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updated byregina February 27, 2002 6:00 PM  
Mariah Starts Own Label?
Having split with Virgin Records last year, Mariah Carey continues her search for a new record label. But wherever she'll end up, it's going to be Mariah who'll be in charge.

The diva, rumoured to be in talks with Universal Records' daughter company Def Soul, has exclusively told MTV that any deal will involve her own record company, which she will head herself. Says Mariah: 'I haven't decided where I'm going yet but I'm doing a joint-venture with my own label wherever I end up. I have some incredible people work on a partner with me, wherever I go, so I'm really excited about the whole thing.

Source:
MTV Europe

A WINDFALL CALLED MARIAH
Mariah Carey's first week of free agency yields chatter that, despite what you may have read elsewhere, BMG labels Arista, J and RCA are joining Sony and EMI in sitting this one out. That leaves only UMG and WMG, with lips flapping that Island Def Jam and Elektra appear to be the two contenders for the diva's services. With only two contenders, that will probably keep the price of poker down. Observers observing that the interested parties will try to manage their risk, with any new deal likely involving performance-based incentives rather than a big check up front. Word is such a deal will also be conditional on Carey accepting creative input, which she didn't in her Virgin deal. (1/31a)

Source:
Thanks to Dan for this article from Hits Daily Double

Joe On Mariah
SUMar235 sent me an excerpt from an interview Joe did with MTVAsia from last April. He says some nice things about M but I don't know about the second question.
What was it like working with folks like Mystikal, Mariah Carey, 'Nsync and all?
They were great to work with. Every time you work with people who are dedicated to their music it's great because they are thinking seriously in their own minds. They are thinking "what can I do to make it better" and when two minds that are thinking on the same line come together, it's naturally going to be absolutely phenomenal.

Did you look down Mariah's shirt?
Oh of course! I would not be a man if I didn't! And I am single so I am allowed to do that. (laughs) Believe me, I worked very closely with Mariah Carey and you ain't gonna hear no stories from me, I'll let her tell you.

Will you be working with her again, in the near future?
I would love to. She's great; she's wonderful to work with and she has an incredible personality and I can't just talk about her enough. She's one of the most amazing artists I have ever worked with. She's very talented, but her talent is so underrated! And I just really wish the best for her and I just want her to be happy forever. She's one of those sweet people.

MariahCarey.com Updated
The main page of Mariah's Official site reads...

Hi lambs,
Please stay tuned to a new intro page and homepage.
Yours,
Mariah
It's probably coming soon then! Looking forward to that!
updated byDanielle February 25, 2002 10:00 PM  
Lamb Stands Up For Mariah
A wonderful lamb named Emily sent me her petition for the privacy of Mariah from media, DJ's, Etc. If you would like to help participate, just go Here

Emily also received a call from M's management and will be expecting a personalized Loverboy single in the mail from Mariah, due to her help in the Get Well book. Congratulations Emily!

Glitter IS A Good Movie
Thanx to EaglesSteelers15 for this awesome Glitta review from Cinemark.com:

Glitter is a good film and Mariah is surprisingly good.
I don't know why Glitter is getting bashed at. True, it's not a perfect movie nor does it have potential to win awards but the fact is that the film actually delivers the goods.

Glitter is both a fantasy and a semi-biography on Mariah Carey's life. We're treated to a story of a young singer who later made it big in America, led by Mariah herself. Along the way, she has friends to support her in the world of big music, plus she has a boyfriend named Dice.

But just like any showbiz celebrity, Mariah faces complexity and deep problems which pushes her towards the limit of her character.

Glitter is not just a story of a singer, it's also a combination of love story, drama, musical and slight comedy. I find Glitter inspiring and its script is nice.

Performance wise, Mariah excels playing singer Billie Frank. Not only does Mariah have great singing (her soundtrack album is a convincing buy), she CAN ACTUALLY ACT! I was in the theater a few hours ago expecting everyone to leave Mariah behind in the acting dust but she flew well with them. Mariah also used her past crying skills from her music videos to cry in the film...convincing enough.

For her co-star Max Beesley, who plays Dice, he actually has surprisingly good performance. Not only does he make a convincing music producer/DJ, he also makes good drama and romance as Dice. Max CAN deliver characters. It's also noteworthy that he acts pretty well considering the fact that his co-star Carey is a worldwide-famous pop diva. Any actor who plays Carey's lead man is supposed to be jittery, and Max defied that.

For the music, as I said above, it's pretty good and the soundtrack of this movie is indeed a convincing buy. Contrary to what others said, Carey's voice and singing is still in top-notch quality...just like way back in 1990.

Known worldwide as a mighty pop diva, Carey plays the lead role very well and with those love scenes and career scenes, we're probably seeing some of the events that possibly happened in Carey's real life! It's also rare to see Mariah on a bed scene or kissing scene with a partner.

Glitter is truly a worthy movie to watch. Don't expect it to be to cheap in quality or a perfect epic-like film...it's right in the middle of those levels and fortunately it's GOOD TO WATCH. Not only does it entertain, it inspires as well.

Forget the bashing, go watch Glitter now.

Glitter is easily one of the BEST POP DIVA-LED MOVIES TO DATE.

Finally someone tells the truth!

UK Mariah B'day Book
I got this info from Matte (Mariah Carey UK), who is doing the UK Fanbook for Mariah's birthday

I want to let all the Mariah fans in the UK know that they have the opportunity to contribute to the UK Birthday Fanbook for Mariah!

Every UK fan is welcome to include as much as they like - letters, poems, photos, drawings - whatever they can email to me (mariahstheme@hotmail.com) before March 1st! I will be shipping the fanbook to Mariah Daily's Danielle after this date who is working with us to get the fanbook to Mariah!

Let's overwhelm Mariah with a book bursting with support and love from her UK fans! Please contribute as much as you can to this project and encourage other UK fans to do the same!"

I'd really apppreciate it if you could help spread the word! I don't want to have a tiny embarassing book delivered to Mariah, I want her to be pleasantly shocked by the number of UK fans that contributed!

Lamb Loses A Friend
SASkittles007@aol.com asked me to post this:

One of my mother's kids that used to go to her day care died Feb 6, and we just found out. I was wondering if you would post it and ask everyone to pray for him, family and friends. Please it would mean the world to me. You have to read his story too. I really want the world to know what a great loss it was to loose someone like him. =(. Go here to read his story

News About Wise Girls
My lamb Matte, webmaster of Mariah Carey UK, sent me this info:

A representative of Lions Gate has spoken with Mariah Carey UK and revealed the following:
"We do own the rights to this film in the US, but have not decided on a theatrical or home video release date.The international dates are still up in the air as well. I should have more info in about a month for two for this film."

It has been confirmed that "Wise Girls" will be shown in Belgium also and this is all the information that is known right now. It just confirms what we already know but I thought a quote might be useful if you want it ;)

Is "Sweet Science" Fake?
I got this info from Ryan:

Mariah is not in SWEET SCIENCE =*( it's Meg Ryan and it's not even called sweet science its Against the Ropes.

Go to Upcoming Movies.com to find out more. Here is what it said on the website:

Against the Ropes
Release Date: TBA 2003
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Production Companies: The Cort-Madden Company (Save the Last Dance); most likely with co-financing from Elie Samaha either Franchise or Dante, according to The Hollywood Reporter, 9/6/01

Cast: Meg Ryan (Jackie Kallen), Omar Epps; other cast not announced yet.

Cast Notes: Back in early 2000, Sandra Bullock was in talks to star as Kallen, but dropped out. Although James "Light's Out" Toney has recently started an acting career, starting with Ali, in which he plays boxing great Joe Frazier, and then with Undisputed, he will not be playing himself (since he's 13 years older than the 19-year-old kid he was when he met Kallen). You can find out more about Toney (and this film) in this HouseofBoxing.com article. Toney's rival, Roy Jones, Jr., who has a role in The Matrix Reloaded, will most likely *not* be playing him in this film.

Director: Charles S. Dutton (directorial debut; there's no word yet about whether he will also take a supporting role)

Screenwriter: Cheryl Edwards (cowriter of Paramount's 2001 hit, Save the Last Dance)

Based upon: The true story of boxing manager Jackie Kallen, who guided the careers of several major careers, including four world champions, like middleweight champ James Toney, as well as Bronco McKart and Thomas Hearns.

Premise: This is the true story of Jackie Kallen (Ryan), a Jewish woman from Detroit who became a boxing manager, guiding several major careers. This film focuses on her relationship with one boxer (Epps), who's reportedly a composite of several (including Toney, McKart and Hearns). Kallen eventually left her husband of 30 years, and moved to Los Angeles, becoming the commissioner of the International Female Boxers Association.

Filming: Production is scheduled to start in mid-November, 2002 at locations in Detroit and Toronto, after Meg Ryan wraps up filming of In the Cut. Filming was originally scheduled to start in mid-November, 2001, and then, February, 2002.

Genres: Biography, Boxing, Drama, Female

Articles about Jackie Kallen: The Detroit News, MaxBoxing.com

Ask For M On NBC
Michael sent me this info:

On NBC's "LAST CALL" with Carson Daly, you can email them with a guest you would like them to have. Please e-mail them at lastcall@nbc.com and tell them that you'd like Mariah Carey to be on the show.

"LAST CALL" is filmed in Studio 8H where "SATURDAYNIGHTLIVE" is filmed.

Jermaine Talks About M
I got this info from Daniel:

I was listening to B96 in Chicago and Jermaine Dupri was on the show. The DJ's, Eddie and Jo Bo, said why don't they sign Mariah to So So Def and Jermaine said he would like to talk to her about that and they asked him who was he working with next. He said he'll be working with Dabrat and Mariah!

updated byregina February 25, 2002 7:00 PM  
A California Doctor Rocks With The Stars
Mariah Carey singing a roller coaster of notes. Britney Spears slinking across the stage in a sexy outfit. The Eagles rocking to "Hotel California." Stuart Finkelstein, MD, has seen them all, but not as part of the audience. You'll likely find him watching from just offstage. But you have to look closely: He dresses in black to blend into the shadows. His inconspicuousness, however, belies his importance. Dr. Finkelstein is doctor to the stars, the one who makes sure Mariah, Britney and the rest are healthy when they take the stage."

Source:
Thanks to Gilles, from Heroes of Mariah, for this excerpt from an article in AMNews.

Mariah in Rolling Stone
Matt, from Mariah4Life, informed me that Mariah is on page 75 of the May 14th issue of Rolling Stone.

