Mariah Carey Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

18th February 2017

Quote: "I didn't obsess over the New Year's Eve thing. I mean, I was upset about the fact that people didn't understand, but it's like, I can only explain it like this to you... It's like I'm the only one that has to make five million comebacks... For me there are different rules, I don't know why. I don't know why it's not OK that I was just, like, victimised and vilified by the situation." Mariah Carey still feels hurt about her New Year's Eve performance drama. The singer was forced to abandon her live set on DICk Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve when her in-ear monitors broke down.

14th February 2017

Tweet: "Going to perform my new song #IDont on Jimmy Kimmel live on Wednesday! See you soon @jimmykimmel!" Mariah Carey is to perform for the first time since her New Year's Eve (31Dec16) debacle when she appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night (15Feb17). The singer was left red-faced during DICk Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve when technical difficulties caused her backing track to fail, and saw her rambling to fans as she tried to fill the time.

16th January 2017

Fact: Nick Cannon has confirmed he's expecting a baby boy with his ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell. The America's Got Talent host, who is already father to five-year-old fraternal twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex-wife Mariah Carey, revealed the tot's gender during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Monday (16Jan17).

9th January 2017

Quote: "I just got off the phone with Mariah Carey and she thinks that DICk Clark Productions sabotaged my monologue." Golden Globes host Jimmy Fallow pokes fun at the singer's New Year's Eve (31Dec16) debacle in Times Square, New York after the teleprompter containing his script failed to work at the beginning of the prizegiving on Sunday night (08Jan17).

2nd December 2016

Quote: "I refuse to comment on the turban...! He's rocking the look." Mariah Carey is keeping her opinions about her ex-husband Nick Cannon's new head accessory to herself.

24th November 2016

Quote: "Half the time it's not even my fault. I am telling the truth. And then I told everybody, 'Just to lie to me, tell me that the call time is a different time than it actually is.' I told them to tell me earlier so I would be on time." Singer Mariah Carey has taken steps to prevent her always being late to work events.

15th November 2016

Fact: Christmas superfan Mariah Carey kicked off the holidays a little early over the weekend (13Nov16) by sharing a photo of a Santa visit to her kids. The All I Want for Christmas singer and her twins Moroccan and Monroe posed for a gleeful snap with St. Nick wearing their festive pyjamas and the star posted it online on Sunday. She added the caption: "Tis the season (early)."

8th November 2016

Quote: "I think that'll be something that we'll always embrace as a family and as our families expand. And continue to make sure that we keep everyone focused on love." Nick Cannon insists he and ex-wife Mariah Carey will always spend the holidays together for the sake of their five-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan. The former couple has made it a point to spend key dates throughout the year together since splitting in 2014.

3rd November 2016

Fact: Mariah Carey will headline next month's VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night concert special. The pop star, whose All I Want for Christmas Is You has become a festive favourite, has become the first star to sign up for the gig at the Kings Theatre in New York on 2 December (16).

9th August 2016

Fact: Mariah Carey isn't letting her Italian vacation get in the way of her music - she takes a hour-long private ferry ride from her luxury yacht to a nearby studio in Naples every night. She is working on a new album with longtime producer Jermaine Dupri.

27th July 2016

Quote: "We would like for it not to be a big thing, but the reality is it has to be. Because there's things that are specifically mine, and he's got huge friggin' conglomerate stuff, and I'm not looking to take that from him. So it has to be dealt with." Mariah Carey insists she is just being practical as she works out a pre-nuptial agreement with her fiance, Australian billionaire James Packer. The couple is reportedly planning to wed later this year (16) once her divorce from her second husband Nick Cannon is finalised.

11th July 2016

Fact: Mariah Carey had an odd meeting with The Boss on Friday (08Jul16) when she joined Bruce Springsteen for cocktails. The diva and her fiance James Packer were spotted boarding a luxury yacht in Capri, Italy, where Bruce was hanging out with Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine and his wife Liberty Ross.

19th May 2016

Quote: "We filmed with them. I'll see afterwards how much I wanna use." Mariah Carey hasn't yet decided if her twins Moroccan and Monroe will appear in her upcoming docu-series.

8th May 2016

Fact: Mariah Carey made the Bat Mitzvah for her manager's daughter one to remember by headlining the coming-of-age party at 1 Oak in West Hollywood on Friday (06May16). The superstar performed at the lavish bash for Stella Bulochnikov's 13-year-old Mishka, while the birthday girl was also surprised with her very own Bentley golf cart, reports

24th February 2016

Quote: "I'm most excited about the grandeur. It's not gonna be a big wedding, but it's gonna be grand... I love a grand moment. We're not gonna have, like, tons of people or stuff like that; it's very private." Mariah Carey on her wedding plans. The singer became engaged to Australian businessman James Packer last month (Jan16).

22nd December 2015

Fact: Mariah Carey's festive favourite All I Want for Christmas Is You has hit a new high on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart after climbing to number 18. The holiday hit, which was released in 1994, had previously peaked at 21 in 2013, but its continued popularity has helped the song crack the top 20 for the very first time.

25th November 2015

Quote: "We first met in Aspen a couple (of) years ago. We were at the Hercules premiere. We were talking and laughing and people were getting mad at us and stuff like that. So we hit it off." Mariah Carey recalls the first time she met her now-boyfriend, billionaire businessman James Packer.

17th November 2015

Quote: "It's gonna be fun, but I hear I'm gonna be on the float for, like, three hours… That's a long time." Mariah Carey isn't looking forward to every aspect to her performance at the annual MACy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on 26 November (15).

12th October 2015

Fact: Mariah Carey is set to perform at the grand opening of a casino at the Studio City resort in MACau, China. She will reportedly receive a six-figure sum for the one-off show on 27 October (15), according to

7th October 2015

Fact: Mariah Carey has reportedly cast Mean Girls star Lacey Chabert in her directorial debut. The pop diva requested Chabert, who played Gretchen Weiners in the high school comedy, for the festive TV movie, according to Filming began on Tuesday (06Oct15).

25th September 2015

Quote: "I still haven't met her... I'm not good at keeping it together." Oscar winner Anne Hathaway shied away from introducing herself to her pop idol Mariah Carey when she attended the New York premiere of the actress' new movie, The Intern, on Monday (21Sep15).

20th August 2015

Quote: "Some people’s goal is to be famous, not to have a craft or an art that they’re famous for. Today, you can be famous just from being on a reality (show)... you don’t really have to do much. And then your whole life is just about being a celebrity and that’s what some people aspire to, because it’s easy and because then everybody knows them and all they see is the bright side of fame." Mariah Carey is not a fan of reality TV stars.

10th August 2015

Fact: Mariah Carey has teamed up with Justin Bieber and rappers French Montana and T.I. to record a top secret new song, titled Why You Mad?

6th August 2015

Quote: "I didn't know what they were going to do or say. Trust me, it was not planned! For them to be here was everything. I'm so humbled and grateful." Mariah Carey was grateful to have her four-year-old twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe, beside her as she unveiled her long-awaited star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday (05Aug15). The tots stole the spotlight from their famous mum by stepping up to the microphone and declaring, "I love you mummy" during the ceremony.

6th August 2015

Quote: "She is a singular artist who has moved people all over the world. We share a birthday one day apart. I consider her a sister - so tabloids back off. It's not true." Filmmaker Brett Ratner praises his good friend Mariah Carey during the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday (05Aug15). The two have had to fend off dating rumours over the past few months, but the pop diva is now romancing Ratner's friend and billionaire Australian tycoon James Packer.

4th June 2015

Quote: "Scandal, I have to admit. I was binge-watching How to Get Away With Murder and Veep. It's freaking hilarious, I live for Veep." Mariah Carey reveals the TV shows she can't get enough of.

4th June 2015

Quote: "I'm not a subscriber to walking into large corporate entities that I have to walk into and be waiting in line, because then I have to stand there and be like, 'Hi,' and people look at me and what I'm going to buy. If I do get something, I usually have someone deliver it to me and it's usually tea." Pop diva Mariah Carey isn't a fan of going into coffee-chain Starbucks to get a beverage.

22nd May 2015

Quote: "My daughter loves to sing, and Roc loves to sing... They wanna come up onstage... They wanted to just grab onto me and just sing, especially Monroe... I don't wanna be a stage mother, like, 'Get on the stage, sweetie, you gotta sing', so I'm not doing that but I'm not gonna keep her from it." Superstar Mariah Carey is determined not to push her talented twins, Monroe and Moroccan, into becoming child stage stars.

21st May 2015

Fact: Mariah Carey is clearly enjoying herself in Las Vegas - she has added nine dates to her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, including a Valentine's Day (14Feb) show next year (16). The R&B diva started her run earlier this month (May15) and following a health scare that prompted her to scrap a show, she's on fire. Carey's next Vegas show is scheduled for Saturday (23May15).

19th May 2015

Quote: "I think that'd be fun but then I'd have to live in a house with a bunch of other girls... Could I have my own house on the side?" Mariah Carey jokes about possibly signing on as ABC TV's first celebrity Bachelorette as the dating show begins a new series.

19th May 2015

Quote: "Because we've never been together intimately, in the biblical sense, that's why we still get along with each other... because Brett Ratner has been with everybody in Hollywood... almost?" Mariah Carey insists her relationship with moviemaker Brett Ratner is purely platonic.

13th May 2015

Fact: Mariah Carey's estranged husband Nick Cannon is following in British TV personality Dermot O'Leary's dance steps in the run up to America's first Red Nose Day telethon next week (21May15) by staging a 24-hour dance-athon. Cannon says, "It's all for a great cause but I might need some help... I cannot stop. Hopefully I won't pass out... I just have to keep moving for 24 hours."

8th May 2015

Quote: "Monroe grabbed the mic the other day. As a matter of fact, she wanted her own mic. She said, 'Mummy, I love microphones.' Now Rocky, he's very musical too, he loves music." Mariah Carey's twins are showing interest in following their superstar mum into the music industry after joining her in Las Vegas for the opening night of her Sin City residency on Wednesday (06May15).

7th May 2015

Quote: "I feel like the most important thing is how the kids grow up. They're human beings and they have to be treated as such. They're sensitive and they're gonna feel any tension, so, for me, it's not about how I feel, it's about how they're gonna feel after the day's over." Superstar Mariah Carey refuses to let her personal feelings about estranged husband Nick Cannon impact their twins' upbringing as they work together to co-parent the four year olds. The couple split last year (14).

5th May 2015

Fact: Pop superstar Mariah Carey is to perform at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas later this month (May15) for the first time in 17 years. The singer is currently based in Sin City for a residency.

28th April 2015

Quote: "It's about loving yourself first. Infinity is like love equals you first, the line, there's a section of the song where it's like a chant; it's like, 'You're leaving, you're leaving, you're out the door, infinity loving me more and more', meaning you have to love yourself first, it can't be all about somebody else's thing or their issues, it has to be you and then you can deal with the rest of the things in your life... We had fun with the lyrics, but I do that with a lot of songs." Mariah Carey explains the meaning behind the lyrics of her new song Infinity, which many fans assumed was all about estranged husband Nick Cannon.

22nd April 2015

Quote: "We're great friends. I'm directing her video. I've been friends with her for 20 years. (The romance gossip) makes me laugh actually. It cracks me up. We're great friends. She's awesome and she's amazing." Director Brett Ratner laughs off persistent rumours of a secret romance with his pal Mariah Carey.

21st April 2015

Quote: "I'm a hopeless romantic... but through this learning process, you never know - you never say never. (She) will always be the love of my life, always be my family, and that's never gonna change." Actor/rapper Nick Cannon on a rumoured reunion with estranged wife Mariah Carey.

8th April 2015

Fact: Mariah Carey is giving her fans all they really want for Christmas by adding a festive movie to her schedule. The singer is working on another Christmas album and now sources tell executives at New Line have snapped up an untitled new film, which will reportedly feature the diva and her holiday hits.

6th April 2015

Fact: Mariah Carey and her estranged husband Nick Cannon reunited over Easter to celebrate the holiday with their twins. Carey posted Instagram images of the family hunting for Easter eggs together

15th January 2015

Fact: Mariah Carey will kick off her Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in May (15). The superstar will perform her greatest hits during the Mariah Carey #1s show. The singer has so far announced 18 dates for May and June (15), with tickets ranging from $55 (£34) to $250 (£156).

23rd December 2014

Fact: One Direction joined U.S. Tv host Jimmy Fallon on his talk show The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon on Monday (22Dec14) to perform a unique version of holiday song Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The boyband and Fallon's house band The Roots performed the tune using nothing but makeshift instruments found in a school classroom instruments. The comedian previously staged a similar singalong with Mariah Carey.

22nd December 2014

Tweet: "Hey ladies, merry f**king Christmas. Love, Mariah and Gaga! This lady is so kind, such a star, and sounding legendary tonight at Beacon Theatre." Lady GaGa made a surprise appearance backstage at Mariah Carey's Christmas concert in New York City on Sunday night (21Dec14). The Hero hitmaker wraps her six-show residency at the iconic Big Apple venue on Monday (22Dec14).

18th August 2014

Fact: Mariah Carey is to kick off her The Elusive Chanteuse Show world tour in Japan in October (14).

26th July 2014

Fact: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have sold their sprawling estate in Bel Air, California for around $10 million (£5.9 million).

19th June 2014

Quote: "Being her godmother entails me giving her advice about the babies and taking care of her when she has little issues with her voice. She'll call me. We're tight. She's a phenomenal little girl - lady." Soul legend Patti Labelle on her role as godmother to another music icon, Mariah Carey.

13th May 2014

Fact: Mariah Carey will receive the Pop Icon Award at the 2014 World Music Awards on 27 May (14). The Hero hitmaker will also open the international music prizegiving with a performance, and the ceremony will be streamed live online from Monte Carlo, Monaco.

9th May 2014

Quote: "He likes to call himself Rocky and now he's punching kids and that's the problem. He's only three and these kids are bigger than him and they're older and he's knocking them out of the box and I'm going, 'Oh no'." Singer Mariah Carey's son Moroccan has developed a bad habit of hitting other children.

1st April 2014

Quote: "Last year, we did rent out Disneyland so we gotta try to top that this year. I was trying to go to the moon, but apparently that's not ready just yet! There's a secret location that I'm taking the family to because it's also the kids birthdays so we call it family day." Rapper/actor Nick Cannon has a big wedding anniversary and birthday surprise planned for his wife Mariah Carey and their twins on 30 April (14).

1st April 2014

Quote: "She said to me, 'Oh yeah, by the way could you keep your whore-ish past to yourself if you're doing any interviews?' I was like, 'Got you.'" Rapper/Tv personality Nick Cannon received a warning from wife Mariah Carey after he revealed he had slept with stars like Kim Kardashian and Nicole Scherzinger during an interview last week (26Mar14).

31st March 2014

Fact: Mariah Carey's husband, rapper/actor Nick Cannon, has dyed parts of his hair blond to resemble a cheetah print. He spent five hours in the hairdresser's chair to achieve the look and debuted the wacky new hairstyle on on Monday morning (31Mar14) before heading out to U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America for a Tv interview.

31st March 2014

Quote: "She doesn't have birthdays. She celebrates the year she appeared! You don't wanna know what year that is, but she has anniversaries of that day! We had a lot of fun, we went to Disneyworld." Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon treated his wife and their twins to a trip to the California theme park to celebrate the superstar's birthday last Thursday (27Mar14).

4th March 2014

Fact: Broadway star Idina Menzel joined U.S. Tv host Jimmy Fallon on his talk show on Monday (03Mar14) to perform a unique version of her Oscar-winning song Let It Go from the movie Frozen. The couple and Fallon's house band The Roots performed the track using kid's classroom instruments. The comedian previously staged a similar singalong with Mariah Carey.

13th February 2014

Quote: "Unfortunately I have to have nannies but I'm very hands on. I fire nannies like this (without hesitation). I hate to, but I have to, because if they try to make themselves more important in the babies' minds than me, (they've got to go)." Mariah Carey has been struggling to find a suitable nanny to help her care for her young twins.

10th February 2014

Fact: Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon are attempting to cash in on the sale of their Bel Air mansion in California by placing it on the market for just under $13 million (£8.13 million). The couple bought the pad, which boasts seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a basketball court, a movie theatre and a pool, for just $6.97 million (£4.36 million) in 2009.

7th February 2014

Fact: R&B divas Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae are set to perform at this year's (14) BET Honors. Also taking the stage will be Smokey Robinson, Wayne Brady and Tamar Braxton. Soul legend Aretha Franklin, Motown Records mogul Berry Gordy and rapper/actor Ice Cube will be feted at the event, which celebrates stars' contributions to African-American culture. The awards will take place in Washington, D.C. on 8 February (14).

23rd December 2013

Quote: "I love Boardwalk Empire and I'm highly insulted I didn't get the call to play the singer... Holler at me, people!" Superstar Mariah Carey appeals to producers of the hit prohibition-era U.S. Tv series to cast her in a future episode of the period drama.

13th November 2013

Quote: "The vet lied to me and told me Squeaky Beans... mother of my seven new puppies... the vet told me she was spayed." Mariah Carey was not prepared for her pet family to expand after discovering one of her dogs was pregnant earlier this year (13).

6th November 2013

Fact: Mariah Carey's turn on hit animated show American Dad is set to be broadcast in the U.S. on 24 November (13). The singer was cast in the cartoon in August (13), when she agreed to lend her voice to a woman who invites lead character Stan to a boozy American football pre-game party.

12th July 2013

Tweet: "Thanks all for the well wishes. Still in a lot of pain - cracked rib, fractured shoulder, bruises everywhere, but the show must go on. In a sling, but will do my best to make it look good w/ (with) the ensemble Sat w/ the Ny philharmonic." Mariah Carey is determined to get back onstage for a Superstorm Sandy relief benefit show on Saturday (13Jul13), after she was recently hospitalised with a dislocated shoulder.

3rd June 2013

Fact: Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim were among the stars who made surprise appearances at the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert in New Jersey on Sunday (02Jun13). The Hero hitmaker joined R&B singer Miguel to perform their new collaboration #Beautiful, while rappers Minaj and Kim hit the stage with 2 Chainz and Fabolous, respectively. Other artists at the 20th annual event included Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky and Chris Brown.

31st May 2013

Fact: Country star Tim Mcgraw and Mariah Carey are set to headline New York City's upcoming MACy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in celebration of America's Independence Day (04Jul13). The singers will each participate in performances along the Hudson River, while Usher will curate the music for the extravagant light show.

29th May 2013

Tweet: "@MarkusFeehily Happy birthday dahhling, another year of being young and gorgeous! Xoxo". Mariah Carey sends her love to former Westlife singer Mark Feehily, who turned 33 on Tuesday (28May13).

6th May 2013

Quote: "My little girl is going to be appearing on the album... She can't really put a complete sentence together - she was one-years-old (sic) when she started - but she did a good job." Mariah Carey reveals her new album will feature a collaboration with her two-year-old daughter Monroe.

2nd April 2013

Fact: Singer Mariah Carey has marked her upcoming anniversary to husband Nick Cannon by gifting the U.S. Tv presenter with a fully restored Steinway & Sons piano from 1902. The couple has celebrated the special occasion early during a lavish vacation with its twins at a mystery exotic location - the stars actually married on 30 April, 2008.

