by (@katespencer)

Britney’s Meltdown to be Front Page News

britneyspears072407.jpgTMZ reported yesterday that Britney had been a total mess during her self-arranged photo-shoot and interview with OK! Magazine. How bad could it be? Apparently so bad that she ordered chicken wings and wiped her hands on the expensive Gucci dress she was wearing. She also made numerous mood-altering trips to the bathroom, displayed erratic and paranoid behavior and cleaned up her dog’s number 2 mess with a Chanel dress. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Oh boy.

Today OK! has revealed that instead of doing their best to paint Brit in a good light, the mag is going to show what she was truly like on the day of the shoot – haute couture dog poop clean-up and all. The magazine’s editor in chief told TMZ, “OK! Magazine spent a heartbreaking day with Britney Spears and witnessed first-hand an emotional cry for help that will leave you shocked and sad.”

And also probably really relieved that you’re not her kid. [Image: Getty]

by (@katespencer)

Lohan Arrested Again for Booze & Coke

lohan_mugshot_070724_sm1.jpgAs you can see from Lindsay’s facial expression in her mug shot taken early this morning, this latest scandal is a total mess. The news is still pouring in from Los Angeles, but here’s what we’ve gathered so far:

  • Lindsay was arrested at around 2:15 AM in Santa Monica after cops got a call about two cars chasing each other. Lindsay, driving a white Denali, was chasing a Cadillac Escalade.
  • Lilo failed a “walk the line” sobriety test and was arrested for a DUI. Her blood alcohol level was between a .12 and .13, well above the .08 legal limit.
  • Upon her arrest, cocaine was found in her pants.
  • She was also driving on a suspended license.
  • TMZ says she was also busted for “transporting a narcotic into a custodial facility,” which must have something to do with the blow. But what janitor’s closet was she in?

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by (@katespencer)

Tuesday: Diddy Pours His Heart Out; Paris Finally Gives to Charity

diddy072407.jpgDiddy Deals with Heartache in New Song
After getting kicked to the curb by his longtime girlfriend Kim Porter, the lady’s man reaches out to his ex in his new song, “Through the Pain . . . a k a Kim Porter.” [NY Post]

Drew Carey: New Price Is Right Host
Drew Carey, come on down! You’re the next host of everyone’s favorite kitschy game show The Price Is Right. [People]

Pics: Lindsay?s Sexy Dance Moves
The hot-bodied starlet is learning to tango for her new film, “Dare to Love Me.” Let’s hope she’s sober, cuz these moves look hard to do while drunk. [DListed]

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by (@katespencer)

Kate Moss: Scared of Her Own Sex Tapes

Kate Moss and Pete DohertyKate Moss and her junkie ex-boyfriend Pete Doherty apparently made a bunch of sex tapes back when they were in love. Say it with me now: gross gross gross gross gross! Seriously, gross. There doesn’t seem to be anything appealing about a heroin addict and a coke-snorting model getting it on, but Kate is still worried the tapes could get sold and debut on a computer screen near you. A source reveals, “She has got rid of most of it. Six out of eight tapes have been destroyed. But she wanted to bury the lot before he could humiliate her by selling them or putting them on the internet…. And we all know what Pete can do when he?s desperate for a bob or two.?

Do we ever! Pete is “stick a needle in a random girl” nasty and loves his drugs – so much so that he’s reportedly headed back to rehab today. Kate really has nothing to worry about when it comes to the missing sex tapes, ‘cuz it’s doubtful anyone would want to endure a second of their sex life. Unless, of course, you’re a fan of bad teeth, greasy hair and dried up veins. Let’s hope she gets to them before Pete and his jonesin’, money-hungry fingers do! [Image: Getty]


Make The Hip-Hop Honors Soundtrack

The Score
Hey beatmeisters, it’s time to show-off your chops. Last year we were looking for MCs with Freestyle 59. This year we’re looking for producers with The Score – the contest that gives you the chance to make the soundtrack to this year’s Hip-Hop Honors show. Got a home studio? Got a computer? Put together a 60-second track that brings plenty of groove to the party. Our listeners will comment on their favorites, our judges will narrow down the field, and a winner will be chosen.

