June 2010 - Heroes of Mariah
Mariah on Capri Magazine Cover (Article in Italian on Mariah's official site too)

Mariah graces the cover of the Italian magazine Capri. Below is the cover story, including an interview with Mariah in both English and Italian.

Mariah Carey - A pop icon in the motion-picture world

Mariah Carey loves Capri. She loves those small restaurants, that crisp air even in wintertime, Capri's silent wilderness out of season. However, the last time she was seen on the island for the Capri, Hollywood Festival curated by her friend Pascal Vicedomini, she was certainly not alone. When we got the chance to talk to her, to spend a few moments with one of the greatest legends of contemporary pop music, she struck us as being an extraordinarily easy person, in spite of the 250 million records sold worldwide and her tremendous media presence, although she is one of the sexiest women in the world. She is now busy writing the lyrics for her new album, but we mostly talked about films, about the new film she will be appearing in and about her small and yet incisive role in Precious. And she wanted to say quite clearly that: "I don't care to be a star. I would rather play in small, independent movies, but telling a story I like. Films that people should watch because they are important".

Precious won two Academy Awards: for best supporting actress (Mo'Nique) and for best adapted screenplay. It made $ 50 million, five times as much as it cost. The film was awarded its first prize in Capri, the Capri Award given to Mariah Carey.

The film tells the story of an obese, illiterate young girl who suffers sexual abuse from her mother and father and lives in the ghetto of Harlem. What does such a powerful and shocking film have to do with a pop and media icon such as Mariah Carey? Nothing, on the face of it. Nonetheless, Mariah took up the challenge: she accepted to appear ugly, without make-up, wearing shapeless clothes twice her size, shabby, with a fixed gaze onto a horrible life. She plays the role of a social worker. The girl asks her: "What are you?  Black, Hispanic, what?" Actually, that is a question that crosses your mind when you look at Mariah Carey. Irish, Venezuelan and Afro-American blood runs in her veins. Actually, and especially face-to-face, she is simply beautiful.

Miss Carey, you chose to play a small role in an independent film. A strong choice.
It was an instinctive choice, but a clear one too. Like with music: I consider myself more of a songwriter than a singer. I've been writing songs since I was six. I am not obsessed with my looks. Some pop stars change their look over and over again. I don't. It was the same for the film. I was looking for an interesting, powerful story, not for one that would make me look pretty.

The film deals with incestuous relationships. A very serious issue.
Yes, the film is about hard experiences in life that leave their mark on you. Films cannot merely be an escape from real life.

You are nearly unrecognizable in the film...
The film director told me: "Believe me, not even your mother is going to recognize you!". And he was right. When I watch myself on screen, I say: "Who is this woman?"

Have you been influenced by a specific period of Italian cinema?
The movies of the sixties, La dolce vita or La Ciociara of which we see a scene in Precious. I've always been moved by those films. I love classic movies, in general. The great American and Italian classics.

Which film directors would you like to work with in the future?
If I were free to choose anyone, Scorsese or Woody Allen. But I'm more interested in the film's story, in important stories. I view acting not as a whim of fancy, but as a well thought-out choice.

As is the case with Barbra Streisand or Diana Ross..
Yes, and there are other singers who are also amazing actresses.

This film conveys an image of you very different from the one we are used to seeing at your concerts.
I am Mariah at the concerts as well as in the movies. I'm interested in powerful stories that make people reflect on what they have just seen. I could even play myself in a musical, but I enjoy transforming myself into characters. I'm still learning, I don't want to take advantage of my popularity and I don't want to play the usual roles.

What do you dream of as an actress?
I dream of playing characters who are very different from me.

Source: MariahCarey.com - Capri Magazine 
Posted on June 29

"Alerte canicule" in Belgium (Heatwave alert in Belgium)
I know I'm not very up to date at the moment,  due to the heatwave we are having here in Belgium there are lots of elderly people to help, they can't go out for shopping and they absolutely need water, today we reached 32° celsius in my city, we are not used to that, so.... after the snow expedition a few months ago, it's now the heatwave expedition 
Posted on June 29
New Puppy's Name Inspired by The Sopranos
As Mariah Carey dodges her own pregnancy rumors, there's one baby in the house that she and husband Nick Cannon love to talk about – their new Jack Russell terrier puppy, Jackie Lambchops. 

"The new dog is amazing," Cannon told PEOPLE during a benefit for Phoenix House in Southampton, N.Y., on Saturday. "It is all cute right now." 

