In an introduction straight out of Eight Mile, Ryan tells us that these 147 American Idol hopefuls, whittled from a cast of thousands, only get one shot, one chance to show America what they’ve got. It’s Hollywood Week at Idol and that means we’ve got to seriously narrow our contestant stereotypes down – only one barefoot Earth mother, one wacky necktie guy, and one dream-following single mother can stay. On this episode, the judges eliminated 43 contestants, dozens of poor song choices were made, there was one inexplicable, sparkly fanny pack and five especially amazing moments to discuss…
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E! is reporting that there’s some trouble on the set of the ABC drama Brothers and Sisters as a result of everyone’s favorite vandalized slut (see below), Sienna Miller. Co-stars Balthazar Getty and Matthew Rhys are reportedly family feuding because Getty is currently dating Miller, who happens to be Rhys’ ex. Seems Getty placed his ho before his bro when he started his relationship with Miller, failing to tell Rhys anything about the relationship.
Of course in the early days of the relationship, Getty was still married to wife Rosetta (they’re currently separated and filing for divorce), so it’s safe to assume he wasn’t telling many people about the affair. It was only after the topless pics of Miller, vacationing with Getty in July, were released that things got awkward.
Now that the show has resumed filming though and Rhys and Getty have to see each other every day, someone should get Sienna a bra — things are a little chilly around here. [Top photo: Getty Images; Below: Splash News Online]
We may have made a list of Hollywood celesbians we love, but English paper The Sun reports that a recent poll was conducted to find out who the lesbians are loving. In a poll of 4,000 British lesbians (there’s something we never figured we’d ever type), when asked what actress they “would love to love”, Rachel Weisz topped the list, beating actresses like Nicole Kidman and Keira Knightley. Says a spokesperson for the poll: “From her woman in peril in the first two Mummy movies to her Academy Award winning turn in The Constant Gardener, Rachel Weisz is one gorgeous English gal with a whole lot of range.”
The complete list reveals a diverse mix of women who all seem to have worn period costumes at one time or another. After the jump, read the top ten women most desired by lesbians. [Photo: WireImage]
The GOP is in some serious hot water today … with the ladies from Heart. Ann and Nancy Wilson were just sitting at home on Wednesday night trying to watch the Republican convention when they heard their song “Barracuda” playing while Sarah Palin (nickamed Sarah Barracuda in high school) was introduced. On the one hand, it all seems harmless enough, and besides, you can pretty much guarantee that when you say “Heart” to John McCain he starts to fear for his own, he’s not thinking of 70’s rock. But in a statement released on Thursday, the Wilsons made the GOP try to understand, (try to understand, try try try to understand) where they’re coming from: “The Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the song, nor would they have been granted that permission. We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We hope our wishes will be honored.”
Yet, last night after John McCain spoke, the song was played yet again, resulting in a follow up statement, this time a bit more angry (hence Nancy Wilson telling EW: “I feel completely fucked over.”) This time, the statement reads:
“Sarah Palin’s views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song ‘Barracuda’ no longer be used to promote her image. The song ‘Barracuda’ was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The ‘barracuda’ represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there’s irony in Republican strategists’ choice to make use of it there.”
Republicans seem to have a history of misinterpreting song lyrics — back in the 1980s, Ronald Reagan often used Bruce Springsteen‘s song “Born in the U.S.A.” at events despite the song’s lyrics being about the harsh effects of Vietnam on young Americans.
We suggest the GOP assign someone from its party to start reading album liner notes.
Per usual, we were reading some celeb stories recently and were struck not by the juicy content, but of the accompanying photos of the actors, all of whom are growing out their facial hair loud and proud. And we’re not even talking about the ever-popular hipster moustache. It seems like Hollywood is churning out its fair share of Grizzly Adamses, there is nary a Mach 3 among any of Tinseltown’s leading men these days. While some of them have grown out their stubble for roles, others just look like they opted for a summer shave-cation. All we have to say is what the hell happened to Brandon Walsh? [Photos: Getty Images]
Isn’t it always the way? Jamie-Lynn Spears announced her pregnancy at the age of 16 right when her mother Lynne announced she’d be authoring a book on parenting, and now Bristol Palin, daughter of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin announces her pregnancy at 17. Sorry mom and dad!
