Well at least they had something to talk about backstage! Jennifer Lopez, Cee-Lo Green and Nicole Scherzinger may all star on competing reality TV singing competitions but their day-jobs as professional singers brought them to the Capitol Radio Summertime Ball in London this weekend, allowing us to judge their ability to judge. J. Lo’s snake-skin ensemble was certainly daring, with Scherzinger rocking similar, albeit black, thigh-high heels with a short skirt. While some will argue Cee-Lo was considerably less hot than the ladies, we’re getting warm just looking at that bulky coat. Who’s look do you like most? Check out the gallery below and answer our poll.
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Christina Fulton may blame Nicolas Cage for their son Weston’s meltdown, but the 20-year-old must not share the sentiment. TMZ says Weston won’t let his mother visit him in the hospital, claiming the pair (who hit red carpets together until about 2008) are estranged and that he’s furious Fulton talked to the media after his arrest.
Speaking of Weston’s arrest, it turns out he may have been upset about more than what his trainer would let him eat when he tried to roundhouse kick the man in LA last week. Kevin Villegas was reportedly sent by the elder Cage to find Weston after he went missing, and that Weston quickly grew violent once discovered. Nic told Kevin to call 911, which sparked the scuffle between the handled and his handler. Weston is reportedly considering pressing charges, though that would probably depend on whether he’s as mad at this father as he is at his mom.
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Let’s admit it: The Avengers has a lot to live up to. Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America and Thor—all characters who have earned their own movie—crammed into one summer blockbuster with a handful of other heroes, and directed by Buffy creator Joss Whedon, far better known for nuanced TV character work than special effects extravaganzas? If you thought this sounds less than certain to work, Robert Downey Jr. would have agreed with you. “I tend to look at a scene and say Ã¢â‚¬ËœThis is absolutely impossible, we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t shoot this, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s horrible.Ã‚Â I can tell you ten other movies its been in.Ã‚Â I refuse,’” said the actor behind Iron Man at the Hero Complex Film Festival this weekend. “I usually start off the morning by refusing to do what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve signed on to do.Ã‚Â So I brought that attitude, happily. Anyway, I just thought how are you going to put all us clowns together? HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wearing a suit.Ã‚Â HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all jacked up.Ã‚Â HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so and so.Ã‚Â And poor Mark Ruffalo, what he’s gonna out do us?”
That was the wind up…and here’s the serve. “WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re about six weeks in and I have to say Whedon is nailing it.Ã‚Â HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so smart and so good. Ã‚Â ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be great.Ã‚Â I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe I just said it, I never could’ve believed it but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gonna be great.” While his confidence should be taken with a grain of salt, it is a relief to hear the eternally frank RDJ going to bat for the project like this—even if he practically admits he did it for the money. Will Marvel’s gamble pay off? Only one year until we find out for ourselves!
Longtime E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons suffered a stroke at his home in Florida, according to Showbiz411. While there has been no official confirmation of his condition, the site said the 69-year-old is “seriously ill” and that Bruce Springsteen and his bandmates were told to visit him as soon as possible. Clemons has played with Springsteen’s band since 1972, quickly becoming well known to audiences as “The Big Man.” Though ill enough in recent years to require a wheelchair on stage, the saxophonist returned to the limelight in 2011 thanks to his multiple appearances on Lady Gaga‘s new album, Born This Way, even performing “Edge Of Glory” with the singer on last month’ American Idol finale.
See photos of Clarence in the gallery below.
And you thought Leonardo DiCaprio‘s post-Cannes vacation in Europe was long! Michelle Rodriguez was spotted out in the sun today, paddling on—and falling off—her board in Formentera, Spain. The Avatar star appears to have been partying across Europe for weeks, and far be it from us to hate on that, especially when it leads to priceless shots like these. See more in the gallery below.
