Watch the teaser for her ‘Beautiful’ video. It’s gold, there seems to be a wind machine, and there’s lots of jewelry.
A new report from The Hollywood Reporter indicates that American Idol producers recently scrambled to oust Mariah Carey mid-season and replace her with the recently departed Jennifer Lopez. I find this particularly interesting, especially considering the real ratings threat comes from Nicki Minaj, but perhaps the producers feel the opposite. And since Mariah comes with a hefty cost, I suppose it makes sense to can her. That being said, she’d still have to be paid out for the remainder of the season, so cost-cutting can’t be the real motivation. Perhaps she is in fact a behind-the-scenes diva and they’re done with her? Given her recent comments about “the powers that be” over at FOX, it’s not a shocking theory. Whether it’s true or not, that show better act fast. Because star-power is clearly not what’s missing.
External Resource: Let’s hope the sonogram technician, isn’t as quick to over-share.
I cannot for the life of me figure out what happened to Jessica Simpson’s voice. When she first arrived on the music scene ten years ago, she could actually sing. Now, her voice is almost unrecognizable. My only guess is that she’s no longer as tightly managed, and she lost sight of how to properly sing. Listen to the two songs below. In the first song, she’s singing I Wanna Love You Forever, and it’s actually enjoyable. In the second, she’s singing her new Christmas song, My Only Wish, which is getting compared to Mariah Carey’s famous song, All I Want for Christmas. I’m less concerned about the blatant plagiarism and more concerned that it’s not listenable.