The first thing Jay-Z did was grin. “The good news is that I got seven new records. The bad news is that I got to talk you all through it, and I’m not the best public speaker.”
And with that, one of the world’s great rappers kicked-off his Storytellers show. The performance, built around the tracks from the new American Gangster disc, was shot in Brooklyn a few weeks ago, and tells the story of the rise and fall of a guy a lot like Jigga. “This is what would have happened if I didn’t become Jay-Z,” he said. “This is Shawn Carter’s story.” Make the jump for a breakdown of Jay’s set, which airs on VH1 tonight at 9pm.
So here’s how this works (or so we think). Spencer gets a brilliant idea to draw attention to his pasty face. He spreads a rumor about his own sex tape to whatever tabloid will listen (sound familiar?) and they pick it up. He makes sure that the rumor paints him as a desirably lover, wanted by women, when we all know that no lady in her right mind, much less a bevy of hot Brazilians, would go near him – clothed or naked. Now sit back and watch the gossip blogs go crazy with sex tape story! You did it, Spencer! Finally, cap off the publicity blitz with the world’s stupidest statement: “I was never on camera, and there is no sex tape. However, I did go to Brazil three years ago to film a jujitsu tournament for a documentary.”
A jujitsu tournament? That’s interesting, because the only thing I’ve ever seen Spencer move on The Hills is his mouth – to insult his girlfriend. Nice try Spence! We think the blond bad boy is behind his latest burst of web-fame, but in case there’s some truth to the story, we promise to be the first in line to watch his Brazilian boot-fest. Cuz aren’t you a little curious too? [Image: Getty]
I’m just gonna put it out there: besides New York herself and Sister Patterson’s claws, Midget Mac is the greatest thing to happen to I Love New York in the show’s run. Having a little person on the show to vie for New York’s love was a novel idea, but during his time on the show, Midget Mac’s character grew out of the shadow of his height (or lack thereof). Before his elimination, New York called him the “biggest little man I ever met,” and she might as well have been speaking for the whole world: we could all learn a thing or two from Midget Mac about keeping our spirits up when life has got us down.
After the jump, Mac talks about his elimination, his fame, his daughters, his life, his use of the word “midget”…really, everything. He’s as open and jovial on the phone as he is on the show. This guy’s the real deal.
Movie premieres, awards shows, benefit concerts, and plain old clubbin’ – even though most of us are at home, the beautiful peeps are living it up somewhere. About Last Night puts you in touch with all the action.
The 2007 CMA Awards was packed with artists and actors such as Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Jamie Foxx, Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman, Jewel, Leann Rimes, Kate Walsh, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride, and Taylor Swift.
Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, Brittany Murphy, Jaime Pressly, and Rachel Zoe were among the celebs at L’Oreal Paris’ “A Night of Hope” to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
Don’t you kind of wish you had a “priest stalker?” It’s like a regular stalker, but so much cooler and closer to God! Eh, not so much. So it sucks that Conan O’Brien, our favorite red-haired funny guy, has a real-live stalker, The Rev. David Ajemian, a priest in the Archdiocese of Boston. Holy insanity! The guy was arrested while attempting to enter a taping of Conan’s show in New York City. Ajemian referred to himself as “your priest stalker” and sent numerous letters and emails to the star. One angrily asked, “Is this the way you treat your most dangerous fans?” after he was denied entrance to an earlier taping of the Late Night show. Conan – who is from the Boston area – and his stalker may have even attended Harvard University at the same time in the ’80s. Perhaps this helped to spur on Ajemian’s infatuation? His holiness has “been placed on leave” from the church and cannot “minister publicly.” We’re sure he’ll do a lot of crazy ministering in his jail cell! [Yahoo]
There’s nasty viral video entitled “2 Girls, 1 Cup” that made it’s way around the web this week that would burn your eyes and soul if you watched it (it involves poop and people, and this here blogger has avoided it). However one person who hasn’t shied away is NYC rocker – and aspiring comedian – John Mayer. He and pal (and Best Week Ever talking head) Sherrod Small have parodied the grossness, and while it may not be as funny as dating Jessica Simpson, we admire them for taking a stab at it. And now we kinda want some Pinkberry.
