January 2010 - Heroes of Mariah
Mariah's line on Everybody Hurts

The Sun got an exclusive listen of Everybody Hurts, the charity single for Haiti.
Mariah sings this line (and maybe some ad- libs):
"Don't let yourself go, 'coz everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes"
Posted on January 31
Everybody Hurts charity single cover

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Please don't pirate it!  It will be on sale digitally and everyone can find a way to download it, it will also be on sale at HMV and even Amazon US
Posted on January 31
Résult of hateful tweets ????
Is it the result of hateful tweets or simply 'cause some artists and célébrities are too busy, but it's a fact that many don't tweet themselves anymore, nor update their blogs anymore either.  It's good business for some in the recession time in the US. 

What's your job?
"I tweet" 

With this new way to interact with celebrities, Kinsey, 24, has found her job, even if when she's home she doesn't know exactly who she is anymore.  She acts like and writes for celebrities on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter and is paid between $18 and $32 for a post on a blog and between $150 and $500 a month for tweets.

One of her clients is Nick Cannon..... so, tired of too much hate or too busy?
Posted on January 31

Dancing Banana?????? 
The Tour is still planned for Europe!

UK fans: See Mariah Carey live in Chicago!
To coincide with Valentine’s Day, Mariah Carey is releasing LoveSongs, a compilation of some of the outstanding tracks she recorded during her time at Sony Music Entertainment. Hero, My All, Dreamlover and Vision Of Love are just some of the beautiful ballads featured on this album. Currently, Mariah is performing at selected arenas in North America and plans to tour the UK and Europe this spring.

To celebrate the release of LoveSongs, we have a once-in-a-lifetime four-night Valentine’s break to see Mariah Carey live in concert in Chicago. A lucky couple will not only win a signed copy of LoveSongs, but they will be flown to the Windy City to see Mariah Carey’s acclaimed Angels Advocate show at The Chicago Theatre. You will be the first people in the UK to see this spectacular event. On Valentine’s night, you will be treated to dinner at one of Chicago’s top restaurants.

Four runners-up will also receive a copy of the Mariah Carey LoveSongs CD. 
To enter now, just go to www.mirror.co.uk/comp

Source: Mirror (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 30

Angels Cry and Up Out My Face on BET
Check Out Mariah's Double New Joint Debut On BET Tonight!
US fans: Tune in to BET's 106 & Park TONIGHT at 6:00pm to catch the Double New Joint video debut of Mariah's Angels Cry featuring Ne-Yo and Up Out My Face featuring Nicki Minaj!

Everyone: Be sure to request and VOTE for both videos on 106 & Park's daily countdown each day at BET.com (as soon as the videos will be listed)

Source for the info: MariahCarey.com
Posted on January 29

Mariah recorded in NY yesterday
According to The Sun (which is a reliable source as they are part of the project),  the cover of Everybody Hurts, the charity single for Haiti, is now complete.
Mariah did the final vocal in New York yesterday. 
The single released by Sony can be pre-ordered at this link.
As posted before, there will be many ways to obtain the single, I really hope no one will have the disgusting idea to pirate it !!!!!!!!!!
Posted on January 29
Belgium are you ready?
Angels Advocate out on March 26 and Angels Cry lead single
Are you ready?  Angels Advocate will be on sale on March 26, the first single will be Angels Cry feat. Ne-Yo.
More details about a street promo, radio requests, contest coming soon.
Posted on January 28
Angels Advocate Press Release (for the US)
Mariah Carey Releases Newly Remixed Album of Duets - ANGELS ADVOCATE - March 30th on Island Records

'Angels Cry' featuring Ne-Yo - at Urban A/C

'Up Out My Face' featuring Nicki Minaj - at Urban and Rhythm

New videos co-directed by Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey for both singles - premiering this week!


International superstar Mariah Carey has completed her 13th studio album, ANGELS ADVOCATE, a brand new collection of newly remixed duets with some of her favorite artists, performing Mariah's favorite songs from her #1 R&B album Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (released September 2009).  ANGELS ADVOCATE will be released on March 30th.

In advance of the ANGELS ADVOCATE album release, two new Mariah Carey singles are on the way this week - "Angels Cry" featuring fellow Island Def Jam artist Ne-Yo is impacting at Urban A/C radio, and "Up Out My Face" featuring Nicki Minaj is impacting at Urban and Rhythm radio formats.  New videos for both tracks were co-directed by Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey.  Both videos will premiere at #1 search site VEVO.com on Thursday, January 28th, followed by Friday debuts on MTV and BET. The videos will be available at all platforms starting Monday, February 1st.

Mariah is in the second week of her six week "Angels Advocate" Tour across North America - her first major tour since The "Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour" of August-October 2006.  The opening act on the "Angels Cry" Tour is RydazNrtist, a new R&B group signed to Nick Cannon's NCredible Entertainment.

ANGELS ADVOCATE (and Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel) follow up Mariah's multi-platinum E=MC(2) (2008), and worldwide 10 million selling The Emancipation Of Mimi (2005).  The Emancipation Of Mimi generated three Grammy awards (including Best Contemporary R&B Album), two #1 singles, and countless more honors during its 18-month chart stay.  Soundscan's biggest-selling album of 2005, Mimi featured "We Belong Together" (Grammy winner for Best Female R&B Vocal and Best R&B Song) and "Don't Forget About Us," Mariah's 16th and 17th  #1 career singles respectively.  They tied one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley's 17 #1's.

Three years later, Mariah surpassed Elvis when "Touch My Body" (from E=MC(2)) became her 18th #1 Hot 100 hit.  "Touch My Body" spent two weeks at the top, Mariah's 78th and 79th cumulative career weeks at #1, which tied Elvis' long-standing all-time high of 79 weeks at #1, as calculated by Billboard.  Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the Beatles' all-time high of 20 #1 hits.  The success of E=MC(2) brought total sales of Mariah's albums, singles and videos to more than 175  million worldwide, distancing her even further from the pack as the top-selling female recording artist in history.

Source: Island Def Jam
Posted on January 28

"Everybody Hurts" charity single featuring Mariah out on February 7 in the UK
Everybody Hurts, the all-star single recorded to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake, will be released on 7 February, it has been confirmed.
The song will be available for download on 7 February and on CD single the day after. 

There will be many ways to obtain the single, I really hope no one will have the disgusting idea to pirate it !!!!!!!!!!
Posted on January 28

"Angels Cry" feat. Ne-Yo caps
Feel free to use the caps to promote the video 

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Posted on January 28

"Up Out My Face" feat. Nicki Minaj caps
Feel free to use the caps to promote the video 

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Posted on January 28

2 great videos!!!
- Up Out My Face feat. Nicki Minaj - click here to watch
- Angels Cry feat. Ne-Yo - click here to watch
Posted on January 28
Debbie's call transcript
A lot of e-mails came in from non English speaking fans asking for a transcript, so here it is:

Nick: Debbie from Long Island, what's poppin'
Mariah: I'm from Merrick, Long Island and I wanna talk about porn
Nick: Oh, ok, go ahead Debbie
Mariah: Me and my husband have a very good time when we watch porn and I think that, I don't think it's bad, if it was bad it wouldn't exist and I think that everybody should experiment with porn
Nick: ok, so what you and your husband are getting out of the experiment of porn?
Mariah: I mean it's like when you see the different guys and their bodies, sometimes they're not amazing (Tuuuuuut) but you know what I mean, but it's like whatever because that way, you look at the bodies and be like hey, my husband is not so far away from that
Nick: so, porn is like a gage (gauge?) system?
Mariah: a gay, what.
Nick: no, a gage, like a gage system
Mariah: a geisha, hello
Mariah: no, I'm talking about porn, like real hardcore stuff
Nick: you are hilarious
Mariah: no, I'm for real, I just think everybody acts like porn is so bad, I'm just saying, I mean c'mon Nick you know you look at porn
Nick: You're hilarious
Mariah: Why
Nick: I'll let everybody know you're hilarious
Mariah: Tonight when me and my husband are looking porn, I already know it's gonna be a humdinger
Nick: Don't put this on the radio
Mariah: Why wouldn't you put it on the radio, I'm talking, it's a very big industry
Nick: Ladies and gentleman, this is how hilarious my wife is.
Mariah: What do you mean, your wife talks like me?
Nick: this is Mariah Carey calling the station talking about porn
Mariah: The whole thing is, stop talking bad about porn
Nick: Thank you for calling, I love you, this is why I love you
Mariah: I love you too and everybody at the station, congratulations, you're all amazing 
Nick: You are hilarious, I love you, bye
Mariah: we love you too
Nick: KKLB
Mariah: goodbye

Posted on January 27

Videos tomorrow!!!!!!
The videos for "Up Out My Face" feat. Nicki Minaj and "Angels Cry" feat. Ne-Yo will both premiere on VEVO tomorrow!
Source: MariahCarey.com
Heroes note:  VEVO..... 
Posted on January 27

"Debbie" from Long Island Loves Porn
Mariah pranked the show this morning; calling in as Debbie from Long Island to say how much she loves porn. Check it out!
Source: Nick Cannon
Posted on January 26
Videos out next week
The videos for "Up Out My Face" feat. Nicki Minaj and "Angels Cry" feat. Ne-Yo are coming next tuesday!

From Mariah's twitter:
"And sorry to all who were waiting for the "UOMF" (feat. Nikki Minaj) and "AC" (feat Ne-Yo) videos.."They" say that they'll be out tues. Ugh!"

Posted on January 26

Mariah Carey, diva antics light up the Fox
Some artists work themselves into a frenzy in concert, giving everything to their performance until their sweaty, lifeless bodies are dragged off stage by members of their crew. 

Then there's Mariah Carey, who at one point during her concert Monday at the Fox performed while laying on a couch, after a pair of assistants dabbed the beads of sweat from her forehead. 

Look, Carey is a diva with a capital D, and her current Angels Advocate outing might as well be called the Diva Worship tour. Throughout the 95-minute concert Monday, Carey cheerfully played up her diva status, mock-barking orders at her stage crew, lounging on a couch during "Subtle Invitation" and sitting in a chair while wearing a robe during "My All." During "Obsessed," she was hoisted in the air and carried around by her dancers, a pampered princess sitting atop a world of her own making.

Other times Carey was practically immobile, ever-so-gently swaying to the beat during "Shake It Off" and "Touch My Body," working hard to not work too hard. (Side note: The latter song's tease "if there's a camera up in here, than I best not catch this flick on YouTube" was turned into an actual security policy, as no cameras were allowed in the building and cell phones were not permitted during the performance.) 

It's obvious that no one is going to confuse Mariah Carey with Bruce Springsteen, but no one comes to a Mariah Carey concert expecting a lesson in stage dynamics. They come to bask in her presence and to hear the Voice, and Carey gave the crowd of 4,200 -- which included gospel singer Kierra Sheard and Detroit City Councilman Charles Pugh -- plenty of both on Monday. 

She was looser between songs than she was at her concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills in 2006, which was somewhat miraculously her only other area concert to-date. Early in the show Monday, she alluded to her tipsy appearance at the Palm Springs International Film Festival a few weeks ago: "This is water, in a water thing," she said as she held up a bottle of water to the crowd and took a sip. "Everybody can relax and take a breath." 

As for her voice, it was difficult to discern what was live and what was on track, though it's fair to say Carey was singing live a good portion of the show. She seemed to lean on a backing track for assistance, though it would take a vocal technician to determine what was live and what wasn't. For the most part she sounded strong and at times splendid (especially during "Fly Like a Bird"), though she struggled to hit her signature high notes in her nearly 20-year-old hit "Emotions." 

Carey was joined on stage by a four-piece band, three backup singers and up to 10 backup dancers, and the staging was simple and understated. Carey went through four sparkly dresses but left the crowd hanging while changing, filling the gaps with long instrumentals and at one point letting backup singer Trey Lorenz sing Michael Jackson's "Rock With You." 

Half of the set was culled from 2004's "The Emancipation of Mimi" and last year's under-performing "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," with scattered stops at her other albums in between. Energy dipped during the lesser "Memoirs" cuts, as Carey plugged better versions to come on her upcoming remix album. The show's pacing was problematic, too; showstopper "Fly Like a Bird" came only four songs in, hitting an emotional peak that show-closer "Hero" couldn't match. 

Still, there was a on-the-fly quality to the show, as if Carey, who turns 40 in March, is embracing the "Imperfect" of her album title. Her "Adventures of Mimi" tour was a tightly packaged arena juggernaut and this is a much simpler show, as if she's loosening control and letting the chips fall where they may. This time around, the Diva is just being herself. 

Source: Detroit News (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 26

Reminder: 2 releases today in the US
-The new CD, Playlist: The Very Best of Mariah Carey, is out Today for $6.99, click here to buy it.
- The DVD to Tennessee is out today as well Best Buy or Amazon.
Source: Jeremy by e-mail
Posted on January 26
For video collectors
Red Carpet Interview at the SAG Awards 

- DVD: click here to download
- HD: click here to download

Source: Moony
Posted on January 26

Video: Mariah and Nick leaving Mr Chow
X17 spotted Mariah and Nick dining at Mr. Chow on Jan.23. They told that they are praying daily for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
Click here to watch the video
Posted on January 25
MC hits MSG

IN all my years of travelling to New York to work with some of the biggest music artists in the world, can you believe I had never seen a gig at the world famous venue Madison Square Garden (MSG)? I had been there for MTV-related stuff but never to see a gig. 

Well, to kick start 2010 that was all changed because Mariah was performing there. So on a cold and snowy day, we were picked up at 4pm to make our way to the venue in a giant SUV convoy.

We were there early for sound check and the streets around the venue were pandemonium with police locking off roads in preparation for the thousands that were set to gather. MSG corridors were full of excited dancers, singers and celebs. As I walked through the backstage dressing room corridors and spotted framed superstar live photos on the walls, I was in awe at the venue’s history. It’s not called the world’s most famous arena for nothing! 

Mariah’s dressing room was large and airy but they’d made it seem lovely and cosy with white silk drapery and scented candles. Luckily, it was nice and warm as Mrs C was having her outfits fitted and resting her voice before she hit the stage. 

The legendary director/ choreographer Debbie Allen – who had choreographed the show – was busily getting everyone together; the fantastic vocalists – Maryann Tatum, Trey Lorenz and Sherry Tatum Frederick – were warming up their vocals; the dancers were stretching; techs were running around – there was a lot going on! 

I always stop to check out artist merchandise to see how creative it is, and whilst doing so, my eyes were drawn to a great keepsake – the official tour programme, priced at $25. I decided to buy two, and as I flicked through the pages, my eyes froze over a certain page where I was looking back at myself! There amongst Mrs C’s fun photos were two pictures of me, MC and Da Brat on one of our vacation escapades a few years ago! MC always looks amazing, Brat looked cute, and I was a freakin’ mess! I wasn’t mad though. I was honoured to be included in such a superstar’s programme, but I had to laugh at the fact that on that day, I had thrown on something at the last minute that didn’t match, AND my hair was an ocean-dried mess! I was rocking gold Adidas runners, denim shorts with the words “bad gal” on them, a gold American apparel swimsuit and a Rocawear red, black and white tracksuit top – what a mess! My maturity must have kicked in though, cos I soon realised I didn’t care how I looked in the picture. In fact, I even called my mum excitedly to tell her – she, however told me to focus on my own stuff and snapped me straight back to reality! 

Kicking off the show was Nick Cannon’s new male vocal group Rydaz N Rtists who were really good and the arena loved them. They’re signed to the music arm of Nick’s company, NCredible. I think they’ll go far.

Next up was heartthrob Trey Songz, who had a lot of ladies hysterical. And then, it was time for the main star hit the stage. 

We returned to our backstage area, and I checked to see that Mrs C was ok and if she needed anything, but her assistant/friend Rachel had everything covered so we just chatted for a while. The arena was full of fans, friends, celebs and family. Mariah’s co star in Precious, and this week’s cover girl, Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe, was also in attendance with friends, and as the house lights went down, I thought my ear drums might actually burst with the screaming and roaring from the crowd. 

Mariah came on at about 10.30pm and for two solid hours, sang hit after hit. Even though I know MC has hits for days, it’s not until you see her killing it on stage that you realise just how many! She also went through a number of diva-esque outfits and at one point, she even summoned onstage her hair and make-up and assistant to “re-fluff” her. I love that; she’s fly and she knows it and she doesn’t give a damn what folks think! 

The fans were delirious with excitement when, ten seconds before midnight, Mariah led a countdown, which was followed by the excitement of pyro fireworks, confetti and balloons covering the whole stadium. 

Post-show, we hung out in the dressing room, toasting the show with drinks, before hitting nightclub M2 where Nick was DJ-ing. Joining us were Gabourey and new American internet celebrity Love B Scott, who is the hottest new celebrity blogger Stateside. As we celebrated the New Year, Mariah said to me: “I have another show in Atlantic City tomorrow. Are you coming?” But I had made other plans already to go see the Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe, as well the as the hit show Fela Kuti on Broadway. But my life’s never simple and the next thing I knew, my whole diary was remixed again with a crazy Thelma and Louise-style adventure. For all the juice, catch me next week! 
Source: Jasmine for The Voice
Posted on January 25

Confirmed by The Sun
Superstar Mariah Carey joined the stellar line-up for The Sun's Haiti charity single 
Grammy award-winning singer Mariah, 39, agreed to take part in our cover version of REM's ballad Everybody Hurts in a project being masterminded by X Factor chief Simon Cowell. 

Disney star Miley Cyrus, 17, also signed up over the weekend as X Factor stars JLS and show judge Cheryl Cole kicked off recording in London. 

Cowell, 50, last night paid tribute to all the artists taking part, saying: "We're getting there. We have had an incredible amount of support. 
"It's amazing these great singers are clearing their schedules to make this happen. I just found out Mariah has changed her schedule to be able to do this too.

"It says such a lot that everyone is working so hard to help Haiti. 

"This is something that really matters to us all and I'm so grateful for the support we are getting."

A source close to Cowell added: "Mariah was brilliant, she wanted to help in any way she could. Her name gives the single another great boost. 
"Simon is working so hard behind the scenes to get this together. He knows this needs to happen quickly to get the money through to Haiti." 

Leona Lewis, 24, added her vocals in Los Angeles last night as Cowell faced a race against time to get the single out. 

Take That and Rod Stewart, 65, are also due in the LA studio today, Alexandra Burke, 21, is set to record in London and Susan Boyle, 48, will add her contribution in Scotland. 

James Morrison, 25, Mika, 26, and James Blunt, 36, are also among the stars taking part, while others are still trying to make arrangements. 

Top producer Steve Robson is putting the track together using new technology that means the artists do not have to be in the studio together. 

PM Gordon Brown has agreed to waive VAT on the single, and all proceeds will be split between The Sun's Helping Haiti fund and the official Disasters Emergency Committee appeal. 

Source: The Sun (All rights reserved - extract)
Posted on January 25

Could it be true after all?????
Mariah to be part of the UK charity single for Haiti ?
Two days ago, the info of Mariah taking part in the UK charity single for Haiti appeared on a blog, then on some UK sites,  Simon Cowell was asked by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, BBC and The Sun to be in charge of the recording process for a charity single for Haiti. the single will be release by Sony which give access to their studios for the good cause.  Now it seems more details are surfacing via The Mirror:

The first stars to record their parts to the cover of REM's Everybody Hurts were JLS and Cheryl Cole on Saturday. Today Leona Lewis added her voice. Miley Cyrus, Take That, Westlife, Rod Stewart and X Factor winner Joe McElderry will record Monday. Mariah Carey will take part in the next few days
Posted on January 24

Video: Mariah and Nick on the SAG awards Red Carpet
Some tender moments!  Click here to watch it.
Posted on January 24
Video: Mo'Nique's acceptance speech at the SAG Awards
As you all probably know, Mo'Nique won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, in the video you can see Mariah standing up to applaude when Mo'Nique goes on stage.  Click here to watch it.
Posted on January 24
Mariah at the SAG Awards ceremony

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Posted on January 24

Many e-mails about the upcoming contest
Yo guys, the contest hasn't start yet, it's why I wrote "soon", all details will be posted soon!
Posted on January 23
Mariah will attend the SAG Awards tonight in LA
Precious is nominated for 3 awards

- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Mo'Nique (Mary)
- Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: 
Mariah Carey (Ms. Weiss)
Lenny Kravitz (Nurse John)
Mo'Nique (Mary)
Paula Patton (Ms. Rain)
Sherri Shepherd (Cornrows)
Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)

The SAG (Screen Actors Guild Awards) will be broadcast live on TBS and TNT on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Source for the infos: Nick Cannon - SAG
Posted on January 23

New Heroes of Mariah contest soon
We are gonna support "Up Out My Face" and "Angels Cry" as crazy, even more than usual!!!!!  International fans are you ready to help Mariah in the US ?
Posted on January 22
"Up Out My Face" and "Angels Cry" videos coming next week
Mariah tweeted
Looking @ videos wishing "up out my face"(feat Nikki Minaj and "Angels cry" feat Ne-yo were already out there! Next week. Album coming soon! 
Posted on January 22
The Angels Advocate Tour page has been updated
Posted on January 22
Mariah gives a part of her Tour revenues to Haiti
" My heart and prayers are w/ the people of Haiti. A portion of my current tour revenues to Haiti I urge you to donate what you can. Love you "
Source: Mariah on Twitter
Posted on January 21
Mariah fan, the best and the worse....
Which one are you??????  The one who will buy "Tennessee" or the other one...........
Posted on January 21
Video: JD shares an Atlanta concert moment
Click here to watch the video of Mariah performing Shake It Off with him at the Atlanta concert.
Source: JD on Twitter
Posted on January 21
Mariah loves the M.C. vs. J.S. Remix Album
Jump Smokers tweeted:
"just had the most AMAZING moment of our careers happen: @mariahcarey just called to say she LOVES our M.C. vs. J.S. Remix Album...OMG!!! "
Source: Jump Smokers on Twitter
Posted on January 20
Review of a really happy fan 
Antonio tweeted so much about the Atlanta concert and Mariah that you couldn't miss him on Twitter, he was also able to meet Mariah after the concert and sing Happy Birthday to Trey when he came out after the concert too. Please go read his cute review on his blog.

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Posted on January 20
Mariah Carey fans reflect on 20 years of hits, staying power and 'Glitter'
For Rhiannon Stapleton, Kim Drucker, Robyn Fears, and Kara Smith, Tuesday night’s Mariah Carey concert at the Fox Theatre was a first time thing.

“Believe it or not, none of us have ever seen her live,” explained Drucker at the pre-concert party for fans at Livingston across Peachtree Street from the Fox.

Added Stapleton: “I’ll be honest, I did give up on her a little bit after [the singer’s ill-fated 2001 film “Glitter”] but we’re back now.”

Fears, meanwhile, was hoping the pop diva would perform her 1997 hit “My All.”

“It’s just so desperate,” Fears explained. “That’s probably why we all like it!”

Perhaps the luckiest fan present inside the swanky hotel bar?

Atlanta video producer Raphael Gentry, who literally walked into the reception to meet his friend Christopher “Cocktails” Cornell and immediately scored a pair of tickets to the show courtesy of Livingston and Q100.

Holding his tickets aloft for us, Gentry explained: “I just love the woman. When she hits those high notes, oh man. And to be able to do that and look that sexy? It’s a gift. I used to think [Carey’s comic actor husband] Nick Cannon was cool. I don’t like him no more!”

Concert attendee Philip Rafshoon says he admires the singer’s staying power.

“After ‘Glitter,’ I thought she was over. It’s great to see her come back and do so well.”

Alas, marketing the artist (whose debut album was issued 20 years ago this year) has been a challenge on this tour.

Her latest album, “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” hasn’t impressed radio programmers. And by late Tuesday afternoon, approximately a thousand tickets remained for her Fox show  ( )

For fan Felix Castro, Jr., Carey’s 2009 critically acclaimed performance as a 1980s social worker in Oscar buzz worthy film “Precious” keeps her relevant.

“I thought it was a really brave performance,” Castro, Jr. explained while sipping a Manhattan. “She just acted. It wasn’t glamorous. It was just real with no make up. You can’t do a role like that without being a little more weathered and wiser. Mariah has survived. And I wanted to see her before she went all Whitney [Houston] on us.”

Source: Atlanta Magazine (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 20

Atlanta concert pictures

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Source: Celebrity Paradise
Posted on January 20
Mixed feelings about the Atlanta Concert
Fans were happy and excited and shared their joy on Twitter, great night, great voice!!!!!!!

However, it seems not everyone (including fans) was pleased with the way too long Michael Jackson's tracks played over and over while waiting for Mariah to appear on stage.

Unfortunately, the theater wasn't sold out and some people left Mariah's show early. 

Today, an Atlanta radio station is clowning Mariah....

Comedian Kevin Hart tweeted his photo taken with Mariah and JD

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Source: Twitter
Posted on January 20

Take that Mister Seacrest!!!!!!

Did the Golden Globes Glitter?
So maybe the best part of the Globes was the red-carpet beginning where stars tried to keep their hemlines from dragging and their hair from going limp in the rain. Many a coiffure simply collapsed.

And it was my girl Mariah Carey who provided the most viewing fun. As soon as she hove into sight, big grapefruit-sized bosoms bared, Ryan Seacrest remarked, "Oh, we’re just going to call you Miss Subtlety."

Mariah didn’t think this was funny. Ryan kept trying to get her to talk about her celebrated appearance at the Palm Springs Film Festival – just how much had she had to drink? Mariah insisted it was just one extra glass of champagne and said people don’t understand the "silly humor" between her and "Precious" director Lee Daniels. Finally, the diva declared, "Let’s not talk about people who’ve had too much champagne, hmmm?" Listen, Mariah is entitled to move on even when the Ryan Seacrests of the world can’t seem to.

Source: Liz Smith for The Women on the Web (extract)
Posted on January 20

Mariah interviewed by Nick on his new radio show!
Nick started his first day on the job at 92.3 NOW in NYC today.  At first, Mariah sounded sleepy but quickly she joked and stuff.
Listen the the full interview on Nick's site.
Source: Nick on Twitter
Posted on January 19
For video collectors
Golden Globe Awards Interviews and Reports by Various News Shows
Here are reports and interviews on yesterday's Access Hollywood, Extra TV, Entertaint Tonight, The Insider, Inside Edition, and E! News from the Golden Globes Awards.
- DVD: click here to download
- HD: Part1 - Part2
Source: Moony
Posted on January 19
Jermaine Dupri "Belongs"
Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together,” the second single from her 2005 comeback album, The Emancipation of Mimi, and a two-time Grammy winner, was recently named the most popular song of the last decade, based on record sales, airplay and online streaming. The pop ballad was produced by Jermaine Dupri, who was brought in by IDJ’s L.A. Reid after the album was practically finished, to craft a few more songs, including “We Belong Together,” a hip-hop ballad that helped the album go on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide.  Dupri fills in HITS’ own last-minute addition, Roy Trakin, on the details.

Did you feel any pressure when you were brought aboard to work with Mariah?
Not at all… This was part of a second batch of songs we worked on when she did come back. We wrote it together. Most of the time when I make records with Mariah, I basically write them while she’s there in the studio. She’s a super-prolific writer. And that’s how we’ve always collaborated. She gives me the vibe for the kind of record she’s looking for, then we start playing different chords and keys to see where we’re headed. 

She took more of a natural vocal approach.
There are people who think she’s singing as hard as she ever did, because they hadn’t heard her like that in a long time.

Who had the idea for the lyrical references to Bobby Womack and [L.A. Reid and Babyface band] The Deele?
Bobby Womack was my idea, but the Babyface thing came from [co-writer] Johnta [Austin]. I’m sure we would have never put those in there, if we knew they’d be getting writers’ credit. I never realized that just mentioning someone’s name warrants 1% or 2%. I’m going to go back and listen to see how many people say, “Jermaine Dupri.” 

Did you realize at first how popular it would be?
The first two we did, “It’s Like That” and “Get Your Number,” were more uptempo. When we got back together in the studio, my idea was, let’s try some ballads this time—let’s flip the switch. We put a condenser mic in the studio so we could record every idea we came up with. When we went to play it back, you could hear the song coming to life. I cut the vocal myself at first, and she followed my direction to a “T.”

It crossed over to every audience.
I’m really speechless that the song was able to connect to so many different people. My style of production does not sound like pop music when you first hear it. Fortunately, they end up going that way. I had no idea what it was going to do; I just knew it was a good Mariah record. In my mind, it doesn’t sound like the song of the decade—it’s too different. It doesn’t sound like anything else.

What are you working on now?
I have a new R&B artist named Dondria, who has this song “You’re the One,” which just entered the charts.

Source: Hits Daily Double - Colson on fomm - Jonas
Posted on January 19

"Up Out My Face" feat. Nicki Minaj now on Power 106 in LA
It's starting...... DJ Felli Fel and Yesi Ortiz played the remix on New at 2
Source: Power 106
Posted on January 18
More for video collectors
Golden Globes - The Today Show Interview
This morning's Today Show had a short interview of Mariah
" I can't wait to get inside because they have a lot of champagne" 

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- DVD: click here to download
- HD: click here to download

Source: Moony
Posted on January 18

For video collectors

Golden Globe Awards - Red Carpet Interviews 
Mariah was interviewed by E! and NBC

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- DVD: click here to download.
- HD: part1- part2

Golden Globes - Mariah in The Audience
Some clips of Mariah in the audience 

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- DVD: click here to download
- HD: click here to download

Mariah Interview at Award Show After-party 
Nick interviewed Mariah backstage of a Golden Globe Awards after-party

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- DVD: click here to download
- HD: click here to download

Source: Moony
Posted on January 18

Gorgeous Mariah on the Red Carpet of the Golden Globes
More pics will be posted tomorrow as it's already very late here in Europe.  Sorry for the tag, but.....

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Source: C.U
Posted on January 17
International fans: Watch the Golden Globes online!
You can watch the Golden Globes (red carpet and show) tidbits at this link.  Enjoy!
Posted on January 17
Nick talks about Mariah
PopEater had the awesome opportunity to hang out with Nick Cannon while he filmed his upcoming DoSomething.org PSA to urge teens that "going green is sexy." He's a total riot and so down-to-Earth. He took time to chat about the crisis in Haiti (and why he wants you to get involved) as well as joke about Mariah Carey's "tipsy" award show speeches.
Click here to watch the video

Nick says he's hosting the NBC after party and the Golden Globe are doing a Haiti relief contribution and he (along with Mariah) will turn the after party in a massive charity event.
He also says the "tipsy" event was dope and that Mariah is supposed to celebrate it, if Precious wins tonight, everyone is gonna be tipsy.

He offers lots of flowers and candy to Mariah, it makes her smile.
Source: Popeater
Posted on January 17

Last nights concert at MGM Grand at Foxwoods
- The second concert was unfortunately not sold out, many empty seats left in the back.
- The audience was more active and excited than yesterday, more people were standing to dance (at least in my area)
- Mariah added "Up Out My Face" to the setlist
- The cake mentionned on Heroes of Mariah was probably for choreographer Debbie Allen as it was her birthday.
- Mariah dedicated "Angels Cry" to the people in Haiti and I saw several people crying.
Source: Melissa by e-mail
Posted on January 17
Mariah Carey: Who are you calling a diva?
What with the album sales, the acting career and the inevitable launch of her own-brand perfume, Carey is now thought to be worth around $225m and is ranked as the sixth richest woman in entertainment by Forbes magazine. However ditzy Carey might appear, beneath it all beats the heart of a savvy businesswoman – it is hard not to conclude that her diva-ish antics are simply part of the package that her fans buy into. Part of me would have been disappointed if Carey hadn't made me wait for three hours, and she is astute enough to realise this.

But in person she is far more considered, intelligent and warm than her image would have you believe. As I leave, Carey is already having her hair and make-up retouched by a bevy of helpers. The suite has several doors and I am not sure which one leads out into the corridor. No one tells me where to go because they are all too busy plugging in hair curlers and locating drinking straws. It is Carey who spots my confusion and opens one of the doors, ushering me outside with a kind smile. Mariah Carey might not do stairs, but I can exclusively reveal that, yes, she is capable of opening doors. Precious opens on 29 January. Carey's 12th album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, is out now

I only posted an extract 'cause it's way too long, also The Guardian will see how many people clicked and are interested in Mariah news, so please click here to read the full article.

Posted on January 17

Did Mariah finally got her license for the Rosé Angel Champagne?
Regular visitors of Heroes of Mariah will maybe remember I talked about it back in November 2009.  As soon as I came back from London where Mariah and Alan Carr drank "Angel" champagne, where "Angel" was served in club Jalouse in London, where Mariah offered champagne for the party of the X-Factor winner and previously sent a bottle for Simon Cowell's birthday, I contacted the peeps of "Angel Champagne" to ask where and when Mariah's champagne would be available.  At that moment, they told me Mariah's "Angel" wasn't released yet but would be soon.  It seems after Mariah's tweet, it's the Rosé that the brand released for Mariah .

Angel Champagne is the result of a deal between S. Zagni from Angel and L.A. Reid of IDJ, the brand already appeared in several artists vidéos

- Fabolous' It’s My Time video 

- Fabolous' Throw it in the Bag video 

- Rick Ross video of Hit record ‘Magnificent’

- Mariah' Obsessed remix video and magnum bottle with hand-crafted name for Mariah and Nick’s wedding anniversary in Vegas.

Posted on January 16

More updates this evening if I can, it seems the flu knocked at my door
Posted on January 16
Mariah at last nights concert, review and pictures

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Mariah Carey has been in the news lately due to erratic behavior at a pair of recent award shows, most notably a woozy acceptance speech when she was honored at the Palm Springs Film Festival January 5 for her acting turn in the film "Precious." She didn't make it easy to forget those images during her trip to the stage Friday night for the first of two nights at the Foxwoods Resort Casino's MGM Grand Theater, where she sounded comfortable easing through her songs and a touch loopy in between them.

Sporting an enormously puffy dress, Carey descended from the rafters on a rope swing to flutter through "Butterfly," a seven-piece band adding cool dressing to its mellow flow. Carey's singing was mostly casual, building to snappy little bursts amid the puffy dance sway of "Shake it Off."

Her voice is a remarkable instrument at its high end, but her songs were frequently undeserving of the unleashing she gave it. Her simmering trip through the mechanical R&B of "Touch My Body" was neither seductive nor enticing, and the only moments that mattered in the expansive "Fly Like a Bird" were the displays of power and sky-scraping pitch with which she dappled its latter portions.

Her singing could nonetheless apply pyrotechnic enticement to an energetic reading of a stop sign, so Carey dolled up the shimmying dance wave of "It's Like That," snapping gamely at its otherwise unremarkable lyrics. With a troupe of as many as ten dancers circling her, she soared and sailed through a meshing of "Sweetest Hangover" and "Heartbreaker," clad in furry sleeves and one of the multiple abbreviated dresses she sported as the evening wore on.

When she wasn't singing, Carey meandered between songs, complaining about the lack of fans onstage to blow hair off of her face, laughing at her own circuitous asides even when there wasn't a punch line, and coming off more flaky than fun. For people who love to watch a superstar fiddle incessantly with her hair (and call stylists onstage when she's tired of doing it herself), it was a treat.

Despite her once-in-a-generation vocal tools, Carey left several numbers shapeless, among them an average take on "Angels Cry" and a reading of "The Impossible (Love Ya Like)" that, despite its swatches of rhythm, was more drowsy than hypnotic. Those moments made it all the more jarring ? in a good sense ? when she leapt into "Emotions," which stood out for its lively gait as Carey dressed it with a mix of sharp vocal jabs and almost spoken word delivery in some passages.

Carey was almost on the way out when a door hit her in the backside, courtesy of her dancers emerging from one of the set's enormous risers to join her for the percolating, static " Obsessed." That moment somehow caught up to her on the next song, as she stopped "We Belong Together" midway through its first verse and demanded her band begin again. She peppered its flow comfortably to finish her set, and then returned for a laid-back massaging of "Hero" that brought the 90-minute show to an easygoing close.

Source: Courant (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 16

Mariah Carey Arrives Late, Sings Strong at MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Going to see Mariah Carey in concert these days is a little like catching a wild amusement park ride.

There’s a lot of fun and a lot of thrills but also some not-so-subliminal fear in thinking that the ride might go right off its tracks at any moment.

The statuesque songstress with the five-octave range brought all those elements to her show before a full-house at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods on Friday. It was just a little more than a week since Carey grabbed all the wrong kind of headlines for her wacky acceptance speech at the Palm Springs Film Festival, which she later blamed on “splashes of champagne.” 

The video of the slurred speech instantly became a YouTube classic, so when the Long Island native finally took the MGM stage an hour and 35 minutes after the 8 p.m. show time on the ticket Friday, there was plenty of concern going ‘round right from the start.

The anxious and frustrated crowd had been booing just a few minutes earlier and it didn’t help when an off-stage announcer said that Carey was running late due to the seemingly obligatory “accident on 95,” that seems to get brought up whenever a performer arrives late for a show in the area.

Nevertheless, Carey did stage a pretty impressive if occasionally erratic 90-minute performance that was musically tight and well choreographed – even if the pacing was slightly marred by the soon-to-be-40-year-old singer’s own unpredictable nature.

She definitely has a crazy side to her. One of the first things she said to the crowd was “Who’s thirsty and drinking champagne?” making obvious light of her earlier incident. She said she was going to stick to water all night, but by her seventh song, which she sang while lounging like a diva on a plush couch, she did indulge in a bit of champagne saying “See this is what happens. They force it down my throat.”

Carey is in the very early stages of her “Angels Advocate” tour, her first extended road show in more than three years. She was ably backed by a four-piece band, three singers and numerous exceptional dancers, who often grabbed the attention when the singer slipped off stage for a half-dozen costume changes. Her dresses were all skin tight, typically sparkling and all designed to flaunt her abundant cleavage.

After a brief introduction, the concert kicked off with the thumping dance track “Shake it Off,” the erotic “Touch My Body,” and one of her first vocal showcases of the evening, “Fly Like a Bird,” which peaked with some of her trademark sky-high upper octave notes at the end.

Mid-set standouts included her early smash “Make it Happen,” before “Angels Cry,” the latter which featured two dancers spinning high above the singer’s head.

In a set-up routine, she had a crew member come out and fix her hair, as Carey drew laughs when she said “I am a diva. A diva’s a good thing.”

She didn’t totally stick to the script though. She seemed to be having problems with her in-ear monitors and was not pleased with some of the directives she was apparently receiving through them, including the set list. As the night progressed so did the pauses between songs and she blew the lyrics and had to re-start one of her biggest hits, “We Belong Together,” right after saying that Billboard magazine had crowned it the most popular song of the decade.

Still with tracks such as “The Impossible” (husband Nick Cannon briefly came on-stage and gave her a long kiss after that one); a tasty mash-up of her own “HeartBreaker” with Diana Ross’ “Love Hangover;” Carey’s mega-hit “Emotions;” a fierce rendition of the Eminem-dissing “Obsessed;” and the encore of her classic “Hero,” it was undoubtedly a crowd-pleasing night.

Hours earlier, the vocal trio RydazNRtist opened the night with a brief 15-minute set that was well received by the audience.

Source: MassLive (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 16

Cake for Mariah at tonights concert
A cake has been ordered and will be delivered on stage at her concert tonight.
Source: Kathleen
Posted on January 16
Mariah's concert in Mashantucket last night

1. Butterfly Intro - Daydream Interlude
2. Shake It Off
3. Touch My Body
4. Fly Like a Bird
5. Make It Happen
6. Angels Cry
7. Subtle Invitation
8. It's Like That
9. The Impossible
10. Love Hangover - Heartbreaker
11. Honey
12. It's A Wrap
13. My All
14. Emotions
15. Obsessed
16. We Belong Together
17. Hero

- People are booing 'cause Mariah is late (but they made an announcement she was stuck in traffic)
- The crowd here sucks ... 
- Mariah made fun of herself refering to the "tipsy" acceptance speech
Source: Jessica - Christelle
Posted on January 16

Contest winners
It seems the contest was not that difficult after all as we got 27 correct answers.  The winners were picked at random.  Congrats guys
Amandine V (La Louvière, Belgium) - 1 "Forever" fragrance bottle
Fabio G ( Roma, Italy) - 1 "Forever" fragrance bottle
Aurélien D (Caen, France) - 1 autographed copy of "Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel"
Dean B (Perth, Australia) - 1 autographed official picture of "Obsessed" 
Jonas S ( Miami, USA) - 1 autographed official picture of "I Want To Know What Love Is"
Debbie J ( Newport, USA) - 1 autographed official Forever fragrance picture
Bart L (Antwerpen, Belgium) - 1 Obsessed promo cd
Posted on January 15
Mariah concert tonight
Mariah will give the first of her 2 concerts at the Grand Theatre in Mashantucket.
Posted on January 15
Mariah to attend the Golden Globe Awards?
Mariah could attend the Golden Globe Awards on January 17,  as Nick tweeted he will host the the after party show, there's a big chance Mariah will be there.
Remember, "Precious" is nominated for, Best Motion Picture, Best Performance (Gabourey Sidibe) and Best Supporting role (Mo'Nique).

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air on Sunday, January 17, 2010 and NBC is dedicating the entire evening to broadcasting the glamorous Hollywood event. NBC will air “The Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special” pre-show and the “Golden Globe Awards: After Party Show,” just before and after “The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards” on Sunday, January 17 (5:00 – 8:00 PM PT, 8:00 to 11:00 PM ET).
Source for the infos: Nick Cannon
Posted on January 15

Please vote for Mariah!!!!!!
Hello Magazine is runing the Grand Finale 2009 Most Attractive Woman
Voting ends on January 20 at 13:00 BST.
Please note, votes can be cast only once every 10 minutes.
Click here to vote for Mariah
Source: Andy by e-mail
Posted on January 15
The Angels Advocate album in not pushed back!
I'm very surprised by the google alerts, buzz on blogs and among fans and of course haters' blogs making fun of Mariah, in fact the album is not delayed as I  posted here 3 days ago what I received from a very very reliable source:
" the February release date was never officially confirmed and the album is not on hold,  it is coming out soon but the label hasn’t finalized the date yet but should be in March for sure"
Posted on January 15
I will hopefully have more time tomorrow to reply to the e-mails and pick the winners of the last contest at random.  I had a crazy day today.
Posted on January 14
Tennessee DVD: Official Press Release

“A rewarding and moving small drama with exceptionally fine performances all around.” - Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com 

“Mariah Carey is more than just the big star in this small story. She's the warm, charismatic, deliciously down home presence that fills the screen with charm to spare …” - Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze 

There is Always One Last Chance 

Mariah Carey, #1 Best-Selling Female Artist in U.S. Music History, Stars with Adam Rothenberg and Ethan Peck 

Produced by Lee Daniels, Director of Precious 

DVD Debuts January 26

Multiple Grammy Award® winner Mariah Carey, currently garnering acclaim for her moving performance in Precious, stars with Adam Rothenberg (Mad Money) and Ethan Peck (TV’s “10 Things I Hate About You”) in Director Aaron Woodley’s (Rhinoceros Eyes) thought-provoking road film Tennessee, debuting on DVD January 26 from Vivendi Entertainment. Featuring Carey’s hit single, “Right to Dream,” the film is about two brothers on a cross-country search for their estranged father, who are joined by an aspiring singer fleeing her troubled marriage. Bonus features include “Road to Tennessee,” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film featuring interviews with the cast and crew.  Produced by Lee Daniels (director of Precious), Tennessee had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.  The DVD will be available for $19.97 SRP.

Brothers Carter and Ellis set out on a road trip to their childhood home in a desperate search for their estranged father, who may hold the key to their future. Along the way, they are joined by Krystal (Carey), who is fleeing a troubled life. Together, these unlikely companions seek to overcome their pasts and start anew.

Street Date: January 26, 2010 
Order Date: December 22, 2009 
Rated R for Language 
Running Time: 99 minutes 
SRP: $19.97 
Language: English 
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 
CAT # TN1151DVD 
UPC # 883476011516 

About Vivendi Entertainment 
Vivendi Entertainment is a full service independent film, television, DVD and digital distribution company operating in the United States and Canada. Representing a vast range of genres including action, comedy, thriller, urban, family, fitness and stand-up comedies, Vivendi Entertainment has become a favorite distribution partner for independent content providers. The company has built an extensive catalog of over 3,000 titles, and its customer-centric business model was founded on the principles of collaboration and financial transparency. The company provides sales, marketing, and distribution services to many of the home entertainment industry's most prestigious brands including: The Weinstein Company, World Wrestling Entertainment, Classic Media, RHI, Shout! Factory, Salient, and Code Black.  The company will be releasing Letters to God, a faith-based family film, on April 9, 2010.   Vivendi Entertainment is a division of Universal Music Group Distribution, the award-winning sales, marketing and distribution arm of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company.

Source: Vivendi Entertainment by e-mail

Click here to pre-order the DVD on Amazon US
Posted on January 14

Mariah to be part of a benefit concert for Haiti?
Unik Ernest, a New York nightlife entrepreneur whose Edeyo Foundation has built a school and provides meals, books and libraries for children in Port Au Prince told that his famous friends like Mark Wahlbergand and Tommy Hilfiger called him and offered “to support any initiative (Edeyo is) planning at this moment,”

Ernest also claims he’s planning a telethon and a benefit concert
" tentatively scheduled for the first two weeks of February. Celebrities he says will be involved include: Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ashton Kutcher, Usher, John Legend, Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx, Wyclef Jean, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Kerri Washington, Susan Sarandon and others."
Source: Tonic
Posted on January 13

Tennessee DVD Review: Mariah Carey Is Vibrant On Screen
A bible belt cross-country youthful journey of discovery in search of family reconciliation, Tennessee is emotionally well meaning enough. But the film more than misses the mark as a road movie whose unintended sense of cultural distance and mostly generic country characters with jarring cosmopolitan leanings, come off rather like big city tourism in out of the way places.

Carter (Adam Rothenberg) is big brother and young surrogate dad to Ellis (Ethan Peck). High school football star Carter abruptly fled Tennessee and their physically and emotionally abusive father some years ago, with Carter in tow along with their mother, who has recently passed away. And Carter has been raising Ellis since then, in a trailer in the New Mexico wilderness. 

When Ellis is diagnosed with leukemia and Carter doesn't qualify as a potential life saving bone marrow donor, the younger sibling convinces his resistant brother to go look for their estranged father, who might provide the necessary match instead. Along the way they encounter Krystal (Mariah Carey), a sassy Texas truckstop waitress with dreams of becoming a country singer. And she joins up with them on a whim to go make a pitch in the Nashville music scene, while escaping abuse of her own from her domineering highway patrol spouse.

Mariah Carey is more than just the big star in this small story. She's the warm, charismatic, and deliciously down home presence that spontaneously fills the screen with charm to spare, in this comparatively weak and maudlin story. Though it's unfortunate and rather lopsided, that the details of her own character lack the attention and depth lavished upon the male protagonists. 

In addition, what we have here is once again the black mammy syndrome, as Carey seems to be around mostly to tend to the physical and emotional needs of those perpetually moping males. She's even repeatedly fetching them food, long after Krystal has called it quits with waitressing. And in the brief interlude when she does get to grab some spotlight and show her far too professional musical skills as a supposed amateur on a stage in an unusually receptive redneck bar, Mariah through no fault of her own, feels as fish out of water forced as you can get. 

Tennessee has its moments of tenderly spun brotherly love. But all the secondary characters lack a sense of being fully realized, particularly the many abusive one-note males, seemingly on hand more to make a vague point about domestic violence not being cool, than dramatically resolving or explaining anything about that terrible trauma.

DVD Features: Interviews With Cast And Crew; Featurette: Road to Tennessee: Behind The Scenes

Source: Newsblaze (All rights reserved)
Click here to pre-order the DVD on Amazon US

Posted on January 13

No updates 'til this evening

Not Mariah related:
- Major snow fall here in Brussels, there are many elderly people to help, which we did this morning.
- Haiti cries for help: We are gonna help pack the aid packages this afternoon. 

Posted on January 13

The "Angels Cry" feat. Ne-Yo could make it on the NBA All Star soundtrack
This still needs to be officially confirmed, but the track could make it on the NBA All Star 2010 soundtrack.  With a rapper spit in addition of Mariah and Ne-Yo, it gives a nice 2Pac vibe to the track!
Source: DJ Alert by e-mail
Posted on January 12
"Up Out My Face" feat. Nicki Minaj is the track sent to radios
The track will be impact both Rythmic and Urban formats on January 26 (in the US of course)
Source: All Access
Posted on January 12
Mariah on holiday
Mariah tweeted she's "on vaca" with Josefin, Billie (Josephin's daughter) and Shawn

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Source: Mariah on Twitter
Posted on January 12
Don't worry ya'll the Angels Advocate album is coming!!!!!
After the rumors spread on the internet yesterday and that said the album is on hold, I received a lot of e-mails from concerned fans.

Don't worry, the album is still a go!!!!!!

Sources tell me, the February release date was never officially confirmed and the album is not on hold,  it is coming out soon but the label hasn’t finalized the date yet but should be in March for sure!!!!!!

Posted on January 12

New concert date added
A Houston date has now been added to the "Angels Adocate" tour. Mariah will now give a concert in Houston on February 17 at Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston are you ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Source for the info: MariahCarey.com
Posted on January 12
George Clooney talks about Mariah
“Who is the best acceptance speech giver?” someone asked the Bagger on Monday night at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

It’s early yet, of course, but it seems as if George Clooney is the “Avatar” of thank-yous. It’s hard to argue with his significant appeal, especially when paired with his seemingly natural humility.  Even presenting an award to his “Fantastic Mr. Fox” director Wes Anderson at the late-running dinner, the Cloons pretty much killed it. “I got the chicken about five minutes ago so I am like Mariah Carey,” messed up “right now,” he said, referring to Ms. Carey’s odd behavior recently at the Palm Springs International Film Festival . 
Source: NY Times Blog
Posted on January 12

Contest closed!
You were 231 to take part and I didn't have time to check all the answers yet, but from what I already checked in the past days, there are already 12 winners. Please let me a day or 2 to check it all and pick the winners at random.

Mariah featured in Hill's new video
Hill is a 22 year old Brunei artist which performed at a party for the Brunei Royal Family in UK.
Mariah was a guest at the event along with Janet Jackson, Ne-yo and many other entertainment industry personalities.  Mariah was impressed by Hill  and when he then asked her to do a cameo in his video, Mariah to his amazement and surprise said yes. 

The video was shot in December in London and it's there Samantha Mumba met Mariah on the set.

The first 2 pics were taken at Prince Azim's birthday, the last one on the set of the video

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Click here to watch the video.

Source: Hill - Jeff from Sensible Music by e-mail (thanks guys)
Posted on January 12

Valentine's Day concert added in Chicago!
A second date has been added at the Chicago Theater.  Valentine's Day, February 14, this is going to be great!!!!!
Apparently tickets for that concert will be on sale on January 16.
Source: AV Club Chicago
Posted on January 11
Minneapolis concert is cancelled 
Mariah's concert at the Northrop Auditorium on February 16 has been cancelled.  I'm really sad for the fans in that area.
Source for the info: Nothrop Auditorium
Posted on January 11
Last day for the contest!
Don't forget the goal of this contest is to make you happy, but first of all to support Mariah!
With your answer, don't forget to tell me you requested the "Angels Cry" or "Up Out My Face" remixes somewhere on radios (I trust you).

Tell me from where this picture is from (in the most complete possible way)

- 2 "Forever" fragrance bottles
- 1 autographed copy of "Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel"
- 1 autographed official picture of "Obsessed" 
- 1 autographed official picture of "I Want To Know What Love Is" 
- 1 autographed official Forever fragrance picture
- 1 Obsessed promo cd


- Kisses
- Brunei
- Video 
- First single

Winners will be picked at random. Good luck everyone!!!!
The fragrance bottles will not be send in countries where you can buy the fragrance
Posted on January 11

Action in Aspen

I hope the New Year is going well for you, readers. I had an amazing festive period. I began my adventure this year by flying to LA just before Christmas to join my Christmas family, the Carey-Cannons. We flew out of the hot LA weather from the private air field wearing t shirts. Then, four hours later, we pulled on our polo neck sweaters as we landed on the thick snowy runway of the Aspen air field, which is full of celeb and wealthy jet plane owners. (Trust me, Aspen’s not for us regular folks, unless we can hitch a ride with a mate like I did!) 

At one point, I went out to a coffee shop and, no word of a lie, I walked past Paris Hilton, Zac Efron, Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson on my way there! As if that wasn’t enough, when I got to the coffee shop, guess who was standing in front of me? None other than actress Goldie flippin Hawn! She asked the server for a choc chic cookie then started talking to me, before realisng that I wasn’t her sister who had walked off for a minute. ‘‘Oh no,’’ I insisted to her. “Don’t apologise – I love chit-chatting to Hollywood legends!’’

After I had helped Mrs C purchase some of her gifts, we returned to the house where we played what was to be the first of many games of ‘Mafia’.

Let me explain the game: A group of people are divided into two groups – ‘Townspeople’ and ‘Mafia’ – depending on which card they are dealt. No one is aware of each others’ status but the aim is to work out who the mafia are in order to execute them, whilst in turn, the mafia during the night bump off the townsfolk. The ever-festive Nick was his usual animated self and had us all involved, screaming and pleading our cases in minutes. 

On Christmas Eve, after skiing and snow-boarding we went sledging. Imagining myself in an old James Bond movie, I had visions of husky dogs pulling us through the snow. However, once on top of the mountain, it became clear that this was the kiddie activity that involved us sitting on a brightly coloured plastic vessel and hurling ourselves down the steep hill. Nick and Mariah’s friends Pastor Kase and Deric (DJ D Wrek from Wild n Out) began the races downhill, whilst I looked on like a scaredey cat. I finally convinced Deric to let me piggy back his sledge and so we started the two-on-two races against the Carey Cannons. A nearby gent offered to lend me his “extra fast sledge,” which had just been waxed to ensure ridiculous speed. 

I agreed, but instead of using it myself, I naughtily passed it to the Carey Cannons, thinking it would freak them out – it didn’t. They used it and they won. 

As soon as we got home, we changed into our festive red PJ’s and awaited the arrival of Santa, who of course, Mariah knows personally. The kids were all put to bed as we placed ourselves strategically behind curtains and sofas to film and capture the children’s faces as Mr Claus awoke them with his cries of “ho ho ho.”

Once Santa had done his duties, we all dragged him into the living room to pose with us under the 20-foot high Christmas tree. I sat on his knee, as is traditional, and reassured him of my good behaviour the past 12 months. In return, he let us all ride his sleigh around the front garden and yes they were real reindeer! 

Before we went to our beds, Nick warned us with an evil twinkle in his eye that ‘Santa’ would be waking us at 6am for present opening. “No way,” I thought. Well, how wrong I was. Mr ‘Saint Nick’ (Nick dressed as Santa), stomped up and down the house in his big black Santa boots and huge pillow belly, ringing the bell from hell to wake us all up. After three attempts to ignore him, I dragged my lazy ass down to the Christmas tree where wrapping paper and screams of joy were flying. How could I not get into the Christmas spirit? 

As well as the traditional socks, scarves, gloves and toys being exchanged, there were also gifts with handles, heels, diamonds and one with wheels! 

That evening, we all put on our best frocks to sit down to Christmas dinner, which tasted mouth-wateringly good. 

Later, thoroughly exhausted, we hit the sack early as the next day Mrs C was taking her version of the bus – the jet – to Italy to pick up her special award for best supporting actress at the Capri film festival for her role in the movie Precious. 

MC collected her very appropriately shaped mermaid award (which is now sitting in her mermaid room) on the red carpet with a wall of paparazzi documenting her every move. After only 24 hours in Capri, we jetted to New York City, where a whole heap of new adventures awaited me! 

Source: Jamine for The Voice
Posted on January 11

New Contest update: Ok, here we go 
I'm absolutely speechless, 7 fans found the good answer , 23 are close but gave an incomplete answer and lots of wrong answers.

Don't forget the goal of this contest is to make you happy, but first of all to support Mariah!
With your answer, don't forget to tell me you requested the "Angels Cry" or "Up Out My Face" remixes somewhere on radios (I trust you).

New clues

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New clue

New clues will be added tomorrow.

- 2 "Forever" fragrance bottles
- 1 autographed copy of "Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel"
- 1 autographed official picture of "Obsessed" 
- 1 autographed official picture of "I Want To Know What Love Is" 
- 1 autographed official Forever fragrance picture
- 1 Obsessed promo cd
Posted on January 10

Many questions about the new contest...
If I answer all your questions by e-mail or here, it's not a contest anymore

However, I will answer 1 question:
Q: "Is the contest open to everyone?"
A: Yes, of course, the contest is open to every fan in the world!!!! 

The Forever fragrances will not be send in countries where the fragrance is on sale!

New clues

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New clue 
- Kisses

More clues will be added later today and tomorrow
Posted on January 10

New contest!
Wanna win autographed pictures, Forever fragrances, promo cds??????
Tell me from where this picture is from and tell me you requested the "Angels Cry" or "Up Out My Face" remixes somewhere on radios (I trust you).  More clues will be added every day or even several times a day.  The contest ends on January 11 at midnight.

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Posted on January 9
Major recording artist Jump Smokers' Angels Cry remix 
Jump Smokers tweeted again with some updates, they got a major recording artist on their Angels Cry feat. Ne-Yo remix for the M.C. vs. J.S. Remix Album.
Check from time to time the Jump Smokers' Twitter page
Posted on January 8
"Angels Cry" and "Up Put My Face" remixes
If you are among the ones who waited to know if the tracks were leaked on purpose or not before listening, you can know listen to "Angels Cry" feat. Ne Yo and "Up Out My face" feat. Nicki Minaj on Nick's blog.  Enjoy!
Posted on January 8
DJ Envy played the "Up Out My Face"remix feat. Nicki Minaj
DJ Envy played the remix this afternoon on his New at 2 show on Power 105.1
Source: DJ Envy
Posted on January 7
Poor Mariah needed to explain herself again, well, she doesn't seem affected by the critics but seriously, can't people just let her having fun!!!!!!
Mariah: "This isn't my first scandal"
Mariah Carey sets the record straight on her colorful acceptance speech at Tuesday night's Palm Springs Film Festival. 

"This is not my first scandal," Mariah tells ET's Cojo at the "2010 People's Choice Awards." 

She recalls her peculiar behavior at the event, telling Cojo, "At the Palm Springs Film Festival, I had not seen ['Precious' director] Lee Daniels in a long time. ... We were having fun, having champagne, having a good time ... and we got up on stage and the way we are, our rapport, is just like silliness. ... It was kind of a mess of celebrating and having a good time and then getting onstage." 
Source: Extra TV
Posted on January 7

Mariah Carey Shoots Down Vanessa Hudgens Movie Rumors
Mariah Carey is setting the record straight: She's not starring in a flick alongside Vanessa Hudgens.
In fact, the singer, 40, tells UsMagazine.com that she didn't even know about the Internet rumors that she and Hudgens, 21, would appear in a comedy about a mother-daughter duo that audition for a TV talent show.

"I haven't heard that," Carey told Us at the Palm Springs Film Festival Wednesday.

Still, Carey says she is plotting her film follow-up by reading scripts.

"I'm doing a lot at the same time. I'm on tour right now and stuff," Carey says. "There has been a lot of stuff that I'm really excited about!"

Source: US Magazine
Posted on January 7

For video collectors
More videos reporting Mariah's appearance at Palm Springs and red carpet interviews:
- CBS2 News and Entertainment Tonight - click here to download
- Access Hollywood, Daily10, ENews, Extra, Inside Edition, and TMZ - click here to download
All of the above links - Part1 - Part2 - Part3 - Part4

European videos of Mariah in Palm Springs and People's Choice Award
- De Rode Loper Jan.6 - here
- De Rode Loper Jan 7 - here
- Leute Heute Jan.6 - here
- Punkt 9, Jan.7 - here
- Punkt 12, Jan.7 - here
- Leute Heute, Jan.7 - here

Source: Moony - Elise
Posted on January 7

Full Mariah's Palm Springs' acceptance speech
Click here to watch it.
Posted on January 7
Rumor: Mariah to appear in Prince Azim's first video
Rumor is on the net, Mariah has been asked to make an appearance in a music video for Prince Azim of Brunei's upcoming single.

Prince Azim, son of the Sultan of Brunei, has promised to fly Mariah and 14 members of her entourage over to London from New York by private jet.

Mariah has been friends with the prince for several years.
Posted on January 7

For video collectors
Mariah at People's Choice Award
In her acceptance speech, Mariah thanked her real fans, her friends, God, Nick, her mom, her family, Doug Morris, LA Reid, Island Def Jam, Violator, Maroon Entertainment and Cindy Berger. 
DVD: click here to download
HD: click here to download

Source: Moony
Posted on January 7
Mariah accepts the Favorite R&B Artist People's Choice Award 

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Source: C.U
Posted on January 7
I'll try to reply to the e-mails asap as I have a lot of work with the translation in the French speaking part, Kinou..... help!!!!!! 
Posted on January 6
7 nominations for Precious and crew and 2 for Mariah for the NAACP Image Awards
Motion Picture
- Precious: Outstanding Motion Picture 
- Gabourey Sidibe: Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
- Lenny Kravitz: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
- Mariah Carey, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture 
- Precious: Outstanding Independent Motion Picture 
Writing Categories 
- Geoffrey Fletcher: Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Directing Categories 
- Lee Daniels: Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Recording Categories
Mariah Carey: Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel: Outstanding Album 
Source: NAACP
Posted on January 6
Mariah Carey says 'It was a very good year'
There's a scene in the urban drama, "Precious," where the title character asks her seen-it-all welfare case worker, "What color are you?"
The plain, light-skinned Miss Weiss replies without breaking her monotone, "What color do you think I am?"

That weary case worker bears little resemblance to the Mariah Carey we know as Billboard's top charting-topping female vocalist of all time. Her black hair is flat with unbecoming bangs. Her makeup is meant to make her look dowdy, with a hint of a mustache.

Carey has done dozens of interviews about her onscreen transformation, which has helped her earn positive reviews and a nod as the Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Jan. 5 Awards Gala.

"A lot of people told me they didn't recognize me in the film," she says by telephone from her New York home. "No, it's not glamorous. I don't care, but people seem to be fixated on that."

Instinctively, Carey says she probably wouldn't respond to a question about her skin color as Miss Weiss does in "Precious."

Maybe when she was growing up, she says, but not now.

"It's interesting," she says, "because I grew up in an interracial family - biracial, whatever you want to call it - black father, white mother -- an extended kind of family."

Carey, who turns 40 in March, was born in Long Island to an Irish-American opera singer and an African-American whose father changed his name from Nunez upon migrating from Venezuela. Carey experienced discrimination after her parents divorced because of her racial ambiguity.

Upon reflection about that question, she says, "Perhaps I would say that now. It depends on what mood (I'm in)."

Actually, that question posed by Precious, an obese black teenager who had been twice impregnated by her HIV-positive father, wasn't in the original script. Director Lee Daniels told lead actress Gabourey Sidibe in an off-camera whisper to ask Carey "What color are you?" Carey had to respond with an ad lib.

"We were doing a lot of improv, ad libbing," Carey says. "I guess I was in a place within that scene where I was responding from a guttural place, maybe more of a teenage place. Not that anyone would have known that. That's just where I was at internally."

There was a time in 20th century where young pop singers such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley had to cross over to film to sustain their careers with "grown-up" audiences. That requirement pretty much ended in the 1970s when vocalists such as Elton John and Bruce Springsteen took greater control of their careers and opted not to become film actors. But by the 1990s, hip-hop artists from Will Smith to Ice T were leading a new migration to Hollywood that opened the doors for women such as Queen Latifah and Beyonce, too.

Carey says she's wanted to act as long as she's wanted to sing. But she was unable to break into film acting until 2001's disastrous "Glitter."

She got her singing break in 1988 when she became Brenda Starrs' backup singer. In a legendary show biz story, Starr handed Carey's demo tape to producer Tommy Mottola and Mottola was so enamored by Carey's voice, he produced her records and married her in 1993.

Carey won't talk about Mottola today, but, at a time when Smith, Ice Cube and other artists were beginning to break into film, Carey says she was prohibited from doing so.

"There was a person who told me I wasn't allowed to pursue it," she says. "This was a person involved in my career."

She and Mottola, who is 20 years older than Carey, separated in 1997. She claims that's when she found artistic freedom as a recording artist. Much of her songwriting today features themes of empowerment and emancipation.

She's proud of the soundtrack she created for "Glitter," but her real acting breakthrough came when she began working with acting coach Karen "G" Giordano in "Precious" and Daniels' 2008 indie film, "Tennessee."

"She really helped me in terms of just opening up and being me -- whoever that me is at the moment," Carey says. "We've had breakthroughs in terms of working on a part, working on a scene, working on something and then a light bulb goes on. But I would also have to credit Lee Daniels for believing in me.

"Initially, I wanted to do independent roles and I wanted to really do more edgy or out-there kind of characters and people would say to me, 'Your reading was wonderful, but you're going to take people out of the movie.' That's what I heard time and time again.

"Meeting Lee Daniels, having him give me chances and believe that I could pull off playing Miss Weiss -- not just with a physical transformation (was a breakthrough). He believed in me that I could go there internally."

Carey got good reviews for "Tennessee," but the film had such a small audience, it's taken an aggressive promotion of "Precious" by executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, plus Carey to convince skeptics that Carey can act.

"The bar is always higher for me for some reason," she says. "I really say that humbly, but I believe it. People have been nice to me about certain indie projects and I appreciate that. But for me to get some reviews that turn people's heads, it's got to be in a movie that's just undeniable."

There have been many breakthroughs in Carey's career, but a big one in her life was her recent marriage to TeenNick chairman Nick Cannon. She called this "an amazing time in my life" and Cannon, who is 10 years younger than her, is a big reason for that.

"I'm really being in love for the first time," she says. "It's something very unique because I've had some difficult times with that situation earlier on, so that's fantastic. I never thought I'd get married again. We had our first Thanksgiving this year and I cooked! I did have some helpers, but I did cook. I made my first turkey!"

She says they're thinking about having children.

"I just have to get through these next couple two months or something," she says. "Then I'll really think about it."

So is Mariah turning out to be a regular family gal?

"I didn't think I was," she says. "Sometimes it's like my extended family -- my friends who have been with me and gone through difficult times with me -- and then sometimes it's just the regular family stuff. This year was kind of a combination of both. I really enjoyed myself."
Source: The Desert Sun (All rights reserved)
Posted on Januart 6

According to Roger Friedman, Mariah will win the Best R&B Singer Award
Mariah Carey Is People's Choice - And Ours
Mariah Carey is all set to pick up her People’s Choice Award tonight on CBS. She’s a winner, I’m told, for Best R&B singer.

What? Yes, everyone seems to know who’s won those People’s Choice Awards before they arrive at the studio. Who votes in this thing? “The voting public,” a Hollywood publicist replied with a smirk. Well, whatever.

Mariah’s had a big year, especially because of her surprisingly understated performance in “Precious.” She’s picking up Breakthrough Performance awards everywhere, and now, suddenly, directors want Mariah Carey. It’s a far cry from her debut acting debacle years ago in “Glitter.”

It’s too bad Mariah didn’t get pushed more for an Oscar or Globe in “Precious,” since she’s also supported the movie like crazy. She’s shown up anywhere they’ve asked her to go. And she didn’t require a fee to be there, either!

One place where Mariah did not have a big hit last year: music. Her most recent album just didn’t take off despite the witty lead single, “Obsessed.”

But this is what Mariah has to do next, I think, to get back on the charts: a straight ahead album of real singing, no fluttering, no hip hop. She has to get a really musical producer — like her buddy Randy Jackson — and record some actual, structured songs. She might even cover some classics. But the days of ethereal scatting over this and that, I think, are over. Let the voice be heard!
Source: Showbiz 411 (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 6

Am I really so naive?
When I posted the lil' video this morning, I thought ALL fans of Mariah would be amused and pleased to see Mariah like we didn't see her in a long time (and no, I'm not talking about being a lil' tipsy  ). 

But not all fans were pleased, I must be naive.  People reacted weird.....
- The media and gossips, most of them trash Mariah. But what can we expect, they do not even need this lil' video to trash her anyway! 
- Angry fans who find it outrageous, stupid, inapropriate.... geez, Mariah is almost 40 and she knows what she does, she does what she wants, when she wants where she wants. 
- Worried fans who are afraid of what people will say. But who cares what people say, we love Mariah the way she is! 
- Fans who have even been wondering where Nick was and why he allowed Mariah to drink a lil'. For information, Nick (from its tweets) was in China and I'm really surprised that some fans may wish Mariah has a husband who controls her ... Memories ....
- Finally, thank god, the happy fans, who probably laughed as much as I laughed. Don't change, never change, that's how it should be! 

As for me, this video is already in my iPod in the category Best Of 
Posted on January 6

Best of Palm Springs!
I only posted a few of all the pictures of the event.  These ones are very representative of Mariah's wonderful evening

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Click here to see many more untagged pictures
Source: Zimbio
Posted on January 6
Lil' vidéo: Mariah's Palm Springs' acceptance speech 
Mariah was a lil' tipsy.  We love you girl!!!!!!!!
Click here to watch it
Posted on January 6
Will Mariah Carey find a promoter for her Northrop concert? 
Her agents have reserved Feb. 16, but with no promoter the concert could be in jeopardy.
Is Mariah Carey coming to Northrop Auditorium on Feb. 16? Her website says so. But tickets haven't gone on sale yet because the concert has no promoter, explained Northrop general manager Sally Dischinger.

"This has never happened before," she said. "So this is strange."

Dischinger was contacted by Carey's agent weeks ago and is still reserving the date for the concert. "We're ready to know," she said Tuesday.

According to mariahcarey.com, tickets are on sale for all her winter concerts except Feb. 16 at Northrop and Feb. 27 at the Pearl in Las Vegas. It is a 19-city tour of mostly theaters by the tour-averse diva.

Even though Carey has been a major star since 1990, she has never performed a proper concert in the Twin Cities. She did make cameo appearances in 1999 (at KDWB's Last Chance Summer Dance) and 2002 (at the Mall of America on "The Today Show"). Her "Memoirs of a Perfect Angel," released in September, has continued the comeback momentum of 2005's big-selling "The Emancipation of Mimi." She has landed 18 No. 1 pop singles, including "Touch My Body" in 2008.

"Usually all the ducks are in a row ahead of time," Dischinger said, adding that tickets typically go on sale at least six weeks before a concert. "I don't know if her price [fee] is so high that no promoter will take it."

Dischinger advises Carey fans to "call back at the end of the week."
Source: Star Tribune Minneapolis (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 6

Mariah Carey Makes ‘Breakthrough’ At Palm Springs International Film Festival
Mariah Carey’s role in the emotional flick Precious is quickly turning into a breakout one for her.

Continuing to collect accolades for her performance, Carey was honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival held last night (January 5) at the Palm Springs Convention Center in California. There, she was given the award for Breakthrough Actress, which was presented to her by film director Lee Daniels.

MiMi attended the gala sans husband Nick Cannon, wearing a form-fitting black dress with a hint of sparkle

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Source: NeonLimelight
Posted on January 6

First pics of Mariah in Palm Springs (it's middle in the night here and and I'm still up )
According to many tweets, Mariah just arrived in Palm Springs to Mariah collect her Award for the Breakthrough Actress Performance for her role in "Precious." 

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Posted on January 5/6
Europe are you ready??????  The dancing banana is 
Posted on January 5
Jump Smokers Languishing's remix is a full song
Don't forget to check from time to time the Jump Smokers' Twitter page, they give small updates on their work for the "M.C. vs. J.S. Remix Album".
Posted on January 5
Mariah On The Cover of Pride Magazine
Mariah graces the January issue of the UK's Pride Magazine, available on newsstands now!

Confessions of a DIVA

Mariah Carey has a lot of stuff going on right now but still found time to talk with Cynthia Lawrence. They talk about Mariah's performance in "Precious", how Sidney Poitier told Mariah he didn't recognize her in the movie, about Mariah's sense of humor and of course - the diva rumors:

---- Our tete-a-tete inevitably moves to the diva myth that surrounds the superstar. "I've been a diva since I was three. And what?" she laughs. "The true meaning of a diva is a talented female singer. My mother sang opera, and so all my life I heard my mother going, 'Oh, she is very much the diva,' way before they had Divas Live." But that's not the definition of diva we're talking about! What of the rumours that Mariah demands fresh flowers in each hotel room? "People give me flowers upstairs, but I didn't say I wanted that!" Oh, and she gets her assistant to pick out the blue M&Ms... "Blue M&Ms? Do they even exist? I don't really eat chocolate M&Ms. Here comes my diva," she jokes. "A diva would be like [she waves a manicured hand and taps her nearly empty wine glass], 'Rachel, wine, I need more wine!' We all have it in us." She gets up to refill her glass, offering me a top-up before tottering back to the sofa, legs curled back under her. "I'll tell you this." She leans forward as if sharing a secret: "I think that's sexist. There are a lot of difficult male divas out there, but no one says anything about them. See, I don't take this shit seriously." ----

Pick up your copy of the magazine to read the entire article.

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Source: MariahCarey.com
Posted on January 5

Reminder: Please vote for Mariah!!!!!!
Mariah is nominated in the "Artiste Féminine Internationale de l'Année" (International Female Artist of the Year) for the 2010 NRJ Music Awards.
Please vote for Mariah at this link.
Source for the reminder: Nader by e-mail
Posted on January 5
B. Scott posted a few candid photos from Mariah Carey at M2 Ultra Lounge
Go take a look on his site!
Posted on January 4
More pics: Mariah Carey is a Pretty Princess in Atlantic City

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Source: Celebuzz
Posted on January 4
More pics of Mariah leaving for the MSG concert on Dec. 31
I really hate tagging pictures I didn't take myself, but some MySpace peeps and/or bloggers have the bad habit to update with other fan sites' infos and/or pictures.

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Posted on January 4
The Angels Advocate Tour page is up
Click here to access it and here to access the Atlantic City page with many pictures.
Posted on January 4
Atlantic City pictures
I really hate tagging pictures I didn't take myself, but some MySpace peeps and/or bloggers have the bad habit to update with other fan sites' infos and/or pictures, now they will have to cut a part of Mariah's beautiful legs......

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Click here for many more pictures.
Posted on January 4

Mariah Carey at the Borgata
The altogether dazzling yet disarmingly human super-diva Mariah Carey was checking some text onstage at the Borgata's sold-out Event Center Saturday night. "I've written a few songs in my life," she quipped in understated explanation. "And sometimes the set list changes."

So it had since her New Year's Eve show at Madison Square Garden. For this date, beginning in earnest her "Angels Advocate" tour, her first live jaunt in more than three years, Carey changed the order and swapped five different songs into her 18-tune set.

One - the romance-terminating "It's a Wrap," from 2009's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, her 12th studio album - was a highlight, allowing the singer to soulfully flaunt her vocal prowess out in front of the occasionally overwhelming backup voices.

Also laudable was the acted-out choreography of a diva's dismissal of her pleading, come-home-drunk guy (one of the nine dancers) with wised-up lines ("I was oh so acquiescent, but I learned my lesson") and her famously fluttering mic-free hand.

More song-specific and Mariah-centric thespian conceits would be a great concert idea, giving Carey enlivening focus for each number - and answering the complaints that the native Long Islander is too inert in performance. (And we know the woman can act, even under pressure: She went from the career-tailspin-inducing cinematic disaster that was her 2001 bomb, Glitter, to awards for her role as a social worker in last year's acclaimed Precious.)

Then again, the 2,200 excited fans in Atlantic City didn't seem to mind the statuesque Carey just walking the stage, casually bantering a bit but mostly communicating via her five-octave range, including the sparingly deployed pyrotechnics of her ultrahigh "dolphin squeal" whistle register.

Such live staples as her deliriously received 1991 smash "Emotions" - an unprecedented fifth consecutive No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, one of her countless chart-topping feats - would be unthinkable without those notes.

The closing encore was the inevitable "Hero," but oddly, even though Carey's new record is dedicated to Michael Jackson, she never did her renowned cover of the Jackson Five's "I'll Be There." (Trey Lorenz did emerge midset with Jackson's "Rock With You" in tribute while Carey changed costumes backstage.)

However, Carey got down with some Motown by effectively mashing Diana Ross' "Love Hangover" with her own dancey "Heartbreaker."

And sharing the state of her heart as always, she performed the live debut of "The Impossible," dedicated to her rapper-actor-radio-DJ husband, Nick Cannon (who hosted an after-party at the Borgata's swanky mur.mur club).
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 4

JD's tweet
"just left the mariah show here in atlantic city 30 mins before i get on and tear it down"
Source: JD on Twitter
Posted on January 3
Atlantic City concert videos on YouTube
Some videos are already up on YouTube.
Keep checking at this link, the guy has "The Impossible" too.
Posted on January 3
Mariah Carey surprisingly dull in show at Borgata

Mariah Carey may be a pop diva, but much of the sold-out crowd at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa treated her like she was a deity on Saturday night.

Constantly taking pictures and video, screaming at the top of their lungs in appreciation and holding up signs to express their devotion, Carey’s fans are undoubtedly loyal.

And they certainly have plenty of good reasons. Carey is to pop what Led Zeppelin is to rock, what Metallica is to metal and what Johnny Cash is to country.

Her resume doesn’t lie. The Long Island, N.Y., native scored 18 No. 1 singles in the United States, second only to The Beatles and ahead of Elvis. Her 12 studio albums have sold more than 62.5 millions copies in the U.S., and earned her five Grammy awards as well as the title of most successful artist of the 1990s in the U.S. by Billboard.

Yet here was the 40-year-old songstress in Borgata’s 2,200-seat Event Center. Like Madonna — arguably her only competition as the most popular female artist of all time — she should be playing arenas.

So why is she doing a mostly theater tour?

The truth is … she’s a bore. While Carey clearly has unbelievable pipes — her five-octave vocal range was on full display and flawless Saturday night — she has the stage presence of a slug. An attractive slug, but a slug nonetheless.

Surrounded by a nine-member dance team that was at worst clunky and at best average, Carey’s idea of being a headliner consists of standing on stage, singing her heart out and letting the dancers do all of the work.

For the fans who are content with hearing her belt out unbelievable vocals, it works. For casual fans looking for a good show, Carey is certainly not that kind of entertainer.

On the road for the first time since her 2006 comeback tour, “The Adventures of Mimi,” Saturday was Carey’s second stop on her “Angels Advocate Tour” to support her new album, “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.”

Carey, who made four costume changes but opened wearing a white dress partly made of feathers, rolled out a solid mix of her chart smashes, fan favorites and new tracks, showing her diversity and stellar range.

Although she pulled out songs that went all the way back to 1991, a large part of Carey’s 18-song set came from “Memoirs” and 2005’s “The Emancipation of Mimi.”

Particularly memorable tracks off “Mimi” included the Usher-like “Shake It Off;” “It’s Like That,” which fuses old-school hip-hop from Run-DMC; and “We Belong Together,” a No. 1 hit that cemented her career comeback.

All three of those tunes, as well as the fan favorite “Always Be My Baby,” had one thing in common: Jermaine Dupri, who co-wrote them and served as guest DJ at an afterparty at Borgata’s mixx nightclub.

Off “Memoirs,” her latest singles “Obsessed” and “H.A.T.E.U.” — Having A Typical Emotional Upset — seemed to get the biggest crowd reaction, while “Angels Cry” and “The Impossible,” which she dedicated to husband Nick Cannon, who also performed at a Borgata afterparty, landed flat.

Carey was not shy about pulling out the big guns either, including at least a half-dozen No. 1 songs, all memorable in their own way.

“Touch My Body,” off last year’s “E=MC2,” was simple pop at its best; “Heartbreaker” had the crowd on its feet; “Emotions” showed her fun, disco side and her ability to still hit every high note; and her signature “Hero” was a fitting finale.

Aside from her voice, there were other upsides. For the opener, Carey was lowered from the rafters on a giant swing. She drank Champagne and reclined on a couch while joking about her diva status during “Subtle Invitation”: “Do they expect me to stand up for the whole show? They call me a diva because … I guess I am one.” She threw in a cover of the Diana Ross smash “Love Hangover” to lead into “Heartbreaker.” And Trey Lorenz’ cover of Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” was well done.

There also were some differences from her opening show at Madison Square Garden. Aside from “The Impossible,” she also offered “Honey,” the Latin-infused “My All” and one of the night’s best, “It’s a Wrap.” And she surprisingly did not perform “Fantasy,” one of her biggest hits and a show staple.

Carey certainly has had her share of ups and downs in a very public life that included her divorce from Columbia Records exec Tommy Mottolla, a well-documented emotional breakdown, the bomb of her movie “Glitter” and a period of dipping success. But she remains on top of the pop world for a variety of reasons: She keeps reinventing herself, she aligns herself with people like Dupri and she remains a stunning beauty.

But the main reason she’s still a superstar is that she’s way too talented to go away. If she could only amp up her stage presence, Madonna may even have something to worry about.
Source: Press of Atlantic City
Posted on january 3

Atlantic City concert
Many tweets!!!!!!  All the infos below are taken from a fan's tweets and posted on MariahDailyJournal

01. Butterfly Intro/Daydream Interlude
02. Shake It Off
03. Touch My Body
04. H.A.T.E.U.
05. Make It Happen
06. Angels Cry
07. Subtle Invitation
08. It's Like That
09. The Impossible
10. Love Hangover/Heartbreaker
11. Honey
12. It's A Wrap
13. My All
14. Emotions
15. Obsessed
16. Always Be My Baby
17. We Belong Together
18. Hero

Mariah said that the Remix album's title is Angels Advocate.

Source: MariahDailyJournal - Andy by e-mail
Posted on January 3

JD will probably attend the Atlantic City concert and/or after party tonight
JD tweeted he's heading to Atlantic City........
Posted on January 2
Mariah leaving for the MSG concert on Dec. 31

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Posted on January 2
A Pop Star in Her Own Time Zone 
The holiday happens when Mariah Carey says it happens, which is why, on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, the New Year’s Eve countdown was maybe a minute after the fact. And more important, why Ms. Carey began the show suspended above the crowd in a red sled, drenched in red tulle, singing, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

What, you’re going to complain? Ms. Carey could have delivered that song in the middle of August and still pulled it off. Twenty years after her debut album, she remains a ferocious, inventive singer, right even when she’s wrong. And surprisingly, she has become a versatile one, too, as famous for the epic-scale ballads she first made her name with as for her slick entrée into crossover hip-hop soul.

“Some people like my slow songs, and some people like my fast songs, and it gets so confusing,” she said after “Touch My Body,” early in her set. “What should I do?”

The answer was slow it down — maybe a little too soon — with the delicately strained “H.A.T.E.U.,” from her new album, “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” (Island). Throbbing and deliberate as a heartbeat, it was Ms. Carey at her isolated best, and a reminder that she’s a complete anomaly in modern pop: an R&B singer who doesn’t have to dance to prove her point. Apart from a few sashays during “Shake It Off,” she barely broke form here, even when the tempos crept up to sweat level. (She made savvy use of her quicker older material, like “Make It Happen” and “Fantasy [remix],” which the band played during costume-change interludes until she rejoined them.)

So many of Ms. Carey’s early hits were sturdy, bombastic and slow, and even though she has successfully sped up (and lightened up) in the last decade, it often feels as if she missed the sheer scale of her old material. Here, her band was on an elevated platform far behind her, and she was only sometimes surrounded by dancers. For large swaths of the night, she stood alone, and still.

Balladry is all but dead in popular music — Susan Boyle notwithstanding — but Ms. Carey has learned how to game the system with songs that appear to have multiple tempos all at once, languorous vocals set against steady beats. In this grand setting it was clearer than ever that tracks like “We Belong Together” and “Angels Cry (remix)” are merely slow records masquerading as fast.

There wasn’t quite enough time to explore such nuances, though: this was only half a concert, in spirit and in length. It was casual, with bursts of dancer disarray, and Ms. Carey talking to the crowd about the instructions she was receiving through her earpiece. After the countdown, dozens of friends and crew members came out onstage to dance even while Ms. Carey sang, making her into a disco diva delivering from the middle of the floor.

That lasted for a distractingly long spell, until Ms. Carey closed the night, a bit abruptly, with a sinus-clearing, room-shattering version of her 1993 hit “Hero,” one of her most titanic ballads.

It hushed the crowd, but when Ms. Carey finished, she was back to giggles, picking up the banter with her husband, Nick Cannon, that she’d been having on and off since the countdown. They should be filmed, always, their blend of cute and beleaguered consistently entertaining.

A few minutes after midnight, when the crowd had been doused with confetti, she told Mr. Cannon that she wanted more. “Some more confetti?” he asked incredulously. “I’m going to see if I can work that out.” She made a comment about her dress, to which Mr. Cannon replied: “You look hot in that. Madison Square Garden, tell her how sexy she looks!”

At the end of the night, Mr. Cannon tried to lead his wife offstage through a door at the back, but she resisted, saying she wanted to walk off the side, through the cluster of friends who had been standing there since the countdown. She play-pushed him aside and marched off. Mr. Cannon gave a knowing look to the crowd, pointed at his wife, grinned madly and ran after her.

Source: New York Times (All rights reserved)
Posted on January 2

Stay tuned for a Heroes of Mariah exclusive (I don't like that word..), let's say stay tuned for some news on Heroes of Mariah 
Posted on January 1
Mariah Carey Trades Show for Celebration on NYE in New York 
Mariah Carey emerged on New Year’s Eve at New York’s Madison Square Garden in the most fantastically fairy-tale like manner possible: suspended above the audience in a red sleigh, singing her remixed version of “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” It was a moment of blissful spectacle befitting the special night and Carey’s fascination with perpetual childhood. “Eternally 12!” she exclaimed several songs later, spotting a sign in the crowd announcing her motto (she’ll turn 40 years old in March). A few seconds later she showed off another of her signature personality traits. “I need some lipstick real quick and my hair fluffed,” she proclaimed, adding, “They say I’m a diva so, might as well act like one.”

A crew of male dancers joined Carey for “Shake It Off” and “Touch My Body,” after which she addressed the crowd — which included Precious star Gabourey Sidibe — for the first of what would become many times. Noting the title of the next song “might be off-putting, I don’t mean it to you,” she launched into “H.A.T.E.U.” from her most recent album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, and then vanished for a costume change while her dancers grooved to “Make It Happen” (she returned in time to belt the closing verse). 

Carey is known more for her vocal prowess and huge personality than her stage shows, and the concert — the first date on her Angels Advocate Tour, her first since 2006’s The Adventures of Mimi trek — delivered far more on the big notes and bizarre monologues than impressive choreography and set design. She requested a drink before “Subtle Invitation” (”I need some champagne, I don’t care what Debbie Allen says”), complained about her mic pack (”If this thing falls off my dress one more time I’m going to beat you”), and mused on the passage of time (”I never thought I’d live to see 2010 because I’m eternally 12?).

Images of Ol’ Dirty Bastard rapping his intro to “Fantasy” filled the video screens at two minutes to midnight, and Carey began the song, then suddenly stopped to count down to the new year as blasts of confetti, streamers and balloons filled the air. When the air had cleared, Carey soldiered on with “Obsessed” and “Migrate” as her crew milled around the stage, dancing with each other and partying in 2010 (at one point, they broke into a spontaneous Electric Slide). Carey’s husband Nick Cannon rocked from side to side behind a set of turntables, encouraging the crowd and Mariah to finish strong. “You look sexy in that!” he shouted to the singer before “Emotions” after she admitted she preferred a different dress. 

The flood of unrehearsed comments didn’t phase the crowd, who had come to see Carey in all her off-the-cuff diva glory. From her stream-of-consciousness voicemails on her Website to her legendary Cribs appearance, Carey has given her fans something few pop artists are willing to reveal: honesty. She managed to put all the distractions behind her for a glorious final song, 1993’s “Hero.” Then she took Cannon’s arm, yelled her thanks to the sold-out arena (”I love you so much!”) and ambled offstage.
Source: RollingStone
Posted on January 1

More videos of Mariah's concert at MSG, including All I Want For Christmas!
You'll find more videos at this link, including "All I want For Christmas Is You" with Mariah arriving on a suspended sleigh.
Source for the info: Adam by e-mail
Posted on January 1
Mariah and Nick's New Years Eve party at M2

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Posted on January 1
Videos: Mariah's New Year's Eve concert at Madison Square Garden
KayaMC uploaded videos of the concert on YouTube
You can watch Make It Happen, We Belong Together, More Than Just Friends, Obsessed, Emotions, Hero on KayaMC's YouTube page.
Posted on January 1
Mariah's New Year's Eve concert at Madison Square Garden
Many twitters gave all info we needed!
- Nick's group RydaznRtist opened the show at around 9 pm
- Trey Songz then performed as opening act until around 10 pm
- A few minutes before 11pm, Mariah started her concert and arrived on a suspended sleigh while singing "All I want For Christmas"(remix)
- At midnight, Mariah made the count down, and sang "Auld Lang Syne", like she said on the Italian RAI interview, she didn't know all the the words, Nick came on stage to kiss Mariah.
- The concert ended at around 12:30 am

1. All I Want For Christmas Is You (remix)
2. Shake It Off
3. Touch My Body
4. H.A.T.E.U
5. Make It Happen
6. Angels Cry
7. Subtle Invitation
8. It's Like That
(break and Trey Lorenz sang "Rock With You")
9. Love Hangover - Heartbreaker
10. We Belong Together
11. Fantasy Remix
12. Auld Lang Syne
13. Obsessed
14. Migrate (take that Mister Reid )
15. More Than Just Friends
16. Emotions
17. Hero


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Source for all the infos: Twitter
Source for the pictures: C.U
Posted on January 1


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