New Pics
Since news is sort of dead right now, I added a bunch of older pictures from our old galleries on XOOM to Gallery 12 tonight. You can go check those out if you like.

Lamb Creativity
Chrystal asked me to post the following...
Hey Lambs. I am working on a new Mariah Carey website. I would love to have a page entitled Lamb Creativity, but I need your help!!!! If you would like to sumbit any original artwork, poems, rewritten lyrics, or anything else related to MC...please email it to undrnththestars@aol.com. You will be given 100% credit for your work...Please lambs, Be Creative!

Coming Shortly...
I am gathering some soundfiles and creating a page for MariahDaily.net of soundfiles you can download. A few people requested we add the AOL sounds from Mariah back in 1998 and some live appearances in real audio. So if you have any suggestions on what you want to hear, just e-mail me and let me know. I am thinking of doing some Rainbow conerts, since I have them all in audio. We should have some stuff up later this week.

updated byregina February 25, 2002 7:20 AM  
Mariah's Screen Time
'WISE' MARIAH: Her summer 2001 movie "Glitter" may have tanked with critics and audiences, but Mariah Carey is having a second life on the silver screen, says the Hollywood Reporter. The 31-year-old pop diva, who has had a run of lousy luck lately, received glowing reviews for her starring role in last month's Sundance Film Festival selection "Wisegirls," and as a result is preparing to reunite with the film's producer, Anthony Esposito, for her next movie, the drama "Sweet Science." According to the trade paper, Carey will star as a zealous boxing manager who drafts an unknown female boxer and then sets out to make them both famous. The project is due to begin shooting this summer.

Source:
Thanks to Susana for this article from People's Week In Review

Billboard Charts
Rhomeyn sent me the latest Billboard chart for March 2, 2002:
The Billboard 200
187 Greatest Hits, Mariah Carey

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
61 Thank God I Found You, Mariah Carey Featuring Joe & 98 Degrees
40 Never Too Far/Hero Medley, Mariah Carey

Hot 100 Singles Sales
20 Never Too Far/Hero Medley, Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Wallpaper Galore
Carolina, from Mariah Carey Wallpaper Galore, informed me that the page is back and running now and you can access it at the link below. Go check it out...
mcwallpaper.1accesshost.com

Birthday Project Reminder
There is a little under one month to get your letter to Mariah for the birthday project. If you havn't asked for the address yet or havn't sent it, I would start getting to it. A lot of people have already sent in their stuff, so make sure you check it out and start sending in your letter.

Glitter on Pay Per View
Susana informed me that Glitter will be on Pay Per View starting on March 15th until March 31st. So check your listings if you want to order it. If you can't get the DVD due to the lack of the player, maybe this would be a great way to get a copy of it.

You Know You Are A Mariah Fan When...
I added a one more line to this section today, thanks to Ritchie. Check it out if you like.

updated byregina February 23, 2002 9:40 PM  
New Design on MariahCarey.com
On Mariah's Official Website it says the following:
Hi Lambs!
Please stay tuned for a new intro page and homepage!
Yours,
MC Webmasters
Pretty awesome news in my opinion. Can't wait to see how it comes out!

Loving The Knight Life
At Philstar.com, there is an article about a Brian McKnight concert and in the paragraph below, it says how Regine Velasquez and Brian performed Whenever You Call. To read the whole story click the above link. (Thanks to Batangasboi for this info)

Regine was in a silver-black gown and way-high heels, singing a duet with McKnight, who was ably tinkering with the keyboards. They sang Whenever You Call, which Brian originally sang with a pre-breakdown Mariah Carey. Regine, with her complement of high notes in tow, did an improvement with her brilliant voice (compared to the then breathy squeak of Mariah). Score a point for Filipino ability – which McKnight was only too willing to acknowledge.

Beauty and the Beat
Rory informed me that Mariah was the fourth best butt on MTV's Beauty and the Beat tonight.

Ant & Dec
Mariah Carey proved a far more accommodating diva when she appeared on Ant & Dec's last ever show last month. The singer chatted to fans in the cd:uk café and happily posed for autographs. She even agreed to appear on Ant & Dec's last ever Chums episode when she played Cat Deeley's Maid Of Honour. 'It was great fun. I really enjoyed it,' said Mariah.

Source:
Thanks to Mariah's Reflection for this information from CD:UK

Site Help
April, from MariahzWorld, is looking for a very dedicated lamb to help her out with the site. If you are interested, check out the site and contact her.

Updates
Check out You Know You Are A Mariah Fan When section for some more updates courtesy of Jeff and Dave.

updated byregina February 23, 2002 5:20 PM  
New Pics
Danielle already added the one scan from US Weekly (Feb 25-March 4th issue) and I just added the other one to Gallery 3

Trey Lorenz
Samuel just created a site on Trey Lorenz, Mariah's close friend/background singer and would like you all to check it out. It might be Trey's first fan site too, which is really cool cause he deserves one! Click here to access it.

Regine Sings Mariah's Song
Regina Velasquez, Asia's Songbird, sang Never Too Far live at one of her concert. She does Mariah's songs often in her concerts and did a pretty good rendition of Butterfly one time, that I have heard. Click here to listen to it. Thanks to ALTGlittersisme for this information.

updated byliron Feb 23 2002, 7:00AM EST   
For Your Downloading Pleasure...
For the time being we have turned MariahDaily.net to our multimedia page.
This is all new to us and might change in the future so be patient with us.
We are starting it off by offering you to download a lovely video file (MPEG) of Mariah performing "Heartbreaker" in Music Fair, Japan 1999.
The file along with the instructions to download it are available on MariahDaily.net.
In the future we'll try to have the videos up by your requests. Enjoy!
updated byDanielle February 23, 2002 2:30 AM  
Another Awesome Wise Girls Review
Raychel Movie Profile

The Setup
After her fiancé is killed in a car crash, former medical student Meg (Mira Sorvino), moves in with her grandmother and gets a job at a mob-run pasta joint, where she witnesses some ghastly incidents in the back rooms. Should she tell her pals, waitresses Raychel (Carey) and Kate (Melora Walters)? Or should she just leave town?

The Breakdown
Capitalizing on the success of all-chick flicks like "Coyote Ugly" and mob hits like HBO's "The Sopranos," "Wise Girls" combines girl power with some gory "Goodfellas"-style antics. The result is an enjoyable guilty pleasure destined to win over female audiences--or at least become a late-night cable hit. Despite reported catfights between Sorvino and pop diva Carey on the set, the two couldn't be chummier on screen. Sorvino is subdued as the mourning Meg, while Carey has a ball with Raychel's flashy jewelry and Brooklyn attitude. The story could use some wising up, but the gotcha! finale is a pleasant surprise.

Thanx to Josephos (CanadianLambs) for this info

Chat With Isabel Gomes
Isabel Today on a Brazilian site called Globo.com they held a chat with Isabel Gomes who played young Billie in Glitter. She's been in Brazil all week promoting Glitter, and joined my friends Tahiana (Mariah Connection) and Raphael (Mariah Vision) tonight for the premier of the movie at the Cinemark Theatre.

There was only a small group of fans during the chat today, so I was able to ask a couple questions, which she answered. There was also a movie player so I was able to see her the whole time. Unfortunately the whole chat was in Portugese but she answered a few things in English, including my questions. She sang for us as well and her voice was incredible! She sang the chorus to "Hero", "My All" and "Lillie's Blue", which is the song young Billie and her mom sing at the beginning of the movie. It was most definitely her voice and she sounded just amazing.

Tahiana had the pleasure of sitting next to Isabel during the whole movie at the premier and helped her sign autographs as well. She said they sold promotional stuff like Greatest Hits post cards as well as promo purses and shirts for Glitter. I will have the transcript up as soon as I can have it translated, along with more info about the Brazilian premier as I receive the news. Until then, you can check out 4 adorable new pictures of Isabel which were taken today during the chat, in Gallery 3, as well as the picture of Miss Mariah from this week's US Weekly

updated byregina February 22, 2002 7:00 PM  
Magazine News
D informed me that Mariah is in the February 25th issue of US Weekly. One picture is of her at the Sundance Film Festival in tha plaid dress and it's a nice size picture and another is a recent picture of M, with a butterfly tattoo on her back. Check it out cause the new US Weekly hits stands this weekend.

Plus, Jeff informed me that there is a bit in the latest issue of Maxim Blender magazine. It comes with a bonus booklet called, "In Bed With The Stars!" It has a full page picture of Mariah, from the Rolling Stone shoot (one where she is on bed with book, in fishnet stockings). Also, there is a picture of Mariah in Union Jack Boxing shorts and a picture/review of Glitter.

Updates
I apologize there wern't many updates this week but truthfully, there isn't much happening in Mariah land and we were working on MariahDaily.net all week. However, I did update the Calendar page because some of you informed me that January wallpapers were loading. The Important Dates/Magazine information in the left bar has been updated. Also, I added two new links to the links page (also included them below) and thanks to Liron, all the links on the page should work now, since all the dead links were removed.
MCarey
Carey'd Away

Most Expensive Videos
Pryme and Kom informed me that Heartbreaker was #3 on the Most Expensive Video Countdown Part 4 show. The video cost $2,500,000+. Plus Pryme/DivaForever5 informed me that on MTV Cribs with Ozzy Ozbourne, his wife showed the bathroom and said how they had a similiar one like Mariah's but couldn't show it to you the way Mariah did. They featured an image of Mariah in the tub.

Glitter Nominated For Golden Reel Award
Gabriel informed me that at IMDB.com, it says that Glitter is nominated for a Golden Reel Award (Motion Picture Sound Editors, 2002). If Glitter wins, the sound editor will receive the award. The sound mixers get a plaque and the recordists/assitants receive a certificate, to acknowledge their work as part of the team.

  Category of Best Sound Editing - Music, Musical Feature Film.
  And the nominees for this category are:
  1. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
  2. Glitter (2001)
  3. Josie & The Pussycats (2001)
  4. Lucky Break (2001)
  5. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  6. Rock Star (2001)
  7. Save The Last Dance (2001)

updated byregina February 22, 2002 6:30 PM  
MariahDaily.com VS. MariahDaily.net
Well all files are loaded to MariahDaily.net now. Instead of moving to MariahDaily.net though, we are going to keep all the main stuff here on MariahDaily.com and use the .net address for the multimedia stuff, like videos, etc. However, if the .com address ever goes down again, like it did for 2 weeks just recently, we will add all the news to the .net address for the time being.

Liron is working on the .net address right now and Mariah's performance of Heartbreaker at Music Fair in Japan will be up in a few hours. I noticed the .net address is not working 100% though and I am working on correcting the problem. Be patient with us though because we are working hard to try and get everything to work right. Thanks!

updated byregina February 20, 2002 8:15 PM  
Reel Deals
Just because ''Glitter'' was an abject failure doesn't mean Mariah Carey's movie career is down for the count. After earning positive buzz at Sundance for her role as a streetwise waitress opposite Mira Sorvino in ''Wisegirls,'' Carey is reteaming with that film's producer, Anthony Esposito, to star in ''Sweet Science.'' In the indie drama, shooting this summer, she'll play the manager of a woman boxer. ''I had such a great experience with Mariah Carey on 'Wisegirls' that I wanted to make another film with her,'' Esposito told Variety. ''Her performance in 'Wisegirls' is outstanding, with reviews from Sundance praising her work. I feel [that] given the right role, the depth of Mariah's performance will make everyone take notice of her great acting ability.''

Source:
Thanks to Steve for this article from Entertainment Weekly.com

Take Two
After receiving a string of favorable reviews for her starring turn in the Sundance Film Festival selection "Wisegirls," Mariah Carey is set to reteam with the film's producer, Anthony Esposito, for her next acting job, the independent drama "Sweet Science." Carey will star in the project as a determined boxing manager who drafts an unknown female boxer to make a name for them both.

"I had such a great experience with Mariah Carey on 'Wisegirls' that I wanted to make another film with her," Esposito said. "Her performance in 'Wisegirls' is outstanding, with reviews from Sundance praising her work. I feel [that] given the right role, the depth of Mariah's performance will make everyone take notice of her great acting ability."

Gary Goldman ("Total Recall"), Stan Seidel ("One Night at McCool's") and Rick Angres wrote the "Sweet Science" screenplay. Esposito will produce the film through his company, Leading Pictures, along with Meg Liberman and Cami Patton. Producers are eyeing a summer start for "Science."

Plucked as a special screening for Sundance last month, "Wisegirls" is scheduled for release this year from Lions Gate Films. In the David Anspaugh-directed film, Carey stars alongside Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters as Rachel, a sassy-yet-sensitive waitress who works in a restaurant run by the mob.

Carey made her feature-starring debut last year in the 20th Century Fox rags-to-riches tale "Glitter." She also made a cameo appearance on an episode of Fox's "Ally McBeal" last month and, even more recently, made headlines for parting ways with her record label, Virgin Records. Sources said Carey is in conversations with several labels about a new recording contract but that she has yet to make a decision about where her next music home will be.

Source:
Thanks to RWA3312 for this article from Billboard.com

Mariah on TRL
YGM3957 and Warren informed me that Mariah (Wisegirls) was up against Beyounce (Austin Powers 3) in the "Battle of the Boxoffice." Whoever got three votes first, won and Mariah beat Beyounce 3:1. Mariah's Heartbreaker video was played.

Updates
The Links section and the You Know You're A Mariah Fan When (thanks to Pat and Marcin) have been updated. Check them out if you like!

updated byregina February 20, 2002 5:15 PM  
Boxing Mariah: Indie 'Science' corners Carey
LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- After receiving a string of favorable reviews for her starring turn in the Sundance Film Festival (news - web sites) selection "Wisegirls," Mariah Carey is set to reteam with the film's producer for her next acting job, the indie drama "Sweet Science."

Carey will star in the project as a determined boxing manager who drafts an unknown female boxer to make a name for them both. Gary Goldman ("Total Recall"), Stan Seidel ("One Night at McCool's") and Rick Angres penned the screenplay. "Wisegirls" producer Anthony Esposito will produce through his Leading Pictures along with Meg Liberman and Cami Patton. Producers are eyeing a summer start for "Science."

"I had such a great experience with Mariah Carey on 'Wisegirls' that I wanted to make another film with her," Esposito said. "Her performance in 'Wisegirls' is outstanding, with reviews from Sundance praising her work. I feel (that) given the right role, the depth of Mariah's performance will make everyone take notice of her great acting ability."

Plucked as a special screening for Sundance last month, "Wisegirls" is scheduled for release this year from Lions Gate Films. In the David Anspaugh-directed film, Carey stars alongside Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters as Rachel, a sassy-yet-sensitive waitress who works in a restaurant run by the mob. Carey, repped by WMA and Talent Entertainment Group, made her feature starring debut last year in the 20th Century Fox rags-to-riches tale "Glitter." She also made a cameo appearance on an episode of Fox's "Ally McBeal (news - Y! TV)" last month and, even more recently, made headlines for parting ways with her record label, Virgin Records (HR 1/24).

Sources said Carey is in conversations with several labels about a new recording contract but that she has yet to make a decision on where her next music home will be. For "Science," which is being packaged by WMA Independent, and all other films on Leading Pictures' slate, Esposito is partnering with John Fremes' Fusion International Sales Corp. for worldwide distribution and marketing.

Source:
Thanks to Tom for this article.

updated byliron February 19, 2002 10:10 PM  
MDaily Interviews Anika Paris (Wise Girls OST singer)
On February 8th, 2002 - I had the chance to talk to a great singer - Anika Paris. I got to hear about her because of the song she made for the "Wise Girls" soundtrack - "Chocolate & Wine". When I talked to her, I asked her questions about the soundtrack and Mariah among other things. It turns out she really likes Mariah AND loved "Glitter"! Click Here to read the entire interview.

New Pictures
Firstly - Four beautiful pictures of Mariah with Mystikal from the "Don't Stop" video shoot - thanks to Meski from MariahMania Secondly - A really nice picture of Mariah with a cute tattoo that I found on MariahBuzz
And lastly - exclusive high resolution pictures of Mariah from the Superbowl, a magazine cover and from a recent vacation! Thanks so much to Igal aka mcfanatic for these!

All pictures can be found on: Gallery 3

Voice Message
I could swear I had added the January 30th voice message but a few people emailed me, saying it wasn't there! So you can download it now on the Voice Messages page.

Another Bday Package
This is what Honey & Kate emailed us about their idea with Manuela:
Because of Mariah's 32nd on March 27th we had an idea together with Manuela from Holland. Because we can't imagine a single lamb that doesn't love the voice messages by Mariah, we're pretty sure that Mariah would love voice messages by her lambs, too.

That's why we offer you to send us your own birthday voice message to Mariah, we'll put all the messages on CD and thanx to Janel, Mariah will get the CD through her official fan club. So if you want to take part, just send your voice message (in MP3, .wav or .rm format) to honey_kate@gmx.net untill March 01st 2002 (!!)! If you're not able to record audio files on your computer, you can also record your message on tape, send it to us via snail mail and we'll record it! If you want to do that, just mail us and we'll send you our address! So we can't wait for your messages to Mariah, and believe us, we appreciate every lamb participating! If you have any questions left, just send us a mail! Thank you!
short form if you want to take part:
1. record your voice message for Mariah in MP3, .wav or .rm format and don't make it longer than 3 minutes
2. send it to honey_kate@gmx.net (or mail us to ask for our postal address) untill MARCH 01st 2002
3. we'll put all the messages on CD and send them to Janel (thanx much girl!)
4. Janel will give the CD to the official Mariah fan club, who will give everything straight to Mariah
So thanx a lot lambz, we really appreciate it! Keep up the great work! Baah-Bye!

What More Can I Give: A Hoax?
The following article is about the whole story of the (non)release of "What More Can I Give" - the Michael Jackson charity project that Mariah was supposed to collaborate on:
Maybe I haven't been listening that closely to the radio lately. Maybe you've heard Michael Jackson's charity single, "What More Can I Give?"
No? I didn't think so.
We are now five months past the disasters on September 11 and there's been no sign of the famous single that was supposed to raise — in Michael's words, not mine — $50 million for the victims' families.
You may recall that Jackson made the Washington, D.C. organizers of the "United We Stand" live benefit on October 21, 2001 re-name their event "What More Can I Give? — United We Stand." Jackson went around the country collecting vocals from various stars to add to the single, including Celine Dion, members of 'Nsync and the Backstreet Boys.

Read the rest of the article on Fox News

Great Review for Wisegiirls
Lucky people who have seen "Wise Girls" already - wrote fantastic comments that were published on the Internet Movies Data Base Site.
One of the reviewers is Mariah's fan Amy who told us her story when she got back from the premiere last month! Here is a short review from someone else:
In a word - "Brilliant"!
Mariah Carey as Rachel was the biggest surprise for me... she was absolutely *fantastic* as a foul-mouthed mob chick with a big heart.
Mira and Melora were also excellent. You have to see this movie. The script and the actresses are EXCELLENT!

Read the rest of the great reviews HERE.
Thanks MariahBuzz for finding it.

No Clothing Line
This is what Ashes writes:
My source has given me the following info:
"Mariah has not given her name to any clothes ranges and therefore there will be no clothes range release in 12 european countries as specified by some parts of the media....also she is not in any negoiations to do so." "press will be the the press...they are so reliable!!!!"
Source:
Rainbow Princess

updated byregina February19, 2002 10 PM  
Lack O' News/Moving
There is a little lack o' news right now in Mariah land but I am currently beginning to move everything to the new address, MariahDaily.net I should be done in a day or two hopefully and as soon as I am done, I will announce the move here. I updated the links page and got rid of about 20-30 dead links. I still need to finish the "M" section since there is so many obviously! Check out some news tidbits below.

Magazine News
Janel, from MariahsLambs.com, sent us some places you can check Mariah out in...
Teen (March 2002)
Picture page 38
Billboard
(Feb 9, 2002)
Full page article page 3
OK
Feb. 7, 2002
Picture & article page 26
Heat
Feb 2-8, 2002 Picture & article page 27
Mentions on page 58

Glitter in Brazil
Marilsa and Thiago informed me that on February 22nd, there will be a big party for the release of the film Glitter in Brazil. Isabel Gomes will be present and the media will be there to record this day where all Mariah fans will flock to go see the movie together. It took a long time to get the movie shown in Brazil and a lot of fans are going there to show their support for Mariah. The event will take place in the shopping center in Rio De Janeiro.

Petition for Mariah DVD's
ButterflyDydrm is starting a petition to get Mariah's videos released on DVD. Many artists older videos are being released on DVD's and we want Mariah's to be released also. The videos that are being requested are Mariah Carey: The First Vision, Mariah Carey: MTV Unplugged, Mariah Carey: Here Is Mariah Carey and Mariah Carey from Madison Square Garden. If you would like these videos released on DVD also, please click the link below...
Sign The Petition

updated byregina February 18, 2002 4:30 PM  
Why Was Mariah Daily Down?
Tuesday (February 5th), Mariah Daily was down and then later that night it came back up shortly. Hours later, once again, the site was not working and remained that way until Saturday, February 9th. The reason the site shut down was because the server that Mariah Daily was on completely crashed. Peel, who hosts mariahdaily.com, had to back everything up that was on Daily and move it to the new server, which took a while to do. When the site came back up on Saturday (Feb. 9th), we were unable to update because the ftp server also crashed. So, today was the first time we could get access to Mariah Daily so we could update.

Like you, I was completely frustrated with how long it took to get this site back up and running. Due to that, I purchased my own domain name and host and I will be moving this site. Mariah Daily is changing location from mariahdaily.com to mariahdaily.net in about one week! I am a little upset to lose the .com but I am tired of this website going down several times a month and I want it on a much more secure server. Plus, no more pop-up banners and no more ad banners on Mariah Daily, which should make all of you happy too! Webmasters, please change the site address in your link pages too and pass the word around of the site change location! This site will probably be shutting down shortly, so make sure you bookmark mariahdaily.net

Below is some news from the past week that we received...

Get Well Book..Mariah Responds
Last year, during Mariah's exhaustion period, we put together a book here at MD to wish her well. There were thousands of messages sent to Mariah within three different books. One was featured on MTV Cribs recently even. Well on Tuesday, one of Mariah's assistants called Lillian. Lillian was at school at the moment and they left a message with her family saying how Mariah wanted to send Lillian an autgraphed Loverboy cd single for her letter in the Get Well Books she received. Lillian had provided her phone # in the letter but not her address and that's why they contacted her. So as you can see, it pays to participate in these letter gatherings for Mariah. Make sure you check out the Birthday Project link on the right to participate in the latest one and make it unique. Ya never know, Mariah might be writing or calling you. It happened to Lillian and it happened to me, you might be next!!

Wise Girls in Belgium
Gilles, from Heroe's Of Mariah, informed me that Wise Girls will hit Belgian theaters in Fall/Winter 2002.

New Mariah Message
Mariah left another new voice message at her Official Site and thanks to Honey & Kate, from Butterflies Are Free, we have the transcript for you...
Mariah: (laughing) Hello! I'm calling you from the kitchen tonight. With Jack and Ginger and Mary Ann...
Mary Ann: Hello!
Mariah: Mary Ann's chimin' the bell this evening. Actually I was trying to get the dog saying hello to you, let me see if I can do it. Hold on. Mary Ann, can you hold the phone for a second please? Thank you lamb!
Mary Ann: Of course (Mariah's clapping and calling for Jack in the background) Now what will be taking place is this present...moment...
Mariah: Come here Jack!
Mary Ann: She's ready to kill!
Mariah: Say hello! Come here Jack!
Jack barking
Mariah (laughing) I love you, enjoy you and I appreciate you! Bye!
Mary Ann: Bye Bye!

Check out the audio in the voice message page.

Pictures from Enquirer
Mariah is on the coverof the February 19th issue of National Enquirer. Inside are four pictures of her, three of her working out before the Superbowl. Of COURSE, it's all lies and rumors, so I am only scanning the pictures for you to see. The fourth picture we all seen before, so I didn't bother scanning it. It's her holding the football sitting on the chair, no big deal. Check out the scans in Gallery 3.

Plus, in Gallery 3, you'll find a couple other nice new pictures of Mariah. Thanks to RATBoy4181for the SuperBowl pics and Jeff for the US Weekly and Entertainment Weekly scans.

MariahDaily.com Voted Best Fan Site
This is from Popdirt.com. Thanks to everyone who voted for Mariah Daily!
Mariah Carey's most popular fan site, MariahDaily.com, was voted as the favorite pop star's fan site in our most recent poll, beating out a strong late surge from ChristinaAguielra.to, which finished second. Our latest poll asks 'Who do you think is the sexiest male pop star?' Again, the polls are limited to 12 nominees so apologies if your favorite isn't listed. One vote per day limit.

Columbia Re-Releases Three Mariah Singles
Ballsath informed me that on March 5th, Columbia will be releasing three old Mariah singles.
05-Mar-02 Mariah Carey EMOTIONS COLUMBIA CD Single
05-Mar-02 Mariah Carey I'LL BE THERE COLUMBIA CD Single
05-Mar-02 Mariah Carey ONE SWEET DAY COLUMBIA CD Single

Magazine News
Janel, from MariahsLambs.com, sent us the latest magazine news...
Rolling Stone February 28, 2002- article page 22, mentions on page 65
YearBook 2002 People Weekly- Mariah pictures, articles on pages: 5, 16, 22-23 , 34, 102, 143
US Weekly February 18, 2002 --- picture on cover, picture & article pages 16-17

SuperBowl 36 DVD
Joe informed me that you can purchase the SuperBowl 36 DVD on March 5th. Hopefully it will include Mariah's performance, which it most likely will.

Attention AIM Users
Want a Mariah icon on your AOL Instant Messenger? Well click here and check all the Mariah ones. Thanks to Swati for informing me of this.

NRJ Interview
NRJ Interview ButtterfIi informed us that you can check out the Mariah interview in France about Glitter in real audio at NRJ website.

Virgin Split Was Good Move For Mariah
Mariah Carey's recent split with Virgin Records after just one album was a good move for the artist, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. A total of 60% of 4,099 voters agreed that the artist is better off after accepting the label's payout of $28 million (on top of a $21 million advance) to settle her multi-album contract after the disappointing sales of "Glitter," her only Virgin release.

Of that total, 36% believe that Carey can now find a new label willing to help her return to the level of her past multi-platinum releases. Another 24% said the money and newfound freedom to do what she pleases in the future made her the winner in the deal.

On the other hand, 31% said that Carey's star power has waned, and that the split was better for Virgin, which decided to cut its losses in paying out her contract, rather than risk an uncertain future with the artist. Another 9% said that the negative press she received for "Glitter," coupled with last year's emotional and physical breakdown, now makes her an undesirable artist for any label.

Source:
Thanks to Mazouni for this article from Billboard.com

Magazine News
PrYmE informed me that Mariah is in the February isse of People Espanol. She is on pages 53 and 75.

Site Change
Aaron from Mariahs Reflection moved his page from MariahsReflection.cjb.net to Mariahsreflection.javait.net Please update your bookmarks.

Charts
Rhomeyn sent me the lastest charts for the week ending on February 16th from Billboard:
Hot 100 Singles Sales
15 Never Too Far/Hero Medley, Mariah Carey
67 Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo

  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
    23 Never Too Far/Hero Medley, Mariah Carey
    61 Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
  • The Billboard 200
    168 Greatest Hits, Mariah Carey

    Updates
    There were a few more lines added to You Know You Are A Mariah Fan When section (thanks KaLiAh, Chris and LambyFrog1114). Plus, there is a new Pic O' The Week and a new Quote O' The Week. Finally, I added two links to the links page and they are also pasted below:
    Mariah Lovers
    Mariah Carey is the Bomb

  • updated byregina February 6, 2002 8:30 AM  
    Whitney Calls Mariah
    According to Whitney's Official Website, Whitney called Mariah after her performance this past Sunday at the Super Bowl to let her know that she did a wonderful job. Thanks to Laney for informing me of this.

    Mariah Wins Poll
    Ritchie informed me that on last nights Access Hollywood, they showed the poll on who was your favorite act of the Super Bowl. Here were the results:
    Mariah's rendition of the national 40%
    The Game itself 36%
    The commercials 15%
    The Playmate fear factor 9%

    updated byregina February 5, 2002 11:15 PM  
    Updates
    First off, earlier today Mariah Daily was down from 12pm EST until up to a hour ago. Peel.com, the company that hosts this site was having some problems; Sorry for that inconvenience. Moving on, the February News page is now up and running. Also, there is a new Quote O' The Week and a new Pic O' The Week. Check them out if you like.

    Two new links were added to the links section...
    Mariah Cafe
    Mariah Zone

    Mariah And The Anthem
    It was just one note: a startling, near-ultrasonic squeal on the word ''free.'' But that impossibly high flourish was enough to make Mariah Carey's Sunday night Super Bowl performance her first unambiguous triumph in months. And judging from the look of relief on Carey's face as she finished the national anthem, the beleaguered superstar had needed nothing less.

    Other than that one glorious octave leap, Carey's ''Star-Spangled Banner'' was remarkably restrained, with the diva resting comfortably in the low end of her prodigious, oft-over-used vocal range (despite rumors to the contrary, she did not appear to be lip-synching). The usually barely-dressed singer even dug deep enough into her closet to find a tasteful blue dress to wear, though she couldn't resist accessorizing with some seriously bling-blinging jewelry.

    In all, the brief appearance felt like a first step on a long road toward career recovery for Carey, who slipped into ''Behind the Music''-land last year with a ''physical and emotional breakdown'' and the failed movie debut ''Glitter,'' along with its flop soundtrack album. Last month, Carey's record label paid tens of millions to break its contract with her; the Super Bowl appearance was her first public effort since that news broke.

    Carey's uncharacteristically modest performance Sunday night seemed particularly glittering in contrast with the pre-game show's alternately histrionic and saccharine patriotic tunes. There, any heartfelt touches by Marc Anthony, Mary J. Blige, Patti Labelle, and Wynonna were drowned out by goopy string arrangements and the stomping feet of teen dancers in red, white, and blue Statue of Liberty outfits. Paul McCartney's version of his would-be anthem ''Freedom'' was less bombastic, but we've already heard more than enough of that post-Sept. 11 quickie.

    Halftime show performers U2 had much less at stake than Carey: Their two-decade career is on an upswing that includes numerous Grammy nods for 2000's ''All That You Can't Leave Behind.'' They brought along the heart-shaped stage from their ''Elevation'' tour, and repeated the tour's tribute to the victims of Sept. 11's terrorist attacks, projecting the names of the fallen on a screen behind the band.

    Lead singer Bono spent Saturday speaking at the World Economic Forum in New York, and all that chatter about Third World debt must have worn on his vocal cords; he had to shout his way through the high notes on ''Beautiful Day'' and ''Where the Streets Have No Name'' (which the band introduced with a snippet of the obscure ''Unforgettable Fire'' track ''MLK''). Still, the band's road-forged confidence and Bono's camera-grabbing swagger were the latest reminders of U2's continuing vitality

    Source:
    Thanks to Mariah4Life for this article from EW.com

    New Pics
    Check out Gallery 3 for some new pictures of Mariah from the Super Bowl. Thanks to MariahsLambs.com for the four screen caps

    Mariah's TV Moments
    The hour special just aired on VH1 and to tell you the truth, it was basically the same exact special as before, just tweaked a little. I added some dates you can check it out in the Important Dates section and here's a rundown on what took place...
    Arsenio (June 1990), NBA Performance (June 1990), Aresenio (Sept 1990), Jay Leno (Nov 1990), Grammy's (Feb 1991), Emotion Video (Sept 1991), Unplugged (May 1992), NBC Special (Nov 1993), XMas Video/Appearances (Dec 1994), Honey Video (July 30, 1997), Diva's Live (April 14, 1998), VMA's (Sept. 5, 1998), Heartbreaker Video (April 16, 1999), Regis and Kathy Lee (1999), Homecoming Special (Dec 14, 1999), AMA's (Jan 17, 2000), Diva's Live (April 2000) and Loverboy Video (June 8, 2001).

    Mariah Sings Live
    Stephen wrote us to tell us that Mariah did sing live at the Superbowl. He works for the NFL's Marketing Department and was assigned Assistant Director of Talent, basically meaning he was in charge of the artists including Mary J Blige, Marc Anthony and Mariah Carey. They all sang live and at the end of Mariah's performance, she came to him and told him she hopes that her fans and everyone else liked it cause she had trouble hearing herself in the ear monitors. They kept feeding back and she also said that she usually never sings with the ear monitors. She said she had a hard time hearing herself when she hit the "Free" note. In the end, it all worked out.

    Help A Lamb
    Melissa sent me the following e-mail...
    Hello.  I am in serious need for help, and I am asking you for a big favor.  My friend has recently been SERIOUSLY injured in a car accident the day before new years.  He has yet to come out of a coma.  My friends and family fear for the worst.  He and I are the biggest Mariah Fans and I am making him a book of tons of Mariah things.  If you could please post a message on your site asking for any Lamb that is willing to help another Lamb to please contact me at SWTY149@aol.com.  I need pictures, quotes, whatever anyone has.  I am so lost with things over flowing in my life right now and it would be so nice if you could please do this for me. Please help a Lamb, I know Mariah would if she could, or if she even knew about this. 

    updated byregina February 4, 2002 9:00 PM  
    New Design Is Completed
    All the pages on Daily should now be running 100%, except the February 2002 Back Issue news page. That should be up hopefully Wednesday. If there are any problems you see with the new design, please contact us. Once again, a HUGE thanks to Jagert for redesigning the entire MD website. He really did an amazing job and we are all greatful.

    REMINDER: TV Moments
    Don't forget that tomorrow night on VH1, a new special will air on Mariah Carey at 10pm EST. It's another special on her greatest t.v. moments.

    New Pictures
    superbowl I scanned the picture from the USA Today newspaper today and you can check it out in Gallery 2. Mariah was featured on the cover and they had a 2 page article on her career (Liron already reported about the article online in her update below). Along with that, Mariah was in the The Press of Atlantic City. It was a picture we already had in Gallery 2, so I didn't bother scanning it.

    Valentine Day Special
    Laura informed me that in the UK cable television book, it talks about events that will take place on Valentine Day. On the music channel, MAGIC, it is having a "Hello Lovers" Day and here is what it says...

    "Hello Lovers -You wont need reminding that today is Valentine's Day, but you may like to know you can seal your love with a request via music channel MAGIC. Mariah will see you there"
    Laura is unknown on whether they will just play Mariah's songs or if Mariah actually have something to do with it. There is a very lovely picture of Mariah with the information too, Laura tells me.

    You Know You Are A Mariah Fan When...
    Kelly sent me #349 to add to the You Know You Are A Mariah Fan When. Check it out if you like by clicking here.

    updated byliron February 4, 2002 4:25 PM  
    Great Superbowl Reviews
    As it should be, Mariah's performance of the national American anthem at last night's Superbowl has receieved fantastic reviews.
    MariahBuzz collected some of those reviews from various sources and from people on FOMM. Check them out:
    From EW:
    It was just one note: a startling, near-ultrasonic squeal on the word ''free.'' But that impossibly high flourish was enough to make Mariah Carey's Sunday night Super Bowl performance her first unambiguous triumph in months. And judging from the look of relief on Carey's face as she finished the national anthem, the beleaguered superstar had needed nothing less.

    From ET Online:
    After the coin toss, R&B sensation Mary J. Blige and Latin pop sensation Marc Anthony performed "America the Beautiful" and "The Star Spangled Banner," backed by the Boston Pops orchestra. Pop diva Mariah Carey then stepped in to sing the National Anthem.

    From Boston Globe:
    Best rendition of the national anthem since Whitney Houston in '91: Mariah Carey, the biggest-selling female artist in history.

    From People.com:
    Marc Anthony and Mary J. Blige, accompanied by the Boston Pops, sang "America the Beautiful," and, on an even higher note, Mariah Carey -- wearing a full-length, royal blue dress and looking and sounding strong -- delivered "The Star-Spangled Banner."

    From Contra Costa Times:
    First came a booming rendition of the national anthem by Mariah Carey, and some four hours later, a shower of red, white and blue confetti fell to the Superdome turf.

    From NY Times:
    Mariah Carey sang the national anthem in a wardrobe and performance that were simple but elegant. (Two words you'd never expect to see in the same sentence as Mariah Carey.) Her straight hair, unadorned blue dress and diamond necklace suited her low-key, inflected delivery of the song.

    From NY Daily News:
    Mariah Carey sang the national anthem just before the game, doing more to rehabilitate her career, and before a larger audience, than any other move she could have made.

    From Chicago Tribune:
    Yes, a dose of patriotism is fair enough at the American professional football championship. That's what singing the National Anthem is for, an opportunity which, incidentally, the much-maligned Mariah Carey handled with aplomb. With her understated rendition, she demonstrated that at least one North American pop diva understands that singing the most notes does not equal being the best singer.....Mariah Carey scored a victory before the game with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem."

    From Washington Post:
    Mariah Carey sang a stirring rendition of the national anthem.

    From Canoe:
    Thankfully, mercifully came the national anthem sung by pop music's Frances Farmer, Mariah Carey.

    From USA Today:
    Former president Bill Clinton's appearance on the pre-game program elicited boos, while Mariah Carey drew hoots of "I love you!"
    The catcalls quieted, however, when Carey sang the national anthem.

    The fans held up red, white and blue glow-sticks in the darkened dome as Mariah Carey sang the national anthem.

    From Sun Times:
    While the Fox Network missed no opportunity to trumpet this Super Bowl as a celebration of "the spirit of America," the producers somehow missed the fact that two of their three musical draws were Irish and English. Mariah Carey was the only American citizen, but she got extra points for being a New Yorker. Carey acquitted herself well during a low-key but still diva-esque reading of "The Star-Spangled Banner".

    Possitive Comments & Articles About M
    From USA Today (Thanks Deland)
    Music insiders don't sell Mariah short
    When Glitter's fairy dust settles, pop's golden girl will shine again. So say music industry observers who expect Mariah Carey to land a fat record deal, despite a bomb album that ended her estimated $100 million multi-album contract with EMI. The label's $49 million buyout won't sideline Carey, who sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday, for long. "She's going to get signed in a heartbeat," predicts Martin Kirkup of Direct Management, which handles k.d. lang and Patti LaBelle and recently ushered Eden's Crush onto the charts. "She's got an amazing five-octave range. Most labels would be eager to sign her to a high-royalty, low-advance deal. The biggest danger is that this is a business where perception can become reality."
    Read the rest of the article here.

    From LA Times (Thanks Amy)
    They Call the Win Mariah's
    To celebrate Mariah Carey's latest comeback, the National Football League will stage a Super Bowl today right after she sings the national anthem. And why not celebrate? A few months ago Carey was hired by EMI, the recording company, and paid $21 million merely for signing a contract. A few days ago she was fired by the same company and was paid even more--$28 million--merely to walk away. Please, can we be fired just like her?
    The reason for paying the high-strung 31-year-old singer to not sing is that her beautifully crystalline voice, which has sold more albums than anyone but Elvis and the Beatles, is no longer selling well. Last fall her movie "Glitter" fared worse than poorly at the box office, while its soundtrack attracted only 501,000 buyers, 1/286th as many listeners as last year's Super Bowl had viewers. But before we start feeling too smug as silent spectators at America's Fame Game--building up bright young stars to tear them down and create another lovable underdog--let's remember that lavishly rewarding lack of success is a hallowed American tradition. We pay farmers millions not to farm. We aid the enemies we wallop in war more than the friends who stand beside us. When executives lead their huge corporations into poor sales, hopeless disarray and even bankruptcy, they're paid large sums to walk away. Why shouldn't an album failure pay as handsomely as bankruptcy in, say, the energy trading business? Sure, these transients in the spotlight are as disposable as a November People magazine. They rise. They fall. Some come back, like Cher, a Super Bowl-performing alum; others don't, like what-was-his-name Michael Belton?
    So maybe there is something to this new Doing Less for More Mariah Maxim, a lucrative lesson for those of us misguided souls raised to think that only a full day's work was worth a full day's pay.
    If down is now up and vice versa in this topsy-turvy world, maybe the underdog New England Patriots do have a chance today against the St. Louis Rams. Our advice: Take the points and Mariah's voice.

    MC played on Rick Dees (Thanks poggi2)
    Rick Dees on KISSFM Los Angeles just played Mariah's National Anthem..
    and he said something like "here is something that will wake you up. When she hit the high note he said, "wow...that's a high note!" and after it was done he said that it "gives you goosebumps"!

    From cnnsi.com (Thanks vnce73)
    On another Sports Site...cnnsi.com...Peter King Writes a column every Monday after the weekend football games and gives his thoughts....This is his thoughts on Mariah's Performance:
    "3. I think these are my random Super Bowl observations:
    a. Mariah Carey can sing the national anthem for my team anytime"

    Superbowl MPG
    Please check out MariahMM for the best MPG file of last night's performance of "The Star Spangled Banner"!

