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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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61.

PrinceLeo    

Please If Mariah was THAT bad to work with i highly doubt the producers would want to work with her for an entire season at that price...sounds...sensationalized and exaggerated. I'm sure she'll have demands...what female doesn't though. It does, however remains to be seen how her addition to add to the ratings. My prediction after this one season, the ratings won't change and she'll be out...

767 days ago
62.

Bill    

I have heard something similar from someone who had to host her for an event....

767 days ago
63.

damadmacman73    

cant stand that biotch... will never again watch that show again with that skank on it .....

767 days ago
64.

erkg    

Saw her in concert after 9-11 in DC - part of a fiascao with good intentions but was supposed to be over at 8pm and went until around 2am - she came on stage around midnight after spending like 1-1.5 hours to set up her stage - sang like 2-3 songs and left - she was booed off the stage - in part for taking so long to set up the stage. Pure Diva behavior.

767 days ago
65.

Joybubble55    

Who cares if she is ever seen again.... She thinks she is a diva..... But she is just a big Bitch....

767 days ago
66.

luckygirlzrock    

Mariah was supposed to show up for a Charity Concert in Dallas and she did but she did not sing even though she was the headliner. I had friends working backstage where she was and she had strange demands. She refuses to walk on grass. To me, that is beyond demanding, that is some bat **** crazy.

767 days ago
67.

jesse    

i don't want her on idol. plain n simple. just because i might listen to a song of hers on the radio does not mean i would ever watch an interview of her, much less a whole show with her. she's just one more thing to fast forward thru. guess i can get idol down to 15 minutes instead of 20 now.

767 days ago
68.

viv    

I'm not a Mariah fan but she could very well be the next Simon. I mean really, Jlo was easy to work with because she's "so nice" to everyone. Isn't this supposed to be a singing competition? Or is that The Voice?

767 days ago
69.

LDB    

Its MIMI. Are we really surprised by this news? And if you J.LO isn't a DIVA then you must be smoking on something

767 days ago
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LuvMyEggyFarts    

I was a fan of the pre-1997 Mariah. Yeah she's very talented, but that doesn't make her better than everyone else. Acting all high and mighty, like her sh-t doesn't stink. I feel sorry for the people that have to put up with her sh-t.

767 days ago
71.

Savvy1    

I was going to watch but after hearing this... I'm not interested anymore. The American people are worrying how to feed their families and stay in their homes and networks who are paying celebrities this kind of rediculous paydays?? And as if that wasn't bad enough, the celebs who should be grateful they can even GET work in this economy, have the NERVE to behave like a "diva" aka BITCH!

767 days ago
72.

David     

She's a has been and her voice is no longer there. So boring choice. Anyway, I have not watched Americal Idol since 2007

767 days ago
73.

gabbie    

ARE YOU GUYS SERIOUS? COMPARING JLO TO MARIAH? MARIAH IS FAR QUALIFIED TO BE A BETTER JUDGE THAN JLO. WHEN IT COMES TO MUSIC, I DON'T SEE THE TALENT THAT JLO POSSES.

767 days ago
74.

Yak    

$18M to spout off her opinion once a week for a few months. It's a sick, sick world we live in.

767 days ago
75.

LittleMo    

Well, reportedly Aretha Franklin has said she's interested in filling the other vacant judge's chair on AI. She'll put Mariah in her place.

767 days ago
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