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May 30, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Mariah Carey is officially done with “American Idol.” While rumors of her expected departure from the singing competition have been widespread, reps for the singer confirmed her exit Thursday afternoon via Twitter. The glitzy pop icon will shift her focus back to her music career and is prepping a world tour that will launch in Asia sometime in October, representatives for Carey told Pop & Hiss. PHOTOS: 'Idol' judges through the years During her brief stint on “Idol,” Carey launched her comeback single, “#Beautiful.” The smoldering, Miguel-assisted single has heated up Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop chart, peaking at No. 4, and is lifted from her upcoming 13th studio album.
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April 25, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
The best part about a surprise is keeping the big reveal a secret.  Unless you're Mariah Carey. The pop diva has spilled the beans that her forthcoming record will arrive Beyoncé-style, meaning she plans on dropping it unexpectedly on the Internet when it's completed.  Her serially delayed record - once called “The Art of Letting Go” - will be issued in a similar fashion as Beyoncé's attention-grabbing visual album late last year,...
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November 11, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Mariah Carey, she of the five-octave vocal range, is showing off her new figure. The platinum pop diva, who gave birth to twins in April, recently dropped 30 pounds -- but that's not all that's changed. Carey says pregnancy has made her voice stronger. “Right now I feel like pregnancy actually helped me vocally,” Carey said, according to the Associated Press. “At this moment my voice is in great shape.” Certainly sex hormones, like testosterone and estrogen, affect the voice -- for proof, just listen to any boy going through puberty.
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March 28, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Mariah Carey's got it and she's flaunting it -- her brand new birthday present, that is. The pop diva turned 44 on Thursday, and the festivities were capped with a sparkly gift from husband Nick Cannon. "Nick surprised me for 3/27 with a stellar diamond bracelet encrusted with 3 floating butterflies! @NickCannon," she tweeted , sharing a photo of the new bauble. Carey, who named her 1997 album "Butterfly," has a thing for the vividly colored insects. PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings & engagements of 2014 "I think she's happy...
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July 19, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Mariah Carey will be crowned a “BMI Icon” at the BMI Urban Awards on Sept. 7  in Beverly Hills. Previous honorees include James Brown, Little Richard, Al Green, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Snoop Dogg. Each year, one songwriter affiliated with the publishing rights organization is singled out as a BMI Icon for his or her “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” The award ceremony also recognizes other BMI songwriters whose works have  made a significant  impact on pop music in the previous year.
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February 19, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Remember when Mariah Carey was, more than anything else, a singer? Today, music is just one of the pop/soul diva's many pursuits, an occupation on equal footing with her judge's gig on "American Idol" and the hours she spends posting tubby-time pictures on Twitter. (She's also expected to appear this year in "The Butler" by director Lee Daniels, who cast her in "Precious. ") As recently as the mid-2000s, though, Carey seemed fully invested in the business of making (and promoting)
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September 10, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj all took home top honors at BMI's Urban Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday. Carey accepted the night's most prestigious honor, the BMI Icon Award, for her “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” She has had 18 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, tying Elvis Presley among solo acts and behind only the Beatles, whose singles made it to the top of the chart 20 times....
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December 16, 2009
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Gibson Amphitheatre: Celtic Woman, May 6 (now); Mariah Carey, Feb. 23; Experience Hendrix Tour, March 5 (Sat.) Hollywood Palladium: Justin Bieber, Feb. 14; Alice in Chains, Feb. 13 (Fri.) Wiltern: Killswitch Engage, March 6 (Thurs.) Avalon: Jamie Cullum, March 25 (Fri.) Grove of Anaheim: Straight No Chaser, May 12 (Fri.) House of Blues: Kreator, March 23 (Thurs.
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July 23, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Release the high notes! Mariah Carey indeed will be joining "American Idol" as a judge. The songstress had been rumored to be nearing a deal over the weekend to join the Fox competition series. When addressing reporters at the Television Critics Assn. press tour on Monday, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly put the rumors to rest, saying a deal had just been reached with Carey. And then he let Carey speak for herself, putting the 42-year-old belter on speakerphone. PHOTOS: 'American Idol' judges through the years "Yay!
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March 23, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon, have popped their Bel-Air home back on the market at $12.995 million after a hiatus of more than a month. Their seriousness about finding a buyer this time around may be indicated by their choice of a listing agent who has been around the block, specifically their block, several times. Farrah Fawcett hired Paul Czako of Gussman Czako Estates to sell the then five-bedroom home in 1999 for close to $2.7 million, according to Times archives . The former “Charlie's Angels” star had owned the three-acre property for more than 20 years.
