Considering that all of our recent Rihanna posts have something to do with He Who Shall Not Be Named (JK! We mean Chris Brown), we were starting to worry that people were forgetting how excellent Rihanna is as an independent entity. Take her reaction to Michael Bolton‘s very sweet fan tweet, for instant. “@rihanna Ur a truly powerful artist with a distinct voice that I love, and the rare kind who will have a great long career. Your fan, Mb,” the singer tweeted at RiRi last Friday. Rihanna took until yesterday to comment on his baller status compliment, we’re assuming because she immediately started hyperventilating and lost consciousness. “My heart fell to the floor!!! #1love,” she gushed about the tweet. “#biggestfan.” Guys, how adorable is that? The only people we know who love Michael Bolton this much are RiRi and our dad, and they are both the cutest!
Of course, Bolton was only replying to Rihanna’s initial praise for him, which, again, is so great. “This man will forever be a legend in my eyes #MichealBolton,” Rihanna swooned last week while posting a picture of Bolton in a sweet leather blazer. Dear sweet heavenly lord, what if they did a duet together? Maybe they can do a cover of “How Can We Be Lovers If We Can’t Be Friends?” Oh wow, that works on so many different levels for Rihanna. We are geniuses! Ending 2012 on the highest of high notes! See you in 2013, ya’ll!
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This red carpet looked like a bunch of fun! The Friends With Benefits premiere took place in New York City last night, at the Ziegfeld theatre and the whole cast looked like they were having a complete blast. Mila Kunis looked stunning in red Lanvin and clowned around with an equally gorgeous Emma Stone wore a contrast red-and-pink Giambattista Valli. Justin Timberlake always wears suits brilliantly and this time was no exception. Mila and he look like they have genuine chemistry, FYI. Jenna Elfman, also wore strapless white and can we ask how tall this woman is? We get high heels, but she just towers over everyone!
The premiere brought in a host of other famous faces too. Everyone from sexy Irina Shayk to Gayle King to Gossip Guy, Matthew Settle and bombshell starlet Emmanuelle Chirqui showed up. But one arrival has become possibly our favorite random guest of all time. Michael Bolton! Michael Bolton, you guys! Which means you totally have to take a look at our gallery.
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There’s something humiliating about a 57-year-old man being kicked off a dancing show in full view of the planet. Yes, we mean you, Michael Bolton.Ã‚Â Thankfully he was wearing a sombre suit whilst being cut (and while dancing), and not something sparkly, because imagine how hard it would be living that down.
Bolton got kicked off Dancing With The Stars, and for anyone who saw him dance that jive, one fact was made perfectly clear.Ã‚Â The man can’t dance. Like, really can’t dance. And judge Bruno Tonioli had no qualms in telling him just that.
His critique of the singer was seriously harsh. As in, Simon Cowell, who? He came up with gems like, “Micheal,Ã‚Â I’m a dog lover, but you make it so hard for me. You should have kept the bone and gone back into the dog house.” And, “It was a doggy mess of a jive. You did it all very, very, very badly. I think this is probably worst jive in 11 seasons. Well, I hated it!” The comments were fileld with so much comic vitriol that fellow judge Len Goodman told him to take it easy, and to keep his comments to himself!
And now that Mikey got the heave-ho, he’s venting. Michael is pissed with Bruno and wants him to apologize, publicly. He revealed, “I was disappointed with Bruno — to me, he let everybody down. My mom was there, she’s 90, she flew down to see the show… and I just didn’t expect that level of disrespect from him. Even [fellow judge] Len [Goodman] stopped him and said, ‘That’s inappropriate. I think he should apologize publicly and he should be reprimanded for it.”Ã‚Â Ok…so we’d normally say sour grapes. Ok, we’re still saying sour grapes, but we also do think Bruno’s “exuberance” really did get out of hand, no matter how much it was warranted. Don’t believe us? Chekkit after the jump… Read more…
We’re sensing Season 11 of Dancing With The Stars is going to be so bad, that it’ll actually be fan-freakin-tastic!Ã‚Â A number of celebrity (the term here is used loosely) participants has signed on and the mix is….interesting. Is it just us, or is the wholeÃ‚Â cast of DWTS season 11 seriously D-list in the most A-List of ways?? And they all have some serious issues that we can’t wait to see come out on the dance floor. (We’re talkin’ about you, David, Kirstie and Mikey.)
Shaking their moneymakers on the show are: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Audrina Patridge, Kirstie Alley, David Hasselhoff, Brandi and Michael Bolton. More cast members are to be announced (Ali Fedotowsky, we’re assuming you’re one of them), but so far we’re happy campers. Kirstie Alley doing the jive, The Sitch doing the salsa, Patridge vacantly staring her way through a rumba, Bolton doing ballroom to When A Man Loves A Woman… can you feel the magic?
Update: Bristol Palin just got added to the list!
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File this under weirdest music news of the day: Lady Gaga and Michael Bolton are collaborating on some new songs together. The 56-year-old Bolton had never heard of Gaga until she approached him to work together and now they will be co-writing songs for his latest album. He said, ” My manager and the label tag-teamed me on the phone about writing with a young artist named Lady Gaga who I had never heard of – but they were raving about – they said that she was a huge fan of mine and wanted to write with me.” Bolton was impressed with Gaga’s artistry, saying she reminded him of a young Madonna. We can’t wait to hear what this collaboration sounds like. Can we expect the “Time, Love and Poker Face” world tour?
Bolton has never been someone whose music appealed to us, but perhaps Lady Gaga will breathe some much needed life (and Spandex and lucite and underpants) into the album. And we know that Bolton has had a haircut since 1990, but we had to post a photo of him in his heyday with that hair because it’s just too good not to show off. [Source: Metro.co.uk; Photos: Getty Images]
In 1997, bombastic belter Michael Bolton scored what may wind up his last Top 40 hit, “Go The Distance,” from the Hercules soundtrack. A year later, seasoned attorney Tim Kaine was elected mayor of Richmond, Virginia. Now Governor, Kaine spent part of last year as a potential vice-presidential nominee. Now split from long-time girlfriend Nicolette Sheridan, Bolton spent part of last year homeless. Both sufferers of male-pattern baldness were born on February 26th. Which one is older?