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!
It was so much fun showing you Katy Perry‘s Top 20 Nail-Art Designs last week. We were inspired to do another round as we’re not quite done showing you fabulous tip tricks, so to speak! We know you’ve marvelled at some pretty awesome nail-art along with us over the years. Celebrities do tend to go all out with their manis before big events, just like La Perry. So here’s a fun little game we’ve put together for you. It’ll only work if you don’t cheat by clicking ahead. We’ve got pictures of some incredible nail-art but you’ll only find out which star the design belongs to by clicking on the next picture. See what we mean … you really can’t cheat or else the big reveal will be ruined. We’ve even given you handy little hints to make the guessing easier. Come and play with us! Start by clicking on the first picture in the gallery below. Have fun!
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According to Nicki Minaj‘s interview with Perez Hilton this week, she’s “still considering” her reality TV options, but all signs point to some Nicki-based reality programming coming our way soon. Explained Minaj,“I will say that I find the more people see, is the more they understand, and then it’s the more they like you. When you pull them in your world, they see you as a real person. I’m not running away from it anymore.” Good to hear, because according to Deadline, Nicki is already shooting for E! “The plan is to do specials with her, not a whole series,” a source claims, reporting that the “Pound The Alarm” star will be making three specials to air this fall. Honestly, we’re torn about the whole idea. On one hand…of course. These specials will obviously be a delight. On the other hand, we’re sort of reluctant to let our bubblegum hip-hop realness get in our reality TV, and vice versa. At least without a lot of contemplation first.
Nicki Minaj made a splash in New York yesterday when she launched her fragrance “Pink Friday” with appearances on The View and a visit to Macy’s on Herald Square. With a name like that, it wouldn’t have been hard to guess what color she’d wear to all the promotions, right? Exactamundo — pink. The fragrance is supposedly, “a blend of sweet florals, vanilla and musk” but get this — the bottle basically looks like a bust of Nicki. It’s been created to look like her, as you can see in both pictures above. So, in other words, the bottle is terrifying because it’s like that moment when the Terminator grows out of molten metal to look like a human being. Love Nicki … but imagine waking up in the middle of the night and having that bottle staring right at you? The bottle also comes with a custom gold ‘Nicki Minaj‘ nameplate necklace, which is supposed to make up for the scary Nicki-bottle. Nicki seems to thinks so, telling MTV News that, “My fans are going to spaz out when they see this.”
We’re also a bit confused as to what she was trying to achieve here with the wardrobe. Because the top half is all pink with kaleidoscopic swirls and vintage Barbz, but then she goes and puts on a pink Captain’s hat and tight, nautical-striped pants and goes and proceeds to salute everyone, as you can see below. Saucy sailor? Can we call her Cap’n from now on? And if we did, would she give us those blue suede ankle boots? Nicki also explained the genesis of the fragrance saying, “I’ve been thinking about [a fragrance] for like, the last two years actually; I knew I was going to call it Pink Friday. I didn’t know I would have a pink wig on the bottle until I met with the fragrance company and they asked me what I wanted my bottle to look like and I said — is there any way we can put a pink wig on it? They said, ‘You know what? Let’s try,’ and they came back with sketches and I was floored that they actually nailed it, I couldn’t stop looking at the sketches.” And we can’t stop looking at the bottle, so mission accomplished!
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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 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 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!
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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!
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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…
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