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!! OMG, he was living a lie: Plastic Bertrand !!


Yesterday the Belgian pop music world was rocked by the shocking revelation that Plastic Bertrand did not sing the 1977 hit song “Ça Plane Pour Moi” — or any of the songs on his first four albums.

In case you’ve been living well east of Luxembourg since 1977, here’s the 411: Plastic Bertrand is an over-the-top Euro pop performer whose “Ça Plane Pour Moi”, an unintelligible French-language redux of Elton Motello’s gay punk anthem “Jet Boy Jet Girl”, gained cult status in the United States.

After years of denials Bertrand admitted to Belgian newspaper Le Soir yesterday that the real singer was actually the song’s producer and composer Lou Deprijk, according to the AFP:

“I’m the victim. I wanted to sing, but he would not let me access the studio,” Bertrand said about the real singer behind the hit single, Lou Deprijk. “He asked me to keep my mouth shut in exchange for 0.5 percent of the rights, and promised he would make a new version with my voice, which of course he never did.”

So why did Deprijk get the shaft all these years? Apparently he’s not much of a looker. “I was even prepared to shave my moustache but the record label preferred this guy with his punk look,” he sniffed to The Guardian.

And so it goes… let’s relive the many versions of “Ça Plane Pour Moi” after the jump.

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!! OMG gossip: Zac Efron uses the oldest trick in the book !!

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Zac Efron uses his charisma/naked chest to promote his new movie Charlie St. Cloud [pitnb]
Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzmann, and Chris Evans lose their pants for GQ. Click to see more. [GQ]
Is Simon Cowell really “irreplaceable”? [popeater]
Elizabeth Hasselbeck explains why she thinks adult women become lesbians [queerty]
Russell Brand wears nothing but tiny underwear and some socks to church [dlisted]
Photos of Madonna “styling” Taylor Momsen for the Material Girl campaign. Priceless. [socialite life]
A group of gay protesters were arrested at the Capitol for protesting ENDA [towleroad]
Justin Bieber rides a Segway around a parking lot, almost gets trampled by a horde of screaming tween girls [evil beet]
Come on, get your awkward photo taken with Zac Efron and Martha Stewart! [kenneth]
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced 50 of the film titles that will screen in September [lost boy]
Ryan Phillippe is undergoing a “rebirth” [2leep]
Jockey Underwear has a new face: football player Tim Tebow [tabloid prodigy]
I always thought Nicole Kidman was too classy to do nude scenes. Guess I was wrong! [cityrag, link nsfw]
Orlando Bloom is going to be soon be a DILF [potp]
Preview the new issue of Guapo. Skin and packages galore! [oh la la]
Would you get a tattoo if it meant free beer for life? [uncoached]

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!! OMG, photos: Hercules and Love Affair live in Toronto !!

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There’s something satisfying, even thrilling, about discovering a new band or singer. At Hercules and Love Affair‘s concert at Toronto’s Mod Club this past Monday you could sense the collective eureka as the band’s two new singers Aerea Negrot and Shaun Wright pumped up the crowd with otherworldly vocal performances and fashions to match. Along with Kim Ann Foxman, who’s significantly stepped-up her game in the two years since Hercules’ first album, the trio brought the drama to Andy Butler and Mark Pistel’s booming house beats. It was like discovering the band all over again.
Check out a few snaps from the gig courtesy of photographer James Lourenco and be sure to read our illuminating interview with Hercules main man Andy Butler to find out more about the new album Blue Songs, Kim Ann Foxman’s solo project, his nerdy “Bad Romance” remix, his Kele collabo and so much more.
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More photos after the jump!

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!! OMG, he’s naked: Ben Barnes !!

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Young actor Ben Barnes (you might know him as Prince Caspian from the second Chronicles of Narnia movie) sheds his clothes for Dorian Gray, which will be released on DVD this August.
I haven’t seen it, but apparently there is also a gay love scene, but alas with no nudity.
After the jump see the NSFW screen caps of Ben getting down with a very modest lady.

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