John Mayer is on the road to making our dream couple come true, after allegedly macking on Ricki Lake at a party in NYC last night. Oh, how that poor chick from Friday Night Lights must be sobbing right now! Apparently they talked about Lake’s new passion project, The Business of Being Born, and John gushed, “I’ve had a crush on you for two years.” Make it happen John! Of course his crush just so happened to begin once Ricki got all skinny, but what do you expect from the dude who broke Jessica Simpson‘s heart? The couple reportedly exchanged numbers, and John stalked Ricki via text message for the rest of the night. We love that John Mayer prowls NYC for all the celebrity play he can get. He’s a cat who likes cougars. Go Ricki! Go Ricki! Go Ricki! [NYP]
Looks like there’ll be a little less eyeliner at the Simpson family Christmas this year — Star Magazine is reporting that Ashlee Simpson‘s father Joe, the king of inappropriate descriptions of his daughter’s bodies and a former Baptist minister, isn’t so into boy-kissing Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, so he’s banned Wentz from attending. Wentz’s alleged suicide attempt a few years back coupled with his recent statements to NPR wherein he wished he were gay couldn’t have gone over well with the daughter-pimping Simpson. Ashlee, though disappointed, “values her dad?s opinions and has agreed,? said a source. It’s so unfair. We bet Tony Romo‘s invited.
Wyclef Jean rocked our studios the other night during his SoulStage performance, and he got a little help from one particular audience member. The former Fugees star was playing tracks from his Carnival (Memoirs of An Immigrant), as well as past hits, when he spotted a particularly energetic woman in the crowd. He pulled the AARP member onto the stage, told her to “get crunk” with it, and well…check out what happens next in this hilarious clip. Check out the rest of the show this evening on VH1 Soul at 9 pm.
Vivica A. Fox: DUI Drama
Come on Vivica, we thought you were smarter than that! Happy booking. [Yahoo]
Jay-Z?s Birthday Bash with Beyonce
Awww. The pair celebrated Jay’s special day with a romantic dinner in Paris followed by a trip to a fancy strip club. [People]
Celebs Speak About Skinny Standards
Hotties like Petra Nemcova, Rosario Dawson and Anne Hathway got Jennifer Love Hewitt’s back. Girl power! [People]
More Babies for Brangelina
Orphans around the world are clamoring to be the it baby of the year. Good luck little ones! [Us]
Ryan Phillippe Back with Abbie
Reese’s ex has gone public with the woman who broke up their marriage – and she’s even getting cozy with their kids.
As far as celebrity dads go, we’d way prefer being stuck with wack-job Michael Lohan over the creeped out preacher pimp that spawned Jessica and Ashlee Simpson. Sure Michael may be a lunatic, but that strikes us as way more fatherly than the crap Joe Simpson pulls (like commenting about Jessica’s boobs, for one thing). Yup, Joe gives new meaning to the phrase ‘daddy issues.’ His recent inappropriate behavior? Playing matchmaker to his eldest daughter, the down in the dumps divorcee Jessica. His busty little girl is currently getting it on with Dallas Cowboys quarterback and token ‘fugly jock who gets hot Hollywood girls’ Tony Romo. And guess who got the longhorn-loving pair together? Why none other than meddling Mr. Simpson! The NY Post says that, “After becoming pals with dedicated Cowboy fan Joe Simpson, Romo asked him for his daughter’s phone number.”
Joe totally approved of John Mayer, and we saw how that ended up. Maybe he should try staying out of his daughter’s love life. If it’s anything like her career, his interfering only seems to ruin things when they’re going well. Just ask Nick Lachey. [Image: Getty]
Both Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Love Hewitt are steaming mad over some recent accusations thrown their way about their less-than-perfect body parts. After pics of J Love in a bikini hit the blogosphere, she took to her blog to tell all the anonymous posters hurling insults at her (and her butt) to eff off. ScarJo is also pissed and preaching, and has issued a statement threatening to sue Us Weekly after they accused her of getting a nose job.
These stars may think that these are minor body infractions, but let’s be honest, lots of celebrities have let themselves go these days. How dare they have regular sized butts or average noses?! Their determination to be just like everyone else is a travesty. Below the jump we lay down the law with some other celebs who need to hit the gym and hop under the knife. If we’re gonna pay $12 to see some star in a movie, we demand airbrushed perfection! ScarJo and Jennifer couldn’t cut it, but there’s gotta be some hope for other celebs. Fix that sh*t!
Anyone surprised that Britney‘s latest accessory and closest confidante, Osama “Sam” Lufti, has a checkered past? UsWeekly revealed that Lufti, who most recently organized Brit’s 26th birthday shindig in Los Angeles, has two restraining orders against him, as well as a questionable resume when it comes to his “film producer” claims.
In 2005, a woman named Jumana Issa obtained a restraining order after Lufti harassed her with “obscene e-mails, offensive faxes, telephone voice mails, out-of-control behavior and outrageous telephone hang-ups.” The second restraining order was obtained by a former neighbor of Lufti’s, who stated that Lufti threated his mother’s life.
As for his film production career, Lufti’s accomplishments aren’t as
illustrious as he’s let on. Most recently, he was the assistant to the producer and director of 1998′s Bug Buster, which starred Randy Quaid and should give you some sense of this guy’s place on the Hollywood food chain.
We were all excited to enjoy this video of 50 Cent allegedly caught snorting a big ol’ pile of coke on Croatian television. But after giving it a watch, all we learned was that Croatian newscasters look like old anthropology professors and can’t afford wireless mics. Is 50 Cent snorting coke in the video? Maybe. It’s kinda hard to even tell because he appears to be in a blue jacket at first, but then appears in a white t-shirt to talk to Professor Crazy Hair (some bloggers say he took off the coat prior to chatting). And really, couldn’t he also be praying, playing cards, looking at a magazine, dissecting a frog or checking out a treasure map? Hellz yes. His rep also released a statement which said:
?These are the facts:
50 Cent does NOT drink alcohol.
50 Cent does NOT smoke.
50 Cent does NOT do drugs.?
Take a look and make up an answer that you like, because he really could be doing anything. Personally, I think he’s looking at a picture of Britney Spears’ pores through a tiny microscope. Cuz not every celebrity has to have a penchant for drug-induced nosebleeds. [Bossip]
Lindsay Hungry for Hilton?s Ex
LiLo satiates her need for booze and drugs with men – specifically Paris Hilton’s. We like these 12 steps! [NYP]
Dave Chapelle’s Six Hour Stand Up Act
The prolific stand-up broke his own record of doing stand-up for 6 hours and 7 minutes, clocking in at 6 hours and 12 minutes. We hope it was one long joke about walking away from $50 million. [Yahoo]
Posh Spice: ?I?m a gay man!?
Victoria Beckham hates all other celebs who attempt a perfume line but excuses herself, claiming she’s “camp” and “such a gay man.” Which has what to do with her crappy scent? [NYP]
Britney: Lames Excuses in Court
The driving machine used her kids’ safety as an excuse to block court records from social workers. Since when does she have safety in mind anyway? Only when it helps her, apparently. [NYP]
Dennis Quaid Sues Drug Firm Over OD
The actor and his wife are suing a pharmaceutical company over the drug that was accidentally given to their newborn twins in large, toxic doses. [People]
Want to know which classic-loving rocker wrote Madonna‘s sexually charged hit “Justify My Love”? Why was Bruce Springsteen kicked out of community college? The answers to these and other questions are contained within the mystical vaults of Pop-Up Video, available from now on here. You read that right: We’re making the classic VH1 show available online, which will undoubtedly improve your cocktail conversation and decrease your work productivity. Get busy watching!