November 30, 2005
HAVE U SEEN??MONICA AND HER BABY DADDY RODNEY RAMON HILL II
HALLE BERRY OUT AND ABOUT SHOPPING IN BEVERLY HILLS YESTERDAY
LINDSAY LOHAN ON THE SET OF HER NEXT FLICK
A world away from Wisteria Lane, Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher wards off the rain in Vienna on Sunday.
KISS MY CLIPS...AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for Chris Brown's self-titled debut, released Tuesday (November 29). Listen to the album in full here.
YET ANOTHER KANYE INTERVIEW...(FOR YOU MS. TEE)
Kanye West was on the phone with Jackie & Bender of KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle on Monday (November 28). They talked about his appearance in People magazine's 50 most beautiful people issue, how the public's perception of him has changed, how he still is excited about his success, and more. Download and listen to the interview here.
The beloved holiday TV special, 'Santa Claus is Comin' To Town' is celebrating its 35th anniversary this Christmas. In celebration, the world's #1 best-selling female recording artist -- Mariah Carey -- has recorded a brand new version of the classic holiday song. Watch an animated video for the song at Yahoo! Music.
Ashlee Simpson was on the phone with Steve Harper and Big Randy of WBLI in Long Island -- before the announcement her sister Jessica had split with Nick Lachey. Ashlee was in her hotel room in Atlantic City and they talked about the rumored incident where she almost burned the house down cooking popcorn, getting a tattoo, the McDonald's incident in Toronto, and more. Listen to the 4 1/2 minute interview here.
The Pussycat Dolls performed their new single 'StickWitU' on 'Top Of The Pops', aired Sunday (November 28). Watch a 30-second clip of the performance at BBC.co.uk.
NOAH'S ARC THE MOVIEOk, so anybody that reads this blog(or my other one) faithfully,knows that I am like the biggest friend of gay culture since Star Jones.It's true..I have more gay male friends than I do straight female friends and it's not a problem.Not to say that I'm just lumping every gay man in a box and saying that I love them all and I'll befriend you just because we have the same taste in men.It's that fearless,funky,stylish, I don't give a fuck and yet I really do give a fuck attitude,mixed with the fact that there is no sexual pressure or competition between us.I like that in everybody.
So it should come as no surprise that one of my fave new shows is the gay themed show on MTV's LOGO channel called "Noah's Arc".Although the writing is a little choppy and the characters could use some fine tuning..it overall has the potential to be a great show.
It's marketed as a black Sex and the City and it's similar but gayer.I find the show adorable.
Wednesdays @ 10pm on LOGO.
I've decided to re-cast the show for the movie version and give it some hip hop flava.Now I'm not calling anyone of them gay..I'm just casting a movie!
AND NOW, NOAH'S ARC....THE MOVIE:
50 CENT...SWEETIE WHEN YOUR TANK TOP IS THAT TIGHT IT'S NOW A CORSET
KANYE WEST AND FRIEND...HOW SWEET
GOSSIP 2 GO 11/30BRITNEY GIVES WEDDING ADVICE TO CHRISTINA..THE BLIND LEADING THE SLUTTY BLIND
Britney Spears has apparently sent Christina Aguilera a self help guide on marriage entitled 'How to Stay Happily Married', according to the Daily Star. This comes after they made up for their differences over the years when Christina sent Britney a gift basket for her wedding. Read more
AND SPEAKING OF AGUILERA
The Daily Mirrior reports that although Christina is only two weeks into marriage she is already planning to fill her Malibu mansion with the pitter-patter of tiny feet. "She's been saying that once the world tour she's planning for next year is over she wants to concentrate on starting a family," a source revealed. Read more."
HUSTLE AND NO FLOW..NO CASH FLOW
According to the Los Angeles Times, the film's director Craig Brewer, co-producer Stephanie Allain and actors Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson and DJ Qualls say they are still waiting for their promised cut of the $9 million John Singleton pocketed from Paramount-MTV for distribution rights. Singleton, on the other hand, is heated over being perceived as the bad guy.
GET DICK OR DIE TRYIN'
50 Cent is looking to cash in on the various equipment used within the industry, with specific plans to release his own line of condoms and sex toys.
