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Posted at 8:14 AM ET, 04/11/2008

Morning Mix: Vanilla Ice Arrested in Domestic Dispute

By Liz Kelly

Headlines: Britney Spears gives $25,000 to "Idol Gives Back"... CBS cancels "Secret Talents of the Stars"... Were Beyonce and Jay-Z dissed by the media?... Artie Lange quits Howard Stern show after violent run-in with assistant (NSFW audio)... New "Gossip Girl" promo -- too hot for TV?... Nude photo of French first lady (NSFW) Carla Bruni sells for $91,000... Amy Winehouse's freakish thigh -- the real deal?

Crime Watch: Vanilla Ice arrested in domestic dispute... Mischa Barton gets probation for DUI... Arrests made in fake George Clooney brand case.

Rumor Mill: Nicole Richie's mom claims three-month-old Harlow is already talking... Pam Anderson and Lauren Conrad expected at White House Correspondents dinner... Chris Daughtry accused of plagiarism.

Well Said
"I'm in the minority that our show does not need stunt casting in order to succeed." -- Neil Patrick Harris on Britney Spears's "How I Met Your Mother" cameo

Say What?
"It looked like Barbie threw up in there." -- A New York Post eyewitness to the casting call for Paris Hilton's "My New BFF" show in Miami

Check out the de Moraes on TV blog for last night's "Idol" shocker.

By Liz Kelly  | April 11, 2008; 8:14 AM ET
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Hehehehe. CBS canned the excellent Jericho in favor of the stupid Secret Talen of the Stars. Maybe not a lot of people were watching Jericho, but apparently it was still more than wanted to watch George Takei attempt country singing.

Apparently, Nicole Ritchie got her drugs from mommy.

Posted by: ep | April 11, 2008 8:58 AM | Report abuse

That Terri Hatcher video is NSFW or anywhere else.

Robin Williams needs a new act.

Posted by: Lisa1 | April 11, 2008 8:58 AM | Report abuse

I *heart* Neil Patrick Harris. How can someone so sensible be involved in network television?

Posted by: methinks | April 11, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

ep, I know you didn't just dis George Takei, didja?

Posted by: Liz Kelly | April 11, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Liz Kelly, I'm curious to hear your take on last night's Nationals game, the food, the festivities (i.e. President's Race), the foul balls...
Do tell.

Posted by: methinks | April 11, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

the terri hatcher clip just reinforced the promise i made to myself to never watch amercian idol. thank you liz kelly for making sure my sanity (the little there is left) remains intact.

Posted by: melissamac | April 11, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

The problem with George Takei singing country music is that it's just not original.

Leonard Nimoy - his superior officer - released his fourth album, "The New World Of Leonard Nimoy," in 1970. It featured such country gems as "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town," "I Walk the Line," and "Everybody's Talkin'."

Posted by: byoolin | April 11, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

We must have Harlow for study. Einstein, Edison, Rembrandt were mere mortals compared to the earliest speaking human being in the history of the human race.

Her IQ has to be off the charts!!!

Posted by: CIA Director | April 11, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

So I'm guessing Harlow Madden's talking much like the video of the dog saying "I Love You" is talking.

Posted by: jake e. poo | April 11, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Jay-Z and Beyonce - they're just like Us!

Sometimes we forget that just because a couple has a combined $860-odd-million net worth doesn't mean their feelings aren't hurt when they're left off the cover of "People" and "Star" and "Hey, Isn't That Someone?" magazine.

Let's take a moment and remember that, okay?

Posted by: byoolin | April 11, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

How can Jay-Z and the lovely Beyonce be "dissed by the media" when they work so hard to keep their private lives out of hte media - maybe they are just really successful at maintaining their privacy.

That photo of Carla Bruni is not sexy - it's weird. She looks like she's morphing into something alien.

That photo of Amy Winehouse is NOT sexy - it's gross. She looks like she's disintegrating.

