Monday, April 30, 2012

Bobby Brown on Whitney Houston Death: Not My Fault!

Bobby Brown taped an interview with Matt Lauer this morning - for segments on The Today Show that will run Wednesday and Thursday - and made it a priority to defend himself against accusations that his hard-partying lifestyle played a role in the tragic death of Whitney Houston.

"I didn't get high before I met Whitney," Brown says, seemingly blaming HER for HIS problems, although clarifying that he did smoke "weed" and drink prior to their relationship.

But Brown emphasized that he wasn't "the one that got Whitney on drugs at all" and that he feels "terrible" folks think otherwise.

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Because, really people, the important thing here is how Bobby Brown feels.

Houston and Brown were married from 1992 to 2007 and are the parents of a daughter, Bobbi Kristina. The singer told Lauer that their one year of filming Being Bobby Brown had a profound affect on their recreational drug use.

"The reality show gave us a wakeup," he says. "We [were] able to see that our drug use had affected our relationship, had affected the love that we felt for each other."

When did Bobby last see Whitney? About a week prior to her passing. He said she "looked really well" at the time.

Brown - who pleaded out a DUI arrest just this week in order to avoid jail time - said he was shocked and "hurt" when he learned Houston died with cocaine in her system. At the end of the day...

"I love that woman with everything that I am. And I believe she loved me the same way. We wouldn't have been able to make the most beautiful girl in the world - without love. And that's the truth."


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Beyonce on Kim Kardashian: Not a Fan!

Things might get a bit awkward in a few weeks.

With Kanye West and Jay-Z scheduled to go on tour, sources tell Great Britain's The Sun that the latter's better half is not a fan of the former's new girlfriend, a certain giant-breasted reality star.

“Beyonce’s not happy about Kanye’s relationship with Kim," an insider claims to the publication. “She had a conservative upbringing which was very different to Kim’s."

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What, exactly, is it about Kim Kardashian that bugs Beyonce so much? Says the source:

“Bey’s never been impressed by her record with men." Well, yeah.

"And the sex tape that leaked a few years ago." Good point.

“Her 72-day marriage doesn’t exactly inspire her with confidence that she wants the relationship with Kanye to last either." Hard to argue with that.

Still, the women will need to make nice. West and Jay-Z will be touring Europe in May and June, with sources telling the newspaper that Kardashian has already lined up product launches around the same time in the area. She'll be there. So will Beyonce, it stands to reason.

Let's hope these two get it on because, let's face it: if they do, we all know who will be the survivor.



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The Wanted Apologize To Christina Aguilera, Sort Of

'We shouldn't have said it,' says Tom Parker of group's calling singer 'scary.'
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Sometimes, sorry is the hardest word to say. That's the tough new celebrity lesson learned by The Wanted member Tom Parker, who got hit pretty hard by Christina Aguilera's fans last week after he went on a New York radio station and tore into
 "The Voice" coach, calling her a "total bitch."

After dropping the b-bomb several more times and claiming that the singer-turned-reality competition judge refused to look at or speak to the British lad band, fellow member Siva Kaneswaran added, "she was quite rude."

Well, Xtina's fans were not impressed and started flaming the group, and two days after dissing her, Parker walked the comments back a bit, according to TMZ. Caught by the gossip site's cameras outside Hollywood's Mondrian hotel on Sunday, Parker said, "We shouldn't have said it, to be honest with you. We just think manners cost nothing, you know what I mean? The rest of the judges were really nice, and she didn't even walk over to us and talk to us. We apologize for the comment."

Told that the original dis was all over Google when the Wanted's name was searched, Parker shook his head and lamented, "I know!" During the original radio appearance, The Wanted were also asked to compare their interactions with Aguilera on "The Voice" with an earlier meeting with "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez, when Max George planted a kiss on J.Lo and then the boys openly pined for her hand in marriage backstage. And, as you can probably expect, they definitely preferred one experience to the other.

"[Aguilera] was a bit scary, to be honest," George said. Then, when asked about smooching Lopez, he laughed: "Yeah, well J.Lo's hot, Christina's nothing special."

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

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Gwen Stefani & Her Plaid Pair

Gwen Stefani took her boys Kingston and Zuma to a birthday party in Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday (April 28). The No Doubt singer carried a big pink gift bag with a peace sign on it. Both boys looked as adorable as ever in matching sleeveless plaid shirts.

Zuma, 3, had his hair colored with bits of green and blue while nearly 6-year-old Kingston looked cute in his Ready Ready Dance T-shirt.

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Nas' 'Daughters' A 'Disappointment' To Mother Of His Child

'He had nothing positive to say about our daughter and his depiction of her is false,' Carmen Bryan tweets after hearing Nas' new single.
By Rob Markman

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While fans are raving over Nas' new single, "Daughters," not everyone is happy about the Don's ode to fatherhood. Especially Carmen Bryan, the mother of Nas' daughter, Destiny, whom the MC raps about extensively on the No I.D.-produced track.

"Just heard 'Daughters' by Nas. What a disappointment! He had nothing positive to say about our daughter and his depiction of her is false," Carmen Bryan wrote on Twitter Thursday after the song was released online.

Bryan's Twitter isn't verified, but MTV News was able to confirm through a source that the account in question does belong to Nas' ex. Now, this isn't the first time the MC has referenced his child on record; he first rapped about her on "The World is Yours," a single off of his 1994 debut album Illmatic. On his 2004 double LP Street's Disciple, Nas lovingly sang of "daddy's little girl" on "Me & You (Dedicated to Destiny)," but "Daughters" has a distinctly different tone.

"I saw my daughter send a letter to some boy her age/ Who's locked up, first I regretted it, then caught my rage," God's Son rapped on the track's first verse.

On the second verse, the Queensbridge MC addressed the February incident when the 17-year old Destiny showed off her condom collection on Twitter. "At this point I realized I ain't the strictest parent," Nas rapped, blaming himself for not spending enough time with her.

Bryan is no stranger to scandal. In 2007, she penned "It's No Secret," a tell-all book that detailed how her and Nas' relationship deteriorated and her affair with Jay-Z.

A label rep at Def jam, Nas' label wouldn't comment on the matter, but Nas did send out a special tweet to his little girl on Thursday. "I Love My Princess Destiny Jones," he wrote.

Do you agree with Carmen Bryan? Tell us in the comments.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lindsay Lohan's Glams Up the White House Correspondents' Dinner

After attending a brunch earlier in the day, Lindsay Lohan got all glammed up for the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, DC on Saturday night (April 28).

The "Mean Girls" starlet dolled up the Washington Hilton red carpet in a flowing black frock as she hobnobbed with the elite guest list in attendance.

As for how she managed to get an invite, Miss Lohan is on-hand as a guest of Fox host Greta Van Susteren while also joining her always-busy defense attorney, Shawn Holley.

With Jimmy Kimmel playing host at the annual event, this year's edition will raise money for the CURE and The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood organizations.


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Kristin Cavallari: Mellow Yellow

Maternity fashion at its best!

Mom-to-be Kristin Cavallari, 25, looked simply stunning on her way to the nail salon in West Hollywood, Calif. on Thursday (April 26). The Hills alum waved to the paps in her casual chic skinny jeans, white tee and yellow blazer, teamed with strappy nude heels.

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Box Office: "Think Like a Man" Leads Weak Theater Weekend

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The Steve Harvey book-based comedy starring Meagan Good and Gabrielle Union nabbed $5.2 million on Friday which puts its estimated weekend take at $16 million.

Once again settling for the runner-up position is the drama "The Lucky One", as the Zac Efron/ Taylor Schilling helmed film took in $3.9 million in Friday earnings with a weekend projection set at $11.5 million

Rounding out the top five at the box office in estimated totals are the Emily Blunt/Jason Segel led theatrical newcomer "The Five-Year Engagement" ($11.1 million), followed by the Jennifer Lawrence starring blockbuster "The Hunger Games" ($10.8 million) and the newly-released animated tale "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" ($10.9 million).


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Best Pictures Of The Week

We love seeing pictures of our favorite celebrities and their adorable families!

And we've seen some great pics this week! Sarah Jessica Parker's 2-year-old twin daughters Tabitha and Loretta stole our hearts as they walked hand-in-hand to school with their monogrammed bags! We also spotted Ricky Martin out and about with his twins, Victoria Beckham toting Harper in China, and Alicia Silverstone rockin' out with Bear Blu at Coachella.

Take a look through our top 20 best pictures of the week...

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Curly Halle Berry's Paparazzi Frustration

Ending the week by joining alongside a gal pal for a retail romp, Halle Berry was spotted hitting the shops at a local mall in Los Angeles, CA on Friday (April 27).

The curly haired 45-year-old actress rocked a black 'Bell' tee paired with jeans as she and her friend chatted it up while checking out the offerings at a few of the shopping center's stores.

None-too-pleased about being followed throughout the outing, Miss Berry recently spoke with "Extra" about how the paparazzi are making her family's life miserable.

The Oscar-winning beauty vented, "It's not one photographer hiding in the bushes, it's 20, 30 very close to us, causing commotion. I'm not complaining about me. I'm an adult; I can handle it. But children should not be subject to that. It's just wrong."

A clearly fed-up Halle added, "There are laws like [that] in France, which is the reason I want go there. Laws that protect children, protect right to privacy. All I want is for my family and myself to have a normal life. When I'm not at work, that's very important to me."


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Christina Aguilera Called "Total Bitch" By The Wanted

British boy band The Wanted performed on The Voice, and didn't hesitate to describe one of the less fun aspects of that experience in an interview.

That being Christina Aguilera.

The judge "is a total bitch," the band's Tony Parker ranted to Now FM, in an interview that has since been yanked from YouTube. He continues:

"She might not be a total bitch in real life, but to us, she was a total bitch ... she just sat there and didn't speak to us. Wouldn't even look at us."

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"She was quite rude," Siva Kaneswaran (second from right), added, backing up the claim by Parker (second from left). "I mean, Who does that?"

Max George (middle) chimed in, "She was a bit scary, to be honest."

When asked to compare their time on The Voice with their recent appearance on American Idol, George said, "J. Lo's hot, Christina's nothing special."

The Wanted performed on The Voice the same night Justin Bieber showed up to debut a preview of his "Boyfriend" video, and said that Aguilera was equally cold to the "Baby" crooner, making a weird face as Bieber went in for a hug.

Aguilera, for her part, denies she snubbed anyone: "Haha," she tweeted. "Can't a girl have a little Bieber Fever after getting kissed by the Biebs?"


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Jack White Headed For First #1 Album

'I've got another 12 songs that I haven't finished yet,' White says of his extra tracks for another LP.
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Photo: WireImage

It's hard to believe, but restless rocker Jack White has never scored a #1 album. Not with the White Stripes, or with any of his other side bands (the Dead Weather, the Raconteurs).

But according to Billboard estimates, that drought may end next week when the #1 six-string hustler is predicted to take the top spot with his solo debut, Blunderbuss.

The disc is expected to move between 100,000-120,000 copies in an otherwise slow week. Though White has landed seven top 10 albums with his various other groups, his highest chart debut or peak with them was the White Stripes' 2007 masterpiece, Icky Thump, which came in and peaked at #2.

It should come as no surprise that the man who has made a career at juggling 50 things at once, and who is also working on his first soundtrack album for Johnny Depp's "Lone Ranger"
 movie, has plenty more music in the can. In addition to the 12 tracks he recorded for Blunderbuss, White told England's Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe that he's already got a stockpile of songs for a possible follow-up.

"We had enough for an album at one point, but I just kept going ... I've got another 12 songs that I haven't finished yet ... There's songs that White Stripes never really played live, or Raconteurs never really got that into, or songs that I brought to the table in a band - songs like '[I Cut Like a] Buffalo' - and now I can elaborate on them".

