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26 Truly Stunning Hollywood Divorces

Really, if these couples can't make it... who can?

We're still shocked that these Hollywood marriage didn't work out. Toggle through this slideshow of most surprising divorces and react now: Can you believe they're over?!?

Can true love even exist in Hollywood at this point? Or anywhere for that matter?

1. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

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They announced their legal separation in August of 2017, with Pratt's busy movie schedule supposedly to blame. Sad face.

2. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

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We start with the most stunning EVER. Jolie filed for divorce in September of 2016 due to problems she had with Pitt as a father of their kids.

3. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

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We're as stunned as you are. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were together for a decade and are parents to three amazing kids.

4. Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner

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If Bruce and Kris Jenner cannot make it work, even after two decades of marriage, what hope is there for every other couple out there?

5. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have twins together and also had a great life together. But then it all fell apart.

6. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey

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They have twins! They renewed their vows every year! And yet it did not work out in the end for Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey.
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Mariah Carey Too Tired to Move Onstage Now

I’m not going to say that Mariah Carey is getting old (especially not on the internet, where she can hear me), but I will say that she’s gotten… less energetic. I saw her on New Year’s Eve, and she was a mess (though she refuses to take the blame). So I’m not all too surprised to hear about her latest onstage calamity.

Fans are reportedly mad about a show she did in Las Vegas. Specifically, it happened during a rendition of “Honey” that they found less than stirring.

#PressPlay Monday mood or naw 😂 #MariahCarey via: @halocarterr

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Carey’s shows are filled with dance choreography, but for this number, she just sort of stood there. The backup dancers tried to cover, moving around her, but Carey had to take a breather, or forgot where she was, or just didn’t really care.

Some blame it on Mase, who came in with some sleepy rapping in the remixed version of the song. Maybe Carey was just lulled to sleep by his unenthusiastic performance? There are those who will defend Carey until the end, but sometimes musicians don’t perform at peak levels until the end of time.

Or maybe she was distracted by a hottie backup dancer. It wouldn’t be the first time.

Mariah Carey Celebrates Birthday with Bryan Tanaka: See The Pics!

Mariah Carey has made it abundantly clear in the past that she's not one to follow traditions. 

The singing sensation celebrated her birthday in style with her boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka. As has been the case with the couple throughout their relationship, the whole thing was well-documented via social media.

Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka Kiss

Mariah, who turned 47-years-old, has made a habit of treating her birthday more like an anniversary. She does have a point, but something tells us this is her trying act like she's better than everyone. 

Bryan was the one who shared the pictures, and it sure looks like the pair indulged in a relaxing getaway to ring in the momentous occasion. 

Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka Relaxing

"Starting the anniversary festivities in a relaxing, chic environment #HappyAnniversary," Tanaka captioned to his 136,000 followers. 

In another picture, he looked out to the ocean, with Mariah (presumably) taking the picture of him. 

"Everyone can use a little zen time. Soaking in the moment and recaliberating my spirit #MuchLove #BlessingsOnBlessings," he captioned. 

Bryan Tanaka Posing

Does it seem like the couple is trying to make everyone jealous of their trip?

We kid, mostly.

 On a more serious note, viewers did get to see another side to Mariah during her stint on Mariah's World.

That reality series showed a more vulnerable version of the star who has been known for her diva behavior.

That reality series also showed fans the burgeoning relationship between Mariah and Tanaka as they grew closer.  

It's just a shame her being portrayed in such a good light was tarnished by her botched New Year's Eve performance that found the star refusing to continue with a performance. 

The reason? Technical issues. It was, however, blown out of proportion when Mariah's team made claims that she had been sabotaged. 

Maybe this break will do Mariah more good than Bryan. Either way, we hope she had a wonderful birthday anniversary. 

Are We Witnessing The Fall Of Mariah Carey?

Did you know Mariah Carey just put out a failed single? Usually when someone as big as she allegedly is puts out something it’s a big deal, whether it gets good press or torn apart.

I don’t think anyone even heard “I Don’t.” I still haven’t.

Following a miserable NYE performance so bad it doesn’t even classify as a performance, shit is definitely not looking up for Mariah. In fact, it looks like her record company is even considering dropping her all together.

According to Showbiz411:

I caught word that Epic Records is very unhappy with Mariah. That recent single, called “I Don’t,” was a total failure. It was also a total surprise to Epic. They were sent the track all completed, with no forewarning from Carey’s camp that it was coming, I am told. They hadn’t heard it. “We were just told to put it out,” says a source. So they did. And it flopped.

Mariah Carey’s ex is right. She does need professional help because her management is majorly fucking up. Her manager Stella Bulochnikov is clearly doing a really shitty job, and has apparently also cut Mariah off from everyone so no one can reach her.

That’s a really bad fucking sign, and it’s getting even worse.

Now my sources say Epic chief L.A. Reid is considering dropping Mariah from the label. In the time since she signed with him, Carey has had two singles– “I Don’t” and “Infinity.” They were not sellers, and didn’t get played on radio. There is no work being done toward an album, and no conversations are taking place between Epic and Carey’s team.

