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Gwen Stefani wants an enduring Christmas hit like Mariah Carey

Roy Wood may have wished it could be Christmas every day – but Gwen Stefani is actually putting it into practice. The No Doubt singer has spent the last 12 months surrounded by sleigh bells as she worked on her first festive album, recording classics like Let It Snow and Santa Baby in the blazing heat of summer. “Did I put up a Christmas tree in the studio?” laughs the singer. “Not really. I just did it and had fun. “I’ve gone through heartbreak and all that stuff to write…

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Mariah Carey still wears her engagement ring

Mariah Carey is the self-proclaimed Queen of Christmas and this news proves it. The singer, 47 who split from fiance James Packer, 50, in October of last year after 10 months of dating, has kept the US $ 10 million, ($ 13 million) engagement ring Packer gave her. “She still has the ring and wears it now on her middle finger,” a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight, adding in a tone that sounds suspiciously like Carey herself, “They 100 percent have not spoken for a year, maybe even longer than that.”  Mariah Carey…

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James Packer says Mariah Carey was a 'mistake'

James Packer is clearly not the Hero Mariah Carey was after. The Australian billionaire, 50, described his 18-month relationship with the superstar singer, 47, as a “mistake” he entered into during a “low point” in his “personal life”. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Japanese election risk pays off for Abe Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 01:44 More World News Videos Previous slideNext slide Mariah Carey breaks silence over Packer split “Everything happens for a reason,” says Mariah Carey, as she discusses her split with former fiance and Australian billionaire James Packer on…

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Mariah Carey: Row over New Year's Eve performance debacle

There have been bitter recriminations after Mariah Carey’s televised New Year’s Eve performance went wrong. The pop star’s live appearance in New York’s Times Square was beset by problems as she complained of sound difficulties and struggled to sing. Her representative told Billboard the producers “set her up to fail”. But Dick Clark Productions said any suggestion it would “compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd”. Carey was live on ABC just before midnight and began with Auld Lang Syne, but hit trouble during her…

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