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August 15, 2008: "Mariah Carey Needs Assistants To Dry Herself Off After Swimming"
Mariah Carey has been photographed being dried off by two assistants after she swam in the Mediterranean Sea.
The "Touch My Body" singer, who has a reputation for being a diva, enjoyed a peaceful swim on her second honeymoon with husband Nick Cannon off the island of Capri.
As she emerged from the water, Mariah was quickly met by two assistants bearing towels, who then proceeded to ensure she was completely dry by rubbing her all over.
A source said: "Mariah looked in absolute heaven as she was dried off. She just held out her arms to her side and let the assistants get rid of any water remaining on her body."
Mariah, 38, has previously revealed she likes being called a diva because it means she is successful.
She said: "They throw that word around like it's a Frisbee! I grew up hearing it, because my mother is an opera singer. The actual definition is 'a talented female singer'. Definition two is 'a difficult woman who is successful,' I believe. So I take it as a compliment."
Despite her reputation, Mariah insists she doesn't make enough demands.
The 38-year-old star said: "You know what? I guess I am a diva in many ways! When it comes to certain things, yes, I can be difficult and a little bit rigid about what I want. Am I demanding? I don't think I'm demanding enough."
August 1, 2008: "Mariah Carey Buys Second Home In West Indies"
Mariah Carey has bought a $5 million holiday home to enjoy a second honeymoon.
The 'Touch My Body' singer has bought a property in the West Indies which boasts five bedrooms, a Jacuzzi and an indoor swimming pool.
Despite the lavish new home, Mariah is also setting her sights on buying another property.
A source said: "Mariah's just bought her and Nick an amazing hideaway in the West Indies for them to escape to. She's also eying up another getaway in Monte Carlo as she loves chilling out there."
The couple hope to find the time for a second honeymoon some time soon.
An insider said: "Mariah has been busy in the studio, while Nick has been filming for his TV series."
"As soon as the pair get some free time, they will be jetting out to their new pad to make up for lost time."
July 25, 2008: "Mariah Carey Denies Love Problems"
Mariah Carey has spoken to MTV News to deny rumours that her marriage to Nick Cannon is in crisis.
Some recent reports suggested that Mimi and Nick were having problems just a few months after their wedding.
But Carey told us: "It's good, Life is beautiful, and things are going well."
When asked what she thought of the rumours Mariah said: "I'm like, 'Why would we have gotten married to do that? People are going to say what they say, but what would be the purpose?
ï¿½I guess other people do those things for a purpose, but I don't know. I'm ecstatic, so be ecstatic with me! Be happy with me. Can we celebrate?"
July 21, 2008: "Mariah Carey Reveals She Is Always Late"
Mariah Carey claims she can't help running late.
The 'Touch My Body' singer tries to be punctual but can never quite manage it.
She said: "I always run at least half an hour late. I am such a bad timekeeper. I don't know how I always manage to do it but I do. I try my best but it doesn't bother me that I can't keep time."
While Mariah, 38, isn't worried by her lax timekeeping, she admits her 27-year-old husband Nick Cannon is finding it hard to deal with.
She added to gossip website Absolute Now: "Nick has been trying to keep me in check."
July 18, 2008: "Mariah Carey Set To Call Las Vegas Home"
Mariah Carey is set to have her own Las Vegas residency.
The 38-year-old singer has been offered a $100 million deal to perform every night for three years at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
A source told America's Star magazine: "Mariah is one of the most popular performers around. She could easily become the queen of the Las Vegas strip."
If the deal goes ahead, the 'Touch My Body' star would be following in the footsteps of Celine Dion, Cher, Sir Elton John and Bette Midler, who have all completed residencies in the gambling capital.
Meanwhile, Mariah - who wed Nick Cannon in April after a six-month relationship - has revealed she is finding married life "quite pleasant."
She said: "I can have a personal life, and I can have a life making records and doing whatever other creative things I want to do. Life now is a lot more enjoyable, and it's preferable, it's 'quite pleasant' as I like to say!"
July 9, 2008: "Mariah Carey Fantasizes About Being Kidnapped"
Mariah Carey "always wanted to be kidnapped." The 'Touch My Body' singer harbored fantasies about someone abducting her during the darkest periods of her life.
She said: "When I was in an unhappy place in my life, I always wanted to be kidnapped. I just wanted a way out, but I didn't have one."
Mariah also revealed she couldn't believe her luck when her new husband Nick Cannon "kidnapped" her to propose. She added: "He sort of kidnapped me and took me on a helicopter ride. Then he proposed."
The 38-year-old beauty insists she has never been happier than she is now. She told Elle magazine: "It's definitely the best place I've ever been in my life. If you really look at my life, I've never had a personal life, or if I did, it was just wearing a mask and it was not existing, you know?"
"I put my career ahead of my personal life because I think I didn't know that I was deserving of both, because that was just how I always felt about myself. That was just my own insecurity and land in which I live."
July 3, 2008: "Mariah Carey's Marriage On The Rocks"
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's marriage is reportedly on the rocks.
The couple are said to already be arguing about Mariah's demanding behavior.
A source said: "Nick is basically around to attend to her diva-ish ways. When they were in Hawaii where Mariah was filming the video for 'I'll Be Lovin' U', Nick dashed off to buy her gifts at Tiffany and Co. and Louis Vuitton to keep her happy."
When Mariah injured herself during the shoot, Nick was right by her side. The source added to OK! magazine: "He helped Mariah out of the pool. She looked like she was going to cry."
Mariah is also reportedly taking control of 27-year-old Nick's career, and is keen to promote his musical ability with high-profile performances.
An insider said: "Nick had signed on to perform at a sweet-sixteen party before he and Mariah got married. But now Mariah needs to oversee and approve his career moves."
"There are no more silly small-time gigs. She wants him to do big venues and projects. She definitely wears the pants in the relationship."
June 24, 2008: "Mariah Careyï¿½s Marriage in Trouble?"
Mariah Carey's marriage won't last more than six months, according to friends. Sources tell Life & Style that Mariahï¿½s diva demands could cause the pair to split.
ï¿½I give the marriage six months, tops,ï¿½ said a source close to the singer. ï¿½I canï¿½t see it lasting.ï¿½
"Nick does whatever Mariah wants him to - he's like her puppy. It seems like he spends more time in the stores with Mariah's credit card than he does with Mariah herself.
"Mariah's assistants and friends call him 'Whipped Nick' behind his back. They have little respect for him because he won't stand up for himself."
June 13, 2008: "Mariah Carey Gets Some Back Problems In Hawaii"
Contradicting reports, Mariah Careyï¿½s rep says the singer didnï¿½t get injured on the set of her new music video, ï¿½Iï¿½ll Be Lovinï¿½U Long Time.ï¿½
According to E! Online, her rep said, ï¿½Nothing happened. No truth to this at all.ï¿½
Mariah Carey was originally scheduled to do the video shoot in Los Angeles, but decided to move it to Hawaii.
An insider said, ï¿½She was so excited to be shooting in Hawaii. She wanted all her friends to come down and be a part of the shoot.ï¿½
Mariah Carey and her new hubby, Nick Cannon, landed in Hawaii following the singerï¿½s promotional tour in Japan, where she threw out the first pitch at a baseball game in Tokyo.
May 2, 2008: "Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Got Married"
Few days after the engagement news were a round, the same source confirmed again that the couple is not engaged, they are married!
According to family member Linda Cannon, the couple is married, she said ï¿½Yes, we know,ï¿½
ï¿½He called us and told us all about it. We are happy for him. If that is what he wants then we are happy for him.ï¿½
April 29, 2008: "Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon May Be Engaged"
Mariah Carey is rumoured to be engaged to Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey has been spotted sporting an engagement ring at the Tribeca film festival in New York.
Mariah Carey has been dating Nick Cannon since they met on the set of her latest music video.
The couple were together holding hands at an after party for the film and Mariah wasnï¿½t shy about the huge diamond ring on her ring finger.
Recently People magazine claimed that Nick and Mariah took a private jet into Las Vegas and were sighted getting up close and personal in the VIP section of a nightclub.
April 24, 2008: "Mariah Carey Rules Out Having Kids"
Mariah Carey's 40th birthday is approaching, but Carey told a reporter that she has no desire to have children. "It's hard to have kids in this world,". "I don't think I could properly educate a child right now. Maybe in the future, but I actually haven't thought about it."
Carey said having children would leave her feeling "violated... I know that's a kind of weird thing to say, but that's how I am.
"For now I enjoy my dog Jack's company. It's definitely because of childhood traumatic stuff. The whole not wanting to have a baby as a baby."
April 20, 2008: "Mariah Carey's Brit love"
Mariah Carey, who is divorced from record executive Tommy Mottola, prefers the "suaveness" of UK men, and revealed an unlikely crush.
