The new season of 'American Idol' premieres next week, and if you'll be watching along with us chances are it's because you want to see the drama between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. At Tuesday's TV Critics Press Tour, the two divas got into it again, trading barbs and shade. They had a tense exchange, but otherwise kept it cute.
"We’re professionals. Have you ever had an argument with someone you’ve worked with?" Minaj said after repeated questions Tuesday about her reported feud with new fellow judge Carey."This was sort of one-sided," interjected Carey, wearing a smile. "No, it wasn’t," snapped back Minaj. When later asked if they were getting along, Mariah had this to say; "The whole thing is convoluted ... It's a distraction from the show, and it's a distraction from the contestants and it's unfair to them. It shouldn't be about us."
I agree, but we all know that's not what the producers of the show want, even Nicki admitted the big draw of the show is the "drama."
I doubt this truce will last long, and frankly I see no problem with the two of them not being BFFs. In a 'Nightline' interview with Barbara Walters on Monday night, Carey was asked about a line in Nicki's song "Hell Yeah," where she says "I'm quick to check a bitch if she is out of line." Mariah responded with a quick, and hilarious, "Don't know. I didn't know she sang. I thought she rapped. Or whatever."
'American Idol' premieres it's 12th season on Wednesday January 16 at 8 p.m. on FOX, will you be watching?
Written by: Brittani
It wasn't a happy Thanksgiving for Halle Berry as her fiance Olivier Martinez fought with her ex boyfriend Gabriel Aubry at her Hollywood Hills home on Thursday. Aubry was arrested for investigation of battery and then released on $20,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on on December 13th.
According to reports, Gabriel arrived at Halle's home Thanksgiving morning to drop off their daughter Nahla, then he and Olivier got into an altercation. Martinez, 46, suffered a broken hand and neck injuries and Aubry, 36, received a broken rib and possible head injury.
Both were later treated at the hospital. "Gabriel attacked Olivier and Olivier defended himself," a source tells People. After he was released from the hospital he was booked for a private persons arrest for battery. Additionally, People confirms that an emergency protective order was granted requiring Aubry to stay 100 yards away from Berry, Martinez and Nahla.
Halle has been fighting to bring Nahla to France with her, but her request was denied by a judge last month. Berry maintained that France was a safer place for her and her child to live because the country has stronger paparazzi laws. No doubt that this may have played a part in the fight, but why are people blaming Halle for two grown ass men going WWF in her home?
My hope is that Nahla witnessed none of this and these people get it together for her sake.
Written by: Brittani
Just when we thought Elton John could be ANY bitchier, he out-bitches himself. Luckily for us, his rage always seems directed toward Madonna. So, here we go again.
During an interview with an Australian TV chat show which aired on Sunday night, the Bitter Queen Bitch was quite vocal about the other Bitter Queen Bitch, addressing Madonna's latest MDMA tour:
“Why is she such a nightmare? Her career is over, I can tell you that. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger c***.”
He continued, “If Madonna had any common sense, she would have made a record like Ray of Light, stayed away from the dance stuff, and just been a great pop singer and made great pop records, which she does brilliantly. But no, she had to prove that she was like…” There, Elton trailed off, but then continued, “And she looks like a f***ing fairground stripper.” He also complained, “She’s been so horrible to Gaga” — referring to Lady Gaga, who’s godmother to Elton’s son Zachary.
I've heard rumors about Matt Lauer disliking new-ish co-host, Ann Curry, who replaced Meredith Vieira last year. Now, soon after Matt signed on to stay with The Today Show, all hell is breaking loose because the ratings are down and the Olympics are coming up.
The New York Times reports that Curry, who replaced Meredith Vieira as co-anchor on NBC's morning show "Today" last year, is on her way out, with a decision coming as early as next week.
According to the Times, NBC executives are negotiating with Curry in an effort to find a different position for her, possibly as a foreign correspondent. The Times' Brian Stelter writes that Curry, who is reluctant to give up the position that she assumed a mere year ago, has hired attorney Robert Barnett, who represented Christiane Amanpour during her exit from ABC News' "This Week," to represent her in the negotiations.
One source told the Times that the network is hoping to complete Curry's departure by the Summer Olympics, which kick off in July, so the network -- which is airing the Olympics -- can move forward to the Games with a clean slate.
"They feel real pressure to get it done by the Olympics," the individual said.
If NBC does decide to replace Curry on "Today," concerns about waning ratings could be at the heart of it. In April, "Good Morning America" beat "Today" in total viewership for a full week, the first time that "GMA" could claim such a victory in 16 years.
And then we also had this snippiness from The Gawker waaaay back in March:
The subtext of that "rocky" transition, according to sources, is that Matt Lauer just "absolutely hates her" as a co-host and is fed up with watching Curry turn what was once NBC's most charismatic and engaging program into a joyless slog.
"Everybody knows she's gone," said one source. "Everybody knows she's gone," said another. "Everybody knows she's gone," said another.
But, if Curry can keep her damaged ego in check, there is also talk of repositioning her at NBC News as some sort of special foreign corespondent so she can get back to doing the more serious journalism she covets—and to keep her far, far away from most of the people she's annoyed during her Today Show stint.
So. Who's going to replace Ann Curry and where in the world will NBC hide her?
Good Lord. The Internets are alive with hatin' today. Britney vs. Gaga. Gaga vs. Madonna. (I'll add Chris Brown and Urrrsher vs. Michael Jackson just to be contrary...)
I am in full-body-eyeroll mode about now. People are flipping their ever-lovin' wigs over Lady Gaga's single, Born This Way, her blonde ponytail at the Grammy Awards last night, blah blah bloody BLAH.
I expect all of you to take notes during this lecture, and I'll be grading notebooks for accuracy and detail. The audio-visual department has kindly brought in a video-strip for us to watch. Lights out, please.
David. Motherfuckin'. Bowie. Okaaaay?
So, yeah. Leave your notebooks on my desk.
Oh, one more thing...it's only POP CULTURE.