Monday, March 31, 2008

You HEARD IT HERE FIRST...


Mariah will be appearing on American Idol April 9th 2008 for "Idol Gives Back" and M is That Chick has obtained a bit of information who she is performing with...he is a legend, an R&B icon, who set the stage for the male R&B acts we have today, Mariah will be doing a special duet with the one...the only.. MARVIN GAYE! you heard it here first folks! I'm confident this info is right haha They will be performing "What's Going On"

Take A Listen To Bye Bye...

Bye Bye



This is stone groove steller smash hit.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Billboard: Touch My Body Drops...



Below, find the chart positions for "Touch My Body" in Billboard magazine issue dated April 5, 2008.

"Touch My Body"
Billboard Hot 100: #15 (Last Week #14)
Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #4 (Last Week #4)
Billboard Pop 100: #18 (Last Week #20)
Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #8 (Last Week #8)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #8 (Last Week #10)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #8 (Last Week #10)
Billboard Hot Club Play: #31 (Last Week: #51)
Billboard Hot Dance Airplay: #11 (Last Week: #13)
Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay: #9 (Last Week #9)
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #5 (Last Week #5)
Billboard Top 40 Mainstream: #8 (Last Week #9)
Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks: #1 (Last Week #1)
Billboard Hot RingMasters: #4 (Last Week #3)

Not to worry Lambs, TMB is still gaining airplay...and with all the nice downloads you all have been purchasing the song should sky rocket next week! Be on the look out for next week, it could be AMAZING!

source:Billboard

Happy Anniversary to MIMI!



We'd like to give a nice Happy Anniversary to MS. MC on her special day and hope she isn't working too hard and has a great festive anniversary! YAY! Because the world must stop in honor of this momentous occasion! wooo! Happy Anniversary! From all of us here at M is that Chick! *throws confetti in the air*

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Promo pic


awww this is overly airbrushed but we love it!

Hills Premiere Party


MC sounded....oh I wish I could say so many great things, but no she sounded...no comment! Anyways she looked amazing! She performed the soon to be 18th #1 (hopefully) Touch My Body, and her 16th number #1 We belong together! As well as That Chick. Here is a photo of her and her body guard Darrell (yummy) hehe


Touch My Body


We Belong Together

Monday, March 24, 2008

Mariah in Big Boy's Neighborhood


It was Mariah-Monday in Big Boy's Neighborhood morning show on Power 106 fm in Los Angeles. Of Course it was pretaped, it wasn't the best interview I've heard them do, but it was cool...

Touch My Body-Download Day!!!


Download from itunes, walmart, Amazon now!

Mariah Hits Up Club Villa in Los Angeles




Friday, Miss M was spotted clubbing in the city of paparazzi with bffs Rachel, Da Brat, and her nephew Shawn. Near by was her faithful body guard Rob, but like TMZ said...why have him there when Da Brat will knock ya ass out with a bottle of Dom P haha (Mariah bailed her out huh?)

Mariah's Macys Commercials




Touch My Body-Making The Video


part 1



part 2

watch now!

DOWNLOAD TOUCH MY BODY TODAY B*TCHES!


Opps I mean lambs! Make it her 18th #1 hit, if ya care!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Upcoming Macy's Ads




Here is a pic from the upcoming commercials for macy's featuring MC!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

What The F*ck Pic Of The Week



This Week's WTF pic of the week is more of a new dvd release, a nice little film Mariah was in and as you can see its so light hearted and cute that I just had to make it the "what the F*CK pic of the week" because its like wtf she be thinkin entertanin romantic feelings for that Mark Sudack (poser)....but you didn't hear that from me, oh no...you didn't hear it from me! **giggles**

Billboard: Touch My Body moves up 2 spots


Below, find the chart positions for "Touch My Body" in Billboard magazine issue dated March 29, 2008.

"Touch My Body"
Billboard Hot 100: #14 (Last Week #16)
Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #4 (Last Week #4)
Billboard Pop 100: #20 (Last Week #25)
Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #8 (Last Week #14)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #10 (Last Week #11)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #10 (Last Week #11)
Billboard Hot Dance Airplay: #13 (New Entry)
Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay: #9 (Last Week #14)
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #5 (Last Week #6)
Billboard Top 40 Mainstream: #9 (Last Week #14)
Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks: #1 (Last Week #1)


Without downloads its moving at a slower pace, let's just hope March 24th brings a lot of a downloads for the song to be MC's 18th #1 single!!

