Am I the only one who feels that Ryan Seacrest is on well on his way to world domination? Like it or not, the guy has been exceeding (a million-fold) his own goals…he started out as his high school’s version of David Silver (dun nun nun nah, dun nun nun nah chhh-chhh!), parlayed that into a successful radio show, became the emcee that lasted (what was that other guy’s name?) on American Idol, and he (unfortunately?) is responsible–with Kris Jenner, of course–for katapulting the Kardshian klan post Kim’s sex tape. The man has skills.
Now, not only is he responsible for the KUWTK uber-phenomenon (still not sure I’m happy about that…), Ryan is poised to bring us even more E! drama and ratings as a producer on the highly anticipated and much hyped docu-series about former Olympian Bruce Jenner in which the transgender reality star transitions into her new life as Caitlyn. I Am Cait is set to premiere later this summer.
Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tuckerstepped out for the 14th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles, as well as celebrity chef Curtis Stone and his wife Lindsay Price.
Kathy Wakilewas spotted at Tamsen Fadal’s “The New Single: Finding, Fixing & Falling Back In Love With Yourself” book launch party at Urbo NYC, while John Mahdessian and Dorinda Medley attended The Hetrick-Martin Institute: The Hero Fund 2015 Scholarship Fundraiser at The Marble House.
Mariah Carey is keeping it real in a recent interview with Australian KIIS FM hosts Kyle and Jackie O on Thursday. Real nasty, that is! When asked about her time as a judge on American Idol, Mariah bluntly described the show as “so boring and so fake.”As a judge on season 12 of the show along with Randy Jackson, Keith Urban and (on-screen nemesis!) Nicki Minaj, Mariah says she “felt forced to make up stuff about the contestants and their performance to keep the show going,” according to Page Six.
Adding a halfhearted apology before another insult, Mariah added, “I’m sorry, I just think it’s … when I say it’s fake … I mean like you have to make up things to say about people.” Claiming that, at times, the judges don’t have a whole lot to say about the performers, she explains, “Half the time the performances are good, you just be like ‘it was good’ and you feel like ending it there: ‘You were really good.’”
I have a confession. I love American Idol. In 13 years, I haven’t ever missed an episode, and it’s one of the few shows I watch the night it airs. Not live, mind you, because I need the power to fast forward. I constantly try to fast forward the commercials if I watch a show live. The struggle is real.
On Wednesday, I was pleasantly surprised when Nick Fradiani was named the winner of American Idol 14. Quentin Alexander was my favorite contestant this season. After he was eliminated, I was rooting for Nick, but I thought Clark Beckham had it in the bag.
“Everybody was saying I was kind of the underdog, and I think that’s true,” said Nick. He added that expected Clark or Jax to win. “Nobody had me pegged as the winner. I wasn’t doing anything that was really impressing people. Then something clicked the last six weeks or so. I got hot at the right time.” Check out pictures from the Season 14 finale of American Idol below.
It’s a sad day for American Idol fans (and for the bank accounts of the judges!), after 15 seasons, the show will come to an end! Fox has renewed the show for one more season, which will air next January with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban at the judges’ table for the farewell.
The final season will be a regular competition like always, but will include plenty of surprises and tributes to the seasons past. I feel a lot of cameos and surprise guest appearances coming on!
Tonight’s the night! The MET gala is taking NYC by storm and Kim Kardashian’s MET gala gown didn’t disappoint! I must say that this might be my favorite Met gala dress of Mrs. West’s thus far. Our previous two choices were this and this.
It’s just what your Tuesday afternoon needed: more reality star photos to browse through! You know you’re dying to check out the horrible reality star fashion while you’re watching the clock for the moment you can ditch work and go home…to jump on the computer and browse some more Reality Tea.