After Nas‘ shocking announcement that his next album, purportedly due in December, would be titled Nigga, his record company has hit back, debunking his claims entirely. A source “close to” Def Jam honcho L.A. Reid told Fox News that there’s no new studio album due from Nas at all (though a greatest-hits set is to hit stores in November), and that even if there were, it probably wouldn’t carry such a potentially offensive title. “How would that look at Wal-Mart?” Terrible next to $5 leggings and this T-shirt, no doubt.
Of course, the very hypothesis that Nas would release an album named Nigga sent the usual suspects’ mouths foaming. Jesse Jackson denounced the title, calling it “socially distasteful,” while the NAACP said the name “shows a real lack of creative imagination.” Interestingly, support for the name came from none other than Don Imus‘ camp: Imus lawyer Martin Garbus called Nigga “a good thing.” “Words like that should be deprived of their meanings, and then they can’t hurt.” Clearly, Imus (or at least, his people) can’t wait to get back to work. [FoxNews.com / Image: Getty]
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Oh Meredith Viera! She just can’t help but reveal her true, kinky self on the air – she’s the exact same way after one cosmo at ‘Applebee’s Night’ with her gal pals. Here is the former View co-host making what is either a veiled butt sex joke or a Freudian slip of sorts to a traumatized Jake Gyllenhaal. And to think Brokeback Mountain jokes got old in 2006. Alas, Meredith is probably wishing she knew how to quit them right about now. Zing! [A Socialite’s Life]
Tila, sweeheart. You have broken our hearts. We will forgive you, of course — how could we not — but we will never forgive MTV. Last night’s display of lewd innuendo and sexual aggression was, simply put, disgusting. A disgrace. A foolish, wanton waste of cash and resources, not unlike all the promotion Microsoft put behind Zune, the coffers Google emptied for YouTube, the treasures that evaporated into wisps of money-colored, cocaine-scented smoke when Lindsay Lohan released I Know Who Killed Me. But we digress. Yes, yes, we do.
We felt worse for having watched A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila last night. We felt so dirty, in fact, that we showered afterward, and we scrubbed hard. We are still raw, Tila. We also still feel dirty. As for you . . . well, we felt for you, but our patience has begun to run thin. MTV treats you like a tarted up piece of rotting flank steak slathered in lipgloss and tottering on stripper heels, and you don’t seem to care. Haven’t you noticed? How long will you turn the other cheek? When will you come to VH1? We would never treat you like that. You were in tears before the first commercial break, honey!
Because we must allow Suri Cruise to do whatever she wants, we are forced to allow her to write this post. Our apologies in advance – she tends to be a bit racy and we can’t control her.
Wazzzup bizzzaches! It’s your girl Sur-diggity in the motherf*ckin’ blogosphere! I’m here to tell you how to raise your kids the Scientology way so they can grow up just like me: rich, spoiled, and totally addicted to wearing cardigan sweaters.
First up: Eff breast milk! Get them kids hooked on good ol’ sugary cornsyrup as soon as they’re out. That’s what my parents feed me – corn syrup, barley and milk. It’s like baby crack!
Next: Let me do what ever I want, fools! My mom and my dad are never allowed to tell me no and it’s working! I get to do whatever I want – why do you think I’ve been allowed to rock this bowl cut for so long?
Lastly: If you aren’t down with L Ron then you aren’t down with me. Both my nannies (that’s right – I got two, a-holes!) are Scientologists and my dad won’t let anyone else near me. So stay the eff away! You smell like normal people, and that scares me.
Holmes?! Where’s my bottle of corn syrup and barley, b*tch?!