If Mariah wants to continue living like a queen, she better find someone that can manage her into some goddamn money. And stat.

Mariah Carey Pretends She Works Out In Stilettos And Fishnets

Mariah Carey, a diva so extra that she threw her own NYE performance away and forces her boyfriends to only listen to her music, despite not having a hit in at least 10 years, wants you to believe she works out in fishnets and stilettos.

She instagrammed the whole thing.

Climb every mountain 👊🏾😘 @gunnarfitness

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We all know you weren’t born with that ass, Mariah. It’s ok. I don’t believe you did all the sqauts necessary to get that hot only in stilettos.

Running amok. @gunnarfitness

A video posted by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on

I dig this exercise porn parody video Mariah tho, tbh. To be almost 50 and still be this perfectly ridiculous is a feat.

We must we must … ;) 😘 @gunnarfitness

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Ok, Mariah.

Mariah Carey’s Ex-Husband Tommy Mottola Says She Needs Professional Help

Mariah Carey’s ex-husband Tommy Mottola, who launched her whole damn career, says she needs to work with people who suck less.

Considering her disastrous NYE non-performance and her upcoming reality show which will probably be a beautiful disaster, I second that.

Everything that comes out about Mariah Carey revolves around her being so diva that diva doesn’t even cover it. Making everyone around you and your future ex-fiance only listen to your music? Claiming you don’t know anyone, ever? Come on Mariah. This reality show is gonna make her the laughing stock of planet earth, probably.

I’m so ready.

In a letter he gave to Page Six, Mottola said lot of shit that makes sense.

“My only advice is that she should hire more seasoned and respected professionals to surround her and help her with her career! I would never have encouraged her or guided her to do something like a reality television show!!!!! I don’t get it!!”

I want to know what the next “is it chicken or fish?” gonna be. I get it. Mariah’s manager however, flung back the sickest burn in American history, probably.

“Really? Tommy is a relic. Did he give you that statement from a rotary phone?”

OUCH.

Mariah Carey’s Performance Was Sabotaged…By Her Not Giving a Fuck

Mariah Carey’s New Years Eve performance was sabotaged!

Was it the Russians? No, this time it was just the crew at New Years Rocking Eve.

If you somehow missed it, Mariah Carey did a 3 song set live in Times Square for the ABC program. After doing a fine job of Auld Lange Syne, things went bad during Emotion and We Belong Together. Mariah apparently couldn’t hear herself due to technical issues, so she walked around onstage occasionally saying she needed her monitor fixed, then half heartedly lip synched while her dancers tried their hardest to still put on a show. Basically, she was the living embodiment of not giving a fuck.

Now, Mariah’s rep is saying that she was “set up to fail.” The rep claims Mariah rehearsed for 3 hours the day before and showed up for a run through at 3pm that day with no sound problems. Then, before the actual show, Mariah complained her ear piece wasn’t working and her concerns were just brushed off and she was thrust into her live performance. The rep claims they may have done this on purpose for ratings.

As for the lip syncing, it is actually common for singers to sing a long with a track, especially when a performance is outdoors, in the cold, live, with a million screaming people around.

But a production source responded by saying that’s all a crock of shit. They claim Mariah “Had ample time to rehearse and chose not to…The music was provided by her team, there were no fewer than eight audio monitor wedges in front of her and the dancers had no problem syncing up to the music.” Plus, they say that Mariah had a body double rehearse for her at the run through and encountered no sound problems.

The truth is probably somewhere in between. I wholeheartedly believe that she could not hear herself and that there were audio problems during the show. I also firmly believe that Mariah Carey did not rehearse for 3 hours to sing 3 songs she sung for a million years. There’s no way that’s true. Also, it seems unlikely that the crew would undermine her on purpose. Sound problems happen all the time. Watch The Tony Awards. All you see are theater professionals sing with non-working microphones.

Either way, it’s kind of awesome to see someone just give a middle finger to a live show. It’s not the most professional move, but it did make for a much more entertaining New Years Rocking Eve.

Mariah Carey’s NYE Performance Was Sabotaged

Still reeling from the disaster of a NYE performance, Mariah Carey’s team is now in damage control and telling everyone that Mariah was sabotaged for ratings. According to her people, they told production three times that Carey’s mic pack was broken and instead of cutting to commercial or to the West Coast feed, they hung her out to dry.

“I will never know the truth, but I do know that we told them three times that her mic pack was not working and it was a disastrous production,” Carey’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, told Us Weekly on Sunday, January 1. “I’m certainly not calling the FBI to investigate. It is what it is: New Year’s Eve in Times Square. Mariah did them a favor. She was the biggest star there and they did not have their s–t together.”

“They acknowledged that they knew her inner ears were not working,” she said. “They did not cut to a commercial. They did not cut to the West Coast feed, they left her out there to get ratings.”

