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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey seen leaving the ABC studios after Jimmy Kimmel Live! - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 1st June 2016

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Mariah Carey - Celebrities outside the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' studios at Jimmy Kimmel studio - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 1st June 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey seen arriving at the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 1st June 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey leaves Claridges hotel, amid chaotic scenes. Two burly minders escorted her to her car, while no less than four members of her entourage loaded up her cars with her suitcases, despite the fact she was only in London for 24hrs! - London, United Kingdom - Friday 20th May 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey entering an office in Manhattan - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 18th May 2016

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Mariah Carey - the 2016 NBCUNIVERSAL Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 16, 2016 in New York City. at Radio City Music Hall - New York, New York, United States - Monday 16th May 2016

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Mariah Carey - NBC Universal 2016 Upfront Presentation - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Monday 16th May 2016

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Mariah Carey - 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Waldorf=Astoria - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 14th May 2016

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Mariah Carey - 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Waldorf=Astoria - Arrivals at Waldorf Astoria Hotel - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 14th May 2016

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Mariah Carey, Moroccan Cannon , Monroe Cannon - Mariah Carey and her two children Monroe Cannon and Moroccan Cannon enjoy an evening out in London - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 24th March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey arrives at her afterparty at Nylon Bar in the o2 Arena, after her gig. As she arrives at her hotel later on, she is mobbed by fans and photographers in London. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 24th March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey arrives back at her hotel, following her gig at the o2 Arena - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 24th March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey arriving for her official afterparty at Nylon Bar in the o2 Arena, following her gig. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey performs live at London's O2 Arena at 02 Arena - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey gets on a boat on her way to the O2 for her London gig. London. UK - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey leaves her hotel at 7.15pm, to head to the o2 Arena for her London gig. She appeared very pressed for time, so instead of driving the whole way, she got on a boat, which dropped her off at the pier outside the Arena just after 8pm - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey is swamped by fans as she arrives back at her hotel, having performed in Cardiff earlier in the evening - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 22nd March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey leaves her hotel in London - London, United Kingdom - Monday 21st March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey seen leaving the Hotel ahead of Cardiff Show - London, United Kingdom - Monday 21st March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey arrives back at her hotel on a tour bus, having performed in Birmingham earlier in the evening. She was helped off the bus by two of her security team, but did not manage to avoid the large puddle of urine that had formed by the side of the kerb, presumably from the toilet of the tour bus. As she walked through the puddle, she was mobbed by fans from all angles, one of which even gave her a rose - London, United Kingdom - Monday 21st March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey leaves the Corinthia Hotel and signs autographs for fans waiting outside prior to her 'Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour' performance at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham at W1, Barclaycard Arena - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 20th March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey out and about in London - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 19th March 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey arrives back at her hotel, following her gig in Manchester, wearing a stunning gold dress which revealed her ample cleavage - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 19th March 2016

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American Idol Finale To Be Held In New York? New Season Prepares For Lift-Off


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American Idol's 13th season could be held in New York City, if there's any truth to the rumours currently flying around. The upcoming new season of the singing talent contest is preparing for launch but has beefed up its usual format and streamlined its panel of judges.

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Season 12's Contestants Before They Were Whittled Away.

Apparently, plans are in place to have the final contestants battle it out on stage at the city's prestigious Madison Square Gardens in front of a giant arena audience of 8,000, according to THR. De-camping from L.A to NYC would represent a major move for the show, which has seen a decline in ratings to rival show The Voice in recent years.

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Mariah Carey 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Approaches 1 Million Sales [Video]


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A testament to a good single is its longevity in the charts and it looks like Mariah Carey's Christmas classic, 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' could be well-placed for the best Christmas song of all time as sales of the 1994 track quickly approach one million copies in the United Kingdom.

The song is Mariah's biggest single to date, with an estimated 12 million copies sold worldwide, also making it one of the highest-selling songs of all time. However, upon its release in 1994, Mariah was pipped to the post in the charts by London boyband East 17 and their 'Stay Another Day.'

After selling a respectable 306,000 copies in six weeks, 'All I Want For Christmas.' dropped out of the top 40. Thanks to digital downloads and the song's firm reputation as a Christmas karaoke must-have, the heart-warming track returned to the Official Singles Chart some 13 years after its original release to peak at Number 4 and has similarly re-emerged every December since 2007, according to the Official Charts Company.

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Mariah Carey Lights Up Christmas At Rockefeller Center In Two Dazzling Ball Gowns


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Mariah Carey made sure that this year's Christmas at Rockefeller Center was truly special last night when she performed at the 81st Annual Tree Lighting, aired on NBC. Mariah's performance may have been pre-recorded from the day before but this didn't affect the full festive impact of her dazzling performance.

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Mariah Made Sure All Eyes Were On Her At The Christmas Tree Lighting.

Now that the arm injury that has kept her in a sling for the past few months seems to have healed, Mariah pulled out all the stops to shine as brightly as the Christmas lights that were illuminated all around her. The 43 year-old diva, whose 1994 Christmas album is a classic, performed wearing two equally sumptuous ball gowns.

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'Selfie' Is The Word Of The Year: Charting Its Rise To The Top


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2013 is the year of the 'selfie,' the Oxford English Dictionary reckons at least, as the word used to describe a self-shot photograph has been named as the word of the year by the established dictionary authority. According to the Oxford English Dictionary web page, the decision to adopt selfie as word of the year was a " unanimous" decision, noting a 17,000 per cent increase in the usage of the word over the past 12 months.

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Mariah Carey is one star who has helped boost the 'selfie' craze

The powers at the Oxford English Dictionary have gone on to chart the rise of the word selfie, tracing its origins to a 2002 ABC Online forum posting. The word experts noted the wider use of the word in 2003 and its adoption into common usage by 2012, but it isn't until 2013 that selfie has become worthy of the Word of the Year title. It beat such buzzwords as 'bitcin,' 'showrunning' and the ever popular 'twerk' to emerge victorious, but what is it that has made 2013 the year of the selfie?

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The Butler Review


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This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and The Paperboy) bristled with unexpected life. By contrast, this star-packed drama uses a true story to trace the Civil Rights struggle from the 1950s to the present day. But it's been so fictionalised that it feels kind of like a variation on Forrest Gump.

Cecil Gaines (Whitaker) grew up on a Georgia cotton plantation, where the cruel master's kindly mother (Redgrave) taught him to be a house servant. Years later, he marries Gloria (Winfrey) and moves to Washington DC, where he gets a job in the White House as a butler to presidents from Eisenhower (Williams) to Reagan (Rickman). His job description is simple: "You hear nothing, you see nothing, you only serve." And yet as the nation grapples with its racist culture, he has a quiet influence on each leader who moves through the house.

