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Kanye Will Terrorize the VMAs Again

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... ABC's alien-invasion series V is getting a fam—YO V, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish, but news items about Kanye West are the best ones of all time! The interrupting rapper is returning to the scene of his greatest crime, as he's been invited to perform at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. West infamously took to the stage last year during Taylor Swift's Video-of-the-Year acceptance speech to say that Beyonce had a better video. Though a lifetime ban would have been the appropriate penalty for such rude behavior, MTV will instead pull this stunt in hopes of boosting its ratings, meaning that West's punishment for being a total jerk was just becoming an internet meme. [US Magazine]

... ABC's alien-invasion series V is getting a familiar face. Bret Harrison, the lead from The CW's vastly underrated and underwatched and overcanceled Reaper, is joining the sci-fi drama as an evolutionary biologist who may have answers regarding the big event that capped off the Season 1 finale. It's about time someone gave this guy a job. [EW]

... American Idol champ Fantasia Barrino reportedly attempted to take her own life late Monday night by taking more than a doctor's recommended dosage of aspirin and sleeping pills. She's doing fine, though, and VH1 says it plans to continue with the intended premiere date for her reality show Fantasia For Real. And suddenly the show has an interesting storyline. Convenient, eh? [The Live Feed]

... Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence is enlisting the help of some of his former employees. Lawrence says that Scrubs stars Sarah Chalke, Zach Braff, John C. McGinley, Donald Faison, or Judy Reyes or some combination of the above will appear as guest stars on Cougar Town. Whoop-dee-doo. [E! Online]

... Shonda Rhimes appears to be confusing all her flirty medical dramas, so in order to keep things moving along, she's giving them both the same storyline. The season premieres for both Grey's Anatomy and its spinoff Private Practice will include weddings. And they will probably also include some dangerous life-or-death medical procedure, an ethical question that tears a doctor apart, and some naughty hanky panky! [EW]

... Someone may have nude pictures of Bachelorette Ali being doused in beer! Uh-oh! [Radar Online]

... And finally, some good news! Producers of The Office are starting to do some under-the-radar searching for replacements for Steve Carell, who is leaving the show after next season. Two of the names being tossed about are good ones: Danny McBride of Eastbound and Down, and Rhys Darby of Flight of the Conchords. Darby is frickin' hilarious. I vote for him. [EW]

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