The prize? Studio time with Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson from the Roots. Together you’ll tweak the track so it can be used as the 2007 show’s theme. Some submissions are up already. Go give a listen and see what kind of competition lays ahead.

by (@katespencer)

Kelly Clarkson Saves Face

kellyclarkson072307.jpgAfter a drama-filled summer that included a fired manager, canceled tour and an alleged feud with her label head, Kelly Clarkson appears to be attempting to make amends with a recent message posted on her website. The pop rock princess writes:

“There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the release of “My December,” much of which has focused on a supposed feud with my record label, in particular, Clive Davis. I want to set the record straight on this by saying that I want my band, my advisors, those close to me and my record label to be one big, tightly knit family. Like any family we will disagree and argue sometimes but, in the end, it’s respect and admiration that will keep us together. A lot has been made in the press about my relationship with Clive. Much of this has been blown way out of proportion and taken out of context. Contrary to recent characterizations in the press, I’m well aware that Clive is one of the great record men of all time. He has been a key advisor and has been an important force in my success to date. He has also given me respect by releasing my new album when he was not obligated to do so. I really regret how this has turned out and I apologize to those whom I have done disservice. I would never intentionally hurt anyone. I love music, and I love the people I am blessed to work with. I am happy that my team is behind me and I look forward to the future.”

That all sounds well and good, but is it too late for the embattled star? Does she really mean what she says – or does she just want all the controversy to blow over so she can sell some records? [Us Magazine. Image: Getty]


Dance Fever, South Pacific Style

For the last couple of days, we’ve been having some good laffs at the way the jailbirds of a certain Phillipines detention center have spent their time recreating Jacko and company’s 1983 video opus. John Landis spent $800K making his dance troupe and camera operators get everything coordinated. Methinks that it wasn’t quite so expensive for the orange-clad scalawags who populate the prison.

by (@katespencer)

Britney’s Assistant Quits to Become Singer

Remember Britney’s cousin/assistant Alli Sims? You know, that kinda cute brown haired gal who was constantly spotted side by side with Britney, lugging around the pudgy Spears-Federline boys, wearing matching white dresses, and shopping for tacky outfits together? The once inseparable duo haven’t been spotted together in a while, and Brit has even been seen with a new blond assistant. But not to worry – there’s no trouble in Cheeto paradise. Alli’s just taking a little break from her cousin to work on her true passion – singing (everyone shudder together). Yup, Alli wants to be a pop star, and she’s got the web site – – to prove it. No word yet on if she has a decent voice, actual songs, an album or a record deal, but who needs that stuff when you have a sexy website – and a washed up singing cousin with wads of cash, ya’ll!

by (@katespencer)

Ja Rule and Lil Wayne Busted with Guns

Ja Rule and Lil Wayne Busted with GunsSunday was a bad night for two hip hop stars in NYC, after Ja Rule and Lil Wayne were arrested in separate incidents, both for being in possession of illegal .40 caliber guns. Ja Rule was the first to get busted when he was pulled over in his Maybach (a car so expensive and luxurious that you’ve maybe never even heard of it) for speeding. A quick search of his vehicle turned up the pistol and he and his two companions were arrested.

Only an hour later and a few blocks away, Lil Wayne was arrested after cops spotted him and another man near his tour-bus getting their toke on with some weed. His gun was also discovered, and the two men were charged with possession of marijuana and a weapon. Lil Wayne had just performed earlier in the evening at the Beacon Theater.

The two rappers are both currently awaiting arraignment at the Criminal Court in NYC. Word is the fashion police may also be filing complaints against the rappers – tiny moustaches and tear drop tattoos are in clear violation of trendy Big Apple fashion codes. Both styles are soooo last year. [Newsday/TMZ. Images: Getty]


50 Cent: Serving Beef


Earlier this week, New York magazine printed an interview with 50 Cent in which he sheds some light on his tendency toward beefing with…just about everybody who’s ever held a mic. When asked whether it would be worthwhile to occasionally take the higher ground and not get into petty dust-ups, Fiddy’s response is predictably along the lines of, “Nuh-uh, shawty.” Says 50:

I seen Jay-Z use those tactics countless times. He?ll just ignore the guy that?s being disrespectful. But I think a lot of them are like kids?if you don?t spank their hand and say stop, it gets worse. I think, better to give them an example of you ruining someone?s career, like I did with Ja Rule.

A man of his word, this month alone, 50 has verbally attacked Chamillionaire, Ghostface Killah and Master P (“None of those people sell records”) in this Spin interview, he’s called out Nas for being too literate (imagine a writer being a reader, too!) in XXL, and, most recently, he branded Lil Wayne a “whore.” His next trick? Releasing his long-delayed Curtis LP on the same day as Kanye West‘s Graduation (both are slated for a Sept. 11 release, if you can believe it). Institutionalized beef: innovative! As Kanye’s record is about 5,000 times more anticipated that Fiddy’s, do you think that getting his butt kicked on Soundscan will finally shut 50 up? It’s not likely, but we can hope, right? [New York / Image credit: Getty]