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Mariah Carey’s First Vegas Show Was A Bust

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Aw, man. I’m super bummed to even have to write this, because y’all know Mariah Carey was my #1 diva when I was a kid. There were lots of great singers out there – Whitney and Celine being the other legends – but NO ONE could hit the notes Mariah could. Sadly, not even she can hit her own notes anymore, it seems, as her first residency show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas this week was less than stellar – at least if you go by The New York Times!

Here’s a few selections from the rather brutal review of her first show:

“You watch the crash because you want to see how it will end: near miss or carnage, relief or horror, laughter or tears. Part of the appeal is the feeling of helplessness — you are a viewer, but not an agent. Whatever happens, you’ll be affected, but you can’t chart the course. And looking away is never the right choice.”

“On Wednesday night, Ms. Carey performed for a largely difficult two hours at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace here, the first show in what’s to be a two-year residency totaling more than 50 concerts. That she’s embarking upon something like this is already a sign of defeat: The show consists of her 18 No. 1 Billboard hits, and the last of those came in 2008. (There’s a new song, too, called “Infinity” — it won’t be No. 19.)”

“When it came to the notes, though, the struggle was real. From the beginning of the night, she was tentative and inconsistent. She sang parts of several songs an octave lower than the recordings. Often she appeared to be holding back, as if to build up to a big moment, only to shy away from it. As she’s aged, her voice has gotten huskier, but sometimes the rasp felt like a glitch, not a goal.”

“On faster songs, like “Dreamlover,” “Honey” and “Fantasy,” Ms. Carey was practically tiptoeing. “Fantasy” featured Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who died in 2004, rapping via video, and he felt more alive than Ms. Carey, who was right there onstage.”

“Even Ms. Carey’s movements were kept to a minimum. Several times, she was wheeled out on stage — singing in a pink convertible, singing on a Jet Ski, singing on a round bed.

She stood the most still when she was aiming the highest: not for the run-of-the-mill big notes, but the stratospheric ones that made her untouchable 25 years ago. She has a routine. Before she sings them, she pauses for a bit, puts her hand to her eardrum, then points to the sky as the laserlike shrieks come out.”

Oh, man. That is BRUTAL. I’m so disappointed – I feel really bad for Mariah. She was amazing! What happened to her voice? Why doesn’t she just retire? She can’t possibly need more money!

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Rihanna Swears She Wasn’t Snorting Cocaine In This Video

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Rihanna has always insisted that she’s got no interest in being a role model, and good for her – why should she? She loves drinking, partying, smoking copious amounts of weed… and snorting coke? It would seem so, though Rihanna denies it. You see, a video popped up online on Tuesday showing RiRi chillin’ with her friends Melissa Forde and someone else whose name I don’t know. Ri is in the background rolling a blunt and seemingly doing lines.


However, Rihanna wasn’t too happy with the suggestion that she was snorting shit up her nose, so she took to the video’s comments section to tell all the haters off and deny that shit:


Well, that sorts that out. Only… it sorta doesn’t because it totally looks like Rihanna was doing cocaine, right? I stan for Rihanna either way, but come on.

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OK Magazine apologizes for claiming Katy Perry is pregnant

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Celebrity magazines are always making shit up – it’s par for the course. The issue is now, in 2015, they’re getting called out on it by the stars themselves and are starting to be backed into corners and are having to apologize and retract their bullshit publicly. Just last month, US Weekly was forced to issue a statement over quotes they completely made up out of thin air that were supposedly from Kendall Jenner. Now, it’s OK Magazine groveling after they falsely claimed that Katy Perry is pregnant and planning to get married. Like, WHAT?

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Yikes. Katy herself even felt the need to humiliate them further by speaking out on her own Twitter page:


Ooh, get ‘em, KP. I can’t even believe OK was that desperate and stupid to think they were going to pass that story off as real. So ridiculous.

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Oh, Snap – Rob Kardashian goes for Kim Kardashian on Instagram

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Rob Kardashian has been the fat black sheep of the Kardashian family for a while now (which is a shame b/c he’s probably the only vaguely decent one), and it seems relations have not improved in recent months, particularly between Rob and big sister Kim Kardashian. While Rob has been absent from Instagram for a long ass time now, he made his comeback by basically comparing Kim to the psycho from Gone Girl. Oh shit.

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OMG, I love it. He’s already deleted the picture (thank god for screencaps), of course, and he’ll probably come out and say he was hacked, if he addresses it at all, but this is a wig snatch and a half coming from Rob. The last big public drama they had, of course, was when Rob flew back to LA before Kim & Kanye’s wedding. Looks like things have only gone from bad to worse since then. Damn.

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US Weekly is sorry for lying about Kendall Jenner’s Bruce Jenner quotes

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Yesterday, US Weekly published a story (which has since been removed from the site) which featured “quotes” from Kendall Jenner about her father, Bruce, and his transition into becoming a woman. I read the original story, but since I don’t have the exact quotes now, it was something along the lines of how she’ll always love her dad for being there for her throughout her life and she supports him whether he’s a man or a woman. Now, is all of that true? I’m sure. Did Kendall actually say it? Uh… definitely not.

Kendall took to Twitter a few hours after the story was published to express her outrage:

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In what is probably the most respectable move they’ve ever made, US Weekly decided to retract their original statement and issue an apology… although not really, because instead of taking ownership of their bullshit, they’ve blamed it on a “freelance journalist” who did the “interview” and whose story they can no longer “verify”. Fuck off, US Weekly.

On Wednesday, March 18, Us Weekly published on UsMagazine.com an interview with model and reality star Kendall Jenner entitled “Kendall Jenner Breaks Silence on Bruce Jenner’s Transition: ‘I Will Always Love My Dad.’” The interview was allegedly conducted by an independent freelance journalist at the Saturday, March 14, taping of Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber in Los Angeles. When Ms. Jenner denied, via Twitter, that the interview took place, Us Weekly immediately reached out to the freelance reporter. He stood by the interview, and continues to maintain that the quotes are accurate. However, after attempting to reconfirm his account, editors of Us have concerns about the veracity of this interview and the circumstances under which it was obtained. We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website. We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family.

Ridiculous… and yet, how are these magazines not having to issue retractions/apologies every day?

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Madonna and Drake are flirting on Instagram and it’s creepy

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Madonna is still desperately trying to be “down with the kids”, so she’s pulling out all the stops. She released her latest video via SnapChat, of all fucking things, and now she’s renting rappers to appear on her songs in hopes of making anyone, of any age, want to listen to them. (Seriously – have you HEARD the new album? It’s absolutely awful.)

With that in mind, I suppose it’s not all that surprising to see that Madonna decided to get her flirt on with Drake via Instagram. Even more bizarre is the fact that Drake is the one that initiated this, writing “I wanna ride with you”. What followed was a bizarre exchange that I just do not understand.

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Help me understand. Please.

Apparently Madonna hired Drake to rap in the final part of “Best Night”, one of the “highly sexual” tracks on Rebel Heart. Make it stop.

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Drake sends thirsty DMs to porn star Mia Khalifa but does not succeed

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Oh, poor Drake. He’ll never quite get there, will he? He’s made a career for himself post Wheelchair Jimmy as the “sensitive” rapper who manages to hang around with the likes of Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, so it’s not all bad new. However, one stigma that has always followed him around (in addition to basically being labeled a sissy by his fellow rappers/laughed at whenever he tries talking about “dropping bodies”) is his notorious thirst. Drake has never refuted his thirst levels – he very openly lusts after sexy famous women he has no chance of ever getting with, and that’s all fine and well.

Except lately he’s been sending DMs – that’s “direct messages”, for the un-hip – to porn star Mia Khalifa, trying to… well, I’m not sure what he was trying to do. Presumably, he wanted to sleep with her and was hoping his money and fame status (and maybe those recently “leaked” dick pics) would help him out in that way. Instead, it just made Mia do an interview in which she called out his weak flirting skills :(

From Mancave Daily:

Mia Khalifa, Pornhub’s No. 1 rated porn star, joined The Page Q Sports Show on WQAM Sunday night to talk about everything from her relatively new career as a porn star, to her bizarre hatred of cats, to the type of people who try to slide into those private messages on social media. Like, say, super famous rapper, Drake, for instance…

Wait, what?

Mia was asked about which famous people have tried contacting her since she became famous. After appearing a little reluctant to divulge the information, she loosened up:

Host: How ’bout this. Give me a name it rhymes with.
Mia: Oh my god. Ummm. It rhymes with…”rake.”

And did Rake follow her on Twitter and creep through direct message all smooth, like most famous people? Of course not. He actually sent her a half-naked picture on Instagram, like a horny teenager. Because, of course Rake would do that.

She liked it, though, right?

“It was so cringeworthy. The whole thing was cringeworthy.”

LOL, oh dear. That’s not very good. When will Drake stop embarrassing himself? The answer is “probably never”, but we can hope.

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