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Mariah Carey


to Work With

7/23/2012 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mariah Carey
was a "nightmare to work with" during her brief stint as a guest mentor on "American Idol" in 2008 -- this according to sources on the show.

Sources tell TMZ, Mariah -- who made her mentor cameo on "Idol" Season 7 -- was incredibly late for her shoot at the Beverly Hills Hotel," not very nice at all," and ridiculously nitpicky about tiny details.

In contrast, the same sources agree  J.Lo was a pleasure -- "night and day" compared to Mariah. We're told J.Lo was all about business, in and out, no mess, no fuss.

As we reported, Mariah has been tapped as the newest judge for "Idol" next season. She signed a deal worth roughly $18 million for her first year on the show.


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Dear TMZ writer: The phrase is "No muss, no fuss."

822 days ago


Mariah being nightmare to work with is not shocking. The only shocking part of that story was them saying J-Lo was a pleasure to work with. They must still be under some type of contract that they have to speak kindly of her.

822 days ago


um, she's a diva - this is not least she's got the chops to back it up unlike J-Low

822 days ago


of **** you and your lies TMZ! you ****ing suck!

822 days ago


oh **** you and your lies TMZ! you ****ing suck!

822 days ago


Mariah Carey is a 42 year old mother, and just happens to be one of the most attractive women on the planet. Nick Cannon is LUCKY. I still won't watch kareoke though. America's Got Talent has more diversity,singers, magicians, comedians, dancers.(ect.)

822 days ago


Nightmare to work with, look at, listen to, etc...

822 days ago


Of course she's a nightmare, and a drunk one to boot.

822 days ago

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Maybe she was nit picky because she knows music and wanted to help. JLo of course doesn't know music other than autotune. That is why JLo is all jiggle, wiggle, flash, fireworks, and dancers for distraction.

822 days ago


I have a feeling Mariah's gonna be great on Idol. Same feeling I had right before Glitter came out.

822 days ago

Your Mom    

Too be honest I was thinking Idol might not be able to hang on too much longer unless they got somebody like... Mariah. And they did it. Good move for them. And if the diva in her comes out let it. She's Mariah. Bet Nick is pleased. I mean who wouldn't like to add 12 million to their pockets?

822 days ago


This country is going broke and they hand out millions of dollars to people who already have millions. I don't care if she is the Queen of England, 12 million is way too much give someone for sitting on their ass and judging mostly talentless singers. I get the show is huge, but that kind of money would be much better used to help the homeless and needy. I'll probably get flack for this comment from the Mariah lovers and those who love AI, but this country just hands out tons of money to people who have money, but let the poor simply fall short of ever achieving the "American Dream."

822 days ago


LOL! Mariah is a musical genius she can be as mean as she wants to... own it she's a Diva and bet she isn't denying it!

822 days ago



822 days ago

Sin D    

Yea...Love her...But A WRONG decision for a judge. Need to Go YOUNG and talented to keep the audience. The end if she is chosen is near for this show.

822 days ago
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