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Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Shut Down Disneyland To Renew Wedding Vows, Celebrate Twins' Birthday

May 2nd, 2013 6:38pm EDT
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary by in style: by shutting down California's Disneyland park and renewing their vows.

"I love you @Nick Cannon shut down Disneyland," Mariah tweeted before the fairy tale celebration.

Carey and daughter Monroe were picked up at the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Cinderella's horse-drawn crystal carriage and were met on Main Street by Cannon and son Moroccan.

The family made their way to the front of Sleeping Beauty's castle where they held a short ceremony before 250 guests, according to ET.com.

The couple also cele...
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Mariah Carey's 'New Era' Of Music Begins With Tease Of New Single 'Beautiful,' Featuring Miguel

April 26th, 2013 11:08am EDT
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey has teamed up with 2013 Grammy-winning R&B singer Miguel Miguel A. Nunez for her latest single, "Beautiful." The two singers released a 25-second teaser video for the song on Friday, starting some early buzz for the new song, which drops in just over a week.

The new single is expected to feature on Mariah's upcoming 14th studio album, which is due later this year. She's enlisted lots of help for the new disc as well, her first since 2009's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," bringing in a number of big-name producers like Jermaine Dupri, The-Dream and Rodney Jerkins.

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Report: 'Idol' Producers Tried To Axe Mariah Carey, Bring Back Jennifer Lopez

April 24th, 2013 10:01am EDT
Jennifer Lopez & Mariah Carey
"American Idol" is in trouble - so much so that FOX executives reportedly hatched a plan to dump Mariah Carey halfway through the current season and bring back former judge Jennifer Lopez.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Carey's team threatened legal action after learning of the plot, which was then abandoned by the network.

A FOX spokesperson commented: "This is just another ridiculous Idol judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale."

The show's producer, Nigel Lythgoe, added: "I have not been included in any conversation regarding replacing Mariah wi...
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'American Idol' Recap: A Lot Of Stalling On Motown Night With Top 8

March 28th, 2013 11:04am EDT
Janelle Arthur on AMERICAN IDOL
There’s one thing very certain about this season so far. It’s not that a girl is going to win. It’s not that the competition is stacked in the female’s favor. It’s not that this is the worst season for talent since the Jordin Sparks year. It’s none of that. No, the biggest certainty this year is that Mariah Carey is the worst judge on this show since Ellen.

It’s not that what she says is wrong. It’s that she doesn’t say anything. The hardest part about writing this column this season is trying to pick a sound byte out of Mariah’s insipid ramblings. She just never comments on the contestant...
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'American Idol' Recap: The Girls Dominate Again On Beatles Night

March 21st, 2013 12:52pm EDT
Amber Holcomb
There’s a lot to be excited about based on last night’s ‘American Idol’ and it doesn’t have anything to do with the members of the final nine.

Why would we care about them when we get to see a brand new song by Carly Rae Jepsen in just a short two months time? We even get to help her write the lyrics. And if her entire album (yes, there is one) is any indication of the types of songs this Canadian pixie likes to record, then aspiring lyricists should mention the previous evening and their desire to either kiss or hold hands with a potential lover. It’s all set.

Sadly, that news couldn’t b...
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'Bachelor' Sean Lowe & Other Celebs Who Abstained From Sex Before Marriage

March 18th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
The latest "Bachelor," Sean Lowe, has been making headlines for his vow to abstain from sex until he marries his bride Catherine Giudici.

Lowe, 29, told People magazine: "I lived life kind of selfishly for a long time, and I reached a point where I was tired of being selfish. I wanted to live my life the way I know it to be right. It's a personal choice for me."

He told television show "ET," "I'm going to turn it over to God. I'm going to do it his way for once. I'm glad I made that decision." Lowe also said his fiancee is "100 percent supportive" of the decision.

He isn't the only high-...
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'American Idol' Recap: Curtis Finch, Jr. Exits + Power Rankings

March 15th, 2013 11:49am EDT
'American Idol' Recap: Curtis Finch, Jr. Exits
One week in and the producers’ definitely got their wish.

This season it’s very apparent that the creators of ‘Idol’ and all concerned behind the scenes are desperate to get off the Cute Guy With Guitar treadmill and finally get a female back to the top of ‘Idol’ mountain for the first time since Jordin Sparks beat that beat box guy so many years ago.

The producers only had one real problem in their quest for a winner without a Y Chromone: Curtis Finch, Jr. – the best male singer by far. His smooth soul voice and slick stage presence may have been enough to spoil the ladies’ party, and th...
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'American Idol' Recap: Candice And Angela Own The Top 10

March 14th, 2013 12:18pm EDT
Curtis Finch, Jr. performs on AMERICAN IDOL
Tonight should have been the ‘American Idol’ producers’ dream come true.

