Shocking exactly no one, both Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj announced on Twitter Thursday that they won't be returning to American Idol after serving a single, dysfunctional season as judges on the show. First came Maria's announcement: "With the global success of 'Beautiful' her management tweeted, "Mariah Carey confirms world tour and says goodbye to Idol." A few hours later, Nicki tweeted her thanks to Idol for the "life-changing experience," saying she "wouldn't trade it for the world."
Michael Jackson wanted to date Katie Couric. She says, "Boteach called me in my office... He said, 'Katie, I have a question for you. Are you seeing anyone?' I said, 'Actually, I am seeing someone)' because I had a boyfriend at the time. He said, 'Oh, that's a shame... Michael said to me, That's the kind of girl I would like to go out with...' and I said, "that's very flattering but I am seeing someone... Will you tell him how flattered I am and what a nice compliment that is?'"
Lance Bass is scared for Amanda Bynes. He tells CBS, “Amanda was a great friend of mine. In fact, I produced one of her last films, ‘Love Wrecked,’ so I got to spend some great time with her. It's one of those situations where obviously there are some mental problems there and she’s not able to see that. We all are ... and no one’s able to get to her, so I’m actually really scared for her, and I hope someone is able to get to her to be able to get her the help she needs.” Amanda responded: I ignored Lance Bass on twitter and now he is saying I have a mental illness. Sorry you're an ugly ex boy band member w/ no talent or career
Just when you thought Justin Bieber’s paternity drama was behind him, another woman is now claiming that the Biebs is the father of her two-year-old daughter. A 27-year-old from Europe is claiming that she got pregnant after a fun-filled night with Bieber in Miami Beach in February 2010 -- when the pop star was 15. Star magazine has published a text exchange that allegedly took place between the two, in which Bieber calls the romp "our little secret." The woman apparently kept quiet because she wanted to protect the child and her family from the spotlight. Bieber's camp says the story is completely false.
Adam Levine is trying to explain his "I hate this country" remark. Levine muttered the sentence Tuesday night after two of his favored singers Sarah Simmons and Judith Hill were shockingly eliminated on The Voice. His remark drew quick reaction online, with some criticizing Levine and others defending his comment as a joke. For his part, Levine responded on Twitter with dictionary definitions of the words "joke," "humorous," "lighthearted," and "misunderstood." Later, he released a statement saying, "I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration."
Amanda Bynes was arrested Thursday night at her New York apartment for reckless endangerment. Officers responding to a report of a disorderly person arrested her at her Manhattan high-rise apartment after she allegedly smoked pot in the lobby of her apartment building and threw a bong out the window. Fox 5 News reports that the former child star, 27, was charged with tampering with evidence, reckless endangerment, and marijuana possession.
Conan O'Brien posted a response to Taylor Swift's video for "22" on YouTube this week, suggesting the singer's idea of what it's like to be 22 is a far cry from most people actually experience. Taylor's video shows her partying with her attractive friends in a swanky pad. Conan calls out Swift for her decked-out apartment, and continues, "I didn't see any ramen noodles in that video. That's all you're eating when you're 22." Conan later laments about Swift's supposed big night out, making an intentionally out-of-touch St. Elmo's Fire reference. He then concludes, "When you're 22, you don't even go outside. There's nowhere to go, there's no one to talk to, you don't even have a girlfriend. That's what it's like for everybody when they're 22. Everybody."
"Springfield," a Simpsons-inspired theme park is coming to Universal Studios Orlando. The pre-existing Simpsons Ride will be the centerpiece, but a number of staples from Homer’s hometown have been added. Krusty Burgers and Duff's Beer will be served throughout the park. Universal did not announce an opening date, but said doors would open sometime this summer.
Paris Hilton has signed with Cash Money Records and will release music alongside labelmates like Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne. Yes, seriously. The 32-year-old promises her sophomore album will be "a lot different" from her first, the self-titled Paris, which was released in 2006 to underwhelming reviews. In case you're still having trouble believing it, the news was tweeted by Birdman of Young Money Cash Money Billionaires himself. On Wednesday, he wrote: "Welcome @ParisHilton to tha Family. RichgangRichgirl. YMCMB."
Ghostbusters 3 is getting closer and closer to its theater debut! Bill Murray has continued to deny ANY hint of enthusiasm for the reboot, but that doesn't mean Dan Akykroyd isn't gearing up to deliver some supernatural good fun to fans. In fact, Dan is SO excited that he has already dished on the premise of the 2014 Highly anticipated sequel. Dan spilled: " Basically, there's research being done [and] the world that we live in - our four planes of existence: length, height, width and time - become threatened by some of the research that's being done. Ghostbusters - new Ghostbusters - have to come and solve the problem." NEW GHOSTBUSTERS???! Rumor is those new ghostbusters may be played by Seth Rogen and Jack Black
Lots of us would love for Will Smith to come out with new music, even Kanye West! The unlikely duo admits to recently Gettin' Jiggy wit It together in the studio! In an interview, Will just revealed: "I've been messing around with Kanye. We went in the studio a couple times, so I might get the bug. I'm not going to do it unless I'm truly inspired, but he's been pushing me a little bit."
Nikki Sixx called out Kim Kardashian’s terrible timing Monday night as a miles wide monster tornado destroyed a suburb near Oklahoma City. After the Motley Crue bassist tweeted a message about Red Cross relief for the town, Kardashian used the medium to plug her makeup line. She wrote, “Love that I can gradually build the perfect bronzed glow I want with #Kardashian Sun Kissed Tan Extenders.” The fed-up rocker then captured an image of Kardashian’s tweet and wrote, “Pick your priority or pick your poison. Pretty embarrassing screen shot Kim,” adding, “Isn't your 15 minutes up…
Jon Bon Jovi recently took a shot at stars like Justin Bieber, who are late for their concerts. He tells the London Evening Standard, "Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new. They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives - or in that kid's case, 80 minutes of their lives. Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won't have you back. It's really not cool - you're an a**hole. Go to f**kin' work!
Jessie James lost his finger yesterday. He tells TMZ, "I was working in the shop today and my glove got caught into one of the machines and just smashed it, took my finger off. I didn't even know my finger had got cut off until I got five steps away and I was like, 'Oh man, I think my finger got cut off.' My wife) and I were on the floor looking around for the piece of finger so we could put it on ice and haul a** (hurry) to the hospital. They (doctors) said it's gone. They're gonna take a skin graft off the chunk of finger and just sew it back on (the injured stump)... They're totally trying to give me morphine but I'm like, 'No, I'm fine, I'm cool, I'm all right. I'll just take the pain'. I'm fine... It's not that bad, dude."
FOX confirmed Monday that Kelly Rowland and Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio are the new judges on The X Factor, joining Demi Lovato and, of course, Simon Cowell. “It’s taken more than a decade, but I’m delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!),” said Simon. "Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel." Meanwhile, Rowland expressed how "very excited" she is to be working with Simon again.
It's official: Seth MacFarlane will not be hosting the Oscars again next year. MacFarlane tweeted the news himself, saying, he "tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep." The Family Guy guy got mixed reviews when he hosted this year's show. Critics slammed him for being sexist, while fans gushed about his comedic brilliance. But who will host next year? MacFarlane has a suggestion: Joaquin Phoenix.
Miley Cyrus and Rihanna are totally down for a makeout session... with each other. When Vibe magazine asked Miley if she'd hook up with Rihanna, the former Hannah Montana star coyly answered, "We'll see. It depends." However, she then took to Twitter and wrote, "I changed my mind. The answer is definitely 'yes'." Naturally, the paparazzi asked Rihanna's thoughts were. Her response: "Tell her to call me."
Taylor Swift ruled at last night's Billboard Music Awards. The singer won eight awards, including Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album for Red. "You're the longest and best relationship I've ever had," the notorious serial dater jokingly told the audience. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber was also a big winner... and loser. He earned three awards, but heard boos when named the fan-voted Milestone award. He defended himself by saying, "I'm an artist and I should be taken seriously, and all this other bull should not be spoken."
Beyonce is pregnant with baby No. 2, several sources have confirmed to E! However, Beyonce isn't one of those sources. In fact, she slammed the rumors by posting -- then quickly deleting -- a harsh message on Instagram: "I can't stop the rumors from starting, and I can't really change people's minds who believe them. All I can do is sit back and laugh at these low life people who have nothing better to do than talk about me." Interestingly, the singer did not deny the pregnancy reports.
Carson Daly confirmed Shakira's departure from The Voice, but it turns out that wasn't the whole juicy story! The Hips Don't Lie singer will skip out on season five to tend to her beautiful baby, but she is thankfully signed on to return for Season Six! In fact the whole judge's panel is getting back together! Shakria, Usher, Adam, and Blake are coming back next year. But don't cry Christina and Cee-Lo fans, they will both be back this fall.
Will.I.Am is the producer for Britney Spears' 8th album and is making sure her it will be her most personal yet. At Will's request, the 2 have been hanging out and getting to know each other personally for MONTHS before the recording even starts! Will.i.am said: "We start next week. Before we even start we've had these juicy sessions, where we've been bonding, building the trust and comfort. I've never worked like this before – not even the Peas."
According to US Weekly, Madonna gave former bestie Gwyneth Paltrow the silent treatment at this year’s Met Gala, , instead choosing to chat up the actress' gal pal Beyonce all night long! While she and Gwyneth haven’t exactly been on speaking terms since their 2009 fall out, we suppose the actress could’ve had it much worse. A source revealed:“She chatted with Beyonce for most of the evening and didn’t even glance at Gwyneth… Everyone talked about it… Madonna would sh*t on her, over and over. She feels Gwyneth abandoned her. Now Madonna will do anything to make her suffer.”
Model Michael Girgenti has written an open letter to Kourtney Kardashian claiming he and not Scott fathered her son, Mason. The letter reads: “This is Kourtney’s last chance. My next step will be to take her to court and sue her for a paternity test. I’m tired of not knowing if Mason is my child, and I want the constant wondering to end. My attentions are not to hurt the family you’ve created with Scott. But at the same time, Mason deserves to know the truth. I tried to contact Kourtney via BlackBerry Messenger, with no response. I also made an attempt to reach her through the media, with no luck, but kept thinking that eventually the truth would come out.”
Sean Combs has Been Around the World, but sometimes the scariest place to drive is West Hollywood! Diddy was dropped off at a club by his bodyguard, but minutes after leaving the rapper at the ultra-exclusive club something HORRIBLE happened! Sheriffs pulled over the bodyguard, approaching the vehicle with their guns drawn! Cops then ordered the bodyguard and a passenger out of P. Diddy's vehicle, made them lay on the ground, and searched the car. Someone had apparently dialed 911 and told police that the rapper's vehicle was filled with firearms, but cops found nothing of the sort!
First, Rihanna. Now Chris Brown and rival Drake are fighting over someone who has passed away. Brown announced yesterday that he'll be using a previously unreleased vocal track from the late Aaliyah on a new song called "They Don't Know." Just last year, Drake used Aaliyah's vocals on a track called "Enough Said." "They Don't Know" will be featured on Brown's upcoming album X, which is due July 16. Living, breathing collaborators on the album include Nicki Minaj, Timbaland, Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar.
Captain Kirk singing?! Star Trek's Chris Pine, along with Jake Gyllendaal, may boldly go... into the world of musical theater. The two A-list hunks are in discussions to join Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in a movie musical Into The Woods. For those not familiar with it, Into The Woods takes a dark look at what happened to our favorite fairy tale couples after the "Happily Ever After." Behind the camera will be Rob Marshall, Oscar-winning director of Chicago.
ABC has announced the next season of Dancing with the Stars will not feature a results show and each week's elimination results will be folded into the ballroom dancing competition's two-hour Monday night broadcasts.
Angelina Jolie has revealed she underwent a double mastectomy after genetic tests showed she had a high risk of developing breast cancer. The 37-year-old actress had the surgery in February and completed the last of the follow-up procedures in April, she says in a New York Times piece called "My Medical Choice." "I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy," says Jolie in the column appearing Tuesday. "But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer." Brad Pitt who has 2 children with Jolie stayed by her side the whole way. "I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive," she writes. "So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition."
Pitt was with her "for every minute of the surgeries," and even during the difficult times, "We managed to find moments to laugh together." "We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has," she writes. Jolie, whose mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, died at age 56 in 2007 after a long battle with cancer, says tests found she had a "faulty gene." Doctors gave her an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, she says. Jolie describes in detail her surgery and follow-up procedures, including receiving implants, and that now her children "see nothing that makes them uncomfortable." "They can see my small scars and that's it," she writes. "Everything else is just Mommy, the same as she always was. And they know that I love them and will do anything to be with them as long as I can.
"On a personal note," she continues, "I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity."
It sucks to be Justin Bieber this week. First off, all the cash earnings from his concert in South Africa were stolen. Thieves reportedly tunneled into the safe room at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg and made off with $330,000. Meanwhile, Selena Gomez confirmed to Boston's Kiss 108 that she is single and would like it if someone asked her on an ice cream date. Lastly, Justin's given up on retrieving his pet monkey that was seized by customs officials in Germany. The pop star's lawyers told the center housing the monkey that they are willing to let him go.
Jimmy Fallon will take over the Tonight Show on Monday, February 24th. Carrie Underwood's 'Sound of Music' will air live on NBC on December 5th.
Don't put them in direct sunlight! Don't let them get wet! And whatever you do, DON'T feed them after midnight! Well, it looks like someone got the original 1984 horror comedy Gremlins wet, because it has spawned another one! This is not going to be part 3, this is going to be a remake! There is no word yet on who will write the film.
Nick Lachey has taken a swipe at ex-wife Jessica Simpson's dad. He told Bravo's Andy Cohen on Tuesday night, "The best thing about not having Joe Simpson as a father in-law is I don't have to play grab a** under the table on Easter Sunday." Joe Simpson, who has been dogged by reports that he's gay and dating a young male model, recently finalized his divorce from Jessica's mom Tina. Lachey also revealed that he hasn't spoken to Jessica in about six years and that their marriage was like "another lifetime."
In the new issue of InStyle magazine, Selena Gomez says that dating Justin Bieber in the public eye was "crazy and intense." The singer-actress admits it made her uncomfortable that everyone knew so much about her personal life. She also touched on their split, noting that breakups are normal for someone her age to go through, and that both she and Justin are doing "very well." Selena also noted that while she's not putting any energy into dating, she's not ruling romance out. "I'm from Texas," she joked, "so I should be married with children already."
Adam Levine of Maroon Five has signed a development deal with NBC. Already a favorite of the network thanks to his gig on The Voice, Levine will be creating scripted and other programming with manager-partner Jordan Feldstein, who also happens to be Jonah Hill's brother. Since joining The Voice, Levine has landed roles in film (the forthcoming Can a Song Save Your Life?) and TV (American Horror Story), as well as a hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this past January.
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Carrie Underwood will replace Faith Hill and sing the new Sunday Night Football theme for NBC. Carrie says, "For me, it just always seemed like something that would be fun to do. To watch Faith do it week after week, to see that hype for the game, it's something that's so cool."
Rihanna allegedly dumped Chris Brown because he saw his ex, Karrueche Tran. A source tells Hollywoodlife.com, “When Chris was in NYC celebrating a friend’s birthday, Rihanna found out that Karrueche was in town. She found out that they met up and saw each other and so she dumped Chris. Rihanna was supposed to take some time and go to Vegas for his birthday before that all happened.” the source went on. “Chris is back with his ex-girl and Rihanna is single.”
After Pink cancelled her April 22 concert in Birmingham, England on doctor's orders, disgruntled fans accused her of faking sick in order to get out of her performance. The singer slammed naysayers in an open letter on Monday, declaring, "I am a human being, therefore I am able to catch illness." She revealed that she had the very-nasty ROTA virus, and dared anyone to try performing while that sick. She apologized to her "loyal and understanding fans." However, the critics, she said, could "kindly kiss my entire almost back to healthy a**."
Prince William and Kate Middleton are having a boy, at least according to Uncle Harry. Prince Harry has been telling friends that the royal couple is cooking up a future king. Meanwhile, The Sunday People reports that the family is excited, and Kate's happy since she always wanted a boy. As for a name, the newspaper's source says Will and Kate are "working hard" on it and have a name "sorted out." Even Harry isn't squealing. (And we know from his Vegas adventure how much trouble he has covering things up.)
Mariah Carey and Miguel released their duet "#Beautiful" on Monday. A video for the upbeat romantic track is scheduled to premiere this week on American Idol. Assuming that Mariah's there. Fox411 is reporting Mariah is so fed up with Nicki Minaj's nastiness and tired of holding her tongue that she's threatening not to show up this week. The source says Nicki tried being nice one night, but Mariah didn't bite, so apparently Nicki figured "screw that."
Justin Bieber had a scary moment during his Dubai concert last night. The pop superstar was attacked and grabbed from behind by a young man who stormed the stage as the Biebs was seated at the piano. Justin managed to free himself and dash stage left while security descended on the suspect. Although shaken, Justin managed to finish the song for fans. His piano was not so lucky. The attacker knocked the instrument off its hinges and platform, sending it crashing to stage below.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's "Mama June" Shannon and Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson spent their Cinco de Mayo exchanging vows in a budget-friendly ceremony held in their backyard. Mama June proudly announced that most of the money was spent on barbecue. As for her wedding gown, she opted for a camouflage wedding with orange trim. Staff at the wedding were reportedly asked to wear either hot pink. And fans needn't worry -- the cameras caught it all and the blessed event is expected to air when the show's second season starts.
Usher is going to play Sugar Ray Leonard in a new movie called “Hands of Stone”. He tells the Huff Post, “Sugar Rat was an incredible motion guy, the way he moved around the ring, and I think my dancing will make it easier for me to pick up his moves..”
Reese Witherspoon pled no contest to a charge of physical obstruction in Atlanta Thursday, hours after admitting on Good Morning America that her behavior during the now infamous "Do you know my name?" arrest was crazy and unacceptable. She was fined $213. Meanwhile, the very entertaining dash-cam video of her arrest has been released. In the footage, Reese gets in the cop's face, mocks the notion that she had to obey his orders and insists, "I'm an American citizen. I can stand on American ground." Her husband Jim Roth can also be heard apologizing for her behavior.
Lindsay Lohan had quite the day yesterday. She was supposed to be in court-ordered rehab in New York. Instead, she flew to L.A. to enter the Morningside Recovery facility in Newport Beach, which blindsided prosecutors. Then, even as her lawyer was telling the judge that Lindsay was locked down at Morningside, she was actually at a nearby Fry's Electronics store. Apparently, Lindsay had pulled up to the facility, but never got out, saying she didn't want to go to rehab. Prosecutors have had it. At around 6 p.m. last night, they gave her 12 hours to check into Morningside or they're getting an arrest warrant.
During a testy moment on American Idol on Wednesday, Mariah Carey took what seemed like a dig at Nicki Minaj for not having any No. 1 singles. Perez Hilton blogged about the incident in a post titled "Mariah Carey BURNS Nicki Minaj on Idol." A pissed off Nicki retorted via Twitter, "Burned? She's sad I tied her record for Hot 100 entries in only three years being in the game." She followed that tweet with one telling Hilton that what he should be doing is asking why a "woman SO successful at her age is still so insecure and bitter."
Chris Kelly, half of the '90s kid rap duo Kris Kross, whose song "Jump" became one of the decade's most memorable anthems, died at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday. He was 34. Police say his death is being investigated as a drug overdose. An autopsy is scheduled for today. Kelly, known as "Mac Daddy," and Chris Smith, known as "Daddy Mac," were discovered in an Atlanta mall by producer Jermaine Dupri in 1991. The duo was known for wearing their clothes backwards
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon recently celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary by shutting down Disneyland. Mariah arrived for the renewal of her vows in a pumpkin-shaped carriage while Nick dressed like Prince Charming
Lindsay Lohan is due to start her 90-day rehab stint today. The question is: Has she checked in? Is she where she's supposed to be? TMZ reported yesterday that Lohan was flying to California to Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach, California. Problem is, prosecutors did not sign off on Morningside. Prosecutors and lawyers agreed she'd be going to the Seafield Center rehab facility in Westhampton Beach, New York. However, Lindsay freaked out when she learned Seafield is a non-smoking facility, convinced she can't go without her cigs. If she's not in Seafield today, her plea deal goes up in smoke.
Hurricane Sandy volunteers were treated to a sneak preview of Iron Man 3 on Monday. Robert Downey Jr stunned them by making a surprise appearance. He said, "I just want to say thank you to the... Police Athletic League and all of you folks. I know you're all here because you've been doing something special in the five boroughs, for this great city. You're the future of the nation. I guarantee if you keep doing the right thing, you're going to be running the joint in a minute."
Rob Kardashian is being sued for snatching a paparazzo's camera. Her lawyer tells TMZ, "While this case is still in the preliminary stage, it is clear from our investigation that Robert Kardashian’s violent behavior and his use of force towards Ms. Vaik was completely unjustified.”
Former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham says she is happy with the "seven-figure settlement" she has reached with Vivid Entertainment to market the sex tape she made with porn star James Deen. Vivid announced the deal yesterday for Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom. Abraham says Vivid knows how to "handle the media and press surrounding my sexuality." The knocked-up teen turned porn star says she is pleased to have become an "entrepreneur" (insert eyeroll here), and now plans to focus on completing her Masters, being a great mother and working on her "many other culinary business endeavors."