29th March 2013

Fact: Mariah Carey celebrated her 43rd birthday with a special dinner in Beverly Hills, California on Wednesday night (27Mar13), with producer and fellow American Idol judge Randy Jackson as a guest. The superstar's husband, Nick Cannon, was also by her side as they toasted the occasion with at least 10 pals at Wolfgang Puck's Cut restaurant.

3rd March 2013

Fact: Mariah Carey showed off her fun side during an appearance on U.S. show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday night (01Mar13) by challenging the host in a champagne-related game of beer pong. The pair attempted to bounce ping-pong balls into glasses of Dom Perignon bubbly. Carey won by default when she placed a ball into one of Fallon's glasses and then toasted the Tv host's four-year anniversary.

3rd March 2013

Quote: "Monroe puts on my shoes, she tries to put my shoes on... She always chooses the most sparkly (ones)." Mariah Carey's little girl already shares her famous mum's love of fashion.

21st February 2013

Quote: "Last year we celebrated by renewing our vows on the top of the Eiffel Tower and that's hard to top." Mariah Carey on her plans for her wedding anniversary on 30 April (13). The singer married Nick Cannon in 2008.

6th February 2013

Fact: Mariah Carey has recorded a new track, Almost Home, for the soundtrack of Disney's new fantasy film Oz: The Great and Powerful. Artist and photographer David LaChapelle will direct the accompanying video, which will feature clips from the upcoming Wizard of Oz prequel.

22nd January 2013

Fact: The leading ladies of the music world have all posed for a Vogue magazine cover celebrating the best of pop. The line-up includes Lady GaGa, Madonna, Britney Spears, Cher, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez.

5th December 2012

Fact: R&B superstar Mariah Carey joined U.S. Tv host Jimmy Fallon on his talk show LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (05Dec12) to perform a unique version of her festive classic All I Want For Christmas Is You. The couple and Fallon's house band The Roots performed using classroom instruments, including a toy xylophone and a recorder. The comedian previously staged a similar singalong with Christina Aguilera using office stationery.

14th November 2012

Fact: R&B superstar Mariah Carey has been named the 2013 ambassador for the Vh1 Save the Music Foundation, a non-profit organisation aimed at restoring instrumental music education in America's public schools.

7th November 2012

Fact: Producer Jermaine Dupri has released a new Mariah Carey song the superstar wrote specifically for Barack Obama's re-election campaign. The Hero hitmaker debuted the inspirational ballad, titled Bring It on Home, in June (12) at a special fundraiser for the Democrat, and the pals shared the full tune with fans online early on Wednesday (07Nov12) to celebrate the incumbent leader winning a second term in the White House.

12th October 2012

Quote: "Nicki Minaj is quite fabulous, but she's out of her league!... She's new... Nicki Minaj is all new to this world, Mariah has been having hit records for 22 years, that she writes, produces, sings... Don't mess with Mariah!... I think it was for real, absolutely was for real. Sharon Osbourne is convinced the American Idol feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey was not a publicity stunt.

18th September 2012

Tweet: "On vocal rest today after 2 days of non-stop talking on idol auditions, then back to the studio tomorrow.. Can't wait!!!" Mariah Carey takes a break from recording music after completing her first two days as part of the new American Idol judging panel line-up.

17th September 2012

The contracts are all signed and sealed. Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson will serve as judges on American Idol when the next season of the top-rated talent contest begins in January. Minaj and Urban's addition to the judging panel was officially announced early Sunday. In a statement, Mike Darnell, president of Fox's alternative entertainment division, said, Nicki's an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop. And Keith is another great addition to Idol -- he's one of the biggest stars in country music, and I know that our fans and contestants will fall in love with him. Each of the panelists will be paid an estimated $14-18 million per season.

15th August 2012

Tweet: "The best part of my day is waking up with my wife and playing with my kids! nothingelsematters". Actor and TV personality Nick Cannon treasures life at home with Mariah Carey and their twins.

9th August 2012

Tweet: "Happy birthday Whitney. Let's remember this beautiful icon on the day of her birth. RipWhitneyHouston". Mariah Carey pays tribute to her late pal on what would have been her 49th birthday on Thursday (09Aug12).

1st August 2012

Quote: "I think that Mariah will fit right in. She's pretty open and she doesn't sugarcoat much, at least in my experience with her." American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is confident R&B superstar Mariah Carey will make a great addition to the talent show's judging panel.

24th July 2012

Tweet: "Welcome to the fam MariahCarey!! When u and nickcannon need a date night, I'm happy to strap on the double baby bjorn." American Idol host Ryan Seacrest offers his services as a childminder to new judge Mariah Carey.

5th July 2012

Fact: Singer Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon are set to be feted at Russell Simmons' annual gala to recognise stars' achievements and charity work. They will be the guests of honour at the music mogul's Art For Life benefit at his East Hampton estate in New York for his Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation on 28 July (12).

2nd July 2012

Tweet: "My wife is like Wonder Woman! Hours ago she was looking gorgeous on stage in LA and now she is back NY before breakfast." Nick Cannon admires the way his wife Mariah Carey handles her busy lifestyle.

1st June 2012

Tweet: "Today we celebrate the life of the beloved iconic legend Marilyn Monroe, who continues to inspire generation after generation." Mariah Carey remembers her idol on what would have been her 86th birthday. The R&B superstar named her daughter Monroe after the Hollywood actress.

30th April 2012

Tweet: "One of the happiest days of my life! Watching my wife on stage on our 4th anniversary & celebrating our kids 1st birthday! On a Jet home! Been a great get away. Now time to get back to work!" Nick Cannon had a blast in Paris, France, where he and wife Mariah Carey renewed their vows and marked their twin babies' big day on Monday (30Apr12). Son Morrocan and daughter Monroe were born on the couple's third wedding anniversary one year ago.

21st February 2012

Quote: "The best thing I think was the choice that he made to leave the radio show and just focus on (U.S. TV shows) Agt (America's Got Talent) and Up All Night... Now he is doing better. The thing is, like, he is a young, healthy person and it's about changing the lifestyle. Again, it's just a lifestyle choice and just an awareness of what can really happen to you, no matter how young or in great shape you are. And I think he's gonna turn, like he always does, something that happened into a positive thing." Mariah Carey insists her husband Nick Cannon, who was recently diagnosed with acute kidney failure, is on the mend.

28th December 2011

Fact: Pink's daughter Willow Sage Hart and Ne-YO's son Mason Evan Smith have been selected as the celebrity babies with the best names of the year (11), according to a poll by Alicia Silverstone's son Bear Blu Jarecki and Mariah Carey's tot Moroccan Cannon tied for the worst boys' names.

27th December 2011

Quote: "It's so funny... there's a picture of the two of us together and we look identical and we have the identical smile... I recognise the joy that's in him. There's something that was always free about me, it just got stifled as things grew in my career." Mariah Carey's baby son Moroccan bears a lot of similarities to his famous mother.

10th November 2011

Quote: "If God chooses to do that to me, then that would happen. Other than that, I don’t think we would try for that ever again. I really don’t know if I can make it through after what I went through. It was really tough.” Mariah Carey has no plans to make more babies with husband Nick Cannon after giving birth to twins in April (11).

3rd November 2011

Tweet: "4:30am and going hard on the All I Want For Christmas Is You shoot with Mariah Carey!! Super festive." Teenage singer Justin Bieber throws himself into a music video shoot with Mariah Carey.

22nd October 2011

Quote: "I know I'm not going to know anything about it... I'll make sure I get the tutor that knows, though." Educationally-challenged Mariah Carey fears she won't be able to help her twins with their homework when they grow up.

21st October 2011

Quote: "When he's nice, he's the best guy in the world. You know, he's a man... Let's call it what it is." Mariah Carey on husband Nick Cannon.

21st October 2011

Fact: Mariah Carey craved cherry-flavoured Slurpees when she was pregnant with twins.

18th October 2011

Quote: "She's been dressing them up and sending me tons of pictures. It's like they're prepping for a tour!" Nick Cannon reveals his wife Mariah Carey is looking forward to dressing their baby twins for Halloween.

12th October 2011

Fact: Pharrell Williams and Enrique Iglesias have signed up to share their best advice with the contestants on U.S. show The X Factor on Wednesday (12Oct11). Both stars will serve as mentors, while Rihanna and Mariah Carey will also act as guest judges.

6th October 2011

Fact: Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey have re-recorded her Christmas classic All I Want For Christmas Is You for his new festive album Under The Mistletoe.Visit our Facebook page for a chance to Win a SIGNED Justin Bieber Poster

3rd October 2011

Fact: Justin Bieber has recorded a Christmas duet with Mariah Carey, according to Internet reports. Blogger Perez Hilton claims one of Bieber's dancers let slip the festive news in a weekend tweet. Neither Bieber nor Carey have confirmed the news but, if true, the track will feature on Bieber's upcoming holiday album.Visit our Facebook page for a chance to Win a SIGNED Justin Bieber Poster

28th September 2011

Tweet: "so happy to be back in the studio with the one & only @Mr_Dupri aka Jermash!" Mariah Carey has begun working on her comeback album with longtime producer/collaborator Jermaine Dupri after giving birth to twins in April (11).

8th September 2011

Quote: "We've turned that day into family day, because their birthday is our anniversary." Nick Cannon and his wife Mariah Carey will always have a double celebration on 30 April after becoming first-time parents to twins on that day earlier this year (11).

7th September 2011

Quote: "My son is just laid back, doesn't cry, but my daughter is just on one (energetic)." Nick Cannon insists his newborn baby daughter is already following in mum Mariah Carey's diva footsteps. The couple became first-time parents to twins Monroe, a girl, and Moroccan, a boy, in April (11).

