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The New York Post got its hands on the new memoir by music honcho Tommy Mottola and the paper’s most depressing article today is a long piece detailing all the ways Mottola outlined his abuse of ex-wife and ex-employee, Mariah Carey. Mottola first came into contact with then-18-year-old singer through a mix tape. He might have fallen in love with — and set his sights on making money from — her voice, but he very quickly turned their relationship into a sexually exploitative, controlling and emotionally abusive one. Keep reading »
When Mariah Carey had technical issues at her New Year’s Eve concert in Australia, she dealt by making up her own song on the spot. Her improvised number wasn’t half-bad. She sang about her dress and her shoes and the faulty sound system and how she needs an alcoholic beverage right away. I think she might have a future in stand up comedy. [Zap2It]
Generally, Mariah Carey can pull off anything she wants, because she’s Mariah Carey. A bikini top missing its bottom half? Sure. A mini-skirt stretched within an inch of its life? Okay. Anything and everything covered in spandex and sparkles? Well, alright, I mean, she has had about five million number one hits. If she wants sparkles, fine. But this tickety-tackety ensemble, replete with bizarrely exaggerated ’80s cinch belt and “Vision of Love”-era hairstyle? I won’t even mention the terrible table cloth-esque checked dress she’s wearing. Mimi. No. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Yesterday on Howard Stern, Nick Cannon admitted that he and Mariah “absolutely” make love to her music and that he masturbates to it when she’s not there. But wait! There’s more TMI. His favorite spank song is “Hero.” That song will never sound the same again. Let’s all spend an uncomfortable moment listening to it together and imagining the worst after the jump. I don’t know whether I think this is sweet or gross. [TMZ] Keep reading »
Well, this is just the cutest! Mariah Carey visited “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to perform a Christmas ditty with Fallon and The Roots and it’ll light up even the Grinchiest of hearts. “All I Want For Christmas (Is You)” is a fun song to begin with, but it’s even more adorable with the chorus of little kids in the front row.
The white flag has been waved and the olive branch extended …we think! Nicki Minaj has opened up about her post-fight relationship with Mariah Carey, saying that they have been “fine” since the dust up witnessed ’round the world.
Carey and Minaj were feuding on the set of ‘American Idol,’ where both are new judges, with Minaj feeling dissed by Carey for constantly interrupting her. It was reported that Minaj threatened the singer with a gun. Carey subsequently said she upped her security. It had us wondering if there was too much diva on one reality show panel, and the events likely had producers sweating bullets. Pink bullets, but bullets nonetheless. Read more…
‘Tis the season for celebrity political endorsements, and just yesterday comes another one — this time from Kelly Clarkson. Kelly says that while she considers herself a Republican, she can’t abide by Mitt Romney’s anti-gay marriage stance, and has decided to support Obama. Additionally, she said, “I’ve been reading online about the debates and I’m probably going to vote for Obama again … I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married.”
Additionally, she voiced concern over women’s rights issues. “I’m not a hardcore feminist but we can’t be going back to the ’50s,” she said.
Last year, Clarkson voiced her support for Ron Paul, but then retracted it after it was found that Paul was linked to several racist and homophobic pamphlets. “I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights,” she said.
To learn about celebrity political endorsements, check out our handy chart above!
On Monday night’s episode of vocal competition show “The Voice,” two of Cee Lo’s team members wowed with a powerhouse rendition of Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love.” Trevin Hunte and Amanda Brown received a standing ovation from the audience and the judges — Adam Levine actually stood on his chair.
So who actually won?
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