In case you missed it yesterday, there’s the video of Nicki Minaj yelling at Mariah Carey during auditions for American Idol. Which, by the way, we’re now hearing that the whole thing started because Mariah wouldn’t stop “bringing up how many records she’s sold, name dropping people she’s worked with, how many tours she’s done, and how many Grammys or awards she’s won,” and she kept calling Nicki a bitch. This is going to be excellent television, isn’t it?
But yeah, now we’re also hearing that during Nicki’s rant, she said “if I had a gun I would shoot her.” And apparently, if you listen closely to the video, you can hear Nicki say “off with your head!” People from Idol are saying that Nicki never said that thing about the gun though, and that that rumor started because “Mariah’s people are stirring the pot.” Love it, love it, love it.
Lastly, Nicki feels like the producers are trying to use Mariah to get her riled up so that she’ll have awesome outbursts (see above) and bring in more viewers, which I’m not sure is the case. I think Mariah is just that much of a diva, and the outbursts are just a bonus. But Nicki has reportedly said that if she ever feels like the producers are trying to set her up for another outburst, she’ll walk off the set.
Finally, you guys. Finally we have a reason to watch American Idol again.
“… I got married really fast and really young. But I don’t regret that because it got me (my children) Bella and Connor and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period. Then when it didn’t work out I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression. I have no regrets about all of it. It was all part of growing up.”
So I suppose it’s not quite accurate to say that Tom Cruise literally depressed Nicole Kidman, because she kind of alludes to the fact that her depression was as a result of her split with Tom, who she wed when she was a young twenty-three, and with whom she spent eleven years. But I have no doubts that Scientology and craziness definitely attributed to her depression, because seriously. When you’re married to the Savior of Scientology and he, duh, loves Scientology, how does one—even one as lovely as Nicole Kidman, pre-Botox face—compare with that? How does one compare with the cryogenically-frozen L. Ron Hubbard DNA that was apparently just too high class for the likes of Nicole?
I mean, yeah, those are her boobs up there, but I’ve got some stills from On the Road in which she plays a sixteen-year-old hipster bride who does all sorts of naughty things. Also, is it weird that she’s not sixteen and showing her tits, but pretending to be sixteen? Is it sort of wrong by association? Because we’re “told” to believe that Kristen’s character is sixteen years old, and last I checked, sixteen year old tits on camera is a really, really bad thing.
Jump in for the NSFW gallery shots of Kristen, who is topless, and whacking two dudes off in a car.
The Situation has been out of rehab since April. He was there for less than two weeks, and even when he was in rehab, we were hearing about how he was planning on keeping up his club appearances, which, you know, sounded like a disaster.
It looks like that was about right, because that lovable Situation is reportedly back off the wagon:
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is in a tough situation.
The Jersey Shore star, 30, who entered rehab for substance abuse in March, “isn’t sober anymore,” a source tells Us Weekly in the new issue, on stands Friday.
Indeed, at West Hollywood’s London hotel September 26, a witness saw him “downing so many cocktails, he could barely stand.” (His rep responds, “He has not been drinking.”)
In his first interview after completing an in-patient treatment program, Sorrentino told MTV News, “Ever since I’ve been out, I’m not gonna lie . . . it’s not easy.”
The insider adds to Us that the Sitch is stressed the MTV series is ending: “Mike’s freaking out about what he’s going to do after the show.”
Sadly, I think we can all envision Mike going completely out of control when his fame starts to fade, right? And I’m not saying that we should all be forced to keep an eye on him, because that’s too much to ask, it really is, but could we all take shifts or something?
Bullying sucks. Obviously, right? When I high school, during my very first leading role in a play, during my very first entrance in the very first performance, the lights went up and some douchebag yelled “yo, is she fat?” Also, I used to get punched and kicked and pinched by some asshole with a rattail in elementary school. It’s a tough life, you know? I’d never make fun of someone opening up about the pain they felt over being bullied.
But you know what I will make fun of? This stuff that Lindsay Lohan tweeted about being bullied in high school for starring in movies:
I was actually bullied @ my public school when i would leave to film. Whenever I came back… girls & boys would call me names.
They would also mock me because of my home situation, when people found out that my father was in jail..
they would yell things, try to trip me & more…I moved to home-schooling instead. In 11th grade. I stuck it out for a while.
This was all tweeted at Katie Couric, by the way, who just did a show on bullying.
This is the same as all the girls who say “no, you don’t understand, it’s really hard to be this pretty!” Obviously, the part about her home situation is a lot more understandable, but she will never, ever get any sympathy for being a movie star. Like, “oh, girlfriend, super sorry that you got to live your dream and become very rich and famous for being a pretty, talented, thin white girl!” That’s just not going to happen.
… Or trash your meat—I guess that’d probably be the better way of putting it, right?
Here’s Mayim Bialik for PETA, and before you start writing her off as just another crazy, activist freak, watch the interview video:
Here’s the transcript if you can’t watch the video:
“Hi, I’m Mayim Bialik for PETA. I decided to team up with PETA for this campaign, largely because PETA sort of is the industry standard for veganism, and I think also, as a mom—as a mom of two vegan kids, I think it’s really important to put kind of a young mom face on this aspect of veganism, which has completely compatible with being a parent and raising healthy kids. One of the main inspirations for me towards a decision to complete veganism was Jonathan Saffran Foer’s ‘Eating Animals’, and I refer to that as the nail in the coffin for me. It was really after that book that I had both the education and the confidence, and the personal conviction to be able to say, ‘I don’t know where to draw the line anymore, I’m not going to draw it. I’m going to step over the line, and there’s been no turning back, and some of the best advice that I’ve ever gotten, is what I tell other people, and it’s actually information I got from PETA. Find the foods that already do not require meat. And find the foods that do not necessarily require dairy, or for what substitutes you can find that are palatable. So, my favorite question is when people say, ‘What do you eat?’ and I list all of the things that they also eat, just without thinking about it being vegan, so, pasta marinara, salad, and Mediterranean food in particular, and Asian food in particular. Those are things that often do not have meat or dairy as part of their ingredient list. There’s an age for children raised either vegan or not, where they start to put together the world, and their plate. We decided to kind of let it happen organically and went to gentle rescue farms with our boys. We take them places where we describe what happens to the animals before, but some were left to die on the side of the road, that some were used and abused and when they weren’t needed anymore, and nobody cared about them. There was two major shifts for me when I became vegan. I never had a sinus infection or had been on antibiotics since cutting out dairy. I’d obviously had an allergy to dairy that I’d had my whole life that was called “seasonal allergies,” but why are they all the time? It’s like every-season allergies. I’ve noticed that my true seasonal allergies are much less severe now that I have cut out dairy, which is amazing to me, but I think the most significant shift for me was I used to feel guilty. Even as a child, I felt very guilty about eating animals and never thought that there was something to do about it. And as I got older, it became clearer that there are things that there’s lots of things that I can do and traces I can make, and so, to me, the lifting of any guilt associated with consuming an animal, or using an animal for my clothing, or my pleasure, that guilt is completely gone.
I like your story, Mayim. I do. And I really, really like you, too. But there’s nothing you can say or do to convince me that PETA shouldn’t maybe change their campaigns around to be a little more people-friendly. I mean, are we going to have to start eating each other, eating other people, for PETA to realize that we humans are animals, too? PETA doesn’t have a bad message, though I do like myself some sausage and steak and milk and ice cream, but maybe if all of their promos were as person-friendly as Mayim’s here is, it’d be a little bit more well-received by the people who think they’re a bunch of freaks, you know?