In unbelievable news for anyone who’s ever asked for early-warning fraud protection on their credit cards, identity thieves managed to steal Kurt Cobain‘s social security number and have purchased a $3.2 million New Jersey mansion in his name. The trouble is that Cobain has been dead since 1994, and even when he was alive, he wasn’t the biggest fan of buying stuff. According to Courtney Love, the criminals have also registered 188 credit cards in her name, and have made off with around $69 million from the couple and their daughter’s trust fund. Love writes on her MySpace page: “I find this whole thing so offensive because until Kurts social security number was checked noone took it seriously, but hey here is the Experian with 188 visas on it, thats not Bi Polar, that is reality .” We’re on Love’s side here, and are a little shocked that the use of Cobain’s name didn’t raise any red flags over at the credit reporting agencies. Maybe they were sleeping on the job? Maybe they were just asleep? That would help explain how Janis Joplin recently purchased a chain of fried chicken restaurants, and that Jimi Hendrix-owned cruise-line we keep hearing about.
In case last week’s announcement of New York Goes to Hollywood confused you (it stated that, “New York has to put her last conquest, Tailor Made, on the backburner as she tries to take on Tinsel Town”), New York’s man has told People.com that he and the reality diva are still going strong:
Tiffany and I are very happy together. We will make this work…I have so much respect for Tiffany and support her career. She is very talented and has a great future as an actress.
He adds, “I’ll visit her as much as I can.” At least we’ll get to watch, and see if their romance can continue to play out via cameos. [TV Watch/People]
It’s not like the whole world didn’t see this one coming even way before their opulent wedding, but it’s still fun to wallow in their failed marriage now that it might actually be falling apart! Former View co-host Star Jones and her hubby of three years, Al Reynolds, are on the verge of calling it quits, after Al apparently wasn’t pulling his weight in their relationship. Star is ready to drop the D bomb, a source says, because, “…Star felt Al had spent their marriage riding her success while she did all the heavy lifting. She resented it. Deep down, Star is a very old-fashioned woman who believes a man should support her emotionally, physically and financially. She now believes Al failed her.”
Al has already allegedly moved out of the couple’s NYC apartment and is chillin’ in Miami, where he has supposedly already been spending plenty of time. Star, on the other hand, has had a lot of free time on her hands since her last televised venture on truTV was canceled earlier this winter. Seems like the perfect time for the diva to find herself a new man! Afterall, a girl can never have too many ridiculous weddings under her belt. [MSNBC]
Let’s assume that Mariah Carey doesn’t answer the doorbell wearing nothing but thigh-highs, panties, and push-up bra. Let’s also assume that the mansion in the singer’s new “Touch My Body” video isn’t her own. Some things are simply concocted for entertainment purposes, right? So where does Mariah really live? What does Mimi’s crib actually look like? Architectural Digest got to the bottom of that question. Its latest issue features a photo spread of Carey’s NYC triplex. Here are some shots of the place. Let’s assume that Glitter is rarely shown in the screening room, and don’t cry when you realize there are no pics of the white piano once owned by Marilyn Monroe.
Matt Damon Gonna be a Daddy, Again
The most normal guy in Hollywood is expecting baby number 2. Lucky kid! [Dlisted]
Heidi Montag’s Mediocre Fashion Line Ready to Go
The Hills vixen is attempting to throw a launch party for her new line, but no one wants to host the bash. Shouldn’t Spencer volunteer? [Page Six]
Pink Forgets her Hubby Troubles in Mexico
The singer is doing all the right things to let go of her ex. Now all she needs is a bottle of white wine, a fire for photo-burning and a really good girl mix. [Page Six]
Heath’s Will Reveals No Money for Matilda
The actor’s papers were drawn up before he even dated Michelle, but his family has assured the world that his little girl will be well cared for. Phew. [People]
K-Fed Bonds with Brit’s Dad
Jamie Spears and his ex son-in-law bonded recently over a little man talk and golf. Brit’s family sure loves K-Fed, but will Brit warm back up to him? [Page Six]
It’s our last dose of Brady-ism for a while! So just what will the cute couple leave us with to remember them by?
Deep thoughts by Chris Knight. Hey, at least he’s trying to make it sexy by doing it in a jacuzzi in Hawaii, right?
Yeah boyeee! Flavor of Love 3 is on fire! Last week the ladies were challenged to a roast and the insults got dirty! Read up on all the action here and tell us which ladies are safe and who you think Flav will dismiss next.
Grayvee got the boot last episode. Did you forecast her fall?
Fallen, but not forgotten
Watch Flavor of Love 3 Monday, 9PM EST.
Our You Oughta Know artist turned global superstar John Legend stopped by chez Colbert recently, singing a little valentine to the Lady of New York Harbor. There was love in the air, but some tension, too. Toward the end, the host said he just might kick the natty soul celeb’s “prom king ass.” Why must a woman come between friends? Y’all know we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Thriller, yes?
VH1’s spoof show features Lance Krall as a dimwitted radio host who has some infuriating opinions and isn’t shy about expressing them. He also has a weekly blog here where he discusses his innermost thoughts. In this episode, Lance hunts ghosts in his closet. He’s obsessed with the paranormal, see. But it seems like the paranormal doesn’t want to have anything to do with him.
There’s no reason not to feel in the know about Snoop Dogg‘s new Ego Trippin’, dropping Tuesday. Yesterday we showed where an advance track could be heard. Today’s the full track listing (catch it after the jump). There’s also a sizable profile of the Doggfather and his disc, and a Rolling Stone review. Here’s part of what he’s telling Billboard.
“I’m the nicest rapper in the world,” he quietly declares. “But at the same time I’ve got that bad boy persona and I didn’t really want to approach it like that this time. I wanted to make a record that felt good the whole way through as opposed to trying to make a record that was so gangsta, so hard or so ‘hood-appealing. I looked at people before me to see how they went through different decades with their music. Curtis and Marvin lasted, making their same kind of music even after disco came in and then played out. With my career lasting this long, I had to start looking at the changes in music and the changes in me, seeing what’s needed to stay here.”
Head to Rhapsody on Tuesday to hear Ego Trippin’ for free.