White is getting ready to hit the road with his unique band set-up, which consists of one all-male and one all-female crew
, who are not informed about whether they will play each night until just before the show. "The easy thing to do would be to go and find four or five guys to play in just like the record and stand behind me," he said. "I just didn't want to bore myself to death and bore people with that jazz and it just to just be some nostalgia thing."

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Rap Fire Starter Joe Cool Just Wants The 'Fame'

The Vernon Parish, Louisiana, MC didn't have Lil Wayne or Boosie connections, so he made his own way.
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Fire Starter: Joe Cool
There weren't any local rap heroes for Vernon Parish, Louisiana, MC Joe Cool to pattern himself after, but that didn't deter the 23-year-old upstart. He was too far from New Orleans to have any Cash Money connection, and hip-hop hot spot Baton Rouge wasn't exactly nearby, so Joe just looked to his close buddies for support. And now it is all starting to pay off.

"I started rapping when I was like 15. All my friends rapped — I was just chillin' in the background. I used to make funny songs and stuff," Joe told Mixtape Daily during a February interview.

It was those "funny" little songs that then turned into hooks for more-developed local rappers. But at the urging of a friend, Mr. Cool decided to take his craft a bit more seriously. "I just kept going, and by the time I hit high school, I was like, this is something I want to pursue," he said.

Joey dropped his first project, Mixtape for No F---in' Reason, in March 2011 and then followed up with his most recent, Cooley Hi, at the top of this year. The majority of the tape is self-produced, a skill that JC picked up by necessity at a young age.

"By the time I hit 16, I really couldn't find all of the beats that I wanted to go over, so I just started trying to make my own beats," he explained.

The rap rookie is still climbing up the hip-hop ranks — he performed a few sets at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, last month — but he still has a way to go. On "Fame," one of the tracks off of Cooley Hi, the Young MC ponders the money and recognition that awaits him. It's not that he is trying to be a prima donna, he just believes in himself that much.

" 'Fame' was pretty much me feeling like I just know I'm supposed to be here. It's waiting for me," he said.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Blake Lively's ?Hick? Red Band Trailer: Watch Now!

With just over two weeks left until its theatrical release is upon us, Phase 4 Films has debuted the red band trailer for the upcoming film titled "Hick".

Released via Yahoo! Movies, the two and a half minute clip offers a glimpse of what can be expected from the dramedy featuring Blake Lively and Chloe Moretz in the lead roles.

Due out on May 11th, the movie is about a small town teenager who escapes to Las Vegas, leaving behind her alcoholic and abusive parents.

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'Avengers' Already A Smash Overseas

Superhero movie, due Stateside in early May, is already breaking records in foreign markets.
By Kevin P. Sullivan

Chris Evans as Captain America In "The Avengers"
Photo: Walt Disney Studios

The Avengers have already started to assemble overseas, and early box-office reports are spelling very good things for Marvel's tentpole. The superhero movie that brings together Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk has reportedly made $12.5 million in a handful of foreign markets and is already breaking records, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In Australia, "The Avengers" has already banked $7 million, a total that has only been beaten by "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2," which earned $8 million during its Down Under debut.

The foreign rollout has proven lucrative elsewhere, too, as France added $3 million to the total.

Early tracking estimated that "The Avengers" could make more than $150 million during its early May opening weekend in the U.S. That would put the film in the same class as "Spider-Man 3," "The Hunger Games," "The Dark Knight" and "Deathly Hallows, Part 2."

This could potentially mean the biggest debut for a Marvel Studios movie yet. "Iron Man 2" currently holds that honor. The Robert Downey Jr. sequel opened to $128 million back in 2010. That's followed by the first "Iron Man" at $98 million.

"The Avengers" has the added advantage of higher ticket prices. The film is playing both in 3-D and in IMAX 3-D, so each individual ticket will add more to the final total. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" saw a large bump in its record-breaking run thanks in part to higher prices attached to 3-D showings.

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