Mariah Carey & Bryan Tanaka’s Split Started With A Ridiculous St. Patrick’s Day Fight!

We guess Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka were not blessed with the luck of the Irish.

It turns out their split was a drawn-out one that began way back on St. Patrick’s Day!

The couple went all out in matching green outfits, a green sports car, and two diminutive men dressed as leprechauns in green hats. But Tanaka reportedly one-upped MiMi by going green with envy!

Photo: Dream Kardashian Dresses Up As A Cute Leprechaun

A source close to the boytoy backup singer told ET that the trouble began when Mariah told a waitress at El Lay hot spot Catch about how close she still was to baby daddy Nick Cannon:

“Tanaka was extremely jealous, upset and he stormed off [from] the table. Tanaka has long been jealous with Mariah’s close relationship with Nick Cannon.”

That definitely goes along with what we’ve heard about the couple.

According to an eyewitness at Catch, Tanaka tried to make Mariah jealous in return:

“Mariah saw him come back and openly flirt with a female waitress, which really upset Mariah. She was furious. He was ordering lots of food, drinks and putting it on Mariah’s tab.”

Dang!

Things apparently went downhill from there.

Related: Janet Jackson & Estranged Husband Split Up Shortly After Son’s Birth

And if ET‘s other source is to be believed, it’s no wonder. This one says Bryan was ALWAYS using Mariah for her fame and money!

“Tanaka says that he never pays for anything and was freeloading on Mariah and using her for her fame and money to increase his profile. He’s always desired to have a music career and was hoping that being with Mariah would help launch his music career. He was hoping to collaborate with her.”

Well, they were collaborating, kind of. It just sounds like Bryan wasn’t much of a team player. Or a backup. Or a man.

What do YOU think of these tales of Tanaka’s jealousy??

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Britney Spears Announces Final ‘Piece of Me’ Las Vegas Residency Shows

Britney Spears announced Monday that her four-year Piece of Me residency at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood will conclude at the end of the year.

“As I prepare to say goodbye to ‘Piece of Me,’ I had no idea how magical this experience would be,” Spears said in a statement. “Having my fans from around the world come see my show has been amazing. I love Las Vegas and will miss performing this show.”

The singer tweeted of the last Piece of Me shows “ever,” “Saying goodbye to this show is going to be SO hard.”

Tickets for the final 18 performances at the resort’s Axis venue will go on sale to the public Friday. Spears’ last Piece of Me show will take place December 31st.

The most recent leg of Piece of Me concluded Saturday night, with another nine shows scheduled between May 3rd to the 20th. Following a tour of Israel and Asia, Spears will return to the Axis for 13 more shows spread across August and September before the final 18 shows.

Since its debut in December 2013, Britney: Piece of Me has become one of the Strip’s most successful shows with nearly 250 performances over the course of Spears’ four-year contract with Caesars Entertainment, who own the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Spears’ manager Larry Rudolph recently hinted that the singer might pursue other opportunities when her Caesars contract expired, including potentially setting up another Vegas residency at a different venue.

The show “could be conceivably anywhere, we could have it at the needle on the top of the Stratosphere, and do the bungee jump afterward,” Rudolph joked to the Las Vegas Review-Journal before adding, “We expect a lot of interest from all parties. Britney basically sells out every show, and she loves Las Vegas, she loves performing in Vegas, and Vegas is a possibility going forward.”

It might be a little while before Spears stages another residency, however, as the singer might first take a break, go on tour, and record the follow-up to 2016’s Glory, Rudolph said.

Nissan’s Rogue Trail Warrior Project Is Built Like a Tank

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The 2017 New York International Auto Show will kick-off this Friday, April 14, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, and it essentially showcases several auto companies debuting new production and concept vehicles that are expected to debut in the near future.

Japan’s Nissan is one notable brand to feature something exclusive for the New York show, as this special one-off project vehicle is one of several unique takes on Nissan’s best-selling Rogue crossover. Aptly named “Rogue Trail Warrior,” the vehicle’s exterior flaunts a custom camouflage body wrap, khaki-painted tracks system and military-style yellow glassworks. The most striking element is directed at its DOMINATOR snow/sand tracks that replaces the Rogue’s regular wheels, which measures at 48 inches long, 30 inches high and 15 inches wide.

