Mimi’s been known to sport some bling in her day (butterfly rings, anyone?) but this rock – worn noticeably on her engagement finger this weekend – is makin’ a statement! I mean seriously, who could she possible be engaged too? The number one singer has been linked to Nick Cannon recently, but he’s a newly single guy who can’t possibly be looking to settle down right this second. Our guess: she’s engaged to herself. I mean seriously, once you’ve been with Mariah, how could you be with anyone else?
A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to write four lines of poetry for a chance to win tickets to Madonna’s April 30 concert in New York. We received a whopping 7,669 poems. Some are funny. Some are serious. We wish that we could give all of you a pair of tickets, but then Madge would have to move her show from the intimate Roseland Ballroom to Madison Square Garden. Here are the talented (and lucky) winners.
Jordan, from Illinois
I distinctly remember a road trip reflection
And the moving, grooving sounds of an Immaculate Collection
I’d cry “Track 15!” like a backseat DJ
Letting my Baptist minister father know his son was so gay
Bradford, from New Jersey
Through the years worship forced me to wear everything from jelly bracelets to Kabballah strings
I sported some really bad roots and even rocked some tooth bling
Blew my paychecks on Pilates to look lean and mean
But through it all, Madonna is and always will remain my mother_@#_ing Queen
Our girl Deelishis is back in the pages of Smooth with these brand-new photos that hit the web this morning (She showed of plenty of skin the last time she was in Smooth – click for the pics!) . We’re loving the Flashdance theme and we’re thrilled that the Flavor of Love 2 winner has taken her passion (for posin’ for sexy pics) and made it happen. Check out more of the kinda NSFW pics below (she’s clothed, but there’s a lot of skin!). [YBF]
There’s nothing like having the world find out that you cheated on your jailed husband with your manager’s assistant; but it’s far worse when the source of the news is your DAD. That’s the sitch Amy Winehouse has found herself in this morning, but she’s probably too drunk/stoned/crazy to notice. Papa Winehouse is super pissed about his daughter’s violent outbursts last week that landed her in jail (see pic above), so he’s speaking out to the only people who will listen to him – the tabloids.
After ranting on about Amy’s current health crisis, Mitch Winehouse dished the dirt on Amy’s alleged romance with her manager/babysitter, Alex Haynes. “I am shocked. His job was to look after Amy. I asked him to stay with Amy while she was recording at Henley. This was not part of the job! I don’t like infidelity. But Alex could be the victim in all this. I can’t ever imagine Alex seducing Amy. He looks like Clark Kent. It was clearly the other way round and Amy had her wicked way with him. But I would never dream of putting those two together.”
Will Amy divorce her jailbird for a super hero? Only time – and hopefully rehab – will tell! [NOTW]
OMG OMG OMG. Hannah Montana ain’t so G-Rated anymore! Miley Cyrus, the wholesome teen with a rebellious streak (and billions of dollars) has posed – draped only in a sheet – for legendary photog Annie Leibovitz. The pics, which were taken for an article in Vanity Fair, are pretty provocative for a 15-year old whose average fan has yet to hit puberty. Her bosses at the Disney Channel are clearly pissed off by the sexy shots, as their recently released statement reveals: “Unfortunately as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines.”
Miley denounced the photos, alleging that she thought the pics would be “artistic” but having seen them is now “embarrassed.” But the singer apparently loved the photo when it was taken on-set, as did her parents and other handlers who were also present, claims Vanity Fair. “Miley’s parents and/or minders were on the set all day,” the mag said. “Since the photo was taken digitally, they saw it on the shoot and everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley.”
Vanity Fair, FTW! Poor little Miley. During these tough times of sexy scandal, we hope our star is looking deep within herself and asking that all-important question that can surely guide her along this bumpy road - “What would Britney do?” [DListed]
The last episode of Celebrity Fit Club was so good, it made Sommore do THIS:
Amy Winehouse was arrested for assault! They tried to make her go to jail and she said, “I don’t really have a choice.” [CelebSlam]
Angelina Jolie blows minds, wears yellow. Now she’s really making a difference in the world. [Seriously? OMG! WTF?]
Spencer Pratt swears there is a Lauren Conrad sex tape, and says he’ll take a lie detector to prove it. Who still cares besides him and LC anyway? [Us]
Paris and Benji ran over a photog. How very “Britney” of them – let’s hope they start wearing pink wigs and running red lights asap! [DListed]
We’re already sick of Ashlee Simpson‘s baby, and it technically doesn’t even exist yet. [Us]
LOST returned from hiatus last night with an all-killer/no-filler, story-based episode titled “The Shape of Things to Come”. If this type of intensity is the shape of things to, I might need some adult diapers. Ben showed us some of his ninja moves, Charles Widmore upped the ante, the Black Smoke Monster took the bullet train to Othersville, we say goodbye to an innocent pawn, we learned Claire is made of Teflon, Bernard gets to practice the Morse Code skills he learned in dental school, and Ben took in the sights in some beautiful parts of the world.
Ezra Masters, aka Buddha, has a baffling career. He introduced himself on the premiere of I Love New York 2 as a personal trainer, a real estate entrepreneur and a life coach, but forgot to mention that he’d been on BET’s Hell Date — prompting fans to suspect that he was more interested in acting than in winning New York’s heart. Judging from the YouTube clip above, the fans were probably right and it seems possible that his grand plan is panning out. The clip says that it’s from Deserved Better, an upcoming television show by Aaron Sorkin, who is the mastermind behind The West Wing and a script doctor on major Hollywood films like Schindler’s List. If true, Buddha may get way more than 15 minutes of fame. But the dialogue and Buddha’s acting in the clip feel like an after school special and there’s no mention of this supposed TV show anywhere on the Internet. Is this really the work of Aaron Sorkin? Also, what has Ezra been up to that would land him a role in a quality drama? Probably not hair commercials, military service, bikini modeling or being a football player, a fireman, a martial arts expert, a boxer, a great smiler or a tea-drinking business man. But, hey, you never know!
The clip above comes from Mariah Carey’s performance on today’s episode of Good Morning America, and it shows an Ashlee Simpson-level snafu. At the start of her “Touch My Body” performance, her backing track comes in too early. And then a second backing track, so that the song takes on a singing-in-the-round effect. Mariah plays it off without so much as a jig, and sings the rest mostly live. But then, after the bridge a particularly impassioned pre-recorded “Touch my body!” rings out, and Mariah coos to a backup singer, “Stop singing my parts, now baby!” Uh, isn’t singing your part exactly what backing tracks are supposed to do? [via ONTD]