Victoria, British Columbia, Nelly Furtado‘s hometown, has given the promicuous girl her own day. Sounds just like Jennifer Hudson, doesn’t it? (Actually, sounds more like basketball star Steve Nash – the Victoria-raised Phoenix Suns MVP was similarly honored last year.) Nelly will be present at today’s ceremony, and then, later tonight, will kick off a nine-date Canadian tour. At the celebration, meanwhile, a troupe of high-schoolers from the singer’s alma mater will dance a choreographed routine to her music. Later, everyone will wear pigtails, fly like a bird, eat granola bars, and get funky with Timbaland beats. Just kidding about that last part. Tells us how would YOU would celebrate Nelly Day.
Britney Spears is now back where she belongs; or at least, she’s closer to the viewfinders of the papparazzi (really: same thing). She checked out of Promises Malibu Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment Facility on Tuesday after staying 27 days, which falls short of the facility’s typical treatment time (30 to 45 days). But considering Brit’s recent yo-yo rehabbing regimen, let’s be happy that she’s made it this far. Besides, if she really was drinking 24 cans of Coke a day, that amounted to 648 Cokes during her stay and 90,720 calories. So really, it was time to stop the madness.
The early-ish check-out actually was predicted weeks ago — word was that Brit would be out of Promises in time to attend today’s Hollywood birthday party for her ex, Kevin Federline. That won’t be happening, though — the party’s been canceled because of a reported lack of interest (imagine!). So Brit has one more night to rest before she starts painting the town pink again. [AP/Yahoo!]
Size Matters: Paula Calls Simon "Small Ben"
Paula seems to be highly educated on his private parts. Hmmm. [New York Post]
Pam & the Kids: Hit the Road Jack
The Baywatch bombshell has had enough of the men in her life. [E! Online]
News Station Broadcasts 30 Seconds of Porn
Employee fired for "an intolerable act of human sabotage." [MSN]
Mom Says Princess Lindsay Is Like Princess Di
If the paparazzi keeps chasing La Lohan, tragedy may follow. [New York Post]
"Talent" Wants to Dump Brandy for Sharon Osbourne
Overwhelmed by Brandy’s negative publicity, NBC is looking for a replacement. [Televisionary]
We asked you to let New York know which man she should pick. We wanted you to give Chance and Tango advice on how to win New York’s heart. We requested that you send Real your condolences. You came through on all fronts — big time. Opinionated and funny, your comments keep streaming into our blog. See our findings after the jump!
Blue-eyed soul crooner Robin Thicke is finally coming into his own. So no wonder he’s got some big-time options. Dude’s writing a score for the forthcoming movie This Wednesday, and he’s got to make it truly evocative. His wife, Paula Patton, in part of the cast, playing a pimp who works the streets of Hot ‘Lanta. That’s a little different than the role his dad, Alan Thicke, played on Growing Pains.
- Keanu Reeves accidentally sideswipes a paparazzo with his Porsche. We control these machines; they don’t control us, eh, Neo? [Dlisted]
- Kim Kardashian seems to be moving from one b-list R&B singer (Ray J) to another (Marques Houston). Pretty Rickey, you’re on deck! [Crunk & Disorderly]
- Pop culture has seemed so dry without Lindsay Lohan‘s exposed lady bits. Thank god they’re back! [Egotastic!]
- Justin Timberlake curses a lot in a Details cover story. This is because he’s a thug. [Just Jared]
- Speaking of thugs, we now know where Fergie stands on the Bloods-Crips divide. Finally! [A Socialite's Life]
Some advice from Chance:
Seriously, dude. Practice what you preach.
In the modern rap game, you’re only as good as the company you keep. So given T.I.’s studio posse, the Southern rapper is hotter than a sweltering July day in downtown ATL.
According to T.I., his upcoming album T.I. vs. T.I.P. (scheduled for a July release) will have the following "features" on it: Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Scott Storch, Mannie Fresh, Wyclef Jean, Nelly, Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, Ciara, Akon, and Just Blaze, among others. (Whew. Only thing that could make that list more impressive is getting a bald Britney to raise Tupac and Biggie from the dead.)
One person who isn’t likely to visit him in the studio, however, is T.I.’s ex-girlfriend/fiancé Tameka "Tiny" Cottle (left). The two recently announced their amicable split, even though Cottle is due to give birth to T.I.’s fifth child (second with Cottle) in July.
"I Love New York" is down to two: Real was sent packing, leaving Chance and Tango to battle it out mano y mano. Check this page again soon for our full episode 9 recap. In the meantime, watch extras that weren’t shown on TV and send shout-outs/advice to New York, Chance and Tango — and condolences to Real.
New York wept big time when she let Real go in Episode 9. Now, she has to decide between Chance (fun and playful but unpredictable and thuggish) and Tango (suave and chill but whiney). Who should New York pick, and why?