Ken Ober Has, In Fact, Died At 52


Ken OberAfter a long day of Ken Ober death rumors, followed by rumors that the death rumors were just rumors, and finally confirmation that the initial rumors were actually true and not just rumors, it’s official:

Longtime MTV “Remote Control” host Ken Ober has passed away at the age of 52, the comedian’s representative confirmed to MTV News. The cause of his death was not available at press time.

Starting in 1987, Ober hosted five seasons of “Remote Control,” which, along with “Club MTV” and “The Week In Rock,” was MTV’s first foray into series television…

After “Remote Control,” Ober went on to host other game shows, like “Smush” and “Make Me Laugh.” In the years since, Ober worked as a supervising producer on “Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn,” a consulting producer on “Old Christine” and a writer and producer on “Mencia.”

With no disrespect to Ober, today was a bizarre reminder about the internet news cycle when it comes to semi-obscure celebrity deaths; the internet has almost put itself in a “Boy Who Cried Wolf” situation, where we’re so used to tuning out death rumors about 80s celebrities because they’re always later revealed to be hoaxes, that no one actually believed all the news, Tweets, and Facebook postings about Ober’s actual death today until it was later re-confirmed. Weird.

If Jaleel White ever dies, then hoo-boy, it’s gonna take a week for anyone on the internet to start believing that…

Adam Lambert Is Curious About Bedding Women

by (@katespencer)


Yes, we know Adam Lambert is gay and no, that doesn’t make us want him any less. Who says a girl can’t dream about getting it on with gay dudes (Nate Berkus, we haven’t given up on you)? And now it looks like our dream is one small step closer to become a reality. The “American Idol” winner tells Out, “I will make out with a girl at a bar. I mean, after a couple of drinks.” Squeee! Shots on us, Adam!

Yes, Glambert tells the mag that while he’s a 100% gay, he’s still a little intrigued by the idea of touching lady parts. “That’s why I say I’m curious,” he says. “There are gay guys that gag and go ‘eww’ at the thought of having sex with a girl. I’m curious about it, because I’ve never done it.” He adds, “The point of the matter is that I would not rule it out. The idea is intriguing.”

But never fear, ladies who want to be Adam’s first (and only). He’s not totally inexperienced – he once performed oral sex on a girl when he was 18 and drunk. Now all that’s left to do is somehow be in the right place at the right time with the right amount of booze and… [Photo: GettyImages]

10 Signs You Have a Lady Gaga Cover Song on Youtube


The internet is a fantastic medium with which to get your talent into the homes of millions. For some, that talent happens to be singing Lady Gaga songs. But not everyone is born with such unlimited gift and potential. So just who are these people cloggin’ up the Youtubes with their sometimes fabulous to sometimes melon-scooping-your-ear-drums-out terrible singers? We’ve spent hours watching every single Lady Gaga cover on the net, and have grouped these fine folk into a series of 10 categories. If you find yourselves exhibiting any of the below signs, chances are you too have a Lady Gaga cover floating around out there, whether or not you know about it.

Here are 10 Signs You Have a Lady Gaga Cover Song on Youtube:

10. You Are a Kick Ass Children’s Choir We’re suckers for children’s choirs sangin’ just about anything.

9. You Own a Lego Vest. Chances are, the only people that own one of these things is Lady Gaga and this guy.

8. You Own a Bump-It And/Or Have Questionable Highlights What is it about girls with Bump-Its and/or chunky highlights loving the sound of their own voice? Has the bleach seeped in? Have the bump-its somehow pressed to hard on the back of the brain? Whatever it is, if you yourself are in favor of either of these hairstyles, you can be sure you, too, have a Lady Gaga cover song on Youtube.

(The videos continue ahead! #1 should be more than worth your while.)

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Miss Cali Looking For Carrie Prejean Double?


Carrie Prejean

We know beauty pageant contestants can be catty, but we didn’t realize the same goes for the pageants. The folks at Miss California have been sniping at Carrie Prejean ever since she blamed her stance on gay marriage for her dethroning, but we thought it’d be over after she settled her suit and word of her sex tape (sorry, sex tapes!) leaked to the public. But beauty and mercy just don’t mix.

According to TMZ, the producers of the Miss Cali pageant—already this weekend!—are looking for a look-a-like to play Prejean for what will undoubtedly be a less-than-respectful skit. Think they’ll go for the obvious Carrie reference and douse her with pig’s blood? If they find someone worthy of the role (supposedly no one had “nailed it” yet), we’re sure the footage will get out.

[Photo: Getty Images]

Related Content: Carrie Prejean—Eight (Sex Tapes) Is Enough!

OPEN THREAD: Is “Unfriend” The True Word Of The Year 2009?


Unfriend Word Of The YearThe New Oxford American Dictionary has officially revealed its Word of the Year for 2009:

Without further ado, the 2009 Word of the Year is: unfriend.

unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook.

As in, “I decided to unfriend my roommate on Facebook after we had a fight.”

The announcement also includes some runners up, including “birther,” “freemium,” “netbook,” “intexticated,” and “teabagger” (the political one).

I’d also like to add to the list the following suggestions:








Anything involving any of the letters in the word “Twitter”


Your pick for word of the year? Leave ‘em in the comments.

Spencer Pratt Furious After Today Cancels Interview


spencer & heidi pratt

Folks aching for round two of Al Roker‘s “verbal assault” on Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt (surely the Frost/Nixon of our time) were let down after Today announced the pair’s scheduled interview had been bumped off this morning’s program. “Due to a change in the show’s schedule, we had to cancel the interview with Spencer and Heidi Pratt,” said a show rep. Judging from his Twitter, no one was more upset than Spencer.

WEATHERMAN I thought you were out of town today getting your stomache stapled again?/ you look very sick? Do you always look like your about to die? How old are you 97? You should retire asap- No one would even know?/ I heard you snitched on your own kids at school! I bet your kids HATE you!! I would if my own dad came to my school and snitched me/ is it true you have been married 6 times? I’m sure all your wives left you when they realized you were abusive to women! Sicko!

Roker has yet to acknowledge Spencer’s barrage on his own Twitter—a wise move, considering the Hills star might be rabid. Montag herself has focused on posting Twitpics from the AP offices in NYC, where the pair announced they’re seeking their own reality show. “[On The Hills], you don’t get to see our everyday lives and what we do,” said Heidi. What, you mean sleep, crap and pose for photographers? Can’t hardly wait!

[Photo: Getty Images]

Gossip Break: Does RPattz Have Junk In His Trunk?

by (@katespencer)


  • Wait a second – does Robert Pattinson have a big ass? Here’s one theory on his butt issues. [LaineyGossip]
  • Gerard Butler in a kilt just oozes Scottish sex appeal. [DListed]
  • Jennifer Aniston‘s bikini body – still bangin’. [PopEater]
  • Oooh, and what’s this? Britney Spears is also runnin’ around in a bathing suit. [PITNB]
  • Can’t wait for New Moon? Why not buy something Twilight-y to tie you over! [Buzzfeed]
  • Adam Sandler has finally started making movies for your parents. [BWE]

[Photo: GettyImages]