Our man on the scene, Steve Pavlopoulos, was delivering up-to-the-minute reports from Rock Honors: The Who (which taped this weekend) on what you’ll see this Thursday, July 17th at 9 pm on VH1. Check out his behind-the-scenes look at what went down on rock’s front lines. The above shot is from Saturday night’s festivities — check out more shots for a sneak peek at the show.
After a big night of some good-natured, post-work partying (Sunday morning, the hotel lobby was abuzz with talk of the “robe party” that rocked the 18th floor –- all I’m at liberty to say is leopards and zebras know how to bring the fun), I was back at work running around, carrying things, sitting in chairs, and taking care of business… Read more…
God bless America – land of beauty pageant contestants who can’t walk for sh*t. Yes, it’s time to add falling on your ass to our long list of national traditions, alongside burgers, barbecues and baseball. In last night’s Miss Universe pageant in Vietnam, Miss USA Crystle Stewart of Texas secured a spot in the Top Ten and then blew it when she tumbled during some dress-y walk. Her recovery attempt of cheering for herself and then executing a crushing death stare at the judges did nothing for her chances, and she lost to some hot chick from Venezuela. This is the second time a Miss USA has taken a tumble in the Miss Universe competition – last year’s finalist made it to the Top 5, even after a spill in the evening gown competition. At least our American losers can forever bond over their sore asses.
Lindsay Lohan‘s not-so-secret half-sister has expressed thorrow that her thiblings do not know that she exisths, but now she can sleep easy – after her appearance on The Insider, the entire world will know exactly who she is! Is this tiny chick already more media savvy than her alleged big sister? Not to mention, it’s finally clear what kind of lady Michael Lohan likes: fame whores with country singer hair. Ashley, 13, and her mom snuggled together and wept tears of desperation for The Insider‘s cams, and the 30 second clip of tonight’s interview is better than I Know Who Killed Me in its entirety. Seriously, Ashley – whose father has yet to be confirmed via a paternity test – has got IT – you know, that moral-less void that leads redhead teens to crash cars high on coke and design $100 leggings.
Enjoy their attempt at garnering fame and hundreds of dollars above. [DListed]
The queen of good deeds and all things perfect, Angelina Jolie, gave birth to twins (one boy, one girl) this past Saturday night at the Lenval hospital in Southern France. The actress, who popped ‘em out via C-section, was of course, “speaking and laughing” during the birth. She probably recited the magna carta and listed facts about every world leader as her twins were lifted from her body, surrounded by weeping angels and rose petals. The kids both clocked in at around 5 pounds, and are named Vivienne and Knox (hmmm, MaddoX, PaX – see a trend?). We already know the Jolie-Pitts can produce beautiful girl babies (see Shiloh), and now we have our chance to finally see what the son of Brad Pitt will look like. Our guess: f*cking hot. [Us]
Tonight, a sold-out crowd of 6,000 lucky fans watched The Who play an intimate, hour-long set of their most memorable songs at UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion. Incubus, Pearl Jam, The Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters and Tenacious D also took the stage and paid tribute to The Who by covering some of the band’s biggest hits. In addition to rockers, stars like David Duchovny, Rainn Wilson, Mila Kunis, Sean Penn and Adam Sandler were on hand to honor the most explosive band in rock.
Gaz Coombes of Supergrass joining Foo Fighers on stage for “Bargain.”
Rainn Wilson from The Office as the pinball wizard (“from Scranton down to Fresno, I must’ve played ‘em all”).
Wayne Coyne getting passed around the audience in an inflatable space ball.
Mila Kunis and her dress.
Tenacious D’s acoustic version of “Squeeze Box.”
Pearl Jam accompanied by a ten-piece string section on “Love, Reign O’er Me.”
Adam Sandler’s musical intro of The Who (to the tune of “Magic Bus”).
Roger Daltrey’s trademark “Won’t Get Fooled Again” scream.
Jeremy Piven’s date might deserve an honorable mention. (No image available, unfortunately.)
Tune in to VH1 on Thursday July 17 at 9PM ET to see the entire show (and see it in HD on MHD) and check out VH1.com throughout the week to see sneak preview performances from Foo Fighters and The Who as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes interviews hosted by Rainn Wilson from The Office. After Thursday’s show, VH1.com will feature exclusive The Who songs that didn’t air on TV.
Rockers like Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl and the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne payed tribute to The Who this weekend along with reality TV stars like Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian. Below, check pics from Rock Honors’ red carpet and Intermix’s 3rd Annual VH1 Rock Honors VIP Party. Tune in Thursday, July 17 to watch the big show.
The stage is being set for Rock Honors: The Who at the Pauley Pavilion. I’m lucky enough to have an all-access pass, and walking around a day before the show, you can tell something big is in the air. The monitors are being tested and the psychedelic images are flowing –- giant pulsating speakers, trees, planets — I see it all, man (and it totally makes sense). OK, so there may be one or two acid flashbacks in the course of reporting, but this isthe Who, and if you’ve seen the movie Tommy, we should be on the same page.
To find out what’s going on behind the scenes the day before the big show, take the jump.