Let’s assume Bob Dylan didn’t play "A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall" when he serenaded his grandson’s kindergarten class during a string of recent school visits. Let’s assume he stuck to "Froggy Went a’Courting," instead. Evidently rock’s still-vital legend is considered just another "weird man" by some of the audience members. They’re proabably not wrong. Who knows? Maybe he tests out new material on their yet-to-be-jaded ears. Here’s what one recent track sounds like.
Tell us: which Dylan tunes would go over best with the six-year-old crowd?
Last night must’ve been exciting for fans of the Young Guns films, as the two American Idolcontestants sent packing—Phil Stacey (the baldie) and Chris Richardson (one of the pseudo Timberlakes)—both re-sang Bon Jovi songs from the kitschy ’80s western.
We also learned that Blake Lewis (the other pseudo JT) and Chris Richardson are totally BFF and are psyched to tour together this summer. It’s too bad that Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell can’t take a cue from these dudes about male friendship, and quit gay-bashing each other. Their claws were out again last night, with Seacrest making a rather confusing insinuation that Simon’s girlfriend is his "beard" by saying she is an ugly "puppet" and that he his the puppet master. Simon got all mad, not about the implication that he has a beard, but that his beard is ugly, and was like, "If you’re going to be obnoxious, I won’t talk to you. Apologize. You’re being rude about my girlfriend." Later on in the show, Seacrest wouldn’t let the awkward exchange drop, saying, "As we’ve heard [Simon] has a girlfriend, and it is very serious. Trust me."
The Beastie Boys have been teasing girls since Licensed to Ill dropped in ’86. But they’ve grown up a little bit. To show how mature they are these days, they’ve allegedly scrapped their plans to reference the love of Jay-Z’s life in the title of their forthcoming instrumental CD. So no, the trio’s next album won’t be calledThick, Like Beyonce’s Leg.
In fact there’s damn good chance that the album is called The Mix-Up. But don’t rule out the idea that it could be Sweet, Like J. Lo’s Rump, Phat, LIke Diddy’s Wallet, or Insane, LIke Phil Spector’s Old Hair.
Our ramp-up to Rock Honors (May 24) always includes revealing chats with the heroes themselves. Here’s a recollection of on-stage shenanigans from ZZ Top.
The Texas Trio has earned itself lots of props for getting a big-ass sound. Three guys? With Billy Gibbons’ guitar wailing, sometimes they sound like six. But one thing’s for sure: It ain’t ZZ Top if Dusty Hill isn’t plugged in.
– Britney Spears nude photos hit the ‘Net. This time, boobs are exposed, not vagina. The image makeover continues! [Egotastic!]
- Once again, Tyra Banks claims she’s in good shape and, once again, adds a disclaimer ("If I have cellulite on my butt, so what!"). It’s like the verbal equivalent of a yo-yo diet. Come off it, already. [Crunk + Disorderly]
- Ricky Martin stands crotch-to-crotch with a scantly clad woman who’s bent over in front of him. If that doesn’t do the trick what will? (Note: It’s not doing the trick.) [Dlisted]
- Lindsay Lohan still hasn’t learned that she has no business making music. Whatever: her loss, our laughter. [A Socialite's Life]
- Carmen Electra is just a simple country girl with some wheat between her lips, netting between her breasts and Photoshop between what you see and what is real. [CityRag]
When we talked to Jennifer earlier this week, she seemed like a down-to-earth girl who had already put her somewhat scandalous past behind her. But that was before yesterday’s video announcement. Maybe things aren’t so simple anymore, but after going over this interview, there’s no doubt that Jennifer has plenty of drive and intelligence to achieve whatever she wants, porn tape be damned.
After the jump, Jennifer talks about the state of her relationship with her family, those crazy pets of hers and why she maybe didn’t need Charm School, after all.
The Top 6 were mentored by Bon Jovilast night. If Jordin Sparks’ mother is any indication of the band’s demographic, then parents across America were absolutely thrilled that all of the contestants sang songs from the Jersey boys’ catalog. "My mom is gonna flip out," Jordin told the rocker. He grinned. Boomer superstars will do that to fans.