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Sunday

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June 2014

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Jennifer Lopez Revisits “Bennifer” — WWHL

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Jennifer Lopez joined Andy Cohen for her club house debut, and and she did not disappoint. During the pressure-cooked “Plead the Fifth” segment, Cohen asked Lopez about the days of “Bennifer,” and Lopez admitted her role in Ben Affleck’s infamous fashion transformation. As a refresher, Affleck took a ton of heat for his red-carpet look beside Lopez, with many suggesting that she tried to change the down-to-earth Boston boy into a Hollywood heavyweight. Watch Lopez honestly discuss their relationship below, followed by some heated questions about an illusive feud with Mariah Carey.

Saturday

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February 2014

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Mariah Carey in a Candy Bra?! — WHAT????????

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Somewhere behind Mariah Carey’s strange online antics is a down-to-earth girl from New York who knows how to have an articulate conversation without using words like “darling.” But if Carey had her way, I’d be the only person who knew that. Despite her talent, she’s still determined to prove herself, and that endless desire for accolades has damaged her brand. Her latest antic involves multiple twitter pictures sans clothes while in a candy bra waiting for her husband to arrive at home. While I realize twitter is a forum for a peak into your private life, there are lines, and this crosses it. To be harsh, it reeks of desperation, which isn’t necessary for someone of her vocal prowess. ┬áPlus, the pictures aren’t pretty, which is an entirely different issue. Watch her new video below. One can’t be sure, but she may or may not be a mermaid in it.

Tuesday

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April 2013

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JLO Talks Replacing Mariah: “I Don’t Have Much to Say”

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Jennifer Lopez reigns supreme on my girl-crush list, and that’s a shocking revelation considering I bashed her in the early days. When rumors swirled that American Idol attempted to snag her mid-season in place of Mariah, I believed it immediately. The ratings are tanking, and the producers are desperate. Also — she was a popular addition whose absence has had a profound impact. Watch the curvy goddess address the rumors, and notice how she doesn’t deny it. Silence is compliance — at least in my world.

Friday

26

April 2013

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Mariah Carey Releases ‘Beautiful’ Video Teaser — The Untouchable Diva Returns

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I wish Mariah Carey would re-brand her image. Something tells me she’s difficult to convince, considering she’s been on the same path since her divorce, and yet she continues down the road despite the changing market. The untouchable diva angle is over, and if Jennifer Lopez can appear down-to-earth, so can Mariah Carey. What’s of particular confusion is Carey was exponentially relatable when her career began, often doing Barbara Walters sit-downs where she appeared as the girl-next door. I’m not sure what happened, but my advice is to take on a new team.

Watch the teaser for her ‘Beautiful’ video. It’s gold, there seems to be a wind machine, and there’s lots of jewelry.

Wednesday

24

April 2013

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American Idol Wanted to Sack Mariah for JLO?! Say It Ain’t So!!!!

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20130405-155445.jpgA 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.

Thursday

24

January 2013

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Nicki Minaj’s Diva Meltdown — Watch Her Storm Off

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First she pouts, then she’s pissed, and then she has a childish meltdown. Nicki Minaj’s unprofessional tirade proves she’s not cut out for the job, and the ratings decline I anticipate proves she should be paid-out and pushed-out. It is a judge’s job to guide the contestants, not to get in their way. If you want the spotlight, take the stage yourself instead of stealing it. And furthermore, her unfounded objection made her appear unhinged. The judges are allowed to inquire as to an artist’s identity. That’s an important part of a brand, and brand is everything. Watch below.

Wednesday

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January 2013

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American Idol Debuts — Did the Dueling Divas Play Nice?

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american idolIt took me a solid fifteen seconds to realize the drastic error of combining Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on the American Idol judging panel. The producers got greedy and thought that adding two power-house players instead of one would get even more viewers. The only problem? These dueling divas cancel each other out. The other problem? Nicki Minaj isn’t deserving of the slot. First, she’s more concerned with her own camera time than the contestants, and second, the true star is Mariah Carey, and Minaj is dimming her light. In fact, I’d venture to guess that she’s intentionally dimming her light out of her own insecurity. Mariah Carey is too good for this, and Nicki Minaj isn’t good enough. I feel sorry for her that she signed on prior to knowing that Minaj was hired, and I’m relatively certain her contractual obligation is the only reason she stayed.

Monday

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July 2012

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Mariah Carey Joins American Idol — Good Idea?

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When I found out about Mariah Carey’s decision to join American Idol, I thought: “I’ll take the Mariah Carey from ten years ago, and not the Mariah Carey of today.” That’s not a dig at the current state of her career, it’s a dig at the current state of her public persona. In short — she’s almost become a caricature of herself, exuding a diva-like temperament in every interview. I miss the down-to-earth, flannel wearing Mariah Carey of the old days. To prove my point, I’ve posted a vintage interview with the superstar below. Here’s hoping she’s relatable enough to pull off this new role. After all, if Jennifer Lopez can turn her image around, so can Mariah Carey.

Saturday

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October 2011

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Mariah Carey Reveals Twins — Babara Walters Interview

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It’s great to see Mariah Carey back to her normal self in an interview. She’s usually slightly nuts, and only Barbara Walters can bring out the Mariah we loved at the beginning of her career. She finally unveiled her adorable twins, and though they seem incredibly cute, I get the strange feeling that there’s some marital animosity going on. For example, when Walters asked Mariah if she trusts Cannon, Mariah responds with, “sometimes.” Watch below.

Monday

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July 2011

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Mariah Carey on HSN — Strange Behavior

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Perhaps Mariah Carey should have waited a little longer for her first television appearance since the birth of her twins. I’m not sure what’s wrong with her, and I don’t know when Mariah changed from being extremely down to earth to saying the word “dahhhh—-ling” with every sentence. I hate to compare her to Paula Abdul, but the HSN segments are awfully similar. Either it’s difficult to fill time in a coherent way while selling a product, or there’s something strange going on. To remind you of the days when Mariah Carey was extremely likable and normal, I’ve posted a vintage interview with her in addition to her HSN appearance.

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