August 31, 2001...

New Pictures Of The Lovely Miss Mariah
I added 7 new pictures to gallery 7 today.

Steve sent me pics of Mariah on the cover of EightDays magazine, Wwmagazine, and the Glitter tank top that fans have been receiving with the purchase of Glitter, and MCFANATIC sent me 4 scans of Miss Mariah from OK magazine.

New Banner For Glitter
Leo sent me this cute Glitter banner he made for his site
Check it out in gallery 7

Yet Another Glitter Review
Benjamin sent me this article from Billboard Magazine:

* CAREY STILL HAS GLITTER *

FROM delivering Someday and Dreamlover, where her vocals soared high, Mariah Carey has turned breathless in Loverboy. Many listeners have not enjoyed this track. Quite a number have dismissed it as a trying-to-be-cute-and-sexy effort that has fallen flat on its face. However, from a recent listening party held by EMI Malaysia, the other songs on her latest album Glitter are nothing like Loverboy.

The album has 12 tracks ranging from ballads to urban-oriented party tunes. Lead The Way is a ballad which which will bring back memories of the "old" Carey. It sounds similar to I Don't Want To Cry. Walter Afanasieff, who wrote the former, has worked on her previous albums. A beautiful piano piece called Reflections shows her capabilities as composer and singer. This number is slower than Love Takes Time, one of her first No.1s. A cool track called Didn't Mean To Turn You On is a dance tune which has an '80s groove. Her voice is subtle but there are too many repetitions in it. It is a cover version of the '80s singer Cherelle's song, and it was also covered by Robert Palmer.

Another dance track is Last Night A DJ Saved My Life featuring Busta Rymes, Fabulous and DJ Clue. It's an '80s New York smash hit. Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica) features Mystikal. It could be a future party anthem. It sounds like Dreamlover, one of her previous No. 1 hits. She wrote the former with DJ Clue, who was the co-producer of another No. 1 hit, Heartbreaker. Most of the tracks here were written by Carey. Producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis co-produced the album. They had worked on Janet Jackson's latest album, All For you. Carey has also collaborated with hip-hop artistes such as Busta Rhymes, Da Brat and Mystikal in Glitter. The remixed version of Loverboy features Da Brat.

Carey also stars in the movie called Glitter. It's about a girl who dreams of becoming a star and it comes true when she grows up.

"It took about three years to finish the concept and movie," she said. "I came up with the idea for Glitter because I grew up when there were movies such as Fame, flashdance, Grease and Purple Rain. These films incorporated music in a way that hadn't been done in a while so I got the idea and started to write songs immediately."

'Glitter' will be released on Sept 3.

Source: Youthquake

HELP DEFEND MARIAH!!
Federica told me that Entertainment Weekly put up this page where visitors are insulting Mariah, saying how much she is a joke and that she's nothing in the music world anymore.

She has a link on her site, Mariah Crybaby, where you can submit good comments about Mariah

It's amusing that they have nothing better to do with their time isn't it? UGH!

Did Mariah Work With Walter?
Yesterday I posted some information from a fan saying that Walter Afanassieff helped co-write and co-produce Lead The Way. Today 2 fans told me that they think it's wrong. Does anyone else who bought the album know if this is true or not? Here is what they had to say about it:

Hello...
One of your posts asks about the song "Lead the Way" from the Glitter Soundtrack. Written a few years ago, this is a ballad Mariah has been saving specifically for use in the movie "Glitter". The rumor of a so called "bust-up" between theWalter Afanisieff and Mariah Carey has never been justified. The two artists have separated temporarily to find more credibility in the entertainment field. Basically to show that each can survive without the other. Just thought I'd drop this tic in your ear.

No, Mariah and Walter did not work again because on the "24/7" access show Mariah mentioned that she started to write songs for the movie a long time ago and one of those songs was "Lead the Way". She started to write these songs around the "Butterfly" time and that's the reason why Walter is a writer on the song. Mariah just brought it back for the movie. She stopped working with Walter partly due to the fact that Tommy wouldn't let her kind of as payback for their divorce.
Chris

Fun Little Mariah Quiz
HailQueenMariah@aol.com sent me this link to a fan quiz you can take to test your Mariah knowledge:

Katrillion.com - Music Quiz - Can You Sing Along With Mariah?

MC In Rolling Stone
Ashley sent me this info:

I was flipping through Rolling Stone-the issue with the girls from American Pie on the cover. There is advertisments all through about the new album "Glitter" including a review. M is also in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone with Britney Spears on the cover and there is a big add for Glitter and also a little column about "Glitter" getting postponed with a tiny pic of M from her TRL appearence back in June.

The Mariah Carey Alliance
Paiyee1@aol.com has a new Mariah site he would like you to check out. The links are The Mariah Carey Alliance and http://www.tmca.javait.net

Mariah In Magazines...
Melissa, a very sweet lamb, sent me this info:

Mariah is in 2 free magazines that you an get from HMV! And she is also in The Best Beat and she is number 1 in the hottest celebs

1. Mariah
2. Britney Spears
3. Reese Witherspoon
4. Ben Affleck

Billboard News On Glitter
Donnie sent me this info:

Carey's 'Glitter' Sparkles In Japan

Mariah Carey's "Glitter" album has become a major hit in Japan, the first and only world market where it has been issued so far, Billboard Bulletin reports. It is the country's No. 3 title this week, according to the latest Oricon and Dempa charts, and the most popular release by a non-Japanese act. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), which shipped "Glitter" Aug. 18, says sales to date are 450,000 units. The album has a bonus track for the local market, a third mix of the "Loverboy" single.

Carey left Sony Music earlier this year for a worldwide deal with Virgin Records, excluding Japan. The Recording Industry Association of Japan says the singer's "The Ones," which sold 3.6 million units in the territory, is one of the biggest-selling albums ever by a non-Japanese artist. Virgin is scheduled to release "Glitter" Sept. 11 in the U.S. The movie for which it serves as the soundtrack goes to theaters Sept. 21 in the U.S. and in mid-October in Japan.

As previously reported, release of the film and the album were bumped after Carey suffered an emotional breakdown last month. The artist has plans to sit for an interview with Barbara Walters that will air Sept. 12 on ABC's "20/20" at 10 p.m.

Source: billboard.com

EXCLUSIVE News
Matt told me that Mariah's American representative will be in New York from Sept 4th for a few days, and that it may mean Mariah will be there doing some kind of promotional work for Glitter

August 31, 2001...

Charts
Here are the latest Billboard charts courtesy of RML612...

  • Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles
    11    16    -    2    Never Too Far, Mariah Carey
    Virgin | Virgin    11   
  • Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles
    24    -    -    1    Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica), Mariah Carey Featuring Mystikal
    Virgin | Virgin    24   
  • Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles
    3    4    -    2    Never Too Far, Mariah Carey
    Virgin | Virgin    3   
  • Hot 100 Singles Sales
    2    2    1    7    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | Virgin    1   
  • Adult Contemporary
    25    25    29    3    Never Too Far, Mariah Carey
    Virgin | Virgin    25   
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
    2    2    1    7    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins,Da Brat,Twenty II,Ludacris,Shawnna)
    Virgin | Virgin    1   
  • Canadian Singles Chart
    10    5    4    6    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | EMI    3   
  • Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
    6    4    3    6    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | 38793 | Virgin    3   
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
    37    24    13    13    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins,Da Brat,Twenty II,Ludacris,Shawnna)
    Virgin | 38791 | Virgin    1
  • The Billboard Hot 100
    73    49    24    12    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | 38791 | Virgin    2   
  • Hot Dance Music/Club Play
    49    -    -    1   
    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | 38793 | Virgin    49   

    Mariah Shooting New Video?
    Devin, from Rap-Up Magazine, told me that according to the Los Angeles Daily News, Mariah will be filming a video for Don't Stop this Labor Day weekend with Mystikal. It also mentioned that she was looking for 18-30 year old "bouncer type males" for the video.

    Lambs Lullaby
    Kristelle, from MariahFanClub.com, sent me a song they wrote for Mariah that goes along with the Looking In song. They will be singing it to Mariah when she comes to france and Kristelle told me that they will send me a soundfile of it shortly for Daily. Here are the lyrics...

    We look at you and see the girl
    Who lives inside the golden world
    But don't believe
    That's all that our heart sees
    Get rid of your melancholy

    You look at us and see the fans
    Who scream your name, dazzle your eyes
    But don't believe
    That's all there is to see
    Then you will find your dignity

    In our eyes you'll always find your soul
    Forget this burden on your shoulders
    Don't fear to lose yourself, fall asleep
    Your lambs watch over you

    Release yourself from your own jail
    It's time for us to give it back to you
    Turn our love into Stability
    Your light will shine eternally
    Your smile will be reality
    Spread your wings and you'll be free

    New Pics Coming Shortly/Note of Thanks
    Nacho is working on adding new magazine scans here shortly! So make sure you come back in 1 hour! Plus, if you get a chance to talk with Danielle or Nacho, tell them thanks for all their hard work on Daily! They are both working hard on graphics and news so you can continue to stay well informed on Mariah! Without them, Daily would be shut down right now for good. We are working together now as a team to keep you informed!

    August 31, 2001...

    Note from Danielle...
    Below the update for today, I re-posted the news that I had done the other day before it was accidentally erased.

    It was only up for a couple of hours, and there was TONZ of great news, so I had to post it again. Thanx for understanding, as Reg always says :)

    Vote For Glitter
    Stephanie sent me this info:
    Here's something interesting you may be able to use, if you get time now or later...I found a voting poll at http://www.canoe.ca/JamMusic/aug28_sum41-can.html
    Glitter is one of the choices, I hope everyone goes to this site and VOTES For Glitter! :)

    The question? This: What upcoming fall film are you looking forward to seeing the most?

    Choices? These:

    Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone (Daniel Radcliffe)

    Lord Of The Rings (Ian McKellen)

    Glitter (Mariah Carey)

    Ali (Will Smith)

    Rock Star (Mark Wahlberg)

    From Hell (Johnny Depp)

    I think I'll wait until winter

    Thanks!
    Stephane
    mariahsweb

    Update From Montreal Lamb...
    Hi everyone,
    My name is Peggy and I'm a great Mariah fan from Montreal! My name is Peggy and I'm a great Mariah fan from Montreal! I need the help of all Daily fans to help Mariah's Never Too Far play on the radio here! It's very simple. Mix 96, one of the stations that mostly plays Mariah's songs, has a test track every Saturday morning on their hit list and this week, the test track is Never Too Far! So I would ask everyone to vote for her on www.themix.com from now until Friday at midnight. It's easy! Once you get on the site, you click on Mix music and then, on Test Track. There, you can register your vote.

    The results of this will determine if Never Too Far will be played on this station or not. If they play it, probably other stations will follow, but if not, it is possible that we just won't hear it in Quebec! That would be sad! So please, let's put or strengths together! She was in a precarious position until yesterday, but actually, she's doing better and better since this message has appeared on Daily! Yahoo! We, all the lambs, can turn it all around and make it a big win! I knew I could count on you! We're a powerful team! Let's keep on voting! Oh by the way, you cannot vote more than once at a time, but you can come back after a certain delay and it'll work! So you can vote many times a day!

    Thanks for putting it on Daily and talk to you soon!

    Love,

    A lamb

    GLITTER All Over The Radio!
    Many places have been playing Mariah's songs on the radio recently, and here are a few of the e-mails I got from some lambs about what songs were played and where. One of them is my lamb Desiree :)

    Hi
    "Don't Stop" was played on the radio station Hot 97 in NY last night.
    Desiree

    I just wanted to tell you that I just heard "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" on Power 106 here in Los Angeles, California. I am just so excited!
    From Ilda

    Dear Bianca...
    ICRAM321@gateway.com, from mariahslambs.com, created an advice column and if ya need some advice, ask Bianca by clicking here.

    Carey's Doting Hero
    They say when things go bad they go bad from all sides and directions. Ever since the sensational singer Mariah Carey checked herself into hospital suffering from an emotional breakdown, the rumours of her multimillionaire Latin singer boyfriend Luis Miguel deserting her were going strong. But recently, in an official statement Carey denied breaking up with Miguel.Her spokeswoman said Luis has been calling her frequently, as often as he can, he knows that its serious but not grave.

    A lot of people dont understand that shes a human being and she gets sick like everyone. Miguel, a doting lover, is known to have presented Carey expensive gifts like a speedboat that cost him a fortune, he sends her a bunch of red roses every day, he also bought her the $1 million bracelet worn by Julia Roberts. Here are excerpts from an interview in which she talked of this handsome man on her arm Latin singing sensation Luis Miguel, 29, long before checking into the mental health care centre. With a miserable marriage to Sony Records honcho Tommy Mottola 20 years her senior behind her, the 29-year-old songbird has never been happier.

    Here she opens her heart about her life and her love for Luis. I've never been happier. And the main reason is my boyfriend, Luis Miguel.I like to keep my romantic life private, but I will tell you he makes me very happy. Hes sensitive and so much fun to be with. I never get tired of spending time with him when I get the chance, that is, because my life is so busy. We met in Aspen during Christmas two years ago and just clicked.

    Luis is a romantic. Hes full of surprises, hes always giving me little gifts. We have a lot in common. We both understand the pressures and the dedication it takes to make it work. I think because Luis has these same pressures, he understands me. We both love the sun, For Luis last birthday we went to St Barts to celebrate. Any excuse to get to the sun and the sea.

    The most important thing is that he has a great sense of humour and when it comes to men, I like a man who really cares and understands me. Someone I can talk to about anything. Im overjoyed that my mom Patricia likes Luis almost as much as I do. My mothers decision is very important to me. When Luis met her he brought her flowers. Shes crazy about him and that makes me happy. Well, Mariah, heres wishing you a speedy recovery, take care! All Material Subject to Copyright
    Copyright 2001: The Times of India.

    Thanx to Tom for this article

    Padma Talks About Miss Mariah
    I got this info from pete:

    Hi!
    This is Pete and I just bought the September 2001 issue of Stuff Magazine for men. In there, they interview one of Mariah's co-star in the moive "Glitter". Her name is Padma Lakshmi and she plays the "Glitter" version of Breanda K. Starr. In the movie, Mariah sings back-up for Padma, but Padma can't sing so, Mariah gets the gig. Here is a snippet of the interview:

    She is also set to hit the big screen in Glitter, playing a vocally challenged lead singer who is upstaged by by an overachieving (and persumably buxom) backup performer portrayed by Mariah Carey. We chatted with Padma to find out what hot and spicy things are happening in her life. There, now we're all out of foodpuns, chop-chop!

    Stuff: Hmmmmm. ducking the question, eh? Soon the masses will see you in Glitter with Mariah Carey.

    Padma: It's a lot of fun. My character thinks she's great but she just can't sing. Mariah starts out as my backup. And there's this one part of the choreography where I have to slide down on my knees a la Prince.

    Stuff: Hang out much with Mariah?

    Padma: I did hang around her a little bit when we are in the makeup van and stuff like that. She was all right.

    Stuff: Is she, in fact, a diva?

    Padma: Yeah, ther certainly was a lot of entourage around her. But she was cool. She had a lot going on, as she probably always does. When you're on a movie set, it's like a circus that comes to town. It's not possible for everyone to sit around and chitchat. When you have downtime, you're usually in your trailor memorizing your lines.

    Stuff:For the sake of argument, let's say that Mariah, Cher, Madonna, Britney, Christina, and Areatha Franklin, are pitted against eachother in a diva wrestling match. Who do you think would win?

    Padma: I have no idea how to answer that. I would imagina Areatha Franklin, becuase she's got the most expirience."

    Pete garett702@yahoo.com
    www.mavenue.net

    Article About Mariah On BET's "Testimony"
    I have an article for you - it appeared on a polish site www.interia.pl

    Mariah Carey's TV confession A week after going to the hospital, by the end of July, the star made an interview for one of the cable tv's. The singer honestly talked about her bad marriage and admitted that her life wasn't easy.

    Black Entertainment Television recorded artist's confidings, before Mariah was hospitalized coused by exhaustion and acording to some people as an result of unsuccessful suicide attempt. Whatever it was, the beautiful singer said that she felt better than ever, but some problems from her past still make her loose her cool. One of those things was her marriage to music producer Tommy Motolla. The author of hit "Butterfly" described their relationship as "very restrictive". Her housband forbad her going to clubs with her friends and becouse of him she couldn't get any knowledge about rules of showbiz. So she couldn't get used to the fame in an appropriate way. "Some days were happy, but other weren't" - admitted.

    Thanx to Anna for sending me this article

    Help N2F Get Back on TRL
    MSG TO ALL MARIAH FANS...

    Hey guys. We have to start voting for "Never Too Far" on TRL everyday. Don't leave it up to everyone else to vote because NO ONE has been doing it. All of these no name bands have been beating out Mariah and that can't happen. She's our diva and this is one of her best songs ever! Even, J. Lo is beating Mariah!! Come on guys, get on the ball and vote for "Never Too Far" on TRL daily!! Thank you.

    Fellow Mariah fan,
    MICHAEL

    Article About MC on MTV.com
    Hello, Mariah is mentioned in this article taken from MTV.com about Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule about "Im Real" Between trying to make a last-minute song addition to his October 2 release, Pain Is Love, before it goes through the mastering process this weekend and hitting the road to promote the album, you'd think Ja Rule wouldn't have time for any extracurricular activities. And you'd be right. During a Monday conversation in the Murder Inc. recording studios, a facility nicknamed "the crack house," Ja admitted his newfound prosperity as an R&B songwriter has him feeling the pressure.

    "They're paying top dollar and they want their records now," the rapper said of all the singers who want him to pen tunes for them. "I'm avoiding phone calls and everything 'cause I'm trying to finish my own album. It's a crazy game. You gotta be a workhorse."

    The Ja Rule-penned remix of the Jennifer Lopez hit "I'm Real" has helped J.Lo. rise steadily from # 90 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart in early July to a top-10 position this week and next, according to a Wednesday (August 29) SoundScan report.

    "She's mad cool. She goes in, knocks the sh-- out, no problem," said Ja of Lopez, with whom he'll perform "I'm Real" September 6 during the MTV Video Music Awards. "I love artists like that."

    Although Lopez and Sony Music CEO Tommy Mottola are credited with first recognizing Ja's aptitude for writing R&B tunes, Mariah Carey was actually the first songstress to get a song from Ja.

    The 25-year-old said he wrote a cut for Carey's upcoming Glitter and guests on the track with Nate Dogg.

    "It was kinda crazy because I wrote the words with Mariah," he said. "For the J. Lo joint, they dropped off a CD and said, 'Do what you want.' That was weird because I hadn't written a whole R&B record before. They had faith in me.

    "I'd been pumping it up that I could do it," he continued. "I'd done it before, just f---ing around, but never gave it to nobody. They gave me the chance, I did it and it turned out to be a hell of a record. Now we get so many calls and I got so much work to do."

    One of Ja's top priorities is returning to the studio with Lopez. He's writing the lyrics for an "Ain't It Funny" remix.

    "I'm about to f--- y'all up," he boasted. "We use the 'Flavor in Your Ear' beat, but it's remixed and vamped-up crazy. It's totally not J. Lo.

    "It's J. Lo now because of 'I'm Real'," he said, correcting himself. "It's gonna put her in another zone. After this one, they gonna be expecting hot crossover R&B joints from J. Lo. They ain't gonna want the pop version of J. Lo no more, they gonna want the 'I'm Real' version."

    In addition to Lopez and Carey, Ja looks forward to working on upcoming albums by Brandy, Macy Gray and Enrique Iglesias.

    "I'm just now getting the feel for what each artist wants," he said. "I know the style Brandy wants, but with artists like Macy Gray or Enrique Iglesias, I gotta get their albums and listen to their sh--. I'm hip-hop; now I have to tap into their worlds."

    Thanx to Jesse for this article

    News From Taiwan
    According to Virgin Taiwan Glitter the movie will be distributed by BVI and will be in theatres on December 8 in Taiwan. Thanx to Bernard for this info

    Loverboy #1 On MTV in the Philippines
    Danielle,
    Loverboy at MTV Diyes Philippines reach the No. 1 spot last week and at the same time MTV Asia Hitlist, she stays at the no. 2 position and this Sat. I will be Looking forward that Loverboy will gain the highest positon at MTV Asia Hitlist.

    Thank You very Much and God Bless You all

    Jj

    Walter Worked With Mariah Again?
    This info comes from Aidan: I got my copy of glitter from www.cd-wow.com, they are selling them and shipping them already (although i don't think they are supposed to be!!)

    Anyway if you haven't got a copy yet, did you know that Track 2 "Lead the Way" was co-written and produced by Walter Afanasieff!! I nearly keeled over, apart form being the best vocal song on the album, I think it is the strongest track overall and reminds me of early Mariah work (am a big fan of the early Ballads etc/work with afanasieff!).

    I though that they vowed never to work together after a huge bust up when finishing off "Butterfly" in 1997? And we never heard beforehand they were working together!

    Can you shed any light on this for me and the fans? Thanks again!

    Aidan :o)

    Mariah On Sexiest People List
    Dear all, Mariah is #6 on Blender Magazine's Top 50 Sexiest People. She appears in the magazine but it's only a small section.

    Gloria

    New Pics...
    Someone from Spain sent me scans of Mariah from a magazine called Woman, and I'm adding one of my own from the Never Too Far video, and it's just gorgeous :) Check them out in Gallery 7

    Magazine News

    Sarah: Hey lambs. Just wanted to say mariah is on the front cover of the uk Cosmopolitan, Sep issue and also on Pride mag August issue, both containing big articals on the most amazing woman in the world.

    Leo: Mariah is in the magazine the magazine TV y Novelas this week. There are pics of her and Luis on three pages.

    Fernando: There are a lot of Spanish fans that check everyday your website and I want you to tell that Mariah are in this magazines:

    · Top Music (August) On cover and it tell the visit of Mariah in Spain and her new album. It includes a big poster of Mariah!
    · Rolling Stones (September) I supose it will tells something about Glitter, but it is not released yet

    Mariah To Perform At 2001 VMA's?
    I got this info from MCLoverboy17@aol.com and Meg:

    Hello well i was watching MTV this morning and a VMA commercial came on and they were saying all the presenters and performers and all the nominees that will be there and at the end they said many more and they showed a few celebrity pics that went by real fast and they stopped on a pic of Mariah it was a pic from her LoverBoy video so maybe the rumors are true maybe Mariah will perfom a special song for Aaliyah!

    Hey
    So I was watching a commercial for mtv's vma's and they were showing celebs who were scheduled to appear..after they announced the definates they said "..and many more." and as they said that they showed fast clips of so many ppl and mariah was in the clips..so maybe mariah while still in recovery, scheduled a short appearance on the vmas? I dunno I just thought you might want to know....

    Meg

    Project Glitter...
    Hi my name is Melissa, and I was on Mariah Daily the other day looking at the Project Glitter page, and I was really interested, so I emailed whoever's addrress that was, but it was my computer's addrres, which is my mom's, but my point is, I want to get Maryland DC and Virginia fans organized but I know very few. I am in the Mariah Carey Club at Yahoo, and there are maybe 4 or 5 of us in there total, and I really want to get people out for the Glitter Premiere. I was hoping that you could post something on your website to let them know about my effort, I would really appretiate it. My email is buttahfli99902@yahoo.com and I would love for people to email me or just go to my website and tell me if they are interested. Please write me back. Thanks Again.

    Melissa

    Sign A Petition...
    This isn't exactly about Mariah, but it's a very good cause. Matt told me all about it:

    Dear Friends,
    I have just read and signed the online petition: "No More Star" hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition service, at: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/starr

    I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider signing yourself.

    IT'S ABOUT AALIYAH'S DEATH, AND HOW A DJ MADE FUN OF HER DYING...PLEASE TAKE THE TIME AND SIGN IT...IT'S NO JOKE

    Best wishes,

    Matthew Grant

    August 30, 2001...

    Now bigger can be hipper
    By JENICE M. ARMSTRONG
    armstrj@phillynews.com

    WHO SAYS big girls can't do hipsters, those low-slung pants that are all the rage? Lane Bryant is the first plus-size retailer to feature the revealing style. The Chestnut Street and the Gallery stores got low-rise jeans three weeks ago to the delight of customers - some of whom, no doubt, were thinking they'd never get to wriggle into the sexy duds seen on such MTV vixens as Jennifer Lopez, Madonna and Mariah Carey.

    The pants, available at Lane Bryant in sizes 14 through 28, retail for $39.50 and have boot-cut legs. They're usually paired with a tiny T-shirt or camisole that exposes a bit of belly "They're flying out of the stores," says Catherine Lippincott, a Lane Bryant spokeswoman. "Just because you're a size 16 doesn't mean that you don't have a flat stomach." But Carolyn Strauss, a New York City-based plus-size model, warns that larger women might "have to get used to wearing them cause it feels weird not to have something around your waist. "What's more, Strauss advises, "If you carry all your weight in your upper stomach, they tend to be not that flattering. Otherwise they're great."

    A stiletto made for walking? Hard to believe, but that's exactly what Hollywould Boots has done with its line of sexy but comfortable footwear. Scarlett boutique, 104 S. 13th St., just got Hollywould's 4-inch-heel glitter ankle boots, which have more sparkle than a Tiffany window display. And despite a wickedly pointy toe and heel, they're comfortable. Fitting for a manufacturer whose motto is, "It's hard to look sexy when your feet hurt." Though Hollywould doesn't seen to mind hitting you in the wallet: The boots retail for $295.

    Posse cuts' grow as stars pair up for wider audience
    NEW YORK — Pairing different music stars for a hit song is a tradition: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and the Temptations, Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias. But what used to be a special occasion has become an everyday occurrence. Now it's not uncommon to find four, five or even 10 guest artists on one album.

    "When you listen to the radio, it seems like everyone is making what we call 'posse cuts,'" said Emil Wilbekin, editor-in-chief at Vibe magazine. "And on posse cuts, it's not just about one artist, it's about several artists."

    Mariah Carey's upcoming disc, "Glitter," features numerous guests — even her current hit, "Loverboy," a sample of an old Cameo tune, features Ludacris, Da Brat, Cameo's own Larry Blackmon and others.

    "What people are finding is that you get more bang for your buck when you not only have one successful artist, but three successful artists working on one track," said Wilbekin.

    Source: Courierpress

    MARIAH HAS REGRETS
    Mariah pitiless and selfish? That's what her sister Alison thought awhile ago, but now she changed her mind. Alison used to be a prostitute and infected with the AIDS virus. When she begged her rich sister for help, it was the the last thing Mariah thought about.

    "I am not God, so I can't help you", was her hard reaction. But it seems that Mariah has regrets of that, because she changed completely. She supports her sister, pays all the medication and she even bought her a house. Maybe you are God after all, Mariah?

    (Break Out!)

    Southland Top 10
    SinglesTitle, Artist Nat'l Rank Last Week 1 "Someone to Call My Lover," Janet Jackson 1 -- 2 "Loverboy," Mariah Carey 2 1 3 "My Projects," Coo Coo Cal 10 3 4 "Bootylicious," Destiny's Child 4 2 5 "Purple Pills," D12 3 5 6 "This is Me," Dream 6 8 7 "Fill Me In," Craig David 5 6 8 "There She Goes," Babyface 13 10 9 "Crystal," New Order 19 -- 10 "Give," The Donz 26 19

    Source: L A Times.com

    Thanx sooo much to Stephanie from mariahsweb.com for the first 4 articles!!

    SORVINO DENIES DUEL OF THE DIVAS
    Mira Sorvino says she did not, never, no way, get involved in any catfight with Mariah Carey.

    This rumour, which started in a supermarket tabloid, has been floating around ever since the two women worked together on a movie called Wise Girls, about waitresses in a mob-owned restaurant. There has even been some speculation that this alleged incident contributed to Carey's recent nervous breakdown, or whatever it was.

    Anyway, Sorvino has now spoken up, and clearly: Reports of a brawl are "ridiculous. ... We had one verbal argument one day. There was no physicality whatsoever," Sorvino said. "If you can really imagine me rolling on the ground, tearing hair out, as the National Enquirer said, then I don't know what to say. But I can assure you that that never happened, and we made up the next day, and we're on very good terms."

    The movie is to be released sometime next year.

    Source: Montreal Gazette

    Thanx to Matt from mcarey.nu for this article!

    CapitalFm Takeover in the uk
    Mariah Carey Answers Your Emails

    Mariah Carey got to grips with some of your email questions during her Capital Takeover. To listen to her answers, click here.

    Steve in West Hampstead: Who are your musical heroes?

    Mariah: I have so many, but I'd like to single one out right now. His name is Stevie Wonder, and he is to me the ultimate musician because he plays everything, he sings like an angel and he writes the most amazing songs that have moved me beyond belief. I've met him and he's given me some amazing advice.

    Philippa in Ealing: There were lots of rumours about Janet Jackson being angry about your new record deal. Was that true?

    Mariah: I don't know, but all I would say to you is I don't think so, because Janet Jackson is an icon. She doesn't have to worry about anybody, she's always going to be doing her thing. I don't feel that we're similar, I don't have any jealousy or negative feelings towards her, and I also love the record 'Control'. That record was hot and it reminds me of going to the beach with my friends as a kid.

    Melissa in Chertsey: Do you enjoy acting as much as singing?

    Mariah: I've always acted, even as a little girl doing impersonations of friends or friends' parents or even family members. That was another form of escapism for me - singing saved my life and doing characters is another outlet for me. So in answer to your question, yes I do!

    Steven in Tuffnel Park: After 'Glitter' are you going to do any more films?

    Mariah: Actually, I just did another film called 'Wise Girls' that's a little bit edgy and a bit controversial, but I had a great time making it.

    Fraier in Depford: You've sung about dream lovers and fantasies, are you a loved up person?

    Mariah: I don't really know what the definition of that is, but I think I'm a very loving person, and I think that's one of the most important things to do in life, even to all haters!

    Mariah Carey's Capital Takeover
    Thanx MUCH to Ashes for this transcript of what happened when Mariah "took over" Capital FM in the UK.

    Chart diva extrodinaire and budding movie star, Mariah Carey, popped into the studio to treat us to some of her favourite tracks, fill us in on her new movie 'Glitter', and answer some of your emails.

    Mariah says hello.

    I'm going to kick off with one of my classic songs. It's from 1995, the remix of 'Fantasy' featuring ODB from Woo Tan Clan.

    Mariah Carey - 'Fantasy' (ODB remix)

    What I'm going to do is talk about my new album and my new movie 'Glitter', and I'll also be answering some of the questions that you guys emailed in. But right now here's one of my favourite songs, Jay-Z 'Hard Knock Life'.

    Jay-Z - 'Hard Knock Life'

    Right, now we're going to go into one of my favouite songs of the moment, which is the 'Superwoman' remix by Lil' Mo featuring Fabulous, who you can also hear on my record 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life'.

    Li'l Mo - 'Superwoman'

    We're now going to listen to another one of my favouite tracks by Mystikal. I like to listen to this record at the clubs because when it comes on I stand up on the booth and I proceed to do what Mystikal says, which is the title of the song, 'Shake It Fast'!

    Mystikal - 'Shake It Fast'

    I've taken over the place and we're having a good time up here! Now we're going to go into Janet Jackson 'Control'.

    Janet Jackson - 'Control'

    That was Janet with 'Control', one of my favourites. Now, I thought I'd tell you a little bit about my new movie 'Glitter'. The character I play is called Billie. She grows up in a foster home having been taken away from her addict mother, but her mother does tell her she's going to come back and get her. So Billie's whole struggle is basically coming to terms with the fact that her mum does not come back for her.

    Yes, it's a love story, yes there is humour, yes it's about friendship. It's about a lot of things that I think all of us can relate to. But it is not my life story, because my mum and I are like two little girls together!

    My new album is also called 'Glitter' and I think they work really well together. You can watch the movie and really feel what's going on when you hear those ballads. And the up-tempos are basically party records that I wanted to make - 1982 meets 2001.

    So here's one of my favouite tracks from it, 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life'. It was one of my favourite songs as a little kid, so here it is.

    Mariah Carey - 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life'

    Here's another on of my favourites. This song is called 'Ante Up' , it's the remix by MOP, Buster Rimes and Remy Martin. Now this song, for some reason, releases a lot of energy for me. You might like it, check it out, they can't even play this in the clubs in New York without causing a ruckus!

    MOP featuring Busta Rhymes - 'Ante Up'

    I've had a really good time, but before I go I'm going to play you my new single 'Loverboy' from my new soundtrack and movie 'Glitter'.

    Mariah Carey - 'Loverboy'

    MARIAH BACK IN FULL FORCE
    Pop diva Mariah Carey is back in full force. The singer was recently released from Northern Westchester Hospital, after staying at the facility for several weeks. She was diagnosed as suffering a nervous breakdown. Fans have received several messages posted by Mariah herself on her official website announcing that she is much better and looking forward to promoting her upcoming "Glitter" movie and soundtrack album.

    While she had to cancel her appearances at MTV's "Live And Almost Legal" special and the 2001 Teen Choice Awards, Mariah has landed guest stints on ABC's "20/20" - where she will speak intimately of her breakdown with renowned journalist, Barbra Walters - and an appearance on the September 14th edition of The Tonight Show, with Jay Leno.

    Meanwhile, the "Glitter" press junction and movie premiere have been rescheduled. It's also rumored that Carey will perform a new track from her "Glitter" LP in dedicated of R&B singer, Aaliyah, who tragically died in a plane crash Saturday evening, during MTV's Annual Music Video Awards. Aaliyah was scheduled to make a surprise performance at the event. "Glitter" - the album is released nationwide on September 11, and the movie release proceeds the following week.

    Don't Stop On UK Top Ten List
    Trevor Nelson's Top Ten - 21/08/01 ( uk radio 1 DJ)

    1. Eric Sermon - 'Music'

    2. Mary J Blige - 'Family Affair'
    3. P.Diddy and The Bad Boy Family - 'Bad Boy 4 Life'

    4. Jay Z - 'I Do'

    5. Mariah Carey - 'Don't Stop'

    6. Jagged Edge - 'Where The Party At'

    7. Aaliyah - 'More Than a Woman'

    8. Alicia Keys - 'Fallin'

    9. Da Beat Minerz ft. Caron Wheeler - 'Open'

    10. Blue Cantrell - 'Hit Em Up Style'

    PEEK OF MARIAH'S "NEVER TOO FAR"
    The follow-up to the smash hit 'Loverboy' is a blinding ballad in pure Mariah Carey style called 'Never Too Far' and the video, taken from the film Glitter, is now available for your viewing pleasure on The Raft's very own Sneaky Peek.

    A far cry from the sauciness and straight-up raunch of her 'Loverboy' video, 'Never Too Far' sees Mariah in classic 'tear the house down' vocal mode, looking sophisticated and sultry in a floor length evening dress with her hair in a new slicker style.

    All in all, it's a timely reminder that even if Mariah has made a bit of a name for herself as a funkstress, she can still - as the best-selling female singer of the 90s - wipe the floor with the competition when it comes to sheer voice power.

    (Taken From: The Raft)

    Carey on~
    ashes
    http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/rainbowprincess

    Thanx sooo much to Ashes for the last 5 articles!!

    Glitter already released in Singapore
    Hi, my name's Marie, from Singapore! I love ur site for Mariah! I'm a huge fan!!!

    Just letting u know: 'Glitter', the CD soundtrack was released in Singapore on 27 Aug 2001 and also, MC's 'Never Too Far' videoClip!

    Regards & hugs, from Singapore...
    Marie

    Mariah On MTV.com
    Here is some more news from Stephanie:

    Hey.. welp, I am doing my usual sweep of the Internet for Mariah updates and news, and I went to MTV.COM to find at the bottom, they have a pic of Mariah.

    when you click that, it takes you here: http://www.mtv.com/music/listeningparties/mariah_carey/

    also: Mariah Carey Appears on the Full Glossy Cover of this New UK magazine which was available for one day only dated 18th August 2001 with the Express . The Mag is Called "SATURDAY" And as well as the beautiful Full Mariah Cover inside there is also a fantastic 3 page EXCLUSIVE Interview titled " All That Glitters - EXCLUSIVE: Mariah Carey TAlks About The Pressures That Led to Her Breakdown" The feature also includes a number of Mariah Pics ..... I have found a picture of this magazine, also attached as: saturdaymag.jpg
    thanks!

    Stephanie
    www.mariahsweb.com

    Check out the GORGEOUS cover pic in Gallery 7

    EXCLUSIVE: Mariah's Thanks From Glitter
    Billy sent me this AWESOME news! Here's what he said:

    I got the CD early from record rep and so this is what Mariah says...

    ABOVE ALL, THANK YOU GOD FOR THE GIFT OF MUSICAND THE FREEDOM TO EXPRESS YOURSELF.

    THANKS TO MY MOM AND MY FAMILY, LOUISE MCNALLY, MAROON ENTERTAINMENT, ARIETE, RE-RE, MICHAEL, MY ALVIN P. MUTLEY AKA WYATT, BAA BAA, DANA JON CHAPPELLE, JIMMY JAM & TERRY LEWIS, BIG JIM, RANDY JACKSON, AND BRAT TAT TAT,

    KEN BERRY AND NANCY BERRY AND EVERYONE AT VIRGIN RECORDS. ALL THE ARTISTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS PROJECT!!! EVERYONE ELSE, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND I LOVE YOU.

    AND MOST IMPORTANT, THANK YOU TO MY FANS FOR KEEPING ME GOING. I LUV YA... I APPRECIATE YA... AND I ADORE YA!!!

    THAT IS WHAT IT SAYS IN THE BOOK FOR THE ALBUM...
    JUST AN FYI

    Montreal Fan Needs Your Help...
    Hi friend,

    My name is Peggy and I'm a great Mariah fan from Montreal! I need the help of all Daily fans to help Mariah's Never Too Far play on the radio here! It's very simple. Mix 96, one of the stations that mostly plays Mariah's songs, has a test track every Saturday morning on their hit list and this week, the test track is Never Too Far! So I would ask everyone to vote for her on www.themix.com from now until Friday at midnight. It's easy! Once you get on the site, you click on Mix music and then, on Test Track. There, you can register your vote.

    The results of this will determine if Never Too Far will be played on this station or not. If they play it, probably other stations will follow, but if not, it is possible that we just won't hear it in Quebec! That would be sad! So please, let's put or strengths together! Actually, she's not in a good position, but I'm sure that we, all the lambs, can turn it all around! I count on you!

    Thanks for putting it on Daily and talk to you soon!

    Peggy

    Glitter News From Korea
    Hi...I would just like to inform you that the Glitter CD has already been released in Korea. The movie is scheduled to open on December 8th. There is not much promotion done here, but the fans are really excited about it and i think we promote it for her. We dominate the music channel messageboards LOL. N E ways, just wanted to inform you, the site is great so keep it going....i mean it!!!!

    April

    DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE FOR EUROPE
    It has been revealed that all of Europe will get a new double A-side single which will include both "Never Too Far" and "Don't Stop" (Feat. Mystikal). The double A-side single was first presumed only to be relased in the UK. Two versions of the new single will be released in Europe on September 24 and the catalognumbers for those are VIR 8979860 (CD1) og VIR 8979862 (CD2). It is not yet known whether or not other territories will get a double A-side as well or even if the single will be released to retail in the US. In Japan, where Mariah is still signed to Sony, the next single will be "Reflections (Care Enough)".

    (Virgin Denmark)

    Thanks to Ashes (rainbowprincess) and Stephanie (mariahsweb.com) for this article

    Japan: Carey on!
    DEAR BOSS: STOP PRESS! Mariah Carey has been much in the news, as you well know. People like to jump on celebs when their problems make national headlines. But the Japanese love this girl. Sony Japan says her album "Glitter" is No. 1 in its first week. (This is Mariah's fifth album to score first on this chart, which is more than any other international female singer has ever done. It rivals Simon & Garfunkel's record set in 1972.) Mariah says "Aishitemasu" to her Japanese fans. I'm sure, Boss, you know what that means, but I'll tell you anyway. It means "I love you."

    Source: NY Post.com

    Thanx MUCH to Andrew and Matt (mcarey.nu) for this article

    August 30, 2001...

    Small Update
    Actually is just to let you know that tripod is down, and I can´t upload a couple of pics, but I will hopesfully tomorrow morning so stay tuned! 

    Meanwhile go to MariahBuzz that now has a new domain: just mariahbuzz.com! Check it out is a GREAT site with great artwork all by the latented Nicole! So go check that here site while waiting ;)

    August 30, 2001...

    Mariah's Latest Voice Messages
    I added Mariah's latest voice messages to the Audio and Transcript pages for you all to download, if you like! Plus, there is a new Quote O' The Week and new Pic O' The Week!! Check 'em out!

    Mariah's Greatest TV Moments
    If you missed the special yesterday, don't fret because it will be airing several more times over the next couple of days. It was a very well done hour special and featured Mariah on Jay Leno, Arseniol, SNL, Grammy's, Homecoming Special and much more. It had the same interview that was used in her Video Collection also. If you missed it, make sure you check it out!

    Mariah in Twist
    LMG2727 told me that Mariah is in the new issue of Twist!! She is on page 24 and yeah, that's all the information I have on that!

    Mariah on Jay Leno
    Mariah will appear on Jay Leno on September 14th on NBC at 11:30 pm EST!

    Article from Greece
    Elliot translated a recent article on Mariah from a Greek magazine called Music Life. It was very nice of Elliot to do this for us and here it is...

    With a new movie, a new soundtrack-album and a brand new interview, Carey proves that "all that glitters" isn't gold, unless it's first name is "Mariah!"

    The last few days, she has no time to waste, let alone, to sleep! Wearing the usual suspect clothes(tight tops, tighter jeans) she wanders from New York to Tokyo "pongering" on her eternally high heels among interviews, photo shootings and promo appearences - her first single "Loverboy" hit stores July 25th, the album "Glitter" comes out August 26th and the movie premiers in theaters August 30th.

    Either way, it's no secret that Mariah doesn't sleep a lot. Others, trying to sleep, count sheep! She'd rather count success; 130 million records sold, 15 #1's, 60 weeks on top and all that within a single decade! Always embattled (although slepless), she's now ready to break her records once more and it's probably hard for anyone to stop her!

    -How "glittering" is your new album "Glitter"?
    I'd like to believe that it's one of my best pieces of work! The uptempo tracks are agressive, dynamic and they drift around the 80's spirit. What's more, a team of fine guests make the result more up-to-date. As for my best asset, the ballads, they are hot, intimate, the kind of songs theat could stand on every album of mine!

    - Rumour has it that your new label Virgin Records purchased the rights to your new material without even listening to a single note of it. Is this true?
    Yes! Virgin gave me 23 million dollars for this album without having the slightest idea for it's content.

    - Weren't they worried at all about the result?
    Wouldn't you be?

    - Apparently you weren't worried! Why did you choose the 80's?
    Virgin asked me the same thing. I find the 80's very nostalgic and they gave me a lot of material for inspiration. Some people at Virgin, of course, had their objections on the album's appeal to the people! They deemed it was to early for something like that and the people wouln't be ready for "a return to the roots". But I told them "believe me, they are". The movie itself-don't forget the album is a a soundtrack-is chronologically placed in 1982 and it's a modern version of Cinderella!

    - Just like your life! So, the movie theme is autobiographical?
    First of all, I don't consider myself to be Cinderella! I simply believe that until i was 12 I had seen what most people have not all thei lives. As for the movie, the leading lady has something in common with me: otherwise, how was I supposed to play her convincingly? But in no way this movie is autobiographical. It's an idea I had put in process for the last 4 years and all that time I tried to persuade the producers that we could do something really hot! Finally, Kate Larnier, the script writer, managed to give flesh and bones to what I would call the dream of a lifetime!

    - What's the story, more or less?
    As I told you, it's in the early 80's, in the club scene of that time. I play a singer, Billie, who's half-breed, from a white father and a black mother. Billie grows up in a foster home, because her mother abandonned her. Later on she meets a DJ and becomes a star in just one night! The point is, that all this time she waits for her mother to return. As you can see, this is far away from my reality, because I couldn't have a closest relationship with my own mother! When she's not with me, she calls like every 5 minutes!

    - Don't you mean though, that in this movie the terms are reversed and and your cinema mother takes the place of your real father, who also abandonned you when you were little?
    That's the point exactly, the roles are reversed! The movie story is my opposite reality. In this movie, my father is white and my mother's black! In my reality it's clearly the opposite! And this happens cause, while in the movie I seek my disappeared mother, in real life my mother was present in every moment.

    - Today, do you get in touch with your father?
    Lately, I try to have a good relationship. Of course, he doesn't know much about me. Imagine that; he thinks I have only released one album! With my mother we use to call it "The Album" (hysteric laughters)!

    - But is it possible that he doesn't know about you?
    Doesn't he read the papers. listen to the radio? I swear, he doesn't know anything about me! He has nothing to do with music! He really thinks that I have only one album (even more hysteric laughters)!

    -(What can I say?) He might be a cinema-lover, though, and get to know you as an actress! In the newest movie you prepare, do you play the singer again?
    No, not at all! The movie is entitled "Wise Girls" as to "Wise Guys", if you understand what I mean! It takes place in Staten Islands and the ladies in it do things we don't talk in New York about. The role I play is a girl that has nothing to do with me! It's that kind of woman who can tell you "I have no mood to hear your crap!" I co-star with Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters I go to Halifax for the shootings! This movie is a challenge for me!

    - Let's return to the album, don't you believe it's much different to what we could expect from Mariah Carey?
    You mean it's an album that I wouln't make? In a sense it's an album that Billie would make! I tried to borrow elements from the 80's, to see the music from Billie's side. The same for the lyrics. There's a song in the album that I call "Care Enough", but all the others call "Reflection" because that's the first line. It's a kind of a question to Billie's mother like "don't you care enough for me?" and the whole movie evolves around that! It has lyrics like "I'm not good enough, I don't deserve a mother's love" And, certainly, that's not true because my mother adores me.Therefore, the songs were written from Billie's side. Nevertheless, there are still some more songs with a beat, where the DJ calls on me, and also the ballads with the more "Carey-like" elements, the interludes, the whispers! The truth is I have to try enough to talk my fans into accepting this side of me, but I'm not worried cause i Trust them!

    - Which was the greatest difficulty you confronted while playing Billie?
    I think you'll laugh, but it's that thing I do with my hand. You know, that I make my hand "flutter" when I sing? Everyone mocks me for this and they think it's a trick I do on stage! In reality, it's a tic. I do it all the time! Even when I record in the studio! It comes out impulsively with the music. So, my greatest difficulty was not to do it while I was singing as Billie in the movie. That was the greatest challenge!

    - Do you want to talk a little about the rumours about your personal life?
    Why not? After all they write a lot about me, but don't you think I care. Many people think that what sells is a scandal. I believe, in my case, my songs sell! You see, i don't need a scandal to cover my vocal flaws, like others do!

    - A rumour has it that you were a virgin until you became 23. Is that true?
    Scandalous, eh? But it's just not a rumour, it's true and I have said that myself! Even though I had some relationships at school, I had never come to the point of making love! I was just not interested in it. The first man I've ever known in that sense was Tommy Mottola in 1993, right after our marriage. hrough my whole life i can't count more than a handful of men I had a love affair with. I despise the idea of sleeping with someone I wouldn't like to be with the next day.

    - Apparently something that doesn't apply to Luis Miguel's case.
    Luis is wonderful. He understands me completely, because he's just like me. He's a latin superstar! Just imagine that we tried to have a romantic weekend in Marbella and his fans didn't stop harassing him. He has a huge fan club. Of course I have fans in Spain, too! What I mean to say is our lives are almost parallel and none of both needs the other's spotlight to survive. We are together cause we have a good time!

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    August 30, 2001...

    Mariah On VH1 Today...
    Don't forget to check out our Miss Mariah on VH1 today. 3 whole hours of Mariah!! Video Collection @ 1pm ET, MC's Greatest TV Moments @ 2pm ET and Around The World @ 3pm ET

    If you live in my time zone (Central) It starts @ 12 pm, Mountain (MT) time starts @ 11 am, and Cali (Pacific) time starts @ 10 am.

    Don't miss it :)

    August 29, 2001...

    Oh Dear...
    Unfortunately the update that I did last night was deleted because I forgot to tell Nacho that I had updated it, sooo I'm gonna re-do it, cuz I reported a lot of great news, and I don't wanna let anyone down, so all that info plus a new update will be done tomorrow.

    I'm working on it now...sorry about the mix up. Danielle needs to be more awake next time LOL. Just got a lot on my mind right now, but Mariah helps make it all better :)

    - Danielle

    August 29, 2001...

    Mariah Carey Greatest TV Moments
    Mariah's new special on VH1, Mariah Carey's Greatest TV Moments, airs today at 11 am and it's official premiere is tonight at 8 pm EST. Make sure you check it out!

    Download New Glitter Song
    You can now download the full version of "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life!"

    Regina Back?
    I will only be doing small updates on Daily for a couple months and will only report the main information. Danielle and Nacho are still the main news reporters right now. I think together, we can keep Daily running and can all split up the work!

    August 28, 2001...

    Exclusive:CosmoGirl scans
    All4Mariah27 was kind enough to send us 3 scans from CosmoGirl magazine with Mariah on cover. You can check them at Gallery 7.

    more news coming soon..

    PS:Regina wants to let you all know that she´s ok and that she´s gonna try to update next week and she thanks you all the support! We Love you Reg!

    August 27, 2001...
    2 New Voice Messages
    Mariah left new voice messages on the official site

    Here are the transcripts:

    Saturday, August 25th, 7:31 PM ET.
    Hey lambs, it's me. I just wanted to call in and say, I love you, and thank you so much for everything, and for just (sigh) giving me the strength to like deal with any nonsence because, life is too short to dwell on any negativity, and I just want you to know that, I appreciate you so much, and I say it all the time, but, I really mean it, and I'm blessed to have everything I have, and we all are, and I just wanna send out love to everybody and tell you how grateful I am, just to be where I am, and to have you, and thank you for getting me through everything. Luv ya much, bye.

    Sunday, August 26th, 12:33 AM ET.
    Hey. Like I said in my earlier message, life is really really precious, and I just wanna send out, my deepest sympathy and love to Aaliyah, and her family, and uhm, that's the most important thing. Life, and appreciating it. Buh bye.

    Note from Danielle... I am truly heartbroken over Aaliyah's death, and my prayers are with her fans. She will be dearly missed. She was truly One In A Million :(

    JAPAN: CAREY ON!
    DEAR BOSS: STOP PRESS!
    Mariah Carey has been much in the news, as you well know. People like to jump on a celeb, when their problems make national headlines. But the Japanese love this girl. Sony Japan says her album "Glitter" is No. 1 in its first week. (This is Mariah's fifth album to score first on this chart, which is more than any other international female singer has ever done. It rivals Simon & Garfunkel's record set in 1972.) Mariah says "Aishitemasu" to her Japanese fans. I'm sure, Boss, you know what that means, but I'll tell you anyway. It means "I love you."

    Thanx to Andrew for this information

    Mariah Fan Site Updated
    John wanted me to let everyone know that his site Mariah News has been updated.

    This site is AWESOME. Check it out!

    I have more news to report, but it's late and I hafta be up early, so I'll add it tomorrow. Until then, keep Aaliyah, and Mariah during her recovery, in your prayers-Danielle

    August 27, 2001...

    #1 Debut in Japan!
    Glitter Reaches #1 in Japanese Album Charts.

    Sony Japan are very pleased to announce that Mariah Carey's album "Glitter" has reached #1 in its first week on the Original Confidence album chart (August 27th chart; based on results from August 13th -19th). The album was released on August. 18th, and this will be Mariah's 5th album to reach #1 on this chart which is more than any other international female artist ever, and also rivals Simon & Garfunkel's record set in 1972. It is also the first international soundtrack ever to achieve the #1 position, which is another record-setting accomplishment. Mariah Carey is unquestionably one of the most successful international female singers of all time. Mariah has sent us the following message upon hearing the wonderful achievement; 'I am enormously grateful to my Japanese fans and to Sony Japan. I have worked so hard for this and it is an amazing moment for me. Your loyalty and support continues to provide me with great inspiration. I can't even express how much this means to me as an artist and as an individual, especially at this moment in my life. I can't thank you enough and I look forward to seeing you all in Japan. Aishitemasu!' "

    Album Top 100 chart - Top 10
    1. Glitter/Mariah Carey
    2. SMAP/SMAP(local)
    3. 1992-1995/Mr. Children (local)
    4. Maru / B Dash (local)
    5. Super Eurobeat vol. 120-New Century Anniversary Non-Stop Megamix/V.A.
    6. Vespertine/Bjork
    7. 1996-2000/Mr. Children (local)
    8. Lifetime Respect / Miki (local)
    9. Perfect Crime / Mai Kuraki (local)
    10. Actual Size/Mr. Big

    And the interantional sales chart; (Bjork and Mary J. Blige were released on the same day.)

    International Music Sales Top 10 albums chart

    1. Glitter/Mariah Carey
    2. Super Eurobeat vol. 120-New Century Anniversary Non-Stop Megamix/V.A.
    3. Vespertine/Bjork
    4. Actual Size/Mr.Big
    5. Disco Fever/V.A.
    6. Rainbow Connection-As Time Goes By-/Carpenters
    7. No More Drama/Mary J. Blige
    8. Superstars/V.A.
    9. 8701/Usher
    10. Celebrity/'N Sync

    (from mariahcarey.com)

    New Scans
    2 scans added to Gallery 7. One from "La Nacion" that is basically about the breakdown, nothing new so I won´t translate. The other one is from US magazine that Ashley sent us.

    MTV's End of Summer Countdown 
    Russ mailed us saying that "Loverboy" was #12 on MTV's End of Summer Countdown. That´s pretty good considering that the video is pretty new.

    New Mariah Message
    Mariah left a new, but sad message yesterday regarding what happened this past weekend when singer/actress Aaliyah died in a plane crash. Mariah couldn´t say better how we all at daily feel about this tragedy.You can download the message below:

    Real Player / MP3

    Cover Girl
    Hontasy sent us the cover of a Turkish magazine featuring Mariah. The caption says "What happened to you?" and you can check the cover at Gallery 7

    Mariah with Jay Leno?
     Well that´s the latest rumour. The information comes from the Rock On TV site, Bill told us, and apparently Mariah would be on the show friday September 14th. 

    Vote for NEVER TOO FAR 
    Calling all Latin and NON Latin lambs! Please vote on MuchMusic´s latin TRL version called "Countdown". It´s a daily show aswell and Loverboy was #1 here for a whole week and was on chart until last week. Let´s make the same with Never Too Far! it´s very easy!
    You just have to email Countdown@muchmusic.com.ar and write down "Mariah Carey - Never Too Far" and if you speak spanish you can write something else but is not nessesary! 
    Come on! vote for Mariah here

    BTW you can mail this place more than once, but don´t vote 100 times either ;)

    August 25, 2001...

    Regina Takes A Vacation
    Okay moments ago I announced Daily was closed but so many people made me feel bad about it, I decided I'll just take a long vacation from the site and let some other people run it while I am gone, including Nacho and Danielle. There is a chance I might not even be coming back but I am thinking of updating maybe 3-4 times a week, after I take a vacation from the site.

    There is no doubt I will always be one of Mariah's #1 fans and I will always purchase everything she releases. I just need to work more to pay for college bills, therefor, no time is left for this site. I am sitting here crying as I type this but sometimes you just have to move on and do what's best for you. I appreciate all of you sending me news and helping me out with Daily and I am sure Danielle and Nacho will do a great job!! I might be back though because this website means so much to me and has been a large part of my life. Maybe, I just need a long vacation to deal with my problems.

    Love,
    Regina

    August 24, 2001...

    Mariah in Puerto Rico
    Several of you have told me that Mariah is in Puerto Rico right now relaxing with family and friends. This news came from the radio and on the news.

    Allure Scans
    I picked up a couple copies of the latest Allure magazine, which features Mariah on the cover and I added all nine scans to Gallery 7. Check 'em out.


    Never too Far in BRAZIL
    Here´s what a brazilian fan wrote:
    "I´m Thiago Da Costa from Brazil, Rio De Janeiro. Today when i was preparing myself to go to school i made up my mind to switch on the radio. Suddenly i hear Never Too Far playing on a very popular radio station here in Rio called "TRANSA AMÈRICA". I was overwhelmed with so much happiness ´cause Never Too Far was chosen as the most required song among two others on a program called "TRANSA 3". It was amazing ´cause i do believe that not only did the fans vote for her but also everyone who appreciated the song. Never Too Far will definetely make a huge success here in Brazil. So now that Never Too Far premiered in Rio please Brazilian fans let´s vote for it by telephone or e-mails. We need to get it to number #1. The telephone number and the e-mail address are the following": 
    PHONE= (0xx21)2570-8383 
    E-MAIL= jukebox@transanet.com.br

    Magazine news from Singapore
    Jinesh sent us 2 BRAND new covers from 8Days and WorksWeekly magazine both from Singapore, and one old one but very cool cover from SCV. You can check the scans in GALLERY 6 . And also if you can emal Jinesh if you want magazines or any other stuff from Singapore. 

    Billboard about Mariah on 20/20
    Mariah Plans Television Interview

    Mariah Carey will sit for her first interview since suffering an emotional breakdown with ABC News' Barbara Walters. The interview is scheduled to air Sept. 12 on "20/20" at 10 p.m. ET. Carey was last interviewed by Walters after her divorce from Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola in November 1998.

    The 31-year-old pop singer was treated at a Connecticut clinic earlier this month and has been with her mother, under a doctor's care, since her release. Carey said she was exhausted after working on two movies -- "Glitter" and "Wise Girls" -- as well as the Virgin soundtrack for "Glitter."

    The album and the movie were each bumped back a few weeks following Carey's breakdown. The "Glitter" album is now due out Sept. 11; the Twentieth Century Fox film, which features Carey in her first starring role, will now open Sept. 21 in U.S. theaters.

    Carey recently posted an audio message on her official Web site for her fans: "Hey guys, I'm just checking in, letting you know that I love you. I'm reading the letters you wrote me, and you always make me smile, no matter what. I'll call you soon, bye."

    Meanwhile, Mira Sorvino, Carey's "Wise Girls" co-star, says recent tabloid reports that the two actresses brawled on the set of the film are "ridiculous."

    "We had one verbal argument one day, there was no physicality whatsoever," Sorvino said last week. "If you can really imagine me rolling on the ground, tearing hair out, as the [National] Enquirer said, then I don't know what to say, but I can assure you that that never happened, and we made up the next day and we're on very good terms."

    The 33-year-old actress said it is upsetting to have such rumors spread about her. "My mother called me and said, 'What's this? You were on the ground with Mariah Carey?' and I was like, 'No, Mom, how could you of all people believe that?,'" Sorvino said. "I've had people from around the world who read this and that's the first thing they ask me."

    "Wise Girls," which chronicles the lives of three waitresses at a restaurant run by the mob, is scheduled for release next year.


    Vote for NTF on TRL
    Like I reported yesterday, Never Too Far was #8 on TRL yesterday. So we need to keep voting online and on the phone lines to get it up higher! You can vote online by clicking here. Salvador wrote out how you can request Never Too Far on the phone...

    Dial:
    1-800-342-5688

    Here are the times to call that number depending on where you LIVE in the US:
    3:00PM-3:30PM EAST COAST
    2:00PM-2:30PM CENTRAL TIME
    12:00PM-12:30PM WEST COAST

    Voting Instructions:
    1. Call 1-800-342-5688
    2. Press 2 to vote for MUSIC VIDEOS
    3. Dial 6  3  8 (Which stands for N E V [Never Too Far])

    Hang up and do it all again!

    ~~~REMINDER~~~
    Try to have a phone ready before 3:00PM because phone calls get EXTREMELY heavy around 3:15PM!!

    New Pictures
    I added a TON of pictures to Gallery 6, since I didn't add them yesterday. I won't even bother explaining them here, just go check them out. Many thanks to Sabine, Uwe, Sofia, Arjan,. Maz, Joe and MCWNO.

    Reflections Japans New Single
    Felipe toldme that Reflection is going to be the second single in Japan and Mariah will not be doing a video for that, nor for Don't Stop! Virgin says that Didn't Mean To Turn You On is suspected to be the third single in the USA.

    Loverboy Drops on Billboard Charts
    Here are the latest charts thanks to RML612

    Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles
    16    -    -    1    Never Too Far, Mariah Carey
    Virgin | Virgin    16    Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles
    4    -    -    1    Never Too Far, Mariah Carey
    Virgin | Virgin    4    Adult Contemporary
    25    29    -    2    Never Too Far, Mariah Carey
    Virgin | Virgin    25    Hot 100 Singles Sales
    2    1    1    6    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | Virgin    1    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
    2    1    1    6    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins,Da Brat,Twenty II,Ludacris,Shawnna)
    Virgin | Virgin    1    Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
    4    3    3    5    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | 38793 | Virgin    3    Canadian Singles Chart
    5    4    4    5    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | EMI    3    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
    24    13    4    12    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins,Da Brat,Twenty II,Ludacris,Shawnna)
    Virgin | 38791 | Virgin    1    The Billboard Hot 100
    49    24    9    11    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | 38791 | Virgin    2   

    Mariah Reassures Fans
    Recovering singer Mariah Carey has posted a message on her official website to reassure her fans she's feeling better.

    Late last month, Mariah checked into a Connecticut hospital following an "emotional and physical breakdown."

    After she was released two weeks ago, she recovered at her mother's home before venturing out.

    On www.mcarey.com she says, "Okay, this is a message for my fans.

    "And I just want to say thank you sooo much for all the letters, and everything that I got from you. I want you to know you definitely can't believe everything you read.

    "And, um, thank you, because I am taking care of myself, and as we speak -- or as I speak to you -- I'm looking at the most beautiful rainbow that is going across the entire sky, and I love you much! Thanks. Bye."

    The singer is looking forward to starting her promotional work for new album "Glitter," which will be released in America next month.

    Source:
    Thanks to Randy for this article from MTVAsia.

    Mariah in Italian TV Guide
    Leo tells me that Mariah is featured in the Italian TV Guide called "Sorrisi E Canzioni TV." She is on the cover and she is featued on pages 44-47. It's the August 19-August 26th issue.

    Mariah on COVER
    Daphine told me that Mariah is on the cover of 8 Days and Works Weekly. Both focus on her breakdown but also promotes Glitter heavily.

    Check Out This Site
    Patty changed her site to a new name. It used to be Wallpaper of Music but it changed to Mariah Carey Wallpaper Galore. If you like to make Mariah wallpapers, check out the site and submit your own.
    News Summary From EW.com

    I'LL BE THERE Mariah Carey's reemergence into public life continues with yesterday's announcement that she'll give her first post-breakdown interview to Barbara Walters. The interview will air on ABC's ''20/20'' on September 12, a day after Carey's ''Glitter'' CD is released. It may also mark the first time Walters tries not to drive a celebrity to tears.

    Source: EW.com

    Mariah Carey to Speak to Walters
    August 23, 2001
    by Stephen M. Silverman

    Barbara Walters has snagged Mariah Carey for the singer's first interview since her two-week hospital stay for a physical and emotional breakdown, a spokesman for ABC has announced. The interview for the "20/20" news program, which will be pre-taped, is scheduled to air on Sept. 12. The network representative said that the pop diva, 31, whose new album "Glitter" is due to hit stores the day before the interview airs (Carey's movie, "Glitter," will be released on Sept. 21), will "obviously discuss the reasons behind her hospitalization," among other topics. Carey has been slowly inching her way back into the public eye. Earlier this week it was reported that she briefly visited 150 disadvantaged New York City kids at her Camp Mariah. Meanwhile, Variety columnist Army Archerd on Thursday had some less-than-flattering quotes about Carey's behavior on the set of her second movie, "Wise Girls." The film's producer, Jack Sojka, told Archerd that there were several times when Carey showed up late for work -- once without giving any notice. "When she arrived on the set three hours late," said Sojka, "she claimed she had hives and had to go to the doctor. Behind her back the company called her 'the bitch' and 'the diva.' The crew didn't mind the delays: They got overtime because of her."

    Source: People.com

    Mariah Carey Comes Out Of Seclusion Following Breakdown
    Singer visits Camp Mariah, leaves audio message for fans on Web site; album, movie due in September.

    Nearly a month after beginning treatment for a physical and emotional breakdown, Mariah Carey is taking tentative steps out of seclusion. Last week, Carey paid a quiet visit to Fishkill, New York's Camp Mariah, where she spoke to young summer campers and signed autographs, according to the Fresh Air Fund, which runs the camp with financial help from Carey. On Monday, Carey posted an audio message to fans on her official Web site (www.mariahcarey.com) for the first time since her breakdown.

    "I just want to say thank you so much for all the letters, and everything that I got from you," she said. "I want you to know you definitely can't believe everything you read." Carey said that she was "taking care" of herself, and that as she spoke, she was "looking at the most beautiful rainbow that is going across the entire sky." "I love you much," she told fans.

    Carey's publicist did not return calls for comment on her client's status. Carey's new album, Glitter, is due September 11, with its accompanying movie scheduled to open 10 days later. A video for "Never Too Far," the second single from Glitter — assembled from movie footage without Carey's participation — is garnering airplay (see "Mariah Carey Hasn't Shot New Video, But One's Coming Anyway"). Just before her breakdown, which left her hospitalized for two weeks, Carey used her Web site to post two distraught audio messages. "What I'd like to do is just take a little break, or at least get one night's sleep without someone popping up about a video," she said at the time.

    For a full interview with Mariah, check out "Mariah Carey: Under Pressure".

    Source: sonicnet.com

    Mariah back in spotlight
    By Erika Gimenes, Hollywood.com Staff

    HOLLYWOOD, August 23, 2001 -- Pop singer Mariah Carey will grant her first post-breakdown interview to Barbara Walters for ABC's 20/20 news program, a spokesman for the network told Reuters on Wednesday.

    Fans curious to know why the singer was hospitalized may find the answer during the interview, airing Sept. 12. The network's publicist said that Carey will "obviously discuss the reasons behind her hospitalization."

    Ever since the singer checked herself out of a Connecticut clinic on Aug. 8, she has kept a low profile and has communicated to her fans only via her official Web site. An undisclosed source told PageSix.com on Thursday that Carey had been in Puerto Rico, "staying at the El Conquistador Hotel and having a good time with her friends." But Carey's rep, Cindi Berger, denies the rumor.

    "She is not staying at that hotel and she is not partying," Berger said. Carey recently completed work on two movies, Glitter and Wise Girls and wrote, recorded and produced her newest album, the soundtrack to Glitter, due in stores Sept. 11.

    Mira Sorvino has denied reports that she was involved in a physical fight with Carey on the set of Wise Girls. "We had one verbal argument, there was no physicality whatsoever," Sorvino told The Associated Press last week. "If you can really imagine me rolling around on the ground, tearing hair out, as the [National] Enquirer said, then I don't know what to say, but I can assure you that that never happened, and we made up the next day and we're on very good terms."

    Glitter is scheduled to debut Sept. 21. Wise Girls hits the big screen next year.

    Source: Hollywood.com

    Mira Sorvino refutes reports of fight with Mariah Carey
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Mira Sorvino and Mariah Carey did not -- repeat, not -- get into a knock-down, drag-out fight on the set of their upcoming movie, "Wise Girls." Sorvino said recent tabloid reports that she and her co-star brawled are "ridiculous." "We had one verbal argument one day, there was no physicality whatsoever," Sorvino said last week. "If can you really imagine me rolling on the ground, tearing hair out, as the (National) Enquirer said, then I don't know what to say, but I can assure you that that never happened, and we made up the next day and we're on very good terms."

    The 33-year-old actress said it upsets her to have such rumors spread about her. "My mother called me and said, 'What's this? You were on the ground with Mariah Carey?' and I was like, 'No, Mom, how could you of all people believe that?"' Sorvino said. "I've had people from around the world who read this and that's the first thing they ask me."

    "Wise Girls," about three waitresses at a restaurant run by the mob, is scheduled for release next year. (More on: Mira Sorvino & Mariah Carey).

    Source: Canoe

    Mariah to give TV interview
    Mariah Carey is to give her first interview since suffering a nervous breakdown. She'll talk to top American broadcaster Barbara Walters about the reasons for her recent hospitalisation in an ABC-TV interview on 12 September.

    Meanwhile in an audio message on her official Web site, www.mariahcarey.com, Mariah, who admitted herself to a New York state clinic on 25 July suffering 'mental and physical exhaustion', has told her fans she is recovering from her recent hospitalisation and doing well.

    The message says: 'I just want to say thank you so much for all the letters, everything that I got from you,' she says. 'I want you to know that you can't believe everything you read. I am taking care of myself and as I speak to you I am looking at the most beautiful rainbow that's going across the entire sky, and I love you much.'

    Mariah's illness hasn't come as a total surprise to the producer of the mob comedy Wise Girls, which she'd just wrapped prior to her breakdown. Today's Daily Variety carries an interview with Jack Sojka, producer of the Lion's Gate movie, in which Mariah co-stars with Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino. Sojka tells Variety that on the set of the movie in Halifax, Canada, Mariah was sometimes late and on other occasions wouldn't be there because she was busy in Los Angeles or New York promoting her other movie, Glitter.

    He said: 'When she arrived on the set three hours late she claimed she had hives and had to go to the doctor. Behind her back the company called her `the bitch' and `the diva'. The crew didn't mind the delays - they got overtime because of it.' He added, 'I think this movie got her in touch with who she really was and the movie made a psychological release for her. The role is Mariah - who she really was before she became `Mariah Carey.'

    Mariah's other movie Glitter released in the US on 21 September and the album soundtrack is due 10 days earlier. Recently Mariah made her first public appearance since leaving the clinic.

    Source: Worldpop.com

    Carey to discuss breakdown with Walters
    LOS ANGELES - Pop diva Mariah Carey will sit down with ABC's Barbara Walters on 20/20 in her first public interview since being hospitalized in July after suffering a nervous breakdown.

    Reuters reports Carey, who suffered what her publicists said was an "emotional and physical breakdown", will tape an interview with Walters that is scheduled to air on Sept. 12. A publicist for Carey said the Grammy-winning pop singer will openly discuss "the reasons behind her hospitalization" and the release of her new album, "Glitter", scheduled to hit store shelves the day before the 20/20 interview airs.

    The release of her album, and the movie by the same name, were delayed after the 31-year old singer entered a clinic for treatment back in July. The movie features Carey in her first starring role playing an aspiring young singer.

    Source: Canoe

    Walters to Grill Mariah
    Barbara Walters may have been aced out of an interview with Gary Condit, but she has a consolation prize: Mariah Carey. The ABC News veteran has landed the first post-breakdown interview with the pop diva, Reuters reports. The chat will air on ABC's 20/20 in its new Wednesday slot Sept. 12 at 10 p.m. ET.

    Carey was hospitalized July 25 after suffering an emotional and physical breakdown. She was released Aug. 8. The interview with Walters will coincide with the release of Carey's new album, Glitter, on Sept. 11.

    The CD is based on the soundtrack of the upcoming film of the same name, in which Carey stars as a singer looking for fame. The movie's release was postponed from Aug. 31 to Sept. 21 after she became ill.

    — Cheryl Everette

    Source: Gist

    Mariah Carey Grants First Post-Illness Interview
    Pop Star Expected to Discuss Recent Hospitalization on 20/20

    Aug. 23 — Mariah Carey is granting ABC's Barbara Walters her first interview since entering a rehabilitation center for an emotional and physical breakdown.

    The taped interview will air on 20/20 Sept. 12, a day after her soundtrack album to the upcoming movie Glitter arrives in stores. A publicist for the news program says Carey will "obviously discuss the reasons behind her hospitalization" during the interview.

    Singer Is Open About Struggles
    The decision to tape the interview is the latest in Carey's efforts to be open about her health. In the days leading up to her hospitalization she posted messages on her Web site commenting on her mood and saying she would be gone for a little while. She then spent two weeks in a hospital following what's been described by her publists as a physical and emotional breakdown.

    She returned to the site this week, posting an audio clip thanking fans for their support and saying she is "taking care of herself." Her new message tells fans not to "believe everything [they] read" about her collapse, referring, no doubt, to rumors that she had tried to kill herself. The singer reportedly had cuts on her body when she entered the hospital. In the message on www.mariahcarey.com, the songstress says, "I just want to say thank you so much for all the letters and everything … as I speak to you, I'm looking at the most beautiful rainbow that is going across the entire sky, and I love you much! Thanks. Bye." The 31-year-old performer seemed to take the appearance of the rainbow as a good omen; her 1999 album was called Rainbow.

    Resuming Public Appearances
    Carey was also feeling good enough to pay a brief surprise visit last week to her namesake camp for disadvantaged children in Fishkill, N.Y. According to USA Today, Carey spent two hours at the camp signing autographs for the campers, who each received a portable CD player and her latest single, "Loverboy." "It was very festive," said Jenny Morgenthau, executive director of the Fresh Air Fund, which oversees five camps, including Camp Mariah. "It's great that somebody that famous would come and sit and talk to them."

    Meanwhile, a video for Carey's new single "Never Too Far" was assembled from existing footage from her upcoming film Glitter, a Virgin representative told People magazine. The release dates of both the movie and its soundtrack were bumped from August to September following Carey's breakdown.

    Mr. Showbiz contributed to this report.

    Source: ABCNEWS.com

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    August 23, 2001...Update #2

    NTF #8 on TRL
    Alan told me that Never Too Far debut at #8 today, which is GREAT news. Make sure you vote everyday for it so we can keep it on the countdown!

    Note Changes
    Danielle and Nacho will be checking out the new Yahoo account for Mariah Daily and I will be checking out the aol account for Mariah Daily! If you noticed, the contact information has changed above and I ask that you please take the time to follow this because it will save the three of us time and we can maintain this site better for you. If that works out, then I won't have to close Daily as I mentioned below because it will split up all the information that is sent for this site. Also, please do not send your e-mail to both accounts because then we will both report the same information and that will cause a problem!! Thank you...

    August 23, 2001...Update #1
    Request Never Too Far
    Vote for Never Too Far, Mariah's new video, by clicking here. Salvador wrote out how you can request Never Too Far on the phone...

    Dial:
    1-800-342-5688

    Here are the times to call that number depending on where you LIVE in the US:
    3:00PM-3:30PM EAST COAST
    2:00PM-2:30PM CENTRAL TIME
    12:00PM-12:30PM WEST COAST

    Voting Instructions:
    1. Call 1-800-342-5688
    2. Press 2 to vote for MUSIC VIDEOS
    3. Dial 6  3  8 (Which stands for N E V [Never Too Far])

    Hang up and do it all again!

    ~~~REMINDER~~~
    Try to have a phone ready before 3:00PM because phone calls get EXTREMELY heavy around 3:15PM!!

    There is no limit to how many votes you make by phone!

    People sit by the phones and TALLY YOUR VOTES AS THEY COME IN, so THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO VOTE!

    Download Reflections
    Today, I added the full soundfile of Reflections to Mariah Daily since that was the song you wanted to hear next. You can now download Loverboy, Never Too Far, Lead The Way and Reflections on Mariah Daily!! The download was added on the left and you can also click here to download it. I reset the poll on the right and you can now vote for what song you want next on Daily and here are last weeks results..

    Which Glitter song would you like to hear next on Daily??
    All My Life (109) 9%
    Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (241) 21%
    Didn't Mean To Turn You On (167) 15%
    Reflections (Care Enough) (332) 30%
    Want You (48) 4%
    Twister (86) 7%
    If We (119) 10%
    Total Votes: 1102

    New Voice Message
    Mariah left a new voice message at her official website. Thanks to Honey and Kate, from Butterflies Are Free, we have the transcript...

    "Hey guys, I'm just checking in, letting you know that I love you! I'm reading the letters you wrote me and you always make me smile, no matter what. I'll call you soon, bye!"
    Check out the message in the Audio and Transcript page.

    "Wise Girls" brings out pre-fame Mariah
    HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - In addition to a delay (Aug. 31 to Sept. 21) on the opening of Mariah Carey's 20th Fox starrer "Glitter," her second pic "Wise Girls," from Lions Gate got a new ending -- in order to get its completed financing, reports producer Jack Sojka.

    He had worked on this project for three years and achieved the casting of Carey, Oscar winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters (thanks to the efforts of William Morris' Nicole David).

    The trio play waitresses in an Mafia-owned eatery where drugs were an unlisted menu item -- and the three were rubbed out in the original finale. But, as Sojka told me, Lions Gate nixed that ending. The role may have mimicked Mariah's own, pre-celeb life, notes the producer. (Whereas in "Glitter," she's a star -- in a star-crossed love affair.)

    I asked Sojka if there were any indications during his pic's filming that Mariah was headed for the "emotional and physical breakdown" that had her seek medical attention this month. He said, "When we were filming in Halifax, she'd often have to fly to N.Y. or L.A. for 'Glitter,' both the film and the album of the same name. And she had to fly to Cannes to promote it. We often had to do our show around her."

    He said there were several times when she was late for her work call, once without giving any notice. "When she arrived on the set three hours late, she claimed she had hives and had to go to the doctor. Behind her back the company called her 'the bitch' and 'the diva.' The crew didn't mind the delays: They got overtime because of her."

    He said Sorvino had meticulously researched the roles before the film started and on her computer noted each scene's motivations. Sorvino had also taped Mariah's guestint on Rosie O'Donnell on which both women reverted to their conversational, tough New Yorkese.

    Before they started to film, Sorvino played it for the company; director David Anspaugh exclaimed to Mariah, "That's it -- play it just like that!" "I can do that," she said. And, said Sojka, "She did it perfectly; her acting fit the part." At the beginning, he says, "the two of them clicked. It was only when her discipline failed -- when she became late -- that the climate changed."

    He thinks the role brought out Mariah's inner self pre-fame and he speculated, "Her breakdown might have been caused by her crossing point. I think this movie got her in touch with who she really was and the movie made a psychological release for her. The role is Mariah -- who she really was before she became 'Mariah Carey."'

    Would he hire her again? "Yes, now that she's had the courage to seek the help." And the rest. Sojka may have the occasion to seek Mariah for another film: His Champion Entertainment is readying six films -- one is "Jimmy the Elf," a Christmas story written by "Wise Girls" author John Meadows; also Williams Bekkala's "Tourniquet," a thriller in which the president is killed

    Source:
    Thanks to Dan for this article from Daily Variety

    MTV Listening Party
    Alan told me that the MTV Listening Party is up today, as reported but it is only the 1:30 minute clips. VH1 and MTV both have the jukebox up but their logo's are on each one. Check out MTV's by clicking here.

    Mariah The Corporation
    SUMar235 told me that Jimmy Jam talked about Mariah last night on Access Hollywood and all he had to say was good things. He said...

    "Don't think about Mariah the person, think about Mariah the corporation. With all the things that she has to do and keep track of, it is not easy for her to take a break. It would have to take an act of God to force her into slowing down and taking time to herself."

    Mariah Sits Down With Barbara Walters
    Connie Chung snagged tonight's big Gary Condit interview, but Barbara Walters has one heck of a consolation prize: Mariah Carey.

    The embattled singer, who suffered an emotional breakdown on July 25 and spent the next 11 days in Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Conn., agreed to sit down with Walters for a "20/20" piece that ABC will air Sept. 12.

    I'm told Walters beat out the competition because she interviewed Carey for a "20/20" story a few years ago, and she and the singer had a good rapport.

    Carey's rep would not say when or where the chat would take place but did confirm the interview. Carey consented to the interview, her rep added, "to clear up a lot of nonsense and rumors that have been in the print press. Mariah wants to resume her normal life."

    The singer left a new audio message on her Web site yesterday thanking her fans and assuring them, "You definitely can't believe everything you read.… I am taking care of myself, and as I speak to you, I'm looking at the most beautiful rainbow that's going across the entire sky."

    Source:
    Thanks to Nini for this article from NY Daily News

    EXCLUSIVE details on Glitter/Never Too Far
    Virgin has announced that the Never Too Far single will be released in Europe on Sept. 17th. Don't Stop/Never Too Far will be released in the UK on Sept. 24th. There is no confirmed date for USA but it is believed it should be out late Septemeber also. Plus, there is NO interactive elements on the USA version of Glitter. The only difference between the versions will be the credit. Many thanks to Ashes, from Rainbow Princess, for this information.

    Official Virgin Press release
    MARIAH CAREY: Glitter Reaches #1 in Japanese Album Charts

    Sony Japan are very pleased to announce that Mariah Carey's album "Glitter" has reached #1 in its first week on the Original Confidence album chart (August 27th chart; based on results from August 13th -19th).

    The album was released on August. 18th, and this will be Mariah's 5th album to reach #1 on this chart which is more than any other international female artist ever, and also rivals Simon & Garfunkel's record set in 1972. It is also the first international soundtrack ever to achieve the #1 position, which is another record-setting accomplishment. Mariah Carey is unquestionably one of the most successful international female singers of all time.

    Mariah has sent us the following message upon hearing the wonderful achievement;
    'I am enormously grateful to my Japanese fans and to Sony Japan. I have worked so hard for this and it is an amazing moment for me. Your loyalty and support continues to provide me with great inspiration. I can't even express how much this means to me as an artist and as an individual, especially at this moment in my life. I can't thank you enough and I look forward to seeing you all in Japan. Aishitemasu!' "

    Album Top 100 chart - Top 10
    1. Glitter/Mariah Carey
    2. SMAP/SMAP(local)
    3. 1992-1995/Mr. Children (local)
    4. Maru / B Dash (local)
    5. Super Eurobeat vol. 120-New Century Anniversary Non-Stop Megamix/V.A.
    6. Vespertine/Bjork
    7. 1996-2000/Mr. Children (local)
    8. Lifetime Respect / Miki (local)
    9. Perfect Crime / Mai Kuraki (local)
    10. Actual Size/Mr. Big

    And the int'l sales chart; (Bjork and Mary J. Blige were released on the same day.)

    International Music Sales Top 10 albums chart
    1. Glitter/Mariah Carey
    2. Super Eurobeat vol. 120-New Century Anniversary Non-Stop Megamix/V.A.
    3. Vespertine/Bjork
    4. Actual Size/Mr.Big
    5. Disco Fever/V.A.
    6. Rainbow Connection-As Time Goes By-/Carpenters
    7. No More Drama/Mary J. Blige
    8. Superstars/V.A.
    9. 8701/Usher
    10. Celebrity/'N Sync

    Source:
    Many thanks to the DMCA, an excellent Mariah fan club, for this information.

    New Belgian Release
    Gilles, from Heros Of Mariah, told me that the new Belgian release date is January 9th. This information comes from a Belgian Distributor.

    Excerpts From Allure Magazine.
    The Money Honey, page 190, by Vanessa Grigoriadas
    She's got a new movie, a new record, and a new contract estimated at $100 million. But not all that glitters is gold for Mariah Carey -- "Right now I've just signed this big deal that everybody's watching. I don't have the time to relax ... "

    Only weeks before she was forced to take a break due to "physical and emotional exhaustion," Carey spoke openly with Allure about her lack of time for sleep, relationships, and herself. She explained, "I never sleep-literally, I sleep like three hours a night -- and everyone thinks I'm Supergirl because I just keep going, but the truth of the matter is I do require food and sleep. It's like, 'Hello, I am not a cartoon character!'"

    She says she is in a "zone," a point in her life that is "about movies, videos, songs, albums, interviews, work, focus." Her zone is a laundry list of activities-with romance absent. "I couldn't even exist within a relationship ... a relationship requires giving of yourself to be in something. And I don't have it. I mean, I'm not even very fair to myself."

    Allure Magazine Is Out Now
    Two people already told me they got the new Allure magazine, that features Mariah on the cover. It was suppose to come out next week but someone told me they picked it up in NY today. NYC and LA gets magazines a day early, so it might be out tomorrow all around the USA!! So hopefully Daily will have all the scans for you on Saturday or maybe even tomorrow!

    Sad News: Mariah Daily To Shut Down
    Well I think Mariah Daily might be shutting down shortly because I just can't handle it sadly! College starts up in a week and a half and for those of you who know my recent troubles, my father was just granted custody of all three children, which means the oldest one is back at home with us, for now. It's hard to help take care of three children all under the age of 5, work full time, attend college full time, do homework, hang with friends and run this site. Sadly though I REALLY want to keep it going though somehow, so I am going to see if I can work something out so maybe I can at least report the TOP news stories everyday, rather than reporting every single little detail, like I have been doing for the last four years. So, if something you send me is NOT added, please don't hold it against me right now. I have a lot to deal with on my plate.

    Glitter in Mexico
    Sadly, I lost the information on who sent me this next bit o' info but Glitter will be released in Mexico on October 26th and the name of the movie will be "El Brillo De Una Estrella" (A Star's Glitter).


    Safe Harbor
    Mira Sorvino denies catfighting with Mariah Carey

    Mira Sorvino denied a People magazine story that she and now ailing Mariah Carey got into a physical fight on the set of their upcoming film ''Wisegirls.'' The story quoted producer Billy Blake as saying that during the first week of filming, the two stars wrestled on the floor, and Carey threw a salt shaker at Sorvino. Blake issued a statement denying having witnessed any altercation, since he wasn't on the set that day, but People stood by its story, saying Blake had told the magazine that eight eyewitnesses had phoned him about the alleged incedent. For her part, Sorvino denounced the article as ''irresponsible journalism.'' While she admitted ''words were exchanged,'' she said in a statement, ''No physical fight ever occurred between us, and the idea is as insulting as it is laughable. We finished the film dancing at an impromptu wrap party in high spirits and exchanged gifts and warmest goodbyes. My heart goes out to her, and I am praying for her speedy recovery.'' Carey remains under psychiatric care at a cottage on the 60 acre grounds of Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Conn., where she checked herself in nearly two weeks ago, citing exhaustion.

    Source: EW.com

    Mariah Carey Is Surfacing, Gradually
    August 22, 2001
    by Stephen M. Silverman

    Two weeks after her recent hospitalization to recover from a physical and emotional breakdown, the reclusive Mariah Carey, obviously feeling better, reportedly paid a brief surprise visit to Camp Mariah in Fishkill, N.Y., a week ago. According to USA Today, the diva, 31, spent two hours at the camp last Wednesday with 150 disadvantaged youngsters from New York City, signing autographs for the campers, who each received a portable CD player and her single "Loverboy." "It was very festive," said Jenny Morgenthau, executive director of the Fresh Air Fund, which oversees five camps, including Camp Mariah. The camp is named for Carey, a Fresh Air Fund board member. "It's great that somebody that famous would come and sit and talk to them," Morgenthau said. Meanwhile, on her Web site, Carey has left an audio message for fans, assuring them of her good health and asking them to be skeptical about reports about her. Says the message: "I just want to say thank you sooo much for all the letters and everything . . . And, um, thank you, because I am taking care of myself, and as we speak -- or as I speak to you -- I'm looking at the most beautiful rainbow that is going across the entire sky, and I love you much! Thanks. Bye." As plans continue to release Carey's debut starring vehicle, the movie "Glitter" (soon after she was hospitalized on July 25, the flick's opening was pushed back from Aug. 31 to Sept. 21), her record label has managed to assemble a new video for her next single, "Never Too Far." With Carey unavailable for filming, the video will consist of existing footage from the movie, says a Virgin spokesperson. The soundtrack, Carey's first album for Virgin, is now due in stores Sept. 11.

    Source: People.com

    One Sweet Day
    Mariah Carey Talks About Her Breakdown
    By Gary Susman


    RAINBOW CONNECTION
    Yesterday, Mariah Carey gave her first public statement since her recent breakdown and hospitalization. Carey has been laying low since she was discharged earlier this month from the Connecticut hospital where she was under psychiatric care after her ''emotional and physical breakdown,'' having emerged from seclusion only to pay a two-hour visit last week to Camp Mariah, the Fishkill, N.Y., summer camp she runs for disadvantaged kids. (In that surprise appearance, she passed out to all the kids ice cream treats, portable CD players, and discs of her new single, ''Loverboy.'') Tuesday, she left an audio ''message for my fans'' on her website: ''I just want to say thank you sooo much for all the letters, and everything that I got from you. I want you to know you definitely can't believe everything you read. And, um, thank you, because I am taking care of myself, and as we speak -- or as I speak to you -- I'm looking at the most beautiful rainbow that is going across the entire sky, and I love you much! Thanks. Bye.'' Way to work in a plug for that last album, Mariah.

    Source: EW.com

    News Tidbit From EURWeb
    **Obviously feeling better, Mariah Carey visited Camp Mariah in Fishkill, NY, last week, after spending two weeks in the hospital after suffering a breakdown.

    Source: EURWEB

    August 22, 2001...

    Request Never Too Far
    Vote for Never Too Far, Mariah's new video, by clicking here. Salvador wrote out how you can request Never Too Far on the phone...

    Dial:
    1-800-342-5688

    Here are the times to call that number depending on where you LIVE in the US:
    3:00PM-3:30PM EAST COAST
    2:00PM-2:30PM CENTRAL TIME
    12:00PM-12:30PM WEST COAST

    Voting Instructions:
    1. Call 1-800-342-5688
    2. Press 2 to vote for MUSIC VIDEOS
    3. Dial 6  3  8 (Which stands for N E V [Never Too Far])

    Hang up and do it all again!

    ~~~REMINDER~~~
    Try to have a phone ready before 3:00PM because phone calls get EXTREMELY heavy around 3:15PM!!

    There is no limit to how many votes you make by phone!

    People sit by the phones and TALLY YOUR VOTES AS THEY COME IN, so THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO VOTE!

    Mariah: "I'm Taking Care of Myself"
    Mariah Carey wants you to know everything is a-okay. And don't believe everything you read. And never underestimate the power of a pretty rainbow.

       That, in a nutshell, sums up an audio phone message that the singer, still recovering from her recent mental breakdown, posted for fans Monday on her official Website, http://rd.yahoo.com/Dailynews/eo/inlinks/*http://www.mariahcarey.com/?yhnws.

    "Okay, this is a message for my fans," she begins. "And I just want to say thank you sooo much for all the letters, and everything that I got from you. I want you to know you definitely can't believe everything you read. And, um, thank you, because I am taking care of myself, and as we speak--or as I speak to you--I'm looking at the most beautiful rainbow that is going across the entire sky, and I love you much! Thanks. Bye."

    It's just the latest sign that the troubled diva is getting back on her feet after she was hospitalized last month and placed under psychiatric care for an "emotional and physical breakdown." The 31-year-old songstress was released from a Connecticut hospital two weeks ago and since then, Carey has remained virtually out of sight. But she did manage to make a brief public appearance last week, spending two hours visiting her camp for disadvantaged kids, Camp Mariah, in Fishkill, New York. The pop starlet surprised kids by walking into the dining hall and passing out ice cream treats, as her music played over the loudspeakers. She also signed autographs and posed for photos with the children, who each received a portable CD player and (natch) her current single, "Loverboy."

    Carey was first hospitalized July 25, after what her publicist said was a breakneck schedule completing the new movie Glitter and its accompanying soundtrack. Carey also had just finished shooting another film, Wisegirls, costarring Mira Sorvino. Since then, 20th Century Fox and Virgin Records have pushed back the release dates for Glitter and its soundtrack to accommodate the ailing star. But there's still no word on whether Carey is going to make the media rounds to promote the new flick, which now hits theaters September 21. Meanwhile, Virgin managed to assemble a new video for her next single, "Never Too Far," using existing footage from Glitter. The soundtrack, Carey's first album for the label, is now due in stores September 11.

    Source:
    Thanks to Ben for this information from E! Online.

    Mariah in TigerBeat
    Mel told me that Mariah is in the Sept. issue of Tiger Beat. They interview the young Mariah in the film and she said that her favorite song of Mariah's is "Fantasy!" There is a nice picture of Mariah and the girl on the set of Glitter but Mel couldn't scan it for us. Can anyone else scan it??

    Mariah Carey's New Video
    The second single from Mariah's upcoming album "Glitter" is a sweeping ballad titled "Never Too Far." The newly released video shows the still recovering singer in top form, sharing her heartache.

    Having suffered a physical and emotional breakdown last month, Mariah has been in no condition to shoot a video. So this one was made from concert footage shot during the making of "Glitter" in which Mariah makes her big screen, acting debut.

    While Mariah is said to be doing great, there is still no word on when she might be well enough to return to work. But Anthony Esposito, who produced Mariah's second film, "Wise Girls," has a special interest in Mariah's recovery. He's planning to work with her again on yet another film project in a few months.

    He says, This is a hard, hard working woman with both feet on the ground. I liked being around her and I liked her energy a lot.

    Source:
    Thanks to Desiree for this article taken from ExtraTv.com

    For NYC Fans
    RnbowCandy and Desiree sent me the following information posted in the New York Times yesterday..

    PINCH YOURSELF, THIS IS FOR REAL, THANKS TO OUR ULTIMATE GLITTER FAN CHALLENGE! If you're Mariah Carey's biggest fan (and we know there are a lot of you out there who are absolutely sure that you are) come in and tell us why on Thursday, August 23rd at 4pm in Juniors on 4!  The Ultimate Winner gets to meet Mariah at her New York recording studio!  Three lucky runner's-up will score a set of official Glitter merchandie, including an autographed poster, exclusive Glitter tee and more, compliments of 20th Century Fox, Virgin Records, Baby Phat, XOXO and Calm + Scents.  Mariah's highly anticipated new movie Glitter opens in theaters everywhere September 21st!  We've been telling you all along, this is the year Macy's rocks your world!

    Site Address Change
    Shontee changed the design and site location of her Mariah Carey fansite and would like you all to check it out. It's called Petalsville and you can check it out by clicking here.

    Plus, Mariah Avenue changed address and you can check it out by clicking here.

    Vote For Mariah
    Mariah is nominated for one of the sexiest female pop artists and if you want to vote for her, just click here. Thanks to Inma for this information.

    Glitter=Enhanced CD
    BR86AN@aol.com said that a representative of Virgin said that the US cd of Glitter may be digitally enhanced featuring the trailor, a couple scenes from the movie and an unreleased song.

    Coconuts Poster
    Desiree told me that if you pre-order Glitter at Coconuts, you will get a free poster also. They are owned by Twec, the same company that owns FYE and all those stores are giving away posters with Glitter.

    Mariah Listening Party
    SUMar235 told me that according to MTV.com, they are advertising a Mariah Carey listening party still for this Wednesday. Click here to check it out but it will most likely get pushed back.

    If We Lyrics
    Daniel typed out the lyrics to If We and you can check them out with all the other lyrics to Glitter by clicking here.

    August 21, 2001...

    Voice Message From Mariah
    Mariah left a new voice message on her official website and you can click here for a direct link to check it out. The message is featured in the transcript section and the audio section already and here is the transcript, which I typed up!

    Okay this is a message for my fans and I just want to say thank you SO MUCH for all the letters and everything that I got from you. Want you to know that you just can't believe everything you read and umm and thank you because I am taking care of myself and as we speak, I am going to speak to you, I am looking at the most beautiful rainbow going across the sky. And I love you much, thanks, bye!
    So Mariah is talking about the two books she got recently filled with all your letters, plus probably the ones that she got from her official fan club too. So the letters seemed to help and our mission has been accomplished!! It's good to hear from our Queen chop again and it's good to know she is taking care of herself!

    Request Never Too Far on TRL
    Never Too Far did not make it on the TRL countdown yesterday and we really should try and get it on there!! Please vote for Mariah on TRL by clicking here. Also, make sure you call in your request by dialing 1-800-DialMTV.

    2002 Mariah Calendar/New Pics
    The new Mariah Carey calendar for 2002, published by Oliver Books is now available. You can order it by clicking here and you can check out all the images from the calendar in Gallery 6. Many thanks to Will, fromMCWNO, for this information and scans!

    Numaan sent me a larger scan of the UK Cosmopolitan that features Mariah on the cover and also sent me all the scans from Saturday Daily Express TV Guide, which also features Mariah on the cover. Mariah is on the cover of the German InStyle and it features one new picture of Mariah, plus the one picture which is at the top of this site. Thanks to Uwe for those scans. Finally I have the scan of Mariah on the cover of Cleo but I lost the information on who sent that to me sadly.

    Check out all the pictures in Gallery 6.

    Vote for Daily
    If you come here often and feel that Mariah Daily is a great fan site on Mariah, please vote for this site by clicking the banner below. That's all you have to do.

    SINGLE REVIEW: "Never Too Far''
    Following the lackluster radio reception given ``Loverboy,'' the launch single from Mariah Carey's upcoming   albeit delayed  ``Glitter,'' Virgin goes for the gusto with a shimmering ballad that showcases the singer/songwriter excelling at what made her famous a decade ago: singing the hell out of a straightahead love song free of gimmicks, gymnastics, and self-conscious attempts at targeting any particular demographic. ``Never Too Far'' will surely relieve fans who think Carey has been relying more upon samples and guest vocalists lately than melody and artful performing. She sings here with appreciable subtlety, gliding effortlessly through a hook-hitched lyric of hope after heartbreak, alongside the reigned-in production of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Carey's 15-second last note alone will evoke a satisfied sigh. It's time to move past tabloid headlines and get back to business. Consider faith restored.

    Source:
    Thanks to Tom for this article from BIllboard.com

    New Sites
    Melanie told me that she created a new site called Reflections and would like all of you to check it out!
    Reflections

    Glitter #1 in Japan Already
    According to the music charts, Bernard tells me that Glitter is already #1 in Japan, beating out all the local Japanese artists.

    Never Too Far (Video Edit) MP3
    Click here to check it out. Many thanks to Bernard.

    Roxanne from B96
    This is what Gina, from Chicago Mariah Carey, told me... I was about to email Roxanne, and to do that you go to their profile on the B96 website (www.b96.com), and it tells a little bit about themselves, and this is the very beginning of her article...

    "Okay so I met Mariah Carey and it was an amazing experience. She is so tall and beautiful. I asked her to autograph my Butterfly cd and she so kindly did. It was awesome to have the chance to tell her about all the tears I cried listening to that cd. She laughed and said, "girlfriend I was crying when I wrote 'em"! Meeting the diva Mariah was definitely a highlight for me in my career."

    Rolling Stone Rates Glitter
    Okay Rolling Stone gave Mariah's new cd 3 stars but visitors to the website only give it a two. So it's our turn to step in. Go to RollingStone.com and click on CD Reviews. Find Mariah's name ("Glitter"). You'll see a review of the cd and then towards the bottom it says Rate Glitter. Choose "Classic" and then rate the 12 songs on the soundtrack. So far, the results show Lead The Way/Never Too Far/Reflections the top 3 songs on the record and sadly, Loverboy is the least favorite. Thanks to Rodrigo for this information and here are the results after I voted...

    What is the best song on Glitter?
    Lead The Way (Rating: 4.1 / 168 Votes)
    Never Too Far (Rating: 4.0 / 168 Votes)
    Reflections (Care Enough) (Rating: 4.0 / 165 Votes)
    Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Rating: 4.0 / 169 Votes)
    I Didn't Mean To Turn You On (Rating: 3.9 / 162 Votes)
    All My Life (Rating: 3.9 / 161 Votes)
    Want You (Rating: 3.8 / 161 Votes)
    Twister (Rating: 3.8 / 163 Votes).
    Don't Stop (Rating: 3.8 / 163 Votes)
    If We (Rating: 3.8 / 165 Votes)
    Loverboy Remix (Rating: 3.6 / 176 Votes)
    Loverboy (Rating: 3.4 / 182 Votes)

    Request NTF in South Africa
    Sieraaj is asking for all our help in South Africa. We need to convince 5fm to play Never Too Far, so Sieraaj is asking all of us to e-mail Barney Simon, the most powerful man in South African radio, and request Never Too Far. Please request by using yahoo or hotmail accounts... barney@powerzone.co.za

    Reminder...
    Don't forget to catch 106&Park tonight for the premiere of Never Too Far on BET!! It airs from 6-7:30 pm EST on BET and if you miss it, it will reair at 11:30 am on Wednesday!

    Are you a devoted fan? 
    Here is what Ashes, from Rainbow Princess, sent me for UK fans...

    Radio 1 are making a documentary for The Evening Session about fans and their stories and we want to hear from you! We're interested in all types of music...

    If you're the type of person who can quote all the lyrics of your favourite group and relate them to important happenings in your life, if you follow them around the country and know even the most boring trivia about your heroes, please get in touch with jane.chambers@bbc.co.uk and tell her more.

    Jane would like to interview some of you about your passion and hear about any conventions that may be going on. Look forward to hearing from you.

    August 20, 2001...

    Request Never Too Far
    Silly me, I forgot to push the fact that we need to start requesting Never Too Far online and on the phone lines so we can get it on TRL this week. Call MTV at 1-800-DialMTV or request the video online by clicking here

    Total Access: 24/7
    If you missed this special last week on Fox Family Channel, you are in luck. It will reair on September 3rd at 10 am EST. It's an AWESOME 30 minute special, so make sure you don't miss it this time!

    Reminder...
    In case you missed it yesterday, I will not be adding all the Glitter soundfiles to Mariah Daily but since several of you wanted to hear Lead The Way, I added the full MP3 to Daily. You can download it by checking out the right column for the details!! Each week I will add a new soundfile and there is a poll on the right asking which one you want next. So far, it seems Reflections is in the lead!

    Updates...
    There is a new Quote O' The Week and a new Pic O' The Week.

    MARIAH CAREY:UNDER PRESSURE
    BEVERLY HILLS, California — Mariah Carey looked like a blonde-streaked tornado in hot pants. You could almost see the flames clicking off the back of her high heels as she burst through the door and twirled into her specially prepared bedroom in an exclusive bungalow at the chi-chi Beverly Hills Hotel in early May. After a full day of schmoozing all her new friends at her new label, Virgin Records, Mariah was getting ready to do six hours of interviews and then hit the studio for additional recording sessions for her album, Glitter. She'd been up most of the night before working on the video for the record's first single, "Loverboy."

    Her cast of half a dozen minders and makeup folks spent an hour changing her look before Mariah sat for the first interview. Used to the constant tugs, pulls and primps, Mariah seemed oblivious as she sent and received dozens of two-way pages. Six hours and two wardrobe and makeup changes later, she poured herself into a limo to rush to the 1 a.m. recording session. In between, she patiently answered the same questions three and four times and insisted to her manager that she needed a specific type of portable studio for her trailer on the next morning's continuing "Loverboy" shoot. She also obsessed over her role in the indie drama "Wisegirls," the final mixes of the Glitter album and the promotional duties for her first big-screen starring role in the "Glitter" movie.

    There's burning the candle at both ends ... then there's taking a blowtorch to it. By the time she bounded out of the limo to enter the studio, Mariah admitted to being pretty burnt out. "I'm honestly really, really delirious and stressed out and overworked and doing too much," Carey said two months before she was checked into a New York hospital after suffering what her publicist termed an "emotional and physical breakdown."

    Mariah told Gil Kaufman and Matt Anderson that while making "Glitter" was more work than she ever imagined, these are some of the best times of her life. But even as she enthused about her movies and her new music, it was clear behind her pained smile that the pressure was mounting. "I haven't slept in, like, two weeks, and that's an important detail for you to know," she said, grabbing the tape recorder and talking directly to her fans. "I want them to know that this is a freaking complete clown fest," she said, adding that if she wasn't running so hard she'd "be crying on the floor, OK?"

    MTV: Is this a good time in your life? Are you happy?
    Mariah Carey: I'm honestly, really, really delirious and stressed out and overworked and doing too much. I come from having absolutely nothing. I don't have an understanding or grasp on money. So you have to understand that when people see these figures [from my Virgin Records contract] next to my name, you don't understand that ... What happened to me was I got really screwed over, and it can happen to anybody. You hear these stories [about] people throughout music history that that's happened to, and you never really think it's happening to you until it does. I had a point and I really wanted to make it, but I forgot it ... I always felt like the rug was going to be pulled out from under me. ... I finally have my first apartment. I haven't even had my own apartment before! ... The point was that this whole thing with the money and stuff, it's really a strange concept to me. ... ['Loverboy' video director] David LaChapelle saw how much stuff I was doing, and he goes, "Virgin got a bargain with you, honey!" Not that I think that that's a bargain, but I do do a lot more than people would expect.

    MTV: Can you talk about this new contract you have? It's been widely reported that this is a very, very big deal.
    Carey: It's an insane time in my life. Everything is going on really fast. Everyone, from my manager to everybody that's with me, we're all a bunch of freaks right now because we're trying really hard to make this deadline and get everything together. ... And now, being on this other movie with Mira Sorvino, "Wisegirls," that we're shooting in less than a week. Trying to get this soundtrack, this movie, everything handed in for this movie ... just everything that I'm doing is a crazy bunch of stuff going on. But it's also an amazing time in my life, because it's a fresh, new, happy situation. I ain't gonna say it ain't about the money, too, 'cause I was almost the "Behind the Music" poster child. But that's beside the point. ... The money aspect of it is good, but it's also great to have people who really feel excited about something new.

    MTV: When I heard about your deal with Virgin, it took me back to your days of trolling the New York streets with your demo tape hoping that someone would listen to it. Did you think about that when you were signing the contract?
    Carey: The difference between when I was first trying to get a record deal as a teenage vagrant wandering the streets of New York and now? Well, I still only eat one bagel a day, but only because I'm too tired to eat. That was a money issue; now the thing is I didn't have to play anybody any music. That was nice. Before I had to try to get people to listen to the music and this time I just said, "Well, you like this." [Laughs] No, I didn't say that. I met with so many different record company people, and I have to say that there are people out there that are complete geniuses that I really revere and hold in the highest regard because they spent their time with me. Then I'd ask a question like, "OK, who's the distributor in Taipei?" Or something abstract like that, and they were like, "What? How do you even know about that?" That's because that's the business side of me that people would never think that I know about. I honestly wouldn't have known about that unless I had to get into it and do it myself.

    MTV: After all these years, after all the success that you've had, why are you still so driven to work so hard? Haven't you had enough 18-hour days?
    Carey: I'm driven because I don't think that I'm famous. [Laughs] Seriously. ... I don't talk about my past a lot. I guess I'm Cinderella in a weird way, but I saw things before the age of 12 ... that most people may never see in their lives. It was really intense stuff, which is why people can say, "Oh, isn't she trying to be down now with the rappers and the hard- partying rap posse?" But the truth is, I want to relate to people who had a similar life experience. I think one of the reasons I stay grounded and stay hungry is because I didn't get to experience my fame when it first happened, as a young kid starting out.

    It was like, "Don't trust the press. Don't talk to this one. Don't be like that." ... I didn't trust enough to be myself, because I was scared. I feel like people played on those fears and insecurities. ... The truth of the matter is, they didn't give me my voice, nor did they write my songs. ... I was shrouded and hidden away ... therefore, I'm just experiencing this mess for the first time.

    MTV: How much of your character in "Glitter" is autobiographical?
    Carey: It's really not autobiographical. There are certain elements that are similar. My character's father is white — we don't really know him very well. The mother is black and she's a singer. It's kind of the opposite scenario of what my life is. Also, I'm very close with my mom. ... This character's main arc is about finding out why her mother abandoned her. [She feels] like she's got to find the answer to that through her relationship with the male lead and through her desire for fame. She's motivated by feeling rejected from her mother. That's completely the opposite of me.

    MTV: Since movies have longer lead times than records, were you worried about using samples that might get lifted by someone else before the album came out?
    Carey: Most of the remakes are party records. The whole thing was a total fest of me saying, "OK, how can this not get ripped off by somebody? Let me come up with a fake title for this song and not put my voice on this." Today, everything gets downloaded in two seconds and then you're foiled. Now that the real music is laid in, the music really enhances the movie and vice versa. A lot of people will say, "Oh, she's playing a singer for the first time," which is another reason why I wanted to do this new movie, "Wisegirls." Because I'm really playing a character. She's not a singer, it's totally out there. As you may have noticed ... there's some part of my personality that needs to express anger. [Laughs]

    MTV: Tell me about your first single, "Loverboy," which samples Cameo's "Candy"?
    Carey: It was always one of my favorite songs growing up, but I know I say that about every loop that I use. But this seriously was. I had the idea for the chorus and it fit perfectly over the [sample] and I got the guys from Cameo to come in and re-sing their part. Whenever you hear their voices, it's us singing together and DJ Clark Kent looped it ... On the pop version I go into the original "Candy" and I'm singing it with Cameo, which is totally a childhood dream. I felt like such an idiot sitting there telling them, "Can you do this like you sang it on the remix?" They might have done it a little bit differently. I was like, "No, but on the remix, you went 'yes I do.' " I was a fan sitting there obsessing about it.

    MTV: How does this song relate to the movie?
    Carey: It's prominently featured in the movie. ... My character's name is Billie, and it's Billie's first crossover record. Because it's set in the '80s, it works with the loop. For me as the artist, [I wondered], "How do you take a loop from the '80s, do a new song over it, or do a remake and also have it appeal to the kids today that may or may not know the song?"

    MTV: Can you talk about what people can expect from the album? Can they expect this whole album to sound like the '80s, or ...
    Carey: There are songs that are definitely going to take people back and make them go, "Oh, man, this song from the '80s — I loved it growing up." Or people who never heard the songs before might be like, "This is cool." When you see the movie, you're gonna see the uptempo songs and the songs that are remakes in there as they would have sounded in the '80s. But the album is the way that I would make the record now, and the ballads can stand on their own as songs from a Mariah Carey album.

    MTV: What's Billie's story?
    Carey: We start the movie and we see little Billie and her mom singing, and we realize there's a dysfunction going on and her mom's unstable. She gets taken away from her mother and ends up in a foster home. Then, we meet her two friends, Louise and Roxanne, who are played by Da Brat and Tia Texada. They're her extended family. It's Billie's journey to understand why she feels abandoned by her mother. ... That's what drives her to want to sing. She connects with this [DJ] character. His name is Dice. He's sort of like what the mother is in terms of semi-dysfunctional.

    MTV: But it's not a musical, right?
    Carey: It's not a musical. I don't walk up and go, [singing] "Why are you acting this way?" out of the blue for no reason. I always hated that when people just, like, burst into song.

    MTV: What kind of details did you offer the script's writer, Kate Lanier?
    Carey: I spent a lot of time with Kate ... she was observing the music business thing. But ... it takes place in '82, so the music business was different then. We were rewriting a lot on the set. A lot of things came from improvisation. Obviously, the girl is a singer, but again it's completely not my life. It kinda couldn't be further from my life. Even the guy that she's with is so not like anybody I've ever been with. Not that I've been with that many people in my life. [Laughs]

    MTV: Did making videos prepare you for being in front of the camera?
    Carey: I don't have issues with being in front of the camera. I've been a freakin' ham since I was three years old. The problem is ... when you are coming from another entertainment world, people really wanna hate on you. And they really wanna say, "Oh, well I don't know, she's going take us out of the movie and we don't want that ... la da da da ta."

    MTV: Are you worried about being typecast as a singer?
    Carey: No. That's why I'm doing an independent movie that's completely the opposite of me. In "Wisegirls," my character talks like this [thick Brooklyn accent], "You know what, I don't even wanna take your crap right now. You know what I'm saying?" We're talking about a complete character, OK?

    MTV: Do you think you get the credit that you deserve for writing, producing and being so hands-on about your music?
    Carey: I think that my real fans know what I do ... and that's what matters to me. When I was little, I didn't know that the people who sang usually didn't write the song. That's why I started writing, because I was like, "I could write this song." I just started writing, not even realizing it. I used to make demos for people when I was 14, and I'd be like, "Fine, if you want me to sing this, but couldn't it go like that?" I learned from listening to the radio rather than anything else. ... I'm not bitter about the fact that people don't know how hands-on I am, because they couldn't know unless you are with me. Even my own family could never know every little detail that I do. I do it because I wanna do it.

    MTV: Did you want to work with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis this time around to get that authentic '80s sound they pioneered?
    Carey: Yeah. And the sick thing is, that they gave me actual tracks from back in the day that they had. ... You don't get any more authentic than the people who wrote all those songs and have those sounds. There's certain things that you can't duplicate.

    MTV: Janet Jackson has been identified with working with Jam and Lewis for so long. Now that you two are on the same label, is there any concern ...
    Carey: I think that Janet does what she does and she does a great job. I don't have any feelings of being competitive with her. Control is one of my favorite albums of all time.

    MTV: Whose idea was it to cover of "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life?"
    Carey: It was my idea. Growing up in New York ... I listened to WBLS and KISS-FM. Those songs were ingrained in my mind, just like [Tom Tom Club's] "Genius of Love." The "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" idea came because the character's love interest is a DJ. After all the misery that we go through with the ballads ... there's a lot of ballads on this record. ... After the emotional experience that the movie takes you through, I wanted people to leave the theater and be able to feel like they can go to a party, too.

    MTV: How did you hook up with Rick James?
    Carey: I asked him to collaborate with me. I wanted to do something new, but like Mary Jane Girls-esque. He's like, "I have a different idea. You can change whatever you want." I would never have come up with a line like, "You and only you can do the freaky thing you do." It was so Rick James that I just said, "I don't need to change this." He wrote it and it's authentic to the period of time. It's called "All My Life." My character is sort of ghost [singing] for this really pretty girl that doesn't really sing. That's how my character gets started.

    MTV: Are you going to tour for this record?
    Carey: No. I don't think so. I'm gonna be all over the world [promoting it] ... but I'm hoping that instead of the standard, "OK, let's release two singles and call it quits ... " I have so many ... strong radio records ... I would hope that with Virgin we can release more singles. That's something that always kind of bothered me. I need to take some time and go swim in the water with my dog and my cat, Willie D.

    Source:
    Thanks to Hamza for this article from MTV.com. Check out the link to catch pictures and realaudio from this interview!

    Mariah Carey's High and Low Notes
    Nicole sent me the following link at Katrillion's website that features five different times in Mariah's life that features both high and low points. It's nice how they put it all together and click here to check it out.

    UK News: Janet Vs. Mariah
    Here is what Russell told me...
    All this week theres been a mariah special airing on MTV and MTV Base called The late lick- mariah carey special. They never usually devote a whole show to one artist. Trevor Nelson was prsenting it and then they kept showing large chunks of the recent interview they did together a couple of weeks ago as he stated.  He was suggesting reasons for the breakdown etc. They even had like mariah start up credits showing clips of almost all her videos while Any time you need a friend played. Its gonna keep repeating for a while in the UK esspecially on MTV base. - This Saturday (25th August) on MTV base theres gonna be a Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson night where they basically battle it out to see 'Who is da best' (thats what they called it)

    There showing MTV:Icon Janet Jackson, The Late Lick- MC special which i just spoke about, Makin the video (Janet), Mariah MTV Fanatic, Late Lick (feat. Janet), Mariah carey in her own words. I think theres a couplemore shows 4 each artist that i forgot and theres a Videography to find out the results. You can phone or e-mail to vote. Please could everyone do this because Mariah needs all the publicity she get right now esspecially in the UK , since Loverboy wasnt a great success. i havent got the numbers etc. yet because they only come up on the ad really quick but i'll send them in tomorrow.

    New Sites
    Check out David's Mariah site. It's very cute and he uses a lot of nice animation in his design. Click here to check that out.

    Plus, Maria created a site for Spanish site where they can get all the latest information on Mariah. Sometimes some spanish fans have a hard time understanding news from Daily and other Mariah sites, so Maria feels that her site is a great place for spanish fans to make sure they get all the correct information. Check it out by clicking here.

    Next, Marina created a Brazilian website to support Loverboy and Never Too Far and would like you all to check it out by clicking here.

    Finally, check out Moti website called Butterfly Wings. Very nice!

    Help Mariah In The UK!
    Andrew would like us all to go and say some nice things about Mariah at the BBC messageboard. The nasty comments are beginning to fade but we need some good comments in there to help Never Too Far's radio play on BBC! Click here if you want to help out!

    Glitter in Malaysia
    Chewy told me that Glitter will be released on September 3rd in Malaysia. Plus, EMI will launch the new album on August 29th at a local Dance Club, Flux, Kuala Lumpur.

    Magazine News
    Mariah is in Entertainment Weekly, People, Star and Mira this week!! The dates are all around August 27th I believe. I didn't even bother buying Entertainment Weekly, People or Star because in EW it has a negative Glitter review and an old picture of MC we have all seen before. In People, it just features MC in the red dress from a recent Fresh Air Fund Benefit (Tom sent me the scan and it's now in Gallery 6) and in Star, they just made up more rumors and more lies and they were all old pics. So, on Tuesday, I should have the scans from Mira tabloid, which I did buy but once again, no new pics really. I would suggest saving your money this week!!

    August 19, 2001...

    Glitter Listening Party on MTV?
    Greg told me that while searching the Mariah section on MTV.com, he saw this...

    Mariah Carey Listening Party Wednesday August 22.
    There is no link up yet about this!

    Glitter Released Early?
    All ads for the stores are reporting this weekend that Glitter is coming out this Tuesday, August 21st in the USA!! However, it is NOT true! The album is being released on September 11th, as reported by Virgin! Here is a special statement that Target alone reported in the Sunday newspaper about their Glitter ad...

    Notice:
    Due to a change in the release date, the Mariah Carey Glitter music cd advertised on page 30 of today's target advertising supplement is not available. However, rainchecks will be offered beginning this Tuesday and the cd will be available tuesday, September 11. We refret any inconvenience this may cause.

    Daily Will NOT Supply Links To Glitter BUT...
    My e-mail accounts are getting killed due to everyone asking me for the links to download the Glitter album. However, the link I originally had no longer works and I swear, that is the truth!! I have thought about it though and I figured that I would add one song a week until Glitter gets released. Yes that's only 4 songs, but it's better than nothing. A lot of you were asking for Lead The Way, so I added the full MP3 of the song and deleted all the shorter soundfiles that were on the right!! At no point will Daily contain all the songs because it would create a problem for Mariah's sales. On the right is a poll on which song you guys want to be featured on Daily next...

    Here are last week's poll results:

    Do you think Mariah Daily should add the Glitter soundfiles to the site?
    Yes! (637) 54%
    No! (523) 45%
    Total Votes: 1160

    New Pics
    Check out Gallery 6 for a BUNCH of new pictures, including scans from Mila, Edearth and Laura. Mila sent me a couple older pictures but they have never been seen on the net and some are really nice like Mariah with her mom and Pavorotti and Mariah chillin' in a couch! Laura sent me some nice recent scans. Finally, since I got the promo from Virgin, I made larger scans of the front and back cover for you all to check out. This is most likely how the official single will look when it gets released late September!

    Mariah Carey Gives Campers a Treat
    The pop star Mariah Carey, who has kept out of the public eye in recent weeks since her hospitalization for exhaustion, stopped by the camp in Fishkill, N.Y., that is named for her. After the 140 campers finished dinner on Wednesday evening, Ms. Carey, who has supported the camp financially, strode through the dining hall doors, bringing dessert.

    While Ms. Carey, 31, talked with the children, a Mister Softee ice cream truck served up treats. She also gave each camper a portable compact disc player and a copy of her current single, "Loverboy."

    As Mariah Carey songs blared from the public address system, campers cheered and sang along. "The whole atmosphere was like a rock concert," said the fund's executive director, Jenny Morgenthau.

    Desiree Gilmore, 13, of Queens, said: "We were all so excited to meet her. She said she was happy to come, she came a long way and was happy to see all of us."

    Miriam Seidenfeld, the director at Camp Mariah, learned on Tuesday evening that Ms. Carey would be visiting the camp.

    "It was a hard secret to keep," she said. On Wednesday afternoon, when Ms. Seidenfeld told campers, "they all jumped up and down, cheering," she said.

    Although Ms. Carey usually visits once or twice each summer, it had been uncertain whether the singer would make it this year. But she wanted to see the campers, said her spokeswoman, Cindi Berger. "She loves the camp and adores the children," she said.

    During her two-hour visit, Ms. Carey sat briefly at every table, signed autographs and posed for snapshots. "They hugged her, and she hugged them," Ms. Morgenthau said.

    Kleaver Cruz, 12, of the Bronx, said, "She autographed my shirt on the right sleeve." Kleaver said he was happy to speak with Ms. Carey face to face, rather than just listen to her sing, but he was unable to recall what she said, exactly.

    Camp Mariah opened in 1994. Each summer, the Fresh Air Fund sends nearly 300 city children, ages 12 to 14, on four-week vacations there. The camp's theme of career awareness is reinforced through classes about career skills, an annual career fair and job-shadowing field trips throughout the school year.

    Meeting Ms. Carey was a reward for the campers' focus and an example of the camp's values, Ms. Seidenfeld said. "The kids feel really special, and it shows that hard work pays off," she said.

    Source:
    Thanks to Steph, from Mariah's Web, for this article from NY Times.

    Mariah on BET Tuesday?
    HailQueenMariah and McLoverBoy17 both told me that according to MusicStation, Mariah Carey will be on 106 & Park on Tuesday, August 21st between 6-7:30 pm. It says featured artists are Mariah and Jay-Z and it also says...

    Video premieres of Jay Z's "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" and Mariah Carey's "Never Too Far".
    So, maybe Mariah will call in or something or maybe they will just premiere her new video.

    News From Italy
    Aronne from Italy told me that according to Virgin's Italian Website, the Glitter soundtrack will be coming out on August 23rd still.

    More News Coming Tomorrow...
    I am doing a small update today because some things have come up and I am sorry the update is so late but it's been a hard week for me and I am dealing with a lot of problems in my life. So hang in there with me and thanks for all your letters of support!!

    August 18, 2001...

    Mariah Daily Gets Revamped
    Danny sent me a new design for the main page of Daily to be used to help promote Glitter. The old design will be coming back next month and as you can see, I am still trying to revamp some things to make it work, so hang in there and hopefully by the end of the weekend everything will be back to normal and the new design will be 100% functional.

    The Glitter Album
    Yesterday I posted links to places where you can download the entire Glitter album and today, those links are gone. I added the links for 1 day only because I do not want people burning the cd and not buying the album on Sept. 11th. So if you missed the links to download the Glitter album on Daily, I am sorry but I am sure you can find those links somewhere else and if you are a TRUE MARIAH FAN, you will know where to look *wink wink!* I am doing this for Mariah's benefit only and hopefully you won't get to mad at me!

    Chicago Listening Party
    Alanya told me that Chicago fans can go to the listening party at the Chicago Ridge Mall located on 95th and Harlem today.

    Preorder Glitter at FYE and get...
    Larry told me that if you pre-order the Glitter album at FYE, you get two posters. One is the Loverboy cover and the other one is a picture of her in a white tank top, with a dark grey background.

    Mariah Steps Out (Sort Of)
    Mariah Carey, still recuperating from her breakdown, emerged from her Tribeca condo yesterday afternoon. Dressed in baby blue, the songbird snuck out a side door after a half-dozen beefy bodyguards scoped out the terrain.

    Carey, who checked out of Connecticut's Silver Hill hospital last week, jumped into an SUV loaded with garment bags and her dog.Meanwhile, Mira Sorvino is standing by Carey, but admits they had words while shooting the movie "Wise Girls."

    "We had one verbal argument, one day," the Oscar-winner tells celebrity scribe Robin Milling. "There was no physicality whatsoever — as if you could really imagine me rolling on the ground and pulling her hair out, as The National Enquirer said.

    "My mother called me and said, 'What's this? I read that you were on the ground with Mariah Carey!' I said, 'Mom, how can you, of all people, believe that?!'"

    The Harvard grad and producer of "Lisa Picard Is Famous," which had its New York premiere on Wednesday, claims she and Mariah are on good terms, adding: "I'm very sorry for the recent troubles that she's experiencing. I think she'll come out of it fine. She's a very smart person."

    Source:
    Thanks to Nini for this article from NY Daily News

    Mariah Flys To Florida?
    NY Daily News says that Mariah leaves her home, with tons of packed bags and Megan told me she traveled to Florida to check out Disney World, one of her favorite places to hang. Megan told me she road the Rock 'n Rollercoaster and Tower of Terror, her absolute favorite ride at Disney. Don't know if this is true but hey, she did have her bags packed, so maybe it is?

    Spotlight on Miss Mariah Carey
    RaInBoWbAbE143 sent me the following information...

    Once a month, 106.7 Lite fm's own Valerie Smaldone hosts, "Spotlight On... ," a two hour celebrity profile combing music & interviews.  Valerie delves into the background of each artist's past, and brings you up to speed on their most current work. Past "Spotlight On..."  have included; Don Henley, Rod Stewart, Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, The Backstreet Boys and Lionel Richie. This month's "Spotlight On..." featuring Mariah Carey will air Sunday, September 2nd, from 8-10pm on 106.7 Lite fm! 

    Help Air Play in UK
    Ashes, from Rainbow Princess, asked if I would please ask everyone to go to BBC.co.uk and go to either Trevor Nelson or Playlist Message Board and say good things about Never Too Far and Don't Stop. By doing this, the tracks will get played more.

    Glitter Sponsors Fear
    Terry told me that he was watched Urban Legends last night and during the commercial break, a commercial came on for Fear, featuring Mark Walburg and Reese Witherspoon. At the end of the commercial they said Tuesday at 8/7c, the movie would be on, brought to you by Glitter. They showed the Glitter emblem and said coming to theaters on September 21st. So if you catch Fear on Tuesday, they will show the Glitter trailor.

    Mariah in Magazines
    Fntsy824 told me that Mariah is in the new Sophisticate Celebrity Hairstyle magazine. There is a small picture of her on the cover and she is on page 28-29. There are no new pictures but they do have a huge pinup of her, against a red background, with a white tank and black shorts!

    Mariah's Name
    Molly did a search on what Mariah Carey means and here is what it says...

    Your Heart Number is 8
    Gives you powerful emotions and a strong desire for money, power and influence in life. You like to be in control of all areas of your life, and achieving success will be very important to you.

    Your Personality Number is 4
    And you probably seem to be a very honest and dependable person to those around you. Even if you appear to be a bit stodgy or reserved at times, people do know that they can count on you

    Your Image Number is 3
    Which gives you a very charming and likable character. Friendly and sociable, you're liable to be a great communicator and people will really enjoy your company. You should do well in the social whirl.

    Magazine News From Marko
    Mark sent me some more magazines you check Mariah out in...
    - Gala (D), The August 16th Issue...a piece about Mariah resting at her mom's.
    - OK (UK), The August 17th Issue...The Hollywood Gossip section has a little thing...I didn't read it yet but probably it's bull
    - TV 14 (D), The August 25th Issue...2 pages of a general story on Mariah's carriere...till she broke down.
    - 101 Hairstyles (USA), The September Issue...little pics of Mariah being chick :) Very positive and NO rubish here
    - Instyle (D), The September Issue...COVER STORY!!!! OMG this is a known photo but OH SO GORGIOUS and a BIG article as well.
    - Avantgarde (NL), The September Issue...An interview about Glitter and Wise Girls...NOTHING about the Hospital stuff..thank god.

    MariahCarey.com Updated
    According to Mariah's Official Website, you can check out the full length video of Never Too Far on MTV, BET and VH1 on Monday August 20th. Plus, you can download the 30 second snipet of Never Too Far as a sneak preview.

    Never Too Far Video Caps
    Want to check out caps of Never Too Far? Check out MCarey.nu for a bunch of them. The video premired on MTV's TRL yesterday right before the #2 video. Footage was taken directly from the movie and it just showed Mariah onstage singing the song, no clips from the movie!

    No MSN Live Chat on August 20th
    This next statement comes from Virgin Records America (Thanks to Samerashe for this info)

    "We regret to say that Mariah will not be able to participate in the MSN Live listening party and chat event scheduled for this Monday, August 20th due to recent circumstances. In such a time as this, we truly appreciate the continued understanding and support shown by both MSN Live and, especially you, Mariah's fans.

    Moreover, we are hopeful that both the listening party and Mariah's first online chat can be rescheduled soon. Both these events will, as originally confirmed, premiere on MSN Live. In the meantime, we're sure you all feel as we do, that Mariah has been working extremely hard and whatever time is needed, we are 100 percent behind her."

    August 17, 2001...
    MariahCarey.com Updated
    Check out Mariah's Official Website for a new update. The pop-up was changed, there is new info in the NEWS section and also, you can download clips on the main page, that features Glitter songs, nothing that much!

    Mariah on Access Hollywood Last Night
    Mariah was on Access Hollywood last night and it wasn't that much. They showed clips from the new Never Too Far video and they also talked about the "catfight" with Mira Sorvino. They talked to Mira and she denied everything, saying how they became good friends and that Mariah is really funny!

    Beyonce Knowles Gives Mariah Her Support
    DESTINY'S CHILD singer BEYONCE KNOWLES is offering her support to MARIAH CAREY.

    The chart-topping girl band member admits she too has found life in the fast lane exhausting, and thinks Carey was very brave and wise to give herself the time she needed to get herself back on track.

    She says, "So many people want so much from you that it's very hard to find time for yourself. It's really important to surround yourself with people who love you and tell you when to slow down because it's so easy to just want to work, work, work.

    "I'm very happy that Mariah's doing well, it's very normal to get tired in this industry and I think it's great that she took some time."

    Source:
    Thanks to Charm728 for this article from World Entertainment News Network.

    Billboard Charts
    Here are the latest Billboard Charts, thanks to RML612

  • Adult Contemporary
    29    -    -    1 
    Never Too Far, Mariah Carey
    Virgin | Virgin    29   
  • Canadian Singles Chart
    4    4    3    4    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | EMI    3   
  • Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
    3    3    3    4    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | 38793 | Virgin    3   
  • Hot 100 Singles Sales
    1    1    1    5    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | Virgin    1   
  • The Billboard Hot 100
    24    9    2    10    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | 38791 | Virgin    2   
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
    1    1    1    5    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins,Da Brat,Twenty II,Ludacris,Shawnna)
    Virgin | Virgin    1   
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
    13    4    1    11    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey, L.Blackmon, T.Jenkins, Da Brat,Twenty II, Ludacris, Shawnna)
    Virgin | 38791 | Virgin    1   

    Vote for Mariah
    Jason and a couple other people told me that Mariah is not doing so great on a new VH1 poll. The poll says, "Now that Mariah is released from the hospital, do you think her career can recover?" Right now, "No" is winning over "Yes!" Please go and vote for her by checking out VH1's main page!

    New Pics
    Check out scans of Mariah on the cover of Amica in Gallery 6. It features a new picture of Mariah on a car with a kitty cat, which might be "Whisper" from Glitter! Many thanks to Uwe, from the Mariah Carey German Website.

    Mariah Interview
    Joachim sent me a video stream of the whole interview of MAriah on the Harald Schmidt Show, last month. You can download it by clicking here.

    Mariah's coming DownUnder!
    Mariah Carey will be visiting Australia in October, despite her recent nervous breakdown. While Carey has moved the release of her new album, Glitter, after her trauma, Australians will be able to buy the album two weeks before America and Europe. Glitter hits our stores on August 27, in Japan next Monday and the rest of the world on September 11th. The original release date of the album was moved back after Carey was unable to promote it.

    "Mariah has been making great recovery progress and continues to grow stronger every day." said Nancy Berry, vice-chairman of Carey's new label, Virgin. Carey has tipped to appear at Sydney's ARIA Awards in October.

    Source:
    Thanks to the Australian Mariah Carey Fanclub for this information from the Herald Sun.

    No MTV Diary?
    I checked the tv listing on MTV's website and it does not list Mariah's "Diary" show on there t.v. lineup, so it looks like the special won't air sadly!! Clicktv keeps adding more times Diary will show though with Mariah, which is a tad bizarre because they are usually correct!

    Info from Virgin
    Here is what Ashes, from Rainbow Princess, told me...

    Virgin yesterday confirmed to me that if the next single was a double a side then it would be don't stop/never to far not lead the way as most uk media are saying and they still have not confrimed release date of 24 sept.

    TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
    Four new albums entered the nation's sales chart in the Top 10 this week, but none came close to unseating the seventh volume in the "Now That's What I Call Music" hit compilation series.

    The album, which includes recent hits by such artists as Destiny's Child and Janet Jackson, sold 394,000 copies last week, bringing its two-week total to slightly more than 1 million copies.

    That was easily enough to outdistance the third-week sales of 244,000 generated by 'N Sync's "Celebrity." The latter has sold almost 2.6 million copies in three weeks, which is spectacular by any standard except the one set by the pop group's previous album, "No Strings Attached." That 2000 collection sold 3.7 million copies in its first three weeks.

    Last week's "Celebrity" total was barely enough to hold off three chart arrivals for second place: the Isley Brothers' "Eternal," which finished third with 225,000 copies sold, Usher's "8701," fourth with 211,000, and rapper Jadakiss' solo debut "Kiss Tha Game Goodbye," fifth with 204,000, according to SoundScan. Teen star Aaron Carter's new album, "Oh Aaron," also entered the Top 10 at No. 7 by selling 133,000 copies. The remaining holdovers in the Top 10 are Alicia Keys (No. 6), Staind (No. 8), Linkin Park (No. 9) and D12 (No. 10).

    After an early flash, albums by some high-profile artists have started falling down the chart. They include P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family's "The Saga Continues ... " (No. 17 after five weeks), Aaliyah's "Aaliyah" (No. 25 after four weeks), Craig David's "Born to Do It" (No. 30 after four weeks) and Neil Diamond's "Three Chord Opera" (No. 38 after three weeks).

    Mariah Carey's "Loverboy" continues to be the nation's best-selling single. 

    Source:
    Thanks to Tom for this article from the Los Angeles Times.

    Songs' notch double platinum Keys
    NEW YORK   Shortly after picking up gold and platinum designations from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 500,000 and 1 million copies, respectively, Alicia Keys' debut album, ``Songs in A Minor'' (J Records), has been certified double-platinum by the organization. Released on June 26, the set debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, and was officially certified for U.S. shipments of 2 million copies on Aug. 8 by the RIAA.

    ``Songs in A Minor'' is currently at No. 3 in its sixth week on the chart, and has actually sold more than 1.24 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Lead single ``Fallin''' reached the top of The Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart this week after 10 weeks on each tally. The track has been No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for four weeks running.

    Joining Keys in the land of double-platinum discs is Lifehouse's DreamWorks debut ``No Name Face,'' Vertical Horizon's RCA set ``Everything You Want,'' and Neil Diamond's 1992 holiday collection ``The Christmas Album'' (Columbia). Diamond's 1987 live album ``Hot August Night II,'' also on Columbia, was certified platinum by the RIAA. Other titles sporting newly minted platinum honors are ``Thugs Are Us'' by Slip N Slide/Atlantic rapper Trick Daddy, Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony's 1998 set ``The Collection: Volume One'' (Epic), and Led Zeppelin's 1997 Atlantic release ``BBC Sessions.'' Additionally, Crosby, Stills & Nash's self-titled Atlantic debut reached the four million U.S. copies shipped mark in its latest accounting. Originally released in 1969, the album includes some of the group's most enduring songs, including ``Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,'' ``Wooden Ships,'' and ``Marrakesh Express.''

    Among the titles receiving gold certification from the RIAA for U.S. shipments of 500,000 copies are the self-titled albums from Gorillaz (Virgin) and Aaliyah (Blackground), and the soundtrack to ``South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut'' (Atlantic).

    Also notable is the gold certification, also for 500,000 U.S. copies shipped, for Mariah Carey's ``Loverboy'' single. The single jumped 60-2 on The Billboard Hot 100 the week after it was released as a commercial single, with sales driven by a Virgin promotion offering the CD for a bargain-priced 49 cents. ``Loverboy,'' currently No. 9 in its ninth week on the chart, is the first single from Carey's Virgin debut, ``Glitter.'' As previously reported, the album was pushed back from its originally scheduled Aug. 21 release date to Sept. 11, while Twentieth Century Fox pushed back the U.S. opening of the film of the same name, which features Carey in her first starring role, to Sept. 21. The moves came after the artist checked into a treatment facility to recover from an emotional and physical breakdown, said to have been brought on by a heavy work schedule. She has since left the facility, and is under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location. To view the full list of the latest RIAA certifications visit Billboard.com.

    Source:
    Thanks to Tom for this article from Billboard.com

    Mariah Can Come to Brazil
    MozarCuri sent me an article from the Virgin (Brazil) website.

       She's recovering from a nervous breakdown, and decided to delay the release of her soundtrack and movie Glitter - The shine of a star ( this is the brazilian title ). The movie is gonna be released in Brazil on october 26th in national theathers. There's a possibility the she might come to Brazil for the realese. Check the virgin brazilian web site for more details.

    Mariah in new People Magazine
    Courtney told me that Mariah is in the August 27th issue of People magazine and inside, there is a review of Glitter and also, there is a picture of her in a beautfiul red dress (I'll try and have the scan by tomorrow). Here is what the article says...

    Glitter: Mariah Carey (Virgin)
    Those looking for signs of Mariah Carey's recent emotional breakdown in the pop diva's latest album will find a few possible clues in the short, spare ballad "Twister." "She was kind of fragile and she had a lot to grapple with/ But basically she kept it all inside," sings an unusuallysubdued Carey on the disc's most introspective track. It's a brief but telling moment of reflection on 'Glitter', which also serves as the soundtrack to the semiautobiographical film of the same name starring and produced by Carey.

    The rest of 'Glitter', however, doesn't shed much light on Carey's psyche, havin been heavily inspired by the movie's setting in '80s New York City nightclubs. While Carey shines on a cover of Cherrelle's 1984 dance hit "Didn't Mean to Turn You On," her version of Indeep's "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" succumbs to the bombastic rap attack of Busta Rhymes and Fabulous.

    Though not technically  remakes, "Loverboy" and, "Don't Stop" borrow a little too lazily from Cameo's "Candy" and Tom Browne's "Funkin' for Jamaica," respectively. But original songs "Want You" (a duet with costar Eric Benét) and, especially, "All My Life" (written and coproduced by '80s Super Freak Rick James) truely sparkle.
    BOTTOM LINE: Bright spotty.

    Magazine News From Mark
    Here is some magazines that Mark found Mariah in this week...
    - Bunte (D), The August 16th Issue...an Ad for the German issue of Instyle with M on the cover and a story about M being at her mom's place...with those pyama pics added.
    - Bravo (D), The August 15th Issue...a page about the hospital thing...
    - Right On (USA), The October Issue....VERY nice page about Glitter...no sad things about the hospital and stuff. - Break Out (NL), The August 16th Issue...an Ad for Mariah's article next week
    - Gente (Italy AND Portugal...I guess)....both with pics of Mariah & Luis together...the story is about something.
    - Voici (F), The August 13th Issue...1 and a half page....what it says? Who knows...but probably the suicide thing
    - Story (NL), The August 15th Issue...1 page...A LOT of Bullshit about Mariah & Luis Split up and the suicide thing
    - Now (UK), The August 15th Issue...2 pages...story about the suicide thing but combined with other celebs

    Ashes and Carlos's story
    Ashes and Carlos met Mariah in London last month and here is there story!

    This is a story by Carlos and Ashes who were lucky enough to get invited to Mariahs Glitter album listening party in London. Carlos:Waiting outside Portman Square, I was thrilled to think I may get to see Mariah again. After all, it was only yesterday I had met her in Knightsbridge. Ash and I waited for over an hour until MC finally arrived for the Glitter launch party.

    We were right by the entrance, which meant she got to us last after stepping out the limo. I noticed that Mariah addressed the fans as her first priority, NOT the press oppsosite her. She made her way along the row of fans, signing and talking to them all. I know it meant a lot to everyone that Mariah returns the love and support we've given her.  She obviously remembered me since I had drawn some banners the day before..she liked them so much, Mariah took them with her. Bearing this in mind, I put extra effort into these ones and once again, she really liked them.   "Oh these are lovely!" she smiled at the Heartbreaker cartoon of her in a Union Jack dress. She noticed the banner filled with bright hearts and lambs too. "This one is so cute! I love it!"

    Asking if she wanted them, MC was a little unsure "I'm not sure if I can take them in with me" She said slowly before she quickly decided. "Oh, I will anyway!!! Thank you!

    Mariah took the posters and walked inside as the press cameras flashed away. Ash and I aughed..it's become something of a running joke that MC signs my banners, then likes them so much she winds up having them anyway! I thought that was the end of our evening but it would turn to only be the beginning..

      Mick had promised to get Ash inside and was true to his word. He came outside moments after and invited him, Jack and myself inside. Ash looked at me as we walked in, MASSIVE smile on my face. This was unbelievable!!! The moment we walked into the party,we were greeted by a wave of sound, showering us in MC's cover of 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life'. I think this will always be my favourite song from Glitter simply because of the memories it will bring back!

    We could see Mariah in the main room, chatting away with all her guests. Mick offered to introduce us, leading the three of us through the crowd towards her. I made a stop off at the bar ­ if ever I needed some Dutch courage, it would be now!!! Ash and Jack were introduced and had their pictures taken after a brief chat with her.

    I will hand over to Ash for a brief review of what mariah said to him...here you go
    Ash: Well Mariah be had a great chat about her fans,especially Regina from MariahDaily. She said she knew Reg and hoped that she would see her during the USA promotional tour. She also wanted to thank everyone that visits the Mariah Daily website and here is a special message from Mariah herself....

    "I will be nothing without a lot of you. You mean so much to me. Thank-you for everything. I love ya and appreciate ya."

    It was so amazing and the funny thing was mariah did actually meet Regina on the USA promo tour.  Now I will hand back to Carlos

    Mariah was quite busy playing hostess, so it was decided to wait until later for her to meet me. She welcomed all her guests and introduced many of the tracks from the album. Two ballads from Glitter ­ 'Lead The Way' and 'Never Too Far' were played. Both were very moving (espescially the latter) and were only more emotional on this amazing night!

    Mariah declared it was time to crack out the tunes for a party ­ how could we argue with the Diva herself?! The resident DJ was mixing up some amazing tracks, going between cuts from Glitter and R'n'B joints. Most of the guests were now dancing, including Mariah herself. At one point, she and her friend were singing and dancing right next to me! They looked like they were having a ball ­ I smiled as Mariah  happily rapped along to Da Brat's rhyme on 'Loverboy'! 'Don't Stop' (with Mystikal) ­ another track from Glitter - was also played as the party really took off.

    Eventually Mariah was making plans to leave. I was devastated! I had waited to be introduced to her all night and now it seemed I would lose my chance! Suddenly Mick appeared from nowhere ­ MY HERO!!! He whisked me over to Mariah as she was heading out and introduced us.  I was so nervous but the numerous cocktails had helped to calm my nerves! I came over and thanked her for everything, including the party and how much the fans appreciated it. She smiled back sweetly "Thank you so much.. no problem at all. Would you like a picture?"

    She put her arm round me and some pictures were taken. We smiled at each other, thanking her as I stood back to let her leave. As she passed by, I gave a little wave which she returned with another smile, mouthing 'bye' to me. Mariahs friend followed her out, where I complemented her belt. Shaped like hearts that ran round her waist.  She smiled back warmly and thanked me before heading for the limo outside.

      I could see Mariah from the window. She spoke to some fans waiting outside before leaving. Like all her friends and staff, Mariah was so gracious and a wonderful host the entire evening. Fan, friend or press, she spoke to anyone that approached her and was incredibly friendly. It was easily one of the best nights of my life! I'd like to take the time to thank Mariah for such an incredible night and most definetly all her staff at Virgin. Thanks to their support and kindness, I and many others had an amazing evening that I will never forget.     

    All the best
    Always
    Ashes & Carlos

    New Website
    Check out John's new website on Mariah by clicking here.

    Sony Stills Promotes Mariah in Japan
    Sony still owns the rights to Glitter in Japan and you can check out the page that Sony dedicated to Mariah and actually it's pretty nice, if you can understand Japanese. Click here to check it out and thanks to Dennis, from Visions and Daydreams, for this information.

    With Sam Goody Pre-Order
    If you pre-order Glitter at Sam Goody, you will get a poster of Mariah on the bike, that is pretty well known, according to a Virgin rep. Thanks to Chris for this information.

    Attention French Fans
    This is from Alina, from Paris, France.

    Yesterday i went to the Fnac (like Virgin) and i asked the day of release for Glitter in France, the guy knew the previous one, u know the 21st of August. I told him that this one wasn't right because of her breakdown...He gave me for free a pre-order of Glitter, (on which he had previously checked the day of release) a few weeks before i saw it in a shop at 100Fs. Thank God i didn't buy it at that time!

    Anyway french fans can go there and ask for the pre-order (in french bon de precommande) maybe they'll be lucky to get one. Inside there is written all the informations that a really fan needs to know about the promo on TV, magazines, radio internet.... so i'll give it to u. If u just can put this on ur next update. Thanks.

    Magazines:
    *this week:
    -tele cable satellite: MC on cover page 6-7
    -tele 7 jours: Alizee on cover MC page 22-23
    -voici page 26: (with a really sad pic MC crying but not the one from the movie i'll try to scan it by a friend but u'll have to wait)
    -VSD: loana on cover MC page 10-11-12-13

    For september, she'll be in: (they said on cover but i'm not sure)
    L'AFFICHE, R'N'B, NRJ LIVE MAG,Fan de, Perso...
    Still for september, interviewed for papers:
    Rap, le parisien, gala, starclub,le journal du dimanche,,jalouse et tetu + the other papers.

    Now on TV:
    On M6:
    week en special MC don't have the day yet so look for it on ur TV guide
    Hit Machine on september 8th
    Fan de special MC on september 8th
    + vite que la musique special MC september 8th
    M6 Awards november 19th

    On TF1:
    Journal tele begining of september
    A prime-time special MC in november
    NRJ Awards middle of january

    On France 3:
    journal tele 19/20 august 21st (i think it'll be canceled because Glitter won't be released that day, check TV Guide)
    On Arte:
    tracks begining of september

    On MCM:
    L'integrale all of MC video saturday 18th at 13:15
    monday 20th at 20:30
    wednesday 22nd at 13:30

    On LCI:
    Daniela Lumbroso begining of september

    On France 2:
    Tapis Rouge end of september

    I don't know if everything will be broadcast so check ur TV Guide to be sure.

    Other
    a virgin atlantic plane with the colors of Glitter!!
    a subway station decorated (nothing more about that )

    Internet
    MSN chat with MC.

    I give u my email if u want more informations or to become my pen-pal:
    lovemcnyc@noos.fr


    VIDEO TO CARRY CAREY'S MOVIE CLIPS
    No video for new single? No problem!

    (Aug. 15, 2001) *As has been widely reported in the media, Mariah Carey hasn't been herself lately. She hasn't even been able to shoot a video for the second single from her "Glitter" album. Even though she didn't shoot a video for "Never Too Far," there is a video. The piece was assembled using footage from Carey's upcoming film "Glitter," according to a spokesperson for Virgin Records. Carey is "doing great," spokesperson Cindi Berger said Monday (August 13). She again declined to predict when the singer might be able to return to work, however.

    Source: EURWEB.com

    A Lil Info About Mariah's Official Site
    Tony AKA BreakBreakdown, webmaster of Mariah: Flying Free , sent me this info:

    I went to MC's official site, and it looks like they're putting the song lyrics to all her songs on her albums, starting from rainbow and butterfly, and working their way backwards. whats cool is that they even have the lyrics to her remixes, with the raps.

    Mariah On E! News Daily Tuesday Night
    I got this e-mail from Eric about Mariah on E! News Daily:

    Today (August 14th, 2001) on E! News Daily, they featured Mariah Carey on the segment called E!'s Entertainment Brief...Steve Kmetko mentioned due to all the photographers and paparazzi, Mariah has gone back to her own home. Steve also mentioned, Mariah's reps have not confirmed the move, but who knows??? I think she should be at her home with her Mother

    Lyrics To The Chorus Of Don't Stop
    Randi was a nice lamb and wrote down the chorus to Don't Stop for us. Here are the lyrics:

    Don't stop baby
    It's ecs-ta-cy
    Turn me up a little higher baby
    I'm about to do
    Everything you wanna do
    Being into you

    Don't stop baby
    It's ecs-ta-cy
    Turn me up a little higher baby
    I'm about to do
    Everything you wanna do
    I just want to love you

    August 16, 2001...

    Never Too Far Premieres Tomorrow
    Don't forget that Never Too Far, Mariah's new video, will premiere on TRL tomorrow!

    Mariah on Access Hollywood tonight
    Check out Mariah on Access Hollywood tonight. Also, it is believe she will be on EXTRA!

    Never Too Far Gets 130 Adds
    Mariah Carey's latest single "Never Too Far" has over 130 adds at radio!
    ONE OF THE MOST ADDED SONGS AT MAINSTREAM AC, TOP FORTY, RHYTHM/CROSSOVER WITH OVER 130 ADDS!
    [posted 8/14/2001]

    Source:
    Thanks to Alan for this information from Virgin Records.

    Glitter Billboard
    If you watch TRL now, you can check out a huge Glitter billboard in the background, Alan tells me. It's the album cover and it says September 21st on it.

    Testimony
    Mariah was on BET's Testimony two nights ago and it was a pretty cool special. I liked the beginning when they showed the edits of her preparing for the interview and whatnot. If you missed the special, you can check out "Mariah on TV" for when it reairs again. Also, you can check out BET.com for exclusive clips of her Testimony.

    Mariah Carey Diary on MTV
    Deion told me that MTV's Diary with Mariah Carey will still air on August 21st because they showed some footage of it. So Entertainment Tonight was wrong on that one and we are all happy they were!

    New Pics
    Alan sent me two new pics of Mariah from her photo shoot earlier this year. Plus, there is two lovely new photos of MC, one courtesy of JC and the Cosmopolitan cover is courtesy of Will, from Mariah Carey World News Organitzation. Plus, Ashley sent me the scans from the brand new Black Beat magazine, that features new pictures of Mariah in it. Finally, Shino from Love Love Jack and Sabrina sent me some promotional images from their neck of the woods, Japan and Germany. Check them out in Gallery 5.

    Cosmo Cover
    I mentioned above that the scan of the Cosmopolitan is in Gallery 5. Laura tells me that it is the UK edition of the magazine and it came out yesterday. It has three page spread on Mariah and inside there are some nice pics, I am told and a great Glitter review.

    Don't Stop Lyrics
    Michelle, from Mariah's UK Lambs, sent me the lyrics to Don't Stop. Where they are blank spots, she couldn't figure out what was being said. Also, thanks to Laura for also sending me the lyrics. Check them out in the Glitter Lyric Page.

    Loverboy Officially Gold in the USA
    Also notable is the gold certification, also for 500,000 U.S. copies shipped, for Mariah Carey's "Loverboy" single. The single jumped 60-2 on The Billboard Hot 100 the week after it was released as a commercial single, with sales driven by a Virgin promotion offering the CD for a bargain-priced 49 cents. "Loverboy," currently No. 9 in its ninth week on the chart, is the first single from Carey's Virgin debut, "Glitter."

    As previously reported, the album was pushed back from its originally scheduled Aug. 21 release date to Sept. 11, while Twentieth Century Fox pushed back the U.S. opening of the film of the same name, which features Carey in her first starring role, to Sept. 21.

    The moves came after the artist checked into a treatment facility to recover from an emotional and physical breakdown, said to have been brought on by a heavy work schedule. She has since left the facility, and is under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location.

    Source:
    Thanks to everyone who sent me this article from Billboard.com

    Mariah Carey gets ready for battle.
    PAINTED LADY: Time will only tell if Mariah Carey will be promoting her upcoming film, Glitter. As you might recall, the singer recently left the hospital, where she was being treated for her breakdown. So while we wish her the best and look forward to catching the flick, a beauty trend may also be emerging from the set. Women's Wear Daily spoke with the Glitter's makeup artist Kristofer Buckle about the lead character's defining "mark." Throughout the movie, Mariah sports a paint swatch -- a streak of silver color somewhere on her body -- usually on her shoulder. Said Buckle, "The slash is about fighting for individuality; it's an empowerment thing ... It's her war paint. It's what she wears when she has to be a star." Will this trend be as sticky as last year's fascination with face/eye glitter? This fashionista thinks it's best left in movie world.

    Source:
    Thanks to Heartbrkr1802 for this article from Seventeen.com

    Glitter Reviews
    Mssfijunke sent me two reviews for Glitter, one being for the soundtrack and one for the movie from Cosmogirl...

    Watch out Christina!
    Mariah, the queen of the high notes, is back with her eigth album! The latest is also the soundtrack for her new movie, Glitter. Her divaness mixes up disco, hip hop, and rock-- all set for steaming up the dance floor!
    Best Song:
    "Last night a dj saved my life" is a groovy remake of an '80s classic hit! It's rating on what kind of an album it is: Body movin' and Girl Power
    Starring : Mariah Carey and Max Beesley
    Mariah Carey appears in her first starring role as Billie Frank-- An aspiring pop star. Billie thinks there's little chance she'll make it--until she meets Julian "DJ Dice" (Beesley). After he becomes her producer (and boyfriend), Billie frank is soon a household name! Its ratings on type of movie it is : Great music, and Chick Flick

    Mariah on VH1
    Diana told me that there is some text from the interview on with Mariah recently plus some audio files at VH1's Fanclub website on Mariah. Check it out...

    Mariah's Admission That Life Was Tough
    World Entertainment News Network--Just one week before she was went into hospital fighting an emotional breakdown, MARIAH CAREY admitted she was finding life difficult. The BUTTERFLY singer granted an in-depth interview to America's cable network BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION, and spoke candidly about her daily struggles to keep on top of her life. She said, "I'm much happier as a person in my skin than I ever was but I'm in a really crazy, hectic time right now. "There are still elements from the past that enter and make things difficult, but that's just the way it is. For me it's more about, even at the worst moment, acknowledging and giving thanks for what I am." One thing from the past which she still struggles to come to terms with is her marriage to TOMMY MOTTOLA, which she says was very restrictive. She says, "I didn't go to clubs with my friends, I couldn't, it wasn't allowed, so I didn't experience what other people do when you become famous. "I grew up with such a free spirit and then to suddenly have this fame and not be able to experience it, I lived vicariously through this girl on TV. Some days were fun, others were not too fun."

    Source:
    Thanks to Charm728 for this article from InfoBeat.

    Mariah's Greatest TV Moments
    Mariah's Greatest TV Moments will air on August 29th at 11 am on VH1!!

    Note From Regina...
    I am very sorry I did not update the site yesterday but a family emergency happen and I needed to go help out my brother right away. The problem is not going to go away for a while, so if the site is not updated one or two days this upcoming week, you know there was an important reason why not. Thanks for understanding!

    August 14, 2001...

    Never Too Far Premieres Friday on TRL
    The Never Too Far video, Mariah's latest single, will be premiering on TRL this Friday. Carson announced it on today's show and thanks to Noloc78 for this information.

    Mariah Carey Hasn't Shot New Video
    Mariah Carey hasn't been in any shape to shoot a video recently, but there's a new one coming anyway.

    A video assembled using footage from Carey's movie, "Glitter," will accompany "Never Too Far," the second single from her upcoming Glitter album, according to a spokesperson for Virgin Records.

    Carey is recovering from what her spokesperson said was "a physical and emotional breakdown" that left her hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic for two weeks and caused her to cancel all public appearances. Last week, release dates for her movie and album were pushed back to September.

    Carey is "doing great," spokesperson Cindi Berger said Monday (August 13). She again declined to predict when the singer might be able to return to work, however.

    The "Never Too Far" video will include footage of Carey's character in the movie performing the single onstage, according to Virgin. Carey plays a troubled singer in early '80s New York.

    "Never Too Far," an adult-contemporary, slow-jam love song that boasts an emotive performance from Carey, bears little resemblance to the first single from Glitter, the sample-fueled dance track "Loverboy."

    "Too painful to talk about it, so I hold it in/ So my heart can mend and be brave enough to love again," Carey sings on "Never Too Far" over a bed of synthesized strings, gentle drums and Spanish-style guitar.

    Virgin has already released the "Never Too Far" video, and has begun promoting the single, according to a label spokesperson. There are no plans yet for a commercial release of the single, the spokesperson said.

    For a full interview with Mariah Carey, check out "Mariah Carey: Under Pressure."

    Source:
    Taken from MTV.com

    Lovely Glitter Review
    A nightingale in trouble of late, Mariah Carey's private traumas have come close to over-shadowing what is to be her first album as part of her new, multi-million dollar record deal with the Virgin label. Luckily, Ms C is tougher than her sugar-candy looks would suggest and Glitter is every bit the diva singing from her perch high above the competition. The first single from the set, Loverboy , has already dropped although, given the arsenal Glitter provides, there are plenty of tracks here to hit the sweet spot again and again. The album will accompany the film of the same name, although this is no mere soundtrack. Instead Glitter sparkles with all the beguiling individuality that helps make Mariah Carey such an interstellar avatar.

    Source:
    Thanks to Alan for this article taken from HMV

    The Soundfiles
    Several of you have written in giving me your opinions on what to do with the soundfiles. Someone suggested putting them on a password sealed site, so only people with the password would be able to access them and someone else suggested adding a spoiler to the song, so it would mess up the song and wouldn't be great burning quality! I heard of someone who already has the cd and maybe the soundfiles will be coming out sooner then we thought.

    Glitter Release Dates/Single News
    Ashes, from Rainbow Princess, sent me some information from his Virgin contact.

  • Glitter Album Release Dates:
    USA...September 11th
    UK/Europe...September 10th
    Japan/Southeast Asia...August 21st.
  • Second Single Details:
    USA/Germany...Never Too Far
    UK...Don't Stop

    Nivea jumps from `Danger Nivea jumps from `Danger
    NEW YORK   Teaming with a rap superstar in a booty-shaking video isn't the most conventional way for an R&B/pop-star-in-training to make her debut. But it worked for Nivea (aka Nivea Hamilton). Having paired with labelmate Mystikal on ``Danger,'' the 19-year-old songstress is ready to release her eponymous debut for Jive Records.

        ``I had just signed  1/8with Jive 3/8 a month before we did that,'' Nivea says. `` `Danger' was the last song to make his album. The Neptunes presented the hook to me, and I sang it   it took 10-12 minutes.

        ``No one expected it to be as big as it was because it wasn't originally supposed to be a single,'' the singer adds. ``The DJs were making it hot, so they had to do a clean version and a video. I owe a lot of thanks to Mystikal, because every televised performance he did, he wanted me there.''

        While the song was a success   it hit No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and introduced the singer to audiences nationwide   Nivea had no idea how risque ``Danger'' would be.

        ``No one knew what  1/8Mystikal 3/8 was going to write about,'' she says. ``Pharrell  1/8Williams of the Neptunes 3/8 just told me the hook. 1/8The label 3/8 was afraid because that's not my image, and they didn't want to market me that way. So if you notice in the video, I'm not with the other girls. I'm always by myself, and what I'm saying is nothing nasty.''

        After watching Mariah Carey perform, a 7-year-old Nivea realized her true calling. ``I was watching `The Arsenio Hall Show,' and Mariah was performing `Vision of Love,' `` the singer recalls. ``The way she projected her voice, she just had so much power. I knew then that I wanted to make people feel the way she made me feel. I bought all her albums and learned all the songs. That's all I would do all day long   sing Mariah Carey songs..."

    Source:
    Thanks to Tom for this article from Billboard.com

    Message From A Fan
    Here is what Felipe sent me...

    VERY IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MARIAH FANS ALL AROUND THE WORLD:
    HI everyone. Since I´m a Mariah fan since the Rainbow album and I live in Colombia this is the first single in which I ´m really supporting Mariah to get her to number one. This is why I´m doing everything I can to make Loverboy # 1. Still I can´t buy singles to help her in the Sales part of the Billboard charts I´m doing a lot of things. I´m very disappointed in the reactions I´ve read from fans when Loverboy moved from two to nine. I found people saying :"Our work is done" or "We couldn´t make it with this one" or "Loverboy was a sure flop at least we got it to number two" or "Loverboy doesn´t matter now". When I read this I was like Oh My God why do they say this. I remember when Loverboy was like for 7 weeks between the 50 and 60 places. Then everyone said: Let´s show everyone what we can do; Let´s show Tommy Mottola he cannot deal with us; Everyone go buy singles. When people were thinking that way we got Loverboy up 58 places, we made it #1 in the RnB Hip Hop Chart for two weeks, we got it as Greatest Gainer Sales for three weeks in a row, it has sold almost half a million copies. The last single that did that in the Billboard Charts was Madonna with Don´t Tell Me. Please, when people were thinking positively we got Mariah in the Top 5 of Trl and in the Bet countdown. If you come and tell me that campaigns and positivity don´t work I´ll show you Loverboy status and you´ll have to reconsider your position. What´s happening now people?¡If we didn´t give up when Mariah wasn´t even in the top 50 of the Billboard hot 100 why are we giving up now that she is still in the top 10. People, the reason why Mariah was passed by Destiny´s Child was because they had a better shot being in the top ten when Mariah was in the top 60. Now we are in the top ten, now we have a lot more possibilities. People if we do what we did in the second week Loverboy was in the top of the Billboard charts we can get her to number one easily. The problem is that you think the fight is over but that´s not true. This is the moment when we have to get all we got and support Mariah. This is the worst moment to give up. This is the moment when we need more support. Even though Mariah is going possibly down next week in the Billboard charts if we work in this campaign from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 and more than that we´ll see the result in a possible number one for the chart posted Thurday 23 not 16. So don´t be upset if she goes down this week and wait for our results next week. Every first single of a Mariah album (not recopilatory, christmas or other things) has gone to number one. It´s a tradition and we cannot give up and leave when we have one of the most pathetic things a single could have in the Billboard charts: peak position number two. Tommy Mottola is just so happy that HE was the one to block Mariah and he is doing it again with the album (he is releasing it in Japan at the 18th of August so people won´t have expectation for the album). WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!! Let´s do it!!!!!! So this is my campaign LOVERBOY #1. If you want to help and get in this campaign mail me PLEASE. I need fans from around the world to help me not only from the US. Fans outside the US when you mail me to get in the campaign I´ll show you how to help. PLEASE I need tons of people. You´ll just have to do what I tell you to do so we can help Mariah in the most effective way. Please I need you to mail me to know with how many poeple I´m counting in this campaign. Mail me to estefan@cable.net.co. PLEASE SUPPORT MARIAH. LOVERBOY will be Mariah´s 16th number 1. Thank You very very very Much

    Poll on Mariah
    Gina, from Chicago Mariah Carey, found the following poll at Kiss 103.5 in Chicago and it seems that non-Mariah fans are in the lead. Please go vote for MC and the current results are...

    What do think of the media coverage of Mariah Carey's hospitalization?
    Don't care, not a big Mariah fan. 42.42 %
    Overdone, let her resolve her problems in peace. 34.55 %
    Pretty fair, she's always played to the press. 13.94 %
    Tabloid trash, as usual. 9.09 %

    Mariah's Feeling More Secure in City
    Mariah Carey is taking more baby steps back to mental health. The pop star has returned to the city, we hear.

    Last Tuesday, Carey quietly checked out of Connecticut's Silver Hill hospital, where she had been recovering from a physical and emotional breakdown. After that, she spent several days resting at the Westchester spread of her mother, Patricia. But Carey and her handlers may feel the security there leaves something to be desired. Twice now, cops have busted a paparazzo for trespassing on the property.

    In need of a tough doorman, the singer is now installed in her $13 million Tribeca condo, according to a source. Carey had been staying at nearby hotels while her pad was undergoing renovation. (She was at the Tribeca Grand on July 25, the night that her mother called 911 to rescue her injured, plate-smashing daughter.)

    Seeking privacy, Carey has apparently decided the condo is fit to live in.

    Carey's spokeswoman, Cindi Berger, would not comment on her client's whereabouts or when she'll be ready to take part in the promotion of her movie "Glitter" (due out Sept. 21) and its CD (due out Sept. 11.)

    While she is still under a doctor's care, Carey "is doing much better," said Berger.

    Source:
    Thanks to Nini for this article from the NY Daily News

    Mariah Carey: Up Close
    After selling 140 million recordings in a career that just passed the first decade mark, singer/songwriter/producer Mariah Carey is moving into the movie business. Four years ago, she conceptualized a musical fable she calls Glitter, and now she is bringing it to life on film and with an album that ranks among her soulful best.

    Glitter tells the story of a young multi-race singer who overcomes issues of abandonment from her mother while embarking on an exciting yet precarious journey to superstardom. Also weaving a love story set against the backdrop of the legendary New York club scene (circa 1982), Glitter provides Carey with a snug-as-a-glove big screen showcase perfect for introducing her in the acting arena. The movie also stars Terrence Howard (The Best Man) and Max Beesley (The Match), and was directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall (Gridlock'd). Though Carey had a small role as an opera singer in the comedy The Bachelor, Glitter is her first starring film vehicle.

    The accompanying album, which also marks her debut on Virgin Records, inaugurates a multi-million dollar contract that is the most ever paid a single artist per album in pop music history (reportedly $23 million per album x 4). The last time this kind of story was covered was also at Virgin when Janet Jackson signed in 1992. Having both of these divas on the same label - not to mention hot on the trail Aaliyah on subsidiary Blackground - begs the question as to how to handle things when all three have new releases in the marketplace.

    Mark Boyd, VP of urban promotions Virgin Records, states, "I wouldn't call it a struggle, but a healthy challenge - and a very time consuming one. A lot of people would love to be in the position of working two superstar artists as opposed to breaking in new ones. They are label mates who share a lot of the same fan base. Janet is on tour while Mariah is simultaneously working a film and her first album for the company. Strategically, we try to spread them out as much as possible."

    Though the album has some amazing pop and adult contemporary ballads, it is easily Carey's most urban-friendly album thanks to samples of '80s soul hits and a proliferation of hip hop stars. "Everybody knows Mariah as a balladeer," Boyd says, "but she's young and has many rap stars as personal friends. Because of this, she is very unique. This is her personal taste in music. None of this is contrived. She knows how to lay her vocals and then get just the right rap artist to compliment the record." While a number of the songs on the album are in the movie, there is still some hesitation at press time as to whether they want to classify this album as a soundtrack or a Mariah Carey album. However, Ms. Carey has stated that she feels Glitter is her favorite album since 1997's ultra-personal Butterfly.

    The first single, "Loverboy," which liberally uses a hook from funk band Cameo's 1985 hit, "Candy," is available in two mixes, both of which are on the album. The original version features Cameo members Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins reprising their distinctive vocal licks. This is a sweet gesture in that Mariah has often sampled or replayed familiar hooks. It's great to see her reaching back and including the original artists in her revision this time.

    Even hotter is the "Loverboy (Remix)," which features rap stars Ludacris and Da Brat, plus newcomers Twenty II & Shawnna. Both versions were co-produced by Mariah with Clark Kent and have their own videos (directed by David La Chapelle).

    The remaining ten songs are keenly balanced between stellar balladry and star-studded uptempos. Here is a breakdown:
    1. "If We" - This is the most intriguing of the uptempo songs. It's an original composition of Mariah's that melds a nursery rhyme melody to a reggae rhythm lilt. She co-produced it with Damizza, but most interestingly it features hip hop stars Ja Rule and Nate Dogg.

    2. "Never Too Far" - Hands down, this is the across the boards smash of the album. It's a sweeping ballad with cinema written all over it - easily a closing credits contender to send audiences home on cloud nine. It's a very moving performance, co-produced by Mariah with Jam & Lewis.

    3. "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" - This is an update of trumpeter Tom Browne's #1-for-four-weeks smash "Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.)" from the summer of 1980, which featured Chaka Khan sound-a-like, Toni Smith. Mariah has rewritten the words and handles Toni's vocalizations with aplomb, but the real star of this track is special guest Mystikal who dominates the piece, handling all of the verses in his irreverent, in your face style. It was co-produced by DJ Clue.

    4. "Lead the Way" - This is another standout ballad, one that begins with just piano and voice, then builds. Though it has all the pop mastery that you'd expect from a Walter Afanasieff co-production, the assistance of Jam & Lewis and their longtime collaborator "Big Jim" Wright lends a soulful gospel reverence to the piece.

    5. "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" - This is a cover of the 1982 club smash by the trio Indeep. Mariah's version, masterfully co-produced by DJ Clue, pumps with funky, guitar-driven energy and features rappers Busta Rhymes and Fabolous.

    6. "Twister" - This is the deepest, darkest piece of the album and among Carey's most poignant compositions ever. "Twister" is the nickname of a friend who, apparently, committed suicide or indulged in self-destructive habits. Over shimmering electric piano chord changes clearly influenced by the work of Stevie Wonder, Mariah sings, "She was kind of fragile and / Had a lot to grapple with / But basically she kept it all inside..." (co-produced by Mariah with Jam & Lewis and "Big Jim" Wright).

    7. "All My Life" - Got funk? Mariah brings it on with this Rick James collaboration. The track - using live instruments and patented RJ signatures like handclaps and synth pulses - is "the sexy one" of this bunch as Rick and Mariah trade flirtatious come-ons and asides throughout. The layers of lead, background and spoken vocal parts get a little busy in spots, but the groove is hella tight. Déjà vu...

    8. "Want You" - This is a mid-tempo number that features singer Eric Benét, who also has a role in the film (NO, he's not her love interest). Mariah co-produced this with Jam & Lewis.

    9. "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" - This is a cover of soul singer Cherrelle's Top 10 R&B hit from 1984, which was among Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis' first successes as a production team. Jam & Lewis co-produced this remake with Mariah, utilizing the identical rhythm track of Cherrelle's version, with new flourishes using the exact same drum machine and synthesizers from back in the day. Listen for Mariah shadowing Jimmy Jam's synth solo near the end.

    10. "Reflections (Care Enough)" - This is an introspective slow number, also penned by Mariah and co-produced by Jam & Lewis. Interestingly, Mariah already has another film coming next year - a co-starring role in Wise Girls, with Mira Sorvino. But for now, it's all about Glitter and the next level of supernovadom that is expected to follow. She will embark on a promotional tour of seven major markets starting the first week of August. Also, look for Mariah on an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (tentatively scheduled for August 20th) and on the Teen Choice Awards (check local listings).

    Glitter - The Album, in-stores August 21st. (Note: Changed to Sept. 11th)
    Glitter - The Movie, opens August 31st. (Note: Changed to Sept. 21st)
    - A. Scott Galloway, The Urban Network

    Source:
    Thanks to Nini for this article from Kiss 95.7, member of Clear Entertainment.

    Glitter Release Jan 2002 in Belgian
    Gilles, from Heroes Of Mariah, tells me that the new Belgian release date is January 16, 2002. This information comes from the Belgian distributor for Glitter (the movie). All I can say is that it really stinks that everyone can't see it on September 21st.

    Beyonce Sings Mariah In The Shower
    Josh told me that in the new Nickelodeon magazine (September issue) it says the following in a Destiny Child interview

    What do you sing in the shower?
    Kelly: "Lookin' For Love [In All The Wrong Places.]
    Beyonce: Mariah Carey songs- "Vision Of Love."
    Michelle: Lately, I love Chicago, and I've been
    singing "Hard To Say I'm Sorry." That's like the ultimate song.

    Glitter Lyrics
    Michelle, from Star Mariah, told me that Glitter is a featured album on Leonie's Lyric Page. They have the lyrics, except the two we need, which are Don't Stop and If We.

    Mariah Still Can Make #1
    Gilles, from Heroes Of Mariah, sent me the following information...
    The record of Mariah is not lost, 'cause the record is that she had a single number 1 in the Billboard each year since the past 10 consecutive years. So, as 2001 is not over yet, the record is not lost until December the 31st at 23h59m59s. But of course Mariah will make a single number 1 in the Billboard before the end of the year. But at this moment what is important to us is that Mariah is ok.

    Message From A Fan (Part 1)
    This is from Mike...

    ATTENTION ALL MARIAH FANS #2:
    Yesterday, a message was posted on Mariah Daily asking every Mariah fan to go out and buy at least two more copies of "Loverboy". I would just like to personally thank everyone is doing this for Mariah because I know that she will greatly appreciate.

    This message has been very effective. I have received over 25 responses by Mariah fans telling me that they would go out and buy at least 2 more copies of "Loverboy". One boy even told me that he bought 50 copies of the .49 cent single!!! Please keep buying more copies so we can get "Loverboy" to number 1!!

    However, I would just like to let you know that I am pretty sure that Billboard tallies the totals of singles sold from Friday - Monday. They are then tallied on Tuesday and Wednesday and then posted on Thursday. So, if this is true, do not except "Loverboy" to go to number 1 this week, however, next Thursday, expect it to!!

    Please, don't stop buying this single. I received an email from someone and they told me that the 2-song version of "Loverboy" is a new Mariah collectable and is very valuable. So go out and by 1 copy for your house, 1 for your car, and 1 for your Mariah collection!!!

    Thanks a lot!! Let's get "Loverboy" to number 1!!!

    Message From A Fan (Part 2)
    For anyone buying the Loverboy single to help Mariah's sale, Fernando would like the 8 track single and is willing to pay for it. If you would like to help him out, you can contact him at...ferdy_spain@hotmail.com

    Mariah At Teen Choice Awards
    Mariah was suppose to be at the Teen Choice Awards that took place two nights ago but due to her recent struggles, she could not make it. Carrot Top thought it would be funny to make a joke out of the whole situation, so he brought Mariah along and well, you will see what I mean by clicking here. Sadly I lost the info on who sent me this link!!

    Glitter Contest
    This is what Janet sent me:
    Just wanted to let you know that I was just given an article out of the Sunday paper about Glitter. It says:

    Are you Mariah's biggest fan, prove it  Aug. 14, 2001  6 PM at the Macy's in Springfiel Mall in Virginia.  sing, recite a poem,dance, whatever expresses your love for MC.  If you win, you get a fantasy trip to meet Mariah.  Also it says to enter for a 4day 3 night in Beverly hills a special screening of Glitter.  You have to enter that one by 8-22-01 in the juniors department.

    New Pic
    Check out Mariah on the cover of Tele CableSatellite, courtesy of Mariah Fanclub, in Gallery #5. Plus Bernard sent me a larger scan of a picture we have all seen before but the larger scan is so beautiful and you should all check it out.

    *MORE* New Pics
    Maz told me you can check out a Swedish article, that includes brand new pics of Mariah by clicking here.

    Mariah's Demands
    Sara told me that you can check out a complete list on what Mariah needs backstage. It also includes a form on when lunch and dinner should be served and what time Mariah's dressing room should be prepared. Click Here to check it out.


    Mariah in Entertainment Weekly
    I got EW in the mail today, and Mariah is on the top corner of the cover. It's the August 17th issue, and the title reads "This Week In Celeb Rehab". There is a small paragraph about Mariah, as well as a small picture that we've all seen, on page 8. Here's what it says about MC:

    Drugs and alcohol aren't the only culprits. After months of nonstop activity, exhausted songstress Mariah Carey, 31, continues her stay at Connecticut's Silver Hill Hospital for a reported psychological and emotional breakdown, with no release date announced so far. A spokeswoman says, "We're taking it one day at a time."

    Obviously this is old news, cuz Mariah is out of the hospital, but maybe it was reported before she was released. "Ya neva know." That's media for ya.

    MARIAH MOVIE SOUNDTRACK MOVED
    Carey's new set delayed along with film.
    (Aug. 13, 2001) Speaking of delays, "Glitter" the movie will not shine on its original release date. Word has it that Mariah Carey's album, also called "Glitter," has been delayed as well. Her CD, a soundtrack to the film, was supposed to hit stores on August 21, but has been pushed back to September 11. For those keeping score, that's September 11, for the disc and September 21, for the film. Carey is currently resting after being released from a Connecticut hospital last Tuesday.

    Source: EURWEB.com

    Mariah Album Out In September
    Troubled Diva Delays Release Date

    13 August 2001, 05:15 PM
    In yet another setback to her recent troubles, Mariah Carey has pushed back the release of her forthcoming album Glitter to 10 September, following her emotional breakdown and treatment in a clinic.

    In an official statement, Nancy Berry, vice chairman, Virgin Music Group Worldwide said: "Mariah is looking forward to being able to participate in both her album and movie projects and we are hopeful that this new soundtrack release date will allow her to do so. She has been making great recovery progress, and continues to grow stronger every day. Virgin Music Worldwide continues to give its absolute commitment and support to Mariah on every level."

    The soundtrack album, which accompanies Mariah's debut movie of the same name, features 11 recordings including guest appearances from Mystikal, Nate Dogg, Ja Rule, Busta Rhymes, and DJ Clue, as well as producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Glitter opens in cinemas across the US on 21 September, followed by a release date in the UK later in the year.

    Pre-order your copy of Glitter from Q4music by clicking here.

    Source: Q4music.com

    CAREY TESTIFIES ON BET
    Singer interviewed just before breakdown.

    (Aug. 13, 2001) Before the hospitalization, the recovery, and the delays, Mariah Carey did an interview with BET talking about her career ups and downs. The interview was taped a week before Carey suffered an emotional and physical breakdown and checked into a hospital. BET is showing the revealing interview on "BET Testimony: Mariah Carey," which will repeat tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 8 p.m. ET.

    Source: EURWEB.com

    Article on Mariah's Nephew
    Justen sent me a link to an article in the Boston Globe about Mariah's Nephew (not her cousin) Shawn. If you wanna check it out, you can read it by clicking here

    August 13, 2001...


    New Soundfiles
    Yesterday night, Capital FM premired the full version of Don't Stop (thanks Laura) and you can click here to download it. Sadly, I lost the information on who made this, so hopefully that person can let me know on that!

    Plus, I made soundfiles of the full 24/7 show that aired on Saturday. I seriously thought someone would make video files of it since it featured new Glitter movie clips and new parts from the Glitter songs but it seems, noone has yet. I can't make video files but Alex made close to 100 screen caps (check Gallery 5 for those) and I made soundfiles of the show. I really suggest downloading it because it is a great interview and it features new clips from the Glitter soundtrack. When she sings Reflections, she is at the piano playing it, from the movie and during Lead The Way, Mariah is in the studio singing it. The other parts are taken from the movie itself where you hear the music, I believe except Loverboy! Plus, in one part, Billie shows up Silk and proves to Dice that she is a fake and sings All My Life in acapella. Plus, when she sings Never Too Far, it is from the movie also and yu can hear everyone at the "Garden" cheering for her. It's really cool..check it out!

    Click here to download the first soundfile of 24/7: Total Access!
    (Mariah in the studio and some clips of Glitter)
    Click here to download the second soundfile of 24/7: Total Access!
    (Basically Mariah on Glitter set and clips of Glitter)

    **These soundfiles will only remain up for a few days. Make sure you download them as soon as possible!**

    MARIAH GETS BOOK #1
    Last monday I sent the first book to Mariah containing over 1000 messages from her fans to get well and this weekend, it has been confirmed that she DID GET IT!! YAAAAHH! All the lambs are really excited and I just had to add this here because I seriously hope we have all cheered her up with the well wishes!! Book #2 was received today and will be sent to Mariah ASAP! (as soon as possible). Book #3 will be sent sometime later this week and Book #4 is starting to get worked on!

    Glitter Soundfiles=August 18th??
    As many of you have heard, the Glitter soundtrack will be released in Japan on August 18th and at that moment, all the soundfiles from Glitter will be hitting the net. The problem I am faced with is, whether or not to add the soundfiles to Daily. Pretty much all the people that visit Daily, will buy the album on September 11th, no doubt about that but there might be a few people that will just burn the cd and call it quits! We don't want to affect Mariah's sales of course, because we all want to support her 100%. So, I added a poll on the right about the situation to see what you guys want. I know I personally want to hear all the soundfiles on August 18th because I am dying to hear the full length versions but at the same time, I will be buying the Glitter soundtrack on September 11th too. I am thinking about adding the soundfiles for only 2-3 days and then removing them. So at least the real fans can get them, IF they want to, and they won't be on the site for a long period of time! Here are the last polls results:

    Are you upset about the Glitter Soundtrack's new release date?
    Very Upset (284) 51%
    No, waited this long, can wait some more! (263) 48%
    Total Votes: 547
    Plus, there is a new Pic O' The Week and Quote O' The Week.

    Mariah on TV Tonight
    Don't forget to check out E! News Daily, Extra and Access Hollywood tonight. Mariah is expected to be on all those entertainment shows!

    Mariah's Competition
    Chris, sent are the artists that Mariah will be up against when her cd is released next month. I don't think that she has much to worry about though...

    Sept 4th -
    System of A Down

    Sept 11th -
    MARIAH, Babyface. Handsome Devil, Slayer, Ben Folds, Bob Dylan, Jamiroquai, Nine Days, Michael W. Smith

    Sept 18th - Macy Gray, Tori Amos

    New Pics
    Asma, from Miss Mariah Carey, took the brand new pic from yesterday and combined the two pieces into one and it came out very nice. Plus, Nacho sent me scans from a Spanish magazine and Shino, from Love Love Jack, sent me two lovely Mariah pics. Finally, Ashes, from Rainbow Princess, sent me two pictures of Mariah that his friend and him took with her last month, which she was in London! Check it all out in Gallery 5.

    Lead The Way Longer Version?
    Karlos made a longer clip of Lead The Way that features the preview from the Jukebox, middle from a spanish radio station, part of the trailor and the end from Z100. It's called the Lead The Way Mixdown and you can check it out by clicking here.

    Never Too Far Album Version
    I recently got the promo of Never Too Far from a VERY kind Virgin employee and I noticed that we have all been listening to the radio edit and NOT the album version. The album version has a longer intro and therefor, I made a soundfile of the full song. Check it out by clicking here.

    CNN Interview
    Kellie was very kind and typed out the entire CNN World Beat Interview for us all and here it is....

    Host: Before the Breakdown. Mariah Carey's exclusive World Beat interview. The pop diva was in the middle of promoting her new album and the soundtrack to her new movie, "Glitter", when she was hospitalized.

    (Video clip of "Emotions")

    Interviewer: Not many artists can declare domination over an entire decade.

    (Video clip of "Love Takes Time")

    As the most successful female artists of the 90's, Mariah Carey can. She signed her first record contract at the tender age of seventeen.

    (Video clip of "Thank God I Found You")

    And rewards faith in her talent with a string of fifteen #1 hits and global album sales of above 80 million.

    (Video clip of "Always Be My Baby")

    But after her formidable track record with Columbia Records, Carey recently signed an 80 million dollar, four-album deal with Virgin Records.

    (Video clip of "Loverboy")

    But the first single, Loverboy, did not match Carey's formidable track record. It hovered around the 60 mark on the US singles charts until a huge price cut boosted it to #2.

    (Clips of the Long Island in-store visit)

    During an emotional visit to a record store on Long Island, Carey told me about both her passion for music and her frustration with the music business.

    (Video clip of "I Don't Wanna Cry")

    Mariah: Basically I started singing when I started talking. And music, it's just like, it's been my saving grace my whole life.

    I feel like I definitely have grown musically since I first began but also some of the songs I wrote, like from my first album, I wrote some of those songs in high school.

    (Video clip of "Love Takes Time")

    There are certain songs that I still love and think it's some of the best things I've done, so, but now that I have more control over what I do as a creative "entity", um, I just feel like it's more fun, and it's a great way to release a lot of tension. Music in general has always been that for me.

    (Video clip of the "Heartbreaker" fight scene)

    I feel really blessed and proud of the fact that I've been able to work with so many different people.

    (Video clip of "Endless Love" with Luther Vandross)

    I mean collaborating with people from, like, Pavarotti to someone like Jay-Z.

    (Video clip of Jay-z's part in "Heartbreaker")

    And also Whitney Houston.

    (Video clip of "When You Believe")

    I don't even wanna single people off cause there's so many people.

    I have videos that I've done that I completely hate, and then I have ones that remind me of things that make me sad sometimes, and then there are ones that I know that I had a lot of fun making, like "Honey".

    (Video clip of "Honey")

    Loverboy, the new video, was fun even though it was in the desert and it was hot and everything else!

    (Video clip of "Loverboy")

    Um, you know because it's from "Glitter", it's close to my heart.

    With the soundtrack from "Glitter" it's interesting because people keep saying that it's an auto-biographical movie and it totally isn't.

    (Clips of the "Glitter" trailer)

    I was writing songs for specific scenes in the movie and the character I play is named Billie, and Billie is taken away from her mother at an early age and she has to go live in a foster home, and basically her art as a character, thus the title "Glitter". You know it's like everything looks good on the outside and all these things are happening for her, but she just really wants to understand why her mother didn't come back for her.

    So when people say this is an auto-biographical thing my mom's like, "Why are they saying this?" (laughs) You know, because I have a very close relationship with my mother.

    (More clips of the "Glitter" trailer)

    The best advice I was ever given, in general, was from my mother, which was, "don't say, 'IF I make it', say, 'WHEN I make it'" and she taught me to believe in myself. So I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her.

    (Video clip of "Fantasy")

    I spent so much time working and the only way I can document my life and even know what year it was is either what grade I was in or what song was on the radio, or what album I was working on.

    (Video clip of Cameo's part in "Loverboy")

    Right now it's about expressing myself as a creative person, and so I just feel like there's no pressure. It's not about the charts, it's not about that. It's about me being at a place that's, you know, that's free and creative.

    (Video clip of "Loverboy")

    Then at the end, the host of the show went on to say that FOX pushed back "Glitter" from late August to late September. So really nothing new, but I wanted to share this with you guys anyway. :)

    ATTENTION ALL MARIAH FANS
    Mike wanted me to add this to Daily and here it is...

    ATTENTION ALL MARIAH FANS:
    This week "Loverboy" by Mariah has dropped to the number 9 position on Billboard's Hot 100. We have to make this single go to number 1. We already got it to number 2 and we CAN make it to number 1.

    So, I am asking each Mariah to go out and buy at least 2 more copies of the "Loverboy" single. They are only 49 cents so it is not a huge investment.

    If "Loverboy" doesn't go to number 1, it'll be the first single of the first song of Mariah's albums that did not go to number 1. It is a tradition for the first song of every Mariah album to go to number 1 and since radio has killed "Loverboy" it is up to us.

    Also, if this does not make you go out and buy more copies of "Loverboy", I don't know what will: It was reported that Tommy Mottola is "delighted" that "Loverboy" was beat out of the top stop by "Bootylicious", proving that Destiny's Child is better than Mariah. We have to prove Mottola wrong and get "Loverboy" to number 1.

    If you are going to help out Mariah Carey, please respond to me: SNLMike5000@aol.com

    Thank you all very much. I can't wait to see "Loverboy" fly up to number 1 by next week!! ;-)

    Broken Butterfly
    Thea was VERY KIND and typed out the US Weekly article for us all, which is featured on page 32-33 this week.

    As she recovers from an emotional breakdown, Mariah Carey still fears that her ex-husband is plotting against her

    Mariah Carey checked into Silver Hill, an upscale New Canaan, CT rehabilitation hospital, on July 25, after suffering what her publicist called "a complete emotional and physical breakdown." Friends say the pop star is now resting and recuperating and has taken a break from the pressures of simultaneously making her debut in a leading movie role and putting out an album. But Carey, 31, has yet to acheive complete serenity. According to the private investigator now working for her, Carey is still troubled by her ex-husband, Sony Music president Tommy Mottola, 51, whome she believes is trying to sabotage her. "Her belief is that Tommy is attempting to control her career, her future, and her life," says Jack Palladino, who akso did investigative work for former president Bill Clinton in 1992 during the Gennifer Fkowers scandal. "It has preyed on her mind, and there is little doubt that it contributed to her current disability." Palladino sayd that Carey believes Mottola had been tryin to undermine her musical efforts since she left sony last april for a $118 million, 5 album deal with rival Virgin records. Carey suspects Mottola may have used his power to keep "Loverboy, her recently released first single from her new album, which shares a title with her upcoming film Glitter, off radio playlists. She thinks he also may have fed stories to the media that Carey was feuding with fellow Virgin records artist Janet Jackson and that she threw a salt shaker at Mira Sorvino, her costar in the upcoming film WIse Girls. "t's a widely shared belief that he's obsessed with her," says Palladino. "In fact, it's so widely held, it's the subject of jokes in the music industry."

    But right now, nobody is laughing. "We are moving down the path towards litigation," says Palladino, who lists "infliction of emotional distress, libel, and slander" as possible causes of action. Mottola, who declined to comment for this story, last week denied he pursued a vendetta against Carey "[I am] deeply saddened by Mariah's illness," he said, "I remain completely supportive of her, both personally and professionally. Any allegations that I have tried to hinder her career are completely untrue."

    Mottola met Carey in 1988, when she was an 18-year-old backup singer for Brenda K Starr; he is widely credited with molding her into a pop superstar. despite the 20 year age difference, the 2 married in 1993 in a lavish ceromony. But a secluded contry life at the $10 million mansion the couple built in bedford, New York, didn't suit carey, who moved from the estate in 1997, saying she felt "stifled." They were divorced in 1998. Until recently the split seemed amicable. After their seperation, Carey recorded a number of hits for sony. And Mottola, who married Latin singer Thalia Sodi, 30, last December, has always spoken well of Carey in public. "This comes completely out of left field," says a music industry executive friendly with Mottola. "Tommy and Mariah broke up in 1997, and she has enjoyed four number 1 singles since then. Her career has done just fine. She's under a lot of pressure with the new record, and maybe that's caused [the breakdown], because what Palladino is alleging is completely absurd." Carey is reportedly anxious to prove herself with Glitter, which she co-produced. She has worked osessively on the film and its accompanying album for 4 years but is reportedly dissatisfied with the final product. Advanced word on the movie has not been positive. Originally set for an August 31 labor day weekend release, Glitter has been pushed back by its studio, Fox, to open September 21.

    Such pressure combined with her recent breakup with Latin singer Luis Miguel, apparently caused Carey to snap. She became "very upset about something" says her publicist Cindi Berger. On July 25, an enraged Carey smashed dishes and glasses in her suit at Manhttan's Tribecca Grand Hotel. "It seemed like everythin was caving in on her" said the singer's brother Moregan carey. "two movies back to back, lack of food and sleep and the breakup with luis."

    At Carey's request, she was taken to the home of her mother, former opera singer, Patricia Carey, in Goldens Bridge, New York. Unable to calm her daughter down Patricia Carey then called 911. Says Berger: "She just couldn't handle her."

    A witness at the emergency room of the Northern Westchester Hospital Center in nearby Mount Kisco says Carey arrived looking "out of it" and was wearing bandages on her wrists and palms - allegations denied by Berger. "That is absolutely false," she says. "There was no suicide attempt. She's just very very tired."

    Now at Silver Hill, Carey is getting the rest she needs. Friends and family have been making get well visits, and Miguel is expected to be dropping by the hospital soon. "he has been calling her frequently," Berger says. "As soon as he can, he will visit her."

    Meanwhile, Palladino will continue to explore the role Mottola may be playing in what the investigator terms a "smear campaign." "My client believes there's a force behind this," says Palladino. "And she will not remain a punching bag for negative stories." Ironically, Carey's breakdown may prove to be just the publicity that Glitter needs; "I'm not suggesting that she staged all of this to increase intrest in the movie," says the music industry exec. "But she's been in the newspaper everyday, and that can't hurt.

    Mariah's Real Bad Hair Day
    MARIAH Carey got even sulkier when she saw her photo on the front page of Thursday's Post. The depressed diva called in some immediate help. "She hated the way she looked and was horrified to see herself like that," a source said after Carey was caught in her mother's yard in sky-blue pajamas with clouds all over them, and sipping a drink through a straw. Her hair was piled messily on top of her head. "She called up the Oscar Blondi salon and had a stylist sent to her house at 9 p.m. to cut and color her hair," we hear. Carey's assistant told the salon, "Someone needs to be here at 9, but you may not be home again until 1 in the morning!" Our spy quipped, "So much for Mariah needing some sleep." Meanwhile, Carey's paranoia over her ex, Tommy Mottola, has gotten so extreme that she allegedly had her private investigator, Jack Palladino, sweep her offices to check for phone bugs. A rep for Carey said, "I don't know if this is true."

    Source:
    Thanks to Nini for this article from the NY Post

    MTV Asia
    Liran wanted me to please ask all of you to vote for Mariah on the MTV Asia Chart. Last week she was #6 but this week she is doing better, with on Ricky Martin ahead of her. Click here to vote for her (you can vote more than once).


    Celebrities struggle with burnout
    (CNN) -- Mariah Carey spends two weeks in the hospital for extreme exhaustion. Ben Affleck and the Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean go into rehab for alcoholism treatment. Rosie O'Donnell says she's suffering from depression; McLean says he is, too. And other celebrities, from Robert Downey Jr. to "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin, admit to -- and struggle with -- substance abuse.

    August 10, 2001, 3:53 PM ET From Jodi Ross CNN Showbiz Today Reports

    It seems like there's an epidemic spreading through Hollywood. Yet being a celebrity -- whether actor, director, or musician -- seems no different from what it's always been. From the outside, it seems like a perfect life, complete with fortune, fame, a penthouse in town and a mansion in the hills. But Dr. Norman Sussman, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, says there can be problems with being in the public eye. "There's a lot of stuff that goes on with being a celebrity that can make you burn out. A lot of that has to do with drugs and alcohol," he says. "Also, it's a very insecure business. You can be very successful and have one flop of a movie or one flop of a record and you don't have a career anymore. I think a lot of people are very aware of that."

    Additionally, for many a celebrity, the performance persona is just that -- a persona. Inside, he or she may be insecure, introverted or reserved. Carey's trip to the hospital prompted 20th Century Fox to push back the release date of her new movie, "Glitter," by a month -- to late September. Anthony Esposito, a producer on another upcoming Carey movie, "Wisegirls," observes that the star worked hard on his film. Still, he says she was always professional and he questions reports of a breakdown. "She's a total worker and ... I just think that as far as that, I don't even see the reality of everybody's talking about breakdowns and all that," he says. "To me, that's not the reality. I just think that you've got a lady that's a bit tired."

    Still, Carey's behavior in recent weeks raised eyebrows. She left a confused, plaintive message on her Web site, saying "I just can't trust anybody anymore right now because I don't understand what's going on." She did a surprise striptease on MTV's "Total Request Live," shocking host Carson Daly and audience members, and then rambled during an appearance at a Long Island, New York, shopping mall, prompting an assistant to take her microphone away.

    Sussman believes Carey was more than tired. "To be admitted to a hospital and for it to be said that it's exhaustion -- that's usually a code word for something else," he says. "Certainly, in my experience, I can never remember anyone having been admitted for exhaustion." At the very least, however -- according to statements by Carey's mother and associates -- the singer was running herself ragged, with daily flights from coast to coast to work just after completing a two-week European promotional tour.

    Source: CNN.com

    "Ain't It Cool" News On Mariah
    * In their first deal together, Momentum Pictures has bought four titles from Intermedia, headlined by the tentatively-titled Plague Season, Ron Shelton's story of LA police in the run up to the Rodney King riots. The acquisitive Momentum also bought all UK rights to Wisegirls, starring Mariah Carey and Mira Sorvino, dark comedy Clay Pigeons and hip hop documentary Scratch. All four tiles are to be released next year. Star of the package, the high-profile Plague Season also bears the distinction of coming from an original screenplay co-written by crime novelist James Ellroy and David Ayer, whose credits include U-571 and The Fast And The Furious. The thriller stars Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames and Scott Speedman. Potential titles that have reportedly been considered for Plague Season include 04-29-92, the date of the trial where King's police assailants were found not guilty and the riots which erupted immediately after.

    * Actor Chris Tucker has passed over Mariah Carey for a role in his comedy Double-O Soul. The Rush Hour 2 comedian, who is being paid $7 million to star in the Antwone Fisher movie, has denied reports that the troubled singer will be appearing in the movie. He says, "I'm not sure if Mariah will be in it. I think we're casting someone else." However Carey's spokeswoman argues the prospect of Mariah starring in the movie, "died a couple of years ago. It never got off the ground." Here he is again: Chris Tucker is pining to work with Hollywood heavyweights Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. The actor, 29, already commands $20 million per picture but wants to take his art to the next level - dramas. Tucker cites one of the reasons he hasn't acted at all in the three years since the original Rush Hour is because he's usually offered "stupid ideas." "I had so many basketball scripts, you wouldn't believe," he complains. "I'm like, 'I'm not doing a basketball movie.'" But the picky star says he will consider Forrest Gump or The Color Purple type dramas. "When people get tired of seeing you make them laugh, then you can switch over and do a little drama," Tucker reasons. "It's just mixing it up. You can always renew yourself."

    * Twentieth Century Fox said on Monday that it has pushed back the release of Mariah Carey's debut film Glitter to September 21. It had been scheduled to open on Aug. 31. The studio made no mention of Carey's recent admission to a hospital where she was said to be suffering "an emotional and physical breakdown." Presumably Carey would be unavailable to promote the film for the August date.

    Source: Aint-It-Cool-News

    EW.com News Summary
    Now that Twentieth Century Fox has pushed back the release of Mariah Carey's movie ''Glitter'' three weeks while Carey recovers from last month's ''emotional and physical breakdown,'' Virgin Records has pushed the release of the ''Glitter'' album back three weeks as well. The CD will now hit stores on Sept. 11, followed 10 days later by the opening of the film. It's not clear whether Carey will emerge from seclusion to promote either project -- her spokeswoman says she's receiving medical care while staying with her mother at ''an undisclosed location'' -- but Virgin Music Group vice chairman Nancy Berry suggested that she would. ''Mariah is looking forward to being able to participate in both her album and movie projects, and we are hopeful that this new soundtrack release date will allow her to do so,'' Berry said in a statement. ''She has been making great recovery progress, and continues to grow stronger every day. Virgin Music Worldwide continues to give its absolute commitment and support to Mariah on every level''....

    Source: EW.com

    Mariah's 'Glitter' CD Put on Hold
    August 10, 2001 By STEPHEN M. SILVERMAN
    With the release of her movie "Glitter" already pushed back from Aug. 31 to Sept. 21, Mariah Carey is now seeing that her new album -- also called "Glitter" -- is delayed, as well. The original debut date of Aug. 21 will be pushed back to Sept. 11, her label has announced. The CD, a soundtrack of the movie, is the pop diva's first release under her new $80 million contract with Virgin Records. Carey, 31, was released from a Connecticut hospital on Tuesday, after a two-week treatment for what her spokeswoman described as an "emotional and physical breakdown." Publicist Cindi Berger cited the singer's intense work schedule as the cause of the star's bizarre public behavior, including an impromptu strip while giving an interview to MTV. Carey is said to be under a doctor's supervision and resting under the watchful eye of her mother at an undisclosed location. "Mariah is looking forward to being able to participate in both her album and movie projects, and we are hopeful that this new soundtrack release date will allow her to do so," Virgin Music Group vice chairman Nancy Berry said in a statement. "She has been making great recovery progress, and continues to grow stronger every day. " The executive added that her company "continues to give its absolute commitment and support to Mariah on every level."

    Source: People Daily News

    Mariah Carey released from hospital, movie delayed
    by Paul Cashmere
    Mariah Carey has been released from hospital following her "physical and emotional breakdown" a few weeks back and is staying at an unnamed location in the care of her mother. Her publicist Cyndi Berger confirms that Mariah "is fine" and still under doctors care but all of her public appearances have been canceled until further notice.

    The next few weeks was to mark a milestone in Mariah's career with the release of her movie 'Glitter' and the album of the same name. The release of the movie has been postponed until September 21 but Virgin Records still plan to release the album at the originally scheduled date of August 20. The movie is her first starring role.

    Mariah was admitted to hospital two weeks ago after being found in a hotel room covered in blood. Rumours of a suicide attempt have been denied by her publicist, who blames to breakdown on too much work and not enough sleep. Mariah, the biggest selling artist of the 90's, has been under stress since the release of her first Virgin single Loverboy and the bad reviews it has consistently received. Virgin have since repriced the single in the USA to 49c to entice sales. Mariah Carey signed to Virgin for a record fee, so the label has much pending on the success of their first album together 'Glitter'.

    Source: RadioUndercover.com

    Virgin Records to Release 'Glitter,' Mariah Carey's Label Bow, on September 11
    Soundtrack Accompanies Twentieth Century Fox Film of Same Name, Which Hits Theaters September 21. Virgin has announced today that the soundtrack album to Mariah Carey's film debut "Glitter" will now be released on September 11.

    Nancy Berry, vice chairman, Virgin Music Group Worldwide, comments, "Mariah is looking forward to being able to participate in both her album and movie projects and we are hopeful that this new soundtrack release date will allow her to do so. She has been making great recovery progress, and continues to grow stronger every day. Virgin Music Worldwide continues to give its absolute commitment and support to Mariah on every level."

    The "Glitter" soundtrack features eleven all-new recordings from Mariah Carey, undeniably the most successful female singer of the 1990s. With this collection, Mariah pushes the creative envelope further than she ever has before, highlighting her incredible versatility and depth, not to mention her amazing vocal range.

    "Loverboy," the first single, hit Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100 after selling over 180,000 units in its first week at retail. The track has been Number One for the past three consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top Singles Sales chart, and Number One for two consecutive weeks on the Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks chart. It has also spent the past three weeks at Number One on Soundscan's R&B singles cores stores chart, and R&B singles overall chart, bringing total single sales thus far to over 400,000.

    Other titles on the soundtrack include such uptempo songs as "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" (featuring Mystikal); "If We" (featuring Nate Dogg and Ja Rule); "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" (featuring the original's writers / producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis); and a dancefloor-filling cover of "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" (featuring Busta Rhymes and DJ Clue). Among the ballads are "Lead The Way," "Reflections (Care Enough)," "Twister" and the new single "Never Too Far." All the original compositions were written by Mariah Carey, who also executive produced the entire album.

    Earlier this week, Twentieth Century Fox announced a new release date of September 21 for the film "Glitter."

    Source: NewMediaMusic.com

    Mariah soundtrack delayed
    Friday, 10 August, 2001, 5:15 PM
    The release of the soundtrack to Mariah Carey's new film has been delayed to allow her time to rest after being treated for exhaustion. The singer has been just been released from the clinic where she stayed for two weeks following a breakdown.

    Her film Glitter, in which she takes the lead role, has already been postponed until 21 September. The soundtrack has now also been pushed back from 21 August to 11 September. Publishers Virgin said the delay was designed to allow Carey to promote both the film and disc. Glitter marks Carey's first starring role. She plays an aspiring pop singer and is also one of the film's producers. Nancy Berry, vice president of Virgin Music Group Worldwide, said: "Mariah is looking forward to being able to participate in both her album and movie projects, and we are hopeful that this new soundtrack release date will allow her to do so."

    Progress
    She added: "She has been making great recovery progress, and continues to grow stronger every day." There were rumours circulating that Carey had made a suicide attempt but this was strenuously denied by her publicist. Her spokesman Cyndi Berger said she had suffered an "emotional and physical breakdown" which was put down to work pressures. The 31-year-old was released from an undisclosed hospital on Tuesday. The Grammy-award winner cancelled all public appearances, including a performance at the MTV 20th anniversary celebrations in New York. Carey was the biggest-selling artist of the 90s and is best known for hits I'll Be There, Without You, Fantasy and Heartbreaker.

    Source: BBC Online

    UPDATE: Mariah Carey's Album Release Delayed Three Weeks
    Glitter now due September 11.

    Thursday, August 9, 2001 5:09 PM ET
    By Brian Hiatt
    As Mariah Carey recovers from the "physical and emotional breakdown" that left her hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic for two weeks, her record label said it will push back the release of her new album, Glitter, to next month. The album is now due September 11, three weeks later than its original street date of August 21, a Virgin Records spokesperson said Thursday (August 9).

    Nancy Berry, vice chairman of Virgin Music Group Worldwide, said in a statement released Thursday evening that the label delayed the album in the hope that Carey will recover in time to promote it. "Mariah is looking forward to being able to participate in both her album and movie projects and we are hopeful that this new soundtrack release date will allow her to do so," Berry said. "She has been making great recovery progress, and continues to grow stronger every day. Virgin Music Worldwide continues to give its absolute commitment and support to Mariah on every level.''

    Carey's spokesperson, Cindi Berger, did not return a call for comment. Carey's movie, also called "Glitter," saw its opening delayed this week as well — 20th Century Fox moved it from August 31 to September 21, without saying why. On Wednesday, after Carey checked herself out of the clinic where she had been staying, Berger declined to predict whether the singer would be able to promote her album and movie (see "Mariah 'Feeling Better' After Release From Clinic").

    "Loverboy," the album's first single, has not been a radio hit, but fans have snatched up copies of it, sending it near the top of Billboard's Hot 100, which tracks both sales and airplay. Glitter serves as both the soundtrack for its namesake movie — which tells the story of a troubled singer in early-'80s New York — and a full-fledged Mariah Carey release.

    "There are songs that are definitely going to take people back ... When you see the movie, you're gonna see the uptempo songs and the songs that are remakes in there as they would have sounded in the '80s," Carey said in May. "But the album is the way that I would make the record now, and the ballads can stand on their own as songs from a Mariah Carey album."

    Source: sonicnet.com

    Glitter News From Australia
    Daniel sent me this info about Glitter:

    Hi lambs! Daniel from Australia here, I work in Hoyts Cinemas and the new, latest release date for GLITTER for Australian Cinemas is now 18th October 2001. But who knows, this may be pushed back even more. Daniel.

    Never Too Far NewsFrom The Philippines
    Benny sent me this AWESOME news about Never Too Far on the radio in the Philippines. It's getting tonz of requests already, and great airplay! Here's what he said:

    Hey Danielle,
    Good news! In a nationwide radiostation in the Philippines, aside from being the powerpick of the week last week, Never Too Far became the highest debuting song in the Top 30 of The Hive Nation Countdown, it debuted at #2. Its been described by the DJs as an absolute monster hit. They've been flooded by requests, both fom mariah and non-mariah fans. This station is quite like a barometer of pop and alternative music scene here in the philippines. Wait till the whole radiodom in the Philippines catch up. Its gonna be one of the biggest mariah carey single yet. If you want to help get it to no.1 next week simply click on this link and fill out the form (its in english) and its going to be counted. Thanks! Benny

    Mariah on CNN Tomorrow Morning
    Hi my name is Amber. And I just wanted to let you know that Mariah will be on CNN Monday morning from 7-9 AM (EST)!!!! It is an interview that was done "AFTER HER BREAKDOWN!!" And I was JUST informed about this. My Grandmother told me!! And nobody knows! So spread the word, and try and watch it if you get this message on time!! Appreciate ya, enjoy ya, and love ya much!! :)

    Love Always,
    Amber A.K.A Lamberz

    August 12, 2001...

    Quick Update
    I don't have much time to update today since my family is over but I did want to add the scans from EL SEMANAL magazine. "Jumping" scanned them for Nacho and on the right, is a sneak peak of the brand new picture. Check out Gallery 4 for the other scans and tomorrow I will have even MORE new pics for you!! No earth shattering news at the moment, so make sure you come back tomorrow to check it all out!

    August 11, 2001...

    Great Special on Fox Family
    Fox Family aired an EXCELLENT special on Mariah on today's show. It features footage of Mariah in the studio, on the set of Loverboy video and also on the set of Glitter. It took us behind the scenes and we met her new kitty. Plus, they showed scenes from Gliter, where Mariah plays a piano, while singing Reflections and including the last scene, where she sings "Never Too Far" at Madison Square Garden. It was a really awesome special and I believe it reairs in September, if you missed this half hour special!

    Mag News/New Pics
    There is a five page special article in the August 21st issue of Mira tabloid. It features several pictures of Mariah, including tow BRAND NEW pictures of her in her teen years!! Plus, she is also in The National Enquirer (Aug 21st) and Star (Aug 21st) but I didn't bother scanning them because they are all lies anyway. The new pics from Mira are scanned though!

    LambyFrog1114 told me that Mariah is in the Aug. 20th issue of People magazine and she sent me a scan of that. Also, Anja sent me some pics she took of Mariah in Germany and a nice picture from Gala. Finally, Tamara, from Mariah Unrestricted, sent me some scans from Hitkrant, which features new pics of Mariah taken during her European promotion. Check it all out in Gallery 4.

    Gliter Released August 18th in Japan
    Since Sony owns the rights to Gliter in Japan, they are NOT pushing it back and in the end, this will most likely hurt Mariah because all the songs will be leaked on the net by September 11th, when it is released worldwide by Virgin. You can check out the Japan scans in Gallery 4 of the CD and they are truly lovely Mariah pictures. Thanks to MC Vision for the scans!

    Check out Access Hollywood Monday
    Justen tells me that Mariah will be featured on Access Hollywoof on Monday's show about a revealing interview done right before Mariah went into the hospital. Access Hollywood airs on NBC!

    Gliter Released August 29th in Taiwan
    This is what ACloveMARIAH from Taiwan told me:
    A good news here is Virgin Taiwanese they claimed that though the worldwide release date of Glitter has been pushing back to 9/11, but they already stored enough energy and expectation to promote and release this album, so they decide to release it on 8/29. Virgin Taiwan has also gradually released the second single "Never Too Far" to the radio, some famous music producers here in Taiwan they praise this song honestly, they think only Mariah can do that beautiful high-note and powerful singing, it seems like Virgin Taiwanese they will treat Never Too Far like the first single ("Loverboy" actually doesn't fit Taiwanese' taste, over half persons here are ballad-hugger), so I am so happy I'll have just 8 extended wait, I think it's a OH MY GOSH! good news!

    Testimony with Mariah on BET
    Testimony, featuring Mariah Carey, will air this Tuesday August 14th at 7:30 pm EST, NOT August 21st as originally believed. So make sure you chekc out BET this Tuesday at 7:30 pm for a new Mariah special. Thanks to everyone who told me this!

    Carey Paparazzo Arrested
    New York state troopers arrested a paparazzo for trying to snap a photo of Mariah Carey, who's at her mother's house in Goldens Bridge recovering from her nervous breakdown. Carey's rep, Cindi Berger, said cops removed the unnamed photog after Patricia Carey filed a criminal complaint.

    Source:
    Thanks to Tom for this article from the NY Daily News.

    Gala Article
    A HUGE thanks to Anna for this interview with Mariah from Gala magazine. It was very nice of her to type it all out for us to read..

    Although Mariah Carey will get 100 million dollars for recording 3 albums, she still cannot forget poverty from her childhood.

    Her name is put next too such pop megastars as Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. When she was 17 she met Tommy Mottola, chief of Sony Music, in restaurant, where she was working. That day she gave him her demo tape, few weeks later she signed her first record deal and after few months became his wife. Since then 31 year old Mariah sold over 120 million records and overcame a divorce that almost led her to bankruptcy. Recently she signed the biggest record deal in history, which maddened the previous title-holder, Janet Jackson. Although miss Carey spends her time on luxurious yachts and sleeps in most expensive hotels, she still cannot deal with her past: childhood spent in poverty,  parents' divorce, her background and bad marriage, in which she stayed for her carrier.

    Gala: What does this multimillion dollar contract mean to you?
    Carey: Money first of all! (laughs) Despite what people say, they are very important. But seriously: I like working in Virgin, maybe becouse there are many women. I know that in many record companies women are treated worse than men. Though I am not a feminist, I appreciate the way women are trated in Virgin.
    Gala: In what moment of your life you are know?
    Carey: Best. I do what I always wanted to do, succeded in show bussines, have loyal fans who like my music. The only thing I can't get enough now is sleep!
    Gala: Give us a recipe for becoming a sexbomb from a "girl next door" - I suppose you know something about that?
    Carey: At the beggining of my carrier I decided to dress in the way that would put people's attention on my voice and my music, not on the size of my cleavage. But after few years I wanted to show to audince the "real Mariah", without softening. It wasn't any drastic change as many people thought. I' ve always worn shorts, I like showing cleavage and belly. The difference was that before the change I did it at home, now I do it in public. Everyone can see that.
    Gala:And critisize. How do you react to that?
    Carey: First of all I don't like those "nice" clothes. They are borring and nobody looks good wearing them. I like myself the way I am, I wear clothes in which I feel good and don't care what people say. At the beggining I let stylists take control, but it's over now! I want to be free. Anyway, every person would be out of his mind if he had to wear polo neck and long trousers through his whole life. Sooner or later this person would put on shorts and bra. I know that!
    Gala: In your videos you show a lot of your body. Would you agree to appear naked?
    Carey:  I don't know... I think I woludn't.
    Gala: But then your tatoo would be more visible.
    Carey: It's not real! I only blot a scar by sticking flowers and butterflies out.
    Gala: Do you see how men react on you?
    Carey: No, not really. I don't know if you believe me, but I can go on the street and be unrecognizable.
    Gala: It is said that you madden everybody with your "diva whims". Is this truth?
    Carey: Look at my shoes - heels are wiped off! Does diva wear wiped off heels? I made this shorts myself by cutting old jeans and I bought this T-shirt in supermarket. If I were a diva, you would be looking at chic girl in Galiano dress and Manolo Blahnik shoes! I've read really weird things about me. For example that I insist on rooms with pink light. Do you see pink light here?
    Gala: No, I don't. Tell me honestly, does this rumours bother you?
    Carey: Usually I laugh at them. If somebody likes making up histories, it's his problem. But I used to cry, especially after reading rubbish about my emotional life. Now I don't talk about it and that's better.
    Gala: And I thought that you would tell me how a good relationship looks like!
    Carey: I can say that. Your partner should love your spirit values and be your friend. Especially when you are under pressure. Sense of humour is important too.
    Gala: Is your upcoming film "Glitter" only an experience or a beggining of a new carrier of an actres?
    Carey: "Glitter" is very important for me, becouse not only I play in it, but also composed the music to it. I also played in movie "Wise Girls" with Mira Sorvino. It was a role of waitress. I used to be often-dismissed waitress because I was clumsy. I think it's better when I sing. I don't want to sacrifice music for acting. Acting lessons helped me as musician and as person - I became more open to people. I also became more assertive. Acting helped me in finding myself, that's all.
    Gala: Is this true that you will appear in new Bond movie?
    Carey: That's only rumours.
    Gala: Well, it is said that Pierce Brosnan called you and that they are going to write a special role for you...
    Carey: Really? You know, I have to ask him about that when we will meet. I've already played a secret agent role in "Honey", so why not playing a Bond girl!
    Gala: Is this true that the main character in "Glitter" have a lot of in common with you?
    Carey: Billy also is a mixture of different cultures - my father is half Afroamerican, half Venezuelian and my mother is Irish. That's why I understand problems of "mixtured" people.
    Gala: What are you going to tell your children to protect them from hostility?
    Carey: I would like my children to understand that personality is more important than appearance. I would like them to see different aspects of life. I did. That's why I am who I am. I can tell myself: everything is OK!

    Mariah Carey's new album delayed after breakdown
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Mariah Carey recovers from a nervous breakdown, the pop singer's Virgin Records label said Thursday it had delayed the release of her new album, the first under a lucrative new contract.

    Carey, 31, was released from a Connecticut hospital Tuesday, having received a two-week treatment for what her publicists described as an ``emotional and physical breakdown'' as a busy schedule led to bizarre public behavior. She is resting with her mother at an undisclosed location.

    In a statement, Virgin said Carey's new album, ``Glitter,'' would be released Sept. 11, instead of Aug. 21. The album doubles as the soundtrack for a movie of the same name, which marks her acting debut. The movie, from Twentieth Century Fox, was recently pushed back by three weeks to Sept. 21.

    ``Mariah is looking forward to being able to participate in both her album and movie projects and we are hopeful that this new soundtrack release date will allow her to do so,'' Virgin Music Group vice chairman Nancy Berry said in the statement.

    ``She has been making great recovery progress, and continues to grow stronger every day. Virgin Music Worldwide continues to give its absolute commitment and support to Mariah on every level.''

    Virgin, a unit of Britain's EMI Music Group Plc., signed Carey to a rich contract in April after the singer had endured an increasingly unhappy stint at Sony Corp (news - web sites)'s Sony Music Entertainment, which is run by her ex-husband, Tommy Mottola. Terms were not revealed, but Us Weekly magazine recently said the contract was worth $118 million for five albums, a pricey investment for Virgin.

    Carey has sold 150 million albums and singles worldwide throughout her 11-year career, according to Virgin. But music observers say Carey is at an awkward phase, wondering whether to compete with teen stars like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera or take a more adult stance like labelmate Janet Jackson.

    ``Loverboy,'' the first single from ``Glitter,'' was virtually ignored by radio stations upon its June release and looked set to suffer a brief existence in the lower reaches of the charts until Virgin made it available at retail, sharply discounted. It accordingly shot as high as No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 singles chart, which is calculated by retail sales and radio airplay.

    The semiautobiographical ``Glitter'' movie stars Carey as an aspiring young singer who dates a DJ to help her break into the business. Twentieth Century Fox is a unit of Rupert Murdoch's Fox Entertainment Group Inc. REUTERS

    Source:
    Thanks to Ashes, from Rainbow Princess.


    Mariah Carey checks out of hospital
    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Pop singer Mariah Carey has checked out of the hospital where she was recovering after suffering a nervous breakdown two weeks ago, her spokeswoman said Wednesday.

    August 9, 2001 Posted: 8:13 AM ET
    Carey, 31, one of the most successful woman solo singers with more than a dozen No. 1 singles, was admitted to a New York-area hospital July 25. Her spokeswoman Cindi Berger said Carey had an "emotional and physical breakdown." In a statement Wednesday announcing the star's discharge from the hospital, Berger said: "Mariah is feeling better. She is resting under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location with her mother." Carey canceled all public appearances after her breakdown, including her headline role at the Aug. 1 show celebrating the 20th anniversary of MTV. In recent months, Carey filmed two movies, "Glitter" and "Wise Girls." She also wrote, recorded and produced her newest album, the soundtrack to "Glitter," which is due for release on August 21.

    Source: CNN.com

    Pop Star Mariah Carey Checks Out of Hospital
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pop singer Mariah Carey has checked out of the hospital where she was recovering after suffering a nervous breakdown two weeks ago, her spokeswoman said Wednesday. Carey, 31, one of the most successful woman solo singers with more than a dozen No. 1 singles, was admitted to a New York-area hospital July 25. Her spokeswoman Cindi Berger said Carey had an 'emotional and physical breakdown.' e producers of the film, which is now set to premiere Sept. 21.

    Source: Excite.com

    CAREY CHECKS OUT
    Mariah feeling better and out of the hospital.

    (Aug. 9, 2001) *Tuesday night, Mariah Carey checked out of the Connecticut hospital where she had been recovering from an emotional and physical breakdown. Her publicist told a New York television station that the singer is "resting under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location with her mother," and that Carey is doing much better. Carey checked herself into the hospital about two weeks ago, and as we reported, her film, "Glitter" has been delayed to a September 21 release date

    Source: EURweb.com

    August 10, 2001...

    Sad News For Mariah Fans
    As I reported yesterday, Glitter soundtrack has been pushed back from August 21st to September 11th. Mariah Daily even had the news before it hit MTV, which was cool. I got a lot of e-mails about it already, with mixed reactions. Some fans are happy because it will eventually help with her sales, which is true. On the other hand, fans are upset because there was 12 days to go and they were really looking forward to the soundtrack, for about a year now. However, how happy or upset we all are, it is out of our hands and in Virgin's. Hopefully someone will win a contest and get the soundtrack early somehow so we can hear more samples from the songs.

    I created a new poll on the right about this and here are the last poll's results:

    Are you disappointed that Glitter got pushed back to September 21st?
    Yes (421) 61%
    No (262) 38%
    Total Votes: 683

    Mariah Carey to reschedule record release date to September 11th
    August 9, 2001 - Virgin has announced today that the soundtrack album to Mariah Carey's film debut Glitter will now be released on September 11.

    Nancy Berry comments, "Mariah is looking forward to being able to participate in both her album and movie projects and we are hopeful that this new soundtrack release date will allow her to do so. She has been making great recovery progress, and continues to grow stronger every day. Virgin Music Worldwide continues to give its absolute commitment and support to Mariah on every level."

    The Glitter soundtrack features eleven all-new recordings from Mariah Carey, undeniably the most successful female singer of the 1990s. With this collection, Mariah pushes the creative envelope further than she ever has before, highlighting her incredible versatility and depth, not to mention her amazing vocal range.

    "Loverboy," the first single, hit Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100 after selling over 180,000 units in its first week at retail. The track has been Number One for the past three consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top Singles Sales chart, and Number One for two consecutive weeks on the Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks chart. It has also spent the past three weeks at Number One on Soundscan's R&B singles cores stores chart, and R&B singles overall chart, bringing total single sales thus far to over 400,000.

    Other titles on the soundtrack include such uptempo songs as "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" (featuring Mystikal); "If We," featuring Nate Dogg and Ja Rule; "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" (featuring the original's writers / producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis); and a dancefloor-filling cover of "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" (featuring Busta Rhymes and DJ Clue). Among the ballads are "Lead The Way," "Reflections (Care Enough)," "Twister" and the new single "Never Too Far." All the original compositions were written by Mariah Carey, who also executive produced the entire album.

    Earlier this week, Twentieth Century Fox announced a new release date of September 21 for the film Glitter.
    [posted 8/9/2001]
    Source:
    Thanks to RML612 for this article from Virgin Records Online

    Mariah in NEW US Weekly
    Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood both covered Mariah in yesterday's segment on Bobby Brown being admitted to the hospital. On ET, they showed Mariah in the NY post and talked about her mothers 911 call for her daughter. They said how the 911 call hasn't been released yet and not even Mariah's publicist, Cindy Berger, has heard it. On Access, they showed the new issue of US Weekly, which has another two page article on Mariah's breakdown. They mention how Mariah hired a private investigator to check out Tommy M. The magazine hits stands tomorrow. Alan also told me Mariah was on Extra about the NY Post article.

    Chloe typed out everything that happened on Entertainment Tonight and here it is:

    Reporters have the first pictures taken of Pop singer Mariah Carey at her mother's house since she was released from a Conneticut mental health hospital. (This first sentence I'm relying on memory...I recorded late and it cut in on "since..." but I do remember them flashing the "cloud & sky pajamas" picture and the cover of a NY newspaper(NY post, saying that the pics were out.

    Criminal justice editor Murray Whist says "that a distraught Mariah can be heard in the background on the 911 call that her mother made last month to NY state police."

    {? (They cut to a clip of an interview with Whist and he repeats that statement with more details) "It's clear from the tape that she was in the background while the mother was calling, smashing glass and plates...she apparantly was stomping on them as well...."

    The call has not been released but Whist has a source who has heard it. Mariah's spokeswoman tells ET that she also has not heard the tape of the call but that Mariah broke glasses and dishes at a Manhattan hotel and NOT at at her mother's home. Patricia Carey told a reporter that her daughter did NOT attempt suicide because her daughter, "respects life too much".

    And Mariah's publicist tells ET that the pop star is now getting some much needed rest at her mother's house under a doctor's care.

    **Through-out the segment they show pictures of the Rainbow Era ( 2 shots from publicity events), Mariah's mother recently, Academy awards (2 shots), Essence awards, Puff Daddy's birthday party, another public event I can't remember from like 97 or 98, and another shot of the Rainbow era, and then the ET screen next to his head with her in a white tank top.**

    MariahCarey.com Updated
    The news section and pop-up was updated once again on Mariah's Official Site. The weird thing is though, that they added the link up for the get well guestbook that we took down earlier this week. I brought it back up yesterday afternoon after seeing that and I guess that Mariah's people really liked the whole idea and wanted to keep it going! I got confirmation on the delivery of the first get well book and it did make it to Mariah's staff on Wednesday afternoon at 3 pm EST. The second book, should be getting there today and we still have two more waiting to be shipped off to Mariah. In total, we already sent close to 3,000 fan messages to Mariah, with about 2,000 still waiting to go. So, you can still add your message to Mariah, by clicking the banner below.

    Mariah Daily Changes
    The new bars on Mariah Daily, including the top welcome banner were created by Danny! So thanks to Danny for those!!!

    Better Version of Never Too Far!
    Danny also sent me a perfect version of Never Too Far, which is EXTREMELY clear. It really sounds very nice and I suggest downloading it, so you have the best quality. It is in zipped format though! Click here to download it.

    Glitter Posters On Sale
    ButterflyDydrm told me that while shopping in three different malls in Atlanta this past week, she saw the Glitter movie poster in three different Suncoast stores. So check out your local Suncoast store and see if you can pick up your own copy of the Glitter movie poster. I am sure the posters featuring the August 31st release date might be worth some nice money later on since it's not correct anymore, sadly!

    What Is She Saying?
    At the end of Loverboy, Mariah is saying "Hurry Babe" when she is singing the high notes. Just a cute little fact from the recent Video Collection on VH1.

    REMINDER: Mariah on Fox Family Tomorrow
    Don't forget to check out Fox Family tomorrow at 12:30 pm for their new Mariah Special, which follows Mariah in the studio. During the hour program, a 800 number will appear that you can call into and try and win a soundtrack!!

    New Site
    Kyle created a new Marah site and would like you call to check it out...
    The One And Only Mariah

    Interview from Music Life Magazine
    Elliot and Kostas told me that Mariah is on the cover of Music Life Magazine, a Greek magazine. Kostas should be sending the scans shortly and Elliot typed out the article for us + translated it for us...

    With a new movie, a new soundtrack-album and a brand new interview, Carey proves that "all that glitters" isn't gold, unless it's first name is "Mariah"!

    The last few days, she has no time to waste, let alone, to sleep! Wearing the usual suspect clothes (tight tops, tighter jeans) she wanders from New York to Tokyo "pongering" on her eternally high heels among interviews, photo shootings and promo appearences-her first single "Loverboy" hit stores July 25th, the album "Glitter" comes out August 26th and the movie premiers in theaters August 30th. Either way, it's no secret that Mariah doesn't sleep a lot. Others, trying to sleep, count sheep! She'd rather count success; 130 million records sold, 15 #1's, 60 weeks on top and all that within a single decade! Always embattled (although slepless), she's now ready to break her records once more and it's probably hard for anyone to stop her!

      How "glittering" is your new album "Glitter"?
    I'd like to believe that it's one of my best pieces of work! The uptempo tracks are agressive, dynamic and they drift around the 80's spirit. What's more, a team of fine guests make the result more up-to-date. As for my best asset, the ballads, they are hot, intimate, the kind of songs theat could stand on every album of mine!

    Rumour has it that your new label Virgin Records purchased the rights to your new material without even listening to a single note of it. Is this true?
    Yes! Virgin gave me 23 million dollars for this album without having the slightest idea for it's content.

    Weren't they worried at all about the result?
    Wouldn't you be?

    Apparently you weren't worried! Why did you choose the 80's?
    Virgin asked me the same thing. I find the 80's very nostalgic and they gave me a lot of material for inspiration. Some people at Virgin, of course, had their objections on the album's appeal to the people! They deemed it was to early for smething like that and the people wouln't be ready for "a return to the roots". But I told them "believe me, they are". The movie itself-don't forget the album is a a soundtrack-is chronologically placed in 1982 and it's modern version of Cinderella!

    Just like your life! So, the movie theme is autobiographical?
    First of all, I don't consider myself to be Cinderella! I simply believe that until i was 12 I had seen what most people have not all thei lives. As for the movie, the leading lady has something in common with me: otherwise, how was I supposed to play her convincingly? But in no way this movie is autobiographical. It's an idea I had put in process for the last 4 years and all that time I tried to persuade the producers that we could do something really hot! Finally, Kate Larnier, the script writer, managed to give flesh and bones to what I would call the dream of a lifetime!

    What's the story, more or less?
    As I told you, it's in the early 80's, in the club scene of that time. I play a singer, Billie, who's half-breed, from a white father and a black mother. Billie grows up in a foster home, because her mother abandonned her. Later on she meets a DJ and becomes a star in just one night! The point is, that all this time she waits for her mother to return. As you can see, this is far away from my reality, because I couldn't have a closest relationship with my own mother! When she's not with me, she calls like every 5 minutes!

    Don't you mean though, that in this movie the terms are reversed and and your cinema mother takes the place of your real father, who also abandonned you when you were little?
    That's the point exactly, the roles are reversed! The movie story is my opposite reality. In this movie, my father is white and my mother's black! In my reality it's clearly the opposite! And this happens cause, while in the movie I seek my disappeared mother, in real life my mother was present in every moment.

    Today, do you get in touch with your father?
    Lately, I try to have a good relationship. Of course, he doesn't know much about me. Imagine that; he thinks I have only released one album! With my mother we use to call it "The Album" (hysteric laughters)!

    But is it possible that he doesn't know about you? Doesn't he read the papers. listen to the radio?
    I swear, he doesn't know anything about me! He has nothing to do with music! He really thinks that I have only one album (even more hysteric laughters)!

    (What can I say?) He might be a cinema-lover, though, and get to know you as an actress! In the newest movie you prepare, do you play the singer again?
    No, not at all! The movie is entitled "Wise Girls" as to "Wise Guys", if you understand what I mean! It takes place in Staten Islands and the ladies in it do things we don't talk in New York about. The role I play is a girl that has nothing to do with me! It that kind of woman who can tell you "I have no mood to hear your crap!" I co-star with  Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters I go to Halifax for the shootings! This movie is a challenge for me!

    Let's return to the album, don't you believe it's much different to what we could expect from Mariah Carey?
    You mean it's an album that I wouln't make? In a sense it's an album that Billie would make! I tried to borrow elements from the 80's, to see the music from Billie's side. The same for the lyrics. There's a song in the album that I call "Care Enough", but all the others call "Reflection" because that's the first line. It's a kind of a question to Billie's mother like "don't you care enough for me?" and the whole movie evolves around that! It has lyrics like "I'm not good enough, I'm not worth enough of the love of a mother" And, certainly, that's not true because my mother adores me.Therefore, the songs were written from Billie's side. Nevertheless, there are still some more songs with a beat, where the DJ calls on me, and also the ballads with the more "Carey-like" elements, the interludes, the whispers! The truth is I have to try enough to talk my fans into accepting this side of me, but I'm not worried cause i Trust them!

    Which was the greatest difficulty you confronted while playing Billie?
    I think you'll laugh, but it's that thing I do with my hand. You know, that I make my hand "flutter" when I sing? Everyone mocks me for this and they think it's a trick I do on stage! In reality, it's a tic. I do it all the time! Even when I record in the studio! It comes out impulsively with the music. So, my greatest difficulty was not to do it while I was singing as Billie in the movie. That was the greatest challenge!

    Do you want to talk a little about the rumours about your personal life?
    Why not? After all they write a lot about me, but don't you think I care. Many people think that what sells is a scandal. I believe, in my case, my songs sell! You see, i don't need a scandal to cover my vocal flaws, like others do!

    A rumour has it that you were a virgin until you became 23. Is that true?
    Scandalous, eh? But it's just not a rumour, it's true and I have said that myself! Even though I had some relationships at school, I had never come to the point to make love. I was just not interested in it! The first man I knew in that sense was Tommy Mottola in 1993, right after our marriage. All my life I can't count more than a handful of men with who I had a love affair. I despise the idea to sleep with someone I won't be with the next day!

    Something that apparently does not apply to Luis Miguel's case!
    Luis is wonderful. He understands me perfectly, because he's just like me! He's a latin superstar. Think only that, we tried to have a romantic weekend in Marbella and his fans didn't stop not one moment to harass him! Luis has a huge fan club. Of course, I have fans in Spain too. What I mean to say is that our lives are almost parallel and none of us needs the other's spotlight to survive. We are together cause we have a good time!

    Mariah in Blender
    Warren told me that in the Aug/Sept issue of Blender, there is a picture of Mariah on page 109 and she is the 6th Sexiest Artist of All Time, thanks to us for voting! Also on page 118, they review Glitter, with a nice picture of Mariah!

    Star Stands Up For Mariah
    Geoff was watching The View today and Star Jones mentioned Mariah briefly. They showed the fuzzy NY Post article and Star said that it was wrong for the Post to run a picture because they were invading her privacy as she is trying to recover.

    Captiol FM with Mariah
    Ashes, from Rainbow Princess, told me the following information:
    Capital FM radio station Mariah will present the 'Capital Takeover' show on 95.8 Capital FM (UK) on August 26, at 8-9pm (GMT) playing a selection of her favourtie tracks and answering listener emails. Fans can tune in on 95.8FM in London or by logging on to www.capitalfm.com. This show is taped, and not live!

    BBC and Mariah
    Sabine told me that you can watch some 30-sec-samples from different videos and live-performances at the BBC-Top of the Pops-site.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp/videoclips/gallery_c.shtml

    Find out why Mariah calls "Glitter" a barbeque-record! This is a very funny interview for UK-Top of the Pops. Check it out:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp/artists/c/carey_mariah/plus/page2.shtml

    And you can listen to a full 7-min-interview plus music on this site. It's an interview with Trevor Nelson and sounds very new!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/urban/nelson_mariah.shtml

    Info from Sam Goody on Glitter
    Well, Chris sent me this information moments after I posted the soundtrack information, but I still thought it would be cool to post on Daily the following information he supplied. Check it out...

    ...just wanted to let you know what Mariah is up against August 21st. The Sam Goody I work at is a large one, the largest in our District. It has two enterances, so if you know anything about mall music stores, you know this is big. We got the price tags today to label Glitter and the other cds coming out that day. My store is in the DC area and we do normal business. Our Pentagon City store will get oever a thousand copies of Glitter as will most of the stores in large, metoropolis areas. My Sam Goody is getting 135 copies of Glitter, 30 of which are reserved. Compared to her, we are getting 30 Maxwell, 35 Juvenille and only 3 copies of the early material from Christina Aguilera. This is GREAT news. My bet is that this is the way most CD stores are receiving the CDs, in that sorta ratio. Its in everyone's and Mariah's best interest to buy as many copies as they plan to on the first week sales of Glitter. For us, its always much cheaper the first week to buy and for Mariah, it was guarantee her  a number one spot, we all love Glitter's previews... I wouldn't know because I refuse to listen! but there you go. August 21st is a big new release day.

    New Pics
    You can check out a picture from the new Allure magazine, that was featured in yesterday's NY Daily News and also, a copy of the Glitter Sweepstakes form from Sam Goody, that JMChugh@excite.com sent me, in Gallery 4. Sadly, I lost the info on who sent me the Allure scan, sorry! Along, with that you can check out Mariah on the cover of Teen Beat, which Moni scanned for us!! Teen Beat is a free magazine from Moni's local movie theater.

    Vote for Daily
    If you come here often and feel that Mariah Daily is a great fan site on Mariah, please vote for this site by clicking the banner below. That's all you have to do.

    MTV Diary with Mariah
    I checked out ClickTV.com to see if they had Mariah in any new specials and I found that they recently added MTV Diary with Mariah Carey on August 21st at 8 pm EST. Now I don't know if I missed it before or if they did really just add it but it would be cool if MTV could still air the special. I have a feeling that clicktv is wrong though, since ET announced Mariah cancelled that special too.

    Magazine News from Marko
    My buddy Mark sent me some more foreign magazine news:
    - Yam (D), The August 1st Issue, ...It's a small harmless piece about her vacation on the boat...nothing stupid (As usual)
    - Hitkrant (NL), The August 11th Issue...A 2 page article about rumours and facts...and they have a pin-up poster.
    - Break Out (NL), The August 9th Issue...A little piece of junk about Mariah's "suicide" stuff
    - Die A Aktuelle (D), The August 6th Issue... A 2 page article where they talk about Marilyn Manroe and M at the same time.
    - Das Neue Blatt (D), The August 8th Issue...A LOT of BULL about Mariah's "Suicide" stuff
    - Freizeit Revue (D), The August 8th Issue...A little piece about Mariah's....you can fill it out further
    - Neue Post (D), The August 8th Issue....A little piece about her Hospital thing...it's not completely bull...90%
    - Instyle (US), The August Issue....FINALLY...A piece about "Glitter"...I thought noone cared..:) Nice little pics.
    - Sorpresa (Spain), The August 13th Issue....Almost a half page about Luis & Mariah...you know...brake up bull.
    - Time (US), The August 13th Issue...A 2 page article about the Hospital stuff..It has a GREAT pic of M in it.
    - Bunte (D), The August 9th Issue...A 2 page article about....Mariah looks not great...I'm sorry...it's aweful.
    - Bravo (D), The August 8th Issue...A little piece about the hospital.
    - Bravo Girl (D), The August 1st Issue....A little piece about the hospital.

    Celebs In Crisis
    Heartbrkr1802 found out that E! is running a special called "Celebs In Crisis" and here are the repeat times, I believe in EST, and a description of the show:

    E! News Special: Celebs in Crisis
    Premiere: August 8, 2001, 7 p.m.
    Airs: Aug. 9, 1:30 a.m.; Aug. 10, 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m.; Aug. 11, 12:30 p.m.; Aug. 12, 9:30 a.m.; Aug. 13, 2 a.m.
    E! News has the latest on Ben Affleck's fight against alcohol addiction and Mariah Carey's treatment for an emotional and physical breakdown. This half-hour show looks at the Hollywood pressure cooker and examines why some stars are simply unable to cope. Plus, E! takes an inside look at one of Hollywood's most exclusive treatment facilities--and here's a big-time Hollywood publicist's advice on how to rehabilitate a career.

    IMPORTANT: Help NTF Go To #1
    ClearChannel Communications is the largest radio group in the United States. One out of every ten radio stations in the US is owned by Clearchannel. Over 110 million people listen to ClearChannel every week. They are in 47 of the 50 major radio markets. Their programs include: Rick Dee's Weekly Top 40, Carson Daly's Most Requested, they own KIIS FM, Los Angeles (the 2nd most listened to radio station in the world), and LAST but not least, Z100, New York (the most listened to and most widely broadcasted radio station in world). You can check out the details of their radio MONOPOLY at ClearChannel.com under CC family/radio.

    The reason we are telling you about this is because Mariah used to do so well on the radio because Tommy, her ex-husband, is very good friends with the CEO of ClearChannel Radio, Randy Michaels. Now that Tommy is trying to crush Mariah's career, as rumored, it is a main reason why she might be having trouble getting her music heard.

    So here is where we step in. The person that works for a ClearChannel Communication Company wanted to remain anonymous but supplied us with places where we can write letters to request Mariah's new song, Never Too Far. Please remember to act as professional as possiblle and DO NOT write in being rude, etc!! If you could take the time to do this, I am sure it will help out Mariah's airplay a lot and plus, we also need to start requesting Never Too Far also! This time, we are NOT doing the e-mails! Maybe we can all make a letter and then send it once a week or something? Spread the word...

    Corporate Headquarters
    Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
    200 East Basse Road
    San Antonio, Texas 78209
    210 822 2828

    Radio
    Clear Channel Radio
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    12th Floor
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    859 655 2267

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    IMPORTANT: Help NTF Go To #1 (Part 2)
    This is an awesome way for people to vote for "Loverboy" and "Never Too Far" at the major radio stations throughout the United States!  All you have to do is complete the form and the vote is submitted to the station.  There are 20 or so stations, it makes requesting a song fast and easy.  

    REQUEST MARIAH'S "LOVERBOY"!!

    August 9, 2001...Update #3

    It's Confirmed, Glitter Pushed Back
    This next article is from MTV.com.

    As Mariah Carey recovers from the "physical and emotional breakdown" that left her hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic for two weeks, her record label said it will push back the release of her new album, Glitter, to next month.

    The album is now due September 11, three weeks later than its original street date of August 21, a Virgin Records spokesperson said Thursday (August 9). The spokesperson declined to comment on the reasons for the move.

    Carey's movie, also called "Glitter," saw its opening delayed this week as well — 20th Century Fox moved it from August 31 to September 21, without saying why.

    Carey's publicist, Cindi Berger, did not immediately return a call for comment on the delay of the Glitter album. On Wednesday, after Carey checked herself out of the clinic where she had been staying, Berger declined to predict whether the singer would be able to promote her album and movie (see "Mariah 'Feeling Better' After Release From Clinic").

    "Loverboy," the album's first single, has not been a radio hit, but fans have snatched up copies of it, sending it near the top of Billboard's Hot 100, which tracks both sales and airplay.

    Glitter serves as both the soundtrack for its namesake movie — which tells the story of a troubled singer in early-'80s New York — and a full-fledged Mariah Carey release.

    "There are songs that are definitely going to take people back ... When you see the movie, you're gonna see the uptempo songs and the songs that are remakes in there as they would have sounded in the '80s," Carey said in May. "But the album is the way that I would make the record now, and the ballads can stand on their own as songs from a Mariah Carey album."

    For a full interview with Mariah Carey, check out "Mariah Carey: Under Pressure".

    August 9, 2001...Update #2
    EXCLUSIVE: Glitter Album Pushed Back
    My friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, told me that the Glitter album has been pushed back from August 21st to September 11th. This news comes from a Virgin employee. Matt, from MCarey.nu, told me he also heard the same information from a different source. I checked Virgin's Website for the details and saw nothing. Plus, the jukebox still says 12 days to go, so hopefully this information is wrong. Sadly, I have a funny feeling by tomorrow, we will hear the full report about this. As soon as I hear more information, it will be posted here.

    August 9, 2001...Update #1
    Moody Mariah Stays Cool At Mom's Place
    August 9, 2001 -- A pajama-clad Mariah Carey, wearing shades and sipping a drink, was spotted yesterday strolling in the lush garden of her mom's suburban home, where the singer is recovering from a nervous breakdown. In the first photograph since the 31-year-old diva was released from Connecticut's tony Silver Hill Hospital on Tuesday, Carey sported a jaunty ponytail and appeared cool and calm despite the oppressive heat.

    Wearing pajamas with sky-blue and white clouds on them, Carey walked for just a few moments on the leafy property of the Goldens Bridge, N.Y., home, sipping a yellow-colored drink through a pink straw. Two dogs frolicked as she walked.

    The garden on Patricia Carey's property has a pond and is sprinkled throughout with Adirondack chairs.

    Two livery cars came in and out all day, dropping off passengers and supplies. Security was kept tight.

    In a statement yesterday, Carey's spokeswoman, Cindi Berger, said the singer was "feeling better."

    "She is resting under a doctor's care . . . with her mother."

    Meanwhile, more chilling details have emerged about the frantic 911 call Patricia Carey placed to police the night of her daughter's nervous breakdown July 25.

    The singer could be heard shrieking as she smashed glassware and plates - and then stomped on them, cutting her hands and feet - in the background on the 911 phone call, a source said.

    The elder Carey told the 911 operator she couldn't get her daughter to go to the hospital "on her own," said the source who reviewed the tape.

    "She was a mother who could not control her," the source said.

    "The mother asked for help - 'You have to come help my daughter,'" the source said.

    When a state trooper arrived, "She was pretty cut up," the source said of the singer.

    "You could hear her smashing glass on the tape. Her hands and feet were cut. She was apparently stomping on the glass," the source said.

    But the trooper later wrote up in his report of the incident that he transported Carey and her mom to a northern Westchester County hospital without incident - and that he never had to place her into custody by invoking the Mental Health Law, the source said.

    Representatives of the singer have strongly denied the incident was a suicide bid.

    Carey canceled all public appearances after her breakdown, including her headline role at the Aug. 1 show celebrating the 20th anniversary of MTV.

    In recent months, Carey filmed two movies, "Glitter" and "Wise Girls." She also wrote, recorded and produced her newest album, the soundtrack to "Glitter," which is due for release on Aug. 21.

    Source:
    Thanks to Stephy, from Mariah's Web, and Tom for this article from the NY Post.
    I picked up the newspaper and added the scans to Gallery 4.

    New Pics
    Also in Gallery 4, you can check out two new awesome Japan pictures!!! They are taken from the Glitter Soundtrack Cover Shoot!

    Billboard Charts: Mariah Drops!
    RML612 sent me the latest charts on Billboard and here they are:

  • The Billboard Hot 100
    9    2    2    9    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | 38791 | Virgin    2   
  • Hot 100 Singles Sales
    1    1    1    4    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | Virgin    1
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
    1    1    1    4    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins,Da Brat,Twenty II,Ludacris,Shawnna)
    Virgin | Virgin    1   
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
    4    1    1    10    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins,Da Brat,Twenty II,Ludacris,Shawnna)
    Virgin | 38791 | Virgin    1   
  • Canadian Singles Chart
    4    3    5    3    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | EMI    3   
  • Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
    3    3    3    3    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | 38793 | Virgin    3   
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
    73    56    42    10    Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins,Da Brat,Twenty II,Ludacris,Shawnna)
    Virgin | Virgin    31   

    Mystery shadows Carey's career
    Mariah Carey, center with Shawntae Harris and Tia Texada in a scene from the motion picture Glitter

    Entertainment news this summer has been dominated by stories about the personal struggles of celebrities. But none has been more mysterious than that of pop superstar Mariah Carey, who was just released from a private Connecticut hospital after two weeks of treatment for a physical and emotional breakdown.

    Carey's publicist, Cindi Berger, said Wednesday that the singer is feeling better and is under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location. Mother Patricia Carey, who is there with the singer, added, "Mariah is fine. She's in a very positive place right now. ... She is finally taking care of herself for the first time." Patricia Carey also dismissed rumors that her daughter had attempted suicide: "She respects life far too much."

    But her mother's supportive message and Berger's carefully worded statement left many unanswered questions about the cause or nature of Carey's breakdown, which was foreshadowed by several incidents of curious behavior in recent months.

    In May, Carey had a spat on the set of Wise Girls with co-star Mira Sorvino, apparently over Carey's lateness. Three weeks ago, in an appearance on MTV's Total Request Live, Carey gave out popsicles to audience members, then ripped off her T-shirt stripper-style and, flaunting an ultra-snug tank top, flirted with seemingly baffled host Carson Daly. Days later, speaking in a record store, the singer supposedly began complaining about Howard Stern's jokes at her expense, prompting Berger to pull a microphone out of her hand and order a camera crew to stop shooting.

    All this happened at a cruucial juncture in the 31-year-old singer's career.

    On Aug. 31, Carey was supposed to unveil Glitter, a semi-autobiographical movie that she developed and stars in, marking her first film appearance in a leading role. Aug. 21 was scheduled as the release date for the soundtrack album, Carey's first release since signing a highly publicized contract with Virgin Records.

    But 20th Century Fox announced on Monday that the premiere of Glitter has been postponed until Sept. 21. Since that decision was made, executives at Virgin have been deliberating whether they want to move the album's release as well, according to Nancy Berry, vice chairman at Virgin Music Group Worldwide. (As of Wednesday evening, no decision had been reached.)

    The fact that Carey entered the hospital on July 25, just as she was preparing to kick into promotional high-gear on these projects, suggests to some who know her that stress and overwork were factors in her apparent collapse. Carey's drive is notorious — "She has a killer work ethic," says friend and frequent collaborator Jermaine Dupri — and she has admitted to bouts of severe insomnia.

    "She'll work until something is done," says Terry Lewis, who with partner Jimmy Jam and Carey co-produced both the Glitter soundtrack and Carey's 1999 CD Rainbow. "While you go to sleep, she'll sit and analyze why it's done or not done. She never stops — I don't think she knows how to. I hated to hear that she had to go to the hospital because I love her to death, but it's probably a blessing in disguise. She needs to rest."

    Says David Anspaugh, director of Wise Girls, "She was shooting a film, had finished a film, was making an album. Everybody wanted a piece of her today, and she had to divide herself up among many of us. That had to be enormously taxing physically and emotionally."

    But little of the media scrutiny surrounding Carey has attributed her predicament to long hours or lack of sleep. A confluence of other factors has frequently been cited, among them the unclear state of her two-year relationship with singer Luis Miguel. While Berger says that the couple has not officially broken up, she confirms that Miguel did not visit Carey during her hospital stay, though he did call her manager.

    There also has been speculation about the performance of Loverboy, the first single from the Glitter soundtrack, which according to the trade publication Airplay Monitor peaked on Top 40 radio at No. 37 — 16 points behind the peak position of the first single from Rainbow, Heartbreaker, which was itself Carey's first leadoff single in eight years not to make the Top 10.

    Loverboy has been the best-selling single for the past three weeks, according to Billboard. But on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, which reflects sales and airplay, Loverboy reached only No. 2, topped by Bootylicious, the latest single from Destiny's Child — an act signed to Columbia Records, Carey's former label and a division of Sony Music, which is run by Carey's ex-husband, Tommy Mottola.

    Columbia reportedly pushed the commercial release date of Bootylicious back two weeks, to the week of Loverboy's release, and matched Carey's drastically discounted 49-cent sticker price.

    That act was seen by some observers, and allegedly by Carey herself, as an attempt to diminish the ex-Mrs. Mottola's prospects.

    A Columbia executive says, "We decided upon the release date for the Destiny's Child single based solely on estimates of when radio airplay for the song was peaking. This is standard strategy for any record label with any single that has the potential to reach the charts. To have released (Bootylicious) at any other time would have seriously jeopardized the group's chance to have a No. 1 record." Silvio Pietroluongo, the Hot 100 chart manager, says that moving Destiny's Child's release date, "while not an uncommon practice by labels, was curious." But of Columbia's choice to match the low price of Loverboy, Pietroluongo says, "I'm sure they would have done that with any other artist."

    On Wednesday, Mottola reiterated his support for Carey: "I'm deeply saddened by Mariah's recent illness, and I remain completely supportive of her both personally and professionally."

    Whatever Carey or anyone else may read into Mottola's statement, its gravity reflects the concern, and confusion, that both fans and detractors have expressed over Carey's conundrum.

    Since her meteoric arrival on the music scene 11 years ago, Carey has cultivated an image as a sassy, eternally youthful diva. Her hit singles — romantic ballads and bouncy hip-hop-soul tracks with simple, perky titles such as Hero, Fantasy, Honey and Heartbreaker — have promoted both the power of love and the need for self-reliance, while her videos have maintained the image of a sexy ingenue.

    If anything, Carey's persona has grown more girlishly flirtatious as the star herself has matured and dealt more publicly with grownup problems. In the video for Loverboy, she dances around in a slinky bikini top, looking as carefree and giddy as a high school cheerleader.

    But privately, and in some interviews, Carey has revealed a more complex and troubled side. She has described a financially and emotionally unsettled childhood, and acknowledged lingering feelings of insecurity and alienation stemming in part from her multiracial heritage. (Carey's father is a black Venezuelan; her mother, who essentially raised Carey and two siblings on her own after divorcing him, is Irish-American.)

    According to some colleagues, Carey's self-doubt has made her especially sensitive to those who criticize her work and speculate on her private life. "She makes it hard on herself by paying attention to what goes on in the press," says Dupri. "If any bad press got out about her record, that could have played a major role in what's going on with her now — because she doesn't like people not to like her."

    The single Loverboy features the modern urban textures that longtime hip-hop fan Carey — working with Dupri and many other leading rap and contemporary R&B artists — has increasingly incorporated into her music over the past six or seven years. According to Sean Ross, editor of Airplay Monitor, some Top 40 program directors have been ambivalent about her musical direction.

    "A lot of them are more comfortable with Mariah's ballads," says Ross. He points out that one such song, Never Too Far - the second single from the Glitter soundtrack — is now gaining "major market airplay."

    Vondie Curtis-Hall, who directed Glitter, is hopeful that Carey's work both on the screen and on the soundtrack will open critics' minds to new facets of Carey's talents.

    "I don't know if she has gotten the support she hoped for," Curtis-Hall says. "But when people come to see the movie and hear the album, that will change. This movie was about digging deep and really proving herself. I think people are going to be amazed by the depth, and when they listen to the music she wrote — it's very pensive and introspective."

    Curtis-Hall notes that when he screened the movie for a few studio executives a few weeks ago, "Everybody was in tears at the end. It's that kind of emotional journey."

    But as Carey focuses on regaining her strength in the weeks ahead, old buddy Dupri would likely advise her not to fret about how industry insiders will or won't embrace her latest vision of love.

    "My words to her are, 'Just pay attention to the fans,' " says Dupri. "Just give 'em what you always give 'em. I pray that she comes out of this and realizes she's got people out there who really, really love and support her. They're always gonna love her, and at the end of the day, that's what she needs to know

    Source:
    Thanks to Tom for this article from USA Today

    Mariah Released From Hospital
    Singer Mariah Carey checked herself out of a Connecticut clinic where she was being treated after suffering an emotional breakdown last month, her spokesperson said. "MC is feeling better," Carey's spokesperson told the New York Daily News in today's (Aug. 8) editions. "She's under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location with her mother."

    The 31-year-old Grammy winner canceled all public appearances, including headlining last week's MTV 20th birthday party, and checked herself into a hospital two weeks ago after suffering "an emotional and physical breakdown," the spokesperson said.

    Just before her hospitalization, Carey left two messages on her official Web site complaining of being overworked and getting too little attention from her new record label. She also made a surreal appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live" dressed in little more than a T-shirt and pushing an ice cream cart filled with Popsicles for the audience.

    Despite having had bandages on both wrists after going to an emergency room July 25, Carey did not attempt suicide, the spokesperson said, adding that Carey had broken some dishes and glasses.

    Carey's new movie, "Glitter," in which she plays an aspiring singer, has been rescheduled for release on Sept. 21. Carey's new album, also titled "Glitter," is scheduled for release Aug. 21.

    Source:
    Thanks to Ashes, from Rainbow Princess, for this article from Billboard.com

    Loverboy (Lamb Remix)
    Many of you couldn't download the Loverboy Lamb Remix yesterday, so I added it to Mariah Daily! It is zipped, so you will need Winzip to unzip them. It is free though, so check it out. Click here, to download the mix!

    Loverboy Video O' The Week
    Gina, from Chicago Mariah Carey Yahoo Board, told me that Loverboy is Video of the Week at B96. Go to the site and click on Music. It's on that page and also, you can request Loverboy and Never Too Far. Never Too Far is getting great airplay Gina tells me and Loverboy was played on the Lunch Party!

    Pride Article: Glittering Wisegirl
    Most people are not usually lucky enough to get an audience with the Queen of Urban Pop-Mariah Carey. Lil' Ol' me had the pleasure of lunching with both Mariah and her Staten Island, drug-dealing, big-livin' alter ego Rachel. Fair enough, Rachel is Mariah's character from her upcoming film Wisegirls, but try telling her that. Soetimes it's hard to know where the hard New York twang of Rachel stops and the more refined, all American lilt of Mariah steps in. Text Amina J Taylor

    Forget Mariah's Long elegant limbs,the honey-blonde hair or the Louis Vuitton bag that would keep me in clothes until the next eclipse. Today the centre of attention are Mariah's long and obviously fake nails. "Are you looking at my Rachel nails? They are soo bad." I agree. Tacky is not a Mariah Carey Quality, so the nails seem like alien beings attached to her tanned hands. Even the signing of autographs for two pint-sized fans in the discreet corner of the Soho italian restaurant looks decidedly awkward. My manicure catches Mariah's eye and I end up giving my freshly painted digits a twirl. "See those are good. That's the length of my real nails. But Freakin' Rachel, she's got nails like this and she tawks like this. Whadaya dooin'?"

    The jarring quality to "Rachel speech" is a little too deep bronx for me, a little too Risoe Perez, but hey! What do I know? "I wasn't allowed to be her all day, so now I'm trying to get back into character. Whatdeva. Me, I apologise for myself all the time. Rachel's like "yeah you gotta problem, awright, whatdeva." Its good for me to be able to act like that." This much we know is true. Mariah has has years when revealing too much was off the agenda. Her marriage to and divorce from Sony Mogul Tommy Mottola left more of a mark than she cares to publicly admit and being in character gives her licence to express herself in a way that was foreign to her a few years ago.

    "With Wisegirls, being this character is so freeing in a way. Its teaching me so much about me. It's teaching me that it's okay to be like, "no". I knew that that was okay. That's why I allowed myself to stay in that bad situaltion for such a long time." No surprises for guessing what she means by "bad situation". But professionally her marriage was a very productive time. Her albums Music Box(93') and Daydream(95') went multiplatinum and helped her to catapult her to the status of living legend and aided her ascents to the very top of the music game.

    During our conversation Mariah often says, "I hate to keep being redundent but…". Whenever she talks about something, it must be for the thousandth time and, while awaree that her fairy tale-turned-soap opera life will continue to entice members of the public, the weariness in her eyes is poorly disguised. Imagine being asked to continually dish the dirt on your former spouse and evoke painful memories for the sole purpose of adding grist to the rumour mill. Mariah sighs "Nothing surprises me. I come from a place of love but utter dysfunction. When you sorta have that, you don't expect anything from anybody. The need to feed on the negative is not something that I don't understand, but it says something about our society. I don't have that "I hate the press" thing. I understand that we all have our jobs to do and not everything can be a piece of fluff, and I think that…no, I know that kind of stuff sells papers. I know that I'm a real person. I know that I haven't slept with every Tom or Dick, and I know who I am. I know the things I wouldn't do and the things I would do, therefore it really doesn't matter to me what people say"

    Source:
    Thanks to spirallinbutterfly for this article

    Magazine News from Mark
    My very good friend Marko told me the following magazines that you can check Mariah in:
    - Ici Paris (F), The August 7th Issue....About that suicide sh*t ofcourse :( and the reason....RIGHT!!
    - Sorpresa (Spain), The August 6th Issue....About Mariah & Luis...My Spanish sux so I really don't know what it says
    - National Enquirer (European Issue)....The August 14th Issue. Mariah is on the cover and the story is FULLof bull
    - De Gelderlander (NL), The August 8th Issue...Newspaper article about the Hospital...(They don't know about Mariah out of it )
    - Trouw (NL), The August 8th Issue...Newspaper article which is PACKED with Bull

    Postcard From the Edge
    Nini sent me the following article from the NY Daily News and they take snippets from the Allure article and I have to say, I love what she said about Lopez. It just made me laugh. Check it out...

    For a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Mariah Carey sure looked good when she posed for the September issue of Allure. Outfitted in bikini underwear and feather jacket, the pop star shows no trace of the exhaustion that would land her in a hospital on July 26. (She checked out on Tuesday.) But her interview suggests what was to come. Looking at a photo of herself at the 1996 Grammys, she says, "This is called 'a miserable girl in a white dress who is living the life of a person stuck in a place called Sing Sing with a bunch of psychos.' ... This was the height of my unhappiness."

    Confronting a picture of her wedding day to Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola, she says, "I don't know what to say. Very surreal."

    She adds: "Even though everyone wants to think that I was a princess who was kept in a nice cage and who didn't pay for anything, the truth of the matter is that those people [she doesn't name names] almost made me go bankrupt."

    The insomniac songbird also zings chart rival Jennifer Lopez for saying she needs eight hours of beauty sleep.

    "Oooh, that just p----- me off," says Carey. "Right now I've just signed this big deal that everybody's watching. I don't have time to relax. … Eight hours, that's like a joke! I wish I could [sleep] for my voice. Not for my pores!"

    The singer later apologizes for being "mean." Happily, she's getting more rest now.

    IMPORTANT: Help NTF Go To #1
    ClearChannel Communications is the largest radio group in the United States. One out of every ten radio stations in the US is owned by Clearchannel. Over 110 million people listen to ClearChannel every week. They are in 47 of the 50 major radio markets. Their programs include: Rick Dee's Weekly Top 40, Carson Daly's Most Requested, they own KIIS FM, Los Angeles (the 2nd most listened to radio station in the world), and LAST but not least, Z100, New York (the most listened to and most widely broadcasted radio station in world). You can check out the details of their radio MONOPOLY at ClearChannel.com under CC family/radio.

    The reason we are telling you about this is because Mariah used to do so well on the radio because Tommy, her ex-husband, is very good friends with the CEO of ClearChannel Radio, Randy Michaels. Now that Tommy is trying to crush Mariah's career, as rumored, it is a main reason why she might be having trouble getting her music heard.

    So here is where we step in. The person that works for a ClearChannel Communication Company wanted to remain anonymous but supplied us with places where we can write letters to request Mariah's new song, Never Too Far. Please remember to act as professional as possiblle and DO NOT write in being rude, etc!! If you could take the time to do this, I am sure it will help out Mariah's airplay a lot and plus, we also need to start requesting Never Too Far also! This time, we are NOT doing the e-mails! Maybe we can all make a letter and then send it once a week or something? Spread the word...

    Corporate Headquarters
    Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
    200 East Basse Road
    San Antonio, Texas 78209
    210 822 2828

    Radio
    Clear Channel Radio
    50 East Rivercenter Blvd.
    12th Floor
    Covington, KY 41011
    859 655 2267

    Premiere Radio Networks
    15260 Ventura Blvd.
    5th Floor
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    818 377 5300

    Webmaster of Clearchannel.com:
    %20Webmaster@ClearChannel.com

    IMPORTANT: Help NTF Go To #1 (Part 2)
    This is an awesome way for people to vote for "Loverboy" and "Never Too Far" at the major radio stations throughout the United States!  All you have to do is complete the form and the vote is submitted to the station.  There are 20 or so stations, it makes requesting a song fast and easy.  

    REQUEST MARIAH'S "LOVERBOY"!!


    Mariah Carey Checks Out
    by Gary Susman

    HEALTH WATCH
    Mariah Carey is out of the hospital but not out of the woods. She checked herself out of the Silver Hill clinic in Connecticut yesterday, where she had spent much of the last two weeks under psychiatric care after her breakdown from what she said was exhaustion. Her publicist told the New York Daily News, ''She's resting under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location with her mother.''

    Source: EW.com

    Mariah Carey Checks Out of Hospital
    On Tuesday night Mariah Carey checked out of the exclusive medical clinic where she was being treated after her publicist said she had suffered "an emotional and physical breakdown." "She's felling much better and is recovering under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location with her mother," Cindi Berger was quoted as saying by New York TV station WNBC on Wednesday morning. On July 25, the pop diva, 31, reportedly accompanied by her mother, Patricia Carey, checked herself into the facility after some instances of bizarre behavior on MTV and at a personal appearance. On Monday of this week, the Aug. 31 release of Carey's upcoming movie, "Glitter," was delayed three weeks by 20th Century Fox executives, who gave no reason for their decision. Industry observers are saying that it had to do with the state of Carey's health. Her hospitalization brought an abrupt halt to her promotion of the film, which is a rags-to-riches tale of a singer in the mold of "A Star is Born." Carey is also one of the producers of the film, which is now set to premiere Sept. 21.

    Source:
    People Online

    Mariah Leaves Clinic
    Singer Mariah Carey has been released from the hospital she checked herself into two weeks ago, suffering from exhaustion.

    "MC is feeling better," Carey's spokeswoman, Cyndi Berger, told a New York tabloid. "She's under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location with her mother."

    There were rumours that Carey, 31, had attempted suicide, which were subsequently denied by her publicist. Berger said that she suffered an "emotional and physical breakdown", as a consequence of working too hard and not getting enough sleep. The Grammy-award winner cancelled all public appearances, including a performance at the MTV 20th anniversary celebrations in New York.

    Her movie - Glitter - was also postponed and is now set to open on 21 September. Glitter marks Carey's first starring role. She plays an aspiring pop singer and is also one of the film's producers. Carey was raised by her mother, a former opera singer and began singing at the age of four. She began to write songs while she was at school and soon after graduation had broken into the recording industry, making her debut on Columbia Records in 1990.

    She was the biggest-selling artist of the 90s and is best known for hits I'll Be There, Without You, Fantasy and Open Arms. Her single Heartbreaker made her one of the most successful artists ever in 1999, when it became her 14th American number one single, a feat rivalled only by the Beatles (20) and Elvis Presley (17).

    Source:
    BBC ONLINE

    Mariah Carey Released From Clinic
    Singer Mariah Carey checked herself out of a Connecticut clinic where she was being treated after suffering an emotional breakdown last month, her spokeswoman said.

    "MC is feeling better," Carey's spokeswoman, Cyndi Berger, told the Daily News in Wednesday's editions. "She's under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location with her mother."

    The 31-year-old Grammy winner canceled all public appearances, including headlining last week's MTV 20th birthday party, and checked herself into a hospital two weeks ago after suffering "an emotional and physical breakdown," Berger said.

    Just before her hospitalization, Carey left two messages on her official Web site complaining of being overworked and getting too little attention from her new record label. She also made a surreal appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live" dressed in little more than a T-shirt and pushing an ice cream cart filled with Popsicles for the audience.

    Despite having had bandages on both wrists after going to an emergency room July 25, Carey has not attempted suicide, Berger said. She said Carey had broken some dishes and glasses.

    Carey's new movie, "Glitter," in which she plays an aspiring singer, has been rescheduled for release on Sept. 21; a one-month delay was announced Monday. Carey's new album, also titled "Glitter," is scheduled for release Aug. 21.

    Source:
    TEENMUSIC.COM

    Mariah Checks Out
    Singer Mariah Carey is "feeling better" and has left the Connecticut clinic where she was being treated for a physical and emotional breakdown, according to her publicist.

    "She's under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location with her mother," Carey's rep Cindy Berger told the Daily News. The chart-topping singer checked herself into a clinic two weeks ago after posting messages on her Web site describing herself as overworked and in need of a break.

    Tabloid reports said the singer entered the facility with cuts on her body, with speculation that she was suicidal. Berger denied such reports, explaining Carey had injured herself by dropping some dishes and glasses.

    The star has cancelled all public appearances disrupting promotions for her debut film Glitter and the companion CD which comes out Aug. 21. The movie release has been pushed back by about a month, and will follow on Sept. 21.

    Source:
    ABCNews.com

    GLITTER PUSHED BACK
    Star's current health causes delays with film.

    (Aug. 8, 2001) *Mariah Carey is dealing with a whole lotta personal issues right now and ain't hardly thinkin' about no movie (at least we hope she isn't), and 20th Century Fox is thinking the same thing. They have moved the release of her upcoming film "Glitter" from August 31 to September 21. Hope she's feeling better by then. Carey has been hospitalized since July 25, and has canceled all public appearances because of a "physical and emotional" breakdown.

    *In other Mariah mayhem, sources say Carey's former lover, Luis Miguel, is set to visit the star in the hospital where she's on medication after suffering a nervous breakdown. Her split with Luis is thought to be one of the main reasons why she cracked. Mariah's spokesperson Cindy Berger says: "He has been calling her frequently, as often as he can, and as soon as he can, he will visit her."

    Source:
    EURweb.com

    UPDATE: Mariah 'Feeling Better' After Release From Clinic
    Carey recovering from 'emotional and physical breakdown.'

    Wednesday, August 8, 2001, 3:50 P.M. ET
    By Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
    Mariah Carey checked herself out Tuesday from the Connecticut clinic where she had been recovering from "an emotional and physical breakdown," according to her spokesperson.

    Carey representative Cindi Berger said Wednesday (August 8) that Carey is "feeling better."

    "She's under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location with her mother," Berger said. Carey entered Silver Hill — a Connecticut hospital specializing in treatment of mental illness and addiction — after being admitted to a hospital emergency room on July 25 (see "Mariah Carey Had 'Breakdown,' Her Publicist Says").

    Carey canceled all public appearances, and on Monday 20th Century Fox moved the premiere of Carey's upcoming movie, "Glitter," from August 31 to September 21. No reason was given for the delay (see "Mariah Carey's Movie Put On Hold As Singer Remains Hospitalized").

    Berger wouldn't say whether or not Carey would be available to promote the movie or its soundtrack album, which will be her first release for Virgin Records. As of Wednesday afternoon, that album is still due August 21, according to a Virgin spokesperson.

    Source:
    SoniceNet.com

    MARIAH LEAVES CLINIC
    Mariah Carey has left the hospital she entered last month, after suffering what is said to have been a mental and physical breakdown. Carey has been released from Silver Hill, an exclusive Connecticut clinic, where she was being treated for exhaustion, after two weeks. Carey's spokeswoman Cyndi Berger is reported to have told a New York tabloid: "MC is feeling better. "She's under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location with her mother. Fans have been sending their best wishes to her from all over the world."

    Source:
    Dotmusic.com

    August 8, 2001...

    Mariah is out of the Hospital---WAHOO!!!
    Singer Mariah Carey has checked out of the clinic where she has been recovering from a nervous breakdown, her spokeswoman told the Daily News yesterday.

    "MC is feeling better," Carey's rep Cindi Berger said. "She's resting under a doctor's care at an undisclosed location with her mother."

    Carey has been under treatment during the past two weeks at Silver Hill, an exclusive Connecticut hospital specializing in mental illness and addiction.

    The 31-year-old pop star was rushed to a hospital emergency room and then checked into the facility after a violent outburst July 25 that prompted her mother, Patricia Carey, to call 911 from her home in Westchester.

    A family friend said Carey slipped out of Silver Hill yesterday — avoiding paparazzi and reporters who had gathered outside the facility since word leaked of her whereabouts.

    "It was done very quietly," said the source.

    "Fans have been sending their best wishes to her from all over the world," said Berger.

    Berger declined to say whether Carey would be able to promote her new album, "Glitter," but said she believed that Virgin Music still planned to release the CD as scheduled Aug. 21.

    Twentieth Century Fox announced Monday that it would delay the scheduled Aug. 24 opening of Carey's first starring movie, also called "Glitter," till Sept. 21.

    Speculation is the studio pushed back the film's opening to give Carey more time to recover, although it still was not clear whether she'd be available to take on a rigorous promotional tour.

    Officially, Fox exec Bruce Snyder said yesterday that "the change in date provides a better opportunity for Mariah's legion of fans, many of them young people, to experience her motion picture debut."

    Carey is known to be both a workaholic and an insomniac and has often said she gets by on as little as three hours of sleep a night.

    She had been on a downward spiral for weeks before the 911 call.

    Some believe she was distraught over the critical reception received by her new single, "Loverboy," and romantic problems with singer Luis Miguel. Her handlers have insisted that it was the stress of making her next movie, "Wise Girls," while promoting her latest CD and film that led to her hospitalization.

    A source told the Daily News last week that Carey seemed "extremely depressed" when she arrived at Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mount Kisco in the early hours of July 26 after her mother's 911 call. The source said Carey had bandages on both wrists and hands in the emergency room.

    Carey's camp has acknowledged that she broke glasses and dishes out of frustration "and may have stepped on them."

    But her reps have vigorously denied reports she tried to commit suicide or hurt herself.

    Source:
    Thanks to Nini for this article from the NY Daily News.

    British Interview
    Sara sent me four quotes from a Mariah interview that she did on a British Radio station a few weeks ago.

    Mariah on her last album, 'Butterfly':
    That was a good moment for me creatively I feel, that was my favourite album, it still is to me, it's like my most personal album. But this one 'Glitter' is rivalling it as my favourite. I mean that time in my life I was breaking free from different personal and professional situations and that's reflected in that album. But 'Glitter' I feel like the party records are really like what I put on when I listen to records when I'm like getting ready to go out.

    Is Mariah a manufactured artist?:
    Do you think I'm a manufactured artist? Let's be honest - I never was, I came as a teenager with a demo tape of songs I had written, mostly in high school... I may have been surrounded by powerful, older people who said "Do this, we need a pop record" but guess what, then I said "Okay, I'll write 'Love Takes Time'". God is the only one who can manufacture talent! I want people to know, 'cos most people don't understand and I don't expect them to that I do write and that I do produce and all of that and that it's been a struggle both for personal freedom and creative freedom.

    On the hip hop influences in 'Glitter':
    This record - the ballad's are still there. I don't want people to be like "Ooh, she thinks she's a rapper now!" or something "She thinks she's Thug Princess!!". But truthfully, when you see the movie... it feels like the record is ballad heavy to me just 'cos I know the movie and it's like the ballads that I wrote were written in the voice of the character pretty much in the situations that are going on and they lead you through the film storywise, but they stand on their own as ballads anyway.

    Mariah on those SOS band flavours:
    In the movie you don't hear me and Mystikal or Fabulous and Clue and Busta because it takes place in 1982. What I tried to do is for the album, make it '82 meets 2002. The track I did with Eric Bernet 'Want You', that I did with Jimmy and Terry Lewis, and since they did all the SOS band, Alexander O'Neill, Shirelle - all those records that I loved growing up, I said "Guys, can we do something very SOS band but new?" and because they have the same synthesisers from back in the day, they've got the same reverb plates that they used. Nobody can recreate that unless they loop it, but we did a track that's classic Jam and Lewis... if you listen to that, it's very much, "is that an SOS band record?!"

    Mariah mentioned on BET last night
    Seion told me that on BET Tonight, last night, Flo and Maia were talking about Mariah's health situation and saying how they feel for her. They said nothing but kind words about Mariah, which was really great to hear!

    Mariah on Entertainment Tonight/Access Hollywood
    Last night Mariah was on both of these programs. First off, on Entertainment Tonight, they showed her during her Allure photo shoot! She showed her bracelet that Luis gave her and she used that in the photo shoot. She looked really pretty with a black top that has feather stuff on it and her hair was blowing around everywhere. They showed the cover of the magazine and said it would be out August 28th but didn't show any inside pictures. In the end, Bob said how Mariah rescheduled the interview twice and left them waiting for 2 hours.

    Then she was on Access Hollywood towards the end. They showed more footage from her Fox Family special this weekend and at the end they announced how the release date of Glitter got pushed back to September 21st.

    Mariah on cover of Pride and Blues&Soul
    Noel told me that Mariah is on the coverof Blues&Soul, which I reported earlier, but she is also on the cover of Pride magazine.

    New Pictures
    Numaan was very kind and sent us the scans of Pride, Blues&Soul, Woman 2 Woman and Daily Star. The first three are from August 2001 and Pride features a new lovely picture of Mariah on the cover and Daily Star is from last year but features a picture I never saw before. Check it out out in Gallery 4.

    Mariah's Family Fears For Her Sanity
    Mariah Carey is cracking up and her brother Morgan is picking up the pieces. Before Mariah was taken away for psychiatric treatment, she was babbling rubbish and throwing crockery around a Manhattan hotel suite in the presence of Morgan, 40.

    Beautiful Carey, who has enjoyed a lengthy and highly successful career due to her stunning eight-octave range, shouted, "I want to be alone" and "I want to go where the rainbows are" as she hurled plated against a wall.

    Morgan says, "She basically lost it and started throWing plates. She just broke down and started causing a major ruckus. She somehow cut her arm with the broken crockery and kept saying weird things. She was distraught."

    Morgan puts the split down to Mariah's exhausting schedule, and her decision to break up with longtime boyfriend Luis Miguel.

    He adds, "It seemed everything was caving in on her -- with two movies back to back, lack of food and sleep, and the breakup with Luis which troubled her deeply."

    Meanwhile her ex-husband Tommy Mottola is angry that people have cited him as responsible for her recent mental breakdown. A private investigator hired by Mariah to find the source of a range of negative stories about her says his search led to former husband and Sony Records boss.

    But Mottola says he is "deeply saddened" by Mariah's illness and remains "completely supportive."

    Aides deny she tried to slit her wrists after breaking up with Latin singer Luis Miguel, with whom she had shared a three year romance.

    Latest!
    Mariah will be visited by her lover -- Latin singer Luis Miguel.

    After enjoying a three-year relationship, Louis left Mariah after she struck up a friendship with rapper Eminem, leading towards her alleged suicide attempt.

    Spokeswoman Cindi Berger says, "He has been calling her frequently, and as often as he can he will visit her.

    "He knows it is serious, but not grave, and that it is necessary for her to get her rest. A lot of people don't understand that she's a human being, and she gets sick like everyone else.

    "Mariah was completely worn out, physically and emotionally. She is under doctor's care and receiving medication. She must get complete rest for at least the next three weeks."

    Source:
    Thanks to Koh for this article from MTVAsia.com

    IMPORTANT: Help NTF Go To #1
    ClearChannel Communications is the largest radio group in the United States. One out of every ten radio stations in the US is owned by Clearchannel. Over 110 million people listen to ClearChannel every week. They are in 47 of the 50 major radio markets. Their programs include: Rick Dee's Weekly Top 40, Carson Daly's Most Requested, they own KIIS FM, Los Angeles (the 2nd most listened to radio station in the world), and LAST but not least, Z100, New York (the most listened to and most widely broadcasted radio station in world). You can check out the details of their radio MONOPOLY at ClearChannel.com under CC family/radio.

    The reason we are telling you about this is because Mariah used to do so well on the radio because Tommy, her ex-husband, is very good friends with the CEO of ClearChannel Radio, Randy Michaels. Now that Tommy is trying to crush Mariah's career, as rumored, it is a main reason why she might be having trouble getting her music heard.

    So here is where we step in. The person that works for a ClearChannel Communication Company wanted to remain anonymous but supplied us with places where we can write letters to request Mariah's new song, Never Too Far. Please remember to act as professional as possiblle and DO NOT write in being rude, etc!! If you could take the time to do this, I am sure it will help out Mariah's airplay a lot and plus, we also need to start requesting Never Too Far also! This time, we are NOT doing the e-mails! Maybe we can all make a letter and then send it once a week or something? Spread the word...

    Corporate Headquarters
    Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
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    210 822 2828

    Radio
    Clear Channel Radio
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    Webmaster of Clearchannel.com:
    %20Webmaster@ClearChannel.com

    Loverboy (Lamb Mix)
    Okay, Lucie contacted me after reading MCFantic's lyrics for the Loverboy Lamb Mix on Mariah Daily last week. Well she recorded it and did an amazing job on it and it sounds very professional. I was listening to it and was cracking up because it's so freakin' cute and I am sure if MC heard this, she would love it too. I HIGHLY suggest downloading it and listening to it. Lucie changed some of MCFanatic's lyrics but you can download it by clicking here and clicking on Music. It's in there.

    Lyrics by MCFanatic
    Additional Lyrics by Lucie Jaquez
    All instruments and vocals arranged and performed by Lucie Jaquez

    Intro:
    (Yeah.)
    We love ya, we love ya, we love ya, we love ya
    Enjoy ya, enjoy ya, enjoy ya, enjoy ya
    We love ya, we love ya, we love ya, we love ya
    Enjoy ya, enjoy ya, enjoy ya, enjoy ya
    We've got ourselves a diva
    Who knows what we like,
    And when she takes us over
    We're hers every time
    And when our "Sugar Diva"
    Lays down a new rhyme
    Whatever she's creating
    It sounds so sublime

    Bridge:
    She's so fine
    And her music makes us high
    Giving hope and ecstasy
    Like a perfect melody, my Lover Chop.

    Chorus:
    Lover Chop, please know we love you
    Appreciate, enjoy ya, enjoy ya
    By your side forever together
    All the way
    Lover Chop, all will be better
    Don't give up, we're in this together
    You and us strong and united
    All the way
    We found ourselves a diva
    Who loves all her fans
    She cares enough about us
    To call us her lambs
    And when our "Sugar Diva's"
    Exhausted and sad
    She needs to always know that
    Us lambs got her back

    Bridge:
    We get weak
    When our Queen Chop doesn't sleep
    To sing for every-body
    Hope she knows that
    We'll all vote for Loverboy

    Chorus:
    Lover Chop, please know we love you
    Appreciate, enjoy ya, enjoy ya
    By your side forever together
    All the way
    Lover Chop, all will be better
    Don't give up, we're in this together
    You and us strong and united
    All the way
    This stuff is starting now, this stuff is starting now
    It's the same feeling
    We always seem to get around you (yes we do)
    'Cause you affect us.fascinate us.
    We thank Heaven for the things that you do
    This stuff is starting now.this stuff is starting now.this stuff is starting now.wooh!
    Mariah thoughts run in our heads
    We toss and turn in our beds
    'Cause we only seem to think about you
    (QueenChop, Diva)
    Simply put: you're the reason why
    Even though we're still so high
    (QueenChop, Goddess)
    You attempt to do the best for us (Indeed you do)

    Chorus:
    Lover Chop, please know we love you
    Appreciate, enjoy ya, enjoy ya
    By your side forever together
    All the way
    Lover Chop, all will be better
    Don't give up, we're in this together
    You and us strong and united
    All the way

    **Parody of Mariah Carey's "Loverboy"
    **Recorded JUST FOR FUN.no intention of marketing this song or anything else!

    MARIAH VOWS RECOVERY
    Troubled singer Mariah Carey has vowed she will appear at the premiere of her new film, 'Glitter', despite undergoing hospital treatment.Carey, who is currently still in hospital after suffering an emotional and physical breakdown, has told aides she will attend the launch of 'Glitter' next month.A source close to Mariah is reported to have told the Sun newspaper: "She's getting stronger every day and feels she will be OK to go to the opening night. "The doctors are not really keen but she doesn't want to let her fans down." Mariah has been in New York's Northern Westchester Hospital Centre since she collapsed in her room at the Tribeca Grand hotel last week.The film was originally set for release on August 31, but has now been put back to September 21, to allow for Carey's recovery.

    Source:
    Taken from Dotmusic.com

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    Mariah's Movie Delayed
    Aug 6, 2001, 6:00 PM PT All that glitters is just gonna have to wait until September. With its star still in the hospital, 20th Century Fox announced Monday that the release date for Mariah Carey's new movie Glitter will be postponed nearly a month--from August 31 until September 21. The troubled songbird still remains hospitalized and is "resting comfortably," her publicist said Monday, nearly two weeks after Carey suffered an "emotional and physical breakdown." Carey publicist Cindi Berger said the Glitter postponement was entirely Fox's decision. But with the 31-year-old singer already canceling her publicity tour to hype Glitter, Fox didn't want to release the film without her. "Mariah Carey is one of the world's biggest stars, and Glitter's new September 21 release will, hopefully, allow her to support the launch of an exciting new aspect of a brilliant and record-breaking career," said Bruce Snyder, Fox's president of domestic distribution, in a statement. Meanwhile, there's no word on whether the film's soundtrack--Carey's first release for Virgin Records--will still hit stores as scheduled August 21. Berger said Monday she was awaiting word from Virgin on whether that, too, will be postponed. Carey has been under psychiatric care at an undisclosed hospital since July 25, just days after she made a series of bizarre public appearances and posted several rambling messages to fans on her official Website. "What I'd like to do is take a little break, or at least get one night of sleep," read one of the postings. Her publicist cited a breakneck work schedule for the hospitalization. Aside from Glitter and its accompanying soundtrack, Carey also had been shooting another film, Wisegirls, costarring Mira Sorvino, due out next February. Glitter was produced by Carey and marks her first-ever lead role. She plays, appropriately enough, an aspiring singer who embarks on a meteoric rise to fame. The soundtrack also marks Carey's first disc for Virgin, which signed her to a multi-album, multimillion-dollar deal after she left Sony Music in April.

    Source:
    Thanks to Tim for this article

    Rolling Stone Rates Glitter
    Alex, from Mariah4Life, told me that in the new issue of Rolling Stone, they give Glitter three stars, which is great!

    Mariah on Cover of Rolling Stone
    Meski said that Mariah will be on the cover of the September issue of the Spanish Rollig Stones Magazine!

    DMCA Revamped
    DMCA's website recently got revamped in a big way and you should all go check it out. Not only do they have a cool new design and Mariah loves them, but they have an exclusive Realvideo and Mpeg of an interview Mariah did for TMF Extra (check it out in the M Media section). Check out the awesome interview and new design by clicking here.

    Less Than Two Weeks
    There is now only 13 days until the Glitter Soundtrack is released. So far, no word from Virgin on whether or not it will be pushed back but let's hope it isn't! Most likely, from what I heard, it won't be!

    Websites Change Dates
    Several websites have already changed the Glitter date from August 31st until September 21st, including Glittermovie.com and UpcomingMovies.com

    Correction
    Yesterday I had the wrong link up for FoxFamily.com and thanks to Mariah num1 Lamb, I now have the correct address. Check it out by clicking here.

    Carey Uncast?
    Chris Tucker, riding high on his hit "Rush Hour 2," says he's changed his mind about casting sick songbird Mariah Carey in his comedy "00-Soul."

    Even before learning of her recent nervous breakdown, Tucker told the Chicago Sun-Times, "I'm not sure if Mariah will be in it. I think we're casting someone else."

    A spokeswoman for Carey argues that the "00-Soul" project "died a couple of years ago. It never got off the ground."

    Meanwhile, private investigator Jack Palladino says there's an upside to Carey's troubles. Carey had asked the top shamus to prove that her ex-husband, Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola, has been trying to "destroy" her career — a charge Mottola vigorously denies.

    "My client's current disability has given a couple of people who were reluctant to speak with me the courage to do so now," Palladino tells us. "They feel so badly for my client that they are now sharing information they weren't before."

    Source:
    Thanks to Nini and Tom for this article from NY Daily News.

    Asian Charts
    Koh sent me the latest charts from Asia and here they are...

    MTV Asia Hitlist  No. 6 (last week 11)
    Channel [V] International's [V] Countdown no.8 (last week 11)
    Channel [V] Chinese's [V] Countdown no. 3

    Macy Glitter Contest
    Desiree sent me the following information from her local newspaper...

    Macy's
    Calling all Mariah fans! Want the chance to see Glitter before anyone else? Now through August 22nd enter to win a trip for you and a guest to jet off like rock stars to LA to catch the premiere of your favorite singer's new movie Glitter. You'll stay in style at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills! Then make sure you're here on August 23rd at 4pm in Juniors on 4 for The Ultimate Glitter Fan Challenge! We want to know why your Mariah Carey's biggest fan! One winner will get to meet Mariah in her NYC recording studio and three runners up will score a set of official Glitter merchandise including an autographed poster, exclusive Glitter tee and more courtesy of 20th Century Fox, Vrigin Records, Baby Phat, XOXO and Calm+Scents. For the latest on what's happening at Herald Square call (212)494-2442. All events subject to change or cancellation. No purchase necessary Employess of Macy's East, participating sponsors and their families are not eligible.
    Anyone got more information on this?

    Mariah's Troubles
    There's a San Francisco connection to the sad tale of Mariah Carey, who's hospitalized after a physical and mental breakdown. Private eye Jack Palladino, who lives in the Haight-Ashbury, had been hired by Carey to find out whether her ex-husband, Sony's Tommy Mottola, was spreading rumors and innuendo in an attempt to ruin her career. Fifty percent of Palladino's clients-including Courtney Love and Russell Crowe-are entertainers, he told TIC (The In Crowd) on Friday.  Carey's lawyers recommended him to her to help prepare a possible court case against Mottola.

    "I was brought in because I am an aggressive litigator," he said, describing himself as usually ready to tear into opponents he's been hired to demolish (Phillip Morris, for example, or rumormongers spreading tales of Bill Clinton's womanizing).  This time his attitude is different.  Mottola and Carey "are people at the top of their fields," he said.  "The last thing they should want to do is rehash the past." He realizes, of course, that it might be worse "if Mariah continues to be a punching bag for a negative campaign," so he'll continue to do the job for which he was hired.  Nonetheless, "I really hope that saner heads will prevail."

    Source:
    Thanks to Matt for this article from the San Francisco Chronicle

    Falling Star
    EVEN IN THE New York shade, the mercury had hit 90 degrees. Mariah Carey sat in front of her laptop in her $3,000-a-night hotel suite, wearing hot pants and a pink crop-top. Her immaculately manicured fingers carefully typed www. mariahcarey-fanclub.com.

    A pixelated image of her latest publicity still - showing the singer with thumbs thrust down into the pockets of her Moschino jeans - filled the screen. She read her new record company's latest entries before logging on to the fans' notice board to scroll through messages from wannabe-Mariahs. Suddenly she began typing furiously, gold bracelets clinking on the glass-topped desk: 'Basically all I really wanna say is I don't know what's going on with my life,' she wrote. 'I'm trying to understand things in life right now and so I really don't feel I should be doing music. I just can't trust anybody right now because I don't understand what's going on. I'm desperately trying to get out of this room. I'm gonna be taking some time off.' Fans who read the message posted last month dismissed it as the work of a hacker, not the last public words of a troubled artist whose idea of 'taking time off' was trying to take her own life. Within days that all changed as Carey went from being the most successful female musician of the last decade to a fragile, troubled 31-year-old whose life may have been saved by the prompt action of her mother - but whose career may be over.

    At 10.19pm on 25 July a New York police telephone operator took a 911 emergency call from Patricia Carey, begging for 'medical help' for her daughter, who was staying with her in the family mansion at Goldens Bridge, Westchester County.

    Patricia Carey said her daughter had cut herself and was suffering a breakdown. An ambulance rushed the singer to Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, where sources described her as 'extremely depressed'. She was later transferred to a secret recovery unit for psychiatric care. Carey is still receiving treatment and only close relatives know where she is. There are no reports on her condition.

    Carey's publicist, Cindi Berger, insisted she was suffering nothing more than 'extreme exhaustion', but rumours began that she had slashed her wrists. A New York tabloid quoted an ambulance worker saying both the singer's arms were bandaged when she reached hospital.

    As the stories turned into headlines, Berger admitted that Carey had suffered an 'emotional and physical breakdown' but denied she had slit her wrists. 'Mariah did break some dishes and glasses and may have cut her foot in the process, but she definitely did not hurt herself intentionally.'

    UNTIL LAST WEEK Carey's career was at a high point. She had just signed the biggest album deal ever, with new label Virgin guaranteeing her pounds 60 million for three albums. Her first two movies, Wise Girls and Glitter, were set for release within weeks. As she sipped champagne in London this summer, she said: 'I am looking forward to being uniquely creative.'

    Those who know her well say last week's breakdown is the latest drama in a tempestuous life that has seen her go from poverty to unimaginable wealth, get married and divorced, find new love and lose it again, sculpt a fantasy body using plastic surgery, and craft a series of radically different images.

    One theme has dominated her life, observers say, and it has taken her from the top of her career to the New York State psychiatric ward. Despite her looks, four-octave vocal range and incredible career drive, Carey is frail and insecure and has been pressured by outsiders. The more she has sought to escape, the more she has found herself being 'controlled' by a tight circle of professional bullies - producers, moneymen, lovers and hangers-on. Born to a father of Venezuelan and Afro-American descent and an Irish mother, Carey learnt very early that appearance is everything. She was bullied at school over her colour. In her teens she wound up with older boyfriends. 'I went from one semi-psychotic guy to the next.' After school she moved to Manhattan and worked as a hostess, clerk, and cleaner to support herself as she tried to forge a career as a session singer.

    Her break came at a party in 1988 where she met Tommy Mottola, at 37 twice her age, and newly installed as boss of CBS records. She handed him her demo tape and he signed her for an eight-album deal, fixed her teeth and made her a star. The pair married two years later in a ceremony modelled on the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

    With Mottola's help, her early albums sold tens of millions, but she soon felt 'trapped' by her marriage and filed for divorce. Then a series of bad business decisions forced her to hand over half her fortune to producers and hangers-on. 'I'd signed my life away,' she said. 'In this business there are so many sharks, and I have come into contact with some of the worst.' Newly single, Carey began associating with 'gangsta' rappers. She worked with rap bad boys Puff Daddy, Jay-Z, Snoop Doggy and Q-Tip and had her first plastic surgery, according to reports, to give her a 36D bust. Friends say the constant changes in image and lifestyle left her ever more insecure. As one puts it: 'In the past decade Mariah has been the diva with the record company boss husband. She has become the sex bomb with the gangsta chic friends. She's done the sultry chick with the Latin American boyfriend thing. Until last week she was doing the Mariah the multi-millionaire with her name on the biggest record deal in history. She's only 31.'

    The fast living, the recent collapse of her three-year relationship with Spanish singer Luis Miguel, 31, and criticism of her latest single, 'Loverboy', may all have contributed to Carey's breakdown. To make matters worse, reports began circulating last month that her brother, Morgan, was trying to oust her manager, Louise McNally. A private investigator hired by Carey said the singer believed her ex-husband was trying to torpedo her career. Mottola angrily disputes the claims.

    As the strain began to tell, Carey developed chronic insomnia last month and began calling friends late at night, demanding lullabies. One associate told the New York Daily Post: 'She has been on the red eye between LA, New York and Europe, promoting her movies. Her single wasn't well received. She was beginning to say things that were not real. She was getting spooked - freaking out.'

    Now a glittering career hangs by a thread. And Carey is discovering that worldwide adoration, a clutch of Grammys and 120 million album sales can mean very little when you're fighting crippling emotional trauma in a New York State psychiatric clinic.

    A girl like Mariah Carey found fame in 1990 with her hit Vision of Love. She has since topped the US and UK singles chart 13 times, only Elvis Presley and The Beatles having spent longer at number one. She has earned a fortune of more than $100 million.

    Carey, who is divorced from Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola, has said she wants to close her management company and take a break.

    The 31-year-old singer's latest single, Loverboy, is languishing in the lower reaches of the UK charts.

    Source:
    Thanks to Tom for this article from the Observer.
    OBVIOUSLY, some things in this article are NOT true and I really didn't know whether or not to post it on this site. I finally decided to go ahead and post it but take this article with a grain o' salt!

    August 7, 2001...Update #2

    Allure Cover
    This is Mariah on the cover of the September issue of Allure magazine. Entertainment Tonight will hopefully have the inside pictures on tonight's show, so make sure you catch that.

    Check out Mariah on Access Hollywood Tonight
    Someone told me that Mairah is going to be on both Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. Make sure you check out both, just in case. It is certain that Mariah will be on ET though!

    Vote for Daily
    If you come here often and feel that Mariah Daily is a great fan site on Mariah, please vote for this site by clicking the banner below. That's all you have to do.

    August 7, 2001...Update #1

    MariahCarey.com Updated
    Once again, MariahCarey.com's pop-up has changed. Here is what it says (Thanks Alan):

    Mariah is MSN Artist of the Month for August! Check her out at MSN.
    Catch Mariah interviewed for the Pat Benetar Behind the Music Special airing this weekend!
    Mariah's VH1 Video Collection Interview airs tonight!
    Vote for LOVERBOY on TRL!!!
    Thanks for all your support and please keep voting!!
    Vote online at MTV.COM and by calling 1-800-342-5688!
    I checked out MSN and it says that there will be a live chat with Mariah on August 20th at 5 pm PT/8pm ET, plus a Listening Party. So hopefully, you can listen to all the songs live on the net as we are chatting with Mariah, a few hours before Glitter soundtrack hits stores.

    Check out Mariah on ET Tonight
    Check out Entertainment Tonight on CBS tonight because they will have Mariah's photoshoot for the Allure magazine. It's the photoshoot she did right before she had her breakdown and they are going to talk to the photographer about it too. Don't miss it and hopefully someone can make caps so we can have the new pics early!!

    New Poll
    Check out the new poll on the right!! It's basically the same question, which was kind of dumb on my behalf but oh well, whatcha going to do? Here are last weeks results:

    Would you be upset it the Glitter Soundtrack/Movie got pushed back 3-4 months due to MC's health??
       Of Course!  (324) 29%
       No, her health is more important  (757) 70%
    Total Votes: 1081

    Magazine News
    Ophélie tells me that Mariah is in "One," a french magazine. Inside is a poscard and an interview with her.

    New Pics
    I created a new account on Tripod yesterday to host some pictures for Mariah Daily and I scanned the September issue of PopStar and it features a full page on Mariah in Glitter with a bunch of pics. I never noticed the streaks before and it's a cool little article, so check it. Also, Tom sent me scans from the new issue of Time magazine, which features a two page article on Mariah called A Diva Takes A Dive (which you can read below). Thanks to Tom for the lovely scans, which features a new picture of Mariah and Max from Glitter also. Check out all the pics in Gallery 4.

    Glitter Contest on Fox Family
    Emily told me that there is a contest on foxfamily.com and it's a contest to go to the Glitter premiere. On Saturday, during the Mariah Carey special on Fox Family, a 1-800 will appear. 500 lucky winners will get the soundtrack and then one grand prize winner gets to go to the premiere. So make sure you are home Saturday night to call in!

    EXCLUSIVE: Glitter Soundtrack Details
    A friend of Mark's brought in the inlay to the Glitter soundtrack in the restaurant yesterday. Mark says it's VERY lovely and it's pink and purple inside. The quality of the pictures are very nice and there are a few pictures inside, including the one of Mariah laying and NYC behind her and one where she is wearing a shirt that says "I Love NY!" The thank you section was not big at all but Mariah thanks the fans by saying...

    "I Love ya, appreciate ya and I adore ya."
    That is not exactly what was said but close enough! Plus, Mariah Daily might be bringing you the full soundfiles from the Glitter album for all the songs in about 10 days. It might not happen but let's hope.

    Details on BTM and Video Collection
    Mariah was on Pat Benatar's Behind the Music at the very end. She talked about how Pat gave her an award at the Billboard Awards in the beginning of her career and how she felt she should of been giving it to her. She was on for a matter of moments.

    As for the Video Collection, it is REALLY nice!! The first one I saw on VH1 I didn't really like much but in the new one, they have really cool graphics and Mariah talks about the videos the whole time, from a brand new interview, that was taped last month! She's really funny too, so if you missed it, check it out at these times on VH1:

  • Thursday 8/9/01:
    6:00pm VH1 Video Collection
  • Saturday 8/11/01:
    9:00am VH1 Video Collection
  • Tuesday 8/14/01:
    1:00pm VH1 Video Collection

    'Glitter' Release Date Delayed
    NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly two weeks after Mariah Carey's emotional and physical breakdown, the studio releasing her new movie has announced that the release date has been pushed back to next month.

    ``Glitter,'' which stars Carey as an aspiring pop singer, was to open Aug. 31. But 20th Century Fox said Monday it would now open Sept. 21.

    Studios delay release dates regularly. A Fox spokesperson did not immediately return a call seeking details on why the film's release was delayed. Carey had canceled her publicity tour for the film, along with other public appearances.

    Her new album, also titled ``Glitter,'' was scheduled for release Aug. 21; it is unclear if its release will be delayed to coincide with the movie's opening. A publicist for the soundtrack did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

    The 31-year-old Grammy winner checked herself into a hospital on July 25 after suffering ``an emotional and physical breakdown,'' according to her spokeswoman, Cindi Berger. Berger said Carey had been working too hard and getting too little sleep working on ``Glitter,'' the soundtrack and another film, ``Wise Girls,'' due out next year.

    On Monday, Berger told The Associated Press that Carey's condition was unchanged. Carey is under psychiatric care at an undisclosed facility.

    ``Glitter'' marks Carey's first starring role. She also is one of its producers.

    Source:
    The Associated Press

    A Diva Takes A Dive
    Diva means goddess. All right, the word is as goofily overblown for a female vocal star as "artist" is for any punk with a record contract. But as a job description, "diva" carries certain burdens. One must not only sing one's heart out; one must expose it to the harshest elements. What becomes a legend most? Suffering. A childhood of deprivation; liaisons with powerful, possibly dangerous men; career triumph soured by personal despair. A life of melodrama makes the diva more human, thus more godlike, to her fans. A catchy moniker helps: Callas...Garland... Lady Day...Whitney. The singer in the news last week was no exception, seemingly groomed by her parents for divadom. For a start, they called the kid Mariah.

    Lately a hurricane of troubling publicity has swirled around Mariah Carey--the top-selling female singer of the '90s, with more than 140 million albums and singles sold. Barely a month before the release of her first starring movie, Glitter, and an accompanying CD, Carey, 31, was admitted on July 25 to a Westchester County, N.Y., hospital suffering from what her publicist, Cindi Berger, calls "an emotional and physical breakdown." The tabloids said Carey entered the hospital with her hands bandaged, as if she had attempted suicide--an account denied by the ambulance driver who took her there. The official version is that in her penthouse suite at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in Manhattan, Carey became severely agitated and tossed crockery about; that she stepped on the shards and cut her bare feet; that she asked to be taken to the suburban home of her mother Patricia; that once there she spiraled into a nervous breakdown; that her mother dialed 911 and got Mariah to the hospital, where she was treated for exhaustion. She is now resting in a Connecticut psychiatric facility. "She is improving daily," Berger says. "It's one day at a time."

    This sad, murky episode is the latest act in Carey's diva drama. Act I may have been her 1998 divorce from Tommy Mottola, boss of Sony Music and the man who helped make Carey a star. (She later signed a deal with Virgin that brings her $23.5 million an album.) The split was bitter, and Carey came to suspect that Mottola was trying to defame her--to make Mariah a pariah. Earlier this summer she hired Jack Palladino, a San Francisco-based private eye who worked for Bill Clinton in the Bimbogate scandals and Jeffrey Wigand in the Insider tobacco case. "My client had a belief there is a negative campaign against her," Palladino told Time, "and the suspicion that Tommy Mottola was behind it...Her beliefs were well founded...My client is not going to be a victim. She is determined that this is going to end." Mottola and Sony have denied the charge.

    Act II was a montage of eccentric actions. She broke up with her beau of three years, Latino popster Luis Miguel. She had a catfight (though not, as reported, a fistfight) with Mira Sorvino on the set of her next film, Wise Girls. She looked frazzled and spent on a BET interview show. She stripped down to a sports bra on MTV's Total Request Live. At a mall appearance in Westbury, N.Y., Carey rambled about "positivity" until Berger grabbed the microphone from her; the mike went back and forth, and, Berger says, "I won." This led to an intense chat between star and flack. "She was upset," Berger explains. "I did not want her to air her frustrations publicly on camera. Never on camera."

    In her post-Mottola career, Carey does most of the creative work herself, including the lyric writing and producing. A reluctance to delegate and a crushing travel schedule put more pressure on her. For several years, a Sony executive notes, Carey has had problems sleeping. A close friend was "not surprised at all" by the breakdown. "She works ridiculously hard." Since she became a star at the age of 19 in 1990, she has made nine albums, in contrast to three by Whitney Houston.

    Her colleagues don't see her as a raging prima donna. Says the Sony exec: "Except for the usual diva crap--wanting to look nice, needing champagne and bottled water wherever she goes--she's actually kind of cool. She's a girl from Long Island, you know. She works hard." As for her lopsided fame, "She gets the joke."

    Maintaining fame is a full-time job, and Carey is not a teenager anymore. In 1990 the Britneys and Christinas were in elementary school. If she was looking anxiously for any signs of mid-career slippage, she found it in the weak air play of Loverboy, the first single off her Glitter album. The star's friend said Carey was "extremely concerned" that the song languished in the mid-60s of Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Finally Loverboy ascended to No. 2, beneath today's hotties a trois, Destiny's Child. Carey could get trampled by the children's crusade.

    On the Glitter album, amid all the techno-pop, the coloratura vamps and intricate layers of vocals, a few songs stand out as cries from a pensive soul. In Twister, a tribute to her stylist Tonjua Twist, a suicide, Carey paints what could also be a self-portrait: "She was kind of fragile/ And she had a lot to grapple with/ But basically she kept it all inside.../ Dear God, it's all so tragic/ And I'll never have the chance to feel the closure/ That I ultimately need." Carey then soars into a passage that might be a request or a requiem: "Lord, I pray she's found some peace/ And her soul's somewhere at ease."

    Her fans hope Carey, who's had a lot to grapple with, will find her soul's ease as she recuperates. As for students of divadom, they know any catastrophe is also a career move. Mariah can find maturity in crisis and soar to the next stage of her musical destiny. After all, a true diva is divine.

    Source:
    Thanks to Eric for this article from Time.com


    Mariah Fan Site To Check Out...
    My lamb Tony, webmaster of Mariah: Flying Free , would like for all tha lambz O tha land to check out his AWESOME site about Miss Mariah. Although it's still under construction in a few areas, it's an awesome site, and the Intro page is awesome! Check it out!!

    MARIAH CLAIMS SHE'LL FIND HER RAINBOW AGAIN
    Cameron, webmaster of MARIAH CAREY - MY INSPIRATION sent this article.

    Friday, August 3, 2001

    Singing superstar Mariah Carey sent the media into a frenzy this week with claims that she's suffering from mental instablility. The pop diva was apparently admitted under psychiatric care whilst management claims that media releases have been "very much exaggerated..."

    Incidents such as an MTV appearance where Mariah stripped down to her bra have been claimed as "abnormal behavior" whilst friends of Mariah say, "That's Mariah for you...she's always stripping off!" Whilst they make light of the situation they can not deny that Mariah is stressed - and with every reason to be.

    "She's been working very hard on two films, a soundtrack, publicity and even started working on the video to the next single from Glitter." says Virgin Records staff member Lucas Jackson, "She said she's lucky if she gets four hours sleep and that's bound to make anyone feel a little crazy."

    Her publicist confirms that whilst Mariah is under psychiatric care she is not 'losing the plot' - just getting rest before the much anticipated premiere of her film Glitter and the release of the soundtrack. "Mariah just wants to be rested for one of the most important events in her career..." Whilst Loverboy may have received mixed reactions in the U.S the single debuted at #7 in Australia and is giving Mariah some of her biggest success in foreign countries. Rapper and best friend DaBrat says, "Too many people are pressuring Mariah to hit #1. It's not about that. It's making music that she's comfortable with..." And for too many years Mariah was under the pressure of Columbia to make music that would sell, whilst receiving critic backlashings. "She really can't win." says other outsiders.

    Mariah also has to defend herself against her sexy image. "It's amazing," she once told a local newspaper during her 1997 Butterfly Tour hit Aussie shores, "Everyone spends so much time trying to get comfortable with their bodies... yet when someone else shows they are comfortable with theirs - they are criticised."

    So with music being what Mariah loves and yet music receiving less attention than her lifestyle, no wonder Mariah is not a happy camper, checking herself into a private New York hospital for a rest. "Rumours of her attempting suicide are ridiculous." says her publicist, "Mariah cut her right foot on some glass, there was a little blood, but hardly anything to write about! We're really trying to get Mariah back in form for the Glitter promotion."

    And with everyone from pen companies to clothing designers ready to join the Glitter bandwagon, Mariah is yet to set another trend after rejuvinating the Butterfly craze and having everyone run out for Rainbow products. One can only hope Mariah can see that there are many fans who adore her and beyond all the hectic schedules that music and the fans is what it's all about. "I just don't know where I am at the moment," Mariah recently told a U.S radio host, "But I'm the one who said after every storm there is a rainbow, and I believe that."

    LAMBS TAKE OVER TRL
    MC FANATIC sent us this e-mail with a great idea to try and help promote Mariah, and show her our undying support at the same time:

    I thought of the ultimate way we can cheer Mariah up... TAKE OVER TRL!!!! No i don't mean vote like crazy... I mean gather all the US Lambs and have them appear outside the TRL studios in New-York city!!!! I want all the Lambs to gather in thier 100's and even 1000's in a specific date and go over to the TRL studios holding Huge Mariah and Glitter Posters and also hold some HUGE 'WE LOVE MARIAH' and 'GET WELL SOON' signs!!!! Also when the cameras will be on our Lambs we Should start singing 'Loverboy' or any other Mariah song!!!!

    WE MUST DO THIS!!!! I want it to be something that MTV and the rest of the world will talk about for years! a highlight moment!!! I want to see the street outside the TRL studio flodded with Lambs! I Want to see traffic Stoped by the amount of Lambs out there!!!! Form some sort of list and decide together on a date of the 'TRL TAKEOVER' !!! I Mean it i want every us Lamb to do this!!! send this message everwhere and try to get as many Lambs as possible for this! 100 People outside TRL would be nice... 1000 People outside TRL Would be good! 10000+ Lambs outside TRL Would be Perfect! and what Mariah deserves!!! This Message won't be ignored! I'm gonna be a pain in the ass about this!!! I WANT THIS FOR MARIAH!!!!

    Mcfanatic

    CAREY SUFFERS "BREAKDOWN"
    Thanx MUCH to Ashes for this article from August 7-20, issue 848 of Blues&Soul. Mariah is on the cover, and there is a 2 page interview w/ her inside. Hopefully we'll have a scan soon

    Thu 2 Aug 2001 10:02
    Mariah Carey's publicist has admitted the star has been receiving psychiatric care after suffering an "emotional and physical breakdown". The news follows reports that Carey had checked into hospital and revelations from staff that they found evidence that she had cut herself.

    Publicist Cindi Berger has responded to the reports by releasing a statement saying the 31-year-old is recovering, while resting and improving in hospital. Berger denied allegations that Carey had tried to kill herself, saying: "Mariah did break some dishes and glasses and she may have stepped on them."

    But Carey has cancelled all public appearances, including MTV's twentieth birthday party, and has been registered in a hospital, where she is under psychiatric care. Last month the international superstar left messages on her website saying she was over worked and not getting support from her new record label, with whom she just signed a £14 million per album deal.

    Carey is about to release her first album with Virgin, the soundtrack to her film debut in 'Glitter'. She is not expected to take part in any promotional work for the album. The singer divorced Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola last year and is said to has split with her latest boyfriend, singer Luis Miguel.

    There is a really personal quote from mariah in there: "If i can say i've achieved anything in the world it has to provide a platform for mixed race people to have a sense of knowing who they are and being proud."

    Ashes from RainbowPrincess

    Distraught Diva
    Here is an awesome article from ABCNEWS.com. They have sound files of Mariah's voice messages, and a video file of a People Weekly editor saying very nice things about our Queen Chop. Be sure to check it out!!

    Pop singer Mariah Carey debuts in her first movie, Glitter, later this month, but she's had to cancel some promotional appearances after being hospitalized.

    Reports: Mariah Carey Had Meltdown in Hotel

    Aug. 3 — Hours before she was hospitalized for an emotional breakdown, Mariah Carey reportedly went into violent hysterics, smashing glasses and dishes in her New York hotel suite, but a spokeswoman insists the pop star did not attempt to kill or harm herself.

    Carey, 31, was taken to a hospital in suburban Westchester County, north of New York City, early on July 26 after suffering what her publicist called an "emotional and physical breakdown." She later moved to a facility in Connecticut. Carey's handlers have blamed the meltdown on the exhaustion and stress of her hectic schedule. She had been making appearances in London and New York to promote her upcoming film debut in Glitter and the companion soundtrack.

    According to the New York Post, Carey was staying at a suite in the TriBeCa Grand Hotel in Manhattan when her bodyguards heard "a commotion" late July 25. The star reportedly broke down in hysterics, and began "breaking scores of dishes and glasses in the kitchenette," the Post said. At some point during her outburst, Carey cut her foot, newspaper said.

    Berger acknowledged that Carey did suffer cuts to her body, but said those injuries were accidental. "She did break some dishes and glasses, and she may have stepped on them," the publicist said.

    Berger denied Carey had attempted suicide. She said Carey asked to be with her mother and her bodyguards took her to Patricia Carey's home in Westchester County. Mrs. Carey called 911 because "she needed help controlling Mariah," the Post quoted Berger as saying

    "At no time did she tell police that Mariah was going to kill herself," Berger added.

    Ex-Husband Denies He Tried to Hinder Carey

    The singer has made a side-career of posting cheerful comments on her Web site, describing her daily activities and expressing gratitude for her success. Those reading the notices found a change in her typically sunny attitude just before Carey was hospitalized.

    She left two voice messages on her official Web site warning fans to ignore what they might hear about her. In the messages, Carey speaks of needing to take a "minute" off from her demanding schedule while feeling unsure about who she can trust.

    She was in the midst of her career switch to Virgin Records. The label brought her on in April, with a contract offering $23.5 million for each of five CDs in her first deal since leaving Sony Records, where her hits included "Dream Lover," and "Always Be My Baby."

    The new deal was a landmark for Carey, who wanted to prove she would make it on her own after her divorce from Sony boss Tommy Mottola. The New York Daily News quoted a private investigator hired by Carey as saying the singer suspected Mottola had been trying to sabotage his ex-wife's career.

    Mottola said he is "deeply saddened by Mariah's illness," but denied he had done anything to hold her back. "Any allegations that I have tried to hinder her career are completely untrue."

    Carey has been dating Latin singer Luis Miguel, but lately it has seemed that their relationship may be on the rocks. Berger said the two had not broken up, but that he had not been to visit her in the hospital.

    Carey has canceled all public appearances, and it is unclear how long she will remain hospitalized.

    August 6, 2001...Update #2
    EXCLUSIVE: Glitter Pushed Back
    Sad news for Mariah fans out there, the Glitter movie has been pushed back from August 31st to September 21st. Good news though, that the soundtrack has NOT been pushed back. Here is the announcement from MTV.com

    With Mariah Carey hospitalized for treatment of a "physical and emotional breakdown," 20th Century Fox has moved the release date of her film debut, "Glitter," from August 31 to September 21. A spokesperson for the movie company declined to give a reason for the delay. It remains unclear whether Carey will be able to participate in a press junket for the movie, he said. Carey's publicist had no immediate comment on the change. Carey's new album, also called Glitter, is still due out August 21. Carey has been hospitalized since July 25, and has canceled all public appearances.

    Glitter Booklet Info and New Pics
    Coming later tonight (for tomorrow's update) you can learn exclusive details on the inside booklet of the Glitter soundtrack and new pictures, including the one above in bigger format!!

    August 6, 2001...Update #1

    Janet Article from Yesterday Fake?
    Mikel, from Janet Xone, told me that it is believe that yesterdays article is fake. The article basically says that Janet hopes Mariah gets better and that she was through a similiar situation in the past. The reasonit is believed to be fake is because Janet fans are unable to trace it back to a source. It is said that Janet sent Mariah flowers but it is believed that yesterday's article is not true!

    Never Too Far Jammin' On Radio
    It seems that Never Too Far is doing really well on the radio right now. Even my local radio station, Q102, played Mariah's new song Heather tells me and they played Loverboy only once and that was late at night. Plus, many of you are e-mailing me and telling me how Never Too Far is doing great. So hey, if Virgin releases a single and Never Too Far gets good radio play, we got a #1 single people! The question is though, should we still be pushing for Loverboy? That would be tomorrow's poll, since right now the poll place is not working and I can't change the poll!

    Mariah in Pop Star
    Ariel tells me that Mariah is in PopStar Magazine. There are a couple pictures of her and it's a full page article. One picture has MC is a white striped in spots and solid black in other spots dress, Mariah will her arms crossed in red, Max holding Mariah's waist, Mariah in white, MC with Glitter and then Mariah in a purple dress with Max. I am going to try and pick it up today and have the scan for all of you tomorrow. Here is the article that Ariel typed out:

    FUNKY FASHIONS! All that glitters is mariah!
    Calling all fashion fanatics! By now, you're all well aware of the resurgence of 80s fashion- ranging from sliced up rock t-shirts to excessively studded, ripped jeans. Now in her first starring movie role, your fave dynamic diva Mariah Carey takes the retro look up a notch in the 20th century Fox film All That Glitters.

    IN the fun flick, set around the time when britney spears was born, Mariah plays an up and coming songstress named Billie Frank who overcomes a problematic childhood and other obstacles to reach ultimate superstardom. While the intriging plot and sure-to-be-a-smash soundtrack have already caught our eyes and ears, what really got our attention was the paint art that Mariah sports throughout the film.

    In each scene, keep your eyes peeled for the splash of paint the silver-screen Heartbreaker dons in different colors. We have a feeling this new trend could be giving body glitter a run for its money! Can you spot the paint art in the photos on this page? (If you can't, investigate a good eye doctor!) Catch all that glitters in a theater near you this month!

    New Pics
    I added the scans of US Weekly magazine to Gallery3 and also, Jack sent me three REALLY close up and nice pictures of Mariah that he took of her in Madrid. Here is his story and check out all the pics in Gallery 3

    Well it all happened the night of Tuesday the 11th of July 2001.  Well it was a cold night for July and I was waiting for Mariah to arrive from Madrid where she had been that day.  She flew in at around 12am so it was goin into wednesday morning!

    Well we waited and waited in true style Mariah was late and when she finally arrived she looked soooooo good!!! She was just soooooo nice and was talking for ages I asked her how she was and the flight and everything and she was like yeah it was cool, then we had a phot which you can see with this and then a bit more of a chat before she went in.

    It was just gone half two in the morning at this time so I stayed in London until my first train, then I got in at 8:30am and went to sleep I then woke up at 11am as I was off again to see Mariah!

    Before that I quickly went to see Emma Bunton aka Baby Spice who was at MTV!!! I also heard Mariahs Lead The Way and another song on the net which was making me happy and keeping me awake from the lack of sleep I was enduring!!!

    Then I went back to Mariah's hotel to see her leave for Radio promotion!!! She came out to see a hoard of people there which was around 100 people with around another 150 on the other side of the road compare this to the 7 people at the hotel at 2am when she arrive on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning it was a hell of a lot.

    I still managed to say hi and get a couple of pics.  Then we went on to Capital Radio where she was doing some interviews as she came out she wound down her window and said hi and that she'll see us in about 30 minutes.  We then trotted onto Radio 2 where she was doing another interview and when she came out she was really nice and I told her about how much I liked Lead The Way and she was like " Oh My God I want you to hear "Never Too Far".  She signed my "Honey" single "To Jack" whcih was sooooo nice of her as I asked her and she said of course!!!  Then she went on to tell us about the party she was having tomorrow (Thursday 12th July) and she was saying you must come and her assistant was explaining where it was and all the other details, but we already knew about it, but it was nice that she said.

    By then I rushed to get my last train home as it was pressing on for midnight. I went to sleep and woke up at 6am to go and do some work.  I had a tiny bit more sleep than the night before which was good!!!

    Thursday we went to her party.  We got in and I told her about how I liked "Never Too Far" as she was playin songs from the album at the party.  She was glad I liked it and said "It's gonna be the next single but don't tell the reocrd company that!!!"

    Then I had this press photo with her unfortunately I haven't scanned it in so you can't see that one.  She looked sooo nice and had the scarf bandana round her boobs like in loverboy vid!!!  Then she danced a bit talked to some other people as it was for Virgin people and we just got in. There is a photo of her by the fireplace from the party which I have included.

    Then she had a group photo with the fans well 3 (which I still need to get!!!!) then I had another quick chat before I left her.  Then she left and I went on my merry little way to enable I got the last train again.  Got in after 12 and up at 6!!!!!

    Then it was the day of another party she threw!  But before that she was at Radio 1 and MTV she was really nice again and signed at Radio 1 my "Rainbow" album and then I got a really nice close up photo which I have included.  We went on to MTV and saw her there it was raining so she just wound down her window and said bye.

    At the party she did a bit of DJing and said a few words then got "Jiggy wid it!!!" so to speak.  Most people got up onto the balcony I was with but unfortunately I didn't but they were all down within a few mins as Michael was getting quite vexxed.

    I got in at 5am on the Saturday morning after getting nightbuses as I wasn't staying in London!

    Then I got to her hotel at 10 as I slept in till 8, how I needed the sleep!!!!  Well I went and saw her leave and come back from cd:uk and then went straight onto the airport to see her fly out.  When she got out of her limo at the airport she was dressed in a nice black dress and was looking sooooo good. Ther was only two of us there for her it would have been just me but Liz turned up just in time (good on ya liz!)

    We then had a bit of a chat, she signed my "CTTA" cd "to Jack" and it is sooooo nice as it is like my fave Mariah song well Breakdown as well!!!!  Then we had a photo with Mariah, my first one with her sunglasses on!!!!! I was like I wanna see her lovely eyes!!! :(    Then we walked her to the pass through section and I said bye Mariah I love you and she waved and kissed her hand and blew the kiss to me! How nice is that!!!!!

    And that is where my story ends I haven't developed the phot from the airp[ort so I will have to put that in later with the party photo.  I have never been so relieved to see Mariah leave knowing that I could sleep and my feet killed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mariah on CNN on Saturday Night
    Anne saw Mariah on CNN on Saturday night and she was very kind and typed out what was said...

    "I feel like I'm enjoying myself creatively right now and that's the most important thing to me, honestly. 'Cause I've spent so much time working and the only way I can document my life and even know what year it was, is either what grade I was in or what song was out, and, what grade I was in and what song was out on the radio, or what album I was working on. So now, just even being able to, you know, be doing films as well, 'cause I just did an independent movie called 'Wise Girls' and everybody was like "You're crazy to go do this in the middle of this Glitter-thing and the splits" and I'm like, you know what? Right now it's about expressing myself as a creative person and so I just feel like, there's no pressure, it's not about the charts, it's not about that. It's about me being in a place that's, you know, that's free and creative."

    MARIAH'S LIFE "CAVED IN
    Mariah Carey's brother has insisted her recent breakdown was not a suicide attempt but happened because "everything was caving in on her".

    Morgan Carey, commenting on Mariah's hospitalisation and a mass of rumours concerning cuts on the singer's body, said she had been under a great deal of stress and pressure in recent months.

    He explained how the emotional collapse came to a head, beginning with a screaming rage, in which she ranted, "I want to go where there are rainbows. I want to be alone", before smashing up a hotel room.

    "She basically lost it and started a major ruckus. She somehow cut her arm with the broken crockery and kept saying weird things," Morgan Carey told a UK tabloid.

    He added: "It seemed like everything was caving in on her with two movies back to back, lack of food and lack of sleep and the break-up with Luis (her ex-boyfriend) which troubled her deeply."

    Meanwhile, Carey's fan club has issued an address for worried fans to contact the troubled star. Write to: Get Well Letters For Mariah, PO Box 679, Branford, CT 06405-0679.

    Source:
    Thanks to Ashes, from Rainbow Princess, for this article from Dotmusic.

    Never Too Far Review
    Melissa found a review for Never Too Far on Best Beat and here it is:

    Never Too Far- Mariah Carey
    We have some words to say for Mariahs song and her proformance.........romantic, talented, beautiful, smart, true mariah style, amazing..... to name a few! Mariah does it again!
    Rating : 9.5/ 10
    Perdiction: Top 2 if not number 1
    Fans Words: " Mariah is great in this song" - Hannah
    " Never too far is really awesome, i want it to be me and my bfs song! " - Kara

    Mariah in BOP
    Ariel also tells me that Mariah is in the new issue of Bop on page 14 and it features Mariah in a red dress from Glitter.

    Mariah #1 Diva
    Berry tells me that Mariah has moved up the #1 spot on the Diva's poll. Check it out by clicking here.

    Mariah was NOT live on Open House Yesterday
    BUTRFLY811 informed that yesterday's interview that I mentioned, was NOT live.! It was an interview done two days before she was put in the hospital.

    Mira Denies Mariah Catgith
    Despite recent reports of an on-set wrestling match, Mira Sorvino says she and Mariah Carey were as close as, um, salt and pepper during the making of the film Wisegirls.

    Sorvino on Friday lashed out at the "irresponsible journalism" behind a People magazine report quoting a producer who said Carey "threw a salt shaker" at Sorvino and then wrestled with her, after the troubled songbird showed up late to the set of their Mob movie.

    "No physical fight ever occurred between us and the idea is as insulting as it is laughable," Sorvino says in a statement. "We finished the film dancing at an impromptu wrap party in high spirits and exchanged gifts and warmest goodbyes. My heart goes out to her and I am praying for her speedy recovery."

    Both Carey and Sorvino's publicists acknowledged that "words were exchanged" between the costars after Carey was late to the set one day. But Sorvino's rep says the incident was "ridiculously blown up" and never turned physical. The People story quoted Wisegirls producer Billy Blake, who said the two women got into a scuffle during the first week of filming. "They wrestled to the floor," he told the magazine.

    But just as soon as the spice-throwing spat got picked up by other media, retractions quickly followed. Blake issued a statement Thursday denying knowledge of the battle. "I do not have firsthand information of any altercation between Mariah Carey and Mira Sorvino as I was not on the set that day," he said.

    Sorvino released her own statement denying the brawl--and wishing Mariah the best. "I am terribly concerned for Mariah," Sorvino's statement reads. "I enjoyed my experience with her on Wisegirls, and witnessed firsthand how incredibly talented and hard working she is; flying in and out on weekends faithfully fulfilling her numerous obligations in both the film and music industry."

    Wisegirls producer Anthony Esposito, who was on the set of the film in Nova Scotia, also refuted the wrestling story. "They got along very well, and it's unfounded," he tells E! Online. "It would have destroyed my film if it were true." Despite the denials, People magazine stands by its quote. "Billy Blake told us he had this from eight different eyewitnesses who called him immediately after the incident," says People senior editor Ken Miller. "As a producer of the film, we felt he hardly had an axe to grind."

    Wisegirls, tentatively scheduled for release next February, was just one of many projects Carey had undertaken before her hospitalization last week for an "emotional and physical breakdown." Filming on Wisegirls wrapped last month. But with Carey's other new film, Glitter, and its accompanying soundtrack coming out this month, the breakneck schedule led her to leave a rambling message on her official Website before checking into an undisclosed hospital, where she's been under psychiatric care.

    Carey's publicist Cindi Berger told E! Online Friday that the octave-shattering singer is "still in the hospital, and she's resting and improving daily."

    Esposito says that when he spent time with Carey during the Wisegirls shoot, it was clear she had been pushing herself to the limit. After a day of shooting on the film, he says Carey would often just keep on working into the night. "My wife and I looked at her and we could tell she was totally exhausted then," he says. "She's very grounded and very caring...but this is a person that never, ever relaxes."

    Source:
    Thanks to Ben for this article

    Updates
    There is a new Quote O' The Week and a new Pic O' The Week. The new poll will hopefully be coming tomorrow, as I said above.

    "Oh my God that is me," says Mariah
    Steve met Mariah last year and here is his story and his tattoo of Mariah, that is on his arm:

    I finally got a chance to see Mariah live in Las Vegas last year for the first time. Something I have always dreamed about. I got a tattoo of Mariah on my shoulder to celebrate going to see my idol live in concert. Then I received the news through Mariah's fan club that I had won backstage passes. I almost jumped through the ceiling. During the concert the air conditioning was not working. Backstage the sewers were backed up and it smelled worse than a cow pasture. She showed up about 1:00 A.M. and talked to all of us four at a time. After all of this it made me admire her even more. Well I can remember everything about that night, meeting the dancers, other singers, and Michael and Janet Jackson's dad. But as soon as I saw Mariah's face my mind went blank. I was totally starstruck. Luckily my friend was with me. He helped me to remember what was said, but until this day I still can not recall what she looked like that evening. Well during the show Mariah showed us her new butterfly tattoo. When I met her I got an autograph and I said to her "I have something to show you." I then lifted my sleeve up unveiling my tattoo. She exclaimed "Oh my God that is me!" She called over her crew to look at it. I was overwhelmed. She told me it needed more cheek, so I had a cheek line added. I turned to walk away. I told myself that I had to touch her. We were told that we could not hug or kiss her. So I turned back around and said, "Mariah can I shake your hand?" No sooner did I finish that sentence and she thrust her hand out to me. That was the greatest night of my life. The tattoo looks better in person, but I enclosed a picture of it. I also went to New York to see her once again. The concert was great again. I did get backstage, but unfortunately our room did not get to meet her. At first I was disappointed, then I realized how lucky I was just to get to meet her once. And to have been able to shake her hand was truly amazing. A loving lamb, Steve.   August 5, 2001...

    Janet Speaks Out On Mariah
    Janet Jackson, who's in the middle of her multimillion dollar All For You World Tour and who's new single "Someone To Call My Lover" is the 4th most played song on Australian radio, spoke out yesterday  regarding Mariah Carey's mental illness at a press conference. Carey, who is working under Virgin Records along with Janet, is being paid over $40 million per album, more than Janet's contract at $35 million per record.

    As reported yesterday, Mariah was admitted to hospital last week due to "extreme exhaustion" and is under psychiatric care. This has sparked a media uproar, with Mariah appearing on front covers of newspapers and magazines worldwide. Janet showed plenty of sympathy in her comments about Mariah; "All she wanted was some time off, just to be herself and rest. Now she has to pay the price... She doesn't deserve it, and to some extent I can relate to it because in 1996, I was in a bad place and leading into my depression. No one knows what's happening behind the scenes. The people can only see what's presented to them."

    Janet refused to comment about an inside story which leaked out of Virgin Records late last week, that the two superstars would collaborate on a project for Janet's 4th single off her "All For You" offering. Insiders claimed that Janet was to work with Mariah on an Arabian remix of the catchy dance track "Come On Get Up". But with Mariah's risky health and Janet's full schedule, one would wonder if such a project is possible.

    Janet ended the interview with a message that clearly puts all the rumours of a rivalry to rest; "Mariah, I, from the bottom of my heart wish you a safe and full recovery. Millions of people around the world are praying for you and we all know in our hearts that you're gonna be back and stronger than ever. God Bless".

    Janet Jackson's "Someone To Call My Lover" is in stores now. Mariah's "Glitter" soundtrack will be released on August 20, in the mean time, "Loverboy" is out now.

    Source:
    Thanks to Amy for this article from Street Music Express

    Mariah's Letters
    All letters that were added to the get well guestbook are being shipped to Mariah tomorrow in three binders. Since there was so many letters and messages for Mariah, we could fit them into one, that is why there are three. All the negative posts WERE remove, so don't worry about that. We had to close it down because people, NOT Mariah fans, were leaving aweful messages. Now, it has been turned into Mariah Daily's Guestbook, so please go sign it and let me know what you think of this site. Please use constructive critism too! Thanks!

    Sign Mariah Daily's Guestbook.

    Cindy's Interview with Reforma
    Anna sent me a translation from a interview that Cindy Berger had with Reforma on the telephone. It basically sets a lot of the rumors straight and here it is:

    By Juan Carlos Garcia/Grupo Reforma
    August 2, 2001 - Mexico City, Mexico

    Despite what the British Daily Newspaper, the Sun, and other media sources have printed about Mariah's hospitalization for a "suicide attempt" after a supposed breakup with her boyfriend Luis Miguel, her spokesperson Cindy Berger categorically denied all the speculation in an interview with Reforma Newspaper's "Gente!".

        What's more, she assured us that the Mexican singer (Luis Miguel) will visit her in the hospital, where she will be for a few more days, and when he does visit her, they will take some photos to send to the media to demonstrate that the breakup rumors are false.

              "The newspapers that printed these stories are accustomed to printing  rumors and lies that they later deny.  Within the next few weeks, there will be official proof that they are not separated because Luis will visit her and there will be pictures of this.  Luis Miguel has been in frequent communication with her by telephone and I would like to dispense with this absurd rumors,"  claimed the spokesperson for Carey during a telephone call from New York, in a tone that clearly indicated how bothered she is by the rumors. 

        When asked if she thought it was strange that more than a week had gone by and Luis hadn't been to visit his girlfriend in New York, Berger explained that physical contact is not necessary to maintain closeness.

        "He (Luis) has a very busy schedule at the moment, but he has been calling her frequently, as often as he can, and as soon as he can he will visit her. He knows that it is serious, but not grave, and that it is necessary for her to get her rest," she emphasized.    

    The director of public relations for the "Loverboy" singer indicated that Carey had been hospitalized in New York for exhaustion following the heavy promotion of her album and movie (Glitter), not for a suicide attempt.

                      "It is a complete lie that she attempted suicide, a lot of people don't understand that she's a human being and she gets sick like everyone else. Mariah was completely worn out - physically and emotionally, and she is under doctor's care, receiving medication and must get complete rest for at least the next three weeks" Berger indicated.

                          Clearly bothered by the situation and recent misconceptions by various media about the ex-wife of Tommy Motolla, Berger explained that prior to her hospitalization, Mariah accidentally dropped some plates and glasses from a tray in her bedroom and she stepped on some broken glass with her bare feet, cutting herself in the process.  This is precisely what happened, an accident, and this was definitely NOT  a suicide attempt that prompted psychiatric treatment.

    Mariah Carey cancelled her appearance at the 20th birthday anniversary celebration for MTV that took place yesterday, due to her state of health. She has also postponed her promotional activities surrounding her upcoming movie Glitter, in which she makes her debut as a leading actress. The album and movie are scheduled for world-wide release later this month.

    "No one in the office is sure of when she will resume her normal activities because everything depends on what the doctor says. What is for certain is that there will be changes to her schedule regarding promotion of the album and the movie", commented Berger.

    Just a few weeks ago, in a press conference,  the 31 year old singer dismissed rumors of a secret marriage with Luis Miguel, and in various interviews she indicated that they were both artists with independent careers and separate professional lives. These comments provoked a confusion with the information service Notimex, who translated the interview she gave to Latina Magazine.  Her comments were interpreted as a statement from her that she and Luis "had separated" and this caused such an  international controversy that finally Carolina Miranda, director of Public Relations for the publication, finally had to deny the allegation.

    "In the past few days there's been so much said about this that we're tired of this situation. When they decide to terminate their relationship, you will hear about it officially from her office or spokesperson, and not from unfounded comments by the media" Berger stated.

    HOW THE RUMORS STARTED....

  • June 26, 2001
    Before various communications media in Miami, Mariah denies any "secret" marriage with Luis Miguel, with whom she's been romantically linked for almost 3 years.
  • June 28, 2001
    In an interview with REFORMA , the singer says that after her matrimonial experience with Tommy Mottola, she realizes that marriage is a serious decision and a difficult one to pursue when work is your first priority.
  • July 14, 2001
    Mariah claims no rivalry with Thalia, her ex husband's new wife, and insists that she didn't even know that Thalia was a singer with EMI, a subsidiary of Virgin Records in Mexico.
  • July 17, 2001
    A cable from Notimex claims that in an interview with Latina Magazine, Mariah confirms that she and Luis are separated, and their romance is officially over.
  • July 20, 2001
    Carolina Miranda, Director of Public Relations with Latina Magazine, clarifies that the quote about the supposed breakup was the result of an "error in translation" from English to Spanish on the part of Notimex.
  • July 26, 2001
    Mariah Carey, who has had hits such as "Dreamlover" and "Fantasy" is admitted to a New York hospital suffering from "extreme exhaustion."
  • August 1, 2001
    The British tabloid "The Sun" states that "a source close to Mariah" confirms that Mariah attempted suicide because she was despondent after her breakup with Luis Miguel.

    Mariah in Magazines
    As most of you know, Mariah is in a bunch of magazines. All the ones mentioned below, I have scanned and they are in Gallery 3. (US Weekly scans will be coming Monday morning. All other scans are in Gallery 3 already) I named the scans for what magazines they came from, so it's pretty easy to figure out.

    Mariah is on the cover of (either full cover or in a corner somewhere) People (Aug 13), Mira (Aug 14), Star (Aug 14), US Weekly (Aug 13), Globe (Aug 14) and the National Enquirer (Aug 14).

    Plus, you can check her out in September's Teen (whick features a nice new picture from Glitter, I added the scan).

    Never Too Far Review
    Ariel's friend found a review for Never Too Far and it's a good one!!

    At such a crucial point in her career, songbird Mariah Carey did not need Loverboy to have such negitive reviews. After signing a record breaking deal with Virgin Records, Mariah needed to prove that Sony was not and is not, her career foundation. But thanks to requests about her ballads, Mariah did it again! In her new song , Never Too Far, beauty mariah sings in her best ever voice! Beautiful lyrics and even more beautiful sound. Never Too Far has been compared to such as My All, Butterfly and One Sweet Day along with other masterpeices.
    Perdiction: number 1
    Rating : 5/5

    Mariah on the Radio--Live?
    Here is what JcCcT2504 told me...

    Tonight I was listening to Open House Party w/John Garabedean and Mariah was on LIVE!!  She was very very calm and she wasnt "Mariah." I mean she laughed a little, but she was a quite calmer than normal which is obviously very understandable. She just talked about Glitter a lot and said it was a musical but not a "I love this interview" (she sang that part" musical. And she described the plot and said it was definitely not autobiographical. And then the talked about the Loverboy video and David LaChapelle and what he thought about it and why it was the way it was. And she told about the plot of Glitter and she said she didn't get any sleep during filming/recording. And nothing about her current status in the hospital and stuff was ever mentioned so we weren't really updated at all.  But I just thought it was really nice just to hear her voice and hopefully know she is doing better. The interview was obviously by phone and very quick, about 3-4 minutes long.
    Majority of her radio interviews were pre-taped, so I am wondering if this was pretaped also?? Maybe it wasn't though?

    Vote for NTF on 106.7 Lite FM
    Tom informed me that Mariah is part of 106.7's latest poll. Here are the results after I voted and also, you can vote by clicking here!

    What do you think of Mariah Carey's new song, Never Too Far?
    Don't Like It 7.64 %
    Indifferent 2.12 %
    Like It 2.86 %
    Love It 87.38 %

    MC on Insiders Tonight
    Shantal told me that Mariah will be on a show called, "Insiders" tonight on Fox News at 10:30 pm EST. The show airs for 30 minutes and it mentions Madonna a lot, I am told and Mariah is most likely going to be on the show too, since they talked about her in the commercial. Check it out.

    MARIAH LIVING ON THE EDGE
    (Note:
    Take this article with a grain o' salt. The photos came out fine and it was not boiling outside either)

    IT was a boiling hot day but the windows were shut and the curtains were closed. I was led into the darkened £4,000-a-night Imperial Suite at London's Mandarin Oriental Hotel overlooking Hyde Park.

    A buxom blonde wearing hot pants was lying on a sofa. She was bathed in a bright light.

    I was made to sit in darkness at her side as she sipped Cristal champagne and fluttered her eyelids at me.

    Welcome to the weird world of Mariah Carey.

    I've interviewed divas such as Madonna, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Shania Twain, the Spice Girls and many more - but I had never quite seen behaviour like this.

    I was the last British journalist to chat to Mariah before her suicide bid last week - and her behaviour with me was bizarre to say the least.

    Days later, Mariah, 31, slashed her wrist in a New York hotel before fleeing, soaked in blood, to her mother Patricia's house.

    Patricia called cops and told them: "I think she's going to kill herself." The star was classified "emotionally disturbed" and is recovering in hospital.

    When I saw Mariah on Thursday, July 12, she seemed down and jumpy. I could barely see my notepad in the darkness as she rambled on about her favourite jack-in-the-box and proudly showed me her pink plastic CD player.

    It was something that would not have been out of place in a ten-year-old's bedroom.

    Yet this was one of the highest-paid women in pop, earning £20million-an-album. She teetered around in high heels with her shorts showing off her long, tanned legs and admitted she did not know what time it was - or even what day.

    Mariah takes her own lighting adviser with her when she travels and he is rumoured to earn £2,000-a-day. Nice work if you can get it.

    The Sun's showbiz photographer, Dave Hogan, had spent an hour setting up his own studio lights in an adjoining suite.

    But as he lifted his camera, Mariah said: "I don't like this light - can we use my sparkly one? It makes me feel like I'm bathed in sunlight."

    Her trusty servant scuttled off to fetch the light and as I stood with Mariah to pose for the traditional arm-around-the-celeb shot.

    Then, BOOM! I was almost blinded by the flash of white light. Mariah seemed to look happy though - the light made her look five years younger and she purred: "Don't you love this one Dom. It's all sparkly."

    Unfortunately her choice of lighting rendered the pictures unusable as the mega-watt bulbs created huge shadows behind our heads.

    We looked as if we had been captured in the spotlight at an amateur dramatics production. I first met Mariah two years ago at the nearby Lanesborough hotel. She was wearing very little then. As we spoke she writhed on the bed, giving me the distinct impression she was up for it.

    It was the classic Mariah tactic - she flirts and it works. But at our last meeting she was more subdued.

    I still have never heard Mariah utter the words "Tommy Mottola." She split from Tommy, now 52, four years ago. They shared a 50-acre, £10million estate in Westchester, New York, which she described as a "monstrosity." Oddly, she later corrected herself, saying: "Call it a beautiful monstrosity."

    During the interview she was vague and used phrases like "my personal situation," "I feel damaged," "some things have scarred me" and "I've met a lot of sharks who won't let go." There was an underlying fear of upsetting anyone. She refused to criticise Madonna, who has often slagged her off.

    It was difficult to pin her down on anything. She appeared vulnerable and scared. She may have a big entourage but I don't reckon she has many true friends. There were reports of bust-ups with actress Mira Sorvino on the set of movie Wise Girls and she left two desperate and incoherent messages on her website before the suicide bid.

    It became obvious something was wrong with her now broken relationship with Mexican singer Luis Miguel.

    I realised then that she had started to lose the plot - but I never imagined that, less than three weeks later, I would be writing stories about her hacking her wrist in a desperate cry for help.

    Source:
    Thanks to Noel for this article from The Sun

    Mariah in MSN's Artist Spotlight
    Benjamin told me that Mariah is in MSN's current Artist Spotlight and you can check it all out by clicking here. It's a cool little page that dedicated to her, with lots of multimedia!

    Link Change
    Mariah Land changed address recently and you can check it out at it's new location by clicking here.


    Rep Denies Carey Tried to Commit Suicide
    Mariah Carey's rep is denying reports that the singer, who is now under psychiatric care following a "physical and emotional collapse," tried to kill herself.

    The 31-year-old star checked herself into the hospital July 25 for "extreme exhaustion," her publicist, Cindi Berger, said last week. The multi-octaved singer's condition has now been termed a nervous breakdown by her rep — and labeled a suicide attempt by New York and London tabs.

    The New York Daily News reports that Carey's mother, Patricia, called 911 after Mariah cut herself on broken glass at her New York home, which Berger confirmed to the paper. However, Carey's rep says that the incident was not a suicide attempt. "She did break some dishes and glasses, and she may have stepped on them," Berger tells the Daily News.

    Berger also denies that the singer's collapse is due to drugs or alcohol. "She literally was on no sleep," she tells People magazine.

    Carey's mother, who accompanied her daughter to the facility, tells the magazine that her daughter is "finally getting some much-needed rest."

    The pop star's collapse is being attributed to her grueling schedule in promoting her new album and two new films. Other strains may be the rumored end of her three-year relationship with Latin singer Luis Miguel and the lackluster sales of her new single, "Loverboy." The first single from the Glitter soundtrack was stalled at No. 60 on the Billboard charts until Virgin slashed the price of the single to 49 cents, after which it rose to No. 2.

    Friends of the singer also suspect a plot by Sony Music Entertainment chief Tommy Mottola (who is also her ex-husband), 53, to derail Carey's career by feeding damaging rumors (such as a feud with fellow diva Janet Jackson) to the media. Mottola wants revenge "because she left him, and she's out of his hands," a friend of Carey's tells People.

    (from Mr. Showbiz)

    Mariah still has the biggest contract in music history   
    Many of you guys emailed us saying that now Whitney has the biggest contract in history (Click here to read more) but Whitney´s contract is for 6 studio albums + 2 greatest hits compilation, and Mariah´s deal for only 3 albums. So Whitney´s getting 16 mill per album while Mariah´s getting 26.6mill per album. Congratulations to Whitney Houston on her new record deal.

    Bits of news
    From Soul:
    I got the full program map of MTV Europe this months as I always do through my radio station so I thought of telling you about the airing of shows Mariah related so the fans can know about it .

    Saturday August 4th :
    MTV Fanatic with Mariah Carey at 10:30 AM C.E.T

    Saturday August 18th :
    Sisters Of Soul Weekend
    All Time Top 10 Sisters Of Soul Videos
    12:30 PM C.E.T

    more from Soul:
    "Loverboy" has just been released last week in the UK . I got you this recommendation comment made by top magazine Smash Hits on the single:

    "SUPER LOVER"
    review from Smash Magazine

    Make some room here - scanty of frock and big of voice, the original pop diva is back . Mariah Carey has got together with her musical mates to make her return to the charts in style with Loverboy. Garage guru MJ Cole, who had a hit last year with Crazy Love , has lent his remix skills to the track, and saucy rapper Ludacris and feisty rhymer Da Brat also guest on the tune.
    And guess what? Mariah sings very , very high at one point . Full of surprises that one .

    In the same issue of the Smash Hits magazine with Madonna on the cover , they have a special report on Salsa Sizzlers and latin singers . There is a portion about Mariah . Here is it;

    MARIAH CAREY Her Voice Can Go Even Higher Than Her Skirts

    Brought up by her Venezuelan dad and her Irish mum, Mariah has suffered racial prejudice throughout her life , a subject she discusses through her songs. "I feel good about my contribution to music" she says. "If nothing else , at least people know I´ve
    gone through it" Shes the biggest selling female solo star - Elvis Presely is the only other solo artist to have spent longer at the top of the charts ! And while Ricky and Christina are content to record tracks in just two langauages , high-pitched Mariah plans to release an album only dogs can hear.


    August 3, 2001...Update #2

    Clips from Glitter
    Virgin added clips from the Glitter Soundtrack and for a direct link, click here.

    New Pictures
    Alan sent me some pictures. First off, you can check out MC on the cover of Entertainment Weekly and also the two pages that go with it. Along with that, Alan sent me the promo cover of Never Too Far, which will end up to most likely be the cover of the cd single. There is a sneak peak on the right.

    Plus, MCFanatic sent me some scans from OK and National Enquier on Miss Mariah.

    Finally, Laetitia told me Mariah is on the cover of a german magazine called TV spielfilm. Check out all the scans in Gallery 3.

    Mariah on the Today Show
    Here is what Brianne told me:
    This Morning Mariah was on the Today show. They did a whole segment on her and her illness. They basically just interviewed two people: one from People Mag and one from US Daily on her condition. They said she probably has been doing to much and that is why she is in the hospital. They also said how she left those messages on the website and had been acting werid before she was admitted to the hospital. Then the guy from People said this may all be attributed to the lack of success Loverboy has gotten. He went on to say how devastating this could be for an artist. I was very angry to hear that, because I doubt that would affect Mariah. She is already so successful. It also showed some scenes from Glitter and spoke of the upcoming movie as well as the film. All in all it was about 4 or 5 minutes and told us nothing new.

    Mariah Hosp Nightmare
    New details emerged yesterday of Mariah Carey's anguished state of mind on the night she was rushed to a hospital in the midst of a physical and mental breakdown.

    A source told the Daily News the 31-year-old singer seemed very distressed when she arrived at Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mount Kisco early July 26.

    "She was extremely depressed," said the source. "She was pretty much out of it."

    The source, who said he saw Carey at the hospital, claimed she had bandages on both wrists and hands in the emergency room.

    "The palms of her hands and wrists were bandaged," he said.

    That account raised fresh questions about what really happened just before her mother, Patricia Carey, made a frantic 911 call for help the night of July 25.

    Carey's representatives have acknowledged she broke glasses and dishes out of frustration earlier that day — "and may have stepped on them."

    But they repeatedly have denied reports she tried to commit suicide or hurt herself.

    Asked last night about the reports of the bandages, Carey's team marshaled a flurry of denials, including one from a man who claimed to be an ambulance driver who treated her that night.

    "She didn't slit her wrists," said the man, who identified himself as Peter Nuzzo. "There were no bandages." He said he had been asked to call The News by Ron Nash, Carey's business manager.

    Nash then called The News and also said the account of the bandages was not true.

    "There were no slashed wrists, no cuts or bandages," according to Nash, who said he was at the hospital when Carey was brought in.

    Her manager, Louise McNally, also repeated the denial of a suicide attempt — and insisted Carey's wrists and hands were never bandaged.

    "There was not a mark on her hands or wrists then and there's not a mark on her hands or wrists now," McNally told The News after visiting the singer yesterday at the Connecticut psychiatric hospital where she is being treated.

    The source gave The News the following account of what happened when Carey was taken by ambulance, first to Northern Westchester Hospital Center and later moved to the Connecticut facility.

    Just after 2 a.m. on July 26, Carey arrived by ambulance along with her mother, the source said. She was wearing sneakers, faded jeans and white tank top.

    "She was pretty much out of it," the source said, adding, "There was no evidence that she had been drinking or taking drugs."

    The stressed-out singer seemed to rally after she was medicated when she arrived at the hospital, the source said.

    And on the ambulance ride to the psychiatric hospital, she felt well enough to talk with paramedics and tap messages out on her portable pager.

    Carey remained under doctors' care at the Connecticut hospital. Patricia Carey was spotted last night at the facility.

    Last week the singer had been at her mother's mansion in Goldens Bridge in Westchester County, when, after several weeks of erratic behavior, she freaked out. Patricia Carey grabbed her cell phone and called state police dispatchers asking for medical help, sources said.

    Carey's people said she is suffering from exhaustion brought on by insomnia and overwork.

    Yesterday, a private investigator hired by Carey said the singer believed her powerful ex-husband, Sony honcho Tommy Mottola, was trying to torpedo her career — and that this drove her over the edge.

    "He is conducting a smear campaign against her," said Jack Palladino, the San Francisco-based sleuth.

    Mottola responded by saying he "is deeply saddened by Mariah's illness, and I remain completely supportive of her, both personally and professionally. Any allegations that I have tried to hinder her career are completely untrue."

    Source:
    Thanks to Nini for this article from NY Post

    August 3, 2001...Update #1

    Translation of Gente article
    Despite what the British Daily Newspaper, the Sun, and other media sources have printed about Mariah's hospitalization for a 'suicide attempt" after a supposed breakup with her boyfriend Luis Miguel, her spokesperson Cindy Berger categorically denied all the speculation in an interview with "Gente!".

        What's more, she assured us that the Mexican singer (Luis Miguel) will visit her in the hospital, where she will be for a few more days, and when he does visit her, they will take some photos to send to the media to demonstrate that the breakup rumors are false.

        The newspaper that printed these stories are accustomed to printing rumors and lies that they later deny.  Within the next few weeks, there will be official proof that they are not separated because Luis will visit her and there will be pictures of this.  Luis Miguel has been in frequent communication with her by telephone and I would like to dispense with this absurd rumors, claimed the spokesperson for Carey during telephone call from New York, in a tone that clearly indicated how bothered she is by the rumors. 

        When asked if she thought it was strange that more than a week had gone by and Luis hadn't been to visit his girlfriend in New York, Berger explained that physical contact is not necessary to maintain closeness.     "He (Luis) has a very busy schedule at the moment, but he has been calling her frequently, as often as he can, and as soon as he can he will visit her. He knows that it is serious, but not grave, and that it is necessary for her to get her rest, she emphasized.    

        The director of public relations for the "Loverboy" singer indicated that Carey had been hospitalized in New York for exhaustion following the heavy promotion of her album and movie (Glitter), not for a suicide attempt.

        "It is a complete lie that she attempted suicide, a lot of people don't understand that she's a human being and she gets sick like everyone else. Mariah was completely worn out - physically and emotionally, and she is under doctor's care, receiving medication and must get complete rest for at least the next three weeks" Berger indicated.

        Clearly bothered by the situation and recent misconceptions by various media about the ex-wife of Tommy Motolla, Berger explained that prior to her hospitalization, Mariah accidentally dropped some plates and glasses from a tray in her bedroom and she stepped on some broken glass with her bare feet, cutting herself in the process.  This is precisely what happened, an accident, and this was definitely NOT  a suicide attempt that prompted psychiatric treatment.   Mariah Carey cancelled her appearance at the 20th birthday anniversary celebration for MTV that took place yesterday, due to her state of health. She has also postponed her promotional activities surrounding her upcoming movie Glitter, in which she makes her debut as a leading actress. The movie is scheduled for it's worldwide premiere in the U.S. on August 17, and the album will premiere at the end of this month (note: I think it's the other way around  - album first, and then the movie).   "No one in the office is sure of when she will resume her normal activities because everything depends on what the doctor says. What is for certain is that there will be changes to her schedule regarding promotion of the album and the movie", commented Berger.

    Just a few weeks ago, in a press conference,  the 31 year old singer dismissed rumors of a secret marriage with Luis Miguel, and in various interviews she indicated that were both artists with independent careers and separate professional lives. These comments provoked a confusion with the information service Notimex, who translated the interview she gave to Latina Magazine.  Her comments were interpreted as a statement from her that she and Luis "had separated" and this caused such an  international controversy that finally Carolina Miranda, director of Public Relations for the publication, finally had to deny the allegation.

    "In the past few days there's been so much said about this that we're tired of this situation. When they decide to terminate their relationship, you will hear about it officially from her office or spokesperson, and not from unfounded comments by the media" Berger stated.

    Source:
    Thanks to Anna/Eva for this article translation from Gente

    Mariah in People
    Courtney tells me that there is a small picture of Mariah on the cover of the new People magazine and there is a two page article on her inside. There is a pic of her from Diva's Live in the contents section and then in the article, there is pics of her with Luis, one from TRL and another from the recent cd signing. Courtney was very nice and typed it all out for us...

    DIVA IN DISTRESS
    In the spring Mariah Carey seemed to be and the top of her game and heading higher. The 32-year-old pop diva was soon to release 'Glitter', her first disc for Virgin Records, which last year signed her to a record-breaking five-year $117 million contract. She was about to make her debut as a leading lady in the movie of the same name, based loosely on her own rages-to-riches life story. Another movie, 'Wise Girls', was in the can. Then her professional and personal life began to unravel. Finally, on July 25, after posting a pair of rambling and plaintive messages to fans onher Web site, Carey entered an undisclosed East Coast hospital for treatment of what her spokeswoman Cindi Berger calls "an emotional and physical breakdown". Carey's condition forced her to cancel all future engagements, including MTV's 20th-anniversary concert and press interveiws for her movie. Someone who encountered Carey before her collapse say that they saw warning signs. In May, during her first week of work on 'Wise Girls', she and costar Mira Sorvino tangled on one of the few occasions the singer was late getting to the set. "Mira got into her face, and Mariah threw a salt shaker at her," says producer Billy Blake. "They restled to the floor." Then, two weeks ago, Carey appeared on MTV's 'Total Request Live' to promote her single "Loverboy". Without warning, she launched into a striptease, yanking off her lavender T-shirt (which she handed to host Carson Daly) to reveal a skimpy halter and glittery shorts. "We were shocked," says one eyewitness. "We were thinking, 'Is she crazy or just fun?'" The next day, at a promotional stop at Roosevelt Feild mall on Long Island, Carey rambled so incoherently that Berger snatched the microphone from her. "She was not speaking clearly," recalls Berger. "She was not talking about what she had come to talk about: her record."

    Five days later Carey checked herself into the hospital, were she is receiving both medical and psychiatric care. Berger insists that Carey's erratic behavior has nothing to do with drugs or alcohol. "she litrally was on no sleep," Berger says. Adds Carey's mother, Patricia, 69, who accompanied her daughter to the facility: "She's finally getting some much needed rest."

    Of late, Carey's life has been anything but restful. According to her Web site posting prior to entering the hospital, she was in a "bad place." Just before her breakdown, Carey had returned from a grueling two-week European promotional tour. Career setbacks added to the stress. Accustomed to runaway hits since she became a pop sensation at 19, Carey watched 'Loverboy,' the first single from 'Glitter', receive mixed reviews and nose-dive to No. 60 on 'Billboard's' singles chart. It soared back to No. 2 at the end of July but only after Virgin slashed the price of the single to 49 cents. Romantis woes also may have played a role. Carey's heated three-year love affair with Latin singer Luis Miguel, 31, had cooled in recent months. Although he gave her a $1.42 million diamond bracelet to celebrate the completion of her movie, the two have not seen each other since April. "To my knowledge there's been no official breakup," insists Berger, adding that an "extremely worried" Miguel called Carey's manager to ask about her health.

    Sources close to the singer areconvinced that ex-husband and Sony Music Entertainment chief Tommy Mottola, 53, is behind a campaign to derail her career by feeding damaging rumours (of a feud with fellow Virgin artist Janet Jackson, for example) to the media. ONe carey associate asserts that Mottola- who discovered the singer, married her in 1993 and continued to shape her career before their divorce four years later- wants revenge "because she left him, and she's out of his hands." Carey may have been alluding to this alleged conspiracy when she wrote on her Web site, "I just can't trust anybody anymore right now because I don't understand what's going on." Earlier this year she went  so far as to hire San Francisco attorney and private detective Jack Palladino to uncover the supposed plot. Palladino, 57, calls her accusations "well-founded"- although he declines to offer specific evidence- and claims that Mottola's machinations are "an open secret in the record industry." But a Sony spokesperson calls the charges "completely untrue." Adds Mottola, who wed Latin singer Thailia last December: "Speaking on behalf of myself and everyone at Son Music, we wish Mariah a full and speedy recovery."

    Family, fans, friends and her record company are all hoping for a quick bounce back. "Virgin is extremely supportive of whatever Mariah needs," says the label's vice chairman Nancy Berry. For the moment, Carey's biggest challenge is rebuilding her health, both physical and mental. "Mariah will be back," promises Berger, "and she'll be stronger than ever."

    Used, but clean
    SHE'S hospitalized, but Mariah Carey is still doing good deeds. On Friday, a pair of Carey's used but laundered boxers will be auctioned off at uBid.com for educational charity Knowledge Is Power. The undies are inscribed, "Lamb . . . I used to sleep in these - and things of that nature! Love, Mariah MC." Meanwhile, Carey's rep Cindi Berger insists the singer's "great relationship" with Virgin is unharmed by her collapse. "Both Nancy Berry [head of Virgin] and Ken Berry [head of Virgin's parent EMI] have been extraordinarily supportive. Their biggest concern is her well-being."

    Source:
    Thanks to Tom/Alan for this article from NY Post

    Damizza says Carey came up with his name
    Shade Sheist and Damizza are the hottest new double act on America's West Coast. They're still fairly unknown over here, but they've been working with artists like Mariah Carey for years. In fact, Damizza told Radio 1 that it was Mariah who came up with his stage name:
    "I met Mariah Carey who had me do a remix for 'I Still Believe' which was my first real production."

    "I didn't want to do it under Damien Young, and she came up with the name. She just said: 'Hmmm, Damien..Dam..Dam..Damizza' - and it just stuck."

    Source:
    Thanks to Ashes from Rainbow Princess for this article!

    Mariah in Teen Magazine
    Michelle, from Star Mariah, told me that Mariah is in the Sept. isue of Teen magazine several times. First off, she is on page 34 in the Style News section! It has a new picture from Glitter, Michelle tells me and it says...

    Silver Wear Forget glitter-silver body paint is that newest way to look hot in metallic. Mariah Carey sparks the trend in her new flick, Glitter, where she flashes streaks of silver all over her body. Her on-set makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle, used a body paint called Make Up For Ever Aquacolor in Silver ($24, Make Up For Ever store, NYC, 212/941-9337). Or save your wallet silver and get a metallic pencil Physicians Formula Virtual Eyes in Eye-Tech ($6.95, PhysiciansFormula.com, drugstores).

    HOW TO DO IT: Paint stars, lips, unicorns or hearts on any exposed skin. Art ain't your thing? Coat a rubber stamp in the silver paint and press away.

    Next, she is on page 49 and it has a full Glitter movie ad. Then on page 126, she is in a section called, "Hear I, Watch It, Read It!" It says...
    Glitter (20th Century Fox)
    Billie Frank (Mariah Carey) is about to break out as the singing star she's always dreamed she could be. After overcoming a "bumpy" youth (whose isn't?), she's discovered by Julian Dice (Max Beesley), a happenin' DJ during the 80's club scene. The two fall in love, and Billie learns that stardom is not the glamorous ride she dreamed it would be. Hey, Miss Mariah fans, sounds familiar?
    Finally on page 144, it had the Glitter ad and it talks about the Glitter contest and how you can enter.

    Whitney Tops Mariah?
    NEW YORK (AP) - Arista Records is saving all its love - and money - for Whitney Houston.

    The Grammy-winning superstar has signed a multi-album record deal with Arista that the label said was in excess of $100 million. The deal would appear to top Mariah Carey's recent signing to Virgin Records, which was said to be worth about $20 million per album.

    ``I am so excited with this new deal and I'm looking forward to going into the studio soon to start work on my next album,'' Houston said in a statement Thursday. ``Arista Records has been my home since the beginning of my career. I am happy to be continuing the relationship and I look forward to working with (Arista president) L.A. Reid and the new Arista family.''

    Houston is Arista's best-selling artist, having sold more than 140 million records worldwide and charting numerous No. 1 hits, including ``The Greatest Love of All,'' ``I Will Always Love You'' and ``Saving All My Love For You.''

    Source:
    Taken from AOL

    Mariah's Get Well Messages
    Can I just say how angry and upset I am after working on Mariah's get well package last night! I printed out 1000 of the 2000 entrees so far yesterday and last night, in bed I was reading through them and trying to edit out the negative ones. Well, it seemed like almost every two pages there was a negative post. It seemed it wasn't even the normal visitors to Mariah Daily but more so fans that came in from the official site, trying to spread their hatred because hey, they obviously have nothing better to do. The thing is, they are NOT going to succeed. All the negative messages have been edited out and Mariah WILL NOT SEE THEM! So all they did was waste their time and mine and you know what, I think it is sad. I don't waste my time going to the artist fansites that I dislike and try and bring them down and also that particular artist. One, it is a waste of time and two, it is a total lack of respect for those indiviuals. WE love Mariah and she means a lot to us and I don't see why someone that doesn't particularly like her, has to try and bring us down. Why the heck do you think there is different types of music out there?? Everyone doesn't have to like the same type of music or artist and if you don't like Mariah, DO NOT sign the guestbook and DO NOT come to this website. I am done venting now, thank you! The book should be completed by Monday and send Monday afternoon. I won't be able to send it today as thought because it is taking a long time to read through all 2000 of the messages!! Sorry!

    Regina Takes A Break
    I am taking Saturday off because my nephews/neice are coming over and I love spending time with them. They usually come over on Sundays and that's why I don't update on Sunday sometimes. However, this Sunday, I will update this site.


    News From Japan
    Hi! Someone sent me an e-mail and it's a Japan's Mariah news, and this news is from my friend Mimika. News flash!! Mariah return Although precedence sale of Mariah's album for the first time in two years will be carried out prior to the world in Japan on the 18th, this album is the sound track of a movie. The new song "LOVER BOY" put on the market on July 18 is begun, and a total of 13 music is recorded. In Japan, it puts on the market from Sony Music. A movie will be exhibited in the United States on the 31st, and is exhibited also in October by the national Toho system in public presentation and Japan. Mariah falls into the tour in Britain on the other day for "being fatigue of a degree very much", returns to New York, and is being sent [ be / i! t ] to hospital now. Although leaving hospital time is undecided and it is worried about condition, according to the persons concerned, it is said that a work return is carried out within the limit of the two weeks back. The first starring movie, the album for the first time in two years -- It is almost certain to visit Japan in accordance with public presentation of a movie only to Mariah known for a Japanophile for PR. A fine figure is likely to be shown to a fan by the 6th visit to Japan.

    (Many thanks to Mimika for this news)

    Mariah Needs More Rest
    Singer now under psychiatric care

    August 2nd, 2001
    by Sheila Green

    LOS ANGELES, CA. -- Mariah Carey won't be belting out those high notes anytime soon.

    You may already know that she went to the hospital in late July suffering from extreme exhaustion. Now, new reports from her spokesperson say, "[Carey] has suffered an emotional and physical breakdown...she is under psychiatric care."

    Carey's publicist was quick to shoot down tabloids reports that the NMC eCharting artist attempted suicide by cutting herself. "Mariah did break some dishes and glasses last Wednesday [July 25] and may have cut her foot, but she definitely did not hurt herself intentionally. The suicide reports are not true," the spokeswoman said

    Carey's "Loverboy" remains the top single in the U.S. after selling more than 131,000 copies in its third week at retail.

    VIRGIN SCORES PAIR OF NUMBER 2 DEBUTS
    I got this article from New Media Music

    Virgin Records America had yet another spectacular week as two of its key superstars landed Top Five debuts for their latest releases.

    Mariah Carey's debut Virgin single "Loverboy" stormed into the Number One slot on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart and into the Number Two position on the Hot 100 after an amazing 180,000 singles were sold in its first week at retail. The song, which also debuts at Number Three on the Hot Dance Maxi Singles Sales chart, is the lead track from Glitter, the soundtrack to the film of the same name featuring eleven all-new recordings from Carey, undeniably the most successful female singer of the 1990s. Glitter will be released on August 21.

    Aaliyah's Virgin Records debut via its affiliation with Blackground Records also had a huge opening with 187,000 copies sold in its first week. The seven-day total catapults the artist's eponymously titled collection into the Number Two slot on both the Billboard Top 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The numbers mark a spectacular 140,000-unit increase over Aaliyah's last album's first week sales of 40,000 units. More importantly, it sets a personal milestone for Aaliyah: the debut puts the artist in the Top Ten of the Top Pop Albums chart for the very first time in her career. Last year, she made industry history when her smash single "Try Again" hit Number One on the Hot 100 strictly on the basis of radio airplay.

    Comments Ray Cooper, Co-president, Virgin Records America, "We are thrilled that our first efforts with these talented artists have produced such stellar results. Both Mariah and Aaliyah are true superstars and we are thrilled to be part of the process that brings their creative visions to fruition. We congratulate each of them on their success."

    Mariah Carey's Virgin Records America debut Glitter will be released on August 21, 2001. Aaliyah's Virgin debut Aaliyah was released on Tuesday, July 31.

    Mariah Carey battles a songbird's sadness
    Ongoing hospital stay for 'breakdown' casts pall on future film, music projects

    Aug. 1 — The show will have to go on without Mariah Carey. A publicist for the singer has said that Carey is still resting in an undisclosed hospital, after she was admitted last week suffering from a case of "extreme exhaustion." But deeper reasons for her hospitalization are coming to light.

    ' ... I'm trying to understand things in life right now, and so I really don't feel that I should be doing music right now.' — MARIAH CAREY writing to her fans on her Web site

    CAREY'S HOSPITALIZATION was first attributed to a her recent breakneck schedule working on two movies and her new album. But her publicist now reports that Carey, 31, is under psychiatric care following last week's hospitalization, the result of an "emotional and physical breakdown."

    Carey's publicist, Cindi Berger, also denied tabloid reports that Carey tried to commit suicide. She said that just before the breakdown, Carey suffered cuts to her body, but the injuries were unintentional.

    DESPONDENT MESSAGES "She did break some dishes and glasses, and she may have stepped on them," Berger said. The singer's hospital stay comes hard on the heels of notable recent behavior. Just before her hospitalization, Carey left two despondent messages on her Web site. She said she wanted to close her management company and take a break, but Berger said nothing has changed and her management remains the same. Carey made a surreal impromptu appearance recently on MTV's "Total Request Live," dressed in little more than a lavender T-shirt pushing an ice cream cart filled with Popsicles for the teen-age audience, and reading a love letter from her mom to host Carson Daly. She also made a publicity appearance at a Long Island mall, where an assistant took a microphone away from her to prevent her from speaking.

    LABEL, STUDIO SCRAMBLING The recent problems mean the pop diva will miss her previously scheduled performance Wednesday at MTV's 20th anniversary show, not to mention a string of other upcoming appearances to promote her new film and soundtrack, "Glitter." Advertisement

    And it has left both 20th Century Fox and Virgin Records in a precarious situation — potentially promoting a new film and soundtrack without their big star. Berger said on Tuesday that the press junket for "Glitter," originally set for Aug. 17, is canceled, but the film is still scheduled to hit theaters Aug. 31.

    Virgin Records, meanwhile, is standing pat with its Aug. 21 release for the soundtrack — Carey's first release under her new megabucks deal with the label. The singer, who has tallied more than $140 million sales worldwide, left Sony in April to sign a multi-album, multimillion-dollar deal with Virgin Records that's valued between $17 million and $20 million, one of the most lucrative in music history.

    The singer's troubles went public after she posted the messages to fans on her Web site, www.MariahCarey.com.

    'I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND' 'What I'd like to do is take a little break, or at least get one night of sleep.' — CAREY

    "So basically, all I really wanna say is I don't know what's going on with life, and I hope all the fans are good, and I just want you to know that I'm trying to understand things in life right now, and so I really don't feel that I should be doing music right now," one of her messages read.

    "Glitter is going to be out soon. And you're going to have that, and I'm gonna be taking some time off," she added. "What I'd like to do is take a little break, or at least get one night of sleep."

    Carey, who is divorced from Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola, had been dating Latin singer Luis Miguel. Berger said Miguel had not visited Carey in the hospital, but has called her manager to express concern.

    The semi-autobiographical "Glitter" stars Carey as an aspiring singer who gets her big break in the music biz with the help of a DJ whom she later falls in love with. In addition to starring in the film and producing and recording the soundtrack, Carey also recently had been filming another movie, Lions Gate's "Wise Girls," costarring Mira Sorvino, due out next year.

    Mariah Carey undergoes psychiatric care
    August 1, 2001, 5:49 pm
    By Erika Gimenes, Hollywood.com Staff

    HOLLYWOOD, August 1, 2001 -- Pop diva Mariah Carey is now under psychiatric care after she checked herself into an undisclosed New York hospital last week because of an "emotional and physical breakdown," her spokeswoman Cindi Berger told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

    "She has suffered an emotional and physical breakdown...she is under psychiatric care," Berger said.

    Berger denied tabloid reports that Carey tried to commit suicide as a result of splitting up with her boyfriend, Latin singer Luis Miguel, but confirmed that the singer had suffered cuts on her body.

    "She did break some dishes and glasses, and she may have stepped on them," Berger said.

    Carey's mother, Patricia, made the 911 call to New York State Police, Entertainment Tonight reported.

    Carey, 31, left two messages on her official site before her hospitalization, complaining to fans that she was being overworked and receiving little attention from her new record label, Virgin Records. She also commented on wanting to close her management company to take a break.

    Carey, who is divorced from Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola, is currently dating Miguel. Miguel has not visited the singer in the hospital, but does calls her management expressing concern.

    Carey has cancelled all public appearances, including her headline performance at MTV 20th birthday party on Wednesday.

    Glitter, marking Carey's first leading role in a film, opens at the end of the month. She has said that the rock 'n' roll fable, about a struggling young singer's rise to fame in the 1980s, is not autobiographical.

    Carey's latest single, "Loverboy," is taken from the film's forthcoming soundtrack.

    In April, Carey signed with Virgin Records after departing Columbia Records, a label she had been with since the start of her career. In a deal that will give her $20 million per album, Glitter will be the first album released under the new label.

    Farenheit°: Woman On Our Mind
    Thanks much to HeatTwilight@aol.com for this news about Mariah's Glitter co-star, Padma Lakshmi
    The August 2001 issue of GQ (Chris Tucker on the cover) has half of page 44 dedicated to Padma Lakshmi, a co-star in Glitter as their Farenheit° Woman On Our Mind. There's a big, gorgeous picture of Lakshmi, with a mini-interview printed adjacent to the photo.

    PADMA LAKSHMI

    We know her best as...Salman Rushdie's girlfriend She hopes we'll soon recognize her instead as...an "emerging" actress. The part-time model, cookbook author and television host makes her Hollywood-movie debut this month opposite Mariah Carey in Glitter.

    In Glitter you play Sylk, a rival diva to Mariah Carey's character. Does this mean you play a bitch?
    No, my character's not a bitch. She just doesn't have time for inferior people.

    Does Mariah fall into that category?
    According to Sylk, everybody's inferior.

    Does Sylk get her comeuppance?
    Yes, she does. Of course she does. It's Mariah's movie.

    What's the worst misspelling of your name you've received in the mail?
    [laughs] I had one that said Panda Lockjaw. People mispronounce and mispell my name all the time.

    One last thing. You were once engaged to an Italian gentleman; now you're dating someone who was born in Bombay and lived in England. Do we American guys not have what it takes?
    No! [laughs] I was out of the country, and I just moved back. So I haven't had a chance to date any American men. I met Salman, and that was it. --A.R.

    Glen Abedi Woodstock, GA

    Contest To Win Glitter Album and Loverboy Single
    Todd's site Madame Mariah is part of Lamb Central, and he is having a contest for a lucky lamb to win the Glitter album and Loverboy single!

    New Mariah Pictures!!
    Tammy sent me these adorable pics of Miss Mariah from MTV's 20th...Everbody talk about Pop Music. Thanks Tammy, they made me smile!

    I found this on the website abstract.net It is supposed to be from the MTV 20th show.The congratulations video Mariah did for the show. I'm not sure if this will come through or how clear it will be but I thought I would try.

    Check them out in Gallery 3

    ATTENTION MARIAH CAREY FANS: Join in on the action.
    I got this information from MarkScottW@aol.com:

    MTV's Total Request Live will be counting down the top videos of the summer, as announced on today's live segment. This is a perfect time for us to vote Mariah on the countdown. "Loverboy" definitely was a great summer video. So please, vote day and night to make MC place high on the countdown. Check in with mtv.com for upcoming information about the countdown.

    PS I feel that if we really push hard for people to vote, and get a head start in all of the action, this could be a really awesome chance for the fans to help Mariah out!!!

    Congrats!
    For the second straight week, "Loverboy" is #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart! Great job everyone. Remember, this week will be crucial for Mariah, go and grab a couple of copies of the single and lets try to get her to #1. Destiny's Child has released a limited amount of singles and they have almost sold completely out. This means that they will be less of a threat this week. Keep in mind that Walmart and KMart are not accredited Soundscan stores, so sales at these stores will not affect the Billboard Charts. You can pick up "Loverboy" at any Sam Goody, Disc Jockey, Camelot Music, or Wherehouse Music locations. Remember, let's not settle for 2nd best!

    "Glitter" Reservations.
    Mariah's upcoming release, "Glitter" can be reserved at any Sam Goody Store for $2.00, and then sold for the low total of $13.99 on Aug. 21st. Go reserve your copy today!

    *IMPORTANT: Must read!
    Virgin Records is wasting no time with Mariah's next single, "Never Too Far." It will be released to US Radio on August 13th. The single is already being sampled in the larger US markets. It is EXTREMELY important that we call/e-mail all local radio stations and request "N2F." We would like this single to get more airplay than "Loverboy," and hopefully, debut in the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.

    Webmasters, PLEASE--PLEASE--PLEASE urge your viewers to request "N2F." This will be essential for it's success. I believe the radio, and all of its listeners will take to "N2F" better than "Loverboy." The world has been waiting for another MC ballad. So let's give it to them. Let's make it go #1!

    I hope this info is helpful to you. Thanks for being so loyal to MC.

    Regards, Mark

    Mariah Carey: Stress Caused Breakdown
    August 1st, 2001
    By STEPHEN M. SILVERMAN

    Following some erratic behavior during recent personal appearances -- including her doing an impromptu striptease on MTV during an interview with Carson Daly -- on July 25 Mariah Carey, 32, checked herself into the hospital, where she is receiving both medical and psychiatric care.

    Speaking to PEOPLE, Carey's publicist, Cindi Berger, insists that the pop diva's behavior had nothing to do with drugs or alcohol. "She literally was on no sleep," Berger says in the new issue. Adds Carey's mother, Patricia, 69, who accompanied her daughter to the facility: "She's finally getting some much needed rest." Just before her breakdown, Carey had returned from a grueling two-week European promotional tour. Career setbacks added to the stress.

    Carey watched "Loverboy" (the first single from "Glitter") nose-dive to No. 60 on Billboard's singles chart. It soared back to No. 2 at the end of July but only after Virgin slashed the price of the single to 49 cents. Romantic woes also may have played a role. Carey's heated three-year love affair with Latin singer Luis Miguel, 31, had cooled in recent months, reports PEOPLE, and the two have not seen each other since April.

    Sources close to the singer are also convinced that ex-husband and Sony Music Entertainment chief Tommy Mottola, 53, is behind a campaign to derail Carey's career by feeding damaging rumors (of a feud with fellow Virgin artist Janet Jackson, for example) to the media. One Carey associate asserts that Mottola wants revenge "because she left him, and she's out of his hands."

    Source: People.com

    A Star Is Worn

    The story behind Mariah's hospitalization -- Despite having a new film and CD to plug, the diva calls a time-out by Nicholas Fonseca ''I just want you to know that I'm trying to understand things in life right now, and so I really don't feel that I should be doing music right now.'' That was Mariah Carey during the early hours of July 25, in a cryptic audio message posted on her official website. Less than an hour later, it was gone, replaced by a shorter -- yet still rambling -- speech assuring fans, ''I'm gonna take like a minute off'' and that ''nothing's wrong.''

    One day later, Carey's camp announced the singer, 31, had checked into an unnamed New York-area hospital for ''extreme exhaustion.'' Scuttled were all public appearances, including a headlining gig at MTV's 20th anniversary bash Aug. 1 and the film junket for ''Glitter,'' her first starring vehicle, which is slated to open Aug. 31. At press time, it's unclear exactly how long Mariah's minute off is going to last.

    For an artist whose five-octave voice has propelled her to 15 No. 1 hits since her 1990 debut, this forced vacation comes at an inopportune time: She's coping with a recent split from singer Luis Miguel, 31. ''Loverboy,'' the advance single from the ''Glitter'' soundtrack -- the first disc in her reported $23.5 million-per-album deal with Virgin -- has received lukewarm radio response. And ''Glitter'' trailers have drawn snickers from many filmgoers. ''The movie is tracking very poorly,'' says Adam Farasati, box office analyst for ReelSource. (Fox declined to comment on how Carey's absence will affect its plans for the film, which also stars singers Eric Benét and Da Brat.)

    Carey's handlers attribute her sabbatical to very public pressure on a performer with a nonstop work ethic. ''You have to understand what her schedule was,'' says her publicist, Cindi Berger. ''She has worked very hard for many years, but she had a lot on her plate.''

    So why didn't anyone tell her to hold off on seconds? In the week prior to her hospitalization, a barely clad Carey made a series of giggly guest spots that rivaled Farrah Fawcett in the what's-up-with-her? department. During a July 17 interview on BET's ''106 & Park,'' Carey hid her thighs behind throw pillows while dismissing her life as ''one day that's continuous...it's been going on since November.'' In an impromptu visit to MTV's ''Total Request Live'' two days later, Carey wheeled out an ice cream cart, fed Popsicles to the studio audience, and began a bizarre striptease. Finally, there was a scattershot Q&A July 20 at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, N.Y., which ended abruptly when Berger reportedly pulled a mic from Carey's hand and ordered all TV cameras shut off.

    Even the usually unflappable Carson Daly was flummoxed. ''For her to be so spontaneous and especially for her to take off her clothes, that shocked me.... I was floored,'' says Daly, adding that during an interview earlier that week, ''she was visibly being pulled in a million different directions.''

    BET's AJ Calloway, who's known Carey since her more demure ''Vision of Love'' days, recalls: ''She was tired as hell when she was here. We talked about it all day, about getting rest and taking care of yourself.'' He discounts speculation that she's battling an addiction. ''She doesn't do drugs. I know that for a fact,'' he says. ''The only alcohol I've ever seen her drink is Cristal.'' A source who has traveled with Carey adds, ''I remember [her] going from a recording session that went till 6 a.m. straight to a video shoot. The girl does not sleep. People go insane without sleep.''

    Sleep deprivation may explain her loopy behavior -- perhaps even last month's reported tête-à-tête with perennial bad boy Eminem -- but some also note Carey's stress in managing her career on her own. ''She spent a decade being a puppet for everybody's professional and creative ideas of what she should be,'' says biographer Marc Shapiro, alluding to Carey's stint at Sony Music, including her rocky four-year marriage to top exec Tommy Mottola. (They divorced in 1998; Mottola declined to comment.) ''It's like she's doing everything she wants because she has the power to do it now. That can be a lot to contend with.''

    So where does a megawatt star go from here? Daly prescribes more rest: ''It's always good to file a mental Chapter 11 and reorganize.'' That's a sentiment shared by others in Carey's circle. ''The best thing for her would be to do what people should do when they have nothing to say, and that is to say nothing,'' notes one insider. ''The key punctuation mark in the English language is a period.''

    (Additional reporting by Chris Willman)

    Source: EW.com

    Mariah Carey in psychiatric care
    Thursday, 2 August, 2001, 01:37 pm

    Singer Mariah Carey is under psychiatric care after suffering an emotional and physical breakdown. The star was admitted to hospital last week, and was said to have been suffering from "extreme exhaustion" at the time.

    She was due to promote a new film and album in the next month - the first fruits of her signing with Virgin Records, which was reported to be the most expensive record deal ever.

    Her publicist Cindi Berger denied reports that Carey had attempted suicide by cutting herself.

    "She did have an emotional and physical breakdown but there was no suicide attempt," she said.

    "She did break some dishes and glasses, and she may have stepped on them."

    The singer, 31, is best-known for hits I'll Be There, Without You, Fantasy and Open Arms.

    She was forced to cancel an appearance at MTV's 20th birthday concert on 1 August, where she was to be the star guest.

    The music channel had to create a new finale for the show after Carey's withdrawal.

    She had recently been promoting the single Loverboy, from the Glitter soundtrack, in the UK and US.

    But it only reached number 12 in Britain and failed to make an impact in America - until her record company dropped the price to 49 cents.

    Ms Berger said all promotional duties for Carey's film and album have now been postponed.

    "I'm taking it one day at a time, she's getting a little stronger each day," she told BBC News Online.

    "Right now, everything is on hold."


    Early pressure

    Carey had also finished another film, WiseGirls, in which she stars alongside Mira Sorvino.

    The star was raised by her mother, a former opera singer and began singing at the age of four.

    She began to write songs while she was at school and soon after graduation had broken into the recording industry, making her debut on Columbia Records in 1990.

    She was the biggest-selling artist of the 1990s and her single Heartbreaker made her one of the most successful artists ever in 1999, when it became her 14th American number one single, a feat rivalled only by the Beatles (20) and Elvis Presley (17).


    August 2, 2001

    Mariah #2 Once again on Billboard
    Well we didn't let her slip guys and this is AWESOME news but once again, she got beaten by Destiny Child. However, DC's cd single was only released in limited quanity's like Heartbreaker and Mariah's Loverboy wasn't. So if you didn't pick a few more copies this week, please head out and buy some more. I know I will go pick up a few more this weekend. I am sure though, that this is making MC very happy! Here are the charts, courtesy of RML612

  • The Billboard Hot 100
    2 2 60 8 Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | 38791 | Virgin 2
  • Hot 100 Singles Sales
    1 1 45 3 Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | Virgin 1
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
    1 1 36 9 Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins,Da Brat,Twenty II,Ludacris,Shawnna)
    Virgin | 38791 | Virgin 1
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
    1 1 50 3 Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins,Da Brat,Twenty II,Ludacris,Shawnna)
    Virgin | Virgin 1
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
    56 42 34 9 Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins,Da Brat,Twenty II,Ludacris,Shawnna)
    Virgin | Virgin 31
  • Canadian Singles Chart
    3 5 - 2 Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | EMI 3
  • Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
    3 3 27 2 Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | 38793 | Virgin 3
  • Rhythmic Top 40
    35 25 24 8 Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
    M.Carey,C.Kent (M.Carey,L.Blackmon,T.Jenkins)
    Virgin | Virgin 21

    Watch Extra Tonight
    Don't miss Extra tonight because they will be having an updated on Mariah's condition on their show. It airs on NBC, check local listings for the time in your area!

    Mariah on Access Hollywood Last Night/New Show
    It was about a 3 minute segment on Mariah last night, basically just talking more about her situation and how she cut her foot. Cindy Berger released a statement saying, "She's going through a hard time right now. We need to embrace her!" They showed the new cover of US magazine, which Mariah's is on the cover of and talked about that for a bit. They also showed of a new show featured on Mariah which will air on August 11th at 12:30 pm on Fox Family Channel. It's called 24/7 and it features Mariah in Spain and in the studio. The show looks REALLY awesome and I can't wait to see it. Besides that, they didn't release any information we didn't already know!

    MTV Birthday Bash
    In the beginning of the show, MTV announced Mariah would be making an appearance and I don't know about the rest of you, but I thought maybe she would show. Sadly she didn't, but they showed her saying happy birthday to MTV and after that Chris said everyone at MTV hopes she is feeling better and to take her time, they will wait for her! How sweet!!

    Never Too Far MP3, GREAT QUALITY!
    Jonathan was very kind and sent me an mp3 quality of Never Too Far, Mariah's next single, and it is truly amazing. If you would like to hear it, you can click here. I added it to the left side with the rest of the audio of Glitter too. People, we are getting close! How excited are you?

    Never Too Far Hits US Radio
    Jennifer told me that she heard Never Too Far on Z100 tihs morning around 9:30 am and here is more that she told me:

    After the song, the DJ's were speaking about MC and her current health issues. They were saying how you can hear the emotion behind the song and that Mariah's is a person with problems just like anyone else. They also mentioned how when she was there, how she took fans WITH her (this was you huh?) because she felt bad about them waiting from early in the morning. The lady DJ (I don't know names) said how she lives for her fans and that Mariah's a good person with a heart of gold. The guy chimed in and said "not to be rude, but it's about her as a person having a hard time and it's not about the fans or the celebrity or the money. It's about a person.".
    Plus, another Jennifer told me that they played Never Too Far on B96 yesterday around 11:21 am. The DJ's went on to say some nice things about Mariah, including her vocal skills are amazing in the song.

    So listen to your local radio station to see if they are playing it. The question is though, should we request Loverboy still on the radio or start on Never Too Far???

    Mariah Carey Still in Hospital: Rep
    There's no new news regarding the condition of Mariah Carey, who was admitted to an undisclosed New York-area hospital last week amid reports that she was suffering from exhaustion. The pop singer, 31, has canceled her headline role in MTV's 20th anniversary show on Wednesday while she is still recuperating, her spokeswoman, Cindi Berger, told Reuters on Tuesday. Carey "is still in the hospital, and she is getting her much needed rest," said Berger. Carey, the biggest-selling female recording star of the past decade, was admitted to the hospital on July 25 after having completed, in recent months, two movies, "Glitter" and "Wise Girls." She also wrote, recorded and produced her newest album, the soundtrack to "Glitter," and the promotion of all three efforts would have benefited by her appearance on the MTV show. "Glitter," set to open Aug. 31, was originally called "All That Glitters," and its plot sounds remarkably similar to those of "A Star Is Born" and "Funny Girl." Set against the New York club scene, the movie traces the rags-to-riches story of Billie Frank (Carey), the survivor of a turbulent childhood who is discovered by a bad-boy deejay (Max Beesley). They become partners and lovers, and he sets her on the road to stardom. But there are bumps in that road.

    Source:
    Thanks to RML612 for this article from People Online

    Mariah in September Cosmogirl
    I think I already reported this but what the heck, let's do it again! Mariah is in the Sept. issue of Cosmogirl, Elizabeth tells me. She is on page 50 and has a cute picture of her picking up hre shoe. Next she is on page 52 and there is a Glitter review and finally on page 54, you can check out a huge Glitter ad!

    Mariah in Magazines
    As we already know, Mariah will be on the cover of US magazine. She will most likely be in all the tabloids, People, Entertainment Weekly, etc about the whole hospital incident. I'll have a full report for you this weekend and scans!

    ET Exclusive: Mariah Carey's 911 Call
    August 01, 2001 Entertainment Tonight is breaking the news today that MARIAH CAREY's mother made an emergency 911 call last Wednesday night to the New York State Police. ET examined the police blotter, which revealed that Mariah's mother PATRICIA was requesting medical assistance for her daughter.

    Headlines today in a London tabloid claim that Mariah tried to take her own life, by cutting herself over a split with her boyfriend, Latin singer LUIS MIGUEL. But Mariah's spokeswoman told ET today there was absolutely no suicide attempt. "Mariah did break some dishes and glasses and may have cut her foot in the process, but she definitely did not hurt herself intentionally," Mariah's spokeswoman said.

    Mariah's representative also told ET today that Carey has suffered an emotional and physical breakdown, and that she is currently under psychiatric care, resting and improving. She also told ET that Mariah did not officially break up with Miguel, and that he is concerned about her well-being.

    New footage of Mariah will air on the Fox Family Channel series "All Access" on August 11. The footage shows a very unguarded Mariah in her hotel room during production of her new movie 'Glitter'. And more information about Mariah's condition comes to light in next week's issue of US Weekly magazine, on newsstands Friday. In an article titled "Mariah's Meltdown," the magazine says Carey's collapse came as a result of a grueling 14-day, seven-city tour to promote 'Glitter.'

    Shortly before her hospitalization last week, in an appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live," Mariah complained about being exhausted. "I just want one day off where I can go swimming, look at a rainbow and eat ice cream," Mariah said.

    Viewing the TRL footage, US Weekly magazine's SARAH SAFFIAN told ET, "It was clear she was pushing herself and running on empty by then." Us Weekly also suggests that Carey may have felt threatened by the successful careers of other female pop stars BRITNEY SPEARS, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, and JENNIFER LOPEZ. "They could take her fan base away from her," Saffian said, "and that could be trouble for her on top of everything else."

    Source:
    Thanks to Yankees2733 for this article from ETOnline.com

    Mariah Under Psychiatric Care
    Mariah Carey is under psychiatric care following last week's hospitalization, which her publicist now says was the result of an "emotional and physical breakdown."

    The 31-year-old singer, who has canceled all public appearances, including her headlining appearance at Wednesday night's MTV 20th birthday party, checked herself into an undisclosed hospital last week. At the time, her spokeswoman Cindi Berger said Carey was suffering from "extreme exhaustion."

    But on Wednesday, Berger told The Associated Press: "She has suffered an emotional and physical breakdown ... she is under psychiatric care."

    Berger denied tabloid reports that Carey tried to commit suicide. She said that just before the breakdown, Carey suffered cuts to her body, but the injuries were unintentional.

    "She did break some dishes and glasses, and she may have stepped on them," Berger said.

    Carey's breakdown comes at perhaps the most critical point in her 11-year career. The singer signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Virgin Records in April after leaving Columbia Records, where she got her start.

    She'll star in a movie for the first time when "Glitter," about an aspiring pop star, opens later this month. She also performed the songs for the movie soundtrack, "Glitter."

    But it's doubtful Carey will be able to promote either project. Berger could not say when Carey might be released.

    "I'm taking it one day at a time, but right now she is resting and improving," said Berger.

    Just before her hospitalization, Carey left two despondent messages on her official Web site, complaining of being overworked and getting too little attention from her new record label. She said she wanted to close her management company and take a break, but Berger said nothing has changed and her management remains the same.

    Last month, Carey made a surreal impromptu appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live," dressed in little more than a lavender T-shirt and pushing an ice cream cart filled with popsicles for the teen audience. She also made a publicity appearance at a Long Island mall, where her publicist took a microphone away from her to prevent her from speaking.

    Carey, who is divorced from Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola, had been dating Latin singer Luis Miguel. Berger said Miguel had not visited Carey in the hospital, but has called her manager to express concern. She said the two had not "officially broken up."

    Carey has sold tens of millions of albums and has numerous No. 1 hits, including "Fantasy," "Dream Lover," and "Always Be My Baby."

    Her current single, "Loverboy," had been languishing on the charts because of poor radio airplay. Once Virgin dropped the price to 49 cents, it leaped to the No. 2 position on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

    Source:
    Thanks to SLPlutoPower for this article from CNN.com

    Mariah Carey Suffers Breakdown
    Pop singer Mariah Carey is receiving mental treatment, her publicist said Wednesday, clarifying that the "extreme exhaustion" which sent the 31-year-old singer to the hospital last week was in fact an "emotional and physical breakdown."

    "She is under psychiatric care," her spokeswoman Cindi Berger told the Associated Press. Berger denied reports that Carey had attempted suicide, but admitted that "she did break some dishes and glasses, and she may have stepped on them."

    Carey's breakdown comes at a critical point in her 11-year career. She signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Virgin Records in April after leaving Columbia Records, where she got her start after dating, and later marrying, Columbia executive Tommy Mottola. The couple are now divorced.

    Carey's current single, "Loverboy," languished on the charts for weeks because of poor radio airplay. Once Virgin dropped the single's price to 49 cents, it leaped to the No. 2 position on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and is currently getting plenty of airplay.

    Her feature-film debut, Glitter, opens later this month, with the singer both acting in the starring role of an aspiring pop singer and performing most of the songs from the soundtrack.

    It's doubtful that Carey will be able to promote either the single or the movie. Berger could not say when she might be released from the undisclosed New York-area hospital where she has been receiving treatment. "I'm taking it one day at a time, but right now she is resting and improving," said Berger.

    Carey has canceled all scheduled public appearances, including a headlining slot at MTV's 20th anniversary party Wednesday night.

    Just before her hospitalization, Carey left two despondent messages on her official Web site, complaining of being overworked and getting too little attention from her new record label. She said she wanted to close her management company and take a break, but Berger said nothing has changed and her management remains the same. Last month, Carey made a surreal impromptu appearance on MTV's Total Request Live, dressed in little more than a lavender T-shirt and pushing an ice cream cart filled with popsicles for the teen audience. She also made a publicity appearance at a Long Island mall, where, after rambled comments to the crowd, her publicist took her microphone away to prevent Carey from speaking further.

    Carey had been dating Latin singer Luis Miguel. Berger said Miguel had not visited Carey in the hospital, but has called her manager to express concern. She said the two had not "officially broken up." Carey has sold tens of millions of albums and has numerous No. 1 hits, including "Fantasy," "Dream Lover," and "Always Be My Baby."

    Source:
    Thanks to Brizzman for this article from FoxNews.com

    Glitter Pens Promoting Mariah
    Art contacted someone from the Gelly Pen Company and asked if Mariah is advertising Gelly pens and in return, they are advertising Glitter, her new movie. Here is her response:

    Thanks for your email. Yes, she is one of our artists that we are doing joint advertising with. In this case, we're helping her promote her "Glitter" movie and she's helping us promote our "glitter" pens, "Stardust" - perfect pair, wouldn't you say? We'll be giving out Stardust pens at her movie premier in Los Angeles as well.

    Mariah=VH1's Artist of the Month for August
    Mufasa188 told me that VH1 is now playing commercials saying that Mariah is the artist of the month for August. They said they will be playing new shows on her, including Mariah's Greatest TV Moments and a new version of her Video Collection!

    MC in Vibe
    Laney tells me that Mariah is in this months VIBE magazine. There is a small picture of Eric and her sitting at a piano and it says:

    "GLITTER(20TH CENTURY FOX)
    In another case of art imitating life--or singers imitating actors--Mariah Carey plays a vocalist who slips an important music person her demo, and he loves it.  Not to spoil it, but the two become a couple, she becomes a superstar, and it's a lot of singing and drama from there."

    More on Total Access 24/7
    Dan looked up the show featuring Mariah and here is the information he got:

    Total Access 24/7
    Fox Family at 12:30 on Saturday August 11th.
    Mariah Carey
    60 min.
    Mariah Carey takes viewers behind the scenes of her movie "Glitter" and into the recording studio as she produces the film's soundtrack.

    Mariah in Twist
    Mariah is in the September issue of Twist magazine, hitting shelves this weekend. She is on page 21 and it features an article on Glitter and has a picture! Thanks to PopGoddess for this information.

    Mariah Carey Had 'Breakdown
    The "extreme exhaustion" that led to Mariah Carey's hospitalization last week was actually "an emotional and physical breakdown," her publicist said Wednesday (August 1).

    Carey was in the midst of promoting her new album, Glitter, and the movie of the same name when she checked herself into a hospital last Wednesday night. She is undergoing psychiatric care, publicist Cindi Berger said.

    A press release sent out last week by Berger's company, PMK, suggested that the pace of filming two movies and making an album caused Carey to become exhausted (see "Mariah Carey Hospitalized For 'Extreme Exhaustion'"). Before her breakdown, Carey broke some glasses and dishes in a hotel room, and "may have cut her foot" unintentionally, according to Berger. She declined to speculate on when Carey might be released. "I'm trying to understand things in life right now and so I really don't feel that I should be doing music right now," Carey said in a despondent voice message left on her official Web site before she checked into the hospital.

    Glitter, Carey's first album for Virgin Records, is due in stores August 21, while the movie is scheduled for August 31 release.

    Carey has canceled all public appearances, including a planned headlining performance Wednesday night at MTV's "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal."

    While juggling a video shoot, a recording session and a whirlwind publicity schedule in May, Carey told MTV News that the non-stop pace was getting to her.

    "I'm honestly really, really delirious and stressed out and overworked and doing too much," she said. "I haven't slept in like two weeks and that's an important detail for you to know."

    If she hadn't been so busy, Carey said, she'd be "crying on the floor."

    "It's an insane time in my life. It's crazy," she said. "Everything is going on like really fast. Everyone from my manager to everybody that's with me, we're all a bunch of freaks right now because we're trying really hard to make this deadline and just really get everything together."

    Carey added, however, that she was excited about her future as an actress and as a singer with a new label.

    "Everything that I'm doing is a crazy bunch of stuff going on," she said. "But it's also an amazing time in my life because it's a fresh new happy situation."

    Source:
    Thanks to Chad for this article from MTV.com

    New Japan Tracklisting
    Shino, from Love Love Jack, told me yesterday that Mariah would be coming to Japan in October to promote Glitter. She was originally suppose to come in September but it was pushed back to October due to her recent situation. The Glitter tracklisting has changed and it seems that Everytime was never a song from Mariah and will NOT be featured on Glitter.

    01. Loverboy Remix
    02. Lead The Way
    03. If We
    04. I Didn't Mean To Turn You On
    05. Don't Stop
    06. All My Life
    07. Reflections (Care Enough)
    08. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
    09. Want You
    10. Never Too Far
    11. Twister
    12. Loverboy
    13. Loverboy MJ Cole Radio Edit ( Bonus Track For Japan Only )

    "**VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT**
    The messageboard for Mariah was started on July 26th at around 8 pm EST. We lost the first hundred or two messages because the last one we could save was from July 26th at 10 pm EST. If you can remember whether or not, you posted in those two hours, PLEASE POST AGAIN!! The messages got lost because the guestbook can only hold 2000 messages and we reached our limit. I wasn't online yesterday afternoon, so I missed the notices about the old messages getting replaced with every new message. All the messages were saved and the old ones were deleted. The first 2000 messages are being sent to Mariah tomorrow and they consist of over 700 pages. It is going to take over 10 hours to print all those pages out on my little printer but for Mariah, I am doing it! All the newer messages will be sent to her next week most likely, so keep posting your messages for Mariah.

    Click here to post a message to Mariah for the first time, or if you posted in those 2 hours on July 26th. If you don't know, I suggest posting another message and do NOT contact me asking if yours was added. Remember, there is 2000 messages! All the negative ones will be deleted since i will be reading through them before i send them!

    EXCLUSIVE...Luis Calls Mariah!!!
    This information is from Anna/Eva, Mariah Daily's Luis Correspondents. Check it out, it's AWESOME news and the article translation with Cindy's interview will be coming later tonight!

    Apparently Cindy Berger granted an interview (by phone) to this mexican newspaper. The link is shown below. She says that all the reports coming out of the british tabloids about this "suicide attempt" are completely false, that Mariah is getting better, that Luis has been in touch with her by phone and will visit her very soon, and they may even allow a photographer to take a picture of the two of them. Mariah will need to rest another week or so, although she says that no one knows for sure how much time she's going to need for her complete recovery.

    Magazine News from Marko
    Here is some magazine news from my friend Mark!
    - Weekend (NL), The August 8th Issue...About insurance and stuff.
    - Break Out (NL), The August 2nd Issue...2 Pages full of BULL
    - Bunte (D), The August 2nd Issue...About her karriere and the hospital.

    MariahCarey.com Updated
    The news section for MariahCarey.com was updated yesterday. It basically has the card information and the messageboard links for Mariah and some interviews. Check it out!

    The Frantic Call to Help Mariah
    Mariah Carey's mother made a frantic 911 call for help after her famous daughter cut herself on broken glass in the midst of an emotional and physical breakdown, it was revealed last night.

    The Grammy Award-winning singer was placed under psychiatric care while concerned friends blamed Carey's breakup on a combination of a crushing workload, personal problems and poor sales of her latest single.

    Her spokeswoman, Cindi Berger, confirmed that Patricia Carey made a 911 call seeking "medical help" from her New York-area home at 10:19 p.m. July 25 — the day the singer was hospitalized.

    But Berger has denied London tabloid reports that Carey tried to commit suicide by cutting herself.

    "She did break some dishes and glasses, and she may have stepped on them," Berger said.

    That incident apparently occurred in a SoHo hotel early on the day of the 911 call, but sources said Carey remained distraught all day.

    A source told the Daily News that Carey broke the glasses and plates "out of frustration."

    That night, after her mother's 911 call, she was taken to a hospital in Westchester County, then transferred to an undisclosed facility.

    The news that the 31-year-old singer is under psychiatric care in an area hospital — first reported by The News yesterday — sent shock waves through the entertainment world and her millions of fans.

    But Carey's friends and co-workers said the sexy star had been on a downward spiral for weeks, even before it exploded into a full-blown medical crisis.

    "This is has building up for a while," said one person who had worked on a project with her for several months.

    "Her single wasn't well received, and now she's waiting on the 'Glitter' album and the movie later this month. She was saying things that were not real. She was getting spooked by objects — like voodoo. She was freaking out.

    "She was taking the red-eye to California one night and taking it back to New York the next night and she was making a movie in Halifax. All she did was travel, and she just wore down."

    Carey has canceled all public engagements, including her headlining appearance at last night's MTV 20th birthday party, Berger said.

    What, Me Crazy? The singer stuns fans in 2001 with erratic appearances and an eventual breakdown. She has seen only her mother and brother since being hospitalized. "They're keeping it very simple," said Berger, who would not say where Carey is staying. "She is improving and resting comfortably."

    The singer's estranged boyfriend, singer Luis Miguel, has inquired about her condition but has not visited, said Berger. "He was concerned about her," she added.

    Berger also said there is no change in the release dates for Carey's new album and movie, both called "Glitter" and due out this month.

    Still, just weeks from the Aug. 31 premiere of Carey's first movie, the superstar's show business career hangs in the balance.

    The first public sign that she was cracking up came July 19, when she made an unscheduled appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live" and suddenly stripped down to her sports bra.

    The next day, Carey babbled like a fool at record promotion appearances on Long Island and in Manhattan. A day after that, she posted a rambling message on her Web site that read: "I don't know what's going on with life."

    There was also a report that she had tangled in May with co-star Mira Sorvino on the set of another movie, "Wise Girls." "Mariah threw a salt shaker her [Sorvino]," People magazine quoted the producer as saying. "They wrestled to the floor."

    That was before the toll of flying back and forth between Los Angeles and New York to work on "Glitter" and "Wise Girls" began taking its toll on Carey.

    During this period, Carey also suffered the first setback of her singing career when her single, "Loverboy," got a critical drubbing and tanked on the charts.

    She reportedly was crushed by the reception. As if Carey didn't have enough to worry about, there were reports that her troubled brother, Morgan, was trying to oust her manager, Louise McNally, and take over. "There are no changes in management," Berger said last night. "Her team remains in place."

    Born 31 years ago in New York and raised in poverty by her divorced opera singer mother, Carey was 18 and working as a coat check girl when she was discovered by Sony music mogul Tommy Mottola.

    Mottola married her, had her teeth fixed and turned her into a star. Her 1990 debut album sold 6 million copies, won two Grammy Awards — and was the first of several best-selling records. Eight years later, the Carey-Mottola marriage was in shambles and Carey was spotted stepping out with Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter.

    Free of Mottola, Carey shed her good girl image and went sexy. She embraced hip hop, spent lavishly and developed a reputation as a diva. She partied as hard and she worked. And the nonstop schedule strained her three-year relationship with Miguel.

    "Sometimes I don't realize where I am anymore," she said in a recent interview. "Some nights I barely manage four hours sleep, because I'm just so busy."

    Source:
    Thanks to Nini for this article from NY Daily News

    Glitter Contest
    Check out GlitterMovie.com for information on how you can win $1,000!! It's a shame they only have the trailor and this contest up now right now. Who is running that official Glitter site? They need to get working on that ASAP!


    Mariah #1 in sales AGAIN!
    For the second week in a row Mariah´s #1 on the single sales charts selling over 130.000 copies!!! That´s  outstanding! What a great way to show out LOVE and SUPPORT! Thanks to everyone that bought the single and HEY!, have some extra money go to your local record store and buy some more!

    Vote For Mariah
    First TRL. YES again I´m asking you guys to vote the video. Now it´s not even a close call! Again, I know we´re not really in a "voting mood" but guys this will chear Mariah up! It will only take you a minute! And don´t think "someone else will vote" YOU can make a difference!
    *AMERICAN FANS AND WORLDWIDE FANS you can vote CLICKING HERE 24 hours a day.
    *AMERICAN FANS can vote callling 1-800-342-5688 30 minutes before the show starts (3pm ET/PT)

    From ZOLI:
    Mariah is #3 on our biggest chart! Please help us and ask your readers to vote for her! (Last week she was No9 and thanks for you she jumped 6 places). http://www.vivaplusz.hu/sikerlista/index.jsp (Choose Loverboy and click TOVABB.)

    And last MuchMusic´s latin Daily Countdown (MuchMusic version of TRL) Mariah was #4 yesterday after being top 3 and #1 for a week. It´s really easy to vote! Just email CountDown@muchmusic.com.ar and write "Mariah Carey - Loverboy" (if you know spanish you can write something else hehe)

    come on guys just a little effort, let´s do it for Mariah



    Mariah Remains Hospitalized
    Jul 31, 2001, 5:00 PM PT
    by Mark Armstrong

    (Taken from EONLINE)

    The show will have to go on without Mariah Carey. A publicist for the ailing songbird said Tuesday that Carey is still resting in an undisclosed hospital, after she was admitted last week suffering from a case of "extreme exhaustion." That also means the 31-year-old pop diva will still miss her previously scheduled performance Wednesday at MTV's 20th anniversary show, not to mention a string of other upcoming appearances to promote her new film and soundtrack, Glitter.

    Carey's hospitalization was attributed to a her recent breakneck schedule working on two movies and her new album, but there's still no further word on Carey's condition.

    Still, it has now left both 20th Century Fox and Virgin Records in a precarious situation--potentially promoting a new film and soundtrack without their big star. Carey's publicist, Cindi Berger, said Tuesday that the press junket for Glitter, originally set for August 17, is canceled, but the film is still scheduled to hit theaters August 31.

    Virgin Records, meanwhile, is standing pat with its August 21 release for the soundtrack--Carey's first release under her new megabucks deal with the label.

    The buxom singer's troubles went public last week, after she posted two bizarre messages to fans on her official Website, www.MariahCarey.com.

    "So basically, all I really wanna say is I don't know what's going on with life, and I hope all the fans are good, and I just want you to know that I'm trying to understand things in life right now, and so I really don't feel that I should be doing music right now," one of her messages read.

    "Glitter is going to be out soon. And you're going to have that, and I'm gonna be taking some time off," she added. "What I'd like to do is take a little break, or at least get one night of sleep."

    The Web posting and hospital visit also came just days after she staged a Farrah Fawcett-style appearance on MTV's Total Request Live, in which she strolled out half-naked, pushing an ice-cream cart and reading a love letter from her mom to host Carson Daly.

    Carey's been under a bit of pressure lately. The songstress, who has tallied more than $140 million record sales worldwide, left Sony in April to sign a multi-album, multimillion-dollar deal with Virgin Records that's valued between $17 million and $20 million, making it one of the most lucrative in music history.

    The semi-autobiographical Glitter stars Carey as an aspiring singer who gets her big break in the music biz with the help of a DJ whom she later falls in love with. In addition to starring in the film and producing and recording the soundtrack, Carey also recently had been filming another movie, Lions Gate's Wise Girls, costarring Mira Sorvino, due out sometime next year.

    MARIAH CAREY'S 'COMPLETE EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL BREAKDOWN'
    MARIAH CAREY has not attempted suicide but has suffered a "complete emotional and physical breakdown", NME.COM can reveal. A US publicist for the star told NME.COM this afternoon (August 1) there was "absolutely no truth to" a report in The Sun newspaper this morning claiming Carey's hospitalisation last week was the result of a suicide attempt brought about by depression over the end of a relationship.

    However, the publicist did concede that Carey had suffered a complete "emotional and physical breakdown". She would not be drawn on whether or not this constituted a nervous breakdown.

    The publicist also denied Carey had intentionally cut herself saying that she "broke dishes and plates" and "may have" suffered cuts to the feet, but not intentionally.

    No possible discharge date for Carey has been set. She will remain in a secret hospital and take "one day at a time and all public appearances have been put on hold," her publicist added. "We need to embrace Mariah now, and after she takes the time she needs she'll be back stronger than ever."

    The publicist refused to disclose whether or not those in Carey's immediate camp saw signs that the breakdown was approaching.

    Carey's new film and album, both called 'Glitter', are due for release within weeks.

    Mariah Mentioned On B96 In Chicago This Morning
    Tanya gave me this information about Mariah on B96 this morning:

    Hi, this morning on B96, a Chicago radio station, they were talking about how Mariah tried to kill herself. Then they premiered "Never Too Far." Also, on Howard Stern, he was playing the voice messages Mariah left on her site and he was making fun of them saying that she's crazy. I think that that is so sick that he has so little to talk about that he has to make fun of Mariah.

    Mariah On Entertianment Tonight
    We got this e-mail about MC on ET from KriZStyLiNG19@aol.com:

    I just got done watching ET and they were talking about Mariah. They said basically teh same thing, but then something in the end which really disturbed me. It was suggesting that Mariah was upset by Britney, Christinas, and J-Lo's careers...and probably scared of losing fan base. Even if this is true..i dunno it juts annoyed me and Mariah knows we all love her dearly and would never ever stop her from being number one in ours eyes, sorry just thought i would send you this and let you know bout the info!

    Mariah under psychiatric care after 'emotional breakdown'
    Wednesday, August 1, 2001
    By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Mariah Carey is under psychiatric care following last week's hospitalization, which her publicist now says was the result of an "emotional and physical breakdown."

    The 31-year-old singer, who has cancelled all public appearances, including her headlining appearance at Wednesday night's MTV 20th birthday party, checked herself into an undisclosed hospital last week. At the time, her spokeswoman Cindi Berger said Carey was suffering from "extreme exhaustion." But on Wednesday, Berger said: "She has suffered an emotional and physical breakdown . . . she is under psychiatric care." Berger denied tabloid reports that Carey tried to commit suicide. She said that just before the breakdown, Carey did have cuts on her body, but the injuries were unintentional.

    "She did break some dishes and glasses, and she may have stepped on them," Berger said. Carey's breakdown comes at perhaps the most critical point in her 11-year career. The singer signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Virgin Records in April after leaving Columbia Records, where she got her start.

    She'll star in a movie for the first time when Glitter, about an aspiring pop star, opens later this month. She also performed the songs for the movie soundtrack, Glitter. But it's doubtful Carey will be able to promote either project. Berger could not say when Carey might be released. "I'm taking it one day at a time, but right now she is resting and improving," said Berger.

    Just before her hospitalization, Carey left two despondent messages on her official Web site, complaining of being overworked and getting too little attention from her new record label. She said she wanted to close her management company and take a break, but Berger said nothing has changed and her management remains the same. Last month, Carey made a surreal impromptu appearance on MTV's Total Request Live, dressed in little more than a lavender T-shirt and pushing an ice cream cart filled with popsicles for the teen audience. She also made a publicity appearance at a Long Island mall, where her publicist took a microphone away from her to prevent her from speaking.

    Carey, who is divorced from Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola, had been dating Latin singer Luis Miguel. Berger said Miguel had not visited Carey in the hospital, but has called her manager to express concern. She said the two had not "officially broken up."

    Carey has sold tens of millions of albums and has numerous No. 1 hits, including Fantasy, Dream Lover, and Always Be My Baby.

    Her current single, Loverboy, had been languishing on the charts because of poor radio airplay. Once Virgin dropped the price to 49 cents, it leaped to the No. 2 position on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.


    August 1, 2001

    Mariah cuts herself?
    Today on Q102, they were talking about Mariah and they said that she tried to kill herself by cutting herself after breaking up with Luis. Cindy Berger said that she did cut herself, but not in a suicide attempt. She broke some dishes after being dumped by Miguel and cut her feet. She also left some message on her website and the people on the morning show heard them today. My best friend heard all of this today on the Q102 morning show, as I mentioned above, so I didn't hear it myself. Here are two recently released articles left about Mariah "cutting herself!" I doubt Mariah did it as a suicide attempt because I don't think she would go to that level and if she did, that is really scary!! This would explain why she had to cancel her appearances because she had to let the cuts heal, since she always wears those open toe shoes. The first article is from NY Daily News and I would believe that above the other two guys!! Thanks to Chris for both of the articles!

    Carey Diagnosis: 'Breakdown'
    (Taken from NY Daily News)
    Mariah Carey's condition has been downgraded. The 32-year-old pop star, who was hospitalized last week with what her rep described as "extreme exhaustion," may indeed be tired, but her illness is turning out to be more serious. In fact, Carey has suffered "an emotional and physical breakdown," rep Cindi Berger said yesterday, adding that the singer is "resting and improving" at an undisclosed facility in the New York area.

    Mariah Carey
    The London tabloids are reporting today that Carey attempted suicide by cutting herself. But Berger vehemently denied those reports. "There was no suicide attempt. Mariah did break some dishes and glasses and may have cut her foot in the process, but she definitely did not hurt herself intentionally," Berger said. Carey's mother, Pat, and her brother, Morgan, have visited her, Berger added.

    What's more, Carey's boyfriend of the last three years, Luis Miguel, is "very concerned about her," says Berger, who adds that, contrary to reports, the two "have not officially broken up."

    The recording star's hospitalization is the subject of next week's cover story in Us Weekly. The magazine reports that Carey's monthlong downward spiral, which included incoherent rantings on her Web site and during an interview on Long Island, hit a low point when she looked at her pager while sitting in a hair salon and saw 297 messages. Clearly, she was on overload.

    Although Carey was unable to attend tonight's MTV 20th-anniversary special and has canceled all other appearances, her first album for Virgin Music, the soundtrack to the film "Glitter," is still set to be released on Aug. 21. "Glitter," Carey's first movie, comes out 10 days later.

    Love split:
    Mariah Carey wanted to end life after parting from Luis Miguel

    MARIAH CAREY has tried to kill herself over her split with boyfriend Luis Miguel. Last week I reported how the mega-rich star had checked in to a New York hospital suffering from extreme exhaustion. Now I can reveal Mariah had cut herself after telling pals she wanted to end her life. The injured singer was rushed to a hospital near her home late last Wednesday night. A source close to the star, who earns £20million per album, said: "Mariah was gutted when her relationship with Luis broke down after three years. "She didn't realise how hard it had hit her until it was too late." On Friday the singer issued a statement through her publicist saying she was suffering from exhaustion and cancelled all public appearances - despite having an album and a movie to promote. Both are called Glitter and are due for release next month. Mariah's cry for help came just hours after she posted a rambling message on her website. She wrote: "Basically, all I really wanna say is I don't know what's going on with life. "But I just can't trust anybody any more. I'm desperately trying to get out of this room. I'm gonna be taking some time off." The message has since been removed.

    Taken from dotmusic.com:
    According to tabloid reports Mariah Carey's recent rush to hospital for exhaustion revealed self-inflicted cuts. The Sun reports that Mariah had, just previous to her admission to hospital, told friends that she wanted to "end her life."

    A source says: "Mariah was gutted when her relationship with Luis broke down after three years. She didn't realise how hard it had hit her until it was too late."

    As previously reported on dotmusic, shortly before her admission to hospital Mariah posted a bleak message on her Internet site, saying: "Basically, all I really wanna' say is I don't know whats going on with life." "But I just can't trust anybody anymore. I'm desperately trying to get out of this room. Im gonna' be taking some time off."

    Update on Access Hollywood
    Access Hollywood reported yesterday that they will have an update on Mariah's condition on today's show. So check it out tonight on NBC.

    NEW GLITTER PIC/Japan News
    Shino, from Love Love Jack, tells me it was just announced that Mariah will still be going to Japan in October to promote Glitter. It is said that she will return to the job, after being hospitalized for two weeks. To check out the new picture, that is the JACKET of the Glitter album, check out Gallery 3.

    The Winners
    Today is August 1st and the three winners of the Loverboy Single Promo are below. Thanks to everyone who participated and these three logos will be at the top of Mariah Daily, sometime during August.


    #1 Barry
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    #2 Matt
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    #3 Danny
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    New Mariah Poll
    Check out the new Poll on the right. Should be interesting to hear what you guys think.

    Vote For Glitter
    You can vote for Glitter by clicking here. However, you have to be registered with IMDB to be able to vote but hey, if you want to help out MC, go for it. Thanks Leo!

    Mariah on Entertainment Tonight Last Night
    Chloe tells me that Mariah was on ET last night. They showed her picture once real quickly and said how MTV will carry on. Next they showed on of the VJ's saying, "We wish you well Mariah, get better and maybe on the 25th anniversary you'll be there!" She was on for a total of a minute, so if you missed it, you didn't miss much!

    Glitter Commercial
    Hillary saw a Glitter movie commercial on tv today and typed out what happened:

    A producer in the studio (not sure of his name-standing w/ Max B.)
    You wanna be in a group?
    Mariah: A singing group?
    Main Singer: That's good baby!
    Max B.: I'm determined to make you famous.
    Narrator: When fame calls...
    [Eric B. cuts in: Wanna make some music?]...
    Will you have what it takes?
    Mariah: You think that's the best of me?
    Max B.: There's more?
    ???: 1, 2, 3!
    Narrator: On Aug 31, live the dream with new music from Mariah Carey featuring Busta Rhymes, Nate Dogg, Eric Benet, Fabulous, Cameo, and more. Rated PG-13.

    Christina's CD
    ButterflyDydrm told me that Christina's A. cd was not released today and it still seems it will be released on August 21st, the same day as Glitter soundtrack.

    VH1 Video Collection: Mariah Carey
    Onecooldude said that Mariah's video collection will feature 17 songs, including:
    Vision of Love, Love Takes Time, Someday, Emotions, Make It Happen, Dreamlover, Hero, Fantasy, One Sweet Day, ABMB, Honey, Butterfly, My All, When You Believe, I Still Believe, Heartbreaker, and Loverboy.

    It airs Saturday at 3:00 pm EST.

    Germany/US Glitter News
    Alan tells me that the released date for Glitter Soundtrack in Germany is August 20th and it will be released as a CD and a double LP. The US vinyl will be released on Sept 11th.

    Loverboy Lamb Mix
    MCFanatic re-wrote Loverboy and I thought it was so cute, I would post it here. Maybe MC will see it somehow and it will make her laugh!!

      We love ya, we love you ,we love ya,we love ya
    Enjoy ya , enjoy ya,enjoy ya, enjoy ya
    We love ya , we love ya, we love ya, we love ya
    Enjoy ya,enjoy ya, enjoy ya, enjoy ya
    We've got ourself a Diva
    Who knows what we like
    When she take us over
    We're hers everytime
    And when our sugar QueenChop
    Creats something new
    Whatever she is creating
    It's Divinity time

      She's so Fine
    And her loving feels so right
    Like a perfect melody
    Giving hope and ecstasy

      LoverChop Please know we Love you
    We appreciate, enjoy ya,enjoy ya
    By your side forever together
    All the way
    LoverChop all will be better
    Don't give hope
    We're in this together
    Strong and united
    All the way

       We got ourself a diva
    Who loves every lamb
    Never even cares about
    Anything else
    And when our sugar QueenChop
    Gets exhausted and sad
    She needs to always know
    That us Lambs got her  back

       We get weak
    When our Queenchop doesn't sleep
    But all will be allright
    'Cause we'll vote for loverboy
    All damn night

      Chorus

      This stuff is starting now
    This stuff is starting now
    It's the same feeling
    We always seem to get around you (yes we do)
    Cause you affect us
    Fascinate us
    We thank heaven for the things that you do
    This stuff is starting now
    This stuff is starting now
    This stuff is starting now

      Mariah thoughts run in our heads
    We toss and turn in our beds
    We only seem to think about you
    QueenChop
    QueenChop
    Simply put
    You're the reason why
    Even though we still so high
    (QueenChop goddes)
    You attempt to do the best for us
    Indeed you do just for us

      LoverChop Please know we Love you
    We appreciate, enjoy ya,enjoy ya
    By your side forever together
    All the way
    LoverChop all will be better
    Don't give hope
    We're in this together
    Strong and united
    All the way

      Chours
      written by: Mcfanatic

    August Wallpaper Calendars
    There are 12 new wallpapers for the month of August in the Wallpaper section of Mariah Daily. All 12 wallpapers are courtesy of Asma, from Miss Mariah Carey.

    New Pics
    There are 4 brand new pictures of Mariah, plus a cool older one courtesy of Maz and some pictures that Pedro took of Mariah during the Spanish fan party with Mariah. Check them all out in Gallery 3.

    Official Site Updated
    Alan told me the pop-up on the official site changed a bit. It now says:
    Vote for LOVERBOY on TRL!!!
    Thanks for all your support and please keep voting!!
    Vote online at MTV.COM and by calling 1-800-342-5688!


    Mariah Set to Start New 'Glitter' Trend
    So you've lived through the fake tattoos, crystals and glitter trends, but are you ready for your fashion stripes?

    Mariah Carey is. The pop diva, who recently took some time off to recover from exhaustion, is set to start a new trend in her upcoming movie, All That Glitters. The singer can be seen sporting a glittery silver streak of paint across her shoulder during her musical performances in the movie. According to WWD, Mariah used a silver substance from Make Up For Ever to create the cool pseudo-punk body art. So what kind of fashion statement is she attempting to make? Well, according to Kristofer Buckle, the makeup artist responsible for Mariah's character's transformation in the movie, the slash is more "about fighting for individuality; it's an empowerment thing."

    You can see Mariah earning her acting and her silver stripes when All That
    Glitters hits theaters Aug. 31.

    Source:
    Article taken from Katrillion.com


    Pop Star Carey 'Getting Needed Rest' in Hospital
    July 31, 2001 01:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pop singer Mariah Carey, who was admitted to hospital last week suffering from exhaustion that led her to cancel her headline role in MTV's 20th anniversary show, was still recuperating, her spokeswoman said Tuesday.

    Publicist Cindi Berger said Carey, 31, "is still in the hospital and she is getting her much needed rest." Carey was admitted to an undisclosed New York-area hospital July 25.

    Carey, one of the most successful female solo singers with more than a dozen number one singles in her career, has canceled all public appearances, including her performance at Wednesday's MTV show.

    In recent months, Carey filmed two movies, "Glitter" and "Wise Girls." She also wrote, recorded and produced her newest album, the soundtrack to "Glitter."

    Mariah Carey won't host MTV party
    July 30, 2001
    From CableFAX Daily

    Mariah Carey will not be in the house hosting MTV's 20th b-day bash at the Hammerstein Wed following her hospitalization for exhaustion last week. The replacement host will be a surprise, MTV said.

    You Got Me Feeling Exhausted:
    Mariah Carey hospitalized for exhaustion

    by Sheila Green

    LOS ANGELES, CA. Mon 7.30.2001 /netmusiccountdown.com/ --
    Hitting all those high notes sure can take a lot out of a girl. Just ask Mariah Carey.

    Filming two movies and working on an album was apparently too much for Carey; she was hospitalized for extreme exhaustion on July 25. The pop diva also had to cancel her headlining appearance on MTV's birthday special.

    In one of two bizarre rambling voice messages on her website Carey said, "[She's] trying to understand things in life right now and so [she] really [doesn't] feel that [she] should be doing music right now."

    Click here for July News!