Celebrity Sizzle by Mark Stone
“Cause I, eeeeyaahyyyyyyy, will always love youoooooo… hold on, feeling crappy now, need a drink of water here.”
That’s essentially what went down last night down under as Whitney Houston performed in Brisbane, Australia. You can check out the action below, as a concertgoer captured it on video.
What is happening here? Is Whitney just not feeling well? She sounds pretty awful, and it could be a cold or the flu. Even so, shouldn’t she have cancelled instead of delivering a mediocre show? Many fans apparently walked out early in disappointment.
One disappointed concertgoer tells the Courier-Mail, “She was not fit to perform. She seemed to be on another planet, and the concert was laughable. When the back up singer’s performance is the stand out for the night you know something is wrong.”
The only thing good I can see coming out of this is a new PSA: This is crack. This is your voice on crack. Don’t let this happen to you.
J-Lo dropped by label, album scrapped, movie delayed
It hasn’t been a good week for Jennifer Lopez. Not only did Sony Music drop her from the label, the planned album will never see the light of day and the new movie she was ready to promote is being delayed.
The good news is that apparently the split with the record label was amicable, and Lopez has no hard feelings. As for the new CD – which was supposed to be called Love? – she had already fulfilled the contractual obligation by releasing two singles, Fresh Out The Oven and Louboutins (both mediocre songs at best). Some say the CD was finished and others say work was never completed. Either way, the CD got cancelled.
Then there’s the new film, The Back-up Plan. CBS Films has recently delayed release of the film, and it is being speculated that the movie will end up straight to DVD.
Despite all this, J-Lo is doing double-duty as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live next weekend. With nothing to promote. Maybe this will be a good thing; with nothing to lose, perhaps we’ll see a side to Lopez we’ve never seen before (as long as she shows us some of that side).
Angelina Jolie’s looking lovely in Paris
There’s not much to comment on here, other than pointing out the glaringly obvious: Angelina is looking mighty awesome here on the set of The Tourist, which also features Johnny Depp.
Just a thought… if you were Johnny Depp, and you had some private moments with Angelina during downtime, wouldn’t you just, oh, I don’t know, try to make something happen? I mean, you are Johnny frickin’ Depp here. Why the heck wouldn’t you? And don’t tell me that if you were Angelina you wouldn’t be thinking the exact same thing about Johnny Depp.
Another reason for Canadian men to hate US goalie Ryan Miller
The big hockey game on Super Sunday was terribly frustrating, especially due to the shaky play of Martin Brodeur. US goalie Ryan Miller was the difference, and men across Canada were cursing him Sunday night.
I hereby present you with yet another reason to hate Miller: he’s got a really hot actress girlfriend. Miller called up Ryan Seacrest on the KIIS-FM morning show today to boast about his relationship with up-and-coming actress Noureen DeWulf. You can check out the audio and pictures of DeWulf here.
It doesn’t happen often, but this goalie definitely scores.
Hollywood taking 50 Cent seriously
Before you go on making fun of Fitty Cent for being a rapper in need of another big hit, today there is a report that the rapper/actor’s new writing project is getting the green light in Hollywood.
Mr. Cent co-wrote the screenplay for Things Fall Apart, and now he’s also ready to take a starring role in the film about a college football player. The movie will begin shooting in Michigan on May 10th after the rapper completes his latest tour.
Do you see where this is going? I can totally see Cent’s career taking on a similar path as Will Smith. Remember that Smith got his start as a rapper, and eventually made the move to the acting world. I don’t think Fitty will ever make it to the upper echelons of Hollywood actors like Smith, but I can see him making a more than respectable career out of it.
What do you think? Agree that Fitty will give up rap for Hollywood?
Lindsay Lohan opens up for money, Part Deux
Yesterday I told you all about Lindsay Lohan’s struggles with money, and how she chose to tell all in an interview with the UK’s Sun in order to lure some cash back into her pocket.
Today the Sun is publishing the second part of her story, and you can read all about it here. We’ve beaten the LiLo drug/alcohol/lesbian/skanky/out-of-work actress thing to death already, so I won’t take up any of this space for it (you can read the interview if you need to know her thoughts). But one thing about this story stood out for me: the writer’s (Emma Cox) take on Ms. Lohan.
“It is a whirlwind of a meeting and, if I’m honest, none of us are particularly taken with Ms Lohan. I am left staring at a very mixed-up, confused little girl who just wants to be loved. As I leave her to party in her hotel suite, I can only hope that one day she will let somebody do just that.”
The Bachelor season all boils down to a battle between Roz and host Chris
Did you watch the Bachelor special The Women Tell All last night? It wasn’t as bland as I thought it would be, but you know the season’s in trouble when ABC devotes over half an hour of the entire show to Roz, the woman who was kicked out for an inappropriate relationship with a Bachelor producer.
Roz got more screen time than any of the other women, even Ali and Gia. How fair is that? And I’m sorry, although nobody in the entire universe believes Roz, Chris Harrison came off as a condescending pr*ck last night (even though he was justified for calling her out).
On to the Bachelorette, because this season has been a huge letdown.
Preview: Carrie Underwood on HIMYM
Country superstar Carrie Underwood will be trying out the acting thing next Monday on the next episode of How I Met Your Mother.
Zap2it has three clips of Underwood’s work for you to look over, and I’ve gotta say she does a pretty good job.
What do you think? Can Carrie act?
Abigail Clancy or an iPad?
Guys, if you had to choose between a free iPad and a date with British lingerie model Abigail Clancy, what would it be?
Apple who? iWhat?Whitney Houston’s concert disaster