*Page Six is claiming that Mariah Carey’s new “Russian dictator” manager, Stella Bulochnikov, is way too controlling and about to ruin the singer’s brand.
“Stella is the furthest thing from a manager. She’s a TV producer. She’s practically moved in with Mariah and now she has so much stuff on her that she can get her to do anything. She’s pulling the strings, and Mariah does whatever she says,” said a source.
Carey reportedly fired several longtime staffers when she hired Bulochnikov a year ago, and the pair have been inseparable ever since, Page Six reports.
Bulochnikov was 100 percent behind the reality show they are currently filming for E!, according to the column, an idea the singer would have dismissed outright before Bulochnikov came along
As previously reported, the show will reportedly chronicle Carey’s behind-the-scenes shenanigans with her crew in Vegas, and some in the singer’s inner circle think it’s a bad idea.
Per Page Six:
“Stella is the one who really wants to be the reality star. She even filmed a pilot for herself last year. This will likely be more of a TV launching vehicle for her. It’s going to be like the Stella show, which is what she’s always wanted. She is definitely very much out for herself, and this is a golden opportunity for her because she wants to be famous. She wants to be the one in the magazines,” says a source who has worked with Bulochnikov.
Bulochnikov called us an “idiot” and told us to “f - - k off and lose my number” after Page Six ran a story about Carey’s team not being fully behind the reality show. She did not return our calls for this story.