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Mariah Packs Guns, Not Heat

10/27/2006 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Superdiva Mariah Carey has gotten the 86 in Hong Kong, after an event promoter there said her ticket sales were disappointing and her contractual demands were too outrageous. In a statement, promoter One Events said that Mariah's concert tomorrow night was being cancelled "due to both the poor response of ticket sales and also due to specific last-minute demands which we find wholly unreasonable."

One music industry source tells the New York Daily News that Mariah "was making demands like Streisand," demanding special spring water, furniture, lighting, and armed escorts. Benny Medina, Carey's manager, said that ticket sales were fine, and that One Events were the ones who pulled out because they'd failed to meet their financial commitments. "This promoter is resorting to lies and attacks on Mariah when it's just a result of the fact that he can't pay his bills," says Medina.

Fox to Rush: Don't Want Your Pity

Michael J. Fox struck back at Rush Limbaugh last night and defended his controversial appearance in recent political campaign ads, saying he was in fact on his medication for Parkinson's disease in the ads and that he "could give a damn about Rush Limbaugh's pity or anyone else's pity ... I'm not a victim."

In an interview with Katie Couric on Thursday night's "CBS Evening News," Fox said that, contrary to the speculations of Limbaugh and other right-wing critics who charged that he managed his appearance in political spots supporting stem-cell research to maximize the swaying and jerking effects of his Parkinson's disease, he was actually "too medicated" when he did the spots. "That's funny – the notion that you could calculate it for effect. Would that we could," said the former "Family Ties" star.

In the interview with Couric, Fox jerked so acutely that his microphone became disloged, and he told Couric that his condition while talking to her was the result of "a dearth of medication – not by design. I just take it, and it kicks in when it kicks in." The pill-popping radio host Limbaugh had blasted Fox for being "either off his medication of acting" during the taped ads, and that Fox was "really shameless" in his efforts to raise awareness for embryonic stem cell research.

Snoop -- The White Zone Is Not for Loading Guns

Rapper Snoop Dogg was arrested yesterday at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif. on suspicion of illegal drug and gun possession, according to police. As reported by the Associated Press, airport police officers stopped the rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, at a loading zone for a vehicle code violation. In a subsequent search of the vehicle, the police say they found a gun and marijuana. "There is no basis for this arrest," says the rapper's attorney, Donald Etra. "We believe that once this is cleared up, all charges will be dismissed." As TMZ reported earlier, Snoop already faces the possibility of charges against him after authorities discovered a 21-inch collapsible baton in his bags at John Wayne International Airport last month.

Ivanka: "I Paid for My Own Pad!"

Ivanka Trump wants everyone to know that she paid for her own apartment – the one in the building that has her dad's name on it. In an interview with ABC set to air soon (as previewed by Page Six), the Donald's adult daughter says that she paid the $1.5 million for her Trump Park Avenue place after haggling over the price with her father, and she doesn't like it when people suggest that she got it for free. What's more, Ivanka also tells ABC that any potential suitor better be prepared for her not to take their name after marriage – because she's keeping that Trump for professional reasons. Not a bad idea, Miss Trump.

Party Favors: Jay-Z Dishes on Dash ... Letterman Unloads on O'Reilly ... Ferrell Plays Another Hapless Sports Coach

Jay-Z talks to XXL magazine (via Rush & Molloy) about his split from former Roc-a-Fella co-founder Damon Dash for the first time publicly, and says that he was actually offered $20 million two years before their acrimonious split to ditch Dash, and wouldn't do it. "You're friends," says the rap mogul. "You ain't supposed to do that" ... David Letterman might be the host, but that doesn't mean he's got to be gracious – at least not when the guest is FOX News' Bill O'Reilly. Page Six says that on tonight's show, Letterman peppers O'Reilly with insults and pointed jibes ... Will Ferrell will next play the coach of a hapless semi-pro basketball team in the comedy, "Semi-Pro," after he gets done with "Blades of Glory" and "Step Brothers."

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They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

smoke a blunt stup dog,then shoot the place up!

