Kanye West relaunched his blog recently, and posted some ruminations on death, and what it means to be creative. "I never feel like I'm not the underdog. I never felt completely comfortable. I'm tormented by the need to create. With the loss of [Alexander] McQueen I feel like we lost one of the faces of modern creativity's Mount Rushmore...I know how it feels when the night demons come. We can't let them control our hands and feet....I was blessed with the opportunity to bring my and others dreams to life. It's like performing magic or something. It's surreal. We bring the unrealistic to reality...When I wake up in the morning and brush my teeth and look in the mirror it's like I see Michael [Jackson] and my mom and Malcolm [X]...Who's that African in the background Mom? Oh, he created the original layouts for the pyramids, but he was written out of the history books and his MTV award was given to 'Aliens.'" [KanyeUniverseCity]

Actress/Comedian Mo'Nique was recently interviewed by Barbara Walters, and let it be known that her man is free to play the field. "Could [husband] Sid have sex outside of his marriage with me? Yes. That's not a deal-breaker. That's not something that would make us say, 'Pack your things and let's end the marriage,'" she said. "What if it's 20 times? So what? We've been best friends for over 25 years, and we truly know who we are. Oftentimes, people get into marriages and they don't know who they're laying next to." Well done, Sid. [Tagally]

Pamela Anderson is joining the cast of 'Dancing With the Stars,' and her special fashion friend Richie Rich spoke about her choice of outfits on the show. "I definitely think it's the Ice Capades meets Christmas. Gotta be over-the-top shiny, sparkly, colorful and fun ... and wearable," said Rich. "Pamela doesn't like wearing clothes, so it'll definitely be skin, skin, skin." Shocking. [MTV]