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Da Brat on Mariah Carey's first marriage: 'It's like she was trapped'

March 10th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Mariah Carey
Rapper Da Brat has opened up about her close friend Mariah Carey's previous marriage to music executive Tommy Mottola, claiming the singer was constantly monitored by cameras at the couple's lavish home.

The Funkdafied hitmaker first met the Hero superstar while working on the remix to Carey's hit Always Be My Baby in 1995, and they have collaborated on numerous tracks ever since.

Da Brat has now recalled her first meeting with Carey to Billboard magazine, revealing she immediately felt a connection with her.

She recalls, "I felt like she was just like me, but she had to keep it shielded...

Lindsay Lohan hits recording studio again

December 17th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan wants to reignite her music career.
The 27-year-old actress, who released her debut album, 'Speak' in December 2004, is interested in moving on from her pop past and spent some time experimenting with Electronic Dance Music (EDM) tracks in a recording studio in New York City last weekend.
A source told gossip website that Lindsay, who signed a recording contract with Casablanca Records, headed by Tommy Mottola in 2004, is eager to ink a new deal with a label but hasn't signed anything yet.
The insider said that 'The Canyons' star has also been in touch with her friends...

Tommy Mottola and Thalia renew vows after 13 years

December 3rd, 2013 3:20am EST
Tommy Mottola
Mariah Carey's ex-husband Tommy Mottola has renewed his wedding vows with his second wife, Mexican star Thalia.

The record executive and the singer/actress walked down the aisle for a second time in a private ceremony in New York City's St. Patrick's Cathedral on Monday (02Dec13).

It came exactly 13 years since they exchanged vows for the first time in the same church.

Their two children, Sabrina and Matthew, were also present at the nuptials.

However, the renewal was a more refined affair than in 2000 - the pair shut down Fifth Avenue for their wedding day in anticipation for the arriv...

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...

Thalia Welcomes Baby Boy

June 27th, 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'

April 29th, 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?

February 3rd, 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 ...

Simon Cowell Wants Mariah Carey's Ex For 'X Factor'

January 15th, 2010 9:31am EST
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell is hoping to sit alongside Mariah Carey's ex-husband Tommy Mottola when he launches his British talent show "The X Factor" in the U.S.

The tough-talking music mogul quit his role as a judge on American Idol this week to concentrate on taking his U.K. singing contest stateside.

And he already has several stars in mind to join him on the show's judging panel - including Mottola, Paula Abdul, and British singer Cheryl Cole.

Cowell tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "On X Factor, you get to mentor the artists, so you have more of a role. It's frustrating sometimes ...

Rosie O'Donnell: 'New Girlfriend Is Lovely'

January 5th, 2010 8:49am EST
Rosie O
Rosie O'Donnell has gone public with her new romance, telling listeners of her satellite radio show her new girlfriend, Tracy Kachtick-Anders, is a "lovely, lovely, lovely person."

The actress-turned-radio and TV personality officially split from her wife Kelli Carpenter last year, and now she's dating mother-of-six Kachtik-Anders.

The new couple was spotted holding hands during a day out last month and now O'Donnell admits the fuss about her love life has been strange and a little disconcerting.

During her Rosie Radio show on Monday, O'Donnell said, "Did anybody hear I have a n...

5 Sexy Latinas From Abroad

August 19th, 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 ...

Mariah Carey Made Cannon Wait Until Marriage Before Sex?

November 9th, 2008 9:22am EST
Mariah Carey
Pop superstar Mariah Carey made husband Nick Cannon wait for two months before they first had sex - because she wanted to wait until she was a married woman.

The Hero hit-maker wed rapper/actor Cannon in the Bahamas in April after a whirlwind romance. But Carey, who was previously married to Sony Records boss Tommy Mottola, insisted they refrained from complete intimacy until they had exchanged vows.

She says, "It's not that we had no intimacy. It's just me, and my feelings. I definitely don't want to push it on anybody else. But we both have similar beliefs, and I just thought ...

Turn Up the Music, Tune Out the Business

July 15th, 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.

Don't like...

Mariah Carey Wanted To Be 'Kidnapped'

July 9th, 2008 3:49pm EDT
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey was so depressed before rushing down the aisle with new husband Nick Cannon, she often dreamed of being "kidnapped" from her loveless life. The R&B superstar wed toyboy Cannon in April after a whirlwind six-week romance, and admits they didn't want to hear from family and friends who thought the wedding was premature.

