The most amazing thing about covering egotrip’s The White Rapper Show when it aired last year was that each and every contestant that I talked to had nothing but praise for the show’s host (and 3rd Bass frontman) MC Serch. No matter how hard on a given contestant he was, there was nothing but love. Can Serch’s tough-love finesse translate from white rappers to female ones? We’ll find out Monday when The White Rapper Show spin-off of sorts egotrip’s Miss Rap Supreme debuts at 10/9c on VH1 (though you can get a head start and watch the first episode online now).
Below, Serch talks about the differences between working with the White Rapper kids and the latest crop. He also discusses the dearth of opportunities for female MCs in 2008 and the need for a show to emphasize the role of women in hip-hop. Much like the last time around, THIS IS NOT A GAME, PEOPLE.
In honor of tonight’s Idol Gives Back charity broadcast, the American Idol contestants were charged with singing “inspirational songs,” a genre apparently fluid enough to include anything from Judy Garland to Queen. The eight remaining finalists inspired less than they ought. Let’s review:
Our friends at CMT have added a little bit of southern hospitality to MTV’s popular reality show, and the result is Them Thar Hills, a spoof of Lauren and Heidi’s diva drama that proves that bible study is just as romantic as a night out at Hyde. Give it a watch and let us know what you think – is The Hills better when it goes down below the Mason-Dixon Line?
First Mary J. let the cat out of the bag, now Jay and Bey‘s florist is talking: UsWeekly‘s latest cover story features a lengthy story on the first couple of hip-hop’s wedding. According to florist Amy Vongpitaka (who probably won’t be hired for any future celeb weddings after opening her big mouth), Mr. and Mrs. Z had an almost six-foot wedding cake, 750 pounds of flowers, and an intimate guest list at their 9,000 square foot apartment. While the couple have refused to confirm or deny their marriage, Beyonce did keep her ring finger covered on Tuesday when the singer stepped out in Manhattan.
Look out, nosy photogs! Jamie-Lynn Spears‘ man Casey Aldridge is young, wild and ready to do anything to protect is baby-mama! The pair were cruising along in some sort of four wheelin’ vehicle (their friends were up ahead in an ATV) with a pit bull chillin’ in the back. As you can see in this video, Casey pulled over to yell at some paps who were supposedly lurking on private property trying to snap pics of his pregnant bride-to-be. Before he drove off he gave a little gun flash (the footage is foggy, but TMZ is claiming its a weapon) to the trespassers to prove that he means business. The dude is only 18 but he’s got attitude – and a gun! He’s giving Kevin Federline a little competition in the trashy Spears-boyfriend department, don’t ya think? [Star Magazine/TMZ]
Below, Bret’s second second-runner-up Destiney talks honesty, her recently departed father, the Rock of Love chicks she made out with that you didn’t see on TV and remorse for her treatment of Kristy Joe.
Didn’t take long for the McCain Girls clip to hit that one million mark – somewhere Martha Wash is plotting a comeback. But in true bipartisan form, the new Hillary thingee by VenetianPrincess (so alluring!) kind of balances its gains. We’re betting that it reaches similar heights before the sun sets tonight. Which political video has been your fave so far this year?
Naomi Dropped Racist Slang During Arrest
The supermodel allegedly spewed racial slurs at the cops who attempted to arrest her. High fashion, low class. [DListed]
Paris Hilton Blogs her Deepest Thoughts
America’s princess, Paris Hilton, is in love with EVERYTHING, according to her MySpace blog. Her boyfriend, his band, Canada – what isn’t she obsessed with? [People]
Wanna See a Pregnant Tori Spelling in a Bikini? Totes!
Donna Martin has graduated from teen queen to MILF. [Us]
Ryan Seacrest Gets Benji Madden’s Sloppy Seconds
The Idol host has been squiring Madden’s ex-GF Sophie Monk around town. We can’t quite tell if this is a step up or down for the Aussie hottie. [JustJared]
LiLo’s Ex-Bodyguard Sues for Big Bucks
Linds is getting a legal whupping again, this time from a bodyguard who is suing for back pay. [E! Online]
I Know My Kid’s a Star‘s breakout personality, Rocky, earned that designation from her outrageous behavior. And, as you can see in the clip above (a preview of Thursday’s episode), there’s plenty more where that came from. In the early part of the clip, she mocks Gigi relentlessly, but it’s the second part in which she truly shines. She spazzes out in the confessional booth, ranting about getting no sleep “in this friggin’ wacked house.” “I wanna plug in my P.A. system for these whores…and their brats!” she shrieks, giving us her most memorable quote since, “What, my tampon’s showing?” We’ve said it before, but this time we mean it: this woman is truly amazing.
Bonus - Catch an extended clip of Rocky’s meltdown below: