Nicki Minaj Loses Her Wig Stylist

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As famous for her insane style and rainbow weaves as she is for her hooks and rhymes, Nicki Minaj is turning over a new wig — er, leaf. The ‘Freedom’ MC has kicked her wig stylist to the curb, which may be why she’s been sporting sleeker, more subdued styles as of late.

Celebuzz reports that her longtime wig man, Terrence Davidson, has bowed out of working with the sometimes temperamental starlet. “Terrence Davidson most recently served as the celebrity hairstylist, wig creator and creative director for Nicki Minaj,” a press release stated. “After creative differences, he has decided to pursue other opportunities.”

Davidson released his own statement, writing, “It has been an amazing experience offering me a chance to express my creativity and exhibit my love for the art form of wig design. I have decided to part ways from Nicki Minaj because I would like to explore other opportunities within my own brand and re-energize my creativity through work in fashion editorial, beauty consultations, media personality, ‘how-to’ lectures and hair show development. I am very proud of the body of work built with Nicki Minaj and I appreciate the support over the years from fans who’ve expressed love for my craft. Look forward to seeing me larger than life in 2013.”

However, a source says that there was more behind Davidson’s resignation that just a desire to give lectures on wig making, claiming that Minaj unleashed a torrent of “derogatory statements” against the stylist. No details were given as to what those statements are, but they had to have been pretty bad for him walk away from one of the biggest stars on the planet … if it’s true.

In the meantime, we’ll just have to watch Minaj snatch Mariah Carey‘s wigs on the ‘American Idol‘ set.

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Nicki Minaj + Mariah Carey Make Up… By Watching Minaj’s Sex Tape

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Sometimes your enemies become your friends, and in Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey‘s case, sometimes that happens by watching a sex tape together.

During a press conference for ‘American Idol‘ with Minaj and Carey, the ‘Starships’ rapper claimed that she and the R&B diva have declared a truce. According to The Sun, when asked how the two judges made up, Minaj said: “I put on my sex tape.” Carey then said: “Time heals all wounds.” Minaj quickly added, “And we watched my tape … We’re professionals.”

Minaj also added that Carey is one of her “favorite artists of all time.” She continued, “She’s really shaped a generation of singers. To be on a panel with her, it’s kind of crazy.”

Let bygones be bygones! Last October, a video from the auditions taping surfaced, showing Minaj yelling at Carey and threatening to “knock out” the singer. However, the stars claim everything is A-OK between them now.

It has yet to be determined when the casual sex tape viewing went down. Just as recently as earlier this week, Carey said she had to hire extra security on set because her altercations with Minaj made her feel “unsafe.”

“Anytime anybody’s reeling threats at somebody, you know, that’s just not appropriate. Sitting there on the road with two babies, I’m not gonna take any chances, so yeah I did hire more security,” she said. The two-part season premiere of ‘American Idol’ will air on Jan. 16 and Jan. 17 on FOX at 8PM ET.

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Loathsome Locks: See Some Seriously Bad Celebrity Hairdos

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Bad hair isn’t something you’d expect to see on a bunch of money-making celebrities, but alas, fame tends to bring out the wackiness in people.

In an attempt to create eye-catching and/or talked-about hairdos, pop artists like Pink, Kesha, Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus plus many, many more have tried out unconventional styles to no avail.

Brace yourself! There’s some ugly ‘dos on this list. Start clicking through pictures of the worst celebrity hairdos below, and share your thoughts in the comments.

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The Game Gives Marijuana Law Advice to Justin Bieber

Some of us might be up in arms regarding those recent photos that purport to depict Justin Bieber joining the doobie brothers, but don’t worry, Justin — the Game ain’t mad at ya.

TMZ reports that the Compton-based rapper was on a hike when he was approached by the paparazzi network’s omnipresent cameras and asked to offer his thoughts on the Bieber brouhaha. “Let’s keep it real,” scoffed the hoodied Game. “There’s a lot of people in high positions … who smoke a little weed sometimes.”

Of course, that doesn’t mean Game is condoning the use of controlled substances by superstar Canadian teenagers, but he understands. “I’m not saying it’s okay … but [Bieber] made a mistake,” he added. “Forgive him. Let him go through the growing pains of his life.”

After kicking it on the surprisingly compassionate tip, Game proceeded to drop knowledge on another front, suggesting that if Bieber is going to continue toking up, he should probably look into getting a good old-fashioned marijuana card — in other words, a “prescription” for whatever “medical condition” is creating Bieber’s need for weed. Under California law, medicinal marijuana can be prescribed for a wide variety of ailments — including anxiety, which sounds pretty perfect for a young pop star who’s always being pursued by mobs of people. Perhaps a visit to the doctor is in order?

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Cruel Internet Prank Suggests Justin Bieber Fans Cut Themselves in Protest of Pot Photos

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There are times when the Internet goes too far. After photos of Justin Bieber smoking a blunt hit the web, an Internet group 4Chan took aim at Beliebers in making #CutForBieber and #CuttingForBeiber a Twitter trending topic.

Basically, the group posted fake photos of “fans” with bloody cuts showing their support for the singer after the blunt photos surfaced; it’s a sick and cruel joke.

Images of slashed, bloodied wrists began to circulate, combined with messages pleading with the singer to cease smoking pot. Some photos were real; others were faked.

Falsified photos like this certainly create problems when there are people who really do self-harm and cut because they are in legitimate emotional pain. Luckily, they can visit the Born Brave bus if they need help.

The campaign began as a joke, but as 4Chan hoped, real Beliebers began to circulate the message.

According to Daily Dot, one 4Channer wrote: “Tweet a bunch of pics of people cutting themselves and claim we did it because bieber was smoking weed. See if we can get some little girls to cut themselves.”

Like, really?

#CutForBieber was even a trending topic and a worldwide hashtag on Jan. 7.

This is not the first time 4Chan users have targeted Beliebers. They got a story about The Biebs having cancer to go viral, encouraging fans to shave their heads in a show of support. Several of them did without digging to confirm facts. They also launched a campaign to get Taylor Swift to perform at a school for the deaf.

It’s all web-created fun and games until someone really gets hurt. While it does show the  power of some web users, it’s also incredibly damaging.

Beliebers, please, be more careful with what Internet sources you choose to “belieb.” Shaving heads is one thing; hair grows back. But cutting is scarring and dangerous, and you can really hurt yourself.

Even Miley Cyrus weighed in on the controversy, retweeing this:

 

We could not agree more.

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Dumb Celebrity Quotes – Who Said This?

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Creative theft against two of rock’s greatest icons? Not when you have that extra “ding” in there! It really makes all the difference. 

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Demi Lovato Gets Weird on ‘The Eric Andre Show’

The New Year is traditionally a time of making a fresh start by saying goodbye to the old and ringing in the new — but when Demi Lovato strolled onto the stage of ‘The Eric Andre’s New Year’s Eve Spooktacular,’ she must have felt like she’d entered a whole new dimension.

As you can see from the brief clip embedded above, Lovato started her guest stint by walking out onto what looked suspiciously like a normal (f somewhat low-budget) talk show set, but things quickly took a turn for the surreal when she was handed a plate of spaghetti and subjected to a rapid-fire barrage of compliments that ended with Andre comparing her appearance to his and co-host Hannibal Buress’s in decidedly unfavorable terms.

Things only got weirder from there, with Andre “interviewing” Lovato by listing off her screen credits, including ‘Camp Rock’ (Buress’s favorite) and the PBS-sanctioned scourge of children’s entertainment, ‘Barney and Friends.’ To her extreme credit, Lovato played along willingly (although she did fob off her food on Buress, who didn’t seem to mind) — but she did seem to lose it a little bit when former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach walked out, threw his leg up on Andre’s desk while screaming some nonsense, and walked away without explanation.

By the time Andre started his countdown, Lovato made the extremely sensible decision to use it as her cue to quietly disappear offstage — but by then, she’d already hung around long enough to provide us with some of the most memorably bizarre entertainment we’re likely to receive in 2013. Thanks, Demi!

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Olly Murs Used to Be Pretty Gross

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Olly Murs used to stink — not musically, but literally. He admits he wasn’t the clean cut, smooth Brit we’re used to seeing now. In fact, he was far from it.

“I’ll admit that I was a bit of a smelly boy when I was younger,” he told Top of the Pops (via SugarScape). “I don’t think I bought deodorant until I was about 14!” Geez, Olly, what took you so long?!

Don’t worry though: He assures that he’s currently as fragrant as a flower. “But now I smell great!” Phew. We were worried for a minute.

Still, don’t think Murs is perfect. He admits that he’ll disappoint you if you think he is! “I’m terrible at hiding bad habits from girls, but if you don’t like it then don’t go out with me,” he said simply. Fair enough, but it depends on what those bad habits are.

His other girlfriend qualification? Basically, if you want to go on a date with Murs, you better pop some Bean-o before you go.

“Farting’s completely off the radar though,” he confessed. “If a girl farted in front of me I’d be devastated.”

Despite Murs’ weird habits and lady love criteria, we’re sure he’ll have no problems finding a girlfriend … if only for one big reason.

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Dumb Celebrity Quotes – Who Said This?

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This girl is down for fun in the bedroom, but only if you’re safe during sexy time. However, when she tried to explain this to the press, it came out as a bunch of cockamamie word vomit.

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Drake (Sort Of) Apologizes to Kobe + Vanessa Bryant Over Offensive Rap Lyric

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Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, has finally responded to Drake‘s infamous rap line from Rick Ross‘ ‘Stay Schemin’.’ Drizzy’s verse — “B—- you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym” — was one of the most quoted verse of 2012. According to Bossip, Vanessa didn’t like the rap lyric one bit.

At that time, Drake’s line was a jab at Vanessa after news broke that her and Lakers b-baller Kobe Bryant were divorcing and she was getting half of his $300 million fortune. Vanessa never said anything publicly about Drizzy’s off-the-cuff remark, but we’ve come to find out she was indeed angry about the ribald line. The Young Money star did publicly say that he didn’t mean any harm with the line, but he also apologized to her, sort of, via text message.

Kobe’s better half recently spoke out about Drake’s rap line and apology in a rant on Instagram.

“I love when immature kids quote a rapper that has never been friends with Kobe and knows nothing about our relationship,” wrote Vanessa. “Just shows how gullible they are. I don’t need to be in the gym. I’m raising our daughters, signing checks and taking care of everything else that pertains to our home life.”

“Since my husband isn’t friends with Drake, we received a text of an apology forwarded from his manager,” she continued. “It’s done and over with and it’s now time for people to THINK before speaking.”

We agreed. It’s been said and done. Now it’s time for everyone to move on.

Oh, by the way, Kobe and Vanessa are currently still married. Take that Drake!

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Rihanna + Michael Bolton Share Undying Love for Each Other + More

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Rihanna and Michael Bolton are totally in love. [Pink Is the New Blog]

– See photos from the set of ‘Smash‘ season 2! [Hypable]

Adam Lambert offers more cinematic critiques on ‘Les Mis.’ [Hollywire]

– Check out a preview of Lazaro Arbos performing ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ on the upcoming season of ‘American Idol.’ [Rickey]

Ne-Yo teased Beyonce‘s new album. [MTV]

Usher posted a cute of picture of him and his sons in matching outfits! [Buzzworthy]

Katy Perry says ab Oscar nod would be a “dream come true.” [The Sun]

– Check out Lana Del Rey‘s Rolling Stone Mexico cover. [MTV Style]

Madonna ate crap when she was skiing in the Swiss Alps. [US Weekly]

Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny’s Child, will join the national tour of the musical ‘Fela!’ [Billboard]

– Listen to Sebastian Mikael’s new tune ‘Take Me Higher.’ [ArjanWrites]