Mariah Carey’s Adorable Make-Up Artist

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Is Mariah Carey’s little girl eyeing a future in the make-up industry?

On Saturday, the 42-year-old singer posted an intimate snapshot of her daughter Monroe using a powder brush on Mimi’s face.

“Beauty school hour 01 lol,” Carey wrote on Instagram.

The American Idol judge is gearing up for the show’s highly anticipated 12th season, which premieres on FOX on Wednesday.

Just last week, the “Triumphant” singer dished on how she’s balancing her new gig with duties as a mother of her twins, Monroe and Moroccan, who will turn two this April.

 

“I don’t know that I felt like this would ever be necessarily the right fit for me, but then it turned out really working well after I had the babies and everything,” Carey said at the Television Criticis Association Press Tour.

“You can kind of stay in one place and let them feel grounded and have fun and go to children’s museums and that kind of stuff.”

Are you excited about the new season of ‘American Idol?’ Check out our gallery of Mariah Carey and her little girl Monroe, above, and weigh in below.

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Courteney Cox, Heidi Klum, Mariah Carey: Top 10 Celebrity Quotes of the Week (PHOTOS)

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“Some people are more experimental in bed and others are more boring. If you are wild and crazy, bring it on so the other person is well aware that you have little devil horns that come out every once in a while.”

Which hot mama let her wild side fly free in a recent interview?

Was it Courteney Cox, Heidi Klum, or Mariah Carey?

Find out in Celebuzz’s top quotes of the week.

Who was the frisky femme that advised showing your true, devilish colors behind closed doors?

It was Heidi Klum!

In the February issue of Marie Claire, the 39-year-old embraces her sexuality and dishes about her steamy private life.

“It’s good to make an effort to dress up sometimes – to do things outside of the norm,” she urges readers.

Though it comes as no surprise that the ex-Victoria’s Secret model would don lingerie for her man, few expected to hear her so smitten, so soon.

The Project Runway host and fashion icon has recently become very cozy in her rebound romance with her long-time bodyguard, Martin Kristen. The unlikely pairing sparked controversy back in September, having been brought to the forefront just a few months after Klum and her hubby of seven years, “Kiss From a Rose”singer Seal, called it quits.

Judging from her racy remarks, it sounds like these lovebirds are still wrapped up in the honeymoon phase.

What do you think of Heidi’s relationship with her bodyguard? Sound off in the comments below.

Find out what else your favorite celebs had to say this week in Celebuzz’s Top 10 Quotes of the Week.

Nicki Minaj + Mariah Carey Make Up… By Watching Minaj’s Sex Tape

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Sometimes your enemies become your friends, and in Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey‘s case, sometimes that happens by watching a sex tape together.

During a press conference for ‘American Idol‘ with Minaj and Carey, the ‘Starships’ rapper claimed that she and the R&B diva have declared a truce. According to The Sun, when asked how the two judges made up, Minaj said: “I put on my sex tape.” Carey then said: “Time heals all wounds.” Minaj quickly added, “And we watched my tape … We’re professionals.”

Minaj also added that Carey is one of her “favorite artists of all time.” She continued, “She’s really shaped a generation of singers. To be on a panel with her, it’s kind of crazy.”

Let bygones be bygones! Last October, a video from the auditions taping surfaced, showing Minaj yelling at Carey and threatening to “knock out” the singer. However, the stars claim everything is A-OK between them now.

It has yet to be determined when the casual sex tape viewing went down. Just as recently as earlier this week, Carey said she had to hire extra security on set because her altercations with Minaj made her feel “unsafe.”

“Anytime anybody’s reeling threats at somebody, you know, that’s just not appropriate. Sitting there on the road with two babies, I’m not gonna take any chances, so yeah I did hire more security,” she said. The two-part season premiere of ‘American Idol’ will air on Jan. 16 and Jan. 17 on FOX at 8PM ET.

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‘American Idol’ Judges Explain What They’re Looking For

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FOX’s upcoming twelfth season of American Idol is sure to draw some curiosity with three new superstar judges whose backgrounds couldn’t be more different.

“It will be quite fun as you watch their different styles of judging and what they’re looking for,” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, 63, told the audience during Wednesday’s premiere screening event in Los Angeles.

Mariah [Carey], I think, is looking for that singer/songwriter, that’s a true star, Nicki Minaj is looking for somebody that isn’t just there for their voice, but there for their performance, their charisma and everything else. Keith Urban is looking for an authentic singer, someone who is credible. Randy Jackson, I’d say, is looking for someone who sings on pitch,” he continued.

Their backgrounds couldn’t be more diverse. Jackson, 56, the veteran Idol judge has been with the show since its debut season more than a decade ago. Carey is a power vocalist and arguably one of the most celebrated voices of our time. Thirty-year-old Minaj is a relatively new celebrity (compared to Carey). She’s a rapper and pop princess who likes to employ several personalities, sometimes simultaneously. And Urban is an Australian country singer. Each has different styles, different perspectives, and different ideas on what they’re looking for from this year’s hopefuls.

Jackson seems pretty confident about his formula for finding the right contestants. “There are three things that are really big characteristics for me,” the musician said. “They are uniqueness, unbelievable talent, and star power. Those are the three things a great artist needs and will give you a shot at a great career.”

On the other hand, Urban is a bit more emotional about what he’s looking for in contestants. “The reality is that we all react differently to different things and so I think for me, at the end of the day, it has to speak to me,” he said.

“If a person is creating art and saying something in a way that I’m captivated by that person and I can’t take my eyes off that person, that’s it for me.”

Minaj confirmed Lythgoe’s assertion that she’s looking for an all-around entertainer more than a standout vocalist saying, “I think that it’s something where you’ll know it when you’re in the same room with it.

“If you named the 10 biggest stars out right now, who would you say has a Whitney Houston voice? That’s just not where we are right now,” the hip-hop artist elaborated. “So, I think that because of this day and time, I’m looking for an overall entertainer. [I’m looking for] someone who is going to captivate people with or without music.”

Carey, 42, says she’s still learning what she wants in a contestant. And so far, her choices have spanned from favoring street performers to strong vocalists.

“To me it doesn’t matter, “ she said. “They can be unique in some way, different in another way. It’s a learning experience for me and what I’ve seen is that diversity plays into it in a deep way.”

American Idol returns to FOX on Wednesday at 8PM.

– Cortney Wills

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Lindsay Lohan Bares Bikini Body in New Fashion Photography Book (PHOTOS)

The stars are ready for their close-ups.

Famous celebrity photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani have worked with Hollywood’s biggest names, and now they’re compiling all their sexy shoots in an upcoming book, ICONS.

Staying in the spotlight, as always: Lindsay Lohan, who strips down to a sexy two-piece in the book — and adds a silver mask for good measure.

 

A photo of Beyonce, who worked with the photographers for her Dangerously in Love cover art in 2003, is also a highlight. The “Crazy in Love” singer sports jeans and a diamond-ecrusted bra. Also featured: Heidi Klum, Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian, and Carmen Electra. But it’s not all femme fatales: Channing Tatum is also on tap.

 

A portion of proceeds from the book will go to The Trevor Project, an LGBT charity that has received support from Lady Gaga and other celebrities. Mother Monster herself even graces the cover of the fashion book.

Click through the gallery above to check out the rest of the Markus + Indrani shots.


Lindsay Lohan Bares Bikini Body in New Fashion Photography Book (PHOTOS)

The stars are ready for their close-ups.

Famous celebrity photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani have worked with Hollywood’s biggest names, and now they’re compiling all their sexy shoots in an upcoming book, ICONS.

Staying in the spotlight, as always: Lindsay Lohan, who strips down to a sexy two-piece in the book — and adds a silver mask for good measure.

 

A photo of Beyonce, who worked with the photographers for her Dangerously in Love cover art in 2003, is also a highlight. The “Crazy in Love” singer sports jeans and a diamond-ecrusted bra. Also featured: Heidi Klum, Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian, and Carmen Electra. But it’s not all femme fatales: Channing Tatum is also on tap.

 

A portion of proceeds from the book will go to The Trevor Project, an LGBT charity that has received support from Lady Gaga and other celebrities. Mother Monster herself even graces the cover of the fashion book.

Click through the gallery above to check out the rest of the Markus + Indrani shots.


Mariah Carey: How My Children Influenced My Decision to Join ‘American Idol’

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Music fans got a jolt last July when Mariah Carey signed on to become a judge on FOX’s American Idol. But after giving birth to twins in 2011, the pop diva felt like she needed to stop touring and settle down with husband, actor and America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, and babies Moroccan and Monroe.

