When it comes to marketing, presidential hopeful Barack Obama is one smart guy. The Democratic candidate called into Hot 97 and spoke to Angie Martinez. "I’m old-school and generally I’m more of a jazz guy," he told her. "But having said that, I’m current enough that on my iPod I got a little bit of Jay-Z, a little bit of Beyonce. A little bit. I don’t want to pretend I know as much as my [children]. I’m falling behind rapidly." He’s not falling behind in the multimedia wars, though. Hillary Clinton’s Sopranos video might have gone viral, but does she offer you club-ready ringtones? Obama does. And he’s kicking Hillary’s ass on MySpace, too — 124,225 friends (including Jin!) to 105,420. Go, Obama. Maybe this time, the kids will actually, you know, vote or something. On the other hand, there’s some muttering about how politicians who appear on the cover of Men’s Vogue are missing their cojones (does Anna Wintour keep them in a jar on her desk?). That can’t be good.
Hollywood was all atwitter recently after the Clueless and Sin City star secretly married producer Simon Monjack. Insiders were buzzing that the Brit supposedly wed Murphy (only 8 months after she ended a previous engagement) to avoid deportation after his work visa expired, something the actress later called "preposterous lies."
Now a source who supposedly worked for the starlet has come forward to reveal that she seems to think she and her man are being stalked by "a high-powered Hollywood player." Murphy supposedly claimed that when Monjack slipped away without a trace for 10 days in April, that her then-boyfriend was kidnapped by associates of this mysterious stalker. The spy goes on to say that Monjack returned with "head injuries," and that Brittany was not able to pay him his salary as she claimed to have spent all her money on paying the kidnapper’s ransom.
As if this wasn’t crazy enough, the dates her husband was missing apparently match the dates that Monjack was detained by US Immigration officials for overstaying his visa, according to The National Enquirer. Soon after this bizarre incident, the pair were spotted in wedding rings.
Someone needs to make this into a movie immediately. Brittany can star. Think of it as Uptown Girls meets Girl, Interrupted – with a twist. The twist being that she and her husband are nuts.
Reunion You Want: Admit it — you’ll pony up the $60 (plus surcharge) to see Baby, Scary, Sporty, Posh and Ginger zigazig ha, transporting you back to those heady pre-Y2K days. Lucky for us Sporty cleared her calendar.
Reunion You Want But Don’t Get: Led Zeppelin. After days of rumors reporting they’re getting the old band back together, Rock Banshee Robert Plant has rubbished rumors, claiming "If there was one, then there wouldn’t be enough doctors to support it!”
Reunion You Don’t Want But Get: Bush. You know, Gavin Rossdale. He was in a band. Still nothing? Gwen Stefani‘s husband. Anyway, he misses "the band thing." He’s threatening a Live Earth reunion.
Yeah! Usher’s Gonna Be a Dad
and his fiance (and former stylist) are expecting their first child
together. Expect an adorable, tiny dancing machine in about nine
P*ssed Paris to Sue Lawyer?
She may have told Larry King that her jail stint "happened for a reason," but Paris is raging mad that her lawyer didn’t do a better job of keeping her out of the slammer. [MSNBC]
Brit Bails on Secret Show
The starlet’s comeback won’t be happening at Cyndi Lauper’s LA show, because according to a unnamed source, "Britney said she would only dance or lip-sync – and to be on stage with Cyndi, you have to actually perform." Ouch – an anonymous zing! [NY Post]
Tonight was Paris’ time to shine in her one hour interview with CNN’s Larry King. And oh the marvelous things we learned! For example, "God makes everything happen for a reason." Like her brand new mustard colored extensions, for starters. It sure is a good thing we now know WHY there is ugliness living on top her head.
We break down all the deets on Paris and Larry’s chat-fest – after the jump!
The world is bracing for Paris Hilton’s first televised appearance after serving a 23-day stint in the clink. She will be interviewed on Lary King Live and Bodog, one of the most notorious gambling sites on the Web, is taking wagers on what subjects the heiress will discuss.
Odds are as follows:
1. Will Paris Hilton discuss finding God while in prison during her first post-prison interview on Larry King Live?
2. Will Paris Hilton discuss her mental health issues while in prison during her first post-prison interview on Larry King Live?
3. Will Paris Hilton wear an orange outfit during her first post-prison interview on Larry King Live?
If you’re interested, you can also wager on whether or not Paris will be a guest host on the The View during 2007.
I’ll put my money on #2. What about you?
Britney Spears is supposedly trying to get back together with K-Fed, who is said to be worried that Brit is unstable. It doesn’t take a genius to see that she’s a mess – just wanting to get within 100 feet of that guy is crazy enough. Brit apparently told Kevin recently, "I’m not divorcing you! I want my family back!"
Okay. What else are we supposed to say? All she does all day long is act like an escaped mental patient: dyeing her own hair, letting her nipples hang out everywhere, and wearing unbearable tacky outfits borrowed from a nineties girl pop group. So if she wants to get back together with her man, then best of luck to her. Do it up Britney. Go nuts! Get your family back, and while you’re at it, how about getting some dignity back too, girlfriend.
"I look forward to order being restored to the chaos that our family life has become. Lyndsay,
Michael, Ali and Cody need stability and both of their parents in their
lives. I am anxious to spend time with them and end this cruel,
— Michael Lohan
It’s not like he really has to do much here. Just know how to spell your (oldest, most super famous) kid’s name right! Here are some other names he probably calls
- My devilish ex-wife’s older sister
- The Checkbook
- My ticket to hanging out with Paris Hilton
- That chick in that Mean Girls movie who looks so much like that pain in the ass kid of mine
– Ciara is said to be dating 50 Cent. You’ll know she’s at the Vivica A. Fox level of desperation when she starts rocking collagen-puffed lips. Soon enough! [CONCRETELOOP]
- Jennifer Aniston reportedly says that her current boyfriend is better in bed than Brad Pitt. As he is not nearly as famous, he’s had the free time to perfect his craft. [Dlisted]
- Britney Spears’ damn nipples make another appearance for paparazzi. Leave it to vapid ol’ Brit to make exposed breasts seem boring. [CityRag]
- Noted American Idol reject Frenchie Davis claims she’s the victim of racism, again. In related news, my sense of sympathy claims it’s the victim of fatigue. Again. [Crunk + Disorderly]
Image credit: Getty
Ever since Being Bobby Brown ended in 2005, trash fiends have been jonesing for the second reality
train wreck coming of Bobby. Rumors about a Flavor of Love-style dating show starring Bobby have been kicking around, and it looks like there might be some truth to them. Or something. Says Bobby on an upcoming project in the latest Sister 2 Sister:
"It’s not really a dating reality show. It’s more of a — you have to really see it because it’s a lot more acting than it is anything. It’s like a show on doing a dating reality show."
So it won’t really be The Flavor of Bobby, but something more like The Recipe of the Flavor of Bobby. That sounds…confusing. Whatever it is, it probably tastes like ABC gum and feet.
Bobby says that the show is headed for CBS right before revealing that he hasn’t actually signed a deal yet. That makes about as much sense as a show on doing a dating reality show. Perfect! [S2SMAGAZINE.com / Image credit: Getty]