Boasting a 170 horsepower engine with 175 lb-ft of torque — more than enough power for climbing snow or sand dunes — other drivetrain components such as a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder Rogue powerplant and Xtronic transmission, are standard factory issue. Finishing touches include tinted headlights, custom fender flares, ARB Gear Basket, LED lights and a Warn 4K winch.

If you want to stand out from the crowd, this is one vehicle to consider.

In other car-related news, the BMW i8 and i3 receive a custom finish.

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MF Doom & Danger Mouse (Danger Doom) Share Unreleased Track “Mad Nice”

MF Doom and Danger Mouse, together as Danger Doom, are scheduled to reissue their 2005 album, The Mouse And The Mask, in May. Highlighting the project are multiple unreleased singles recognized as bonus tracks, as here we showcase one such delivery in “Mad Nice.”

The song samples actor Vincent Price’s iconically creepy laugh, but instead of giving Price a simple sample credit, he is actually included alongside guest rapper Black Thought as “Vinny Price.”

Additionally, The Mouse And The Mask features assistance from Ghostface Killah, Talib Kweli and Cee Lo Green.

Again, you can look for the reissue to take place in May.

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You Are Welcome Here

You Are Welcome Here

The redeeming death of Jesus saves individuals, but it does more than just this. It creates communities, miraculously forming redeemed people into churches who live as family with one another.

In Romans 15:7, the apostle Paul identifies the ground and goal of true community: “Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”

Every church I know wants to be a welcoming church. But the way we think of “welcoming” is often superficial, limited to a warm greeting with a smile, a handshake, and a welcome packet on Sunday morning. Paul’s understanding of “welcome” is both deeper and higher than that — rooted deep in the soil of the gospel itself and reaching high to accomplish something of immeasurable value.

Root of Christian Community

“Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Paul wrote these words to the church in Rome, which was experiencing considerable tension between Jewish and Gentile Christians, who disagreed about eating certain foods and observing certain days. Into this conflict, Paul declared the gospel truth that “Christ has welcomed you.”

Christ’s welcome isn’t just a friendly handshake and a pleasant smile. It is salvation (Romans 10:13), reconciliation (Romans 5:10), reception into the family of God (Romans 8:16). And it is costly: it took Christ’s death in our place and resurrection from the dead so that we could be welcomed by him. Nevertheless, it was a price that the Son gladly pain in order to receive us (John 10:18).

Christ’s welcome of us is the basis and model for our ongoing welcome of one another: “welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you.” Because Jesus died in our place to welcome us into God’s family, our welcome of one another means we live together as family.

Dynamics of Christian Community

How does a healthy family interact with one another? That question guides our life together in Christian community. We love one another through disagreements, like a healthy family does. We’re willing to reconcile and worship and work together. We don’t avoid or despise family members who have quirky personalities, or annoying qualities — or those who are simply different from us in the way they dress or talk or look.

Instead, we accept one another because we’re part of the same family. We participate together in community and serve one another in the jobs that need doing, because that’s what a healthy family does. We find ways, both big and small, through words and actions, to say, “You are family to me, so I will sacrifice to serve you.” We welcome one another by serving in nursery, sitting by a hospital bed, providing transportation, praying faithfully, working through conflict, and in a thousand other ways.

The kind of welcome Paul calls for is not the task of a “greeters ministry” or “welcome team” alone, but of the entire church. It’s not an event, but an ongoing way of life. Loving our church family requires time and sacrifice and humility, just as Christ’s welcome of us into his family required his death on the cross.

Goal of Christian Community

The result of a Christian community actually living this way is breathtaking. Paul says that we should welcome one another as Christ welcomed us “for the glory of God.” It is possible for a community of redeemed sinners to display God’s worth to the world. There can be no higher goal for any church. Paul’s teaching is great news for small, ordinary churches. It means you don’t need gorgeous buildings, or state-of-the-art ministries, or famous pastors, or phenomenal music, or programs for all ages in order to bring glory to God. Your church glorifies God by being family to one another, by welcoming one another as Christ has already welcomed you.

This Easter week, let’s remember one of the great gifts that comes to us from the cross: true community that tells the glory of God.

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