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Justin Bieber has the No. 1 Album (My World 2.0) on Billboard this week. Usher has the No. 1 Song (OMG) on Billboard this week. It only makes sense, that two hitmakers collaborate on a track. Given their mentor-protegee relationship, this collaboration was bound to happen sooner than later. Thankfully, it was sooner because the teenage girl inside of me absolutely LOVES IT.

Today on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, the two unveiled “Somebody to Love: The Remix“. The Stereotypes produced-song was originally written for Usher in mind for his “Raymond vs Raymond” CD, but for some reason it was never chosen. Enter Bieber, who not only grabbed it, but is releasing it as the second single from his multi-platinum selling CD.

listen to the track after the jump

She is going to destroy her body (more)! What do you do when it’s the final season of the show that made you famous? Something drastic of course! Well, she’s already accused Adam Divello, the creator of the show, of sexually harassing her, so why not get some more plastic surgery? Revealing the news to Life & Style magazine, Heidi has said that she wants to increase her breast size from from 700 cc’s to 800 cc’s. In last night’s episode, she even joked about wanting to get to size H cup(you know…H for Heidi). She was giving all the other cast members “Surgery Hugs” because her boobs were sore and she was “fragile.”

“She wants to do it within the next two months and film it for the new TV show she and Spencer have been pitching to cable networks E! and Oxygen,” an insider informed the mag. She’s also planning on getting it done in Europe, but a non-certified American-board doctor.

Spencer (likely the instigator of all of this) claims that he has tried to stop her from continuously going back to her plastic surgeon. “She wants her doctor to come over once a week to plump up her lips. I keep telling her that they’re big enough and that she doesn’t need it.” Spencer, you’ve created a monster – and soon she’ll literally look like one.

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This… Is Uh-merican Idol: A Live Account

In: Alex, TV Shows

That’s exactly how Ryan Seacrest says it.  And how would I know?  Because I got to go to the live tapping this evening!

Quick backstory:  my friend Stephen is in town from Alabama and had planned on visiting me, but because of my stupendous work schedule (I haven’t had a day off in 11 days and I’ve been getting off work no earlier than 11pm) I haven’t been able to hang out with him save for a few night’s when I’ve met up with him at the bars.  Luckily he’s resourceful and was still able to have a good time sans me.  So today, I end up getting off work fairly early and we have a chance to hang out, and this is where our story begins…

Since we both are kind of tourists in LA (I’ve only been here a month and he’s only been here a few times before) we decide to go to The Grove – outdoor shopping mall – to kill some time and walk around in the sun.  Stephen asks me what makes The Grove so special and I tell him that it’s just a different take on a mall and that if anything there’s a good chance we’ll run into a celeb.  Not 10 minutes later we’re in front of the Avatar Maker (a camera/computer set up that takes your pic and turns you into an Avatar – it was awesome) and Tyce Diorio from SYTYCD walks up and takes interest in the Avatar maker.  Since Stephen has no shame, he asks Tyce if a quick pic is cool and Tyce obliges, same for me.  After we get our Avatar pics taken and are all giddy with excitement a lady comes up to us and says “do you like American Idol?”  Stephen and I both tell her yes and she says “cool, well we have extra VIP tickets to tonight’s tapping, want to go?”  We almost sucked the air out of LA with the gay gasp we both did.  Once we regained composure and finished gushing, we got the directions and headed over to CBS studios to watch the live tapping of American Idol: Idol Gives Back.  It was AH-MAZ-ING.

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What? I know this seems just as strange to me as it does to you. But the rumour mill is spinning itself into a frenzy at the whispers that a high profile celebrity is planning on making a big coming out on May 5th. Now I’m not one to care enough to make a stink that everybody in Hollywood is gay but keep up appearances, nor am I the guy to point the finger and out someone. Really, celebrities lives are as much my business as the dude beside me on the street. BUT. This celeb is basically planning their own rainbow party, so Imma climb on the train!

