After a 16-day hunger strike, doctors ordered "J" to end her "Starvation for Sanjaya" campaign. The 23-year-old American Idol fan garnered the nation’s attention when she announced her food boycott until hopeful Sanjaya Malakar was ejected from the AI line-up. The 17-year-old Malakar has had a polarizing effect on the nation, the like of which is usually reserved for wars, or actual issues.
In other Sanjaya news, KFC president Gregg Dedrick has plumbed new shallows in marketing, offering Malakar a lifetime of free KFC Classic Bowls in exchange for cutting his famed tresses into a bowl cut. In an open letter, Dedrick states: "We’re sure America will be as ‘bowled-over’ by your take on this classic look as they are by our KFC Famous Bowls."
Congratulations are in order for Tango, who beat out 19 other guys for the ultimate prize of New York’s heart.
After the jump, Tango talks about his feelings for New York, how they made things work during their months apart and that shocking proposal.
In our last readers poll, a majority of fans urged New York to pick Chance. But she went instead with Tango, who got down on one knee and proposed on national TV. Did she make the right choice? Let the debate begin …
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A video of Lilith Fair staple Alanis Morissette doing her best Fergie impression showed up on YouTube this morning. The singer, known for her crunchy outlook, morphed the absurdist club banger "My Humps" by ubiquitous quartet Black Eyed Peas into a haunting piano dirge. Then made a video complete with booty shorts, head butts and plenty of ice. For real.
- Brangelina may be in the market for another black kid, so as to "balance the faces" of their family. Ha! Told you they were out to fill the crayon box! [Dlisted]
- You’re invited to Beyoncé‘s panty party. It starts when any party starts: when you get there. [CityRag]
- Howard K. Stern‘s move to block Dannielynn‘s DNA test gets shot down. The fast track to hanger-on status starts now! [A Socialite's Life]
- Fergie reveals that she’s felt a few lady lumps in her time. Lovely! [IDontLikeYouInThatWay.com]
- Speaking of lady lumps, Tara Reid in a bikini is sorta like Raisin Bran: two overflowing scoops and lots of texture. [The Superficial]
Call it the battle of the super-producers. Beat-whiz Timbaland (most recently of Justin Timberlake fame) has dissed Scott Storch (whose name is whispered enticingly at the start of one of those Paris Hilton songs). The New York Post reports that Timbaland was partying at New York club Marquee when the bad business went down. Apparently, Timba announced to the crowd, “Scott Storch is a bitch!” He’s more eloquent on his song “Give It to Me,” which has lyrics that go a little something like: "I get a half a mil for my beats/You get a couple grand. Never gonna see the day that I ain’t got the upper hand." But does he? Or is that sort of smack-talk the pre-emptive strike of an insecure Timbaland?
From the Department of Odd Pairings: King of Mope Robert Smith has teamed up with pop singer Ashlee Simpson to work on her next record, according to Ash’s not-at-all over-bearing dad/manager Joe. Excited? You’re not alone — rumored Ashlee paramour (and Cure fan boy) Pete Wentz told EW, "I doubt I had anything to do with it…But I definitely only have good things to say about Ash — I think the collaboration could be great!" Could "Pictures of You [In Us Weekly]" be far off?
Which is the better collab: Ash and Pete or Ash and Robert Smith?
Photos: Ashlee Simpson
Ricky Martin Defends Gay Musicians
"Life is too short to live closed up, guarding what you say," said Martin — whose sexual orientation has been the subject of speculation. [Yahoo!]
‘Guitar Hero’ to Unveil ‘Rock Band’
Get ready to form bands with your friends — in a room or online. You’ll need a drummer, a lead and bass guitarist, and a singer. [Wired]
Usher Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend
Sorry ladies! The five-time Grammy winner could be walking down the aisle before the end of the year. [Yahoo!]
Rosie: Bill O’Reilly Is a Stupid Puppet
O’Donnell spat back at the conservative talk show host after he called for her firing from ABC. [Rosie.com]
Trump Wins Bet, Keeps ‘Do Intact
Donald unfortunately prevailed in Sunday night’s "hair match" at Wrestlemania, and gleefully took the shears to WWE owner Vince McMahon’s head. [MSN]