Things are getting cray! We thought the video of Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj getting into it behind the scenes at American Idol was absurd, but we’re even more shocked that Nick Cannon would openly talk about the incident with Access Hollywood. He doesn’t say anything mean of course, but still. We have to assume his publicist was having a stroke off-camera. “Of course I’ve heard about it,” Cannon laughed this morning about the drama. “I feel like it’s taking away from the quality of what Idol is all about.” When it comes to placing blame, however, Nick isn’t throwing Minaj or (unsurprisingly) his own spouse under the bus. “I’m kind of disappointed in Fox and everything because they’re taking away from the quality,” Nick opined, even postulating that the show is actively courting drama. “Otherwise, how else would all of that stuff get on TMZ?,” he muses. Well, based on the fight footage, it seems pretty clear who ver was taping the blow-out did so secret. So our guess would be…via a newly unemployed AI staff or crew member?
As if the tense shouting match wasn’t enough, according to TMZ, Nicki Minaj allegedly made a violent threat toward Mariah during an unrecorded moment. “If I had a gun I would shoot her,” the “Pound The Alarm” singer raged. Well, if that’s true, you certainly don’t see Carey reacting to it in any way. According to AI‘s Nigel Lythgoe, “The statement [that Nicki made a death threat] is absolute rubbish. It’s absolutely not true in any way, shape or form.” Said Cannon, “My wife is the strongest and the classiest woman I’ve ever met. If you watch the video, she just maintains her composure. I don’t think she’s moved by the theatrics and pageantry of it all.” We don’t think so either! And honestly, does anyone believe this is the first time two famous people got into a screaming fight? For all we know, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were at each other’s perfumed, scarf-adorned throats every day last season. There was just no leaked video to tip off us normals.
As we watch Katie Holmes, Suri Cruise and Tom Cruise pick up and continue their lives following the divorce that rocked the celebrity world this summer, we’re still rather curious about what went down between TomKat to inspire such a rapid split. But contrary to early reports that Katie totally took Tom by surprise when she filed for divorce, court papers reportedly obtained by The National Enquirer, via Radar, things were over long before June 28. Their relationship had “broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months immediately preceding,” the papers say. Or maybe Katie said they had, but Tom was oblivious? Or hopeful that things could work out? Very interesting.
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This is possibly one of the weirder lawsuits around. Last year, in December we posted about how a giant eucalyptus tree fell into Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart‘s home in Beverly Hills. L.A winds were reaching almost 100 mph at the time, and luckily, even though the couple were at home with their daughter, Billy Beatrice, no one was hurt. Rebecca had to visit the doctor the next day for a check-up as she was heavily pregnant at the time. It was all good, the fetus was fine and she ended up giving birth later that month, on the 28th to a daughter they named Georgia Geraldine. So that’s the last we expected to hear about the incident, nasty and stressful as it was. Not quite, because the fallen tree and the damage caused is now being linked to their very famous neighbor, Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins. The couple are taking him to court — they’ve already filed the suit at the L.A. County Superior Court — because it was his tree that fell on their home! Not kidding, guys. They’re suing for nuisance, negligence, and injunctive relief. Dr. McSteamy Eric claims that he had warned Billy about the fact that the tree was a danger to everyone, and that Billy did nothing about it. Billy tells TMZ, “I was horrified when I learned about the tree falling during what was a massive storm, a storm with winds strong enough to uproot a 50 ft tree by its base! Thankfully no one was injured.” He says that he’s had any similar “dangerous” trees on his property assessed and uprooted by an expert but to be sued for an act of nature is “a shame … because [Eric and Rebecca] are nice people.” Warranted lawsuit or unnecessary — you decide.
