Nick Cannon should really learn to lay off the pranks. Last spring he gave out his home phone number while broadcasting his 92.3 radio show, leading to fans calling his then-pregnant wife Mariah Carey at all hours. And yesterday Nick pissed people off with his “funny” steez again, by pretending to lose his co-host’s tiny dog after tying it to 50 helium-filled balloons! While allegedly doing an on-air experiment to see how many balloons it would take to lift DJ Sarah Lee’s Pomeranian, Nick pretended that the stunt went horribly wrong and that the animal was floating away. He posted a spoof video of the event on the station’s website, and even made “lost” posters, which claimed that the dog was seen floating over the Hudson towards New Jersey. However, he soon revealed that it was just a dummy flying high in the skies, and that the real pooch was safe and sound.
Although he meant it in good fun, Nick’s canine tribute to the movie Up has animal rights groups up in arms, fearing that a copycat prankster could attempt to do this for real. “If bad taste were a crime, we’d be going to jail with Nick,” says a spokesperson for activist group PETA. “But joking about killing a dog, a kid, an old person — anyone — isn’t cool when there’s always the danger that some numbskull will do it for real.” After getting death threats, Nick remains defiant on the matter. “Even if someone was dumb enough to try the balloon stunt scientifically it wouldn’t work,” he said on his twitter. “Mathematically 50 balloons could never carry a dog into the air.” He better be careful, or else PETA might do an experiment to see how many balloons it takes to make him float away.
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Last we heard about Nicolas Cage’s finances, he was going broke and banks were auctioning off several of his foreclosed New Orleans mansions. He even resorted to suing his money gurus for fraud and for placing him in “numerous highly speculative and risky real estate investments” that have lead him to the brink of “financial ruin.” But we guess that’s all over now, because Nic just shelled out $2000 for a steak knife! But to be fair, this isn’t just any old piece of cutlery. It’s a custom-made 4-inch Don Dezarn with a bald eagle carved into an ivory handle! The knife is apparently meant as a decorative collectable, but Nic told shop keepers at the Alaska shop that he actually intends to use the piece to cut his meat. That sounds just like the deliciously crazy Nicolas Cage that we know and love. Check the gallery below for more outrageous purchases that probably didn’t help with Nic’s financial ruin!
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Things got even hotter at the already smokin’ Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last night, as Kanye West surprised guests and angels alike by inviting “big bro” Jay-Z onstage to perform with him. Though friends and freestylin’ comrades for years, rap’s Glimmer Twins seem to have been almost inseparable since their Watch The Throne collaboration dropped over the summer. The two are like hip hop’s Butch and Sundance, and we can’t get enough of seeing them together. Sometimes it looks like Jay is giving ‘Yeezy some advice before prom, and other times they look like besties posing for Facebook pix, but the results are always adorable. So we’ve assembled the most “awwwww”-inspiring photos of history’s flyest bromance. Head on over to the gallery below to feel the love!
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Good luck getting a sound sleep in this bed. It’s where Michael Jackson died in 2009, and it can be yours if you’re willing to shell out some serious bucks! The bed is just one of the many items being auctioned off from the Holmby Hills home where the King of Pop spent his last days. The queen-size piece is reportedly in great condition, and will go under the hammer on December 17. This is without a doubt the weirdest celebrity auction since, well, last week, when John Lennon’s tooth was sold for $31,200 to a Canadian dentist.
Look, we’ll be the first to cop to loving bizarre and boarder-line psychotic collectibles. In fact, we personally own a 1 sq. inch square swath of John Lennon’s carpet. And we’re proud of it! Kind of. But buying MJ’s death bed or John’s rotted out tooth seems to cross some kind of creepy line. Check out the gallery below for some other celebrity auction items that kind of weird us out.
