Vanessa Laker Meets LMFAO: The interview!

Their songs are permanent fixtures on the dancefloors and in the music charts, and with their flamboyant attire, LMFAO could give easily Lady GaGa a run for her money in the style stakes. Following in the musical footsteps of their father and grandfather – Motown founder, Berry Gordy – Redfoo and SkyBlu are spreading their ‘Party Rock’ sound across the globe…

MTV’s Vanessa Laker recently caught up with the Grammy-winning electro rappers to talk wild parties, knocking Jennifer Lopez off the top spot and to find out if they really are just as crazy in real life…

Vanessa: Hi guys! So what craziness have you been getting up to whilst in London?

Redfoo: Every night has been insanely crazy.

SkyBlu: KER-RAY-ZY!

Redfoo: Last night was probably actually the most craziest night ever, and that’s saying a lot. I mean, we’ve been busy as hell – we’ve done a bunch of interviews and a few TV shows, and then we did a few live shows – but we did a show at the Cirque Du Soleil, which was bananas.

Vanessa: Cirque Du Soleil is a pretty cool place to do a live show…

Redfoo: It really is. That show got wild! I mean, it was just non-stop shenanigans.

SkyBlu: Yeah, sometimes it gets pretty wild. I stage dived on a table full of bottles and cut my finger. I needed stitches and everything, but it’s all good.

Vanessa: So you guys go pretty hard then when you’re performing?

SkyBlu: We go hard all day, every day.

Vanessa: Cool. So, Laugh My F*%cking A*s Off. That’s an interesting name. How did you guys come up with that as your official group name?

SkyBlu: Grandma did.

Redfoo: Yep, straight up.

SkyBlu: Well, actually, she didn’t do it, someone in the family did. They just described us.

Redfoo: No, grandma gave us the name in a cheque and posted it to us.

SkyBlu: Oh yeah! Grandma’s amazing like that.

Vanessa: How did your nicknames, Redfoo and SkyBlu, come about?

Redfoo: You know how a lot of people choose their names? Well, our names chose us. There’s this thing where names get together and they draw out of a hat. Apparently, Redfoo came out as a little figurine of me and said, ‘POW!’ That’s the guys name I’m going to be.

TWU: Interesting! What about you, SkyBlu?

SkyBlu: Well, my mother was in the air force and she was giving birth on a cargo plane and BAM! Out in the blue sky, came SkyBlu. Straight up! Just like a balloon in the sky.

Vanessa: That’s a very unique story. Speaking of unique, you guys have a very unique sense of style. Have you always been such flamboyant characters?

Redfoo: We grew up in a playful environment, in a surfing community. It’s called the Pacific Palace, which is where they used to tape Baywatch. You know, we’ve always been mucking around and were introduced to the bright lights at a really young age – hence the bright purple trousers that I’m wearing today.

SkyBlu: Shout out to Eddie Murphy.

Vanessa: You guys are clearly quite out there. What’s the craziest thing that’s happened whilst touring on the road?

SkyBlu: So many crazy things happen. Fire extinguishers. We went to [London club] Jalouse the other night and I took the fire extinguisher and just sprayed it like everywhere. It will be on YouTube soon.

Redfoo: He just does stuff like that and once he’s full up on Red Bull, you just can’t stop him. It’s all just crazy.

Vanessa: The staff must have been pretty peeved off that night (laughs). OK, let’s talk music. Your single, ‘Party Rock Anthem’, recently topped the UK charts. What was that feeling like?

SkyBlu: It felt amazing! It was one of the most amazing feelings.

Redfoo: It’s a dream come true. It’s a fantasy come true. It’s more than just a dream, it’s an actual fantasy. You know, it’s like you work so hard to achieve what you’ve always dreamed about and now you gotta work on the struggle. We gotta keep on doing what we’re doing to maintain the dream.

Vanessa: And you guys knocked Jennifer Lopez off the top spot. That must have made the number one even more victorious?

Redfoo: It was actually better when we were behind her, at number two.

SkyBlu: Being behind J-Lo is a fun position.

Redfoo: It’s a very fun position to be in, coming up right behind her, and then BAM! You’re on top. It was like number one for four weeks. We hit that.

SkyBlu: We hit that spot, because we’re G’s!

Redfoo: Yeah, baby!

Vanessa: Now, your 2008 debut single, ‘I’m In Miami B*tch!’, became a full blown anthem – and it still is today. Did you envision it would be so huge when recording it?

Redfoo: Everything we do is a dream, it’s a vision. But when we made that track, it was an experiment. Did Alexander Graham Bell think that when he made the telephone that it was gonna be that huge? So in that retrospect, I don’t think we knew it was going to be a ‘party anthem’ – a crazy thing to get the party started. It was more for us, to go to Miami and have a song that was relevant. We made it for the travellers. It’s a traveller’s song. It’s for wherever you’re at and not where you’re from. It’s where you’re at. Right now, we’re in London, so I’ll say, ‘I’m in London B*tch!’

Vanessa: Your new album, ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’, is out soon. Tell us a bit about that…

Redfoo: It’s out on July 18. It’s a very experimental album. The ingredients were made, the experiment was done. It’s a fun album that you can really rock out to and just have a good time to. The invention is there.

Vanessa: And why did you call it ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’? What are you apologising for?

SkyBlu: For the never-ending party. It goes on and on and just NEVER stops.

Vanessa: Your new single – which features Brit singer, Natalia Kills – is titled ‘Champagne Showers’. Do you have many champagne showers?

SkyBlu: For sure! Life is one big party.

Vanessa: I hear you also have your hands in the fashion industry. Tell us a bit about your Party Rock clothing line…

Redfoo: Party Rock Clothing is every bit of passion. I wanted to dress from head to toe in something that I made: shoes, underwear and everything else. It’s a fun and fresh line.

Vanessa: And you also have a social networking site, right?

Redfoo: Yep! Party Rock People was an accessory for the fans, to show them that we’re part of the people, too. You know, it could have just been a Facebook group, but nah, you can’t control it the way you need to.

Vanessa: And if you guys weren’t making music or weren’t involved in the entertainment industry, what would you be doing?

SkyBlu: Making love for money.

Vanessa: Kind of like a male gigolo?

SkyBlu: A male gigolo!

Redfoo: You have to do what you love to do and making love, that’s a passion of ours.

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Kate Middleton Goes To Tesco’s!

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Proving that she’s still a normal girl at heart, despite marrying a Prince, Kate Middleton recently took a shopping trip to Tesco’s. Dressed down in a pair of jeans and flat pumps, the Duchess even pushed her own trolley, proving that she’s just like the rest of us (well, kind of).

You know what they say? Every little helps…

Beyonce Talks Love & Jay-Z With Piers Morgan!

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The notoriously private Beyonce gave a candid interview with Piers Morgan, where she opened up about love, Jay-Z, having babies and turning 30. The superstar singer, who gave an epic performance at Glastonbury on Sunday, followed by and equally smashing performance in London last night, revealed that both her and Jay want to avoid any scandal and be known purely for their music, instead of their relationship. When asked about her relationship with the rap icon, she admitted: “Jay and I have kind of made a decision that we want to be known for our music and not our relationships or scandals.

“We’ve been together for a very long time and I’m very happy,” she said. “Love is the foundation of everything I do.

“My music is inspired by love – from my family, my husband, my sisters. It gives me the security and confidence that you see on the stage.”

Watch the FULL interview below:

BET Awards 2011: Pictures + Full Winners List!

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Here in the UK we were all caught up with Beyonce fever last night as she tore down Glastonbury, but over in the States yesterday was all about the BET Awards and the night belonged to Chris Brown, who picked up the five gongs, including the coveted honour of Viewers’ Choice. The R&B star also collected the awards for Best Male R&B Artist, FANdemonium, Best Collaboration and Video Of The Year at the Los Angeles ceromony.

Below are pictures from the red carpet and the full winners list:

BET Awards 2011 – winners list:

Video of the Year: Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – ‘Look at Me Now’
Video Director of the Year: Chris Robinson
Best Female R&B Artist: Jennifer Hudson
Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kanye West
Best Collaboration: Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – ‘Look at Me Now’
Best New Artist: Wiz Khalifa
Best Group: Diddy-Dirty Money
Viewers’ Choice: Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – ‘Look at Me Now’
Best Gospel Artist: Mary Mary
YoungStars Award: Willow Smith and Jaden Smith
Centric Award: Marsha Ambrosius
Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor: Idris Elba
Best Movie: ‘For Coloured Girls’
Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year: Michael Vick
Best International Act: Africa: 2face Idibia (Nigeria) and D’banj (Nigeria)
Best International Act: United Kingdom: Tinie Tempah
FANdemonium Award: Chris Brown
Lifetime Achievement Award: Patti LaBelle
Humanitarian Award: Steve Harvey

Christina Aguilera Talks Cheating & Takes A Dig At Lady Gaga!

Christina Aguilera strips off to her birthday suit in the latest issue of W Magazine, and the feisty singer is just as bold during the interview.

The star of hit music reality show ‘The Voice’ opens up about infidelity in her fallen marriage, speaks on her flop film “Burlesque” and refuses to even acknowledge pop rival Lady Gaga.

Check out a few excerpts from her W Magazine interview below:

Christina Aguilera on Lady Gaga: “Oh, the newcomer?” Aguilera told reporters when asked about Gaga. “This person was just brought to my attention not too long ago. I’m not quite sure who this person is, to be honest. I don’t know if it is a man or a woman.”

Christina Aguilera On Her and Her Husband’s Rumored Affairs: “At one time or another,” ­Aguilera told me, hinting at affairs on both sides, “we were both not angels. It got to a point where our life at home was reminding me of my own childhood. I will not have my son grow up in a tension-­filled home. I knew there would be a negative reaction in the press to my divorce, but I am not ­going to live my life because of something someone might say. That goes against everything I sing on my records. I have to be myself.”

Christina Aguilera On Burlesque’s Flopping and Her Transformation: “I was sad, but I’m still glad that I did the movie,” she said. “During production, I was going through a lot of self-discovery. As a quote-unquote pop star, you have your entourage with you at all times. When you enter and leave a place, backstage, even at home— you always have your team. On the movie set, I didn’t have anyone around me. And it felt good. When I first met my husband, I needed that ­helping hand to take the reins and look after me. After the movie, I grew out of being that little girl: I became more of an adult.”

Lily Allen Marries Sam Cooper & Announces Pregnancy!

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Lily Allen wed decorator and businessman Sam Cooper on Saturday and getting hitched isn’t the only thing that Lily had to celebrated. During the nuptials, which was held at St. James the Great Church in Gloucestershire, the blushing groom revealed that the Smile singer is four months pregnant with the couples first child.

The newlyweds have been dating since summer of 2009 and in late 2010, the 26-year-old suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage. But the tragedy only made the couple stronger and in December of that year, Sam proposed to Lily while vacationing in Indonesia.

Lily looked radiant in a lace sleeve dress by Paris-based designer Delphine Manivet and the pair will celebrate their honeymoon in Glastonbury (where they met in 2009). Aww very romantic and yet so rock n roll.

A double congratulations to Lily and Sam.

Lily Allen at her wedding (Pic:Rex)

Lily Allen at her wedding (Pic:Rex)

Lily Allen at her wedding (Pic:Rex)

Ryan Giggs Has ‘Eight-Year Affair With Brother’s Wife’

Move over Tiger Woods and Arnold Schwarzenegger, I think Ryan Giggs has officially taken your crown, as it’s being reported the Manchester United legend has allegedly had an eight-year relationship with his brother Rhodri’s wife.

The Welsh footballer is said to have first met Natasha at a Manchester nightclub in 2003, when his wife Stacey was pregnant with their first child. The relationship is said to have ended a few months later, when Natasha started dating Ryan’s brother Rhodri. But in late autumn of 2004 the pair rekindled their love and embarked on a seven month fling behind Ryan’s brothers back, reports the The News Of The World.

Over the years the pair are said to have met up on many different occasions and kept the affair going for eight years. The tabloid is sensetaionally claiming that the pair even met up the day after Ryan’s second child was born in October 2006 and again in April 2010, shortly before Natasha’s Las Vegas wedding to Rhodri.