23rd June 2011

Quote: "My son is a tough guy. He doesn't cry, he's already got muscles, so Moroccan was a perfect name for him... Monroe's a diva. She always has to get her way, and she loves being held". Nick Cannon is convinced his twin babies with wife Mariah Carey, Moroccan and Monroe, are already showing their personalities at just eight weeks old.

31st May 2011

Fact: Piers Morgan has gifted his America's Got Talent co-star Nick Cannon with personalised soccer shirts from his favourite British team Arsenal for his newborn twins, Monroe and Moroccan. Cannon's wife Mariah Carey gave birth to the babies last month (Apr11).

13th May 2011

Quote: "She plans on putting out an album this year. She's grinding. She's a workaholic like myself." Nick Cannon on his wife Mariah Carey's plans to get back to work after giving birth to twins last month (30Apr11).

12th May 2011

Fact: Nick Cannon had a very special gift for new mum Mariah Carey as Americans celebrated Mothers' Day last weekend (08May11) - a $12,000 (£7,500) four-carat diamond and pink sapphire necklace from Jason of Beverly Hills. The pricey piece of jewellery features the names of the couple's twins Monroe and Moroccan, who were born on 30 April (11).

12th May 2011

Quote: "Yeah, I think we are (done) if you ask my wife. I keep threatening her with getting her pregnant again, and she doesn't like it. She doesn't think that's funny. I heard women are their most fertile after they have children..." Nick Cannon admits his wife Mariah Carey is not looking to have more kids after recently giving birth to twins.

14th April 2011

Quote: "I love the water. I always have. I was swimming daily until the doctors advised me to limit my activities. There will be a time for that afterwards! People that know me call me a mermaid because I love the water so much, be it an ocean, lake, water park, even a river or a creek. I’m actually in the bath tub right now!" Pregnant Mariah Carey loves the water.

12th April 2011

Quote: "You can tell the personalities a bit. In viewing our ultrasounds, our boy is already like Nick, like: 'Here I am, take my picture or don't,' and our girl is coyly facing the other way, like: 'No pictures,' waiting for a proper debut. I took some ultrasound footage of them in the womb that I think they'll definitely find interesting later in life." Mariah Carey insists her unborn twins with husband Nick Cannon are already showing their personalities.

7th April 2011

Fact: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have bought Mariah Carey's unborn twins two life-size stuffed toy giraffes.

7th April 2011

Quote: "I am super excited to meet them, of course, but I really am trying to keep the babies in as long as possible because ultimately what's most important is their health. It's getting harder every day physically." Mariah Carey is struggling with the final weeks of pregnancy.

5th April 2011

Quote: "It’s twins, so it can happen at any moment. We’re prepared - the bags are packed. I got, like, four phones on me right now; they ring, I’m out of here." Nervous dad-to-be Nick Cannon is prepared for his wife Mariah Carey's imminent baby delivery.

25th March 2011

Tweet: "I am probably going to faint in the delivery room! I need to man up! Or maybe I should say Woman Up since they are the ones that have to be the strongest in the whole ordeal! I am in awe of my wife!" Nick Cannon is full of praise for his wife Mariah Carey, who is set to give birth to twins in the coming weeks.

10th March 2011

Quote: "She was a trip. I don’t know anything about the music industry and I still don’t. Champagne was flowing. She had a huge trailer. There was security everywhere. That was a world I just didn’t know about. She was the best! She’s a real Long Island girl. I found her to be really sweet and funny.” Jerry O'Connell on what it was like playing Mariah Carey's cheating boyfriend in music video Heartbreaker.

10th March 2011

Quote: "Fans from more than 50 countries sent well-wishes and stories in a book they made for our twins titled Always Be My Babies, which was the sweetest gesture in the world." Pregnant Mariah Carey on the best gift she received at her baby shower bash in Beverly Hills on Sunday (06Mar11).

9th March 2011

Quote: "I’d never been to a baby shower. This was my first one (and) it was so festive! Nick and I were so grateful to everyone who came to celebrate with us." Mariah Carey enjoyed her baby shower at The Conservatory Grill at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday (06Mar11). The singer is expecting twins this spring (11).

9th March 2011

Fact: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have given fans a glimpse into their baby shower on Sunday (06Mar11) by showing off pictures from the party in the new issue of Life & Style magazine. The couple is expecting twins later this year (10).

1st February 2011

Quote: "I have to be the disciplinarian, I think. Everybody is gonna be worshipping these little kids and I can't have no brats. I wanna be the stern one." Nick Cannon fears he'll have to be the tough parent when his wife Mariah Carey gives birth later this year (11).

27th January 2011

Tweet: "My pregnant wife is in the kitchen cookin' her a** off! MACaroni cheese, smothered pork chops, collard greens, red beans and rice & biscuits. Crazy thing is she ain't even eating any of the food! I'm the one going to get fat during this pregnancy!" Nick Cannon reveals his wife Mariah Carey is preparing for motherhood by cooking.

16th December 2010

Quote: "It's a touchy issue, because you never want to speak on too much stuff too early, but my wife, at one time, she referred to her stomach as 'they' and that probably wasn't the wrong thing for her to do. That's all I'm gonna say." Nick Cannon remains elusive on persistent rumours his pregnant wife Mariah Carey is expecting twins.

10th December 2010

Quote: "I upset her because I probably said something (to the baby) I shouldn't have said. She's Miss Christmas. I said Santa's not real because... I'm Santa Claus-a-phobic!" Rapper/actor Nick Cannon admits his anti-Santa stance has not gone down well with pregnant wife Mariah Carey.

9th December 2010

Quote: "We're trying to wait, people say it's one of the most amazing surprises of your life, but we like to plan so..." Nick Cannon is struggling not to find out the sex of his baby with Mariah Carey before she gives birth next year (11).

8th December 2010

Quote: "I came home and there was a pile of pregnancy tests all saying yes!" Nick Cannon reveals how he found out his wife Mariah Carey was pregnant.

30th November 2010

Quote: "I’m not telling anyone." Pregnant superstar Mariah Carey is determined to keep the media guessing about reports she's expecting twins. The singer is due to give birth next year (11).

15th November 2010

Quote: "We have a room set aside for the nursery in Los Angeles, but in New York we will probably have to convert the one guest room I have, known as the Butterfly Room, for the nursery. Nick wants to start painting right away but I'm trying to hold him off." Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon are making plans to renovate their homes to accommodate their new baby, due in the spring (11).

10th November 2010

Quote: "What am I craving? What do I even like? Just the little black cherry soda and cream soda." Pregnant pop star Mariah Carey isn't suffering from any crazy food desires as she prepares for the birth of her first child.

3rd November 2010

Quote: "It’s festive and fun, but a lot of it is also spiritual in content. I wanted to address the real meaning of Christmas, with songs like The First Noel and O Little Town of Bethlehem. I think some people are scared to discuss what the holiday really means. I’m not trying to convert anybody; I’m just saying, this is me, this is what I feel." Mariah Carey on her new holiday album MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU.

3rd November 2010

Quote: "I would have never done this if I wasn’t in a strong, grounded relationship. I know you can do it by yourself. I’ve seen that, and it’s fine if it works for you, but I want my child to experience having a mother and father who live together and love each other." Mariah Carey on having a child with husband Nick Cannon.

30th October 2010

Quote: "I'm gonna have a T-shirt that says, 'Don't touch my body!'" Mariah Carey doesn't want anyone touching her stomach now she has announced she's pregnant with her first child.

28th October 2010

Quote: "There's no truth to that. We don't know the sex of our child. But it's strange how that stuff comes out at almost the same time." Nick Cannon insists it's too early to know if pregnant wife Mariah Carey is expecting a boy or girl. The couple announced on Thursday (28Oct10) it's expecting its first child in the spring (11).

28th October 2010

Quote: "She got pregnant. Or something major happened in her life. And I picked up the baton." Thandie Newton adds further fuel to rumours Mariah Carey is expecting her first child, when revealing why she took over the singer's role in new movie FOR COLORED GIRLS.

10th October 2010

Fact: Nick Cannon celebrated his 30th birthday in style on Friday night (08Oct10). The comedian and his wife, Mariah Carey, stepped out together at New York City's posh Lavo restaurant, where they were joined by R&B singer CHILI and U.S. TV executive STEPHEN HILL for a quiet Italian dinner.

6th October 2010

Tweet: "Damn I'm bout to be 30!!! I'm older than the damn Internet!!!" Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon is dreading reaching the milestone age on Friday (08Oct10).

15th September 2010

Quote: "I try to serenade her with her own songs; I mess up all the words." Nick Cannon admits he sings to his wife Mariah Carey.

29th August 2010

Quote: "She's very nurturing. She's nurturing with me and makes me breakfast at anytime and that's my favourite food. It would be like three o'clock in the morning and she will still make me waffles. She'll be the best mom." Nick Cannon can't wait to start a family with his wife Mariah Carey.

28th June 2010

Tweet: "Watching 'You are not alone'... Love and Prayers to MJ 'King of Pop'. You will be remembered forever. We miss you." Mariah Carey pays tribute to Michael Jackson on the anniversary of his death.

23rd June 2010

Fact: Mariah Carey is preparing to launch a tasty new fragrance - her latest scent, Lollipop Bling, will be created by beauty giant Elizabeth Arden and bubblegum manufacturer Bazooka Candy.

8th June 2010

Tweet: "ChaCha just had her baby! Its a girl! Anybody want a beautiful Jack Russell puppy?!" Mariah Carey is celebrating after her beloved pet dog welcomed a puppy.

3rd June 2010

Quote: "We're gonna do it like George Foreman. We're gonna name all of our kids Mariah no matter if they're boys or girls... Mariah No. 1, Boy Mariah, Man Mariah, Tall Mariah. It's gonna be a house full of people named Mariah." Nick Cannon jokes about possible names for kids with his wife, Mariah Carey. The singer is rumoured to be pregnant with the couple's first child.

3rd June 2010

Tweet: "If & when my wife is ready to make ANY announcements about private matters she will do it personally. Thanks for being respectful. God Bless." Nick Cannon refuses to deny reports his wife Mariah Carey is pregnant.

28th May 2010

Quote: "Fellas... when you're waiting on your woman to get ready, women take a little longer, right? Imagine if you've got the diva of all divas. If we got to be somewhere (at) five or six o'clock, I tell her it's time to go at noon." Nick Cannon on waiting for his wife Mariah Carey.

20th April 2010

Quote: "I get a handsome amount. I could definitely buy a car off one of my guest appearances. And I'm not talking about a Hyundai." Nicki Minaj insists her rap cameos on tracks for artists including Mariah Carey and Usher are extremely lucrative.

20th April 2010

Quote: "We like to make little pizzas together. She makes her own sauce. She's skilled like that." Mariah Carey's homemade Marinara sauce always impresses husband Nick Cannon.

2nd April 2010

Tweet: "Be clear. If anyone who works for me (even if we're kool) trys to 'april fool' me they are so fired." Mariah Carey is not a fan of jokes on April Fool's Day.

26th March 2010

Tweet: "Just took a swim w/all (with all) the puppies in the pool. Very adorable." Mariah Carey enjoys a dip with her dogs.

10th March 2010

Quote: "I've never met him, but Bullets Over Broadway is one of my favourite movies ever. I can quote every word. I think it's amazing." Mariah Carey dreams of making a film with Woody Allen.

11th February 2010

Quote: "We're developing a lot of stuff together... Children's books, things like that." Nick Cannon on his plans to become a kids author with the help of his wife Mariah Carey.

4th February 2010

Quote: "She hates when I'm messy when it has to do with her nice stuff. Like, I can't throw my jacket on the Marilyn Monroe piano - but I do." Nick Cannon admits his wife Mariah Carey gets angry when he's a slob.

20th January 2010

Quote: "I dressed very conservatively. My dress was long and my shoulders were covered. I don’t know what all the fuss is about.” Mariah Carey can't understand why her cleavage-bearing dress caused such a stir at the Golden Globes on Sunday (17Jan10).

18th January 2010

Quote: "Mariah was born as an embryo in stiletto heels. She walks - even in her home - on her f**king toenails! I said: 'This woman is not going to work if you're walking like Princess Tippy Toes.'" Filmmaker Lee Daniels banned Mariah Carey from walking in her staple high heels while shooting PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE.

14th January 2010

Quote: "I'm actually a true comedian at heart. People think I stand there and sing Hero on stage, like 'Laaa!' No, that's not what I do." Mariah Carey insists she doesn't take herself seriously.

14th January 2010

Quote: "I've been a diva since I was three. It's sexist. There are a lot of male divas out there, but no one says anything about them." Mariah Carey is proud of her diva tag.

14th January 2010

Quote: "I can't believe I've been married twice - oh Lord! Even my pastor said to me, 'You have to make sure you do this and do it right!'" Mariah Carey is determined to make her relationship with husband Nick Cannon go the distance.

8th January 2010

Quote: "If people don't understand me and think I'm just like this girl that stands by a microphone and sings Hero, then they're definitely not going to get me. But if people knew me better, they would understand I have a sense of humour, and basically that's what gets me through life." Mariah Carey insists she is misunderstood.

7th January 2010

Quote: “I can’t believe I just busted it for her. She did not want the hair dyed, then she wanted blush, lipstick. I gave her a little nail polish but that’s it. She was a wreck. I put her in rayon and polyester and her little hands were shaking. What’s that about? Mariah, get over yourself.” Director Lee Daniels on Mariah Carey's dressed down look in new movie PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE.

5th January 2010

Quote: "That's not my no-makeup look - just FYI (for your information)... I don't think Nick (Cannon, her husband) would be here if that was my look." Pop star Mariah Carey on her gritty, unglamourous role as a social worker in new movie PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE.

4th January 2010

Fact: Mariah Carey's PRECIOUS co-star GABOUREY SIBIDE was among the pop star's fans who rang in the New Year (10) with the Hero hitmaker at New York’s Madison Square Garden on 31 December (09).

17th December 2009

Fact: Mariah Carey's WE BELONG TOGETHER has been named the Song of the Decade by the editors of U.S. trade magazine Billboard.

16th December 2009

Quote: "Something happened to me when I was 12. A couple (of) things that were not so great. One day I want to write a book about it." Mariah Carey has a childhood secret she'll share one day.

11th December 2009

Quote: "I'm not good with names, addresses, numbers, time.... I live in the moment, darling, always." Mariah Carey has a short-term memory.

8th December 2009

Quote: "All we do is have fun together. I don't know what his eternal age is but maybe it's more like 16." Mariah Carey on what makes her relationship with husband Nick Cannon work.

4th December 2009

Fact: Mariah Carey is climbing the ranks in Hollywood with her widely-praised performance in PRECIOUS - she's the latest recipient of the Capri-Hollywood Film Festival's Best Supporting Actress award. Carey follows past supporting actor honourees including Dennis Hopper, Amy Ryan and Matt Dillon, and will be presented with the accolade at the 14th annual festival's ceremony on 28 December (09).

23rd November 2009

Fact: Mariah Carey is teaming up with Irish pop group Westlife to record a Christmas song to be released in the U.K.

22nd November 2009

Quote: "On our first anniversary, I saved every encouraging email that I ever wrote and bound it into a book for her." Nick Cannon reveals his romantic gestures for wife Mariah Carey.

20th November 2009

Quote: "I'm going to be cooking and it's a big deal." Mariah Carey is looking forward to Thanksgiving with her husband, Nick Cannon.

16th November 2009

Quote: "He continuously references me. I don't know why so I wrote a song that's really an anthem for all like little girls or kids that get their pony tails pulled and get abused. Because the boy is really in love with them and they can't be with them." Mariah Carey on her track OBSESSED and her ongoing war of words with Eminem, following the rapper's allegations they dated back in 2001.

15th November 2009

Quote: "Well I have them and they're in my closet, but usually somebody else carries the bag, because someone once told me that I shouldn't carry a bag. Just like they told me I have a bad side (for photos). They said it didn't look great on me." Mariah Carey refuses to carry luggage.

6th November 2009

Quote: "It wasn’t just the director in me, but the big brother torturing his sister. This was just to irritate her. At what point would she start screaming and run up out of this chair?" Lee Daniels on making Mariah Carey look plain in his movies TENNESSEE and PRECIOUS.

5th November 2009

Quote: "I've been working on my craft for a long time. People never want to let go of the whole Glitter (thing)... I'm like, 'It's eight years later, people. Let's move on.'" Mariah Carey is desperate to be taken seriously as an actress after her 2001 film Glitter was savaged by critics.

5th November 2009

Quote: "I'm eternally 12. I really don't like being a grown-up. It's not fun. And I never wanted to be a grown up. But then I have to go into my business. I had to be very serious and specific and blah, blah, blah. And after work, I just call somebody and laugh and do whatever." Mariah Carey, 40, will never grow up.

5th November 2009

Fact: Mariah Carey's new single OBSESSED is the pop star's 12th platinum success. The thrilled singer says, "I don't wanna say this in a way that sounds at all diva-ish or anything of that nature, or competitive, but it just beat all the other females' record."

5th November 2009

Fact: Mariah Carey sexed up her look for her appearance on pal Ellen Degeneres' talk show on Wednesday (04Nov09) by wearing stockings and suspenders under a mini-dress.

3rd November 2009

Quote: "I recommend comedians, but not mine, or I will beat (you) up!" Mariah Carey is convinced funnymen are the best lovers - but warns fans of her husband Nick Cannon to stay away.

3rd November 2009

Quote: "It was hideous. I had dark circles added under my eyes, a moustache. The hair was disgusting, the clothes horrible. But I'm willing to do anything for a role, to make it authentic. I'm proud of that part, and I want to do more films. I'd love to work with Woody Allen." Mariah Carey's make-under for her latest film PRECIOUS has tempted her to take on more challenging roles - especially if WOODY ALLEN is involved.

26th October 2009

Quote: "I want to be Ike and Tina, but she doesn't want to offend Tina Turner. I think it's an honour." Nick Cannon on trying to persuade his wife Mariah Carey to dress up like a Private Dancer for Halloween.

25th October 2009

Quote: "Don't believe her when she says I have more gear than she does. She definitely has the bigger closet in our house. She's got lots more stuff. I have to keep all my stuff in a corner and compartmentalised while she gets her glamour on." Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon is jealous of his wife's extensive wardrobe.

12th October 2009

Fact: Mariah Carey celebrated her husband, Nick Cannon's 29th birthday with a party in Las Vegas. The celebrity couple hosted a bash at Sin City's Bellagio Resort Hotel on Saturday night (10Oct09) in honour of Cannon's big day, which was on Thursday (08Oct09).

6th October 2009

Quote: "He put a moustache on me, he put things under my eyes; it was horrid." Mariah Carey hated the look moviemaker Lee Daniels made her adopt for new movie PRECIOUS.

21st September 2009

Quote: "(They) put some dark stuff under my eyes, some stuff for a moustache. I was like, this is so ugly man, I don't know what to do!" Mariah Carey hated her raw and stripped down look in upcoming movie PRECIOUS, in which she plays a dowdy social worker.

19th September 2009

Quote: "I wake up feeling like the luckiest, most blessed man in the world." Nick Cannon can't believe his luck having Mariah Carey as his wife.

19th September 2009

Fact: Mariah Carey transported fans back to the 1980s during a TV concert in New York's Central Park on Friday (18Sep09) when she performed her cover of Foreigner's 1984 power ballad I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS during a special taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show. She also gave her first joint TV interview with husband Nick Cannon on the talk show.

14th September 2009

Quote: "When you're with Mariah Carey, you've got to operate on Mariah Carey time... If we gotta be somewhere at six, I don't get dressed 'til seven. I roll with it though, I love it... I'm a good husband, I just sit there, I'm a purse holder... I'm content." Nick Cannon on life as Mariah Carey's husband.

23rd August 2009

Quote: "Leona Lewis - oh yeah! She is the best right now, for sure. She rules. She is like the new Mariah Carey. Leona Lewis can sing the phone book and make a person cry." Katy Perry is a big fan of the British singer.

21st July 2009

Fact: R&B diva Mariah Carey has pushed back the release of her new album until September (09). MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL was due to hit stores in the U.S. on 25 August (09), but it will now drop on 15 September (09).

26th June 2009

Quote: "No artist will ever take his place. His star will shine forever." Mariah Carey remembers the late Michael Jackson.

13th June 2009

Quote: "It was a sport for me. I would date a chick and then date her sister, just to see if I could do it. Cruel stuff." Mariah Carey's rapper/actor husband Nick Cannon on his mean romantic streak before he met the R&B superstar.

10th June 2009

Quote: "In the studio.. driving the engineer crazy 'cos I'm a control freak and once again we're starting at 1:16 am... perfectly normal." Mariah Carey takes to to let fans know her recording studio demands.

27th May 2009

Quote: "The funniest thing is when people come up, say they 'sound just like Mariah' and try to sing her songs. Why even go there? Those are big shoes to fill." Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon on the wannabes who try to sound like the diva in auditions for U.S. TV show AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. Cannon is the new host of the programme.

27th May 2009

Quote: "When I was growing up, my parents called me Mimi and then Mariah Carey came out and stole my thunder... She stole my nickname." Mandy Moore.

23rd May 2009

Quote: "I feel that my relationship with my wife is one of the best things - or the best thing - that's ever happened to me, and it has nothing to do with celebrity or this industry. It's all about, you know, just love and finding love and being happy and respecting the union that it is." Nick Cannon can't stop gushing about his love for wife Mariah Carey.

21st May 2009

Quote: "Don't say the F-word around me. It's just a number but I don't see why women should conform to what is expected of a 40 year old - whatever that is." Pop superstar Mariah Carey is not happy about turning 40.

5th May 2009

Quote: "It's very festive." Mariah Carey on her first live fight night - the singer joined her husband and boxing fan Nick Cannon ringside at the Ricky Hatton/Manny Pacquaio punch-up in Las Vegas on Saturday (02May09).

3rd May 2009

Fact: The big fight between boxers Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton brought out the stars on Saturday night (02May09) - celebrities including Mariah Carey, JAY-Z, Sean Combs, Denzel Washington, Adam Sandler and Mark Wahlberg were all ringside at the Las Vegas match to watch Pacquiao knock out Brit Hatton in just two rounds.

15th April 2009

Fact: Mariah Carey is reviving rock band Foreigner's 1985 international hit I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS. The cover version will appear on her new album which is due for release later this year (09).

3rd April 2009

Fact: Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Sharon Stone and Mariah Carey were among a host of Hollywood stars who flew into South Africa on Thursday (02Apr09) to celebrate the opening of the exclusive The One & Only resort in Cape Town. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey laid on a lavish feast for the A-List guests.

27th March 2009

Quote: "I am not worthy of being on a Mariah Carey record... I cant even step into the studio with that woman. She is incredible." Nick Cannon pays a birthday tribute to his wife, who turned 39 on Friday (27Mar09).

20th February 2009

Quote: "When Mariah Carey was going through all her craziness a few years ago, I wrote her a long letter telling her how everybody else is crazy - not her. I saw her recently, and she told me she keeps the letter with her jewellery ! I love that." Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks.

20th January 2009

Quote: "Fourth grade was so much fun, I did it twice." Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon admits he wasn't the brightest kid at elementary school.

20th January 2009

Quote: "I want to be the official White House DJ." Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon wants to spin discs in the Oval Office.

19th January 2009

Quote: "It'll be something more out of fun than serious. We're going to do some comedy stuff together. You'll see us this year doing some really funny stuff." Nick Cannon on his plans to work with his wife Mariah Carey.

17th January 2009

Fact: After a slow start on Thursday (15Jan09), the Sundance Film Festival in Utah is shaping up to be the place to be this weekend - Mariah Carey, Spike Lee, Dominic Monaghan, John Cleese, Christie Brinkley, 50 Cent, Cuba Gooding JR, and rap mogul Russell Simmons have all been spotted around town, dressed in their finest winter wear.

6th January 2009

Quote: "As a man, I feel like I have a better experience on knowing how a woman should smell for their man." Sean Combs insists his Unforgivable fragrance was destined to beat other celebrity scents put out by Gwen Stefani, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mariah Carey and his ex Jennifer Lopez.

10th December 2008

Quote: "I do have well wishes for him and I'm really happy for him, 'cause honestly I feel he is in a good place." Pop star Christina Milian has no hard feelings towards ex-boyfriend Nick Cannon, who wed Mariah Carey in April (08).

9th December 2008

Quote: "I'm my own worst critic. Do I read the reviews? Yes, the good ones! Everyone is entitled to their opinion in every arena of life, from music to politics, but I try not to read negative reviews." Mariah Carey is careful to avoid reading criticism from the press.

9th December 2008

Quote: 'People are constantly asking me if I'm pregnant, but I don't like to talk about it too much. I just think about it as the next phase. We'll see..." Mariah Carey refuses to confirm whether she is expecting her first child with husband Nick Cannon.

7th December 2008

Quote: "When you see a kid - that's innocence! It reminds you of all the good stuff the world has to offer. I think I'll be good at it." Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon can't wait to become a dad.

4th December 2008

Fact: Mariah Carey kicked off the inaugural Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (03Dec08) with a little festive flavour. Wearing a mini-dress with a white trim, the pop superstar performed CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME). R+B star NE-YO announced the first nominations for Best New Artist at next year's (09) Grammy Awards - THE Jonas Brothers, Adele, Duffy, LADY ANTEBELLUM and JAZMIN SULLIVAN. The Grammy Nominations Concert was hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift.

26th November 2008

Fact: Mariah Carey has hired former SonyBMG boss JIM SABEY as her new manager. Carey split from former mentor Benny Medina earlier this year (08).

20th November 2008

Fact: Pop star Christina Aguilera will join Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Mariah Carey as a performer at the American Music Awards on 23 November (08). Aguilera will reportedly open the show with a seven-minute medley of her greatest hits including Genie in a Bottle, Fighter, Beautiful, Keeps Gettin' Better and Dirrty.

13th November 2008

Quote: "We go in the hot tub in our Christmas bikinis, then roll in the fresh snow and jump back in the tub." Mariah Carey reveals her bizarre Christmas traditions.

11th November 2008

Quote: "I try my best to have some romantic time with my man. But it's really hard when we are apart but I will do anything for him." Mariah Carey on her husband Nick Cannon.

3rd November 2008

Quote: "The greatest singer is Mariah Carey. But she's lost it. She needs to go back to singing the big ballads. It's the reason why LEONA could top her." Music mogul Simon Cowell has high hopes for pop star Leona Lewis.

2nd November 2008

Quote: "People need to reinvestigate GLITTER. I'm settled enough in my masculinity to say I don't see anything wrong with Glitter." Rocker Ryan Adams admits he's a fan of Mariah Carey's 2001 movie.

31st October 2008

Fact: Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon celebrated Halloween in New York by dressing up as firefighters. The pair later changed into co-ordinating outfits of cookies and milk - the singer wore a brown dress covered in biscuits and Cannon donned an oversize carton creation.

30th October 2008

Quote: "You have to work at it but I wasn't always confident in myself. Just visually, as a kid growing up, I think I felt more comfortable with the whole body aspect... Growing up, I learned how to do my make-up and do my hair. It wasn't easy." Pop singer Mariah Carey insists her skimpy wardrobe hasn't always been a staple.

21st October 2008

Fact: Mariah Carey has challenged fashion-forward fans to design a pink dress to promote her new fragrance Luscious Pink. The winning designs will be replicated, worn by the pop star and auctioned off at a charity event benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness.

30th September 2008

Quote: "We've given fur coats to the homeless. Mariah Carey sent hers to us." Pamela Anderson on her work for animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

17th September 2008

Quote: "The only book I make time to read is the Bible." Mariah Carey isn't an avid reader.

16th September 2008

Quote: "She sent me white flowers and a bottle of Dom Perignon. I loved the flowers - but I don't drink champagne." Patti Labelle on the gifts her "unofficial goddaughter" Mariah Carey sent her after marrying Nick Cannon. The gift package was, in part, an apology for leaving the wedding invite until the last minute - LaBelle could not attend the nuptials.

20th August 2008

Fact: Leona Lewis has joined Rihanna, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey to record a new charity single to benefit cancer funding.

4th August 2008

Quote: "I have never been in California for an earthquake before. I was looking at a glass of water that was shaking. I was cool. It was good. A little bit of excitement." Mariah Carey was thrilled by last week's (29Jul08) tremor in Los Angeles, which hit 5.8 on the Richter Scale.

23rd July 2008

Quote: "I really am swimming with dolphins and all sorts of sea creatures." Mariah Carey insists the ocean scenes in her new video I'LL BE LOVIN' U LONG TIME are for real. The sexy promo was shot in Hawaii.

