Ash?s Dad Shoppin? Baby Pics for $1 Mill!
Reporters asking the singer if she’s preggers is “inappropriate,” but her dad trying to milk her for cash is not? Blegh. No wonder Nick Lachey ran away!? [NYP]
Britney Back in the Studio
BritBrit is taking voice lessons and recently played around in the studio for “fun.” Two years too late?? [E Online]
Gwyneth Reveals Post-Partum Depression
Gwynnie has fessed up to suffering from PPD after her second tot was born, and blames it on cutting back on her acupuncture treatments. Just when we were about to sympathize, she adds that?!? [Us]
Cam Diaz Mourns the Passing of her Father
The actress’s dad unexpectedly died this week after a bout with pneumonia. Our condolences.? [People]
Tori Spelling: Gay Icon?
The 90210 star says “I’m a huge fan of gays!” and fancies herself the next Barbara Striesand. Is she serious?? [Reuters]
Twenty-two years after the cat dragged ‘em in, Poison is heading back out. Led by our own Rock of Love wild man, the guys with the big hair and the hooky metal riffs are spending a big chunk of the fairest season cruising from city to city on a romp they’re calling the “Live, Raw & Uncut Summer Tour.” It’s sync’d up to a product, natch. A CD/DVD set with the same title hits the racks in June; this time ’round it’s all about the concert and the hits. Maybe Bret will be filming some of the action for the alleged big rock road show he’s been mentioning in interviews.
Make the jump to see if he’s stomping near you.
The Ashlee pregnancy buzz isn’t shutting up, and the pop star hasn’t been much help in stopping it, either. Her future hubby called the rumors a “witch hunt” earlier in the week, and Ash addressed the drama during her appearance on MTV’s TRL, giving the world’s most vague statement ever.? “I just think it’s an inappropriate question to ask any woman,” the singer told MTV News. “For me, that’s something that I didn’t ever want to respond to, because I think it’s an inappropriate question. Some things, you want to keep personal, and I think that when people deny [reports that they're pregnant], it’s probably because it’s something they want to keep personal.”
Ummmm, so basically, she’s pregnant? Even though she’s not offering any concrete info, People magazine joined the ranks of tabloids (including Us and OK!) who have “confirmed” Ash’s pregnancy with an anonymous source. They even go so far as to allege that she and Pete will be married in May at a friend’s house in La Jolla, Cali. So here’s a congratulations to the happy couple – for whatever happens to be true!
Oh man. Chili is seriously asking for an ass-whupping from Usher‘s wife Tameka. The TLC singer recently revealed that of all the men she’s loved and lost – including Marlon Wayans – her ex Usher was the one she was meant to be with. Too bad he had all those “confessions” that prevented their relationship from really working out. Even Chili knows Tameka’s not gonna like what she has to say – let’s just hope she’s in hiding somewhere! Check out her revelation below. Think there’s a chance they’d ever get back together?
“Lord, Tameka gonna be trying to fight people. But honestly I will say, although Marlon is the one that got away, Usher is the one that I truly did love. Like that was truly my first adult love. I love him very much and I will always love him. I don?t know how you love someone that deeply and just stop loving them. I?m not in love with him anymore but I can?t say that I don?t love him anymore. And of course I do want him to be happy and all but me and him had what I never had in any of my other relationships, and that was chemistry. Even in that picture that you have up. Any picture that you see with the two of us, you see it. It?s just there! I could be standing next to him til this day and people will be like ?Wow?. It?s not that you are wondering if we are back together again, it?s just that we look like we just go together.”
It’s Mariah Carey Day around the world, as her album E=MC? drops today with much fanfare. Yesterday our favorite diva showed up on Oprah to give the talk queen a personal tour of her massive NYC house. Our favorite spot in her lair? Mariah’s effing lingerie closet, which you can gawk at in the video clip above. She really IS just like us common folk! Mimi has like, a billion sexy nighties, which is a good thing because it’s rumored that she might have a new boy toy just waiting to see her strip down to something more comfortable. The singer’s been spotted recently getting close with the multi-talented hottie (and heartbreaker) Nick Cannon. Sure, her rep’s denying that they’re together, but they were just in Vegas last night acting chummy! And let’s be real – there’s nothing like celebrating a hit album with a little booty call, right?
