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!
November 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Ariana Grande, who to me looks like she’s thirteen-years-old, tops (she’s actually twenty), claims to have photographed demons. And no, we don’t mean Courtney Stodden. (HA. HA HA. HA.) Ms. Grande said she visited “hell on earth” and took photos but the files were…corrupted! And it doesn’t end there. Here’s the whole story, from Complex magazine via E Online:
We were in Kansas City a few weeks ago and went to this haunted castle and were so excited. The next night we wanted to go to Stull Cemetery, which is known as one of the seven gates to hell on Earth. The Pope won’t fly over it. I felt this sick, overwhelming feeling of negativity over the whole car and we smelled sulfur, which is the sign of a demon, and there was a fly in the car randomly, which is another sign of a demon. I was like, ‘This is scary, let’s leave.’ I rolled down the window before we left and said, ‘We apologize. We didn’t mean to disrupt your peace.’ Then I took a picture and there are three super distinct faces in the picture—they’re faces of textbook demons.
I deleted [the picture]. The next day I tried to send the picture to my manager and it said, ‘This file can’t be sent, it’s 666 megabytes.’ I’m not kidding. I used to have a folder called ‘Demons’ that had pictures with all the screencaps in it, but then weird things started happening to me so I deleted it.
The demon/ghost was still pissed off as hell, so it visited her while she slept!
It was like a cloud of something black right next to me. I started crying. I was on the phone like, ‘What do I do, what do I do?’ and they said, ‘Tell it to eff off.’ I thought, I’m not going to do that. It’s going to upset it, so I’m just going to chill and not feed into it because all it wants is fear. It feeds on fear.
I watched it move to the front of my bed and then I fell asleep on the phone. I woke up and it was gone. The next night my friend Tyler was staying with me. She said she was trying to sleep and her body felt paralyzed almost, and she described the same exact thing I saw.
I know Halloween’s over, but crazy has no schedule (props to Jenn for that), so let’s share ALL OUR GHOST/DEMON STORIES!!!
November 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
There’s been a lot of talk about Ariana Grande as of late, and admittedly I don’t really “get it” because I don’t know who she is. But, in the spirit of journalistic integrity, I’ve just Googled her and discovered that she’s a 20-year-old Nickelodeon star that now has an album out with a hit single. I’ve just put said “hit single” – called ‘The Way’ on on YouTube and it’s… not awful. Mac Miller is in the video, though, and that IS awful. Drop him, Ariana.
Anyway, this is all to say that Ariana has been drawing so many comparisons to Mariah Carey, it’s not even funny. Of course, ‘The Way’ is VERY reminiscent of Mariah’s singles, what with the breathy vocals and the runs she does in the background and whatnot. But is she going to be the new Mariah or is she just impersonating her, and does speculation that she just might be bother her? Nah!
From Rolling Stone:
Your vocal style draws parallels often to Mariah Carey. Do you worry that such comparisons will overshadow you?
It’s a blessing to get the comparison. When you look at “The Way” it’s obvious, but I’m not worried about it. It’s a massive compliment; she’s the greatest singer in the world, like literally, the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s an incredible compliment but it doesn’t worry me, because when you listen to my album as a whole, you get to know me.
Well, fair enough. I won’t be listening to the album, but let’s hope the rest of her tracks aren’t blatant impersonations. What do you make of her? If you are out of touch like me (I’m not, really, but I only listen to Radio 1 and she’s never played), here’s the song: