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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.

 

Nick Cannon Claims Mariah Sold Their Marital Home Without Including Him, Business Manager Calls Him “Desperate”

March 10th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Things appear to be getting a little messy in the Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey divorce saga, at least according to Nick’s new lawsuit.

The actor is claiming that Mariah and their business manager Michael Kane cut him out of a recent deal to sell their marital home, TMZ reports. In the lawsuit, Nick explains that Mariah and Michael sold the Bel-Air mansion for $9 million. He’s accusing Michael of exclusively dealing with Mimi’s people on the sale and insists that he didn’t know anything about it until after the home was sold.

Although Nick is fine with the actual sale of the home, his issue was Michael’s alleged decision to keep him in the dark until the deal was closed. He’s also worried about how the money will be divided. As a result, he’s requesting that the $9 million obtained from the sale of the mansion be frozen until he can have the financials reviewed to determine exactly how much he’ll receive from the deal.

Michael is clearly frustrated with Nick’s request, which he referred to as “frivolous.” Oh yeah, he had one more thing to say about the suit:

“[It’s] clearly a desperate act from a sadly desperate man.”

As previously reported, Nick quietly filed for divorce from his estranged wife just before the holidays.

Ouch.

Busted: Artists Who Were Caught Lip-Syncing And Were Criticized For It

February 13th, 2015 - By Iva Anthony
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When fans go to a concert venue or event to see their favorite artist sing, chances are, they’d prefer to see them sing live. But in what has become common practice, more and more singers lip sync, and while that’s okay under certain circumstances, these artists were criticized for faking it to the music.

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When he was sworn in for the highest office of the land for the second time, President Obama decided to have none other than Beyoncé sing at the inauguration. She gave such a great rendition of the national anthem that her flawless performance left some in tears. But it turns out that the flawless performance was actually a recording. Queen Bey opted to “sing” over a recording because she didn’t have time to properly rehearse with the Marine band, who was backing her up beforehand.

Mariah Carey Butchers “Fantasy” While Lip Syncing

February 2nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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A couple of months ago, Mariah Carey bombed at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Though it was initially supposed to be a prerecorded performance, due to the singer’s tardiness, she was forced to perform live. Unfortunately, Carey is making headlines for bombing yet another performance; however, this time she wasn’t even singing live.

On Friday at the 2015 Jazz and Blues Festival in Jamaica, the legendary songbird took the stage, performing her 1995 hit, “Fantasy.” During the performance, which was captured on video, it’s quite obvious that Mimi is lip syncing. Of course, lip syncing is no big deal, as folks do it all of the time. However, what was particularly disturbing about this performance is that it appears that Carey isn’t even familiar with the track that she’s singing along to. Several times during the performance, she mixes up lyrics, appears to forget the words and even stops singing altogether. According to Daily Mail, fans paid upwards of $200 to attend the concert.

Some have reasoned that someone intentionally spliced up the video to make Mimi look bad and that the audio isn’t properly synchronized with the footage; however, there are several points in the footage where Mimi seems to be in step with the audio.

We’re sure that Mimi is having a pretty hard time right now with the divorce and all, so we’re wishing her the best. Hopefully, she’ll bounce back from this stronger and fiercer than ever.

Check out footage from the festival below. Thoughts?

Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Sued By Ex-Nanny

January 28th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey’s legal struggles just keep piling up. In addition to their impending divorce and Mimi being sued by a former employee, the estranged couple is also facing a lawsuit from their ex-nanny.

According to TMZ, Simonette DaCosta, who says that she worked as a full-time nanny for the Cannons, is alleging that she was terminated for showing their twins Moroccan and Monroe too much affection. In the suit, DaCosta explains that she cared for the children when they were infants by feeding, bathing and comforting them; however, Mimi became upset over how close she was with the children.

As time went on, the plaintiff alleges that Mariah began berating her for showing the children too much love. Prior to being fired, DaCosta says that she put in plenty of overtime, adding that she sometimes worked 100-hour weeks. As a result, she’s requesting both damages and back pay. Interestingly, Mariah’s former assistant, who is also suing her, makes similar complaints in her lawsuit. Ysler Oliver alleged in her 2014 lawsuit that she frequently worked 16-hour days, but never received a dime in overtime pay.

Neither Mariah nor Nick has publicly acknowledged the suit.

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Be Honest: Famous Singers Whose Voices Have Only Gotten Better…And Worse

January 22nd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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The age of the great singer has pretty much come and gone, but there are some very talented musicians who have managed to get better with time. On the flipside, there are also singers who started out with great voices, only to have them wane over time (blame it on age, hard living, etc.). Here are 10 examples on both sides of singers whose voices have improved greatly over the years, and a few who have lost their mojo for a variety of reasons.

Worse: Alicia Keys

A. Keys was never out here singing like Anita Baker, but as she got older and started writing and arranging more and more songs that pushed her voice past a limit she is really capable of (Yes, I’m talking about “Girl on Fire”), the change in her voice became more noticeable. These days, the talented writer and pianist does a lot more screaming than singing:

Inside The Prenup: Mariah Carey To Pay $500K If She Discusses Their Marriage

January 17th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Yesterday, we reported Nick Cannon officially filed for divorce from Mariah Carey.

Now, new details surrounding their prenup are surfacing. According to TMZ, if either one of them disclose the details of their marriage, they will have to pay a hefty bill. If Mariah shares the details of their marriage, she will have to pay Nick $500,000! As for Nick, he will have to pay $200,000.

Why the big price difference? Well according to the mean streets of TMZ, Mariah came into the marriage worth more than $150 million (Can we borrow a Dollar MiMi?) and Nick came in with only $500,000.

The reports are also claiming Nick took out a $470K loan to pay off Mimi’s ring. It was not worth the $2.5 Million we thought.

The two have already figured out a property settlement.

 

Viva Las Vegas! Mariah Carey Set To Perform First Las Vegas Residency

January 16th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Mariah Carey is on her way to Vegas and wants you to join her!

While on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Carey announced she will be taking residency at Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace to perform all of her 18 Number One hits. Carey shared with the hilarious talk show host:

“I’m going to do my first ever residency in Vegas at Caesars. This is a special event for me, it was kind of inspired by my album Number 1’s, and this is now the updated version with 18 of them. Hopefully other people will enjoy this. I’ve never done this before.”

In true Mariah fashion, she surprised some of her number one fans with tickets to the residency in a special way. While they taped a video based on who should have a Las Vegas residency, Carey came into the room pretending to be a maid. The surprise was uber sweet and reminded us why we love Mariah in the first place.

Rolling Stone reports tickets are now on sale and Carey’s residency begins on May 6th. Carey will perform every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday throughout the month of May. Carey will return in July to complete her residency, from July 8th to July 26th.

See how Carey surprises her fans on Ellen below.

H/T Jezebel

Nick Cannon Quietly Files For Divorce

January 16th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Over the summer, many of us were shocked to hear whispers about the separation between Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. But what started out as a rumor was soon proven to be factual when the actor had his infamous “Mariah” tattoo covered. After months of wondering whether or not the estranged couple would find a way to work through their differences, we’re sad to report that Nick Cannon has formally filed for divorce.

According to TMZ, the papers were filed on December 12. It’s unclear whether or not Mariah has responded to his filing yet, but according to some who claim to have knowledge of the split; the two have been hammering out the details of the divorce with their lawyers for quite some time now.

It’s also interesting to note that just a few weeks ago, Nick lashed out over reports that he’s in the process of recording an entire diss album dedicated to his ex-wife.

“I will never say anything negative about Mariah Carey,’ he tweeted. ‘We are forever a family rooted in love.”

And while Nick has been doing most of the talking, Mariah hasn’t publicly uttered a word about the split. We were hoping that they would be able to find a way to work things out, but hopefully this divorce will mean a fresh start for the both of them.

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Mariah Carey’s Sister Claims She’s Broke–And Mimi Won’t Help Her: “We Don’t Have Enough Food”

January 12th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Mariah Carey can’t seem to catch a break these days. Not even with family.

The singer’s older sister, Alison, decided to speak out in an exclusive chat with Star magazine about her successful sibling. If we’ve learned anything about family members running to the media, they usually aren’t sharing any good news or information.

In her chat with Star, Alison Carey claims that her relationship with her sister is in the dumps. They haven’t spoken in nearly four years and things are so bad between them that she’s also claiming her sister, who is worth more than $500 million, won’t help her even though she’s supposedly flat broke with two teenagers to raise. Here’s what she had to say to the magazine about her relationship with her sister, where things went wrong between them, and why she hopes to work things out (not just for the money…allegedly).

The Last Time She Talked To Mariah

“Four years ago, on the phone. There were communications so she could see her niece and nephew. She took them to Serendipity 3 [in New York City] and gave them gift cards for Christmas. They were so happy — and then she just disappeared. They miss her and don’t understand why she cut them off.”

Why They Fell Out

“There’s been a lot of water under the bridge. I’ve done things that were wrong. She’s done things that were wrong. But I’ve reached out to her many, many times through the years in every way I could think of to try and ask for her forgiveness and see if we could start over. We are the only sisters each of us will ever have.”

How Bad Things Are For Her

“Decisions I’ve made in my life have hurt my children. They have no tree or presents for Christmas. We don’t have enough food. I haven’t been able to pay the rent this month. I can’t buy my daughter, who’s on her school’s honors list, the clothes she needs — not wants, needs.”

If It’s Hard Trying To Reach Out To Mariah For Help

“It’s harder when you have to go to the church outreach to ask for assistance with food or rent, and they can’t give it to you. And you don’t know if you’re going to end up on the street with your children. But I don’t want Mariah to think I only want her for her money, like everyone else does. I want her to love me again. I want her to be my sister again.”

I could feel for her if this was the first time that Alison spoke to the media about issues with her sister. But she did the same thing in 2012 in another exclusive conversation, but with The Sun. And it doesn’t help that in 2005, a spokesperson for Mariah said that after paying for Alison to go to rehab more than once, she finally needed some distance from her because her sister wasn’t serious about getting better. Alison has struggled with drug abuse and prostitution (she has been arrested multiple times). Alison is also HIV-positive, and has been since 1988. These issues have driven a wedge between the two:

“…she’s looking for Alison to want to help herself. Mariah can be there with love and support — but at what point do you not enable someone any longer?”

You can check out Alison’s full interview with Star by picking up their latest issue, which is on stands now. I hope it brings her the attention she was seeking, but I doubt that it will help improve her relationship with her sister, who is already going through a lot.