March 19th, 2006

Judge Halts Notorious B.I.G. album sales.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A judge halted sales of Notorious B.I.G.'s breakthrough 1994 album "Ready to Die" after a jury decided the title song used part of an Ohio Players tune without permission.

The jury Friday awarded $4.2 million in punitive and direct damages to the two music companies that own rights to Ohio Players recordings.

The sales ban imposed by U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell affects the album and the title song in anyform, including Internet downloads and radio play.

It was unclear when or how the ban would take effect. By Saturday evening, a search of BestBuy.com and Amazon.com showed "Ready to Die" was still available for purchase online.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060319/ap_on_en_mu/rap_sampling_verdict
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March 19, 2006 -- "I'M not stupid. I know I'm not getting girls off my good looks. When I'd sold 50,000 records, I was [having sex with] fat chicks in Virginia. I look in the mirror when I brush my teeth, I know what I look like" - Kid Rock in Blender... "THERE'S nothing hotter than a funny guy. They become gorgeous because they are so funny. Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler are as sexy as it gets" - Molly Sims to Movies.com about playing Schneider's wife in "The Benchwarmers."

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WORST MTV's My Super Sweet 16!

MTV's popular show visited my area yesterday, Oakland County MI, the REAL OC, the county with the highest income in the US. Anyway, Alexandra W. (sorry, I’m not giving out her last name) had her My Super Sweet 16 Party in the Birmingham Community House, a small venue. How small? I took drivers ed there three years ago, book club discussion are held there as its right across from the public library. Anyway, it was a WHITE party, so all area stores were sold out of white dresses lately, and now we know why. Peeking in windows, we all saw the party, it looked rather lame. This is going to be one of the episodes where the girl's bitchyness overshadows the party itself.

The show was also highly staged, myself and friends decided to "crash" the party, as the MTV camera crew had 3 cameras on us, having us do several different angled shots of each move we made. First having us explain the plan, then running to the wall we were going to jump over (they told us this "plan"), then running from security 3 times. When they called the police, we all scattered, as the police station is less than one block away.

After the popos left, they interviewed us and we pretended to be the extremely obnox. kids that you always see on, "I just wanted to wish her a happy birthday...I heard Beyonce was performing...I heard Paris flew in just for this!". Anyway, after the cameras went back inside 2 hrs later, we were joking around with her security, and as we left, they said "You're not missing much, she's a huge brat"

Well we'll all see when the new season starts back up!


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EDIT: I got 2 more pics of her...shes GROSS
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EDIT: I found her myspace! http://www.myspace.com/secretsofstarfish
I am so white.

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I know you've all seen those horrid Jenny Craig ads with Kirstie Alley, but hot DAMN, I didn't realize how much weight she really lost until I saw these shots of her at Celebrity Fight Night XII (I'm not sure why she was there, either.)
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I've been restraining myself from talking a whole lot of shit about Hoopz, but I don't think I can help it :(
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I'm certainly no Paris fan, but there's something about these candids of her that are just... off. I can't quite put my finger on it (and I'm not really sure I want to.)
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rumor has it

NY Daily News

Prickly Lauryn Hill might want to be a little less difficult to people giving her money. As well as her silly demand that she be called only "Miss Hill," her refusal to do "contractually obligated" press rankled organizers of the Montblanc 100th-anniversary party on Tuesday night. Instead, she arrived with a wig over her face and refused to talk. … Robbie Williams was seen chatting up an unknown "Australian blond beauty" at Aspen last week at a party for fellow Brit singer James Blunt. Blunt (who is not only skinny but teeny — we're talking 5-feet-6) is in NYC to record his next release. … Claire Danes, Salma Hayek, Billy Crudup, Clive Owen and Neil Patrick Harris all checked out the gory Irish comedy "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" last weekend. … Throngs of spectators have been blocking traffic at Charles and Bleecker Sts., hoping for a glimpse of Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is starring as a chef in a movie being filmed in the shuttered restaurant Hue.

Lindsay's mom gets Bing star treatment

Lindsay Lohan, who's your daddy?

Spies have twice spotted her mom, Dina Lohan, stepping out with Steven Bing, the wealthy producer and real-estate heir who fathered a child with Elizabeth Hurley. He was also briefly linked with Nicole Kidman.

Dina is a vivacious blond beauty who seems to enjoy the movie-star lifestyle as much as her daughter. Her estranged husband — Lindsay's father, Michael Lohan — is currently in the clink after a rough time with drugs and alcohol.

Although Steve and Dina have been looking very snuggly, Lindsay's rep describes the relationship as "just friends."

Or, as Dina was overheard telling a publicist pal when they hit Cain nightclub, "I'm just playing with him."

I guess that's the same thing?

Don't shoot the messenger

Which famous older star, who married a very rich person at an oceanside compound last month, had to be talked out of having a cash bar at the wedding reception, according to the New York-based event planner?


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/gossip/v-echo/story/401060p-339773c.html source
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Manolo Blahnik vs. Carrie Bradshaw


 

Don't you hate when actors and actresses drag your name through the mud? And by drag your name through the mud, we mean, make you more famous than you ever dreamt you could be.

Now that everyone and their Gastineu clad mom wants a pair of Manolo Blahniks the designer is totally fuming. We don't claim to understand this fashion world, but at some high society meta meta riche fest, where an intimate group gathered in celebration of Eric Boman's newest photographic shrine to the designer, the HBO hit's influence over the shoe's popularity was brought up. And just as quickly, shot down.

“Manolo thinks—which is very unfair—he thinks it’s vulgarized his name,” said Mr. Boman, who has a boyish, fine-featured face.

You know, because Sarah Jessica Parker wrote Sex and the City, she was wholly responsible for putting Blahniks on the map. That tramp.

“He says,”—here Mr. Boman traded his casual chatty tone for a comically grandiloquent one—“‘I’m sure that that Miss Parker is a perfectly nice woman,’ and, he says, ‘I have met her, as a matter of fact’—I think she presented him with some award, you know, and she is a very nice woman, but he just thought that...”—Mr. Boman went into silent reflection for a moment—“It’s an aspect of his work that he doesn’t feel is his work?”

Yeah, see, we didn't prep for crazy talk with Cindy Adams' column, today, so, we're not even sure what to say about this. But, those Observer folks speak whack, so you can get the rest of the "how Sarah Jessica Parker ruined Manolo Blahnik's life" story from them.

Source: Jossip and The Daily Transom

Dixie Chicks send new single to AC Radio, not Country.


Remember when Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks said that she was "ashamed that president bush was from their home state of Texas"?

They are releasing their first single since country music fans started burning their albums in the streets, sending them death threats, and pretty much ignoring that they ever even existed.

Not Ready to Make Nice
Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Marty McGuire

edit://listen to the song here thanks to eivets_rednow

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I’m not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I’m still waiting

I’m through with doubt
There’s nothing left for me to figure out
I’ve paid a price
And I’ll keep paying

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I know you said
Can’t you just get over it
It turned my whole world around
And I kind of like it

I made my bed and I sleep like a baby
With no regrets and I don’t mind sayin’
It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger
And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they’d write me a letter
Sayin’ that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over


I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I’m not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I’m still waiting

source: www.DixieChicks.com, randr.com (AC chart vs. Country chart)

former musicians whore themselves on American Inventor

Evan and Jaron show up to whore themselves on American Inventor's premiere

Remember these guys? They had the one hit song about 5 years ago called "Crazy for this Girl"
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Perhaps the most interesting moment, however, involved some classic reality TV whoring. One-hit wonders Evan and Jaron showed up as contestants to pitch a two-level bowl, which had space for seeds, pits, and shells underneath a serving dish.

Unlike Chris Wylde’s pseudonymous appearance on American Idol 3, they didn’t hide their identity; one of their friends' band members actually announced to the judges that they were “famous musicians, Evan and Jaron … do your hit song!” And they did, singing a few lines of “Crazy For This Girl.”

How sad is it that you have to go on a reality show to make America remember who you are? Three of the judges voted to send them to the next round, but one wasn’t buying it. “It’s a hustle. A cheap hustle,” judge Doug Hall said.
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While Doug voted for the DVD woman, Mary Lou actually voted for Evan and Jaron, who in the post-interview confessional, confirmed that they were using the show just for PR: “We’re going to be huge. We’re going to be famous again, America.”

In other words, screw the invention, we’ll be famous because once we appear on the show, people will buy our record and visit our web site, and the media will write about us, and even those people who write about our shameless publicity whoring will be giving us even more publicity.

Oops.

source: realityblurred

did anyone catch this!?! pitifully hilarious. even more pitiful is that i actually stood in line to meet them in 2001. eeegh.

Italians leave Pitt Jolie no-show



Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie


Officials in the Italian town where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were reportedly to wed on Saturday were disappointed the couple failed to show. "We are at the end of our rope," said Giuseppe Salvioni, a spokesman for Cernobbio and its mayor.

"Let's say we are packing it in", he said as they left for the day.

Italian newspapers had said the US stars would marry in a ceremony at their friend George Clooney's villa, in the town of Laglio on Lake Como. There has been huge global press speculation as to whether Troy star Pitt and Tomb Raider actress Jolie would turn up this weekend.  Cernobbio's Mayor Simona Saladini said she had been told on Saturday to remain on standby for possible official functions into the evening.
 

'Guardia di Finanza' boat

Police in the Lake Como area were on alert and a private security firm had increased security around Clooney's nearby villa, she added.

However Ms Saladini would not reveal who had told her to remain on standby for possible official duties, nor would she divulge which private security company had reportedly increased security around Clooney's villa.

"I have been mayor since 2003 and they would be the most famous couple to be married here," she said on Saturday morning.

But the only wedding she performed that day was for an older couple at city hall. And in Laglio, Mayor Giuseppe said long-term construction projects on Clooney's estate made any wedding there virtually impossible.


 

Two men dressed as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

The nearest the crowds and media got to seeing much of interest was when two men dressed up as Pitt and Jolie and kissed each other by Cernobbio's lakeside.

People from nearby towns also turned up, including a Clooney lookalike who showed off a photo in his wallet of himself posing with the famous actor. "They were talking about it (on the news) this morning, so I came to take a look," said Giuseppe Gregorio, who said he stood in for Clooney for lighting tests during the filming of Ocean's 12 in nearby Villa Erba.

Cernobbio's hotels and restaurants benefited from the publicity, with Pietro Sacchi, owner of Harry's Bar, saying: "I doubled the number of clients this week." The press also gathered in Paris in front of an apartment where Jolie has stayed in the past, but there was no sign of her there either.

Despite sightings of them together, Pitt and Jolie remain very private and did not publicly acknowledge their relationship for months. They are expecting a child, and a court ruled in January that Jolie's adopted children could take on Pitt's surname as "adoptive father-to-be".

Pitt divorced actress Jennifer Aniston last October after four and a half years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. He denied Jolie, who is twice divorced, was involved in the split, which came after the couple starred in the film Mr and Mrs Smith.

Publicists for Clooney and Pitt have declined to comment on reports about any wedding plans. 



(Source - BBC)
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Courtney Love back in the studio




Rehab rocker Courtney Love has entered a Los Angeles studio to begin work on a new solo album, the follow-up to 2004’s poorly received America’s Sweetheart.

Songwriter and former 4-Non Blondes singer Linda Perry is producing most of the effort while Love’s ex-boyfriend Billy Corgan is also set to produce a few of the tracks.
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Lindsay Lohan is the new face of Louis Vuitton

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Lindsay Lohan is set to become the face of Louis Vuitton.

The 'Mean Girls' star will replace Leonardo DiCaprio's ex, Gisele Bundchen.

An insider said: "She just got asked to be in the ads and she's going to say yes.

"She's really excited."

The change of face has reportedly been ordered by the chic label's designer, Marc Jacobs.

The star is not the only Hollywood A-lister to be getting a new deal.

Rachel Weisz is the new face of Burberry.

The Oscar-winning actress, who is currently seven months pregnant with her first child, will advertise the fashion house's latest fragrance, London.

Meanwhile Keira Knightley has been brought in as the new face of Chanel cosmetics.

The deal with the exclusive French house is worth $1 million dollars over a three year period.

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A producer who worked with James Blunt before his fame is claiming royalties to some of his songs.

Lukas Burton says he developed Blunt's talents then was forgotten when the singer got a recording contract.

He says Blunt's music used to be "crude, occasionally laughably direct, and betrayed his relative lack of musicianship or discernible influence." Burton says he saw potential, however, and started working with him.

Burton – who has worked with stars including Dido, Tina Arena and Samantha Mumba – wrote on a website: "A couple of people told me I shouldn't be working with him without a contract in place.

"But to be honest the love couldn't have been thicker in the air – lots of talk about how great the record was going to be and how cool the whole situation was."

When industry figures spotted Blunt, they told him to cut his ties with Burton, he says. He spoke of his anger at the situation, saying: "I had pinned an awful lot of hope on the project and devoted a huge amount of painstaking effort to it."

The UK Performing Rights Society has suspended Blunt's rights for six tracks on Back to Bedlam.

Blunt's publicist has declined to give details of the situation. She said, however: "Traditionally, when a record is this massive, everyone wants to claim credit for its success. This is no different."

(Source - DigitalSpy)

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oh the drama!

josh hartnett vs. hohan & company...

'We know there is there is this supposed feud between LL and Scarlett Johansson but we don’t really know what it stems from. Gawker found LL writing rude things on the bathroom walls about Scarlett and supposedly LL is just jealous of her career but who knew Scarlett’s boyfriend would get involved. Page Six quotes Josh Hartnett as saying this in this month’s Jane Magazine:

“What scares me with pop culture is . . . looking at my younger brother and sister and their friends, seeing my little sister’s friends looking, like, to Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton - I just don’t think that’s anything to strive for. I don’t think those girls are too happy. And it’s like, the culture is so focused on a more self-oriented . . . luck-based mentality. It’s just like, get what’s good for you. It’s a herd mentality that I think is really about making money.”

Damn. I wonder what LL will have to say in return.'

source: http://popsugar.com/5017

and here's a link to the gawker article about the potty graffiti: http://www.gawker.com/news/lindsay-lohan/lindsay-lohans-graffiti-love-letter-148265.php
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Kate Moss In Running For Top Mother Award

Kate Moss

Kate Moss is on the Celebrity Mum of the Year shortlist despite her cocaine scandal.

The model takes on the Duchess of Cornwall, Penny Lancaster, Jordan, Davina McCall, Tess Daly and Sharon Osbourne, amongst other contenders. Serial nominee Victoria Beckham is not in the running, nor is last year's winner Kerry Katona.

The 15 in with a chance have to wait until next Thursday to find out who has won.
 

(Source - DigitalSpy)

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Nicole offends family.

"Nicole offends family"



The Simple Life star Nicole Richie has angered a family whilst filming the hit TV series, after using explicit language in front of an 11-year-old boy. The fourth series of the reality show, titled "The Simple Life 4: 'Til Death Do Us Part", features Richie and co-star Paris Hilton taking on mothering and housewife responsibilities. Richie, pushing a baby carriage, questioned the youth, who was innocently playing basketball in his front yard, about how she looked, using a profane word. The boy's father, who was infuriated by the incident, has refused to let the footage be used in the show and issued a complaint to the show's production company E!. The episode, shot in the Castaic neighbourhood of Los Angeles, is scheduled to air in the Spring 2006.

- ContactMusic.Com
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LEE QUESTIONS CLOONEY'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH



Director SPIKE LEE has criticised GEORGE CLOONEY for highlighting GONE WITH THE WIND actress HATTIE MCDANIEL's Oscar triumph in 1933 as an example of Hollywood's "forward-thinking". While accepting his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor earlier this month (05MAR06), Clooney fired back at critics who claim Hollywood is out of touch by citing MCDaniel's win. Lee says, "To use that as an example of how progressive Hollywood is is ridiculous. Hattie MCDaniel played MAMMY in Gone With the Wind. "That film was basically saying that the wrong side won the Civil War and that black people should still be enslaved. "C'mon! I like George a lot. I'm not hating on him. But I don't think he really thought it out. "How many years was it between Hattie MCDaniel and HALLE BERRY (winning an acting Oscar)? Sixty-some-odd? C'mon!"

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Dave Grohl says he and his fellow Foo Fighters are off the road until his first baby is born in April. "We'll probably start doing some shows here and there in June and July," he tells Billboard, "but for the most part, we're just going to kind of take it easy."

The first-time papa is getting plenty of advice from those who have gone before him, including: Keep any potential baby names to yourself. "That's the first advice people gave me: 'Look, when you start thinking about names, don't f*cking tell your family. Everyone will start piping in there.'" He would not spill the beans to Billboard either, but adds, "It's a family name, so it's very nice. It's not like Moonchild or Tinkerbell or something like that."

Fatherhood may affect his songwriting, but he says a greater pull right now is the piano his wife recently gave him for his birthday. "I've never played piano, and I've always wanted to. I taught myself how to play every instrument that I play. I've never taken lessons. Just before my birthday, I sat down and started to figure out how to play piano, just by ear. I'm not f*cking Liberace, but I'm figuring it out."


http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002199032
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A day after telling EW that Radiohead would be scoring A Scanner Darkly, director Richard Linklater's film adaptation of the Philip K. Dick sci-fi novel, Warner Independent Pictures is singing a slightly different tune. Instead of a full-blown original score, the film will feature music by Radiohead, including a brand-new track from lead singer Thom Yorke's upcoming solo release. Warner Independent is still working out what music will make the cut, and couldn't say if the tracks would be all new or a mix of old and new.


source: http://www.ateaseweb.com


For the people who don't give a hoot about Peter Maximilian Wentz the third.
black hole sun

ILL CONTINUE KNOWING WHAT HAPPENED SEVERAL SUMMERS AGO!





Who's in it? Ben Easter , Don Shanks , Brooke Nevin , Star LaPoint , Alessandra Toreson

What's it about? Four teens from a small Colorado town will be victimized by a phantom menace one year after a July Fourth prank gone awry kills one of their buddies. Against the protestation of one of them, the group agree to keep this secret, only to find their friendships torn apart from the strain. The next Independence Day, just before the town's annual carnival, the four receive intimidating communiques indicating someone is aware of what happened before. The group suspect the cousin of the dead friend, only to discover they are very much on the wrong track. Can the friends survive and figure out the identity of their tormentor before they end up dead themselves?




Source: http://www.countingdown.com/movies/3791078

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469111/