Six Degrees of Eddie Murphy’s Love Life



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Eddie Murphy has proposed to his girlfriend of less than a year, Babyface‘s ex-wife Tracey Edmonds. Congratulations, happy couple! Eddie has five kids with his previous wife Nicole Mitchell (they divorced in 2006), and a new baby daughter with former Spice Girl-friend, Melanie Brown. He also has a shady past of picking up transvestite prostitutes. Mel B. told Essence that the pair were set to get married and have the baby, but that she had some issues with the actor, stating, “I’ll simply say that there were lifestyle changes that he would have to make if we were going to live together.” Could she possible be talking about his habit of “helping” hookers? Too bad she’s a classy lady and doesn’t dish the dirt. Mel does reveal that the convo about Eddie’s “lifestyle” then became “a trippy discussion, which ended up where we both refused to budge.” Next thing she knew, their relationship was over and he was with Edmonds.

Whew! Can you follow all that? Just in case you’re as confused as us, we’ve created this helpful little chart detailing the dirt on Eddie’s love life – which comes complete with six kids, a fiancée, two baby mamas and a Babyface – with a little diva sprinkled on top. Kind of nutty, eh Professor? [People, NY Daily News/ Images: Getty]

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Dressing Up for Poison


If you’re going to see Poison, New Jersey is the place to do it. That’s what a few of us staff members decided, at least, when we hit Jersey’s own PNC Bank Arts Center on Saturday (July 28) to catch Bret Michaels & Co. The spectacle didn’t end on the stage, though (look for a review of the concert in this space later) — the attendees were more than equipped to rock your world right along with the band. Check out a gallery of our favorite looks from the crowd after the jump. Here’s a teaser:

Oh yeah. It’s like that.

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Rob Schneider vs. Dina Lohan


robschneider073007.jpgAfter his hilarious appearance last week on The Tonight Show dressed in drag as Lindsay Lohan, Rob Schneider was scolded by the starlet’s mom for making light of “a very serious situation concerning Lindsay.” Rob has fired back and it’s apparent that there are some very smart brains under that Lindsay wig. Hopefully Linds can hear his wise words in whatever Chateau Marmont suite she’s holed up in. Rob said:

“When Mrs. Lohan stops partying with her child, then I’ll have an ounce of respect for her. I don’t care if her parents are both crummy – you cannot blame your parents anymore. She’s not a kid. Lindsay, get it together, America will forgive you but you gotta do something positive with your life. I hope she does okay but at a certain point, there’s so many bigger problems in the world than Lindsay Lohan. I hope she gets her head out of her nice, cute little rear end and finds a life for herself. She’s very talented, and a special little actress but there are so many people out there who’d trade positions with her in a heartbeat and use it better than she is.”

What do you think? Is Rob right or does Dina deliver? [People/ Image: Getty]

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Paris an Heiress No More?


paris073007.jpgThere’s a rumor floating around in the internet wind that Paris has been cut out of her grandfather’s will. Apparently Grandpa MoneyBags Hilton is mortified by his granddaughter’s behavior – sex tape, hoochie outfits, House of Wax, herpes, jail – and has decided to pass her $60 million inheritance on to charity. But not to worry – Paris makes a lot of money from that embarrassing behavior and should be able to support herself for at least few more years. Even though her show The Simple Life was canceled today, P just got cast in something called Repo! The Genetic Opera, which is a musical thriller. Now what’s so embarrassing about that? [Gawker, DListed/ Image: Getty]

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It’s Hottie…It’s Schatar…It’s Money Banks!


Like say, oh, I don’t know, Scott Baio, Charm School‘s Schatar is making the move from television to music. Her first single, “My Man, My Mansion, My Money,” and its seriously mind-blowing video clip sent fingers wagging and tongues typing when it hit the Internet a few months ago. Now Schatar’s back with its equally monetarily obsessed follow-up, “It’s Money Banks” (“Money Banks,” btw, is yet another one of Schatar’s nicknames — she’s practically Biggie with all the name options she provides).

Download a sample here and purchase the entire song via iTunes. This woman is, in a word, WILD.

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Whitney Trips Out At, Hugs Publisher


whit_missed.gif Pop culture has seemed a little bit emptier without Whitney Houston (it’s been months since we’ve had anything to say about her). And so, it is with great joy that I present you this gem of an anecdote starring Whit, as related in the August issue of Sister 2 Sister. S2S publisher Jamie Foster Brown ran into Whitney at the star-studded opening of the Cove Atlantis’ grand opening in the Bahamas in May. It appears that Whitney was resplendent in finger wags and neck rolls. Hell to the yes. Jamie writes:

When I hit the island, S2S‘s June issue with Ray J on the cover was just hitting the newsstands. Who did I run into first? None other than diva Whitney Houston, who’d been Ray J’s rumored love interest for months. She was tripping out and yelling at me because she thought we had printed something negative about her in Ray J’s feature, though we had not. Then she said she’s a Christian woman so she was going to give me a hug. She did.

