The organizers were trying to keep things tight at the Hot 97 Summer Jams concert at the New Meadowlands Stadium. They had a master plan to keep the show running on time. If any performer went over their allotted time limit… they’d simply turn off their microphones. Gucci Mane and Funk Master Flex both got switched off, and had to leave the stage. But Ludacris wasn’t having any of it.
They switched off his mic, but Luda kept on rapping regardless. A fan who was at the concert said, “He kept rapping a cappella when they cut off his juice. Finally, they decided to turn it back on. There really wasn’t any other choice, because he wasn’t getting off the stage.” Better luck next time mic-cutter peeps.
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Sandra Bullock has signed on to star in her first feature film after the whole mess with her marriage to Jesse James. And apparently, Sandy’s new movie Most Wanted has her teaming up with her Proposal co-star Ryan Reynolds. They’re just keeping it in the family – the flick’s written by another Proposal team player, Pete Chiarelli.
The story sounds like quite the caper. Bullock plays a criminal suspect who is forced to go on the run with her FBI agent escort (Reynolds) when they’re ambushed on their way to the courthouse. Looks like Sandy changed her mind about quitting acting. We’d definitely give any movie she’s in a watch, especially if it has Yummy Reynolds in it too.
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Naomi Campbell‘s track record doesn’t really hold her in good standing. She’s accused of ‘channeling her rage’, to put it politely, on to anyone who dares cross her. This includes Naomi’s two assistants and a housekeeper, the paps, her driver, and television reporters. Throw in some dubious biz involving Naomi and a blood diamond and we’ve got it almost covered. Because with the supermodel, the hits keep coming.
This latest brouhaha doesn’t deal with Campbell beating down on someone. It’s to do with her other alter ego – that are-you-kidding-me diva. The one that has her in all those crazy feuds with models. The ego that rivals the size of that blood diamond that’s getting her into trouble. Miz Naomi refused to walk up a set of stairs, hence she canned an appearance that was necessary to promote her perfume line. In a filed affidavit, her former agent Carole White said the supermodel swanned out of a televised awards show in Australia after finding out the elevator was broken and she’d have to walk up two flights of steps. White stated, “Her failure to show was not only embarrassing, but caused friction with [the] Wella [perfume] people in Australia.”
It get’s worse…White’s co-director at the Moodform Mission, Chris Owen, said Campbell was a nightmare traveling companion on the promo- tour. Not only was she constantly late for meetings, but she once tried to attack him with a bottle. BTW, Moodform is that company that’s suing Campbell for backing out of their 12-year-old perfume deal.
But if Naomi’s going down, she’s going down swinging. In court documents Campbell has said that she treated White like ”a surrogate mother,” and that she’d sign whatever White put in front of her without reading it. Apparently that’s how she got stuck with a deal that she didn’t have information about. So now, she’s counter-suing, saying that Moodform got money it wasn’t entitled to, and that White concealed her role in the company. Her spokeswoman has said, “Ms. Campbell is shocked and outraged by the false allegations made by her former agent and cohorts . . . who have made a fortune off of her.”
White’s lawyer, Daniel Bright, has asked the judge to throw the case out. In response, he’s written, “The human element that brings the parties before the court is clear: greed, ingratitude and a grotesque sense of entitlement on the part of Campbell that, in her mind, justifies her doing anything she wants to do, including stealing her business partners’ money and then lying about what happened.” However this goes down, we’re going to tell Naomi what we always tell her… don’t hit anybody.
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VH1′ Hip Honors: The Dirty South premieres tonight at 9PM ET, and every sneak peak we’ve seen has made us dance awkwardly in our desk chair with glee. So what if we have no rhythm, we can’t help ourselves. Luckily Pitbull (yes, he knows we want him), Asher Roth, Missy Elliott, T-Pain, Jermaine Dupri, and all the other stars in attendance will have idea just how much dorkiness they inspire in us.
Tune in tonight and talk to us on Twitter (@thefablife) about the show with the hash tag #hiphophonors, natch.
