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News Archive: December 2006
Clay Aiken Snubs Singing Competition Winner
Gossip TMZ reports Clay Aiken's diva-like behavior has got Joshua Willard, who won a North Carolina singing competition to perform with the 'American Idol' season two runner-up upset. Aiken is being accused of booting the 15-year-old boy off of a concert line-up simply because he wasn't festive enough when choosing to sing Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition' with the Greensboro Symphony during Clay's Holiday concert on Saturday.

Lindsay Lohan Squashes Feud With Scott Storch
Gossip Spies tell The New York Post Lindsay Lohan showed up at Mansion in Miami at 3 a.m. on Thursday morning and sipped Coca-Colas with Scott Storch until 5 a.m., despite Storch's production of the Brandon Davis 'Firecrotch' track. "They met at the door with hugs," a source told the paper. When the pair left the club, the tipster added that "Storch even let Lohan drive his million-dollar Bugatti home." Lohan has already settled her beef with Davis himself, though things haven't gone so smooth with Brandon's pal Paris Hilton.

'Alpha Dog' Director Explains The Story Behind Justin's New Single
Gossip 'Alpha Dog' director Nick Cassavetes checked in with fans on the movie's forum at, with news on the film's star Justin Timberlake recording a new music video. "I had the pleasure of visiting the set of the music video, 'What Goes Around Comes Back Around'," he writes. "It stars Scarlett Johannson, Shawn Hatosy, and of course, Mr. T. There is even an appearance by the lovely Miss Wahlquist, and it is directed by the incomparable Sam Bayer. The stuff looked great. Should be fun to see."

Mariah Takes on Porn Star has posted a copy of the legal filing Mariah's company, Automatic Princess Holdings, has filed against adult entertainment star Mary Carey.

After threatening legal action to protect her valuable name from an encroaching porn star, Mariah Carey yesterday filed a formal opposition to the bid by actress (and former California gubernatorial candidate) Mary Carey to trademark her stage name. In a notice filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the pop singer's company, Automatic Princess Holdings, argues that Mary Carey's bid to trademark her name for use in adult films, DVDs, cassettes, computer programs, and other commercial endeavors is likely to result in confusion for the consumer.

The public, Mariah Carey contends, is "likely to mistakenly associate the goods offered" by Mary Carey--whose real name is Mary Cook--with the performer's "goods and services." The December 27 notice of opposition, a copy of which you'll find below, requests that Mary Carey's trademark attempt be rejected by USPTO officials.

Mary Carey, 26, has appeared in films like "Hot Showers 6" and "Lesbian Big Boob Bangeroo 2," and received 11,000 votes in her 2003 election won by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mariah Carey, 36, is, as her filing notes, "a world-famous singer, musical performer, and celebrity." She also appeared in the 2001 film "Glitter."

To see the 7-page legal report, click here. For more for information on Carey's new album and her big 2007 plans, visit the Wild in 2006 Awards page.

Diddy's A Daddy — Again (And Again!)
The Bad Boy impresario and his longtime girlfriend, Kim Porter, welcomed twin baby girls into the world Thursday morning (December 21) at an undisclosed hospital in New York, his publicist confirmed to MTV News.

The children are Diddy and Porter's second and third together; their son, Christian, is 8 years old. Porter gave birth at approximately 7:56 a.m. to the first child, D'Lila Star Combs, who weighed 5 pounds. Jessie James Combs, weighing in at 5 pounds, 4 ounces, followed just two minutes later. The children were named after "two people who had an enormous influence on both Kim and Sean's lives," Diddy's rep, Robert Zimmerman said in a statement: Porter's grandmother, Lila Star, and Diddy's grandmother, Jessie Smalls.

'Alpha Dog' A Natural Role For Justin Timberlake
Multimedia Justin Timberlake tells 'Extra' that he took no classes and got no coaching for his role as one of Jesse James Hollywood's friends in the new film 'Alpha Dog'. "I took class when I was really young, and so I just used that as much as possible," he explained. "For me, it seems more natural." Read more and watch the interview here. Click here to see where Justin Timberlake landed on our Best Acts of 2006 list!

