POLL: Hip-Hop’s Status Symbols Got Jacked


bling.jpgNot since the untimely deaths of Biggie and Tupac has the hip-hop world been so swiftly dealt two consecutive blows as crushing as yesterday’s news that Jay-Z is boycotting Cristal Champagne (whose highfalutin executives have grown increasingly uncomfortable with rappers associating themselves with their product), and that bling baron Jacob the Jeweler, apparently dealing more than just diamonds, got busted on drug charges and might not be making any more iced-out gold ropes for a very long time. So, in less than 24 hours, two of the primarly foundations upon which the entire hip-hop empire has been built have been ripped out from under it. Without the luxurious refreshment of Cristal, or shiny diamond-encrusted golden goblets from which to drink it, what accoutrements of success can young rapper aspire towards anymore? I did a little brainstorming and came up with a list of suggested wealth-affirming baubles that might serve as acceptable replacements for the bubbly and the bling that will now be conspicuously missing between the death threats and sexual boasting in all your favorite rap songs. Take our poll and decide which of these items YOU’D like to hear about in every hip-hop track for the next 10 years!

PROPPED: Superhero Top Guns


This is the definition of “too funny.” The classic Top Gun volleyball scene re-enacted by comic book superheroes. That’s good. What makes it better is that Tom Cruise’s Maverick is played by Northstar, one of the first openly-gay comic book characters ever. Thank you, You Can Take The Boy Out Of Brooklyn for dropping this. Thank you.

Got something of your own you want us to see? Drop it now!

Now that Brandon’s in on the Joke, It’s Over


davis.jpgYou know a joke is over when some one makes a t-shirt out of it. But it’s really over when the person who the joke’s about makes a t-shirt out of it. And it’s totally dead and buried when the word “team” is associated with the joke at all. Case in point: this picture of Brandon Davis wearing a Team Firecrotch t-shirt yesterday. Sure when he coined the term firecrotch on a video-taped Lohan rant about a month ago, it was a laugh riot and we’ll admit we even considered a few quick t-shirt ideas involving in the phrase. But some one beat us too the punch, and we’re glad he did. Because by the time this shirt was designed, silkscreened and shipped back to Davis(as per his order), he might as well have been wearing a shirt that said “I’m Rick James, Bitch.” So it looks like Brandon’s officially marked the end of the joke by wearing this shirt. Yup V-neck T’s aren’t funny anymore, they’re back to simply being unflattering. (via ONTD)

BWE: Celebrity Father’s Day Card #3


Sometimes, you forget to thank your father for the simplest of things… which is why the newest card in our Celebrity Father’s Day Card series is perfect for just about everybody. All 3 are below, so click on your favorite, save it to your computer, and send it to your dad before you forget. Because you know you’re going to forget.
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It’s June 16th; What’s up?


bauer.jpgI know the season just ended, and I know that part of the fun of it is not knowing what happens, but that’s not going to stop me. Tonight, Fox begins re-running the last season of 24 to keep fans placated over the summer. It’s going to work for me.

Speaking of shows coming back for more, Celebrity DeathMatch returns tonight… for some reason. Did people actually miss it or something? Hmm, strange. Treasure Hunters starts up on Sunday, there’s a new episode of The Henry Rollins Show on Saturday, and if you have a penchant for bad TV movies, set your TIVO for Blackbeard NOW. So what are YOU watching this weekend? Vote now!

SIZZLER: Kevin’s New Career


britney.jpgAfter last night’s heartbreaking interview with Britney Spears, I’ve changed my tune and now I’m rooting for the Federlines. So naturally, I was thrilled to see that Kevin’s making great strides in his career. Page Six reported today that he’s going to be the spokesman for Blue Marlin Clothing Line, a sporty designer label that customizes shirts, hats and sweatshirts with the names of different geographical locations. And even though he’s going to be raking in the dough, the ambitious Federline is not stopping there.

He also is gunning to star in an 8 mile style biopic about his life. Word is the movie would follow Kevin’s meteoric rise from a talented yet troubled ghetto hustler to spokesman for Blue Marlin Clothing Line, a sporty designer label that customizes shirts, hats and sweatshirts with the names of different geographical locations.

WINNER: Angelina By A Nose Baby


Aniston vs. Angelina– the battle never ends.

By sheer coincidence, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie tied for 35th place on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 Power List. I mean, seriously, what are the odds? Luckily, one of my favorite must-visit-several-times-a-day sites, Blog NYC, put together an incredibly detailed, intricate checklist to see who’s actually winning the game of life.

You can’t argue that, people. It’s science.

BWE: Celebrity Father’s Day Card #2


bwe card 2.JPGDon’t forget, Father’s Day is on Sunday. We here at BWE wanted to lend a hand, so we designed a few celebrity Father’s Day cards for you to send to your dad on the big day. Here’s the latest– an adorable card designed exclusively for Daddy’s Little Girl(s). Click on the thumbnail to the left, save it to your desktop, then send it to Dad. Click here for Yesterday’s Card. We’ll have a few more by the end of the day, so make sure you check back here later!

While You Were Browsing for Father’s Day Presents



  • Family urges Brandon Davis to enter rehab. But *sshole addiction is the hardest to break.
  • Vince Vaughn’s mother is a victim of a scam.Believed that Jen and Vince were just really good friends.
  • Tom and Katie want a second child.Well Tom does, Katie’s just under contract.
  • Flava Flav’s former lover Hoopz arrested for assaulting a cop. Cop curiously named New York.
  • Meet Rach Weisz’s new baby. NotShiloh Henry Aronofsky.
  • Carnie Wilson reportedly had plastic surgery on her hoo-ha. But to her it was just a one night stand.

Best Night Ever: Thursday, June 15th


It’s Best Night Ever for Thursday, June 15th! Shea Hess is here to walk you through the best of Thursday night tv, including Gameshow Marathon, So You Think You Can Dance?, and Dateline NBC: Britney Spears!