Guess Kelly Clarkson’s iPod has more on it than just Avril Lavigne and Martina McBride. "Never Again," a fierce new eff-off track from her forthcoming disc, contains the faintest wisps of — yikes! — Siouxsie and the Banshees. With chiming 80s guitar, pummelling tom-tom thuds, and goth opera vocals that rub her ex’s face in the mude ("I hope the ring you gave her turns her finger green/I hope when you’re in bed with her you think of me"), Clarkson brings her vicious side to the table. Does this mean that Ashlee Simpson‘s next joint will tilt toward PJ Harvey?
Box Set: Kelly Clarkson
Lindsay & K-Fed Have Revenge Sex?
New reports say Federline spent the night with Lohan at a Beverly Hills hotel last week. Supposedly the actress/lush "made the first move," but we wonder if K-Fed isn’t just getting revenge on Brit. [National Ledger]
Rutgers Accepts Don Imus Apology
"We are in the process of forgiving," says the team. But are Imus’ fans in the process of "forgiving" them? WTF! [Kansascity.com]
Girls Gone Wild Boss: Bribes Guard, Hides Pills
The multi-millionaire has been slapped with new charges for committing felonies in jail. How did someone so stupid make so much money? [Yahoo!]
MSNBC Kicks Imus Off Radio
The channel “deeply regret[s] the pain this incident has caused.” Does it regret all the other Imus incidents, too? [TMZ]
Willa Ford to Play Anna Nicole on the Big Screen
Who better to play Anna Nicole than an ex-Playboy model? Shooting begins next week. [MSN]
Snoop’s Guns & Weed: No Contest
He takes probation and community service to avoid a possible prison sentence. Isn’t this admitting guilt? [Yahoo!]
<p><a href=”>Jacko’s Selling Neverland Cheap
He asked for $50 mil, but might only get around $20 from debt guru Bill Huff. [New York Post]
Justin Dials Brit’s Digits
“I was worried about her,” says JT. Guess he wasn’t “worried” enough to pay her a visit. [TMZ]
Now is the time of the American Idol season when the results shows seem to drag on fooorrrrrreeevvvveerrrr. With only eight contestants left last night, there are only seven "fill in name here" speeches for Ryan Seacrest to make. It shouldn’t have taken an hour to find out what most of us knew anyway—that Haley Scarnato would be walking those nice legs off the stage, never to return. Her limp version of "Turn The Beat Around" was her death knell.
Is there any difference between an aggressive hip-hop MC and a blabbermouth radio host dissing women in public? Is race at the center of that difference? Don Imus’s foul slur against the athletes of the Rutgers hoop squad shouldn’t be compared to the rather common usage of the terms “bitches” and “ho’s” in modern hip-hop says Snoop Dogg. The MC fired off a couple rounds at the shock jock while chatting with MTV news.
“[Rappers] are not talking about no collegiate basketball girls who have made it to the next level in education and sports. We’re talking about ho’s that’s in the ‘hood that ain’t doing sh–, that’s trying to get a n—a for his money. These are two separate things. First of all, we ain’t no old-ass white men that sit up on MSNBC [the cable network home to Imus] going hard on black girls. We are rappers that have these songs coming from our minds and our souls that are relevant to what we feel. I will not let them mutha—–as say we in the same league as him.”
The viciousness is out there. And pundits have started to voice their opinions. It’s time for you to weigh in. Is Snoop making sense? Does one side have a right to barrage black women with such names in the name of art?
Box Set: Snoop Dogg
Despite the fact that last night’s American Idol had a Latin music theme meant to evoke the spicy side of the contestants and that celebrity mentor Jennifer Lopez was looking smoking hot, the show itself lacked fire. In fact, it wasn’t caliente at all.
As always, the highlight of the show was Sanjaya, who sported a mustache and goatee (the beginnings of a facial ponyhawk?) for the evening. It’s great how all the celeb mentors are completely aware that this kid is about as talented as Seacrest is tall, and how they all sort of guiltily giggle when discussing their mentoring session with him. J. Lo was no exception. She said that Simon and the crowd would be pleasantly surprised at how well he would perform his song, and she was right! It was the first time Sanj didn’t suck. Guess the flamboyance of Latin music suits him. And now he’s covered "Besame Mucho," a tune that evidently both Sammy Davis, Jr and Placebo have done.
Anna Nicole: Birkhead is Baby’s Daddy
DNA tests prove it. The late Playboy Playmate’s former boyfriend is the father of Dannielynn. Cha-ching! [Yahoo!]
Fire Destroys Johnny Cash Home
His long time lakeside home, where he wrote much of his famous music, is gone. The cause is unknown. [CNN]
‘Girls Gone Wild’ Boss Has Gone to Jail
Joe Francis has been taken into custody by federal marshals to face a contempt of court citation after initially defying a federal judge. [Yahoo!]
Bonaduce Breaks Up His Marriage
The VH1 reality TV show star has announced that he and his wife, Gretchen, are beginning divorce proceedings. [Calendarlive.com]
Naomi Campbell Bails on Reality Show
MTV was set to start shooting a new show called "Minion" with the model Friday, but it had to cancel the show when Naomi stopped returning phone calls. [New York Post]
From Kanye to Kelly, from the Chilis to the Foos – the big-ass summer rock event is shaping up to be the Live Earth bash, an Al Gore-organized, hands-across-the-water dealio that hops from Jersey to Wembley. It’s an inclusive list of performers. Classique rockers like the Police, country stars like Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, MCs like Kanye and Luda, and newcomers like Corrine and Keane are all on board. All the $$$ goes to keeping the planet at a tolorable temperature. Where will you be on July 7?
Which of the participants is going to steal the show?
Anna Nicole: Birkhead Is Babydaddy
The DNA test results are in. Birkhead is the baby’s daddy. [CNN]
It’s Time For Imus To Squirm
The basketball team wants to express "great hurt" resulting from his "Nappy-Headed Hos" comment. Get ready to watch him sweat. [CNN]
Scarlett: Goodbye Justin, Hello Ryan?
The Hollywood bombshell was very cozy with very lucky Ryan Reynolds at a NYC lounge over the weekend. What ever happened to old Sexyback? [NY Daily News]
Jenna Jameson: A Burlesque B-Day
TMZ offers video coverage of the porn star’s b-day bash. How much has she shrunk? [TMZ]
‘Laguna Beach’ Actor Arrested — Again
Jason Wahler allegedly spewed racial and gay slurs at officers after punching a hotel security guard and passing out drunk in a hallway. He won’t play anything but a loser in the future. [Yahoo!]
Jenna Jameson Loses Weight — and Fans
How are fans reacting to the porn queen being 40 pounds lighter? At the Exxxotica convention, they lined up instead to see Tera Patrick. [New York Post]
Avril Lavigne Purchases $9.5 Million Home
The Bel-Air mansion has eight bedrooms, 10-1/2 bathrooms, an elevator, and a 10-car garage. RSVP us for the house-warming bash, please. [Yahoo!]
How’d Brit , K-Fed Spend the Holiday?
He had a "guys’ weekend" in Vegas while she cheered on the Lakers. Finally, some peace! [People]
‘Sopranos’ Returns With a Bang
Tony’s jailed in one of the most anticipated premieres this year. Get the full scoop. [MSNBC]
Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz Cozy Up
The love birds were spotted making out and holding hands in L.A. over the weekend. Rock on Pete. [Teen People]