So, it happened. Those “final talks” Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban were in with American Idol producers worked out. No matter how much Mariah Carey fumed (maybe), it all played out. Randy Jackson‘s sticking around too, and not as a “mentor.” Welcome to your new American Idol judges’ panel comprising this motley crew — Nicki, Keith, Mariah and Randy. How’s that going to work out, you think? Apparently, Randy got to keep his judge position because talks with Enrique Iglesias didn’t work out. And while we’re fond of Randy, dawg, we’re kind of miffed that ‘Rique won’t be hitting out screens regularly because, you know … it’s Enrique Iglesias. Ryan Seacrest tweeted out a picture of the new panel confirming the news, less than a day ago, writing, “It’s official, your new #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj, @KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson!” Auditions rounds have already begun — in New York — because Mariah also tweeted the picture you see above of all four judges presiding over the AI panel, with Seacrest looming, of course. Her tweet read, “At the @AmericanIdol judging table… Oh and @RyanSeacrest is here too!”
May we just say — word to Nicki’s hair!
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The toupee tape alone will cost more than our annual income! Looks like Fox is going to have to rent out a few more warehouses to store all the falls, extensions and wig glue for American Idol this year: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are allegedly in “final talks” to join Mariah Carey as American Idol judges. (Note: we are not saying Keith Urban wears a wig. We’re just saying it sure seems like Keith Urban wears a wig, based on what his hair looks like.)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Urban would pull in between $3 to $4 million for the gig, while Nicki would pocket atcool $8 million “with additional allowances for wardrobe, hair and makeup,” which we assume will translate into another $8 million. Or $20 million. Mariah raked in $18 million for her Idol contract, so we’re assuming her wardrobe and hair budget is just an infinity symbol. Only time will tell. No world if the addition of two new faces means Randy Jackson won’t be returning to the show, but if we had to guess, we’d say Randy’s dressing room is being filled up with boxes and boxes of wig caps as we speak.
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Those pouty lips, that porcelain skin, that heart-shaped face…yeah, Once Upon A Time‘s Jennifer Morrison and Sebastian Stan are dating now, alright. They also look like they came out of the same womb! Did we just get too real on you? Of course, Jennifer and Sebastian wouldn’t be the first celebrity couple who, well, coupled with someone who looked shocking like him/her. Take a look at our other celebrity look-alike pairs if you don’t believe us. Of course, they’re all hot, so think of it this way: it’s not creepy, it just means they have good taste. And maybe it’s a little creepy…
Happy Valentine’s Day! Or not, depending on how you feel about the holiday. And listen, we know there are a lot of singletons out there who are not so pleased about how much we in the media focus on this holiday. But we can’t help it, OK? We cover divorces and breakdowns and deaths and fights all the time, and it’s really nice to have a day that’s all about the important things in life. (No, not the unveiling of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, though that’s nice too.) We just really want to escape from it all and look at Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez nuzzling each other. We would like to soak in the happiness that is Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen’s love, bask in Jay-Z and Beyonce’s adorable glory, shiver with delight at the perpetual hotness of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and marvel at the lasting power of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. We are hoping some of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s world-saving affection will rub off on us. And we’re even going to allow for some admiration of Tom Brady and Gisele Bunchen, football loyalties aside.
But here’s some good news for you black-hearted V-day haters: The last time we did a best couples gallery, back in December, one of those couples announced their divorce a few days later. Oh, no! What have we done?!?
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Keith Urban is headed for throat surgery later this month, to remove a polyp on his vocal chords. Unfortunately, he’s had to cancel performances including January’s All For The Hall benefit show in Nashville. It’s not a serious procedure, says his spokesperson, explaining, “The surgery, an out-patient procedure, while minor, will require complete voice rest followed by an undetermined period of recuperation.”
Even though he’ll be resting his vocal chords, Urban will go ahead with performances that require him to sing just one song, so there’s no strain.