“I don’t know that I felt like this would ever be necessarily the right fit for me, but then it turned out really working well after I had the babies and everything,” Carey told reporters at the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Tuesday.

“You can kind of stay in one place and let them feel grounded and have fun and go to children’s museums and all that kind of stuff,” she continued.

With more than 200 million record sales, Carey is one of the biggest-selling artists in music history. So what does she sing to her babies to put them to sleep?

“We found this thing called Babies Love MC,” she said about a collection of songs on iTunes that carried lullaby versions of her songs, which were not approved by the Carey camp and later pulled down.

“They’ve even got the song ‘Obsessed’ on there,” she said about her tune featuring lyrics that read, “Why you so obsessed with me? Boy, I want to know, lyin’ that you’re sexin’ me.”

“I’m like, ‘You really want babies listening to ‘Obsessed’? But there’s no lyrics, they’re just hearing the melodies,” she assured reporters. “So I’ll go in there and sing along with them, into the nursery. Sometimes I’ll sing ‘Hero,’ it could be ‘We Belong Together,’ they even have ‘Shake It Off.’ So it’s great to sing to them, even just to sing one note and hear them be on pitch, that’s major.”

And what did Carey’s mom sing to her when she was a baby? When the New York native first heard Harry Nilsson’ssong, ‘Without You,’ playing as muzak in an Italian restaurant in Florida, she turned to her dining partner and said, “I think I should remake this.” She did, and the single became a huge hit. Little did Carey know her own mother used to sing her the very same song when she was just a baby.

“I don’t remember that happening but she said that and I believe her,” she confided about her first exposure to pop music.

“I grew up with a mom who was an opera singer in a family that’s biracial with a lot of R&B music playing, soul music,” she recalled. “I’ve had this sort of love of music that’s carried me through my life and gotten me through the deepest darkest times in my life.”

Carey’s white mother, Patricia Hickey, was ostracized from her family for eloping with Carey’s father, Alfred Roy, an African-American and Venezuelan. The strain was too much for their relationship and when Carey was three, her parents were divorced.

As a person of mixed race, she felt ostracized in the neighborhood where she grew up and took refuge in music, an experience that helped shape her career behind the mic as well as her new position as a judge on Idol.

“When I look at a lot of these contestants, I can kind of see something in some of them if they have that hurt, if they have that extra feeling,” she said. “If I have to say no, that means it’s going to be a better life experience for them. It happened to me. I was told no a lot of times. You just need that extra bit of time.”

American Idol returns Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 8PM on FOX.

What do you think of Mariah’s musical secret weapon in the nursery?

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‘American Idol’ Judges Mariah Carey + Nicki Minaj Forced to Say Nice Things About Each Other

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They may say the drama is over and in the rear view, but it doesn’t seem to be for new ‘American Idol‘ judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. It’s TMDFOJP – Too Much Diva for One Judging Panel!

While at the Television Critics Association panel earlier today (Jan. 8), Carey labeled their beef “one-sided,” while Minaj, of course, disagreed.

A reporter asked the divas to say something nice about one another at the event, according to The Wrap.

“That actually is easy,” Minaj said, going first, despite some visible awkwardness. “I say nice things about Mariah all the time. I even tell her all the time how much a fan I am of her. She’s one of my favorite artists of all time. She’s really shaped a generation of singers.” She also said that so many of the show’s hopefuls “aspire to be a Mariah Carey.” So the rapper laid it on thick.

Carey, who claimed to be battling a sinus infection from Dem Babies, thanked Minaj for her “sweet” words. She complimented Minaj by saying, “Nicki and I worked together very early on in her career and did a song from an album that I had done called ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. It’s called ‘Up Out My Face,’ ironically.”

She added, “Actually it was one of my favorite videos and songs. And I did feel that she was going to go very far and still have that feeling and am grateful for anything nice that she or anyone were to say about me.” Yikes. That sounded pretty forced, didn’t it?

But then again, Mimi seemed legitimately distressed by the fight with Minaj.

In her chat with Barbara Walters, Carey said she beefed up her security detail after her verbal battle with Minaj. “It felt like an unsafe work environment,” Carey said. “Anytime anybody’s reeling threats at somebody, you know, it’s not appropriate. I’m a professional. I’m not used to that type of environment.”

At the conference, though, Minaj asked if anyone else ever had a fight with someone they worked with. Point taken.

