The more reserved half of OutKast put his money where his mouth is, defending his wife against sticky-fingered denim lovers. Translation? Big Boi‘s wife owns a boutique in Atlanta called P. Valentine, and, according to AllHipHop,over the weekend a certain party (or parties) stole all of their jeans. So the eminently likable rap star went on a radio station andoffered $50,000 to the person who calls the store and lets him know who perpetrated the crime.Apparently, he also told the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “I’ve got to see about this personally. You don’t even have to call the police folk. Just call me . . . I’ll get this handled.” Speaking of bounties, is $50,000 a lot or a little these days? Anyone know? Our subscriptions toGuns & Ammo and Don Diva have lapsed.
Bad boy blogger Perez Hilton was able to spend a few minutes away from covering Lohanpalooza to chat with us about the latest booze-fueled car chase starring Lindsay herself. Here’s what everyone’s favorite guilty gossip pleasure had to say about this morning’s scandalous events.
VH1: You mentioned on your site that you’ve been emailing Linds some words of support. What kind of encouragement did you offer her?
Perez: I just emailed her this morning and said, “What were you thinking? Big hug.” I have yet to hear from her.
VH1: It must be hard to cover the bad stuff when you’re rooting for her to do well.
Perez: On my site I don’t want to be mean for the sake of being mean. I spotlight celebrities when they’re behaving badly but also when they’re doing well. I’ve met Lindsay many times and I’ve encouraged her to do well because I want her to do well. I’ve tried to shed the spotlight over her in a positive way but it’s hard to do when she continuously self-sabotages herself, repeatedly.
TMZ reported yesterday that Britney had been a total mess during her self-arranged photo-shoot and interview with OK! Magazine. How bad could it be? Apparently so bad that she ordered chicken wings and wiped her hands on the expensive Gucci dress she was wearing. She also made numerous mood-altering trips to the bathroom, displayed erratic and paranoid behavior and cleaned up her dog’s number 2 mess with a Chanel dress. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Oh boy.
Today OK! has revealed that instead of doing their best to paint Brit in a good light, the mag is going to show what she was truly like on the day of the shoot – haute couture dog poop clean-up and all. The magazine’s editor in chief told TMZ, “OK! Magazine spent a heartbreaking day with Britney Spears and witnessed first-hand an emotional cry for help that will leave you shocked and sad.”
And also probably really relieved that you’re not her kid. [Image: Getty]
Life’s tough for John Mayer fans. You’ve got your Volkswagon payments to make, your J. Crew khakis to keep ironed, and now you can’t even publicly partake in underage drinking at your idol’s show. At a recent John Mayer concert in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a record 63 arrests were made for offenses including underage drinking, public drunkeness and possession of drug paraphenalia. The concert, which took place on Saturday evening at the Hersheypark Stadium, was also blog fodder for the former Mr. Jessica Simpson, who warned fans of the following: “If I happen to be walking backstage and I see any of you young men passed out drunk on a stretcher, make no mistake about it, you will come to in front of your disappointed parents with a face full of Sharpie and the sneaking suspicion that you’ve been teabagged by one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2007.” Mayer also appears in this month’s GQ, where he’s threatening to retire two of his biggest hits, the sappy “Daughters” and “Your Body Is A Wonderland.”
As you can see from Lindsay’s facial expression in her mug shot taken early this morning, this latest scandal is a total mess. The news is still pouring in from Los Angeles, but here’s what we’ve gathered so far:
- Lindsay was arrested at around 2:15 AM in Santa Monica after cops got a call about two cars chasing each other. Lindsay, driving a white Denali, was chasing a Cadillac Escalade.
- Lilo failed a “walk the line” sobriety test and was arrested for a DUI. Her blood alcohol level was between a .12 and .13, well above the .08 legal limit.
- Upon her arrest, cocaine was found in her pants.
- She was also driving on a suspended license.
- TMZ says she was also busted for “transporting a narcotic into a custodial facility,” which must have something to do with the blow. But what janitor’s closet was she in?
