|Editor’s Note: Entries are no longer being accepted. The submissions phase ended April 24 at noon (EST). Check back soon to read the winning poems.
Anyone can go to see a superstar in a huge venue — that’s easy. But it’s a rarity to catch the queen of pop in a much cozier joint. If you’re a Madonna fan and a decent poet, you’ve got a shot at making this dream come true. Our “4 Lines To See Madonna” contest is all about celebrating the arrival of the singer’s new Hard Candy on April 29. We’ll select two winners, and they’ll each get a pair of tickets for an exclusive performance at New York’s intimate Roseland Ballroom on April 30.
Here’s the deal: you submit a four-line poem about Madonna in the comments section below. It can rhyme, not rhyme, be about her fashion sense, be about a song, or be about a particular era of her storied career. Hey, it can be about any aspect of Madonna’s life that moves you. We’ll check entries through noon of April 24, and decide on two winners. Transportation to NYC is not provided. But once you’re here, there will be two tickets waiting for you.
Feel free to submit more than one entry. We’ll contact the winning poets on April 25 via the email that you include on the “Mail” field of the comments section. (This email will not be made public.) Download the official rules here. You’ll be judged on outrageousness, musical knowledge, and crazy-ass rhymes. Need an example to get you started? You got it.
You’ve sung about sex and spiritual stuff
You’ve proven for years that you take no guff
Now that you’re in the Rock Hall of Fame
Everyone knows, that girl you’ve got game.
Check another example after the jump.
And then watch the Rock of Love 2 reunion, airing 9/8c on Sunday, to find out how the hell this happened.
People, heed these words:
The Thing Isn’t
And so, Thing 1 bids a tearful goodbye to Flav. Do you think she’s sadder to say goodbye to him or her sister? Also, Prototype leaves. We hardly knew her, but she was hot, right?
A fight has broken out regarding Thing 1′s last time with her ex. Can her not-at-all-distant past be held against her? Should Flav even care about what she did before she entered the mansion?
For doing so well in the Neverwed Game, Tree gets a solo date with Flav. But were she and her ex too close? And how about that outfit she’s wearing? Huh?
Doin’ That Thing
Thing 1′s ex alleges that they hooked up a month ago — and she’s been on the show for a month! Should this matter?
Seezinz’s Out Posted at 9PM EST
Seezinz gets to sit out of today’s challenge…because she wants to. WTF?
Add this to the list of things we NEVER wanted to see Erin Moran do:
Why couldn’t she have just hula hooped and left it at that? Below the jump, we count down our Top 5 Favorite Moments from this week’s Celebrity Fit Club, including Erin’s O Face and Dustin’s diva meltdown. It’s so good it should be a federal crime!
Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girls singer who crossed over into the fashion industry, has been dumped by U.S. stores after weak sales of her line of jeans. Los Angeles-area boutique owner Fraser Ross cites one possiblereason for the break up: “A celebrity line is no different from an album or a tour. It has to be promoted to sell.” This may be true. But Fraseris missinga crucial point: Posh would have to actuallybefashionable to successfully promote a fashion line. Take a look at some ofher most hideous looks below. Would you buy clothes from this woman?
The Space Traveler Look:
The MilkCow Look:
The My BreastsAre Weapons Look:
The Ming Dynasty Fan Club Look:
The I Only Eat 900 Calories a Day Look:
Moreafter the jump:
Seems like getting knocked up is THE most popular trend in Hollywood these days, right behind Balenciaga bags and wide-leg jeans. The latest starlet to jump on the baby bandwagon? None other than the newly-engaged Ashlee Simpson! Us Weekly is confirming that the singer is pregnant, through an exclusive source (Jessica Simpson, we are on to you!). We’re not sure how this will affect Ashlee’s upcoming album – dropping the same day as Mariah’s on April 22 – but hey, if Gwen can tour while pregnant, anyone can! Congrats are in order to the happy couple, obvs. Their future offspring is so lucky – it already has a crazy aunt!
Foxy Brown’s in jail, Remy Ma’s headed there and Lil’ Kim recently got out. Lauryn’s crazy, Eve’s in limbo and Missy can only cross her fingers and hope that her upcoming album hits as big as her music once did. The state of female rap is in such shambles that in ’07, Salt-N-Pepa were the most visible female rappers without having released an album in a decade. They turned to reality TV, and now, so are others — egotrip, the guys behind The White Rapper Show, now bring you the search for the next great female rapper, egotrip’s Miss Rap Supreme (which debuts tonight at 10/9c).
Below, two of egotrip’s founding members, the veritable doctors of street science Sascha Jenkins and Jefferson “Chairman” Mao, talk about the show and the decrepit state of female rap. What this show represents to its budding femcees is hope, and that makes it vital to an industry that’s almost entirely lacking in opportunity. This is not a game, ma.
Piano-playing siren Alicia Keys recently opened up to Blender magazine on everything from her conspiracy theories to her sexual side on her latest album, As I Am. Here are a few of the things we learned from Blender‘s cover story.
1. Alicia Keys almost lost her mind to make this record. “I’m the best wall builder that ever lived. These people were coming at me, asking me things, and they really didn’t care about me, but I had to give them everything. What did I have left for myself?” The result was that both Keys and her music got dark and weird. “I was hanging off the edge of a cliff. Something had to give, or I was gonna lose my mind.”
2. Gangsta Rap is a government tool. “Gangsta rap was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other,” says Keys.
3. Alicia’s discovered her sexual side. “I’m discovering my sexual side. I recorded this song – it’s supersimple: just piano, Rhodes keyboard and a kick drum. It’s so sensual. It moves you,” she says. Jeff Robinson, her manager, wasn’t exactly a fan: “he popped out of his seat halfway through. He said: ‘we do not record songs like this!’”
Those who participated in Rock of Love 2′s Famous Friends site know how much fun it is to share some gossip, scroll through pics, and make lots of new pals. If you dug Bret and the girls, you had plenty to talk about with everyone hanging in the community. So no wonder people are already leading a charge to the Viva Hollywood Famous Friends page. Our latest show is a hotbed of action, a self professed “back-stabbing, love-making world where nice guys finish last.” Get ready for some treachery and heat: the Latino contestants vying to become a Telenovela star have lots of ambition.
The series premiered last night. It looks like Vinci Alonso has an early lead as the cast member with the most fans. That can all change in a moment, however. La Casa de Locos is like a volcano – something’s always bubbling.
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