A video of Lilith Fair staple Alanis Morissette doing her best Fergie impression showed up on YouTube this morning. The singer, known for her crunchy outlook, morphed the absurdist club banger "My Humps" by ubiquitous quartet Black Eyed Peas into a haunting piano dirge. Then made a video complete with booty shorts, head butts and plenty of ice. For real.
- You’re invited to Beyoncé‘s panty party. It starts when any party starts: when you get there. [CityRag]
- Howard K. Stern‘s move to block Dannielynn‘s DNA test gets shot down. The fast track to hanger-on status starts now! [A Socialite's Life]
- Fergie reveals that she’s felt a few lady lumps in her time. Lovely! [IDontLikeYouInThatWay.com]
- Speaking of lady lumps, Tara Reid in a bikini is sorta like Raisin Bran: two overflowing scoops and lots of texture. [The Superficial]
Call it the battle of the super-producers. Beat-whiz Timbaland (most recently of Justin Timberlake fame) has dissed Scott Storch (whose name is whispered enticingly at the start of one of those Paris Hilton songs). The New York Post reports that Timbaland was partying at New York club Marquee when the bad business went down. Apparently, Timba announced to the crowd, “Scott Storch is a bitch!” He’s more eloquent on his song “Give It to Me,” which has lyrics that go a little something like: "I get a half a mil for my beats/You get a couple grand. Never gonna see the day that I ain’t got the upper hand." But does he? Or is that sort of smack-talk the pre-emptive strike of an insecure Timbaland?
From the Department of Odd Pairings: King of Mope Robert Smith has teamed up with pop singer Ashlee Simpson to work on her next record, according to Ash’s not-at-all over-bearing dad/manager Joe. Excited? You’re not alone — rumored Ashlee paramour (and Cure fan boy) Pete Wentz told EW, "I doubt I had anything to do with it…But I definitely only have good things to say about Ash — I think the collaboration could be great!" Could "Pictures of You [In Us Weekly]" be far off?
Which is the better collab: Ash and Pete or Ash and Robert Smith?
Photos: Ashlee Simpson
Ricky Martin Defends Gay Musicians
"Life is too short to live closed up, guarding what you say," said Martin — whose sexual orientation has been the subject of speculation. [Yahoo!]
‘Guitar Hero’ to Unveil ‘Rock Band’
Get ready to form bands with your friends — in a room or online. You’ll need a drummer, a lead and bass guitarist, and a singer. [Wired]
Usher Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend
Sorry ladies! The five-time Grammy winner could be walking down the aisle before the end of the year. [Yahoo!]
Rosie: Bill O’Reilly Is a Stupid Puppet
O’Donnell spat back at the conservative talk show host after he called for her firing from ABC. [Rosie.com]
Trump Wins Bet, Keeps ‘Do Intact
Donald unfortunately prevailed in Sunday night’s "hair match" at Wrestlemania, and gleefully took the shears to WWE owner Vince McMahon’s head. [MSN]
Scarlett Johannson says that she was driven to distraction by the sight of Eric Bana‘s man basket on the set of the upcoming The Other Boleyn Girl. Scarlett’s issue was the the codpiece (i.e., a decorative cup worn in the 15th and 16th centuries) her costar donned for the period piece. Says Scarlett:
We’d be ready to do a scene and I couldn’t look at anything else. I won’t get over that codpiece for a long time. Eric would use it as a tool. He would rest his hands or a cup of coffee on it. People would even lead him around the set by it.
Can you imagine how much more haunting and/or impressive it would have been if he could have done that without the piece? [PR-inside.com]
Nelly Furtado made her grand entrance to Sunday’s Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) from the ceiling, in a purported tribute to her first hit, 2001′s "I’m Like a Bird." Except, she looks more like a bat or maybe a marine animal after an oil spill. Seriously, the only bird she’s like is a scary-ass one. If she’s like a bird, she’ll only peck your eyes out.
Regardless of her fright factor, Nelly went on to host the show, perform and win five awards. After the ceremony, Nelly talked about the big night, saying, "I’m very much floating and flying without harness." How high is she?
More shots of the promiscuous bird after the jump. [Showbuzz/CBS News]
- Usher confirms his engagement. She said "Yeah! (yeah…yeah…yeah…!)" [CONCRETELOOOP]
- Comparing Jessica Simpson‘s butt crack to Kate Beckinsale‘s is like comparing apples to apple bottoms. [CityRag]
- The Courtney Love-on-a-beach-in-a-bikini saga continues, and it’s only getting scarier. Is George Romero directing this thing? [Egotastic!]
- Blades of Glory‘s Will Ferrell in an ice-skating costume? Ridiculous. Will Ferrell in an ice-skating costume on a cereal box? Delicious. [Popbytes]
Pitbull in a Skirt
Hip-hop honey Eve talked to Giant magazine about sex tapes, making up with Lil Kim, interracial love, and more (Giant)
Former Roc-a-Fella crooner Rell was busted for receiving 50 pounds of weed in the mail (All Hip-Hop)
The Vagina Luda-logues
St. John’s said no to the Vagina Monologues, so Ludacris might have to say no to swearing when he performs at the NYC university (XXL)
Hova Comes Ova
Rihanna‘s new single, "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z, is up on the web. The Bajan beauty is also the next Cover Girl. (SOHH)
Save Your Budget for Your Bling
The latest trend in hip-hop videos? Superstars going super low-budget. (MTV)
Earlier this week, we ran an interview with Traci Bingham, the winner of the first-ever Surreal Life Fame Games. For a different take on the show, we checked in with Andrea Lowell, who, despite not making the Top 5, is doing well, thank you very much. After the jump, Andrea talks frankly about her level of fame, the perks of being a hot chick, and — wait for it — quantum physics.