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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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blah blah blah    

SANDRA.................

Thank you very much for clarifying that to MR> MJ
He obviously didn't do his homework before jumping the gun to tell someone else a thing or two, when it was him that needed to be clarified

I am very sorry to hear about your husband, and sorry that you had to be put through that kind of pain.

2915 days ago
32.

sylvia    

mariah needs to shut the f*ck up with her rich snoody ass and get over it do your damn show and make yer money...money is money..... thats right fox tell e'm lol i feel so sorry for him i had no idea it was that damn bad....snoop.. what the f*ck are you thinking the baton didn't work what the hell made you think the gun wood lol betcha he got to keep his weed lmao.......miss trump...where did the money come from???? hmmmm...jay-z..... get e'm boy lol

2915 days ago
33.

Karen    

To MJ...my father 2 months ago from Parkinsons, as well. Thanks Sandra for setting the record straight!

2915 days ago
34.

sylvia    

one more thing mariah you do look fat eeewwww put some clothes on!

2915 days ago
35.

jfp    

blimpo carey

2915 days ago
36.

sherri    

Peita
Rush DID say that MJF was FAKING his disease then apologized 2seconds later which was just to CHBFA(cover his big f*cking ass). He did call MJF a liar.

Stem Cells can help alot and cure Parkinsons which people do die from -the progress of the disease. My Uncle has it.

Get your head out of Mariah big ass and know the facts, LISTEN to what RL said.

s

2915 days ago
37.

rapt    

Pieta -- Rush did in fact attack MJF personally. Thank goodness we don't have to rely on you and your "transcript" for the truth. Our friends at TMZ have posted an audiotape of a portion of Rush's show where you can clearly hear Rush saying "he is exaggerating the effects" of Parkinson's, and "it's purely an act". If accusing someone of exaggerating the effects of his disease -- essentially lying -- isn't a personal attack then I don't know what is.

Honest ABe -- You're obviously having some comprehension difficulties. If you would pause a moment to (1) re-read my initial post and (2) broaden your perspective, you would realize that my post didn't focus solely on the political tv ads that are at issue right now. What I said was that MJF *supports* politicans of either party so long as they support stem cell research. He may or may not have done the recent ads solely for Democrats, but that was not my point. "Support" is a broader concept than simply appearing in tv ads. He has said that he supports Arlen Specter. Are you telling me that Arlen Specter isn't a Republican?? Unless you're going to accuse MJF of lying about this (and what would you base that accusation on?), then it's obvious that what I said is correct: MJF supports Democrats AND Republicans so long as they support stem cell research.

Also, your point about the MD senate race was so garbled that it was very difficult to follow. No matter, my point is this: MJF's GENERAL support for politicians who would advance stem cell research doesn't mean that in PARTICULAR cases he won't support someone who may have voted against stem cell research in the past. Who knows, perhaps MJF's preferred candidate's stance on the other issues were enough to sway him in favor of that candidate DESPITE the fact that the candidate didn't (as I think you were saying) support stem cell research. After all, most of us have more than one issue that moves us politically. Why shouldn't he?

2915 days ago
38.

Leatherpants    

Pieta,

If you ever post a message that long again, I will jump into the internet and bitch-slap you.

2915 days ago
39.

Jeff    

I like her music but as far as her personally i think she is overrated and she has this attitude that will catch up with her in time. I believe that what goes around comes around and at the end of the day we will see how it all turns out.

2915 days ago
40.

rapt    

Clarification: the second part of my last comment was directed to "Michael jerkoff Fox is a f*cking tool" as well as to "Honest ABe".

2915 days ago
41.

Eli    

Mariah I will give you credit where credit is due, YOU CAN SING AND DAMN GOOD!

BUT, you do need to loose weight and stop being such a stuck up bitch, your fans looks at personality to, so relax cause you werent always a rich bitch YA KNOW!

2915 days ago
42.

blah blah blah    

Comment #40 with the name "I slept with Rush:

I can't remember when the last time I laughed till I cried.
I don't aid you in that thought, but however, it put almost a permanent grin on my face!!
TOOOO FUNNY

2915 days ago
43.

sam    

"I slept w/ Rush, he's a stallion" - If we could make it possible I think we'd all help you with glee. Man these people that cut and paste the entire encyclopedia should realize no one reads them, there just not enough time.

2915 days ago
44.

C    

Mariah has always been fugly but now shes FAT and FUGLY!! HAHAHA!! Shes so over. (but she was over 10 years ago. hopefully now she will realize it. Fat is not fasionable.)

2915 days ago
45.

girly    

All you Mariah haters need to step off! You have all these girls running around looking like toothpicks and your gonna call someone fat for having curves! Mariah is the best singer out there and writes her own songs unlike all the other no talent girls out today! Keep doin your thing Mariah and remember haters goin hate!

2915 days ago
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