Mariah Carey launches own champagne brand

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After being a little tipsy from champagne during a Jan. 6 award acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards for her role in the movie, “Precious,” Mariah Carey announced Friday through Twitter that she is launching her own brand of bubbly.
 
“Didn’t realize they put the champagne on the tables so we WOULDN’T drink it! Lol. No, seriously ANGEL CHAMPAGNE (ROSE) by MC coming soon!” the singer tweeted.

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Mariah Carey, U2’s Bono and Swizz Beats enjoy Christmas

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Producer Swizz Beats posted Twitpics of himself and U2’s frontman Bono having a few drinks and getting loose.

“WE ALREADY STARTING OUR NEW YEARS PARTY,” Swizz Beats tweeted.  “MUCH LOVE TO MY BROTHER BONO!”

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s annual Christmas card, which portrays them as Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their four dogs.

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Mariah Carey becomes first to have double platinum holiday ringtone

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Released in 1994, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” is now the first seasonal ringtone to sell more than two million units.  The single, written by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, was a hit song on Carey’s “Merry Christmas” album.  It’s been the no. 1 holiday ringtone since 2006.

“Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ has become one of the essential musical hallmarks of the holiday season and continues to set records each year,” said Adam Block, GM/VP of Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division.

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Mariah is ‘Obsessed’

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Today, Mariah Carey released her debut single,”Obsessed.”  Mimi will drop her new album,”Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel,” Aug. 25.

“Seriously, this is one of my favorite songs ever,” she wrote June 9 on Twitter about the new single. “I love the whole album.  I’m completely immersed in it.  I can’t wait for you to hear it.”

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Tyler Perry and Oprah team up for new movie

Tyler Perry and Oprah are flexing their muscle to help promote Lionsgate new film, “Precious,” which is based on the book “Push” by Sapphire.  The movie centers on Princess, played by actress Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe, an overweight and sexually abused teen who finds hope in alternative school.  Mo’Nique plays her monster of a mother who is suffering from her own demons.  The film also stars Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd and Lenny Kravitz.

The movie will be released Nov. 6 and was screened at Cannes Film Festival Friday.

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