The superstar singer was using the toilet during a break from recording when the idea for the track came to her.
And she confesses she even gets up in the early hours of the morning to write songs - because she dreams up tunes in her sleep.
Carey tells U.K. TV show This Morning, "Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and have an idea and have to get up and record it straight away before I forget it.
Continue reading: Carey: 'I Wrote Hero On The Loo'
Martial arts star Jet Li fears love scenes in his movies - because he struggles to strike up a conversation with his leading ladies.
The Hero daredevil finds it hard to relax filming the intimate scenes - and on new Chinese epic CI MA (PIERCING HORSE) he broke the ice by with his female co star XU JINGLEI by asking her to promote his charity, The One Foundation.
He explains, "Every time I start a movie I don't know how to have a conversation with the female lead. I'm rather introverted, so I don't know how to communicate with her.
"The first day I saw Xu Jinglei I asked her to help us promote it (the charity) on her blog."
Latino singer Enrique Iglesias performed at the New Year's Eve (31DEC05) party thrown by the sons of Libyan leader Colonel MUAMMAR GADDAFI on the Caribbean island of St Barts.
The Hero heart-throb reportedly agreed to sing for guests of SAADI and MUTASSIM at the Nikki Beach club, after his girlfriend Anna Kournikova befriended the brothers at the Venice Film Festival in September (05).
A representative for Iglesias confirms to the New York Daily News he performed "at a private function".
Continue reading: Enrique Performed For Gaddafi's Sons
The NO MORE DRAMA hitmaker is convinced Carey's uplifting music has the power to shape happiness, and credits the Hero diva's music with helping her through her drug and drink difficulties.
She says, "I love Mariah Carey. Mariah's music saved little ghetto children's lives.
Continue reading: Blige Thanks 'Beautiful' Carey
Pop heart-throb Enrique Iglesias has lashed out at suggestions he has a small penis, branding the rumours "hurtful".
The Hero hitmaker made headlines last month (NOV05) when he bemoaned the lack of small condoms available for purchase. But now the Spanish star insists his remarks were misunderstood.
And the stories are having a detrimental effect on his relationship with tennis beauty Anna Kournikova.
Continue reading: Iglesias Insists He Is Of Regular Size
Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung has shattered her image as a martial arts superstar - by complaining she hates doing her own stunts and relies on special effects to make her look convincing.
Cheung admits she didn't enjoy filming Japanese hits Crouching Tiger HIDDEN DRAGON and Hero, because the demand for impressive stunts left her cursing Asian stars like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, who popularised martial arts movies.
She complains, "I always up doing the stunts. But I'm not a very sporty person. Every time I'm offered one, I think it will be a chance to get fit. But it never happens. I always end up feeling achy on set.
Continue reading: Cheung: 'I Hate Martial Arts Stunts'
The film, which is set in the third century BC, has been at the top of the American box office for the past two weekends, prompting Li, the film's director Zhang Yimou and the cast and crew to say a big thank-you to Tarantino and Miramax bosses BOB and Harvey Weinstein for making it a success.
The ad, placed in Hollywood trade publication DAILY VARIETY, reads, "We want to thank Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Quentin Tarantino and the entire Miramax team for their unbelievable efforts on Hero. They supported this film from the very beginning when they came on board as co-financiers.
Continue reading: Jet Li Thanks Tarantino For Hero Success
Mariah Carey is facing charges from two songwriters who allege the singer plagiarised one of their tunes in a case reinstated by the California appeals court.
SETH SWIRSKY claims the American star's 1999 tune with group Xscape, THANK GOD I FOUND YOU, is derived from the song JUST ONE OF THOSE LOVE SONGS - co-written with WARRYN CAMPBELL exclusively for the band.
Carey has faced plagiarising accusations in the past, including a case over hit single Hero which was ultimately dismissed.17/08/2004 13:34
The Hero hitmaker went on a last minute dash to a lingerie store before the holiday season, but got more than he bargained for when he bumped into some females fans.
An onlooker says, "Enrique wants to get something special so he bought he sexy undies. He tried to sneak out of the shop but got spotted by a group of women. He fled with pants in hand."28/12/2003 14:02
Blonde Mia claims the steamy session with the Hero hitmaker was so frantic she was left with vicious carpet burns on her body.
She explains, "He seduced me very slowly and sexily as we watched MTV. It would have spoiled the moment if we had moved to the bed, so we made love on the carpet. He undressed me as we kissed on the floor. First he took off my top, then my bra. He was a fantastic kisser.
Continue reading: Enrique Iglesias Exposed As A Love Cheat
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