The 3-week-old puppy was born to Carey's other Jack Russell, ChaCha, and is an adorable mini-me to Carey's mama pooch. When the singer first announced the birth, she had taken to calling her new puppy "da baby" on Twitter. 

So how did Jackie Lambchops finally get her name? 

"We were watching The Sopranos," Cannon said. "Mariah took a couple of words that she always uses and it came together: Jackie Lambchops." 

As for whether Carey and Cannon will be parents to their own little one someday, Cannon says yes. "Some day, absolutely. That's definitely something we've got in mind," Cannon said. "But we've got to stop working so much. When you're parents, that's a full-time gig. Each of us have several jobs, so we'd have to make some sacrifices when we're ready to do that." 

Source: People (All rights reserved)
Posted on June 29

Precious Wins Best Movie At BET Awards!
Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of the award-winning film Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, which stars Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique and Mariah Carey, for taking home the Best Movie Award at last night's 2010 BET Awards!  Precious topped the category which included nominees Michael Jackson's This Is It, Avatar, Law Abiding Citizen, and The Blindside. 
Source: BET - MariahCarey.com
Posted on June 29
Festa do Peão de Boiadeiro de Barretos update
According to Barretos and Independentes ' director Cassio Leite, 50.000 tickets will be available for Mariah's show in Barretos.  Ticket prices are expected to start at  R$ 100 for VIP area and front of the stage is expected to be sold at R$ 150,00.  There will be two different tickets, one for the entry at the park and one for the show at the stadium.  Packages will be sold on Independentes

The info is still not up on Mariah's official site and as you know it's not up on Independentes anymore.  According to several Brazilan medias,  it was asked to wait to put it on Independentes until next week.  There's also an exclusivity clause in the contract, it seems Mariah is not allowed to make other shows 70 days before and 70 days after the event, so it's a no for the rumored concert in Brazil in September.

Posted on June 26

ASCAP Award for "We Belong Together"
ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) hosted its 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. 
The top award for Song of the Decade "We Belong Together", was handed out to Jermaine Dupri, Johntá Austin and Manuel Seal who wrote the song.

Rapper T.I. presented the Song of the Decade Award to Johntá Austin, Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal for their work on Mariah Carey's massive hit, "We Belong Together." The song topped the Billboard charts, won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and was named ASCAP Pop Song of the Year in 2006.
Source: ASCAP - Marketwire
Posted on June 26

Mariah's attorney: "This abusive lawsuit appears to be a crass publicity stunt" 
Following the case of court papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court by a vet, Carey's attorney, Orin Snyder, said, "This abusive lawsuit appears to be a crass publicity stunt. As a matter of principle, Mariah intends to fight this baseless case and is confident that it will be dismissed." 

Mariah's publicist, Cindi Berger says that Mariah's lawyers haven't yet seen a New York City lawsuit over pricey veterinary bills for the pop diva's dogs - but there's no question Carey is devoted to her pets. 

Source: NY Post - AP (All rights reserved) (extract)

According to Nick, they don't even know who that vet is, he tried to call her during his radio show, but couldn't reach the vet (who claims on her website she's reachable 24/24, 7 days/7.

Posted on June 25

Mariah to bid for Michael's Furniture ?

Mariah Carey will be going head to head with royalty and super-rich Michael Jackson fans in a bid to land a sofa set the King of Pop commissioned for his This Is It stageshow at an auction in Las Vegas on Friday, June 25.

The pop superstar has asked interior designer to the stars Kenneth Bordewick to bid on the item at a Julien's Auction held on the anniversary of the Thriller singer's death.

Ironically, Bordewick also advised Jackson on the furniture for his London home – and flew to Italy to oversee the manufacture of the 22 items that craftsmen at Combustile custom made for the King of Pop. 

He tells WENN, "Mariah is very interested in the sofa set, which is expected to fetch $150,000, but I think it's more likely to go under the hammer for $1 million. It was to be used onstage for Michael's This Is It shows – it was crafted using red-crushed velvet, 24-carat gold and Medici stones, or onyx as it's more commonly known. It's a monstrous piece, very Alice in Wonderland, with swags of silk on the back."

And Bordewick reveals Carey won't be the only high roller bidding for the furniture Jackson ordered for his Foxbury Manor mansion in England before he passed away last year – the Sultan of Brunei wants a four chair and sofa item, a replica of a parlour set once owned by Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

The two armchairs in the set are expected to fetch $60,000 each and the sofa, which features threads of 24-cart gold, is expected to go under the hammer on Friday for up to $60,000. Both Carey and the Sultan are expected to bid for two Jackson-commissioned ottomans.

