The Queen B joined country group Sugarland onstage at the American Music Awards on Sunday night to come together singing B’s hit Irreplaceable, and well, just watch. Something is just not quite right – the country twang and banjo riff just doesn’t get the song’s sass right. The performance ends up looking (and sounding) uncomfortable and weird, like someone wearing one of those handmade Destiny’s Child outfits (made by Beyonce’s mom) with a pair of really stiff, brand new cowboy boots. Some things, while awesome on their own, just don’t work that well together, which of course means that we can’t stop watching this video over and over again. To the left, ya’ll! [Crunk and Disorderly]
VH1 News caught up with a slew of celebrities on the red carpet outside the American Music Awards and frankly, we’re shocked by what they had to say. It turns out that stars are not just like us, at least not Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry and Josh Groban. In the video above, Carrie offers a unique way to clean up after her dog, Chris explains his fascination with whatever’s inside Robert Plant’s pants, and Josh complains vociferously about how many people want to touch his hair. Count us out, Josh: We think your hair does fine all on its own.
Ashlee Simpson: Nicotine Addict
First Jessica divorced and now Ashlee’s a smoker? Those Simpson girls sure are wild! [NYDN]
Tom Cruise Freaks Over Fat Photo
Oops! That pic snapped by paps of plump and balding Tommy accidentally revealed his surprise cameo in Ben Stiller’s new flick. [EOnline]
Mary-Kate: Sick and Hospitalized
A tiny Olsen twin sent to the hospital with a kidney infection? Can’t say we’re surprised, but we hope she gets well soon! [People]
Britney Finally Protecting her Kids
The messlet has gotten serious about security for her kids. That’s really sweet, but what took her so long? She’s been too busy text messaging pals about her new lips to notice there was a problem. [People]
Nicole Richie Donates Baby Gifts
Nicole has given all those tiny baby cell phones and miniature giant sunglasses she got at her baby shower to charity! That’s
hot generous. [People]
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Since Pretty left, no one else has to go home tonight. Did New York make the right decision? Should she have booted someone anyway? You know, just for the sport of it?
Even superstars can feel less-than on occasion. Take Heroes star Hayden Panettiere. When VH1 News caught up with her on the red carpet outside the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, she explained that she felt the need to wear something really tight — form-fitting, you might say — and pair it with high, high heels. Other stars weighed in, too. Check the videos above for comments from the Spice Girls and Seal.
Were you stoked for yesterday’s episode of The Shot? In the last installment, the contestants were asked to push themselves to the limit. There was death-defying cliff-shooting, and air-defying underwater-shooting. Intense. And therein lies the core of the show, which pits 10 up-and-coming fashion photographers against each other for the chance to win $100,000, a spread in Marie Claire, and a Victoria’s Secret campaign — all the while being judged by a he-Tyra with an Australian accent, Russell James. Catch up on what you missed: Check the recap below.
We’re sure Billy Ray Cyrus (dad to teen queen Miley) was just trying to be nice when he invited Britney Spears over for Thanksgiving dinner, but now he’s kinda screwed. Cuz girlfriend – being the wacky, spontaneous weirdo that she is – has said yes to his offer, and Britney will be shoving sweet potatoes in her mouth alongside 2007′s version of her former self. Weird right? Now that Brit has said yes to his invite of “Honey, you are welcome to a Nashville Thanksgiving at our house,” what is the Cyrus gang to do?
1. Keep the food (and the booze) coming. It’s not just Thanksgiving, but it’s Thanksgiving with a depressed, single 26-year old whose babies are with their dad on a holiday because their mom sucks at life. Make two green bean casseroles this year!
2. Lock up Miley’s closet. Britney is going to try to switch clothes with her immediately. To really prevent this, make sure no one wears a bikini to the dinner table.
3. On second thought, lock up Miley! Do you really want that kind of influence around her? [Images: Getty]
Tila, light of our lives, flower of our secret, lubricant for our pistons, thank you for the call. You cannot know how much we enjoyed your deliciously witty banter, the repartee that made us sing for joy. We have transcribed our conversation (yes, we were taping it, but you did know about that, to be fair), and have typed it up in order to enjoy it later . . . many, many, many times. At times, it seemed like you were so close we could smell the enticing odor of your perfume. We look forward to speaking with you again. But since we don’t want to weird you out or anything, we will keep our distance for the time being. Yes, yes we will. But we anxiously await our next encounter, mystery woman.
For you, faithful readers who’d like to read our interview with Tila Tequila, check back at blog.vh1.com tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 20th, at 10 p.m. for our first installment.
What guy? Oh that guy – the Bend It Like Beckham, Match Point bug-eyed dude. Got it. His name is Jonathan Rhys Meyers, but we kind of think of him as that sometimes hot, sometimes weird looking actor. And now he’s a bona fide celebrity with his first arrest, which took place last night at the Dublin, Ireland airport. Meyers was nailed for public intoxication after displaying some serious drunkenness at the check-in counter and gate. He recently did a rehab stint in LA last April, so this is one of those classic Hollywood slip-ups. Whoops! Still, it looks like he’s been preparing for his mug shot for years. Check out all the bizarro photos we’ve amassed of the guy – he either looks possessed, ready to keel over, or like he’s about to clock someone in the face. We’re sure the real thing pales in comparison! [Us. Images: Getty]
Every week on Next Great American Band, one group never makes it out of the Green Room, one group never makes it to the stage, one group never gets to impress Johnny Goo, Sheila E, Cranky Aussie, and the viewers at home. This week, proving that the Oakland timbales tornado and former Prince protege is correct some of the time, that band was Franklin Bridge (Sheila was a big FB fan). The Philly outfit had big chops and rolled through its funkpopandroll with enough fervor and flair to sustain them through the contest. But after messing around with Billy Joel’s “Big Shot” last week, they have fallen.
This is good for Tres Bien, the giddy garage rockers with a Brit Invasion vibe, who will probably seem tres natural as they tackle a Rolling Stones song this Friday night. What tune would seem most in-sync? Something early, right? “Get Off My Cloud,” “Tell Me,” “Mother’s Little Helper”? And which band will fall next? Hit the “comments” section, y’all.