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The past 12 months have been chock full of celebrity news, intrigue, and downright absurdity. And while some celebrities have managed to become even more beloved, there are some that have become a) increasingly more annoying in 2013 or b) have transitioned from our hot list to our not list. So before we say goodbye to 2013, MadameNoire presents its most most played out, most just-get-out-of-our-face, most overexposed celebrities of the year.
After signing a contract for a reported $18 million to do American Idol, Mariah Carey probably thought it was going to be easy-breezy work; team up with her old friend Randy Jackson and give contestants some good advice for money. What could go wrong? But psych your mind and make your booty shine, it was actually all kinds of drama, every damn week, that was hard to watch. Carey bumped heads often with Nicki Minaj, and in all honesty, she didn’t have the right kind of charisma to be entertaining or to give the type of advice you thought she would (there was just a lot of glitter throwing really…). She’s since moved on from the show after one season (as has Minaj, while Keith Urban is the last man standing), and released new music in “The Art of Letting Go.” To promote that, Carey sat down at HOT 97 with Angie Martinez to talk about those Idol days, which she said was like working with Satan (is she talking about Nicki!?), marriage and more. Here’s the tea (or sparkling cider, which is what they were drinking during her interview):
On Still Being Insecure About Her Beauty
“I’m only judgmental of myself, I don’t judge anybody else. It’s called insecurity. I’m trying to lose it, we’re working on it [laughs]. It’s just that when you grow up a certain way and you just feel like different and whatever from everybody else, you just have it.”
“That’s over. No. Honestly, I hated it. I was led to believe I was the first person signed on…Honestly, I thought it was gonna be a three-person panel. They gave me a nice dangling monetary moment and I was just like, okay. ‘Randy Jackson will be there, I’ve known him forever. He used to play bass for me. This isn’t a big deal, this will be nothing.’ But it wasn’t like that. It was like going to work every day in hell with Satan. [laughs] Naw, I’m just playing. It didn’t affect me that much. I was just disappointed. I loved the contestants and some of them were so good and also really good people, you could tell, it was disappointing when they would, for political reasons, not put people through. It was like, ‘I don’t have to sit here and do this, I would prefer to just put this person in the studio and record a record with them or tell another producer, you should produce this artist, they’re beautiful, they can sing, they’re talented,’ you know? But that’s the way it is on that kind of TV thing.”
On Her Man Nick Calling Himself Mr. Carey And Talking About Their Marriage:
“He provokes that. He uses it for his comedy act, Mr. Showbiz. I hate it when I look at it on TV and we’re watching it together. I’m like, ‘Was that necessary?’ In his world in the world of comedy he can have license to say things he wants to say. But if it goes too far that doesn’t mean I won’t say ‘Check please. Can we have a discussion about this cause I didn’t care for it…’
I look at certain relationships in the public eye and I go, ‘See that’s class when you don’t need to talk about the relationship that much. I would prefer he silencio just a little bit [laughs].”
Very interesting, especially her breaking down her disappointment in doing Idol. Check out her interview with Angie Martinez below, and the Idol talk begins at the 10-minute mark if you don’t have the 16 minutes to spare.
Mariah Carey is back at it. With her successful summer smash, “#Beautiful,” coming in at number 15 on the Billboard 100, Carey is looking to make waves in the winter time with her latest single, “The Art of Letting Go.” Unlike, “#Beautiful,” this song is a slower, ballad type that adequately exhibits Mariah’s range.
There are levels to this song and by the end of the song, it really picks up and Mariah is doing some of the vocal acrobatics that first caused us to stop and pay attention back in the day. And though Mariah said she wanted to write a song that everyone could relate to and use in their everyday lives, the song is certainly not without its humor. She talks about throwing folks’ clothes out of the window and in the funniest line of the song says:
Your audacity is too much to be believed sooo
Go to Mimi on your contacts, press delete.
Leave it up to Mariah to fit 57 syllables in a single line.
She officially debuted the single from her 14th studio album, which bears the same name, on her Facebook page with this personal message to her fans. Read the message and listen to the song below.
Initially, it was reported that the album would be out before the end of this year; but seeing as how it’s November and there’s still no official date, I wouldn’t count on it. Sources report that Carey has been working on the project since 2011. It will her first studio album since 2010′s Christmas album, Merry Christmas II You and will feature names like Nas, Mike Will Made It, Wale and Jermaine Dupri. We’ll be sure to keep you posted.
What do you think about this song, pass or play?
Famous people do everything bigger and celebrity engagement rings are no exception! Beyonce said “Put a ring on it” and the fellas lined up, with their wallets of course. Engagements are a symbol of love and commitment, but they can be costly, ranging from $70,000 to $5 million if you’re a celebrity. Check out 15 celebs who literally have million dollar homes on their ring fingers.
Future knew what he was doing when he chose a beautiful 15-carat emerald cut diamond ring by Avianne & Co for Ciara. Yes, she had the birthday celebration that many girls dream of. Her man got on one knee in front of everyone to pop the question with a three-stone cut ring made of flawless diamonds with a price tag of $1 million to 1.5 million.
I don’t think anybody loves Halloween as much as kids. Free candy and cool costumes? It gives them life every year. Well, at least enough life to hold them over until Christmas time comes around it’s time to start circling toys they want in the shopping catalogs…
But two kids who had a pretty awesome time on Halloween were Monroe & Moroccan Cannon, the adorable twins of Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey. Now a bit older and sporting both thick heads of hair and adorable Superman (and woman) costumes, the kiddies had a ball digging into their bags of candy and fooling around with their silly dad in costume. And after Moroccan knocks Nick out a second time with his boxing gloves on, Monroe has a nurturing moment: “Be careful daddy.”
This little family is too cute. Check out their Halloween fun together below and be prepared for an overload of adorable!
Nick Cannon had barely finished celebrating his 33rd birthday when the National Enquirer started digging up dirt to rain on his birthday parade. On October 9, the tabloid that’s notorious for making up stories, ran an article that had the Internet running wild with headlines like, “Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey divorcing,” over claims that both stars had cheated on one another. Nick let the rumor mill go for nearly a day, but by Wednesday night he had to speak up on the nonsense. Taking to Twitter, he addressed the rumor saying:
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) October 10, 2013
In other words, The National Enquirer has yet again published an unfounded claim and all is well in the Cannon-Carey household. We were hoping that was the case! After setting the tabloid straight, Nick also sang praises to his wife on Twitter for her extravagant bday gift.
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) October 10, 2013
That looks like something only a happy wife would buy to me! Were you worried Nick and Mariah might be splitting?
Hunnny! Mariah Carey wants all these young girls (and maybe guys too) to know that she’s still got it. Today is Nick Cannon’s 33rd birthday and wife Mariah wanted to send him a little something to keep him anticipating the gift he’ll unwrap once he gets home.
So she posted this picture of herself in a man’s shirt and a black lacy bra with the following caption:
Happy Birthday to my Hubby @NickCannon…”my baby I’m waiting on youuuu”hahaha! KKLB! GHL!!!! Mwah !!!!!
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 8, 2013
Does anybody know what those acronyms stand for? Might be something a little too freaky for the general Twitter public.
I know some of ya’ll are probably thinking that she’s doing too much; but since this is Mariah Carey we’re talking about and we’ve seen a whole lot more from her, I can’t say I’m too mad about it. She just wants ya’ll to know she intends to put it down this evening for her hardworking husband.
What do you think, is this too much or is it a cute little public acknowledgment?
Mariah Carey has chosen Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label as her new manager. The duo has worked together before, and created hits like “We Belong Together” and “Always Be My Baby.” The two were caught in the studio alongside Mike WiLL Made It and Rodney Jenkins, working together on her 14th album, “The Art of Letting Go.”
Her previous manager was former American Idol judge Randy Jackson, who had been with Carey since the 1990s. They parted ways last spring.
The latest album was supposed to be released over the summer, but was delayed because, Carey tweeted she “got so immersed in the creative process” that it wouldn’t have “done it justice” to release it on July 23rd as planned.
In a press statement, Dupri said, “A multi-talented artist of Mariah’s caliber should be doing everything imaginable. I’m sure others have said this but not the way I intend to do it. For me, it’s about the execution.”
And Carey added, “We have a bond that surpasses music. I am super excited about our merger because we have so many innovative ideas that I know will come to fruition.”
Is this a dream team?
We all know that men aren’t the only ones who leave their boo thangs after getting on – women do it too. So here are 10 more celebrity ladies who kicked their men to the curb after finding fame.
Sometimes a musician will strike gold with a song but more often than not, the song will fall quickly out of the minds of fans and radio stations. These singers thought they were releasing a hit but then the track failed to keep them in the spotlight. Let’s take a look at some of the most recent musical flops