2857 days ago

Mr. Disgruntled    

Ivanka is pretty freakin' hot!

2857 days ago

im just sayin    

Whats the difference Ivanka, you paid for it WITH your dads money!!!!!!

2857 days ago

Alex Rogers    

Yo, Did Ivanka pay for those nugs. I want to grease those things up and then skeet skeet skeet all over her

2857 days ago


Mariah honey put down the Krispy Kreme's and walk away your looking big and fat.
Long gone are the days of your skinny little black dress that you use to wear.

2857 days ago

Puh der Baer    

Yes, we know; a man is innocent until proven guilty.
Aint this crap a big fu*&*ng joke???
Pure ghetto bulls*#t. I don't give a damn about your political correctness, and I'm NOT a racist. He and "his ilk" (yeah, "his" it stereotyping, go ahead) do nothing but perpetuate all the negative myths. Then they go crying like Nancy Kerrigan that everyone's racist/jealous/against them.
Grow up, you little bitch.

2857 days ago

in the know    

That may be true Ivanka, but without having Donald Tump as your father to pay for your education etct etc who also owns the building, you would not have 1.5 million to buy your so called pad!!!!!!

2857 days ago


Michael Fox is very courageous and a very classy guy. He is trying to help not only people with Parkinsons but all neurological diseases which might be helped by using discarded stem cells. These cells are being thrown away after I.V. fertilization and could be used to find cures for a whole range of horrible diseases which all of us are eventually at risk for contracting. Rush Limbaugh and the whole conservative population are undermining medical breakthroughs by their narrow minded ideology. Even Nancy Reagan who was initially opposed to this became an advocate for stem cell research once her husband became affilicted with Alzheimer's. Some people cannot see beyond their noses until it touches home with them and a loved one becomes ill. I assure you if Mr. Limbaugh comes down with Parkinsons or someone close to him he will be whistleing a different tune as presently there is no cure for these diseases.

2857 days ago


Ha ha - Mariah's over. Fat cow.

2857 days ago


Mariah....your boobs are too big. Should've stayed natural. Wear some regular clothes, you look slutty all the time. you. Don't listen to that a-hole. Keep doing what you're doing.

Ivanka.....everyone else in the building probably had to pay much more for their pads. You got a bargain from Daddy.

2857 days ago


Who the F---, does Mariah think that she is anyways?? yeah she can well scream, but so what. the only talent she has going for her these days, is eating!! damn girl....jenny craig is calling your name...and put on some damn clothes. sick and tired of seeing your fat ass in clothes that only nicole ritchie could fit into..yuck!!

2857 days ago


SNOOP DOG - Got what he deserves! That's what you get for rapping those lyrics and degrading woman! I LOVE IT! Justification has prevailed!

2857 days ago

Michelle LL    

No. 6 Sandra,

Great post !!!

2857 days ago


As far as Rush and Michael J. Fox, I think Rush's comments were appalling and disgusting. Whether I agree or disagree with Mr. Fox's statements for someone to literally imitate him physically is pathetic. Is Rush back on the oxycontin? Mocking someone one Parkinson's is in the sewer.

Mariah, as everyone has posted, does need to wear some decent clothing. Whatever her size she seems to wear two sizes smaller and that isn't appealing. There are three way mirrors and I'm sure she can afford them. She is a talented singer and I don't know why her ticket sales are down.

Regarding Shoog-once a gangster always a gangster. Bob Hope Airport is pretty tame for thugs to be milling around. These rappers are all former gangsters, and it seems, have never changed their mind set. Most of them end up in a gang war or dead. Sad commentary.

Ivanka-she seems pretty smart and savvy and lucky to have Donald's help and money. Her mom is truly smart so I think she will do well. Whether she paid for her own place or not - she's still young.

2857 days ago

blah blah blah    

Shame on Rush Limbaugh for running his mouth, when he himself run into a personal media frenzy from what was said of being addicted to pain killers.
He has no right to cast a stone to someone (OR ANYONE FOR THAT MATTER) who has a terminal illness!!!!!

2857 days ago
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