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Kanye West “Famous” Fallout: Al Roker, Piers Morgan, Paris Hilton, Some Little People and a Blow-Up Doll

Whether you think it’s for the right reasons or not, Kanye West did get everyone talking with his “Famous” video. And the discussion seems far from over. On the “Today” show yesterday, Al Roker gave his take. First he questioned whether someone should be allowed to use the images of the celebrities in the video, especially for profit. And he suggested it would be like someone pirating or sampling Kanye’s music without his permission. Then he said, quote, “Knock it off, Kanye. You’re a talented man.”


Piers Morgan wrote a piece for the “Daily Mail“, calling it “repellant” and “disgusting” and said, quote, “It’s not art at all, it’s just a click-baiting piece of crude-cynical marketing.”

Paris Hilton also had something to say about the video. Sort of. And she’s not even in it. Which has probably been burning her up all week. I mean, 10 or 15 years ago, this video would have had no validity whatsoever without her. She liked a meme one of her followers posted:

You may not even remember this, but before she became naughty-tape famous, Kim was starting to gain some notoriety as one of Paris’ friends and hangers-on.

And, in case you missed it, both Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel spoofed it on their shows. Colbert put himself in the bed, while Jimmy had his sidekick Guillermo do the honors.

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Leslie Jones Couldn’t Find Anyone to Dress Her for the “Ghostbusters” Premiere

Leslie Jones, star of the new Ghostbusters just Tweeted:

Almost immediately, she got a response from Christian Siriano, and it looks like he got the gig. He’s a “Project Runway” winner who’s designed dresses for deliciously candy-coated ladies, such as Christina Hendricks and Gabourey Sidibe. Later on she said:

In an interesting parallel, Leslie’s co-star Melissa MacCarthy was inspired to start her own fashion line years ago, after she asked “five or six” designers to make her an Oscar dress, and they all turned her down.

This shoot was sooo fun!! My favorite jumpsuit!!! Thanks @bust_magazine

A photo posted by Melissa McCarthy (@melissamccarthy) on

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Joey Fatone Is Opening a Mall Hot Dog Stand Called “Fat One’s”

Joey Fatone from ‘N SYNC is opening a hot dog stand in a mall, and it’s called ‘Fat One’s,’ which is just his last name split into two words, not to mention a nickname he got saddled with from pretty much the moment he got famous. Of course, he pronounces his last name Fah-tone. It’s going to be at The Florida Mall in Orlando, and it’s opening in August. In addition to 100% Angus beef hot dogs, it’ll also sell Italian ice. There’s also going to be a platter of five mini hot dogs appropriately called ‘The Boybander.’ It’s too early to say if he’d open more locations if this one is a success, but that’s probably a safe bet. Get more here.

The Mysterious “Tetris” Movie Is Being Turned Into a Trilogy Because They Have Too Much Material?

A “Tetris” movie has been in the works for years now, and we still don’t know how they’re going to construct a plot out of it. I mean, it’s a puzzle game with falling shapes. But apparently, the plot isn’t the problem. In fact, they just announced that they have too much material, so they’re being forced to turn it into a trilogy, like it’s freakin’ “The Lord of the Rings”. Producer Larry Kasanoff says, quote, “The story we conceived is so big. This isn’t us splitting the last of eight movies in two to wring blood out of the stone. It’s just a big story.” And yet, aside from it being a sci-fi movie, he won’t reveal anything about it. Quote, “We’re not going to have blocks with feet running around the movie. But it’s great that people think so. It sets the bar rather low. No one has come remotely close to figuring out what we’re doing.” “The Lord of the Rings” began with 9,250 pages of manuscripts. That requires a trilogy. “Tetris” is a game that can be fully explained in a sentance, and yet it needs seven or eight hours of screen-time? Get more here.

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