Saturday 18 November 2017

Move over Kim K, Mariah Carey is filming reality series (but her team is not happy)

Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Forget the Kardashians and their bland, too-slow conversations punctuated by blank stares, selfies, shameless plugs, and food porn.

Mariah Carey is filming a reality show and it promises to be everything, if her 2002 episode of MTV's Cribs is anything to go by.

Back then she took a bubble bath in front of the camera crew, changed costume just because, and demonstrated how to use a treadmill in high heels.

More recently she was the first to join James Corden for Carpool Karaoke and she was a hoot.

Fourteen years after her Cribs appearance she has just married an Aussie billionaire, is mum to twins Monroe and Moroccan, and is living just as fabulous a life as ever.

US singer Mariah Carey and co-chairman of Melco Crown Entertainment James Packer stand on the red carpet ahead of the opening ceremony of the Studio City casino resort in Macau
US singer Mariah Carey and co-chairman of Melco Crown Entertainment James Packer stand on the red carpet ahead of the opening ceremony of the Studio City casino resort in Macau

Mariah's show, reportedly titled Marian's Squad, will, according to US magazine, chronicle "the behind the scenes drama of her Las Vegas residency, Mariah #1 to Infinity, and, come this spring, her two-month European tour".

She recently filmed scenes at Elton John's Oscar party.  Try beating that Kardashians.

“It’s nuts. Mariah is very funny on camera," said a source.

However, Page Six reports that all is not well in Camp Mariah as some of the people close to her believe she's above reality TV.

“Someone of Mariah’s stature should not be doing this. Whitney Houston did a reality show and that was the real end of it. We hope that it doesn’t end up being like when Whitney did Being Bobby Brown," said a source.

Mariah's manager is reportedly the instigator behind the TV series and the source is unhappy with her approach.

“Mariah’s amazing and treats people with the utmost respect and kindness and Stella is the total opposite. She comes from producing reality TV and calls herself the Russian dictator,” they add.

“I guess Mariah is just in love and not paying attention to what’s happening around her.”

Whatever the feeling behind the scenes the show promises to be TV gold.  However, a network and air date have yet to be confirmed.

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