Mariah Carey sat down with a big ole’ goblet of wine and Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live and talked about her career, specifically, her biggest career regret. Can you guess what it was? Nope, not American Idol, though she called that experience, “Hell.” Nor is it performing for dictators. Give up? Here’s her answer, via TooFab:
Honestly, it was always Glitter because I didn’t have somebody in control. I really needed a Hollywood legend to be in control. It was called the “G” word, we couldn’t bring it up. In retrospect, I learned something, and I’m grateful for that experience. But, it was a horrible couple of years, but I had to get my momentum back for people to let it go.
Ahhhh, yes. Glitter. The other “bad movie G-word” (the first being Gigli). I LOVE IT when actors/performers are frank about their bad movies. So ~~refreshing~~.
December 24, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Warming up for the hottub moments!
She looks totally hot and I’m not saying she shouldn’t show off her bod if she wants to, but it’s just so awkward. Who took the photo, Mariah? How many takes to get it right? Why are you posing like that? How much confidence are you lacking?
Again, she looks great, I just think it’s awkward that she’s in her 40′s and acts like a teenaged girl. A teenaged girl who performs for sketchy dictators.
December 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
You know the deal: pop star performs a gig for a shit ton of money in a foreign country with questionable political practices (LOL, okay America) and then everyone’s yelling at the pop star and s/he has to give all the money to a pro-America or pro-humanitarian aid “charity” to make it all better. Well, Mariah Carey is the latest to wear those boots, as she’s under fire for putting on a gig for the Angolan Red Cross sponsored by Unitel, which is owned by President José Eduardo dos Santos’s daughter.
‘Why does that matter?’ you might ask if you know as little about Angola as I do. Well, let’s have Human Rights Foundation President Thor Halvorssen explain it to us:
“Mariah Carey can’t seem to get enough dictator cash, reportedly more than $1 million this time. Just five years ago she performed for the family of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Now, she goes from private performances to public displays of support and credibility for one of Africa’s chief human rights violators and most corrupt tyrants.
“It is the sad spectacle of an international artist purchased by a ruthless police state to entertain and whitewash the father-daughter kleptocracy that has amassed billions in ill-gotten wealth while the majority of Angola lives on less than $2 a day.”
I mean, again, this doesn’t say much about the actual situation happening in Angola (and sadly I’m ignorant on this), but I have to wonder where we draw the line. There are human rights violations that go on in every country. I’m not at all comparing life in America, say, to life in Angola, but I guess I just feel like this happens a LOT.
Mariah hasn’t responded to the criticism yet, but let’s all begin our countdown to when she offers to donate all the money to a human rights organisation.
December 20, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Did everyone eat a shit ton of food yesterday? Are you getting amped up for leftovers today? Well, celebs had their feasts yesterday too, with some looking a bit better than others’. Of course, MUCH of this food was catered and you can tell. Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner tried to pretend they had home cooking, but their Instagram followers weren’t fooled and called them out on having chefs/caterers for the big day, LOL. Justin Bieber‘s dinner looked like the most un-fun thing ever. Just looking at these is making me hungry.
November 29, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
You know how Mariah Carey released her new single, ‘The Art of Letting Go’, on Facebook the other day and I was like, “Uh, what’s wrong with this song?” Well, apparently it’s not Mariah that’s to blame, but an idiot sound engineer who uploaded an unfinished mix of the song instead of the completed version. D’oh!
Here’s what she posted on Facebook about the situation:
“A mistake was made by a brand new sound engineer whose only task was to press the space bar and upload the song to Facebook, while my team, and an incredible group of people from Facebook, partied while listening to the properly mixed and mastered version of ‘The Art of Letting Go’ on repeat from my iPod on my home speakers.
Clearly, I was focused on answering your questions during the Q&A. There was no reason for me to wonder if the final mix we were listening to in that room together was different than what you were listening to!”
LOL, someone got fired! To be fair, the actual “finished” version isn’t all that much better than the previous one, but then again, I’m not really into songs with too many lyrics for the melody – with the exception of Alanis Morissette’s ‘Unsent’, which is one of the best songs EVER. Anyhow, have a listen for yourself – is there much of a difference? Is this song any good?
November 15, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Mariah Carey is not holding ANYTHING back. She told Hot 97′s Angie Martinez in a radio interview everything about her time spent as a judge on American Idol, and it’s not good. Here’s some of what she said, via People:
Honestly, I hated it. I thought it was going to be a three-person panel [I guess she thought it would be her, Randy Jackson, and anyone but Nicki Minaj]. But it wasn’t that. It was like going to work every day in hell with Satan.
She tried to take it back with a laugh and a,
I’m just playing. It didn’t affect me that much. I was disappointed.
Good luck with your new music, Mariah! I don’t blame you for comparing working on that show to hell.