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.
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 Seacresttweeted 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!”
The iconic rapper Missy Elliott is ready to make a triumphant return to music today following a four-year hiatus. It’s been way too long since “Shake Your Pom Pom,” and we’re counting down the minutes until 7 p.m., when she drops not just one, but two new singles! In honor of her comeback we’ve decided to give you a look into the influential rapper’s closet of Supa Dupa Fly looks. Whether it was wearing a big black latex balloon as jumpsuit or full-out Adidas outfit, Missy has always brought us some of the most outrageous clothing the entertainment world has ever known. Today we see the insane looks from Nicki Minaj, but let us never forget about Missy E’s flamboyant jumpsuits and out-of-control costumes. We’ll be reminded of how she can push the limits and “Work It” soon enough with the new album that’s on its way.
Missy has made a few appearances on songs in the past few years like on Demi Lovato’s “All Night Long,” Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (Remix),” and J. Cole’s “Nobody’s Perfect.” Let’s hope we get more looks to add to the Missy’s craziest looks repertoire with this new era of her solo career!
This is always a tough one, guys. You’re supposed to take risks at the MTV Video Music Awards. You’re supposed to be a rock star. But sometimes that backfires. Sometimes you wind up looking like a Christmas tree, and sometimes you’re so scared of winding up on a list like this that you dress like you’re attending a ladies’ luncheon. That’s why we really, really hate to list some of the people we love both here. Taylor Swift, you looked lovely in that white suit — but like you were about to attend an event with your adoptive Kennedy family. And Alicia Keys, you were so close with most of your golden goddess look, until the part where it swallowed your legs. Katy Perry’s gown also could have been improved by a little tweaking. We would have been OK with Ezra Miller looking like a long-lost member of the Black Crowes — he is so awesome in Perks of Being a Wallflower that we love everything he does — but it was distracting from the beauty of Emma Watson’s outfit. And we’ve already mentioned Miley Cyrus borrowing Pink’s steez, but we haven’t yet talked about how she also seemed to be inspired by Morticia Addams. We’re also reluctant to put Nicki Minaj here, since she’s always in a category of her own, but there just seemed to be no unifying theme to her lace bodysuit chauffeur thingy. Our point is, nothing you’ll see here is unforgivable. It’s just, well, disappointing? Peruse the gallery and tell us what you think!
Not since he almost got in a fistfight with LMFAO‘s Sky Blu have we been this excited about Mitt Romney and a musician. We’re not the only ones; the Internet and friends have been flipping out all day about the meaning behind Nicki Minaj‘s shout-out to the Republican presidential candidate on Lil Wayne‘s new mix tape Dedication 4. “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches is f—g up the economy,” Nicki rapped, probably sardonically. Why do we think Minaj’s lyrical stylings are just an oblique diss rather than a booty-shaking stump speak? For one, when Nicki gets literal, she gets really literal, like when discussing Vogue editor Anna Wintour in “Come On A Cone”: “When I’m sitting with Anna, I’m really sitting with Anna/ Ain’t a metaphor punchline, I’m really sitting with Anna!” That being said, if it turns out we’re wrong…that means Nicki has been dropping truth bombs about herself for years and we were stupidly assuming they were just song lyrics! We’re going to have to completely reconsider the meaning behind lyrics like:
Since Madonna first writhed on the floor back in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards have been the home for expressive musicians to show off their wildest fashion statements for the world. But thanks to the likes of Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, we feel like we’re in a golden era of completely wackadoodle VMA costumes — and we’re loving every second of it. As we gear up to witness a whole new round of eye-popping styles at Thursday night’s show, we thought we’d take a look back at the past 28 years of craziness. There are the ones everyone remembers, like Marilyn Manson’s corset, Lil’ Kim’s purple pasty, Christina Aguilera’s showgirl frock and Gaga’s infamous meat dress. Our research also unveiled some forgotten gems, like David Lee Roth’s Hawaiian chic, Big Boi’s Muppet pants, and a particularly horrendous pastel tie-dye thing that we hope Justin Timberlake regrets as much as we do. Flip through the gallery below at your own risk…
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.
We guess it isn’t technically ironic that Alanis Morissette is in talks to become an American Idol judge. It’s unexpected, but it probably wouldn’t be ironic unless Alanis lead some sort of public campaign against Simon Cowell. If only. When asked about the show at the Hollywood Rockwalk induction ceremony this week, however, Alanis did admit that she’s “been in conversations about it, and that’s the degree to which I can share the info right now.” Ugh, we would love to see Morissette smiling away at the judge’s table to. We suspect her feedback would be…delightfully unpredictable. Remember the transparent dangling carrots. Yeah, this would be a great move.
Of course, the Jagged Little Pill singer is only one of roughly one billion musicians A.I. might potentially be hiring, joining the proud ranks alongside Keith Urban, Nick Jonas, Enrique Iglesias, Brad Paisley, Kanye and Nicki Minaj. While we’ll obviously wet our pants if Kanye or Nicki snag a spot (that also goes for Enrique, because yum), we could see the show hiring Alanis simply because Mariah Carey isn’t going to flip her wig about working with her. “I live to mentor, so my heart is much more open to the idea of that than even 10 years ago when I, perhaps, wasn’t in a position to be able to offer much advice, solicited or otherwise,” Morissette explains. Eat your heart out, Dave Coulier.
Guuuuuuuuys, what? You know we love Nicki Minaj and think she’s the best thing since cotton candy bubble gum ice cream pie. That being said, her new perfume bottle makes us break out in terror hives. The “Pound The Alarm” singer unveiled her debut fragrance “Pink Friday” this morning, a scent which is sold in a torso shaped like Nicki Minaj’s…limbless…torso…and…eyeless…face. What’s not to love about that? We desperate pray we’re wrong, but are those visible nipples on the bottle as well? The wig looks fierce though. We’re not even going to hate on that wig.
Of course, just because we think the cyborg vixen scent container is unnerving doesn’t mean everyone agrees; Nicki has been fielding compliments from gushing barbz via Twitter literally all day. On the other hand, we can’t shake the feeling that we’re going to wake up in the middle of the night with our Nicki bottle having come to life…with dire consequences. Do you agree? If it helps you decide, keep in mind that Minaj also described the scent as smelling like “like angels playing,” which could be literally anything. Ozone? Jet exhaust? Harp polish? Who wants to buy the upper half of a buxom robot filled with harp polish? Alright, alright. Put down your hands, you pervs.
It looks like this upcoming cycle of American Idol might be the craziest yet! No really, we mean literally insane. Not only did producers make calls to Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, but now it’s known that Kanye West is one of the many celebs in talks to judge the twelfth season. Considering the sheer volume of people in various stages of negotiation with Idol, including Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Nick Jonas and Enrique Iglesias, we’re kind of thinking that the suits reached out to Kanye as a real Hail Mary play.
But amazingly/awesomely, sources close to the show tell TMZ that Yeezy showed interest in appearing on the program. Or at least he didn’t laugh so hard that Cristal came out his nose. “He’s on the fence,” the source says, but he’s considering the gig as long as producers “at least match Mariah’s salary.” That ain’t cheap at $18 million, but we have a funny feeling they’ll manage to pony up the cash for Kanye freakin’ West. Worst case they’ll take it out of Ryan Seacrest’s monster paycheck.There’s no official word from Kanye’s reps yet but we’ll keep you informed. For our money, Kanye West could totally be the greatest Idol judge OF ALL TIME.
‘Ye’s friend Nicki Minaj is reportedly very close to signing a similar judging deal, which is causing some serious drama with confirmed judge Mariah Carey. Apparently Mimi was so upset that she hung up on producers who called to tell her they were considering Nicki as a potential candidate! It seems that Mariah was told that she would be the only woman on the panel, and it isn’t helping that she’d have to share the stage with a woman 13-years younger.