Hurricane Ruins Secret 'X-Factor' Plans
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 29-Aug-2011, 5:24PM EDT
Hurricane Irene is screwing with Simon Cowell's new show -- TMZ has learned Mariah Carey had to cancel a "very important" video shoot for "X-Factor" because she couldn't travel and that it's thrown the show into "utter chaos."
Sources connected to the show tell TMZ Mariah is in New York and was supposed to fly to meet Simon at a secret location to begin taping a special segment for the show in the last few days.
Cowell has stated in the past that Mariah has an important role on the show -- but he's not revealing any details.
Sources tell TMZ producers are trying to figure out another way to get the footage they need for the show but so far, nothing is in the can.
The Insider's Most Memorable VMA Moments
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 28-Aug-2011, 12:33AM EDT
Friday's The Insider counted down its Top 10 Most Memorable Moments at MTV Video Music Awards. Coming in at #9 was Mariah and Whitney's appearance on stage together to present the "Best Male Video" award in 1998.
Nick on Mariah Losing the Baby Weight
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 27-Aug-2011, 12:35PM EDT
Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon is as supportive as they come. The new father of twins says his wife will not only get the baby weight off, but she's going to look like she did back in 1990!
OK! spoke with Nick at the America's Got Talent show last night about how difficult it has been for him working and balancing spending time with his babies.
"It's the toughest thing in the world – leaving my family in general, not just my children, but my wife," he said. "Knowing that she is there with them being mommy, I don't want to miss any of those moments!"
Nick and Mariah welcome their twins, Moroccan and Monroe Cannon, into the world on April 30.
For Nick, having the twins has been nothing but a blessing. "There is no "worst" part at all. Everything is amazing about fatherhood," Nick explained to OK!. "The best part is when they communicate with you and they recognize you. It's the best."
Mariah has been not only Tweeting photos of her precious pair, but also of her post-baby body – and she looks great!
"She is getting it off," Nick said of Mariah losing the baby weight. "She is about to be 1990 again!"
Brazilian Fans Celebrate 1st Year of Barretos
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 26-Aug-2011, 2:25AM EDT
Last year, on August 21st, Mariah performed before an adoring and roaring sold out audience at the Festa Do Peão de Boiadeiros in Barretos, São Paulo, Brazil. That magical night of Mariah live on stage has left the Brazilian fans mesmerized, it was a special moment that they will never forget.
Last Sunday, August 21st, Brazilian fans in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro gathered in two separate parties to commemorate the first anniversary of Mariah's Barretos concert.
SÃO PAULO The party, largely organized by Leonardo Matthew, was held in the ballroom of the condominium where Leonardo resides. Rafael writes, "It was great fun! The party had all the excitement and joy of the lambs for this day is so special. There were some games and prizes like a wall clock with a picture of Mariah, Glitter DVD and CD Single 'My All'."
Rafael fondly remembers the Barretos show in a video (see below) he created for the occasion. "My greatest dream is to show Mariah how much we, Brazilian lambs, loved it."
RIO DE JANEIRO Anna Beatriz and her fellow Mariah fans from Rio de Janeiro had their anniversary party at Norte Shopping last Sunday. She tells us, "It was a pity it was raining and cold; but we had a lot of fun!"
The video below shows some highlights from the Rio de Janeiro party; and clips from their 15-hour trip from Rio to Barretos last year just to see Mariah.
When the last drop of champagne has been sipped, and the last of a fond memory has been shared, it was time to call it a night... but one thing was for sure, they unanimously declared, "We love you, Mariah! Come back to Brazil!"
Full coverage of Mariah's Barretos concert last year can all be found in our Tour section.
Source: Rafael | Anna Beatriz | MariahDailyJournal
Mariah Mentions on TV
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 25-Aug-2011, 8:18AM EDT
From the 8/24 Showbiz Tonight, E! News and EXTRA.
Nick on Mariah Joining X Factor: "She's Ready!"
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 24-Aug-2011, 6:49PM EDT
After months of speculation, Mariah Carey will join "X Factor" as a "guest of a judge" for the much-anticipated FOX competition series.
"Extra's" Terri Seymour spoke with Carey's husband, Nick Cannon, who hosts "America's Got Talent." Cannon confirmed, "Now it's official. I still don't know what she's doing, but she's doing something! She's ready... she's excited!"
Sharon Osbourne, a judge on "America's Got Talent," believes Carey is "a perfect pick" for the reality show, saying, "She's the world's greatest singer. This is a singing contest... she knows what people want and that's why she sells millions of albums today."
Osbourne continued, "He [Simon] couldn't have a better person."
A source told People, "Mariah is confirmed to tape something with Simon Cowell at the judges' homes."
Catch Mariah on "X Factor," which debuts September 21 on FOX.
Mariah Mentions on TV
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 24-Aug-2011, 12:42PM EDT
From last night's E! News, Access Hollywood and The Insider.
X Factor: Mariah Will Appear – But Not as a Judge
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 23-Aug-2011, 7:52PM EDT
It's official – Mariah Carey will appear on this fall's buzzy new talent competition, The X Factor, a source close to the show tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Carey won't be a judge, but rather a guest of a judge – in this case Simon Cowell, who hinted recently the diva was interested in joining the show.
"Mariah is definitely confirmed to be a part of X Factor," the source says. "She is confirmed to tape something with Simon Cowell at the judge's homes."
And Carey won't be the only celeb guest, the source adds.
"Each of the judges will tape something with mentors they have selected and Simon has selected Mariah to do that with him. The judge's mentor the talent they pick and she will be working with them," says the source.
The 17-song compilation includes hit songs featuring powerhouse musicians Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse; among others.
Tony Bennett will appear live on HSN for a special one-hour multi-platform concert at 7:00 pm ET on Saturday, September 10 to celebrate his 85th birthday and to launch his latest CD, Duets II. HSN customers will have the opportunity to order a special exclusive 2-disc bundle that will include Duets II and a bonus disk which will be available on-air at HSN, through hsn.com and via HSN Mobile for $14.95.
Track Listing 1. The Lady Is A Tramp (with Lady Gaga) 2. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (with John Mayer) 3. Body And Soul (with Amy Winehouse) 4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (with Michael Bublé) 5. Blue Velvet (with k.d. lang) 6. How Do You Keep The Music Playing (with Aretha Franklin) 7. The Girl I Love (with Sheryl Crow) 8. On The Sunny Side of the Street (Willie Nelson) 9. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (with Queen Latifah) 10. Speak Low (with Norah Jones) 11. This Is All I Ask (with Josh Groban) 12. Watch What Happens (with Natalie Cole) 13. Stranger In Paradise (with Andrea Bocelli) 14. The Way You Look Tonight (with Faith Hill) 15. Yesterday I Heard The Rain (with Alejandro Sanz) 16. It Had To Be You (with Carrie Underwood) 17. When Do The Bells Ring For Me (with Mariah Carey)
New Photo: Mariah Jogs With Dogs
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 20-Aug-2011, 4:19PM EDT
Mariah twitpics this cute photo of her donned in jogging suit with matching sneakers (with no heels!) as she takes her adorable pups JJ, Cha Cha, Jackie Lambchops, Jill E. Beans and Squeak for an early morning workout.
Lollipop Bling & Splash: A Worldwide Success
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 20-Aug-2011, 1:45PM EDT
Mariah's Lollipop Bling fragrance collection is one of the top 5 most popular celebrity perfumes in the UK, according to a list compiled by The Fragrance Shop. Latina Magazine dubbed Mariah's Inseparable from her Lollipop Splash the Remix fragrance trio collection the perfect scent to bring along for that special weekend getaway! Get yours now here!
Video: Nick Talks About Mariah & Twins on E! News
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 19-Aug-2011, 10:00AM EDT
From last night's E! News. Nick Cannon talks about Mariah and their twins Morrocan & Monroe: "My daughter is a diva. My son is cool, calm and collected. It's very much like their parents. We're happy right now. We're not really thinking about anything else except for these two wonderful bundles of joy that we have."
Katy Perry Scores 5th #1, Joins Hot 100's Elite
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 18-Aug-2011, 7:17PM EDT
Katy Perry's historic fifth No. 1 on the Hot 100 from her "Teenage Dream" album makes her one of only seven artists in the history of the Hot 100 to put together a string of five or more consecutive chart-toppers, placing her in esteemed company that includes Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey.
"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" is the fifth No. 1 in a row from Perry's "Teenage Dream" album. The run began with "California Gurls" and continued with the title track, "Firework" and "E.T."
It's not as rare as collecting five No. 1s from one album, but it's still an infrequent accomplishment for any artist to have five or more consecutive singles reach the top of the Hot 100. Elvis Presley did it with "A Big Hunk o' Love," "Stuck on You," "It's Now or Never," "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and "Surrender," between 1959-1961. The first group to rack up five No. 1s in a row on the Hot 100 was the Supremes. In 1964-65, the Motown trio scored with "Where Did Our Love Go," "Baby Love," "Come See About Me," "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "Back in My Arms Again."
The Beatles had six consecutive No. 1s between 1964-1966 with "I Feel Fine," "Eight Days a Week," "Ticket to Ride," "Help!," "Yesterday" and "We Can Work It Out" although, like Presley, all of those singles had flip sides that either charted on the main Hot 100 or the Bubbling Under tally.
In 1977, the Bee Gees also started a run of six consecutive No. 1s that ran through 1979, starting with three titles from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack: "How Deep Is Your Love," "Stayin' Alive" and "Night Fever." This trio was followed directly by another hat trick of No. 1s: "Too Much Heaven," "Tragedy" and "Love You Inside Out," all from the "Spirits Having Flown" LP.
Whitney Houston's second Arista single, "Saving All My Love for You," started a run of seven consecutive No. 1s for her that ran from 1985-1988 and included "How Will I Know," "Greatest Love of All," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," "Didn't We Almost Have It All," "So Emotional" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go." This accomplishment requires an asterisk, as Arista released a single, "Thinking About You" between "Saving All My Love for You" and "How Will I Know," but it was only promoted to R&B radio, not pop radio. It peaked at No. 10 on Billboard's R&B singles chart and never appeared on the Hot 100.
As previously reported, Michael Jackson is the only other artist to have five No. 1s on the Hot 100 from one album. In 1987-88, Jackson had five consecutive chart-toppers from "Bad": "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," "Bad," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Man in the Mirror" and "Dirty Diana."
Mariah Carey made her Hot 100 debut in June 1990 with "Vision of Love," which was the first of five No. 1s in a row, including "Love Takes Time," "Someday," "I Don't Wanna Cry" and "Emotions." She had another run of five No. 1s from 1995 to 1998 with "Fantasy," "One Sweet Day," "Always Be My Baby," "Honey" and "My All." Carey's first run of five No. 1s in a row carries an additional unique distinction: they were her first five titles to chart on the Hot 100.
Video: Mariah on Biography UK
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 16-Aug-2011, 12:16PM EDT
UK's Biography Channel (Sky Channel 156) aired the Mariah Carey: True Story last Sunday, August 14, 2011. It's the same BIO special that originally aired in the US on Nov. 24, 2010. You can download the UK show below if interested.
Mariah on BIOGRAPHY UK, August 14, 2011 Download: Part 1 | Part 2
Source: Luke | MariahDailyJournal
Sandra Bernhard Talks About Mariah
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 16-Aug-2011, 11:44AM EDT
Stand-up comedienne Sandra Bernhard talked about Mariah in a recent interview with Frontiers LA.
You have an interesting relationship with Mariah Carey. Can you say something about your history with discussing her in your performances? You know, I've always found Mariah Carey to be incredibly talented, otherwise I probably wouldn't waste my time talking about her. She's always–as we know, Mariah is intense. [Laughs] You know, she takes it way out there, she's completely over the top. Like, years ago when she first started doing her stuff with rap artists, laying around in her videos in hotel rooms, sipping champagne. It was kind of like, "Oh, Mariah is getting down with the brothers," and it was, like, very sexy and crazy. So I would just always do funny shit about that. And of course her whole Butterfly period–which, you know, anytime butterflies get introduced into a conversation, you can't help but go, "A butterfly?" [Laughs] Whenever Mariah does something that I find really fun and crazy, like The Emancipation of Mimi–that's just brilliant! It's perfect fodder for me. Never am I trashing Mariah Carey, because she's too talented, she's a genius and she's an original. It's really coming from a place of sheer funny irony, and tipping my hat to the crazy of it all.
Out of curiosity, have you seen her recent stint on HSN that went viral? No, I haven't, but I'll have to watch it and maybe I'll weigh in on it onstage at the REDCAT. It'll be my latest installment on Mimi.
Cowell Talks Mariah in Extra Interview
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 11-Aug-2011, 10:15AM EDT
Simon Cowell talks about Mariah possibly joining the X Factor in Extra interview.
UK's "Girls Night In" feat. #1's
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 11-Aug-2011, 1:00AM EDT
Mike found this new UK edition of the #1's album at Asda Supermarket for a "Girls Night In" range. It comes in a card sleeve and features the standard UK version of the album. It costs £5. See photos below.
Vote for Mariah in Rolling Stone Poll
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 07-Aug-2011, 4:09AM EDT
Rolling Stone has been conducting weekly Rock polls whose results they compile into a Top 10 list and feature on the site. This week, they want to know: "What is the best collaborative song of all time?"
Is Mariah Carey Joining X Factor?
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 05-Aug-2011, 3:53PM EDT
What you might not know about The X Factor is that unlike American Idol, this upcoming Fox series shows "everything" behind the scenes. At least that's the word from überproducer/resident cranky pants Simon Cowell, who tackled Q's from reporters today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, along with Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and the rest of the show's cast and crew.
We got our first glimpse of some of that candor as Simon addressed rumors Mariah Carey might be a part of X Factor, what really happened with ousted judge Cheryl Cole and more. So is Mariah coming on?
Sure sounds like it. According to Simon, he wanted Mariah to be a judge, but now she'll appear in a different way. "There's certain sections on the show where we do have well known people helping us on the show," Simon explains. "I talked to her the other day, and she's been enthusiastic since day one. But then she selfishly got pregnant which is why she didn't end up as a judge."
MDJ Spotlight: Morgan Carey & his Victorious Green
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 04-Aug-2011, 4:25PM EDT
Lea Green of PGiGreen had the opportunity to interview Mariah's brother Morgan Carey recently about his new business venture Victorious Green. The article gives a little insight into what Morgan has been up to as of late. Some Mariah fans may find it interesting; and may also have a genuine interest in using his company's services.
Morgan Carey, founder of Victorious Green describes his holistic, healing perspectives on sustainable building, organic gardening, and permaculture principles. Victorious Green gardens provide their clients a wealth of delicious, organic heirloom vegetables—without their having to leave the comfort and beauty of their own personal living space. Offering higher volume yields than traditional garden plots, Morgan's designs are based on optimal sustainable building and organic agriculture principles.
During PGiGreen's interview, Morgan was candid about his childhood, speaking openly and plainly. Although he was born with cerebral palsy, grand mal and petit mal seizures, and scoliosis, he sees his childhood challenges as simply "inspiring." The ensuing descriptions of his challenges and victories as a child were nothing short of mind-boggling.
Mariah, Morgan, Patricia
Morgan recalls that from a very early age, his mother had touted the benefits of good nutrition and mega-supplementation—focusing especially on antioxidants such as vitamin C, which studies indicated was beneficial for epileptics. The aggressive regimen of anti-convulsive drugs prescribed to control his seizures produced so many side effects that, by the age of fourteen, Morgan chose to stop taking his medications, despite the doomsday predictions of his doctors.
Morgan's conversion to vegetarianism occurred at the tender age of eight when his father returned home from a hunting trip with a deer strapped to the family station wagon. The horrific image triggered a moral outrage in Morgan at such a core level that he swore off meat forever. Decades later, prompted by reading The China Study, a comprehensive scientific report that correlates the consumption of animal protein with higher cancer rates, Morgan embraced a strict vegan lifestyle the merits of which he espouses to anyone who'll listen.
Morgan's mother also encouraged him as a child, fortifying him with the wisdom that "there was no such word as 'can't.'" He recalls her wise counsel: "She said I could achieve anything if I worked hard enough. I was 'special' and had 'no limitations.'" Morgan's mother not only honed his self-confidence through inspiration and guidance, but through action and discipline. Childhood violin lessons and judo training imbued him with an overall belief that he could bend reality to his will (a concept that served his superstar younger sister, Mariah, brilliantly).
To speak with Morgan, one would never imagine he had such a challenging childhood. Morgan is a picture of health whose photos and articles have graced the pages of Men's Fitness and other health-related publications in which he describes how his Spartan "no pain, no gain," "food for fuel," "take no prisoners" lifestyle helped him overcome his early challenges.
Morgan's aesthetic sensibilities, his concern for the environment, and the need to protect his food supply eventually culminated in the Victorious Green design. "I wasn't trying to start a business," he insists, "It just sort of started itself. People just started seeing my garden at home and all of a sudden there was this demand."
Source: Christina | MariahDailyJournal
Mariah Mentions on 8/3 Entertainment TV
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 04-Aug-2011, 5:38AM EDT
New Photo: Mariah's Summer Fun
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 03-Aug-2011, 8:26PM EDT
Mariah looked fabulous at the beach enjoying the ocean water in a Twitpic she shared to the fans on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
Mariah: "Ocean work out! It's been a loooong time since I've been in the ocean (said like "OPEN" in cruise control)."
Source: Mariah on Twitter
SA Fans Launch New Mariah Carey Site
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 03-Aug-2011, 4:25AM EDT
South African fans Sieraaj, Denzil and Justin are thrilled to announce the launch of the first South African Mariah Carey fan site. Check out Mariah Fans South Africa for regular Mariah news including updates especially aimed at South African fans.
They hope the site will be a place where SA fans can meet other fans in their area, and where they can channel the fans' passion to continue to support Mariah on South African radio and in stores, as the South African fan community has been doing since way back in the day.
Video Download: Mariah on HSN, Show #4
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 03-Aug-2011, 4:24AM EDT
Mariah Carey Live on HSN July 25, 2011 - 2nd Hour, 11pm-12am Download: [ Part 1 | Part 2 ]
Press Release: Bennett's DUETS II Out Sept. 20
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 02-Aug-2011, 9:42AM EDT
Legendary performer Tony Bennett celebrates a milestone birthday on August 3rd when he turns 85. But "the best is yet to come" with news that the singer has just completed recording with Lady Gaga and Aretha Franklin for his highly anticipated DUETS II CD adding to a celebrated list of artists previously announced including Mariah Carey, Michael Buble, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Queen Latifah, Carrie Underwood, Amy Winehouse and many others.
Pre-orders for DUETS II are available Tuesday, August 2nd on iTunes and Amazon and bn.com. iTunes, in an exclusive offering, will allow fans to receive Tony's duet with Michael Buble, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," instantly upon placing a pre-order for the album on iTunes. Additionally, the video for the Bennett/Buble track is available free this week on iTunes and showcases the great vocal chemistry between the two artists. Pre-orders through www.tonybennett.com will get fans an exclusive video of Tony and k.d. lang's duet of "Blue Velvet," as well as an instant MP3 download of the track. DUETS II will be in stores on September 20.
Bennett's official 85th birthday celebration will be held on Sunday, September 18th following his debut performance at the Metropolitan Opera House. The elegant invitation only supper will take place directly after the concert and will be hosted by Alec Baldwin with a special performance by Sir Elton John. The event honors Bennett's Exploring the Arts organization which funds and supports arts education in all five boroughs in New York City.
DUETS II: ARTIST AND SONG ROSTER ANDREA BOCELLI - STRANGER IN PARADISE MICHAEL BUBLE - I WANNA BE AROUND MARIAH CAREY - WHEN DO THE BELLS RING FOR ME? NATALIE COLE - WATCH WHAT HAPPENS SHERYL CROW - THE GIRL I LOVE ARETHA FRANKLIN - HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING? JOSH GROBAN - THIS IS ALL I ASK FAITH HILL - THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT NORAH JONES - SPEAK LOW LADY GAGA - THE LADY IS TRAMP k.d. lang - BLUE VELVET JOHN MAYER - ONE FOR MY BABY (AND ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD) WILLIE NELSON - ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET QUEEN LATIFAH - WHO CAN I TURN TO? ALEJANDRO SANZ - YESTERDAY I HEARD THE RAIN CARRIE UNDERWOOD - IT HAD TO BE YOU AMY WINEHOUSE - BODY AND SOUL
Mariah Places at #7 on ARTE's "Queens of Pop"
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 01-Aug-2011, 12:12AM EDT
Last night, the French/German channel ARTE aired the results show for its "Queens of Pop" poll. Mariah landed at #7 with Madonna, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga taking the top 3 spots, respectively. German singer Y'akoto paid tribute to Mariah by covering "My All" on the show. Check out her performance below.
What do you think of Y'akoto's rendition of the Mariah Carey classic? Love it? Hate it? Post your comments on YouTube.