Stars and Their Stupid Ideas: Britney, Nicky and K-Fed Play Dumb


They’ve got all the money in the world and yet they still manage to make  boneheaded moves. Here’s the dumb things some stars – and their pals – have been up to this week.

  • Britney Spears has forsaken all sensible Hollywood advice and has decided to become her own publicist and business manager. Let’s invest in some Cheetos stock, ya’ll!
  • Casey Johnson, the heiress to the company that bears her name (twice), has made Nicky Hilton her new baby’s godmother. As if the kid needs the influence of another crazy rich airhead in her life.
  • Nice guy Ryan Seacrest treated pals to a booze-fueled dinner at Nobu, where one female guest drunkenly asked, "Beer doesn’t give you a yeast infection, right?" and later sang, "I’m not wearing pantyhose." Surprisingly, this ditzy lady was not Paula Abdul.
  • K-Fed is apparently in talks to be a DJ at LA radio station KIIS-FM. We’ve heard Kevin talk, and it ain’t pretty, yo. Get ready for some dead air.

Michael Vick Faces Jail Time for Dogfights



Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is known for his small size, speed and strength. But with recent allegations of dog fighting hanging over Vick’s head, his reputation is changing fast. The star athlete was indicted by a federal jury last week on charges that he and three other men obtained a property in Virginia “for the purpose of staging dogfights, bought dogs and then fought them there, and in several other states, over a 6-year period.” Vick is also accused of killing puppies with no fighting potential and dogs that lost fights by shooting, electrocuting and beating them.

Read just a little bit about the case and your stomach gets a little queasy, which makes it easy to forget that Vick is innocent until proven guilty of the charges. There is still no word yet on what the Falcons may do with their star
quarterback, and brands such as Nike have yet to boot their celebrated
sponsor. But Vick could face a possible suspension from the NFL – not to mention up to five years of jail time. So let this be a lesson to all you potential dog-fighters out there. Just cuz you’re good at one sport does not mean you should dabble in an illegal one. It may come back to bite you in the ass. And if it doesn’t, we hope one of the dogs will.

[Sports Illustrated/Washington Post. Image: Getty]

VH1 Presents Hip Hop Honors



What do Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg and WHODINI have in common? Yes, they’ve changed the landscape of hip-hop forever. And true, those aren’t their real names. They’ll also all be sharing the same stage on October 8th when we honor them in our fourth annual Hip Hop Honors. The show will feature today’s hottest hip hop acts paying tribute to these innovators, with Tracy Morgan hosting, which will undoubtedly be amazing. Check back here for announcements about performers.

Not content with just watching Missy, Snoop and co.? We’re offering you the opportunity to provide the soundtrack to the show. If you’re a budding producer or a novice beatsmith, we want you to submit a 60-second sample of your opus for consideration. The winning entry will have their track professionally produced, and played for the luminaries of the hip hop world. Submit your best beats to The Score starting July 23rd.

Only the Strong Survive: World Series of Pop Culture Recap


It’s coming down to wire, folks. The 2007 World Series of Pop Culture ends on Thursday, and the competition is (in the most non-pejorative sense of the word) fierce. In the two rounds last night, there was only one winner. Almost Perfect Strangers 2.0 beat Remo-Leen-Teen-Teen, but Wocka Wocka and Team Motherboy (pictured above) held each other to a tie. The trivia battle continues tonight at 9 p.m. on VH1. For more in-depth coverage, check the blog over at World of Pop. And remember: You stay classy, Planet Earth.

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Enraged Usher Fights His Fans


Here’s a great idea: become the world’s most beloved and talented pop/R&B singer, sell millions of albums, attract packs of screaming, adoring fans -  and then turn them all against you because of a woman. Sound smart? Because if so, then Usher‘s an effing genius. After sending out an open letter last week defending his career moves as well as his much despised fiancĂ© Tameka Foster, the singer is now reportedly trying to shut down the fan website, because its creator does not favor his lady.

Usher’s already fired his manager (and mom!) and severed ties with his two longtime reps. But his fans? Need we remind the star that without them, they’ll be no one left to buy his next album. It even looks like he’s gonna miss the August deadline set by his label to deliver his new goods, effectively preventing his album from reaching stores during the holiday season. Maybe if he wasn’t wasting all his time being so defensive, we’d actually have some new Usher tunes to remind us of why we actually loved the man-diva in the first place. [NY Daily News/Image: Getty]

Wednesday: Britney Slaps Her Mom; Posh Spice Threatens Eddie Murphy


Pete and Ashlee: Wedding Ready?

Contrary to internet rumors that popped up yesterday, the rocker couple did not get engaged at the Live Earth concert a couple weeks ago. Give these two time – Ash is probably trying to learn from her sister’s mistakes! [Us Magazine]

Gwen Accuses Store of Copying Fashions
Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers fashion line is suing cheap chain store Forever 21 for stealing designs. There’s no ‘Sweet Escape’ from the law! [MSNBC]

Did Britney Beat Up Her Mom?
Britney apparently got slap happy after her Mom arrived at her house unannounced to visit Sean and Jayden. When will people learn – you don’t mess with Brit! [MSNBC]

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Only the Strong Survive: World Series of Pop Culture Recap


The competition for who would continue their quest for pop-culture glory continued last night as the trivia in the 2007 World Series of Pop Culture heated up. In the first round, Twisted Misters (pictured above) battled Fragilay and took home the glory. In the second, 3 Men and a Little Lazy kicked Westerburg High summarily off the stage. For more in-depth coverage, check the World of Pop blog and test your pop-culture mettle with one of our games. And don’t forget to tune in to VH1 tonight at 9 p.m. to watch the action continue. You’ll be smarter if you do.

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Blog Best-Of: Tara’s Terrier


Tara_links- Tara Reid poses for photogs with her dog on the beach. You know how people pose next to things to make themselves look better? Well, that Yorkie looks freakin’ hot! []

- Pink changes her hair color, but not her name. For you see, the Old Gray Lady is already taken. [I'm Not Obsessed]

- Rosie O’Donnell unleashes some choice words about Star Jones‘ weight loss. What’s going to be the Rosie’s gestured equivalent of the Trump hair flip this time? Sticking a pin in herself and letting out some hot air? [Bossip]

- Zac Efron dolls are now on sale and Zac looks psyched. He just can’t wait to play with himself! [Just Jared]