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.”
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.”
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 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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
News of the World reports Five singer J slamming Britney Spears saying, “With Britney I’d have to take about 14 pills. I’d also have to take Viagra to make my pecker work even if she was butt naked on the bed.”