Heroes of Mariah - May 2001

Thanks to TRL and MTV for these Mariah pictures
Thanks to BBC for the MJ Cole picture.
EXCLUSIVE - MJ COLE Remixes Mariah.
MJ COLE has remixed, ‘Loverboy’ - the new forthcoming single from MARIAH CAREY – her first since signing her "multi-million dollar, multi-album" deal with Virgin Records at the beginning of April. 
'Loverboy' is out on Monday, July 16th with an album scheduled to follow on August 20th. 
The single, which has been kept under wraps up to now, is said to feature Mariah and "an interesting other person that we all know and who probably had hits in the 80’s. She’s got some cool rappers on there as well."  Cole (aka Matt Coleman) said, "they just kinda phoned up on the Wednesday and on Friday and I was on the plane going to LA. They’ve got probably one of the most famous studios in the world (The Record Plant) - like Michael Jackson has just recorded half of his album there and all those top R’n’B bods record all their stuff over there. So I had three days in there with Mariah Carey hanging around which was pretty cool. 
"The reason they got me over there was because they didn’t want to send the track over here. They were gonna get someone to come on the plane with the parts and the track and deliver it straight to my studio and then go back with it afterwards." 
"I couldn’t even have a cassette in the studio I was working in to listen to. I had to go into the studio where Mariah was working, listen to it with her twice. And that was it!" 
Thanks to mcd.
Thanks to MTV News.
Mariah Mixes 'Glitter' With Streetwise Grit
LOS ANGELES — She's sold more than 100 million records and her face is known the world over. Yet Mariah Carey
wanted to give movies a try because she has sort of a self-esteem problem.  "I'm driven, because I don't think that I'm famous," she said, laughing.  Never mind that she was relaxing on a couch near a personal pool at the swank Beverly Hills Hotel while a half-dozen minders touched up her hair, makeup and barely-there outfit as she typed away on her two-way
pager. Jokes aside, the pop superstar hopes her film debut in "Glitter" (August 31) will help her become almost famous, at
least in terms of showing another side of her personality.  "I don't talk about my past a lot," Mariah, 31, explained. "The thing is, I'm not Cinderella ... but I saw [more intense] things before the age of 12 than most people may see in their lives."  Mariah said she took those formative experiences and used them as inspiration for playing the role of Billie, a young woman whose feelings of abandonment and confusion about her mixed heritage drive her to make it as a singer in the early '80s.  Despite apparent similarities to her own life story, she wants to make it clear that the movie is not autobiographical.  "There are certain elements that are similar," she said. "It's actually the opposite. My character's father is white; we don't really know him very well.  And the mother is black, and she's a singer.  It's kind of the opposite scenario of what my life is.  "Also, I'm very close with my mom," the singer added. "I basically feel like I grew up with my mom." In the movie, Billie is taken from her drug-addicted mother at an early age and spends most of the movie trying to reconnect with her.  "It's like she's motivated by feeling rejected from her mother, and that's completely the opposite of me," Mariah explained.  Another element that sets "Glitter" apart from "The Mariah Carey Story": It's much tamer than the real thing, according to screenwriter Kate Lanier ("The Mod Squad," "Set It Off").  "Her story ... you wouldn't believe it if we made it into a movie," Lanier said. "We had to come up something that was more believable."  In order to do that, Lanier spent close to two years shadowing Mariah across the world, from the recording studio to nightclubs to record label meetings.  For her screenplay, Lanier combined a story she had in mind with her observations of the singer, though — as it is with everything Mariah — it was a highly collaborative effort.  "Being a singer, she gets classified in a particular way, like, 'Oh, she can hit those high notes,' " Lanier said.  "She knew she wanted a movie where her character was a singer, but she didn't want it to be sappy. She wanted it to have depth. She wanted a street, gritty feeling, an underdog story."  Lanier, skeptical at first about working with the singer, said she thinks Mariah's performance will surprise people. "[Offscreen] she's constantly doing these funny characters. She's sort of like Carol Burnett in how she morphs in and out of these voices and characters. A lot of her videos are very stylized, and they don't show the realness of who she is the way her role in this movie will."  Spending even a few minutes with Mariah offers proof that there are a jumble of characters constantly trying to bubble up out of her. Asked about being typecast as a singer, Mariah burst out with a streak of thick Brooklynese, explaining how she had already moved on to a new, low-budget picture that will prove she's more than a one-note diva.  "That's why I'm doing an independent movie that's completely the opposite of me," she said of her next film project, "Wisegirls." "My character, who talks like this and is like, 'You know what, I don't even wanna take your crap right now, you know what I'm saying?' We're talking about a complete character, OK?"  "Glitter," previously titled "All That Glitters," also co-stars rapper Da Brat as one of Billie's best friends, singer Eric Benét and British indie actor Max Beesley as love interest DJ Dice. Actor Vondie Curtis-Hall ("Turn It Up") directed the film; he also directed Tupac Shakur in "Gridlock'd."  The star-studded "Glitter" soundtrack album is scheduled for release on August 21 and is slated to feature at least a half-dozen songs produced by legendary R&B team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.  Mariah said she wrote the songs for the album as companion pieces to the film, with many of them helping to move along the plot and set the tone for the action.  The first single, the uptempo party number "Loverboy," alternates a bouncing funky bass with rock guitars and features cameos from rappers Da Brat, Ludacris, 22 and Shawna. Funk legends Cameo, who also appear on the track, went into the studio to re-sing the chorus of their 1986 hit "Candy," one of Mariah's all-time favorites.
—Gil Kaufman
Thanks to Gil Kaufman and MTV.
The genius remixes man David Morales in Belgium !
David Morales that I hope you all know, 'cause he's the main man behind most Mariah remixes, will be on the Belgian coast on the beach of Zeebrugge on jully the 14th at 0h45 CET at the Axion Beach Rock Festival.  This performance will be on the Tribal Beach Night on the second stage.
Thanks to Mosquito.
Please, if you take this info, give us the credit, this is an exclusive Belgian info, Thanks.