Everyone knew this one was coming. Ever since it was confirmed that Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were going to be on the judges’ panel for American Idol, it was just a matter of time before weaves started flying. Two divas do not a simpatico situation make. There were beef rumors between the two right from the beginning, so we’ll say this bust-up between them has arrived right on schedule. Only, we’ve got drama that is beyond! Yesterday, auditions were being taped in North Carolina and what started off as a difference of opinion over a contestant between Minaj and Carey quickly blew up, and TMZ got the video of the major fight that ensued, which you can see above. Nicki basically lost it and not only told the producers, “I told them, I’m not f—ing putting up with Her F—ing Highness over there” but then proceeded very ominously to threaten to “knock” Miss Mariah out, as sources report. Poor Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, who tried to chime in with “settle down, settle down” look like they went to get the hell out. We wish we could hear what Mariah’s saying in the video, but she isn’t screaming and cussing like Nicki is. She looks quite, erm, exasperated. That’s the polite term, right? Nicki even says, “I’m not gonna sit here every f—ing minute to have you come down and harass me every minute every day.” Geez. Auditions were shut down for the day so the two could get some space. But what’s going to happen when they have to get back in their chairs? It’s not going to pretty this season, at all. And you thought Paula and Simon were bad!
So, it looks like it finally happened. After hearing all sorts of stories about Rihanna and Chris Brown partying solo in their respective cliques, eyewitnesses say that things were definitely heating up between the two former lovers on the floor of a New York club last night. Revelers at Griffin are telling Celebuzz that Brown and Riri were mackin’ it hardcore, “hugging and kissing, and going to the back of the club alone together.” Then again, this is less than a week after witnesses reported Brown hooking up with Nicole Scherzinger, also in a night club. Chris has sure been getting busy after hours!
Rihanna apparently showed up moments after Brown arrived with his pal Bow Wow in tow. Although they were placed at separate tables, the source says that Brown “climbed over the center to get to her.” That’s when Brown took it to Coyote Ugly country, apparently taking off his shirt and “dancing on the table for Rihanna.” Then the two took it out to the floor, where they reportedly (reportedly, you guys) kissed and grinded (ground?). The witnesses say that Chris left at nearly 4 AM, with Rihanna close behind. No word on where his full time girlfriend Karrueche Tran was that night, but insiders say she definitely wasn’t at Griffin. Are pop’s most infamous on-again-off-again couple leaning more towards the “on” position these days?
Last year Ray J found himself seated on the same plane as Kris Humphries, who was at the time engaged to Ray’s former sex-tape partner Kim Kardashian. Needless to say, it made for something of an awkward flight. But now the R&B had an even closer call confronting his less than illustrious past, as he showed up at Miami’s Prime 112 restaurant; the very place that the whole Kardashian Klan were having a family dinner. Coming face to face with a whole pack of Kardashians is probably pretty terrifying in the best of occasions, but if you’re Ray J, it could very well have ended tragically.
Ray arrived at the restaurant on Sunday night to have dinner with his friend, boxer Floyd Mayweather. Apparently he was totally unaware that Kim and Co. were in the house because, hey, the world’s a big place. But the reality TV stars were there to mark the 9-year-anniversary of patriarch Robert Kardashian’s death. Ooof. We can’t think of a worse moment for your sex tape partner to make an unexpected appearance. Kim reportedly bounced from the place upon hearing that Ray J had arrived, being ushered out a side door as soon as she could. The most hilarious part is that the place was already swarmed with paparazzi because she had tweeted her dinner location earlier in the day! She probably could have done without that extra bit of attention. Let’s hope she at least had time for dessert!
Say what you want about Lindsay Lohan‘s tumultuous life, at least it’s filled with surprises. Every news story about Lilo is sort of like an episode of Law & Order: SVU. Just when you think Stabler and Benson have it all wrapped up, you find out in the last five minutes that the accused stalker was actually the judge’s long-lost kidnapped son the entire time. While we’re assuming Christian LaBella, Lindsay’s alleged attacker from an incident at the W Hotel Union Square early Sunday morning, is not her secret lost child, the fact he and Lindsay have both filed harassment charges against one another seems almost as bizarre. While assault charges against LaBella were dropped due to an apparently lack of evidence, according to NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, “Cross complaints for harassment were filed and LaBella’s assault arrest was voided after detectives investigated further.” Cross complaints for harassment? Over a fight that broke out because LaBella allegedly took secret photos and video of Lindsay? What does that even mean? And does anyone else suspect we just narrowly avoided a Prince Harry moment starring one Miss Lindsay Lohan?
