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There appeared to be a diva face-off on the season finale of ‘American Idol,’ but an eyewitness tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that viewers were fooled by a bit of editing.
The season finale of American Idol on May 16 was exciting, but it was Mariah Carey’s potential diss towards Jennifer Lopez that caught viewers’ attention! At the end of J.Lo’s performance of “Live It Up,” it appeared as though Mariah refrained from giving a standing ovation while her fellow judges Randy Jackson, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj leapt to their feet.
However, an eyewitness tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “During the entire performance, Mariah was dancing in her chair and loving every single minute of it. When the confetti dropped, Mariah took some of it and waved it around in celebration of how well J.Lo did. »
- Christopher Rogers
It was a battle of the divas on the season finale of ‘American Idol’ — and we’re not talking about the contestants!
Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez, who are rumored to be rivals, both performed on the May 16 season finale of American Idol. J.Lo was given the prime spot of performing her new song “Live It Up” before the coronation of the season 12 champ, but Mariah didn’t seem enthused. While Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban jumped to their feet at the end of the song, Mariah continued sitting and instead, playfully toyed with a streamer. How rude!
Even though Mariah was given the opportunity to sing a medley of her own hits at the top of the finale, she seemed unamused by the positive response J.Lo received.
The present and former judges do have a complicated history. It seems Mariah »
- Christopher Rogers
Rapper and “American Idol” judge Nicki Minaj is set to trade music for the movies: she's in final negotiations to star alongside Cameron Diaz in the upcoming revenge comedy “The Other Woman.” Diaz stars as the titular other woman who discovers her boyfriend (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married. She teams up with his wife (Leslie Mann) to concoct a payback scheme, and the pair bring another mistress (Kate Upton) into the fold along the way. Minaj would play the assistant to Diaz's character at a law firm. The assistant – who's on her third marriage – is described as opinionated and brutally honest, traits Minaj embodies at her “Idol” judging job, which will come in handy for the role. The film will be Minaj's first foray into live action, after she voiced a character in last year's “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” The movie sounds fun and has a promising cast, leading us to »
- Katie Roberts
It’s Stevie Wonder night! The American icon will be In The Ballroom to accompany the remaining Sparkalien couples on this chapter in their Quest for the Hardened Knob of Glitter. I have no doubt the solo and team dances (paso and samba) will be both sassy and classy. My only question is: Will Stevie or his piano be decorated with sequins? Has he ever considered….fringed keys? (Full recap here…)
Discuss tonight’s show in the comments! But terrible news: As I am not feeling well right now, I think it’s best to pre-emptively declare this a non-hidden gems week. »
- Annie Barrett
Did American Idol make history on Thursday? The top six contestants of season 12, who performed Wednesday night, included five women and one man, Lazaro Arbos. Arbos, who has a stutter that seems to disappear when he sings, started off strong in the competition. But in recent weeks, the ice cream scooper from Naples, Fla., flubbed his lyrics and struggled to get positive feedback from judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson. Meanwhile, the women - Kree Harrison, Candice Glover, Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller and Janelle Arthur - were doing well, setting up a unique situation for the »
- Steve Helling
Look, maybe you and your stepson are right and American Idol has jumped the shark. I accept your wrongness/common sense. But if you tuned in last night to the Top 6's "Burt Bacharach/Songs You Wish You Wrote"-themed evening, you can't deny that it delivered everything that has ever mattered about American Idol, including vocal triumphs, ferocious attitude, the dismal failure of a teenage dandy, Randy Jackson's gift for thoughts, 17-year-olds being forced to perform the songs of Jackie DeShannon, and Ryan Seacrest's attempts at empathy. Every time he nervously puts his hand on Lazaro's shoulder, it's like a deleted scene from Speilberg's A.I. is upon us.
Then there's the other emotionally troubled member of the American Idol brain surgeon gallery: Mariah Carey. I've defended her long enough and still believe she delivers an iota's worth of real advice every 15 minutes or so, but man, »
Candice Glover's got Mariah Carey's glitter stamp of approval. American Idol judges gave Glover a big standing ovation after Glover's performance of The Cure's "Lovesong" on Wednesday, April 10, but Carey took her praise to the next level. The Grammy-winning singer approached Glover on stage and showered her with glitter. After Carey, who starred in the 2001 romantic musical Glitter, returned to her seat, judge Randy Jackson called Glover's song "one of the greatest performances in the history . . . of American Idol" and she broke [...] »
- Nicole Eggenberger
If American Idol wanted to find its Season 12 winner via personal ad, the copy would probably read something like this:
Top-rated Reality Show Iso Big-voiced Diva | Been dreaming for six years now about discovering America’s next great female artist — though not the “current” type that looks and sounds like she spontaneously sprouted from the dark, moist corner of a dumpster. (Sorry, wannabe Ke$has!) Turn-ons include girl-next-door charm, working-class backstories and the ability to crush a glory note like The Rock slamming his fist down on an empty Diet Coke can. Turn-offs include pale-skinned males who’ve ever plucked a guitar, »
- Michael Slezak
Carey has described 'Almost Home' as a heartfelt song that carries "a message that works beautifully with the film".
"It's a feel-good record; it gives you the feeling of reaching your home and being with people that you love," the five-time Grammy Award winner said.
[James Franco in 'Oz the Great and Powerful']
Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful stars Franco as a Kansas magician who gets swept into the Land of Oz and encounters three powerful witches (Kunis, »
The sight of Gwyneth Paltrow teetering in six-inch heels on the edge of Cee Lo’s piano, warbling out a shaky rendition of “Forget You” was enough to make me swear off the Grammy’s for years to come. This wasn’t an isolated incident, either. I could name a dozen actors and actresses who, when famous enough, decided to declare their musical talents to the world and drop albums, collaborations, and musical cameos on their unsuspecting fans.
Frankly, I just don’t understand. Aren’t you famous enough, adored enough, and paid enough to be satisfied with acting? Maybe we’re just watching another side effect of the cult of celebrity; the glitterati are so famous, so adored, so well paid that they feel free to indulge their every whim, trusting their brilliance will cushion them.
Actors/actresses aren’t alone in this either. For every Minnie Driver (yes, »
- Angel Woods
Mariah Carey is awesome, but not because she's completely aware of herself at all times or completely unaware of herself. Her real gift? That she is the most half-aware celebrity in existence. This is a woman who loves winking decadence and snide one-liners as much as any drag queen, but because she's such an unmistakable diva and Leona Helmsley-level snob, she's oblivious to how ridiculous her attitudes and self-absorption sometimes are. That is a very exciting spectrum of nuttiness. She's knowingly and unknowingly outrageous, and her vacillating self-concept makes her both a dependable goof and an unpredictable spectacle. I love her.
I also love American Idol and will again recap it for its 12th season. While Nicki Minaj is garnering good buzz for her work as a new judge, here are seven reasons I'm most rooting for Mariah's success on the show.
1. She once gave us a Bewitched-style alter ego named Bianca. »
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