Problem No. 100
Report: Despite denials, Jay-Z is father of Shenelle Scott’s four-year-old son (BallerStatus)
Outkast‘s Big Boi to work with Atlanta Ballet (RapBasement)
Listen to R. Kelly‘s tribute to victims of the Virginia Tech shooting (R-Kelly)
A Tribe Called Quit
Phife Dog on A Tribe Called Quest‘s breakup: ‘We should have kept going’ (XXL)
Buy Curtis’ Crib
50 Cent is putting his Connecticut mansion up for sale (AllHipHop)
Ed Lover says Tru Life slugged Cam’ron, but Cam’s camp denies it (SOHH)
T.I./T.I.P. talks about working with/arguing with Eminem/Slim Shady (HipHopDX)
When we talked to Jennifer earlier this week, she seemed like a down-to-earth girl who had already put her somewhat scandalous past behind her. But that was before yesterday’s video announcement. Maybe things aren’t so simple anymore, but after going over this interview, there’s no doubt that Jennifer has plenty of drive and intelligence to achieve whatever she wants, porn tape be damned.
After the jump, Jennifer talks about the state of her relationship with her family, those crazy pets of hers and why she maybe didn’t need Charm School, after all.
The Top 6 were mentored by Bon Jovi last night. If Jordin Sparks’ mother is any indication of the band’s demographic, then parents across America were absolutely thrilled that all of the contestants sang songs from the Jersey boys’ catalog. "My mom is gonna flip out," Jordin told the rocker. He grinned. Boomer superstars will do that to fans.
Does Katie Have An On-Set Boy Toy?
Holmes has allegedly been flirting with her "Mad Money" co-star Adam Rothenberg. Tom better enroll her in those "Mommy Lessons" fast! [MSNBC]
Momjaya: Stoned Again
A new photo reveals her preparing to take a enormous bong rip at a Hollywood party in March. Puff, Puff, Pass! [TMZ]
No Love For Sanjaya Back Home
His hometown won’t be giving the "American Idol" phenom his own day, a parade, or even a key to the city. Back to reality! [New York Post]
As expected, Britney Spears played a show at San Diego’s House of Blues on Tuesday night. The show was supposed to be a secret (she was billed as the M+Ms, which is at least classier than heading a pack of Cheetos), but everyone knew about it last week. It was foolish to think that any public outing of Brit’s could be kept a secret — especially when every quip she makes is fodder for a media frenzy. Remember: "Like, America believe everything you read. Because, like, you’re smart and I’m stupid." For real!
Being a rock star is hard work, as Fall Out Boy bassist Pete wentz will tell you. When he’s not opening bars in New York’s East Village or attending to his tipsy pop star girlfriend, Uganda beckons, and he’s heading to the African nation on a humanitarian mission — plus keeping his eye makeup artfully smudged the entire time. On Monday night Wentz celebrated the grand opening of his bar Angels and Kings on Avenue B. The bar, which Wentz partnered with members of Gym Class Heroes to open, is "for the rejects," yet paradoxically features a VIP lounge where Wentz’s girlfriend Ashlee Simpson had a bit too much to drink the other night, forcing Wentz to curtail an interview to take care of her. Wentz also announced his July trip to Uganda to raise awareness about the conditions there. "I’m pretty excited, but also a little nervous," Wentz told the NME about his trip.
Our Tour Survival Guide checks in with rockers about life on the road. Here’s Meat Loaf on his beauty rest, soup preferences, and recording obessions. His upcoming tour dates are here.
Pissed Off and Pushing Petty. . .
In the ’70s, I had Tom Petty opening up for me for awhile. I had Dire Straits opening up for me. I had Eddie Money opening up for me. There’s more: I just can’t remember them all. I was warming up my voice one night and Tom Petty told me to shut up. I guess the walls in the dressing rooms were thin. I’m loud. He was like, “Shut up!” I think at the moment, it pissed me off. Back then — that would have been early ’77, we were in Cleveland, at the Agora — I’m surprised I didn’t bust through the wall of the dressing room into [his] room, throw [him] back into mine and say, “Come here, you’re listening anyway!” That was my intensity, then. I’m pretty intense now, but back then — whew!
Sleep is the most important thing on the tour – a key issue for me. [I have to get] eight hours, or we don’t move. The road managers get e-mails from me if I can’t sleep: “Bill, it is now 5:30 in the morning. I am not asleep. We will not leave at 1 p.m. I’m predicting that I’ll be asleep in half an hour, which means we’ll leave at . . . 6, 12, 2 . . . 2:30 p.m.” I’m a night owl on tour.
Puh-lease to not get him started!
Oh well. Too late.
- R. Kelly preps Virginia Tech tribute song for quick release. It’s the remix to opportunism! [Crunk + Disorderly]
- Is that cleavage on Kate Bosworth, or are her two remaining fat cells having a fight? [Egotastic!]
- Kirsten Dunst is rocking something like leprosy on her feet. The hell? [Just Jared]
- What’s Tyra Banks totally gay over? Why, breasts, of course! [Best Week Ever]
- Dannielynn touches down in America, a camera in her face the whole time, documenting her every move. If she’s anything like her mother, I think she’s gonna like it here. [Dlisted]