All She Needs is this Keyboard, and This Tabla


richie.JPGBreaking up is hard to do. Now that DJ AM and Lindsay Lohan, are spinning sweet music together, Nicole Richie is totally coming undone. These pictures taken yesterday outside of an Indian grocery store are baffling gossips who can’t figure out if she’s planning something for her reported album or for another season of The Simple Life. But we’ve seen this before, when Steve Martin hit rock bottom in The Jerk, only all he needed was a thermos and some matches, not a trunk full of world music instruments. (via ONTD)

UPDATE: Spin has a sample of Nicole Richie’s new song Dandelion, a cover of an LFO song. Based on this brief clip we can easily say she’s just as good a singer as she is a writer.

LISTEN UP: BWE’s Daily Dose of the Best Music Ever



  • Do you know what you need today? You need 19 versions of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” MOKB is here to provide.
  • Looking at Them has a nice mix that includes Stephen Malkmus, X, Beck, Neko Case and so much more. Look at them, then download.
  • Warning: The last three posts on Kwaya Na Kisser have included a ton of tracks by The Cure, The Clash and Morrissey. You may have to update your bookmarks pronto.
  • Okay, it’s time to mix things up a bit. Head over to Polloxniner for tracks by Ghostface Killah and Pharrell featuring Kanye West.
  • And finally, in honor of Axl Rose’s return, The Good, The Bad and the Unknown has a couple of Axl solo tracks including his duet on “Free Fallin'” with Tom Petty. Have a great weekend.

9/11: So Hot Right Now


Defamer points us to an interesting side-note from the World Trade Center trailer released earlier this week. As if having Nicholas Cage play an “action star cop” as directed by the guy who did Natural Born Killers, in a movie about the single most affecting tragedy to befall America in the last 50 years wasn’t bad enough, the film’s executives at Paramount found it necessary to prominently display a billboard for their movie Zoolander in the trailer. However, I guess it’s true that no image could encapsulate what we were all feeling that day as much as Ben Stiller giving us the “Blue Steel” pose directly below a building upon which a plane has cast its very ominous shadow.

Baby Brangelina’s Horoscope


baby brangelina's horoscopeIf baby Brangelina is born today, the mystics at the New York Post are on to something. Check out the horoscope they published today for people with a May 19th birthday:

Mercury, planet of the mind, moves into the money sector of your chart on your birthday this year, so use your brain power and make your talents pay. But don’t think you have to follow the same path to fame and fortune that others have taken before you. Think of new ways to cash in, ways that will get you noticed, and rewarded.

Like being born.

Brandon’s Sleaziness Spreads Like Wildfire(crotch)


joefrancis.jpgIn what might be the rusty nail in Brandon Davis‘ coffin of sleaziness, his filthy sermon on Lindsay Lohan’s genitalia has actually inspired moral outrage from the likes of Howard Stern and now even Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis has stopped screaming “show me your tits!” long enough to weigh in how unclassy Davis is. I’m sorry, but when a masturbation-obsessed shock jock and a man who’s made millions convincing drunken sorority girls to jiggle their boobs around on video come out and call you a sleazebag, it’s time to do some serious soul-searching. That level of sleaziness is utterly unfathomable. With less than two minutes, a handful of paparazzi, and a bloodstream full of vodka-Red Bulls, Brandon Davis has managed to make Larry Flynt look like Jerry Falwell.

SUPER SIZZLER: Angelina’s In Labor, People!!!


ang_face_001.jpgAngelina Jolie reportedly went into labor possibly 13 hours ago, or possibly not yet. But according to Extra’s Mark McGrath, who we trust unequivocally with all matters of maternity, she will be going into labor in the next 48 hours starting yesterday. Confused? Look, baby Brangelina is on its way. We don’t know when exactly, but we do know that US Weekly has installed a camera in Angelina’s Suez Canal, in exchange for $5 million. So crack out your cuban cigars, and scream push. Yup, with this one you can make as make noise as you like.

Paul Scheer, & His Attempt To Save Marissa


marissa.gifAre you already missing Marissa Cooper? Of course you are.

A couple of days ago Paul Scheer sent a plea out to OC creator Josh Schwartz to let Marissa live. Sadly, it fell on deaf ears.

After reading Paul’s recap of what the poor girl has gone through in the past year, I have to admit that it’s sad seeing her go so tragically. I mean, a car crash, a fiery explosion, the song “Hallelujah” for the thousandth time… Marissa deserved better. Don’t you think?

BWE: Dare To Air Promos


When we asked some filmmakers to make promos for Best Week Ever and told them that nothing was off limits, we got some interesting results. This one is one of my favorites. Watch Best Weed Ever now.

SIZZLER: Mischa Barton Spoils OC


oc.jpg Fans are outraged that Mischa Barton spoiled the ending of the season finale of the OC. While many are upset that Barton let on that she was going to die before the show aired in an Access Hollywood interview, that’s not why she really spoiled the ending.

Everything was going so well: they graduated, Summer and Cohen were staying together no matter what, the guy who looks disproportionately older than the other cast-members reunited with his mom long enough to get a car. And none of the parents were breaking wine glasses in an alcoholic, sudo-sexual rage. On top of everything, there was a big pool party with chicken fights!! Things were finally perfect on a series riddled with tragedy thick enough to institutionalize all of it’s characters. So why did Mischa have to ruin it by dying in a car crash? Can’t they just have one episode where everything is pleasant? Please, for the sake of Benjamin McKenzie’s the old guy’s heart.