While that information seems like a blow to the reputation of the parents, it’s formed a bond between the girls, as Jamie-Lynn recently sent Bristol $60 worth of pink burp clothes from Beverly Hills boutique Petit Tresor. Along with the gift came a note reading, “Dear Bristol, Hang in there, xoxo, Jamie Lynn.”
Do we even know if Bristol is expecting a girl, or is Jamie-Lynn challenging conventional gender roles and giving the Republicans something to think about? Or maybe the boutique was just out of yellow … [Top photos: Getty Images; bottom photo: Splash News Online]
Before Demi Moore‘s star turn on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991 when she was seven months pregnant, and the phrase “celebrity baby bump” didn’t even exist. These days, the term seems to have magazines and websites devoted to it and we all know what to expect when the celebs are expecting. Jennifer Lopez, famous for her extreme particularity, is one-upping all those other moms. In a recent interview with Elle, the singer told the mag that she felt the urge to commission a book of photos of her pregnant self: “I was like, ‘How am I going to rock this moment of my life?’ … I felt very womanly. Marc was in a dream. He loved it.”
The book, shot by photographer Tony Duran, was a Valentine’s Day gift to husband Marc Anthony. Elle writer Peter Rubin describes it as “oversize, lushly shot, and frankly looks like the sexiest maternity catalog in existence: Jennifer in full makeup, hair done up, wearing long cashmere sweaters pulled up to expose her nigh-to-bursting belly.” Twins Max and Emme were born two weeks after the photo shoot, and in true Lopez fashion, they themselves are rumored never to have worn the same onesie twice. [Photo: WireImage]
Reps for David Spade confirmed that the SNL and Just Shoot Me actor is indeed the father of the baby girl born to Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace in August: “David and Jillian have been in close contact throughout her pregnancy and he plans to go see the baby during his first break from shooting Rules of Engagement.” Spade acknowledged that he could be the biological father to E! Online in January, saying “I had a brief relationship with Jillian Grace. If it is true that I am the father of her child, then I will accept responsibility.”
The blonde actor has a history with women, having dated Heather Locklear, Krista Allen and Julie Bowen before producing a mini Gap-Girl with Grace.
We always thought Blair Waldorf looked good in stripes – turns out she was born to wear them. Star reports that Leighton Meester‘s mother gave birth to the actress while serving time in a federal prison in Texas. You know she’d never get into Constance Billard with a record like that. Her mother had been in the clink for heading a drug-running ring and Leighton was raised by relatives before moving with her parents to Florida – though which relatives she was raised by is anyone’s guess, her father, grandfather and aunt all spent time in prison.
It seems like Leighton escaped her family’s reputation, but she still has secrets of her own. IMDB reports that the actress is … oh my God, wait for it … naturally blonde. Scandal!
Kevin Smith‘s newest movie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno has a controversial title, and we’ve come to expect films full of obscenity from the writer and director of such lines as “Try not to suck any dick on your way to the parking lot!” and inventor of the stinkpalm. But, just as our mother wouldn’t allow us to see Dirty Dancing because it “sounded” filthy, the MPAA has tried to stand in Smith’s way regarding the film’s rating (no NC-17 for this bad boy, Smith made an appeal for an R rating and won) and now they’ve blocked a poster for the film because they deemed it too vulgar.
In the ad, the stars of the film, Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks, appear to have some visitors, uh, down south. The MPAA must have some pretty dirty minds, it’s totally obvious that it’s just a couple of people helping tie Seth and Elizabeth’s shoes while kneeling in front of them. Said Smith about the ban on the ad: “When you’ve got the word ‘porno’ in the title, naturally, the marketing materials are gonna be scrutinized more closely by the MPAA. I understand they’ve got a job to do, but c’mon … this image isn’t that dirty; they’re both fully clad.” Sadly the ad, while available online, will only be used in the film’s marketing in Canada — apparently they’re mature enough to handle it. [Source: EW’s PopWatch Blog]