We all know Usher tells it like it is; on 2004′s Confessions, he filled us in on what goes on between the sheets. His latest disc, Here I Stand, which you can listen to and read about, lifts the curtain on everything from what happens at the club to Usher’s newly domesticated life. Now the R&B phenom wants to answer one of your questions. Tell us something you want to know about Usher in our comments section. We’ll pick the best, and he’ll provide a video answer.
Watch his new video for “Moving Mountains,” too!
Some say it was Little David‘s race to lose, and lose he did. Guess the cherub persona doesn’t have the same clout it once did. Damn, this country is getting nasty. Some people have a few theories as to what went wrong for the wee one. Here are five.
1. He Was the New England Patriots
More than 97.5 million people tuned in to watch Super Bowl XLII, which featured the undefeated, incredibly hyped (and heavily favored) Patriots take on the New York Giants. And of that audience, do you think more people wanted to see the Pats win and secure their rightful place in history, or lose epically, in a big, bursting ball of flames? Basically, ever since February, when he took a seat behind the big black piano and belted out a version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” Archuleta was the “Idol” version of the Patriots: constantly hyped, shoved down everyone’s throats and crowned long before the season was over. Also like the Patriots, none of this was really Arch’s fault. Still, the damage was done. America hates a front-runner, which is why there was much rejoicing when the Giants upset the Patriots, and why, in the end, 12 million more people decided to cast their vote for David Cook.
Check the rest, and some Archuleta roots footage, after the jump.
Oh boy. We’ve just started getting emails buzzing that Usher and his wife of a few months, Tameka, have separated. The pair, who’ve been constantly beat up in the press, allegedly split up three weeks ago, but Usher was unsure whether to make a statement or let the news leak. Looks like he chose the latter! Interestingly enough, Usher’s album drops in six days, and we spotted his second video already on some blogs today. Think the timing of this juicy rumor’s a coincidence? Yeah, neither do we. Regardless, the couple have an infant son together, so if the news is true, let’s hope they end it amicably for their little guy.
Update: Usher is appearing on Ellen DeGeneres‘ talk show tomorrow, and talks about his wife and son, saying, “My approach of life…he is my reason for living — outside of my wife, obviously, for helping me have him.”
Update #2: The singer’s manager is denying the rumor. “It’s 100% not true,” says Benny Medina. “Usher and Tameka are currently traveling in Europe together as a family on his promotional tour.”
What do YOU think?
A VH1 higher power has answered our prayers and gathered together the 10 Craziest Cat Fights in VH1 History! Craving that Heather-Daisy battle that rocked Bret‘s love den? Have a hankering for Tocarra and Erin getting nasty on Fit Club? We’ve got em all! You can check out the 10 clips here, and we’ll get you started with out personal favorite: the spit shot felt around the world from the first season of Flavor of Love. Who knew Pumkin had that much courage – and saliva – in her?
The Maxim Hot 100 Party had no shortage of short skirts and high heels. Party goers included Maxim’s hottest woman of 2008, Marisa Miller, Audrina Patridge, Tila Tequila, Amanda Bynes, Bai Ling, will.i.am, Nikki Sixx and Kat Von D, Joe Francis, Lauren Conrad and Lauren Bosworth (with a mystery man), K-Fed, Brody Jenner, Traci Bingham, Wilmer Valderrama, and Laura Prepon. See pics below:
Tune into VH1 on May 27th at 11AM for Maxim Hot 100 of 2008! See exclusive interviews and cool behind-the-scenes footage.
Check out photos of the ladies who made 2008′s Maxim Hot 100.
Get ready to laugh – Jenna Jameson has made the most ridiculous claim ever, stating “I’m following in Angelina‘s footsteps!” Now, the washed up, bone-thin porn star is talking about her desire to have a billion kids while not marrying her partner, but who is she kidding? She’ll NEVER really be like our Saint Angelina. Sure she has many things in common with the pregnant star, among them:
- bony arms
- crazy eyes
- ridiculous tattoos
- past drug use
- lesbian tendencies
But what about that whole saving the world thing that Angie so gracefully champions? Surely you could argue that many people have been saved by Jenna’s skills on film, but we’re not buying it. She’ll have to do a little better than that – like maybe covering herself up, for starters (with some haute couture and body fat).
Last night our newest American Idol did a dance without pants for a Guitar Hero ad. The Risky Business spoof ran mid-show, and it might have been one of David Cook‘s best performances to date – certainly one of the most fun. Let’s just hope he doesn’t become a scientologist in a few years, a la Mr. Cruise. Nice legs, David. What product will you be hawking next?
Mr. Mariah Carey was busy rubbing shoulders with the likes of Quincy Jones and Diddy at the celeb-packed party at Foxwoods last week, when his wifey called him up making demands. Mimi was at a photoshoot for Elle magazine, and wanted her man there to watch her “work.” Nick was summoned to the shoot and stayed with his sugar-mama until the shoot wrapped at 5:3o AM. Not the best way to spend your night, but it could have been worse – Mariah’s assistant was also around with a blender in hand, constantly making protein shakes for her boss. Divas do it right, natch! [NYP]
OMG! Even though Archuleta was a delicate songbird with a crazy dad who kicked Cook‘s ass this week, he still lost to the 25-year old rocker! Now the real drama begins – will little David be the Clay to big David’s Ruben? Will David Cook have a career that rivals Carrie Underwood’s, or is he already resigned to the same fate as Taylor What’s-his-name-with-the-grey-hair? So many questions, so little time. One thing’ for sure, last night’s Gladys Knight and the Pips sketch (Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey, Jr) was pretty damn good. The American Idols Live tour starts in a month! [Us]
(The VH1 Blog knows very little about the law. So we’ve solicited Mark Muro, a founder of the California law firm Muro & Lampe, Inc., to keep a running tab on which side has the advantage in the R. Kelly child pornography trial. Check back daily for updates.)
The prosecution wasted no time to fill the void left from an alleged victim who refuses to cooperate. This alleged victim, it’s important to note, is not just a minor character in the trial, but the woman who is alleged to have been in the sex tape with R. Kelly at approximately 14 years old. In an attempt to link both R. Kelly and the alleged victim to the sex tape, the prosecution called witnesses today to combat the defense claim of mistaken identities. The most important witness called was a former friend of the alleged victim, Simha Jamison. Jamison testified that she and the alleged victim were best friends from childhood, and that the two socialized with R. Kelly multiple times, including a visit to the home where the prosecution claims the sex tape was filmed.
After viewing the sex tape today, Simha Jamison identified R. Kelly as the man in the video. She also identified the alleged victim as the girl in the sex tape, recognizing not just her distinctive hair style (a mullet) but also her face. “I kind of know her like the back of my hand,” Jamison said. Jamison has not yet been cross-examined, but her testimony so far was probably strong enough to score some points for the prosecution with the jury. — Mark Muro, Attorney
[via Chicago Sun-Times]
Defense = -1
Prosecution = +2