She told Britain's New! magazine: "I adore British men - and I rather fancy Prince Charles. He is suave, educated and is a great role model."
The 38-year-old singer also said she was impressed with former 'Pop Idol' star Darius Danesh's role as Rhett Butler in new London musical 'Gone With The Wind'.
She said: "Darius is a great-looking guy. I liked him a lot."
Mariah has been romantically linked to Latino singer Luis Miguel and baseball player Derek Jeter, while Darius is engaged to US actress Natasha Henstridge.
Mariah recently revealed she finds it hard to trust men, because she doesn't know who is genuine and who just wants to be part of the Mariah circus.
April 19, 2008: "Mariah Carey Allergy"
Though pre-sales of her single and record have been low and ratings of shows she was a guest on receive low ratings, itï¿½s not true that weï¿½ve developed an allergy to the diva that is Mariah Carey. Based on first day sales, her new ï¿½E=MC2ï¿½, which was released this past Tuesday, is on track to sell over 500,000 copies in its first week. The curvaceous diva and her lambs now have a lot of reason to celebrate besides her losing 20 pounds.
Tuesday, April 15: "Mariah Carey Plans a Fitness DVD"
Mariah Carey is planning to release an exercise DVD.
The 'Touch My Body' singer recently lost around 14lbs and wants to share the secret of how she did it with the rest of the world.
She said: "I might be doing a workout video, which will be fun, so I can show how I achieved my goal. Although I've lost weight I still have my curves!"
Mariah has confessed she made the decision to slim down after seeing photos of herself looking out of shape.
Although she wanted to get fitter, the 38-year-old star doesn't think people should obsess about their weight.
She added: "I think people should be a size that they are comfortable with. The thing with me is that because I am constantly having my picture taken and am on TV I could see that I really did need to lose some of the bulk."
April 10, 2008: "Mariah Carey Symphathises With Britney Spears"
Mariah Carey sympathises with troubled singer Britney Spears - because she knows better than most how difficult it can be to live her life under such media scrutiny.
The 38-year-old singer admits she struggled with fame in her early years in the music industry, but believes Spears is not doing herself any favours by associating herself with the wrong type of people.
She says, "It's easy to say, 'With Britney, this and that didn't work out,' but I'm not that presumptuous.
"I've experienced it myself. Setbacks come if you lead your life in the public eye and let people get closer to you than you should.
"But it was never as dramatic with me as it was with Britney. I've never done hard drugs and I always had a firm hold of somewhere."
April 7, 2008: "Mariah Carey Caught in Lipsynch Rumor"
Mariah Carey has been criticized for miming the lyrics of her new songs in two European shows. The "Hero" crooner was promoting her upcoming album "E=MCï¿½" in German and U.K. and several sites that acquired the footage of her performing claimed that she has been lipsyching.
On Saturday April 5, Carey was tapped as one of the judges in "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" (DSDS), a German talent show similar to American Idol and as a guest performer. She performed her #1 single "Touch My Body" that looked like sung on top of a played record. PerezHilton.com reported that at least one of the judges noticed the lipsynch.
The day before that Carey also appeared on Channel 4's "Paul O'Grady Show" singing "Touch My Body" but many claimed that she also did a lipsynch in the performance. No rep from Carey's camp has responded to this allegation too.
While in Europe, Carey has also been hit with unpleasant rumor when her list of diva-like demands was allegedly leaked. Among those that she wanted are a 1st class flight for her Jack Russell that costs $13,000, 11 bodyguards to stand over her in a restaurant to prevent people seeing her eat, a humidifier in her dressing room, a $20,000 gym installed next to her penthouse and lots of Krispy Kremes donuts.
April 4, 2008: "Mariah Carey: Diva In Many Ways"
This week Mariah Carey arrived in London to promote her new album.. and so did her outrageous diva demands!
In honor of this, The Daily Mail has made a list of Mariah's past and present crazy demands. Here's just some of them:
Mariah has been known to have 11 bodyguards surround her restaurant table so diners can't see her eat.
When signing autographs this week at Selfridges department store, Mariah demanded a ï¿½50,000 antique table, covered with silk cloth, to scribble upon, flown in from New York. She sat on a ï¿½1,000 throne and was surrounded by roses and butterflies.
She insisted on having a ï¿½10,000 gym installed next to her penthouse suite at Claridge's. It was also rumoured she was bringing 100 pairs of shoes with her on the trip.
She booked every penthouse in Claridge's hotel, so she can have ultimate privacy.
