Portlandia: Season 2 to feature gads of rock stars
Clear your schedules or set your DVRs on January 6. Portlandia is coming back for round two, and this time Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are recruiting some of their famous musician buds for some hi-larious cameos. Johanna Newsom, Isaac Brock, Eddie Vedder, Johnny Marr and St. Vincent’s Annie Clark are all scheduled to make funnies. Check out the new promo below.
R. Kelly strikes again
Famous for penning lines like “OK cool, climax, just get off of my legs” and “I like the crotch on you,” it’s obvious that no one will be handing R. Kelley the Nobel Prize in Literature anytime soon. But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the rapper’s first tome: Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me. We repeat, the name of his book is Soula Coaster. And, judging by the cover, it’s about R. Kelly trying to levitate while being attacked by an army of microphones. This one’s going to be a real page-turner—if it ever sees the light of day.
Heavy D dead at forty-four
Sad news for hip hop fans this week. Rapper Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, died suddenly inside his Beverly Hills home on Tuesday. The cause of death is thought to be pneumonia-related respiratory issues. Heavy D and the Boys rose to fame in the early ‘90s with hits like “Now That We Found Love” and the theme song to the TV show In Living Color. The self-proclaimed “overweight lover” was forty-four. R.I.P.
Avril Lavigne involved in bar brawl
Avril Lavigne got roughed up at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles along with her boyfriend, Brody Jenner. Apparently Lavigne got into a verbal altercation with a female patron, which led to fisticuffs with an angry mob. The singer tweeted her injuries the next day, saying, “Black eye, bloody nose, hair ripped out, scratches, bruises and cuts. So not OK to be abusive to others. Violence is NEVER the answer.”
Pitbull countersuing Lindsay Lohan
Lawsuit? Two can play this game, sayeth Pitbull. The rapper is countersuing Lindsay Lohan, who is taking him to court for defamation of character. You know, for saying he had it “locked up like Lindsay Lohan” on his song, “Give Me Everything.” Pitbull claims it’s a totally legit lyric considering the venerable Ms. Lohan’s multiple jail stints. Snap.
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