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'American Idol' Recap: Power Ranking The Top 10

March 8th, 2013 12:07pm EST
American Idol Top 10
This year will be ‘Idol’s’ hardest to handicap in half-a-decade. Without a cute guy playing an acoustic guitar poorly on which to rely, this year’s power rankings promises to be as topsy as it is turvy. In other words, this should be the most exciting completion in years, if it weren’t for the fact that there isn’t really a standout performer that’s worth feeling excitement about.

Oh well, at least it will be changeable.

But before we get to the power rankings, there’s the matter of last night’s 90-minute results show travesty to discuss. Even worse, one recappers ill-fated decision to wa...

'American Idol' Recap: Curtis Finch Jr. Stands Out In Top 10 Men Semi-Final

March 7th, 2013 12:07pm EST
'American Idol' Recap: Curtis Finch Jr. The Only Standout In Top
The guys of this season’s ‘American Idol’ need no introduction, mostly because they don’t deserve an introduction. They’re just a bunch of mediocre talents with one standout. None of whom the producers particularly want to win.

So who was the best of the worst? Read on to find out.

Elijah Liu Sang “Stay” by Rihanna

Keith Said: I thought that was a really great start to the show.

Nicki Said: I think I would be willing to stay.

Randy Said: It never left first gear. It just lay there flat.

Mariah Said: I liked this a lot. I felt it was one of your better performances.

The Verdict:


'American Idol' Recap: Semi-Finals Go Live With Top Ten Girls

March 6th, 2013 11:11am EST
Breanna Steer performs in front of the judges on AMERICAN IDOL
It’s clear this year that the producers want a girl to win. They’re craving it. They’re desperate for it. They’re so in need of a girl to snap the cute guy with guitar streak that there isn’t even a cute guy with a guitar to be seen this year! Or even one with much talent.

That leaves last night’s performers with the staunch task of justifying the producers’ stacking this season’s lineup in the females’ favor. So who answered the producers calls and who left them hanging?

Let’s find out, shall we?

Zoanette Sang “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” by Tina Turner

Keith Said: I love the way y...

Nicki Minaj 'Never' Had Surgery On Her Face, Doesn't Mention Butt Implant Rumors

March 1st, 2013 6:30pm EST
Nicki Minaj
With her ever-changing looks it's difficult for fans to decipher whether Nicki Minaj has had any plastic surgery. Particularly, it's been rumored she's had a nose job. The pop star recently came forward to set the record straight.

"I've never had surgery on my face," she told "Extra." "When people see my makeup they think all types of crazy things that I'm doing to my skin, but it's makeup."

It's no surprise the "American Idol" judge claims makeup helps transform her look. She recently teamed up with MAC to greate the VIVA Glam makeup line. That's one way to sell it to fans!

She didn't a...

Heidi Klum Let It All Hang Out At Elton John's Academy Awards Viewing Party

February 25th, 2013 9:30am EST
Heidi Klum
Several celebs who were unable to get into the Academy Awards did the second best thing - they attended the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at the Pacific Design Center.

Heidi Klum made quite a statement in a gold beaded dress that revealed massive cleavage. We think her low-cut gown may have crossed the line just a little bit. Rapper Nicki Minaj also showed off her curves in a white strapless mini dress.

Miley Cyrus, on the other hand, looked elegant in a simple white gown with a cut out in the back. "Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev also stunned in a...

Nicki Minaj 'Not Worried About' Grammy Awards Snub

January 31st, 2013 5:27pm EST
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is adamant she wasn't upset when she failed to score a single Grammy nomination this year, because the awards are not a "big deal."

The Starships hit-maker received three nods last year, but wasn't included in the shortlist for the upcoming 2013 ceremony.  Nevertheless, Minaj insists she would rather boast a sell-out tour than another trophy for her mantelpiece.

She tells the Associated Press, "I think that the Grammys had a different reason (for not giving me a nomination), that I do not want to discuss... and that's just between me and them. But I respect their organization...

Nicki Minaj Walks Off 'American Idol' After Feud With... Randy Jackson?!

January 24th, 2013 3:03pm EST
American Idol
Last night was supposed to be the American Idol episode we were waiting for: Nicki Minaj would finally have her spat with Mariah Carey. However, instead we got her argument with a different judge.

Soon after taping started on the new season, a video was leaked of Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey getting into a shouting match after a contestant's tryout. 

So when promotions for the upcoming episode hinted at Minaj fighting and leaving the set, we figured we were finally going to see the infamous showdown. Instead, we got Nicki walking off set after getting angry with Randy Jackson.

Jackson wa...

'American Idol' Recap: A Blow-by-Blow of Nicki vs. Mariah

January 24th, 2013 7:59am EST
And here’s when it all went down.

It took nothing more than a girl to say she used to sing country music to turn Nicki Minaj into a rambling crazy person. Well, even more of a rambling crazy person than she normally is. I wasn’t anything like that to be the moment that spurred the fight that dominated tabloids back when they filmed these auditions, but apparently Ms. Minaj can’t deal with constructive criticism…directed at others.

Let’s backtrack. A pretty girl with a pretty voice and the pretty name Summer (see more below) came in for her audition and mentioned she sang country music for...

'American Idol' Recap: New Season, New Judges, New Fighting

January 17th, 2013 9:34am EST
This year’s ‘Idol’ is going to be a battle of the producers vs. the publicists.

The constant bickering and fighting between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey is likely to cause both parties to emit fluids. While the publicists sweat, hoping that their clients will stop making themselves look bad and possibly alienate an America that doesn’t want to see rich people fight for no reason and be unpleasant, the producers are salivating. Their mouths watering at the prospect of a season that renews a judge rivalry extinct since Simon and Paula stopped yelling at each other almost five years ago.


Nicki Minaj Talks Mariah Carey Fued On 'Ellen': 'I Overcompensated By Being Crazier'

January 15th, 2013 4:03pm EST
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj revealed that one of her defense mechanisms is getting crazy, which is why she exploded at Mariah Carey in an infamous American Idol video.

While talking to Ellen DeGeneres on her show, Minaj said she didn't believe all of the rumors over Carey being furious about her hiring. However, it didn't take long for Minaj to feel "a little bit of the shade."

Nicki responded to Carey by getting "crazy," telling Ellen, "I just kind of overcompensated by being crazier. If you know somebody maybe doesn’t like you, now you’re going to really go in... it’s like a defense mechanism, it’s r...

Nicki Minaj & Hairstylist Split!

January 11th, 2013 11:20am EST
Nicki Minaj
Talk about a hairy situation! Terrence Davidson, Nicki Minaj's hairstylist for the past 3 years, has decided to leave Nicki due to "creative differnces." That's right, all of those crazy wigs and rainbow styles, Terrence was the mane man. He even went as far to release an official statement which you can find below. Hmmm, I wonder how Nicki will feel about this one!

“I would like to inform the media and supporters that I’ve decided to step away as hair stylist and wig creator for Nicki Minaj. It has been an amazing experience offering me a chance to express my creativity and exhibit my lov...

Nicki Minaj Warns Rappers To Stay Away From 'Idol'

January 10th, 2013 3:38pm EST
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has warned aspiring rappers not to take their chances on American Idol because she is convinced hip-hop fans need "credible" and "authentic" stars.

The rapper/singer has joined the panel for the latest series of the TV talent show alongside Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and longtime judge Randy Jackson.

However, Minaj is adamant fellow rappers should not be included in the competition and urges aspiring hip-hop stars not to bother auditioning for the show.

During a press junket this week to promote the latest series, Minaj told reporters, "This is definitely not a rap competit...

Nicki Minaj & Adam Levine To Launch Clothing Lines At Kmart

January 10th, 2013 10:57am EST
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is expanding her empire by launching her own fashion collection at Kmart.  The rapper will unveil apparel and accessories at the store and on

The deal is similar to one fostered by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who is also developing his own lifestyle brand.

Minaj released the following statement: I am so excited to work with this iconic, mass retailer and to bring affordable fashion to my beautiful barbz (fans) all across the U.S."

Both Minaj and Levine's clothing lines are expected to launch later this year.

Minaj and Levine may be united for Kmart but th...

Nicki Minaj Reveals Her Favorite 'American Idol' Contestant

January 9th, 2013 5:02pm EST
Nicki Minaj at her Christmas Extravaganza
The new judges for American Idol met the Television Critics Association today. Nicki Minaj is one of three new judges replacing Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, and though the show is only in audition stages, Minaj described one of her favorite acts.

“Nobody else thought she could sing,” Minaj said. “Big Crazy Baby, Obama girl. No one else thought she could sing and I kept on hearing she had potential. Everyone saw her as a crazy character and I can relate to that because when you have a crazy outgoing character, people don’t see your talent. By the time we were in Hollywood, they said, ‘Y...

Mariah Carey Talks Nicki Minaj Feud And 'American Idol'

January 9th, 2013 9:38am EST
Mariah Carey singing at the Christmas tree lighting in Rockefell
When Fox presented a panel on American Idol to the Television Critics Association, many reporters wanted some dirt about the reported feud between new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. The singers assured reporters they had mended fences, and didn’t want to go into detail. Carey herself preferred to focus on the Idol contestants.

“The whole thing is convoluted,” Carey said. “It’s a distraction from the show and from the contestants and I think it’s unfair to them. It shouldn’t be about any of us sitting up here.”

Carey has collaborated with Minaj in the music world as well. “Nicki and ...

Nicki Minaj Shows Off Her Bumpin' Booty In A Tight, Black Lace Dress

January 9th, 2013 8:30am EST
Nicki Minaj
The TCA Winter Press tour is always chock full of celebrities. The Fox network held its all-star party at the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, Calif., and new "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj showed off her curvy figure in a tight black lace dress.

The hip hop star's co-judge and frenemy Mariah Carey did not attend the event.

Minaj has admitted she was reluctant to join "American Idol" because she feared becoming too famous. She recently told the Hollywood Reporter, "Sometimes you are afraid of being too famous because it's almost, like, is that even cool? Being that accessi...

5 Celebrities Who Could Have Used Some Bra Advice From The 'Double Divas' On Lifetime

January 5th, 2013 10:00am EST
Hayden Panettiere
Have you ever had, or witnessed, a bra-tastrophe – when something goes totally wrong with a bra? It's just another thing that women have to manage while getting dressed every day. Celebrities try to avoid wardrobe malfunctions, but they happen all too often, and unfortunately the public can't keep their eyes off the trainwrecks.

Hayden Panettiere attended the Golden Globes HBO after party in 2011 wearing a blue dress that showed off just a little more than she intended - her pasties. Oops! Although she tried to avoid showing off her nipple, it seems like she needed a little professional he...

Nicki Minaj Fears 'American Idol' Will Make Her 'Too Famous'

January 4th, 2013 8:34am EST
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj had reservations about joining American Idol as she worries the hit TV talent show will make her "too famous."

The "Super Bass" hit-maker fears she may lose fans and even her hip-hop credentials by taking a seat on the judging panel of the reality series.

She tells The Hollywood Reporter, "(Before joining) I had a lot of talks with people - my family, my best friends, my label, (mentor) Lil Wayne, management and then the producers."

"(There is) a judgmental culture in hip-hop. Sometimes you are afraid of being too famous because it's almost, like, is that even cool? Being ...

A Golden Nicki Minaj, Leather-Clad Taylor Swift & More Celebs Rock The New Year (Photos)

January 2nd, 2013 12:00pm EST
Nicki Minaj
Celebrities enjoy celebrating on New Year's Eve just as much as everyone else. Nicki Minaj rang in 2013 at PURE Nightclub at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

The singer wore a skintight gold dress, sparkly platform heels, and a blonde wig. Her New Year's resolution? Keeping one particular obession under control. "I'm not buying anymore shoes," she said on the red carpet.

When the clock struck midnight, the hip hop star greeted clubgoers with "Happy New Year" and a champagne toast while fireworks burst into the sky.

On the opposite coast, Taylor Swift performed during "New Year's Rockin' Eve...

Fifty Shades Of 2012: Year Of The Bondage-Inspired Outfit

December 31st, 2012 7:30pm EST
Anne Hathaway
E.L. James' 2011 novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller list in 2012, inspiring millions of women (and men) to pick up a copy and read about the passionate, bondage-filled affairs of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

The book took on formerly taboo subjects and had everyone talking this year, even the celebrities.

Stars were spotted at the beach or out-and-about carrying copies of the book, Oprah called it her "guilty pleasure" (apologies if you just threw up in your mouth a little bit), and Megan Fox read the book to a dolphin in a parody commercial for ...

Nicki Minaj Avoids Another Wardrobe Malfunction In A Very Cleavage-Baring Catsuit

December 28th, 2012 3:59pm EST
Nicki Minaj
Continuing with 2012's Fifty Shades of Grey bondage-themed fashions, rapper Nicki Minaj was spotted wearing a very cleavage-revealing, skin-tight catsuit with some very S&M looking shoulder pads on Christmas Day.

The "Super Bass" singer held a "Christmas Extravaganza" party at New York City's Webster Hall; and although she's been very prone to wardrobe malfunctions in the past, she averted any potential nip-slips despite her plunging neckline.

Nicki is set to end 2012 with a big party at Las Vegas' PURE nightclub, where she'll host a New Year's Eve celebration. And she'll rake in a cool $...

The Worst Fashion Fails In 2012

December 21st, 2012 1:07pm EST
Nicki Minaj
Even celebrities can't look perfect every day. However, it takes a special disaster to be remembered for your fashion blunder for the rest of the year. Here are the Worst Fashion Fails In 2012:

Nicki Minaj: We could probably construct a list entirely out of Nicki's fashion choices this year, but that wouldn't be fair to the others. It was a growing list of cries of attention, with the zenith being her red church outfit - complete with pope.

Christina Aguilera: Fair or not, Xtina's weight was a topic of a lot of discussion in the previous years. This unflattering pair of jeans featur...

Celebrities You Won't Miss When The World Ends On December 21, 2012

December 20th, 2012 7:58pm EST
Kim Kardashian
When the current baktun of the Mayan calendar comes to a close on December 21, 2012, many prophecies say the world will end.

Mind you, this prophecy comes from a race of people who couldn't predict their own civilization's end, so how credible are they in predicting the end of the world in our time?

The sun will rise and life will probably go on as usual tomorrow, but for now we've come up with a list of celebrities that -- if the world does end -- you won't miss.

Like Kim Kardashian, above.

Honey Boo Boo

Lady Gaga

Kanye West



Cast of Jer...

50 Hottest Celebrity Women Of 2012

December 14th, 2012 8:42am EST
Hottest Celebrity Women of 2012
They've delighted us on stage, on screen and on the red carpet - they're the hottest women of 2012!

One of them, Rihanna, keeps making headlines for her mysterious relationship with Chris Brown. She sucks us in with her number-one songs and controversial Twitter photos.

British royal Kate Middleton has always turned heads, but now that she's pregnant she's captured the hearts of even more fans all over the world (and the leaked topless photos earlier this year didn't hurt).

At 43 Jennifer Lopez is one of the oldest women on our list, but she still knows how to dominate the stage in skint...

The Top 10 Celebrity Twitter Feuds Of 2012

December 12th, 2012 12:07pm EST
Kim Kardashian and Jon Hamm
There have been celebrity feuds since there have been celebrities, but before the rise of social media these feuds were held through snappy comments in magazines and newspapers. Now, with the popularity of Twitter, millions can watch their favorite celebrities duke it out in real-time! These are the Top 10 Celebrity Twitter Feuds of 2012!

Jon Hamm vs Kim Kardashian

This petty feud started when Hamm told Elle in an interview, “Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f—ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re...

Nicki Minaj Turns 30 - See Some Of Her Craziest Looks!

December 8th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Nicki Minaj
It's a big day for Nicki Minaj - she turns 30 today! The hip hop star was born Onika Tanya Maraj on December 8, 1982, in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago.

The singer has been making waves recently for her upcoming stint as a judge on "American Idol." She had a highly publicized spat with her co-judge Mariah Carey and later got into a Twitter feud with ex-judge Steven Tyler.

Season 12 of the singing competition kicks off in January, and country star Keith Urban also joins the panel. We can't wait to see the sparks fly!

Check out some of Nicki's craziest fashion since she hit the spotlight...

Steven Tyler Apologizes To Nicki Minaj, Says He's Not A Racist

November 29th, 2012 8:57am EST
Steven Tyler
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who stepped down as a judge on "American Idol" earlier this year, started a Twitter feud with Nicki Minaj earlier this week when he suggested she would not be able to spot the next great artist if he showed up on stage in front of her.

He tweeted, "If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield. Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out."

Tyler has since issued a public apology and insists his comments have been misconstrued because he never intended to insult Minaj.

Minaj promptly fired bac...

Nicki Minaj Tells Ex 'Idol' Judge Steven Tyler To 'F' Himself In Twitter Feud

November 27th, 2012 9:56am EST
Nicki Minaj
The new season of "American Idol" hasn't even aired yet, but Nicki Minaj is making a lot of people angry, including former judge Steven Tyler.

The Aerosmith singer commented on the animosity between Minaj and Mariah Carey, saying they should get along for the benefit of the contestants.

He tweeted, "I know that they've got something going on on the judges' panel; it shouldn't be that, it should be the opposite. They should have something going on, which is called 'camaraderie'.

"These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they're in New York City, they're scared...

Shining and Falling Stars: Snooki & Nicki Minaj

November 25th, 2012 11:00am EST
Shining Star: Snooki: Although the Jersey Shore star; known for her poof hairstyle and partying doesn’t exactly have the best reputation, this week she’s our Shining star! The reality star is celebrated her 25th birthday Friday November 23rd. She’s known for her drunken antics and love for house music on the MTV show “Jersey Shore”, but in real life she’s not just a reality star- she’s also an author, and now she’s a MOM! Snooki and her fiancé, Jionni LaValle, welcomed their bundle of joy into the world in August. Baby Lorenzo is now a few months old, and Mama Snooki couldn’t be happier! Sh...

Nicki Minaj Suffers Another Nip Slip On Live TV

November 21st, 2012 1:05pm EST
Nicki Minaj
Rapper Nicki Minaj is still having trouble containing herself while wearing low-cut tops.

The "Come On A Cone" singer, who recently released an extended version of her second album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up", guest starred on BET talk show 106 & Park and suffered her latest wardrobe malfunction while discussing her new album.

We can't help but wonder if it wasn't a stunt to drum up a little publicity for the new album, as everyone's surely talking about it now.

Wearing a skin-tight pair of pink pants and a black bra bedazzled in candy and confections (umm, didn't Katy Per...

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