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Christina Milian said she was caught off guard upon hearing news that her ex-boyfriend, Nick Cannon, married Mariah Carey within weeks of meeting each other earlier this year.


      “I definitely was shocked like everybody else,” the actress-singer, who dated her ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ costar in 2005, tells Rap-Up magazine in its Winter 08/09 issue, on newsstands Dec. 30.


      “I was like, ‘Really?’ It just seemed like a weird match,” she adds. “But I was happy for him. I always feel like Nick works hard to get what he wants, whether that be women – that’s how he got me.”


      Milian, 27, says she and Cannon “were so young” when they were together. She hasn’t spoken to Cannon since he started dating Carey. But looking back on their relationship, Milian says she has no ill feelings or regrets.


      “He’s a beautiful person,” she says. “Regardless of what I felt in the past at the time, I actually forgive him and I’m very much over that.”



Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 11:45 am


The New York Daily News is reporting that Mariah Carey was forced to cancel a planned tour after learning that she is pregnant, but a rep for the singer is denying both the tour and the pregnancy.      

       The newspaper’s Gatecrasher column quoted a Carey “insider” who said: “Costume designers and dancers were all called Wednesday and told the tour is off. Most were hysterically crying because they were relying on her for a paycheck this holiday season.”       

       However, a rep for the songstress said “a tour was discussed, but nothing was confirmed,” adding: “I have not been told she’s pregnant.”



Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 12:11 pm
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A collection of Mariah Carey’s best-selling slow songs are now available on one CD.      

       “Mariah Carey: The Ballads,” due Jan. 20 from Sony, features 18 of her biggest hits, including nine No. 1s – among them “Hero,” “Vision Of Love,” “One Sweet Day” and “Dreamlover.”      

       The disc marks the first time that all of Carey’s most popular ballads have appeared on one CD.  Below is the track listing:

One Sweet Day (Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men) 
Vision of Love 
Without You 
Can’t Let Go 
Love Takes Time 
I’ll Be There (Featuring Trey Lorenz) 
Thank God I Found You – Make It Last Remix (Featuring Nas & Joe) 
Endless Love (Featuring Luther Vandross) 
I Still Believe 
My All 
The Roof 
When You Believe (Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston) 
Anytime You Need A Friend 
Always Be My Baby 
How Much (Featuring Usher) 



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Nick Cannon has reportedly spent $1.5 million on a luxury five-bedroom ski lodge in Aspen, Colorado as a Christmas gift for his wife, Mariah Carey.


      “Nick is clearly still in the honeymoon phase. He’s shocked all their pals by going out of his way to buy Mariah this beautiful sanctuary,” a source tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror:


       “He knows Aspen is one of her favorite places in the world so this is his early Christmas present to her,” added the source.


Aretha & Diddy hook up; Mariah not happy with Nick; Beyonce learns from parents November 28, 2008


How about this? Lady Soul and Diddy are hooking up! No, not that way, but to launch a new “American Idol” style show. That’s right, according to WENN, Aretha Franklin and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs are combining forces to find talented R&B and hip-hop stars. But, unlike “AI,” the winner of their new venture will be decided by them – not the public. “The country will not vote. It will just be me and Diddy voting for who the next star will be,” says Franklin. Look for the show sometime in 2009.


     *Mariah Carey reportedly is not happy with hubby Nick Cannon’s candid comments about the couple’s no-sex-before-marriage pact. The older Mariah, who wed the younger Cannon in April, feels he went too far when he told the world the pair waited until their wedding night to have sex for the first time, reports Starpulse. She says, “Why did he tell that story? I didn’t want him to let everybody know that.”


     *Talking to Giant magazine, Beyonce said she prepared for the potential challenges in her marriage to Jay-Z after watching her mother Tina and father Matthew struggle and overcome their differences as husband and wife. “My parents are tighter now than ever, but they’ve been through it all,” she said. “There were times when they were together, times when they were apart. I learned that it’s a lot of hard work, that it’s more than a dress.”



Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 11:58 am
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Ellen Degeneres decided she would try and settle the Mariah Carey pregnancy rumors once and for all during the singer’s appearance on her talk show this week.


      After Carey nervously laughed and told Ellen “Don’t discuss that” when asked about the pregnancy talk, the host stood up and got a bottle of champagne and two flutes. 


      “You don’t’ have to answer it, let’s just toast with Champagne and decide…,” said Ellen, before her voice was drowned out by audience laugher and applause.  


       “It’s just fattening,” demurred Carey – who married Nick Cannon in May – adding, “This is peer pressure!”       

       “No, let’s toast to you not being pregnant, if you’re not pregnant,” Ellen persisted.      

       The two clinked glasses – but Carey only pretended to drink the wine.       

       “You’re pregnant!” DeGeneres declared.       

       “No, no, no,” Carey insisted. “We will let you know when we’re going to have a family.”       

       So why refuse the bubbly?       

       “It’s too early for me,” explained the Grammy-winner. “I only drink after 3 p.m.”




LL Cool J, Mariah Carey and Taylor Swift will serve as co-hosts of the first-ever one-hour special to announce the 2008 nominations for Grammy Awards.


       The event, to be held in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre, LA Live, will also serve as a grand opening ceremony for the new Grammy Museum, located inside of the venue.       

      Performers confirmed for the still-growing lineup list include B.B. King, The Foo Fighters, Celine Dion and John Mayer.


       The “Grammy Nominations Concert: Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” airs live Dec. 3 on CBS. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com. The 51st Grammy Awards will air on Feb. 9.