Source-Billboard.com

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Official Track listing and other release info for E=MC²


1. Migrate featuring T-Pain (Danja)
2. Touch My Body (C. "Tricky" Stewart and Tarius "The-Dream" Nash)
3. Cruise Control featuring Damian Marley (Jermaine Dupri)
4. I Stay in Love (Bryan-Michael Cox)
5. Side Effects featuring Young Jeezy (Scott Storch)
6. I'm That Chick (Stargate)
7. Love Story (Jermaine Dupri)
8. I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time (DJ Toomp)
9. Last Kiss (Jermaine Dupri)
10. Thanx 4 Nothin' (Jermaine Dupri)
11. O.O.C. (Swizz Beatz)
12. For the Record (Bryan-Michael Cox)
13. Bye Bye (Stargate)
14. I Wish You Well (James Poyser)


With over 160 million albums sold worldwide, Mariah Carey is the most successful female recording artist in history. This year, Mariah returns to the marketplace with E=MC², the follow up to the 10 million selling #1 album, The Emancipation of Mimi.

'Touch My Body' is the deliciously daring first single from the upcoming album release, which has already set records for its massive reception at radio across the Top 40, R&B, R&B/Adult, and Rhythm/Crossover formats. The single exploded onto the charts before official impact on February 19, 2008! Written and produced by Mariah Carey, C 'Tricky' Stewart and The-Dream, 'Touch My Body' sets the stage for the next 'Mimi' world take-over...

The video for 'Touch My Body', directed by feature filmmaker, Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men), premiered globally on network and cable television, along with online outlets.

Mariah Carey is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 48 years of the Hot 100 with the potential to surpass the Beatles' all-time high of 20 #1 hits, and has already tied Elvis Presley's record setting 17 #1s.

Executive Produced by Mariah Carey and Antonio "L.A." Reid, E=MC² will include offerings by hit-makers Jermaine Dupri, DJ Toomp, Stargate, will.i.am, Bryan Michael Cox, Nate 'Danjahandz' Hills and James Poyser.

The E=MC² album release will be supported by major television appearances/performances, specialty programming at BET/MTV/VH1, specialty online programming, and a superstar advertising campaign including television, radio, online, outdoor and print outlets.

VINYL LP
• E=MC² will be available on limited edition vinyl
• April 8, 2008 release date

STANDARD CD
• April 15, 2008 release date

DELUXE EDITION
• E=MC² will be available in a deluxe edition, featuring exclusive bonus content.
• April 15, 2008 release date


Worldwide Release Dates
Japan – April 9
Italy – April 11
Holland – April 11
Germany – April 11
United Kingdom - April 14
Indonesia – April 14
Korea – April 15
Sweden - April 16
Thailand – April 22

Source-Mariah Daily Journal, Mariah Carey.com

Allure Interview



Check out the full interview for Allure Magazine, but like I've said many times, if you've read one Mariah Magazine interview lately, you've read them all... *yawns*

Her vocal range and songwriting talent made her a star. Her troubled love life, weight issues, and public breakdown made her a tabloid target. But Mariah Carey is still here - and she's not finished yet.
By Brooke Hauser

In the house of Mariah Carey, dreams really do come true. The fantasy begins as soon as you step into her TriBeCa triplex and a housekeeper brings a bottle of Fiji water and a small linen napkin with the word "Poetic" embroidered on it in silver thread.

After refreshing yourself in the sitting room, where Marilyn Monroe's white piano lives, you are escorted up the stairs - past the Creamsicle-colored walls and glass scones - to the rooftop lounge, where your hostess makes her grand entrance a flurry of pink, trailing puffs of perfume and a hyper Jack Russell terrier named J.J.

Looking back, you don't know how or when the Mariahfication occurred. Most likely, it was before she sprayed you with her signature scent (M by Mariah Carey, which contains top notes of toasted marshmallow) and after the shots of butterscotch schnapps mixed with Baileys, chased with red wine. But over the next few hours, you will find that you are no longer quite yourself.

By the end of the night, you will somehow end up wearing your hostess' fluffy pink bathrobe, gazing at the Empire State Building from the roof deck, and feeling like a diva. That is, until you see your reflection and realize your mistake: Only Mariah Carey can get away with being Mariah Carey.

