Tuesday, August 22, 2006

That's Just Wrong

As if I wasn't upset enough over today's bad news, and the subsequent news that the many shows I was to be attending next month have indeed been postponed, now The Sun Online has reported the story with the following headline:

I'm Too Keane On Coke

That's just wrong.


Why is it always my dream men?

Recently, the band to end all bands, Keane, has been cancelling a few dates here and there, much to the dismay of fans around the world. Stories of "family emergencies" and "exhaustion" have been thrown around but today the real story came to light.

Tom Goes Into Rehab

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin has gone into rehab for his alcohol and cocaine addiction.

The singer checked himself into The Priory last week.

Tom, 27, was let out of the clinic to perform at the V Festival over the weekend but returned as soon as the event was over.

He told The Sun:
"I've admitted myself into The Priory to get the professional help I need to overcome my increasing problem with drink and drugs.

"I'm looking forward to sorting myself out and getting back to playing again as soon as possible."

Keane have had to cancel their Ibiza Rocks concert, as well as shows in Dublin, Edinburgh and the US, but Tom realised he needs to take time out to rest and get better.

He wrote on the band's website: "I am gutted that I have to take a break from touring.

"I was really looking forward to these dates, but if it means we can do what we've got planned for the rest of the year, then I'll take the time off."

I sure can pick 'em, can't I?

All kidding aside, I hope my dear, sweet Mr.Chaplin does indeed sort this all out and get himself better... dare I say it... even if it means cancelling one or all of the many, many Keane shows that I have tickets to next month.

Get well soon, Tom. Or I may have to kill you.

Related Stories:

Keane Singer in Boozy Coke Rehab
Keane Singer Battling Booze and Drug Demons
Keane's Frontman Tom Chaplin in Rehab

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Justin Timberlake Talks Mad Smack

MSNBC reported today that Justin Timberlake is no fan of this year's American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks.

JT spewed:

“People think he looks so normal, and he’s so sweet and he’s so earnest, but he can’t carry a tune in a bucket,” Timberlake told Fashion Rocks, a supplement of Vanity Fair. Timberlake also thinks that Hicks’ fame is fragile. “If [Hicks] has any skeletons whatsoever, if God forbid, he’s gay, and if all these people in Mississippi who votedfor him are like [then he takes on a thick southern accent], ‘Oh my god, I voted for a queer!’ It’s just too much pressure.”

First of all, Taylor may not have the astounding talent of... oh, I don't know... Joey Fatone or Chris Kirpatrick* but he certainly can carry a tune. Second of all, what is he talking about with this whole gay thing? Shut up, Justin.

He has similar niceties to say about American Idol itself:

“I have a strange relationship with that show. I despise it, yet I’m completely fascinated.”
You're right, Justin. If only Idol could live up to the standards set by The Mickey Mouse Club.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Just When I Thought 'MTV Culture' Couldn't Get Any Worse...

It did.

I just caught the video for Danity Kane's first single, "Show Stopper" and quite frankly, I'd rather watch Paris Hilton's video for "Stars Are Blind" over and over than to see this peice of crap ever again. And that's saying something!

Most of you probably don't know who Danity Kane is. They happen to be the 5 "lucky" ladies that Diddy chose on last season's Making the Band to make into superstars. And when I say "make into superstars" I mean "exploit them for reality television and make as much money as he can from them before they fade into obscurity as quickly as they poked their pretty little heads out of it." So that's who they are. Oh yeah, and also they're the group with the world's stupidest name. (I refuse to call them a band when there's not an instrument in sight)

Anyway, the video is terrible, but surprisingly better than the song, which made my ears bleed within seconds. Of course, I may be being a bit hasty in bashing it. After all, with sweet lyrics like "We sittin' on 22s plus 2/Mink bucket seats, neon blue/Color coordinate with them shoes/Yeah, we divas but we ride like big boys do" it's obviously destined to go down in music history as a masterpiece. I'm probably just not their target audience.

Check out this ridiculousness for yourself right here...

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Congrats Are In Order!

Huge Congratulations go out to my good friend Danielle and her fantastic new husband Mario!

You may remember these two lovebirds from my post about their engagement last year. Well, the newlyweds tied the knot this weekend at a gorgeous ceremony that I was proud to be invited to!

Here's wishing you a long and fruitful life together! You deserve it!