Mariah Carey ‘#Beautiful’ (Video)

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The title of Mariah Carey’s “#Beautiful” may have gone to her head a little bit, as evident by the song’s just-released music video.

Although it kicks off with Carey’s singing cohort, Miguel, the video inevitably becomes obsessed with cutting to close-up shots of Carey’s behind, legs and beyond, all while she seduces a motorcycle. There’s also a weird sequence in which Carey dances around in a romantically lit barn, which is basically what I imagine happened after the cameras stopped rolling for her episode of Cribs.

So far, the song has been doing pretty well on the iTunes charts, though whether it will become Mariah’s 19th number-one hit remains to be seen.

In the meantime, check out the video, above.

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Family Fun Day

With all of the recent drama between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on the set of American Idol, Carey looked carefree as she enjoyed Family Day at the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Nick Cannon hosted the event, where the couple walked along the pier, toting cotton candy, rode a roller coaster and interacted with fans.

Wearing a curve-hugging red dress, Carey, 42, posed for photos with 18-month-old twins Monroe and Moroccan.

Monroe – whose white glasses matched her dress – and Moroccan played with balloons as photographers snapped away.

Nicki Minaj Lashes Out At Mariah Carey On American Idol

Nicki Minaj derailed the “American Idol” auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday, after swearing at Mariah Carey and threatening, “I’m gonna knock you out” … sources tell TMZ.

In the footage, obtained by TMZ, Nicki is clearly furious … shouting, “I told them I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f**kin’ highness over there.”

Sources say Nicki later threatened to “knock out” Mariah … but she said it before the video starts.

It all went down while the two were sitting at the judge’s table … with Keith Urban sitting in between them and Randy Jackson sitting on the far end, next to Mariah.

We’re told the whole thing exploded over a disagreement over a contestant’s performance.

Listen closely as you play the video … you’ll hear

Nicki Get this s**t in self control. Get in control. Get in control.
Randy Settle down, settle down.
Nicki Don’t lose your head. Don’t lose your head (inaudible). Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.
Nicki (inaudible) every 5 minutes. So every time you patronize me, I’m-ma take it back, and if you’ve got a f**king problem, handle it.
Nicki I told them I’m not f**kin’ putting up with her f**king highness over there. Figure it the f**k out. Figure it out.
Nicki I’m not gonna sit here every f**king minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.

Mariah is talking back at Nicki but it’s hard to hear what she’s saying.

According to our friends at MouthToEars.com, producers ended the auditions for the day so the two judges could cool down. We’ve confirmed that happened.

Big wigs on the show seem uncharacteristically upset by the blow up. It seems producers are worried about Mariah and Nicki co-existing for the long haul. [TMZ]

Mariah Carey Releases New Personal Photos Of Twin Babies Roc & Roe

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon have opened up their baby brag book again! The 42-year-old singer has shared some personal photos of her 16-month-old sweethearts, Monroe (“Roe”) and Moroccan (“Roc”), on their website, dembabies.com, that were taken over the last six months. In one, the “American Idol” judge, who has said that swimming is her favorite exercise, is holding her two little water bugs in the pool. In another, the children’s dad, Nick Cannon, 31, leans down to give Roc a kiss on the cheek. Roc has a big smile on his face while resting a hand on the “America’s Got Talent” host’s knee.

First Look At New American Idol Judges

FOX announced Sunday that Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban were officially joining Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson as judges on American Idol. Shortly after that announcement, the show’s longtime host Ryan Seacrest shared the first shot of the brand-new foursome at the judges’ table via Facebook. “After some musical chairs, here’s how the new American Idol judges will be seated,” Seacrest, 37, wrote beneath a photo of Carey, 42, Urban, 44, Minaj, 29 and Jackson, 56, sitting down together (with Seacrest standing above) in midtown NYC.

“With the exciting addition of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, alongside Randy Jackson, American Idol’s star power has never been so great,” executive producer Simon Fuller said in a statement. With the addition of these new judges, this promises to be a very entertaining season!

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