Time for Eddie Murphy to watch his back! His ex-wife Nicole and ex-girlfriend Melanie Brown just happened to have a lunch date with each other yesterday at the most photographed celeb hangout in LA – The Ivy. In what was surely a calculated move, the babymamas brought along Zahra, Eddie’s youngest daughter from his first marriage, and Angel, his baby daughter with the Spice Girl. The meet and greet and eat came just a day after Mel and her lawyer announced that they were suing Eddie’s butt for some child support cash. It’s serious business when the exes join forces to gang up on a former flame, so Eddie better look out. There’s no underestimating the strength of GIRL POWER! [People. Images: Getty]
In the August issue of Sister 2 Sister, (aka, the best magazine evarrrrr!) 50 Cent touches on his years-old beef with Lil’ Kim. He clears the air about as well as an AK-47, first proclaiming that there isn’t any beef and then proceeding to insult her. He’s always into something! Says Fiddy:
“I don’t have beef with her. She just had bad people around her. I think when a woman presents herself as a woman, she deserves special treatment. And then when she get beside — when it’s, ‘F*** that!’ then it gets different. Then I start feeling like she’s a man. So she gets the same treatment that you would treat a guy that was being disrespectful.“
50 never reveals exactly what that “treatment” is, and interviewtrix Jamie Foster Brown doesn’t ask. Maybe she was too scared to? [Sister 2 Sister / Image credit: Getty]
Apparently Tim McGraw has got that “special something” that drives fans to totally violate his personal space. Earlier this week video surfaced of a lady-fan grabbing his junk (followed by a serious verbal beatdown from his wife Faith Hill), and now there’s a new clip of an audience member accidentally grabbing a ring off his hand during a concert. Tim, like his wife, doesn’t stand for it, and stops singing to continuously demand his jewels back. Maybe McGraw needs to put up some sort of barrier between himself and the audience when he performs – that’ll give Faith some time to teach ‘em all about class!
Pics: Rihanna heats up Maxim Cover
You might need an umbrella to shade yourself from the hotness of these new Rihanna pics, taken for the German issue of Maxim. [Just Jared]
Nicole: Headed to Paris? Jailhouse
The Lynwood Jail is just like Chateau Marmont – full of celebs who have done naughty things! It’s a good thing Paris and Nicole are used to sharing everything – clothes, boys, and now jail cells. [NY Daily News]
Jessica Simpson Can?t Get a Date
Even though she has the hot blond thing down, Jessica Simpson can’t find a date and is turning to a professional matchmaker for help. Somewhere Nick and Vanessa are laughing. [Life and Style]
Wow. This week’s covers of Life & Style and Us Weekly are practically identical. Who knew Sean and Jayden were old enough to say “Mama,” much less command help? And just what are the tots so upset about? According to US, Britney shoves bottles of juice in her babies’ mouths, causing some major teeth yellowin’. Brit’s solution? A source alleges that the pop star, “asked an L.A. dentist if he would whiten her kid?s teeth!”
Life & Style’s report is no better. Apparently Brit chain smokes in front of her boys, and “when Brit misplaces her pack of cigarettes, she?ll actually turn to Sean and say, ?Baby, where are Mama?s lollipops??” says a source. “Sean runs, gets her cigarettes and brings them back to her.”
Give these kids to K-Fed! Hell, give them to that other dude Britney married in Vegas back in 2004. Brit’s not yet a girl, a woman, or a good mother. These two boys are gonna be the Nick and Aaron Carters of 2025, complete with tribal arm band tattoos and a reality TV show. Thanks Mommy! [Images: Us Weekly, Life & Style]
Lots of imagination is going into submissions for The Score, our contest to find a track that will become the theme music for this year’s Hip Hop Honors show. Like we figured, there are plenty of beatmeisters out there with cool ideas. Turns out that it’s all about variety.
ARS631, a dude from Queens, NY, has got the evil church organ thingee in “Shut Up.
Danny from Savannah, GA is going dreamy on “What Now.”
Rendaheatmonsta, a NoCal knob-twirler, kicks it electro stylee with “House of Rave.”
DJSAT gets his symphony on with the string-centric vibe of “Classical Beat.”
HeavyComponent (“Brooklyn all day every day”) goes for ominous street stuff on his “Gangsta and Simple.”
Have you been drilling down through the entries? What other producers have got you nodding? What other producers have dropped some odd sounds? Which submissions should we all be listening to?
Now here is a fight we’d like to see – crazy ol’ weave-wearing Britney Spears vs. stonefaced stick figure Posh Beckham. Please, Hollywood gods, let it happen! Apparently Posh is making a bad rep for herself in LA, where she recently pissed off the private peeps at the Chateau Marmont by informing the paparazzi of what time she’d be arriving at the celeb-friendly hotel. Last week Britney turned up to hang at the hot spot, but left when she was told the only table available was next to the Spice Girl. Ouch! If you’re getting dissed by Britney Spears, you know something’s up. Maybe she was just worried the couture-clad Posh would call the fashion police on her. Feud on, ladies, feud on! [NY Daily News. Image: Getty]
The big-voiced mom-to-be has canceled her New Zealand “Back to Basics” Tour, after a “bad flu virus” has rendered her unable to move, much less perform. The singer apologized in a statement to her fans Down Under, saying she was “not been able to recover in time.” Xtina had already bailed on her shows the week before in Australia due to the same illness. Hopefully it’s just a virus and has nothing to do with her still unconfirmed baby, which according to Celebrity Baby Blog, is not due in December. They say that Christina is due sometime in January and does not yet know the sex of her child, contrary to earlier reports that the star is expecting a girl. Fingers crossed that it’s a lady and we can hold our breath for some sort of torrid love triangle with Sean Preston and Jayden James in twenty years. Scandalous moms make scandalous babies – we hope! [PopCrunch, CBB . Image: Getty]
As if she hadn’t cemented her status as every indie dude’s fantasy, Scarlett Johansson is working on her debut album with members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek. This news comes on the heels of her reported Tom Waits cover album and her Coachella performance with the Jesus and Mary Chain. As reported by the Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana, the Lost in Translation star spent 33 days recording at Dockside Studio. Owner Steve Nails described the album as, “a theater, big screen. Lots of heavy bass tones in it. Without a bass guitar, we used all kind of different instruments to create these sounds. It was a great experiment. Very avant garde. She sounds like Marilyn Monroe.” Which seems like a no-brainer comparison to us. We’re guessing there won’t be any Justin Timberlake duets.[Pitchforkmedia / Image credit: Getty]
Apparently, you can tell Kanye West…something. The notoriously arrogant producer-rapper-dandy reveals to Marc Ecko in the August/September issue of Complex that he not only reads blogs, he enjoys them. “I have a pessimist with me all the time,” says Kanye, giving an example of a way he keeps himself in check. But who needs a pessimist in your entourage when you have a laptop? Kanye continues:
“Man, it takes a really strong person to read the blogs; it’s just no holds barred. So if you’re feeling good about yourself and you want to feel like s***, go to the blogs. It’s good to have a place for someone to have unabashed opinions. Even if they’re dissing me or I’m the butt of jokes, I respect people giving their real opinion.“
How refreshing it is to see a blast of humility from a star like Kanye. But did you notice that he prefaces it all by calling himself “strong?” I’ll spare him my real opinion on this.