This Week in Pop Culture
Lady Gaga helps you smell like a hooker. Lady G tweeted a picture of her new Fame fragrance ad this week (pictured left). Besides fashioning a mask, she’s wearing lots of tiny (almost naked) men climbing all over her lady bits.
Gaga told an Australian radio program that Fame smells "like an expensive hooker." Never mind you, "[Blood and semen] is in the perfume, but it doesn't smell like it. You just get sort of the after feeling of sex from the semen, and the blood is sort of primal," she explained. "And the blood was taken from my own blood sample, so it's like a sense of having me on your skin." Cool...
Bottles for everyone!
Battle of the Suri. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have been hogging the headlines for a few weeks now (yawn); this week, little Suri’s welfare is the media’s main concern. We’ve learned that Suri will be attending a Catholic school in the fall (somewhat normal, you don’t expect a six-year-old who wears heels to attend PS-182, do you?). However, Katie’s mother-of-the-year award was stripped from her on Monday when she denied her precious a four-legged friend. You win some, you lose some, Katie.
Meanwhile, Tom Cruise very publically whisked his little girl away from Katie’s new apartment on Wednesday. He could’ve easily sent a nanny to pick up his daughter, but noooo he created a paparazzi frenzy as he carried her across the street, into the car, and to an awaiting helicopter for a leisurely tour of the New York City skyline. Just a normal afternoon for any six-year-old.
I can only wonder what is going on in this little girl’s head right now…
American Idol downsizing. Not only did AI lose Steven Tyler, but Jennifer Lopez put up her red Coke cup as well this past week. Randy Jackson’s return for the show’s 12th season has yet to be determined, but the rumor mill has been churning out names for Tyler and Lopez’s replacements. So far Mariah Carey, Fergie Ferg, Adam Lambert, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, will.i.am, and Charlie Sheen (yes, the winning warlock himself) have been named as potential judges for the upcoming season. Now remember, Lopez scored a $20M dollar contract and money talks…I think Mariah could get at least $25M.
BSB4E. The Backstreet Boys aren’t letting go just yet. The group appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday to announce that they’re currently working on a new album that will be released next spring. This marks the 20th anniversary of BSB in the USA. Feel old? You’re welcome.
Emmys. The complete list of this year’s Emmy nomination was released Thursday. Check it out here.
Celebrity Quote of the Week: “I would just sit there and lick the pages.” – Robert Pattinson said when asked if he read 50 Shades of Grey.
Throwback Video of the Week: GINGERS DO HAVE SOULS!!
"I consider 'ginger', a very slanderous word – a very demeaning word."
See It: The Dark Knight Rises [PG-13] – I’m still not sure if Tom Hardy as Bane could ever compare to Heath Ledger’s (RIP) Joker, but I still think this Batman flick looks like the best movie of the summer so far…that is until The Campaign comes out on August 10th.
Celebrity Birthdays This Week: Forest Whitaker (51), Brian Austin Green (31), Ariana Huffington (62), Diane Kruger (36), Jimmy Johnson (69), Will Ferrell (45), Corey Feldman (41), Annalynne McCord (25), David Hasselhoff (60), Donald Sutherland (77), Vin Diesel (45), Nelson Mandela (94), Chace Crawford (27), Richard Branson (62), Kristen Bell (32), Brian May (65), Nancy Carell (46), Josh Holloway (44), Carlos Santana (65), Gisele Bundchen (32), Ray Allen (47), Robin Williams (61), Josh Hartnett (34), Justin Bartha (34), Cat Stevens (64), Jon Lovitz (55).