This clip warmed our heart so much it gave us heartburn. By now we’re sure you’ve already seen the video of two little British girls tearing into Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” If you haven’t, then your day is about to get exponentially better. Ellen DeGeneres invited 8 year-old Sophia and her 5-year old cousin Rosie onto her show yesterday, where she surprised the girls with a trip to the salon and a shopping spree. But in a bid to become our favorite person of all time, Ellen then brought out Nicki Minaj herself to greet the young Super (Bass) fans! “Within five seconds of seeing this video I was calling everyone,” Nicki told the girls. “I was also receiving a billion emails. Everyone was like, ‘You have to see this little girl.’”
The trio then performed the signature song, and despite the fact that they were performing next to their idol, the kids didn’t miss a dang beat! In fact, Nicki seemed the one most thrown off, especially when Sophia started rapping some of the more adult lyrics. Sadly, they didn’t follow it up with a version of the even-less-kid-friendly “Did It On ‘Em.” Although seriously impressed, Nicki urged the mini-hers to stay on top of their education before heading out on the pink road to stardom. “I just want you to stay in school. Music is beautiful but stay in school, ok. Put your books first and singing second.” Who would have thought that “Super Bass” could get so super cute? Check it out in the clip above!
Here’s what we think happened: Tori Spelling heard about the birth of Johnny Knoxville’s daughter last week, so not to be outdone she kicked her pregnancy into overdrive. That’s how it works, right? In any event, Tori and her husband Dean McDermott welcomed a new member to their family yesterday morning! “Our family’s so happy 2 announce [that on] 10/10/11 baby girl Hattie Margaret McDermott was born at 7:08am! Xoxo,” the new mother tweeted. She also attached a squee-inducing photo of the little bundle’s feet. The couple announced that they were “expecting” back in April, but vowed not to learn the gender of the baby until the big day. In addition to the newborn, the reality show stars have a 3-year old daughter Stella and a 4-year-old son Liam, as well as Dean’s teenage son Jack from a previous marriage. Congrats!
Earlier today we wrote about Dudley O’Shaughnessy being too busy to date Rihanna, the Sexiest Woman Alive. And right now we’d like to expand on the theme of D-list dudes dumping their lovely A-list ladies. Emma Watson’s former flame Francis Boulle has recently opened up about why their relationship never blossomed, and as you might have expected, it’s not her- it’s him. The two met at the Cartier polo party in 2008, but the thought of being outshone by the Harry Potter star didn’t sit well with Francis, who at that time was an aspiring actor.
“We had a bit of a thing a while back,” he explained to Heat Magazine, “but I have always been an ambitious person and I want to achieve my own notoriety for what I’ve done.” Well congrats Francis, because we think you just did. “I chose not to pursue it any longer because I didn’t want to be the boyfriend of some child actress.” And that’s why he decided to split with the beautiful, talented, rich and famous Ivy league student. At least you can never accuse him of being a star f–ker, right? Luckily good things have come to both since the split. Emma’s moved on to dating her Perks of Being A Wallflower costar Johnny Simmons, and Francis has moved on to doing reality TV, where everyone’s a star. Kinda like porn.
For your viewing pleasure, we’ve assembled some of Emma’s least child-actressy (read: HOT) looks in the gallery below. Enjoy!
So last week it sounded like Rihanna was hitting it off pretty well with British model/boxer Dudley O’Shaughnessy. Riri plucked the dude from relative obscurity to co-star in her upcoming “We Found Love” music video, and then the two were seen partying together in London all last week. But everyone knows that romance can be fleeting, and now Dud is kinda over the singer. In fact, he claims to be “too busy” to spend time with her. “We had fun together, but I don’t know whether I will see her again to be honest,” he told Britain’s Daily Mirror. “I’d like to go to America … but for work. My career is my biggest priority right now.”
This news comes on the heals of Rihanna being dubbed “The Sexiest Woman Alive” by that most prestigious of sources, Esquire. So let’s get this straight: It’s bad enough that you’re “too busy” to hang with this mega hot superstar who gave you the biggest career break ever by putting you in the video for her hit song. But now you’re also blowing off the SEXIEST WOMAN ALIVE? Dude … dude. Just … no. Dudley O’Shaughnessy, you’re doing it so very wrong. We’re shaking our head so hard that we now have whiplash.
