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Stevie Nicks vs. Nicki Minaj

Real divas have to look out for other divas. So when Nicki Minaj decided to curse her fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey, she probably didn’t think that other legends in the world of music would have much to say. She probably didn’t think that there was another woman out there formidable enough to put a pop trick in her place. Nicki Minaj better think again, because areal diva doesn’t care how many songs your fans have downloaded, how many asses you’ve attached to your original two, or how many animals died for your ensemble.

Enter Stevie Nicks.
Enter the verbal slap.

This is what Stevie had to say about Minaj’s antics:

“How dare this little girl! If I had been Mariah, I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there. I would have killed her in front of all those people and had to go to jail for it.”

I have some advice for Stevie. Don’t even bother getting your hands dirty. What you do is take one of your shawls…and strangle Nicki around her fat neck. This is what Stevie had to say about being on a show like America Idol.

“If you stick me in the middle of a burning fire, I don’t think I’d like it very much.”
Stevie Nicks is a queen of rock. Mariah Carey is a queen of pop. What the hell is Nicki Minaj royalty in?

Rainbow-hued, lace-front weaves?

Image via Getty Images

Minajarey: Round 2!

The scandal that I have dubbed Minajarey heats up, folks. Are we ready for round two in this caged match? I sure am!

What do you do when the reigning queen of hip hop threatens your life? If you’re Mariah Carey, you’ve been in the game long enough to know how to play it and play it well. You make your hair bigger, your dresses tighter, and your quotes more salacious. Then you call in the big guns…

Barbara Walters!

On The View today, Barbara Walters reported that she reached out and spoke to Carey, who claims “Nicki walked off the set and multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch.”

Once you’ve cleared the air through America’s most beloved journalist, what do you do next?

Hire extra security. It is being reported that after threats were made on her life, Mimi beefed up her security. Nicki Minaj, for her part, has retaliated via Twitter.

“I don’t call tmz n Barbara Walters cuz I stand on my own two feet.  Never needed an army. God is good.  Insecurity is as cruel as the grave. I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we’ve had since simon. Awww, poor u. Keep them lies cmn.”

And what did Keith Urban have to say about this celebrity battle royale?

“I love it, I gotta say. I love working with crazy, deranged passionate people. I love artists. Everyone just sort of expressing themselves. It’s a very alive and very invigorating work environment.”

Let’s see how invigorated Urban is the next time these two go at it. My bet is on him running off the set before one of them snatches his extensions out of his scalp!

Nicki Minaj Calls Mariah A B**CH!

As a professional journalist (eye roll), I tried to be level headed and open minded when I first heard about the Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey American Idol feud. But let me tell you, after hearing what Nicki actually said to MC (an icon she should not be disrespecting and talking down to) I can no longer bite my tongue.

For those of you who are in the dark about this, during the American Idol auditions, MC and Nicki disagreed on something and Nicki basically went all ghetto on MC and there is video to prove it. While the audio could be inaudible for some, here is the convo in text.

Nicki: “And if you’ve got a ****ing problem, handle it. I told them I’m not ****ing putting up with your ****ing highness over there.”

Mariah “Oh Why, why, why do I have a three year old sitting around me?”

Nicki: “I’m not sitting here for 20 million having her look down here repremanded everyday. No.”

Mariah: “I can’t see my kids because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.”

Nicki: “Go see them now, go. You’re boring as ****.”

Even though Nicki claims that Mariah was the one who started this whole damn thing, in the video, it sure appeared as if Mariah was the one keeping her cool.

According to a source close to Nicki, the “Pound the Alarm” singer is sick of MC praising herself instead of the contestants. “She keeps bringing up how many records she’s sold, name dropping people she’s worked with, how many tours she’s done, and how many Grammys or awards she’s won … Nicki is tired of it.”

She’s tired of it because it’s the got damn truth and nobody is or will be even close to the legendary status that Mariah is at currently…and she’s not even done doing the damn thing!

Check out the big fat rumble here.

Nicki and Mariah Battle

I knew it would not be long before the claws came out between these two and sure enough, the new female judges on American Idol are not going to be sharing weaves or glitter any time soon.

I dub this battle…

Minajarey!

