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Everyone obsessed with the TV show Hoarders has been dying for a celebrity episode since the famous reality show started. If the blue-collar, everyday people from our favorite episodes can stack their houses from floor to ceiling, we can only imagine how celebrities with big money and loads of crap might let their homes get cluttered with all kind of things.
Unfortunately, the A-list is less than likely to take a detour towards the reality TV circuit. Thankfully, these celebrities weren’t afraid to admit that their collections may have gotten a little out of control. Get ready to be pretty surprised about the celebrities who made this list. Would you have guessed what’s going on behind these Hollywood walls?
Heidi Klum has kept nearly every handbag, shoe and garment from the more than 20 years she’s spent in the fashion industry. She told ET Canada, “You know what it is – I’m a hoarder, and I just hoard and hoard and hoard.”
Planning a trip to the Hollywood Walk of Fame sometime soon? Even though there are nearly 3,000 stars moving up and down that long walk, there are a lot of deserving celebrities who have been left out for a long time while newer, more popular celebrities have been receiving such honors sooner than later. But just around the time we were all wondering if these celebrities were ever going to get their own star, they were finally immortalized on Hollywood Blvd.
So the next time you make a trip to that other H-Town, be sure to be on the lookout for these stars who were recently added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“Happy” was Pharrell’s latest hit to blow the charts away. But he was making hits long before the minions were dancing along to his tune. Did you know that one of Pharrell’s first hits was “Rumpshaker” way back in 1992? Talk about a Hollywood star that’s overdue!
Toni Braxton’s Unbreak My Heart Lifetime biopic drew 3.6 million viewers, becoming the network’s most-watched film in a year. Did you enjoy it? Because we sure did. Narrated and executive produced by Toni Braxton (who sang her own music in the movie), Unbreak My Heart followed the success of Lifetime’s much talked about Aaliyah and Whitney Houston biopics. Whose life story would you love to see on screen next? From Missy Elliott’s comeback to Brandy’s interesting career and love live and Jennifer Hudson’s incredible story, here are some candidates we think Lifetime should consider.
Vanessa Williams made headlines as the first Black winner of Miss America, a title that she would later relinquish after a Penthouse scandal threatened her burgeoning career. But Williams bounced back and conquered virtually every sector of entertainment: the musical charts, Broadway, film, and television. If that doesn’t scream biopic, I don’t know what does.
It looks like Mariah Carey and James Packer have gotten engaged — without officially getting divorced from their exes first. But they’re not the only celeb couple rushing to the altar. These celebrities were down to marry someone new before their divorces were finalized.
Whether you’re in the limelight or an average Joe, marriage is a challenge. Joining your life with an entirely different person is no small feat.
Some people learn this before they embark on a marriage, others in the midst of it and some people don’t fully grasp the concept until their own marriage is looking a little shaky.
In a recent interview with DuJour, it would seem that Nick Cannon has come to that realization.
The 35-year-old was on his way to a tattoo parlor when he conducted the interview. The article breezed past his numerous jobs, the fact that he sleeps about two hours a night and his role in Spike Lee’s Chi Raq but more than anything, the article was focused on his divorce from superstar Mariah Carey (He filed in December 2014 after six years of marriage.), maintaining their amicable relationship and his thoughts on marriage these days.
Check out a few of the highlights below.
Cannon say that no matter how amicable his divorce from Mariah has been, he realized the media would always want to make it drama-filled and sensationalized.
He also discovered something else throughout this ordeal.
“I feel like marriage isn’t for everyone. A friend of mine put it the funniest way. He said, ‘If you heard that there was a 50/50 chance of living or dying when you jump out of a plane, you probably wouldn’t go skydiving. There’s like a 50/50 chance of a marriage working. If it didn’t work out for you the first time, and you still survived it, you probably shouldn’t do it again.”
His thoughts are pretty clear but when DuJour asked Cannon if he’d ever marry again, he nailed the point home.
“I highly doubt it.”
But, as he’s been trying to tell us, he still has nothing but positive things to say about his wife. In talking about their family’s Christmas celebration, Cannon mentioned all the extravagance. The “Rockefeller tree in their living room,” half a dozen reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh through Aspen where they traditionally spend Christmas. And though it’s excessive and far from normal, Cannon doesn’t think their different upbringing predicts doom for their adult lives.
