Here are three things that made me tear up while watching Amy Winehouse’s performance and subsequent win for Record of the Year at this year’s Grammys.
1. Her raw, balls-to-the-wall rendition of her hit “Rehab”. DListed said she looked like she had the “recovering from heroin shakes”, but I thought she was powerful and amazing.
2. When she won her award, she looked dumbfounded as her entire band enveloped her in an celebratory embrace. Then she thanks her “mum and dad” who we all know have been doing their darndest to help Amy recover from her drug problems.
3. The shout-outs she gave to her incarcerated hubby, Blake Fielder-Civil. She says his name with such fury and passion!
That last point made me sort of start to see Amy and Blake as this cute couple, even though trouble seems to follow them (okay, so maybe they invite trouble along for the ride). They seem sort of like soul mates, albeit drug-addicted ones. Can’t they both get their act together and live happily ever after? Or am I being a lil’ Pollyanna? [DListed] Keep reading »
Heather Mills is in big trouble! Her old lover Tim Steel, a former male model, claims she cheated on Paul McCartney with him for six months. Steel says she loved for him to rub her amputee stump and that she would roll out of his bed and into lavish romantic vacations with her Beatle husband without batting an eyelash. This bomb dropped just in time, since the divorce court battle over alimony (why no pre-nup you hopeless romantic hippie?) and custody of their daughter Beatrice, 4, began today in London. Itâ€™s been a long and winding road to finalize the split and finally the peace loving Paul has been given the ammo he needs to defeat the gold digging she-devil who has broken his heart, gone after $98 million settlement, and above all, slandered his name. In court, McCartney will have to defend himself against allegations of spousal abuse as Heather acts as her own lawyer. While Mills may have previous experience as a soft-core porn star in the 80â€™s, this time sheâ€™s going to be the one getting whipped. Good riddance! Weâ€™d just like to say to the newly single Sir Paul, you’ll always be our knight in shining armor. [Reuters and Perez Hilton] Keep reading »
Sixty-something Sex Bomb Tom Jones has taken out a whopping $7 million insurance policy on his chest hair. While weâ€™re not sure if that includes the trail that leads to the Golden Girls‘ promise land, we are sure that it is a waste of money. Whatâ€™s he afraid of — a waxident? The insurance company, Lloydâ€™s of London, is also known for covering J.Loâ€™s booty, Heidi Klumâ€™s legs, and Keith Richardâ€™s fingers, so they were happy to add Tom and the handful of hair that entertains crowds in Las Vegas. Although, perhaps at his age, the pelvis-thrusting crooner would have been better off getting insurance to cover a cougar attack. [World Of Wonder] Keep reading »
New mom Christina Aguilera called into Ryan Seacrestâ€™s KIIS-FM morning show to boast about her baby boy, Max. The working mom told Seacrest that she credits the baby for inspiring her next album. So between the puke and poo, this one should be “dirrtier”, right? Then Ryan and the pop pin-up got really personal as Christina talked about her sonâ€™s bris, or circumcision. With Christ in her name, sheâ€™s clearly a shiksa, but her husband is Jewish, so she combined their traditions. Hubby Jordan Bratman brought the Rabbi and unconventional Xtina filled their home with â€œpenis balloons.â€ Maybe she was frugal and reused the ones from her bachelorette party — or perhaps the busy new mom had everything she needed in her nightstand. Either way, friends and relatives came together to celebrate the happy couple getting back to the basics of family life. Sounds like Christina has finally got what a girl wants. [DListed] Keep reading »
“Britney Spears: An America Tragedy” is the cover story in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, out on Friday, and one of the most interesting tidbits from the article asserts that Spears apparently did have a boob job in her teens — but then had the implants removed when her natural assets grew on their own. But it’s this blind item that literally has us dying to get the issue into our grubby little paws. From The Daily News‘ “Gatecrasher” column:
“What Justin Timberlake/Britney Spears story is too vulgar even to make it as a Gatecrasher blind item?”
So salacious! Friday can’t get here fast enough! [Note: I forgot how totally awesome Brit and JT's coordinated outfits were!] [NY Daily News] Keep reading »