PC #66: Scandal Confidential

On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels have been struck with a severe case of Scandal fever. From Olivia and Fitz’s sizzlin’ relationship to the spurned First Lady, the PC gang discuses it all in this special Scandal Confidential episode.

Scandal isn’t the only hot show the DC crew dishes about on ABC. Miranda Bailey faced an investigation into the deaths of her patients on Grey's Anatomy. Jamey and Luke disagree on Cristina’s storyline.
The podcast then becomes Awkward as the gang discuss a surprising death on the MTV series. Brawls erupt in The Real Housewives of New Jersey trailer, but does that have anything on Mariah Carey andNicki Minaj’s feud on American Idol?

All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!


Brad Paisley Hits The Talk Show Circuit to Defend "Accidental Racist" (VIDEO)

Country crooner Brad Paisley is catching a lot of flack for one particular song on his latest CD, Wheelhouse. In "Accidental Racist", Paisley and duet partner LL Cool J tackle racial tensions between a white Southerner and a black man from the North. Didn't In The Heat of the Night (the movie and TV show) already take care of this subject?

 Here's a snippet of the song's lyrics:

I’m just a white man comin’ to you from the south land tryin’ to understand what it’s like not to be.
I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done. It ain’t like you and me can rewrite history.
Our generation didn’t start this nation. We’re still pickin’ up the pieces, walkin’ on eggshells, fightin’ over yesterday.
Caught between southern pride and southern blame.

Paisley has taken to the daytime talk show circuit to explain the track, which has everyone debating heatedly. Personally, I think this is exactly what the late Dr. Martin Luther King foretold. We've finally reached the day when all of God's children, black men and white men, can team up to make a really awful song. Watch Paisley's appearances on Ellen and Good Morning America after the jump! 

John Mayer Doesn't Kiss and Tell About Katy Perry on 'Ellen'

What exactly made pop stars Katy Perry and John Mayer call it quits? Mayer dodged questions about the break-up on Ellen, stating:

"Listen, it was a very private relationship going in. It was a private relationship during, and it's a private relationship, still. I can understand asking the question based on some previous answers I have given, but I have finally learned how to put the wall between one thing and the other. I've been much happier since then. I'm on the same journey as everyone else. Coupling is a tricky thing."

Mayer keeping quiet on a relationship? Color me shocked. Watch the interview below! READ MORE

Chris Brown on Oprah Interview: "I've Been Invited; I Just Say No at This Point"

Don't hold your breath, waiting for an Oprah Winfrey sit-down with troubled, R&B singer Chris Brown. During an interview on New York’s Hot 97 radio station, Brown admitted the Mighty O has reached out to him for a one-on-one, but he’s refused, out of fear she may attack him over his 2009 abuse of girlfriend Rihanna. Brown stated:

"I’ve been invited, I just say no at this point. I’ll go to people that I’m comfortable with. I never wanna be in a situation where I feel like I’m attacked or I’m gonna be trapped. I think I’m paying for whatever I’ve done and I’ve learned from it and I’m moving forward, so I only want to surround myself with the people that are about positivity."

To find out what Brown has to say about his relationship with Rihanna today, and his feud with rapper Drake, watch the video below! READ MORE

Logo Honors Fergie With Always Next, Forever Now Award

Josh Duhamel's better half, pop star Fergie, is being honored by Logo with the Always Next, Forever Now Award.

"Fergie embodies what the Always Next, Forever Now Award is all about in everything that she does," Logo exec vp and GM Lisa Sherman said. "She continuously pushes boundaries, stunning us with her creative vision and ability to make a tremendous impact on pop culture."

Fergie will receive the award, for her efforts to raise money to fight HIV/AIDS and work with amFAR and MAC AIDS Fund,  on April 13 at Logo's NewNowNext Awards.   READ MORE

PC #65: Dallas, Sizzurp, Murdered Vaginas and Scandalous Spring Breakers

On today's Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest episodes of primetime sudsers Dallas, Scandal and Pretty Little Liars. They also dive into Lil Wayne's sizzurp situation. Did TMZ get the story wrong?

Justin Timberlake is back in fine form with The 20/20 Experience; while James Franco and several Disney/ABC Family princesses get freaky in Spring Breakers. Oh, and Amanda Bynes wants Drake to "murder" her vagina.

All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!  READ MORE