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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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Joybubble55    

Just once I would like to see a photo of her without her big boooooobbbbssss hanging out... Maybe she does that because she is so ugly....

736 days ago
32.

LDB    

She looks high

736 days ago
33.

Sin D    

Silly me...thought she be home bein' a moms to her kid

736 days ago
34.

Cherry    

Come on Mariah, its a wrap baby, 42 years old, married and two kids later, time to stop dressing and posing like its 1999.

736 days ago
35.

Sandra     

She won't help idol as it is terminal!! Wonder if she will wear more clothes or continue to dress like a hooker!!

736 days ago
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Nwvotes    

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736 days ago
37.

Kari    

She looks gross in this picture. And I think she is going to sink American Idol.

736 days ago
38.

Dieter    

Slut, She would sleep with a bum if he could get her what she wants. come on seriously look who she married and can she be any more pompous.

736 days ago
39.

bring back recent posts    

soooooooo not interested in her drawled out diva talking etc...gotta say...loving E! hahah...omg..who knew

735 days ago
40.

I luv u RPattz!    

Uh oh....where is Nick? (snapping fingers) Oh yeah, taking care of the kids.

735 days ago
41.

Carl    

Hard to believe this is the same shy and cute person that blew everyone away with her amazing voice in the early 90s.

735 days ago
42.

Daisy    

they could save all that dough with new hosts like runners up from previous years or like mtv vjs, kids love new peeps

735 days ago
43.

gossipgirl86    

I think she would be so hot if she would dress more age appropriate. I don't think she needs to dress like a 70 year old women but definitley not like she is 18! No I'm not hating, just a thought...

735 days ago
44.

jokerchick    

her "sexy" face(s) suck and always have...she has the most insecure smile I've ever seen

735 days ago
45.

Different Rules Apply    

Not sure what this "pose" was all about, but it definitely looks staged and uncomfortable and that's why we all feel uncomfortable looking at it. I agree, with all the fashion available to such a well off girl, she could choose better than she did here. Mariah, less is more girl, especially post 40.

735 days ago
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