“Sometimes it’s a public service to put an end to someone’s dreams,” says Danny Bonaduce, giving us a thumbnail sketch of his philosophy for judging I Know My Kid’s a Star, which premieres tonight at 10/9c on VH1. Talking about the show, Danny proves to be unapologetic as ever as he talks about heading the reality competition of stage moms and the kids who are sentenced to them. Below, Danny talks about his own tumultuous experiences with child stardom, the trainwreck culture of Britney and Lindsay and why he doesn’t think getting involved in showbiz is necessarily damaging to young people.
Jennifer Lopez might as well be holding two gold bricks in this pic. Meet her precious newborns, Max and Emme, who helped the diva rack in a rumored $3 million for the pics inside this week’s People mag. The babies are cute and all, but $3 million? Those kids are worth some dough! They should totally take on Shiloh and Suri for richest human under the age of two (though according to Gawker, Shiloh’s pics actually pulled in more cash). The real test comes when we find out how well this cover sold – did J. Lo jump the shark after Gigli or are we still hooked on her drama (and butt)?
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.