Come on, you remember Uncle Kracker, right? You know – Kid Rock’s former sidekick/DJ, singer of that annoying “Follow Me” song. I know it’s been a while, but refresh your brain, cuz Uncle Kracker went crazy last night! Apparently the washed up rocker was at a nightclub in North Carolina last night and committed some sort of sexual act on a 26-year old woman. He was later arrested on charges of second-degree forcible sex offense, so it’s anyone’s guess as to what he did. Did her jerk off in front of the woman? Grab a boob? Or was it something way worse? All signs point to it being something pretty awful, as the singer’s currently being held on a $5 million bail. Sounds like Uncle Wacker would make a more fitting name for this loser. [TMZ. People. Image: Getty]
Put Britney Spears on the set of a photoshoot and she is guaranteed to go nuts. At her latest cover shoot for Allure, Britney avoided the interview four – yes – FOUR times, delaying the chat once to get her nails done (she said she was at the studio), and another time to spend thousands on a shopping spree. The mag’s editor revealed that at the photoshoot, she “was entirely un-self-concious. She took off her wig and then stripped down to the waist, for no apparent reason, before sitting for hair and makeup.”
Wow, if anyone else had done that it would be hot, but Britney was probably covered in Cheeto crumbs. Allure also enlisted a psychotherapist who thinks Brit might have mental issues. ?Her behavior suggests bipolar disorder,” the expert tells the mag. “The manic episodes with impulsivity and loss of control ? the flashing, the head shaving, the hitting the photographer?s car with the umbrella ? are what we see.? Stop trying to encourage Britney to get sane, lady! We like her just the way she is. [Us Weekly]
Brit and Criss Angel Plot VMA Spot
The singer’s VMA performance is reportedly confirmed, and she’s brought Criss Angel in to help plan her gig. He can get on stage and distract the crowd with card tricks while Brit bombs. [X17]
Nicole?s Got Joel Whipped
Joel had to turn down a photo with a lady fan after Nicole gave him strict instructions to avoid any situation that may get rumors started. Let’s star a rumor about Nicole being controlling instead! [NY Post]
Reece and Ryan?s Secret Dates
The estranged couple have apparently been going on dates to try to rekindle their romance. Nothing like a little divorce to spice things up! [E Online]
Forbes released their list of hip-hop’s 20 biggest money-makers, and, not surprisingly, that list is filled with names you know. What you might not know is how these men — these well-dressed, media-savvy, fully diversified men — made their money. The key, it seems, is to have many different business interests. Like music. And clothing. And lining your bed with thousand-dollar bills.
Take No. 1, for instance: Jay-Z. Not only is he a performer and president of Def Jam records, he also owns the 40/40 Club franchise, has a stake in the New Jersey Nets, and earns cash from endorsement deals with Budweiser, Hewlett Packard and General Motors. That’s to say nothing of his girlfriend, Beyonce, who’s not doing too shabby herself. Jay-Z alone banked $34 million last year. That’s pretty amazing.
What’s not-so-amazing is Forbes‘ use of the word “hip-hopreneurs,” which has to be the ugliest phrase we’ve heard since “vlog.” (Is there nothing decenct about modern diction? Sigh.) To read the full description of hip-hop’s richest, click here. To see the rest of the list, take a peek after the jump.
New love alert! The rocker and actress were spotted out for a romantic dinner in New York City doing all the right things to signal that they might be a pair – cozying, cuddling and canoodling. It’s always so exciting when a new Hollywood couple blossoms, especially when it’s two people so obviously on the rebound. Cam has yet to move on from dating Mr. SexyBack, and poor John is trying to get past the mistake that was doing it with Jessica Simpson. And really, who else is left for these two to date? I guess they could both go after Britney Spears, seeing as she apparently swings both ways. But it seems like all the ass in Hollywood has already been tapped, so Cam and John better make it work! [NY Post. Images: Getty]
Last night Britney Spears was spotted out on the town with cheeseball magician Criss Angel. The pair ended up partying at some hotel and then spent the night together in Angel’s room. The worst part is that Brit’s bodyguard was spotted running out to a 7-11 to buy condoms. Ugh. Criss couldn’t just pull them out of a hat or something? This is the fourth hot Hollywood starlet Criss Angel has been linked to (see above for reference), and while his “illusions” aren’t mind-blowing, his macking skills sure are. Maybe while he’s at it he can work some magic on the current state of Britney’s career, too. [X17, Us Weekly. Images: Getty]
If Gwen Stefani has her way, she’ll become a baby-making machine. The MILF elaborates in the September issue of InStyle:
“Obviously I’m in a race to have another [baby], but I don’t want to do it while on tour. But I can’t wait to get pregnant again. It’s so fun and consuming and romantic.“
A “race?” “Fun?” “Consuming?” “Romantic?!?” Who says those things except for the exceptionally hormonal? Is Gwen packing child? Do her plump lips count as baby bumps? [People]
You’d think with that giant beehive on her head, she’d be easy to spot, but Amy Winehouse has been rumored this week to be everywhere from hotels in the UK to rehab in America. Luckily she’s finally turned up in North London, but only after she completed less than two days at a UK rehab spot. Now the singer is apparently on her way to have a brain scan, after a doctor suggested that the seizure (say what?!) she had during her overdose might have been epilepsy. Her departure from the treatment facility has so pissed off her dad that he’s reportedly seeing a restraining order against her husband, who wanted her home. This is just like Britney’s old drama – but with a crazier hairdo and some actual talent. [The Sun. Image: Getty]
Nicole Stays Healthy for Baby
The starlet showed off her baby belly as she hit up the gym in NYC, where she worked out and drank lots of water. Baby does a body good, we guess! [Star]
Jessica Biel Shows Skin on Screen
In her new movie, which co-stars Forrest Whitaker, Jess plays a stripper trying to raise money for her terminally ill son. Oscar buzz makes nudity totally fine. [Us Weekly]
Lindsay Spotted Tanning in Utah
The first post-car chase pic of the troubled starlet has finally surfaced, showing Lindsay doing – what else – leaving rehab, this time to go tanning. What – you didn’t know orange skin cures addiction?? [TMZ]
Foxy Brown seriously loves a good beat-down – it seems to be all the former hip hop star does this days. Unfortunately for Foxy, the ass-kicking party has come to an end, at least for a short while. The rapper turned herself into police yesterday after a neighbor pressed charges accusing Foxy of smacking her in the face with her Blackberry during an argument on July 30. Naomi Campbell would be so proud. The charges? Felony assault, menacing, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon. Yeesh. Her victim apparently suffered a swollen eye and lip and almost lost some teeth. Damn – how big is her Blackberry?
Foxy’ll be back in court on September 25th. What kind of punishment do you think the star deserves? [TMZ. Image: Getty]