Hey ep - Jericho is my Dear Daddy's favorite show next to Jeopardy. He was so upset when they took it off and so happy when they brought it back. It's just on summer break or whatever, right? It'll be back in the fall. Skeet Harris is from my home town - I never met him, but word from the locals is that he was not really in love with personal hygeine....

And, yes, Harlow is talking only if you are taking some pretty heavy meds. Unless oooohhhhh and aaaaahhhhh and goooooooo count as talking, which in Hollywood, it might.

Posted by: sunnydaze | April 11, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

I heart Neil Patrick Harris too. Super mega amens to what he said!

Amy Winehouse - sad. Just sad. And, uh, horrific and Auschwitz-like. Isn't anybody in her life capable of standing up and helping her?

And while we're talking about celebs with illnesses, let's all take a little Friday moment to send more luv to The Swayze. He's still fightin' and we still love him!

Posted by: jaybbub | April 11, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Sunny, I think you mean Skeet Ulrich.

Methinks, re: the game:

It was a lot of fun, helped by the fact that the weather was just perfect for an outdoor game. Went with friends who had Diamond Club tix -- which means you have in stadium parking, close-up behind home plate seating and a $35 per person credit for buying food, drinks, merch, etc. It was a novelty, but fun.

I actually enjoyed the game being there in person. V. different from the TV watching experience. And the Presidents' Race was all I hoped it would be. Silly and short. Oh, and I did try a pretzel from Noah's. V. good stuff.

I was more surprised at the entire transformation of Anacostia. It's not the same place I remember from the Trax days.

I'd totally go again.

Posted by: Liz Kelly | April 11, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Other Amazing Facts About Harlow Madden:

1: Better balance on Poweriser Brand Jumping Stilts than Kathie Lee
2: Selected over Rosie to be the new Face Of Mental Illness
3: Has denied being "in a relationship" with Moby
4: Has raised $50K for Obama, $18K for Hillary and $235K for Tom Tancredo
5: Predicted 'winner' of "Rock Of Love"
6: Has already won the 2009 Boston Marathon
7: Committed vegetarian
8: Like that kid from The Sixth Sense, sees dead people
9: Will share songwriting credits on next Good Charlotte album
10: Has hypnotized her grandmother

Posted by: byoolin | April 11, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Dear Nicole....when a cooing infant says "Hiiii," it is not actually saying "hello." But I can see where Nic might get carried away, since my 4-month-old sure does sound like he's saying "hi" and "ma" all the time.

Winehouse Death Watch marches on.

Posted by: 23112 | April 11, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

But Liz, doesn't part of you miss Trax? There was no place more hysterial to go as an young 18 year old college student.

Posted by: Betty | April 11, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Vanilla Ice seemed like a real a$$ on that VH1 show whose name escapes me right now. I didn't watch frequently, but caught one episode when he was upset about a the rules of a game and was throwing stuff all around like a toddler, only with more bleeping. Somehow it doesn't shock me that he's an a$$ to his family, too. I'm deleting "Ice Ice Baby" off my iPod in protest.

Posted by: RiverCityRoller | April 11, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Sadly, no those evil suits at CBS cancelled -- as in never to be seen again - Jericho. Why CBS thinks we want to watch Z-List stars try out their talents over a show that features the second American Civil War with Texas being the deciding force is beyond me.

Not that I am bitter or anything.

Posted by: ep | April 11, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

I'm deleting "Ice Ice Baby" off my iPod in protest.

Posted by: RiverCityRoller | April 11, 2008 10:02 AM

*******

Please tell us that "Ice Ice Baby" is only on your iPod in the first place as an historical document - you know, something Charlton Heston will find thousands of years from now in a cave near a half-buried Statue of Liberty - and not as part of your regular musical diet, stuck in a mix between "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Seasons In The Sun."