Now all this hoopla is thanks to publicist Howard Bragman. Who? Right, so he’s the little man behind the curtain that’s behind a lot of public coming outs. Bragman is responsible for helping Sheryl Swoops and Meredith Baxter EASE into public lesbianism as well as handling the sensitive case of Chaz Bono and his gender transitioning. And now that everybody has gotten over Ricky Martin fever (PULEEZE it wasn’t a SURPRISE!), it looks like Bragman has snagged himself the next headline.

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Jamie Oliver: Food Revolution

In: Dan, TV Shows

I have a new hero in my life. Jamie Oliver. If you haven’t heard of this man, I ask you to turn on your TV and PVR, change the channel to ABC and start recording his latest television program, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. It will literally change your life and the way you think about the food you consume on a daily basis.

A few week’s ago I was in Costco stocking up on groceries and everywhere I turned I was constantly reminded of the deal I made with a friend that involved me cutting out all junk, processed and fast food from my diet, including pop! I don’t know what I was thinking as my friend’s half of the bargain was minuscule in comparison. It has been three weeks since I began this person challenge and I have to admit the results have already been life changing. While perusing the aisles I came across Jamie Oliver’s latest cookbook, Jamie’s Food Revolution and decided it was about time that I graduated from my somewhat used ‘Cooking for Dummies’ beginner guide to oven-made meals. Sigh.

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Looks like Simon Cowell was correct once again. First he predicted Carrie Underwood would not only win her season but be the best selling Idol ever. So far, that prediction has held true. Now it looks like his magic 8 ball, has foretold the future again.

On Wednesday night’s episode which featured auditions from Atlanta, he made another declaration. In the evening’s last segment, we were treated to a 60-something gentleman, named General Larry Platt. Obviously the producers let him through the preliminary auditions for entertainment value, as he’s clearly over the maximum age limit of 28.

While Mary, Randy and Kara and the crew were laughing their asses watching The General’s performance, Simon boldly stated that “Pants on the Ground” would probably be a hit single. Cowell probably never knew how prophetic his words would actually be. Within minutes of the performance, covers of the novelty song soon started to pop up on YouTube.

Some of the covers are actually pretty good, after a few musical arrangements. Ryan Seacrest even put a few of them on his official website. I’m almost half-inspired to do one myself. Perhaps sometime this weekend, when I’ve had a few to drink.

check out the covers after the jump. be sure to place your vote for the one who did the best job.

American Idol Promo Pics Released

In: Celeb Gossip & News

Well, the American Idol promo pics for the new season have been released, featuring Paula Abdul’s more than worth replacement, Ellen Degeneres. The show is starting next week on January 12th, but you’ll have to wait until February until Ellen’s on. She’s gonna be one busy woman! But then again, so is Ryan Seacrest and the rest of the bunch for that matter.

Everyone’s been talking about it, but its true, huh? The pic with all of them (above) looks so photoshopped! They look like cardboard cutouts side by side! Obviously, as aforementioned, they are busy people and photographer, Michael Becker was likely unable to get them in the same room for the one shot. Well, they better get used to seeing each other, because they’re gonna see a lot of each other soon! And by get used to, I guess I only mean Ellen in this case. I think they are going to have a lot of fun with her, and she’s going to have a lot of fun as the new judge on the show.

Check out the individual shots…

Ellen Degeneres

“This is the closest something of this shape comes to my face.”


The rest of them after the jump…

Paula is Leaving Idol

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Patrick

After discussion about the fact that Paula is making a far lower salary than Ryan Seacrest, a differential of $38 million, Paula announced via Twitter last night that she is in fact leaving the show. I’m a little skeptical due to the medium she used to communicate such big news to be leaving the biggest show on television. I think she is doing the right thing by sticking to her guns because if she is only making $2 million (relatively speaking) in comparison with Ryan Seacrest at $40 million, she does deserve a lot more than she gets. Bonnie Fuller, (Canadian-born media executive) is calling her bluff and saying it’s a media stunt, which it may very well be.

Paula’s Twitter announcement went like this: “With Sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to #IDOL. I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being part of a show that from day 1become an international phenomenon. What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me. ”

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