TMZ recently posted this video of New York mouthing off to he paparazzi. Go get ‘em, Tiffany! The best part of this occurs toward the end when the guy holding the the camera demands, “Tell me something else.” New York looks right into the camera and says, “Nooooo.” Hee!
This photo of Lou Pearlman seemed to be begging for a caption, something like “It was awesome!” Or simply, “Boys!” But both of these felt really wrong. In case you aren’t sure who that big old fat dude is, he’s the puppet master behind such boy band phenomenons as The Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC (and their insignificant copycats Take 5 and LFO). The problem is, he not only made these guys, he also maybe molested them. According to a new Vanity Fair article, Pearlman allegedly preyed on his young future stars, and traded sexual favors with promises of boy band stardom. His former assistant said, “I would absolutely say the guy was a sexual predator. All the talent knew what Lou’s game was. Some guys joked about it. I remember [one singer] asking me, ‘Have you let Lou [fellate] you yet?’ ”
Apparently Nick Carter, the youngest Backstreeter, was the main target of Pearlman’s, er…affection. One former BSB member said that Lou was “definitely inappropriate” with the star, and Nick’s own mom revealed, “Certain things happened and it almost destroyed our family. I tried to warn everyone. I tried to warn all the mothers . . . I tried to expose him for what he was years ago.”
Damn. Maybe this explains all of Nick’s sh*tastic life choices thus far. Paris Hilton, the House of Carters TV show, that hair-do – there’s a reason the guy’s so messed up! Pearlman’s currently in jail for bank fraud, so boy bands across the country should feel safe to continue ruining radio with their crappy make out jams. As for Pearlman – Nick Carter’s got big muscles and one crazy brother. We hope one day he can put them to good use. [NY Post]
Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis welcomed his first child, a boy, earlier today. Kiedis’ girlfriend, model Heather Christie, 22, went into labor yesterday, and delivered the baby at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Kiedis’ father is reporting that they named the child Everly B.
Let’s hope the little man inherits his mom’s height, and his dad’s sock size, if you catch our drift.
LiLo has recently reconnected with her father – after three years of estrangement – as part of her grueling rehab process out in Utah. You know, she plants some flowers, smokes a cig, gets a mani/pedi, and reconciles with her dad. Tough work! Today the father-daughter team is beginning a five day retreat to a rural lodge where they will presumably try to impress each other with how much coke they’ve each done. Oh, and hopefully make up and hug it out. Wouldn’t you give anything to be a fly on the wall (or a cigarette in Lindsay’s back pocket) for one of their healing conversations?
LL: “Dad, I’ve done a lot of bad things.”
Dad: “Me too, honey. It’s okay.”
LL: “Like lots of coke. And obviously pot. Oh, and ecstasy. And maybe meth a couple of times.”
Dad: “Been there, done that.”
LL: “I’ve had a lot of sexual partners, and don’t remember a lot of their names. Or we would do drugs together.”
LL: “Like Calum Best.”
Dad: “Yup, me too.”
At last, we bring you Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Salt-N-Pepa (here’s Part 1 of our Salt-N-Pepa interview). After the jump, the hip-hop titans talk more about The Salt-N-Pepa Show (their upcoming reality series that debuts Oct. 15 on VH1), women in hip-hop, feminism and the question that’s on everyone’s mind: where on earth is Spinderella?
John Mayer has a new woman, Minka Kelly, who thankfully seems to be the exact opposite of his former obnoxious flame Jessica Simpson. She’s a casually dressed brunette and an actress (no, Jessica’s crappy movies do not count as acting) on our fave football drama “Friday Night Lights.” So far, we like. Nice work John! A couple interesting tidbits thanks to Wikipedia: Minka is the daughter of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay, and once dated actor Donald Faison, whose current gal pal is Jessica Simpson’s ex-assistant CaCee Cobb! The smallness of the world makes us so happy sometimes.
In case you aren’t yet familiar with Ms. Minka, we’ve got the visual goods below. Enjoy!
