It’s too bad that David Archuleta had to mumble his way through a few lines of that Beatles tune on American Idol last night. I’m pretty sure that John and Paul didn’t write “While you see it your way/nah nah something nah nah love will soon be gone.” So many songs, so many words, so much pressure! It ain’t easy for the dapper young TV kids. Archuleta’s been raked over the coals in blogville today, natch. To avoid all that anxiety the rest of the Idols are invited to hang out in our new Lyrics section. The real words to the real songs. Here’s the one Davey coulda studied up on. I’m sure he can work it out. And here’s a freebie for you ’80s fans.
Are you looking for someone to crush on who likes to party, drives while trashed, and messes with the law, but find Lindsay Lohan to be too young? Well look no further! We’ve got your elderly bad girl right here! Meet Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island (Never heard of it? Ask your grandma) back in the 60′s. The aging actress, age 69, was arrested in October after cops pulled her over for reckless driving. A search of her vehicle turned up four half-smoked joints, which she claimed belonged to some hitchhikers she had picked up. Nice try, but Wells failed a sobriety test and was booked. She was just put on six months probation today – so all you hitchhikers out there better leave her alone! [E! News]
For more of Dawn’s devious ways, check out her make out sesh with a grown up Greg Brady (Barry Williams) – caught on tape!
Yesterday we showed you how Will Arnett (who, in another life, is funnylady Amy Poehler’s husband) and Human Giant get along in the bedroom. Today we’re showing you how the former Arrested Development star gets along on the red carpet — at the premiere of his new movie, Horton Hears a Who. He explains to VH1 News exclusively that a) American Psycho is his favorite book by Dr. Seuss and that b) he can’t read. Never would have guessed! Maybe that explains why he signed the contract for Let’s Go to Prison?
Some teens in Argentina have come forward with video of what they say is a gnome that is terrorizing their town while wearing a small pointed hat and walking around sideways. The guys were hanging out at 1 AM recently and caught the creature with modern-day cellphone video technology (check it out below). Jose Alvarez, who taped the traumatic event, said, “We looked to one side and saw that the grass was moving. To begin with we thought it was a dog but when we saw this gnome-like figure begin to emerge we were really afraid. This is no joke. We are still afraid to go out…”
Let’s see – the pointy hat is surely an avantgarde fashion choice, the sideways walk must mean the gnome’s shoes are probably heels and therefore difficult to walk in…we’ve got it! The Olsen twins have landed in Argentina! Now the real question is - which twin is taunting these teens with their gnomish ways?
Sad news, Janet Jackson lovers: The Discipline pop star has dropped out of performing on Saturday Night Live this weekend because she’s sick with the flu. In her place, Lorne Michaels and team have drafted Mariah Carey, who, considering her recent video with Jack McBrayer, probably has the better sense of humor. Not that humor is necessarily a factor in SNL‘s choice of musical guests (although Paul Simon dressed up like a turkey was particularly memorable, as was Queens of the Stone Age‘s performance with Will Ferrell), but Mariah’s sense of kitsch ought to compliment the inevitable jokes about Eliot Spitzer, rising oil prices, potential war with Iran, and penises. We predict a penis joke or two because Superbad and Knocked Up star Jonah Hill is the host. For those of you who haven’t seen Superbad, just know the following: Mr. Hill is a rather notable proponent of penis-funnies. Too bad for Janet. She would have enjoyed this one, we think. After the jump, please find a trailer for Superbad 2: Super Worse.
Tonight our new co-ed American Idol crew took the stage for an evening of Lennon-McCartney songs. After wasting a good 15 minutes drooling over Idol’s flashy new set — “This is our new mosh pit, let’s hear it for the mosh pit! These are our lights, let’s hear it for our lights!” — the increasingly lewd Ryan Seacrest introduced the night’s theme: Beatles covers. The competitive stakes were high and the musical motif a challenge: transforming some of what Randy called “the greatest songs in recording history” into three minutes of glory without sounding like a righteous karaoke fan or offending America’s collective pop conscious. For all of our contestants, last night was an opportunity to impress with the shtick they’ve been honing for the past few weeks — to tap into why American originally fell in love with the Beatles, and, with the help of their new stylists and coaches, present a gaudier, sexier and more refined version of themselves. Naturally, the results were vulgar. Let’s take a look:
Below, Usher’s biggest fan talks about why her past was none of Flav’s business, accusations of “star-searchin’” and how she was able to leave reality TV with her dignity intact.
The Hills is back on MTV in less than two weeks (set those tivos for March 24th), and the girls have been keeping busy in various drama-filled ways, obviously. Lauren, Lo and Audrina are all moved in to their mansion-sized bachelorette pad, which means all the fighting crying and hook-ups can now neatly be contained in one space! Valley girl Audrina is set to appear with the Pussycat Dolls (just like the pic above, natch) to celebrate the show’s new season, Lauren made up with enemy Kristin Cavallari and even invited the valley girl to her fashion week debut last night! Awww, our little bitches are all grown up. And speaking of women with attitudes, we especially enjoyed this Hills sneak peak at Heidi and her mom ganging up on Spencer when he apparently surprises her in Colorado.
The ladies of The Hills may be all grown up, but the drama remains the same. You can take a hot, popular girl out of high school, but you can’t take the high school out of the hot, popular girl! Thank god.
After starring in the real-life version of Criminally Insane Blonde, Kevin Federline is in talks to star in Legally Blonde on Broadway. Based on the 2003 Reese Witherspoon girltravaganza, K-Fed is up for “a trio of roles” according to USWeekly, including the UPS guy who falls in love with protagonist Elle’s manicurist.
This isn’t Federline’s first time in the world of song and dance. Before he was Mr. Britney Spears, Federline was a back-up dancer with L.F.O. He also released an ill-fated solo record in 2006 entitled Playing With Fire, which Rolling Stone called a “reprehensible rap debut.”
In 2005, a group of teenagers from Las Vegas caught the attention of Pete Wentz, the guylined Fall Out Boy bassist who moonlights as a record executive. With the release of their fantastical first album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, the band won raves from fans and critics alike.
After dropping an exclamation point and picking up a new band member, Panic At the Disco are back with Pretty. Odd. Check out a behind-the-scenes look of the band recording their brand-new album, and come back on March 18th when VH1 will be streaming the disc an entire week before it’s release!
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