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...
||She falls so gracefully (48,712)
by Lee TS from USA|
This is the kind of diva I like to see. This is way too cute and funny and I love how she's singing for her life when she fell haha. The shoes coming off, running across the stage truly a Mariah moment.
(Monday 22 December 2014; 11:44)
||MC and Lady Gaga (48,711)
by ktktkt from Philippines|
I wish that they would collaborate someday lol.
(Monday 22 December 2014; 11:32)
||Present Mariah (48,710)
by ktktkt from Philippines|
She's slowly getting her confidence back in her voice. It might not be as resonant as it was in her prime but her tone is still the same. I had let go of the thought about her sounding as good as in the Daydream era because only a miracle could make that happen. I'm contented if she could sound as good as Charmbracelet (live). Some would hate about... read more
(Monday 22 December 2014; 11:22)
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