April 2007 - Heroes of Mariah
Donell Jones producing for Mariah?
At least, it's what's written on Wikipedia, it says Donell is currently writting and producing for upcoming projects for singers like Usher, Mya, Trey Songz & Mariah Carey, but as everyone may add infos, true or not, we will need to wait for more reliable sources.
Source for the info: Jeffrey by e-mail
Posted on April the 30th.
Paul Wall would like to make grills for Mariah
My friend Rashmi (music journalist) did it again.... She interviewed Paul Wall, we all know his music and grills business, well......
Something I have to ask you is how is your grill business going?
It’s off the chain. We’ve been selling grills like crazy! I just got a call from Chris Rock so I’m going to hook him up. We get calls from all sorts of people all over the world. I gotta get somebody to translate so I know what kind they want. 
What kind of grills would you make for someone like Mariah Carey?
Oh man, I’m the biggest fan of Mariah Carey! I would design something petite and classy for her. The popular style at the moment is pink sapphire with rose gold. 
Check Rashmi's site for the full interview
Source: Rashmi by e-mail
Posted on April the 29th.
Brian-Michael Cox is working with Mariah in Anguilla 
Here's what he wrote on his MySpace page:
"So, I move around so much that I don't even know where I live anymore. LOL! Then I get a phone call from one of the biggest female recording artists ever to come way to Anguilla and do some writing for her upcoming LP. Of course I came out here. And of course I can't tell you who she is until the album comes out but nonetheless, my phones don't work and I can't recieve any emails via my blackberry (excuse me, I mean "CRACKBERRY"!) However, God has a way of making a person get some rest whether or not they plan it or not! I came out here thinking that we were going to be working all day and all night, turns out we have only been working at nights. Plus I had a night off! So I have been getting my proper rest on! My mother stays on my bumpers about getting rest. Well, Mrs. Pamela Cox-Stagg would be proud to know that I have been doing just that. This place is so beautiful and because I came out here by myself, I have been able to really put a few things into perspective about my life and not JUST my life but life in general. Although I realize that I probably am a work-a-holic (because I enjoy every second of it), I am starting to see that you must take care of yourself physically, personally, and spiritually. You have to take some time to yourself to build those personal relationships properly. Everything can't be about work, work, work. We are built spiritually. We have souls. We have to feed our souls. This is where my creativity is deeply rooted in. My soul. I understand now why romantic relationships are so important to person's psyche. I used to think I knew what romance was. I was dead ass wrong! LOL. I was dead ass wrong about a lot of things but that is what this trip was really about. It was an awakening of sorts. An awakening of a person I knew long before I was making records and working so desperatly to support myself and my family. Sure, I got a lot of work done. We wrote 4 songs. 4 SMASHES! But I was able to take care of my soul for once..."
Source: Brian-Michael Cox - Larissa by e-mail
Heroes note: If you read it carefully, it can only be Mariah... Biggest female recording artist, Anguilla, working at night and all the notes about work, soul, psyche.... also, Brian-Michael already worked several times with Mariah 
Posted on April the 29th.
No more Mary Carey
The worry of online confusion has even affected celebrities. In December the singer Mariah Carey appealed an application by Mary Carey, the adult entertainer, stripper and 2006 candidate for governor of California, to trademark her name. Mariah Carey, who had previously trademarked her name, contended in the appeal that she had “invested a substantial amount of time, effort and money in promoting the Mariah Carey.”

“Based on the similarities of the parties’ marks and the similarities and related nature of the goods described in the parties’ application and registrations, the public is likely to mistakenly associate the goods offered” by Mary Carey, whose real name is Mary E. Cook, with those from Mariah Carey, the appeal stated. Mariah Carey won the suit, and Mary Carey can no longer be credited as such on DVDs, Web sites and in movies.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on April the 29th.

"Don't Forget About Us" #1 on Muchmusic ""Get A Room Videos"
Andy let me know that on Canadian show "Get A Room Videos" in the countdown of the top10 slutty videos, "Don't Forget About Us" came at #1 .
First Hot 99.5 in Washington calls Mariah a whore, then the MSN crap and now this, the hate is definitely back... 

