June 2007

Mariah Carey at Disneyland Paris
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 30-Jun-2007, 4:14PM EDT

Mariah & Rashmi
"Although I'm not going to introduce Mariah Carey with any facts and figures because it's not necessary, I am going to introduce the One Mighty Party. It is the biggest gay and lesbian celebration in the US and on June 29th 2007 and made its debut in Europe at the Disneyland resort in Paris. The annual event was started 14 years ago by promoter Johnny Chisholm.

Mariah stayed at the luxurious Hotel de Crillon on the Place de la Concorde in the heart of Paris. There were fans waiting outside the hotel from 7pm onwards even though she didn't leave for the show until around 11.30pm. The fans were glad to catch a glimpse of their adorable Mariah, and so were the ever charming paparazzi. She hopped in her black Mercedes with her manager and friend to reach Disneyland in time for her set where she performed six remixes of her biggest hits whilst adlibbing live. The set at Disneyland, based around Sleeping Beauty's castle, was an amazing sight with many illuminations and a huge 'MC' spotlight and thousands of silver cellophane butterflies fluttering through the sky during her set. Although the rain began to pour it did not stop Mimi from performing her best albeit getting a bit soaked at the same time. She is a woman that firmly believes 'the show must go on' and we love her for it.

After the show I was lucky enough to go backstage and meet with Mariah and some of her peeps. MC looked great as always and we had a nice conversation. Contrary to totally disproportionate rumours, as I say time and time again, she was a lovely woman with a great sense of humour. 'Diva' is a word that can be interpreted in many different ways. To me, Mariah Carey is a diva, but not in the way that is described so often. My definition of a diva: Someone in control of her life and career, that takes care of herself and appearance, and lives life to the max. Every woman is a diva, dahhhling!"

View more of Rashmi's pictures from the event here.

Star Tracks Photo: Mariah in Paris
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 30-Jun-2007, 3:09PM EDT

Mariah is featured as photo #5 in the current People.com's Star Tracks gallery.

Mariah Carey wishes her admirers bonjour as she heads out of the Hotel de Crillon in Paris on Thursday. The pop diva is in France to perform at One Mighty Party, an event benefiting Elton John's AIDS Foundation, at Disneyland Paris on Friday.
Source: People | Jeane

Never Let Up
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 30-Jun-2007, 3:17AM EDT
Mariah Carey is known for glamming it up, but the songbird even goes all out when she's in the recording studio. Spies told The Post's Melissa Jane Kronfeld that Carey entered Baseline Studio in Chelsea to record her next album at midnight the other day "dressed to the nines." She even stopped before entering to powder her nose and apply lip gloss "from a glowing tube." Carey was spotted getting into her black Bentley several hours later "with her driver and security guard."
Source: New York Post

HQ Photos: Mariah Performs at One Mighty Party
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 30-Jun-2007, 2:36AM EDT
Mariah Carey performs during her One Mighty Party concert at Disneyland Paris in Marne La Vallee, east of Paris, France on Friday, June 29, 2007.

[ View all 39 photos in our Picture Gallery! ]

Mariah Lightens Up Disneyland For The First French Mighty Party
(Yahoo! News France)

With a microphone in one hand and an umbrella in the other, Mariah warmed up 5,000 fans at the first French Mighty Party, an exceptional concert given at Disneyland to help the Elton John Foundation's fight against AIDS.

Joking about the unfavorable weather, the singer said some witty remarks, and cheered on by the audience, most of whom participated in the "Pride Walk" that was scheduled earlier in the capital.

"Okay, it rains, but it's okay, I'm dropping the umbrella and what a pity for my hair," said Mariah, in a hooded mini-cardigan dress, before hitting the notes in "Heartbreaker."

"Wow, I have to warm things up!" she said, putting her breasts back to their place, they were obviously too tight in the outfit. "Because I'm a diva, I gotta check what's going wrong," she joked again, watching herself in a diamond mirror a dancer gave her. "Well, it is a total and complete mess," she added. "Next time I'm gonna do 'Singing In The Rain' instead."

The diva also took her diamond necklace off, and her other jewelries thrown into the audience while singing the remixes to "Dreamlover" and "We Belong Together." But she took the time to change her outfit between each song. "I'm a Mickey girl!" she concluded, all wet, saying goodbye to the audience. Meanwhile, fireworks lightened up the sky above the castle of The Sleeping Beauty.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Babygirl | Ashley

Mariah's New Album Comes Out Thanksgiving Week
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 29-Jun-2007, 5:52PM EDT
Rap-Up TV was at Ludacris' Pre-BET Awards Party on Sunday at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood and caught up with Jermaine Dupri who spoke briefly about Mariah's new album and its scheduled release date.

Rap-Up: "I heard Janet is in the studio working on a new album. What can you tell us about that?"
Jermaine Dupri: "I can't tell you nothing really, I don't know, I've been in the studio with Usher and Mariah right now. She's [Janet] in the studio though."

RU: "What about Mariah, how many tracks have you done with her?"
JD: "Five."

RU: "When's the album coming out?"
JD: "Thanksgiving."

RU: "I know now you're in Island Def Jam. What's that like?"
JD: "Beautiful. You know what I'm saying? Two of the biggest artists in the world: Mariah, Janet, on the same label."

You can check out Jermaine's interview at Rap-Up or download a video file here.
Source: Rap-Up | MariahDailyJournal

Video: Mariah Leaving Her Paris Hotel on June 28th
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 29-Jun-2007, 3:35PM EDT
The Lady In White
"The sultry superstar singer exited the Hotel de Crillon in the City of Lights to greet a monstrous swarm of ecstatic fans. Guess Mariah still knows how to work it! (And people seem to have forgotten Glitter.) Rockin' a shapely white dress, Ms. Carey did a few poses for photogs and signed a couple autographs before hopping into her car and driving away. Long live Mimi!"

Watch a streaming video of Mariah leaving her hotel at X17Online or download here.
Source: X17Online | Ashley | Jeremy

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 29-Jun-2007, 3:34PM EDT
• "Lil L.O.V.E." Update
» In the July 7th issue of Billboard magazine, "Lil L.O.V.E." re-enters the Hot Rap Tracks chart at #25.
» Mediabase airplay update as of June 28, 2007: 8.731 million audience impressions, 1878 spins.

• Mariah's reinvented herself - again! [Life & Style, July 9th issue]. Her tour's over, but these days Mariah Carey is still singing a lighter tune! "She looks like she's really taking care of herself," Davis says about the slimmed-down - and super-toned - 5-foot-9 pop star. "It even shows in her face!"

• HBF Members-Only Trivia Chat on June 30. Honey B. Fly members can log into the Mariah Chat Room for a members-only Mariah trivia chat on Saturday, June 30 at 5 pm EDT (2PM PDT, 11PM CEST). 3 Claire's accessories gift bags from Mariah's Glamorized accessory line will be given away!

• From UMG: Johnta Austin's other Best R&B Song Grammy was courtesy of Mariah Carey's record-setting 2005 single, "We Belong Together." In fact, Johnta and Mariah co-wrote all four U.S. chart hits from her phenomenal 12-million selling album The Emancipation of Mimi, including "Don't Forget About Us," "Shake It Off," and "It's Like That," as well as the Europe-only "Get Your Number" (featuring Dupri), and Ultra Platinum Edition bonus track "Makin' It Last All Night (What It Do)" - all six of which were produced by Dupri.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Joao

Exclusive: Video Premiere of "Lil L.O.V.E."
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 28-Jun-2007, 4:39PM EDT

A MariahDaily.com exclusive!

Watch the music video to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's second single, "Lil L.O.V.E." featuring Mariah Carey, Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri before it premieres on TV! This is Mariah's first music video since "Say Somethin'" in April 2006.

You can also download the "Lil L.O.V.E." music video by clicking on the links below!

"Lil L.O.V.E." Music Video
[ MPEG (44.3MB) | MP4 (iPod) (18.0MB) ]
Source: Interscope | Tony | MariahDailyJournal

Video: Mariah Arriving at her Paris Hotel
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 28-Jun-2007, 10:13AM EDT

To the right is a video clip of Mariah arriving at Hotel de Crillon in Paris, France on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, as recorded by Jonathan.

You can also download the video by clicking here.
Source: Jonathan | Jeremy | Moony

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 28-Jun-2007, 9:47AM EDT
• Mariah is currently featured on the main page of People.com's Star Tracks section, and on page 9 of its photo gallery:

» Mariah Takes Cover In Paris. The diva doesn't let a few raindrops stop her grand arrival in the City of Light.

» Mimi En France! With a personal umbrella holder at her side, Mariah Carey takes cover from the elements as she arrives at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris on an overcast Wednesday.

• From New York Daily News: Top Summer Songs of this Decade [Billboard charts for the months of June, July and August in each year as compiled by About.com]

2000: "Try Again," Aaliyah
2001: "Hanging by a Moment," Lifehouse
2002: "Hot in Herre," Nelly
2003: "Crazy in Love," Beyoncé, featuring Jay-Z
2004: "Confessions Part II," Usher
2005: "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey
2006: "Promiscuous," Nelly Furtado, featuring Timbaland

• Below are pictures of the Pinko window display at Défilé store in Metz, Lorraince, France. Thanks to Benoît for taking the photos and sharing them with us!

Mariah Mentions
• From the Associated Press: Pop divas think alike. The Barbados-born Rihanna, who has a No. 1 smash with rock-tinged jam "Umbrella," said songs that hit big during the season can be on the slower side yet remain upbeat. Her example: Mariah Carey's 2005 comeback single "We Belong Together," a bittersweet and bouncy ballad about a woman pining for an ex-boyfriend. "It has to be very melodic and catchy," Rihanna told the AP. "You know, songs that people want to sing along too while they're driving in the car. They just wanna turn it up, they just wanna hear it in the club, they just want to party to it all summer long."

• From Top40-Charts: Akon's smash hits from Konvicted, such as "Smack That," featuring Eminem, and "I Wanna Love You," featuring Snoop Dogg, held the No 1 and No 2 spots simultaneously, a feat achieved in modern chart history by only two other artists: Usher and Mariah Carey.

• From New Jersey: Hit machines: Derek Jeter dated pop singer Mariah Carey early in 1998. Since then, she has had 13 hits and he has had 1865.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Jeane | Marc | Benoît

HQ Photos: Mariah Arrives In Paris
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 27-Jun-2007, 12:23PM EDT
Mariah Carey waves to fans as she arrives at Hotel de Crillon in Paris, France on Wednesday, June 27, 2007. Mariah is in Paris to perform at "One Mighty Party" in Disneyland Paris on Friday, June 29th.

View all 45 high-quality photos in our Picture Gallery!
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah's Hotel in Paris
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 26-Jun-2007, 4:59PM EDT
Mariah is currently scheduled to be staying at the "Hotel de Crillon" in Paris. The address is as follows: 10 place de la Concorde - 75008 Paris, France.

Mariah is expected to arrive in France around 12:30pm tomorrow, June 27th.

"M by Mariah Carey" Out September in US, October in UK
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 26-Jun-2007, 4:42PM EDT
An Elizabeth Arden personnel who is working on the press for Mariah's new fragrance, "M by Mariah Carey," tells us: "The fragrance is on counter in the US in September, and October in the UK."
Source: Rashmi

On The Cover: Night & Day - July 1999
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 26-Jun-2007, 4:38PM EDT
Night & Day (The Mail on Sunday, UK) - July 4, 1999

For years, Mariah Carey's career was in the hands of the record boss she married. Now, following her divorce last year, she's in charge

Mariah Carey is dead. She collapsed, aged 29, suddenly, right in front of me - her eyelids fluttered, a gasp escaped her lips, her knees buckled, and wham, down she went. Even posthumously, she remains drop-dead gorgeous. Her motionless body, clothed (just barely) in a midnight-blue silk robe, is sprawled across a shaggy white carpet that appears to have been made from a sheepdog. Her renowned hair fans out and delicately frames her face. I rise to my feet and applaud.

Okay, so Mariah was only playing dead, but it was a convincing impromptu performance. Although considering it's nearly 1am in Marrakech, and that Carey awoke this morning at eight for a photo shoot that lasted seven hours and still hasnn't eaten dinner, it's surprising that the cause of her collapse isn't sheer exhaustion. But, in fact, Mariah was re-enacting a scene from her movie debut in The Bachelor, released in America this autumn, in which she plays a temperamental opera singer who is unsuccessfully courted by Chris O'Donnell.

