Thursday: Tom Cruise’s Stinky Drama


tomcruise.jpgBrangelina Saving the World
The hot couple spent all day meeting with government officials about crises around the globe. But who picked Maddox up from school? [People]

Michael Jackson: Creepier with Age
He hasn’t been photographed in years, and there’s a reason why. We love MJ, but he’s still as weird as ever. And possibly married? [DListed]

Tom Cruise Loses Temper Over a Fart
A crew or cast member on Tommy’s new flick let one rip during a moment of silence led by the actor on set. Now he’s conducting a witch hunt to find the smelly culprit. Whoever smelt it dealt it, right? [Mollygood]

Jennifer Lopez: “I’m Not Pregnant!”
J.Lo herself is claiming that she’s not knocked up, but we still don’t by it. We’re seeing baby bumps under all those baggy clothes! [Us Weekly]

Halle Berry’s Baby in Danger?
Some lunatic is sending the actress horrible letters threatening her unborn child. If it wasn’t so scary it’d probably make for an Oscar-worthy tale. [A Socialite's Life]

Blog Best-Of: George’s Gift


georgeclooney_links.jpg- George Clooney says, “I make movies now for no money. I just take a share of the profits – if there are any.” His presence is a gift, people. Hope you’re thankful for it. [Seriously? OMG! WTF?]

- At his fragrance launch party, Usher dedicates his scents to his mother. Without her, he wouldn’t smell like anything. [Crunk + Disorderly]

- Anne Hathaway‘s boobs + cats = an embarrassment of riches. Because one woman can never have too much kitty-kat. [CityRag]

- Paris Hilton reportedly was reduced to tears over comments David Letterman made during a taping of his show. Ugh. Thin skins are soooooo 15 seconds ago. [Dlisted]

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The Hills: Spencer Regrets Proposing to Heidi (Wouldn’t You?)



The Hills are alive with the sound of drama!!! Lauren, who apparently thought that getting back together with her formerly drug-addicted ex-boyfriend would be a great idea, is shocked to learn that Jason has moved on – and in – with a new (younger) lady!

“Holy sh*t!” is a really good look for her, don’t you think?
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Ja Rule Backpedals on That Whole Homophobia Thing



Last we heard from Ja Rule, he was raging against the Viacom machine for “these f***ing shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality, that my kids can’t watch this s***.” He went on to pronounce gay-friendly dating shows as contributing to the “f***ing up” of America. Did he instill the fear of tolerance in your heart?

After being almost universally lambasted for his homophobia, Ja Rule has answered some of Spinner’s questions regarding his comments. It’s now two weeks after the fact, but whatever. Better late than hateful. Ja proclaims himself a “a very avid speaker for all people’s rights and people having their own preference” and contends that his comments were “taken out of context.” Which: duh. Isn’t everything? Ja continues:

We’re focused on the wrong things — like, our country is at war right now. These things are more of a problem to me. Like another case I just read about — young ladies being raped by six white men. These are the stories that should be popping up on my TV screen. That’s what I was talking about, and somehow it got spun into some other s—.

So why not focus on that via your public platform instead of, you know, MTV programming, Ja? He goes on to report that he’s related to gay people and celebrates Christmas with them, he doesn’t have a problem with gay marriage and he would accept any child of his who ended up coming out to him. Well now he would, publicly, at least. Lesson learned! [Spinner / Image credit: Getty]

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Hottie of the Week: Milla Jovovich


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Milla Jovovich is the $24 million dollar woman, or at least she was on Monday, as her latest Resident Evil sequel raked in big bucks at the box-office. This newest extension of the video-game-cum-silver-screen horror show is about Jovovich’s character Alice and a group of remarkably sculpted survivors of the evil Umbrella Corporation’s T-virus. They fight their way through the desert outside Vegas. Zombies are no match for Jovovich, and apparently neither are aliens, vampires or the fashion industry. She’s been in a slew of critically derided action films, but she’s made her fair share of good ones, too (check Wim Wenders’ The Million Dollar Hotel for proof). She has also fronted a band, designed clothes with her friend Carmen Hawk, and been one of the world’s foremost super models. Not bad for a little kid from Kiev, right?

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Whitney + Ray J = $ for Superhead


Whitney gives Ray J headHip-hop blabbermouth/career opportunist Karrine “Superhead” Steffans has confirmed what many have expected for a while: Whitney Houston is a cougar who counts Brandy’s brother/Kim Kardashian’s sex-tape partner Ray J among her conquests. Of course by “confirmed,” I mean, “wrote about it to sell books.” Same thing!

Here’s what happened, by Karrine’s account her new book The Vixen Diaries: Whitney did Ray. Ray did Karrine and told her about Whitney. Karrine didn’t do Bobby Brown but told him about the Whitney-Ray J tryst to get back at him for being an unappreciative house guest (“I could hardly wait to get the news out, to tear [Bobby's] heart apart and hurt him the way he hurt me, I wanted him to go to bed that night with the image of his wife with another man,” is how she puts it).

The final chapter is, obviously, that then Karrine told us about telling Bobby, thus hurting one man and abating the curiosity of a nation. This chain of gossip is awfully high school-ish, which may be Karrine’s greatest public service yet: you can thank her for making you feel years younger today. [New York Daily News / Image: Getty]

Rock of Love’s Greatest Hits!



As you know, Bret Michaels likes to rock, and so did his show. Our look back at this decidedly awesome first season of Rock of Love begins with a retrospective of its songs, its greatest hits, if you will. We’ve collected and uploaded our favorite Rock of Love original recordings for your cackling pleasure. Many of these have an outsider-art ethic, thanks to the nature of one episode’s songwriting challenge — sometimes non-musicians who are put on the spot and forced to write a song make the best music of all.

And then there are those who took the initiative to create their own sounds. Who could forget Magdalena‘s phone-sex ode to “Brettay,” or Rodeo‘s rhapsodizing about that mythical rainbow of never-ending love? We’ve also included the show’s theme song (hey, did you know that Bret will let you touch his backstage pass? Do you understand how amazing that is? He’ll let you touch his backstage pass!) and a special message from Tiffany, which, while technically not a song, is still music to our ears.

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Finns Storm the Disco – Who’s the Indian?


If these dudes only had some infield rakes and a sense of pinstripe choreography, they could be part of the Yankees’ 7th inning grounds crew staff.

As one of the YouTube commentors so perfectly put it: “Chitalada , tää on iha silkalla huumorilla tehty, ei nyh nii tosissaa tarvii ottaa.”

When was the last time you played “YMCA”?

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A Fine Frenzy Hits TV Tonight


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Lots of singers have tried their hands at acting; lots of singers have their songs used in TV shows. But not all that many work in front of the camera while their tunes are wafting through the background of a show. That makes A Fine Frenzy somewhat unique – something we’ve been telling you for a couple months now.

Alison Sudol, the pianist-singer who goes by the name A Fine Frenzy, makes her acting debut on CSI:NY tonight at 10 pm EST. The cops find blood on the Statue of Liberty’s crown, and a vigilante tries to murder a musician; as the plot unfolds, AFF’s “Almost Lover” and “Last of Days” help set the show’s tone. Has she got the chops to hold her own with Gary Sinise and company? You tell us.

And if you feel like catching her live, here’s a list of tour dates to mull over.

Who’s your favorite singer-actor?

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Everyone’s Invited to Britney’s Pit Stop


Watch this video and you may feel a little bad for Britney Spears. Girl has to pee, runs into her local Quiznos, and ends up with a gajillion cameras in her face and dudes falling over tables as she tries to leave. But here’s the weird thing – she appears to have invited one of the cameramen into the bathroom with her. Weird? Yes. Creepy? Yes. Insane? Yes. Britney’s so effing predictable, it hurts! The way she does things these days, it’d be weirder if she peed in a clean bathroom in the privacy of her own home with no one watching. [IDLYITW]

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