Pop beauty Mariah Carey was so lonely during a Los Angeles video shoot last week (ends21JAN05) - she paid a staggering $2,850 (GBP1,500) to have her dog flown first class from New York to be with her.

The GLITTER star was moved from a rented Hollywood Hills apartment into Los Angeles' Peninsula Hotel, after fears her forthcoming music demo would be hindered by recent floods.

But she was miserable in her suite, until her beloved Jack Russell, JACK arrived to keep her company later in the day, reports British newspaper THE SUN.

An insider says, "Mariah felt the only thing that could comfort her was Jack. So he was flown in later the same day."

24/01/2005 02:55