Soooo jealous that she received both a tongue-lashing and love from Whit in the same encounter! And how comforting is it to know that post-rehab Whitney’s still about as emotionally consistent as Taz? Her arbitrary freak-outs are virtually the only thing that’s kept her relevant this decade! And she’s still got it! In all: a satisfying story. Please don’t keep us waiting too long for the next, Whit! All you have to do is go outside and, like, do something. It’s bound to be gold.

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Faith Hill Is Getting Angry, And You Won’t Like Her When She’s Angry


faith.jpgAnybody starting to get the feeling Faith Hill might not be as mild-mannered as she seems? During Saturday’s stop on her Soul2Soul tour, Faith flipped out on a grabby fan who groped the junk of Hill’s husband, Tim McGraw. Incensed, Hill laid into the fan, screaming from the stage, “Somebody needs to teach you some class, my friend. You don’t go grabbin’ somebody else’s — somebody’s husband’s balls, you understand me? That’s very disrespectful.”
This isn’t the first time that Faith’s flown off the handle; this past November, Faith wigged out when Carrie Underwood snagged the Best Female Vocalist award at the CMT Awards.

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Britney: Meltdowns, Mom Drama and the End of an Era


britneydivorce073007.jpgWe left Britney last week after her photo-shoot gone wrong for OK! Magazine, and now it appears the drama didn’t end there. Brit reportedly stomped on over to her video shoot and proceeded to do her usual routine of constant bathroom breaks followed by erratic behavior. She topped it off with a full on sobbing meltdown! You can check out the pics of her on the set in the world’s trashiest outfit. Looking like a washed up 40-year old stripper isn’t exactly what we imagined for Brit’s big comeback. If anything she looks worse in her video shoot than she does out and about.

This weekend her mama Lynne partied with teen daughter Jamie-Lynn after apparently aborting a failed mission to rescue Britney (from herself?) in Las Vegas. Hey if you can’t save ‘em might as well join ‘em, right?

But today is truly a historical day in Brit-story as it marks the official end of her marriage to the one and only Kevin Federline. The backup dancer is getting $15,000 a month in child support, $20,000 a month in spousal support through November, and custody will be split 50/50. Well played, K-Fed! Not bad for a few years of wedded bliss. At least you got Brit while she was still hot. [Image: Getty]

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Papa Simpson: Still Rockin’ the Creepiness


jessicadad073007.jpgCheck out this quote from Jessica Simpson‘s dad and get ready for your skin to crawl a wee bit. He tells People that the strangest role his daughter was ever offered “was for Jessica to [play] a porn star,” he told the mag. “We were promised we would win an Oscar with that. I was like, ‘Eh, we’ll just buy a [statue of a] little man and keep our clothes on.’ ”

Isn’t Jessica kinda of porn star-ish already? Okay, okay, she’s not having sex on film, but remember that car washing video for “These Boots Were Made for Walking?” There’s something about dry humping a vintage Dodge Charger in a bikini with soap suds dripping everywhere that feels just a little dirrrty. As for winning an Oscar – don’t stop believing Papa Joe. It could definitely, possibly, maybe happen. Just probably not with her latest potential bomb. But surely that “little man” statue that Joe bought will make Jess feel all better about her crappy career picks! [People/ Image: Getty]

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Oh Yes They Did: Monday’s Reviews Rage


Lindsay Lohan in better days.Although this is cruel and unusual and probably qualifies as an editorial instance of kicking a blind and sleeping three-legged dog with steel-toed boots, the following is a reviews round-up of Lindsay Lohan’s I Know Who Killed Me. Every week at VH1.comwe 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. Usually we do this on Fridays. But since I Know Who Killed Me wasn’t screened for critics–wise choice, as it turns out–we waited until Monday to deliver the news. Very few movies can claim to have been so brutally excoriated by the press, but that’s one area where Ms. Lohan’s latest vehicle succeeds admirably.

I Know Who Killed Me: Dead on arrival. Bomb hasn’t got a leg to stand on.” — The New York Post

“Hopelessly muddled plot about a maimed young woman who may be a delusional escapee from a serial killer’s dungeon (think “Captivity” meets “Kiss the Girls”). Pic might possibly benefit, B.O.-wise, from tabloid coverage of Lohan’s ongoing travails. But, then again, probably not.” — Variety

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