Mariah Carey finally has some company behind the American Idol judging table! (Or underneath it, depending on how things play out.) Us Weekly reports, with language ranging from "two sources confirm" to "a few more slight things to sign off on but it is happening" to "100 percent confirmed," that Nicki Minaj is joining the show as a judge in short order. (To recap the judging situation, for those who've already lost track and/or have important things happening in their lives: J.Lo out, Steven Tyler out, Randy to mentor, Mariah in. Britney still on that other show.)
Rihanna's Fast Track to Disaster: "Rihanna loves to party, but this past month she's gotten really out of control. She's been drinking almost every day and talking about smoking weed a lot too." On Twitter, "she often tweets about '420,' a popular term for smoking marijuana," and "makes no effort to hide her nonstop alcohol consumption." She stopped off at "Club Perfection in Queens" at 2 a.m. on May 2, to "dance with and throw money at the strippers" at the "grimy strip club." She shrugs off similarities to Whitney Houston, but crazy nights have "become the norm" for the 24-year-old. "She's actually a very lonely girl," says a friend. "She gets fed up with sitting in her hotel room, so she goes out drinking." She was hoping to get back together with Chris Brown, but Brown "returned to his girlfriend Karrueche Tran and even got a tattoo of her face inked on his arm to prove his love and loyalty. When Chris got the tattoo, Rihanna freaked out. She's been obsessed with the thought that he's going to marry Karrueche and she'll never be able to get back with him. She's heartbroken and in a bad place. She's been numbing the pain with alcohol." She likes to test boundaries. "When people tell her she's a role model, she goes crazy. She doesn't want to hear it. If anything, she rebels and goes out and does something even more shocking than the time before." When she "posted a picture of a substance that appeared to resemble cocaine" her managers got mad, but "she responded by claiming to be in a lesbian relationship with her friend Melissa Forde." Riri "loves being a bad girl and shocking people. She says she's having fun, but it's clear she's acting out because she's in a lot of emotional pain."
A scandalous HollywoodLife.com headline from earlier this week: “Joe Jonas Sings About Drunk Sex With Strangers.” It’s true! On his new solo album, Fastlife, out this week, Joe makes a big move away from the promise ring-y values of his crew the Jonas Brothers, toward a more radio-friendly sexiness. This is an inevitable moment in the career of any aging teen pop star (Justin Bieber, are you paying attention?), and it’s a critical one. Does Joe pull it off? A breakdown of Fastlife’s steamiest lyrics.
When David Lynch announced he was dropping a full-length album, he had two options. First: Move radically away from the fragmented horror movie vibe everyone was expecting. Maybe pop out a few smooth, serviceable alt-country numbers, or an instrumental trad-jazz thing? Second: Move wholeheartedly toward the fragmented horror movie vibe everyone was expecting. This song is called “Crazy Clown Time” so, yep, he did the second thing.