The place to be after the taping of this year’s Hip Hop Honors show was the VH1 Save The Music after-party at Opera. A-list guests like honoree Too $hort munched on mini-burgers and pasta while the DJ spun, of course, hip-hop. Past honoree MC Lyte gave a surprise performance while the packed house of HHH honorees and attendees like Kid Rock and Michael Rapaport cheered her on. Upstairs in the exclusive VIP area, A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip spun tunes from the DJ booth inside a private roped-off area while photographers snapped away and Kid Rock kicked back after his HHH performance.
Later in the evening, the party continued at downtown hotspot 1 OAK, where HHH performer Eve held court at a private table near the DJ booth. Eve chatted up professional boxer Zab Judah, who arrived with an entourage of five. The singer, who gave a memorable performance at the HHH taping singing about Slick Rick’s slice of pizza in his hit “Mona Lisa,” hung out sipping cocktails until about 3 a.m. Don’t miss Hip Hop Honors when it airs Monday night at 10 p.m. As Eve told the VH1 Blog, “The show was outta control.” [Getty Images]
On the wake of Christian Bale’s arrest for assault this week, Comedy Central quickly whipped up a game that keeps Batman on his toes. Help Christian escape those pesky cops who are out to put him away for the assault allegation filed by his mother and sister. Hop over fire hydrants and dumpsters – but don’t end up like Christian, who spent four hours in a London jail and was released pending further inquiry.
The spunkiest of the Golden Girls, Estelle Getty, passed away yesterday at the age of 84, after having suffered from advanced dementia. Estelle lived a jam-packed life. She was born in New York City in 1923, married New York businessman Arthur Gettleman and had two sons, Carl and Barry, and hit the big time when she landed the part of Sophia in 1985. After a few gigs on Broadway, Estelle landed the role of the sarcastic octogenarian who moved into the Miami home she shared with roommates Blanche, Dorothy, and Rose.
All the Golden Girls chimed in to react to Estelle’s passing. Bea Arthur told Us magazine, “Our mother-daughter relationship was one of the greatest comic duos ever, and I will miss her.” Golden GirlBetty White said, “The only comfort at this moment is that although Estelle has moved on, Sophia will always be with us.” Rue McLanahan’s Blanche often sparred with Estelle’s outspoken Sophia. Although Sophia threw zingers such as responding to Blanche saying, “My life is an open book,” with, “Your life is an open blouse!” still Rue had only wonderful things to say about her co-star. She told The Associated Press, “Don’t feel sad about her passing. She will always be with us in her crowning achievement, Sophia.”
Maybe somewhere the three of them are sitting around wiping back tears, telling funny Estelle stories, and saying, “Thank You For Being A Friend.” Take a minute to enjoy the Golden Girls theme song and opening credits below. Sophia lives on…
Pharrell Williams is going to be a father. The Neptunes producer has a baby on the way with a “model type” woman who he met in Miami earlier this year. The New York Post reports that the unidentified woman “is very pregnant and travels with him. She hangs out with the backstage crew when he performs.” Supposedly the singer is very hush-hush about the pregnancy. But it’s too late for secrets now, the N.E.R.D. singer’s unborn fetus is already fodder for the New York Post’s ‘Page Six’ and the B.A.B.Y. hasn’t even finished incubating yet.
Miley Cyrus opened up her heart about opening up her shirt for her controversial Vanity Faircover shoot. The pop star told “Good Morning America,” “I think I was just in a stage where I was just trying to get things done, and maybe look for an older audience. I was working with a big magazine just trying to go with what they were saying.”
Miley described the ensuing scandal as a “hard time,” and said she now “knows what it’s like to have people talk about you like you’re kind of iron.”
Miley is only 15, but she already has some new up-and-coming pop-tart Miley protégés. Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez have sometimes been called “the next Miley Cyruses,” but Miley said, “People are looking up to what I do. But, I don’t think there could be a next Miley. I think they should be the next Selena, Demi. Make their own way.” …and be careful with camera phones!
Rap star Rick Ross likes to tool around town with a “Dirty White Thing” called Lindsay Lohan.
Rick tells Rap-Up , “I got my [white] Beemer, and that’s Lindsay Lohan. That’s what I use to do my dirty business. That’s my dirty white thing, you know?”
Rick has a fleet of cars named after celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Rihanna.
What’s the luxurious flashy vehicle with curtained windows used on the cover of his album “Trilla?” Perhaps Rick dubbed this one the Donald Trump. The convertible Bentley that always has the top off this summer? Probably Rick’s Sienna Miller. And that Caddy with ample trunk space? That’s Rick’s Kim Kardashian.
Lucky for Janet Jackson, a federal appeals court threw out her $550,000 indecency fine against CBS for her Super Bowl 2004 “wardrobe malfunction” on Monday.
The Daily News reports that the three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission “acted arbitrarily and capriciously” in issuing the fine for the fleeting image of nudity.
Ninety million people were watching the Super Bowl halftime show when Justin Timberlake reached for Janet’s chest and her bejeweled nipple was exposed. Janet issued an apology and JT stated that Nipplegate was simplythe result of a“wardrobe malfunction.”
The court found that the FCC fine for the “broadcast of a nine-sixteenths of one second glimpse of a bare female breast” deviated from its nearly 30-year practice of fining broadcast indecency only when it was extremely “pervasive.”
$550,000 for nine-sixteenths of one second! Sienna Miller better watch out; girl is gonna be broke if she keeps parading her boobs around.
“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Khloe Kardashian served 173 minutes of her 30 day jail sentence, and Kim’s little sis reported that her time in solitary confinement definitely wasn’t boring.
“There was a bomb threat,” Khloe told Ryan Seacrest on Monday. “They put me in solitary confinement and the warden came down to talk to me and said, ‘You’re the one causing all the problems here. … There are all these bomb threats, and we think they’re because of you.’”
Khloe checked in Friday to the Century Regional Detention Facility at Los Angeles County’s women’s jail in Lynwood, California, which boasts Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie as former celebrity inmates. She was sentenced to serve time for failing to meet the terms of her probation for her DUI arrest and was releasedearly due to overcrowding and because she posed a threat to other inmates, she said.
Before the youngest of the Kardashian sisters checked into jail, Kim talked to Jimmy Kimmel about how her family was dealing with Khloe’s impending incarceration.
Rock progeny Frances Bean Cobain is spending the summer as an intern at Rolling Stone, The New York Post reports.As far as her duties, an insider told the newspaper, “She doesn’t get coffee for anyone…”A rep from the magazine said, “She’s a great girl, and we’re thrilled to have her.”This little rock spawn seems to have turned outOK so far, considering she lost her dad Kurt Cobain when she was just a toddler and has a mother who goes by the alter ego “Cherry Kookoo.”Writing is in her blood though; today mother Courtney Love posted this bizarre ramblingrant on her MySpace blog.
Is recently announced VH1 Rock of Love: Charm School tutor Sharon Osbourne already practicing transforming ladies into prim and proper rock goddesses by giving her very own daughter Kelly a makeover? The formerly frumpy rock spawn (“before” image) debuted a new sleek and slender look (“after” image) while walking through NYC. Will Sharon be able to work her magic on the bad girls from the first two seasons of Rock of Love? [Image: Splash News]