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GIMME FIVE: Reasons Why Mariah Carey Was Off-Key at the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

mariah-carey-rockefeller-tree-lighting 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 consciously uncoupling from her marriage with 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 dress always 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!
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Happy Christmakwanzukkah!: A Celebration Of Black-Jewish Entertainers

Hang the stockings, light the menorah, gather around the tree and spin the dreidel! It's time to recognize the famous African American Jews who celebrate Hanukkah as well as Christmas---and maybe even Kwanzaa: Lisa Bonet - the Life on Mars actress has a Jewish mother and an African American father. Lenny Kravitz - the sexy singer boasts Jewish TV producer Sy Kravitz for a father and the late African American TV star Roxie Roker of The Jeffersons for a mother. Sophie Okonedo - the British star of The Secret Life of Bees has a Jewish mother and a Nigerian father. Slash - the Velvet Revolver metal head has a mother of Nigerian descent and a British Jewish father. Rashida Jones - the former Office worker is the daughter of African American music icon Quincy Jones and Mod Squad actress Peggy Lipton who is Jewish. Rain Pryor - the daughter of African American comic legend Richard Pryor has a Jewish mother.
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Obama Nativity Figurines Gaining Popularity in Italy

Barack Obama's popularity is reaching biblical proportions as handmade figurines of the President-elect and his wife Michelle are finding their way into Christmas nativity scenes in Italy. The production of nativity figurines is a tradition in the southern city of Naples and in recent years the addition of celebrity figures to the holy gathering has become a fun part of that tradition. While this year's choice of manger additions includes U.S. Presidential election candidates Hillary Clinton and John McCain as well as French President Nicolas Sarcozy his wife Carla Bruni and the Pope, Italian craftsman Genny Di Virgilio admits, "the ones we are selling the most of are those of Barack Obama, America's new president, along with his wife Michelle." PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS
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GIMME FIVE: Reasons Why Mariah Carey Was Off-Key at the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

mariah-carey-rockefeller-tree-lighting 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 consciously uncoupling from her marriage with 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 dress always 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!
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Happy Christmakwanzukkah!: A Celebration Of Black-Jewish Entertainers

Hang the stockings, light the menorah, gather around the tree and spin the dreidel! It's time to recognize the famous African American Jews who celebrate Hanukkah as well as Christmas---and maybe even Kwanzaa: Lisa Bonet - the Life on Mars actress has a Jewish mother and an African American father. Lenny Kravitz - the sexy singer boasts Jewish TV producer Sy Kravitz for a father and the late African American TV star Roxie Roker of The Jeffersons for a mother. Sophie Okonedo - the British star of The Secret Life of Bees has a Jewish mother and a Nigerian father. Slash - the Velvet Revolver metal head has a mother of Nigerian descent and a British Jewish father. Rashida Jones - the former Office worker is the daughter of African American music icon Quincy Jones and Mod Squad actress Peggy Lipton who is Jewish. Rain Pryor - the daughter of African American comic legend Richard Pryor has a Jewish mother.
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Obama Nativity Figurines Gaining Popularity in Italy

Barack Obama's popularity is reaching biblical proportions as handmade figurines of the President-elect and his wife Michelle are finding their way into Christmas nativity scenes in Italy. The production of nativity figurines is a tradition in the southern city of Naples and in recent years the addition of celebrity figures to the holy gathering has become a fun part of that tradition. While this year's choice of manger additions includes U.S. Presidential election candidates Hillary Clinton and John McCain as well as French President Nicolas Sarcozy his wife Carla Bruni and the Pope, Italian craftsman Genny Di Virgilio admits, "the ones we are selling the most of are those of Barack Obama, America's new president, along with his wife Michelle." PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS
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