Kanye West was conspicuously absent from the 2011 Grammy Awards ceremony this weekend, most likely because his stunning new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, won’t be Grammy eligible until next year. Well, the Grammy’s loss is the NBA All-Star Game’s gain, as word has just broken that Yeezy and Rihanna will be performing that album’s masterful centerpiece, “All Of The Lights,” during halftime on Sunday. Rumors of this exciting development broke first on the dirt digging sports blog Deadspin this morning, but our friends over at MTV’s Rap Fix just confirmed that the collaboration will indeed be happening.
According to Deadspin, Eliza Kruger first met the 24 year-old Mark Sanchez on New Year’s Eve at the Manhattan nightclub Lavo. The two exchanged digits and the textual flirting went from there. Eventually, Sanchez and Kruger went on a date at the famed sushi joint Nobu, after which the pair returned to Sanchez’s New Jersey home and “hooked up.” After the deed, she snapped some pictures of Sanchez’s bedroom, which Deadspin published.
If you have a strong enough stomach, follow along for our frame-by-frame breakdown of what was going through A-Rod’s head during the most traumatic thing to happen to the popcorn industry since the death of Orville Redenbacher.
Between the wardrobe malfunctions, ridiculous commercials, and the game itself, it’s always fun to watch the Super Bowl and discuss it the morning after. It’s rare that the National Anthem causes a controversy though, but we’re feeling for Christina Aguilera right now because she is certainly going to be a part of the water cooler discussion on Monday, and not for her brilliant rendition of the song. Aguilera messed up the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner tonight while singing at Super Bowl XLV in front of, oh, 100 million viewers. In case you missed it, go to the video and see if you can figure out which part she got wrong. Hint: She never did watch those ramparts.
First Burlesque and now this? Girl, we feel for you.
Is the beginning of the end near for Justin Bieber? The diminuitive, well-coiffed Canadian pop star attended the big New York City premiere of his new 3D epic, Never Say Never, at Manhattan’s Regal E-Walk 13 theater (which, if we’re being completely honest with you, is NOT exactly the swankiest movie palace in town). For a man with as much star power and juice as Justin Bieber supposedly possesses, the film didn’t draw many A-Listers on opening night. Hip-hop impresarios Russell Simmons and L.A. Reid were there, as were Spike Lee, Deborah Norville and Stephen Baldwin (who, we might add, is also tight with Hannah Montana herself, Miley Cyrus), but the likes of Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian and Jasmine Villegas were nowhere to be found on the red carpet. However, the night only got worse for our boy Biebs.
We know Matt Damon loves being a daddy for four young girls, but he there’s no doubt he appreciates a guy’s night out. The Bourne star was overjoyed at Staples Center last night, slapping knees with bros young and old as his beloved Celtics defeated the hometown Lakers. LA boys like Jack Nicholson and Zac Efron may not have gotten much out of the game, but Damon’s intense enthusiasm was entertainment plenty for us. See the stud smile in the gallery below.
Celebrities are often seen lurking courtside at the Staples Center for L.A. Lakers games. Sometimes you get your traditional cool celebs like Jack Nicholson and Leo DiCaprio just chillin’ in the stands, sometimes you get the mind-blowing combination of Chloe Sevigny and Pauly D, and sometimes you get a bunch of people who are so starving they don’t care who sees them stuff their faces. At last night’s game, there must have been something in the air that was making people feel hunger pangs, because everyone was chowing down. Take a look at who was eating what as the Lakers defeated the Cavs.
Geez, you send a lady photos of your penis once and all of a sudden you’re a sexual harasser. Brett Favre has been under fire for a few months now, ever since he allegedly sent lewd texts to New York Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger and it’s about to get worse.
He was already fined $50k for his behavior, but now Favre is being sued by two more women who claim he sexually harassed them in 2008. The Jets are also named in the suit, which was filed by two of the team’s former massage therapists, Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole. The women claim that Favre propositioned them for a three-way, texting O’Toole with the message “Brett here, you and Crissy want to get together, I’m all alone.” After demanding apologies and rejecting his advances, the women say they were not hired back for their services, which is why they filed the suit.
Favre had no comment on the allegations, but you just know he wants this story to have a happy ending.
rnrnAfter months of investigation, the National Football League has decided to fine Brett Favre $50,000 for not being “candid” during the investigation as to whether or not he sent lewd pictures of his junk to New York Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback and NFL legend managed to avoid a sexual harassment suspension because there was not enough forensic evidence to determine whether pictures of said junk was actually Favre’s, um, unit. However, if the pictures that Deadspin published were actually of Favre’s dong, we can rightfully determine that the NFL fined him roughly $16,667 for every inch of penis he sexted to Sterger.rnrn[Photos: Getty Images]
rnrnChristmas came early for the pun-loving headline writers of the New York tabloids when Deadspin broke the story that the wife of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan may have starred in a series of kinky foot fetish videos. The sports blog discovered that a woman featured in a number of YouTube videos uploaded to an account called “ihaveprettyfeet” not only bore a striking resemblance to Rex Ryan’s wife of 23 years, Michelle Ryan, but that the two also shared a number of common traits: Both are Virgos, were born in August of 1963, are listed at 5’2″ and, at one time, resided in Ellicott City, MD. Even more damning? The voice of the camera person in one of the videos sounds remarkably like the distinctively gruff-voiced Rex. Whoops!rnrnNow, clearly, what a happily married couple does in their private life behind closed doors is really none of anyone’s business. Rex Ryan said as much at a news conference yesterday in front of dozens of salivating beat writers. “Obviously, I knew these questions were coming,” a reportedly humiliated Ryan explained, “But this is a personal matter and I’m not going to discuss it.” However, Ryan has gone out of his way to attract (and subsequently revel in) the media spotlight since becoming the Jets head coach, and these videos were originally posted to one of the most popular websites in the known universe, so he had to know that these questions would surface someday. The moral of the story? If you want to your private moments to stay private, you probably shouldn’t post them to YouTube.rnrnEver wondered what one of these videos looks like? We’ve got one of the (alleged) Michelle Ryan videos for you after the jump. It’s not quite NSFW, but you probably don’t want your boss creeping over your shoulder while you’re watching it.rnrn Read more…