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25Aug
2012
1

Uh-Oh Mariah! Katy Perry Turns Down “American Idol” For $20 Million

Katy Perry Rolling Stone Cover Katy Perry Rolling Stone Cover

Although she told "American Idol" that she would not be a judge of the show back in JULY, they still pursued her. They even offered her more money than new judge Mariah Carey.

According to TMZ, they originally offered Katy Perry $18 million, which is the exact amount Mariah Carey is making.

After Katy turned them down, they offered her $20 million dollars and even though Idol said "Shut up and put where your money where your mouth is" the singer still turned them down.

It makes no sense to go after Katy.  Speaking from experience, Katy is too hot right now to be tied down to the show.  Same with Nicki Minaj.  It makes sense for Mariah being a mother of twins and for her to be tied down and still be in the limelight.  For Katy, not so much.

Good for Katy for turning it down.  She has guest judged before and knew what she was getting into.

I was REALLY wanting Adam Lambert and Pink to be a part of it but glad it hasn't worked that way.

To see "Idol" getting turned down by almost every music star they go after has been quite amusing, hasn't it?-DocFB

21Aug
2012
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Mariah Carey’s New Video “Triumphant” W/Rick Ross & Meek Mill Is Not So Triumphant

We've been waiting for this video for quite some time of Mariah Carey featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill and as pleased as we are to see Rick Ross fully dressed, we are less than pleased with the rest of the video.

First, Mariah looks hot. She still has it, in her 40's or not. I do long for the days where the focus was on her voice instead of lack of clothing. Mariah is proud of her body and has every right to be. I'm no prude but I do miss those days of the "Someday" video where she could just wear a black shirt and jeans and look just as hot.

Mariah does not need the help of hooking up with a Puff Daddy or Mase liek she did in the 90's for "Honey". She doesn't need Rick Ross or Meek Mill. She has the voice. The message of "Triumphant" is great but the video is a hot mess.

I want to see Mariah throwing knockouts with her voice and just her alone.

I LOVE Mariah but will put something else on over this. I'm hoping the next single will just feature her and no one else.

What do U think?-DocFB

16May
2012
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Old School Jam Of The Moment: “Make It Happen” Mariah Carey

Our Old School Jam Of The Moment Is "Make It Happen" by Mariah Carey. Where are the jams like this today? You would think positivity is a 4 letter word or something. Let's not even get into the fact that each time I type positivity, it says that I spelled it wrong....or that the word does not exist. Not the same problem with the word negativity though. You guys should try it.

We dig Mariah Carey especially her older stuff.  "Make It Happen" was one of those songs talking about praying to the Lord and still got major radio play and MTV play, when MTV cared about videos instead of advertising rates.

We hope you enjoy "The Old School Jam Of The Moment" as much as we do.-DocFB

30Apr
2011
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Mariah Gives Birth To ‘Dem Babies

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon.  Photo: Gettyimages.com

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon. Photo: Gettyimages.com

In what seemed like the longest ever pregnancy, Mariah Carey finally gave birth to twins.  We are very happy for the pop icon as she has been trying to have kids for a while and did not discuss it publicly due to miscarriages.

She gave birth to a girl and boy this morning in Los Angeles.  Mariah is calling the twins 'Dem Babies" since this morning.  Mariah first thought it was a false alarm as she went to the hospital Thursday night, but within 48 hours, she was a mother via C section.

Interesting to note; the twins were born on Mariah and Nick Cannon's wedding anniversary.  Very cool. 

Congrats to Mariah and Nick!-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Always Be Her Babies

8Dec
2009
2

Eminem Takes The Elevator Down Lyrically

Eminem Courtesy of Splash News
Eminem Courtesy of Splash News

Eminem Courtesy of Splash News

Eminem has dropped a new song "Elevator" and the beat is hot but the lyrics are not.

Em covers ground he covered 8 years ago and changed a word that rhymes with "maggot" and did 8 years ago much better.  I love Eminem and I thought by now, he would have moved on in the sense of more grown up lyrics and he hasn't.

Bringing up Adam Lambert does not make it current when you still bring up Lance Bass.  Maybe Eminem needs more beef with Mariah because at least while still being a sharp lyricst, his lyrics at least had a bite instead of a bark.

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What do you think?-Dr.FB

5Nov
2009
3

Mariah’s One Piece

Mariah Carey. Photo: FamePictures.com
Mariah Carey. Photo: FamePictures.com

Mariah Carey. Photo: FamePictures.com

Mariah Carey did a photo shoot yesterday in Malibu, where she tried on bathing suits and pranced and danced around on the beach.

Not feeling the bathing suit but know if I say how I really feel, I will be chastised. I guess I should just be happy I did not see no camel toe.

Are you digging Mariah's bathing suit?-Dr.FB

18Aug
2009
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Mariah Wants To Know What Love Is

Mariah Carey File Photo
Mariah Carey File Photo

Mariah Carey File Photo

When you stumble and your beat is lazy, pull something back from the 80's. Mariah Carey is about to do that.

Mariah Carey, who's first single "Obsessed" should have been called "A Bust" as it bombed so bad, Mariah pushed her CD back a month. Now, getting heat before we have even heard a lick is her new song entitled "I Want To Know What Love Is" and is from the 1980's by the rock group Foreigner.

I must say...smart move. "Open Arms", "I'll Be There", Can't Live", and "I Still Believe" were huge hits for Mariah and all covers.  Not too much bass Mariah. Keep it simple with piano and other poppy things. Stick to that and you might have a pretty big hit on your hands.-Dr.FB

14Aug
2009
2

Mariah Flinches; Pushes CD Back Further

Mariah Carey Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel Cover mariahcarey.com
Mariah Carey Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel Cover mariahcarey.com

Mariah Carey Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel Cover mariahcarey.com

So is she worried about Whitney or does the CD really need more post-production? Me thinks she is worried about Whitney so it does need post-production.

The CD is now slated for late September. She has dropped out of the Today Show and is being replaced by Miley Cyrus and has even dropped out of the MTV Awards.  Obsession did nothing on the charts although I have heard nothing negative about it. The diss track by Eminem was hot but Nick Cannon quoting from the bible as a response, not so much.

Maybe Mariah should get Eminem to some how appear on the CD, since he is obsessed right Mariah? You put him on it, that CD will sell.-Dr.FB

11Aug
2009
1

Is Mariah Tripping Over Whitney Again?

Mariah Worried About Whitney?  Photo: Fuse.TV
Mariah Worried About Whitney?  Photo: Fuse.TV

Mariah Worried About Whitney? Photo: Fuse.TV

Is Mariah Carey tripping over Whitney Houston's return?  Rumors are circulating about it.  Mariah's new CD was set to debut later this month but was pushed back. The reason? Whitney Houston's return CD was set to drop the following week.

Now, Mariah's CD has been pushed back to mid-September and Whitney's is now coming out August 31st. Mariah is competitive, but I am sure she wished her CD was not coming out around Whitney's.  There used to be rumors of a rival between the two divas that seemed to be squashed when they recorded together. Now? Maybe not so much.

Let's be real here OK?

Whitney's voice is nowhere near the powerhouse it was on say songs such as "I Will Always Love You" and "I Have Nothing" back in the early 90's. Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with age. Her public struggles with drug use, nothing she has admitted too publicly although going into drug rehab centers in the public eye and her denial of "Crack is Whack" in an interview with Diane Sawyer.

Mariah's voice appears to have suffered the same fate if you watched her "America's Got Talent" performance of "Obsession" last week. There has been no known proof aside from rumors that her 2001 psych ward visit was brought on by bad drug trips before the release of "Glitter", where her voice took a downturn as well. Nothing to do with age, but only, rumors of drug use.

Mariah may be tripping but I think it has more to do with the material of her new CD and not so much as Whitney's, whose latest single written by Alicia Keys "Million Dollar Bill" and is blowing up. I hope both artists will be successful, but in the end, the product will speak for itself, and not exactly the release date.-Dr.FB