There have been rumors that Wyclef Jean has grown frustrated with the Fugees and is looking to start up a new band with none other than R&B superstar Akon. The pairing of ‘Clef and ‘Kon would be an island-soul dream team, but would it ever happen? In a recent interview with SOHH, Akon sounded skeptical, but said he would be on board.
It’s fun to speculate who would best complete the trio. The new gal would have to be soulful and sexy, with a killer voice. Kind of like … Nelly Furtado? Gwen Stefani?
Some ladies that Wyclef and Akon wouldn’t have any trouble recruiting are sexy-sister duo Brick and Lace. Cast from the Rhianna-Ciara mold, the young Jamaicans are the first act signed to Akon’s label, "Kon Live" and already have a video for their first single, "Never Never."
Who should be ‘Kon and ‘Clef’s female band member?
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With Sisely knocked out of the competition this week, the normal question would be: Who will pick up her slack and bring the crazy?
But since we’re talking about Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll, the only possible answer could be: oh, everybody.
Part 2 of our I Love New York wrap-up interview series features New York talking about rocking synthetic hair, the price of fame and that on-air bust up with radio personality Miss Jones.
Modest Mouse‘s latest is the third entry in ’07′s indie rock hat trick. We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank debuted at number one, selling 129,000 records in the first week. The band joined their indie brethren the Shins (whose lead singer James Mercer appears on We Were Dead…) and the Arcade Fire, who also debuted albums in one of the top two slots on the Billboard charts.
Hopefully, the record breaking sales will help to cheer frontman Isaac Brock up.
This spring, Scarlett Johansson is putting out a record of Tom Waits covers. That’s right: You might get to hear The Nanny Diaries star singing “Jockey Full of Bourbon.” OK, haters, before you invoke the ill-conceived albums of such non-singers as Eddie Murphy – or, perhaps more appropriately, ill-conceived Tom Waits covers, including Rod Stewart’s execrable version of “Downtown Train” – consider Johansson’s voice. She’s not all Vuitton ads and lounging around naked on the cover of Vanity Fair, you know. The 22-year-old’s husky pipes lend her a maturity that’s beyond her years. But does she have the skid-row gravitas to pull this off?
And, tell everyone, which Waits songs would you like to hear her cover?
Little Rod Says Rachel Was a MILF
Sean Stewart told Howard Stern how he used to stare at his father’s luscious model wife when she was sunbathing naked by the pool. [New York Post]
Tom Cruise to Star in Hitler Thriller
The Scientology nut ball will attempt to assassinate the Nazi leader in an upcoming film. [MSNBC]
Britney Spears Involved in Church Gun Drama
Removed from rehab, the singer was leaving church when a paparazzo crossed a police-enforced line, causing a church guard to pull a gun. [Entertainment Wise]
Stefani Unable to Inspire ‘Idol’ Finalists
Gwen’s coaching didn’t really do anything special for Tuesday’s performances. [MSNBC]
Brangelina: Is Maddox Jealous of Pax?
How will Maddox cope with the addition of Pax? Read more. [Us Online]
Forget about that image of Lindsay Lohan as a troubled superstar that you might have in your head — the latest spin on her life is that it’s not very different from that of any normal girl of her age. In a brief interview conducted by People at the Los Angeles premiere of the Showtime series The Tudors on Monday, Lindsay seemed so mundane while discussing herself. After the jump, we review what what we’ve learned:
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?
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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