The CMT Awards come but once a year — a celebration of all things country music. We’re not particularly huge country music fans, but we can appreciate the way country music has veritably dominated pop music these days — that stuff is everywhere. And so it seems not that surprising to see mainstream stars like Jordin Sparks attending and Kristen Bell co-hosting the event. Carrie Underwood took home the award for Video of the Year — and also won kudos for her sparkly outfit. There seemed to be lots of champagne-colored frocks on the red carpet, which worked for some, and not so much for others. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments.
Breaking news! Notoriously snaggletoothed singer Jewel is sporting a decidedly straighter smile. She tweeted a photo of herself on the set of the upcoming June Carter Cash biopic she’s filming for Lifetime, writing that she now has “perfect teeth.” Given that she never “fixed” her teeth in the years she’s been rich and famous, I’m gonna guess that she’s wearing a mouthpiece and that her snaggle remains unharmed. I’m glad! Jewel is beautiful — and she looks lovely as June — but her crooked smile has always made her unique. Honestly, she almost looks unrecognizable — who knew teeth made such a difference? [Huffington Post]
Paris Jackson was “confused” about why she had to wear a mask in public when she was younger, she tells Oprah on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” via the BBC. “I understand it now, why my dad would want our face to be covered,” she said. “Like when we went out without him, we wouldn’t be recognized, so we could have a normal childhood.” Read more…
Are you familiar with The Flaming Lips? Then maybe you heard about their newest video, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” a collaboration with singer Erykah Badu and her sister Nayrok. The video was leaked to Pitchfork a couple of weeks back, and featured vocals from Erykah, plus images of a naked Nayrok careening through the streets. When it first appeared on the web, it made a big splash — inciting controversy for its blatant nudity — and garnering major publicity for The Flaming Lips.
But a few people weren’t very happy with it — namely Ms. Badu, who claims that the band’s singer Wayne Coyne took advantage of her and misrepresented her image. The video includes imagery of Nayrok splattered with blood, glitter and what looks like semen. And it also features images of a naked Erykah in a tub — images she says Coyne coerced her into doing. Keep reading »
Grrrrrowwwwl. Gents, there’s a new cougar in town, so get out your dart guns and your hunks of raw meat. Yeah, I’m not sure what that means either. But Tyra Banks reportedly has a new man, and he’s 14 years younger than she is. The supermogul has generally been known to date men her own age or older, so she just earned her cougar markings. Her new man is boxer-turned-model Robert Evans, who is 24 and a new judge on America’s Next Top Cou — I mean, Model.
I’m totally behind the whole “cougar” thing (ya, I know, no one likes this word). But it’s getting kind of cliché now. Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Mira Sorvino. Plus, a lot of our fave cou-couples have broken up: Demi and Ashton. Katie Couric and Brooks Perlin. Maybe it’s time for the dating pendulum to swing the other way, back towards older guys. Even Kim Cattrall thinks so. She’s dating a guy five years OLDER!
Here are some reasons gals might want to toss their boy toys and get with an older guy.
The daughter factor. After Demi and Ashton broke up, people were actually speculating that maybe Demi’s daughter, Rumer, was dating her to-be-former step-dad, Ashton. And no one cared! Read more …
Jennifer Love Hewitt has gotten a lot more saucy since she took on the role of a call girl in “The Client List.” The actress appeared on “Conan” last night and had an in depth discussion with the redheaded host about “happy endings” given at the end of massages. Educational! And after the jump, J.Lo.Hew once again discusses the state of her fancy ladyparts, taking credit for coining the term “vajazzle.” Now, I know that Jen was one of the first celebs to talk about getting little crystals pasted to her hoo-ha, but I don’t really think she’s responsible for the term. I smell a lawsuit. [Team Coco] Keep reading »