January 2009 - Heroes of Mariah
Mariah in Wembley: some more infos
The concert will take place early April, even if the capacity is around 90.000, it is unknown at the moment if tickets will go on sale.  E-mails were already sent out for the guest lists.  If you plan to go to London/Wembley to try to catch Mariah, you should know the hotels will probably be fully booked as the event is planned by UK prime Minister to honor President Obama and all the "big" ones of the world will be in London for the G20.
Source: Heroes of Mariah
Posted on January 31
Mariah talks about "Hero"
Go on Sony's Mariah site to watch the video (in the widget kinda stuff), be sure to watch it from there to show interest.
Source for the info: SheKnows
Posted on January 31
Mariah to perform at UK Obama show?
Watch out, Wembley, Mariah Carey’s coming to town. 

The Buzz revealed last week that The X Factor’s Sinitta was in talks with Mariah over an April concert to celebrate Barack Obama’s election as US President. Now we’re pleased to report that she’s signed on the dotted line.

“Mariah is confirmed and we’re waiting to hear if Obama himself will be coming for the concert,” Sinitta told us at the Look magazine Fashion Swap party.

And while she’s getting help from pal Simon Cowell, she’s not convinced he’s as focused on the project as she is: “As I’ve never done this sort of thing before, Simon is helping in every way that he can. He is definitely making the most of being single. He’s enjoying it a little too much for my liking!”
Source: The London Paper - MariahConnection
Heroes note: Can you imagine what an amazing moment this could be, President Obama and Mariah...
Posted on January 30

The-Dream tells again Mariah wasn't aware of her feat on My Love
While chilly winds and icy rain droplets outside New World Stages in New York City were less than dreamy, the climate inside the performance space was unseasonably warm. Crowds of tastemakers sipped on signature “Dream,” “Sex,” “Love,” and “Money” libations while others snacked on mini grilled cheese sandwiches, BBQ chicken skewers, and crab cakes. The indulgent soiree was put together for the man of the hour: songwriter-turned-club banger king The-Dream. For the evening listening session, the hitmaker premiered tracks off his sophomore album, Love vs. Money (Radio Killa Records/Def Jam), for a sea of eager listeners in a theater-style auditorium. 

Onstage, L.A. Reid welcomed the crowd before exiting stage right, leaving eyes focused on a large panel screen which began to showcase vibrant visuals—erotic women, dancing silhouettes, and wads of money—as The-Dream’s sophomore tracks boomed from the speakers. Guests were exposed to the sounds of “My Love” featuring Mariah Carey, the drum-heavy “Rockin’ That Sh!$,” the Kanye West-assisted “Walkin’ on the Moon,” and baby-making jams “Put It Down” and “Sweat It Out.”

During a brief intermission, a noticeably slimmer Dream graced the crowd, dressed in a black leather jacket, black fitted cap, and neon yellow, orange, and black Louis Vuitton sneakers. Accompanying him was HOT 97 personality Angie Martinez. In a brief Q&A session with the Latina lady, the celebrated singer revealed he was presently teaming with Mariah Carey for her next album, MC3. “I’m hoping to write every record,” he beamed. The-Dream also shared a rather interesting tidbit: in interviews, he began claiming that Mariah was featured on Love vs. Money even before she heard the record she eventually sang on. “I was at Legacy Studios… There was a writer for Billboard there while I was recording. Next day, she called me and asked me who was going to be on the record. I named a bunch of people and said Mariah was on it… Meanwhile, she never even heard that song.”
Source: Rap-Up
Heroes note: Amusing fact for the ones interested in "love" stories, The-Dream recently divorced from singer Nivea is now "dating" Christina Millian. They were seen at the listening party and at the shooting of the "Rockin' That Shit" video holding hands and flirting on set.  What's funny is Christina Williams is Nick's ex and she snubbed both Mariah and Nick recently at the Sundance Festival.
Posted on January 30

Mariah's new album: Produced only by The-Dream???
During a listening session last night (Jan. 28) in New York, the artist/producer/songwriter said "My Love" featuring Mariah Carey may be the next single, and that he's also hard at work with Carey on her next album.
"We've already got working title -- well, I do: 'MC3,'" the Dream said. "I'm going to try to write every record."
Source: Billboard
Posted on January 29
Nick Cannon confirmed as director for "My Love"!!!!
The casting took indeed place in North Hollywood and the shooting will take place on Saturday January 31.
For the casting they were looking for super hot with tons of sex appeal girls from all ethnicities between 18 and 25 years old.
Posted on January 29
Follow Mariah on Twitter!
Mariah is now on Twitter!  Fans can now get instant updates on the web or on their cell phone with contest info, notes from Mariah, and exclusive Mariah news!
Click here for more infos
Source: MariahCarey.com
Posted on January 29
The Ballads highest debut this week at #10 with 29.000 copies
The highest debut this week comes at no. 10. It's Mariah Carey's Ballads compilation, selling 29,000 copies. According to Billboard.com, it's the singer's fourth best-of set that has charted, following #1's (no. 4 in 1998), Greatest Hits (no. 52 in 2001) and The Remixes (no. 26 in 2003).
Posted on January 29
Nick directing "My Love"???
Ok, I know this isn't the most reliable source and most of the time he's a hater, but Perez Hilton got some infos:
According to a new casting notice, none other than Nick Cannon will now be directing the video of "My Love".
Auditions were held in North Hollywood on Wednesday for actors and extras to appear in the vid.
The video will be shot this Saturday in Los Angeles.
If you want the "original" text, click here, I'm not gonna post Perez' hateful notes.
Posted on January 28
Way too late.....
Thanks to the New York Post' shit (see january 23 news), the lie spread around the world like a virus, will the correction spread so fast??? 
Carey hits back at Obama snub claims
Mariah Carey has hit out at claims she left Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony because organisers wouldn't allow her onstage with the President - insisting over-enthusiastic fans forced her to flee for her own safety. The singer was reported to have walked away from the Washington D.C. event on 20 January (09) after discovering she would be sat with other celebrities, instead of standing alongside Obama on the podium. 
A source told the New York Post, "Mariah was in the VIP area, where every celebrity, like Jon Bon Jovi, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen, was seated. 
"But somehow she thought she'd be up with the Obama family. When she realised she wasn't, she bailed." 
But the singer has spoken out to silence the gossip, insisting she and her husband Nick Cannon were hounded out of their spot in the crowd by fans. 
Carey's representative tells People magazine, "When she and Nick arrived in their section, she was surrounded by fans, but unfortunately it caused too much of a ruckus and it became a little unsafe. She was then escorted to safety by police."
Source: Contactmusic
Posted on January 28
"My Love" gains spins but looses audience (in the US)
Period       Audience    Spins 
1/27/2009    0.807        163 
1/20/2009    0.916        110
Source: Mediabase
Posted on January 28
26.932 copies of The Ballads sold in the first week in the US
Accorging to Hits Daily Double, 26.932 copies of The Ballads were sold in the first week of the release.  I guess it will increase in the next few weeks with Valentines' Day.  At least, we know Mariah has 26.932 hardcore fans in the US 
Posted on January 27
MC³ on the way????
The-Dream about Mariah's new album
The Dream went on DJ Skee' show and talked about Mariah's new album.
He said he has worked on Mariah's thing for the last 4 days.  According to him, the working title for the next album is MC³. 
On the sound he's working on for Mariah's new album, he says he's trying to do the whole thing.
On the directions he want her to take, he says he's trying to write an album that includes the focus of the hits she already had. "Endless Love", "My All", "We Belong Together", "Touch My Body", these type of records, basically they are trying to make a "greatest hits" without using her greatest hits. 
You can watch and listen to the interview by clicking here.
Source: DJ Skee MySpace
Posted on January 26
Mariah and Nick: House Hunters?
They’ve been riding high on marital bliss ever since their wedding last year.  And yesterday Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were spotted looking for a new love nest.
The “Always Be My Baby” singer and her hunky husband took to the streets of North Hollywood in search of a perfect place to call home.
And from the looks of it, these two aren’t interested in anything less than the best, as they checked out a few amazing properties before calling it quits.

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Source: GossipGirls
Posted on January 26
"Tennessee" official page updated
Updated with HQ pictures and Mariah's Right To Dream.  Go quick take a look!
Source for the info: Taz by e-mail
Posted on January 26
Jasmine's holidays with Mariah: part 3
More jet-setting for Jasmine
Disneyland, the Bahamas, New York...Jas manages to cram it all in with ease with all of my jet setting this month, my mate Monique said I've been in the air more often then a Russian gymnast and probably had more turbulence than Coolio displays in the Big Brother house! 

After St Barts, the next stop was Mr and Mrs C's (Mariah and Nick's) home in the Bahamas. But as we were flying, we realised it was too dark to land their jet plane, so we stopped off at Atlantis in Nassau for the night, where we had dinner at Nobo and enjoyed the stunning ocean beach views. 

The next day, we flew to the Bahamas and spent two days relaxing and playing loads of games, before heading to New York. But before we got there, Mrs C declared: “Let's have one last festive moment before we go home, Jazz dahling. Let’s go to Disneyworld!” 

With that, we stopped the jet in Florida and spent the afternoon in Disneyworld. Mr and Mrs C took me on all the scary rides including their favourite: Tower of Terror. 

Then we hopped back on their jet to New York. I was going to celebrate my birthday in the Big Apple on my real birthday, but Estelle would’ve been away on her American tour with John Legend. So Estelle insisted on throwing a pre-birthday dinner party for me at the fabulous Japonais restaurant in Manhattan. 

I assumed it would be a small group of a few of my American and English peeps, but it ended up being a private room bash with 27 people, complete with fabulous cocktails and delicious food. The only thing missing was my ‘London girls.’ 

The UK side was in full force with peeps like Estelle, singer and choreographer Royston and MTV comedian Kojo all in the mix. 

For once, the Americans weren't louder than the Brits. My American peeps included Mr and Mrs C, Mariah’s friend Maryann, her backing singer Michael, and the infamous musical legend that is Trey Lorenz, amongst others. 

We tried to play one of my favourite games – Concentration – but some peeps who shall remain nameless just couldn't get the clapping, clicking and snapping on time, so we just put on silly specs and goofed around. 

Mrs C and Estelle had a nice chat, which was beautiful, and myself and Mr C continued imitating and ridiculing each other’s accents and laughing at how we both 
pronounced the word ‘orange.’ You had to be there! 

Then, Nick and a couple of the other boys snuck in with my birthday cakes – yes, plural – covered in sparklers. I tried to look graceful as I blew out the candles, hoping the many ‘geisha’ cocktails and champagne that Estelle had slipped down my neck weren't going to re-emerge. 

Even though I made a pact with two of my friends that we weren't going to let Estelle drag us to a party after dinner, we were weak. Estelle can be very persuasive! So we popped up the street to the Goldbar where we had a mass toast with lemondrop shots and danced the night away doing crazy moves to old school tunes. 

As I staggered to my bed at 5am I thought many thoughts: I love Estelle; my dress is too short; I'm really getting too old to do this sort of thing. But I love it!
Source: Jasmine for The Voice
Posted on January 26

Mariah on Yahoo's frontpage!
Critics salvaged Mariah Carey's acting skills in "Glitter" but now they may have to eat their words!

Posted on January 25
Mariah's message at "An Evening of Stars® Tribute to Patti LaBelle" 
The show honoring Patti LaBelle and benefiting the United Negro College Fund was taped on September 13, 2008 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and aired today.  Mariah didn't attend the show but recorded a message.

Downloads: HD - DVD
"She's beyond a great person. She has a beautiful heart.
You can't help but listen to her when she sings.
No one deserves this award better than Patti, and I'm happy for her."
Thanks to Moony
Posted on January 25
Sundance top prizes go to "Push"
Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic 
Dramatic Audience Award. 
Special Jury Prize for Mo'Nique's performance

The early buzz seemed almost absurd -- Mo'Nique, what are you wearing to the Oscars? -- but after all was said and done, director Lee Daniels and the cast of Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire emerged from the 2009 Sundance Film Festival victorious. The harrowing film won both the Audience and Grand Jury awards in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, as well as a Special Jury Prize for Mo'Nique's performance as the unbearably cruel mother to Precious Jones, an obese, illiterate girl struggling to survive growing up in Harlem. "Insanely awesome" is how first-time actress Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) described the culmination to her whirlwind of a festival. "I feel like I live in a bubble. Like this isn't real. Like this is the land of Oz or something."

"Push works on so many different levels," said Sundance director Geoffrey Gilmore after the ceremony, held at Park City's Racquet Club Saturday night. "It has such an emotional power to it, but it's not just some kind of sentimental bath. You don't understand that film until you watch the whole thing. You can't say we've seen this before. You haven't seen this before."

The night truly belonged to Push director Daniels, who experienced a series of grand public breakdowns as his film took award after award. "I'm sorry, I'm b-tchin' out," he apologized backstage, as tears streamed down his face and he struggled to praise his cast (including both Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz in dramatically understated roles) between sobs. "There's so much love," he said. "We don't have no money. We got $2 to make some s--- happen. We're doing this story about this fat black girl who doesn't have a voice. They're all in it for the craft." When asked to look at the bigger picture for his film -- which still lacks distribution -- he explained, "I think [this win] means there's hope for people of color. Just because Obama’s president doesn't necessarily mean it's going to translate down to our world of cinema. And I think what it does is reiterate and strengthen this power of, Get yourself a freakin’ video camera. And you go out and tell your truth. That's what I started doing as a kid, and I think inevitably, it led to this. It's just so much hope."
Source: HollywoodInsiderEW - Sundance 2009 Official site(All rights reserved)
Heroes of Mariah "Push" page updated
Posted on January 25

Will there be a video for "My Love"????
In fact until now we didn't hear anything (yet) about a video.  And now The-Dream will shoot one for... "Rockin' That Shit"....
The-Dream to Shoot ‘Rockin’ That Shit’ Video
The-Dream will shoot a video for his new single “Rockin’ That Shit” (a.k.a. “Rockin’ That Thang”) on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
“Dream is taking his expression into another dimension now,” the video’s director Ray Kay exclusively tells Rap-Up.com. “It’s gonna be a very different Dream that’ll surface this time around.”
The Norwegian director previously worked with the R&B singer-songwriter on his debut video for “Shawty is a 10"
Source: Rap-Up
Posted on January 24
Why in my opinion, Mariah wasn't treated the way she deserves...
That bullshit rumor from the New York Post (Mariah being disappointed or "furious") spreads everywhere, we all saw the lil' interview from E!Online of Mariah at the Neighborhood Ball and we all know she didn't looked disappointed or "furious" 

However, to me, Mariah wasn't treated the way she deserves during the Inauguration ceremony, while some artists got a police escort and sat in the VIP section, Mariah needed to make it by herself walking on the streets, waiting in line and turned away by the security along with Jesse Jackson, taking an elbow from someone, to finally enter and join her seats in the yellow section (second section before the Capitol steps), not in the VIP section like Diddy, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Dustin Hoffman, Oprah and who not (that's probably why we don't have any picture of Mariah at the ceremony).
That's why to me she wasn't treated the way the biggest selling female artist supporting Obama along with her hubby, is supposed to be treated but that's just me.

It seems there was also a lil' incident at the Neighborhood Ball,  Nick has been kinda putted to shame 'cause he had the bad luck to protest too much right before Denzel Washington introduced Mr. and Mrs. Obama.

Talking of the ceremony, for all of you who always try to find if or when Mariah is supposedly lipsynching, I'm gonna tell you something, did you know instruments can lipsynch too? , No?  Shame on you!  For the ones who watched the ceremony, just before Obama took the oath of office, there was a musical composition by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Izhak Perlman, pianist Gabriella Montero and clarinetist Anthony McGill  BUT it was an audio tape, recorded days earlier....
Source: compilation of infos found on the net
Posted on January 24

And another pic of Mariah at the Neighborhood Ball, this time it's a group pic

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Posted on January 23
If "My Love" tops the Hot 100, it would count as Mariah's 19th No. 1
Ask Billboard:
Hi Gary, 
Mariah Carey is featured on The-Dream's new single, "My Love." I am wondering, if the song reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, will it count as Carey's 19th No. 1?
Omar Florido, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Hi Omar,
The short answer is yes. If "My Love" tops the Hot 100, it would count as Carey's 19th No. 1, placing her just one chart-topper away from tying the Beatles' all-time record.

Now, for the longer explanation: Overall, Billboard treats any multi-artist title as an entry for each performer. So, songs billed as by 'The-Dream featuring Mariah Carey,' 'Brad Paisley Duet with Keith Urban' and 'Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat,' etc., appear in each artists' respective chart histories.

Being a lead artist does have its advantages when we compile our year-end charts. In the case of The-Dream and Carey, where one artist is the lead and another is featured, the Billboard charts department employs a system of weighting that grants a higher share of a title's chart points to a song's lead artist. Thus if, for example, the only Hot 100 chart title of 2009 by both The-Dream and Carey were "My Love," The-Dream would rank higher than Carey on our year-end top artists tally, since he is the lead act. This weighting system comes into play especially in R&B/hip-hop formats, where titles regularly show featured artist billings..

And, note that the charts team does not decide a title's billing - we assign listings based on what shows on a physical or digital product, or consult record label contacts, as necessary. 
Source: Gary Trust, Billboard's pop/adult chart manager
Posted on January 23

Kim Kardashian singing along Always Be My Baby
Click here to watch a lil' vid of Kim Kardashian singing along during Mariah's live performance of "Always Be My Baby" and "I'll Be There" at the re-opening of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami last November.
In her blog, Kim Kardashian writes: 
"OMG... Kourtney, Kristen Cavallari, Mario Lopez and I were having fun singing along during a live performance by Mariah Carey. Her show was really amazing!" 
"I love Mariah Carey! We had soooo much fun!"
Source: Kim Kardashian's official site - cocohoney - Dennis by e-mail
Posted on January 23
Warning!  New York Post PageSix's rumor is spreading like a virus
This shit is spreading fast around the US and now around the world and everyone is adding something more, the New York Post just threw Mariah like a prey for vultures....
Where are Mariah's manger/publicists/lawyers?????
Posted on January 23
Mariah disappointed with her seats at the Inauguration?
Several medias report Mariah is disappointed with her seats at the Inauguration, some even say she's furious... just google it.
In any case, I'll post some facts later today.  I found some weird stuff yesterday and even if it's a rumor Mariah is disappointed, she was not treated the way she deserves.
Posted on January 23
Belgium in shock 
Click here.
Posted on January 23
"That can't be her!"
Totally believable performances are also turned in by both Lenny Kravitz (as a male nurse) and Mariah Carey (as a tough but tender social worker), with Carey in particular disappearing so completely into her drab but sassy workaday messiah that the watcher’s mind keeps saying: “That can’t be her!”
Read all the reviews in the Heroes of Mariah "Push" page updated regularly
Posted on January 23
Pictures keep coming...

I didn't tag the pic as (unfortunately) I didn't take it myself.  Click to enlarge.
Mariah was at the Georgetown Club in Washington on January 21 at the early hours (see yesterday's news), on this pic she's with Nick (of course), Don Peebles and his wife.
Posted on January 22
Pics of the Neighborhood Ball on Nick's official site
Nick's official site is really well updated, they already posted personal pics of Mariah and Nick at the Neighborhood Ball.  Maybe we should start to follow Nick to find Mariah , by the way he will spin tomorrow at Pure - Caesars Palace...

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Posted on January 22
French radio station Ado FM played "My Love"
Source for the info: mallo
Posted on January 22
The Inauguration effect!!!!!
"Hero" is climbing on iTunes and the airplay goes up from day to day in the US.
Posted on January 22
Mariah all over de medias in Belgium
Almost all TV channels showed lil' parts of Mariah singing Hero while talking of the Inauguration, newspapers and online medias are also talking about Mariah.
Posted on January 22
No more Wild 'N Out for Nick Cannon?
According to Biz Markie who was a season four cast member on MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out," which featured two teams of comedians battling each other in a series of improvisational comedy games, "Mariah (Carey, Cannon's wife) is telling him he can't do it,".
Source: Press of Atlantic City
Posted on January 22
Oscar nominations out: no "Right To Dream"
The nominees in the Best Original Song category are:

Down To Earth from WALL-E - Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman 
Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire - AR Rahman and Gulzar 
O Saya from Slumdog Millionaire - AR Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam 
Posted on January 22

Mariah, Nick and Rob going to the Inauguration
Short lil' vid of Mariah in the streets of Washington.  Click here to watch it.
Source for the info: fomm - Andy by e-mail
Posted on January 22
Various news reports about the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball that include Mariah performance
From July 21 
- Access Hollywood
- Extra TV
- E! News
- Hollywood 411
Click here to download
Posted on January 22
Thanks to Moony
Who are these girls?
The Heroes of Mariah contest is over and we have a winner among the 92 good answers received.  I know it was hard for non-US fans (except for two) and soon I will run another more easier contest.  Congrats to Monica from Carlsbad (US) who will receive her Pinko t-shirt and her copy of The Ballads.

About the girls:
Jacque Pyles, Monica Parales and Mandy Rain aka School Gyrls are mentored by Nick Cannon.  They met Mariah back in October at Mariah and Nick's house in California.  You can eventually watch their performances and filming a video directed by Nick on their MySpace page.  And voilà!!!! 
And here's the untagged pic, click on it to enlarge.

Posted on January 21

Mariah Carey Positively Glowing at Obama Ball
And then, of course, there was Mariah Carey with her young husband, Nick Cannon. The latter was perched above the stage where was deejaying, playing the songs that went with the artists. When Wonder finished his terrific new single "All About the Love Again" from the new Obama CD (on Hdden Beach Records), Cannon launched into a medley of Stevie's classic hits.

"Do you do bar mitzvahs?" I asked. He laughed. "Why not? It's good money!"

Mariah meantime was glowing (but not pregnant) and very happy with her performance of "Hero." "Was it ok?" she asked me when we ran into each other. Her next question was maybe more relevant. "Is Randy here?" She asked of pal Randy Jackson, our mutual friend.

Alas he wasn't. Jackson was busy on "American Idol," the ratings king, listening to "Gong Show" types. Something tells me he would have been happier here.

Hanging Out At The All-Star Obama Party
Source: FOXNews (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on January 21

Mariah to duet with Nick's brother?
Mariah Carey Singing a New Tune: Nepotism
Mariah Carey is keeping it all in the family.

E! News has learned the R&B diva is lending her pipes to promote the new album from Reuben Cannon, aka the younger brother of Mr. Mariah, Nick Cannon.

“Reuben and Mariah are doing a duet together for Reuben's first album,” an industry source tells us. “They are meeting at the end of the month with Mariah's record label, Universal Music Group, to seal the deal, and Reuben is thrilled.”

Reuben Cannon was recently signed with Lavert Entertainment and is halfway through recording his album, slated for release later this year.

There was no comment on the collaboration from the Carey and Cannon camps, but a Reuben rep wasn't beyond teasing, saying, "Reuben Cannon is working on some really amazing things right now."
Source: E!Online
Posted on January 21

Mariah spotted at Georgetown Club (in the early hours)

We snapped this of superstar Mariah Carey around 1:00 AM this morning (yes, we mean Wed, Jan 21) at the Georgetown Club. What does it have to do with real estate? It was at a party hosted by once and future DC developer Don Peebles, so you see it's legit and we're not just trying to be a cheesy publication that uses any excuse to flaunt pictures of visiting Hollywood stars.
Source: Biznow
Posted on January 21
Cute Video
Mariah Carey also performed at the Neighborhood Ball while her husband Nick Cannon was the DJ for the celebration, and Kevin spoke to the pair inside the event. 
"It was one of the most amazing things I've ever experienced," Mariah says. "To be here, to perform…it was incredible, it really was." 
Click here to watch the video, Mariah comes in at about 4 mins

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Source: E!Online
Posted on January 21
Spotted At The Ceremony
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon pushing their way through a security gate line (Carey took an elbow from someone who only later realized who it was -- "Did I just elbow Mariah Carey?"; Cannon, to upset people in line: "She's gotta sing! What, do you want to sing for her?"
Source: RealClearPolitics
Posted on January 21
Pffffffff..... What a bitch!!!!!!
A source at the Sundance Film Festival tells X17online exclusively that Christina Milian had an incredibly uncomfortable (yet hilarious) run-in on Saturday night with Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey.

Christina (who dated Nick from 2002 to 2005) was at a T-Mobile party hanging out with some friends when Nick and Mariah started walking toward her. As she saw them approaching, the singer turned her back and totally snubbed her ex-boyfriend, and when Nick spoke to her, Christina "acted as if she didn't even hear him." Our source added, "You could tell Mariah was in a very awkward position."
Posted on January 21

Mariah ended the night at the BET gala
All of DC was in a traffic standstill, even celebs like Jay-Z and Beyoncé - who were provided police escorts - had to show up to events four hours early in order to make it on stage on time. Jay-Z, Diddy, Mariah Carey and Jamie Foxx all ended their nights at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel's BET gala.
Source: PageSix
Posted on January 21
Mariah and Nick mad in love
I just walked into the Neighborhood Ball and the sound system is blaring "Another One Bites The Dust." Is this a jab at Bush?

This is only one the ten balls Obama is supposed to attend, but he is only one of the big stars of the evening. Before any performances get started, Nick Cannon is the DJ. Who knew the same guy in Drumline and now married to Mariah Carey would spin some vinyl for an evening?

Nick isn't your regular DJ that just sits there and makes sure there is no downtime between songs. He did a good job of getting the crowd going -- even if he did have to resort to some cheesy tactics (This one showed up a few times: holler if the ladies party harder...harder if the fellas party harder). Mariah Carey is here too and Nick has done his husbandly duty of playing several of her songs. 

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey are pretty obviously crazy about each other. It was pretty obvious when Mariah was singing her song "Hero" (which she dedicated to "our new president") that Nick is head over heels. He couldn't stop beaming and he almost caused himself whiplash since his head couldn't stop turning from looking at her on stage to looking at her on the big screen. The real proof came a little while after Mariah finished her set and came up to the DJ booth to sit next to Nick. She too had that same glow every time she looked at him, which was pretty much all the time.
Source: SF Gate
Posted on January 21

Mariah seen...
Those who arrived before dawn to get as close as they could to the Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony suddenly found themselves crossing paths with celebrities. Oprah Winfrey - or rather, her curly head, which is all I saw - created quite a stir when she arrived in the section in front of me. A woman I ran into told me she saw actor Ed Norton in her section, which was a standing one, not even seated. As I was talking to a group of University of Pittsburgh students in another standing section, Mariah Carey and Wyclef Jean passed by. Actress Ashley Judd tried to get past a barricade to a portable bathroom there, but even all her considerable charms - and the crowd's chanting, "Let Ashley go!" - failed to persuade the police to drop their guard. 
Source: Baltimore Sun
Posted on January 21
Mariah is Nick's hero
The ball was co-hosted by Foxx, Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams and Leonardo DiCaprio, who jetted back from the London premiere of Revolutionary Road to be a part of the festivities.
And Carey's husband, Nick Cannon, got one step closer to his dream of becoming the official White House DJ by spinning the discs at the bash. Introducing his wife, Cannon cooed, "Y'all make some noise for my hero, Mariah Carey."
Source: Contactmusic
Posted on January 21
Mariah and Nick had good seats at the Inauguration
Jim Calhoun was in a charitable mood talking on his cell phone from Washington, D.C., in no small part because he'd scored "some pretty good seats'' at the Capitol for the inauguration of Barack Obama. Not as good as Muhammad Ali or Magic Johnson, to be sure. But as Calhoun cheerfully volunteered, "Mariah Carey was sitting near us.'' Calhoun was close enough Tuesday, in any case, to hear the new president talk about something that's been on his own mind lately. "Shared responsibility,'' he said.
Source: Charleston Daily
Posted on January 21
Lil' vid: Eyewitness News - Report on the Ball 
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Thanks to Moony
Posted on January 21
Mariah's second performance at the Neighborhood Ball
Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Faith Hill and Mariah Carey sang along with Stevie Wonder to his "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." The song was played at nearly all of Obama's rallies throughout the campaign.
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Posted on January 21
Mariah singing "Hero" at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball
Downloads: SVCD - DVD - HD
There are 3 parts that Mariah was in, including:
Part 1: Mariah's Hero Performance (links above)
Part 2: Short Mariah Clips - here
Part 3: Group Performance -Part1-Part2

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Posted on January 21
Pictures of Mariah performing Hero at the Neighborhood Inauguration Ball

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Source: CU
Posted on January 21
Pics of Mariah and Nick going to the Inaugural ceremony

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Posted on January 20
Mariah spotted on her way to the Inaugural ceremony
Mariah has been spotted on her way to the VIP seats of the Inaugural ceremony.

Roy Edroso (village blog) 9:21 a.m.
Thinking that if you're heading to the Mall for Obama, get off the Metro. You'll be there all day. Just start walking. :) mariah carey & nick canon just walked to the front. The Mall near the 4th Street exit is now closed. It's been filled to capacity.

Leah Carliner (Washington Post), 9: 36 a.m.
(1rst and E Street NW) -- Getting to the Event
Singer Mariah Carey is wading in the middle of a large crowd at 1st and E Street NW and she can't move. People are snapping photos.

Deborah McDermott (Seacoast)10:30 a.m. 
Late-comers passing in front of me include Caroline Kennedy and Oprah Winfrey. Someone has seen Mariah Carey. David Gregory of "Meet the Press" is mugging it up with friends. Then I get a poke in the rib. "Look who's standing just over there?" It's The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, collar up, shades on. Annie Liebowitz is just over there, cameras slung around her neck. This is very cool. 

Renee Lee (Times blog), 11 a.m.:
We’re standing about 75-90 feet from the swearing-in spot. “There’s no seat for us; we’re jall standing.”
We’ve seen all kinds of famous people so far: Mariah Carey, Evander Holyfield, Ashley Judd, (gospel singer) Yolanda Adams, M.C. Hammer.

David Crabtree (wal blog), 11:26 a.m:
Millions waiting in joyful anticipation on a day that is so very cold. Hundreds of thousands came to the Mall last night and never left. How they survived the wind chill of 9 degrees is beyond my comprehension.
Oh yes, we've seen a few notables. We ran right into Mariah Carey and Arnold, the governor of California – not together, of course.
Posted on January 20

Mariah Carey's carefree husband
The actor-and-rapper - who married Mariah Carey following a whirlwind romance last year - doesn't mind when people say his wife is more famous than him, claiming he just takes the teasing in his stride.

Asked how he feels when people say cruel things about his wife, Nick replied: "My heart goes out to my wife every time she has to hear something like that. I don't care about nothing, I'm just silly. I make fun of me all the time, I'm like, 'Call me Mr. Carey, who cares?' "

Nick added he feels "blessed" to be with Mariah.

He told US TV show 'Extra': "I'm blessed to have a partner that's truly one of those people that affect the world."

Mariah was equally as gushing about her husband, revealing the secret to the couple's happy relationship is that they are not afraid to tell each other exactly how they feel.

She said: "The secret to me is realising when you meet the right person and being brave enough to dive in and say this is the right person for me. We have fun like nobody's business."
Source: Bangshowbiz (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 20

There will not be many updates today as I want to enjoy this historic day and watching TV almost all day.
Posted on January 20
Mariah and Nick working together
A few days ago, Nick told E!Online that Mariah and him will do some comedy stuff together.  Meeting Nick who was DJing at the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball last night, MTV learned he's working on his first comedy album.  Could it be the project they are working together on????
Posted on January 20
Mariah in Push: first look

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Posted on January 19
Jan 19 Extra TV: Push Premiere Red Carpet Interview & Movie Scene 
Mariah talks about her marriage and the movie, Push. They showed short scenes from the movie.
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Posted on January 19
Mariah Carey Amazes Critics, And Her Husband, At Sundance
During the 2007 and 2008 Sundance Film Festivals, Nick Cannon was known as an indie-film actor by day, hard-partying superstar by night. This year, however, the newly married Cannon found both elements of his personality evolving.

"I'm the Sundance Kid!" laughed Cannon, who was spotted all over town during the weekend with wife Mariah Carey. "But yes, this is quite different. It's so amazing, because past years have been nothing but a party. My mentality was different; we ain't gonna go into [what was going on], but you know how Sundance can be." 

This year, Cannon has welcomed his recording-legend wife to the annual snow-soaked paradise — and Sundance has done the same. Her inner-city drama, "Push," has garnered some of the fest's best reviews, while Cannon's blood-soaked thriller, "The Killing Room," has kept pace with its own positive buzz. 

"To be able to share this with your wife — she has a film up here, and I have a film — you couldn't imagine or even hope for something this great," Cannon marveled. 

As the power couple's loyal fans know, they capped off their wild weekend by heading to Washington, D.C. to perform at Barack Obama's inaugural celebrations. But even before they caught their plane, Cannon was flying high over Carey's "Push" performance. 

"Aw man, that movie is incredible. My wife did an amazing job," he said of the flick, in which Carey plays a decidedly un-glammed, non-"Glitter"-y social worker. "And I just feel so good for her, because it's one of those things where somebody has been so great in another field, has accomplished so much in the music industry, people are reluctant to accept them in another industry. And she's just blazing it. She's just as impactful in this as she is in anything." 

Cannon insisted Carey's performance was so impactful that it even beat his own presentation as a distraught, teary-eyed homeless man in "Killing Room." 

"She blew me out the water," he conceded. "All day! 

"That's the thing: When you see 'Push,' not only do you forget that's Mariah Carey, you might not even recognize it's Mariah Carey," he insisted. "It's one of those performances. She don't talk the same, she don't look the same — she just went in and did her thing." 

When asked if Carey would be similarly diplomatic and choose his role over hers, Cannon said no way. "Well ... she sees my film tonight. So, we'll be debating that on our way to the inauguration," he said hours before the "Killing" premiere. "But this is so not her type of flick. She doesn't like horror films and blood and all that stuff. ... There's gonna be a lot of closing of the eyes in this one. But she's a true movie buff, so she'll appreciate it." 

And as these two movie buffs have been making the rounds together as the King and Queen of Sundance 2009, one question keeps coming up: "People always say, 'Are you gonna work together?' " he said. "I don't know. It would have to be something fun, like a cameo. I don't know if we would literally do a [whole film] together, but we both love comedy. So you might see us as characters somewhere and go, 'Was that? Nah.' Or something like that." 

Sure, Nick Cannon's 2009 Sundance experience has been decidedly different than it has been over the last two years. But Nick and Mariah's love for a good party was well documented in their single days, and married life doesn't have to change that — although it sometimes makes for an earlier end to the evening. 

"We've been hitting a few big events. I had a party last night — I was DJing over at Harry O's, that's the spot out here," Cannon explained. "We've been doing our thing, but then heading to the crib early, waking up and working. 
Source: MTV
Posted on January 19

Whitney Port's Beau Booted for Mariah
He dated "Victoria's Secret" Angel Miranda Kerr for over four years, but Jay Lyon is only just coming into fame of his own since appearing on "The Hills" spin-off "The City" as the lover of lead reality star, Whitney Port.

Even though Lyon and Port are all still lovey-dovey on their MTV show we hear things in their, like, real life are already rocky.

We're told Miss Whitney was specifically invited by numerous sponsors to attend the festival but declined at the last minute knowing that Lyon would be there with his "Tamarama" band. But that didn't seem to bother the gorgeous Australian musician who seemed perfectly content hanging with his best friend's girlfriend, "Guess" supermodel Jessica Hart.

The pair was getting plenty of attention at the numerous parties and were given the VIP treatment at Village at the Yard, but their "star" status was put into place on Friday night when they were booted from their booth at the Rock Star Lounge. Lyon, Hart and their posse were forced to MOVE by security to make way for none other than Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon.

Speaking of which, Carey put those pregnancy rumors to rest by literally throwing down the red wine until the early hours, probably in celebration of the rave reviews she earned for her Sundance film "Push" which premiered that evening. Mariah's impressive performance certainly made us wonder whether it was the same person who attempted acting in "Glitter" all those years ago, and even though Carey is known for her divaesque attitude she can actually be seen totally stripped back and (seriously) makeup free in this dramatic flick.
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Posted on January 19

Pics of Mariah leaving the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, January 17

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Source: CU
Posted on January 19
Jasmine's column part 2
New Year celebrated in style

Jasmine partied hard amongst a host of glamorous celebrities to see in 2009 

AFTER our regular snowy Christmas in Aspen, we flew out to St Marten and from there took a boat – in the dead of the night – to the celeb-filled island of St Barts. The ocean was so choppy and with our boat bouncing erratically across the water, our initial jokes about our ocean rollercoaster soon came to a halt. 

MC's (Mariah Carey’s) brother Shawn gallantly tried to comfort me with a reassuring arm around my shoulder, but it didn’t work. Neither did MC’s hubby Nick’s regular cackles of “only 25 minutes to go!” 

Once our feet finally touched the shore and our stomachs were steady again, we were driven to our stunning hilltop villa overlooking the infamous Nikki Beach where MC was making a quick appearance the following night at an exclusive New Year’s Eve party. 

St Barts is full to bursting with superstars every New Year’s Eve. The recent New Year’s Eve was no exception with stars like Eddie Murphy, Beyoncé, Jay Z, L.A Reid, Daniel Craig and many more visiting the island.

We made our way to the Nikki Beach dinner and party and we began with a fivecourse dinner, which included sushi, crayfish, beef and plenty of bubbly to wash it down. 

At 11pm, MC stepped onto the ocean front stage in a silver dress and a pair of vertiginous heels, and began a show of 12 songs that included many of her hits. She had the crowd – which included Beyonce, L.A. Reid and his wife Erica – screaming, singing and going nuts. 

Feeling silly, I pretended to be one of MC’s many loyal fans and screamed out, ‘We love you’ at the top of my lungs! Imagine how surprised I was when MC – despite having her back towards me –recognised my voice and said back for all to hear: “And I love you too Jasmine Dotiwala.” Hee hee 

– shame! 

Straight after her last song, MC counted us down to midnight, with the help of Nick. As the clock struck 12, fireworks went off in front of the beach all around our ocean view.  We all stood and enjoyed the excitement and it was wonderful – though I prayed that the Nikki Beach DJ would leave the decks so that the incessant Euro-dance music would stop. The Lord heard my prayer and at 1am, Timbaland stepped up and really represented with a two-hour set that had us all sweating and excited! 

It was amazing to see MC and Beyoncé take their shoes off and dance, so I joined them and we all stood on the infamous Nikki Beach huge white cushions whilst throwing some shapes. 

Most of the time, the two newly wed couples (MC and Nick, Jay and B) were holding hands or sitting in each others’ laps, and at one point, I even spotted Jay Z discreetly and playfully smacking his wife’s world famous derriere whilst dancing. Cute! 

When Timbaland dropped loads of Biggie tunes, the place was on fire with Jay Z leading our section’s dances and jamming. 

But when Tim dropped LL Cool Js Headsprung, the section went quiet and Jay Z sat down quick! 

Tim performed all his hits and then he played us lots of his new stuff – which nobody knew. Just as we were looking at him like, ‘hey, it’s New Year not your private listening session’, he dropped a classic Jay Z medley spanning from 1995 to present day, which made the club bounce on its beach front stilts! 

We left the party on a high at 3am and back at our mountain-view villa, we jumped into the cold pool to cool us down. (Well, MC’s manager Jim did!) Then, we staggered off to our individual rooms and packed our cases for our next flight to Mr and Mrs C's home in the Bahamas. What a way to bring iin 2009! 
Source: Jasmine for The Voice
Posted on January 19

The Ballads TV Commercial 
For video collectors... and don't forget to pick up your copy of The Ballads!!!!
Click here to download the commercial.

Thanks to Taz and Moony
Posted on January 18
Heroes of Mariah "Push" page updated
Posted on January 18
Nick Cannon And Mariah Carey Party-Hop From Sundance To Inauguration
After screening their two movies in Park City, the newlyweds jet off to perform in D.C.
Most people rest on the weekend. Nick Cannon has never had a more hectic, more important few days in his life. But he's loving every minute of it — and now, he's off to witness history in the making. 

"We go to the premiere tonight," he said Saturday afternoon of his buzzed-about thriller, "The Killing Room," which hits Sundance just a day after Cannon and wife Mariah Carey attended the premiere of her own well-received drama, "Push."

"And then straight from the premiere, we fly to D.C.," Cannon went on. "I'm co-hosting and DJing the Neighborhood Ball — Mariah is performing. I'm also hosting and DJing a bunch of other stuff and events. I'm ready to be a part of history." 

Cannon's support of Barack Obama dates farther back than those of many stars who'll be seen floating in the president-elect's orbit when he's sworn in on Tuesday. And as excited as he is to play king and queen of Hollywood with his new wife, he insisted that the next few days will be the culmination of years of hope and hard work. 

"I always tell people, 'I've been down since 2004!' Ever since that great speech at the Democratic Convention," he laughed. "And this entire time, this entire campaign, I've been doing surrogate work. I've traveled everywhere from Ohio to the Carolinas to Texas, just getting out there and rooting for him. It's amazing to see it all come to fruition. 

"It's a beautiful thing," he said of the new president, adding that Mariah feels the same way. "It's a time where there's a breakthrough in society — and I'm just happy to be alive." 

A recent Los Angeles Times article postulated that unlike Bill Clinton, Obama is often associated with celebrities not because he hopes their "glow" will rub off on him, but the other way around — it's a point Cannon fully agrees with. 

"It's true. That man is incredible," insisted Cannon, who has met Obama personally. "I'm always saying he's the same man in a room of four as he in a room of 400,000. He's so passionate, he's so giving of himself, and he's the same way, whether he's delivering a speech or talking to you one-on-one. He's an incredible dude." 

Although we've all been raised to believe that being a politician means presenting different faces to different people, Cannon said that what we see of Obama is the real deal. "I've spent time with him. He's one of those people who walk in and make the room warmer," he grinned. "We've got a president who gives us [a friendly handshake]; it wasn't like a [stiff] handshake. He's like, 'Yo, what's up man, you good?' and I'm like, 'This is the leader of the free world here.' " 

And since he's so tight with the new president, who's taking a short break from making major appointments, Cannon said that now might be a good time to volunteer himself for a minor position. 

"I'm trying to become the official White House DJ," he laughed. Then looking straight at the camera, he addressed the president-elect directly: "I know what you like, Barack. I've rocked with you. I've DJed before, so I'm trying to get that role. We just need to get in there and set it all off." 
Source: MTV
Posted on January 18

Mariah on today's CBS Sunday Morning show

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Mariah Carey: Once Again, The Most
Top Of The Charts, A Happy Marriage, And Headlining An Inaugural Ball: Life Is Good For The Pop Diva
Mariah Carey is one of the headliners at Tuesday night's Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. It's just the latest highlight of her life and career. 

Everyone loves a superlative - the best, the brightest - and CBS News 48 Hours correspondent Troy Roberts reports pop star Mariah Carey collects one in particular like jewelry: the most. 

She's spent the most time atop the Billboard charts - more time at No. 1 than the Beatles. 

And she's had the most No. 1 songs of any solo artist - more than Elvis, whose record she beat last August when "Touch My Body" became her 18th No. 1 hit. 

"It's so surreal," Carey says. "I'm grateful to even ... for someone to say my name in the same sentence as Elvis. I mean, come on!"

For her newest album, Carey looks to the successes of her past. It's a collection of her favorite ballads. 

"They're songs that I think are nostalgic for a lot of people, and for me as well," she said. "So I think that at this point in time, especially with the success that I had last year ... just to release the sort of retrospective of those songs, I think it's a good time." 

Roberts met with Carey at Camp Mariah, a camp for underprivileged children run by New York City's Fresh Air Fund. Mariah's long been one of its big supporters. 

"I didn't come from money at all. And I did, at one point, go to a publicly-funded camp," she said. 

She was born in 1970 and raised on New York's Long Island, the youngest child of an Afro-Venezuelan father and a mother of Irish descent who soon divorced. 

"My mother was definitely the first person who inspired me. She was an opera singer. She still sings," Carey said. 

"When did she realize you had special talent?" Roberts asked. 

"Well, my mother tells a story," Carey replied. "She said that she was doing 'Rigoletto,' and she kept rehearsing one part over and over and over. And then, she messed up. And I said, 'No, it goes like this,' and sang it to her." 

Carey says that was when her mother decided, "'OK, she definitely has a special ear. And let me encourage this.'"

There was never any doubt, Carey says, that she wanted to be a singer. 

"I started writing songs when I was 13," she told Roberts. "And I was already doing demos when I was in high school." 

After finishing school, Mariah moved to New York City, where she waited tables and sang backup for pop singer Brenda K Starr. One night Starr took Mariah to a party, attended by Columbia Records executive Tommy Mattola. 

"Tommy asked her who I was. And she said, 'This is my friend, Mariah. You know, she's a teenager. She writes her own songs,'" said Carey. 
Starr handed Mottola Carey's demo tape. 

"And then he tracked me down over that weekend, and basically offered me a deal." 

Her first album sold more than 9 million copies and earned Carey two Grammys. Her first five singles rose to No. 1, something no other artist has ever achieved.

She was 20 years old. 

"I wasn't prepared at all," Carey admitted. "I just wanted to hear my song on the radio. To me, when I heard my song on the radio for the first time, that was success. That was huge." 

It wasn't just the hits, but the quality of Mariah's voice that made her a phenomenon, with a five-octave range, and the ability to sing in the "whistle register," the highest range of the human voice. 

High, too, the critics carped, was the sugar content of her music. 

How did she deal with that kind of criticism? 

"Music has always been escapism for me," Carey said. "So I think writing inspirational songs is something I need to do. And something that I feel other people need to hear." 

As her stardom grew, her professional relationship with Tommy Mottola - 20 years her senior - became romantic, and they wed in 1993. But the marriage was a stormy one and ended a few years later. 

"Did the end of your marriage change you creatively?" Roberts asked. 

"Yes, it definitely changed me creatively, because it allowed me to come out of my shell, and to do what I really wanted to do," she replied. 

Mariah embraced Hip Hop, and a more provocative image. But by the end of the decade, her album sales were sagging. She left Columbia Records, only to be dropped by her next label. The struggle took a toll. 

"I had no moments of peace," said Carey. "And it was all at the same time as this huge, you know, disaster, with a movie and a soundtrack that I put so much hope into." 

The movie was 2001's "Glitter," Carey's first big leap into acting. It was an embarrassing failure at the box office, and came on the heels of a widely publicized hospital stay. 

She was driven to physical, emotional exhaustion, despite a circle of people that were supposed to protect her. 

"The funny thing is, sometimes the more people that are around, the less you actually are protected," she said.

"If I were to have just gone downhill because of that, just continued a roll downhill, I never would've gotten back up, and I think it's my faith in God that has always gotten me through the darkest times of my life. And music is part of that," Carey added. 

She got back up in a big way. Mariah signed with a new label and in 2005 released "The Emancipation of Mimi." It became the year's best-selling album. 

Fast-forward to April of last year. Carey's surprise marriage to actor-comedian Nick Cannon, 10 years her junior, was tabloid heaven. They'd dated for just two months. 

Did her reputation as a diva frighten Cannon? 

"You know what? What is the definition of a diva? Because I hear 'a diva is a good thing, a diva's a bad thing,'" Cannon said. "So it's like, 'If you want to think Mariah is a diva, and she bathes in Evian,' or all of that stuff, let 'em think that." 

"Where do I see you ten years, 20 years from now?" Roberts asked Carey. 

"Hopefully at a good, fun party," she laughed. 

... such as a party like Tuesday night's Neighborhood Ball for the Obama Inauguration, where Carey will perform her hit song "Hero." 

"For me to be able to say, 'I'm going to be a part of the moment' ... It's like I still can't believe it," Carey says. "Just even a little, teensy part, by singing this song - which I think is appropriate for him. 

"Because it's about not losing hope ... and I think that's the message people, especially young people, have gotten from just being able to see Barack Obama be elected president."
A big thanks to Moony
Text: CBS (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 18

And other pics... Mariah at "AXE Fix Club" (Sundance)

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Source: CU
Posted on January 18
Thanks for the e-mails... the nice ones and the mean ones 
I received e-mails, about the CARES video posted this morning.  I know it's an old news, but seriously I don't remember the video, the news yes, but not the video..
So for the ones who e-mailed me nicely, thank you, to the other ones 
Posted on January 18
"I'm in"!!!!!!!!
I don't know if this was already known, I didn't know it (or I forgot it) and discovered it today.....
Mariah is featured in the promotional video for the National CARES Mentoring Movement that is dedicated to pairing vulnerable African-American children.

Click on the pic to watch the video
Click here to learn more about the National CARES Mentoring Movement.
Posted on January 18
Videos downloads
- January 17 E! News - Red Carpet Interview at Push Premiere - click here to download.
- Red Carpet Interview at Push Premiere from MTV Blog - click here to download.
- Mariah Leaving for Push Premiere from KSL (Not Tagged) - click here to download.
Thanks to Moony
Posted on January 18
Mariah at the "Push" Press Conference (Sundance)

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Source: CU
Posted on January 18
De Niro at Carey Sundance premiere
Robert De Niro surprised reporters by turning up at the premiere of new Mariah Carey movie Push at the Sundance film festival.
The star arrived on the red carpet with his wife, Grace Hightower, where he joked with press who referred to him as 'Bobby'.
"Do we know each other well enough for you to call me Bobby? It's Mr De Niro to you," he said before adding that he was enjoying the cold Utah conditions, saying "I like the snow."
The actor was in town to promote his short satirical film What Just Happened, which is playing at the festival.
He also spoke about the inauguration of new US president Barack Obama which will take place during Sundance.
"It already is an Obama festival, in the world," he said.
Push tells the story of an illiterate, overweight teenage girl living in Harlem and stars Mariah, Mo'Nique and newcomer Gabourey Sidibe.
"Mariah is really good in this movie," said Gabourey. "Both Mariah and Mo'Nique are wonderful, so it was awesome for me 
Source: This Is South Wales
Posted on January 17
Mariah glams up after filming Push
Mariah Carey brought a touch of glamour to the Sundance Festival at the premiere of her new film.
The singer and actress appears as a social worker in Push. Based on the novel by Sapphire, about an illiterate, overweight teenage girl living in Harlem.
Mariah arrived on the red carpet to pose for photos with hubby Nick Cannon - who is also promoting a film at the festival - before chatting briefly to reporters about her role in the flick.
She told them "we don't do glamour" on the sets of Push director Lee Daniels.
"The thing that I have to thank him for is allowing me to remove so many, just, layers of persona and all that kind of stuff, and to dig deep within myself as an actress and really be able to explore this character, 'cause the material is so great that I'm just privileged to be part of it."
When asked how it felt to both have films at Sundance together, Nick - who appears in The Killing Room with Chloe Sevigny - said: "It's an amazing thing, I mean, to be able to share this with your wife, to see her do such a phenomenal job with such a great piece of art - you know what I mean."
When a reporter asked about "a little Nick and a little Mariah on the way", he joked: "In 2099!" before heading into the film
Source: This Is South Wales
Posted on January 17
Mariah and Lee Daniels at the premiere of Push

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Posted on January 17
The-Dream talks "My Love" on KISS
The-Dream was on KISS talking about his track "My Love" among other stuff with JoJo.
He says he thought it would be a good record for Mariah and a girl from Billboard heard it and asked if Mariah would be on the track, he said yes and she printed it.  LA Reid asked him if he was on crack, 'cause it wasn't true.  Then finally it went through as The-Dream said he wouldn't produce for anyone anymore if Mariah wasn't on that track.  It seems his album Love vs. Money is pushed back 'cause Reid want to promote it properly and The-Dream got an additional million for promotion.
Click here to download it
Source for the info: fomm
Posted on January 17
MTV lil' interview of Mariah

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Posted on January 17
Mariah Carey to Sing "Hero"
Mariah Carey has a beautiful voice. Her rendition of "Hero" for Barack Obama will be very moving and emotional. Mariah has the honor of singing for President-elect Barack Obama; America will celebrate our new president who has already become our hero for winning a tough election and taking on the challenge of bringing back America's strength and dignity.

Mariah Carey has been in the media spotlight for a long time. She will handle the pressure of performing at the Inauguration ball with ease. It will be fascinating to watch the range of emotions on her face as she performs for our new president and becomes part of this historic inauguration.
Source: AC (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on January 17

Some pics of the Push Premiere at Sundance
Why some? 'Cause my site is not a picture site and I only choose some 

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After party at The House Of Hype

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Source: CU
Posted on January 17

Mentions reporting that Mariah attends Sundance or will perform at the Inaugural Ball. 
- E! News - Mariah To Perform at Inaugural Ball
- Extra TV - Mariah Attends Sundance Fest
- Hollywood 411 - Inaugural Ball Performers & Sundance Fest Def Jam House
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Thanks to Moony
Posted on January 17
The contest and e-mails
Sorry, I didn't realise my new contest was that difficult for non US fans, I'll make another one soon 

Also, I'll reply to all your e-mails this evening, today, I'm gonna enjoy some rainy weather 
Posted on January 17

Standing ovation for "Push"

A standing ovation greeted Lee Daniels’ “Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire” last night at the Racquet Club, even as insiders worried that a delayed screening of Antoine Fuqua’s “Brooklyn’s Finest” over at the Eccles held up some buyers.
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Posted on January 17
Lil' video of Mariah in the streets of Park City
Mariah Carey's walk from O.C. Tanner to her car that was waiting for her on the street was a sight right out of Hollywood. Paparazzi and onlookers alike tried to get a good shot. She paused to sign a few autographs and smile, then headed for her bronze SUV with blacked-out windows. 

Before she left, her entourage let would-be photographers know what to expect, which was essentially: "If you cross this line, you know what's going to happen. I'm going to push you." 
Click here to watch the video
Source: KSL
Posted on January 17

Mariah and Mo'Nique at Sundance

Mariah attended a luncheon for her upcoming Lee Daniels-directed film Push at Stein Eriksen Lodge along with comedian/actress Mo’Nique.
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Source: Rap-Up
Posted on January 17
Mariah will attend partys 
Mariah will attend some partys while she's in Park City.  A party at the House of Hype and another one at the Kenneth Cole Black Party at The Sky Lodge where Nick is DJ of the night. (as reported on January 9).
Posted on January 16
Some great pictures!
Mariah signs autographs outside the Rolex store (Utah - Sundance)

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Source: CU
Posted on January 16
As expected 
Mariah To Sing ‘Hero’ For Obama
Mariah Carey thinks President-elect Barack Obama is a hero — and she’s going to tell him so in song, the singer told Access Hollywood on Friday.

Access caught up with Carey at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, but soon she’ll be headed to Washington, D.C., to perform “Hero” at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball after Obama is sworn in on Tuesday.

“It’s fitting for him,” she said of “Hero,” a song she also famously performed in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. “It’s appropriate.”

Carey added that she’s “nervous” about her performance, but “glad” to be of mixed race — like Obama — and to be an American.
Source: MSNBC (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 16

Mariah and Nick will do something fun together
“We’re definitely into planning a family and stuff but when everything calms down and we get the time,” Cannon told me earlier today after finishing up a workout at Gatorade’s G Gym at Village at the Yard at Sundance. “We’re just running and gunning now and enjoying being newlyweds.”

Also on the couple’s agenda? Working together! But not on a musical collaboration. So what gives?

“It’ll be something more out of fun than serious,” Cannon said. “We’re going to do some comedy stuff together. You’ll see us this year doing some really funny stuff.”

Cannon is not only deejaying tonight’s House of Hype party for Carey’s new movie, Push, but he also has his own flick at Sundance to promote, the indie psycho-thriller The Killing Room.

He plays a young homeless guy opposite Chloë Sevigny and Timothy Hutton. “It was my first real chance to be a serious method actor,” Cannon said. “I lost like 20 pounds for the role. I didn’t eat. I slept outside. I didn’t comb my hair for a month. I went into seclusion.”

(He’s not expecting his wife to dig Killing too much because “she likes fun, lighthearted comedies.”)

And after the film festival, it’s off to Washington, D.C., for the Inaugural and some big dreams. Cannon laughed, “I want to be the official White House deejay.”
Source: E! Online (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 16

Mariah en route for the Sundance
Enjoying a stay in snowy Park City, Utah, Mariah Carey was spotted imbibing in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival festivities today.
Surrounded by fans, Mimi was helped to and from her car by security - out for the Moving Picture gifting lounge following a night in which her hubby Nick Cannon played DJ at a private party held at Harry O’s.

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Source: GossipGirls
Posted on January 16
Mariah To Attend Sundance Premiere of Push
Mariah is set to attend The 2009 Sundance Film Festival premiere of Push on Friday, January 16th @ 8:00pm.
Source: MariahCarey.com
Posted on January 15
US fans: here's your chance to win Special Edition Silver Engraved Mariah 8gb Nano 

Stop by the Mariah Carey Official Store today and pre-order your copy of her newest album, Mariah - The Ballads, today! 
This album is the definitive collection celebrating the voice and career of one of the best selling and most award winning female artists in the world, Mariah Carey. It features 18 chart-topping hits including "Hero", "Vision of Love", "One Sweet Day" (with Boyz II Men), and "Dreamlover". This album will release on January 20th but you can pre-order your copy today and have it by release date!
When you purchase Mariah - The Ballads before February 13th, 2009 you're automatically entered to win this Special Edition Silver Engraved Mariah 8gb Nano.
Click Here for Rules and More Details!
Source: Mariah Official Store by e-mail
Posted on January 15
Mariah Already Working On New Album???
A while ago, I posted scans of producers talking about the new Mariah tracks, but no one never believe my crap site , maybe coming from another source people will believe it.  I couldn't check if this is accurate as it's not updated on Power 106 (yet)

"The-Dream just dropped his new single "My Love," which features Mariah Carey, but that's not all the two have been up to lately.
The-Dream stopped by L.A.'s Power 106 with Big Boy In The Morning, and talked about his new album and the fact that he hadn't gone to sleep yet because he was up all night with Mariah working on new material for her.
According to The-Dream, Mariah is already working on a new album and he's been producing some hot new tracks for her.
As you may already know, The-Dream is responsible for producing Mariah's huge hit "Touch My Body" off her current album E=MC²."
Source: DivaReport
Posted on January 15

Mariah promoting The Ballads - 4 part episode podcast by Legacy
Welcome to the four-part Mariah Ballads podcast serie, celebrating the release of “THE BALLADS” in stores on 1/20/2009.

Mariah Carey discusses the writing process of ballads and her love for romantic songs. Also, the joys of inspiring people through her music.  This episode includes clips of “Visions of Love,” “Dreamlover,” and “Hero,” plus her exclusive comments about what these songs mean to her
Download: Part1 - Part2 - Part3 - Part4
If you can't access the downloads, try again and again...
Source: LegacyRecordings - spidey - murat
Posted on January 15

Mariah promoting The Ballads
Since a few weeks, Mariah's old official site via Sony Music Entertainment is updated again. 
Here's the latest news they added:
Mariah Carey on the CBS Sunday Morning show 
Be sure to tune in to CBS Sunday Morning this Sunday, January 18, and see Mariah talk about her new CD, The Ballads, which hits stores on Tuesday.  This is a brand new interview completed a few weeks ago, you won't want to miss it.   Check you local listings for times and stations in your area.
Source: Sony Music Entertainment
Posted on January 15
Well, well, here's our old friend Don speaking about Mariah, no seriously, the guy was the genius behind the single and album promotions... 
Billboard Extended Q&A: Don Ienner
Don Ienner, IMO president/owner and the former Sony Music chief, recently sat down with Billboard for his first extensive, on-the-record talk in more than a decade. 
Who was running Atlantic at that time? Was it still Ahmet Ertegun?
- Ahmet and I think Doug [Morris] might have just been there at that particular time. And Jerry Greenberg, who was fantastic and an early mentor of mine. So, I was offered a lot of jobs, and I never wanted to leave. But when Tommy [Mottola] was about to take over [Sony Music] and offered me [the opportunity] to head Columbia at 36 years old and assured me that I could do what I wanted it seemed to me that it was the place for me to take the next step in my career.

Please pardon my wavering history here, because this was a little bit before my time, but who did Tommy replace? 
- Tommy took over under Walter [Yetnikoff], for Al Teller. Walter was the head of the world. Tommy was the head of U.S.

And this is right at the moment when CBS becomes Sony?
- Yes, that precipitated the changes. Columbia went from part of a company like CBS to a very important part of Sony. They wanted a content company to be able to be part of their portfolio. I’m sure having something to do with the whole Beta and VHS [format war] in the late 1970s fiasco that they got caught up in, which is why I’m sure they bought Columbia Pictures thereafter. But they also were very engaged in music. It was wonderful to see [then-Sony President] Mr. [Norio] Ohga watching videos, listening to music, dealing with it. Tommy built a great team. 

So, Walter was the head of Sony?
- Yes, and Tommy was U.S. and Bob Summer was the head of international at that time.

And Tommy hired you to do what?
- Be the president of Columbia, U.S.

This is around?
- This is ‘89. I went in April of 1989. I was supposed to go a year earlier, but decided to stay at Arista because I wasn’t sure how the Sony situation was going to shake out.

What did that look like? I mean, strategically, what were the biggest challenges and what did you have to do? 
- The foundation of, to me anyway, of Columbia, obviously was Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond and Tony Bennett. But, we were nowhere in the alternative music area. On my first trip to the West Coast for Columbia, in May of ’89, I heard two bands and we signed them both. And we broke both those bands - Alice In Chains and Toad The Wet Sprocket - and that was a really important thing for us to do. I brought in Steve Tip, he was maybe the most important marketing and promotion executive at Warner for alternative music. We built street teams. Obviously, Tommy had signed Mariah Carey and that was a wonderful way to kick off the new Columbia, and we worked very closely on it, from a creative standpoint, from a marketing standpoint and, really, it was an incredible run.

You were there when that first record came out, "Vision of Love"?
- I was the head of the company and "Vision of Love" was my pick. Not too many people wanted that song, but that was the one that I knew was the pick because it was an R&B record, and it was only her—she was the only one that could have written and sung that song. Of all the great songs on that album, this is the one that I felt would define her most, and it went on to be one of the songs of the year. Number 1 R&B record, number 1 pop record. It set up an incredible string of number 1’s for her.

What do you think of Mariah’s career trajectory at this point?
- Well I’m thrilled that she had a comeback from the unpleasantries of a few years ago, with the movie ["Glitter"] and everything. It just shows her resilience and it shows she stays in touch, she stays current, she knows what she’s doing. 

Click here to read the entire interview
Source: Billboard (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on January 14

New Heroes of Mariah contest
Wanna win a Pinko t-shirt and a copy of The Ballads?  Here ya go....
Who are these young girls with Mariah?  They sing, they dance, you'll see them next week on TV (in the US).
E-mail me your answer.  Closing date 20 January.  When the contest is over I'm gonna post the untagged pic, 'cause I didn't take it myself 

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Posted on January 14
Elizabeth Arden new arrivals: Luscious Pink Deluxe

Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink Deluxe Edition Parfum ($600 value) at $75.00 
Introducing Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink Deluxe Edition, a collector's luxe parfum fragrance.

Inspired by love and the richness it brings to one's life, Luscious Pink Deluxe Edition is the ultimate in sensuality and luxury and the purest essence of the original Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink fragrance.
Click here to order it
Source: Elizabeth Arden
Posted on January 13

Official Press Release
Presidential Inaugural Committee Announces Talent Lineup for Neighborhood Ball and Kids’ Ball
We’re excited to announce the producers and initial talent lineup for “The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration,“ which will air live on ABC (8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, Tuesday, January 20), and the “Kids’ Inaugural:  We Are The Future,“ a concert honoring military families airing on Disney Channel (8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, Monday, January 19).

Musical performers scheduled for the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball include:

Mary J. Blige
Mariah Carey
Faith Hill
Alicia Keys
Stevie Wonder
Nick Cannon will DJ the event
Additional performers will be announced as they are confirmed

We are honored and excited to have such top level talent performing and producing these events. Working with ABC and Disney, we are bringing these exciting performances into the homes of millions of Americans to make this the most open and accessible inauguration celebration ever.
Source: Presidential Inaugural Commitee (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on January 13

Mariah will perform at the "Neighborhood Inaugural Ball"
On January 20th,  some of music's heavy hitters will convene for Obama's Neighborhood Inaugural Ball, which will feature performances by Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Shakira, and Stevie Wonder. Nick Cannon will DJ the event.

President-elect Barack Obama will host the first-ever Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. 

The event will be held on inauguration night at the Washington Convention Center. The live event, which will include the President and first lady's first dance of the night, will air live on ABC on Jan. 20 at 8 pm. 
Sources: Washingtonian
Posted on January13

Jermaine Dupri Sets Record Straight on Def Jam Exit
Über-producer Jermaine Dupri has the Midas Touch when it comes to making hit records. The music impresario has produced and written songs for the likes of Mariah Carey, Usher, TLC, Anthony Hamilton, and girlfriend Janet Jackson. Besides heading his own label, So So Def, the ATL musical wunderkind has served as president of the urban music departments at Virgin and Island Def Jam Records. Until recently, Dupri appeared to be anointed by his musical forefathers as one of the next frontrunners of the biz. That is, until industry whisperings began about his sudden disappearing act—the second in his brief presidency. ESSENCE.com caught up with the hit man to find out the truth about his abrupt departure from Island Def Jam records, his relationship with L.A. Reid and starting a family with Janet Jackson.

