It’s apparently Leak Week here on the internet, and it looks like Ashlee Simpson is the latest pop star to have a new song sneak its way onto the web. The alleged name of her new jam is “Murder,” which is what your gonna wanna do to your ears after listening to her whiny, nasal-y voice for three minutes. Look out. [via DListed]
Brangelina Bolts From Big Apple
Now you see them, now you don’t. The Bran Clan jets from New York City and heads to…who knows? Disney World? Paris? The moon? They just can’t seem to settle down. [JustJared]
Britney Fakes Her Toned Abs
Reports reveal that the singer used “ab-defining spray” to give the illusion of a toned tummy. Sounds like a Criss Angel magic trick! [Us Weekly]
Eve Thirsty for Free Vodka
Eve’s booze-monitoring ankle bracelet is off, and she’s out celebrating her love of all things alcoholic out on the town. Sounds appropriate – for getting in trouble with the law again.? [NYPost]
Diddy?s Diamonds Goin? to Court
The hip hop mogul is going to court for assault and must bring his diamond rings with him, so his accuser can see if the size and shape of the jewels match his
injuries bling-juries. [E Online]
Mary-Kate Olsen Runs Around Naked
The actress takes the lead over her sister in their “Which Twin is More Fun” Contest after revealing that she loves to run around her house dressed only in jewelry. [Us Weekly]
Jonesing for music on your television set? You?ve come to the right place, rockers! Check out our shortlist below. For more extensive listings, read VH1?s Rock on TV schedule daily.
Gridlock’d, 12 a.m. (EST), Showtime Showcase: In one of the last junkie epics ’90s, Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth and Thandie Newton wrestle with heroin and health-care — getting off the one and getting on to the other. It’s one of the last things Tupac filmed before he died, and the film showcases his remarkable charisma. Fans of spoken-word poetry, jazz and abject melodrama, take note.
The Jimmy Kimmel Show (with Kanye West), 12:05 a.m. (EST), ABC: Chances are that Immature Little Mr. Temper Tantrum will most probably not cancel on Jimmy (the way he did earlier with a few other shows), but Kanye’s going to have to be nothing short of miraculous to win us back after all the garbage he’s spewn in the press, the trash he talked at the VMAs, and the absurd non-event that is the fight between him and 50 Cent. As an artist, Kanye’s . . . ok. As a role model, he sucks pretty hard. Don’t you think?
In an interview with Complex, Ja Rule rants against the media’s persecution of hip-hop, and suggests that gay people make much better punching bags.
“There’s a f***ing black kid right now about to get 25 years for having a fight with some white kids over hanging the nooses over the white tree, let’s get to that. Let’s get into s*** like that, because that’s what’s tearing up America, not me calling a woman a bitch or a hoe on my rap songs. And if it is, then we need to go step to Paramount, and f***ing MGM, and all of these other motherf***ers that’s making all of these movies and we need to go step to MTV and Viacom, and lets talk about all these f***ing shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality, that my kids can’t watch this s***. Dating shows that’s showing two guys or two girls in mid-afternoon. Let’s talk about s*** like that! If that’s not f***ing up America, I don’t know what is.“
It should be pointed out that Ja Rule’s shirtless, cartoonishly butch antics in his videos have done just as much to promote homosexuality.
You feel me? It’s funny how a homophobe can come off so…gay.
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As you can see in the shot above (and the gallery below), taken at a New York Virgin Megastore yesterday, Kanye West is busy at work promoting the release of Graduation. But, according to the New York Post, he isn’t promoting-promoting it. The Post cites three recent cancellations from Kanye — a Today show performance last week, and TRL and Letterman spots that were to go down yesterday — as an indication of Kanye’s ballooning arrogance.