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What do t.A.T.u. have in common with Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan? Until very recently, nothing. But since Mischa Barton signed on to star in the upcoming film Finding t.A.T.u., the Sapphic Russian twosome is the subject of a new film. Based on a true story, the former O.C. starlet plays Lana Starkova, a Russian slaughterhouse worker [Ed: WTF?], who meets lonely American Janie Sawyer on a t.A.T.u. fansite and together enter the seedy Russian underworld of drugs and violence. Hear that kids? t.A.T.u. is a gateway drug. Check out the glorified music video above — you’ll have to suspend disbelief long enough to buy the idea that t.A.T.u. actually warrant a film, as well Barton’s accent.
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If you’re wondering what Flavor of Love alumna Buckwild, Deelishis, Bootz and Buckeey are doing, the answer can be summed up thusly: y’know…hanging around…and stuff. Along with Heat and 12 Pack (“The Party Boys”) of I Love New York, Becky Buckwild can be seen every week in the uncensored VSPOT video recaps of I Love New York 2. On both Flavor of Love 2 and Charm School, Buckwild could be counted on for hilarious interviews of the show’s happenings (her bit about Toasteee’s “little…vagina” was really a gift to the world), and so riffing on the happenings of her “nemesis” New York finds her in her element. Check it:
Meanwhile, Shay, Larissa and Deelishis recently were snapped by Sandra Rose at Ne-Yo‘s Midnight Breakfast and Cocktails party. At one point, Deelishis and Ne-Yo were extremely cozy…
Check out the shots of the girls below. There are even more to be seen in Sandra Rose’s Gallery.
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Photo: Shay and Deelishis at Comedy Central’s Flavor Flav Roast
No man? No problem! Not for Lindsay Lohan, who nabbed not one – but two taken guys while in rehab! You may recall the tale of the married man Linds supposedly shacked up with at Cirque Lodge, a romance which has since led to his wife divorcing him. Once that old guy was given the boot, Lindsay satiated her sexual appetite with Riley Giles, a 25-year old fellow patient and snowboarder. The actress has announced him as her boyfriend and has been seen toting him around like a Balenciaga bag. Alas, Riley was supposedly ENGAGED to someone else when he entered rehab, and blew off his fiancee, Bree Tierney, off by not returning her calls. Dissed and dismissed!
So the next time you find yourself single and in a pinch, take a couple hints on how to pick men from the home wrecking expert, Ms. Maneating Lohan:
1. The more taken the guy is, the better! Make sure he at least has given a lady a ring making their relationship official.
2. Kids? Kool! This means he’s probably thinks he doesn’t get laid enough and will gladly do whatever he can to unzip your J Brand jeans.
3. Always beat one addiction with another. Sexing up another gal’s guy will only make your attempt to kick the nose candy easier – and more enjoyable.
4. When people start accusing you of taking their men, just talk to the tabloids! They’ll straighten everything out for you AND pay you money (which you once could’ve used to buy blow. Sigh.)
Fellow Man Stealers – share your tips here! What’s the best way to dabble with another lady’s dude and get away with it? [Getty]
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Ellen’s Pup Problems Escalate
She may have wept openly on her show yesterday, but Ellen’s flack has apparently been playing a little dirty with the dog agency in question, whose president is now receiving death threats. [NYP]
Hills Stars Spencer & Heidi Get Hacked
Hackers allegedly broke into the couple’s respective blogs and posted confessions, claiming that they leaked the sex tape rumors about co-star LC. We smell two idiots orchestrating a super-smart publicity stunt! [People]
Pics: Pam Anderson’s White Wedding
Hurray! It’s the first pic from Pam’s Vegas wedding and – big surprise – she looks like she does all the time. Tiny skirt, big hair and massive boobs say matrimony to us! [Ok!]
Brit Bashes her Custody Judge
The worst mom in LA was overheard ragging on the judge in her court case. That’s the way to get those babies back, girl! [Us]
Lindsay Drops By Favorite LA Haunts
She’s backkkkkk. Linds did a little shopping yesterday on Robertson Blvd. surrounded by a posse of paparazzi. And here we thought she had kicked her addiction to attention. [DListed]
After having over five years off…