Can’t Anyone Put the Axl Back Into Velvet Revolver?


guns-n-roses.jpgLooks like the halcyon days of John Varvatos camaraderie are over. The increasingly internecine relationship between Velvet Revolver and their red-headed lead singer, Scott Weiland, has come to a breaking point. Speaking to the NME, Slash explained that “There will be a third album . . . . We don’t know how or when but the core four guys will continue.” This comes after Weiland announced that the band might never tour again, and Velvet Revolver’s subsequent in-fighting hit the Internet. Idolator has a list of replacements for Slash and company (Rod Stewart! Yeah!), and, in not-unrelated news, Weiland is heading up the Stone Temple Pilots reunion tour this summer. Yay. [Ed.: Yay?]

Elsewise, Dr. Pepper issued a challenge last week to reclusive former Velvet Revolver singer Axl Rose, explaining that the soft-drink company would give a free can of Dr. Pepper to every American (with the exception of guitarists Buckethead and Slash), should Guns N’ Roses’ long-delayed, Howard Hughes-soap-opera-esque album Chinese Democracy see the light of day in 2008. Denying any involvement in the promotion, Axl explained that he found the offer flattering and that he’d share his fizzy beverage with Buckethead. Ouch, right? But also whatever. Look, Axl, if Velvet Revolver is missing a lead singer, we can’t think of another redhead who qualifies better than you. Can no one get Guns N’ Roses — the real Guns N’ Roses — back together? Please? We have an inkling that people would rather see even the worst, loosest, 20-minute-long version of “Coma” as played by Axl, Slash, Duff, Matt and that other guy than a tight “Interstate Love Song” performed by Weiland, the DeLeo brothers and that other guy. Just an inkling, though.

Kim Takes It To the Wrestling Ring


Last night, Kim Kardashian appeared at Wrestlemania 24, much to the disappointment of at least a few folks. According to reports, Kim wasn’t exactly welcome in her hosting duties at the event. “Who is she, anyway? Paris Hilton‘s former BFF? A football player’s girlfriend? The star of a sex tape with a B-list rapper? A favorite poser for the paparazzi? She has a reality show that exposes that she does nothing, and WWE made a mistake thinking she was a star!” said a WWE star who refused to be named. Actually, anonymous WWE star, she’s all of the above! Kim didn’t do herself any favors when, earlier in the week, she twice admitted she’d
have “no idea” what she would do at Sunday night’s event.

We’re proposing, given the fact that the anonymous source above made mention that she doesn’t exactly do anything, that Kim take it to the ring. Kim “The Tush” Kardashian would battle the WWE’s best, from cage matches to red carpet events. We’ve even thought of a few signature moves:

“The Pose”: Kim blinds her opponent with the shimmer on her lips and the sparkliness of her outfit.
“The Dash”
: Kim bolts across the ring with lightning speed, undetected by her opponent.
“The Ass”: Kim disables her opponent by pinning them to the mat with her ample posterior.

Monday: Audrina Strips, Paris Slips


audrina-175x.jpg Audrina Strips Again … With the PCD
Apparently, The Hills‘ starlet didn’t get enough attention from her nudie pics. – DListed

Heath Ledger Fathered Love Child
The actor was 17 when he had an alleged affair with an older woman. – Daily Telegraph

Brangelina: No Nuptials in New Orleans
Star magazine wrongly reported that the stars were married. – E! Online

Paris Bites the Dust in Prague
Rushed by fans, Paris Hilton falls flat on her face. -DListed

Mariah Hangs Up on the BBC
BBC Radio DJ says Mimi’s sold 80 million albums worldwide. Try 200 million! Click! -YouTube


Chat Live With the Stars of Leatherheads


Tonight at 6:30 p.m. (PST), you can get the chance to chat with the stars of football fandango Leatherheads. The film’s producers are presenting live red carpet coverage and interactive discussion with the actors involved by way of the widget above. (Until then, the widget will broadcast the trailer on infinite loop.) The film is a period piece about football’s roots, starring Mr. Suave, George Clooney, The Office‘s John Krasinski, and Renee Zellweger. Get your questions prepped.

American Idol: David Cook Covers . . . Chris Cornell?


cornell.jpgLast Tuesday night, American Idol contestant David Cook gave a rousing — if also melancholic — rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” While that’s not exactly news in itself, the judges’ comments were. The trio praised Cook for his originality in rearranging the composition. The trouble is that Cook was covering Chris Cornell‘s version of the song as it appeared on the latter’s second solo album, Carry On — as was clearly stated by Ryan Seacrest before Cook began performing. The Seattle rock luminary and former Soundgarden frontman reinterpreted the Thriller classic as a much darker song; Cook followed Cornell’s version note for note. (Cornell’s version has seen a massive sales jump on iTunes in the days since.) We caught up with Cornell to ask him about what he thought of Cook’s version.

VH1: Your fans seemed to be outraged with David Cook. Can you talk about their response?
Chris Cornell:
They were angry because they felt like the judges were giving David Cook credit for coming up with the idea — reinventing the song in a rock format — and didn’t seem to know that it was taken from somewhere else.

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Rock of Love Girls: Hot or Not Results! (Part 2)


It’s often said that people become more — or less — attractive after you get to know them. We found this theory to be true by asking which Rock of Love 2 girls were hot and which were not before the season began and then again earlier this the week. So while Kristy Jo is still the beauty of the bunch, she’s dropped on the hotness scale by 14 percent. Similarly, the seemingly genuine sweeties Ambre and Jessica are a whopping 45 percent and 43 percent hotter than before the show aired. Below is a side-by-side comparison of the results from both polls. Disagree with your fellow fans? Leave a comment.

1. Kristy Jo

HOT = 259
NOT = 49
Score: 84%
HOT = 369
NOT = 2
Score: 98%

2. Ambre

HOT = 240
NOT = 177
Score: 58%
HOT = 84
NOT = 459
Score: 13%

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Free Radio: Lance Apologizes For His Insensitivity


VH1’s spoof show features Lance Krall as a dimwitted radio host who has some infuriating opinions and isn’t shy about expressing them. He also has a weekly blog here where he discusses his innermost thoughts. In this, the final episode, Lance offers an apology to an old friend for lying to him and getting him into so much trouble he wound up in a home in a home for juveniles. Oops.

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