Rumor has it that Avril Lavigne was miffed when she arrived at the same time as her arch-nemeses Hilary and Haylie Duff at last Wednesday’s Maxim Hot 100 Party in New York. Avril has a longstanding rivalry with Hilary, and by extension, her sister. Unfortunately, though, no blows were thrown over the intersection of "talent": Avril is said to have threatened to leave and otherwise could be seen "driving everyone crazy." The Duffs were seemingly less affected.
We expect this sort of behavior from the Sisters Duff. Horses are, after all, docile creatures. But for would-be bad-ass princess Avril to merely steam and stew over girls she didn’t like entering the venue, that’s like sooooo whatever! She could do so much better! She didn’t so much spit or even flip the bird. Not very punk, of her, is it? [MSNBC]
This weekend, Britney Spears performed two shows in Florida, hitting Orlando on Saturday and Miami on Sunday with the same damn 14-minute set she’s been playing since she kicked off her bizarre, overpriced club "tour" earlier this month. Brit’s recent performances have been so cookie-cutter that the smallest variations provide newsworthy details. At the Orlando gig, Brit inadvertently pulled a Milli Vanilli when the CD she was lipping along to had a skip fit. Girl you know it, girl you know it, girl you know it…didn’t matter at all. People ate up her performance anyway. Meanwhile, during the Miami show, Brit’s bejeweled outer bra popped open to expose her sheer, pink inner bra. She ran off stage, saving face and, presumably, breast.
Now, aren’t you sad you missed those shows? That kinda stuff only happens once… [Image credit: Getty]
Our ramp-up to Rock Honors (this Thursday night at 9 pm) always includes revealing chats with the music’s stars. Road Tales focuses on some the antics that go down when artists are on tour.
There’s no scenario where a tour that consists of Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crueisn’t going to be bonkers, so when Motley’s Tommy Lee recounts how the party-hearty king of heavy metal would show up in Gestapo boots and a nurse’s outfit, consider it business as usual. And as you’ll find out, there’s a reason Mr. Osbourne was always trying to jump on the Crue’s bus.
Yesterday, after the premiere of this week’s episode of Charm School, we received an email from Schatar with the subject, "I’m Pissed as all %$##@!!!" Inside, was a letter and the request that it be posted on this blog. And really, who are we to deny her? The full text follows:
Let’s keep it real. The judges should have kept it
tight and reviewed the film the same way they did for
the etiquette segment.
My character was defamed. This was obvious and clear
bias. I was crucified – hung on an emotional cross!
Hugs don’t get it. We are out here in the real world.
I demand a PUBLIC APOLOGY from the girls and the
judges, televised on VH1 and I demand my own Shopping
Couture with Schatar from the VH1 network
At a minimum, Mo’Nique should have said, "Schatar if I
am wrong about this, I will offer you an opening act
on tour with me, the way I offered Goldie to go on
tour with me and implied assistance to Krazy about her
My millions of fans would appreciate a publicized
apology from the judges and the girls on the reunion
Also, VH1 can develop and air a show starring me
called Shopping Couture with Schatar. I would look
forward to collaborating with a reputable production
company contracted with VH1 to develop and bring this
show starring me to air within the next 6 months.
Larissa masterminded an cruel (and successful) plot to frame Schatar for stealing — and both Schatar and Darra got the boot. "If I have falsely accused someone," warned headmistress Mo’Nique. "I have to deal with that." Will karma catch up with Larissa? Or will she get away with her shenanigans? Weigh in now, and check back soon for our official recap.
Now and then our Tour Survival Guide will check in with rockers on the road. Here’s The Bravery singer Sam Endicott on the power of Red Bull, Tokyo bathroom etiquette, and disappointing methods of birth control.
Semper Fi, Guys We asked for extra-large condoms [on our tour rider]. Like the largest condoms possible. I was hoping we’d get XXL condoms or something, but I guess they don’t really make those. The biggest you can get are Trojans. They max out at Trojan Magnums. That’s as exciting as it gets.
No Caramel Macchiato For You! I basically live off Red Bull. I wake up in the morning and drink a Red Bull. I need as much caffeine as possible, and I can’t drink coffee, because coffee is just disgusting to me. I hate the taste of it. Like whenever I walk into a Starbucks I want to vomit. So I drink Red Bull all day. We actually have a Red Bull sponsorship. We call and they’ll send cases of Red Bull anywhere we want.
Extra TV is reporting that multiple sources have confirmed Jessica Simpson and John Mayer have parted ways after nine undoubtedly musical months. Awwww. But they seemed to have so much in common and looked so happy together!
Because of the shocking nature of this story, we have nothing to add. Really: a national tragedy is what this is. [ExtraTV.com / Image credit: Getty]