On the surface, this career move might seem as inspired as Whitney Houston's first acting endeavour, The Bodyguard, in which she played, basically, herself. Mariah, who in person, and even on very little sleep, comes across as far more intelligent, articulate and funny than her reputation leads one to believe, saw in this role an opportunity not only to parody her uberdiva image, but also attain some on-set experience before she begins production this summer on All That Glitters, her star vehicle about a struggling singer in early Eighties New York City.

"It's over the top," Mariah says of the sassy soprano role she portrays in The Bachelor. "I'm singing La Traviata, which is highly dramatic, and my character dies at the end of the scene. The director said: 'Okay, you need a stunt double for that fall, right"' And I said, 'Nah, I can do that,' not realizing that I was going to have to do 30 more takes. My hips and knees wee killing me. A medic had to bring me ice, and I was like: 'Never again.'" READ MORE »
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Scans: Kerry from MariahCareyCollection

New Gift Pack For Fan Club Members
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 26-Jun-2007, 4:36PM EDT
MariahCarey.com is happy to present the brand new HBF gift pack for premium fan club members. New or renewing members who purchased the premium membership will get the following items in the gift pack:

•  Welcome letter from Mariah
•  Wristband - a terry cloth wristband with the HBF logo
•  A unique Mariah keychain
•  3 Mariah postcards
•  3 buttons

The new gift pack is currently being worked on. Members will be updated on the shipping schedule in the coming months.

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 25-Jun-2007, 5:17PM EDT
• Mariah To Arrive in Paris on Wednesday
Mariah will reportedly arrive in Paris for the "One Mighty Party" on Wednesday, June 27th. As we know, she is slated to perform 6 of her dance remixes at the event on Friday, June 29th in Disneyland Paris. To the right is the official poster to "One Mighty Party." Click to enlarge.

• "Lil L.O.V.E." Update
» Mediabase airplay update as of June 24, 2007: 9.112 million audience impressions, 1834 spins.
» In the June 29th issue of Radio & Records, "Lil L.O.V.E." climbs 3 places from #26 to #23 in its 6th week on Rhythmic National Airplay chart.

• Search For Old Mariah News
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Source: MariahDailyJournal | Murat | Heroes of Mariah | Joao

Jasmine's Juice On Mariah's New Album & Summer Plans
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 24-Jun-2007, 10:45PM EDT
Speaking of superstar celebs, this week I was lucky enough to listen to some of Mariah's new joints for her next album and all I can say is if you thought her last album was the second coming, well, you ain't seen nuthin' yet! MC filled me in on all the fun she's been having in the Islands working on her new tracks with her mate Da Brat. Now she's in Europe all week starting off at Paris' Disneyland for a huge function, then it's to our favourite spot Capri to swim in the blue lagoon before finishing up in Rome. So I must run and pack a case or two to join her but I can't say where 'cos you know those paps! Like Tupac- they get around!
Source: Jasmine Dotiwala - The Voice

On The Cover Addition: Telegraph Magazine - April 2005
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 24-Jun-2007, 12:39PM EDT
Telegraph Magazine (UK) - April 2, 2005 Issue

Mariah Carey's life, like one of her multi-octave vocals, has been a journey of extreme highs and lows - from taunted child to pop prima donna to fallen star. Now she's mounting a spirited fightback from her humbling public breakdown - and she's just as demanding as ever.

She sits bolt upright in the corner of a large hotel room that is lit, on her orders, by dozens of candles arranged around her and the interviewer's chair. When she stands up to say hi - she does not offer to shake hands - the first thing you notice about her is her size; Mariah Carey stands almost 6ft tall in her high-heeled black boots, with broadish hips and a full bosom that, jiggling somewhat under her tight white vest, appears to be unconfined by any sort of support. Wrestling your eyes from the bosom, the next thing you notice is the huge volume of her curly, millionairess-coloured hair, and then the trillions of diamonds on her earlobes, neck wrists and fingers - particularly on the third finger of her right hand which bears a ring decorated with a lifesize diamond butterfly.

'Hi,' she says, with the deep and abraded voice of a Noo Yoik diva. 'Would you like a drink? I've got, like, a drinks banquet here...' She waves the butterfly hand at the table besider her, on which stand three bottles - Diet Pepsi, Diet Lemon Tea Snapple and Evian - each with a perfectly crooked plastic straw. Only the Pepsi has been drunk from. 'So you can join me.' She gives a small-talky, drinks-offering chuckle that sounds a pirate gargling with shale, and asks the PR to get me a glass of water.

'Are you recording with your iPod?' (She pronounces it 'i-paaard'.) 'I got an iPod, but I came to it all late because I'm not very, you know, technical. That little recording mike is cool. I have to get one of those for somebody.

Oh, I say as we sit down. Who are you listening to at the moment?

'ME!' she says, and does the pirate laugh again. She means that she has been in the studio finishing her album, The Emancipation of Mimi, working even more of her notoriously long, perfectionist hours than usual. She always writes and co-produces her songs, but seems to have put an extraordinary amount of work and effort into the new ones; they feature a star-studded cast of collaborators such as Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, and are all in the modern, hip-hop-influenced style, with strong beats and electronic riffs that sound like mobile phone ballads among them, but there are plenty of lyrics about 'feeling hot,' 'DJs spinning the cut' and, indeed, 'a pimp penthouse with a sick hot-tub.' 'Certain people wanted me to put strings on the end of tracks, do different arrangements,' she says, very affably. 'But I was like, no, it's fine. That's what we don't do in 2005.' READ MORE »
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Scans: Kerry from MariahCareyCollection

Video of the Week: "Visions Beyond Platinum" 1991
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 24-Jun-2007, 12:33PM EDT

Mariah Carey: "Visions Beyond Platinum" Interview - 1991
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"Thrills come in stages when you're doing this because it's like first, you dream about 'Okay, I'm just gonna see my name in print on an album. I'm just gonna see written by Mariah Carey. I'm just gonna see my album in a store.' There are different things that become more and more thrilling like, the first time I did a television show and I went home and I watched myself on Arsenio Hall; and you know the first time I saw someone sitting in an audience, like at the Apollo, singing back to me what I was singing, knowing my lyrics and that was a thrill in itself; and seeing my name on the number one slot in Billboard. First, it's like seeing my name at all on the chart, it's like 'Number 53!' [laughs], and then as it goes up, you know, it's just, it's a continuous process. Each thing that happens for me is a new moment of excitement for me.

Everytime I hear one of my songs on the radio, I sit there and say, 'Okay, now I should have sung that line like this, and done that line like that or oh that's rancid' or whatever 'cause I'm never satisfied with my work. I always feel like I could have done, I could have done it just a little bit differently but you know, I feel that, for a first effort, I'm proud of it and I'm just looking forward to completing the writing that I'm doing for my second album right now and make the best album that I can and just look ahead and not look behind."
Source: MariahDailyJournal

International News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 24-Jun-2007, 12:27PM EDT
Who's Gonna Get The Old Shoe?
The 11th Annual "Silver Old Shoe" Awards will be held on June 27 at the Moscow Operetta Theatre. Last year, the big winner (or loser) was the song "Black Boomer" ("Chyornyi Boomer") which won in 2 nominations: the Song of the Year (the song everybody got tired of), and the Plagiarism of the Year. The organizers of "Silver Old Shoe" clearly showed that the melody of the "Black Boomer" was a total rip-off of the famous smash hit by Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey, "I Know What You Want."

To the right is a video of "Black Boomer." You be the judge!

Famous young French singer Amel Bent, who is a big Mariah fan, paid tribute to her idol by singing "Hero" at the "La Fete De La Musique 2007" on June 21st. Click here to watch a streaming video of her heartwarming rendition.
Source: Natalia | Alex

Mariah In This Week's Magazines
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 23-Jun-2007, 2:32PM EDT
Below are scans from the July 2, 2007 issues of In Touch and OK! magazines.

Click on the last scan and test your knowledge of Mariah in this fun crossword puzzle from In Touch. Want to see if you got everything right? Click here!
Source: MariahDailyJournal

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 23-Jun-2007, 2:13PM EDT
• Polow Da Don To Work on Mariah's New Album? (Entertainment Weekly)
Kanye West, Polow Da Don and Rihanna were the only Hip-Hop and R&B artists that made Entertainment Weekly's annual Must List aka "The 100 Stars We're Loving Right Now." Polow Da Don was mentioned for upcoming tracks on Nicole Scherzinger's solo album, Mariah Carey, and Alicia Keys.

Polow Da Don's recent producing credits include "London Bridge" by Fergie, "Buttons" by the Pussycat Dolls, "Glamorous" by Fergie (featuring Ludacris), "Runaway Love" by Ludacris (featuring Mary J. Blige), "Promise" by Ciara.

• Dupri Dishes Stories About Mariah, Usher, Janet in New Book (New York Post)
Published by Atria is Jermaine Dupri's "Young, Rich, and Dangerous: My Life in Music." He began at 16, made a platinum album at 19, became a millionaire operating his own record label at 20. But best about his story is he dishes other stories about Usher and Mariah and Janet Jackson and behind-the-scenes party stuff.

Other News Article:
Dupri Calls Em A Hater, Says Usher's Confessions Are Really His (MTV)
It won't exactly be a tell-all, but "Young, Rich and Dangerous" promises to reveal what life was like in the studio with Usher, Mariah, Lil Jon and Bow Wow (who Dupri describes as a "brat"). The episodes are to be punctuated with candid photographs and behind-the-scenes shots of parties and awards shows.

"Eminem likes to be a hater, but I'm OK with that because I understand that he doesn't pick on anyone if they aren't successful. I was even excited when he put me in his song - kinda."

"Young, Rich, and Dangerous: My Life in Music," a Jermaine Dupri autobiography, is scheduled to hit bookshelves on October 16, 2007.

• South Africa's Idols: What The Judges Want (The Times)
South Africa's Idols judge Mara Louw gave this year's Idols hopefuls some advice on how to sing. "Just sing the tune. Don't try to sound like Beyonce or Mariah Carey doing vocal calisthenics. Remember that you can't recreate a slickly-produced sound in a chilly audition room. Just sing the song as it's written. If you can sing, we'll hear it." Idols SA launches in August on M-Net.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Joao | Neo

News From Australia
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 23-Jun-2007, 2:01PM EDT
• Who Got It Right? (Who Photo Special)
Wonder if Victoria Beckham was growling in the mirror when she pulled on this attention grabbing animal print dress? Mariah Carey looks more 'cuddly cat' in comparison but verdict is up to you - who is more 'Grrr' and who is more 'eurgh'?

Vote for Mariah here! The results get reported into next week's edition.

• Be sure to catch Glitter on Sunday, June 24th at 3:10 p.m. on Channel 10.

Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mimi In A Bottle
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 22-Jun-2007, 7:30PM EDT
Entertainment Weekly contributor Bethonie Butler writes on PopWatch Blog:

"Let the record show that I am a huge Mariah Carey fan. At her 2003 Charmbracelet tour, she walked past my row and I cried for 30 seconds (stopping only after I saw the horrified glances from my friends). And last September, when I got an email notifying me that I had won front row seats to her The Adventures of Mimi tour, I tracked down the fan club publicist to make sure that it wasn't a cruel joke. (It wasn't - I was this close to Mimi as she hit high note after high note). So a part of me rejoiced when I learned that Mariah will be releasing her own fragrance -called M by Mariah Carey.

As someone who owns an "I heart MC" tank top, two Honey B. Fly t-shirts, an HBF camo hat, and a fan club membership card (really), I feel conflicted. And I must say, the packaging is adorable - a floral-shaped purple bottle with a butterfly on top. But for you, PopWatchers, I've dug deep - past my MC love - to pose this question: Do we really need another celebrity fragrance?

Among Mimi's competitors in the perfumery are purported rival J.Lo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyonce, and Hilary Duff. Not to mention, her fragrance is fresh off the heels of Prince's 3121. There's no word yet on what her fragrance will smell like. (What is the scent of staying power?)

You buying, PopWatchers? I'm not one for bottled fame, and I haven't worn perfume since Ralph by Ralph Lauren, but I just might have to have that cute bottle."

Post your comments here.

Mariah's Stage Setting For "One Mighty Party"
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 22-Jun-2007, 4:12PM EDT
As previously reported, Mariah will perform at the European debut of "One Mighty Party" in Disneyland Paris on June 29, 2007. Below are photos of Mariah's stage setting and some additional information about the event.