It's not the first time the Hero singer has dug deep for an icon's home decor – she splashed out a whopping $662,000 for Marilyn Monroe's piano in 2004.

After purchasing the instrument at a Christie's auction in New York, Carey said, "I could have gotten the Happy Birthday, Mr President dress or whatever, but that would have represented Marilyn Monroe's stardom. The piano belonged to her mother and was a piece of her childhood."

Source: Wenn
Source for the picture: TMZ
Posted on June 24

What the....
You wake up, it's a beautiful summer day and all you read before enjoying the sun and walks, it's hundreds of sites (gossips), telling Mariah is sued by her vet, for so said unpayed bills.  The vet claims $30,000 in "extraordinary services" performed on Cha-Cha, Dolomite and JJ, the suit says.

Mariah is accused of paying only $8,231.50 to the vet for services performed between last Oct. 31 and Dec. 2.,  according to the vet and her lawyer, Mariah still owes $29,559, according to court papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, for a nearly month-long stay in California to help with the birth of a puppy, Dolomite.

Remember at that moment, Mariah was on promotional trip in Europe.  Oh, and for the ones who are looking for a career, vet in the US is not bad at all... 

Posted on June 24

Brazilian fans, be ready, it's a go for the Festa do Peão de Boiadeiro de Barretos
Brazilan fans, plan your trip! As posted before, the travel packages are already on sale and..... it's a go for Mariah in Brazil.  According to the promoter of the event, tickets to attend the concert will be on sale in the next few days (probably early July).
Posted on June 24
Nicki Minaj can't get over it
While talking about all the collabs she did with numerous big names, she told Interview Magazine that she’s still in awe of her collaboration with Mariah.:  "Not only did we do a song together, but I was in a video with Mariah Carey! I still haven’t gotten over that!"
Posted on June 24
Press Release and HQ promo picture for Mariah's newest fragrance collection
Click here to access it
Posted on June 23
Festa do Peão de Boiadeiro de Barretos
As Barretas is a few hours travelling from Sao Paulo, special packages to travel to attend Mariah's concert in Barretos are now on sale.
Even if the promoter and Universal Brazil confirmed Mariah's attendance, it's not up on Mariah's official site yet.
Posted on June 21
I received a few e-mails telling me the closet pictures came from MariahDailyJournal, I'm sorry I didn't know, if the fans who send me infos and pics don't tell me where they found/took it, how am I supposed to know!  I added MariahDailyJournal to the sources 
Posted on June 21
Mariah tweets

- Lambs!I'm making progress in the studio do believe "you like this" & the new perfumes are AMAZING..(Not said strictly 4 promo:) 
- RT the new fragrances smell so good that professional hairdressers&makeup artists are trying to steal them from my home! Lol : ) 

Posted on June 21

For video collectors
HQ video: Super Secret Celeb Weddings 
Click here to download it
Source: Moony
Posted on June 21
Mariah constructs a new closet in her house
Construction is currently going on for Mariah's new closet.  It's a every woman's dream closet (I guess), it has several rooms, one for her clothes, one for her shoes and one for her lingerie.  Between us the constructor (unless Mariah agreed) is not very discreet to spread those private pictures, huh...  wait,  we are doing the same...... 

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Source: Andy - MariahDailyJournal - Mediatakeout - ISS Designs (All rights reserved)
Posted on June 21
Mariah tweets
Mariah is working hard on her Christmas album
- Still up after a LONG studio session.It was nice w/the live musicians etc but I miss my husband

and Nick already hinted it on his radio show when the puppy was born, he talked about calling it Lambshop:
- Also..breaking news...ChaCha &JJ's newest puppy now has a (Drum roll pls) name!.... Jackie Lambchops(said like Tony Soprano)

Posted on June 20

More new fragrance collection info from Mariah's official site

Each fragrance in the Lollipop Bling collection is named after one of Mariah's hit songs and is bright, sparkling and multifaceted with its own signature spin. 

MINE AGAIN - A combination of Chocolate Raspberry with a touch of Magnolia creates an addictive fragrance. 

RIBBON - A mouthwatering fragrance inspired by the flavor of the Blue Raspberry Ring Pop is combined with a beautiful floral bouquet.

HONEY - An irresistible fragrance combined with a touch of Honey and Pineapple, creating a bright and sunny fragrance.

