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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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j    

How the **** is xfactor american idols biggest competion when they are on the same network and one is on in 2012 and the other is on in the begining of 2013

716 days ago
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SusanCoyote    

This chick all kinds of cray cray! That show is over!

716 days ago
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Cita    

Mariah SWEARS she's the S&*T, but she is UGLY! Look at her face in these pics! HA!!! She has millions upon millions, no one can deny that - and sing, yes, she can - but attitude wise, she is way too full of it.

715 days ago
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Holly    

Let's just put it out there....She's not Naturally Attractive in SO many ways (Are you looking at the pics above?) -- Sure when she's all made/phonied=up, and the camera angles are right...she's fine. I can look good too if I have all that going on. Let's get a REAL girl, like Kimberley Locke...she CAN sing, naturally BEAUTIFUL, and SMART/not a bitch...oh yeah, and funny/down to earth, so she can RELATE to us/the singers. Duh!!!

712 days ago
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