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The Human Rights Foundation is criticizing Mariah Carey for her recent concert in Angola, calling the nation's president, José Eduardo dos Santos, a "notoriously corrupt" dictator. Carey performed a two-hour concert on Sunday at a gala for the Angolan Red Cross that was sponsored by mobile phone company Unitel. Dos Santos' daughter Isabel owns Unitel and is serves as president of the Angolan Red Cross. Dos Santos has reportedly ordered the deaths of many politicians, journalists and activists who oppose him. Video: Did Mariah Carey Call Nicki Minaj 'Satan?' Hrf president Thor Halvorssen slammed Carey in a statement. “Mariah Carey can’t seem
- THR Staff
We didn’t think Mariah’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ could ever get better. We were wrong. The Christmas classic got an injection of new life on Dec. 18 when Mariah performed it with Michael on his Christmas special. Read on to watch the duet!
Michael Buble‘s Christmas special, aptly-titled Michael Buble’s Christmas Special, was full of holiday fun and joy — but there was one clear highlight. It came when Mariah Carey joined Michael on stage to perform her genius Christmas classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
Since Michael released his own version of the song in 2011, we were anticipating a Christmas duet to end all Christmas duets on Dec. 18, and sure enough, our expectations were met. “It would be a huge honor if you would sing it with me,” Michael said to Mariah, »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
Wednesday (Dec. 18) Michael Buble aired his third annual holiday special on NBC, which featured guests like Cookie Monster, Mary J. Blige and, of course, Mariah Carey. The diva stopped by to sing her modern-day Christmas classic, "All I Want for Christmas is You."
Do you suppose she ever gets tired of singing that song? It has truly become one of everyone's favorite holiday songs since its release in 1994 and is seemingly everywhere this time of year.
Anyway, she and Buble did a rousing version, complete with jazzy horn section and Buble's signature Sinatra sound. It was definitely a highlight of the special -- video below. And also, video of Mariah singing "Christmastime is in the Air Again," a beautiful ballad that was another highlight.
What did you think of the Christmas special?
Michael Buble presented his third Christmas special the night of Wednesday, Dec. 18, and it was a massive hit. Following the special, Buble dominated Spotify’s Christmas songs, with nine out of ten of the most popular songs on the website. The only one that wasn’t his was Mariah Carey’s all-time classic “All I Want For Christmas” that took the number 2 spot.
Buble’s third annual Christmas special was a hit with viewers, earning NBC 5 million viewers, a 1.3 rating, opposite Fox’s X Factor finale. The show featured guest performers Mary J. Blige, who just released a Christmas album of her own, Mariah Carey and Cookie Monster.
Buble performed “The Christmas Song” with Blige and “All I Want For Christmas Is You” with Carey and also had each musical guest perform a solo for the televised event.
Buble performed »
It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Buble returns to NBC on Wednesday night for his third annual Christmas special. The one-hour telecast, which features Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and the Cookie Monster from “Sesame Street,” follows Kelly Clarkson’s NBC Christmas special from last week. The latest installment of Buble’s holiday variety show was filmed in early November in the singer’s hometown of Vancouver, but through the magic of television, viewers will be none-the-wiser. And it was not hard for the modern crooner to get in the holiday mood a little early, »
- Tony Maglio
Michael Buble, the smooth singer with the Rat Pack sensibility, has a contagious love of Christmas.
"It has now become a tradition, and NBC and I are happily married, and I will keep doing this," Buble says to Zap2it. "The fact is I would not have a third annual Christmas special if I did not genuinely love this holiday."
The trick is keeping the special, well, special and continuing to make it familiar and homey without being repetitive.