Emails to Dick Clark Productions on Sunday asking why they’ve been “suspiciously silent and let Mariah take all of the hits today when they are responsible for the mess” went unanswered. Her team called it “sabotage.” That’s how bad it was. Even Donald Trump took her off his list of people he wants to perform at his inauguration.

DCP responded to the allegations denying anything of the sort took place.

“As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists. To suggest that dcp, as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd. In very rare instances there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television, however, an initial investigation has indicated that dcp had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms. Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance. We want to be clear that we have the utmost respect for Ms. Carey as an artist and acknowledge her tremendous accomplishments in the industry.”

While Dick Clark Productions could be to blame, one has to think another part of the blame also falls on Mariah who couldn’t perform a song she’s been doing since 1991. Anyway, ending 2016 with this disaster was fitting.

Mariah Carey Had a Fantastic New Year’s Eve

Did any of you catch Mariah Carey’s performance last night in NYC at the annual Rockin’ Eve? Because Mariah sure didn’t.

During her performance of Emotions, everything went to hell when the vocal track went missing and Mariah was unable to lip sync. Why did she even need to lip sync? Her voice has gone to shit. Just watch this embarrassment. There’s a 100% chance she murdered someone afterward.

Rumor has it that she’s still trying to find her backing track to this day.

Mariah Carey: Worst New Year’s Eve Performance Ever?

If all publicity is good publicity, then ratings for the next episode of Mariah's World will be off the proverbial charts.

That's because the legendary singer is getting absolutely roasted on Twitter today, following a humiliating performance in Times Square on New Year's Eve.

The issues kicked off nearly as soon as the Carey took to the stage singing "Auld Lang Syne," when it became immediately apparent that her backing track didn't match up with what she was singing.

OOPS!

Donning bodysuit and surrounded by dancers who were holding feathers, Mariah subsequently launched into "Emotion" - but appeared to be unable to hear the actual track.

After belting a couple of words, the artist told her dancers to walk her down the steps to the front of the stage.

"Well, Happy New Year," she said to the audience, as she seemed to reach for her earpiece.

"We can't hear but I'll just get through 'Emotion.'"

A moment later, though, she basically gave up, informing those in attendance:

"All right, we didn't have a check for this song, so we'll just say it went to number one."

Honestly, things just got worse from there.

At one point, she simply shrugged and said:

"We're missing some of the vocals, but it is what it is … I'm gonna let the audience sing. We didn't have a sound check for this New Year's baby, it is what it is."

Overall, it was a pretty fitting way to wrap up 2016.

In response to the clear hiccups, Carey later Tweeted: "Sh-t happens.'

Which is true. But this was epic.

WATCH NOW:

Mariah carey worst new years eve performance ever

Mariah Carey Doesn’t Know Ariana Grande or Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is always trying to start shit, but no one cares enough about the tone deaf Disney asylum escapee to take her up on it. From calling out Nicki Minaj to calling out Mariah Carey randomly on Twitter one day, being a middle school bitch is just not working out for Demi.

On Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Sunday, Carey played a game of Plead The Fifth where Cohen brought up Lovato’s jab. He asked the diva:

“Demi Lovato, I didn’t know this, she kind of shaded you on social media. She made assumptions about Ariana Grande, and she said, ‘Mariah’s a legend and she’s so talented but she disses people. It’s nasty the way she treats Jennifer [Lopez].’ What would you say to Demi?”

Of course, Mariah continues her trend of not knowing anyone. She has said she doesn’t know JLo, despite having met her many times.

”I don’t know her either and so I wouldn’t say anything to her. She should come up, introduce herself to me, say, ‘Here’s my opinion, what do you think about it?’ That’s how you handle shit, OK?”

Carey also claimed not to know Ariana Grande.

Nice.

Bryan Tanaka: I Love Mariah Carey So Much!

For several months, Mariah Carey thought James Packer would always be her baby.

The singer seemingly possessed an endless love for the billionaire businessman.

But then she and her fiance called off their relationship, acknowledging that their one sweet wedding day would never take place, and Carey went off in search of a new hero.

It didn't take her long to find one.

Mariah Carey in a Robe

Indeed... if all Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is an attractive man to call her own, then she's clearly found one in choreographer Bryan Tanaka. 

Song lyric puns aside, there is no longer anything to debate. There are no rumors surrounding Carey and Tanaka, no innuendo of any kind.

They are simply together, mere weeks after Carey split from Packer.

Late last month, witnesses confirmed that Carey and Tanaka were all over each other in Hawaii.

There was kissing. There was groping. There were public displays of affection across the board.

“They swam in the ocean and he picked her up to kiss her," an onlooker told Us Weekly, adding in detail:

"She was jumping into his arms, and he bent her back over his knee like they were dancing. Then they walked on the beach holding hands, and he gave her a piggyback ride.

"They had a lot of fun together, and were very playful."

Bryan Tanaka and Mariah Carey

Fast forward about a week and E! News chatted with Tanaka at a premiere party in honor of Mariah's World, the new reality show that debuted last night on E!.

And the dancer wasn't exactly shy when it came to his feelings for Mariah.

