This sounds a bit like desperation, but word is that the powers-that-be at ‘American Idol‘ offered pop diva Katy Perry a whopping $20 million to join the show as a judge. Whoa. That’s $2 million more than top diva Mariah Carey got to board the judge’s panel, and she brings more history and star power. What gives?
We always knew Lady Gaga was larger-than-life in a metaphorical sense. But she is literally just that in the towering billboard for her upcoming Fame fragrance, which utterly dominates Times Square. The billboard, which is the same image as the first print ad, featuring a naked Gaga being scaled by dozens of mini-men while wearing a latex mask and slicked back blonde hair, stretches across 7,400 square feet of the tourist haven’s southeast corner.
After weeks of speculation on who would take a seat next to diva-of-all-divas Mariah Carey on the revamped ‘American Idol‘ judges panel, it looks as though reigning rap royalty Nicki Minaj will be joining the show. Whoa. Mariah and Nicki? On one panel? That’s enough diva in one room to make the earth stop spinning on its axis.
Lady Gaga‘s bodyguards mean bidness! One of her hulking protectors took out a Romanian fan seeking an autograph as the Mother Monster was walking through her hotel lobby in hat, heels and a ladylike, black skirtsuit, complete with white detailing and white gloves. She looked prim and proper while her bodyguards wrestled the male fan to the ground.
Miley Cyrus had an eventful Sunday (Aug. 12.) She chopped off her hair. A week after debuting lighter, shorter locks, which framed her face and were still long enough to pile into a bun atop her head, the singer/actress has gone drastically and dramatically shorter. She’s sporting a punk rock pixie cut that’s heavy on the bangs and shaved underneath (aka Skrillex hair).
Katy Perry and Russell Brand split at the end of 2011, and since then, they’ve each moved out of the marital abode and into new digs. That’s not shocking, since they likely wanted to get away from the memories of their marriage and start fresh somewhere else, without any emotional baggage in terms of real estate. Brand moved out first and now, Perry is renting a crib in Hollywood to the tune of $8,500 a month.
Justin Bieber boasts a great head of hair and it’s his crowning glory. But that shouldn’t give him license to talk smack about other famous gentleman with lackluster locks. Nevertheless, the well-coiffed Biebs took a few pot shots at Prince William, the future King of England, for his famously (and fastly) thinning follicles. It’s easy for the Biebs to drop a diss when he sits in the lofty position of having a fuller head of hair than the Prince.
Good news for Carly Rae Jepsen, but not the kind that’ll get her in Lady Gaga‘s good graces. CRJ’s hit single ‘Call Me Maybe’ enjoyed its eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It matches Gotye’s record for longest stint at No. 1 so far this year. He nabbed that stat with ‘Somebody That I Used to Know.’
Rumor has it that Katy Perry is now dating fellow musician, the well-traveled (at least in Hollywood dating circles) John Mayer. Perry finalized her divorce from comedian Russell Brand earlier this month, but that hasn’t stopped rumors from spiraling that she’s diving headfirst into the dating scene (again!) and hooking up with Mayer.
Miracles do happen. A church pastor who counseled parents post-Columbine has offered a detailed update about the status and prognosis of one of the victims of last week’s Aurora, CO massacre at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.
The victim survived due to a brain defect that she didn’t even know she had.
Mariah Carey has officially joined ‘American Idol‘ as a judge for Season 12, which kicks off in 2013. Congrats not only to Carey but to Fox on this major, major coup. While it seemed that producers had a challenge on their hands in trying to find a suitable A-list replacement for the departing Jennifer Lopez, they outdiva-ed the diva with this addition.
‘American Idol‘ sure is looking to fill the heels, er, judging spot, vacated by Jennifer Lopez, with someone bigger and better! The show is reportedly thisclose to replacing one diva with another in the form of Mariah Carey. O to the M to the F to the G. The five octave Carey as an ‘Idol’ judge? So much for those rumors that ‘Idol’ was planning to downsize for Season 12. Producers are shooting for the stratosphere if they close this deal.
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