As if that wasn’t odd enough, LaBella’s uncle Peter Jessop randomly decided to weight in on the incident, telling the New York Daily News, “It’s shameful that a celebrity with a personal publicist can persecute a nice guy like Christian. He’s a decent kid who met her at a nightclub and she invited him back to her hotel room with other people. And now she’s using her celebrity to launch a full-scale witch hunt against him just to be relevant again.” Man, uncles really do not understand what makes people relevant, do they? Amanda Bynes’ uncle, you know what we’re talking about! Haha, we’re kidding of course. No one knows what we’re talking about, least of all us.
Hope you guys have room in your brain-stomachs for more Seth MacFarlane! After hosting this fall’s SNL season premiere and dating the Kahleesi, the Family Guy creator has just been announced as the new host of the 2013 Oscars. We were a little hesitant to sign on for another heaping helping of Seth, but the exceedingly sweet announcement video MacFarlane made with his bathing suit-obsessed dad has our hopes up: “I wore them only once and I had underwear underneath there, so nothing of important ever touched the mesh.” Victory is his!
Additionally, we also know Seth can really sing, based on his album of pop standards, a requirement for memorable Oscar hosts. That being said, let’s get down to brass tacks here, people: Seth MacFarlane is going to voice some of his characters on stage at the Oscars. You know it, we know it, the American people know it, and as a collective group that has been listening to Family Guy jokes since 1999, we’d like to cast our votes as to which MacFarlane characters we would be delighted to have at the Academy Awards…and which will turned away at the door. Hmmm, we guess we’ll have to have Seth draw and voice the security guards too…man, there is so much to get done before February 24!
Paris Hilton kissed a girl and she liked it, but her boyfriend apparently didn’t. In a story made in sleazy tabloid hell, the socialite’s new beau River Viiperi was arrested early this morning for allegedly punching the boyfriend of a girl who was making out with Paris at a club. Yeah, we’ll repeat all that. According to TMZ, a man filed a report with the Las Vegas Police Department accusing River of punching him in the face after his girlfriend and Paris starting kissing on the dance floor at the XS Nightclub at the Encore Hotel.
The scuffle resulted in the unnamed man needing medical attention, and police were called to the hotel around 2:30 AM. They arrested River and cited him with misdemeanor criminal battery. We’re guessing the Las Vegas police have bigger fish to fry, because River was cited on the scene without even getting booked. Police say that the incident is still under investigation, but Paris has reportedly been cleared of any wrong doing. No word on how the whole girl-on-girl thing got started. Maybe it was Paris’ misguided way of apologizing for those homophobic slurs she made in the back of a New York taxi cab last month? Errr, yeah, we’re pretty sure that’s not how it works…
It’s no surprise to us that Taylor Swift covers the November “Hair Issue” of Glamour. We’d probably kill for her luscious blond waves, if such a deal could be made. Still, the singer looks surprised in the photo — though this time it’s not, her “Gosh! You picked me?” surprise face, it’s more, “Oh, you caught me! It’s a good thing I had my hair all done and this pretty gold dress on.” In all seriousness, she looks as awesome as ever — with her fave red lipstick matching her nails, belt and a random swath of tulle — and we want lessons in how to apply blush so perfectly. We also want lessons in playing coy the way she did with the interviewer.
When the Glamour writer brought up “Dear John” and her ex-boyfriend John Mayer’s comment to Rolling Stone that it was about him, she responded, “How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about.” And apparently, she managed to shield herself from anything Mayer said to RS about feeling “humiliated” by the song. “No! I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know,” she said as his quote was about to be read to her. I know it wasn’t good, so I don’t want to know. I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can’t handle. … It’s not that I’m this egomaniac and I don’t want to hear anything negative, because I do keep myself in check. But I’ve never developed that thick a skin.” Read more…