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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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sidithers    

Allah is Satan

769 days ago
2.

Norba    

She has to be that way, she's a Diva and Princess. Comes with the territory, she has no choice.

769 days ago
3.

Kelly    

They'll be sorry. She was also mean to crew members I know at CBS.

769 days ago
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DizzKid    

So they knew she was diva, and a bitch and hard to work with, but they hire her anyways, and now complain. That was smart.

769 days ago
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BeautifulGirl    

When J-Lo came to my hometown of Galveston Texas for IDOL last year...she was HORRIBLE to the staff and FORBADE anyone to look or even speak to her..when this one employee DID...he was told to leave the property until IDOL left town....now THERE is a real story about J LO

769 days ago
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BeautifulGirl    

She can do that!

769 days ago
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Norba    

Someone said AI might add Rilbert Robot6 to the cast. He's the judge that only says, I'm sorry, but that just wasn't very good. In his electronic voice that can get annoying after a bit of time. I hope this isn't true.

769 days ago
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LCS27    

She'll be a delicious trainwreck to watch. More drunk and high than Paula.

769 days ago
9.

TrixLaRue    

Horrible choice. Boring...they should have gone with a cheaper more interesting person.

769 days ago
10.

Glam    

this is MARIAH. and theres not a female in the world whos outsold her. PERIOD. And I doubt she signed for 12 mil.

769 days ago
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Norba    

One time Mariah took a spiked_whip to three different grips working on her music video. But they didn't complain, in fact they said it hurt so good.

769 days ago
12.

EMP BITE ME    

Nick singed her cuz she is not famous anymore,free money to sit on her ass.

769 days ago
13.

THIN LIZZY    

I love Mariah and those twins are mine, but is anybody really surpised?

769 days ago
14.

Doeb    

I'd like to get in on that alleged whipping action if Mariah needs some volunteers.

769 days ago
15.

Kari    

Why would they hire a "nightmare" to work with? And people like J.lo more than Mariah.

769 days ago
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