Mariah Carey wearing sunglasses
Mariah Carey wears her diva-appropriate outfit – a waist fitted black trench coat, Miu Miu peep toes, and Ralph Lauren sunglasses. The singer is working on a new studio album, and she revealed that she’s excited and anxious to launch her new material as soon as possible. “I’m working really hard. Randy, he hasn’t even been in the studio in like months to hear what I have. He doesn’t know every detail of this because I’ve been working with a bunch of people in secret locations,” she said. Apparently, this isn’t a new project – producer Bryan-Michael Cox says: “She was committed to making it before she got pregnant. Then she got pregnant and she took the time off.” On March 8, the video for “Almost Home” will be out, marking the release of the movie Oz The Great and Powerful and being part of its soundtrack.
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Mariah Carey is one for funky eyewear, and Jimmy Choo sunglasses are just to her taste! The singer isn’t covering magazines as much as she once did, so seeing her on The Hollywood Reporter is quite a pleasure! Although she does share the cover with all her American Idol co-judges, including Nicki Minaj, who we all know isn’t her best friend. Carey tells the magazine about how she decided to do this show: “I was on the fence about the whole thing. I got approached by all the shows. [Husband Nick Cannon] said I should do it because it’s the top, it’s the cream of the crop. And I felt like, ‘Do the show that’s produced massive stars who have had major careers.’” Minaj, on the other hand, doesn’t feel like it’s 100% in her benefit to do something so mainstream: “[There's] a judgmental culture in hip-hop…sometimes you are afraid of being too famous because it’s almost, like, is that even cool? Being that accessible, someone you see on TV every week? I never pictured myself as that type of person. I’m still surprised that I decided to do it,” she said.
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Shocking news from the Carey-Cannon family! Not as much shocking, as unusual to reveal to the press… Mariah Carey’s husband, Nick Cannon was on the radio at The Howard Stern and he told the listeners just how much he loves his wife’s music. So much, that they listen to it while making love, and sometimes… she’s not even there! The 90s hit song “Hero” is a favorite. “”Absolutely. When she’s not there. Why Not,” he said. “I don’t light candles but sometimes you’ve got to be reminded what’s at home.” Cannon also revealed that he and Carey become more intimate after the birth of their twins (Monroe and Moroccan), who are now 19 months old. Apparently, between their first date and their wedding, the two didn’t consummate the relationship, with Cannon saying that for him it was enough: it was Mariah Carey!
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Where are the good old 90s when Mariah Carey was the most talented singer of them all, and wasn’t involved in any catty scandals (maybe just with Whitney Houston, pre When You Believe)? These days, all we hear is Mariah Carey and Nicki Minajgot in another fight! The latest scoop is that the co-judges on the American Idol panel are blamed by former judge, Steven Tyler: “They should have something going on, which is called ‘camaraderie. They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that’s trying to birth itself. It needs to be birthed, not judged by ‘entertainment’ factors, it needs to be judged by people that honest, true, that have the ‘it’ factor. Not the ‘it’ factor because they can fight. The f— is that all about?” While Minaj considered Tyler’s comments racist (?), Carey didn’t reply in any way. Perhaps she is, after all, the bigger person? Mariah ends the year on stage, as she performed at New York City’s Rockefeller Center for the annual tree lighting ceremony with Santa Clause. Her song: All I Want For Christmas is You, what else? And since red is definitely the color of the season, here’s the 42 year old singer in a figure hugging LBD and a red trench coat, rocking nude platforms and oversized Tom Ford sunglasses.
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When divas meet, they crash and burn! American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have been nothing but catty ever since they became co-workers. Names have been called, scandals caused, and everyone around them tried to make it work, including president Obama, who said he’s confident they will sort it all out. American Idol sources say: ‘Mariah thinks Nicki will just be a distraction and it will all be about her and her outrageous behaviour. Mariah will not be happy if Nicki joins the panel and she has let the producers know just how she feels!’ Carey has over 22 years of experience in the industry, while Minaj has just recently (i.e. 2 years ago) became famous. In happier news, Mariah and her husband Nick Cannon told the press that they have a candy room at home. The two are parents to 18 months old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, who apparently love some lollipops at hand. Cannon said: “I want my kids to understand that every child isn’t as fortunate as they are. I want [them] to grow up helping others. I was raised by my grandmother. We were low-income, but she was always taking in foster kids. She would help anyone, and it was a good lesson for me growing up.”
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