Archive for July 2009

Michael Jackson vs. Super Mario Brothers

Heh. This video makes me both miss Michael Jackson and want to play some Nintendo. To the emulator, we go!

Eminem: The Warning

Remind me never to piss Eminem off. The rapper slammed Mariah Carey in a song on “Relapse,” pissing off Carey and hubbie Nick Cannon, who took his rage to blog and media outlets. Now Eminem firing back the way he does it best – in song. Check out one hell of a diss:

Michelle Pfieffer’s subtle sexy

michelleAt 51, Michelle Pfeiffer is still smoking hot, but the actress said she feels “silly” in sexy clothes.

“I can’t wear a skirt that’s too short any more. It’s not that my legs are bad, it just looks silly. I feel less pressure to dress youthfully. I’m in my 50s and everyone knows I’m in my 50s – who are you kidding? Jeans are my uniform. I have about 15 pairs,” said Pfeiffer.

She recently revealed getting older makes her feel “free”.

“If you think hitting 40 is liberating, wait until you hit 50 – and I was surprised at how liberating it was. The anticipation of something is always much worse than the reality,” said the actress.

Pfeiffer said she hasn’t had any career problems due to her age and keeps getting cast with sexy young actors.

“It seems my leading men keep getting younger the older I get. It seems people have an aversion about casting me with men my age. Lucky for me, I don’t really mind,” said Pfeiffer.

“The roles become more interesting the older you get. It’s also at a time in my life when I’m not wanting to just work all the time, so it’s all just fine.”

Beyonce and Jay-Z making a baby?

beyonceBeyonce Knowles has hinted she may try for a baby when she finishes her current world tour.

She and Jay-Z wed in a secret ceremony last April and now she says she wants to become a mother.

“I think I’ll have a child when it’s supposed to happen. Right now, I’ll be on tour for a year and, you know…” Beyonce said.

For now, she’s satisfying her maternal urges by playing aunt to her younger sister Solange’s son, four-year-old Jules.

Beyonce said: “I just love him so much!”

Despite having four years on Solange, Beyonce admits she relies on her sibling for advice because she is a mother.

“She gives me a lot of advice because she’s had some life experiences that I’ve never had,” said Beyonce.

Eminem is Judd Apatow’s best moment

eminem_funny_people“Funny People,” opening today, has plenty of star power and among them is Eminem. The rapper’s cameo gave director Judd Apatow his “best moments ever”.

Eminem makes a guest appearance in the comedy and Apatow said he loved getting the chance to work with the “We Made You” star.

“He was a fantastic actor, and the best moments ever in my career were pitching him new jokes to say and making him laugh really hard,” said the filmmaker.

“Apparently, you can’t shock Eminem with anything you have to say. To make him laugh super hard was really, really fun, and he’s great in the movie. I’m glad that his scene kills, and so it’s really exciting.”

The rapper impressed cast and crew on the movie.

“He came early and well-prepared. I think he felt like, ‘I’m entering a world of comedy here. I got to be on my game.’ He was really funny, willing to say anything. I thought if I pitched him certain jokes, he’d say, ‘No, no that’s too far.’”

Jessica Simpson’s racial faux paux

jessica-simpsonWhen Barrack Obama is done with his beer summit, Jessica Simpson needs his help. The singer has started trouble by using a Native American stereotype in an interview.

When asked if she would take back the expensive speedboat she bought for her now ex-boyfriend Tony Romo, Simpson reportedly told gossip website TMZ: “I’m not an Indian giver.”

The phrase refers to a person who gives a gift only to later demand its return. It is said to be based on the stereotype that Native American people are untrustworthy.

Jacqueline L. Pata, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, has defended Simpson, claiming many people did not understand the racist meaning of the term.

“Most people flippantly use the comment ‘Indian giver’ without realizing its true meaning. Jessica’s comment provides us with a good chance to educate people not to stereotype Native Americans by using a comment that is both incorrect in the way most people use it, and culturally insensitive to Native people,” she said.

Meanwhile, Simpson has reportedly been “devastated” by claims Romo was having an “emotional affair” with another woman in the months before the couple split (of course, rumor is he ended it with her because she had text messages on her phone from ex-John Mayer).

Simpson reportedly introduced Romo to Natalie Smith backstage at one of her concerts in February and Tony has been accused of sending the girl “flirty texts” since.

A friend of Natalie’s said: “Natalie and Tony are not officially dating, but they are having an intimate relationship.”

FACT OF THE DAY

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies! (man thats gotta hurt)

Mel Gibson accused of hitting a photog

gibsonMel Gibson might be up to no good.

The actor/director/Catholic divorcee was at Los Angeles Playhouse with his pregnant girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva Wednesday night when he allegedly struck a man suspected of being a paparazzi.

According to reports, Gibson and Grigorieva looked “happy and in love” at the beginning of the evening.

Supposedly a woman approached them posing as a fan, but who is believed to be a reporter from Life and Style. She took a picture of Gibson and Grigorieva, but the star’s security team seized the camera and deleted the shots.

Next, the woman supposedly asked a male friend to try to get a photo, provoking Gibson to allegedly attack him.

A source told gossip website Hollyscoop: “Mel approached the guy who tried to take his picture and ripped his shirt.”

The man involved has filed a battery report against Mel at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood division.

He is not believed to have been injured in the incident.

Joe Jackson confirms Omer Bhatti is Michael’s son

I will give Joe Jackson this – he knows how to keep the media interested. The father of Michael Jackson confirmed for TV One that Michael had another son, Omer Bhatti. spotted at the King of Pop’s funeral with the family. Didn’t hedge at all.

Seeing as Joe wasn’t particularly involved with Michael and has been nothing but trouble for the last few decades, I’m still somewhat hesitant, but I probably shouldn’t be.

Check it out below:

Vid: Young new Johnny Cash?

I’ve seen 50-year-olds who can’t rock out like this. Check out this 5-year-old boy as he plays “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash:

Britney Spears to convert for boyfriend?

spearstrawickBritney Spears’ quiet romance with her agent Jason Trawick is reportedly going so strong that she hopes to convert to Judaism so she can marry him.

According to reports on Monday, Spears has told sources that she plans to renounce Christianity and become a Jew.

Spears has recently been photographed wearing a Star of David necklace during her current world tour.

Sources have also said that Spears has recruited a rabbi to help her study the faith.

“Britney wants to try the religion Jason was brought up with,” an insider reportedly told celebrity Web site Bang Showbiz.

Megan Fox tries to make amends with Michael Bay

megan-fox-michael-bayMegan Fox has had a lecture from her agent an epiphany and suddenly realizes that a feud with Michael Bay may not be the best career decision. She’s playing down their war of words with the “Transformers” director earlier this summer.

Fox blasted Bay in an interview in June, just days before “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen” was released in the U.S., ranting that “working with Michael Bay is not about acting”.

Bay, in turn, dismissed her comment in a separate interview, telling the Wall Street Journal, “Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in Transformers.”

He added, “That’s Megan Fox for you. She says some very ridiculous things because she’s 23 years old and she still has a lot of growing to do.”

Fox claims this is simply how the two interact. She says she doesn’t have any bad feelings about Bay.

Speaking at Comic-Con this weekend, Fox said, “That’s just me and Mike. That’s how we talk. I don’t feel like we’re in a war of words at all.”

And Fox went on to admit there could be some truth to the criticisms Bay made about her: “Obviously, what he said is not untrue, about me saying ridiculous things all the time and being 23. That’s all accurate.”

Jackson Rathbone helps dying fan

rathboneThis is almost enough to make me switch to Team Jasper. “New Moon” star Jackson Rathbone is making a dying fan’s dream come true with a behind-the-scenes tour of his band’s upcoming concert.

The actor, who plays Jasper Hale in the vampire franchise, performs with two friends in the rock group 100 Monkeys.

Rathbone’s offered to let 14-year-old Dorothy, a fan dying of terminal cancer, hang out backstage with the band at Saturday’s show in Dallas, Texas

“We’re all very lucky people and helping others makes us who we are,” said the star.

Victoria Beckham doing damage control

beckhamsVictoria Beckham is looking to do a little damage control after her husband embarrassed her on the soccer pitch.

The former Spice Girls star is planning a series of high-profile interviews in hopes of improving her image and that of her superstar hubbie David Beckham.

David has had a series of heated arguments with supporters of the Los Angeles Galaxy after returning from his temporary time with AC Milan, an Italian club.

Rumor has it David wants to leave the states, but Victoria wants to stay and make it big here.

“Victoria works hard on the image of ‘Brand Beckham’. She has always been eager to promote them as the perfect couple. David arguing with fans doesn’t really fit in with that image and she was embarrassed,” said a source.

Victoria was at a recent game with friend Tom Cruise when David was booed by fans and the singer-turned-fashion designer is said to have been extremely shaken by the hostile atmosphere.

“I think it was only once the game had finished that the real impact of what had happened seemed to hit Victoria. Tom was a fantastic support and comforted her. It’s clear that popularity means a lot to Victoria and I think the feeling that she and David are not welcome in the eyes of some any more has come as a major blow,” said the source.

The insider claims David plans to stick by Victoria in her attempts to win fans over.

Another source added: “David and Victoria have made their minds up that they will get through this drama together. Victoria is already planning an appearance on David Letterman’s talk show this summer. They will fight back.”

Guy Ritchie doubles the pleasure, double the fun

guy-ritchieGuy Ritchie has traded Madonna in for a couple of younger models. The director has been spotted with 18-year-old twin models.

Ritchie, 40, was snapped hugging and kissing beauties Katarina and Kristina Knezevic while dining at a hotel in Sardinia. The British filmmakers was vacationing on the Italian island with his son, three-year-old David Banda, when the brunettes from Montenegro approached him for a photograph.

“Guy seemed really taken by the twins. They were laughing and joking. He was happy to pose for a photo with them,” said a source.

Ritchie has been spotted with several women since his divorce from Madonna. He has also been linked to Jemima Khan, supermodel Elle Macpherson and had an intimate beach date with a mystery brunette.

Jay-Z to dish dirt on marriage in new book

beyonce-jayJay-Z and Beyonce have been very quiet about their relationship and their marriage, but now the rapper is planning to tell all about his marriage in a new book.

Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, is planning to write an autobiography which includes details about his marriage. He wed Beyonce in April 2008 in a secret ceremony.

“It’s going to cover everything from his days on the streets as a drug dealer to his fairytale wedding to Beyonce. He’ll also be revealing his rapping secrets,” said a source.

A spokesperson for the star confirmed plans for the book, which as yet has no title or release date, but it’s expected to come out near the release of his new album, “The Blueprint 3,” in September.

Beyonce has often credited the quiet nature of her romance with Jay-Z as the key to its longevity.

“I think I have a successful, long-lasting relationship, longer than most people’s in the industry, so I must be doing something right,” the singer said.

“It’s important for people to know that there’s a line you can’t cross in this. It’s real. It’s not like some fairytale that people watch for entertainment – it’s real life and it’s important to keep it to yourself.

“We worked really hard at keeping our wedding private. I’ve always been this way, and he’s always been this way, so that’s why we complement each other. We always knew that it would be private and quiet, for all the right reasons.”

Whitney Houston’s Akon fears

whitney_houstonWhitney Houston’s collaboration with Akon wasn’t an easy one. The singer was nervous about working with the hiphop star, but wanted to recapture the sound of her 1999 hit “My Love Is Your Love,” which she worked on with Wyclef Jean, for her new album “I Look To You.”

“When (label president) Clive (Davis) told me I would be working with Akon, I thought, ‘Hmm, interesting, um, all right,’” said Houston.

“I wanted the record like ‘My Love Is Your Love’ with an island feel. I wanted an island record because ‘My Love Is Your Love’ is so huge and it has its own fashion with Wyclef. I wanted that feeling, but I didn’t know who could do that. And Clive came and said, ‘Akon is the guy that we’re going to work with.’ And I was like, ‘OK, Akon. OK, I can deal with that.’”

Even after their first meeting, Akon didn’t manage to completely quash her nerves

“I was asking him, ‘Did your mother name you Akon?’ And he said, ‘No, it means a convict.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, God. OK, all right, I can handle that.’ He’s a gentleman. He did his work very well. We did it very quickly, very diligently, and I’m very proud of that record. It’s a great record,” she said.

Alicia Keys, however, was tops on her list of people to work with.

“When she performed at one of Clive’s parties the year before last, I kind of looked at her, and it was when she had the ‘No One’ record out, and it was the only record that came on the radio that inspired me,” said Houston. “It made me feel good and happy, and I thought, ‘God, she’s on the label with Daddy – Clive Davis – here.’

“I thought, ‘I got to get to know her. I got to have a camaraderie with some of the people that were on the label where I came back home to.’ I walked over to her, and off the cuff said, ‘Hey, do you think you could produce me?’ She said, ‘Yeah, I think I can.’

“Then I performed a year after, and she came up with the song ‘Million Dollar Bill,’ and I said, ‘Wow, incredible.’”

FACT OF THE DAY

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.

Vid: Young and already hip-hopping

I wish I had this kid’s moves:

Katie Holmes nearly hurt on movie set

holmesScientology nearly lost one of its sweethearts recently. Katie Holmes narrowly avoided serious injury after a car caught fire on the set of her new movie “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.”

She was reportedly shooting a scene in the vehicle when the battery exploded last weekend in Melbourne, Australia.

Holmes dashes from the car just before it burst into flames.

A source said: “Katie was inside a car when the vehicle’s battery exploded – it was sparking smoke and fumes before the car then caught fire.

“The exploding battery was not a part of the film.”

The film is a remake of a 1973 TV movie – Katie plays a woman who is stalked by wicked gnomes.

Before her near miss, Holmes said she was looking forward to filming.

“I’m really enjoying it. The movie is really character-driven. It’s really her journey becoming a mother. In the midst of that, there are unexpected scares,” she said.