Posted on Mon May 22nd, 2017 9:50am PDT By X17 Staff
No wonder she signed on for this!
Katy Perry will bank a whopping $25 million for her new gig on American Idol
reports. The singer allegedly rejected a $20 million offer and was playing hardball in negotiations, and the network had no choice but to give her what she wanted, as they needed a big name attached to the show before the Upfronts last week.
"Katy had all the leverage. If ABC ended up announcing the show without a judge, they'd be screwed," a source dished to the site.
"I am honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol
tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents with authentic personalities and real stories. I’m always listening to new music, and love discovering diamonds in the rough — from mentoring young artists on my label, or highlighting new artists on my tours, I want to bring it back to the music," the "Chained to the Rhythm" songstress said in a statement announcing the news.
is also reportedly close to getting Ryan Seacrest to sign on. Just for perspective, the superstar host was only pulling in $15 million on his run, and J.Lo only made $15 million as well during her stint as a judge.
Sounds like they're going to have to show him the money! We doubt he'd take less dough than KP is getting!
Posted on Mon May 22nd, 2017 9:05am PDT By X17 Staff
No more kiddos for this gal!
Jessica Simpson makes an appearance on Ellen today and talks all about her long marriage to husband Eric Johnson and their decision to quit expanding their brood.
"We got an IUD. Nothing is going to get in that uterus. I have two beautiful children and I'm not having a third. They're too cute, you really can't top that," she told the talk show host.
As for her hubby, the fashion mogul reveals he's her longest relationship to date. "Seven years, we've been together seven years. I don't know if I've ever had a seven year relationship, other than with a woman. No, I mean, with my besties that understand me," she confessed.
Can we talk about the elephant in the room? Why does the blonde bombshell seem so loopy? She can barely string a sentence together. We have to hand it to Ellen for keeping this sit-down going!
Posted on Mon May 22nd, 2017 8:40am PDT By X17 Staff
It was a fashion face-off today between Bella Hadid's sexy see-through Roberto Cavalli dress and Kendall Jenner's risk-taking look of denim cut-offs paired with an extravagant blouse with a train!
Kendall's fancy black asymmetrical crop top is from Alexandre Vauthier's spring 2017 collection, as are their crystal waistband denim shorts. Later in the evening, Kendall removed the train, leaving a simple bustier -- a lot easier to maneuver in.
The lovely ladies were in attendance for Fashion For Relief founder Naomi Campbell's launch of Diesel's Child At Heart collection to raise money for charity. Inside the event, the girls walked the runway, showing off some equally sexy designs.
Meanwhile, it's not all charity work and no play for these young models ... Bella Hadid is being linked to TWO different guys, just since she's been in Cannes. The other day she posted a pic of herself with billionaire Alshair’s Fiyaz and male model Jordan Barrett (below) and she was immediately linked to the blond hottie. But it doesn't stop there ... Bella's also been rumored to have been flirting with heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua at the film festival -- they met at the GQ Men of the Year Awards last year.
So many men, so many see-through dresses! Life is tough for young Bella!
Posted on Mon May 22nd, 2017 8:10am PDT By X17 Staff
They moved the club house to the West coast temporarily!
Kim Kardashian got all dolled up in a tight black dress to tape an episode of Watch What Happens Live!
with Andy Cohen last night in LA, and we have a feeling the talk show host managed to get all the dirty details out of the reality star.
Among the potential topics of discussion? Her marriage to Kanye, Kylie's new relationship with Travis Scott, those unflattering butt photos, reaching 100 million followers on Instagram, and her mom Kris Jenner's offer to be her surrogate. Wait, what?
Yes, the momager offered to carry Kimmy K's child on last night's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians
, and to say we were weirded out would be an understatement.
"If I really thought that I could carry it for you and it would be born OK, I would do it in two seconds. I really would," Jenner told her daughter. "I already offered myself. So, don't act like you're the only Mother Theresa in here!" Kourtney added.
Here's to hoping the Bravo head honcho got all the juicy deets!
Posted on Mon May 22nd, 2017 6:16am PDT By X17 Staff
Drake stole the show ... literally! The rapper picked up a record-breaking 13 awards, breaking Adele's previous record; he performed in front of pyrotechnics in the middle of the Bellagio Hotel fountain; AND he hit on BBMA's host Vanessa Hudgens!
While accepting his final award, Drake compared life to ... toilet paper: ""Life is like toilet paper. Either you're on a roll, or taking sh-t from assholes."
Drake won Top Male Artist, Top Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Rap Artist, and took home awards for song sales, song streams and several rap and R&B categories.
Cher was presented the Icon Award after her performance of "I Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" on what was her 71st birthday.
Beyoncé earned Top Female Artist; Zayn picked up Top New Artist; Blake Shelton snagged Top Country Artist; and Beyoncé Top R&B Artist. Twenty One Pilots got the Rock, Juan Gabriel for Latin, and The Chainsmokers picked up the Dance/Electronic award. Twenty One Pilots and Beyoncé picked up five BBMAs a piece, while The Chainsmokers earned four.
P. Diddy performed a tribute to Notorious B.I.G., while Bruno Mars did a tribute to Prince. Check out some of the night's other amazing performances -- Miley doing her new single "Malibu" and Camila Cabello performing "I Have Questions" and "Crying In the Club":
See the full list of winners HERE.
Posted on Sun May 21st, 2017 1:59pm PDT By X17 Staff
Whoa! Kendall Jenner took Cannes Film Festival glamour to a whole on the red carpet at the 120 Beats Per Minute
Jenner wore Giambattista Valli couture -- a floral-print dress with a short skirt and a long train. The asymmetrical bodice looked like fabric wrapped around the supermodel's impressively slender body. What shocked fashionistas was Kendall's edgy use of nude pop socks under under her blush-colored heels.
Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart's look at the same premiere was a bit more subdued. She wore a bandeau under a knit Canel dress. It fit her somewhat shocking look with stubby blonde shaved locks. The actress chopped her hair off for her role in the upcoming film Underwater
, about an underwater research crew that's survived an earthquake.
Check out the gallery below to see more of these ladies' lovely looks!
Posted on Sun May 21st, 2017 1:31pm PDT By X17 Staff
Forget the campy Mummy
you remember from years ago, the franchise is back and badder than ever now that Universal Pictures has re-booted with Tom Cruise! The Hollywood icon is taking the reigns and he looked fully in control, as usual, at the film's Hollywood premiere Saturday.
He had some help from co-star Sofia Boutella -- an Algerian hip hop dancer who's appeared in Nike ads. She stars as "an ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension," according to IMBD
. We're assuming Tom Cruise's character's going to fight her -- but not before he falls in love with her. Gee, how'd we guess that?!
Cruise was also supported by a giant mummy enshrined at the Hollywood and Highland venue as part of the film's promotion. Universal Tweeted a pic of the 75-foot tall sarcophagus at the popular tourist destination.
Posted on Sun May 21st, 2017 1:09pm PDT By X17 Staff
Reign 'em in, Mariah!
You can't hold good cleavage down and Mariah Carey's bust was literally bustin' out Saturday night at Catch in West Hollywood. The diva wore a black bustier that could hardly contain her fun bags and fans got an eyeful as the sexy chanteuse left the restaurant.
Recent reports claim Mariah and ex-hubby/baby daddy Nick Cannon may be reuniting, while other rumors claim the two are just good friends and really successful co-parents. On Friday, Mariah shared a throwback pick of her and ex-boyfriend, backup dance Bryan Tanaka, sharing a milkshake together -- she captioned it, simply, #fbf." Could she get feeling nostalgic for her hot, 33-year-old boy toy?