There were rumors that Mariah Carey didn’t want ‘American Idol’ to hire Nicki Minaj as a judge because the two didn’t get along. According to this footage from the auditions in Charlotte yesterday, those rumors were 100 percent true.
Nicki: “…and if you’ve got a fucking problem, handle it. I told them I’m not fuckin’ putting up with her fucking highness over there. Figure it the fuck out. Figure it out.” Mariah: “Oh why, WHYYYY do I have a three year old sitting around me?” Nicki: “I’m not gonna sit here every fucking minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.” Mariah: “I can’t see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.” Nicki: “Good. Go see them now, go see them now, you’re boring as fuck, you’re boring as fuck.”
Well, not to choose sides, but acting like royalty and being boring as fuck does seem like something Mariah Carey would do.
Despite Us magazine saying Nicki Minaj is all set to be a judge on ‘American Idol’, apparently it’s not all set, nothing is all set, and no one even knows how many judges there will be, much less who they are.
The Hollywood Reporter says a four person panel with Carey, Minaj, country star Keith Urban and Latin, um, person Enrique Iglesias is a very likely scenario, People mentions Minaj, Iglesias and Nick Jonas, while TMZ is now reporting that Kanye West has been approached too. But he would cost at least as much as Carey, which is $18 million a season.
Oh and Carey reportedly threw a hissy fit yesterday about Minaj because she doesn’t want to share the spotlight with another girl. Meaning Minaj is no lock.
So the only thing we know for sure is that ‘Idol’ wants big stars, because those cost the most money and almost definitely have nothing interesting to say. That’s clearly the best way to make a TV show. “Sure the show was boring,” Fox executives will say. “But at least we threw away lots of money on it.”
(image source of carey filming ‘the butler’ in new orleans today = fame/flynet)
After weeks of speculation, Fox officially announced today that Mariah Carey will be a judge on the upcoming season of ‘American Idol’ after signing a contract reportedly worth between $12 and 17 million per season.
For now the only 2 judges are Mariah and Randy Jackson, though he’s also expected to be replaced before next season. Either way, the process for us to ignore the American Idol winner will never be the same.
Unfettered by their experience with demanding pain in the ass Jennifer Lopez, Us.com says ‘American Idol’ producers want demanding pain in the ass Mariah Carey to replace her as a judge next season.
If anyone could handle her it should be Randy Jackson (he’s her manager) but this supports previous reports that the plan is to clean house and get 3 all new judges, so he’ll be gone too.
“They are in serious talks with Mariah and it’s very close to being a done deal,” the source says. “And they will move Randy into a more mentoring role.”
The insider added that show producers are scrambling to fill the other two slots alongside Carey; other celebs who have been considered to sit at the judges’ table include Fergie and Adam Lambert.
If nothing else Mariah would be on time more than Lopez. All they’d have to do is send someone to stand outside her house dressed up as a chocolate chip cookie and she’d chase him to the studio.
(image source of mariah in london on june 25 = wenn)
Nick Cannon was hospitalized for the third time in three months over the weekend (the first two times for kidney failure, this time for blood clots) and today announced he will quit his weekday morning radio show. He is expected to remain as host of ‘America’s Got Talent’ when it returns this summer however, because it’s not as if he could be any worse at that than he already is.
“Under doctors’ orders, I have been asked to put my health first and cut back on some of my professional commitments in order to allow my body to get the rest that it needs to keep up with the demands of my multi-tasking schedule,” Cannon said.
“I guess I can’t drive at 200 mph for the whole road trip, Time to put the car in cruise control,” he said on Twitter, adding, “Even Super Man had to sleep!”
That’s it, that’s a perfect comparison. Having callers list their favorite cereals and saying “What do you think, Sharon?” is too much for any one man. It’s a modern day Labours of Hercules.
Mariah Carey went on her twitter page this morning and posted a picture of her and her husband Nick Cannon in a hospital bed in Aspen as he recovers from a mild kidney failure. She explained more over on her blog:
“We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C.”
“We’re doing OK but we’re ‘straaaaaanded in Aspen’ … the truth is as long as we’re together, we’re OK. I’m not trying to make light out of the situation because it’s a serious moment that’s very tough on all of us so please keep us and our family in your prayers. LYM.”
I’m not positive how this works but wouldn’t my prayers for him to recover be cancelled out by the ones I already made for him to get really sick and spend his days in agony?