July 06, 2005
FRESHLY SQUEEZED JUICEWow,BEING BOBBY BROWN AIN'T SO BAD
More than a million people tuned in to watch Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston in all of their substance-abused glory last week. The premiere of “Being Bobby Brown” netted 1.1 million viewers, making it the highest-rated series debut on the channel since 2003 and the best Thursday premiere in Bravo's 25-year history – all despite reviews that were about as ugly as Bobby telling Whitney he “had to dig a dootie bubble out of her butt.”
More viewers tuned in to the second episode of "Being Bobby Brown’s" back-to-back premiere, a positive sign for a new series – especially one that was first pitched to its star while he was locked up.
DIDDY OR DIDN'T HE?
*So what important task took P. Diddy away from his scheduled performance at the biggest concert event of all time?
Just days before the Live 8 shows were scheduled to begin around the world Saturday, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, who was booked for the Philly gig, released a statement apologizing for having to cancel at the last minute.
"He totally supports the mission of Live 8 and is sorry he couldn't attend,” his rep told the New York Daily News late last week. A plane even flew over the Live 8 venue carrying a banner that read: “Sean Combs…salutes Philly,” according to the paper.
So why couldn’t he make his scheduled appearance?
The reason remains a mystery, however, the paper reports that while the show was going on in the City of Brotherly Love, Diddy and his girlfriend Kim Porter were spotted at a Starbucks in the Hamptons, his annual July getaway spot.
CAN I GET THAT PIC?
There was a wardrobe malfunction at the Coca-Cola presents the ESSENCE Music Festival courtesy of Destiny's Child. During the dance introduction to their song 'Soldier,' a male dancer performed a stripper-like routine that ended with him dropping his pants and pouring water down his bare chest. The 50,000-plus who had packed into the New Orleans Superdome gasped in shock as the dancer appeared on jumbo monitors throughout the arena not realizing his penis was exposed through his white boxer-briefs.