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IMPORTANT EVENTS

January-March 2007
Mariah is on the set filming for her upcoming film Tennessee

Spring 2007
Exclusive perfume release

Fall 2007
New album release


TV APPEARANCES

February 25, 2007
State Property 2
TMC 10:00pm ET

February 26, 2007
20 Greatest Women in Music
VH1 6:00pm ET

February 26, 2007
State Property 2
SHON 10:00pm ET

March 1, 2007
Forbes' 20 Richest Women in Entertainment
ETV 11:00am ET

March 1, 2007
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment
ETV 2:00pm ET

March 1, 2007
Outrageous Celebrity Feuds
ETV 8:00pm ET

March 2, 2007
Outrageous Celebrity Feuds
ETV 9:00am ET

March 4, 2007
Outrageous Celebrity Feuds
ETV 1:00pm ET

March 5, 2007
State Property 2
SHO 3:15am ET

March 5, 2007
40 More Awesomely Bad Fashion Moments
VH1 4:00pm ET

March 17, 2007
State Property 2
SHO 4:25am ET

March 18, 2007
Death of a Dynasty
SBLK 11:40pm ET


MAGAZINE STAND

March 2007
Playboy Magazine (cover).


POLLING BOOTH

Mariah Daily Poll
What are you excited about most for Mariah's upcoming film Tennessee?

1. Her acting as the country girl Krystal Evans
2. Her upcoming duet with Willie Nelson
3. Hearing her southern accent!
4. Mariah playing guitar in the film


View Results







 
NEWS ARCHIVES


Wednesday, May 31 , 2006

Download: Mariah's Appearance on 106 & Park! // 11:29 PM EST Updated by Vinny

Continuing to promote her upcoming tour, The Adventures of Mimi, Mariah stopped by BET's 106 & Park studio to chat about the tour, her "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess" award, and gave each one in the audience a pair of tickets to her concert! Mariah and 106 & Park hosts Julisa and Tigga had a festive time on today's show, so be sure to download and enjoy!



Download: Mariah stops by BET's 106 & Park
[ Part One | Part Two ]


HQ Photos
Below are high-quality pictures of Mariah with dog Jack leaving Hotel Gansevoort in Manhattan, New York after her gig on Total Request Live. Click on each thumbnail for an enlarged view.


Be sure to visit our Photo Gallery for more pictures!

Bonus Downloads (Thanks to Moony!)
Click on the links below to view screen captures and download video files of

  • Mariah leaving Hotel Gansevoort after her appearance on TRL


  • Mariah leaving CBS Studios after guesting on 106 & Park

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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Mariah Carey Aims To Please On Summer Tour // 11:28 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Mariah Carey's a little annoyed that she's going to travel by bus instead of plane on her upcoming tour — but not for the reasons you might expect.

    The singer actually prefers ground transit: Air travel is too dehydrating, and sleep is easier on a bus than on a jet. So what's her problem? She's unhappy that she doesn't have time to decorate the vehicle "Chez Mimi."

    "I wanted my bus to be pink, yet lavender," Carey said. "The rolling crib. But I'm going to design a bus eventually. I think all the girls are going to want it because it'll be like a girl's dream bus — the beauty area will be amazing. I can do one for the guys, too. I'm just good with the designing thing."

    For now, Carey is happy just to design the content of the tour itself — titled The Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, the Hits, the Tour — since she and the musical director, "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson, are currently planning precisely how the show will go on. While Jackson said on Friday's "Larry King Live" that Madonna's show had inspired him, Carey insists the pair are batting around ideas that aren't as focused on making her stage show "over-the-top theatrical" as they are about "the music, the songs and connecting with the fans."

    "Here's the thing," Carey explained. "A lot of people just do their new stuff, and I can do that, but I'm the kind of person who hates to disappoint people, and there are just some people who won't be happy unless they hear a specific song: 'If I don't hear "Fantasy," I'm going to be mad.' So I'm trying to take certain songs that are, dare I say, classics, to new places."

    That means Carey's hits, such as "Dreamlover," for instance, will be given a sort of remix treatment, "with me singing on top of any beat the DJ wants," she said. Carey noted that the mixes will vary regionally, changing as the tour travels across the country (it begins on August 5 in Miami; see "Mariah Carey Plots Mimi's Touring Adventure"). It also means that a mixture of hits and deep album cuts could be featured in a "hot medley"; Mariah has mentioned "One Sweet Day," "My All," and "Close My Eyes" as possibilities.

    "The concept is to make them newer," she said. "Some songs you don't need to touch, like 'Vision of Love,' we kind of keep that one basic. But we're going way back, and it's not necessarily all #1 hits."

    Since Carey's focus is on giving the fans what they want, the singer went so far as to name her tour after a fan's suggestion, which was based on a diary-like book the fan had kept of Mimi's, well, adventures. "There was a letter I wrote to Oprah in it, thanking her for the Legends weekend, and there was a paper about me in it that this girl got an 'A' on," Carey recalled. "And all these little indicators said to me, 'This is the right name for the tour.' Things like that affect me.

    "The title does kind of say it all," she continued. "It's like, OK, 'the Emancipation' meant one thing, that was kind of one experience, and now it's going to be a fun adventure for me — to go around the country on this tour bus, meet the fans, and kind of experience the world in a different way. I don't want to get too dramatic, [like] 'It's a journey through my life,' but it is. It's like a party-meets-a-journey-meets-a-show. And I'll probably get a lot of inspiration as a writer from that."
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    Source: MTV News

    Download: Mariah on MTV's Total Request Live // 6:47 PM EST Updated by Vinny

    Today, Mariah relaxed poolside at the Hotel Gansevoort in New York City, surrounded by dozens of fans. MTV's Total Request Live host Damien interviewed Mariah via satellite from TRL's summer location in California. Mariah discussed her upcoming tour The Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour and gave two very lucky fans tickets to one of her shows! Below you can download a video of this Mariah appearance ...enjoy!



    [ Download : Mariah's poolside TRL appearance ]
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Download: Mariah on Extra and Access Hollywood // 3:15 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Extra and Access Hollywood were backstage at Radio City Music Hall to get Mariah's reactions after receiving the award for "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess" and being named Gillette's official spokeswoman for 2006. Click on the links below to view screen captures and download video files of Mariah's interviews with Extra and Access Hollywood.

    Extra


    [ Download: Mariah's Interview with Extra ]

    Tanika: Miss Mariah, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Female Artist of the Year - what's next? Best Legs. Represent.
    Mariah: Thank you, darling.

    Extra went one-on-one with Gillette's newest celebrity spokeswoman.
    Mariah: Celebrity Legs of a Goddess.

    As a colossal pair of her ultra sexy legs were enshrined infront of New York's Radio City Music Hall.
    Mariah: Just when you thought my hem lines couldn't get any shorter.

    And while Mariah wouldn't confirm rumors that she took out a whopping one billion dollars insurance policy on her lovely legs.
    Mariah: I'll never tell.

    She didn't exactly deny it either.
    Tanika: Are there rules?
    Mariah: Are there rules to what?
    Tanika: To like what you can't do with these gorgeous legs now.
    Mariah: Well, I can't eat like pizza everyday and ice cream, that's one rule.
    Tanika: But it's okay, you will be performing everyday, you can work it off girl.
    Mariah: Exactly.

    Yes, the superstar is getting ready to strut those billion dollar gorgeous gams on stage when her highly-anticipated concert tour kicks off in August.
    Mariah: The Adventures of Mimi. We're emancipated, now we're having an adventure! And I really do want people to kind of get to know my personality.
    Tanika: Don't miss your chance to know Mariah on her cross-country tour when tickets go on sale this Friday.


    Access Hollywood


    [ Download: Mariah's Interview with Access Hollywood ]

    And a touching moment this morning when Mariah Carey presented Katie Couric with a parting gift. [Shown: A butterfly trinket]

    Mariah: I think they are very pretty but also symbolize freedom and kind of evolving and obviously this is a new stage in her life so I thought it would be something nice.

    Access Express unveils this 16-foot replica of Mariah Carey's legs! Gillette presented Mariah with their "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess 2006" award as an homage to her famously long limbs which is rumored she insured for a billion dollars! When questioned, the coy Mariah denied nothing.

    Mariah: If you did insure your legs, for whatever amount of money, especially a billion dollars? I don't think it's the wisest thing in the world to go and talk about it. Yeah, you'd be like in the house rubbing cream on your legs constantly, never leave it.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Vinny

    "Say Somethin'" Maxi CD Single - German Release // 3:02 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    The German edition of "Say Somethin'" will be released in Maxi CD Single format on Friday, June 2, 2006. You can pre-order the single at Amazon.com for EUR 6,99 (or US$9.00). Below is the tracklisting.

    1. Say Somethin' (Album Version)
    2. Say Somethin' (Stereo Anthem Mix)
    3. Say Somethin' (Stereo Dub)
    4. Say Somethin' (Closed Captioned Video)


    Reminder: The UK release of "Say Somethin'" single, available in three formats: CD, DVD, 12" Vinyl, is on Monday, June 5, 2006. Find the single's details here.
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    Source: Sam


    Tuesday, May 30 , 2006

    Download: Mariah on The Today Show and Regis & Kelly // 8:41 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Early this morning, Mariah chatted with Matt Lauer and Katie Couric about her "The Adventures of Mimi" tour, her receiving the Gillette's award for "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess", her upcoming movie, among other things, on The Today Show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.



    [ Download: Mariah Promotes Tour On The Today Show ]


    Mariah then proceeded to the ABC Studios where she sat down for an interview with Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa on the Regis & Kelly show. Mariah was accompanied by her dog Jack!



    [ Download: Mariah's Interview on the Regis & Kelly Show ]


    Mariah completed the promotion day with her arrival at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City where she was honored for having "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess!" Pictures and details were posted on Mariah Daily earlier today. Below is an exclusive video of Mariah leaving the ABC Studios and signing autographs for fans. Many thanks to Moony for the video file!



    [ Download: Mariah Leaving ABC Studios In Her Limo ]
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Tennessee Update // 8:15 PM EST Updated by Maggie

    Pre-production for Mariah's new film Tennesse has started, according to the movie's director Aaron Woodley. The film is scheduled to begin filming at the end of June. According to the Post Chronicle, Mariah is taking singing lessons in order to master her character's country style.

    Keep checking back for more updates on the filming of Tennessee!
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    Source: Aaron Woodley | Post Chronicle

    New Tour Dates Announced! // 7:56 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Two new concert dates were revealed today and are the first announced dates for shows outside North America on "The Adventures of Mimi" tour. On July 22nd and July 24th, Mariah will perform at the El Menzah Stadium in Tunis, Tunisia! This will be the first time for Mariah to perform there.
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    Source: MariahCarey.com

    Gillette Venus Awards Best Legs Title to Mariah Carey // 4:39 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Gillette Venus (PG), a recognized authority on women's legs, today named Mariah Carey the first "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess." The superstar, who captured three GRAMMY® Awards for her celebrated six-times platinum album The Emancipation of Mimi, was immortalized with a 16-foot high likeness of her perfect legs. Ms. Carey unveiled the replica during a ceremony at New York's legendary Radio City Music Hall, home to some of the most famous legs in the world.

    As the official 2006 "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess," Ms. Carey kicked off Venus' nationwide search for the woman with the most beautiful legs in the U.S. "Legs of a Goddess" contests will be held at select venues during Ms. Carey's highly anticipated concert tour, The Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour.

    "Mariah Carey was our hands-down choice for the first Venus 'Celebrity Legs of a Goddess' title," said Peter Clay, Vice President Premium Systems, Gillette Global Grooming. "She has gorgeous legs, and she radiates the inner beauty and confidence that embodies the Venus brand."

    The "Legs of a Goddess" tour will visit five cities throughout the month of August. Contests will be held at Ms. Carey's concert venues in the following locations:

    1. Miami, August 5, American Airlines Arena
    2. Atlanta, August 9, Philips Arena
    3. Philadelphia, August 11, Wachovia Center
    4. Boston, August 21, TD Bank North Garden
    5. New York, August 23, Madison Square Garden


    Contestants will be asked to strut their stuff on a catwalk and "strike a pose" for a panel of expert judges to determine if they have the best legs in town. The judges will be looking for a woman with toned, shapely legs who exudes a confident, vibrant personality. The winner of each local market competition will receive VIP tickets to Ms. Carey's concert and a one-on-one meeting with her backstage after the show.

    Winners from each local market contest will advance to the final round, where a national winner will be named and will receive a grand prize of $25,000 cash.

    The "Legs of a Goddess" contest celebrates the Venus brand and its portfolio of razors. Venus offers a diverse collection of razors that caters to the needs and shaving preferences of every woman. The Venus line includes original Venus, Venus Divine, Venus Paradise, Venus Disposable and Venus Vibrance.

    Mariah Carey
    Enjoying one of the most extraordinary years of her entire career, Mariah Carey's 6-times platinum Island Records album The Emancipation Of Mimi captured three Grammy awards and recently passed its one-year anniversary on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Mimi includes Mariah's 16th and 17th #1 career singles, "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us," respectively - which tied one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley's 17 #1's. Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist with the potential to surpass the Beatles' all-time high of 20 #1 hits. Mimi has sold more than 9 million units worldwide to date, making it the biggest-selling album of 2005, and bringing Mariah's career sales more than 160 million units world-wide.

    Below are high-quality photos of Mariah from the event. Click to view larger, full-scale images.

    Mariah arrives at Radio City Music Hall for the ceremony


    Mariah poses next to a 16-foot high replica of her legs

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    Source: Gillette Venus | Mariah Daily

    HQ Photos: Mariah on The Today Show // 4:37 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Here are high-quality pictures of Mariah as she was leaving NBC Studios after her appearance on The Today Show this morning. Click each thumbnail below to view a larger, full-scale image.


    Video files of Mariah's appearances on The Today Show and Regis & Kelly will be posted shortly. Stay tuned!
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Hang Poolside with Mariah on TRL // 1:55 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Mariah On TRL And You Can Be There Too!

    Mariah will be on TRL Wednesday, May 31st and MariahCarey.com wants you to be there!!!

    Mariah's official site is giving 50 lucky fans who will be randomly selected to be a part of this special LIVE MTV TRL appearance for the chance to spend part of your afternoon hanging poolside with Mariah!

    In order for you to take part you must be in the New York City area on May 31st, arrive at the Hotel Gansevoort at 2:00 pm sharp wearing your best poolside attire*. Once there, look for the Mariah representative for more details.

    The hotel is located at:

    Hotel Gansevoort
    18 9th Ave (between West 12th & West 13th St.)
    New York, NY 10014

    *Poolside attire: shorts, tanks, swimsuits, etc.
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    Source: MariahCarey.com

    Gracious Mariah Gets Mobbed at Fund-Raiser // 4:04 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Mariah Carey did what she does best last week at the Boys & Girls Club of Newark's "Evening of the Stars" event. Queen Latifah and MTV's big honcho John Sykes were honored at the fund-raiser.

    Miss Carey appeared unexpectedly to present Sykes with his award. He founded the VH-1 "Save the Music" program, which raises money for musically inclined city kids, to supplement government cutbacks. In typical Mariah style - pink satin mini, sky-high ankle-strap heels, a riot of diamonds sparkling against bared skin - she stayed the night, enjoying violinist Miri Ben-Ari.

    Afterward, she allowed herself to be mobbed by young fans and posed and posed and signed and signed. More than anything else, Mariah Carey loves being loved by her adoring public.
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    Source: New York Post

    Z100 Offers Mariah Pre-Sales to its ZVIPs // 12:01 AM EST Updated by Casey

    New York's #1 hit music station, Z100, will be offering internet pre-sales exclusively to its ZVIPs for Mariah's concerts in New York City and E. Rutherford, New Jersey. The pre-sales begin on Tuesday, May 30th at 7:30 AM and end on Thursday, June 1st at 10:00 PM. Click here to become a ZVIP today!
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Z100


    Monday, May 29 , 2006

    Mariah: Gillette's New Leg Model? // 4:42 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Gorgeous Mariah Carey has insured her legs for $1 billion after being signed up to front Gillette's Legs Of A Goddess campaign.

    A source close to the 36-year-old whose single, "Say Somethin'" is out on June 5, reveals: "The sum reflects her popularity.

    "She's about to start a US tour and she'll have to be careful."

    In that case, Mariah, don't break a leg on the first night.

    Note: As previously reported, Mariah will apparently be honored for having "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess" on May 30th at a New York City ceremony where a 16-foot tall likeness of her legs will be unveiled.
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    Source: 3am - Mirror UK


    Sunday, May 28 , 2006

    Mariah Daily Celebrates 8 Years Online! // 4:40 PM EST Updated by Liron

    May 2006 marks the 8th anniversary of Mariah Daily!

    Since Mariah Daily was formed in May 1998, it has grown to be one of Mariah's largest fan sites on the internet. Updated constantly with the latest news articles, pictures, audio/video, and information, Mariah Daily is here to gather fans from all over the world and is solely dedicated to supporting Mariah in all her endeavors.

    Mariah Daily is built by Mariah fans for Mariah fans. This site would not be possible without the efforts of you - the Mariah fan community. We appreciate your submissions, contributions, participation and support. We are grateful to all of you and hope you stick around for many more years to come!

    In celebration of its eighth year online, Mariah Daily has organized a "Loyalty Award" to be given to someone who has been a dedicated and great support to the site. Adi, we chose you! As a token of our appreciation, we're happy to send you an exclusive Mariah Life-size Stand-Up! Congratulations!

    Say Somethin' Team Members - Please stay tuned for further updates and prize winners announcements coming up later this week!
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Mariah Miscellaneous // 5:54 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Newsbits
    --"Say Somethin'" is the 40th most downloaded video on iTunes. You can purchase the video for $1.99 by clicking here.

    --On today's New York Post's Page Six "Sightings": Mariah Carey in a tiny Louis Vuitton dress at a UJA fund-raiser at Fred's, where L.A. Reid was being honored with Jay-Z, Lyor Cohen and Allen Grubman. (Note: NY Post refers to the 2006 Music Visionary of the Year Award Breakfast that Mariah attended on May 24. Pictures here.)

    --It's "Mariah Carey Winning Week" at Toronto's CHUM FM 104.5! From May 29 through June 2, CHUM will be giving away tickets to see Mariah live at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday, August 13. All Toronto fans have to do is listen, whenever a Mariah song comes on, be the 10th caller at 416-870-1045 to win!

    --The "Say Somethin'" video was #1 on MTV Base UK's The Base Chart Show! Vote for "Say Somethin'" here! The Base Chart Show airs every Wednesday at 7pm.

    --Janet Jackson was recently on Access Hollywood where the host read Christina Aguilera's comments on Mariah and asked Janet for her opinion. Looking surprised, she said, "She said that? That's lame!"

    Polls
    --Take the USA Today poll which asks, "Which concert tour do you want to see this summer?" Mariah is currently at the bottom with 7% of total votes. Vote now!

    --In a war of words after Christina slammed Mariah in GQ magazine, Us magazine wants to know whose side are you on. Mariah is trailing behind Christina with 48% of total votes. Cast your vote! The battle goes on in People magazine where the current poll results show Mariah losing with 37% of the votes. Vote for Mariah now!

    Photos/Scans
    --Scans from the June 5, 2006 issues of Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly and In Touch magazines.


    --Official tour banners for "The Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour"


    --View pictures from last year's Oprah Winfrey's Legends Weekend. Below are some of the photos from the event.


    Local "Mimi" Tour News
    --From MLive (Michigan): Singing Mimi: We all know Mariah Carey can sing (well, over-sing), but can she perform? We'll find out when she brings her late summer jaunt, dubbed "Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, the Hits, the Tour," to The Palace of Auburn Hills on Sept. 9. It's her first in more than three years. Named for her alter-ego and comeback album, "The Emancipation of Mimi," it will include the live debut of old and new songs. Tickets go on sale June 2.

    --From Orlando Sentinel (Florida): Mimi does Tampa. The eyes and ears of New Tix tell us Mariah Carey's new tour will stop by the St. Pete Times Forum on Aug. 7. No word on when tickets go on sale, but signs (and her Web site) point to June.

    --From Daily Record (New Jersey): Back then, there was no way pop megastars on the level of Mariah Carey, Paul Simon, Madonna, Hilary Duff and Shakira would have even acknowledged Atlantic City, much less play there under the aegis of gambling dens. But the town's head-spinning transformation from senior citizen haven to playground of the much-younger and more-affluent makes this summer's headliner schedule what those in the newspaper business used to call a "Dog Bites Man" story. At Trump Marina, Aug. 17: Mariah Carey/Sean Paul.

    --From Star Tribune (Minnesota): Mariah Carey's 30-city concert tour will not come to the Twin Cities where she has never performed a full concert.

    --From Seattle Times (Washington): Summer vacation, grown-up style, is just a concert ticket away. Among big names playing now through September are Pearl Jam; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; the Dave Matthews Band; Elton John; and Mariah Carey.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Helen | Nicole | John | Vijay | Ticketmaster | Island Records | George | Becky | Terrell | uwpbutterfly


    Saturday, May 27 , 2006

    Randy Jackson Talks About 'Adventures' Tour // 7:47 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Together for the first time since the star-studded finale, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks and runner-up Katharine McPhee; and judge Randy Jackson sat down for an interview with special guest host Ryan Seacrest on CNN's Larry King Live last night. During the chat, Randy Jackson talked about touring with Mariah Carey this summer.

    [ Download video clip here ]

    Ryan Seacrest: You've made it clear on the show that you worked with Mariah Carey for a long time now and I read this morning that you're embarking on a tour with her. First tour in the U.S. in three years. What will you be doing with Mariah this time around?
    Randy Jackson: I'm actually her musical director, have been that for a long time, and we're putting the tour together.

    RS: What does that mean in terms of the tour?
    RJ: It means that arranging the songs, putting all the music together, rehearsing the band, putting the band together, the singers, the dancers, the whole kit and caboodle. In fact, I helped greatly with the first two or three Idol tours of the kids that they're going to go on this summer.

    So, you know, it's kind of what I do. It's like second nature for me because I played with her for so long and produced and wrote songs with her, so we're like, you know, we're like best pals so it's like, you know, she thinks it and I'm going like "OK, I already got you."

    You know we were on the phone yesterday on a conference call for like four hours talking about the show because I had just seen Madonna's show and I'm just, you know, got things rattling in my brain how we really want to make the show the hottest show on earth, you know.

    RS: What was the key to her comeback?
    RJ: I think, you know, she is probably for me in my estimation one of the greatest talents we've ever had because you have Celine, we're going to keep it real right here, I always keep it real. We have Celine, we have Whitney, great singers, sold 100 million albums, 120 million albums each.

    Mariah has sold 165 million albums but most importantly she co-wrote every one of them, co-wrote 19 number one records, co-wrote, co-produced all of them. That's the difference. When you actually are in control of your own destiny, meaning that you can write and you're just not waiting for songwriters to bring you songs, dude that's bigger than anything because what it's basically saying it's you actually did it. You know you do it the other way too but you're more of an actor when you're singing other people's songs.
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    Source: Mariah Daily


    Friday, May 26 , 2006

    Carey Caps Off 'Emancipation' Run // 7:58 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    It was starting to look grim for fans who were hoping Mariah Carey would tour to support "The Emancipation of Mimi."

    She certainly didn't need to. Since its release last year, the album sold more than five million copies, spawned smash hits like "We Belong Together" and won three Grammys, all without her hitting the road.

    Plus, Carey didn't even know if she wanted to tour. She dreaded staging a long jaunt, and was taking time to savor the sweet success of her comeback. But after some cajoling from fans, the multi-octave diva realized that she needed to be on stage — that she wanted to celebrate the album that marked one of the sweetest times in her long career.

    AP: What took you so long to get on the road?
    Carey: (Laughs.) Honestly, it was kind of like the album, it has its own life. And I wanted to allow myself to make videos, to really work the record more than I have ... allow people to experience the album, to live with the songs, to feel the videos and the energy and basically get where I was coming from with this project on that level first.

    AP: What are the special things you're planning this time around?
    Carey: It's going to be kind of off the cuff ... When I said there may be special guests, that's kind of the way the record was made. It's like, I'm in a studio, someone is in the next room, all of a sudden, me and Snoop made a record together. It wasn't planned. If I happen to be in a city where I know somebody who I collaborated with on the record, you never know, they might want to show up if we have that kind of relationship.

    AP: How do you determine which songs you're going to play and which ones you're not going to sing without alienating your fans?
    Carey: I feel like I'm a tough critic. When I go to other people's shows that I'm fans of, and if I don't hear my favorite song, I'm like, 'Man, why?' (laughs). I'm going to do my best to please the crowd, but I also want to be able to express myself creatively, and I think that there's a happy medium now. The set list that I'm working with now — I won't reveal it yet, darling (laughs) — but it's a work in progress, it is going to achieve that, because some of the fans really do want to hear an old album cut. And then it's like some of the fans have heard you do 'Hero' 9,000 times and are like whatever.

    AP: How much stuff do you haul around on tour?
    Carey: I'm in the process of trying to get my bus together because I'm going to go by bus for the first time, because I really do sleep well by driving — not at the wheel (laughs) but I've always been able to sleep in a car, and my main thing is I always need a lot of rest when I tour ... I think it's going to be pretty cool, especially in America, to see the surroundings and really feel where I'm at, as opposed to being whisked into a hotel room at whatever-o-clock in the morning.

    AP: Is your dog, Jack, coming?
    Carey: Oh yes, Jack has his own section. He's going to have his own little nook. It's already planned out. ... I may have to bring him out every now and then. It depends on the crowd.

    AP: Besides Jack, what is a must-have on the bus?
    Carey: Really just to make it as private as possible in my little living space where I'll be hanging out and sleeping. As long as I have a TV and a bed and some humidifiers, I'll be all right.

    AP: What do you do during your down time?
    Carey: I don't know if people realize that for me to tour, I actually have to have a full day and a half off in between shows, whereas most touring artists do every night, and I just can't do that, because I'm very strong, but I'm very delicate in many ways too. So in my down time, the thing that requires the most discipline is not talking. Like, I wouldn't be doing an interview. I wouldn't be talking to anyone, I'd be writing notes, and sitting in a humidified room, sleeping.

    AP: Has your voice ever given out on you on tour?
    Carey: No, it's never that, I just know my voice. And honestly, the late great, Luther Vandross — who I had the utmost respect for — taught me an invaluable lesson, which is about the humidification, because the tone of his voice, the airy quality, when he would sing in that breathy voice, there's a similarity that we have. He would say, 'The best place for us is a really warm climate, and you really need to make sure you have humidifiers around yourself all the time.'

    AP: With all the success you've had with this album, has it become one of your most special?
    Carey: This and 'Butterfly' are my two favorites because they mark two very special significant times in my life, so this will always be a favorite of mine. And I just love that songs like 'Shake It Off' were allowed to be singles. In the past, I would immediately get, 'It's too urban, you can't put it out.' The experience of this record has just been so much fun for me, and just the freedom, and the title was very apropos, because this has been a lot of freedom for me as an artist.

    AP: So now that you're free and there's been an emancipation ...
    Carey: Now we're having an adventure.
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    Source: Associated Press

    Mariah Tells LA & OC Fans: "I'm Coming!" // 6:46 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Mariah made a surprise call to Los Angeles' radio station, 102.7 KIIS FM this morning to clear matters regarding her Los Angeles and Orange County shows.

    Mariah said that she knows a lot of her Los Angeles and Orange County fans are upset at "getting left out" but that she has not forgotten about them and that there were scheduling conflicts. She/Her team and the venues are figuring things out and that the dates will be announced as soon as possible.

    Mariah further said that she might add the two dates at the very end of the tour because of the scheduling conflicts, even if she has to "return to Southern California to get them in!"
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Aztlanstar


    Thursday, May 25 , 2006

    News Tidbits // 6:52 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    --Reminder! Let's not forget to keep on voting for Mariah and "Don't Forget About Us" on BET's Viewers' Choice Award for Favorite Music Video! Vote for Mariah here!

    --Also, Mariah is vying for the People's Choice Award for Favourite International Artist on the Canadian MuchMusic's Video Awards. Vote for Mariah!

    --The "Say Somethin'" remixes will finally be available for digital download! According to Universal Music Group, Say Somethin' (Stereo Anthem Mix) and Say Somethin' (Stereo Dub) will both be released on June 13, 2006 while Say Somethin' So So Def (Remix featuring Dem Franchize Boyz) is out on June 20, 2006! Be sure to download the remixes from your favorite digital outlets!

    --The "Say Somethin'" video has been added on iTunes and is advertised in the R&B section. The video is currently at #55 on iTunes' Top Videos.

    --Click on each thumbnail to your right to view an enlarged image of: 1) Mariah's new official tour photo for her "The Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour" and 2) a scan of the cover of the 5th anniversary issue (June 2006) of Blender magazine where Mariah is one of the featured artists on the cover.

    --"Say Somethin'" is currently at #4 on MSN's Top 100 Videos. On Yahoo! Music's Top 100 Videos, "Say Somethin'" plunged from #21 to #50 this week. Let's keep watching the video!

    --Mariah Carey was hanging out with American Idol judge Randy Jackson and her nephew Shawn McDonald at a New York City benefit for Operation Smile. The singer told People that though she's been on a "really bleak diet, which is basically soups and fish prepared really blandly," she recently indulged in a slice of pizza. "I had to do it," she said.

    --Ramon is working on a special fan book to present to Mariah at her Florida concert. If you have any letters, drawings, items you want to contribute, please e-mail him at youniquelatinboi@aol.com by July 31, 2006.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | MariahCarey.com | Erica | Devin | SJinc | Aaron | Mario | Rory | Jonny

    Mariah Asks 'Idol' Judge To Spice Up Tour // 3:57 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Mariah Carey is tapping a longtime friend -- "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson -- to help her mix things up a bit on her "Adventures of Mimi" tour, which kicks off in August.

    "With this tour, I'm going to be working on some different arrangements for some of the older songs, to kind of like, give it a little more life to them," Carey recently told The Associated Press. "That's not to say they're going to sound totally different and to freak anybody out ... (but) I love re-singing songs to different music."

    Carey and Jackson have been meeting to discuss how she'll spice up some of her old hits, and Jackson might even join her on a few dates.

    "Randy Jackson is my musical director, and he has been for many years, even before 'American Idol,"' she noted.

    Carey, who hasn't toured since 2003, is still riding high off the success of last year's "The Emancipation of Mimi" album, which gave her a huge comeback, with hits like "We Belong Together" and three Grammy awards.

    She said cajoling from fans helped convince her to get back on the road.

    "I genuinely want to tour with these new songs, as well as older hits," she told The AP. "These new songs mean so much to me, this time of my life has been so wonderful for me, and I want to experience that with my fans."

    "The Adventures of Mimi" tour, which begins Aug. 5 in Miami and ends Oct. 10 in Phoenix, will make stops in 30 cities across the U.S.

    Related News
    --Mariah was recently on Access Hollywood to announce her "The Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour" concert tour. Click here to download a video clip of Mariah's announcement.

    --Meanwhile, Randy Jackson has "Fly Like A Bird" as Track 1 on his iTunes playlist. He says, "Mariah is the best singer/songwriter of our time. Unbelievable vocals and songwriting. Listen up!"
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    Source: Access Hollywood | Mariah Daily | Caleb

    Upcoming Mariah TV Appearances! // 11:40 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    The Today Show
    Mariah will be appearing live on The Plaza at The Today Show on the morning of Tuesday, May 30th! The Today Show Plaza located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Come on down to show your support and say hi to Mimi!

    Live with Regis & Kelly
    Tune in to ABC on Tuesday, May 30th at 9:00 AM ET/PT to catch Mariah on Live With Regis & Kelly.

    MTV's TRL
    The queen of the countdown will be appearing LIVE on MTV's TRL on Wednesday, May 31 @ 3:30 PM ET/PT! This would be the perfect opportunity to get "Say Somethin" back on the countdown! Let's all call 1.800.DIAL.MTV and vote online so the video is back when Mimi is on.

    BET's 106 & Park
    Don't miss Mariah appear on BET's 106 & Park next Wednesday, May 31st at 6:00 PM ET/PT!
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    Source: Team Mariah

    Billboard Updates (Issue Date: June 3, 2006) // 5:26 AM EST Updated by Liron

    Here are Mariah's Billboard chart positions for the magazine's issue date June 3, 2006.

    The Emancipation of Mimi ▲6
    Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #96 (Last Week #98)
    Billboard 200: #95 (Last Week #95)
    Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: #32 (Last Week #28)
    Sales this week: 9,807 (-23%)
    Total sales: 5,601,918

    Say Somethin' featuring Snoop Dogg
    Billboard Pop 100: #76 (Last Week #52)
    Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #50 (Last Week #35)
    Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-hop Singles: #21 (Re-entry)
    Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play: #3 (Last Week #1, D.Morales Mixes)
    Billboard Dance Radio Airplay: #4 (Last Week #9)
    Billboard Top 40 Mainstream: #36 (Last Week #25)
    Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #38 (Last Week #30)
    Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks: #12 (Last Week #6)
    Billboard Hot Digital Songs: #132 (Last Week #120)
    Downloads this week: 5,828 (+9%)
    Total downloads: 41,506

    Fly Like a Bird
    Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #70 (Debut)
    Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles: #7 (Last Week #12)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks: #24 (Last Week #29)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #22 (Last Week #28)
    Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay: #5 (Last Week #7)

    Don't Forget About Us ●
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent: #15 (Last Week #15)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #14 (Last Week #14)

    Shake It Off ▲
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent: #16 (Last Week #16)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #15 (Last Week #15)

    We Belong Together ▲3
    Billboard Hot 100 Singles Recurrent: #30 (Last Week #23)
    Billboard Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay: #10 (Last Week #8)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent: #6 (Last Week #4)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #5 (Last Week #3)
    Billboard Adult Contemporary Recurrents: #16 (Last Week #18)
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Ritcher


    Wednesday, May 24 , 2006

    Photos: Mariah Attends "Music Visionary" Breakfast // 9:33 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Below are photos of Mariah from this morning's 2006 Music Visionary of the Year Award Breakfast held at Fred's at Barney's, New York City.

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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Sean Paul to Open in Select Cities // 8:36 PM EST Updated by Maggie

    Ticketmaster.com has revealed that Sean Paul will be opening for Mariah in select cities during her tour. Although other "surprise guests" are expected to make appearances at other shows, make sure you catch Sean Paul at one of the following shows on Mariah's tour:

  • Tampa, FL: August 7th at St. Pete Times Forum
  • Atlanta, GA: August 9th at Philips Arena
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada: August 13th at Air Canada Centre
  • New York, New York: August 23rd at Madison Square Garden
  • East Rutheford, NJ: August 27th at Continental Arena
  • Washington, DC: September 7th at Verizon Center
  • Auburn Hills, MI: September 9th at Palace of Auburn Hills
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    Source: Ticketmaster.com

    50, Carey, Green Day win ASCAP honors // 9:06 AM EST Updated by Casey

    50 Cent was named Songwriter of the Year on Monday, as the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers presented its Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" shared Song of the Year honors with Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (written by Johnta Austin, Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal). Green Day also took the Creative Voice Award, while Annie Lennox was presented with the Founders Award. The ceremony featured a brief Eurythmics reunion, as Lennox was joined by guitarist Dave Stewart for a performance of her solo hit "Why."
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    Source: MTV.com

    Mariah Carey coming to the Pepsi Arena // 9:03 AM EST Updated by Casey

    She's won five Grammys and gone platinum several times over. But there's one thing Mariah Carey hasn't done -- played a concert in Albany.

    That's going to change on Sept. 1 when Carey brings her "Adventures of Mimi" tour to the Pepsi Arena. She'll be joined by opening act Sean Paul. Arena officials made the announcement Tuesday morning.

    Over the past year, Carey has staged an amazing comeback, selling more than six million copies of her latest album.

    This won't be the first time Carey has been to the Capital Region. Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady was chosen as the site for her first concert special in 1993, and the theatre is featured in the video for her hit "Hero."

    Concert Promoter Stu Green said, "She did promise that she would come back and play Albany because that really helped get her career really jump-started and move onto that direction."

    Tickets for the Pepsi Arena concert go on sale June 2. Prices range from $20 to $155.

    Note: A video clip of this announcement can be viewed on the Capital News 9 website.
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    Source: Capital News 9


    Tuesday, May 23 , 2006

    HQ Photos: Mariah Attends "Evening of The Stars" // 11:24 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Mariah Carey attends the Boys and Girls Club of Newark Annual Evening of The Stars May 22, 2006 in New York City.

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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Download: Mariah on Oprah's Legends Ball Special // 10:38 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Click on the links below to view screen captures and download a video file of Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball Special that aired Monday, May 22nd, 8:00pm on ABC. Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Patti LaBelle are just a few of the famous faces who took part in the Legends weekend celebration, held last year, to honor African-American women who have paved the way for others.



    Download: Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball
    [ Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five ]
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    Source: Mariah Daily


    Monday, May 22 , 2006

    Mariah Carey Plots Mimi Touring Adventure // 10:34 PM EST Updated by Maggie

    Now that Mimi's been emancipated for a while, she's ready to have a little adventure — so Mariah Carey's taking her on one, launching her first full-scale North American arena tour, which she's calling The Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, the Hits, The Tour.

    "My summer tour is what I'm gearing up for next," Carey said. "I'm really excited about it."

    Carey has played U.S. arenas before, but she usually peppers her tours with smaller theater dates as well. Not this time. Carey has also allotted a break between each date to recover on her first tour since 2003. "As a singer, I need a certain amount of vocal rest, where I just don't talk before I do a show," Carey explained. "On tour it's like really hardcore singing moments and then resting."

    Some of those hardcore singing moments on this tour will be within songs from her six-times-platinum The Emancipation of Mimi album, but Carey is also planning to revisit hits and deep album cuts from her 15-year catalog, including "Vision of Love," "My All" and "Close My Eyes." She's also considering including one of the 25 ring tones she recently wrote and produced for Pepsi, so that she can show off her "creative tangents."

    "A friend of mine was over and we were going through different concepts for the tour, and he said, 'You should do one of the ring tones!' " she laughed. "So I'm actually thinking about doing the one we're doing the commercial for," called "Time of Your Life."

    Opening the two-month trek for the first half will be Sean Paul, while other "surprise" guests remain to be announced. The tour launches August 5 in Miami and wraps October 10 in Phoenix. Tickets go on sale June 2, and despite Carey's reputation as a diva, the prices are comparatively affordable, in the $20-$155 range.

    "People ask me, 'Why don't you just go on tour and charge huge amounts of money? Do these small venues, but charge thousands and thousands of dollars to go in,' " Carey previously explained. "Because I have fans of all different ages and different money ranges, and they can't afford to go out and spend that kind of money. Not everybody has a budget to go out and go really high-end" (see "Mariah Wants All Fans To See Her — And Even Smell Like Her").

    Before Carey kicks off her tour, she will end her concert hiatus with a Pepsi Smash Concert featuring Chris Brown scheduled for July 29 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.
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    Source: MTV.com

    Hot again, Carey launches a summer tour // 1:33 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Now that Mimi has gotten her act together, she's taking it on the road. Having re-established herself at the top of the pop heap last year with her six-times-platinum The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey is launching her first U.S. tour since 2003.

    Called The Adventures of Mimi, it will kick off Aug. 5 in Miami and take the star to more than 30 cities. (Sean Paul will open a number of shows.)

    "I've always associated going to a show with summer, and the sense of freedom that evokes," Carey says. "Summertime is the best time for tours, I think. Not that I'm the queen of touring."

    The singer has indeed hardly been a constant fixture on the concert circuit. She says, "I need a day and a half of complete vocal rest between shows," which makes tour logistics tricky.

    Before recording Emancipation, Carey "was on tour for a while, taking two days off between shows, which left me in a great place vocally. And now, because I'm at a really good place in my life and career, I want to document it."

    Carey will, in fact, be filming the journey, for which she'll even use a tour bus. "I had a small one in Europe, but I didn't sleep on it or anything. Someone, I won't say who, told me, 'The bathroom may be a little small for you.' "

    Though she jokes about "my reputation as a diva," Carey is keen that her Adventures bring her closer to the audience.

    "I know that my fans already understand who I am. Sometimes I think they get me more than I get myself. But I want everyone who sees these shows to get a better understanding of me, my personal side, by the time they leave."

    To that end, the star will mix hits from Emancipation and previous albums with deeper cuts.

    "There's a song Close My Eyes from Butterfly, and girls have told me that it helped save their lives after abusive childhoods and relationships. I want there to be intimate moments — not a woe-is-me thing, but a chance for people to recognize that we've all been through things, and we can connect through music."

    She won't disappoint the faithful. "I know people want to hear certain songs, and would be disappointed if I sang, say, Vision of Love and didn't give it my all — no pun intended, because My All will also be on the set list."

    And don't be surprised if some of Carey's hip-hop collaborators show up as special guests.

    "It depends on who's in town and available, but there are artists I have enough of a relationship with — Jermaine Dupri, Busta Rhymes. When I'm in L.A., maybe Snoop will be around."

    Note: According to USATODAY.com, Sean Paul is the opening act for several of the shows including Tampa, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, East Rutherford, Albany, Hershey, Washington, and Auburn Hills.
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    Source: USATODAY.com

    Photos: Mariah Attends Robert Kennedy Jr. III's Birthday Party // 12:55 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Below are photos of Mariah at Robert Kennedy Jr. III's birthday party held May 21, 2006 at Butter, New York City, NY. Click each thumbnail to view a larger, full-scale image.

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    Source: Mariah Daily


    Sunday, May 21 , 2006

    "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour Dates Announced! // 11:16 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    MariahCarey.com has just announced the dates for "The Adventures of Mimi" '06 tour! Below is a list of dates and venues confirmed thus far.

  • August 5 - Miami, FL at American Airlines Arena
  • August 7 - Tampa, FL at St. Pete's Times Forum
  • August 9 - Atlanta, GA at Phillips Arena
  • August 11 - Philadelphia, PA at Wachovia Center
  • August 13 - Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre
  • August 15 - Montreal, QC at Bell Centre
  • August 17 - Atlantic City, NJ at Taj Mahal
  • August 21 - Boston, MA at T.D. Waterhouse Center
  • August 23 - New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
  • August 25 - Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun
  • August 27 - E. Rutherford, NJ at Continental Airlines Arena
  • September 1 - Albany, NY at Pepsi Arena
  • September 3 - Hershey, PA at Giant Center
  • September 5 - Syracuse, NY at Turning Stone Casino
  • September 7 - Washington, DC at Verizon Center
  • September 9 - Detroit, MI at Palace
  • September 11 - Chicago, IL at United Center
  • September 14 - Houston, TX at Toyota Center
  • September 16 - Dallas, TX at American Airlines Arena
  • September 18 - Denver, CO at Pepsi Arena
  • September 21 - Edmonton, AB at Rexall Place
  • September 23 - Vancouver, BC at GM Place
  • September 25 - Seattle, WA at Key Arena
  • September 27 - Sacramento, CA at Arco
  • September 30 - Las Vegas, NV at MGM Grand
  • October 2 - Oakland, CA at Oakland Arena
  • October 4 - San Diego, CA at Ipayone Center
  • October 10 - Phoenix, AZ at US Airways Arena

    Through MariahCarey.com's Tickets Page, Mariah's Official Fan Club - Honey B. Fly members will be able to gain access to the Fan Club Only Presales to purchase tickets before the general public. For Honey B. Fly members (as of May 18, 2006), you will have the opportunity to participate in the presale first! The Legacy Member presale window will begin 2 hours before the regular Member Presales. After this window, the presale will then open to all Honey B. Fly Fan Club members.

    Not a member yet? Join now!
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    Source: Mariah Carey Official Site

    Ticket Pre-Sales Tomorrow // 2:11 PM EST Updated by Maggie

    Several tour dates have been announced over the past few days, with updates being added as more information becomes available. Ticketmaster has just revealed that the presale for the Chicago, IL show on September 11th will also be tomorrow.
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    The Trouble with 'Idol'? // 11:14 AM EST Updated by Maggie

    [T]he reliance on oversinging is . . . an unfortunate habit that did not begin on "American Idol," he says. The show simply gave it a forum. An impossibly huge and, unfortunately or not, influential forum.

    "When Mariah [Carey], instead of singing the notes as written, started riffing around the notes, making clusters around the melody -- that's when it happened," Love says. "The problem is, she started doing it so much you lost track of where the melody actually was. And she made that really popular. It's a style of singing that's interesting here and there, but a pain in every single song.

    "And unless you really practice and slow it down, you can't imitate it. Mariah got up there with her incredible voice and said, 'Hey, look what I can do!' But not everybody can do that -- and a lot of people are trying. 'American Idol' begs them to. But it's like Luther Vandross said: 'A lot of singers think they're being paid by the note.' He could have done all those trills, but he didn't need to."

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    Voice therapist Jackie Presti and Chicago cabaret singer Beckie Menzie agree. Both also cite Mariah Carey. "Especially early on, what a good use of her voice," Presti says.

    . . .

    He grows testy when we mention the Whitmariahtina triumvirate.

    "Mariah Carey? Oh, come on," he sneers. "If you asked who was the most famous, then yes -- Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera. But I didn't think that was your question. Mariah Carey ... is a little trick pony. She leverages her range like she should, but it's not new or unique. She's borrowing from other people. Stevie Wonder, Elton John -- Aretha Franklin, if you need a woman -- these people, in my view, are the ones who left a unique fingerprint in singing and interpretation."

    You can read the full article on the Chicago Sun-Times web site.
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    Source: Chicago Sun-Times


    Saturday, May 20 , 2006

    More New Tour Dates // 1:26 PM EST Updated by Maggie

  • Another new tour date has been revealed on Ticketmaster.com. Fans can purchase tickets to a Pre-Show Buffet in Tampa, Florida.

    Date:August 7, 2006
    Arena: St. Pete Times Forum
    Location: Tampa, Florida

  • Two more venues have been revealed on Ticketmaster for Mariah's tour. Though the dates have not been announced, Mariah will have concerts in Atlanta, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee. Keep checking for more updates!
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    Source: Amber | Mariah Daily

    HQ Photos: Mariah Attends Operation Smile's Annual Dinner // 8:56 AM EST Updated by Liron

    Last night, Mariah attended the annual dinner and live auction of "Operation Smile" at Skylight Studios, New York City. Operation Smile is a charity that helps children around the world with facial deformities. Click here to find out more information about "Operation Smile". Click on the thumbnails below to view large-scale versions of pictures from the event:


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    Source: Mariah Daily

    New Mariah Carey Official Site Launched! // 5:51 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    "MariahCarey.com and HoneyBFly.com are coming together to form THE ultimate Mariah Carey site! During this redesign, portions of both sites will not be available for a few weeks while we prepare the new site. But don't worry, the new site will be worth the wait! We are going to bring you even more content, exclusive contests and a whole lot more. All sorts of cool Mariah stuff will be coming your way...

    While we work behind the scenes, MariahCarey.com will still be the site to hit when you are looking for the latest news and show dates.

    For all of the current Honey B. Fly members, don't worry, you will still have access to any upcoming ticket presales that will start on Monday. But due to the site changes the next time you visit MariahCarey.com, you will have to register your user information again. Please check your e-mail as you should have received information on how to do this. If you need help re-registering or did not receive your email please visit the Help Section for further assistance.

    The brand new MariahCarey.com will be the top spot for everything Mariah.

    If you are not a member yet, Join now!"
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    Source: Mariah Carey Official Site


    Friday, May 19 , 2006

    More Tour Dates Revealed // 3:03 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Two more tour dates have been revealed today!

  • Date:August 13, 2006
    Arena: Air Canada Center (ACC)
    Location: Toronto, Canada

    A special pre-sale for concert tickets was held today for the Toronto Raptors fans (with season tickets.)

  • Date:September 5, 2006
    Arena: Turning Stone Resort & Casino Event Center
    Location: Verona, NY
    Pre-sale: Wednesday, 05/24/06 at 10:00 AM
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    Source: Alex

    Mariah's Legs Honoured, Announces Tour Dates // 2:41 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Singer Mariah Carey will be honoured at a New York City ceremony for having "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess." During the ceremony a 16-foot (5 metre) tall likeness of the star's assets will be unveiled. Carey will also announce the dates of her upcoming tour during the Radio City Music Hall press conference on 30 May (06).
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    Source: Contact Music

    HQ Photos: Mariah at Karl Lagerfeld's Photo Exhibit // 12:03 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Below are photos of Mariah at the opening of Karl Lagerfeld's "Farewell To Daylight" Photo Exhibit at Pace/MacGill in New York. His first ever solo U.S. show, Lagerfeld's "Farewell to Daylight" is a collection of dreamy images of his hometown Paris and will be on display from May 18 to June 17.


    Be sure to visit our Photo Gallery for additional pictures!
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour // 11:57 AM EST Updated by Liron

    According to Ticketmaster, Mariah's tour is called "The Adventures of Mimi".

    Ticketsnow revealed another tour date:

    Date:Monday, September 11th
    Arena: United Center
    Location: Chicago, IL

    Honey B. Fly members, be sure to check your e-mails for information regarding pre-sales for Mariah's concerts.
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    Source: Aaron


    Thursday, May 18 , 2006

    Mariah to Star in a CBS Special? // 4:53 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    As previously reported, Mariah performed at New York City's Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, May 17th when CBS introduced its fall lineup.

    Mariah's performance was one of the highlights of the event. People reports:

    To the delight of the audience of advertisers, Mariah Carey, who will star in a CBS special, took the stage looking slim and healthy in a black spaghetti-strap cocktail dress. She sang "We Belong Together," ending with, "Thank you! See you in the fall!"
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    Source: People | Reuters

    Pitchfork Reviews "Say Somethin'" Dance Mix // 2:52 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Mariah Carey: "Say Somethin' (Morales Stereo Anthem Mix)"
    Genre: R&B/House



    David Morales and Mariah, they go back like X and pacifiers, so it's only fitting he's around to bask in Mariah's post-Mimi opulence. If any guy not named Frankie Knuckles can trade in house music clichés, I guess it's Morales. Mariah, however, flips her portion of the script, playing the part of low-tempo diva to a T (Is it too early for a Glitter remake?). By the way, don't expect anything remotely Neptunes-y when you hit play on this 10-minute monster-- the only remnants of her duet with Mr. Snoop are a few lyrical snippets. The rest of the track has been rejiggered and recalibrated for maximum PLURality.
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    Source: Pitchfork | Joseph

    The Mail Bag // 2:20 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Who knew? She's been up and down, but through it all, Mariah Carey's fans apparently haven't abandoned her. We heard from plenty of them in the wake of our review (Media Mix, May 16) of her new commercial touting the joint Pepsi-Motorola ringtone promotion. Here's a sampling:

    It is with great distress and sad pity that I read yet another composition infused with liquid venom and directed at Mariah Carey. The first question that comes to mind is: Don't you have anything better to do? Are you really so unhappy with your life and very existence that the only thing you can find to occupy your time is picking on people more talented than you? So far, I know absolutely no one who did not find Mariah's Pepsi commercial extremely humorous, except, of course, for the asinine excuse for a human being that is you.

    Erica Wallace

    I have read your superfluous review of Mariah Carey's promotional ad for Pepsi/Motorola. Had any other artist been the focal point, would the ad have been better? The commercial is just that, a commercial. It is nothing more than a lighthearted one-minute clip that people will remember. While you admit in your review that Mariah's scene is glamorous, you continue on to chastise her for "mugging for the camera, shamelessly of course." Pardon my inquisitiveness, but is that not the job she was supposed to do? Would you rather Mariah hide in the background, not show her face and sing her tune with a cloak of anonymity?

    Trong Nguyen, University of California-Irvine

    What the hell? Are you assuming that all of Mariah Carey's fans are 9-year-old girls who have no interest in musical talent, but are stunned by production values. . . . OK, fine. It's certainly not a masterpiece of an advertisement, but the song is catchy and grabs the attention of the younger audience. The "glitzy" production values, with Mariah flaunting her stuff, are part and parcel of the package.

    Che Hope

    The stench of your biased review of Mariah's commercial is on the verge of frying the motherboard of my computer! The Chicago Sun-Times is notorious for slamming Mariah every chance it gets. How unprofessional and pathetic of this newspaper to repeatedly attempt to slander her. It's no wonder Mariah's mother has never mentioned being raised in the Chicago area. Kudos to Mariah's mom and to Mariah for the hilarious television ad. As for the Sun-Times, I hope it spontaneously combusts one of these days.

    Dan Shannon

    The Mariah Carey Pepsi commercial is one of the best Pepsi has had in a long time. It's very clean and fun. The dancing may not be spectacular like the Britney Pepsi commercial, but that's because Mariah is a singer, not a dancer. It's about her voice and her lyrics. Mariah is at the top of her game, and this ad is good for her and Pepsi/Motorola. I drink Coke, but the ad has made me switch to Pepsi.

    Andrew Leo

    Has your publication run out of music, movies, television shows and restaurants to review? You are doing commercials now? I may be mistaken, but commercials aren't meant to be taken seriously and aren't supposed to be looked at in such depth. It's Pepsi and Mariah for crying out loud -- two subjects that should never be taken too seriously.

    Eric Settl
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    Source: Chicago Sun-Times

    HQ Photos: Mariah Sighting in New York // 11:12 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Mariah poses for pictures outside a Lower Manhattan Restaurant, New York City, New York on May 18, 2006.

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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Mariah Carey To Release New UK Single June 5th // 11:11 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    International superstar Mariah Carey releases her new single Say Somethin’ in the UK on June 5th. Featuring the explosive talents of rapper Snoop Dogg and the unmistakable voice of Pharrell Williams, this latest release looks set to continue the success achieved by her previous singles.

    Say Somethin’ is a captivating mix of smooth rolling beats and Mariah’s trademark sultry vocals, offset by Snoop Dogg and Pharrell and beautifully produced by the kings of all things cool, the Neptunes – making the song destined to be the smash hit of the summer.

    Backed by an instrumental version of the track, Say Somethin’ is the 5th single to be taken from Mariah’s critically acclaimed album The Emancipation of Mimi which has to date achieved 9x platinum status and become Mariah’s most successful studio album in the UK since her bestselling album, Daydream.

    Say Somethin’ will be released in the UK on June 5th on Mercury Def Jam.

    See "Say Somethin'" Single details.
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    Source: UK-Flava Music Rooms

    Billboard Updates (Issue Date: May 27, 2006) // 4:02 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Here are Mariah's Billboard chart positions for the magazine's issue date May 27, 2006.

    The Emancipation of Mimi ▲6
    Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #98 (Last Week #84)
    Billboard 200: #95 (Last Week #83)
    Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: #28 (Last Week #24)
    Sales this week: 12,662 (+11%)
    Total sales: 5,592,111

    Say Somethin' featuring Snoop Dogg
    Billboard Hot 100: #95 (Last Week #79)
    Billboard Pop 100: #52 (Last Week #47)
    Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #35 (Last Week #29)
    Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play: #1 (Last Week #2, D.Morales Mixes)
    Billboard Dance Radio Airplay: #9 (Last Week #17)
    Billboard Top 40 Mainstream: #25 (Last Week #24)
    Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #30 (Last Week #28)
    Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks: #6 (Last Week #2)
    Billboard Hot Digital Songs: #120 (Last Week #114)
    Downloads this week: 5,333 (-9%)
    Total downloads: 35,678

    Fly Like a Bird
    Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles: #12 (Last Week #17)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks: #29 (Last Week #35)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #28 (Last Week #35)
    Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay: #7 (Last Week #8, Greatest Gainer)

    Don't Forget About Us ●
    Billboard Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay: #20 (Last Week #20)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent: #15 (Last Week #5)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #14 (Last Week #5)

    Shake It Off ▲
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent: #16 (Last Week #20)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #15 (Last Week #20)

    We Belong Together ▲3
    Billboard Hot 100 Singles Recurrent: #23 (Last Week #29)
    Billboard Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay: #8 (Last Week #8)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent: #4 (Last Week #6)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #3 (Last Week #6)
    Billboard Adult Contemporary Recurrents: #18 (Last Week #10)

    It's Like That ▲
    Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay: #37 (Debut)
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Ritcher

    Mariah Performs at CBS Upfront // 1:12 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Each of the networks is unveiling its fall lineup to advertisers this week, in hopes of selling commercial spots in advance for the fall season. This process is known as the upfront.

    CBS on Wednesday, May 17, at Carnegie Hall in New York City, unveiled a fall schedule with remarkably few changes, opting to go with only four new shows and to cancel its long-running Sunday night movie.

    The CBS upfront show maintained its reputation as a big, splashy affair, highlighted by a performance by singer Mariah Carey, who appeared after a clip sequence that promoted the network's upcoming specials.
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    Source: Associated Press | Market Watch


    Wednesday, May 17 , 2006

    More Tour Dates Revealed! // 10:05 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Ticketmaster and several online tickets services reveal the following tour dates for Mariah:

    Monday, August 21 - Boston, MA
    Arena: TD Banknorth Garden
    Date & Time: Monday, 08/21/06 at 08:00 PM
    Going on sale: Monday, 05/22/06 at 10:00 AM.
    Prices: US $99.50 - US $129.50

    Wednesday, August 23 - New York City, NY
    Arena: Madison Square Garden
    Date & Time: Wednesday, 08/23/06 at 08:00 PM
    Going on sale: Monday, 05/22/06 at 09:00 AM.
    Prices: US $99.50 - US $154.50

    Friday, August 25 - Uncasville, CT
    Arena: Mohegan Sun Arena
    Date & Time: Friday, 08/25/06 at 08:00 PM
    Going on sale: Friday, 06/02/06 at 10:00 AM.
    Prices: US $95.00 - US $150.00

    Sunday, August 27 - East Rutherford, NJ
    Arena: Continental Airlines Arena
    Date & Time: Sunday, 08/27/06 at 08:00 PM
    Going on sale: Monday, 05/22/06 at 09:00 AM.
    Prices: US $97.00 - US $152.00

    Tuesday, August 29 - New York City, NY
    Arena: Madison Square Garden
    Date & Time: Tuesday, 08/29/06 at 08:00 PM

    To order, call 800-NOW-AMEX or visit Ticketmaster online on the dates mentioned above.

    Note: Mariah's record label has yet to confirm the dates of the concerts and ticket sales.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Aladerri

    Is Mariah Better Off Single? // 9:14 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Music mogul Tommy Mottola is responsible for Mariah's big break, but according to the five-octave diva, he was also responsible for her heartache. The two wed in June 1993 in a lavish ceremony, but Mariah claimed discontent and psychological abuse from the start. When the couple divorced five years later, Mariah rebelled the only way she knew how -- she donned a pair of Daisy Dukes, started hanging with ODB, and added a saucy hip-hop edge to her music.

    Vote now at AOL Music on whether you think Mariah is better off with or without Tommy Mottola.
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    Source: Jessie - AOL Music

    Blender Magazine: Mariah, The Incredible // 2:18 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah is featured twice in the upcoming issue of "Blender Magazine" which hits the newsshelves on May 23rd. On the cover, there is a picture of Mariah with the caption: "Mariah Carey: I'm an authentic diva." Below is Mariah's interview with the magazine exclusively given to Mariah Daily:

    The Incredibles
    In the half-decade of Blender's existence, no five people have influenced music more than these titanic talents. At least, no one we were able to get on the phone...

    Mariah Carey (Singer-songwriter), #5

    Five years ago, you made the movie and album, Glitter
    The debacle.

    Okay, the debacle. How do you look back on that experience now?
    As a blessing in disguise. It was a very humbling experience, which is something we all need to go through now and again. Especially in the entertainment industry. It got me into a much better place spiritually. When you go through that kind of thing--when you're being attacked, first by the media, but also dealing with personalities in the music business, moguls who are ultra-powerful -- it's important to take a break and realize that you deserve to be happy, you deserve to be able to create music that you love.

    You've had 17 No. 1 Singles - tied with Elvis for the second-most in history. Unless something terrible happens, you'll probably surpass the Beatles' record of 20. That's got to cross your mind every once in awhile.
    It's not a goal of mine. Elvis and the Beatles? We're talking about the two most legendary entities in music ever. But I am comfortable with what I've achieved. I don't need to pass anyone. I was talking to Quincy Jones the other day -- not to name-drop [laughs], but he came by my video shoot with Snoop Dogg. And he said, "you know what, you really did it." And that was one of the most incredible compliments I've ever had. He was talking about how it's very easy to do it one time, in the beginning. But to repeatedly have success and make it seem as though it's the first time every time, that's really what makes the difference.

    One of the real measures of your impact on music is American Idol. For awhile there, the show was like one big Mariah impersonation contest. Do you watch it?
    Everybody asks me about American Idol, so I've put it on every once in awhile. If you're saying I’ve had a cultural impact, then that's a big compliment.

    You've had another kind of cultural impact, too: There's been a lot of baby making over the years to your old ballads.
    And it's funny, because I'm totally repressed in that way! [laughs] Or I was back then. I was just a baby myself!

    What do you think of pop music these days?
    I think this is a very good time. I'm very partial to R&B and hip-hop and gospel music. I really like Keyshia Cole a lot. Dem Franchize Boyz are doing their thing. Bow Wow's new record is in heavy rotation in my car. I think that's why it's such a good moment -- because these kinds of records are getting much more airplay than they would have a while ago.

    A lot of people were shocked that you got shut out on the 2006 Grammy Telecast. How did you feel about it?
    I know this is gonna sound like I'm lying – even Barbara Walters was like, "Come on, Mariah" - but the three Grammys I did win were so great. Don't forget, I haven't won a Grammy since my first album. I had only two. Jay-Z came to my house once, and he was looking at the awards in my awards case -- and he didn't even know I saw him do this. And he was looking up at the top shelf where my Grammys were, and he was making this face like, "Huh?" She only has two Grammys? I'm pretty sure she has more than that." So when I got to the Grammy telecast, I already knew I had won three awards in the pre-show, in all those R&B categories, which is what I've always strived to do as an artist. So I was happy. My awards case was hooked up.

    What's the vibe like when you're in the same room with your fellow pip divas? Do you all secretly hate each other?
    You know, it's rare that I'm in the same room with -- well, I don't really know who exactly you're talking about. Honestly, they call everybody a diva today. But you know, my mother is an opera singer. And when you have an opera singer mother, you hear the word "diva" from the day you're born. It's true! I've been hearing the word 'diva' since the day I was born. So if someone wants to call me a diva -- well, I guess I'm an authentic one, honey.

    Major Moments
    September 21, 2001 - Glitter opens on the heels of September 11 and after Carey's stint in a psychiatric facility. The movie bombs, earning only $2.4 million on its opening weekend.

    April 12, 2005 - Carey releases The Emancipation of Mimi, which debuts at No. 1 and earns Carey her highest-ever first-week album sales, selling 403,755 copies.

    February 8, 2006 - Carey receives eight nominations and wins three Grammys, after a 16-year drought.

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    Rock's Nastiest Divorces
    "Prisoner of Love"

    Mariah Carey & Tommy Mottola

    Irreconcilable Differences


    Carey has called the house she shared with then-Sony Music CEO Mottola "Sing Sing," a nod both to the infamous prison and to the only activity her husband ever wanted her to engage in. The pair wed in 1993, simultaneously quelling and substantiating rumors that Carey had been having an affair with the already-married Mottola and reaping the benefits career-wise. Awkwardly, Mottola remained her record company boss for a time after their 1998 divorce, and Carey took none-too-subtle jabs at him in several videos: "Butterfly shows her trapped in a mansion; in "Honey" she's handcuffed to a chair and menaced by an Italian-looking mobster. Carey later hinted that Mottola has tried to sabotage her career, on one occasion stealing her song ideas and giving them to rival diva Jennifer Lopez. The ex-couple reportedly haven't spoken since the divorce.

    Expert Testimony: "Tommy, God love him, what is he, three-foot-two?" asks Tawny Kitaen. "I've had opportunities to be with some very heavy hitters who could help my career, but I wouldn't sell my soul.”
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    Source: Blender Magazine | Mariah Daily

    Alfred Roy Cancer Fund 2006 // 1:45 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Alfred Roy Cancer Fund 2006

    "Hey guys, we're back for another great year! This will be the fund's third year running and so far we have raised over $1,500 for the American Cancer Society.

    For those who aren't familiar with the fund, it began in 2004 when we collected donations from MC fans all over the world and donated the money to the American Cancer Society in Mariah's father's name. Hopefully this year will be a success as always!

    We're running several auctions on eBay to raise money; for three separate weeks a few rare and other fun MC items will be auctioned off. All proceeds will go to the fund. Here's the first four auctions:

  • Blender Magazine 2003
  • Latina Magazine 2003
  • 'The Emancipation of Mimi' 2006 HBF Calendar
  • Autographed Ultra Platinum Edition 'Mimi' CD

    If you have any questions or wish to make a donation, please visit the ARCF Website.

    Thanks, Jae"
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    Source: Jae Aguirre

    12 Notable Moments in Wu-Tang History // 1:04 PM EST Updated by Maggie

    1995: Wu-Tang goes pop, part 1 (ODB and Mariah)

    In 1995, pristine pop princess Mariah Carey was hungry for hip-hop credibility. So she hooked up with a producer who epitomized glossy slickness (Diddy) and a rapper who embodied scuzzy rawness (Ol' Dirty Bastard) for the remix to "Fantasy." As ODB unforgettably screeched, he and Mariah did, in fact, go together like babies and pacifiers; the Ol' Dirty dog was no liar, and kept the fantasy hot like fiya.
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    Source: AV Club

    Weekly Soundscan Numbers For Mariah // 12:53 PM EST Updated by Liron

  • The Emancipation of Mimi
    Billboard 200: #95 (Last Week #83, 57 Weeks)
    Sales this week: 12,662 (+11%)
    Total sales: 5,592,111

  • Say Somethin'
    Hot Digital Songs: #120 (Last Week #114)
    Downloads this week: 5,333 (-9%)
    Total downloads: 35,678
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    Source: SoundScan | Chris

    Download: Mariah on ABC's Celebrity Debut // 8:04 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Last night, ABC's "Celebrity Debut" took viewers to peer into the lives of the world's biggest stars just moments before their lives changed forever, and hear in their own words their feelings about stardom just minutes before it happened for them.

    Mariah was one of the celebrities featured. An interview just days before her first Grammy win in 1991 was highlighted.



    [ Download: Mariah on ABC's Celebrity Debut ]

    Transcript
    Mariah: It's an acknowledgement of appreciation for my music and that's incredible considering like last May noone even knew who I was or anything and now the people in the industry, you know, that I mean, are nominating me for the highest award that there is in this industry, so it's incredible.

    [One thing is for sure, she didn't want to go back to her old day job.]

    Mariah: I hated waitressing. I hated doing all that stuff because I wasn't good and I was horrible at it and I just didn't wanna be there. I always knew I wanted to be a singer since I was about fourteen so I'm living my dream - this is what I've always wanted to do forever.

    Bonus Downloads:
  • Download an electronic press kit for Mariah's Pepsi Commercial. Contents include: Press Release, Mariah Carey Interview (SOTs), BTS B-Roll of Mariah Carey Pepsi Commercial Shoot (video clips).

  • Mariah was among many celebrities who helped make Oprah's "Legends" event so spectacular. Download a video clip of Mariah's interview from Entertainment Tonight's coverage of the Legends Ball screening last Thursday, May 11th. Mariah says of Oprah, "You know what? Oprah... you'll never know what to expect except something amazing, and something brilliant."
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    Source: Markus | Nick | Jim

    News Tidbits // 7:54 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    --Mariah has been nominated for "Favourite International Artist" for "Shake It Off" on Canada's 2006 MuchMusic Video Awards! Vote for Mariah! Polls open Monday, May 22 and close Sunday, June 18th. Full details at MuchMuch.com.

    --UK's online music stores, HMV and Amazon have added the "Say Somethin'" DVD single to their sites. Due out in the UK on June 5th, the DVD single includes the videos to "Say Somethin'" and "Don't Forget About Us."

    --Today's New York Post's Page Six reported on "Mariah, Christina Fling Mud" (see "Mariah Responds to Aguilera's Accusations") and reacted by saying, "For the record, Carey has never been anything but a sweetheart with Page Six."

    --During a radio promotional tour of her latest album in New York City, La India was confronted over the phone by fellow Latin artist Brenda K. Starr. The unexpected argument occurred on La Musica's morning show "El Vacilon de La Mañana." In several instances, La India tells off Brenda for disrespecting artists like Mariah. Click here to watch a video of what went on the air!

    --British celebrity Jade Goody, in her "My Autobiography" book recounts, "A Mariah Carey concert. Better even than East 17. Mariah throws me a big ball thing. Everyone thought I was going to be Mariah Carey when I went on Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes, but my agent told me to do Lynn Anderson instead (whoever she is)."
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Chris | Aaisha | George | Guardian Unlimited

    Gossip: Mariah's 'Dinners With The Mafia' // 6:18 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Pop singer Mariah Carey has been linked to the latest mob scandal to rock America.

    An undercover agent has claimed in court that Mariah and her ex-husband, Sony Records chief Tommy Mottola, used to wine and dine with a leading Mafia boss.

    FBI agent Joaquin Manuel Garcia has been dubbed the modern Donnie Brasco after infiltrating the New York mobs.

    He fooled gangsters into thinking he was Goodfella wannabe Jack Falcone.

    Garcia claims Greg DePalma, a 74-year-old alleged acting capo for New York's feared Gambino family, brought him into the mob.

    He said DePalma bragged about his dinners with Mariah and Mottola at Valbella restaurant, a five-star eatery in Greenwich, Connecticut, which the mob were allegedly shaking down for protection money.

    On the secretly recorded tape, DePalma described Carey as "very nice, very quiet, reserved".

    A mob informant, Peter Forchetti, then chimed in: "She looks nice now. She looks unbelievable."

    DePalma bragged that he forced the restaurant boss to let another mobster dine for free -the bill included an $11,000 bottle of Chateau Lafitte.

    He also boasted that he forced the restaurateur to give him seven bottles of equally expensive wine for his doctor.

    Garcia is being compared to Donnie Brasco, the former FBI agent who infiltrated the mob and became the subject of a 1997 movie starring Johnny Depp.

    He is testifying in a closed Manhattan federal courtroom against DePalma, who is charged with racketeering.

    A spokesman for Mottola denied that he had ever met the accused mobster.

    A spokesman for Carey did not return calls.

    The trial continues.
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    Source: Daily Record


    Tuesday, May 16 , 2006

    Download: Mariah Responds to Aguilera's Accusations // 8:05 PM EST Updated by Lynn



    Download:
    [ Access Hollywood: Mariah Responds To Christina's Diss ]

    On tonight's Access Hollywood, Mariah Carey responds to accusations made by Christina Aguilera in the June issue of GQ magazine.

    Aguilera was quoted in GQ saying, "She was never cool to me... to the point that one time, we were at a party and I think she got really drunk, and she had just really derogatory things to say to me... but it was at that time that she had that breakdown, so she might have been very medicated."

    In response to Aguilera's quote, the multiple Grammy winner, Carey, told Access Hollywood, "I had hoped that Christina was in a better place now than the last time I saw her when she showed up uninvited at one of my parties and displayed questionable behavior. It is sad yet predictable that she would use my name at this time to reinvent past incidents for her promotional gain. It is in my heart to forgive and I will keep her in my prayers."

    Aguilera added in a statement to Access Hollywood, "At this point in my life I do not want any bad energy with anyone. My intentions were not to upset Mariah with any statements that were published or taken out of context. I have all the respect in the world for her."
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    Source: Access Hollywood | Jonny

    Mariah Scores 2 BET Awards Nominations // 7:16 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah received two nominations for the upcoming 2006 BET Awards. This year's ceremony will shift from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles to the neighboring Shrine Auditorium when the live telecast airs June 27 at 8:00pm ET.

    The stage is set for an explosive night with featured performances from Mariah, Mary J. Blige, T.I. and Kanye West. Comedian/actor Damon Wayans will host his first-ever BET Awards.

    Here are the categories in which Mariah is nominated:

    Best Female R&B:
    Beyoncé
    Mary J. Blige
    Mariah Carey
    Keyshia Cole
    India.Arie

    BET.com Viewers' Choice:
    Chris Brown, "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
    Busta Rhymes, "Touch It"
    Mariah Carey, "Don't Forget About Us"
    Keyshia Cole, "Love"
    Ne-Yo, "So Sick"
    T.I., "What You Know"

    Be sure to VOTE FOR MARIAH on the Viewers' Choice award!
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    Source: Billboard Magazine | Leo

    Mariah can't Carey Pepsi, Moto ad // 2:04 PM EST Updated by Casey

    In its longstanding bid to become the most youthful of all cell phone providers, Motorola this week formally kicks off its big joint venture with the ever-youthful Pepsi Cola -- a "Cool Tones" promotion that will give interested cell phone users access to some 150 original music and voice ring tones from a variety of Grammy-winning artists and producers, ranging from Mariah Carey to the All-American Rejects.

    To tout "Cool Tones," a new 60-second commercial called "Restaurant" from Pepsi agency of record BBDO/New York starring Carey begins hitting the air this week. Fans of Carey no doubt will find the big-budget, super-glitzy spot a delight. It opens simply enough in a nice restaurant where a couple is seen dining. The gentleman's cell phone suddenly starts to ring with the sound of Carey in full throttle.

    The scene shifts to a sound studio where we see a big music video production number in full swing. Carey does a lot of bumping and grinding and mugging for the camera, shamelessly of course, as she croons "Time of Your Life," the title of her ring tone for the joint Pepsi-Motorola promotion.

    While Carey croons, a bunch of chorus people clad in white jackets and black pants execute a tightly choreographed, but rather uninteresting, dance routine around her. At one point, Carey (or more precisely her stunt double) is seen on a motorcycle zooming over a giant neon Pepsi sign. Alas, Motorola doesn't get the same kind of visibility in the spot.

    Carey's music video moment eventually reaches a very fevered pitch, at which point we quickly cut back to the restaurant setting where this heated fantasy began, only to discover the singer's overwrought performance has created shock waves strong enough to leave the eatery a shambles.

    Wow! Not.

    Its glittery production values notwithstanding, the fantastical "Restaurant" isn't very shocking. And certainly not gripping.

    Lew's view: C
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    Source: Chicago Sun-Times

    Carey, Keys, Union Make Maxim's 'Hot 100' // 5:34 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Following a stunning 2005 comeback, Mariah Carey now enjoys the distinction of outranking Alicia Keys, Gabrielle Union and Beyonce Knowles on Maxim Magazine’s newly-released Hot 100 list for 2006.

    Carey placed 22nd on the tally, while Keys was the 40th hottest, Union ranked 43rd and Beyonce came in at No. 45. Others notables on the Hot 100 include Ciara (77), Halle Berry (79), Rev. Run’s daughter Venessa Simmons (82), Amerie (84) and Chilli of TLC (90).

    "Desperate Housewives" vixen Eva Longoria and actress Jessica Alba placed first and second respectively, followed by Lindsay Lohan (No. 3), Angelina Jolie (No. 4), Stacy Keibler (No. 5), Scarlett Johansson (No. 6), Cameron Diaz (No. 7), Kate Bosworth (No. 8), Keira Knightley (No. 9) and Christina Milian (No. 10).
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    Source: EURweb


    Monday, May 15 , 2006

    Mariah to Appear on "Live with Regis and Kelly" // 10:44 PM EST Updated by Casey

    According to VH1.com's RockOnTV schedule, Mariah will be a guest on "Live with Regis and Kelly" at the end of this month. Below are the details.

    Show: Live with Regis and Kelly
    Episode: 2006/05/30
    Network: (SYN) Syndicated
    Date: Tuesday - May 30, 2006
    Time: 9/8c AM
    Duration: 1:00

    About: Live with Regis and Kelly: 2006/05/30
    Anderson Cooper co-hosts with Kelly. The winner of "American Idol" performs on the "Live" stage and Mariah Carey stops by to talk about her upcoming tour. Also, Larry The Cable Guy discusses Disney-Pixar's exciting new computer-animated feature, "Cars."
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    Source: Mariah Daily | RockOnTV

    Press Release: Pepsi Cool Tones & Motorola Phones Promotion // 4:31 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    New Original Ringtones by Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and The All-American Rejects Now Available Exclusively Through the Pepsi Cool Tones & Motorola Phones Promotion

    Cell phone rings will never be the same, thanks to the Pepsi Cool Tones & Motorola Phones promotion, which begins today. For the first time ever in a large-scale national promotion, music fans can download* new ringtones written and recorded by today's top artists specifically for the ringtone format, a length of 40 seconds or less.

    Pepsi and Motorola are teaming up to offer access to an unprecedented 150 original music and voice ringtones by Grammy Award-winning artists and producers. Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, The All-American Rejects and renowned producers Scott Storch and Luny Tunes are a few of the artists who have produced new ringtones that will only be available through the Pepsi Cool Tones & Motorola Phones promotion.

    The Pepsi Cool Tones and Motorola Phones Promotion
    Pepsi could award more than 260 million ringtones. There will be approximately 800 million Pepsi packages participating in the Pepsi Cool Tones & Motorola Phones promotion. One in three codes found under the caps of the Pepsi products will be good for a ringtone at pepsismash.com. Yahoo!, the exclusive online partner of the Pepsi Cool Tones & Motorola Phones promotion, developed and is powering the program site, http://www.pepsismash.com.

    Here's how the Pepsi Cool Tones & Motorola Phones sweepstakes works:

  • Look for a unique code printed under the cap of specially-marked Pepsi products: Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist and Sierra Mist Free.

  • Enter the code online at http://www.pepsismash.com to learn instantly if you will receive a ringtone.

  • Select a ringtone from a catalog of more than 150 selections located on a custom ringtone store built on the recently launched Yahoo! Tones destination, where consumers can find the latest ringtones, games, wallpapers and more to personalize their mobile phones.

  • Each Pepsi Cool Tones & Motorola Phones code is automatically entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a Motorola RAZR(TM), Motorola SLVR(TM) or Motorola ROKR(TM) phone. More than 12,000 phones will be awarded during the promotion.

  • Mariah Carey Television Commercial
    A television commercial starring Mariah Carey for the Pepsi Cool Tones & Motorola Phones promotion begins airing nationwide today. Set in a trendy restaurant, Carey dramatically appears singing her new ringtone, "Time of Your Life," when a man's phone rings. Carey's performance literally brings down the house. The commercial was directed by Paul Hunter, who has won several awards for directing music videos and commercials, and produced by BBDO, New York, Pepsi's longtime agency. Radio and internet advertising will also run the length of the promotion from May 15 through August 6.
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    Source: PR Newswire

    Exclusive Mariah Ringtones Now Available! // 4:54 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    The Pepsi Cool Tones & Motorola Phones promo featuring Mariah Carey's original, exclusive ringtones is now up and running!

    Here's how you can get Mariah's ringtones:
    1. Look for a code on specially-marked Pepsi packages
    2. Enter your code to see if you get an original, exclusive Mariah ringtone

    Mariah's ringtones are available in three types: Music Tones, Voice Ringers and Polyphonic Tones. Below are some of the titles. Click to preview!
    1. Bye Bye
    2. All To Myself
    3. Don't Answer (He's bleak)
    4. Liarrrr
    5. 20 Hours by Mrs. Ida Rathanotansa
    6. Ain't Pickin' Up No Mo'
    7. Bleekosity (Business Call)
    8. Gossip (What's Really Good)
    9. Pick Up The Nice Phone (It's The One)
    10. Scandalous
    11. So Late (Why?)
    12. So Many Parties
    13. The Waited Too Long Blues
    14. Whisper
    15. Boyfriend
    16. Once In A Lifetime
    17. Stalker's Anthem (Definitely Not Picking Up)
    18. Time Of Your Life
    19. Hi Note
    20. Talk
    21. I'm A Pick This Up
    22. Speak (with Jack)
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    Source: PepsiSmash.com


    Sunday, May 14 , 2006

    Oprah's Legends Ball Special Rescheduled // 11:31 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Due to President George Bush's speech, Oprah's Legends Ball special will not be aired as scheduled at 8:00pm Monday, May 15th. A commercial on ABC confirmed and announced the new airing date as May 22nd.

    Meanwhile, below are pictures from Oprah's Legends events.

    Photo #1 is a group picture taken at Oprah's Montecito, CA mansion during the Legends Weekend in May 2005. Mariah is seated next to Janet Jackson on far right. Photo #2 is a screen capture from ABC News showing Mariah with Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, Oprah Winfrey and Tyra Banks at the Legends Ball screening at the JP Morgan Library and Museum in New York, May 11, 2006. Click on each thumbnail to view a larger, full-scale image.

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    Source: KCS | Jonny | Greg

    Download: Mariah on CNN // 7:31 PM EST Updated by Lynn

  • CNN's Showbiz Tonight correspondent Brooke Anderson caught up with Mariah Carey at Oprah's Legends Ball Screening at the JP Morgan Library and Museum in New York, May 11, 2006 for a quick interview about Oprah being dubbed as the "moral voice of the millenium." Mariah says, "She is one of those people who has changed the world."
    [ Download video clip here ]

  • Also, "Chasing Angelina: Paparazzi & Celebrity Obsession" premiered on CNN last night, showing an interview clip of Mariah talking about celebrity photographer Kevin Mazur. "I would definitely call Kevin, and I have called Kevin many times. And anytime I see him, I want him to take my pictures 'cause I know he'll do the best to capture a good moment," Mariah says of Kevin.

    [ Download video clip here ]
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Mariah Miscellaneous // 7:22 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    News Tidbits
    --The "Say Somethin'" video dropped from 18 to below the top 20 on VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown this week. It's very important to go to the new voting site and rank Mariah #1!

    --Over at Yahoo! Launch, the "Say Somethin'" video sits at #44 on Top 100 Videos. Let’s make sure to watch the video to help it rocket to the top.

    --After almost topping the MSN Music video chart two weeks ago, "Say Somethin'" has gradually fallen down to its current position of #23. Help escalate it to the top, watch the video!

    --The video has yet to crack the Top 100 over at AOL Music. Keep watching!

    --Weekend Countdowns Update: "Say Somethin'" rises 7 places to #31 on Ryan Seacrest's American Top 40. Vote for the song here! On Rick Dees, the song climbs 3 spots to #25. Request here!

    --To the right is a picture of Mariah taken by Director Brett Ratner, who also happens to be a highly regarded and published photographer. Brett showed off several of his prints at a private event in Chelsea, New York for 500 of his closest friends. Ratner's portraits include Jackman, Al Pacino, Edward Norton, Mariah Carey (maybe the best picture ever taken of her).

    --Filipino fans: Be sure to vote for Mariah on MYX Music Awards! As previously reported, Mariah is vying for the Best International Video for "We Belong Together." She is currently in 3rd place with only 134 votes. Vote by sending a text to 2366 (Globe) and 2622 (Smart) with the message "MMA 81".

    Meanwhile, in another Philippine news, a seminar entitled, "Mariah Carey: Youth Icon" will be held on May 24th at the University of the Philippines, presented by the Mariah Carey Fanclub (PMCF) and KATIPON. This seminar will talk about how Mariah has become an icon for the youth and gay people in the Philippines and the rest of the world. For inquiries, call 927-4121 and look for Marino or text Ken at 09278733546.

    Mariah Polls
    --Photo Poll: Mariah's Boots. Mariah Carey bares her midriff but covers her calves in a pair of far-out Louis Vuitton platform boots while visiting TRL. Would you wear it? Take the poll at People.com.

    --Vote for Mariah as the "Best Female Artist" at Blablist.

    Mariah Mentions
    --On MTV's "Date My Mom" earlier today, there was a brief mention of Mariah. The guy-contestant picked the daughter whom the mom claimed looked like Mariah Carey. At the end, the daughter asked the guy why he chose her, he said, "'cause your mom said you looked like Mariah Carey and I couldn't pass that up."

    --Canadian singer/songwriter Nelly Furtado tells Billboard, "All that rap and R&B I listened to as a kid made an impression on me; I used to write R&B songs in my bedroom that sounded like Mariah Carey songs. Now I'm tapping into that again, and I'm like, 'Wow, I didn't know I could go back there.' It feels so good." Nelly's third album, "Loose" is due out June 20.

    --From Boston Herald: Mariah Carey posed in this abbreviated number for Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball. Either the dear girl has a serious moth problem, or she prefers dresses with a choice of neckholes.

    --From Oregon Live: Perpetrator: Mariah Carey CD: "Glitter," the 2001 soundtrack to Carey's down-in-flames movie of the same, shudder-inducing name. Why she owes us: Mariah's back on top now, but we're still haunted by memories of tracks such as "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica").

    --From UK's Times Online: Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant once, famously, told the American songwriter Diane Warren: "We don't do passion." By which he meant? "That I’m not Mariah Carey." And you imagine Carey lathering that same line with demented coloratura and know immediately what Tennant means.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Jeremy | SJinc | Ken | PMCF | Aladerri | Jasmine | Fox News | mariah illusions


    Saturday, May 13 , 2006

    CNN Documentary Examines Celebrity Obsession // 2:35 PM EST Updated by Maggie

    As stargazers wait for the birth of Angelina Jolie’s & Brad Pitt's baby, CNN will take viewers on a wild ride during a paparazzi pursuit for money-making shots of Jolie. On Chasing Angelina—Paparazzi and Celebrity Obsession, CNN talks to all sides of the celebrity media craze so viewers can decide how far is too far to go for news about stars’ lives. The documentary premiers tonight at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. and airs again May 14 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

    According to Larry Hackett, managing editor of People magazine, the tip that Jolie was pregnant came directly from the star’s representatives. People avoids being deliberately “mean” to celebrities, Hackett explained. Managing editor Peter Castro says the magazine does hold back some stories out of a commitment to responsibility and fairness. This means the magazine can be rewarded with big scoops when stars do decide to go public.

    And many stars admit to cooperating with entertainment press. In the CNN documentary, Mariah Carey and Ashlee Simpson acknowledge they enjoy posing for celebrity photographer Kevin Mauzer because he doesn’t “stakeout” celebrities. He photographs stars from the red carpet—with the blessings from the stars themselves.

    Conversely, Frank Griffin, who heads paparazzi agency Bauer-Griffin, does not ask publicists or the stars for permission to take what may be highly valuable shots: “It’s almost an auction … you sell them to the highest bidder.”

    In addition to celebrity magazines and entertainment TV programs, celebrity gossip blogs are kicking into high gear. Defamer.com’s Mark Lisanti and Jossip.com’s David Hauslaib tell CNN they generally don’t care about offending stars or publicists to deliver their constant updates—it’s what their gossip-crazy fans expect.
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    Source: Starpulse News Blog

    Oprah's Legends Reunite // 9:46 AM EST Updated by Maggie

    The power of Oprah was on display once again on Thursday night, as she partied with Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and many more in New York.

    One year ago, Oprah welcomed the people she admired to her Legends Ball. But on Thursday, Access Hollywood’s Tim Vincent was there for a Legends reunion important enough to lure Janet and her new body.

    And talk about fabulous at 40!

    Janet, who showed up arm in arm with boyfriend Jermaine Dupri, looked stunning in a black vintage Aliah suit, revealing her newly slimmed down tiny waist.

    “I just went in my closet and threw it on,” Janet smiled.

    Miss Jackson turns the big 4-0 on Tuesday and she has much to celebrate. Her new “20 Years Old” album is due out in September, and then she will begin her world tour.

    So what does Janet have planned for her b-day?

    “Party, I guess,” she laughed.
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    Source: MSNBC

    Filmmaker Lee Daniels Speaks Highly of Mariah // 5:30 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Lee Daniels, the producer behind the forthcoming independent family drama, "Tennessee" (co-starring Mariah Carey), was recently interviewed by author Keith Boykin. Daniels expressed excitement about working with Mariah, whom he describes as "an underestimated genius." Below are excerpts from the interview.

    Keith Boykin: You decided to become a director to be a better producer?

    Lee Daniels: Yes. My next film is with Mariah Carey. It's called Tennessee. I'm going to be working as a producer and then I'm going to direct a film with Lenny Kravitz. Directing Shadowboxer helped me to become a better producer.

    KB: Who do you love working with in Hollywood?

    LD: I love working with Mos Def because he's always a surprise and you never know what to expect. I adore Monique because she gives me her soul. In Shadowboxer, it's her first serious role, she plays a crackhead. I love working with Macy Gray because she reminds me of what I guess it would be like to work with Billie Holiday. She's pure genius. I'm very excited about working with Mariah Carey because she's an underestimated genius.

    KB: Interesting. She's definitely a musical powerhouse, but I don't know if she's known for her acting, especially after Glitter.

    LD: But people didn't see that [other] movie she did, WiseGirls, with Mira Sorvino. She was to die for. I saw that movie and she was brilliant. Everybody wants to point to the bad. We always look to the bad instead of looking to the good. An actor is as good as his or her director. And I think that people want to point fingers and hate. It's instinctive. It's nature. And that does not make for great film makers.

    KB: You've mentioned Mariah Carey, Mos Def, Macy Gray. Those are all musicians who are transforming to acting. What do you think about that trend?

    LD: I think some of the most brilliant actors come from a place of comedy or music. They're all artists at the end of the day. And I find that when you're working with comedians or musicians they're more hungry for direction and more eager to jump through hoops. Hence often times brilliance comes.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Keith Boykin

    Chris Brown To Open Mariah's Pepsi Smash Live Concert // 12:36 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Young R&B singer Chris Brown, of the #1 single "Run It" fame, has been tapped as the opening act for Mariah Carey's Pepsi Smash Live concert.

    102.7 KIIS FM DJs Ryan Seacrest and Valentine have both announced the news on their respective radio shows today.

    The Pepsi Smash Live Presents Mariah Carey will be held at the Kodak Theater, Los Angeles, California on Saturday, July 29, 2006.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | SJinc


    Friday, May 12 , 2006

    Download: Mariah's Pepsi Commercial // 4:08 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Mariah Carey premieres her new original ringtone, "Time of Your Life," and stars in a national TV commercial for a summer Pepsi promotion beginning Monday, May 15th.

    However, TMZ.com has made the full Pepsi Commercial available for viewing online. Watch the video on TMZ.com or download the video by clicking on the link below.

    [ Download: Mariah's Pepsi Commercial here ]



    [ Bonus Download: Behind The Scenes on the Ad's Shoot ]

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    Source: Mariah Daily | TMZ.com | omeakings

    More Tour Details Revealed // 9:35 AM EST Updated by Liron

    Island Def Jam revealed today more information about Mariah's US tour.

    Starting in August and through October, Mariah will hit 32 dates in the United States.
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    Source: Island Def Jam | Ritcher

    Download: New Clips from Mariah's Pepsi Commercial // 5:35 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    On Extra and Access Hollywood last night, a sneak preview of Mariah's Pepsi Commercial was shown with brand-new clips! Click on the link below to download a video. The Pepsi TV commercial premieres May 15, 2006.

    Download:
    [ Pepsi Commercial Sneak Preview on
    Extra/Access Hollywood ]


    In conjunction with the Pepsi Commercial premiere, twenty (20) original ringtones, written and recorded by Mariah, will also be making their debut on May 15th through the "Pepsi Cool Tones & Motorola Phones" at PepsiSmash.com.
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    HQ Photos: Mariah at Oprah's Legends Ball Screening // 2:59 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Mariah Carey arrives for the celebratory screening of Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball, Thursday, May 11, 2006 at the JP Morgan Library and Museum in New York.


    The Oprah Winfrey's "Legends Ball" special is scheduled to air Monday, May 15th at 8pm ET/PT on ABC.
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    Source: Mariah Daily


    Thursday, May 11 , 2006

    Billboard Updates (Issue Date: May 20, 2006) // 6:08 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Here are Mariah's Billboard chart positions for the magazine's issue date May 20, 2006.

    The Emancipation of Mimi ▲6
    Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #84 (Last Week #80)
    Billboard 200: #83 (Last Week #78)
    Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: #24 (Last Week #29)
    Sales this week: 11,434 (+1 %)
    Total sales: 5,579,449

    Say Somethin' featuring Snoop Dogg
    Billboard Hot 100: #79 (Last Week #87)
    Billboard Pop 100: #47 (Last Week #46)
    Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #29 (Last Week #27)
    Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-hop Singles: #16 (Debut)
    Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play: #2 (Last Week #5, D.Morales Mixes) Note: This specific chart is published early. The #1 position, as reported earlier, will be reflected in our next Billboard Updates.
    Billboard Dance Radio Airplay: #17 (Last Week #18)
    Billboard Top 40 Mainstream: #24 (Last Week #23)
    Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #28 (Last Week #26)
    Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks: #2 (Last Week #2)
    Billboard Hot Digital Songs: #114 (Last Week #145)
    Downloads this week: 5,886 (+22 %)
    Total downloads: 30,345

    Fly Like a Bird
    Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles: #17 (Last Week #17)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks: #35 (Last Week #35)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #35 (Last Week #33)
    Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay: #8 (Last Week #9)

    Don't Forget About Us ●
    Billboard Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay: #20 (Last Week #14)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent: #5 (Last Week #6)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #5 (Last Week #6)

    Shake It Off ▲
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent: #20 (Last Week #21)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #20 (Last Week #20)

    We Belong Together ▲3
    Billboard Hot 100 Singles Recurrent: #29 (Last Week #23)
    Billboard Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay: #8 (Last Week #5)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent: #6 (Last Week #4)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #6 (Last Week #4)
    Billboard Adult Contemporary Recurrents: #10 (Last Week #5)
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Ritcher


    Wednesday, May 10 , 2006

    Say Somethin' Hits #1 on Billboard's Dance Chart! // 10:38 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Congratulations, Mariah!

    Yet another #1 for Mariah! Say Somethin' (David Morales Mixes) Featuring Snoop Dogg rises a notch to take the top spot on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play for issue date May 27, 2006!

    Mariah's complete Billboard chart positions for issue date May 20, 2006 will be posted soon. Stay tuned.
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    Source: Pulse | Sean

    Mariah on CNN's "Chasing Angelina" // 7:58 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    "CNN Presents" spends an action-packed day with paparazzi as they pursue Angelina Jolie in a special show entitled, "Chasing Angelina: Paparazzi & Celebrity Obsession". Rosie O'Donnell, entertainment reporters, magazine editors, power publicists and gossip bloggers discuss how celebrity is created and cultivated.

    The special comes packed with a whole slew of features including a short video clip of Mariah talking about Kevin Mazur, celebrity photographer of WireImage. Here's what Mariah had to say about Mazur: "I would definitely call Kevin, and I have called Kevin many times. And anytime I see him, I want him to take my pictures 'cause I know he'll do the best to capture a good moment."

    Watch a preview of the show by logging on to CNN.com and clicking on the video link to "Are paparazzi going over the top?"

    "Chasing Angelina: Paparazzi & Celebrity Obsession" will air May 13 and 14 at 8pm, 11pm and 2am ET on CNN.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Jim

    Mariah Producer Signs New Artist via Cell Phone // 6:22 AM EST Updated by Casey

    "I had her sing to me on a cell phone from a mall in Canada," says producer/songwriter Ben Margulies, "and I heard something really special in her voice." That voice belongs to Montreal vocal sensation Lisa Lavie, who is now working with Margulies in his Santa Barbara studio, finishing tracks for her forthcoming debut. The first completed song, "If I Only Knew", appears on the soundtrack for the Jeff Bridges movie, STICK IT.

    Margulies is best known for his work with Mariah Carey. He started Carey's record-breaking run of hits by co-writing her first three #1 singles ("Vision of Love", "Love Takes Time", "Someday"), which launched her worldwide success.

    "I've worked with a lot of great singers," says Margulies, "and Lisa's got everything it takes to be a superstar."
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    Source: Lisa Lavie Project


    Tuesday, May 9 , 2006

    Mariah: An Influential In Music // 7:58 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    The May 15th issue of New York Magazine appointed some 200 individuals as the most influential people in New York in 24 categories, which included theater, food, fashion, religion, sports, education, politics and music.

    Mariah Carey, Jay-Z and BMG chairman Clive Davis were other New Yorkers among the noted influentials in the music category.

    Mariah Carey, Vocalist
    Whitney Houston may have introduced melisma (the vocally acrobatic style of lending a word an extra syllable or twenty) to the charts, but it was Mariah—with her jaw-dropping range—who made it into America’s default sound. Every time you turn on American Idol, you are watching her children.

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    Source: New York Magazine | SOHO

    California Station Premieres "Say Somethin'" Remix // 5:59 PM EST Updated by Casey

    Yesterday, Power 106 in Los Angeles premiered a new "Say Somethin'" remix.

    The remix features rap verses from Dem Franchize Boyz and Jermaine Dupri.

    Dupri produced the remix which includes new vocals recorded by Mariah.

    Keep an ear out for your local radio stations to start spinning this cut.

    Note: If you've signed up for Mariah Daily's Say Somethin' Team, check your e-mail for a special note about this remix!
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    Source: Mariah Daily | humptydumptyLA

    "Say Somethin'" Tidbits // 5:53 PM EST Updated by Casey

    --"Say Somethin'" will be released in three formats on June 5 in the UK. Below are the tracklistings for each format.

  • CD
    1. Say Somethin' - Album Version
    2. Say Somethin' - Morales Radio Edit

  • DVD
    1. Say Somethin' - Video
    2. Don't Forget About Us - Video

  • 12"
    1. Say Somethin' - Stereo Anthem Mix
    2. Say Somethin' - Instrumental
    3. Say Somethin' - Stereo Dub
    4. Say Somethin' - A Cappella

    --HMV UK currently has the CD single available for pre-order.

    --Carey Has A Lot To 'Say' To HitPredictor
    Mariah Carey, scoring high marks of 65.8 BDS airplay detections, debuts at #72 with her latest, "Say Somethin'" on Billboard HitPredictor's R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Chris | Billboard Radio Monitor


    Monday, May 8 , 2006

    Profiling Jermaine Dupri // 11:46 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Although he has had less than stellar results working on his own releases as an artist, Jermaine Dupri has played a key role in producing some of the biggest r&b, hip hop, and pop hits of the past decade. He has produced massive hits from Mariah Carey, Bow Wow, Usher, TLC, and many more.

    Mariah Carey
    Jermaine Dupri first worked with Mariah Carey on her hit single "Always Be My Baby" from the 1995 album Daydream. Although Carey's career took a downward turn, Jermaine Dupri continued to lend his skills to her albums including the dismal 2002 album Charmbracelet. The perseverance of both paid off with the massive success of 2005's The Emancipation of Mimi. Jermaine Dupri was one of a small army of contributors to the #1 smash single "We Belong Together."


    Learn more about Jermaine Dupri, one of the top record producers and record label executives in the music industry today.
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    Source: About.com

    SoCal's 99.1 KGGI Offers Pepsi Smash Tickets // 10:40 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Another Southern California radio station, Riverside's 99.1 KGGI FM is giving its listeners a chance to win tickets to Pepsi Smash Live Presents Mariah Carey!


    Listen to 99.1 KGGI for your chance to score tickets to Pepsi Smash with Mariah Carey. All you have to do is be caller 29 when you hear two Mariah Carey songs back to back and you will score your pair of tickets to Pepsi Smash!

    Hear the cue to call at (909) 431-5991 or toll free in the Inland Empire at (866) 991-KGGI (5444).

    If you don't win by being caller 29 you can still score tickets as well as some other great prizes! Check back here to find a list of Pepsi Smash Van Hit locations and come out and play 'Beat The Lyric' and you will score your pair of tickets to see Mariah Carey at the Pepsi Smash concert at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on July 29.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | SJinc

    Bid To Win Passes To See Mariah Carey and Kelly Clarkson // 5:41 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    2 Front Row Seats and Backstage Passes to see Mariah Carey and Kelly Clarkson

    Description: With her unique talent and signature vocal abilities, Mariah Carey commanded the world’s attention when she made her musical debut in the early Nineties. In less than a decade, Mariah Carey emerged as one of the most popular and widely acclaimed talents in music. As a singer and songwriter, Carey has been recognized with the most prestigious accolades in the industry including two Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, Billboard's “Artist of the Decade" Award and the World Music Award for “World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium" to name a few. As the best-selling female performer of all time, Mariah Carey has continuously raised the bar and sets the standard of excellence within the music industry worldwide. You will be dazzled in awe when you see Mariah Carey, up close and personal at her upcoming concert on August 29, 2006 in NYC.

    Kelly Clarkson went from an anonymous talent to a internationally known singer performing for audiences of millions of viewers. This Burleson, TX native's vocal talents were discovered by millions when she blew us away with her stunning and powerful performances on American Idol. Since her triumphant and well deserved victory, Kelly Clarkson quickly earned platinum sales of her records. She has even earned a Grammy! From "A Moment Like This" to "Breakaway" and "Since You've Been Gone" at just 24 years old, Kelly Clarkson has become a household name and she is most certainly an American Idol! Enjoy two tickets and backstage passes to see the amazing Kelly Clarkson's "Addicted Tour" on Jones Beach!

    This Mariah Carey/Kelly Clarkson package is offered through the "Event to Prevent Online Auction" to benefit the Candies Foundation.

    Auction ends May 18, 2006 12:00:00 PM EDT. BID NOW!
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    Source: Charity Buzz Auctions

    For MTV Fans, a Parallel Universe of Programs: At Once Online and on TV // 8:01 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Beginning this summer with the MTV Video Music Awards (scheduled for August 31, 2006) and continuing in the fall with the cable channel's live afternoon program, "Total Request Live," MTV will offer two simultaneous versions of each show, one on television and another, focusing on a behind-the-scenes narrative, on its broadband channel, MTV Overdrive.

    The Overdrive component will feature a sort of video digression that will continue to stream live while the television show is broadcasting commercials. For example, if a viewer wants to watch an entire music video after a snippet is shown on the "Total Request Live" video countdown, or take a backstage tour with Jamie Foxx after he finishes his onstage appearance on the set of TRL, Overdrive will be the place to turn.

    It is not yet clear how often MTV will supplement TRL with a live feed on Overdrive — maybe every day, perhaps only one or three times a week.

    "We're going to let the audience tell us how often they want it," said Ben White, vice president for digital media at MTV. The bigger the celebrity visiting the TRL set, the more likely the network will be to try to milk extra video material out of every part of the celebrity's visit, with backstage interviews about music and fashion and life in the spotlight.

    "If I'm a Mariah Carey fan, when she comes on TRL it's on my calendar for a week," he said. "I can't get enough Mariah Carey."
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    Source: The New York Times

    Mariah Miscellaneous // 12:30 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Newbits
    --As previously reported, Oprah Winfrey's "Legends Ball" special is scheduled to air May 15th at 8pm ET/PT on ABC. Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle and Dionne Warwick are just a few of the famous faces who took part in Oprah Winfrey's "Legends" weekend celebration, held last year, to honor African-American women who have paved the way for others.

    To the right is a scan of an ad for the "Legends Ball" special from the May 15th issue of Us Weekly magazine. Click for a larger, full-scale view.

    --Mariah was unsuccessful in capturing the "Favorite Female Artist-International" honor at the MTV Asia Awards 2006 held Saturday, May 6th at Siam Paragon, Thailand. Kelly Clarkson took home the award.

    Scans
    --Below are scans from the May 15th issues of In Touch and Star magazines.


    Mentions
    --From New York Post: Fashion phenom Marc Jacobs' boyfriend, Jason Preston is spilling his guts to gay magazine HX. I met some interesting people, but that's about it." When HX asks, "What's it like to roll with Marc?" Preston replies, "Because of him, I hang out with the most amazing people - Lindsay, Kate Moss, we had a party at [bleeping] Mariah's house." (Pictured: Mariah & Jason at the mentioned party)

    --From CNN.com: Based on CNN.com's informal worst-song survey, "How to create a bad song?" Involve butterflies: Mariah Carey (who's quite fond of butterflies) earned votes. Sing it loud, sing it strong: Vocal acrobatics earned many listeners' enmity. They singled out Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You," with its glass-breaking high notes; several Whitney Houston songs, notably "I Will Always Love You;" and, in general, Mariah Carey's indulgent melismas.

    --From Telegram: For downloading songs such as Mariah Carey’s “Against All Odds” and Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” an Assumption College student from Brockton and a University of Massachusetts student from Leominster have made the music industry’s latest target list in its Internet anti-piracy campaign.

    Fans' Corner
    --Ania from Poland has created some lovely wallpapers (1024x768) for everyone!


    --Bianca Cash is a female illusionist impersonating Mariah Carey. He performs at Mariah CD release parties and at Clubs all over Los Angeles, San Diego, New York and Las Vegas. You can check out more information and pictures and also a video of him performing as Mariah on his MySpace.

    --Congratulations to Oscar on his new Mariah website, MCODB Check it out!
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Richard Allan | Oscar | Ania | Alfred

    Samuel L. Jackson's Perks Not As Bad As J-Lo, Mariah Carey // 12:24 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Actor Samuel L. Jackson is claiming that his list of perks while on the set are 'small potatoes' compared to divas like Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey, according to a published report.

    The actor explains, "My perk packages are easy"

    "All I need is a multi-region DVD player, a car big enough to put my golf clubs in and to play golf twice a week."

    Apparently Jackson's list of demands assist him during his work, and that he isn't difficult to please.

    And the actor claims there are others that are way worse than he is.

    He says, "Asking for a cook, a trainer, three bodyguards, a personal make-up artist, a house with seven bedrooms and a butler. Now that kind of stuff is extreme."

    Jennifer Lopez, who at one point in her career reportedly insisted that everything in her dressing room must be white, is just one example. Another star rumored to have rediculous demands is Mariah Carey. Not surprisingly, the singer will not accept anything but first class for her dog when they travel by plane.

    And last, but not least, actress Sharon Stone, whose list of perks while working on the set of 'Basic Instinct 2' was reportedly five pages long.

    Meanwhile, Samuel L. Jackson will be starring in the much anticipated film, 'Snakes On A Plane'. The film is set for release later this year (06).
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    Source: The Post Chronicle


    Sunday, May 7 , 2006

    Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman Speaks of Mariah // 6:00 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Singer Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men was recently interviewed by The Press-Enterprise and offered comments about Mariah. Below is an excerpt from the article.

    Working with Mariah Carey -- for the No. 1 hit "One Sweet Day" -- led to more attention for the group in 1995.

    "She's an incredible talent," Stockman said of Carey. "She was in the business a little before we were. I was a fan myself; it was cool. Once you sit down and talk to her on an informal basis, with the shoes off and the sandals and slippers on, her views and perspectives are just as normal as anyone else's."
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    Source: Mariah Daily | PE.com


    Saturday, May 6 , 2006

    Update: Mariah Daily's "Say Somethin'" Team // 6:39 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily would like to thank you all for taking the time to be a part of our "Say Somethin' Team." Much to our delight, we received an overwhelming response in support of this worthy endeavor to help "Say Somethin'" achieve the success we believe it deserves.

    The first task has been sent to over 1,500 team members led by over 100 team leaders! Please keep checking your e-mails for team letters from Mariah Daily and from your team leaders. Feedback is always appreciated! (Note: Some messages from the team might be found in your "Bulk" or "Junk" mail folder, so be sure to check before deleting.)

    Again, thank you all for your support and input. We hope that through our teamwork, we are able to help Mariah achieve another milestone.

    Go Say Somethin' Team!

    For those who haven't signed up: Mariah is calling for you. Let's give "Say Somethin'" the support it deserves! Join now!
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Pepsi Smash Live is a Private Gig // 4:58 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Apparently, the Pepsi Smash Live Presents Mariah Carey (promo ad pictured on right) slated for July 29, 2006 at the Kodak Theater, Los Angeles, California is an exclusive private concert, by invitation only. Invitations to the concert can be won in various competitions on the radio station, 102.7 KIIS FM. Below is the contest announcement from KIIS.

    Win Tickets To See A Private Mariah Carey Concert
    Listen to KIIS-FM all next week and check the KIIS Club VIP page for your chance to win tickets to this "invite-only" show, presented by Pepsi Smash.
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    Source: 102.7 KIIS FM | Heroes of Mariah


    Friday, May 5 , 2006

    News Tidbits // 5:56 AM EST Updated by Casey

    --As previously reported, 20 of the more than 100 original ringtones that will be available as Pepsi Cool Tones on Motorola phones this summer are written and produced by Mariah. According to the Pepsi Smash website, the "Cool Tones & Motorola Phones" promotion period begins 5/15/06 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ends 8/6/06 at 11:59:59 p.m.; ringtone redemption in the Pepsi Ringtone Store hosted by Yahoo! Mobile Marketplace ends 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 8/20/06. Click here for more details.

    --"The Emancipation of Mimi" is included in a feature titled "Albums worth the ten bucks" from The Lantern (Ohio State University's newspaper): Yes, the album is a year old. Yes, it has been released twice. However, no artist had a better year than Mariah. This album was the best selling of 2005 for obvious reasons. With hits such as "We Belong Together," "Shake It Off" and "Don't Forget About Us" this is an album for any collection. It's definitely Mariah at her best, but should only be purchased once.

    --AceShowbiz.com has published the April 2006 edition of its Celebrity Buzz list. Mariah captured the #4 position.

    --"Say Somethin'" has slipped to the #11 position on the Top 100 Videos chart on MSN Music.

    --In addition to "Fantasy," "Can't Let Go," "Anytime You Need A Friend," and "All I Want For Christmas Is You," the "Butterfly," "Forever (Live Version)," and "Emotions" music videos have been added to Mariah's section on iTunes.

    Mariah Mentions
    --From News 10 Now: The Turning Stone plans to host some big upcoming shows this summer. Entertainment Director Sam Madonia said Comedian Larry the Cable Guy and the rock band Heart were recently scheduled. The resort is also working on hosting Mariah Carey, Brad Paisley, and Carly Simon.

    --From MiamiHerald.com: That little something extra is what's getting [Tory] Burch noticed and noticed and . . . you get it. Let's just say once Oprah drools over your stuff, as she did on her talk show last spring, you're not going to be exactly struggling (the designer's website got like 7 million hits the following day). Then Mariah Carey went slinking around in one of Burch's signature rhinestone tunics -- and nothing else -- in the We Belong Together video, and Burch's fate was sealed.

    --From The Daily Orange: The Syracuse University football team - Madonna, Mariah Carey and Kelly Clarkson are all planning massive summer tours. I'm sure in between summer practice our fearless Orange will be sneaking off South Campus to catch a quick version of "We Belong Together."

    --From MSNBC.com: As Eric Nicoli, EMI's chairman, this week made his approach for Warner Music, he could take comfort that the target owns an appropriate soundtrack for the on-off talks between the UK and US music majors – "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey.

    --From TeenPeople.com: Sexy stars, sun-kissed stars like Kristin Cavallari, Keira Knightley, Eva Longoria, Mariah Carey and Amanda Bynes know that a hint of glint exudes health and glamour. Click here for more information on how to get a streak-free self-tan.

    --From MTV News: Remaining ["American Idol"] contestants Yamin, McPhee, Chris Daughtry and Taylor Hicks were flown by private jet to Elvis Presley's Graceland for private vocal sessions with Mariah Carey's ex-husband, music industry heavyweight Tommy Mottola.

    --From DNA: Diva Mariah Carey, too is planning on cashing in on her name with an underwear line called 'Mariah Kiss Kiss'. What next?

    --From iVillage: No matter how absurd the outfits Ms. Mimi dons for award shows and after-parties, there's always something endearing about her. Wardrobe disasters aside, there's no denying the 36-year-old is an icon. Maybe part of the reason we love her is that when it comes to weight issues, she's just like us. Whether she's put on a few pounds or taken them off, even she says she'll never be stick-thin, and we certainly applaud her for that. Trace the diva's figure through the years.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Kelly | DeVante' | PRWeb | Jeff


    Thursday, May 4 , 2006

    Download: Making The "Say Somethin'" Video // 2:16 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Click on the links below to view screen captures and download a video file of "Mariah Carey: Making The Video" for Say Somethin' that aired Wednesday, May 3rd, 11:00pm on UK's VH1.


    Download "Mariah Carey: Making The Video"
    MPG via Rapidshare: [ Part One | Part Two ]
    VOB (HQ) via MegaUpload: [ Part One | Part Two ]

    Many thanks to Roger for making the video file for us!
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Roger

    HQ "Say Somethin'" Single Cover // 8:03 AM EST Updated by Casey

    Click on the thumbnail below to view the "Say Somethin'" single cover in high quality.

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    Source: MariahCarey.com

    Billboard Updates (Issue Date: May 13, 2006) // 5:36 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Here are Mariah's Billboard chart positions for the magazine's issue date May 13, 2006.

    The Emancipation of Mimi ▲6
    Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #80 (Last Week #80)
    Billboard 200: #78 (Last Week #79)
    Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: #29 (Last Week #28)
    Sales this week: 11,346 (-4 %)
    Total sales: 5,568,015

    Say Somethin' featuring Snoop Dogg
    Billboard Hot 100: #87 (Last Week #95)
    Billboard Pop 100: #46 (Last Week #47)
    Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #27 (Last Week #28)
    Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play: #5 (Last Week #10, D.Morales Mixes)
    Billboard Dance Radio Airplay: #17 (Debut)
    Billboard Top 40 Mainstream: #23 (Last Week #28)
    Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #26 (Last Week #25)
    Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks: #2 (Last Week #15)
    Billboard Hot Digital Songs: #145 (Debut)
    Downloads this week: 4,832 (+42%)
    Total downloads: 24,459

    Fly Like a Bird
    Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles: #17 (Last Week #6)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks: #35 (Last Week #32)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #33 (Last Week #32)
    Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay: #9 (Last Week #9, Greatest Gainer, 2nd Most Airplay Adds)

    Don't Forget About Us ●
    Billboard Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay: #14 (Last Week #12)
    Billboard Pop 100: #71 (Last Week #72)
    Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #41 (Last Week #42)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent: #6 (Last Week #3)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #6 (Last Week #3)

    Shake It Off ▲
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent: #21 (Last Week #13)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #20 (Last Week #13)

    We Belong Together ▲3
    Billboard Hot 100 Singles Recurrent: #23 (Last Week #22)
    Billboard Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay: #5 (Last Week #5)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent: #4 (Last Week #4)
    Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #4 (Last Week #4)
    Billboard Adult Contemporary Recurrents: #5 (Last Week #7)
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Ritcher


    Wednesday, May 3 , 2006

    Mariah's Pent-Up Anger // 3:03 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    They say the eyes don't lie - and for some people, the face doesn't either. Feng shui expert and Chinese astrology specialist Pun Yin is one of those people, and earlier this year, to commemorate Chinese New Year, MTV Chi brought her in for some character assessment.

    The Chinese zodiac moves in 12-year cycles, and 2006 is the year of the dog - as were 1958, 1970 and 1982. A birth year and a look at a person's face is all Pun Yin needs, so we had her take a close look at the faces of several famous "dog" year babies.

    Face reading is one of several elements used in Chinese astrology. "For face-reading, every part of the face represents a particular [era of a person's life]," Pun Yin says. "So [the first] 14 years is devoted to the ears, and then from 15 to 30 is the forehead period, 31 to 34 is the eyebrows, 35 to 40 is the eyes and 41 to 50 is the nose." (The viewpoints, divination and analyses expressed in this article are not those of MTV.)

    Mariah Carey - 1970
    "You know, in [entertainment], it's so hard for people to stay true to the message - what is making the world a better place? - than just making money. Mariah Carey has strong eyes, however, her chi being so yin - so emotional, temperamental - it's diminishing her real power and control. So her success is conditional to other people feeling her. She will have continuous success all the way until she's 40, and right now she [is reaping] the result of what had been built for her when she was at the period of her forehead [from 15 to 30]. She had a lot of noble people helping her and setting her on the way to what she has become and what she is becoming as an individual. The forehead period was the strongest period of momentum and building the structure. So she has actually a lot of pent-up anger inside - and what the world sees as being such a soft, sweet, gentle person actually has a lot of anger inside. She actually has strong cheekbones: That is the commanding power. So for her it would be smart, while she is at the strong cycle, to try to [expand] into another field, such as being a producer and bringing in artists."

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    Source: MTV News

    Mariah Leaves Message For Team Mariah // 3:24 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    After "Say Somethin'" hit #1 on Thursday, Mariah called again to say 'thanks' to Team Mariah. Click here to listen to her latest voice message.

    Transcript
    Oh yeah! I can't even know what to say! Yeah, I'm by myself tonight so I don't have the night cheerleaders with me but I just can't, really can't even know what to say with what you guys have been doing! I know you know how incredible you are but I just have to reiterate, once again, that you are really, really, really doing big things! And it's so incredible.

    I just want to thank you so much from the bottom of my heart 'cause it's really, really, really amazing to see and to watch and to know that really you guys are just really doing your thing, above and beyond. And I just, I can't thank you enough. I just want to share a little love tonight and let you know that I never ever, ever take for granted how incredible you are. And just keep it going!

    Thank you so, so much. I love you much and I will be calling back... and I'm watching. I appreciate you and I love you! Buh-bye!


    Not a Team Mariah member yet? Sign up now!
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    Source: Team Mariah E-mail | Transcript: Mariah Daily


    Tuesday, May 2 , 2006

    Mariah Miscellaneous // 9:39 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Albums Sales
    The Top 5 Soundscan Artists through last week. (Soundscan counts all album sales since 1991.)

    1. Garth Brooks - 66.008 million
    2. The Beatles - 51.341
    3. Mariah Carey - 49.112
    4. Celine Dion - 47.974
    5. Metallica - 47.232


    "Say Somethin'" Music Video Online
    Let's support "Say Somethin'" by watching the music video at these locations frequently!
    --MSN Music - slips to #9 after peaking at #2 last week.
    --Yahoo! Launch - jumps from last week’s #86 to a new peak of #44.
    --AOL Music - has yet to break the Top 100.

    Nominations
    --Mariah received a nomination for Outstanding Female Performer in the 2006 NCLR ALMA Awards, a prestigious Hispanic award-giving body that honors outstanding Latino artistic achievement in television, film, and music and the enhancement of the Latino image in the entertainment industry. The live broadcast of the Awards show is scheduled for Monday, June 5, 9:30-11:00pm EST on ABC. Other nominees in the category include Jennifer Lopez and Sharika.

    --Mariah also nabbed a nomination in the first ever MYX Music Awards! MYX, the biggest Filipino music video channel, is mounting up its first ever awards show to honor the past year's biggest and most deserving musical acts in the Philippine music scene. Mariah is nominated for her "We Belong Together" video in the International Music Video category alongside "My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas, "Don't Cha" by The Pussycat Dolls, "Incomplete" by The Backstreet Boys, and "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Greenday.

    Filipino fans can vote for Mariah by text messaging MMA 81 to the number 2366 for all major mobile phone companies. The awards will be handed out on June 26, 2006 in Manila.

    Poll
    --Based on FHM's recently-published "10 Sexiest Women" in the music biz, Portal Mix is conducting a poll to find out who should be the Sexiest. Current standings show Shakira leading with 1445 votes, Mariah in 2nd place with 1632. Vote for Mariah!

    Mentions
    --Stacy Ferguson, aka Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas is reminded of Mariah in "Won't Let You Fall," one of two songs she contributed to the soundtrack of the movie, "Poseidon". She says, "...like a Mariah-Carey-in-the-'90s type of song. It's [fitting for] the character in the movie. She's got this big, huge, red drag-queen dress on, and it's very over-the-top and beautiful. It's powerful, just as powerful as people flipping over in a boat and dying, and that's what the song called for, so that's what it is."

    --The latest issue of Men's Health includes a small Mariah mention in their "From the Editor" section which talks about the importance of getting regular check-ups. Editor-in-Chief David Zinczenko writes: "The average guy goes to the doctor less often than he visits Jiffy Lube. So, do my five trips mean I'm a hypochondriac? Hmmm...I'll entertain that accusation. My latest obsession has been my blood-pressure readings, which seem to be about as stable as Mariah Carey."
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    Source: Mariah Daily | ThugLifeArmy | Marc | MTV News | Sergei | Chris | Hanboo | Mini | Jeremy


    Monday, May 1 , 2006

    Mariah in Magazines // 9:25 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Below are scans from recent issues of Life & Style, Star, In Touch, OK! and VSD (France) magazines. Click each thumbnail to view a full-sized image.


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    Source: Mariah Daily | Alex'