No Mariah Carey for amfAR in Cannes
Mariah Carey will not be performing at the annual amfAR Cannes benefit at the end of this
month. The group wanted her, but Carey is finishing up her new record, taking care of twins,
and helping husband Nick Cannon recuperate from his unexpected illness this winter. Plus,
she and Nick and the kids were just in France celebrating their anniversary and the babies'
birthdays, so she's not going back. No word yet on who amfAR will round up for the event.
The entertainment end of things has been getting thinner and thinner, as acts need a lot
of prep time, and it costs a fortune to import whole bands and computer systems to reproduce
an act's sound. Many of the kinds of stars the amfAR audience likes don't actually perform
live anyway. The amfAR tent is a lot smaller than an arena, and lipsynching would be noticeable.|
Meantime, the amfAR ticket buyers - the price gets higher every year - will watch and wait
to see if Sharon Stone is back. The hard working Stone hosted the amfAR Cannes auction for
years. But two years ago the group dumped her. Last month, Stone did go down to Brazil to
host an amfAR dinner. But a reappearance at the Cannes event is not likely. For one thing,
the auction - which seems to go on and on before, during, and after dinner - is now conducted
by Jamie Niven of Sotheby's. And he's made it clear that he doesn't want Stone involved in
that end of things. But that was her forte. She raised millions by cajoling, cooing, being
In 2010, the event had gross receipts of just over $6 million, less $2.26 in charitable
contributions, with gross income of $3.7 million. More to come on how amfAR spends its money...
||Songs that stand out (45,702)
by Abraham from USA|
The songs that stand out to me from the album are "Cry", "Dedicated", Make it look good", "You don't know what to do" and Meteroite". I also love "The art of letting go". I would have liked for it to be on the standard edition. And replaced "Supernatural" I just don't feel that song. I know dem babies sound so adorable, and that the song is special... read more
(Thursday 31 July 2014; 13:41)
by Abraham from USA|
Hey, glad you agree with the "Can't let go" comparisons with "Do you think of me". And yes, I also get "I don't wanna cry" vibe to it as well. The song is very deep and sexy indeed. It should have been released. I think you can purchase the song on amazon. On "Slipping away", I do agree that it's a more stronger song. But I just love Mariah's cove... read more
(Thursday 31 July 2014; 13:15)
||Press release (45,700)
by The webmaster from the Netherlands|
We all know Mariah's PR team likes to brag about Mariah's accomplishments, but when you read their latest press release, they have gone too far: "This year, Mariah released her fourteenth studio album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, which has received rave reviews globally from both the media and public. The key singles such as Faded, De... read more
(Thursday 31 July 2014; 11:38)
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