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Nicki Minaj Lashes Out At Mariah Carey On American Idol

Nicki Minaj derailed the “American Idol” auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday, after swearing at Mariah Carey and threatening, “I’m gonna knock you out” … sources tell TMZ.

In the footage, obtained by TMZ, Nicki is clearly furious … shouting, “I told them I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f**kin’ highness over there.”

Sources say Nicki later threatened to “knock out” Mariah … but she said it before the video starts.

It all went down while the two were sitting at the judge’s table … with Keith Urban sitting in between them and Randy Jackson sitting on the far end, next to Mariah.

We’re told the whole thing exploded over a disagreement over a contestant’s performance.

Listen closely as you play the video … you’ll hear

Nicki Get this s**t in self control. Get in control. Get in control.
Randy Settle down, settle down.
Nicki Don’t lose your head. Don’t lose your head (inaudible). Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.
Nicki (inaudible) every 5 minutes. So every time you patronize me, I’m-ma take it back, and if you’ve got a f**king problem, handle it.
Nicki I told them I’m not f**kin’ putting up with her f**king highness over there. Figure it the f**k out. Figure it out.
Nicki I’m not gonna sit here every f**king minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.

Mariah is talking back at Nicki but it’s hard to hear what she’s saying.

According to our friends at MouthToEars.com, producers ended the auditions for the day so the two judges could cool down. We’ve confirmed that happened.

Big wigs on the show seem uncharacteristically upset by the blow up. It seems producers are worried about Mariah and Nicki co-existing for the long haul. [TMZ]


Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Were Over At Least 6 Months Before The Divorce

It was a split that came as a shock to many of their fans, but it seems that the breakdown of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ marriage wasn’t so sudden. Court papers suggest that the couple’s relationship was doomed six months prior to the announcement that they were separating.

According to the documents obtained exclusively by the National Enquirer, their marriage had ‘broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months immediately preceding.’

In the legal papers, which are dated August 17, 2012 and signed by New York State Supreme Court Judge Matthew F. Cooper, it also reveals details of the divorce decree, including the specifics regarding their custody agreement with their six-year-old daughter Suri.

The actor will be paying child support for the next 12 years until Suri turns 18, but no doubt it will not make a dent in his estimated $250million fortune.

Experts have calculated that the expense will cost Cruise $4.8 million in total.

The War of the Worlds star isn’t letting it get him down though, and has instead thrown himself into work.
Holmes, on the other hand, lives permanently in New York City now and is often seen with Suri as she moves on with her life.


Nick and Vanessa Lachey Release First Picture of New Baby Boy Camden

Nick and Vanessa Lachey are showing off their newborn son via Twitter.

The 31-year-old new mom posted a photo of 14-month-old Camden on Monday, showing the beautiful baby cradled in her arms.

What did Nick say about becoming a dad?

“Camden is easily the most amazing thing that has happened in my life,” the 38-year-old said on Twitter just five days after Camden’s Sept. 12 birth. “Vanessa Lachey and I are truly blessed.”

“[Nick] plans for him to play baseball, football, hockey, basketball and lacrosse and go to NASCAR events,” Vanessa told Parents magazine.

She added that Camden has two nurseries: one in L.A. and one in Nick’s hometown of Cincinnati. “There are some red-geared things in the Cincinnati room, but the Los Angeles one has zero sports memorabilia,” she said.


Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Inheritance Gets “Restructured”

The trustees of Whitney Houston‘s estate want to change the structure of payments to the late singer’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Whitney’s mother and sister-in-law – who were put in of handling financial affairs after the music icon’s death in February — have filed a petition to restructure Brown’s inheritance as they see her as “a highly visible target for those who would exert undue influence over her inheritance and/or seek to benefit from respondent’s resources and celebrity.”

How does this affect Whitney’s final wishes?

The five-page document reads that the schedule of distributions of Brown’s inheritance conflict with Whitney’s “intent to provide long-term financial security and protection for her child,” as previously stated in her will.

The petition states “compliance with the provisions of the trust would defeat or substantially impair the accomplishment of the purposes of the trust, which were to provide for the proper maintenance and comfort of the respondent, and to prevent the wasting of trust assets, as evidence by the trust’s spendthrift provision.”

Houston’s mother, Grammy Award winner Cissy Houston, filed the petition in Fulton County Superior Court on September 25, saying in the document that any proposed amendment will still allow her granddaughter to live comfortably.

On March 8, Whitney’s will was disclosed, stating that her 19-year-old daughter with ex-husband Bobby Brown will receive “all of her furnishings, clothing, personal effects, jewelry and cars,” though no specific details were released.

Houston’s money was put in a trust fund where Brown will receive it in three stages: at age 21, 25 and finally 30. Trustees were reportedly able to give money from the trust “for various purposes, including tuition, to buy a home and to start a business.”

This petition comes just weeks before the big premiere of The Houstons: On Our Own, which stars Brown and the family adjusting to life after Whitney’s death. [Celebuzz]


Released Footage Of Rick Ross & Young Jeezy Brawl

More from the Rick Ross and Young Jeezy melee that ensued this past Saturday at the B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards taping in Atlanta. The two rappers were involved in an altercation at the award show backstage and TMZ has released the footage of what happened. In the video you can see a shirtless Rick Ross being moved away from the situation after security and Atlanta Police jump in between the madness.


Kate Gosselin Gets Turned In To Child Protective Services

Robert Hoffman, who is a friend of Kate’s ex husband Jon Gosselin, just released his e-book: Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World. The book was pulled from Amazon within two days after two high-powered law firms took aim at the author.

Hoffman says he has Kate’s personal journal, emails, contracts, tax returns and more, all gathered (he says) from computer hard drives he retrieved from her trash.

And those journals, Hoffman alleges, reveal that Kate has been violent toward her children. Many of his allegations cannot be repeated by Radar as they are potentially libelous and lack independent substantiation.

In an email interview, Hoffman told Radar that he has reported Kate to the authorities for the sake of her children.

“I personally contacted Child Protection Services (sic) twice in 2010 when I found the journal,” Hoffman said, “I sent them copies of what I had and they told me they would look into it and that’s the last I heard. I’ve tried to talk to Kate several times in 2010 but she wouldn’t acknowledge my existence.”

Hoffman’s book has stoked the Jon versus Kate debate yet again and takes anti-Kate fervor to new heights as he alleges that she is out of control and repeats old charges of her fanatical freebie-seeking behavior.

His most incendiary charges concern her interaction with the children and her “personal journal” that he quotes from contains admissions of behavior that include spanking the children with a spoon and worse.

In his book, Hoffman claims to have spoken to hundreds of people, and he told Radar in the email interview: “My sources include former crew members who witnessed” the alleged behavior toward the children that caused him to call authorities.

William and Connolly, representing TLC and its parent network, alleges the book contains confidential information.

Hoffman goes on to say, “I can tell you that all of my information regarding Kate Gosselin used in the book was obtained by me personally through completely legal means.”

Hoffman also insists that his material from Kate’s computer is genuine and that, “anyone with basic knowledge of computers can look at the discs and see when they were created and if they were ever modified in any way.

“The book contains about ten percent of what was found in the computer files. There is so much more that hasn’t been revealed. I also have physical and photographic evidence to back up my claims in the book.”

Jon Gosselin has not commented publicly on Hoffman’s book and his allegations.


TLC’s T-Boz: Reality T.V. Star?

The singer just landed a reality show on, of all channels, TLC about her struggle to relaunch her music career while dealing with the aftermath of a brain tumor and Sickle Cell Anemia. While the main focus of the show will be T-Boz’s journey back into the music industry, viewers will get a glimpse into the 42 year-old’s struggles after dealing with a brain tumor which she was diagnosed with in 2006.

“Totally T-Boz” was ordered for four episodes by the channel and is slated to air sometime in 2013.


Shots Fired At B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards

A fight broke out backstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards tonight between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy that resulted in shots being fired .. sources at the awards tell TMZ.

According to our sources, Ross and Jeezy exchanged words backstage and started pushing and shoving each other. We’re told BET security and bodyguards for each of the rappers eventually separated the two.

Our sources on the scene say that after the fight had been broken up, a member of Rick Ross’ entourage pulled out a gun while in the parking lot and shots were fired. It is unclear if the man was arrested.

We’re told Jeezy and Ross are still at the awards, which are being taped tonight in Atlanta and air next month.

Story developing … [TMZ]


Nicki Minaj Comes To Reality T.V.

After dominating the Hip-Hop & Pop music charts, launching her own fragrance and scoring a $12 million judging gig on “American Idol” … what else could Nicki Minaj possibly take on next?

Reality TV, apparently.

According to an exclusive report, the rapstress is working on a brand new reality show with the E! network — who is famous for its catalog of reality shows, most notably “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (and its many spin-offs).

However, don’t expect a full-fledge, 10+ episode reality series from Nicki.

“The plan is to do specials with her, not a whole series,” a source close to the situation revealed, adding that E! will air three Minaj specials in the fall, and filming for the specials has already begun.


Chris Brown Tells Rihanna “Love Diamonds!”

Chris Brown and Rihanna have been sending messages to each other.

The couple split up in 2009 after Chris assaulted his then girlfriend but have kept in touch and after Rihanna reached out with a supportive message before his recent probation hearing, Chris texted Rihanna to compliment her on her latest single Diamonds.

A source told HollywoodLife.com, “Chris heard the track and fell in love with it and started busting out a few moves of his own when he heard it. He [thinks] it’s a hot…song and [he’s] proud of Rihanna and her music.

“He texted her and was like Love ‘Diamonds. Am I shining enough?’ and she replied back saying something like ‘hell yeah.’”

While Rihanna has stated that in the past that she doesn’t want the incident to hinder Chris’ career, he is said to be supportive of her music too.

The source added, “He [wants] her album to do well, and [he’s] supportive of her. He [likes] the art work too…”