Cee Lo Lay Low? Hell No!
The 2014 controversy over Cee Lo Green’s tweets about date rape do not seem to have hurt the “F— You” singer’s ability to attract female attention. Nightclubbers leaving Nikki Leonti & The Honest Cheaters’ performance at The Loft atop the W Hollywood Hotel on Oct. 11 watched a series of women approach Green as he sat Buddha-like on the steps leading up to the hotel’s lobby. Then again, his irresistibility may have had something to do with his companion: his male Yorkie Zu -- short for Harrison Zulander -- who was sporting a red No. 00 San Francisco 49ers jersey. In the span of just five minutes, five women approached Green, who was dressed in black and wearing sunglasses, to coo over his pet. It’s not the first time he was spotted there with the pooch. An Uber driver told Overheard that he had seen the singer -- whose new album, Heart Blanche, arrives in November -- at the W for the past three Sundays.
Pink: Call Me Alecia
Is Pink pulling a John Mellencamp? At the Oct. 8 Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala, the "Just Give Me A Reason" singer introduced herself onstage and at her table as "Alecia," which is her actual first name. (Mellencamp began his career as Johnny Cougar then began releasing albums as John "Cougar" Mellencamp and finally just John Mellencamp.) Pink, who came with her husband Carey Hart, performed her song "Beam Me Up" from The Truth About Love, and got some love from the track's co-writer Billy Mann, who's also an Autism Speaks national board member. "You are a great mom and a great family person, and it's my privilege that you are my friend. And I get to embarrass you, and I am loving this," Mann told a clearly uncomfortable Pink, who replied: "You are fired."
Chaz Bono has a singing voice that’s more Sonny than Cher, but he had the crowd cheering as he sang and danced his way through “Razzle Dazzle,” from the musical Chicago, at the Les Girls Cabaret benefit for the National Breast Cancer Coalition fund at Avalon Hollywood on Oct. 11. Mad Men actor Bryan Batt also got a big hand when he donned a wig and parodied another Chicago tune, “All I Care About,” as Donald Trump, singing, “Turn off your brain and vote for Donald Trump.”
An edited version of this article originally appeared in the Oct. 24 issue of Billboard.