American Idol Gets Some Competition!
Reports claim 'American Idol' may go head to head with ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars', though Simon Cowell tells 'Extra' he's not worried about the potential competition. "That's going to be interesting," he said. "Because I think we haven't had any competition. Now we've got some competition. I think it makes you work hard. I like it."

Merry Christmas! wishes you a very Merry Christmas.

Wild in 2006 Awards
In case you did not see the large flashing purple advertisement to the right, the Wild in 2006 Awards have been revealed! Categories include:
- Biggest Video Hits
- Biggest Radio Hits
- Biggest Internet Hits
- Biggest Movies of 2006
- Best Acts of 2006
- Who to look out for in 2007!

Britney's "Hate" Song has heard reports (not confirmed) that Britney Spears will premiere a new song called "Hate" when she hosts a New Years Eve Party at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas on December 31st. The recently recorded track is not intended to be the title track off her upcoming album. More for information on Spears' new album, visit the Wild in 2006 Awards page.

New Interview
Check out a new interview with Karen DeBiasse!

Britney Get's a Tat!
First she hung with Paris Hilton. Next came the public, no-panty incidents. Last weekend Britney was reportedly dancing on a burlesque bar and now that she has continued on her wild streak by getting a new tattoo!

Tuesday night in Studio City, Brit was joined by little sister Jamie Lynn and an unidentified friend who watched as a star was inked on Britney's right hand. Dressed in a furry, winter coat, the singer turned up at Devil Doll Tattoo & Body Piercing around 10 PM to have the item put on.

A painful area to have tattooed, Britney now joins the company of Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, rocker Dave Navarro and REM's Michael Stipe, all of which bear ink on that particular body part.

Mr. Potter will Return...
Now we can all have a truly happy holiday season, as the title has been released for the 7th Harry Potter book! The title, as J.K Rowling states, is "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

No publication date or other details were offered. Rowling is still working on the book, she explained on her Web site in an entry posted early Thursday.

"I'm now writing scenes that have been planned, in some cases, for a dozen years or even more," she wrote. "I don't think anyone who has not been in a similar situation can possibly know how this feels: I am alternately elated and overwrought. I both want, and don't want, to finish this book (don't worry, I will.)"

Rare Justin Timberlake Track! Holla!
In anticipation of JT's 2007 world tour, there are streams posted to the right of a live version of "Like I Love You" recorded in England in 2006.

American Idol Ruben Studdard heads to Hawaii
American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will celebrate the New Year’s Eve in Hawaii to appear in a free concert called "Gospel Goes Classic," being put on by Word of Life. Members of the Honolulu Symphony are also expected to play as well as other special guests. Ruben recently released his newest album The Return which reached #3 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #8 on the Billboard Top 200 albums. His hit single “Change Me” was the #1 most added song at Urban Radio in it’s first week. With the help of hot R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and renowned producer Scott Storch, The Return was one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year.

Billboard Award Winner, Three Days Grace to Tour!
Jive Records recording artists Three Days Grace will be touring the U.S. starting mid January in support of the album ONE-X. As they did on their 2006 summer/fall “Three Days To Change” tour, Three Days Grace will once again embark on a series of special performances at rehab centers, detention centers and shelters where lead singer Adam Gontier spreads his message of hope thru his personal story of overcoming addiction.

Earlier this month at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Three Days Grace walked away with an award for “Rock Single of the Year” for the single "Animal I Have Become." Billboard Music Award winners are determined by performance on Billboard's weekly charts.