The 1.0 fl oz scents, Honey, Mine Again and Ribbon, will retail for $ 35 each, and will be available at select department stores nationwide July 2010. Candy-inspired promotions, including a gumball machine gift set and a lollipop rollerball fragrance set, will be available beginning in Fall 2010. 

To bring Lollipop Bling to life, Elizabeth Arden announced a partnership with Topps, the manufacturer of Ring Pops. 

Source: MariahCarey.com
Posted on June 17

"Lollipop Bling" 
3 fragrances named "Ribbon", "Honey" and "Mine Again"

Mariah Carey’s Lollipop Bling, three fragrances that Elizabeth Arden based on candy flavors and that will appear in stores soon, is the product of a partnership with the Topps Company, which makes Ring Pops. Print advertisements for the perfume in August issues of publications like Cosmopolitan, Elle and People Style Watch will show Ms. Carey wearing three Ring Pops. 

The fragrances, named after Ms. Carey’s songs “Ribbon,” “Honey” and “Mine Again,” will be introduced by July 1 at department stores including Macy’s and Dillard’s, where with each purchase consumers will get a free Ring Pop. 

Early next year, before Valentine’s Day, when romantics flock to both the perfume and candy aisles, the fragrances will be available in mass retailers like Wal-Mart and in drug stores. There, stand-alone display racks will feature both the fragrances and Ring Pops, with the candies in a special “Bling Collection” three-pack that promotes the fragrances. Ms. Carey was not available for comment. 

A one-ounce bottle of the perfume will retail for $35, the 1.5-ounce candy three-pack will cost about $1.50. 

“Topps sells tens of millions of units of candy,” said E. Scott Beattie, chief executive at Elizabeth Arden, which also has fragrance licensing deals with celebrities including Britney Spears, Danielle Steel and Elizabeth Taylor. “Combining their customer base with Mariah Carey’s fan base and our fragrance base is a great way to cross-promote all the brands.” 

Noreen Dodge, senior vice president of global marketing at the cosmetics company, said that the current fragrances draw the younger end of the singer’s fan base of 18- to 45-year-olds, mostly those 18 to 24, and that the new ones will appeal to still younger fans. 

“We think it will bring an even younger customer into the Mariah Carey franchise,” Ms. Dodge said. The Lollipop Bling line will be advertised in youth-oriented publications where ads for the celebrity’s fragrances had not previously appeared, like Seventeen and Teen Vogue. But Ms. Dodge emphasized that these “are not your typical teeny-bopper fragrances.” 

While the scents “take a candy element as a thread to be woven in a fragrance,” they do so in a way that “elevates candy into a prestige environment,” she said. 

Laurent Le Guernec, a perfumer at International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. who designed the fragrances, said that while typical candy flavors like grape and banana have “cheap and very common” scents, he was able to build on the Blue Raspberry Ring Pop flavor for one fragrance, Ribbon. Into the “juiciness and sweetness notes” of that flavor Mr. Le Guernec said he layered floral notes. 

While the Ribbon fragrance is reminiscent of a particular Ring Pop flavor, the other scents have notes only broadly associated with candy, like chocolate, raspberry, pineapple and honey. 

Source: NY Times (All rights reserved)
Posted on June 17

Another era ending.....
Many old school fans will remember HMV Japan where we ordered our Japanese editions of Mariah's albums, the ones with the obis and bonus tracks.  Another era ends, HMV Japan closes stores across the country, even the big Shibuya store that Mariah visited in 1999.
Posted on June 15
Ok, that's not funny!  Mariah disappeared from the Independentes official site and of course it's again a reason for some to hate on me and make fun of my site, if that's the case why are you visiting my site?  OK, I need to admit something  , I made up the infos posted on June 12 and 14, I made a false banner and hacked the Independentes site to post it on there, while I was busy hacking I added Mariah's name, the date and hour of the show, and today I removed it all, happy now haters? 

Some also told me it's impossible for Mariah to perform at that kind of event, and what if it's a kinda country show?  A few years ago they received Gloria Gaynor, oh I know there's nothing more country than Gloria Gaynor 

So, haters you had your moment of attention, happy for a few days now?

Anyway, to me, Mariah at the Festa do Peão de Boiadeiro de Barretos is already old news 

Posted on June 15

More pics of Cha Cha and Da Baby

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Source: MariahCarey.com
Posted on June 15
Mariah confirmed at the Festa do Peão de Boiadeiro de Barretos

Two days ago when I posted the info (rumor), the deal was not done yet, the final deal was made yesterday and it's now confirmed Brazilian fans may have the opportunity to see Mariah (and a opening band) at the International show on August 21 at midnight.  Ticket prices have yet to be defined.
Brazilian fans, be sure to check the Independentes official site for all updates.

