November 2008 - Heroes of Mariah
Is Mariah Carey expecting something? Yes! Grammy nominations!!!
But what about a baby? It seems not, at least for the moment.

It doesn't mean that she hasn't been trying. Since she married much younger actor Nick Cannon last spring, the speculation is that Mariah would soon be pregnant.

Last week, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres kept prodding her about it in an interview. She even tried to get her to drink Champagne. When Mariah only sipped it, Ellen declared, "You're pregnant!"

Well, there are plenty of other reasons not to drink on national television. But in this case, it wasn't pregnancy.

A friend of Mariah's laughed when I asked if the singing siren was knitting baby booties.

"She isn't," the friend replied, and added that there was no sign of the stork yet.

What Mariah may be expecting this week are Grammy nominations for her "E=MC²" album.

She's scheduled to be one of the hosts this Wednesday, Dec. 3, on the Grammy's prime time show on CBS. She, Taylor Swift and LL Cool J will announce nominees in six of the top categories.

Knowing the Grammys, they haven't asked Mariah to do it unless she's in good shape. "E=MC²" should pick up nods in Best R&B album, Best Pop album, and Best Female in both R&B and pop.
Source: Roger Friedman for Fox (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 29

Nov 28 Access Hollywood Interview on Tennessee 
Mariah and Tennessee's Director, Lee Daniels, were interviewed by Access Hollywood. Mariah talked about working on the movie and married life at the end. 
They said that the movie will open December 5 in LA and select theaters in March. 
Click here to watch it.
Downloads: 1080i HD - DVD - Small file

Thanks to Moony
Posted on November 29
Touch My Body makes Top 10 Videos Viewed Online via MTV
1. Britney Spears: "Womanizer" with 3,308,814 views to date
2. Lil Wayne: "Lollipop" with 2,111,783 views to date
3. Jordin Sparks: "No Air" with 1,984,330 views to date
4. Chris Brown: "Forever" with 1,900,926 views to date
5. Britney Spears: "Piece of Me" with 1,858,294 views to date
6. Danity Kane: "Damaged" with 1,455,996 views to date
7. Mariah Carey: "Touch My Body" with 1,412,758 to date
8. Flo Rida: "Low" with 1,469,620 to date
9. Jonas Brothers: "Burnin Up" with 1,288,174 views to date
10. Leona Lewis: "Bleeding Love" with1,154,075 views to date
Posted on November 28
Luscious Pink TV commercial
The commercial aired on US TV

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Thanks to Moony
Posted on November 28
Mariah documentary on 4Music Channel in UK 
Mariah Carey : The Billion Dollar Babe Documentary will be airing in the UK on December 3rd at 22:05pm on 4Music (Channel 360) - 1hr approx (2003).
Source: Dee by e-mail
Posted on November 28
For video collectors
- Commercial for the Grammy Nominations Concert set to air live 9/8c next Wednesday on the CBS network
1080i HD - DVD SD

- Reports on the AMAs and Ellen 
The zip file includes:
 - AMAs Backstage Interview from Entertainment Tonight (online version)
- Mariah Performed at the AMAs from November 24 Daily 10 & Inside Edition
- Mariah Gets Grilled on Ellen / Champaign Pregnancy Test from November 26 Daily 10, E! News, Extra TV, Showbiz Tonight, and The Insider.
Click here to download it.
Thanks to Moony
Posted on November 28

I wouldn't want to be in Mariah's shoes
While paps were now a bit used to her being married and started to be less agressive, they will now purchase Mariah again to try to find out if she's pregnant or not.  Today, the "champagne" story is all over the net in all languages..... and while everyone is trying to find out, Long Island and New York City newspaper Newsday posts: "Carey's spokeswoman yesterday said unequivocally that the singer "is not" with child." (which is not a proof either...)
Posted on November 27
The Ballads to be released in the US on January 20, 2009
As the album will be released after Christmas, it made no sense to include "All I want For Christmas Is You", instead the US is getting "When You Believe".
You can already pre-order it on Amazon.
Like I posted before: 
- The tracks are remastered, you discover sounds, voice and détails as it's much more clearer.
- Thank God I Found You (Make It Last remix) is the 12" version which is 1 minute longer than the one released on the cd single.
Posted on November 27
French fans: Win The Ballads with Chérie FM (Heroes of Mariah in French here)
Everytime you hear a Mariah song on Chérie FM you can win The Ballads by sending "Mariah" by text message to the 6 14 15, until Nov. 28. (tomorrow)
Members of the Chérie FM community can win too by looging in at this link.

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Source for the info: Chérie FM - Stéphanie by e-mail
Posted on November 27
Mariah on Ellen
If you have seen the show/videos, you will probably have noticed some details:
- Mariah isn't happy (but she's laughing) at Nick telling the press they didn't had sex before the mariage.
- Mariah will celebrate Thanksgiving at Nick's grandma's house in San Diego.
- "I look to the magazines to find out what I'm doing with my personal life"
- We didn't see the very special announcement for one lucky person.
- Promoting "Shake It Off" , when they arrive with the tons of Luscious Pink bottles for the audience, they play "Shake It Off" 

I can be wrong (everyone can be wrong), but to me they clearly setted up the show about the pregnancy rumors, they even maybe discussed it last weekend in Vegas at the Comedy Festival at Caesars Palace, 'cause Ellen was there too.
Posted on November 27

Here it is, enjoy!!!!
Ellen DeGeneres
- SVCD Part 1&2, click here to download.
- Part 3, click here to download. 

- 1080i HD files:
Part1 - Part2 - Part3 -Part4 - Part5 - Part6
Part1 - Part2 - Part3 - Part4

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Thanks to Moony
Posted on November 26

Mariah on Ellen
The files are coming soon , even if there's absolutely nothing new, it's always nice to see Mariah, especially with Ellen!
Posted on November 26
Mariah to take center stage
Her life has had as many highs and lows as her incredible voice, so it should come as no surprise to learn that Mariah Carey’s story is to be turned into a Broadway musical.

The scale-hopping diva, happily married to 27-year-old Nick Cannon, has experienced personal and professional triumphs and traumas since finding fame in 1990.

A so-called fairytale marriage to former Sony boss Tommy Mottola and subsequent divorce, troubled times with record labels, reports of a breakdown, forays into acting and her romance with toyboy Cannon would be enough to keep lyricists scribbling for months, and it would seem this is about to become a reality.

“A huge, huge Broadway producer is interested in Mariah’s story and it’s in discussions,” says a source close to the 
39-year-old star.

“Who would turn down an opportunity like that? Mariah has had a fascinating life.”
Source: Daily Express (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 26

HBF is giving away tickets for the exclusive Tennessee screenings in Los Angeles
Mariah plays the role of Krystal, an aspiring singer, in the soon-to-be-released indie drama Tennessee and the film opens next week with a week of exclusive L.A. screenings.  For the entire week from Friday, December 5 to Thursday, December 11, we're giving away 5 pairs of tickets every night for the 7:30pm showing to Honey B Fly members.
Posted on November 26
Luscious Pink Fragrance Video (commercial)
Very smart!!!!! The commercial will make publicity for I Stay In Love and Luscious Pink at the same time.
You can take a look in the Multimedia Section of Mariah's official site.
Posted on November 26
They keep the rumor going on.....
"I can't believe you did this to me, Ellen," 

Ellen DeGeneres knows how to put a possible baby-carrier in a corner.

Hey, the Emmy-winning talk-show host had to ask about guest Mariah Carey's rumored expectant status. But while she pretended to let the pop diva off the hook Tuesday after receiving an elusive, "No, that's OK [to ask]," DeGeneres instead offered up a glass of champagne to ring in the nonnews.

"You don't have to answer that. Let's just toast with champagne," the chat maven benignly offered, after which Mimi became all flustered, first going the feigned shock route and then trying to insist that 3 p.m. was too early for her to start drinking.

"I can't believe you did this to me, Ellen," laughed the Grammy winner, who swapped vows with now 28-year-old Nick Cannon in April. "This is peer pressure!"

"No, let's toast to you not being pregnant," Ellen insisted.

"I can't believe her," Mariah said. "Why would we toast to that? How about to the future? For both of our futures, who knows what they hold."

She then only pretended to sip the bubbly. 

So on second thought..."You're pregnant," Ellen said.

But still Mariah resisted: "I didn’t say that. No, no, no. My mother would be at home like, on the computer like, What are you talking about? We will let you know when we’re going to have a family."

Well, maybe Mariah wasn't thirsty this afternoon, but who doesn't want to clink-and-drink with Ellen? Other than pregnant people, that is?
Source: E!Gossip Blog (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 26

Mariah on Ellen
Without sound and through webcams you can't guess a lot, also I think it started earlier than announced, dunno.... Mariah and Ellen talked and talked and talked again, then I lost them , maybe they were doing something outside......

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Posted on November 25
Ellen DeGeneres Commercial Compilation
Here is a compilation of Ellen DeGeneres Show commercials that aired yeterday and today. 
Click here to download.
Source: Moony
Posted on November 25
Terrence Howard on the AMAs Red Carpet
Terrence Howard on Mariah: 
"I'm introducing Mariah Carey.  It is truly an honor. I'm a huge fan of hers."
Posted on November 25
Lance Reddick: 'Mariah Will Have a Film Career'
Sure, he'd heard about the scathing reviews for Glitter. So Fringe star Lance Reddick didn't know what to expect from Mariah Carey when they filmed the indie flick Tennesee.

But after their first scene – in which he shoves her up against a wall and grabs her face – the actor was pleasantly surprised. 

"She pulled it off," Reddick, acclaimed for his acting chops on HBO's The Wire, tells PEOPLE. "She really took it seriously. She was committed to proving that she could do this."

In the movie due out in January, Carey plays a waitress named Krystal, who tries to escape her abusive husband, portrayed by Reddick, by going on a road trip with two brothers. 

Says the actor: "I saw all the subtlety in her work, and it's really beautiful." 

Adding that Carey is "very sweet" in person, Reddick says, "After this, I think she's going to have a film career, if she wants one. She is good." 
Source: People (All rights reserved)
Heroes note: Lance Reddick already complimented Mariah in an MTV interview (Heroes of Mariah Tennessee promo page)
Posted on November 25

Jim Sabey, Mariah's new manager?????
Mariah Carey has appointed former Sony BMG executive Jim Sabey as her manager.
Sabey worked with Carey in his role as SVP of international at Sony BMG, where he also worked with the likes of Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé.
Carey split from her pervious manager Benny Medina in September.
Source: Music Week
Posted on November 25
Mariah on Ellen: taping today, show on Nov. 26, special announcement for 1 lucky person!
Celebrate Thanksgiving a day early by tuning in to The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Wednesday, November 26 to catch Mariah chatting with Ellen about her music, her new fragrance Luscious Pink and a very special announcement for one lucky person that you won't want to miss!!! Watch a video clip here!
Heroes note: The winner of the Design contest will probably be announced.
Posted on November 25
Mariah Carey enters Oscar race
Mariah Carey has no trouble topping the charts or winning Grammys. But one arena she's yet to conquer is the film world. 

The latest from the"Glitter" actress, "Tennessee," will open for a limited screening in December in Los Angeles. And the pop star will be getting an Oscar push from the film, but for what she does best: singing. 

For "Tennessee's" "Right to Dream," which is listing with a Dec. 2 release date, Carey got a little help from a surprising source. Rather than producer/regular collaborator Jermaine Dupri, Carey turned to country legend Willie Nelson.

"I was humming different melodies while I was on the set and stuff," Carey told Pop & Hiss. "I was just thinking that Willie Nelson would be somebody fabulous to collaborate with. I reached out to him and we met after one of his concerts, and he did some guitar for me.

"I went to his concert with my mom," Carey continued. "She’s a huge fan of his. We watched his show, and went back to the trailer afterward, and had a nice long talk about writing and the style of the record I was going for. It’s so heavily guitar-driven, and I was just thinking his sound would enhance the record."

The resulting song is one of the more low-key and elegant turns from the singer in recent memory. Dressed with delicate, finger-picked guitar embellishments, Carey's vocals are direct and sturdy, and go for determined optimism rather than late-night desperation.

The song, says Carey, is from the perspective of her "Tennessee" character Krystal, an aspiring singer. "The song has its own arc," Carey said. "She begins by telling us where she started, like she lays in bed and wonders where she left herself. A lot of people go through that sort of thing. It’s kind of about empowerment."

Directed by Aaron Woodley (2003's "Rhinoceros Eyes") and produced by Lee Daniels, whose company has produced such films as "Monster's Ball" and "Shadowboxer," "Tennessee" tells the story of two brothers who go off in search of their estranged father. Along the way they run into Carey's Krystal, who is fleeing an abusive husband.

Next year, Carey will have a role in another Lee Daniels production, "Push," an adaptation of Sapphire's novel of the same name. But Carey will have no music in that film:  "I just showed up as an actress," Carey said. 

Carey will appear at the Dec. 3 Grammy nomination prime-time special. She'll be performing a song from the Grammy Hall of Fame, but before Pop & Hiss could ask which tune, our time with the pop star  had expired.

Source: Todd Martens for the LA Times Music Blog (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 25

For video collectors
Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and Extra TV had interviews at the backstage of the American Music Awards. These are zip files.
- 1080i HD Files, click here to download.
- DVD Files, click here to download.

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Source: Moony
Posted on November 25
4th Annual Celebrity Memorabilia Auction Honors World AIDS Day
BID 2 BEAT AIDS begins December 1, 2008 to benefit LIFEbeat featuring memorabilia from Madonna, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Yoko Ono, Lindsay Lohan, Rosie O'Donnell, Erasure, Melissa Etheridge, Debbie Harry, Alan Cumming, Harvey Fierstein, Beyonce, Cynthia Nixon, Ann Bannon, Rufus Wainwright, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde-Pierce, Scissor Sisters, Tori Spelling, Liza Minnelli, Nathan Lane, Jennifer Hudson, Lance Bass, The B52's, John Waters, Alan Cumming, Joan Rivers & hundreds more! 

Bidding begins at noon EST on eBay for BID 2 BEAT AIDS, a massive annual auction of rare and autographed items from stars in music, film, Broadway, sports, and television.
For more infos go on Bid 2 Beat AIDS
Posted on November 25

Mariah and Nick Talk Babies Backstage at the AMAs
ET's Thea Andrews takes you backstage at the "American Music Awards" to talk to the night's big celebs! Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey discuss future plans for a family.
Nick tells ET that he and Mariah do have plans to start a family. 

"That's the whole purpose of marriage -- is to build a family, and when we start building a family we'll let ya'll know," Nick says. 

Click on the pic to watch the 20 sec. video interview.
Source: ET Online (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 24

The Ballads: it's remastered!!!!!!
If you haven't bought it yet, you made a big mistake. 
- The tracks are remastered, you discover sounds, voice and détails as it's much more clearer.
- Thank God I Found You (Make It Last remix) is the 12" version which is 1 minute longer than the one released on the cd single.
And if you're among the ones who don't want to support Sony (for the reasons we know), at least support Mariah!!!!!  She will benefit from this as much as Sony and she helped to choose the pics and the tracklist!
Posted on November 24
Please, tell me this isn't true 
Barack homie, c'mon...... click here if you guys wanna know what they plan and it's not the only source.
Posted on November 24
Unfortunately no Favorite Female Artist and no Favorite Album Awards for Mariah, but she got the Honorary Award
American Music Awards
- Introduction to Mariah's I Stay In Love , click here to download.
- I Stay In Love performance, click here to download.
- DVD file of the Introduction PLUS Performance, click here to download.
Thanks to Moony

I Stay In Love Performance

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Press Room with her Honorary Award

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Source: CU
Posted on November 24

Winner of the Heroes of Mariah voting campaign
Thanks to your votes, I Stay In Love entered the Sud Radio's Top30 yesterday, an innocent hand (Jack ) picked the winner at random.
Candice H. from Annevoie (Belgium) is the lucky winner.  The prize is a Pinko t-shirt, it will be send out this week.

Thanks to Pinko for the t-shirts
Posted on November 23
Infos for French fans (keep cheking the section in French)
- French TV channel W9 will broadcast the AMAs tonight at 2:50 (local time) 
- The E=MC2 Adventure Box is expected to be released in France on December 1, you can pre-order it now on FNAC's site.
Source for the infos: Johan by e-mail
Posted on November 23
Mariah Buys Home for Great-Aunt in Venezuela
Singer Mariah Carey proved to have a good heart, buying her great-aunt's house in Venezuela where the woman lived and rented the house for under $240 per month. 

According to a local television program, the woman had a debt of more than $1,500 related to deferred income. The lady of 67 years got in contact with the artist who decided to help her through her son who lives in Chicago. 

In addition to paying off the amount of debt, Carey also bought the modest, two bedroom home located in the neighborhood of San Miguel. 

Last April Mariah Carey married the singer and actor Nick Cannon, in a private ceremony in the Bahamas. 
Source: 26 Noticias - Jeremy by e-mail
Translation: Jeremy
Posted on November 23

Mariah was indeed in Vegas with Nick
As posted Friday, Nick was guest DJ at Pure, we know Mariah was in Vegas too as Norm Clarke from Las Vegas Review Journal  posts the following:
"Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, spotted at the Comedy Festival at Caesars Palace on Saturday before his guest DJ duties at Pure"
Only problem is Nick was guest DJ on Friday....... not Saturday, unless he began his set after midnight 
Posted on November 23
E=MC² makes Blender's Top 33 of 2008
From Blender's Dec/Jan issue 
33 Hayes Carll - Trouble In Mind
32 Taylor Swift - Fearless
31 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
30 Young Jeezy - The Recession
29 Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
28 Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
27 Mariah Carey - E=MC²
26 Usher - Here I Stand
25 Santogold - Santogold
24 The Roots - Rising Down
23 The Cool Kids - The Bake Sale
22 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
21 Erykah Badu - New Amerykah: Pt. One (4th World War)
20 Wale - The Mixtape About Nothing
19 Katy Perry - One Of The Boys
18 Ponytail - Ice Cream Spiritual
17 Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
16 Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
15 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
14 Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
13 Al Green - Lay It Down
12 My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
11 Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
10 Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux
09 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
08 Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
07 of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
06 Robyn - Robyn
05 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
04 Metallica - Death Magnetic
03 TV On The Radio - Dear Science
02 Girl Talk - Feed The Animals
01 Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter III
Source: Blender - Andy by e-mail
Posted on November 22
Will American Music Awards Win the Youth Vote?
The AMAs Sunday must try to appeal to audiences accustomed to creating new stars, not honoring old ones. 
At rehearsals this week for the 36th Annual American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre, one of the key executives for the show gushed that Sunday night's broadcast will have 19 performances, a record number: “We called everyone on our dream list and they all said 'Yes,' so we just had to make room!"

These are strange days for traditional music awards shows. The recording industry is still reeling, the concert-touring business is in retreat and television audiences have made it quite clear that their fascination lies with shows that create new celebrities, not the ones that honor existing stars.

“Idol" also has sapped the AMAs of one of their defining traits, their proudly populist heritage; when the AMAs started in 1974, it was the show where music-buying fans picked the winners, not some rarefied academy. But if you can't beat them, book them: The AMAs are dotted with past “Idol" contestants, with David Cook, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Chris Daughtry and David Archuleta all attending as nominees, presenters or both. 

This year the stars are rushing to the AMAs and making the most of their stage time, especially with the all-important holiday sales season ramping up. Not only is there a record number of performers, but the broadcast on ABC also will have a bit of a throwback approach by including medleys, that old variety show stand-by.

Al Schwartz, a consulting producer who has worked on the show since the Nixon administration.
"Well, it is a great year, but the stars are coming because they need it more than ever. Albums don't sell like they used to. And even with the stars we have a tough fight ahead of us: There's the premiere of '24' and there's football on."

The producer of the AMAs this year is Larry Klein, who worked his way up from a job being a runner on the set as a youngster and has a long resume. At rehearsals, amid the blaring music and work-crew hammering, he was in a constant state of motion.

"How can you have 19 performances in three hours? Ask me after I've done it."

Klein and company love the appeal of mixing and matching stars -- who wouldn't want to eavesdrop on the small talk, for instance, between Reba McEntire and Lil Wayne, who will be seated close to one another? They know that, in this iPod shuffle age, the main appeal of the awards show is putting on an unpredictable party.

Expect the cameras to linger, for instance, on the air-kisses sent back-and-forth between Aguilera and Carey, who will be sitting a few feet apart in the center of the front row. They had a nasty feud in 2006 that played out in the fascinating Kabuki of passive aggressive press-releases. "It is sad yet predictable that she would use my name to reinvent past incidents for her promotional gain," Carey said in one tender attack. "It is in my heart to forgive and I will keep her in my prayers."

Why would these stars subject themselves to this red-carpet ordeal? For some, there are many reasons, but chief among them is that holiday shopping season is right around the corner. Klein said that for the AMAs, now closing in on their 40th year, the hits might change but the song remains the same. "The stars need us right now, maybe more than ever. And we have always needed them."
Source: LA Times (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on November 22

Louis Walsh, X Factor judge and the man behind Westlife mentions Mariah
For the modern gladiators, there is the pre-show "boot camp" (two or three in a room, with mentors who fly in daily from their uptown palazzos) before the nanosecond flaring in the Roman sun, or studio lights. A piquant vision of what might be theirs is offered by the weekly apparition of a god or goddess, whose words they will treasure and analyse unto the eighth generation, whose robe they may even touch . . .
Whoa there. Touch the robe? Mariah Carey's robe? The Mariah Carey? Are you completely insane? Listen, people, Mariah is a real-live diva, the biggest star on earth, according to X Factor guru Simon Cowell. She turns 40 next March (or not, depending on the website consulted), but all those years spent warbling and sliding interminably up and down innumerable octaves for such classics as Touch My Body have earned her 150 million album sales and barely credible diva credentials.

The sight of Mariah arriving for a soundcheck is unforgettable. For it is just you and I, dear reader, who have that privilege, along with Amy Winehouse's 13-year-old goddaughter - not counting Mariah's buzzing apiary of flouncy make-up artists, hairdressers, stylists, PR women, bodyguards, driver, record company executives, three backing singers, half a dozen band members and her new husband (busy with camera), all with their own "people" and their people's people backstage.

Dressed in a short, belted, glitter-trimmed evening coat, accessorised with 6in stiletto boots, the famously top-heavy body progresses so slowly, so tentatively towards the stage that one's heart contracts - clearly, she has been in some terrible accident and left virtually blind. Her lovely face remains fixed on the insuperable four or five steps ahead while one long, slender arm reaches unseeingly to her left, where someone's gentle hand is magically present to guide her onwards.

With pitiful deliberation, they mount the steps together and suddenly Hero (her latest wobbly single) makes perfect sense. After an aeon, she reaches centre-stage, picks up her special, glittery little microphone and finally launches into that endless lip-trembling intro.

We, meanwhile, have our own Louis Walsh sitting behind us to interpret. Without him, we and Amy Winehouse's goddaughter would not be here to witness Mariah's Calvary. Her people had demanded a "closed set" for the soundcheck, but Louis has whispered briefly in someone's ear and we're free to stay. Now that's what we call power.

But tell us, Louis, what ails poor Mariah? "Ah, did you never hear the famous story when the MTV awards were staged in Ireland and there was a stairs and the famous line came back, 'Mariah doesn't do stairs'?" Mmmh. So no visual impairment then? "Well, I don't do mornings, so that's fine," he says in sunny Louis style

When the overawed X Factor contestants finally get to join Mariah to rehearse a ferociously angsty version of Hero , she stands aloof, while it takes three sets of intensive negotiations (too close, way too close, keep right back) before their correct distance from the diva is established. When the poor contestants pitched up at the Dorchester Hotel the day before for a kind word, she kept them waiting for three or four hours, which is probably why they still look tear-struck as she is filmed slo-o-owly descending the stairs to spout such inanities as "I really liked Daniel . . .".

Louis shrugs forgivingly. "It's the people around her building her up into this diva," he says.

Inside this Wembley bubble, however, the yawning abyss between star and wannabe is wretchedly exposed. Mariah has her own gold-coloured trailer a few feet from the studio door. The contestants share the bog-standard canteen with the rest of us. So there is the bizarre sight of oddly familiar, spangly, hair-tugging boys and girls floating around, oddly well-trained to kiss strangers on both cheeks and say " sooo nice to meet you, thank you sooo much for coming down tonight", while everyone around them is munching on their fish and chips. For regular X Factor viewers, it smacks of that quintessentially British dream where the Queen suddenly turns up for tea.

Source: Irish Times (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on November 22

Jasmine mentions Mariah in her column
I completely forgot to check it last week ... oops....
"Jasmine and the Base team grabbed all the stars at the MTV Europe Music Awards 
I was so exhausted after the planning, executing and editing of the MTV Base Backstage at the EMAs show, that Mariah (who was here last week) sent me a full day spa treatment at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge." 
Source: Jasmine for The Voice
Posted on November 22
Well done guys!!!!! I Stay In Love enters Sud Radio's Top 30
Thanks to your votes, I Stay In Love enters todays Sud Radio's Top 30 at #23.  A winner will be picked at random tomorrow.
Keep voting everyday!!!!!!!!
Posted on November 22
November 21 Mariah Related Segments 
Access Hollywood and E! News showed where Mariah will be seated at this Sunday's American Music Awards at NOKIA Theater. Mariah was also mentioned in a "Who Is More Popular?" segment of The Insider.
- Click here to download DVD files  in one zip file and here for HD.

Source: Moony
Posted on November 22
Very talented fan!!!!!!
Boudir from France sent me her drawings to add in the Art Gallery, I thought it deserved also to be posted in the news.  Keep doing your thing Boudir!!!!

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Posted on November 21
Mariah will perform at the Ellen DeGeneres' show!
At least, it's what Mariah's official site announces 
Posted on November 21
Belgium news
E=MC² re-release
It seems the E=MC² Adventures Box is in fact the re-release, as there's nothing new and as it's really expensive, it will not be released in Belgium and honestly this time I'm not surprised at all.
I Stay In Love
If all stays as planned, the single will be released in January 2009
Source for the infos: Universal Belgium

The Ballads
I will be able to make you win albums just in time for St. Nicolas.  Details for the contest will be posted next week.
Thanks Sony Belgium for the albums

Redbook magazine in Belgian stores now!

Be sure to pick up your copy.
Posted on November 21

2008 American Music Awards Rehearsals Day 1
At this link you can see pictures of the Nokia Theater and on one of them you can see Mariah's seat ready for the American Music Awards.
Posted on November 21
Touch My Body by Oliver Laric (London exhibition)

Berlin based artist Oliver Laric is adept at subtle restructuring of existing popular media. With gentle emphasis he diverts images, turning them in on themselves to such a degree that they come to reflexively represent their own critique. 

The final work in the exhibition, Touch My Body (Green Screen Version) (2008), is a reworking of Mariah Carey's music video for the track of the same name. By masking everything in the video other than Carey's physical form in Chroma Key green screen, Laric created a template over which others were able to edit further new versions of the video. In the final video both Laric's original re-edit and those made subsequently by others who located his green screen version online are shown alongside each other.

Oliver Laric (1981) studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and is - together with Aleksandra Domanovic, Christoph Priglinger and Georg Schnitzer - one of the co-founders of the platform VVORK.

SEVENTEEN 17 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AA 
Source: Guardian - SeventeenGallery (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 21

Will Mariah be in Vegas tonight?
Maybe, maybe not..... she may coming along with Nick who guest DJ at Pure tonight.
Posted on November 21
"Right To Dream" enters Hot AC
Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks: #29 (Debut) 
Keep requesting!
Source for the info: fomm
Posted on November 21
Performances of Mariah at last weeks Fontainebleau opening
Not the best quality, but at least we get something 
- Click here to watch Hero.
- Click here to watch I'll Be There.
Source: fomm
Posted on November 21
2009 Official Calendar Pre-Order

The Mariah Carey 2009 Calendar will be released on Tuesday, December 9, 2008. 
If you select the Express shipping option, Musictoday guarantees your order will be delivered to you on the release date. You must select the express shipping option to receive the items in this department on the release date. Express shipping is not available for non-U.S. residents. If you select our standard shipping option, your order will be mailed on or about Friday, December 5, 2008. Depending on the ship-to address, it may take 7-10 business days to arrive. Non-U.S. residents must select international delivery, which may take 2-5 weeks to arrive. 
The Mariah Carey 2009 Calendar PRE-ORDER closes Friday, December 5, 2008 at 3:00pm EDT.
Posted on November 20
The rumor is spreading very fast on the net
In Touch Weekly claims to know Mariah is pregnant, I'm not going to post anything until Mariah or her people officially confirms it (I don't want to be bashed for posting rumors, even with the source )
Source for the info: Lena by e-mail
Posted on November 20
Support "I Stay In Love"
- US fans, request the track at your local radio station!!!!
- Everyone:
Vote on BET
Watch the video on AOL - Yahoo! Music
- Vote for I Stay In Love everyday on Sud Radio's Top30 .
Posted on November 20
Luscious Pink commercial coming Nov. 28  !!!!!!!
From the transcript of Elizabeth Arden's representative Joel B Ronkin call transcript:
Mariah Carey’s Luscious Pink has also launched in the last few months and is exceeding retailer expectations to date. We expect this brand will be a real solid performer for us over the holiday season as we continue to ramp up our advertising activities. Hopefully you’ll be seeing some of the activities that Mariah has done herself in the last few weeks to promote the brand including on Good Morning America. We’re also in the process of launching a new print campaign and a new commercial which will begin airing the day after Thanksgiving. So we have an awful lot of activities behind that brand.
Source: Elizabeth Arden - Seeking Alpha (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on November 20
Mariah on Ellen DeGeneres' show on Nov.25
Mariah will be on Ellen's show taping on Nov. 25 and Mariah's official fan club, HBF , is giving tickets away.
Posted on November 20
Angie Martinez wants Mariah and Nick 
Angie Martinez is definitely looking for Mariah and Nick to be on her new BET show "The Angie Martinez Show".
Source for the info: SOHH
Posted on November 18
Angie Stone mentions Mariah in Life In The Shadows of A Sex Symbol
Stone, who has been a major part of RnB and hip-hop for the past 30 years, has recalled magical moments with Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey, among others, but she knows it'll be her candid confessions as Beyonce's confidante that will have fans reaching for her memoirs, Life In The Shadows of A Sex Symbol.
Source: Contactmusic
Posted on November 18
16 days at #1 on iTunes Belgium!!!!!!!
It's now 16 days in a row that "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is #1 on Belgian iTunes Holiday season chart!

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Posted on November 18
Right To Dream: Buy it, don't pirate it!!!!!!!!
I know it's already too late, thanks to some Canadian "fans" the track is spreading around the net like a virus...... 
I know (hope) a lot of you will buy it to support Mariah, I also know with leaks, a lot of you will unfortunately not spend $0.99 to support our girl.....
Please if you're among the ones who illegally downloaded it, buy it when it will be released in your country.

Anyway, it's available on iTunes for Canadian fans, buy it now!!!!!!

US fans, here's what you get, you can wait to buy it until the 25th. right?????

Source for the info: Roland par e-mail
Posted on November 17

For a Song: Mariah Carey
With the critical backlash to her 2001 "Glitter" film and soundtrack a distant memory, Mariah Carey rises again to star and sing in the indie pic "Tennessee" as Krystal, an aspiring singer who leaves a soured marriage to embark on a road trip to the heartland. Accompanied by two brothers, she ultimately competes in an open-mike contest with her song "I've Got a Right to Dream."
"It was Krystal's multidimensional core that drew me in," says Carey about her connection to Russell Shaumburg's script. "I felt like my own experiences would allow me to bring a character to the project that's hard-edged, raw and vulnerable."

Though Carey's song "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" from her latest album "E=MC2" appeared over the end credits of Adam Sandler's "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" (a film in which she also makes a cameo), it's unusual for the performer to contribute something specific to a film. Deconstructing her songwriting process, Carey explains: "It was a different experience from an album project. I was very close to the story and in particular my character's struggle, so it made it easier for me as a writer. I just began channeling Krystal's pain and hope."

Between takes and guitar lessons on the set, Carey's humming and diary entries evolved into the Spanish-guitar-accented ballad that she sings during the film's competition scene. In the recorded version of the single, Carey leaned on Willie Nelson to play guitar.

"The song is basically a three-act play and chronicles the evolution of Krystal," says Carey.

"Dream" is reminiscent of Carey's '90s ballads that often evoked themes of soul-searching, lost love and inner strength.
Source: Variety
Posted on November 18

Touch My Body nominated for a VOD Award
Music Choice Set Nominees For VOD Awards Show
Teen heartthrobs The Jonas Brothers, R&B chart-topper Chris Brown and hip hop star Lil’ Wayne will battle each other for top honors during video on demand service Music Choice’s inaugural Most Demanded awards show.

The three artists will vie for “Most Demanded Artist Of The Year” – one of 20 different awards categories as part of the Music Choice awards show. Each of the projected 1 billion orders for music videos or originals in 2008 was counted as a vote to determine the Most Demanded award nominees in each of the 20 categories.

The four part video show – hosted by Geffen Records recording artists Prima J (Jessica and Janelle Martinez) will be offered on a VOD basis for a month beginning Dec. 1, said officials from the 38 million-subscriber network. 

LOL! VIDEO OF THE YEAR Mariah Carey  -- “Touch My Body” Snoop Dogg  -- “Sensual Seduction” Yung Joc  -- “Coffee Shop”
Click here to see all the nominees
Source: Broadcast Newsroom
Posted on November 17

Mariah and Nick supporting Dulow and young rapper Baby Dulow
Dulow Clothing Company,USA created by a young black entrepreneur, who goes by the name of Jacorey “Dulow” Jones, CEO & Founder who have been established for over 5 years has made very good effort to market his products with the help of friends and acquaintances who happen to be in the entertainment business and sports. The Dulow trademark can be defined as a slang term “Taking Life’s Chances” by revolutionizing hip-hop and sportswear clothing taking it to a whole other level.
Jacorey began television promotions on his first venture with the sitcom: Moesha on UPN which starred his childhood friends, Brandy and Ray-J Norwood. He later placed his products on a lot of his other longtime friend, Nick Cannon movies (“Love Don’t Cost A Thing”), MTV (“Yo Mamma: Season one” & “Wild N Out: Seasons #2-4”) and music videos with 50 cent, Brittany Spears, Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre, Carl Thomas, Ludacris, Ashanti & Ja Rule, Busta Rhymes, Daz & Kurupt and many others...

Future plans for Dulow is to start a modeling agency and record company in 2009 with the support from Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey who at the time pushing JaCorey’s son music career and his Baby Dulow Clothing Line

Pictures courtesy of Baby
Source: Media Syndicate (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 17

Right To Dream release Date: November 25, 2008
The song Mariah performs in "Tennessee" will be on sale in mp3 format, don't pirate it, buy it!!!!!!!!!!

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Source for the info: Danny by e-mail
Posted on November 17
Official: Mariah will perform at The Grammy® Nominations concert
The Grammy's site is now updated!!!!!! Click here to access it.
Tickets: here.
Source for the info: Dennis by e-mail
Posted on November 17
Mariah set to perform at the Grammy nominations special
According to Orlando Sentinel, Mariah will perform at the Grammy nominations special set for 9 p.m. Dec. 3 on CBS.
She joins a lineup of starry performers: B.B. King, Celine Dion, Foo Fighters and John Mayer.
Heroes note: Mariah isn't listed (yet) on The Grammy's site
Posted on November 17
Mariah: "I prefer my hot young husband"
Mariah Carey has hit back at critics who claim she is too old for toy boy hubby Nick Cannon.
Mariah, fast approaching 40, is 11 years older than the actor/producer. 

But after a disastrous marriage to former manager Tommy Mottola, 59, she claims she couldn’t be happier with her younger man. 
The singer says: “I don't see what the big deal is. 
“Should I be with an old fuddy-duddy who would be boring and bleak? I have fun. 
“It doesn't really matter to me. I've already dealt with someone who was older than me. 
“I don't want to go back there. It's not about the age, it's just about finding the right person for you.” 
Source: The Sun (All rights reserved)
posted on November 17

Mariah and Nick in Mexico
Paps surprised Mariah and Nick yesterday afternoon in Mexico.
Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon's Romantic Mexican Getaway
It's lifestyles of the rich and famous for Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon as they relax during a romantic break. 
The pair - who married in May after a whirlwind courtship - were spotted sunbathing on the balcony of a luxury resort in Mexico.
And the diva obviously doesn't feel the need to dress-up in a skimpy bikini for her hubby.
Mariah wore her usually-groomed blonde hair scraped back and kept covered up in a long maxi sundress.

Source: Faded Youth Blog - EntertainmentWise - dozens of fans by e-mail
Posted on November 17
More tidbits from the Miami concert

The stunning Mariah Carey performed with gusto in the grand ballroom. She was in high spirits, and so was the crowd -- the aroma of potently skunky smoke wafted across the room and onto the left side of the lengthy stage, prompting Mariah to acknowledge it mid-song. “Whoa!”, she said, before heading back to the other side of the stage. She seemed happy that folks were enjoying themselves, but explained “I don’t want to get a contact high while singing.”
Source: Miami New Times
Posted on November 17
"Tennessee" screening at the Bahamas Festival
Films screening at this year's event include Ryan Fleck's "Sugar"; Aaron Woodley's "Tennessee," starring Mariah Carey; and helmer Austin Chick's "August," starring Josh Hartnett, Adam Scott and Robin Tunney.
The fest runs Dec. 4-11.

Heroes note: As reported earlier this month, there was already in a screening in Santa Monica on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 and the movie is set to open for 1 week on December 5th in Los Angeles.
Source: Variety
Posted on November 17

Mariah didn't go to the TRL Finale
Mariah was supposed to make an appearance at the TRL Finale last night (an appearance, not a performance), but she didn't show up.
We could expect it as the news of her going to the Finale disappeared from Mariah's official site a few days ago.
Posted on November 17
I Stay In Love added to 2 more Belgian radios
Radio Mol and Top Radio have both added I Stay In Love in their playlist.  Rember to vote for the track on Sud Radio as this one covers almost half of Belgium.
Posted on November 16
I Stay In Love in the UK
- The video has been added to MTV Base playlist
- The track has entered the BBC 1Xtra playlist
UK fans, be sure to request it!!!!!!!!!
Posted on November 16
France: All I want For Christmas Is You in Kinder commercial
Just like last year, All I want For Christmas is used in the commercial for Kinder.
Source for the info: mallo on our forum
Posted on November 16
Mariah at the Miami concert: "natural and relaxed"
Friday witnessed a party that boasted superb performances by Robin Thicke and Mariah Carey in the ballroom. Thicke serenaded the audience with an extended version of his hit Lost Without U and got the crowd dancing. Carey, who was natural and relaxed on stage, sang a set that included old classics like Hero and her recent release Touch My Body.
Source: Jane from GN
Posted on November 16
Australia releases "Merry Christmas" Gold edition

Catalogue: 88697348862 
Released: Sat 15 Nov 08 
Source: Sanity - Jonas by e-mail
Posted on November 16
UK: Hero song holds out at top of chart
X Factor charity single Hero - released to raise money for servicemen and women injured in the line of duty - has made it three weeks running at number one.

In the album charts, following her appearance on last week's X Factor, Mariah Carey's The Ballads rose 28 places to number 13.
Source: The Press Association
Posted on November 16

Has Mariah the right to be "emancipated"?
TRL Finale today....... please Mariah don't go, don't go, don't go, don't go, don't go.

They spent so many years to make fun of Mariah, they "boycotted" her new videos, unless she's ready to put their nose in their own shit, she shoudn't go .
Posted on November 16

It's Like That video snippet at Fontainebleau Miami Beach Grand Opening
In this video there's a short interview of Mariah and a snippet of her performing "It's Like That".  Enjoy by clickinghere.
Click here to download it (thanks to Moony)
Source for the link: Elise on our forum
Posted on November 16
Good job!!!!!!! I Stay In Love is now listed as "possible entry in next weeks Top 30"
You guys rock!!!!!! In only a few days of voting, we succeeded to make I Stay In Love going for a possible entry in next weeks Sud Radio's Top 30
Keep voting!!!!!!!! Our goal is to make the track enter in their Top 30.  As usual, prizes will be given if the track enters the Top, then climbs in the Top and so on.  Vote everyday and send me an e-mail to tell me you voted so you can have your chance to be picked at random.

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Posted on November 16
It was a mini concert in Miami!!!!!
Lesley from Miami Herald "Scene in the Tropics" was so kind to e-mail me back with some infos.
Here's the partial setlist as she doesn't remember it all 
Heartbreaker, Always Be My Baby, Touch My Body, Shake it Off, Hero and Dreamlover, I'll Be There with Trey Lorenz.

Source for the pics: CU
Posted on November 15
The Ballads is everywhere in Belgium!!!!!
As previously reported The Ballads is "officially" released on Nov. 17 but was in stores since yesterday.  I went in the city center of Brussels today and it's everywhere!!!!!  Absolutely beautiful cover in real!!!
Posted on November 15
Mariah performed at the grand reopening of the Fontainebleau resort in Miami

Mariah took the stage at grand reopening of the Fontainebleau resort in Miami yesterday.
The room was packed with celebs, including A-Rod, P. Diddy, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Terrence Howard, Chloe Sevigny and Martha Stewart.

Mariah Carey, who put on an incredible performance which had some local publicists speechless for a change. Mariah was on fire, and so were some very funny-smelling cigarettes wafting through the ballroom.
In the Carey crowd, a VIP section of more scene stealers, including Paris Hilton and her real BFF Vegas showman Jeff Beacher, FB owner Jeff Soffer's BFF Brett Ratner, whose Prison Break star, Sucre, aka Amaury Nolasco, was among the most gregarious in the house. Also there, randomly, Kate Hudson with a mega entourage that could have smacked down Diddy's.

After Carey sang her last high note, the frenzied crowd crunched into Blade, the resort's subterranean lounge, which was a gawker's dream come true.
Source: E Online - Lesley's Miami Herald Blog
Posted on November 15

The design a dress contest, some people/fans are so talented!!!
A Phoenix fan hopes (like every fan who took part) to win the contest.  Look at the video broadcasted by KTVK 3TV in Phoenix.
Posted on November 14
Mariah and Nick went from Monaco to London
Reports are coming in Mariah and Nick went back from Monaco to London, they met Naomi Campbell on the same British Airways London-NY flight.
Posted on November 14
Mariah’s London shopping list revealed
You'd think Mariah Carey wouldn't have needed to go shopping on her whistle-stop trip to London. After all, she arrived with five suitcases for the three day affair. But it looks like she couldn't resist stopping by at Harvey Nichols with her stylist and former Arena Fashion Editor Andrew Davis to kit her out for her X Factor appearance. They picked up the Amanda Wakeley floor length black beaded dress (£1749) she wore on stage, plus a D&G black corset pencil dress (£280), DSquared2 black jersey dress (£355), McQ satin bustier dress (£295), a CK pink robe (£49) and six Calvin Klein bras (£48 each). Mariah Carey in Amanda Wakeley? Beyonce in Gareth Pugh? The Americans seem to love adopting Brit fashion when they're over on our shores...
Source: Grazia Daily
Posted on November 14
For new and/or young fans
As an article talking about pet cemeteries surfaced today, I thought it was a good idea to post this picture of Mariah's cat Clarence's grave.
Some may find it ridiculous to do it for a pet, but the ones who lost pets know what it is.
A head stone marks the grave of Clarence at the Hartsdale Canine Cemetery in Westchester.
Clarence was seen in Mariah's video Bye Bye.

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Posted on November 14
Mariah: "Those weren't my bags, I think they just took a picture of the bags which were with us all."
Mariah recently travelled to the UK for a performance on The X Factor and it was reported by several British tabloids that 27 pieces of luggage flew into the country with her.
However the singer denied this was true, stating: "Those weren't my bags, I think they just took a picture of the bags which were with us all."

Mariah admitted she didn't know how many pieces of luggage she actually had but that large luggage is a requirement to maintain her glamorous image.

She said: "The thing is it matters. People want to criticise you if it doesn't look right but then you're a diva and people want to criticise you for bring a diva.

"Sometimes I end up with one pair of shoes that I love and then I get photographed in them and it's like I can't keep wearing them."

The finalists of The X Factor have re-recorded her international hit Hero to raise money for charity and Mariah explained how she came up with the concept for the song.

"Sometimes I wake up and in the middle of the night and have an idea and have to get up and record it straight away before I forget it.

"Or with 'Hero', I was in the studio and someone was telling me about this film 'Hero' with Dustin Hoffman in it. I took a walk to the loo and when I came back I had this idea for a song, and that was what then became 'Hero'."

Hero, just one of the hits that have helped Carey sell over 200 million albums worldwide, was also rumoured to have inspired Barack Obama before his Presidential acceptance speech last week.

Carey said his historic win had special significance for her.

"I'm ecstatic. When my parents first got married as an inter-racial couple, a biracial couple, it was illegal in a lot of states so I just feel like we've come so far as a nation," Mariah told This Morning. 

Mariah - who appeared on UK TV talent show 'The X Factor' last weekend - also revealed she still finds it hard to control her nerves when she is performing live.

She added: "I really used to get very nervous and I would have to try so hard to stay calm before shows, but it's hard. I come from a studio background and I had to learn doing it live in front of the world. On shows like 'American Idol' at least they get training to sing live."
Source: XtraMSN (All rights reserved) - Nick by e-mail
Posted on November 14

Why am I not surprised....
Just Google it and you will see medias and gossips talk about Mariah's luggage in London and now since yesterday about her bikinis for Christmas, but can someone tell me why they don't post the following:
"My mother, now she was festive.  She always wanted Christmas to be exciting. We didn't always have enough money for a lot of presents, but she'd wrap up whatever she could - even an orange - and say it was from the cat or something, just so I could have things to open.
and this:
"And every year I work with the foster kids of Denver. We do a holiday event for them, and the last couple of years Santa has come.  And all the kids get gifts and get to take pictures with him."
Posted on November 13
Mariah poster for The Ballads in Malaysia

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Radio MIX fm did a Diva Challenge all week and tomorrow they will will have a Mariah vs Celine Top 10 Countdown from 9 am till 7 pm where a Mariah Carey song and a Celine Dion song will played back to back.
Source: Julian by e-mail
Posted on November 13
Support "I Stay In Love"
- US fans, request the track at your local radio station!!!!
- Everyone:
Vote on BET
Watch the video at AOL - Yahoo! Music
Posted on November 13
More scans of Redbook
I'm not gonna post HQ scans, as it's not fair for the magazine, it's only to give you a teaser so you can see it's worth buying it 

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Source for the scans: ginger
Posted on November 13
4 years today
On November 2004, ODB passed away, for the ones who like him, a biography "Digging for Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB" will be released early December. 
Posted on November 13
The Ballads in Belgium!!!!!!
The Ballads will finally hit the Belgian stores starting tomorrow, the official release date in on Nov. 17th., but most of the stores will have it tomorrow.
Stay tuned for a Heroes of Mariah contest to win The Ballads copies, thanks to Sony Belgium 
Posted on November 13
US fans: Be sure to grab your copy!!!!!  Hopefully we will have some scans soon 
Here are extracts of the interview
Mariah's simple Christmas wishlist

Mariah Carey says she doesn't want a lot for Christmas - just a car with champagne to greet her at Aspen airport, a hot tub and a bedroom made to look like the North Pole.
The pop diva shares her secrets with a US magazine saying she is looking forward to celebrating with husband, Nick Cannon, 27.

"I'm really looking forward to being in love on Christmas," Carey, 38, tells Redbook.

And for the singer the festive season involves a trip to Aspen that begins from the moment she flies into town.

She says: "The first thing that happens is I get off the plane and get into the car, where they have Christmas music blasting and a bottle of champagne ready to pop open.

"It sounds awful but I'm a big kid in that way.

"As soon as I get in that car, I am engulfed in Christmas. I think Nick will be up for that, I really do. He'll be laughing.

"I'm usually working right up until Christmas, but no matter what's going on, no matter where I am, whether it's right after a tour or a video shoot somewhere, on December 21, I head to my house in Aspen and start celebrating.

"I have an extended group of friends and family from all over - as far as Sweden and the United Kingdom, even - and every year we gather in Aspen to make it the most festive Christmas ever.

"We try to outdo ourselves every year.

"This year, in addition to everything I love about celebrating the holidays, it's all going to be heightened because of Nick - in a really good way.

"I think he senses that Christmas is a big deal to me, so he's sort of just going with the flow, so that's cool.

"I'm pretty sure his family and friends will be out there too. We have to figure out, but we're gonna make it work."

Carey's traditions include everything from the way the house is decorated to holiday escapades like skiing in the snow and taking dips in the hot tub.

"Aspen is all about the snow," she says, "and the environment, so it automatically puts you in that celebratory mood.

"I don't really do up my New York apartment for Christmas; I save everything for Aspen.

"The house there is all done up with lights and bells - not over the top, but quaint. It's like a gingerbread house.

"And then you open the door and the first thing you see is this enormous tree and a manger.

"I started going to Aspen the year after my album Butterfly came out, and that year I collected a ton of butterfly ornaments.

"So every year, before we get up there, I have a woman who comes to the house and sets up what we call the butterfly tree.

"It's gorgeous, all silver and gold with angels and butterflies on it and gold, silver and white ornaments.

"And we have a manger set up in the front room because, to me, the season is about celebrating, about being with friends and loved ones, but first and foremost it's about the birth of Christ, and I think it's important to remember that."

Carey has included aspects from her childhood into her very own winter wonderland celebrations.

The singer, who married Cannon in April, says: "Every year we do what we call the 'Charlie Brown Christmas tree', where we string up those big red and green bulbs and hang tons of ornaments - mostly ornaments my fans have sent me over the years.

"They did pictures of, like, me and the dog, just really cute stuff.

"A couple of years ago, one of my friends gave us the idea of taking Polaroids of each other and then decorating them and putting them on the tree.

"That was really fun; I think we might do it again this year. It's a wonderful time for us all to bond and really get into the spirit.

"Last year I was very inspired by the movie Elf_so we set up one of the upstairs bedrooms like the North Pole, all covered in fake snow, with tents and an area where the kids could play with toys like Etch A Sketches.

"My friend's two children were three and one at the time and they were in heaven."

While she likes to have a traditional Christmas, Carey says she and her friends try to make it "our own."

"The focal point of the week is the 23rd, when we do a real sleigh ride," she says.

"Depending on how many of us are up there we get one or two horse-drawn sleighs and we bundle up and go riding in the snow under the stars.

"We always drink cocoa with butterscotch schnapps to keep warm, and we sing at the top of our lungs, not even remotely trying to sound good.

"Later, we go in the hot tub in our Christmas bikinis, then roll in the fresh snow and jump back in the tub."

"Christmas bikinis," Carey says include the "Santa ones" that she loves although they "don't stay on very well, so I usually just do a red bikini with a Santa hat."

The singer also has an agenda for the night before Christmas, saying: "Every Christmas Eve I make linguine and white clam sauce for everybody.

"They always ask: 'Are you gonna make your clam sauce?'

"I'd be worried if Nick hadn't tried it yet, but he did and ate the whole plate!

"I also make stuffed shells. It's kind of random, because I'm not Italian but the recipes were my father's and he gave them to me before he passed away, so it's become a tradition.

"And we always have A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV [while we eat].

"Before the kids go to bed, we leave out cookies and a note for Santa.

"The rest of us stay up really late that night and I usually end up wrapping presents until the sun comes up.

"My problem is, I do too much shopping out there because I never get a chance before that, so I'm sitting up all night wrapping.

"Then I sleep in Christmas Day, which kind of ruins Christmas morning for everybody."

She then adds: "Well, they don't have to [wait].

"Definitely I always tell everyone to let the kids open presents before I get up.

"We do stockings; we all have stockings with our names on them, even the dogs."

Dinner on Christmas Day is a glamorous affair. The singer says: "Actually that's the night we dress up for dinner.

"Last year, my pastor came and did a service for us and ate dinner with us.

"And when I say dress up, I mean I'm in a gown.

"I've got lots of vintage pieces and I wear either red or white and jewellery.

"Usually, a couple of days before, while everyone else is skiing, I just sit around playing dress-up.

"I don't know what that's about - I mean who does that?

"But skiing means being cold and getting up really early - two things I'm not very good at."

Carey's extravagant Christmas traditions are a far cry from the ones she used to have while growing up in New York.

She lived with her mum after her parents divorced when she was quite young.

"My mother, now she was festive," the singer says.

"She always wanted Christmas to be exciting. We didn't always have enough money for a lot of presents, but she'd wrap up whatever she could - even an orange - and say it was from the cat or something, just so I could have things to open.

"I think that when kids are little it's really all about opening things; it doesn't matter so much what they are.

"And my mother always made things very fun."

With a mother who was an opera singer and a vocal coach, music filled the household during the holidays.

"She usually had a Christmas party where she'd make mulled wine and invite all her friends and we'd decorate the tree and everyone would sing carols," Carey says.

"So music is very important to me around the holidays.

"By the end of the week in Aspen everybody is ready to kill me, because from the minute we get there to the minute we leave, I have the Christmas music on.

"Usually it's satellite radio, but we throw our favourites in there, like the James Brown Christmas album and the Jackson Five Christmas album.

"Oh, and I love the Chipmunks' Christmas album.

"It's such a throwback to childhood - just laughing and having a good time."

The singer also celebrates the season with those in need.

She says: "One year I did a concert for Camp Mariah, which is a camp I started that benefits underprivileged children.

"And every year I work with the foster kids of Denver.

"We do a holiday event for them, and the last couple of years - I worry about saying this in case any of them read it - Santa has come and he looks so much like Santa, a real beard and everything.

"And all the kids get gifts and get to take pictures with him."

But this year she will also be thinking about what to give her new husband, actor Nick Cannon.

"I've had a few ideas, but I wouldn't want this to come out before Christmas and give all my ideas away."

And the woman who had a hit with the song All I Want for Christmas Is You, says she doesn't know what gifts she wants.

"Honestly, I haven't really thought about it," she says.

"I just want to have a really good time - a restful, enjoyable time. I want to be ecstatic and have the best Christmas ever.

"And I know that's a really huge request right now.

"There's so much going on in the world that's pretty dismal, but I've always had that glass-half-full outlook.

"That's how I am. And I really think it'll be a memorable Christmas." 
Source: XtraMSN (All rights reserved) - Nick by e-mail
Posted on November 12

US fans! Mariah interviewed on Access Hollywood tonight
Mariah will be interviewed on Access Hollywood tonight (nov.12th) !
Source: Joe by e-mail
Posted on November 12
Please vote for I Stay In Love!!!!!!!!!!!!
Belgian radio Sud Radio added I Stay In Love to their playlist, please enter "Mariah Carey - I Stay In Love" at the bottom of this page.  Our goal is to make the track enter in their Top 30.  As usual, prizes will be given if the track enters the Top.  Vote everyday and send me an e-mail to tell me you voted so you can have your chance to be picked at random.
Posted on November 12
TRL Commercial for Sunday's Finale
Yesterday's TRL aired a commercial for the upcoming finale on Sunday.  Click here to download it.
Posted on November 12
HBF members: Mariah TRL Finale Contest: Win Tickets for You and a Friend!
The First Lady of TRL is coming to the show's big finale celebration and we want you there! 

After ten years on air, MTV's Total Request Live is coming to an end. On November 16, MTV is going to throw a ridiculous celebration, Total Finale Live! 

Mariah and a parade of celebrities and performers like no other will take a last stroll through the TRL studio set and past the squealing audience as they look back at a decade of incredible shows, guests, music videos and more. 

We have a pair of tickets to give away to a Honey B. Fly member and their chosen guest! 
Source: - HBF
Posted on November 12

Right To Dream up for an Oscar? Let's hope so!!!!!!
Tennessee is set to open for 1 week on December 5th in Los Angeles in order for the song in the film to qualify for the Oscars.
The film will then open wider in the US in 2009.
Source: Vivendi Entertainment by e-mail
Posted on November 12
WMA's 2008, the hidden parts
Behind the strass and glamour of such events, some little things are hidden from the general public, as everything will be edited for the TV broadcast of the ceremony.  This year, the WMAs had their part of mistakes, weirdness and even sadness.
The young host Jesse Metcalf hasn't been lucky for his first time presenting the Awards, first he has been left waiting for more than two hours as the start of the ceremony was delayed, then when Beyoncé was meant to come on stage the audience at the front could all hear the production crew shouting: 'She's not ready, she's not ready'.  He was not lucky with the Knowles family, as Solange Knowles’ band needed to recover from a technical fault prior to her performance.

But he was more lucky later though, he met Mariah and said he was very excited to meet Mariah as she is one the most successful artists of all time.

But his bad luck was not over, while beeing at the after-party at Jimmy'z, he quickly went back to his hotel to put on a more comfortable outfit and he fell of the stairs and was unconscius and was even rushed to the hospital.

While staying at her hotel, Mariah enjoyed a private dinner cooked by renowned chef Alain Ducasse and chatted about cooking receipts with him.
Mariah and Nick were spotted leaving Nice on November 10, click here to see the picture.

Apparently, Mariah accepted L.A. Reid's Award as he didn't came 'cause of the tragic death of Shakir Stewart, executive vice president at the Island Def Jam Music Group who killed himself last week at age 34.
Compiled by Heroes of Mariah
Posted on November 12

US fans: Extra TV's AMA Tickets contest
One winner will receive 2 tickets to the pre-party, show and after-party.  Click here to enter.
Source: Moony
Posted on November 12
- November 11 Extra TV: Win VIP Tix to the AMAs on - click here to download.
- November 11 The Surreal Life Season 4 Reunion, Cast from VH-1's reality show, "The Surreal Life", had a reunion show yesterday, and Da Brat said that she has been working on a new record with Mariah Carey among other artists.  Click here to download.
Source: Moony
Posted on November 12
"Push" scheduled for release in February 2009???
As we know, Mariah has a supporting role in new movie "Push".
She will shed her glamorous image to play a dowdy New York social worker.
She says, "I'm not going to be a pretty picture. The role's a supporting part - a little scene - but it's a very important scene. I don't want to reveal what happens, but my character is important because things are revealed through her."
Push is scheduled for release in February 2009. 
Source: Contactmusic
Heroes note: The release date seems weird, as nothing came from Lee Daniels' camp yet
Posted on November 11
Videos, videos, videos...
ArnO has a blog with videos of Mariah's TV appearances, check it out at the following link.
Source for the info: ArnO by e-mail
Posted on November 11
Lovers and fountain in Monaco
Mariah and Nick posing for pictures before heading to the WMAs.

Posted on November 11
The new tracks
I received a lot of e-mails telling me the second image posted yesterday was way to blurry to read something, sorry I didn't realize it as I can read it with my screen resolution, so for the ones who couldn't read it, it says:
"....... Records          July 31 2008 
Mariah loves the new................. in the studio to record.  Maybe next week"
Posted on November 11
For video collectors
Nov 10: Access Hollywood 
Accss Hollywood covered Mariah's interview with UK Mirror in which she said she made her husband wait for sex until they married.
Click here to download it.
Source: Moony
Posted on November 11
The Tour in a few months!!!!
On X Factor, Mariah definitely said the Tour will start at the top of the year, which means in a few months..... 
Source for the info: Taz on our forum
Posted on November 10
One click for Mariah!!!!
German site Bild posted a Beyoncé vs. Mariah poll, please vote for Mariah at this link!!!!!!
Source for the info: Lukas by e-mail
Posted on November 10
Mariah to Perform at the American Music Awards
Mariah Carey will perform at the American Music Awards later this month, PEOPLE has learned. 

Carey joins previously announced performers: the Jonas Brothers, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ne-Yo, Pink, the Pussycat Dolls and the reunited New Kids on the Block.

Paris Hilton, Kate Walsh and Akon will also be presenters at the telecast, which airs live on ABC on Nov. 23. 

Alicia Keys leads the nominations with five. Coldplay and The Eagles are up for four apiece, while Lil' Wayne and Chris Brown are up for three awards each. All five are up for Artist of the Year honors, the night's biggest award. 
Tickets to the telecast, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel from the Nokia Theater LA Live!, are still available to the public. 
Source: People (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 10

Mariah on Heart Breakfast

Mariah told Jamie all about how she got together with her husband Nick Cannon and revealed that she’d love to have children.

She also told him that she’d definitely consider buying a place in London and even tried to do a British accent.

Don’t worry if you missed the interview, you can catch the whole thing again right here. Just click here.
Source: MariahConnection - Andrew by e-mail
Posted on November 10

Mariah thanks her fans and gives a shout out to Nick
She may have notched a World Music Award, but Mariah Carey had another very important thing on her mind last night – her husband of six months, Nick Cannon. 

"It's a blessing to live this life. Thanks to the fans and for the 18 number one singles I've had," Carey, 39, told the crowd after receving a special achievement honor from presenter Alicia Keys. "Special shout to my husband and best friend Nick, I love you." 
Source: People (all rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on November 10

Mariah Carey's diva demands for £100,000 private jet and £10,000 a night penthouse suite
Mariah Carey is legendary for her diva ways. 

And she reinforced them in spectacular fashion at last night's World Music Awards.
The singer's extraordinary demands included a £100,000 private jet transport to the ceremony in Monte Carlo and a £10,000-a-night penthouse suite at the exclusive Hotel de Paris for two nights. 

Never one to travel light, she also asked for similar VIP treatment at the hotel for her 15-strong entourage of stylists and personal assistants.
And when she felt a little peckish, she decided that the five-star hotel just wasn't quite up to standard. 

Instead she had renowned Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse brought to her hotel to cook her a private dinner.
Seemingly impressed with the results, she then asked if he could stay and teach her how to cook the clam linguine for her new husband Nick Cannon.
Never mind that the 38-year-old was appearing for only 15 minutes on the night. 

After collecting her Special Achievement award, she made a short speech before being escorted immediately home.
Source: Daily Mail (All rights reserved)
Heroes note: If true, Beyoncé did the same.....
Posted on November 10

The new tracks recorded by Mariah 
I know some of you like the banana , and some of you don't like it, I don't care it's my site and I'm going to post the banana whenever I want 
A while ago, I posted Mariah recorded new tracks back in August, now after more than 3 months I think I can post the proof for the ones who don't believe it...
and no, I didn't compose these images myself .  It's not very clear and edited (especially the second one), I did it on purpose, some details don't need to be out yet .... this comes from producers on my MySpace friends!

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Posted on November 10
Pictures of Mariah arriving at the Nice airport
Like I posted yesterday, Mariah arrived at the Nice airport at around 3:15am (the night of Staurday to Sunday), about 15 fans from the South of France were there to show support and greet her.  Mariah gave autographs and was all smiling but tired.  Today, Sihame from MariahSource got pictures!

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Posted on November 10
More pics from Monaco!

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Source: CU
Posted on November 10
Mariah Carey on love, her body and how she maintains her superstar image
Singer Mariah Carey shares her secrets on looking gorgeous, and tells how she’s managed to lose a stone following a strict exercise regime and a low-fat diet – plus the occasional treat

Being in love clearly suits Mariah Carey. Not only is she “happier than she’s ever been” with new husband Nick Cannon but, at 38, she’s also in the best shape of her life.

Talking exclusively to the Mirror following her performance on The X Factor – when she wowed viewers with her stunning curves in two figure-flaunting dresses on Saturday night – Mariah says “I feel great, it’s hard work to stay in shape but the results are worth it.”

Newly-single Simon Cowell certainly seemed to think so, admiring more than just her impressive five-octave vocal range.

In the last year alone, the super-toned singer has shed more than a stone through a combination of a strict low-fat diet and an intense exercise regime devised by Mariah’s long-time trainer Patricia Gay.

“She’s been toned since the beginning,” says Patricia, who flies in from the Caribbean island of St Barts to train with her client and friend.
“She is small. She has only muscle and no fat at all. She is a hard worker!”

Indeed, the statuesque 5ft 9in star wears size 6-8, and an invitation by Mariah to “feel my thigh” confirms Patricia’s assertion.

But getting in such spectacular shape does not come easily.

Mariah admits she follows a “bleak” 1,500 calorie-a-day diet, comprising few of her favourite comfort foods. “It’s mainly about the diet, so when my trainer leaves it’s sooo hard to stick to it! For breakfast, Patricia will make some boring eggs and I don’t really like eggs anyway, and she’ll give me some probiotic yoghurt to help with digestion.

“Her favourite thing for lunch and dinner is this plain vegetable soup. It’s very bland – no cream. Cream is the tastebuds’ friend but the body’s enemy!
“Occasionally she’ll make a low-fat burrito for lunch – to me, it’s such a treat, and it tastes like the most amazing thing ever.”

Does she ever cheat?
“A little bit, sometimes. Nick loves candy, so sometimes I’ll sneak one of his sweets!
“My friends and I love to go to this one place in New York that has fried chicken and macaroni cheese, and I’ll go but I’ll just have a few morsels of chicken and a bite of macaroni cheese. I’m not going to sit there and eat a whole portion because it’s not worth it to me. I would definitely feel guilty.”

Her self-deprivation is clearly paying dividends, though. In the video for her new single, I Stay In Love – directed by husband Nick – she flaunts her spectacular shape in a skimpy Las Vegas showgirl outfit.  Does her other half join her on Patricia’s strict eating plan?
“No way!” she laughs. “He works out a lot, but he can eat pretty much whatever he wants – he’d never get fat. Men are so lucky.”

Mariah’s disciplined approach to her diet is supplemented by an intensive exercise regime, comprising up to two hours’ of cardio and sculpting every day.
“Right now, fortunately, Patricia is not here so I’m getting a break!” Mariah says. “But I’ll usually work out seven days a week.”

Her regime consists of low-impact water aerobics  combined with pilates mat exercises and, most recently, yoga.
“I love the water,” she adds. “And I like doing water aerobics because it’s less stress on the body – it’s three times as effective as exercising outside the water – but mainly because you forget the fact that you’re actually working out. You’re splashing around in the water.”

The pilates moves help to whittle her tiny waist and sculpt her arms and thighs, and the yoga is making Mariah super-flexible. “ I’m so shocked that I can actually put my feet over my head,” she says.

Despite having one of the most enviable figures in showbiz, Mariah insists she would never want to be perceived as skinny, as she is proud of her womanly curves.
“I still have a butt!” she laughs. “I think being very thin with no muscle tone is not that pretty.
“I work out a lot but I wouldn’t want to get big biceps. Some women can do that but I’m not that petite so I couldn’t get away with it.”

So what tips can Mariah give us to show some A-list polish in the festive season?
“High heels are always good,” she smiles.

And the credit crunch is no barrier to a superstar glow: the secret to Mariah’s perfect skin is  as-simple as it gets – three litres of water a day. “It’s so important to stay hydrated,” she says.

Of course, the excitement of new love helps more than any £400 skin cream.

“Do I feel the best I ever have?” she ponders.
“Well, I’m healthy and it’s the most incredible feeling to know you’ve found The One. Life doesn’t get much better.”
Source: Mirror (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 9

Gorgeous Mariah picks up her Award tonight at the WMA
No Best Pop Award and no Best RnB Award, but be proud, that's our girl!!!!!!
Mariah arrived 45 minutes after proceedings had started, grabbed her Lifetime Achievement trophy and swiftly left.

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Source for the pics: CU
Posted on November 9
"Tennessee"very well received in Santa Monica!
Earlier this month I posted the infos for Santa Monica fans.  Jamie e-mailed me to thank for the info and to tell he went with a group of fans to the screening, they noticed people were enthousiastic and surprised after the screening and some applauded.  Like me, Jamie didn't listen to Right To dream before the screening and was really amazed, however a few of his friends had already heard the song and said they wish they hadn't listen to it, 'cause they missed the intense emotional part in that part of the movie.
Posted on November 9
Fans greeted Mariah at Nice airport 
Mariah arrived at the Nice airport at around 3:15am last night (well, early this morning), about 15 fans from the South of France were there to show support and greet her.  Mariah gave autographs and was all smiling but tired.
I'm really really happy for you guys and especially for my friend from our forum 
Source for the info: TheLittleLambOfMimi on our forum
Posted on November 9
Mariah to recieve special Sales Achievement Award tonight !!!!
Tonight at the 2008 World Music Awards in Monaco, Mariah will receive the special Sales Achievement Award. Congrats Mariah!!!!
Posted on November 9
X Factor Exclusive: Simon Cowell furious with diva Mariah Carey
Simon Cowell was furious after superstar Mariah Carey threw X-Factor rehearsals into chaos - by keeping contestants waiting THREE HOURS for a surprise mentoring session.

The hopefuls had to sit in the bar at London's posh Dorchester hotel waiting for the US singer, 38. And when they did meet Mariah most were so overcome they cried with emotion.

But Cowell blew his top when Friday's meeting made them all late for rehearsals - and 16-year-old Eoghan Quigg had to miss them altogether because he's not allowed on set after 7pm on weekdays.

An X Factor insider said: "Simon was furious about the delays and really annoyed with Mariah. He just wanted the hopefuls to meet the star and get back to the studios.

"He got so frustrated at one stage he ordered an assistant to go to the Dorchester and order the contestants into their limos."
Source: The Mirror (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 9

Pictures of Mariah leaving the Dorchester hotel for X Factor
I'll not post them..... It seems a lil' too risky!
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Click here to access the pictures and enlarge each of them, enjoy!
Posted on November 8
"Hero" on X Factor

Click here to watch it!!!!
Posted on November 8
"I Stay In Love" on X Factor

Click here to watch it!!!! You can also watch the X Factor candidates singing Mariah songs.
Source for the link: Lukas by e-mail
Posted on November 8
The WMA updated their site!!!! Mariah is nominated for 2 Awards
- World's Best Pop Female Artist
Leona Lewis
Mariah Carey

- World's Best R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Leona Lewis
Mariah Carey
Source: World Music Awards
Heroes note: Mariah is also set to present L.A Reid with the Life Time Achievement Award
Posted on November 8

The pop star also exclusively revealed to the Mirror she has a mammoth world tour planned for next year !!!!!
Mariah Carey exclusive: Why I made my husband wait for sex
Mariah Carey clearly knows how to test a man’s resolve – just ask new husband Nick Cannon.

The singer has confessed that she kept the  rap star waiting until they were married before, well, you know…they got down to the intimate side of their relationship.

But Mariah says hanging on for that two months from when they met in February to when they tied the knot in the Bahamas in April was well worth it.

She adds: “It’s not that we had NO intimacy, we just didn’t have complete intimacy. It’s just me, and my feelings.

“I definitely don’t want to push it on anybody else. But we both have similar beliefs, and I just thought that it would be so much more special if we waited until after we were married. And it was, and it still is.”

As the couple celebrate their six-month anniversary, the US star has declared she has never been happier.

And no doubt X Factor fans are over the moon that she has agreed to appear on the show tonight to mentor the wannabe stars and belting out her new single I Stay in Love.

One of her most famous songs, Hero, is currently at number one in the British charts and the X Factor finalists have recorded a version of the rousing ballad to raise funds for Help For Heroes, a charity helping British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

It is already the biggest-selling single of 2008. Mariah has flown in from New York to help the aspiring singers, and perform alongside them on tonight’s show.

She says: “I think they’ve done a really good version. I’m a songwriter first and foremost, and it’s always a big compliment when someone wants to cover one of my tracks. I’ve been to the Middle East myself, to visit the troops, and I know what amazing work they do out there.”

So who is her favourite to win X Factor? She replies: “It’s hard to say.

“There are a lot of talented people this year. But I have really been looking forward to working with them, and getting to know them all individually.”

Mariah met Nick, who is also a DJ and actor, on the set of her video Bye Bye. After a whirlwind romance she was whisked down the aisle in the Caribbean.

And the singer says life has been a blissful since they she and Nick got hitched.

Sitting in the Dorchester hotel in London, she tells the Mirror: “We celebrated our anniversary with a huge Halloween party. I went in a cookies costume, and Nick dressed as milk. We had the most  amazing day.”

Lovingly caressing one of her huge heart-shaped diamond earrings, she went on: “He bought me these, and the biggest bunch of flowers you’ve ever seen. He’s incredibly romantic.”

The surprise wedding made headlines around the world. But no one was more stunned to be taking a second trip up the aisle than 38-year-old Mariah.

Her first marriage to former Sony Records boss Tommy Mottola ended acrimoniously a decade ago, and she admitted she was reluctant to take the plunge a second time.

She adds: “I was hesitant for a long time to get into a relationship and lose control of my heart and myself as a human being.

“I was very protective of myself. But this was something different. I was hesitant after having a bad experience, but this was something bigger than both of us.

“There was no question of not being ready when I met Nick. It felt 100 per cent right.”

The couple are so certain their love will last they have both had tattoos of each other’s names etched on their bodies.

Mariah says: “We really do feel we are soulmates. We actually first met each other in 2005, and we definitely had chemistry then, but we were both with other people and it wasn’t the right time.

“But whenever he was asked on TV who his celebrity crush was he would always say me, and friends would tell me, ‘Nick Cannon really likes you.’

“I would just say. ‘Oh, he’s probably just saying that’. I didn’t know what to believe. Then we met again on my video shoot and it all just clicked. It was pretty whirlwind, amazing.”

Speaking about the time Nick, who is 10 years her junior, proposed, she adds: “It was the day that they lit the Empire State Building in New York in pink and lavender, my signature colours, because it had just been announced that I’d had my 18th number one hit, beating Elvis Presley’s record.

“Nick handed me a sweet wrapper. I got to the candy ring, he’s always giving me those as he has a very sweet tooth, and I said to him: ‘Mine’s broken, there’s no sweet inside.’ He told me to open it anyway and there was this beautiful diamond ring inside.”

The very 17-carat sparkler she toyed with throughout our interview.

There was also a hint of broodiness. Two years ago she appeared to rule out becoming a mum, but now admits to being “ready for a family”. Mariah says: “I’ve changed my mind because I am with The One. I think we would make good parents, and that we’d be able to figure everything out together.

“People are constantly asking me if I’m pregnant, but I don’t like to talk about it too much. I just think about it as the next phase. We’ll see.”

Apart from her personal life, it seems Mariah has plenty to be happy about professionally, too.

She currently has two albums – E=MC2 and Ballads – in the UK charts, and has sold more than 200 million records worldwide.

The pop star also exclusively revealed to the Mirror she has a mammoth world tour planned for next year, showcasing her huge back catalogue of hits.

She adds: “I love going on the road, it’s the best way to connect with the fans. I still get nervous before performing. I get through it by saying a prayer before I sing, and trying to keep focused.”

With that, Mariah’s manager comes to collect her to meet the X Factor stars. He tells her they are beside themselves with excitement at the prospect of meeting their idol.

She replies: “Well it’s my honour. I’m just as excited myself.”
Source: The Mirror (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 7

Mariah Cares

Mariah was rehearsing with the remaining eight contestants as the cover version of the ballad looked set to top the charts for a second week. 
Mariah co-wrote Hero and had a US No1 with the song in 1993. 
And as this week’s celebrity mentor, the star — known for her whopping vocal range — also gave the finalists a singing masterclass. 
An ITV1 insider said: “Mariah’s really pleased that her song is helping do so much good, so she was keen to sing it on the show. It makes sense — it is her song after all. 
“The plan is for her to sing it with all 12 finalists so they’ll get a first taste of singing with a musical legend. 
“Not surprisingly there are a few nerves.” 
Meanwhile, the X Factor single had sold 140,000 copies in its second week by last night — and is set to smash the 200,000 mark before tomorrow’s chart show. 
Source: The Sun (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 7
Extra TV Video
Today's Extra TV reported that Mariah had 20 suitcases and showed some footage from her arrrival at the Dorchester.
Click here to download it.
Source: Moony
Posted on November 7
Mariah in Europe update
8 November, 2008
2.00pm - 2.30pm: Mariah will leave The Dorchester Hotel to go to The X Factor studio.
3.00 - 3.30pm: Arrive at The Fountain Studios, 128 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8HQ.
7:20pm - 8:50pm: The X Factor show airs live on ITV. (Mariah to perform 1 track)
8:50pm - 9:35pm: Xtra Factor show airs live on ITV 2. Holly Willoughby will be talking Mariah.
9:35pm - 10:20pm: The X Factor Results show airs live on ITV. (Mariah to perform 1 track)
10.30pm - 12.00am: Mariah is expected to leave the studio to fly out to Monaco.
9 November, 2008
Early Morning: Mariah will be arriving at The Hôtel de Paris Monaco. The address of the hotel is as follows; Place du Casino - Monte-Carlo - 98000 Monaco.

Afternoon/Evening: Mariah will present L.A Reid with the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2008 World Music Awards.

Please remember all the above is subject to change. Keep checking back for updates!
Source: Mariah Connection UK
Heroes note: Remember Mariah is often late, so be patient while waiting to catch her somewhere
Posted on November 7 

Mariah to be on UK radio Heart FM
This morning on the Heart FM breakfast show it was announced that Mariah Carey would be coming in to be interviewed on Monday.

This interview is likely to be a pre-record from today & be conducted by Mariah’s longtime friend Jamie Theakston!

Source: Mariah Connection UK
Heroes note: Click here to access the page where they annonce it and here to listen live on Monday.
Posted on November 7

UK press
- X Factor contestants meet Mariah inside the hotel for mentoring, the video only shows old Mariah footage, click here.
- X Factor contestants having the time of their lives meeting Mariah at her hotel, click here
Posted on November 7
Support "I Stay In Love"
- US fans, request the track at your local radio station!!!!
- Everyone:
Vote on BET
Watch the video at AOL - Yahoo! Music
Click here to follow the airplay stats
Posted on November 7
Don't be disappointed if....
I know a lot of speculations are out, but don't be disappointed if Mariah doesn't perform at the WMA's, it wasn't stated nowhere (yet) she will perform, as of now the only info we get is that Mariah will present L.A Reid with the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2008 World Music Awards.
Posted on November 7
Mariah leaves a short message for the end of the Luscious Pink design contest!
Click here and scroll down to listen.
Posted on November 7
Mariah Carey will show X Factor contestants what a diva is, says Dannii Minogue
X FACTOR judge Dannii Minogue says the show is bracing itself for a diva invasion from US superstar Mariah Carey.

Mariah will perform her new single, I Stay In Love, as a special guest on the show.

And Dannii says the American star, in the UK to promote her new Ballads album, will put any would-be divas among the remaining contestants easily in the shade.

Dannii added: "Could it get any more nerve-wracking for the contestants? I think there's puppies and kittens being sent.

"Apparently, her dressing room is all going to be painted white and only certain types of flowers and candles and all that - I don't know.

"I want to see. Because all of the guests stay in the 'motor home' out the front so I want to see if it does actually get changed."
Source: Daily Record (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on November 7

Video of Mariah arriving at The Dorchester in London

Click here to download it
Source: Jose Manuel - Moony
Posted on November 7
Video of Mariah leaving NY before heading to the UK

Click here to download the vid.
Source: Moony
Posted on November 7
UK press and pictures
- Metro UK, click here.
- Daily Mail, click here.
Posted on November 6
A lot of pictures of Mariah and Nick in London
Click hereto access Sihame's gallery.
Source: Sihame from MariahSource on our forum
Posted on November 6
More pics of Mariah and Nick arriving in London up on Wireimage
Click here to access the page.
Posted on November 6
Mariah and Nick arriving at the Dorchester hotel in London (more pics coming soon)

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Source: CU
Posted on November 6
Mariah and Nick arrive at Heathrow (London) earlier today

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Source: GossipGirls
Posted on November 6
Mariah is Obama's new Hero 
Mariah Carey has a very special fan - the new president of the United States. 

Barack Obama's wife Michelle played the singer's 1993 hit Hero to him before the election results were announced.

A friend of Mariah's said: "She was blown away when she heard. She is so honoured to have played her part in such an occasion." 

And Obama is not Mariah's only famous fan. The diva's arrival in London yesterday ( ) to promote her greatest hits album () has caused quite a stir with the X Factor contestants. 

Mariah will sing on the show this week while the rivals will each have to cover one of her songs. 

We just hope they're not all too stagestruck to perform. 
Source: Mirror
Posted on November 6

Mariah Is X-Pensive 
Diva Mariah Carey is having a covered walkway built for her at The X Factor studios in case her hair gets wet walking 10 feet to the studio. 

Carey, 38, and her entourage are all flying first-class in and out of London and are staying at the Dorchester Hotel, where suites cost up to £2000 a night. 

She wants an entire floor of the studios cleared for her make-up, wardrobe and assistants. 

And her aides refused to let her prepare for the show in a mobile home until a corridor was built from its door into the studio. Carey is due to perform this weekend. 
Source: Daily Record
Posted on November 6

Support "I Stay In Love"
- US fans, request the track at your local radio station!!!!
- Everyone:
Vote on BET
Watch the video at AOL - Yahoo! Music
Click here to follow the airplay stats
Posted on November 5
UK fans: Go greet Mariah at the airport!!!!!
Mariah will be landing at Heathrow airport tomorrow, November 6 at 10:20AM and then heading to The Dorchester Hotel.
Show her love and support!!!!!!
Be sure to check the strict security measures at the airport first, it seems you're not always allowed to stand/wait there.
Posted on November 5
"Hero" video shot yesterday
It's even better for Mariah, the X Factor finalists were at Shepperton Studios yesterday to shoot a video for the single.  That's great for Mariah's track and the royalties she will receive for it.
Posted on November 5
Mariah in the UK
Mariah will spend some time for private stuff while she's in the UK, no details will be revealed about private events in hope nobody will stalk her in her private life. (Hopefully the paps will be aware not to stalk her either).
Posted on November 5
Mariah's 'hero' A Hit Once Again In The U.K.
Mariah Carey's 1993 hit "Hero" is a hit once more for a new generation of British singers.
The tune has been re-recorded for charity by the 2008 finalists of the U.K.'s popular TV talent competition The X Factor. 
It pays to write your own material. Carey has had a hand in penning a majority of her songs over the course of her career. "Hero" was co-written by Carey with producer Walter Afanasieff. 

Though Carey does not appear on the new version of "Hero," she receives royalties for any new recording of her compositions as well as for public and broadcast performances of those songs.
Source: Mix 99.9
Posted on November 5

Listen to 'Right To Dream', Mariah's song from "Tennessee"
Click here to listen to the full song.
Source: Hollyscoop
Posted on November 4
Mariah sends video message to Universal Group International boss
Mr Grainge, head of Universal Music Group International, was praised by his artists as he collected the Music Industry Trust Award in London.

U2 presented the accolade, while Take That, Mika, Razorlight, Jamie Cullum ad Sugababes performed in his honour.

U2's lead singer Bono described Mr Grainge as a "great" label boss. 
"He's a tough guy when it comes to deals but he's a very tender soul to deal with if you're U2." 
Mr Grainge let the band "be ourselves", and would "never try to interfere with us, never try to step on our toes", Bono added..

Abba's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, Girls Aloud and Snow Patrol were also at the ceremony, while Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie and The Pussycat Dolls sent video messages.
Source: BBC (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on November 4

Remember, this is UK press....
Mariah Carey exclusive: She gets the diva treatment for X Factor appearance
She’s the most sought-after star in the world, so no wonder there’s such a Carey on to get Mariah to the World Music Awards.

We’ve got our hands on the organisers’ plans and they’re going to spoil her rotten.

They’re forking out £10,000 on a private jet to whisk her from her X Factor performance on Saturday to Monaco for the lavish 20th anniversary celebrations.

It will be the first time she will be in town with her new hubby Nick Cannon – so the trip will be extra-romantic.

Especially since Nick recently confessed: “To be honest there was really no intimacy until we got married.

“That’s a lesson to young girls, don’t give them none until you get married.”

Flunkies are pulling out all the stops for the stunning star. An insider tells us: “It’ll be like a second honeymoon on board the jet for them. There’ll be no expense spared for Mariah. Lilies, mini burgers, sparkling water and bundles of her favourite Hello Kitty toys as a present.

“Staff wont disturb them until Mariah calls, to ensure the love-birds have the utmost privacy on the cosy flight.”

It will be just the luxury Mimi will need after her busy week on X Factor. She will perform her new single I Stay In Love during a Mariah Carey tribute week where she will also mentor the contestants.

The finalists are at No1 with a cover of her song Hero.

Her X Factor debut on Saturday comes after Simon Cowell personally stepped in to request her.

She’ll also perform Hero with the remaining finalists and is a massive fan of the show.

Off the back of her appearance, Mariah’s Greatest Hits album is set to rocket to No1.

And judging from her star treatment in Monaco, it looks like Christmas really has come early for the pop queen.
Source: Mirror (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 4

Mariah featured in December issue of US Fashion magazine "Beauty LaunchPad"
One of the top fashion trade magazines in the U.S., called Beauty LaunchPad, is going to publish a story in December about fashion in music videos, and Mariah will be featured in it in relation with "I Stay In Love".
Source: Janice from Minx by e-mail
Posted on November 3
"All I want For Christmas Is You" #1 on iTunes Belgium 

For the second day in a row, the track is #1 on the Belgian iTunes Holiday season chart!
Source for the info: David on our forum
Posted on November 3
This is for you girls...
- TotalHair: this site shows several Mariah hairstyles, click on each pic to read what they have to say.
- Coolspotters: this site shows some products worn by Mariah
Source for the info: Dennis by e-mail
Posted on November 3
Support "I Stay In Love"
- US fans, request the track at your local radio station!!!!
- Everyone:
Vote on BET
Watch the video at AOL - Yahoo! Music
"I Stay In Love" is first listed among the Yahoo! Music: Hot New Videos today!!!!

Click here to follow the airplay stats
Posted on November 3
Mariah in the UK and in Monaco details
- 6 November, 2008
11.00am - 11.30am: Mariah is expected to arrive at The Dorchester Hotel in London. The hotel is based at Park Lane, London W1K 1QA, England.

- 7 November, 2008
Mariah will mentor The X Factor finalists at The Dorchester Hotel throughout the day.

- 8 November, 2008
4.00pm - 5.00pm: Mariah will leave The Dorchester Hotel to go to The X Factor studio.
7:20pm: The X Factor airs live on ITV.

* * Mariah is expected to fly out to Monaco after her appearance on The X Factor.
* * * It is yet unknown if Mariah will be doing the second part of the show which airs live at 9:35pm on ITV.

Late Evening: Mariah will be arriving at The Hôtel de Paris Monaco.  The address of the hotel is as follows; Place du Casino - Monte-Carlo - 98000 Monaco.

- 9 November, 2008
Mariah will present L.A Reid with the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2008 World Music Awards.

Please remember all the above is subject to change. Keep checking back for updates!
Source: Mariah Connection UK
Posted on November 3

UK fans: Attend Mariah's London Taping of The X Factor!
Mariah will be appearing on UK TV show The X Factor on Saturday, 8 November in Wembley, England, and we're giving away a pair of tickets to the event to one UK-based Honey B. Fly member!
Posted on November 3
Andrew Karelis (the I Stay In Love lover) about Mariah and Nick
Mariah Carey has a new man in her life and it's not her husband, Nick Cannon. The newlywed snuggled up to model Andrew Karelis in her new video "I Stay in Love." But Mariah's hubby kept a watchful eye on his woman in his role as video director. "Mariah and Nick may be a mystery to the media, but they have a great relationship," Andrew says. "They are in the honey­moon stage for sure. You can tell they love to be around each other all the time." He adds that Nick took charge of the shoot. "He met me first and introduced me to Mariah. And he warned me immediately not to get too close," the model says. "I will say that when I was kissing Mariah's neck, Nick got closer and closer and I definitely felt the pressure! He was about three feet away the whole time."
Source: New York Post
Posted on November 3
Pre Dinner party in honour of Mariah in Monaco on November 8
A party will be held in honour of Mariah in Monaco on November 8, this is a pre dinner party exclusively for artists and top sponsors.  The World Music Awards ceremony will take place on November 9.
Source: VIP First Class - Andrew by e-mail
Posted on November 3
X Factor's "Hero" hit No1 in the charts
The X Factor finalists were celebrating last night after their Help For Heroes single hit No1 in the charts. 
Their version of Mariah Carey’s song Hero sold 313,244 copies in its first six days.
The hit was the FASTEST selling charity song of the decade, the FASTEST selling single of the year and it BEAT the combined sales of the rest of the Top Ten.
Industry experts predicted Hero could stay at the top of the charts for weeks and sell a million copies.
Gordon Brown has pledged to hand back the VAT on each single sale to the charities and major retailers such as HMV, Woolworths and Tesco are waiving any profit. 
Source: The Sun (All rights reserved)
Posted on November 2
Show five secrets revealed!
A host of Hero songs next week!
The theme for the fifth X Factor show of the series will be songs by Mariah Carey.

Building on the success of The X Factor finalists' version of the Mariah hit Hero, the boys and girls still in the competition will each perform another track made famous by the American diva. 

There are certainly plenty of tunes to choose from! With a career spanning 18 years, the record breaking pop queen was named the best selling female artist of millennium in 2000 and has had the more US number one hits than any other female in history. 

Of course, Mariah Carey week wouldn't be Mariah Carey week without the lady herself. 

So the legendary singer will appear on next Saturday's show. 

This is one week when even Simon won't have the nerve to tell anyone off for singing her songs!
Source: X Factor ITV
Posted on November 2

The man needs to check Mariah's discography and big hits 
When you think Mariah will be face to face with him next week, I feel bad for her...
Simon Cowell from X Factor about Mariah:
"‘To me, the greatest singer is Mariah Carey. But she’s lost it. She needs to go back to singing the big ballads. It’s the reason Leona could top her. You have to stick with doing what you do best. 
Be honest. Know yourself."
Source: Daily Mail (Extract)
Posted on November 1
"Tennessee" screening in Santa Monica!
Santa Monica fans, there will be a screening of "Tennessee" in your area:
AMC Santa Monica 5 - November 6th. at 5:00pm
Fairmount 4 - November 7th. at 11:am
Posted on November 1
Halloween Party Related TV Coverage
- Inside Edition: Footage of Mariah getting on a firetruck before arriving at Marquee for the Halloween party last night.  Click here to dwnload it.
- The Insider & E! News:  The Insider 1080i HD - The Insider DVD - E! News DVD

Source: Moony
Posted on November 1


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