[All Images: Getty]
The brains-and-beauty competition America’s Most Smartest Model premieres Sunday at 9/8c on VH1 (after the Rock of Love reunion), but you can get an up-close look at the models competing in the show now. Enlarge the pics below for a good look at the guys:
(Their names are, starting with the guy all the way to the left in the first row: V.J., Slavco, Jesse, Jeff, Gaston, Daniel, Brett and Andre.)
And here are the girls:
(They are: Victoria, Rachel, Rachael, Mandy Lynn, Lisa, Jamie, Erika and Angela.)
For even more on the contestants, check out their mini-bios. But before you do that: guess which guy is bisexual and which girl posed for Trashy Lingerie. “All of the above” is totally an option!
Curious as to how to get rid of those two brats that clog up the backseat of your car? It’s easy! Just follow Britney Spears‘ simple guide and soon you too can get your children plucked from your arms!
Tip #1: If the judge in your custody battle gives you a strict and clear set of guidelines to follow and tasks to complete, don’t do any of them! Brit ignored orders to get drug tested, attend counseling and parenting classes and sign the judge’s order. Worked for her – and it can work for you!
Tip #2: Don’t ever get a valid license from the state in which you live. The judge will want to see it, so be sure to still use the one you got in high school in a different state. It’ll piss the judge off a lot! Once he takes your kids you can obtain a new one (just like Britney did yesterday) – but only after your kids are gone, natch!
Tip #3: Do something after your kids are grabbed that prove you don’t give a sh*t that they’re gone. Britney went tanning after she lost her children – what mundane thing will you do?
Tip #4: Once the kids are gone, you’ll probably be all smiles just like Britney! Everyone will expect you to be devastated, but let’s face it, you won’t be. You can finally shop in peace (right Brit?)!
Tip #5: If crazy rumors start circulating that you were doing coke or meth the night you lost custody, don’t freak out! Because if the rumors are true, then you’re kids will be gone for a longgggg time. [Image: Getty]
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Our Tour Survival Guide checks in with rockers about life on the road. Here’s Plain White T’s Tom Higgenson on electrocution, his Diet Coke problem, and bad stage banter.
He Suffers For His Art
One time I was plugging something in on stage, like an amp, and I got electrocuted. I didn’t fly off or anything, but I had to play it off like nothing happened, but it was terrible. It was in a college town in Illinois.
Drug Of Choice
There’s this thing called Throat Coat that I use. It’s a miracle drug. If I can’t even talk during the day, I have a little Throat Coat before we go on stage and I can sing. Diet Coke is very important [on our rider]. It’s not an addiction. There was a point where I was drinking a lot more. I switched to diet for my girlish figure. Since switching to diet, if I have a regular coke, it’s disgusting.
Three years ago Queen Latifah flipped the script with The Dana Owens Album, letting us know that blues and jazz were just as much a part of her program as beats and flow. With a “been there, done that” attitude, she left hip-hop behind and moved into other territories. Unsurprisingly, confidence was everywhere in the new music. The singer had already received kudos for another move that widened her career circle: starring in such films as Bringing Down the House, Last Holiday, and Chicago. The same swagger that marked her approach to rap was central to her acting and singing. (Check her latest VH1 show, Bridging the Gap, which connects her with Eve.)
Now she’s back with Travelin’ Light, a smart follow-up to that jazzy debut that packs an even bigger punch. If performance is about charisma and commitment, Latifah is pushing all the right buttons. Some tracks explode, some get overtly sultry, and on the sweet bossa nova “Quiet Nights” she makes some tough vocal maneuvers seem like a breeze. We sat down for a chat about her new musical persona.
VH1: You sang live in front of the band on some tracks. It must be exciting to have those horns wailing right in front of you on something like “I’m Going To Live Until I Die.”
QUEEN LATIFAH: It’s the song I’m coming out to our tour. It’s my life anthem. I want to be someone who lives life to the fullest. I had a great example from my 94-year-old grandmother who took it ‘til the end. The pace of the song and energy is fun. And yeah, it’s a kick. I’ve been a big Sarah Vaughan fan, but I didn’t know that one. Prepping for this disc I bought a bunch of jazz – a whole lot of Quincy Jones. And what struck me was how lush his big band sound was. I made myself calm down eventually, but I knew I wanted something strong like this.