Congrats are in order to Jessica Simpson! Her movie, Blonde Ambition, which was a total bomb in the US, is the number one movie in the Ukraine this week! The budget flick (which also stars Luke Wilson in the biggest career mistake of his life) opened only in texas theaters and grossed just $1,771 it’s debut weekend. But clearly we Americans don’t know a good film when we see one. Over in the Ukraine, the movie managed to rake in a whopping $253,008 last weekend. Now keep in mind Spider-Man 3 raked in $151,116,516 it’s opening weekend, but whose counting?! What could possibly explain the popularity of this admittedly crappy flick? An expert throws down some knowledge: “The former Soviet nations have a sweet tooth for straight-up comedies,” Conor Bresnan, editor in chief of Box Office Mojo International, reveals.”When these comedies have big name celebrities like Jessica Simpson’s, that’s all that’s needed to sell the movie. Russian and Ukrainian audiences have an even bigger urge for escapism than Americans.”
Jessica Simpson – and her papa – thank you, people of the Ukraine. Now she can afford that Louis Vuitton carrying case for her dog. [People]
Did Sam Lutfi Drug his BFF Britney?
Cops are trying to figure out of Sam doped up Brit to keep her under his control. Um, totally?? [TMZ]
Janet Jackson: Ready to Wed JD
Is the third time down the aisle gonna be a charm for Ms. Jackson? The singer recently started shopping for wedding dresses, which will hopefully be wardrobe malfunction-free.? [NY Post]
Spencer Pratt?s Got Heidi Under his Thumb
The blonde man-diva is reportedly shopping around for a new reality deal (not at MTV!) and doing all the talking for his lady-friend. [NY Post]
Pink Says She & Hubby are Still Pals
Nobody cheated, there’s no anger and the couple is still totally best friends for life. Is there a script floating around Hollywood for this sort of thing?? [People]
Amy Winehouse Sings for Blake at Brits
Wino wailed on a couple of songs at the Brit Awards last night, and did her usual shout out to her incarcerated husband. But hey, and least she’s not slurring her words.? [DListed]
- Michael Lohan hates Lindsay’s boobie pics, while her mom calls ‘em “tastefully done.” No wonder their marriage ended in divorce. [People, DListed]
- Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are creating a video game. If we can fight them, we’ll play. [Us]
- Paula Abdul‘s new music video is 80′s-awesome. Straight up! [Popsugar]
Is it just us or has Katherine Heigl started taking herself to seriously? [Jezebel]
Jessica Simpson is like totally going to marry Tony Romo. Get the cameras ready! [Us]
Here come those golden nuggets of baby that Jennifer Lopez has been lugging around for nine months! The Gigli star is currently holed up giving birth in her private room at the North Shore University Hospital, where she is presumably being fanned by a small army of male models and fed grapes by an endangered monkey, as an assistant does all the pushing for her. The room sat empty for two weeks before J. Lo arrived, complete with plush leather couches and beefed up security. Hospital staff even supposedly ran drills to prepare for a possible Lopez-Anthony baby kidnapping. Rats! They foiled my plan!
Clearly, Jenny thinks she is the unofficial Queen of America, but she may be the only one at her coronation. People mag has reportedly offered Lopez $6 million for exclusive photos of her kids that will go in their US edition only, and OK! has forked over a bundle for the international rights. But why didn’t they go for the right to print the photos here in the States? One unimpressed expert responds: “Look at her track record with her movies, and look at her album sales. The U.S. market hasn?t been fascinated with her in some time,? the source said. ?It makes more sense to not spend a fortune on photos that won?t cause a noticeable increase on the newsstand. This just isn?t going to sell like Shiloh (Jolie-Pitt), and $6 million is a lot of money.?
