Celebrities: They're just like the rest of us — except when they totally aren't, which is most of the time.
Exhibit A is a recent Twitter-fest between [artist id="1235716"]Fall Out Boy[/artist]'s Pete Wentz and [artist id="783"]Blink-182[/artist]'s Mark Hoppus, during which the two engaged in some back-and-forth about Hoppus' remix of FOB's "America's Suitehearts," exchanged fashion advice and got their chops busted by some pals (like [artist id="1241636"]Ashlee Simpson[/artist]-Wentz, Ryan Seacrest, [artist id="1220799"]John Mayer[/artist], Gabe Saporta, Perez Hilton and FOB guitarist Joe Trohman).
On Monday, Hoppus dropped the news that he had met with [artist id="2008947"]Panic at the Disco[/artist], presumably about doing some production on their next album, writing: "Panic meeting was great gonna collab/produce a track or two w them. Motion City is on for recording. Getting FOB tracks to do a remix. Busy." Meanwhile, over at Wentz's Twitter page, it sounded like the band was also getting some remix work done by rapper/producer Murs and 88-Keys. FOB's manager confirmed the Hoppus remix of "Suitehearts" but did not return messages at press time asking where the other remixes might turn up.
Later that day, the seemingly indefatigable Hoppus updated, "Heading out to pick up the Pro Tools files for Fall Out Boy to start digging into tomorrow. I'm gonna get DOWN on this remix."
And several hours after that, Hoppus informed his 171,000 followers that Wentz had requested that Blink play "Stay Together for the Kids" on their upcoming reunion tour, so now they will. (Although they were already going to anyway — shhhh, don't tell Pete!)
Monday also brought an invitation from singer/actress Emmy Rossum to come over to her house for a "BBQ. Asap"; a blurb from Ashlee thanking someone for a cute shirt she used to be able to fit into before she was pregnant; and a blast from John Mayer, including a picture of Wentz and Bronx Mowgli holding hands, as well as a question from Diddy about when FOB will have new music out.
And who should pop in during the early morning hours on Tuesday but Joel Madden to quip, "Oh yeah dude. That's gotta be in the set for sure. How You doing?," presumably in answer to Wentz's request for "Stay Together."
By noon on Tuesday, Hoppus had seemingly figured out his Pro Tools issues and bragged, "Now moving on and digging into this Fall Out Boy remix. Get ready to dance like you just don't care and hate music all at the same time."
Hoppus' efforts were rewarded with some words of encouragement from Wentz himself, who promised to sleep on the remix overnight and finish it the next day, though minutes later he admitted, "Actually I meant I'm gonna have insomnia all night once again, get 3 hours sleep, and finish the remix tomorrow, or maybe at 4 a.m."
Motion City Soundtrack drummer Tony Thaxton jumped in to initiate a game in which the object was to blend movie titles and pop-culture references (i.e. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Play"), DJ AM popped in to say hello, and Mayer loved Thaxton's game so much he offered, "Silent Hills Have Eyes Wide Shut" and "Singin' in the Rain Man."
While he made swift progress initially, by Thursday morning around 9:32 a.m., Hoppus said he was getting ready to go back in the studio and finish the FOB remix, lamenting 20 minutes later, "Dammit, this remix may need the second pre-chorus after all."
In the meantime, Solange Knowles popped in Thursday to ask Wentz who directed one of FOB's videos, while over at Solange's site, it sounded like she was making some play-date plans with Ash and Bronx.
And why not? That opened the door for My Chemical Romance's Mikey Way to joke about how MCR use "that jedi mind trick when we sneak everybody into the lounges at airports."
By Thursday afternoon, Hoppus alerted Wentz that he was going to be referenced in the voice-over for the intro video for Blink's tour, and Seacrest snuck in to admit that he'd flipped Wentz the bird on the red carpet at the recent Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
Of course, Perez Hilton weighed in with some style advice, Cobra Starship singer Gabe Saporta asked Wentz to send him some music, and finally, Ashlee huffed, "Twitter's so insane. It's like the ultimate form of internal monologue amplified at the world. I can see me in the background."
See, like I said, celebrities are just like us.