Take a peek at the photo above, taken at the panel. Does any one of those judges look even remotely happy to be there? You know what’s worth a thousand words, right?

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Mariah Carey: Nicki Minaj Feud Was ‘One-Sided’

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Reporters got a little taste of what it’s like to see a disagreement between American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj go down.

FOX gathered the reality competition’s judges and producers in Pasadena for the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. on Tuesday. And, naturally, questions arose about the much-reported feud between Carey and Minaj, which reached a fever pitch when the two sparred in a leaked video during auditions.

“The whole thing was convoluted,” Carey, 42, said. “You know what it is? It’s a distraction from the show and it’s a distraction from the contestants. And I think it’s unfair to them, really. It shouldn’t be about any of us sitting up here, it should be about the contestants.”

But, of course, the public still wants to know. The entire panel seemed to have their talking points on the feud: That sometimes things get heated when the judges disagree and that they actually want them to be passionate about the contestants.

But, there was a moment when Carey may have gone rogue. A reporter asked how the two of them got past that very angry fight caught on tape.

Carey replied, “I did nothing and here we are.” Then, she added, “It was all one-sided.”

To which Minaj scowled, “No, it wasn’t.”

American Idol returns Jan. 16 at 8 PM on FOX.

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See Mariah Carey’s Svelte Bikini Body

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Mariah Carey is gearing up for her big debut as a new judge on ‘American Idol‘ next week and she has gotten herself into fighting shape. No, seriously.

Mimi showed off her red hot bikini body while Down Under — she was in Australia.

The singer looks amazeballs, having shed some excess pounds and toning those limbs. Carey has always been a curvy girl, but her body is beyond bangin’ right now. Check out those abs, too. You could grate cheese on those things. Her arms are also slim and shapely, as are her stems.

Dem Babies must keep Mimi active and in shape, since this is easily the best she’s looked in years. The fact that the camera adds the proverbial 10 pounds is likely one of the reasons she has slimmed down and shaped up. Whatever the case, the rhyme or the reason, we’re in awe of how beautiful Miss Carey looks. Hard to believe Mimi will turn 43 this year. She’s a vision (of love).

Rocking a red bikini, a denim mini and aviator shades, the diva reminds us why she is at the top of the pop food chain. It ain’t just that voice; it’s that body, too. She looks ready for summer and it’s only January. No time like the present.

Lambs, are you planning to watch Season 12 of ‘Idol’ since you’ll get a twice-weekly dose of the Mariah Carey?

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Mariah Carey Is Moving on From ‘American Idol’ Feud With Nicki Minaj

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After 200 million albums sold, countless chart-topping singles and the title of best-selling female artist of all time, Mariah Carey already had it all after two decades in the spotlight.

Then came American Idol, a deal with which she is rumored to cash in $18 million a season. ”I think we’re in the ballpark, [but] I can’t even talk about those things,” Carey told ABC’s Barbara Walters in a Nightline interview on Monday.

But the hit Fox competition show hasn’t been all smooth sailing since Carey signed on the dotted line.

In October, Idol hit headlines when a video leaked of Nicki Minaj, 29, bickering with — and spewing F-bombs at — fellow new judge Carey, 42, during auditions in Charlotte, N.C. “There was a very heated, intense argument towards the end of the day,” Idol host Ryan Seacrest said of the bitter blowout on his morning radio show, adding that it went “a little too far.”

Carey — who’s making waves with a new bikini photo reportedly taken while Down Under for her mini Australia tour — claimed that after the cameras stopped rolling, others heard Minaj make further threats like, “If I had a gun, I would shoot that bitch,” as Walters revealed on her daytime talk show, The View.

“It felt like an unsafe work environment,” Carey told Walters. “Anytime anybody’s reeling threats at somebody, you know, it’s not appropriate. I’m a professional. I’m not used to that type of environment.”

That’s why Carey made a move to beef up her security team. “I just felt it was the appropriate thing to do,” she explained. “Sitting there on the road with two babies, I’m not going to take any chances.”

But for now, Carey says the dust has settled between the dueling divas. “For all the drama, I hope it helps the show,” the Grammy winner said. “I think it’s a classic, classy show and it didn’t need this.”

“For me, ultimately, this is about the kids, the contestants,” Carey continued. “I’ve been blessed to live my dream more than half my life, so I want help give that back to someone else.”

Are you Team Mariah or Team Nicki? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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