- Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst look unhappy at Spider-Man 3 premiere. My after-three-movies-I- can-no-longer-stand-the-sight-of-you sense is tingling. [Dlisted]
- Jessica Simpson‘s breast is dying to get out. Of course it is. It can’t wait to give her career mouth-to-nipple. [Egotastic!]
- Forrest Whitaker‘s Hollywood star shines. In his eye, no doubt. [Crunk + Disorderly]
- A tongue-in-cheek action figure of Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse character is released. Now in addition to ignoring the movie, America can ignore the merchandise, too! [Best Week Ever]
- Tyra Banks, Beyoncé, Kimora Lee and model Jessica White take in the Knicks. They are the 21st century’s synthetic answer to the Hair Bear Bunch. Help! [CONCRETELOOP]
Halle Berry has revealed that she has sought refuge from the burdens of fame in the virtual security blanket that is the Internet. "I have gone online before in search of anonymity and an attempt to leave celebrity out of it and just have a normal chat," says the actress who’s dabbled in chat rooms. After the jump, we hypothesize how one of these chat sessions might have gone down.
British firebrand and neo-ska star Lily Allen has cancelled most of her current American tour. According to a post on her MySpace page, she’s not really feeling it: “I am tired, but, more than that, I don’t think I have been giving my best performances recently. I have been getting really drunk because I’ve been so nervous about doing bad shows, and I don’t want people spending money on going to see a show that isn’t the best it could be.” Die-hards will still be able to see Allen perform at a few dates, Coachella and Bonnaroo among them, but her tour’s been truncated. In not-unrelated news, other burgeoning British female artists Lady Sovereign and Amy Winehouse have each had problems with live appearances lately: the former cancelling her U.K. tour because of exhaustion, the latter cancelling selected dates in various countries for a variety of reasons, poor girl. What’s up, Brits? Too much touring? Or too much infighting?
Cute and whimsical or irritating and feeble? Where do you stand on Sanjaya? The most visible American Idol contestant is earning himself a bit of a backlash these days. On the night before he croons some twang-tinged thingee under the tutelege of Martina McBride, Mr. Malakar finds himself being deemed Maxim’s "Girl of the Day." (The mag refers to him as "Sanjina" — ouch). And evidently a stadium full of Dodgers fans opened up a giant can whup-ass on him when his puss recently appeared on the Jumbo-tron; getting booed never feels nice. Can’t see why they’re down on him — dude works his butt off. TMZ recently posted the schedule for the show’s wanna-bes; with all that planning and rehearsal I wonder why he doesn’t sound better?
Oh well, America can always oogle his sister. Her shapely figure has been getting some play of late. Wonder if the show would ever consider a duet?
Taking a page from the playbooks of Joy Division and David Bowie, former Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry praised Nazis in an interview to publicize his new record Dylanesque, due out June 19. Ferry told German publication Welt am Sonntag he found the aesthetics of Nazi Germany "amazing" and calls his London recording studio "the Fuhrerbunker." "My God, the Nazis knew how to put themselves in the limelight and present themselves," Ferry said. Several Jewish organizations were outraged by the remarks, forcing Ferry to retract them. "I apologize unreservedly for any offense caused by my comments on Nazi iconography, which were solely made from an art history perspective."
Does this affect whether you’d buy Bryan Ferry’s albums?
Brit Axes Manager In Comeback Attempt
She blamed her manager for introducing her to party queen Paris Hilton, and now she seems to be trading in the clubs for the studio and dance classes.
J.Lo and Anthony Sue Over Drug Scandal
The National Enquirer claims the couple was caught up in a heroin scandal. No-nonsense J. Lo wants six figures and a retraction.
Vanessa Minnillo & Nick Lachey: Newlyweds, Part 2?
The New Yorker is becoming bicoastal by moving into Lachey’s Beverly Hills home. Would he dare do another reality show?
- Michael Jackson‘s parenting skills are praised. That’s probably a veiled compliment. [A Socialite's Life]
- Madonna tours Africa and takes time out to pick some corn. How common of her. [Dlisted]
- Eva Longoria was wrapped in toilet paper at her bridal shower. She looks like a desperate hemorrhoid. [I'm Not Obsessed]
- Is that a weave, or are snakes descending upon Beyoncé‘s head? Or is it both? [IDontLikeYouInThatWay.com]
- Linsday Lohan gay rumors swirl. You know what they say: you haven’t made it until you’ve promoted Proactiv, gone through rehab and been called gay. In that order. Welcome to superstardom, Linds! [Egotastic!]
Bow Wow may be flying up the charts, but his partner-in-beef Romeo is the teen MC who’s truly got game right now.
In a hip-hop first, Percy "Romeo" Miller (nee "Lil’ Romeo") will play college basketball for surging West Coast powerhouse USC next season. The move is unprecedented — while many pro hoopsters have tried to cut it in the rap game, Romeo is out to become the first chart-topping MC to go from mics to Nikes. In fact, the only bigtime rapper to get this far up the sports ladder was none other than Romeo’s father, Master P, who tried out for a handful of NBA teams after playing college ball at the University of Houston.
Congratulations to the Millers for making the sports world say, "Huhhh?"
Ball’s in your court, Bow Wow.
Despite the fact that he’s 19 years her senior, Marilyn Manson has deemed his new girlfriend, Evan Rachel Wood, his "twin." Oh, wait, maybe that’s because he’s 19 years her senior. Seriously, Mans — who are you trying to convince? You’re clearly descended from uncooked sausage in a wig and lipstick, while Evan is a walking ray of human sunshine. Not the same gene pool at all.
Although, I guess this means that every time you do it, you’re committing a taboo act. How deviant! [People, Image credit: Getty]
Proving her diplomatic mettle, Hillary Clinton, the junior senator from New York, was politely deferential about lightning rod American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar. When asked during an on-air radio call-in show what America can do about the contestant with all the hairstyles, she responded: “That’s the best question I’ve been asked in a long time.” She continued, “Well, you know, people can vote for whomever they want. That’s true in my election, and it’s true on American Idol.” Sidebar: The last presidential election was decided on the basis of 122 million votes. The corresponding 2005 season of American Idol was decided by 500 million votes. Granted, you have to be 18 to vote for president and you can’t send in your ballot by text message. Still, which do you care about more — president or the next Idol?