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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.
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.
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.
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 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”
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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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:
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.