Kelly Clarkson‘s taking matters into her own hands. In the latest offensive in the war against her record label, Clarkson just fired manager (and former ally) Jeff Kwatinetz, who, according to sources, "excaberbated a thermonuclear situation." With just two weeks til the release of Clarkson’s My December — and extreme resistance from RCA and label head Clive Davis — Clarkson and Kwatinetz fell out over the direction of the album. With Kwatinetz allegedly siding with Davis, Clarkson informed him she’d no longer be requiring his services, as of Monday evening.
This is the latest in a long line of disagreements Clarkson has been outspoken about. Most recently, the singer refused to perform her single "Never Again" (which is currently falling fast at #29 on the airplay chart) at the Idol Gives Back concert, and slammed those who wanted her to: "To promote yourself on a charity event is beyond crass. People are starving and dying and I’m up there singing some bitter pop song? And believe me, everyone wanted me to sing it. Because they are jaded and they have no soul."
So who do you agree with — Kelly or Clive & co.? Check out an alleged leak of the album here, and tell us what you think.
Check out this video of Nick getting p*ssed off at a pesky photographer while at the airport. The paparazzo allegedly said something crude about Vanessa as they walked by, so after escorting his lady friend out of harm’s way, the sensitive singer takes that giant tattooed arm and puts it to good use on the guy’s neck.
I’m all for chivalry, but couldn’t Minnillo have defended herself? We all know she’s got mad skills in the weapons department.
Blink quickly while looking at these photos [NSFW] and you may think you’re looking at Tara Reid at her worst: a sloppy, wrinkled dress, cup in hand, cheap nineties headscarf and a good ol’ classic nipple slip. But blink again and you realize – it’s not Tara at all! It’s our friend, the lover of all things trashtastic, Britney Spears. She’s at it again, mortifying her sons one boob shot at a time. But hey – Brit’s resourceful. The second she noticed the slippage she turned her dress around to combat it. Wow. Is it possible for someone to be a dumb genius?
Meanwhile, Tara has cleaned up her act in a major way. Perhaps she’s gonna make a pass at Paris in 2 weeks and attempt to reconcile their lost friendship. Or maybe she was just sick of looking like that crazy neighborhood drunk who’s always getting arrested for peeing in public. Either way, she looks REALLY GOOD. Maybe even too good?
More hot pics of Tara under the jump!
Everyone’s got an opinion these days on Paris, Lindsay and Britney and their poor choices, bad behavior and fugly fake tans. Now actress Jamie Lee Curtis (you know – Halloween, True Lies) is so outraged about the downward spiral of Young Hollywood that she’s started writing about it, joining stars like Rosie and Alanis ex Ryan Reynolds in the blogosphere.
Wow. Is there anything these superhuman celebs can’t do (like, maybe, shut up)?
Jamie Lee’s debut blog post digs right into the Lindsay-Paris-Britney trifecta of
disaster, describing the three starlets as, "talented, beautiful and spectacular" (really?) before noting that their "sad paths…have ended in prison, rehab and mental illness." She forgot to mention horrible hairdos, but I’ll let that slide.
More words of wisdom from Jamie Lee Curtis, after the jump!
Owen Pedals To Strip Joint
Kate Hudson’s ex booked it on his bike to visit the ladies of Scores West Side in NYC, stashing his wheels in the dancers’ dressing room as he took in some lap dances. [NY Post]
Maroon 5 Singer Kisses, Tells All
Adam Levine dished to Howard Stern about the Hollywood starlets he’s bedded (admitting only to Kirstin), and introduced his new 21-year old girlfriend as "the hottest girl in the entire f-ing universe." [Us Weekly]
Kelly: Doesn’t Want Kids or a Man
In a new interview in Elle, Clarkson admits that she "shouldn’t be a mother" and says she’s "not keen on marriage." She just wants to rock! [Us Weekly]
The always-fascinating junior-high dropout T-Pain recently worked with Britney Spears and characterizes the experience as "the most beautiful thing in the world." More beautiful than a stripper climbing a pole? For real?
In addition to gushing about their work together, T-Pain has some words regarding the media-bashing Brit has endured in recent months. Says T:
"You can’t hate Britney Spears because you know what, no matter what Britney Spears been doing, she’s still on TV."
See, I thought that her being on TV meant I could hate her blindly out of jealousy, without even thinking about it. Thanks for clearing that up, Teddy Penderazdoun! With this reveal of insight, T-Pain officially becomes a rapper ternt sanga ternt cultural critic. A natural progression, no doubt! [AP/Yahoo! Music / Image: Getty]
Former lovers Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz have been on a seemingly unending media blitz to promote Shrek the Third, in which both of their voices appear. Let this be a lesson to Hollywood honeys near and far: making a movie with the person you’re doing is as much of a life sentence as making a baby. If you break up, you have to share custody of the thing. The pained expression of Justin’s face in the shot above basically says it all.
Not that Cameron officially minds. When asked about promoting the film with her former pleasure-giver, Cam said, "He’s been great and we’ve been working so hard together to promote this film." Great? Great?!? Here’s a list of other words Cam could have used to describe working with Justin: "cool," "good," "groovy," "neat-o," "outtasight," "hunky-dory," and "gangsta." In other words: don’t go out of your way to convince us Cam.
After the jump are more shots of Cam and Justin having a "great" time at yesterday’s Shrek the Third premiere in England. [People / All images: Getty]
Courtney Love isn’t an equal opportunity employer. Turns out if you resemble her deceased husband Kurt Cobain, you have a good chance at being in her new band. In a blog post on her website, Courtney admitted to hiring on a touring guitarist solely based on looks: "I’ll admit it, I really hired him because he looks like Kurt…He didn’t kill me, but he swore if I gave him a week he’d learn everything. He’s blonde and soooooooo beautiful and his guitar playing is great." Love’s keeping tight-lipped about her long overdue return, but did allude to a secret show in London on her 43rd birthday, as well as shows later this summer in L.A.
Everyone’s favorite College Dropout had a birthday last week, and the celebs were out in full force to celebrate. Jay-Z, Diddy and Mariah all came out to pay Kanye their respects on his 30th at the Louis Vuitton flagship in New York, even if the caterers didn’t feel compelled to — apparently the Great One’s name was spelled incorrectly on the cake, as "Kayne." Also in attendance were Ashlee Simpson and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, who had earlier joked to VH1.com he was getting Kanye a knock-off Louis Vuitton bag for his birthday. Noticeably absent? Ye’s hip-hop hall pass buddy John Mayer. Their harpsichord-laced track "Bittersweet" leaked last week. A pre-Jessica John fills in the funny on the making of the first single off Kanye’s latest.
It looks like Britney really is trying to get her life back in order, starting with a reconciliation with her mom Lynne. The two recently met for an hour at a massive Bel Air mansion (the Spears women are too good for Starbucks) accompanied by Brit’s bodyguards, little sister Jamie-Lynn, and J-L’s boyfriend, who added some much needed testosterone to the presumably emotional bunch.