Amy Winehouse fined for assault
Amy Winehouse managed to keep her bedraggled self out of the
tabloids for an admirable run, but sooner or later water finds its
level. Britain's favorite crack-addled songbird has stepped in it
again, pleading guilty Wednesday to the assault of a theater manager this past December.
Winehouse apparently became enraged when the victim attempted to cut
her off at the theater's bar. You know how ole Amy gets without her
coke [and rum].
Wayne Coyne in a bathtub
Snooki does theweather
Ludacris prepares to collaborate
In what is likely the most hard-core collabo to date, Ludacris drops a beat on Canadian wunderkind Justin Bieber's new single,
"Baby" (released this last Monday.) One dude's got hos in different
area codes and one's mom still packs HoHos in his lunch box. Bet you
can't guess who's who.
Despite some serious hating in
certain circles (but they wear sweater vests and topsiders! They have
Ivy League degrees, man, that's so establishment!), Vampire Weekend's
sophomore album, Contra, hit #1 on the Billboard Album Charts
this past week -- a not bad for an indie outfit. Then again,
considering they're just barely beating out Susan Boyle and sharing the
same Top 10 list with the Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel soundtrack, the victory seems just a tad hollow.
Mystikal interviewed on Q93 FM
Alert the Neighborhood Watch: New Orleans rapper Mystikal -- who, at the height of his fame, invited women to "shake ya ass" -- is now a registered sex offender. The rapper was just released from prison,
having completed a six-year term for the sexual assault of his former hair stylist, plus extortion and tax fraud. He's ready to get back in the game, however, assuring
New Orleans radio DJ Wild Wayne that he's got plenty of new material and wants "reparations." For ... being caught and brought to justice?
The Killers have just announced that they'll be going on an indefinitely long hiatus,
citing burnout. Sure, you've got four successful studio albums under
your western-style belts, but come on. Cher's been at it for
approximately 112 years and showing no signs of stopping. Or aging. OK,
so she's a creepy phenom who will outlive us all, and will do it
rocking a spandex bodysuit with head-to-toe fringe ... Wait, where were
we going with this? Ah, never mind.
Uffie, "Pop theGlock"
Spin has been producing a weekly series called "Hopp on Pop,"
featuring Blink 182's Mark Hoppus's "favorite up-and-coming acts,
culled from his incessant pursuit of all that rocks." Which is fine and
all. Last week, however, Hopp chose Uffie,
the Parisian electro-rap waif best known for her debut single, "Pop the
Glock." There were a few things about this selection that particularly stuck
in our craw: that the video is essentially a 3-minute American Apparel
ad, that Uffie's vocoded voice is the aural equivalent of chewing on tinfoil.
(Also, as countless firearm enthusiasts on the web have been quick to
point out, the gunshots heard throughout the track could not have actually come from a Glock.) But perhaps most irritating of all is the fact that this Ed Bangin' bubblecrunk track has been plaguing us since 2006, while tastemaker Mark here just stumbled across Uffie for the first time "a couple weeks ago" and couldn't wait to tell us all about it. Your move, Hoppus.
Mental Floss does it again
we're all too painfully aware, there's no shortage of
funnny/inane/awesome!/shameful things one can find on the internet to
distract themselves during work/school/bad sex/you name it. And our new
favorite pointless time-suck of the moment (aside from tinyurl.com/ushergoat, of course) is the "Lifetime Movie or Megadeth Song?" quiz, brought to you by Mental Floss. Child's play, you scoff? "Skull Beneath My Skin" is obviously a movie about a former prom queen who was tragically disfigured in an accident on Valentine's Day ... or is it?