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Is Reality Television Rocking Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s Marriage?

Rumor has it Nick Cannon is PISSED that Mariah Carey took her extremely high-paying American Idol judging gig!

Cannon hosts Idol rival America’s Got Talent, and some say Cannon is secretly furious that his Grammy Award-winning wife didn’t listen to him and just decided to star in a direct competitor of his show.

Says The Enquirer:

“While he’s publicly said “she’s gonna be amazing on ‘Idol,’” an insider said that “privately, Nick’s gritting his teeth and dead-set against her taking the job.”

When Mariah was deep in delicate negotiations with “Idol” brass, the insider says Nick tried to “throw water on the negotiations” by telling a reporter: “I don’t know if they can afford Mariah Carey…If they gave J.Lo $20 million, they might have to double that!”

Well, they didn’t have to.  And Nick was trying to get her to not take the job- right until she accepted!

“He was dangling incentives – diamond jewelry, a luxurious spa vacation, even promising to pay her a one-time ‘gift’ of $15 million for saying no.

“Nick wants her to be a stay-at-home mom to their twins, at least until they turn 5. He was even hoping to have another baby, but Mariah has effectively scorched that dream.”

Sometimes, Nick, you have to let your wife make her own- and very lucrative- decisions! That’s life!

Photo: FameFlynet

Posted Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 4:16pm
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FIRST LOOK: Mariah Carey already shoots promo for ‘American Idol’ (she looks SKINNY!)

FOX just released their first promo pics for their fall lineup, which include Mariah Carey for ‘American Idol’ and Britney Spears for ‘The X Factor’.

Carey shows off her tiny figure (unless the photo has been photoshopped) in a tight sparkly orange dress. Britney looks equally amazing in her closeup.

Both stars are getting paid a pretty penny for their hosting gigs. Mariah is reportedly earning $18 million for one season, while Britney is earning $15 mil.

I think Mariah will do amazing as a judge on ‘American Idol’, but I think the jury’s still out on Britney. I have a feeling she’s actually not doing so well as a judge, but only time will tell!


Posted Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 9:09am
Filed under Britney Spears, FOX, Mariah Carey | 4 Comments

Brad Paisley: New American Idol Judge?

Brad Paisley might be the next celebrity on the American Idol judges panel!

The popular series is seriously considering country star Paisley for one of the recently (and unceremoniously) vacated chairs on its judging panel. Though it isn’t where Idol usually goes in terms of recruiting judges, Paisley makes a lot of sense: the show’s biggest star, Carrie Underwood, is a country singer and some of the show’s recent winners (Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alana, to be more specific) are also in the country genre.

Paisley has also performed on Idol, and has a relationship with both Underwood and McCreery. Paisley recorded the song Remind me with Underwood and is going to tour with McCreery later this year.  Other shows are going country, too: NBC’s The Voice had country star Blake Shelton, as a mentor and that worked out pretty well for them, in my humble opinion.

What will new judge Mariah Carey say?!

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Posted Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 3:15pm
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How Jordin Sparks lost 50 pounds!

Jordin Sparks landed the August cover of Shape Magazine. The singer posed in a bikini, showing off her recent 50-pound weight loss! So how did Jordin lose the weight?

“There is no secret,” the 22-year-old Sparkle actress told Us at the event. “It’s just eating better and working out! It’s definitely a daily thing.”

Among her favorite ways to get her sweat on: high-energy dance classes like Zumba. “My mom’s best friend is a Zumba instructor and I loved it,” she gushed. “I started with walking then went to jogging and then Zumba. I started [working with a trainer] and we did 30 minutes of circuit training so I didn’t feel like I needed to be in the gym for two hours.”

In addition to intense cardio sculpting sessions, Sparks, who had been dating fellow singer Jason Derulo since last August, had to makeover her diet as well. “I stop now when I’m full,” she admitted. “I love food and I love to eat. My thing was, do I really need seconds or do I want it just because it tastes good?”

But leftovers and second helpings have proven to pay off for the season 6 American Idol champ, who admits that she got extremely emotional when shooting her first bikini cover.

“I could only dream having a cover and looking like that,” she said. “I thought, ‘I did it!’ I had to walk back to my dressing room and I had to pull myself together because I was overwhelmed. I cried. I shed a little tear but I’m really happy with how it turned out.”

She looks amazing, but honestly…….she doesn’t look much different to me. I know she was a bit pudgy, but did she really have 50 pounds to lose? Either way, good for her. She looks beautiful on this cover!


Posted Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 7:07am
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