After securing plenty of celebrity co-hosts on The Friday Night Project and now The Sunday Project, Alan's managed to forge a few celebrity friendships too. "Jamie Oliver, Chris Moyles, Jessie Wallace. Obviously none of the A A listers," he joked.
"Mariah Carey said she wanted me and Justin to be in her next video and we were like Oh My GOD! And then I saw the next video on MTV and I hadn't even had a phone call!"
Note: Mariah joined comic presenters Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr as the celebrity guest host on UK's The Friday Night Project which aired April 4, 2008. For those who missed the show, video files are still available for download here.
Winner of Rellys Voting Contest
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 30-Sep-2008, 1:59PM EDT
We would like to thank everyone for taking the time to vote for Mariah's dog, J.J., in the "Best Non-Human Guest" category at the recently-concluded Relly Awards. Unfortunately, J.J. lost the award to Chewy. As promised, one lucky fan who voted for J.J. will be sent a Mariah-autographed item as a reward for the show of support.
The winner is Mona Al Awie from Romania.
Mona, please contact us with your mailing address so we can send out your prize!
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 30-Sep-2008, 1:23AM EDT
From the October 6th issues of Star and In Touch magazines.
Mariah's New Single: "I Stay In Love"
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 29-Sep-2008, 12:14PM EDT
Friday Morning Quarterback (FMQB) has updated its Available for Airplay and now lists Mariah's single, "I Stay In Love," as scheduled to impact Mainstream and Rhythm/Crossover radio outlets on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.
The single is also now listed on All Access' Cool New Music at Top 40/Mainstream, Top 40/Rhythmic, Hot/Modern/AC and Urban/UAC formats.
Jasmine Dotiwala in her The Voice column: In other news, let me quickly clear something up: All those stories in the press about Mariah not releasing any more songs from her current album E=MC2 are incorrect. Her new video is being shot in the next fortnight (next two weeks) and you will, as usual, be blown away.
Source: FMQB | AllAccess | Hairul | Chris | MR
Videos: Mariah's Arrival on Hong Kong TV
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 29-Sep-2008, 12:10PM EDT
Mariah Arriving at Hong Kong Airport/Hotel, OnTV, Sept. 24, 2008 Type: WMV (DVD-WS) | Size: 40.2 MB [ Download here ]
Mariah at Hong Kong Airport, TVB Pay Vision, Sept. 24, 2008 Type: MPG (VCD) | Size: 16.1 MB [ Download here ]
Mariah Covers Elle Romania & Indonesia
Posted by Casey on Sunday, 28-Sep-2008, 4:23PM EDT
Check out Mariah on the cover of the September 2008 issue of Elle Romania. Thanks to Manuela for the scans!
Mariah also graces the cover of Elle Indonesia, October 2008 issue. Click here to view a photo of the magazine cover.
Photos: Mariah at CLSA Concert in Hong Kong
Posted by Casey on Saturday, 27-Sep-2008, 8:03PM EDT
Below are additional photos of Mariah performing for the 15th CLSA Investors' Forum 2008 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday, September 25. Many thanks to John, Bernard, Manda and Rayanne!
Source: John | Bernard | Manda | Rayanne
New Date for Long Island Music Hall of Fame Induction
Posted by Casey on Saturday, 27-Sep-2008, 3:41PM EDT
Despite previously being postponed, Mariah will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October 30th at the Garden City Hotel in Garden City, New York. Other stars being honored include Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Neil Diamond and The Ramones. For more information about the event and tickets, check out limusichalloffame.org.
IT'S A SIGN! Mariah Carey earns a diva's welcome Tuesday at Hong Kong International Airport with husband Nick Cannon (not pictured). The singer was met by a group of fans, and happily signed autographs for them in the terminal.
iTunes has added the So So Def remix of "Bye Bye" featuring Jay-Z. Click here to download the explicit version or here to download the clean version. Also recently added to iTunes are the "There's Got to Be a Way" and "Someday" music videos.
On Nov. 11 a new compilation album entitled "The Duets" will be released. The set features some of Luciano Pavarotti's most famous duets, including the performance of "Hero" with Mariah live at the 1999 Pavarotti & Friends for Guatemala and Kosovo charity concert. Pre-order the compilation today at Amazon.com.
An enhanced CD single for "Just Stand Up!" is scheduled to be released on Sept. 30. The single's tracklisting consists of the studio version and the live TV performance. Also, included inside the packaging is a "Stand Up to Cancer" sticker. Pre-order the single today at Amazon.com.
Unfortunately, J.J. lost the Live with Regis and Kelly Relly award for Best Non-Human Guest to Chewy.
In Bulgaria, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is #1 for a second consecutive week on MMTV's Top 20 countdown.
Yesterday afternoon in Boston, JAM'N 94.5 played "Migrate" during its 5 O'clock Traffic Jam mix.
Please continue to vote for Mariah in the Best International Act category of the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards. Voting ends on Sunday, October 5th at midnight. Winners will be announced on October 15th at Wembley Arena in Wembley, London, UK.
Mariah Mentions In a brief video posted on YouTube, Damizza responds to the recent press coverage of his upcoming book.
"Guilty By Association is not a tell-all on anything. I know HipHop DX website put out there that it was a tell-all on Dr. Dre and now because Mariah made a mistake and sent out a letter a little ahead of time without knowing what the book was about said there was gonna be a tell-all and it's not. I'm not that type of person. I'm not a snitch."
Chatting with MTV, Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray recounts the experience of his band's album opening behind Mariah's in 2005.
"I remember that day, when we found out we'd gotten #2. It was like, 'Oh, man--#2,' and we were all pretty bummed. But I told the guys, 'You know what today is? Today's the day that 50 Cent and Mariah Carey learned who Mudvayne is.' 50 Cent was the #3 album that week, and I guarantee you he went, 'Who in the hell is Mudvayne?' Maybe even Mariah Carey went, 'Who's Mudvayne?'"
From Tribeca Film - Blog: When Mariah Carey appeared at the Festival this year, she made more headlines for her quickie marriage to Nick Cannon than her well-received turn in this road-trip odyssey about two troubled brothers driving to Tennessee, with Carey as the Texan waitress with a dream that joins them. The diva glamour is tamped down for the role, but there's still singing in the film--in particular, an original song written by Carey and Willie Nelson, "Right to Dream."
From Dog Channel: Jonathan David is a New York-based dog groomer who bathes and pampers the pooches of celebrities like Mariah Carey and Ralph Lauren, and who made it to the final round of the Animal Planet reality show "Groomer Has It."
Fans' Corner Ken wants to put together a small gathering for Hawaii fans in late October or early November. If you're interested, please send an e-mail to email@example.com for more details.
Thanks to Sophie for sharing her drawings of Mariah with us, and to Felix for sharing his collage art!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Marie | Marc | Lance | Kerry | George | Eric | Nik | Rory | Norman | Vanessa | Ken | Sophie | Felix
Videos: Mariah at CLSA Concert, Hong Kong
Posted by Casey on Saturday, 27-Sep-2008, 12:02AM EDT
Thanks to Michael!
"I'll Be There" with Trey Lorenz - CLSA Concert, Hong Kong, Sept. 25 Type: MPG | Size: 45.4MB [ Download here ]
"We Belong Together" - CLSA Concert, Hong Kong, Sept. 25 Type: MPG | Size: 31.7MB [ Download here ]
Source: Michael | Bernard
Oprah Dispels Mariah Pregnancy Rumors
Posted by Casey on Friday, 26-Sep-2008, 11:46PM EDT
Today was open mic day on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Oprah, joined by her panel of friends Ali Wentworth, Mark Consuelos and Gayle King, tackled all the hot topics. Ms. Winfrey also took today's live show as an opportunity to debunk the erroneous rumors circulating on the Web that claim Mariah is pregnant.
"For those of you who are wondering if the rumors about Mariah Carey being pregnant, if you just were holding onto your chairs, they're not true. We called Mariah, she gave us the word--it's not true."
Special Message from Mariah
Posted by Casey on Friday, 26-Sep-2008, 6:32PM EDT
I am so grateful for my life and for everything that I have.
Over the years I have been passionate about helping those who are less fortunate, especially children in need.
It is shocking that 850 million people face hunger every day. But it pains me even more to know that every six seconds, somewhere in the world, a child dies of hunger. This is unacceptable. Let us commit ourselves today to make a difference and help end hunger around the world.
Join me in support of the World Hunger Relief campaign to benefit the United Nations World Food Programme. Together we will help feed millions of children.
Give children the chance they deserve and give to the World Food Programme. Just $1 will feed 4 children.
Top 15 Album Acts Of The Bar-Code Era, Mariah at #3
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 26-Sep-2008, 12:39PM EDT
These are the 15 artists who have sold the most albums since May 25, 1991. The tallies don't count any albums sold before that date. Nielsen/SoundScan also maintains a running list of the top 200 albums in its history. Also included are the total number of albums each of these artists has on that list, as well as the title of the artist's highest-ranking album.
1. Garth Brooks, 68,051,000 2. The Beatles, 56,683,000
3. Mariah Carey, 51,370,000. Carey is the top-ranking female artist on the list. The pop/R&B star is also the only artist in the top 15 with an R&B base. Carey has five albums in the top 200, topped by 1995's Daydream at #47. Carey first charted in June 1990 with her eponymous debut album. In addition to her album achievements, Carey has two songs-"Touch My Body" and "We Belong Together"-on Nielsen/SoundScan's running list of the top 200 songs with the most paid downloads.
Video: Mariah at Hong Kong Airport
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 26-Sep-2008, 12:01AM EDT
Here's another video of Mariah arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd. Thanks to Daniel!
Mariah Arriving at Hong Kong Airport - Daniel's Video, Sept. 23, 2008 Type: MPG | Size: 36.9MB [ Download here ]
Source: Daniel | Bernard
Mariah at CLSA Concert in Hong Kong
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 25-Sep-2008, 5:07PM EDT
Earlier tonight in Hong Kong, Mariah was on stage live performing her hit songs in a concert called "Like Honey" for the 15th CLSA Investors' Forum 2008 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Below, find her setlist and information about the show.
Setlist: 1. Touch My Body 2. Shake It Off 3. Dreamlover 4. I'll Be There (with Trey Lorenz) 5. My All/My All Remix --costume change-- 6. Make It Happen 7. Always Be My Baby 8. I'm That Chick 9. We Belong Together 10. Hero Encore 11. Without You 12. We Belong Together Remix (outro)
Tidbits: It was an hour show. Started at 10:20pm, ended at 11:20pm. One costume change. She wore a trench coat on top of another dress and took it off later. Mariah tried to say "I Love You" in Cantonese. Bernard and group said the phrase aloud but she couldn't hear so she had to give up. Before Mariah sang "Always Be My Baby," she acknowledged the fans who were holding their "Always Be My Baby" vinyls up. Mariah's voice was in really good condition. All songs were performed live. The crowd was great, everyone had fun. After the concert, Mariah and entourage proceeded to Aqua at 1 Peking Road in Tsim Sha Tsui for an after-party. Mariah left the place at around 2:30am.
Source: Bernard | MariahDailyJournal
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 25-Sep-2008, 9:43AM EDT
Below, find Mariah's chart positions in Billboard magazine issue dated October 4, 2008.
E=MC² Billboard 200 Albums: #141 (Last Week #122) Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #160 (Last Week #138) Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: #39 (Last Week #30) Sales this week: 4,341 (-10%) Total sales: 1,171,931
"Touch My Body" Billboard Hot Singles Sales: #48 (Last Week #49) Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales: #9 (Last Week #9) Billboard Global Dance Tracks: #36 (Re-entry)
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #100 (Last Week #91) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #100 (Last Week #91)
The Adventures of Mimi Billboard Top Music Videos: #28
From Yahoo! Music's Chart Watch: Taylor Swift's Taylor Swift dips a notch to #25 in its 100th week on the chart. Even better, the album this week becomes the best-seller by a female artist so far in 2008. It swipes the title from Mariah Carey's E=MC2. Swift's album has sold 1,178,000 copies so far this year, about 6,000 copies more than Carey's album. The most striking part of all this is that Swift's album has been out since October 2006. It was among Nielsen/SoundScan's top 10 best sellers of 2007 and it may well be among the top 10 sellers of 2008 as well. Swift's second studio album, Fearless, is due November 11.
Source: Billboard | MariahDailyJournal | 2m
Photos: Mariah Leaves Hotel To Rehearse at HKCEC
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 24-Sep-2008, 7:04PM EDT
Below are photos of Mariah with husband Nick Cannon leaving the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Central Hong Kong at around 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 24th to rehearse for her Thursday concert for the 15th CLSA Investors' Forum 2008 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai.
Photos courtesy of Apple Daily, Mingpao, Oriental Daily, and The Sun.
Will Mariah lift mood of Investors in Chinese Stocks?
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 24-Sep-2008, 3:36PM EDT
At the CLSA Investor Forum in Hong Kong there haven't been a lot of backslapping and hi-fives, which isn't surprising considering the headlines these days. But as one CLSA staffer said to me, the mood was pretty upbeat, considering the circumstances, probably because the attendees are still happy to have jobs. Or maybe misery loves company. Who knows, maybe they showed up to catch a private performance by Mariah Carey at the conference bash on September 25.
But after sitting through four straight media briefings on China today, I think it would take more than hearing Carey croon her new hit "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" to lift the spirits of investors in Chinese stocks. Fraser Howie, a CLSA managing director who introduced himself as "a notorious bear of China" said "even I've been impressed with how quickly the market has fallen and how confidence has evaporated." For those of you not tethered to Bloomberg machines, the Shanghai Stock Index is down about 58% this year.
Mariah Named Hunger Ambassador for Relief Campaign
Posted by Casey on Wednesday, 24-Sep-2008, 11:56AM EDT
Yum! Brands announced today the launch of its annual hunger relief effort to help stop world hunger.
This year, Mariah Carey, the most popular female singer in history, will be featured in World Hunger Relief restaurant posters as Hunger Ambassador with the quote, "The change from hunger to hope starts with you." Customers who donate to the World Hunger Relief campaign at participating KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's or A&W Restaurants around the globe will receive a special, free download of her song, "Love Story" from her newest CD E=MC2.
Island Def Jam (IDJ) has partnered with the leading provider of digital download services, Neurotic Media, to support Yum!'s World Hunger Relief movement and Mariah Carey's "Love Story" song download giveaway. Neurotic Media generated the redemption codes for the giveaway, hosts the redemption mini-site, and delivers the MP3 globally for this promotion.
Mariah in New Quincy Jones Compilation Album?
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 24-Sep-2008, 9:40AM EDT
Famed musician/arranger Quincy Jones tells Fox News he's concentrating on a big tribute collection set for next spring. About two dozen hip and R&B stars are recording Jones' songs for the compilation.
"We're trying to set up something for Mariah Carey now," said Q, who was one of the several prominent guests Tuesday night at an all-star fundraiser for Tony Bennett and wife Susan's Exploring the Arts Foundation.
Videos/Photos: Mariah in Hong Kong
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 24-Sep-2008, 2:01AM EDT
Videos From tonight's Cable TV. The report says Mariah's flight was delayed due to the typhoon. She came out with husband Nick Cannon, hand in hand, and mentioned the 'die-hard' fans were waiting for her. They praised Mariah for being down-to-earth and for taking the time to get close to her fans. They also mentioned that a fan (Bernard) was the luckiest guy because he was the only one who got the chance to talk to Mariah and that this made the other fans envious.
Mariah Arriving at Hong Kong Airport - Cable TV, Sept. 24, 2008 Type: MPG | Size: 13.4MB [ Download here ]
Mariah did the stairs to the carport where a Bentley was waiting to take her to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Central Hong Kong. Thanks to Muki for the video!
Mariah Arriving at Hong Kong Airport - Muki's Video, Sept. 23, 2008 Type: MPG | Size: 36.7MB [ Download here ]
Mariah signed autographs for the fans. David was one lucky fan to get a handshake from Mariah!
Mariah Arriving at Hong Kong Airport - David's Video, Sept. 23, 2008 Type: MPG | Size: 23.0MB [ Download here ]
According to the article, Mariah was very touched that even with the strong typhoon, over 10 media and over 30 fans came to greet her. She kept waving, smiled and signed for the fans.
It says fans were worried that they couldn't make it on time because of traffic jam. Fortunately, Mariah and Nick came out at 8:45pm. Even after a long flight, she was still all smiles and said hello to the people waiting for her. It says an avid fan for 18 years has given Mariah a fanbook, that fans admire Mariah's voice and talent, and that many people didn't know Mariah wrote her own songs.
It also mentions that Mariah will stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Mariah will leave for Macau on Friday, September 26th for a private event at the Venetian. She will stay there until the 29th, come back to Hong Kong, and then off to the U.S.
The article is more or less the same but it says there were around 50 fans at the airport. The flight was delayed for about an hour because of the typhoon. She came out late but when she walked out with Nick, the fans got very excited and wanted to get autographs and pictures. After a long flight, Mariah and Nick didn't seem tired and were pleased to give autographs. After the show in Hong Kong, they will go to Macau in a private jet for a private show. They will leave Hong Kong next Monday.
The Sun It says the flight has been delayed for 40 minutes but she spent over 1 hour to do touch up with her makeup and came out at around 9pm with 3 bodyguards. It also mentions Mariah wearing sunglasses, signed items for her adoring fans. Some fans asked Nick for autographs too. It says there were so many fans that Mariah could barely move.
Apple Daily The newspaper reports that because of the crowd, Mariah couldn't take the lift to the carpark and had to walk down the stairs. She got on her car and went straight to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Central Hong Kong.
The article mentions the flight number and time of arrival and that it was delayed due to the weather. Her plane landed at 7:39pm. She arrived with husband Nick Cannon and 2 bodyguards, 2 PR and 6 security. 30 fans were waiting for her and she appeared to be very down to earth and posed for pictures with Nick. Then she took the initiative to walk towards the fans to sign autographs.
Fan Photos/Recap: Mariah Arrives in Hong Kong!
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 23-Sep-2008, 12:40PM EDT
Below are photos of Mariah and husband Nick Cannon arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport earlier today. Many thanks to Bernard, Elaine, Muki, Daniel and Justin for the pictures!
Meeting Mariah, Come Rain or High Water Typhoon Hagupit was hoisted to signal #8 and everyone was heading back home from work. It was very windy and raining quite heavily. I was very busy contacting fans to make sure they arrive on time. Then there was this traffic jam that worried us because we knew we might be late.
Fortunately, some fans went to the airport by themselves (thanks to MariahDailyJournal for posting the details!) and they kept calling me to let me know that Mariah's flight was delayed until 7:30pm. Finally, we arrived and newspaper journalists and photographers were there already and when they saw us, they took pictures of us holding signs, gifts, CDs, and everything.
They interviewed some of us, including me, although I didn't want them to take pictures of me. I just showed them my fanbook. The fanbook was supposed to be given to Mariah two years ago at her Mimi concert but unfortunately the show got cancelled.
At around 8:45pm, Mariah walked out with Nick and we all got very, very excited and called out her name. She stopped and posed for a few pictures and quickly walked towards the fans to sign for us and shook hands too!
At this time, people from Universal Hong Kong asked me to walk in Mariah's area because they thought I did great help. Mariah's people said they know me too and wanted to give me an opportunity to talk to Mariah and take a picture.
Mariah was still signing and I was right behind her. Nick was there and saw me so we said hi to each other. I shook hands with him and talked to him. I congratulated him on their marriage. He said it's his first time in Hong Kong, and that they're staying here for about one week.
Mariah turned to me and I said hi and everything. We took a picture of us together. All the newspaper photographers had their cameras on us too. Of course I made sure that I told her how much I love her since the beginning of her career. And then I gave her the fanbook I made with contributions from Hong Kong fans, as well as fans from Mainland China and Taiwan.
The bodyguard said they needed to leave and so I told her I love her and said goodbye. She's on the way to her car and all of us followed. At that point, no more autographs were allowed. She got in the car and had the fanbook I've just given to her on her lap! She said goodbye and left. It was such a cool experience!
We went back to our bus and left the airport. Some fans were already at the hotel and told me that they saw her for a few seconds when she entered the lobby at around 9:40pm but security was tight so they couldn't even take pictures.
Mariah was really cool and really down to earth and she's really good to her fans. I'll never forget this wonderful evening!
Source: Bernard | Elaine | Muki | Daniel | Justin
"I Stay In Love" To Impact Radio Oct. 21st
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 22-Sep-2008, 9:58PM EDT
According to All Access, the biggest radio industry information source, "I Stay In Love" is scheduled to go for adds at Top 40/Mainstream radio on Tuesday, October 21st.
Although All Access gets its data directly from the record labels, please consider this as tentative until an official announcement is made.
Update: Mariah Off to Hong Kong Today
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 22-Sep-2008, 1:27PM EDT
Mariah will leave from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport today, September 22nd on board Cathay Pacific flight #CX831 at 2:55pm ET, and arrive at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:50pm HK time.
Chinese fans who want to meet up should plan on being at the DFS Galleria Sun Plaza on Peking Road in Tsim Sha Tsui at 5:45pm on Tuesday, September 23rd. Two buses, arranged by Bernard, will leave at 6:00pm sharp to take everyone to the HK airport. Bernard can be reached by mobile phone at (852) 92130455 with any questions or further information.
Mariah Carey makes new 'Push' into acting
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 22-Sep-2008, 9:36AM EDT
Mariah Carey is determined to shut up all you people who laughed at her in "Glitter."
The Grammy winner put away her lip gloss to play the battered wife of a state trooper in "Tennessee," which won raves at the Tribeca Film Festival. Director Lee Daniels was so impressed with her grit that he's cast her in "Push," in which she plays a Harlem social worker ministering to an obese, HIV-positive woman impregnated twice by her father.
But Mariah isn't getting mired in misery. As she gets ready to tour again, she's also developing a movie musical based on her colossal-selling Christmas album.
It's about a town outside a city - perhaps not unlike Mariah's hometown of Huntington, L.I. - where a ruthless developer wants to turn it into one big mall.
"Mariah doesn't want to let that happen," says her producing partner Benny Medina. "Her character uses song and love to keep the Christmas spirit alive."
Mariah says the script, which "High School Musical" writer Peter Barsocchini is working on, is still in the early stages. But she tells us, "Since I recorded the Christmas album, I've always wanted to make a movie to go with it, something that people could watch and hear and enjoy every year. I'm into it. I'm all about the holiday season."
Last night Mariah Carey got me drunk. I'd turned up at a studio by Manhattan's Hudson river for my 11:30pm interview with one of the globe's biggest superstars and three hours later... I was still waiting.
Whilst enjoying New York's breath-taking skyline from the 14th floor of the studio, I mentally quiz the woman who came back from an emotional breakdown seven years ago with the sensational ultra platinum The Emancipation of Mimi, an album that cemented her iconic place in pop history. Exciting stuff, and despite the jet lag creeping in, 24 hours after landing at JFK, I couldn't wait to get a peek inside the wonderful world of MC.
At 3am I get the ok to go through for the interview. Three French journalists are waiting behind me: one dozing on the couch, another downing espressos to ward off exhaustion, the third's discontent is apparent as Mariah's publicist has assigned me his slot to conduct the interview before sleep gets the better of me.
I'm asked to sit behind a large black screen on a director's stool where Mariah is seated on the other side. I feel like I'm about to audition for American Idol. I'm handed a glass of wine which I down quickly in the hope that the alcohol will awaken my dreary senses a little. I'm called in and there she is, a slimmed-down 5ft 9 vision of loveliness, even at such a ridiculous hour. Don't believe the hype or the paparazzi's unflattering tabloid pics, Mariah Carey is gorgeous in the flesh, although after my interview I'm not entirely convinced she knows it. Standing to give me a hug I'm bounced by her ample bosom, but aside from this surgical enhancement, there's absolutely no evidence of the alleged £150,000 liposuction which is supposed to have resulted in Mariah's fabulous new body. CONTINUE READING»
Note: This interview was first published in the May 2008 issue of UK's Pride magazine.
Mariah Confirmed For Hong Kong!
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 21-Sep-2008, 6:21AM EDT
We are now able to confirm that Mariah is indeed slated to perform in a private concert at the 15th CLSA Investors' Forum 2008 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday, September 25th.
Mariah is expected to arrive at the Hong Kong International Airport at around 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 23rd and will proceed immediately to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at 5 Connaught Road, Central Hong Kong, where she is staying until Friday, September 26th.
We encourage our Chinese fans to come to the airport to greet Mariah upon her arrival. Be sure to wear Mariah t-shirts, bring signs and anything else to show your love!
Our friend Bernard has arranged for a bus to transport fans to the airport from Tsim Sha Tsui on Tuesday, September 23rd. Meeting place is in front of DFS Galleria Sun Plaza on Peking Road. The bus will leave at exactly 6:00pm. You can contact Bernard if you plan on joining other fans and head to the airport together.
Source: Universal Hong Kong | Bernard
Aretha Franklin Covers "Touch My Body"
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 21-Sep-2008, 6:18AM EDT
Last night in her concert at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Indiana, Aretha Franklin performed Mariah's "Touch My Body." Here is an excerpt taken from The Star Press' review:
What she delivered were stops all over her career timeline. There was blues. There was jazz. There was soul. There was even Mariah Carey. Franklin had fun with Carey's "Touch My Body."
"You throw me on the floor and there's gonna be some trouble," Franklin, dressed in a long maroon and gold kaftan, joked after stopping the song mid-verse.
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 20-Sep-2008, 8:22PM EDT
From Life & Style, September 29th issue:
Mariah's $18,000 Splurge Is the honeymoon ever going to end for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon? The newlyweds spent three nights -- at $6,000 a pop -- at NYC's Plaza Hotel during Fashion Week.
"Mariah has a gorgeous apartment in Tribeca, but that didn't stop her," says a pal of the singer. "She treats herself to whatever she wants, including room service several times a day and champagne, chocolate and strawberries."
And Nick's not complaining. "He loves every minute of it," adds the pal. "He's living it up as much as she is!"
And, from In Touch, Us, People, and Star magazines.
HQ Photos: Mariah Out on Broadway
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 19-Sep-2008, 12:41PM EDT
Below are high-quality photos of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon leaving the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York after watching the hit musical In The Heights on Thursday, September 18, 2008.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Casey | Dana's Dirt
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 19-Sep-2008, 12:39PM EDT
Below, find Mariah's chart positions in Billboard magazine issue dated September 27, 2008.
E=MC² Billboard 200 Albums: #122 (Last Week #102) Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #138 (Last Week #112) Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: #30 (Last Week #29) Sales this week: 4,798 (-8%) Total sales: 1,167,590
"Touch My Body" Billboard Hot Singles Sales: #49 (Last Week #47) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrents: #24 (Last Week #22) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #24 (Last Week #22) Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales: #9 (Last Week #10)
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Billboard Pop 100: #91 (Last Week #78) Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #70 (Last Week #58) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #91 (Last Week #65) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #91 (Last Week #65)
"I'm That Chick" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #88 (Last Week #93)
The Adventures of Mimi Billboard Top Music Video: #27 (Last Week #20)
Source: Billboard | MariahDailyJournal | Tony
Mariah to Grace Hong Kong's CLSA Gala?
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 19-Sep-2008, 9:48AM EDT
Here's another article about Mariah's supposed appearance at the 15th CLSA Investors' Forum 2008 in Hong Kong which we reported earlier. This, however, has her scheduled on Wednesday, September 24th.
CitySeen: Financiers' fingers crossed that Mariah will turn up to hit high notes at CLSA gala As first reported by our business industry insider colleague Ben Kwok in his Lai See column, the headline entertainment for the coming CLSA investors' conference will be the pneumatic diva Mariah Carey. The self-nicknamed multi-octave singer Mimi - who also officially became a cougar when she got hitched to rapper Nick Cannon, 10 years her junior, last year - will be appearing at the financial forum's private gala at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. However, Ben got a little ahead of himself when he suggested the conference was this week. Actually, it starts on Monday and Carey's big show is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24. CLSA delegates should keep their fingers crossed, though, as the two most recent efforts to bring Carey to town resulted in last-minute cancellations. Mind you, the chance to see a pop hit-maker is probably the least of a bunch of financiers and investors' concerns, considering the market is plunging to depths lower than the front of Carey's dresses. As for those folks who want to see Mimi but don't have the invitation-only passes, it's time to cosy up to your friends in finance and ask if they need a date.
Mariah To Perform in Hong Kong Next Week?
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 18-Sep-2008, 4:01PM EDT
According to HK Headline, Mariah will apparently be in Hong Kong on Thursday, September 25th to perform in a private concert for investors and executives attending the 15th CLSA Investors' Forum 2008 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets previously had INXS in 2006, and Duran Duran in 2007, performing at its annual international conference. This year, it will reportedly be Mariah.
Mariah Remix Contest Winners Announced
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 18-Sep-2008, 12:37PM EDT
Congratulations to Riverside, California-based duo David Sides and Porter known as The Progressions for capturing the Grand Prize in the just-concluded Mariah Carey Remix Contest for "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time." Sevan O. from Istanbul, Turkey with his For The Clubs remix took the Runner-up prize.
Mariah Interview in UK's Now
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 18-Sep-2008, 9:06AM EDT
From the September 22nd issue of the UK magazine, Now.
MARIAH CAREY She's one of the biggest selling recording artists of her generation. She has stacks of cash, the adoration of her fans and an army of assistants to cater to her every demand. Yep, it's fair to say that Mariah Carey, 38, is well and truly living the high life.
Since we last caught up with her, Mariah's had even more success, with two massive hit singles from her latest album E=MC², not to mention the small matter of getting married to rapper and actor, Nick Cannon, 27, who she'd been dating for just a month. But how will she cope with answering Now readers' questions? Well, as it turns out, she's not in the chattiest of moods...
IS YOU VOICE INSURED? - Peta Masters, London Wouldn't you insure it if you were me?
YOU'VE JUST BROUGHT OUT YOUR OWN PERFUME. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO DO THAT? - Karen Thompkins, Hounslow I've always really loved the idea of a fragrance, but I'd never found one that felt like it was meant for me. When I was offered the opportunity to create my own, I jumped at the chance. M by Mariah Carey is for everyone, especially my fans.
WHICH MEN'S FRAGRANCE TURNS YOU ON? - Mike Stott, London Usually less is more when it comes to men's cologne. I don't like strong, overpowering scents but, that said, fragrance smells different on each person, so you can't rule anything out.
YOU SEEM TO LOVE BUTTERFLIES - YOUR PERFUME BOTTLE IS EVEN SHAPED LIKE ONE. WHAT'S THE DEAL? - Susanne Elders, London Butterflies are incredibly inspirational to me. I really love the fact that they represent metamorphosis and freedom.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS TO DESIGN YOUR OWN CLOTHES RANGE? - Fran Pinder, Hull I plan on doing anything that inspires me creatively. Otherwise it's not worth doing it.
WHAT'S THE MOST AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU'VE EVER SPENT ON ONE THING? - Bonnie McKelvey, Manchester I've never been a fan of talking about money. I think it's a bit tacky to do that.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? - Rochelle Davies, Wimbledon I cried just last night.
WHAT' YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD? - Carol Browne, Manchester Pizza, but I'm not allowed to eat it!
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE? - Cathy Slattery, Cornwall My bathroom. It's kind of my own personal spa. It's very glamorous and 'old Hollywood'.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOME COMFORTS? - Vikka Calder, Chester My fluffy comforter [duvet], my pillow and my bath tub.
WHAT'S IN YOUR MAKE-UP BAG? - Renee Colt, Leeds My lip gloss and my perfume.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU USE? - Pasty White, Middlesborough I went to beauty school, so I know lots about make-up. Also, I get to work with the best make-up artists, so I learn from them.
WHAT DO YOU ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU PACK WHEN YOU TRAVEL? - Olivia Betts, Reading Sun cream with a high SPF is a must, plus sunglasses and a huge sun hat. And I always pack a lip gloss and bronzing powder.
WHAT ARE YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE BOOK AND FILM? - Luci Anderson, Whitby The only book I make time to read is the Bible. I love too many movies to pick one.
WHO'S YOUR STYLE ICON? - Tina Koch, Edinburgh Marilyn Monroe
TELL US YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNERS? - Sam Hewitt, London Azzedine Alaia, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Donatella Versace, Gucci, Chanel and YSL.
HAVE YOU EVER MADE A FASHION FAUX PAS? - Fiona Duncan Duh!
WHEN DID YOU LAST KISS SOMEONE? - Coleene Miller, London Just now
PRIZE QUESTION? WHEN YOU GET TIME OFF, HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND IT? - Claire Chapple, Chester I don't get much time off, but I make sure there are period on my schedule when no work's allowed. The best way is to go on vacation. I love tropical places and swimming in the sea. The more secluded a place is, the better.
"The Ballads" - Cover & Track List
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 17-Sep-2008, 5:05PM EDT
As previously reported, Sony BMG will be releasing a compilation of Mariah's best love songs in an album called, The Ballads.