The paper surmises that his thought process could be something like, “I don’t even have to promote my album for people to buy it.” While it’s fun to think that Kanye’s delusions may have reached self-destructive heights, it’s probably not the case. Fame whoring is as crucial to Kanye’s career as laying down beats — you can be sure that only the most extreme circumstances would keep him from in front of the camera (his publicist says that problems with the production of his act were the cause of the Today cancellation). He’s doing this for us, people. And by “us,” I mean “him.” [New York Post / All images: Getty]
Britney Spears and Madonna have been threatened with forcible Islamic conversion and, if that doesn’t work, death. The hate-slinging comes courtesy of Muhammad Abdel-Al, mouthpiece and senior leader of the Popular Resistance Committees, a militant Palestinian organization that reps the Gaza Strip. According to a new book, Schmoozing With Terrorists, Mo promises that, “if these two prostitutes keep doing what they will do, we of course will punish them…We can stone them and even we can kill them.” He’s also quoted as having proclaimed:
“If I meet these whores I will have the honor ? I repeat, I will have the honor ? to be the first one to cut the heads off Madonna and Britney Spears if they will keep spreading their satanic culture against Islam.“
Leave it to religious fundamentalists to take music criticism to a new level. They often get called out by Westerners for being “backwards,” but clearly, they are innovators. [WorldNetDaily / Image credit: Getty]
Britney’s VMAs Flop: Conspiracy Theories
Britney’s Fans Are Crazier Than She Is
Brit Chugged Booze Instead of Rehearsing
Brit’s Excuses: The Dog Ate My Performance
VMAs Recap: What Happened in Vegas…
Britney Spears Goes For the Man Meat
Britney Spears Bombs on the VMAs
She used to be known as Eve of Destruction, but these days Eve’s in far chipper spirits. The former first lady of the Ruff Ryders is about to release her fourth album, Here I Am, which features Eve actually singing, plus the talents of Adam Levine, Shakira and Swizz Beatz, among many, many others. We can’t wait to see what the paw-printed princess has planned, but judging from “Tambourine” and the video for that song, we’re in for a Technicolor dream-world that’s rainbow colored, sexy and totally toned. Eve’s always been a force to be reckoned with. She’s a musician first, but also has had a fledgling clothing line (Fetish), a UPN sitcom (Eve) and numerous film appearances. She’s had her fair share of scandals, too: There was a sex-tape circulated around the Internet, and earlier this year, she was arrested for a DUI. While she was in prison, Sean Penn came to visit her, which sparked a flurry of rumors about their relationship, none of which appear to be true. What is true is that we can’t wait for Eve’s new album, and that she’s definitely a beauty. Check her out here, and don’t forget to tune in when she hosts the Vibe Awards on Wednesday, November 14. It’s going to be hottt.
Robert Plant told NME about the probable Zep reunion a week or so ago, and the buzz has been bouncing around the world. Now the band itself has confirmed it. On November 26 in London, Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham will convene to explode one of classic rock’s most cherished songbooks. The charity concert, which also features Pete Townshend, Paolo Nutini, Foreigner, and Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, is a celebration of beloved Atlantic Records founder and famed producer Ahmet Ertegun (check out this great documentary of Ertegun’s accomplishments). Tickets are available by ballot only. A Website on which to register is forthcoming. Mothership, their latest greatest hits disc, will be released on November 13.
Why are Zep fans so excited? Kick up the volume of your computer and cruise through these fab videos to reacquaint yourself with the foursome’s power.
If you have two eyes and watched Britney move around on the VMAs stage like a tired raver trying to dance at 10AM after a night of hardcore clubbing, you’ll know that there really is no conspiracy involving her crappy performance. Britney straight up sucked it, but the excuses and stories keep pouring in placing the blame for Brit’s disaster on anyone and anything. We break ‘em down below, and all they really prove is that Brit is still a sloppy mess with ratty hair.
The Boot Heel:
Theory – Britney’s boot heel snapped at the beginning of the performance (check out the video “proving” this theory above).
Response - Maybe, but a broken boot heel doesn’t put a glazed look in one’s eye.
Theory - Ken Paves – Jessica Simpson’s elfish hair stylist – was supposed to do Brit’s mane but quit at the last minute, after Brit was difficult to work with. So the singer supposedly styled her own hair with extensions from Jessica Simpson’s Hair-U-Wear line.
Response – So that’s why her hair looked so cheap! It’ still no excuse for forgetting how to lipsynch.
The Fat Pig:
Theory - MTV wanted Britney to wear a “form-flattering corset,” but Brit opted for that bikini number instead. Shortly before the show, she had an epiphany: She no longer has the body of a teenager.
Response - This doesn’t explain her failure on-stage, but maybe why she supposedly cried ?Oh, my God, I looked like a fat pig! I looked like a fat pig!? as she ran off-stage after her flop. Brit – for the record, you may have sucked, but you looked nice n’ healthy in that fugly bikini.
[Video via DListed]
Lindsay: Back in Court
Even though she’s in rehab, LiLo can’t escape the law, as the actress is being forced back to court to deal with a 2005 car accident. It’s almost like she’s addicted to driving like an idiot. [E Online]
Pics: Is That a J. Lo Baby Bump?
The starlet looks like she’s got a tiny baby bulge behind that fancy dress (check out the pic!). Is there a little Lopez on the way? [Just Jared]
Ashlee’s Two Men Duke It Out
Simpson’s dad and boyfriend battled with a nightclub bodyguard who pushed the starlet. Sounds real chivalrous – but what was she doing hanging with her father? [NYDN]
Timberlake Loses Voice, Cancels Shows
Aw, poor Justin. All that hollerin’ he did at the VMAs has finally caught up with him. Guess you can only bring so much sexiness back before it starts to wreck you. [Us Weekly]
MTV Attempts Peace with Kanye
The network tried to make nice with the whiny star, who vowed never to work with MTV again. Just give the guy a couple moon men so he’ll shut the eff up. [People]