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12:20 PM ET, September 14, 2009


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Us Weekly:
Taylor Swift Speaks Out on Kanye Incident  —  After Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards - during which Kanye West brazenly interrupted Taylor Swift's Best Female Video acceptance speech to say that Beyonce deserved to win - the 19-year-old singer spoke to reporters about the incident.
Kanye West Crashes VMA Stage During Taylor Swift's Award Speech  —  Kanye continues his history of onstage award-show rants.  —  This year, Kanye West picked the beginning of the Video Music Awards to deliver one of his famous rants.  —  The rapper stormed the stage just after the first award …
Jayson Rodriguez / MTV:
Kanye West Asked To Leave VMAs After Rant Against Taylor Swift  —  West was photographed holding a bottle of Hennessey on VMA red carpet.  —  Kanye West was asked to leave Radio City Music Hall not long after he crashed the MTV Video Music Awards stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video.
Iamkelly / random thoughts by me:
Kanye West  —  What happened to you as a child??  Did you not get hugged enough??  Something must have happened to make you this way and I think we're all just curious as to what would make a grown man go on national television and make a talented artist, let alone teenager, feel like s**t.
Jayson Rodriguez / MTV:
Beyonce Brings Taylor Swift On VMA Stage After Kanye West Rant  —  Swift gets another shot at an acceptance speech after West interrupted her first attempt.  —  In a classy display of selflessness, Taylor Swift got a do-over at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when Beyoncé brought …
Kanye West Apologizes to Taylor Swift  —  Kanye West is “SOOOOO SORRY” for interrupting Taylor Swift at Sunday's Video Music Awards.  The rapper posted an apology on his Web site's blog after the show in his usual style of all caps.  —  “I'm in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment,” he wrote.
Daniel Kreps / Rolling Stone:
Kanye West Storms the VMAs Stage During Taylor Swift's Speech  —  Leave it to Kanye West to produce one of the most infamous moments in VMAs history before the 2009 show was even an hour old.  It happened after Taylor Swift's victory in the Best Female Video category for “You Belong With Me …
Michael K / Dlisted:
Kanye West Can't Handle His Henny
Discussion: Bitten and Bound
William Grimes / New York Times:
Jim Carroll, Poet and Punk Rocker, Is Dead at 60  —  Jim Carroll, the poet and punk rocker in the outlaw tradition of Rimbaud and Burroughs who chronicled his wild youth in “The Basketball Diaries,” died on Friday at his home in Manhattan.  He was 60.  —  The cause was a heart attack, said Rosemary Carroll, his former wife.
Rennie Dyball /
Elton John To Adopt?  —  Elton John got more than he bargained for on a tour of a Ukrainian orphanage Saturday - a toddler who stole his heart.  —  The singer told reporters that his partner, David Furnish, “always wanted to adopt a child and I always said no, because I am 62 and because of the traveling I do.”
Daily Mail:
Sir Elton John, 62, wants to adopt Ukrainian orphan toddler …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy, RADAR and X17 Online
Harrison Ford Cracks the Whip on Indy 5  —  Shia LaBeouf (left) and Harrison Ford  —  Dust off the fedora and clear out the snakes - Indiana Jones is ready to ride again.  —  Harrison Ford, 67, says he's already ready for the globe-trotting archaeologist's next adventure …
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Us Weekly:
Lady Gaga Turns Heads in Shocking VMA Outfit  —  The 23-year-old “Poker Face” singer - who is up for nine awards — donned a black lace Jean Paul Gaultier dress with Dragon print silk underlay from Gaultier's fall/winter ready to wear collection.  She accessorized the look with a Keko Hainswheeler neck brace and Kiko jewelry.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Anything Hollywood
Carlos Greer /
Mischa Barton Places Her Trust in Dog  —  Mischa Barton  —  Many celebrities rely on bodyguards and a coterie of assistances to keep them in touch with reality, but Mischa Barton's entourage comes on twice as many legs.  —  “All kinds of things keep me grounded.
Michael Fleming / Variety:
McAvoy, Penn set for ‘Conspirator’  —  Duo to star in Redford-directed period drama  —  James McAvoy and Robin Wright Penn are set to star in the Robert Redford-directed “The Conspirator,” the period drama based on true events following the assassination of President Lincoln.
Jessica Herndon /
Lionel Richie: ‘Sparrow Looks Just Like Harlow’  —  “I am so proud of Nicole and Joel,” boasted second-time grandfather Lionel Richie, at the UNSF's An Evening of Stars Saturday, honoring the legendary singer, just days after his daughter Nicole Richie, 27, and Joel Madden, 30, welcomed son Sparrow into the world.
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
Us Weekly:   Lionel Richie: Sparrow Looks “Just Like Harlow”
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