Kelly Clarkson‘s My December has hit major icebergs in its quest for release. As was previously reported, the American Idol’s third record met an icy reception from label boss Clive Davis, and now Clarkson’s spilling the beans. Initially insulted that her label wanted her to use songwriters, the final affront came in the form of a Lindsay Lohan track: "My label literally sent me a Lindsay Lohan track from her last album and wanted me to record it for my new album. And while I like Lindsay Lohan, like I’m cool with her and I think she sings the song well… it’s already been on an album." Clarkson continued, "I just don’t like working with someone that gives you a song and is like, ‘Oh, I wrote this for you.’ But you find out that they’ve given it to every other artist and they turned it down, you know?" Could Clarkson be referring to her nuclear hit "Since U Been Gone," written by Dr. Luke and Max Martin, and shopped around to other pop stars before Clarkson’s recording? According to a source, Clarkson didn’t even want to include it on the album.
If Larissa’s expression (and oft-used verbal crutch) are any indication, this episode smells like…
Even global pop concerts can’t please everyone on the planet, so perhaps it makes sense that Live Aid bigwig Bob Geldof is kvetching a bit over the upcoming Live Earth bash, which is basically using the famed entrepreneur’s template for mult-artist, multi-city shows around a socio-political cause. The former rock singer says he would only organize such an affair if he "could go on stage and announce concrete environmental measures from the American presidential candidates, Congress or major corporations." None of that has happened yet for Al Gore’s July 7 affair. But Live Earth has managed to reunite Spinal Tap, so all can’t be too bad in the world.
If you ever want to feel attracted to someone again, then best to avoid the very not-safe-for-work extended version of Marilyn Manson‘s video for "Heart-Shaped Glasses" here after the jump. According to Radar, a source close to the production crew said that the simulated sex between Manson and his teenage squeeze Evan Rachel Wood (including some very graphic screams on her part) wasn’t so simulated. We know: Ewww. Coming out on top is Manson’s ex-wife, burlesque goddess Dita Von Teese, who had the following, exceedingly well-adjusted statement to make to the press: "I know a lot of people are shocked by it and think I should be shocked but he has put every one of his girlfriends in his videos so it doesn’t come as any surprise to me." None of that, however, can make-up for the part of the video where the two are digging at each other’s faces with their tongues while rolling around in blood. Enjoy, people! It’s just like Carrie, without the satisfying ending.
"I think it’s the full picture," she says. "I look at a guy and think he has such a cute nose or such nice eyes, but there isn’t one feature I look for in a guy. One thing that I look for that isn’t physical is a healthy confidence…If somebody is confident in a way that you would admire – being strong, funny – that can make someone that you might not initially be attracted to more attractive."
Riiiight. After the jump, we rifle through ScarJo’s past and rumored loves to see if her philosophy holds up…
In one brief MySpace entry, ska-pop princess Lily Allen reignited her war with fellow Brit Amy Winehouse and addressed the pressure she feels to be thin in the body-obsessed entertainment industry. Writing from "a sea of tears from my hotel bed in Seattle," the "Smile" singer tells fans she "spent the past hour researching gastric bypass surgery, and laser lipo suction." [sic] Allen’s MySpace confessional comes just weeks after cancelling nearly all of her tour dates due to feeling "tired." She has four remaining shows.
Is Lily days away from a full-scale meltdown?
Jessica “Deep Throats” Ice Cream
a skimpy red outfit, Simpson takes the cone out of her mouth and says
“Maybe that’s what boys like. That’s what I do, so hopefully they do.”
Watch the sexy clip! [ebaumsworld]
Kardashian & Bush Are Dating
Paris Hilton introduced the couple when she was dating Reggie’s former USC teammate Matt Leinhart. Will we see a ‘Kim Kardashian Superstar: 2′? [Us Magazine]
“Mother’s Day” Sheryl Crow Adopts
She named the 2-week-old boy Wyatt, after her dad, and plans on reducing her tour schedule to become a full-time mom. [TMZ]
Paris Hilton‘s 45-day jail sentence is so sensational that people we haven’t heard from since at least before the word "blog" was invented are stepping up to snark. The funniest comes from notorious ex-con Patty Hearst, who contacted TMZ.com to deny a report that she’s giving Paris advice. Instead, she takes the opportunity to riff on Paris’ recent misfortune: "I must say that my heart goes out to the inmates of the Century Regional Detention Center. Forty-five days with Paris Hilton and the attendant publicity seems like cruel and unusual punishment to me. Perhaps THEY should be petitioning the Governor for relief?" she writes. Hands down, this is the best commentary on Paris yet. Get this cult figure a blog, stat!
Patty recommends that Paris "read Candy Spelling‘s letter several times and take her advice to heart," which brings us to our next item…
"How are you growing?" asked Mo’Nique as she gave Courtney the boot. Is Courtney the only Charm School girl that isn’t growing? Was head mistress Mo justified in expelling Courtney from school — and from 50,000 bucks? Or should another girl have been cut instead? Weigh in now, and check back soon for our official recap.
Gangstas and Prankstas
Video: T.I. plays another college, gets capped by another water-filled projectile, offers up another 50 large (Crunk & Disorderly)
Ghostface Killah: ‘I’m still struggling … I’m not rich … I’mma start singing for God’ (SOHH)
Moms Is Down
Kanye West’s mother thinks Graduation is his best album ever (VH1)
Video: Kelis has cramps, sniffs husband’s armpit (MissInfo)
R U Ready?
Album art, track list released for R. Kelly‘s Double Up (HipHopDX)
Percy Purges Profanities
Master P: ‘Al Sharpton and Oprah Winfrey are absolutely right!’ (XXL)