Here I Stand, Usher‘s new album, will be out at the end of May. But in the meantime its first single has already risen the Billboard charts to hit No. 1. “Love in This Club” is a slow, steamy jam with a guest appearance by Young Jeezy and lyrics like “They don’t know what we doin’/ Let’s both get undressed right here/Keep it up girl, I swear/ I’m-a give it to you non-stop/ And I don’t care who’s watchin’.” Despite that, the track’s producer, Polow da Don, insists the lyrics are not about having sex. This is confusing, to put it mildly. Anyway . . . we have 30 seconds of the video for you now. The clip features several super-famous guest stars, some slinky dance moves and a few stylish pairs of sunglasses — exactly what you want out of an Usher video. Check it out here before the video premieres next Monday, April 7.
Lots of photos simply beg for a caption. This is one of ‘em. Whether it’s nasty or silly is up to you — we want you to feel free to read the minds of the celebs and weirdos in our images. This time: Our Rock of Love hottie Destiney gets down to business on the links. What have you got to say?
A few days back, 16-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears sported a controversial t-shirt on a trip to Babies “R” Us — a trip made no doubt in preparation for the upcoming birth of her child. In addition to an engagement ring, Britney‘s lil’ sis (who’s taking after her sister in making statements with t-shirts) rocked a shirt stating “The Rumors Are True” — which was further made clear by her belly. This got us thinking about some other t-shirts Jamie Lynn could wear on future shopping excursions.
Why won’t these two just admit that they’re dating? We’ve all seen them cuddling in a pool, and everyone knows that in Hollywood if you cuddle, you’re like practically married. Celebs are crazy like that! But RiRi is refusing to admit that she’s got a man. She told MTV this weekend that she and Chris Brown are seriously, for REALS, just pals. “I won’t say that we’re just friends — me and Chris are really best, best friends,” Rihanna cooed. “We both started our careers around the same time. He is one of the only people in the industry … I trust and hang out with all the time. We are best friends, honestly, like brother and sister. If he was a boyfriend, I would say that.”
Chris echoed her sentiments, asserting, “They keep asking me, ‘What’s the deal?’ I’m like, ‘There’s no deal. No deal.’ We’re just friends.”
FINE! You say there’s no deal, we say you two are passionately in love. We’re all just gonna have to agree to disagree on this one.
Fans of Brooke Hogan probably can’t wait until the premiere of her upcoming VH1 show, you know, the one that documents the six-foot blonde bombshell spreading her wings in Miami. With no curfew. No rules. No Hulk. In preparation for Brooke Hogan Knows Best, everyone gets to ask the star some personal questions. Does she miss living with her family? What’s it like living in the public eye 24/7? Are any new boys in her life? Ask anything you want. We’ll forward them on, and Brooke will give her candid answers via video every week on VH1.com while her show is airing. — Matt Muro
The animal rights organization PETA has asked Britney Spears, notorious fur-lover and tiny dog hoarder, to come work at their headquarters for a day as a receptionist. Apparently her blink-and-you’ll-miss-it gig on How I Met Your Mother has inspired PETA head Ingrid Newkirk to bury the hatchet with the pop star. In an open letter published on the group’s blog, she writes:
“After seeing your excellent performance on How I Met Your Mother, PETA would like to offer you a real job as a receptionist. It could be for as little as an hour, and you would see—from the inside—why we are so concerned about issues like fur and homeless dogs and cats. As a “thank you” for your willingness to learn and help, we would donate $1,000 to a children’s charity.”
Chill out PETA. Brit isn’t ever going to “tell people about the misery that foxes, chinchillas, and other animals suffer on fur farms,” because her wardrobe depends on that misery! And without fur, what would cover up her stained dresses and her nipple slips? Seriously, what is more important – the life of innocent animals or the hiding of Brit’s vag behind a fur coat?! Yeah, we thought so.
Each week we’ll be recapping the most recent episode(s) of The Hills with haiku poems. Peep our work and then drop your own piece in our comments section. Trust us – The Hills is much easier to swallow in small bites!
She-Pratt has it all -
Bad fashion taste, bad brother.
No wonder she’s mean.
Why won’t you hug me?
Straight up truth: Brody Jenner smells
Fake? Real? We can’t tell.
Heidi’s robot eyes can’t cry.
Is Whit’s job a sham?
Lo. Sweet, skanky Lo.
You deserve your own show, girl.
We love all your ish.
50 Cent can’t seem to make up his mind. The rapper’s brain, apparently, is a microcosm of the Democratic Party’s nomination process. MTV News reports that 50 was originally for Hillary Clinton, telling Fox News, “I just think she’d do a good job. There’s nothing bad about Obama in my eyes either, but I just think Hillary would be my choice.” But after listening to Obama’s speech on race, the MC changed his tune: “He hit me with that he-just-got-done- watching-Malcolm X, and I swear to God, I’m like, ‘Yo, Obama!’ . . . I’m Obama to the end now, baby!”
Well, as S.E. Hinton says, that was then, this is now. These days, 50 is more confused. “To be honest, I haven’t been following that anymore,” he told MTV News. “I lost my interest. I listened to some of the debate and things that they were saying, and I just got lost in everything that was going on . . . . Don’t look for my vote, for me to determine nothing on that. Just say, ’50 Cent, he don’t know, so don’t ask Fiddy.’” He continued, “I just think there’s people that might not be ready for an African-American president. It’ll be an issue, believe it or not.”
Those of you who remember how effectively the Republican smear campaign worked against John Kerry — another notable flip-flopper — must be hoping 50 sticks to music. After all, he already lost that one race to Kanye West. Looks like somebody’s just not fit for politics.
Is something rotten in the Flav mansion?
Or is it just the smell of new meat?
Jamie-Lynn Flaunts her Ring, Baby Bod
Brit’s sister is not only engaged, she’s looking super hot! Baby weight never looked so good. [DListed]
Audrina Can’t Stop Getting Naked
Enjoy these recent NSFW nudies pics of everyone’s favorite spaced out Hills star. [Egotastic]
Lauren Conrad Defends her Boy Obsessions
LC sticks up for herself and her boy-crazy ways. We don’t care what she says – her Brody obsession speaks for itself! [Us]
Jessica Simpson Stuck in Hospital
Big sister Simpson was hospitalized this week with a kidney infection. Feel better – we hope Tony brings you some chicken soup. [Us]
Comeback Alert! Brit Back with Ex-Manager
Brit allegedly made amends with her former manager Larry Rudolph. Is she serious about this comeback or just mending her burned bridges? [Ok!]