After Oscar: Elton John Knows How to Party


Despite the news that most of the Oscars‘ usual after-party-fanfare had been canceled in light of the writers’ strike (shame on you, Vanity Fair, for shame!), there was still plenty of action. The celebrities were in fine moods. Just see how they were behaving on the red carpet (above) — and it only got better. (Well, except for Gary Busey, but we digress.) Most dropped in on Elton John’s AIDS Foundation after-party at the Pacific Design Center. Among those who attended were Marion Cotillard, Harrison Ford, George Clooney, Sean Penn, Sharon Stone, the Coen brothers, Courtney Love, Heidi Klum and Seal, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway . . . and Sir Elton himself, who, when asked if he ever got starstruck, responded: “Of course I get starstruck! Mary J. is coming! Ahhhhh!” We love superstars when they’re being effusive. Check back tomorrow for video from the shindig.

Look and Smell Like Amy Winehouse


winehouseAmy Winehouse is adding to her already extensive resume; in addition to being a Grammy-award winning singer, a convict’s wife, and — depending on when you talk to her — a habitual drug user (or a recovering one), Winehouse is planning on releasing a line of cosmetic products. Known more for her voice than her personal hygiene, Winehouse does sport a unique style that’s been cited by designers as inspiring since she first hit the scene.

“Amy’s style has been copied by girls around the country and there’s a lot of money to be made. It’s a very distinctive look,” a source close to the deal told The Sun. In anticipation of the cosmetics deal Amy is sitting down to ink his week, we came up with a prospective product line:

*Rat’s Nest Hair Spray

*Lip Stain in Self-Harm

*Easy-Run Eye Liner for visiting your hubby in jail (color: Blake Incarcerated)

*Eau d’ Hotel Mini Bar

*Nose Powder

Whoopi Goldberg Weeps Over Oscar Diss


We’re not really into seeing famous people cry, unless it’s Paris Hilton. We just expect them to maintain some sort of stone-faced, plastic composure because you know – they’re famous (and because part of them probably IS plastic). But we got a little misty-eyed after The View women rallied around their pal Whoopi Goldberg, who was inexplicably left out of a montage honoring every Oscar host at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Also missing was Steve Martin, but that didn’t seem to appease the comedienne, who was the first woman AND first African-American to host the snooze-fest. Not to mention, she won a statue for her work in Ghost! Whoopi got choked up about the whole thing and the result is a touching hugfest that reeks of estrogen. Awww, girl power.

What do you think - did the Academy slight Whoopi on purpose or was it all a big mistake?

Is Lindsay Boozy or Just Clumsy?


Lindsay Lohan, rehabber extraordinaire, took a tumble while leaving new LA hot spot Villa the other night. Luckily some giant dude was there to grab her and shove her into her waiting SUV, so she could be shuttled off to her next exclusive affair. Now we’re willing to give LiLo the benefit of the doubt – she could have totally been in an 8-inch pair of Louboutin heels and possibly slipped on some ice air and toppled over. And hey, walking is really hard! But we’re kinda leaning toward the “someone poured a little too much bubbly into her Evian bottle” excuse. What do you think?

Flavor of Love World: Hot Diversion No. 3


MySpace has nothing on! The site allows fans to rant about cast members, predict who’ll be eliminated next — and, um, upload their hotness in the form of naughty pics and vids. Maybe we’re showing off, but VH1 has the sexiest users on the Internet and we are proving it by highlighting three Flavor of Love World users every day. See hot diversions one and two. Prepare to blush.

Black Barbie:






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Janet Gets Nasty on the Real World


Janet Jackson is the Artist of the Week over at MTV, and in honor of her seven day reign at the network she’s made a bunch of hilarious videos parodying some of MTV’s classic shows. The legendary singer’s new album Discipline drops today, so if you’re hankering for a little piece of Ms. Jackson, check out her take on A Shot at Love with Tila Tequla and My Super Sweet Sixteen here. We’ve posted our fave above, in which Janet has a major meltdown, Real World style. Look out!

Tuesday: Brit Gives Motherhood a Second Chance


britney-0226.jpgJill Scott Skips Singing to Design Plus-Sized Bras
Finally, big boobs get a little love – and from one of the coolest ladies around. Wonder if the waifs are jealous? [Reuters]

Britney Gets Second Visit with Sons
Come on Britney, don’t screw this up now. We haven’t seen you at a Starbucks in ages and you’re actually getting to see your kids! Baby steps, girl! [People]

Amy’s Latest Self-Destruction
Multiple cuts on her arm have led the press to speculate that Amy might be cutting herself up. [DailyMail]

Jamie Lynn Spears Gets Her GED
First she got pregnant before Britney, and now she’s graduated high school before her too. Little sisters are always so perfect! [Us]

The Material Girl Does Jury Duty
Madge is back in the US to fulfill her civic duty on a jury. There’s no escaping to London this time! [Us]

DVD Debut: Surprise! Ang Is the Enemy


New DVDs are released every Tuesday, which leads us to the eternal question: What should you buy? Our critic Charles Bottomley weighs in on every week’s must-haves and please-forgets.


Hwaet! Polar Express director Robert Zemeckis gives the Anglo-Saxon epic the motion-capture treatment. For those who snoozed through English 101, Beowulf is a buff warrior defending a Norse kingdom from a psychotic troll (voiced by Back to the Future alum Crispin Glover). Adequate, bawdy and antiseptic blood ‘n’ guts, with a naked and nipple-less Angelina Jolie thrown in for good measure.
Extras: A series of featurettes chart the interesting trip Beowulf has taken from barbarian entertainment to big-screen blockbuster, although the deleted scenes’ animation is incomplete.
Rating: Cýpan in Old English, or “buy” in the current version.

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