All Articles Tagged "ryan seacrest"

Nairobi Blue: Lupita Nyong’o Arrives Looking Perfect In Prada At The Oscars

March 2nd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
Share to Twitter Email This
Lupita Nyong'o Oscars

Getty

It’s that time of the year! We’ve finally made it to Oscar night, and after an awards season full of magazine covers and slaying red carpet after red carpet, Lupita Nyong’o has finally made it to the most important red carpet of all. As always, she’s looking incredible.

With a blue gown on exclusively made for her by Prada, Nyong’o stepped on the red carpet with her family and best friend, Ben Kahn, and already has everyone’s eyes her thanks to her bold blue gown.

Instagram

Instagram

When speaking to E! News’ Ryan Seacrest, she had this to say about her unique gown: “It’s a blue that reminds me of Nairobi.” This had a very hype Kelly Clarkson calling it Nairobi blue, just for the actress. And on social media, folks are already calling her the “Belle of the ball” and fawning over her entire look (can we talk about the magic she works with her hair these days!?).

Also, earlier in the day, a man drew a very colorful photo of Lupita dressed up in a variance of bright gowns with the caption, “Good luck @lupitanyongo #theworldwantsyoutowin,” and the beauty reposted the image saying “Thank you SO MUCH @donalddrawbertson, and to all those that share this sentiment.”

Instagram

Instagram

So while we know Nyong’o is a already a winner in the fashion department, Donald is right! We’re all really hoping she’ll be a winner in the Best Supporting Actress Category tonight because her work in 12 Years a Slave was superb.

Fingers crossed and prayers up, folks!

Make It Drizzle: American Idol Will Lose Money Due To Judges’ Salaries

February 25th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
Share to Twitter Email This
WENN

WENN

 

From TMZ 

It’s an enormous sea change … one of the most successful shows in the history of TV — a show that has made BILLIONS of dollars in profits — will actually LOSE money this year  … multiple sources connected with the show tell TMZ.

The reasons for “American Idol” going into the red for the first time all have to do with the bottom line.  The show pays a fortune to the stars — we’re told Jennifer Lopez gets north of $15 Mil and Ryan Seacrest gets around that amount as well.  They spent between $5 and $7 million on a new set this year.  They are also still paying the 2 executive producers they fired after last season.

In addition we’re told the show will spend at least $5 million on viewer phone calls.

And … the ratings are down 26% from last season — and that translates into advertising dollars.  Some of the ad losses can be deferred until next season … but they are losses nonetheless.

For years “Idol” scored hundreds of millions of dollars in raw profits in a single season.

That said … we’re told the show almost certainly will NOT be cancelled after this season.  Sources say it will be back next year, in no small part because FOX cancelled “X Factor” and there would be way too many holes in its primetime schedule if both shows went away.

Read more about American Idol at TMZ.com 

Ring In The New Year Among The Stars: Celebs Are Putting On A Show To Start 2014

December 30th, 2013 - By Michelle Alerte
Share to Twitter Email This
Shutterstock

Shutterstock

While most of us are partying it up — sipping Champagne, tossing confetti, kissing that special someone to get 2014 off to the right start — many celebs will be working.

For those looking to end the year on a musical note or with a good show, there are plenty happening. Here’s a rundown of some of the show’s that will be happening tomorrow night. Might be time for you to head to StubHub to see if there are any leftover tickets, huh?

All Good Things Must Come To An End: 2013′s Saddest Celebrity Breakups

December 26th, 2013 - By M A
Share to Twitter Email This
Source: WENN

Source: WENN/Getty

There was a lot of great celebrity news to come out of 2013. But, unfortunately, not everything was sunshine and roses. A number of notable couples called it a quits this year. From two Kardashian relationships coming to an end to some longtime lovers parting ways, we take a look at some of the saddest celebrity breakups of the past 12 months.

Reality Show About White Female Rappers Coming To VH1, Courtesy Of Ryan Seacrest

December 10th, 2013 - By Ann Brown
Share to Twitter Email This

Can you think of many white female rappers? Well, Ryan Seacrest obviously can. Seacrest, who has his hands in a number of television projects, including the show you love to hate, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, is producing the forthcoming VH1 docu-series, Girls in the Game.

The multimedia personality will executive produce the six-episode series following the trials and tribulations of a group of up-and-coming white female rappers aspiring for rap superstardom, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The show’s cast and premiere details have yet to be announced by the network, but hopefully it will fare better that Seacrest’s  attempt to acquire and rebrand the VH1 channel VH1 Soul two years ago. Those talks ended without a deal.

Not only does Seacrest host American Idol television show and “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” radio show, he also launched AXS TV with partner Mark Cuban and entertainment promotion giant, AEG. Ryan Seacrest Productions produces KUWTK and Married to Jonas. It also produced Khloe and Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, and the Emmy Award-winning ABC reality series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Will you watch Girls in the Game?

[h/t The Huffington Post]

Battle Of The Ish You Should Not Wear: The 13 Worst Celebrity Performance Outfits

December 6th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
Share to Twitter Email This

Sometimes an artist takes the stage and blows everyone away with a great performance. And sometimes, the performance is overshadowed by an embarrassing outfit blunder. Hey, it happens to the best of them. Check out the worst celebrity performance outfits ever.

Worst Celebrity Performance Outfits

Source: WENN

Tamar Braxton

After living in the shadows of her big sister Toni Braxton, and then her other sisters, Tamar has finally stepped into the spotlight all on her own. The “Love and War” singer took to the stage at the 2013 Soul Train Awards in a risqué outfit and immediately there was a backlash on social networks. Many believed the sheer outfit, complete with black sequins to cover up her goodies, was a distraction from her singing ability. Not one to let the criticism keep her down, Braxton responded to the flack via twitter: “I’m NOT on the red carpet & if u like my performance & outfit thank u if not pray 4 me.”

Drake On Why Girls “Need” Beyoncé, His Resemblance To Blue Ivy, Rihanna And More

September 24th, 2013 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
Share to Twitter Email This

Drake Chelsea

Everybody’s favorite emotional lyricist sat down with Chelsea Handler and Ryan Seacrest recently to promote his new album, Nothing Was The Same, which was released today. While chatting on Chelsea Lately, he talked to her about bearing a striking resemblance to Blue Ivy, if he’s still messing with Rihanna, and having the most hood fabulous Bar Mitzvah as a kid. On the other side of the fence, he chatted with Seacrest about why young girls need Beyoncé and on being a “Beyoncé believer.” Check out the interesting tidbits from both interviews:

Why he’s a Beyoncé believer:

“I’m a Beyoncé believer. I really believe strongly in her talent and her position in our generation. I think she’s one of the biggest stars ever, but especially for these girls right now. I feel like they need Beyoncé.”

Drake Blue Ivy

On what he thinks of people saying the baby picture of him for his album looks like Blue Ivy:

“I guess it does sort of resemble [laughs]. It’s actually me [as a baby]. Me and Blue Ivy I guess look alike as children. But that was me was as a child, I did have a full afro.”

Why Nicki Minaj is not on his new album:

“I kind of like took control of this album and try to tell my story as much as possible and do as many of the verses, just myself. I felt like I had a lot to say. I do talk about Nicki on this album and how fond of her I am. But I did try to take charge of this album myself.”

On if he’s still “penetrating” Rihanna:

“We’re way past that. I need somebody new to penetrate by the way. You always bring up the old flings, I need something new.”

About his hood fabulous Bar Mitzvah:

“I grew up in a nice neighborhood, but my family didn’t have money. That’s a common misconception. People think I grew up wealthy or rich, I didn’t grow up rich. My mother was a hard-working woman and she did have us in a nice area because obviously she cared about her family. But we only had the basement of these other people’s houses. No we were not rich. So my Bar Mitzvah…kids were renting out the Sky Dome which is where the Toronto Blue Jays play. I was so jealous. My Bar Mitzvah was in an Italian restaurant, which I don’t know if that’s really Jewish of us [laughs]…I love Italian people so it worked for me.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m still stuck on him and Blue Ivy looking like they could be brother and sister with his baby picture. Anyway, check out his new album, Nothing Was The Same, which dropped today, and has plenty of Emo-rap jams to hold you over for the rest of 2013.

Thought You Had A Friend, Huh? Nicki Minaj Says She Thought She And Mariah Were Friends, Until “American Idol” Made Mimi Change…

May 10th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
Share to Twitter Email This

Nicki

With only one more week left of the trainwreck that has been this season of American Idol, it’s clear that folks just don’t care anymore. Blame it on the fact that they might all be getting the axe in a minute. Aside from a few early interviews that went left and alleged threats of gun violence that Barbara Walters got in the middle of, the judges of the show have kept it pretty tame and professional in the media. But over the last few weeks, Mariah and Nicki have been going at it both on the show and on Twitter. Now the Nickster has spoken with Ryan Seacrest about why things went so sour between herself and Carey and why, despite all that, she would do it all again if given the chance.

“One of the reasons I did “Idol” was because, when there were rumors circulating about me doing Idol, my fans were like, ‘We’re going to get to see Nicki on TV every week???’ I wouldn’t be doing this without that kind of bond that I have with my fans.”

On how her relationship with Mariah turned negative:

“Imagine someone that you’ve loved your whole life. Imagine you meeting them and then all of a sudden feeling like you did something horrible to them but you just don’t know what you did. That’s what my relationship with Mariah is, and that’s what it’s been from the beginning.”

“I just really thought that we were friends, but that’s the other thing I learned that this industry is so fake. You walk away thinking people are your friends and they’re not. It’s a couple nice hi and byes and then really, you better not step on nobody’s toes, you know? And God forbid you get a little shine. And God forbid you’re maybe witty or quick on your toes or make someone laugh. Then maybe you’re making another person feel insecure. And you shouldn’t have to dim your light to let another person shine.”