Amber Rose swooped down to Katsuya in LA this weekend, wearing an all-black ensemble complete with sunglasses at night and fringe wings off her shoulder pads. Nothing special, no big deal, just another night at the club looking like a futuristic fembot. We almost wish Kanye cheated on her with Kim Kardashian, just so she’d have to find a fellow paparazzi addict who has more time to play dress up with her—hmmm, maybe she should hook up with Kim. See more photos of Amber in the gallery below and our list of Amber Rose’s Top 30 Hottest Outfits Ever.
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More than fifteen years after her rage at an ex made her a superstar, Alanis Morissette has finally found a man who will commit. The singer confirmed to People that she married rapper Souleye last month in their LA home, right before her 36th birthday. It’s Alanis’ first marriage, though she was engaged to Ryan Reynolds from June 2004 to February 2007, which is several years longer than the ten months or so she’s been dating this new guy! (To be fair, Reynolds got hitched to Scarlett Johansson after a far shorter time than he was with Alanis too).
Other Alanis exes include Ryan Adams and Dave Coulier, frequently credited with inspiring the legendary “You Oughta Know” (breaking up with Reynolds inspired her last album, Flavors Of Entanglement). Is the world ready for a happily married Alanis? We’re guessing he’s in it for the long haul, too. How many rappers would put her on the top of their Myspace friends list? A favor she needs to get around to returning, FYI.
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Impressed with how Lindsay Lohan hid her SCRAM bracelet at the MTV Movie Awards? That’s nothing! This girl can keep an alcohol monitor off camera on a lingerie shoot! Granted, it requires some giant footwear. But LiLo was pulling it off in Malibu this weekend, flaunting undies, massive boots and a bow and arrow.
“Nice days work from 9am-7pm shooting German Vogue with Ellen Von Unwerth ahhhhh tired,” she tweeted. Since she probably didn’t pose as a porny Pocahontas for the entire day, it shouldn’t be long before we get to see the other outfits she sported. Get a closer look at our clean queen in the gallery below.
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Christie Brinkley may say she had “tough love” for Alexa Ray Joel after her heartbreak-driven Aspirin overdose last year, but it doesn’t sound like she was too hard on her daughter with ex-husband Billy Joel. “Your job as a parent is to listen. And to dole out as much love as you can. That includes tough love,” she told People. “I told Alexa, ‘You got yourself worked into such a tizzy. You need to examine that, you need to seek professional advice.’” Aw man, here we got excited for some kind of extreme denial, and it turns out Christie just told her to see a shrink about her “tizzies.” Wouldn’t “tough love” have been not letting Alexa Ray do that goofy Prell ad? Oh right, fellow Prell spokesperson Christie had nothing to do with that happening! How did we forget?
Then again, it’s not like overdose on mild pain relievers suggests the need for anything more extreme than therapy. “She tried to do something dramatic to prove to her boyfriend how much he hurt her,” Brinkley said, claiming the flamboyant gesture wasn’t really a suicide attempt. “I think many people can relate to that excruciating pain of love gone wrong. I’d rather have a broken arm than a broken heart.”
We can’t blame her—helicopter crash magazine stories are certainly less embarrassing than “my husband loves teenage girls” magazine stories. See photos of Christie and Alexa Ray in the gallery below.
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In case you missed it, the 2010 MTV Movie Awards went down last night. After a bunch of F-bombs were dropped and some interesting fashion choices were displayed, we walked away from the event feeling pretty sure about a few things: we’re convinced Robert Pattinson (photos) and Kristen Stewart (photos) are totally a couple (check out 80 Robsten photos worth of proof), Tom Cruise is only tolerable as Les Grossman and Jesse James is weeping Vanilla Gorilla tears after Sandra Bullock made all of our jaws drop with her charming speech, gorgeous dress and steamy kiss with Scarlett Johansson.
Yes, Sandra and Scarlett swapped spit onstage, but that’s not the first time Sandra has shared the stage and her lips with another beautiful actress. Earlier this year, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep kissed in an unforgettable moment at the 2010 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. We want to know which kiss you think was hotter! Sandra and Scarlett’s sensual peck or Sandra and Meryl’s open mouthed kiss?
Watch Sandra and Meryl’s surprise smooch from the CCMAs now.