"I've always had a thing for Mariah. I love her so much," Tanaka said at the New York City-based party.

He then toed the company and network line perfectly, teasing new episodes to come:

"Just make sure you tune in to the show and you'll see kind of how everything happens."

You can use the video below to watch Mariah's World online right now in order to catch up on the pilot.

It was every bit as absurd and scripted as you'd imagine it to be...

"We've been friends for a long time," Tanaka added at the bash. "I do a little dance move here and there and we have a good time. It will be fun."

A cynical person might say this relationship is simply contrived for the sake of ratings and storylines.

But Tanaka swears that it's real and special.

"Something connected with us back in the day and there was just a mutual admiration," Tanaka says.

"She saw something in me that I actually didn't recognize at first, from that it was over. It was set in history that we were gonna be connected some way, some how."

Remember: Carey was engaged as recently as two months ago!

So these two may want to slow down, out of respect for James Packer at the very least.

Not that we can blame Carey is this romance really is the real thing.

Did you see that photo of Bryan Tanaka above? Did you see those abs?!?

Go get it, girl.

Mariah Carey: Bryan Tanaka and I Are …

Mariah Carey ... well, the poor woman has had a hell of a time lately.

She broke up with her fiance, James Packer, in October, and the split reportedly "traumatized" her.

We've never really gotten a clear reason for the breakup, but some sources claim that a source of tension between the two was Mariah's relationship with James' family.

Or, to be more accurate, the lack of a relationship.

The "final straw" for James was allegedly when Mariah refused to come to his sister's birthday party, but "his mom hates to even hear her name mentioned, and James' tight circle of friends never really thought they would marry."

 

But another report states that "something really bad" happened with Mariah's assistant when they were all vacationing on a yacht in Greece, so who knows what happened?

Whatever it was, it's undeniable that Mariah has been pretty closely linked with her backup dancer, Bryan Tanaka, in the days and weeks following the breakup.

Like, so closely linked that there are already pregnancy rumors.

So did Mariah cheat on James with Bryan, is that why they broke up? Or has Mariah found comfort in the dancer after all that heartbreak?

Girl, just watch this video:

Mariah carey bryan tanaka and i are

Naya Rivera & Ryan Dorsey Are Just The Latest Celebrity Couple To Call It Quits In 2016!

2016 has been a sh*tty year for more than one reason, and celebrity breakups are definitely one of them!

As you may have learned by now, Naya Rivera filed for divorce from her husband of two years, Ryan Dorsey, while requesting primary physical custody of their baby boy Josey. Eep.

Related: Love Takes Another Hit Following Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber's Split

From Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Mariah Carey and James Packer -- this year has just not been good for love!

See if your favorite duo called it quits in the gallery (below)!!

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Mariah Carey-James Packer: Insane Prenup Details, REVEALED!

Mariah Carey may or may not be pregnant with Bryan Tanaka's baby.

There's been talk going around the Internet that the singer and her backup dancer are already an item, just several days after she split from fiance James Packer.

That's up for debate.

What has been confirmed, however, is that Carey and Packer were in the middle of negotiation a prenuptial agreement when they broke up.

Mariah Carey on a Microphone

And the details of the document are a bit unusual.

According to TMZ, a draft of the prenup was sent to Mariah's camp not long before this relationship came to an end, with reps for Carey rejecting it as "tacky and insulting."

Let's take a look at various clauses and you can see if you agree, alright?

This passage was considered one of the more controversial conditions of the proposed agreement:

Except for gifts between them for their engagement, wedding or on birthdays and anniversaries, no item of jewelry and/or personal adornment costing over $250,000 will be deemed a gift unless accompanied by, or promptly followed by, a writing specifically stating 'This is my gift to you.'

Look, all marriages should spell out who gets to keep which so-called gifts valued at over $250,000, shouldn't they? It's only fair.

Elsewhere, Packer agreed to purchase certain items clothing for the artist...

... but there's a blank space for the couple to agree upon a maximum amount he had to shell out.

The document also read that this clothing would not to be used for business or performing and "Mariah shall provide all clothing for her children."

James Packer and Mariah

Who are we to judge another couple, we know.

If Carey and Packer were happy and in love, they could include anything they want to in their prenup.

But it's pretty clear they were NOT happy and in love, especially not when we see the kinds of business-like conditions they were putting on their romance.

The singer and the Australian billionaire ended their engagement in late October.

The reasons why remain unclear, but insiders close to Carey have deemed Packer to be violent and mentally unstable.

There's been talk that something happened between Packer and Carey's assistance during a vacation in Greece a few weeks back and that the stars haven't even talked since.

It's a pretty huge mess.

This was another clause in the prenup:

James shall cause a credit card(s) to be issued for use by Mariah and staff ... the amount of expenses ... shall not exceed US $____ per calendar month.

The amount was blank.

And also:

James shall provide the use of one private aircraft, of his selection, for Mariah's personal use, or that of her children and nannies only when James, in his sole discretion, determines it is appropriate to do so.

What was the main reason why negotiations fell apart?

