It’s over – the divorce drama and custody battle between Britney Spears and her ex Kevin Federline that has dragged for about a year now has finally ended. The end result? Kevin gets FULL CUSTODY of their sons Sean and Jayden. Britney will maintain her current visitation rights of one overnight and two visits each week.
You may recall that the couple started with a 50-50 split, which quickly turned into Kevin having sole custody of the kids while Brit hung with shady dudes like Sam Lutfi and suffered from various melt downs and bad weaves. Though they’ve successfully kept their custody case out of court for the time being, but the judge can always change things up, which means more drama for years to come. [People]
Wow, this sounds like almost as good a plan as fake-boning Alex Rodriguez for a sh*tload of publicity! Brit‘s already shot an appearance in Madonna‘s upcoming video, and apparently the aging pop queen wants her to show up on stage in one of her shows. But that’s not all! Madge reportedly is trying to orchestrate an appearance by Justin Timberlake as well (they collaborated on her album Hard Candy). A source reveals that, “Madonna is always trying to raise the bar and Britney and Timberlake on the same stage would be perfect.”
Madonna’s not trying to raise the bar, she’s realized her career is faltering finally, at fifty, and she’s using other people’s drama to keep her star from dying out. Why not just put out a good album again?
Did Alex Rodriguez have his wife followed and her phones tapped? That’s what Cynthia Rodriguez‘s lawyers are trying to find out, and for the sake of the salaciousness of this trial, we sure as hell hope so. The baller’s soon to be ex-wife and her lawyers have requested “any reports you have received from a detective, investigator or any other person based upon surveillance of your spouse,” and “All tape recordings and other evidence prepared from tape recordings made in connection with any wiretapping or electronic surveillance conducted by you or others on your behalf.”
Legal pros believe that C-Rod’s people wouldn’t have made a push for this info unless they believed that her hubby had spies casing her home and trailing her. And yes, it was probably Jason Giambi doing A-Rod’s dirty work. He hid behind that giant moustache of his and snapped pictures while C-Rod drowned her sorrows in fat-free frozen yogurt. A Yankee’s gotta work somehow!
While they duke it out, the real winner in all this is Madonna, of course, who is relishing all the attention she’s gained from A-Rod’s downfall. She’s even planning on heading to the All-Star game today to stir up more drama cheer on her “just-friend.” A source reveals, “She doesn’t care about the press it will get – she loves it. It just gets her more publicity for her upcoming Sticky and Sweet tour.” When will we learn, people? It’s all about her. Always.
Lindsay Lohan‘s not-so-secret half-sister has expressed thorrow that her thiblings do not know that she exisths, but now she can sleep easy – after her appearance on The Insider, the entire world will know exactly who she is! Is this tiny chick already more media savvy than her alleged big sister? Not to mention, it’s finally clear what kind of lady Michael Lohan likes: fame whores with country singer hair. Ashley, 13, and her mom snuggled together and wept tears of desperation for The Insider‘s cams, and the 30 second clip of tonight’s interview is better than I Know Who Killed Me in its entirety. Seriously, Ashley – whose father has yet to be confirmed via a paternity test – has got IT – you know, that moral-less void that leads redhead teens to crash cars high on coke and design $100 leggings.
Enjoy their attempt at garnering fame and hundreds of dollars above. [DListed]
Tonight, a sold-out crowd of 6,000 lucky fans watched The Who play an intimate, hour-long set of their most memorable songs at UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion. Incubus, Pearl Jam, The Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters and Tenacious D also took the stage and paid tribute to The Who by covering some of the band’s biggest hits. In addition to rockers, stars like David Duchovny, Rainn Wilson, Mila Kunis, Sean Penn and Adam Sandler were on hand to honor the most explosive band in rock.
Gaz Coombes of Supergrass joining Foo Fighers on stage for “Bargain.”
Rainn Wilson from The Office as the pinball wizard (“from Scranton down to Fresno, I must’ve played ‘em all”).
Wayne Coyne getting passed around the audience in an inflatable space ball.
Mila Kunis and her dress.
Tenacious D?s acoustic version of “Squeeze Box.”
Pearl Jam accompanied by a ten-piece string section on “Love, Reign O’er Me.”
Adam Sandler?s musical intro of The Who (to the tune of ?Magic Bus?).
Roger Daltrey?s trademark “Won?t Get Fooled Again” scream.
Jeremy Piven?s date might deserve an honorable mention. (No image available, unfortunately.)
Tune in to VH1 on Thursday July 17 at 9PM ET to see the entire show (and see it in HD on MHD) and check out VH1.com throughout the week to see sneak preview performances from Foo Fighters and The Who as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes interviews hosted by Rainn Wilson from The Office. After Thursday’s show, VH1.com will feature exclusive The Who songs that didn’t air on TV.
Rockers like Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl and the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne payed tribute to The Who this weekend along with reality TV stars like Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian. Below, check pics from Rock Honors’ red carpet and Intermix’s 3rd Annual VH1 Rock Honors VIP Party. Tune in Thursday, July 17 to watch the big show.
The stage is being set for Rock Honors: The Who at the Pauley Pavilion. I’m lucky enough to have an all-access pass, and walking around a day before the show, you can tell something big is in the air. The monitors are being tested and the psychedelic images are flowing ?- giant pulsating speakers, trees, planets — I see it all, man (and it totally makes sense). OK, so there may be one or two acid flashbacks in the course of reporting, but this isthe Who, and if you?ve seen the movie Tommy, we should be on the same page.
To find out what’s going on behind the scenes the day before the big show, take the jump.
Some of the biggest names in rock happen to be some of the foxiest females in the game. From Gwen and M.I.A. all the way back to Joan Jett and Stevie Nicks, girls can do everything boys can do — in heels. Check out our list of the hottest frontwomen in rock here, and don’t forget to tune in on Thursday, July 17 to watch the Who get honored by the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, the Flaming Lips and Incubus on Vh1.
Can’t wait that long? We’ll have exclusive photos from the event and sneak performances next week. Also enter our sweepstakes to win tickets to next year’s Rock Honors, and possibly see some of these sexy frontwomen up close.
Jen Aniston should know that snooping through your boyfriend’s sh*t is always going to lead to discovering something you don’t want to see – naked pics, a dream journal – so why is she digging around John Mayer‘s guitar case? Jen supposedly came upon a bunch of love letters written to the rocker from ex-flame Jessica Simpson, and she was reportedly “hurt.” Yeah, our eyes would hurt to having to look her chicken scratch. A source – probably Papa Joe Simpson – said the letters were “very touching and well written,” forgetting to add “for an idiot.” [NYP]
Poor Alex Rodriguez. He should have known what he was messing with when he fell in love with Madonna. This is a chick who married Sean Penn when she was like, 12! You don’t fall in love with Madonna. She chews you up and spits you out, and your remains become art. But the Yankee slugger doesn’t give a sh*t, telling his teammate (Please let it be Jason Giambi‘s moustache) that he’s in love with the singer and that Madonna is ?my (bleeping) soulmate, dude.?
Oh A-Rod, get over yourself. Madonna has a soulmate, and it’s herself.
Hungry for today’s latest on the A-Rod scandal? Here’s the scoop:
Lenny Kravitz was told by his manager (and Madonna’s) that he was going to “pimp out Madonna and A-Rod.” He disapproved and fired the guy, and then he ended up linked to A-Rod’s wife. Lenny’s pissed, naturally.