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John Mayer Is So Over “F***ing Lots of Girls”

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Wanna save traditional media? Just talk to a crazy musician for your next feature. Seriously, the more Kanye stages an impromptu award show protest or Lady Gaga tells Oprah of her pre-Pandora dreams of being painted blue, the more I love it!

And, when it comes to hot quotable messes, it doesn’t get any better than the Playboy Interview with John Mayer. The musician and tabloid staple’s musings on sex, his childhood, and more sex is sure to keep him a trending topic. (Or in Twitter time, at least the next couple hours.)

Read our top five Mayer-isms after the jump. Note: because the interview truly is worth reading in its entirety, the following is taken unabashedly out of context.

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Wil Wheaton is Beating Britney Spears

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The finalists for the Best Celebrity Blogger for the Web Blog Awards are Kat Dennings, John Mayer, Britney Spears, Alyssa Milano, Kanye West, Brea Grant, Margaret Cho, Mark Cuban, Gilbert Areanas and Wil Wheaton.

And according to our sources – Wil Wheaton (pictured above with GalleyCat editor Ron Hogan at BEA last year) is winning with a pretty major margin over second place holder Britney Spears. The whole thing is horribly unfair…to Britney. Wheaton writes for LA Weekly and is a published author. And Britney likes cheese.

No contest.

Anyway, for the contest – vote for your pick here.

Is L.A. Observed Dissing Ron Kaye?

blog_photo_jm.jpgWe honestly can’t tell by this post.

We’d normally just e-mail Kevin Roderick directly and ask, but we decided to take a page out of John Mayer‘s play book. Really, just so we could post a picture of John Mayer.

Sam Zell, Also, Killed A Kid In the Eighth Grade

OK, maybe not. But there’s definitely something the Tribune Co. owner and John Mayer have in common: People love writing about them.

When he’s not cursing at reporters or bemoaning the company for not taking a harder stance with the CW (“being fucking limp-dick,” were, reportedly, his words), Sam Zell is sending folksy memos to LAT employees.

Why do we feel as though our parents left and put our kid brother in charge? And — after years of working for socially inept, wonky newspaper people — why do we kinda like that?

John Mayer–Not So Douchy After All?

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Pouting pantload John Mayer has been dubbed Douchiest Food Blogger Ever, but since he figured out how to watermark the photos of his meals, he’s way ahead of Regina Schrambling, professional food writer.

John Mayer Threatens To ‘Teabag’ Drunk, Underage Fans

Over the weekend, 63 fans were arrested at a John Mayer concert in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Our resident pop crooner-cum-standup comedian was not pleased. Still, not sure this is what editor Richard Stengel had in mind when picked Mayer as one of this year’s 100 most influential:

If I happen to be walking backstage and I see any of you young men passed out drunk on a stretcher, make no mistake about it, you will come-to in front of your disappointed parents with a face full of Sharpie and the sneaking suspicion that you’ve been teabagged by one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2007.

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  • Inside The Time 100 Party
  • Inside The Time 100 Party

    America Ferrera and John Mayer

    It’s arguably the most exclusive magazine party of the year. (Graydon Carter‘s Vanity’s Fair Oscar party perhaps being the other.) John Edwards mingled with John Mayer. Sir Richard Branson (just back from dogsledding in Alaska) commandeered the corner of the bar like a Virgin spaceship, and allowed Henry Kissinger to ride co-pilot. Craigslist’s Craig Newmark chatted up Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick walked through the cocktail hour unrecognized. Michael J. Fox, too, virtually unnoticed, chatted with Elizabeth Vargas near the glass window overlooking Central Park. Arianna Huffington was noticed. (Line uttered in every pre-dinner conversation: “Is that someone? It looks like someone, I don’t know … do you?”)

