New York is headed back to your TV screen much sooner than expected: tonight (Thursday, May 10)! At 10/9c, VH1 will air the I Love New York 2 – You Cast It special, which will chart New York’s progress this far in finding bodies to fill her mansion. Helping New York pick through the online and casting-call applicants will be some familiar faces. Among them will be Courtney/Goldie from Charm School and Flavor of Love, Chance and Real from the first season of I Love New York and, of course, New York’s lovably terrifying mother, Sister Patterson.
Simon and Paula traded seats at the judging table on last night’s Idol. In a moment of brilliance, Simon embodied the spirit of Paula’s seat and did her patented seal-at-the-circus clap. They never gave a reason for the seat trade, but it may have just been out of pure tedium. Toward the beginning of the broadcast, Ryan Seacrest said, "You can tell we have an hour to fill tonight." So true! Even Pink looked bored in her pre-taped performance of "Who Knew." Between the "What America Thinks" segment, the Top 4 singing a medley of Barry Gibb songs, a promo spot for the new Fantastic Fourmovie, and grandpa Gibb himself giving a performance in a bizarrely sheer shirt, the hour really dragged on before we found out that LaKisha Jones would be sent home.
Ever wonder what Prince smells like? Assuring that "Purple Will Reign," the digit-obsessed singer will release a new fragrance called 3121 — not coincidentally the name of his last album. The perfume, available on the auspicious July 7th, is said to be "a kaleidoscope of rich florals…Xquisite, Mysterious, Xotic." In addition to his foray into cosmetics, Prince will also play a grueling 21-night residency in London during the month of August, laying to rest any questions as to the 49-year-old’s stamina.
Guess Britney Spears is a little bit hot for her new post-rehab beau, Howie Day. Guess she and Day enjoyed a night together. Guess her former husband didn’t like that very much. "Gotta head to the dump to find trash," K-Fed allegedly muttered about the whole damn romance. Maybe Kevin could get down on his knee and tell Brit how he’d love to be back in baby’s arms.
Have you spun our boy’s <I>Playing With Fire</I> lately? C’mon, give it another chance.
"Going to a Town," the first single off of Rufus Wainwright’s Release the Stars (listen to the entire thing on our Hear Music First page) is the opera-loving pop singer’s own state of the union address — a heartfelt indictment of the U.S.A. and its leaders. We asked Wainwright to explain how he’d fix the country if he were in charge. Spoiler Alert: the answer involves Dolly Parton.
Let’s talk about losers…more. Below you’ll find some uncensored clips of the Dustin vs. everyone blow-up that went down on this week’s episode of Celebrity Fit Club: Men Vs. Women. The first is an extended cut of the episode’s big reveal: hear Dustin talk his trash on his fellow contestants in all his uncensored glory. The two clips after that chronicle Dustin’s temper tantrum in which he threatens to leave the show. Hearing Dustin uncensored does nothing to rouse sympathy…though it is pretty awesome to hear Harvey tell him that he’s "full of more s*** than a hog house in the South" without any bleeps in his way.
- On her relationship with ex-beau Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz says, "We’re like the popular kids. Everybody wants to know what happens to us." Uh, we can fix that if you want, Cammie. [I'm Not Obsessed]
- If Usher and Beyoncé got together, would the world collapse under the weight of their collective ego? [Sandra Rose]
- Paris Hilton is already receiving threats from her potential fellow inmates. The real fun begins when she drops the soap! [A Socialite's Life]
- Kelly Clarkson, please apply the title of your single "Never Again" to your wardrobe. [Dlisted]
- George Lucas says Spider-Man 3 is silly. Like, Ewok-silly or Jar Jar Binks-silly? [Best Week Ever]
Did 50 Cent jack a beat from a member of Cam’ron‘s crew? Is Jim Jones even a part of Cam’s crew? And who’s 50 dating these days?
So many questions about Curtis. And we haven’t even touched upon his upcoming album.
50′s new single, "Amusement Park" leaked yesterday, and astute listeners called him out for biting heavily off of Jim Jones’ "Your Majesty." You can listen to both here, but it seems pretty obvious that the producer simply reused Jones’ original. (Somwhere, Cam’ron is rubbing his hands together and cackling maniacally, even if he and Jones are no longer buds.)
50 is also rumored to be dating soap-opera star Victoria Rowell. The kicker? Rowell is 46, while 50 is just 31. And the soap that Rowell used to star on? The Young and the Restless. You can’t make this stuff up.