In her latest communication from Ironyville, Courtney Love has confessed that she has kicked her addiction to "perfection." In a typo-ridden, 1,000 word blog post on the discussion board of her site Moonwashedrose (short for the typically verbose Love) the singer — who obviously hasn’t kicked her addiction to attention or plastic surgery — discusses her recent weight loss and the criticism she’s received. She also shared with Spinner.com, in her rambling Courtney-speak, the significance of her upcoming album’s title, Nobody’s Daughter. "I’m not pouting. I’m not playing anything up. I don’t have parents that I acknowledge. I’m nobody’s daughter. I’m nobody’s wife. I’m nobody’s bitch. I’m nobody’s daughter. I’m nobody’s widow. I’m somebody’s mother. Other than that, I don’t identify with these other female roles I’m supposed to have."
- Donatella Versace could only be hotter if she were spread out over some newspaper, face down. [CityRag]
- Jesse Metcalfe is out of rehab and in the arms of some unidentified woman. Broads over brews? How butch! [Dlisted]
- Naomi Campbell jokingly tells an audience to, "put your phones away – off the table – so I can’t get to them." Ho, ho, ho, Nao! Abuse is hilarious! [The Superficial]
- Lindsay Lohan‘s MySpace has been hacked. Good for her! She could use the exposure. [Egotastic!]
- Now that Sanjaya‘s off Idol, David Arquette steps to the plate with mock-worthy hair. Way to take one for the team, Dave! [Just Jared]
The tragedy at Virginia Tech has sparked an outpouring of grief from politicians and artists far and wide, and the hip-hop community is no exception.
Virginia rappers Pusha T, Fam-Lay and Skillz all talked to AllHipHop.com about how the tragedy is affecting their home state. "We must come together as a community to be strong for students and families whose lives were lost," said The Clipse‘s Pusha T, a Virginia Beach native.
And About.com did a cool feature called the "Top 10 Rap Songs About Loss" that gets away from the bling and braggadocio and focuses on hip-hop’s sympathetic side.
Now and then our Tour Survival Guide will check in with rockers about life on the road. Here’s lead singer Amy Lee on keeping her sanity with video games and tour hygiene.
When Bathing’s Not An Option
Makeup remover wipes and Wet Wipes in general. We’re constantly trying to refresh and get more. The tour is gross and you can only bathe half the time, and when you can’t bathe, you can always use a wet wipe. I always have to wear a lot of makeup on stage, so my face takes a beating.
Look Who’s Talking Now
Kirstie Alley came to a show recently — it was really cool. She said hi and we all took pictures. She was getting an autograph for her son. We all thought that was really, really cool.
Allhiphop.com is reporting that rapper Tony Yayo‘s mother’s house in Queens, N.Y. was "riddled with bullets" Wednesday night.
The site is also reporting that shots were not heard outside, leading to speculation that silencers may have been used in the shooting.
Yayo has been in the headlines lately after being charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a minor. Yayo allegedly attacked the 14-year-old son of Jimmy Rosemond. Rosemond is the owner of Czar Entertainment.
We will follow the story throughout the day.
Simon Explains Rolling His Eyes at Virginia Tech Comment
Idol tough guy calls internet-fueled criticism "rubbish," but apologizes anyway. Maybe being smug doesn’t always work! [E!]
Snoop to UNICEF: I Want Xbox, Weed
The super stoned rapper refused to go on stage at a benefit unless an Xbox was installed in his dressing room. [New York Post]
Is Katie Holmes Leaving Cruise in the Dust?
She’s reconnecting with family and friends, and even talking to catholic priests. What’s next? [MSNBC]
Canadians love to make fun of Fergie. First Alanis Morissette made a funny Interweb video with her morose cover of “My Humps.” Now super-rude sex rapper Peaches has created a video that mocks Alanis mocking Fergie. (It’s very meta, a distinctly Canadian state of mind.) It’s called “My Dumps” and it’s not really safe for work, unless you work for the Department of Sanitation.
Who made the better spoof: Alanis or Peaches?
Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell‘s public feud has reignited and it feels so…desperate. Donald recently got his mitts on some provocative bondage gear Ro rocked in the 1994 S&M-comedy bomb Exit to Eden, via a fan. Don then sent said undergarment to Barbara Walters, Rosie’s boss at The View. He explained his action to the New York Post:
"I sent it to Barbara to hang in her office because I didn’t want it in mine. It was funny, except that it was really gross. It’s disgusting."
Well that explains it: countless celebs send their trash Barbara’s way. They don’t call her Packrat Walters for nothing.
Akon put on quite a show at a recent concert in Trinidad. The guest-rapper du jour was allegedly running a dance contest wherein dancers would compete for a trip to Africa. Seven women competed, and immediately following, the winner was asked to compete against the "Africa" representative, who turned out to be Akon himself. The rapper then proceeded to graphically grind up against the girl for several seconds, flipping her around on the ground and onto the monitors.
Do you think Akon was inappropriate?
The Malakar era is kaput. The pony-hawking, bandana-wearing, utra-pitchy and mildly cute Sanjaya has been pushed through American Idol’s trap door. "Sanjaya is love" said mentor Diana Ross a few weeks ago. Sure, we’ll agree. And now he’s history, too. "Let’s give ‘em something to talk about," squeeked the singer while ruining Bonnie Raitt’s lustful tune on last night’s show, "other than hair." For the last six weeks, he coifed his way to fame. Wonder if Chris or Phil can pull that off in the next few weeks…