People: Jan. 20, 2003

TOMMY OUT OF TUNE? During his years as head of Sony Music, Tommy Mottola had some relationships sour in very public ways. After launching the career of Mariah Carey, he married her; after a bitter divorce, she left the label. And when Michael Jackson decided that the label hadn't publicized his album enough, he drove a bus around Manhattan holding a poster of Mottola with horns. Now Mottola is facing another breakup. He announced last week that he wanted to start his own label and was leaving Sony, where since 1989 he has guided singers like Jennifer Lopez. Whether he jumped...

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