Source for the infos: Luciano from Os Independentes by e-mail
Posted on June 14

Jump Smokers on Facebook
For the Dance Remix fans, Jump Smokers repeat again they need support (as posted here on June 3)

"wanna set the record straight on the Mariah Carey Vs. Jump Smokers Remix Album: we have NO clue what is going on!!! All we know is it's been done since early January & we'd LOVE for ya'll to hear it so spread the word however ya can...thanx in advance!!!
 SPREAD THE WORD...the album has been done since early january!!!!"

Posted on June 14

Rumor of Mariah in Brazil goes wild
Medias, fans and even some radios report Mariah will perform at the Festa do Peão de Boiadeiro de Barretos on August 29 to close the festival.
As stated by the festival people, at the moment, any note, rumor or statement in this regard is untrue.  There are several names in quotation but none confirmed, negociations are still in works and these are complex and involve high investment.
Posted on June 12
Sooooooooo cute 
Mariah just shared pictures of her new puppy:
"Photos of ChaCha &"Da Baby"(as yet unnamed). LYM"

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HQ pictures can be found on Mariah's Twitter
Posted on June 12
Mariah in Belgium.... hum, not really
Since her visit in Belgium in 2000 at the Fnac rue Neuve, at the Golden Shoe in Ostend and in Antwerp for her Rainbow Tour, Mariah never came again, so to comfort some people, impersonator Marika Rey did a lil' showcase at the gay club "Le Boys Boudoir" in Brussels.  "Obsessed", "We Belong Together", "Boy", "Shake it Off" and a lil' "Bye Bye".  You can watch the video at this link.
Source for the info: Suzie by e-mail
Posted on June 12
The leaked "Angels Cry" Jump Smokers Remix is not the official one
The dance remix for Angels Cry which leaked on blogs and YouTube is not the official one.  The official one is a remix featuring Ne-Yo and Pitbull.
Posted on June 11
Congrats to the fans who submitted their artwork to Mariah Connection, it's now featured on BET

BET.Com Celebrates Mariah Carey
Tomorrow the legendary Mariah Carey celebrates a career milestone. It’s the twenty-year mark since her self-titled debut release.

On June 12th, 1990 “Mariah Carey” was released in the United States with modest sales (yes, even a talent like Mariah had to grind!). But, after heavy promotion and what same say to be her big-break, performing live on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” Mariah’s first album would spawn four number one singles. Plus, two Grammys for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best New Artist. To date, Mariah’s first album has sold over 15 million copies.

Ground breaking and consistent success has continued for twenty years. Her best-selling album of her career is 1993’s “Music Box” with 28 million and 1995’s “Daydream” isn’t far behind with 25 million, both are listed as one of the best-selling albums of all time. Mariah has the most number one songs for a solo artist, she has the most weeks at number for a group or solo artist, she was named the most successful artist of the 1990s in the United States, Nielsen SoundScan has her as the best-selling female artist since 1991 and she has a legion of fans that has solidified her as a powerful force in the music industry.

Mariah Carey exclusively told BET.com, “I was two when I started,” jokingly using a line from one of her icons, Diana Ross. Carey continued, “I have the best, most devoted creative, supportive and loving fans in the world. They have helped me get through every storm as well as realize so many dreams. I thank them from the bottom of my heart and I will never stop loving them, appreciating them and enjoying them.”

Throughout all of the awards, hit songs and record-breaking sales, it’s sometimes easy to forget the enormous talent that is Mariah Carey. She has a legacy that is etched in history. Armed with a five-octave vocal range, Mariah has captivated the globe with her gift of voice, words and music. BET salutes Mariah Carey at this milestone moment in her career and looks forward to many more decades of success.

Check out a list of Mariah Carey’s favorite videos — picked by the diva herself!

Check out BET.COM’s mini site in celebratrion of Mariah Carey featuring artwork submitted by fans!

