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The Nuge Cracks, NRA Enjoys Free Press

nugent.jpgLate last week, gun-toting Republican firebrand Ted Nugent invited Vibe cover star and rising presidential hopeful Barack Obama to suck on his machine gun. Nugent also called Obama “a piece of sh*t.” He nugent.jpgthen invited Hillary Clinton to ride his machine gun into the sunset, and called her “a worthless bitch.” (Click here to watch the footage.)

Helluva guy, that Ted. He must be best friends with Don Imus.

For those of you who don’t remember Nugent, he’s the genius who wrote “Cat Scratch Fever.” He’s also the drooling-lunatic-of-choice when it comes to punditry about gun control. It turns out that Ted’s not in favor of gun control. Go figure. Anyway, in a twist to this story, it turns out that the Nuge was scheduled to play a state fair in South Dakota. The fair’s organizer apparently contacted Nugent’s representative to remind Mr. Man that he would be performing for a family crowd. Ted kept his death-threats in check. But we wish that the fair’s organizer would have asked him to play Harlem instead. We can hope, though. All good things come to those who wait.

by (@katespencer)

Britney’s New Single: Dropping Next Week?

britney082907.jpgThe washed up pop princess (or Queen Mother, really) is ready to give you more, whether you want it or not. Entertainment Weekly is exclusively reporting that the first single from Brit’s fifth album could drop as early as next week. The single is apparently called “Gimme More” and it’s “an up-tempo club cut produced by Timbaland prot?g? Nate ”Danjahandz” Hills.” Anonymous sources tell EW that “‘People are going to love [the new single],” and ”It’s a smash! She’s going to come out strong.” But the spies also question if the public is ready for a new, upbeat Britney with all the drama she’s flaunting these days. Apparently her studio is a little worried too, as another source reveals that the album is “expected to hit shelves this fall with little to no promotional setup.”

We think people will buy the album whether it’s good or not – if only to experience the musical trainwreck that could possibly be about to go down. As for her new “club cut” of a single, our guess is that it’s really just a secret message to K-Fed telling him to bring on the subpoenas. Afterall, Brit’s reportedly hired a private eye to spy on his ass. Gimme more custody drama, please! [EW. Image: Getty]

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Wednesday: Angelina’s Sexy in the Middle East; Britney’s Busted for Bad Driving

angie082907.jpgBritney?s Got Major Car Troubles
So what if the pop star ran out of gas on the side of the road AND got a parking ticket in one day. Irresponsible drivers make great moms! [TMZ]

Lindsay to Reunite with her Dad
The rehabbing starlet has approved a visit from her estranged father, to take place at her rehab spot in Utah. Expect a sappy song about the meeting real soon. [NY Post]


Madonna?s Son Still in Adoption Limbo

Officials from Malawi are heading to visit the singer to ensure she is fit to mother her adopted son. Hopefully they won’t mind that her kids play dress up with her pointy bra costumes. [A Socialite's Life]

Angelina Looks Hot in Iraq
Angie goes au natural while visiting troops and refugees in Iraq, and she looks damn good while doing so. Now we see why Brad fell in love with her “humanitarian side.” [TMZ]

Backstreet Boys are Back ? as Hipsters
Four of the five Boys are back with a new album and a new, cool look. Too bad they’re a little old for it now. Maybe they should pass their hipster outfits on to their kids? [Mollygood]

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Rock on TV – The Shortlist

macphisto.jpgJonesing for music on your television set?? Well, you?ve come to the right place! Our Rock on TV schedule gives you plenty of choices. Here are today’s highlights.

Zoo TV – Live From Sydney, 8 p.m. (EST), VH1 Classic: U2 played Australia on the last leg of their Zoo TV tour — the one that began with the release of Achtung, Baby, and continued well past the time when people were wondering what, exactly, Zooropa was all about. Despite Bono putting on weight (so much so, he resembles Robin Williams here), and the relatively poor sound quality at the show, the band’s energy is high and Macphisto remains charismatic. When he calls the White House and asks to speak to George Bush, we still get an illicit thrill. Mainly because we tried the same thing this morning, and the operator hung up on us, too.

The Late Show With David Letterman, 11:35 p.m. (EST), CBS: Neo-punk saviors Against Me! play for Dave and Paul and everyone else. If you believe critics, then you’ll already know that the Florida band’s latest, New Wave, is out and that it’s good. We like how they’ve cleverly combined the rock-ier sensibilities of the Offspring with the swagger of the Dropkick Murphys. But mainly we like how they titled one of their earlier albums Reinventing Axl Rose. That’s balls, folks.

by (@katespencer)

Amy Winehouse’s In-Laws Beg for Boycott

amyvaca082807_2.jpgYup, that’s the latest plan presented by Amy’s hubby’s dad. He told the BBC on Tuesday that Amy’s “addiction and her behavior are not acceptable,” and suggested that fans send a message to the singer. “Perhaps it is time to stop buying records,” Giles Fielder-Civil said. “It’s a possibility, to send that message.”

Great idea, Pops. Kind of as smart as checking out of rehab, doing drugs with a call girl, getting in a big, bloody fight and then jetting to an undisclosed Bahamian island for some R&R. Cuz that’s exactly what Amy and her fellow addict/husband Blake Fielder-Civil are doing RIGHT NOW. See? They didn’t need an intervention – they needed a Bahamavention. [Image: Getty]

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Mellencamp To Make America Hurt So Good

john_mellencamp1.jpgJohn Mellencamp is always on the move. Dude just finished up a spooktastic musical with Stephen King (wha?), and now he might be coming to your town. The roots rocker has announced a string of dates in support of this year’s Freedom’s Road, a politically-charged disc that will undoubtedly prove action-packed in concert. Check the dates, and watch a string of his vids.

Oct. 26 Terre Haute, IN Hulman Center
Oct. 27 Champaign, IL Assembly Center
Oct. 28 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall
Oct. 30 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Nov. 1 Ft. Wayne, IN Memorial Coliseum
Nov. 2 Toledo, OH Seagate Centre
Nov. 3 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
Nov. 6 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
Nov. 7 Mankato, MN Alltel Center
Nov. 9 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo
Nov. 10 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
Nov. 11 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
Nov. 14 Rockford, IL Metrocentre
Nov. 15 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center

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Britney’s Kids Have Rotting Teeth

britney082807.jpgGood News: Britney got new, pretty blond extensions!

Bad News: The latest outlook on the Brit-cast is dark and stormy, ya’ll. A friend of the starlet’s got in a car accident trying to flee K-Fed’s cronies who showed up at his house to serve him with a subpoena. Her former manager, Larry Rudolph, is currently hiding out somewhere to avoid the same fate. His pal Ryan Seacrest said, “He’s actually on the run, if you will…he doesn’t want to say where he is and he doesn’t want to be served because he said it won’t be good for Britney.”

Brit’s also being investigated by the Department of Children and Family Services due to “allegations of poor dental hygiene, as well as poor eating and sleeping habits for her kids.” Apparently it may even be K-Fed who filed the complaint! There are two lessons to be learned here. Don’t marry a tool-ish backup dancer at twenty-three years old. Also, brush your kids teeth.

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Tuesday: Ashanti Packin’ the Pounds; Jessica Simpson Will Sing Anywhere

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The pop star has been cleared of charges that she was responsible for breaking her dog’s tiny leg. Now…what about those kids and their rotting teeth? [Us Weekly]

Ashanti: Overweight and in Hiding
Apparently the singer has gained so much weight she refused to be photographed at an event in San Diego. Check her out looking svelte (right) in June 2007 – she must have done some serious eating since then. [NY Post]

Cameron?s Got Another New Man
I think I know who’s bringing sexy back, and it ain’t Justin. His ex-girlfriend is getting it on all over NYC, and this week she’s linked to Alias star Bradley Cooper. Put your back into it, Cam! [E Online]

Jessica Simpson?s New Singing Gig
The Texan recently burst into song at a Louisiana restaurant, performing an impromptu mini-concert. Apparently, she will work for food. [A Socialite's Life]

Fight with Pal Turned Owen Suicidal
Actor Owen Wilson’s rumored suicide attempt was apparently spurred on by a big battle with a close friend. Let’s hope he’s getting some help - and cutting some peeps out if his life. [NY Post]

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The Rock Life Recap, Episode 5

Tony Potato
Tony Potato, the ?fat guy who dances on a box,? according to Cisco, loses his job. The real job, that is. Apparently Tony?s commitment to the band was overshadowing his ability to practice law. It?s actually something of a blessing though, as now Tony feels he can dedicate himself more fully to the band. This statement is followed by severeal images from Tony?s day, which include (but are not limited to) Tony cooking, golfing, and chasing a ball around the pool. Read more…

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Boys to Men – Mission: Manband Episode 4 Recap

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Last night’s Man Band was a cruel exercise in humiliation. When Miss Kate forced the guys to perform at the Orlando Magic half-time show against their will, that was one thing. Everyone was expecting to be booed. And booed they were. But when Miss Kate pointlessly, antagonistically made them listen to radio jocks tear their performance to shreds the following morning, that was something else. And when she made them watch a tape of the show, that was the camel that broke the straw’s back. Read more…