Urban’s condition comes on the heels of similar injuries suffered by Adele, canceled her performances for the remainder of the year due to a throat hemorrhage, and John Mayer, who also had to cancel shows and postpone his album due to a throat lesion. And earlier this summer, R. Kelly had to have emergency throat surgery due to an abcessed tonsil. We really hope that we haven’t been asking too much of our favorite vocalists!
Is it just us, or was the 2011 Billboard Music Awards
red white carpet dull? The press room and the stage (obviously) had way more action! As far as we’re concerned, the carpet was all about Nicki Minaj‘s pink hair versus Rihanna‘s red! We love both, but we’re handing this one to Ri-Ri who was super streamlined in a spotless white suit. Gorgeous! We’re not going to get into Nicki’s powder blue whatchamaycallit of an outfit, or Ke$ha‘s, for that matter. We can’t make sense of either!
We’d also like to point out how our little sweetheart Selena Gomez—who shared a kiss with BF Justin Bieber later—seems to slipping in more and more skin every time we see her. Little by little, so people don’t freak out! Crafty… but we’re on to you, Gomez! She and Nicole Kidman had a particularly sweet red carpet photo op that you can see in our gallery below. Nas, Ne-Yo and Mary J. Blige in all her leonine glory all added a touch of glamor, but just not enough. Do you agree with us? Sound off in the comments section below!
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Holy SPF 4. Keith Urban rolled into the Academy of Country Music Awards last night looking more like Snooki than, well, Snooki herself. Wife Nicole Kidman‘s alabaster skin only highlighted his serious tanning bed addiction. Between the straightened hair, the orange skin, the open shirt and the tribal tatt, Keith seems ready to fist pump the night away. No offense Nic – we’re sure he’s sweet and all, but Keith is seriously damaging your A-List cred like whoa.
Other stars spotted on the ACMAs red carpet last night: Taylor Swift looking typically Taylorish, Carrie Underwood in eggplant, that kinda hot Ryan Gosling-ish dude from Lady Antebellum, Julianne Hough and a prom-ready Miranda Lambert. Pics below.
Nicole Kidman, if a 2-year-old told you to jump off a bridge, would you? The actress told Us at Monday’s Oscar Nominees Luncheon that her daughter Sunday has “strong opinions” about what her mommy wears on the red carpet. “She chooses what she calls ‘pretty dresses,’ so she has a very strong voice in terms of what I will be wearing on the night of the Oscars,” she warned. “Fingers crossed, guys—I could be wearing a tutu!” Somehow we don’t think Sunday was responsible for Nicole combining a tight leather dress with a sheer blouse (is that a cravat?) at the Just Go With It premiere, though. We’re guessing one of Sunday’s “pretty dresses” would be more flattering.
See photos of Nicole’s peculiar pairing in the gallery below. Does Sunday tell Keith Urban to put on all that eyeliner, too?
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TheFABlife could think of no more appropriate and enjoyable way to celebrate Australia Day than to celebrate the sexiest actors, musicians and models from Down Under. From Miranda Kerr‘s enviable bikini bod to Elle Macpherson‘s eternal youth to Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman‘s abs — Australia’s got a lot to offer. So throw another shrimp on the barbie (too easy?), sit back and salivate over the Top 30 Hottest Aussie exports. [Photos: Splash News Online, Getty Images]
Nicole Kidman may have been at the American Country Music Awards with husband Keith Urban last night, but steel guitars and fiddles are the last thing her dresss has us hearing (did she leave the baton and majorette hat in the limo?). Thankfully, most of the gaudiness at the Vegas soiree was appropriate to the genre, with plenty of grand gowns (Taylor Swift! Carrie Underwood!) and sharp suits (you the man, Randy Travis). Kristen Bell‘s slinky number certainly stuck out (as did the presence of Kristen Bell), but we’re not complaining. See all these stars and more in the gallery below.
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