I have not one but TWO sex tapes for you in the Big Fat Rumor of the Day. First up is Minka Kelly - her sex tape is being shopped around. It's 30 minutes long and it features Minka with an ex-boyfriend. Minka is very much aware of the fact that she's being recorded. The tape was shot in New Mexico, where Minka went to high school. There's some talk that Minka might be under 18 in the tape, which would make it illegal. Two songs from Brandy's album "Never Say Never" are playing in the background. That album was released in June of 1998, 16 days before Minka's 18th birthday. But one source who allegedly saw that tape said the songs could have been added after the fact to make it seem like Minka was of age. Minka is 32 now. Minka is probably best known for playing Lyla Garrity on "Friday Night Lights" or for her relationship with Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees.
But that's not all! There is another sex tape in the Big Fat Rumor of the Day. This one features "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen. I didn't realize Carly was 26, so I feel a little bit better about this. The tape features either Carly or a look-alike giving some oral pleasure to a man. Carly is denying the tape is legit though. Yesterday she Tweeted, "Crazy morning. Discovered that someone put up a sex tape claiming to be me. Ridiculous. Obviously not me."
Now it's official: Mariah Carey will judge "American Idol" next season. Fox confirmed that it's a done deal yesterday. Mariah said, "I'm so excited to be joining 'Idol' and I can't wait to get started in a couple months. It's going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back." She's getting $18 million, which trumps the $15 million Britney Spears got to do "X Factor". It's too early to say if Mariah is open to sticking around beyond one season, but Nigel Lythgoe says, "I would like to see the judges change every year." Fox noted that Randy Jackson was "instrumental" in bringing Mariah to "Idol", which makes sense since he's her manager. This could mean that Randy will return as a judge and not be switching to a "mentoring" role. It's also a big win for "Idol" over Simon Cowell, who has been trying to get Mariah on "X Factor" for the past two years. Yesterday, Simon pretended to have some reservations about Mariah being a judge. He said, "I think she's going to find it difficult to say 'no' to contestants. She's sweet." But then he added, "I think she's going to be great."
"American Idol" is shaking up the audition process a little, in the hopes of digging up some new talent. The show has announced two changes for next season: For one, the show will allow family and friends to nominate a potential contestant, without their knowledge, by submitting videos of their candidate. A film crew will show up to surprise the best singers with news that they've been chosen. This is in addition to the self-submitted online auditions, which will be open from August 1st through the 14th. "Idol" is also launching a "Small Town Audition Bus Tour," which will hit up 10 towns to find singers who can't or won't make the trek to one of the major audition cities.
Chris Brown rented a large yacht in the South of France to be near Rihanna. He will be shooting a music video so he has Swizz Beats and Ludacris with him on the boat. Chris decided to fly overseas to Nice, France as a last minute trip. However, Drake is reportedly staying with Rihanna on her yacht. Uh-oh! It's going down on the high seas!
2 Chainz featuring Kanye West - "Birthday Song"