"We live in a very cynical world and times in every way," Buble says. "And I just hope I take people away for an hour and help fill them with the spirit of this beautiful holiday. It is a time when moms and dads can sit with their kids, »
Michael Bublé is back with his third annual Christmas special (airing Wednesday at 10 p.m. Et on NBC), and this year’s guests are Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey, whose bedazzled mic is truly something to behold. “I felt so unimportant,” Bublé jokes. “No, it was funny, we actually had a laugh about it, her and I. I like that the girls have bedazzled mics. I saw Katy Perry’s mic the other night behind the scenes at a show we were both doing together, it was glorious. They actually look like they have special powers. I expect to see it in, »
- Mandi Bierly
Fifteen years ago today, DreamWorks released The Prince of Egypt — an epic Exodus adaptation with an incredible cast, including (but not limited to) Val Kilmer, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ralph Fiennes, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, and Patrick Stewart. (Seriously, how great would it be to have a dinner party with that group?)
But the people who are perhaps most responsible for The Prince of Egypt’s legacy don’t even appear in the film: They’re Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, the voices behind a little diva duet to end all diva duets called “When You Believe. »
- EW staff
We’ve achieved a new gold standard for expressing the terribleness of a Saturday Night Live sketch — Vulture points out that this past week’s “Three Wise Guys” sketch was an awful idea that was pitched on the awful show within a show on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
Former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont is suing AMC, claiming that the network owes him money for profits on the hit show.
Deadline reports that How I Met Your Mother fave Ashley Williams has joined the cast of a CBS comedy pilot starring Jim Gaffigan. Williams will play Gaffigan’s wife a super-achiever with tons of energy, patience and humor. Is CBS trying to restart the underachieving »
- Lyle Masaki
On TV this Wednesday: Barbara Walters presents those she finds Fascinating, Mob City‘s last gamble, The X Factor’s Top 3 compete one last time and Cloris Leachman pays Kirstie a surprise visit. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The X Factor (Fox) | The Top 3 take the stage one last time in hopes of winning the competition.
8 pm A Home for the Holidays with Celine Dion (CBS) | The Grammy winner will perform alongside Ne-Yo, Chris Young and others, while sharing inspirational stories about children adopted from foster care. (No word on whether this will be more or »
Nobody's doing "Christmas spirit" quite like the Obamas. This year, America's first family has taken their celebrations up a notch, teaming up with celebrities, kids, and adorable elves for one seriously festive holiday season. The Obamas' Christmas fun kicked off with the arrival of their giant Christmas tree, which just so happened to come in on a horse-drawn carriage. And what could be more festive than singing with Miss Christmas Songs herself, Mariah Carey? Because yes, the Obamas did that, too. As the holiday approaches, take a look at all the reasons why President Obama and his girls are having the best Christmas ever. View Slideshow › »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Celebrity Super Couples have been dominating the tabloids for decades and it seems like we can’t get enough of them. Watching Beyonce and Jay-z frolic in each other’s star power in their recent “Drunk on Love” music video, just goes to show how significant celebrity couples can be, as two superstars are definitely better than one.
No matter whether you’re shipping Kimye or still loving Brangelina, super couples look set to remain a pop culture phenomenon in 2014.
So with the likes of Victoria and David Beckham reigning at the top of the super couple food chain, who are the emerging love birds for 2014? Keep reading to find out who I think will take the world by storm, in a Bennifer-esque furore of attention.
It is inevitable that this union of a much loved English boy bander and an up and coming octave busting »
- Jono Gibson
We all do things unbefitting of our characters from time to time. Why, just the other day I listened to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ in its entirety without even attempting to gouge out my eardrums (‘Tis the season, and all). Human beings are a complex muddle of emotions, experiences and myriad instances where we find ourselves far removed from our comfort zones. It is expected of us to act out of character now and again, with this in mind.
However, when characters from the movies do just that, we are a little less forgiving. Fictional characters should be clearly, characteristically defined and often, abruptly changing how they behave without the levels of graceful character development that would assuredly bring about this change can be seen as lazy or poor writing. Worse, if it’s a particularly beloved character, fans can see »
- Joe Gardner
As we head into the holiday season, this week has a little bit of everything. From Beyoncé’s surprise album — which you should download now — to Ron Burgundy’s return in Anchorman 2 and every fall finale in between, here’s what we recommend you put on your schedule:
Homeland season finale And Beyoncé on iTunes
Homeland wraps up its third season this week — what’s in store for Brody and Carrie? Other than an hour of twists and turns, we can’t be sure!
