The Top 6 were mentored by Bon Jovi last night. If Jordin Sparks’ mother is any indication of the band’s demographic, then parents across America were absolutely thrilled that all of the contestants sang songs from the Jersey boys’ catalog. "My mom is gonna flip out," Jordin told the rocker. He grinned. Boomer superstars will do that to fans.
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Does Katie Have An On-Set Boy Toy?
Holmes has allegedly been flirting with her "Mad Money" co-star Adam Rothenberg. Tom better enroll her in those "Mommy Lessons" fast! [MSNBC]
Momjaya: Stoned Again
A new photo reveals her preparing to take a enormous bong rip at a Hollywood party in March. Puff, Puff, Pass! [TMZ]
No Love For Sanjaya Back Home
His hometown won’t be giving the "American Idol" phenom his own day, a parade, or even a key to the city. Back to reality! [New York Post]
Our Tour Survival Guide checks in with rockers about life on the road. Here’s Meat Loaf on his beauty rest, soup preferences, and recording obessions. His upcoming tour dates are here.
Pissed Off and Pushing Petty. . .
In the ’70s, I had Tom Petty opening up for me for awhile. I had Dire Straits opening up for me. I had Eddie Money opening up for me. There’s more: I just can’t remember them all. I was warming up my voice one night and Tom Petty told me to shut up. I guess the walls in the dressing rooms were thin. I’m loud. He was like, “Shut up!” I think at the moment, it pissed me off. Back then — that would have been early ’77, we were in Cleveland, at the Agora — I’m surprised I didn’t bust through the wall of the dressing room into [his] room, throw [him] back into mine and say, “Come here, you’re listening anyway!” That was my intensity, then. I’m pretty intense now, but back then — whew!
Sleep is the most important thing on the tour – a key issue for me. [I have to get] eight hours, or we don’t move. The road managers get e-mails from me if I can’t sleep: “Bill, it is now 5:30 in the morning. I am not asleep. We will not leave at 1 p.m. I’m predicting that I’ll be asleep in half an hour, which means we’ll leave at . . . 6, 12, 2 . . . 2:30 p.m.” I’m a night owl on tour.
Previously we told you all about how this year’s VH1 Rock Honors Show — paying tribute to Heart, Genesis, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top — was going to be hosted by Bam Margera in Vegas, airing live on VH1 and VH1 Classic on May 24th.
Now we’re pleased to announce that rock mega-lords Queens of the Stone Age (guitarist Joshua Homme pictured, right) and metal mainstays Alice In Chains will be joining Nickelback, Gretchen Wilson and Keane in playing the life-altering songs of their musical forbearers — and Official Rock Gods.
Here’s how it breaks down: Alice In Chains and Gretchen Wilson (no relation), will honor Heart. Keane will get freaky with Genesis. Nickelback will interpret themselves some ZZ Top. And QOTSA? Josh Homme and crew will attempt to take on the blizzard of Ozz. (Not such a far stretch, considering that QOTSA’s first release featured Homme’s old band, Kyuss, covering “Into the Void.” But we digress.) In addition, expect special appearances from Cameron Diaz, Jada Pinkett Smith, Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Williams, Criss Angel and Taylor Hawkins. Who are you most excited to see?
Brit Gets Jitters, Cancels Comeback Gigs
The pop star pulled the plug on a series of "secret" gigs. The world will just have to wait to see her newly toned and tightened bod! [Entertainment Wise]
Kim Kardashian Drops Sex Tape Suit
Five million bucks helped to ease her pain. [New York Post]
Timberlake Rethinks His Career
The man who brought "SexyBack" wants to try new things. [USA Today]
Indio was the place to be during the last three days. Despite the radical desert temps, the Coachella fest plowed on. Friday night saw Bjork and Amy Winehouse strutting their idiosyncrasies. Saturday was all about the Chilis and friends throwing the funk around, and Sunday’s program brought the fist-in-face politics of the reunited Rage Against the Machine to the foreground. Yes, Scarlett Johansen chirped some back-up trills with the Reid brothers from Jesus and Mary Chain. Where you there? Got any comments? Check the performance pics.
Photos: Coachella Performances 2007
Yes, yes, of course he’s a wildman. You don’t become Ozzy Osbourne without a lifetime of crazy-assed maneuvers. But during the course of our Rock Honors interviews with Ozzy and his wife Sharon, we discovered that the Prince of Darkness is also a practical joker with a yen for gross-outs. Hope the shoe in question wasn’t a size 14.
It had to happen sooner or later. Ms Spears is allegedly penning her life story, spilling the beans on everything from living in Lousisiana to dancing with snake on stage to being married for a weekend to driving pantyless. Only one question: what would be the perfect name of this much-anticipated tome? Tuesdays With K-Fed? Nah, that’s no good. We thought you’d like to leave some possibilities in the comments section.
Box Set: Britney Spears
Idol Finalist Busted For Drugs, Assault
2005 contestant Jessica Sierra bashed a glass over a dude’s head and then cops found cocaine in her purse. [CBS]
Cops Let Speeding Britney Drive On
Spears was let off with a warning Friday after being pulled over by Beverly Hills police. Is she back on the Coca Cola? [People]
Boy George Busted: Handcuffs & Photographs
The singer allegedly handcuffed a man to a hook on his wall after inviting him to his house to pose for photos. Maybe he was filming The Silence of the Gay Lambs. [NME]
The American Idol kids have been coached by country queens, Latin divas, and hollaback superstars. But tomorrow night’s program is going to find out what kind of prayer they’re living on. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora are the mentors this week, so expect some rock anthems to come spilling out of the tube. Which contestant is best suited for the snarl and swagger it takes to make a dent? Chris? Phil? Got any ideas about which classic tunes they should ressurect under the trained eye of the Jersey boys? Will they give classic rock a bad name?