22nd July 2008

Fact: Beyonce Knowles, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Mariah Carey are to perform at the fifth annual Fashion Rocks event in New York City. The fashion and music extravaganza will take place on 5 September (08).

9th July 2008

Fact: R+B superstar Mariah Carey has shown off a new butterfly tattoo she's had inked on her lower back - featuring the words 'Mrs. Cannon' as a tribute to her new husband Nick Cannon.

10th June 2008

Fact: Novelist Jackie Collins is travelling in style as she promotes her new book MARRIED LOVERS across America - she has hired Mariah Carey's old tourbus for the trip.

28th May 2008

Fact: R+B star Mariah Carey was on hand to help throw the ceremonial first pitch at a professional baseball match in Japan between the Yomiuri Giants and the Rakuten Golden Eagles at the Tokyo Dome on Wednesday (28May08). The singer is in the country for the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2008, which is due to take place on Saturday (31May08).

14th May 2008

Quote: "Everyone's calling me M.C.C." Mariah Carey suggests she's going to adopt her new husband Nick Cannon's name and become Mariah Carey Cannon.

14th May 2008

Quote: "I don't have birthdays, I have anniversaries - I'm eternally 12 and that's part of the reason I'm late; because, as a 12 year old, how am I expected to get it together on time... It's in my DNA (to be late), I cannot help it." Mariah Carey attempts to explain why she was late for her first post-marriage TV interview on comedienne Ellen Degeneres' chat show. The chat aired in America on Tuesday (13May08).

14th May 2008

Quote: "I fell asleep during my tattoo... I was gangster for that." Mariah Carey admits she slept through the pain of her new Mrs. Cannon tattoo.

10th May 2008

Quote: "We are both eternally 12 years old." Rapper/actor Nick Cannon insists the 11-year age gap between him and his 39-year-old bride Mariah Carey means nothing - because they're both young at heart.

9th May 2008

Fact: Newlywed Mariah Carey will make her first TV appearance since marrying Nick Cannon on the Ellen Degeneres show. The interview will air on Tuesday (13May08).

9th May 2008

Quote: "I can wear high heels with NICK (CANNON) because he's tall. Flats (shoes) are not in my repertoire." Mariah Carey is happy she found a tall guy to wed.

8th May 2008

Quote: "To me rings are special and exciting, but tattoos mean more than anything. They're forever and ever." Rapper/actor Nick Cannon who has marked his marriage to Mariah Carey by having `Mariah' tattooed across his back.

24th April 2008

Quote: "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." R+B superstar Mariah Carey insists having children isn't on her agenda just now.

24th April 2008

Quote: "I love it. I want to be lasciviously desired. Everybody likes to be loved. You have to try and stay pretty, you know." Mariah Carey wants the public think of her as a sex symbol.

23rd April 2008

Quote: "Yes. You gotta take care of yourself." Mariah Carey confirms her legs are indeed insured for $1 million (GBP500,000).

22nd April 2008

Quote: "I only heard her once and I didn't really hear a true similarity." Mariah Carey denies British singer Leona Lewis sounds like her.

19th April 2008

Fact: R+B star R. KELLY is using Mariah Carey's hit TOUCH MY BODY to promote his new summer (08) album - the hitmaker has remixed Carey's chart-topper, inserting the title of his next album, 12 Play: Fourth Quarter, throughout the tune - and released the song online.

15th April 2008

Fact: Mariah Carey collects French lingerie and perfume bottles.

9th April 2008

Quote: "I've always had low self-esteem, and I still do. What's weird about that is being onstage, and the love that you get, and the adoration that you feel from your real fans." Mariah Carey self-analyses.

24th March 2008

Quote: "They throw that word round like it's a frigging Frisbee." Mariah Carey on claims she's a 'diva'.

23rd March 2008

Quote: "I've done that in Europe but it's a little different here, at home." Mariah Carey is nervous about the prospect of mentoring and coaching the pop wannabes on the current season of American Idol next month (15-16Apr08).

18th March 2008

Fact: Mariah Carey sings the U.S. National Anthem at a hacky sack tournament in Adam Sandler's new comedy DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN.

18th March 2008

Quote: "You really just want to know that somebody loves you for you... Sometimes you just do really feel like an ATM machine with a wig on it." Mariah Carey described what it's like to be a superstar.

17th March 2008

Quote: "Last St. Patrick's Day, I was with my mother and my friends and SEAN, my brother-slash-nephew, and we were at this Irish pub and they played that song... They were all like very happy to listen to it. There was a leprechaun running around, dancing to it... It was very festive." Mariah Carey insists her Christmas hit ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU is perfect for any occasion.

3rd March 2008

Fact: Bono, Fergie, Annie Lennox, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Miley Cyrus are among the stars confirmed to take part in reality TV show American Idol's second annual IDOL GIVES BACK charity special next month (Apr08).

29th February 2008

Quote: "I failed remedial math." Mariah Carey insists her new album title, E=MC2, hasn't got anything to do with her IQ.

23rd February 2008

Quote: "My friends tease me and say I have to build a house for my shoes, but I'm not as bad as Mariah Carey." Janet Jackson on her footwear collection.

20th February 2008

Quote: "This is like when THRILLER came out - the anticipation is ridiculous." Moviemaker Brett Ratner on Mariah Carey's new video TOUCH MY BODY, which he directs.

19th February 2008

Fact: R+B superstar Mariah Carey has splashed out $4.9 million (GBP2.45 million) on a new four-bedroom mansion on Windermere Island in the Bahamas, reports

12th February 2008

Fact: R+B superstar Mariah Carey has named her new album E=MC². The forthcoming disc is the singer's 11th studio album and the follow-up to 2006's THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI.

7th February 2008

Fact: The working title of 2001 war movie Pearl Harbor was TENNESSEE, the name of Mariah Carey's new movie.

20th January 2008

Fact: Mariah Carey will release her new album THAT CHICK, the follow-up to the best-selling album of 2005, The Emancipation Of Mimi, on April Fools Day (01Apr08).

3rd January 2008

Quote: "I've never done a diva-ish thing in my life. The definition of a diva is a woman who sings well, the second definition is a woman who's difficult to deal with. I hope I'm the first but I don't think I'm the second." Mariah Carey is convinced her diva reputation is unfounded.

13th December 2007

Fact: Mariah Carey will ring in the New Year (08) by hosting a party at trendy Las Vegas club Tao. She'll join Kevin Federline and Paris Hilton as Sin City party hosts.

23rd November 2007

Quote: "If I lived out here in L.A. I would not drive because they do come up to your window and take pictures. That's not fun." Mariah Carey can't understand why paparazzi targets like Britney Spears ever wants to get behind the wheel of her car.

22nd November 2007

Quote: "You smell a little like (candy bar) s'mores." Chat show host Ellen Degeneres insists Mariah Carey's new scent, M, has the sweet smell of success.

22nd November 2007

Quote: "I don't eat salad. It bloats you; you think you're doing good but it's better to eat cooked vegetables." Mariah Carey on how she looks her best before big events or photoshoots.

25th October 2007

Quote: "When it comes to lingerie, I know what I'm doing... I have an entire separate lingerie closet." Mariah Carey dreams of launching a sexy underwear line.

25th October 2007

Quote: "I did have on a teensy little thong... I'm not that bad." Mariah Carey insists she wasn't completely naked for the provocative TV ad that accompanies her new perfume, M.

25th October 2007

Quote: "I did have on a teensy little thong... I'm not that bad." Mariah Carey insists she wasn't completely naked for the provocative TV ad that accompanies her new perfume, M.

10th October 2007

Quote: "I have a lounge chair in my bathroom. I sleep there sometimes." Mariah Carey likes to snooze everywhere in her home.

9th October 2007

Quote: "I don't know! Do you want me to really try and think about it?" Mariah Carey gets flummoxed when asked how many bathrooms there are in her New York penthouse.

6th October 2007

Quote: "Mariah at 12 was a wreck! I accidentally dyed my hair orange. I shaved my eyebrows. Wore blue eyeliner. Disgusting... I think back now and I was just trying to be glamorous." Singer Mariah Carey recalls her fashion mishaps.

1st October 2007

Quote: "It was like giving birth. I loved the fact people loved it." Singer Mariah Carey admits she cried after launching her new perfume M.

25th September 2007

Fact: Mariah Carey has Christian TV channel Praise The Lord programmed into the television in her bathroom, so she can watch the "very smart people" delivering God's words when she visits the toilet.

25th September 2007

Quote: "I've got to sleep 15 hours to sing the way I want to. It's not easy because my vocal chords are different than most people's." Mariah Carey.

24th September 2007

Quote: "I think that there've been worse movies that haven't gotten as trashed... When I listen to the soundtrack, I'm like, 'Some of these are my best songs and vocal performances ever.'" Mariah Carey on her GLITTER film and soundtrack.

24th September 2007

Quote: "I kept everything the same. I didn't wanna change it. It's even off-pitch." Mariah Carey on Marilyn Monroe's piano, which she bought at auction in 2006.

22nd September 2007

Quote: "I have a wonderful trainer whose name is PATRICIA, she lives in St. Barts... People say, `Only you would fly someone from St. Barts to New York to work out.'" Mariah Carey is even a diva in the gym.

11th September 2007

Quote: "Look at Mariah Carey, she had one of the hugest comebacks in musical history. So, you can't rule anyone out." Rap mogul JAY-Z is convinced Britney Spears can put her troubles and a terrible MTV Video Music Awards performance behind her and stage a comeback.

4th September 2007

Fact: Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Ashley Olsen and Tommy Lee were among the guests at rap mogul Sean Combs' annual White Party on Monday night (03Sep07), which was held in the Hamptons, New York.

