Monday, June 17, 2024

Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon Have Babies, Get Lost at the Hospital


Congrats to Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. Not only did they have their twins today at 9:07am pacific, they also got lost inside the hospital after arriving in their Rolls Royce Phantom. And it’s their wedding anniversary. As their rep Cindi Berger told me: “It was like something out of I Love Lucy.” No names yet, but they’re bound to be interesting. This has been a long haul for Mariah, who’s 41, and has been married to Nick for two years. You’ll recall her great career launch in 1989, followed by an unhappy marriage to her mentor, Tommy Mottola. When she tried to break free of Mottola and get into hip hop, critics and fans went crazy. Then she got in acting, and made “Glitter,” unintentionally hilarious. It looked like curtains for Mariah, but she came back strong first with the album “Charmbracelet” and then “The Emancipation of Mimi.” The latter was such an outsize enormous hit that it brought her back twice has big as before. And now the happy ending: twins. Plus she’ll have a new album before the end of year. After that. Carey will likely join L.A. Reid and return to Sony Music. Whew!

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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