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X17 EXCLUSIVE - Details On Mariah Carey's Diva Attitude At American Idol Finale

May 17, 2013 09:15 AM


Last night Mariah Carey sang at the American Idol finale, and though she looked spectacular in an ornate white gown, everyone is buzzing about the fact that her performance was taped ... and that she may have been lip syncing!

Mariah took the stage for a seven-minute medley of some of her biggest hits, including "Vision of Love," "Make it Happen," "Hero" and her new tune "#Beautiful," and fans at the finale were quite disappointed that she didn't sing live. An X17 reporter at the show tells X17online exclusively:

    "Producers asked the audience to get excited for Mariah's performance, and then the screens dropped from the ceiling and they played a video of her singing - no one could believe it.  When the video was over, the crowd was supposed to cheer but instead everyone just sat there staring at each other.  And the judges' mood was beyond mild - they all seemed bored.  Mariah and Nicki [Minaj] didn't look at each other, and even Randy [Jackson] was unemotional about it being his last show."

And not only that, but Mariah acted like she was over it as soon as she walked in the building! Our source at the show added, "Hair and makeup primped her between every commercial break and not a strand of hair had even moved. She was texting the whole night and looked like she would rather be anywhere but there."

Despite fans tweeting that she wasn't actually singing, Mariah's rep told Entertainment Tonight, “No, she did not lip-sync! She sang 3x and even sang additional songs for fans in between [commercials.]”

Mariah just announced that she's embarking on a world tour, and based on how unenthused she was at the show last night, we're guessing it's only a matter of time before she announces that she's leaving. Randy's out, rumor has it Nicki is dunzo and even Fox exec Kevin Reilly couldn't confirm that anyone was coming back, as he told E! News earlier this week that "everything at this point is on the table, and we'll talk about that starting Friday."




Report: Mariah Carey Planning World Tour

May 14, 2013 12:50 PM

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Mimi's getting ready to take the globe by storm!

With her American Idol judging gig still up in the air, Mariah Carey is making other career plans in the form of an upcoming world tour!

Her latest single "#Beautiful" has been topping the charts, and now the Grammy winner is planning on taking her new tunes to the stage.

"Due to the smash success of "#Beautiful", fans are clamoring as Mariah makes plans for a world tour," a source tells Us Weekly.

What exciting news!

This will be the singer's first tour since her Charm Bracelet tour back in 2004.

We're counting the days until this diva makes an official announcement!




Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Renew Their Vows At Disneyland

May 1, 2013 08:00 AM

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Who says all Hollywood marriages never last?!

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon carried on their annual tradition of renewing their April 30 wedding vows at Disneyland in Anaheim on Tuesday, and the couple made sure it was an affair to remember!

The Grammy winner and her beau invited approximately 250 guests to witness the occasion, which took place in front of the famed Sleeping Beauty Castle, ET reports. The American Idol judge donned a princess-inspired gown and arrived to the scene in a horse-drawn carriage with daughter Monroe, while her hubby and son Moroccan wore white suits and waited for the ladies at the altar. Cute!

The pair were celebrating their fifth anniversary, which also happens to be their twins birthday! After the ceremony, the happy husband and wife took the party to Fantasyland, which was closed down to the public, and rang in the occasion with a champagne toast and a surprise fireworks show.

Would you expect anything less from this fabulous diva?!

Congrats on another year of bliss, lovebirds!




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Mariah Carey Has A Slumber Party With Dem Babies

Apr 24, 2013 11:30 AM

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Mariah Carey took a break from her American Idol judging duties to enjoy some downtime with her twins Moroccan and Monroe yesterday night, and the only person missing out on the snuggle session was hubby Nick Cannon!

"Hurry up Daddy! Ms. Monroe, Roc Starr & Mommy Mimi wait patiently watching Shrek Box set," she captioned the snapshot.

The trio laid in bed watching the animated flick with popcorn until their proud pop returned home.

The 43-year-old's little girl is such a diva in training! The toddler decided to play dress up in her famous mom's closet when she was done watching the movie!

"Ms. Monroe raids mommy's shoe closet, slippers by agent provocateur (not yet 2 years old!)," Miss Carey tweeted.

She's going to have her hands full when these two are teenagers!




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Report: American Idol Plan To Replace Mariah Carey With Jennifer Lopez Failed

Apr 24, 2013 09:04 AM

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Reports surfaced today that Fox executives were looking to replace Mariah Carey with Jennifer Lopez on American Idol, but now the network is scrambling to do damage control!

The show is in some serious trouble, with last week's ratings the worst since its debut in 2002, and the head haunchos believed J.Lo's star power could give a much needed boost to the singing competition. However, it appears everyone got their stories a little confused! Turns out, the Latina stunner will simply be performing on the May 16 finale.

"This is just another ridiculous Idol judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale," a Fox spokeswoman said in a statement. A rep for Carey denies the allegations as well.

And there you have it folks!




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Mariah Carey Celebrates Her Birthday Over Easter Weekend

Apr 1, 2013 10:25 AM

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mariahnickbunny040113.jpg These two kill us with their cuteness!

Mariah Carey turned 43-years-old over the Easter weekend, and the Grammy winner's husband Nick Cannon took the opportunity to combine the holiday with his wife's birthday celebration, which she prefers to call an "anniversary"!

So what did Mimi receive for gifts?

"Nick's 327 anniversary gift...fully restored Steinway piano from 1902! Classic," she captioned the above snapshot, which shows the couple wearing crowns and playing with the new purchase.

The pair are currently vacationing in an exotic locale, and they must be doing their best to entertain twins Moroccan and Monroe, because they decided to dress up as Easter bunnies! Nick was the goofy one, while Miss Carey kept it sexy... obviously!




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Mariah Carey Makes Motherhood Look Good

Mar 22, 2013 07:30 AM

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Now that's one hot mama!

Being the devoted mother she is, Mariah Carey still looked camera ready as she rushed home to be with her kids after filming American Idol all night. How sweet!

The 42-year-old singer grinned from ear to ear in a gorgeous maxi dress as she posted a picture on Twitter of her twins Monroe and Moroccan Cannon with the caption, "after the show last night: ) rushed home to put #dembabies to sleep!"

We just love her devotion... and her style, too!




Nicki Minaj Calls Fellow Idol Judge Mariah Carey A B**ch On Season Premiere

Jan 17, 2013 07:50 AM


Let the catfights begin!

During the season premiere of American Idol Season 12, Nicki Minaj and fellow judge Mariah Carey wasted no time showing each other who's boss.

At one point, Mimi begins to brag that her holiday hit "All I Want for Christmas" is still number one after 17 years. Nicki's response at the 2:18 mark ... "She's a b**ch, she's a b**ch ..."

Hopefully Keith Urban and Randy Jackson will be able to keep the judging panel under control. Meow!

Mariah watched the premiere from her bed while snuggling with daughter Monroe. Adorbs!

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