Was every performance spectacular? No. Did they manage to book a huge special guest? No way. Did Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell reveal they’d secretly been having an affair this entire time? Not even that.

No! Nicki Minaj was late! That means they had the opportunity do what this show does best: fill, Fill, FILL!

The possibilities were endless. Ryan could have recited a poem about each contestant, Randy could have seen how many women he could call “dude” consecutively, Keith and Mariah could have a competition to sa...
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Mariah Carey Squeezes Into A Lace Mini Dress At 'American Idol' Finalists Party

March 8th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey attended the "American Idol" season 12 finalists party at The Grove in Los Angeles on Thursday, and she looked fierce!

The pop star showed off her curves in a tight, black lace mini dress with sheer shoulder sleeves. She paired the look with peep toe heels.

The singer's hair is blonde these days, and she wore it in loose waves over her shoulders.

Carey's husband Nick Cannon was recently cast to play former drug kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross in an upcoming biopic. The couple seem to enjoy working on reality TV shows: Cannon is returning to host "America's Got Talent" season ei...
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'American Idol' Recap: Power Ranking The Top 10

March 8th, 2013 12:07pm EST
American Idol Top 10
This year will be ‘Idol’s’ hardest to handicap in half-a-decade. Without a cute guy playing an acoustic guitar poorly on which to rely, this year’s power rankings promises to be as topsy as it is turvy. In other words, this should be the most exciting completion in years, if it weren’t for the fact that there isn’t really a standout performer that’s worth feeling excitement about.

Oh well, at least it will be changeable.

But before we get to the power rankings, there’s the matter of last night’s 90-minute results show travesty to discuss. Even worse, one recappers ill-fated decision to wa...
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'American Idol' Recap: Curtis Finch Jr. Stands Out In Top 10 Men Semi-Final

March 7th, 2013 12:07pm EST
'American Idol' Recap: Curtis Finch Jr. The Only Standout In Top
The guys of this season’s ‘American Idol’ need no introduction, mostly because they don’t deserve an introduction. They’re just a bunch of mediocre talents with one standout. None of whom the producers particularly want to win.

So who was the best of the worst? Read on to find out.

Elijah Liu Sang “Stay” by Rihanna

Keith Said: I thought that was a really great start to the show.

Nicki Said: I think I would be willing to stay.

Randy Said: It never left first gear. It just lay there flat.

Mariah Said: I liked this a lot. I felt it was one of your better performances.

The Verdict:

He...
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'American Idol' Recap: Semi-Finals Go Live With Top Ten Girls

March 6th, 2013 11:11am EST
Breanna Steer performs in front of the judges on AMERICAN IDOL
It’s clear this year that the producers want a girl to win. They’re craving it. They’re desperate for it. They’re so in need of a girl to snap the cute guy with guitar streak that there isn’t even a cute guy with a guitar to be seen this year! Or even one with much talent.

That leaves last night’s performers with the staunch task of justifying the producers’ stacking this season’s lineup in the females’ favor. So who answered the producers calls and who left them hanging?

Let’s find out, shall we?

Zoanette Sang “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” by Tina Turner

Keith Said: I love the way y...
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Mariah Carey Celebrated Valentine's Day With Hubby Nick Cannon, Bubble Bath With Her Pooch

February 15th, 2013 3:00pm EST
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon are romantics, and the pop star showed just how much with a series of photos from her Valentine's Day festivities.

In her first Twitter post, the singer wrote: "Happy Valentine's Day lovers!!!! Our valentine's day began last night...TBC: ) @NickCannon pic.twitter.com/nYYtJjwW."

The photo shows the couple, presumably in their New York City digs, kissing in sillhouette with the Empire State building in the background. Beautiful!

She later posted a photo of herself in the bathtub: "Getting ready for my Valentines Rendezvous consumed by bubbles.. Oh...
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Tommy Mottola Apologizes To Ex-Wife Mariah Carey

January 31st, 2013 2:28pm EST
Tommy Mottola
Record executive Tommy Mottola has apologized to his ex-wife Mariah Carey for appearing controlling while trying to help launch the superstar's career during the 1990s.

The former Sony Music Entertainment boss married a then-23-year-old Carey in 1993, but their relationship was short-lived and they divorced five years later.

Each time the Hero hit-maker has reflected on their union, she has accused Mottola of being restrictive and trying to regulate her every move, previously stating, "I understand him not wanting me to go out and hang out all night, but going to a spa with friends ever...
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'American Idol' Recap: Inspiration And Embarrassment in San Antonio And L.A.

January 31st, 2013 11:05am EST
Contestant Savannah Votion
 

With no fighting to write about, I’m having trouble with these introductions. Suddenly this is a singing show again, with good auditions, bad auditions and auditions that last an entire act break while a duo refuses to leave despite being rejected continuously. Leading to these bits from the judges:

Randy: I’m trying to save your lives here.

