Yep, the time has come. You can blast Madonna‘s new track, “4 Minutes” right now. Timbaland supplies the beats, Timberlake provides the enthusiasm, and as Madge suggests that the clock is ticking for all of us, the grooves mow you down. “The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” she sings, “but if I die tonight at least I can say I did what I wanted to do.” She always has, right?
Tell us: do you like the song?
Say what? Mariah Carey, wearer of the shortest skirts and the skimpiest bikinis, is claiming she has low self-esteem. We always thought her love of barely-there outfits stemmed from an enormous sense of self-confidence, but perhaps we’ve been mislead by Mimi. She tells Allure magazine this month: “I’ve always had really low self-esteem, and I still do. What’s weird about that is being onstage, and the love that you get, and the adoration that you feel from your real fans. It’s hard for a partner to compete – just imagine.”
Hear that Mariah fans? You’re better to her than her ex-hubby ever was! Mimi also addresses her reputation as a airhead: “It’s a dichotomy, I understand. I understand that people think I’m a ditzy moron,” as well as her sex life, calling herself a “freakin’ prude.” She may not be rackin’ up the notches on her bed post, but Mariah is about to have her 18th number one hit with her single “Touch My Body,” which ties her with The Beatles – THE BEATLES – for most number one hit songs. Surely that fact alone will help her esteem grow a little bit. [Us]
The rap war that launched a thousand conspiracy theories underwent an enthralling development yesterday: according to an FBI informant, Sean “Diddy” Combs was involved in Tupac Shakur‘s murder.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reported the FBI was working with an informant who named Combs as having been aware of, and possibly involved in, an attack on Shakur at Quad Studios months before his death. In interviews prior to his death, Shakur swore Diddy and his crew were in some way involved in that attack. Two years later, Shakur was shot to death in Las Vegas. In a move many people think was retaliatory, Diddy associate Notorious B.I.G. was murdered seven months later, meaning that inadvertently, Diddy may have sealed his friend’s fate.
In the wake of Los Angeles Times story, Diddy issued a statement calling the report “irresponsible.” “Neither Biggie nor I had any knowledge of any attack before, during, or after it happened. It is a complete lie to suggest that there was any inolvement by Biggie or myself.”
You know why he needs to watch his grill? Because someone’s about to get skewered. Real talk!
The culture vultures at NYMag.com point to a very not-safe-for-work video (above), which is composed of scenes from the most heavily anticipated motion picture of all time: Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. In the film, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) are arrested on suspicion of terrorism and sent to America’s vacation destination for evil-doers. The clip above condenses the film into only the parts that involve swearing. If you were worried about Harold and Kumar becoming family-friendly, rest assured they are not. They are, in fact, family-unfriendly. And so is Neil Patrick Harris!
Leona Lewis, our ultra-talented You Oughta Know artist, made her American TV debut on Oprah‘s show yesterday, and yep, she did some convincing. Remember the background. The young British singer won the UK version of American Idol and Simon Cowell‘s been inching her forward ever since. Listen to the way that Ms. Lewis swoops around the melody of “Bleeding Love.” Watch the video for the song right here. Make sure you’re here on April 1. We’ll be streaming the U.S. release of Lewis’ Spirit disc a week before it hits the racks.
There’s No Kristin Davis Sex Tape
No, that’s NOT Charlotte from Sex and the City in that amateur porn vid, no matter how much the chick looks like her. [Ok]
Woah! Brit Looks Good on How I Met Your Mother
Either our eyes are deceiving us, or Britney looks, gulp, HOT in these pics!!! [Star]
Lindsay’s Pal busted for Assaulting Teen Girls
One of LiLo’s friends has been arrested for sexually assaulting two teen girls. Can you say “bad influence,” Linds? [NYP]
Halle Drops $60,000 on Baby Junk
Her daughter will be living in an organic wonderland with a neutral color palette. Even the cool Hollywood moms are crazy. [NYDN]
Anna Nicole’s Son Daniel Stole her Dope
New testimony from Larry Birkhead revealed that Anna’s son Daniel got caught stealing her methadone. [Us]
Admit it: you got hooked on last year’s hit The Pick-Up Artist and admired Mystery’s skills with the ladies. Maybe you wished you could get schooled by the stud and his wingmen and transform from a D&D loving dork into a smooth operator, just like Kosmo, last season’s winner. Well now you can! The show is coming back for a second season, and VH1 is hosting a virtual casting call to round up those guys most in need of the Mystery Method! Visit our site, create your profile, and share videos, photos and blogs that prove to the world why you most deserve to study under the master’s watchful eye (covered in ski goggles, natch). All you gotta do is make it to our final casting round and receive the most votes, and you’re in Mystery’s mansion!
Check out the site here to create your profile and peep other hopefuls. And if you’re already a mack-daddy but have a friend in need, you can nominate your pal for a spot on the show.
The Pick-Up Artist: Finale Recap
The Pick-Up Artist: Kosmo Kisses & Tells All
The Pick-Up Artist: King Kosmo Konfesses
Myammee Iced Posted at 9:57PM EST
We never got to the bottom of Myammee’s phone drama, but Flav eliminated her anyway because he didn’t want to risk anything. Did you believe Myammee’s story? Should Flav have kept her around?
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You’ve seen the CD cover to Madge’s new Hard Candy. You’ve seen Justin Timberlake working the sexual innuendos about his MILFy workmate. Now our buds at Rhapsody are going to be streaming the first track from the disc. Come back here tomorrow and you’ll be able to blast “Four Minutes” for zero cost. It’s the track that a French DJ exposed a bit too early just a few weeks ago, and it’ll give you a taste of what you can expect from the full disc when it drops on April 29. Set your alarm: return tomorrow.