If Lauryn Hill‘s most recent public behavior (remember this amazing interview?) left you worrying about her mental stability, you aren’t alone: Lauryn’s former Fugee cohort Wyclef Jean tells Rolling Stone that he thinks the diva could use some counseling. Bellows Clef:
“I felt sorry for her, because I think she needs psychiatric help. I felt like she’s bipolar. You can’t get angry with someone who’s sick…So I even called her mom, and I stressed to her, ‘Yo, you need to get her psychiatric help.’ But I think they all fear her to death. She wasn’t always like this – but if someone has the ego and you keep feeding the ego, it’s going to turn monstrous.“
While the third Fugee in the equation, Pras, has never been shy about telling the press exactly what he thinks is wrong with Lauryn, Wyclef has been at least slightly more discrete. Perhaps he’s finally given up on the dream of the Fugees reunion. Maybe he’s really concerned for his former bandmate. Or it could be that he’s just really desperate for attention, what with his new album sitting on shelves, and all. [New York Post]
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Would Hulk and Linda Hogan really divorce to simply protect their assets? That’s what Kimberly Kohn – the attorney for the father of Nick Hogan‘s friend John Graziano - is alleging. John was riding in Nick’s passenger seat when he crashed his Toyota Supra on August 26th. He remains in the hospital due to his injuries, and his both his parents are planning on filing civil suits against the Hogans regarding the wreck. Kohn claims “a divorce could be one step the Bolleas could take to try to protect assets,” as it would split Hulk’s assets in half and therefore limit access to their entire stash of cash.
The Hogans and their lawyers have yet to issue a comment on this latest accusation, and as we know, Hulk has asked for privacy during this time. The couple also struggled with marital issues on the last season of Hogan Knows Best, which was filmed long before Nick’s legal troubles. [SP Times. Image: Getty]
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Hulk: Dumped & Desperate for Privacy
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All Spice Girls Pics
How many different ways can you think of to say “cougar-ific?” We can think of at least five — and lucky for us, they’re all collected together in the Spice Girls. The ’90s British sensation kicked off a decade’s worth of bubblegum pop and teen idolatry with singles that ran ruts in the collective consciousness. (We dare you not to hum “Wannabe” right now. Hard, right?) In the years since their initial rise to fame, they never left the pop-culture eye. Posh turned her marriage into a business venture; Baby started a solo career and made guest appearances in Bollywood films; Scary broke up with Eddie Murphy and made it to the finals of Dancing With the Stars. And that’s to say nothing of their reunion. Their tour kicks off Sunday in Vancouver, and they’ll be heavily featured on CBS’s broadcast of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on December 4th. We’re looking forward to their get-ups.
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Helio Castroneves Takes Dancing Crown
The soap star beat Mel B. and Marie Osmond to win Dancing With the Stars. Who-lio? [Us]
Oprah Wants You to Love Obama
The most famous woman in the world is hitting the campaign trail in support of her fave candidate. Oprah, Obama. Obama, Oprah. Nope – that joke still doesn’t work. [Variety]
Britney Dumped by New Driver
The singer’s new chauffeur has quit after determining that driving Britney around was a “liability.” Ah, ya think? [TMZ]
Paris Still Courting Pizza Boy
The heiress is still skankin’ around town with her Swedish pizza boy, delivering nastiness all over L.A. in under 30 minutes. [TMZ]
Nicole Gets Personal About Baby
The Simple Lifer opens up about her pregnancy and sounds more like a celebu-mom than a celebu-tard. Now if only she’d go back to being a celebu-nobody, we’d be happy. [People]
Darling Tila, last week you were kind enough to grant our wishes and deign to call. We enjoyed our conversation so very much . . . and we can’t wait to speak to you again. Allow us, then, to savor what delicious words we exchanged here, below, when we began to talk about the celestial challenges you had proposed to your suitors, why your girls were smarter than your boys, and how Ashley wound up kicking himself to the hospital — and taking Bobby with them. These are your stories. And we can’t wait to hear you speak about them again. Interview after the jump. Read more…
- Rumor has it that Marie Osmond faked her famous fainting spell on Dancing With the Stars. Fair enough: if it’s real, it’s not worth doing. That’s what TV taught me! [Dlisted]
- Is Dannielynn Birkhead the reincarnation of her mother Anna Nicole? She looks like it, but we won’t know for sure until we hear her baby voice say, “Like my body?” [CityRag]
- Amy Winehouse covers her nose for the paps. I think she has a serious problem. A sinus infection, probably. [Seriously? OMG! WTF?]
- Nas‘ album Nigger reportedly has been pushed back to a February release. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than with a reflection of how far we haven’t come as a society? [Crunk + Disorderly]
- Rihanna dons S&M gear. The good girl gone bad goes worse. [Best Week Ever]
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This kind of news is never fun to read. Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was gunned down in his home early Monday, and passed away from his wounds this morning. Taylor was shot in the upper leg, “damaging the key femoral artery and causing significant blood loss.” Police believe he was shot in an apparent robbery and his murder comes only a week after his house was broken into and a knife left on a bed.
Taylor’s past is a little shady, but he appeared to have been turning things around since the birth of his daughter Jackie. Besides his infamous take down of a punter in last year’s Pro Bowl (which is supposed to be a friendly game), he’s caused trouble both on and off the field: racking up a DUI charge and numerous fines and penalties from the NFL for everything from spitting in a player’s face to uniform violations. He also was embroiled in a notorious assault case after he was accused of pulling a gun on a man he believed stole cars from his home. The case ended with Taylor getting 18 months probation. In recent months, however, his outlook and attitude changed. His teammate Clinton Portis said, “…Ever since he had his child, it was like a new Sean, and everybody around here knew it. He was always smiling, always happy, always talking about his child.”
A child who will surely miss her dad.
Usher‘s wife, Tameka Foster, reportedly gave birth to a boy Monday night. Word is that Tameka and baby are expected to head home from the hospital on Wednesday. The family has yet to release a statement, so details are scant. We know nothing of the boy’s name or his birth weight. I know the mystery of Usher’s child’s birth weight is going to keep you up at night, so rest assured, we will keep you updated as details roll in. The story is still developing…like a newborn, actually. [People]
Well? What are you waiting for?
Always keep an eye on your bags when traveling – where have we heard that before? But Kim Kardashian didn’t, and so now she’s allegedly $50K lighter in the jewelry department (Hello, Allstate?). Guess when you’re a fab West Coast hottie and you’re traveling with your fab West Coast hottie sis, you need your peeps to protect your crud. Kim & Kourt didn’t go that route. On their way to Vegas, they were signing autographs and mingling with the Delta Airlines crew when someone smoked ‘em for their ice and laptop and whatever else was in their luggage. Maybe a bad guy now knows what’s on KK’s iPod! As you read, he’s probably chilling, watching Paris’ “Stars Are Blind.”