And the star admits love woes stemming from her first marriage to music executive Tommy Mottola led her to daydream of a fairytale romance.

She tells the U.S. edition of Elle magazine, "When I was in an unhappy place in my life ... I always wanted to be ...

Mariah Carey Steps Out As Mrs. Nick Cannon

May 9th, 2008 12:37pm EDT
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey and rapper/actor Nick Cannon stepped out together for the first time as husband and wife when they hit the Time 100 party in New York City on Thursday night.

The couple, who exchanged nuptials in a surprise wedding last week at the singer's mansion in the Bahamas, showed off their wedding rings as they mingled with other celebrity guests at the event hosted by Time magazine.

It is the second marriage for Carey, who split from Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola in 1997 after four years together. Cannon called off his engagement to model Selita Ebanks last year af...

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Wed?

May 1st, 2008 2:39pm EDT
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey has married Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony, according to a number of Spanish-speaking websites. The singer has been dating Cannon since he teamed up with her in a new video - and the couple have dodged rumors they recently became engaged after Carey was spotted wearing a diamond on her wedding finger.

According to various Latin websites, the couple wed on Wednesday. Sources close to Cannon claim the nuptials were "very impulsive" and the ceremony was attended by rapper Da Brat

Carey married Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola in 1993 - but divorced five years...

Is Mariah Carey Engaged?

April 28th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey has sparked rumors she is engaged to boyfriend Nick Cannon after sporting a ring on her wedding finger at the TriBeCa Film Festival.

The singer has been dating Cannon since he teamed up with her in a new video.

Both stars are at the film festival in New York to promote their movies; Cannon's basketball film Ball Don't Lie and Carey's Tennessee.

The couple made every attempt not to be spotted together at the festival. But Carey was happy to pose for photographs with a diamond ring on her wedding finger, adding to speculation she is to marry for the second time.

Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Play 'Cat-And-Mouse' At Tribeca

April 28th, 2008 9:17am EDT
Mariah Carey
The pressure is piling on Mariah Carey to confirm her romance with actor Nick Cannon, after they played a cat-and-mouse game at the Tribeca Film Festival to avoid being spotted together. Both stars had movies premiering at the event on Saturday night; Cannon's basketball film Ball Don't Lie and Carey's Tennessee.

They duly took to the red carpet to promote their own pictures in different parts of town - but Cannon dashed past photographers and reporters at his big night, avoiding questions about his relationship with the superstar. He then skipped his own afterparty, so he could join C...

Mariah Carey Compares Marriage To Kidnapping

April 22nd, 2008 4:22pm EDT
Mariah Carey
Pop superstar Mariah Carey has likened her failed marriage to music mogul Tommy Mottola to a "kidnapping", insisting she was trapped in a doomed relationship.

The "Hero" hitmaker wed Mottola - the former Sony label boss credited with discovering her - in 1993, but the couple split four years later and divorced in 1998.

And Carey, who was 23 when the pair wed, admits the marriage was one of her biggest mistakes.

She says, "I think one of my mistakes was getting married so young. I got married to Tommy Mottola under a lot of pressure. I don't know how you would describe my m...

Is Mariah Carey Dating Nick Cannon?

April 3rd, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Mariah Carey
Superstar Mariah Carey is secretly dating actor Nick Cannon, according to reports. The pair hooked up after Cannon starred in a music video for the singer's new album E=MC2, a friend tells the National Enquirer.

And the source claims Carey is keen to keep the romance under wraps: "Mariah is the master when it comes to keeping her relationships secret. Even though she's a big star, she likes to keep her private life to herself."

Carey's exes include record boss Tommy Mottola, rapper Eminem and singer Luis Miguel. Cannon was last known to be dating actress Zulay Henao, after breakin...

Mariah Carey: 'Marriage Prevented Me From Feeling Like A Star'

March 20th, 2008 8:53am EDT
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey has never felt like a superstar because her marriage to music mogul Tommy Mottola prevented her from feeling "empowered" as an artist. The Heatbreaker star has often spoken out about her five-year marriage to the former chairman of Sony Music, claiming married life with Mottola was restrictive - comparing the 58-year-old to "a strict father".

The singer, who divorced Mottola in 1998, has penned a track about the turbulent relationship for her new album E=MC². She tells Parade magazine, "I see other people who have one hit and they're already thinking they're the biggest s...

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