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Diva dust up! Nicki Minaj goes after Mariah Carey on ‘Idol’

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Nicki Minaj. AP

Pound the alarm!

After several days of hardly any news, TMZ dug up some video of Nicki Minaj throwing down on Mariah Carey at the judges’ table. This is great stuff you have to see here.

Auditions in Charlotte were cut short yesterday to let the judges cool down.

“I told them I’m not f—– putting up with her f—-’ highness over there,” Minaj said.

Carey responds, ““Oh why, WHYYYY .do I have a three year old sitting around me?”

I have a feeling this won’t end up on screen in three months. Or will it?

Mariah fans have already posted a Facebook petition pushing for Nicki’s ouster.  It has about 1,000 likes when I checked this morning.

- And Haley Reinhart has an endorsement gig!

- VH1 aired both an Unplugged and Behind the Music for Carrie Underwood. The one thing I learned from the Behind the Music: someone on “Idol” pushed an earpiece too far into Underwood’s ear and blew out her eardrum before the final. She worried she would have trouble staying in key. But she was fine – of course. MJ provides some video here.

- Khloe Kardashian (various E! reality shows) and Mario Lopez (”America’s Best Dance Crew,” “Extra”) are set to host the live “X Factor” episodes. “The Voice” is beating “X Factor” regularly in ratings. Simon Cowell is still peeved about it.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

126 comments Add your comment

DanJ

October 3rd, 2012
8:48 pm

Such a diva but a great singer.

DanJ

October 3rd, 2012
8:51 pm

Sorry I’m slow Pitchy. I have to keep the wine glass full!

Pitchy

October 3rd, 2012
8:53 pm

She has a lot of confidence because she can sing. Hope they don’t say she had too many “rifts” because that’s what the song calls for.

I like country, so Willlie Jones has a beautiful voice.

DanJ

October 3rd, 2012
8:54 pm

I like Tate Stevens singing country better

Pitchy

October 3rd, 2012
8:55 pm

Jennel Garcia is as confidence with her sex appeal as girl with crazy marks on her face is confidence in her singing.

P.S., thank goodness those spots are not permanent.

Pitchy

October 3rd, 2012
8:57 pm

Group A wasn’t a surprise as long as Diamond White was in the group. It was a given they were going through. Both girls in the sing off in different rooms, but both will be in the Yes group.

DanJ

October 3rd, 2012
8:58 pm

I love Jennel. She’s my Jazzlyn Little, just hope she makes it.

DanJ

October 3rd, 2012
9:00 pm

Pitchy, go to youtube and search Ella Henderson from this years UK XFactor. I love her!!!

DanJ

October 3rd, 2012
9:01 pm

Have a great night Pitchy. Time for the debate.

Pitchy

October 3rd, 2012
9:04 pm

Yes, time for the Debate. Good night.

Seth T

October 3rd, 2012
9:56 pm

Ce Ce Frey has a much better voice than most of the girls, but an arrogant attitude. They will use her for made-by-selected-cuts side-fueds, until she loses shock value, — same with Tara Simon.

Seth T

October 3rd, 2012
10:03 pm

You can also see Simon & LA are discussing “if America will like this act (or fall for it)”. They are not basing decisions just on who is a great, highly talented singer, but more on what package/act they think the public will buy – regardless of what’s in the package.But then, that’s show Biz.

DanJ

October 3rd, 2012
11:55 pm

I think I have the top 3 girls picked. They are Jennel Garcia, Dinah Jane Hansen and either Diamond White or Carly Rose Soneclar/ Not sure on ages but Tate Stevens, Jason Brock and Jason Correy should make it as well. The girls seem to be the strongest group this year IMO.

Deirdre

October 4th, 2012
7:37 am

Morning!

TMZ is getting so much mileage out of this. Here’s the latest:

Nicki Minaj is FURIOUS with “American Idol” producers — telling her peeps they goosed Mariah Carey into starting beef on the set.

Sources connected with Nicki tell us … she’s convinced producers — along with member’s of Mariah’s team — are conspiring to get under her skin … because they think a pissed off Minaj will bring in viewers.

We’re told Nicki is adamant … she won’t be anyone’s puppet and if she feels she’s being set up, she vows to “cut it off at the head.” As for how, she says for starters, the next time Mariah “acts up,” Nicki is walking off the set.

There’s just one problem with her theory — we know “Idol” producers were genuinely shocked and upset by Tuesday’s outburst. Our very connected “Idol” sources tell us the big wigs were completely flat footed and they are doing everything they can to restore peace — which they successfully did Wednesday.

As for conspiracies between producers and Mariah … we believe in the grassy knoll just like the next guy, but in this case Oswald did it alone.

