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Wedding Singers Mariah, Elton Score $4.2M

It's a big payday for duo who played nuptials of Russian billionaire's granddaughter

(Newser) - This should help soothe the hard feelings over her debacle of a New Year's Eve show: Mariah Carey made few million easy bucks over the weekend—by performing at a wedding. TMZ reports that Carey and Elton John were hired to sing in London at the reception for the... More »

Mariah Carey Has More to Say About NYE Performance

'My feelings are hurt'

(Newser) - Mariah Carey has more to say about her botched New Year's Eve performance : The producers of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve "foiled me," she says in an audio statement posted to Twitter Sunday. She goes on to claim, once again , that the production team... More »

Here's What Mariah's Ex Has to Say About New Year's Fiasco

Tommy Mottola suggests Carey get some help

(Newser) - Finally, Mariah Carey has received what she's likely been waiting for ever since her awkward New Year's Eve performance : advice from her ex-husband. In a letter given exclusively to Page Six , Tommy Mottola calls Carey "arguably the greatest pop voice to come along in the last three... More »

'Mortified' Mariah Carey Breaks Silence

She says Dick Clark wouldn't have allowed fiasco

(Newser) - Looks like this dispute could run until 2018. Mariah Carey has expanded her remarks on her disastrous New Year's Eve performance beyond "S--- happens"—and she doesn't sound very happy with Dick Clark Productions. "All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person... More »

Mariah Carey, Producers Battle Over What Went Wrong

'A shame that production set her up to fail,' says singer's rep

(Newser) - The drama of 2016's final moments continues to spill into 2017 in the form of an ongoing battle over just went wrong with Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance. Carey herself tweeted "S--- happens" to fans, alongside a GIF of her shaking her head, after an... More »

Mariah Has Something to Say About Weird NYE Performance

'S--- happens'

(Newser) - Mariah Carey's Times Square performance for ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve Saturday night was ... not great. After a rendition of "Auld Lang Syne," Carey attempted to launch into her hit "Emotion," but apparently couldn't hear it properly and repeatedly told the audience... More »

Kate Beckinsale's Marriage Over After 12 Years

Plus, more Hollywood breakups

(Newser) - It's over for Kate Beckinsale and husband Len Wiseman after a dozen years of marriage. TMZ reports that Wiseman, a director, filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. He and Beckinsale, who wed in 2004, don't have any kids. Rumors of trouble have swirled since last November, when Beckinsale... More »

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 »

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