New Bestie Alert! John Mayer And Andy Cohen!

We guess the jingle to his talk show is true!

Andy Cohen certainly DOES seem to have the 4-1-1 with all the celebrities!

The Bravo head honcho enjoyed a Croation yacht vacation with Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa earlier in the summer, and yesterday, showed off his latest famous bestie when he was spotted wandering around SoHo with none other than John Mayer!

Ch-ch-check ‘em out (above)!

We’re not sure what surprised us more about this!

The fact that these two are buds or that John is SO MUCH TALLER than Andy! LOLz!

Perhaps this means we’ll see him sometime soon on Watch What Happens Live alongside one of the Housewives?!

Which, of course, could only lead to ALL KINDS of HIGHlarity!

Fingers crossed!

[Image via Splash.]

First Look At The American Idol Judges At The Judging Table!

This season is going to be very inneresting to say the least!

Mariah Carey tweeted the first pic of the American Idol judging table (above) from New York auditions with co-stars Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest!

We’re lovin’ the cultural and musical diversity that Simon Fuller and FOX brought together this year. Since the Minajesty never stops changing her hair style, Idol is officially more colorful than ever before too!

Although the new team has already started listening the HIGHlarious screeching and inspirational discoveries that make the first phase of the show so entertaining, we’ll have to wait until January to see their chemistry together.

Will U be watching???

[Image via Mariah Carey/Instagram.]

First Look At The American Idol Judges At The Judging Table!

This season is going to be very inneresting to say the least!

Mariah Carey tweeted the first pic of the American Idol judging table (above) from New York auditions with co-stars Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest!

We’re lovin’ the cultural and musical diversity that Simon Fuller and FOX brought together this year. Since the Minajesty never stops changing her hair style, Idol is officially more colorful than ever before too!

Although the new team has already started listening the HIGHlarious screeching and inspirational discoveries that make the first phase of the show so entertaining, we’ll have to wait until January to see their chemistry together.

Will U be watching???

[Image via Mariah Carey/Instagram.]

Ryan Seacrest Tweets FIRST LOOK At The NEW American Idol Line-Up!

The gang’s all here, folks!

Although it was just only confirmed this morning that Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj would be joining Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey on the new season of American Idol, the judges panel are hitting the ground running, and were all on hand in New York City today to serve as judges for the season 12 auditions taking place there today and tomorrow!

And, of course, the reality competition’s dutiful host, Ryan Seacrest, wasted no time sharing a photo of the new group together via Twitter!

Ch-ch-check it out (above), which he captioned:

It's official, your new #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj, @KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson!

And the judges themselves joined the social networking fun with:

SO excited to be joining the team on @americanidol!!!!!! -KU#idoljudges

— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) September 16, 2012

New York auditions today & tomorrow! See ya there barbz!!!!!!!!! #AmericanIdol :p

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 16, 2012

we are back! its on! #idoljudges

— Randy Jackson (@YO_RANDYJACKSON) September 16, 2012

Backstage on my first day of #idol which also happens to be the anniversary of my album BUTTERFLY! L4L!

— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) September 16, 2012

AH-Mazing!

We are getting some seriously good vibes from this pairing!

Now go find us some star power, guys!

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Beyoncé And Jay-Z Have 99 Problems But Raising $400k For President Obama’s Not One!

Watching the “throne” is one thing, but Jay-Z asked 99 of his best buds to cough up forty grand EACH to keep the “king” seated!

The rap mogul and his wife Beyoncé agreed to host a campaign fundraiser to re-elect President Obama next week in NYC!

One hundred guests are donating $40,000 each at Jay’s 40/40 Club — HOV sure likes 40s, eh? — to dine and schmooze with not only the Perezident of the U.S. but also the King and Queen of Hip-Hop!

Wowzers!! That’s four million dollars!!

Combine that with the $12k-per-pop photo opportunities Obamerz scheduled for earlier that day and his trip to the Big Apple should provide a hefty boost to his war chest!

We wonder why the Prez doesn’t visit NYC more often? For that kind of scrill we would always keep an empire state of mind!!

[Image via WENN.]

Jennifer Aniston Suspiciously Absent As Justin Theroux’s Motorcycle Greases Up NYC!

Is that the newest Son of Anarchy?

LOLz, no, it’s Justin Theroux!

Looking more like James Dean yesterday and less like Mr. Jennifer Aniston, JT cruised through the mean streets of New York on the back of his sweet motorcycle!!

We aren’t sure where Jennifer was but we aren’t worried — surely our favorite lovebirds can’t stop cuddling for too long!!

She probably just let him sow his oats one last time before settling down for marriage, and that’s why he rolled around town cool as a bag of frozen cucumbers!

Okay, maybe Justin can’t pass for a greaser just yet, but he does have one advantage Jimmy Dean lacked: A motorcycle helmet!

Remember, kids, it’s COOL to put safety first!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

Glee's New Cast Members Cover Adele, The Fray & Billy Joel!! LISTEN HERE!!

And a very Glee-filled hello to The New Rachel Marley (Melissa Benoist) and Puck’s little brother Jake (Jacob Artist)!

We are obviously SO ecstatic about this week’s Glee season four premiere you could probably get high off our blood, sweat, and tears, but thankfully, you won’t have to drink any of our bodily fluids to get your pre-Glee fix!!

Instead we offer up a soul-stuffed duet of Billy Joel‘s iconic ballad New York State of Mind, crooned by powerhouse Rachel (Lea Michele) and newcomer Marley (above)!

Then, take a listen to a slow, emotional cover of The Fray‘s Never Say Never sung by Jake, and a simple, yet effective rendition of Adele‘s Chasing Pavements, which Marley gets to sing solo (below)!

Jacob Artist – Never Say Never
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Melissa Benoist – Chasing Pavements
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EXCLUSIVE! Iggy Azalea Talks New Music, Haters, And Moving To NYC!

Noo!!

We’re gonna miss our flowing blonde so much when she moves to New York!

But we’re super excited for Iggy Azalea as she gets ready to start a new chapter in her life.

The Australian bombshell told us everything at our One Night In Los Angeles party — from her new music with Diplo to how she handles the competitive female rap world! …to put it lightly! Ha!

Ch-ch-check it ouuuttt (above)!!!

We can’t believe it’s already been a year since we showed her AH-MAZING break-out video for Pu$$Y!!!

She’s done so much since then (like her Murda Bizness single with T.I.) and we can’t wait to see what else she does in the future!!! LOOOVE!!!!

Nicki Minaj Will Not Be Voting For Mitt Romney After All!

Sorry Barbz!

Earlier this week Nicki Minaj surprised members of BOTH parties by endorsing Republican Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney in Lil Wayne‘s new song Mercy.

Her lyrics go:

“I’m more Republican, voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches is f*ckin’ up the economy”

BUT, it turns out Nic will being voting for the conservative candidate — or anyone one — after all!

That’s because records show that the Young Money rapper isn’t registered to vote.

Yep! Even though she has been eligible to vote in Georgia, New York and Cali during different periods of her life, the rappress has NEVER registered to vote.

Tisk-tisk Nicki!

The good news is she sill has time to get her political act together by 2016.

Though, we’re hoping the lazy bitches will have stopped f*ckin’ up the economy by then.

[Image via WENN.]

Nicki Minaj Will Not Be Voting For Mitt Romney After All!

Sorry Barbz!

Earlier this week Nicki Minaj surprised members of BOTH parties by endorsing Republican Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney in Lil Wayne‘s new song Mercy.

Her lyrics go:

“I’m more Republican, voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches is f*ckin’ up the economy”

BUT, it turns out Nic will being voting for the conservative candidate — or anyone one — after all!

That’s because records show that the Young Money rapper isn’t registered to vote.

Yep! Even though she has been eligible to vote in Georgia, New York and Cali during different periods of her life, the rappress has NEVER registered to vote.

Tisk-tisk Nicki!

The good news is she sill has time to get her political act together by 2016.

Though, we’re hoping the lazy bitches will have stopped f*ckin’ up the economy by then.

[Image via WENN.]

Katie Holmes Getting Romantical With Jeremy Strong??

Is Suri Cruise getting a new daddy?

The very single Katie Holmes was seen out on her very first post-divorce date (that we know of) with actor Jeremy Strong Saturday!

The ex-Mrs. Tom Cruise and her former Romantics co-star spent their afternoon seeing Jake Gyllenhaal star in an off-Broadway production of If You Haven’t Found It Yet.

Judging buy the smile on Katie’s face we’d say she could be falling, but a Holmes insider says:

“They’re totally just friends and have been since The Romantics. He’s very plugged in to the New York theater scene and is showing her the ropes.”

