There is a little bit of this and a little bit of that going on today in the world of gossip. To start with we are going to be seeing a lot of Mariah Carey in the near future as she gets set to release her new album “Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel” at the end of August. Tonight she will premiere her new video “Obsessed” on “America’s Got Talent”. There is already hubbub about this video, first off it was leaked on the internet, but all copies have been removed. Secondly in the video Mariah is dressed up and looks eerily like Eminem and some are saying this is a response to his song “Bagpipes from Bagdad” where he talks about Mariah and their relationship from years back and why is she obsessed with him. Now Mariah and husband Nick Cannon both deny that the song/video has anything to do with Eminem but really could it be a coincidence? I guess we will just have to wait and see for ourselves once the video is out. You can also see Mariah on the “Today Show” in the Toyota concert series on August 28th. Also performing during the month will be Flo Rida and Natasha Bedingfield.
Renee Zellweger will be reprising her role as Bridget Jones for the third time. Typically Zellweger has gained 30 pounds to play Bridget Jones and this time will be no different. She says although the first two days of eating anything she wants is great the up and down on her body takes its toll and is very difficult. The premise for this 3rd movie sounds fun…Bridget is almost 40 and is in full baby mode and wants to have one before it is too late. You know a lot of good comedy can surely come from that topic. Filming is expected to take place at the end of the year. That should be plenty of time to start packing on the pounds.
Another old time favorite is back and looking fabulous for the release of her new album. Whitney Houston was in London for a party in her honor to unveil her new album, “I Look to You” which will be available September 1. Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music and long time friend was at her side, and played 9 tracks from the album which still is being worked on. Whitney had some big names collaborating with her on this album. She had help from, Alicia Keys, R Kelly, Diane Warren, Stargate and a duet with Akon for the song ”Like I Never Left”.
Brad Paisley is headed to the White House with Alison Krause to perform for the Obama’s, members of Congress and the White House staff. The main reason for their visit is actually to help Michelle Obama with an educational workshop she has put in place for middle school and high school students to help encourage arts and arts education. Last month her focus was on Jazz and in the fall her next workshop will focus on Classical music. The concert is actually just a bonus.
Limp Bizkit fans are in for a special treat from the band. Together for the first time in the states in 8 years the guys are going to be giving tickets away free for a concert event in Las Vegas on July 18th. The concert will take place at the Pearl Concert Theatre which is in the Palms Casino Resort. Fans will receive 2 tickets but it is on a first come first serve basis so you can imagine it is going to be pretty crazy. I wouldn’t be surprised if people are already waiting in line. In addition to the free tickets, fans will get a free t-shirt that was designed exclusively for that show. The band is also allowing fans to design the concert by picking their favorites songs and voting, and the songs that win will be the ones that are sung at the concert. You can vote at pickrset.com/bands/limpbizkit .How cool is that? What an amazing experience if you are one of the chosen few to actually make it in. Good Luck and have fun!!
What is it about Beyonce and her song, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)” and video that the famous boy celebrities just can’t stop spoofing it? First it was Justin Timberlake on SNL, and now Joe Jonas shows his fully uni-tard clad figure along with a pair if stilettos, spoofing the song. The Jonas Brothers are getting the fans all hyped up for the release of their newest album, which drops June 16th, “Lines Vines and Trying Times”. The video is pretty cute, starting out with a very shy Joe hiding behind his brother but then look out, he goes for it. Beyonce just can’t help getting everyone going. Check out the video on YouTube.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are all over the news today. Let’s start with the big news…Angie topped Oprah for the # 1 spot on “Forbes Most Powerful 100 Celebrities” issue. Angie came in #1. Earnings as well as fame decide the ranking. While Angie did earn a whopping $27 million it was nowhere near the $275 million that Oprah grossed in 2008. Oprah did not fall far though, she still is ranked the 2nd most powerful celebrity. Madonna came in 3rd (her most recent tour and income earned her a cool $110 million, 4th was Beyonce, and Tiger Woods came in 5th, which was down from his #2 spot last year. Some newcomers to the list this year were Barack Obama #49, Tobey Keith at #59, Taylor Swift at #69 and Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock came in at #91. Congratulations to all. Back to other Brangelina news…. A rep for the couple has come out denying any break up rumors of the famous couple. The two were just recently seen out together in Cannes at the film festival and are doing fine. The two are very busy with Pitt promoting his new movie, “Inglourious Basterds” and Angie has been working on her new movie, “Salt”. Brad is all starting work on his new movie “Moneyball”, which is based on the book “Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game”. It’s a baseball movie that is about the Oakland Athletics team. The film is being directed by Steven Soderbergh and the movie will be out sometime in 2011. All good news for the Jolie – Pitt crew. I have to say I am glad the rumors are false because with the whole “Jon and Kate Plus 8” saga, I just don’t think I could take the breakup of Brad and Angie as well.
And speaking of rumors… LeAnn Rimes is being accused of stalking Eddie Cibrian, who it has been alleged that she is having an affair with. The stalking allegations come directly from Cibrians wife. Rimes says the accusation is “incredibly defamatory” and she plans to “take the high road” and she is not going to sink to that level. She is not going to battle this out with the media but rather try and respect theses 2 families and hopefully work it out amongst themselves. She is currently trying to work on her own marriage.
The truth is out in respect to the whole Bruno – Eminem escapade. As many believed the whole incident was completely staged. Eminem said “After the ceremony I went back to my hotel and laughed uncontrollably for about three hours. Especially after I saw it on the air.” Eminem says he is a big fan of Sacha Baron Cohen and when he called him with the idea he was totally on board. He says, “I’m thrilled that we pulled this off better then we rehearsed it.” Nice job guys you definitely had everyone talking with that one!!
Just as I predicted, there was definitely a bit of excitement when it came to Eminem and the “MTV Movie Awards” last night. Eminem actually walked out of the awards show after a run in with Bruno, the gay Australian fashion reporter (a.k.a. Sacha Baron Cohen) who after flying through the air landed right on Eminem with his backside wrapped around Eminem’s face. Well, you can imagine that did not go over very well and Eminem had a few choice words to say and stormed out. Somehow controversy just seems to surround those two. Before the incident Eminem did a very good medley of two songs from his new album “Relapse” which was quite entertaining. Besides Eminem, “Twilight” really rocked the house with the most awards. It won “Best Movie”, Kristen Stewart won “Best Female Performance”, Robert Pattinson won for “Breakthrough Performance for a Male” and “Best Kiss” also went to the pair Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. In addition “Twilight” also won for “Best Fight” between Robert Pattinson and Cam Gigandet. There were even a few other winners for the night. My favorite MTV award nights are when Jim Carrey wins and give his always amusing acceptance speech and this year he won for “Best Comedic Performance” – of course. Heath Ledger won for “Best Villain” and funny girl Amy Poehler won for “Best WTF Moment” for Peeing in the Sink in her movie, “Baby Mama”. And no award show seems to be complete these days without Miss Miley Cyrus and she won “Best Song” for “The Climb” from “Hannah Montana: The Movie”. Funny man Ben Stiller won the “Generation Award” for the evening and he so deserves it, he is pretty great!! So as always MTV delivered a funny and entertaining and never quite know what to expect kind of evening.
The new cast of “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” has been announced. Sadly this show could run year round. Heading up the cast fresh off “Celebrity Apprentice “is Dennis Rodman, and I have to admit I will tune in for him alone. He was unbelievable on that show and I am surprised that he signed up for this. I cannot even picture him sober through the average day. Dennis will have company though, and those will include someone who desperately seems to need Dr. Drew’s help and that is Miss in and out of rehab and trouble, country singer Mindy McCready, as well as Heidi Fleiss, Mackenzie Phillips from “One Day at a Time”, actor, Tom Sizemore, Lisa D’Amato from “America’s Next Top Model”, Mike Starr from Alice in Chains, Kari Ann Peniche who is a Playboy model, and Joey Kovar from MTV’s “Real World”. I think Dr. Drew has his work cut out for him during this 21 day star studded recovery program. The show will return for its 3rd season sometime early next year.
Bad news for Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, and his New York City Bar which has been closed down temporarily due to allegedly serving minors alcohol. The bar Angels & Kings hopes it is just temporary and they are working to correct the problem. IT is the bars 3rd citation, but the previous 2 citations have already been thrown out of court. The bar has been open a little over 2 years and Wentz is a joint owner.
Susan Boyle is taking some well needed rest after being admitted to the hospital on Sunday for exhaustion. One of the judges from the show, Piers Morgan says she is doing fine but just needed to get away from it all and have a good rest. Her world really has been turned upside down and after the disappointment of not winning just needed some time and who could blame the 48 year old who was instantly thrown into the limelight at warp speed. Rest up Susan and come and sing for us again soon.
You know I find it interesting how people just love to talk about their sexuality and then are surprised when others are upset by it. The latest person “opening up” about her sexuality is Lady Gaga. She has a new interview coming out in Rolling Stone Magazine and she talks about being bisexual. She says that, “she’s been highly disappointed by her boyfriends reaction to the fact that she’s sexually attracted to women. It makes them uncomfortable.” I am surprised that she is surprised by such a normal reaction. It is not the norm, so of course it makes people uncomfortable. She goes on to explain that it is just the physical feelings and attractions she has towards women. In the interview she does talk about a man that she was in love with several years ago who was actually the inspiration for all her songs on her first album, “The Fame”. Right now she is dating someone new but she also says she is fine to be alone as well. She talks about her music in the interview and how she is happy that she is not the typical “perfect little pop singer.” She wants to be different and stand out and hopefully her music can do the same. Speaking of sexuality, there is a lot of speculation about Adam Lambert and his preferences. For now he is not sharing. He is all about “embracing who you are and what makes you different is actually what is really cool.” That is the kind of role model he wants to be, do not be afraid to be who you are. When asked if he will address his sexuality in his upcoming interview in Rolling Stone Magazine he says, “maybe”.
New information continues to come out about “Jon and Kate Plus 8”. This news is coming straight from the TLC network itself. Although the season premiere was surrounded by controversy, the network says not only is the show not being cancelled but they have plans to air 40 episodes this season which is double over last season. A network representative says that the show has changed, “it went from a feel good show about this young couple raising eight children to a show about two parents trying to keep their marriage together.” It has changed but that is not necessarily a bad thing for the show, in fact the premiere was the highest not only for the show but for the network as well. Although they may lose the family viewers who watched with their kids people are fascinated by this real life drama. Kate’s brother and sister in law are not as happy about the recent developments however and they are out making the TV rounds and letting everyone know that they feel the kids are being exploited. Kevin is currently estranged from his sister and the two feel they are only looking out for the children and their best interest and having cameras in their bedrooms and watching them when they cry is not in the best for the kids. Jodi (the sister in law) has said that the kids have told her they do not like the cameramen all around. When you are earning between $25,000 – $100,000 per episode, and you are looking at 40 episodes and providing for your family, there are definitely going to be controversy and hard choices.
Don’t forget the “MTV Movie Awards” air this Sunday, with Andy Samberg, from “Saturday Night Live” hosting the show. Eminem will be performing along with Kings of Leon. I wonder what song Eminem will choose to sing and if any fights will break out. This is one of my favorite award shows and I am sure this year it will not disappoint. “Twilight” and “Slumdog Millionaire” are both looking at a lot of potential Golden Popcorn trophies.
Eminem is back and he just can’t stop rapping about people in his new music. First it was Kim Kardashian Jessica Simpson, and Sarah Palin in “We Made You”. In his latest song, “Bagpipes from Baghdad” he sings about Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey and Cannon is NOT happy about it. Eminem and Carey did date briefly about 8 years ago and Cannon writes on his blog that Eminem “is still obsessed with my wife, the same female who wouldn’t let him get to second base from 8 years ago.” Then it really starts to get ugly when Cannon calls Eminem “racially insensitive” as well as an “old school Caucasian con man”. You really have to wonder what Eminem was thinking when he not only wrote the song but made it so everyone could hear it. It does seem to be a bit much and makes one think that he did step over the line and no wonder Nick Cannon is fuming over the song. There are definitely fighting words in that song. You be the judge, but it is very difficult to listen to and made me cringe. One might say take it with a grain of salt, it is Eminem after all, but it is pretty descriptive and to be quite honest pretty insulting. Sorry Mariah that out of nowhere you have to deal with this but lucky for you your hubby is willing to fight for your honor.
And speaking of back at it…Justin Timberlake was on SNL again this weekend and seriously the guy just needs to be regular, he is so funny. He did a follow up video with Andy Samberg to their “Dick in a Box” from last time for this show. This time a “lovely” video for Mother’s Day called “Motherlover”…oh sooo funny! The video also stars Susan Sarandon and Patricia Clarkson as the mothers and one might just say disrespectful and inappropriate, but its SNL so it works just fine. Justin also does a skit where he jokes about Britney Spears and when they were dating. It was a funny show and Justin is just so talented. A not so funny performance happened for Amy Winehouse Friday night in St. Lucia, where she attempted to sing at the Jazz festival there. Oh Amy…what a train wreck…she forgot lyrics, lost her place and basically just stumbled through her song. You could almost feel her frustration as she threw up her arms at one point, and looked over at her dancers as if she had given up and couldn’t go on. Lucky for Amy (and the audience) there was a torrential storm that caused the rest of the show to be cancelled. Amy has been actually living in St. Lucia for the past several months and the concert was really her way to thank the locals for all their hospitality. Maybe just send them a thank you note next time.
Why does it seem that everywhere we look we see and hear from Kim Kardashian? Well the latest and greatest from the newly blond celeb is that she has revealed that step dad Bruce Jenner, has recently had a face lift. In fact this facelift was done to actually correct a partial facelift and a nose job that was botched that Bruce had done many years ago and had never been happy with the results. Now however he has had a doctor make the changes and fix the issues from the first time around and everyone, most especially Bruce, seems very happy with the results. In fact, Bruce who will turn 60 this year looks like he is in his 40’s. He looks great. The story actually was talked about and came up on the family’s reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Yes, it is hard to keep those things private with camera crews in your home all the time. You can check out the show on E! and if you just can’t get enough of the Kardashian sisters, Khloe and Kourtney are getting their own reality show and are heading down to Miami to open their new Dash Boutique. You can catch the new show in August and I am sure sister Kim will be showing up for some visits.
Elton John is smiling this morning…his musical “Billy Elliot” was nominated for 15 Tony awards, one of which includes Best Musical. Also up for the top award are “Rock of Ages”, “Shrek the Musical” and “Next to Normal”. The Tony Awards will air on CBS on June 7th at Radio City Music Hall. And in other breaking news…the controversial 4th American Idol judge, Kara DioGuardi, will be back next season. Simon Cowell actually shared the news with Ellen DeGeneres and you can watch it today, Tuesday, on her show.
Eminem has a candid new interview out in the June/ July issue of “Vibe Magazine”. Eminem shares details about his most recent battle with drug addiction. Although he has been clean for about a year he had been “downing as many as 20 Vicodin, Ambien, and Valium a day. He tells the magazine that “the numbers got so high, I don’t even know what I was taking.” Eminem, who is 36, has a new album coming out on May 19th, fittingly called, “Relapse”. He says he has taken care of himself and is ready to get back into the spotlight. He feels if he has his Rap music he won’t’ need the other stuff. Good luck Eminem, I love your new song, “We Made You” and I hope you’re right that Rap is all you need. Revlon has a new spokeswoman…Jessica Biel is the latest beauty to represent the cosmetic giant. She will be in all the new 2010 advertising campaigns. She is in good company…past beauties include Jessica Alba, Halle Berry and Jennifer Connelly. Just like her busy beau, Justin Timberlake, she is branching out from acting as well.
The octo mom just cannot catch a break. I swear everyday it is something else with her. The latest and greatest issue for the mother of 14 is that Gloria Allred, an attorney, has filed a petition with the Superior Court of Orange County, California requesting that a guardian be appointed to protect the babies if they are filmed for the reality show that their mom is hoping to get. Allred feels that the babies are being exploited and that even child labor laws are being broken because the babies have been filmed late at night and without the presence of a “studio teacher”. In addition to this guardian watching out for the children, she also wants to make sure that any money earned through the show would not be wasted by the mother. Wow, I have never been a big fan of the octo mom because, well maybe she hasn’t always made the best decisions, but wow, can strangers just get involved in her life and tell her how to spend and how not to spend her hard earned money? Last time I checked this was still America. I think people just need to back off a bit and let her settle in with her kids and let’s see what happens before we try and take away every freedom she has. The hearing is scheduled for June 22, so we will see what the courts have to say, but maybe for now Ms. Allred needs to mind her own business.
It’s time for another “comeback”, this time Eminem is hoping it is his turn. He has a new album coming out called “Relapse” and a new video that is not only funny but I have to admit pretty good and I am not the biggest Eminem fan around. The video, “We Made You” pretty much takes a shot at a lot of the celebs out there. Look alikes are used to spoof today’s hottest celebs like Kim Kardashian and her famous rear end, Lindsay Lohan, Samantha Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Jessica Simpson and even a Sarah Palin look alike manages to make it into the video, and trust me she will be wishing she hadn’t. Kim Kardashian on the other hand thought the video was funny and was flattered to be a part of it. Dr. Dre produced the new album and even has a cameo in the video as Captain Kirk from Star Trek. It is definitely out there but worth the watch.
Here is a little more baby news for you for today. Campbell Brown of CNN and her husband welcomed their second son on Monday, Asher Liam who was a big boy weighing in at 9 lbs. 4 oz and 21.5 inches. Penelope Ann Miller also welcomed her second child Maria Adela. She is the couple’s second girl. Penelope will be in a new movie with “High School Musical” cutie, Corbin Bleu. The two can be seen in the new family movie “Robosapien: Rebooted and Free Style.” Hopefully the movie is way better then its title! And there is more “Melrose Place” news to report. I feel like this is de ja vu…the newest old cast mate to join the show is Thomas Calabro, who placed Dr. Michael Mancini. I loved the show and am so happy to see all these familiar faces returning. I bet they are so happy to be asked to play these famous roles again. I wonder if my favorite Jack Wagner will be back too. Why do they even need the new people, just bring back all the old ones.
Despite all that she has been through this week, Madonna comes to the aid of the Italian earth quake victims. Madonna grandparents on her father’s side actually lived in the town of Pacentro many many years ago. After hearing a plea from the Mayor asking for help for the town’s people, Madonna did not hesitate. She made a huge donation. Although the amount has not been released it is said to be around $500,000. Way to go Madonna! In other optimistic news, it seems that Farrah Fawcett who was recently admitted to the hospital for internal bleeding should be released in the next few days. IT is hard to believe that Farrah Fawcett is 62 and despite battling cancer still looks amazing. Her friend Alana Stewart says that Farrah is very brave and has a strong positive spirit. We love you Farrah…keep up the good fight!