Indio was the place to be during the last three days. Despite the radical desert temps, the Coachella fest plowed on. Friday night saw Bjork and Amy Winehouse strutting their idiosyncrasies. Saturday was all about the Chilis and friends throwing the funk around, and Sunday’s program brought the fist-in-face politics of the reunited Rage Against the Machineto the foreground. Yes, Scarlett Johansen chirped some back-up trills with the Reid brothers from Jesus and Mary Chain. Where you there? Got any comments? Check the performance pics.
Yes, yes, of course he’s a wildman. You don’t become Ozzy Osbourne without a lifetime of crazy-assed maneuvers. But during the course of our Rock Honors interviews with Ozzy and his wife Sharon, we discovered that the Prince of Darkness is also a practical joker with a yen for gross-outs. Hope the shoe in question wasn’t a size 14.
Find yourself missing Ricky Martin in his Menudo heyday? You’re in luck — MTV Tr3s, MTV’s Latin culture channel, is following in the rich tradition of P. Diddy and the Pussycat Dolls by putting together the second coming of the popular late ’80s Puerto Rican boy band. The show will feature seasoned music vet Johnny Wright (Justin Timberlake, New Kids on the Block) and former Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough as judges, and will follow the trials and tribulations of 12 young boys desperately vying for a chance to peform in a band that probably already disbanded by the time they were born.
Thanks to Imus, Oprah, Al and others, hip-hop’s never been under more pressure to clean up its act. And one rapper has decided to do just that, even if his "dirty" act was pretty clean in the first place.
Chamillionairerecently told AllHipHop.com that his upcoming album Ultimate Victory won’t have any cussing on it. "On my new album I don’t say the word n***a; I don’t curse nowhere on my whole album," said the Grammy-winner, who has a Muslim father and a Christian mother.
The Houston rapper doesn’t think keeping it clean will hurt his music, however, as he didn’t rely on profanities before. "I was saying n***a, but I wasn’t saying the ‘F’ word or (the) ‘B’ word."
So do you think keeping it PG will hurt or help the Chamillionator’s flow? Listen to the appropriately titled "Not a Criminal" — the first single off the upcoming album, featuring Kelis — to decide for yourself.
Proving that R&B can be just as hazardous as other dangerous occupations — lobster fishing, say, or big game hunting — is T-Pain, whose concert in Miami last Saturday ended in a mess of cops. When the venue cut his performance short, the singer’s manager allegedly tried to storm the DJ booth, but was brought down by police. According to Allhiphop.com, “Several police officers reportedly scrambled backstage trying to cut the sound to T-Pain’s performance and they finally succeeded while the singer was in the midst of his popular song, ‘Buy You a Drank.’” Yikes.
In other police-blotter items, an after-party for Young Buckturned violent on Saturday night. Apparently the rapper invited the crowd at his show back to his hotel for a little late-night soiree. But when a fight broke out in the parking lot between Young Buck’s entourage and some other rappers, guns were fired, hotel guests were terrified and nine people were arrested. On the plus side, Akon hasn’t humped anyone lately, at least not that we’ve heard of.
It had to happen sooner or later. Ms Spears is allegedly penning her life story, spilling the beans on everything from living in Lousisiana to dancing with snake on stage to being married for a weekend to driving pantyless. Only one question: what would be the perfect name of this much-anticipated tome? Tuesdays With K-Fed? Nah, that’s no good. We thought you’d like to leave some possibilities in the comments section.
Boy George Busted: Handcuffs & Photographs The singer allegedly handcuffed a man to a hook on his wall after inviting him to his house to pose for photos. Maybe he was filming The Silence of the Gay Lambs. [NME]
The camera loves Lindsay Lohan, and she loves it right back. In a recent interview with Nylon, Lindsay went against the grain of most super-swarmed superstars to declare her love for the paparazzi. She’s either really masochistic or the smartest woman in Hollywood (although they could very well be one in the same, anyway). Says Linds: "I obviously like it…I wouldn’t ever want them to not take my picture…I’d be worried. I’d be like ‘Do people not care for me?’" That’s tragic. She might as well have come out and said, "I’m insecure and maybe hate myself and the only measure of love I have is in camera clicks." At least she’s practical.
Linds also revealed to Nylon that she has "a shopping problem. I love to shop too much." Good for her. This way she can wear pretty things and people will love her more. It might not fill her soul’s void, but at least she’ll, like, look hot. [New York Post/Image credit: Getty]
Here’s some snapshots of Lindsay loving the camera: