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So, while an emotional Britney barks orders at everyone in earshot, let's turn our attention to the new information that is coming out about her other new release ... her next album. From MTVnews: In between raising one baby and carrying another, Britney Spears apparently still found time for everyday things like listening to the radio. "She's like everyone else," producer J.R. Rotem said. "She's hearing all the hits on the radio, [Nelly Furtado's] 'Promiscuous' and things like that." The difference between Britney and the rest of us — OK, there are many — is that she views that music as a challenge. "Our goal is to try to one-up it," Rotem said. "How can we innovate? How can we make the type of music where the people are gonna go, 'Whoa, what's that?'" After already spilling some secrets, Rotem is under strict orders not to reveal more about the music Britney recorded with him before giving birth last week, but he did drop a few hints. "I can tell you there's some dance stuff; there's some slow, more introspective stuff; some club things," the producer said. "When she gets behind the mic there's a magic that comes out — and the music that we're doing is the next level" ... Rotem and Britney worked on "a bunch of stuff," some of which she wrote and brought in and some he wrote for her. "I was blown away to see Britney record in the studio," Rotem said. "You hear this finished result that sounds professional, but you don't know how much of it is overproduced, how much of it is edited. But I found the actual talent was really there — that thing that makes people gravitate toward them. So I definitely gained some respect." I have to say, I am very encouraged by all of this new information. I really hope they work hard on this album ... it has to be a hit or I fear she will be dunzo for good. I am a little concerned that there is this talk about Britney rapping on the new album: "Not 'rap' rap, but talk rap," Rotem told MTV News. Hmmmm ... I kinda don't like the sound of that. She tried to "not rap" rap on her song Me Against the Music and it was met with mixed reaction. JR Rotem is a hot producer so we'll see if he can really help make Britney's comeback a success. I'm concerned that he's also working with K-Fed ... which doesn't really bode well for his decision making skillz. [Source]
Poor, poor Lindsay Lohan ... she really hasn't been having a great few weeks lately has she? First she loses her Hermes bag full of $1 million dollars worth of jewelry and then she goes and "fractures her wrist" in two places at Milk Studios in NYC over the weekend. Here are a few pictures of Lindsay ... the first one is, supposedly, from her hospital stay over the weekend and the next two are of her sporting her lovely new cast:
You can see a couple other hospital pictures HERE. I don't know about you, but she looks totally cracked out in those pictures. Either L. Lo is horribly danger-prone (didn't she just fracture her ankle while she was staying at Bryan Adams house this past winter?) or the fates are out to get her. Word is that Lindsay is looking into suing the shizz out of Milk Studios because they failed to "take proper measures to prevent slips on the slick ground". Well, that's one way to explain away these little accidents. [Source, thanks Ayrton]
The Scissor Sisters played a free AIDS charity Red benefit concert in Trafalgar Square in London over the weekend and managed to get one of their good friends, Miss Kylie Minogue, to get the party started:
Looking absolutely gorgeous in animal print, Kylie made a very public appearance over the weekend. She appeared on stage to welcome the Scissor Sisters for their free gig in London. She introduced the group at their Trafalgar Square concert, which was held to help raise awareness for AIDS charity Red. Referring to the Sisters as her "special friends", Kylie got the crowd well and truly frenzied. I can well imagine ... a free concert by the Scissor Sisters with an intro by Kylie Minogue?! How awesome is that?! Click HERE to check out some more STUNNING photos from the concert taken by my good friend Kevin. [Source, thanks Kevin]
After the show was finished ... it was time to get the after-party started ... here are a few more pictures of Jake Shears and Kylie Minogue:
Hahahhaha ... it looks like Jake is wearing a variation on Kylie's famous gold hotpants as he prances about. Kylie merely looks ravishing as usual. [Source]
Here are some fun pictures of Jake Gyllenhaal and Lance Armstrong hanging out with a very sweaty John Mayer after his show at Austin City Limits:
Could it be? Could John be the new member of the trifecta? Has Matthew McConaughey been replaced? [Source]
LOL! It looks like Matthew doesn't really care ... he's too bizzy mackin' on the ladies elsewhere at the Austin City Limits festival. Here are a couple pictures of Matthew gettin' his groove on at the Thievery Corporation show sent in by Pink reader Katy:
Katy reports that Matthew was doing his best to win favor with that chick in the picture ... she says that he was also doing his best to appear as an able dancer. Apparently, he struck out on both counts. Ah well ... I'm sure the boys will take him back. [thanks Katy]
Here are a few photos of David Beckham posing with his new book, Making It Real, at the book signing at Waterstone's in London yesterday:
While I'm sure that his new book is chock full of useful soccer information, I think I'd prefer either a tome on his beauty secrets (how does he pluck those eyebrows to such perfection?) or a tasteful book of nude photos ... oh what the hell, I'd even settle for a raunchy book of nude Becks photos. Right ... can someone pass along my wishes to Mr. Beckham tout suite? [Source]
Whitney Houston is about to be free as a bird ... and it looks like this bird is ready take flight ... well, to drive at least. Here are new pictures of Whit chillin' at the Los Angeles DMV last Friday afternoon:
Except for that nasty cig in her hand, she looks great! I am very much looking forward to seeing more Whitney Houston out and about ... single and fancy-free! She might be able to pull off an even more spectacular comeback than our dear Britney. Stay tuned! [Source]
Here are a few new pictures of Nicole Richie and Brody Jenner grabbing some lunch together:
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See ... Nicole and Brody make a cute couple. Nicole and that burger do not. Is it a good idea to tongue your food like that? Hmm ... I suppose it would depend on what you're eating. Yum! [Source]
Uh oh! Dear sweet Willie Nelson has gotten himself in some trubs ... homey got himself busted for drug possession:
Willie Nelson and several members of his band were cited for drug possession in Louisiana early Monday. Troopers stopped the singer's bus in Saint Martin Parish, the Associated Press reports. According to trooper Willie Williams, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana when the driver opened the door. Williams said troopers searched the vehicle and found approximately 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana and about 2/10 of a pound of mushrooms. Damn! Willie knows how to party! Unfortch, the poor oldster doesn't know how to hide his stash. Hahahhahah! Er ... does anyone else find it comical that Willie Nelson was busted by a cop named Willie Williams? LOL! [Source]
Sorry to break it to you ladies ... but it would seem that heartthrob Aaron Carter has taken himself off the market. That's right ... Aaron has announced that he is settling down and getting married to the Playboy Playmate that stole his heart:
Singer Aaron Carter is engaged to Playboy Playmate Kari Ann Peniche, the bride-to-be confirms to PEOPLE. "I'm very excited about it," Peniche tells PEOPLE. "Aaron is the most genuine person I know. He's kind, loving, and I love him so much." Carter, 18, popped the question to Peniche (who previously dated Aaron's brother Nick) on Saturday in Las Vegas while they were onstage in front of 200 people during the Playboy Comedy Tour at the Palms Casino Resort. "I don't remember it happening. It was such a blur," says Peniche about the surprise proposal. "I had no idea he was going to do this, but I'm glad he did" ... Peniche, 22, was named Miss Teen USA in 2003, but was stripped of her title after posing for Playboy. Uhhh ... what? Now, I'm not trying to be a Debbie Downer or anything ... but Aaron has decided to marry one of his older brother's cast-offs -- and a deposed Miss Teen USA at that?? What?!? And this was the guy that Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan were fighting over? OY! Well ... I suppose congratulations are in order. Best of luck you two! [Source]
Okay ... so Brad Pitt has a brother named Doug ... and this is what he supposedly looks like (I'm not 100% convinced that this is him -- but the facial resemblance is striking) ... so my question for all of you is ... who's the hotter Pitt -- Doug or Brad:
No cheating ... you must pick either one or the other. Personally ... I'd take either ... after all, you know what they say ... a Pitt by any other name would smell just as sweet. [Source]
UPDATE: Boo! It appears that this is not actually Doug Pitt at all. Too bad ... he makes a hot Pitt. Thanks, y'all, for the head's up!
A very snazzy-looking Hayden Christensen is on the cover of the new issue of V Man magazine ... here are some pictures from his accompanying photoshoot:
He does look pretty sharp in that suit ... many of the photos are very sleek. I'm not a big Hayden fan, but ain't lookin' so bad in these photos. [Source]
And finally, I have to send out much love and thanks, first, to Details magazine for listing me in the #5 position among their list of the 50 Most Influential Men Under 42 list:
And secondly, I have to send out lots of lurve to the many of you who have been sending me your congrats and well-wishes. While I argue that I'm not that influential a person, I humbly accept the recognition with much, much thanks. It's an insane notion to think that a blogger, any blogger in fact, can make such an impact just for writing commentary and musings. What a cruiseazy world we live in! [thanks Erica & Mary]
- Bono <3s Dina Lohan.
- Brandon Davis' grandmother crashes her car. OUCH!
- Taylor Hanson spawns again.
- MTV VJ LaLa is gonna be a ma ma.
- Two Spanish Air Force privates get hitched in Spain. Congrats to the happy couple!
- Scarlett Johansson is happy with what God gave her.
- Jessica Simpson and Daisy take a trip.
- Is Sarah Jessica Parker pregs again?
- Mel Gibson's little girl gets married.
- Jimmy Fallon is 32, Cheri Oteri is 41 and Twiggy is 57 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- P Diddy reveals the tracklisting on his new album.
- Is Lindsay Lohan planning a move to England?
- THIS doesn't sound like a regular party at Hogwart's.
That is all for this fine Tuesday ... have a great one, y'all!