Sure, everyone wants to look like Courtney Love. But it’s not easy — smearing your lipstick just so and getting that rolled-out-of-bed hair is an art. Luckily, Court’s thrown some items up on eBay that’ll make emulating the rocker/tabloid fodder that much easier. Assures Court from the message board: "i will make sure i put some cheap[er stuff up so people caN AFFORD it cozs most of it is quite expensive stuff,,,,,,,,,,were starting with that stufff first, but i have tons of jeans and tshirts and dresses that arent couture that will go in teh second batch"[sic]. With her recent weight loss (the product of yoga and isopure shakes) Love can no longer fit into her size 8 Marc Jacobs pinstripe pants, or her size 32 Juicy Couture slacks, and she wants you to have them! Procceds will go to the Chrysalis Foundation, which provides help for the homeless.
And amazingly, she’s got good feedback.
Party Like It’s 2001
Foul-mouthed rabble rousers Queens of the Stone Age release a clip of their latest "Sick Sick Sick" and introduce us to their new spokesman Bulby. Lead Stroke Julian Casablancas guests — who knew three frames of animation could keep us entertained for so long?
Rehab Works Wonders on Van Halen
In addition to detox and counseling, looks like they offer frosting and tanning services at Eddie Van Halen’s rehab clinic. Or at least de-Golluming.
After lucidly railing against global warming, Thom Yorke drops typos like they’re hot and reveals he’s got a new Radiohead album, then rubs your face in it. "i have a cd of what we;’ve been up to…and you haven’t. yet. (sorry)" [mega-sic].
After promising initial forays into the world of music (her Pussycat Dolls performance, a non-speaking role in a Justin Timberlake video, recording the work of Tom Waits), Scarlett Johansson is now tackling Brit narco-rock greats The Jesus and Mary Chain. The band, who put out their first album mere months after the starlet was born, are reuniting to play a handful of shows at the end of the month. Their Pomona, California performance show will allegedly feature Johansson on backing vocals. Can’t bear to miss it? $100 gets you a chance to check out Scarlett’s pipes.
How much would you pay to hear Scarlett sing?
In her latest communication from Ironyville, Courtney Love has confessed that she has kicked her addiction to "perfection." In a typo-ridden, 1,000 word blog post on the discussion board of her site Moonwashedrose (short for the typically verbose Love) the singer — who obviously hasn’t kicked her addiction to attention or plastic surgery — discusses her recent weight loss and the criticism she’s received. She also shared with Spinner.com, in her rambling Courtney-speak, the significance of her upcoming album’s title, Nobody’s Daughter. "I’m not pouting. I’m not playing anything up. I don’t have parents that I acknowledge. I’m nobody’s daughter. I’m nobody’s wife. I’m nobody’s bitch. I’m nobody’s daughter. I’m nobody’s widow. I’m somebody’s mother. Other than that, I don’t identify with these other female roles I’m supposed to have."
Photography: Amy V. Cooper/Wind Up Records
Now and then our Tour Survival Guide will check in with rockers about life on the road. Here’s lead singer Amy Lee on keeping her sanity with video games and tour hygiene.
When Bathing’s Not An Option
Makeup remover wipes and Wet Wipes in general. We’re constantly trying to refresh and get more. The tour is gross and you can only bathe half the time, and when you can’t bathe, you can always use a wet wipe. I always have to wear a lot of makeup on stage, so my face takes a beating.
Look Who’s Talking Now
Kirstie Alley came to a show recently — it was really cool. She said hi and we all took pictures. She was getting an autograph for her son. We all thought that was really, really cool.
Akon put on quite a show at a recent concert in Trinidad. The guest-rapper du jour was allegedly running a dance contest wherein dancers would compete for a trip to Africa. Seven women competed, and immediately following, the winner was asked to compete against the "Africa" representative, who turned out to be Akon himself. The rapper then proceeded to graphically grind up against the girl for several seconds, flipping her around on the ground and onto the monitors.
Do you think Akon was inappropriate?
Timbaland and Jay-Z are back together again. Unfortunately, they’re laying on the cutting-room floor.
Evidently, the dream duo that put together insta-classics like "Big Pimpin’" and "Hola’ Hovito" united in the studio during the sessions for Timba’s new Shock Value and dropped "Laff At ‘Em," a hella hot remix of Timba’s current smash hit "Give It to Me" that didn’t make it on to the record. You can listen to it here. I did. Then I listened again. And again. And again …
Oh yeah, I almost forgot … Justin Timberlake kicks the chorus. Try not listening now.
In other news, Timba’s going to hit the studio for the new Mario … blah, blah, blah … Just go Laff at ‘Em, son.
Bow Wow may be flying up the charts, but his partner-in-beef Romeo is the teen MC who’s truly got game right now.
In a hip-hop first, Percy "Romeo" Miller (nee "Lil’ Romeo") will play college basketball for surging West Coast powerhouse USC next season. The move is unprecedented — while many pro hoopsters have tried to cut it in the rap game, Romeo is out to become the first chart-topping MC to go from mics to Nikes. In fact, the only bigtime rapper to get this far up the sports ladder was none other than Romeo’s father, Master P, who tried out for a handful of NBA teams after playing college ball at the University of Houston.
Congratulations to the Millers for making the sports world say, "Huhhh?"
Ball’s in your court, Bow Wow.
Video model Shenelle Scott talks about Jay-Z baby rumors (Baller Status)
Insider: Jay-Z and Beyonce to start own record label (MediaTakeOut)
‘Big S**t Poppin”
Listen to a cut off of T.I.‘s new album (XXL)
He Ain’t Sayin’ She’s a Gold Digger …
Kanye West‘s wedding plans ‘on hold indefinitely’ (MediaTakeOut)
Beat Your Own Rap
Russell Simmons: Don’t blame hip-hop for Don Imus (SOHH)
Guess Who’s Back?
In radio interview, Eminem says he told 50 to drop Cam beef, has tracks ready for 50’s new record (RapBasement)
In the movie "The Matrix," Neo saves the world from technology run amok.
In the R&B matrix, Ne-Yo is out to save Whitney Houston. From herself.
The superstar writa ternt sanga has been called in by none other than Clive Davis to rework Whitney’s upcoming comeback album, and according to Ne-Yo, he got there just in time.
"(All the songs) had the one same theme, which was ‘My name is Whitney Houston and this is my triumphant comeback,’" Ne-Yo told The Sun after hearing eight cuts off the record. "I’m sure we all get that (she’s suffered a lot) but I think she needs songs about regular everyday life. So that’s what I’m planning to add to the album — songs about everyday emotions."
Meanwhile, Ne-Yo’s own "everyday emotions" — not to mention those of his female co-stars — are on full display in the video for his sexed-up hit, "Because of You."