It's Official: Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Have Announced They're Not Returning to "American Idol"
MARIAH CAREY and NICKI MINAJ have confirmed speculation that they will NOT be back on "American Idol" next season. Both of them lasted just one season.
Mariah's publicist made it official by Tweeting, quote, "With the global success of 'Beautiful' (#1 in 30+ countries so far), Mariah Carey confirms her world tour, and says goodbye to 'Idol'."
And Nicki Tweeted, quote, "Thank you 'American Idol' for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!"
RANDY JACKSON announced his departure after 12 seasons last month, so it appears that there could be a completely different set of judges next season. BUT, there's still no official word on KEITH URBAN.
Two days ago, Keith said, quote, "I have no official information of anything. I'm pretty much in the same boat as everybody else here with the rumors that have been floating around. I don't know anything more."
A Woman Says She Got Herpes from a Lipstick Sample at a Rihanna Concert
A 28-year-old woman says she got HERPES at a RIHANNA concert. And no, it wasn't from engaging in risky sexual behavior. It was from a LIPSTICK SAMPLE.
Starkeema Greenidge says that MAC Cosmetics was letting people sample their makeup at Rihanna's May 7th gig at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. So she decided to try one of Rihanna's own lipsticks, Ri Ri Woo.
She says the cosmetics rep assured her that the lipstick was clean . . . but he LIED. Two days later, she says, quote, "My upper lip was swollen with blisters." She says she lost a lot of money because she couldn't work for two weeks.
So of course, she's suing MAC. There's no word how much she's asking for. The lawsuit says, quote, "(MAC) didn't use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons."
It also says the company should have, quote, "known it was exposing patrons to possible spread of disease."
Zach Galifianakis Skipped a Press Conference Because He's Afraid of Heights
ZACH GALIFIANAKIS is so afraid of heights that he had to skip a Brazilian press conference for "The Hangover Part 3" . . . because it was taking place on a MOUNTAIN.
A source says, quote, "The only way to get up there was by cable car. Zach was too afraid to ride up."
A rep for Warner Brothers says, quote, "Zach is afraid of heights, and called into the press conference to let participants know, and made a few jokes."
Hugh Jackman is on a Strange Diet to Prepare to be Wolverine
HUGH JACKMAN is dieting to prepare for his role as Wolverine.
He tells Entertainment Weekly, "I'm quite a skinny person by nature so I'm eating ridiculous amounts of food. What I do is I eat everything in an 8-hour period... It's called the 16-8 diet. For 16 hours of the day I fast, so I don't eat.
So between 10 in the morning and 6 at night - this is why I'm burping because I ate a steak literally before I came out - I eat 5,000 calories and then I eat nothing. I literally talk to myself like I'm training: 'One more mouthful, come on man, you can do it. Just one more mouthful. Half a chicken breast to go and you've got it! Only two meals left.'"
This Weekend At the Box Office: Will Smith's "After Earth" is Up Against Morgan Freeman's Magician Movie
1. "After Earth" (PG-13) Trailer
Will Smith and his son Jaden star in this sci-fi movie about a father and son who crash land on Earth 1,000 years after it's become uninhabitable.
Their only hope for rescue is an emergency beacon far away. But since Will's wounded, it's up to Jaden to make the trip alone . . . while he's also being hunted by an alien creature that was on board during the crash.
And the creature kills humans by detecting their fear . . . so the only way to survive is to HIDE your fear.
Zoe Kravitz. . . the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and "Cosby" kid Lisa Bonet . . . has a small role in it as Jaden's dead sister in some flashback scenes.
And it's directed by M. Night Shyamalan . . . but they've done a pretty good job of keeping that quiet. Because . . . well. But it makes sense, since it's the first time he's directed a movie that he didn't write himself . . . so don't expect any corny twists.
2. "Now You See Me" (PG-13)
Jessie Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, and Woody Harrelson play a team of magicians who somehow perform bank heists DURING their stage act . . . then shower the audience with the stolen money.
Mark Ruffalo is the FBI agent trying to catch them, and he recruits Morgan Freeman to explain how the tricks are done after they rip off Michael Caine for $140 million.
(This is the movie that Morgan Freeman was promoting when he fell asleep while he was being interviewed.)