Posted by: byoolin | April 11, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

LOL... it was on a "Best of the 90's" CD I own. Definitely NOT part of my regular musical diet. Sometimes the iPod on random spits out embarrassing songs. I'll admit to owning nearly every Dave Matthews CD, but it's because I went to High School in Virginia Beach in the early '90s. I'm pretty sure there was an ordinance passed that everyone had to like Dave Matthews. My sister said the same thing about why she likes Duran Duran.

Posted by: RiverCityRoller | April 11, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Hey, 23112, its grandma that thinks the kid can talk, not Nicole, surprisingly. If it was Nicole, that kid would be on Paris Hilton's new reality show looking for a new BFF.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 11, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Haven't read all the comments yet but the Daily Mail is the same site that showed Posh's legs looking like they were from a 80 year old. and Madonna's armbone sticking out, I don't really trust the pictures they post

Posted by: daily mail | April 11, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Why on the hatin' on Harlow? I believe she talks. At that age, my baby conducted entire conversations, mostly consisting of "coo" and "goo" and sometimes "baa". It's not her fault that I couldn't understand her.

Byoolin, for a canadian, you sure know which buttons to push, re: U.S. Congress. Tancredo indeed! That guy is nuckin' futs.

Re: NPHarris love, did everyone catch him doing "not my job" on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me last week? Funny guy. Really normal-seeming. On radio, anyway.

Posted by: WDC | April 11, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad you enjoyed your game experience, Liz. Diamond Club--sweet! Though I do feel sorry for Teddy Roosevelt. They've just gotta let him win that race.

Posted by: methinks | April 11, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

RCR, your explanation is acceptable (I know, as if I am the the arbiter of that).

For my own part, I will admit to owning - on vinyl* - a copy of the John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John LP "Two Of A Kind," only because I failed to return the no-thanks form to the Columbia Record & Tape Club** on time.


* "Vinyl" is what "records" used to be made of. (Think of it as like words used to be written on mud before paper was invented.)

** The "Columbia Record & Tape Club" was how people got music delivered to them before iTunes was invented. Every week you'd get an invitation to join the "Club" and you'd sign up and get, like, 100 songs for a penny (plus $89 for shipping and handling), and then you wouldn't pay for it, and then next week you'd get another invitation to join the "Club" and you'd sign up and get, like, 100 MORE songs for a penny (plus $89 more for shipping and handling), and pretty soon you'd have something featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

And you'd owe the "Columbia Record & Tape Club" a couple of grand for shipping and handling. Which is like the RIAA suing college students for downloading John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John from the Internet.

Posted by: byoolin | April 11, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

byoolin,

You are too the arbiter of that!

Posted by: jaybbub | April 11, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Ok, since we're confessing to owning bad music, I actually downloaded Bea Arthur singing Pirate Jenny. No where as brilliant as the Nina Simone version, it was more for the novelty of it.

Posted by: jake e. poo | April 11, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

I thought the Teri Hatcher bit was surprisingly good. But not so good I'd buy an album of her doing covers.

Posted by: omni | April 11, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Please tell us that "Ice Ice Baby" is only on your iPod in the first place as an historical document - you know, something Charlton Heston will find thousands of years from now in a cave near a half-buried Statue of Liberty - and not as part of your regular musical diet, stuck in a mix between "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Seasons In The Sun."

Posted by: byoolin | April 11, 2008 10:11 AM

Don't hate. There are two groups of people in this world. Those who rock out to "Don't Stop Believin'" and liars.

Posted by: musicgeek | April 11, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

"Britney Spears gives $25,000 to "Idol Gives Back"..."

Gosh, how can she afford it?

Aw man, and thanks to you guys I now have "Ice Ice Baby" going through my head. I'm trying to convince myself it's really "Under Pressure" but it's accompanied by visions of bad white-boy dancing in shadow. Jeez Louise. . . .

Posted by: td | April 11, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

byoolin, I still wonder how the Columbia Record & Tape club could send out all those albums for only a penny scotch-taped to the response form. Good times (though I bought most of my albums at Korvette's).

Posted by: td | April 11, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Don't hate. There are two groups of people in this world. Those who rock out to "Don't Stop Believin'" and liars.