Speculation has been building for nearly a month now over whether or not Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj got along. Mariah was signed first and allegedly demanded to be the only diva female judge on the panel. Well, the producers of American Idol basically told Mimi to shut her hole and wooed hip-pop singer Nicki Minaj to add to the panel of Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. The two have been repeatedly asked if there is any truth to the rumors that they can’t stand one another. Both refuted the claims, but the video footage does not lie. If Simon Cowell thought he was bringing the crazy by signing Britney Spears, he might be re-thinking his decision to not pursue Mariah and Nicki Minaj more aggressively.

On the set at auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nicki had a few choice words for Mariah.

“I’m gonna knock you out! I told them, I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f*ckin’ highness over there.”

As this all played out, Keith Urban sat between them wondering which exit was closest to escape to, and Randy Jackson wondering how quickly he could get out of his chair and stop Mimi from jumping up and slapping Nicki with a Hello Kitty accessory. Producers immediately wrapped taping for the day, allowing the two to retreat back to their respective trailers and cool off.

I love it! The last time I watched American Idol, Clay Aiken was still in the closet, Fantasia still wasn’t a homewrecker yet, and Jennifer Hudson was fat. It looks like I’m gonna have to make a return to this visual/aural herpes, because nothing would make my black heart beat faster than seeing a live show where these two threw down. If it did go down?

My money’s on Mimi!

Nicki Minaj Coming To E!

Just when I was thinking to myself that E! had more than enough big asses on their payroll in the Kardashians, now comes word that another fat ass is dragging her bum to the network.

Fresh from her recent signing to American Idol as one of three new judges (including Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson), the hip-pop star has inked a deal that will have her and her Rainbow Brite inspired hair featured in a series of specials for the network. The three shows are set to begin airing this fall and are meant to shed further insight into the inner workings of all things Minaj.

The good news out of all this for me is that it will not be a reality show that we are forced to see every day, five times a day. No one needs mass quantities of this! I think I speak for about 90% of the world’s population when I say that there’s enough ass on the E! network already. Any additional assault on our senses should be classified as abuse of some kind. I mean seriously…

is there a hotline for this bombardment of hot ass mess?!

Randy Jackson Is Still A Judge

That is, if Simon Cowell is to be believed. The former judge on American Idol tweeted yesterday to his nearly 4 million followers the news.
“Just heard Randy is back on Idol,” Cowell tweeted to his 3.6 million followers. “Right decision.”

This news can be viewed at many different angles. It could mean that the producers of American Idol cannot afford all of the contenders for next season’s judges. Between Enrique Iglesias, Keith Urban, and Nicki Minaj, the salaries for all of them combined would hover around $15 million dollars. That is a considerable sum yes, but that does not even include the salary of Mariah Carey, who is expected to make about $18 million dollars, and is currently the only judge signed so far.

Perhaps Carey threw around her considerable weight (pun not intended) to get Jackson back in a judging chair? The two are very close friends and Jackson is also one of Mariah’s music producers for many years. One thing for certain is that having Randy Jackson back will free up millions of dollars for whomever else they do sign. If they retain a three judge format, then Keith Urban and Enrique (possibly Adam Lambert) have a shot and that leaves Nicki Minaj the tranny man out. If they decide to revert back to a four person judging table, then Minaj is back on as a potential judge and Mimi may have a coronary. The producers at American Idol have less than two weeks to get this table going full steam ahead.
Stay tuned!

Enrique Iglesias to the American Idol Chair?

It looks like things on American Idol could be getting an injection of latin male this season if reports hold up. Sources are now saying that Latin pop singer Enrique Iglesias is definitely in the running for one of the three remaining seats on the judging table for American Idol.

Currently, only Mariah Carey has been inked (at $18 million a year) to judge this season, with Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Kanye West, and Adam Lambert still allegedly in the running. Randy Jackson is not returning to the table, but stepping aside to remain on the show as a mentor for the talent.
Having four judges would place American Idol under similar formats to The Voice and to America’s Got Talent, each of which has four judges.  Enrique Iglesias has also received a montary offer, valued at around $4 million a year, which is similar to the offer that Keith Urban is allegedly receiving. Of course, no one from American Idol will comment on any of this, so I guess the entire world will have to see how negotiations during the next two weeks unfold with these pop stars.