    For more multimedia files, check out the lovely Mariah Style

    Vote for MC in polls
    Regarding the Superbowl:
    Vote for MC on ESPN (Thanks ThankGodIFoundMC)
    Vote for MC on Access Hollywood (Thanks RainShower)
    Reminders:
    Vote for MC on VH1
    Vote for MC on Billboard

    updated byregina February 4, 2002 9:00 PM  
    New Design Is Completed
    All the pages on Daily should now be running 100%, except the February 2002 Back Issue news page. That should be up hopefully Wednesday. If there are any problems you see with the new design, please contact us. Once again, a HUGE thanks to Jagert for redesigning the entire MD website. He really did an amazing job and we are all greatful.

    REMINDER: TV Moments
    Don't forget that tomorrow night on VH1, a new special will air on Mariah Carey at 10pm EST. It's another special on her greatest t.v. moments.

    New Pictures
    superbowl I scanned the picture from the USA Today newspaper today and you can check it out in Gallery 2. Mariah was featured on the cover and they had a 2 page article on her career (Liron already reported about the article online in her update below). Along with that, Mariah was in the The Press of Atlantic City. It was a picture we already had in Gallery 2, so I didn't bother scanning it.

    Valentine Day Special
    Laura informed me that in the UK cable television book, it talks about events that will take place on Valentine Day. On the music channel, MAGIC, it is having a "Hello Lovers" Day and here is what it says...

    "Hello Lovers -You wont need reminding that today is Valentine's Day, but you may like to know you can seal your love with a request via music channel MAGIC. Mariah will see you there"
    Laura is unknown on whether they will just play Mariah's songs or if Mariah actually have something to do with it. There is a very lovely picture of Mariah with the information too, Laura tells me.

    You Know You Are A Mariah Fan When...
    Kelly sent me #349 to add to the You Know You Are A Mariah Fan When. Check it out if you like by clicking here.

    updated byliron February 4, 2002 4:25 PM  
    Great Superbowl Reviews
    As it should be, Mariah's performance of the national American anthem at last night's Superbowl has receieved fantastic reviews.
    MariahBuzz collected some of those reviews from various sources and from people on FOMM. Check them out:
    From EW:
    It was just one note: a startling, near-ultrasonic squeal on the word ''free.'' But that impossibly high flourish was enough to make Mariah Carey's Sunday night Super Bowl performance her first unambiguous triumph in months. And judging from the look of relief on Carey's face as she finished the national anthem, the beleaguered superstar had needed nothing less.

    From ET Online:
    After the coin toss, R&B sensation Mary J. Blige and Latin pop sensation Marc Anthony performed "America the Beautiful" and "The Star Spangled Banner," backed by the Boston Pops orchestra. Pop diva Mariah Carey then stepped in to sing the National Anthem.

    From Boston Globe:
    Best rendition of the national anthem since Whitney Houston in '91: Mariah Carey, the biggest-selling female artist in history.

    From People.com:
    Marc Anthony and Mary J. Blige, accompanied by the Boston Pops, sang "America the Beautiful," and, on an even higher note, Mariah Carey -- wearing a full-length, royal blue dress and looking and sounding strong -- delivered "The Star-Spangled Banner."

    From Contra Costa Times:
    First came a booming rendition of the national anthem by Mariah Carey, and some four hours later, a shower of red, white and blue confetti fell to the Superdome turf.

    From NY Times:
    Mariah Carey sang the national anthem in a wardrobe and performance that were simple but elegant. (Two words you'd never expect to see in the same sentence as Mariah Carey.) Her straight hair, unadorned blue dress and diamond necklace suited her low-key, inflected delivery of the song.

    From NY Daily News:
    Mariah Carey sang the national anthem just before the game, doing more to rehabilitate her career, and before a larger audience, than any other move she could have made.

    From Chicago Tribune:
    Yes, a dose of patriotism is fair enough at the American professional football championship. That's what singing the National Anthem is for, an opportunity which, incidentally, the much-maligned Mariah Carey handled with aplomb. With her understated rendition, she demonstrated that at least one North American pop diva understands that singing the most notes does not equal being the best singer.....Mariah Carey scored a victory before the game with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem."

    From Washington Post:
    Mariah Carey sang a stirring rendition of the national anthem.

    From Canoe:
    Thankfully, mercifully came the national anthem sung by pop music's Frances Farmer, Mariah Carey.

    From USA Today:
    Former president Bill Clinton's appearance on the pre-game program elicited boos, while Mariah Carey drew hoots of "I love you!"
    The catcalls quieted, however, when Carey sang the national anthem.

    The fans held up red, white and blue glow-sticks in the darkened dome as Mariah Carey sang the national anthem.

    From Sun Times:
    While the Fox Network missed no opportunity to trumpet this Super Bowl as a celebration of "the spirit of America," the producers somehow missed the fact that two of their three musical draws were Irish and English. Mariah Carey was the only American citizen, but she got extra points for being a New Yorker. Carey acquitted herself well during a low-key but still diva-esque reading of "The Star-Spangled Banner".

    Possitive Comments & Articles About M
    From USA Today (Thanks Deland)
    Music insiders don't sell Mariah short
    When Glitter's fairy dust settles, pop's golden girl will shine again. So say music industry observers who expect Mariah Carey to land a fat record deal, despite a bomb album that ended her estimated $100 million multi-album contract with EMI. The label's $49 million buyout won't sideline Carey, who sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday, for long. "She's going to get signed in a heartbeat," predicts Martin Kirkup of Direct Management, which handles k.d. lang and Patti LaBelle and recently ushered Eden's Crush onto the charts. "She's got an amazing five-octave range. Most labels would be eager to sign her to a high-royalty, low-advance deal. The biggest danger is that this is a business where perception can become reality."
    Read the rest of the article here.

    From LA Times (Thanks Amy)
    They Call the Win Mariah's
    To celebrate Mariah Carey's latest comeback, the National Football League will stage a Super Bowl today right after she sings the national anthem. And why not celebrate? A few months ago Carey was hired by EMI, the recording company, and paid $21 million merely for signing a contract. A few days ago she was fired by the same company and was paid even more--$28 million--merely to walk away. Please, can we be fired just like her?
    The reason for paying the high-strung 31-year-old singer to not sing is that her beautifully crystalline voice, which has sold more albums than anyone but Elvis and the Beatles, is no longer selling well. Last fall her movie "Glitter" fared worse than poorly at the box office, while its soundtrack attracted only 501,000 buyers, 1/286th as many listeners as last year's Super Bowl had viewers. But before we start feeling too smug as silent spectators at America's Fame Game--building up bright young stars to tear them down and create another lovable underdog--let's remember that lavishly rewarding lack of success is a hallowed American tradition. We pay farmers millions not to farm. We aid the enemies we wallop in war more than the friends who stand beside us. When executives lead their huge corporations into poor sales, hopeless disarray and even bankruptcy, they're paid large sums to walk away. Why shouldn't an album failure pay as handsomely as bankruptcy in, say, the energy trading business? Sure, these transients in the spotlight are as disposable as a November People magazine. They rise. They fall. Some come back, like Cher, a Super Bowl-performing alum; others don't, like what-was-his-name Michael Belton?
    So maybe there is something to this new Doing Less for More Mariah Maxim, a lucrative lesson for those of us misguided souls raised to think that only a full day's work was worth a full day's pay.
    If down is now up and vice versa in this topsy-turvy world, maybe the underdog New England Patriots do have a chance today against the St. Louis Rams. Our advice: Take the points and Mariah's voice.

    MC played on Rick Dees (Thanks poggi2)
    Rick Dees on KISSFM Los Angeles just played Mariah's National Anthem..
    and he said something like "here is something that will wake you up. When she hit the high note he said, "wow...that's a high note!" and after it was done he said that it "gives you goosebumps"!

    From cnnsi.com (Thanks vnce73)
    On another Sports Site...cnnsi.com...Peter King Writes a column every Monday after the weekend football games and gives his thoughts....This is his thoughts on Mariah's Performance:
    "3. I think these are my random Super Bowl observations:
    a. Mariah Carey can sing the national anthem for my team anytime"

    Superbowl MPG
    Please check out MariahMM for the best MPG file of last night's performance of "The Star Spangled Banner"!

    For more multimedia files, check out the lovely Mariah Style

    Vote for MC in polls
    Regarding the Superbowl:
    Vote for MC on ESPN (Thanks ThankGodIFoundMC)
    Vote for MC on Access Hollywood (Thanks RainShower)
    Reminders:
    Vote for MC on VH1
    Vote for MC on Billboard

    updated byregina February 3, 2002 7:10 PM  
    Mariah's Performance
    SuperBowl As promised, you can download Mariah's performance at the Super Bowl by clicking here. As for her performance, absolutely amazing. For those of you wondering whether it was live or pre-recorded, it was, for sure, LIVE. Her voice faded in and out towards the end and if it was recorded, it wouldn't of been like that. It was a moving experience and Mariah was extremely respectful by the way she sang it. Brought a tear to my eye and I am sure many of yours too. WAY TO GO MARIAH!!!!!

    Check out the screen caps in Gallery 2, courtesy of MARIAHC.nu

    New Pics
    Thanks to Nacho and JCLovesMC563 for the other three pictures in Gallery 2, which you can also check out.

    updated byregina February 3, 2002 4:40 PM  
    New Pic
    Blue Dress I added a scan from the February 12th issue of Star Tabloid. I didn't bother adding the description under her dress because it wasn't a nice one. Check it out in Gallery 2

    SWAN SONG?
    February 3, 2002 -- Fallen pop diva Mariah Carey hopes her "Emotions" don't get in her way when she sings the national anthem at today's Super Bowl - a patriotic performance that could make or break the songbird's road to recovery. The 31-year-old songstress, who will be accompanied by the Boston Pops Orchestra, hopes today's appearance in front of an estimated 130 million TV viewers - and another 800 million around the world - will bring fans back into her corner. Her image has suffered lately, in the wake of last year's emotional breakdown and her ugly split last month with Virgin Records. The song is expected to hit an emotional high note because of the wave of patriotism generated in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Carey will also have pressure to do well because it is the first time the country has been at war during the big game since Whitney Houston magnificently performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa during the 1991 Gulf War.

    Source:
    Thanks to Joanna for this article from the NYPost.com

    REMINDER: Mariah on T.V.
    VH1 Don't forget to check out E! News Daily, Entertainment Tonight, Extra and Access Hollywood for coverage of today's SuperBowl game. They will all be backstage at the game. Plus, Tuesday is a brand new special on Mariah's TV Moments at 10 pm EST on VH1. Don't miss it!

