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Mariah Carey on the Home Shopping Network: Two hours distilled into four golden minutes -- watch the video here

It’s been a little heavy around here the past few days. But luckily, there is a lamb-sprinkled rainbow cutting through the darkness, and her name is Mariah Carey.

Carey is not just a singing superstar. She is a retail wonder—one capable of putting clothes on your back, baubles on your ears, and “a cocktail of explosive fruity sensations” in the air around you.

With so many things to sell (jewelry, fragrances, purses, shoes and the like), it’s no wonder Mimi took up a two hour block on HSN this past Sunday night. In her first major appearance since the birth of her twins, Carey was in rare form, complaining about her pregnancy, directing traffic with special guest (and husband) Nick Cannon, ordering around the HSN models, and generally acting like Mariah Carey.

And while the entire broadcast was more or less wall-to-wall magic, the good people at Jezebel have condensed Carey’s appearance on HSN into a four-minute blast of free-association highlights. Follow the jump to bask in the awesomeness of Mimi unleashed:


Mariah Carey's pregnancy album due soon

Mariah Carey just delivered perhaps the biggest release of her life—her two children with husband Nick Cannon (whose names, Moroccan and Monroe, might not be as ridiculous as once thought).

But that won’t be her only big life event in 2011: Cannon revealed today that Carey was working on an album during the pregnancy and plans on dropping it this year.

“She’s been working away, and we have a studio in the crib, and the pregnancy has totally inspired her on so many different levels,” Cannon told the New York Daily News. “You’re definitely gonna see some new phenomenal music from Mariah.” Does that mean we can expect a lot of lyrics about having to pee a lot?


Pregnant Mariah Carey gets naked, bares her baby bump: 'My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.'

Just last week, the very pregnant pop diva Mariah Carey gave us a glimpse of her butterfly-covered baby bump via Twitter, and now she’s gone even further: In a (possibly bizarre?) twist on that famous Demi Moore Vanity Fair cover, Mariah Carey has bared it all in the final few days of her pregnancy for the cover of Life & Style magazine, which you can glimpse right here. One word: wowza.

Carey says she went nude for fans.”I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Mariah told the magazine. “My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.”

The “We Belong Together” singer’s due date is in a few weeks, but contractions sent her to the hospital on March 27. “Now I have so much respect for mothers everywhere, especially those who’ve had difficult pregnancies or given birth to multiples,” said Carey, who’s having twinsa boy and a girl. “We need to have Mother’s Day once a week!”

How do you feel about Mariah’s baby bump-baring nudity? Startled? Loving it? Freaked out by it? Are you ready for her twins?

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50 Cent donates Gaddafi performance fee to Unicef

50 Cent, who performed a private concert for Mutassim Gaddafi — son of the Libyan dictator — in 2005, has announced that he will donate the fee he received for the gig to Unicef. “In light of the ongoing events in Libya,” a representative for the rapper said in a statement, “50 Cent will be making a donation to Unicef, which is providing vital relief supplies to meet the needs of women and children at risk during this crisis.” The performer joins a list of musicians including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Usher, and Nelly Furtado, all of whom performed at private events linked to the Gaddafi family and, in the wake of the violence in Libya, have subsequently announced donations to charity.

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Beyoncé reveals that she donated Gaddafi performance fee, while Mariah Carey issues statement: 'I feel horrible and embarrassed'

GaddafiImage Credit: Chris Pizzello/Burhan Ozbilici/Evan Agostini/AP ImagesAs the situation in Libya worsens, the music world’s eyes have been trained on stars including Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Usher, and 50 Cent—all of whom have performed at opulent soirees thrown by Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi or members of his family.

Rolling Stone reported earlier this week that these artists have been facing calls to give away the money they earned from their performances. Yesterday, Beyoncé’s publicist released a statement saying that the singer had done just that: “All monies paid to Beyoncé for her performance at a private party at Nikki Beach St. Barts on New Year’s Eve 2009, including the commissions paid to her booking agency, were donated to the earthquake relief efforts for Haiti, over a year ago. Once it became known that the third party promoter was linked to the Qaddafi family, the decision was made to put that payment to a good cause,” the statement reads.

Mariah Carey, meanwhile—who received $1 million after performing for Gaddafi’s son Muatassim in 2008—has issued her own statement on the matter: “I was naïve and unaware of who I was booked to perform for. I feel horrible and embarrassed to have participated in this mess. Going forward, this is a lesson for all artists to learn from. We need to be more aware and take more responsibility regardless of who books our shows. Ultimately we as artists are to be held accountable.”

What do you think, readers—do you respect these artists for their admissions after the fact, or believe they shouldn’t have agreed to the performances in the first place?

UPDATE: Carey’s rep reports: “Mariah Carey has written a new song, “Save the Day,” and the proceeds from that song will go to human rights organizations.”

