If you’re wondering whether or not this is Mariah Carey’s promotional photo for ‘American Idol’, then yes, you are right, and I have to commend you on knowing the flaky Mariah Carey so well. Or I have to slap you, one or the other. I’m not sure yet.
This is, indeed, Mariah’s ‘AI’ photo, and it’s just as ridiculous and over-the-top as you’d expect it to be. Like, did technology become so advanced that she’s going to look like this live on the show? Is there going to be a cloud of Photoshop and CGI following her around the stage and the judges’ chairs every second of the production, making her look like this? Because we all know that Mariah Carey just doesn’t look like this anymore—this is Mariah Carey of ‘All I Want for Christmas (is You)’ fame. This isn’t 2012′s Mariah Carey. This is 2012′s Mariah Carey:
Contrary to what she wants you to believe, she *has* aged.
What’s even more ridiculous? The early whispering about Mariah’s ‘Idol’ rider. From Page Six:
When Mariah Carey was named the newest, $18 million judge on “American Idol,” staffers at the Fox show began bracing for the dreaded and possibly endless list of diva demands, we’re told. The pop princess is famously demanding on her backstage riders, which have included such necessities as baskets of puppies, furniture with “no busy patterns,” “vases of white roses” and a “tea service for eight.”
She once insisted, “I don’t do stairs,” while other wild reports have said Carey has previously demanded a chauffeur for her dog, “confetti shaped like butterflies” as well as 20 white kittens at a London appearance.
But, a source close to Carey says she won’t require anything out of the ordinary on “Idol,” and adds that the show itself has many of its own branded requirements for stars to use the products of certain sponsors.
“It’s all standard stuff, nothing out of the ordinary,” the source said of Carey’s “Idol” requirements. “It’s not like they’ll need to put a new roof on the building. It’s standard lists, whether it’s for water, soda, veggies, snacks. It’s all fairly normal.”
So no puppies this time. Then again, Carey’s tagline on Twitter declares, “Citizen of the World Dahhhling!”
Please. If Britney gets sixteen thousand cases of cola on demand, then you can bet that Mariah’s gonna get her puppies and kittens and sparkly butterflies, because that’s just how it goes, folks.