This week Coldplay released the cover art for their upcoming album, Viva La Vida, which is just what the chaps have been doing since they were last in the spotlight (hanging with Kanye, living with a fox). In addition to the cover, we also snagged you the track list, which is after the jump. If you want to give their newest single a listen, head to Rhapsody and tell us what you think of “Violet Hill.”
Recently, a rumor circulated that Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora will be the next rocker to search for love on VH1′s Rock of Love franchise. We can report that this is ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE. Every time Rock of Love ends, people start placing their bets on which rock star will be the next to publicly search for love. Until you hear officially from us, none of that is reality.
Latina is reporting that Mariah Carey‘s supposed beau Nick Cannon is not only her man for real, he’s now also her husband! Citing a source close to Nick, the site reports that Mariah and Nick wed yesterday on a small island in a “very impulsive” ceremony attended by Da Brat and some others close to the pair. Do you think maybe that this is all some big April Fool’s joke that’s arriving fashionably late?
Maybe that’s wishful thinking — as the shot to the left (from the set of Mariah’s 2005 video for “We Belong Together”) proves, Mimi is definitely the marrying type. This would be her second marriage (she divorced svengali Tommy Mottola in 1998) and Nick’s first, since he’s, like, 12. [Latina.com]
With the spring here, people are coming out of their winter hibernations to greet the world with arms wide. Makeovers are a fairly standard endeavor, and John “He Gets the Joke, Really” Mayer is no different. This morning, Mayer took to his blog to alert his fans and detractors of the remarkable transformation he’ll undergo:
Today I set off on my newest project; to grow and maintain an authentic ’80s style feathered haircut. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for some time…
It’s nice Mayer’s getting to scratch this off his bucket list, while simultaneously stimulating Michael J. Fox’s Yahoo Hot List rating, but one can’t help but wonder what else Mayer could be doing with his time, or on a scale of one to ten, how pleased he is with himself.
Has the stress of Ashlee’s pregnancy [rumors] caused Petey Wentz to crack? Here he is at last night’s Iron Man premiere displaying an array of emotion — from happy to pouty to giving the paparazzi a fingers-up-the-nose F-you. This bizarre behavior has us wondering if the Fall Out Boy is falling apart.
Diddy, Robert Downey, Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Christine Taylor & Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Leslie Bibb were also on the red carpet. See pics below:
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Get ready for Bee-Ex‘s further adventures in the “entertainment circa.” The eliminated Flavor of Love 3 contestant has launched a new YouTube talk show called Up Next With Bee-Ex. It includes a sparkly intro and a panel of experts (including the “Gangster of Comedy” Capone), which means its production value is probably a bit higher than you’d expect. The first episode weighs the pros and cons between bachelors and lover boys (or, as Bee-Ex calls them, “Ronnie Romance”). Wonder which category Flav falls into? Watch the first segment above and the rest here.
In other FOL3 alum news, Peechee, who was booted on the first episode, is offering an autographed picture to the person who donates the most toward her fund raising in this year’s Revlon Run/Walk for Women. Get to giving here.
American Idol‘s Neil Diamond week was a brutal trial for the young hopefuls, a chance to show just how poorly they could perform songs with which they had only the most passing of acquaintance. (“Sweet Caroline” notwithstanding, Diamond’s tunes are hardly American classics; mentorship on Idol has never seemed so much a PR opportunity as it did this week – dude’s got a new disc coming next week.)
There was no Paula craziness, and though no contestants performed perfectly, three were poorer than the rest:
Gwyneth Paltrow, who took a couple of years off to raise her two children with Coldplay singer Chris Martin, is back in Hollywood — and the media is eating her up! The maelstrom, however, isn’t about her role as the secretary of Tony Stark (aka Iron Man). It’s about her legs, her hair, her face, her toned body, and mostly her new collection of really sexy, high-heel shoes. Maybe movie critics will focus on the Oscar-winner’s acting skills once Iron Man has its U.S. premiere this Friday (she’s supposed to be amazing!). Until then, sign up to live like Tony Stark for a weekend and join the Gwyneth Paltrow love fest by clicking on the thumbnails below. — Matt Muro
More pictures here.
Katie Holmes was forced to attend Scientology Boot Camp. [DListed]
Ashley Olsen smiles for the first time since starring on Full House. Pearly whites? You got it dude! [PopSugar]
There is a show called Farmer Wants a Wife debuting tonight. TV has officially jumped the shark. [Seriously? OMG!]
Charlie Sheen still loves hookers. Surely his fiancee is not surprised. [I'm Not Obsessed]
Jessica Simpson needs attention, talks about boyfriend. Snooze. [JustJared]
The repo man came and took Lil Kim‘s Bentley. How royally embarrassing. [Crunk+Disorderly]
“All my stripper friends. All my ex-boyfriends. We all want the same thang.”
Tila, your lyrics for the theme song to A Shot at Love 2 don’t make sense. You should be singing, “All my stripper whores. All my farm animals. We all want the same thing.” Only you don’t want the same thing. We believe that you’re looking for love, whereas others on your show have baser motives. Not only did the contestant named Fame use the camera as if she were auditioning for American Idol, Chad had the gall to say: “I’m more excited about moving into Tila than I am about moving into the house.” Tila, Chad has probably “moved into” sheep and horses have probably “moved into” him. Sorry to be crass. But do not touch Chad. Not even a hug.