Radiohead: What eminently likeable rapscallions they are.
In addition to snookering the entire record industry by releasing their latest collection, In Rainbows, on their own, without the mitigation of label distribution and/or marketing (really makes you wonder whether Seinfeld needed to torture everyone with that Bee Movie campaign, doesn’t it?), the experimental British post-rockers topped Billboard’s album charts this past week. The amount of records sold was negligible — they didn’t even break 130,000 — but still, for a band that basically gave away its new album for free online, that’s not half bad. Because Radiohead loves you, they’ve released videos of them performing songs off their new album. Watch “Jigsaw” (above), “Unravel,” “Reckoner” and “Bodysnatcher” here now. The lo-fi charm is undeniable. Just try to deny it, and we’ll send 10 rabid Radiohead fans to your house now to explain why you’re wrong. They’ll do it, too. Trust us.
Adrien Grenier, better known as the allegedly sexy Vincent Chase on Entourage (personally I think he looks like one of the dudes on Cavemen), has been casing the country recently searching for some easy tail. Adrien allegedly propositioned a pair of pals in Miami over the holidays with, “Why don’t we just all go upstairs? I want to sleep with both of you.’?” He was also spotted hitting on a girl at a party in NYC by asking her name and occupation, followed by, “That’s cool. So how about we go home and I f*ck the sh*t out of you?”
Hard to resist, surely, but the girl shockingly turned him down. But now the dude has wised up and gone after someone of his own, er, caliber: Italian stallion rider, Lindsay Lohan. The pair reportedly went on a date this week in Beverly Hills, where their conversation surely flowed like the finest red wine:
Adrien:So, what do you do?
Lindsay: I’m an actor. You?
Adrian: I’m an actor too.
Lindsay: Cool. So…
Adrian: Yeah, so. Do you wanna go-
Lindsay: Yes, now.
Regarding the above post title, “it” could and does mean many things. She should bring herself, obvs, and her best behavior. She should probably also bring her meds, some smokes, a lighter, a secret stash of Cheetos and a bra. Maybe her sanity too. Because Monday’s custody could very well be the biggest day in Brit’s career as a mom – and as America’s favorite past time. Britney MUST attend the hearing, and if she does not show up or is difficult during the process (according to some insiders), she’ll never be able to lock herself in the bathroom with her kids again.
TMZ also reports that firefighters, police officers and medics will be testifying in court, and the sheriff’s department will be on stand-by in case Britney freaks out in court. SO basically, Monday is going to be the best day ever. Brit’s back from her 24-hour Mexico vacation with her boyfriend, and the two spent last night romantically driving around and hitting up gas stations. Maybe they’ll stay int his weekend and prepare for Brit’s big day? Eh, probably just the opposite.
Just because everyone’s all up K-Fed’s butt complimenting him for being a good parent doesn’t mean we want to him to create more of his special brand of hip-hop. Does anyone really even think that highly of him? The only reason he looks so good these days is because he’s being compared to Britney Spears, and that’s like comparing a car accident to a nuclear disaster. And while Federline is wise enough to not create another album himself, he’s apparently hard at work producing what are surely Popozao rip-offs. An insider says, “Kevin has been actively producing, nurturing new artists and doing it all from his home studio, so he can be there for his kids whenever they need him. He loves the music business and is committed to making it a career for himself, even if it’s not as a singer. He knows no one will ever take him seriously as a performer, so he’s working behind the scenes as a producer.”
Okay okay, that’s kinda sweet, but isn’t music made by K-Fed just as bad as music performed by K-Fed? He should stick to what he’s good at – making babies – instead.? [E Online]
Jessica Alba Totally Psyched About Baby Bump
She says of her life, “It’s the best time ever. I have two movies coming out, a baby, a fianc? ? everything.” This chick is the reason why girls hate other girls. [People]
Brit?s Kid Covered in Bruises, Bite Mark
Cops were worried, but it turns out Jayden got the bruises at K-Fed’s house and the bite from his older bro. And here we thought Brit confused him for a Cheesy Gordita Crunch.? [Us]
Pam Anderson Calls Marriage: ?Can of Worms?
Spoken like someone who gets married after knowing the guy from 2 months.? [Us]
Katie Holmes Raves About Suri
“She’s a very strong woman,” Katie Holmes says of her daughter”…And really magical.” Um, and you’re a very creepy woman. And really brainwashed.? [People]
Rosie And Elisabeth Make Up
If these two can become friends again, than world peace is possible! Though, their friendship is way more important than ethnic groups who have battled for centuries, obvs.? [People]
What could be better than seeing Mary J. Blige or Maroon 5? Seeing Mary J. Blige and Maroon 5! The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul and the Cali funksters are hitting Glendale, Arizona to play the NFL Pepsi Smash Bowl Bash. Expect plenty of top-secret, special guests joining Mary and Maroon, arena-worthy performances, and absolutely no boob-flashing.
Can’t make it to the show? We’ll be broadcasting it on VH1 on February 2nd at 9pm. Can’t wait that long? Check out our Pepsi Smash site, with tons of videos and performances by Mary J. and Maroon 5.
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Everyone’s talking about The Wire this week. The first episode of the final season premiered last Sunday, and the battles of Baltimore (corners, schools, newsrooms) are on lots of tongues. If you’re not down with the HBO gem, there are lots of ways to ramp up. Here’s a four-minute distillation of a four previous seasons. Here’s a way to hear the new CD compilation that corrals the music and dialogue. Here’s a list of Marlo Stanfield‘s favorite tunes. If you want to read what’s on creator/producer David Simon‘s mind, this should do.
Who’s your favorite character?
Well, we feel stupid. Last night we feel asleep giddy with the thought of running into Britney at our local Starbucks here in the Big Apple. Brit leaked the news that she was heading here to NYC, when she really hopped a flight – with paparazzi plaything Adnan Ghalib – to Mexico. Wow, punked by Britney! If only she applied those smarts to getting her life in order, she’d probably be doing okay. But you know – priorities! Apparently Brit was spotted buying fake Gucci bags and checked into a hotel, only to check out later that night, of course. Now, no one has any idea where the pair is. How about rehab?
Season 7 of American Idol premieres next Wednesday and Thursday on Fox, but evidence in the press suggests that contestants might not have as long a shelf-life as Kelly Clarkson’s career would have you believe. Case in point? Katharine McPhee has split from RCA records, joining her fellow castmates Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard in being without label representation. Wikipedia notes that there are rumors of her courting another major label (or vice-versa), but there’s no word on any of that yet. Still, she’s in markedly better shape than down-and-out former Idol contestant Jessica Sierra, who’s on VH1′s new show, premiering tonight, Celebrity Rehab. Couple all that with Sanjaya exhaustion, and we’re beginning to wonder: Has the Idol phenomenon lost its luster? Maybe it’s just us, but we’re kind of wishing pop music would go back to its much less democratic state, with nepotism and Berry Gordy in charge.