In case you’re curious about the original video (it’s seems to have currently disappeared off the web, thank god) – here’s a whole website with reaction shots of people as they watch it. Our fave is below. The first person to have that cheesebag classical music theme as their ringtone is going to be coolio.
Jennifer Lopez is Pregnant – Surprised?
The worst kept secret in the world is out after J.Lo confirms her pregnancy at her Miami show. She can finally get back to wearing regular ol’ sexy clothes now. Phew! [Us]
Lindsay’s Crashed Mercedes for Sale
Feel like blowing over $100,000 on a cokehead’s car? Bid on Lindsay’s wrecked ride – it’s up on Ebay (she must really need some cash). [NYP]
Rosie’s Rumored Show Gets Canned
But never fear, she’s blogged all about it on her site! Guess it wasn’t meant 2b. [Us]
Ashley and Lance’s Sleepover
They keep hooking up and we keep getting more grossed out. Friend are claiming Lance might be having a midlife crisis – but really he just likes young tail. [Us]
Tom Gushes Over Katie – Again
Tom: “Katie’s an inspiration!” Katie: “Tom is all things love and light!” Suri: “Someone pay attention to me!” [People]
Darling Tila, we need to talk. We really need to talk. We need you to call us. We would call you, but we do not have your phone number. Also, if you call us we will feel that we have upheld the social compact, the unspoken rules about telephone-conversation-generation between a media conglomerate and one lone dating-show host. But we digress.
Tila, yesterday evening we learned the following:
- You masturbate nine times daily
- You are willing to let innocent youth debase themselves for your amusement and then vanquish them from the competition with nary a thought about their feelings and/or welfare
- You appear to be attracted to emotionally unstable and potentially dangerous human beings who prefer to wear thongs (when they wear anything at all) and are inexplicably huge fans of two-toned hair, makeup that makes them look like plague victims and the idea of falling in love
None of them are in love with you, Tila. But you look confused. We were worried this might happen. Call it shock. Call it Tequila Syndrome. But whatever you do, just call us.
Are you smart enough? Are you model enough? Most importantly, do you want to be on TV? Find out at our new casting site for America’s Most Smartest Model. That’s right: The show’s producers are looking for fresh-faced, charismatic talent who want to compete against one another. If you’ve got the total package — beauty and brains — and can successfully answer . . . uh, questions, you’ve got a shot. Sample: You’ve just been hired to be the underwear model for a green campaign. What will your underwear be made of and what color will they be? Correct answer: What underwear?
Think on your feet, people!
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In a strange but sweet turn of events, Britney’s album is not number one on this week’s Billboard charts! The lazy pop star has been beaten by – of all people – soft rocking geezers The Eagles. THE EAGLES! Oh man, karma is sweet and comes in the shape of a bunch of old, graying dudes. They were able to sneak in and whup Brit’s ass after Billboard revised “a policy which considers album sales even when they’re only sold exclusively by one retailer. In this case, Wal-Mart, which had exclusive rights to sell the Eagles disc in its stores and on its Web site, agreed to release its sales numbers.” The guys beat Britney hard – selling 711,000 units compared to her 290,000 – which came in way below the predicted estimate of 330,000-350,000. Maybe it’s time to get out there and start promoting, B!
Brit might want to start saving what money she’s got left, as she’s been ordered to pay her ex-hubby’s legal fees in their custody battle – all $120,000 of them. Legal papers reveal that Kevin Federline is “self-employed as a performing artist” and that “he does not earn any income.” Ha ha ha! Maybe Brit could get Don Henley to help out? He’s surely rolling in dough from all those albums he sold this week! [Image: Getty]