Imagine if Aladdin, Tinkerbell, and Liberace threw a slumber party in Barbie's Dream House. That's what it feels like to be inside Carey's penthouse, only with an open bar. "Do you want anything to drink?" Carey asks from the hallway, once I am settled in her Moroccan Lounge, a pillow-strewn lair inspired by her trip to Marrakech. "I'll tell you if we have anything extra festive!"

Moments later, teetering on the pink pom-pommed heels that she calls "my little house shoes," the singer returns from the bar carrying two ornate glasses filled with the butterscotch schnapps and calls for backup - requesting some red wine as well as the company of her choreographer and close friend, Rachel.

"Let's show our cheer!" Carey suggests once Rachel arrives with the wine. In perfect synchronicity, they raise their goblets with outstretched pinkies - "One, two, three, pose!" - and vogue like practiced pinup girls.

Carey has good reason to celebrate. After eight months of work, she is almost finished recording her new album, E=MC², a mix of breezy ballads, club anthems, and sexy R&B tracks with such fearlessly inviting titles as "Touch My Body," her first single off the record. It's likely that her latest CD, due in stores this month, will bring Carey within a hair's breadth of smashing the world record for the most number-one songs, ever. Currently, she is tied with Elvis Presley for second place, after the Beatles, with 17 chart-topping hits already to her credit.

Among her other distinctions: At 38, Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time. She is said to have hit one of the highest notes ever produced by a human, while singing "Emotions" at the 1991 Video Music Awards. She has shared a stage with Pavarotti and Sean "Diddy" Combs. And it's possible that she boasts the largest Hello Kitty collection on earth.

It's hard to reconcile the phenomenon that is Mariah, the seriously talented singer-songwriter with the reported seven-octave range, with her alter ego, Mimi, the bouncy bombshell who, on this day, is busting out of a skimpy pink T-shirt that says "Pussycat Lounge."

It's a dichotomy, I understand," Carey purrs, sounding sleepy and warm. "I understand that people think I am a ditzy moron."

She smiles and shrugs. She has enough on her mind, thanks to her forthcoming album. The hallmarks of a singer who is determined to be the best are everywhere, from the home recording studio where she's been pulling rowdy late-night sessions with her frequent collaborator and good friend Jermaine Dupri to the well-used bottle of Mouth Korte Oral Moisturizer that she has left behind on a table in the Moroccan Lounge.

To keep her vocal cords sufficiently lubricated, Carey sometimes sleeps in her steam room, complete with a water bed, dressed in terry cloth. And because the late Luther Vandross once told her that humidity is good for her voice, she has been trying to record only in places with moist climates, such as the Caribbean island of Anguilla.

While she is a singer first, Carey has earned a reputation as one of the hardest-working women in the show business, promoting her records, fragrances, and films. In addition to her latest CD, she recently launched her second perfume, M by Mariah Gold. She'll play an aspiring singer in the drama Tennessee, from the producer of Monster's Ball. Carey is also attached to a film adaptation of the gritty novel Push.

Only in recent years has the star forced herself to slow down. The lesson came at an expensive and embarrassing price when she experienced a very public meltdown following the untimely release of Glitter, the box-office dud loosely based on her life story, right after September 11, 2001.

"It's not that difficult to become exhausted," Carey says in her own defense. Checking her reflection in one of the Moroccan Lounge's many mirrors, she corrals a few stubborn frizzies into place with the rest of her relaxed blonde waves. "I mean, I have three personal assistants just to keep up with my schedule."

On this night, Carey has just returned from vacationing in Aspen, where she indulged in sleigh-rides, hot-tub parties, and ice-cream sundae sessions in the company of her closest friends. It's all part of her plan to make room in her life for more downtime and less drama.

"You get one vacation a year, and if that's going to be filled with weird moments, or not being happy, we don't want that!" Carey says, raising her wine glass for another toast. "We want festive moments of ting, ting, ting - yay!"

Carey was born to be a singer, but she wanted to be a star. She found her voice at four and, around the same time, drew a revealing self-portrait that now hangs in her apartment - there is a hall of fame where she displays her countless awards and photos of herself with her idols, including Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle, and Aretha Franklin.

To judge by the early portrait, Carey always had a sense of self and a penchant for glamour. The drawing depicts a sticklike figure with thick eyelashes and a pronounced beauty mark next to a floating pack of cigarettes. It's labeled in a childish scrawl: "Me I am Mariah."

