Perhaps you’ve heard of a song called “Gangnam Style.” It’s by some Korean dude who calls himself PSY and it’s got, like, a trillion views on YouTube. No? Well, take my word for it, it’s popular. And as with most things that are popular – Snuggies, pretty girls, singing competition reality shows – it’s inspired all sorts of imitators. Now before you rush to the nearest tablet or mobile device and hunt these down for yourself, be warned: not all of the imitations are good. In fact some of them are quite bad. So, with that in mind, we noble souls at EW.com have combed the teeming thicket of the internet and selected the mashups and reenactments that may actually be worth watching. I can’t promise that they measure up to the original K-Pop hit – because, honestly, what can? But I can promise that someone, somewhere, found them amusing. And in this short life of ours, PopWatchers, that’s all we can really ask for.
Tag: Nicki Minaj (11-20 of 22)
Stop pretending, America. You can pay lip service to topics like the economy, Iran, and Medicare ’til the cows come home — but we all know that what you really want is for both presidential candidates to weigh in on Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey’s feud.
The hard truth: Mitt Romney has been too busy rhapsodizing about Snooki to voice his opinion on this crucial question. Romney’s opponent, however, has tackled it head-on.
The president recently called into a local Miami radio show and spent nearly nine minutes gabbing with host Michael Yo about hard-hitting issues — how great Florida is, whether Joe Biden would ever shave his head, the usual. But the most important question came at the interview’s very beginning: “There’s an elephant in the room,” Yo said gravely. “A lot of people are upset, but: Can you repair the relationship with Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on American Idol?”
Finally, some substance! Obama answered without even hesitating: READ FULL STORY »
Think Stevie Nicks is as gentle and soft as one of her ethereal shawls? Think again. Fleetwood Mac’s ex-frontwoman is rock royalty — and she’s not afraid to lay a verbal smackdown on someone who hasn’t paid her dues. Update: Nicks has apologized for the remarks she made about Minaj — see her full statement below.
Nicks had some choice words for Nicki Minaj after hearing about the rapper’s fight with Mariah Carey on the set of American Idol. “How dare this little girl!” she told The Daily – Minaj is in her late 20s; Nicks is 64 — adding, “If I had been Mariah, I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there.” READ FULL STORY »
Now that American Idol‘s season 12 judges have officially been announced — Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Nicki Minaj, joining Idol lifer Randy Jackson — the nation can finally turn from wildly speculating over who will step into the judges’ table to wildly speculating over how much of the show’s budget this season will be spent on wigs. Also: How will the eighth, ninth, and tenth judges in the show’s history fare when attempting to deliver quippy criticism to wannabe singers who weren’t alive when Carey’s first through fifth albums were released?
Who will be the “mean” one? The “nice” one? The “crazy” one? The “useless” one? Who’s most likely to spontaneously cry? To spontaneously dance? To provide thoughtful, constructive feedback that is both honest and entertaining to hear? (It could happen!) We will have to wait until January to see them all in action, but based on the judges’ personas and Idol history, here’s our best assessment of Idol 4.0: READ FULL STORY »
First let’s clear the air: Snoop Dogg now goes by Snoop Lion. His self-reinvention, the result of his recent adoption of Rastafari and reggae music, is chronicled in the appropriately titled documentary Reincarnation, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. At the press conference for that film, the reborn rapper behind “Gin and Juice” took the opportunity to voice his eloquent support for President Obama.
“Let me begin, Obama for four more years, man,” Snoop said. “Bush f—-d up for eight years, so, I mean, you gotta at least give [Obama] eight years. He cleaned half the s–t up in four years, realistically. It ain’t like y’all gave him a clean house. Y’all gave him a house where the TV didn’t work, the toilet was stuffed up – everything was wrong with the house.”
The rest of Snoop’s enlightened political commentary touched on Osama bin Laden–”He knocked down our most hated, the most wanted, the one who had our terror on orange or red or whatever color it was on – he went and found him, the one Bush couldn’t seem to find, the one who seemed to fly away in the dead of night and all that”–and Bill Clinton’s speech at the DNC–”You heard what Clinton said. You loved Clinton, didn’t you?”
