The merciful end of Beatles Week Two is upon us, and not a moment too soon. Our hardy American Idol contestants have survived the experience, but all — including the judges — are clearly anxious for them to return to the chart-pop of the ’80s and ’90s. Beginning with a second Beatles medley, kicked off by “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Idol reminded us just how unsuited for Beatles songs our boys and girls are. Any guitar would have wept at a rendition like this.
Kimora Lee Simmons does everything fabulously, including mourning her pets. The celeb’s pooch Zoe, whom she’d had for 18 years, recently passed away. “You have to grieve,” the Baby Phat founder told People. “It’s okay to take time and say this meant something to my life and [to] honor it.” And what better way to celebrate your canine companion than turning it into a precious stone?
That’s right — instead of spending her dough on an animal-related charity, Kimora may turn her doggie into a diamond. “There is a company that makes diamonds out of your loved ones…so I might do that. I think I might turn her into a diamond.” Man’s best friend is now girl’s best friend.
The blaze that swept through the crowded Station nightclub five years ago was devastating: one hundred died and 200 were injured at the infamous Great White gig in Rhode Island. Those who follow the classic rock scene likely know that a month ago, a bunch of artists connected in Providence to generate some cash for the Station Family Fund, a group that helps victims with their medical bills. VH1 filmed the show; it premieres the channel and VH1 Classic this Sunday. Above you’ll find our Rock of Love star offering some background on the tragedy. After the jump it’s Tesla and Aaron Lewis performances. The list of participants stretches from Gretchen Wilson to Tom Scholz. You can watch the whole show here and donate money to victims here.
Coming soon to a television set near you: ego trip’s Miss Rap Supreme. The series picks up where The (White) Rapper Show left off, in which 10 women compete to become the next great female MC. The hosts are MCs Serch and Yo-Yo, and the women, at least in the photograph above, look like they’re going to bring plenty of attitude. Actually, we’re expecting the most attitude from Khia, who made a name for herself with the single off her 2002 release, Thug Misses. The song was titled “My Neck, My Back (Lick It),” the chorus of which went, “My neck, my back/ lick my pussy and my crack.” Looks like someone’s begging for a shot at Charm School. Take a look at the cast above, and tune in April 14 for the premiere.
Brit’s Dad Dumps her Caravan of Cars
Jamie Spears – ie: The Genius – is getting rid of Britney’s seven (yes, seven!) cars in order to give his girl a little more cash. [People]
Did Drew Lachey Do His Dancing Co-Star?
There’s something about dancing the tango on national TV that makes D-List celebs bone their dancing co-stars. They’re denying it, we’re buying it. [People]
Lauren Conrad Hates All Her Friends
Audrina betrayed her, Brody moved on. We’re beginning to the think problem is Lauren and not her friends! [Us]
Did Oprah Steal Big Give Idea?
A Massachusetts mom is accusing O of stealing the idea for her show the Big Give. [NYDN]
Kate and Owen Continue Canoodling
Ugh, these two again? Apparently they can’t get enough of their obviously volatile relationship. We await their explosive breakup any day now. [NYP]
We are addicted to “Barack Obama-sistible,” this amazing parody of all the good, bad and ridiculous campaign music videos haunting the Web these days. The band is Detroit Octane, fronted by longtime Late Night with Conan O’Brien writer and performer Jon Glaser (creator/star of our fave web series, Tiny Hands) The band’s musically mocked Mike Huckabee as well, to the tune of Wham’s “Everything She Wants.” We can only imagine what kind of genius Clinton and McCain will inspire.
We’d suggest DMX collaborate with Detroit Octane, but he doesn’t seem to be following the campaign AT ALL. In an interview with XXL the rapper reveals that he’s not just oblivious to our country’s current political saga, he’s never even heard of Barack Obama.
XXL: Are you following the presidential race?
DMX: Not at all.
XXL: You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
DMX: His name is Barack?!
XXL: Barack Obama, yeah.
DMX: What the f*ck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?
This summer, the “V” in VH1 belongs to Vivica. Glam God With Vivica A. Fox is an eight-episode search for America’s next top celebrity stylist from Chris Abrego, one of the creators of Flavor of Love and Rock of Love.
Glam God’s press release has all you need to know about the upcoming reality series:
Each week the “stylista” contestants will be asked to compete in various challenges that will test their knowledge of fashion and style trends as they create the perfect look from head to toe. The stylists must be well versed in all areas of fashion and beauty as they bring their vision to life through hair, make-up and wardrobe. Those that fall short of creating that perfect look will have their style license revoked and will be sent packing. The one stylist that manages to rise above the rest will be given the ultimate reward — the chance to launch a career by styling an A-list celebrity and being awarded $100,000.
After the jump, Bunz talks about the generous assets she’s named after, balancing reality TV with motherhood and why you shouldn’t mess with her gumbo.
It’s like the democratic primary in Hollywood, but drunk on fancy vodka! Lindsay and Paris’s beef with each other escalated recently, after LiLo stepped into take over hosting duties from BritBrit at an event at the Scandinavian Style Mansion (we’re still not really clear on what this place is). Linds was all chill until she realized that the goods she was hawking at the party included handbags made by her frenemy Paris Hilton. Uh oh! She got pissed and bolted, and guess who stepped in to take over the twice-abandoned hosting gig? None other than Ms. Paris herself. The dude who organized the event had this to say about the feuding females, “I’m grossly disappointed in Lindsay for not fulfilling her contractual duties. But Paris truly saved the night. She was very gracious to everyone – and was the life of the party.”
Last month the girls battled over Timbaland’s affections, this month’s it’s Sweden. Who knows what April will bring!
Booted Flavor of Love 3 contestant Rayna has a few things to say about this week’s episode of the show, in which it was suggested that she was responsible for Myammee’s elimination. While she says that she was indeed the voice on the phone with Seezinz, Rayna denies that she had anything to do with setting up Myammee. She told us:
“Me and Myammee wasn’t beefin’. We spoke. We had a mutual relationship. We respected each other’s space. Anybody who’s been following me knows who I don’t get along with, and that’s the twins. They didn’t like me, I didn’t like them. That’s from episode 2. Period, point and blank. The whole thing about me saying, ‘I’m gunnin’ for the bitches in the house,’ yeah: the two bitches in the house that I don’t like. ‘Flav guard your grill,’ exactly, ’cause there’s two f***in’ females in the house that don’t have your best interest at heart. Actually, more than two.
“From my understanding, the man who called Myammee knew her first, middle and last name. No one in the house knew nobody’s first name. I still only know three of the girls’ first names. How could I possibly call and set somebody up and give that person’s first, middle and last name, where they’re from, where they stay? Prank callin’, that ain’t me. That’s some s*** I did in grade school, when you order $300 worth of pizzas to your best friend’s house. I don’t have time for the games.
“How did Rayna get pulled back into this? I been out the house for three weeks and I just pop back out the blue like, ‘Hey, I’m back y’all!’ Are they gonna have a silhouette of me walk through next, like some ghost-type stuff?”
Now there’s an idea! Stay tuned for hauntin’!