When accepting her role in the upcoming film Tennessee, an independent, low-budget production, Mariah was told budgetary constraints meant she would have to travel to the location on an economy-class air ticket, rather than her usual first class or private jet.
Mariah agreed ... then bought every single economy seat on her flight, and travelled alone in the cabin.
She keeps 20 humidifiers around her bed. She likes being carried around, because wearing high heels all the time hurts her feet. She insists her dogs travel by private plane or private car only .
she herself admits: "I guess I am a diva in many ways. I can be difficult and a little bit rigid about what I want." Here's Mariah signing autographs in London last night.
April 3, 2008: "Mariah Carey Breaks Elvis Presley Chart Record"
Mariah Carey has reacted humbly after scoring her 18th US number one, beating the 17 achieved by Elvis Presley.
Playing down her achievement, she explained: "I really can never put myself in the category of people who have not only revolutionised music but also changed the world.
"That's a completely different era and time... I'm just feeling really happy and grateful."
The 38-year-old said her success was particularly satisfying because it struck a blow for women and minorities.
"For me, in my mind, the accomplishment is just that much sweeter," she explained. "In terms of my ethnicity, always feeling like an outsider, always feeling different ... for me it's about saying, 'Thank you Lord, for giving me the faith to believe in myself when other people had written me off'."
April 1, 2008: "Mariah Carey's Birthday Denial"
Mariah Carey has said she doesn't "have birthdays" and claimed that she still feels like a 12-year-old.
The singer insisted that she has the innocence of a young child, revealing that she has anniversaries rather than birthday celebrations.
She told Parade: "Iï¿½m eternally 12. And that 12-year-old inside me is an eternal optimist.
"I know what it feels like not to have fame or money, and I do still feel like that same person in many ways.
"Honestly, I donï¿½t even have birthdays. I call them 'anniversaries'. It really is about being as young as you feel."
Carey added: "I will still always choose a day at Disney World over a night in Las Vegas, because thatï¿½s who I am."
March 13, 2008: "Mariah Carey Replacing Janet Jackson on 'SNL'"
"Saturday Night Live" has swapped one R&B superstar for another -- Mariah Carey will replace Janet Jackson on the program this weekend.
Jackson called in sick after coming down with a bout of influenza at the beginning of the week.
Jackson's illness was so severe she checked into a Los Angeles hospital, suffering from shortness of breath.
But "SNL" bosses have now confirmed Carey will serve as the musical guest on Saturday's show, which will be guest hosted by Jonah Hill.
It's not the first time Carey has replaced Jackson -- Carey took a waitress role in the new film "Tennessee" when reported work commitments and film delays prompted Jackson to quit.
Despite her illness, representatives for Jackson insist the singer will be "fine."
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Born: March 27, 1970 Huntington, New York, USA.
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m).
Tommy Mottola (5 June 1993 - 5 March 1998) (divorced).
February 27, 2008: "Mariah's new Vedio!"
Singer Mariah Carey shows off her new toned body in her latest music video which sees her cavorting about semi-clothed in a nerd's fantasy.
The video for the aptly named single Touch My Body was shot by X-Men director Brett Ratner.
She looks better than ever in this vedio, sources said had been working intensely with a trainer and he was eager to show off her new look!
The vedio is posted here also!
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Mariah Carey is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. She debuted in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola and became the first recording act to have its first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993, a series of hit records established her position as Columbia's highest-selling act. According to Billboard magazine, she was the most successful artist of the 1990s in the United States.
Carey took much more control over her image and music following her separation from Mottola in 1997, and she introduced elements of hip hop into her album material. Her popularity was in decline when she left Columbia in 2001, and she was dropped by Virgin Records the following year after a highly publicized physical and emotional breakdown and the poor reception of Glitter, her film and soundtrack project. In 2002 Carey signed with Island Records, and after an unsuccessful period, she returned to the forefront of pop music in 2005.
In 2000 the World Music Awards named Carey the best-selling female artist of all time, and she has recorded the most U.S. number-one singles for a female solo artist (seventeen). In addition to her commercial accomplishments, she is well-known for her Dramatic Coloratura Soprano, melismatic singing voice, vocal range, power and use of the whistle register. However, some critics have said that Carey's efforts to showcase her vocal talents have been at the expense of communicating true emotion through song.
She is in 2nd place among all artists with the most No. 1s in music history, tying Elvis Presley's in second place with a total of 17 #1 hits, with The Beatles remaining in first place with 20.