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Whitaker hopes 'Butler' inspires young people to stand up to injustice

Whitaker hopes 'Butler' inspires young people to stand up to injustice

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker says he hopes his film "Lee Daniels' The Butler" inspires young people to stand up to social injustice wherever they see it.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'American Idol' gets another judge

'American Idol' gets another judge

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Lukasz Gottwald, a songwriter-producer known as Dr. Luke, is joining the judges' panel of "American Idol" next season, E! News reported Monday.
Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend confirms she's going back to 'Idol'

Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend confirms she's going back to 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Casper Smart told E! News the "Jenny From the Block" singer would return as host for the 13th season of "American Idol."
Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a control freak and was happy to take direction on the set of her new movie.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Pop star and actress Mariah Carey, who is Irish- and African-American, says she was spat on as a youth because of her race.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and occasional actress Oprah Winfrey says she doesn't tailor her speech or demeanor depending on the race of the people around her.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Jennifer Lopez close to signing 'American Idol' deal

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez is close to signing a deal to return to "American Idol" as a judge for the reality show's 13th season, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
Keith Urban to return as 'American Idol' judge

Keith Urban to return as 'American Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Country singer Keith Urban will be back as a judge on "American Idol" for a second season, Fox announced Thursday.
Mariah Carey 'fine' after dislocating shoulder during video shoot

Mariah Carey 'fine' after dislocating shoulder during video shoot

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Mariah Carey was "fine" after dislocating her shoulder during a video shoot in New York, a representative said Monday.
Swift, Gomez, Cher, Pitbull booked for Macy's July 4 fireworks show

Swift, Gomez, Cher, Pitbull booked for Macy's July 4 fireworks show

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift, Cher, Pitbull and Selena Gomez have been added to the lineup for the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York, NBC said Monday.

Celebrity stylist dies of blood clot

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Celebrity U.S. stylist Annabel Tollman, whose clients included Scarlett Johansson and Mariah Carey, died after suffering a blood clot, friends said. She was 39.
Mariah Carey confirms 'American Idol' exit

Mariah Carey confirms 'American Idol' exit

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's representatives announced via Twitter Thursday the pop star will not return for a second season as judge on "American Idol."
Jennifer Hudson signs on as 'American Idol' judge

Jennifer Hudson signs on as 'American Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- One-time "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson has signed on to serve as a judge on the U.S. singing competition series, E! News said Friday.
Candice Glover named winner of 'American Idol'

Candice Glover named winner of 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Candice Glover, a 23-year-old singer from South Carolina, was crowned the winner of Season 12 of "American Idol" in Los Angeles Thursday night.
Keith Urban wants to return as 'Idol' judge

Keith Urban wants to return as 'Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Country music star Keith Urban says he would like to return as a judge on "American Idol" for a second season.
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Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon arrive on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. UPI/David Silpa
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Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970 or 1969; sources vary) is an American R&B/pop singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She made her recording debut, in 1990, under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola, in 1993, a series of hit records including, "Dreamlover" and "Hero" from the diamond album, Music Box established her position as Columbia Records' highest-selling act.

Following her separation from Mottola, in 1997, she introduced elements of hip hop into her album work, to much initial success, but when she left Columbia in 2001, her popularity was in decline. She signed a record $80 million deal with Virgin Records, only to be dropped from the label and bought out of her contract in the following year. This radical turn of events was due to the highly publicized physical and emotional breakdown, as well as the poor reception that was given to Glitter, her film and soundtrack project. In 2002, Carey signed a $24 million deal with Island Records, and, after a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of pop music, in 2005, with her album, The Emancipation of Mimi. The album sold over 10 million copies worldwide and it's single "We Belong Together," became her most successful solo single of her music career and was awarded Song of the Decade by Billboard

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