The incredibly talented Sara Bareilles is out on the road with James Blunt on the You Oughta Know Tour. We asked the piano-playing phenom to give us updates from the road, and given that she’s such a sweetheart, she obliged. In her first installment, Sara tells us what she did on Valentine’s Day, and why having a tour bus might not be all it’s cracked up to be.
I’m sitting in the front lounge of our beautiful new bus, and it’s Valentine’s night. I wish I was out celebrating with friends but I’m nursing a cold instead of a beer. Needless to say, I’m so excited to be a part of this VH1 You Oughta Know Tour. The shows have all been sold out so far, and I know that both James Blunt and I have been thrilled with the whole experience. We are getting to play INCREDIBLE venues and there are so many wonderful listeners coming out to support. But since it’s more fun to hear the sordid details than how perfect everything is…
Run Sean Preston, run! Apparently K-Fed couldn’t handle the full-time dad duties he got stuck with, and is in court right now trying to get Britney back her visitation rights. Mama B hasn’t seen her kids in almost two months, but lawyers from both sides of the Spederline custody battle are attempting a way to figure out how to make it happen. The only problem? K-Fed wants Britney’s parents to be around when the boys visit, while her people want visitations to happen in a “therapeutic setting.” They’ve allegedly been trying to get the troubled singer into a medical center where she can receive treatment for her bipolar disorder, but as the whole world knows, that ain’t currently happening.
Brit’s got a new lawyer on the case, and – other than a recent vag flash over the weekend – seems to be making a wee bit of progress on the crazy front. So what do you think – is she ready to hold her babies? [TMZ]
Paris’ Birthday Striptease
The heiress turned 27-years old with her usual routine – a tiara, a striptease and a dominatrix outfit. Seriously, isn’t she sick of herself yet? [Us]
Winehouse?s Hubby is a Jail Junkie
Amy’s “Blake incarcerated” almost became “Blake overdosed,” after shooting up heroin in jail. [Star]
Dancing with the Stars ? All New Cast of D-Listers!
Apparently America is desperate to watch Steve Guttenberg and Shannon Elizabeth tango. This country loves to cringe. [Us]
Jessica Simpson: Her Secret Video Scandal
There’s no sex involved, but Jess is desperately trying to cover up the workout video she made in 2005. [NY Post]
Britney Besieged by Bodyguards
The poor little trainwreck is now surrounded by an assistant, a chaperone, and an army of bodyguards. But is the constant attention making her even crazier? [NY Post]
One tragic event, innumerable tragic offshoots. When Rhode Island’s Station nightclub burned to the ground on February 20, 2003, 100 rock fans died and 200 were injured – many of them dreadfully so. It’s been five years since the infamous blaze took place, and lots of lives still need help being rebuilt. Though some compensations have been issued, the whopping medical bills and daunting personal struggles are crippling for many of those who went out to see Great White perform in the tiny club on that frigid night. Those facts are the reason that an array of artists from both the rock and country camps have chosen to participate in “Phoenix Rising! Musicians United To Benefit the Victims of the Station Nightclub Fire.” VH1 is making a concert special from the evening’s performances.
On February 25, in Providence, Rhode Island, John Rich of Big & Rich, and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, host a multi-artist concert bash to raise money for the Station Family Fund which was founded by survivors to provide treatment and rehabilitation relief. Gretchen Wilson, Dierks Bentley, Alabama’s Randy Owen, Kellie Pickler will represent the country side of the fence. Staind‘s Aaron Lewis, Tesla, Winger, Boston’s Tom Scholz and Gary Pihl, Kevin Max, Carmine Appice’s SLAM, and Stryper will join Snider and the Twisted Sister crew. The goal is to honor the anniversary of those lost, and make life a bit easier for those still recovering. Tickets are available through Ticket Master.
On Sunday, March 23, VH1 Classic and VH1 will air Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later, a one-hour special of show highlights.
Ticket Contacts: Dunkin’ Donuts Center 401-331-0700 or www.dunkindonutcenter.com
Ugh. Dump this quote in the Too Much Info zone and leave it there, please. New mom Christina Aguilera posed for some pics with baby Max and her hubby Jordan for Hello magazine and then talked wayyyyy too much about her decision to have a C-section. Stomach this:
“I didn’t want any surprises. Honestly, I didn’t want any [vaginal] tearing. I had heard horror stories of women going in and having to have an emergency C-section [anyway]. The hardest part was deciding on his birthday. I wanted to leave it up to fate, but at the same time I was ready to be done early!”
Blergh. Christina also revealed that Jordan taped the entire thing, and that she cried when she first heard Max cry after giving birth. They were probably just tears of joy that came on after she realized that her vag was rip-free. Max is gonna LOVE it when kids at school dig up this interview and post it all over whatever social network they’re using in the future. Nice one, Mom.
They say that addicts often replace one vice with another, and it appears Lindsay Lohan has dumped her drug lust for men. The “actress” is back on the club scene, and she was spotted on Tuesday night attempting to get someone – anyone – to pay attention to her. The starlet first attempted to get Entourage star Adrian Grenier to dance with her, but her moves were negged with his date showed up. She then made a beeline for notorious man-whore Leonardo DiCaprio, who was hanging with Grenier’s co-star Kevin Connelly. “She was very flirty with Leo,? said a fellow club-goer. ?But he wasn?t saying much to her.?
The guys bolted from the club and Lindsay was left alone with just her posse of girlfriends to grind with. But never fear, our heroine was seen drowning her woes in vodka and champagne. Maybe booze makes a better boyfriend? [NYDN]
Uh oh, Aretha Franklin is p*ssed off at the Grammys and Beyonc?, and now B’s dad is getting into the mix and firing back at Re! Seriously, these divas love to duel, no matter their age. Here’s the deal: after Beyonc? introduced Tina Turner as “the queen” during the awards show, Aretha – known as the Queen of Soul – got her granny panties all up in a twist. “I am not sure of whose toes I may have stepped on or whose ego I may have bruised between the Grammy writers and Beyonc?,” she said. “However I dismissed it as a cheap shot for controversy.”
Um, okay. We have a feeling – if we may say so Ms. Franklin – that no one was trying to diss you, they were just trying to give Tina some much-deserved praise. Beyonc?’s dad agrees with us, and he weighed in yesterday. “Something this ridiculous ? it’s childish, it’s unprofessional. And it’s a sad day when egos get bruised because somebody used the word king, queen, prince or princess.”
So much for R-E-S-P-EC-T! Guess you gotta give it to get it, these days. Whose side are you on – your girl B’s or your Queen’s?
It’s Friday, which means it’s the perfect day to enjoy this video of a tiny baby holding a guitar and busting out The Beatles song “Hey Jude.” We have no idea how the kid, named Hero, has such a good grasp on the lyrics at such a young age, but it’s a pretty solid rendition coming from someone still in diapers. Most importantly, it’s straight up adorable. Enjoy.
Ashley Tisdale: Keeping Her Small Boobs, For Now
A fake nose is enough plastic for this pop tart, thank you very much! [Us]
Nelly Furtado?s Not Knocked Up
What, just because J. Lo does something, everyone has to do it? [Us]
Bai Ling Babbles Online About Arrest
The actress’ heart “feels sad” after being busted for stealing mags from an airport shop. [Us]
Pam Strips for Paris
America may be sick of her, but Paris (the city, not the skank) loves Pam, who performed a striptease at the infamous Le Crazy Horse saloon. [People]
Madonna?s Directorial Debut Dissed
The singer’s new film is getting bashed by critics. When is she gonna realize that movies just ain’t her thing? [NYDN]