October 3, 2012 |
Forget catfight - the videotaped throwdown between divas Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey was more like a yappy pink Chihuahua going 100% at a Great Dane. The two new "American Idol" judges, with fellow newbie Keith Urban trapped at the table between them, reportedly went at it near the end of the day in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday after a disagreement about a contestant's audition. Sound on the video , obtained by TMZ, is difficult to understand clearly, but according to the website's transcript , a pink-haired Minaj rails against Carey over alleged insults, resume-touting and more while the elder diva bemoans her co-judge's immaturity and the fact that the drama is keeping her from her kids.
November 5, 2012 |
Fame is a funny thing, especially when it comes to someone with such obvious talent as Nicki Minaj, whose stardom seemed assured from the start. It was only a few years ago that the superstar rapper earned her ubiquity with a string of explosive, immediately identifiable cameos. With a whip-smart wit, fantastic verbal skills and a fluid, inventive flow, Minaj was -- and remains -- a game-changing talent in a very competitive field. She reminded women that rapping offers expressive and financial freedom, and she made talented rappers from the opposite sex sound like amateurs alongside her crazy, roller coaster rhymes and delivery.
October 3, 2012 |
Well, so much for playing nice. “American Idol” has barely gotten underway and a purported feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj -- they've both denied the beef -- has become a full-blown diva showdown, as seen in video leaked by TMZ on Tuesday evening. In the clip, Minaj and Carey are in a heated argument that reportedly derailed auditions in Charlotte, N.C. PHOTOS: 'Idol' judges through the years There's plenty of swearing and shouting in the clip, so it's hard to fully decipher the argument.
September 16, 2012 |
Following weeks of speculation, Fox has made it official: Pop star Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban will join Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson as "American Idol" judges. The move comes as "Idol" gets ready to start auditions in New York on Sunday for Season 12, which will premiere in January on Fox. The field is crowded: Earlier this week, singing-show rivals "The X Factor" and "The Voice" opened to relatively soft ratings, with the former losing nearly one-third of its audience compared with last year.
November 20, 2012 |
Nicki Minaj took a break from her usual fashion escapades to make another kind of sartorial statement in her latest music video (warning: explicit lyrics) for the single "Freedom" off her album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up. " In the video Minaj wears a crown of thorns and a long black dress, making a comparison to Jesus Christ. [ MTV ] Leslie Mann, wife of funnyman screenwriter Judd Apatow wears Gucci on the December cover of Marie Claire. Mann broke her toe on the shoot after attempting to jump for the photographer to get her dress to billow.
September 23, 2012 |
CBS This Morning Kevin Frazier; Billy Gardell; author Harlan Coben. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Carol Burnett; Viola Davis; Ashanti; chef Shea Gallante; Maggie Gyllenhaal. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Steven Tyler. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Regis Philbin. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Maggie Gyllenhaal; Billy Gardell; Emmy Awards; Dog Week. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Guest co-host Gabby Douglas; Nicki Minaj; Carol Burnett, Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence.