September 2007 - Heroes of Mariah
Launch in Ireland for Mariah's Debut Fragrance "M" by Mariah Carey

Yesterday my long time friend Albert aka Taz went to Dublin's Largest Department store "Arnotts" to check out the launch in Ireland for Mariah's Debut Fragrance "M" by Mariah Carey. 

There were kind ladies on hand to help spread the word about Mariahs new scent and offering passer-by's samples of it. They were blasting Mariah's Greatest Hits Cd throughout the store.

This CD was given to every person who bought the Scent, also there was a chance to win "a Customised "M" ipod by Mariah Carey 3rd generation iPod Nano, or one of 10 "M" by Mariah Carey Goody Bags. 

It was a great experience and the staff were really nice and very enthusiastic about her new fragrance!
Click on the pic to enlarge
Source: Taz from Mariah-Ireland on our forum
Heroes note: Please go take a look on Taz' great site!!!!
Posted on September the 30th.

Mariah Carey's Microphone Assault
GMTV New York correspondent Sarah Moore caught up with Mariah Carey the other night for the VH1 Save The Music event, where the singer inadvertently "attacked" her microphone.
Source: Natalia on fomm

"Sorry. I am just beating everybody's mics up today. I'm really sorry."
You can download the lil' video here
Source: MariahDailyJournal and Simona by e-mail
Posted on September the 30th.

No news today, so I'm gonna sing for you 
"mmmmmmmmmmm oh~~~~~~~~ They can say anything they wa~nt to say~~, try to bring me do~wn, but I will not allow, anyone to succeed, hanging clouds over me, and they~~ ca~n try~~ hard to make me feel, that I~~ don't matter at a~ll, but I refuse to falter, in what I believe, or loose faith in my dreams, 'cause there's there's  a li~~ght in me~~, that shi~~nes bri~~ghtly~~~, they can try, but they can't take that away from me~~~~, from me~~~~, no~~no~~nonononono~~, n eeeeeeeeeee,  oh they~~~ they can do anything they wa~~nt to you~~, if you let them in~~, but they won't ever win, if you cling to your pride, and just push them aside, see, I~~~ I have lea~~rned there's an inner peace I~~ o~~wn, something in my soul~~, that they cannot posses, so I won't be afraid, and the darkness will fade, 'cause the~~re's there's a li~ght in me~~, that shi~nes bri~~ghtly~~~ yes, they can try, but they can't take that away from me~~~, no~~, they can't take this, precious lo~ve, I'll always have inside me, certainly the Lord will guide me, where I need to go~~~~~~ oh~~~~, they can sa~y anything they wa~~nt to~ say~, try to break me do~wn, but I won't face the ground, I will rise steadily, sailing out of their reach, oh Lo~~rd, they do try~ hard to make me fee~l, that I~ don't matter at a~ll, but I refuse to falter, in what I believe, or loose faith in my dreams, 'cause the~~~re's a li~ght in me that, shi~nes bri~ghtly~~~~~~~ yes, they can try, but they can't take that away fro~~~m me~~~~, from me~~~~, no~nononononono~~~~~, mmmmmmmmmmmm." 
Posted on September the 29th.
Safeguarding celebrities: Bodyguard Tai Vaimaona talks about life with Mariah
He is a Hollywood heavyweight - the muscle behind the stars. Samoan-born bodyguard Tai Vaimaona talks about life with Mariah, Marlon, Britney and Enrique, and coming home to his New Zealand family.

"I'd make millions of dollars if I wrote a book, I guarantee you," says Vaimaona, sipping a cup of tea. 

He was with Mariah Carey right through her physical and emotional meltdown, and when she was stalked by her former boyfriend, Latin singer Luis Miguel. "I had to stay up with her 20 hours a day," says Vaimaona, who has worked with Carey for seven years. "She would come outside, with her glass of wine, and sit down and start talking. My job was to make her feel secure. It's not my job to judge." 

About 20 years ago, he began moonlighting as a bodyguard, for hip hop group Niggaz With Attitude (N.W.A.), and found the role rewarding. "All the (police) officers wanted to work for celebrities," says Vaimaona. "It was for the pay, but also because you could travel the world, and everything was paid for - your flights, your food, your accommodation. I've been all over Europe, Asia, South America, and the US, to every state, 1000 times." 

"When I worked for Bone Thugs N Harmony, these guys would get so drunk before a show, and they'd want to drink or smoke up in the car," says Vaimaona. 
For any bodyguard, "it's not your place" to tell clients how to behave. "It's the manager's job".
Also, knowing what information to keep discreetly under your hat is one of the unspoken rules of being a bodyguard. 
"It is my job to keep them safe," says Vaimaona. 

He's not interested in ratting out clients. And it's one of the reasons celebrities trust him - his loyalty. "The day I move to New Zealand and retire, is the day I give it all up," he laughs 
"I refuse to do rappers though, it's too dangerous and libellous. If you pull a gun in a crowd you could lose your license (for carrying a concealed weapon) and $100 an hour isn't worth it." 

The risk of death or injury in being a bodyguard for a hip hop artist seems quite high - Busta Rhymes' bodyguard was shot and killed last February, and bodyguards for 50 Cent, Snoop Dog, P Diddy and other rappers have been in altercations or trouble involving guns. 

"I'm not taking a bullet for a client," says Vaimaona. "If they want to get you, and kill you, they will kill you. It's our job to get them to the safest place, but could I take a bullet for them? No. For Jackie (Collins) or Mariah, yes, because I know they would take care of my family and kids." 

Source: Waikato Times (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on September the 28th.

M by Mariah Carey Commercial Now Officially Online
Mariah fans can now watch the M by Mariah Carey Commercial on the M by Mariah Fragrance Site.
Click here to watch the commercial
Posted on September the 28th.
MP3 of the commercial
Go on Shima's site SoMariah 
Posted on September the 28th.
"M" commercial screencaps thanks to Cat

Click on the caps to enlarge
More caps can be found on SweetMariah, thanks guys 
Source: Cat from SweetMariah
Posted on September the 28th.
'M' TV Commercial brought to you by Speedy Kelly
Go quick check Kelly's site MariahCentral!!!!!!!!
Posted on september the 27th. (hum... no 28th. already)
M by Mariah Carey Commercial World Premiere Tonight on MTV! 
Tune in to MTV tonight at 10:00pm EST to catch the world premiere of the much anticipated M by Mariah Carey television commercial! 
The commercial, which will air tonight during the broadcast of MTV's mega-hit show Celebrity Rap Superstar, features Mariah in a private sunset paradise & promises to deliver all the warmth, sensuality and glamour that Mariah and her fragrance, exude. 
The commercial also features new vocals that Mariah created and recorded especially for this piece. 
Don't miss the M by MARIAH CAREY commercial WORLD PREMIERE TONIGHT ON MTV!! 
Posted on September the 27th.
"M" commercial
It seems the commercial has haired on Oxygen during the Tyra show.  According to the fan who saw it the commerical starts out with a voice, then you see Mariah, her hair is blowing in the wind, they show close ups of her face stomach and hands. There is music in background but you can't really call it a song, she's just humming, Basically a sexy commercial. It is sponsored by Macy's.
It's all the fan can remember 'cause as he didn't expect it to air, it was a big surprise.
Source for the infos: MrsIllmatic on fomm

Posted on September the 27th.
LA keeping busy with Mariah
Don't let anyone say that LA Reid is resting on his laurels - instead, the super record executive has lots of work on the go, all at the same time.
"I'm working on a couple of really wonderful things," he reveals. 
"There's Mariah Carey and her new album. I'm really excited about it - it's going to be amazing. So I'm working on Mariah, working on Janet Jackson and I'm also working on Jay-Z. Jay-Z has an album called American Gangster, inspired by the movie of the same name, coming out - it's going to be amazing."
And he refuses to reveal anything about Mariah's new music.
"I don't know. I don't even know the title yet. We have a couple that are floating around, and I don't want to spit it out because when I say it, I want it to be the one that sticks. We're still talking about it," he added.
Source: PA Entertainment - Virgin Media
Posted on September the 27th.
Max Beesley cooks Mariah's way
Remember I told you Max Beesley would be part of a UK TV show "A Taste of My Life", in which celebrities talks about their favorite recipes and the importance it got in their lifes.  Last week Max shared a recipe given to him by Mariah Carey during the Glitter shooting: "Penne al'arrabiata"
Here's the recipe:
Penne al'arrabiata (pasta with a tomato and chilli sauce)
Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins 
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus an extra dash for cooking the pasta
2 medium hot chillies, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
handful basil leaves
600g/1lb 5oz canned chopped tomato
salt, to taste
400g/14oz fresh penne pasta
parmesan shavings, to serve
1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the chilli and garlic to the pan. After about a minute, add the basil leaves and gently wilt them in the flavoured oil. 
2. Remove the garlic, basil and chilli from the pan and set aside. Add the chopped tomatoes to the frying pan.
3. Put the garlic, basil and chilli back in the pan with the tomatoes. Simmer for at least 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened a little. Add salt to taste.
4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta for a few minutes in large saucepan of boiling, salted water with a dash of olive oil. Drain the pasta and add the tomato sauce to it. Serve with shavings of parmesan

Pics of Max during the show:

Posted on September the 27th.

"I Feel It" original song
You probably all remember the infamous "I Feel It" online listening party which never happened.  Producer Mahogany has now putted the original song "I Feel It" Motown Groove on his new MySpace page.  Click here to hear it.
Source for the info: Muze Music group by e-mail
Posted on September the 27th.
Macy's update: It will be a cocktail!!! 
The first 50 people who will purchase the package at $305 US will be able to attend a cocktail party in presence of Mariah.
Source for the info: Moony by e-mail
Posted on September the 26th.
Mariah Wins In Court
Mariah Carey got a win in court last week when a federal judge decided that a copyright-infringement case against her had no merit. Singer Rachele Chafir had sued Carey in April 2006, claiming that Carey's hit "It's Like That" was copied from her song "Sexy" and lifted key pieces, including the music, for the chorus. Chafir, who copyrighted the song in 2004, claimed Carey had access to "Sexy" since it was available on a Web site, but U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood decided that wasn't proof Carey or her collaborators had gone to the Web site or lifted the material, which wasn't "strikingly similar" enough to be considered infringement. With "no genuine issues of material fact," Wood closed the case. "It was the right decision," Carey's lawyer Ilene Farkas told MTV News. "The record was clear in this case." Meanwhile, Carey is moving on with her yet-untitled follow-up to The Emancipation of Mimi, which her record label confirmed is now due December 4.
Source: MTV (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on September the 26th.
Damizza talks about Mariah again in part 2 of the dubcnn interview

The ones who followed the infos he gave since a few year on Lamb radio and on his MySpace will remember that story, I'll post it for the ones who didn't know it yet, click on the picture Damizza gave us a few years ago to enlarge.

"You know, even with “Glitter” with Mariah - the first thing she did was the Super Bowl.  So I mean, you can imagine how nervous she was.  We were joking around earlier about how Al Gore should have won, how he’s the underdog and all this shit.  I see Al Gore walking around, and I said, “Yo Al, what’s up?”  He’s like, “Hey, how’s it going?”  I’m like, “Oh shit!  You know, Mariah’s in there, she’s had a tough year.”  He goes, “Yeah.  You know, the movie wasn’t that bad.”  I’m like, “What?  How do you know about ‘Glitter?’”  He goes, “I saw it with Tipper.  The album wasn’t that bad, it came out on September 11th, right?”  I’m like, “Wait a minute.  How do you know that it came out on September 11th?”  He goes, “Look bro, I have to read the newspaper every morning cover to cover.  If I don’t, someone walks up to me and asks me some dumb question like, ‘Yo, didn’t you just say that you started the internet?’  If I don’t know where it came from…” 
I’m sitting there going, “Wait a minute!  How is the Vice President of the United States the coolest motherfucker in the world?”  I’m like, “Why don’t you come over here and meet Mariah real quick and break the ice.”  He goes, “Yeah, hold on a second.”  Secret Service starts talking in their sleeves, I’m like, “Oh fuck, I’m dead!”  The next thing you know, Al Gore looks over and says, “I’m cleared, let’s go!”
Posted on September the 26th.

Turkish fans!!!!!! 
M by Mariah Carey is going to be released in mid-October in Turkey but Mariah Turkiye is giving its visitors a special treat by sending out 300 free samples (1.2 ml) to those who fill out the form in the page; till October 1st, 2007. The campaign is only for Turkish residents.
Source: Can and Murat from MariahTurkiye by e-mail
Posted on September the 26th.
Our forum
Kinou, who's in charge of banning members who have 0 posts or don't post anymore since a long time, did a massive ban, if you have been banned but feel you will be an active poster on our lil' community without only lurking, feel free to send me an e-mail.
Posted on September the 26th.
Keep voting for Mariah's perfume on Access Hollywood poll
Which celebrity has the best fragrance?
Mariah is currently winning with 58% 
Click here to vote!!!!!
Source for the info: Moony
Posted on September the 26th.
Good and bad news....
Bad news
I'll begin with the bad news.  Unfortunately at this moment, there's no plan for the perfume to be released in Belgium.  We did our pretty best but one of the persons in charge for a chain stores said "as there's nothing planned in The Netherlands due to lack of interest and popularity, we won't follow it neither 'cause our stocks come from The Netherlands". 
The other person in charge for the biggest perfume chain stores in Belgium doesn't want to sell the perfume even if they sell other celebrities perfume lines.
So, Belgian fans, from now on boycott the Paris XL stores like they boycott Mariah!!!!!!!

Good news
The good news comes from France, in full collaboration with the person in charge for the perfume in France, Kinou and I are planning something big for the launch of the perfume.  A big thanks to the fans who offered their help for the Heroes of Mariah street promo which will take place in Paris, you guys will receive
infos and plans very soon.  The Heroes of Mariah promo team selection is now closed.  Lil' note: Can you believe I got a message from a Dutch fan who wants to take part on the street promo in Paris!!!!!!!!
Posted on September the 26th.

Mariah Aint Trying To Have Her Chicks Smelling Like...
I think we can all agree that Diddy is one cocky son of a b*tch. But it seems that his cockiness isn’t going over too well for Mimi. He threw out a blanket statement recently challenging all female fragrances to basically step up their games because his “Unforgivable” for women, according to him, is the sh*t – he claims to know what women should smell like. Well Mariah aint too happy with that!

As you all know Mariah Carey also has her own fragrance out and had the following to say about his pompous remarks:
"I heard about this competition, and I wish Puff all the best with his new fragrance, but I think we’re actually appealing to different types of women. M by Mariah Carey is about being unforgettable, not unforgivable. It’s not about a ménage à trois or a one night stand, it’s for the woman who wants the man to fall in love with her immediately, stay in love, and treat her like royalty."
Source: SOHH
Heroes note: If you already saw the commercial for Diddy's perfume (partially censored in the US), which premiered on his MySpace, you know what Mariah means, if not click here to watch it.
Posted on september the 25th.

Lucky Australian fans!!!!! 
"M" by Mariah Carey Australian promotional items
The following items are gifts with any 100ml "M" by Mariah fragrance purchase
1. "M" by Mariah Carey Butterfly Crystal Necklace - available at David Jones & The Perfume Connection
2. "M" by Mariah Carey Silver Tote Bag with Butterfly Charms - available at Pharmacy
3. "M" by Mariah Carey Make Up Case containing compact mirror and 50ml Body Lotion - available at Myers

Click to enlarge
Source: Mariah Connection Australia
Posted on September the 25th.
Mariah related to footballer Ashley Cole

Sexy Mariah Carey has discovered she is related to footballer Ashley Cole.
The R&B diva, 37, traced her family tree because she was convinced the late Nat King Cole was from the same stock.
Instead her search revealed she does have a Cole in the family – Chelsea left back Ashley, 26, who is married to Girls Aloud babe Cheryl, 24. Mariah’s gran comes from the same area of America’s Deep South as Ashley’s ancestors. 
Mariah said: “It’s fascinating. My grandmother was a Cole before she married and it turns out she comes from the same area of Alabama as his (Ashley’s) ancestors.
“We are still looking into it to see if we’re also related to Nat King Cole. I’m such a huge fan of his. That would be wonderful and would explain so much.”
A pal of the England star said:“Ashley is chuffed to bits to hear that they’re related. 
“He’s always been a big fan of Mariah’s and grew up listening to jazz legends like Nat King Cole.”
Source: Daily Star (All rights reserved)
Source for the pic: Yahoo! (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 25th.
Save The Music gala tidbit: Mariah sang along "Dead or Alive" 
During the show, John Mayer took the stage to perform his hits, backed by an orchestra of 60 students of Save the Music. During rehearsal, Mayer, in dark pants, was heard asking for a chair to sit on, "because I'm not wearing black socks and I'm embarrassed you can see my white ones." In a move similar to one we've all suffered at drunken karaoke nights, the crooner was later pulled back onstage by Bon Jovi to perform "Dead or Alive," while Carey, Simmons, and Reid sang along word for word, with their hands in the air.
Posted on September the 24th.
Some assholes with no brain, thinking they are funny,  are just so hateful...
Mariah humiliated at Waverly Inn 
On Thursday night, Mariah showed up at Graydon Carter's Waverly Inn. But when the paparazzi magically materialized for her, the regulars turned vicious.
She sent someone in 2-3 times to make sure table was ready (place was half-full so no need) and voila, three paparazzi appeared to snap about five hundred pics in the 20 secs it took for Mariah to walk from curb to restaurant. The best is she sent everyone in ahead of her, and then she stopped before the door, turned to paparazzi and gave them a hundred more pics; she looked really good, wearing a long purple sleeveless gown, she smiled and thanked the paparazzi, and her fellow diners (in garden seating in front). The only time she faltered was when one fellow diner said out loud "We love and support you Britney" to loud laughs. And to make it worse, when the sarcastic diner was told that she wasn't Britney he replied "Oh sorry, Lindsay, good luck with your demons.
Posted on September the 24th.
Mariah’s M -- and I like it. Scent-sational!
Mariah Carey is the belle of the ball at VH1’s Save The Music 10th Anniversary Gala, and she gifts each reporter with a bottle of her new perfume, M By Mariah Carey. 

The comeback diva arrives in a white limousine, as flashbulbs pop and photographers scurry across the lawn outside NYC’s Lincoln Center. Mariah, clad in a stunning purple gown, sails into the crowd of fans gathered outside to sign a few autographs. So sweet! 

She greets Babyface with a kiss as she swans down the red carpet.

“I feel like this night is important for children and parents because music actually does help children learn,” she says. “It’s scientifically proven. When schools start cutting programs, it’s very disheartening.”

Reporters are primed to ask only two questions – one about her forthcoming album and one about her perfume, but Miss Carey “goes there” when subjects veer off topic. 

Her eleventh album is due in December, according to L.A. Reid, but his lips are sealed on the title, which should be revealed in a week. He says ‘let me ask her’ and interrupts Mariah – whom he calls MC -- when she’s taping a TV interview. 

When asked about collaborators, she gives a playful nod to the tale that another monstrously successful singer stole songs intended for Glitter years back. “I can’t give them away, though, because then the next thing you know, so-and-so will have them on their album,” she says with a wink.
As I head out, I open Mariah’s M -- and I like it. Scent-sational!
Source: OK!Magazine (All rights reserved)
Posted on Septembre the 24th.

Save Mariah from her goons
From whom does Mariah Carey need Secret Service-style protection? Page Six spotted the smiling star at the Save the Music event at Lincoln Center Thursday night flanked by eight massive bodyguards. As a friendly Mariah made her way around the tent greeting fellow music industry folks John Mayer, John Sykes and Jon Bon Jovi, her goons intently blocked other guests from her path with commands of "Get out of the way! Mariah's coming!" They also shut down the bathroom for 10 minutes while Carey primped. Meanwhile, someone should have been watching over Vanessa Carlton when Mariah was getting her award. The under-the-radar songstress was overheard cackling, rolling her eyes and making nasty comments throughout Carey's acceptance speech. Throughout dinner, Carlton made a point to remind fellow guests that she is actually famous. "I have more than one song," she announced to the table - but got severely agitated when The Post's Marianne Garvey mistook an Avril Lavigne music video for one of hers. 
Source: PageSix (All rights reserved)
Heroes comment: Poor jealous Vanessa Carlton, her parents didn't teach her to respect people during an acceptance speech. You may roll your eyes Vanessa, I can too, look....  one more for you, oh by the way LMAO at "I have more than one song" , hey I may make nasty comments, 'cause the day I need to respect you during an acceptance award is not close....
oh, another note... look at how much people other celebrities need to surround them, Mariah is not the only one who needs to be protected from freaks!!!!!!
Posted on September the 24th.
Wentworth Miller: "I owe my success to Mariah Carey"
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has credited his success to pop diva Mariah Carey. The hunky TV actor was handpicked by Carey for her 2005 video We Belong Together - and Miller insists the exposure of the promo convinced producers to give him the lead in hit U.S. drama, Prison Break. He says, "Mariah's an international icon. The two days I spent working on her video did more for my career, gave me more exposure, than anything I'd done before Prison Break. I'm grateful for the opportunity." 
Source: Contactmusic
Posted on September the 24th.
Don't believe all you read on the internet regarding the new album title until it's officially confirmed by Mariah and/or the label.  It's not the first time HMV UK gives a title for the new album, it's the second one they post since a few months.
Posted on September the 23rd.
Mariah's Speech at VH1 Save the Music gala
Click here to download a short clip of Mariah giving speech at VH1's Save The Music gala.
Source: Moony by e-mail (thank god we have Moony to share all those vids with everyone )
Posted on September the 23rd.
Mariah out and about in Manhattan

Thanks to Cat from SweetMariah and Shima from SoMariah on our forum.  More pictures can be found on both sites.
Posted on September the 23rd.
Mariah's minions get Careyed away
Mariah Carey. Wow.
At the VH1 Save the Music Foundation Gala Thursday, "Mimi" looked amazing, smelled of cocktails, and had an escort detail larger than an Iranian president addressing the United Nations.
Her nine assistants performed a ballet of maintenance on the teetering diva all night, keeping her flawless. One handmaiden was solely responsible for dispensing breast tape. Another wore a belt with brushes and hair spray to the dinner; a third brought portable hot rollers.
And like the heavenly body she is, when Miss Carey blazed onto the stage to accept her honor, she was the brightest star at Lincoln Center.
Source: NY Daily News
Heroes note: Everyone had "minions", but of course they only noticed Mariah's people 
Posted on September the 23rd.
M by Mariah oil coming out soon
Krista and her friend were able to go inside at the end of the VH1 Save the Music gala and talked to Mariah. She asked Krista to smell her perfume on her neck because it's a new oil one thats coming out soon.
Source for the info: Krista
Posted on September the 22nd.
The gala tidbits
A 12-year-old girl presented an award to Mariah, who then clutched on to the youngster as she slowly stepped down the stage stairs.

Conan O'Brien opened up the evening:
- Of course, we all know President Clinton spent many years learning to play the saxophone, and from what I understand, President Bush spent many years learning to play the radio"
- Mocking Britney Spears: "If any of you watched the MTV Video Music Awards, you saw that more than ever we need music education." 

When asked if he'd ever want to work with Britney Spears, music mogul and Mariah Carey mentor, L.A. Reid didn't hesitate. "I want to talk to her, for sure," he said on the red carpet. "I would tell her to soul-search and ask herself how badly she really wants it. Because if she really wants it — meaning chapter two of her career — if she wants to turn the page, then she has to really go deep and make sure that’s what she wants. I don’t know her but, I’m not sure she wants to turn the page. If she does, she needs to call a doctor."

Quincy Jones told he's heading to China next Thursday for the Special Olympics. "We wrote the opening," he explained.  "It will blow your mind!" 
Source: compilation of various articles
Posted on September the 22nd.

Mariah at Save the Music
- Click here to download the TMZ segment.
- Click here to download an Access Hollywood report.
- Click here to download the TMZ segment on TV
- Click here to download Extra TV
Source for the vids: Moony by e-mail
Posted on September the 22nd.
Waiting For Mimi: Mariah Carey Talks New LP
The red carpet fuss at last night’s VH1 Save the Music gala centered around two people: John Mayer and Mariah Carey. 

One tidbit Reid couldn’t divulge: the track names for Mariah Carey’s upcoming album, though he did proclaim it “amazing.” We were thisclose to more information, but Carey’s manager, Benny Medina, failed to give the okay.

Woman of the hour Mariah Carey finally arrived in a long purple dress with butterfly rings on each hand just moments before the ceremony began. She shared some insight into her still-untitled record (the name should be arriving any day now), calling it “probably the most fun record I’ve ever had, and that’s tough to say after The Emancipation of Mimi.” When Carey was whisked off, we settled in for Conan O’Brien’s monologue, which included the killer punchline “Senator Clinton has always encouraged music education. Right now she’s trying to encourage Barack Obama to play second fiddle.” When the show was over, a mob formed around Carey and Mya, but oddly nobody approached Jon Bon Jovi a few tables over as he got up and made a quiet exit. 
Source: RollingStone (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on September the 22nd.

Hill Who? Bill What? Gimme Mimi!
Perhaps Mariah Carey should consider running for President.
Or so it seemed last night at Lincoln Center in New York, when the divatastic Carey arrived at VH1's "Save the Music" 10th Anniversary gala -- and outglittered the rest of the luminaries -- including President Clinton himself -- with an entrance fit for the Queen of Melisma (vocab word!), who was decked out in a structurally impressive purple gown.
With record biz royals Russell Simmons and L.A. Reid as escorts, Mimi caused the biggest squealing of the night from fans, with some screeching high notes unheard since Carey's "Vision of Love"
Play the video by clicking on the pic

Source: TMZ (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 21st.
Q&A with Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey arrived fashionably late to the VH1 Save the Music Gala in New York City wearing a gorgeous lavender gown that hugged her perfectly proportioned curves. Sashaying down the red carpet, the sexy songstress evoked old-school Hollywood glamour in a way that no other celebrity can possibly rival. Miss Mariah paused to chat about her new fragrance, her upcoming album, and how she maintains such a fabulous figure.

You look phenomenal! What’s your secret to staying in shape and looking so fabulous?
My secret is diets. No, really… I have a very wonderful trainer. Her name is Patricia. She lives in St. Barts – poor her. So people are like ‘only you would fly someone from to St. Barts to New York to work out! What are you doing?’ But the thing is that she’s so great. Even if we’re not working out, she monitors my diet and. It makes things easier.

And I still feel like I have a ways to go, but you know it is what it is. You know, when I first stated singing I was tiny – I didn’t have much money to buy food, so let’s face it I was skinner. But I don’t think that people feel like you have to be a size zero, you know. And it does feel good when you get into a size three and you’re like ‘it’s a little big right in here.’ But it is what it is. I think we should all embrace who we are.

But my thing is it’s about discipline. And I have a lot of discipline when it’s time to get it together, I know what I have to do. I didn’t feel like I had gained weight, and then when I realized that you know ‘ooo look at those shorts I’ve had them for how many years, they fit now and they’re actually kinda big!’ It feels good. But to me it’s about embracing everyone at the weight they’re supposed to be. I’m not supposed to be a stick-figure girl. That’s just not me.

What can you tell me about your upcoming album? Or what can’t you tell me?
There’s nothing that I can’t tell you. The title I can’t tell you because we’re in-between a lot of titles. But the thing is: this is such an extension of me. I feel like I put everything – I put so much into it. I worked on it all over the world. I took a summer to travel to different places and work on it. I worked with a lot of great co-writers, co-producers because obviously I’m intricately involved in every aspect of the process of making an album. And I think this is a very fun record – probably the most fun record I’ve ever made. And that’s tough to say after the Emancipation of  Mimi. It’s just one of those things. I really can’t express it.

What collaborations with other artists can look forward to on the album?
I can’t give ‘em away cause then the next thing you know so-and-so will have ‘em on their album. (Heroes note: who????? )

Tell me about your collaboration with Estee Lauder and your new fragrance? (Heroes note: read Elizabeth Arden )
I gave them a list of things that I like, and so basically we worked backwards from that. I mean, I guess it’s working forwards. And they allowed me to have so much freedom in the process. I would say to them if this is wrong, tell me! And they were like you have the most commercial nose we’ve ever experienced. And I think it’s because I don’t wear perfume and people were always like ‘what are you wearing?’ and I’m like ‘nothing. It’s just me.’

So what’s the perfume like?
To me it’s light, it’s sexy, it’s not overwhelming. It’s more than sexy – it’s sensual. It’s something when you don’t want to be over-powering, but you will be noticed.
Source: GlamScene (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 21st.

Carey’s unnamed album hits stores on Dec. 4, although L.A. Reid told me he might hold off one more week to the 11th and hit the holiday sales big time.

Mariah Carey is back, kids. New York’s hometown chanteuse, famous for lots of things including an eight-octave range, is getting her new album ready for a Dec. 4 release.
The album is the follow-up to her mega-selling "Emancipation of Mimi." So far, the new one, Mariah told me Thursday night, does not have a name.
“We’re working on that,” she said, “and we’re working on an R&B song like 'Fly Like a Bird' from the last album. But we have lots of songs.”

Carey looked sensational in a tight-fitting blue gown as she was honored by VH-1 Save the Music along with former President Bill Clinton and VH-1’s John Sykes.

Carey didn’t sing — she’s on vocal rest while she makes the CD — but she gave a great speech about what music in her Long Island public school meant to her.

In the audience to cheer her on were L.A. Reid, Benny Medina and her cousins.

Just to demonstrate that she has still has pipes, Carey sang out a couple of lines from the chorus of “Vision of Love” in her story of making it to the big time years ago.

Later, I told her that there had been a small war going on between Madonna’s fans and hers, and that some of it resulted in nasty e-mails to this column.
“What? Why?” she asked. “I mean, I think I was in sixth grade when Madonna got started.”
Carey’s old rivalry used to be with Whitney Houston, who was closer in age. But with Houston in semi-retirement for now, somehow Madonna became her peer.

And what of “Tennessee,” the Lee Daniels film Carey made? Is it any good, I wondered?
“I think so,” she said. “Lee thinks it is. I haven’t seen it yet.”

Carey’s unnamed album hits stores on Dec. 4, although L.A. Reid told me he might hold off one more week to the 11th and hit the holiday sales big time. Are there any singles, I asked?
“It’s like only singles so far,” Carey said, laughing. “I don’t want to give it away. But wait 'til you hear it.” She has about a month to six weeks left to finish it.

Meanwhile, Carey stayed from beginning to end so she could root on old friend Sykes — she hung out with his kids for a bit — and see Bon Jovi play with Mayer, and Waters perform a jubilant version of “Another Brick in the Wall” with a 60-piece children’s choir and orchestra from New York public schools.

Reid, Doug Morris, Sylvia Rhone and Steve Bartels of the Universal Music Group cheered on both Bon Jovi and Carey. In a dying business, this gang is having a run of success again with Kanye West and 50 Cent, among others.
Source: Fox (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 21st.

Mariah Carey Shares Her Diet Secrets
Mariah Carey will soon be debuting a new album but for now she's happy to debut a slim, new look. 

"My secret is bleak diets," the singer told reporters at VH1's Save the Music gala at Lincoln Center in New York on Thursday night, looking noticeably svelte in a figure-hugging purple gown."I still feel like I have a way to go." 

But there's no chance of Carey, 38, losing her womanly curves. "I don't feel like you have to be a size zero. We should all just embrace who we are physically," she said. "I'm not supposed to be a stick figure girl. It's just not me." 

Last year, the singer first confessed her "bleak" diet consisted of "basically soups and fish prepared really blandly." And Carey couples the nutrition plan with arguably the most well-traveled trainer in town. 

"I have a wonderful trainer whose name is Patricia, she lives in St. Barts, poor girl," she said. "People say, 'Only you would fly someone from St. Barts to New York to work out.' " 

Carey added, "We do water aerobics mostly." 
Source: People (All rights reserved)
Posted on september the 21st.

Great and cute pics of gorgeous Mariah arriving at the VH1 Save the Music gala, inside the place and leaving Waverly Inn.
You can see them all and untagged at SweetMariah
Posted on September the 21st.
VH1 Save The Music - Mariah's Arrival
Click here to downlod a footage of Mariah arriving at the VH1 Save The Music gala. A big thanks to Moony.

Source for the footage and caps: Moony by e-mail
Posted on September the 21st.

Mariah honored in New York

Mariah Carey said it only made sense to work for the Save the Music Foundation because music saved her.

"Music has always been my saving grace," said Carey, accepting her award at the foundation's 10th anniversary gala Thursday night at Lincoln Center.

"Like everyone growing up, my life wasn't easy," said the Greenlawn native. "I don't always like to talk about it in great detail, but music saved my life literally. Writing songs and singing is so therapeutic for me."

The Save the Music Foundation, which donates instruments to public schools and helps fund music education programs, honored Carey, President Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former VH1 president John Sykes, who launched the foundation in 1997.

President Clinton, who accepted the award for both himself and his wife, who was at a debate in Iowa Thursday night, said, "I don't think I would have become president of the United States if I did not have the gift of school music when I was a boy."

He also stressed that there is now a great deal of scientific evidence that shows that children who are enrolled in schools with music programs do better than those who are not.

Before the ceremony, Carey said she was very excited about her new album, which she says will be very "modern-sounding." She said she hasn't decided on a title yet for the follow-up to her multi-platinum comeback album "The Emancipation of Mimi," though Island Def Jam chairman L.A. Reid said he hoped to announce the title and a release date next week.

In her acceptance speech, Carey said she was always thrilled when fans tell her that her song "Hero" saved their lives or that her hit "We Belong Together" helped saved a marriage.

"I was often discouraged," she said. "Thank god, I never gave up."
Source: Newsday (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 21st.

Damizza talks about Mariah in new interview 
My bro Damizza has so many stories to tell about Mariah that you could listen to him talk during hours and hours.
Dubcnn has a new interview with him up, here are the parts where he talks about Mariah.
Dubcnn: Damizza Presents “Unreleased Volume 1” is coming out soon. What made you decide to put this project together in the first place? 
Damizza: I’ve got 500 songs in the vault, just sitting there. It’s crazy because a lot of people will come by the studio, they listen to the music and I always pull something out. They’ll go, “Have you ever worked with so-and so,” and I’ll just go digging in my crate ad go, “Yeah, here’s a song with so-and-so!” 
It’s weird because everybody has come through the studio. Tobey Maguire (Spiderman,) Stephen Dorff, all those kinds of people, all the way to Jennifer Love Hewitt and Pamela Anderson. Don’t think I didn’t get them on a track; I’ve got them all on a track. All of that kind of stuff all the way down to Mariah Carey, Krazyie Bone, and Da Brat. I love making music, I love artists, and I love people that want to perform. I look at it as I’m there to capture the moment. People don’t know that Pamela Anderson did backgrounds on a track that Mariah was on, or that Pamela Anderson or Jennifer Love Hewitt can really sing! But you get them in there and you get the craziness going, and then you add something crazy like putting Jayo Felony on the track! It’s like “What?” I mean, who would have thought that Mariah Carey and Westside Connection would have worked together. 

Dubcnn: Yeah, until you brought them together… 
Damizza: Exactly, and Mariah with Snoop Dogg on “Cry Baby.” That’s my whole thing - I like putting crazy artists together. For example, introducing Mariah Carey to Jay-Z for “Heartbreaker,” when Jay-Z was a street artist. What it did for Jay-Z was it gave him his first international number one record and took him across the pond. Being a part of that kind of stuff, that really pushes the brand of hip-hop and pushes the brand of artistry. All that type of stuff on top of it is the shit I love. 

.... When I started working with Mariah and “Glitter,” and started cleaning up that mess, what do you think everybody said? “Mariah is over.” Everybody looked at me like I was crazy.

Dubcnn: And look at “Emancipation of Mimi,” that was one of the biggest selling records of 2005… 
Damizza: Exactly. That’s what’s crazy about artists. No one is ever over. Michael Jackson is not over, Whitney Houston is not over, Cher is not over, any of these people are not “over.” 

.....That’s how I got into the whole production thing. It was first through Mariah and Krazyie Bone and all of that, then starting to work with Nate and Butch, and then having Dr. Dre right next door!

..... And even “Heartbreaker.” It’s funny because Jay-Z being the street artist and Mariah Carey being the pop artist, I love being the conduit for that kind of shit. So, I’ll call Jay-Z and be like, “I’ll be in New York on this day at this time at Mr. Chows. Let’s have dinner. This was back in the day, so I said, bring Dame, bring Kevin Lyles, let’s all have dinner at Chows. Then I call up Mariah. “Yo, I’m gonna be at Mr. Chows at this time, we’re all gonna hang out and have dinner.” Then everybody shows up at the same time. 

I’m like, “Yo Mariah, have you met Jay? Jay, have you met Mariah? By the way, DJ Clue produced a new song for her album ‘Rainbow.’ He’s on your label, so it would be stupid not to get on it, right?” So that night we went out to a club - Nas, Puffy, everybody, we’re all getting crazy, and Jay goes to the studio and knocks it out! 

The most enjoyable part of my job is putting people together. I love seeing the difference in people. Like Titus…I met Titus in the studio with Warren G when he was passing out CDs, but he wasn’t putting his number on it. I’m like, “Dogg, don’t you want to put your number on this?” He put his number on it, and the next morning I listened to the stuff, and I was like, “Dude, this is great! I’m gonna take it up to Power and play it.” So I’m sitting there talking to Mariah, and I was like, “Yo, listen to this shit.” I played it for her over the phone, and she was like, “Did you tell him to copyright this stuff?” I’m like, “No, I forgot.” She’s like “Call him!” So we call Titus, and Mariah’s giving him advice! 

If you wanna check Damizza's impressive discography, interviews, pictures, news, etc... check  Street Renegade
Posted on September the 20th.

From The Huntsville Times: Madison County's lone reindeer rancher is trying to rebuild his herd after a tick-borne blood disease quickly wiped out most of his reindeer, which have been rented for holiday season parties and popular singers' commercials and videos, including Mariah's video, "All I Want for Christmas is You."

From Litchfield Country Times: Mr. Apolzon has forged a successful career as a partner at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, a boutique firm of trademark and copyright lawyers, through unlikely alliances. "One of my favorite clients is Mariah Carey. She listens and she pays attention."

Island's Music Hall of Fame induction is Oct. 21
LL Cool J, Grandmaster Flash and Darryl McDaniels of Run-D.M.C. have confirmed their attendance at the Second Annual Long Island Music Hall of Fame Induction Gala, scheduled for Oct. 21.

The troika of rap pioneers marks another feather in the cap of the Music Hall, which over the past few years has grown from a pipe dream into a key player in the Long Island music community. Last year's inaugural ceremony surprised skeptics by securing appearances from Billy Joel, Joan Jett, Peter Criss of Kiss and Leslie West of Mountain, among others.

The strong showing by rappers may also help bring Long Island's music scene out of the classic-rock and grunge eras and into the current age of hip-hop-dominated music.

LL Cool J, a St. Albans, Queens, native, will be inducted by Grandmaster Flash, who hails from the Bronx but now lives on Long Island. Another Queens rapper (from Hollis), McDaniels, better known as D.M.C., will induct Roosevelt rap group Public Enemy.

Other inductees include Simon and Garfunkel, Blue Oyster Cult, Carole King, Mariah Carey, Neil Diamond, Pat Benatar and Barbra Streisand. The ceremony will be held at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College in Flushing.
Source: Newsday (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 20th.

When I told you nothing was official yet!!!!!
New release date: Album and DVD pushed back
Mariah's New Album Japanese Release Date is November 28
Mariah's New Album and New DVD were pushed back to November 28th. Japan has the earliest release all over the world. 
Therefore, the release date in the United States will be pushed back in December. 
New Album
Title: TBA
Release date: 28 Nov 2007 (Japan is the earliest all over the world)
Catalogue Number: UICL-1071
Label: Universal Music Japan
Item sourced from: Japan 
Number of Discs: 1
Other: Bonus Track (Japan Only)
Source: Shino from LoveLoveJack by e-mail
Heroes note: No official news has been given at the moment by the label.
Posted on September the 19th.
Please, take in consideration that local Universal offices are not aware (yet) of a possible DVD release in their respective countries.  This is the case for Belgium, France and Germany (and I'm sure it's not the only ones). 
Guys, until now, we don't have any official Press Release and official confirmation for the DVD nor for the release date of the new album.
Posted on September the 19th.
Tennessee news: Brian Wright And The Waco Tragedies perform in the movie
Brian Wright and The Tragedies will be performing an original tune for a short scene in the movie. The band flew out to Nashville for a few days to shoot at the Second Fiddle on Broadway in downtown Nashville. The Tragedies will be performing the song before a Mariah Carey performance that will follow in the movie.
Brian was so kind to give some more infos for the Heroes of Mariah promo page:
"The song we performed in the movie is called Glory Hallelujah. It can be found on our new album "Bluebird" due out in early October. It's sort of a Rock and Roll, Gospel, High Energy, rave up that has the crowd in the movie dancing and clapping along in smoky Nashville bar. After our performance, Mariah's character takes the stage to sing a really beautiful ballad, that if I'm not mistaken, was written by Willie Nelson for the movie. She is accompanied by Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson's long time harmonica player) and a guitarist, though i think the guitarist may have just been an actor. Mariah was very cool to us, very professional, and it was a pleasure to work with her, though it was only for one day.
The entire team from the writer, to the production team, to the cast, etc. were all very cool and I'm glad to be a part of it. The scene that we are in with Mariah is all I've seen of it, but it looks great and her performance is fantastic.
Posted on September the 19th.
Diddy's Sweet Smell of Success?
Sean "Diddy" Combs may be lookin’ to start the next celebrity challenge.

The never-humble hip-hop star took a gentle swipe at Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lopez while promoting his new fragrance, Unforgivable Woman, during a taping of a segment of the Rachael Ray show to air on Friday.

“This week I am going to challenge my female counterparts, from J.Lo, Mariah, Sarah Jessica Parker to Gwen Stefani, that my fragrance is better than theirs,” Combs said. “I am a man, and I know how a woman should smell.”

So far, Combs has announced no plans to pull a 50 Cent and promise to retire from the fragrance business if any of the above-mentioned starlets outsells him.
Source: E!Online (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 19th.

Mariah Carey: A Great 'Save' Turns into Big Deal for All
Over the course of her near-20 year career Mariah Carey has been very generous on the philanthropic front.

For her efforts -- particularly with the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the top-selling pop/R&B diva will be feted along with President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton at an exclusive, star-studded gala at New York's Lincoln Center on Sept. 20.

Since 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has successfully restored and sustained instrumental music programs in 1,500 public schools in over 100 cities around the country. To date, The Foundation has provided $40 million in new musical instruments, affecting the lives of more than 1 million students.

Carey has been participatory in aiding the foundation's goal for the past decade -- dating all the way back to 1998 (when she joined the likes of Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain, Aretha Franklin and Celine Dion as performers for the very first 'Divas Live' showcase) up to last year's donation of her Escada dress (she wore in an Intel Cenrtino ad campaign) for auction.

"We at The VH1 Save The Music Foundation are thrilled to be honoring Mariah Carey at our 10th anniversary celebration," director Paul Cothran told The BV Newswire today. "It would be hard to look back on the past ten years and recount each of our triumphs and successes without recalling individuals such as Mariah that have donated so much of their time and efforts to restoring music education programs across the country."

The gala, which will be the first of its kind for the foundation, will be hosted by Maria Menounos and sponsored by LG Mobile Phones.

According to a rep for the event, boldface named such as Nick Lachey, Vanessa Minnillo, Ice-T & Coco, Irv Gotti, Russell Simmons, Vanessa Carlton, Mya, Denise Rich, and Quincy Jones can be expected to the event which will feature performances by John Mayer, Jon Bon Jovi and Roger Waters -- who will accompanied by a 60-piece student orchestra comprised of VH1 Save The Music Foundation students from across the country. 

Conan O'Brien has been tapped to do an opening speech and 'Project Runway's' fashion patriarch Tim Gunn will be on hand to emcee a live auction, which will feature one-of-a-kind items and experiences from VH1 Save The Music partners.

Rich, a former songwriter for Sister Sledge, Patti LaBelle and Natalie Cole, hosted a Master Class for six kids from the program today in her New York City recording studios.

The wealthy New York City socialite, with close political ties to The Clintons, is also planning hosting her own exclusive shin-dig at her posh Manhattan pied-a-tier on Sept. 19 in honor of the accomplishments Save The Music have made over the years.

"VH1 Save the Music is a vital organization because not only does it provide students with instruments, but it gives them the confidence to believe in themselves," she told us.
Source: Black Voices (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 19th.

Tennessee: not this year
As I previously reported in July, according to Aaron Woodley, Tennessee was still in post production and they were still working on the music.  Now Aaron had the following to say to Mariah Connection Canada
"...The film will not be released by the end of the year as it is not yet completed. That’s as much as I can tell you at this point. And I urge all of Mariah’s fans out there to hang in there..."
Posted on September the 17th.
New Mariah DVD Out in Europe on Nov. 19th
Universal Music Group International (UMGI) has confirmed the official release date for the new Mariah Carey DVD in Europe as November 19, 2007. This as-yet-untitled DVD release comes in a 2-disc set and will most likely include the live recording of Mariah's The Adventures of Mimi concert in Anaheim, California on October 8, 2006.
Source: johny for MariahDailyJournal
Heroes note: Today, Universal Belgium nor Mercury France didn't had the info yet and were not aware of a DVD release, I'll keep you updated as soon as there's official news for these countries.
Posted on September the 17th.
Mariah at Macy's in store appearance update
Our Moony did a great work again to keep ya'll updated 
These are the plans as of today, so, please know that there's a chance that they change them.

A. They plan on selling the following 2 packages.
- Package #1 
Price: Approx. 130 dollars
Content: The big bottle of the perfume, 1oz travel size perfume, and lotion
Bonus: The first 200 customers who purchase this package will be eligible to go up to Mariah and get her autographs.
- Package #2
Price: Approx. 305 dollars
Content: 3.3oz "pure" perfume (more concentrated than the regular perfume), 1oz travel size perfume, and lotion
Bonus: The first 20 customers to purchase this package will be eligible to go into a VIP room with Mariah.

B. Bonus passes will be given to those who make purchases between October 19 and October 23 while the supplies last. 

C.  Macy's will contact you with finalized information if you visit the store by the end of this week (or MAYBE, even later) and leave your name and phone number. Do not buy on the day of your visit if you would like a to obtain a bonus pass. Receipts must be dated October 19 or later. 

D. Macy's will promote the event by distributing fliers on the streets and advertising in local newspapers starting on October 18 or so.

E. Expect the signing to start AROUND 4:30-5pm. 

The store seems gearing up toward the event. There were a lot more Mariah stuff in the perfume section today including lavender M by MC T shirts sales associates are wearing.
Take a look at the new pictures, click to enlarge.

A big thanks to Moony for all the hard work.
Posted on September the 17th.

Agony of a track

Lil Love is dying 
No one will hear his last breath 
It was a song sung for none 
You weren't even listening 
To its screams, to my screams
Lil' Love is dying alone 
Posted on September the 17th.

First it was Kanye vs 50 - Now it's Mary J Blige vs Mariah
This past week 50 Cent and Kanye West released their albums on the same date - creating a Battle Of The Titans. Now has learned that there's another musical battle on the horizon. You see it turns out that both Mariah Carey and Mary J Blige will be releasing their albums on the same date - November 20th.

Mariah's new album is still unnamed and Mary's is called Growing Pains.

What makes the battle even more interesting is that both women's last albums were extremely successful. Mariah's The Emancipation Of Mimi was the top selling album of 2005. And Mary J Blige's The Breakthrough was her most successful album to date.
Source: MediaTakeOut (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 17th.

Mariah is still busy recording her album!!!!!!
Cindy Adams about Mariah
I shared Chief Judge Judith Kaye and County Clerk Norman Goodman's ceremony for Inauguration Day of the Jury Duty Commemorative Stamp at the 60 Centre Street courthouse. On hand were celebrity jury-duty servers Bernadette Peters, Mariah Carey, Paulina Porizkova, Richard Thomas. 

Bernadette received an ovation, Paulina was so gorgeous I can't remember what she said, Richard Thomas never actually served on a jury but said he's played a jury member in the movies, and Mariah, who'd worked recording an album until 6 a.m., graciously spoke, posed for photos, lovingly gave autographs, smiled, was sweet and friendly and made it to the 11 a.m. ceremony despite a skirt even shorter than Paris Hilton's jail sentence. 
Source: NY Post (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on September the 17th.

For the Love of Jury Duty
The festivities were delayed for the arrival of Mariah Carey, who teetered into the courthouse on five-inch heels half an hour after the unveiling was to start. (Explaining her own failure to perform jury service, she said, “I was on tour.”) At the ceremony, Carey said little. “It’s so early,” she began, before a microphone that had been affixed to her clingy black dress fell to the floor. “It’s very important to do your part in this wonderful country where we live,” she went on, before adding, again, “It’s so early.” (It was noon.)
Source: The New Yorker (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on September the 17th.
Mariah in Visionaire's "Private" Edition

Marc Jacobs is clearly proud of his bod — and bares it all again in the latest edition of Visionaire. The 168-page oversize book, sponsored by Louis Vuitton, includes nude photographs of a bevy of models, actors and celebrities, including Jacobs, this edition's guest editor. Visionaire co-founder Stephen Gan said the concept was conceived more than two years ago and most of the photos were taken late last year. "The idea was to do personal nudes of famous people. We came up with a list of who are considered the most beautiful people in the world," he explained. That list includes Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Drew Barrymore, Naomi Campbell, Scarlett Johansson, Christy Turlington, Gisele Bündchen, Jamie Dornan and Selma Blair, all shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Though most of the images are quite revealing, "not everyone is stark naked," Gan said (Lopez and Anthony appear clothed, most of the models, including Daria Werbowy and Natalia Vodianova, do not). Thus, the latest edition is entitled "Private."
Visionaire co-founder Stephen Gan said the concept was conceived more than two years ago and most of the photos were taken late last year. "The idea was to do personal nudes of famous people. We came up with a list of who are considered the most beautiful people in the world," he explained. That list includes Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Drew Barrymore, Naomi Campbell, Scarlett Johansson, Christy Turlington, Gisele Bundchen, Jamie Dornan and Selma Blair, all shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Though most of the images are quite revealing, "not everyone is stark naked," Gan said (Lopez and Anthony appear clothed, most of the models, including Daria Werbowy and Natalia Vodianova, do not). Thus, the latest edition is entitled "Private."
Source: Women's Wear Daily (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on September the 17th.
Guys, I'll reply to your e-mails asap, I had a hard, busy week end.  It's 2.30 am again and I'm tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiired 
Posted on September the 16th..... no already 17th.
Jas ran spraying M 
So this past Sunday, I joined thousands of women for the hydro active charity run for the ACLT and will give you the full scoopydoop on that next column too. I did prepare myself for the sweaty stinky betty's in the run who might've brushed past me and filled my lungs with their personal body odours. Readers— you may laugh but truly have you ever smelt someone so funky that the smell doesn't stop in your nostrils but seeps through to your mouth until you think you're tasting it! Yes, that's why I loaded my pockets and girl friends up with something sweet and fresh to spray all around me and in my path as I ran. It was the new M fragrance by Mariah Carey. Funnily when we first met I'd asked MC which perfume she wore and was informed by her that: "Dahhhling— I never wear perfume, I have extremely sensitive skin and I like to smell freshly washed— that's it." So it was a surprise to hear she was launching her own fragrance. The notes are as unpredictable as MC herself; marshmallow, Tiarre Flower and Moroccan Incense. She explained: "The inspirations were places I've been, moments in my life and childhood memories. It combines my favorite scents. Marshmallow reminds me of my childhood memories of being in the kitchen with my daddy. The Tahitian Tiare flower reminds me of the breezes on Hawaii and Capri (my and MC'S favourite annual summer vacation). The Moroccan incense tone makes me feel sexy, beautiful and glamorous." 

It also reflects her Moroccan style rooftop party room at her Manhattan apartment complete with outdoor hot tub! I knew the bottle would reference MC's love of butterflies. 

She agreed, "I really love beautiful crystal, and this bottle is like a work of art you want to display. It's a special moment when you remove the butterfly on top." When I told MC about my charity run she had her private jet fly me over some advance butterfly bottles of M so I wouldn't be eeked out by the inevitable stench of my fellow runners. It's out this Saturday in many UK department stores readers so you too will be able to get your lil mitts on it. 
Source: Jasmine for The Voice
Heroes note: If you were among the ones who supported Jas in her fund, you probably know that not only she reached her goal but collected  £500 more than expected.  You go girl!!!!
Posted on September the 16th.

Vanessa Marquez about Mariah
Normally I don't post all the artists who quotes Mariah's name in interviews, 'cause there are so many and some of them do it in purpose so their name comes out in search engines, it's a established fact.
But in this case, I'll post it, 'cause I know Vanessa since a few years now as I did some promotion for her tracks through the Baby Ree camp, and I know she's sincere.
Anyway, here's an extract from an interview conducted by LAist:
- Ideally, if you could have any artists' career who's would it be?
Mariah Carey. That woman is amazing. Her longevity, how successful she has been for so long, that would be the ideal career for me.
You can check her MySpace at this link.
Posted on September the 16th.
Butterfly's 10 Year Anniversary

On September 16th, 1997, seven years after her debut, Mariah Carey released "Butterfly," an R&B/Hip-Hop infused album which started a new chapter in her personal life and her career. A decade later, "Butterfly" remains one of Mariah's most successful, groundbreaking and fan-favorite albums to date.

The critically acclaimed album was named "a milestone record for one of the most successful and visible artist of the nineties" (Billboard Magazine, 1997). Slant Magazine, who included the album in their "50 Essential Pop Albums" described it as "an awakening, both sensually and musically." 

"From its phalanx of R&B and rap guest stars to its I-will-survive lyrics, the album is clearly intended as Carey's declaration of independence, musically and personally." (Entertainment Weekly, 1997) 

To help make the "Butterfly" project complete, Mariah teamed up with the hottest names in the music business including Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, The Trackmasters, Dru Hill and Missy Elliott.

Even more guests joined Mariah to extend Butterfly with some of her most memorable remixes to date: Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony ("Breakdown"), Mobb-Deep ("The Roof"), and Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz ("My All / Stay Awhile").

Butterfly, whose album cover was recently named one of the sexiest album covers by Maxim magazine, was the HOT SHOT DEBUT on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, when it debuted at #1 on October 4, 1997. It went on to sell close to 9 million copies worldwide, certified 5x platinum in the U.S and 1x platinum in Europe. An international success, the album charted in Canada (#1), Australia (#1), Japan (#1), UK (#2), Holland (#1) and reached top 10 in many other regions including France, Spain, Italy and Germany. 

"Honey," the first single off the album hit the airwaves in August 1997 and was soon followed by the music video, directed by Paul Hunter. The "Honey" music video was Mariah's first ever video to be nominated for a "Best Female Video" award at the MTV Video Music Awards. 

Showcasing her acting talent, the video had Mariah playing a secret agent (Agent M) fleeing from her capturers, one of whom was played by Johnny Brennan from the Jerky Boys. The video showed a fun and sexy Mariah swimming in high heels, jet skiing on the coast of Puerto Rico and hanging on a helicopter rope. 

Puff Daddy, Stevie J., Mase and The Lox all collaborated with Mariah on the music video to the "Bad Boy" remix version of the song. The single included a So So Def remix with Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat, as well as dance remixes by David Morales. 

"Carey couldn't have wished for a better start than "Honey". [...] Built around the piano riff from the World's Famous Supreme Team's infectious 1984 hit, "Hey DJ," it's an undeniably catchy pop record that revamps her sound and image." (Rolling Stone, 1997) 

"Honey" debuted straight at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (September 13, 1997) and was Mariah's third song (out of six only, at the time) to achieve that feat. It also became Mariah's 12th #1 record, more than any other female artist ever. The Billboard Music Awards recognized this achievement by giving Mariah a special award the following year. 

Less than a year later (May 17, 1998), "My All," Mariah's second and last commercial single from the album, became Mariah's 13th #1 hit. She now has 17 of them. Mariah recorded "My All" in several variations: "Mi Todo," the Spanish version of the song, "My All / Stay Awhile," sampling Loose Ends' "Stay A Little While Child" and a David Morales dance remix which Mariah enjoys mixing with the original version in her performances (VH1's Divas Live, Pavarotti & Friends). 

The unforgettable music video to "My All" was directed by famous fashion photographer Herb Ritts and was shot in black and white. The remix video ("My All / Stay Awhile") was a complete transformation from the original and invited the viewers to a big party of Mariah and her friends. 

Butterfly peaks exactly where it should, with its sixth track, "Breakdown." It's the song of Carey's career, where the lyrical strokes are as broad and obvious as they are naked. [...]The song finds Carey paired with half of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone. Mariah the chanter flawlessly adapts to their singsong style, largely boxing her multi-octave range into a sly, hypnotic melody so that when she really wails at the end, you really feel it. As with "The Roof," Carey lunges toward musical maturity by embracing, not shunning hip-hop. This is the height of her elegance and maybe hip-hop-soul's, too. (Slant Magazine) 

All the personal things I went through while making this album were very draining," Mariah says of the more than year-long process. [...] Butterfly, she says, feels like her most gratifying achievement, "because it's something that I feel fully responsible for and because I took chances." (Cosmopolitan, December 1997) 

Other album tracks on the album are considered some of Mariah's best songs lyrically and vocally such as "Babydoll," a soulful ballad which Mariah wrote with Missy Elliott late at night in a Virginia hotel room, a remarkable 6-minutes cover for Prince's "The Beautiful Ones" and two of Mariah's most personal and loved songs: "Outside" and "Close My Eyes." 

Prior to embarking on "The Adventures of Mimi" tour in 2006, Mariah revealed to USA Today that "there's a song Close My Eyes from Butterfly, and girls have told me that it helped save their lives after abusive childhoods and relationships." Mariah performed the song in a couple of tour stops after receiving many fan requests for it. 

In 1998, "Butterfly" earned Mariah an American Music Award (Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist), a Blockbuster Award (Favorite Pop Female), a World Music Award (Best Selling Soul/R&B Female Artist) and a Soul Train 'Lady of Soul' award for being the Female Entertainer of the Year. "Honey" and "Butterfly" were also nominated for three Grammy Awards. 

A lyrical journey of personal tales, a mix of heartbreaking ballads and upbeat urban jams, a vocal showcase of range, power and soul, "Butterfly" gave the world a unique look at the raw and lively Mariah who set herself free as she sang "spread your wings and prepare to fly / for you have become a butterfly." 
Posted on september the 16th.

"Butterfly" Days at Mariah Turkiye
To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of Butterfly, the guys from Mariah Turkiye, will be devoting two days to this truly magnificient album. The first day fans around the globe may download the "Butterfly Video Anthology"; videos from the album together with CD artwork and make themselves a VCD featuring some of the best Mariah videos ever.
For 17th of September, there will be lots of multimedia work about the album itself so they invite all fans to celebrate the day with them, at the following link.
Source: MariahTurkiye by e-mail
Posted on September the 16th.
Johnta Austin about Mariah
In an interview with Sam from That Grape juice, Johnta Austin talks about working with Mariah:

- Have you ever been frustrated with the fact that, prior to now, many have known the hits you’ve written but not the man behind them?
Johnta: My prime role is the coach. The coach is never gonna get enough praise and accolades as the stars. When I work with Mariah, I’m there, JD’s there to assist. Mariah is leading the team, but she’s the one that’s taking home the MVP, and deservedly so, and I’m cool with that.
Though you’re evidently a versatile writer, which artist has proved the most difficult to write for?
- Johnta: I haven’t met a challenge yet that’s too demanding. I’m grateful to work with artists who already have their own identity. It’s easy to work with a Mariah, an Usher, a Mary cuz you just have to add to what they are doing.
- Mariah Carey describes you as ‘a true talent’ and Mary J has labelled you as ‘the best thing to happen to the music industry’. How does it feel hearing praises like that from such celebrated artists?
Johnta: It humbles you because they’ve achieved so much success and they are so well liked all over the world. And they are known for their incredible music, so for them to respect my talent, that’s great.
Source: That Grape Juice - leadmyway
Posted on September the 16th.

Max Beesley makes pasta with Mariah's recipe
On UKTV Food, there's a show called "A Taste Of My Life" in which celebrity guests share food memories from their childhood and key moments from their lives, yesterday actor Max Beesley made a pasta recipe given to him by Mariah.
Posted on September the 16th.
VH1 Save The Music 10th. Anniversary Gala
We know Mariah will be honoured at this gala, she will not perform but is expected to attend.
Event Information:
Date:  Thursday, September 20, 2007 
Time: 6:00PM Cocktail Reception - 7:00PM Dinner & Program 
Location: The Tent At Lincoln Center, New York City 
The event is sold out but fans can always try to greet Mariah outside.
Posted on September the 16th.
Untagged Video of Mariah at the Celebrity Unveiling of 'Jury Duty' Stamp
USPS posted downloadable footage from the event at this link.  They let you view and d/l the same video in different qualities and format types.
Moony downloaded the highest quality one (DVD quality), eliminated all non-Mariah parts, and converted it to MPEG.
This is NOT tagged.  Click here to download it.

Click on the caps to enlarge.
Source for the links and the caps: Moony
Posted on September the 15th.
Women of Autumn
Divas sure to drive sales and fan flurries this fall include September releases from Diana Krall, Mya, Angie Stone, PJ Harvey, Queen Latifah and Deborah Harry. Look not only for more comfortable weather in October, but also the sounds of Jennifer Lopez, Amy Winehouse (maybe!) and country artists Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood. Currently slated for November, new music is expected from Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and possibly Kylie Minogue.
Source: Sovo
Posted on September the 14th.
Dueling divas
- Double bill: With Celine Dion's Taking Chances (Nov. 13) and a still-untitled Mariah Carey CD (December), the most enduring divas of their generation return. Both have survived changing tides on pop, adult contemporary and, in Carey's case, urban formats. 

- Double features: Early word is that Chances may seek to position Dion in a slightly edgier direction. Carey is apparently taking a more characteristic approach, working with Bryan-Michael Cox and the omnipresent 

- Double talk: Carey's multiplatinum 2005 release, The Emancipation of Mimi, re-established her at the top of the pop heap; her task now is to maintain that momentum. Dion's nearly five-year Vegas gig has been a cash cow, but at the cost of confirming her rep as a high priestess of schmaltz. Taking Chances could be her bid for a grittier image.
Source: USA Today
Posted on September the 14th.

Access Hollywood: Mariah mention on "Til Death"
The segment was about a season premiere of the comedy show called 'Til Death.
You can download the video at this link.
Source: Moony by e-mail
Posted on September the 14th.
Possible Fabolous track for Mariah
Fabolous was on 106 & Park today. He said he did two tracks with JD and that one of them was probably gonna make it to Mariah's next album
He said: "I think Mariah's gonna jump on that one."
Source for the info: Ryan (by e-mail) - Earl - Jason 
Posted on September the 13th.
September 2007 issue of the All Mariah magazine out now
The new issue of the MC Archives magazine is out now, click here for details about the content.
Source: Eric From MC Archives by e-mail
Posted on September the 13th.
"Interview" magazine in Belgium, it sells like hot cakes 
Belgian fans, if you don't have your copy yet, it's really time to buy it, 'cause the magazine sells like hot cakes, a store manager told me he couldn't believe all his copies were sold out in 2 days.
Posted on September the 13th.
Bartels named Prez
Steve Bartels has been promoted to President/COO, Island Def Jam Music Group, as announced by Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group. In this newly-created role, Mr. Bartels will oversee all day-to-day matters of the company and its labels. He will continue to work closely with Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, President/CEO, Def Jam Recordings, Jermaine Dupri, President, Island Records Urban Music and David Massey, President, Mercury Records. Mr. Bartels will also work with all IDJ joint ventures including DTP (Disturbing Tha Peace) and Slip N Slide. Mr. Bartels, who is based in New York, will report directly to Mr. Reid.
Mr. Bartels has served as president, Island Records, since May 2004, subsequently attaining the dual title of COO of Island Def Jam Music Group in early 2005. Under his careful strategy and guidance at Island, record-breaking success has been enjoyed by Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi, Fall Out Boy, Lionel Richie, the Killers, Melissa Etheridge, and many others. At the same time, Mr. Bartels played a crucial role in the recent success of Def Jam and its affiliated artists, including Kanye West, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Rihanna, Young Jeezy, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, and many others. Prior to IDJ, Mr. Bartels spend a decade at Arista Records, which he joined in 1993 as Vice President of Special Projects, eventually rising to Executive Vice President. 
Source: Island Def Jam Music Group (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 13th.
75, yes you read it well, 75 HQ pics of Mariah attending the Celebrity Unveiling of 'Jury Duty' Stamp 
It's all up on SweetMariah, go take a look!!!!!!
Posted on september the 13th.
Today In History
1997 - “I like that ooh, ooh; Come on, come on MC, MC ooh, ooh...” Mariah Carey’s Honey debuted on the Hot 100 at number one -- her third single to do so. The others were Fantasy (Sep 30, 1995) and One Sweet Day (Dec 2, 1995). Carey was the first artist to have three singles debut at #1
Source: Capitol Hill Blue
Posted on September the 13th.
Another place for Mariah
We know that songbird Mariah Carey owns a splashy triplex apartment in TriBeCa, but apparently one downtown home isn't enough. 
Our ever-vigilant spies have seen her on numerous occasions at the Philippe Starck-designed 15 Broad St. building in the Wall Street area. After a little digging, we've discovered she's renting a furnished two-bedroom, two-bath condo on a high floor in the former J.P. Morgan headquarters for approximately $8,000 per month. 
"She's there only at night," said our source in the building.
Source: NY Post
Heroes note: Maybe Mariah is trying to escape the weirdos who stalk her at her appartement, now they will not know in front of which place they need to go to stalk  or maybe someone of her entourage is snoring too hard...
Posted on September the 13th.
"Dreamlover" featured on "Defected presents Def Mix Classics"
Studio Def Mix celebrates 20 years with a triple CD compilation of remixes and originals by David Morales, Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie. 'Defected presents Def Mix Classics' lands in October.
The Def Mix crew of Morales, Knuckles and Tomiie helped define the sound of piano-driven New York house back in the eighties and nineties. The studio became especially known for its remixes, retooling divas such as Alison Limerick, Mariah Carey and Ce Ce Peniston as well as pop acts U2, Jamiroquai and Michael Jackson.
Mariah's "Dreamlover" (Def Club Mix) appears as first track on CD1
Posted on September the 12th.
More cute pictures can be found on WENN, click here to view them.
Posted on september the 12th.
New pics 
Mariah Attends Celebrity Unveiling of 'Jury Duty' Stamp today

Source: MariahConnection
Posted on September the 12th.
Aretha and Mariah duet: "Chain Of Fools"
Aretha Franklin's JEWELS IN THE CROWN: ALL-STAR DUETS WITH THE QUEEN, In Stores November 13th 
Franklin duets with a combination of music icons and some of the hottest voices in music today including Whitney Houston ("It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be"), John Legend ("What Y'All Came To Do"), Luther Vandross ("Doctor's Orders"), Annie Lennox ("Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves"), Keith Richards ("Jumping Jack Flash"), Elton John ("Through The Storm"), Frank Sinatra ("What Now My Love"), George Michael ("I Knew You Were Waiting"), Michael McDonald ("Ever Changing Times"), George Benson ("Love All The Hurt Away"), and good friend Mary J. Blige ("Don't Waste My Time"). Aretha and Mary J. also join on a second tune, "Never Gonna Break My Faith" (with the Harlem Boys Choir). Rounding out the collection are two thrilling performances, both tributes to Aretha on her classics, "A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)" with Bonnie Raitt and Gloria Estefan; and "Chain Of Fools" with Mariah Carey.
Source: Arista Records - PR Newswire (All rights reserved) (extract)
Heroes note: You can see the Aretha and Mariah performance of Chain Of Fools at Divas Live 1998 at this link.
Posted on september the 12th.
Celebrity Jurors Help Postal Service Issue Jury Duty Stamp 
The U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of drawing attention to important social causes by issuing the Jury Duty stamp at the Manhattan State Supreme Court today, September 12, in New York City. The first-day-of-issuance ceremony highlighted the Juror Appreciation Day celebration, an annual event that
salutes New York jurors. Mary Anne Gibbons, senior vice president, general counsel of the Postal Service co-hosted the ceremony with Chief Judge
Judith Kaye of New York.
"Serving on a jury is an important part of public service to our communities," said Gibbons. "It is a role that should be taken most seriously. This stamp is an excellent way to highlight its significance."
Joining Gibbons and Judge Kaye were Robert J. Grey, Jr., Past President, American Bar Association; Sade Baderinwa, Co-anchor Eyewitness News, WABC-TV, New York, who emceed the event; celebrity jurors Cindy Adams, New York Post Columnist; Mariah Carey, singer/actress; Bernadette Peters, actress/singer; Paulina Porizkova, supermodel/actress; and, Richard Thomas, actor. Other attendees included judges from across the country.
Source: US Postal service - PR Newswire (All rights reserved) 'extract)
Posted on September the 12th.
Mariah Attends Celebrity Unveiling of 'Jury Duty' Stamp
Five celebrity jurors including Mariah have attended the unveiling of the Jury Duty Social Awareness stamp at the New York County Courthouse Rotunda, 60 Centre Street. 

The event is taking place right at this moment and the most recent update we have is that Mariah had spoken to the audience and is wearing a black dress with a pink sweater.
Source: Alfredo - MariahDailyJournal
Heroes note: If he knew it in advance, too bad Alfredo didn't keep everyone updated so other fans could go to greet Mariah outside, if not then thanks Alfredo 
Posted on september the 12th.

Mariah on Parkinson's show in the UK?
According to TV insiders it has been reported that Parkinson (famed UK TV chat show host) has landed Mariah as a guest on his final ever series which starts soon. Reports have stated that Mariah is delighted also.
Source: Sky News - fantasyhero
Posted on September the 11th.
Music biz has high hopes for new 50 Cent, Kanye West, Mariah Carey releases
After a particularly anemic year that saw double-digit declines in album sales and no true blockbuster CDs, the recording industry is looking to its fall releases to deliver some much needed multiplatinum magic.

There's reason for some hope, as the acts expected to release CDs before year's end have in the past delivered more sales phenomenons than flops: Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and even Britney Spears. And today, the fall season begins with what is being hyped as an epic sales battle, with Kanye West and 50 Cent (and Kenny Chesney) putting out CDs on the same day.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, album sales are down 14 percent compared to this time last year (sales for 2006 dipped 4.9 percent compared to 2005), and multiplatinum stars are finding themselves a little less multi- these days.

The names alone on the coming CDs spark memories of the industry's better days: Carey, who has sold more than 60 million records in her career and who owned 2005's best-seller, the five-times platinum "The Emancipation of Mimi," is expected to release her follow-up for Def Jam of Island Def Jam Group; Garth Brooks, who trails only Elvis Presley and the Beatles in units sold, is releasing a greatest-hits disc with four new tracks; and 50-million seller Celine Dion, who has been off the pop scene while performing in Las Vegas for the past few years, has a Nov. 13 release date.

"You always bank on your superstars, and this year it's a heavy, credible slate of superstars coming out, all these guys could eventually be multiplatinum, and probably will," says Platt, an executive vice president for EMI Music Publishing.

50 Cent, an artist at Interscope, a label under Universal Music Group, has sold 13 million albums off of just two titles: his 2003 debut, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," and "The Massacre," released in 2005. "The Massacre" sold 1.1 million copies in just one week, but even 50 doesn't think he'll hit that mark with his new album. There's a new reality, he says: "I think now 1 million might be 700,000."

In fact, 50 has doubts anyone can approach those eight-million sales marks that he did with his first album in the age of legal and illegal downloads: "We're experiencing (the impact of) technology right now."
Source: RGG (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on September the 11th.

Moral Contract - United Fans Against Piracy
Poland in da house!!!!!!   It's here!!!!!!  If you wanna join, it's still time guys 
Posted on September the 11th.
NEW DVD Release Date is 14, November 2007
The Adventure of Mimi Tour (maybe)
Genre: Dance & Soul 
Format: DVD
Number of Discs: 2 
Release date: 14 Nov 2007 
Catalogue Number: UIBL1014 
Label: Universal International 
Item: Japan
Other: Live Recording (disc1:Live, disc2:Karaoke )
New Single 
Title: TBA
Release date: 7 Nov 2007 
Catalogue Number: UICL-5023
Price: 1200yen

Source : HMV Japan - Shino from Love Love Jack by e-mail - Moony by e-mail
Posted on September the 11th.

Flowers for Pavarotti
From the September 9th edition of the Italian newspaper, Il Messaggero:

It's useless to make an account of the crowns of flowers that were received for the funeral of famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti. One of them: at 11am, a cross made with 300 white roses arrived, 1 meter and half long - it comes from singer Mariah Carey. If I'd buy it, how much would it cost me? "Not less than 1.500 Euro," says the florist that delivered the flowers.
Source: Glittering Mariah - MariahDailyJournal - Andy by e-mail
Posted on september the 11th.

Boring VMA's
Artists who complain, artists who fight (for real), artists who can't sing anymore, the winners list is a complete joke..... the only interesting stuff was Diddy's quote:
"It's not just the hip-hop artists that sometimes have a problem,"
and Jamie Foxx's quote:
"Stop all this white-on-white violence."
And pow!!!!!! 
Posted on September the 10th.
Moral Contract - United Fans Against Piracy
Italy in da house!!!!!!   It's here!!!!!!  If you wanna join, it's still time guys 
Posted on September the 10th.
Please wait for official infos before getting all excited!!!!! 
Coming in autumn 2007:
Jacqui was browsing through some Elizabeth Arden promotional literature and came across this:

Source: MariahConnection
Posted on September the 10th.
Mariah and the Clintons to be honored at VH1's Save The Music Foundation's 10th Anniversary Gala
Mariah Carey and Bill and Hillary Clinton will be honoured at the VH1 Save The Music Foundation's 10th Anniversary Gala on September 20th at Lincoln Center in New York City. A host of artists including Roger Waters, Jon Bon Jovi and John Mayer will perform at the ceremony that will honor Mariah for her unyielding support of the Foundation's mission. 

"I am thrilled to have Jon Bon Jovi and Mariah Carey share in the celebration of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation's 10th anniversary," says Paul Cothran, Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. "It would be hard to look back on the past ten years and recount each of our triumphs and successes without recalling individuals such as these two artists that have donated so much of their time and efforts to restoring music education programs across the country." 

During the elaborate 10th anniversary celebration, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will honor Mariah Carey for her outstanding dedication to the organization over the years. Since 1998, Mariah Carey has been instrumental in helping the VH1 Save The Music Foundation achieve their goals by volunteering her time and efforts in various ways. Mariah has performed at several benefit shows including the very first "VH1 Divas" in 1998 and has been active in raising public awareness about the benefits of music education during events such as NBC's "VH1 Save The Music Today!" week. In 2006, Mariah donated the Escada dress she wore in her Intel Centrino Duo commercial, which later sold at auction to benefit The Foundation. 

To date, The Foundation has provided more than million in new musical instruments, affecting the lives of more than 800,000 children. For more information on the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, please visit here
Posted on September the 10th.

Mariah's new album + Aretha Franklin's new album with a duet

Rock, Rap and More: All Those Beats Go On
Aretha Franklin: It takes a brave vocalist to sing a duet with Aretha Franklin, but she has rounded up an album’s worth, including Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and George Michael. Not yet titled. Nov. 13. Arista. 
Mariah Carey: Her last album, “The Emancipation of Mimi,” was 2005’s top seller, reminding fans how sublime her increasingly whispery voice can be. But the two albums before that, “Glitter” and “Charmbracelet,” reminded her how precarious pop stardom can be, which means that her new album is a big deal but not a sure thing. Nov. 20. Island.
Source: The New York Times (All rights reserved) - Andy by e-mail
Posted on September the 10th.

Quote of the day

Posted on September the 9th.
M by Mariah: Choose your country  Japan and Sweden in da house!!!!
The official site for the fragrance has been updated.  Until now it lists Australia, Japan, Spain, Sweden, UK, US.
Even if all the links are not working yet, go take a look by clicking here.
Source: MariahCareyBeauty- Cat - Kinou
Posted on September the 9th.
Mariah about Novak Djokovic: "He's a great guy!!!"
After the match Djokovic vs Moya, Mariah said about Djokovic, "He's a great guy".  We don't know if she talked about his sportive talent or his entertainer talent, as we know he entertained the crowd after the match by doing impressions of Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal.
Posted on September the 8th.
12.000 pics online!!!!
Congrats to the team of SweetMariah who have now reached 12.000 images in their gallery.  Please pay a visit to this wonderful site and visit also the Multimedia Section with many rare videos.
Posted on September the 8th.
Sales associate meets Mariah
Meet Darvin Dowdell, a 21-year-old Queens native who works as a sales associate in the Ralph Lauren store on the club level at Arthur Ashe. 

“I cater to all the, you know, guests—the wealthy kind,” Dowdell said with a sly smile on the evening of Thursday, September 6. “The best thing to do is go to the suites,” he went on, gesturing behind him to the cluster of luxe pods that coddle the Open’s—and tennis’—best paid and well-connected fans. “If a person doesn’t want to come to the store themselves, because maybe they want to be low-profile, we’ll bring whatever they want to the suite. That’s the best thing. You go there, you get a tip, you get to meet the person, have a one-on-one conversation or so.” 

Of all the people he’s met at the grand slam event, Dowdell said he most enjoyed meeting Chris Rock, Gladys Knight, Mariah Carey and Colin Farrell. 

But is he, at the end of the day, a tennis fan? 

“Being here forces me to be one. If I see it on ESPN, I’ll sit there and watch, look see who’s doing well, who’s ranked at what. Today wasn’t that good,” he offered, before adding that he, like so many others in Flushing, is a Federer fan at heart.
Source: The New York Observer (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 8th.

Mariah at the US Open on Sept. 6
Mariah watches from the stands as Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays Carlos Moya of Spain in their quarterfinals round match on the eleventh day of the 2007 US Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York.

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Source: Cat from SweetMariah and Shima from SoMariah on our forum
Posted on September the 7th.
Is he mean or stupid????
Drag queen RuPaul about Mariah
You may remember RuPaul haunting some Mariah forums and fan sites in search of some glory.  For a person who claimed he's a Mariah fan, he has a strange way to show it.  Anyway, let's give this looser his moment, he wants it so bad that it's ridiculous.  Here's an extract of an interview from PrideSource:
The sincere, mostly-monotone performer knows that once an audience eats a celeb up, it can just as easily spit her out. Just ask Mariah Carey.
"I love a big, messy, clumsy idiot.  Love that! Love that about her!" As he gushes about the diva's wicked range - asking if we've heard the exclusive outtake from her "The Emancipation of Mimi" breakthrough album and a leaked pre-'90s demo - the most logical question to ask Ru is whether his shoe closet can compete with Carey's. 
"No-no-no! I have a lot of clothes, but I don't really do drag unless I'm getting paid. I guess she doesn't either. She pauses and then backpedals: "No, no - she lives in drag."
Posted on September the 6th.
It's in November in France!!!!
Mariah's perfume in France and Belgium updates
I got the confirmation today that the perfume will be released in November in France at the same time of the new album.  The Heroes of Mariah street promo will take place at that moment, please e-mail me if you want to take part, so I can already put you on the list, more details will follow closer to the date.
For Belgium, we need to wait a few weeks more to have an official confirmation.  Let's cross the fingers.
Posted on September the 6th.
Max Beesley about Glitter: "The studio edited out the moments where Mariah was excellent" 
"I came into America and did Glitter, with Mariah Carey, which was ended up being a terrible film.  At the time I filmed it, it was quite good, funnily enough.
The studio edited out a lot of the volatile moments.  I think they were worried about Mariah's personal life being reflected in what we put on film, which was not the case at all.  So, we ended up with a one-dimensional piece of work, which was really sad. In the scenes that we did together -- those volatile moments -- she was excellent.
Source: MediaBlvd Magazine (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on September the 6th.
Mariah's Upcoming Release Is Oh So Sweet!

Rolling Stone Magazine writes: Mariah Carey's last album The Emancipation of Mimi was the breakout hit of 2005 selling more than 5 million copies (in the U.S. alone). For the follow-up, she's hewing close to Mimi's glossy, club-ready sound, with beats from Jermaine Dupri, Stargate, Bryan Michael Cox and "Seriously, I can't wait to put this record out," says Carey. "I'm in the studio day and night trying to cook it to perfection. If the last album was dinner, treat this as dessert." 
Heroes note: If Rolling Stone is right, Mikkel Eriksen (StarGate producer) has his wish fulfilled, back in April he let me know they had not been in the studio with Mariah but hopefully they would in the future.
Posted on September the 6th.
Addeo Luciano
Posted on September the 6th.
The Real White Party

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Source: SkyNews - MariahConnection UK
Posted on September the 5th.
And one more......
'Umbrella' co-writer also working on Mariah's new album
Terius "The Dream" Nash who co-wrote "Umbrella" tells Blender he is working on Mariah's album: 
B: Who are some people you're working with now? 
D: I just listened to a song on Kanye's new album, I'm gonna get on it. It's called "Big Brother." I'm going to sing on the remix. And I'm waiting for stuff to clear so I can work with Janet Jackson. And I'm working on Mariah's album, too.
Source: Blender - Jason on fomm
Posted on September the 5th.
"It's for everyone I love, especially my fans," 

M by Mariah Carey (£25), another from Arden, is a sweet but classy mix of Moroccan incense and marshmallow, and it too may become a guilty pleasure when it hits the shelves in a couple of weeks. "It's for everyone I love, especially my fans," says Carey. "It's such a personal way to share part of my life and my world with them." Which is jolly kind of her.
Source: Telegraph (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on September the 5th.

Young, Rich and Dangerous by JD
We know Jermaine Dupri's book is gonna be released somewhere in October, he will most likely write a lil' something about Mariah in his memoires, a critic was already able to take a view at a copy of the book to make a review:

Honestly, we just flipped open to a random page and the first sentence we read was this:
"So I got Bob, a big dude who's my head of security, to guard her and set her [T-Boz] up with a big plate of shrimp while we did our thing in another booth."

oh dear...
Posted on September the 5th.

More baby shower invitations for Mariah
According to several latin sources (again...), it's now Salma Hayeck who invited Mariah for a baby shower.  Salma left her wish list in the most expensive stores of Los Angeles.
Posted on September the 5th.
Can Music Big-Timers Fix Sagging Sales?
After a particularly anemic year that saw double-digit declines in album sales and no true blockbuster CDs, the recording industry is looking to its fall releases to deliver some much needed multiplatinum magic.

There's reason for some hope, as the acts expected to release CDs before year's end have in the past delivered more sales phenomenons than flops: Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and even Britney Spears. And next week, the fall season begins with what is being hyped as an epic sales battle, with Kanye West and 50 Cent (and Kenny Chesney) putting out CDs on the same day.

But whether any of them can sell the type of huge numbers that the industry enjoyed two, three years ago _ or even last year _ remains to be seen. While music sales have been on the downward trend the past few years, this year's slippage has reached alarming levels, and it's unclear whether the release of any artist _ even two powerhouses on the same day _ will prompt consumers to reach for their wallets.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, album sales are down 14 percent compared to this time last year (sales for 2006 dipped 4.9 percent compared to 2005).
Still, as optimistic as industry watchers are about the fourth quarter's promise, there is more than a bit of worry that the malaise will continue on.
Source: WashingtonPost (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 5th.

Extra TV - Diddy's Real White Party 
Click here to download it, thanks to my sweet Moony again.
Posted on September the 5th.
Carey hits the studio in her ballgown
Mariah Carey lived up to her diva tag when she joined Black Eyed Peas star in the studio recently - she wore a ball gown. But the hip-hop super producer insists that Carey wasn't trying the make a statement - she just couldn't be bothered to change. The My Humps hitmaker explains, "Mariah was cool. She came into the studio wearing a big ball gown. "She was like, `I'm so sorry! I know everybody thinks I'm a diva, but I'm wearing this because I've just come from a party and I didn't want to go home and change.' "She's a real diva in her own right, but she is real cool." The producer admits he can handle the occasional diva, but insists the big stars he agrees to work with leave their bodyguards at home. He adds, "I remind them not to take themselves so seriously: `When you come into the studio, leave the bodyguards in the f**king lobby. Why bring them into the studio? Is the mike going to choke you? Relax.'"
Source: Contactmusic (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 4th.
Mariah on the cover of "Orale"
Mariah was on the cover of August issue of Spanish magazine "Orale"

Source: eBay - Carlito by e-mail
Posted on September the 4th.
Video of Mariah arriving at Diddy's party
Click here to see the video and here to download the part where we see Mariah.

Source: TMZ - Thanks to Moony for the download link and the caps
Posted on September the 4th.
EA domain name registered in France
There's a domain name registered by Elizabeth Arden Inc. for Mariah's fragrance in France too.
Source for the info: Shima from SoMariah on our forum
Posted on September the 4th.
Mariah will be at Macy's on Tuesday, October 23 
According to a manager for Elizabeth Arden at Macy's, Mariah's store appearance will be at 4:30pm on Tuesday, October 23. 

They are still working on the logistics of the day but she says those who wish to get autographs from Mariah will MOST LIKELY  have to purchase the largest bottle of the fragrance ON OCTOBER 23 (not before) and show cash register receipts. 

Her store appearance will be widely advertised through media including newspaper ads. 
Source: my sweet Moony by e-mail
Heroes note: This info needs to be officially confirmed.
Posted on September the 4th.

New album released with a perfume sample in the US
Can from MariahTurkiye just came back from a meeting with the Elizabeth Arden's Turkey distributor. The fragrance is going to be out in mid-October in Turkey. She told me she has been told that the new album is coming out this year and that free samples/testers of M By MC will be there with the album booklet. She said they're gonna do this for US but she isnt sure if its going to be international. We are planning lots to do for the promotion now, so Turkish fans may check MariahTurkiyefor exclusive news about the fragrance and some surprises awaiting them. 
Source for the info: Can from MariahTurkiye by e-mail
Posted on September the 4th.
Warning: This sounds like sabotage, Mariah just said she wanted to forgive, but...."some"people are just...... why now?????  Also, Mariah is not the one in charge of such stuffs, she pays people for that.

Cash & Carey: Mariah owes me, says former manager
She's happy enough to flash her cleavage, but Mariah Carey is shyer about opening her checkbook, according to her former manager.

Jerry Blair, who also served as president of her MonarC Entertainment, claims the diva has refused to fork over major money she owes him, sources tell us.

Blair was the man "who helped Mariah make history when she achieved her record-breaking 15 [No. 1] singles and most consecutive weeks at [No. 1]," according to a 2002 announcement of their now-defunct label.

"Jerry stood by Mariah through her breakdown," says a source. "He believed in her when other people lost faith."

But once the "Emancipation of Mimi" songbird was back on her feet, "she ditched him," a friend of Blair claims. "She wanted to distance herself from anybody who saw her in those dark times."

Blair contends that, under their agreement, Carey still owes him a cut of her record and tour profits, according to sources.

"She hasn't paid him in two years," says an insider. "He had to call in lawyers."

Friends of Carey suspect her ex-husband, Tommy Mottola, was behind this new blight on her happiness. "Jerry and Tommy fell out when Tommy was his boss at Sony Music," says an insider. "But they're working together again at Casablanca Records."

Friends of Blair suspect Carey has been stonewalling on the advice of her label boss, Island Def Jam chief L.A. Reid, who clashed with Blair years ago at Arista.

But another source insists, "This has nothing to do with Tommy or L.A. Jerry just wants to be paid."

Earlier this summer, it looked as if a settlement was at hand. But a source says, "In the past couple of days, the talks have broken down."

Blair and his attorney declined to comment. Carey's lawyer and publicist didn't immediately return messages.
Source: New York Daily News (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 4th.

Mariah's fragrance in Germany
It seems there will be a chance for German fans to have the fragrance in their country, Cat found infos about a possible release as there's a domain name registered by Elizabeth Arden Inc. for Mariah's fragrance in Germany.  Let's cross the fingers!!!!! 
Source for the info: Cat on our forum
Posted on September the 4th.
According to Chocolate Magazine, Mariah's perfume will hit UK stores on September the 22nd.
Posted on September the 3rd.
MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich: no Mariah mention, but interesting
I thought some of you guys would be interested by the following info, even if Mariah is not mentionned (yet ). 
Snoop Dogg has been tapped to host the MTV Europe Music Awards on November 1, in Munich. Announced performers include Foo Fighters,  pop singer Mika.  According to reps, this year MTV is introducing a new category to "decide the New Sound of Europe." Fans will decided and vote what artist was the breakthrough act is on the continent. 
Plesase don't forget to vote for Mariah everyday at the following link.
Posted on September the 3rd.
Cream Isn't "White" Enough For Diddy
When Diddy says "white" he means white.
Not off-white and certainly not cream.
Billy Joel's wife Katie Lee learned the hard way. 
She showed up for Diddy's annual White Party at his place in the Hamptons wearing a shade of cream. She wasn't allowed in. 
Combs himself wore a white shirt, white pants and white sneakers with silver detailing. 
Some of the stars who followed the dress code and got in included Mariah Carey, Ashley Olsen, Star Jones, Tommy Lee and Busta Rhymes. 
Source: THV - Access Hollywood (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 3rd.
Untagged pics of a gorgeous Mariah at Diddy's White Party
Mariah Carey attends The Real White Party on September 2, 2007 at Sean "Diddy" Combs' residence in East Hampton, New York.

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More untagged pics can be found on SweetMariah (thanks guys)
Posted on September the 3rd.
"On Top- Mariah Carey’s record-breaking career" in Best Music Writing 2007

Da Capo Press is set to release Da Capo Best Music Writing 2007 on October the 22nd. Written by Daphne Carr and Robert Christgau, the book features some of the finest music writing on a variety of genres and artists from many different publications and news websites. An article published in the book will be "On Top- Mariah Carey’s record-breaking career" by Sasha Frere-Jones written in April 2006 for The New Yorker.
Most of this writings are available online from the websites of the original publishers. But for collectors it's eventually interesting to have it in real.
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Posted on September the 2nd.
Rumor alert: Mariah invited by Thalia at the "Baby Shower"
Some of you may know Tommy Mottola's wife Thalia is expecting a lil' babygirl by the end of September.  According to several latin sources, the person in charge to organise the "event" said Mariah has been invited by Thalia.
Info for non-US fans:A baby shower is a party in which parents receive gifts for their expected or born child.
Posted on September the 2nd.
Mariah at Usher's wedding
R&B crooner Usher finally celebrated his marriage to pregnant bride Tameka Foster yesterday, with a celebrity-packed party at a luxury country resort near Atlanta. 

The pair exchanged vows in front of 200 guests including Oprah Winfrey, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.

The late-afternoon ceremony was held inside a marble-arched ballroom on the grounds of the enormous 16th-century-style Chateau Elan Winery and Resort, an hour outside Atlanta. 
Source: NY Post (All rights reserved)
Posted on September the 2nd.

Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas Smooth Jazz Tribute 

A record company (Copycats Entertainment) is about to release this album called "Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas Smooth Jazz Tribute" which will be available on October 9th, 2007 according to this site.
But, is listing the release date as August 28th, 2007 with Mariah as performer.
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Source: Murat from MariahTurkiye by e-mail
Posted on September the 2nd.


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