Its out the with the old and in with the new at American Idol. The “diva” chair once held by Paula Abdul, Kara DioGuardi and most recently by Jennifer Lopez will be occupied by Mariah Carey.
Unarguably one of the recording industries best artists ever, Carey will add American Idol judge to her already impressive resume which already includes 18 number one singles and over 200 millions records sold.
Rumors started swirling last week that Jennifer Lopez would be leaving the FOX singing competition after two seasons on the judges panel. Idol Executive producer Simon Lythgoe offered a glimmer of hope that Lopez might early Monday saying the “On the Floor” singer was only “99%” confirmed to leave. Then later in the day, FOX Entertainment President Kevin Reilly told a group of television critics he spoke with Mariah on the telephone adding: “I think I can say it’s 100%.” By night fall, Lopez made her exit official saying she would be leaving her Idol post to focus on her own music career.
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Following several incidents that left the future of New York nightclub Greenhouse uncertain, the club has reopened and Vandam, the 4 year old Sunday night gay extravaganza reclaimed its spot as the party of the week. Media darling Amanda Lepore performed last night to a crowd that was mesmerized by.. her pussy. Well, at least we were.
The 2012 Teen Choice Awards handed out their annual Surf Boards on Sunday night. If it’s one of your guilty pleasures that isn’t worthy of several tedious hours of words like “so for sure” and “like” used more times than any human or machine could possible count, then we’ve got the list of winners below.
Despite being the awards that are, as the title says, chosen by the teenie boppers; a grown-up
or two took home a surf board including Ellen DeGeneres….. well let’s say at least one grown-up took home a Teen Choice Award and that went to Ellen Degeneres for Choice comedian. Nowadays, however, we probably count Zac Efron and Katy Perry as grown-ups too. They were winners as well.
The big winners of the night, however, were Taylor Swift and “The Vampire Diaries.” Read more
Of all the feel good and over the top musicals there are on Broadway and beyond, here or in any city, there are few that catch my attention at all. I’m no Broadway queen and doubt I ever will be but to convince me to actually sit through a whole musical is something in and of itself. Being only a partial stereotype, I tend to be the sickie who would instantly flock to any potential big time flop or small time train wreck. This explains why I decided to jump on the bandwagon and head to The New York Musical Theatre Festival’s week long run of Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator: The Musical.
Part burlesque; part erotica; all camp. Those are just some of the many ways to describe the new show from creator, director, choreographer John Paolillo currently running weekly at XL Nightclub. For starters, the cast features many drag and non-drag talents including Luxury Cartax as Sister Goose who brandishes a truly fuzzy gold book full of naughty nursery rhymes that counter the age old tales children have recited for centuries.