I’m fine with only Mimi as a judge. God knows she has enough multiple personalities to count as more than one judge!

Randy Jackson is Out, Dawg

Another American Idol era is coming to an end, with reports that Randy “you’re pitchy dawn” Jackson is officially leaving and will not return to the judge’s table.

Apparently, Randy will still be part of the show as a mentor, but that’s not exactly the same thing.

As for his replacement, sources tell TMZ that Nicki Minaj’s deal is 99% done.

It seems everyone that needs to know, knows that MC isn’t a fan of Nicki and doesn’t really want her sitting at the judges table with her, but producers think this is just fabulous because drama gets ratings (at least most of the time.)

But the shake up isn’t done, because AI will also have a 4th judge. So, producers are said to be looking to fill the 3rd vacancy with someone from the country music scene and who knows who else for that 4th seat at the table.

Who would you like to see on A.I.?

Katy Perry $20 Million Idol Offer: REJECTED!

Let me tell you, these reality shows are really expanding their options. American Idol officially now has Mariah Carey as a judge and I get that. It’s logical. But now, Idol supposedly was so damn desperate to land Katy Perry as a judge that they offered her a whopping $20 million!

Get this, Miss Bubblegum and Rainbows said no…to TWENTY million! She must have a whole helluva lot going on to turn that big fat paycheck down.

Sources close to Idol are saying that “Idol” trying to get Katy to sign on the dotted line for weeks. They supposedly started out with offering Perry $18 million and then throwing an additional $2 million at her for just ONE year.

I can’t imagine Mariah is very happy at this juncture. First not being the only female Idol judge on the panel (rumor has it Nicki Minaj is joining the judging panel) and knowing she could have gotten an additional $2 million if she would have held out a little longer.

Enrique Iglesis Headed to American Idol?!

Fresh off the heels of me reporting that (alleged) hip-hop star Nicki Minaj is joining the judges table on American Idol, now comes word that Latin pop sensation Enrique Iglesias may also be joining the table as well. So my questions are this: is Randy ‘Dawg’ Jackson being shown the door? Are they expanding to a four-person judging table again?

There are reports that Randy Jackson may be demoted moved into a mentoring role, but where does that leave Jimmy Iovine? Everyone loves him in that position and he has proven to be great in it. How could Randy possibly top that snarkiness?!

Further complicating matters on casting is that there are additional reports that Kanye West is being considered for a role too. Also, Mariah Carey is reportedly non too pleased that Nicki Minaj is being considered for the table. It seems that she was lead to believe that she would be the lone woman on the panel for the upcoming season. I have no idea how this is all going to play out, but if Nicki and Mariah get into a spat on air, I am totally placing all my Hello Kitty money on none other than Mimi!

Nicki Minaj Headed To American Idol?

The last time Nicki Minaj was on American Idol, she jokingly told Jennifer Lopez to move over and give her a seat on the panel. Well, if the rumors are true, next season could have the hip-hop singer joining the judges table alongside Mariah Carey. According to insiders, the fuschia (and many other colors of the rainbow) haired singer is possibly being wooed by the producers of the show, who have already signed one of pop’s biggest stars and is looking to add more firepower to their roster, now that it is almost certain that Jennifer Lopez will not be returning as she is currently on a world tour.

What caused this speculation to heat up so rapidly? As it turns out, Minaj canceled some dates in the U.K., citing “strained vocal cords”, according to her publicist. Industry insiders see this as a way for her to leave her schedule open for the season premiere of American Idol, which begins production on its next season very soon. Additionally, Nicky tweeted (yes, she’s back on Twitter again) to her fans that she has an announcement that will please them in the coming days.

What do you think about Minaj joining Mariah Carey on the panel? Is this going to be a hit or a miss? Whatever happens, I will definitely be tuning in just to see what the child of Rainbow Brite is wearing from week to week!

Mariah Carey and… Brad Paisley?

Sounds like counter-programming to me to go head to head with The Voice!

