There are a number of talentless singer-wannabes who put their tracks on their MySpace pages but will never get a record deal. For the most part, that’s a good thing. However, there are many MySpace musicians who are more talented than “real” musicians — and we’re not just talking about Lily Allen and friends. Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the escort known as “Kristen” who was involved with former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer, is herself an aspiring singer. Due to the attention she’s gotten over the last few days, her songs “What We Want” and “Move Ya Body” are number one and two on online music site AmieStreet.com. They’re not groundbreaking, and some of the lyrics are questionable, but Ashley’s songs aren’t terrible. With the right lyricist and producer, she could totally have a hit. In fact, we think she’s already better than some female artists out there. See which songs “What We Want” trumps after the jump… Keep reading »
From Lily Allen to Amy Winehouse, everybody wants Mark Ronson. And we want him too! Especially after seeing him last night on the Brit Awards (the UKâ€™s equivalent of the Grammys), where he took home the Award for Best British Male. Ronson performed in a tight, 60′s soul-style blue suit, with his name in lights, and the dashing music man showed us how good he is with his hands, accompanying artists like Amy Winehouse on a 12-string guitar. The DJ turned producer has also created two critically acclaimed solo albums and started his own record label, but Mark still hasnâ€™t found what heâ€™s looking for. Just last week, he split with his long-term girlfriend. If you canâ€™t get enough of Mark, here he is in multiples, playing all the members of the backing band in the video for his cover of Radioheadâ€™s â€œJustâ€.
Keep reading »
Lily Allen has reportedly been dropped by Agent Provocateur as the face/body of its lingerie, and her ads (featuring her in a corset and stockings) haven’t even run yet. The company’s bosses, Joe Corree and Serena Rees, are in the midst of a divorce, and supposedly can’t agree on anything, including Lily. This is a downside of working with your significant other. [Female First] Keep reading »
Sure, from square watermelons to batteries that run on pee, Japanese culture can seem a little backwards to us Americans. On Valentine’s Day, traditionally, Japanese women give the men they’ve had their eye on chocolates. Then a month later, on White Day, the men have the same opportunity to gift give. While the holiday pairing sounds middle school-style romantic, it doubles the amount of days singles want to die. But luckily, Tokyo-based cosmetics marketers Hime & Company understand that flying solo is hard to do. In addition to sick days and vacation, the sensitive CEO, Miki Hiradate, offers his employees paid leave after bad break ups: up to the age of 24, you get one day a year, 25-30 years of age get two days, 30 and up’s get three days, plus two extra mornings off for everyone to shop away their sorrows! It’s like the man knows we want to curl up and cry while surfing the internet for cute shoes. Keep reading »
Remember how I said, like, two seconds ago that 2008 was going to be the year of the unplanned pregnancy? Well I was wrong — by a couple weeks. After Jessica Alba’s surprise announcement that she was knocked up earlier this week, I was literally stupified when OK magazine’s cover story was leaked today, revealing that Britney Spears’ 16-year-old sister Jamie Lynn is pregnant too! With her 19-year-old boyfriend’s baby! Do the Spears girls have super ovaries or what? And of course, since no one ever seems to consider schmaschmortion anymore, she’s keeping the baby. In slightly less judgment-inspiring news, Brit singer Lily Allen, 22, is also apparently carrying a bun in the oven with her newish boyfriend (some dude from the Chemical Brothers) and she’s said to be “delighted.” Isn’t anyone upset over unplanned pregnancies anymore? And isn’t anyone else concerned that the whole of Young Hollywood is apparently freaking allergic to condoms and birth control? [Perez Hilton] Keep reading »
Forget batting the eyelashes or sending over a drink, Brit pop star and all around cutie pie Lily Allen takes a slightly more juvenile…err, scandalous approach to flirting with men she likes.
If I fancy someone I’m quite immature about the whole thing, and just punch them on the arm a bit. It certainly breaks the ice. And you keep punching lower and lower until you’ve got their d**k in your hand and then that’s it. You’ve got them.
Yowza! Her tactic has certainly worked, as Lily was betrothed to music producer Seb Chew for a few years and is now dilly-dallying with one of the Chemical Brothers. Wonder if Chew was equally as afraid of her aggressiveness during a breakup — many of the songs on Lily’s hot debut Alright, Still are revenge anthems that call out past loves for their bad bedroom behavior and small (below the belt) stature. Although, you think she would have noticed a guy was “Not Big” with that initial “I think I like you” punch… [Monsters and Critics] Keep reading »