Jay Kay In The Sky With Microphones

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Lots of rock artists have sung while they’re high, but the dudes from Jamiroquai have taken the concept literally and landed in the Guinness Book of World Records. The band spent this week’s hump day on a Boeing 757, belting out their tunes for a pressurized cabin of fans on the way from Germany to Greece (that’s a lot of Jamiroquai, dude). The odd venue did have a hidden blessing: low cabin ceilings precluded singer Jay Kay from wearing that floppy-assed psychedelic top hat he sported when the Classic crowd first met him in the early 90s. Yes, they played their tune “High Times.”

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What’s on the Blogs: Kelis, Tara Reid

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Kelis_links- Kelis was arrested for shouting racial slurs at two cops posing undercover as hookers. Kelis just has a chip on her shoulder because she’s descended from cotton candy (see photo). [CONCRETELOOP]

- Whose boobs are nicer? Jesse Metcalfe‘s or his date’s? [MollyGood]

- And speaking of boobs, Jennifer Love Hewitt has a pair. [Egotastic!]

- Bobby Brown has agreed to work for a week at the radio station that helped him out of jail. Basically, he’s still doing time, but at least now he doesn’t have to worry about dropping the soap. [Idolator]

- Do you think that one day Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be so taken with conservative rage that she’ll exercise her right to bear arms on Rosie O’Donnell? [Best Week Ever]

- Tara Reid is looking fresh. And to think that all it took was a shot of Massengill. [CityRag]

Hillary, Timbaland to Get “Promiscuous”

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In his most innovative collaboration yet, Timbaland is teaming up with Hillary Rodham Clinton to host a $1,000-a-head benefit for the presidential hopeful. The fundraiser, which will be held on March 31st in Miami, was reported by The Miami Herald. The Timba-approved event is a big win for Clinton, who lost out on some Hollywood backing to Barack Obama, in terms of garnering the youth vote. In addition to the acclaimed rapper-producer, Clinton’s husband will lend some star power to the event.

They Spinnin’! Friday’s Hip-Hop Headlines

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(Sigh) … Gone?

Saigon, best known as the rapper on Entourage, was arrested for harrassing his ex-girlfriend. Charges say he poured a beer on her head and hit her leg with a car door. Someone better text Turtle, stat. (XXL)

United Hates of America
Word on the street (and by "street" I mean "Internet") is that 50 Cent is recruiting Eminem, Nas and Jay-Z to guest on the same track on his upcoming album Before I Self Destruct. The reason? They’ve all been dissed by Cam’ron. (AllHipHop)

Spat Farm
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons (Def Jam, Phat Farm) and Kimora Lee have announced that they’re splitting up after seven years of marriage (XXL)

Loose Hips Make Clips
Beyonce has two new videos out. One features Shakira, tons of gyrating, and a smoke machine. The other features Jay-Z, swimsuits, and a Rolls. ‘Nuff said. (VIBE)

The White Tadow
In a new Q&A, "White Rapper" winner $hamrock talks about how he got on the show, life with John Brown, and not "balling out of control" even though he’s 100 G’s richer (HipHopDX)

Scorsese and the Stones

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Martin Scorsese’s slate is full. In addition to his upcoming projects – among them a Rolling Stones documentary, a biopic about Teddy Roosevelt and a film about Jesuits in Japan – the first-time Oscar-winner just signed up to helm The Long Play, a film about the music business, which Mick Jagger will produce. Expect the film to follow the typical peaks and valleys of a career profiled on Behind the Music. Scribing duties go to William Monahan (who translated . . . I mean, wrote, The Departed). [Via NME]  –Jonathan Durbin

Paris Hilton: Back Like a Rash

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The AP’s Wednesday report of Paris Hilton‘s latest traffic offense brought an official end to the news organization’s week-long ban on reporting on the celebulite. AP national writer Jocelyn Noveck explains the org’s objective:

"Editors just wanted to see what would happen if we didn’t cover this media phenomenon, this creature of the Internet gossip age, for a full
week. After that, we’d take it day by day. Would anyone care? Would
anyone notice?"

Apparently some people did care. Though most
concern stemmed from those who took issue with a powerful news organization banning anything, the ban itself has generated one of the biggest Paris
stories in recent memory  (here are just a few reports). This just goes to show that Paris Hilton is much like the herpes she’s rumored to carry: just when you think she’s gone, she flares up with a vengeance. [AP/Yahoo!]

Friday’s Headlines: Pamela Anderson, Antonella Barba

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The blond bombshell has teamed up with her old "Baywatch" producers for a "fantasy-based drama." [New York Post]

Idol Eliminates Four More
Antonella Barba makes the cut, while four others are sent packing. [New York Post]

Celebrities Undressed
MSN breaks down celebrity fashion. [MSN]

Princess Di Case Reopened
Mohamed al Fayed won a court battle to have a jury take part in the British inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and his son, Dodi Fayed. [Yahoo!]

Contract Flap "Embarrasses" Heigl
The verbal slugfest between Grey’s Anatomy’s Katherine Heigl and the show’s producers enters a new round. [People]

Rappers’ Delight

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Former SNL joke lady Tina Fey made fun at hip-hop’s expense last night on 30 Rock. With the help of guest stars LL Cool J and Ghostface Killah, Fey, Tracy Morgan and Alec Baldwin addressed marketing, racism and rap. When Tracy’s character inadvertently disses superstar producer Ridikolus (LL), the pimp-clad studio magnate promises revenge – unless Tracy volunteers to host The Source Awards, which also means certain death. (Tracy explains that his numerous beefs make him a healthy target for extermination. Example? Take Young Jeezy: "I called his pitbull a gaywad on 106 & Park!") Which rapper would you most like to see Tracy insult . . . er, work with next?

[Via 30 Rock]

Wait for It: New Stuff By Aqua Teens and Steve Carell

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[Wait for It is our regular roundup of things to look forward to in
pop culture. Everyone needs something to keep them going, you know?
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Aquateen_waitFurther proof that the rude geniuses at Adult Swim have extended their contracts with Satan: the soundtrack for Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters. The film (out Friday, April 13 – coincidence?) already shut down Boston earlier this year, when Beantown PD mistook a promotion for the movie as a terrorist attack. Now the network is trying to shut down your ears. In addition to signature tracks from the cartoon’s characters (Master Shake, MC Pee Pants), indie metal gods Mastodon, Andrew W.K. and 9lb Hammer play their contributions loud. Best bet is to listen to new New York metal purveyors Early Man. Their song, a tribute to Meatwad, the sweetest character a cartoon ever saw, is titled “More to Me Than Meat and Eyes.” [SPIN.com] – Johnathan Durbin

Movies

Carell_waitSteve Carell can’t lose (or so it would seem), which is why his involvement in yet another classic-TV-to-big-screen adaptation is something worth getting excited about. Steve has been cast in the title-ish role of the forthcoming Get Smart flick, and if that isn’t incentive enough, this will be: his Little Miss Sunshine co-star and recent Oscar winner Alan Arkin has just signed for the film, as well (Alan will play boss man CONTROL). Reunited and it feels so, well, smart. Peter Segal (The Longest Yard) will direct the flick, which will also star Anne Hathaway, Terrence Stamp and Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson. Well, four out of five ain’t bad. [The Hollywood Reporter]