The album is scheduled for release in: UK & Ireland - October 20 Italy - October 24 Japan - November 3 U.S. & Canada - January 2009
Track Listing 1. Hero 2. Vision Of Love 3. Without You 4. Always Be My Baby 5. My All 6. How Much (ft. Usher) 7. Dreamlover 8. Thank God I Found You/Make It Last Remix (ft. Nas and Joe) 9. The Roof 10. One Sweet Day (with Boyz II Men) 11. Anytime You Need 12. I'll Be There (ft. Trey Lorenz) 13. I Still Believe 14. Reflections 15. Open Arms 16. Against All Odds (ft. Westlife) 17. Endless Love (with Luther Vandross) 18. All I Want For Christmas (Bonus Track)
Mariah Pays Tribute to Patti LaBelle
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 16-Sep-2008, 9:51PM EDT
An all-star line-up of performers and presenters showed up Saturday, September 13th to celebrate the 30th anniversary of UNCF's annual television special, "An Evening of Stars(R)." Patti LaBelle, who was presented with the organization's prestigious Award of Excellence, was praised for her artistry and her longtime commitment to UNCF. "An Evening of Stars(R) (AEOS) Tribute to Patti LaBelle Presented by Target" was taped before a live audience at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California and will air nationwide January 24 and 25, 2009 on BET and WGN America and on selected network stations across the country.
This year's roster of presenters and performers included Yolanda Adams, Big Daddy Kane, Wayne Brady, Kobe Bryant, WGN's Merri Dee, Fantasia, Vivica A. Fox, Kevin Frazier, Jennifer Hudson, Tom Joyner, BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee, Le Toya Luckett, Mario, Duane Martin, LisaRaye McCoy, Brian McKnight, Chrissette Michelle, Mo'Nique, Shemar Moore, Holly Robinson Peete. Beyonce, Wyclef Jean and Mariah Carey appeared in special taped messages to the "Lady of Soul."
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Hilarious Page Six Sighting
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 16-Sep-2008, 5:41PM EDT
Mariah Carey failing to scoop up after her two tiny white dogs on the sidewalk outside the Roberto Cavalli boutique on Madison Avenue.
McAfee Names Mariah 5th "Most Dangerous" Celebrity
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 16-Sep-2008, 5:39PM EDT
Internet security firm, McAfee Inc., has dubbed Brad Pitt and Beyonce the most dangerous celebrities to search for on the Internet because cybercriminals use their names to lure victims. Fans searching for information and pictures of Pitt, or downloads, wallpaper and screen savers, have an 18 percent chance of having their PCs infected with a virus, spyware, spam, phishing and adware, according to the company.
Below are the Top 5 celebrities on McAfee's "Most Dangerous" list.
1. Brad Pitt - When "Brad Pitt screensavers" was searched, more than half of the resulting Web sites were identified as containing malicious downloads with spyware, adware and potential viruses. 2. Beyonce - Inputting "Beyonce ringtones" into a search engine yields risky Web sites that promote misleading offers to gather consumers' personal information. 3. Justin Timberlake - Interest in his high-profile relationships makes him an easy target for spammers and hackers. When searching for "Justin Timberlake downloads" one Web site advertised free music downloads that were flagged as directly leading to spam, spyware and adware. 4. Heidi Montag - "The Hills" star is a popular search term when it comes to searching for wallpaper. A host of wallpaper Web sites contained hundreds of malware-laden downloads. 5. Mariah Carey - Spammers and hackers are using Mariah Carey screen saver Web sites to link to other sites proven to contain spyware, adware and other threatening downloads.
No Single Release for "Migrate"
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 15-Sep-2008, 12:56PM EDT
The release of "Migrate" in 12" Vinyl, reportedly slated for September 30th, has been cancelled, and no new Mariah vinyl singles will be forthcoming in the US, this according to an inquiry made to IDJ.
Sony to Release New Mariah "Ballads" Album
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 15-Sep-2008, 12:09PM EDT
The Sony BMG 4th Quarter Releases page in this week's issue of UK's music magazine, Music Week, lists a new compilation album of Mariah's best love songs called, The Ballads, as scheduled for release on October 20, 2008.
Mariah Carey The Ballads (Sony BMG) Released October 20
Mariah Carey rocketed to stardom with her debut album in 1990. Achieving eight top 10 album through the course of the decade she became the Nineties' most successful female performer. This incredible success has continued throughout the 21st century and her stunning five-octave voice and songwriting talent have now delivered over 40 UK hits. Perhaps best loved for her powerful, emotional long songs, Sony BMG is collecting together all the best ballads for a brand new compilation called Mariah Carey - The Ballads. This single-disc collection is released on October 20 and will be supported with a major media advertising campaign that will see the album selling significant volumes right up to Christmas.
The album is now available for pre-order at HMV UK for £8.99. Tracklisting is currently not available.
Source: Music Week | Andrew
Video/Photos: Mariah at Urbanworld Film Festival
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 15-Sep-2008, 1:35AM EDT
Mariah & Nick Interview on Tennessee Red Carpet at Urbanworld Filmfest E! News Weekend, Sept. 14, 2008 [ Download here ]
And, more HQ photos of Mariah at the Tennessee screening at AMC Loews Theater in New York City during the Urbanworld Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 12th. Check out all 52 photos in our Gallery.
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 14-Sep-2008, 6:36PM EDT
Below are scans from the September 22nd issues of In Touch, Life & Style, OK! and Star magazines.
Also, a full-page "Luscious Pink" ad runs in the October 2008 issue of Marie Claire, page 65.
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 14-Sep-2008, 6:33PM EDT
Tennessee will open in theaters on December 19th, as announced by producer Lee Daniels during the Q&A session at the film's premiere at the Urbanworld Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 12th. Fans who attended the screening also got a sneak preview of Push, also a Lee Daniels-produced film in which Mariah makes a cameo appearance.
According to DJ Spyder, and listed recently on Billboard, "Migrate" will be released in 12" Vinyl format on September 30, 2008. Sign up to be notified when "Migrate" becomes available at Amazon.com.
Jasmine's Juice: "I've had chats with my mate Mariah on numerous occasions in the past about things that stress folks out. One thing that she insists helps alleviate her stress is having no women's magazines around her. I used to turn up at her boat, penthouse apartment or jet plane laden down with mags, insisting I needed something to read, whilst she would shake her head knowingly at me. 'That stuff will brainwash you,' she used to tell me. But do you know what? I finally get it. Everything she has tried to school me about for years has finally sunk in!"
Mariah was the subject of last Tuesday's final Jeopardy category "Pop Artists." The answer was: "This singer scored her record-breaking 18th #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100," and the question was of course, "Who is Mariah Carey?" All three contestants found the correct question. The winner got $20k.
Leighton Meester, who plays "Blair Waldorf" in the CW hit show, Gossip Girls, mentioned Mariah in an interview on the red carpet at Fashion Rocks: "I really want to see Beyonce and Mariah Carey, who I saw at the Teen Choice Awards but she's fabulous. And I guess, Justin Timberlake. I'm just really excited."
Brett Ratner, who directed VMA-nominated videos for Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey, told MTV News, "It was so cool to see Britney. Even though my girls Miley and Mariah didn't win an award, I came to support.
Queen Emily's performance of Mariah's "Hero" on America's Got Talent Semifinals helped her advance into the next round. You can watch her performance here.
International News Brazil: "Bye Bye" was #1 on the Brazilian TV show, "TopMix." The video has made the feat three times so far and has been on the show since its release. Keep on voting for "Bye Bye" by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
England: Mariah is on the cover of the current issue of UK's Colures magazine. UK fans can get the magazine at WH Smith Bookstore.
Korea:E=MC² is the best-selling album at Hot Track records store in South Korea. Below are photos of the store's E=MC² display.
Serbia: Mariah was mentioned in an article about Serbian rock artist Kiki Lesandric in the Sept. 11th issue of BLIC. It was reported that Lesandric recorded a duet with Poland star Ajzis G. in New York's Legacy Studios the same time Elton John and Mariah Carey were there recording their new songs, in studios II and III. He said that he actually met Mariah: "The hallway was full of security, but I ran into Mariah and met her."
Thailand: Below are photos of the Thai special edition of The Adventures of Mimi DVD. It contains only one disc, and includes a new inlay picture of Mariah inside.
Fans' Corner Listen to a heart-warming rendition of "Bye Bye" by Mofei and our friends from the Chinese Mariah site, MariahCN.com. Great job, guys!