“I don’t see a problem with them being different and having an eccentric upbringing. It’s fascinating and fantastic. But it’s about [teaching them] humility more than anything. Teaching them to be respectful—to make eye contact and say ‘Yes, ma’am’ and ‘Yes, sir,’” he says. “You can still be a diva and be humble. Mariah is a perfect example of that.”
Being that his marriage to Mariah seemed to end relatively nicely, you would think he would be more optimistic about giving it another go. But he’s looking at things differently these days, even suggesting that being married goes against basic human nature.
“When you can be blissful in [a marriage], it’s beautiful. Embrace it for the time that you have it, because it’s not easy. In human nature, we’re supposed to be selfish… We’re constantly moving, constantly changing and evolving. To expect someone to do that with you is kind of absurd.”
Despite not being so sold on the idea of marriage anymore, he still describes himself as a hopeless romantic…just one who has a hard time trusting people.
“I’ve rarely let people that close to me. A lot of it comes with me having trust issues. I’ve been that way since grade school. I don’t trust many people,” he says. “Who knows where I’ll be when I’m 60. At 35, I’m not even looking to be in a relationship.”
So maybe there’s some George Clooney hope there.
But for now, he’s working on being by himself. You may remember that he recently told Ellen he’s practicing celibacy for now.
He also posted this quote on his Instagram.
“I never ever in my life want to have to… how do I say this the right way…” he trails off, thinking carefully about his choice of words. “Not to say that I was bogged down [in my marriage], because I wasn’t by any means, but I like being able to make my own decisions and come and go as I please.”
You can read the rest of Cannon’s DuJour interview and check out the spread here.
Jermaine Dupri is such an interesting character with a host interesting life and career experiences. So it would only make sense that he sit down with Wendy Williams. During their recent interview, Dupri talked about everything from tax problems, how Iggy Azalea curved him and his relationships with Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.
I mean, when you’re Black, you’re first generation. I’m first generation money in my family. You don’t have anybody to teach you anything you just have to learn. So for these kids and any kid that I’ve mentored, at least they have me to basically show them and see things that they can stay away from.
I just have a heart that doesn’t really care about a lot of things. So, a lot of times people hear stuff about me in the media, it’s stuff that I don’t care about. Like if I have something and I want to move and you tell me I have to pay it off in order to move, I don’t do that. I don’t have time for that. My mentality don’t think like that. I’m ready to go today.
She needs somebody like me in her life. I tried to sign Iggy that’s why I say that. I sent her a tweet, I think, and she thought I was trying to get at her because she’s fine. She kind of gave me the “send my manager, hit my manager.” When I talk to artists, I talk directly to the artist. So she kind of shunned me. But that didn’t make me not like her. I feel like she’s very talented. Artists are not people who know everything that’s why they have a mentor like myself or you have a Clive Davis, an L.A. Reid to hold them down.
JD: I’m the father that Bow Wow never had.
JD: I haven’t spoken to her.
Wendy: She’s married.
JD: That’s for her.
Wendy: That was a moment Jermaine. We had all kind of giggles.
JD: It’s funny because people try to use my life against me. It’s a moment. My life is incredible. I’ve had an amazing career and it’s just getting started. Anything that people say about me, about Janet, about anything that’s gone on in my life, you can’t talk about my life. It’s my life. It’s amazing.
Wendy: How long were you with her? You were with her for like five years or something?
Wendy: Did you ever ask her to marry you?
JD: I think so.
Wendy: Because now she’s married to Wuzz…they live in Dubai or some place…
JD: You looked at me like I’m supposed to know.
Wendy: I’m sorry JD. It would be uncomfortable if you did know because that would mean you hadn’t move on with your life.
Wendy: Are you loving her residency in Vegas?
JD: Yes. That was my idea. They just didn’t take it when I suggested it.
Wendy: Have you ever tried to romance Mariah?
Wendy: You don’t have to be so short with me.
JD: Nah, I’m just saying. You know, they say a lot of times that business people can’t have– that’s my real friend. I’ve known her longer than any husband that she’s had.
You can watch the full interview in the video below.
After Split From Mariah, Nick Cannon Says He’s Been Practicing Celibacy: “I’m Trying To Work On Myself”
Mariah Carey may have bounced back from her split from Nick Cannon to find love again with billionaire boyfriend, James Packer, but Cannon says he’s taking a break from dating and doing some work on himself. That work includes taking a break from sex. So despite the people you may have heard that Cannon has been seen with or heard he’s been hanging around with within the last year (Amber Rose, Nicole Murphy, etc.), his attention is on his kids and himself.
