In an exclusive one-on-one with BET.com entertainment editor Clay Cane, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lee Daniels defends the decision to cast Mariah Carey as a sharecropper in his historical drama ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’, due in theaters this Friday, August 16.
Watch the controversial director weigh-in on the Travyvon Martin case, LGBT rights and more in the interview after the jump.
A word of advice: Try not to stare at Lee’s sporadically-placed-nonetheless-softer-than-an-angel’s-kiss chest hair for the entire duration of the clip.
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Mariah Carey rocked a studded arm sling while attending the premiere of Lee Daniels’ The Butler on Monday (August 5) in New York City less than a month after dislocating her shoulder while shooting a music video. White people are referring to the medical necessity as a “bling sling” and that makes me feel really, really hollow on the inside.
The premiere marked the first time the former ‘American Idol’ judge left the house in two weeks in wake of her injury. She revealed to E! News on the red carpet outside the Ziegfeld Theater that she underwent X-rays earlier that day, joking she’s had “more MRIs that the guy who invented MRIs.”
I would like to believe that she meant “than the guy who invented MRIs” but this is Mimikins; the effects of whatever pills she is popping at the present moment always arrive a half hour earlier than her thought process.
Mariah Carey is generally known for three things: Her love for butterflies, being a seasoned stunt queen and having a body shaped like a half drunken Capri Sun pouch. How dreadful, you say? No, how awesome.
Having dislocated her shoulder and fracturing her ribs lip syncing in her lastest video (it’s a certain rhythm you have to follow while performing that finger choreography), Nick Cannon’s legal guardian still put on a show for at the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Charity Concert on Sunday (July 14) all while rocking a House of Dereon approved sling to compliment her ballroom gowns.
Let’s all pray for a speedy recover for Mimikins, but until then enjoy her latest fashion antics courtesy of the finest linens your Bed Bath & Beyond will never be able to keep in stock.
If you are anything like myself you haven’t actually tuned in for a full season of ‘American Idol’ since Fantasia won her freedom papers. With show producers doing their best to bring in as many viewers as possible without pissing off folks who live in Bible Belt states, the show featured divas from all walks of life for the Season 12 finale.
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Barbara Walters: Nicki [Minaj] recently released a song. It’s called “Hell Yeah,” it’s about American Idol. And she says “I’m quick to check a bitch if she’s out of line.” Are you the bitch she’s singing about?
Mariah Carey: Don’t know. Don’t know what she sang. I didn’t know that she sang. I thought she rapped, or whatever.
Mariah Carey tipped the orange carpet in a Balenciaga dress and Gucci heels on Saturday in support of husband Nick Cannon at the Nickelodeon TeenNick HALO Awards in Hollywood. Cannon created the event in 2009 to honor teenagers who are making a difference in their communities by helping and leading others.
“I’m super proud of my hubby, Mr. Nick Cannon. I think this is amazing, that he conceptualized the whole thing,” gushed Mimikins. “Really, he’s so involved in this. It’s all about giving back. That’s what the awards are all about.”
The diva-sized (and contrived for ratings if you want my opinion) feud between Mariah and fellow ‘American Idol’ judge Nicki Minaj seems to be cooling off.
Drunk Ass Tami put the Boone’s Farm down long enough to enjoy an evening at the theater, Jill Scott and Queen Latifah visit 106 & Park to promote the all-chocolate version of ‘Steel Magnolias’, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon treat their tiny tots to a day at the Santa Monica Pier and more in today’s edition of Star Tracks. Check out the flicks below!