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Yup, she's in.

Following days of rumors and assumptions, Mariah Carey was officially announced as a judge on Season 12 of American Idol today.

“As a singer, songwriter and producer, it’s going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with American Idol,” the number-one hit maker said in a statement, getting her personal PR machine rolling in the process:

“I’m currently in the studio working on my new album and its first single, ‘Triumphant,’ which will be out early next month. I can’t wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon.”

Mariah Carey Signs for Fans

With Carey on board, attention will likely next turn to Randy Jackson. He serves as Mariah's manager and it would stand to reason their relationship means he would remain on as judge.

As for the third spot? We say Adam Lambert would strike a nice balance. But that's getting ahead of ourselves.

What do you think of Mariah? Will she make a solid American Idol judge?

 

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Steven Tyler is out.

Jennifer Lopez says her time may have come.

And now an Us Weekly source confirms that American Idol may go all out with a judging panel shakeup, by moving Randy Jackson from the main table to some kind of mentoring role.

Hi, Mariah!

"[Show producers] think they need to freshen everything up now," the Idol insider tells the tabloid, adding that Mariah Carey is in "serious talks" to replace Jackson and the deal may even get done shortly.

As previously reported, other big names up for the panel include Katy Perry and Adam Lambert. But back to Mariah:

Do you want to see her as a judge?

 

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Mariah Carey has enjoyed a busy last couple months.

She's renewed her wedding vows. She's celebrated Barack Obama's support of gay marriage. She's turned 42 years old.

And, unbeknownst until now, the legendary singer has also spent time in a recording studio. How else to interpret Mariah's Tweet from yesterday, which certainly seems to tease an upcoming album and was accompanied by the following photo:

"So.. Summer 2012.. Been in the lab, mixing up some concoctions for you, hope you like it!! #MCSummer2012”

Mariah Carey Twit Pic

Are you excited for a new Mariah Carey album?

 

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It's safe to say that Mariah Carey and Bristol Palin reacted very differently to Barack Obama announcing his support of gay marriage this week.

But while the daughter of a failed Vice Presidential candidate went public with wayward insults of Obama as a father, Glee and Dora the Explorer, Mariah simply went out and partied!

Mariah Carey and B. Scott

Witnesses say Carey showed up at The Abbey Food and Bar in West Hollywood on Wednesday night, dancing the evening away at the gay nightclub with pal B. Scott.

"She was very nice and gracious," an onlooker at the establishment tells People, adding that the deejay recognized her after awhile and started to play some Mariah classics.

At this, the ladies simply went "crazy" on the dance floor.

Sort of like how Bristol went at Obama's announcement, only not at all.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon took a vacation this week to the most romantic city on the planet, and the famous couple made the most of it:

They renewed their vows in Paris!

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon in Paris

With the Eiffel Tower in the background and with Cannon donning a white tuxedo and Mariah in a similar-colored gown, Cannon got down on one knee once again and professed his love for his lovely wife.

It's not the first time the pair has renewed its vows, either.

With Rev. Al Sharpton officiating, Carey and Cannon did so last year in the hospital where twins Moroccan and Monroe were born. Speaking of those adorable tykes:

They turn one on Monday!

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Mariah Carey turns 42 years old today, but don't bother getting the artist any gifts. She's already received the best present of all: these adorable twins.

The singer also has a reason to smile these days because husband Nick Cannon is on the mend following a health scare centered around a case of mild kidney failure. These two really do make a cute, happy couple.

What does the professional future hold for Mariah? It's unclear, although she's one of many big names rumored for season two of The X Factor. She'd undoubtedly be a major draw. For now, though, she's pretty much a full-time mother, one who is sitting at home and waiting for your birthday wishes.

Mariah Carey in London

Also celebrating birthdays today: Jessie J (24), Brenda Song (24), Fergie (37), Nathan Fillion (41) and Quentin Tarantino (49).

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Looking skinny and sounding as great as ever, Mariah Carey took to the stage in New York City last night for the first time since giving birth 10 months ago.

"Do you love them babies?" she asked the crowd at one point of Moroccan and Monroe. "I really wanted to bring them here tonight, but Monroe is sometimes shy and takes a while to warm up to an audience. Rock and roll! Nah, but it's late. It's time for them to be asleep."

Donning a skintight black dress and covered in diamonds, Carey broke into such tracks as "It's Like That," "Obsessed," "I'll Be There," and a new version of "Shake You Off." Watch the latter below:

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Mariah Carey is the latest celebrity to speak out on the death of Whitney Houston. But it isn't easy for the artist.

"I'm almost incapable of talking about this still," Mariah said today on Good Morning America. "It's very heavy emotionally."

The two legends collaborated on "When You Believe," a duet featured in the following video and a subject on which Mariah spoke at length in the interview.

"It was great and I don't think people could ever understand our relationship," she said. "There was always this supposed rivalry in the beginning and then we did the duet and we became friends."

Carey attended Whitney's funeral in New Jersey, describing the ceremony as "gorgeous" and concluded her thoughts about Houston with these simple words:

"I loved her. We all loved her. May she rest in peace... her legend's gonna go on forever."

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Watch the throne, Blue Ivy. You don't have the cuteness crown all to yourself.

Right after Beyonce and Jay-Z were presenting the first Blue Ivy Carter photos to the world, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon got in on the act, offering up the clearest, cutest pic yet of their baby girl and boy twins, Monroe and Moroccan.

Or as Mariah calls M&M, dem babies:

Monroe and Moroccan Cannon Photo

Between Moroccan, Monroe and Blue Ivy, you may melt from cute overload.

"New #DemBabies picture ... first one from 2012 : ) LYM!!" Carey tweeted on Friday afternoon, posting a link to the website devoted to her now 9-month-old twins.

All together now ... AWWW!

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Mariah Carey has good news regarding her ailing husband.

Just a couple days after saying that Nick Cannon was in "a lot of pain" due what has been described as mild kidney failure, the singer updated fans today via another Tweet.

Mariah and Nick in the Hospital

With a laptop, balloons and gorgeous wife by his side, things could be a lot worse for Nick Cannon.

"Nick is in stable condition with a good prognosis, hopefully he'll be discharged within 2 days," Carey wrote this afternoon, adding: "As always he's laughing and in good spirits."

She also included the following caption with the new photo, posted above: "Thank you everyone for all the love & concern."

Mariah Carey Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Huntington, New York
Full Name
Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Quotes

I'm in love with my dog. He is my special someone. I love spending time with him.

Mariah Carey

We really do feel we are soulmates. I never felt a love like this was in the cards for me.

Mariah Carey [on Nick Cannon]
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