The rapper hopes to build upon his successful clothing line and array of energy drinks by putting his name on prophylactics and, (gasp), a vibrator.
"I need to make a motorized version of me," he tells GQ in its latest issue. "A motorized version of me will definitely have to be waterproof, so you could utilize it in the tub. A lot of them (vibrators) aren't waterproof."
"Blue is my favorite color, so it would probably be blue," he adds. "But I don't know how big. I don't know if big is better because I'm not sure a man wants his woman playing with a really big dildo. But I want to do something like that, to create something that's popular and exciting sexually for women."
MORE FIDDY NEWS
After securing a half-million dollar appearance fee for Elizabeth Brooks' bat mitzvah, The New York Daily News hears that 50 Cent performed only four or five songs - and badly - though he did manage to work in the lyric, "Go shorty, it's your bat miztvah, we gonna party like it's your bat mitzvah." A witness revealed, "Fitty and his posse smelled like an open bottle of Hennessy." Read more.
YALE SAVED JOY BRYANT'S LIFE
MODEL-turned-actress Joy Bryant, who plays 50 Cent's love interest in "Get Rich or Die Tryin,' " says her Yale education kept her from the creepy clutches of many a modelizer when she was a young catwalker. "It saved me when I went over to Paris and there were all these playboys lurking about. I was smart enough, old enough, with enough experience, to avoid them," Bryant tells Complex magazine. "Thanks to Yale, I didn't wake up butt naked in a chateau wearing handcuffs, thinking, 'Why am I here -with a headache?!'
HERE'S A GOOD REALITY SHOW...THE DIVORCEES
THE divorce of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey will get nasty. They were so sure they'd be together forever when they wed in 2002 that they didn't sign a prenuptial agreement. Considering Simpson made the bulk of the couple's assets while they were together, dragging in a cool $35 million last year, she could be paying through the nose. The blond bombshell has hired bulldog divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who handled Angelina Jolie's divorce from Billy Bob Thornton. According to Us Weekly, Lachey found out Simpson was going to tell the media about their split via her publicist, Rob Shuter.
The New York Daily News reports Joss Stone's advisers at Sanctuary Management encouraged the 18-year-old to ditch boyfriend Beau Dozier, the 25-year-old record producer she'd been seeing for two years. "She has been convinced by those around her that to be seen partying and dating high-profile celebs is good for her career," a source explained. Read more.
Donald Trump is leaving New York to fire people on the West Coast. NBC announced Tuesday that "The Apprentice" has been picked up for a sixth season and will be shot in Southern California."Donald has so many recent West Coast projects, that it made perfect sense to change locations," the show's creator Mark Burnett said in a statement.
November 29, 2005
FOR THE AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL FANSON TO BIG CURRENT EVENTS...WHO WILL WIN TOP MODEL??(VIA PEOPLE MAGAZINE)
It's down to the final four on America's Next Top Model. Check out the remaining catwalk wannabes.
Let me see if I can do this like Tyra would.
I see four beautiful women in front of me,from four different cities,four different backgrounds..four different wombs.
One is a feisty little Harlem girl with the heart of gold and the razor blade in her Bible but is she too ghetto to ever really go far in this industry?
Another has the most annoying fucking voice on the planet and has that white model template face but is that commercial enough to take the cake....mmmm cake.
The other one is stunning and yeah she can drop it like it's hot....why do I always say that? But,can she drop it all to become number 1...speaking of number 1, I have to pee.
And the last...well,she won't win so it doesn't matter.
Why She'll Win: The Harlem, N.Y., native's photos keep getting better - check out her Mona Lisa-turned-African queen shot.
Why She Won't: Her clashes with fellow contestants - including alleged cereal-bar thief Nicole - are making her seem like an increasingly loose cannon.
Fun Fact: She listens to everything from R&B to punk and heavy metal.
Why She'll Win: The Grand Forks, N.D., native has genuine commercial appeal - her ad for Secret Platinum even ran in PEOPLE.
Why She Won't: Is she too commercial? One photographer griped she might never be more than "a catalog model."