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We haven’t heard much from Jamie Lynn Spears after she made big sister Britney an auntie back in 2008. Her show Zoey 101 wrapped right before the birth of baby Madison, and since then she’s been living quietly in Tennessee. But last night Jamie hired a babysitter and took to the stage at a Nashville music venue! The 20-year-old mom made her singing debut at The Rutledge with a set of country-tinged songs that she’d written herself. The crowd was reportedly packed with close friends and family, including her parents and grandfather June, who traveled all the way from the family homestead in Kentwood, Louisiana. “I am so emotional tonight,” her beaming mom Lynne told People. “We are so proud of her,” her father Jamie agreed. The newly minted songstress took to her twitter last night to show appreciation to her supporters “Just wanna thank all my amazing friends and family for coming out tonight!!!” Sadly elder sister Brit is currently on tour in Europe and was unable to attend. But will there be a duet between the two Spears Sisters in the future? We hope!
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Breaking news flash: Kittens and puppies are cute! In fact, the Internet was developed as a giant database for adorable images of cats and dogs. Everyone knows that there’s nothing better than looking down into a little furry face. Even celebs know it. Taylor Swift became the latest A-lister to boost her squee-quotient by tweeting a pic of her new “roommate,” a kitty named Meredith. She follows in the footsteps of her friend Selena Gomez, who recently adopted a puppy with her boyfriend, Justin Bieber. And if you think those pets and peeps are cute, check the gallery below for a whole host of hot animal lovers!
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Grrrr! Coco released her fantastic curves into the wild this weekend as she strolled Miami beach in a barely-there leopard print bikini. The voluptuous star soaked up some rays along side her husband Ice-T, but she definitely wasn’t shy for the photographers. In fact, she went into full glamor gal mode, rolling out the poses and showing off her fab figure. The Florida trip is apparently part of a location shoot for Ice-T Loves Coco, which is entering its second season. “Went 2 the beach & was mobbed by paparazzi,” she tweeted. “Today I gave them a show & worked it in the water.” You can say that again, Coco. Check out the gallery below for more!
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Like many young and growing families, Beyonce and Jay-Z have traded their flashy car for a safer, larger, and more practical mini-van. But unlike most other young families, the power couple shelled out a million dollars for it! Beyonce has been seen cruising around NYC in her new ride, a massive Mercedes luxury van pimped to the brim with all sorts of mind blowing necessities for the soon-to-be ‘rents. Jay insisted on installing a $150,000 sound system and plasma screen DirecTV for New York Nets/Dora The Explorer viewing, while Bey requested cream colored hand-stitched Italian leather upholstery. We guess baby spew comes off of leather a lot easier than fabric. The whip also has wifi capabilities, and even contains it’s own bathroom with a shower. So basically, there’s no reason to ever get out. Get pics and more under the jump!
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Diddy changes clothes like he changes his name: a lot. The rap mogul could probably wear a different bomb outfit every day for the rest of his life! He’s got a pimped out wardrobe that he sums up in three words: “Swagger. Timeless. Diverse.” Yeah, that sounds about right to us! From sleek suits to pink polos, fur-lined jackets to straight-up T-shirts, Diddy is just as much of a fashion icon as a hip hop legend. His clothing line Sean John has won awards all around the world, which makes sense when you consider who’s in charge. So in honor of his 42nd birthday, we’ve assembled his 42 (!) hottest looks from over the years. Enjoy!
Those Beliebers say the darnedest things! When 20-year-old Mariah Yeater leveled paternity claims against Justin Bieber, she should have realized that she was going up against his fiercely protective fan-base. The singer has a militantly loyal army of that numbers over 14 million strong, and you really don’t want to mess with ‘em. In the past some have made serious threats against Justin’s girlfriend Selena Gomez, and even platonic lady-friend Kim Kardashian.
Now they’re furious at the woman who attempted to sully their idol’s reputation with what they believe to be a bogus baby claim. So the disgruntled Beliebers are taking to Twitter, the Internet’s giant high school cafeteria, to vent their anger. The majority of these messages were clearly written through tears of blind rage on the Biebs behalf, and are mean-spirited and a little scary. But amazingly, the tweets aren’t all just typo-ridden hate speak. In fact, some are actually pretty funny, and have introduced us to enriching new words like “Bieberconda” and “Biebergasm.” Who knew? Join us under the jump for the nuttiest and funniest of the bunch! And take our poll to let us know who you think is crazier in this situation. Don’t worry, it’s confidential.