Hot Press: Amy Winehouse Issues Challenge To Alicia Keys, Lisa Raye Kicked Out Of the "Playboy" Mansion, Solange Disowns Beyonce
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008 12:00AM
Written By SOHH Soul Rebel
Hot off the press this week Amy Winehouse takes on Alicia Keys over the James Bond song, Lisa Raye gets booted off the island, Solange drops her sister act with Beyoncé and Barack Obama enlists Joss Stone.
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Attack of the Beehive
Apparently Amy Winehouse is miffed that she got passed over for Alicia Keys and Jack White to record the theme for the next James Bond film Quantum of Solace. The UK singer spoke of the moviemakers decision to Britain's New Magazine:
"I do think they could have waited a bit. If they want a worldwide hit I have them all up here," Winehouse said, pointing to her beehive. "I guess they are going for clean-cut and boring. When I do release mine and I am tempted to do it on the same day - this would be the bigger hit. If they change their minds I'm waiting!"
Rebel Talking… Don't hold your breath Wino!
Diamonds Aren't Forever
A week after publicists linked her husband to "106 & Park" hostess Rocsi, LisaRaye and T&C Premier are officially on the outs.
Yesterday Page Six reported the "All of Us" starlet was looking to work things out:
"It's not that she would miss him, she would miss her position," Page Six sources said. "She's grown accustomed to the lifestyle - the gifts, the cars, the status."
But Premier Michael Misick dropped a bomb today by issuing this statement:
"I am announcing that I am separated from LisaRaye McCoy-Misick. I am committed to dissolving the marriage amicably.
I believe that this is a private matter and will have no further comments. I hope that our privacy will be respected"
Rebel Talking: This reminds me of that crazy scene in Player's Club, when Diamond (Lisa Raye) caught her man with her slutty cousin. Obviously Rocsi is playing the role of the slutty cousin here.
Being Beyoncé's little sister ain't all it's cracked up to be, because Solange admitted in a recent Playlist interview that she's gotten so sick of questions about her sister that she gets a little funky when the topic comes up.
"I get asked about Beyoncé all the time but I try and make fun of it," Solo told the publication. "Sometimes I say she's not my sister. Other times I say I've stuffed her in my suitcase and sent it to Dubai. I have to have fun with it or I'll turn into Britney – shave my head and go totally crazy."
Solange also admitted to feeling "awkward" in the spotlight:
"I get a lot of wrinkled noses because of how outspoken I am," adding, "Probably not in the UK, because women here tend to be pretty frank and have a dry sense of humor, but back home for some reason they're scared of me and think I'm a little nutty."
Rebel Talking… At least she knows we think she's crazy. Her non-sister probably has no idea. It might actually be nice to see Solange and Beyoncé sport Britney's bald look once in awhile. Their scalps could probably use a rest from the two tons of weave they usually pile on.
F*cking For Votes
Ludacris may not be getting any love from Obama after taking some jabs at Hillary Clinton and John McCain in his song "Politics As Usual," but the Illinois Senator is showing plenty of appreciation toward Dallas Austin's favorite Brit chick Joss Stone, who has reportedly been asked by Barack himself to write a song backing his presidential bid. The UK born singer is said to be in the studio now prepping Obama's new theme.
"Joss is a big supporter of Barack Obama and was very excited to be asked to do this for him," a source said, adding, "He sent a personal message asking her to get on board. He has always admired her music and thinks she is the perfect choice because of her unique appeal to black and white voters. She believes he is going to be the first black American president and she is honored to be a part of that."
Meanwhile Obama and McCain both turned in their top ten playlists for the current issue of Blender magazine.
BARACK OBAMA's List
1. Ready or Not Fugees
2. What's Going On Marvin Gaye
3. I'm On Fire Bruce Spingsteen
4. Gimme Shelter Rolling Stones
5. Sinnerman Nina Simone
6. Touch the Sky Kanye West
7. You'd Be So Easy to Love Frank Sinatra
8. Think Aretha Franklin
9. City of Blinding Lights U2
10. Yes We Can will.i.am
JOHN McCAIN's List
1. Dancing Queen ABBA
2. Blue Bayou Roy Orbison
3. Take a Chance On Me ABBA
4. If We MakeIt Through December Merle Haggard
5. As Time Goes By Dooley Wilson
6. Good Vibrations The Beach Boys
7. What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
8. I've Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra
9. Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
10. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes The Platters
Rebel Talking… Clearly John McCain hasn't listened to the radio since his days in the POW camp.