This provision, TMZ alleges:

James will pay Mariah, and Mariah shall accept, $6 million dollars per year for each full year of marriage, up to a maximum of $30 million ... adjusted pro-rata on a weekly basis [$151,385 per week].

Carey supposedly turned down this dollar amount and is now demanding a $50 million payout from Packer, one that she says he agreed to make if the marriage fell apart.

Mariah Carey Says Her Kids Should Have Their Own Reality Show: ‘They’re Hilarious’

Mariah Carey‘s twins are two tiny stars in the making.

When the diva’s new reality show, Mariah’s World, debuts in December, the singer’s 5-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, will also get some screen time.

“They can have their own show because that’s how funny they are,” the proud mom, 46, told reporters at a TCA panel promoting the E! show.

Though dad Nick Cannon has been “very supportive” of their children being featured on the show, the former couple is still figuring out “mutually” how big a role they will play.

“The truth is, they jump on the stage when they can,” says Carey. “The answer is we’re still in the process of putting everything together.”

Mariah Carey reality show
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And though they’re still toddlers, Carey says her kids have already seen more of the world than most adults.

“I try to have them do as many activities that they can that aren’t just like, the iPad,” she says. “I spend time with them. We travel together. I take them to different places. They love traveling.”

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Source: Mariah Carey/Instagram

Despite her hectic schedule, however, the singer also tries to keep their schedule as “consistent” as possible — and they already take after Mom.

Says the star: “Yesterday, my son was being the deejay. Miss Monroe has a really, really good ear for music and a really beautiful tone, but I can’t force her to sing, so if she wants to sing, she’ll sing. I encourage her because it’s a great outlet.”

For more from Mariah Carey, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

— Melody Chiu


Mariah Carey: When Will She Marry Marry James Packer?

Mariah Carey is getting married to James Packer... maybe. If she can find the time.

The 46-year-old singing sensation had a chat with Sharon Osbourne for Entertainment Tonight this week, addressing plans about her future. 

Will it include a wedding?

Mariah Carey and James Packer at 27th Annual Glaad Awards

Maybe, but Carey said she has "a lot on my plate" these days.

Her professional plate, she means. Not her personal plate... or else we'd be close to hearing wedding bells.

Surely, if she was serious about the whole thing she would pick a date and work her schedule around it. 

Even if that meant pushing it a bit further down the line. 

It kind of raises questions about whether everything is going well between the singer and her VERY rich fiance. 

If you plan on getting married, you get married. You don't get all sketchy about it. 

Could there be trouble in paradise?

Might it be down to Nick Cannon refusing to sign divorce papers?

Yes, word came out earlier this week that Cannon was flat out refusing to sign the divorce papers. 

This could very well be preventing any potential union between Carey and James Packer. 

It is pretty odd that he's so against signing the papers because it's preventing both parties from moving on from the failed relationship. These two seemed to get along very well for exes.

There's also the possibility that this is all a ruse to get people to tune into her eight-part E! reality series, Mariah's World.

Shows on E! rely heavily on constructed drama. It's the home of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, after all.

It hasn't made us any more excited for the show and viewers will probably be furious if the show has Cannon refusing to sign the divorce papers all season long. 

Carey thinks she's GLAAD's most famous celebrity, so expect similar comments about her being the most famous person in reality TV. 

What do you think of all the drama? Hit the comments!

15 Hot Young Celebs Who Are Secretly 40

It's tough to make a living in Hollywood, and it only gets tougher with age.

That goes doubly for women in the film industry, who are often forced to conceal their age in order to avoid being automatically ruled out for certain roles.

In 2012, Jessica Chastain was caught lying about her age. Last year, Rebel Wilson admitted to doing the same.

Both women are now at points in their career where they can confess to misleading a few casting directors and still find work.

However, they might have never gotten the chance to establish themselves if they hadn't fibbed a bit on their resumes.

So when we present the following list of celebs who have been accused of lying about their age, we do it not to shame them, but, well ... simply because it's fun to guess how old they really are.

Jump into the gallery below for a list of stars who may have turned 29 a half dozen times. Just don't judge them to harshly. 

After all, sometimes you have to play with the truth in order to get to the top - and just about every politician on Earth is guilty of far worse fabrications than these.

 

1. Blake Lively - 28

Lively in red
Blake Lively says she's 28 years old. Rumors that she's lying about her age have haunted her since her Gossip Girl days.

2. Margot Robbie - 25

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Margot Robbie claims to be 25, but many fans have pointed out that she looks a bit older. Hey, that Australian sun will do a number on your skin.

3. Lindsay Lohan - 29

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LiLo certainly looks older than her 29 years. The sad part is, in this case, we don't think she's lying about her age as much as we think her lifestyle has added at least 11 years to it in terms of mileage.

4. Adele - 27

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Maybe it's her old school style, but some folks think Adele's latest album should be titled 35-ish.

5. Coco - 36

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Coco says she's 36, and frankly, we believe her. Hell, there are far more unbelievable things about her body than her age.

6. Bella Thorne - 18

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Obviously, Bella is gorgeous, but does she look 18? We suspect her parents might've misled some casting directors to give Bella a leg up when she was a child star.
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Nick Cannon: Posts HILARIOUS Response to Mariah’s Engagement

Yesterday we learned that Mariah Carey became engaged to billionaire boyfriend James Packer, and Nick Cannon, for one, is being a great sport about it.

Nick Cannon reacts to Mariah's engagement meme

Carey's ex and America's Got Talent host reposted a hilarious meme in which he is lying unconscious in a hospital bed as Kevin Hart hovers over him saying, "It's just a ring, Nick."

The meme is funny for sure, but the rock that now resides on Carey's finger is in fact a whopping 35 CARATS, making it one of the biggest diamond rings on the planet.

By comparison, Kim Kardashian's ring is 15 carats and Beyonce's is 18, so Mariah's new bling has them beat by about double. 

Hell, a glimpse of that piece easily might've knocked me out, too.

But Cannon appears to hold no ill will toward the couple, and even offered his enthusiastic congratulations in the caption:

"Ha! This made me laugh out loud for real!!! HILARIOUS! #AllLove Congrats to @MariahCarey and James! May God Bless Your Future Union... #GreatPeople #GreatCouple"

Evidently, Cannon is staying true to his word that he'll never diss his ex-wife

"I will never say anything negative about @MariahCarey. We are forever a family rooted in love," he said after the two split in 2014.

Carey and Cannon share custody of their four-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe and the four have spent holidays together since the divorce.

Looks like Nick is keeping it classy. Chelsea Handler, on the other hand...

Mariah Carey Shares Sweet Instagram Snap of Herself Cuddling with Her Kids

It’s adventure time for Mariah Carey and her 4-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan.

On Sunday, Carey posted an Instagram snap of herself cuddling with her twins in a bed on what appears to be a plane. She captioned the photo with just a few hashtags: #dembabies #cuddle #moments #adventures.

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The singer is no stranger to showing off her kids with ex Nick Cannon on Instagram.

Last week, she posted an Instagram photo of herself along with her pajama-clad twins meeting Santa Claus.

Although Carey is dating billionaire James Packer, she and Cannon often reunite for their children. The former couple gathered with the twins, and Cannon’s mother, for a night of family decorating for the holiday season. The proud dad, 35, took to his own Instagram to share photos of the festivities.

“With twins you gotta do everything twice, thus the 2 Angels on the tree!” Cannon captioned a pic of himself cuddling with his kids.

The evening consisted of decorating, homemade candy apples, using Cannon as a jungle gym and an outing with Cannon’s mother.

— Char Adams


Winter Wonderland! Mariah Carey Gets Festive with Twins and Billionaire Boyfriend in Aspen

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Mariah Carey!

The singer has descended upon Aspen, Colorado, with her children — 4½-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan — and billionaire boyfriend James Packer.

True to form, festive moments from Carey’s annual trip are popping up on her Instagram account. On Sunday, the diva shared an adorable snap of a sweet activity at home with her little ones. The trio is pictured lighting up with big smiles while decorating cookies at their dining room table. “#CountdownToChristmas #GingerbreadCreations #FamilyFunTime #MerryChristmas,” she wrote in the caption.

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Carey also posted a cute memory from their “#snowballfight” amid Aspen’s pillowy blankets of snow earlier in the day.

I got u mommy!

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Her outing wouldn’t be complete without a glamour shot, though — at one point, Carey showed off her form-fitting green ski suit and Dior boots as she struck a pose on the ground. “Snow moments,” she simply captioned her solo Instagram.

Snow moments. ❄️❄️❄️

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Carey rocked another chic ensemble — this time, a white turtleneck sweater and black jacket — when she strolled around town with Packer, 48, on Saturday.

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Carey and Packer have come full circle with this latest vacation. “We first met in Aspen,” Carey said of their relationship during an appearance on The Steve Harvey Show in November. “A couple years ago we were at the Hercules premiere. We were talking and laughing and people were getting mad at us and stuff like that. So we hit it off.”

Prior to the picture-perfect trip, Carey reunited with ex-husband Nick Cannon for an early Christmas celebration with their twins.

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“It’s all about unconditional love,” Cannon, 35, recently told Ellen DeGeneres of their family dynamic. “And knowing because they were so young, this is what they know: They know mommy and daddy still love each other, but more importantly they love us.”

— Nick Maslow


Mariah Carey’s Storybook ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Now Available

Around the holiday season, Mariah Carey’s hit song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is damn-near ubiquitous. You can’t avoid hearing it at least once a day, anywhere you go, and if you listen to those all-day Christmas-music stations, once an hour is more accurate.

So maybe that’s enough—for some. For others, the song is not nearly enough to capture the true spirit and essence of wanting something for Christmas. That’s why there’s now an illustrated storybook accompaniment to the classic Christmas song.

That’s right—All I Want For Christmas Is You is now a storybook.

Earlier this week, we brought news of another Christmas classic being adapted into an illustrated storybook: the mega-hit Home Alone. But this is another beast entirely.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You is a heartwarming children’s story book written by Carey herself, and illustrated by Colleen Madden. The story is about a little girl who looks strikingly like a young Mariah Carey, and all she wants for Christmas is her own puppy.

“I don’t want a lot for Christmas,” the text reads. “There is just one thing I need.” Now I know I’ve heard that line before…

Mariah Carey, for her part, is “so proud of the song’s impact as it continues to make memories for fans each year. I am thriled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families with this picture book.”

Actually, the art is beautiful, and the story itself is pretty cute, changing the romantic undertones of the song into a children’s story about a little girl and her dog. And it’s also a way of cementing the song even further into our culture, making it certain that there will never be a Christmas without Mariah Carey belting into a microphone.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You is now available from Doubleday Books.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Reunite to Celebrate Halloween with Their Kids

For the Carey-Cannon clan, Halloween is a family affair.

Amicable exes Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon spent Saturday night together with their children at a family-friendly Halloween party hosted by Carey.

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The pop star dressed as a witch in a long, low-cut, body-hugging black dress while her ex-husband wore a dark green sweatshirt to complement his Hulk mask. Twins Monroe and Moroccan, 4, dressed as Batgirl and Batman, respectively.

Cannon shared several pictures from the night’s festivities, which included a round of trick-or-treating for his little ones.

“#RocandRoe going hard this Halloween!” he wrote on a sweet photo of the pair reaping their sweet rewards.

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Carey hosted the private party at a $15 million Beverly Hills estate she rented from Airbnb. Cannon reportedly spent most of the night twirling Monroe around the dance floor.

Although Carey and Cannon filed for divorce at the end of 2014, they have remained friendly for the sake of their children. Besides this Halloween gathering, the family of four also came together to celebrate Easter earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Carey’s new boyfriend, James Packer, attended the Halloween event alongside the singer.

— Andrea Park


Mariah Carey Turns Hit Song Into Children’s Book

Songstress, Mariah Carey is taking one of her most memorable tunes and transforming it into a children’s tale. This fall, the self-professed diva will release her very first book. All I Want for Christmas Is You is inspired by Carey’s Christmas hit of the same name. And by inspired, we mean the exact lyrics will serve as the story’s narration. The complete lyrics of the song will tell the story of a little girl who wishes to get a puppy for Christmas.

The holiday hit holds a special place in Carey’s heart. Back in 1994, she wrote the song with hopes of it becoming a classic. Now that the song has done just that, Carey says she is glad that the tune can live on for generations to come.

“When I wrote ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ it was my dream for it to become a classic Christmas song,” Carey explained in a public statement. “I am so proud of the song’s impact as it continues to create memories for fans each year. I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generation of families with this children’s book.”

personalised children's book

Speaking of pictures, the book will be completely illustrated by Colleen Madden. Madden is no stranger to children’s books and her work appears in many popular books, such as ‘Henry Hodges Needs A Friend’ and ‘Flip-Flop and the Absolutely Awful New Baby.’

Her announcement has been reported by many popular entertainment websites, such as Entertainment Weekly and People. Many are already criticizing Carey’s endeavors, saying publishing song lyrics and calling it a book is a bit like cheating. The trend among popular children’s authors has been motivational and positive messages. The popularity of personalised children’s books are rising, so it will be interesting to see how this cookie-cutter book will do.

In true Mariah Carey fashion, the diva isn’t stopping at children’s books. In fact, she shared that her schedule is filling up with future projects. Recently, she announced that she will direct a holiday-themed movie. Of course, she isn’t just going to direct. Mimi is going to star in the film as well. Really, did you expect anything less from the self-professed diva?

Surprisingly, Carey isn’t the only celebrity to take a stab at creating their very own children’s book. Other popular singers, such as Madonna and Queen Latifah have penned their very own stories. Queen Latifah wrote a story entitled, ‘Queen of the Scene’. The book was meant to empower young girls with a story of a little girl that is the best on the playground, from jump rope to soccer.

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Latifah also teamed up with Coretta Scott King to write this story and was given rave reviews. On the other hand, Madonna wrote a total of five books and they all had a dismal release. Her latest story, ‘The English Roses’ was called extremely narcissistic. If this is the case, we wonder what reviewers will have to say about Carey’s book. Just look at the book’s front cover, the little girl is a splitting image of her.

There are some celebrities that were able to achieve success with their very own children’s book, so maybe Carey has a chance. Some of these successful celebs-turned-authors are pretty surprising too, such as comedian Russell Brand; actor, John Travolta and Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell. Some experts in the literary world have criticized the amount of celebrities that have decided to give children book writing a shot. Writer, Tom Lamont explains in The Guardian that the celebrity is simply looking for another notch in their belt. While they don’t have the time or talent to write an adult book, they opt for the easy way, children’s books.

“I imagine the thinking goes, ‘I’m a bloody brilliant singer / comedian / model / footballer / royal.Why haven’t I written a really good book?’”