“I came in to do ‘Idol’ really in my heart, thinking that we were going to be the most fun judges of all time. I was like, ‘I love Mariah.’ We’re gonna be so good together because we’re both funny, we’re crazy, we have a past relationship, and the only person I didn’t know if I would understand or get, or who would get me, was Keith.”

Of course, Nicki and Keith seem to have the closest connection of all the judges now. But is that friendship enough to get her to come back for another season (if she doesn’t get fired)?

“That’s the million dollar question. I want people to know it’s genuine from my heart. I love the people. If I had to do this all over again, I would do Idol. It’s fun. It’s laughs. It’s kind of sad what people read all the time is only when something is negative. They don’t realize we built a family. I feel happy here. I have to thank Idol for giving me this chance. They could have picked anyone, and they picked me.”

Interesting. The two did work together a few years ago on the remix of Mariah’s “Up Out My Face.” So maybe she thought because of that, they were going to get along swimmingly on the show. Guess not…

Check out her full sit-down with Seacrest on E! News on the next page:

It’s Here — Almost: Twitter Music App Debuts; Currently Only Available To Celeb Users

April 16th, 2013 - By Ann Brown
Share to Twitter Email This
Shutterstock

Shutterstock

Were you waiting for  the Twitter Music app to arrive? Well, it is here… almost.

The app is currently available to recognizable names like Ryan Seacrest, Ne-Yo, Wiz Khalifa, and country music star/Voice coach Blake Shelton, but not all Twitter users. The plan is to give to “influencers” first and, AllThingsD says, it will be available to other Twitter users in a matter of days. Twitter has just set up a website that, at least for now, is blank except for the company’s silhouetted bird logo, “#music,” and a sign-in tab that, when clicked, sends you back to the blank homepage.

Here’s how the app works: It scans users’ Twitter feeds and use the listening habits of users’ friends and contacts to recommend music for them to listen to. According to Global Post, Twitter Music suggests artists and songs to listen to based on a variety of signals, and is personalized based on which accounts a user follows on Twitter. Songs are streamed to the app via SoundCloud. UltimateGuitar.com also has some detail about how the app works that it says it got fro a leak.

The app has some formidable competition already on the market, such as Spotify, which has 24 million monthly users and has integrated its services with Facebook, and Pandora, which has 69 million monthly active listeners. But as the Huffington Post  notes, Twitter certainly has some advantages: it already has over 200 million active users, who may be enticed by song suggestions based on the Twitter accounts they are following.

According to HuffPo, Twitter Music is based on We Are Hunted, a music recommendation service that Twitter purchased earlier this year. It has been reported that Twitter has also reached an agreement with Vevo, the music video service that has content deals with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and EMI, among others.

The streaming music app offerings will get even more crowded. According to Reuters, Apple, Amazon and Google all have plans to enter the streaming music business.

“I Just Tried My Best To Be The Best Man I Could Be” Chris Brown Explains How He Got Rihanna Back

March 27th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
Share to Twitter Email This
Source: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Source: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

The more we followed the Chrihanna scandal, post the beating in 2009, the more it became crystal clear that these two were destined to get back together…if they ever broke up in the first place. I mean, who lets their ex hop on a track talking about oral?! Then there was the Oprah interview. And after that, the ridiculous documentary of Chris detailing his love for two women. We all knew what was up. And we were right. Though we saw it coming, we certainly weren’t privy to how it all went down…until now.

In a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show on KIIS-FM, Chris Brown opened up about winning Rihanna back.

“I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident and the time was probably the worst part of my life. Being that she has [forgiven me] and she’s a wonderful person, I’m eternally grateful and thankful.”

“People are entitled to their opinions. I can’t go around blaming. Being at that young age, I can tell you I was arrogant and definitely hotheaded.”

Though it would seem Chris has calmed down some, his Twitter beefs and altercation with Frank Ocean would make it seem that he still has more work to do. But Chris claims he’s in a much better place.

“I’m cool. I’m happy. I’m focused. I’m a lot calmer. Everyone has anger issues and days they don’t feel like being bothered. Sometimes it comes off the wrong way. I’m learning how to deal with it and how to channel that into my music.”

I could shade this 24 year old and ya’ll might call me crazy for saying this–but I’ll be danged  if I don’t think he isn’t lying. Perhaps, it’s just me but this is probably the most heartfelt, genuine thing I’ve heard Chris say about the domestic violence incident. For so long, he was on the defensive, sounding angry and reinforcing what we already assumed about him. This is the first time I can recall him owning up to his foolishness. This was a pretty good way to come back to the interview circuit, on the humble. Homeboy still has work to do but I don’t believe he’s totally beyond reform.

What do you think about Chris’ statement? Does it sound sincere to you? Do you think he’s changed?

Get the MadameNoire
Newsletter
The best stories sent right to your inbox!
close [x]