Could Chris Sligh be the next American Idol contestant to slide into oblivion? Yes, the Police recently regrouped, and yes, they have a canon of great songs. But pear-shaped, ringlet-tressed Sligh didn’t really have a grip on Sting’s "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" last night, and the judges weren’t afraid to let him know about the goof up. Hey, even hollaback mentor Gwen Stefani dissed the dude, saying he couldn’t find the song’s beat. Tough night for Chris. But props to him for taking the criticism like a man. "My bad," he told his audience.
Is tonight the last night for him?
Photos: American Idols
If Vote for the Worst has as much sway in this competition as people believe, then our little hula boy Sanjaya Malakar will have no problem coasting into the Top 9, because last night, his execution of No Doubt’s "Bathwater" was torturous. Not only did his voice sound horrible, but he forgot the words to the song. Maybe the temporary memory loss was caused by the seven vertical sprays of his ponyhawk being pulled too tight. (Apparently, this wild hair-don’t he delivered last night was meant for last week’s performance, but at the last minute, was wisely aborted.) The judges didn’t even know what to say. You know that someone truly sucks when Paula can’t even come up with something nice to slur.
More Idol after the jump.
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The latest entry in the Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School Starring Mo’Nique behind-the-scenes pre-series has hit the ‘Net. Hottie’s certifiably insane segment features her dog Cash, a chance meeting with Flav, some shots of her mansion and red-carpet cavorting. Like Dat’s comparatively quiet entry features the Jersey City native taking a nice trip to the country and throwing it down on a radio show. "I am big, I am happy, somebody love me, whatever," says Like Dat. And now with Charm School on the way, imagine how many more people will have the chance to love her!
Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School Starring Mo’Nique premieres Sunday, April 15 at 10/9c on VH1.
Show Page: Charm School
How does a daughter of a late hip-hop legend honor a father’s legacy? Well, if you’re Erin "E.B." Wright, daughter of Eazy-E, maybe playing dad in a biopic is the answer.
In an interview with AllHipHop to help mark the 12th anniversary of her NWA MC’s death, E.B. suggested that she would like to cross genders and play the hard-core gangsta rapper who died of AIDS. "I think it was cool how Hilary Swank played that role as a boy in ‘Boys Don’t Cry,’" said E.B. "That movie was great! I would love to do something like that in my father’s movie."
Considering that E.B. has only starred on MTV’s "My Super Sweet 16," it’s hard to imagine she has Swank-sized chops. But if the acting thing doesn’t pan out, she can still try to cut it as a rapper — yup, E.B. has an album coming out later this year. (Listen to one of her songs here.)
You interested in seeing an Eazy-E movie?
Box Set: Eazy-E
Now and then our Tour Survival Guide will check in with rockers about life on the road. Here’s Dan Gillespie Sells from the Feeling talking legos, warm-ups and a little something called “Gig-Ade.”
The Magic Gig Elixir
It’s really hard to do a gig without single-malt scotch whiskey. [Guitarist] Kevin [Jeremiah] has a gig cocktail — four espresso coffees, in a big pint cup, with whiskey and honey. It helps him through the show. He calls that Gig-Ade. It’s good for the voice and it keeps you going.
No Legos, No Rawk
We always ask for Legos. By the time we finish the tour, we’ve got our own Lego village going on. I did a road sweeper once — it was the most complicated road sweeper ever. Once we got a helicopter — that was more Legos for older kids. It was a bit too complicated for us. Especially after too much whiskey.
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- James Blunt and Petra Nemcova have broken up. In related news, Lindsay Lohan has her eatin’ dress on! [Just Jared]
- Nicole Kidman may be pregnant with Keith Urban‘s baby. Mind the dingos, Aussies! [Dlisted]
- Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow reunite over dinner. See, every week on Friends, we heard they’d be there for each other. Theme songs don’t lie. [A Socialite's Life]
- Hugh Heffner gets touchy feely with Paris Hilton and David Hasselhoff. All in a day’s work! [CityRag]
- Angelina Jolie hasn’t been eating much lately, according to her brother. If she keeps it up, her lips are going to get flabby. But then again, that might be the point. [I'm Not Obsessed]
VH1.com was treated to 28 minutes of nearly completed Transformers footage yesterday evening – and boy, is it loud. The four scenes from the interstellar epic, directed by Michael Bay, feature Hasbro favorites like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, not to mention digital sound so powerful the noise of the robots’ weapons is mighty enough to pulverize bone. Also, the movie’s funny. One scene in particular stars human actor Shia LaBeouf and the seemingly freshly oiled Megan Fox (humanity questionable: nobody’s that pretty in real life) scouring a house at the demand of the Autobots while Prime, who’s maybe 40 feet tall, tramples all over the flowerbed outside. Of note: LaBeouf is very prominently wearing a Strokes T-shirt in the scene. That’ll help the New York rockers sell, no question.
Who’s your favorite Transformer? Michael Jackson? If you don’t have one, just tell us your favorite Stroke. (More photos after the jump . . .)
You may know him from his valuable work as Eva Longoria’s arm candy, but San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is adding yet another job title to his resume: rapper. The 24-year-old released his french-language album Tony Parker yesterday in France, breaking new ground in hip-hop by rhyming about his wealth, women, and famous friends. Parker also uses the same formula when it comes to his videos, which features cameos from his Spurs teammates and, of course, his fiance.
Should Parker quit his day job?
Busta Begins His Assault Trial
The troubled MC will face two charges after a judge withdrew a plea offer Monday. [Yahoo!]
Dad Crashes Daughter’s Sex Scene
Actress Thora Birch’s father not only watched her sex scene, but also gave her acting partner the thumbs up. [New York Post]
Jack White Is Turning Into Elvis
The White Stripes singer may play Elvis in a spoof of musical bio-pics. [Entertainment Wise]
Weiland’s Wife Torches His Clothes
The Velvet Revolver singer’s hunnie was arrested for burning his 10k wardrobe. [Yahoo!]
"Undercover Brother" Wrecks Ferrari
Comedian Eddie Griffin saw his life (and bank account) flash before his eyes. [TMZ]
Eminem and his ex Kim Mathers agreed in court on Monday to stop insulting each other publicly for the sake of their daughter, Hailie. Em filed a motion earlier this month to quash Kim’s trash talking — in February during a radio interview, for example, she called Em a "horrible person," joked about the size (or lack thereof) of his penis and implied that he couldn’t sexually perform without Viagra. Up until then, Em felt free to drag Kim’s name through the dirt via the media and his music — he went as far as to address Hailie directly in the Kim murder fantasy "’97 Bonnie and Clyde" ("Da Da made a nice bed for Mommy at the bottom of the lake /
Here, you wanna help Da Da tie a rope around this rock?"). Apparently, Eminem draws the line at the disclosure of secrets about his wang. What a guy. And there’s no place like court to reaffirm manhood, right, Em?
With this new ban on talking smack about Kim in place, don’t you get the feeling that Em’s upcoming album will need to be downsized to an EP? [AP/Yahoo!]