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March 23, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon, have popped their Bel-Air home back on the market at $12.995 million after a hiatus of more than a month. Their seriousness about finding a buyer this time around may be indicated by their choice of a listing agent who has been around the block, specifically their block, several times. Farrah Fawcett hired Paul Czako of Gussman Czako Estates to sell the then five-bedroom home in 1999 for close to $2.7 million, according to Times archives . The former “Charlie's Angels” star had owned the three-acre property for more than 20 years.
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February 15, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Perhaps not realizing they would receive so much media attention, singer-songwriter superstar Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon , pulled their Bel-Air home from the Multiple Listing Service only four days after listing it for sale at $12.995 million. The home was listed on the MLS as a "celebrity estate. " Would-be buyers and their agents can consider themselves on notice that the couple have designs on selling. Their gated three-acre property centers on a Hamptons-inspired mansion with canyon, city and reservoir views.
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January 15, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
“American Idol” has done the unthinkable: It's gone back to basics. After years of trying to find its mojo with high profile judges and format switches, the aging singing franchise has dialed it down for its latest season, which premieres Wednesday and Thursday. Last season proved to be a disaster for the one-time ratings and talent juggernaut. Ratings hit a record low and the talent -- as fierce as some contestants were -- took a backseat to the petulant behavior between superstar judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.
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January 13, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
If the last season of "American Idol" proved to be an eyeball ping-pong experience while watching the animosity between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey percolate, then the forthcoming season might come as a relief to the optical nerves. The latest judging trio lineup - Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. - like to look at one another when speaking, as evident at the show's panel Monday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour, poking fun and having some laughs in the process.
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December 5, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Here's a holiday truism you can depend on: Put Mariah Carey anywhere near a Christmas tree, and she will bring it. That's what the singer did Wednesday night on NBC's “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special, which opened with Carey, a yuletide vision in a sparkly white mermaid dress, ripping into “Joy to the World” with an intensity in her eyes that seemed to be telling Ariana Grande to step off. (Watch the performance below until Carey's...
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November 14, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Mariah Carey didn't dance around the issue when asked about her time on "American Idol. " During a recent radio appearance, the singer said her time as a judge on the show was like "going to work every day in hell with Satan. " Carey appeared on "The Angie Martinez Show" on New York radio station Hot 97 on Tuesday and was asked, "Did you like [working on 'American Idol']?" Carey's response: "Honestly? I hated it. ... Here's what I was led to believe. I was the first person signed on. ... I thought it was going to be a three-person panel.
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July 1, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Did she or didn't she? That's the question many viewers were left with after Mariah Carey's performance on the BET Awards Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in L.A., where she unleashed a flurry of speculation that she was lip-syncing during her performance of her hit duet with Miguel “#Beautiful.” “Is it me or is Mariah lip-syncing?” Aliyah Harmony tweeted with the #MariahBET hashtag. PHOTOS: BET Experience at L.A. Live “I thought my TV was lagging a few seconds,” F_Beezus responded.
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October 3, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Forget catfight - the videotaped throwdown between divas Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey was more like a yappy pink Chihuahua going 100% at a Great Dane. The two new "American Idol" judges, with fellow newbie Keith Urban trapped at the table between them, reportedly went at it near the end of the day in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday after a disagreement about a contestant's audition. Sound on the video , obtained by TMZ, is difficult to understand clearly, but according to the website's transcript , a pink-haired Minaj rails against Carey over alleged insults, resume-touting and more while the elder diva bemoans her co-judge's immaturity and the fact that the drama is keeping her from her kids.
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November 14, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Mariah Carey didn't hold back about her true feelings regarding her "American Idol" hosting gig. So much for "The Art of Letting Go. " The pop icon unleashed quite a bit of vitriol during a Tuesday interview with New York's Hot 97 host Angie Martinez . Carey didn't refer by name to her former co-judges - Nicki Minaj or Keith Urban - but did liken the whole experience to being "in hell with Satan. " Basically, she didn't like it one bit. PHOTOS: 'Idol' judges through the years "Honestly, I hated it," the 43-year-old said.
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October 7, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Jermaine Dupri is responsible for some of Mariah Carey's most undeniable hits -- “We Belong Together,” “Always Be My Baby” and “Shake It Off,” to name a few --  and now he will guide her career too. The hitmaker, and Carey's longtime friend and collaborator, will take over management duties, a representative for Carey announced Monday. The singer was previously managed by another longtime collaborator, Randy Jackson. "A multi-talented artist of Mariah's caliber should be doing everything imaginable.
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