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If you thought being Nic Cage‘s son must be hard, Christina Fulton agrees with you. Weston Cage, her son with the famous actor, remains hospitalized after attacking his personal trainer at a restaurant yesterday, and Fulton is lashing out at Nic to the press. “My son is in trouble, he’s in the hospital right now and he’s under some really good care so that makes me very happy,” she said “But I’m pretty pissed off because his father, um, he’s affected by his father and that’s why he’s in that hospital.” Nic was in the ambulance with his son at the scene, with Weston strapped to a gurney after police feared he was still unstable after the incident.
While Fulton hasn’t made any specific allegations yet, it won’t be hard for her to get sympathy, especially after Nic Cage’s arrest in New Orleans this April, following a series of bizarre public breakdowns culminating with Nic daring police to arrest him after he argued with his wife over which house they were staying in. So far the elder Cage has yet to comment on yesterday’s drama.
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Last night’s CMT Awards were a pretty loose, easygoing affair, a good thing considering how often non-country stars like Justin Bieber, Ludcaris and Sheryl Crow (who accidentally flashed her panties while singing with host Kid Rock) appeared on stage. Despite the interlopers, pop-country titans were able to maintain their authority, either by winning big awards (like Taylor Swift and the recently married Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton did) or by falling on their ass while walking to the camera, like Shania Twain did in the above clip.
Not only did Shania immediately laugh off the tumble, she posted a video about it only hours later! Check it out after the jump, and check out the pop-country fashion on hand in the gallery below.
Jon Cryer really must not read his show’s press. Despite Charlie Sheen‘s life-long history of drug abuse, whoring and violence—a history Two And A Half Men was partly based around—the guy’s old co-star swore to David Letterman he had no idea that Charlie was headed for a meltdown. “It’s as much a mystery to me as to everyone, I think,” he explained. “My favorite moment was I got a text from someone, saying, ‘Charlie Sheen just called Thomas Jefferson a —y.’ I said, ‘I think things are getting out of hand.’” And they weren’t when Charlie was 9/11 truthing and attacking his wife with a knife after a drug crazed night in Aspen? People should text Jon more often.
Despite Charlie slandering the author our nation’s constitution, Jon says he’s still got plenty of love for the guy. “I love him, he’s a great friend,” he said. “All of us, none of us wanted to continue with the show if we felt like it was hurting him, and there was a point at which, we felt like, there’s no control over him.” Maybe he’s just saying these things because he doesn’t want Charlie to hurt him.
Maybe it’s time for Scarlett Johansson to settle down with a nice agent. Though her relationship with Sean Penn, coming months after her divorce from Ryan Reynolds, has reportedly already come to an end, Us reports that she isn’t quite ready to lose another emotionally distant leading man. According to the mag, ScarJo was up in Penn’s business throughout last week’s Guy’s Choice Awards. “She pushed herself into his conversations,” said their source. “She sat down between him and Robert De Niro. Robert was like ‘What?’ and made a face.” Hey Scar, you probably haven’t even seen We’re No Angels, let alone starred in it! Let them reminisce!
As for that photo of Scarlett and Sean taken at the event, that was also apparently her idea. “A photographer asked for a shot,” said the snoop. “Before Sean could say no, she said yes.” Considering the fact that they never posed when they were an item, we’re kind of inclined to believe this one. Twentysomething recent divorcee clinging to 50-year-old recent divorcee who famously cheated on his long-suffering wife? Is it really that hard for ScarJo to find someone who wants to be seen with her?
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If you can afford a $1.7 million Bugatti, you should be able to afford a designated driver. TMZ reports that Flo Rida was pulled over in his pricey ride for reckless driving at 3:30am last night in Miami Beach, and picked up for suspicion of DUI after failing a field sobriety test and stinking of the sauce. The sits also says he’s still in booking, and that his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. AllHopHop also claims Flo was driving with a suspended license. If this didn’t already sound like some Hangover II-style adventure (he did rap over the credits), Flo Rida is currently scheduled to perform in Bangkok this weekend, though it’s unclear whether he’ll still be able to make the engagement.
Check out a shot of Flo and his ride taken last week in the gallery below.
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