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Mariah Carey Accused Of Cheating ‘Underpaid’ Ex-Employee Out Of Owed Wages

December 19th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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An impending divorce isn’t the only legal matter that needs Mariah Carey’s attention. The troubled singer is also being dragged to court by a former employee.

According to the Daily Mail, Ysler Oliver, 50, is alleging that she was frequently overworked and “underpaid” by the diva. In her lawsuit, Oliver is generous with the number of allegations she hurls at Carey.

She began working as the star’s assistant in March 2007 and eventually quit in June of 2014. Over the course of her 7-year employment stint, Oliver alleges that she frequently worked 16-hour days, completing tasks such as cleaning Mimi’s Tribeca apartment, packing her suitcases, tending to her “personal needs,” traveling with her, answering phones, taking care of the singer’s relatives and friends, arranging for repairs and services to be done on her home and more.

While nothing really stands out about the tasks mentioned, as they seem to fit the job description of a personal assistant, the reason that Oliver decided to call foul is because she claims that she is owed time and a half for the extended hours that she worked the singer, but she was never offered a dime extra.

“My client put her family’s life on hold while tending to Mariah Carey’s family, and Mariah repaid her by underpaying her,” said Oliver’s attorney Matthew Bilt. “My client is a very hardworking woman who treated Mariah and her family like her own, working all hours of the day and night. Even celebrities are required to abide by the law.”

Due to employment laws, Oliver should have been paid time and a half for the weeks that she worked more than 40 hours.

“[Carey] should have been aware that . . . the practices were unlawful,” the lawsuit argues.

The figure that she is requesting in her suit has not been disclosed, but Bilt has said that she’s asking for a “significant amount of money.”

Mimi’s spokesperson Cindi Berger insists that she has no knowledge of Oliver’s lawsuit.

“I can’t comment on anything that I’m not aware of and we haven’t heard anything about this lawsuit,” said Berger.

Nick Cannon Says That He’s Not Ready To Date

December 9th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Nick Cannon dating rumors have been swirling ever since it was first confirmed that he and wife, Mariah Carey, would be ending their six-year marriage. The rumor mill has linked him to both Amber Rose, who is also currently going through a divorce, and “Wild N’ Out” model Brittany Dailey. However, the father of two insists that he’s nowhere near ready to begin dating again.

“I’m dating no one. I’m not even ready for that right now. I’m just trying to focus on my family and my children,” the actor told CNN.

Nick also admitted that he didn’t even really want to confirm their split to the public, but after a while, felt like he needed to.

“I never wanted to step out there and confirm or deny because it really wasn’t anyone else’s business,” he continued. “You have to speak on things because people are curious.”

And as he has done in previous interviews, Nick expressed that he, Mariah and the twins will always be a family and that they’re handling the divorce as a family would.

“We’re family and we’re human. We’re dealing with this as a family and we’ll forever be a family.”

They definitely appear to be handling things in a mature way. It’s even been reported that the foursome spent Thanksgiving together.

Mariah Carey’s Rep Defends “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Performance, Says Voice Heard On Shocking Isolated Track Isn’t Carey’s

December 8th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We know that Mariah Carey has been having some issues with her voice lately. Specifically, she was widely criticized for her performance of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” for Christmas In Rockefeller Center, and the tree lighting ceremony that is part of it. She sounded a bit off during the performance that we saw, and she sounded way off when the isolated vocals from that performance leaked. Without the musical accompaniment, background singers and noise from the audience, she just couldn’t seem to hit those high notes we’re used to hearing, and simply sounded out of breath and out of it at times. The New York Daily News’ ‘Confidential’ section reported last week that Carey’s camp blamed NBC producers for that leak of the isolated vocals, and they claimed it was done because Carey kept everyone waiting (including cold fans) on Tuesday evening when they were supposed to record her singing for Wednesday night’s performance. She was reportedly three hours late, and when she did arrive, time was wasted, so producers had to send her home and hope that she could at least do a decent live performance for Wednesday.

