UNEARTHED: A 1990s Dancing Jason Statham Will Make You Laugh

Talk about cheesy! Jason Statham appearing in “Comin’ On,” a 1990s music video by The Shamen.

The unearthed Scottish psychedelic electronic dance music video features a fit Statham dancing in a leopard-print number while well oiled up.

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The crazy music video was one of the action star’s first professional gigs.

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Like A Virgin Producer ”Madonna’s Bitter I Turned Her Down For Sex”

Meet Nile Rodgers, he claims that Madonna freaked out after he said “no thanks” to a Madonna proposition for sex..

Rodgers, now 60, spoke recently about an encounter with the singer, now 54, back in the 1980s. Nile was hired as a producer on Madonna’s mega-million-selling “Like A Virgin,” when he was offered a roll in the hay compliments Madge..

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“I was standing at an elevator when she goes, ‘Why don’t you want to f*** me?’

To which he says:

“I was like, ‘What did you just say to me?’ She was wondering why I had not propositioned her. She couldn’t understand that. It was like, ‘Everybody wants me’.”

So why didn’t Nile Rodgers wants to sleep with Madonna while producing Like A Virgin? He reveals:

“One time I slept with a really beautiful artist I was working with and it was a really wrong thing to do. So, I didn’t work like that.”

In the end it all worked out, the pair went on to become really close friends. In fact, Nile Rodgers says that he and Madonna grew up to be as close as a man and woman can be without being romantically involved.

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Inauguration Fiasco: Rapper Booted Offstage After 30 Min Anti Obama Song (video)

Rapper, Lupe Fiasco, was escorted offstage and then removed from the premises of a D.C. concert hall during a pre-inauguration concert Sunday night.

A reporter attending the event tweeted Sunday, “Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage here at the Hamilton Live after he went on an anti-Obama diatribe mid set.” while another saw it this way, “So Lupe played one anti-war song for 30 min and said he didn’t vote for Obama,” he continued, ”and eventually was told to move on to the next song… Lupe refused to move to the next song so a team of security guards came on stage and told him to go.” source

Another attendee at the StartUp RockOn event tweeted, “Things going terribly wrong at @lupefiasco performance during#SURO. Kicked off stage, bashing obama…”

Back in 2011, during an interview with CBS, he called the president a terrorist. Lupe said,

“My fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama and the United States of America. I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism.”

Megan Fox to Guest Star on Saturday Night Live in September

Life & Style magazine claims that Megan Fox will be guest starring on Saturday Night Live on September 26. This show will kick off the 35th season of SNL.

Megan is rumored to be ‘not the greatest actress’, but Life & Style sources say that Megan is crafting her comedic skills and preparing for the show.

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“Megan is psyched to have gotten this opportunity, she has a lot of surprises in store for the audience. This is the perfect opportunity for her to show off her comedic skills, as she’s launching her new movie Jennifer’s Body [on Sept. 18],” says the source.

Lastly, they said that she has been working with SNL’s super funny Andy Samberg. He’s been helping her with her comedic acting skills so she doesn’t blow the gig. This is her shot to prove she’s got talent.

Adam Lambert coming out?

In other news that won’t surprise you at all, American Idol runner up Adam Lambert is supposedly ready to open up about his sexuality.  Page Six reports that Lambert will grace the cover of next month’s Rolling Stone and discuss being gay.  Although most fans of Lambert have been aware of his sexuality, he has never publicly talked about it.

I didn’t watch this season of American Idol but from what I’m told (by my dad), Lambert should have won.  I can’t state an opinion one way or the other but I respect the guy for opening up about his personal life.  More power to him!  I do find it interesting that the runner up of the show will appear on Rolling Stone before the winner.   Perhaps a sign of things to come?

If rumors hold true, we’ll know more when next month’s magazine hits shelves.

Clay Aiken on Adam Lambert “I thought my ears would bleed”

I got somethng to say!

Clay chose his blog to voice his opinion of Adam Lambert and those opinions were not good.  In a rant on his “pay to play” membership website, Clay ran at the mouth about his dissatisfaction with the entire American Idol process, but when it came to his feelings about Lambert, things got ugly.

Here is the blog post from Clay (it has since been removed¦)

“Now that it’s all over, and for the record…. I couldn’t be happier about the way AI ended this year. I only turn the show on once a season, and only to see what the set looks like each year. This year, I happened to turn it during the minute that Adam Lambert was singing “Ring of Fire” and, at that moment, thought my ears would bleed. Contrived, awful, and slightly frightening! I wasn’t really a fan and found myself surprised whenever folks told me that they liked him. Granted, I never saw another performance (and many folks who I trust said that he was great) but I can’t imagine I would have enjoyed it. Just not my cup of tea at all. To each his own. I never saw Kris sing on the show, but whether he was good or not is really relative. It’s usually a matter of taste, right? But Idol is not always a matter of musical taste only. It’s about the person you like. From what little I saw, Kris seemed likable. (That’s not to say that Adam isn’t just as likable as anyone.. maybe more so… I don’t know) When Ruben and I were standing next to each other every night (many years ago) you had two equally talented, equally unlikely, equally unpolished contestants…. so it really was a matter of taste as to who was voted for. While some may argue that one of us was hyped more than the other, I don’t feel that was the case. However, this year, there was an obvious bias. Not even having watched the show, I can tell you that I was WELL aware of the bias from the judges as to who should win. In my opinion, that is awfully unattractive. I don’t think I am alone

In my opinion, it all often comes down to that last night of voting. Until the finale, folks are voting for the contestant that they want to see continue. But, I believe that on that last night, the dynamic changes. No longer forced to choose one person that they want to see win, the audience can effectively vote AGAINST the person that they don’t want to see win. In the case of season two this might have happened. There may have been some folks who voted for myself or Ruben because they didn’t like the other of us. I was the nerdy little girly boy who some didn’t want to see win, so they may have voted for Ruben. I don’t know. .. But again, I feel that Ruben and I were fairly matched. We both had our detractors and negatives, but I feel we were both very worthy of being on that stage in that moment, and either of us would have been worthy of winning. The show was different then, and folks made it in seasons 1-3 because they were “real” people who happened to sing/entertain well. But, somewhere along the way, AI stopped being about real people.”

