If Mariah Carey re-wrote the lyrics to Dionne Warwick’s song “That’s What Friends Are For,” her version would include this lyric:
And as far as I’m concerned
You should consider getting a new agent if they pitch you that trash American Idol
Mariah was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to promote her new Las Vegas residency, The Butterfly Returns and was asked by Jimmy if it was true that she told her friend and current American Idol judge Lionel Richie to not do the show when he was offered it. Mariah had an awful time on Idol, fought with fellow judge Nicki Minaj, and said she’d never do it again. Mariah answered:
“If I didn’t, I should have.”
Mariah quickly apologized before pretending she had no idea that Lionel was a judge on American Idol, asking “Is it going well for him?“. Only Lionel can answer that question. But one thing is for sure: any future contestants hoping to audition with Mariah’s “Hero” will automatically be given a lyrics sheet to “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez.
Pic: ABC via YouTube
Lionel Richie’s daughter Sofia Richie, 19, is in a relationship with Kardashian kast-off Scott Disick, 34. In some relationships, age difference is of no concern and if everybody’s legal and happy – play ball. And then there’s the relationship in which your man is the kind of guy who left his rich girlfriend and their three kids to keep partying on yachts but is probably still driving the Bentley she bought him and he likes you to wear bikinis around his friends so he can show off your hot body and brag about it. That’s this kind of relationship.
Sofia’s dad, American Idol judge and legendary smooth operator Lionel, appears to feel the same way. He told The Daily Telegraph (via People) that he thinks Sofia and Scott are “just a phase“. This means that Lionel doesn’t like his daughter’s dude and Scott has never been invited to the Richie manse to see the giant clay Lionel head from the “Hello” video. It’s surely displayed in a glass case in their foyer and it’s a privilege to view it in person. Continue reading
News regarding the overpriced albatross (aka the revival of American Idol) has been all about how the payroll department at ABC apparently took a quaalude to sign off on paying Katy Perry $25 million when Lionel Richie got far less, but now producers are here to say the new show is going to be about the talent and finally creating a STAH. So that means taking away the only reason people were watching Idol. Continue reading
Lionel Richie’s skills as an American Idol judge are landing him about $15 million less than Katy Perry, a fucked financial move that still has Suze Orman hooked up to an oxygen tank. But that doesn’t mean he’s resting on his laurels. Lionel has a trademarked phrase, and he’s ready to print and sell it on anything that will sit still long enough! Continue reading
It appears Lionel Richie will complete the new American Idol triumvirate with Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, and it’s not soon enough! As in, filming starts Tuesday. Seriously, it was beginning to feel like it’d be easier to get Donald Trump to throw Hillary Clinton onto the Supreme Court judging panel than it was to find any music act to go on American Idol.
TMZ says Lionel is getting about $10 million to listen to pitchy blondes from Nebraska try and make it as a STAH! Luke is getting around $13 million. Ryan Seacrest is going to have $10-15 million to spend on blonde highlights. And we all know producers are breathing into a brown paper bag over spending $25 million on the Witness chanteuse. When Idol went off the air all of five minutes ago, one of the biggest gripes was how expensive it was to lure acts like Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey on the panel (“When I’m having a judging moment, it doesn’t come cheap, Daaaaaahling.” –Mariah). So ABC is doing a GREAT job at keeping things cheap and chintzy this time around!
The line-up could be announced as early as today, but a source close to production said it could get held up if lawyers start nitpicking details. Hmmm maybe details like how in FUCK is the man behind “We Are The World” and hump hit “Endless Love” worth $15 million less than the chick behind Kitty Purry??