    VH1 Poll
    Several people informed me that on the main page of VH1, there is a poll asking who you think the greatest diva of all time is. M is against Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Celion Dion. Here are the results after I voted, during this update...

  • Celine Dion 37%
  • Mariah Carey 31%
  • Tina Turner 21%
  • Aretha Franklin 7%
  • Diana Ross 4%
    Celine beating Mariah? I don't think so, please go vote!

    MTV Asia: Mariah Beaten By Britney
    The first ever MTV Asia Awards, Asia's first ever pan regional Awards show celebrating both local, regional and international talent from around the world, were held before 7,000 screaming fans at the Singapore Indoor Stadium last night, February 2. Hosted by Ronan Keating and Mandy Moore, the show featured live acts, and honoured Asian youth's choice of movie, fashion designer, and music in a ceremony that married cultures. The show will air across Asia on MTV channels, premiering last night at 10.00 p.m. Singapore time.Pan regional winners included Bon Jovi (Favourite Rock Act), Ricky Martin (Favourite Male), Britney Spears (Favourite Female), Westlife (Favourite Pop Act), "The Call" by the Backstreet Boys (Favourite Video), Linkin Park (Favourite Breakthrough Artist), Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (Favourite Film), Donatella Versace (Favourite Fashion Designer). Local MTV territory Favourite Artists include Siti Nurhaliza (Malaysia), Pru (Thailand), Stefanie Sun (Singapore), PADI (Indonesia), Regine Velasquez (Philippines), Sammi Cheng (Hong Kong) Chang Hui Mei (Taiwan), "Tanha Dil" by Shaan (India), Kang Ta (Korea), Na Ying (China). "Jaane Kyon" from the movie "Dil Chahta Hai" won the award for Favourite Indian Film Artist.Malaysian rap group Too Phat kicked off the festivities with a rousing pre-show performance to entertain the crowd of fans gathered outside to wait for their favourite celebrities at the red carpet. The night featured a stunning opening featuring percussionists Bond in a duet with Danish super group Safri Duo. Pink then took over, to "Get The Party Started" - and it only got better. Other incredible collaborations include M2M with Indonesian group PADI, a joining of the divas with Stefanie and Na Ying wowing the stadium, hunky host Ronan Keating swooning with Asha, while Mandy and Regine proved that East and West can make beautiful music together! Other highlights included Ronan Keating singing solo, a special treat by Blue, the unique sounds of god from Korea, P.O.D. rocking the house, with Enrique Iglesias adding a hot Latin touch. Japanese superstar Ayumi Hamazaki added her own brand of magic to the show and was presented with a special honour for being the "Most Influential Japanese Artist In Asia". The show ended with a rousing finale by Westlife bringing the first ever pan Asian music extravaganza to a fitting end!Additional presenters at the event included Zhang Ziyi, Anggun, Stefanie Sun, WWF superstar Lita, Ziana Zain, Natural, Thongchye Macintyre, Tanya Chua, Tata Young, Kit Chan, Natural, Karen Mok, Siti Nurhaliza, Dewa, Celeste Chong, PRU, Shaan, Dreamz FM and Cirque Du Soleil.Another category, the Inspiration Award, which honours an individual or group admired by Asian youth or an organisation that has contributed to the betterment of Asian youth was awarded to Jackie Chan for being an inspiration to the young people of Asia and around the world.The show is airing on all of MTV Asia's channels, reaching more than 150 million households, with portions airing on MTV's channels around the world

    Mariah Single Goes For $1,020.00
    Stephanie informed me that the Canadian promo single for There's Got To Be A Way went for $1,020.00 on eBay last night.

    Fight Back!
    Erica sent me the following e-mail and I really think we should try to help her out on this one...
    Okay I was listening to y100 a radio station in miami florida, and some girl called in on the radio station and totally dissed Mariah Carey saying she was physco and how she has a big head and shes fat and stuff, and when the girl was finished talking the dj's got on the radio and was saying how Mariah Carey was gonna lip sink on the superbowl and then if that wasnt enough, they said, did you see the show cribs on MTV, well you see how she pulled out the fan book I bet she had to blow the dust off of it.  I was kinda upset how they totally dissed her between the girl and the DJ's.  So I called the radio station and asked if they could say something and if it could be on air and they said about what and i said about Mariah Carey and they said no we cant play anymore about Mariah Carey we got her pretty good.  And I was like Im a mariah carey fan I dont want to diss her I want to give her support.  And they said no that they couldnt play anymore stuff about mariah carey.  So they let anyone call in and say as much bad stuff about mariah carey as they could say and then when someone wants to call in and support her  they dont let me.  Well i just wanted to let you guys know.  I figured maybe the fans could write an email to the radio station saying something nice about mariah and maybe then y100 will see how many Mariah Fans there is out there one of the DJ's email addresses that is given on the website is syoung@ccmiami.com

    Mariah in Teen
    Michelle, from Star Mariah, informed me that Mariah is in the March 2002 issue of Teen magazine, with Pink on the cover. She is on page 38 and there is a picture of her from the Glitter premiere.

  • updated byregina February 2, 2002 4:40 PM  
    Pics From France
    Glitter Falling Nicolas sent me three cute pictures of Mariah when she was in France in November. The picture on the right is of M reaching up for Glitter that is falling. Nicolas said she was so nice and so beautiful and also, you can catch Glitter in theaters in France from Feb 6th until March 5th. They are promoting it everywhere in France with the Glitter posters. Check out Gallery 2 for those pictures.

    More From Oprah
    Devin told me that she was there at the Oprah show and a lot of things were cut. She said that Mariah's mom did say Mariah was born on March 27, 1970 because she realized that it was the day before her birthday (13 years before Devin).

    Mariah in Entertainment Weekly
    Jason informed me that Mariah is in the new eiditon of Entertainment Weekly (feature story "Money Honey" on pages 6-7). She is also mentioned on pages 24-30 about the Sundance festival, however not all of those pages are hers. They talk about all the other films that were at Sundance and show pictures, but they have one of the cutest pictures of Mariah, Mira, and Melora Jason have seen thus far.. We'll hopefully have that scan up on MD very shortly.

    Vote For Mariah
    Tim informed me about a poll on Billboard. At the time he checked, she was losing but I just went and voted and she was winning, it seems. Please take 1 minute and go vote for her by clicking here.

    Mariah Carey and Virgin Records recently parted ways after just one album, with the label deciding to pay out $28 million dollars (on top of a $21 million advance) to end her multi-album contract following last year's disappointing sales of "Glitter." Do you think that this was a good move for Carey?

  • Yes. Mariah walked away from Virgin with a good deal of money, and the freedom to do what she wants from this point onward. 26%
  • Yes. Now Carey can find a label that will work with her to bring future releases up to the level of her past multi-platinum albums. 34%
  • No. Carey has received too much bad press since last year's emotional and physical breakdown and the flop of the "Glitter" album and film. Now, the split with Virgin makes her an undesirable recording artist for any label. 10%
  • No. Carey's star power has waned, and the move was better for Virgin, which decided to cut its losses in paying out Carey's contract, rather than endure an uncertain future with her. 29%
    Total votes 902

  • updated byLiron February 2, 2002 3:30 PM  
    All about the Superbowl!!
    Superbowl Times:
    FOX Live 3pm (US)
    SAT1 Live 8pm GMT (Germany)
    Canal+ Live 8pm GMT (France)
    SKY SPORTS 1 10:30pm GMT (UK)
    Nederland 2 10:50pm GMT (Holland)
    METV 10pm GMT (Middle East)
    SBS 10am Sydney time (Australia)

    Exclusive Pictures at Maxim Super Bowl Party
    Singer Mariah Carey shows off an American flag with singer Patti LaBelle at Maxim's Super Bowl benefit for the HollyRod Foundation February 1, 2002 in New Orleans, LA. (Photo by Ronald)
    The beautiful picture (GettyImages) is up on Gallery 2
    For more images from that party, you can visit WireImages
    Thanks Nacho!!!

    Mariah in rehearsals

    Pictured to the left is a photo of Mariah Carey & Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pops during rehearsals today at the Superdome for the Super Bowl opening ceremonies and halftime show. (Globe Staff / Bill Greene)

    Source:
    MariahBuzz


    CNN article
    In The Spotlight
    The Superbowl
    Mariah Carey has been having a lot of trouble lately, but she's landed a super spot at the Super Bowl. She's scheduled to belt out the national anthem. Will it be as legendary as Whitney Houston's stirring 1993 rendition during the Gulf War? Well, Mariah will likely use all eight octaves in giving it her best shot.
    Full article available on: CNN (Thanks MariahBuzz!)

    Conference Audio File
    Ugri recorded the soundfile of the press conference with Mariah talking about the Superbowl and Phil uploaded it to MariahStyle

    New Mariah Site
    Mariah Carey - There For Me
    by Nathan

    Baby Mixes
    by Michael

    MC French
    by JahMarc

    New Message Uploaded
    The latest voice message by Mariah and its transcript from January 30th have been added to the Voice Messages Page.

    Also, the message from August 25th has been fixed and is available to download again.

    SoundScan Updated
    On the new soundscan sales reports for this week, both Glitter and Can't Take That Away rise!

    This Week /Last Week
    CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY
    (Single)
    #4 / #39 TOP DANCE SINGLES (BILLBOARD) (SoundScan)
    #12 / 0 TOP EXTENDED SINGLES (12",MAX (SoundScan)
    #36 / #131 TOP SINGLES (SoundScan)
    #53 / #96 YTD MAXI-SINGLES (SoundScan)
    #85 / #125 YTD SINGLES (SoundScan)
    #126 / #172 R&B SINGLES CORE STORES (SoundScan)

    This Week / Last Week
    GLITTER
    (Album)
    #26 / #29 TOP SOUNDTRACKS (SoundScan)
    #37 / 0 RECORD LABEL EMD ALBUMS (SoundScan)
    #45 / #48 YTD RECORD LABEL EMD ALBUMS (SoundScan)
    #108 / #111 YTD RnB ALBUMS (SoundScan)
    #130 / #154 CURRENT R&B ALBUMS CORE STORES (SoundScan)

    Thanks Nacho!

    Rainbow Lady
    Dennis wrote a beautiful tribute song for Mariah called "Rainbow Lady".
    You can all download it on on his site.
    In addition, Dennis is a starting artist and has even made an interview for a French site! The interview is in English and you can view it HERE

    Great reviews for Glitter on Israeli music site
    Rebecca tells me that Glitter has receieved fantastic reviews on the Israeli music site "Mooma".
    If you understand Hebrew you can read it HERE

    updated byDanielle February 1, 2002 9:00 PM  
    More New Pics
    I added 4 more pictures to Gallery 2, two from Miss Honey and Kate (Butterflies Are Free), and two that I scanned myself.

