The 23rd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony took place in New York last night. Here are some of the evening’s best moments. Check out videos from the Inductees.
1. Justin Timberlake Brings Sexy Back.
Mr. Love Sounds made the word “induct” seem like the nastiet verb of the evening. He inducted Madonna with all the cheek you’d expect from a global pop star, telling tales about Madge helping him with a flu bug by ordering that he drop his pants and take a B-12 shot in the ass as the pair collaborated on M’s upcoming Hard Candy. He also shot an arrow or two at his ex. “The world is full of Madonna wannabes. I might have even dated a couple.”
2. Madonna Cops to Her Inner Punk & Dancefloor Druggin’
During a heartfelt acceptance speech, the singer explained her early days, learning to play drums to Elvis Costello records in the basement of an abandoned Queens synagogue and dropping a tab of ecstasy the night she jammed her demo tape into the hands of a Sire records A&R man. She also acknowledged her first big media explosion, “rolling around on the floor of the MTV awards with my ass hanging out.” During the wham-bam performance of “Burning Up” and “Ray of Light” by the Stooges, she was seen rocking along in the front row of the audience.
George Clooney?s Still Single
Don’t worry grandmas, the hunky actor isn’t engaged to his cocktail waitress girlfriend – yet. [Us]
Lindsay Lohan Hangs with Users
Insiders are worried that LiLo’s surrounding herself with a bunch of doped up hanger-ons. Like her mom? [PageSix]
Jessica Simpson: Sleeping in Barracks in Iraq
Jess wants the world to know that she’s roughing it in Iraq and is living just like the soldiers she’s visiting. Now pass her Louis Vuitton canteen! [People]
Madonna?s Drug Confessions
In her acceptance speech at the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Madge dished the deets on some of the best druggie moments in her career. We hope Lola was listening. [Us]
K-Fed Ordered to Stop Mooching
Brit’s lawyers are trying to get the Fedster to pay for his $500,000 worth of lawyer fees, which Brit is currently covering. All good things must come to an end, Kev! [MSNBC]
Kimora Lee Simmons already has two adorable little girls with her ex-husband Russell Simmons, but the starlet is about to add another little one to her crew. The Baby Phat designer and her boyfriend, super-hot actor Djimon Hounsou (who’s been nominated twice for an Oscar for his work in Blood Diamond and In America) are allegedly expecting a child together. We’re not totally sure if Kimora and Russell are officially divorced (they separated in the spring of 2006) but the pair is certainly way over, though they continue to work together amicably (Russ has got himself a hot new piece of arm candy too) . So hats off to Kimora! Fabulousity is even easier to reach when you’re knocked up.
Paris, Paris, Paris. We ALL know you’re dating Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden. We’re well aware that he is the identical twin brother of Nicole Richie‘s BF and baby-daddy, Joel Madden. And yes, the whole world knows that this is quite possibly the creepiest love-quad ever, and that if you all marry each other the earth will likely implode. So do you really need to rock a massive ring decorated with your man’s initials spelled out in hundreds of tiny diamonds? I mean, really. Subtlety is a nice touch. You should try it some time.
[All images: Getty]
Journalists interviewing Madonna at tonight’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will have some new specifics to play with. The titles to the tunes that populate Madge’s upcoming Hard Candy have been released. Some Prince lingo (“Give It 2 Me”) and a Fiddy cop (“Candy Shop”) are rounded out by a Sonny & Cher allusion (“Beat Goes On”). We’re still waiting to see what the artist, who’s always changing her look, does for cover art – stay tuned. And watch the entire RRHOF show on VH1 Classic this evening at 8:30 /7:30 c. Justin Timberlake will sing the praises of his pal, and the Stooges will salute her in song. Track listing after the jump.
They gave us “Thriller.” They gave us “Haruhi.” And now those Philippine detention dudes in the orange jump suits are rocking the hits by two revered one-hit wonders, Soulja Boy and MC Hammer. Break it down, y’all…
What tune should they choreograph next?
In unbelievable news for anyone who’s ever asked for early-warning fraud protection on their credit cards, identity thieves managed to steal Kurt Cobain‘s social security number and have purchased a $3.2 million New Jersey mansion in his name. The trouble is that Cobain has been dead since 1994, and even when he was alive, he wasn’t the biggest fan of buying stuff. According to Courtney Love, the criminals have also registered 188 credit cards in her name, and have made off with around $69 million from the couple and their daughter’s trust fund. Love writes on her MySpace page: “I find this whole thing so offensive because until Kurts social security number was checked noone took it seriously, but hey here is the Experian with 188 visas on it, thats not Bi Polar, that is reality .” We’re on Love’s side here, and are a little shocked that the use of Cobain’s name didn’t raise any red flags over at the credit reporting agencies. Maybe they were sleeping on the job? Maybe they were just asleep? That would help explain how Janis Joplin recently purchased a chain of fried chicken restaurants, and that Jimi Hendrix-owned cruise-line we keep hearing about.
Let’s assume that Mariah Carey doesn’t answer the doorbell wearing nothing but thigh-highs, panties, and push-up bra. Let’s also assume that the mansion in the singer’s new “Touch My Body” video isn’t her own. Some things are simply concocted for entertainment purposes, right? So where does Mariah really live? What does Mimi’s crib actually look like? Architectural Digest got to the bottom of that question. Its latest issue features a photo spread of Carey’s NYC triplex. Here are some shots of the place. Let’s assume that Glitter is rarely shown in the screening room, and don’t cry when you realize there are no pics of the white piano once owned by Marilyn Monroe.
Matt Damon Gonna be a Daddy, Again
The most normal guy in Hollywood is expecting baby number 2. Lucky kid!? [Dlisted]
Heidi Montag?s Mediocre Fashion Line Ready to Go
The Hills vixen is attempting to throw a launch party for her new line, but no one wants to host the bash.? Shouldn’t Spencer volunteer? [Page Six]
Pink Forgets her Hubby Troubles in Mexico
The singer is doing all the right things to let go of her ex. Now all she needs is a bottle of white wine, a fire for photo-burning and a really good girl mix.? [Page Six]
Heath?s Will Reveals No Money for Matilda
The actor’s papers were drawn up before he even dated Michelle, but his family has assured the world that his little girl will be well cared for. Phew.? [People]
K-Fed Bonds with Brit?s Dad
Jamie Spears and his ex son-in-law bonded recently over a little man talk and golf. Brit’s family sure loves K-Fed, but will Brit warm back up to him?? [Page Six]
Our You Oughta Know artist turned global superstar John Legend stopped by chez Colbert recently, singing a little valentine to the Lady of New York Harbor. There was love in the air, but some tension, too. Toward the end, the host said he just might kick the natty soul celeb’s “prom king ass.” Why must a woman come between friends? Y’all know we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Thriller, yes?