Journalists interviewing Madonna at tonight’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will have some new specifics to play with. The titles to the tunes that populate Madge’s upcoming Hard Candy have been released. Some Prince lingo (“Give It 2 Me”) and a Fiddy cop (“Candy Shop”) are rounded out by a Sonny & Cher allusion (“Beat Goes On”). We’re still waiting to see what the artist, who’s always changing her look, does for cover art – stay tuned. And watch the entire RRHOF show on VH1 Classic this evening at 8:30 /7:30 c. Justin Timberlake will sing the praises of his pal, and the Stooges will salute her in song. Track listing after the jump.
They gave us “Thriller.” They gave us “Haruhi.” And now those Philippine detention dudes in the orange jump suits are rocking the hits by two revered one-hit wonders, Soulja Boy and MC Hammer. Break it down, y’all…
What tune should they choreograph next?
In unbelievable news for anyone who’s ever asked for early-warning fraud protection on their credit cards, identity thieves managed to steal Kurt Cobain‘s social security number and have purchased a $3.2 million New Jersey mansion in his name. The trouble is that Cobain has been dead since 1994, and even when he was alive, he wasn’t the biggest fan of buying stuff. According to Courtney Love, the criminals have also registered 188 credit cards in her name, and have made off with around $69 million from the couple and their daughter’s trust fund. Love writes on her MySpace page: “I find this whole thing so offensive because until Kurts social security number was checked noone took it seriously, but hey here is the Experian with 188 visas on it, thats not Bi Polar, that is reality .” We’re on Love’s side here, and are a little shocked that the use of Cobain’s name didn’t raise any red flags over at the credit reporting agencies. Maybe they were sleeping on the job? Maybe they were just asleep? That would help explain how Janis Joplin recently purchased a chain of fried chicken restaurants, and that Jimi Hendrix-owned cruise-line we keep hearing about.
Let’s assume that Mariah Carey doesn’t answer the doorbell wearing nothing but thigh-highs, panties, and push-up bra. Let’s also assume that the mansion in the singer’s new “Touch My Body” video isn’t her own. Some things are simply concocted for entertainment purposes, right? So where does Mariah really live? What does Mimi’s crib actually look like? Architectural Digest got to the bottom of that question. Its latest issue features a photo spread of Carey’s NYC triplex. Here are some shots of the place. Let’s assume that Glitter is rarely shown in the screening room, and don’t cry when you realize there are no pics of the white piano once owned by Marilyn Monroe.
Matt Damon Gonna be a Daddy, Again
The most normal guy in Hollywood is expecting baby number 2. Lucky kid!? [Dlisted]
Heidi Montag?s Mediocre Fashion Line Ready to Go
The Hills vixen is attempting to throw a launch party for her new line, but no one wants to host the bash.? Shouldn’t Spencer volunteer? [Page Six]
Pink Forgets her Hubby Troubles in Mexico
The singer is doing all the right things to let go of her ex. Now all she needs is a bottle of white wine, a fire for photo-burning and a really good girl mix.? [Page Six]
Heath?s Will Reveals No Money for Matilda
The actor’s papers were drawn up before he even dated Michelle, but his family has assured the world that his little girl will be well cared for. Phew.? [People]
K-Fed Bonds with Brit?s Dad
Jamie Spears and his ex son-in-law bonded recently over a little man talk and golf. Brit’s family sure loves K-Fed, but will Brit warm back up to him?? [Page Six]
Our You Oughta Know artist turned global superstar John Legend stopped by chez Colbert recently, singing a little valentine to the Lady of New York Harbor. There was love in the air, but some tension, too. Toward the end, the host said he just might kick the natty soul celeb’s “prom king ass.” Why must a woman come between friends? Y’all know we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Thriller, yes?
There’s no reason not to feel in the know about Snoop Dogg‘s new Ego Trippin’, dropping Tuesday. Yesterday we showed where an advance track could be heard. Today’s the full track listing (catch it after the jump). There’s also a sizable profile of the Doggfather and his disc, and a Rolling Stone review. Here’s part of what he’s telling Billboard.
“I’m the nicest rapper in the world,” he quietly declares. “But at the same time I’ve got that bad boy persona and I didn’t really want to approach it like that this time. I wanted to make a record that felt good the whole way through as opposed to trying to make a record that was so gangsta, so hard or so ‘hood-appealing. I looked at people before me to see how they went through different decades with their music. Curtis and Marvin lasted, making their same kind of music even after disco came in and then played out. With my career lasting this long, I had to start looking at the changes in music and the changes in me, seeing what’s needed to stay here.”
Head to Rhapsody on Tuesday to hear Ego Trippin’ for free.
Dina Lohan should seriously write a book on how to best screw up children. Lindsay Lohan‘s
enabler mommy-dearest was out and about with her youngest daughter Ali yesterday, and the two got busy incoherently plugging their upcoming reality TV show. While Ali mumbled something about all the advice Lindsay’s given her, Dina went on a tear about the family’s latest venture on the small screen: “? we have no choice. Tabloids and reality shows are not going away. If they know who Ali is as a person, it?s better.? Wow what great mom advice! If you can’t beat the hordes of paparazzi who exploit your kids, join them! Her other obviously genius move – giving Ali a haircut identical to hers. Nothing says “my kid’s growing up too fast” than a 45-year old’s do.
Watch the video here for all it’s cringe-worthy goodness.
Apparently, Rihanna‘s not concerned about cloudy skies at her shows. The superstar face of Totes has banned the presence of umbrellas at her shows, meaning Ri-Ri’s the only one allowed to dance with the waterproof canopies.
But it’s not jealousy that’s motivating the singer to deprive fans of their umbrella-propped routines; apparently she’s doing it as a safety measure. According to security guards at a March 3rd UK show, “We were told that Rihanna?s song features dancing with umbrellas on stage. We didn?t want the crowd following her actions and someone getting their eye poked out.?
The moments of truth come fast and furious on American Idol, where each week we crush a young man or woman?s dream. But few of these moments have the gravity of the Final 12 pick, where the fat is trimmed and the real contestants are allowed to take center stage. For the eight men and eight women who have made it this far, ’80s week was a challenge. Nobody?s fate was assured (except, perhaps, David Archuleta?s). Who?s in, who?s out? There were surprises and lesser surprises, but ultimately, Luke Menard, Danny Noriega, Kady Molloy, and Asia?h Epperson were dispatched. Let?s consider the losers: