If controversy is your cup of tea, be here Tuesday morning to hear Britney Spears‘ wildly-anticipated CD, Blackout. Lots of Brit tracks have hit the Web in various forms during the last few weeks, but Tuesday is the day when the real deal comes to town. Many of the songs are said to have a synth-driven dance vibe, a la the lead track, “Gimme More.” One, “Get Naked (I Got a Plan),” certainly has sex on its mind. Pundits have said that the album is more impressive than one might think given the singer’s recent escapades. At any rate, the ball will be in your court. We expect lots of comments when you’re done listening to the CD in its entirety courtesy of VH1′s The Leak. As a matter of fact, weigh in now: will the disc live up to Brit’s previous work?
Make the jump to see Blackout‘s final track listing. Watch a fun overview of Brit’s career in Box Set.
You’ve watched America’s Most Smartest Model and developed opinions. Now we want to hear them: Who do you think should be the next contestant to be kicked off the show?
To help start the conversation, we’ve asked some of our friends in the online fashion community what they think. Today’s guest-blogger is Tracie Egan, whose NSFW One D at a Time blog we read with the lights out. During the day, she writes viciously funny items for one of the best style blogs out there: Jezebel.
“You know, on America’s Most Smartest Model, we’re supposed to be questioning whether these people are intelligent, but I instead find myself questioning whether these people are models. Like, does Jesse really get work? Don’t get me wrong, guts are fine, but I thought that the fundamental basics of modeling are not having a bad angle and not being afraid to show your body. Then there’s 27-year-old Rachel, whose chances of winning this thing — or having a career in this field at all — are about as slim as those twig arms of hers. Really, Andre is right to be so arrogant in his abilities. I think he’s the hottest and most photogenic one in the running. And if speaking seven languages wasn’t enough of an intelligence indicator, he’s also big on facts: His stock retort in most of his conflicts is, ‘I’m Russian.’ It’s funny ’cause it’s true.”
We think Jesse and Rachel Myers should go, too. This Sunday, who would you eliminate?
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- Heath Ledger reportedly is set to sign on for a sequel to Brokeback Mountain. It will chronicle his character’s experiences with homophobia and, let’s hope, his discovery of lube. [Dlisted]
- Whitney Houston makes a surprise appearance at London’s Swarovski Fashion Rocks show. She looks like a million bucks…and that’s not drug money or anything! [CONCRETELOOP]
- Victoria Beckham may benefit from a hair makeover she’s getting for the Spice Girls reunion. And if they throw in a free attitude adjustment, we’ll all benefit. [Seriously? OMG! WTF?]
- Shar Jackson wins Celebrity Rap-Off. I just cannot wait to see where this achievement will take her career! [Celebitchy]
- Lindsay Lohan‘s handler feels her up. He’s really serious about his job title. [CityRag]
Earlier this summer I was out for a walk here in the Big Apple and had the most glorious celeb sighting. Uma Thurman, walking with a male friend, breezed by every so gracefully that she might as well have been a butterfly. She was decked out in a flowing white dress and was clasping a bottle of water in one hand, laughing. She must have been 100 feet tall and glowed in the summer sun yet did not sweat a drop. Quite simply, she was perfect.
So it was extra disappointing to rise this morning to find out that Uma had draped my grandmother’s black sequined shawl that hadn’t seen daylight since my uncle’s wedding in 1987 around her frame and tried to pull it off as a dress. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it looks like she’s rockin’ sheer granny panties underneath it to give her some coverage. Neither work.
Check out some finer moments below where Uma rocked the red carpet and tell us what you think - is Uma’s almost see-through gown hot or not?
I Love New York 2 is heating up! We want to know what you think about the new pool of men battling for New York’s heart. Tell us which guys have developed the best connection with New York so far and who will be dismissed next episode. Comment now!
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There’s just something so special about this site, simply titled Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians. Yes, it’s funny. But more importantly, it’s just so, so true. Give it a click and enjoy the fine selection of celebrity geezer guys (like Wayne Newton and Phil Spector, right) mixed with a few of the younger folk (think Clay Aiken and Wes Anderson). You’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll think you’re just looking at a bevy of butch babes. Gender-bending is always best when it’s unintentional!
Every week we round up selections from the funniest and most brutal film criticism out there so that you don’t waste your cash at the theaters and laugh a little at Hollywood’s expense. This week: 30 Days of Night is a movie about vampires who prey upon the northernmost town in Alaska. It’s convenient for vampires there, see, because once a year, it gets dark for 30 days. This is a natural phenomenon that has to do with the Earth, its axis, the sun, etc. What’s not natural? Josh Hartnett and Melissa George’s onscreen chemistry. That, friends, is machine-made.
“Fangs for nothing.” – The New York Post
“The monsters are shrieky, flesh-ripping zombie vampires outfitted with what appear to be entire mouthfuls of incisors. They’re commanded by a tall, brooding, and rather natty scowler (Danny Huston) who bears a disquieting resemblance to Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys. Speaking in a subtitled guttural rasp that makes him sound like he just popped in from an obscure European film festival, this nightmare dandy growls out lines like ‘There is no hope, only hunger and pain.’ His name is Marlow, but they should have called him Jean-Paul Face-Chomper.” – Entertainment Weekly
Do you lack in the art of love? Don’t worry. New York’s here to help. Every week, we will post hilarious clips that cull valuable dating tips from the show. Who said I Love New York isn’t educational? Watch and learn!
Following in the esteemed tradition of the Motley Cruise and Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cruise, John Mayer is offering you a chance to stowaway on his Mayercraft — and no, that’s not dirty talk. Escape from the Winter blahs with a February trip to the Bahamas; enter to win a dose of soft rock on the high seas at VH1′s Mayercraft site. And remember, John Boy’s going to have help. Colbie Caillat and Brandi Carlile among the other artists getting their cruise on.
Mayer stopped by to film a few promos for the sweepstakes, but we kept the cameras rolling and let the part-time stand-up comic riff a little bit. Check out the clip, which we consider to be the world’s most bizarre literacy campaign.