Our You Oughta Know artist turned global superstar John Legend stopped by chez Colbert recently, singing a little valentine to the Lady of New York Harbor. There was love in the air, but some tension, too. Toward the end, the host said he just might kick the natty soul celeb’s “prom king ass.” Why must a woman come between friends? Y’all know we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Thriller, yes?
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 episode, Lance hunts ghosts in his closet. He’s obsessed with the paranormal, see. But it seems like the paranormal doesn’t want to have anything to do with him.
There’s no reason not to feel in the know about Snoop Dogg‘s new Ego Trippin’, dropping Tuesday. Yesterday we showed where an advance track could be heard. Today’s the full track listing (catch it after the jump). There’s also a sizable profile of the Doggfather and his disc, and a Rolling Stone review. Here’s part of what he’s telling Billboard.
“I’m the nicest rapper in the world,” he quietly declares. “But at the same time I’ve got that bad boy persona and I didn’t really want to approach it like that this time. I wanted to make a record that felt good the whole way through as opposed to trying to make a record that was so gangsta, so hard or so ‘hood-appealing. I looked at people before me to see how they went through different decades with their music. Curtis and Marvin lasted, making their same kind of music even after disco came in and then played out. With my career lasting this long, I had to start looking at the changes in music and the changes in me, seeing what’s needed to stay here.”
Head to Rhapsody on Tuesday to hear Ego Trippin’ for free.
Below, Inna talks about fighting with senior citizens, rumors of bisexuality and how she felt about Bret calling her his “Ukrainian love tank.”
Dina Lohan should seriously write a book on how to best screw up children. Lindsay Lohan‘s
enabler mommy-dearest was out and about with her youngest daughter Ali yesterday, and the two got busy incoherently plugging their upcoming reality TV show. While Ali mumbled something about all the advice Lindsay’s given her, Dina went on a tear about the family’s latest venture on the small screen: “… we have no choice. Tabloids and reality shows are not going away. If they know who Ali is as a person, it’s better.” Wow what great mom advice! If you can’t beat the hordes of paparazzi who exploit your kids, join them! Her other obviously genius move – giving Ali a haircut identical to hers. Nothing says “my kid’s growing up too fast” than a 45-year old’s do.
Watch the video here for all it’s cringe-worthy goodness.
They can’t warp our brains with every episode, and after last week I’m happy they don’t. Last night’s show, entitled “The Other Woman,” brought back the jungle whispers, told us who sent Not-Penny’s-Boat, and explained a love triangle that didn’t include Kate as well as a love quadrangle that does include Kate. It also filled us in on Ben owning everyone he comes in contact with – especially Locke.
Got an appetite for
rabbit answers? We can satisfy that hunger. What did you notice about last night’s episode? Add your catches in the comments section.
Apparently, Rihanna‘s not concerned about cloudy skies at her shows. The superstar face of Totes has banned the presence of umbrellas at her shows, meaning Ri-Ri’s the only one allowed to dance with the waterproof canopies.
But it’s not jealousy that’s motivating the singer to deprive fans of their umbrella-propped routines; apparently she’s doing it as a safety measure. According to security guards at a March 3rd UK show, “We were told that Rihanna’s song features dancing with umbrellas on stage. We didn’t want the crowd following her actions and someone getting their eye poked out.”
The moments of truth come fast and furious on American Idol, where each week we crush a young man or woman’s dream. But few of these moments have the gravity of the Final 12 pick, where the fat is trimmed and the real contestants are allowed to take center stage. For the eight men and eight women who have made it this far, ’80s week was a challenge. Nobody’s fate was assured (except, perhaps, David Archuleta’s). Who’s in, who’s out? There were surprises and lesser surprises, but ultimately, Luke Menard, Danny Noriega, Kady Molloy, and Asia’h Epperson were dispatched. Let’s consider the losers:
Destiny’s Child star Kelly Rowland has finally admitted to getting a boob job last fall. Her reason, of all things, was to be able to fit into designer clothes better. Um, okay. If only we had some designer clothes to try to squeeze into. Anyway – Kelly didn’t go for the Pamela Anderson look, opting instead to go up just one cup size to a B. Whatever makes you happy Kel! We’ve got the before and after look above, and you can check out some bikini pics here. Bootylicious!
Chris and Rihanna’s Parisian Snuggle Sesh
OMG! Music’s two golden children are caught cuddling up a storm! Now there’s no denying that these two are maybe/possibly/probs a couple. [Just Jared]
Michelle Dishes on Heath Break-Up
Prior to her the death of her ex, Williams divulged that she “didn’t know where to go” following the couple’s break up. [People]
Ashlee Simpson: “I Wasn’t Wasted On the Radio!”
The singer adamantly claims that she wasn’t drunk during a recent radio interview. Unfortunately, she confirms that she wasn’t hammered when she got her new fugly tattoo, either. [People]
John Mayer Disses Ex-Love
Oh! Mayer’s back on his blog and talking about an ex. Think it’s Jess? [Mayer's Blog]
Lionel Loves Nicole’s Mommy Skills
Awww, grandpa Richie coos over his daughter’s newfound mothering skills. We like Nicole all grown up too! [Us]