The Philippine Mariah Carey Fanclub is holding a party called "Mariahthon" at World Class Club Government on September 20th at 10pm. To gain free entrance to the party, contact Ken via SMS to 09278733546 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and e-mail address. Just recently, the fan club celebrated its 6th anniversary in a party called "MetamorphoSIX" at Platinum Bar on August 23rd. You can view the pictures here.
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"Make a Wish with Mariah" Campaign in Australia
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 13-Sep-2008, 12:01AM EDT
Apart from her musical achievements, Mariah Carey generously donates her time and energy to causes close to her heart. This can be seen through her active involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation over the years. Her efforts have been highly regarded, granting her the Wish Icon Award in 2006.
The "Make a Wish with Mariah Carey" campaign allows you to join with Mariah Carey and bring magic and joy to children and young people with a life threatening illness by a granting cherished wish.
Purchase a specially-marked M by Mariah Carey EDP 50ml for RRP$69 at participating retailers and $5 will be donated to Make-A-Wish Australia. Log on to Make a Wish with Mariah to download your gift with purchase: three Mariah Carey tracks from her latest album E=MC2 including exclusive remixes.
If you choose to further help Mariah Carey grant wishes, simply send a wish to a friend and an additional $5 will be donated by Elizabeth Arden Australia.
Click here to view photos from the official launch of "Make a Wish with Mariah Carey" at Icebergs on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.
Photos: Mariah at Urbanworld Film Festival
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 12-Sep-2008, 10:30PM EDT
Below are photos of Mariah and husband Nick Cannon arriving at the AMC Loews 34th Street Theater for the screening of Tennessee during the 12th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City on Friday, September 12, 2008.
Mariah To Attend Tonight's Tennessee Screening
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 12-Sep-2008, 5:45PM EDT
Mariah will be walking the Red Carpet and participating in a Q&A at tonight's screening of Tennessee at the Urbanworld Film Festival!
Fans in NYC can show their support to Mariah by showing up for the Red Carpet arrival at 7:00pm at AMC Loews 34th Street, 312 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001.
A limited amount of tickets for tonight's showing at 8:00 pm can be purchased at Fandango.
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 12-Sep-2008, 4:23PM EDT
Below, find Mariah's chart positions in Billboard magazine issue dated September 20, 2008.
E=MC² Billboard 200 Albums: #102 (Last Week #86) Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #112 (Last Week #92) Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: #29 (Last Week #25) Sales this week: 5,220 (-17%) Total sales: 1,162,792
"Touch My Body" Billboard Hot Singles Sales: #47 (Last Week #49) Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales: #10 (Re-entry)
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Billboard Pop 100: #78 (Last Week #68) Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #58 (Last Week #47) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #65 (Last Week #53) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #65 (Last Week #53) Billboard Canadian Hot 100: #100 (Last Week #80)
"I'm That Chick" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #93 (Last Week #96)
Meanwhile, Billboard has updated its Hot 100 special charts with the remaining All-Time lists this week. Mariah appears on the following:
From Variety: Vivendi off to 'Tennessee' Film unit grabs rights to Aaron Woodley film
Vivendi Entertainment has grabbed all U.S. rights to "Tennessee," the latest pic from "Monster's Ball" producer Lee Daniels. Directed by Aaron Woodley ("Rhinoceros Eyes") and written by Russell Schaumburg, the film was produced by Daniels in association with Smokewood Entertainment.
Adam Rothenberg, Ethan Peck and Mariah Carey star in the tale of two brothers on a journey to their hometown in search of their estranged father. Carey plays an aspiring singer who flees her abusive husband to join them.
In the film, Carey performs original ballad "Right to Dream," which she co-wrote with Willie Nelson.
Vivendi has set a December release.
From Hollywood Reporter: Vivendi gets rights to 'Tennessee' Mariah Carey drama in theaters this December
"Glitter" star Mariah Carey will soon be returning to a movie theater near you.
Vivendi Entertainment has acquired all domestic rights to the singing actress' film "Tennessee," which premiered at this spring's Tribeca Film Festival.
The Lee Daniels Entertainment production is a quiet and at times moody drama centering on two lower-middle class brothers (Adam Rothenberg and Ethan Peck) who take to the road to resolve their economic and health challenges. Along the way they meet and bring along a waitress (Carey) whose dreams of a singing career have been dashed by a bad marriage.
Though not a musical, director Daniels' film features Carey performing the original ballad "Right to Dream," which she co-wrote with Willie Nelson.
"Tennessee" will hit theaters this December.
Vivendi's Yolanda Macias negotiated the deal with Jonathan Gray of Gary Krauss LLP and the film's sales reps, CAA and Submarine Entertainment.
UK Premiere of "Just Stand Up"
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 11-Sep-2008, 6:21PM EDT
UK women's channel Diva TV has secured rights to a one-hour highlights special of Stand Up 2 Cancer which features the video premiere of "Just Stand Up," the all-star charity event single with a stellar cast of female recording artists including Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Keyshia Cole, Leona Lewis, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.
The special will air on Friday, September 12 at 9:00pm on Diva TV, which is available on Sky (channel 282) and Virgin Media (channel 192).
The top ten vote-getters will be critiqued by the judges, who will then select one grand prize winner. The grand prize winner, second prize winner and top 10 finalists will be announced on Sept. 17, 12:01pm ET on Indaba Music.
"We Belong Together" is 9th Most Popular Song of Hot 100 Era
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 11-Sep-2008, 1:25AM EDT
How's this for a twist: Of all the No. 1 songs in the 50 years of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Chubby Checker's "The Twist" ranks as the most popular single.
Santana's "Smooth," featuring Rob Thomas, is the No. 2 most popular, followed by Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife," Leann Rimes' "How Do I Live" and "The Macarena" by Los Del Rio.
The Beatles did make the top 10, coming it at No. 8 with "Hey Jude." But Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" and Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life" are ahead of that hit. Rounding out the top 10: Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" at No. 9 and Toni Braxton's "Un-break My Heart" at No. 10.
Geoff Mayfield, director of charts at Billboard magazine, acknowledged that the list might not jibe with some fans' personal thoughts of the most popular songs of the past 50 years.
"This is simply a chronicle of how each of these songs performed in their era on the Hot 100. We're not saying these are the most memorable songs of your life. That would be something that's almost impossible to determine," said Mayfield. "Everyone has a subjective frame of reference."
The Billboard Hot 100 chart measures airplay and sales information (and more recently digital downloads) in determining the nation's most popular songs. To determine the most popular song of the Hot 100 era, Billboard used a formula to determine the top song - not always relying on weeks at No. 1 since the data was reported differently in its early days.
Initially, Billboard relied on stations to report the most popular songs, and got sales surveys from record stores. But Mayfield said stations often stopped reporting on a song's popularity if it was no longer a priority for record labels. And in 1991, Billboard began relying on sales data from Nielsen SoundScan and airplay data from Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. So Billboard weighted certain songs from different eras to make sure all songs were on an even playing field.
Photos: Mariah on Canadian Idol
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 10-Sep-2008, 10:00PM EDT
Below are photos of Mariah at the Canadian Idol Season 6 Finale on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at the John Bassett Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where she performed "I'm That Chick" and "We Belong Together."
Mariah Carey Hires Herself
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 10-Sep-2008, 12:36AM EDT
Mariah Carey is her own replacement.
E! News has exclusively confirmed that the Grammy winner has found a different role for longtime talent manager Benny Medina and will now be representing herself.
Carey and Medina, who have worked together for more than five years, both say that they will continue to collaborate: Medina's Handprint Entertainment will continue to develop content for, and with, the singer, but Carey's own Maroon Entertainment will be managing her career.
Initial reports from outlets such as the New York Post's Page Six and the New York Daily News said Tuesday that Carey, 38, had dumped Medina, possibly Medina had been "courting" his former client (and reported Carey rival) Jennifer Lopez.
But Carey and Medina turned to E! to clear up the speculation and explain the terms of their new relationship.
"Press Reports have not been accurate," Carey said in a statement. "Benny Medina and I will continue to work together on projects both present and in the future. I'm looking forward to working with Benny on what we have been developing, and to his continued involvement in my creative life."
A source close to the situation tells E! that the revised deal is really driven by what Mariah feels is the best way to streamline her own company, Maroon Entertainment.
Medina, who recently parted ways with Usher, issued the following statement to us:
"Being as involved as I have been over the last five years, I am reminded how great teamwork leads to great success. This affords me the opportunity to work on some great projects with Mariah, including the upcoming tour, an HBO Christmas movie and a variety music show for CBS, as well as to pursue some of my other [productional] interests."
Mariah Sends Cease & Desist To Damizza
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 10-Sep-2008, 12:34AM EDT
Damizza has been served a Cease & Desist notice from Mariah's lawyers in connection with the pending release of his tell-all autobiography, "Guilty By Association." According to a press release sent by his co-writer Eddie Gurrola dated August 7, 2008, the book, reportedly scheduled for release at the end of this year, will be revealing the following about Mariah:
"In "Guilty By Association" readers will be treated to the behind-the-scenes stories of some of Mariah Carey's biggest hits -- and her incredible comeback after the disastrous "Glitter" fiasco, orchestrated through her triumphant post-9/11 Super Bowl performance. And for the first time anywhere, Damizza finally goes public with the ups and downs of the intense four-year personal relationship they shared and worked diligently to disguise from the world's press."
In a blog entry on his MySpace dated September 9, 2008, Damizza wrote:
"I think her lawyers think I'm gona say sumthing bad... 1 problem.. She wasn't mentioned on my blog.. Hmmmm"
You can view the scans of the Cease & Desist letter as posted on Damizza's MySpace below.
Rumor Mill: Benny Medina Fired?
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 09-Sep-2008, 8:46AM EDT
Mariah Carey is moving on from her manager, Benny Medina. Sources told Page Six that Carey had been unhappy with Medina - especially since she heard rumors that he was courting his former client, and her nemesis, Jennifer Lopez, again - and booted him on Friday. But Medina said, "I just had lunch with Mariah today. We're restructuring her company and streamlining it. That's all." If he ends up streamlining himself out of a job, Carey would be his third major loss this year - Tyra Banks and Usher both recently left him.
Fight Breaks Out At The Fashion Rocks Party
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 08-Sep-2008, 1:11PM EDT
Justin Timberlake narrowly missed being punched in the face after a fan sneaked into a VIP area to take his photo. The singer, who was celebrating his duet with Beyonce Knowles at the New York Fashion Rocks party earlier on Saturday evening, was forced to dive for cover when a brawl got out of hand at the city's Rainbow Bar. His minder had snatched the admirer's camera phone and tried to delete the picture before the woman's friends stepped in to defend her.
Beyonce, her sister Solange and Mariah Carey screamed in terror as champagne glasses were smashed, while Rihanna and Chris Brown tried to avoid the flying glass. Justin's bodyguard was later thrown out of the club.
SU2C Raises More Than $100 Million
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 07-Sep-2008, 4:52PM EDT
The "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon -- which aired on ABC, CBS and NBC simultaneously -- pushed money raised for research beyond $100 million. The starry tribute featured Patrick Swayze, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Jack Black, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Aniston, Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate, Katie Couric, Charles Gibson, Brian Williams and many others.
Preliminary ratings for the telethon put the average audience at 10.3 million for the hour.
The initiative started in late May and the money total reflects all the donations since then. If you want to be part of this uplifting effort, click here.
The SU2C Star Necklace The STAR necklace worn by Mariah and other "Just Stand Up" singers was exclusively designed by Jennifer Meyer to benefit Stand Up To Cancer.
The Star is a symbol of Stand Up To Cancer's Constellation. One can launch a star for anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis. All net proceeds from the purchase of the STAR go directly to Stand Up To Cancer.
Fan Video: "Just Stand Up" Live Performance
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 07-Sep-2008, 3:10PM EDT
Here's an actual, unedited live performance of "Just Stand Up" at Fashion Rocks in Radio City Music Hall, New York on Friday, September 5th. It's longer than what was aired on TV. It includes more ad libs from Mariah, and of the group's post-performance moments.
Fashion Rocks will air on Tuesday, September 9th at 9:00pm ET/PT on CBS.
Source: Sarkesian46 | Danny
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 07-Sep-2008, 1:31AM EDT
From the September 15th issue of In Touch magazine:
Nick wants to work with Mariah Carey again Nick Cannon is ready to mix business with pleasure -- but only if his wife, Mariah Carey, agrees. "Of course I would work with her!" Nick tells In Touch, but adds, "I am going to leave it up to her." In the meantime, he's keeping busy with his solo projects. "I've been working on some other stuff, so I don't think we'll do a record soon," says Nick, 27. Of course, their past job together turned out nicely for the couple -- they fell in love shortly after he starred in Mariah's music video for "Bye Bye." Something else they could do together? Nick says that he wouldn't mind having kids soon. "That would be a beautiful thing," he says.
And more scans. From Star, Life & Style, and Cosmopolitan magazines.
Photos: Mariah at Fashion Rocks After Party
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 07-Sep-2008, 1:30AM EDT
Mariah and Nick with Richard Beckman, President of Conde Nast Media Group, at the Conde Nast Media Group's 5th Annual Fashion Rocks after party at The Rainbow Room on September 5, 2008 in New York City.
And, Mariah & Nick leaving the party.
Mariah took to the stage at Radio City Music Hall for her performance during Fashion Rocks wearing a crystal and sequin skyline tulle gown from designer Pamella Roland's Fall 2008 collection.
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How Does "Just Stand Up" Count?
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 06-Sep-2008, 2:37PM EDT
Hi Fred, On the cover of the charity single "Just Stand Up!" literally all contributing singers are mentioned. Does this mean Billboard will also credit the single to every one of them?
So would the single, if it hits No. 1 in the United States, count toward Mariah Carey's total of No. 1s, thus making it her record-breaking 19th No. 1 hit? Holger R. Heinrich - Berlin, Germany
Dear Fred: "Just Stand Up!" is available to downland on iTunes and apparently is doing very well even before the concert takes place on Sept. 5. Since this a huge collaboration (the song includes 15 lead artists), what is going to happen if the song moves into the penthouse?
Would this mean a No. 1 hit for all of the artists? If so, would this be Mariah Carey's 19th No. 1? Fued N. Martin - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
The charity single "Just Stand Up!" enters The Billboard Hot 100 this week at No. 78, and as Fued points out, this is based on sales prior to the broadcast of the television benefit, "Stand Up for Cancer." The song is likely to take a huge jump after the multi-network broadcast, although whether it's going to take a record-setting 78-1 leap remains to be seen.
The official artist credit for this charity song is Artists Stand Up to Cancer. Since the individual artists are not listed by their own names (even if those names appear on the cover of the single), they would not receive credit for this hit as individual artists. That's the same way we treated the charity single "We Are the World," credited to USA for Africa.
It's a fair question to ask, but since this song was recorded with a higher purpose in mind, I don't think any of the artists involved are thinking about how this will affect their career totals on the Hot 100.
Meanwhile, the new Billboard Poll asks:
Billboard is celebrating the Hot 100's 50th anniversary. What do you think is the most impressive achievement in the chart's history?
The Beatles' record 20 No. 1s. Mariah Carey's hits spending a total of 79 weeks at No. 1, 20 weeks longer than any other artist. Ricky Nelson earning the first No. 1 with 1958's "Poor Little Girl." Elvis Presley scoring the most Hot 100 appearances with his 108 charting hits.
Photos: "Just Stand Up" Singers
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 05-Sep-2008, 6:28PM EDT
Thirteen of the most talented female performers joined together on the stage at Fashion Rocks to sing "Just Stand Up!" the worldwide charity single benefitting Stand Up To Cancer. The song was created and produced by LA Reid and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. (Group Picture Left to Right) Keyshia Cole, Leona Lewis. Fergie, Ciara, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Nicole Scherzinger at Conde Nast Media Group's Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall on September 5, 2008 in New York City.
"Luscious Pink" is Cosmo's Hottest Fall Fragrance
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 05-Sep-2008, 4:11AM EDT
In its October 2008 issue, Cosmopolitan names Mariah's new fragrance, "Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink," as one of the Top 5 Hottest Fragrances this Fall.
The magazine says of Mariah's fragrance:
If you're feeling flirty and feminine, go for sweet scents. Try Luscious Pink by Mariah Carey, $52.50
A full-page ad of "Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink" runs in the October 2008 issues of Glamour (page 57) and Lucky (page 95) magazines.
You can purchase "Luscious Pink" online at ElizabethArden.com or in-store at Macy's and other fine department stores.
Top Note: Mariah Carey
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 05-Sep-2008, 4:09AM EDT
Mariah Carey is a woman of extremes. There have been highs - most consistently, her five-octave voice, which pierces the whistle register - and lows, such as her much chronicled meltdown, which included a bizarre striptease on TRL in 2001. But, now, after 18 years on the charts, Carey, 38, is way up at the top of her game, where she reigns as the bestselling female recording artist of all time.
