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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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Jennifer Lopez

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?

Paper Or Plastic? 15 Celebs Who Went From Customer Service To Hollywood

April 14th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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Before all the TV shows, movies, commercials, and endorsement deals came through, some Hollywood celebs had to wake up in the morning and get their customer service on like the rest of us. With jobs ranging from a Burger King cashier to a singing waitress on a cruise ship, these stars have paid their dues. Check out 15 celebs who went from being sales associates and food service workers to becoming Hollywood stars.

Nick Cannon Not Against Reconciling With Mariah Carey

April 13th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Nearly three months ago, Nick Cannon quietly filed for divorce from his estranged wife, Mariah Carey. Since his filing, there have been several reports that the split would be quick, clean and easy since Nick and Mimi aren’t fighting over assets. However, it appears that there’s a chance—perhaps small but a chance nonetheless—that something other than real estate and finances may be putting the divorce on pause.

During a recent interview with HipHollywood, the actor implied that he’s not against trying to reconcile with his R&B-singing wife. The revelation came during a discussion about friend and business associate Amber Rose, who has made it clear that she desires to reconcile with her estranged husband Wiz Khalifa.

“Love is a beautiful thing. Get out there and go get what you want,” Nick said of Amber and Wiz.

As for his own impending divorce and the possibility of making amends with his wife, Nick had this to say:

“I mean, like I said, ‘You never say never,’” he shared while grinning from ear to ear.

Interestingly, the “America’s Got Talent” host took to Instagram yesterday and gave Mimi a shout out for the release of her #1 to Infinity greatest hits album, which suggests that they’re in a really great place right now. The two also spent Easter together with their twins Moroccan and Monroe.

#1ToInfinity #FamilyFirst

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It’s unclear if they’re just playing nice for the sake of their children. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this reunion, but either way, I’m really happy that they’re getting along.

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All I Want For Christmas Is You: Mariah Carey Set To Star In Christmas Movie

April 8th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Mariah Carey’s iconic Merry Christmas album has inspired Hollywood to make it into a film. Deadline exclusively reports that New Line has bought an untitled pitch from Mariah Carey and RatPac Entertainment writers David Diamond and David Weissman along with producer Jon Shestack. The film was created when Carey shared her idea for a Christmas movie to her friend and RatPac’s Brett Ratner.

Currently the synopsis of the film has not be revealed but it is said the centering theme will be about the power of music can reveal your “truest and most authentic feelings.” The movie will feature Christmas music from Carey and other artists and will be produced by Shestack and Ratner, along with  RatPac Entertainment serving as the executive producer for  the film. This news comes after Carey announcing her Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace. It will begin May 6th and close at the end of July. The last time Carey was seen on the big screen was in the 2013 hit Lee Daniels movie The Butler  and  we’re excited to see her again on the silver screen.

Despite Carey’s current success, her publicist of 15-plus years, Cindi Berger has confirmed she is no longer working with the “Dreamlover” singer. In a statement to the New York Post’s Page Six, Berger shared, “I have enormous respect for Mariah. She is one of the great talents and voices of our time, and I wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.”

She continued by revealing, “I care very deeply for her personally, but I felt that professionally it was time for us to move on.” Currently, sources say Carey has not found another publicist to replace Berger.

Mariah Carey Heads To Epic Records

March 12th, 2015 - By Tonya Garcia
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Mariah Carey has signed with Epic Records, once again pairing her up with L.A. Reid, a  Sony spokesperson has confirmed with Billboard magazine. The first project in the works is a greatest hits album, which is set to be released to coincide with her Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

That residency will be called “#1’s” and include 18 of her hits from the 1990s and through 2008’s “Touch My Body.” She’s said to be recording new music in Los Angeles and the upcoming album will include some new duets and reworkings of her previous hits.

The return to Sony comes at a good time. The record company helped with her 2005 comeback “The Emancipation of Mimi.” She can use another comeback after the belly flop that was her last album “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse.” It debuted at number three on the charts after selling about 60,000 copies, the lowest debut of her career. She also split with manager Jermaine Dupri after the album. Then there’s been a string of embarrassing live performances. Her personal troubles probably aren’t helping either.

So maybe L.A. Reid and Sony will get Mimi a fresh sound and help her get back on track.