"Yes, we are pregnant!"
Yay!!! At last … Mariah Carey has officially confirmed what pretty much everyone on Earth was sure of … she and hubby Nick Cannon are PREGS with their first child! Mr. & Mrs. Cannon officially broke the news to Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush on The Today Show earlier today. While the couple are extremely thrilled to be expecting their first child together now, their happiness wasn’t always so … when pregnancy rumors first started for the couple 2 years ago, Mimi sadly reveals that she had a miscarriage a month after she first discovered she was pregnant. But, that sadness is gone now, cuz Mariah and Nick are officially expecting their first child together:
“Yes, we are pregnant. This is true,” Carey, 41, said on the Today show Thursday morning as part of a sneak peek at a three-part Access Hollywood interview. “It’s been a long journey. It’s been tough because I’ve been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy.” Husband Nick Cannon, 30, joined the interview to talk about the “absolutely emotional” news, adding, “The greatest gift on earth is a child.” Carey, who also told of a miscarriage two years ago, would not reveal her due date. She would only say “it’s still early” and “expecting is great.” Ever-supportive Cannon said of the loss, “It strengthened our relationship so much … she handled it so well.” The news, of course, won’t surprise those who have followed the couple’s coy references to pregnancy and babies over the past few months. Rumors flew as the expanding singer seemed to bloom a little more every week, and both Cannon and Carey have spoken about their desire for children. In August, Carey fanned the flames by stepping out in Brazil wearing a maternity dress. She quickly addressed the ensuing frenzy, explaining she is “superstitious” about pregnancy and promising, “When the time is right, everyone will know.” Days later, Cannon gushed about his wife’s motherly instincts, telling PEOPLE that “she’s very nurturing.” But not until now have they admitted they’re soon to welcome their own bundle of joy. Now that the news is out, people will clamor to know the sex of the child. The couple wouldn’t say yet, but eventually Carey will cave, because she loves to decorate.
You may recall that Thandie Newton inadvertently spilled the beans about Mariah‘s pregnancy on yesterday’s episode of The View … but now that we’ve learned the HAPPY HAPPY NEWS straight from Mimi‘s mouth, we can officially offer our congratulations and love to the happy family. This is just the best news ever … even tho we all pretty much knew she was pregs, it’s so exciting to hear the news from Mimi … especially when we see the elation on her face. After the jump, check out video of Mariah and Nick‘s big pregnancy announcement earlier today on The Today Show … More »
It's beginning to sound a lot like Xmas
Mariah Carey, joined by her husband Nick Cannon and music producer/BFF Antonio LA Reid, made an in-person appearance in the Allen Room at Lincoln Center in NYC yesterday to launch her new album of holiday music titled Merry Christmas II You. Here are a couple photos of Mimi and her mens at yesterday’s event:
Mariah Carey showed off her new music and new curves last night as she showcased her second Christmas album Merry Christmas II You in New York. The singer was at the event with husband Nick Cannon, 30, who looked delighted to be standing up on stage with his wife. And in her tight blue dress and black heels, the singer looked more voluptuous than ever. With her blonde hair down around her shoulders, the 40-year-old couldn’t hide how much fuller her face has become over the past couple of months. The Honey star looked anything but shy though, looking her usual confident self as she smiled and joked with the crowd. Despite constant reports that Mariah’s weight gain is because she’s pregnant with her first child, neither she not Cannon will confirm or deny anything … At one point she posed for pictures with Anthony Reid, the Chairman of her label Def Jam, who claims that Mariah is just happy and looking forward to the holiday season. He says: ‘Mariah loves Christmas — and she probably spends way too much on it. She goes all out for this, so I hope that’s coming through in the music.’
There is no question, Mimi looks much healthier than we’ve seen her before but, to be honest, she’s looked this way for weeks now. I’m not quite so convinced that she is hiding a pregnancy, particularly because we should be able to see a baby bump by now. I understand women who undergo fertility treatments put on weight thru the process so that is likely what is going on with Mimi right now. Whatever the case may be on the personal front, she is moving full steam ahead on the professional front. Merry Christmas II You will be available for sale next month … ready or not, Xmas is practically here.
