Mariah Carey Masters Bottle Cap Challenge Using Only Her Voice

Mariah Carey isn’t just busting out notes… She’s also busting off bottle caps!

The 49-year-old half-Venezuelan American chanteuse has magically mastered the Bottle Cap Challengeusing only her voice.   

Mariah Carey

Carey posted a video on social media over the weekend where she jokingly spins the cap right off a bottle with one of her signature high-pitched notes.   

“Challenge accepted! #bottlecapchallenge,” she captioned the clip.   

The viral challenge, which has been going on for about a month, requires participants to untwist a cap using only just a spin kick without touching any other part of the bottle. 

The astonishing feat didn’t go unnoticed by Carey’s millions o fInstagram followers. Ex-husband Nick Cannon commented that the stunt was “Hilarious!” while Rita Ora noted, “You win hands down.” Katharine McPhee chimed in, writing, “Girl all the bottle caps in my room just popped off while watching this ———-.”

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Carey isn’t the only musical artist to take on the Bottle Cap Challenge. Justin Bieber ,John MayerDiploEllie Goulding and Blake Shelton, among others, have also hilariously taken it on. 

Pitbull to Place Hand Prints Outside San Diego’s Theatre Box

Pitbull is leaving his mark in San Diego…

The 37-year-old Cuban-American rap superstar will be the first celebrity to place his hand prints in the sidewalk outside of Theatre Box, a new 73,000 square-foot theater complex in San Diego.

Pitbull

The project is a partnership between Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre and celebrity sweet shop the Sugar Factory.

The self-proclaimed Mr. Worldwide will be the first to put his hands in the cement outside the San Diego theater, where he will presumably be followed by others to create what is conceived as spinoff of the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

According to announcement from the new venue, the theater will be open on December 14 with a DJ session by rapper and comedian Nick Cannon, a San Diego native.

The new complex will include an eight-screen movie theater and a sports bar “with the biggest television screens in San Diego.”

The entertainment mall will take up an entire San Diego block, on Fifth Avenue at the corner of G Street.

Bufoni to Appear at the 2016 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards

Leticia Bufoni is ready to Kid around…

The 23-year-old Brazilian professional street skateboarder is among several top athletes who’ve signed on to take part in the 2016 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards.

Leticia Bufoni

Bufoni, who became the only female athlete to win three X Games gold medals in the same year back in 2013, is nominated in the Queen of Swag category.

In addition to Bufoni, other top athletes set to participate include Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

In addition, Nickelodeon has lined up Nick Cannon, along with several other top athletes, to hit the stage at UCLA‘s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.

Also taking part are Curry’s Warriors teammate Klay Thompson and fellow NBA pro Iman Shumper (Cleveland Cavaliers); NFL players Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Von Miller (Denver Broncos); MLB player Prince Fielder (Texas Rangers); NHL player Tyler Toffoli (Los Angeles Kings); Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza (American Pharoah); professional snowboarder Jamie Anderson; and professional skateboarder Tony Hawk.

The awards show is set to tape Thursday and will air from 8:00-9:30 pm ET/PT on July 17.

Seattle Seahawks two-time Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson will return as host, and retired NBA star Kobe Bryant is set to receive the Legend Award.

Carey to Receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mariah Carey is about to twinkle a little brighter in Hollywood

The 45-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, August 5, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Mariah Carey

Following the news, Carey took to her Instagram account to share her excitement over the honor and to thank her fans for all their love and support over the years.

“Super excited and feeling so humbled about my star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Thank you so much to the fans for making this happen for me,” she captioned a photo of a mock-up star imprinted with her name.

Next week, Carey will be the 2,556th celebrity to receive a plaque on the walkway. Directors Lee Daniels and Brett Ratner and Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid are expected to speak about the “Without You” songstress during the ceremony.

Throughout her more than 25-year career in the music industry, Mariah — who has four-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with her estranged husband, Nick Cannon — has released 18 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has won five Grammys.

She’s currently performing in Las Vegas with a residency at Caesars Palace, which began on May 6.

