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.
Photos: The Feeling
- 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!]
At the ripe old age of 26, Paris Hilton is a seasoned love-maker — Randy Spelling, son of Aaron Spelling, reportedly devirginized Paris when she was about 15. Randy says Paris recently gushed about it outside of a Los Angeles nightclub: "She came up to me and she was like, ‘I want to say hi to Randy,’ " he recalls. "She was like, ‘Randy took my virginity. I want to say hi!’" Did he "take" it or did he merely not resist as it leaped into his lap? Hmmmm…
And just to keep you from worrying, it doesn’t look like Paris will be stopping the sexing any time soon — she was photographed walking hand-in-hand with Desperate Housewives man meat Josh Henderson. In other Paris news, click here to see some promo shots for the upcoming season of The Simple Life. That probably has nothing to do with her sex life, but hey, you never know. [The New York Daily News]
We aren’t qualified to give New York a true psychological evaluation, but we’ve come up with the next best thing: a free-association interview. The format is simple: we say a word (or, in many cases, a proper name) and, in response, New York says whatever springs to mind (not that she wouldn’t do that, anyway).
After the jump, New York looks back on the entire season of I Love New York by sounding off on each of the contestants. She also talks fame, success and why she prefers lovemaking to sex.
- Are Lindsay Lohan and James Blunt an item? If so, he could change "You’re Beautiful" to "You’re Firecrotch" pretty easily. [POPSUGAR]
- Gene Simmons hangs with transsexual Amanda Lepore. Thinking about getting back into the glam game, eh, Gene? [Dlisted]
- Lauryn Hill recently was spotted looking like an extra in a ’70s blaxploitation flick. It’s a long way down from Sister Act 2. [Crunk + Disorderly]
- Christina Aguilera is Kelly Bundy for a whole new generation. [Egotastic!]
- In a Vogue Italia spread, Courtney Love cleans up as best she can. Photoshop handles the rest. [MollyGood]
This weekend, Britney Spears‘ mouth went from inflicting pain on the ears of discerning music fans to inflicting pain on its owner. After Brit rushed to the hospital Sunday, her publicist was quick to shoot down rumbling that the hospital visit was the result of a post-rehab Brit revisiting her pre-rehab ways. "They’re all wrong, she just went to the dentist," snapped the rep. "She had a toothache, I have no more details." It’s almost worth believing, as it makes her Coke-not-coke habit seem more plausible (all that soda has to take its toll, right?). And, really, who doesn’t want to believe that Britney is a giant Coke-head?
Meanwhile, this means that she did not attend the weekend birthday festivities of her estranged hubby Kevin Federline. Another ex of his, Shar Jackson, however, did, as K-Fed chatted on his phone and texted his way through the celebration. If you needed further proof that Shar is the poor Kev’s Britney, well, there you go. [TMZ.com]
Box Set: Britney Spears