Minnie Driver updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@minniedriver) on Friday (February 27), talking about plans for her third album. The 39-year-old actress/singer tells readers:
Hi there, just wanted to thank all of you who have sent mail recently, I’m sorry not to answer back but there just aren’t enough hours… I’m starting on songs for the new record which we kind of hope will be done by the end of the year, my son likes to chew on my guitar, especially when I’m playing it, so it might take a while….
all the best,
Minnie Driver posted the following update at gather.com on Monday (July 23): “Hello Everyone! After reading through all of the great questions and comments, Gather and I have decided to hold a one hour Live Chat at 6pm ET this Wednesday (today) in the Music Essential. I will be discussing my love of music and my new CD ‘Seastories’. Gotta run for now but I hope to see everyone there!” The story at gather.com has since been removed.
Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night Celebrity Survey segment on Tuesday night: “I often play my own music when I… Dolly Parton wrote, ‘Feel nostalgic.’ Neil young wrote, ‘Worried that I might be repeating myself.’ Celine Dion wrote, ‘Want to scare raccoons off my roof.’ … If you want to do what I do for a living, you’d better get used to… Jerome Bettis wrote, ‘Pain.’ Tom arnold wrote, ‘Bad reviews.’ Paris Hilton wrote, ‘Breathing through your nose.’ … When I was a child, I wanted to be… Minnie Driver wrote, ‘A ballerina.’ Matt Dillon wrote, ‘A fireman.’ Clay Aiken wrote, ‘A ballerina under a fireman.'”
Clay Aiken Ducks The Big Question
October 5, 2006 – The New York Daily News spoke with Clay backstage at the Broadway production ‘Hairspray’, where he was meeting up with fellow ‘American Idol’ Diana DeGarmo on Tuesday (October 3). When asked what he thought about Elton John’s warning that he’s bound to face questions about his sexuality, Aiken responded, “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” before whisking away his mom, grandma and aunts.
Neil Sean of Sky News reports Minnie Driver is now back in the recording studio with “a more commercial sound think Dido and Katie Melua combined,” she explained. The actress turned singer is also planning a 2007 tour.
Neil Sean of Sky News reports that although Minnie Driver’s debut album ‘Everything I’ve Got In My Pocket’ wasn’t a great seller, the actress plans on releasing a second disc. “Singing is my dream and, while it may have not been a commercial success, critically I was thrilled with the reception my first album got,” Driver told a source.
Minnie Driver appealed for help after her surfboard was stolen by putting up posters near her home. A clip, including the singer/actress interacting with the paparazzi, has been removed from Lulop.
Pop acts on television this week include ‘American Idol’ castoff Scott Savol, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Monday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday; the Backstreet Boys, who visit ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday; Mariah Carey, who visits ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Wednesday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Friday; Aaron Carter, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Wednesday; Minnie Driver, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Thursday; and Jennifer Lopez, who visits ‘The View’ on Friday.
ContactMusic.com reports that Minnie Driver believes Jennifer Lopez’s dancing skills and sex appeal made it far easier for her to make the transition from movie star to pop singer, but believes her songwriting talents meant she was destined to forge a music career sooner or later. “If you dance and you’re really hot, there’s no doubt you can cross over,” Driver said of J.Lo. “I play the guitar and sing songs I wrote about my life. Butt shaking is not my specialty.”
Jennifer Lopez To Star In ‘Bordertown’
January 27, 2005 – Contributed Anonymously: Production Weekly reports that Gregory Nava is in talks with Jennifer, who he directed in ‘Selena’, to star in the thriller ‘Bordertown’. Lopez would play Lauren, an impassioned American reporter for the Chicago Sentinel who heads to Juarez, a Mexican bordertown, in order to investigate a series of mysterious slayings involving young factory women from all over Mexico. As she discovers hundreds of victims, she gains the trust of local factory workers but falls into danger. Production on the film is scheduled to begin March 7th in Mexico.
Meet Jennifer Lopez
January 25, 2005 – ‘Access Hollywood’ and Epic Records is giving fans a chance to celebrate the release of Jennifer’s new album ‘Rebirth’ on March 1st. You and a guest could win a trip to New York City to meet J.Lo. Enter the contest at epicrecords.com.
ContactMusic.com reports that Minnie Driver is already looking forward to a return to acting as the novelty of foul-smelling music venues is beginning to wear off. “I like everything about making movies. I love hanging around sets,” Driver said. “Hanging around rock venues is just sort of stinky – smelling the stench of piss of the poor fu**ers that were there for 10 hours before you.”
Pop acts on television this week include Minnie Driver, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday, ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Wednesday, and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Friday; Jesse McCartney, who visits ‘The View’ on Monday and ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday; JoJo, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday; Jennifer Lopez, who stops by ‘TRL’ on Wednesday; Tyler Hilton, who visits ‘TRL’ on Friday; and Jamie Lynn Spears, who visits ‘TRL’ on Friday.