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Tommy Mottola Apologizes To Ex-Wife Mariah Carey

1/31/2013 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...

Thalia Welcomes Baby Boy

6/27/2011 9:05am EDT
Music mogul Tommy Mottola has become a father for a fourth time after his Mexican superstar wife Thalia gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday.

The couple welcomed a son weighing seven pounds, 14 ounces, in New York and a representative confirmed the happy news to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, saying, "All are well and they couldn't be any happier."

The little boy's name has yet to be revealed.

Mottola, who divorced pop superstar Mariah Carey in 1998 and married the Latina singer/actress in 2000, has two children, Michael and Sarah, from a previous relationship, as well as...

Fans Want Quincy Jones To Replace Simon Cowell On 'American Idol'

4/29/2010 8:43am EDT
Quincy Jones
Music mogul Quincy Jones has emerged as the fan favorite to replace Simon Cowell when the Brit departs "American Idol" this summer.

TV Guide magazine put forward 10 potential candidates for the soon-to-be vacant chair Cowell fills as a judge on the hit show, asked readers to vote for their favorite.

Forty percent of voters chose producer Jones ahead of former "Idol" star Adam Lambert, Jamie Foxx and Mariah Carey's ex-husband, former music boss Tommy Mottola.

The other six potential candidates were fellow music moguls Jimmy Iovine and Steve Lillywhite, who has launched an online campaign ...

Can 'American Idol' Survive Without Simon Cowell?

2/3/2010 11:00am EST
Can Idol Survive Without Simon Cowell
When the news started to break last month at the TCA's that Simon Cowell would be leaving American Idol at the end of this season to focus on his sister project, The X Factor, it felt like just a bad joke. But when he pulled out a pen and signed a contract in front of reporters, the showrunners, and the network, things suddenly weren't so funny at all. With Idol's recent casting shakeups (Paula Abdul heading out and Ellen Degeneres coming in but not until Hollywood week), the show's once-stellar ratings seemed less-than secure as it was. Now add this piece of news on top of it, and reality ...

5 Sexy Latinas From Abroad

8/19/2009 12:50pm EDT
Sexy Latinas
Stateside it is a pleasure to have talented and gorgeous American born Latinas in the entertainment business to capture our attention such as Eva Longoria-Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Rosario Dawson or Eva Mendes; however, it is just as appealing when we encounter sexy Latinas from abroad who take Hollywood by storm. Five such ladies include:

1. Shakira (32)

No one could be a sexier fit for the number one spot than this Barranquilla, Colombia born singer and dance diva. Have you seen her latest video "She Wolf?" If not, then you better get to it because this girl is comfortable in her ...

Turn Up the Music, Tune Out the Business

7/15/2008 9:00am EDT
In Rainbows
Notice: that song bumping out of your stereo is a product, you a client. You are not a fan; you are a customer. You do not enjoy the music so much as you consume it as the business of it all consumes you. Your radio, boombox, iPod, they are nothing but a digital car lot, and Clive Davis, Damon Dash, and Tommy Mottola are nothing but salespersons. Hear that bass? It does not thwump your knees in a two-step rhythm; it pumps them forward, out the door and into your local record store. "Buy! Buy! Buy!" cries the chorus. "Buy! Buy! Buy!" wails the guitar. Buy, buy, bye integrity.

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