ABC's phone operators must have gotten some serious overtime pay on Sunday and Monday, as 1,500 angry American Music Awards viewers called in to complain about Adam Lambert's controversial closing number. The bisexually-charged performance, which included simulated oral sex with both male and female dancers and a big, wet guy-on-guy kiss, has divided fans (and casual observers) down the middle, with some praising Adam for his bravery and willingness to "push the envelope" while others are dismissing the routine as nothing more than a lewd display put on for shock value.
Avril Lavigne splits with skater boy husband Deryck Whibley and "wants to move on." Visit YourTango's Celebrity Love for the story.
It looks like Demi Lovato and Trace Cyrus' romance is over before it even had a chance to bloom off-line. The two musicians have been keeping up a heavy stream of twitter flirts since May while Trace was on tour with Metro Station, but according to Hollywood Crush have quickly come to see the error of their ways.
I just celebrated my first birthday as a married woman. But instead of enjoying a romantic dinner with my husband, I was at sea with a long-lost crush who re-entered my life last year. My husband knows about him, and gave me his blessing to go with him on the three-day cruise to the Bahamas. He actually met the guy once, at a club on Canal Street six years ago. He's been supportive of this reunion, even when I came home giddy from a night out with him, or when I flew to Portland, Maine, in March for a spring rendezvous. My husband says he understands that this man was in my life long before the two of us met. He knows we have history. But more than anything, he didn't mind me sailing off into the sunset with the guy because we weren't alone. Far from it. Joe brought four of his buddies along on the cruise. And a bunch of other women. Two thousand of them, all just like me. The other man is Joe McIntyre, one of the New Kids on the Block. Yes, that pop group from the '80s. The boy band that begat Backstreet, 'N Sync, and the Jonas Brothers. But this is not a story about being a groupie. I am not a slut, a sad sack, or a stalker. And yet, the most obvious word for what I am—"fan"—doesn't seem to cut it. Fan doesn't encompass the way these five men have influenced my career, my ideas of love, and even my move to the United States.
The world lost a pop-culture icon on June 25. From his chubby-cheeked days leading Jackson 5 to his moonwalking, glove-wearing glory in the 1980s, Michael Jackson and his music will not soon be forgotten. His songs are the sort that take you back to the time and place where you first heard them. His music serves as an auditory reminder of whom and how you loved at the time. Out of his incredible collection, we've selected Michael's top love songs and lyrics to read, watch and remember.
The whole Salsa thing started with my wife's friend, Autumn. Autumn is a Salsa-dancing junkie. She Salsas the way most of us brush our teeth, which is to say, pretty frequently. Recently, Autumn got Tara all fired up about how much fun Salsa dancing is, how sexy it is. Soon, Tara wanted us to go, despite the fact that I cannot dance, that I do not understand dancing. Dancing, I am the title character in a short film called "White Man in Terrible, Self-Conscious Pain." My wife, by contrast, doesn't do self-consciousness. Which I admire, no end. Preferably from the couch, in my own house.
Heather Graham, star of The Hangover, revealed to the Mail on Sunday that she practices tantric sex and got into while filming The Guru in 2002. She says, "What most people know about tantric sex is that Sting does it and it lasts eight hours. But he's not having sex continually. You can take a bath, massage your partner, listen to music. The idea is that you let the whole thing build very slowly until finally you merge with your partner. It works for me."