Mimi & her Lawyers Reportedly SHUT THAT PLAN DOWN!
Oh man … there is a news story out today via The Hollywood Reporter that alleges that American Idol producers were so desperate to fix the show’s embarrassingly low ratings this season that they reportedly tried to execute a plan that would’ve FIRED Mariah Carey as judge midseason and replace her with the very ratings popular ex-Idol judge Jennifer Lopez. The only reason the plan didn’t happen, according to the report, is because Mimi‘s lawyers threatened to SUE the Hell out of the show if they even tried. Now, if this report had come from a less reputable publication, I don’t know that I would necessarily believe it … because it sounds like a crazy (and contractually illegal, I might add) shake-up fantasy. But coming from THR, I believe every word of it. Click below to learn more about this tale of dismal TV ratings and the reported desperation that pushed producers to want to axe Mariah for J. Lo. More »
You Gotta Watch this Video
The first season of The Carrie Diaries came to a close on Monday night and while we still don’t know if the show will be picked up for season 2 (tho I HOPE HOPE HOPE it will return), there are a lot of fun things about the first season that we can look back on and love. Despite the fact that the world of The Carrie Diaries (based on the books written by Candace Bushnell) doesn’t really match up perfectly with the world of Sex and the City (based on the TV writing of Darren Star), there are a LOT of cute little nods in TCD that foreshadow and/or refer to things in SaTC. Vulture put together an amazing video that shows just how much The Carrie Diaries referenced Sex and the City in just the first season. If you’re a fan of either show, I think you might love this video as much as I do.
... and he looks totally unrecognizable
At the conclusion of Downton Abbey season 3 — which ended LAST YEAR in the UK and ended LAST MONTH here in the US — we learned that actor Dan Stevens would be leaving the show … for good. Over the weekend, Stevens showed up on the red carpet of the GLAAD Media Awards in NYC to show off his new Hollywood make-over and as you can see below, he is lookin’ a lot different these days. Click below to see what Dan Stevens looks like today and marvel at how much he no longer looks like Downton‘s Matthew Crawley. More »
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Attention Whoring at its WORST
Yesterday after Lindsay Lohan took a plea bargain that kept her out of jail but locked her into a 90 stint in rehab, her father Michael Lohan positioned himself outside the courthouse and in front of any camera that was pointed in his direction to have his say about the day’s proceedings. When Lindsay‘s lawyer Mark Heller came out to address the press, Daddy Lohan FLIPPED OUT and accused Heller of showboating for attention and publicity. LOL. Can you believe the audacity of that man? LMAOOO! Michael got so riled up that he verbally and almost physically attacked Heller for daring to hog the limelight. Click the video above to watch Father of the Year Michael Lohan doing what he does best … by being the absolute worst.
Throwback 'SNL' Hosts Make Life Happy
Earlier today we got to check out Justin Timberlake‘s musical performances on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live. And while the performances were good, you gotsta watch the skits! I’m still making my way through all of them, but I’m having a blast. JT officially gets inducted into the SNL Five Timer’s Club, and so some of the skits are like, on some Throwback Thursday ish, lol. Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Dan Akroyd were in the building and it was all kinds of awesome. Peep the video above to watch Justin‘s opening monologue and click inside for more skits!
"I refuse to be bullied"
Earlier today we learned that music mogul Clive Davis revealed his bisexuality in his new memoir The Soundtrack to My Life but the topic of his sexuality isn’t the only thing featured in the book. The lion’s share of the content in the book revolves around his storied career in music. One of the stories he shares concerns his feud with Kelly Clarkson over her album My December. According to him, Kelly is described as an emotional mess who made it difficult for him to work with. Kelly, on the other hand, has her own side of the story … and she vehemently refutes his side of the story in an open letter she posted online today. Kelly clearly has no time for what she perceives as Clive‘s bullshizz so she wants to set the record straight. Click below to read the full text of Kelly‘s letter and see what she has to say about her now infamous feud with Clive Davis. More »
The First Beef of 2013
I’m not exactly sure how this first beef of 2013 got so escalated but … things have gotten pretty heated between NYC rapper Azealia Banks and Detroit rapper Angel Haze. I guess Azealia tweeted some nonsense, as she is wont to do, and Angel responded by putting out a diss track. After some prodding, Azealia responded with a diss track of her own … and bam! The first beef of 2013 was born just 3 days into the new year. Click below to learn more and listen to these back and forth diss tracks. More »
So … how’s this for irony … Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, posted a photo on her Facebook profile that was shared with not only her FB friends but anyone else who subscribed to her feed. One of those subscribers, Callie Schweitzer — director of marketing and projects at VoxMedia — in turn shared the Zuckerberg family photo on her Twitter profile. Randi got pissed that her “privacy” was violated when someone else shared her photo and then went on to publicly criticize Schweitzer for this breach of “digital etiquette”. I mean, isn’t it hilarious that Randi Zuckerberg is now complaining about internet privacy when her family company makes gads of cash exploiting other people’s privacy? More »