That hair. Those eyes. Those fake eyelashes. What’s not to love about Zac Efron, right tweens? The heartthrob of High School Musical is now speaking out about all those rumors about his sexuality, and he while he doesn’t clear anything up, he does come across as kind of smart. “I know it?s very addictive to read that kind of stuff. It?s entertainment. Honestly, if the worst he can say about me is that I?m gay, then I think I?ll be fine. I can handle it.” He adds, “These days everyone is just waiting for me to f*ck up. I?m not gonna give anyone the satisfaction of that.”
You mean like referencing Leonardo DiCaprio when pressed to come up with your first celebrity crush? We didn’t have to wait that long, Zac! Check out the video below to see what other classy guys Zac admires.? [Us, MollyGood]
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.
What perfect timing! Just as we were gearing up for a new season of American Idol comes this crazy tale of our precious Paula Abdul totally losing it in the airport. A traveling spy saw the whole thing and offered this glorious account: “She had an insane nervous breakdown that lasted 10 minutes. One minute she was hyperventilating and on the verge of passing out; the next she was yelling into her cell phone in this deep, rage-filled ?Poltergeist? voice. She kept screaming three names over and over ? Michael, Sidney and Leslie. Everyone was staring at her, but she didn?t care.?
We have a feeling Michael, Sidney and Leslie have grabbed their passports, some cash and their dignity and high-tailed it out of the country. Will Paula lose it on this season of American Idol? Did Sanjaya have the lamest hair ever? Only six more days till we find out! Below the jump we’ve got a few of our other favorite Paula moments for you to marvel at.
Last night sh*t went DOWN at Britney Spears‘ Beverly Hills mansion (she had given a deposition with Kevin Federline‘s lawyers earlier in the day). After refusing to turn over her kids to K-Fed’s bodyguard at the scheduled pick up time of 7PM PST, his lawyer and the police were called to the scene. Brit stayed holed up in her house with the tots, hours passed, fire trucks and ambulances arrived, and at 11:45 PM Britney was removed from her home on a gurney and taken to the Cedars-Sinai hospital in a police-escorted ambulance. Cops revealed that they believed that Britney was “under the influence of an unknown substance.”Her youngest son Jayden was also taken to the hospital but has been released, and both boys are now in the safe arms of their stable backup-dancer dad. Meanwhile, Britney remains at the hospital where she is allegedly a “special needs” patient, explained a source, meaning that “they have either overdosed or tried to commit suicide. So we go stay with these patients and monitor them constantly. We watch them so they don’t hurt themselves…”
You can check out the insanity and Brit’s arrival at the hospital in the video below. We’ll keep you posted on any further updates. Until then, holy sh*t. [Us/OK! Photo: Splashnews]
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We know who killed Lindsay Lohan‘s sobriety (and her career) - she did. Video (see above) has turned up of our favorite man-eater chugging some champagne on New Year’s Eve, and her lawyer has even confirmed the slip-up. Oops! Blair Berk said, “The good news was that Lindsay stopped herself that night, called her sponsor, and got herself immediately back on track. There is no magic cure here. The most unfortunate part of this is that Lindsay has to share her ‘one day at a time’ with the entire world.”
We’d rather her stop sharing her ‘one old dude at a time’ make out fest with the entire world. Please?
Remember that sexalicious off-key crooner Constantine Maroulis? Admit it, you too were totally turned on by his stringy hair and dimpled chin. Well now he can be all your’s – if you’re into BINGO and live in Wisconsin, that is. Yup, the singer – who has appeared on soaps and off-Broadway since his Idol run and is rumored to be dating Debbie Gibson – recently made an appearance in Oneida, WI at the local bingo night. He’s come so far since rockin’ out for Simon and Randy! Impressive.
Meanwhile, last season’s runner-up Blake Lewis was busy being a tool this New Year’s Eve, shouting “Titties in yo mouth!” to a pap’s video camera (if only he had beat-boxed it). American Idol just keeps churning out winners! We can’t wait to see what kind of stars they’ve unearthed this time around – the new season of Idol debuts on January 15th!
We’ve always found the Duff sisters to be pretty bland. Hilary is just like a vanilla version of an Olsen twin, and really the only thing to respect about Haylie is the fact that she’s never seem to give a sh*t about the constant criticism about her looks and sister-mooching. So it was seriously awesome to see them throw down again some asshole photographers who were stalking them at a hearing for their parents’ divorce. The sisters get sassy, and rightfully so. We like looking at them when they’re all drunk and fugly, but when they’re dealing with personal stuff that’s none of our business? No thanks. Leave them and their fashion mistakes alone while they deal with their family BS, please. [Socialite’s Life]
How can a pop star live a normal life when the cameras are always in her face and her fans are so toxic? How much can one woman give before it’s time to shave her head and crumble right before the planet’s eyes? These were unanswerable questions until Britney Spears dropped her new video for “Piece of Me” a few hours ago. Have a peek, and you’ll find out why our girl is so tortured all the time. Leave her alone, damn it!
Some gossip stories are too big to forget. We?re counting down the 20 biggest, baddest, most ridiculous and saddest celeb scandals of the year. You?ll get a new one posted every day.
Remember when Akon was just a dude with a hit record, a rap sheet and a few wives? That was before he was busted for taking his on-stage antics way too far. Back at a concert in April, Konvict brought up a 15-year old woman from the audience to accept a “trip to Africa” she was to be awarded for winning an earlier dance concert. Turns out her prize was a just a ride on the Akon crazy train, and the singer proceeded to mount and violently hump the teen all around the stage. How sexy! The girls are swooning! The incident caused Verizon to pull out of the Gwen Stefani tour it was sponsoring (Akon was the opening act) and he eventually apologized a few weeks after it all went down, saying “It was never my intention to embarrass or take advantage of my fans in any way, especially those under the age of 18.”
Yeah, like that makes it any more appropriate, pal. If you can stomach the grossness, check out the video above of Akon’s hump-nasty spectacle.
We decided to get you something special this holiday season. You can’t get it in a store, and you can’t fit it in a box. In fact, the only place you’re going to find it is on VH1 Classic at 9pm tonight. That’s when KISS takes over your television set for 27 hours straight. The costumed rockers are about to drop Kissology: Volume 3 1992-2000, and our KISSmas fest lets you check out some of the DVD’s footage a full week before the disc hits stores. Longtime fans will recall that we covered the band completely at 2006′s Rock Honors. That’s still a good place for newcomers to hang out.