The NBA season is over, but Shaquille O’Neal is providing plenty of off court drama by reigniting his feud with former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant. In this latest round of the battle, Shaq attacks Kobe in a disparaging rap song that was videotaped at a New York City nightclub on Sunday night. In the two minute video, Shaq blames Kobe for the demise of his five year marriage to soon-to-be-ex wife Shaunie, with whom he has four children. Shaq raps,
“I’m a horse, Kobe ratted me out. That’s why I’m getting divorced. He said Shaq gave a [woman] a mil. I don’t do that ’cause my name’s Shaquille. I love ‘em, I don’t leave ‘em. I got a vasectomy, now I can’t breed ‘em.”
Shaq later told ESPN’s Stephen Smith:
“I was freestyling. That’s all. It was all done in fun. Nothing serious whatsoever. That is what MCs do. They freestyle when called upon. I’m totally cool with Kobe. No issue at all. And by the way, don’t forget, six albums, two platinum, two gold. Anybody who knows me knows I’m a funny freestyler. Check the NBA DVD when I was rapping about Vlade Divac during my first championship run. Please tell everybody don’t make something out of nothing.”
OK, Shaq, you were freestyling, but more importantly, why are you a horse?
Okay, okay, maybe that’s not entirely the reason, but Heather Locklear has checked into rehab for anxiety and depression. And seriously, watching one second of Denise‘s show will push anyone into a deep dark pit of despair. Not to mention, she totally banged Heather’s booze-soaked ex-husband Richie Sambora! The official word from her rep is: “Heather has been dealing with anxiety and depression. She requested an in-depth evaluation of her medication and entered into a medical facility for proper diagnosis and treatment.”
Seriously, rehab sounds like the perfect place for Heather right now. So relax it up girl, and figure your sh*t out while you’re at it. We’ll be right here where you left us, still desperately waiting for that Melrose Place reunion to happen.
Check the nominees for Best New Artist and Video of the Year before tuning into the BET Awards tonight at 8PM EST.
Tired of living in Beyoncé‘s shadow 364 days of the year, Solange Knowles went to extremes to make sure she owned the spotlight at her birthday bash. While she donned a loud, orange mini-dress, Beyoncé and mom Tina Knowles conservatively wore black wrap dresses. If the family dress code weren’t enough, Solange got the hottest DJ in town, Samantha Ronson, to work the event, posing with her and (rumored) girlfriend Lindsay Lohan. Hopefully Solange’s new single will allow her to taper the attention-grabbing antics. Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Cee-Lo, JoJo, Mario, and The Pussycat Dolls were also at the fete.
Below, check out promo shots for New York Goes to Hollywood, the new half-hour candid reality show premiering Aug. 4 at 10/9c on VH1. The show charts the quest for fame of VH1′s reality H.B.I.C. And as you can see, New York is seriously getting into her role as an ingénue, as she wears many hats wigs and hams it up for the camera. She even found time to mug for the camera on her home turf. Is there life beyond reality TV for New York? Who knows, but certainly, she’ll need a reality show to find the answer.
But that’s not all! Below check out New York Goes to Hollywood‘s theme song, the appropriately titled “The World Should Revolve Around Me” by Little Jackie. And you can hear the entire Little Jackie album, The Stoop, now via the Leak.
Linda Hogan allegedly freaked out the other day after spotting Hulk‘s car driving near her house, and she promptly called 911, accusing her ex-hubby of violating the restraining order she has against him. She then started following him until the 911 operator told her to stop. Linda supposedly went so far as to accuse her daughter Brooke of spying on her for her ex, and then claimed Hulk had been physically abusive toward her. The police investigated, and found no restraining order against her hubby, and Brooke came forward to insist that “I know for a fact that the accusations made against my father are completely false.”
Rapper DMX, who once was at the top of the music game, has been arrested AGAIN. Is he trying to break some record or just beat his personal best? He was picked up yesterday on an arrest warrant for driving on a suspended license. Aw, that’s nothing! That’s like G-rated, compared to all that dog abuse crap from last year. Maybe DMX is trying to make a comeback?
Anyway, now would be a fun time to guess how many time’s DMX’s been arrested. What do you think?
a) 3 times
b) 17 times
c) 10 times
d) all of the above
Answer under the jump!
The charity group with which the Hogan family - especially Nick - recently worked have canceled their fourth of July event because they’re supposedly sick of the family drama distracting people from the work they do. The Freedom Group had planned on doing a group towel wave on the holiday, but put a stop to it because, according to organizer Sean Chumura, “We didn’t want people entangling us into some soap opera.” Chumura is the same dude who testified in Nick Hogan’s favor during his court trial.
Hulk’s rep talked up his client and asserted that he and his family still support The Freedom Group. He also insisted that the “soap opera” Chumura was referring to was not the Hogan family drama, but the “media and paparazzi that would show up purely to ask about his personal life and not the event at hand.” [TMZ]
Well that’s not entirely true – we can think of a couple words to describe Heidi Montag‘s new single “Fashion”. “Total crap” comes to mind, for example. Watching Heidi pursue a music career is liking watching a cat try to swim. It just ain’t gonna happen! The plastic princess has released her latest “song,” which totally reps her token sound: voice-morphing electronics, terrible lyrics, and an uncomfortably weird, unidentifiable French accent used to describe the clothes that make Heidi go crazy . In other words, it’s awesome!
Click here to enjoy such mind-blowing lyrics like “Oh oh la la la, we love designers,” and “I’m so fierce that it’s so nuts.” But the best line of all? “I live to be model thin.” Inspiring young women to destroy their bodies one beat at a time. Nice work Heidi!
Quentin Tarantino was busy marking up a script while waiting at the gate today for his Jet Blue flight from Boston to New York when a young artist handed him a postcard of her paintings and asked him for some career advice. The Pulp Fiction legend is famous for his temper tantrums, but took time out to answer the petite brunette’s question about whether he ever had doubts before Reservoir Dogs shot him into fame in 1992.
Quentin advised: “No, I never had any doubts. If you question what you are doing you may not be fully passionate about it. I had a great deal of bad luck in my 20′s and was not successful until I was 30.”
By “bad luck,” maybe Quentin was referring to his days working in a video store before he became famous for films like True Romance and Kill Bill.