Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey have incomprehensible fight during American Idol auditions

New American Idol judges Nicki Minaj to Mariah Carey are bringing the drama to the aging series, as they fought during the Charlotte auditions today while Keith Urban sat quietly between them.

Mouth to Ears reports that “Nicki Minaj walked off of set because Mariah Carey kept making jabs at her. Nicki’s manager and team convinced her to come back to the show. Mariah kept at it and called Nicki a bitch and then proceeded to cuss her out. Producers had to stop filming and call it a night.”

TMZ has the video, and says that it includes Nicki yelling, “I told them, I’m not fuckin’ putting up with her fuckin’ highness over there,” though what she says is barely comprehensible on the shaky cell phone video that appears to be filmed from the same vantage point as the camera crew, suggesting a crew member, set visitor, or clever publicist filmed the blow-up.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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