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Lenny Kravitz: Head To Toe And Ask Me Anything

We were thrilled to get a few minutes with Lenny Kravitz when he came through our offices the other day. Mainly we wanted to talk to him about his style and about his music. Which worked out, because he delineated his look in a Head To Toe segment, above, and then answered a number of your questions, which happened to mostly be about his music, in an Ask Me Anything Segment below.

“I put my clothes together this morning,” Kravitz completely fails to convince us, “by what was clean and close by, and not jumbled up in the closet where I can’t see it.” If that were as true as Kravitz suggests, he would look like the poorly-dressed guy who sits at my desk during the work day, and not like Lenny Kravitz. After introductory self-effacement, he tells us about the elements of his look that day, a variation on a rather signature style.

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Lenny Kravitz Won’t “Stand” For Game Show Host Malfeasance In His New Music Video


 
Lenny Kravitz plays the world’s most careless game-show-host/con artist, a character named Bart Billingsworth, in his new music video, “Stand.” Thanks to a complicated piece of machinery called the Cheat-O-Rama 3000, Kravitz/Billingsworth turns a Let’s Make a Deal type of show into Two-Card Monty. His hubris is such a perfect object lesson in how not to run a con that we thought we’d offer some tips for those of you who also want to go back in time and steal prizes from the game show you host.
 

 
1. If you use a machine to orchestrate your con, cover its name, and maybe unscrew the lightbulbs of its marquee, so it doesn’t draw attention to itself.
 
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Sneak Peek: Lenny Kravitz Leads 1970s “Run For Your Money” House Band In “Stand” Video

Lenny Kravitz flexes his acting muscles (perhaps in preparation for his role as Cinna in The Hunger Games) in the new video for “Stand,” which premieres Thursday at 12 p.m. ET on VH1. In the sneak peak above, he appears as the host of a Let’s Make a Deal homage called “Run for Your Money,” as well as both the drummer and the vocalist of the Run for Your Money Band. The clip recalls the eight Andr? 3000s of The Love Below in “Hey Ya”, but unlike that video, and other homages to the Beatles‘ American television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show (like Nirvana‘s “Lithium”), this clip’s aesthetic is gonzo-seventies, not mod-sixties. That’s enough to make us very excited to see the rest of the video.

While we wait for tomorrow’s premiere, we’re going to listen to the song thanks to the lyric video embedded below, and try to decide which costumed contestant is our favorite. (Right now we’re going with American flag-night sky motorcycle-helmet dude in the bottom right, but there are so many good options.)

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It’s Time To Ask Lenny Kravitz Anything!

Last month, we brought Jordan Knight into our offices and invited you to Ask Him Anything. By all accounts, that experiment went extremely well, and most of you did not abuse the privilege. (Those of you that did, though –and you know who you are!– have been forgiven.)

Well, great news! We’re doing Ask Me Anything again now, but this time the subject will be the multi-talented musician/model/actor/raconteur Lenny Kravitz, whose new album, Black And White America, comes out on August 30. And, in case you didn’t play this game the first time around, we really mean it when we say you can Ask Lenny Kravitz Anything! Wondering if he kept the dreadlocks he shaved off (and if he can send them to you)? You should ask! Curious as to whether he’s a boxers, briefs or commando kind of guy? You should ask! Have you always been interested in learning how he divvys up his 401(k)? Now’s the time to ask, partner.

So, how do you ask? Well, there?s a few ways. You can leave a comment below, or you can tweet @vh1 with the hashtag #askmeanything. We?ll compile as many questions as we receive BY THIS THURSDAY MORNING (6/30/11) and do our best to get Lenny to answer them all. Remember, you can Ask Lenny Kravitz Anything, so make your questions as crazy or funny as you possible. The only limit is your imagination!

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A-Rod In Love: Madonna’s My Soulmate!

Poor Alex Rodriguez. He should have known what he was messing with when he fell in love with Madonna. This is a chick who married Sean Penn when she was like, 12! You don’t fall in love with Madonna. She chews you up and spits you out, and your remains become art. But the Yankee slugger doesn’t give a sh*t, telling his teammate (Please let it be Jason Giambi‘s moustache) that he’s in love with the singer and that Madonna is ?my (bleeping) soulmate, dude.?

Oh A-Rod, get over yourself. Madonna has a soulmate, and it’s herself.

Hungry for today’s latest on the A-Rod scandal? Here’s the scoop:

  • Lenny Kravitz was told by his manager (and Madonna’s) that he was going to “pimp out Madonna and A-Rod.” He disapproved and fired the guy, and then he ended up linked to A-Rod’s wife. Lenny’s pissed, naturally.
  • A-Rod boned a lot of chicks while he was married, and a few are enjoying their .000015 seconds of fame.
  • Madonna wants Cynthia Rodriguez’s lawyers to stop using her name. Really? How Lucky! Can we also stop talking about the Artist Formerly Known As Attention Whore?

by (@katespencer)

Cynthia Rodriguez to A-Rod: Game Over!

Cynthia Rodriguez has filed for divorce from her superstar husband of six years, Alex Rodriguez. Let the crazy divorce hearings begin! Apparently the Madonna drama was the final straw for Mrs. Rod, and the couple’s trainer has accused A-Rod of getting “pulled in by the dark side,” and accuses the Kaballah-loving singer of having A-Rod “totally brainwashed.”

Cynthia’s divorce petition accused her hubby of being a serious cheater, and alleges “emotional abandonment.” Her lawyer added that A-Rod’s “relationship with Madonna was the latest situation in a series of events” that finally pushed his client to file for divorce. Madge and Lenny Kravitz have both issued statements denying any involvement in this divorce disaster (Madonna also insists that she is not divorcing husband Guy Ritchie).? [NYP/Us]

by (@katespencer)

A-Rod’s Wife Runs Off With Lenny Kravitz

What.The.F*ck?

In what could possible be the greatest love triangle quadrangle of the year – Yankees star (and Madonna BFF) Alex Rodriquez has been dumped by his wife – for LENNY KRAVITZ. Cynthia Rodriguez has left the couple’s kids in Miami and jetted to Paris, where she is reportedly holed up with the rebel rocker. The strangest part of the story (if there is such a thing with this mess) is that Lenny and Madonna – who’s been linked to A-Rod this week – used to knock boots! The Yankee shortstop – who was linked to a sexy blond stripper last year – scored a home run in last night’s game against the Texas Rangers – do you think his wife did as well?

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Celeb Kids: Our Parents Used to Bone

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From the Department of Awkward Meetings: At last night’s Gucci party, Madonna brought along daugther Lourdes. Also in attendance was Lenny Kravitz‘s daughter Zoe from his relationship with Lisa Bonet. Just two celebrity progeny attending the same party. Nothing to see here, right? Wrong. Back in 1990, Lenny teamed up with Madonna to write “Justify My Love,” and allegedly, they decided to do a little justifying of their own. Lenny took a break from Bonet for Madge, meaning that Zoe was confronted with the woman who effectively ended her parents’ relationship last night.

Zoe’s not the only person who might have a problem with Madge and Len’s relationship. Just two years ago, Madonna’s husband Guy Ritchie dragged Madonna off the dancefloor when she was seen getting down with Lenny.

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Lenny Kravitz Says No to Sex

lennykravitz.jpgRocker Lenny Kravitz recently offered up a little bit of TMI in an interview with Spin magazine, claiming that he hasn’t not had sex – none – in over three years. He croons, “[It's] just a promise I made until I get married. Where I’m at in life, the women have got to come with something else, not just the body, but the mind and spirit. It usually trips them out, but that’s the way it’s going to be. I’m looking at the big picture.”

So basically, what Lenny wants to know is: are you gonna go his way, ladies? We respect the guy’s renewed celibacy, but we have to be honest. Wouldn’t it be kinda hard for him to find someone new to sleep with if he was looking? His alleged lady roster includes: Lisa Bonet , Adriana Lima, Devon Aoki, Natalie Imbruglia, Vanessa Paradis, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman - nevermind the other less famous ladies who have been there and done that. So maybe Lenny’s just taking a break because his lady well has finally run dry. [NYP]