(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Minaj, Rihanna Lead AMA Nods
Nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards were announced yesterday with GRAMMY-winning artist Nicki Minaj and GRAMMY winner Rihanna in the lead with four nominations each, including Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Music Artist and Artist of the Year, respectively. Additional artists garnering multiple nominations were Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Drake, Fun., Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, and Usher, among others. The awards will air live from Los Angeles on Nov. 18.
Mariah Carey: Stevie Nicks Has Your Back
Following last week's news that Nicki Minaj had threatened to knock out Mariah Carey during a taping of "American Idol," Stevie Nicks has weighed in with her thoughts on the dispute. "How dare this little girl," Nicks exclaimed in an interview with the Daily. "If I had been Mariah, I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there. I would have killed her in front of all those people and had to go to jail for it." It's a good thing Nicks wasn't on the set because there could have been a Fleetwood Attack. The gold dust woman has since apologized for her words, telling The Hollywood Reporter she was "truly sorry" and felt "deep regret." Thankfully, no one will be dragging Minaj's heart around anymore.