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Kanye Throws Another VMA Hissyfit

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Back to school: After being shut out of all five categories in which he was nominated, spoiled brat rapper Kanye West makes last year's flip-out at an MTV awards show look tame compared to this year's backstage tirade and proves the most exciting part of the show happened off camera. But with spiking record sales comes newfound levels of prissiness: reports claim the whiny mic-wielder has refused to make scheduled appearances at the Today show, Letterman, and TRL to promote his new record, Graduation.

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Countdown meltdown: Keith Olbermann in the October Playboy: "Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda—worse for our society. It's as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was." Didn't he say that about SportsCenter once, too?

The yearly show: The Academy is expected to announce today that Jon Stewart will be their Oscar night host for the second time since 2006. Unfortunately there were no gay cowboy movies in '07 to carry his comedy.

Katie, come back: News munchkin Katie Couric's travels to Iraq and Syria drew under 5.5 million viewers last week, tying a record low. CBS blames the U.S. Open.

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