:: This is just gross. Charli XCX
was recording a drop (a fancy term for an introduction) for Dutch radio when the host asked if she was fingering herself. She was upset (for good reason) and took to Twitter to vent her frustrations. [Spin
:: Demi Lovato must love Halloween because she’s already modeling zombie make-up on Instagram. The Disney diva explained that she’s experimenting with scary looks for her new tour. [MTV]
:: Could this be the wake-up call he needs? Justin Bieber has found himself in more legal trouble. The superstar will face charges of assault and dangerous driving in a court in Ontario, Canada on September 29. [NME]
:: Nick Cannon appears to be dealing with his separation from wife Mariah Carey by throwing himself into work. The TV host/part-time artist is writing a book for children called Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems. [Rickey.Org]
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Happy Friday, Idolator readers! Are you ready for your pop knowledge quiz? Let’s review what happened this week, shall we?
All eyes were on Taylor Swift as the country-pop diva held a Yahoo live-stream to reveal details about her fifth studio album 1989, which will be released in October. Tay also premiered her Max Martin/Shellback-produced single “Shake It Out” as well as the track’s dorky video. What’s more, Nicki Minaj dropped her jungle-themed, sweaty and ass-tastic visual for “Anaconda,” Scottish beatsmith Calvin Harris previewed a clip of “Blame” with British crooner John Newman, and Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett shared their tracklist for their jazz album, Cheek To Cheek.
Here on Idolator, we premiered Benny Benassi’s latest single “Shooting Helicopters” with System of a Down’s Serj Tankian and, in lieu of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, held our first-ever glamour-filled Idolator Floppy Awards.
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Love sometimes really is like a sucker-punch to the dick, isn’t it? I mean, if we can’t believe in the holy union that is(/was?) Mariah Carey
and Nick Cannon
, then what in Mimi’s name is there left to place our hopes and dreams in?
Sigh. Love takes time. Vision of love. There can be miracles when you believe. We belong together. Bye bye. Don’t forget about us.
Mariah, 44, and Nick, 33, have reportedly been living apart for months now, according to People (“He’s been staying in hotels,” a source told the magazine. Depressing…). Cannon even confirmed the news to The Insider, notes ABC, with this statement: “There is trouble in paradise. We have been living in separate houses for a few months.” More »
Face it, kids: the MTV VMAs are hopelessly out of touch. I mean, Paris Hilton
hasn’t even been nominated!
That’s why we here at Idolator have decided to right the music industry’s wrongs by celebrating its TRUE triumphs via our very first Video Floppy Awards. #sorrynotsorry all other award shows — you ain’t NOTHING next to Idolator’s Floppys!
Below you’ll find the snubbed videos that we felt were most worthy of being singled out in at least some category or other. Oh, and just FYI, we’ll be hauling the Floppys out whenever we damn well please. Why wait a whole year when the cycle of floptitude is constantly twirling around us at any given moment?
You’ve been warned. More »
:: Vanessa Hudgens
shows off her super bangin’ bod on the cover of Flaunt Magazine
. [Hollywood Life
:: Justin Bieber is being sued (again) for allegedly ordering a body guard to attack a photographer. [TMZ]
:: The Elusive Chanteuse Mariah Carey might be having trouble in paradise with hubby Nick Cannon. Are they headed for a divorce? Is love, as we know it, over? [Celebuzz!]
:: Jennifer Hudson’s half brother is in jail for stabbing his estranged wife’s lover. [US Magazine]
:: In lieu of DKNY’s latest fragrance MYNY, pop starlet Rita Ora and Cronut inventor Dominque Ansel teamed up together in NYC’s Madison Square Park to promote the perfume. [MTV]
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releases a new album, it isn’t so much an event as it is an international holiday.
Her Madgesty is now on her 13th studio album. 2012′s MDNA gave us just a little bit of the life we needed for the icon’s 12th release, but of course we wanted more. It’s only natural, given this is a woman who has consistently reinvented herself for three decades straight.
Now it’s 2014, which feels like the perfect time for her to drop off a new project and deliver that breed of cross-genre pop that only she can provide.
Details on the album thus far have been hit or miss: While other websites have speculated by way of Instagram posts and other random clues, Idolator played detective and dug up even more info on the album. Of course, nothing is conclusive since this is Madge, but we do have enough information to at the very least be excited for the project.
So without further ado, let’s see what we have in store from the Queen Of Pop herself. More »
Elusive no more!
Following the release of her latest studio album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, ever-festive music legend Mariah Carey has just revealed the details of her upcoming tour, The Elusive Chanteuse Show, a sure-to-be sparkling affair.
According to the press release, the show will include “an exciting mix of her biggest hits, fan-favorite album cuts, never-before-performed selections from her #1 R&B Album ‘Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’ and many more surprises!” (Here’s to praying for Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel‘s “H.A.T.E.U.” and E=MC2‘s “For The Record” to make the cut — just saying.) There might very well even be brand new material, according to Mimi: “I can’t stop writing songs, so don’t be surprised if you hear a brand new song that I just wrote the night before the show in your city!” More »
Just call her…the Independusive Chanteuse.
“#Beautiful” diva Mariah Carey has officially parted ways with constant collaborator Jermaine Dupri (as her manager anyway), following the release of her latest album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse.
“I’m a very hands-on person when it comes to my work. I put my all into every project. But when I’m not allowed to do what I do, then I know it’s time for me to move on. Mariah and I enjoy working together and will continue to make great music together in the future,” Dupri explained to Billboard. “Not allowed to do what I do”? It’s a somewhat surprising statement, considering the duo’s extensive songwriting history together — from “We Belong Together” to several songs on E=MC2, Merry Christmas II You and Me. I Am Mariah, which he previously described as “one of her best albums.” More »
:: The forever-elusive chanteuse Mariah Carey
posed for the debut cover of Turkey’s first-ever gay magazine, GayMag
. Mimi, you would. [Pink News
:: Busta Rhymes guest-starred on a seriously bizarre commercial for the 2015 Toyota Sienna, otherwise known as the “Swagger Wagon.” Can we please all have a moment of silence for Busta?! [Oh No They Didn’t]
:: In light of Tony Bennett’s 88th glorious year on Earth, collaborator and pal Lady Gaga gave the jazz legend a birthday present that truly goes above and beyond expectations. [MTV]
:: Things got a little too real at Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On The Run” show at Pasedena’s Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday night as a 25-year-old man bit off another guy’s finger during a brawl, causing “serious injury.” Yes, this actually happened. [Stereogum]
:: In response to recent comments about his weight, One Direction’s Liam Payne addresses his body image with a sense of humor and, of course, a good dosage of sass. [MTV]
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‘s iconically-titled new LP Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse
has inexplicably tanked on the Billboard 200 but the legendary diva doesn’t look too unhappy. She beamed at the premiere of Hercules
in Los Angeles last night (July 23) in a form-fitting black dress that showcased her killer curves and sexy pins.
Mimi had better get used to being in the spotlight. The ageless diva is rumored to be going on tour later this year and needs to increase her visibility if she’s going to revive her latest opus. Speaking of which, where is the video for “You Don’t Know What To Do”? (A visual for “Thirsty” would be nice while she’s at it). At least Mariah’s fashion game is on point. More »