“Showing her the ropes” eh? Sounds like some kinky Fifty Shades of Grey shiz to us! BUT our insider insists the relationship is not seXXXual, saying:

“She’s not dating nor is she interested in dating yet. She’s just getting her life together and focusing on her daughter.”

HOWEVER, other sources tell us the date ended much later than Joey Potter would have us think! We’re told that AFTER the play and a cup of coffee:

“[The couple] walked around in circles in her neighborhood before sneaking in the back garage entrance of her building.”

Hmmm…. What on earth could have been up there?

Another cup of coffee perhaps? Or did Katie want to show her “old pal” something between the covers?

Of course, until pics of them making out or hooking up in a car surface there is no way of knowing what is going on between these two single, consenting adults.

Obvi we’ll be on the look out for those pics!

[Image via Pacific Coast News.]

Katie Holmes Getting Romantical With Jeremy Strong??

Is Suri Cruise getting a new daddy?

The very single Katie Holmes was seen out on her very first post-divorce date (that we know of) with actor Jeremy Strong Saturday!

The ex-Mrs. Tom Cruise and her former Romantics co-star spent their afternoon seeing Jake Gyllenhaal star in an off-Broadway production of If You Haven’t Found It Yet.

Judging buy the smile on Katie’s face we’d say she could be falling, but a Holmes insider says:

“They’re totally just friends and have been since The Romantics. He’s very plugged in to the New York theater scene and is showing her the ropes.”

“Showing her the ropes” eh? Sounds like some kinky Fifty Shades of Grey shiz to us! BUT our insider insists the relationship is not seXXXual, saying:

“She’s not dating nor is she interested in dating yet. She’s just getting her life together and focusing on her daughter.”

HOWEVER, other sources tell us the date ended much later than Joey Potter would have us think! We’re told that AFTER the play and a cup of coffee:

“[The couple] walked around in circles in her neighborhood before sneaking in the back garage entrance of her building.”

Hmmm…. What on earth could have been up there?

Another cup of coffee perhaps? Or did Katie want to show her “old pal” something between the covers?

Of course, until pics of them making out or hooking up in a car surface there is no way of knowing what is going on between these two single, consenting adults.

Obvi we’ll be on the look out for those pics!

[Image via Pacific Coast News.]

The New York Rangers’ 10 Best Celebrity Fans

Celebrities fascinate us.

Like retired athletes in withdrawal of competition, people miss the gossip and drama of high school, and monitoring celebrities' personal lives is how us normal folk get our fix.  

It must be a pain for celebrities to mix in with lowly civilians, which is why they fly in private jets and rent out restaurants. But unless you’re Pablo Escobar, the only way to watch live pro sports is to go to the venue and sit with the masses. 

Many celebrities are sports fans, but the smart ones are New York Rangers fans. 

The Rangers didn’t win a Stanley Cup last season, but they had a great run through the playoffs and most likely picked up quite a few fans for next season and beyond. Some of those new fans may be celebrities, since they like to attend marquee events like Game 7s, and the Rangers won two dramatic Game 7s at home.

While this slideshow may contain celebrities that merely attended playoff games and won't be back until next spring, it's still cool to see a celebrity be passionate about hockey. 

Well, it's cooler than seeing them flip off paparazzi after brunch. 

Here are the Rangers’ 10 best celebrity fans.

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New York Rangers: 3 Reasons the N.Y. Rangers Will Miss Brandon Dubinsky

In 2004 the New York Rangers selected Brandon Dubinsky in the second round of the 2004 NHL Draft.  He played his first game for the Rangers on March 8th, 2007, against the New York Islanders.

From there, Brandon Dubinsky immediately became a fan favorite with the Madison Square Garden faithful. Dubbed as “Dubi” by the fans, in his first four full seasons with the Rangers, fans saw the center improve in goal scoring and point production. However, at the end of the 2011-2012 season fans saw Brandon Dubinsky at his low point. In 77 games, he scored a career-low 10 goals and 34 points.

On July 23rd, 2012, Brandon Dubinsky along with Artem Anismov, Tim Erixon and a first-round pick in the 2013 draft, were all sent packing to the Columbus Blue Jackets, in exchange for Rick Nash, Steven Delisle and a conditional third-round pick in the same draft.

While the loss of Brandon Dubinsky may not be evident yet, when the season begins it will have an effect on the New York Rangers.

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New York Islanders: What Songs to Use for the 2012-13 Season?

One play can quickly change the complexion of a game. Whether it is a huge hit or a diving save, a single play can completely alter the momentum and ultimately lead a team to victory. It’s part of the reason I love hockey. These pivotal plays cause major adrenaline rushes that can carry a team in crucial moments. Entrance music and goal songs can certainly attribute to these adrenaline rushes and get a building rocking.

Have the New York Islanders announced the goal songs for the upcoming season? Not that I’m aware of. It’s highly unlikely they will switch their songs for the upcoming season, but lets take a look at some other high-energy songs they could choose to blast at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the 2012-13 season.

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New York Rangers: 5 Biggest Benefits of Rick Nash’s Huge Trade

With the addition of Rick Nash, the Rangers have the most pressure to win a Stanley Cup in franchise history.

The Rangers traded for the offensive threat that countless critics said would be the difference between a loss in the conference finals and a victory in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Nash brings his 6’4″, 219-pound frame, his talent with the puck and the pedigree of a five-time All-Star. But Nash also brings immense pressure to both the Rangers and to himself, as each is supposed to be the solution to the other’s problems.

The Rangers provide the opportunity for the playoff-hungry Nash, who wants to show that he can decide games in May and June. And Nash is the talented difference-maker who is the missing piece on a disciplined team that has a hard time scoring.

Here are five good things about Rick Nash as a New York Ranger:

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New York Rangers: 5 Biggest Benefits of Rick Nash’s Huge Trade

With the addition of Rick Nash, the Rangers have the most pressure to win a Stanley Cup in franchise history.

The Rangers traded for the offensive threat that countless critics said would be the difference between a loss in the conference finals and a victory in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Nash brings his 6’4″, 219-pound frame, his talent with the puck and the pedigree of a five-time All-Star. But Nash also brings immense pressure to both the Rangers and to himself, as each is supposed to be the solution to the other’s problems.

The Rangers provide the opportunity for the playoff-hungry Nash, who wants to show that he can decide games in May and June. And Nash is the talented difference-maker who is the missing piece on a disciplined team that has a hard time scoring.

Here are five good things about Rick Nash as a New York Ranger:

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The 5 Smartest General Managers in the NHL

A general manager’s importance to a team can’t be understated.

It’s the GM who drafts the players, the GM who makes the trades and the GM who is ultimately responsible for where his team goes.

Hockey fans have seen franchises turned around in a few short years by the right GM, and have also seen the destructive power a poor choice can have on a franchise. Simply put, the GM can make or break a franchise.

These five GMs have proven themselves to be more than just above-average; they are the premiere GMs of the NHL.

 

All numbers obtained via NHL.com, CapGeek and Hockey-Reference. Additional information was obtained via Chris Wassell’s piece for the Hockey Writers and McSorley’s Stick. 

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3 Changes Henrik Lundqvist Must Make to Get N.Y. Rangers to Cup Final in 2013

Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers were two games away from going to the Stanley Cup Final; however, their dream was shattered when Adam Henrique of the New Jersey Devils scored the game-winning goal in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Even though it was a heartbreaking defeat for Henrik Lundqvist, he still had an incredible year.

In 62 games, Lundqvist won a personal-best 39 games while posting a 1.98 goals-against average and save percentage of .930. He also recorded eight shutouts.

Since then, he has had a good offseason as well. First, he won the Vezina Trophy. Then, a few weeks later, Henrik and his wife welcome into the world Charlise Lundqvist, the couple’s first child.

Even though Lundqvist had a great regular season, “King Henrik” should make a few changes. If he does, the Rangers have the potential to make it to the Stanley Cup Final and the ability to hoist the Stanley Cup in the 2012-13 season.

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3 Changes Henrik Lundqvist Must Make to Get N.Y. Rangers to Cup Final in 2013

Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers were two games away from going to the Stanley Cup Final; however, their dream was shattered when Adam Henrique of the New Jersey Devils scored the game-winning goal in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Even though it was a heartbreaking defeat for Henrik Lundqvist, he still had an incredible year.

In 62 games, Lundqvist won a personal-best 39 games while posting a 1.98 goals-against average and save percentage of .930. He also recorded eight shutouts.

Since then, he has had a good offseason as well. First, he won the Vezina Trophy. Then, a few weeks later, Henrik and his wife welcome into the world Charlise Lundqvist, the couple’s first child.

Even though Lundqvist had a great regular season, “King Henrik” should make a few changes. If he does, the Rangers have the potential to make it to the Stanley Cup Final and the ability to hoist the Stanley Cup in the 2012-13 season.

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