Kiss and Don't Tell: The Week in Weird

Celebrities are acting rather bizarrely this week. Is it the stars? In Wayne Coyne's case, it's more like the moon.

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Whole Lotta Love?

You’d think we should have noticed by now that former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant had a thing for Patty Griffin? After all, two years ago he asked the winsome singer to guest on his Band of Joy album, and then tour with him. Last February we should have realized something was up when the two of them were spotted shopping at Schoolkids Records in Raleigh, North Carolina, their two fair heads bent over the CD stacks. 

But it took a PDA in the Austin-Bergstrom airport to really get our attention. According to a report in the Austin American-Statesman, Plant arrived on a flight from Atlanta, and Griffin was there to meet him. The former Golden God waved to her from the escalator, and then according to witnesses, the twosome reportedly passionately made out at baggage claim. The odd thing was Robert only had carry-on. Kidding, I think.

Snakes On A Plane?

Josh Groban is a little more reserved than that. Groban, who has sold over 25 million albums, has been spreading his wings literally and metaphorically. He left his Los Angeles home for Manhattan and then he let Red Hot Chili Pepper and Metallica guru Rick Rubin produce his last album, Illuminations, and then in a huge leap, he took an acting role in Crazy Stupid Love, cast as Emma’s Stone’s caddish boyfriend.

It looks like his transformation isn't over yet. Groban just admitted to Elle magazine in a moment of candor that’s he’s never had sex on a plane. “I've never done it on a plane. That's always been a fascination... the logistics. The covert planning. The interesting use of blanket." But you can see he's thinking about it.

While Groban does eschew PDAs ever since his messy breakup with January Jones a few years back, he does share one thing with Robert Plant - a love of John Bonham. Do you know what the classically trained singer does for fun? He listen’s to Bonham’s drum tracks from Led Zeppelin's albums.

“Yeah, it’s just him in the booth, playing the beats with his earphones on. But you couldn't hear any of the other music, so all you had was about two hours of John Bonham just playing his fills and playing his drums, and just counting it off, and messing up. But he didn't ever really mess up, it was just like, 'Okay, let’s take that one again.' I couldn't believe it. Yeah, he’s just phenomenal,” Groban told us. “I listen to the tracks to relax. It’s very meditative.”

You just listen?

“Err. Sometimes I play along.”

Enrique Inglesias Concert Cock-Up

There must be something in the air because while performing in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday, Enrique Iglesias brought three fans out of the audience during an odd 20-minute interlude and decided to tell them (and the rest of the world!) that Anna Kournikova is not with him for the sex. Right into the mic he admitted, “I have the smallest penis in the world. I'm serious.” Even worse he didn't stop there, swapping stories about how he lost his virginity and then forcing the three to compare chest hair. 

Later he explained his bizarre outburst by saying he was on antibiotics, and shouldn’t have been drinking. He also shouldn’t have been putting a camera down the front of his pants and taking photographs either.


Pee Wee's Playhouse?

And finally, just to let you know that it’s been a strange week, Wayne Coyne tweeted a rather revealing photo of himself. I know, I know, he already appeared nude in one of his videos, but this one shows the Flaming Lips frontman in a more vulnerable postion. Why don’t we let him tell you?

@waynecoyne Wayne Coyne

Pissing like a woman.. at the urinal!!! Ha ha

Nikki Sixx

That guy in black leather gloves, goatee, and stand-up hair photographing street people in Denver, Colorado wasn’t one of them, even if he seemed to fit right in. It was Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx. He was taking pictures for one of his photo essays—you probably remember we alerted you that the bassist has branched out from heavy metal rock to silver emulsion photography and will be giving a lecture on his alternate art form at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City on August 25.

Nixx has also been in the news lately because his ex-girfriend was Kat Von D, the TV tattoo artist who just has been going through a messy breakup with Sandra Bullock’s ex, Jesse James. Their parting was far more civil, but it also took an odd turn because Sixx issued a statement in January 2010 about it:

I want to wish Katherine (Kat Von D) nothing but the best in her life. She has loved and inspired the hell outta me and I know I have done the same for her in these almost two years we ruled the earth together. We are taking a break from our relationship for reasons that we will choose to keep personal. You won’t find me saying a bad word about her and I don’t believe vice versa… we have too much wonderful history together to ever deface that.

Sixx had nice things to say about Denver’s homeless too. In a post on Twitter he wrote: "Everybody I photographed tonight was homeless. They were all kind and humble…I asked them simple questions mostly about how long they had been out here... None asked for anything in return. I did my best to help them through the night, but the problem is bigger than tonight isn't it?"

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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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