bad attitude — get a surprise visit from the rapper, who favors a carrot-and-stick approach to behavior modification.

In the premiere, an Atlanta street hustler with vague aspirations of becoming an actor gets a crash course in “Romeo and Juliet.” But to drive home the point, T.I. also guides him to the basement of a local funeral home, where an attendant has laid out the corpse of another young hood whose luck ran in the opposite direction.

“I think my reputation kind of speaks for itself,” T.I., who goes by the nickname Tip and whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., said in Hollywood last week.

Referring to the eight kids chosen for the show, he said, “They know I’m not speaking just from hearsay; I speak from experience. I’ve been through what they’re going through, I’ve done all the things they’re doing. And if they see I can make it to where I am, there surely is a possibility for them to make it to where they want to be.”

If that all sounds a bit noble for TV, let alone for a rap star, your skepticism is excused. Trying to make the world a better place is not something the so-called celebreality TV trend is often accused of; it would be hard to make such an accusation with a straight face when contemplating titles such as “The Simple Life” with Paris Hilton and the truly twisted dating show “Flavor of Love” with the incomparable Flavor Flav.

But the producers behind “Road to Redemption” — who, incidentally, were also behind “Flavor of Love” — say the series is part of a genuine self-reinvention T.I. undertook after a major brush with the law threatened not just his career but his freedom.

In 2007, the rapper was arrested and charged with federal crimes including illegal possession of machine guns and silencers. As a previously convicted felon — his rap sheet includes a series of busts for drug offenses and probation violations — T.I. at one point faced up to 30 years in prison.

His tribulations formed the basis of “Paper Trail,” the current album that has brought him his greatest mainstream success. In many ways, the TV show is intended as an extension of the album’s theme of spiritual rebirth (most clearly heard in his current hit “Dead and Gone” with Justin Timberlake).

T.I. was under house arrest in Atlanta when the producers came to visit him to discuss “Road to Redemption.” MTV’s original idea, the rapper recalled, was “putting cameras in T.I.’s house and watching him while he can’t leave. I wasn’t with that. I didn’t think that was significant enough.”

The creative direction evolved after Michael Hirschorn, a former VH1 programmer who left last year to form the production company Ish Entertainment, came aboard with his producing partner, Stella Stolper.

“We were talking about doing something that was really kind of a ‘Scared Straight!’ show for kids,” Hirschorn said, referring to the 1978 documentary about at-risk kids (personal disclosure: from 2000-01, Hirschorn was my boss at an entertainment-news website). T.I. “was going to go surprise these kids, scare the bejesus out of them and set them straight. And then after Stella and I went to visit him down in Atlanta, I was kind of struck by (the fact that) he’s a deep guy. There’s more to him than you’d think.

“So I think that in our heads the show started seeming a lot bigger and more psychologically interesting. What do you do if you’re at the top of the world but your past keeps dragging you down?”

In fact, that chapter of his story isn’t finished even for T.I. himself, which is what gives the show a perhaps unintentional layer of tension. The rapper is still under the eye of federal authorities, at least until his formal sentencing next month.

He is finishing 1,000 hours of court-ordered community service (the show was not part of the deal, the producers say). The interview for this article was conducted in the star’s trailer, along with the federal agent assigned to accompany him at all times.

Hirschorn said he understands the skepticism — mega-millionaire hip-hop musician hasn’t really changed his bad-boy ways but has merely figured out another canny way to cash in on them.

“He doesn’t need this really,” Hirschorn countered. “He doesn’t need the money. He doesn’t need the headache. He’s really the top artist in the country right now.

“If you think of the traditional rapper pose of being too cool for school, he’s not doing that at all. He’s really putting himself out there emotionally. There were people who told him not to do the show because it would undermine his edge, his credibility, to do what really is a feel-good show about helping kids.”

T.I., who during the interview was as cagey and reserved as his raps are personal and revealing, took a characteristically more direct view of things.

Speaking of the kids he’s trying to save, he declared, “If I can’t get through to them, nobody can.”

Check out, “T.I.’s Road To Redemption,” premiering Tuesday, February 10th at 9pm ET/PT on MTV. Here’s a preview below.

Source: LA Times
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Tune In: Exclusive! – Lil Wayne’s ‘All Access Grammy Special’ Interview

Lil Wayne is doing a rare prime time interview with CBS’s Katie Couric.

The interview will air as part of Couric’s All Access Grammy Special.

Look for Grammy nominated Lil Wayne to talk about custom-made bowling balls and his song inspired by Hurricane Katrina.

Check out even more when the “All Access Grammy Special” airs this Wednesday, Feb. 4th at 9pm on CBS.

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