In 2005, a group of teenagers from Las Vegas caught the attention of Pete Wentz, the guylined Fall Out Boy bassist who moonlights as a record executive. With the release of their fantastical first album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, the band won raves from fans and critics alike.
After dropping an exclamation point and picking up a new band member, Panic At the Disco are back with Pretty. Odd. Check out a behind-the-scenes look of the band recording their brand-new album, and come back on March 18th when VH1 will be streaming the disc an entire week before it’s release!
Watch the video for “Nine In The Afternoon,” the band’s first single off Pretty. Odd
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Nick Lachey Returns to Reality
He’s got nothing else going on besides that hot girlfriend of his, so why not make a new reality TV show? [People]
Benji Rocks Paris Ring, Of Course
The cheesiest love of all knows no bounds. [Us]
The Beckhams Bored in Hollywood
The British stars think La La Land is dull. The feeling’s mutual, mates! [MSNBC]
Is Jowen Waniston a Hot New Couple?
The two actors have been spotted cuddling on the set of their new movie. Lonely hot people need love too! [Star]
Brit Looks Better Animated
Wow, in her cartoon form (created for her new video, natch) Britney looks hot – and nothing like her real life persona. [People]
Celebs head to Larry King‘s studio to explain their views, and Snoop Dogg is no exception. Mr Suspenders recently tried to nail down the Doggfather, “as a black man” sayeth Larry, on whether he was rolling with Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. He said that Hil was probably the “mind and soul” behind her husband’s presidency, and both candidates have good “situations” behind them. But it’s the Gangsta party – not the Democrats or Republicans – he’s with. “Gin and Juice” in every home, y’all. Rhapsody is the place where you can hear Snoop’s new Ego Trippin’ for free.
Britney Spears has finally been given a little bit of freedom by the judge monitoring her court case. The singer is now allowed a $1500 per week debit card, given to her every seven days by her pops Jamie. Brit’s worth around $100 million, so she’s gonna have to curb her spending habits if she wants to stay on budget. As for her upcoming guest role on the ABC show How I Met Your Mother? Brit’s playing a receptionist at a dermatologist’s office, and will have to bank the bucks she’s raking in from the gig. Maybe she can save for a new weave?
We took a look at Brit’s shopping habits and have broken down what she can buy with her meager allowance. It’s gonna be tricky!
- 2542 bags of delicious, nutritious Cheetos
- 307 Venti Frappuccinos from Starbucks
- 125 pairs of fishnet stockings
- 116 cartons of Marlboro Light cigarettes
- 100 copies of pal Paris Hilton‘s CD – on sale!
- 75 pink wigs
- 1/2 of a Yves Saint Laurent Downtown Hair-Calf Tote
- .031 of a 2008 Mercedes GL550 SUV
All sorts of reviews are coming in for the new Doggy disc, but if you want to figure out if you like the way Snoop’s investigating old school R&B on his album, you can hear if for yourself (no, don’t worry, he hasn’t given up the gangsta scene completely – check how he’s getting paid in “Staxxx In My Jeans”). Rhapsody gives you the chance to stream the CD for the null set. Yep, free – no cost.
Don’t forget to check the “Life Of the Party” video.
It’s obvious just from her flashy outfit choices that Brooke Hogan is bold. So it was no surprise to see this alleged message from the singer, directed toward her former BFF Christiane Plante. Her beef? Well, Christiane’s confessed to bedding Brooke’s pop, Hulk, and even emailed Perez Hilton, admitting the affair in an attempt to clear her name. Get ready for the claws to be unleashed! Brooke wrote on her Myspace page, “looks like miss christiane wrote into perez. I think she shoulda thought about what kinda press she was gonna get when she slept with her best friends famous father. Maybe she did. The truth always comes out, and I think we’re ALL seeing just exactly how karma works Christiane. Nothing you say will ever put my family back together. So why don’t you keep your opinion to yourself.”
Yes! We love the sass, Brooke. Let’s hope she keeps it up on her new VH1 show, Brooke Hogan Knows Best, which will follow her and her roommates as they take on the mean streets of Miami. We have a feeling she’ll be running the town in no time. [NYP]
The 23rd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony took place in New York last night. Here are some of the evening’s best moments. Check out videos from the Inductees.
1. Justin Timberlake Brings Sexy Back.
Mr. Love Sounds made the word “induct” seem like the nastiet verb of the evening. He inducted Madonna with all the cheek you’d expect from a global pop star, telling tales about Madge helping him with a flu bug by ordering that he drop his pants and take a B-12 shot in the ass as the pair collaborated on M’s upcoming Hard Candy. He also shot an arrow or two at his ex. “The world is full of Madonna wannabes. I might have even dated a couple.”
2. Madonna Cops to Her Inner Punk & Dancefloor Druggin’
During a heartfelt acceptance speech, the singer explained her early days, learning to play drums to Elvis Costello records in the basement of an abandoned Queens synagogue and dropping a tab of ecstasy the night she jammed her demo tape into the hands of a Sire records A&R man. She also acknowledged her first big media explosion, “rolling around on the floor of the MTV awards with my ass hanging out.” During the wham-bam performance of “Burning Up” and “Ray of Light” by the Stooges, she was seen rocking along in the front row of the audience.
George Clooney?s Still Single
Don’t worry grandmas, the hunky actor isn’t engaged to his cocktail waitress girlfriend – yet. [Us]
Lindsay Lohan Hangs with Users
Insiders are worried that LiLo’s surrounding herself with a bunch of doped up hanger-ons. Like her mom? [PageSix]
Jessica Simpson: Sleeping in Barracks in Iraq
Jess wants the world to know that she’s roughing it in Iraq and is living just like the soldiers she’s visiting. Now pass her Louis Vuitton canteen! [People]
Madonna?s Drug Confessions
In her acceptance speech at the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Madge dished the deets on some of the best druggie moments in her career. We hope Lola was listening. [Us]
K-Fed Ordered to Stop Mooching
Brit’s lawyers are trying to get the Fedster to pay for his $500,000 worth of lawyer fees, which Brit is currently covering. All good things must come to an end, Kev! [MSNBC]
Kimora Lee Simmons already has two adorable little girls with her ex-husband Russell Simmons, but the starlet is about to add another little one to her crew. The Baby Phat designer and her boyfriend, super-hot actor Djimon Hounsou (who’s been nominated twice for an Oscar for his work in Blood Diamond and In America) are allegedly expecting a child together. We’re not totally sure if Kimora and Russell are officially divorced (they separated in the spring of 2006) but the pair is certainly way over, though they continue to work together amicably (Russ has got himself a hot new piece of arm candy too) . So hats off to Kimora! Fabulousity is even easier to reach when you’re knocked up.
Paris, Paris, Paris. We ALL know you’re dating Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden. We’re well aware that he is the identical twin brother of Nicole Richie‘s BF and baby-daddy, Joel Madden. And yes, the whole world knows that this is quite possibly the creepiest love-quad ever, and that if you all marry each other the earth will likely implode. So do you really need to rock a massive ring decorated with your man’s initials spelled out in hundreds of tiny diamonds? I mean, really. Subtlety is a nice touch. You should try it some time.
[All images: Getty]