Brangelina Brood Leaves Prague
Bony Saint Angelina, Papa Pitt, and their tiny crew of kids boarded a private jet out of Prague this weekend. Are they headed home to New Orleans or could they be off to adopt another tot? [Just Jared]
Paris: G-Rated Sleepover with Pals
Paris invited friends to a weekend sleepover at her fave Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow where the group chowed on grilled cheese sandwiches and strawberry shakes and watch old movies. [NY Post]
Simon Blasts Kelly Clarkson Idol judge Simon Cowell went after Kelly Clarkson, following her attack on aging label head Clive Davis. Does the embattled pop star have any friends left in the business? [TMZ]
Depending on your taste, our new dating-based elimination show with Poison frontman Bret Michaels is a sexy turn on or an animalistic turn off. Or maybe it’s a combination of both. Regardless of how you feel about Rock of Love, it would be hard to call the show boring — from the elimination in the first act to the impromptu pole dancing to a whole lot of crazy talk. Let us know what you make of all this insanity right now and stay tuned for our official recap!
Jermaine Dupri has revealed that his girlfriend Janet Jackson is following in his footsteps by moving from Virgin Records (where Jermaine was the president of the urban-music department and where Janet has been releasing records since 1993′s janet.) to Island Def Jam. Unlike with Janet’s flop 2006 album 20 Y.O., Jermaine, now the president of Island Records Urban Music, says he’s keeping his hands off her next album:
“She’s on Island, but it’s more or less [Def Jam CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid's] project. I let him deal with that on a day-to-day basis…I don’t really know what he’s got in mind at this point. His past record isn’t shabby so I’m going to let him do what he’s going to do. I’m going to do [the new] Mariah [Carey album], and we’re going to make it seem like we’re in competition to see who’s going to have the biggest album of the year.“
While the release of Janet’s next disc is as yet unknown, Mariah’s follow-up to The Emancipation of Mimi has been tapped for a Nov. 20 release. The two titan divas going head-to-head is an exciting prospect, however, I get the feeling that this could all be settled with a few rounds of mud wrestling or foxy boxing. They both have the boobs for it.
But really, Jermaine is widely blamed for the failure of 20 Y.O. His lack of involvement could be the best thing for Janet’s career since getting those ribs removedliposuction she became, like, really hot via a sensible diet and strenuous exercise. [Billboard.com / Image credit: Getty]
There’s no trust left in this crumbled marriage. Both Britney and Kevin have allegedly hired private investigators to dig up dirt to use against each other in their messy custody battle. And though it would be adorable and we’re sure Brit considered it – the snoops are not Jayden James and Sean Preston. So what have they learned? According to Kevin’s spy, Britney has a booze runner who goes out and picks up her bottles so no one spots her at the liquor store. Now this IS something she’s having her kids do, natch. She also reportedly walks around the house naked and doesn’t care who sees her. Come on Kev - is anyone really looking?
The naked pop star got a big pile of dirt on her ex too. Her spy reportedly says K-Fed boozes with pals, smokes mounds of marijuana, and brings home ladies galore for one night stands. How fatherly! This is parenting at its best, folks. The judge in their custody battle should do the right thing and just keep those two kids for himself. It’s doubtful Sean and JJ enjoy being shuttled between CheetoLand and the poor man’s Playboy mansion. Poor little tots. Now go get Mommy some Schnapps! [Splash News]
Speaking to VH1 News on the red carpet outside the ESPY Awards, basketball giant LeBron James let it slip that he’s a Simpsons fan. He likes Bart, apparently, because Bart doesn’t follow anyone’s rules but his own. Let that be a lesson, NBA. For more exclusive event madness, check our Red Hot Red Carpet section now.
Last night saw yet another evening of intense trivia from the 2007 World Series of Pop Culture. In the first round, Wocka Wocka took on They’re Real & They’re Spectacular — and kicked some serious ass. In the second, El Chupacabra failed to dominate Fragilay and were promptly booted from the stage. Pop culture is brutal, yo. For all your in-depth recapping needs, check the most excellent World of Pop blog and test your own knowledge with some of their games. And remember, the action continues Monday night at 9 p.m. on VH1. Get nerdy!
Big surprise – the stars of MTV’s Meet The Barkersare calling it quits for realsies this time. After shooting their reality – "look at us we’re a normal married couple with kids, tattoos and millions of dollars" – show about wedded bliss, the pair split, reconciled, and have now split again, for good. And good riddance to them! They join a slew of other couples who popped upon MTV together and in love only to find themselves bitten by the "We’re so happy together" reality TV show curse. Think we’re lying? Look who else has felt the black magic:
In what appears to be a regular column, Kelis gets her post-Imus discourse on in the latest issue of the newish, hip lass mag Missbehave. The piece titled "Kelis On…Name Calling," finds Mrs. Nas raging against political correctness. "If everyone just said what they thought, maybe we could move on, get past it all and really be free," Kelis writes in one of her more reasoned statements. One to practice what she preaches, Kelis indeed says what she thinks throughout the piece, taking an extreme stance to seemingly prove a point. "How about if a straight man calls another straight man ‘faggot?’" she wonders. "Is it more offensive if the man is gay?" That probably can only be answered on a case-to-case basis: does it hurt more as a gay man to be talked about behind your back or to your face?
Her most outrageous statement, however concerns our very own commander-in-chief.