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A very fabulous-looking Mariah Carey stepped out Friday night with her young hubby Nick Cannon Friday night to celebrate Nick‘s 30th birthday. As you may recall, Mimi has been having a rough time of it lately what with her falling her her bum on stage in Singapore and her having to roll thru LAX Airport in a wheelchair … but this weekend, MC is back on her own two feel and she was lookin’ good, y’all:
Mariah Carey was back on her feet last night following her recent onstage tumble as she celebrated her husband Nick Cannon’s 30th birthday. The 40-year-old singer wore a plunging black dress, teamed with fishnet tights and a pair of vertiginous peep-toe heels. But the star ensured a minder was on hand to help negotiate the stairs as she left her New York apartment, clearly not wanting to suffer another embarrassing fall. Mariah was pictured being wheeled through LAX Los Angeles Airport in a wheelchair after injuring her ankle when she tripped over on stage in Asia. She is currently the subject of pregnancy rumours, having hinted that she may be expecting her first child. In a recent statement she thanked fans for their well wishes, but didn’t confirm or deny anything … Mariah and Cannon celebrated his 30th birthday [Friday] night with close friends at Lavo in the Big Apple.
I’m always amazed at how well Mariah Carey is able to bounce back from pretty much everything. Just a couple weeks ago she was lookin’ a bit bigger, which is totally fine, but in these pics she looks much slimmer. I’m thinkin’ MC has got herself a magic wand which she uses for very special public appearances from time to time. In any event, I suppose we should send our belated Birthday Lurve to her babyfaced hubby on the big 3-0. Here’s hopin’ Mr. & Mrs. Cannon have another birth-related celebration coming on the horizon :)
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Cites an inside source, NOT officially confirmed
Last week the latest rumor of Mariah Carey being pregnant was sparked by the news that Mimi pulled out of appearing a new Tyler Perry movie at the last minute reportedly on the advice of her doctor. Since then, there has been no new confirmed information about the rumor (tho we did see Mariah and hubby Nick Cannon tooling around Malibu, CA in a sweet-ass Rolls Royce over the weekend). Today, RadarOnline is claiming “exclusive confirmation” that Mariah is pregs … because they heard it from an “insider” who is making the claim. Mariah‘s people have NOT confirmed any pregnancy but, it should be pointed out, they have not outright denied the pregnancy either:
The is-she or isn’t-she speculation is over. RadarOnline.com can exclusively confirm Mariah Carey is pregnant! The 40-year-old pop diva recently dropped out of her next film gig — a role in Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf — fueling rumors that she’s pregnant. Now a source close to Mariah and husband Nick Cannon tells RadarOnline.com the couple — who renewed their vows to celebrate their second anniversary in May — are expecting their first child. “They’re both very excited and very happy,” dished our insider. When contacted, Mariah’s longtime rep Cindi Berger gave RadarOnline.com a rather cryptic comment. “I’m not at liberty to discuss Mariah’s personal life at this time,” the publicist told RadarOnline.com, a statement that did not outwardly deny the pregnancy. Said our insider: “Mariah and Nick want to keep the pregnancy quiet as long as they can.” Which could explain why Mariah never got out of her Rolls Royce convertible during a road trip with Nick along the Malibu coastline on Saturday. She was hiding a baby bump!
Based solely on the conjecture from this report from Radar, I’m not ready to totally believe that she is pregs … yet. I will say that the time seems right for her to be pregs and if anything gives credence to this latest rumor, it’s the fact that she pulled out of appearing in her new movie because her doctors advised her against it. If she is pregs, I suspect the couple will keep from giving official confirmation until they have to … which means we may not be seeing much of Mariah Carey out in public for a very long time. I, for one, hope she is pregs … I’d love to see Mimi as a mama. But … we should deffo hold off on offering our congrats just yet.
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While some celebs are vacationing in Mexico this fine Memorial Day Weekend (like Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi and Chace Crawford) and other celebs are hard at work in far flung places around the world (like Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner and Rihanna), married couple Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon decided to spend the weekend here at home in SoCal. The couple were spotted driving around Malibu, CA this weekend lookin’ fly as all get out … tooling around in a sweet-ass Rolls Royce Phantom convertible:
Nick Cannon chauffeured his wife Mariah Carey around sunny Malibu over Memorial Day weekend in their drop-top Rolls-Royce Phantom. The couple of two years is rumored to be expecting their first child. Adding more fuel to the fire is Mariah’s recent departure from Tyler Perry’s film For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, in which she was to star alongside Janet Jackson. “She is not doing the movie because her doctor advised her not to,” the singer’s rep told UsMagazine.com. “More than that I cannot comment further.”
