You thought that Gina Glocksen could have rocked if she’d only made it to the Bon Jovi episode? Maybe she’ll grab "Bed of Roses" or something when all the American Idol cast members spend the summer touring their asses off. That’s right, the whole crew, including Sanjaya, will romp around the United States for three months beginning in July.
In other Idol news, recently ousted dudes Chris and Phil have been talking about spats with Simon and armed forces commitments respectively. Got a feel for which singer is going to be dumped on Tuesday?
Tommy Buys "Greece" for Pam The Motley Crue drummer is paying between $15 and $45 million for the luxury island representing Greece in the Dubai project known as The World. Tommy, money can’t buy you love! [Hollywood Rag]
50 Cent Sells Mansion The 48,000-plus-square-foot house, once owned by Mike Tyson, is decorated with stripper poles and has a helicopter pad. If only walls could talk. [Yahoo!]
Our Tour Survival Guide checks in with rockers about life on the road. Here’s Kings of Leon’s Jared Followill on sweet vermouth, donkey noises and getting lei’d.
Worst Job On Tour: Tour Manager We had a tour manager that we didn’t like, so every show I would make her give me a sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist. And she would do it every night. And I never drank one of them, because it was so gross.
The Braying of Donkeys, or Kings of Leon We do this weird extremely country retarded song [before every show]. It kind of sounds like a donkey. One of our uncles used to sing it -— I don’t know why we [started doing] it, but we were kind of superstitious, and now it’s something we do to embarrass ourselves during festival season where everyone can hear us. We say a prayer after, then we go play. [My band is] weird. They think we’re not going to wail unless we do it. And I think we would wail either way. I’m really superstitious, but if it causes me to be embarrassed I could do without it.
Guys 21 and up, if you have love for New York, you have a chance to show it in person. The producers of I Love New York 2 are holding a casting call Sunday (May 6) at the New York club Home (532 West 27th Street , New York, New York). Auditions will be held from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and big personalities are a must. Of course, New York herself will be in attendance, handpicking the dudes that will vie for her affection. "I don’t know if I’m going to go for a thug, a nerd or Enrico Suavé this time," she says. "I’m gonna peel my eyes back and keep them wide open this time. The winner is going to be the one who loves me the most."
Of course, if you can’t make it (or just look better on the Internet), you can still audition via ILoveNewYork2.com (but keep in mind that only five of the 20 men who make the show will be chosen from the site — you may have a better chance if you show up in person).
Don’t count on hearing Kelly Clarkson‘s new record any time soon — sources told British newspaper The Daily Mail that label titan Clive Davis "savaged" the American Idol winner’s third album, My December. "It was an extraordinary presentation," a source at the label said. "Clive was absolutely merciless in his criticism of Kelly." Clarkson, whose Breakaway sold over 5 million copies to date, wrote and produced her latest effort. The first single "Never Again" is a dark departure for Clarkson (sample lyric: "I hope when you’re in bed with her/ you think of me") with an even more sinister video. As of now, the album has no release date.
Our ramp-up to Rock Honors (May 24) always includes revealing chats with the music’s stars. Road Tales focuses on some the silliness that goes down when bands are on tour.
We knew that Motorhead could make the Earth quake. The bedrock metal on Overkill and Orgasmatron explains that talent fairly well. What we didn’t know is that bossman Lemmy could make it rain frogs. See for yourself.
Is there trouble in the valley of the Pussycat Dolls? TMZ is reporting that Asia Nitollano, the "winner" of the CW’s reality song-dance-and-bitch fest Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll, may be already out of the group. The Dolls were spotted performing Wednesday in Atlanta without their new baby girl. Additionally, Robin Antin, was seen performing with Melissa Reyes and Chelsea Korka, the show’s first- and second-runner-ups, respectively. Hmmm.
While rap’s young guns are appeasing critics and vowing to keep it clean, one of hip-hop’s elder statesmen isn’t about to let Al, Oprah or anyone else tell him what he can and can’t say.
In an interview with SOHH, Ice-T said that he’s going to continue to use the N-word when he’s got the mic in his hand, claiming that the word’s OK when used by someone from the ‘hood.
"I’m (going to) say ‘n***a’ til the wheels fall off," said the Original Gangster. "My daddy used to say it. I believe that, if it doesn’t apply to you, don’t say it. If you ain’t from the hood, don’t say n***a. That’s where it lies."
Ice-T then went off on sellouts, saying that he thinks "a lot of black people are too overly concerned with what white people think about them."
What’s your take on Ice’s stance? Is the N-word always offensive, or can it be used by those with cred?
Ashlee Simpson is maybe the biggest star under 25 with noticeable plastic surgery (I mean, come on!), and yet, she tells Cosmopolitan that she is "confident" about the way she looks. LIES! Ashlee’s whopper continues:
"I feel very confident with the way I look. But I felt just as confident the way I looked before. I’ve always been confident with who I am."
LIES! Oh yeah, she must have gotten her nose shaved down and the chin implant because she wanted to get that tingly feeling in her face without resorting to snorting coke. Does she think we’re stupid? Does she think we don’t realize that someone in the limelight who’s as young as she is and who alters her face has serious esteem issues? If she wanted to save face, she probably shouldn’t have taken a jackhammer to it!
It’s OK to be insecure; it’s not OK to lie. Ashlee’s words are totally absurd. You know how absurd they are? This absurd: