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In a new interview with Canadian talk show eChat, Steven Tyler calmly addresses the charges of racism leveled at him this week by Nicki Minaj.
The latter artist went off on Twitter this week after Tyler randomly said the American Idol Season 12 judging team would send Bob Dylan home if he were to audition in front of them.
Minaj took major exception to the comment, chalking it up to bitterness on the part of Tyler.
“I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki… I am the last thing on this planet as far as being a racist,” Tyler says in the following video.
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Nicki Minaj is out. Might Nicole Scherzinger be in?
The hip hop star will not judge The X-Factor, but Simon Cowell himself sounds very close to naming the former Pussycat Doll as the second judge on his upcoming singing competition.
“I want her to do it, but we’ve got to get the deal done and find someone she has chemistry with,” Cowell tells TV Guide. “I absolutely adore her. She was fantastic on the U.K. X Factor and I’m hopeful it will happen.”
Cowell says Cheryl Cole is in the mix and also explains his connection to L.A. Reid, who has been confirmed for the panel.
“I met himMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – The original Survivor champion Richard Hatch was busy utilizing his same old aggressive and manipulative techniques on the contestants of Celebrity Apprentice. But Richard is going back to the school of hard knocks Monday when he turns himself in to serve more prison time for refusing to play nice with the IRS. This after already serving three years in jail for not paying taxes on the $1 million he got from winning the first Survivor in Borneo. Richard was released on the condition that he file his 2000 and 2001 taxes and start to make restitution on the $2More >
Elin Nordegren, the ex-wife of golf superstar Tiger Woods may join the 12th season cast of Dancing With The Stars, a cast that will be announced during Monday’s The Bachelor season finale.
While she has turned down various offers to star in her own reality TV series, it’s said that producers approached the 31-year-old mother and The National Inquirer says in their March 7 edition that she is seriously considering the opportunity.
According to the tabloid:
“Elin has turned down several reality TV offers, but she thinks Dancing would be a lot of fun, and she especially loves the
He caused controversy in Hollywood by kicking Jacee Badeaux out of his group. But Clint Jun Gamboa will now have a chance to make it up to American Idol viewers:
The singer has been named one of the final 24 contestants on season 10.
Gamboa received the good news last night, joining a quartet of other contestants that have also moved on to next week’s live performances: Paul McDonald, Ashthon Jones, Haley Reinhart and Naima Adedapo.
Clint is is a two-time karaoke champion of Southern California and you can watch him in Idol action below.More >
As the nation prepares for the return of its favorite TV show, there has been constant speculation about the state of American Idol.
Just what changes are actually in store? Will the show actually make like Big Brother? Will there be a round of 24? Entertainment Weekly spoke to producers of the competition and can confirm the following facts about season 10.
Will there be a music video challenge? No.
Must contestants sing songs from various genres? Yes. Says Nigel Lythgoe: “If you do Motown, then I’m not sure [how] you’re going to sing an R&B song and give it your country flavor… it’s notMore >
In an exhaustive and not very revealing new interview with TV Guide, King of All Pimps Chris Harrison previews the new season of The Bachelor.
In Chris’ defense, he can’t yet reveal The Bachelor spoilers we’ve already posted. His job is to get people pumped for the return of Brad Womack.
That return, he says, was not easy for the star – or the women.
“There’s a large group out there that’s like, ‘Screw this guy. I hope he falls on his face and gets what coming to him,’ and he does,” Harrison said.
Brad, who dumped both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft three years ago, faces some skepticalMore >
A pair of new judges and the elimination of the top 24 round is reportedly not enough change for American Idol.
The show is contemplating something much bigger.
As detailed by The Hollywood Reporter, producers are emphasizing the theme of “transparency” this season. As such, they are seriously thinking about going all Big Brother on viewers: filming the interactions of finalists that reside together in a Los Angeles home.
Other changes being considered: allowing the contestants to use Twitter throughout the season; taking the finalists on a road trip to Las Vegas and somehow integratingMore >
Who will be next?
That’s essentially what the first official promo for season 10 of American Idol asks. It features a look back at the show’s previous nine winners, giving us glimpses as Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino and company when they first auditioned for the competition.American Idol Season 10 Promo
While the summer was filled with tension and news about the show’s new judges, all involve insist a focus will return to the contestants in January when the series returns.
Do you buy it? Are you psyched for the new season? Chime in now!
[HMG] – The world of music has been blessed with many whose vocal dexterity could hold an audience spellbound, and thanks to America’s Got Talent a new name can be added to that lustrous list – Jackie Evancho.
Tuesday’s show added a twist where all the contestants had to submit their auditions by You Tube. One such video came from ten-year old Jackie – and she has the potential to redefine song.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, the tiny starlet appeared on stage with her long blond hair accenting a dress which gave no clue of the wonders within. The orchestra then formed the opening bars of “O mioMore >
American Idol experienced a decrease in ratings this season. New judge Ellen DeGeneres is a lesbian.
Clearly, says Gary McCullough, the director of the Christian Newswire, these two facts are related. In a press release today, he wrote:
I am confident that the producers of American Idol will… find a dozen other reasons for the drop in ratings. After all, what successful television producer could have a clue what wholesomeness is as long as they see promoting homosexuality as a virtue.
If one of the judges was an abortion activist, or a political right winger and continued to insertMore >
Nicole Scherzinger, along with her partner Derek Hough, might have won season 10’s Dancing With the Stars contest, but is she going to keep the object of her efforts, her mirror ball trophy? No. Instead, she’s pawning off the gaudy thing to her mother, whom she says was the reason for doing DWTS in the first place. But that’s not the controversy. Some people — including fellow contestants on DWTS Season 10 — are now suggesting that while Nicole IS incredibly talented, she shouldn’t have won let alone been on the show. Why not? Because she’s actually a dancer on the Pussycat Dolls, theMore >
Not all viewers believe this season of American Idol has been a bore.
But we can all agree on one thing: it’s been far less nutty than seasons past.
That’s because Paula Abdul couldn’t reach a new contract with Fox last August and walked away from the show. However, there’s good news on the slightly insane judge front: Abdul is returning to reality TV!
She’ll serve as producer and lead judge on Got to Dance, a CBS competition that premieres in early 2010. According to a press release, the series will cover everything from “ballroom to break dance, bhangra to ballet, and tap toMore >