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...
||Carlos / Paul (42,012)
by Isaac Ortiz from USA|
[This message is completely censored. Isaac was again very very rude to several posters and that's why I've banned him from this messageboard.]
(Friday 7 March 2014; 5:14)
by Kenny from Canada|
Right on. I don't have any hard feelings toward him at all. At the end of the day, we're all here for the same reason and he actually seems like a passionate lamb. So I don't want to turn this into a "pick on Issac" fest. Let's move on.
(Thursday 6 March 2014; 21:59)
by Stacey from USA|
You are right. There is nothing wrong with different opinions. My post said just that. Go and read my original post again. My issue is with name calling. Just wanted that part to be clear.
(Thursday 6 March 2014; 21:18)
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