Don’t expect to see Ugly Betty rocking a bony body any time soon. America Ferrera says that her gym routine is sporadic and that her weight tends to fluctuate. "I gain a pound, I lose a pound. But I think I’ve developed a really good sense of when I’m doing something for myself as opposed to when I’m doing something because of other people’s expectations of me." If this is true, America Ferrera is the most grounded and balanced young actress in Hollywood today. Who needs fame when you’ve got Zen?
America adds that in addition to the gym, she can’t really hang with anorexia, either. "After four hours of being anorexic, I’d be like, ‘It’s been four whole hours! Feed me!’" Is America just voracious, or is she preparing for a role as killer plant Audrey II in a remake of Little Shop of Horrors? Either way: exciting. [Showbuzz/CBS News]
Fleetwood Mac fox and original California bad girl Stevie Nicks has slammed rumors of Lindsay Lohan playing her in a biopic about the singer’s life. In an interview in this month’s Blender magazine, the Gold Dust Woman addresses a question about La Lohan’s aspirations: "Lindsay Lohan thinks she is going to play me! But what the hell movie does she think she’s talking about? There is no book, there is no screenplay, there is no movie. There is never going to be a movie made without me, because it’s never going to be the story of me….So good luck, Lindsay."
The tartlet has never been shy about her Nicks obsession, covering "Edge of Seventeen" on her A Little More Personal album.
Tough break, Linds. Might we suggest Night of a Thousand Stevies?
In the movie "The Matrix," Neo saves the world from technology run amok.
In the R&B matrix, Ne-Yo is out to save Whitney Houston. From herself.
The superstar writa ternt sanga has been called in by none other than Clive Davis to rework Whitney’s upcoming comeback album, and according to Ne-Yo, he got there just in time.
"(All the songs) had the one same theme, which was ‘My name is Whitney Houston and this is my triumphant comeback,’" Ne-Yo told The Sun after hearing eight cuts off the record. "I’m sure we all get that (she’s suffered a lot) but I think she needs songs about regular everyday life. So that’s what I’m planning to add to the album — songs about everyday emotions."
Meanwhile, Ne-Yo’s own "everyday emotions" — not to mention those of his female co-stars — are on full display in the video for his sexed-up hit, "Because of You."
Proving that there’s no low baby boomers won’t sink to, a rock ’n’ roll theme park is set to open in Myrtle Beach next spring. Called Hard Rock Park (because it’s associated with Hard Rock Café, of course), the 150-acre playground will provide opportunities for 30,000 enthusiasts to ride the music, every single day. Though individual attractions have yet to be announced, we’re all aflutter over here, wondering whether the rides will be able to incorporate rock ’n’ roll’s all-important sex and drugs elements into their design. We shudder to guess at who will be honored with a roller coaster (John Bonham? Bon Scott? Janis Joplin?). We also loathe to speculate whose name will grace the shooting gallery (Courtney Love? 50 Cent? Phil Spector?). Basically, there’s no end to the bad puns we could make here, which is sort of the point. After all, the park already unveiled Mount Rockmore — a 250-ton sand sculpture that features the faces of Elvis, John Lennon, Hendrix and Bob Marley, as its groundbreaking mascot. Way to respect the artists, Hard Rock Park!
Now and then our Tour Survival Guide checks in with rockers about life on the road. Here’s Rocco Deluca on gold toes and ELO.
Don’t Expect a Foreigner Collaboration
I was opening up for Foreigner, solo acoustic at the Sun Theater. [After I finished] I said "Thanks for having me, and enjoy Journey!" I got fired off the tour, the first show. The saddest part was that they filmed the show, and right behind me is a big kick drum with "Foreigner" written across it. The promoter thought it was kind of funny. He paid me extra, but then he told me I had to leave the tour.
Or ELO For That Matter
In L.A. the most random people will come out. The sitcom people, other musicians that you didn’t even know dig your sh*t. It’s a nice feeling. There’s been people that have come out to shows that I had no idea [knew us]. A friend dragged them, or they heard about our live show. I was at the Viper Room and Jeff Lynne from ELO told me that he thought I was the devil, because of the way I play live.
As excitement for the I Love New York reunion mounts, we’re going back and dusting off a never-before-published interview with 12 Pack. After the jump, the buff bachelor talks about his future in TV, whether he really had love for New York and…oh yeah, all that gay stuff.
MSNBC Kicks Imus Off Radio
The channel “deeply regret[s] the pain this incident has caused.” Does it regret all the other Imus incidents, too? [TMZ]
Willa Ford to Play Anna Nicole on the Big Screen
Who better to play Anna Nicole than an ex-Playboy model? Shooting begins next week. [MSN]
Snoop’s Guns & Weed: No Contest
He takes probation and community service to avoid a possible prison sentence. Isn’t this admitting guilt? [Yahoo!]
<p><a href=”>Jacko’s Selling Neverland Cheap
He asked for $50 mil, but might only get around $20 from debt guru Bill Huff. [New York Post]
Justin Dials Brit’s Digits
“I was worried about her,” says JT. Guess he wasn’t “worried” enough to pay her a visit. [TMZ]
The screaming. The rumbling. The tears. The ass-gesturing. The new hairdos. We had full access at the I Love New York reunion, which taped earlier this week and airs Sunday, April 15 at 9/8c on VH1. It could be the most explosive and shocking reunion yet. We can’t say too much about what went down, but as a preview, we pulled a few quotes that were too good not to share. Not all of these may make it to air, but try to guess which I Love New York personality said the following, and check back next week for the answers.
1. "My credit is so good that I have my own Visa card."
2. "She rode out on shell-back, I rode out on horseback."
3. "Like you, I am a man of Christ."
4. "Everywhere I go, I get free shots, free drinks, free one-night stands."
5. "Women don’t put perfume on their lips!"
6. "I did what I had to do to X him out, and obviously, I got X’ed out."
7. "I don’t believe in MySpace gangstas. I don’t believe in Internet thugs."
8. "Talk to the ass, bitch."
The line-up for this year’s now-stationary Lollapalooza was announced, and tons of your favorite bands will be there. Chart-toppers Modest Mouse, electro-wizards Daft Punk and critics’ darlings TV on the Radio will share stages and craft services with smaller acts like Cold War Kids and the Fratellis, while over on the Time Warp stage Patti Smith and Pearl Jam, patron saints of downtown and college cool, will play, making it feel like 1975 and 1993 respectively. The festival takes place at Grant Park in Chicago, where it’s been since 2005, and will be held til 2011. Three-day passes will run you $195, but honestly, can you put a price on standing shoulder-to-shoulder with thousands of fellow concertgoers in 100 degree weather?
Which artist are you most excited to see?
Now is the time of the American Idol season when the results shows seem to drag on fooorrrrrreeevvvveerrrr. With only eight contestants left last night, there are only seven "fill in name here" speeches for Ryan Seacrest to make. It shouldn’t have taken an hour to find out what most of us knew anyway—that Haley Scarnato would be walking those nice legs off the stage, never to return. Her limp version of "Turn The Beat Around" was her death knell.