From the Desk of Britney J. Spears:
Oops ya’ll! Kevin’s lawer is all PO’ed at me because I like, drove my Mercedes Benz (it cost a lot of money!) without a real California license. Big deal! I have a fake license that my cousin gave me that has my actual name on it but instead of California it says “Bimbo’s Driver’s License!” How funny is that? Especially because I don’t even know what a bimbo is. I’m sure it’s something sexy. Anyhoodles, I got a real license too, from like Louisiana or Texas or wherever I grew up. I’m sure I can use that in California. And who cares if my kids were in the car or not? I had them strapped into their tiny people seats with duct tape and straps and stuff. They’re finnnneee. So what if it’s, like, illegal? I’m pretty sure I still have a lot of money, and you know people with money get away with bad stuff because we’re better than other people. Didn’t I just sell some perfume or my own line of hamburger meat or something? Whatever. I’m still rich.
I gotta go pee now.
rum and cokes my fans my kids, ya’ll!
Experimental British mope-rockers Radiohead announced their return yesterday. In a statement on their website, the band revealed plans to release their seventh studio album, In Rainbows, on October 10th — the digital version, anyhow. (The regular old brick-and-mortar disc comes out on December 3rd, with plenty of extra bells, whistles, songs, artwork and the like. You know the drill.) Here’s the fun part, though: For the download release, the band has adopted a pay-what-you-want policy, sort of like what your local natural history museum does on Thursday nights. In other words, you can buy the whole album for as little as close to a penny. In the meantime, rock ‘n’ roll cheat-sheet TheNME has combed all the way through the YouTubes to preview the new album. You have to be a fairly dedicated fan to get much mileage from this stuff, but we had a feeling you might like it anyhow. Above is album-opener “15 Step.”
Suffering from Kanye West overkill? Of course not! The world can’t get enough of Mr. West – from his number one album and single, to his appearances on Ellen and Saturday Night Live, to his tantrum backstage at the VMAs last month, to his many magazine covers, to – okay yeah, we’re hella sick of the guy. But there’s one person who’s not – and that’s good ol’ Kanye West. Apparently the man diva just figured out how to get his voice out over the web, and his new blog is a combination of YouTube clips (he loves the newscaster who falls over while stomping grapes too!), pictures of sneakers, and lots and lots of stuff about HIMSELF. Surprised?
Check out Kanye’s hip home in cyberspace and take a look at the rapper poking fun at himself on the premiere of SNL this weekend. It’s kind of a relief that his sense of humor (and ability to poke fun at himself) is almost as big at his ego.
Bruce Springsteen‘s new album Magic drops tomorrow, but you don’t have to wait to get a dose of the Boss. VH1Classic has all your needs covered.
The singer’s exclusive Storytellers performance is now available online for the first time since he recorded the show. It’s great, with Springsteen filling us in on the tales behind tunes like “Blinded By The Light” and “Devils and Dust.” Also starting today, our online Classic site will roll out two previously unavailable Bruce videos per day. Check back this week to see which titles go live.
We also dug through the back catalog and found some favorites from his little-known tracks. And for some recent Bruce, check out his Today Show performance from last Friday, when the E Street band rocked Midtown Manhattan with six blistering songs.
It didn’t take long for hip-hop, b-boy culture, and breaking to become a global phenomenon, and years ago Wild Style star and hip-hop icon Fab 5 Freddy found himself in a Japanese hotel teaching a group of females about the fine art of tagging. He recounts the action in our “Tales From the Road” series, part of this year’s Hip-Hop Honors action, so yep, it includes some wildness – clubbing, boxer shorts, calls from the front desk, running and screaming, and brothers protecting their sisters from the Rock Steady crew. Let’s let Fab ‘splain it himself.
The Story of Wild Style
We’re big fans of anything that makes Paris Hilton uncomfortable (we love 6×8 foot jail cells!) – and apparently so does David Letterman. The veteran talk show host grilled the heiress about her experiences behind bars on Friday’s Late Show, asking her if she knew why she went to jail (she does!). He also inquired about her slammer pals and the taste of the baloney sandwiches she was given for lunch. Watch (and giggle) as Paris shifts in her seat, shakes her leg, and finally refuses to answer any more questions about her slammer stint. She did get a chance to plug her upcoming movie and new perfume – which Dave promptly guzzled from the bottle. All in the the name of
good great TV. Thanks, Dave.
Britney Spears? Sassy New Song
Brit lets it all hang out in her latest leaked single. We mean the mental stuff, not her boobs (amazingly). [Just Jared]
Kate Hudson Dumps No Name Beau
Poor Dax Shephard – those fifteen minutes are long gone now that Kate has jumped ship. At least she did the right thing and had a pal dump him for her. What manners! [OK!]
Jennifer Lopez Rockin? Maternity Outfits?
Er, Jenny and her hubby Marc Anthony are claiming that the diva’s not knocked up, but what other excuse is there for outfits like these? [NYDN]
Angelina Not Fired, Still Perfect
Luxury clothing line St. John denies that they’ve fired Brad’s boo as their spokesmodel. Too bad – Shiloh and Zahara were all ready to take her place. [Us Weekly]
Beyonc? Cancels Controversial Show
The singer canceled her concert in Malaysia following protests from Muslim groups. Maybe she just wanted to hit up St. Tropez with Jay instead. [Us Weekly]
File under “Happy (But Vaguely Creepy) Daddy Issues News”: American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee, 23, is engaged to be married to her 42-year-old boyfriend Nick Cokas. The two have been dating for some time, and McPhee credits Cokas with helping her beat bulimia.
A few months back we had the lovely Ms. McPhee in to chat about her video for “Over It,” in which she blows off an ex-love. Looks like she truly is over it. Check out what she has to say about the kiss-off scene, and which childhood fantasy she got to live out.
Katharine McPhee Artist Info
Katharine McPhee Photos
Katharine McPhee Videos
Remember that ridiculous print ad for Mariah Carey’s M perfume that hit the web last month? Now you can see it in motion on a commercial that also features a song that people are whispering may be Mariah’s new single. It seems to be a ballad with the same Jermaine Dupri-styled mechanical percussion that was present on her comeback megahits “We Belong Together” and “Don’t Forget About Us.” Ah, 2005. We’ve missed you so!
Did you catch her brushing it between her breasts? She’s no Wendy Williams, but she sure knows how to entertain.
Mariah & Schatar: Separated at Birth?
Mariah Carey’s Face Is Weird