We Heard What?

2007-09-28 10:31
Saint Elton John
Sir Elton John wants to help Britney Spears turn her life around. Elton has successfully battled drink and drug addictions in the past and is concerned about Britney’s recent wild behaviour. He’s shown his support by offering her a private place to stay away from the paparazzi that keep hounding her. Especially since she’s been recently ordered by a court to take weekly drug tests twice, to prove she’s a fit mother to her children. It is not the first time Elton has offered his support to a fellow star. In 1997, the 60-year-old musician and his partner David Furnish “kidnapped” Robbie Williams to take him to rehab after the “Angels” singer binged on heroin, cocaine and ecstasy. Elton also offered troubled “Rehab” star Amy Winehouse the use of his spiralling mansion after her recent drug overdose.

Eau de Human
Diddy says the best perfume is the smell of "human". The rap superstar revealed at the New York launch of his new women's fragrance Unforgivable Woman, that he doesn't believe people should wear any bottled scents. When asked what the perfect perfume is, Diddy said: "Human! You shouldn't be showered in anything, a little of your own sweet-and-sour is the best mix." Then why launch a perfume if that’s your belief? Hayi ke, expose yourself Mr Diddy, after all it’s all about the Benjamins baby! The hip-hop mogul took over a Manhattan townhouse in the Upper East Side for the launch party. Star guests included soul legend Aretha Franklin, Jay-Z and his girlfriend Beyoncé Knowles. TV censors canned the ad for Unforgivable Woman as they found it too racy. In response, the rapper released an extended version of the film that shows him erotically kissing a woman in a stairwell. On the internet nogal!

Eau de Controversy
Courtney Love wants to launch her own perfume too, but is worried nobody wants to smell like her. The former Hole singer who battled drink and drug addiction, wants to lay to rest her rebellious image and reinvent herself before she brings out her signature scent. Courtney said: “These days stars make money by marketing their own clothes and fragrances but I've been reading a lot of books and attending a lot of marketing conferences before I go down that route. No one wants to smell like Eau de Controversy!” Courtney, the widow of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, has turned to Buddhist chanting, Pilates and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to help clean up her life. It’s about time girlfriend!

Mariah’s boob assistant
Mariah Carey has a personal assistant who is solely responsible for her breast tape. Yoh! It never ends with these divas! The 'Hero' singer attended the VH1 Save the Music Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala in New York last Thursday with an entourage of nine people, including a helper to ensure her ample boobs remain covered up at all times. As she made her way around the party her entourage marched in front, holding back other guests who included John Mayer and Jon Bon Jovi, shouting, “Get out of the way! Mariah's coming!” Well we’ve been waiting for her latest album for a while now!

JLO keeps it on the down low
Jennifer Lopez's mother can't comment on rumors her daughter is pregnant, because they rarely speak. Guadalupe Lopez claims she has been kept in the dark over reports the 38-year-old singer-and-actress is expecting her first child with husband Marc Anthony. She said: "I didn't hear about it. Everyone else knows more than I do. I don't talk to her very often. I don't see her often either.” Guadalupe added: “I am very busy here taking care of my sister and Jennifer is very busy doing what she does.” J.Lo who was reported to be 12 weeks pregnant last week, once credited her mother with turning her into a survivor, saying: "She made me believe I can do anything." But we highly doubt she played a part in your current behavior, Jenny from the block!

Tunstall not an idiot
KT Tunstall has branded Amy Winehouse a "f**ked up idiot". The Scottish-born singer has vowed not to follow in Amy's footsteps and become better known for her off stage antics than her music. KT said: "Amy Winehouse is immensely talented. And all I f**king read is how much she drinks and who she is married to.” The “Suddenly I See” singer also revealed she is shunning the rock-and-roll lifestyle because she values her friends more than money. She said: "I'm acutely aware that money can change you, and I don't want to change. I don't want new friends. I've got wicked friends. "I don't want to go through that process of becoming a rock star and then going, "S**t, I actually don't have much now apart from money." You go girl!

Worried Babes
The Sugababes are quite nervous about their new album. The girl group, Keisha Buchanan, Amelle Berrabah and Heidi Range are convinced their upcoming LP, Change, could make or break them. The group's last remaining original member; Keisha said: "We're just going day by day really. We obviously had a lot to prove with the departure of Mutya and Amelle coming in, some people did say a few negative things so we are very, very nervous." Despite her nerves, Amelle insists she is extremely proud of the new record, due out on October 8. She said: "I'm really nervous as it's the first album the girls have made with me from scratch. But I'm really proud of what we have done. We've written a hell of a lot on this album, and I've got a lot off my chest”. Then there’s no need to worry babes!

Gladys to give Mzansi a Knight to remember
R&B and Soul Diva Gladys Knight is going to be performing in South Africa. The seven-time Grammy winner will perform live at the Coca Cola Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg on October 26th, at the Sun City Super bowl on the 27th October, The ICC in Durban on the 28th October and finally in Cape Town at the Grand West on the 30 and 31st October. So ladies and gentleman get ready to get down to some good old school R&B jams!

Idols pastor goes back to church
Pastor Richard Mtshweni shocked fans and judges in the Idols contest by withdrawing from the competition’s top 12 finalists. The 23-year-old man of God said he can’t be singing “hallelujah” on Sundays and then “I will make love to you” by Boys to Men. It’s reported that Mtshweni said by staying in the competition he would have had to compromise on a lot of things. Mara this man, why did he enter in the first place? After all, the name Idols speaks for itself and doesn’t the bible make a reference to not idolizing anyone but God. So why would a pastor go and enter a Pop Idol competition just beats most of us! In response to that Mtshweni said: “I did not know that I would be required to sing some of the songs they prescribe”. Eish, no comment!

-Gugu Mkhabela
Sourced: BangShowbiz; City Press; Times

In this week’s We Heard WHAT?: Sir Elton John rescues drug addicts, Courtney Love’s fragrance, Mariah Carey’s boob job, JLo on the down low and Idols pastor goes back to church.

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