Now and then our Tour Survival Guide will check in with rockers about life on the road. Here’s Hinder’s Cody Hanson on what keeps them running: booze, porn stars and the fans.
Diet of Champions
We took most of the food off [our rider] because you can only get so much [alcohol], and if you have food on there, it’s taking up your alcohol money. Now we get a loaf of bread, and peanut butter and jelly. I’ve been on a cottage cheese kick lately. It’s amazing what you’ll eat at the end of the night when you’re all f*cked up.
They can Time Travel to 1986
Ron Jeremy came to Oklahoma City and introduced us — we had two hometown shows back-to-back. One night was Ron Jeremy and the other night was Jesse Jane. So we had two different porn stars introduce us two different nights. That was the second time we’d met Ron Jeremy. He’d introduced us in L.A. We were doing an Eddie Money cover and we invited [Eddie Money] to come sing with us on stage. And Ron Jeremy called up the club and asked if he could introduce us — he’s a big fan. Then we all went out and got sh*t-faced at the Rainbow.
Ryan Rips Simon on Idol Ratings
Seacrest blames the cocky British judge for American Idol‘s recent ratings drop. We point the finger at Sanjaya. [MSNBC]
NBC: Desperate for Rosie Rebound
Network execs are scrambling to bring the uber-popular View host to their small screen. [Fox News]
Olsens P*ss Off Fashion World
Mary Kate and Ashley’s new upscale fashion line has designers worrying about a loss of customers. If it’s anything like J. Lo’s line, Madison Ave has nothing to fear. [NY Times]
After the girls have their first-ever prom, Keith calls Brooke "a cat in heat on Viagra and Red Bull" and Mo’nique says she’s "the whore of Charm School." The judges have never uttered such mean words to any contestant — even though, as Keith notes, her actions would not have "hurt anyone but herself." Did Mo’ make the right decision to expel Brooke? Did she deserve to be treated so harshly? Weigh in now and check back soon for our official recap.
Sweet, sweet Kim Kardashian. She’s the best kind of Hollywood "It" Girl – famous for being friends with someone who’s famous for doing nothing. But the Paris sidekick is quickly gaining a following of her own – for her massive assets.
Here’s Kim showin’ it off at the gym, and here she is flaunting her goods after dinner at Koi. Keep it comin’, hon! You’re putting the ho back in Hollywood one booty shake at a time.
After being hauled to her court hearing today in handcuffs sobbing, the heiress of the hour has been ordered back to jail to serve the remainder of her sentence. She will be credited for 5 days served, so that means she’s got 18 to go. Only two and a half weeks, Paris! That’s way longer than her last relationship. This should be easy!
Hilton apparently got hysterical in the court room, and left crying out to her mother. Yikes! Her day isn’t getting any better.
Join us after the jump as we break down the last 24 hours of Parispalooza 2007!
Abdul: Treated Like "Dog Sh*t"
Paula’s p*ssed that her people treat her like cr*p. Then she falls over. Her reality show is gonna be amazing! [NY Daily News]
Angry Isaiah Axed From Grey’s
After stirring up controversy with homophobic cracks, Dr. Preston Burke is banned from Seattle Grace Hospital. [People]
Brit Caught Kissing Counselor
The washed up pop star met with her rehab-assigned drug counselor and ended the night lockin’ lips with the guy. Whatever it takes to stay sober, right? [The Superficial]
Speaking to New York City weekly Time Out, British ragamuffin and sometime tour-canceller Lily Allen explained she has an addictive personality. She was a woman on the verge there for a while, but now she seems to have put things in perspective. Allen says she hasn’t touched any alcohol since January, and explained to the magazine that she knows the warning signs. "When you walk into your dressing room every night and there are 40 beers there, it’s difficult to not drink them all, you know? Like I said, I have a very addictive personality, and alcohol leads to other things. I don’t want to end up hanging over a toilet seat snorting coke when I’m 50." Lily’s smart. And if she’s interested in giving up music to go into counselling, we know a few people who could use her help.
Bono‘s a busy man. After guest editing the new issue of Vanity Fair, Bono trekked off to the Northern African nation of Morocco to join his bandmates, as well as The Unforgettable Fire producer Brian Eno, for a songwriting session. Whether any album is forthcoming from the sessions remains to be seen: "We have no plans for the music yet," Bono reported on the band’s website.
Apparently no one’s more psyched than President George Bush, who after delivering a speech Thursday at the G-8 summit, allegedly shouted to an aid "Where’s Bono? Bono for President!" Bush then pulled out his copy of Zooropa, hoping for an autograph.
Lauren German in Hostel: Part II
Every week we round up selections from the funniest, most obscene and brutal film criticism out there so that you know when to blow your cash at the theaters and laugh a little at Hollywood’s expense. This week: The disgustingly gory, classless and wide-angled critical whipping post Hostel: Part II.
"You live in a free country, you put up with crud like Hostel: Part II. It truly is crud, though. The film is the definition of torture porn." – The Chicago Tribune
"Compared to this Eli Roth fetish video, the Saw films are Oscar bait." – USA Today
"Hostel: Part II will . . . mount you with a rusty, barbed-wire strap-on, and to hell with the Astroglide." - The Austin Chronicle