Jermaine Dupri is releasing an autobiography (why?) about his life, natch, entitled “Young, Rich and Dangerous.” Inside the pages he takes a little dig at America’s favorite pelvic-gyrating pop star Justin Timberlake, writing “I think Justin Timberlake is a talented performer. But he’s very ordinary-looking. He could be any skinny white kid from the suburbs of Orlando. You could go to the mall and find another Justin. He doesn’t make his style interesting even when he’s onstage. To me, he just doesn’t look like a star.”
Woah there! Does JD really want to start beef with the TimberKing over – of all things - his looks? Last time we check he wasn’t ranking that high on the sexy scale either (and isn’t he like, a lot shorter than Janet?) Sure Dupri was worth $60 million in 2006, but JT’s catching up – according to Forbes his tour alone brought in $41 million for April to August. Maybe Jermaine should put down his pen and head out to some mall in Orlando and find himself the next Justin . [NYP. Images: Getty]
Our favorite friend of famous people, Kim Kardashian, celebrated her birthday last night in La La Land surrounded by a bunch of fellow nobodies, like her sisters, Brittny Gastineau, and that chick who founded the Pussycat Dolls. Kim recently said, “Everyone thinks that I am this wild party girl and that I get drunk and dance on tables, but I don’t even drink alcohol.” Kim may not be boozing in the pics below, but she certainly looks wild. Her eyelashes alone are a jungle!
Check out the photos of the soirée (held at Hollywood hot spot Les Deux) and let us know your guess as to how old Kim turned yesterday – from the looks of it she could be celebrating 21 – or 41.
[All images: Getty]
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Kim Kardashian Strips for Playboy
Movie premieres, awards shows, benefit concerts, and plain old clubbin’ – even though most of us are at home, the beautiful peeps are living it up somewhere. About Last Night puts you in touch with all the action.
Megan Fox, Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rosario Dawson, and the Heroes cast were among the many celebrities at Spike TV’s “Scream 2007.”
Kim Kardashian rang in her birthday at Les Deux in Hollywood with her family and friends Brittny Gastineau and Aubrey O’Day (of Making the Band).
Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Cate Blanchett, Jonathan Rhys Meyers (channeling Tom Cruise), and Monica Belucci were spotted arriving to various premieres at the 2nd Rome Film Festival.
For fans of the disgraced pop princess, tomorrow’s a special day: VH1 will be streaming the new Britney Spears record, in its entirety. So what’s the word back on what you can expect? A bevy of experts have already weighed in. And the news will disappoint all you haters out there: If you believe the critics, Blackout is actually supposed to be pretty good. How do you think it will compare to her previous work?
“She may no longer dance with flair, lip-sync on cue, keep her dress down, or even be judged a suitable mom, but Britney Spears can still turn up on some slammin’ new songs. The much-whispered-about, oft-giggled-over Blackout album, the singer’s first in four years, contains flashes of the zippy pop and propulsive dance beats Brit fans treasure, despite the singer’s, shall we say, distracting activities of the last year.” – The New York Daily News
“This album is going to be #1!!! Everyone needs to back the hell off. Her family wouldn’t have nothing if it weren’t for her. Even Mr. Federline he has what he has because of her. She has made everyone lives better. She’s young and just living her life (and yes the way she wants ). I’m so excited, can’t wait for the 30th!!! YOU GO GIRL!!” – Ashley, a rather intense fan of Britney Spears, in a post at VH1.com
A good subtitle for this episode?
“Suck My Twinkie.”
J. Lo’s Hubby: Singing About Baby?
Marc Anthony belted out Journey’s love song “Faithfully” at a recent show and dedicated it to his wife. Either he wants us to know she’s knocked up, or he just loves really bad 80′s jams. [Us]
Britney Gets Her Babies Back
The singer had her visitation rights with her kids reinstated, which means they’ll probably be taken away in a couple of hours. [TMZ]
Is Ellen a Chronic Dog Ditcher?
A producer has come forward to reveal that the talk show host adopted, and then re-gifted, her pup a few years back. The plot of Puppy-gate thickens! [NYP]
Kim Kardashian Claims to be Tame
The big-bootied nobody says she’s not a party girl – she just poses as one in Playboy. [Us]
Brangelina Mix Business with Pleasure
The perfect pair are producing a new HBO show together about aid workers saving the world. We wanted sex tapes! [People]
If controversy is your cup of tea, be here Tuesday morning to hear Britney Spears‘ wildly-anticipated CD, Blackout. Lots of Brit tracks have hit the Web in various forms during the last few weeks, but Tuesday is the day when the real deal comes to town. Many of the songs are said to have a synth-driven dance vibe, a la the lead track, “Gimme More.” One, “Get Naked (I Got a Plan),” certainly has sex on its mind. Pundits have said that the album is more impressive than one might think given the singer’s recent escapades. At any rate, the ball will be in your court. We expect lots of comments when you’re done listening to the CD in its entirety courtesy of VH1′s The Leak. As a matter of fact, weigh in now: will the disc live up to Brit’s previous work?
Make the jump to see Blackout‘s final track listing. Watch a fun overview of Brit’s career in Box Set.
You’ve watched America’s Most Smartest Model and developed opinions. Now we want to hear them: Who do you think should be the next contestant to be kicked off the show?
To help start the conversation, we’ve asked some of our friends in the online fashion community what they think. Today’s guest-blogger is Tracie Egan, whose NSFW One D at a Time blog we read with the lights out. During the day, she writes viciously funny items for one of the best style blogs out there: Jezebel.
“You know, on America’s Most Smartest Model, we’re supposed to be questioning whether these people are intelligent, but I instead find myself questioning whether these people are models. Like, does Jesse really get work? Don’t get me wrong, guts are fine, but I thought that the fundamental basics of modeling are not having a bad angle and not being afraid to show your body. Then there’s 27-year-old Rachel, whose chances of winning this thing — or having a career in this field at all — are about as slim as those twig arms of hers. Really, Andre is right to be so arrogant in his abilities. I think he’s the hottest and most photogenic one in the running. And if speaking seven languages wasn’t enough of an intelligence indicator, he’s also big on facts: His stock retort in most of his conflicts is, ‘I’m Russian.’ It’s funny ’cause it’s true.”
We think Jesse and Rachel Myers should go, too. This Sunday, who would you eliminate?
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Episode 3 Sneak Peek
- Heath Ledger reportedly is set to sign on for a sequel to Brokeback Mountain. It will chronicle his character’s experiences with homophobia and, let’s hope, his discovery of lube. [Dlisted]
- Whitney Houston makes a surprise appearance at London’s Swarovski Fashion Rocks show. She looks like a million bucks…and that’s not drug money or anything! [CONCRETELOOP]
- Victoria Beckham may benefit from a hair makeover she’s getting for the Spice Girls reunion. And if they throw in a free attitude adjustment, we’ll all benefit. [Seriously? OMG! WTF?]
- Shar Jackson wins Celebrity Rap-Off. I just cannot wait to see where this achievement will take her career! [Celebitchy]
- Lindsay Lohan‘s handler feels her up. He’s really serious about his job title. [CityRag]