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MC Hammer Arrested; Says He Was Victim of Racial Profiling

MC Hammer

MC Hammer was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer, according to reports, but the rapper claims he was a victim of racial profiling.

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"Gangnam Style" Becomes Most-Watched YouTube Video Ever


Move over, Bieber. There's a new king in town. PSY's "Gangnam Style" has become the most-watched YouTube video of all time. read more

Top Videos of the Week: One Direction Shocks Fans, Zookeeper Shocks Panda

One Direction

It's Thanksgiving, so what else do you have to do besides sit around in a tryptophan-induced stupor and peruse the Internet for funny videos? To get you started, here are our favorite clips of the week, including a supercut of Brody's heavy breathing on Homeland, One Direction giving unsuspecting fans the surprise of their lives, and proof that Paul Rudd had a worse week at work than you did. (It involves vomit.)

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Top Moments: Paula Abdul Gets Trippy on Dancing, Homeland Cranks It Up to 11

MC Skat Kat and Paula Abdul

Our top moments of the week:

12. Least Favorite Follow-Up: Knowing how gravely she deprived us of ear-piecing screams and uncontrollable tears last year, Oprah Winfrey resurrects her "Favorite Things" — except it's not the "Favorite Things" we know and love. As part of a making-of documentary — during which O thinks she's getting high from pigs in a blanket — the episode features only 30 handpicked military spouses, who do their best freak-outs, but it's all a little flat. Let's face it, strength is in numbers. At least we'll always have SNL.

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VIDEO: MC Hammer and Psy Have a Dance-Off at the AMAs

Hammer and Psy

Two generations of dance crazes collided at Sunday's American Music Awards, when Psy's show-ending performance of "Gangnam Style" featured a special guest appearance by MC Hammer.

"Stop," the Korean pop sensation said midway through the song. "Hammer time."

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Exclusive Video: The Glee Project Kids Channel MC Hammer, Rap "U Can't Touch This"


"Sometimes people call me MC Hannah."

Oh, do they really?

This week on The Glee Project, the remaining nine contestants are challenged with rapping MC Hammer's 1990 classic "U Can't Touch This."

Glee boss Ryan Murphy reveals Sue's new nemesis

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Hammertime: An Icon Returns to TV

MC Hammer and Stephanie

It's been six years since MC Hammer (né Stanley Burrell) tested the reality TV waters as an original cast member of VH1's The Surreal Life. Now he's back with A&E's Hammertime (Sundays, 10 pm/ET) — but this time, he's running the show (literally), with family in tow. Hammer has gone from huge success with 1990s hits like "U Can't Touch This" to his bankruptcy in 1996. In recent years, his life has been quieter and largely out of the public eye. spoke with Hammer about why he chose do Hammertime now, what sets it apart from other music artists' reality shows and if Hammer pants are his biggest gift to pop culture. read more

Musicians Who've Made the Move to Reality Shows

Ozzy Osbourne, Snoop Dogg, MC Hammer

Ever since Ozzy Osbourne invited cameras to document his dysfunctional family life back in 2002, networks have been trying to recreate the same magic by giving musicians reality shows to call their own. Now, 1990s superstar MC Hammer is jumping on the family-themed reality bandwagon with his new series Hammertime (premiering Sunday, June 14 at 10 pm/ET on A&E).

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Hammertime Is Back — On TV

MC Hammer

Is it 1990 again? First, MC Hammer gets a coveted Super Bowl commercial, and now he has his own show.

The rapper, his wife, Stephanie, and their seven children will be featured in a new A&E reality series, the network announced. The title, of course, is Hammertime.

"MC Hammer is an iconic figure in American pop culture but ...
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The VMAs hadn't even started yet,...

Video Music Awards

The VMAs hadn't even started yet, and Suge Knight had already been shot in the leg at a preshow party. Fortunately, the Death Row rec exec is expected to be OK, but it wouldn't be a bling-bling bash in Miami if shots weren't fired somewhere in town. It sure is a different show than it was in the late '80s, when Arsenio Hall was the go-to host, the performers actually sang and the biggest drama was Vince Neil punching Guns N' Roses' Izzy Stradlin backstage. Ah, the good old days… Still, the gala is always worth watching, if only to gape in amazement at who wore what, who said what and, oh yeah, who won.

But honestly, no one remembers who won. What matters is what kind of impression the performers made with their stage time, and this year only a few acts made me feel like I was seeing something special. Green Day proved that rock is still relevant when they opened with "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." No lip-syncing and no dancing, just read more

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