    Time Warner execs — like Richard Parsons and Jeffrey Bewkes — buzzed along the edges as the usual media-on-media action (including Ad Age‘s Nat Ives, WWD‘s Stephanie Smith, Jossip’s David Hauslaib, New York mag’s Jesse Oxfeld, Gawker’s Lockhart Steele and Doree Shafrir, ETP’s Rachel Sklar, Glynnis MacNicol, Julia Allison, Radar‘s Jeff Bercovici, NYO‘s Michael Calderone) made nice use of the open bar.

    But as much firepower as there was at last night’s Time 100 party at Jazz at Lincoln Center, just 36 of the 100 to make 2007′s “most influential people in the world” list made it, and there were plenty of notable no-shows: No Obama. No Borat. No Queen of England. Rosie. No Leo. No Gore. No Timberlake. No Tyra.

    But impassioned speeches — delivered over dinner by Elizabeth Edwards, Brian Williams, Bloomberg (with an ode to late Boston Celtics’ exec Red Auerbach — huh?) Branson and others — and a three-song set by Mayer more than made up for the relative lack of A-listers.

    Others spotted during cocktail hour: Cate Blanchett, Mayor Bloomberg, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, Simon Fuller, Charlie Rose, Tina Fey, Mario Cuomo, Martha Stewart, Brian Grazer, Gayle King (no Oprah), Matt Lauer, Chris Matthews, Brian Williams, Ziyi Zhang, Police Commisioner Ray Kelly, Suzanne Vega, Harvey Weinstein, David Lauren and Lauren Bush.

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  • In Touch Va. Tech Cover Can’t Resist Brangelina, John Mayer Sidebar

    intouch_heroes.jpgIn Touch made headlines last week for planning to put the Virginia Tech tragedy on its cover, offsetting it’s normal, celeb-u-tard-fused content. Well, they did — very noble of them — but specter of a Brangelina breakup (and, to a lesser extent, John Mayer and Jessica Simpson‘s unlikely love affair) proved too much to leave off the April 30th issue’s cover entirely.

    The In Touch cover recalled a similar tragedy bet-hedging move by People, which devoted most of its Hurricane Katrina cover to the tragedy, but curiously included a top-right cover line to its annual “Best and Worst Dressed” list.

    Pop culture, it seems, is just too enticing for magazine editors to forget.

    Jann Wenner Wishes He Sold Rolling Stone To MTV When He Had The Chance

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    Wenner [left] at the National Magazine Awards in May 2006

    As Rolling Stone preps its New Yorker-style DVD archive project and 40th anniversary issue, founder Jann Wenner has had some time to reflect on his professional regrets.

    AP [via Jossip]:

    There are few professional regrets. A Frank Sinatra interview was dangled in front of the magazine but probably never would have happened anyway. And Wenner could have become one of the richest men on the planet if he had accepted an offer years ago to sell the magazine to MTV in return for a 25 percent stake in the fledgling music cable channel. “I would never have had the wisdom or foresight to hang onto it and own more of (MTV parent) Viacom than (Viacom’s billionaire chairman) Sumner Redstone,” he said.

    That he counts John Mayer in the same class as Dylan and the Stones is even more shocking.

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    He also answered the Jessica Simpson question in Japanese. Seriously:

    Seacrest: I have to ask you—
    Mayer: [interrupts] No you don’t.
    Seacrest: Yes I do —
    Mayer: — but whatever. No you don’t “have to,” say you “want to” ask me. Be a man, be a man!
    Seacrest: I want to ask you about Jessica Simpson. I want to ask if the two of you are dating? And, if so, when will we officially see you out together?
    Mayer: [Speaks in Japanese, roughly translated: "She is very beautiful and you are the last to know." UPDATED TRANSLATION: "She's a very gorgeous (or well put-together) woman and being together with her is the best."]
    Seacrest: I think that’s fantastic. And I’m happy for you.
    Mayer: Take it to the room. Find a Japanese person and decode it. Subtitle it. And then you’ll have your answer.
    Seacrest: Are you happy?
    Mayer: I’m very happy … with what I just did to you.
    Seacrest: Yeah, exactly. Thanks, buddy. [Mayer leaves] Good to see you Johnny, take care, have fun! Bye!

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