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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Happy Birthday, Adam Lambert! Check Out 25 Ways He Puts The “Glam” In Glambert

Adam Lambert's 25 most outrageous looks

They don’t call him “Glambert” for nothing! Ever since exploding onto the small screen with American Idol back in 2009, Adam Lambert has taken to the stage in a big way! The massively talented singer and songwriter has a massive wardrobe to match, bringing theatricality and style back to rock ‘n’ roll. Who else could get away with a crushed velvet top hat, purple feathers and paisley pants…all in the same outfit!? That’s a skill in itself, people.

On top of his awesome music and unparalleled fashion sense, he’s a passionate advocate for LGBT rights and has raised thousands of dollars for student arts programs across the country. How much do we love this guy? Enough to painstakingly search through all of his outfits to find the 25 most glamtastic, in honor of his 31st birthday! So head on down to the gallery below to see all the ways Adam Lambert puts the “glam” into Glambert. Enjoy, and happy birthday, Adam!

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by (@missmuttoo)

Nicki Minaj Morphs Into Neon Barbie At The American Idol Season Premiere

Nicki Minaj At Season 12 American Idol Premiere Party

Is that Nicki Minaj or the Barbie version of Nicki Minaj? Literally every photo we saw of the singer had the same or a combination of poses and facial expressions that you see above.  These were taken at the American Idol Season 12 premiere event held at Royce Hall, UCLA yesterday Westwood, California. It’s like she was trying to totally out-dress that other AI female judge (*cough* Mariah Carey *cough*) because you know those two aren’t exactly BFF. Forget the hair and the neon lips — it’s the dress we’re shielding our eyes from. It’s so neon that we need sunglasses? It’s a bandage dress so our first thought is that it’s possible Herve Leger because he’s the king of bodycon bandage dresses. And then there are the crazy black-and-white platform, ankle-strap shoes. We see a tell-tale red sole we’re guessing these have to Christian Louboutin? It’s all very … Nicki. Is that a good thing, we don’t know? All we’re thinking is how much Spanx had to be worn underneath that dress to keep everything in place. Also, and this is a very serious question — how does anyone sit down in a dress like that without splitting a seam?

[Photos: Splash News Online]

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Fantasia Under Fire For Anti-Gay Marriage Rant On Instagram

Fantasia goes on anti-gay marriage rant on Instagram

We all know that former American Idol contestant Fantasia Barrino hasn’t had an easy road these past few years, what with her suicide attempt in August 2010 and accusations of home-wrecking against Antwaun Cook. But that definitely doesn’t excuse her bizarre seemingly anti-gay marriage tirade on Instagram that took place on New Years Eve. “I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT THE church House… Everybody Trying!!!!!!!” she captioned a photo that seems to just highlight her Spanx. “Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! I’m not doing Nothing for you… My Life!!!!” First of all, you have the cap the exclamation marks at two per sentence if you want to be taken seriously. Secondly, Instagram is a photo-based social media platform, so next time maybe take your rants to Twitter. And thirdly, this whole statement is made of no.

The singer’s reps are already in damage control mode and have issued a statement on Tuesday to her facebook page (and other places, we hope). “Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context,” it begins, “Ms. Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of the LGBT community. She has supported and performed at numerous events that are sponsored by the LGBT community. Whether it’s through a live performance or placement on social media, Ms. Barrino uses every opportunity to reach out and connect with her fans, all of her fans.” This sounds like the PR equivalent of “Some of my best friends are gay!”, but hey, what do we know?