Bette Midler Blasts Britney, Paris & Lindsay
Bette Midler spoke with 'Extra' about her new holiday album 'Cool Yule', where the veteran singer/actress was asked if she's been naughty or nice this year. "I have been Miss Prim and Proper," she insisted. "I've been the other side of these wild and woolly sluts that we are seeing around our lives these days. I'm wearing underwear. I'm wearing a lot of underwear. In fact, I'm wearing all the underwear that those girls are not wearing, at least two bras and several pairs of panties, plus some panty hose." Asked what she had to say to Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan for their pantiless exploits, Midler said, "Girls, get a life, get a grip. I mean, someone should sit those ladies down." Read more and watch video here.

Mariah Carey Battles Porn Star Over Stage Name
Reuters reports Mariah Carey is trying to block porn star-turned politician Mary Carey from trademarking her similar-sounding stage name, saying that fans could get the two performers confused. "This is a technical procedure to stop a trademark registration. Mariah Carey has no affiliation with Mary Carey," said Mariah Carey's spokeswoman, Leslie Sloane-Zelnik.

12.8.06 Featured Artist Earns Grammy  Nomination!
One of 2006’s key breakthrough artists, Virgin Records singer/songwriter KT Tunstall, is a first-time nominee in the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. Tunstall’s first American single, “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree,” was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. 

The 2006 final Grammy nominations were announced today in Los Angeles by a group of Tunstall’s fellow nominees including Mary J. Blige, James Blunt, Rascal Flatts, and Justin Timberlake.  Other nominees in the category include Christina Aguilera, Pink, Cheryl Crow, and Natasha Bedingfield. Awards ceremonies will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 11, 2007, and televised on CBS.

Tunstall’s Virgin Records debut album, Eye To The Telescope, has been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of over 1 million copies.

Check out the interview with KT Tunstall here!

Grammy Award Nominations Announced
Mary J. Blige received eight GRAMMY award nominations Thursday, December 7 when the nominations for the 49th annual GRAMMY Awards were announced by The Recording Academy.

Blige, who received nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, and well as five nominations in the R&B field, leads the pack of nominees, which includes Gnarls Barkley, John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dixie Chicks, and Justin Timberlake.

Album of the Year nominees are Taking The Long Way (Dixie Chicks); St. Elsewhere (Gnarls Barkley); Continuum (John Mayer); Stadium Arcadium (Red Hot Chili Peppers); and FutureSex/LoveSounds (Justin Timberlake).

Blige’s “Be Without You” is joined by James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful,” the Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready to Make Nice,” Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy,” and Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Put Your Records On” in the Record of the Year race.

Blunt and Rae will battle Chris Brown, Imogen Heap, and Carrie Underwood for Best New Artist.

Win Stacie Oricco's CD/DVD
It's been far too long since our last contest. We missed giving you things oh-so badly! So what's the buzz? The buzz is all around Stacie Orrico's new CD! And you can win it by clicking here. Holla!

New Interview with Nicole!
Universal Music Group artist Nicole has been interviewed by! Check out the interview here.

RBD Streams
New RBD streams have been posted on the Introducing page. RBD's album, Rebels, is hitting stores December 19th.  Check out an exclusive sizzle reel from RBD here!

Madonna And Guy See Marital Therapist
The People reports Madonna and Guy Ritchie have turned to top British marital therapist Tricia Barnes in a desperate attempt to save their stormy marriage. "The marriage is near rock-bottom," a source close to the couple told the tab. "They've been putting on a united front in public but behind closed doors their marriage has come under strain. The publicity surrounding the adoption has created a difficult atmosphere in their London home. But they are determined to make the marriage work and after a long heart-to-heart they both decided to seek the help of a marriage guidance specialist."

Britney Spears Celebrates Her B'Day!
Photos Britney Spears celebrated her 25 birthday in style at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills on Saturday (December 2). Check out pictures from Flynet and X17.

New Interviews Posted!
Check out The Pink Spiders and Carol Plunk.

Jessica Simpson Filming 'Blonde Ambition'
Photos Jessica Simpson was photographed on set of 'Blonde Ambition'. Check out pictures from Splash and TMZ.