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Mariah Carey compares American Idol to hell.

Mariah Carey compares American Idol to hell.
Posted Thursday, November 14th 2013 @ 7am

Mariah Carey is happy to have American Idol behind her. Carey explained "Honestly, I hated it. It was like going to work every day in hell with Satan. Here's what it was. I was the first person who signed on...I thought it was going to be a three-person panel. They gave me a nice...monetary moment, and I was just like, 'Okay, Randy Jackson will be there; I've known him forever. He used to play bass for me. Like, this isn't a big deal. This will be nothing. But it wasn't that. It was like going to work every day in hell with Satan." Carey didn't specify which of her fellow judges might be the devil, but it's no secret that she clashed with Nikki Minaj throughout the season. There was one bright spot in Carey's Idol experience - "You know what I loved? I loved the contestants."

Jennifer Hudson, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday was spotted wiping tears from her eyes with her husband David Otunga and son David Jr. standing alongside her. 

Katy Perry will open ABC's American Music Awards on Sunday, November 24th at 8pm. Katy will be performing her new single "Unconditionally." In addition to Katy, Jennifer Lopez and TLC have also been added to the show.  J-Lo will perform a tribute to the late Latin star Celia Cruz, while TLC will be joined by a special guest. Pitbull will host the show.

Word is going around that about 10 years ago Britney Spears had a secret sex fling with Robin Thicke. Back in 2003, Britney split with Justin Timberlake and she was at the peak of her career, but Thicke was just trying to get recognized. Sources say Robin and Britney collaborated on a tune that was never released. Robin was trying to develop a reputation as a hot, young singer while Britney was the biggest thing in show business. Robin’s reps deny the relationship ever happened. 

Jennifer Love Hewitt is expecting her first child in December and she is designing a capsule collection for A Pea in the Pod maternity wear. Hewitt created 15 pieces for her “L by Jennifer Love Hewitt” collection that are pretty classic and flexible — basic tees, printed maxis, cowlneck tops and comfy leggings.

Lorde and Taylor Swift had lunch together in NYC this week. They were spotted together at a Shake Shack in NY's Madison Square Park. Lorde also signed a publishing deal worth $2.5 million. The deal is with SONGS Music Publishing, which confirmed, saying, "When all is said and done, Lorde will go down as one of the greatest lyricists of all time." 

Eminem's new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, has scored an impressive debut atop the Billboard album chart, but it still wasn't enough to overtake Justin Timberlake in the "biggest sales week of the year" department. Eminem's new disc enters the chart at #1 with first-week sales of 792,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan.  It's the second-largest sales week of the year; Justin sold 968,000 copies of The 20/20 Experience back in March.

Matthew Perry will be joining his ex-Friend Courteney Cox on Cougar Town. No word on who Perry is playing, but his episode is expected to air towards the end of the TBS comedy’s 5th season January 7th.

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