Ellen DeGeneres, Nicki Minaj
This week, Jimmy Fallon helped Britney Spears sign up for Tinder, and also participated in a Tonight Show edition of Family Feud that went completely off the rails. Former Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Hader shared a hilarious Casey Kasem sketch that tragically never made it to air, and Ellen DeGeneres released her own version of Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" video. Elsewhere, viewers also got their first taste of Utopia and its amazing theme song, as well as a very special Jeff Goldblum rendition of the Jurassic Park theme song. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Nicki Minaj kicked off the MTV Video Music Awards performances with some aggressive booty-shaking — and nearly suffered a major wardrobe malfunction.
After performing her new single "Anaconda," Minaj quickly changed and returned to the stage with Ariana Grande and Jessie J for their song "Bang Bang." But all eyes were on Minaj who was literally holding together her tight black dress as she rapped her verse.
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So what happened? "We ran out of time getting the dressed zipped up," the performer said backstage, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A six-foot-long snake bit a backup dancer for rapper Nicki Minaj Friday during a rehearsal for the MTV Video Music Awards, MTV.com reports.
Nicki Minaj, Beyonce
Beyonce and Jay Z are soldiering through their On the Run tour in the midst of divorce rumors, and Beyonce, for one, is only fanning the gossip flames.
Over the weekend, Beyonce released a remix of her song "Flawless," featuring Nicki Minaj and addressing the altercation that occurred between Jay Z and Beyonce's sister Solange in an elevator earlier this year.
We've always known that Nicki Minaj has a colorful personality, and now she's literally getting animated. The pop star makes a guest appearance on Cartoon Network's adorable Steven Universe next month, and TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive look at the episode, which was just screened at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Beyonce continues to run the world — at least as far as the MTV Video Music Awards are concerned.
The singer leads the 2014 VMA nominees with eight nods, including Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Collaboration (for "Drunk in Love" with her husband Jay Z). She's also set to perform a medley of her hits during Sunday's broadcast, and is the recipient of this year's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Beyoncé was the big winner at Sunday's BET Awards, which both began and ended under violent circumstances.
Hours prior to the show, two separate incidents occurred that resulted in one death and several injuries. According to The Hollywood Reporter, gunfire broke out at an unaffiliated pre-party for the show and ended with five people being injured, one fatally. A man was also stabbed at another BET pre-show party, but is listed in stable condition. No one is in custody for either incident and BET says both parties were unauthorized and unaffiliated with BET.
Harry Connick Jr.
Season 13 of American Idol sure caught a lucky break in new judge Harry Connick Jr. Since his debut in January, Connick has received rave reviews from both the show's fans and television critics — but he hasn't paid attention to any of them. "There's just a lot of noise that I don't listen to," Connick says. "I've heard some incredibly nice things, but it stops there. I've got a job to do."
That job would be to...
Shakira and Usher reclaim their big red chairs on Monday's Season 6 premiere of The Voice (8/7c, NBC), and it seems absence really does make the heart grow fonder — or at least hungrier.
Both coaches return from their season-long break ready to win and willing to do whatever it takes to do so. After making their debuts last spring in Season 4, Usher and Shakira seem poised to officially come out of the shadows of the original judges they replaced, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green. How will they do it? And what else can fans expect from Season 6? Read on for five teases about The Voice's highly anticipated return...
Nicki Minaj has apologized for using a famous photo of Malcolm X with a rifle in his hands as promotional art for her new song "Lookin A-- N----a."
The rapper posted the photo Wednesday on her website and Instagram (both have since been taken down) and was quickly barraged with complaints regarding her insensitive juxtaposition of the image with a racial slur.