Van Halen Tour: Go Ahead and Jump


Van Halen Reunion Tour

Gas, brake, gas, brake, gas. After hitting some snags in the late spring, the principals of a little band known as Van Halen have finally figured out a time when they can all be together on stage. Their keenly anticipated tour has officially been announced, and the guys, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen (filling in for uninvited original bassist Michael Anthony), will be bouncing around the country starting in September. “Hello, CLEVELAND!”

Check out the list of dates after the jump. But, actually, maybe you should get reacquainted with the dudes beforehand. Videos are right this way. And if you feel like taking a quiz on old Diamond Dave, have a go at it.

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Blog Best-Of: Fergie’s Foreign Relations


fergie_links.jpgFergie wears traditional Korean garb for a press conference in Seoul. It just goes to show how hard it is to look authentic when your face is made out of plastic. [Dlisted]

- Here are two shots of Carmen Electra in bikinis. That’s four boobs, for those who are playing along at home. [CityRag]

- Should Lindsay Lohan do porn? Or, really, is the question: could Lindsay Lohan do porn? That’s a little highbrow considering the state of her career. [Best Week Ever]

- Matt Damon calls out Ben Affleck‘s bad career choices. Do I sense an aggression-settling wrestling match in their future? [A Socialite's Life]

- Whitney Houston is caught singing…and it isn’t on some random street corner in search of cash. Amazing! Welcome back, diva. [Bossip]

[Image credit: Getty]

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Amy Winehouse Admits to Drug Overdose


Amy WinehouseIt sounds like Amy Winehouse‘s drug use has finally scared even herself. It’s about time – the rest of us were freaked out months ago. The singer recently opened up to News of the World, a UK tabloid, about her recent overdose after ingesting and smoking a massive drug cocktail:

“It was just crazy—one of the most terrifying moments of my life. I don’t know how to explain what happened. I don’t really know myself. I can’t remember what I looked like. I couldn’t recognise myself. It was terrifying—I was terrified. I was so out of control. It just happened. It shocked me. I’m sorry—I just don’t know what got into me. I never want to feel that way again. I’ve scared myself this time. I was all over the place. I know things have got to change. I have to sort myself out. I’m fine. I’ll be back at work on Monday. I’m fine, honest.”

Except that she’s not going to be back at work for a while, as she just canceled a bunch of gigs opening for the Rolling Stones in Germany. But not to worry, “fine” is the word we always use to describe people who slip into comas after going on a bender of booze, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine, so that’s a relief! Amy Winehouse is going to be a-okay. [Image: Getty]

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Lampanelli: “I Will Say Nappy Headed Hoe”


lampanelli_roast.jpg You may have noticed that the language in the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav (which premiered last night) was colorful in more ways that one. Apparently, what went down with Don Imus earlier this year has no bearing on the future of comedy: by and large, the rosters were politically incorrect and f***in’ proud of it.

Before the event, we caught up with Lisa Lampanelli, the self-described Queen of Mean and roast staple, to see if the Imus fallout had any bearing on her routine. Her snort at the phrase “post-Imus society,” said it all, but here’s how she explained it:

I’m not employed. I’m self-employed. If the theater doesn’t like me, they don’t have to use me. But the theater always likes me, because LL adds up to dollar signs, motherf***er. Bleep that, you little bitch-ass

But honestly, it doesn’t matter. I watch what I say on the radio. I’m not going to curse on the radio, but I will say, ‘nappy headed hoe.’ That’s how I roll. ‘Nappy headed hoe.’ That’s it, I said it twice.

It’s nice to know she’s reliable, at least.

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Angie Gives Up Whips and Leather for Brad


Brangelina!The skinny mom of four opened up in a recent interview with a French mag, and here’s what she had to say about her super sexual past:

“I’ve never hidden my bisexuality. But since I’ve been with Brad, there’s no longer a place for that or S&M in my life.”

Angelina had a ten-year love affair with model Jenny Shimizu and has confessed to previously using knives during sex. So basically Brad’s made Angie super boring, cause she seems to have given up blood necklaces, brother kissing and limo sex too. Way to go, Pittster! Your nights spent cuddling on the sofa watching Two and a Half Men while eating a bucket of crispy chicken from KFC must be a blast. [The Sun. Image: Getty]

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K-Fed’s Private Dick Serves Brit Papers


britkevin081307.jpgWho knew that behind the cigarettes and socks n’ flip flops, there lurked a caring, protective dad? Kevin Federline is emerging as the father of the year, turning his custody battle for Sean and Jayden into an all out brawl. After filing for full custody last week, he sent “security expert” Aaron Cohen to a late-night party in the Hollywood Hills where he served Britney’s assistant/cousin Alli Simms with a deposition subpoena. The legal doc gives K-Fed’s lawyer the ability to drill Simms in court on Brit’s shoddy parenting skills and questionable lifestyle (and hopefully also on why the starlet wore this deodorant-stained outfit). Alli apparently argued with Cohen before trying to flee in a car, but Cohen succeeded in his mission by shoving the documents through the window as Alli drove away.

Hopefully the lawyer will ask Alli what the hell Brit was thinking by marrying K-Fed and popping his two kids out. That seems like a way worse decision than putting soda in her babies’ bottles, though I guess the two kind of go hand in hand.

Check out video and pics of the drama HERE! [Us Weekly, NY Daily News. Image: Getty]

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Monday: 50 Cent Has a Meltdown; Angelina Gets Super Skinny


50cent081307.jpg50 Cent Throws Fit After Video Leaks
The hip hop star freaked out after learning the video for his new song, “Follow My Lead,” had leaked onto the web, chucking his phone out a window and ripping a TV off his office wall. Let’s see Kanye beat that tantrum! [TMZ]

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Yeah yeah, we know what she told Larry King, but that thing she’s smoking looks a lot like a nice fat joint. We demand a drug test! [DListed]

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Fiddy: If Kanye Wins, I Quit



Are you sick of the 50 Cent vs. Kanye West release-date rivalry yet? 50 Cent isn’t! Intent on milking this marketing tiff for all he can (he and Kanye are set to release their new albums both on Sept. 11), 50 has announced that if Kanye’s Graduation outsells his Curtis, he’s hanging up his mic. “If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I’ll no longer [perform] music. I’ll write music and work with my other artists, but I won’t put out any more solo albums.” Don’t threaten me with a good time! Of course, Fiddy’s words come from his deep-seated arrogance. He goes on to explain why he thinks he has this competition in the bag:

They would like to see Kanye West give me a problem, because I’ve worked myself into a space where I’ve become the favorite. Everybody roots [for] the underdog when he goes against the favorite.

Fiddy may want to revise his statement when he realizes that so far he’s thrown five Curtis singles at the wall (count ‘em: “Straight to the Bank,” “Amusement Park,” “I Get Money,” “AYO Technology” and “Follow My Lead”) and nothing has stuck so far. Not very anticipated, now, is he? He’s looking more and more like the underdog. Ironically, I’m still not rooting for him. [New York Daily News / Image credit: Getty]

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Erin Rocks No More


Hi, I’m Erin!

Erin’s interest in Justin Timberlake gets her booted from the Rock of Love house. She was accused by Heather of “not being there for Bret.” Did Bret make the right decision to let her go? Or was he too hard on an independent woman capable of both loving Bret and having her own life and opinions? Weigh in now and check back soon for our official recap.

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