Posted on April the 28th.
Mariah #1 on MSN's Top Ten Biggest Divas, it's all crap....
It seems Ryan Porter from MSN putted together all the false infos and rumors to make Mariah #1 on this list.  All crap!!!!
"- she did fly coach to the set of her indie film Tennessee. On the other hand, she did make sure the stench of commoners didn't ruin the flight by booking out the entire section" - FALSE
- When performing in Toronto, she put the entire show on hold when she spotted a hole in the stage she decsribed as the size of a high-heel point. - TRUE BUT Mariah was joking
- she demanded upon arriving at an English hotel: red carpet and white candles - FALSE, oh soooo FALSE (ask the fans who were there)
You can send an e-mail to Ryan Porter about his precious infos: ryan.porter@msn.com
Source for the MSN link: coolmusic03
Posted on April the 28th.
Italian TV channel RAI Uno interviewed Mariah in the Pinko store
This interview was aired on April 22, in the show "OLTREMODA"
You can download the interview on the Italian fan site Mariah Carey Live.
Source: Mariah Carey Live - MC ITA Forum by e-mail
Posted on April the 27th.
Wanna see Benny Medina performing on stage?
Über-manager Benny Medina has done wonders with Mariah Carey's music career, so I'm wondering if he's looking to do the same for Tyra Banks.
Banks and Medina put on quite a show the other night at New York's new Spotlight Live restaurant in Times Square. The two dueted on "Proud Mary." 
Okay, it wasn't exactly a music showcase for the two. Spotlight Live is a new eatery in which customers hop on stage and sing karaoke-style.
Click here to watch the performance.
Source: E!Online (All rights reserved)
Heroes note: With all respect due to Benny (we love you mate), Mariah will surely not be afraid of a potential concurrent 
Posted on April the 27th.
Lil' L.O.V.E : annoying, tired production of Jermaine Dupri
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Strength and Loyalty
With rare exceptions ­- like a melodically punchy coupling with Twista - Strength and Loyalty is burdened by lackluster guest showings. A second stint with Mariah Carey (following the melodious calm of "Breakdown Remix") is especially weak, kept afloat by Carey's ever-bright lark but bogged down by the annoying, tired production of Jermaine Dupri.
Source: UCSD Guardian (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on April the 26th.
Mariah comes at # 45 in the Sexiest Woman in the World by FHM Readers
Source: Yahoo! Finance - FHM
Posted on April the 26th.
Was Mariah at Wayne and Anastacia's wedding?
Until now, we have no clue.... but Michael was there as Wayne's best man. Click on the scan to enlarge.

Source for the info:Freakydavid on our forum
Source for the pic: Bunte - AnastaciaUncensored
Posted on April the 26th.
Former Mariah bodyguard Wayne weds Anastacia 
Former Mariah bodyguard, Wayne Newton, married Anastacia last week.  A romantic story... All my wishes go to Wayne and Anastacia, especially Wayne who was always so good for Mariah and her fans.
Click on the pic to enlarge
Source: Contactmusic
Source for the pic: AnastaciaDreams - Kurt by e-mail
Heroes comment: Congrats to Wayne and Anastacia, you know we love you mate.
Posted on April the 26th.
Video proposal for "Can't Take That Away"
The folks at Engine Room are also holding a video contest in conjunction with the compilation. The label is currently accepting video proposals for one of three tracks from Guilt by Association: Will Oldham's cover of Mariah Carey's "Can't Take That Away", Devendra Banhart's cover of Oasis' "Don't Look Back in Anger", or Petra Haden's cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing".
Engine Room Recordings rounded up some of the biggest names in independent music to have them record versions of their favorite guilty pleasures for a compilation it will release August 7 called Guilt by Association.
Will Oldham, Devendra Banhart, Superchunk, Minutemen/Stooges bassist Mike Watt, Jim O'Rourke, Luna, Petra Haden, Geoff Farina, and the Concretes all contributed to the compilation.
Click here check the "Guilt By Association" MySpace where you can hear the "Can't Take That Away"cover, it's really good
Source: Pitchfork (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on April the 25th.
New picture of Mariah soon 
Well not exactly a new one, let's say a never seen one.  Remember 2 days ago, I asked you to react and send an e-mail to Toby Knapp of Hot 99.5 in Washington, DC who called Mariah a whore.
It seems it was his reply day today as I received, like a lot of you guys who e-mailed me to tell it, a reply of the troll.  To show how important he is and as proof that he met Mariah, he will upload a picture soon on the Hot 99.5 site
Isn't he nice?  He had the honour to meet Mariah and he calls her a whore..... the perfect gentleman....
Anyway, we will have a picture soon, awwwwww ....  too bad, he will be on it 
A big thanks to all of you who stood up for Mariah 
Posted on April the 25th.
Mariah recording in Anguilla?
According to the New York Post, Mariah is recording a new album, booked a whole month in Anguilla's biggest villa and had a studio built in....
Heroes note: Of course this is not official news, but still exciting.
Posted on April the 25th.
Ne-Yo: "Mariah didn't even discuss the drama that she went through, she just went right in with good, quality tracks"
Now that Whitney Houston's divorce from Bobby Brown has been finalized, the songstress is one step closer to her comeback.
Ne-Yo is writing some tracks for Houston, but he wants to avoid songs that scream "My name is Whitney Houston and this is my triumphant comeback," he said. "My contribution is just going to be regular songs. You been through this, you been through that—cool! We feel you on that. But two songs of that is really all you need."
He thinks Ms. Houston should take look at Mariah Carey's comeback for inspiration. "Mariah didn't even discuss the drama that she went through," Ne-Yo said. "She just went right in with good, quality tracks."
Source: E!Online (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on April the 24th.
"Lil' L.O.V.E." update
Spins: 82 (63)
Audience/ Millions: 1.664 (1.238)
Rank: 108 (117)
Please US fans: request the track in your area.
Source for the info: Mediabase
Posted on April the 24th.
Damizza and Big Boy's crew talk a lil' about Mariah
My friend E (personal photographer of Pharrell) just posted on YouTube a lil' video he made when my boyz Damizza and Butch Cassidy went on Power 106's Big Boy Morning Show on April the 3rd. to promote their new album "Back B4 You're Lonely". At a moment they talk about Mariah, nothing exclusive, but it's always nice, check by yourself.  And while you're there, take a lil' time to appreciate Butch's smooth voice.  Click here to access the video. 
Source for the info and video: Damizza and E
Posted on April the 24th.
"Lil' L.O.V.E." 
Update on Monday April 23
Spins: 63 (56)
Audience/ Millions: 1.238 (1.115)
Rank: 117 (125)
Please US fans: request the track in your area.
Source for the info: Mediabase
Posted on April the 23rd.
Mariah has been recently featured as the AskMen.com “Singer of the Week”
An interesting read and a lot of luv for Mariah 
"why we like her?
One look at her in the "Heartbreaker" video makes our hearts flutter. An accomplished artist, Mariah proves that you can have a beautiful voice, be a great songwriter and be hot."
why is she famous?
Mariah Carey's rise to glory began in 1990 with her hit song "Vision of Love." After several follow-up albums, she has grown to become a household name, as well as a diva of our era.
Click here to read it in full.
Source: AskMen.com by e-mail
Posted on April the 23rd.
A whore? Did he really dared to call Mariah a whore?
Toby Knapp of Hot 99.5 in Washington, DC was on the phone with Tommy Mottola's new protegee, young Libanese born singer Mika.. Click here and listen by yourself at around 3'30, the DJ calls Mariah a whore 
Please send your reactions to that Toby Knapp person at the following e-mail: tk@hot995.com , stay polite but represent!!!!!!
Source for the link: Popdirt - Andrew by e-mail
Posted on April the 23rd.
"Lil' L.O.V.E." gets some airplay and enters at 125 in CHR/Rhythmic 
Update on Sunday April 22
Spins: 56 (up 56)
Audience/ Millions: 1.115
Rank: 125
Please US fans: request the track in your area.
Source for the info: Mediabase - Roland
Posted on April the 22nd.
Kiss me smell me
Poor Donald Trump. Not only is his reality TV show The Apprentice at the bottom of the ratings, but his signature scent, "Trump, The Fragrance," has been discontinued. It seems his plans for a global beauty franchise have fizzled, despite the high-powered backing of the Estee Lauder Companies.

Yet Trump's fragrance woes haven't dissuaded a handful of celebrities eager to cash in on celebrity perfume. In the next six months you'll see new scents from Usher, Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shania Twain, Paris Hilton, Kate Moss, David Beckham and Christina Aguilera.

So, why are celebrities still lining up to lend their names to fragrances? It's simple: "They get 5% of gross sales," says a former fragrance company CEO, who had several high-profile starlets on his label. "As far as I know, every celebrity gets the same deal," he adds.

That can add up quickly. For example, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and Elizabeth Taylor all sit at the top of the celebrity fragrance pyramid. Each earns approximately $25-million in royalties from their fragrance licensing deals. 

Berndt Beetz, CEO of Coty Inc says: We look for artists that are multi-faceted with a strong international fan base, fans are always looking for something new from their favourite artists and really do want fragrances from them."

Companies like Elizabeth Arden are catering to these younger customers by offering brands such as Curious by Britney Spears in smaller, more affordable 30-millilitres bottles.

"What's different from the days of Elizabeth Taylor promoting White Diamonds is that it is no longer absolutely necessary for the celeb to make personal appearances in stores," says Ms. Green. Fragrance companies prefer to trot them out at glitzy fashion and social events, where they can generate major press coverage.
Source: Financial Post (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on April the 21st.

You guys are the best 
As she saw I sometimes sing for you guys, here on Heroes of Mariah,  Romina e-mailed me to request "U Make Me Wanna" for her boyfriend Lorenzo , so here ya go.....
"K-I-S-S me~~~~~~~~ (huh and I just wanna make) lo~~ve, lo~~ve, lo~~~~ve... tididididini-i-ni-i-ni-i-ni-i-ni" 

"Come hold me, come feel me, come take me, any way you want to bo~~~~o~~o~~-o~~y" 
Posted on April the 20th.

"Honey" old school joint of the day on 106 & Park yesterday
Source for the info: Andy by e-mail
Posted on April the 20th.
It's all Mariah's fault , go girl !!!!!!!! 
Blame the "Butterfly Effect." 
Like Nelly Furtado, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Jessica Simpson before her, Joss Stone has become another victim of the "Butterfly Effect." See, when a promising female artist reaches her third or fourth album, they will invariably announce their latest work showcases the "real them." And sadly, that "reality" falls somewhere south of the third-string bartender at Hogs & Heifers and just north of a Hunt's Point pavement pounder.

"The biggest magazine success story of the last 10 years has been Maxim, and in the Maximization of the music industry, the only way in if you’re a female artist is to show ass,” said Jim DeRogatis, rock critic at the Chicago Sun-Times.

The phenomenon takes its name from the album that spawned it, Mariah Carey's 1997 opus Butterfly. "Fantasy," her 1995 collaboration with Ol' Dirty Bastard, was a peek at things to come, but that album still bore the saccharine-laden "One Sweet Day" and other territorial markings of then-husband Tommy Mottola. One the divorce papers were signed, Carey's inhibitions and clothing disappeared faster than free sandwiches at a sportswriter's convention and the cry went out: Get me a rapper, any rapper. Diddy answered the call and Mariah's turn as a Bond-girl wannabe in the "Honey" video led to bikini car washes, hotpants flag waving at NASCAR races and, most regrettably, Glitter.

“But how long can you really do the coquette thing, especially with Mariah in her 40s?” asks DeRogatis. “But what do you want her to be -- Patti Smith?”

After Mariah, the Butterfly Effect began spreading like the influenza outbreak of 1918. Jessica Simpson abandoned her Christian roots before pimping out her marriage on a reality TV show, "acting" in The Dukes of Hazzard, and ultimately returning to the Carey blueprint with the post-divorce "real me" album Public Affair last year.

The Butterfly Effect cannot be stopped by national boundaries, either -- witness the profound affect it's had on the budding Canadian songbird. Five years ago, Nelly Furtado was a baggy jeaned, white T-shirted Portuguese-Canadian whose rhythmic delivery was more "Like A Bird" then a "Butterfly." Despite disappearing to have a child and releasing a second album that went ignored by much of the world, she seemed well on her way to carving out a inoffensive globalbeat niche for herself.

And now she buys body glitter by the pound, thanks to Timbaland, who turned her out like a proper female artist. Her new album? It's called Loose. The first single? "Promiscuous Girl." How subtle.

“Its for the same reason hair bands made ballads back in the ’80s: their audience was a bunch of beer-drinking wannabe biker boys and they needed something that would get their girlfriends to come to the shows,” says DeRogatis. “With the ‘Butterfly’ artists, they’re making girlish pop, but there’s the added element for the guys. The girls scream and the guys drool.”
Source: Esquire (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on April the 19th.

Some random news
Yesterday, there was a rumor about Beyoncé heading over to Def Jam and that way becoming a Mariah label mate, there are some other rumors floating around, MediaTakeOut has been told that later this year, Jay Z will announce he's leaving his position at Def Jam to create a new "super label" with Beyonce.

The Rev. Al Sharpton has cancelled plans to honor Island Def Jam CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid, as Hip-Hop music continues to bear the backlash for racist comments made by radio jock, Don Imus. Sharpton was to honor Reid with the James Brown Memorial Cultural Impact Award during the National Action Network's annual four-day convention, which started today (Apr. 18) at the Sheraton in New York. According to Sharpton, he has withdrawn the award for Reid, in the wake of criticism over the content of some rap lyrics. Sharpton said he intends to name and target corporations that support "gutter" rap. Artists under LA Reid's watch include Jay-Z, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Fabolous and others.
Posted on April the 19th.

End May, early June
You were alot, and I mean A LOT to e-mail me about this.  All I can say at the moment is that we can expect some good news end May, early June 
And all we can do while waiting is dancing like that lil' banana 
Posted on April the 19th.
Bono and Madonna?  Michael Jackson and Mariah? Paul McCartney and Paula Abdul and the list can go on.....
Last night on American Idol they talked about a duet at next week’s showbetween two mega-stars...it’s summed up better by this site
Idol Gives Back Update: Ryan calls next Wednesday’s event "the most important
event in American Idol history." He lists the long name of stars again, and then give us this BIG TEASE: Two mystery mega-stars will perform a duet "you’ll have to see to believe." Start guessing: Bono and Madonna? Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey? Paul McCartney and Paula Abdul? Meatloaf and Kat McPhee? 
Source: TVSquad - MariahConnection - Simona by e-mail
Posted on April the 19th.
Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh, end May, early June....... 
Posted on April the 18th.
"Lil' L.O.V.E." single is not scheduled for a Belgian release at the moment.
Posted on April the 18th.
Please check your local CNN for the Special Larry King - 50 Years of Pop Culture
Due to the sad event which happend at Virginia Tech, programs may change.
Mariah is listed among the numerous celebrities featured in the two-hour special Larry King -- 50 Years of Pop Culture.
At the moment, on CNN International the program schedule appears as follow:
April 18th: 3am to 5am
April 20th: 7am to 9am - 4pm to 6pm - 9pm to 11pm
April 21st: 7am to 9am
Posted on April the 18th.
In an effort to get money rumors are swirling that Bey make pack up her freekum dress and head over to Island Def Jam a la Mariah Carey
Beyoncé Knowles and her lawyers are looking forward for a big payday. The diva only has two more albums left on her contract to Sony, and insiders say she's gearing up for a major renegotiation with the label. Her longtime boyfriend, Def Jam president Jay-Z, "has been trying to get her to Def Jam for a while. He would love to oversee her career - he kind of does anyway," an insider told Page Six.
Source: PageSix - SOHH
Posted on April the 18th.
A new movie for Mariah with Adam Sandler?
Mariah is listed in the cast, however we need to wait for more infos and above all official infos.
Dennis Dugan is set to direct the comedy, You Don't Mess With the Zohan for Columbia Pictures and Sandler's Happy Madison.

He's reteaming with Sandler in the film centering on a Mossad agent (Sandler) who fakes his death so he can move to New York and become a hairstylist. The Hollywood Reporter says Rob Schneider already has boarded the project as an East Yistannen cab driver.

Judd Apatow, Robert Smigel and Sandler wrote the screenplay for You Don't Mess With the Zohan; shooting will begin in the summer in Los Angeles and New York for a summer 2008 release.
Source: Hollywood.com - TheWholeStory
Posted on April the 18th.

Days and nights are so long when we have no Mariah news
Due to a high request, I'm gonna sing for you guys:
I wish that we could,  blow out the speakers, over n over to them Jodeci cuts
Forever your lady, you act right then , then maybe
Ain’t nothing to talk about with the music loud so they wont hear me say
Ah-hahaha ahh, come and be my one and only tired of being so lonely, come hold me
C'mon sing with me guys.....
Ah-hahaha ahh, I wanna wrap myself around you whenever you want to, come make me say
Ah-hahaha ahh, come and be my one n only, tired of being so lonely, console me
I can't hear you, make some noise.....
Ah-hahaha ahh, I wanna wrap myself around you whenever you want to, come make me say-ay
Posted on April the 17th.
"What Would You Do" as Special Flashback Joint on new mixtape
My homie DJ HUSTLE is releasing the "Westcoastin' 2" mixtape with an impressive tracklist.  Hosted by Damizza and Butch Cassidy, you'll be able to buy the mixtape at DJ HUSTLE's MySpace soon.
You can check the full tracklist here.
31. Butch Cassidy & Damizza - What Would You Do (Remix) (feat. Mariah Carey & Nate Dogg) [Special Flashback Joint]
Source for the info: DJ HUSTLE
Posted on April the 16th.
"Lil' L.O.V.E. promo cd
Scan of the Lil' L.O.V.E. promo cd, this cd contains "Lil' L.OV.E." feat. Mariah and Bow Wow, main version and 2 calling hooks.

Click to enlarge
Source: Mark by e-mail
Heroes note: If there's a promo cd, there's maybe a chance for a release, let's keep our fingers crossed.
Posted on April the 16th.
Mariah featured in April issue of Playboy France
Mariah's interview and a few pictures are up in the April issue of Playboy France.  Unfortunately, she's doesn't make the cover.
Source for the info: Rosario by e-mail
Posted on April the 16th.
"Wise Girls" Polish DVD 
In Poland, the new issue of Gala magazine comes with the "Wise Girls" DVD. It's a picture disc in cardsleeve (English/Polish language + English/Polish subtitles).

Source: My friend Marcin from Mariah Polska by e-mail
Posted on April the 16th.
It was a rumor: Mariah has NOT been in the studios with Stargate
Remember, according to a fan who works at SonyBMG, Mariah was in the studio with Stargate, one artist at SonyBMG was due to go in with them and they had Mariah in early March.  Well, it was a rumor....
Mikkel Eriksen (StarGate producer) let me know they have not been in with Mariah but hopefully they will in the future...
Posted on April the 15th.
Fans francophones, vous pouvez consultez les infos dans la section francophone de Heroes of Mariah
Posted on April the 15th.
Not many news..... except....  they played "Friendz" on Belgian radio Fun Radio 
This morning, you could already feel a very warm day coming, so with Jack, Kinou and Mamy Lamb (), we decided to escape from the heat of the city and it was a good idea as in the afternoon it was 30° degrees (86 Farenheit) , mid-April and in Belgium, it's unbelievable.
Anyway, we had fun going in some quiet and fresher areas, well not so quiet anymore as we blasted Mariah and Damizza tracks 
On our way back, at around 19h, Jack wanted to listen to some infos in the car and..... yayyyyyyyy, Belgian radio Fun Radio was playing "Friendz" (N.O.R.E feat. Mariah and Big Pun), we became insane ... "Touch my body, feel my body, touch me papi"
Thanks Dj Noise P, you're the best!!!!!
Posted on April the 15th.
Ne-Yo interview with a small Mariah mention
My friend Rashmi, music journalist, was able to make an interview of Ne-Yo, it's very interesting and contains a small Mariah mention, head over to her site to read it.
Source for the info: Rashmi by e-mail
Posted on April the 13th.
Pffffffffff.... "Lil' L.O.V.E" won't be the second single 
In an interview with Billboard, Layzie Bone said the second single of Bone Thugs new album "Strenght & Loyalty"  is a toss-up between the two Swizz creations on the album, "Bump in the Trunk" and "Candy Paint.".
Strength and Loyalty" is the second album the group will release as a trio. Former member Bizzy Bone left Bone Thugs in 2003 due to creative differences, and fifth member Flesh-N-Bone is serving an 11-year prison term.
Posted on April the 13th.
Mariah featured again in PETA's Press Release
Wearing nothing but Uncle Sam hats, patriotic panties, and a red-white-and-blue banner reading, "We’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur," a bevy of sexy PETA beauties will collect donated fur coats for the needy in Philadelphia on April 16, the eve of "tax day." PETA reminds prospective donors who no longer want to be associated with the cruelty inherent in every fur coat or collar that their donations are tax-deductible. Many former fur-wearing celebrities have donated coats to PETA, including Kimberley Hefner, Mary Tyler Moore, and Mariah Carey, whose coat will be on display.
For more infos, head over on PETA's site

PETA is also asking the following in their "Action Alerts"
Warning, I couldn't watch the video more than 1 minute, this needs to be stopped!!!!!
Tell 'Material Girl' Madonna That Animals Are Not Ours to Wear 
Please tell Madonna that you are disappointed that she would promote the violent and bloody fur industry by wearing a $70,000 chinchilla-fur coat. On fur factory farms, chinchillas are confined to tiny, filth-encrusted wire cages and are killed by having their necks broken or being electrocuted. The animals convulse, shake, and often cry out before they have heart attacks and die. Crude killing methods aren't always effective, and sometimes animals "wake up" while they are being skinned. See for yourself how chinchillas are raised and killed on fur factory farms.
PETA has written to Madonna on several occasions to let her know about the suffering that goes into every fur coat, yet she continues to wear the hides of abused animals.
Please contact Madonna and tell her that promoting the violence of the fur industry is unacceptable:
c/o Liz Rosenberg
Warner Bros. Records
1290 Sixth Ave. 
New York, NY 10104
Source: PETA (All rights reserved)
Posted on April the 13th.

Belgian magazine "Story" supports Mariah acting again 
I had finally a lil' time to read the article published in this weeks Belgian magazine "Story", talking of "Tennessee" and the fact Halle Berry won an Oscar for her acting in "Monster's Ball" from Lee Daniels, they write:
"We need to wait to see if there will be a golden statuette for Mariah.  It's absolutely not unimaginable, 'cause if there's one thing we can remember of Mimi, it's for sure that you never may underestimate her" 

Belgische "Story" steunt Mariah met "Tennessee" 
Toch een beetje tijd gehad om de artikel van "Story te lezen, wanneer ze schrijven over "Tennessee" en dat Halle berry een Oscar won voor "Monster's Ball" van Lee Daniels, hier is wat ze schrijven:
"Of er voor Mariah ook een gouden beeldje in zit, valt nog af the wachten.  Ondenkbaar is het alleszins niet, want als er een ding is dat we kunnen onthouden van Mimi, is het wel dat je haar nooit mag onderschatten."

Le magazine belge "Story" supporte Mariah pour "Tennessee" 
J'ai enfin eu un peu de temps pour lire l'article paru dans le "Story" de cette semaine, en parlant de "Tennessee", ils font référence à Halle Berry qui a remporté un Oscar pour son rôle dans "Monster's Ball" de Lee Daniels, ils écrivent:
"Nous devrons encore attendre pour savoir si Mariah remportera aussi une statuette d'or.  Ce n'est en tous les cas pas inimaginable, car s'il y a une chose que l'on peut retenir de Mimi, c'est bien qu'il ne faut jamais la sous-estimer"
Posted on April the 12th.

Mariah featured in this weeks edition of Belgian "Télé Pocket"
A lil' picture and the adoption rumor.
Posted on April the 12th.
4 pages in Belgian magazine "Story" 
Yes, 4 pages with pics of Mariah in her appartment and an article, nothing really new for fans, but "normal" people will discover it (notice the "normal" ).
Good promotion!!!!
Posted on April the 11th.
Mariah in French magazine "Public"
Mariah is featured with a pic (the one from Thanksgiving with the lil' girl) and a short article about the adoption rumor.  For once in this kind of  French press, it isn't trash.
Source for the info: Steph on our forum
Posted on April the 11th.
SOHH's Soulman praises Mariah 
Man of the moment, Ne-Yo, has long been a favorite of the press. We love this dude because he speaks his mind. He recently put Trey Songz in check for charging fans for taking a photo with him and now he is getting at Whitney Houston by saying the songs he's heard from her highly anticipated 'comeback' CD are BORING! 

"They all had the one same theme, which was 'My name is Whitney Houston and this is my triumphant comeback,'" Ne-Yo told The Sun. 

Ne-Yo was asked to rank the songs by Clive Davis himself. As previously reported on SOHH, Ne-Yo assured us here would pop off some hits for Nippy, but as it turns out... things aren't looking so good. 

Soulman says..... Too many chefs in the kitchen seemingly all preparing the same meal. Don't it seem like everyone has written a song for Whitney? If you checked Mariah Carey's 'comeback' cheat sheet, she at least co-wrote her own stuff. If you leave that totally up to someone else how are you ever gonna be able to add in your own flava. 

*Mariah Carey fans forgive me for calling it a 'comeback'... she's been here for years. 
Source: SOHH
Posted on April the 11th.

The good ol' days of Hollywood
The trend of fast-food entertainers has flooded the main stream and has inspired almost everyone to try out to be an upcoming star in the entertainment industry.
Whether it's "American Idol", "America's Next Top Model" or "The White Rapper Show", anybody can bypass the struggles to stardom to live out their "dream."
I miss the good ol' days of Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey or Pink, who had to work their butts off to get to where they are. They can actually call themselves entertainers and not gimmicks. 
Sourece: Daily Kent Stater
Posted on April the 11th.
One more to add to the producers list ....
T.I. is making beats for Mariah 
In an interview with Vibe, T.I. reveals he's working on other peoples' records, and he's got a slew of film projects in the works, too. On the music front, he's been helping BG out with his new record. He's been juicing up his producer game, making beats for artists like Mariah Carey, Cassidy, Rick Ross, Young Joc and Young Dro. "Whether they use the beats or not is up to them," he said. 
Posted on April the 11th.
Mariah will be featured in the next edition of Belgian magazine "Story"
The magazine will hit the stores this Wednesday.
Source for the info: Elise on our forum
Posted on April the 10th.
Who's Sundafu?
Yesterday I posted the picture and info that Teresa from HonourMariah sent me a few days ago (I couldn't post it earlier as I was away for a lil' Easter break ), exept being a producer for Angela Via which you can hear on his MySpace, I didn't know exactly who he was.  So, I made a lil' research.
Sundafu is born in Liberia. At the age of 18, he headed to Hollywood and success came quickly for the young singer and songwriter. In 1999, Red Ant Records’ R&B standout Aaron Skyy instantly took notice featuring Sundafu’s song “Why?” on his album “Skyy’s The Limit.” As Sundafu spent time co-producing this album, he realized his deepest passion was producing records. 
He's the man behind Foxi Nova and his ability to develop talent made him become one of the hottest new record producers in the music industry.
As you can read on his page, one of his heroes is L.A Reid which probably explains why he will work with Mariah.  He's also a former protégé of Babyface, if you read the news below, it probably also explains why he will work with Mariah.
Posted on April the 10th.
Universal Music Publishing Group Signs Babyface
You can read the Press Release on Universal Music Publishing Group.
Posted on April the 10th.
Mariah items auctionned to help families of 2 police officers gunned down
Former “American Idol” contestant Elliott Yamin held the morning concert at 96.1 The Beat Tuesday to help raise money for the families of fallen police officers
who were gunned down two weeks ago in the line duty. 
In addition to the concert, the radio station also held a silent auction featuring items from Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jay-Z and Mariah Carey totaling more than $50,000.
Source: News 14 Carolina (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on April the 10th.
US files WTO cases against Chinese piracy
The U.S. will file two cases against China at the World Trade Organization in its efforts to stop Chinese piracy.
U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab announced the move yesterday at a press conference, flanked by a table loaded with boxes of fake versions of DVDs including "Walk the Line," "Jarhead" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"; CDs including Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross; books, including a "Harry Potter" novel; and Zippo lighters.
Source: News World Communications (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on April the 10th.
And the list grows..... A new producer...
On Producer Sundafu's MySpace page (a.k.a. Young Phenom), he displays a pic of him and Mariah as his main picture and also in his slide show.
His profile also states he is currently working on Mariah's new record.
Click on the pic to enlarge
Source: Teresa from HonourMariah by e-mail.
Posted on April the 9th.
Singer Maristella trained with Mariah's mom
Local pop singer hits anti-war note 
The township may be known for Beatties Dam, Passaic Valley High School and the Mill, but now it boasts another draw: Maristella, a budding international pop artist, also calls it home.
The pixie-haired song-stress just released the single "Read My Bush," which takes aim at the Bush administration's handling of the Iraq war.
"I was against the war from the very beginning," she said. "I feel like our country's been abandoned. It seems like more people are aware and asking questions."
And her lyrics bring her point home: "You think that you're so tough," she sings. "C'mon, give us the truth/we've finally had enough/the traitor here is you." 

