Jessica Simpson‘s new movie, Blonde Ambition, is said to stink so bad that the film’s opening has been pushed back twice, and now may not come out at all. A source told the NY Daily News that "the release date was set for Aug. 3, and then it was delayed until the last week of August. Papa Joe then intervened and said he wasn’t comfortable with the level of competition from other films that month."
Her dad/manager/overall creepy dude may want to wise up to the obvious – that his precious baby girl just ain’t cut out for big screen success (Employee of the Month, anyone?). Jess needs to stick to what she’s good at – like going to the gym in cute outfits. Please enjoy the trailer to Blonde Ambition in the video above, and excuse us as we curl up into the fetal position and cry about Luke Wilson‘s crappy career choices.
The starlet gathered family and friends at a beach-front bungalow in Malibu yesterday for her 21st birthday bash, where the paparazzi caught Lindsay hanging with boozey ex Calum Best while dressed only in a bikini and the world’s nastiest pair of bright blue heels. Friends brought pricey gifts for the rehabbing actress, as they snacked and played volleyball while DJ and Lilo pal Samantha Ronson spun records. Fellow sobriety fan DJ AM stopped by, as did her mom Dina (Cartier gift in hand), and Lindsay captured the festivities – and the paps – on her giant camera. The party starting winding down around 2am and Lindsay ended her big day right where she had started it, at Promises Treatment Center. Pure Nightclub – eat your heart out.
LiLo Moves Out of Party Apartments Sources say Lindsay has slowly been moving belongings out of her place in LA’s Sierra Apartments, home to wild parties and stars such as Fred Durst, Matthew Perry, and her ex Harry Morton. [NY Daily News]
Drew Locks Lips with Zach Braff Ms. Barrymore was spotted all over NYC this weekend, making out at various downtown hot spots with resident singleton and Mandy Moore ‘s ex, Zach Braff. [Gawker]
The Hills? LC Scores Paris? Ex It’s sloppy seconds for the Teen Vogue intern and reality star, as she’s caught leaving an LA nightclub holding hands with Josh Henderson, Paris’ pre-clink cutie. [NY Daily News]
Uber-producer Timbaland is throwing in the towel. In a recent interview with Gigwise, Tim (real name Timothy Mosley) bemoaned the state of the music industry, stating: “Music is boring right now. I’m too innovative for the world.” Tim then goes on to explain how he’ll “de-crown” himself and let some of the up-and-comers have a shot. “They won’t be able to be me,” Tim explains. “There’s only one Timbaland.” We here at VH1.com put Tim’s retirement party sometime after he finishes touring with Justin Timberlake, produces Madonna’s album, and quits writing all those songs with Simon LeBon for the new Duran Duran record. Which is pretty much never. We’re also elevating Tim to orange on our “Egomanic Alert” guide, for referring to himself in the third person.
Clifford Harris, the man best known heretofore as T.I., has been flapping his gums about his new album T.I. vs. T.I.P. (out Tuesday) for almost a year, but it’s just now that he’s really spelling out the record’s complicated concept. He’s given his most succinct words on the subject to the New York Daily News, and yet, what he’s talking about is still anyone’s guess. Try, just try, to wrap your head around this:
"I think T.I.P. thinks T.I. is a little too concerned with fame and stardom. And T.I. thinks T.I.P. is too concerned with the way we used to live rather than the way we need to live right now. Both of these individuals reside within Clifford Harris. He just pretty much sits back and watches the show."
Which is to say: nonsense! The only difference between T.I. and some homeless schizophrenic man feeding pigeons on a park bench, ranting about the voices in his head is that T.I. is being paid to talk about his crazy. The homeless man gives it for free. After listening to T.I.’s album, it’s clear that the homeless man offers the better bargain. [New York Daily News]
The audiophiles over at Idolator are reporting that arch media personality and sometime recording artist Lily Allen has taken the feud between her and Amy Winehouse to the next level. Far from being satisfied with critiques from the sidelines, Allen has now taken to dressing up like the "Rehab" songstress to mock her. Yikes. (Full disclosure: Allen’s playing Winehouse on British comedy show Friday Night Project.) In other news, British police questioned Allen about her attack on a paparazzi photographer back in March. What a charming little spitfire she is.
Hollywood sure is quiet these days. LiLo is attending group therapy, Paris has fled to Hawaii and Nicole is browsing for bridal wear. Who’s left in Hollywood to take their place at the top of the Bad Girl
totem pole? We’ve put together some pics of the potential contenders to take their spots. Sure, some are still young and well behaved now, but as we’ve seen before that means nothing in showbiz. Remember, it was only nine years ago that an 11-year old Lindsay was charming us all in The Parent Trap, and now she’s busy detoxing on the Malibu coast.
Let’s hope for better luck for these Future Bad Girls!
The hip hop starlet plead no contest to her DUI charge this week, which she received in April after crashing her Maserati on Hollywood Boulevard. Her blood alcohol level at the time was twice the legal limit – way past Paris’ .08. Unlike the heiress, Eve will be skipping the slammer and is instead rockin’ a stylish SCRAM ankle bracelet that tests for alcohol vapors released through the skin. It’s the same piece of police bling that Tracey Morgan is currently sporting. Eve will be SCRAM free after 45 days, but is under 36 months probation, must pay $1400 in fines and attend a first offender alcohol education program. With all these stars locked up and off the road, the streets might actually be safe for a few weeks.
Fiddy goes to the video tape, giving a Zapruder film-type analysis of his flubbed performance of "Amusement Park" at Tuesday night’s BET Awards. 106 & Park, the Dateline of the hip-hop world, had the Vitamin Water mogul on to set things straight. Said hostess Rocsi, "He was fearin’ for his life, y’all." Isn’t that par for the course for 50?
According to the San Jose Mercury News, Lauryn Hill’s comeback concert in Oakland on Wednesday was a "fiasco," with the much-talented Hill "huffing and puffing like a weekend warrior," making the crowd wait over two hours, and at one point falling flat on her back. This bums us out to no end. Guess we’ll have to keep playing Miseducation.