All the answers after the jump.

 

How much will Nicki Minaj be pulling down on Idol?

According to The Hollywood Reporter Nicki will be making $8M a season with additional allowances for wardrobe, hair and makeup.

So, why’s it taking so long to get the deal finalized?

The hold up is said to be her endorsement deal with Pepsi — since Idol is partners with Coke.

Once those wrinkles are ironed out it’ll be confirmed and it’s said it could be any day now.

 

Is Lady Gaga recording her new album in the nude?

 

Yup … if you believe what the UK tabloid The Sun reports.

According to The Sun, Gaga thinks that singing naked improves her vocal performance so she’s laying down tracks for ARTPOP sans clothing. Brings new meaning to the term “stripped down”, no?.

A source said:

“Gaga has really taken to the idea of naked recording. She has been recording vocals while she’s been completely starkers. She thinks it makes her voice sound better.”

Is it true? Probably not … I mean it IS the Suk UK we’re talking about. But, it almost sounds believable, right?

 

Has Russell Brand moved on from Katy Perry?

Again, if you believe the Sun UK … he’s dating Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. That’d be Ginger Spice to the lay man. The Brit tabloid says Brand and the Spice Girl were recently photographed on a date to Hampton Court Palace in London with Bluebell, Halliwell’s 6-year-old daughter.

Halliwell even hinted at a new relationship recently British mag Hello!:

“I’m not going into details,” she said, giggling. “Right now there’s nothing serious. I was a late starter on the romantic front. I didn’t start dating until I was in my 30s . . . I quite like having somebody to cuddle. I like that intimacy, it would be wonderful.”