So last week, MTV News got with Scissor Sisters songstress Ana Matronic in Brooklyn, during an anti-war benefit that also featured Lou Reed, David Byrne, Norah Jones and Moby. Um, yeah, we feel the same way.
Anyway, she let it be known that her band - a fun live show, if you ever get to see it - are calling their upcoming third album, well, Chinese Democracy.
So...not really. But we liked that they joked about it. Surely their lawyers are breathing a sigh of relief. A few years back, April 2003 to be exact, the Offspring announced they'd be naming their album, Chinese Democrazy (You Snooze, You Lose)
, but the merry pranksters eventually chose a different title after a convincing call from Axl's legal counsel.
To which we say, COME ON, SOMEONE NEEDS TO MAN-UP AND DO THIS. PLEASE??? Isn't there a statute of limitations on forever-in-the-making sixth albums?
Jackass" star and, yes, fledgling rapper, Steve-O, was arrested over the weekend, for investigation of vandalism and possession of a controlled substance. According to the Associated Press, Steve-O was placed under citizen’s arrest by one of his neighbors – a frequent target of the stuntman’s constant ridicule, and the abuse of which is documented on Steve-O’s Web site – and police eventually arrived to cuff the 33-year-old "Jackass."
He was charged, initially, with suspicion of vandalism and on an outstanding traffic warrant. But the AP reports that while in custody, police discovered Steve-O was in possession of a small amount of a controlled substance, which he was also charged with. Police did not say what drug they found on Steve-O.
And here's that thing on Steve-O rapping. Apparently, he was annoying his neighbor then, too.
This week, several popular blogs and online media outlets have reported that, over here at MTV, a decision has been made not to air “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul’s latest video – for the track “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow” – which debuted on “Idol” last week. One such blog claimed to have spoken to sources, who said the video would not be added to the network’s rotation. An unnamed source, who allegedly spoke to MSNBC, apparently said “the only thing worse for a star like Paula to not have her video on TV is to have it actually rejected by MTV.”
Well, we're flattered. The truth is, the department that makes such decisions here at MTV hasn’t even seen the clip – no one has submitted the video for airplay consideration. But they’ll be getting their first glimpse of the video on Monday, according to the scuttlebutt inside the building.