Family man: Ryan Giggs pictured with his wife, and mother of his two children, Stacey, last month on the red carpet

She apparently told a friend:

“I knew it was wrong. It’s the worst possible betrayal. I tried to end it but my relationship with Ryan was like an addiction. Anything he said, I did. If he wanted me to drop everything to meet him, I would. I just couldn’t say no.

“He instigated it all. It was all on his terms. There were constant calls, constant texts, constant meetings. But Ryan was never romantic with me. He never told me he loved me. It was all about sex.”

They reportedly last saw each other on April 9 this year and apprently this bombshell is considered as “Manchester’s worst-kept secret”.

Oh Giggsy, I don’t think you’re going to be able to publicly overcome this one. I wonder if he’ll be back at Old Trafford next season…

Cheryl Cole To Return To X-Factor USA?

After all the drama and hoopla that came with her sacking, there’s now been a huge u-turn, as Cheryl Colehas  reportedly been re-hired as a judge on X-Factor USA.

Since firing the Brit singer, Fox Network – and Simon Cowell in particular, have been under huge criticism for their harsh handling of the Girls Aloud Star.

Cheryl is expected to rejoin filming on Wednesday, when auditions begin again in New Jersey, reports The News Of The WorldNicole Scherzinger, who had dramatically been gifted Cheryl’s job, will now take her original post, as co-host with Welsh hunk Steve Jones.

Back in the line-up? Cole with X Factor USA judges Antonio 'L.A.' Reid, Paula Abdul and Cowell and co-hosts Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger

An X-Factor insider tells the tabloid, it was Simon who persuaded Fox execs to give the Geordie beauty another chance.

“This is the biggest surprise of the lot – Cheryl is back. Who could possibly have predicted this – it appeared that Simon had dumped Cheryl for good?

“But behind the scenes Simon has been wooing Cheryl. And key executives at Fox all realised they had made a big mistake. They have been watching the tapes of her at the American auditions and realising that she could be a huge star over there.”

Well well well (in JME voice), Nicole Scherzinger must be pissed…

Cheryl Cole Sacked From US X-Factor & Replaced By Nicole Scherzinger!

Cheryl Cole has been dramatically sacked as a judge on the US X-Factor and swiftly replaced by ex Pussycat Doll singer, Nicole  Scherzinger.

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When Cheryl was officially announced as a Judge on the US X-Factor, many of us gasped in shock. ‘How an earth could Cheryl Cole sit alongside the likes of L.A. Reid and judge up-and-coming American talent on their singing?’ It was all quite bizarre.

It was also a well known fact that bosses at the Fox network weren’t keen on appointing the Girls Aloud star, but Simon Cowell bent over backwards to (reluctantly) persuade them to hire his 27-year-old British protégé.

They had feared her Geordie accent may be hard for Yanks to understand and the fact she’s practically unknown Stateside was a big gamble and had execs worried that US audiences wouldn’t warm to her. But despite all the obvious risks, they gave her the benefit of the doubt and offered her the job – but only with the condition they could fire her at any given opportunity. And they did.

 

Yesterday it was claimed Cheryl got the boot because of her accent and “lack of chemistry” with fellow female judge Paula Abdul. But that sounds like a cover up, because they knew what her accent was like before they hired her. But the lack of chemistry part sounds spot on.

Nicole had been set to co-host the show, which airs in September, with former T4 host, Steve Jones, but the 32-year-old singer will now take Cheryl’s seat and sit alongside Simon, Paula and L.A. Reid on the judge’s panel.

If Twitter is anything to go by, many people are relieved about this news, but two people who will be nervous by these latest developments are Tulisa and Kelly Rowland. Because TV bosses now apparently want Cheryl to return to her old job on the UK version. And if Cheryl does comes back, Kelly or Tulisa will be out. Damn! All this drama and the show hasn’t even started yet.

They shouldn’t have hired Cheryl in the first place, because it was so obvious to everyone – apart from Simon – that she wasn’t right for the US role, but firing her like that is so harsh and humiliating. But hey, there’s too much money invested in the show for them to risk it on Chezza, so they gotta do what they gotta.

Now we just have to wait and see how the UK judging panel turns out…