But Carey’s rep says that the rumors that blame is being shifted to NBC producers for that leak is not true, and that the voice folks heard on that leaked isolated video isn’t really her at all. Seriously, that’s what they said:

“…because Mariah used a wireless mic, anyone in attendance could have recorded the isolated track. She added, ‘She preformed [sic] beautifully.’”

Considering that the isolated track matches up perfectly to the video of her singing, and sounds exactly like her, I’m having a hard time believing that wasn’t Mimi we were hearing. But what do you think? In case you missed the isolated version of the performance, you can check it out below:


[Watch] Mariah Carey’s Live Christmas Performance Last Night Was Interesting…

December 4th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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[Watch] Mariah Carey's Live Christmas Performance Last Night Was Interesting...

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So Mariah Carey performed live last night at NBC’s annual Christmas broadcast at Rockefeller Center and um…it was pretty interesting to say the least.

I’m definitely not one of those people who are super critical of Mimi’s voice. In fact, I’ve been a fan of hers since childhood, but I have to admit that something was very off about her performance yesterday evening.

According to TMZ, Mimi’s performance was actually supposed to be prerecorded on Tuesday, but those plans fell through when the singer reportedly showed up to the taping nearly three hours late. After fans stood outside for hours in the rain waiting for her, NBC executives reportedly sent her home that night and decided to let her perform live on Wednesday.


Sources connected to the hotel where the singer was staying claim that they overheard her discussing and ironing out the details of her divorce before her scheduled appearance, which may have been what held her up.  As for Wednesday’s live performance, I don’t believe that Mimi has lost her voice altogether, but I do think that she’s going through a really challenging time in her life that may be affecting the quality of her performances.

Oh yeah, here are the isolated, unedited vocals from last night:

I think (and hope) that she’ll get it together eventually, but in the meantime, we have the memories of last year’s performance.

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“There Are A Lot Of People After Me Right Now”: Nick Cannon On Whether Or Not He’s Ready To Date…

November 6th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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It was just August when word spread about Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon separating. Though Cannon has been very open about how much he still cares for and loves the singer (and says that they are pleasantly co-parenting), he’s moving on, albeit a little fast. First there was his decision to cover up his “Mariah” tattoo on his back, and now, he’s being interviewed about dating prospects.

While DJing at a gig in Las Vegas on Tuesday, People asked Cannon if he was single and ready to mingle. Thankfully, he said no…well, he kind of said no.

“I’m good, man. I’m great. There are a lot of people after me right now. I gotta slow it down. I’m trying to slow it down and stay focused. Family is the first thing and my kids are most important.”

I have a feeling he was probably joking with the “There are a lot of people after me” statement…right? Yet and still, People went on to ask him what his “perfect woman” would be:

“I couldn’t even tell you right now. That’s a tough one. I haven’t thought about that one. I’m just taking it one day at a time. Obviously the dating thing will come down the line, but right now I’m just slowing down.”

Those questions were definitely too much too soon from the mag, but it seems as though he’s set on moving forward…

Nick Cannon Will Still Spend The Holidays With Mariah And Their Kids

October 24th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Though Nick and Mariah are separated and appear to be well on the path to divorce, Nick says that their children have not noticed much of a change since the split.

“They’re just happy. They love mommy. They love daddy. Being the fact our situation, we have always been people who have been on the go coming and going, their life hasn’t changed one bit,” he said during an interview with Meredith Viero, which is scheduled to air today.

The actor and producer went on to say that they still operate as a family would, including spending holidays together.

“We spend holidays together, we do everything that we are supposed to do together as a family,” he continued.

Nick also addressed some of the outrageous rumors, which have been floating around since the split.

“The media, they can say whatever they want to say and obviously, because you are not giving them anything, so they kind of create all these stories and make it way worse than it actually is.”

“They just make up all of these things. It’s truly just staying focused on family and what’s right and getting through these times and doing what’s right for the kids, so that’s just where we are.”

