Pics: Brit’s a Junk Food Addict
See pics of the singer binging at Fast Food Nation. She’s definitely one to say "Super Size Me!" [TMZ]
No Threesome for Brad & Angie
Star mag’s report that Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova "was the filling in a Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie cannoli" is absolutely bogus. Why does the media have such a dirty mind? We think the Hollywood duo was just adopting her. [Gawker]
Mary-Kate + Ashley = Bond Girls?
Producers of Bond 22 are reportedly courting the nubile twins. Maybe Daniel Craig will be the lucky filling in an all-Olsen cannoli. [dlisted]
No Appeal: Paris Cool With Jail
The valiant "Free Paris" campaign has officially been crushed and the socialite will report to jail by June 5. Note to clubs: Prepare for a month in the red. [Yahoo!]
Rosie Wants to be Bob Barker
Or does she just want Barker’s Beauties! Either way, the talking head is making a serious campaign to take over The Price Is Right. This deal may hinge on whether CBS thinks her desired $10 million-a-year salary is right. [MSN]
I don’t blame you if 50 Cent isn’t exactly your point person for intuition and eloquence. This is, after all, a man who thinks nothing of combining childhood imagery (candy shops, amusement parks) with raunch, a man who will "whip your head, boy," a man who thinks he’s doing you a favor when he says, "I’ll let you lick my d***."
It was, then, a great surprise when, during a press conference Wednesday, Fiddy stepped up his insight after being grilled about the initiative to remove those three infamous words from hip-hop. The rapper won’t be censoring himself any time soon, and here’s his explanation why:
Canadian mall-punk princess Avril Lavigne wasn’t quite as topless on the cover of Blender as we’d hoped . . . er, believed. She told MTV News that she was wearing a tube top, which the magazine covered up with a strategically placed coverline. That’s OK, though: It’s all part of a campaign to rehabilitate the singer’s image. She wants to be all dangerous now. Consider: "The Blender shoot was really fun because it was super rock and roll — we had a bottle of [whiskey] and ate cupcakes." This, of course, makes tons of sense since it is difficult to get more rock and roll than cupcakes. Also making sense? Her desire to act: "I would want to go for a more serious drama, something darker that would take a lot of emotion." That’s because someone must have told her that her cameo in Fast Food Nation was a good part of that film. And that person is a bad friend.
Unceremoniously dismissed Evanescence drummer Rocky Gray is selling the six gold and platinum plaques he received with the band on eBay. Gray explained the decision as "just kinda cleanin’ house a little bit." Since management asked Gray to leave the band, along with guitarist John Lecompt, on May 5, Gray has been tight-lipped about his departure. Potential bidders will be happy to know that Gray, a.k.a. biggcrazy, has yet to receive any bids on the plaques (reserve price $500), though the transaction might be sketchy, as he’s yet to receive any feedback. In other Evanescence news, the band will continue touring with two new members formerly of Dark New Day, Troy McLawhorn and Will Hunt.
Our Rock Honors bash went down in Vegas, and yes, the desert quaked. People have been wondering what classic songs both the honorees and tribute bands performed, and between now and the show’s airing on Thursday, May 24, we’ll clue you in one artist at a time.
First up: Heart. The Wilson sisters have quite a few jewels in their songbook. Up on stage, they tackled their own "Straight On," "Lost Angel," and "Crazy On You" (make sure you catch ‘em live this summer). By the end of next week, you’ll be able to see some of the performances here on the site. And the kicker: Gretchen Wilson connected with Alice in Chains for a wild romp through "Barracuda." See you Monday for song info on Genesis.
Rock Honors 2007 Performance Photos
Two stories from the world of law-enforcement. Cops gotta get their intel somewhere, but it’s still chilling to think that the comings and goings of hip-hop heroes such as Diddy, Jay-Z, and LL Cool J were monitored around the time of the Republican National Convention that was held in NYC. Alicia Keys, too, dude. Now, what could that nice young lady do wrong?
Elsewhere, one man in blue lifted a bunch of pot from mind-altered scalawags, and instead of turning it into the evidence room, baked it up for himself and his honey. Then he called 911 because he thought he was dead. He wasn’t. It’s believed that Pink Floyd’s "Comfortably Numb" was involved as well.
Box Set: Jay-Z
- Nicole Richie reportedly was a cranky diva on the set of The Simple Life. Looks like someone’s back on their diet! [A Socialite's Life]
- Dita Von Teese teases a vag-slip out. It’s not dirty, it’s burlesque. [Dlisted]
- T.I. goes gets sweaty with his alter-ego in his video for "Big Things Poppin’." He’s doing shirtless push-ups with himself, so does that make this homoerotic or masturbatory? [Crunk & Disorderly]
- Tyra Banks says, "I’m very interested in adoption, even before it was hot." So, just so you know: Tyra Banks’ bleeding heart is cooler than yours. [Bossip]
- Raunchy Christina Aguilera gets OK to perform in conservative China. Or, as she calls it, Va-China. [Hollywood Rag]
While booting Courtney on Sunday’s episode of Charm School, Mo’Nique told the budding comedian, "Let the ladies who really need it, get it." Truer words have rarely been spoken on the show. Courtney is poised, witty and down-to-earth. In other words, she has charm to spare.
After the jump, Courtney talks about her elimination ("That was some bulls***!"), her upcoming time on the road with Mo’Nique and why wet panties make the world a better place.
What’s better than streaming Maroon 5‘s new album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long an entire week before it comes out? How about having them play it live, for you. That’s right — we’re giving you the opportunity to win two tickets to the Cali quintet’s intimate club show in the city of your choosing. And there won’t be just one winner — we’re choosing nine winners to see Adam and crew with a guest. Enter here!
“Hey You” is a new Madonna song, which sounds distinctly Christmas-y — surprising, since it was produced by Pharrell. But whatever, and we’ll save lap dance puns for the next time Madonna winds up at a strip club for research. It’s available online now to download for free, legally, as part of the promotion for Al Gore’s Live Earth bonanza, the seven-continent-concert that’s going to go down July 7th. Madge will perform “Hey You” as part of Live Earth, but don’t download the track just to memorize the lyrics. Get it now because for each of the first million downloads, MSN will donate 25 cents to the Alliance for Climate Protection. Nice work, Madonna.