The Black Eyed Peas are Just Taking a Break … not Breaking Up

If you’ve heard that line from a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past, you know how likely it is that the Black Eyed Peas will actually reunite. Still, they’re denying rumors that they’re officially breaking up and say instead that they’re just “taking a break” from making music together for a while.

“We’re going to take a little vacation and focus on our personal things,” said Apl.de.ap who will be focusing on his duties as ambassador for education in the Philippines. Yep, that’s right. The same guy that sings says things like “boom boom pow” and “lovely lady lumps” is an ambassador for education.

According to fellow band member, Will.i.am, this is the cycle under which the band operates normally: two cycles of records, and then a break to work on side projects and personal stuff.

The band will play their final concert before the break in Miami today, which will feature Marc Antony, Cee Lo Green, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston and Jason Derulo.

At least they’re going out in style. Which is more than I can say for me and my highschool boyfriend …

 

Fergie and Josh Duhamel planning to breed

I actually threw up in my mouth a little when I heard this – it appears that babies are on the cards for incontinent Fergie and her husband, Josh Duhamel.  The two have been taking breaks from their respective careers to get to know each other a little better (shouldn’t they have done that before they got married?), and Fergie says that the plan is to use this free time to start a family.

I was much happier when the rumor was that these two were on the verge of breaking up.  I don’t know what it is about the combination of them together, but it basically feels like a sin against nature.  I’m pretty sure any babies these two have will have multiple heads.

Black Eyed Peas to open music school

It sounds like this could be a horrible joke, but sadly it seems to be true – the Black Eyed Peas are opening a music school in New York City, with the aim of teaching the young people of Manhattan how to make some killer tracks.  But don’t worry, Fergie’s not going to be teaching anyone how to sing – the school’s courses are going to focus on the production side of the music business.

Students will learn how to engineer and master multitrack studio sessions, and will also learn the basics of music video production.  The school has partnered with Adobe, who will be providing the necessary software and equipment.  Classes will be starting in July, so even high school students can take summer courses and learn how to make music the professional way.

Josh Duhamel feels the wrath of the FAA

Actor Josh Duhamel (the dude who married Fugl– I mean, Fergie) got removed from a domestic flight late last week, after he had been asked several times to switch off his Blackberry, but refused to do it.  Why do celebrities think that safety rules don’t apply to them?  Perhaps the plane’s navigational system will notice the particularly rich quality of the interference and think to itself, ah, that’s celebrity interference – that’s perfectly acceptable.  Much to the dismay of fellow passengers, the plane turned around after it had already left the gate, when Douche-amel wouldn’t follow instructions and the flight crew refused to accommodate his better-than-everyone attitude.

Fergie And Josh Duhamel Get Hitched

Singer Fergie and soap star Josh Duhamel tied the knot yesterday at private ceremony in Malibu in front of about 200 to 300 guests that included Mario Lopez and new parents Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn. The ceremony was set with magnolias and white roses, according to Us magazine. A 14-piece classical orchestra played in the background.

Fergie reportedly wore a fitted, white ruched, corseted wedding gown with a mesh tulle overlay, spaghetti straps and a long train designed by Dolce & Gabbana. Her veil was also made by the designer, and was draped in millions of dollars worth of one-of-a-kind diamonds by H.Stern. Josh also wore Dolce & Gabbana, as did the bridesmaids (in black dresses) and groomsmen (in black suits and white ties).

A narrow colored diamond wedding band was designed to match her engagement ring which has a round, 4-carat brilliant cut diamond set amid other diamonds, with colors ranging from white to cognac. Duhamel’s ring was made of 18K white gold with a brush finish.

Fergie and Josh have been dating since 2004 after Duhamel confessed to In Style that she was his celeb crush. He popped the question in late 2007. Congrats to the happy couple!