• Mariah will perform on Bougillumination stage in Central Plaza, in front of The Sleeping Beauty castle. Both stage and castle will be decorated with pink butterflies.

• Mariah is scheduled to arrive four days in advance to rehearse for the concert and to promote the event on several TV and radio shows.

• Mariah's entourage apparently includes no less than 100 members of her team who will assist her while in Paris.

• 900+ members of Johnny Chisholm's American team will begin work on the event set-up on Monday, June 25th.

• Discoveryland and Frontierland will be transformed into dance floors for the whole night. Over 15,000 clubbers are expected to attend.

• Tickets are available at FNAC for €120 each, additional €50 gives you access to Magic Journeys. VIP tickets are also available for €500 each, it includes access to the entire event, FastPass for all attractions, and entry to the VIP zone to see the concerts; as well as champagne and food.
Source: DLRP | Dennis | Joao

Mariah Carey on "M by Mariah Carey"
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 22-Jun-2007, 3:04AM EDT
Your average celebrity may not care what the difference is between Moroccan incense and Manhattan street incense - but then again, your average celeb doesn't have 500 hours of beauty school under her jeweled Roberto Cavalli evening-dress straps like Mariah Carey does.

"I always knew what I wanted to do with my life - my mother was an opera singer, and I'd been singing since I started talking and writing songs since I was 13," said Carey during an interview Monday evening before the launch event for her first fragrance, M by Mariah Carey. And Carey - the best-selling female recording artist of all time, with 17 number one singles - clearly didn't need a career plan B. "I just went to beauty school in 11th grade because you could leave school for half a day - and that was cool! - and also because I always did people's hair. But I was always singing during my beauty school classes, so I think my teacher really hated me. I'm actually a beauty school dropout, because by the time I was in 12th grade I was so focused on doing what ended up being my first record [the eponymous 'Mariah Carey,' released in 1990] that I had to let that go."

But it did have a lasting impression on her. "Honestly, if I'm not working with someone who's a really great makeup artist, or someone who really knows how to do hair, I'll be like, 'No, you can't do it this way because hair grows from the roots, not the ends, and cutting it isn't going to work...' and quoting all this theory I learned in beauty school. They'll say, 'How do you know that?' And I'll be like, 'I have 500 hours of beauty school!'"

The fragrance, created by the singer along with perfumers Carlos Benaim and Loc Dong of International Flavors & Fragrances, opens with top notes of marshmallow and sea breeze accord; has a heart of Living Tahitian Tiare flower and gardenia petals, and a drydown of sheer amber, Moroccan incense and patchouli. "I was never a perfume wearer, because some scents would irritate my skin," said Carey. "But this doesn't, and this is the first fragrance I've ever worn."

Each of the ingredients represents something special for her, said Carey. "The inspirations were multiple - places I've been, moments in my life, childhood things like the marshmallow scent in the top note. It's like a subliminal thing - a lightly toasted marshmallow. We were working hard fine-tuning that to the right toast degree, very much like when you sit in front of the fire - which really takes you back to camp, and I'm eternally 12 anyway. Then we have the more sensual bottom note. I went to Morocco a few years ago, and I have a room in my house designed by Mario Buatta which we just extended to the roof - it's like this Moroccan oasis in the middle of New York City. So I burn incense there that I got on the street - I felt really stupid bringing it in to all the bigwigs at Arden, but I really like it. I'm really pretty specific with the things that I like. The Tiare flower has never been a basis for a scent, not the way we've treated it, but I had it around my neck the first time I went to Hawaii, and I never forgot that moment. Creating this [scent] was like creating a song, and that's what I know best. People would ask me how the tour was going, and I'd be like, fine. But the FRAGRANCE..." she laughed. "I don't think people understood that I was really into this, because of the creative scenario. It wasn't like a corporate thing, where it was just like, 'Yeah, put my name on it.' I really got into it."

Butterflies are a trademark of Carey's, and the bottle - a lavender glass orb with a subtle wave design and a butterfly-adorned cap - reflects that passion. "I had an album called Butterfly [which was released in 1997]," said Carey. "It's random, because I was never into butterflies before, but at a certain time in my life, when I was leaving a lifestyle and someone I was married to [record executive Tommy Mottola] - I can't even believe I was married, it's weird to say that! - I was emerging from that world, which had become quite stifling. So I wrote this song 'Butterfly' prior to leaving that house, and on the way out, I saw that my mantel had a butterfly right in the middle. I thought, 'This is ironic!' And I started to wear them."

The bottle was designed by Carey and Arden's Jean Antretter. "The glass stopper; this is my favorite thing. It's sexy to me, to have that little stopper to put the perfume on," said Carey. Eau de parfum spray will be sold in three sizes: 1 oz. for $39.50; 1.7 oz. for $52.50; and 3.3 oz. for $62.50. A 0.5 oz. parfum, $175, and a 6.8 oz. body lotion, $28, will also be sold, added Noreen Dodge, vice president of global fragrance marketing for Elizabeth Arden.

In a first for Arden, Carey's fragrance will be launched globally nearly simultaneously, said Ron Rolleston, executive vice president of Arden. It will be released in about 2,000 U.S. department and specialty store doors, including Macy's, Belk and Dillard's in September, followed closely by door openings in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the U.K., Scandinavia and Spain - for a total of 15,000 doors worldwide.

And if Carey's musical prowess extends to her fragrance, Arden will have a hit on its hands. While none of the executives would discuss sales projections or advertising and promotional spending, industry sources estimated that the scent could do $75 million at retail globally in its first year, with as much as $45 million of that figure to come from the U.S. market. Advertising and promotional spending is estimated at $20 million.

Carey's passion will prove to be a key success point for the fragrance, E. Scott Beattie, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Arden, believes. "If the celebrity is passionate about doing it, if they like the project, they like working on it, [it will do well]," he said. "[Mariah's] loved working on it. She's spent hours, endless hours, designing the bottle and testing the fragrance."

While none of the executives would comment, Carey is said to be reaping a royalty of 5 to 6 percent, with a guaranteed payday of $10 million over the next three years.

"We have long-range plans with Mariah," added Rolleston. "It's our attitude that this is the first of what we think is an opportunity to do a couple of different interesting things with her. What's great is that Mariah has a very broad audience, from 18 to 45, with a median age of 32. What we will make sure that we do in our media mix is target her audience with vehicles which work for them. That doesn't necessarily mean we will follow the same marketing mix that we would with, say, Hilary Duff or Britney Spears. We focus on each of them individually."

While new media has been somewhat the order of the day for Arden's latest celebrity launches, M will have a more traditional media mix, said Rolleston, with national print advertising in fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazines slated to begin in September books. "That works for her audience," he said. The ad was created by advertising guru David Lipman in St. Barth's, said Rolleston. A TV campaign will run at holiday time and on cable TV, he added.

Carey isn't planning to stop with fragrance either: She is also in early stages of developing a lingerie line, and has a self-branded costume jewelry line with Claire's. She's also got an eye on the hair, color cosmetics and skin care categories. "We've been talking about a few different ideas," said Carey. "Anything that's creative. In the beauty world, skin, makeup - I will sit there and do people's hair and makeup. The minute someone gets a new haircut, I'm focused on it. I'm focused on the scent of the skin and I really take care of it. And I'm really excited because I love lingerie, and I've been looking at doing something with that - but that's a whole different story," she said with a smile.

Sales Forecast: Mariah Fragrance To Perform Well
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 22-Jun-2007, 2:46AM EDT
The celebrity fragrance growth engine began sputtering this year, but a new cast of high-profile faces aims to use their star power to reignite the six-year phenomenon.

The upcoming pack of celebrity scents includes M by Mariah Carey; L by Gwen Stefani; Covet Sarah Jessica Parker, the follow-up to Parker's first fragrance, Lovely; Usher's fragrance masterbrand, and Sean Combs' first women's scent, Unforgivable for Women.

Their red-carpet march into department stores this fall will make the retail landscape arguably more star-laden than it has been in the last several seasons. The question is: Can Carey and her famous pals keep the celebrity fragrance engine chugging?

After all, last year sales of women's prestige celebrity scents fell 17 percent, to $140 million, despite the fact that celebrity launches increased tenfold compared with 2003, according to The NPD Group.

Nevertheless, star-backed scents contributed handsomely to the $2.8 billion category last year. William Chappell, an analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Capital Markets, said that, based on his conversations with beauty firms, including Elizabeth Arden and Revlon, it's clear that celebrity is currently underpinning fragrance sales. He forecasted, "Mariah should give pop to the business."

Referring to Arden's consumer surveys, Chappell said the firm found that 80 percent of all U.S. women and 90 percent of African-American U.S. women view the singer favorably. Carey also scored high in the U.K. and in Spain.

One of the bellwether American stores for celebrity scents is Macy's East in New York, and executives there have given the Carey fragrance a thumbs-up. Micheline Jordaan, vice president and divisional merchandise manager of fragrances, predicted that the launch "will generate a good deal of excitement. Arden is delivering great product - from the juice to the packaging and marketing elements. We are optimistic that this fragrance will perform very well."

There was a time when simply aligning with a celebrity guaranteed a hit, noted Karen Grant, senior industry analyst for NPD. "We do know that having a celebrity who resonates with people raises the awareness of a brand, but today it takes more than a famous name."

In Grant's view, a celebrity fragrance needs to have multiple touch points, such as buzz from an album or fashion line, to succeed. "The fragrance should also be olfactorily different so it can stand on its own," said Grant, adding that younger consumers, who are generally the target audience for these scents, gravitate toward "sexy" notes, such as mossy wood and woody oriental.

E. Scott Beattie, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Elizabeth Arden reaffirmed the point, adding: "The celebrity also has to have some sort of beauty sensibility and fashion sensibility, and she's got to be passionately followed by a demographic that doesn't have to be hugely wide, but it has to be intense, vocal and well organized." Explaining the rationale for Arden's upcoming M by Mariah Carey introduction, he said, "She has a large body of consistently high-quality work. She's been able to develop her fan base globally and that's critical."

Read the full article here.

Video: Mariah Carey's 2000 Nescafe Ad
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 21-Jun-2007, 4:29PM EDT

Back in 2000, pop diva Mariah Carey and big time Japanese comedian Sanma Akashiya did a series of canned coffee ads together. Here they are promoting Nescafe coffee and PlayStation.

Sanma himself has recently been doing Nintendo Wii ads - that, and hosting something like ten Japanese TV programs every week.

Note: If you missed our compilation of Mariah's TV Commercials in a video download special posted on Nov. 28, 2006, click here to get them all now!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Addict3D

Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am Works On Mariah's New Album
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 21-Jun-2007, 3:53PM EDT
Rapper, producer and founding member of Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am talks about his collaborations with Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston on their respective new albums in a streaming video on MTV Overdrive.

Watch the video or download here.
Source: MTV | Richard

Ne-Yo Credits Mariah, Usher For Bringing R&B Back
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 21-Jun-2007, 12:46PM EDT
And he's working with Mariah on her new album

"R&B is definitely making a comeback," he says. "People are (again) realizing the power of R&B music. It has the power to cheer you up when you're feeling bad, or to make you cry. People are realizing the beauty of real music."

Ne-Yo credits Usher's "Confessions" and Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi," the biggest-selling R&B CDs of recent memory, with bringing the genre back after it was shunted aside by hip-hop.

"They proved there's definitely a hunger for R&B out there," Ne-Yo says, though not everything being served was always good. "People were doing it for the wrong reasons. I'd rather do it to provoke a feeling. But some people were doing it just to make money. It was like, 'It worked for this guy, let's do what makes the most money in the least amount of time.'"

While hugely busy as an artist, Ne-Yo is equally in demand as a songwriter. He penned Rihanna's "Unfaithful" and Mario's "Let Me Love You," as well as songs for Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans and B2K. But his biggest hit as a songwriter was "Irreplaceable," which was also Beyonce's biggest hit as a performer.

A slight controversy brewed after she started speaking too loudly of herself as the song's primary songwriter in interviews. Ne-Yo stood up for the song, for which he wrote all the lyrics, pointing out that she contributed melodies and harmonies. Asked whether they'd be able to work together again after that, he says they already have on the rerelease of Beyonce's "B'Day" CD.

Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Usher and Mary J. Blige are among those with whom he's working this year. They're all looking for that special touch from the man who was initially stumped when asked what makes a great song.

