Posts tagged Mary J. Blige
American Idol traveled back to the 1980s last night.
But the remaining eight finalists were forced to look ahead on Thursdays results show, as America voted and revealed an unfortunate future for one contestant:
He or she is going home. Who received the bad news?
It appeared briefly that fan favorite Phillip Phillips might be in danger, but it came down to Elise Testone and DeAndre Brackensick in the bottom two.
The contestant getting the boot this week was …
The audience, predictably, began chanting “Save! Save! Save! Save!” Unfortunately for the falsetto-singing teen, only oneMore >
Nadya “Octomom” Suleman said she’s “ashamed” of going on welfare to take care of her 14 children, but she will still never stoop so low as to do porn.
“I still am working as hard as I possibly can to support them,’’ Suleman told Today’s Matt Lauer, adding that she made the welfare decision “reluctantly.”
Suleman said she was not just humbled, but afraid to take public assistance, as she’s received death threats for receiving the aid (up to $2,000 a month).
“I feel ashamed, but who cares how I feel? It’s 100 percent about my children,” she asked and answered,More >
Following the release of a Kanye West track in which he expresses love for Kim Kardashian, followed by a TMZ spy spotting these two exiting a movie theater in New York City two days ago, a source now confirms:
Kim and Kanye truly are a couple.
“Kim and Kanye have now just started dating,” an insider tells People, adding that they are keeping it “light,” and “seeing where it goes.”
West and Kardashian have been friends for years. The former attended the latter’s 30th birthday party in 2010 and even made a cameo on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. But don’t expect that toMore >
Warning: the Tweeniverse might explode at any second.
It looks increasingly like Justin Bieber will soon be teaming up with One Direction – the group behind mega hit “We Are Young” – on some kind of collaboration, as One Direction’s Niall Horan Tweeted yesterday:
“In the studio with our boy @justinbieber last night, it’s gona sound great!”
Later on, fellow bandmate Liam Payne wrote on the social network: “Got a first listen to justin biebers new album yesterday wowww big songs!!! Its gunna be a smash… Expect the unexpected.”
It’s unclear what the future will bring between Bieber and theseMore >
In the hours following the release of the full Whitney Houston autopsy – which details a drug-laden hotel room and the state of the singer’s dead body, lying face down in a bathtub, blood pooling off her nose – many fans of the singer are reacting with disgust and sadness.
But that’s nothing compared to the state of Whitney’s mother, Cissy.
Insiders tell TMZ that Cissy Houston is “devastated” and “inconsolable” over these findings, crying uncontrollably after reading the evidence that her daughter suffered from a deep-seeded cocaine problem.
“No one’s perfect. Only the Lord can judge,”More >
A month after Kony 2012, the documentary about the crimes of indicted Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, took the Internet by storm, a sequel has arrived.
A sequel that’s more of a follow-up to capitalize on the success of the original, which drew more than 100 million views on YouTube, but a sequel just the same.
The non-profit Invisible Children released a new film, Kony 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous, today. You can watch the 20-minute expose in its entirety here:
Kony 2012 drew attention to the reign of terror by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army andMore >
On June 4, Bravo will debut a new season of The Real Housewives of New York, replete with new cast members and new scripted drama!
That’s right, Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Cindy Barshop and Kelly Bensimon are out; Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson and Aviva Drescher are in.
But, don’t worry fans, the new ladies are just as irritating and clueless as the old ones, as evidenced by one asking in the following sneak preview: “Do you think we’re part of the one percent?”
Other lowlights include: Countess LuAnn calling out Ramona for blackmailing her; the gang getting trashed in the tropics; andMore >
A version of the 911 tape of George Zimmerman reporting suspicious behavior by Trayvon Martin before killing him was edited, NBC admitted this week.
It wasn’t doctored – his words were left intact – but it’s what we didn’t hear that sheds light on the ultimately fatal Martin-Zimmerman confrontation.
On March 27, NBC’s Today Show aired Zimmerman’s call to the police, featuring these words: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good … he looks black.”
The recording went viral, no doubt shaping public bias against Zimmerman. But it turns out Today shortened, and thus altered the meaning of, theMore >
In the May issue of Cosmopolitan UK, Kim Kardashian makes it very clear:
“[I’m] not even close [to dating again]!” she tells the magazine. “And it’s just ridiculous when I’m linked to people I’ve never met or heard of.”
Okay, fair enough. But you have met Kanye West. You have heard of Kanye West. What say you, Kim, to rumors that you’re now dating the rapper?!?
Kardashian is yet to respond to this chatter, but she does admit to Cosmo that she isn’t against falling in love again.
“I think you have different soulmates throughout your life; that your soul needs different things at differentMore >
Burger King is no longer in the fast food business with Mary J. Blige.
The chain has pulled a controversial ad from the airwaves, citing a music licensing issue, but causing many to wonder if it gave in to pressure from critics who believe the spot is an insult to African-Americans.
In response to Blige standing atop a counter and singing about “crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing wrapped up in a tasty, flour tortilla,” lifestyle publication Madame Noire has written an open letter to the Grammy winner that reads:
“Having aMore >
There are multiple ways to handle rumors of homosexuality if you’re an actor.
You can laugh them off and practically encourage them; aka The George Clooney Treatment.
Or you can blow your effin top that anyone brings up that effin rumor because it isn’t effin true! Right, Jeremy Renner?
“I want my personal life to be personal, and it’s not f-cking true,” Renner tells the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, regarding talk of his sexuality. “And I don’t care if you’re talking about things that are true, you’re still talking about my personal life. How about I go peek in your window,More >
Taylor Swift enjoyed a REALLY good 2011.
Based on U.S. income from tours, album sale and publishing royalties, Billboard has determined that the talented young crooner earned more money than any other musician in 2011. Just how much did Taylor bring in?
A cool $35 million.
The singer is currently on tour in Australia, meanwhile, looking to get a big, early start in 2012.
Here’s a look at the top 10 music money makers from the past year:
- Taylor Swift
- Kenny Chesney
- Lady Gaga
- Lil Wayne
- Bon Jovi
- Celine Dion
- Jason Aldean
Seminal hip hop star Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie, a.k.a. Big Poppa, a.k.a. Christopher Wallace, was slain 15 years ago this weekend.
His murder, by drive-by shooting, remains unsolved.
Biggie was shot and killed outside the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, leaving a legacy rivaled by few artists of any genre.
The Notorious B.I.G. (May 21, 1972-March 9, 1997).
When B.I.G. released his debut album Ready to Die in 1994, he became a key figure in the East Coast hip-hop scene at a time when the movement was seeded.
His double-disc setMore >
Clive Davis discovered Whitney Houston at a NYC nightclub when the singer was 20 years old.
It was therefore eerie and appropriate that the artist passed away, possibly from an overdose on prescription drugs, just a few hours prior to the music producer’s annual pre-Grammy Awards party at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel.
The somber event did proceed as scheduled – with attendees including Britney Spears, Miranda Lambert, Brandy, Tom Hanks, P Diddy, Kim Kardashian and Mary J. Blige – and Davis opened the shindig with remarks abut Houston.
“So, by now sadly, we have all learned of theMore >
This is how depressed Kim Kardashian is over her divorce from Kris Humphries: the professional cover girl isn’t even wearing pants in the December issue of Glamour.
Indeed, Kim throws herself a major pity party throughout an interview with the magazine, crying over how her belief in “love and the dream of having a perfect relationship… has changed” since trying marriage out for a whole 72 days.
“I maybe need to just snap out of it and be a little more realistic,” she says, adding that her fantasy of a big family is dwindling down to nothing.
“At this moment in my life, I feel like maybeMore >