Like Carey, most of these celebrity authors were inspired to write a children’s book because of their very own children. Carey shares custody of twins, Monroe and Moraccan with her ex-husband, Nick Cannon.

‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is scheduled to be released on November 10.

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11 Stars Who Went from Rags to Crazy Riches

You've heard of a rags-to-riches story, right?

How about multiple stories of those who were born with very little, but who then used their drive, their talents and, yes, their good looks to make like Scrooge McDuck.

These celebrities may not be swimming through a room of actual gold. But they are no longer struggling to make ends meet, either.

1. Justin Bieber

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2. Leighton Meester

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3. Selena Gomez

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4. Scarlett Johansson

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Mariah Carey Treats Her Twins to a Picture-Perfect Holiday at the Zoo

Mariah Carey spent quality one-on-one time with her kids on Labor Day.

The pop diva took to Instagram with adorable pictures of her fun day with 4-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan Cannon at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

In one of the snaps, Carey is pictured smiling while holding Moroccan in front of a turtle exhibit.

Mariah Carey and son Moroccan Courtesy Mariah Carey

For her big Instagram moment, Monroe got hands-on as she posed at the zoo’s popular fox ears display. “Me and Miss Monroe. Happy Labor Day! #mariahcarey @bronxzoo,” the proud mom wrote in the caption.

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In another picture, Carey pays tribute to her superfans, aka her lambs, by feeding sheep. “C’mon it’s LAMBTASTIC #lambs #lambily #mariahcarey @bronxzoo,” she captioned the cute moment.

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This isn’t the first time Carey has treated her kids to a day at the Bronx Zoo. Over Easter, she reunited with ex Nick Cannon, 34, to take their kids on a festive egg hunt.

The singer, who is set to release a Christmas-themed children’s book this fall, has made the most of the summer with her little ones. In June, Carey and Australian billionaire James Packer vacationed with their kids on a yacht in Italy. Monroe and Moroccan also joined the new couple when they visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

— Nick Maslow


Mariah Carey Share Adorable Vacation Photos With Her Twins, Monroe and Moroccan

Is there really anything to complain about when R&B diva Mariah Carey is your mom? Certainly not fun-filled vacations.

Carey, 45, shared adorable photos of herself and her twins while on a yacht during their recent vacation. “#vaca moments,” the songstress captioned the photo collage featuring her 4-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan.

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Despite being on vacation, Carey is also hard at work on her new children’s book [ITALIC “All I Want For Christmas Is You”]. On Wednesday, PEOPLE exclusively revealed that the Grammy winner will author a children’s book based on her hit Christmas jingle.

“When I wrote [ITALIC “All I Want For Christmas Is You”] it was my dream for it to become a classic Christmas song,” the mother-of-two told PEOPLE in a statement. “I am so proud of the song’s impact as it continues to create memories for fans each year.

“I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families with the picture book,” she adds about the children’s story due out in November.


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Mariah Carey’s Twins Adorably Steal the Spotlight as Their Mom Receives a Walk of Fame Star

One thing is certain: Mariah Carey‘s kids were not impressed with their mom getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Four-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe Cannon were amusingly vying for their mother’s attention — and a little mic time –as their mom was honored Wednesday.

“Mommy, mommy,” Moroccan repeated as he tugged on Carey’s custom-designed Yousef Aljasmi dress while she tried to give an acceptance speech.

Finally bowing to her son’s wishes, the “We Belong Together” singer picked up her son, who sweetly declared, “I love you Mommy” into the microphone before a little impromptu singing and chatting.

Seemingly envious of her brother’s moment in the spotlight, Monroe then told her mom she wanted a little mic time too. Carey conceded, and Monroe adorably said, “I love you Mommy” as well.

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“I better get through with this before the kids want to come up and talk again!” Carey joked once she finally got a word in. “Thank you so much, really, everybody for being here … I just want to thank all the fans for coming. This is a huge honor. A childhood dream come true … Before these kids take me off the stage, I guess I should move along. Thank you so much.”

The duo got a little rambunctious at other times as well, running around before settling into adults’ laps. Moroccan appeared to be the more outgoing one of the pair, at times even asking his mom for gum.

“I didn’t know what they were going to do or say. Trust me, it was not planned!” Carey told PEOPLE after the ceremony. “For them to be here was everything. I’m so humbled and grateful.”

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Mariah Carey twins Walk of Fame event
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Mariah Carey twins Walk of Fame event
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On Tuesday night, Carey hosted a pre-ceremony private dinner at her $30 million Airbnb estate to celebrate. Guests — including Brett Ratner, Jeff Beacher and French Montana — enjoyed lobster rolls and mini sliders by STK Out and Infuse Vodka cocktails. Later, Carey enjoyed some grown-up time at the reception at Beacher’s Madhouse at The Roosevelt Hotel. She joined LA Reid at a table and at one point walked over to the deejay and requested he play an unreleased remix of “Infinity” with Montana and Justin Bieber.

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— Kathy Ehrich Dowd with reporting by Melody Chiu and Christina Dugan