La La to Star in Spike Lee’s Amazon Studios Film “Chi-Raq”

La La Anthony is experiencing a Spike in her movie career…

The 36-year-old Puerto Rican actress, businesswoman and radio/television personality has joined Spike Lee’s Amazon Studios film Chi-Raq.

La La Anthony

Anthony will portray Hecuba, a very strong, fiesty, outspoken woman who is part of a female crew/gang.

Set against the violence in inner city Chicago, Chi-Raq touts a top-billed cast that includes Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

Anthony is a series regular on A&E’s Unforgettable and starred in the Think Like A Man franchise.

Lopez Wins Triple Threat Prize at People Magazine Awards

Jennifer Lopez is the People (magazine’s) choice…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer and American Idol judge received the Triple Threat prize at the inaugural People Magazine Awards.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, a Grammy and Golden Globes nominee, earned the award for her acclaimed work as an actress, singer and producer.

“Whether its acting, singing or producing, I feel so blessed,” said Lopez as she accepted her award. “I love to entertain. We have to cherish every moment. I feel like it’s just the beginning.”

Ryan Guzman, who plays Lopez’s onscreen hookup in the upcoming psychological thriller Boy Next Door (out Jan. 23), presented her with the award.

The star-studded event included performances from Gwen StefaniPharrell Williams5 Seconds of Summer and Maroon 5.

The two-hour special, hosted by Nick Cannon, was broadcast live on Thursday (Dec. 18) on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Here’s the list of winners:

Movie Performance of the Year – Actor
Michael Keaton

Triple Threat
Jennifer Lopez

Hero of the Year Award
Nora Sandigo

On Screen TV Couple of the Year
Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina

Breakout Star of the Year
Billy Eichner

Style Icon
Gwen Stefani

Movie Performance of the Year – Actress
Jennifer Aniston

PEOPLE’s Sexiest Woman
Kate Upton

Role Model
Kate Hudson

Television Performance of the Year – Actor
Jon Hamm

Next Generation Star
Chloe Grace Moretz

Television Performance of the Year – Actress 
Lisa Kudrow

Comedy Star of the Year
Kevin Hart

Carey and Nick Cannon to Release Christmas-Themed Book

Mariah Carey is ready to spread more holiday cheer…

The 43-year-old part-Venezuelan American singer and former American Idol judge, who brought to life the modern day Christmas classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” is planning to release a holiday children’s book with her husband Nick Cannon.

Mariah Carey

Scholastic Press will publish Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas. With illustrations by New York Times best-selling artist AG Ford, the book features the Carey and Cannon’s twins Roc (Moroccan) and Roe (Monroe) as they put their own spin on the Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

The power couple commented about the picture book’s fall 2014 release in a statement from the publisher, “We are so excited to work with the Scholastic team on our Roc and Roe picture book and we can’t wait until this holiday season.”

“It’s been such a fun and collaborative process and we are thrilled to be working with Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey on this exciting project. Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas is the perfect book to read with your little ones — an adorable spin on a classic tale, sprinkled with humor and heart,” said Ken Geist, VP and editorial director for Scholastic Press Picture Books.

This is the first book for both Carey and Cannon.

Carey, however, is a quite familiar holiday presence with her song “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” A version of the song with her dueting with Justin Bieber has reached over 65 million YouTube views, and the original still stands as the best-selling holiday digital single.

Carey Leaving the American Idol Judges’ Table After One Season

It’s official… Mariah Carey is bidding adieu to American Idol.

43-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer confirmed via Twitter today that she’s leaving the Fox reality singing competition after one season.

Mariah Carey

“W/ global success of #Beautiful (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol,” said a tweet Carey retweeted from her publicist PMK BNC.

Carey’s exit as an Idol judge doesn’t come as a big shock though. Her husband Nick Cannon essentially said she’d be leaving the show back in May because of the on- and off-screen drama with fellow judge Nicki Minaj.