"I always knew what I wanted to do with my life," Carey recently told WWD. "My mother was an opera singer, and I'd been singing since I started talking and writing songs since I was 13."
And she's only gotten better with time. Add this to Carey's list of superlatives: She's written more number-one songs - "Touch My Body" off her latest album, "E=MC2," brought her total to 18 - than any other female producer and composer. Only the Beatles have had more number-one hits.
Of course, Carey has been known to show off assets aside from her voice - including her two fragrances with Elizabeth Arden. Her proclivity for less-is-more fashion - hemlines as high as her notes - borders on exhibitionism and just might trigger another creative outlet in design. "I love lingerie," said Carey. "I've been looking at doing something with that - but that's a whole different story."
Carey's first fragrance, M by Mariah Carey, was launched in September 2007 and climbed to the top of the sales charts. Her latest, Luscious Pink, is intended to show fans a more intimate look into her world and has just hit store shelves. "This scent is feminine, flirtatious and fun, and truly reflects where I am in my life now, after an incredible year," Carey told WWD in June (just weeks after marrying rapper-actor Nick Cannon).
Mariah to Guest on Rachael Ray
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 04-Sep-2008, 1:43PM EDT
Rachael Ray, which recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show, returns for its third season on Monday, September 8th with "Rachael Ray on Wheels," a full episode aboard a Double Decker bus in New York City.
This season, Rachael will continue to invite celebrity guests to pull up a chair to her kitchen table. Upcoming guests include: Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, Rosie O'Donnell, Mariah Carey, Dr. Phil, Robin McGraw, America Ferrara, Shannen Doherty, New Kids on the Block, Eva Mendes, Senator John McCain, Tyler Perry, Ty Pennington, Chandra Wilson, Joy Behar and many more.
Rachael Ray airs Monday through Friday on CBS. Click here for local show times.
Reminder: Vote for Mariah on the EMAs!
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 04-Sep-2008, 1:18PM EDT
The MTV Europe Music Awards is set to take place on November 6, 2008 in Liverpool, UK and nominee voting is now open! Voting is open to the public -- fans can vote for their favorite artist to become one of the Top 5 nominees!
Mariah is listed in four categories, namely, Ultimate Urban Act of 2008 Most Addictive Track - "Touch My Body" Album of the Year - E=MC²
Help Mariah get nominated for an award! Click on this link or the banner on right to vote for Mariah now! Nominee voting ends September 22nd.
Source: Rachel Bisdee - MTV International
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 04-Sep-2008, 12:01PM EDT
Below, find Mariah's chart positions in Billboard magazine issue dated September 13, 2008.
E=MC² Billboard 200 Albums: #86 (Last Week #76) Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #92 (Last Week #80) Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: #25 (Last Week #23) Sales this week: 6,259 (-11%) Total sales: 1,157,572
"Touch My Body" Billboard Hot Singles Sales: #49 (Last Week #50)
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Billboard Hot 100: #91 (Last Week #75) Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #61 (Last Week #50) Billboard Pop 100: #68 (Last Week #55) Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #47 (Last Week #42) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #53 (Last Week #45) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #53 (Last Week #45) Billboard Mainstream Top 40: #36 (Last Week #27) Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #22 (Last Week #16) Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop: #23 (Last Week #17) Billboard Canadian Hot 100: #80 (Last Week #69)
"I'm That Chick" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #96 (Last Week #98)
The Adventures of Mimi Billboard Top Music Video: #14 (Last Week #19)
Source: Billboard | MariahDailyJournal | 2m
Mariah News from Turkey
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 03-Sep-2008, 5:34AM EDT
Mariah is on the cover of the September issue of Elle Turkey. Below are scans.
A New Love, A New Body, A New Album Mariah Carey: A Vocal Goddess in Party Mood With a voice that never gets old, a young and sexy husband and an album on top of the charts, Mariah Carey has revealed that she's in the happiest part of her life. Dan Crane waited till midnight to unveil the secrets of the diva.
MTV Turkey will air Mariah's July 22nd appearance on TRL (promoting "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time") on Sept. 3 & 5 at 8pm; and Sept. 6 & 7 at 10am. The network will also air The Hills performances: "Touch My Body" and "We Belong Together" (originally aired on MTV US on March 24th) on Sept. 4 at 11:30am and Sept. 6 at 2:30pm.
In celebration of its second year online, MariahTurkiye is having a Song Contest. The theme is Mariah's eighteen #1 hits and the winner gets a copy of the "Touch My Body" CD single. The only rule is to be a member of the forum. Turkish fans can enter the contest here.
"Just Stand Up" To Feed Live From Fashion Rocks
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 02-Sep-2008, 5:43PM EDT
Conde Nast Media Group announced today that Ashanti, Carrie Underwood, Ciara, Fergie, Keyshia Cole, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield, and Sheryl Crow will join together on stage at Radio City Music Hall for the 5th Anniversary of FASHION ROCKS in a Live performance of "Just Stand Up," the unprecedented charity single in support of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a new initiative to raise philanthropic dollars for accelerating ground-breaking cancer research. The star-studded television premiere of the song will be fed live from the FASHION ROCKS stage to the Stand Up To Cancer's special, which will be airing simultaneously on ABC, CBS, and NBC on Friday, September 5th. Proceeds from the FASHION ROCKS concert will also be donated to the charity.
FASHION ROCKS, a star-studded extravaganza celebrating the relationship between fashion and music, will air the following Tuesday night, September 9, 2008 in a two-hour special on the CBS television network, 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT.
"Just Stand Up" Gets Worldwide Release
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 02-Sep-2008, 12:33PM EDT
"Just Stand Up" gets exclusive iTunes launch Charity single available now
Apple has announced that "Just Stand Up" a new star-studded charitable single has been released exclusively on all 22 iTunes Stores worldwide.
The single features fifteen female vocalists - Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Leona Lewis, LeAnn Rimes, and Carrie Underwood.
All proceeds from the sale of the single will go to the cancer charity Stand Up To Cancer that funds cutting-edge cancer research that hopes to bring rapid advances in the treatment of patients and the prevention of cancer in those individuals who are at risk.
Mariah to Appear on UNCF's Tribute to Patti LaBelle
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 02-Sep-2008, 6:41AM EDT
UNCF -- the United Negro College Fund -- finalized its lineup of presenters and performers scheduled to appear on its 30th anniversary annual television special, "An Evening of Stars Tribute to Patti LaBelle." Super Station WGN's Merri Dee, Vivica A. Fox, "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Kevin Frazier, Tom Joyner, BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee, LisaRaye McCoy, Duane Martin, Mo'Nique, Shemar Moore, Holly Robinson Peete, "Access Hollywood's" Shaun Robinson, Dr. Ian Smith of VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club," Raven-Symone and Essence Cares founder Susan Taylor are among those slated to appear when the annual UNCF celebration of educational excellence is taped Sept. 13 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The show will air in January as a syndicated fund-raiser.
UNCF also announced that Mario and Big Daddy Kane will join fellow performers Yolanda Adams, Anita Baker, Wayne Brady, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Brian McKnight and Dionne Warwick for its salute to LaBelle. Beyonce, Wyclef Jean and Mariah Carey will make taped appearances.
From Digital Spy: Mariah Carey "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Released on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 By Nick Levine, Music Editor
The third single from her E=MC² album sticks rigidly to the formula that made Mariah a superstar again after the Glitter fiasco: midtempo R&B beats, cooing choruses and a vocal performance that's surprisingly restrained from a woman with eight octaves at her disposal and noone to tell her what to do.
Yet, in spite of its predictability, 'I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time' still makes for a satisfying listen, sounding classy, effortless and as summery as a glass of rosé in the garden after a work. Plus, as with most things Mariah does these days, there's an intriguing hint of strangeness lurking just beneath the surface - who else would name a song about eternal devotion after a line from Full Metal Jacket?
From Manchester Evening News: Mariah Carey - I'll Be Lovin' You Long Time (Mercury) By Glenn Meads September 1, 2008
Touch My Body may not have been the best single to launch the brilliant E=MC², but this soulful sure-fire hit more than makes up for it.
With an old skool backing and wonderfully rich vocals (but not overdone) this is Mariah at her very best.
Summer may have faded quicker than your non-existent tan, but Ms Carey will ensure that she brings sunshine direct to your iPod with this superb single. Released on September 1.
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is now available for download at iTunes UK for £0.79. It is currently at #77 on Top 100 Pop Songs.