ESSENCE.COM: The blogosphere has been abuzz recently about your exit from Island Def jam Records as president of urban music. Why did you leave the label?
Jermaine Dupri: It was a situation where it felt very stagnant to me. As a person who is used to putting out new records and continuing to do that, it just wasn't turning over as being that place to me where I should stick to it and see if it was going to turn around.

ESSENCE.COM: What would you say was your biggest problem with the label?
Dupri: It wasn't giving me the open door that I thought it was going to. It wasn't aggressive enough and it was a big letdown for me. I thought I was going to a place that understood the times we were in as a music business and how aggressive we needed to be with putting out new projects and records. This is the reason I'm speaking out; not because I'm bitter, but because I owe it to my fans that see me every day on the Internet. I wanted to let them know because they've left a lot of comments on my YouTube saying, "JD, you talk about everything else; why aren't you talking about this [label] situation?"

ESSENCE.COM: Was it an amicable parting?
Dupri: I haven't spoken to L.A. [Reid] in three months. I don't know if it's amicable [considering] that they claim they put me out. I feel like it's not amicable. Don't lie, be real about the situation. It goes back to their having the attitude of let's try and do something that's going to hurt this person, because if it hurts us we have nowhere to go after this, but he does and has at least another 20 more years in this business. Again, if L.A. [Reid] gets fired, there will be at least another ten people who will also get fired and we'll never see them again. Def Jam is like one big clique.

ESSENCE.COM: Although it's been three months since you've spoken to L.A. Reid, would you be open to reconciliation? 
Dupri: I don't know. I saw a side of him that I had never seen before and that to me was a jealous side. I don't know if I should be around people who are jealous of me. Mariah Carey sold more records in that entire Def Jam building and all of that was through my singles; so I'm looking like the golden boy. I only started thinking about it after I left.

ESSENCE.COM: Gossipmongers speculate that your departure was inevitable after Janet Jackson left because you left Virgin Urban Music after Janet left to go to Def Jam. Did Janet's departure from Island influence your decision in any way?
Dupri: No, not really. For a while I had to figure out the bad part about Janet's departure. She was on Island Def Jam and no one ever heard me speak on the situation. Here I'm still working in the building with the people that aren't treating my girlfriend right, but I never let my business and her business get mixed up. She might have been upset about me still being around, but it was never a situation where I was like, "This is bad; I have to move because of this." Janet was handled through L.A. He chased her because he wanted to get her on the label so bad, and when things didn't go right he had a scapegoat for her whole album [not doing well]—me. But what people don't know is that Janet's whole album was designed and made by him. He picked every song. I produced two songs on the entire album. I had a better track record with her at Virgin.
Click here for the full interview, very interesting....
Source:HipHopDX - Essence (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 13

The Ballads released in Spain on February 3
MimiMariah.com can now confirm for the first time that The Ballads will be released in Spain on Feb. 3 in department stores El Corte Ingles and this according to Sony Spain.  Spanish fans head over to MimiMariah, they are giving away 1 copy of The Ballads each week this month! 
Source: Javier from MimiMariah by e-mail
Posted on January 12
Jasmine's column
Kicking it with Mr and Mrs C
MTV Base's Jasmine Dotiwala spills the behind-the-scenes-beans

My Christmas adventure began in New York where I had 24 hours before my annual trip to Aspen with MC (Mariah Carey). I used the time to cram in plenty of fun: brunch with Tracy Cloherty, former head of New York hip-hop radio station Hot 97; a visit The Ritz Carlton at Central Park to see my former boss/ surrogate older sister Kim Luck; and a visit to Estelle’s stunning Brooklyn apartment, where she was cooking for some of her peeps! 

The next morning I met MC's family and we headed to Aspen, where we arrived to be greeted by a lovely dinner. As we held hands and prayed for our festive blessings, I should’ve prayed for luggage, coz mine didn't arrive until the following day!

Next, after doing our Christmas shopping in quaint yet horrifically expensive Aspen town, we arranged a men vs women snowman building competition, with both teams trash-talking each other and making ‘secret SAS snow plans’! 

Later, we had our traditional two-horse sleigh ride through the snowy packed mountains, where MC and hubby Nick (who from hence forth are to be referred to as 'Mr and Mrs C’) are still so loved up only months after being married. Their clothes compliment each others’ most days and they hold hands whenever they're together. Mr C clearly adores her and I've never seen her looking so at peace and smiling so much. I'm not surprised though. Nick really is a very entertaining, multi-faceted guy who always makes us laugh in fun moments, as well as engaging us in deep and educational debates. They really are a match made in heaven. 

We had fun trying to out-sing each other with Christmas songs where Mr C brought a whole new flavour to the game this year by remixing many of the songs into dancehall beats, complete with DJ-style "rewind selector and come back again" chants. It was hilarious! 

On Christmas Eve, we wrapped our gifts whilst sat by the fire and Mr C’s brother Shawn was heckling all sorts of things that were, shall we say, not exactly in the name of Jesus! Ironically, we later headed to church for midnight mass, which was led by Nick’s best friend, ‘Minister’ Kase. He did a fine job of reminding us that God has his own plan for us all. He was the flyest sneakerwearing pastor I have ever witnessed! 

Christmas day began with me wanting to kill someone who was banging on all our doors yelling "ho ho ho" early in the morning. When I emerged to see who was 
causing the commotion, there was Nick dressed as Santa, complete with beard and boots! 

We all had breakfast then pulled our cards out of our personalised stockings and began opening presents. I must have been on Santa’s good list, as I got great gifts including a Gucci top, O Neal purple ski goggles, an ipod Nano and diamond earrings. But my best gift was a beautiful photo album of Mr and Mrs C's wedding, with stunning photos of the day and a personalised message that I will treasure forever! 

After opening gifts, we jumped into our bikinis and splashed into the outdoor hot tub. Mrs C and a couple of the fam rolled in the snow, but Mr C and I were ok in the sanctuary of the boiling water! 

That night, we wore red to our traditional Christmas dinner where this year we had ‘fried’ turkey. Apparently, it’s a San Diego thing (where Mr C is from). It tasted just as good as roast turkey and only took 45 minutes to cook! 

The next few days for me were full of relaxation – and yoga. At one point whilst, going into my sixth sun salutation on my yoga mat, I felt so content and at peace. 
Working out whilst hearing Mrs C cooking her annual clam linguine just yards away in the kitchen, and hearing laughter and conversation bubbling away was a great moment. 

On December 29, we got up bright and early and took the private jet to St Martin en route by boat to St Barts for the second part of our magical annual adventure. As we touched down at Princess Juliana International I thought: how appropriate! 

Part two next week! 
Source: Jasmine for The Voice
Posted on January 12

Which inaugural party will Mariah attend in Washington?
A few weeks ago, there was a rumor Mariah was set to attend the RIAA inauguration charity ball on Jan. 20 in Washington, however the only artist officially confirmed at the moment is Rihanna.  A lot of parties and balls will take place in Washington and there's still a confusion to know exactly who will be where.  Some parties are official ones, other unofficial ones.  Some will be Urban balls, Hip-Hop balls, concerts (Jay-Z, Aretha Franklin), etc...
Maybe Mariah will finally attend BET's one-hour inauguration celebration special, "Yes We Will!" at the Mandarin Oriental hotel on Jan. 20, 'cause Nick will host it, so who knows... or maybe Mariah will attend both parties.  I guess we will find out soon.
Source: RIAA by e-mail - Dennis (for the BET/Nick info) by e-mail
Posted on January 11
X Factor asks who your favourite guest Diva was!
Take your pick from these three divas: whoever proves the most popular - we'll re-publish their clip. Vote now
Source: ITV X Factor - Jeremy by e-mail
Posted on January 11
Mariah and friends
I feel a lil' bad to invade Mariah's privacy, but these pics are on the net. It's really cute and they all seemed to have fun at Japonais restaurant in New York for Jasmine's birthday.  Look at those glasses 

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Source for the pics: Trey - Nacy on fomm
Posted on January 9
The-Dream feat. Mariah "My Love" lyrics (produced by LOS Da Maestro) - listen here.
To me, Mariah is clearly giving a message to the press, stupid people and some of her fans....

Who's right there every time you cry
Gonna sleep and wake up on your side
Endless love I'll always provide
They hatin' on us and U shouldn't know why
But who's be lovin' you lately
Who's willing to go half on a baby
Who who who's trying to flag our ship
They just tryna get the love U give

But baby
Tell me what they know about my love
My love


They don't understand why I'll never leave U
Explain my love? I don't need to
Got everybody way up in our business
'Cos leavin' eachother stay on their wish list
I see them reachin' everytime U call me baby
They on my back like a shirt get off me baby
They don't love me let them wonder why
Here to stay and they goin' bye bye
Who's the one callin' U baby
Who's in love with your ass like crazy
Who who who's tryna flag our ship
They just tryna get the love u give baby

Tell me what they know about my love
They know about my love
My love

No, no, no, they don't know
No, no, they don't know

My love is your love
There is nothin' in this world that they can do to make me give U up
Oh baby you'll always be my girl
So let them do watever, say watever
'Cos I ain't givin up

Tell me what they know about my love
My love

Posted on January 9

"My Love" cover
Same artwork as the previous Love vs. Money singles!

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Posted on January 9
Lee Daniels talks about Push
Click here to watch it, the Heroes of Mariah "Push" page has been updated with new infos and articles.
Posted on January 9
New fan site in Spanish!
Javier has created a new site called Mimi Mariah for Spanish-speaking fans. The site translates news into Spanish, boasts a message forum and chat room, photos, videos, audio, and monthly contests. This month they will be giving out one copy of the Ballads each week! 
Spanish fans, go check it out!!!!!
Source: Javier from Mimi Mariah by e-mail
Posted on January 9
Will Mariah be at the Sundance Film Festival?
We know "Push" will premiere at the Festival, even if Mariah has a small part she maybe will attend. On another side, Nick has also a movie screened at Sundance and will serve as guest DJ at the Kenneth Cole Black Party on January 17 at The Sky Lodge (Greenhouse, Sundance Film Festival).
Source for the info: Elites TV - Dennis by e-mail
Posted on January 9
Loved and hated...
"My Love" (The-Dream feat. Mariah) has hit the net.  You can enetually check it out on YouTube (if it's not deleted) via SOHH.
Posted on January 9
  Mariah in Brazil in May????
According to Jornal do Brasil, Paulo Borges, creator and director of the Sao Paulo Fashion Week, is working on a great project.  He wants to launch a Fashion Rocks in Rio in May and is in talks to have Mariah, Rihanna and Beyoncé coming to the event.  Negotiations are in (slight) progress.
Posted on January 8
Jermaine out.... first Jay now Jermaine
Jermaine Dupri Out As Head Of Island Records Urban Division
AllHipHop.com has received an exclusive report that Atlanta-based producer Jermaine Dupri’s tenure as President of Island Records Urban Music has come to an end. A formal announcement of his departure from the position, which he has held for nearly two years, may come as early as Thursday (Jan 8).

