“I put all you bitches onto them good lace fronts,” Nicki Minajbrags in “The Boys” of her trend-setting love of wigs. Did she make us love wigs, or did the wigs make us love the Harajuku Barbie? Today marks Nicki’s 30th birthday, and as much as we admire her for her ability to switch up her hard edged flows with sugary sweet melodies, we’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate her creative tresses. From a geisha knotted updo, to a ’90s inspired high top fade, or her many cotton-candy pink pieces, Nicki keeps things exciting up top. It’s even said that she has a room exclusively dedicated for only her glorious wigs.
Wish Nicki a happy birthday today as you flip through this beautiful rainbow of hair flavors!
We’ve been all over the 40th American Music Awards, held last night at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Get to VH1 Tuner for all the coverage. Stick around here for a bit, if you’d like to know what went down there fashion wise, though. In a nutshell: great red carpet. No real missteps, except three people, as you’ll see in our next post, but with that many people at the event, that’s hardly a number to be worried about. We’re super excited about this best-dressed list, as these 10 ladies really brought their A-game. Taylor Swift leads the pack, ditching red lipstick again as she did at the MTV EMA’s last week. She wore a sexy Zuhair Murad Pre-Fall 2012 mini dress, with an open back and and gorgeous gold beading sewn in. Strappy Jimmy Choos and smoky eyes completed the sophisticated look. Nicki Minaj, floored us too, in a neon yellow Monique Lhuiller gown, very similar, but a lot cooler, than the one Julie Bowen wore to the Emmys this year. Wearing the same color, only hers was sunflower, was Kerry Washingtonin a midi length Stella McCartney Resort 2013 dress with fringe detailing, styled with coral pumps that matched her coral lips. Carrie Underwoodis next, looking fabulous in her purple beaded Abed Mahfouz Fall 2012 gown with rose-gold Jacob & Co. chandelier earrings. Kelly Rowland and Stacy Keiblerwent the same route with applique mini dresses, only Rowland’s was a Naeem Khan Fall 2012 dress while Keibler’s was a College Dinnigan number with a lot more embellishment, worn with Jimmy Choos, a Judith Leiber clutch and Neil Lane jewelry.
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Besties Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrisonboth made it on the list too, which is unusual, because they never synchronize like that. Which is a polite way of saying one of them always makes a bad sartorial decision when they both show up at an event together. We’ve fallen head over heels for the vintage silhouette and styling of Goodwin’s icy pink Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013 cocktail dress with her silver Jimmy Choos and her mirrored Judith Leiber clutch. Jennifer picked a black draped gown by Abed Mahfouz, just like Carrie Underwood. Rounding up the carrel are Pink and Heidi Klum, who both picked metallics, but to very different ends. Pink wore a stunning bronze Catherine Deane gown with a flowing skirt, and a laser cut leather bodice that looked like amour! Heidi wore a gold guipure lace mini dress from the Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2012 Couture collection with matching Christian Louboutin pumps and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. It was a lot of skin, but it’s Heidi’s skin so she can pull it off like a pro. Do you agree with our picks?
Well, the good news is that Nicki Minaj actually learnt something from her GMA performance last year. The disastrous one where her too-tight, too-low top slipped down to reveals her little Nicki’s while she was on camera a la Janet Jackson. Because now, while she’s still wearing her too-tight, too-low tops, she’s making sure that with the nipple-slips that are bound to happen, no nipple actually shows. Case in point her show yesterday at the Manchester Arena. Nicki’s on her ‘Roman Reloaded European 2012 Tour’ and she clearly knew she was going to bust some moves. So what did she do? She put on nipple patches, or nipple daises, on which were visible throughout the performance, as you can see in the picture above. What we’re baffled about is why she doesn’t go up a size? Surely a stylist — or Nicki looking in the mirror — would reveal that a nipple patch isn’t a fashion accessory? Like, “hey Nicki, your nipple daisy is popping out all the time so maybe you should change?” The good news is that she at least thwarted the actual deed from happening. Otherwise the headline of this piece would be very different! We’re still in awe of her gravity defying cleavage, though!
