Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp doesn’t premiere until Monday, Feb. 8 at 9/8c, but Kevin Federline is already talking about his success losing weight in the program. Above, he tells Entertainment Tonight about putting on weight (he at one point weighed 240 lbs.), the effects that public ridicule had on his self-image and appearing together on the show with his ex Shar Jackson. [ETonline.com]
VH1, Pepsi and the NFL are giving you an excuse to get your Super Bowl party on before the weekend begins — just remember not to double dip. Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Timbaland and Keri Hilson are performing as part of the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam tonight on VH1 at 9PM EST. Nick Cannon and Nancy O’Dell will host. Full press release after the jump.
Celebrity Rehabber Mackenzie Phillips sent shockwaves through pop culture last fall when she admitted to an incestuous affair with her famous father John Phillips (of the Mamas and the Papas) that she described as “consensual.” Recently, Mackenzie recanted her claim slightly on Joy Behar’s talk show. Says Mackenzie: “As I was writing the book, I thought, this word, it kept sitting wrong with me, but I used it for lack of a better word, and since then I’ve been schooled by thousands of incest survivors all across the world that there really is no such thing as consensual incest due to the inherent power a parent has over a child…So, I wouldn’t necessarily call it a consensual relationship at this time.”
Dr. Drew expressed much the same sentiment when we interviewed him about this season. He said in our interview: “One of the things that she went around saying was that this is something that happens to a lot of people. She’s right: it’s not that uncommon. Her perception of it as something that was consensual is a little distorted, a little unusual, but the fact of a dad having sexually abused his daughter is something we see all the time…You have to remember that’s a child’s perspective. It’s a distortion. How can a child consent to something like that?”
In other Rehab news, Kari Ann Peniche has recorded a pop song called, “U and Me and Tiger Makes 3,” a somewhat late reference to Tiger Woods’ sex scandal, which (as far as we know) she had no part in. It’d be hypocritical to wonder why she isn’t minding her own business, though. [CNN]
This is getting a little exhausting, but since we’ve committed to covering her, here’s Monica “Danger” Leon and Poprah arguing at a Haiti benefit. You do have to admit, “I’m Creole-Mexican, I’m not black,” is a really great thing to tell someone who just asked if you’re crazy. [via ONTD]
Update: Poprah has also posted a rundown of the night on YouTube, saying that before the red-carpet bust-up above, the uninvited Danger took the stage of the benefit and refused to leave. “Apparently, everyone thought it was a comedy act, but this was for real,” writes Poprah.
You’ve seen the cast, now watch the supertrailer above for your first extended look at Tool Academy 3, which will premiere on VH1 on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 9/8c. But a warning: consult your doctor before enrolling in Tool Academy as it may cause self-tanning, shaving, bandanna-wearing, pelvic-thrusting, body-shot taking, donkey-punching, barking, thong-wearing, wrestling, high-fiving, glow-sticking, table-dancing, chanting, bedazzling and beer-ponging.
RuPaul’s Drag Race is such a visual show that we can think of no better way to cover it than by utilizing our favorite digital image type: the animated gif. Below (and for every episode), you’ll find a wall of moving images capturing the ridiculousness of this show. For your viewing pleasure, nipples are tweaked, wigs are removed, eyelashes flap, splits abound and drag queens throw shade over and over and over again. Click below, allow some time for loading and gorge yourself on the looped visual feast.
Below, the first-runner up of For the Love of Ray J 2 talks about getting over Ray, her loyalty to the Wolf Pack and why she thinks it won’t last between Ray and Mz Berry.
Ray J recently said on Twitter that this season of For the Love of Ray J would be the last. But, that doesn’t mean he’s leaving VH1 anytime soon — a new series about his family is set to premiere Sunday, April 11 at 9/8c. Check out the press release below for details of this, as well as the For the Love of Ray J 2 reunion:
Superstar siblings Brandy and Ray J Norwood are famous for their incredible vocal talent on the stage and screen. But they wouldn’t be anywhere without the support and guidance of their parents – entertainment manager and mom, Sonja and talented musical father, Willie Norwood. In this new VH1 series, viewers will get a first hand glimpse into the lives of the Norwood family unit and their family business – Rn’B Productions. Run by Sonja, Rn’B Productions features an impressive roster of musical artists including Brandy, Ray J and their father Willie, who also serves as the company’s vocal coach. But with Sonja ready to take a step down, Brandy and Ray J will have to fill her shoes quickly all the while taking the family business to the next level. Will they have what it takes to continue to stay in the limelight while growing an entertainment empire? Watch as the Norwood’s join forces and reach new levels of success in Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business premieres on VH1 Sunday, April 11 at 9:00 PM.
First thing’s first for this week’s Let’s Talk About Pep.
Pep’s still got her four years of celibacy intact. And she’ll drink to that.
The second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race premieres tonight at 9/8c on VH1, but it has, of course, already aired on Logo. We’ll have our on take on the show up every week after its VH1 airings, but in the meantime, check out the video recap of the premiere above, via our friend at Logo’s NewNowNext blog, John Polly, and featuring special guest Chris March (of Project Runway fame). John also interviewed the first eliminated contestant. We won’t spoil it for those checking out the show tonight on VH1, but you can read the interview here. [NewNowNext]