Whitaker narrates the film in drawling flashbacks, while the story flickers between Cecil and his eldest son Louis (Oyelowo), an activist who is involved in every key moment in the Civil Rights movement. And their younger son (Kelley) is sent to Vietnam. So it's like a condensed version of late 20th century American history, made notable by the lively cast of cameo players including Marsden (as JFK), Schreiber (LBJ), Ellis (MLK) and Cusack (Nixon), plus Fonda as a lively Nancy Reagan.

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Harry Connick Jr. Picked As Third 'American Idol' Judge


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Harry Connick Jr. will be pitching up next to Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming season of the ever-popular American Idol, as the singer has been confirmed as the third and final artist to sit in the judge's seat next season. Having served as a mentor on the show on multiple occasions, the singer will finally ascend to the judge's table for the show's 13th season, The Hollywood Reporter first revealed.

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Harry Connick Jr. may possibly last more than one season as a judge

On Friday (30 August) it was confirmed that the crooner had signed a deal to become the latest judge on the show as producers apparently wanted a lack of female presence on the show following the friction and drama that followed last season's bickering judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. The friction between the two reflected particularly badly in the show's key demographic; older women, something that the addition of Connick will hopefully strengthen this time around.

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Dr. Luke Joins Jennifer Lopez & Keith Urban As Third 'American Idol' Judge


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Dr. Luke will be joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the judging panel of American Idol. Dr. Luke a.k.a. Lukas Gottwald is the third judge to be announced with another yet to be agreed upon. E! first reported the news.

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Gottwald is a songwriter and producer who is responsible for the likes of Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone'; Kesha's 'Tik Tok' and Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'. As Urban and Lopez are involved in the performance side of the music industry, Gottwald is likely to provide an interesting perspective when judging the televised singing competition. 

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Mariah Carey Opens Up On Shocking Racist Abuse She Suffered


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Promoting her new film, The Butler, Mariah Carey shared personal experiences that have affected the rest of her life and career. The movie, out soon, follows an African-American butler working in the White House as he observes the pivotal moments of racial equality in the 20th century.

The singer recalled a disturbing racist attack in which she was preyed upon for the colour of her skin. Reported by Yahoo! Movies, the starlet shared memories of a dark time in her life when she was targeted as she rode a Long Island school bus. She claims to have been spat upon as a racial insult to her skin colour and heritage.

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Mariah Shared A Dark Incident From Her Past.

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Lee Daniel's 'The Butler' Is A Clear Oscar Contender [Stills + Clips]


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Hollywood and the film industry seem more confident in taking on the issue of slavery in a cinematic context. Last year saw Django Unchained and Lincoln prove popular, and this year will see more films of that ilk, including Lee Daniels' The Butler, which enjoyed its premiere last night (Monday, Aug 5) in New York.

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The film follows Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) – an African-American White House butler who, due to his close proximity, was privy to many of the political events that helped shaped contemporary America. The film is based on the real-life account of Eugene Allen.

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Oprah And Forest Hit 'The Butler' NY Premiere, While Mariah Carey Makes A Fashion Statement Out Of An Arm Injury [Photos]


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'The Butler' looks set to be one of the most memorable movies of the year with an all-star cast that glittered on the red carpet at the New York premiere  last night (August 5th 2013).

Sparkling the brightest was Oprah Winfrey in a pretty pink sequined gown with her hair in full afro form, alongside her onscreen husband Forest Whitaker who plays the title role, and her real partner Stedman Graham. Nursing a dislocated shoulder in a funky studded sling was Mariah Carey, who has not been letting her injury get in the way of anything she does at the moment as this wasn't the first time she has stepped out in a quirky bling sling. Some of the presidents from the movie also showed up, including Liev Schreiber who played Lyndon B. Johnson and James Marsden who was John F. Kennedy, as well as First Ladies Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy and Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan.

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Cecil Gaines is a modest and dedicated butler at the White House who manages to make for himself a respectable career despite his underprivileged upbringing and cotton farm roots. Starting out as a regular kitchen worker, Cecil soon proves himself to be extremely proficient and works his way up to be the head butler for eight different US presidents. Some of them prove to be discriminatory, treating Cecil with little respect and holding massively differing views to him, but he always remains polite and does everything within his power to care for his employers while keeping any top secret information that he might hear firmly to himself. Meanwhile, he struggles at home with his son; a Black Panther with aggressive views on racial equality who is less than grateful to have a father working for the people that he believes are causing racial oppression. 

This story of loyalty and unconditional dedication is based on the true story of Eugene Allen; a butler who similarly lived through years of racial inequality before finally seeing, in his retirement, the election of the first black President, Barack Obama. His story was documented in the article 'A Butler Well Served by This Election' written by Wil Haygood. 'The Butler' has been directed by Lee Daniels ('The Paperboy', 'Precious', 'Shadowboxer') and co-written by Danny Strong ('Game Change', 'Recount') and will be released in the US on August 16th 2013.

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Nick Cannon Offers Amanda Bynes Support In Open Letter


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Nick Cannon has penned a letter to Amanda Bynes offering his support and explaining to the public the pressures of working in the entertainment industry. Cannon is the husband of Mariah Carey and is an actor, rapper and comedian. He has previously worked with Bynes on shows for the children's entertainment network Nickelodeon.

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In an open letter posted on his website, Cannon addressed the press and indirectly Bynes. Speaking to the press he wished to answer the vast number of questions regarding Bynes which have been addressed to him. 

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Mariah Carey Taken To Hospital With Shoulder Injury


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Mariah Carey is currently in a New York City hospital, where she has been since Sunday (July 7) suffering from a shoulder injury. The diva was shooting her next music video in the Big Apple when the accident took place and was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital late that night to receive treatment. Her rep says she's doing fine.

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Carey was shooting her part for the video for a remixed version of her song '#Beautiful' with rapper Young Jeezy, who performed his version of the song with Mariah and original '#Beautiful' guest Miguel at the BET Music Awards. Unfortunately, the video shoot - which was being directed by her husband Nick Cannon - had to be put on ice following the unspecified injury to the singer's shoulder. On Monday (July 8), a rep for the singer revealed the "doctors reset her shoulder" and that "she is fine."

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Mariah & Miguel Bring #Beautiful To Macy's On July Fourth


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Mariah Carey and Miguel delivered a soulful live performance of their hit track '#Beautiful', in a beautiful adornment to Macy's explosive Independence Day celebrations, with a three-piece choir and a live band.

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Mariah Carey Performs 'America the Beautiful' On July 4th.

Young children waved US flags and the crowd whooped patriotically as fan-clobbering crooner Miguel softly sang, "When you dance like that, your jeans so tight// Oh, you're killing me, baby do it again." Writhing on a haystack whilst looking every inch the wholesome country girl, Mariah's eyes met Miguel's as she answered in kind: "I like when you run red lights//Don't stop 'til you thrill me, oh how you thrill me."

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BET Awards 2013: Drake, Kendrick Lemar And Gabrielle Douglas Receive Two Awards [Pictures]


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The Bet Awards were held on Sunday (30th June) in L.A. The Awards first held in 2001 are to celebrate minorities in the entertainment business. Winners this year were: Charlie Wilson, Nicki Minaj, Gabrielle Douglas and Drake.

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The BET categories include Best R&B/Pop artist; Hip-Hop artist; sportsman and sportswoman; music video; viewer's choice; movie; gospel and international act.

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Everyone Saw It Coming - Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey Leave American Idol


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The Great American Idol eviction continues at full speed with Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey being the latest two to get the boot. Nobody is entirely shocked by the news though, as this seemed to be looming over the judges’ heads. With the last season, which ended with Candice Glover being crowned as the winner pulled in the lowest viewing figures of any American Idol year – with just 14.2 million people tuning in to watch the finale – it was clear something was amiss. Apparently the (truly impressive) level of conflict and drama that Minaj and Carey brought to the format, wasn’t enough to get the audience to pay attention. Rumors of firings and a complete restructuring of the judging panel have also been rampant ever since the show’s disappointing finale. It was only a matter of time.

Both Nicki and Mariah announced the news if their respective departures over Twitter and Fox released statements regarding both decisions, which, considering the circumstances, was the very least they could do.

"Mariah Carey is a true global icon - one of the most accomplished artists on the planet - and we feel extremely fortunate that she was able to bring her wisdom and experience to the 'American Idol' contestants this season," Fox said, via Reuters.

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Jennifer Lopez Slammed For Raunchy Outfit On Family Show [Video]


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Jennifer Lopez gave UK viewers of Simon Cowell's Britains Got Talent a real eyeful on Tuesday night, performing her new single 'Live It Up' while wearing a skimpy black leotard that barely covered her famous behind. Twitter immediately sprang into action, with some parents concerned about the "inappropriate" nature of her performance on what is considered a family show, with some young children actually performing.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson for TV regualtor Ofcom said, "Ofcom can confirm that it has received complaints about the Britain's Got Talent broadcast last night, which we are assessing but not currently investigating." One viewer on Twitter said, "BGT does #jenniferlopez realise it's a family show - only thing missing was the pole - cover up your cheeks please!" though judge Simon Cowell was pretty happy with how things went, telling Lopez, "Seriously, J-Lo. If anyone wants to know how you do it. That's how you do it,' he said. "Seriously world class."

For what it's worth, Lopez herself seemed pretty oblivious to any concerns and happily posted an Instagram of the R&B star being held up by various dancers. "Thanks @GotTalent for a great night #liveitup," she added.

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American Idol Hasn't Called Keith Urban Yet, (Do You Want To Tell Him, Or Should We?)


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Keith Urban says he is still awaiting his fate on American Idol and remains in the dark of producer's plans for the new season. Urban has been a popular and inoffensive judge on the show for season twelve, though industry sources suggest Fox are planning a complete overhaul of the show for season thirteen.

"I have no official information of anything. I'm pretty much in the same boat as everybody else here with the rumors that have been floating around," Urban told the Associated Press, "I don't know anything more about what's happening next season. It was like this before I signed on . . . so it's not unusual for the Idol folks to be in this place of figuring out what they want to do, then they always pull it together." Last week, E! News reported that Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Urban would be replaced by Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and possibly Aiken. American Idol producers were left red-faced midway through season twelve after it emerged they had tried to replace Mariah with previous judge Jennifer Lopez following dwindling viewer ratings. Carey's legal team blocked any such thing from happening.

We assume Urban wouldn't be too fussed should Idol bosses want to take the show in a different direction. His new album Fuse will hit shelves on September 10, 2013 and he'll head out on a huge tour in mid-July. Oh, and he's married to Nicole Kidman. So...

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Mariah Carey Nearly Gives Crowd An Eyeful During Good Morning America Live Show


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Mariah Carey had a, shall we say eventful, turn on Good Morning America this week. The '#beautiful' singer was set to perform live in Ramsey Playfield for the crowd and the GMA cameras, but the perils of live performance caught up with her. Mariah was decked out in an admittedly gorgeous pink Versace gown, perhaps a bit out of place early in the morning in Rumsey Playfield and maybe that’s why the fashion Gods punished her with a wardrobe malfunction.

As Mariah was chatting to Lara Spencer, she admitted to the back of her dress being unattached. But even the “moment” Carey had to fix the situation, after coming back from the break she announced that her dress had “popped.” Props to Mariah for taking care of the situation though. She did so after a couple of bleeped out comments, but the whole scene finished with her jokingly saying: “Hey, I’ll just hold them up the whole time, what are you gonna do.”

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Jennifer Hudson To Judge On The Show That Launched Her Career?


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Jennifer Hudson is reportedly in talks about becoming a judge on the 13th season of 'American Idol'; the same show on which she became a finalist in season 3.

The 'Dreamgirls' star and Grammy winning pop star has had previous experience in talent show judging, having become Kelly Rowland's guest mentor during the Judges Houses stage of the UK show 'The X Factor'. Now she could be set to revisit the beginnings of her own career though, this time, on the other side of the table according to a source in TheWrap. She made an appearance on the show recently for the finale and is allegedly now in talks with the producers. 'She got the offer and her reps are currently negotiating with [production company] Fremantle', said the source, adding, 'The show's producers feel they've lost their core audience. And they want to bring back former contestants in order to tell their core audience, 'We love you.' They know they've made some major mistakes over the past few seasons and they want to make it right with their fans.'

One of the judges, Randy Jackson, has handed in his resignation from the show already, though it is unknown whether or not Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj will stay on for another series.

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Cecil Gains is a devoted White House butler who grew up on a simple cotton farm where he and other black workers were not treated with any respect by their white counterparts. From a simple kitchen worker, he rises to be top butler to eight different presidents over the course of more than 30 years. Sworn to secrecy over the goings on at the White House, he serves the likes of Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Lyndon B. Johnson with all the care that he has in spite of their differing policies and the suppression of his race across the country. He rejects his freedom fighter son's distaste at Cecil's job and never once wavers in his respect for his government. He merely stands back, silver platter in hand and watches the progression of racial equality until the day the country's first black president is finally inaugurated.  

This is a story about loyalty and commitment based on the article by Wil Haygood, 'A Butler Well Served by This Election', about Eugene Allen; a real butler who showed his devotion to his job over the course of three decades while he and his fellow black civilians went from being the underdogs to top dog as he lives to see the election of President Barack Obama. It has been directed by Lee Daniels ('The Paperboy', 'Precious', 'Shadowboxer') and co-written by Danny Strong ('Game Change', 'Recount'), and has an incredible all-star ensemble cast. 'The Butler' is set to his theatres in the US on August 16th 2013.

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FOX Plans Complete Overhaul Of American Idol Judging Panel


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Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson are all set to be thrown off the American Idol judging panel in a complete remodelling of the singing competition by FOX. The network has seen viewer ratings over the current season drop to 25% lower than last years overall figures.

This years stats are even further from the wonder years of the Simon Cowell-era, but rather than concede that they are flogging a dead horse FOX are steadfast in their loyalty to the show as they look to compete with NBC's The Voice as well as The X Factor, which is also shown on FOX. The Warp broke the news of the plans to ship out this seasons newly installed panel and although the show is struggling, admitted it is still popular and the network's drastic plan could work in their favour.

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How On Earth Did Angie Miller Get Eliminated From American Idol?


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Angie Miller - the favorite to win American Idol since the Hollywood rounds - was sensationally booted out of the competition on Thursday (May 9, 2013). Miller stunned the judges earlier in the competition with a performance of her original song 'You Set Me Free' and even changed her name from 'Angela' to 'Angie' as audiences warmed to her.

However, Miller's run on Idol ended at the top three after her elimination last night. It followed Wednesday night performances  of Elton John's 'Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word,' Pink's 'Try' and Emile Sande's 'Maybe' after which she was deemed to be the round one winner. Following her shocking elimination, she was often unable to sing the lyrics to her exit song after being overcome with emotion.

Miller's exit paves the way for a final including Candice Glover and Kree Harrison, slightly underwhelming for Idol audiences. Once this year's victor is crowned, the show looks set to undergo a major overhaul with veteran judge Randy Jackson already announcing his exit. According to industry website The Wrap, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban are also set to get their marching orders are a season of poor reviews and worse ratings. 

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Randy Jackson Leaves American Idol, Carey, Minaj And Urban To Follow


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Randy Jackson has confirmed that he is leaving American Idol, adding credence to reports that he and the three judges, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban have been axed from the show in a dramatic shakeup. In a devastating cull, Idol bosses have decided to start over and reportedly told all four judges they would not be returning next season.

"Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement, "I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry," he said. "It's been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures."

An insider told The Wrap on Thursday (May 9, 2013) that Fox plans to start the show from scratch after the current season came in for the worst reviews and ratings of the series so far. The website also reported how executive producer Nigel Lythgoe may not be returning, though Ryan Seacrest will probably stick around.

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Angie Miller Wins Over American Idol Audience With Sentimental Performance


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Angie Miller seems to be a favorite to win American Idol at this point and her performances of renditions of Elton John’s Sorry, Pink’s Try and Maybe by Emeli Sande seems to have solidified her position but besides performing the three hits – one of which was chosen by critic Jimmy Iovine, the judges and the show’s producers – Angie also showcased her hometown of Beverly.

In a special segment, the singer was shown arriving in Boston and then going back to her small town, where she visited her parents at home, made a stop at the Beverly High School and met up with friends at a coffee shop. Angie also performed for the crowd at her home town. More than 15 000 people had gathered to see the Idol contestant perform at her old school. Miller expressed her amazement at the amount of people who had shown up to support her.

“This is incredible,” she said. “I mean, it doesn’t get any better than this.”

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Angie Miller On The Brink Of Winning American Idol


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Boston native Angie Miller is the favorite to win this year's American Idol competition heading into tonight's top three challenge. She faces off against South Carolina's Candice Glover, 23, and Texan Kree Harrison, 22, though it appears to be Miller's time to shine.

On Wednesday (May 8, 2013), each woman will perform three songs - a judge's choice, Jimmy Iovine's pick and their own selection. According to the Boston Herald, judge Mariah Carey has been begging Angie to treat the judges to one of her original hits for weeks, given she lit up the auditions round with her pop ballad 'You Set Me Free.' The song has been viewed nearly 4 million times in YouTube and there is speculation that Miller could release the track should she win the title.

Miller's songwriting ability appears to have given the edge over both Glover and Harrison and she's also a skilled pianist, which would help as an Idol winner. Tonight's episode will also highlight the hometown visits of each contestant, with Miller delighting the crowds in her hometown of Beverly on Saturday (May 4, 2014).

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Mariah Carey Closes Disneyland For Private Wedding Vows Renewal


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The Disneyland Resort was closed to the public for a short time on Tuesday, to allow Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon to renew their wedding vows and enable their guests to take advantage of the rides and attractions. Around 250 guests mingled on a chilly night at the family resort for the reception, which Cannon deejayed at, reports the Los Angeles Times.

"On our way to renew our vows," Carey tweeted beforehand. "I love you @Nick Cannon." The couple married in the Bahamas on April 30, 2008 and welcomed their kids Monroe and Moroccan three years later. For whatever reason, the pair feel the need to renew their vows every year - last year came an overblown ceremony at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This time, the 43-year-old singer, who's having a few problems on American Idol, wore a white-princess style wedding gown with sparkly headpiece. Later, they took a ride in a horse-drawn crytal carriage from the Dream Suite near the Pirates of the Caribbean rides to Main Street, where they met with up their kids. They had renewed their vows after walking down the aisle towards Sleep Beauty's Castle, complete with a fireworks show. Sounds, err, interesting.

According to the Times, Fantasyland was decorated with 10,000 crystals for the occasion, along with about 15,000 flowers imported from South Africa, Holland and France.

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Mariah Carey Refuses Backstage 'Idol' Interviews After Replacement Reports


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Mariah Carey nor Nicki Minaj stopped for post-show backstage interviews following reports that producers had attempted to reshuffle the judging line-up midway through the current season. According to the Hollywood Reporter, bosses had attempted to force Carey out of the show and replace her with Jennifer Lopez, though the diva caught wind of the plan and got her legal team involved. Meanwhile, producers are apparently also on the hunt for a replacement for Nicki Minaj after she failed to connect with audiences.

Sources have since confirmed the replacement reports to E! online, with it now known that producers attempted to have Lopez return to the judging desk to save ratings. After Wednesday's show, contestant Kree Harrison voiced her support for Mariah though didn't exactly dismiss the idea of Lopez returning. "I would love to meet J.Lo.but I don't wanna see [Mariah] go nowhere because I love her, you know." According to E! online, Harrison was "rushed off to another interview by a publicist" after the subject came up.

The other girls in the competition were also quick to stand by the current judging panel, with Angie Miller admitting that it was "so weird hearing [the reports]. I say forget it!" In response to Ryan Seacrest's announcement that a "big surprise" would take place this week, Amber Holcomb hinted at the possibility of Lopez returning, saying, ""I think somebody's coming back!" she said excitedly. 

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"American Idol" Might Bump Mariah Carey In Favor Of Jennifer Lopez Due To Poor Ratings


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It’s no secret that “American Idol” has been struggling in the ratings department for a few seasons now and that the latest overhaul of the judjing panel, including the addition of Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj was meant to remedy the situation. That hasn’t happened unfortunately, as viewer numbers continue to plummet. Currently, Idol is pulling in around 12-13 million viewers, about half of its viewership in the glory days. Adding Carey and Nicki Minaj to the mix was meant to stir up some drama, ignite a spark in the judging panel that would get the viewers interested again, but their half-hearted disagreements weren’t exactly what the viewers, and consequently Fox, were looking for.

This sparked rumours that Fox was gearing up to replace Carey mid-season, possibly with veteran panelist Jennifer Lopez. Lopez’s previous appointment as a judge did manage to boost ratings for her first season, before things returned to their disappointingly anemic average and Lopez was booted off. The rumour that Carey now faces the same fate – a termination of her $18 million contract, originated from a report by The Hollywood Reporter, which claimed that Fox execs were considering the switch back.

Fox Entertainment Chairman Keith Reily however, has denied that the network has any intention of firing Mariah and noted that even though Idol’s ratings are slipping, they are still higher than any other reality format. With that and with Mariah’s killer legal team, reportedly threatening legal action, according to New York Daily News, Carey’s judging gig is still looking pretty secure.

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Is Jennifer Lopez Replacing Mariah Carey On American Idol?


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Things aren’t going well for American Idol this season, and if rumors are to believe there’s been some serious panic behind the scenes, with producers reportedly mulling over the option of bringing Jennifer Lopez back in to replace Mariah Carey.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that Fox show bosses were looking into the switch, with the big move of bringing Carey in to judge having little effect on revitalizing the tired format, with ratings sliding ever further. Apparently though Carey got wind that they were thinking of bringing back Lopez, who was a critical and ratings smash when she was on the show between 2010 and 2012, and threatened litigation.

So are these reports true? A Fox spokeswoman says no: "This is just another ridiculous Idol judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale” they said. Producer Fremantle NorthAmerica declined to comment, meanwhile. A rep for Carey denied the allegations, and Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe said: "I have not been included in any conversation regarding replacing Mariah with Jen this season.” So maybe not. But something’s definitely rotten with American Idol, which has seen rival, NBC’s The Voice rise to ratings of 5.2 at the same time its own have dropped to as low as 2.8. Maybe the fact of the matter is that it’s impossible to keep a show format that’s been largely the same for 11 years fresh? Everything has to come to an end sometime.

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American Idol Recap: Candice Glover And Kree Harrison Deliver Despite Injury


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In an injury-plagued American Idol, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison impressed the judges despite being injured. Harrison belted out Janis Joplin's Piece of My Heart while remaining static due to a pinched nerve.

“I feel like the show finally started tonight,” Randy Jackson said, not really noticing the contestant’s affliction. “That's how you come out and rock the stage. I love seeing this bluesy side of you. This girl can sing. She's in it to win it!” Keith Urban, though, noticed something was up, and forced Harrison into an explanation. “This is me giving you my all with my pinched nerve. I was hoping you wouldn't be able to tell,” she explained. “I knew something was going on,” said Keith. “10 out of 10 for your professionalism, Kree.” Nicki Minaj was equally impressed: “Girl, you could have had a pinched nerve, got on my nerve, got on several nerves. That was magnificent Miss Lady,” she beamed. “You're stunning. It's so natural. I think your voice was unmatched, I'm just obsessed with you.”

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Another Motown Special? Predictable Week For American Idol, Janelle Arthur Saves The Day


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Really, American Idol? Another Motown special? You’d think that with so much experience under their belts, and with world-class talent like Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on board, the folks behind American Idol would be able to think of something a little more… how you say… challenging? or interesting, even, than yet another Motown-themed evening on American Idol. That’s what viewers were faced with last night though and once again, it is via the medium of Motown that the weekly winners and losers shall be decided.

So who were those winners and losers? Well, Nicki Minaj has already stated, unequivocally, that whoever wins this year’s American Idol, it will not be a male contestant. Hanging on by a thread, then, is Lazaro Arbos. Even the presence of a gaggle of backing singers and brass players couldn’t lift Lazaro’s performance above being mediocre. And as for his joint performance with Burnell Taylor and Davin Velez? Well, that was a disaster and he even admitted that he didn’t know the words to the song. It’s not looking good for Lazaro right now. 

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Mariah Carey Wardrobe Malfunction Blown Out Of Proportion - What Nipple-Slip?


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Why is everyone talking about a Mariah Carey wardrobe malfunction? What does 'wardrobe malfunction' even mean? The imagery that springs to mind is of a robotic wardrobe which has had water poured into it with sparks flying, gears grinding, eventually to a halt. That would be a 'wardrobe malfunction'. A very, very slight nip-slip is neither a malfunction nor something to be talked about. Half the world's adult population has breasts, or has no one noticed that yet?

Sometimes a lot of extra flesh is accidentally flashed. More often than not it's a woman and more often than not that woman is criticised for having a body that doesn't play by the rules. Carey's breasts' slight misdemeanour is hardly worth a mention. In fact, it shouldn't be mentioned. For women's bodies to come under such scrutiny is a scandal. Nevertheless, the faint whisp of a left areola was visible and that, apparently, is worth a conversation.

Carey appeared at the So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert in Atlanta last week. It was a celebration of her pals including Jermaine Dupri and it's a real shame that focus hasn't been kept on that far more important aspect of the event. US Weekly said that Carey gave the audience "quite a show" when  a 'breast popped out' as she raised her hands to wave to the audience. Photos from the 'malfunction' show almost nothing, the audience, not all of whom had the zoom-lens power of the photographers will definitely not have been able to see anything. Yes, Carey probably helped give them quite a show, but not for the reasons US Weekly claim, rather, simply because she's an enormous star and great friend to Jermaine Dupri etal

Mariah Carey Wardrobe Malfunction At Party - Strapless Dress 1, Mariah 0


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Mariah Carey’s wardrobe malfunction at the So So Def 20th anniversary concert has caused the American Idol judge a spot of embarrassment last Saturday (February 23, 2013). You’d think that an entertainer with as many years in the industry under her belt as Mariah has would be far too savvy to fall foul of the ‘nip-slip’ but it would appear that that is not the case at all.

The unfortunate incident took place at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, when Mariah was onstage wearing a strapless, curvy cream dress with metallic embellishments. As she wheeled out a cake to celebrate the anniversary of of her long-term collaborator Jermaine Dupri’s record label, the singer’s breast made a brief attempt at freedom and unbeknownst to Carey, her nipple popped out to say hello as she waved to fans, according to Us magazine. It wasn’t exactly the worst wardrobe malfunction in the world but these pop stars must rue the day the strapless dress was ever invented, when these things happen. 

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Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon's Valentine's Day Bath Interrupted By Surprise Visitor!


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Forget husband Nick Canon, there was someone else that Mariah Carey was sharing a romantic bubble bath with on Valentine’s day – her pup Jill E Beans! (See what she’s done there with her name?)

In fairness to Carey, the bath was actually meant for Nick, but whilst she was waiting for him to arrive (and tweeting pictures of herself doing so) she was interrupted by the surprise visitor. “Aaaah! Jill E Beans leaps to the tub In hopes of a splash champagne - whhhhhy?!” Carey wrote on Twitter, although to be honest on the accompanying picture she looked a lot happier than her pet, who looked like it was severely regretting its decision to dive on in.

Anyway, after all of that Mariah did eventually get out of the tub – and we presume Nick was there for a bit of it – because she then posted a pic of the pair of them ready to go out in New York. Mariah has the uncanniest knack of being able to look like she’s in the 1990’s no matter what year it is, and so it proved again as she wore her hair back in a ponytail, looking adoringly at her husband of a year. After that they went out for a ride in a horse drawn carriage through Central Park, before arriving back home where, Carey showed us, her bed had been covered in petals. Awww. We wonder if the dog interrupted that scene too.

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"It Is What It Is" Says Mariah Carey Of Her Squabbles With Nicki Minaj


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Mariah Carey is a diva. Nicki Minaj is a diva. Is it any wonder then that when you put the two together on a panel and add (oh dear) opinions to the mix, things are going to get heated?

Doubtless, this is exactly what the producers of American Idol had in mind when they came up with the combination. But lately, Mariah has been reluctant to add fuel to the fire. She made a very pacifistic comment in an interview with dnaindia.com, saying, “This is a very passionate panel. There are a lot of strong personalities. The fighting is what it is. This is American Idol. It is bigger than some stupid trumped-up thing. It is about the next superstar. The whole thing is convoluted. It is a distraction from the show and the contestants.”

Whilst this sounds very mature of her, is Mariah really fooling anybody? Let’s face it, the Kelly Clarksons and Adam Lamberts of American Idol come once in a blue moon and whilst a winner or finalist might rise up to some prominence if they play their cards right, talent is certainly not the only reason people watch the show for. It’s the drama, pure and simple. And whether it is a contestant openly lying on the show like Matthew Farmer did earlier this week, or two bickering pop stars (aka Mariah and Nicki), the turmoil is the main source of entertainment on Idol. So, when a combination like this happens, it’s not unfortunate, but rather a reason for the producers to pat themselves on the back. It’s probably an opportunity for the stars themselves to cash in, one way or another.

The Idol Judging Panel: Minaj Shines And Harmony Rules


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With a new panel and a whole new dynamic, this season of American Idol is going strong so far.

It looks like the driving force behind the revival are mostly the ladies – after the obligatory fight/feud/general beef (what’s the trendy term these days?) Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj seem to have reconciled in their mission to let as many hot guys as possible through the qualifying round. Nicki is her usual larger-than-life self, complete with eye-popping colour palette, (mostly) witty banter, and a ready comment for every contestant. Maybe her energy is exactly what the talent competition needed to get back on its feet. But the reason that Miss Minaj’s whole persona works on the show, is that it works with the other judges.

Mariah balances out Nicki’s zany personality with her calm, serene appearance (seriously, does anyone know what they have in those cups?), while Keith Urban is the nice guy every judging panel needs, in order for the viewer not to hate them. Meanwhile, Randy Jackson is just there to stir up the occasional spat, by egging on contestants and judges alike. It’s always clear, however, that any drama is mainly for the cameras and in overall, they all just get along. Just like one big, mismatched, reality TV family.

Mariah Carey Increased Security After Gun Threat From Nicki Minaj


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Mariah Carey increased her security when she was threatened by Nicki Minaj on American Idol, Reuters reports. Keen to distance herself from Nicki’s uncivilised behaviour, Mariah has painted herself as the concerned and distinguished party in the whole affair, telling Barbara Waters in an interview “it felt like an unsafe work environment… Anytime anybody's reeling threats at somebody, you know, it's not appropriate… I'm a professional. I'm not used to that type of environment.”

Carey added that she hired extra security when 30 year old Minaj was heard to say “if I had a gun I would shoot that bitch,” referring to 42 year old Carey. Mariah told Waters that increasing her security “was the appropriate thing to do,” after her co-star threatened her, adding that she had her 20 month old twins with her on the road, as well as her husband Nick Cannon. Aware that the whole furore – whilst it may have been scary – could easily be written off as a publicity stunt aimed to increase American Idol’s ratings, Carey added “for all the drama, I hope it helps the show.”

When asked about how much money she was getting paid to be a judge on the TV singing talent contest, the figure of $18 million for the season was bandied about. “I think we’re in the ballpark, I can’t even talk about those things.” 

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Video: Mariah Carey Performs Neo-Soul Rendition Of 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'


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Ok, so it wasn't quite neo-soul, but it did feature Questlove and The Roots as the backing band. Mariah Carey stopped by the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this week and was roped into performing her classic Christmas hit, still considered by many to be the finest of all the famous festive song.

The Roots took to their kid-sized toy instruments, including xylophone, bongos, rattlers, wood blocks and drums, while a chorus of children chimed in on background vocals - of course, Mariah's powerful vocals give things a bit of authenticity. However, we reckon the highlight of the evening was Questlove's holiday sweater - a disastrously cream Christmas zip-down creation. Fallon started things off, singing the ditty's opening lines, "I don't want a lot for Christmas. There is just one thing I need," before taking to the drums, tambourine and kazoo and letting Mariah take over. Writing on her Twitter page later, the 42-year-old singer wrote: "Join the fun + sing along to my festive 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' collabo with @jimmyfallon & @theroots!!!" Fallon tweeted, "@mariahcarey + theroots + Classroom Instruments. So fun."

As is becoming tradition, Mariah has been doing the Christmassy promotional rounds this year, last week performing her famous track at the annual tree-lighting ceremony at New York's Rockefeller Center.

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Nicki Minaj Accuses Steven Tyler Of Racist Remark On Twitter


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 Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey is over, now the school kids are surrounding Minaj and Steven Tyler, chanting "Fight, fight!" over and over again, hoping to see some bloodshed before the teacher comes to break it all up. 

Tyler gave an interview to MTV, which didn't sit well with Minaj, you see. "You just have to give your opinion. It wasn't hard for me, but I would imagine it's hard for some people, and they need a manager to say 'Shut the f--- up, and just give them your opinion,'" Tyler said. "These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they're in New York City, they're scared to death; you're not going to get the best [out of them]. ... If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying." Minaj is not happy, not at all, and she took to Twitter to air her grievances at what she believes to be a racist comment. "Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven't seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet," she wrote. "I understand you really wanted to keep your job but take that up with the producers. I haven't done anything to you. That's a racist comment. You assume that I wouldn't have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f--k yourself and worry about yourself babe."

She didn't stop there, and, clearly incensed, wrote, "LOL lets make him a shirt that says "No Coloreds Allowed" then escort him down 2 Barbara Walters so he can tell how he was threatened w/guns. When Steven 1st went on Idol he was ridiculed by his peers & fans alike. Called a sell out. So what does he do? Ridicule the next judge." Neither Tyler or Fox have responded to the tweets or claims made, E! reports. 

BAD25: Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Documentary Hits All The Right Notes


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Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary BAD25 has been hailed as a success. Spike Lee, of course, has personal knowledge of working with Jackson – he directed his 1996 video ‘The Don’t Care About Us,’ so the documentary is lent an intimate air, as he conducts the interviews himself. Featured in the interviewee’s chair are a host of stars, all influenced, or touched by Jackson and the music of his hit album Bad (released 25 years ago this year).

Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder are amongst those discussing Jackson’s creative vision, on the album that sold over 30 million copies and spawned five consecutive number ones. According to Boston.com, the film plays out with a series of oral accounts of the recording period. Lee speaks to all of the major players in the recording studio as ell as those involved in his videos and the accompanying tour (surprisingly, including the only solo North American tour that Jackson would ever headline).

Some of the cinematographic vignettes include footage of Martin Scorsese directing Michael Jackson (and Wesley Snipes, before he was famous) in the video for ‘Bad’ and Sheryl Crow, talking of the time that she worked as a back-up singer for Jackson. “The molecules changed in the room,” she said. Although Spike Lee is a vivacious character in his own right, he steps back and lets the interviewees do the talking here. The documentary will be aired this evening (November 21, 2012) at 9:30pm EST, on ABC.

Nicki Minaj Open To A Duet With Mariah Carey On American Idol


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Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey may be TV's favourite warring couple at the moment, but that doesn't mean that the two may put their personal differences behind themselves in the name of music, with Minaj admitting that an on-air collab between her and her American Idol co-judge could be on the cards.

With the ongoing spat between them seemingly being cleared up (somewhat) by Nicki on her reality show, Nicki Minaj: My Truth, (and by that I mean that she has given her side of the story) the 'Starships' singer has also admitted that she would be more than willing to perform with Carey on the show. She told E!, who air her new three-part show, that she would be down with sharing a mic as long as Carey was too, saying: "I think people would be interested in seeing that."

The feud between the two started when it was announced that Minaj would be joining Carey as the new panelist for the ongoing season of American Idol, although some reports have stated that the feud goes back further than that. The altercation really reached boiling point during an audition early on in the series when the two came to blows over a contestant, with the Roman Reloaded hitmaker attacking Carey with a tirade not meant for sensitive ears, with footage of the rant making its way online. Minaj has since said that Carey had been winding her up throughout filming, and at the point of the argument she had reached boiling point.

Can Barack Obama Fix Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey’s Busted Relationship?


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Can Barack Obama mend Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey’s relationship on American Idol?

OK, we’re going to be honest; we hadn’t really considered this question until we heard Michael Yo of the Yo Show actually asking the US president if he was capable of such a thing, but now that the question’s out there, it’s surely worth thinking about!

Barack Obama appeared as a guest on The Yo Show and within seconds of having him on air, Michael had already posed the question that he thought the American voting public really wanted the answer to this: “Can you repair the relationship between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on American Idol? That’s what the people wanna know.” Obviously used to having tricky questions thrown his way, Obama took it all in his stride and simply said that he had faith in the pair of divas to sort their own troubles out. “"I think that they are going to be able to sort it out, I am confident… I'm all about bringing people together, working for the same cause, I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they're moving forward and not going backwards.”

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Barack Obama Weighs Is On Mariah Carey, Nicky Minaj Feud


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President Obama is right in the heat of the 2012 election campaign, however it's nice to see that the leader of the free world can still take time out of his busy day to talk about the issues that really matter. The president called into Y100!'s Michael Yo Show to comment on the question of the day - the feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

The president was quite diplomatic in answering the question of whether he could resolve the spat, stating that he believed the two would work out their differences. On being asked who he supported in the the pop star rivalry, he went with Mariah. "She's actually done some events for us. I've gotten to know her and Nick (Cannon), she's a wonderful lady. Nicki I don't know, but I've got her on my iPod," the leader of the free world commented.

For whatever reason, the fight between Carey and Minaj has been the talk of the internet as of late, with blows being exchanged in both directions. Minaj's recent outburst at Mariah Carey was followed by accusations from Carey's side that the other diva threatened to shoot her.


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Girl Power At The 2012 American Music Awards: Nicki Minaj And Rihanna Lead The Way


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Nicki Minaj and Rihanna are expected to clean up at the 2012 American Music Awards, with four nominations apiece, reports Reuters.

Rihanna is top of the table for the main category, as she wards off competition from Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Canadian rapper Drake for artist of the year. She’s also in line for female soul/R&B artist and best album, and will lock horns with Minaj for the female pop/rock artist category. Minaj could be recognized for her album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, in both the pop/rock and rap/hip hop categories this year, and she’s nominated for favorite rap artist, too. Minaj has been attracting extra attention recently; her very public feud with Mariah Carey on American Idol culminated in a strange gun threat, but most seem sure the ‘diva-off’ is being played up by Fox to boost the talent show’s viewership.

