Oh na na, indeed! Sexiness, thy name is Rihanna. The singer celebrated at the Kadooment Day Parade in her native Barbados today, dancing with pals in the world’s sexiest sparkly bikini get-up. According to the site FunBarbados.com, Kadooment is a carnival (with no religious connections) and street celebration complete with deejays and live music. Can we go next year?
If you follow Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill‘s twitter account then you’ve already been privy to damning tweets that read, “Dallas, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. No words.” And, another one that was more explanatory — “I love our fans so much. I know you guys aren’t stupid. I can’t lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.” These were written right after King of Leon lead singerCaleb Followill bailed on their Dallas show.
Apparently the heat got to Caleb, who left the stage saying, “I’m going to go backstage for a second, I’m going to vomit, I’m going to drink a beer and I’m going to come back out and play three more songs,” but never came back. Unsurprisingly, the audience met didn’t meet this announcement with joy at all and Jared took the microphone amidst their boos to say, “IÃ‚Â know you guys f—ing hate us. It’s really not our fault. We will be back as soon as possible. F—ing hate Caleb, not us.” Unfortunately, they went on the cancel the next gig, which was in Houston, right after.
Whatever their problems are — and they seem to be plenty as there have been numerous accounts of brawls between them — they’ve released an official KOL statement to placate their fans. It says that the problem started when Caleb’s “vocal cords seizing” started mucking the vibe up and that they’re playing more shows in September to make up for the debacle. They’re hitting Dallas on September 21 and following up with Houston the next day. Tickets and refunds for the two shows that were just canned will be allowed. Hopefully this next round won’t end up with disastrous results again!
The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards nominations just dropped, and Katy Perry leads the pack like a firework (wait, does that make sense?) with nine nominations, including Video of the year, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. Coming in a close second is Adele, with seven nods, followed by Kanye “Imma gonna forget I ever said ‘Imma let you finish’” West, with 6 nominations. We’ve got the full list for you below. And don’t forget to mark your iCal: The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
Video of the Year
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Katy Perry – Firework
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise
Tyler the Creator – Yonkers
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Every time we read about another celebrity feud we’re always like, “Really? You’re fighting about that?” The latest drama between Bette Midler and Lady Gaga is no exception. Bette is pissed off Gaga does a mermaid character in concert named Yuyi who rolls onstage in a wheelchair and — shocker! — Midler also does a mermaid in a wheelchair routine. Would now be a good time to pitch this awesome, original movie idea we have about a mermaid in a wheelchair?
Bette tweeted (ugh, of course): “I’m not sure @ladygaga knows that I’ve performed my mermaid in a wheelchair for millions of people — and many of them are still alive…..if you think a mermaid in a wheelchair seems familiar-it’s because it is!You can see it on youtube 24/7-with ME performing it. Ive been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980-You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker tits-mermaid’s mine”
She then seemed to end the feud — without ever getting a response from Mother Monster — with this tweet: “@ladygaga, let’s drink this over at the Emmys in September. Fabulous mermaids can coexist!”
Yes, they can. In case you want to experience the magic that is Bette in a mermaid outfit, in a wheelchair, singing “New York, New York,” the video below is for you. Enjoy.
Apparently our Queen of the Summerjam Nicki Minaj (“Super Bass,” baby!) has been lying about her age. The truth officially came out on the police report filed after Nicki’s assistant struck her in the face, in which she is listed as 28 years old. Media Take Out reported the same news last year, discovering her real age via a Lexis Nexis legal search. Nicki claims to be 26 years old, born in 1984.
Celebrities lying about their age is as common in show business as boob jobs and juice cleanses. Everyone does it but no one comes out and says it. The real question here seems to be: why just shave two years off? Go to town! Take off five or ten years! Go ahead Nicki, we won’t tell.
Marc was performing at the Simon Bolivar Metropolitan Park in Bogota,Ã‚Â Colombia over the weekend and jokingly told the audience, “They’re saying I’m single.” He then laid it on thick, blowing kisses to the estrogen-charged crowd and even called one (lucky?) lady, “Mamacita.” We get it, Marc. You’re back on the market. Any takers?
What ever crazy wedding story you may have, please throw it out of the window right now. It can’t be as cool as this one. You disagree? Okay fine — did Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez crash your wedding? No? Then, no, your story isn’t better. But that’s exactly what happened to one lucky couple namedÃ‚Â Rob and Jeanine McCool. Their surname really is McCool which just somehow makes this even better.
Apparently, Belena was strolling on the beach and being all romantic-like, when they heard the sound’s of the Bieb’s One Less Lonely Girl thumping out of the uber-(Mc)cool Adamson House, which is where the wedding reception was taking place. So they just decided to walk in and surprise everyone, especially as Justin grabbed the microphone and announced, “We just crashed it. We heard a party so we decided to just come. So let’s party.” We see a feeding frenzy happening. So, predictably no one threw them out and after a couple of minutes of pictures and posing, Selena and Justin left the building. ‘Cause that’s how it’s done.
Chris Brown may be controversial, but it doesn’t mean the dude’s not popular. This morning he performed on The Today Show for more than 18,000 fans. Jezebel notes that Lady Gaga holds the record for largest audience for a Today Show performance with 20,000 in attendance. Justin Bieber formerly held first place with 12,000. So does this mean Chris Brown is almost as popular as Lady Gaga? He certainly seems inspired by her fashion sense, what with his gold glove-lets and safety pin vest. More pics below!
The only thing we love more than celebrity couples are celebrity couples dating on the down low. The NY Post is reporting that Drake and Rihanna are “quietly” seeing each other. To which we say, “duh” and also “YAY!” People have been whispering about these two for a while, and it seems like there may be some truth to the rumors. Says a source, “They are definitely attracted to each other,” a source said. “But she’s all about her career, and he wants to date around.”
The romance buzz have been following these two for years, and earlier this summer they were allegedly spotted making out in Montreal while touring together. We hope they’re doin’ it already — just so we have something to speculate about!
Ashley Greene who? Joe Jonas was spotted with supermodel Karlie Kloss at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club over the weekend. The pair chatted with pals like Alex Pettyfer and watched Prince William play polo from box seats. Joe didn’t seem to mind being dwarfed by the 18-year-old supermodel, who is the face of Marc Jacob’s perfume Lola and has walked just about every runway possible. What do you think of this maybe love match?