We tried to ignore this one, but the web is still buzzing about the alleged tiff between Rihanna and her mentor, Jay-Z, at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. The whole thing appeared to go down right as the pair was heading on-stage to accept their award for their collaboration on “Umbrella.” After hugging it out in front of Beyonce (which fueled up those old fling rumors), Riri tried to drag Jay by the arm on-stage. He pulled away, she busted out some attitude, and they then awkwardly accepted their statue with the Jigga translating Rihanna’s speech (see pic above). Check out the video firsthand to see how it all went down. Photos of the two taken later in the night reveal two things – Rihanna was getting frisky with alleged boy toy Chris Brown, and she was lookin’ pretty pissed off at Jay.
So just what is going on here? From what we can gather:
- Jay-Z is pissed at RiRi for dragging him onstage like a manchild.
- Rihanna’s angry that Jay treated her like an idiot during her acceptance speech.
- Beyonce’s steamed that her man embraced his 19-year old prodigy right in front of her.
- The internet is desperate for their to be a sh*tload of drama between these three.
Meanwhile, Chris Brown is furious that we aren’t paying him and his smile more attention! Seriously guys – everyone needs to just kiss kiss and make up. Er, except Rihanna and Jay-Z. They can just shake hands.
As of Valentine?s Day, hair metal hell-raisers Winger are hitting the road in support of their brand-new Winger Live CD and DVD. We found out from lead singer (and band namesake) Kip Winger what we can expect from their latest trip out on the road. Check after the jump for the full interview, but here are a few hints in the meantime: no hitting on 20-year-olds, crunchy stuff, and a few surprise covers thrown into the band?s incendiary live show.
Janet Jackson’s forthcoming album Discipline (out Feb. 26) is full of thumping club tracks, but since Valentine’s Day is upon us, we thought we’d slow it down for our exclusive chat with the diva. Below, we grill Janet on the slow and sexy jams (or, as they’re often referred to, baby-making songs) of her career, from the song that created the mold (“Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)” from 1986′s Control), to the steamy title track of her new album. Nothing was off limits, both musically (album cuts, b-sides and chart smashes are all covered) and topically (since Janet’s baby-making songs tend to cover the subject of, well, making babies rather thoroughly). Things start to heat up down below…
We’re not quite sure how this happened or who allowed it, but Britney Spears, fully decked out in fishnets, boots and not much else, led a group of little kids in an hour-long dance class yesterday at Millenium Dance Complex. Brit was there to rehearse moves for her upcoming music video, but somehow wound up teaching the tots, ages 4-7, moves to old school Madonna songs. But don’t go thinking she was having them hump the floor! The director of the dance complex reveals that she, “even played age-appropriate games in a circle, pretending to be a choo-choo train. Britney was just amazing with the kids and everyone ended up having a blast. At the end of the hour class, all the kids hugged Britney and she seemed very happy.”
We can’t help but let our heart strings be tugged a little. It’s the first time in months that Britney’s done something sweet (though still a little weird), and surely she’s missing her own sons. The starlet had so much fun teaching the kids that she may even turn the class into a weekly gig – which would be the most consistent thing she’s done in years. If this is true, we totally approve of parents forcing dance classes on their kids, just to bask in the Britney, er, glow.? [Us/People]
Head-over-heels in love? Just got dumped? Either way, we have you covered. Get in the mood with our massive compilation of Valentine’s Day photos, videos and features.
Well look what we have here! It’s the world’s dumbest – and most dysfunctional – love triangle! Poor Timbaland has found himself trapped between two dueling dimwits – Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. Both the girls are desperate to give their music “careers” another try, and the divas duked it out at the super-producer’s pre-Grammy party for his attention. Each was also horrifed that the other was in attendance, with Lindsay allegedly declaring, “What the hell is that b*tch doing here?? when she saw the heiress. Paris’ response? ?F*ck off, you b*tch.?
Wow. Those words are gonna sound even more amazing when sung and put to music! A source reveals that both of the women “want to work with Timbaland to revive their faltering music careers,? and had seen this party as away to get him on their side. Lindsay already has Ne-Yo on board, which seems to signify that she’s serious about singing. Paris, on the other hand? She’s probably just trying to get closer to Justin Timberlake. [MSNBC]
Fergie Plans Shotgun Wedding
What’s she gonna do with her lovely baby bumps? Walk down the aisle asap so no one notices that she’s preggers. [NY Post]
Nicole Can?t Stop Post-Baby Partying
You’d get out of the house too after lugging a baby around for 9 months. Mom power! [Us]
Paris Loses Her Pussy
Don’t get your hopes up – we’re talking about her cat. She left it at the vet and hasn’t picked it up in weeks, so it’s going back to a shelter. [TMZ]
Brit?s BFF Sam Tried to Take her Cash
Note to Britney – that’s what people who randomly come into your life when you’re vulnerable really want. [Us]
Natalie Cole Bashes Winehouse?s Win
The aging diva thinks Amy shouldn’t have won a Grammy (or five) until she’s sober. If the Grammys followed this rule, no one in the biz would ever win anything (um, including Natalie?).
It’s not always friction and jealousy at awards shows, sometimes it’s sweetness and light, too. Too bad Feist and Taylor Swift came away empty-handed at the Grammys. Check out their impromptu salutations on the red carpet.
See all of our Grammys coverage, winners pics, red carpet shots and more right here. Check out video interviews with Plain White T’s and loads of other nominees here.
Apparently the crew of photographers that bulldoze Britney Spears with their SUVs and cameras is made up of a number of former gang members. Some peeps in the know are accusing some photogs of being Crips and Bloods, while others say that the lensmen just dress the part. “They may dress like gang members with large pants and tattoos,” says X17‘s founder, “but to say they’re gang members right now, well, real gang members are not into Britney Spears.”
But damn it, they should be! It’s time to turn in the red and blue garb and come together peacefully as one big gang – the Brits. The pop star would be the perfect head of a crew – she’s crazy, controlling, and her schedule is free! Britney already puts up a peace sign for every pic (which is also her hand sign for “get me two big-ass Frappucinos, now”), and the group’s mandatory accessory – pink wigs – reps their color. And seeing how Britney already makes the paparazzi millions of dollars, they really have no choice but to make her the Boss of their crew.
Last month we begged Lindsay Lohan to dump her burnt blond extensions and return to her natural hair color. We were sick of her overdone, over-cooked do, and her once sexy look had slowly morphed into an homage to trashy housewives of the ’80s (leggings and frosty makeup will do that). So we were thrilled to see that she took our advice and sat down for a serious dye job just last week! Her luxuriously dark locks are back in a bold way, and while she still needs to go easy on the self-tanner and the bronzer brush, her new look is serious improvement.
Welcome back, beautiful auburn-haired LiLo. We missed you almost as much as you miss your Grey Goose.
Enjoy more pics of Lindsay’s darker do below!
[All images: Getty]