J.Lo Sample Stealing Sends Mariah Over The Edge

Mariah Carey 'Loverboy' single cover

The New York Post reports Jennifer Lopez was the reason Mariah was sent over the edge. Mariah had sampled Firecracker by Japan’s Yellow Magic Orchestra when she recorded Loverboy six months ago but freaked after J. Lo released I’m Real with the same sample.

Mariah thought ex-hubby Tommy Mottola was behind the stealing of the sample and passing it off to his Sony prodigy Lopez.

During her interview w/ Allure in June, Carey ripped Lopez responding to writer Vanessa Grigoriadis’ revelation she had interviewed Lopez saying, “I bet that was really intellectually stimulating. I bet you could just see the depth in her eyes.”

As far as Lopez’s claim of being able to get 8 hours of sleep a night, Mariah retorted, “If I had the luxury of not actually having to sing my own songs, I’d do that too.”

J. Lo Reveals Rump Is Real

September 4, 2001 – Jennifer Lopez tells German magazine TV Movie that her infamous backside is the real deal, “I’m a true Latino and that’s just how our bottoms are.”

J. Lo also talked of her relationship with Cris Judd saying it was fate she hooked up with him following her breakup with Puffy. Lopez admits, “Up until now I was always a giver in relationships and now I am taking something back. I’m not putting up with it any more.”

J. Lo Signs On To Latin Grammy Awards

August 28, 2001 – Confirming earlier reports, Jennifer Lopez has now booked herself on the Latin Grammy Awards following the decision to move the show from Miami to Los Angeles.

The Latin Grammys will air Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. Also scheduled for the event are Lou Diamond Phillips, Celia Cruz, Juanes, Luis Miguel, Alejandro Sanz, Thalia and father and son act, Alejandro and Vincent Fernandez.

Billy Masters Blind Item… Not So Blind?

This week’s Billy Masters blind item should have people talking as it states, “Could it be that a certain performer is trying desperately to back out of that high-profile gala for personal reasons? Rumor has it that if he bails, he-ll take his boys with him, proving that one bad apple can indeed ruin it for the entire bunch. While publicly flip-flopping about their availability (citing the all encompassing scheduling conflicts), the woodsman was made uncomfortable by the ever-growing closeness with the captain. Let-s just say that a tense moment occurred when the honoree tried to free willy and things came to a head – or, rather, didn’t come to a head. By the way, I’m embarrassed to say that the scary man once appeared in a Lindsay Wagner movie! Oh, the shame.”

Britney’s Cheetah Act Draws Fire

Peoplenews reports the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is criticizing Britney’s use of cheetah’s for her VMA performance Thursday. A spokeswoman said: “Our main concern would be the noise levels at the show, Cats have keen senses of sound and react to different levels. These cats are probably well trained, but by using them Britney is giving out the message that it’s OK to use animals in this way and it isn’t.”

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine On Britney/Christina

In an interview with Metal-Sludge.com, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine gave his opinion of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera saying, ” I think that Britney has blown more things than the gearbox on her Ferrari lately and Christina is living proof that you can polish a turd.”

Beyonce Glad Mariah Doing Better

Beyonce sent her best wishes to Mariah and lamented about the work stars must do nowadays saying, “So many people want so much from you that it’s very hard to find time for yourself. It’s really important to surround yourself with people who love you and tell you when to slow down because it’s so easy to just want to work, work, work.” Beyonce adds, “I’m very happy that Mariah’s doing well.”

Howie: Backstreet Will Remain Boys

Despite some wishing the Backstreet Boys should change their name to Backstreet Men because of their ages, Howie Dorough revealed, “I feel we’re definitely growing. Boys for us will always be in the name of Backstreet Boys, because boys to us is a name for, just friends.”

Howie points out other bands with the name ‘boys’ never changed their monikers saying, “There’s the Beach Boys, the Pet Shop Boys. They never changed their names to the Beach Men or the Pet Men. So we decided to keep it boys.”

Backstreet Boy Joins Commodores Onstage Saturday

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Brian Littrell joined the Commodores onstage during their Saturday performance at Chastain Park.

Littrell was their with wife Leighanne at had taken a seat near the stage when the group invited him up to perform the group’s hits “Brick House” and “Three Times a Lady.”

The event was hampered by a slight rain preventing a sellout, but the surprise appearance by Littrell no doubt made up for the weather.

Undercover.net: Carey’s Glitter

Mariah Carey 'Glitter' album cover

Hector The Rock Dog reviewed Mariah’s upcoming album ‘Glitter’ and says if the album wasn’t a soundtrack, you’d call it unfocused, “Mariah Carey doesn’t know if she wants to be Barbra Streisand or Missy Elliot. Her success was based initially on taking the Streisand path but somewhere along the journey off she trotted down Missy Elliot Highway.”

Britney Performance To Close VMA Awards, Animals Involved

The New York Post talked to Salli Frattini, an executive producer of this year’s VMAs, who says Britney’s show this year may upstage her strip tease act of 2000. Frattini tells the Post, “She’s trying to anticipate giving us a production number that was even better than last year.”

Spears has been working hard on the show ending performance as Frattini added, “There are animals involved. It’s a really elaborate staging that she’s been rehearsing for weeks.”

You can catch the VMAs this Thursday at 8 PM on MTV.

Mean Madonna Called “Andrea Yates” By Crew

The Las Vegas Review Journal’s Norm Clarke reports Madonna has been so moody and difficult to deal with on her Drowned World tour that her crew members have resorted to referring to her in code name as the Texas woman who drowned her children.

A spy tells Clarke, “They’re calling her Andrea, as in Andrea Yates, the Texas woman who drowned her children. Even when she’s around, they use the name because she doesn’t have any idea.”

Lourdes Tagging Madonna Clothes

September 2, 2001 – The Las Vegas Review Journal’s Norm Clarke reports Madonna’s daughter Lourdes has become a terror backstage scribbling with crayons all over backstage at her Drowned World tour.

Madonna’s backstage rider calls for two bottles of Absolut vodka, not to be drank as Madonna isn’t a drinker, but to remove stains from her Jean-Paul Gaultier costumes.

Madonna’s wardrobe mixes the vodka with a small amount of water to remove the stains from her outfits.

Britney/Madonna Set For Head To Head Matchup

September 1, 2001 – Peoplenews reports Britney and Madonna are set to go head to head in a battle of the titans with both singers releasing their albums early November.

A source told the site, “We expect to see Britney’s next album and Madonna’s next greatest hits going onto the shelves in early November. Nothing boosts sales like a decent diva feud.” Madonna’s rep laughed off the talk saying, “We haven’t even confirmed that the album is going to be released this year,” adding, “There would be no deliberate confrontation.”