In the latest screen-to-stage move, ’80s cult fave Desperately Seeking Susan is being turned into a West End Musical. Downtown icon Debbie Harry of Blondie fame has penned one new song for the play, “Moment of Truth,” and the score will include Blonide hits “Tide Is High,” “Heart of Glass” and “One Way Or Another.” The film, which epitomized New York’s East Village culture at the time, was Madonna‘s acting debut and remains one of her only tolerable film performances. The play opens October 12th at London’s Novello Theater.
Avril Lavigne is getting a lot of heat these days, and it’s still kinda unclear if it’s warranted or not. Today’s latest accusation against the pop punk princess is that she’s ripped off a song by electroclash queen Peaches. You can check it out and take a listen for yourself. Sure they sound similar, but it’s doubtful that Peaches is the first artist to ever rap lyrics over an electronic drumbeat. Anyone with a computer can do that these days. What really should be in question are the lyrics of this Avril song. "I’m the one who’s got the prance" just doesn’t seem to go along with all that hardcore punk plaid and middle finger thrusting. We look forward to seeing what "the one who wears the pants" has to say about this latest finger point in her direction. Any comment, Avs?
Madonna reportedly issued a weird decree to U.S. reporters backstage at Live Earth: they were to never break eye contact with her as they interviewed her. They were told that the simple act of looking down to check their notes would cause the interview to be canceled. One anonymous source said: “It’s intimidating enough interviewing Madonna, because she’s so intense, but when we were given these weird orders it was even worse. We thought her people were just joking. But it soon became apparent that they were deadly serious.”
The crazy thing about her demand is that a tenant of diva behavior is to demand that underlings avoid eye contact. But that’s Madonna for you: constantly digging up new ways to be a pain in the ass. The woman is an innovator.
But really, I think she wanted people to maintain eye contact so that they’d stay still long enough for her to catch them with the spider legs she had attached to her face in the place of eyelashes.
Terrifying, right? [Mirror.co.uk / Image credit: Getty]
Thick-browed vixen in red, Sienna Miller is once again denying romantic involvement with Diddy — kind of. Rumors of the two’s private diddling picked up speed when it was announced that Diddy and his baby mama Kim Porter were splitting — just days before Sienna and Diddy were said to be canoodling at a Concert for Diana afterparty. Not so, the blonde controversy magnet reportedly revealed:
"I am in love with someone but not Puff Daddy. He’s just a good friend. Anyway he has a beautiful girlfriend."
Notice how she uses his old name, which means she could in fact be dating Diddy, P. Diddy, Sean Combs, Sean "Puffy" Combs, puff pastry, a puffy shirt, Diddy Kong, ’90s U.K. dance sensation Diddy or a game of Tiddly Winks. Furthermore, since Kim’s out of the picture, Sienna could very well be referring to herself when she says "beautiful girlfriend." That outfit and those eyebrows could only be rocked by someone convinced of their own hotness. [Zee News / Image credit: Getty]
Yesterday we told you how Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) had himself a man-crush on funnyman Seth Green. Well, it seems that the premiere was a lovefest. Rising pop tart Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana) attended the L.A. screening of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, too. She told VH1 New she was there to catch Harry’s eye. Everyone loves a little wizard on the red carpet!
50 Cent is just a traditional guy who likes to woo ladies the old-fashioned way – taking them out to dinner surrounded by an entourage. Sound strange? Not to Ciara, who’s recently been seen getting cozy with the hip hop star. The two hit up the Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge in LA and got romantic at a table for two, as ten of 50′s pals and bodyguards protected the pair’s privacy from a second table close by. The group arrived and left in a flurry of pricey cars, including 50′s Lamborghini. Not a bad catch for the 21-year old singer, who worked with 50 (who is 10 years her senior) on her single "Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone." Looks like she was singing about her experience dating 50 – and his always present posse. When you’re worth millions upon millions of dollars, it can’t hurt having a little extra protection around, right? Let’s just hope he locks them out of his bedroom when there’s a lady between his sheets.
Our interview with Shay picks up right where the reunion left off — Shay gives us the exclusive word on what went down when the cameras stopped rolling. Find out what was said, who cried and all the details of her reconciliation with Larissa. It’s true: Shay and Larissa are "cool" again. Shay also gives us the lowdown on coming close to winning Charm School and how she is extending, in her words, her "15 minutes."
Lindsay Loves the Stripper Life
LiLo plays a stripper in her upcoming movie I Know Who Killed Me, and after working out on the pole for 3 hours a day, now claims to really respect the profession. Well, if that acting thing doesn’t work out… [Just Jared]
Beyonce: Hospital Visit with Fans
The caring diva visited two fans who were injured by pyrotechnics at her St. Louis concert Sunday night. When she says she loves her fans, she really means it. [People]
Paris: Caught in a Cloud of Smoke
She told Larry King that she’s never tried drugs, but it looks like that’s finally changed, after a spy spotted the heiress puffing on a joint outside LA hot spot Teddy’s. [NY Post]
Britney Spears is reportedly getting close to her bodyguard/boyfriend, and the two were spotted frolicking with her sons Sean and Jayden in her Malibu compound pool over the weekend. But that’s not even the most exciting Britney news to surface today. Rumors are floating around the web that she may actually be attempting that anticipated comeback with the release of a new single, supposedly titled "Get Back." Some alleged lyrics to the song:
so you’re the one
who want us
to get back
(you say lets get back together)(lets get back forever)
now its u the one
who’s followin me around
like a homeless dog
and you pray
(let’s get back together,let’s get back for better)
lets lets lets
This could all be just one great big rumor, but if not, we sure hope "homeless dog" sounds better in song than it looks on paper. This is like one step up from Brit’s usual attempts at putting her feelings into words. But still – if there’s anyway we can get old Britney back, we’ll take it. Get that girl a snake and some sequins!
Speaking to VH1 News at the L.A. premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Daniel Radcliffe — that’s Harry Potter himself to you non-Hogwarts people — had an awkward encounter with our roving reporter. He explained that since he’s tiny and that Seth Green’s tiny too, the two were set to really hit it off. He probably meant that they were going to head off to the after-party together and fall in like with each other. Red carpets make celebrities say the funniest things!