Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Cue The Calliope Music ...

... here comes The Cavalcade of Goss!

Can you guess who this is?



... geeze, keep reading, it gets better.

First, let's talk about Courtney Love.  It seems that her day of reckoning has finally come.  Oh wait, it has only just begun to reckon for our dear Ms. LoveCourtney Love finally found her way into a courtroom for sentencing and was hit with an 18 month stint in drug rehab.



Courtney avoided jail time but has to submit to a rigorous drug rehabilitation program and is subject to frequent drug testing.  She isn't allowed to take any non-prescription pills nor is she allowed to drink alcohol.  She isn't even allowed to go to places that serve alcohol!  There isn't a chance in hell that she is going to successfully complete her sentence.  Next up for Courtney, she is due in court on Thursday for 2 other felony counts.  Then is due in court on August 20 to be arraigned in a felony assault charge.  And, finally, is due in court, again, on September 7 for a hearing on an assault charge.  It would save so much time if they just locked her up already. But that wouldn't be nearly as much fun for me, now would it?

Next up in the cavalcade of goss, news of the just-sprung-from-rehab-a-treatment-facility-Mary-Kate Olsen.  It appears that she eats afterall.   M-K was seen in a trendy LA restaurant after being released from her treatment facility.  There was food ordered and, assumed, eaten. 

Poor Ryan SeacrestHis show On Air with Ryan Seacrest has been axed for good.  This news comes Tuesday after 20 affiliates dropped his show from their schedules on Monday.



I guess Brian Dunkleman and his voodoo doll win in the end.  It's too bad that Erik, Jeff and I didn't make it to a taping of On Air when we were in LA in June.  It seems that our chance will never come.  Seacrest Out ... for good!

And to round things up, Britney, Britney, Britney.  I'm sure you know by now that 20 seconds can't go by without another tidbit of Brit news to emerge.  Our beloved heroine and her w-t beau hit the high seas.

 

Were they out to celebrate her multiple MTV VMA nominations?  Who knows.  I'm just glad they ditched those fugly do-rags they purchased in Venice Beach, CA.



Where will she wind up in the next 20 seconds? I'll do my best to report it here.

"I'm In Love With A Strict Machine"

There has been shizz for music released all summer. All the singles that have been released to radio suck ass (if I have to hear that stupid Hoobastinks song again I'm going to f-ing scream). The most interesting song I've heard recently released as a single you might recognize from a Gameboy commercial.



The song is by Goldfrapp and has just been released as an EP with b-sides and tons of remixes!

 

I just picked up a copy yesterday (though I'm sure I would have found out it was released weeks ago if our Tower Records hadn't closed down). I love Goldfrapp's latest album Black Cherry. It's very electronic, kind of electroclashy and poppy.  The lyrics are great and the beats are very catchy.

Sorry, had to share since I just had a great time dancing around in the shower listening to the song.  Carry on ...

MTV:VMA:04

MTV has announced the nominees for this years Video Music Awards.



Here are noms for Video of the Year:



Britney is up against some stiff competition. She is the only nominee that is not rap/r&b. It will be interesting to see if she wins. It will be more interesting to see if she wears shoes. Here are the categories that Brit-Brit is nominated in:

Video Of The Year

  • Outkast, "Hey Ya!"
  • Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, "Yeah!"
  • Britney Spears, "Toxic"
  • D12, "My Band"
  • Jay-Z, "99 Problems"
Best Female Video
  • Britney Spears, "Toxic"
  • BeyoncĂ©, "Naughty Girl"
  • Alicia Keys, "If I Ain't Got You"
  • Jessica Simpson, "With You"
  • Christina Aguilera, "The Voice Within"

Best Dance Video

  • Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, "Yeah!"
  • Black Eyed Peas, "Hey Mama"
  • BeyoncĂ©, "Naughty Girl"
  • Britney Spears, "Toxic"
  • Missy Elliott, "I'm Really Hot"

Best Pop Video

  • Britney Spears, "Toxic"
  • Jessica Simpson, "With You"
  • Hilary Duff, "Come Clean"
  • No Doubt, "It's My Life"
  • Avril Lavigne, "Don't Tell Me"

I'm throwing all of my support to dear Ms. Spears. Maybe the glitz and glam of the VMAs will knock some sense into her and bring her back from the depths of her trashiness.

MTV is doing the Viewer's Choice Award a little differently this year. They have set up a playoff round of videos where viewers vote from now until 08.29.04 until a sole winner is selected (Britney's "Toxic" is in the running as well). You can participate and cast your votes HERE.

Whew!  Finally an entry where I can talk about Britney and not have to mention Kevin Feder ... d'oh! 

You can read the full list of nominees HERE.

Still; Tuesday

Boo!  It is so gloomy outside.  I stayed up late last night reading with the windows wide open.  I could hear the rain pattering on the window sill -- it was nice.  Today the sky is completely overcast and it's still raining -- now it sucks.

There ain't nothing going on today.  The most popular buzz seems to revolve around Mary-Kate's release yesterday from her fill in the blank treatment facility.  Some are reporting that she gained 7 lbs., others are saying 5 lbs.   Maybe she gained 7 lbs. and then puked up 2 of those lbs.?  If nothing else, I hope she at least got some rest ... and some new clothes.

And apparently, Britney and Kevin like to shop at Pier 1 Imports.



Stereogum has got the story  if you are interested (and I know you are!).  Three guesses as to whose idea it was to shop at Pier 1 for their new $3 million dollar digs:

 

It appears that blogging can get you into trouble.  A blogger that I have been reading for over a year has gotten into trouble because of his blog.  Unfortunately, he has posted, what reads like, a good-bye message.  He sounds really down on himself but from everything I've read he seems like a great guy.  I hope things work out for him.

But, it also appears that blogging can get you friends.  Pop Bytes (a hella cool pop culture blog that I've recently linked) gave me a little shout-out yesterday.  And motherfuck, I guess I am the only Catwoman fan on the planet.  So much for having my fingers on the pulse. 

Yikes!

Maybe I'll brew some General Foods International Coffee and hit the books again ... no wait, The Bold and the Beautiful is on in 30 minutes.  See ya!