Avant oddballs the Flaming Lips are gearing up for their performance at next week’s Rock Honors, where they’ll be taking on the Who (a dream come true, for frontman Wayne Coyne). Known for their on-stage spectaculars, the band — who’ll be joining the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and Incubus in kneeling at the altar of the Who — will also be celebrating something else: after seven years, the band have finished working on Christmas on Mars, a concept film about the first Christmas on the Red Planet, starring the band. They plan on screening the film this summer at a series of shows.
So what to expect from the Lips’ Who tribute and their latest foray into film? Just like the band they’re honoring, weirdness and spectacle, and lots of it. If you can’t wait until next week, check out the craziest on-stage antics of rock and rollers here.
This might just be the greatest interview of the century. In a chat with Complex Magazine, Flavor Flav revealed all the stuff we wish we never knew about him – like the worst prank he ever played and the deets of his virginity loss at age 6. Holy crap. Read below for our favorite moments, and check out the entire amazing thing here.
On the time he ate a booger as part of a prank, and how he got revenge:
For the person that put the booger on my hamburger, I got him back by taking some dog sh*t and putting it on the Ritz Crackers and he ate that sh*t.
Discussing his most prized possession:
When we were over in Switzerland, they made a Flav Coo-Coo clock. And when it strikes three o’clock you got little Flav that comes out and say “YeahhhhhBoy! YeahhhhhBoy!”
Detailing the disturbing tale of losing his virginity at six-years old:
Where did I lose my virginity? I lost my virginity in the bushes on a box…A girl and me were having sex on a box in the bushes, in some big tall bushes….This was when I was real, real, real, real, young….I lost my virginity when I was 6 years old…Because you know we learned to have done the nasty back in the days, and me and this girl we experiment, we were experimenting, and my little joint got hard, I penetrated for about a few seconds.
Serial monogamist Drew Barrymore and her boyfriend, that dude from the Apple commercials who always seems way too smug about MacBooks, have ended their love affair. Apparently when they took a second to stop making out and humping all over each other, they realized that they had NOTHING in common.
Barrymore’s people confirmed the break-up, and a source says Drew and Justin Long “are still friends,” which totally means something terrible happened between the two and they haven’t spoken for weeks. Maybe Justin discovered Drew secretly working on a PC, or maybe Drew got sick of dating a dude who only works in commercials. She was married to Tom Green ya’ll – this is a girl who demands class from her men! Drew moves on to new guys faster than you can say Poison Ivy, so we expect to see her making out with a new dude in 3…2…1…Now!
Congrats to the always sweaty, always stinky actor Matthew McConaughey and his way hot girlfriend Camila Alves, who became the parents of a healthy baby boy yesterday evening. The unnamed tot (who will definitely be one handsome SOB in a couple of decades) weighed in at 7 pounds, four ounces, and was surely embraced by his new dad as the future of naked drumming. We expect to see some serious father-son bonding from these two!
Back when they announced the pregnancy in January, Matt had this to say on his blog:
“We are stoked and wowed by this miracle of creation and this gift from God, and so excited for the adventure that will come in raising this child, being a mother and a father, and sheparding him or her through this life.”
And we are stoked for them. Hurray!
Megan Fox fans rejoice — and 90210 fans mourn: the Transformers hottie and her fiance Brian Austin Green have split. Rumblings of Fox’s canoodling with current co-star Adam Brody had been reported from the set of their new movie Jennifer’s Body, but we’re pretty sure the split had to do with her finally realizing she’s way out of his washed-up league.
Here’s the aptly named Fox’s vital stats.
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Nicole Kidman gave birth on Monday morning, but she named her baby Sunday. Nicole and husband Keith Urban welcomed Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, who weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was born in Nashville this morning.
New daddy Keith released a statement on his web site saying, “Earlier this morning Nic gave birth to our beautiful baby girl, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban. We want to thank everybody that has kept us in their thoughts and prayers. We feel very blessed and grateful that we can share this joy with all of you today.”
Urban had spoken about the joys of impending fatherhood in May, and said, “The unknown excites me a lot. What kind of feelings will fatherhood bring? I’m sure I can’t even imagine, but I am really looking forward to finding out.”
Sunday joins older siblings Isabella, 15, and Connor,13, Nicole’s children from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise.
Take Celebreality staples from the past two-and-a-half years of VH1 programming, throw them all together in a remote, exotic location, make them compete for cold, hard cash and what do you think the result will be?
Our thoughts exactly.
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Oops! Diddy was almost left out of the party he was hosting this weekend at Lily Pond in the Hamptons, because the club was already packed with over 1000 people ready to get freaky with the rapper.
“They were blocking Diddy’s grand entrance,” said a spy who was lurking outside the East Hampton nightclub. “He and his entourage arrived with a three-car fleet of Cadillac SUVs and were forced to turn around. He couldn’t even make it close to the front door.”
But never fear! The rapper eventually let go of his grand entrance and snuck in through the back. Once inside the club, the music was turned of for 15 minutes while the VIP section was cleared for His Royal Diddyness. Only the best for our American royalty!
Has Usher finally realized that firing his Mom-ager Jonetta Patton was a bad idea? The singer dumped his mama last year around Mother’s Day for super-manager Benny Medina (he’s handled Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez, to name a couple), but has apparently been freaking out that his latest album is selling way below 2004′s “Confessions.” Medina supposedly tried to stroke his ego and assure him that “Here I Stand” is doing just fine considering the current economic climate, but when Lil Wayne sold over a million copies of his new album in one week, Usher flipped his sh*t. “Usher was livid!,” said a spy. “He threatened to fire everyone.”
The BET Awards, which the singer headlined, also performed poorly in the ratings, and the show’s stinky performance only added to Usher’s anxiety. Now friends are telling the star that maybe he should re-hire his mom, whose beef with Usher’s wife apparently contributed to her getting axed. Now that the ladies are getting along, while her contract get picked back up? [NYDN]
Cynthia Rodriguez has filed for divorce from her superstar husband of six years, Alex Rodriguez. Let the crazy divorce hearings begin! Apparently the Madonna drama was the final straw for Mrs. Rod, and the couple’s trainer has accused A-Rod of getting “pulled in by the dark side,” and accuses the Kaballah-loving singer of having A-Rod “totally brainwashed.”
Cynthia’s divorce petition accused her hubby of being a serious cheater, and alleges “emotional abandonment.” Her lawyer added that A-Rod’s “relationship with Madonna was the latest situation in a series of events” that finally pushed his client to file for divorce. Madge and Lenny Kravitz have both issued statements denying any involvement in this divorce disaster (Madonna also insists that she is not divorcing husband Guy Ritchie). [NYP/Us]