Plus: Queen B’s newest album was secretly released on iTunes and is the »
- Samantha Highfill
Mariah Carey said working on the past season of American Idol was "hell" as she bickered with fellow judge Nicki Minaj. But host Ryan Seacrest tells People that the new season of the reality show, which returns to Fox on Jan. 15, is drama free. That comes courtesy of the chemistry between returning favorites Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez and new judge Harry Connick Jr. "The judges are so fun and they are having such a good time and they are getting along so well that I think you will see your old American Idol back on the air," Seacrest told »
- K.C. Blumm
It has apparently become impossible to write a new Christmas classic. The holiday canon "isn’t just closed—it’s a location-undisclosed black site that’s locked down tighter than Santa’s workshop," observes Chris Klimek at Slate . The last song that really fits the bill is Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," and that came out in 1994. It's not for stars' lack of trying: Lady Gaga, for instance, had a Christmas song back in 2008, and Coldplay released one in 2010—but you probably don't remember either one. Yet much of the Christmas fare that comes out these days »
- Matt Cantor
The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics is on! EW is putting the best versions of the most-covered Christmas songs up to a daily vote to compile the ultimate holiday playlist. (We’ve already covered “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Let It Snow!” and “The Little Drummer Boy.”) If your favorite singer isn’t in the list below, you better not pout: Each artist will only appear once throughout the 12 days. Listen to our top six, vote for your favorite, and let us know why you made your pick in the comments below. »
- Katie Atkinson
Even if you’re the most ardent America Idol fan, odds are good you remember the Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj crazy train that derailed Season 12 more than you remember Candice Glover, the soulful South Carolinian who won. This year it’s all about the music promises new judge Harry Connick Jr. who joins Keith Urban and a returning Jennifer Lopez in search of Season 13’s superstar-in-the-making. “We are all so about these contestants,” the singer/actor says. “We also happen to really like each other. We eat lunch together and show each other pictures of our families. I watch the Saints games with Keith … Continue reading →
The post American Idol: Harry Connick Jr talks Season 13 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Lori Acken
Why do people still bother with Christmas albums? Leona Lewis's is far from the worst, but it needn't worry Slade
This week, it was reported that Noddy Holder and Jim Lea are set to make £800,000 in royalties this festive season. With a fortnight still to go before Christmas itself, one website claimed – unverifiably – that Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody has already earned its writers £512,000. In fairness, it's not as if anyone's really tried to knock Merry Xmas Everybody from its perch in the national affections recently. You'd think the potential to earn nearly a million quid a year from one song would send pop writers scuttling off en masse to try to dream up a new Christmas single to rival it, but no one in Britain seems to bother. The traditional explanation is that Christmas singles are too naff for latterday artists to countenance: they're a relic of a less sophisticated era, »
- Alexis Petridis
Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Madonna — these are only three of the amazing women who topped Forbes’ annual highest paid women in music list. Their incomes ranged from a whopping $125 million to an also whopping $29 million, but one HollywoodLife staple clocked in at number two with a very impressive $80 million.
Lady Gaga, 27, and Taylor Swift, 23, have both had pretty epic years. And on Dec. 12, both ladies made the cut when Forbes released its annual list of the ten highest paid women in music. Though Madonna topped the list with a jaw-dropping $125 million, one of these two ladies came in second with a cool $80 million. So, who do you think it was? Read below to find out!
Lady Gaga Made $80 Million In 2013
She lives for the applause, but the cash doesn’t hurt either! Lady Gaga came in second behind Madonna, earning a shocking $80 million in 2013. Much of the Artpop singer’s »
- HL Intern
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