The original line-up of SIMPLE MINDS has reunited. Who were they, again? I seem to recall them asking me not to do something, but now I can’t remember what.

JOHN MAYER, in a recent blog posting, gushed about his drool-soaked admiration for FALL OUT BOY kinda-frontman PETE WENTZ: “With as much talent as you have, I’d expect you’d have some eccentric ego, but from what I can tell you seem to have none,” said Mayer. “Every time we get the chance to hang I’m inspired by your creativity. Your mind is like a stadium with the dome open. You have what makes talented people successful for years and years — a brave sense of self and a completely authentic relationship with your tastes.” In this day and age, can’t a man write a sloppy public love letter to another man without some asshole columnist diagnosing him as “wild homo” in a sidelong accusation disguised as a rhetorical question?

In a daring attempt to steal ICE CUBE’s mantle as the most embarrassingly soft sellout rapper, LL COOL J has signed up to create a line of children’s clothing for Sears. Are you going to let him do that, Cube? Maybe the two of you can settle this beef with a chaperoned pillow fight or a round of Poohsticks down at the old bridge.

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