Source: BET.Com - MariahConnection
Posted on June 11

Reminder: Precious will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in Belgium on August 19
The DVD will be released with Dutch and French subtitles.  Stay tuned for a Heroes of Mariah contest around that date.
Thanks to the Belgian distributor
Posted on June 10
Belgian fans!
Click here to win your Precious DVD.  Good luck!
Posted on June 10
Netherlands in da house?????
Click here to win your Precious DVD.  Good luck!
Source: Yes
Posted on June 10
French fans!!!!
French forum Mariah Carey Generation, French fan club Mariah Fan Club and Universal France will celebrate the anniversary of Mariah's first album.  Good luck to all!
Source: Lyne from MariahCareyGeneration by e-mail
Posted on June 10
Mariah tweets

- in the studio @home... I guess "the party's right here" in my case! LolBig Jim,RJ,Tots (bein nasty!) &JJ running and the studio 
- I need Jermash aka LTLline to do at least 1 more..get out the club JD!lol Congrats on your award: )

Posted on June 8

Nick Cannon Talks Business, Mariah Pregnancy Rumors & Being Mr. Carey 
Click here to read the interview.  Errrrrrrr, Nick should stay updated on what Mariah's PR said the same about Mariah dropping out of Tyler Perry's movie......
Source for the link: MariahConnection
Posted on June 8
Be careful Em, Karma is a bitch!
Eminem's new album leaked last night and you can hear it on YouTube, as expected he talks briefly about Mariah, not really a diss this time, but he can't help it to put her name in his songs, you can hear Mariah's name among the thousands of "f*uck", d*ck", "puss*", typically Eminem huh......  But worse is the fact he makes fun of Michael J Fox, c'mon, how lame is this, Michael is bravely facing his parkinson's disease, be careful Em, Karma is a bitch!!!!!!!
Posted on June 8
Randy Jackson on Mariah
During an interview at the 6th Annual Butterfly Ball in L.A on Saturday evening, Randy Jackson briefly talked about Mariah:
"I don’t really take breaks, I have three beautiful children and I’m working on Mariah Carey’s new holiday album,"
And when asked about the pregnancy rumors, he added: "“I don’t know.  She just looks the same to me."
Posted on June 8
It's a girl!!!!!
Mariah just tweeted:

" ChaCha just had her baby! Its a giiirl!!! Anybody want a beautiful Jack russell puppy?! Jk: ) lol.. "

Posted on June 7

Mariah's Official site Celebrates the Anniversary of Mariah's Debut Album!
Join in celebrating Mariah's self-titled debut album Mariah Carey on the anniversary of its release day: THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010.

Log on to MariahCarey.com on Saturday at 10:00AM EST for a day-long contest that will test fans' knowledge of Mariah's career and the debut album in particular.

Contest winners will get a chance to win some exclusive Mariah items including autographed merchandise!

Source: MariahCarey.com
Posted on June 7

Mariah in studio
Mariah tweets:
"In the studio(@home) yet again..any Lambs up? I think "U like this&U know it.."(What I'm working on) LOVE YOU MUCH!!! 
Posted on June 6
Tyler Perry's movie is a 28 days shoot
Omari Hardwick who plays Janet Jackson's husband in the upcoming Tyler Perry's movie tells he's also surprised by Mariah dropping out but he's not mad.  When asked if he knows why, he says he really don't know why, but as the shooting was only 28 days a baby wouldn't affect that (according to him of course).
You can watch the interview at this link.
Source: HollyscoopTV - Andy by e-mail
Posted on June 6
"We Belong Together" and "Hero" at the Walmart meeting (DVD quality)
Click here to download 

A big thanks to Moony
Posted on June 5
Quote of the day (for some fans)
Dissing should be policed with slaps. Don't diss someone if you haven't achieved what they've achieved. (DJ Scratch)
Posted on June 4
Huh oh, Tyler Perry was not very pleased
He left a message on his official site, telling how he was told Mariah has dropped out of his movie:

"I'm there on vacation, celebrating life, thanking God and just relaxing when I get a message that I have to come home, that Mariah has dropped out of the film!  I said "What?  You're kidding?  It's five days before she has to go to work, nobody does that. We have a deal.  IT'S FIVE DAYS BEFORE SHE IS SUPPOSED TO GO TO WORK!  So, I got on the plane and came home and started trying to re-cast this major role in the film.

I land and get to the studio, and I'm like, what happened?  I was told that we got a call, saying that even though our deal was done, she had been advised by her doctor not to do the film. I said "What? You know I want a doctor's note, don't you?!"...LOL

But to tell you the truth, I don't know what that means and, unlike the tabloids, I won't speculate.  All I know is that I'm waiting just like the rest of the world to find out what happened.

In spite of this, what you need to know is that I am a huge Mariah Carey fan and always will be.  What I do know of the woman is that she is a professional and wouldn't back out of a deal unless it was a major issue.  So, whatever is going on, I wish her and Nick the best, and she has all my love, prayers and support.  I just wish I could have finished my Mai Tai before I had to get back and re-cast this role!

Anyway, I wanted to announce the official cast, baring anymore doctor surprises, :  here they are: Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Phylicia Rashad, Macy Gray, Tessa Thompson, Michael Ealy, Hill Harper, Khalil Kain, Omari Hardwick and Richard Lawson.

Source: Tyler Perry (All rights reserved)
Posted on June 4

Performances of We Belong Together and Hero + interacting
Click here and enjoy!
Posted on June 4
More pics of Mariah at the Walmart gig

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Source: Walmart - Twitter
Posted on June 4
Mariah rocked at the Wal Mart meeting!!!!!!!

A gorgeous and very happy Mariah gave an awesome performance of "We Belong Together" and " Hero" at the Wal Mart shareolders meeting today.
More pictures and video coming later, I'm in a hurry.............
Posted on June 4
Mariah to perform in Fayetteville tonight?
It seems Mariah will perform at the Wal Mart’s annual shareholders’ meeting tonight

It's too late for me to find out more, I'm tired and DJ Pillow is waiting 
Posted on June 3/4

Mariah working hard on her Christmas album 
Mariah Carey is expecting a bundle of joy this December! It’s a…new Christmas album!

While People, US Weekly, Radar Online and the rest of tabs hound the 40 old year songstress for news of a blessed birth, Carey is busy indeed gestating.

She’s working hard on a Christmas album, with all new versions of her hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” That song is now the most peopular of all holiday songs, downloaded more and played more than even “White Christmas.” So Mariah has smarted up, brought in best pals Jermaine Dupri and Randy Jackson, and they are hard at work getting together their Christmas surprise.

Anyway, Mariah’s Christmas album is said to be very lush, with lots of strings and no hip hop. A lot of it is said to be “live” and there’s an ochestra. So let’s chew on that news, and calm down about the other. And believe me, she won’t be announcing anything at Radar Online owned by the National Enquirer. That won’t be happening!

And PS: It’s not like Mariah’s sitting at home with her feet up. She’s doing a special gig for Wal Mart tonight outside of Los Angeles.

Source: Showbiz411 (All rights reserved)
Posted on June 3

Well .......
From the start, I had decided to not post anything about "the rumor", but as Nick goes on and on after his tweets asking for respect, I may aswell post what he said on his radio show this morning, 'cause some parts are hilarious 

According to Nick, Mariah will say what she wants to say about the rumors when she's ready and he would like to be the first one to know. 

He said if and when they will have kids: 

"We're gonna do it like George Foreman , we're gonna name all of our kids Mariah no matter if they're boys or girls. ... Mariah No. 1, Boy Mariah, Man Mariah, Tall Mariah. It's gonna be a house full of people named Mariah." 
(George Foreman named his five sons George)

"I'm pretty sure that when my wife is ready to make any announcement it won't be to the media, to the public, first.  She'll tell her family, she'll tell her friends, and then when she's ready to share with the rest of the world, who is her extended family and friends, then she'll let everybody know.
She knows what she's doing.  My wife has been in this business for a long time and dealt with so many things, she knows how to handle herself. She's a very, very strong woman, probably the strongest woman I know, and I love her dearly. So, when she tells me something, I'll tell y'all, probably after I tell my mama." 

He said they would like to have kids, but it isn't something you can schedule precisely.

"It's probably a question I get asked more than anything: When are we having children?  Of course, being married you want to start a family. ... But you can't say, 'Well yeah, next week, Thursday, on the 4th, we gonna do this, and then we plan on having the child.' You know, you gotta leave all that stuff to God. That's in God's hands. So, when it happens, it happens, and we'll be happy."

But Nick, as we can hear at this link, we didn't wanted to hear you practice a lot

Posted on June 3

MC vs. JS release date: the million dollar question......
OK, for the Dance fans who were waiting for the Jump Smokers remix album, it's not funny!
At this moment, it sounds like it's the album is hold but they are all still fighting for it to come out!
If you want to fight with them for the release, you can try, you have nothing to loose.  Post support messages on their Facebook, Twitter, etc...
Posted on June 3
Nick's tweets
After the medias, gossips, blogs, radios and even some fans are going wild to find something out and invading Mariah's personal life, Nick tweeted the following: 

- If & when my wife is ready to make ANY announcements about private matters she will do it personally. Thanks for being respectful GodBless 
- My heart goes out to any woman who has to deal with public scrutiny and speculation pertaining to their private life REAL TALK! 

Posted on June 2

20/20 'Vision': Mariah Marks Milestone
Twenty years ago today, Mariah Carey wrote the first chapter in what has become one of the most exceptional Billboard chart discographies.

Carey's debut single, "Vision of Love," entered the Billboard Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Adult Contemporary in the issue dated June 2, 1990. The song would become her first of 18 Hot 100 No. 1s, the most among solo artists in the chart's 52-year history. Among all acts, only the Beatles, with 20, have more No. 1s.

In addition to her historic No. 1 total on the Hot 100, Carey has tallied 15 toppers on Dance/Club Play Songs, 11 on Radio Songs and 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Carey's career U.S. album sales stand at 52.6 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which began tracking sales data a year after her arrival. In that span, only Garth Brooks (68.4 million) and the Beatles (60.9 million) rank higher. Carey has sent six albums to the Billboard 200 summit, including her best-selling set, 1995's "Daydream" (7.6 million).

"Daydream" yielded the 16-week Hot 100 No. 1 "One Sweet Day," with Boyz II Men, marking the longest reign by any title in the chart's history. The ballad subsequently earned the honor of Billboard's top song of the '90s. Carey's 2005 14-week Hot 100 No. 1 "We Belong Together" likewise became the chart's top title of the 2000s.

Here is a look at some of Mariah Carey's most notable achievements, by the numbers, from her first 20 years of gracing Billboard surveys.

52.6 million
Carey's career U.S. album sales, since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, the highest sum among female artists. Celine Dion ranks second among women with sales of 51 million, followed by Shania Twain (33.9 million), Britney Spears (31.5 million) and Reba McEntire (29.3 million).

17.2 million
Carey's career U.S. physical singles sales, according to SoundScan. Her best-selling single is "One Sweet Day," with sales to date of 2,334,000.

13.8 million
Carey's career U.S. digital song sales, according to SoundScan. Her most-downloaded track is "All I Want for Christmas is You," with sales to date of 1,582,000.

Total No. 1s that Carey has scored on the following charts: Hot 100 (18), Dance/Club Play Songs (15), Radio Songs (11), Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales, R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot Singles Sales (10 each), Hot Dance Singles Sales (7), Adult Contemporary, Billboard 200, Pop Songs (6 each), Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop, R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Hot Video Clips (5 each), R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (4), Hot Dance Airplay, Digital Songs, Top Video Music Sales (3 each), Adult R&B (2), Adult Pop Songs, Dance/Electronic Albums, Digital Albums, Holiday Albums, Holiday Songs, Internet Albums, Top Pop Catalog (1 each).

Record total weeks that Carey has spent perched in the Hot 100's penthouse. The Beatles boast the second-most weeks on top (59), followed by Boyz II Men (50), Usher (46) and Michael Jackson (37).

Number of Hot 100 appearances Carey has logged, from "Vision of Love" in 1990 through "Up Out My Face," featuring Nicki Minaj, in March. Among women, Carey stands in sixth place for most chart visits, trailing Aretha Franklin (73), Dionne Warwick (56), Madonna (55), Connie Francis (53) and Brenda Lee (48). From her arrival on June 2, 1990, through the chart week of June 5, 2010, the only acts with more Hot 100 entries are Jay-Z (60), Lil Wayne (56), the "Glee" cast (53), R. Kelly (49) and Ludacris (44).

Carey's total Hot 100 top 10s, tied with Janet Jackson and Elton John for fifth-most all-time. Only Madonna (37), the Beatles (34), Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder (28 each) have appeared in the top tier more often. Since June 2, 1990, Carey's top 10 sum leads all acts. Janet Jackson and Madonna are second in that span with 19 top 10s each.

Carey's total top five Hot 100 hits; all of her top 10 tracks except for "Obsessed" (No. 7, 2009) have reached the top five, most among all artists dating to her first chart appearance. Janet Jackson is next with 16 top fives in the last 20 years.

The number of Hot 100 leaders Carey has earned. Since her first No. 1 in 1990, that's twice as many as the runner-up in that span, Usher. Janet Jackson has seven No. 1s in that stretch, followed by Rihanna (six) and Beyonce, Boyz II Men, Diddy, Ludacris and Madonna (five each).

Weeks atop the Hot 100 for Carey and Boyz II Men's 1995-96 No. 1 "One Sweet Day," most in the chart's history. Carey and Boyz II Men each also own the chart's second-longest reign, with "We Belong Together" and "I'll Make Love to You," respectively, among the six songs to lead for 14 weeks each.

Source: Billboard (All rights reserved)
Posted on June 2


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