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.”
Britney Spears tells YM that her and Justin’s parents didn’t know the two were living together until after the fact. Britney also refused to go into details on the couple’s sex life to the magazine saying, “It’s personal. The press will ask me things like how far I’ve gone or what’s the worst thing I’ve done sexually. I’m not going to go there.”
Carson Daly Thursday filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit accusing Motorola of breaking a promise to renew a contract with the host of Total Request Live because of troubles in the economy.
Daly’s suit says Motorola was “motivated by declining earnings and the effect of the same on its advertising budget, reneged on its agreement.”
Julie Cordua, a spokeswoman for Motorola, denied the claims of the suit saying, “We did not feel that bringing Carson on board would be the right decision for Motorola. A contract between Carson Daly and Motorola did not exist.”
Peoplenews is reporting Britney’s reps aren’t sure whether reports her and Justin are engaged as the British rep admitted, “As far as we are aware, these stories are not true. Britney has always said in interviews that she is too young to get married. She and Justin have bought each other matching Cartier rings, but that doesn’t mean they are engaged.” The American rep said in a ‘sounding guilty’ huff, “I have no comment at this time, I have no comment at this time!”
Cristina’s spokesperson has confirmed that Christina will co-host the Second Annual Latin Grammy Awards with Jimmy Smits. In addition to co-hosting, Christina is nominated for – Record of The Year (‘Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti’) and Best Female Pop Vocal Album (‘Mi Reflejo’).
The show will be held on Tuesday, September 11 in Los Angeles, CA at the Great Western Forum.
The event will air on CBS live from 9-11 PM Eastern.
The Las Vegas Review Journal’s Norme Clark reports Madonna has told her inner circle that the Bush twins are not to be allowed any VIP treatment or backstage access to her concert in Las Vegas Sunday.
Apparently Madonna is still bitter over the fact Bush narrowly won the election last year over Al Gore and has clashed with President George W. Bush over his anti-abortion stance.
The Drowned World Tour hits the MGM Grand Garden on Sunday.
Madonna Wows Sold-Out Crowd In Chicago Tuesday
August 29, 2001 – Jim Degrogatis of the Chicago Sun Times reviewed Madonna’s show at the United Center in Chicago last night saying, “At 43, the dance diva and pop princess is as magnetic as ever, aging gracefully, and clearly retaining her provocative crown.”
Degrogatis says the sound was great as well as the lights, videos, and stage sets but he says the show “has been the same every night, with zero spontaneity.”
The New York Daily News interviewed Jamie Foxx ahead of his role as MC for the Video Music Awards on Thursday. Foxx will have to be the funny man while acknowledging the grief people are feeling over the tragic death of Aaliyah.