Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj don’t get along, in case you hadn’t noticed – though chances are you have, since they seem to always be at each other’s throats during every American Idol broadcast and Nicki won’t stop trying to fan non-existent flames on Twitter. Turns out, that’s sorta the producers’ fault, as they really egg the bickering on – this according to Mariah’s husband Nick Cannon.
Nick stopped by The Talk on Monday, where he was of course asked about his wife, since no one cares about what he’s doing.
“It’s kind of unfortunate. I ain’t got time for that … When you see someone like my wife, who tries to remain classy and tries to take the high road, it feels like everybody else around it — including the network and the producers — feed into this whole sound bite drama. It feels like it lacks substance.
“You can’t even blame Nicki Minaj or her team. I feel like they fed into that. They wanted to see the drama. I think America in general is tired of seeing the mean judges and people be mean to people. They’re over it … In the book of Mariah Carey, American Idol will be a footnote.”
That’s true enough – American Idol is going to be a footnote in pretty much everyone’s lives, except for like, Kelly Clarkson and probably Simon Cowell. Why can’t this show just die already?
As for the “feud”, I’ve aired my thoughts before. Nicki needs to sit the hell down and know her place and Mariah just needs to get off this sinking ship. (I seriously typed “sinking shit” accidentally, at first.)
May 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Nobody needs to even bother messing with my girl Zooey Deschanel – she’s adorable. Go ahead and try to deny it! Pretend she’s too twee or too hipster or too whatever for your tastes, and then get with the program and realise she’s cute and get over it. Anyway, Fox News apparently didn’t get the message, nor did Kansas-based closed-captioning service Caption Solutions, who falsely identified her as the Boston bomber last week, as you probably remember:
It was by far the weirdest – and outright stupidest – mistake I’ve seen Fox make in a while. Well, no, I take that back. I just kinda don’t understand how it happened to begin with. But no matter! Caption Solutions has come forward and offered Zooey a formal apology. Because, you know, this is that big of a deal (it totally isn’t).
From The New York Post:
The Kansas-based Caption Solutions says it and its captioner “deeply” regrets the snafu. In a statement, company president Kala J. Patterson said they “sincerely apologize for this error.”
The onscreen text appeared last Friday on KDFW in Dallas-Fort Worth during their coverage of the manhunt for a Boston bombing suspect. Accompanying a photo of accused suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was a caption that read: “Marathon Bomber. He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel.”
Viewers noticed Deschanel’s name and quickly posted screen grabs of the gaffe.
When Deschanel learned of the TV captioning blunder, she tweeted: “Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!”
It’s a slow news day, leave me alone.
April 26, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Selena Gomez never has much of anything interesting or intelligent to say (but she DOES have amazing hair), so it’s no surprise that her latest interview on the Elvis Duran in the Morning Show consisted of a lot of words with very little meaning. The gist of it, if my listening skills are correct, is that she wants the fun parts of fame and not the bullshit ones and everyone should just leave her alone, especially when it comes to her relationship with ex(?)-boyfriend Justin Bieber. But let’s hear it in her own words, shall we?
“I’m in my 20s. I wanna have fun [now]. I wanna enjoy my life and not have to worry about every single thing.”
“I think I’ve actually given enough of myself, if that makes sense. I feel within my music, and even how I handle myself in interviews, people think they know, but they really actually don’t… In a way, I like to keep myself a little bit private, but at the same time people do assume things.”
So, you are private but you still give info but you’ve given enough info even though people think you haven’t? Or something? I mean, I’m not a total imbecile and I do get what she’s going for here, but was there not a more succinct and direct way of going about it? Lord. I feel like I’m reading my journals from when I was 14.
April 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Amanda Bynes gets so high she can speak a secret language [The Superficial]
Alan Rickman is directing Kate Winslet in a new movie! [Lainey Gossip]
Kate Middleton shows off her baby bump – what little of it there is! [Starpulse]
Sylvester Stallone’s dog gets killed by a coyote – yikes! [Elite Daily]
Pierce Brosnan turns 60 – would you believe that? [Celebitchy]
Meghan Wiggins looks a whole lot like Kendall Jenner [G Celeb]
Look at that – Caroline Flack’s clothes are see-through! [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Zooey Deschanel gets an apology from the closed captioning service [The Frisky]
Demi Moore and Cher were in the same place so they took a picture together [Socialite Life]
Oh, snap! VV Brown has a new song and it’s pretty good [OMG Blog]
Want to look like Heidi Klum? Well, too bad – but you can get her hair [Yeeeah]
Kim and Kanye go out for dinner, because why not? [I'm Not Obsessed]
Mark Wahlberg is totally up for a Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch reunion [StarCrush]
Lindsay Lohan has a new boyfriend for now [IDLYITW]
Candice Swanepoel gave New York City a special treat this week [MoeJackson]
Well, Rose McGowan certainly looks different [ICYDK]
Nina Agdal dances nearly nude for Esquire [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
April 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have had a tough go of things lately and are living apart, which we recently found out is a result of Ozzy’s relapse back into drug and alcohol use. They’re not headed for a divorce or anything, but understandably, things have been pretty hard for them as a couple and for Sharon in particular, who discussed it on The Talk on Tuesday.
“Everybody knows he’s been struggling with this his entire life and I never knew that he was using prescription drugs,” she said. “I knew he was drinking occasionally, but I didn’t realize to what extend. It’s our business — we’re dealing with it. We’re not getting divorced. However, am I happy? No. Am I upset? Yes, I am — I’m devastated right now.”
“He’s been using alcohol and prescription drugs for the last year-and-a-half…and he has been in a very dark place. That’s true. It’s very true.”"It’s a disease that not only hurts the person that has the disease but it hurts the family,” she continued. “It hurts people that love you and we’re dealing with it.”
Well, it’s a shame that stars are forced to make any kind of public announcement like this when it’s a very private issue – though I suppose the fact that Ozzy made his announcement about relapsing public kinda forced her hand. I can only hope he really does get back on the wagon and stay there, though we all know addiction is a life-long battle, no matter if you’re clean for 40 days or 40 years.
April 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
If you haven’t heard about The Bling Ring yet, I’ll give you a short synopsis. It’s Sofia Coppola‘s movie about the true story of a teenage burglary ring who broke into the homes of several celebrities in the Hollywood Hills. What’s not to love? Emma Watson stars as Nikki, the leader of the girl gang, in a totally refreshing role that’s a far cry from Harry Potter, that’s for sure.
Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Leslie Mann, Claire Julien, Georgia Rock and Carlos Miranda are also in the movie, which is coming out June 14 in the US and I have to be honest, I can’t wait to see this shit.
If you want to know Emma’s thoughts on the movie, here’s a few – she basically hated her character but “relished” the chance to play someone so amoral and selfish. Hurrah!
“When I read the script and I realized that essentially it was a meditation on fame and what it’s become to our society, I had to do it.
“The character is everything that I felt strongly against – she’s superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. She’s all of these things and I realized that I hated her. How do you play someone you hate?
“But I found it really interesting and it gave me a whole new insight into what my job, or my role as an actress, could be.”