Cannon shared all this while sitting down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. When DeGeneres asked Cannon if he’d met Carey’s new man, Cannon said that he hadn’t, but would like to soon enough.
“I haven’t, I want to, though. I think that would be cool. It’s still like, we’ve all talked about it and stuff. It seems like it’s cool.”
But when asked if he was out here looking for love, Cannon said that was the last thing on his mind.
“I’m not ready for that. I’m not. You going to hook me up with somebody, Ellen?”
When DeGeneres insisted that he had to be out here getting his mack on, the 35-year-old Chiraq star insisted that he just has friends and nothing more. No fooling around of any sort, including sex. “I’m being celibate. I’m trying to work on myself. No sex right now.”
He continued, “I mean I have friends, and we hang out, but I’m not ready to do anything seriously, especially because I’m really trying to make sure I can establish being in my kids life and working. I’m always so busy, so if I’m not working, they’re my number one priority.”
This year will mark the first Christmas Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon celebrate after divorcing. And like some moms and dads, that doesn’t mean they’ll set aside their family traditions.
The singer recently sat down with E News! while promoting her new children’s book “All I Want for Christmas” in New York, and opened up about their plans for the holidays.
Mariah says the twins, Monroe and Moroccan, have already written their letters to Santa. “Santa Claus comes every year and real reindeer are there, of course, as well. [We have] too many traditions to name! We go on a two-horse open sleigh and spend Christmas in Aspen usually so I can have a white Christmas, so it’s really nice,” she explained.
As far as how she and Nick plan to co-parent through the special time of year, she says, “I think we’re all just learning as we go. We’re doing the best we can, and it’s all about the kids. That’s it!”
Nick reciprocated her same thoughts in an interview with Howard Stern recently, expressing his happiness over her new relationship with James Packer. “That’s awesome, isn’t it? It happened a lot faster than you thought,” he told Stern who confessed he thought it was all a little bit fast. However, Nick promised he’s just glad to see her doing well. “As long as she’s happy and my children are happy.”
Nick says family comes first. “[I see them] all the time! We’re in the same city together,” he explained. “My house is more in the suburbs, and they’re in the city. We hang out all the time.”
He added, “You know what’s really cool, and I love this, and my daughter will be like, ‘I don’t want to sleep here! I want to go sleep at my other house.’ So we’ll just put her in the car and drive her to Mom’s house. Like even Thanksgiving, it was really cool because we all had Thanksgiving together…At the end of the night my son was like, ‘Yo! I want to go with you!’ And my daughter was like, ‘I’ll see you tomorrow! Come pick me up in the morning.’ So we had a boys night!”
Another singer has been added to MAC’s elite roster of celebrity partners.
Tuesday, the cosmetics company announced their forthcoming Mariah Carey makeup collection. According to Refinery 29, the first item from the collection will be released in December—just in time for the holidays.
The first product is a lipstick shade adorably titled All I Want, which is a frosted and shimmery champagne nude. The full collection is set to launch in 2016.
“MAC has been my go-to makeup brand for as long as I can remember, and I’m so thrilled to be collaborating with them on a lipstick debuting this December, just in time for the holiday season!” Carey exclaimed in a press release. “The Champagne, frosted ‘All I Want’ shade is elegant, sophisticated, and glamorous.”
Could you see yourself rocking All I Want this holiday season?
This holiday season, Mariah Carey will officially add author to her long resume. Titled, All I Want For Christmas Is You after her hit song, Carey’s first children’s picture book will debut on November 10.
The premise of the book revolves around a little girl who wants a new puppy for Christmas — instead of a boy toy like the adult version of Mimi’s 1994 song. In an interview with People Magazine, Carey shared it was her dream for the song to become timeless. “I am so proud of the song’s impact as it continues to create memories for fans each year. I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families with the picture book.”
After Carey’s book comes out in November, she will debut her first Christmas movie in December. As we previously reported: “Mariah Carey’s iconic Merry Christmas album has inspired Hollywood to make it into a film. Deadline exclusively reports that New Line has bought an untitled pitch from Mariah Carey and RatPac Entertainment writers David Diamond and David Weissman along with producer Jon Shestack. The film was created when Carey shared her idea for a Christmas movie to her friend and RatPac’s Brett Ratner.” People Magazine reports the movie will be a part of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas.