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Mariah Carey's Sister Arrested in Undercover Bust

Alison Carey charged with prostitution

(Newser) - An undercover bust at a hotel in a small Upstate New York town would be unremarkable, if not for the woman arrested: Mariah Carey's older sister. The Daily Freeman reports Alison Carey was arrested Friday on prostitution charges in Saugerties, which is home to about 20,000 residents. The... More »

Mariah Delays Gig to Complain About Fans

No, not those fans. The other fans

(Newser) - After starting her show at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome 45 minutes late ("We knew we had to be here, but it was my dear friend's birthday"), Mariah Carey delayed again mid-gig so that she could complain about the fans. The air-circulating fans, not the fans in the... More »

Mariah Carey Engaged to Billionaire

James Packer proposed Thursday in NYC: rep

(Newser) - It looks like Mariah Carey will be tying the knot yet again. The singer, who split with Nick Cannon in 2014, has just announced her engagement to Australia's fourth-richest person, billionaire James Packer, after about 10 months of dating, per the BBC . Her rep tells Us Weekly that Packer,... More »

Most-Played Holiday Song in Retail? No Longer Mariah

Carey is dethroned by The Shins

(Newser) - Everywhere you go this holiday shopping season, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" will be played. There's no escaping it—but, for the first time in decades, there's another song you might hear more often. That's right: For the first year since... More »

8 Celebrities Who Got Their Start as Backup Singers

Mariah Carey was a dancer, too

(Newser) - Not everyone skyrockets directly to fame: Ranker lists 24 celebrities who started out as backup singers. A sampling:
  • Katy Perry: When she still went by her birth name of Katy Hudson, she sang backup for P.O.D. and appeared in one of the band's 2006 music videos ("
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Mariah Carey Says Idol Was 'Worst' Thing She's Done

So no, she won't be back

(Newser) - To say Mariah Carey did not love her experience as an American Idol judge would be a bit of an understatement. "That was the worst experience of my life," Carey said in a recent interview on Australia's Kyle and Jackie O radio show picked up by ETOnline... More »

5 Stars Hospitalized After Breakdowns

And other mental health issues

(Newser) - Ireland Baldwin recently checked into rehab " to just get away for a little bit " and deal with "emotional trauma"—and Radar rounds up 10 other celebrities who've been hospitalized, sometimes involuntarily, for mental health issues:
  • Britney Spears was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold in
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11 Celeb Secrets Dished by the Household Help

Including more than you wanted to know about Ryan Gosling's bathroom habits

(Newser) - Having a housekeeper or an assistant is apparently dangerous business in Hollywood: Radar rounds up 26 famous employers who've had their secrets dished by such employees.
  • Christina Aguilera: A few years back, staffers revealed that they were constantly picking up maid and nurse costumes off the floor, because Aguilera
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Mariah, Nick Divorce: Blabbing Will Be Costly

They've got an unusual confidentiality clause

(Newser) - They've been living separately for a while, and now Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are making the split official, reports People . Cannon filed divorce papers last month, and TMZ reports that the couple has worked out a deal to split their property. (They've also got 3-year-old twins.)... More »

Why Can't Anybody Write a New Classic Christmas Song?

'WaPo' writer laments it's been at least 20 years since an enduring standard

(Newser) - Everyone got on Mariah Carey earlier this month for her faltering isolated vocals in "All I Want for Christmas Is You" at NYC's tree-lighting ceremony, but the truth is this: Mimi's the last one to have come out with a Christmas classic, and that was two decades... More »

9 Big Music Feuds

Even Taylor Swift gets into them

(Newser) - One of the songs on Taylor Swift's hugely popular 1989 is reportedly about Katy Perry—"Bad Blood," which includes the lyrics "Did you think we'd be fine? / Still got scars on my back from your knife," is rumored to be about Perry "... More »

5 Pregnant Celebs Who Posed Nude

Some were proud of their bodies, others not so much

(Newser) - It's one thing to pose naked for all the world to see; it's another to do so while pregnant. ETOnline rounds up 10 stars who did just that:
  • Demi Moore: Her 1991 Vanity Fair cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz, started the trend.
  • Cindy Crawford: Her accompanying interview when
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Nick Cannon Confirms Split From Mariah Carey, Kind Of

Couple is living apart, he tells the 'Insider'

(Newser) - The rumors are true: Nick Cannon told The Insider With Yahoo yesterday that he and wife Mariah Carey "have been living in separate houses for a few months. ... There is trouble in paradise." He didn't give many more details, other than to deny rumors that he cheated.... More »

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp Call It Quits

End could also be in sight for Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon

(Newser) - Is there something in the water? Hollywood has been hit with a rash of break-ups:
  • After more than three years together, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are over, People reports. "It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause," says one source; Ryan, 52, lives in New
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7 Craziest Celebrity Demands

Staircase assistants, brand-new toilet seats...

(Newser) - "Diva demands" sometimes seem like an escalating arms race; Radar rounds up 15 of the craziest demands from both female and male celebrities. A sampling:
  • Mariah Carey once reportedly demanded a "staircase assistant" before going on a British talk show. Another time, her concert rider got very specific,
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5 Craziest Celeb Appearance Fees

You probably can't afford to hire Beyonce for your birthday party

(Newser) - Think you might want to hire a celebrity to perform at—or even just attend—your next bash? You better have a lot of cash on hand. Radar rounds up 11 of the most ridiculous celebrity appearance fees. A sampling:
  • Beyonce: Tops the list; she once earned $2 million to
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13 Big Celebrity Feuds

Let's just say these stars don't get along

(Newser) - Admit it: Celebrity feuds are kinda fun. Radar rounds up 26 of the juiciest. A sampling:
  • Chelsea Handler is friends with Jennifer Aniston and thus no fan of Angelina Jolie, although she once insisted, "It has nothing to do with Jennifer." She just thinks Jolie "seems like
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16 Secret Celeb Weddings

Not every star needs all the fanfare

(Newser) - The latest celebrity couple to get married in secret? Leighton Meester and Adam Brody (aka Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl and Seth Cohen from The OC). PopSugar rounds up quite a few more stars whose weddings surprised us. A sampling:
  • Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: They quietly got hitched at
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10 Severe Cases of Celeb TMI

Some things we just did not need to know

(Newser) - Sometimes celebrities just don't know when to stop talking. The Huffington Post rounds up more than 300 examples of extreme celebrity TMI. A small sampling:
  • Cameron Diaz: Told Dr. Oz her tips for ... how to poop. (She drinks a liter of water every morning, for one thing.) They
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5 Celeb Engagement Rings That Cost $1M or More

Seems like a reasonable way to spend your money...

(Newser) - If you just got engaged, you may not want to read this—because these 10 celebrities rounded up by Wetpaint almost certainly have (or had) nicer engagement rings than you do. A sampling:
  • Beyonce: Her engagement ring from Jay Z? An 18-carat flawless diamond worth more than $5 million.
  • Paris
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