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Mariah Carey's 'Merry Christmas' special last night: Three highlights worth watching

mariah-carey-xmasImage Credit: Danny Feld/ABCYou know who’s super-fun around Christmastime? The grand dame of “All I Want for Christmas is You,” Mariah Carey, duh! Last night, the very pregnant pop diva premiered her ABC holiday special, Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas To You, and it did not disappoint in the anti-Scrooge category. It very successfully put me in the holiday spirit! The highlights were many—you can watch the full 45-minute special after the jump—but here’s a guide to the three most important moments from the Carey Christmasfest, including corresponding time codes:

00:00: The diva’s special-opening rendition of sleigh-bell and school yard-chant happy new single “Oh, Santa!” was the perfect kick-off for the evening. This thumpy, joyful tune proves: Mariah just wants to have fun!

35:00: The launch of Mariah Carey’s duet of “O Come All Ye Faithful” with her opera-singer mother Patricia Carey. It becomes a diva-off, with both reaching the rafters for the highest note in history. Who wins? You can be the judge of that.

39:45: Mariah closes out the night with her Christmas standard, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” If that doesn’t put you in the spirit, then nothing will. There’s simply few things out there that are this joyful.

Now watch the whole special here (or just skip to my suggested highlight portions):


Mariah Carey, Weezer, and N.E.R.D. albums all hit stores today

mariah-carey-christmas-IIEven with a newborn on the way, Mariah Carey is pressing on.  Sixteen years after making one of the most popular holiday albums ever, Carey returns with a sequel to Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas II You, re-recording several tunes from the original and introducing a few more. Fresh off of Halloween, the record is timed perfectly. As we make plans for turkey day, we know Christmas bells will be ringing in no time.

Weezer also released a two-CD deluxe reissue of their 1996 second album, PinkertonRivers Cuomo once considered the album a “hugely painful mistake.” But now he and Weezer fans alike know it to be a classic. And we agree. N.E.R.D.‘s new album, Nothing, is out today as well. Title aside, know that this trippy album has plenty to offer. Check out the review we gave it here. Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shae Haley’s new set delivers more cuts for rocking festivals and introspective cuts to reflect with.

Those are this week’s big releases. What records will you be buying this week? Let us know.

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Rihanna ties Gaga, Beyonce, Mariah for no. 1 pop radio hits

rihanna-rain-dont-let-upImage Credit: RD/Erik Kabik/Retna ltdAs MTV reports today, Good Girl Gone Bad Rihanna has gone good enough to qualify for a pretty rarefied status: With Eminem duet “Love the Way You Lie,” the Barbadian songstress has now officially had six #1 songs on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart.

Other artists with a Radio Divas Sixer membership in their wallet alongside the black AmEx and Sam’s Club card include Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce. (The latter two actually achieved it together with their “Telephone” collab earlier this year, though technicalities aside, Mimi is far and away the winner, having earned six no. 1 songs on the Hot 100 before the creation of the Pop Songs chart in 1993, and six after.)

Members of the next-tier-down posse include Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, and Pink, all with five no. 1’s.

What do you think, Mixers—should Mariah just own this radio rodeo, fair and square? Has Rihanna earned her spot in the club? And who, if anyone, will be next?

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Mariah Carey: 'Angels Advocate' remix album cancelled

Mariah-CareyImage Credit: Bill Davila/startraksphoto.comMariah Carey’s label tells the Music Mix that the rumors are true: Angels Advocate, the remix set that the diva was planning to drop next Tuesday, will no longer be released as an album. Multiple singles (“Up Out My Face” featuring Nicki Minaj, “Angels Cry” featuring Ne-Yo) have already surfaced from the project, which was to have paired Carey with new collaborators on reworked tunes from last fall’s Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. Now Island Def Jam’s plan is to continue putting out that new material as stand-alone singles instead of packaging it together into a full-length CD as originally intended. “We’ve released a few of Mariah’s hot remixes from Memoirs on iTunes and Mariah’s back in the studio working on some new surprises,” says a label rep. Angels Advocate was previously delayed to this month from a late February release date.

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New Mariah Carey video, 'Up Out My Face': Finally! Mimi is emancipated by hot new video

Sometimes, Mariah gets it wrong (“H.A.T.E. U”? H.A.T.E.D. those freakin swimsuits. “I Want to Know What Love Is”? I want to know why you’re in a baseball stadium full of sad people).

And then—she gets it so right.  In the new video for “Up Out My Face” from her upcoming duets remix album Angels Advocate, due March 30, there are so very many things to love: the color scheme (Target ad? White Stripes tribute?); the nonsensical (but sexical!) nurses’ outfits and Barbie boxes; rising Lil Wayne protege Nicki Minaj getting red, white, and saucypants all over; Nick Cannon (he also directs the clip) reprising his Drumline stomp in the outro. They wear silly outfits, they make silly faces; they have fun:

Wasn’t that delicious? Do you not want to put Minaj in your pocket? Are you fonder of Nick Cannon than you were five and half minutes ago? (He also directed his wife in another new video, the less-than-scintillating Ne-Yo collaboration “Angels Cry,” but we are letting that one slide; it is a forgiveness kind of day). Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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