There are lots of ladies on the must-hear list for the first month of 2008. The sultry Sia, cockney Kate Nash, and fierce Catpower all have new discs dropping. So does our one-time You Oughta Know artist Natasha Bedingfield (listen to her new “Love Like This” on Rhapsody). But the guys haven’t given up their chunk of turf. From the Mars Volta to Drive-By Truckers, there’s lots of ass-kicking to be done.
Jump into our January game plan to find out more about each of the albums. Which title are you hot about?
Looks like Lindsay Lohan has found a new addiction — Italian men. While accepting an award at the Capri Film Festival this past weekend, Lindz hooked up with three Italian dudes in 24 hours, taking one back to her room at the end of the night.
First up was waiter Alessandro Di Nunzio, whom she met upon arrival. The pair shared a meal and a quick tryst, but the next day La Lohan was off with old-enough-to-be-her-dad actor Eduardo Costa. It was Lohan’s third and final selection, actor Dario Faiella, that made it back to her hotel room though. After a classy makeout session in plain view of cameras at a nightclub, the pair headed to her hotel and were photographed looking disheveled on the balcony of her room the following morning. No word on what the newly clean-living actress received an award for.
Spoiled Lil’ Lindsay Paid to Shop
Lohan’s 84-Minute Jail Stint
Lindsay’s a Party Pooper
Lindsay’s Romantic Rehab Romp
What’s that we hear? Why, it’s the sound of stillettos stomping down the aisle for a second – yes, second - time. Kim Kardashian is allegedly engaged to her man, 22-year old NFL star Reggie Bush, who she’s been dating for like one whole month! How sweet – we’re sure weddings are way more romantic the second time around (27-year old Kim was married before to producer Damon Thomas for four years). Sources are saying the two are definitely headed for the aisle, but Kim won’t reveal any deets about her love life because, as she admits, she kinda learned her lesson with that video of her bumpin’ uglies with Ray J. “One thing I did learn from ‘07 was to try to keep it as private as possible,” Kim told OK! Magazine, “So I’m trying to hold that close to my heart.” If you’re clamoring to buy the happy couple an engagement, Kim’s professed a love of cooking soul food, so surely cooking supplies would come in handy. But if you want to surprise the pair with something creative, go with a gift from our list below:
- Season One DVD of Keeping Up with the Kardashians (we know she loves watching herself on video)
- A vintage Suzanne Somers ButtMaster LBX™
- Perfume by ex-BFF Paris Hilton
Kardashians Against Brody/Lauren Love
Kim Kardashian Strips for Playboy
Individual shots of the girls from Rock of Love 2 with Bret Michaels have been floating around the Net for a few weeks, but only we can give you full, high-res shots of Bret’s potential babes. Click to enlarge the shots below, but only if you think your eyes can stand the hotness.
Remember: Rock of Love 2 premieres Jan. 13 at 9/8 c.
In the latest episode of Connected, rivalry turns into romance. Battling agents David and Ruthie get into a tiff that generates some steam, and concludes with some corridor groping, smeared lipstick, a dress hiked up, and a smile on his face. To quote Lindsay Buckingham, “that’s how they do it in L.A.”
There are other sexual maneuvers going on, too. British rocker Troy comes up with some lame-o lines to seduce Jane, who’s fearful that her 15 minutes are ticking away. There’s a quick victory for Emily, in her new job in Ruthie’s office – she lands someone we know as a client. Wanna find out who? Head to Connected.
