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Celebrity Buzz: Iggy Azalea joins J.Lo for new version of 'Booty'

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Today's pop-culture roundup includes an updated "Booty," Chelsea Handler's farewell, a pretty little dead liar, a new bachelor, our mystery music video and much more.

‘BOOTY CALL’: Hello, Iggy Azalea, per Rolling Stone, “With Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" leading the pack, the remix of Jennifer Lopez's "Booty" is bringing up the ever-important rear of what historians may very well remember as the Summer of the Behind. While J.Lo initially released the track with a guest verse from Pitbull, the updated version of "Booty" features a new verse from Iggy Azalea, Rap-Up reports.” http://rol.st/VQwYV7

OOPS: National spotlight takes a negative turn, per the Los Angeles Times, “The man who went with Miley Cyrus to Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon, law enforcement officials confirmed Tuesday. Cyrus met Jesse Helt last week at a homeless center in Hollywood, his mother — who lives in West Salem, Ore. — told the Statesman Journal.

“. . . Helt was arrested in October 2010 and served time for criminal mischief and criminal trespass, according to the Polk County, Ore., sheriff’s office. Court records say the then-18-year-old broke into the apartment of a man who sold what Helt thought was bad marijuana, the Associated Press reported. Helt was arrested twice in 2011 for parole violations, the sheriff’s office said. And there’s a November 2011 warrant for another parole violation, county Community Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel told the Los Angeles Times.” http://lat.ms/1q4F0Gd

AND THAT’S A WRAP: With a little help from her friends, per The Hollywood Reporter, “Chelsea Handler said after seven years of "ridiculous stupidity," she was "very impressed" with herself, patting her own back. "I've made great friends, a lot of enemies, and I have personally lost and gained 3,500 pounds."

“Early on in the series finale, there was an extended shower scene in which a clothed and combative Ellen DeGeneres confronted (a very naked) Handler to ask why she was never invited to be on show.” http://bit.ly/1tUO5AT

DEAD LITTLE LIAR: Or something like that, per The Wrap, “ABC Family's “Pretty Little Liars” made good on its threat to of a major death on Tuesday's summer finale.

“The episode gave quite the sendoff to Mona Vanderwaal (Janel Parrish), the nerd-turned-beauty who was one of the show's original victims of Alison's cruelty. She fought to the very end in true Mona fashion, though. Why did she have to die? We break it down.” http://bit.ly/1qgXn9O

CLARK GRISWOLD RETURNS: Well, kind of, per Variety, “Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins have been tapped as Rusty Griswold’s sons in the upcoming “Vacation” reboot from New Line starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate. “Horrible Bosses” scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are set to make their feature directorial debut from a script they penned. Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are also in negotiations to join.” http://bit.ly/XQIwcQ

COUNTDOWN: To a new time slot, per Deadline, “A year to the day after his late-night ESPN2 show premiered comes news that Keith Olbermann is shifting to 5 PM ET.” http://bit.ly/1qKI8Dx

THE NEW BACHELOR: Drum roll, please, per Us Weekly, “Hay hay there! Chris Soules was officially announced as ABC's new Bachelor on Good Morning America, Wednesday, Aug. 27. The Iowa farmer, 32, was a fan favorite during Andi Dorfman's recently-concluded Bachelorette season. The season 10 Bachelorette sobbed when she sent Soules home before the fantasy suite night.” http://usm.ag/1AU3mpG

DANCING FOOL: Just the facts, per The Insider, “Selena Gomez is so confident in her fancy footwork that she's challenged model Chrissy Teigen to a good old fashioned dance-off. The 22-year-old former Disney star kicked off the competition while seated in the passenger seat of her car in a video posted to Instagram on Sunday.” http://yhoo.it/1tUUWKJ

ZOMBIES: Take a walk on the wild side, per Access Hollywood, “"The Walking Dead's" Greg Nicotero isn't just the show's wizard of blood, gore, goo and walkers. The Executive Producer also steps in to direct the show on occasion, including several pivotal episodes from last season – including the Season 4 opener, "30 Days Without an Accident."

“Season 4 just dropped on DVD and limited edition Blu-Ray (with a spooky tree walker case), and to promote the release, Greg took time away from working on Season 5 (and texting "Simpsons" quotes to showrunner Scott Gimple) to share stories from behind the scenes with AccessHollywood.com.” http://bit.ly/1phnAHo

STEVIE NICKS: Another new song, per the Huffington Post, “Stevie Nicks debuted another song from her upcoming album, "24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault," due out Oct. 7. The new track, "Lady," is the second single from the collection; "The Dealer" came out earlier this month.

“ "24 Karat Gold" is made up of songs Nicks wrote, but never released, between 1969 and 1987. "Each song is a lifetime," she said in a statement announcing the album earlier this summer. "Each song has a soul. Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story … They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken-hearted and the survivors." ’’ http://huff.to/1sBTH20

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video: http://bit.ly/1AUiovG 

--Skip Wood

swood@wjla.com

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