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Ice Cube Is For The Children

Ever wonder why Ice Cube, once AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, has been getting hit in the nuts by children in movies like Are We Done Yet? and The Longshots? “Being in the industry for over twenty years, I’ve realized that my true fan base has kids – just like me. I needed to make a connection to the next generation and hopefully keep some continuity in these households and sustain my career.” Career-sustaining? Maybe. But judging from recent lyrics, there doesn’t appear to be much in the way of “continuity” between his movies and music. Uncle Cube might urge Keke Palmer to believe in herself when The Longshots comes out Friday, but on wax it’s still about “I know you full of liquor, put it on my zipper.”

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Avril Lavigne May Be Too Sexy For Malaysia

Will Avril Lavigne get to sex up Malaysia? On Thursday concert organizers will meet with ministry officials, who decided the planned date for her performance (August 29th) was too close the country’s independence day. Earlier, politicians complained that Lavigne’s act was “too sexy,” what with all the bare armpits and hopping.  Artists like Beyonce and Christina Aguilera have avoided Malaysia on recent Asian tours, possibly due to fines the Pussycat Dolls had to pay after breaking decency codes (Gwen Stefani was also forced to wear less revealing clothing). The Pussycat Dolls are one thing, but Avril Lavigne? Are they worried the kids will get into eyeliner? [Malaysia Star]

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Founding Member Of Dave Matthews Band Dies

LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, died yesterday at a hospital in Hollywood from sudden complications stemming from his June ATV accident on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia. The 46-year-old sax blower suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs. Moore had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program. The talented musician will be missed.

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Muxtape’s In That Big Tape Deck In The Sky (For Now)

If there’s one thing we’ve always known to be true (and that was completely reinforced by Nick Hornby and John Cusack in HighFidelity), it’s that there is an art to the mix tape.

This is why we were so excited to discover Muxtape this year. Users could stream compilations of MP3s and create their own 2000′s version of the mix tape — granted, the thrill of creating the mix tape cover and scrawling out song titles still eluded us, but it was something.

Today, Muxtape is “unavailable for a brief period while we sort out a problem with the RIAA.” Eek! Let’s hope the RIAA is kind. If the site really does go belly-up, rest assured we’ll find a way to compile “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” with “Miss You Much”… somehow.

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Rihanna And Chris Brown: Cutest Couple In The World?

Or should we say the hottest? Scandalist brings you yet another round of photos from Chris Brown and Rihanna vacationing in Barbados, where the “non-couple” swam in crystal blue water, cruised on Jet Skis, frolicked on rafts, and rode banana boats with unidentified friends. Oh, did we mention that Rihanna looked bangin’ in her bikini the whole time? Enjoy these summertime pics while you can: We have a feeling the R&B stars have dried off and are heading back to the States to pick up some Moonmen at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 7. Rihanna has been nominated for Best Female Video (Take A Bow) and Chris has been nominated for Best Male Video (With You) and Video of the Year (Forever). [Photos: Splash News Online]

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Even Waxed, Nick Jonas Gets The Girls

Despite the fact that the Jonas Brothers generate a lot of heat just being themselves, when they showed up yesterday to unveil their newly-sculpted wax alter egos at Madame Tussauds in Washington D.C., the only things melting were the fans. The figures were created to coincide with the release of the trio’s new album, Burnin’ Up and the fans showed up in droves to hug, cry on and flip out over them. In the gallery below, Nick Jonas gets all the love, while Joe Jonas poses politely and silently chastises his wax self for over-conditioning. [Photo: Getty Images]

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Gossip Break: Heidi’s Hollering Hurts Our Heart

Heidi Montag has released yet another song. We apologize in advance to your ears and your soul.  [DListed]

Tori Spelling‘s boob job makes us ill.  [Seriously? OMG]

Remember the best Intervention episode ever – the one with Allison the keyboard cleaner huffer – with these video homages.  [BWE.tv]

Holy crap – the Jonas Brothersnew Texas mansion looks like something out a video game. It’s also big enough to house 23483958594069293095034 pairs of skinny jeans.  [CelebSlam]

Jen Aniston‘s friends defend her against Big Mouth Mayer.  [I'mNotObsessed]

Matthew McConaughey is obsessed with taking care of his son, but his baby-mamma wants to hire a nanny. Oh, the struggles of the very rich.  [ICYDK]

The Olympics may be G-rated, but the athletes are not. Check out this Swedish crossbow star Sara Boberg – totally naked. NSFW, ya know.  [WWTDD]

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Amy Winehouse: Haunting The Dreams Of Brits Everywhere

Amy WInehouse is currently performing at the V Festival in the UK, and spent the first getting booed by the very wise fans. On day two Amy ranted at the audience, “You’re a really nuts crowd,” she slurred. “I’m not on drugs, honest. So boo you guys for yesterday.”

That wasn’t the only instance of Brits exhibiting brilliance when it comes to Wino. Metro reports today that in a recent survey of 3,500 UK peeps asking what famous people have popped up in their nightmares, Amy Winehouse came out on top! Check out the pics below of Amy at her most monstrous – is there any question as to why she scored top prize?

[Photos: Getty Images]

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Lindsay’s Secret Lesbian Life Led Her To Snort Coke

Courtenay Semel is clearly not satisfied with all the press she’s getting these days from tapping Tila Tequila, so she’s now speaking to the respectable British tabloid News of the World about the good ol’ days when she and Lindsay Lohan were an item. Semel said of their torrid affair, “At the time she was terrified her career would be over if she revealed her sexual tendencies. But then Samantha came on to the scene and I was dropped.”

Courtenay then goes into great detail about the lesbian life of Lindsay. Her accusations?

  • Lindsay nailed a bunch of dudes to suppress her urges with women and give off the impression that she was straight (and also slutty).
  • Got hooked on drugs as a way of escaping her “double life.”
  • The starlet was doing it with Courtenay and Sam at the same time.
  • A friend of Court’s said the two would “do lines of cocaine in the toilets then head home and fall into bed together,” and that the actress found Samantha to be a stable influence in her life, supposedly calling her “the father I never had.”

Which means that now, Lindsay is boning her “dad.” [News of the World]

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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Hanson – Who Knew They’d Be So Fertile?

Eleven years ago, Hanson‘s “MMMBop” was inescapable. It was a catchy pop tune with a low-budget, green-screeny video, but what was more intriguing was the age of the band members. Zac, the youngest Hanson was all of 11, Taylor, the pretty, middle one, 14, and 17-year-old Isaac was positively ancient but necessary to round out the band. So now let’s discuss the fact that the three brothers have produced a total of six kids — and Taylor, now a ripe old 25, is expecting another (his fourth). If you were going to go for the easy joke, you’d maybe talk about how that’s a lot of Mmmbopping. He’s still pretty, after all. But that’s just so obvious. [Photo: FilmMagic]