I didn’t really know how to write the headline for this one, as it’s a bit weird. Basically, Ariana Grande decided to wish Marilyn Monroe a happy birthday on her Twitter/Instagram page yesterday and posted a photo of her, as well. Simple enough, right? Wrong – a bunch of people got their panties in a twist and lashed out at Ariana and Marilyn, saying what a slut she was and how Ariana shouldn’t be promoting her, yada yada.
“so much hate for celebrating Marilyn’s spirit on her birthday. I adore her work and have compassion for her inner sadness that she covered up on a daily basis that assholes like you made her feel in the first place!! judging her for her wildly rumored personal life (which is truly no one else’s business) is only a distraction from her talent, beauty, comedic genius and effervescent spirit…. it always breaks my heart to see people say such terrible things about people they’ve never met / don’t really know the one hundred percent truth about. so today, I choose to celebrate the beautiful parts of marilyn. we should only and always focus on the beautiful things… because what we focus on expands….. which is why I feel for the people who focus on hate…. because that’s all you have to give. and I truly do feel sorry for you because when you’ve been dead for 50 some odd years…… nobody will be wishing you a happy birthday.”
Well, fair enough, I guess? I don’t give a shit about Marilyn Monroe one way or the other, to be honest, and I do think it’s sort of obnoxious how obsessed young girls are with her despite probably never having seen a single one of her movies or knowing anything about her life, but I guess it’s nice that Marilyn’s still being remembered?
June 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
The first and biggest “problem” I have with Ariana Grande‘s new single, ‘Problem’, is that it features Iggy Azalea, which… no. She’s awful. The second is the key this entire song is sang in. Yes, Ariana’s got a great voice, but it’s still a bit too much. It does settle into itself a bit more after the first verse, but eh.
I guess the beat is pretty good, but I could never really see Ariana as the new Mariah Carey, which is what people seem desperate for her to be. Maybe I’m missing something? In any case, she first performed ‘Problem at the Radio Disney Music Awards over the weekend, and people went nuts for it, so here it is in all its glory, just for you.
April 28, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
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!