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Surprise! Ted Nugent has lots of opinions about the state of American race relations

The outspoken firebrand/victim of feline-born illness Ted Nugent showed up on Nick Cannon’s podcast yesterday and offered his reaction to the outcry following the George Zimmerman verdict.

Among the things Nugent put forth was a dog-based analogy on how he thinks racial profiling should be implemented:

“I think when you use the word profile, if a Dalmatian has been biting the children in the neighborhood, I think we’re going to look for a black and white dog,” the rocker and NRA board member posited. He strengthened that airtight logic with a personal anecdote: “We played the Milwaukee state fair a couple years ago and these black mobs were just attacking white folks coming out of the fair. And over and over again I watch the news and here’s a rape and here’s a burglary and here’s a murder in Chicago. Twenty-nine shot. Twenty-nine blacks shot by 29 blacks. At some point you got to be afraid of black and white dogs if the Dalmatian’s doing the biting.”

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Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon and #DemBabies celebrate 5th anniversary, Cinderella-style

The best way to brush away rumors that your bosses want to replace you with Jennifer Lopez? Simple: Put on your best princess gown, find a few dudes willing to dress up like cartoon footmen, and ride through Disneyland in a monkey-fighting fairytale carriage.

That’s just what Mariah Carey did last night. She and favorite accessory husband Nick Cannon spent the evening celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary at an elaborate, Cinderella-themed, Disney-approved vow renewal ceremony that featured trumpeters, a second wedding dress, and even a full-on Prince Charming outfit for Cannon — complete with epaulettes! This is true love, people. The occasion also happened to coincide with the second birthday of Cannon and Carey’s adorable twins, Moroccan and Monroe — a.k.a. “#DemBabies,” as Carey fondly calls the kids on Twitter.

Check out Mariah’s grand arrival at Disneyland’s Cinderella Castle, courtesy of the star’s own Vine account. (You just know that if Cinderella lived today, she’d have live-tweeted the crap out of that ball.)

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Mariah Carey's pregnancy album due soon

Mariah Carey just delivered perhaps the biggest release of her life—her two children with husband Nick Cannon (whose names, Moroccan and Monroe, might not be as ridiculous as once thought).

But that won’t be her only big life event in 2011: Cannon revealed today that Carey was working on an album during the pregnancy and plans on dropping it this year.

“She’s been working away, and we have a studio in the crib, and the pregnancy has totally inspired her on so many different levels,” Cannon told the New York Daily News. “You’re definitely gonna see some new phenomenal music from Mariah.” Does that mean we can expect a lot of lyrics about having to pee a lot?

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Pregnant Mariah Carey gets naked, bares her baby bump: 'My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.'

Just last week, the very pregnant pop diva Mariah Carey gave us a glimpse of her butterfly-covered baby bump via Twitter, and now she’s gone even further: In a (possibly bizarre?) twist on that famous Demi Moore Vanity Fair cover, Mariah Carey has bared it all in the final few days of her pregnancy for the cover of Life & Style magazine, which you can glimpse right here. One word: wowza.

Carey says she went nude for fans.”I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Mariah told the magazine. “My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.”

The “We Belong Together” singer’s due date is in a few weeks, but contractions sent her to the hospital on March 27. “Now I have so much respect for mothers everywhere, especially those who’ve had difficult pregnancies or given birth to multiples,” said Carey, who’s having twinsa boy and a girl. “We need to have Mother’s Day once a week!”

How do you feel about Mariah’s baby bump-baring nudity? Startled? Loving it? Freaked out by it? Are you ready for her twins?

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Wyclef Jean jumps on the anti-Auto-Tune bandwagon with 'Mr. Auto-Tune'

Wyclef-Jean_l-1 Jay-Z wasn't the first person to bash Auto-Tune, and he won't be the last, either. In an eerie coincidence (?), Wyclef Jean has dropped his own song satirizing the ubiquitous studio effect just days after Jay's "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)." "Mr. Auto-Tune," streaming now at Wyclef's blog, is all about how, in Wyclef's opinion, Auto-Tune enables talentless hacks to pretend they can sing. Tell 'em why you're mad, Clef: "Listen to me now/I think you got it confused/You gotta have skills before you turn on the Auto-Tune/So whether you wanna be a rapper or a singer/If you gonna use the vocoder, be an innovator!"

