Mariah Carey returned to the Home Shopping Network Sunday and yesterday to share her perfume, jewelry, and most of all, love with the viewing audience. Yesterday Gawker posted a four-minute edit of the six-hour appearance, but it left a bad taste in our mouths, like the clip was a decade-old riff on Mariah’s TRL appearance. She’s so crazy!
For our money (if we had any money) the recap to watch is Rich Juzwiak‘s, above. Full disclosure: Rich is a former writer for this blog, but we guarantee that his devotion to Mariah far predates and far precedes any devotion he might have had to this blog. He’s even recapped Mariah on HSN before. Juzwiak’s recap delineates the many loves of Mariah Carey, and it’s also unbelievably entertaining. Enjoy!
Every now and then, somebody needs a little therapy, and ten years ago today, that somebody was Mariah Carey. When the pop diva decided to make a surprise guest appearance on MTV ‘s TRL (Total Request Live), it was already being reported that she was undergoing a tragic mental breakdown, coping with being overworked and recently single, post-breakup with latin singer Luis Miguel. Taking the impromptu entrance as well as anyone could, host Carson Daly couldn’t help but roll with the punches and point out the obvious (“Mariah Carey’s lost her mind!”) as the Glitter-promoting diva erratically moved around the Times Square studio, attempting to hand out popsicles to fans.
The best part? Before removing an over-sized, shamelessly plugging “Loverboy” t-shirt and gifting it to Carson by way of a PG striptease, Mimi pushed the frozen treats into the studio herself and requested that Carson give her a therapy session. No good deed goes unpunished! But don’t worry, underneath her shirt, Mariah revealed a tank top that read “SUPERGIRL” and a pair of teeny-tiny gold shorts that she then requested not get in the shot since they were so, well, short.
Of course, this event forebode the career disaster that was the theatrical release of Glitter (which, it should be noted, opened on 9/11), but as we all know, Mariah was able to turn her life around when The Emancipation of Mimi went multi-platinum a few years later and all was once again well in MC’s world. However, between her random, wild comments, constant running out of breath, and seemingly “medicated” mania, this clip is one to be cherished, even ten years later. And don’t forget, y’all: “If you don’t have ice cream in your life, sometimes you just might go a little bit crazy.” Mimi taught me!
Death Cab For Cutie?s VH1 Storytellers is airing at 11 p.m. tonight on VH1, and since lead singer Ben Gibbard is now married to his indie beloved Zooey Deschanel, we got to thinking about music?s most powerful couples of the moment. Because these lists are often tricky to compile and put into an order that everyone can agree on, we took to the streets and polled over 5,000 people. JK! We actually did something smarter and more efficient, combining stats from Billboard charts, YouTube clicks, and social media followings, and mixed it with our interpretation of je ne sais quoi cool-factor buzz. Confident in our rankings, we hereby give you VH1?s list of the most powerful couples in music today.
Who did we miss? Care to offer up any suggestions of your own? Hit us up in the comments section below!
It’s the video you’ve been hearing about and waiting to see!? Mariah Carey takes on the haters in her new video “Obsessed” from her upcoming album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. ? See Mimi? do double duty as her sexy self and jump genders to portray an obsessed celebrity stalker who bears resemblance to a certain Detroit rapper who’s name rhymes with Grim Gravy.
There are lots of pop music fans who feel warm and fuzzy (and maybe a little hot and horny) when Mariah Carey launches into one of her trademark romance tunes. Valentine’s Day is a perfect time of year to celebrate this part of Mimi’s songbook, and her new Ballads disc does just that – it’s a CD full of the singer’s sexiest and heartwarming tunes.
To celebrate, we’re streaming the entire disc for the next two weeks, and we’ve got lots of cool Mariah items to give away to those who are also feeling ultra romantic. Want to win a Mariah-branded iPod Nano, a complete set of her CDs on the Sony label, a deluxe edition of The Ballads (which includes a sample of her Luscious Pink fragrance), and an autographed photo? Well, jump into our Mariah Carey: One Sweet Day sweepstakes by reading the Official Rules, and then write some romantic Valentine’s Day wish or greeting in our comments section below.
They could be to your current love, an old flame, a horrible ex, or a wonderful new partner. If they have something to do with Mariah‘s music as well,? all the better. The comments must be 50 words or less.
We’ll draw randomly from all the submissions, and the winner will be announced on February 18th. The cut-off for submissions is February 16 at noon ET.
Mimi better watch who she’s bossing around! Apparently pals (she has friends?!) close to the singing star are placing bets on how long her marriage to Nick Cannon will last, and they’re guessing “six months, tops.” The reason? Nick is stuck doting on his bride 24/7, and allegedly spends more time lugging her shopping bags around than he does cuddling with his older love. A source spills that,
“Mariah?s assistants and friends call him ?Whipped Nick? behind his back. They have little respect for him because he won?t stand up for himself.?
Well if he won’t, we will! Mariah, leave your man alone! Otherwise he’ll be leaving you – and fast. [MSNBC]
If an already married celebrity re-weds her youthful husband of two months and no one’s there to film it, does it count? Apparently not! Rumor has it that Mariah Carey has canceled a second round of nuptials to Nick Cannon because of a lack of public interest. “Mariah was willing to pay for the wedding, but the way she hoped to pay for the wedding was through the sale of photos. No one was interested,” says a snitch.
Wow, she’s running these personal decisions tied to her emotional life by the media before she proceeds. Bascially, she’s leaving things up to us! Us! Who’s a good celebrity? Who’s a good celebrity? That’s right! Mariah’s a good celebrity! Now roll over, play dead and write us some more No. 1′s! [MSNBC]
…Or rather, a girl who’s never thrown a ball before. I mean, really – aren’t us ladies supposed to be empowering each other with our sports skills and love of math? Besides, it’s not that hard to toss a ball, especially for someone who works out 14 hours a day with some fancy trainer from St. Barts. But Mimi must maintain her delicate image! God forbid she admits to having another muscle on her besides that voice. Watch and laugh (or cry).
Mr. Mariah Carey was busy rubbing shoulders with the likes of Quincy Jones and Diddy at the celeb-packed party at Foxwoods last week, when his wifey called him up making demands. Mimi was at a photoshoot for Elle magazine, and wanted her man there to watch her “work.” Nick was summoned to the shoot and stayed with his sugar-mama until the shoot wrapped at 5:3o AM. Not the best way to spend your night, but it could have been worse – Mariah’s assistant was also around with a blender in hand, constantly making protein shakes for her boss. Divas do it right, natch! [NYP]