Posted by: musicgeek | April 11, 2008 10:43 AM

________

True, but back in the day, you used to secretly do it your car with the windows rolled up - the first time I was out and it came on and people went crazy, I thought I was in some alternate unverise!

Bea Arthur can sing?

Posted by: Betty | April 11, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

"It's not the same place I remember from the Trax days."

Liz, I have such a girl crush on you!
Come on, I'll buy you a beer and we can go play in that scary sand pit!

Posted by: other liz | April 11, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Mmmmm....John Taylor, Simon LeBon.... *time-warping back to 2008 now*

Posted by: rachelt | April 11, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Bad music I confess to owning: ABBAs Greatest Hits.

Another confession: I don't think it's bad music. It's just uber-fun and reminds me of my high school days in Germany. Sosueme.

Posted by: methinks | April 11, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Here's why everything is better in Europe. On a trip there, two weeks ago, I bought a copy of a newspaper (cost me a whole $1.50) and on the back was a nude picture of Carla Bruni. And later, it doubled as a nice cheese wrapping.

Try doing that with your $91,000 portrait.

I walked past several posters of George Clooney advertising coffee, shoes, watches, gas appliances... he hawks so many things over there, he probably needs a whole team of lawyers to keep track.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | April 11, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Bea Arthur can sing?

Posted by: Betty | April 11, 2008 10:48 AM

Technically, no, but that hasn't stopped her from having a successul broadway career and one-woman show.

Posted by: jake e. poo | April 11, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Liz, you should totally go to a game again. The $10 tix are available all the time and the seats are fabulous, too. There really are no bad seats in that stadium. Nothing better than a sunny afternoon and a ball game and a beer. You can also buy game-day parking if you want, or just metro, which is really easy. Also, you can park at RFK for free and get a free shuttle.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 11, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

HEY NOW!!

Don't go draggin' Journey (Steve Perry version please) through the mud with the likes of that poseur Vanilla Ice.

You don't see the big wigs @ HBO trottin' out old Vanilla Ice songs for the last Soopranos show now do ya?

Sadly, I must wait until I get home to check out the comparisons between the Daughtry song & the soundalike but seeing as it was "written" by the same folks behind the Avril Lavigne debacle I don't have high hopes.

Oh well, he's still smokin' hot & isn't that all that really counts in music nowadays?

Posted by: Bored @ work | April 11, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Oh, Vanilla Ice. All that talent wasted. I mean, who can forget his invaluable contribution to the Ninja Turtles movie (namely "go ninja, go ninja, go")?

Liz, I'm glad you had a good time at the game. I'm going tonight. I have to pay for my own food, unfortunately.

Posted by: ASinMoCo | April 11, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Bea Arthur, Steve Perry, Vanilla Ice, it's all too much stop please before my head explo----

Posted by: td | April 11, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Oh and I must confess that I own Terry Bradshaw's Xmas album. It's actually a family favorite.

Posted by: Betty | April 11, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

One of my favorite moments in DC metro was being at Wolf Trap with thousands of my closest friends all overpowering the new Steve on all of Journey's greatest hits. It was also fun watching how fast the beer lines queued up everytime new Steve said "Here's something from our new album."

Posted by: 23112 | April 11, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Editor's Note: Sorry to disappoint -- the videos of Hatcher and Williams had to be removed from the posting.

Posted by: Editor | April 11, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

I confess to owning a Lou Bega CD.

I threaten people with it, as in:

"You should know I own a Lou Bega CD and I'm not afraid to use it."

Posted by: b | April 11, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Oh and I must confess that I own Terry Bradshaw's Xmas album. It's actually a family favorite.