Diddy Deals with Heartache in New Song
After getting kicked to the curb by his longtime girlfriend Kim Porter, the lady’s man reaches out to his ex in his new song, “Through the Pain . . . a k a Kim Porter.” [NY Post]
Drew Carey: New Price Is Right Host
Drew Carey, come on down! You’re the next host of everyone’s favorite kitschy game show The Price Is Right. [People]
Pics: Lindsay’s Sexy Dance Moves
The hot-bodied starlet is learning to tango for her new film, “Dare to Love Me.” Let’s hope she’s sober, cuz these moves look hard to do while drunk. [DListed]
Kate Moss and her junkie ex-boyfriend Pete Doherty apparently made a bunch of sex tapes back when they were in love. Say it with me now: gross gross gross gross gross! Seriously, gross. There doesn’t seem to be anything appealing about a heroin addict and a coke-snorting model getting it on, but Kate is still worried the tapes could get sold and debut on a computer screen near you. A source reveals, “She has got rid of most of it. Six out of eight tapes have been destroyed. But she wanted to bury the lot before he could humiliate her by selling them or putting them on the internet…. And we all know what Pete can do when he’s desperate for a bob or two.”
Do we ever! Pete is “stick a needle in a random girl” nasty and loves his drugs – so much so that he’s reportedly headed back to rehab today. Kate really has nothing to worry about when it comes to the missing sex tapes, ‘cuz it’s doubtful anyone would want to endure a second of their sex life. Unless, of course, you’re a fan of bad teeth, greasy hair and dried up veins. Let’s hope she gets to them before Pete and his jonesin’, money-hungry fingers do! [Image: Getty]
Hey beatmeisters, it’s time to show-off your chops. Last year we were looking for MCs with Freestyle 59. This year we’re looking for producers with The Score – the contest that gives you the chance to make the soundtrack to this year’s Hip-Hop Honors show. Got a home studio? Got a computer? Put together a 60-second track that brings plenty of groove to the party. Our listeners will comment on their favorites, our judges will narrow down the field, and a winner will be chosen.
The prize? Studio time with Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson from the Roots. Together you’ll tweak the track so it can be used as the 2007 show’s theme. Some submissions are up already. Go give a listen and see what kind of competition lays ahead.
If this week isn’t officially Harry Potter week, it should be. From books, to the big screen, to Daniel Radcliffe‘s birthday, the success of the superstar wizard is all in the numbers. Let’s break them down, muggle style (you know, without wands).
- Daniel Radcliffe, star of the wildly successful Harry Potter movies, turns 18 today, which automatically grants him access to his $40 million pot o’ Potter cash. Think he’ll buy himself a new Quidditch broom?
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the series, is the fatest selling book EVER. More than 11 million copies were sold in the first 24 hours after its debut. Take that, Confessions of an Heiress!
- The latest movie installment of the Potter tales, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, has already earned $207.5 million since opening less than two weeks ago.
See a trend here yet? Wizardry sells. So get out your wands – or your typewriters – start working on the next big magical thing. And if you come down with a bad case of writer’s block, why try the Accio spell to summon some creative juices? [Image: Getty]
After a drama-filled summer that included a fired manager, canceled tour and an alleged feud with her label head, Kelly Clarkson appears to be attempting to make amends with a recent message posted on her website. The pop rock princess writes:
“There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the release of “My December,” much of which has focused on a supposed feud with my record label, in particular, Clive Davis. I want to set the record straight on this by saying that I want my band, my advisors, those close to me and my record label to be one big, tightly knit family. Like any family we will disagree and argue sometimes but, in the end, it’s respect and admiration that will keep us together. A lot has been made in the press about my relationship with Clive. Much of this has been blown way out of proportion and taken out of context. Contrary to recent characterizations in the press, I’m well aware that Clive is one of the great record men of all time. He has been a key advisor and has been an important force in my success to date. He has also given me respect by releasing my new album when he was not obligated to do so. I really regret how this has turned out and I apologize to those whom I have done disservice. I would never intentionally hurt anyone. I love music, and I love the people I am blessed to work with. I am happy that my team is behind me and I look forward to the future.”
That all sounds well and good, but is it too late for the embattled star? Does she really mean what she says – or does she just want all the controversy to blow over so she can sell some records? [Us Magazine. Image: Getty]