Pro-love for Jessica
dressing for the women. And continuing with the pro-love angle, I taped a segment for eTalk the other day on the Ladies of the Summer - who I think will own the hot hot hit of the season. Would you believe I picked Jessica? Now before you voodoo my Chinese ass, let me explain. Here"s what we were up against: Beyonce: sorry, but Deja Vu doesn"t do. And that video sucks arse. Period. Janet: what"s with the slow jam off the top? What"s with the cross dressing freak of a video? Is it a good thing or a bad thing that Nelly"s gold teeth and lipsmacking are the only parts that make it barely watchable? Christina: LOVE that she"s workin" on a new a groove. LOVE that she can outblast anyone else. But dancing to Ain"t No Other Man requires too much formal instruction and by definition, a summer hit should only call for effortless bopping, don"t you think? Nelly Furtado: catchy yes. I know y"all love it. And yet for me, one of the most essential elements for a for a summer jam is the ability to SING ALONG WITH IT. When it comes over the speakers and you"re in the car, can you roll down all the windows and scream your head off to Promiscuous Girl? Can you really yodel with Nelly? Or do you have to wait patiently for Timbaland to finish his thing before repeating 2 bars of the same hook over and over again? This is why Whitney Houston (Goddess save her) provided endless hours of fun in the sun entertainment. Because - and don"t lie - if I Wanna Dance With Somebody happens to cross the radio, I KNOW you are losing your sh*t AND your voice for 4 minutes right along with her. And THAT is why I love A Public Affair. It"s an easy song. It"s a borrowed beat. It"s a simple mindless little track that anyone can belt without losing a kidney. Am I saying it"s a classic? F&ck no. But when I"m getting ready for Grace Kim"s staggette next week, on a night of big hair, big lips, big makeup, and lots of leg - this is what I"ll be rockin" to when I"m getting my SexyBack, you know what I"m sayin"? To watch the clip, click hereand under the "Watch Video" section, select "Ladies of the Summer". Yes, I"m ready. Let"s debate.