HMMMM … considering the number of pregnancy rumors that tend to pop up where Mimi is concerned, I can see how one might be hesitant to believe this latest rumor. BUT, considering the way in which she abruptly pulled out of this new film … I think this latest rumor has got a pretty good chance of being true. If she is, indeed, pregs … I can see how Nick might want to drive around his Queen in car fitting of her stature. I mean, this car is SICK. I can’t even begin to understand how much money a vehicle like this might cost … but nothing’s too good for Mariah Carey, y’all. I think we’re gonna hafta keep a close eye on Ms. Mimi … after all, we may very well soon have to start up an official Bump Watch.
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Twice as nice
Just a few days ago we learned that happily marrieds Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were planning to celebrate their second wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows. On Friday night — April 30 — the couple did just that and celebrated their anniversary with another wedding ceremony (white dress, veil, the whole bit) attended by close family and friends … behold:
Pop star Mariah Carey has famously pledged to renew her wedding vows to husband Nick Cannon every year – but next time she may want to consider wearing a slightly larger dress. The singer appeared in danger of falling out of her skin-tight gown at the ceremony, held at the couple’s Beverly Hills mansion on Friday. The celebration took place exactly two years after their wedding on Ms Carey’s estate in the Bahamas. The couple first met on the Caribbean island of Antigua when Mr Cannon took part in the filming of the music video for her song Bye Bye. The couple listened to traditional wedding music, exchanged rings and kissed before Mr Cannon, an actor and radio show host, presented his wife with an engraved bracelet. Speaking of the couple’s plans to renew their vows every year, Mr Cannon, who at 29 is 12 years younger than his superstar wife, said: ‘I encourage everybody to do it. If you are happy and in love, celebrate it. ‘Doesn’t everybody do that? Don’t Heidi Klum and Seal do the same thing every year? ‘It’s just something fun to celebrate. We renew our vows and exchange gifts.’
Aww … this is cute. I think it’s really cool that Mimi and Nick want to renew their vows every year, it truly shows how committed they are to one another. I don’t know that Mariah Carey really needs a new wedding dress every year but, you know what, she is Mariah Carey and she could wear a new wedding dress every day if she wanted. As much as I love Mr. & Mrs. Cannon‘s yearly commitment to renewing their wedding vows, I kinda gotta call them out on the wee bit of tackiness that ensued on Friday night. You’re never gonna guess what kind of garish gift Nick got for Mariah as a second anniversary gift. After the jump, see what he had specially (and tackily) made for her … More »
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'I Do' 2
Congratulations are in order for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon who have decided to get married … again. As you may recall, Mr. & Mrs. Cannon first said I Do back in 2008 in the Bahamas. Last year, on their first wedding anniversary, the Cannons celebrated publicly in Las Vegas with a lavish soirée (and apparently privately with a secret vow renewal service in the tropics) but this year, the couple plans to take things more seriously … by choosing to renew their wedding vows, again:
Renewing one’s wedding vows is typically a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey prefer to do it a little more frequently than that – like every year! “I encourage everybody to do it. If you are happy and in love, celebrate it!” Cannon, 29, said Friday on his New York radio show, confirming that he and his pop-star wife, 40, will renew their vows – for a second time – to celebrate their second wedding anniversary. “Don’t everybody do that?” the America’s Got Talent host asked. “Don’t, like, Heidi Klum and Seal do the same thing every year? It’s just something fun to celebrate. We renew our vows and exchange gifts.” Their anniversary is this Friday, but as of last week, the couple hadn’t settled on a final plan for this year’s celebration. They wed in 2008 on Carey’s Bahamian estate, but aren’t looking for an island getaway this time around. “We did that last year and the year before that, too,” says Cannon. “This year we want to do it like in a normal setting, so it might be in L.A. … Hey, I say we do it in a church in Brooklyn. That will be hot.” Cannon says his gift to Carey this year is “something very thoughtful and it has nothing to do with money.” And he adds: “We are just trying to keep the romance alive. That’s all.”