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a source close to the situation confirmed to AllHipHop.com that Dupri has in fact been terminated effective immediately.

The Island Records Urban Division was created within the Island Def Jam Music Group a short time prior to Dupri’s hiring in February 2007. In the position, he oversaw the label’s entire urban music operations, reporting directly to label Chairman Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Steve Bartells, President of Island Music and COO of the Island Def Jam Music Group.

Having enjoyed tremendous success with Island Records songbird Mariah Carey on The Emancipation of Mimi, Dupri’s duties also included providing production for the Music Group’s entire roster.
Posted on January 8

"My Love" feat. Mariah impacting US radios on January 27
According to All Access, the track "My Love" featuring Mariah from The-Dream's new album Love vs Money is scheduled to impact US radios on January 27. 
Source for the info: fomm
Posted on January 8
"Push" promo page up
I was working a lil' on it since a few days, it's not complete yet but there are already some infos and as we have pictures I may as well start it now. Click here to access it.
Posted on January 7
FIRST LOOK: Lee Daniels Ready For Big 'Push' At Sundance
As filmmaker Lee Daniels gears up to take his latest movie, 'Push,' to the Sundance Film Festival next week, BlackVoices.com has obtained an exclusive image from the gritty drama -- sure to make everyone take notice in Park City Utah.

The eagerly anticipated film, based on the best-selling book of the same name, boasts an all-star cast including Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Kimberly Russell, and Sherri Shepherd of 'The View.'

Newcomer Gabourey Sidibe (seen below, with Mo'Nique and Rodney Bear Jackson) is playing the starring role.
For 'Push,' the super-sized comedienne Mo'Nique will be seen as she has never been seen before.

The former star of 'The Parkers' plays an abusive, pig-feet and collard greens eating, lazy, nappy-headed, pot smoking, brush throwing, welfare queen who is the epitome of poor parenting and dastardly deeds; a sad and shameless stereotype in living color.

"Working again with Mo'Nique was like going home," Daniels told BlackVoices.com today. "We're family." In 'Shadowboxer,' the comedienne portrayed a narcotics abusing medical professional.

Though she already has garnered a strong buzz, 'Push' actually tells the story of a confused, overweight African-American girl named Clareece Precious Jones.

Verbally and sexually abused by her family, her troubles lead to problems in school. Precious, as she is known, has no friends, no money, two kids (from her father), and she's illiterate. After being accepted into an alternative school where a teacher (played by Patton) helps her find an alternative path in her life. Along her journey, she comes across a concerned social worker (played by Carey) and a nurse (played by Kravitz) who shows her much kindness.

"Ever since I read the book, I saw Push as a movie," Daniels explained. "And finally after Sapphire saw my film, 'Shadowboxer,' she granted me the rights." 

According to industry insiders who've seen the 100-minute-plus film, Mo'Nique tackles the role of Mary Jones with much fervor. In a recent 'Essence' magazine interview, she revealed how her very own molestation to the role inspired her performance. "My brother was a monster to me," she said, "When Lee [Daniels] would say 'Action,' I became my brother."

Patton, who's making a name for herself as one of Black Hollywood's rising stars, talked candidly and in-depth about her role during a recent interview.

"I play the schoolteacher, Ms. Rain. The story revolves around a young girl that grew up in Harlem that has faced unimaginable abuse and she is severely overweight and has a second child coming on the way; and the world has forgotten her. She's been left behind. Somehow she got through the eighth grade and still doesn't know how to read. She's befriended by this schoolteacher and together we forge a friendship."

"I push her to keep her will to live and tell her that she can be the best that she can be, and she can do more than anyone thought she can do," she continued. "Although she can't read right now, she can go to college. She then pushes me because at one point I was in a sad case with my family because I'm a lesbian and my mom has rejected me. The love that I get from her is replacing that from my mother. It's a really beautiful friendship." 

'Push', which is set to make its world premiere at "The 2009 Sundance Film Festival," which takes place in Park City, Utah from Jan.15 through - Jan. 25.

"It's been exciting and challenging and I can't wait to get to Sundance for the world to see all of my hard work," Daniels concluded.

Source: Blackvoices (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 7

Mariah nominated for an NAACP Image Award 
The 40th NAACP Image Awards nominees were announced today during a press conference at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The 40th NAACP Image Awards will air live on Thursday, February 12 (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT Tape-delayed) on FOX.

Outstanding Female Artist
- Alicia Keys (J Records)
- Beyonce (MusicWorld/Columbia Records)
- Jennifer Hudson (Arista)
- Mariah Carey (Island Def Jam)
- Rihanna (Island Def Jam)
Source: NAACP - Hollyscoop
Posted on January 7

Burgers after sushi, someone was hungry (or they played with the paparazzi )
Mariah & Nick Go to White Castle
Doesn't look like the underwhelming-yet-overpriced sushi at Japonais did the trick for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, 'cause right after, they parked right outside Slyder heaven -- White Castle.
Click on the pic to watch the video

Source: TMZ
Posted on January 7
More cute pics of Mariah and Nick outside the swanky Japonais restaurant in New York
More pics can now be found on GossipGirls' site.
Posted on January 7
Mariah and Nick spotted trying to avoid the rain in New York City on January 6, 2009

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Source:Sihame from MariahSource on our forum
Posted on January 7
The new "Hero" version and the video
What more can I say, Mariah could sit down on the moon and throw thousands of beautiful stars just for us, there would still be "people" to complain about it!

Can't we be happy Mariah takes time to promote "Hero" and "The Ballads", what did you expected, a multi million dollars video with special effects?  Yeah, for "Hero", right... maybe some of you wanted Superman or King Kong in the video, a close source told me they were not available 

Oh, by the way, The Ballads is released in the US on January 20, hum.... wait, isn't there something happening in Washington on January 20, maybe a hero will come along.....
Posted on January 6

Please vote for Right To Dream on BET!!!!!!!!!!
Here and now ya heard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you and you and you and you, VOTE now!!!!!!!
Posted on January 5
Malaysian fans: Grab your chance to win an iPod and The Ballads
IF you’re an ardent fan of Mariah Carey, here’s your chance to win a limited edition imported 8GB Ipod Nano along with her latest album, The Ballads.

In conjunction with the release of the album, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and the New Straits Times is organising The Ballads contest. 

The grand prize winner will stand a chance to win the Ipod and a copy of The Ballads. 

There are also 10 consolation prizes to be given away.

All you need to do is answer the following question and complete the slogan in not more than 15 words.

Only original contest forms will be accepted.

Winners will be notified by post. Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained.
- Question: Name five songs in the album The Ballads by Mariah Carey
- Complete this sentence in 15 words or less: The Ballads is Mariah Carey’s best album yet because 

Send your entries with Name, Address and Contact Number to: 
Sony Music Entertainment 
(M) Sdn Bhd, 
Suite 11.2 & 11.3, Level 11, 
Menara Great Eastern, 
303 Jalan Ampang, 
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Closing date: Jan 31 
Source: The New Straits Time
Posted on January 5

Awesome !!!!!!!
Mariah has shot a brand new video for "Hero"
Amazon's Exclusive Video Release of "Hero"
In anticipation of the upcoming release of The Ballads, Mariah has shot a brand new video for "Hero," just one of the many #1 hits featured on The Ballads.  The video, available exclusively at Amazon, features Mariah in the studio and some great shots of New York City. 

The Ballads will be released in the U.S. on January 20th and is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com. 
Click on the pic to watch it

Source: MariahCarey.com
Posted on January 5

Mariah #4 on Yahoo!'s Top searches today!

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Posted on January 4
Errrrrr.... isn't this a bit weird to say?
English is not my first language (as you probably noticed already , sorry I do my best..), so to me this quote from Nick sounds weird or is this the way American husbands talk about wanting kids with their wife?
"Cannon tells Us Weekly that he'll "multiply" with his wife soon!"
Posted on January 4
Big payday for Mariah Carey after New Year's performance on St. Bart's
Libyan strongman Moammar Khadafy's son Saif insists on the best. We hear Saif paid Mariah Carey a small fortune to perform at his New Year's Eve party on St. Bart's. 

One spy says Carey's three or four songs at the Nikki Beach Club set Saif back about $1 million. Moammar's second son is used to writing big checks. Having criticized his father's regime in 2006, he has been involved in Libya's compensation of victims of past acts of terrorism. 

Carey's rep said she didn't know whether Khadafy paid Carey. But the "Glitter" star who gave bigtime to charity this Christmas, seemed to be having fun with hubby Nick Cannon.  Continuing to contradict pregnancy rumors, Carey wore a tight dress that didn't give a hint of a bulge. She also downed one glass after another of Champagne, having gobbled a dozen raw oysters - a prenatal no-no - a few days earlier.

After counting down the seconds to midnight, Carey turned over the mike to Timbaland, who did some impromptu rapping with party guest Jay-Z, there with the lovely Beyoncé.

"I've never seen Jay and Beyoncé having such a good time," says a spy. "They were hugging and waving their arms. It was out of control." (Beyoncé, too, was drinking Champagne, tummy-watchers.) 
Source: New York Daily News (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 4

Lil' vids of the New Year's Eve party in St. Barth
You can catch Mariah here and there!
- Vid 1 - Vid 2 - Vid 3- Vid 4
Source: Thizzordie007 - Al by e-mail
Posted on January 3
Mariah leaving St Barth

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Source: Sihame
Posted on January 3
That one made my day  what's on B's camera?????

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Posted on January 2
More pics of Mariah celebrating New Year in St Barth - Bigger and untagged!!!

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Source: CU
Posted on January 2
Celebrating New Year in St Barth
As we can see on the pictures, Mariah celebrated New Year with Nick, her friends Rachel and Jasmine, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, LA Reid and his wife and if I'm not mistaken, Mark Sudack and probably his girlfriend.

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Source for the pics: Beyoncenow - Dennis by e-mail
Posted on January 2
2 new pics of Mariah in St Bart
Look at the lil' Sadie with the fushia colored shirt, a beautiful young girl already, time passes by so fast...

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Posted on January 1
3:30 am .... just checked my e-mails.... thanks a lot to all of you who sent me their best wishes for 2009, love you guys!
I'm gonna reply to each one of you in the next few days, promise!
Posted on January 1
Please vote for Right To Dream on BET!!!!!!!!!!
Here and now ya heard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you and you and you and you, VOTE now!!!!!!!
Posted on January 1
7.4 million video streams 
Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" was the top music video Internet stream, with 7.4 million video streams tracked by Nielsen BDS.
Source: Billboard Bizz
Posted on December 31/January 1
Mariah spotted in St Bart yesterday
Mariah was spotted sipping red wine and eating oysters in St. Barts on Tuesday.
Carey also showed off her bikini bod as she toasted wine with her husband Nick Cannon at hot spot Nikki Beach.

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Source: GossipGirls - USmagazine - Dennis
Posted on December 31/January 1


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