May 10th, 2006

Billboard Confirms!

Eight months after it was first slated to hit stores, Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," is now being eyed for a July 25 release via Interscope. Among the tracks now slated for inclusion is "Number 1," which features Kanye West. The pair appear in the video for the cut, which was recently filmed in Miami.

"In My Mind" was originally supposed to feature seven R&B-leaning tracks and seven others with more of a hip-hop approach. Two songs have already been worked to U.S. radio outlets: "Can I Have It Like That" featuring Gwen Stefani and "Angel."

Williams also performed another track, "Mamacita," with Daddy Yankee last December at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Other guests expected to appear on "In My Mind" include Slim Thug, Nelly and Jay-Z.

Williams remains as busy as ever collaborating with other artists, including Nelly Furtado, Pitbull, Lupe Fiasco and, as first reported here, Velvet Revolver.

Janet: I'm better than you

Is Britney planning a surprise divorce?

How serious are Britney Spears’ marital woes?

So serious, according to one report, that she’s met with her family and lawyer — but not hubby Kevin Federline — and the topic of divorce came up.

“Brit’s been very unhappy, and I think she needs to find some peace,” a source told Life & Style Weekly. “Once the Spears family gets its game plan together, the idea is to spring a divorce on Kev without warning.”

Spears’ rep denies that there are problems with the marriage, but an insider told the mag that Spears was so angry with her partying hubby that she threw out all his liquor.

“She’s not going to let him make her feel like a guest in her own home anymore,” the insider said. “The new rules include no smoking or drinking, since secondhand smoke is bad for the kids.”

The two are, however, also reportedly having happier disagreements: over what to call the second baby. Although Spears has yet to confirm it, the buzz is that she’s pregnant with another child, rumored to be a girl.

Federline wants to name the baby Julia after his mom, according to In Touch Weekly, but Britney would rather name the baby Lillian after her own maternal grandmother. “She also likes the names Emily and Lola,” says a friend.

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Antonio Sabato and his plastic forehead

I recently saw Antonio Sabato on the Daytime Emmys and something looked 'off' about his appearance. He was not the cute guy I remembered from 'General Hospital' and 'Melrose Place'. His forehead looked strangely smooth and very plastic like a Ken doll's (Barbie's boyfriend). His hairline also looked higher.

What is my suspicion? I suspect he may have had a brow lift. Antonio is only 34 years old. Why such a drastic step at such a young age? The change has ruined his facial harmony and is not an improvement.


His eyes look ten kinds of fucked-up.
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Pregnant Lopez?

Jennifer Lopez stunned partygoers on Monday night in NYC at Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People party.

The usually stylish J. Lo looked rather plump in the mid-section and was sporting many a grey hair, a sign of women in the first trimester of their pregnancy.

Now, adding fuel to the baby rumors fire....

J. Lo has broken hearts across Europe and the Middle East. Sources tell that the singer was scheduled to perform a series of concerts and Lopez just cancelled her entire international tour at the last minute, leaving many to believe that an impending pregnancy led her to make that decision.

We hope Jennie is preggers. Girlfriend's been trying for a long time!

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Danny Masterson tries to be subtle about his beliefs.


John Travolta's quiet demands

John Travolta reportedly told a New York hotel to turn off any music playing before he entered any room during a recent stay.

The 'Pulp Fiction' star made the astonishing request at the plush Tribeca Grand leaving other guests completely bemused.

One traveller told America's New York Post newspaper: "They had to turn the music off whenever he appeared. Everyone else had been enjoying it.

"If he'd come out and there'd be music on, he'd go through the kitchen."

However, the calls for calm from Travolta - who is a devout Scientologist - have nothing to do with his beliefs.

A spokesman for the church, John Carmichael, said: "There are no church prohibitions against any kind of music at all."


Ashlee Simpson's Eating Habits

I really hope this isn't true because that's such a waste of food. Maybe she should take it to homeless shelters or do something else with the leftovers.


(KP International) Ashlee Simpson recently confessed to an odd habit of ordering scrumptious foods and then limiting herself to only one bite.

Apparently the singer goes out to restaurants and orders a smorgasbord of calorie-packed treats, but restrains herself to only a morsel of each treat, the rest going to waste.

"My friends get mad because I order everything and I'll take one bite and they're like, 'Why don't you eat the whole thing?' and I'm like, 'Sorry guys!'" Simpson, like, totally said.

Are these the eating habits of someone who insisted she left her eating disorder behind her? "It's all about image and weight at ballet school and you're talking about it all day," said the 21-year-old. "But it's not anything I worry about anymore."

But image seems to be something that Simpson does worry about as she recently underwent rhinoplasty. "Ashlee is as beautiful as ever," said Simpson's rep after the singer's nose job. "When the swelling goes down, it's going to look really cute."

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People's 15 Most Ludicrous Celebrity Write-Ups

Ah, celebrities—genetic lottery winners who spend their lives pretending they did something to deserve their good fortune. Nowhere are these self-important creatures more hilariously on display than in People magazine’s "100 Most Beautiful," an annual celebration of vanity that describes facial symmetry with terms like “sharp intellect” (Lindsay Lohan), “leadership skills” (George Clooney) and “open mind”(Jamie Foxx).

This year’s list hit newsstands last week and is centered around the conceit that Angelina Jolie is beautiful because she is able to travel the world doing relief work, and not the other way around. Needless to say, the special issue offers up plenty of outrageous bullshit. Below, CRACKED weighs in on the 15 most ludicrous things that People had to say about their "100 Most Beautiful."

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People's Scoop
"She looks the most beautiful when she's in the field—natural, no makeup, nothing," says Wyclef Jean of the actress-activist, 30. "She wants to make a difference," says U.N. representative Guebre-Christos. "She does it with a lot of simplicity." (p. 69)
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Saying that Angelina Jolie "looks the most beautiful when she's in the field" is like saying that a BLT tastes good when it's in the field. No shit—it's a BLT. Angelina Jolie would look beautiful standing in a pool of chicken blood. As far as we can tell, she is hot no matter which famine ravished village she’s taking her Mother-Theresa-with-great-tits act to this week. (We’re probably going to hell for saying it, but Mother Theresa’s tits were only so-so.)

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CaCee and Jessica part ways....

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CaCee Cobb was assistant and bff to Jessica Simpson, but apparently she's quit and is moving on.

After more than two years as Jessica Simpson’s personal assistant, CaCee Cobb finally told her childhood friend that she wanted out. On May 7, Cobb celebrated her last day on the job with friends at Arnie Morton’s Steakhouse in L.A. Fighting tears, Simpson, 25, raised her glass and said to Cobb, “You are my best friend. I will be your best friend forever.” Simpson’s rep confirms the professional parting of ways to Us, “It’s true. They remain close.”

Kanye West Sued for Mercedes

LOS ANGELES - A lawsuit has been filed against Kanye West and his production company claiming breach of contract for not returning a Mercedes-Benz after its lease expired in January.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in Superior Court by Delaware-based DCFS Trust, said West's Konman Entertainment leased a 2003 Mercedes G500 in September 2002, with the agreement calling for 39 consecutive payments of $1,295 a month.

As Konman's president, West signed as lease guarantor, according to the lawsuit.

DCFS Trust claimed the luxury sport utility vehicle was not returned as scheduled and holdover fees were not paid.

Phone messages left Wednesday for the 27-year-old rapper's publicist, Gabe Tesoriero, were not immediately returned. Konman Entertainment could not be reached because the firm has an unlisted phone number.

DCFS Trust, which took over the lease from Prestige Motors Inc., is seeking $53,747, plus attorney fees, accruing lease payments, late charges, interest and punitive damages.

DCFS Trust declined comment on the legal action.

"Our client does not address ongoing litigation," DCFS Trust's attorney, Rebecca Caley, said.


Pitt fails to commit to Ocean's 13


(Digital Spy)

Brad Pitt has still not signed his contract for Ocean's 13, the final part in the trilogy.

The star is currently in Namibia, Africa with Tomb Raider star and girlfriend Angelina Jolie, who is expecting their first child.

Best friend George Clooney, who plays Danny Ocean and is one of the producers on the new film, is said to be very worried about the situation.

A source told The Sun: "Brad has not been able to confirm 100 per cent that he will be available - and that's making George very anxious.

"Instead of being there to work on the project, Brad is in the middle of Africa. People are worried that he will prefer to carry on being a dad rather than go back to work."

The baby is due some time early next week.

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Rakim Puts 50 Cent on Blast.

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According to the website Rakim the God Mc puts 50 Cent style on Blast, in a interview, Rakim said its a conscious decision to leave his street experiences and interactions with those doing street things (he knew and hung out with the original 50 Cent - one of the craziest Brooklyn killers in the 80’s) on the street. The quote: “I never sold drugs or nothing. but coming up in the hood I knew the code of the streets. I was in the hood since a young kid, man. And I was very observant. I watched how everybody did they thing. It wasn’t cool to talk about what went on on the block. Especially on a record.”

“I had people that was close to me that was doing what they do. I respect for doing what he got to do, I’ll let him know if it ain’t good, but still I respect that man he got to get his food. I got people that’s close to me was doing real things in the streets. For me to get on the mic and start talking about certain things.. It’s like three-dimensional right now, every time somebody get on the mic and mention some crime, you got 5-0 knocking at the door or tapping the phone or investigating this crew or this crew.”

“So I kinda seen it early. I didn’t want to extort the streets. I didn’t want to extort the hood, my dudes, or hip-hop. So I try to just keep it real, but at the same time it is a limitation. A lot of people today respect me for that, cause they call it, I didn’t give up the street codes. I respect what hey do, but leave that over there and I used to just try to find words that sound good, man. See if I can move the crowd that way.”


Former child star JEREMY JACKSON has persistent police investigators to thank for his recovery from a crystal methamphetamine addiction, because his arrest was a low he never wanted to repeat.

The actor, who played HOBIE BUCHANNON on BAYWATCH in the 1990s, was busted by police in New Port Beach, California, last year (05) after setting up an illegal meth lab in his home. Jackson, who quit Baywatch at 19 so he could spend more time getting high, admits his arrest was the best thing that could have happened to him because it led to a six-month lockdown rehab that led to him getting past his drug demons.

He says, "I'm sitting there smoking meth. I can't get high anymore. I'm so miserable. I had been watched for two weeks by the Newport Beach police department, who saw me grow up - they know who I am. "They're following me for two weeks getting ready to bust me, to put in prison for seven to 35 years. That was my low. "I did 90 days in jail and I did six months in rehab and that rehab stuck."

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers blasts private celebrities

Paparazzo picture of Jonathan Rhys Meyers taken in New York City, March 2006

Hollywood star JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS has hit out at celebrities who complain about press intrusion, insisting they have no right to expect privacy.

The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III actor is disgusted with stars who refuse to have their pictures taken or do interviews, claiming celebrities have a responsibility to the public.

And he insists he will never behave that way himself - as he recognises how important the media is to become successful.

Rhys Meyers says, "You're putting yourself out there in the public eye and selling what's essentially your personality. So if the public buy you for twelve bucks in a movie and pays for popcorn, well, you feel you own a little bit of that person.

"So when people then become famous and go, 'Oh God, I hate the press; God, I hate the paparazzi,' I'm like, 'Dude, it's not as if you didn't f**king beg for it.'

"Really! I've spent ten years working my a**e off so I can't in my heart of hearts be one of those guys going, 'Hey man, no f**king photographs man, I'm an artist.'

"If I'm on set and a paparazzo comes up, I'm like, 'Hey, take your shot, if you get 300 bucks, good luck to you.' I couldn't imagine anyone paying 300 pence for a photo of me, but if they can have a job from doing that, great."


Kiefer to make '24' "'til fans switch off"

Kiefer Sutherland has said he will keep making new series of 24 unil fans are bored of the show.

The actor, who plays Jack Bauer in the real-time drama, recently signed a new deal to make at least three more seasons, despite having already completed five runs so far.
And he has said the show will not stop there, and will only finish when it stops being a hit.

He said: "I would love to do it. But my concern is, how many bad days can one guy have? The audience will let us know when it's time to stop."


BB7 housemates revealed?

The News of the World has printed details of what it claims are twelve of this year's contestants.

Amongst the list of alleged housemates are two glamour models and a stockbroker.

Full details are provided below:

Imogen: A nightclub hostess, hopes to start a career as a TV presenter.

Nicky: Glamour model who claims to have dated several Premiership footballers.

Lee: Second glamour model, still models topless.

Lisa: Expected to be the show's "hyperactive odd-ball".

Sezer: A Mediterranean City stockbroker.

George: Photography student, expected to be the show's "calming influence".

Mikie: A model from Liverpool, in his early twenties.

Richard: Born in Canada, described as a "shaven-headed gay muscleman".

Shahbaz: A camp Indian Glaswegian, reminiscent of X Factor's Chico.

Pete: Singer in a band, already being tipped to win by producers.

Bonnie: A "no-nonsense" teenager from Loughborough.

Grace: A dancer in West End shows.

The newspaper is also offering to buy golden tickets from lucky members of the public who find them in KitKat bars once the show starts on May 18.


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Did Bloggers Doom 'M:i:III'?

Did bloggers hurt the box office debut of "Mission: Impossible III"? Some think so. Plus, the government offers some employees handy tips on how to address progress in Iraq while talking about agriculture...and liberal bloggers are loving it. And, check out Neil Young's blog below.

Mission Aborted?

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Jamie Foxx has slammed reports pal Tom Cruise has asked him to be godfather to his and Katie Holmes' new daughter Suri.

The 'Ray' star was thrilled when Holmes gave birth to the baby girl last month, but insists reports of him being a godparent are inaccurate.

However, he admits he is beguiled by baby Suri and has found time to deliver gifts for the tiny tot.

He says: "It's a rumour. I did give them a nice basket to congratulate them but I'm not Suri's godfather."
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Pimps, Hos, and Charlie Sheen

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CREEPS are coming out of the woodwork to besmirch poor Charlie Sheen now that his estranged wife, Denise Richards, has trashed him in divorce papers. The latest finger-pointer is publicity-loving pimp Jason Itzler, who says the sitcom star hired two of his hottest girls to dress up like cheerleaders and do a lesbian act.

The oily owner of the New York Confidential escort service called from Rikers Island to say that in 2004, Sheen shelled out more than $20,000 for Cheryl, a blond ballerina and Juilliard grad, and Victoria, a dark-haired former Hotel Gansevoort hostess, for romps at trendy 60 Thompson in SoHo.

"They loved Charlie. They said he was a great guy, a great lover and had a big [bleep]," Itzler said from prison, where he's cooling his heels on money-laundering and prostitution charges. "One time, he had them dress up like cheerleaders and they chanted, 'Charlie, Charlie, he's our man! If he can't do it, nobody can!' " Itzler also said Sheen would play X-rated movie director, guiding Cheryl, 20, and Victoria, 19, into steamy lesbian scenes.

"Charlie says the story is 100 percent bogus. [Itzler] is just trying to save his ass," Sheen's publicist, Stan Rosenfield, fumed to Page Six.

Of course, it's wise to take everything a jailbird says with a grain of salt. Still, Itzler's claim comes only weeks after the release of nasty court papers in which a bitter Richards complained about Sheen's ongoing love of hookers and Internet porn, saying it endangered their kids.

Sheen who's been in rehab for booze and drugs in the past, is no stranger when it comes to high-priced ladies of the night. He once admitted being one of the many well-heeled clients of Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss, blowing as much as $50,000 on her sizzling stable of red-hot vice girls.

Richards has also claimed the 40-year-old "Two and a Half Men" star threatened to kill her. And Sheen's name has come up in the case of one of his old conquests, Chloe Jones, a Penthouse Pet and porn star, who overdosed on pills in her Texas home. Jones' mother told the Globe she feels Sheen may have made threats that drove her daughter to suicide.

And poor Charlie is suffering other indignities, too. Last week, one report that was furiously denied by Sheen had him going to Las Vegas to see transvestite Kayla Coxx.

RIP Soraya

Latin Singer Soraya Dead At 37.

Singer/songwriter Soraya, one of the first artists to write and record in both English and Spanish, has died, Billboard has learned. She was 37.

Although details were not clear at deadline, published reports and sources say the Latin Grammy winner died this morning (May 10) in Florida. The singer had been battling breast cancer for several years and was a spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Sources say she relapsed at the beginning of the year.

Soraya, whose mother, aunt and grandmother died of breast cancer, was diagnosed with stage three of the disease in June 2000, just as she was finalizing a new album with Universal Music Latino. She successfully underwent treatment and returned to a new record deal with EMI. Her 2003 album, the self-produced "Soraya," won her the first ever Latin Grammy for best singer/songwriter album.

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Christina Aguilera Goes Back To Basics, New Album Due August 15th

Paying tribute to the music that inspired her, pop icon Christina Aguilera will release her third studio album, Back To Basics, August 15th on RCA Records. A modern take on vintage jazz, soul and blues from the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s, the album is wildly inventive with a throwback style creating a sound that’s gritty and raw. Back To Basics reunites her with producer Linda Perry as well as creating new collaborations with producers such as DJ Premier.

The sexy first single, “Ain’t No Other Man,” produced by DJ Premier and Charles Roane, is set for release on June 12th. It will be world-premiered on the MTV Movie Awards on June 8th.

“This is a concept album that follows a bold, set vision,” stated Aguilera. “The touchstones are Billie Holiday, Otis Redding, Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald.... what I used to call my ‘fun music’ when I was a little girl.”

Back To Basics utilizes an orchestra, choir, string quartet and jazz horns, as well as techniques that offer a vintage sound and sensibility. “I Got Trouble” incorporates a scratchy blues feel, while “Candy Man” recalls the tight harmonies of all-girl groups from the ‘30s and ‘40s “Save Me From Myself” is an emotionally naked, raw-sounding song dedicated to her husband. “Thank You,” dedicated to her fans, features DJ Premier splicing bits of “Genie In A Bottle” with fan voicemail messages. Also sure to appeal to Aguilera fans is the risqué song “Nasty Naughty Boy” (which has a ‘20s burlesque feel) and the club track “Still Dirrty,” assuring her fans that she’s “still got the nasty in me, …still got that dirty degree…still got that freak in me.”

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D-List Kathy Griffin is Back!

A whole new season of Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-list is back starting June 6th.

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You can also vote for Kathy to do one A-list worthy thing to get off the D-list, and the results will be revealed on June 6th. The options are:
1) Join Scientology
2) Give Ryan Seacrest a Mani/Pedi
3) Adopt a baby from Namibia
4) Release a sex tape with Dame Judi Dench

My vote goes to to the Ryan Seacrest pedicure.

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P Diddy in the movies again....

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I think that may be the filthiest headline I've ever written.

Allow me to explain: P. Diddy's alter ego Sean Combs starred in a play a while back -- a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's classic, A Raisin in the Sun. Now he'll be reprising the role of torn, tempted family man Walter Lee Younger (a role originated by Sidney Poitier) in a film adaptation.

What caught my eye in the link above was Diddy's preparation for the role: He's simplifying. Moving out of the mansion and into a studio, laying off the PDAs. Kind of like Marie Antoinette with her potemkin village, while she was preparing for the role of "Headless Royalty" in French Revolution.

Diddy's not the only one cross-pollinating stage to screen. Three Days of Rain, a.k.a. That Julia Roberts Show, is also heading screenward -- though probably sans Julia Roberts.

Hollywood and Broadway -- two great tastes that taste great together.... sometimes. Movies become Broadway musicals, then become movie-musicals based on movies. A movie star comes to Broadway, popularizes an obscure play, raises the show's profile enough to get a movie made, then declines to appear in said movie -- perhaps in part because she wasn't well-reviewed in the role. A movie is made about a snake that eats its own tail, then made into a musical about a snake that eats its own tail based on the hit movie, then made into a movie-musical about a snake that eats its own tail based on the hit musical based on the hit movie. That last one hasn't happened yet, but you can see where this is going.

Wait, has it happened? And is Samuel L. Jackson involved? Get me a ticket.

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Sienna's Falling Stardust

Stardust is a fantasy, adventure love story. In the sleepy English village of Wall a young man named Tristian (Charlie Cox) goes on a quest to win the heart of his beloved, Victoria (Sienna Miller). His journey in search of a falling star Yvaine (Clarie Danes) takes him into a magical world where he faces the witch, Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer) and a pirate, Capitan Shakespeare (Robert De Niro).Here are the first pictures of actress Sienna Miller, 24, from the set of Stardust directed by Matthew Vaughn (Snatch, Layer Cake). Sienna's got on some nasty hair extensions -- limp, long, dry and stringy. Gi-rosssss! Cute umbrella? Stardust is set for a June 22, 2007 release date. More pictures behind the cut!

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In costume, Michelle Pfeiffer, 48, films a scene from Stardust on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, Great Britain.

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