Common & Sarah Palin Feud Over White House Poetry Reading

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Conservatives are attacking the White House for inviting Common to a poetry event scheduled for tomorrow night. They’re upset because in a 2007 YouTube video, Common rapped about shooting cops and said, “Seeing a fiend being hung/With that happening, why they messing with Saddam?/Burn a Bush ’cause for peace he no push no button/Killing over oil and grease/no weapons of destruction/How can we follow a leader when this a corrupt one.” Today Sarah Palin Tweeted a link to the lyrics and wrote, “Oh lovely, White House.” Common responded, “So apparently Sarah Palin and Fox News doesn’t like me,” and added later, “It’s not funny…I’m dangerous!”

Sources say Maria Shriver has been thinking about divorcing Arnold Schwarzenegger for years because she’s fed up with his philandering and he’s “impossible” to live with. Supposedly Arnold has been “working extremely hard” to win her back and “He could not be sweeter now that she’s left him.” [TMZ]
Their son Patrick Schwarzenegger Tweeted, “Appreciate all your messages. Small speed bump I’n life, luckily we own hummers, we will cruise right over it. All will be okay. #peace.” [Radar]

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt likes to wear boys clothes, so the media has determined that she’s transgendered and consulted with Chaz Bono for some advice. Chaz responded, “I would love to talk to [Brad and Angelina] at some point … To at least let them know we have this resource for them if they ever need it.” [Us]

The Situation‘s dad has released a video attacking him for abandoning his family. He says, “I ask you one fucking favor and you tell me to go fucking be like a regular fucking Joe Blow and go on welfare? No, my friend, I don’t do that.” [TMZ]
In a second video, Frank Sorrentino says The Situation got fired from a construction job for receiving a blow job from a 40-year-old female coworker in the office. After he got caught, The Situation wanted to sue the woman for sexual harassment. [TMZ]

  • Justin Bieber is sick and had to take breaks to barf backstage during his concert in the Philippines last night. [TMZ]
  • Katie Holmes‘ rep says the supposed “baby bump” photos look “doctored.” [The Superficial]
  • A Nigerian adaptation of Sesame Street will debut this moth. It features a female Muppet living with HIV and a blue Muppet obsessed with yams, a staple food in Nigeria. [AP]
  • Alec Baldwin has dropped out of the Rock of Ages film. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Star Jones‘ ex-husband is suing her for $50,000 because he says she violated a clause in their divorce settlement that says they won’t speak negatively about their marriage in public. Star recently said on The Wendy Williams Show, “The wedding was fabulous, but the marriage was kind of a booty.” [E!]
  • House has been picked up for an eighth season, and Hugh Laurie says it will probably be the show’s last. “The end of that season, right now looks like the end of the show. Well, that’s as far as they’ve got me for,” he said. “I never thought this would last seven years, just two weeks I thought. I get tired of getting up at four in the morning. Some days are harder than others.” [I’m Not Obsessed]
  • Jillian Michaels is trying to adopt a baby from the Congo. She says, “So the paperwork is done, and now it’s just a waiting game. It could be six months, twelve months; it could be two years. Or, it could be tomorrow! They call you and they say, ‘Oh, we have your referral,’ which is essentially the child they match you up with, and you go overseas and you get him or her.” [Us]
  • Ugh, of course Entourage wants Charlie Sheen to appear on the show. [Huffington Post]
  • Oprah is using up two of her final shows on her James Frey follow-up interview. [AP]
  • Oprah is headed to Broadway. “I have a stack of plays in my bag right now that I am reading,” she said. “And just this past weekend, I was in New York meeting with producers. We were just talking about what would be the best route to take. But yes, this is really going to happen. … Life is too short.” [Us]
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