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Mariah Carey

'NIGHTMARE'

to Work With

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

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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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31.

Faye    

Oh yuck. I definitely won't be watching Idol next season.

789 days ago
32.

moe l.    

Mariah has an extensive lunch and dinner menu regimin. She likes to trot and cozy up to the trough whenever she feels the urge - and that urge happens quite often. How do you think she maintains that "sausage" appearance?

789 days ago
33.

FlamingoNut    

It's all about the 'crazy' factor, hoping she's fly off the handle. That's the true ratings grabber. I haven't watched a day of AI since Fantasia 'won'. She wasn't even close to being worthy.

789 days ago
34.

Mandy    

Ya think? AI is going to have to give everyone a raise for having to put up with her stupid ass. She really is not worth it imo.

789 days ago
35.

gamepro    

now that we know mariah carey is going to be a judge. who else are they going to pick to judge. they should pick josh turner he is a great country singer

789 days ago
36.

Joey    

SHE AND HER LITTLE TROLL HUSBAND NICK TOPPO GIGGIO CARTER ARE A PAIN IN THE A$$

789 days ago
37.

jenna    


DIDN'T HER HUSBAND SAY THAT SHE WAS TO BIG FOR AMERICAN IDOL. TALKING **** LOL

789 days ago
38.

small asian penis    

Did anyone ever consider her to be anything but a royal b*tch?

789 days ago
39.

dman    

Mariah Carey is a bitch. No one should be surprised by this.

Get down - Get down!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dh0iEkDEkU

789 days ago
40.

Rich    

She will be a bitch on that show. AI really made a mistake

789 days ago
41.

Sabrina    

When u compare the two - Lopez vs Idol you can see which is clearly the business woman / mogul. JLo has countless deals, represents herself always in the most professional way and will likely have a long long career. Mariah on the other hand has had mental breakdowns, consistenly seeking attention by dressing like a two cent whore and has to put others down to make herself feel better. No surprise why she had to marry someone so much younger cuz no real man would deal with her BS. Shes not that great ! I hope someone reminds her how great it was with JLO so she can be more envious of her than she alreadey is.

789 days ago
42.

Jim in Cali    

Mariah stans are totally wrapped around with Mariah's singing voice and her records sold. Just because she is number one and has a great voice doesn't mean she would make a good judge.

I'll use a sports analogy, just because you are the best MLB, NFL or NBA player doesn't mean you would make a great coach when you playing days are over. This ain't a knock on Mariah its just takes more than just having a great voice and selling records to make a great judge. She could very well do a good job judging but her voice and records sold aren't good reasons why she would be.

789 days ago
43.

Mav Da Pilot    

Well, well Mariah to American Idol. That answers my question, obviously they have one hell of a catering service. Hey fellas triple the standing order Mooriah iz n da house!

789 days ago
44.

There's a problem here    

Who would have ever thought that? What a shock.

789 days ago
45.

Areader    

What TMZ meant to say was....Ryan Seacrest told Harvey that Mariah Carey was a nightmare to work with and that J.Lo was a pleasure to work with!

789 days ago
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