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Mariah Carey Is On Santa’s Naughty List After Angola Gig

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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.

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Let’s See What Celebrities Ate For Thanksiving Dinner

 

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.

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Mariah Carey Is Pissed You Heard the Wrong Version of ‘The Art of Letting Go’

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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?

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Mariah Carey On American Idol: “Honestly, I Hated It.”

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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.

No you are NOT “just playing”. It’s not surprising that everyone but Keith Urban got fired from AI and that J. Lo is coming back. That show was, and is, a mess. The hottest of messes.

Good luck with your new music, Mariah! I don’t blame you for comparing working on that show to hell.

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New Mariah Carey Music: ‘The Art of Letting Go’

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Mariah Carey has been teasing new music for a while now, and guess what: it’s finally here! Mariah’s released ‘The Art of Letting Go’, the second cut after ‘#Beautiful’ a couple months back. I really wanted to like this; I think I keep hoping for another ‘We Belong Together’ or something, especially with Jermaine Dupri being back on the scene.

Unfortunately, ‘The Art of Letting Go’ comes off as dated, lacks a lot of melody (I know, purposely, but… meh) and just isn’t very good. Not a fan. Mariah released it exclusively on her Facebook page, which is a bit of a first. Take a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Mariah Carey’s Shoulder Injury Is the Toughest Thing She’s Ever Been Through

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Mariah Carey has been slowly recovering from a pretty serious shoulder injury she sustained during a music video shoot earlier this year, and it hasn’t been easy. In fact, Mariah’s pretty sure it’s the most difficult thing she’s ever been through in her life, which is… maybe not actually the case and seems slightly exaggerative, but what do I know?

Here’s Mariah’s letter to her “lambs” (fans) that she posted on Facebook this weekend, giving them all the updates:

Hiiii lambs!!

I’m so happy to be able to catch up with everybody here on Facebook. The last three months of my life have not been easy. Getting through this injury has been the toughest experience of my life. It took me three months to get to this point but thank God I was able to recover and get my arm back. It’s a huge deal, it should have taken eight months and even my doctors can’t believe it. It’s been a long journey, the physical therapists have been incredible and I am very grateful to all of them for helping me.

When people expected me to go “Here I am, I’m back and everything’s great!”, it didn’t happen because my hand was still in tremendous pain and it took this long for it to heal. I’ve been working day and night, and it took a lot of rest (though I did sneak in to the studio a couple o’ times!) but I can finally say that I am on my way to a full recovery.

There’s a lot of excitement that I’m going to reveal to you very soon, and sooner than you know it, you’re going to understand why but more than that, you’re going to feel what I’ve been feeling for the past- not three months- but three years.

This is, to me, one of the most important albums I’ve ever made in my life. If you’re a lamb, a fan, or just a human being that needs to feel good, happy, sad, miserable, joyous… “I gotcha” (said like Roc- you haven’t heard how he says it yet but you will soon, it’s a complete+total classic!)

LYM!!!! –MC

To be honest, I don’t know much about Mariah stans. They pretty much seem to stick to themselves and don’t take to sending death threats to other pop stars’ fans and some of the other fuckery that goes down on Twitter. They are, however, pretty hilariously passionate, judging by the comments beneath the open letter. Here are a few choice ones:

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I really like what Javier did there, using her song titles in his comment. That shows a lot of creativity. Carlos’ use of the heart emoticon really gets his point across. Letty is a woman of few words, but her message is clear… what’s not to love?

In all seriousness, will be interesting to hear Mariah’s new material – especially with her new manager in tow. ‘We Belong Together’ and ‘Shake It Off’ were the shit. Also, I admit I used to stan for Mariah when I was 8. I literally wore my Music Box tape out from playing it so much.

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Mariah Carey Shows Off Her Boobs On Twitter

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Mariah Carey may be having a ’90s moment, in that she’s trying to feel like her youngest sexiest self. First she hired Jermaine Dupri as her producer — does it get more old school than that? Now she’s sending a sexy pic to husband Nick Cannon all over the damn internet (above). With the sexy pic, Mariah tweeted,

Happy Birthday to my Hubby @NickCannon…”my baby I’m waiting on youuuu”hahaha! KKLB! GHL!!!! Mwah !!!!!

Mwah, Nick! Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to ALL of us.

What do you think: was it tacky and desperate of Mariah to tweet a sexy bday pic to her husband for all to see?

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