Nas recently announced that hip hop is, in fact, no longer dead. "It died several times, but I do believe in the heartbeat of it right now," said Nas. "There are a lot of new artists, and artists that have been around, who are kicking a-s right now. I just wanted to give a boost to people and to myself, to push people to go harder. It's a different world now." Hip hop- not dead, just needed more a-s kicking. [WSJ]

Sharon Stone knows about winning, and also she knows no shame. "I'm like a Prohibition-era flapper. I'm like a juke-joint hussy," the actress said in a recent interview. "[Feeling ashamed] is not an organic state of being, so shamelessness is closer to godliness. You have to put shame down." Feel that. [More]