"If I had to make a guess, I'd say a relatable subject matter, clever lyrics and catchy, infectious melodies," says Ne-Yo, who likes writing for others as much as assuming the lead-artist role. "At the end of the day, it's all about the music. Whether it's for myself or someone else, it's still my vision."
Source: STL Today

Mariah In In Touch Germany
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 21-Jun-2007, 12:36PM EDT
From the June 21, 2007 issue of the German In Touch magazine:

She's the copycat queen! Every haircut Rihanna (19, "Umbrella") wears nowadays has already been seen on the heads of other stars. Take Mariah Carey (38) for example. The popdiva is Rihanna's biggest idol. "When I was 14, I knew I wanted to be like her," she says. But Rihanna was not only attracted to Mariah's style: "In my first audition, I performed Mariah's song 'Hero' and won."

Source: MariahDailyJournal

Clintons Join Mariah at VH1 Gala
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 20-Jun-2007, 1:47PM EDT
Former President Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, will join Mariah Carey and others as honorees at the VH1 Save The Music Foundation's 10th-anniversary gala in September.

The Clintons have been active in past Save The Music campaigns. In 1998, then-President Clinton donated his saxophone to the foundation; the instrument went to a student musician.

"Throughout the years, Bill and Hillary Clinton have exemplified incredible dedication and support for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and it is an honor to have them join in celebrating our 10th anniversary," Executive Director Paul Cothran said Wednesday in a statement.

The event is set for Sept. 20 at Lincoln Center in New York City. Performers will include Roger Waters, Jon Bon Jovi and John Mayer.

Honorees also include the organization's founder, John Sykes, and NAMM, The International Music Products Association.

Save The Music is dedicated to keeping and enhancing music programs in public schools. According to the foundation, it has provided more than $35 million in new instruments and helped music programs in 1,400 public schools in 80 communities across the country.

Previous Report: VH1 Save The Music Foundation To Honor Mariah

Andy Williams Sings Mariah
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 20-Jun-2007, 1:45PM EDT
Music legend Andy Williams, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year, is back to release a new album I Don't Ever Remember Growing Up - a fantastic collection of the world's greatest songs. The album, his first studio recording in 15 years, is a collection of classic covers including "She's The One" (Robbie Williams), "One Sweet Day" (Mariah Carey/Boyz II Men) and one new track, which shares the name of the album. It is set for release on June 27th.

Click here to listen to a 30-second clip of Andy Williams' rendition to "One Sweet Day."
Source: GMTV | Oron

Mariah Unveils New Scent "M by Mariah Carey"
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 19-Jun-2007, 12:26AM EDT

M by Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey hopes to hit more than high notes in the fall scent parade with M by Mariah Carey, her new women's fragrance.

Carey unveiled her scent to beauty editors at a cocktail party in SoHo Monday night, which she hosted with Elizabeth Arden, her fragrance licensee. And if Carey's musical prowess extends to her fragrance, Arden will have a hit on its hands: She is the best-selling female musical artist of all time, with 17 number-one singles - not to mention a five-octave range - to her credit. Carey also has won five Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards and Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" award for her singing and songwriting talents. She is recording a new album.

The M by Mariah Carey scent, which the singer created with perfumer Carlos Benaim of International Flavors & Fragrances, is a floriental. It has top notes of marshmallow and sea breeze accord, a heart of Living Tahitian Tiare and gardenia and a drydown of sheer amber, patchouli and Moroccan incense.

An eau de parfum spray, M by Mariah Carey will be available in three sizes: 1 oz. for $38, 1.7 oz. for $48 and 3.3 oz. for $58. A 0.5-oz. parfum, $175, and a 6.7-oz. body lotion, $28, also will be sold.

The bottle, created by Arden's Jean Antretter, is a lavender glass orb with a subtle wave design and a silver rope-patterned neck. The cap is topped by Carey's signature butterfly. The outer carton features fluttering butterflies, with a front panel that opens to reveal the fragrance.

About Carlos Benaim
Carlos Benaim, vice president and senior perfumer at International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Perfumers in 2004. Carlos Benaim fragrances that have won Fifi awards (the "Oscars" of the fragrance world): Calvin Klein Euphoria (2006), Prada by Prada (2005), Ralph Lauren Polo Blue (2003). Fragrances created by Carlos Benaim include:

Cacharel Promesse (2005, with Sophie Labbe)
Calvin Klein CK IN2U Her (2007, with Loc Dong)
Calvin Klein Contradiction for men (with Pierre Wargnye)
Calvin Klein Eternity for men (1989)
Calvin Klein Euphoria (2005, with Dominique Ropion & Loc Dong)
Calvin Klein Euphoria Blossom (2006, with Loc Dong)
Calvin Klein Euphoria for men (2006, with Loc Dong & Jean Marc Chaillan)
Carolina Herrera Aqua (2005)
Carolina Herrera Carolina (with Clement Gavarry)
Carolina Herrera Chic Men (with Ann Gottlieb & Jean Marc Chaillan)
Chloe Collection 2005 (with Clement Gavarry)
Christian Dior Pure Poison (2004, with D. Ropion & O. Polge)
Elizabeth Arden Provocative Interlude (2006, with Loc Dong)
Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds (1991)
Giorgio Armani Armani Code for women (2006, with D. Ropion & O. Polge)
Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani White for men
Givenchy Very Irresistible for women (with Sophie Labbe & Dominique Ropion)
Liz Claiborne Mambo men (2001)
Loewe Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (2007, with Emilio Valeras)
Mariah Carey M by Mariah Carey (2007)
Nina Ricci Premier Jour (2001, with Sophie Labbe)
Prada Prada Eau de Parfum (2004, with Clement & Max Gavarry)
Prada Prada Tendre (2006, with Clement Gavarry)
Ralph Lauren Polo (1978)
Ralph Lauren Polo Blue (with Christophe Laudamiel)
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (2005, with Olivier Polge & Domitille Bertier)
Zara Woman
Source: Women's Wear Daily | Jennifer from NPD Group | NowSmellThis

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 18-Jun-2007, 7:38PM EDT
• "Lil L.O.V.E." Update
» Mediabase airplay update as of June 17, 2007: 8.171 million audience impressions, 1608 spins.
» In the June 22nd issue of Radio & Records, "Lil L.O.V.E." climbs a spot to #26 in its 5th week on Rhythmic National Airplay chart.
» "Lil L.O.V.E." has been added to Vancouver, British Columbia's #1 and only hit music station, The Beat 94.5. Request line: (604) 699-2328

• From New York Daily News: "Mariah Carey did the diva thing outside the Waverly Inn here in NYC." (Writers Rush & Molloy refer to the June 14th night when Mariah created a flashbulb frenzy as she was leaving the restaurant. Click for video and pictures.) Meanwhile, view a chart of "Who Sits Where" at the secretive and exclusive Waverly Inn. Mariah prefers the "Banquette Row" as do John Waters, Lou Reed, Jennifer Connelly and Tilda Swinton.

• Mariah takes the #12 position on UK's Smash Hits Music TV's Top 20 Best Legs in Pop 2007 list. Nadine Coyle, Kylie Minogue and Jamelia take the Top 3 spots, respectively.

• Marilyn Monroe leading expert, collector and anti-fraud activist Mark Bellinghaus writes on his blog at OurMarilyn.com: Mark Roesler drove up the price of the white baby grand piano, for which singer/entertainer Ms. Mariah Carey ended up paying $662,500. He was bidding on the piano as well. If you follow the rules of Christie's, you will learn that he wasn't allowed to officially bid on anything, since he is working with/for Mrs. Strasberg. This is a little scandal on its own. (Bellinghaus exposed the fake Marilyn auction at Queen Mary, Long Beach, California)

• Reggae artist Skull's first single, "Boom Di Boom Di" is now available on iTunes. This EP single includes the tracks: Original, Instrumental, Acapella and TV Mix and is priced at $3.96. Click here to purchase. [More on Skull here]

• On the recent Nick Cannon's Wild n Out, Snoop Dogg was the guest and they had to create a song off of a song title that the audience came up with. He sang the line from "Crybaby."

• One fan lucky enough to get her hands on an exclusive Keshwear dress was Mariah Carey, who contacted Kesh after viewing her original wares online. "The biggest hurdle so far was making a dress for Mariah Carey," says Kesh, "She has had dresses made for her by some of the best designers in the world. But she loved it and wore it Christmas Day!"

• From BlueRidgeNow: Vera Wang became widely known in the 1990's for modernizing bridal design, which had traditionally been dominated by billowing poufs and antique lace and ignored by serious designers. Sharon Stone and Mariah Carey have been among the brides in Ms. Wang's gowns, the most elaborate of which can cost $15,000 to $30,000.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Aaron | Billy | Jeane | Rashmi

Another Fashion Faceoff: Posh vs. Mariah
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 18-Jun-2007, 10:48AM EDT
Off The Rack
It's the battle of the Fashionista vs. the Diva! We spotted (and talked about!) Mariah Carey in her peek-a-boo Azzedine Alaia dress at a charity event last week -- only to spot Victoria Beckham doing an interview in Central Park with Matt Lauer in the ivory version of the dress only a few days later! It actually doesn't surprise us that these two ladies have the same taste -- they do both love revealing a certain amount of skin in minidresses, after all.

People wants to know what you think! Who wears their Alaia dress better: Posh or Mariah? Post your comments here.
Source: People | Jeane

Mariah In Lower Manhattan, New York
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 17-Jun-2007, 10:40PM EDT

It's A Cinch
(People.com's Star Tracks)
Mariah Carey, who most recently cozied up to Michael J. Fox at a charity event, puts a fashionable twist on dining in lower Manhattan on Thursday.

Mariah Carey Leaving Restaurant In New York (Pop Dirt/INF Daily)
Mariah Carey was greeted by a crowd of photographers gathered outside the restaurant where she was having dinner in New York City on Thursday, June 14. Watch a video footage from INF Daily or download here.
Source: Jeane | Ashley | Simona

Video of the Week: "Random Moments..."
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 17-Jun-2007, 2:30PM EDT
Thanks to Moony for sending in this week's Video of the Week: "Random Moments..." (Mariah In Her Own Words), an online video that was available through a link from The Emancipation of Mimi Ultra Platinum edition.

Mariah Quote From The Video:
"Being free is something I actually never thought I would really be. And... I'm beyond grateful for that. I remember once when I was like 6 years old, somebody came over my house, when I was growing up with my mom, and whatever, some drama had gone on. They thought, you know, kids are young, they don't hear what's going on and that's not the case at all. Usually you're more sensitive. And this person was like, 'If this kid makes it, it's gonna be a miracle.' And [teary], I'll never forget that. That kind of like echoed in my head through a lot of times that I went through in the beginning of my career and in the personal life that was behind that. And so, 'if this kid makes it, it's gonna be a miracle,' kind of is like my little, I don't know, I guess my sort of a mantra because I believe in miracles."

"Random Moments..." (Mariah In Her Own Words) - 2005
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[ Download here ]
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Moony

On The Cover Addition: Cosmopolitan July 2000
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 16-Jun-2007, 4:40PM EDT
Cosmopolitan Australia - July 2000 Issue

Fed up with all the rumors, Mariah Carey says she's ready to set the record straight about her love life, fluctuating weight and diva reputation. Here, she talks past and present with Judith Newman

Mariah Carey is sitting cross-legged on the bed in Bungalow 5a of The Beverly Hills Hotel - once the love nest of Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand, and the site of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's violent, vodka-fuelled arguments. But right now, Mariah, who in the 1992 hit Emotions sang about "the way you make me lose control," is oblivious to the room's lustful history. "Watch this," she advises, while very gently scratching down her forearm with an unvarnished fingernail. In less than a minute, the invisible line, extending from her wrist to her elbow, has turned into an angry red welt.

"It's call dermographia," she says with satisfaction. "Any little mark on my skin becomes red and raised." It is a condition related to stress, she explains. "It's pretty good today, actually. It was really bad a few years ago." That was around the time that her marriage to Sony Music Entertainment president and CEO, Tommy Mottola, first began to show signs of unravelling.

Emotion written on skin. You could hardly dream up a more appropriate condition for a singer whose ballads, full of passion and pain, have sent tingles down millions of spines. Indeed, despite the huge success of her 1998 album #1's (a collection of her first 13 number-one hits) and the release of her ninth album Rainbow last November, the last few years of Mariah's life would have given hives to far less sensitive souls. READ MORE »
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Scans: Kerry from MariahCareyCollection

News From Germany
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 16-Jun-2007, 3:41PM EDT
Germany's music channel VIVA is looking for the most beautiful star of all time. The stars who get most of the votes will then make it into a big show!

Vote for Mariah here!

Source: MariahDailyJournal

Video: MTV Semana Rock Interview About "Heroe"
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 16-Jun-2007, 3:16PM EDT

Interview About "Heroe" - MTV Semana Rock, 1994
WMV | Size: 29.4 MB
[ Download here ]

"It was really very different, it's a really different experience for me because I don't speak the language and the song itself to me it kind of sounds better in Spanish for some strange reason. I mean, like when I listen to it, not that it sounds better but it was easier to sing 'cause it just flows better."

Thanks to Elise for sharing her video with us. For more of her videos, check out this preview of some of the files she's posting soon on SweetMariah.com.
Source: Elise

Slim, Shady and Obsessed With Mariah
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 15-Jun-2007, 7:05PM EDT
On his next album, Eminem is said to be dusting off his favorite punching bag: Mariah Carey. The New York Daily News reports that a source close to Em has blabbed to OK! that "there is more than one track that goes into really specific, intimate detail about what went on between Em and Mariah." Apparently, nothing notable has happened in Eminem's life because he's still talking about his supposed affair with Mariah, six years after he alleges it took place (Mariah has always denied any sort of romantic connection with the slim and shady one).

If this is true, Em's seeming mighty desperate for material. Can't he find someone else to supposedly have sex with and then rap about? Is Mariah's sauce really that sweet or is he just wack?

Read a timeline of Em and Mariah's epic feud...and you'll see just how lame he is for still talking about this crap.

Fall of 2001 - After her first 'cross-the-board commercial flop, Glitter, Mariah begins work on its follow-up album. She meets with Eminem a few times for a possible collaboration.

May 2002 - Em launches his first attack on Mariah via "Superman," a track on The Eminem Show that contains the lines: "Buy you ice / Bitch if you died wouldn't buy you life / What you trying to be my new wife? What you Mariah? / Fly through twice"

July 2002 - Not having exorcised the relationship through music, Eminem responds affirmatively when asked by Rolling Stone if he and Mariah were "almost boyfriend-girlfriend." "There's truth to that," he explained. "I don't want to say anything disrespectful because I respect her as a singer, but on the whole personal level, I'm not really feeling it. I just don't like her as a person. I gotta be honest; I learned a lesson from it: Don't believe the hype. I have respect for her, but she doesn't really have it all together. I'll just say that and that she's a beautiful woman."

December 2002 - Mariah hits back at Eminem with "Clown," a thinly veiled dis-back on her ill-fated Charmbracelet album. Mariah never mentions Em by name, but otherwise seems to tailor the song to him with lines like, "I should have left it at / 'I like your music, too'" and "You're no superhero," which would seem to be an indirect reference to "Superman." At the song's close, Mariah ominously promises, "I'm gonna keep your little secret, though," leaving the four people who actually bought that album scratching their heads and wondering, "What could it possibly be?" Later that month, Mariah explains the nature of her relationship with Em on Larry King Live: "I hung out with him, I spoke to him on the phone. I think I was probably with him a total of four times. And I don't consider that dating somebody."

May 2003 - Not content to let things rest, Em publicly shames Mariah at the MTV Movie Awards. Accepting his trophy for Breakthrough Male, Em says, "I can't believe I beat Mariah for Glitter." Though Glitter is over a year old at this point and jokes about it are as played out as yelling, "Talk to the hand!" or "Is that your final answer?", people still laugh.

June 2003 - Smarting over Em's comment, Mariah gets all kinds of catty during an interview with MTV News' John Norris. She calls the longstanding beef "abusive at this point," and compares it to both a "catfight" and a "drag show," perhaps alluding to the fact that Em's secret has something to do with...alternative sexuality. "Get a hobby. Golf is great. Maybe golf. Or maybe knitting," is her advice for Em.

July 2005 - After perhaps two years of golfing and/or knitting, Eminem resurrects the beef with Mariah, who at has come back with her smash The Emanicpation of Mimi and arguably is a bigger star than Em at this point. He plays what he claims are voice-mail messages from Mariah during his notorious Anger Management Tour. The recordings feature a female voice warbling, "I heard you were getting back with your ex-wife," she says. "Why won't you see me? Why won't you call me? You're not calling me..." and lead into Em's song "Puke." A friend of Mariah tells the New York Post that the messages were recorded by an impostor and Mariah is considering suing Eminem for defamation of character. Mariah's manager Benny Medina calls it "tasteless and unnecessarily mean-spirited."

November 2006 - Eminem keeps the flame burning when he revisits his supposed relationship with Mariah again during his Shade 45 show on Sirius Satellite Radio: "Yes, me and Mariah did have a relationship for about a good six, seven months. (But) it didn't work. I wasn't really into what she was into; our personalities collided. She's a diva, and I'm a little more regular, I guess."

February 2007 - This latest development prompts Mariah to deem Eminem "obsessed" with her in a Playboy interview. "Something is clearly askew with him and I'm not quite sure what it is," she says. For someone who's often cited as "crazy" herself, Mariah Carey has never seemed more lucid. He makes her look like the sane one. At least he's good for something.

Let VH1 know what you think. Post your comments here.
Source: VH1 | Amber

Mariah Back To The UK In Fall?
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 15-Jun-2007, 6:49PM EDT

Music journalist Rashmi Shastri reports from London, UK:

"I've just got back from the Pinko showroom where everyone showed me the new autumn and winter fashion for Pinko. (See picture on right) They have some really nice clothes! This also means there will be a sale on in the store for last season! This is also Mariah's last month as a Pinko model.

I was told that Mariah will definitely be back in London this autumn for the perfume, album and film promotion!"

Musicians Want Pay for Radio Play
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 15-Jun-2007, 2:00PM EDT
A coalition of musicians has been organized to solicit payment for having their performances played on radio -- and the National Assn. of Broadcasters immediately fired back, threatening to fight any of the organization's attempts to generate legislation. The org, MusicFirst (the latter part stands for "fairness in radio starting today"), is asking that the radio industry be held to the same standards as satellite, cable and Internet radio.

Mark Kadesh, executive director of MusicFirst, said the org is pushing for legislation that would close the "corporate radio loophole" and require compensation to artists.

Founding members include more than 100 recording artists, among them Christina Aguilera, Jimmy Buffett, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Don Henley, Toby Keith, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Martha Reeves and Mary Wilson.

Currently, payments from radio airplay are made only to songwriters and music publishers. The U.S. is the only Western free-market nation that does not require radio stations to pay artists and labels when they broadcast performances on the radio, according to the organization.

Read full article here.
Source: Variety

HQ Photos: Mariah In New York City
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 15-Jun-2007, 12:32PM EDT
Here are high-quality photos of Mariah out & about in New York City on June 15, 2007. Click on the thumbnails below to view full-sized images.

View more photos in our Picture Gallery!
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Fashion Faceoff: Azzedine Alaia Dress
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 15-Jun-2007, 11:58AM EDT
Victoria Beckham donned a beige Azzedine Alaia dress during her interview with Today Show's Matt Lauer on Thursday in NYC's Central Park. The Coming to America star finished off her look with a pair of matching beige Christian Louboutin pumps and over-sized shades.

Mariah Carey's see-through skirt on her black version of the dress revealed a bit more undergarment at the Fresh Air Fund Salute in NYC last week. The powerhouse singer completed her look with a blingin' bracelet and a pair of YSL Tribute pumps in matching black patent.

Who wears it best - Victoria Beckham or Mariah Carey? Post your comments here.
Source: Just Jared | Jeane

OK! Magazine: Eminem & Mariah Face Off
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 15-Jun-2007, 3:23AM EDT
This article appears on Hot Story, pages 26 & 27 of the June 25, 2007 edition of the celebrity magazine OK!.

The feud's back on! Eminem infuriates Mariah Carey with graphic songs about their steamy romance

Eminem has got Mariah Carey feeling emotions - and they're anything but joyful. According to a record-industry insider, Mariah has heard some songs from the rapper's upcoming album and she's outraged by his tell-all lyrics regarding their rumored 6-year-old fling. "The way the record is now, there is more than one track that goes into really specific, intimate detail about what went on between Em and Mariah," the insider tells OK!.

We belong together?
Reports of a romance between Mariah, 38, and Eminem, 34, began in 2001 when she approached him to work on her Charmbracelet album. In 2002, Rolling Stone asked Eminem, who had just split from his on-again, off-again wife, Kim Mathers, if he had dated the songbird. "There's truth to that," he said. "But on the whole personal level, I'm not really feeling it. I just don't like her as a person." Mariah has denied the romance, telling Blender magazine in 2003, "I went to his house and played on the trampoline. That was it."

Can't let go
With plenty of Mariah material under his belt, Eminem embarked on his Anger Management tour in 2005. During one stop, he played old phone messages left by a woman believed to be Mariah. According to the New York Post, the voice pleaded, "I heard you were getting back with your ex-wife. Why won't you see me? Why won't you call me? You're not calling me." On his new CD, due this summer, Eminem goes even further, detailing intimate sexual acts so graphic that, according to the insider, Mariah refers to what's being described as "demonry." The singer has since gone to L.A. Reid, head of her label, Island Def Jam, to see if anything can be done about the situation. "Mariah wishes she could sue Eminem for slander," says the insider. "But it's his freedom of speech."

Shake it off
While it remains to be seen whether the Mariah tracks will make the final cut on Eminem's album, don't expect the twosome's feud to end anytime soon. "Something is clearly askew with him," Mariah said recently. "I'm curious as to why he's so obsessed with me." For his part, Eminem says, "I can never deny her talent, but the fact that she denied we ever had something, that's bad."
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah In This Week's Magazines
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 15-Jun-2007, 3:04AM EDT
Below are scans from the June 25th issues of People, In Touch, and OK! magazines. Click on each of the thumbnails below to get a larger view.

Source: MariahDailyJournal

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 14-Jun-2007, 11:40PM EDT
• From New York Daily News: Among other guests at the Magnum photos tribute to Muhammad Ali party, thrown by Claiborne and Details mag, were Michael J. Fox, Heidi Klum, Damon Dash, Lauren Bush, Adrien Brody and Mariah Carey, who did not remove her sunglasses. 'She just came from having her lip waxed and she had been crying,' laughs a snitch.

• "Lil L.O.V.E." Mediabase airplay update as of June 13, 2007: 7.887 million audience impressions, 1520 spins. Find your radio stations by clicking on the banner on top and request now!

• The 22-2 move by Mariah's "Thank God I Found You" featuring Joe & 98 Degrees in year 2000 makes one of the biggest jumps to the runner-up spot in Billboard's Hot 100 history. Sisqo's 55-2 with "Incomplete" tops the list.

• From Katharine McPhee's biography page on her official site: In elementary school, sixth-grader Katharine sang Mariah Carey's "Hero" even though she was extremely nervous to sing on stage.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Matthew

On The Cover Addition: Music Life 1996
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 14-Jun-2007, 7:36PM EDT
Music Life - 1996, Australia

It was always going to be tough for Mariah Carey to live up to her initial success in the music world. By the time she was 21 she had released a debut album that eventually went on to sell more than ten million copies. She was also the proud owner of a pair of Grammys she picked up in 1991 for Best New Artist and Best Female Vocalist. But as one journalist explained back in 1991, for a while it looked like the only award this budding vocalist was going to pick up was for "New York's Worst Waitress."

Mariah has a pretty clear memory of what it was like waiting tables. "I worked in a sports bar and they had these huge screens where they watched sporting events and pop videos. The boss felt sorry for me because I was such a pathetic waitress that they thought no one else would hire me. The coat-check was right across from the screen and I always said I wanted to go back and watch my own video up on that screen. One day I'll do that - but the food's not too great there, so I've got to go when I'm not really hungry!"

Mariah was the third child of white Irish-American opera singer Patricia who's now a voice coach. Her father was black engineer Alfred Roy Carey who is part Venezuelan and part African-American. She was born on March 27, 1970. This racially mixed marriage often put the family in difficult situations. "Their cars were blown up, their dogs were poisoned..." remembered Mariah in 1994 about some of the hell her parents were subjected to. READ MORE »
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Scans: Kerry from MariahCareyCollection

Rihanna Mentions Mariah in The View Interview
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 14-Jun-2007, 12:45AM EDT

Rihanna cites Mariah Carey as her musical influence in an interview with The View on Monday, June 11, 2007.

How old were you when you started singing?
I always used to sing but when I really realized that I wanted to do this, I had to be around 8 years old. And I was really in love with Mariah Carey.

Heard of Mariah mentioned on TV, in a movie or book? Let us know at mentions@mariahdaily.com!
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Eminem Careys on Feud
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 13-Jun-2007, 11:58AM EDT
Eminem and Mariah Carey seem to have the gripe that keeps on giving.

A source claims Eminem has returned to their famously contentious fling, six years ago, for unflattering material on his forthcoming album.

"There is more than one track that goes into really specific, intimate detail about what went on between Em and Mariah," an insider tells OK! magazine.

The source claims Carey has asked the head of her Island Def Jam label, L.A. Reid, to intervene.

"Mariah wishes she could sue Eminem for slander," says the snitch. "But it's his freedom of speech."

Ill will has continued to simmer between the recording stars, even though they seem to have had the briefest of affairs in 2001.

Eminem mocked Carey by releasing voice messages, said to be from her, of a woman pleading: "Why won't you see me? Why won't you call me?"

Eminem has confirmed the fling, although Carey denies it. She told Playboy earlier this year: "Something is clearly askew with him. I'm curious as to why he's so obsessed with me."

Related Article:
Mariah Steams Over Eminem's Racy New Lyrics (OK! Magazine)
Mariah Carey is furious over lyrics featured on Eminem's upcoming album. Several tracks go into specific details about their rumored six-year-old fling. While Eminem continues to unveil graphic details about their secret rendezvous, Mariah denies that the two have had any real physical connection. "Something is clearly askew with him," she said recently. "I'm curious as to why he's so obsessed with me..."
Source: New York Daily News | Tom | Jim

Photos: Mariah Attends "Muhammad Ali" Exhibition
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 13-Jun-2007, 10:09AM EDT
Below are pictures of Mariah Carey at the "Magnum Photos: Muhammad Ali" exhibit, hosted by Claiborne and Details Magazine, at 401 Projects, New York City on June 12, 2007. Kicking off the "Magnum Festival," the event was to raise money for Parkinson's research.

View more photos in our Picture Gallery!

• Floats Like A Butterfly (Star Tracks, People.com)
Mariah Carey gets chummy with Michael J. Fox at the opening of Magnum Group's Muhammad Ali photo exhibit in Manhattan on Tuesday. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the iconic prints benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

• Celebs Turn Out For Good Cause (The Sun UK)
Celebs gathered in New York last night for the opening night of a moving new Muhammad Ali exhibition. Heidi Klum and Mariah Carey brought some glamour to the bash which combines well-known portraits with more intimate photos from his family's collection.

The exhibition, called Muhammad Ali, My Father, My Friend, was curated by the boxer's daughter Maryam and his close family friend Gene Kilroy. And it is all for a good cause too - with proceeds for the exhibition going towards the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson's. Muhammad Ali suffers from Parkinson's Syndrome though many of the pictures are from his younger years before the degenerative disease took hold.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Jeane

Video: Mariah Arriving To Kanye's Birthday Party
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 13-Jun-2007, 2:22AM EDT

AccessHollywood.com has added a video from Kanye West's 30th birthday party at the Louis Vuitton store in New York City on Thursday, June 7, 2007. This online version includes extra footage and interview with Mariah Carey as she arrives to the party.

Watch this clip on YouTube to your right or download here. Thanks to Moony for the heads up!
Source: MariahDailyJournal

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 12-Jun-2007, 5:56PM EDT
• "Lil L.O.V.E." Mediabase airplay update as of June 11, 2007: 7.634 million audience impressions with 1,459 plays.

Current "Lil L.O.V.E." Countdown/Voting Results:
» #1 on KS107.5's 4 Play at 4 with Dreena in Denver, Colorado
» #3 on Hot 93.3's Hot 8 @ 8 in Austin, Texas
» #5 on Q104.7's Straight 8 @ 8 in Ventura, California
» #13 on Power 96's Top 20 Countdown in Miami, Florida

• IMDb has updated its Tennessee entry on June 1st to show the film's current status as "Post-production."

• In an interview with Record Production [See video at 9:06 mark], Right Track Studios managers, Frank Fillepetti and Bary Bongiovi briefly mentioned Mariah and said she likes to have flowers and pistachios in the studio.

• iTunes is having a sale of its "Biggest Albums of All Time." Mariah's "The Emancipation of Mimi" is listed as one of the albums and is on sale for $7.99.

• From New York Daily News: Mimi's back! The always-glamorous Mariah Carey was in top form at the 2007 Fresh Air Fund Salute to American Heroes, held at Tavern on the Green.

• Josh is selling his rare Mariah items. Go check them out here. If interested, email him at mcjoshie99@aol.com.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | cryinbabe | Ashley | Julio | PRBoi406

News From Turkey
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 12-Jun-2007, 12:45PM EDT
Mariah is #54 on the 100 Sexiest Women list in this month's issue of FHM Turkey. The caption for Mariah reads:

"Etched in our memories with her butterfly obsession, nobody can deny that she is as rich as Croesus. Eventhough years pass by, we continue to follow this hot chick who blows our minds everytime."

Source: MariahDailyJournal | MariahTurkiye.net

Mariah To Perform At 'One Mighty Party' in Disneyland Paris
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 12-Jun-2007, 12:02PM EDT

Johnny Chisholm, founder and producer of the One Mighty Weekend events, today announced that the biggest female artist of all time, Mariah Carey, will perform a special set at One Mighty Party Paris on 29th June.

Carey's exclusive performance will celebrate the European debut of the party Chisholm made famous as an annual event at The Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, which benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation each year.

Carey will perform six dance floor remixes taken from her catalogue of hits which have seen her achieve 17 number-one singles - more than any other female artist - selling over 160 million records world wide, become a five-time GRAMMY award winner and earn 16 World Music Awards, exceeding any other performer.

"Mariah Carey is a worldwide musical superstar and we are thrilled to host her at our party," said Chisholm. "We anticipate this event will sell out quickly, so we encourage everyone to buy tickets as soon as possible to secure your place at Europe's first One Mighty Party."

Over the past 14 years, Chisholm's annual One Mighty Weekend at The Walt Disney World Resort Orlando has grown to become America's largest gay and lesbian celebration. The event also has generated sizeable contributions to its beneficiary organization, the non-profit Elton John AIDS Foundation (www.ejaf.org).

This year One Mighty Party Paris will transform The Disneyland Resort Paris at 9pm with two large dance floors in Discoveryland and Frontierland. Attractions
will be open throughout the entire Disneyland Resort Paris. The Gay Days Paris event will also feature other special performances and four world-class DJs, along with a special fireworks display over the Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant.

The evening will continue with a second event, Magic Journeys, located at the Disney Pavilion in Discoveryland from 2 AM until 6 AM. Two additional world-class DJs will provide entertainment for Magic Journeys.

Tickets go on sale June 12. To purchase tickets and for more information, please go to www.onemightyweekend.com, www.onemightyweekendparis.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk or call +44 (0) 870 151 4444.

Video: Mariah Sings Happy Birthday To Kanye
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 12-Jun-2007, 12:05AM EDT

Earlier tonight, Access Hollywood had a short segment on Kanye West's 30th birthday party. During the segment, Mariah sang a little bit of "Happy Birthday To You" for the camera.

"Happy Birthday To You... He knows. We're going in to sing it to him in his ear now."

Watch this Access Hollywood segment on YouTube to your right or download below!

Mariah at Kanye West's Birthday Party - Access Hollywood, June 11, 2007
MPG | Size: 6.8 MB
[ Download here ]
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Brian

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 11-Jun-2007, 5:14PM EDT
• In the June 15th issue of Radio & Records, "Lil L.O.V.E." climbs two spots to #27 in its 4th week on Rhythmic National Airplay chart.

• Mariah Carey is reportedly confirmed to co-star with Adam Sandler in his upcoming comedy "You Don't Mess With The Zohan" playing herself, according to JoBlo.com. In the film, Sandler will play a Mossad agent who runs off to America to be a hairdresser shaming his parents. Carey, as herself, will run afoul of Zohan's former nemesis, The Phantom, launching Zohan and pals back into action. Dennis Dugan, who just worked with Sandler on I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, will direct the film starting July in New York, Los Angeles and Israel. [Previously reported on April 18th]

• After a year-long journey and more than $100,000 raised in support of music education, the Hilton Harmony Piano is playing its final notes on tour. On Saturday, June 16 this piece of music memorabilia will be put up for auction as part of Julien's Summer Entertainment Sale; all proceeds will benefit the GRAMMY Foundation. Some of the more than 110 artists who have lent their names to support the Hilton Harmony Tour cause include: Mariah Carey, Tony Bennett, Mary J. Blige, James Blunt, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Ellen DeGeneres, the Dixie Chicks, Herbie Hancock, Tom Hanks, Terrance Howard, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Keith Urban, Kanye West, and Stevie Wonder.

• From Hits Daily Double: Clive Davis revealed how mega-attorney Allen Grubman told him L.A. Reid was definitely not interested in the presidency of Arista and that the lawyer once urged Tommy Mottola not just to sign Mariah Carey, "but marry her."
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Fan Story: "Mariah Is So Nice!"
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 11-Jun-2007, 9:46AM EDT
Fan Krista drove all the way from Massachusetts to New York just to see Mariah! She recounts her meeting with her idol outside Tavern On The Green, at the Fresh Air Fund event on June 7, 2007:

"I drove three hours to NYC and stood in the same spot outside of the Tavern On The Green for almost five hours hoping to see her and it was better than I ever imagined! She was beautiful and so nice I got to see her before she went into the Fresh Air Fund gala and she took a picture with me even though her manager was yelling at me and my friend telling us no pictures. She came over to me and took my camera from me and gave it to him to take our picture. And then it got even better when we saw her after the event. They were yelling at everyone not to take any pictures of her but she would sign autographs so I got to meet her again and she signed my magazine and she even signed it to me. Then she started going to her car and we walked over to her and asked her to take another picture with us and she said yes and took four more. She is so nice and makes me love her even more to know how much she really does appreciate us fans."
Source: Krista

Video of the Week: MTV News 1515: Rainbow Tour Special
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 10-Jun-2007, 7:01PM EDT
Thanks to Angus for sending in this week's Video of the Week: an MTV News 1515 Special on Rainbow Tour that was aired March 19, 2000 on MTV.

MTV News 1515's Rainbow Tour Special, March 19, 2000
MPG | Size: 193.4 MB
[ Download here ]
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Angus

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 10-Jun-2007, 6:52PM EDT
• Mariah has come out of hiding and she's looking great! She attended the Fresh Air Fund's Salute to American Heroes in a LBD showing off her curves and famous stems. Love her or hate her, she's back for the time being. Are you happy to see Mariah again? Take the poll at Pop Sugar.

• Attention Honey B. Fly members, be sure to log into the Mariah Chat Room for a members-only trivia chat on Saturday, June 30 at 5 pm EST. Log on and test your Mariah trivia knowledge! 3 Claire's accessories gift bags from Mariah's accessory line Glamorized will be given away. A direct link to the chat room will be posted in MariahCarey.com's News section the day of the chat.

• Korean based Reggae artist Skull is spreading good vibes and making history by building an unprecedented following in the United States with the release of his first single, "Boom Di Boom Di" and accompanying 3-D animated video will be available on iTunes June 12th. Skull's upcoming collaborations include Kardinal Offishall and Buju Banton. There are also rumblings of a rumored feature with Mariah Carey whose brother, Morgan is helming Skull's career in the U.S. [Pictured on right is Skull with Mariah Carey in Los Angeles, CA]

• Lindsay Lohan's former bodyguard, Lee Weaver, 48, tells how the Mean Girls star made a play for chart star Mariah Carey in his interview with UK's News Of The World: "I even saw her try to grope Mariah Carey's bottom and boobs one night as they danced."

• Here are some Mariah wallpapers from Jeramiah & Stefan; and acrylic art work from Marco. Thanks guys!

• From Times Online UK: When brawn meets beauty. Derek Jeter and Mariah Carey - A two-year relationship with the pop diva was the start of a busy celebrity dating career for the New York Yankees superstar. Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta, actresses Jordana Brewster, Scarlett Johansson, Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, plus supermodel Adriana Lima, American TV personality Vanessa Minnillo and, most recently, actress Jessica Biel have been linked with Jeter since.

• From Shanghai Daily: China has generally, and mercifully, spared us from reality TV. Although I do hope the hip young dudes appearing on "My Hero" don't follow the lead of their Western "Idol" counterparts who all appear to be graduates from the Mariah Carey Academy of Singing. That is, they hold a note, hold it, hoooold it. In fact hold it until they turn blue, whether it needs to be held or not.
Source: Ashley | Rashmi Shastri | Gabe | Jeramiah | Stefan | MariahCarey.com | Marco

"Lil L.O.V.E." Update
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 10-Jun-2007, 6:39PM EDT
• "Lil L.O.V.E." Mediabase airplay update as of June 9, 2007: 7.38 million audience impressions, with 1,380 spins. Find your radio stations here or click on the banner on top to request now!

• Download "Lil L.O.V.E." from the following digital outlets:
» iTunes [ clean | explicit ]
» MSN Music
» Walmart
» Real Music

• Here are some current online voting results for "Lil L.O.V.E.:
» #1 on KS107.5's 4 Play at 4 with Dreena in Denver, Colorado
» #5 on Hot 93.3's Hot 8 @ 8 in Austin, Texas
» #7 on Q104.7's Straight 8 @ 8 in Ventura, California
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Gilles

On The Cover Addition: Vibe - April 1996
Posted by Meski on Saturday, 09-Jun-2007, 11:12AM EDT
Vibe - April 1996

She didn't wait around on a fairy godmother or a glass slipper, but Mariah Carey has the castle, the career, and the Prince Charming. Elysa Gardner talks to the elusive pop princess about music, marriage, and the whole multiracial melodrama.

Mariah Carey lives in a big estate on top of a hill. To get there, you have to drive through the narrow, winding back roads of Bedford - a posh, secluded district of New York's suburban Westchester County. Then you're confronted by two giant electronic gates.

It's just before 6:00 on a foggy December evening when the driver escorting me to the house is allowed past the second one. We travel on for another quarter mile or so, past a display of immaculate spruce trees, and pull up to the back entrance. "Look at the castle," the driver says. "Who knows? Maybe some day you and I can have the same."

I'm not holding my breath. But there's something about Carey's meteoric rise to stardom that does make people believe in impossible dreams. "Fairy tale" and "Cinderella story" are cliches that you constantly hear in association with the 26-year-old-singer. And that's fair enough: Like all the great Walt Disney heroines, Carey comes from humble stock and got to where she is through a combination of good luck, good genes, and sheer moxie. As she tells me later, "I think of Cinderella as a poor girl who worked her ass off and became a princess. In that sense, I don't mind the comparison." READ MORE »
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Videos: Mariah at The Fresh Air Fund Gala
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 08-Jun-2007, 8:12PM EDT

Here are videos, recorded by Moony from #Schnookiez, of Mariah Carey at The Fresh Air Fund Gala held last night, June 7th at Tavern On The Green in New York. Thanks Moony!

To the right, view a video clip of Mariah arriving at the event or download the full files below!

Mariah Arriving at Tavern On The Green for The Fresh Air Fund Gala
AVI (RAR-archive)| Size: 231 MB
Download: [ Part One | Part Two | Part Three ]

Mariah Leaving Tavern On The Green
MPG (RAR-archive)| Size: 211 MB
Download: [ Part One | Part Two | Part Three ]

Download Instruction: Make sure you have WinRAR installed on your computer. Download all parts into the same folder. Right-click on one of them and choose "Extract here" for the video to appear.
Source: Moony

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 08-Jun-2007, 5:50PM EDT
• Mariah's as-yet-to-be-named fragrance is supposedly due out in September 2007 and will be sold at Macy's, this according to an Elizabeth Arden insider.

• Nate "Danja" Hills, Timbaland's producing partner, was on Virginia Beach's Z104 this morning and said he is working with Mariah on her new album. Danja produced "Promiscuous," "Say It Right," "Sexy Back," "My Love," "Give It To Me," and a bunch of other songs alongside Timbaland. He's done solo work for Katharine McPhee and Natasha Bedingfield.

• The video shooting for "Lil L.O.V.E." was completed in New York City on June 5th as scheduled. Finishing touches are being made and should be available by end of next week.
Source: Angel | Sebastian | Joao | Bobby | Danny

HQ Photos: Mariah Attends Kanye West's Birthday Bash
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 08-Jun-2007, 2:16PM EDT
Here are high-quality pictures of Mariah Carey at Kanye West's 30th birthday party at Louis Vuitton, New York City on June 7, 2007. Click on each thumbnail below for an enlarged view.

View all 25 photos in our Picture Gallery!

• From People.com's Star Tracks, photo #9:
After keeping a low profile, Mariah Carey steps back into the spotlight Thursday for the Fresh Air Fund Salute to American Heroes, held at New York's Tavern on the Green. The diva kept the fun going, later attending Kanye West's birthday bash.

• From MTV News:
Kanye West celebrated his 30th birthday in style Thursday night with a huge bash at the Louis Vuitton store in New York that brought out a bevy of big-time guests including Jay-Z, Diddy and Mariah Carey - who all holed up by the first floor entrance with the birthday boy - as well as Common, Rihanna, Fall Out Boy, Ashlee Simpson, Travis Barker, Fabolous, Ashanti and Jermaine Dupri (after his early morning car accident). Pharrell Williams, the Clipse, John Legend and West all took the stage to perform throughout the night, while Q-Tip served as DJ.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Jeane

More HQ Photos: Mariah at The Fresh Air Fund Gala
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 08-Jun-2007, 1:16PM EDT

Be sure to check out all 165 photos in our Picture Gallery!
Source: MariahDailyJournal

HQ Photos: Mariah at The Fresh Air Fund Gala
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 08-Jun-2007, 12:05AM EDT
Below are high-quality photos of Mariah Carey at tonight's The Fresh Air Fund's Salute To American Heroes Gala held at Tavern on the Green in New York City, New York.

Source: MariahDailyJournal

"Lil L.O.V.E." Debuts at #24 on Hot Rap Tracks
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 07-Jun-2007, 4:19PM EDT
• In Billboard magazine's June 16, 2007 issue, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's "Lil L.O.V.E." featuring Mariah Carey & Bow Wow debuts at #24 on Hot Rap Tracks.

• The song is listed on Radio & Records Rhythmic Most Added for issue date June 8, 2007 with eight (8) new stations: KBBT, KDGS, KKSS, KUUU, KWIN, KZFM, KZZA, WWKX

• "Lil L.O.V.E." Mediabase airplay update as of June 6, 2007: 7.247 million audience impressions, with 1,284 spins.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Joao | Can

News From The UK
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 07-Jun-2007, 1:00PM EDT
The following quote made it into the June 12th issue of OK! magazine's "Hot Stars" supplement:

"What I want is to have children in a good way, with the right husband, with the right family life." Watch out, boys - Mariah Carey is feeling broody!

and this quote about George Michael comes from Sunday's (June 3rd) News of The World:

"My fascination with George began when I was a teenager. The song that really touched me was Kissing a Fool. I thought it had wonderful lyrics, full of innuendo. Many years later in London I had a very special evening with George and his partner Kenny. We had dinner together, a heart-to-heart chat and a laugh. It was a really fun evening. I'm really happy that George is going to perform at Wembley Stadium. He'll put on a great show!"

George plays Wembley on June 9 and 10.

Meanwhile, "Lil L.O.V.E." has recently been added to the playlist of influential urban station, Choice FM! Request the song by calling 0207 2884646 or by sending an e-request here!

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Scans: Kerry from MariahCareyCollection

Joe, 50 Cent Mention Mariah
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 07-Jun-2007, 1:46AM EDT
• R&B singer Joe ("Thank God I Found You") covers Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" from a man's perspective. In the part where Carrie sings "White trash version of Shania Karaoke," Joe does "Ghetto version of Mariah Carey-oke." Below is the verse where he mentions Mariah.

Right now, she's staying up singing some
Ghetto version of Mariah Carey-oke
Right now, she's telling me that she's drunk
And Imma thinkin' I'm about to get lucky
Right now, I've been here dabbing on
3 dollars worth of that bathroom Polo
And I don't know...

Watch Joe's full cover version, "Before I Cheat" on Yahoo! Music Cover Art!

• In a recent interview with Miss Jones of New York's Hot 97 to promote his upcoming album, Curtis, 50 Cent mentions Mariah briefly when asked about his status at Universal Music. He claims that he is the best selling artist with the company. He admits that Mariah's 2005 album, The Emancipation of Mimi did in fact outsell his CD released that same year, but he attributes this accomplishment to a price cut for her album. Download the clip here.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Amanda | Jeramiah

On The Cover Addition: Allure - September 2001
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 06-Jun-2007, 5:21PM EDT
Allure - September 2001

She's got a new movie, a new record, and a new contract estimated at $100 million. But unfortunately for Mariah Carey it's her personal anguish, not her professional triumphs, that's been making all the news.

Teenyboppers want to be her. Rappers like Eminem, her newest pal, are psyched to hang out with her. President Bush thinks--what does President Bush think? "Hmmm..." vamps Mariah Carey, batting her eyelashes just a bit. "Do you think he would like me too?"

How could he not? Carey is immensely likable. Fun, open, and honest, but not saccharine, she's the girl in high school who had so much of her own stuff going on that she didn't need to play the popularity game. This makes her recent travails--a skittish and strange appearance on MTV's TRL, (unsubstantiated) rumors of suicide, and her subsequent hospitalization for an emotional and physical breakdown--even more heartbreaking. In 20/20 hindsight, the four or five times Carey rescheduled this interview and the two-hour-long delay on the appointed evening could have been signs that the Grammy-winning diva was not on the top of her game.

But the dreaminess is dispelled when I bring up Jennifer Lopez, that other pop-singing, movie-starring diva, who's been called the "Latin Mariah," and who, in an earlier interview for this magazine, told me she was a big believer in at least eight hours of beauty sleep. "Oooh, that just pisses me off," Mariah says. "Right now, I've just signed this big deal that everybody's watching. I don't have time to relax. I don't have at least eight hours--eight hours, I that's like a joke! I wish I could, for my voice. Not for my pores!" She fumes so much that she sits upright in her chair. Then she claps a hand over her mouth. "Oh, no!" she says. "I don't mean to be mean. I just can't help it!" READ MORE »

BEHIND THE MUSIC [more quotes here]

"This is called 'a miserable girl in a white dress who is living the life of a person stuck in a place called Sing Sing with a bunch of psychos.' You can tell from the look on my face. This was the height of my unhappiness." Grammys, 1996

"This was the first Divas Live [1998]. My hairdresser got a little carried away with the fact that the show was called Divas. When I wasn't looking, he was just teasing my hair like a madman. I looked on TV and I was like, 'Who in the Sam Hill is this?' That would be me."

"This is the horrendous angle of me from the 1999 Oscars, where they insisted that I wear a white dress. And I was pre-menstrual. So everybody made a big deal like, 'Oh, she gained weight, she gained weight.' Like, I had put on five or six pounds! I mean, what are you supposed to do? In the olden days this would have been accepted, but today everybody is so freakin' slim!"

"I like to call this the Scandal Dress. Because everybody at the American Music Awards [2000] made such a big freakin' scandal out of it, but compared to what most people do, I don't think it's that bad. Jeez. There's not that much showing!"

"Somebody brought me a bandanna to wear around my head and I was like, 'OK, I don't know about that, but is this a top?' Like, there'll be a long skirt, and I'll say, 'Oh, is this a dress?' Cause if it's not working for you, you've just got to make it work. So this is my new thing: bandanna top." Loverboy Video, 2001
Source: MariahDailyJournal

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 06-Jun-2007, 5:20PM EDT
• "Lil L.O.V.E." Mediabase airplay update as of June 5, 2007: 7.274 million audience impressions, with 1,254 spins. Find your radio stations here or click on the banner on top to request now!

• Mariah makes PopSugar 100 list at #51. Taking the top 3 spots in its first-ever ranking of the world's top celebrities are Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Oprah Winfrey, respectively. Click here for the entire list.

Mariah Mentions
• From CTV.ca: Talking about the Canadian Idol auditions, judge Sass Jordan weighed on riffing, the Mariah-Carey-esque phenomenon of inserting many different notes where one solid note once was, "It's all those notes and they're tumbling like a waterfall."

• From NME UK's review of Mutya Buena's new album, Real Girl: Mutya Buena was destined for a solo career. One that her pierced gob, cleavage, tats and arctic stare suggested might fall somewhere between Amy Winehouse's plastered songbook and CSS's bitch-pop. Shame then that 'Real Girl' reveals she just wanted to be Mariah Carey. Neo-soul opener 'Just A Little Bit' and that Lenny Kravitz sample aside, it's a debut's worth of octave-warbling, R&B dross.

• From eMaxHealth: If you have an oval face, then you have the prospect of wearing just about any hairstyle, be it medium, short or long. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Mariah Carey have oval shaped faces.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Alison

HBF Fan Club Contest: Design A Merchandise Item
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 05-Jun-2007, 8:00PM EDT
Honey B. Fly members, your new mission is to help design a new merchandise item for the Fan Club store. Create and upload your submission which can be a Mariah image, logo, sketch, animation, or anything that you would like to see featured on a merchandise item in the HBF store!

The winning design will be available for all members to purchase in the Fan Club store at MariahCarey.com. Additionally, the winner will win a 100 dollar gift certificate from the Fan Club store and an item from the store autographed by Mariah herself.

Click here to read more details about the contest and to submit your creation!

"Lil L.O.V.E." Impacts Radio Today
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 05-Jun-2007, 9:14AM EDT
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's second single, "Lil L.O.V.E." featuring Mariah Carey and Bow Wow, officially goes for adds at Rhythm/Crossover radio format today.

• "Lil L.O.V.E." advances 33-29 in its third week on Radio & Records' Rhythmic National Airplay chart.

• According to Mediabase, the song has drawn 7.263 million audience impressions, with 1,227 spins as of June 4, 2007.

Find your radio stations here or click on the banner on top to request now!

• Download "Lil L.O.V.E." from the following digital outlets:
» iTunes [ clean | explicit ]
» MSN Music
» Walmart
» Real Music
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah and fan Janel in Autograph Collector
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 05-Jun-2007, 3:28AM EDT
Mariah fan Janel Spiegel is featured in the June/July 2007 edition of Autograph Collector magazine.

I went in with a few items to show her and she took everything from me and looked at all of it, and then signed everything!

Mariah Carey
Janel Spiegel · Laureldale, Penn.

I've met Mariah Carey several times. During my favorite encounter, I hung out with her at NBC Studios in New York, back stage in a green room. She came up and stayed for more than an hour. People kept coming in to tell her she had to go, but she kept on saying she wanted to stay for awhile longer. I went in with a few items to show her and she took everything from me and looked at all of it, and then signed everything! She even called my mom, Elizabeth, "Mom." We got to take tons of pictures, and it was quite an experience. She was very kind and funny, and she truly is a nice person.
Source: Autograph Collector | Janel

Unofficial Ambassador
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 04-Jun-2007, 3:52AM EDT
Here's a very good Mariah Mention well worth a post of its own.

In an interview with Metro New York, author Benjamin Orbach talks about his current book tour for Live From Jordan: Letters Home From My Journey Through the Middle East, a book about living the American-Arab relationship 24 hours a day for a year, against the backdrop of terrorism, the absence of peace, and the war with Iraq. His travels and life on the "Arab Street" offer insight into the beliefs, fears, and dreams of real people in the Middle East.

The overwhelming theme in your book is the lack of fear as you travel from place to place despite the turbulent political environment. Are these societies receptive to having Americans around?

Yes. This is the most important point in my book: People make an absolute distinction between U.S. foreign policy - which they are adamantly against not just for idealistic reasons but because it has an impact on their everyday lives - and the American people. Things like Mariah Carey, Mark Twain, Martin Luther King, Michael Jordan, our Democratic processes, minimum wage, our rags-to-riches stories - these are all things that provide hope and are the picture of American people. When Americans come and bring these things in the form of the Peace Corps or Doctors Without Borders or other groups, it humanizes Americans...Americans are welcome, but I don't know for how much longer.

Watch a video of Orbach talking about his book here. Excerpt below.

"I wrote letters home about my journey and the everyday people I came to know. My letters from Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and other parts of the Middle East offer a window into the beliefs, fears and dreams of real people. Beyond the headlines, emerging from a clamor of the Arab street are people like Fadi, an unemployed Palestinian who loves Mariah Carey but hates George Bush."

Video of the Week: Music Fair Special 1999
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 03-Jun-2007, 12:33PM EDT
Thanks to Nicolas for sending in this week's Video of the Week: a Music Fair Mariah Carey Special on Fuji TV Japan, 1999 featuring Mariah's performances of "Heartbreaker," "Hero," "Thank God I Found You," and "Can't Take That Away;" and an interview.

Music Fair: Mariah Carey Special - Fuji TV Japan, 1999
MPG | Size: 259.6 MB
[ Download here ]
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Nicolas

Tennessee Update
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 03-Jun-2007, 12:20PM EDT
Scott Bomar, the Memphis musician who composed the scores for the Craig Brewer films "Hustle & Flow" and "Black Snake Moan," is currently working on his first non-Brewer score for the Mariah Carey film "Tennessee," produced by Lee Daniels ("Monster's Ball," "The Woodsman").

Bomar said he created an intimate score for the film, playing most of the instruments himself and recording mainly at his home Electrophonic studio.
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal | Jeane

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 03-Jun-2007, 12:16PM EDT
• "Lil L.O.V.E." Mediabase airplay update as of June 2, 2007: 7.397 million audience impressions, with 1175 spins.

• June 1 in Entertainment History: In 1990, Mariah Carey made her national TV debut on the "Arsenio Hall Show" performing "Vision of Love."

• Last Friday at South High School, Mariah's "Hero" played in the background during a funeral service for Cpl. Joseph Anzack who was killed in action in Iraq.

Fans' Corner
• Thanks to Sandra (from The Netherlands), Armin (from Iran), MimiQ8, and Amilcar for sending in their Mariah fan art to share with everyone!

• Dress up Mariah. Elizabeth has created a virtual Mariah doll here. Check it out.

• Alex from Germany has her new fan book, "Daily Notes of Mariah Carey" now available online. View photos here.

Mariah Mentions
• From Herald & Review: Gospel has crossed over to the pop charts, agreed Patricia Williams-Lessane, an instructor of humanities and cultural anthropology at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago. "We have gone from Mahalia (Jackson) to Mariah (Carey), who always has one inspirational song on her album with a choir singing in the background."

• From Courier Press: Mariah Carey's "Hero" softly flowed from a loudspeaker as a couple hundred local men and women took part in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life on Friday at the Central Stadium track in Evansville, Indiana.

• From Asian Week: In the 2000 census, 2.4 percent of the population (over 6.8 million people) checked off more than one box when asked to describe their race. Today's generation can contemplate a multiracial president (Barack Obama) and celebrate multiracial celebrities (Halle Berry, Tiger Woods, Mariah Carey).

• From All Hip Hop: The League, originally signed to Mariah Carey's Crave Records, were poised to make an impact but, with no project released, the group had to continue to make their moves in silence.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Michael | Today's THV | Alex | Elizabeth

On The Cover Addition: Glamour November 1999
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 02-Jun-2007, 6:43PM EDT
Our magazines section, On The Cover has been updated to now include the November 1999 issue of Glamour.

Much, Much More Mariah
A new movie, a new album, a hot new boyfriend and a new sense of personal freedom have uncaged the diva songbird. Glamour talks with Mariah Carey about flying to the peak of mount stardom.

So this is where the magic happens: well past midnight, in a cramped dimly lit recording studio in New York City, upstairs from a live nude revue. For the top-selling female recording artist of the decade with 100 million records sold worldwide, you'd expect ice buckets filled with Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne (her favorite) and assistants bearing silver trays laden with truffles - whatever her Divaness desires. But no, what Mariah Carey wants is simply to finish laying down the house mix of her new single, "Heartbreaker," jump in the limo and go home - hopefully before the sun comes up. "This definitely isn't the most glamourous studio in the world," Carey says, curling up like a cat on a well-worn leather couch. "But I don't like studios where it's all schmoozy. I'd rather just go and do my work."

Still, even as the obligations of pop stardom pile up, the 29-year-old singer - dressed down at the studio in a halter top, hip hugger jeans and denim Miu Miu mules, and with her curly locks tossed up in a bun - seems at ease and in charge. "I don't think anyone knows as much about what's right for me as I do," she says, a hint of defiance in her low, breathy voice. "I've written 99 percent of everything I've ever sung. I know what my audience wants." A typical Aries, she also knows what she wants: total control. She gives the studio a commanding sweep of her arm, "In this world, I call the shots, and I think I know best."

So the question remains: If it looks like a diva, has a multi-octave vocal range like a diva, and sometimes gets a bit peevish like a diva, is it a diva? "Hey, I know I can be diva-ish sometimes," Carey admits, "But I have to be in control. The nature of my life, the nature of what I do, is divadom, it really is. But, you know, the way people are using the word these days, anybody who has one record is suddenly a diva." She lets out a good humored, husky laugh. "I mean, give me a break. You have to earn that title." READ MORE »
Source: MariahDailyJournal

OK! Magazine: "Jessica Wants To Be Like Mariah!"
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 01-Jun-2007, 2:37AM EDT
This article appears on pages 20 & 21 of the June 11th issue of OK! magazine.

Jessica Wants To Be Like Mariah!

Desperate for a comeback, Jessica Simpson is counting on Mariah Carey to make it happen

With her career stalled and relationship with John Mayer rocky, Jessica Simpson has turned to Mariah Carey for inspiration. Lucky for Jessica, gracious Mariah has agreed to be the mentor she needs.

"Jessica has been singing Mariah's praises endlessly," a friend of the former Newlywed tells OK!. "She thinks Mariah is amazing and appreciates that she may be able to learn from her. Jessica's career has lost steam, but she feels that with the right advice, she could be back on track." And Jessica is thrilled that Mariah--whose 2005 CD, The Emancipation of Mimi, earned three Grammys and sold more than 5 million units--is going to guide her as she makes her way back to the top.

In recent years, Jessica's music career has been in a downward spiral. Her 2006 album, A Public Affair, was panned by critics and never connected with the public. Although certified gold, an honor that requires the sale of at least 500,000 units, some industry experts pegged actual sales at less than half that.

In contrast, Mariah had made one of the most successful comebacks in entertainment history, following her very public 2001 meltdown. That July, she made a bizarre appearance on MTV's TRL, on which she performed a striptease and handed out ice cream to the audience. Next, she had a breakdown in a Manhattan hotel, smashing crockery and cutting her feet and hands. She was ultimately admitted to the Silver Hill Hospital for what her publicist described as "an emotional and physical breakdown."

That Mariah could bounce back from what could have been a career ender is inspiring for Jessica. "Mariah has had plenty of ups and downs but has managed to survive them," Jessica's friend tell OK!. "She just keeps hanging in there. Jessica feels if she can just do the same, she'll be okay too."

Jessica, who turns 27 on July 10, is now concentrating on acting and will next begin work on Major Movie Star, a remake of sorts of the 1980 Goldie Hawn comedy Private Benjamin. Mariah, 37, is still earning acclaim for The Emancipation of Mimi and is back in the studio recording her next sure-to-go-platinum CD.

"Jessica and Mariah are discovering they have a lot in common and are speaking frequently by phone," Jessica's friend tells OK!. "Of course, it helps that Mariah's had her fair share of men trouble. Mariah has been through divorce and high-profile romances. She's willing to share what she's learned with Jessica. She's become an amazing friend."

Related Article:
Jessica Simpson on Mariah: "She's Amazing" (Fox News, May 22, 2007)
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Alfred Roy Cancer Fund
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 01-Jun-2007, 2:36AM EDT
"It's that time of the year again, ARCF 2007 commencement. As many of you know, and for those of you that don't, the ARCF, or the Alfred Roy Cancer Fund has been running year after year for the last three years raising money to make an annual mass donation to the American Cancer Society in Alfred Roy, Mariah's late father's, name. Last year I mentioned it was to be the last year of the fund, however I recently lost my uncle to cancer a few weeks ago and decided we needed one more year.

This year, however, will not be like the previous ones, as I have pretty much auctioned off all of my Mariah merchandise and anything worth owning, so there will probably be no auctions, plus they were way too expensive to keep running. Basically this is purely a "donate if you can" year, our last hurrah before the closing of the fund, any amount of money we can raise will be a plus.

Last year we did not send Mariah a fundbook, this year I will be including last year's as well as this year's donors and we will send our messages on to Mariah. We have raised to date over $2,000 for cancer research and hopefully this will be a good year. Visit the site for more information if you're interested in helping at all."
Source: Jae Aguirre, Alfred Roy Cancer Fund

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