Squeaky clean singer Miley Cyrus talks about having “the best of both worlds” in one of her songs, and it appears she’s taking her own lyrics to heart! The Disney starlet and her reps spend a lot of time emphasizing her good girl image, but the internet is constantly telling us otherwise in the form of candid pics. The latest snapshots to appear in our browser show Miley showing off her neon green bra and cuddling with a young male friend who looks ready to jump her viriginal (maybe?) bones. One instant she’s the queen of the tween world, living the pure life that BritBrit couldn’t handle, and the next instant she’s trying out her boob flashing skills. Seems like the best of both worlds to us! [A Socialite's Life]
The controversy over Nas‘ forthcoming ablum, Nigger, is growing more intense with news that one of its songs subverts the old Dr. Pepper jingle by replacing the word “Pepper” with the N-word:
“I’m a nigger, he’s a nigger,
she’s a nigger, we’re a nigger
Wouldn’t you like to be a nigger too?”
- From Nas’ “Be A Nigger Too” (Listen here)
Before this latest shocker, a lot had been written about who is in support of Nas’ album title (Jay-Z, Common, Alicia Keys, Don Imus) and who isn’t (NAACP, Jesse Jackson, 50 Cent). 50 Cent, among others, says Nas is going for “shock value.” The fact that rappers have embraced the word and rendered it less hurtful and more banal through overuse for at least two decades may lend some credence to his claim. Maybe this is why Nas’ earlier statement seemed kind of weak:
“I wanna make the word easy on muthaf***ers’ ears. You see how white boys ain’t mad at ‘cracker’ ’cause it don’t have the same [sting] as ‘nigger’? I want ‘nigger’ to have less meaning [than] ‘cracker.’”
But Nas’ new song could pull more people into his corner and back up Jay-Z’s earlier statement: “I know he’s very intelligent and there’s a reason behind what he’s doing.” Pairing a once-omnipresent commercial song that is childlike in its simplicity with one of the most incendiary words in the English language raises so many questions that it could make heads explode. Could Nas be commenting on how big business packages and sells just about anything to kids — from soft drinks to gangsta rap? Could he be attempting to hit back at the very commercialization that has damaged hip-hop as an art form? Could he be doing all of the above and stirring up controversy to sell albums, too?
Nas’ intentions may not yet be totally clear, but we’re all waiting to hear more. — Matt Muro
[Photo: Getty Images]
Just what this house needs: more wild, unpredictable personalities.
Kanye’s Ex Wishes Him the Best
Alexis Phifer confirms that Kanye kicked her to the curb, possibly to focus on his new tour. It will only make her stronger, right? [Us]
LiLo Blocks Ashley Olsen from her Gal Pal
Linds got pissed when Ash tried to greet DJ – and Lohan lover – Samantha Ronson, and freaked when Sam paid more attention to her DJ gig than her. Romantic! [NYP]
Tom and Nicole’s Son to Debut on Big Screen
Connor Cruise will make his movie debut in an upcoming Will Smith flick. [People]
Jess and Tony Romo Lick, Suck Face
Wanna see Jessica Simpson lick cake of her boyfriend’s face? Yeah, me neither. [Us]
Suri Celebrates #2 Like a Normal Toddler!
Tom and Katie threw their baby a small birthday party where guests colored on a giant card and went bowling. It’s the first normal thing they’ve done since her birth! [MSNBC]
“If I had a Britney machine or a Rihanna machine, I woulda been the beautifulest thing in the world, too,” says the just-disqualified Miss Rap Supreme contestant Khia. Below, she talks about why an established rapper would go on a reality show like this, her relationship with Lil’ Wayne and beef…just don’t tell her we called it that.
Tree Leaves Posted at 9:57PM EST
The “Tree of Knowledge” comes out bare — was it fair that Tree was punished for her honesty? Should someone else have gone in her place?
Monkeying Around Posted at 9:34PM EST
This is just awesome, right?
Oh gross. It’s the biggest mistake the world’s ever seen since, well, they first got together: Britney and Kevin may be on the road to reconciling their love. They recently shared a kiss – their first since they split – when Kev arrived to pick up Sean and Jayden after a visit with their mom. “They were discussing the boys and how they’re doing,” said a source in the know, “when she suddenly got in close and kissed Kevin. She did it because she felt so close to him at that moment.”
Who are these insiders who just happen to be right there when Britney and Kevin lock lips and why aren’t they trying to stop this obvious disaster?! The spy also reported that K-Fed was possibly a bit shocked by Brit’s bold move, claiming that he asked her “Should we do this in front of the boys?” We’re sure it’s fine Kev – they’ve already seen their mom hauled off in a police car naked, as well as all that other crazy crap they’ve witnessed for two years. A kiss is child’s play to, uh, your children. It’s how they were made, afterall. [Star]
Word on the virtual street is that Kanye West has dumped his fiancee Alexis Phifer, telling his lady love, “I just don’t think it is going to work out anymore.” Apparently not. The couple have been together on and off since 2002 after they met when Alexis was working as an assistant to Kanye’s stylist. He proposed in 2006, and the two were reportedly working on the rapper’s new fashion line – called Pastelle – together. We’re sad to see this cute couple split, but we’re even sadder to hear how Kanye kicked her to the curb: the super-rich star had the nerve to ask for her engagement ring back!
presses algorithms. Google News, which compiles the nation’s biggest entertainment stories and lists them in order of importance, was topped this morning by a total shocker. Ready? Brace yourself: It will be seasonably warm today in a Sheboygan, a small Midwestern town. Wait! There’s more!
Sheboyganites can look forward to a week of near-60-degree temperatures, but rain is expected to spoil the fun beginning Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
As you can see by the screenshot below, the Sheboygan Press piece beat out the weekend’s box office results and news that Viacom is launching a premium TV channel for the No. 1 entertainment spot. Rain in Sheboygan has never been this amusing.
Paris, my future best friend forever, is allegedly doing a show on British television where she runs a dog grooming business. Paris’s Pooches will follow the negligent pet owner princess around London as she tries to manage the hectic life of a dog groomer with her partying. Says an insider, “Watching Paris act out her Los Angeles lifestyle, in which tiaras for Chihuahuas are of real importance, should be very entertaining. And she will no doubt be hitting the clubs and parties over here in the same way she does back home.”
Anything that could potentially humiliate Paris Hilton on television is gold, but I’m a bit nervous about what this means for her future BFFs. Will we be replaced with tiny dogs? Must I turn myself into a dog in order to become her closest confidante? Get into P’s inner circle is gonna be a lot harder than I thought. If only I had a tail. [DListed]