Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Has a Daytime Party for Kids and a Nighttime Party for Everyone Else

January 3, 2017
in Kids

Mariah Carey in Mariah’s World, enjoying her nighttime party. After a holiday hiatus and a 2017-vibe-defining New Year’s Eve performance, Mariah Carey is back in her iconic television docuseries Mariah’s World. With a new year, a new format: This episode actually focused on Mariah Carey herself, instead of her civilian staff #NewYearNewMeNewFocus. Though the opening scene was filmed in March, we’re ushered into 2017 with a poorly done montage of Mariah, her children, her staff, and her dancers, singing Mariah Carey Christmas music on her private minivan jet. There’s even fake snow, bubbles, and uncomfortable-looking clips of Bryan Tanaka playing with Mariah’s kids and treating them like they’re his own. The Christmas party is headed to Copenhagen, the next stop on Mariah’s tour. In Denmark, Mariah catches up with Lee Daniels. They giggle closely, reminding each other how they got their start as friends and professional partners. Lee Daniels must have found some time — between overseeing Empire and telling black actors to “stop complaining” — for sit-down confessionals for Mariah’s show. Lee explains that he and Mariah are both severely damaged from having difficult living and working conditions as young people. He admits that, like others, he has ways of coping with his past, and he thinks Mariah copes with hers by maintaining her over-the-top personality. While Mariah is cutting up with Lee Daniels, unfortunate assistant Molly sets up an Easter/Mariah anniversary party. The two holidays land on the same day, so Molly wants it to be perfect for Mariah and her kids. Not only does Molly hide Easter eggs around the restaurant, but she also got an Easter-bunny costume and was prepared to dive deeper into character than Charlize Theron in Monster. Sadly, while in costume, Molly is pulled over by a producer who asks her to remove it before Mariah’s arrival, as Mariah and Stella have decided to forgo the party’s live entertainment. Everyone seems to enjoy themselves, especially Mariah, who...

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