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...
by R&B Junkie from Poland|
Well said! It's the media made us believe that it's all about the hit singles, chart success, number 1's and so on. It all went along with the music until the beginning of 21st century. Then the market changed, album sales decreased, and later, expansion of digital format changed it even for worse: now it's all about the singles (that still can be ... read more
(Thursday 12 December 2013; 0:55)
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by Deedre aka MiTodoChop @HBF from Canada|
I thought the interview was light and fun. Two woman gushing about Christmas, decorating, family festivities, Santa photos and sparkly shoes lol. Not everything is so serious.
(Wednesday 11 December 2013; 23:26)
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by Alex from England|
I completely disagree with you. Mariah should not make a dance album just to stay relevant. She is an artist that loves music and after being forced to make the kind of music she did for the first few years of her career I hope she will never release any material just to be on top of the charts. I think people should accept the fact that Mariah's g... read more
(Wednesday 11 December 2013; 22:48)
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