Not only are the Kooks an incredibly talented indie rock outfit, they’re also really nice guys. So nice, in fact, that they’re giving you — for free! — the first single off their album Konk, out today. To find out more about the skinny-jeaned chaps, check out the interview we did with them about the road, Courtney Love, and drinking until they pass out.
|Editor’s Note: Entries are no longer being accepted. The submissions phase ended April 24 at noon (EST). Check back soon to read the winning poems.
Anyone can go to see a superstar in a huge venue — that’s easy. But it’s a rarity to catch the queen of pop in a much cozier joint. If you’re a Madonna fan and a decent poet, you’ve got a shot at making this dream come true. Our “4 Lines To See Madonna” contest is all about celebrating the arrival of the singer’s new Hard Candy on April 29. We’ll select two winners, and they’ll each get a pair of tickets for an exclusive performance at New York’s intimate Roseland Ballroom on April 30.
Here’s the deal: you submit a four-line poem about Madonna in the comments section below. It can rhyme, not rhyme, be about her fashion sense, be about a song, or be about a particular era of her storied career. Hey, it can be about any aspect of Madonna’s life that moves you. We’ll check entries through noon of April 24, and decide on two winners. Transportation to NYC is not provided. But once you’re here, there will be two tickets waiting for you.
Feel free to submit more than one entry. We?ll contact the winning poets on April 25 via the email that you include on the “Mail” field of the comments section. (This email will not be made public.) Download the official rules here. You’ll be judged on outrageousness, musical knowledge, and crazy-ass rhymes. Need an example to get you started? You got it.
You’ve sung about sex and spiritual stuff
You’ve proven for years that you take no guff
Now that you’re in the Rock Hall of Fame
Everyone knows, that girl you’ve got game.
Check another example after the jump.
Seems like getting knocked up is THE most popular trend in Hollywood these days, right behind Balenciaga bags and wide-leg jeans. The latest starlet to jump on the baby bandwagon? None other than the newly-engaged Ashlee Simpson!? Us Weekly is confirming that the singer is pregnant, through an exclusive source (Jessica Simpson, we are on to you!). We’re not sure how this will affect Ashlee’s upcoming album – dropping the same day as Mariah’s on April 22 – but hey, if Gwen can tour while pregnant, anyone can! Congrats are in order to the happy couple, obvs. Their future offspring is so lucky – it already has a crazy aunt!
Piano-playing siren Alicia Keys recently opened up to Blender magazine on everything from her conspiracy theories to her sexual side on her latest album, As I Am. Here are a few of the things we learned from Blender‘s cover story.
1. Alicia Keys almost lost her mind to make this record. “I’m the best wall builder that ever lived. These people were coming at me, asking me things, and they really didn’t care about me, but I had to give them everything. What did I have left for myself?” The result was that both Keys and her music got dark and weird. “I was hanging off the edge of a cliff. Something had to give, or I was gonna lose my mind.”
2. Gangsta Rap is a government tool. “Gangsta rap was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other,” says Keys.
3. Alicia’s discovered her sexual side. “I’m discovering my sexual side. I recorded this song – it’s supersimple: just piano, Rhodes keyboard and a kick drum. It’s so sensual. It moves you,” she says. Jeff Robinson, her manager, wasn’t exactly a fan: “he popped out of his seat halfway through. He said: ‘we do not record songs like this!’”
Brit?s Ex-Boyfriend Adnan Attacked!
Someone allegedly stabbed Britney’s paparazzi Romeo, Adnan Ghalib, in the arm this weekend. Who would want to hurt this sweet, innocent man?? [DListed]
LiLo Bashes Jessica Simpson for Sexy Mag Cover
Linds was caught mocking JesSimps’ Esquire cover (where she poses as a sexy 60′s pin-up), growling, “I? so already did that.” Er, Linds – you’ve so already done a lot of things. [NYDN]
Cate Blanchett has Baby, Gets No Cash for Pics
The uber-talented actress has popped out another kid, and guess what – there are no million dollar baby pics of her new son! Now that’s how respectable stars do it.? [Us]
Nina Garcia Auffed at Elle
Nina is out at her job as top dog at Elle magazine. Does this mean she’s off the Runway too?? [E Online]
Beyonce and Jay-Z Hide Their Rings
Come on guys! We just want a peek of the bling. Pretty please?? [TMZ]