But political techno-pop isn't this singer's only forte. Trilingual Maristella has written for Laura Pausini, a Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning Italian pop singer, and has participated in the Sanremo Music Festival in Italy as well as the MIDEM music festival in Cannes, France. 
Born in Hoboken, the now 30-something Maristella at age 6 convinced her parents to buy her a second-hand piano, and has been hooked on music ever since. 
"Mom was a big influence," she said. "We'd listen to show tunes and Italian songs. She had a very open mind about music." 

Following a stint at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied classical voice and piano, Maristella trained with Mariah Carey's mother, Patricia, who she said convinced her to begin singing in Italian.
"She said, 'You're Italian, why don't you sing in Italian,'" Maristella said. "She was an influence in helping me pursue my roots."
Source: North Jersey Media Group (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on April the 9th.

BET news for US fans
BET DIGITAL MEDIA GROUP Makes History with Launch of Mobile Fan Club for Top Rated Music Program, 106 & PARK 
Scott Mills, CFO of BET Networks and President of the newly created BET DIGITAL MEDIA GROUP announced the launch of the 106 & PARK MOBILE FAN CLUB. BET Mobile is extending 106 & PARK, the #1 music show on television to the mobile audience by offering subscribers unique digital content, BET digital assets, a subscription to the newly created mobile magazine, 106 & PARK Off-The-Couch and VIP access to BET events and select artist appearances all for free! 106 is the first music countdown show to have a mobile fan club, available through all domestic carriers. To become a member of the 106 & PARK MOBILE FAN CLUB, one must text IMIN to 23898.
Click here to read the entire Press release
Posted on April the 9th.
Photo: Mariah & Benny
Never-seen-before picture of Mariah and her manager Benny Medina that was shown right before Benny was introduced to the girls of Cycle 8 on April 5th.'s
episode of America's Next Top Model.

Click to enlarge
Source: Pauline for MariahDailyJournal - Andy by e-mail
Posted on April the 9th.
Happy Easter 
As I'll be away for a short break until monday, I wish you all a happy Easter.
Watch: UK PINKO Campaign Highlights
To celebrate Mariah’s Pinko campaign, Pinko UK have come up with a highlight reel of Mariah’s campaign launch in the UK in February 2007.
Click here to watch the video, it may takes a few minutes to buffer the stream.
Source: Pinko - Mariah Connection
Posted on April the 5th.
Can you feel the love....
The Advance-Titan asks UW-Oshkosh professors to put their MP3 player on shuffle and talk about what comes up.  Ben Munson talks to Grace Lim, an adjunct professor in the journalism department at UW-Oshkosh. She moved to Oshkosh in 2002 after working as a staff correspondent at People Magazine’s Miami bureau. She also served as a staff reporter for The Star, The Miami Herald and the Austin American-Statesman.

Mariah Carey, “I’ll Be There”
GL: I like this song. This is before she went crazy or had her breakdown or whatever. I grew up with this. This is a four-minute song. Do you really want to listen to this?
Advance-Titan: Yes.

GL: This is pre-“Glitter,” you know that movie that she made.
A-T: I never saw it.

GL: I don’t think anyone did. It was really bad. Well, in her defense, I’ll say that Mariah Carey really does have an amazing voice. Did you know that she’s had opera training? She just has an amazing range in comparison to some of the teenyboppers you hear now. These are the songs of my graduate school years. My music history pretty much ends in 1992.

(Mariah hits a high note.)

