Earlier this week, New York magazine printed an interview with 50 Cent in which he sheds some light on his tendency toward beefing with…just about everybody who’s ever held a mic. When asked whether it would be worthwhile to occasionally take the higher ground and not get into petty dust-ups, Fiddy’s response is predictably along the lines of, “Nuh-uh, shawty.” Says 50:
“I seen Jay-Z use those tactics countless times. He’ll just ignore the guy that’s being disrespectful. But I think a lot of them are like kids—if you don’t spank their hand and say stop, it gets worse. I think, better to give them an example of you ruining someone’s career, like I did with Ja Rule.“
A man of his word, this month alone, 50 has verbally attacked Chamillionaire,Ghostface Killah and Master P (“None of those people sell records”) in this Spin interview, he’s called out Nas for being too literate (imagine a writer being a reader, too!) in XXL, and, most recently, he branded Lil Wayne a “whore.” His next trick? Releasing his long-delayed Curtis LP on the same day as Kanye West‘s Graduation (both are slated for a Sept. 11 release, if you can believe it). Institutionalized beef: innovative! As Kanye’s record is about 5,000 times more anticipated that Fiddy’s, do you think that getting his butt kicked on Soundscan will finally shut 50 up? It’s not likely, but we can hope, right? [New York / Image credit: Getty]
- Surreal Life wild child and former Flav flame Brigitte Nielsen has checked into rehab, her manager has confirmed. Unfortunately for us, that’s the only thing confirmed — Gitte’s manager wouldn’t say where she’s holed up or what she’s being treated for. Although, judging by her on-air antics, we could take a few guesses. TMZ.com says that she’s actually been in for a few weeks and her release is imminent. [AP/Yahoo!]
- In other Surreal Life alum, substance-related news (two in one week! imagine!), Adrianne Curry fired off a missive on her MySpace blog earlier this week at Perez Hilton’s allegation that she was smoking marijuana on an Internet radio show. In setting the record straight, however, Adrianne reveals that she isn’t. “I am PRO-MARIJUANA” she writes. “I want to vote for Barrack Obama, I think nudity is CLASSY if done in taste, I believe in God, I believe in being true to YOU, I believe that Heroin/Coke/Meth/etc is the downfall of our society, and I believe in the legalization of Mary Jane!” And the home of the brave! [Adrianne Curry's MySpace Blog]
- In even hazier news (maybe), the Hogans have put their Miami Beach pad (as seen in the third and upcoming fourth seasons of Hogan Knows Best) on the market. Now you can make their reality yours. And only for $18.9 million! [Realtor.com]
Lindsay Lohan can’t catch a break. First, she has to go to rehab. Then she crashes a car. Then she has to go back to rehab. And all before her 21st birthday. Now she’s losing out on movie roles. The kid deserves some time in sin-ridden, alcohol sodden Vegas to blow off a little steam post-rehab, right? Apparently not. Page Six reports today that production on Lohan’s latest, “Poor Things,” has come to a halt. Set designer Fontaine Beauchamp Hebb (for real) sent out an email stating, “Apparently, Ms. Lohan’s antics in Las Vegas over the weekend have scared the bond companies and all of the funding has been pulled.”
Every week we round up selections from the funniest, most obscene and 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:I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larryis just about as entertaining as it looks from the trailer. Which is to say, it’s like punching your face full of staples.
“FDNWHY? Laughless comedy isn’t a gay time.” — The New York Post
“[The] script that trots out every f*g joke — yes, even dropping the soap — and then tells us how wrong it is to laugh. No comedy this year can beat this dud for mealy-mouthed hypocrisy.” — Rolling StoneRead more…
They came. They spouted trivia. They conquered. There could be only one winning team. And that team — the final finalists in the 2007 World Series of Pop Culture– was Twisted Misters. Congratulations! They beat Wocka Wocka to take home the title (and the $250,000) by correctly remembering more members of the principal cast of Little Miss Sunshine. Take that for what it is. For all the action you missed, check the in-depth recap at World of Pop. And if you’re still jonesing for pop culture quizzes, you better try out some of our games before you go into withdrawal.
All Mariah’s missing is the dog and the basket. Schatar famously told New York on Flavor of Love that she’s been told she reminds people of Beyoncé — she’ll be thrilled to add Mariah to the list, no doubt.
Update: Word is that the Mariah ad is a fake. Somehow, that doesn’t make it any less funny or realistic, though.
Pretty-boy star of HairsprayZac Efron wasn’t the only one to love Sisquo and his “Thong Song,” but he was one of the few to try to emulate it. In this exclusive video from VH1 News at the red carpet premiere in L.A., Efron told us how he was inspired to dye his hair silver. In 8th grade. It didn’t work, but it did lead him to enjoy hair-dye in the future. Unless, of course, his natural hair color includes chunky highlights. Just sayin’! Oy, what red carpet madness.
It takes an especially crazy pop icon to stand in the fire of a Comedy Central Roast – you’ve gotta have nerves of steel. Evidently our own Flavor Flav does. He’s the latest hero to suffer enjoy the wise-ass barbs of comedians and celebs at the channel’s next insult fest, which airs on August 12. We’ll give you an advanced taste of what the action will be like: this Sunday night we’ll blog live from the event’s taping in L.A.
The folks hurling the insults are pros. Patton Oswalt, Lisa Lampanelli, Jimmy Kimmel, Carrot Top, Jeffrey Ross, and Ron Jeremy are all sharpening their tongues as you read this. They’ll be scrutinizing everything from Flav’s taste in watches to his taste in women. Speaking of which, old flame Brigitte Nielsen is also on board. And hip-hop pals Snoop Dogg and Ice T will drop some science, too. Keep an eye out for a string of Charm School girls that includes Bootz, Buckeey, Like Dat, Hottie, Toastee, and Smiley.
So if you’re a Flav fan, come back Sunday night at 9:45 pm EST and get a sneak peek. We also want you to make some comments on our comments.
And by the way, what kind of a zinger would you rock about Flav if you were on the show? Throw some snaps and disses in the comments.