Are there second acts in American life? Check our celebreality world, and you’ll find the answer’s yes. Rejuvenation is the idea behind Mission: Man Band, where four former boy band singers connect to see if they can reclaim the spotlight. It debuted last night. And it made some of us misty-eyed. Really.
Mission: Man Band isn’t your usual Celebreality freakshow. Instead it’s the story of four guys who went from almost instantaneous mega-popularity to pop-culture footnotes, world-beaters to underdogs. The show finds them trying to restart their careers in spite of overwhelming odds. They’re not obnoxious. They’re not prone to nudity. They are struggling. You should get to know them.
Ashlee and Pete Snag Sexy Swag
The couple walked out of the Lollapalooza gift suite with pockets full of goodies, but refused to take photos with any of the items, in particular the KY Intimacy kit. Get kinky for the camera, guys! [NY Daily News]
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Brit caused slight damage to another car in a parking lot fender bender. But what’s more troubling about the sitch is her child-like sad face and the stains on the back of her dress. Maybe Sean should drive? [X17]
Lohan Parents’ Divorce Showdown
These two can’t stop creating drama and just won’t shut up about the other – today dad Michael’s complaining about Dina’s new boyfriend. Could Lindsay be more mature than her parents? [NY Post]
Here’s what Scott’s face looks like when he’s confronted with kids:
Stone. Cold. Fear.
Apparently the LA City Attorney’s office is trying to decide whether or not to prosecute Brandy on charges of manslaughter stemming from the car accident last winter that left one person dead. A source tells TMZ that there was a “conflict” over charges of manslaughter being brought against the singer. Prosecutors are supposedly waiting on data that will measure the speed of Brandy’s vehicle on impact, which will show if she tried to brake before hitting the car in front of her. The singer is currently being sued by the accident victim’s family.
Let this be a lesson to the Lindsay Lohans of the world! Drive safely people. Not even celebrity can get you off the hook in these crappy situations. Just ask Paris. [TMZ / Image: Getty]
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– Is Pam Anderson dating a gay man? Given that she looks like a jaundiced drag queen on a good day, it’s more than possible. [Dlisted]
- Usher‘s fragrance debuts. It contains notes of diapers, old lady and leather whips. But mostly diapers. [Crunk + Disorderly]
- Why the hell does Janet Jackson have a different body every time you see her? Maybe there are many Janets populating the world to confuse us. Michael, is that you under that weave? [CONCRETELOOP]
- Tobey Maguire dons spandex for a bike ride. Clearly, he’s having a hard time letting Spider-Man go. [A Socialite's Life]
- Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards‘ custody battle is turning ugly. It’s a shame when stuff like that happens to people who are aging so gracefully. [Yeeeah!]
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Hear that? It’s the sound of Britney fans breathing a tiny sigh of relief that their pop star has not totally gone off the deep end. Granted she’s still close, but the singer has finally done one smart thing after a summer full of lawyer letters, illegal Vegas trips, meltdowns, ex-assistants, babies with rotten teeth and extensions, extensions, extensions. Britney has hired a manager! And no, it’s not some guy she found down at her local Hooters – the girl’s gone and picked up Jeff Kwatinez, the guy recently fired by Kelly Clarkson. Well played! We’re not sure where this little zap of brain juice has come from, but we like it. Keep it up Brit! Just get those nipple slips under control and you’re on your way to Comeback City! [TMZ / Image: Getty]
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OMG LonelyGirl15 is dead! Who will take care of P. Monkey?!?! And dare we ask – who cares anymore? If you do, you know that the YouTube web-show sensation ended its year-long “season” yesterday with a 12-part finale that chronicled the death of the show’s star, Bree. Before you hop on your webcam to film a tear-filled response to the show, check out the first video here and the 10th finale installment above, and see if you can figure out what happened in between (we stopped watching after DanielBeast made that creepy video of Bree swimming in a river, but things seemed to get progressively crazier). Who knew a show about stuffed animals, crazy parents, a platonic best friend who may/may not have ever gotten his girl, and a crazy cult whose leader needs the blood of a 16-year old hot nerd to survive could cause such a frenzy – and a second season?! [Yahoo]
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Now that Rodeo’s gone on to that never-ending rainbow in the reality TV sky, we thought it was the perfect chance to catch up with her and learn more about her. (Full disclosure: I didn’t Google her.) Alternately guffawing and crying, depending on where the conversation turned, Rodeo kept me on my toes, to say the least. Certain things she said made me bite my cheeks — it was all I could do to keep from shrieking, “Yee-haw!”
After the jump, Rodeo talks about her untimely exit. She reveals details of the 5,000 or so projects she has in the pipeline (we didn’t even get around to really going into some stuff, like her background in the fitness industry, her burgeoning music career and her love for writing poems). Most importantly, she gives us insight into the power of her hat.
If you are a rocker with humble Jersey roots, gajillions of dollars and a cool dude hairdoo, you are legally NOT allowed to be a whiner. This is the law of rock, of life, of Jersey! But Jon Bon Jovi has apparently lost sight of the awesomeness of his ripped jeans, forsaking his easy going rep to instead throw a tantrum about something as silly as the name of an energy drink. Earlier this year the rocker demanded that the name of energy drink MiJovi be changed, stating that the product and its slogan (“itsmienergy.itsmijovi.itsmilife.”) were stealing from his name, as well as his band’s song “It’s My Life.” However brew creator Marcos Carrington claims that the drink is simply a tribute to his girlfriend Jovita. “It is unfair, he has said, “because Mijovi has nothing to do with Bon Jovi.”
The growing controversy has bumped sales of Mijovi in the rocker’s Jersey hood, and one source even said that “One store had people coming and getting their pictures taken with the drink. It’s even spawned a cocktail called the ‘Angry Rocker.’ ” Sounds like it’s time for Jon to relax a bit, and remember what it’s really all about – sex,
drugs energy drinks and rock n’ roll. [NY Post, ABC News. Image: Getty]
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