Fun Fact: She played golf at Red River High
Why She'll Win: As Twiggy says, the former office coordinator is "stunning"- even when she (finally!) faces the camera straight-on
Why She Won't: She's got to build her confidence. As judge Nigel Barker reminded her, "Only you can do that. You have to believe in yourself."
Fun Fact: The Atlanta native calls herself a "daddy's girl."
Why She'll Win: As Nigel says, the self-proclaimed "horrible example of a Jehovah's Witness" is "definitely a model."
Why She Won't: The judges harp on her lack of range - Tyra even said her Wild Boyz photo made her look like a "blow-up doll."
Fun Fact: The Tucson, Ariz., native has her lip and septum pierced.
WHEN GADGETS GO GLAMThe iLoad rips tracks directly off of CDs and uploads them to your iPod.
Check iLoad.com for updates.
The Bare Blaster uses a propane torch to cut through the ice on your driveway. Order the Bare Blaster from AutoSportCatalog.com for $39.95 (US).
The phone will be available at select retail stores for the grand price of $249.99.
The Motorola RAZR Magenta touts the same performance as the original model, boasting features like a VGA digital camera, picture caller ID*, MPEG4 video playback and quad-band world-phone technology. view more here
The Sound Pillow can be hooked up to any music player with a head phone jack. It surrounds your head with stereo sound, and it won't even bother your partner. Price: $49.95 Product Page
If you thought a Vertu cellphone with a price tag of almost $90,000, was very expensive, then thing again. According to CNN.com and Via Gadgetcandy, An Austrian craftsman will be crafting the first million dollar cell phone. Whaaaat..... Yep $1million. I know some of you are saying "It better be drivable and have enough room to live in." More info>>>
HAVE U SEEN??DIVA MOMENT-ANGELINA CHILLS WITH THE FAM AT A RECENT OUTING..FAB!
EVEN MORE FABULOUS THAN HER LOOKS IS HER HEART..AS SEEN IN TRAGEDY STRICKEN PAKISTAN
THE WALK OF 3 GENERATIONS
JENIFER GARNER,BABY GARNER AND HER 95 YEAR OLD GRANNIE ON THEIR WAY TO LUNCH
LESS THAN DIVA MOMENT FROM RAPPER TRINA
THE INVITE TO TOP MODEL EVA'S PARTY TONIGHT..STRANGE PHOTO
GLAM LIVING....A FEW HOLIDAY GIFTS vol. 1One of the best things about having the money to buy people some really lavish gifts is in return you get some really lavish gifts.I have been known to give the absolute best thing to the right person,even if they didn't even know that they wanted or needed it.
Don't know what to get that wealthy friend this year?Here are a few of those lavish gifts for that rich guy/girl in your life*wink,wink*.
One of the most expensive perfumes in the world now has a new luxury version that makes it the most over-the-top fragrance I have ever heard of. Cosmetics Design Europe reports that the new version of Clive Christian’s No. 1 comes in larger size that contains around 16 ounces of the precious perfume in a cut glass crystal flacon topped off with a five carat diamond and an 18K gold collar. The fragrance will be sold at Harrods and sell for nearly $200,000. Only ten of these bottles will be made and it can be ordered in either the version for men or for women. The price includes special delivery to your door in a Bentley.
Boodles Peridot ring with heart-claw setting
Price: from $5,000
Available at Boodles, www.boodles.com.
Russ & DaughtersPrivate-stock malossol sustainable osetra caviar
Price: $975 for 14 ounces
Available at Russ & Daughters, NYC, (212) 475-4880, and www.russanddaughters.com.
Louis Vuitton's stunning "arc en ciel" umbrella will shield you from the sun in Costa Rica and make you stand out in the crowd at Prague's Wenceslas Square. $500
Give baby a head-start on style with this absolutely adorable sneaker from the Baby Dior collection. Resembling the classic canvas sneaker, this soft shoe is designed perfectly for a baby's delicate feet. Lined in soft terry for ultimate coziness. $90.00
November 28, 2005
GOSSIP 2 GO 11/28don't forget the tyra vs karrine superhead steffans on tyra TODAY....