Over the years, Carey has become a bit more existential about her identity. "I've always had a really low self-esteem, and I still do," she says. "What's weird about that is being onstage, and the love that you get, and the adoration that you feel from your real fans. It's hard for a partner to compete - just imagine."

Carey has been romantically linked with Yankees slugger Derek Jeter, Latin crooner Luis Miguel, rapper Eminem, and music executive Mark Sudack, to whom she was rumored to be engaged in 2005. She says she would like to marry someday, but it won't be until she finds "someone who I would know, 'OK, they're going to take care of me emotionally, they're going to understand who I am...' That's a big deal for me: feeling like somebody else can't fully understand me because they're not in show business. It shouldn't matter, but it does, because the energy it takes to be 'on' is a lot."

But despite her share of boyfriends, Carey claims to be "a freakin' prude" who has never had a one-night stand. ("I'm Mary Poppins: I'm what the buttoned-up girls are supposed to be," she says with a laugh.) Even as a teenager, she was wary of being sidetracked by sex when her first commitment was to her career and to herself, an ever-evolving work in progress.

In the eleventh grade, Carey enrolled in beauty school because, as she puts it, "I wanted to be the pretty girl, so I thought, Let me get my act together and figure out what to do with my hair." Although her career as a beautician got intercepted, she is the one friends call when they need a facial. She even has her own lancet for popping pimples.

Not to mention a fully equipped beauty salon. It's one place where Carey can exercise total image control, after years of listening to industry types and image shapers scrutinize her appearance. Especially in the beginning of her career, she received advice that just inflamed her insecurities. Among other critiques, a product manager told Carey that she should only let the right side of her face be photographed. More recently, she has put up with the media's endless speculation about her fluctuating weight.

"I don't know why everyone thinks I lost 30 pounds," says Carey, who is noticeably slimmer these days after bringing back a personal trainer she liked from St. Barts. "This trainer as actually helped me reshape my arms. That's where I gained most of my weight: upper body. That's just one thing you have to lose weight for. With this whole steroid crap, that's crazy. I'm almost on the verge where I'd be too muscular if I was going to do a thing like that."

Carey's obsession with her image isn't purely cosmetic. The singer has been examining her ancestral roots to understand who Mariah is. On a tour of one of her "serious rooms," a quiet den where she has created a family tree of photographs, she pauses before a snapshot of a lean preteen girl with tawny skin and untamed hair, wearing a marigold bikini. "See," she says, "this was before I developed a complete complex about the way I looked."

As a biracial child growing up on Long Island, Carey struggled to fit in with other kids her age (she is the youngest daughter of a part-Venezuelan, part Africa-American father and a white Irish-American mother; they divorced when she was three.) "People still get confused about my ethnicity," she says, twirling one of her long blonde locks. "OK, so my hair is blown out today - does that mean I look more white or more black? I don't know. I feel like a lot of people think, Oh, she had this easy fairy tale-princess life," Carey continues, fidgeting with her diamond-studded butterfly ring. "Not to quote Swingers, but 'we all have stories.' I got a freakin' miniseries in me."

The story of Carey's rise from beauty-school dropout to the best-selling female artist of all time is certainly the stuff of melodrama and, at times, tragicomedy. But, despite some painful memories, she is surprisingly unguarded and funny when discussing certain episodes to her past that never made it into Glitter.

For instance, there was her legendary and unhappy four-year marriage to Tommy Mottola, the Sony record executive 20 years her senior, who signed Carey when she was 18 after receiving her demo tape at a party and wed her in a star-studded ceremony a few years later.

The years she spent at "Sing Sing," her nickname for the $10 million Bedford, New York, mansion where she felt so imprisoned, now seem like a lifetime ago. But the act of leaving the man who jump-started her career marked her indelibly. "I had to make a decision: either lose myself completely or learn to stand up for myself," Carey says. "You have to be very courageous to do that."

Reclaiming her sense of self is a powerful, recurring theme for the star, who has survived her share of bad splits in her professional and personal life. After parting ways with Mottola and Sony, she signed with Virgin Records, only to have her contract bought out after Glitter and its sound track tanked. Also, she was hospitalized for exhaustion amid swirling rumors that she had tried to commit suicide.