Deirdre

October 4th, 2012
7:40 am

And here’s a quote from Keith Urban via mj on the Minaj/Carey Wars:

“I was the UN,” American Idol judge, Keith Urban, told Extra TV at the New York Film Festival premiere of Paperboy. “Switzerland,” added wife Nicole Kidman on the role Keith played in the Nicki Minaj/Mariah Carey battle that was caught on tape at the Idol auditions in Charlotte yesterday.

But, he added diplomatically, “I love it, I gotta say, look I love working with passionate people. I love artists. Everyone just sort of expressing themselves. It’s a very alive and very invigorating work environment. A lot of passion. Randy is the craziest, so you know I’m predictable.”

DanJ

October 4th, 2012
8:36 am

American Idol needs to bite the bullet and can one of the diva’s. If I’ve learned one thing it is that chemistry among the judges is important. Honestly that is what makes The Voice a good show. At the rate this story is going it won’t be long until lawyers and lawsuits start flying.

Idol needs Dr. Phil & Judge Judy ASAP!

Mercedes S.

October 4th, 2012
9:00 am

Morning!
Stayed awake during the whole debate – a first. I have made up my mind too!

Harriett

October 4th, 2012
9:17 am

Good morning! Been gone for almost a week again. I know the stuff will hit the fan later today, but for now, just peeking in.

I did watch XF last night and liked a number of the acts. They are pimping a duel between the two who sang “I Will Always Love You.” The editing is sooo obvious.

The debate? It was not something I cared to watch. I have had enough already. And, since my mind has been made up for months, I watched my pre-recorded season premiere of “Revenge!” What a good show!

JTesla

October 4th, 2012
10:03 am

I started watching the debate, but I guess my guy wasn’t invited. Once it was apparent that it was more a press conference for big government and less of a debate I turned off the TV and played dolls with my daughter. I got more out of that.

JTesla

October 4th, 2012
10:04 am

Welcome back Harriett!

kreedham

October 4th, 2012
10:24 am

When they have to get Nicki Minaj as a judge then it’s not relevant. RHO, find another show to follow. Idol is done!

Harriett

October 4th, 2012
10:25 am

Thanks, JT. I know your daughter enjoyed that!

Sam-A

October 4th, 2012
10:34 am

I used to say it too, but now I hate to see someone called “trailer trash”, after seeing a very pitiful woman on a talk show a few years ago who had a great job and life, and lost the job, couldn’t find another, lost her home, and was relegated to living in a trailer park. She begged people not to class everyone living in trailer parks as “trash”. Many people are just a few paychecks away from the same fate. Life is not so secure to the middle-to-lower class, sadly.

The Truth

October 4th, 2012
1:32 pm

Somebody told The Truth that the new sit-coms do Not have those stupid/goofy laff tracks?!
By the way, have they ever caught the guy who invented laff tracks?

DanJ

October 4th, 2012
3:06 pm

Sam-A, I kind of agree with you when people are called trailer trash. A lot of fine folks live in trailers. I think TRASHY says it better. You can be rich and trashy. Just look at some of the people in Hollywood.

Deirdre

October 4th, 2012
3:11 pm

Mariah speaks in the Minaj/Carey Wars:

Mariah Carey Claims Nicki Minaj Said She’d ‘Shoot Her’ Over ‘Idol’ Feud

“American Idol” judge Mariah Carey says multiple people heard fellow
judge Nicki Minaj say, “If I had a gun, I would shoot the b***h” after
launching a curse-filled rant at Carey during an “Idol” audition, Barbara Walters said on “The View” today after interviewing Carey.

Carey told Walters, who conducted the interview this morning before
the show, that she “doesn’t feel comfortable emotionally” but will
continue with the show and has hired extra security.

Carey, 42, told Walters the altercation between the judges began when
they disagreed on a contestant’s audition Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.

The judges had a meeting with producers Wednesday to discuss the
altercation. After the meeting, Minaj told Carey, “I love you but we
might fight again,” to which Carey responded, “No, we will not,” Walters
said.

Minaj’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Jennifer

October 4th, 2012
3:51 pm

Harriett

October 4th, 2012
4:09 pm

Thanks for the updates, D!

College GameDay is on my campus today, setting up for the Saturday show. It is right under my office window and I have been watching them since this morning, on and off. Only thing is, I hate that we are playing UGA. I love UGA too, but not more that my Carolina Gamec0cks!

JTesla

October 4th, 2012
4:24 pm

Thanks Deirdre, but I do not believe anything Mariah says. I think there was more truth from both sides of the debate last night than we are getting from either side of this Mariah vs. Nicki spat.

Mercedes S.

October 4th, 2012
4:33 pm

I thought the expression was “trailer park trash”…

Sam-A

October 4th, 2012
4:36 pm

From Huffington Post:

Mariah Carey isn’t upset that things got heated between Nicki Minaj and her on the set of “American Idol,” but she is upset that a tape of the incident was leaked to the media.