Eddie Murphy Weds Babyface’s Ex
He’ll be picking up trannie hookers in 6 months and divorced in a year. But we’re sure their Bora Bora wedding was worth it! [People]
Heroes stars Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panetierre are Doing It
He’s 30-something. She’s barely legal. Together, they’re “Panetimiglia.” Or “Halo.” Whichever’s easier to say. [People]
Katherine Heigel Marries in Fugly Dress
Her new movie 27 Dresses mocks bad wedding fashion; Katherine rocked a bizarre, poofy gown for her recent nuptials. Art imitates crap. [PageSix]
Paris Hilton Macks Brit’s Ex
The heiress was spotted flirting with K-Fed at Vegas bash. At least trash is easier to clean up with it’s together. [Us]
Heidi Montag Ruins Face with Lip Work
Continuing on her quest to be even more famous for doing nothing, plastic surgery-loving Hills star Heidi is rocking newly
enhanced deformed lips. [DListed]
Dog the Bounty Hunter – A&E’s mulleted reality star – took a serious beating in the media this November, after a phone call of him dropping N-Bombs like crazy leaked. The incident – and its aftermath – capped off a year filled with scandals stemming from derogatory language. Dog’s recorded rage revolved around his son’s African-American girlfriend, and his opinion of her was less than complimentary – it was straight up racist and gross. Almost immediately Dog apologized, prayed with his pastor and reached out to the go-to guy for idiots who say stupid stuff – the Reverend Al Sharpton. Still, A&E “suspended production on the series” and has yet to change it’s position on the show. Dog tried to explain his word choice and in an interview on Fox said, “…There’s a special connection that I thought I had between me and black America. And I used to say, ‘I’m black, too.’ In other words, I — my whole life I’ve been called a half-breed, a convict, king of the trailer trash, this and that. I take that and stand.”
Dog finally admitted, “I now learned I’m not black at all.” Better late than never.
Dog the Bounty Hunter: “I’m Black Too”
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Racist Rant
Just when Oprah’s permeating perfection was about to get really annoying, she had to go and get involved in a scandal that suddenly made her human again. Well, as human as the richest woman in the world with her own school in South Africa can be. This fall drama rocked her new Academy for Girls when students came forward and charged a school employee with physical and sexual abuse. The dorm matron, Tiny Makopo, was eventually arrested, and Oprah herself went down to Africa numerous times to resolve the situation. When she finally spoke out, Winfrey called it “one of the most devastating, if not the most devastating experience of my life,” and she vowed to “clean house” at the school. Knowing Oprah as well as we do (from watching her for years and years), we know she means business.
Oprah Winfrey is Lusting for Obama
To recap VH1′s year in Celebreality programming, we’re honoring the craziness (and, let’s face it: crazies) with an informal (and fairly arbitrary) set of awards we’re giving away online. Actually, there are no real awards to give away, but hey, it’s the thought that counts. It is, after all, the holiday season.
Part 1, dedicated to special achievements in Celebreality, went up yesterday. Part 2 continues today with the superlatives. The first category is Best Filming Location: Hooters on Hogan Knows Best.
You can see that Hulk’s mother is sitting at the table with them, on this final episode of Season 4 of Hogan Knows Best. What’s notable about this is that Hooters was her choice of dining locations. And what’s dually notable about that is Grandma Ruth revealed that she had just visited the jiggle joint the week before, only to revise her recollection: “Oh, it was yesterday!” She’s a regular. At Hooters.
How did the Hogans follow this up? With a visit to Fashion Bug, of course, where Brooke attempted persuade Grandma to buy clear heels, “like me and mom.”
That is a tasty after-dinner mint, if ever there were.
We polled, cajoled and otherwise extracted a list of 2007′s top movies from our intrepid staff. Here it is.
Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn found his initial flicker of fame by shooting post-punk bands like Joy Division, so it follows that his first feature film, Control, focuses on the same subject. If there’s any justice in the world, he’ll find just as much success as a director as he has as a photographer. Control is breathtaking, figuratively (because it’s unfailingly gorgeous) and literally (because it follows Joy Division frontman’s life up until his suicide at 23). It’s Sam Riley’s show for the taking, and he’s more than fit for the job: his portrayal of Curtis is nothing but nuance. He’s quietly cocky, generous, selfish, insecure, difficult, arrogant, tortured, humorous and so much more. It’s potentially conception-smashing: Getting to know a well-rounded facsimile makes Curtis’ death that much more of a tragedy. Corbijn’s work experience allows him to frame the band flawlessly. Control is shot in glorious black and white and it’s composed so that just about each individual shot would make a devastating still photograph. The depth of soul and painstaking craftsmanship that went into making Control are apparent. To portray a band as intense as Joy Division, it really couldn’t have been any other way. (Rich Juzwiak)