"I spent seven hours one time reading all the press just to see what they were saying," Carey says, rolling her eyes at the memory. "We were going to Puerto Rico, and they'd be like, 'She's in the hospital in England,' Literally, we'd be sitting there on a catamaran."

Carey feels like her situation was not as bad as the world made it out to be. "I guess people can just say what they want," she continues, "and until you have a humongous success, they don't believe you can be happy."

The singer's previous album, The Emancipation of Mimi has sold 10 million copies worldwide and earned her three Grammy Awards. Just don't call it a comeback, she says, with a wry little laugh: "Yeah, I've been here for years."

Her closest friends call her Tinkerbell, but Carey actually has more in common with Peter Pan: She doesn't ever want to grow up. She loves rainbows and butterflies, riding the Tower of Terror at Disney World, swimming with dolphins. Even though she's approaching 40, Carey likes to think of herself as "eternally 12." So, she lives in Neverland, where lost boys and girls come to play. Tonight's partying winds into the Mermaid Room, an aquatic-themed hangout where Lindsay Lohan and Sean Lennon had a jam session. "He was playing my Hello Kitty guitar," she recalls.

Next, the star makes a detour to her beauty salon, where she reapplies her lip liner and some M perfume. "This smells different on everybody," she says, before dabbing a drop behind my ear. Carey leads me to her palatial walk-in wardrobe, which should have choral music piped into it. Racks of sparkly, flowy, colorful clothes give way to rows of shoes, an estimated 1,000 pairs in all: Manolo Blahniks, Jimmy Choos, and Diors, in every possible shade.

Carey picks up a hair of thigh-high suede boots in Christmas red. "From Louis Vuitton - so you know they're not a joke; they're not a game," she says, just to make her point stiletto-sharp."I've come a looooong way."

Yes, it took a nomadic childhood and being trapped in a golden cage called Sing Sing to teach Carey the value of having a room of one's own. Now she has so many that she doesn't actually know the count. (She even has an Elf Room, which is decorated with snowflakes year-round.) It seems nothing makes her happier these days than just having room to breathe.

"Do you want to go out on the roof?" she asks, handing me her fluffy pink bathrobe. "I don't want you to freeze."

"This is a Jacuzzi; it's really festive," she says, clip-clopping across the deck in the dark. "And this is my little area where I lounge looking out. See, there's the Empire State Building, and that's the Chrysler Building."

Balancing a precipitously high heel on the edge of the hot tub, she pulls you up for a better view of the endless cityscape glittering in the darkness. "It's like its own little oasis, right?" Carey asks.

In fact, she calls it "Mimi's Oasis." And when she's tired of being Mariah Carey, she comes up here to gather her thoughts, uninterrupted, just another star in the sky.

Mariahland
Who? Mariah Carey. What? The April cover of Allure, shot by Michael Thompson. When? January 14. Where Lux Studio in New York City, a ten-minute Maybach ride from Carey's TriBeCa triplex. Why? The five-time Grammy Award winner's newest album E=MC², is out this month. Making an Entrance: The singer walked into the studio with her four-month-old Jack Russell terrier J.J. under her arm. (Her assistant and bodyguard carried her bags.) "No, no -- don't get up! you're all eating," she told the Allure crew, who had just sat down for lunch. (Her assistant had called earlier to let everyone know that she'd be a little late for the 11 A.M. shoot.) In the Pink: The singer changed from her street clothes - a down Moncler jacket and skinny jeans - into a pink dressing gown she had brought with her, then settled in for her hair and makeup. "I wanted to give her dramatically raised brows," said makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen. "She made us laugh because she could make the exact face we were going for." For the Record: Carey put a copy of her new album - with tracks produced by will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and Jermaine Dupri - on the studio's sound system. She asked the studio manager to replay the song "Side Effects" as she sang along. Afterparty: Thompson took his last photograph at 10:30 P.M, but the night was just getting started for Carey. She sipped Pinot Grigio from a champagne glass, changed into her jeans and ankle boots, and discussed her plans to go to a friend's birthday party. Just before midnight, the singer slipped out the door to her waiting car.

Cover Look
Mariah's look can be re-created with the following: ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow in Berry Bloom, ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackset Black, Powder Blush in Everything's Rosy, Renewist Lipcolor in Naturally Revealing, and ColorStay Lipliner in Sheer Spice by Revlon. Photographed by Michael Thompson. Hair: Ken O'Rourke. Makeup: Brigitte Reiss-Andersen. Manicure: Elissa Ferri. Fashion editor: Paul Cavaco. Details, see Credits page.

