How do you make money for a good cause? Sell stuff. How do you guarantee that people want what you’re selling? Frame it around American Idol. To help bolster the funds raised by this week’s “Idol Gives Back” show, zealots can now purchase U.S. Postage stamps. The images are of each year’s winner, and the Kelly Clarkson edition is out now. Stamps for Ruben Studdard, Fantasia,
Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, and Jordin Sparks are on their way. But they made a BIG mistake, right? If they wanted to help those in need, they should have put Sanj and his ponyhawk on that kickoff stamp. He’d definitely move more units than Hicks. And what about including little Kristi Lee?
If you really want to see which TV hero deserves immortality on a postage stamp, take the jump.
Some say that the sexiest ladies are the smartest ladies. The “Math Bus” boys surely agree. They cruised New York’s institutions of higher learning, searching for a couple accountant types to help ‘em sort out their 2008 long forms. Who knew that “adjusted gross income” could be used as pillow talk?
If you’re needing a soundtrack to fill out your own forms, here are 10 tunes that are all about the Benjamins.
…and just when she was getting really interesting!
Seriously! You can’t leave us now, Rocky! Not before you tell us what you were going to do with the hanger!
…er, make that woozier than usual. The last clip we shared of the finale was of Ambre’s day with Bret, this one’s of Daisy’s and it doesn’t go nearly as smoothly. It is, in a word, pukey.
When Robin Wright Penn filed for divorce from Sean Penn citing “irreconcilable differences,” things didn’t look so good. But the couple has officially withdrawn their divorce papers, reconciling the irreconcilable. Here are the top 10 reasons that the actors may have saved their marriage.
10. Sean was reminded of Wright Penn’s hotness while watching a DVD of Beowulf.
9. Sean quit having sex with supermodel Petra Nemcova.
8. Sean quit flirting with Sienna Miller.
6. Sean quit spending all of his time with Eddie Vedder.
5. Wright Penn felt nostalgic for the good old days.
4. Sean promised to quit smoking again. This time for real!
3. Robin Wright finally got over her Princess Bride co-star Cary Elwes.
2. Sean quit having threesomes with Russian girls.
1. Sean shaved off his mustache and no longer looks like a porn star director.
(All images: Getty)
Hair plugs, liquid face makeup, and now a Little Mermaid jones. Perhaps John Travolta is not, in fact, struggling with a mid-life crisis, but yearning for a transformation into his childhood hero.
John took his daughter Ella to a Broadway production of the Ariel story last weekend. After singing along with the show (would love to hear him belt out “Poor unfortunate soooouls”), father and daughter headed backstage. “He was touching all the costumes, he looked amazed,” claims a Page Six source. In her endless effort to conceal Travolta’s singular brand of crazy, his rep worked some spin. “His daughter loves the show, so he knows it well.” That poor woman should retire because we spotted our boy at the 2007 Village Halloween parade. After Hairspray we know our guy loves lavish outfits. See how sharp he looks sporting the tentacles above?
Last night American Idol took a brief but extravagant hiatus from our usual who-sucks-the-most Wednesday night routine to present the celeb-studded benefit concert portion of the Idol Gives Back campaign. Besides raising money for worthy charities from viewer donations, the night featured more famous and entertaining reasons not to totally hate on producers for the results delay.
Below, a recap of last night’s best arguments for giving.
VH1.com caught up with pop legend and American Idol judge Paula Abdul to speak about her new song and video (see it here), “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow,” off of Randy Jackson’s Music Club, Vol. 1. In the final installment of our interview with the pop star, she discusses how hard it is to work with Simon Cowell, how she helped build Virgin records, and why she has the toughest job as an Idol judge — defending her brand against accusations of alcohol abuse.
Paula Abdul on her relationship with Simon Cowell:
“Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow,” that title alone makes me cry. I was told that I’d never dance again, and I was told I’d never sing again. People don’t know. I’m completely misunderstood because I sit next to a guy who gets off on trying to make me look like an idiot. People don’t know that. It’s not a joke. It’s real. We are who we are. For whatever reason, he has fun doing that.
Last night, Bret stopped by Jimmy Kimmel’s couch to talk about Sunday’s Rock of Love 2 finale, why things didn’t work out with Jes and, uh, celibacy. Ribbing ensued. Insanely awesome clip is below:
Bonus!: Below is a clip we never posted of Bret’s appearance on Ellen in February. It’s a Valentine’s Day-themed interview, which makes sense since Bret is love.
As Whitney Houston works toward a comeback in her career, the men in her life are blabbing about their time with Whit – and each other. Ray J drops a little TMI in his new song “All I Feel” which sends a message to Bobby Brown about what it was like making love to his ex-wife. In it, he sings: “Is that your wife, is that your shorty, well I’m her boyfriend . . . I think the problem is you don’t beat it right . . . Making love is cool, just pull her hair sometimes.”Yep, we definitely didn’t need to know any of that.
Meanwhile, Bobby attempts to define the love triangle in his new autobiography, entitled Being Bobby Brown: The Whole Truth and Nothin’ But. “For those of you who want to know, I’m aware of the fact that Whitney had been seeing Ray J, a very young R&B artist who is most famous for being the little brother of Brandy, the multi-platinum singing artist and TV star,” he writes in the book. “Their relationship doesn’t bother me. She’s open to see whoever she wants to see, just like I can see who I want to see. I know the age difference between her and the little guy is 20 years, but to each his own. The only concern I had was how our daughter felt about the age difference. As long as she’s cool with it, it’s fine by me.”
And there you have it, the whole truth – though we’d argue that Ray J is most famous for getting raunchy with our main girl Kim Kardashian on tape. Now the only person left to hear from is Whitney herself. Think she should weigh in on her love drama or stay silent? [NY Post]