    I scanned one is of Miss Mariah from the February 11th issue of People Magazine (as I promised earlier) and the other is from People's new 2002 Yearbook. Mariah is featured on pages 22 and 23, and on the index page under "C" and on the back of the book. I got mine today and it cost $8.99, but the price on the book itself is $9.99. Go grab yourself a copy if ya got a lil extra time

    Mariah Gets More Props
    Rudy informed me that Pamela Anderson was on TRL and when asked what CD's she has in her CD player right now, one of the CD's she named was "Mariah Carey"

    updated byRegina February 1, 2002 3:40 PM  
    Listen To Interview
    Susana told me that you can listen to the nice ten minute interview that Mariah did with Delilah by clicking here. It's a nice interview, so make sure you check it out.

    More SuperBowl Pictures
    Today Show I added a few more SuperBowl pictures to Gallery 2 today, courtesy of Shino from Love Love Jack. Check them out if you like!

    M Singing At The SuperBowl
    Honey & Kate, from Butterflies Are Free, sent us a small soundfile of Mariah singing partof the Star Spangel Banner for rehearsals yesterday. It's only the very beginning of the song and it's pretty low but you can check it out by clicking here.

    Latest Charts From Billboard
    Rhomeyn sent us the latest charts from Billboard...

  • Hot 100 Singles Sales
    15 Never Too Far/Hero Medley, Mariah Carey
    36 Crybaby, Mariah Carey Featuring Snoop Dogg
    64 Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Cameo
  • Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
    4 Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme), Mariah Carey Featuring Snoop Dogg
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
    18 Never Too Far/Hero Medley, Mariah Carey
    58 Loverboy, Mariah Carey Featuring Da Brat & Ludacris
  • The Billboard 200
    145 Greatest Hits, Mariah Carey
  • Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
    96 Greatest Hits, Mariah Carey

    Arguement on M's Birthdate
    Richard informed me that on the last Oprah Winfrey show with M and her mother, Patricia, Pat said that Mariah's brother was nine years older than Mariah and that he was born in 1961. So that would mean that Mariah was born in 1970. I'm still trying to get confirmation on 1970 though and when I know, I'll post it.

    Westlife on M
    I am pretty sure I added this a while ago but it doesn't hurt to add it again. Christina informed me that in Westlife's latest album, Coast To Coast, they put the duet with Mariah on it (Against All Odds). Mark thanks Mariah in his Thank You section and it says...

    To Mariah Carey (Bambi Starlight),
    Thanks for making my dream of singing with you a reality-you really are the best and you better believe it!

    Magazine News
    Janel, from MariahsLambs.com sent me the info on what magazines you can check M out in...

  • TV Guide- February 2-8, 2002   mentions page 93, 94
  • Critics Choice Video & DVD Video Catalog- Glitter Ad page 12
  • Time- February 4, 2002 picture & article page 71

    Plus, Jorge informed me that Mariah is in the new Newsweek magazine. It's the February 4th issue and there is a cute picture/article on page 63. The article is about her split from Virgin and yeah, it's not too nice.

    New Sites
    I updated the links page with the following two new sites...

  • Lovergirl-Mariah
  • MariahLovers

    New Calendar
    Cat, from Diva MC, sent me one more Mariah calendar and you can check that out in the Calendar Wallpaper Page.

  • updated byDanielle February 1, 2002 2:30 PM  
    New Calendar Wallpapers
    Asma (Miss Mariah Carey) sent us 3 new calendars for the month of February, which I added to the Calendar Wallpapers section.

    Asma's site has also been updated recently, due to the site being around for a whole year now :) So please check it out!

    Superbowl Pics
    There are now 21 pictures of Miss Mariah from the Superbowl Conference yesterday, but since the pictures are copywritten I'm not gonna post them on here.

    There are some ADORABLE pics, so you gotta see them!

    Just go HERE!!

    Thanx muches to Judyna for the link!

    Transcript
    Mariah said why she thinks it's a good idea to not sing the song live, which you can read in the transcript from last night's show, thanx to Stephy from Mariah's Web:

    Introduction: Welcome the great Mariah Carey

    Mariah: Thank you
    Interviewer: It's gonna be a little different singing for so many people, give us your thoughts on that.

    Mariah: Well it's amazing to think how many people are going to be watching and, a, I am really excited about it, I've never done this before.

    Interviewer: You've never done the anthem before
    Mariah: Nope.
    Interviewer: When was the last sporting event, have you done a sporting event where you sang?
    Mariah: I've never sang the Anthem , but I sang America The Beautiful Once a long time ago.
    Interviewer: Wow
    Mariah: Yeah

    Interviewer: I know there has been alot of media coverage about your departure from Virgin Records , can you tell everyone here about that?

    Mariah: Basically, I 've never been happier , it's the best decision I could have made, and , um, I'm just looking forward to the future.

    Interviewer: Okay Questions here?
    Questions: (Question inaudiable)

    Mariah: I think everybody brings something new to the anthem you know when they do a performance so there own, so every performance is amazing you know I'm just trying to do the best I can , and do my own version.

    Question: Hey Mariah, How are you ?
    Mariah: Good how are you ?
    Question: Fine, Uh, (Question inaudiable)

    Mariah: Can't you tell by the way I hold the ball ? (laughing) Oh dear.... the last thing I learned was uh, the 2 teams playing (laughing). I am not gonna pretend I know alot about football. The Rams and the Patriots... (laughing)

    Interviewer: She does know her football
    Question: Mariah you are wearing red, so does that mean you're rooting for the Patriots?
    Mariah: I have a blue dress that I am wearing as well, what does that mean nothing? (laughs)
    Interviewer: It means you like the Ram colors
    Mariah: (Laughs) Hey
    Interviewer: Question Here:
    Question: (Inaudiable)

    Mariah: I didn't , I don't know about the whole thing , but, I don't know what to say. I didn't know it was a competition (laughing)

    Everyone Laughs

    Mariah: Ok... Hi -

    Question: Alot has been made about lip syncing or singing and earlier, it was said that alot has been pre-recorded by artist. Have you made a decision yet? About how you are going to go about that?

    Mariah: I think the decisions were all made because of the fact that in a place of this , you know, you normally have the place just the sound quality it's really difficult for the people performing, and for the people listening..because of the fact that it bounces off the walls and its you know, it's not really the best of circumstances and I think everbody especially this year wanted to make sure that they get the best results.

    Interviewer: Question:
    Question: Is it going to be pre-recorded? (rest inaudiable) Is it pre-recorded then?
    Interviewer: Only on Sunday - Sir
    Mariah: (Laughs)
    Question: (Inaudiable)
    Mariah: What was the question?
    Question: (Repeated- about Boston Pops)

    Mariah: It's an honor , and I am very honored just to be here particularary this year , I think it's really important I think everybody is really focused on it a, patriotic nature of the show and everything else. The Boston Pops did an incrediable , um, rendition, of the Anthem so I'm really looking forward to the show.

    Interviewer: Question in the back here
    Question: Hi Mariah, Rick Williams (naming his source) Any relation to Drew Carey?
    Mariah: YES! We're cousins. No, just kidding. (laughs)
    Interviewer: Next Question:

    Question: How does it feel to be asked to sing such an important song after the evnts of the Sept . 11 attacks?

    Interviewer: Good Question.
    Mariah: I'm sorry I didn't hear the last half of it.
    Interviewer: In front of 800 million people world wide will be watching...

    Mariah: Well Definitly after the events of Sept. 11th, I think that people obivously have been much more focused on . um, the patriotic nature of this event and what it's going to mean.. the fact that the world is watching , it's a very important honor and so I'm just really honored to be here and to be doing The National Anthem , and um, hoping that people enjoy it.

    Interviewer: One more question lady in the white again.

    Question: Alot of your fans, on seem to be (inaudiable) problems earlier, how do you feel right now , anything to say to them, (inaudiable)

    Mariah: Um, to my fans, I have a very special relationship to my fans because they are the most loyal and incredible people, and um, as always I just thank them for being here and I hope that they enjoy watching, you know watching the Superbowl. I hope they enjoy watching my performance, I love them.. they know that.

    Thank you Mariah . Look forward to seeing you on Sunday
    (ROOM CLAPPING

    New Pics!
    Hanta, a sweet lamb from France, sent me 3 new pictures today- two of our Miss Mariah in Paris last November, and one of an HUGE display that some lambs made for her. It's just awesome and I'm sure she LOVED it :)

    To see the new pictures, just run to Gallery 2!

    I'll have a scan of Mariah from this week's People magazine later, as well as any new magazines that Mariah might be in today, so check back for that

    M In People Magazine
    A sweet lamb named Courtney sent me this article from the Februrary 11th issue of People Magazine, which contains a small pic of Miss Mariah

    CUTTING BAIT
    Folowing dismal sales of Mariah Carey's last album, Glitter, EMI's Virgin Records sent the diva packing on January 23 with a $28 million golden handshake in an effort to avoid fulfilling the $80 million four-record deal Carey signed with them last April. But if misery loves company, Carey should take enormour comfort. Recently Rod Stewart, 57, David Bowie, 55, Sinead O'Connor, 35, Anita Baker, 44, and the group Van Halen have all split - on their own terms or not - with major recording companies thrilled to unload fat contracts.

    Despite past success, says one music exec, aging rockers are "not going to get on Top 40 radio now, and that's how albums are sold." Young artists are simply wiser investments. Labels can either, "spend $2 million on a superstar and never see a penny, " he says, "or $400,000 on a baby band and make big bucks." Sound draconian? It is, says music attorny Fred Davis. "Decisions are made more and more about money and not about the love of music."

    Still, many believe Carey. 31, with more No. 1 songs than anyone except Elvis Presley or the Beatles, won't be label-less long. "She's a talent, no doubt about it," says the music exec, "and she'll have another hit." And there's this sign of encouragement: In 1998 Virgin dropped reggea artist Shaggy - only to see him release his biggest CD, Hot Shot, on a rival label two years later.

    New Mariah Poem
    Delwin sent us a new poem he wrote, using all the letters of Miss Mariah's name, and you can read it on the Poems section of M's Fan Center

    Site Down
    Jennifer wanted me to let everyone know that her site, Extreme Mariah has been down due to the host site, tripod, and should be up and running again very soon


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