Mary J. Blige is going to have some help in Arizona this Thursday night. When the Pepsi Smash Superbowl Bash gets going, Ne-Yo is jumping onstage to help his pal Mary throw some funk around. You know that she was part of a remix of Ne-Yo’s “Do You” last year. But did you know that his favorite sandwich is a chicken and cheese thingee with mayo and mustard? And did you know that the first CD he bought was the Pharcyde‘s Bizarre Ride to the Pharcyde? And did you know one of his earliest memories was watch his mom dance to Prince songs? No? You’d best get brought up to speed on our boy. Here’s a User’s Guide that will let the R&B star explain things himself.
Watch the Pepsi Smash show, which also features Maroon 5, live this Thursday night on VH1.com, and again this Saturday night on VH1 itself.
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Admit it: you missed her.
Check out Brad and Angie giggling it up at the Sag Awards last night. They’re not just laughing at Top Model Jay’s fugly outfit. They’ve got a secret under that tent dress, one that can only be discovered via ultrasound. And Brangie can barely conceal their excitement that they’ve got two more unnaturally beautiful humans cooking in that belly, who are just waiting to bust forth and rule the world with their plump lips and angel eyes.
Enjoy the above photo for pregnancy proof, or peruse more pics below of the pair loving life together. They seem happier than they’ve been in months; maybe it’s because they were able to leave their kid army at home with a sitter, but we think it’s really because they’re adding to the troops.
There’s lots of drama in the office of David Newman, cool-ass film agent and dude who lunches simply to be seen. His assistant is quitting to work for his competitor, his clients are falling for the wrong partners, and his pals break up via text-message. Worst of all? He’s got the big-time hots for the agent who prowls the penthouse office.
Want to find out what we’re talking about? For the next six days we’re recapping our “Connected” series, one Webisode at a time. Here’s where you can find out more about the series, here are 10 Things You Should Know going in, and here’s episode 4: “The Big Centerfold.”
Nicole Richie Sheds her Mom Bod
The new mother steps out just weeks after giving birth and she’s already back to her former toothpick-shaped self. We knew those boobs were too good to last. [TMZ]
Hollywood Stars Gather to Remember Heath
Ex-GF Naomi Watts and other celeb friends gathered in LA to remember the actor. Noticably abesent were hook-up pals Mary-Kate and LiLo. [Us]
Lindsay Sinks her Teeth into Brody Jenner
Ah – LaLohan was super busy this weekend getting her freak on with D-Lister man whore, Brody Jenner. Does this mean she’ll end up on The Hills? Sounds like a smart career move! [People]
Celebs Honor Each Other at Sag Awards
It’s like the ultimate ass-kissing festival, but at least actors have good taste, tapping Tina Fey, The Sopranos, and No Country for Old Men for awards. [People]
Diddy Shakes Name Change Rumor
The rapper is not changing his name to his legal name. People even still call him Puffy. The sky’s the limit! [NY Post]
Let’s see, where did we leave off when we last saw our friends Adrianne and Chris?
Oh. Right. The gift of a lifetime that would soon lead to the battle of a lifetime. Who knew something so sexy could go so wrong?
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Frenchie’s out and so is Roxy. Can you even deal with the sadness? Meanwhile, Kristy Joe gets to stay in the house…can she do it without having a breakdown for all of us to see?
Our crew has been on the prowl out at Sundance, tracking down Hollywood’s brightest stars to get their impressions of the film festival and find out the dirt on the films their promoting. Next up: Emily Blunt (the scene-stealing assistant from The Devil Wears Prada) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24‘s breakout star) are in town to promote Sunshine Cleaning, their off-beat comedy about a single mother who starts up a crime-scene cleaning service to earn some much-needed cash. The co-stars fill you in on how to keep warm at the fest, decomposing co-stars and the fluffy, yappy dogs they plan on buying each other. Check out the other celebs we’ve bumped into out there.
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The Pats are acting smug. The Giants are being scoffed. And at least one pundit thinks that a New England loss would equal immortality. As the Superbowl gets ready to kick off, and Leatherheads prepares to drop, we wanted to remind you that Hollywood has applied itself to the gridiron a number of times. Here are five movies that put the ball between the goalposts. What are your fave football flicks?
Friday Night Lights (2004)
The Game: In small-town Odessa, Texas, high school football isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. Based on a true story, Billy Bob Thornton finds his mojo and leads the ’88 team to the state finals.
10-yard Penalty: Literary purists gripe that it can’t live up to the legendary book by H.G. Bissinger.
Final Score: This ain’t The Replacements. Wins big points for its gritty realism (a father beats his son when he fumbles the ball) and the way it scrutinizes the dead end community as keenly as the on-the-field action.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
The Game: Oliver Stone does the NFL, with thumping music, graphic violence (an eyeball pops loose after one tackle), spit-heavy speeches from coach Al Pacino, and QB Jamie Foxx’s first dramatic performance.
10-yard Penalty: Cameron Diaz as the president of an NFL franchise is about as believable as Cameron Diaz as a super-spy who works for a guy named Charlie.
Final Score: With its pounding tackles and snarling fans, Stone’s macho epic hits as hard and fast as a coked-up Lawrence Taylor.