Piano-playing siren Alicia Keys recently opened up to Blender magazine on everything from her conspiracy theories to her sexual side on her latest album, As I Am. Here are a few of the things we learned from Blender‘s cover story.
1. Alicia Keys almost lost her mind to make this record. “I’m the best wall builder that ever lived. These people were coming at me, asking me things, and they really didn’t care about me, but I had to give them everything. What did I have left for myself?” The result was that both Keys and her music got dark and weird. “I was hanging off the edge of a cliff. Something had to give, or I was gonna lose my mind.”
2. Gangsta Rap is a government tool. “Gangsta rap was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other,” says Keys.
3. Alicia’s discovered her sexual side. “I’m discovering my sexual side. I recorded this song – it’s supersimple: just piano, Rhodes keyboard and a kick drum. It’s so sensual. It moves you,” she says. Jeff Robinson, her manager, wasn’t exactly a fan: “he popped out of his seat halfway through. He said: ‘we do not record songs like this!’”
Those who participated in Rock of Love 2′s Famous Friends site know how much fun it is to share some gossip, scroll through pics, and make lots of new pals. If you dug Bret and the girls, you had plenty to talk about with everyone hanging in the community. So no wonder people are already leading a charge to the Viva Hollywood Famous Friends page. Our latest show is a hotbed of action, a self professed “back-stabbing, love-making world where nice guys finish last.” Get ready for some treachery and heat: the Latino contestants vying to become a Telenovela star have lots of ambition.
The series premiered last night. It looks like Vinci Alonso has an early lead as the cast member with the most fans. That can all change in a moment, however. La Casa de Locos is like a volcano – something’s always bubbling.
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Sick and tired of sitting at home wishing that you had the style sense to put together outfits like Heidi Montag of The Hills? Well now you can! Yes, YOU! Heidi has singlehandedly saved fashion by launching her own line – appropriately titled Heidiwood, natch – of sexalicious garments at super affordable prices! Craving some booty shorts and a zebra print tank top that shows off everything you don’t want people to see? Well this outfit can now be yours!* So what if Heidi never actually wears this stuff on the show – her name’s on it and she’s making money off of it, so it’s gotta be cool!
*Half curly-half straight weave and douchey boyfriend not included with this offer.
Check out Heidi modeling her new collection. Hot or not?
“I’d rather have a broken arm than a broken heart,” says the girl for whom becoming Bret’s rock of love was not meant to be. In our epic chat, Daisy dishes the dirt unlike any girl who came before her. Sex on set, plastic surgery, reconciling social anxiety with stripping, living with Charles and what she really thinks of Ambre are among the subjects discussed. Daisy often talked about opening herself up for Bret, but from our talk, it’s clear that open is the only way she can be. She’s so open, she’s like flower, and that’s exactly the point.
Brit’s Ex-Boyfriend Adnan Attacked!
Someone allegedly stabbed Britney’s paparazzi Romeo, Adnan Ghalib, in the arm this weekend. Who would want to hurt this sweet, innocent man? [DListed]
LiLo Bashes Jessica Simpson for Sexy Mag Cover
Linds was caught mocking JesSimps’ Esquire cover (where she poses as a sexy 60′s pin-up), growling, “I so already did that.” Er, Linds – you’ve so already done a lot of things. [NYDN]
Cate Blanchett has Baby, Gets No Cash for Pics
The uber-talented actress has popped out another kid, and guess what – there are no million dollar baby pics of her new son! Now that’s how respectable stars do it. [Us]
Nina Garcia Auffed at Elle
Nina is out at her job as top dog at Elle magazine. Does this mean she’s off the Runway too? [E Online]
Beyonce and Jay-Z Hide Their Rings
Come on guys! We just want a peek of the bling. Pretty please? [TMZ]
Our photo retrospective tracks Rock of Love 2 winner’s every move, from the first episode to the last. Do the pictures reveal how she rocked Bret’s world?
Our massive photo retrospective tracks Daisy’s every move on Rock of Love 2, from the first episode to the last. She may have rocked Bret’s libido, but not his world. Do these pictures show how she fell short?
And Ambre takes it! Below, she tells us what’s going on with her relationship with Bret: “I’m dating Bret. I’m not disillusioned. I don’t think we’re going to run off and get married.” Also discussed: her background in acting, going panty-free and her near-elimination on the first episode. Get ready to feel what it’s like to be Bret’s rock of love:
Ambre Is Bret’s Rock of Love Posted at 10:28PM EST
So, what do you think of Bret’s decision? Tell us here and then read all about what’s going on with Ambre and Bret now in Ambre’s Celebreality interview.
Place Your Final Bets! Posted at 10:23PM EST
After all that happened in this episode, who has the shot now? And who looks hotter at this, the final elimination?