Flavor Flav may be an expert at choosing a hottie from a harem, but he also knows all about the beats that are needed to bring a rap track to life. All those years watching the Bomb Squad do their thing with Public Enemy didn’t go to waste – no way. So we’re giving at-home producers a chance to hit the studio with our main man. The Track contest lets beatmeisters submit their stuff and have it heard by the world. The person who wins the whole shebang will be flown to L.A. to perfect their creation with the help of Flav himself. Submissions are open through March 14. The time to get going is right now.
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A few weeks back, Mary J. Blige came in and filmed her very own Storytellers, playing the hits from What’s the 411? on up to her latest Growing Pains. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul shared the stories behind all the songs, and on Monday, February 25th at 8 p.m., VH1 is airing the show. Check back on Friday when we’ll have a few sneak cuts of songs that didn’t make the show.
The world of celebrity boning caught on tape has just hit rock bottom. Gene Simmons – the 58-year old KISS frontman – has made a sex tape, and it’s not with Shannon Tweed, his partner of 20+ years. The lady in question is one of the spokesmodels for Frank’s Energy Drink, which Gene also promotes. We can’t say we’re surprised by any of it (after all the old rumor is that Gene’s bedded over 1000 ladies in his lifetime), but we’re certainly a little nauseuas from looking at the pics available online. It’s not that Gene’s too old for sexing up the ladies, it’s just that he’s kinda gross, but thankfully he keeps his t-shirt on the entire time. As for Elsa, she’s obviously one classy lady – she rocked her platform flip flops during their romp.
If you can handle it, the tape is available over at GenesSecret.com (NSFW, obvs). Too bad it’s not that much of a secret anymore! Fans of Gene’s tongue may also be disappointed – from what we could see his legendary appendage didn’t make a cameo in the video’s preview.
No One Bought Xtina?s Baby Pix
People mag paid big bucks for the singer’s baby pics, but no one’s buying the issue. Blame Shiloh!? [NY Post]
Nicole Richie, Spanx Addict
The super skinny new mom isn’t dieting, she’s keeping her waist under control with two pair of Spanx. Whatever works!? [Ok!]
Poor Paris Banned from Oscars
The “actress” was hoping to be taken seriously enough to attend the posh awards ceremony, but b*tch has been blacklisted. Finally, a decision from the Academy that we agree with.? [DListed]
Eva and Lindsay Piss Off PETA
The starlets top the activists’ worst-dressed list due to their love of dead-animal fashion. [Us]
Britney Still Baby-less For Now
Even though her weave’s on the mend and she’s been banned from driving, the judge in her custody case denied the pop star visitation with her kids. Well, there’s always the pet store.? [DListed]
- Pink and that dude she married are getting a divorce. We’d feel a little bit sadder if we were actually surprised by this. [Us]
- No one wants to see The Hottie and the Nottie except Paris Hilton. Finally, our generation does something smart! [DListed]
- Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore look better when made of wax. These statues probably act better, too. [Just Jared]
The Jolie-Pitts go skiing in Mammoth; Jennifer Aniston auditions a new sperm donor. [PopSugar, FoxNews]
- Bindi Irwin has been turned into a doll. What do you think – terrifying or totally adorable? [Jezebel]
- Ohhhh – check out these celebrity mansions. Who knew Alyssa Milano could afford such things? [Cityrag]
The incredibly talented Sara Bareilles is out on the road with James Blunt on the You Oughta Know Tour. We asked the piano-playing phenom to give us updates from the road, and given that she’s such a sweetheart, she obliged. In her first installment, Sara tells us what she did on Valentine’s Day, and why having a tour bus might not be all it’s cracked up to be.
I’m sitting in the front lounge of our beautiful new bus, and it’s Valentine’s night. I wish I was out celebrating with friends but I’m nursing a cold instead of a beer. Needless to say, I’m so excited to be a part of this VH1 You Oughta Know Tour. The shows have all been sold out so far, and I know that both James Blunt and I have been thrilled with the whole experience. We are getting to play INCREDIBLE venues and there are so many wonderful listeners coming out to support. But since it’s more fun to hear the sordid details than how perfect everything is…