Thanks to Jeff.
Mariah with celebrities
We will open soon a celebrities pics room where we will be able to see Mariah with a lot of celebrities.  Here's the first one : Mariah and Bill Clinton.
We count on you to help us to find a lot of pictures :-)
Thanks to sonicnet for sending us this photo of Mariah from MTV.
Mariah Carey Gets 'Glitter' In Her Eyes
Singer busy finishing soundtrack album, starting second movie.
LOS ANGELES — Mariah Carey appears to have come up with her own solution to California's energy crisis.
OK, maybe she won't single-handedly rid the state of rolling blackouts, but one has to marvel at the inexhaustible energy of someone who can make Beyoncé look like a couch potato.
"Glitter" is actually the name of Mariah's big-screen debut and her accompanying soundtrack. Over the course of one whirlwind 48-hour period last week, Mariah displayed almost superhuman stamina, working on the video for her upcoming "Loverboy" single until six in the morning, sleeping a few hours and spending most of the day meeting and greeting the troops at her new label, Virgin Records. She then sat for interviews for six hours, during which she changed outfits four times.
Around midnight, as her crew began to get the hollowed-eye look of the living dead, Carey decided she wanted to go to a recording studio to finish a song that funk superstar Rick James had just written for her. She started laying down tracks at two in the morning, just a few hours before she had to drive out to a racetrack to finish shooting the "Loverboy" video. Did we mention she was about to begin work on her second film only a few days later?
"What month is this?" Mariah wondered aloud earlier that evening as she lounged in barely-there Daisy Duke jean shorts and a bedazzled bandana-style bikini top near a personal pool at the ritzy Beverly Hills Hotel. A stylist primped her hair while Mariah tried to answer the 297 messages backed up on her constantly chiming two-way pager. "Yesterday I saw these people dressed up, and I thought it was Halloween. I got so excited."
Even after 10 years in the spotlight and more than 120 million albums and singles sold, you'd think Mariah would slow down. But later that night, as she slipped through the quiet Los Angeles night in a stretch limo on her way to the studio, Mariah explained that working on the movie has given her a boost of energy she's never felt before.
"It's not scary at all," she said, flicking a wrist heavy with gold chains and an oversized "Loverboy" charm. "I've been dying to do [a movie] for three and a half years, but fools wouldn't let me. I don't have issues with being in front of the camera. I've been a freakin' ham since I was 3 years old!"
Although she wouldn't specify who prevented her from working on the movie, Mariah said she's well aware of "haters" who might suggest the "Glitter" role is not much of a stretch for the 31-year-old singer.
In the film, scheduled to open August 31, Mariah plays a struggling singer named Billie who is trying to get discovered in the early '80s. The story is not dissimilar to Carey's tales of "running around in the street like a vagrant with my little demo tape" in the late '80s.
"It's really not autobiographical," she insisted, however, taking a last swig from her flute of Cristal champagne. "The girl is a singer, but it's completely not my life. It kinda couldn't be farther from my life. Even the guy that she's with (DJ Dice) is so not like anybody that I've ever been with."
The guest-packed soundtrack album, which Mariah continues to tweak and reshape, will drop on August 21 and is slated to feature at least a half-dozen songs produced by legendary R&B team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The songs — some of which feature vintage keyboards and drum machines, according to Lewis — bear the unmistakable grooves of the duo's classic R&B hits of the skinny-tie decade. Although she was unwilling to divulge who all the guests are just yet, one song Mariah did talk about is the first single, the uptempo party number "Loverboy."
The song, which alternates a bouncing funky bass with rock guitars, features cameos from rappers Da Brat (who also stars in the film), Ludacris, 22 and Shawna. Funk legends Cameo, who also appear on the track, went into the studio to re-sing the chorus of their 1986 hit "Candy," a song Mariah said has always been one of her favorites.
"I felt like a little kid again, like, 'Please just sing this how you did it on the remix,'" Mariah said she told them. "And then I felt bad because I didn't want to be overstepping my boundaries. It's like reliving a childhood moment."
One of the other "crazy party jams" on the album is a cover of Indeep's early-'80s club classic "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life," which also has a touch of rock guitar. The dreamy disco anthem was produced by New York's DJ Clue and has guest vocals from underground rapper Fabolous and another major rap star Mariah is not ready to reveal just yet. But don't think the whole album is a period piece, she warned.
"The uptempo [songs] are aggressive and hot and represent that spirit of the '80s. But I also have a lot of guest artists that really make it hot [and contemporary]," she said. "The ballads are also this deep, emotional intense songs that would stand on their own as a regular album from me."
As the limo sped by the legendary Hollywood rock club Whisky a Go Go, Mariah said her next film, the independent feature "Wisegirls," will prove that she's more Mark Wahlberg than Vanilla Ice.
"A lot of people will say, 'Oh she's playing a singer for the first time,'" she said. "Which is why I wanted to do 'Wisegirls,' because I'm really playing a character; she not a singer. It's totally out there — and, as you may have noticed, there's some [part] of my personality that needs to express anger."
— Gil Kaufman
Thanks to Gil Kaufman and sonicnet.

Thanks to Björn.
New look for Mariah
For her new movie Wise Girl, Mariah must have platinum blond hair.

Thanks to IMDB, Steve Granitz and WireImage for Eric Benet's picture.
The five fingers of Benet's hand, a wish of five Oscars for Mariah ?
Remember that Eric Benet plays the part of Ceasar in All That Glitters.
Mariah and Luis on MTV Europe
Sunday, may the 13th, after the news we had the huge chance to see little interviews of Mariah regarding her love story with Luis.
Thanks to MTV Europe for this broadcast.
Mariah and the Backstreet Boys ?
A new game is born.  The game is to place Mariah in a duet with a lot of groups and singers.  Everywhere on the net, we can read rumors about new duets.  This time, it will maybe be with the Backstreet Boys.  It's true that Brian from the Backstreet Boys is a big fan of Mariah.
We are big fans of Mariah too, maybe the next time, the rumor will say that we gonna make a duet with Mariah.  :-)
Lover Boy video
The video of Lover Boy will be directed by Brett Ratner who already did the video of Heartbreaker.
Thanks to Conrad for this info.

Thanks to IMDB for these pictures.
When everybody is talking about All That Glitters, we talk about Mariah's next movie, Wise Girls.
Here are the details : 
Release Date: TBA 2002 
Title Note: (5/5/01) The title, which is a play on the mob term, "wise guy", is variously listed as either Wisegirls or Wise Girls. 
Distributor: Lions Gate Films
Production Company: Leading Lion Entertainment 
Cast: Mira Sorvino, Mariah Carey, Melora Walters; other cast not announced yet. 
Director: David Anspaugh. 
Screenwriter: John Meadows
Premise: This story revolves around the daily lives of three waitresses (Sorvino, Carey, Walters) who work at a restaurant run by the mafia, and end up getting involved with their bosses' "business". 
Filming: Production is scheduled to start in mid-May, 2001 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on a budget of around $10 million. 
Genres: Crime, Drama 
Thanks to Upcomingmovies for this info.
Mariah on MTV Europe
Mariah was in the news week end edition of MTV Europe, here's the transcription : 
Presenter: Mariah Carey has just completed her debut film "Glitter" and will soon act up in "Wise Girls", a movie about three waitresses working in a mob-front restaurant and we hear that she really "mobs" acting...
subtitle: ...and music: especially as her new record deal is apparently the biggest in music history at around $110 million
Mariah: But see, you don't get the money like they say it! It's, you know, whatever, it's not even really about the money, I mean, it's about the fact that I was getting similar offers from different places, but it just ended up being a place that felt artistically the best for me.
subtitle: In the past few months Mariah's juggled a new movie, a new soundtrack and legal affairs
Mariah: Having to deal with the whole business aspect of stuff was just really draining because, I mean, who wants to do that when you're trying to be creative and, you know, I'd rather not have had to deal with it at all but it's great to be, you know, starting fresh and you know, so I'm happy that, to put my best foot forward and stuff.
subtitle: In "Glitter" Mariah plays a young girl...
Mariah: She's a girl who is taken away from her mother at, when she's like ten years old or something because she, the mother, is an addict and she goes through alot and she goes from a foster home.  It's about her, you know, yes it's about her becoming famous but it's more about her finding herself and the music sort of goes along with the story.