I am all for these two renewing their vows on a yearly basis. I have to admit, I never thought Mimi and Nick would make it to their first wedding anniversary and now they are about to celebrate their second — goes to show what I know. I have no doubt that these two are blissfully happy and deserve all the happiness in the world together. Much love and many congrats to the happy couple on their marriage vow renewal. Keep it fresh, keep celebrating your love and chances are you will live Happily Ever After. Who knew that Mr. & Mrs. Cannon held the secret to happily wedded bliss?
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'Dexter', 'Avatar', 'Crazy Heart', 'Up' win doubles
Last night the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards were handed out in rainy SoCal at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA … and, I gotta say, the show did a pretty fantastic job with spreading the wealth to many deserved winners. No one movie or TV show ran away with all the awards … Dexter was the only TV series to win 2 awards while Avatar, Crazy Heart and Up were the only movies to win 2 awards as well (with the former film taking home the biggest movie awards of the night). Here are a few pics from the rainy red carpet arrivals last night:
I am *amazed* that the organizers of the Golden Globe Awards this year did not plan for the rain. We knew all week long that it was going to rain yesterday … hell, it even started raining early enough in the day to give folks the head’s up that they might want to plan for a wet red carpet and yet … there was no planning involved. Everyone on the red carpet, celebs and reporters alike, were just meandering around like wet lost sheep. How dreadful. Many of the celebs had to scramble to find umbrellas and people to hold their umbrella’s for them … only Mariah Carey came prepared with her very own personal valet/husband Nick Cannon who is always at the ready to hold her umbrella for her whenever she needs him. Such a good boy.
But, the show did go off without a hitch. Ricky Gervais, IMHO, wasn’t that great of a host but he did a passable job I thought. And as I mentioned earlier, I was very pleased with many of winners last night — save for just a few winners I did NOT agree with at all. After the jump, check out some photos from the show itself and find out who won and who I thought got robbed … More »
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While there are mere hours left of 2009, I have one last Xmas ’09 tidbit to share with all y’all. Happily marrieds Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon commissioned artist J. David McKenney to illustrate their Xmas card this year … which you can see below:
Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon have several holiday traditions, including spending Christmas in Aspen, Colorado and sending out a cartoon Christmas card to family and friends. Illustrated by J. David McKenney, this year’s card portrays the couple as a sexy version of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, surrounded by their four dogs J.J., Cha-Cha, Dolomite, and Jack. Last year, Mariah and Nick were also dressed as Mrs. and Mr. Claus on a reindeer-drawn sleigh filled with gifts.
I love this Xmas card … it’s really cute. After the jump, check out the card that McKenney illustrated for Mr. & Mrs. Cannon for Xmas ’08 … More »
Receives a Best Supporting Actress award
Congratulations are in order for Mariah Carey who made her way to Capri, Italy this week to attend the 14th annual Capri-Hollywood International Film Festival in order to collect a Best Supporting Actress award for her work in the film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. News of this honor was reported by Variety earlier this month but the actual ceremony only took place in Capri, Italy last night. Here are a few photos of Mimi, decked out in her best finery, at the Capri-Hollywood International Film Festival last night:
Mariah Carey [received] the 14th annual Capri-Hollywood Film Festival’s award for this year’s Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Precious.” The film will also have its Italian premiere at the fest, which runs Dec. 27- Jan. 2 with its awards presented on Dec. 28. Past recipients of the Supporting Actor nod include Dennis Hopper (“Elegy”), Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”), Rinko Kikuci (“Babel”) and Matt Dillon (“Crash”). The Grammy-award winner also has an extensive acting career, which includes 1999′s “The Bachelor,” “Glitter” and “WiseGirls.”
Yay!! At last, with this award, all painful memories of her failure with Glitter can be completely washed away. I was very impressed with Mimi‘s performance in Precious even tho it was very short. I’m glad to see the film get any recognition cuz it truly is a great movie. I should point out that the dude manhandling Mariah Carey in the last two photos is not an overzealous security guard but is, in fact, her husband Nick Cannon. Were it not for him, she would’ve had to pay someone to hold her umbrella for her so it’s a good thing he came along to the film fest. Congrats on this award, again, MC … it was well-earned.
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