Only Tom Hanks could drop a filthy f-bomb on Good Morning America and have us find him more endearing. Maybe it’s that mustache? It’s very sweet in a dad way, very Mr. Belvedere on a long weekend. Maybe it’s because we know Hanks was trying to get into character to demonstrate his Cloud Atlas accent for host Elizabeth Vargas? “I want people to buy my f—ing…” Hanks growls. No, it’s because T. Hanks claps his hand over his mouth and bugs his eyes like a scandalized seven-year-old when he realizes his blunder. Don’t worry, Tom! We’ve heard (and seen) worse on-air celebrity gaffes. 10 of them, to be precise!
Vulture released it’s 25 Most Devoted Fan Bases list today, and you know we immediately clicked through to make sure they had Twihards on there. Of course they did, as well as Mad Men, Harry Potter and a host of other pop culture entities that turn fans into drooling, trembling puddles of love. We couldn’t help but notice that there were some obvious exclusions however, so we went ahead and hyped the fan bases who we think are more than rabid enough to make the list.
When it comes to being the leader of the Free World, it would probably behoove you to remain neutral on totally inconsequential pop culture feuds. Unfortunately, common sense behooves you to recognize Mariah Carey as the flawless diva genius she is, which is why we’re assuming President Obama decided to hype her on Michael Yo‘s radio show over Nicki Minaj. “Mariah. She’s actually done some events for us. I’ve gotten to know her and Nick [Cannon]. She’s a wonderful lady,” POTUS said when asked which of the two AI judges he preferred. According to TMZ, he added “Nicki, I don’t know, but I’ve got her on my iPod.” Shouldn’t have done that Mitt Romney shout out, girl!
Despite the explosive antagonism that two divas can bring to a reality competition show, Obama is certain Nicki and Mariah can make peace. “I think that they are going to be able to sort it out,” the President opined. “I am confident.” Says Obama, “I’m all about bringing people together, working for the same cause. I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they’re moving forward and not going backwards.” So basically if you continue this feud, ladies, you’re letting down the President. Something to think about when you notice the other one’s dressing room is 4″ inches wider or their mid-morning massage 30 seconds longer.
Well, if today’s conspiracy theorists are to be believed, we may have to wait a little longer for that Justin Bieber sex tape/spaghetti-and-milk recipe. Several sites, such as Oh No They Didn’t, are pointing to a number of clues on Twitter and VEVO that seem to indicate that the whole story of Bieber’s stolen laptop and phone — news he broke himself on Twitter earlier this week — is actually all a publicity stunt leading up to the release of his video with Nicki Minaj, “Beauty and a Beat.”
Again, it was Bieber himself who broke the news of the theft and then complained that there was personal footage on the lost devices.
That same night, a Twitter user named @gexwy tweeted at Bieber that he’d accessed his videos.
But those videos are just the kind of cute backstage antics that Bieber is always taking part in.
On last night’s The New Normal, the story revolved around a pretend wedding for elementary-schoolers Shania and Wilbur, who, after three and half weeks of courtship, felt it was time to put a ring on it. Bryan used this opportunity to live out his dreams of a wedding with David, making it a fabulous event that included lamb sliders and a dress made of leaves. Of course, no wedding is complete without a tearjerking speech. Instead, Rocky, played by NeNe Leakes, read the words of Shania’s favorite poet, Nicki Minaj.
“You always told me forget the haters, just get my money, just get my weight up,” quoted NeNe, from Nicki’s 2010 song “Right Thru Me.” You can watch the whole moving recitation in the video above. When the show aired, the Real Housewife tweeted “I live 4 Nikki chile.” Now we can only hope for a cameo of NeNe in the next Nicki Minaj video.
NeNe’s transition from reality star to actress has been quite the seamless one, and on The New Normal, we see her shine bright like the hilarious — and highly quotable — star she was born to be. In case you aren’t onboard with us yet, here are four reasons to watch NeNe as Rocky on The New Normal: Read more…
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 Mariahwaitressed 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.
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.