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.
You have got to love Coldplay…listen to what the band is doing for their fans during these hard times. They just announced that for every fan that attends there “Vida la Vida” summer concert on the North America leg of their tour, they will receive a free live album from the band. How awesome is that? And for those unable to attend the concert they can download 9 songs from “LeftRightLeftRightLeft” at the bands official Coldplay website. The band said in a statement that “Playing live is what we love. This album is a thank you to our fans – the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen.
There is a big celebration planned for this Sunday to honor and celebrate singing legend and activist Pete Seeger, who is turning 90. For those of you who don’t know him you will once I share a few of his famous songs. He is famous for, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, as well as “If I Had a Hammer” and “Turn!Turn! Turn!”. The celebration that will be held at Madison Square Garden will be a 4 hour concert event with performers such as Emmy Lou Harris, Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder plus many more are scheduled to perform. The event is a benefit to help raise money for Seeger’s charity, the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, which helps preserve the river from all the pollution. Seeger himself is scheduled to sing one of his songs but he is not sharing which one he will be doing. Although turning 90, Seeger has not slowed down, he performed at President Obama’s inauguration, as well as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival last month, and he just released a new album. It should be a special night for a special man.
David Blaine is handing out “how to survive starvation advice” to Mia Farrow, who is now on day 5 of her hunger strike, to raise awareness for the Darfur situation. If you remember, Blaine went 44 days without food while he hung out over the Thames River in London. So his advice for Farrow…drink 4 liters of water a day and after 6 days you will stop feeling hungry. Well she is almost there, let’s hope he is right. Farrow is said to be very weak already and spends most of her time in bed. Her goal is to not eat for 3 weeks.
IT seems to be true love for Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey who if you can believe it are celebrating their one year anniversary. That is pretty big in Hollywood, don’t you think? The two celebrated in Las Vegas this week at the Palms Casino Resort. Nick surprised Mariah with a video that he put together of the couple’s first year together. It brought Mariah to tears. After the video, Nick told Mariah and all their friends that had been invited to their anniversary celebration that, “this is the most amazing person in the world. I dedicate my life to her daily, and together this union is gonna last forever. She is my rock.” Awww…love him! Congratulations guys, I hope it does last forever.
Love is still in the air for Nick Cannon and his wife Mariah Carey. Nick is quite the romantic and pulled out a lavish yet intimate 40 birthday party celebration in Barbados for Mariah and 11 of their close friends. The couple flew to Barbados in a private jet, and then had the party at the swanky Whispers on the Bay restaurant. Nick had the restaurant filled with hundreds of balloons and there was plenty of Dom Perignon to go around. People from the restaurant said that the couple were very lovey dovey with one another and were also very nice and down to earth to the restaurant employees. The couple was seen playing together on the beach and talking a romantic walk together. How sweet. Mariah has been working really hard on a new album and Nick just wanted her to have fun and relax. Nice job Nick sounds like mission accomplished!
I have to say I think Britney Spears is really back this time. She has been working really hard on her Circus tour and she is also the new face of Candies’ shoes. She has new ads coming out for the line that are available at Kohl’s and let me tell you she looks amazing. She has gotten her body in amazing shape and she is flaunting it. Check out her behind the scenes photo shoot for Candies and see if you agree.
So really, what is our world coming to when the longest running comedy, “The Simpsons” will be our new postage stamp? I guess the U.S. Postal Service wants us laughing as they increase postage yet again and this time to 44 cents a stamp. A spokesman for the USPS says that “The Simpsons are American Icons. We are excited about it and we think America will be too.” I would be more excited if they weren’t raising their prices. How about this though…out of more than 50,000 suggestions for who/what should be on the next stamp they chose “The Simpsons.” That is just a little funny to me even if the show has been on the air for 20 years. Don’t get me wrong, I love Marge, Homer and Bart Simpson but on our nations postage stamps??
OK, and this whole John Mayer and Jennifer Anniston break up is starting to get really ugly. And although I appreciate the drama, I just didn’t expect it from him. John gave an earful to a crowd of 3000 who were on the Mayercraft Carrier 2, that John was on to debut his new song, “Heartbreak Warfare”. Think this is about his breakup with Anniston?? He told the crowd some very unkind things about his ex including, “its miserable being around someone who’s negative.” He also shared with the crowd that Anniston is “obsessive – compulsive” and that “she isn’t down at all about their split”. He also got a bit crazy talking about Perez Hilton (who is not a big Anniston fan) and how he made out with him and how he would have sex with him “just to prove a point”. Kind of odd behavior from the star. You can read all about it in the new issue of US Magazine. I am sure the article is going to cause quite a stir.