Here’s the thing: We’re sure The Thing is a great movie and you should all totally go and see it and stuff, but Selena Gomez wore these sparkly hot pants to the premiere in Hollywood last night. Needless to say, that kind of diverted our attention a bit. The fact that she’s not even in the movie doesn’t make a single bit of difference. And the fact that we caught her in a rare Bieber-less moment ups our attraction to her even more. Check out the gallery below for more of the hotness. And don’t worry, we’ve got some pix of Marilyn Manson in there too, to keep at least a little of the creepy cred in there.
Can someone have a trademark on simply dressing in an increasingly insane manner? We guess it depends on who rocks the crazy the hardest. So there’s only one way to settle this: a wacky-fashion-off. Look out, ladies and gentlemen, it could get ugly … really ugly. These ladies don’t give a damn about wearing stripes with plaid, or raw meat with lace. Join us in the gallery below to see who emerges victorious in the battle of the craziest fashions!
As if the death of former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh wasn’t a big enough blow to our ’90s hearts, today we learned that TLC‘s T-Bozhas been struggling with a brain tumor. But thankfully, this story does have a happy ending. Although being very open about her decade-long struggle with sickle-cell anemia, the R&B singer appeared on CNN over the weekend to talk for the first time about her neurological health scare. ”I started having headaches. They were so frequent; something was wrong,” she told Dr. Sanjay Gupta. And then she got one of the scariest phone calls a person can get. “My doctor called but his voice sounded funny. And I said, ‘You’re going to say something like I have a brain tumor or something right?’ And he got quiet.”
Luckily the tumor proved to be operable, she is now cancer free. The surgery did leave T-Boz suffering from poor balance, but she’s currently in therapy and working on a new music video. Hopefully she’ll be getting back to those fly hip-hop moves soon! She also talked about her triumph over sickle cell anemia, which doctor’s said would end her life before 30. “Doctors, they didn’t give me a happy ending,” says the 39-year old. “‘You won’t live past 30, you’ll be disabled your whole life. You’ll never have kids.’ I was looking around the room like, ‘I don’t know who he’s talking to ’cause that’s not my story.” Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re gonna listen to “Creep” on repeat for the rest of the day. We suggest you do the same.
We’re wearing our sweaters and Buddy Holly glasses in mourning today as we report the news that former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh is has passed away at the age of 40. His body was found yesterday morning in a Chicago hotel room, and although no cause of death has been determined, police suspect it was a drug over dose. Making a tragic case even sadder, the musician publicly predicted his own death in a September 26th Twitter post. “Dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep),” he wrote. “Need to write my will today.” Then Welsh quickly added: “correction – the weekend after next.”
We hope you’re ready for a good old fashioned celebrity mom fight, folks. Because it’s Friday afternoon and that’s what you’re gonna get. Liv Tyler’s mom, former model and 70s heartthrob Bebe Buell, went on a major rant in Steppin’ Out magazine about what she sees as the parental failings of Lindsay Lohan’s mom, Dina. “Dina Lohan’s relationship with her daughter Lindsay disturbs me,” she said. “I don’t see a mother and a daughter there. What her mother has done with Lindsay is morally wrong and disgusting. She should back off.”
Buell knows a thing or two about tricky relations with her kids; for years she told daughter Liv that rocker Todd Rundgren was her father, in order to sheild her from the growing substance problems of her real dad, Steven Tyler. Clearly that’s a tough call, but Bebe feels like Lindsay would benefit from her hands-on style. “If Lindsay spent a year with me I could turn her around. I could have her winning her first Oscar in two years!” Her unorthodox technique? Kidnapping, mainly. ”If my baby girl got that screwed up I would NOT allow to make her own decisions. I would abduct my child and I would make sure that I didn’t leave her side until she didn’t have those problems anymore.” Err, we hate to side with the Lohan’s on anything, but we’re not totally sure if that’s how “problems” of any size get solved. Regardless, you might wanna change the locks, Lindsay.
Rihanna is not a fan of the single life. In fact, she recently told Vogue UK that it’s “a pain in the ass.” But luckily Ri Ri doesn’t seem to have that problem anymore, as it looks like she has a new man in her life: model and boxer Dudley O’Shaughnessy. He was reportedly “hand-picked” by Rihanna to appear in her upcoming video for “We Found Love,” and it must have been a pretty thorough screening process because the two have been seen partying around London until the break of dawn.
British newspaper The Daily Mail claims that Rihanna first got cuddly with Dudley on her vid shoot, where’s she sat in his lap and flashed her low-cut top. “Rihanna was making no secret that she fancied the pants off Dudley,” the paper reported. Not sure what she sees in him? Check out the gallery below. We’re sure you’ll think of something…