Real’s elimination on this week’s I Love New York may have been the most shocking one yet. After the jump, Real talks to us about his passion for Arabian horses, what it was like to compete with his brother Chance and he reflects on breaking down in front of millions of viewers.
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In addition to songs from the newly-released We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock added a few, uh, cuts the audience didn’t expect to his band’s set on Sunday night. In a bizarre act of self-mutilation at a tour stop at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall show in South Dakota, Brock began hitting himself in the head with the microphone just before "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes," then retreated to his amp, retrieved a pocket knife and made two swift slashes across his chest, leaving his shirt torn and bloodied for the remainder of the show. He was restrained by a roadie, and an eyewitness account claims Brock amazingly, "didn’t miss a song and played through several more of the band’s tunes before breaking for an encore." It’s unclear, but the incident could have been a response to this.
What do you think about knives on stage?
Marques Houston has a new album out. Marques Houston has a song on the new album called “Kimberly.” Marques Houston has recently been seen jetsetting with sex tape “Superstar” Kimberly Kardashian. So is Marques Houston’s new song about Ray J‘s ex?
“The song was written pretty much for my girlfriend, but the thing behind ‘Kimberly’ is that every woman has (a) ‘Kimberly’ (side),” Houston told SOHH.com. “It’s that freaky side, the woman that is so shy and softspoken, I’m pretty sure she has a ‘Kimberly’ side in the bedroom.”
Houston went on to discuss his relationship with Kardashian. “Kim is my girl, we’re doing a lot of business together. We are good friends.”
Yeah, and with friends like Kardashian, who needs marketing departments?
What do you think: is the song about KK?
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Last night’s episode of American Idol was a snore. Even Paula disappointed. Sure, she offered up her patented seal-at-the-zoo clap for the performances she liked, and she slurred some nonsensical insults at Simon and advice to the contestants – which she actually managed to combine at one point. (When asked for her suggestion on shaking off nerves she told the 11 remaining hopefuls to "picture Simon not dressed" and Monday called Cowell "Little Ben" on the Letterman show) But still, her presence lacked that special shine that those glassy eyes normally bring to the judging table.
Guess she just wasn’t into songs from the early ’60s and the guy from Herman’s Hermits. On the plus side, there were no truly abysmal moments, everyone remembered their words, and Sanjaya’s hair went back to normal…
Victoria, British Columbia, Nelly Furtado‘s hometown, has given the promicuous girl her own day. Sounds just like Jennifer Hudson, doesn’t it? (Actually, sounds more like basketball star Steve Nash – the Victoria-raised Phoenix Suns MVP was similarly honored last year.) Nelly will be present at today’s ceremony, and then, later tonight, will kick off a nine-date Canadian tour. At the celebration, meanwhile, a troupe of high-schoolers from the singer’s alma mater will dance a choreographed routine to her music. Later, everyone will wear pigtails, fly like a bird, eat granola bars, and get funky with Timbaland beats. Just kidding about that last part. Tells us how would YOU would celebrate Nelly Day.
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Britney Spears is now back where she belongs; or at least, she’s closer to the viewfinders of the papparazzi (really: same thing). She checked out of Promises Malibu Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment Facility on Tuesday after staying 27 days, which falls short of the facility’s typical treatment time (30 to 45 days). But considering Brit’s recent yo-yo rehabbing regimen, let’s be happy that she’s made it this far. Besides, if she really was drinking 24 cans of Coke a day, that amounted to 648 Cokes during her stay and 90,720 calories. So really, it was time to stop the madness.
The early-ish check-out actually was predicted weeks ago — word was that Brit would be out of Promises in time to attend today’s Hollywood birthday party for her ex, Kevin Federline. That won’t be happening, though — the party’s been canceled because of a reported lack of interest (imagine!). So Brit has one more night to rest before she starts painting the town pink again. [AP/Yahoo!]
Size Matters: Paula Calls Simon "Small Ben"
Paula seems to be highly educated on his private parts. Hmmm. [New York Post]
Pam & the Kids: Hit the Road Jack
The Baywatch bombshell has had enough of the men in her life. [E! Online]
News Station Broadcasts 30 Seconds of Porn
Employee fired for "an intolerable act of human sabotage." [MSN]
Mom Says Princess Lindsay Is Like Princess Di
If the paparazzi keeps chasing La Lohan, tragedy may follow. [New York Post]
"Talent" Wants to Dump Brandy for Sharon Osbourne
Overwhelmed by Brandy’s negative publicity, NBC is looking for a replacement. [Televisionary]
We asked you to let New York know which man she should pick. We wanted you to give Chance and Tango advice on how to win New York’s heart. We requested that you send Real your condolences. You came through on all fronts — big time. Opinionated and funny, your comments keep streaming into our blog. See our findings after the jump!
Blue-eyed soul crooner Robin Thicke is finally coming into his own. So no wonder he’s got some big-time options. Dude’s writing a score for the forthcoming movie This Wednesday, and he’s got to make it truly evocative. His wife, Paula Patton, in part of the cast, playing a pimp who works the streets of Hot ‘Lanta. That’s a little different than the role his dad, Alan Thicke, played on Growing Pains.
- Keanu Reeves accidentally sideswipes a paparazzo with his Porsche. We control these machines; they don’t control us, eh, Neo? [Dlisted]
- Kim Kardashian seems to be moving from one b-list R&B singer (Ray J) to another (Marques Houston). Pretty Rickey, you’re on deck! [Crunk & Disorderly]
- Pop culture has seemed so dry without Lindsay Lohan‘s exposed lady bits. Thank god they’re back! [Egotastic!]
- Justin Timberlake curses a lot in a Details cover story. This is because he’s a thug. [Just Jared]
- Speaking of thugs, we now know where Fergie stands on the Bloods-Crips divide. Finally! [A Socialite's Life]