Mariah: Here’s a basic rule of harmonizing: So the other person can stay on pitch also.

That’s about all the sniping we got tonight, I’m afraid. Let’s just get to the auditions.

The Three Best Auditions

Savannah

This was the single mom who came...
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Nicki Minaj Walks Off 'American Idol' After Feud With... Randy Jackson?!

January 24th, 2013 3:03pm EST
American Idol
Last night was supposed to be the American Idol episode we were waiting for: Nicki Minaj would finally have her spat with Mariah Carey. However, instead we got her argument with a different judge.

Soon after taping started on the new season, a video was leaked of Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey getting into a shouting match after a contestant's tryout. 

So when promotions for the upcoming episode hinted at Minaj fighting and leaving the set, we figured we were finally going to see the infamous showdown. Instead, we got Nicki walking off set after getting angry with Randy Jackson.

Jackson wa...
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'American Idol' Recap: A Blow-by-Blow of Nicki vs. Mariah

January 24th, 2013 7:59am EST
AMERICAN IDOL
And here’s when it all went down.

It took nothing more than a girl to say she used to sing country music to turn Nicki Minaj into a rambling crazy person. Well, even more of a rambling crazy person than she normally is. I wasn’t anything like that to be the moment that spurred the fight that dominated tabloids back when they filmed these auditions, but apparently Ms. Minaj can’t deal with constructive criticism…directed at others.

Let’s backtrack. A pretty girl with a pretty voice and the pretty name Summer (see more below) came in for her audition and mentioned she sang country music for...
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Mariah Carey Is Grateful For Motherhood

January 20th, 2013 10:30am EST
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey has publicly thanked her husband Nick Cannon for persuading her to become a mom - because now she can't imagine life without the couple's twins Moroccan and Monroe.

The pop superstar admits that having kids wasn't always on the cards for her and it took marriage to Cannon to change her mind.

She tells In Touch magazine, "I never thought I'd experience motherhood. My career was my life... When you find the right person, you go through it."
 
The twins were born 21 months ago and Carey admits she's still smitten with her babies: "(Moroccan) is my little buddy. We watch movies ...
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'American Idol' Recap: New Season, New Judges, New Fighting

January 17th, 2013 9:34am EST
AMERICAN IDOL
This year’s ‘Idol’ is going to be a battle of the producers vs. the publicists.

The constant bickering and fighting between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey is likely to cause both parties to emit fluids. While the publicists sweat, hoping that their clients will stop making themselves look bad and possibly alienate an America that doesn’t want to see rich people fight for no reason and be unpleasant, the producers are salivating. Their mouths watering at the prospect of a season that renews a judge rivalry extinct since Simon and Paula stopped yelling at each other almost five years ago.

The...
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Nicki Minaj Talks Mariah Carey Fued On 'Ellen': 'I Overcompensated By Being Crazier'

January 15th, 2013 4:03pm EST
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj revealed that one of her defense mechanisms is getting crazy, which is why she exploded at Mariah Carey in an infamous American Idol video.

While talking to Ellen DeGeneres on her show, Minaj said she didn't believe all of the rumors over Carey being furious about her hiring. However, it didn't take long for Minaj to feel "a little bit of the shade."

Nicki responded to Carey by getting "crazy," telling Ellen, "I just kind of overcompensated by being crazier. If you know somebody maybe doesn’t like you, now you’re going to really go in... it’s like a defense mechanism, it’s r...
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Mariah Carey Talks Nicki Minaj Feud And 'American Idol'

January 9th, 2013 9:38am EST
Mariah Carey singing at the Christmas tree lighting in Rockefell
When Fox presented a panel on American Idol to the Television Critics Association, many reporters wanted some dirt about the reported feud between new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. The singers assured reporters they had mended fences, and didn’t want to go into detail. Carey herself preferred to focus on the Idol contestants.

“The whole thing is convoluted,” Carey said. “It’s a distraction from the show and from the contestants and I think it’s unfair to them. It shouldn’t be about any of us sitting up here.”

Carey has collaborated with Minaj in the music world as well. “Nicki and ...
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Mariah Carey Discusses Nicki Minaj's Threats On 'American Idol'

January 8th, 2013 6:07pm EST
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey felt she was right to hire more security following her publicized spat with Nicki Minaj while on the set of American Idol.

In an interview with Barbara Walters for ABC's Nightline, Carey says, "It felt like an unsafe work environment. Anytime anybody's reeling threats at somebody, you know, it's not appropriate. I'm a professional. I'm not used to that type of environment.

