We already know that Keisha‘s new boyfriend, Malcolm, has a big house, but what of the rest of him? Val seems concerned that Keisha hasn’t been around much, but when your fella’s packin’, sometimes calling people back is the last thing on your mind.
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The Hard Rock brand, which encompasses restaurants, hotels and casinos, turned 40 years young over the weekend. In honor of the momentous anniversary, tens of thousands of fans turned out for the three-day Hard Rock Calling festival, held in London’s famed Hyde Park. In addition to headliners Rod Stewart, Bon Jovi and The Killers (the latter of which was witnessed by none other than Prince Harry), VH1 faves Train and You Oughta Know artist Lissie also appeared on the bill. Our VH1 news team was on hand and got some backstage time with some of the artists on the bill; take a gander above to get Train, Lissie and Pete Wentz’s thoughts on the occasion.
Today is Kanye West‘s 34th birthday, and while we would be happy to praise our favorite controversial artist to high heaven, we’re sure no amount of laudation would be enough for the notoriously immodest West. So we decided to take a different approach: pinpointing the 34 moments that shaped Kanye. Some shaped his life; some shaped his persona; some shaped the way he’s seen. All of them either have found or will find their way into his highly personal music. Happy birthday, Yeezy!
DATE: June 8, 1977
EVENT: Kanye West is born
It wouldn’t be Kanye’s birthday if he hadn’t been born thirty-four years ago today, in Atlanta, where his parents settled after they both finished graduate school.
DATE: August 28, 1980
EVENT: Kanye’s parents, Ray And Donda, divorce
In her memoir Raising Kanye, Donda West recalls that, to her mind, her husband Ray was putting his new photography studio ahead of his own family, so she filed for divorce and full custody of young Kanye. Two weeks after the divorce was final, Kanye and his mother left Atlanta for Chicago. Imagine the life he might have led had he grown up in Atlanta!
We invited VH1 Top 20 host Jim Shearer to share his observations from VH1′s Best Cruise Ever, which featured more than a dozen bands and sailed from Tampa to Cozumel.
I’m on land again, which means VH1′s second annual Best Cruise Ever is now over. The Script was wonderful (my favorite live show during our four days at sea), I met a bunch of cool people who keep me employed by waking up early every Saturday morning to watch the Top 20 Countdown, I got to eat warm chocolate cake every night for dessert (mmm), and my band even got to play a couple of sets on the boat. I forgot to bring my diary on the cruise, so a pocket cam had to do. Here’s my recap. Enjoy! — Jim Shearer
Lest you think that we had forgotten about our valiant green screen warriors, John Polly and Jon Mallow (of Logo’s NewNowNext blog, natch), we’ve got a special surprise for you today. We’ve got not one but TWO episodes of Drag Ya Later!
Sadly, we neglected to post last week’s recap in a timely fashion, but since we’re completists, we’ve got that for you below. Above, we’ve got John and Jon’s most recent video recap from episode 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race 3, which aired earlier this week on both LOGO and VH1. Looking for a good reason to watch? We’ve got two words for you: LaToya! Jackson! ‘Nuff said.
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It’s been said that VH1 Unplugged is a contradiction in music, going from big audiences to a small and plugged to unplugged. So it makes sense that Starburst, whose tagline is “it’s a juicy contradiction,” was excited to present “The Contradictions Track,” where artists perform a different kind of song for the audience, one that’s not their own. Before Adele taped VH1 Unplugged, we asked what cover you’d most like to hear her tackle. Among the responses were Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, Patsy Cline and Ozzy Osbourne. But Adele sang Aretha Franklin, probably a more daunting act to cover than any of the suggestions. Even though Adele has a world-class voice and specializes in a vintage soul/R&B sound, we wondered how you’d react to a 22-year-old Brit covering one of America’s all-time greatest singers. After the jump, some of the responses from our live viewing party.
In a sneak to Charlie Sheen: Winning … Or Losing It?, we mentioned that Dr. Drew has made repeated comments about Charlie Sheen‘s psychiatric state. But in this one-hour VH1 News special, Dr. Drew teams up with a roster of mental health professionals to provide the most comprehensive diagnosis to date. Dr. Drew first explains why his experience allows him to diagnose someone he’s never met, then shares the details of his opinion:
“It is clear that Charlie Sheen is showing signs of Hypomania, an elevated mood that can occur with or without depressive episodes. Hypomania is the hallmark symptom of another larger psychiatric condition, bipolar disorder. Inflated with their own grandiosity patients may boast of their own achievements and special abilities.”
While Dr. Drew said Charlie’s condition is as serious as any patient he’s ever treated, he doesn’t think it’s too late. The video below explains what must happen for Charlie to get better. (Hint: It starts with an intervention).
Do you ever think “Kylie Minogue, how is it that I just Cant Get You Out Of My Head?” Logo TV’s Krazy 4 Kylie Sweepstakes can help with that. One grand prize winner who Should Be So Lucky will receive a trip to New York City this spring, including two nights in a deluxe hotel, tickets to see Kylie’s show at the Hammerstein Ballroom, and VIP passes to meet the woman herself. Three second-prize winners will also receive goodie bags full of Kylie merch. The contest runs now through March 25. Enter now or else Time Will Pass You By!
Get ready for a new type of Inception—Lil Wayne‘s just dropped the video for “6′ 7′” and it’s a flashy tribute to the Christopher Nolan blockbuster. Granted, there doesn’t seem to be much going on in Wayne’s mind except a steady stream of gorgeous women in tight, shiny dresses, but remember: the dreamer should find his environment familiar or he’ll get suspicious.
Wayne spills his trademark wordplay (“black and white diamonds, f— the segregation”) all over Bangladesh‘s insistent beat in the Hype Williams-directed clip, which features some striking images of Wayne boxing, chasing after his brain and smiling as his head falls off his body. And while it’s clearly Wayne’s (dream)world, he’s happy to hand the last minute or so over to Young Money’s Cory Gunz, son of Peter “Uptown Baby” Gunz fame. Once Cory hits light speed, all Wayne can do is just watch and nod with approval. If this first single is a sign of what’s to be found on The Carter IV, this is one action franchise that won’t disappoint. Just one question: where can we buy a box of Huh-Nee Knut?