Elsewhere in the awards, teenage singer Bieber landed three nominations this year, tying with British boy band One Direction, Maroon 5, Drake and R&B star Usher. Adele and Taylor Swift – who dominated the awards last year - received one nomination apiece. Swift will fight for female country artist against Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, while Adele was nominated in the favorite adult contemporary artist category alongside Kelly Clarkson and Train. The AMA’s - which will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year - are determined by fans through online voting, which starts on Tuesday. The ceremony and performance show will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on November 18.


Mariah Carey Threatened By Nicki Minaj? : Nick Cannon Gets Involved


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Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey: a feud made in TV heaven, for the producers anyway. But now the rivalry has got so far – with Minaj threatening to shoot Carey – Nick Cannon has stepped in to give his opinion, reports The New York Daily News.

But it’s not the protective husband speech Mariah, and us, were perhaps expecting, with Cannon stating that he “wasn’t concerned” over Minaj’s supposed threat to “shoot” his better half. “I wasn't concerned," Cannon told E! News. "That's exactly what you called it was drama. With drama, it's theatrics. I'm not worried about that stuff." When he was asked about the supposed gun threat, Cannon laughed, saying: "I don't know. I wasn't there. It made for good news. It sounded good, right? Good job, Fox." His wife, Mariah, doesn’t seem so sure, and she’s reportedly beefed up the ranks of her security entourage, just be safe.

The controversy started (the gun controversy, anyway) when Barbara Walters told The View, “She said that when Nicki walked off the set, multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch’”. Minaj has a history of threatening to shoot rivals: the 29-year-old super-star put out a lyrical hit on fellow rapper Remy Ma in a 2008 freestyle rap. Cannon is probably right; this whole thing has been blown out of proportion, and Fox are loving the extra exposure, but whilst gun threats are being bandied about, no one’s going to sit back and ignore it.


Did Nicki Minaj Threaten To Shoot Mariah Carey? Barbara Walters Says So


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Mariah Carey has claimed that Nicki Minaj threatened to shoot her. The claims have been made public via Barbara Walters, who recounted a conversation that she'd had with Carey on the ABC show The View, regarding video footage of Nicki cussing Mariah during the filming of American Idol. Although the footage was not completely clear, Nicki could be heard referring to Mariah as "her f***ing highness and saying that she would no longer put up with her.

Fox News report that Walters had a phone conversation with Carey, who told her "when Nicki walked off the set, multiple people heard Nicki say, `If I had a gun I would shoot the (adjective unspoken by Walters) bitch." Apparently, after a meeting that both Nicki and Mariah attended, Nicki said to her newfound nemesis "I love you but we might fight again," to which Mariah answered "no, we will not." Walters also revealed that Mariah has felt the situation so severe that she has hired extra security, saying that she "doesn't feel comfortable, emotionally." She has said though, that she intends to continue with the show because she loves it and loves mentoring the contestants.

Nicki Minaj has been invited onto Barbara Walters' show to give her side of the story but has so far has responded with a string of Twitter posts, such as "Hey yAll. Lets just say nicki said smthn about a gun. Ppl will believe it cuz she's a black rapper. Lmao. I'll then hit up Barbara n milk it" and "I don't call tmz n Barbara Walters cuz I stand on my own two feet. Never needed an army. God is good. Insecurity is as cruel as the grave." American Idol has only been filming for a couple of weeks, though we've long known that Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were likely to come to blows. If one of the two judges have already descended into threatening to shoot the other, though, heaven only knows what the live shows are going to be like!

Jennifer Lopez's Daughter Emme Steals Show At Paris Fashion Week


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Jennifer Lopez and her daughter Emme stole the show at Chanel’s Paris Fashion Week show yesterday (October 2, 2012). The former American Idol judge took her four year-old daughter to the Grand Palais, along with her boyfriend Casper Smart, to take in the new spring / summer 2013 collection from the label’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld.

Female First have published snaps of the couple, along with Emme, enjoying the catwalk show from the front row. Lopez was looking chic in a low-cut white dress and Emme wore a pink Chanel dress, with a white cardigan and pink shoes. They even managed to overshadow the fact that Kanye West was there to see the show, as well. As for the show itself, Lagerfeld used wind turbines to display his new collection; after the show, he said “It's more about the mood of the times, not something you have to translate. It's all about the wind, it's in the air. I started sketching in Central Park and it was so hot that I wanted fresh air.”

Lopez was looking relaxed – most likely glad that she has left the drama of American Idol behind her. We bet she’ll be glad that it was Mariah Carey and not her that was on the end of Nicki Minaj’s foul-mouthed rant, which made its way online today, courtesy of TMZ. Jennifer Lopez left the show at the end of last season, to pursue her pop career and seems to be enjoying some time with her children and boyfriend, as well.


Diva Strop! Nicki Minaj Caught Cursing At Mariah Carey On American Idol


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Nicki Minaj has been caught cussing at Mariah Carey on American Idol. It was never going to be long before the two divas came to blows but we thought Carey would be the first to lose her cool. Apparently not! TMZ have posted footage of Nicki Minaj ranting at American Idol’s production staff and at Mariah herself. The footage is a little blurry and TMZ had to bleep out quite a large portion of what was coming out of Nicki’s mouth. You can see Keith Urban sat between Nicki and Mariah looking exasperated and Randy Jackson is stood at the end of the table, equally powerless.

Not all of the rant is audible but you can hear Nicki saying “I told them I'm not f**kin' putting up with her f**king highness over there. Figure it the f**k out. Figure it out… I'm not gonna sit here every f**king minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.” According to the report, Nicki also threatened to “knock out” Mariah but said it before the camera was recording.

It’s hard to know what the American Idol bosses will be thinking about this latest drama between Nicki and Mariah. In essence, it will probably be good for the show as it’s bound to get more and more viewers intrigued and tuning in. After all, one of the main reasons they revamped the judging line-up was too boost falling viewer figures. What better than a foul-mouthed rant from a rapper in a pink wig to do that?


Video - Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Allow Photos Outside Soho Eatery


Pop icon Mariah Carey and rapper husband Nick Cannon arrive at an eatery in Soho, New York, to be met by a crowd of photographers. They smile and pose for photos before entering.

The pair have been married since 2008 and gave birth to twins last year (2011), Monroe Cannon and Moroccan Scott Cannon. They have been involved in several altercations with controversial rapper Eminem starting in 2009 when he released a song claiming to have had a relationship with Mariah. The pair hit back with songs of their own mocking and denying his claim. The feud has never been fully resolved

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Mariah Carey

Date of birth

27th March, 1970

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

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