To me, Glitter is a film that, it definitely has, it's a very, it's got a lot of emotional moments and you know, again a lot of the songs from the soundtrack highlight those moments and... but it's also got a lot of humor and because it's based in the eighties there are just some things that are really kind of retrospectively hilarious.
People probably assume that you know, coming into this that there's gonna be the whole like "oh she's gonna be a diva" or "she's gonna do this" and I think some people might have gone out of their way to make sure I wouldn't be a diva or to make it even harder and, so I just work that much harder.
Anybody could be in a video, anybody could make a record, everything is flash and eye-candy and like, you know, the machines and you can look, you can make anybody look "stellar".
Doing the movie was a totally different thing for me, especially because they were, most of the scenes were not about like, you know, uhm, superfluous shots of my legs or like, you know, a gratuitous moment of like, hand-caressing-body!  Everyone has the little "Oh, Mariah and her angles, lie to die, here's my angles, who cares?!
Definitely this project is what my object to do more acting and I mean, even before, even, I didn't even know if this movie was gonna get made, so it was just about me wanting to do this and enjoying it as a creative outlet.
Thanks to MTV Europe for this info.
Thanks to MCWNO.
Hot info about the soundtrack of All That Glitters
We received this tracklist (must be confirmed).
  1. Mariah Carey - I Have You
  2. Mariah Carey - There For Me
  3. Mariah Carey - When You Need A Love
  4. Mariah Carey - Every Drop Of Your Love (Mariah Carey & Eric Benet)
  5. Mariah Carey - Jump Into My Life
  6. Mariah Carey - Burning Up
  7. Mariah Carey - Hard Times
  8. Mariah Carey - In My Head
  9. Mariah Carey - Till The End
10. Mariah Carey - You Never Know
11. Mariah Carey - Solitude
12. Mariah Carey - Love Is
13. Mariah Carey - "Glitters" Theme
14. Kelly Price - Jump To It
15. Stacy Lattisaw - Dynamite
16. Gabriel Yared - "Glitters" Theme Reprise
17. Gabriel Yared - A Rising Star.
Thanks to Marek for this info.
Another movie
All That Glitters is not released yet, that Mariah will appear in new movie who will start in May 2001.  Here are the details :
Mariah Carey to star in indie Mob movie.
Mariah Carey has signed up to star in the independent movie Wise Girls.
She will join Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters as a trio of waitresses who work in a Mafia-owned restaurant.
The waitresses find themselves caught up in the Mob's business, according to reports.
The $10 million film will be directed by David Anspaugh.  Filming is due to start in May.
Thanks to Ananova for this info.
Hey Mariah ! The more you work, the more you make us work.  But it stays a real pleasure :-)

Come on Mariah !  Don't be shy, you know you deserve it.
Opening of the movie studio
Take a little look at our new movie studio.
If you buy Mariah items on auction sites, don't trust Australians sellers, we've been defraud 2 times by crooks, both are Australians.  Sorry for the honest sellers in Australia, but this must be told.
Mariah radio
Björn found for us that on Mariah official site www.mariahcarey.com   there's a radio where Mariah makes the playlist herself.
We test it a few hours today and we heard songs that Mariah likes and songs of Mariah herself.
Thanks to Björn for this info.


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