If we are to believe the reports that are seeping through Hollywood like Mariah’s chesticles in her too small costumes, the diva could be sharing judging duties with none other than country star Brad Paisley. Since American Idol is losing viewers by the thousands week after week, they are obviously looking to right the ship as soon as possible. By placing a country singer in the other slot, they are at least, on paper, closer to what their main competition is offering. With Randy Jackson still allegedly on the bubble, I have some advice for the last remaining original judge.

It’s time to re-gain the weight and buy a cockatoo!

Everyone knows America loves country. Just look at Carrie Underwood. Just look at last year’s winner Scotty McCreery! Can you imagine the possible duets Carey and Paisley could churn out every few weeks on the show? How could America lose?!

There are even reports that a 4-judge panel will be phased back in after being put on the back burner when J.Lo and her ass made their appearance two seasons ago. The question is…

Is there enough money left in the bank after paying off Mariah?

They may have to settle for Andy Dick!

Mariah Trumps J.Lo

Because love her or hate her, Mimi has legions of fans that love her just a smidge bit more than J.Lo. How much more? Well, if salaries are any indication, Mariah Carey’s fans love her enough to propel her past the money Lopez made in her second season of hosting American Idol. Reports are filtering down that Carey just signed on to host the television show for $18 million a season, which is $6 million more than what J.Lo pocketed for her first season, and $3 million more than what she took to the bank in her second season.

Not that we are counting or anything.

So what does this mean for American Idol? Well, I am no fortune teller, but I am of the opinion that this means J.Lo is most definitely out the door now. There’s no way in hell that those two divas are going to share the same stage. Secondly, guess whose side Randy Jackson would pick time and time again? After all, he is managing Carey and her signing on means that he is more than likely getting at least another season out of the show. So say goodbye Steven and Jennifer. But who will be the third judge? Janet Jackson? Adam Lambert? I’m thinking they don’t have enough money in their budget for that much glitter and sparkle and weaves!

Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson: We Belong Together!

Now that Britney Spears has signed on the dotted line to sport her crazy to live television audiences for at least a season or two, it looks like another pop singer is set to descend upon a network with her own special brand of WTF.

With Steven Tyler out to give his vagina lips time to deflate and Jennifer Lopez contemplating another season of judging the show, American Idol is hoping for some new blood to pump some fresh life into their hit franchise. With viewership down nearly 25%, the producers were possibly looking to get rid of even Randy Jackson, who is the only original judge left from the old days when Simon Cowell was there to berate would be singers. But in a strange twist that would leave Hello Kitty all a-glow, reports are surfacing that Mariah Carey, who is produced by Jackson, is inching closer and closer to a deal. And now just any deal, folks. Mariah’s deal would pay her more than what J. Lo made in her second season and possibly as much as what Brit Brit is being paid to attempt to read a teleprompter.

What do you think? Does Mariah have what it takes to be a judge? Can she be mean? Can she match J.Lo’s fabulous costumes week in and week out? Can she keep her lambs happy! Only time will tell! One thing is for certain. There will be no show with Lopez and Carey.

Jennifer Lopez Leaving American Idol!

It’s official. Jennifer Lopez is leaving American Idol too! First Steven Tyler, rumors that Randy Jackson is saying “peace out”s and now J.Lo is saying bub-bye to her judging chair on the slowly plummeting reality show. We’ve mentioned the thought before but now it is CONFIRMED!

Jennifer chatted it up with Ryan Seacrest about her decision to bail after rumors that she was asking for a two million dollar raise. After just two years, the singer slash kind of actress is throwing in the towel. She told Seacrest, “The time has come. I really have been torn. When I signed on to ‘Idol,’ I signed on to do one year. I ended up doing two years … It was just such a lovely surprise in my life to do it. It gets more complicated as the kids get a little bigger. It started feeling like it was a lot. Something had to give … that’s where I am right now.”

When asked by Ryan as to whether they are still “co-workers or not?”, Jen replied, “I honestly feel like the time has come that I get back to doing the other things that I do. We had an amazing run.”

In other words, peace out peeps!

As for whether negotiations played a part in whether she would return or not, J.Lo denies that was the case. (But, like she is going to admit that. Eye roll.) “It wasn’t any of that. It was being smart about making a business decision. I had to really be responsible in that moment,” she said.

Riiight.