Saturday, April 20, 2024

Mariah’s Last Stand: On Flats


A little more on Mariah Carey’s humorous fall on stage in Singapore.

Apparently she twisted her ankle in those high fashion boots. A friend told her she should have packed more sensible shoes. Mariah’s response: “I don’t have any!”

Now Mariah’s publicist, Cindi Berger, is sending her flats via Federal Express.

But still no one is saying anything about Mariah’s much rumored pregnancy. There’s always a chance that she is not pregnant, that her larger size is due to the process of trying to get pregnant–steroids, etc. What way to live, in a fishbowl. You wonder sometimes how people can take being observed and commented on constantly.

One thing about Mariah: she has a sense of humor. And to one commenter who wrote in about her voice: on the You Tube clips, to me, Mariah sounds just fine.

I know there are Madonna v. Mariah fanatics who want to start something but really: no one ever accused Madonna of being a great singer. Madonna has always had the abilities of a great showman and producer. She’s the Flo Ziegfeld of our time.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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