GL: Will you close the door, please? I hope my Village People stuff doesn’t come up. (My iPod) says that I have 3,000-some songs.
Source: Advance Titan
Posted on April the 5th.

Mariah makes Touch Weekly's "Unlucky in Love"list
The top 10 is: 1. Sheryl Crow 2. Jennifer Aniston 3. Paula Abdul  4. Hilary Duff  5. Tyra Banks  6. Lauren Conrad (US reality TV star) 7. Mariah Carey  8. Carrie Underwood (American Idol winner) 9. Kirstie Alley 10. Cameron Diaz
Source: Contactmusic
Posted on April the 5th.
And the winner of the World Request Day for Mariah's Anniversary is.... Salvador from the LA area who wins a "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" single,  as it's almost Easter a second winner has been picked at random.... Johan from Sweden wins 2 promo cards of "The Emancipation of Mimi", please guys, check your e-mails and send me your complete adress.
Posted on April the 4th.
Jasmine: Happy Anniversary MC!!!!
This month has been hectic. I attended a few anti-slavery campaign events. (It’s interesting that folks think slavery has ended but in reality there are more slaves existent in today’s world than there were generations ago.) Macy ‘high pitched’ Gray has been entertaining us with her antics in London. I popped to Amy Winehouse’s gig - she is totally nuts and we love her and of course it’s my girl Mariah’s ‘17th anniversary’ of her born day so much rejoicing was undertaken in the form of pink champagne on both sides of the pond! Happy anniversary MC!
Source: Jasmine for The Voice
Posted on April the 4th.
If you're a Damizza fan, his new album with Butch Cassidy (who replaced Shade Sheist in "What Would You Do" feat. Mariah, after the beef), well the new album "Back B4 You're Lonely" is out today
Posted on April the 3rd.
The winner of the World request day for Mariah's Anniversary will be announced tomorrow (my dad wasn't home to pick the winner at random, it's his task )
Posted on April the 3rd.
Did they messed up???? 
I'm in bed right now with my laptop (hehe), recovering slowly from pneumonia,  nothing really new Mariah related except... the adoption rumor, everywhere in all languages.... as I'm bored as hell in my damn bed, I decided to search other clues about that rumor and found the following:
here - here- here - here
Don't tell me they made such a big mistake!!!
Posted on April the 3rd.
3482 medias across the world report the adoption rumor
As far as we know, until now it's only a rumor, however a lot of media around the world report the info, for some of them it's even already done.
I was like, huh.... there must be something .... or there must be someone who spreaded the rumor, I know it comes from Latin radio show America Showbiz, but still... I made some research, no Mariah mention on the "Casa de Niños Franck Gonzalez" this orphanage is located in Tepic, Nayarit (Mexico), if you feel you can help out these kids, take a look at the website, click here to access it.
Posted on April the 3rd.
Mariah plays "Petz"
According to Yahoo! Italia, the video game "Petz" encounter a big success not only among video games fans, but also among celebrities. 4 million people have already come addicted to the game, Angelina Jolie bought one for her kids and played with it herself, also quoted as players are Will Smith and Mariah.
"Petz" is a video game where you can take care of pets, choose their clothes, make a walk, etc... You can take a look here.
Heroes comment: If Mariah's album is set for a last quarter release, now we know why 
Posted on April the 3rd.
Artists About AIDS book
Mariah Carey signed the book on 02 December 2001 in Berlin (Stars 2001). 
Status: SOLD (EURO 200) 
The statement reads: 
"You can make a difference - with a little love and support. Mariah Carey"
Through April 2, 2007, a total of 238 artists contributed a handwritten statement to the Red Ribbon Germany project "Artists About AIDS." All royalties from the sale of the handwritten original entries will be split between the German AIDS Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Source: Artists About Aids - Dennis from Butterfly-MC - MariahDailyJournal
Posted on April the 2nd.
Mariah's new album set for a November release
According to Matt Vote, the vice-president of IDJ international marketing department who visited Korea,  IDJ plans of 2007 are 
- Bon Jovi's new album "Lost Highway" will be released in June 
- Rihanna's new albul "Good Girl Gone Bad" in June
- Ne-Yo's new album set for late april.
- Mariah's new album set for November
Source for the info: mariahkorea
Heroes note: This confirms what several Universal European offices told me a few months ago.
Posted on April the 2nd.
Thanks a lot guys
I feel blessed to have so many friends, your "get well soon" wishes touched me more than you can imagine.
Posted on April the 1st.
Madonna phones Mariah 
Andy sent me the link to this video made by a Mariah fan.  Not to start an internet war, but we all know how some (I said some, not all) Madonna fans make fun or insult Mariah, well, here's a little revenge made by a Mariah fan.  No offense to Madonna fans but it's funny as hell 
Click here to watch it.
Source for the link: Andy by e-mail
Posted on April the 1st.
Exclusive lil' footage of Mariah in St. Barth!!!!!!
Lil' footage of our girl having fun in St. Barth, I'm happy to see she had a great time 
Click here to download the lil' vid.  Enjoy!!!!
Source: AF by e-mail
Posted on April the 1st.
Please vote for Mariah, it only takes 1 second!!!
On ALL MUSIC TV Official Download Chart, on a Pharrel chart,  Mariah's video "Say Somethin'" is featured in it, all fans can vote.  Do it now!!!!!  Please click here to vote.
Source for the info: Italian Mariah Carey Forum by e-mail
Posted on April the 1st.


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