Nicki continues to come under fire by non-fans, and the comment-sphere on this one is definitely true to that vibe. In the era of change, many don't like that one can become celebrated just for being themselves. In sociologist Karen Sternheimer's book, " Celebrity Culture and the American Dream" this idea is deeply explored. She calls it the "ultimate reinforcement of upward mobility." If this is the case, given the widening class divide in America, is the comment-sphere working out how this it does or does not support this? Perhaps. But one thing is certain, Nicki predicted this when she challenged J-Lo from the stage earlier this spring. All we can say is, what is Nicki's agent's phone number!?!
All speculations have ended. Nicki Minaj is the fourth confirmed judge on American Idol. She joins pop icon Mariah Carey, country singer Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, who is the only original member left on the panel. After Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul left in 2008, who is going to the on the other side of the stage has made more news than anything about the contenders on the show. Similarly, Minaj is more famously known for her neon wigs and wardrobe choices rather than her singing talent.
What a pathetic television program AI is. This is a ridiculous addition ... AI is NOT what authentic music and talent are about ... Nicki Maraj is NOT a true musician. She is nothing more than a loud-mouthed, self-aggrandizing clown.
The votes are in and....of course, there is no consensus. As Dr. Karen Sternheimer at the University of Southern California has noted that celebrity operates as a metaphor for the capacity of the individual to achieve and re-invent itself. Celebrity then, is about class mobility; and just maybe this is at the root of what some of the comment-sphere is actually opposed to and might not know it when looking at the introduction of a celeb to a new situation. But we at Glass might also say that given the fact that digital media has enabled all of us to touch more of what we think of celebrity, we just may see more harsh criticism arise and more quickly should the celeb in question not quite make the grade. This will be one to watch. How many bet the first outfit will be a mid-revealing one though for Mama Mimi?
After a lot of rumors, it was confirmed today that Mariah Carey is the new judge in the singing competition known as American Idol. Carey, 42, will fill the diva void for season 12 of the competition series. It was not disclosed how much Carey would be earning but reports say it is expected to be between $12 million and $17 million. There is one vacancy on the show – the one left by Steven Tyler. Longtime judge Randy Jackson is reportedly on the fence about staying. And the fans say...??
Mariah will certainly bring in the viewers. … American Idol just saved itself because it seemed like everybody was jumping ship. … I haven't watched American Idol since Ruben won. I can't wait to tune in and watch Mimi. … I will certainly be tuning into Idol again. … Really? This show needs to go. Once crazy Paula and nasty Simon were gone, this show sucked.
I’d love to see Mariah. She'll be 10 times as good as J-Lo as a judge. … Like this choice. Glad JLo out. Will watch again. … The contestants have been openly imitating Mariah since the dawn of America Idol. It will be very odd watching her judge their impersonations of her singing! … I can see Mariah Carey as a judge because this woman has talent. … At least she has talent, and we know she can really sing. I haven't watched in years, so I might tune it. … The show jumped the shark long ago.
I won’t be watching it now. I find Mariah Carey repulsive. Bad choice. … Hopefully they’ll tone down her usual $5 hooker wardrobe. … Don’t care really but my overall thoughts is she is just a body replacing another body. Show has been without any real “judge” since Simon left. … Her comments will be coming from a place of credibility. … Well there’s two judges slots filled. One for Mimi, the other for her ego.
Sour Grapes? Maybe. Maybe not. The video clip from "Extra" seems just about viral. But is the real take-away here just may be how much pre-hype is provided to the X-Factor brand from just a few sentences from Carey. As we move further and deeper into the era of celebrity worship, will we value those more who through perceived "shade" on other celebs or not; and why is it just so much fun for us to comment on this kind of stuff during the workday, no less? LOL
Britney Spears is selected as X-Factor judge over rumored celebs Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson. When asked about the Spears pick, Carey is quoted to "Extra" as saying "I don't care" and going into diva mode. It's the biggest celeb story of the day. Why do we care?