"I just felt it [hiring more security] was the appropriate thing to do. Sitting there on the road with two babies, I'm not going to take any chances." Carey has claimed that the cameras didn't catch one of ...
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Mariah Carey Is A Red Hot Mama In Australian Bikini Pic

January 8th, 2013 3:00pm EST
Mariah Carey Red Bikini
Mariah Carey, 42, showed off her busty and toned body in a bright red bikini while on tour in Australia last week. The singer took to Instagram to share the photo of herself in the two-piece swimsuit and a very short denim skirt.

Carey, her husband Nick Cannon, and their children are traveling down under together after spending Christmas in Aspen, Colorado.

After giving birth to twins Monroe and Moroccan nearly two years ago, the pop star lost a staggering 70 pounds. We don't blame her for showing off some skin!

The singer is one of the new judges on the new season of "American Idol," al...
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Mariah Carey's Tour Slammed By Critics Down Under

January 7th, 2013 10:43am EST
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey has been hit with a slew of lackluster reviews after wrapping up her bumpy tour of Australia over the weekend, with critics labeling the singer's shows "awkward", "unrehearsed" and "uneven".

The pop superstar jetted Down Under after Christmas to ring in the New Year with a series of shows in the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.

However, the opening show of the tour at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on New Year's Day got off to a miserable start - Carey came on stage late and the performance was marred by sound problems.

She even stopped the concert to as...
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A Voluptuous Mariah Carey Wears A Low-Cut Red & Silver Frock For Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Gig

November 28th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Mariah Carey
Va va voom! A very curvy Mariah Carey taped her performance for the tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City on Tuesday, and she showed off her holiday spirit in two sexy gowns.

First the singer wore a short red and silver frock that revealed ample cleavage. She paired it with bright red gloves and sparkling silver shoes while singing into a crystal covered microphone.

The icon also wore a shimmering silver gown with a fur stole and a giant flower in her hair. When it comes to making a statement on stage, Mariah knows how to do it in style.

The singer has been busy p...
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Photos: Mariah Carey, Victoria Justice, Lucy Hale & More Rock The TeenNick HALO Awards

November 19th, 2012 11:30am EST
Mariah Carey
On Saturday, Mariah Carey supported her husband Nick Cannon at his TeenNick HALO awards at the Hollywood Palladium. Stars such as Ne-Yo and Nicole Richie also helped recognize young volunteers at the fourth annual event.

Cannon launched the Nickelodeon bash in 2009 to honor teenagers who are making a difference in their communities by "helping and leading others."

"Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale and and Nicklelodeon actress Victoria Justice presented awards, while Carey told reporters how proud she was of her husband for hosting and spearheading the event.

She explained, "I'm super ...
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Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Her Feud With Mariah Carey

November 12th, 2012 11:37am EST
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has used her reality TV show to air her side of her notorious feud with fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey in October.

The stars were filming an audition for the program when they became embroiled in a heated argument over a contestant, with the rapper unleashing a foul-mouthed tirade at Carey.

Footage of the bust-up leaked online and reports suggested Minaj raged off-camera, "If I had a gun I would shoot her (Carey)," but the Starships hit-maker has now opened up about the feud, claiming she was "egged on" by her rival.

In her reality show Nicki Minaj: My Truth, whic...
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Mariah Carey Releases New Single To Celebrate Obama's Victory

November 7th, 2012 5:03pm EST
Music veteran Mariah Carey has released a new track in honour of Barack Obama's re-election as the President of the United States.

On Nov 7, Barack Obama was re-elected as the President of the United States, defeating Republican rival Mitt Romney and he will be serving his second term as President of the United States for the next four years (from 2012 to 2016). Mariah Carey has been known to be a staunch supporter of Obama, and she is not the only celebrity rooting for the 51 year old leader - Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have also shown their support by performing at Obama's rallies as wel...
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Spotted: Mariah Carey & Her Cute Spectacled Daughter In NYC

October 23rd, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey carried her daughter Monroe while out and about in Tribeca, New York City, yesterday. The 18-month-old looked adorable in a pair of pink glasses while clutching a stuffed bunny rabbit. Carey wore a black dress, knee-high boots, and a blue scarf.

Monroe has a twin brother named Moroccan, and Carey and her husband Nick Cannon reportedly nicknamed them "Roc and Roe" (check out our list of the craziest celebrity baby names!)

Mariah and Nick have a special room most kids would envy - they created their own Wonka Candy Room in their Los Angeles mansion. The space is filled with Ner...
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Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Create Candy Room At Home

October 21st, 2012 9:44pm EDT
Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon have indulged in their love of sweet treats by creating their own Wonka Candy Room in their Los Angeles home.

The America's Got Talent host admits he is addicted to sugary snacks and he loves to spend time in the part of the house he's nicknamed Cannon Land so he can munch on candy all day long.

He tells Us Weekly magazine, "I always dreamed of having a candy room. Sugar is my first love!"

The colorful space features buckets full of Cannon's favorite Nerds and his superstar wife's SweeTarts, sweet and sour candies, as well as a fun photobooth.

An...
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