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AMA&#39;s Big Winner: a Canadian
 AMA's Big Winner: a Canadian 
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AMA's Big Winner: a Canadian

Justin Bieber dominates the night with 3 awards

(Newser) - The big winner at last night's American Music Awards was ... a Canadian. Justin Bieber won artist of the year, which he also grabbed in 2010, as well as favorite pop/rock male artist and favorite pop/rock album. "I want to say this is for all the haters who thought...

Really? Obama Listens to Nicki Minaj?
Obama Listens
to Nicki Minaj?

Really? Obama Listens to Nicki Minaj?

Pop-culture shoutouts have gotten ridiculous in this campaign

(Newser) - Frank Bruni thinks he's caught President Obama in a lie, but to prove it, somebody has to subpoena his iPod. On Friday, Obama said he occasionally listened to Nicki Minaj—who once called the administration " lazy bitches ." But Obama had been asked to weigh in on the...

Minaj: Idol Drama Is Producers' Fault

But everything was calm between Nicki, Mariah Carey yesterday

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj is convinced that American Idol producers are behind her feud with Mariah Carey, attempting to goad Minaj into angry outbursts like the one caught on tape Tuesday because it makes for good television. Though that sounds like a very believable premise to us, TMZ 's sources insist...

Idol Drama Begins: Nicki Cusses Out Mariah

Producers concerned Minaj, Carey will continue to fight

(Newser) - So much for "no drama" between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey . The two new American Idol judges went at it during North Carolina auditions yesterday, and the fracas was caught on tape. Minaj and Carey disagreed over one of the performances, TMZ reports, and Minaj reportedly threatened Carey with,...

Mariah: No Idol Feud ... Yet

These things take time, Carey says of problems with Nicki Minaj

(Newser) - Anyone hoping for catfights on the upcoming season of American Idol will be sorely disappointed: Mariah Carey says the rumors of a feud between her and fellow diva-judge Nicki Minaj are false, at least for now. "How are we gonna feud in two days? I think a feud takes...

Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban Head to Idol

Singers complete the 4-member judge panel

(Newser) - Keith Urban, get ready for your head to spin: The country crooner is headed for the American Idol judges' panel, where he'll be joined by Nicki Minaj, reports the AP . The newly minted judges, announced by Fox this morning, will join fellow newcomer Mariah Carey and veteran judge Randy...

Harold and Kumar Join Team Obama

Kal Penn, John Cho reprise roles in new ad

(Newser) - President Obama's latest supporters: Harold and Kumar. Kal Penn and John Cho reprise their stoner characters in a new Obama campaign video, in which the president makes a very important phone call asking Penn's Kumar for some help. Turns out that help involves Penn—a former member of...

7 Stars Banned From Swanky Hotels

Lindsay Lohan joins these other classy folks

(Newser) - Think Lindsay Lohan is the first celebrity to get completely banned from a fancypants hotel ? Think again. The Stir rounds up six more:
  • Britney Spears: Like Lohan, she got herself banned from the Chateau Marmont in 2007. In her case, it was because she allegedly smeared food all over

Randy Jackson Done Judging American Idol

But he'll stick around as a 'mentor'

(Newser) - Randy Jackson's career as an American Idol judge is over. He'll stay on with the show in some capacity as a "mentor," because its bosses believe he's the "glue that helps keep the show together," as TMZ puts it. It's not clear...

Celebs Who've Been Bashed in Songs

Chris Brown, Drake not the first to feud via music

(Newser) - Chris Brown burned Drake via rap after the recent nightclub brawl between their entourages (sample lyric: "They throwin' bottles, I'm throwin' models"), and if that's the sort of spiteful gossip you can't help but love, you're in luck: The Huffington Post rounds up 14...

2 Americans Held in Death of Irish Student in Tokyo

Nicola Furlong had apparently met duo at Nicki Minaj show earlier in evening

(Newser) - A pair of unnamed Americans have been arrested by Japanese officials after one of them was found in a Tokyo hotel room with a dying Irish exchange student, reports MSNBC . Nicola Furlong, 21, of County Wexford, died about an hour later in what officials are calling a suspicious death and...

Catholics Blast Nicki Minaj's Grammy Stunt

Catholic League: Academy would never allow similar insult to Judaism, Islam

(Newser) - Madonna might've been down on her creaky old knees at the Super Bowl , but hell hath no fury like the Catholic League today over Nicki Minaj's religious-themed, stunt-laden appearance at last night's Grammy Awards. The League today issued a press release titled, "Is Nicki Minaj Possessed?"...

Nicki Minaj&#39;s Grammys Date: the Pope
 Nicki Minaj's 
 Grammys Date: 
 the Pope 
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Nicki Minaj's Grammys Date: the Pope

Eyebrows raised on the red carpet

(Newser) - Well, it was no giant egg , but there was still one outfit getting particular attention on the Grammys red carpet tonight, E! reports. Nicki Minaj showed up clad head-to-toe in red Versace ... and accompanied by a Pope lookalike. Click through the gallery to take a look, or click for more...

Madonna&#39;s Half-Time Show: Aging or Ageless?

 Madonna's Halftime 
 Show: Aging or Ageless?
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Madonna's Halftime Show: Aging or Ageless?

Most of the comments surround Madge's youth ... or lack thereof

(Newser) - Madonna's big halftime show is over, and the peanut gallery is fairly evenly split—but the topic of the evening is clearly age. Plenty of people are giving her the thumbs up for looking so great at 53. Others think the cheerleader/pom-pom bit was a little ... young. She was...

Fried Chicken and Pickles: 14 Celebrity Food Demands

Concert riders reveal what performers like to eat

(Newser) - Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez certainly aren't the only divas in Hollywood: Nicki Minaj's concert rider, recently revealed in a magazine interview, show that she has some pretty involved backstage demands as well. Those include three 12-piece buckets of spicy fried chicken, no thighs, and scented candles...

GMA Airs Nicki Minaj Nipple Slip

Parents' group says ABC should have used 5-second delay

(Newser) - A parents’ TV group is livid after rapper Nicki Minaj’s breast was accidentally exposed today during a live Good Morning America performance. “For the umpteenth time in recent memory a morning news show has included inappropriate content for children and families,” a rep for the Parents Television...

Britney Bombs at Billboard Music Awards

Lame-o lip syncing, 'arthritic' dancing by Spears

(Newser) - Britney Spears had two big appearances at last night's Billboard Music Awards—and "it wasn't good," snarks Matt Cherette for Gawker . The show opened with Rihanna performing her song "S&M" (complete with, oddly, "a bunch of random hands trying to caress" her crotch),...

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