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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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Gretel    

Does anyone have a definitive answer as to why this long in the tooth hag continues to dress like a $20 streetwalker? She is kind of old to be dressing the way she does. It is not provocative, it is just plain gross.

767 days ago
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Jack    

She couldn't possibly look any more full of herself in these pics.

767 days ago
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loloagogo    

Geez...all the money in the world just can't buy confidence...ask Madonna. These two both look like insecure teenagers posing to post a pic on their Facebook. How sad...

767 days ago
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loloagogo    

"Here, I'll put my hand on my hip and make a stupid face and you act like you're getting in the rent-a-car and we're popular and then act like we're going somewhere." Say "CHEESE".

767 days ago
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Straight Talkin Texan    

What's with her weird facial expressions and head tilt? Is she trying to be "gangster"? Well, it just looks stupid.

767 days ago
21.

Truth    

IT WAS EITHER FAT-RIAH OR THAT OTHER HEFFA FAT-RETHA. AT LEAST THEY CHOSE THE BITCH WHO CAN ACTUALLY FIT IN A REGULAR SEAT. LOWERS THE BUDGET. #TRUTH!!

767 days ago
22.

Joey    

So the Fat Diva was hanging and banging LA while her little puppet husband was telling everyone that she wasn;t going to be on Idol He deserves this bloated Diva

767 days ago
23.

Joan K    

I have to say, she looks like a cheap hooker.

767 days ago
24.

peoplearesilly    

Time for her to get some class and quit dressing like she's an 18 year old. We all have BOOBS Mariah. What about that don't you get?

767 days ago
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peoplearesilly    

It's bad enough she dresses like she's a 18 year old hooker -- what is worse is she no longer has the body for it. I might take her seriously if I didn't find her so insecure and pathetic.

767 days ago
26.

gina    

She looks like Wendy Williams Mariah's gotten so old

767 days ago
27.

Poule    

Classy Miss Piggy !

767 days ago
28.

LCS27    

They're from the same channel. they prefer that both shows have big ratings - what's not gonna happen, at least for Idol.

767 days ago
29.

GGG    

Why does camel toe always have to pose? She think it makes her hot?

767 days ago
30.

Chase    

That's one ugly fu**ing man in drag w/LA Reid!

767 days ago
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