Clay went on to say, and note his choice of words, could he be reading ThecounT.com??

“In a battle between David and Goliath, my money is on David!

I think many voters got sick of being “told who to vote for”. I think many were turned off by the blatant favoritism shown towards one contestant. Therefore, on that last night, they used their votes against a contestant that they were tired of hearing about and for the contestant who had been written off. And, at the same time, I think they voted AGAINST an American Idol that has, for four years now, been more about the slick productions and polished contestants than it has been about finding the raw talent that it did in its first three seasons.

Those votes for Kris were also votes to return the show to its roots of finding “real” contestants with undiscovered talent and giving them the chance to grow and shine. They were votes that said “we’re tired of seeing contestants who already seem to know it all”.

Will American Idol choose to listen to the resounding and clarion call that those voters gave them?…. “Enough with the pretension. More Rubens, more Clays, more Fantasias and Tamyras and Kellys please.” My faith has always been in the voters. I think they have gotten it right every year (mine included). It’s now up to American Idol to decide if it will finally REALLY listen to the folks that keep it on the air.”

Maybe Clay is saying things that a lot of American’s are thinking and maybe it’s just crazy talk, what do you think?

Does Adam Lambert Really Want to Win American Idol?

Simon Cowell paid a visit to The Oprah Show today, where he stated firmly that Adam Lambert will win American Idol.   That should not come as big news to anyone who has been following this year’s edition of the popular singing contest.

Predictions are all well and fine, but what about the other two contestants still in the running for the trophy?   All three are wildly talented singers with huge followings and gobs of support from American audiences. Should they just quit? Maybe…

Now if history is any indication, Lambert may be the one better off not winning.   Take a look at past contestants, winners and losers.   You may be surprised who has gone on to win awards:

Kelly Clarkson (Season 1, Winner) has won 4 AMA Awards, 12 Billboards Awards and 2 Grammys

Clay Aiken (Season 2, *Runner-Up) has won 1 AMA award, 3 Billboard Awards

Fantasia Barrino (Season 3, Winner) has won 3 Billboard Awards

Jennifer Hudson (Season 3, *7th Place) has won 1 Grammy and 1 Academy Award

Carrie Underwood (Season 4, Winner) has won 5 AMA Awards, 14 Billboards Awards, 4 Grammys

Chris Daughtry (Season 5, *4th Place) has won 4 AMA Awards and 6 Billboard Awards

Jordin Sparks (Season 6, Winner) has won 1 AMA Award

3 of 7 of these award winners did not win American Idol!

So you don’t really have to win American Idol to win the hearts of Americans.   Matter of fact, some say, it’s better if you lose!   The theory is, winning AI puts a stress test on your career going forward, where if you lose (if you could really “lose” as a finalist) then you have less expectation, thus less stress to perform going forward.

In Adam Lambert’s case, Losing may be the best thing that ever happened to him, with his edgy, bad boy persona.   Will winning AI really help his image?

What do you think?

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Star Trek Cast Member Clifton Collins Jr.

ccjr2 copy1 225x300 EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Star Trek Cast Member Clifton Collins Jr.We caught up with Star Trek cast member Clifton Collins Jr. at the Star Trek movie premiere in Las Vegas’ Brenden Theater’s IMAX, inside The Palms Hotel and Casino.
Clifton was there taking pictures and signing exclusive Star Trek posters for his fans. You may know Clifton from numerous TV and film projects such as Babel, The Shield,Crank: High Voltage, Alias, ER or Capote. Clifton even has 4 films in ‘post’ and 2 ‘completed’. Clifton is the 4th generation of entertainers in his family. His grandfather ‘Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez’ has a Hollywood Star next to John Wayne, who he co-starred with in several western films. Clifton has his very own Vegas Hollywood Star in the Brenden Theater lobby inside of The Palms.
We got to spend some quality time getting to know the amazing Clifton, and what it was like working on the new Star Trek movie. We even got a little tid bit about what it was like working with ‘Crank: High Voltage’ actor Jason Statham.

Which character do you play? “I play ‘Ayel‘, who works for the badass ‘Nero‘, played by Eric Bana.”

What was it like working on Star Trek the movie? “It was great working with J.J. Abrams. I was glad to be working with him again since I had previously worked with him on ‘Alias.’ He’s one of the best directors to work with. J.J. is just a great storyteller. You can tell by his amazing work on Cloverfield, MI3, Lost or Alias. He appreciates everyone around on the set from the cast, the crew-everybody-it’s just a joy to put so much time and effort into the role when you are appreciated as an artist.”

What was it like working with Jason Statham? “He’s awesome. And he plays a ‘cling on’ in Star Trek. You might not recognize him [haha joke]. I also worked with him on Crank 2: High Voltage and he is a blast-he’s awesome-a dear friend of mine. He’s great to work with. I’m looking forward to working with him again. He’s out doing “The Expendables” now [Jason Statham’s new film].”

Clifton added that “everyone will be a ‘Trekkie’ after seeing the film [Star Trek].”   “The definition of a ‘Trekkie’ is a Star Trek fanatic-people who love Star Trek. You will be a Trekkie after seeing this film.