We’re not the world’s biggest Black Eyed Peas fan to begin with, but after reading this interview with Will.i.am in Elle magazine, we’re even less psyched about them now. When asked the question “If you walked into a woman’s house, what one item would convince you that you weren’t compatible?” the Pea responded “If she had condoms in her house, that would just f—n’ throw me off. That’s just tacky. …I just think, like, if you’re into someone and you guys get to that level, then that’s something you should converse about together and say, ‘Hey, maybe we should get some.’”
Are we crazy for thinking that that’s kind of delusional and antiquated? Isn’t “Be Prepared” a motto that works well beyond the Boy Scouts of America? We don’t know why we’re so worked up about something that a man who wrote a song called “Let’s Get Retarded” said, but this bugs us that as a hugely popular artist that people look up to, he’d say something that could be misconstrued and also makes him sound like a doofus. Later in the interview, Will.i.am also explains his love for Billy Joel and wiping his ass with baby wipes, so he apparently doesn’t care about sounding like a doofus about a wide range of topics.
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.
As if their outfits weren’t enough, the Black Eyed Peas have embarrassed themselves in a totally new way. News on the street is that the Black Eyed Peas are being sued by George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic fame for sampling his 1979 song “(Not Just) Knee Deep” for remixes of a Peas tune. The suit names Fergie and Will.I.Am, as well as their label, for sampling the Clinton song in a remix of “Shut Up” from their 2003 album “Elephunk,” and on a remix featured on the deluxe addition of their 2009 album “The E.N.D.” Hmm, maybe the lawsuit will inspire Will.I.Am to write a really dark, moody concept album about dealing with the legal system. Oh, and getting crunk, of course.
Unfortunately for the Fergie and the gang, Clinton alleges that they didn’t just use the hook without permission, which would have been a jerk move in and of itself. No, the singer says that when producers tried to obtain rights to use the song in 2009, he expressly turned them down. On top of that, Clinton says his signature was forged on the release form and he has never seen a dime in the form of payment. Let’s hope the Peas don’t have beef with all of the artists they’ve sampled, or else they’ll be sued approximately 1 billion times. [Photo: Getty Images]
No boring little black dresses at this event! The outfits on the red carpet at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Canada were all about stripes, lace, color, cutouts, metallics, and designer tights. Stars like Kim Kardashian, Kelly Clarkson, Tila Tequila, and the Black Eyed Peas kept things colorful in wild getups that spiced up the red carpet. Check out our gallery from the MuchMusic Video Awards! [Photos: Splash News Online]
Why are Dustin Hoffman, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, and Natalie Portman encouraging you not to vote? This sarcastic new PSA features tons of celebs coercing you not to vote if you don’t care about issues like health care, the economy, or the war. As Jonah Hill puts it, “I got 19 kids – never used abortion once.” But if you do care and want to register, it takes hardly no time at all. According to Sarah Silverman, “You can literally register to vote while you’re pooping…if you have a laptop.”