Posts Tagged ‘Nicki Minaj’
Remember the Super Bowl halftime show in 2012? That was the year that Madonna performed and it was the most watched Super Bowl halftime show to date with 114 million viewers.
But Madonna’s halftime show was upstaged by another artist’s stunt. She was joined on stage by LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Cee-Lo Green… but it was M.I.A. that stole the attention when she flipped the bird and mouthed “I don’t give a [explicit]” on stage.
Madonna supposedly went off on her backstage because she was so ticked that M.I.A.’s little finger display took all the attention away from the performance.
Well a month after the performance, the NFL sued M.I.A. for violating her contract because she signed an agreement to “ensure that all elements of [her] performance, including [her] wardrobe, shall be consistent with [the NFL's] goodwill and reputation for wholesomeness.” They are demanding that she pay $1.5mil but M.I.A. isn’t cooperating so this has been dragging out in court for the last year and a half.
Her lawyer released a statement, saying, “The NFL’s claimed reputation for wholesomeness is hilarious . . . [because] of the weekly felonies committed by its stars, the bounties placed by coaches on opposing players . . . The homophobic and racist comments uttered by its players, the complete disregard for the health of players and the premature deaths that have resulted from same . . . And the raping of public entities ready to sacrifice public funds to attract teams.”
Good point…. But the NFL isn’t giving up. They responded, “This dispute concerns a blatant, intentional and calculated attempt by M.I.A., a musical artist, to garner worldwide publicity and attention for herself by making an offensive gesture to the cameras during the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show performance.”
Does anyone really care about American Idol anymore? The rumors are fun but I haven’t watch the show since Tim Halperin’s (or Scotty McCreery if you consider him the big winner) season. Other fans were still on board but I think most jumped ship last season, thanks to Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.
My fav rumor from this season is that Diddy backed out of the show after he found out that they were bringing back his ex, Jennifer Lopez. He said it’s either her or me.. and they went for J.Lo. Must have hurt his pride to be rejected by J.Lo and Idol!
Dr. Who? Exactly. No one really knows him but he’s had more than 20 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone”, Flo Rida’s “Right Round”, Katy Perry’s “California Girls” and Kesha’s “Tik Tok”, among others.
And he’s pictureless.. Or at least outside of my reach. Silly rules. Check out his mug HERE.
So Dr. Luke joins the judging panel alongside J.Lo and Keith Urban. No word if they are signing on a 4th judge.
And fear not Randy Jackson fans (fan?).. He’s coming back as a mentor.
Are you in for this season of American Idol? Or are you gonna skip out on the show once again?
Now they are seeing the error of their ways and might be giving Jennifer Lopez the fat paycheck that she was asking for all along. She was making $15mil and asked to be bumped up to $17 million. They rejected that but then turned around and paid Mariah $18mil. I guess they thought that she would be a bigger deal than J.Lo but she ended up being just an overpaid diva that bickered with Nicki.
Idol thought about doing a big switch up mid-season. They considered trading out Mariah for J.Lo but had to halt those plans once Mariah heard the rumors and threatened to sue.
Well maybe they are going back to the original plan of bringing back J.Lo to save the show. She had a top secret meeting with Ryan Seacrest on Friday. They met up at an office building in Beverly Hills and didn’t seem too happy that they were spotted together.
Everyone is assuming that they were discussing her return to American Idol.
Now there are also rumors that they are thinking about bringing back former contestants. Carrie Underwood admitted that she was never invited to be a judge (Whaaatttt? She would have been my first call! Maybe that’s why Nigel was canned) but it’s rumored that Jennifer Hudson is on the verge of signing her Idol deal.
Would you watch Idol if Jennifer Lopez returned? What if they brought on the double Jen duo, Lopez and Hudson?
Almost everybody has “quit” American Idol… but there is one lone survivor as of now.
Ok we know that they were all given the boot due to record low ratings but let’s just go with what they are saying.. They all quit.
Randy Jackson was the first one to politely quit the Idol gig after 12 seasons.
Then yesterday, the diva Mariah Carey retweeted a statement from her publicist, saying that she would not be returning for another season. I think she wanted to give the announcement before Fox could.. No one fires the diva!
The tweet said, “W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol.”
Fox later released a gushing statement, praising her for her wisdom and experience and said that she will always remain an “inspiration to Idol hopefuls for many seasons to come.”
Next up to quit the show was Nicki Minaj. She tweeted, “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!”
Fox then thanked her for her “level of honesty and passion” that she brought to Idol and said that they understand her decision. They left out the “thank you for not killing Mariah Carey” part though.
So the only one who remains is Keith Urban… but he’s expected to get the Idol send off too. Rumor is they are gunning for ex Idol contestants like Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, maybe Adam Lambert. And they would probably like to throw Jennifer Lopez somewhere in the mix if they could afford her.
It has been a crazy couple of days for Amanda Bynes.
Quick recap- She was arrested from her apartment Thursday night after someone called the cops because she was smoking weed and rolling joints out in the lobby. When the cops came to her apartment, she threw her bong out of her window.. She lives on the 36th floor.
They charged her with reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and marijuana possession. They first took her to a psych ward to be evaluated because a friend said that she was suicidal but the hospital released her and she went to jail.
She told the judge that she threw a vase, not a bong, out of the window. They released her without a bond and told her that she has to be back in court in July or they will arrest her.
Well Amanda is defending herself on Twitter. She says that she doesn’t do drugs and the cop sexually harassed her.
She said that she is allergic to alcohol and drugs and the cops wrongly arrested her. She accused one of the cops of slapping her lady part. She said that she’s suing the NYPD for her arrest and her apartment complex for lying about her drug use.
She wrapped up the tweet by saying, “I’m free forever! You can’t lock up an innocent person! Thanks for caring! Look forward to seeing me in music videos! I’m getting in shape and getting a nose job! I’m looking forward to a long and wonderful career as a singer/rapper!”
Then she went from clearing up those crazy rumors to attacking another singer. She tweeted, “No one wants to be your lover so you call everyone and their mother that I almost named my dog Rihanna” and “Chris brown beat you because you’re not pretty enough.”
Rihanna just responded with, “”Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?”
Amanda tweeted, “Unlike ur fugly faced self I don’t do drugs! U need the intervention dog! I met ur ugly face in person! U aren’t pretty u know it!”
Amanda quickly deleted the tweets and claimed that those tweets were fake. She even said that she was sure that she and Rihanna would be in a music video together one day.
One last Amanda tweet.. She also tweeted that she needs to get hooked up with Nicki Minaj’s wig person. After seeing that wig action in court, I hope she does get some hair help. And some real help. Bynes parents, feel free to come rescue your daughter at any time.
**UPDATE- NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told the NY Daily News that there was no evidence that Amanda was sexually assaulted by one of the officers. He released a statement saying, “Internal Affairs investigators have found no evidence to corroborate Ms. Bynes’ allegations. To the contrary, a credible civilian witness who was with the officers throughout told investigators that none touched Ms. Bynes inappropriately or otherwise engaged in misconduct at any time.”