As for getting his Mariah tattoo covered up, the “Wild N’ Out” host had this to say:

“It’s like a whole work of art, my entire back and my arm and everything. I was leaving the gym going into the studio just having had that work done and they [the paparazzi] got me. It’s going to be a big reveal, but it’s not finished, it’s half-way done. It’s a lot of pain.”

Check out a clip from Nick’s upcoming interview below.

15 Celebrity Pairs Who Should Be On The Next Season Of “Couples Therapy”

October 15th, 2014 - By Whitney Larkins
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If we are honest with ourselves, many of us have to admit that it is hard not to envy the life of the rich and famous. But don’t be too envious, because they are people just like the rest of us who also experience relationship drama from time to time. Take a look at the couples, past and present, who we think would be great on the next season of “Couples Therapy.” It most likely won’t happen, but hey, you never know. And even though some of these couples have already bitten the dust, it’s never too late to make things work!

Dunzo: 16 More Celebrities Who Recently Called It Quits

October 14th, 2014 - By Deron Dalton
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So many celebrity couples called it quits this year let alone within the last couple of months. We recently compiled a list of celebrities — like Ciara and Future — who called off their engagements. But since this slideshow’s publication, there have been not only more engagement call offs, but celebrity breakups and divorces. Here’s another list of celebrities who gave up on their marriages, engagements and relationships. What’s really going on, Hollywood?!

Nick Cannon Opens Up About Separation And Covering His “Mariah” Tattoo

October 9th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It appears that Nick Cannon has been flaunting the fact that he had his “Mariah” tattoo covered since last week. Extra recently caught up with the father of two, who opened up about his separation and his new tattoo.

“I’m just taking everything one day at a time and just being the best person that I can possibly be at the end of the day,” he said of his split from estranged wife, Mariah Carey.

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As for having his “Mariah” tattoo covered, Nick claims that he never intended for the public to see the body art—even though he has been walking around shirtless—because it’s not yet completed.

“It’s not finished yet… It wasn’t supposed to be revealed yet… I didn’t know they were there, that’s how sneaky paparazzi are… I had just gotten it done, it was painful… It hurt a lot and I’m still not finished, I’m still probably like six more sessions away.”

The 34-year-old also addressed his twins, Moroccan and Monroe, who he says are doing great. They’re currently overseas with their mom, who’s on an international tour. Lastly, Nick spoke on the vocal issues experienced by his estranged wife during a performance in Japan, saying:

“I just wish her nothing but the best, we’re in contact constantly, you know you might have an off night here and there, but she’s one of the greatest performers and entertainers of all time, she’s not worried, we’re not worried, just going to keep pushing.”

It’s still pretty sad knowing that their marriage is over, but it’s nice to see that they remain in touch and are moving forward for the sake of their children.

No More “Mariah”: Nick Cannon Continues To Parade Around Sans T-Shirt, Showing Off His New Tattoo

October 7th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you last week that Nick Cannon was spotted out spinning on the ones and twos at Playhouse during his early birthday party in Hollywood. While there and shirtless, Cannon was spotted with a very large tattoo on his back, which covered the previous ink for his estranged wife: “Mariah.”

It was hard to get a good glimpse of the new ink then, but Cannon has been spotted again and seems super excited to show the world that he’s moving on. While moving about in Studio City, Cannon just so happened to be shirtless as he headed out of the gym. While walking back to his car you could see that the tattoo is the crucifix, but above that, we’re not so sure. It looks like it’s probably an angel in heaven…or a bird in the sky. Whatever it is, it’s quite elaborate.

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Despite making this bold decision, Cannon said early last month that he had nothing but love for Carey during this tough split, and defended her against people’s accusations about why their marriage was in trouble.

“At this difficult time I would ask all civilized people to please respect my family and this process…”

“What infuriates me most is to hear people slander @MariahCarey . I will forever be in debted to her for blessing me with our children…”

“I will always love her unconditionally for this and so much more. @MariahCarey is an amazing Mother and I trust her wholeheartedly.”

“I love @MariahCarey and that will never change!!!”

Has that already changed?