Thursday, May 30, 2024

Mariah Carey Internal Mess: Record Label Wants to Put Out New Single, Manager Blocking Communications


The fall out from Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve debacle continues.

Today, Mariah announced she’s taking a “break” from social media until her March tour with Lionel Richie begins.

But I’m hearing that close friends and associates cannot get through to Mariah anyway. “Everything is blocked, all communication,  by Stella,” a really important friend to Mariah told me, referring to Stella Bulochnikov. “Stella has her phone,” this person says, and I believe him.

Meanwhile, I hear that LA Reid and Epic Records want to release a new single by Mariah in three weeks. They’ve got it, and feel that she needs something on the radio to remind people Carey can really sing– not just lip sync.

Bulochnikov is battling this idea, although so far Mariah’s career has tanked under her regime. Remember “Infinity”? Sold zero copies. And Carey hasn’t had a hit album in a long, long time.

Stay tuned…


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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