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What Musicians In Formerly Popular Bands Do: Start A New Band

A lot of famous musicians have side projects because they’re just so creative that one band isn’t enough, i.e., Damon Albarn is in both Blur and Gorillaz, and Spencer Krug is in both Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown. Well, there’s a new band that’s made up of the most random mix of musicians — we think they must have been bored and looking for something to do since all of their bands peaked in the ’90s or early ’00s. Tinted Windows is made up of Taylor Hanson (Hanson), Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins), and Bun E. Carlos (of Cheap Trick), and their first record comes out next month. The initial idea to work together came when Hanson and Schlesinger met in the mid-’90s, and they just kept adding members, I guess. The first single, “Kind of A Girl,” sounds like a Fountains of Wayne song being sung by Hanson. We think they should add a member of Soul Asylum or Goo Goo Dolls to the group, too. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Paula Abdul Doesn’t Like 4th Idol Judge & Meat Grinder Causes Accident With Penis

  • Paula Abdul isn’t hiding the fact she is not pleased with the addition of a fourth judge to “American Idol.” Retract the claws girl. [NY Post]
  • It was no secret the Obamas were getting a dog after they moved into the White House, but now they have announced what kind of dog they are getting. Sasha and Malia are going to take great care of the family pet too.[People]
  • Alaska Governor and former Republican VP candidate, Sarah Palin, will reimburse the state of Alaska $7,000 for the travel costs associated with nine trips taken by her kids. Well, at least she’s paying it back. [AOL]
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    DABA Girls Are Bogus

    We were annoyed when we heard about Dating a Banker Anonymous, a support group for women who are suffering now that their financial banker husband/boyfriend/booty caller have less money. Hopefully we won’t hear about them as much now that we know they were faking. Keep reading »

    Eight Things To Give Up For Lent

    Yesterday was Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday.” That means today is Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent. Since I’m not Catholic this all is a bunch of mumbo jumbo to me, but I did attend Mardi Gras three straight years in a row, and while I don’t get my forehead swiped by a priest on Ash Wednesday, I do try and give up something “bad” for Lent, which lasts for 40 days and 40 nights, until Easter. But forget about giving up lame stuff like carbs and sugar and sex — after the jump, 10 bad things you really should consider ditching for Lent. Or permanently. Keep reading »

    The Real Housewives Of The OC Reunion: Tamra Calls Gretchen Out

    Dude, s**t went down on “The Real Housewives Of Orange County” reunion last night. That busy body Tamra called out Gretchen for supposedly having an affair with her ex-boyfriend while she was taking care of her sick (now deceased) fiance, Jeff. Something tells me that if it’s true, Jeff probably knew Gretchen had a little piece going on the side and was okay with it, since she was doing everything she could to make his final days comfortable and happy. I mean, I don’t think he was give her much action in the bedroom, considering he was in the hospital so much. But whatever, why is it any of Tamra’s business? She has totally had it out for Gretchen since day one, because Gretchen is younger and hotter and Tamra couldn’t stand being dethroned as the Hottest Housewife. Ugh. These people make me sick. In a good way. Keep reading »

    The Most Exciting Moments Of “The Hills,” Season Five

    Season Five (probably the last) of “The Hills” starts soon and MTV has released a preview clip. Undoubtedly, these two minutes and 24 seconds are the most exciting moments of the entire season, so watch them now so you don’t have to waste time actually viewing the show! But a couple things to point out — that psychic at the beginning clearly reads Us Weekly, that’s how she knows so much about Lauren. Also, did Brody lose weight? And lastly, have Spencer and Heidi been photographed together lately? Maybe they really do break up… Keep reading »

    When Cougars Attack: The Too Hot For Teacher Trend

    The term cougar has become a status symbol, synonymous with women of a certain income bracket, age, and beauty. While it is seemly an honor to be pretty and powerful enough to bed a younger man, lately it’s also been misinterpreted and become outright predatory. With Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher” being consummated all over the country, the term “cougar” is getting a bad name. Indulging in trophy man is one thing, plucking an unripe boyfriend from junior high school is quite another — not to mention it’s illegal. A bunch of bad apple female educators have been spoiling the whole bunch. On Monday, the news that a Massachusetts elementary school teacher running off with her student became public, but she’s hardly the first educator in Massachusetts to rape a child in grade school this year. Keep reading »

    OctoMom To Star In Porn Movie?

    MAKE IT STOP. OctoMom, a.k.a. Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. the brood-having, Angelina Jolie-wannabe, has been offered $1 million to star in an adult movie. I think my head just exploded. The offer comes from Vivid Entertainment, one of the adult industry’s biggest product companies — it’s like the 20th Century Fox of smut, or, well, not. If Suleman joins the Vivid porn star ranks to become a Vivid Girl, she’ll be sisters-in-porn with a celebrity-gone-XXX roster that includes Pam Anderson, Kim Kardashian, and former Miss USA Kelli McCarty. (An Oscar-nominated lineup that ain’t.) The offer comes from the uber-tan CEO of Vivid, Steve Hirsch, the dude responsible for turning Janine, Savannah, and Ginger Lynn into mega-porn stars. Of course, considering that Janine is headed off to jail in a couple weeks, Savannah blew her brains out, and Ginger — well, I don’t know what Ginger is up to these days — OctoMom going PornoMom may not be such a good idea. But, hey, it’d pay the bills. Not to mention keep the octuplets in diapers for a couple years. [TMZ] Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Adriana Lima Got Hitched And Penile Fractures Hurt

  • Adriana Lima, the Victoria’s Secret model who claimed to be a virgin for years, got married to Memphis Grizzly basketball player Marko Jaric over Valentine’s Day weekend. Guess she lost her V-card. [Modelinia]
  • Jennifer Aniston said she’s “very happy” with John Mayer. But something tells us she’ll never be as happy with him as he is with himself. [UsMagazine.com]
  • Evan Rachel Wood will star in another big production this summer — a regional theater production of “Romeo and Juliet” starring her father and directed by her brother. [Perez Hilton]
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    A “Real Housewives Of Orange County” Arrest And Secret Hookup

    Even though cameras have stopped taping, the drama surrounding the people of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” continues.

    Slade Smiley, who was shacked up with Jo De La Rosa on previous seasons of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and tried to help Jo find lasting love on “Date My Ex,” was arrested Friday for “civil contempt,” which usually means non-payment of court fees or child support. He may have been visiting Gretchen Rossi, who joined the cast of “Housewives” for season four, because Slade was picked up on the same block where Gretchen supposedly lives. Keep reading »

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