22nd August 2007

Quote: "I am thankful to him in a lot of ways. I have to forgive him for being so restrictive. With Tommy, it felt like I had this controlling situation where I wasn't allowed to be myself." Mariah Carey looks back on her 1998 divorce from music mogul Tommy Mottola.

11th August 2007

Fact: Mariah Carey's new perfume, M by Mariah Carey, is a blend of two of the pop superstar's two favourite scents - marshmallows and Tahitian Tiare flowers.

11th August 2007

Fact: Mariah Carey is paying a whopping $350,000 (GBP175,000) to rent out designer Tommy Hilfiger's East Hampton, New York estate for a month.

24th March 2007

Fact: CASEY JEAN MESSER, who was picked to represent New Mexico at Friday's (23MAR07) Miss USA pageant, worked as Mariah Carey's body double on the set of new movie TENNESSEE.

26th February 2007

Quote: "At the age of 12, I dyed my hair orange by mistake and I shaved my eyebrows. And my cheeks look fat when I smile." Mariah Carey recalls her beauty errors.

4th January 2007

Quote: "It wasn't good a thing but the pictures should be funny." Mariah Carey admits she suffered a little frostbite when she rolled around the snow in chilly Aspen, Colorado in a DOLCE + GABBANA bikini for a recent Aspen Peak magazine photo shoot.

3rd January 2007

Quote: "This is probably the biggest non-prison ever built for black people." Comedian Chris Rock jokes about pal Oprah Winfrey's new school for underprivileged girls in South Africa. Rock joined Winfrey, Spike Lee, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey and other celebrities at the launch of the $40 million (GBP20.5 million) academy on New Year's Eve (31DEC06).

22nd November 2006

Fact: Sexy actress Jessica Biel is reportedly dating Mariah Carey and Jessica Alba's ex, US sportsman DEREK JETER.

13th July 2006

Fact: Celebrities including Salma Hayek, Joaquin Phoenix, Mariah Carey and Nick Lachey are to show off their painting skills when they help decorate a series of life-size Labrador dog statues to be displayed around Aspen, Colorado. As well as promoting the Aspen Filmfest, the auction of the exhibits will fund the festival's youth education programme.

13th June 2006

Fact: Legendary producer La Reid had a 50th birthday party to remember in New York on Saturday night (10JUN06) - guests included Beyonce Knowles and boyfriend Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, Usher and Mariah Carey.

13th June 2006

Quote: "I got a letter from a girl who said she was listening to one of my songs and every time I hit a particular high note, the garage door would open or close." Singer Mariah Carey encounters some unusual problems with her a five-octave vocal range.

1st June 2006

Fact: Mariah Carey's upcoming tour - The Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour - was named by a fan. The school girl kept a diary-like book of the album character's adventures.

27th April 2006

Quote: "Unfortunately this was a time when all I was allowed to do was sit there and pick out sconces. I can still spend hours talking about door handles." Singer Mariah Carey reflects on living with former husband, music mogul Tommy Mottola, where she was largely confined to their mansion.

26th April 2006

Quote: "I loved watching Mommie Dearest as a kid. I associated it with glamour." Singer Mariah Carey on the classic film, which tells the story of screen legend Joan Crawford.

14th April 2006

Quote: "It was perfect for me because it was noctural hours and it was shopping." Mariah Carey on filming her latest video Say Somethin' in Louis Vuitton's flagship Paris, France store.

13th April 2006

Quote: "I'm working with a dialect coach and going the whole route." Mariah Carey is getting serious about her new role as a girl from the US' southern states in indie movie TENNESSEE.

13th April 2006

Fact: Mariah Carey celebrated the first anniversary of her mega-hit comeback album The Emancipation Of Mimi by appearing on MTV's TOTAL REQUEST LIVE yesterday (12APR06). To mark the occasion, TRL bosses presented the singer with a huge anniversary card, signed by the entire studio audience.

7th April 2006

Fact: Organised Mariah Carey keeps her wardrobe and her collection of 1,000 shoes in a climate-controlled master changing room in her New York apartment.

12th March 2006

Fact: Mariah Carey wrote her Soul Train acceptance speeches on her Blackberry mobile and read them out last weekend (05MAR06) as she clutched her handheld device on stage.

9th March 2006

Quote: "I still don't know if I want to have children. I would want to make sure I was fully prepared to handle what would happen to those kids when they have to deal with the baggage of having a famous parent." Singer Mariah Carey on having children.

22nd February 2006

Quote: <p>"I'm not saying I'm f**ggin' William Shakespeare. But even writing a melody, it's a release. And I really have a need to express myself." WE BELONG TOGETHER singer Mariah Carey deals with the stress of being a superstar by writing her own material. </p>

17th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I've got a butt, and I want to keep it, because I like it. Yeah, it grows and it shrinks and it grows. That's what it does!" WE BELONG TOGETHER singer Mariah Carey on her healthy body image. </p>

14th February 2006

Fact: <p>Pop star Mariah Carey has three themed bathrooms in her sprawling New York apartment - one dedicated to children's character Hello Kitty, a Marilyn Monroe bathroom and a butterfly bathroom. </p>

14th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Satin is a very unforgiving fabric. What was I gonna do? Call frickin' Karl Lagerfeld and say, 'Can you please make it out of matte jersey instead?'" Mariah Carey on the figure-hugging gown she wore to the Golden Globe Awards, which drew gasps of disapproval from fashion critics. </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>American Idol judge Randy Jackson returned to his live musical roots at the Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06) - he played bass for Mariah Carey and also contributed to the night's Sly Stone tribute. </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri found a unique way of inviting their guests to their Grammy Awards after-party - they sent them cell phones with a special message. Guests were instructed to RSVP via text message using the phones. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"That was amazing. I feel like we've all been saved." DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Teri Hatcher pays tribute to Mariah Carey's highnote-hitting gospel-tinged rendition of WE BELONG TOGETHER at the Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06). Carey was joined by a full gospel choir for the rousing ballad. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"She's a legend, she's been around a long time and I'm happy for her." Mariah Carey insists she has no hard feelings towards Madonna, despite reports she's upset about not being asked to open the Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06). Madonna opened the show. </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>American Idol judge Randy Jackson returned to his live musical roots at the Grammy Awards last night (08JAN06) - he played bass for Mariah Carey and also contributed to the night's Sly Stone tribute. </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri found a unique way of inviting their guests to their Grammy Awards after-party - they sent them cell phones with a special message. Guests were instructed to RSVP via text message using the phones. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"That was amazing. I feel like we've all been saved." DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Teri Hatcher pays tribute to Mariah Carey's highnote-hitting gospel-tinged rendition of WE BELONG TOGETHER at the Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06). Carey was joined by a full gospel choir for the rousing ballad. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"She's a legend, she's been around a long time and I'm happy for her." Mariah Carey insists she has no hard feelings towards Madonna, despite reports she's upset about not being asked to open the Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06). Madonna opened the show. </p>

7th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I extricated myself from a really negative relationship, one in which anyone who had any sense of self-worth would never have been able to exist." Pop star Mariah Carey on divorcing music mogul Tommy Mottola. </p>

20th January 2006

Fact: <p>Eva Mendes has the best celebrity body, according to readers of German newspaper Bild. The actress polled more than a quarter of all votes, beating Jennifer Lopez and Rachel Hunter. Mariah Carey came fourth and Kate Winslet fifth. Victoria Beckham, Nicole Richie and Renee Zellweger were also in the top ten. </p>

9th January 2006

Fact: <p>Rap mogul Jermaine Dupri is thought to dish the dirt on music associates including Mariah Carey and Usher, as well as current girlfriend Janet Jackson, when he writes his memoirs. The literary project, provisionally entitled YOUNG, RICH AND DANGEROUS is being offered to publishers this week (beg09JAN06). </p>

5th January 2006

Quote: <p>"They either turn into my big brother or else they stop talking to me. Luckily I have a lot of male friends who have gone way, way past that whole sexual thing." Pop singer Mariah Carey on how men respond to her prudish behaviour. </p>

19th December 2005

Quote: <p>"She's hot. Selling records and doing her thing - she's got her swagger back." Jamie Foxx has a crush on Mariah Carey. </p>

30th November 2005

Fact: <p>Mariah Carey has been animated for a new version of a classic US Christmas cartoon. The pop superstar will appear in a new scene in festive favourite SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN and perform the title theme. </p>

4th November 2005

Fact: <p>The late John Lennon and his widow Yoko Ono will join Jay-Z and Mariah Carey among the artists to be honoured by the New York Grammy chapter at the Recording Academy Honours gala on 7 December (05). </p>

3rd November 2005

Fact: <p>A pool scene in Mariah Carey's new video DON'T FORGET ABOUT US, in which the diva is totally naked under the water, was inspired by a similar scene in Marilyn Monroe's unfinished final film SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE. </p>

6th October 2005

Quote: <p>"Everyone has got issues and clearly he has many." Mariah Carey continues her spat with Eminem. </p>

9th September 2005

Fact: <p>Mariah Carey and DIDDY are among the first stars to record new songs for a Hurricane Katrina relief album being funded by rap mogul Russell Simmons. </p>

7th September 2005

Quote: <p>"If we had big breasts like Mariah Carey then we would sell ten times more records then we do now... Plus, we could meet</p> <p>famous people like TOM CRUISE - and that would be really neat." Coldplay's Chris Martin on his lack of sex appeal. </p>

29th August 2005

Fact: <p>DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star James Denton has been confirmed as the host of the World Music Awards on Wednesday (31AUG05). The event, to be staged at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, will feature live performances from Mariah Carey, Carlos Santana, Destiny's Child and Bon Jovi. </p>

25th August 2005

Fact: <p>Mariah Carey will arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami, Florida, on Sunday (28AUG05) in style - she will arrive onboard a 120 foot (36.5 metre) yacht. </p>

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