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by (@missmuttoo)

Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey Should Leave Idol Beef Behind, Here’s 5 Reasons Why

Top 5 Reasons Why Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Should BE BFF

As much fun as it is to see all the mega drama between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey unfurl on the American Idol judges panel, we have to admit that it would actually be more fun to see them join forces. You saw the video of their fight at the North Carolina auditions and while it was vicious, it also fed into this sort of caricature of women in pop music. You know what we’re saying. It’s either besties like Katy Perry and Rihanna or beefing like Nicki and Mariah now are. And the beef is what gets blown up and that’s how divas (and we don’t mean that as a compliment) get made and torn down in this endless cycle of push them up and then yank them down. What’s the point, ladiez? Isn’t this counter-productive and exhausting? It takes energy to yell like that! And besides, let’s just all f—g get along for once. Nicki and Mariah are prime examples of two powerful women who should actually be BFFs. You heard us. Mariah and Nicki should be best pals. Not only did they collaborate on the remix of Mariah’s “Up Out My Face” in 2010, but they also have a lot more in common than people realize. Not convinced? Here are five reasons why.

1. For the love of the color pink: Any two grown women who share such a deep, passionate and unabashed love for the color pink — see the photographs above as proof — should find each other and never let each other go. No, seriously. Those two women take the color and make it fierce. Nicki even has a mixtape called Love Pink and an album called Pink Friday. And yes, that’s the name of Nicki’s fragrance as well. Mariah has fragrances called Luscious Pink and Ultra Pink. Mariah also had a design competition back in  2008 called “Design a Luscious Pink Dress for Mariah Carey!” See what we mean? They need to bond over this shared love.

2. Favorite food and drink: Nicki’s favorite things in the world to munch on are cranberries. Know what Mariah‘s favorite juice is? Cranberry juice. Which she drank virgin when preggers, but otherwise is known to sport a cranberry-vodka cocktail. Which she and Nicki need to have a couple of, stat.  

3. They’ve both worked their way up: We would think Mariah and Nicki would have tons to talk about — their waitress roots, for one. They both had to support themselves when they were working their ways up. Nicki waitressed at the Red Lobster, while Mariah waitressed in Manhattan.

4. Both have family members with histories with drugs: Nicki has spoke of her father’s drug addiction and abuse, saying, “My father was abusive. We were afraid for [my mother's] life because whenever he would have a real bad outburst, he would threaten to kill her. I wanted to kill him. I wished he was dead.” Mariah’s estranged, HIV-positive sister used to have a major drug addiction as well. It’s not been easy for either of them so there should be some sort of mutual respect, right?

5. For the love of the fans: Both women have armies of hard-core fans. Mariah has her lambs and Nicki has her barbz. Can you imagine what would happen if they women combined their legions? They’d rule the world.

[Photos: Splash News Online]

Related: Dramz Alert: Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey Have It Out On Idol Judges Panel

by (@hallekiefer)

Nick Cannon Has Thoughts About The Nicki/Mariah Feud. Oh, And Someone Made A Death Threat?

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.

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by (@missmuttoo)

Dramz Alert: Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey Have It Out On Idol Judges Panel

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!

Related: Idol Insanity! Nicki Minaj Threatens To Knock Mariah Carey Out

by (@shalapitcher)

Mariah Carey Deflects Rumors Of Nicki Minaj Feud With A Look At Dem Babies

Mariah Carey and Moroccan Cannon

How could anyone keep up an arbitrary feud when they have cuteness like this in their lives, right? Not that we’re suggesting the timing of the release of another batch of super-adorbs pics of Moroccan and Monroe Cannon is in any way related to Mariah Carey quashing rumors that she’s feuding with fellow new American Idol judge Nicki Minaj. It’s just a very good argument in favor of Mariah being a sweet and fun mama, not the diva she’s been painted as.

“How are we gonna feud in two days? A feud takes a little longer to spread out [than that],” Carey told MTV News as she sat with the rest of the judges before taping auditions in New York on Monday. “It’s fun, it’s music, it’s singing, it’s laughter,” she added of what her first few days as a judge have been like.

And now for your own fun, and cooing pleasure, here are the “Dem Babies” photos Mariah and hubby Nick Cannon released yesterday, the proceeds from which will go to the Fresh Air Fund’s Camp Mariah.

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