Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Here’s That Chocolate Rain Cover Everyone’s Talking About

This thing’s gone viral in a big way. And, for the first thirty seconds or so, it’s hard to understand why. But you keep watching, and the damn thing grows on you. You can’t pull yourself away. It’s YouTube crack.

The kid singing the John Mayer cover (God, John Mayer must be fucking loving this), is Tay Zonday, a 25-year-old from Minneapolis who many are heralding as YouTube’s first music star. Personally, I think this is a viral flash in the pan, and not indicative of a lasting music career, but who knows? Enjoy.


Ha! And here’s John Mayer, doing a version of Chocolate Rain to the tune of Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right.” I hate that I always love him.

Christopher Meloni Just Because (and Happy Birthday Alex!)

Christopher Meloni Celebrates Hamptons Magazine Cover

It’s not every day a photo of Law & Order star Chris Meloni comes across the wire, and it’s not every day my very best friend, and the most loyal L&O fan I know, turns 25. So here’s Chris “Hottie” Meloni, and happy birthday, Alejita!

Our very own Evil T also once had a very special connection with Mr. Meloni, but we won’t get into that here. Feel free to speculate. In the comments or just among yourselves. But she stays anonymous around here for good reason.

Plus, and perhaps most importantly, his wife’s really not that hot, and I totally think I could score him. Just saying.

chris_meloni2.jpg Christopher Meloni and Wife Sherman at Celebration for Hamptons Magazine Cover

Hey, Look, It’s Kieran and Rory Culkin!

Kieran and Rory Culkin at the NYC Premiere of Delirious, Starring Steve Buscemi, Pictures and Photos

I have no idea why I care. I hate that I still care about anything Culkin, but there’s an 8-year-old inside me who still wants to slap my hands against my face and scream every once in awhile. I have to believe that small child still lives inside some of you, too, and the excitement of seeing the two younger Culkin boys exists for people other than me. Kieran had a small role as one of the brothers in Home Alone, and has a couple of films coming out in the next year. Rory’s been working steadily in guest roles and small films, all of which is more than can be said for Mac, whose last major film role was in 2004′s Saved! When you’re cast in the same film as such theatrical powerhouses as Mandy Moore and that weird-looking Susan Saranden daughter, it may be time to throw in the towel. But, hey, he’s banging Mila Kunis every night and you’re not.

The two brothers showed up for the NYC premiere of the Steve Buscemi indie flick, Delirious. Kieran’s in the brown, Rory’s in the white.

Kieran Culkin at the NYC Premiere of Delirious, Starring Steve Buscemi, Pictures and Photos Kieran and Rory Culkin at the NYC Premiere of Delirious, Starring Steve Buscemi, Pictures and Photos

The Links

Either there was a sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion, or that’s just what Kendra Wilkinson thinks you call it when Hef puts it in her ass. [Ninja Dude]

Amanda Bynes launches what is sure to be the most saccharine, boring clothing line ever. [Glitterati]

Whitney Houston: crack is back. [Celebrity Smack]

Jesus Christ, that cannot be Matthew McConaughey’s flaccid penis. [Agent Bedhead]

Keith Richards is like, “You misunderstood. I did snort my father’s ashes. But I did not cut them with cocaine. What, you think I’m some sort of a drug addict?” [Cele|bitchy]

Dude, if Amy Winehouse ends up going to rehab, someone better do a killer remix of that song. [Yeeeah!]

The full set of pics of Britney topless in the that jacuzzi. [Drunken Stepfather]

If Derek Jeter gave Jessica Alba herpes, that means Jessica Biel probably has it, too, which means Justin Timberlake does, and oh! This could be so much fun! [Gabby Babble]

Ha! In fact, Holy Candy’s drawn up the entire Hollywood Herpes tree, courtesy of Derek Jeter. I’d try to do the same thing for Paris Hilton, but my hosting service has a memory limit. [Holy Candy]

It’s Nice When Your Perfume Ad Comes with a Disclaimer about Your On-Set Behavior

Britney Spears Believe National Print Ad

Britney Spears, who is learning the hard way that when your whole life is videotaped and broadcast internationally, a hit and run gets a little more complicated, just released the print ad for her new perfume from Elizabeth Arden. What’s special about this particular ad is that Elizabeth Arden felt it necessary to issue a little disclaimer along with the ad. Straight from my inbox:

We recently shot Britney Spears for the print campaign for her new fragrance Britney Spears Believe, in Santa Monica. It is true that Britney did leave the set; however, she returned after a brief time. Cayli was the wardrobe assistant on the shoot. We used her as a stand in so that we could set up the lighting while Britney was off the set. When Britney returned, we shot the national print ad with her. The only person in the national print ad for Britney’s Believe fragrance is Britney Spears.

So there you have it, people. What you see on that page is totally based on the image of Britney Spears and Britney Spears alone. Plus a whole lot of Photoshop.