Snoops remarks present a stark contrast to Nicki Minaj’s momentous support for Mitt Romney. But President Obama, for his part, doesn’t really care about Nicki’s statement, and odds are he respond to this endorsement from Snoop.
President Obama talks Nicki Minaj lyric slam: ‘She likes to play different characters’ — VIDEO
Snoop Dogg unveils ‘Reincarnated’ documentary, reggae album details — Watch here
Nicki Minaj raps: ‘I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney
President Obama believes that Nicki Minaj was playing a character when she made her remarks about Mitt Romney in her NSFW collaboration with Lil Wayne, “Mercy.” In an interview with Orlando, Florida radio station Power 95.3 this morning, Obama was asked directly about Minaj’s Romney “endorsement”, a.k.a when she rapped, “ I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/ You lazy b****es is f***ing up the economy.” Obama explained, “Yeah, I’m not sure that’s exactly what happened….She likes to play different characters.”
One of the hosts then speculated that Roman was behind it all, referencing Roman Zolanski, one of Minaj’s alter-egos known for his outspoken/angry ways. READ FULL STORY »
The Bible is suddenly the hottest thing in Hollywood. What other scriptural tales could work as feature films?
Hollywood is — if nothing else — a land of over-stuffed bandwagons, and as studio suits begin to tire of super-sizing fairy tales, the latest micro-trend in “let’s-try-launching-this-kind-of-franchise” appears to be feature films based on the Bible.
The first, director Darren Aronofsky’s take on Noah, just recently wrapped filming in Iceland with Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins. The rest of the Bible-based projects remain in some stage of development without an official greenlight, but many have A-list names hovering around them. According to Deadline, there are two possible films about Moses, with Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg respectively circling the directors’ chairs. Will Smith is reportedly eyeing the story of Cain & Abel as his directorial debut. Paul Verhoeven is developing a biopic about Jesus, based on Verhoeven’s own book and research, that strips away all the miracles of the New Testament. Most recently, screenwriter Vera Blasi (Woman on Top) penned a script about Pontius Pilate — i.e. the man who condemned Jesus Christ to the cross — that was just snapped up by Warner Bros.
But that is just scratching the surface when it comes to Bible stories that are ready-made for the big screen, especially in the Old Testament. In the interest of providing Hollywood with even more half-baked ideas, my colleague Darren Franich and I humbly suggest the following ecclesiastical tales as sure-fire potential box office blockbusters: READ FULL STORY »
Rumor has it that new American Idol judge Mariah Carey became infuriated and hung up the phone when producers called to tell her they were in talks with Nicki Minaj to join the season 12 judging panel. Considering a TMZ report is practically fiction, I thought I’d embellish this juicy, totally plausible storyline in the saga of No One Knows WTF Is Going On With Idol (And Do They Care?). It’s one of the summer’s most lukewarm reads!
Thanks to the video for Mimi and Nicki’s classic 2010 collaboration “Up Out My Face,” here’s how I picture this all going down…. READ FULL STORY »
Looks like one very motivated Ukrainian woman has beat Nicki Minaj to the punch in becoming a real-life Barbie. Or has she? After a Facebook page popped up for impossibly doll-like Ukrainian model Valeria Lukyanova, 21, the Internet is abuzz with questions of whether she is a real girl or simply a plaything for avid Photoshoppers.
It’s hard to judge based on Lukyanova’s beyond-tiny waist and kewpie-on-acid-sized eyes. That her Facebook page was only started four days ago and has swiftly been flooded with perfectly manicured images does reek of a better looking Catfish. Regardless, Lukyanova’s popularity is growing by the minute (at time of press, she had more than 21,000 “Likes”). Either way, sorry Paris Hilton and Top Model‘s Allison Harvard, you’ve been replaced.
Walking bullhorn Nicki Minaj has officially deactivated her Twitter feed, leaving 11 million fans in a digital timeout after the rap star ditched the social medium over a spat with a fan site.
Minaj sparred with unofficial fan site Nicki Daily on Sunday night after the latter began to leak unreleased songs online. The drama quickly escalated between the fans and the obstreperous rapper, with Minaj delivering a final set of tweets before vacating the e-premises: READ FULL STORY »
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