Monthly Archives February 2008

Maxim Does it Again

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Maxim garnered a strike when they did a music review for the Black Crowes’s new album ‘War Paint’ without listening to the album. They have since apologized for the screw up but it doesn’t prevent them from doing it again. And that they did. Maxim has done a review for rapper Nas’ new album even though he hasn’t even finished recording it yet. Maxim has also apologized for the review but Nas doesn’t seem to care saying “I’d prefer [a review from] Playboy. That kind of stuff doesn’t reach my radar or affect anybody around me. I don’t know what a music rating from Maxim is . . . I don’t know what it even means really.”

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Ashanti Fakes It

Ashanti Fakes It

Ashanti took the most beautiful mugs shot I’ve ever seen when the R&B songstress, aka Inmate #03529480 struck it nasty. But if you think that she was arrested for DUI or drug possession then you’re wrong. Unlike most celebrities today, Ashanti is only faking it. The picture is actually from the new version of her ‘The Way that I Love You’ music video which is expected to drop on Wednesday. She goes to prove us wrong and that there are still some relatively good girls in the industry. You are not going to pop this girl for anything anytime soon.

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Noel Gallagher puts it Bluntly

Noel Gallagher puts it Bluntly

Noel Gallagher is flogging his Ibiza villa to get away from pop irritant James Blunt.

The rocker has put the gaff up for sale for $10 million, because it is too close to Blunt’s. Lord Noel can’t relax in his holiday Oasis knowing Blunt is just a CD’s throw away. He is also worried about bumping into the annoying-voiced Blunt out and about on the sunshine island.

A pal revealed: “Noel has been going to Ibiza every summer for years. But he wants to find a new holiday destination. He’s fed up of hearing James Blunt bang on about Ibiza like he owns the place. It’s taken the charm out of it for him so he’s put his villa up for sale. It’s very close to Blunt’s place, and he says he can’t stand the thought of Blunt writing cr*p tunes up the road.”

Charming.

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Eminem Writes

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Eminem was once a rapper, tried to be an actor and is now wanting to be an author. The Detroit native is working on a tell-all memoir which will include details on his life story, photos, journal notes, hand-drawn sketches and lyrics. This would have been hot news if only it happened 5 years ago!

‘Eminem: The Way I Am’ is to be published by Orgion Books. The book is scheduled for release in the UK on October 16 of this year. Eminem’s team is said to be none too happy with the leak of this info as they claim it’s still a work in progress.

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Sheryl Crow on Amy Winehouse

Sheryl Crow on Amy Winehouse

Much like Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse is the talk of the town. But unlike Britney, people have more positive things to say about the British singer these days – save for Natalie Cole. Sheryl Crow is the most recent celebrity to comment on Wino and here’s what she had to say: “I want to collaborate with Amy [Winehouse] because she’s really hot and cool right now. I know one song ‘Rehab’ was very popular particularly because a lot of young people are in rehab as well. In fact I’m thinking about going. It looks like loads of fun and I know my career will benefit from it.” Weird, but eh.

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Elton John and Mary J. Blige duet

Elton John and Mary J. Blige duet

It’s an unlikely pairing, but Elton John and Mary J. Blige will perform a duet at his post-Oscars party.

The superstar singers will take to the stage at Elton’s annual AIDS Foundation bash after the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday.

Blige said: “Elton John is one of the most inspirational musicians and philanthropists in this industry for me. I respect him with all my heart and it is truly a pleasure to be performing with him on such an important night as we look to raise awareness and vital funds for the fight against HIV and AIDS.”

This is not the first time the pair have collaborated. In 1999, Elton played the piano on the 37-year-old star’s single ‘Deep Inside’. Elton’s annual Oscar party has raised more than $15 million for his charity over the past 15 years.

Elton John and Mary J. Blige duet

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Erykah Badu Smells

Erykah Badu Smells

If there have been legions of others that came before you, is it still considered selling out when you partner up for something that completely commercializes you? I guess there’s no such thing as selling out anymore as Erykah Badu is the latest celebrity to cash in on her fame by becoming the spokesperson for a beauty brand. The neo-soul singer has been named the face of Tom Ford’s new fragrance which is yet to be named. I wonder what it would smell like. Would it smell like the scents that Erykah likes – incense and weed? If so, should it have to be legalized?

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Carrie Underwood Sings the Gospel

Carrie Underwood Sings the Gospel
Carrie Underwood sings the title track ‘How Great Thou Art’ off of the album ‘How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites from the Grand Ole Opry’. The American Idol champ joins legions of country music’s finest on the album which also features the likes of Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, The Charlie Daniels Band with Mac Powell, Sara Evans, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn, Ronnie Milsap, Brad Paisley and Ricky Skaggs and the Whites. The album is available in stores now so don’t forget to get your hands on it. Carrie has truly made a name for herself in the industry by being asked to work with such fine talent.

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Yayo is Free

Yayo is Free

Rapper and 50 Cent protégé Tony Yayo has finally gotten his name cleared of assault charges after the guy he was arrested with came clean and said that Yayo had nothing to do with the alleged crime. Marvin ‘Yayo’ Bernard was in court in New York on Thursday where the assault case against him was dismissed. The rapper actually pleaded guilty to a violation but it won’t go on his record as Lowell Fletcher, his co-defendant, told cops that he was the one responsible for the beating of the young victim and that Yayo was actually trying to restrain him.

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McCartney snubs Ozzy duet

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Sir Paul McCartney has disappointed pal Ozzy Osbourne by declining an opportunity to duet with the rocker at the 2008 Brit Awards.

The former Black Sabbath singer, who will co-host the ceremony with his wife and manager Sharon, was ecstatic at the prospect of fulfilling his lifelong dream of sharing the stage with the former Beatle.

But McCartney, 65, has since decided to perform a simple solo set instead. He says, “You can either go for something wow or just do a couple of hits – I’ve opted for the latter. I’m quite happy to be just doing stuff that I hope the audience will like.”

He adds, “This year will be outstanding – because Ozzy is presenting.”

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