Mariah Carey took to the stage on January 30th at the 2015 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival to do what she does best….change outfits numerous times, sit down, allow the audience to sing most of her songs, and oh yeah, lip-sync.
To the diva’s credit, she did hit her infamous high note, the “whistle register,” for like a second.
Blindie still loves you Mariah because you are trying (really hard) to hold it down.
Lupita Nyong’o sashays to her car after leaving Moonshadows’ Blue Lounge in Malibu, CA on Saturday.
If anyone knows the designer of this hot little number Lupita is rocking, please let Blindie know. Apparently the Brazilian website Missaodresslike.br thinks they have found the economical equivalent of Lupita’s outfit. Emphasis on the words, ‘thinks they have found.’
First off, Mariah Carey was and still is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and the third best-selling female artist in the U.S. She has five Grammy awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, 31 Billboard Music Awards, more number-one singles than any other solo artist, AND a five-octave vocal range. Ok, so she may not still have all five octaves, but the point is Mariah has earned her diva heels. Cut the lady some slack and consider these five reasons why Miss Mariah was a little bit off-key at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony:
1. Miss Mariah is currently in the middle of getting rid of divorcing Nick Cannon, and according to People Magazine she missed the pre-taping on Tuesday because she was on the phone with lawyers for FIVE HOURS before taking to the stage late. We all know that talking on the phone to or about your ex always screws up the rest of the day.
2. Miss Mariah’s dressalways is was too tight. It’s hard keeping tune when you can’t even breathe.
3. Maybe she needed a Snickers bar. Oh wait, maybe it works the other way around. Click here to get clued in on the Snickers/Diva thing.
4. Mariah didn’t have her signature bedazzled microphone. A diva cannot sing into a gilded mic, it must be diamonds! Diamonds! Dammit!
5. Mariah has been singing in five octaves for over two decades and some of those octaves are starting to retire. But that’s alright, because her once pristine voice is preserved on numerous multi-platinum albums.
We agree with QueenofLuther in the comments section of The Concourse who said, ” this is unfair and the asshole sound guy who leaked this should be fired.” Shake it off, Mariah!
Apparently there are a lot of Star Wars fans who are “okay with blue people, green people and purple people but black people is going too far.” Yes, that’s an actual quote from a nobody nerd who likes science fiction, Steve Collataly. He goes on to say this about black people – “If they want to be in space why don’t they get their own universe? And by the way, do we have to have black people in everything? Aren’t white people good enough already?”
Blindie wonders if nerd Steve knows that the creator of his holy Star Wars is married to a black woman, Mellody Hobson. And yes Steve, black people have to be in everything, especially if everything means the consumable media that surrounds you in this country. According to Nielsen, “African-American consumers have unique behaviors from the total market…they’re more aggressive consumers of media and they shop more frequently. Blacks watch more television (37%), make more shopping trips (eight)… than any other group.” This means that we have purchasing power and we are the ones that need to be included in the media that we are consuming and purchasing.
We’re not even going to get into history and the origins of man, we’re just going to keep this on a purely financial and science fiction level.
Another nerd, Janet Harries, posted this on the Internet: “I don’t mind blacks in the film as long as they play characters like Jar Jar Binks who, strangely enough, I don’t want in the film either. If we must have blacks then I hope they start out black when they’re evil and turn white when they’re good again. Just like Darth Vader did.”
Wait, what? Jar Jar Binks was never supposed to represent black people on purpose. Yes, jar Jar was voiced by a black person, but it was a racist blunder that turned Jar Jar Binks into a shuffling racial joke, much the same way that the Neimoidians resembled Asian Emperors. And when was Darth Vader ever black? Yes, he was voiced by a black person, but….oh never mind!
It’s a movie people! And the times they are a changing, so stop saying things that your grandparents would’ve said sixty years ago, it’s embarrassing already.
“Obviously, there’s a smell of marijuana in the air,” said the astute anchor as he described the drama unfolding in Ferguson to his colleague Anderson Cooper.
Is it obvious Don? Why is it obvious?
Last week Lemon’s douchey remark was directed at one of Bill Cosby’s rape accusers. Joan Tarshis detailed her unwanted sexual encounter with Cliff Huxtable Bill Cosby and Lemon gave her this tidbit of advice – “you know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it.”