Has Usher finally realized that firing his Mom-ager Jonetta Patton was a bad idea? The singer dumped his mama last year around Mother’s Day for super-manager Benny Medina (he’s handled Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez, to name a couple), but has apparently been freaking out that his latest album is selling way below 2004′s “Confessions.” Medina supposedly tried to stroke his ego and assure him that “Here I Stand” is doing just fine considering the current economic climate, but when Lil Wayne sold over a million copies of his new album in one week, Usher flipped his sh*t. “Usher was livid!,” said a spy. “He threatened to fire everyone.”
The BET Awards, which the singer headlined, also performed poorly in the ratings, and the show’s stinky performance only added to Usher’s anxiety. Now friends are telling the star that maybe he should re-hire his mom, whose beef with Usher’s wife apparently contributed to her getting axed. Now that the ladies are getting along, while her contract get picked back up? [NYDN]
Cynthia Rodriguez has filed for divorce from her superstar husband of six years, Alex Rodriguez. Let the crazy divorce hearings begin! Apparently the Madonna drama was the final straw for Mrs. Rod, and the couple’s trainer has accused A-Rod of getting “pulled in by the dark side,” and accuses the Kaballah-loving singer of having A-Rod “totally brainwashed.”
Cynthia’s divorce petition accused her hubby of being a serious cheater, and alleges “emotional abandonment.” Her lawyer added that A-Rod’s “relationship with Madonna was the latest situation in a series of events” that finally pushed his client to file for divorce. Madge and Lenny Kravitz have both issued statements denying any involvement in this divorce disaster (Madonna also insists that she is not divorcing husband Guy Ritchie). [NYP/Us]
Mac’s Back Posted 10 PM EST
And his poor attitude toward the competition and his competitors has sent Mac packing. Are you disappointed to see the little man go so soon? Was choosing Brandi C., who can’t seem to do anything right, over Mac a wise decision?
In honor of the debut of VH1′s new show I Love Money (premiering Sunday, July 6 at 9PM!), we’ve headed down memory lane to visit with our five favorite sexy ladies from Flav’s world – Deelishis, Myammee, Luscious D, Buckeey, and Black. It’s a long weekend – so sit back, relax and remember some of your favorite Flav ladies.
Madame Tussauds wax museum unveiled a brand new Tyra Banks statue, and the fake thing is – dare we say it – fiercer than the real deal! Can you tell which is which?
Just about everything that has to do with Pharrell is hot – except the latest news that he plans on eliminating the tattoos on his body – not by that scary laser stuff, but by using his own skin to cover it up. Sounds confusing? Let the uber rapper/producer explain:
“It’s basically like getting a skin graft, but you’re not taking skin from your ass or your legs. These guys actually grow the skin for you. First you have to give them a sample of your skin, which they then replicate. Once that’s been done, they sew it on – and it’s seamless.”
In other words, SEXY.
Hey, Facebook fiends and MySpace mavens! We know you’re always trying to have some cyber fun, so to help you play with pals, we’re announcing the arrival of the SuperPoke!Fest. To celebrate our newest show, I Love Money, featuring some your favorite cast members from Rock of Love, Flavor of Love, and I Love New York, we’ve concocted 30 VH1 specific SuperPokes! to get someone’s attention. Yes, you will soon be telling pals that you want to “get romantical” with them, or “give them a thorny rose.”
As you poke someone you also have a chance to have your personalized message shown on VH1 during the four-day marathon of Rock of Love, Flavor of Love, and I Love New York. (Thursday, July 3 – Sunday, July 6).
Head over to our I Love Money page for more info on the show, it’s crazy cast, and the links to SuperPoke! your pals. Don’t forget to watch the show’s premiere this Sunday night.
What’s that horrible smell you ask? Why it’s none other than Kim Kardashian, getting busy mixing perfume oils together to create her very own scent. She’s already working on the perfume and the bottle design, and the whole package should be available next May – just in times for Mother’s Day! Yup, every mom we know would LOVE to be covered in Kim stank. Kardashian, who is quickly becoming our fave celebrity blogger, wrote on her website:
It all started when my mom introduced me to famous perfumer Caroline Sabas from Gras, France. She and I have been working together to create a scent that is uniquely me that I can share with everyone!
We’d love to know what kind of scent is uniquely Kim. It probably smells like sex tape and mascara. Mixed with rose petals, of course. [OfficialKimKardashian]
In what could possible be the greatest love triangle quadrangle of the year – Yankees star (and Madonna BFF) Alex Rodriquez has been dumped by his wife – for LENNY KRAVITZ. Cynthia Rodriguez has left the couple’s kids in Miami and jetted to Paris, where she is reportedly holed up with the rebel rocker. The strangest part of the story (if there is such a thing with this mess) is that Lenny and Madonna – who’s been linked to A-Rod this week – used to knock boots! The Yankee shortstop – who was linked to a sexy blond stripper last year – scored a home run in last night’s game against the Texas Rangers – do you think his wife did as well?
Lindsay Lohan gets a bad rap for being a bit, er, troubled, but we really can’t blame her. The starlet has a notoriously screwed up family, and her dad epitomizes the drama – he’s a recovering addict, has spent time in jail, and loves loves LOVES the press. He also claims to love his daughter, but we don’t buy it. Apparently neither does Lindsay, who has been ignoring her dad’s phone calls. How do we know? A voicemail Michael apparently left for Lindsay has leaked, and let’s just say it sounds a little desperate. He begs her to call him back, and promises never to mention her to the press again. Rightttt. We’re sure daddy’s little LiLo, who turned 22 yesterday, is just loving the latest birthday gift from her old man – a secret sister.
Our fave part of Michael’s rambling message is below – listen to the whole thing here.
Look, I love you honey. Please, please don’t do this anymore. Pick up the phone and talk to me. Everything from now on is between you and me. And I promise you, I will not go back on it, I will not break my word…I promise you, I’ll keep questions out of the press, when it comes to you I promise. Just please, please, honey, call me or pick up the phone. You need to promise me.