“Mariah has been in the business for a long time and has seen it all but never has she had anything leaked from a closed set,” a friend of Carey said. “The fact that the producers are not searching to find out how this footage and audio got leaked tells you who was behind it.”

The shocking footage comes from auditions in Charlotte, N.C, on a private set on which only authorized personnel were allowed. Security around the taping of “Idol” has been high since the show debuted, and contestants are asked to sign confidentiality agreements.

“The producers know that the show needs PR to make it must-see TV again and this won’t be the first or the last leak,” one “Idol” expert tells me. “You don’t think every ‘Idol’ scandal in the past 12 years didn’t come from within their walls? Corey Clark, Scott Savol’s arrest records, even Philip Phillips’ kidney issues. I guarantee all that stuff was leaked on purpose for publicity.”

Reps for Minaj, Carey and “American Idol” had no comment. However, host Ryan Seacrest, who was just outside the room during the incident, said on his radio show, “Yesterday it got heated … It was intense, I’ll be honest with you.”

“Mariah is a perfectionist and is used to being in control of her image,” a TV producer who has worked with the singer tells me. “I’m sure she is shocked and disappointed that this happened, but it won’t stop her doing her job.”

Harriett

October 4th, 2012
4:40 pm

Gonna run for now! Bye.

Rickster

October 4th, 2012
4:55 pm

Not much going on in here…. same topic as yesterday, so no point in commenting other that to say “wake me up when pre-season is over.”

Rickster

October 4th, 2012
5:00 pm

That… and “Have a good evening, everyone. (And hello Sakura if you happen to pop in.)

Deirdre

October 4th, 2012
6:04 pm

And the Minaj/Carey Wars continue with a looooooooong series of tweets from the Kewpie Doll. (can’t copy and paste it all so I’ll just post a link to mj’s. scroll down and enjoy)

http://www.mjsbigblog.com/nicki-minaj-has-a-twitter-meltdown-after-mariah-talked-to-barbara-walters.htm

Deirdre

October 4th, 2012
6:05 pm

I think I’ll change the name of the Minaj/Carey Wars to the Kewpie Doll/Ms Teeny-Waist Wars

Pitchy

October 4th, 2012
6:21 pm

Good to see you guys. Been gone for a few weeks, but blogged for the first time in awhile last night with DanJ. I’m glad to be back.

Personally, don’t give a hoot about the cat fight between Mariah and Minaj. Who the heck didn’t see that coming?!

Eric

October 4th, 2012
6:48 pm

Here’s an idea or 2…

– I remember season 1 of The X-Factor… Fox and X-Factor producers replacing Cheryl Cole with Nicole Schurzenger. It would remain to be seen if Fox and Idol producers are considering dropping Nikki Minaj… the replacement being someone that has far more class than Minaj. Otherwise, I won’t be watching season 12 of American Idol.

– If Fox is considering ending Idol… I could picture Fox making the cancellation announcement on April 1, 2013… and it not be an April Fool’s Day joke either. I still remember CBS announcing the cancellation of long-running daytime soap Guiding Light back on April 1, 2009… the show ended its 72-year run on September 18, 2009.

Pitchy

October 4th, 2012
6:53 pm

Minaj may be dropped. Well, I’m hoping.

DanJ

October 4th, 2012
7:48 pm

Nicki’s hair and make-up makes her look like a clown. It will be hard to take her serious. Of course I was anti Demi and I really like her…a lot. I even love the human expression machine that is Britney. Okay love is a strong word. Bring on X-Factor!

Pitchy

October 4th, 2012
8:04 pm

“human expression machine that is Britney” – on point!

Pitchy

October 4th, 2012
8:08 pm

Doesn’t sound like it was “our” song choice, but more Tara’s song choice. Hope Jannel pulls through.

DanJ

October 4th, 2012
8:17 pm

Pitchy, I still think Jennel makes it to judges house. I enjoyed Vino as well.

DanJ

October 4th, 2012
8:20 pm

Carly Rose was also great. 13 years old? Really!!

Pitchy

October 4th, 2012
8:23 pm

Here comes my girl, Diamond White. I think Jennel makes it to the house as well.

DanJ

October 4th, 2012
8:24 pm

Dinah Hanson and Diamond White should both make it. Diamond is AMAZING!

Pitchy

October 4th, 2012
8:26 pm

DanJ, I did listen to Ella last night. I loved, loved the song she wrote and how she sang it. Beautiful voice, beautiful lyrics.

Pitchy

October 4th, 2012
8:29 pm

Yes, DanJ, she is!!!!!!!!!!!!

DanJ

October 4th, 2012
8:29 pm

Glad you enjoyed Ella Pitchy. She should win the UK version. Listen to Christopher Maloney’s audition of The Rose. It was also good.

DanJ

October 4th, 2012
8:31 pm

Pitchy, does this constitute a date? If so I hope you’re not married.