THE KEYS TO HER HEART
ALICIA Keys is extremely guarded about her private life - so much so that that some have wrongly concluded that the songbird is not interested in men. But they'd be wrong. The Grammy-winning artist has been quietly dating music producer Kerry Krucial for the past year. The two have even formed their own production company, Krucial Keys, and sources say "they are so in love." Keys' rep declined comment.
GET BITCH OR DIE TRYIN'
Sandro Monetti of Sky News reports that 50 Cent is currently dating four actresses at once, including Elise Neal, Joy Bryant, Nia Long and Meagan Good.
THE DIRRTY BRIDE
The New York Post hears that Christina Aguilera was so worried guests would be able to see panty lines during her wedding to Jordan Bratman last week, the singer went panty-less under her Christian Lacroix wedding gown.
ASHLEY SIMPSON SAYS SIS IS MOVIN' ON
Star magazine caught up with Ashlee Simpson and her boyfriend/bandmate Ray Brady in Texas, on their way to the airport, on Saturday (November 26). Asked about how her sister Jessica Simpson is doing in wake of the announcement she's splitting up with husband Nick Lachey. "Jessica's doing great," Ashlee said. "We all had a good Thanksgiving, all the family was together and we had a wonderful time. We didn't even talk about Jessica's breakup from Nick; it wasn't something we wanted to dwell on. Jessica's happy and she's absolutely fine. The only thing that stressed Jessica out was our grandparents' worry over all the attention she's getting. Jessica spent most of the holidays trying to reassure them that she's OK and that everything is good." Read more.
DESPERATE PLOT TWIST
Marcia Cross is facing the axe from Desperate Housewives to give the critically battered television show a much-needed boost. Insiders also say that bosses want to kill off one of the five characters — and control freak Bree van de Kemp has been singled out as the most likely to be moving out of Wisteria Lane forever!That would leave Nicollette Sheridan, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman to entertain viewers of ABC's Desperate Housewives.We can reveal writers have been locked in secret talks about the shocking plan. Sources say Cross is the favorite to bow out in an episode during May sweeps, when top ratings will be crucial to guarantee the show's future.read more
HUSTLE AND GO
Terrence Howard has reportedly joined Morris Chestnut on Splitsville Lane. The New York Post is reporting that the “Hustle & Flow” actor has left his wife of 14 years after she revealed her love for an old high school sweetheart.
Howard has reportedly been dating Dayanara Torres Delgado, the ex-wife of J.Lo’s husband, Marc Anthony. The Latin singer walked down the aisle with Lopez only four days after his divorce from Delgado.
During a break at the recent Diversification Awards in Hollywood, Howard was spotted by Post spies outside of the Beverly Hills Hotel phoning Delgado to warn her that he had spilled the beans on their relationship during red carpet interviews.
"I just told a television reporter about us. I told the whole story. I love you!" he reportedly said.
According to the Post, the “whole story” is that Howard and had a relatively amicable split four months before the actor met Delgado.
Terrence felt compelled to tell all because he and Dayanara had been dating in secret, and he saw absolutely no reason for that.
"She went through so much over Marc Anthony. I don't want her to have to have a secret," he said.
Last week, reports surfaced that Chestnut and his wife Pam had separated. The couple has two children.
NEW DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES GAY ONLINE CRUISING
Hooked, a documentary film exploring the online cruising phenomenon through the stories of gay men from around the country, will be released on Jan. 24 from Eclectic DVD and Babalu. Director Todd Ahlberg's film looks at all aspects of the phenomenon, including the thrill of the anonymous hook-up, the party and play online drug scene, sexual addiction and isolation. For more information, visit www.babalupictures.com/hooked/index.htm.
Trace magazine's current December issue pays tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G. with exclusive, never-before-printed images taken on the night his album 'Ready to Die' went platinum. Photographer Jeff Gamble gives Trace unlimited access to the emotions of a hip-hop immortal on a significant night. The publication also hung out with London's youth crews and "Get Rich or Die Tryin" actress Serena Reeder. Also, Trace sat down with New York's finest lady deejays to find out their first rites of initiation, sources of musical inspiration and best tracks of all time.
CAN'T SAY NAMES
WHICH hard-partying hottie has herpes? The unlucky gal is notorious for calling her pharmacist and screaming that her Valtrex prescription be filled "Now! It's an emergency!" The pharmacist is sick of how she treats him and is telling other customers about her blistery problem?
KISS MY CLIPSRay J covered Coldplay's smash 'Clocks' as part of 'Pepsi Smash Exclusive Cover Art' on Yahoo! Music. Watch it here.
Jagged Edge are out with the video to their new single 'So Amazing', from their forthcoming self-titled album, due February 14th. Watch it online at their official website, JaggedEdge.net.
Anthony Hamilton is out with the video to his new single 'Can't Let Go', from his forthcoming album 'Ain't Nobody Worryin', due December 13th. Watch it online at Yahoo! Music.
Chris Brown is out with the video to his new single 'Yo', from his self-titled debut. Watch it online at Yahoo! Music.
Usher phoned in to the Tom Joyner Morning Show on November 17th to promote his new film 'In The Mix'. Listen to the interview here.
Bow Wow is out with the video to his new single 'Fresh Azimiz', featuring J-Kwon and Jermaine Dupri, from the album 'Wanted'. Watch it online at Yahoo! Music.
November 25, 2005
GOSSIP 2 GO 11/25
NICK AND JESSICA ARE OVER...YOU DID IT MTV
After months of denying rumors their marriage had gone south, the couple yesterday confirmed to Us Weekly that they had separated.
"After three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways," they told the magazine in a joint statement.
"This is the mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other. We hope that you respect our privacy during this difficult time."
The totally telegenic couple tied the knot in Austin, Tex., in October 2002 in front of 250 guests.
Lachey got his start with the boy band 98 Degrees, while Simpson was a budding pop starlet when they wed. The duo became international celebrities by televising their first years of marriage on MTV's "Newlyweds.
Though the show was wildly successful and the duo reaped newfound fame, Simpson did a bit better with it.
She released an album that earned $35 million last year and landed a starring role as short short-wearing Daisy Duke in the big-screen version of "The Dukes of Hazzard." Lachey's solo debut, meanwhile, sold a mere 105,000 copies.
NEW HOST FOR NEW MISS AMERICA PAGEANT...IS THAT STILL ON?
Hunky "Desperate Housewives" actor James Denton will host the 2006 Miss America Pageant live from its new home in Las Vegas in January, officials announced yesterday.FULL STORY
ALIAS IS OVER AND DONE WITH..THANKS MR. AFFLECK
"Alias" is going undercover for good. The spy drama starring Jennifer Garner will end its five-season run in May, ABC said yesterday. The network promised a big finish.FULL STORY
PROJECT RUNAWAY... WITH MY IDEA
A man has sued the producers and sponsors of the cable reality show "Project Runway," charging that the Emmy-nominated series is based on a script of his that was rejected two years ago.
Joel Lamontagne, who filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims he pitched a show called "America's Fashion Designer Search" to producer Tony Yates at Project Greenlight in February 2003. Ultimately, he was told the company was too busy to proceed.
"We think they took this idea, promoted it and it's been a big success," said Ivan Schwartz, Lamontagne's lawyer.
Requests for comment from Greenlight went unanswered Wednesday.
HERE'S THE STORY OF A MAN NAMED BRADY...
Christopher Knight, aka Peter Brady of "The Brady Bunch," and Adrianne Curry are planning a wedding - and reality TV cameras will be there.
The couple met on VH1's "The Surreal Life" and became engaged on the season finale of "My Fair Brady." Now Knight, 48, and Curry, 23, will return for a second season of "My Fair Brady," VH1 announced Tuesday.
Curry first gained fame as the winner of "America's Next Top Model."
In a statement, Knight said love had prevailed despite "our individual quirks and flaws. ... We look forward to planning the rest of our lives together and continuing to embrace our differences on our way to the altar."
WHOOPI= BIG SALES FOR MACKIE SHOW
THE biggest seller at Tuesday's Bob Mackie auction, in size and cost, was the elaborate Queen Elizabeth costume Whoopi Goldberg (above) donned when she hosted the 1999 Academy Awards, which sold to a private collector for a whopping $22,800 (the price estimate was $3,000-$5,000). What would one do with a prize standing 8 feet tall, including a skirt 5 feet wide? "It's as big as a house," Mackie joked. "You could fit a family of four under there." Darren Julien, of Julien's Auctions, who co-presented the sale with Christie's, quipped, "You could use it in lieu of a Christmas tree. The crown could be the star."
ROCKER WITH GANGSTA RAP TENDENCIES
Bret Michaels, the frontman for lipstick-and-Aquanet rockers Poison, narrowly cheated death when a mystery gunman in a white Ford F-150 riddled his tour bus with bullets Monday night. Michaels was in Chicopee, Mass., to perform a solo acoustic set at an area club when shots hit the rear living quarters of his bus, according to a press release posted on antimusic.com. Michaels was struck in the face by flying broken glass but escaped serious injury. "It is going to take more than an act of cowardice like this to make me stop performing or stop my tour," Michaels was quoted in the release. "I plan on staying out and finishing the shows as scheduled."
OVER THE HILL
The New York Daily News reports that Lauryn Hill has imposed a rule on everyone who's working on her Fugees comeback album to refer to her as 'Miss Hill', including bandmates Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel. "These are people she grew up with," a source complained. "She's beyond a diva. She thinks her sh** don't stink." Read more.
HERE'S A LIL KISS ON THE CLIP
Mary J. Blige performed 'Be Without You' from her new album 'The Breakthrough', due out December 20th, as part of the 'Toyota Concert Series on Today' on Wednesday (November 23). Watch it online at MSN.com.
AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for Nelly's "new" album 'Sweatsuit', combining 14 tracks from his 2004 duel albums 'Sweat' and 'Suit' and three new tracks, released Tuesday (November 22). Listen to the album in full here.
BUSTA RHYMES CUTS HIS DREADS IN A COMEBACK ATTEMPT
Busta Rhymes looked a little funny sitting in a barber chair recently in New York, it was for good reason — he's not used to getting a full-blown haircut. Obviously Busta has gotten his hairline edged up over the past 16 years, but since coming into the music industry, his long dreads have been as much a part of his persona as have his growls, colorful outfits and unorthodox rhyme flows. But Busta has chosen to shed his locks, and actually cut most of his hair off. "I started growing these sh--s in December '89. I was 17. I signed my [record] deal and said I ain't combing my hair no more. I don't have to," he said. Busta isn't totally bald, though — he's rocking a dark Caesar hairstyle. You'll get to see Busta and his new 'do in his video for "Touch It" in just a couple of weeks. "My head isn't ugly, is it?" he asked with a smile after his cut. ... (VIEW CUTTING HERE)
DON'T FORGET ABOUT HIM
Mariah Carey could never forget about Jermaine Dupri — they make the hits together. JD just finished producing a remix of MC's current single, "Don't Forget About Us," with guest raps from T.I., Bow Wow and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. ...
SHE'S LEGAL BOYS...
"America's Next Top Model" winner Eva Pigford, will celebrate her 21st birthday at Lotus Tuesday night. The reality-show stunner will be treated to a jeroboam (that's way bigger than a magnum, for those of you who don't know) of Piper Heidsieck Cuvée Brut Champagne. We're told Pigford will also be gifted with a life-size portrait of herself channeling legendary chanteuse Josephine Baker by art world darling Alvaro, whose over-the-top portraiture has been commissioned by Mariah Carey, Iman and Denise Rich. Among those expected at the bash are Kanye West, Tyra Banks and Missy Elliott.
KATE MOSS' EX TO FOLLOW IN HER REHAB SLIPPERS
Rocker Pete Doherty has followed ex-gal pal Kate Moss into rehab after the supermodel begged him to seek treatment for his drug addiction. The British bad boy is said to have checked into the Meadows clinic in Arizona, where Moss was released after a 30-day stint last month, reports London's Daily Mirror. Last month, Doherty, 26, admitted Moss wanted him in rehab. "Maybe she just wants me to go through it because she's been through it," Doherty says. "It's the only time I'll have [bleeping] voluntarily gone into rehab." Meanwhile, Moss continues her catwalk comeback. She's reportedly in talks to star in an ad campaign for Virgin Mobile.