There’s some new drama in Mariah Carey’s life, just in time for her new reality show.
According to Page Six, Carey’s new manager, Stella Bulochnikov, is creating major rifts between the singer and her staff, several of whom have quit since Bulochnikov came on board. The site reports that business manager Michael Kane, international publicist Connie Filippello, domestic publicist Chris Chambers, tour manager Michael Richardson, travel manager Gaylin Winkler and stylist Wilfredo Rosado have all resigned from Carey’s entourage.
“It seems as if Mariah has allowed a complete stranger, her new manager, to run her life, and others believe this woman is toxic. Seasoned executives in their profession don’t want to put up with her,” a source close to Carey told the site. “Stella is hard to work with. Mariah doesn’t understand what’s going on because Stella paints a different picture, so Mariah probably thinks it’s petty disagreements. These are not just random people who have left her. These are loyal people who have been around for years, some 20.”
Bulochnikov is the one who signed Carey for her new reality show, which is set to air on E!. She also may end up being the show’s villain, if the rumors are true about all the drama she’s causing.
“Stella has been using the TV platform to bad-mouth former people on the team on camera,” the insider continued. “She’s turning it into a reality show. She’s creating scenarios, and it’s not all about the shows in Vegas as she’s claimed. The show will definitely be trashy because it’s full of lies.”
According to Page Six, when a reporter contacted Bulochnikov for a previous story, she told them to “f*** off and lose my number,” and she did not respond to requests for comment about the new allegations that she’s breaking up Carey’s longtime team.