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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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JLT    

Whatever size Mariah is doesnt matter ... she just needs to stop dressing like Britney Spears. Mariah's got talent and is beautiful. If she'd just drop the diva-ness and dress better, I think she'd get more respect.

2854 days ago
47.

TRW    

I agree JM. MC is talented and pretty but pretty is as pretty does. She has a FUNKY disposition and too damn old to where the mess she wears in public. Eveveyone does'nt want yo snatch. We love your voice and thank goodness we can hear and not see when listening to your music. Hope you don't try to pick up acting again, remember "Sparkle"?

2854 days ago
48.

ihatefollywood    

i totally agree with those of you talking about mariah's body. i don't think she's fat, fat..................she looks very healthy, but she seriously needs to stop dressing like she's 20!
we all gain pounds as we get older, due to a number of things, one being that your metabolism slows down, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE!! mariah is gorgeous and can sing and write well, but the clothes have got to go!!!!!

2854 days ago
49.

Art    

Fox, you are a joke. Stop your acting. Get your facts and stop hiding behind your illness to promote a democrat that already has voted against what you want. You only fool the trailer trash out here. I don't feel sorry for you, there are to many people like you who did not act in movies ( rather poorly at that, you are to short and nobody likes you that much except the trailer trash that like to run their garbage mouth with out the facts. If their was a cure in the future, I be all for it. There is no cure, so get over it and stop trying to sell a bag of lies. You sound like that liar al gore. However, nobody lies like the clintons. You really have to be dumb to believe any they say.

2853 days ago
50.

cheryl    

maria has turned into a cow and i say "moooo" to you ! you got what you deserved by making your outrageous demands....
you're a has-been anyway...so who cares.......

2853 days ago
51.

Wicked    

RIGHT ON Keen Eye...about the Clinton's being liars....only satisfaction, their scumbag ways will go out in history. Shame on them. Disgracing the Oval Office.

2853 days ago
52.

gettheboysawayfromher    

what happened to mariah carey, it looks like she gained a 100 lbs.

2853 days ago
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