Hollywood Dirt: Mariah Carey Not Down with Nicki Minaj as ‘Idol’ Judge’ & More
NICKI MINAJ NEW ‘IDOL’ JUDGE? NOT SO FAST THERE, SKIPPY!!!: “Us Weekly” claims the deal to make NICKI MINAJ the “American Idol” judge is as good as done, although FOX has yet to confirm or deny the report. Supposedly, some paperwork just needs to be signed before it becomes official.
The news, however, didn’t sit well with current judge MARIAH CAREY. Mariah is said to be pi**ed about the possible Minaj selection. According to TMZ, she “hung up the phone when she was told Nicki was the top candidate.” According to the gossip site’s report, Mimi ain’t down with it because she “was led to believe she would be the only woman on the judge’s panel.”
UPDATE – JUSTIN AND JESSICA DID NOT MARRY: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JESSICA BIEL did NOT get married in Wyoming. Or anywhere else for that matter.
Celebrity gossip blogger Janet Charlton claimed the pair had “pulled a fast one” on us over the weekend, but, alas, her impeccable sources were peccable. (???) According to a member of Timberlake’s family, Justin was in Puerto Rico filming a movie all weekend.
KRIS HUMPHRIES EX BACKS HIS STORY: It looks like KRIS HUMPHRIES wasn’t lying when he said Myla Sinanaj was just a friend. Sources tell TMZ that Myla was deposed by KIM KARDASHIAN’S lawyers yesterday in New York, and that she revealed she never dated Kris, he was just a friend.
Myla also denied Kris paid her off to keep quiet, and added that despite the Internet rumors, she was never pregnant. One thing Myla wouldn’t say is whether she ever did the dirty-dirty with Kris.
BABY POOP: NEVE CAMPBELL is a new mom. The baby’s name or sex has not been revealed. In fact, had she and her boyfriend not been spotted out in Los Angeles with their new bundle of joy, we might never have known she had even delivered.
2. MEGAN FOX and her baby bump (PHOTO)
3. A massively pregnant — and busty — SNOOKI Tweeted out this Instagram photo yesterday …
BRITNEY SPEARS SHOWS US HER TWEETS: Over a decade after sharing the stage with a giant albino snake, BRITNEY SPEARS hit up Twitter to trace down the reptile she had draped over her during a performance at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.
“Sometimes I wonder what this snake is up to these days,” she wrote. “Anybody know where it’s at? Haha.” Well, it turns out, somebody did. “Snake update,” she Tweeted later, “I’ve heard she’s alive and well, and that her name is Banana. This makes me smile J.”
R.I.P. – PHYLLIS DILLER: The legendary PHYLLIS DILLER died yesterday morning at her home in Los Angeles. She was 95 years old. There’s no word on the cause of death, but sources say she suffered a fall recently, and her health had been deteriorating ever since.
Diller was one of the first female superstars of stand-up comedy, getting her start in radio back in the early 1950s, and hitting the stage around the middle of that decade. By the 1960s she was appearing in movies and TV specials.
Her trademark laugh, by the way, was real.
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