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Rumor Mill: Eve celebrated removal of alcohol-monitoring bracelet with a little champagne (5th item).
"They exploited Britney in helping to end her career. When Britney was opening [the VMA telecast], near the end, I felt so bad for her. I said, 'Man, it's a dirty game. This game will chew you up and spit you out.'" -- Kanye West on Monday, following Spears's wobbly VMA performance
"Honestly, I really don't care. I don't give a f--k about Britney performing." -- Kanye West on Saturday, prior to Spears's performance.