In addition, change has seemed to be on the horizon for the once dominant Idol after seeing double-digit ratings declines and an all-time finale low this year.

“Mariah Carey is a true global icon — one of the most accomplished artists on the planet — and we feel extremely fortunate that she was able to bring her wisdom and experience to the American Idol contestants this season. We know she will remain an inspiration to Idol hopefuls for many seasons to come,” said Fox Broadcasting Co. and FremantleMedia in a statement.

Carey follows in original judge Randy Jackson’s footsteps. He announced earlier this year that he wouldn’t be back for season 13.

Carey to Perform at the “Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular”

Mariah Carey is preparing to set fire to the Fourth.

The 43-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer and American Idol judge and country superstar Tim McGraw will celebrate the nation’s 237th birthday by performing at this year’s Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.

Mariah Carey

Carey’s husband, Nick Cannon, will host the special, which will air on NBC on Thursday, July 4, from 8:00-10:00 pm ET, with an encore presentation of the second hour of the special at 10:00 pm ET.

“Mariah Carey and Tim McGraw are the perfect complement to Macy’s exceptional fireworks display,” said Doug Vaughan, EVP of Specials and Late Night Programming for NBC Entertainment. “NBC is thrilled to have these amazing artists join us in celebrating America’s birthday.”

The two crooners have already proven their talents in the music industry. Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with 200 million sold albums and several chart-topping singles. Meanwhile, McGraw was recently certified as the most-played country artist of the past 20 years.

In addition, a superstar will help design the show, which is being called “It Begins With a Spark”. Usher will lend his artistic inspiration and talent to make the best party to celebrate U.S.A.’s independence day. 

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This year Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be transformed into a giant party in the sky captivating audiences along the Hudson River and on television screens across the country,” said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. “Since 1976, Macy’s Fireworks have grown in scale and artistry. With this collaboration with Usher, we are taking the show to the next level of entertainment spectacle, combining the very best of Macy’s Fireworks with Usher’s unparalleled artistic vision.

No word yet on what song(s) Carey will perform.

Gomez Receives Do Something Award & Grant

She may not be a Hollywood A-lister… But Katia Gomez is being touted for her A-list efforts to help those less fortunate.

The 24-year-old Latina philanthropist was the big winner at this year’s Do Something Awards, organized by DoSomething.org, which recognize celebrities and philanthropists for their charitable and activist efforts.

Katia Gomez

Gomez, who grew up in a single parent home where her mother always found time and money for Katia’s education, received the Do Something Award – along with a $100,000 grant – for creating Educate2Envision, which provides education for young citizens of Honduras.

While on a volunteer trip to Honduras, the third poorest country in Latin America, Gomez saw firsthand the effects of a young population in extreme poverty, where almost half of the population is 16 years old and younger and more than half of all Hondurans survive on only $2 a day. Gomez took her own passion for education and created Educate2Envision to show the opportunities that education can bring. Educate2Envision works in three remote and has brought secondary education to more than 450 students.

Lea Michele took home the TV Star: Female award. The 25-year-old part-Spanish Glee star thanked PETA’s Michelle Cho and reminded the audience to not ride horse-drawn carriages in New York, an issue she’s been speaking about alongside PETA.

New American Idol judge Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon picked up the Do Something Award in the Couple category.

The Do Something Awards, which also featured performances by Flo Rida and fun., will be presented on VH1 on Tuesday, August 21 at 9:00 pm ET.

Here’s the full list of winners:

The Do Something Award Katia Gomez
Athlete Hope Solo
Comedian Joel McHale
Couple Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Facebook Ben Affleck and The Eastern Congo Initiative
Music Artist Will.i.am
Style Giuliana Rancic
TV Star: Female Lea Michele
TV Star: Male Cory Monteith
Twitter Kristen Bell

Winners revealed online following the show:
City Miami, Flor.
Film Invisible Children Kony 2012
Movie Star: Female Emma Stone
Movie Star: Male Josh Hutcherson
Reality TV Show Dancing With the Stars
TV Show The Big Bang Theory