Will Chynna Phillips Make Mama and Papa Proud, Plus Julian Casablancas Lends His Face to Azzaro

Chynna Phillips joins DWTS lineup, Strokes Casablancas sells out, and Rhianna files lawsuit.

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It seems everyone is all a-flutter about Chaz Bono being a contestant on this season’s Dancing With the Stars, especially mother Cher, who took to her Twitter account to support her son and the show’s first transgender contestant, enthusing: "I think we can agree that Chaz has the biggest balls of anyone on DWTS.

What's been almost totally overlooked is another second generation star-child who is also in the upcoming line up: Chynna Phillips. The former Wilson Phillips singer and offspring of John Phillips the late, iconic founder of the Mama's and Papa’s, will be showing off her fancy footwork on the hit show, but we will have to wait and see if Chynna can create harmony on the dance floor as well!

There are few rock stars winsome enough to pull this off without derision, but the commercial that The Strokes' Julian Casablancas filmed early this year for Azarro’s Decible perfume is finally airing. It features a close up of Casablancas chiseled face singing into a single camera, before he falls backwards into a hungry crowd. Unrealistic, overdressed, and singing a song that sounds more like it was written by She Wants Revenge, the singer still executes it with unstudied aplomb.

Not everyone is overjoyed about the clip now airing on French television. Earlier this year, Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi confided to French Magazine Rock & Folk for their April 2011 issue what he thought about Julian’s debut, “I wouldn’t have made the same choice. That being said, I’m sure he’s going to live in a nicer apartment than mine (laughs). And also that he will send his kids in a better school than mine.”

rhianna-bow.jpgWere rock stars always this litigious? First Bruno Mars headed to L.A. County Superior Court yesterday and now we hear that the Red Headed Strange One, Rhianna, has filed a lawsuit there against the former owners of her Beverly Hills mansion. The singer contends that the two-story house she bought two years ago for a cool $6.9 suffered massive water damage after what was called a "moderate" rain storm in January 2010. The singer is suing over waterproofing defects, evidence of water intrusion and other construction defects that became apparent after the rains.

According to court papers water leaked into multiple rooms making the mansion "uninhabitable." The seller has claimed she was not aware of any defects with the property, but the explosive singer argued that the woman was lying and knew all about the potential hazardous conditions in the house, according to TMZ.

Rihanna was just getting started.

In addition to the former owner, she is also suing the inspector, the real estate agents involved with the sale, and the engineers involved with constructing the house.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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