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Mariah Carey

Hangs with 'X Factor' Rival

Before Scoring 'Idol' Gig

7/23/2012 3:55 PM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

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Just a day or so before being named the newest "American Idol" judge, Mariah Carey was hanging out with some of her biggest competition ... "X Factor" judge L.A. Reid.

Mimi and L.A. were spotted cruising around the Hamptons together this weekend and sources tell us he was key in convincing her to take the "Idol" gig.

Although they are now on rival TV shows, the music heavyweights go way back as Reid used to be the CEO of Mariah's record label.

At this rate, it won't be long before Mariah and Xtina are palling around town together. Or not.

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1.

Cujeaux    

Still dressing inappropriately for her age. Can her boobs be pushed up any higher? Gross.

637 days ago
2.

DaveT    

Mariah's sweet, her diva rep is mostly gossip and slander, she's a softy, that's why Nick married her, she's a young spirit with a smokin' grown woman's body ;)

637 days ago
3.

Courtney    

LOL at her face in the first pic.

637 days ago
4.

sidithers    

allah is satan

637 days ago
5.

Mandy    

OI. I hate to be mean but she's looking wide lol. She's still rocking the same old skank look though. Some things never change.

637 days ago
6.

Pudding Tang    

What a joke, these two

637 days ago
7.

Julie    

Love Mariah's music, but those huge, big, bug glasses have GOT to go. And ITA with you, CUJEAUX!

637 days ago
8.

Michael    

Why is X Factor a "rival?" It is the same network.

637 days ago
9.

6one9    

♥ LA Reid
Mariah `` not so much any more
STOP trying `` so hard``` bitch!

637 days ago
10.

Asmarlak    

I think she'll pay him commission from her salary to leave his seat for her. Just think about it, she will make four times as much as he did, he'll make the commission while relaxing on the beach.

637 days ago
11.

LuvMyEggyFarts    

She kinda looks like Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, T.I.'s wife.

637 days ago
12.

oink    

These big headed singers as Judges ruin those type of shows.

637 days ago
13.

Truth    

EEEEW!!!!! FAT-RIAH HAS GAINED THE WEIGHT BACK. OH PLEASE... MC AND LA REID DONT GO WAAAAAY BACK. HE WAS HEAD OF DEF JAM FOR LIKE 2 YRS BEFORE THEY WERE GONNA FIRE HIM RIGHT QUICK (LIKE ALL THE OTHER LABELS HE'S HEADED). THEN TOOK THE XFACTOR JOB. JUST WAIT... HE'S GONNA SCREW UP EPIC RECORDS IN 2 SECONDS. HIS TRACK RECORD NEVER FAILS. #TRUTH!!

637 days ago
14.

6one9    

Mariah and Xtina
heavyweights
"Yup"
about describes them!

637 days ago
15.

KnuckleDragger    

Wow! It is true...the camera makes you look 45 pounds fatter.

637 days ago
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