Leaving aside the fact that vocoders and Auto-Tune are two totally different technologies — c'mon, Wyclef! — the case made in "Mr. Auto-Tune" has one critical flaw: "Mr. Auto-Tune," itself, is way more annoying than most Auto-Tuned hits. (Not easy!) Maybe that's the point, since this is a parody of Auto-Tune's excesses, but you know what? I have no desire to ever listen to a song this irritating again. Also, for some reason "Mr. Auto-Tune" is a duet with Nick Cannon, which equals instant delete in my book.

But maybe I'm being too harsh. Check out "Mr. Auto-Tune" over at Wyclef's blog if you must, and speak up: What do you think of the sudden upsurge in anti-Auto-Tune music? What does it say about this movement that Wyclef and Nick freakin' Cannon have signed on?

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Nick Cannon talks to EW about Eminem blog rant: 'I stick by everything.'

Nickcannon_lNearly two weeks ago, Nick Cannon posted a rant about Eminem on his personal blog in response to the rapper’s new song, "Bagpipes from Baghdad," which targeted him and his wife, Mariah Carey (the feud generated a big reaction from EW.com readers). He quickly deleted the rather long post that accused Eminem of being both racially insensitive and "still obsessed with my wife, the same female that wouldn’t let him get to second base from 8 years ago." The controversy continues, however, as Nick Cannon talked to EW yesterday about the fracas.

"I felt like I said what I had to say," Cannon says. "I didn’t take [the post] down, like, Oh, somebody instructed me to do it or anything like that. It was just one of those things, like, I said it."

But why? Cannon claims all the traffic to the post "pretty much crashed my site. There’d be thousands and thousands of comments and people couldn’t leave comments on other posts or any of that stuff. So that was the only reason why I took it down."

Cannon says he doesn’t have any regrets about what he said. "I feel exactly the same way by it and stick by everything, but I think it’s one of those things where it becomes that it’s not really that big of a deal, you know?"   

Continuing on about his wife, Cannon added, "I feel that my relationship with my wife is one of the best things — or the best thing — that’s ever happened to me, and it has nothing to do with celebrity or this industry. It’s all about, you know, just love and finding love and being happy and respecting the union that it is."

The big question: Is Nick Cannon’s beef with Eminem over, then? "I never even considered it as beef. It’s not beef. It’s just, Hey, I heard the record. I said what I had to say."

 

Nick Cannon calls out Eminem for insulting Mariah Carey: Pick a side!

Eminemcanon_lIt’s been four whole days since the diabolically constructed controversy-generating machine that is Eminem’s Relapse leaked to the Web, and finally someone’s taken a bit of the abundant bait that Em is tossing at us all. Yes, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon has heard "Bagpipes from Baghdad," the Relapse track about him and his wife Mariah Carey, and he likes it about as much as you’d guess.

A sternly worded post this weekend on Cannon’s blog, which seems to have since disappeared (hmm), dismissed Em as being "still obsessed with my wife, the same female that wouldn’t let him get to second base from 8 years ago" and summed up Relapse as Eminem "rapping about when he used to be hot…Like when Al Bundy gloats about his High school football prime." Most explosively, Cannon accused Eminem of being racially insensitive: "I realized, that this so-called man has just disrespected and slanderized one of the world’s most significantly influential artists, one of the most notable BLACK females of our time, the incredibly cherished, globally loved and world-embraced woman of color, Mariah Carey…You sold your little records and made a little bit of change but now you are stepping in the wrong territory. You may have been able to rape and pillage our artform like an old school Caucasian con man and nobody said anything because we respected your talent, but now you’ve made the ultimate mistake."

Damn. I’m reluctant to side with Nick Cannon on anything, though I do give him points for admitting later in this blog post that he himself is "a corny, wack rapping, boy toy from Nickelodeon." But Cannon is right that "Bagpipes from Baghdad" is one of several Relapse tracks where Eminem crosses lines that don’t really need to be crossed — lines that he already crossed much more cleverly a decade ago. The funniest/saddest part is, this whole blow-up is probably more or less exactly what Eminem was hoping would happen when he dredged up his ancient alleged fling with Mariah on Relapse. So whose side are you on in this debate? Do you sympathize with Cannon’s spousal loyalty, or do you think he should learn to laugh at Eminem’s out-of-bounds jokes? And — gulp — what do you think of comparing Em to "an old school Caucasian con man"?

UPDATE: Read EW’s interview with Cannon about the whole flap here.

 

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