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Watch Jimmy Fallon And Will Smith’s Evolution Of Hip Hop Dancing!

Will & Jimmy Do "The Robot"

Jimmy Fallon made his “Tonight Show” debut last night in spectacular fashion. With the help of Will Smith, Jimmy lead us through the evolution of hip hop dancing and reminded us how to dougie, twerk and do the robot. (Not to be confused with the evolution of Mom Dancing, which Jimmy did when Michelle Obama was on the show.) Which of the two is a better dancer? Their swanky overalls are too distracting for me to tell! (Is it freaking anyone else out that Will Smith appears not to age?)

Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Hip Hop” Version Of “Achy Breaky Heart” Is Literally The Most Terrible Noise To Be Recorded In History

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WARNING: Ears May Bleed

Everything about “Achy Breaky 2″ — the “hip hop” version of “Achy Breaky Heart” by the rapper Buck 22 and Billy Ray Cyrus — is an embarrassment to vibrations we call “sound.” I don’t think anyone would call this monstrosity “hip hop.” Or country music. Or a song, really. From the sexy alien ladies twerking, to the appearance by Larry King, to the reference to his daughter Miley’s song “Wrecking Ball,” it’s more like a cesspool of poor decision-making. Watch — and listen! — at your own risk. The Cyrus family might be a greater threat to the quality of American pop culture than originally thought. [YouTube]

This Busta Rhymes/Azealia Banks Remix Of Beyonce’s “Partition” Is Grimy Good

I’m not saying Beyonce’s original needed to be fucked with, but this remix, featuring Busta and Azealia’s even more explicit rhymes on top of “Partition”‘s sparse beat, is a fine addition to your mega Yonce playlist. Hot. [Fader]

Dolly Parton Raps Awkwardly On “The Queen Latifah Show”

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Better Just Stick To Country Music — OK, Dolly?
  • Dolly Parton is a goddess who can do no wrong. But, um, this clip of her rapping on “The Queen Latifah Show” wearing a blonde Afro wig is cringe-inducingly awkward. Just stick to country — OK, Dolly? I hope voicing this opinion won’t halt invitations to special Dolly/Latifah girly brunches. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • “Masters Of Sex” star Lizzy Caplan and “Friends” star Matthew Perry  — who I didn’t even know were a couple — quietly split up last year.  [US Weekly]
  • Earlier this week, two tween girls in Florida were charged with aggravated stalking for their treatment of Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide in September. Thirteen-year-old John Borgen had dated Rebecca and then dated one of the girls accused of viciously cyberbullying her and telling her to die. John said he had no idea Rebecca was being cyberbullied by the girls, ages 14 and 12. Those girls’ identities are being withheld by police because of their ages. [ABC News]
  • Gossip blog HollywoodLife.com is claiming, apparently falsely, that Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were broken up when he died this summer from a drug overdose. [Gossip Cop] Keep reading »

Nicole Richie Enters The Rap Game, World Sighs

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"My plantar fasciitis, that's a baby thang."

Nicole Richie loves rap, but she wants rappers to rap about things she cares about. For her new occasional AOL video series “Candidly Nicole,” Richie visited rapper/producer Ebone Hoodrich, who is tasked with helping her create a rap so she can “get her street cred back” (which is a thing she never had, and is therefore impossible to lose). What does Nicole Richie — street name Nikki Rich — rap about? What are the central tenets of her life? Well, bangs, gluten-free spaghetti, and complaining about her plantar fasciitis. So yeah, basically she’s just like you and me. [E! Online]

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Kickass Woman Of The Day: Ebony Oshunrinde, 16-Year-Old Hip-Hop Producer

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Ebony Oshunrinde, 16-Year-Old Hip-Hop Producer
She's A Producer On Jay-Z's Album, NBD

Here are some typical 16-year-old activities: Riding in cars with boys. Sneaking sips from your parents’ liquor cabinet behind the garage. Cutting class. Buying prom dresses. Dutifully making SAT vocab flash cards in your room with the door closed. Standard stuff, really. Here’s something not so typical for a 16-year-old: producing a song on Jay-Z’s latest album. Meet Ebony Oshunrinde [Note: We've also seen her name written as Ebony.] a.k.a WondaGurl, the teenage Canadian with a producing credit on “Crown,” a slowed-down, dancehall-tinged track off Jay’s latest record, Magna Carta Holy Grail, which is out officially today. Check out the beat here and listen to her talk about how all this came about in an interview with MTV News, above.

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