Posts By Lauren Harris


Jessica Alba Marries, Millions of Men Weep


Certified hottie Jessica Alba and Luckiest Man on Earth Cash Warren were married in a private, low-key ceremony on Monday morning, Alba’s publicist is confirming. According to People magazine, Alba and Warren went to the Beverly Hills courthouse where they applied for a marriage license, waited forty minutes for the paperwork to be processed, and were married with no other guests present. The bride wore blue. Alba is expected to give birth to the couple’s first child this summer.


Nas Drops Controversial N Word Title

nasAs we informed you a month ago, Queens-born rapper Nas opted to name his upcoming July 1st release N*gger, in a move that shocked the public and polarized the hip-hop community. Many, including his label head, Jay-Z and Al Sharpton, felt compelled to speak out on the title.

Now Nas himself is finally discussing his controversial choice, and possibly changing it. In an interview with MTV, Nas explained the title is still up in the air, given the amount of pressure he’s received from his record label. “Everybody is trying to stop the title….Record stores are gonna have a problem in this day and time selling a record with that title. Who knows what’s gonna turn out and be on that title? Who knows what that title will be?”

In yet another statement issued yesterday, however, Nas sounded even more pressured, and had a cryptic message to convey to his fans: “The people will always know what the real title of this album is and what to call it.”


Exclusive! Usher’s Here I Stand Preview


Last night, the VH1 blog got a sneak listen to the brand new Usher album, Here I Stand (which, starting Tuesday, you all will be able to listen to a full week before it’s release). With his first release in four years, following a baby, babymama and some serious drama, Usher bounces between the polls of undying fidelity and absolute tom-catting, but all of it is quality stuff. Though he’s been away for a minute, the singer let’s us know that he’s still very much a force in R&B. Here’s a track-by-track breakdown of our impressions.

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Mariah and Nick to Marry Again?!?!

mimiNick Cannon and Mariah Carey just got hitched, but they’re already planning their next wedding — to one another, natch. Mimi’s been making the rounds chatting about her recent nuptials (she just told Oprah about her “Mrs. Cannon” tat), and today, she’s telling Ellen about the couple’s future plans for…more weddings.

“His plan is to have one [wedding] every year,” Mariah says of her new hubby, which is a great plan if you’re married to the top-selling female recording artist who’s got so much money, she flew her dog first class.

In addition to all those weddings, the couple are also planning on having children. Yesterday, Nick’s half-brother Reuben (who will surely be barred from talking to the press from here on out) said that the couple “definitely wants kids,” but that “both of their careers are crazy right now.” Mariah’s busy being Mariah, and Nick’s busy following her around.


Lindsay’s Top 5 Career-Saving Products

Earlier today we told you about La Lohan‘s latest career move, but it turns out the rehabbed starlet is doing more to expand the Lohan brand: the constantly legging’d actress is designing her own line of leggings. “I’m doing my own leggings line! But it’s a secret. It will be a while before it comes out, but I’m going to do it. I love leggings,” Lohan reportedly said at a party at her home.

While we agree leggings are a good bet for Linz, why stop there? Here are a few more products Lindsay could shill that are close to her heart.


LiLo Tan-n-Go
— For the girl on the go, you have to show up everywhere looking orange, but who has the time between rehab and arrests? With this handy spray bottle, you’ve got time to tan before the cop reaches your car after pulling you over!

Camouflage Vodka
— Did your recent rehab sob story land you on the cover of every magazine from here to Italian Vogue, proclaiming sobriety? That career resurrection not going so well and you need a drink? Hit the clubs with this trusty water bottle, and no one will be the wiser. Looks like Poland, tastes like regret.

Scowl Training
— A foundering career, parents who should be committed, a drug problem and a little sister who looks like she’s heading down the same path you’re on: that’s a lot for a girl to handle. But how do you let the paparazzi know how you’re feeling? Simple: Scowl.

Coke Pants
– When you’re caught driving around high out of your mind, you need an additional set of pants to support your “Those aren’t my pants” excuse to the cops.

Lesbian Companionship — When you’re burning emotional bridges left and right, it’s best to have that one friend who’ll always stick by you. Rumors of a sexual relationship have buzzed around Lindsay and Samantha since they first started hanging out, but as yet, no confirmation of a relationship. Nothing says “edgy” like lesbian-DJ-hipster-BFF.


Mimi’s “Bye Bye” Introduces Hubby Nick

Wondering what Mariah and Nick‘s honeymoon is like? The second single, Mimi’s tearjerker “Bye Bye,” will give you a pretty good idea. Shot documentary-style, we get a peek at the intimate beginnings of Mariah and Nick’s relationship. But since the theme of the song is loss, we also flip through Mariah’s personal photo album. Check out all the folks Mariah’s loved and lost, as well as the one she’s loving right now.


Shots of Tequila (Tila, That Is)


Everyone’s favorite bisexual reality television star is on the cover of the June issue of Blender, and she’s spilling her guts. Tila opens up about why she picked Bobby, her rough childhood and (of course) her bisexuality. We’ve included a few choice quotes below, but you can check out the full article here.

* I think every girl is born bisexual. Before I was 10, I had had experiences with girls. But when you’re that young you don’t think, Oh, I’m having sex! I’m a lesbian! Still, I always knew. I didn’t have my first kiss with a guy until I was 15. I was with women long before that.

* On turning down Dani: That was a hard one. I think I was just scared. I’d been with lipstick lesbians but not so much with the more tomboy-type girls, so I picked something that was more predictable. Guys are a bit more predictable.

* On what went wrong with Bobby: Well, as time passes, he gets back into his world and I get back into mine. And we try to keep in touch, but it gets too hard for him to understand that I had a life outside of that show, I have work to do. And he’s still from … wherever he’s from.


Madonna Ties One On With Timberlake


If you spotted Madonna yesterday, you were probably surprised to find her looking a little less energetic than usual. In an uncharacteristic move for the work-out-aholic and mother of three, Madge went out after her triumphant Roseland show and “tied one on” with her evening co-star, Justin Timberlake. “We had to celebrate,” a groggy Madonna told Ryan Seacrest when she called into his morning show. “[We] decided we both work too hard and have to have fun.” Drinks with Justin Timberlake sounds like fun to us. The star reportedly sipped on a martini at her after party at New York’s The Box, then had a shot of tequila and a lemon drop.


John Mayer Gets Hobby: Hair Growing


With the spring here, people are coming out of their winter hibernations to greet the world with arms wide. Makeovers are a fairly standard endeavor, and John “He Gets the Joke, Really” Mayer is no different. This morning, Mayer took to his blog to alert his fans and detractors of the remarkable transformation he’ll undergo:

Today I set off on my newest project; to grow and maintain an authentic ’80s style feathered haircut. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for some time…

It’s nice Mayer’s getting to scratch this off his bucket list, while simultaneously stimulating Michael J. Fox’s Yahoo Hot List rating, but one can’t help but wonder what else Mayer could be doing with his time, or on a scale of one to ten, how pleased he is with himself.