Alterna-mistress and original riot grrrl Courtney Love turned 43 in London this week, and celebrated her birthday by trashing her room at the Covent Garden Hotel. That’s right: She’s 43. And she trashed her hotel room. An "insider" told ITV News: "Staff said the room was left in a right state — like a wild animal had been let loose in there. She has used the place as an ashtray with butts strewn about and burn marks all over the bed, carpet and upholstery. I feel sorry for whoever had to clean it up." Nice going, Court. You’ve certainly become the poster-child for maturity. If you, dear readers, can’t get enough of her, check the disturbingly lucid inteview footage above. It’s fascinating in that plastic-surgery-disaster sort of way.
If this was 1988, this would be the biggest news story ever: Former Smiths frontman Morrissey (and vehement vegetarian) slammed fur-loving pop star Madonna, claiming Madge adopted her son, two-year-old orphan David Banda, in order to make a jacket out of him. “I wouldn’t be surprised if she [Madonna] made that African boy into a coat and wore him…for 15 minutes, and then threw it away,” said the famously dyspeptic singer. In the past, Moz has gone after his own band, George Michael and David Bowie, as well as mope rock king Robert Smith. Smith famously committed to eating meat, simply because Morrissey doesn’t. Way to gather support, Moz.
And now, a special dispatch from World of Pop blogger Mark Graham:
Back in February, over 10,000 people tested their Pop Culture Intelligence Quotient (PCIQ) at VH1.com. Of all those entrants, three complete strangers were chosen to compete in the 2007 World Series of Pop Culture for their extremely high scores and trivia fortitude. Tod, Kyle and Lucien are the savants that make up Almost Perfect Strangers 2.0. In the first match of last night’s competition, they took on the Truffle Shuffles (pictured above, hailing from New York, by way of Florida) — and won.
Once (and future?) Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams has leaped to the defense of Beyoncé regarding the non-issue that has arisen from TMZ.com‘s quip about "Beyoncé’s roboho performance getup" that the diva wore during last month’s BET Awards (in a nutshell, Al Sharpton lashed out at the paparazzi-driven mega-blog, saying its use of the word "ho" was racist and misogynistic). TMZ then pointed out that their "ho" branding was not in reference to Beyoncé, but her outfit. But don’t tell Michelle that! Said the warbler to the New York Daily News:
"It’s downright mean. You can write me word for word. What has Beyoncé done to deserve being called a ‘ho’? No one should be called a ho!"
Way to go, Michelle, running to stick up for a poor, defenseless superstar. How much do you want to bet that this is Michelle’s way of angling for a Destiny’s Child reunion. Or, at the very least, for another cameo in a Beyoncé video? Michelle can do the Naomi Campbell walk and the scissor-leg, but her biggest talent is her ability to do the ass-kiss. [New York Daily News]
Today’s New York Post had this juicy little blind item that we couldn’t help but study for a couple of minutes:
"Which hip-hop legend is going to go broke paying child support? Besides
his known baby mamas, seven months ago, a member of his entourage gave
birth to another child of his, which was the last straw for his
So who could it possibly be? Diddy? Eminem? Snoop? Russell? What are your guesses?
She’s back, she’s bootylicious and she’s rockin’ a really tight dress. Our favorite nobody it girl, Kim Kardashian, showed up at Fashion Week in Miami posing like crazy for the cameras – smiling, blowing kisses, and of course, showing off that behind. And what a behind it is! That girl has enough junk in her trunk for a yard sale – or ten. It’s clear Kim’s her own biggest fan – and with good reason. Nicole, Paris, Hilary and Lilo should take a look at those curves and rethink their bone-thin frames. When they turn around, all they see are their shadows, and we’d much rather look at Kim’s lovely lady lumps. And so would she! [Splash News]
Click below the jump for more pics of Kim doing her favorite backside pose!
Watch this talent agent fawn over Amy King, a Lindsay Lohan look-alike, in the second webisode of "Connected," and don’t forget that T-Mobile, the force behind this production, is going all out this summer to make sure you are entertained. In addition to the webisodes, you can enter to win a trip to a big MTV bash in New York for you and four of your friends and check out Amy King’s favorite music videos with this hot playlist.
It’s never been easier to stay cool in the summer!
The name of Britney’s new man has been nailed down as Daimon Shippen, who is possibly the same mustachioed security guy who helped Brit when she almost dropped Sean Preston on the street last year. X17 has some juicy tidbits on the protective giant:
- Approximately 34 years of age.
- He’s served as a production assistant on films.
- Was fired from his first bodyguard employment agency for allegedly owning a "sex toy/porn website." Uh oh…
- X17 says he "may not be into girls!" What is going on here?!
We’ve got Us saying that Daimon and Brit are definitely doing it, and a different report that reveals Britney’s boyfriend’s name is apparently Sam, and it’s not this beefcake at all! And supposedly this beefcake likes other beefcakes! We’re lost. Sounds like Brit might be too – as Children’s Protective Services visited her Malibu mansion three times last week due to her pool being unsafe for children. The visit forced the starlet to move her brood to the Four Seasons Hotel where she was spotted sobbing. It’s a good thing Brit has some big arms to hold her and a broad chest to lean on. Even if he doesn’t like girls, he’ll at least still let her cry. Cuz he’s on her payroll and really doesn’t have a choice.
Nicole: Baby’s Life in Jeopardy
Doctors say that the tiny starlet’s health and past problems with addiction could complicate her pregnancy, which is reportedly 3 months along. [Star Magazine]
Angelina’s Down to Skin and Bones
Sources reveal the A Mighty Heart star is barely eating a couple of bites of fruit per meal – if she even eats at all. [Life and Style]
Eva: Who You Callin’ Bridezilla?
Though her wedding was enormous and spanned numerous days, Eva Longoria claims she didn’t stress out about her nuptials. Maybe it was all that French wine that chilled her out? [Yahoo]
Scott Baio is 45, single, and most importantly, talking about it. The veteran sitcom actor and notorious ladies man (with Pam Anderson, Erika Eleniak, Nicole Eggert, Nicolette Sheridan, Brooke Shields, Denise Richards, and Heather Locklear all taking up notches on his bedpost), is set to make his foray into reality programming when Scott Baio Is 45…and Single premieres Sunday, July 15 at 10:30/9:30c. The yin to a show like Rock of Love‘s yang, Baio is a more introspective dating show that probes into the psyche of a star who just can’t seem to commit. We talked to Scott about the state of reality TV, getting older in Hollywood, how it sucks to be called Chachi 30 years later, and why you won’t catch him getting his prostate examined on TV. Our loss? Find out!