Posted by: Betty | April 11, 2008 11:31 AM

******

Holy cr*p, she's not kidding. From his website:

He launched a successful singing career by recording four albums, two of which were top-selling gospel records nominated for Dove Awards. His cover of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" was a top 10 country hit. He also has recorded a children's holiday album titled Terry Bradshaw Sings Christmas Songs for the Whole Family. His gospel album was collaborated on Terry and Jake, a record with his childhood idol and legendary Gospel singer Jake Hess. He worked with superstar Willie Nelson on a cut for the NFL Country record which paired current and former NFL stars with renowned country artists.

Posted by: byoolin | April 11, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I actually like Terry Bradshaw a lot. He was the best thing in that Sarah Jessica Parker/Matthew McConaughy movie (Failure to Launch?) and he recently wrote about his lifelong struggle with depression, which was a pretty big deal in his macho world. He seems like a decent human being with a sense of humor about himself.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 11, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Scenes I'd like to see...

Pam Anderson attending the WHCD in that outfit she wore to Hugh Hefner's 175th birtday party.

Complete with tray and oddly shaped chocolate...thingy.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | April 11, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Byoolin - what's funny is that I seriously might have gotten it from the Columbia Tape Club - they used to have specials on some of the CDs and I had to buy another one for like $3.99 to get free shipping, so that's the one I got.

If I don't bring it home at Xmas, there's hell to pay - it is SO BAD that it is fantastic!

Posted by: Betty | April 11, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

methinks, I have the Definitive Collection.

And you're right, it is not bad music.

Posted by: omni | April 11, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I own the Shatner album. There I said it, it feels so good to get that off my chest.

Posted by: michael | April 11, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Damn, I was hoping maybe we'd find out Cameron Diaz could secretly act.

Posted by: trumance | April 11, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

See, all those people who said Vanilla Ice couldn't even get arrested now stand corrected.

Posted by: Franc | April 11, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I have the Shatner album too. The Transformed Man. (It was my sister's.)

I also have Kristy and Jimmy McNichol's album. (That one was mine.)

But Terry Bradshaw?!?!?

Posted by: td | April 11, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

OOps! Thanks Liz Kelly! Skeet Harris is actually a real estate appraiser, not a recently out of work actor who may or may not enjoy the occasional bath...

Posted by: sunnydaze | April 11, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Amy Winehouse'e freakish thigh was separated at birth from Madonna's freakish arm.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=469739&in_page_id=1773

Franc: EXCELLENT 12:06 observation

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 11, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Betty, my wife remembers seeing David Letterman play some of one of his songs and Terry Bradshaw punched him...

Posted by: byoolin | April 11, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Ewwww! I *guess* those Madonna arms are attractive . . . ? ? ?

Posted by: jaybbub | April 11, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

What exactly IS the White House correspondents' dinner that random skanks are invited?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 11, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I didn't read all the comments so someone may have already noted this--CBS announced yesterday that it was cancelling Secret Talents of the Stars after one outing. We won't be subjected to the second round of contestants after all. (Weep quietly into your hankies.)

Posted by: alex | April 11, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

For a birthday gift, I gave someone a CD that contained the greatest hits of BOTH Shatner and Nimoy. Somehow, he didn't think it was as hilarious as I did. To each his own.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 11, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Well, I obviously missed Liz's notation about STotS. Sorry. (Weekend starting early.)

Posted by: alex | April 11, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Pamela Anderson at the White House Correspondent's dinner? Lauren Conrad? Seriously? I'd love to know whose choice it was to include these two. Maybe Pamela Anderson will surprise everyone and not show up looking like Racquel Welch in 1,000,000 B.C.

Posted by: lins | April 11, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

or maybe she'll show up naked with cake.

Posted by: omni | April 11, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of naked and speaking of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy which we weren't but since I've brought it up...wasn't she pregnant? I know that nude pic was taken a while ago, but even in the pics from London, ...two weeks or so ago, she didn't look pregnant and I was thinking she'd be into her second trimester by now.
Anyone know what's up wit'dat?

Posted by: methinks | April 11, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Liz do a Friday List awhile back about "Embarassing Songs on Your iPod"? It was and excellent list idea.

Posted by: 98102 | April 11, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

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