With over 30 million votes cast, last night we saw one of our top 10 American Idol finalists go home. But in true Idol fashion, before the loser was revealed, every contestant was subject to some mild humiliation. In between promotions for their corporate sponsors, we saw a surprising bottom three get “sent to the stools” (ew?), as well as some neat ads from their corporate sponsors and tax-deductible contributions. Light-hearted phone-in questions and a guest visit from former Idol contestant Kimberly Locke did little to quell the bubbling paranoia and anxiety amongst our final 10 as they counted down to the moment of elimination. Let’s take a look:
Heidi Montag Searching for Model Lookalikes
Are you blond and made of plastic? If so, you could be a model for Heidi’s new fashion line! [Us]
Carrie Underwood Boots her Gossip Girl Guy
Honestly, who really wants to date a guy named Chace Crawford anyway? [Us]
Britney Gets her Choppers Whitened
Now all she needs to do is stop smoking, cut her hair and get rid of those stained dresses and she’ll be in almost great shape! [PopSugar]
Angie’s Unborn Babies Worth $10 Mill
They’re not even born yet, but already these babies are raking it in thanks to the big bucks offered for photos. [NYPost]
Robin Williams and Wife Split
After 19 years, she finally got sick of all his jokes and weird faces. We understand. [Us]
It was a rough ride for Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora last night. The Jersey boy was driving a lost highway in L.A. when the cops pulled him over for swerving erratically in his black Hummer. When they found that the rocker couldn’t pass field sobriety tests, they carted him away. Three women, one of whom was Sambora’s 10-year-old daughter, Ava, were in the car at the time. The 48-year-old has had both alcoholic and romantic woes of late. He was in and out of rehab in 2007, and has gone through breakups with wife Heather Locklear and girlfriend Denise Richards.
It’s often said that people become more — or less — attractive after you get to know them. We’re testing this theory out by using the remaining Rock of Love girls (and a couple of recently booted ones, to boot). Before the season began, we asked you to let us know which of the contestants were hot and which were not. Now that you’ve had a chance to watch these girls up close and personal on TV, we’re asking the same question all over again. Click on any thumbnail photo below and write “hot” or “not” in each girls’ comments section. We will tally your opinions and present the new information, side by side with the old.
Want more? Rate the Flav girls, too.
Flav 3 Girls: Hot or Not?
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What’s better than a George Michael and Mary J. Blige duet on Stevie Wonder‘s magnificent “As”? How about hundreds of Georges and Marys hanging out in a club, singing Stevie Wonder’s “As.” That’s right — in this duet, never before available in the US, Mary and George are dressed in their best, getting down on the dancefloor. Want to give the tune another listen? Don’t forget we’re streaming George’s brand new TwentyFive an entire week before its release. Enjoy!
Four new girls are moving into the Flavor of Love 3 house to compete for Flav’s love. Before the show got underway we asked you which of the 20 original girls were hot and which were not, then read through thousands of your comments and ranked the cast in order of hotness. Now we want you to tell us which of the new girls are hot, which are not, and how they stack up against the five house incumbents (Hotlanta, Prancer, Seezinz, Sinceer, Thing 1 & 2). Cast your votes now and check back on Friday, Mar. 28 for the results.
The New Girls
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From the start, the girls on Flavor of Love 3 wondered just how real Shy was. It turns out they were right to do so: after the jump, the supposedly loud-mouthed, bad-breathed instigator talks at length about it all being an act, as well as the haters who get her down. Weird!
Popular radio DJ and VH1 star Wendy Williams is suddenly swirling in controversy after her talent booker recently came forward and filed a complaint against her husband, Kevin Hunter, accusing him of sexual harassment. Nicole Spence is alleging that Hunter propositioned her for sex on numerous occasions and also “created a hostile work environment by repeatedly beating up Williams.” Wendy is defending her man – who is ten years her junior and serves as her manager – and when interviewed by the NY Post snapped, “Her allegations are totally false. This b*tch is out of her mind.”
Surely this will all play out in court, but Spence’s attorney is already talking big. She tells SOHH that, “We have clear evidence and other witnesses at the company who will back it up, that Mr. Hunter engaged in blatant and open sexual harassment. He did this in the office, in front of other people. The company was aware of this, the head of Human Resources was aware [and] all of this supports her claims strongly.”
Uh oh – all was peaceful after their baby was born, but Mrs. Usher is back and churning up the drama all over again. Tameka Foster, who married Usher this fall, was allegedly very unhappy that her man handpicked singer/songwriter hottie Keri Hilson to play his love interest in the video for his new song “Love in the Club.” A spy on set revealed that “Tameka is very insecure. Even in rehearsals she was weird and clearly not happy that Keri is so gorgeous. Tameka threw a lot of attitude.”
She even went so far as to uglify Keri (and possibly risk the hotness of her hubby’s video) by dressing her down and not allowing her to bring her hairdresser on set. “The day of the shoot, Tameka dressed Keri very badly – she looked like an extra,” revealed the source. Tameka also apparently banned Usher’s longtime choreographer from the video set, and she’s had strained relations with his mom in the past as well. How long is it gonna take for Usher to notice that she might be, uh, isolating him out of her own insecurities? [NYP]
Calm down, Top Model fiends. We know it was alleged today that Tyra Banks is desperate to dump the popular American’s Next Top Model in order to focus on her mediocre talk show. Apparently there’s also a rift between her and Mr. Jay Manuel that’s also adding to her supposed exit. But let’s be real – that ain’t NEVER gonna happen!
1. If Tyra doesn’t like someone, she just gives them the boot! If Mr. Jay was really that much of an issue, wouldn’t he be expelled just like Janice Dickenson, Twiggy and Nole Marin? Tyra loves kicking people off her show – it’s the whole basis of Top Model!
2. Let’s be frank – girlfriend LIVES for this show. She loves counseling young souls who look up to her with giant doe eyes almost as much as she loves berating them from her perch in the judging room (see video above for proof). How could she give that up?
3. America’s Next Top Model is by far THE most important show to air on television since its inception over sixty years ago. I Love Lucy, Sixty Minutes, Saturday Night Live – these shows pale in comparison to the cultural significance Top Model represents. It is beyond groundbreaking and earth shattering programming – it is a weekly revolution. [Ed. note: I’m only saying this in case Tyra IS serious about taking away Top Model. We need our weekly fierce fest!]