Speaking about her relationship with rehab rocker Pete Doherty, supermodel Kate Moss told the Interweb, “Sonny and Cher we’re not!” This is true. Late last month, style blog Fashionista reported that photographer Ryan McGinley had shot the couple naked for the June issue of W magazine. It would follow, then, that Pete and Kate think of themselves more like John and Yoko (recalling the famous Annie Leibovitz shoot on the cover of Rolling Stone).
But in terms of temperament, there are other rock ’n’ roll couples that come to mind. Not Kurt and Courtney, say, or Sid and Nancy either. More like Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg. Who would you peg them as?
It’s a sad day for reality show enthusiasts and R&B lovers alike — Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown have made their divorce official. At a hearing in an Orange County, Calif., court on Wednesday attended by Whitney but not Bobby, a judge ruled that the divorce will become final April 24. It was also ruled that Whitney will get full custody of their sole child, Bobbi Kristina. During the hearing, a tearful Whitney testified that she and Bobbi Kris did not need any sort of support from Bobby. She also called her soon-to-be ex "unreliable."
No matter what you thought of their relationship, this is undeniably the end of an era. For 13 years, up until the announcement of their separation last fall, Bobby and Whitney were a seemingly invincible force, deflecting whatever bullets of speculation that were shot at them. Regardless of what went on behind closed doors, they survived in a public forum far longer than anyone expected. In their own bizarre, maybe cracked-out way, they were a source of hope. If Bob and Whit could make it, you could, too. Or so it seemed.
After the jump is a collage of stills from their 2005 Bravo show Being Bobby Brown. Think of it as a final tribute. [AP/Yahoo!]
Rap titan Jay-Z has finally decided on a bubbly brand to endorse, after a recent falling out with French brand Cristal. After wearying months of searching, he decided on Armand de Brignac Champagne, also known as the Ace of Spades because of its gold-plated bottle and pewter label shaped like an ace. No word on whether the fermentation process involves Lemmy and mutton-chops.
Jay-Z declared war on Cristal, calling for an industry wide boycott, following disparaging remarks Cristal head Frédéric Rouzaud made, worrying about the effects the endorsement of the rap community has on the brand: "What can we do? We can’t forbid people from buying it. I’m sure Dom Perignon or Krug would be delighted to have their business." In Jay’s video for "Show Me What You Got," he can be seen turning away a bottle of Cristal for the Ace of Spades.
Maybe you might have heard a little something about Spider-Man 3 opening on May 4th. If you live in New York, however, Spidey’s going to be unavoidable: In addition to the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on May 1st, the gala in Queens (Peter Parker’s home borough) and arachnid exhibits at the Museum of Natural History, April 30th-May 6th is officially Spider-Man Week in NYC. No hero has shilled this hard since R2D2 started working for the post office.
As stupid (and sexist) as Simon’s, "You’ve got nice legs" comment to Haley Scarnato was, it probably saved her from elimination last night. Because, let’s face, Haley (who shared the bottom three with Gina Glocksen and Phil Stacey) does have nice legs, and while Gina may have nicer vocal cords, one of the most important lessons we’ve learned on this season of American Idol is that people aren’t moving on in this competition according to singing talent. So it was Gina’s time to go.
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Boasting more "features" than the shelves of Blockbuster, the video for DJ Khaled‘s "We Takin’ Over" passes the mic between some of the hottest names in hip-hop. T.I.? Akon? Lil’ Wayne? Rick Ross? Fat Joe? Birdman? All present; and all apparently wanted by "The Man." So what happens when you cast rap superstars in what looks like an episode of "Miami Vice?" Here’s what we learned: