So, remember, like ages ago, when Enrique Iglesias promised he'd get naked and water ski if Spain won the world cup, which they did? Well, he did it. But in secret because local authorities (in Miami, I think) threatened to arrest him on public nudity chagrges. Aw. I know. Bummer. Sorry…
But…TMZ was there! Of course. See what I did? How I made you think you weren't going to get Enrique Iglesias waterskiing naked when you actually are? Sort of. The footage so grainy it's totally safe for work and, really, that could be anyone.
is a man of his word -- 'cause dude just got naked and busted out the water skis to satisfy a bet he made regarding the World Cup ... and lucky for you ... we got it all on tape!
Sources apparently told TMZ Enrique did the naked run just a few days ago ... "at the end of July" saying he wanted to do it because, "A bet is a bet."
According to her bio, Shontelle, of Barbados, attended "Cadets" camp, where she served as drill sergeant over a newcomer named Rihanna. "She was a good cadet, though there was one occasion when I had to make her drop and give me ten push-ups. We laugh about it now. I think she's forgiven me," she says.
Fast forward, Rihanna is a superstar and Shontelle may be a star in the making. Last year she got a little attention from the track T-Shirt. This is Impossible, her new ballad.
Hey kids. Three lucky InMusic peeps got to head out to music festival Lollapalooza in Chicago. They'll be keeping us updated over the next few days. So stay tuned for their coverage.
After a 4:30am wakeup call, a mandatory Tim Hortons pit stop, and a 9 hour drive, we've arrived in Chicago, Illinois for what promises to be one of the year's biggest concert festivals. Since 1991, Lollapalooza has played host to some of music's biggest and baddest bands, and the 2010 show is set to continue the trend.
With a list of artists that boasts Lady Gaga, Green Day, Jay Z, the Arcade Fire and more, the Lollapalooza posters that line the stifling summer streets of Chicago read like a who's who of today's music industry. This is the dream team of concert lineups and I'm going to be there, cheering them on with double devil horns and hoarse expletives. It's been a while since I've seen a festival lineup good enough to make me want to DROP absurd amounts of dollars, but I've got a good feeling about this one
This is surprising to me but apparently a lot of people want to smell like Mary J. Blige.
I've never been a fan of Mary's. I don't have anything against her per se, but she's just always sort of flown under my radar as I don't much like her voice or her music and don't find her particularly interesting in any way. I'm also very worried about the Nina Simone biopic in which Mary is going to play the soul legend. But hopefully she'll pull it off. (Also, and sort of apropos of nothing, I always mistype her name as "Bilge" then have to go back and correct it)
So, Mary's fame is always sort of startling to me as I feel like I'm forever being reminded that she even exists. And it's like, OH...WHO? But this woman is REALLY popular with other people. And now People magazine's Stylewatch says she launched her debut scent to record-shattering sales. Mary launched the fragrance, called "My Life" on the Home Shopping Network (video below) and sold $60,000 bottles in six hours, breaking the record previously held by Sean "Puff Daddy Puffy P. Diddy Just Plain Diddy" Combs and his "I Am King" cologne (says theboombox.com).
Mary's Life smells like gardenia petal, bartlett pear, tuberose, jasmine and cashmere woods. It was selling for $46 rather than its standard $55 purchase price.
Welcome to this week's Caption This! contest. See last week's winner here.
The subjects: Alice Cooper and a slightly larger than life sized model of his own head. They look kind of like they could be doing some sort of Abbott and Costello style routine. You know, like,
Alice: Did you see that? A bunch of cows! Head: Herd. A: What? H: Cow herd! A: Cow heard what? H: Not heard what! Cow herd! Herd of cows! A: Certainly, I’ve heard of cows, you dope! H: This is stupid. Why would there be cows at the Sonisphere Festival? A: I'm just trying to demonstrate some sort of wordplay, a homophone. H: Don't call me a homophone. I love Clay Aiken. A: I said homophone, not homophobe. Don't lose your head over it.
OK. Your turn. Or, you know, write whatever you want. Doesn't have to be dialogue. The winner will be posted on Monday August 9. You get your name and caption POSTED RIGHT ON THIS BLOG! I know, right? Must be your lucky day.
Get to it.
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Thanks to everyone who came out to play Caption This! last week. We wish you could all be winners but, unfortunately, there can only be one, which means the rest of you are losers.
This week's winner is Frankie. His or her caption is below. Congratulations Frankie. Go do something nice for yourself. You deserve it. Even better, get someone to do something nice for you. It's extra fun if you can trick them into it. Heh.
Alleged homewrecker Alicia Keys and alleged deadbeat dad Swizz Beatz tied the knot over the weekend. Isn't it romantic?
They were wed by famous self help guy Deepak Chopra on the island of Corsica. Some outlets say Queen Latifah, Bono and Tommy Hillfiger were there while the Los Angeles Times says it ain't so.
The lucky Alicia is six months pregnant. Beatz has three other baby mamas, one of whom he previously married but left alone with an infant after allegedly having a year-long affair with Alicia. Mashonda Tifrere famously wrote an open letter to her love rival at the time, pointing out that she and Beatz were still the married parents of two children and asking Alicia to step aside (she didn't). Then there's the daughter he apparently has with producer/musician Jahna Sebastien, to whom he allegedly stopped paying child support last year. According to this website, he allegedly fathered that kid while he was married to Mashonda but without telling Jahna he had a wife.
All the best to the happy couple!
These pics are from AliciaKeysWeb.com, which has been temporarily shut down due to traffic overload.
If you're wondering about the plans for Katy Perry's bachelorette party (and who ISN'T, right?), Rihanna, KP's bff says the thing is going to be "wild" because Katy is "wild."
Riri, who is tasked with planning the thing, told Access Hollywood "I could have balloons and Disney characters there and she'll still make it 'wild.'"
I assume by "wild" she means "girls kissing girls for attention wild" and not "drugs, hookers, gambling and naked late night Capture the Flag wild." Still, Riri is feeling the heat. She says, "It's so much pressure. Her wedding is probably gonna be the best wedding I've ever been to and now I have to match the bachelorette party to that."
Found this via Billboard. Shaquille O'Neal, who is apparently a big fan of Justin Bieber, and who recently tweeted "I was at a justin bieber concert he had dat mug jumpin 50 thousand people dat kids a star, and I got his autograph thanks Justin," decided to serenade the Bieb before a concert in Glendale, Arizona.
Billboard says The Bieb "will be a guest on the second season of his Shaq vs. Shaquille O'Neal NBC reality show as the two compete in a dance showdown. Shaq also awarded Bieber with four Teen Choice Awards on Sunday (July 24)"
So...it's a good thing Shaq can play ball cuz he's not much of a singer. It's cute though. Video below.
This is BY FAR the best catfight you will see all day: Tiffany and Debbie "Call Me Deborah (I don't think so, honey)" Gibson. It's a sneak peak from a movie on something called Syfy, which is apparently an American TV station that makes movies with names like Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid starring former rival teen pop stars, who have both posed for Playboy.
The Hollywood Reporter promised last month that this was coming. Debbie apparently plays a fanatical animal-rights activist who frees illegally imported exotic snakes from pet stores, sending them into the Everglades, where they grow to mega sizes. Tiffany is an overzealous park ranger who uses dangerous methods to save endangered alligators.
It's not due to air until 2011 and even then I don't get the channel. but who cares? Because here's the fight.
Bob Seger's Turn the Page didn't get onto the charts when he released it in 1973. But you surely know the live version that has since become a rock classic.
There have been a few covers over the years, most notably Metallica's 1998 version. And Bon Jovi performed a version live in Toronto on July 21. InMusic's Catherine was there because she's the biggest Bon Jovi fan in like, the world (so, my contract requires I write about Bon Jovi like once a week). And so here we post the three versions (yes, we're aware there are more but these are the ones we're posting).
And, natch, we want to know who did it better? Your thoughts?
I fell in love with these guys months ago, along with a lot of other people. And have been waiting for an entire record to come out. Apparently that's happening soon. In the meantime we've had to content ourselves with YouTube videos and instrumental tracks posted on their website.
South Africa's Die Antwoord have gained a HUGE following over the past year, through the power of the interwebs and on the strength of mainly one video clip. The track Enter the Ninja is so catchy I've had Facebook conversations about how the "IeieI I am your butterfly" part gets stuck in your head for days. And I, along with what seemed like my entire neighbourhood, went to see them live in Toronto last week.
I know a lot of people HATE this woman and can't figure out who she thinks she is with what everyone refers to as her weird snootiness and apparently she says things like "There's no excuse for not losing your baby weight," which makes some of my friends see red. And everyone points to her GOOP website as an example of her sheer jerkiness because she posts things like $5000 cargo pants and calls them the "coolest thing ever."
But I actually think she seems fun and sweet, and if she can afford $5000 pants and baby weight loss fairies (or however that's done) good for her.
So, I'm happy to report that Gwynnie's foray into country music isn't terrible (it's not her first singing gig. See also: Duets with Huey Lewis). She recorded this track for the movie Country Strong, scheduled to hit theatres in December, and it's being released as a single. MTV says Gwynnie plays a washed up country singer trying to resurrect her career with the help of her husband (Tim McGraw), an up-and-coming songwriter (Garrett Hedlund of "Tron: Legacy" fame) and a fresh new face on the country scene (Leighton Meester).
Must be nice to work at Facebook, where Kanye West gave a performance this week. Yeezy appeared at the Facebook offices in Palo Alto, Calif., to showcase tracks from his coming record, tentatively titled Good Ass Job.
Found via Billboard, the videos show Kanye wearing a suit and standing on a table, delivering rhymes, like a spoken word perfomance. Jealous? Yes. I. Am. The three videos are below.
[Lady Gaga's] journey isn't that difficult: to go from the f*cking Upper East Side to a f*cking performing arts school and on to a stage at the museum of f*cking wherever. That journey's about four miles."
Come on Mya, tell us how you really feel. Fewer and fewer people are going to be crying when M.I.A.'s fifteen minutes are up. And we're just about there. But she's not going down without shooting her mouth off just a bit more.
This time Maya Arulpragasam is making headlines for incendiary comments about Oprah Winfrey, and, of course, Lady Gaga.
In a new interview with Time Out London (found via Billboard), the loudmouth little rapper/pop semi-star said Winfrey gave her the "cold shoulder" when they both attended the Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala in May. "She was with Iman [Bowie]. Iman was always dancing with me, hugging and kissing me, but Oprah seemed really p*ssed off with me," she said, going on to attack Oprah for complimenting Gaga. She said, "She made this huge speech at the ball praising Lady Gaga and about how she [Lady Gaga] is helping Americans to be the best of themselves. There's millions of other Americans who represent that for me.
If you can't stand the pigeon poop you're not rocking hard enough, according to some Kings Of Leon fans.
Some people are apparently disappointed in the band after they abandoned a gig because they were being pelted with pigeon droppings from the rafters.
The group walked offstage in St Louis, Missouri at the weekend (July 23) after they were showered in excrement and one bird almost pooped in bassist Jared's mouth. And the NME says some people have contacted them to complain that unwillingness to stand in pigeon crap does not rock.
"What the f*ck happened to real rock stars?" moaned someone named Rgusto. "The fuggin' Sex Pistols would played extra long in these conditions just because!"
Justin Bieber is getting his own comic book. When I first heard this I thought he was getting turned into a superhero or something but no. Apparently Bluewater Productions plans to tell the Eenie Meenie star's "life story" for its "Fame" series of biographical comics.
Bluewater's website says "Bieber certainly has a story worth telling. He's a self-made star who used technology and social networking to promote himself and his music. He also happens to make music that's undeniably infectious."
Wow! Technology and social networking? OMG! Will there be TWEETING TOO? And, let's not forget 14 years growing up in Stratford Ontario! Riveting.
The Cars may be revving up for a reunion, according to Rolling Stone.
The New Wave band split 23 years ago and any hope of a complete reunion was dashed with bassist/singer Benjamin Orr died of cancer in 2000. But RS says they've posted a pic on their official Facebook page, of the surviving members — singer Ric Ocasek, keyboardist Greg Hawkes, drummer David Robinson and guitarist Elliot Easton — gathered together in a Boston studio.
Hawkes told the Boston Globe, "I hate to be vague, but I really can't say. It's a crazy world." A link on the band's Facebook to a story about the reunion rumours is accompanied by the question "Anyone in the mood for a reunion by the Cars?"
Well, this ain't no bed of roses. Some guy named Rich Bozzett is giving love a bad name with pics of what looks like Jon Bon Jovi having one wild night and…I was going to try to write this whole first paragraph in Bon Jovi song titles but it's too hard…so moving right along…
Bon Jovi's former tour manager Rich Bozzett, who claims he was stiffed for millions of bucks by the Star's then manager, has written a memoir, Sex, Drugs and Bon Jovi, out July 27. And he has released a collection of what are supposed to be scandalous pics along with it.
Despite the fact that a) it was the eighties b) Jon Bon Jovi was 22-years-old and c) the pics were staged, the press (and only the press, really) is making a big deal over some orgy-esque pics featuring Jon in bed with some scantily clad women. The photos were taken during the 1985 "7800º Fahrenheit" tour.
A New York Post writer who has obviously never heard of the album titled Slippery When Wet, writes "the picture is hardly the portrait you'd expect of America's squeaky-clean rocker.
"But, then again, America was never supposed to see it." Yes. Despite the fact that it was a publicity shot.
Welcome to this week's Caption This! contest. Thanks for coming out. See last week's winner here.
The subjects, American Idol judges Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson (Dawg), along with former American Idol judge Paula Abdul. They are at the Do Something Awards and it's a Dawg sandwich as Paula and Kara (bffs?) appear to be whispering to each other. What are they saying? What's Randy saying? Are they plotting? Making lunch plans? TELL ME!!!! I can't stand now knowing!
The winning caption will be posted August 3 because Monday is a holiday. Your caption and name will be posted on this blog! It's the best thing ever! Like winning a Tony award but without being in a stage play, or getting an actual award. True, there will be no opportunities to give a speech to Broadway's elite, but on the bright side you don't have to learn any choreography. So it evens out. Now get to it! Caption awaaaaaaaaay!
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Thanks everyone for entering last week's Caption This! contest. We have a winner! And it is Adam, which for some reason sounds like a CIA code name to me. Agent Adam's caption is below. Congratulations Adam! The crowd goes wild!
For the record, anyone who even remotely dissed Billy Gibbons was immediately disqualified. He's in ZZ FREAKING TOP! Where's YOUR legendary rock status? Also disqualified was anything pervy or fart related.
Keep those notes in mind while heading over here to caption this week's pic. Without further ado...
I heard if you squint into the beard long enough, you can see a unicorn.
The Runaways, directed by Floria Sigismondi. Now available on DVD
I still can't figure out whether Kristen Stewart is a good actress. Yes, she does an excellent job of portraying teen rocker and guitarist Joan Jett in The Runaways, the biopic of the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name. But the character is essentially a variation on Kristen's Twilight role of Bella Swan – slouchy, sulky, mopey, but with a leather jacket and a guitar instead of a sparkly vampire stalker. And I've never seen her in anything else. Though, if it does turn out that's all she can do, that's probably fine. Many a Hollywood actor has built a huge career on playing the same character over and over again (see: Will Ferrell's manchild, or Seth Rogen's, er, manchild).
Dakota Fanning is also impressive in the role of frontwoman Cherie Currie. Seriously, she is SO good it's kind of scary, as she is only 15 years old and makes a very convincing slutty, drug addict.
According to a report on CNN, the compact disc is going the way of the cassette and vinyl before it. And, I guess, shellac before that. And, um chamber music parties before that…
They say the kids just aren't buying them anymore. Keith Caulfield, Billboard's senior chart manager and analyst, said, "Show me a teenager buying a Susan Boyle album on CD and I'll show you someone buying a gift for their grandparent -- for Christmas. There is definitely an age component to the consumption of music."
So, no shockers there. Well, maybe Prince, who recently declared the internet "dead" will be taken aback at the news. But the rest of us, well, we kind of saw it coming. (You know, it's funny but no matter much of a jerk that guy is, I'll forgive him just about anything on the strength of his pre-new millennium catalogue)