So, remember how Jennette McCurdy, the pristine clean Nickelodeon star, had those lingerie pics leak online and everyone went nuts? And now suddenly, her show – which co-stars Ariana Grande, by the way – has been cancelled. Well, it’s been put “on hiatus”, but you know that shit isn’t coming back. Some people think the photos are behind it, but apparently it’s more to do with tension between the stars.
Here’s what Jennette put on Twitter, followed by some more tweets. Who knows what happened here?
A lot of you guys are asking why I didn’t attend the KCAs…. I wish I could explain everything as thoroughly as I would like to, but unfortunately a simpler explanation is all I can write. I was put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation (many of you have guessed what it is) and I had to look out for me. I chose to not go because sticking up for what is right and what is fair is what my mom taught me is ALWAYS the most important thing. I want to thank those of you who have reached out with kind words of support, McCurdians and Arianators alike. No matter who or what you support, I believe in supporting fairness first. If you have done that, thank you.
Sounds like DRAMA! Especially when you add in Ariana’s take:
I hate addressing rumors and I hate gossip but this is really bothering me. Jennette and I agreed upfront that we would be treated equally on this show in all regards (as we should be, considering we each work just as hard as the other on this show). The rumors circulating about our contracts and our salary not being equal are absolutely ridiculous and false. I don’t know who’s putting these idiotic quotes out there but I thought I’d straighten it out and try to end this nonsense. As far as the show goes, I don’t know what’s happening because I’m not directly involved with the problem but I just wanted to address this one rumor in particular because I am NOT making more money than my costar, nor do I think I should be. So we can all move on and get out of our heads that this was a money thing cause I don’t play like that at all. I am, have always been and always will be about equality and fairness.
Good lord. Even Nickelodeon is getting crazy!
April 4, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Ariana Grande doesn’t really strike me as all that exciting, to be honest – not to mention her judgment is slightly questionable considering her recent dalliance with Chris Brown – but this story might bring a schaudenfreude-induced smile to your face.
It seems as though Ariana was taking her dog Ophelia for a walk, when she accidentally slipped on the dog’s pee, slammed into a wall and broke three of her toes. This comes straight from Ariana – well, from a text she sent manager Scooter Braun:
So… how did I not realize until now that Ariana Grande shares a dipshit manager with Justin Bieber? This does not bode well. Also, still not sure how a grown ass man reconciles the fact the he’s still going by the moniker “Scooter”, despite his actual name being Scott and his age being over 7.
Side note: Does Ariana Grande ever wear her hair ANY other way? Yes, that’s a serious question.
March 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Perez has been tweeting that Ms. Grande may be dabbling in cocaine. She’s none too pleased. From Latin Post:
According to reports, Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande is sick of tabloid blogger Perez Hilton talking about her and is getting lawyers involved.
Earlier this week, Hilton made an already sour relationship with the 20-year-old actress even bitterer when he said he heard she was doing cocaine.
“@ArianaGrande Are you Okay? I heard someone saw you doing cocaine at a party this weekend. Stay away from drugs, Ariana!!!” Hilton said Monday via tweets that have since been deleted. “@ArianaGrande I’m praying for you! You can overcome this! #JustSayNoToDrugs.”
The 35-year-old even tweeted those close to Grande, asking them to help the allegedly troubled “The Way” singer.
“@NickelodeonTV If it’s true that @ArianaGrande has a drug problem, hopefully you guys can help her before it’s too severe!” he said. “@FrankieJGrande Please make sure @ArianaGrande stays away cocaine. I’m hearing awful things about what she’s been doing!”
What a f-cking loser. Jesus, way to try hard for attention. He so doesn’t give a flying f-ck if she’s on drugs or not. What is she to him? She’s just another celeb. He’s acting like they’re related or something.
I can’t stand him, I really can’t. I would never tweet something like that at a celeb. I wouldn’t even tweet it to a friend — I’d talk to them, privately, in person.
Team Ariana, even if she claims to have been visited by demons.
February 22, 2014 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
So The Grammys bore a new meme: Pharrell‘s hat.
Sorry, but I’m not ready for this to be a new thing.
Let’s take a look at what others wore to this craptacular awards show!
January 27, 2014 at 11:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I know everyone’s been saying Ariana Grande is the new Mariah Carey and all that shit (which, here’s a seat – take it! Mariah ain’t dead!) but I don’t really see the big deal about her, and now she’s in potentially hot water for stealing song lyrics. Apparently, Ariana is being sued for taking phrases from ‘Troglodyte (Cave Man)’ by The Jimmy Castor Bunch. If that song isn’t ringing a bell, it was released in 1972. For the record, this lawsuit is pretty much bullshit because you can’t copyright words, but here’s the story…
From ABC News:
The suit was brought by Minder Music, a U.K. group that owns rights to the songs written and recorded by The Jimmy Castor Bunch, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The suit focuses on these lyrics from “The Way”: “What we gotta do right here is go back, back in time.”
A line from “Troglodyte,” the New York funk group’s biggest hit single, says: “What we’re gonna do right here is go back, way back, back in time.”
Minder Music, an independent music publishing company, claims the similarity of the words, vocal style and rhythm would be obvious to a lay listener and are clear indicators that Grande’s song is copying “Troglodyte.”
“The record begins with a spoken narrative,” Minder Music co-founder John Fogarty said. “The minute you hear it, everybody knows it’s from ‘Troglodyte.’”
Grande’s legal team says their client did not provide the lyrics in question and was unaware of any possible connection to “Troglodyte.”
“The alleged offending materials were not provided by Ariana, and we trust that the co-writers and producers will resolve the claim with Minder,” according to a statement issued to ABC News.
CORNY. Going “back in time” isn’t a unique concept, Nor is going “way back” in time. I suppose the royalties ran out on the Castor Bunch song years ago so they’re trying to get a paycheck, but shut up.
December 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
The American Music Awards happened and I don’t think anyone really cared that much, but here’s your outfit recap, just in case. Yeah, it’s a day late. Honestly, who really cares? We covered Katy Perry’s “is this offensive” Geisha performance, which was probably the most interesting thing of the whole night. So here’s the outfits, a touch late, but we can still have fun oooo-ing and aaaah-ing and WTF-ing. Which is what I’ll need your help with. I want you to pick the best, worst, and most WTF outfit of the night. Here we go!