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#Winning: Mariah Carey To Earn Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

July 28th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Next week, Mariah Carey will earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

The “I Still Believe” vocalist will receive the 2,556th star on August 5th and the guest speakers honoring Carey will be “The Butler’s” and “Empire’s” director Lee Daniels and music mogul L.A. Reid.

Since entering the music industry in the early 1990s, Carey has had 18 number 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. She has also sold over millions of albums and won five Grammys. Carey has even transition into the film industry as an actress, appearing in nine movies over the span of her career. Currently, Carey is performing at Cesar’s Palace for her Las Vegas Residency where she performs updated renditions of her number 1 hits.

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New Couple Alert? Mariah Carey Spotted Holding Hands With A Billionaire

June 20th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Mariah Carey may be off the market, again.

The 45-year-old songstress was spotted in Capri, Italy, holding hands with Australian billionaire, James Packer.

The two, have reportedly been staying on Packer’s yacht in Cannes and St. Tropez. Packer, who happens to be worth $4.7 billion and the fourth wealthiest person in Australia, has been pursuing Mimi for the last few months.

Multiple reports have emerged the new couple. However, this is the first public outing for Mariah and James.

Mariah and her ex-husband Nick Cannon filed for divorce 7 months ago.

Well, go head Mariah! Live your life and have some fun!

Jermaine Dupri: Sometimes Mariah Doesn’t Take Her Career Seriously

June 2nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Apparently, Jermaine Dupri still hasn’t learned that if you don’t have something nice to say, you probably shouldn’t say anything at all.

In a recent interview with Hip Hollywood, Dupri discussed the boatload of negative press that his former associate Mariah Carey has been receiving following a string of lackluster performances and low album sales. While the 42-year-old, who has worked extensively with the singer in the past, admits that the media is known for nitpicking, he also credited Carey’s inconsistency for the public’s negative perception of her.

“From both sides I think it’s like you in the business you have to pay attention to everything,” JD explained. “There’s some artists out there that aren’t as serious as they are supposed to be and I think sometimes Mariah doesn’t take it as seriously as she should and that’s where the criticism comes from.”

According to the producer, artists who have been in the business for a long time sometimes feel like they don’t have to always bring their “A” game because of all of their past success.

“People expect you to put it at a level that they’re not even supposed to be able to touch and sometimes when you don’t do it, that’s where the criticism comes from,” he shared. “Sometimes I think the media is a little too hard on Mariah, but at the same time I think sometimes she has to pay attention to that and say ‘I’m going to be one hundred times more serious than I feel like being right now.’”

He adds:

“When you been in it [the music industry] this long, yeah, you wake up some mornings you don’t feel like putting your all into something and you feel like just because you got a name people are going to go with the flow. But the way the world is now, people got something to say about everything. You just have to be on your p’s and q’s at all times.”

As an example, he used Jay Z who flawlessly performed song off of old albums during his recent Tidal concert. According to Dupri, Jay performed all of his songs live without the help of a track.

In 2014, Carey dropped Dupri as her manager less than a year after hiring him.

What are your thoughts on his comments?

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Mariah Carey Says “Idol” Was The “Worst Experience Of My Life”

May 29th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Well, we know that there’s one person who isn’t too sad to see “American Idol” go. During a recent interview with Australian radio program The Kyle and Jackie O Show, former “Idol” judge Mariah Carey made it clear that she would never, ever, return to “American Idol.” Not even for the final season.

“Hell no! Absolutely not. That was the worst experience of my life,” the singer bluntly told the radio hosts.

As for her infamous feud with Nicki Minaj, the 45-year-old seemed to imply that the two were setup by producers.

“I’m not going to get into what it was, but let’s just say I don’t think they had any intentions for us to have a good experience doing that show,” she alleged. “Pitting two females against each other wasn’t cool.”

She went on to say that the experience would’ve been better if the focus was on the music as opposed to her issues with the rapper.

“It should have been about the contestants instead of about some nonexistent feud that turned into even more ridiculousness. I would never want to be involved with it again.”

Tell us how you really feel, Mimi.

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Mariah Carey Makes Confidential Settlement With Ex-Assistant

May 20th, 2015 - By Ann Brown
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According to Yiser Oliver, it was tough work working as Mariah Carey’s assistant. And in a lawsuit she claimed the singer failed to pay her for more than 4,000 overtime hours and also refused to let her take breaks to eat.

Carey has settled this lawsuit and the details of the settlement are confidential.

In court documents Oliver, 44, accused Carey of violating labor laws, claiming Carey had her working up to 16 hours a day, seven days a week without ever being compensated for her overtime. Despite the alleged mistreatment, Oliver worked for Carey between May 2007 and June 2014 before finally quitting.

According to Oliver, her responsibilities included cleaning Carey’s New York home, packing her suitcases, as well as taking care of her personal needs. Oliver accompanied Carey on trips and handled her personal and private correspondence.

The lawsuit has been pending since last year and Carey never legally responded to Oliver’s accusations, reports  TheJasmineBrand.com.

But now Carey’s camp says a settlement has been reached and her lawyer filed documents on May 12 concerning the settlement. “According to the lawyer, the deal will be fully executed within the next 30 days. As a result, both parties informed the court to take off all hearings and deadlines for the case due to them working out a confidential deal,” reports Black America Web.

It’s The Tackiest Time Of Year! The Cute And Questionable Looks From The Billboard Music Awards

May 17th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Did you watch the Billboard Music Awards? While the performances were blah as usual, the fashion choices definitely stood out. Here are a few of the cute and questionable looks from the show. Let us know whose looks you loved, and whose you could have done without.

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If her recent ensembles (including the Versace gown worn to the Met Gala) clue us in to anything, it’s that Jennifer Lopez loves to look nude…but not really be nude. Her barely there gowns look great on her body, but we know she can come a lot harder than this. Her hair and makeup are great, but what do you think of her Charbel Zoe gown?

Watch: Mariah Carey Tries To Hold It Together During Billboard Performance

May 17th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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After a series of questionable performances, many of us were hoping that Mariah Carey would be able to get her vocals together in time to wow fans during her Las Vegas residency. However, if tonight’s Billboard Awards performance serves as an indicator of what’s to come during her the Vegas showcase, fans may be a bit disappointed.

The legendary singer seemed to struggle through 1990 hit “Vision of Love” as well as her new single, “Infinity.” This was a bit surprising considering that some have said the first few shows of her residency were amazing.

Perhaps a recent medical mishap is to blame for tonight’s shaky performance. Last week, we reported that the singer was forced to cancel a show due to a bronchitis flare up.

Check out a clip from Mimi’s Billboard Awards performance below.

Mariah Carey Cancels Concert One Week Into Vegas Residency

May 14th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Unfortunately, Mariah Carey’s Las Vegas residency isn’t off to the best start. The 45-year-old icon was recently forced to cancel a concert after facing some medical complications.

According to Carey, doctors advised her to rest her voice after a recent bronchitis flare up. The cancellation was announced on Instagram. The statement reads:

Hey guys.. I’ve been fighting bronchitis for the past few days.. almost better but on mandatory vocal rest per doctor’s orders. I’m so sorry to cancel tonight’s show but I promise to make it up to you!!! Love you always, MC

It sucks that Mimi is feeling under the weather, but hopefully she will be back on her feet soon. From what we hear, she has been wowing fans with her residency. According to a source, over at Page Six, the “Heartbreaker” singer’s opening performances went amazingly well. They also shared that Miss Mimi seemed very “comfortable onstage,” and “vocally, she was on fire.”

This, of course, is great to hear considering that she received a ton of negative reviews following a string of embarrassing performances prior to her residency.

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Mariah Carey Claims “Infinity” Isn’t A Nick Cannon Diss Track

May 1st, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Mariah Carey’s new single “Infinity” was widely perceived as somewhat of a diss track aimed at her soon-to-be ex-husband Nick Cannon. But the mother of two insists that this is not the case.

“I don’t feel like it’s my personal life. It’s written for all the women, or men, or whoever’s gone through any type of relationship,” Carey told Access Hollywood.

Instead, the 45-year-old insists that the track is simply about self-love.

“I’m looking at it as the mantra of ‘Infinity’ is love yourself… loving yourself first to infinity,” she explained. “It’s like someone emancipating themselves. It’s like my re-emancipation of Mimi. I wanted everybody to be able to sing along with [me]. It’s a big chorus.”

She adds that even if the song was about Nick, she wouldn’t share that information anyway.

“I tend to be more private about my personal life anyway, so even if the song were about someone in particular, I would never say that, because that would be like my own private thought,” Carey said. “We had a bunch of collaborator on that song too.”

Although many have already made up their minds that “Infinity” is taking shots at Nick, the “America’s Got Talent” host doesn’t seem to be taking the song personally. Earlier this week he took to Instagram to praise his estranged wife for the new project.

#1ToInfinity album in stores May 6th. #TheQueen #NoHate #HardestWorkingWomanIKnow

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Whether she was singing about Nick or not, I’m just glad to see Mimi putting out new music. She seemed to be in a bit of a rut since the split.

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Pass Or Play? Mariah Carey Disses Nick Cannon In New Song “Infinity”

April 27th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Up until now, Mariah Carey has been very quiet about her separation and pending divorce between she and her husband Nick Cannon. She’s dodged paparazzi questions, kept her comments out of the tabloids and didn’t have any visible tattoos removed.

Today, though, it looks like Mariah is ready to talk…or sing about the end of her union in a new song “Infinity.”

And while she’ll probably say publicly that it has nothing to do with the father of her children, anyone who knows better can see that this song is full of shade.

Check out some of the lyrics below.

Why You Mad?
Talkin’ bout you’re mad
Could It be that you just lost the best you’ve ever had?

Boy you actin’ so corny like fritos
Wouldn’t have none of that without me though

I was yours eternally
There’s an end to infinity

Why you trying to play like you’re so grown
Everything you own
Boy, you still owe

Listen to the full song, in this lyric video and let us know what you think about this song? Pass or play?