Hair How-to
Hairstylist Ken O'Rourke applied styling mousse to Carey's hair, then blew it out to create volume. He wound rollers all over her head for about 15 minutes, and brushed through the curls. "To finish, I parted the hair diagonally, which added '60s flavor."

Eyes
Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow in Berry Bloom and ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackset Black.

Cheeks
Revlon Powder Blush in Everything's Rosy.

Lips
Revlon Renewist Lipcolor in Naturally Revealing and ColorStay Lipliner in Sheer Spice.

Makeup Lesson
"Mariah doesn't go out in sweats," said Reiss-Andersen. "I did glamorous makeup to match her style."
1. The makeup artist applied a little foundation, then used a pink-peach blush along the cheekbones.
2. She rimmed Carey's eyes with black liner and blended translucent powder and amethyst shadow across the lid.
3. To keep the look soft, Reiss-Andersen used pink-beige lip liner and lipstick.


Source-Mariah Daily Journal

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Album Cover Is Here



Ehhhhhhh...its ok, What I do like is she isn't overly airbrushed! Jesus does answer prayers! HALLELUYERR!

Monday, March 17, 2008

MC On Air With Ryan Seacrest-She Talks, Sings, And Oh yea Perez Hilton



Mariah talked for 45 minutes this morning on KIIS Fm 102.7 in Los Angeles. She waved to fans outside,signed stuff and was whisked away back to her recharging station lol Before that, she discussed SNL, a second single, and became Perez Hilton's new sister...and still managed to not admit she is dating that poser Mark Sudack ha ha ha

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Mariah Brings It Back To SNL


Miss MC performed "Touch My Body" and "Migrate" feat T-pain last night on the very boring Saturday Night Live hosted by Jonah Hill (bad choice-and I like his movies a lot :( ) SNL is somewhat good these days, but Thank God Mariah saved the show! She did seem a bit awkward at times, but it was cool over all for MC singing a song no one knows yet lol


Touch My Body



Migrate

Lil Lamb in Training!!!


Too cute, you know he will be a very qualified lamb in the future!! lol ;)

Friday, March 14, 2008

New photo from Tennessee!



so cute!!! cannot wait to see this movie!!!

source: Mariah Connection

SNL PROMO



too cute, Jonah Hill is so hot :-P

Thursday, March 13, 2008

What The F*ck Pic Of The Week



Movie poster featuring Mariah...if only the movie "Envy" (Ben Stiller, Jack Black) were as interesting!! Special thanks to "poody" for this creation! And btw MC loved itt!

Mariah Sighting-NYC


Mariah outside the Viacom Building, 1515 Broadway, New York, New York on Monday, March 10, 2008. Not feelin those glasses sorry!!!

source: Mariah Daily Journal

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Full Synopsis For Tennessee!! **SPOILERS**


Title: Tennessee FOR LEE DANIELS ENTERTAINMENT
Written By: ---
Genre: Drama/Road Movie
Pages: 111
Read By: Chris Sorensen

Date of Coverage: Wednesday, March 6, 2006
Recommendation: Pass

Concept good
Characterization good
Dialogue fair
Storyline good
Structure fair

Logline: When cab driver Carter learns his brother has leukemia, he leads them on a
journey from New Mexico to Tennessee in the hope of securing a bone marrow transplant
from their estranged father.

Synopsis:
Story begins with a flashback of an 18 year-old version of CARTER sporting a bloody lip and speeding away from Kansas in an old car. He leans his head out of the window, tasting freedom… from what, we don’t yet know.

Jump to the present. Carter’s now in his late thirties. He drives a beat up old cab for aliving, shuttling about Albuquerque’s low life. He lives in a mobile home with his brother ELLIS (20’s), an amateur photographer with a love for photographing mountains.

The sky falls when Carter discovers Ellis lying in a pool of blood and developing fluid. The doctor’s verdict: acute leukemia. While Carter gets tested as a possible bone marrow donor, Ellis pens a secret letter to his father. When Carter proves to be a negative match, Ellis reveals his own plan: head to Knoxville, Tennessee to find their FATHER. Perhaps he’ll be a match
.
Carter has reservations about this plan. Search out their father? Memories begin to flood over him including a vision of a pretty young girl named LAUREL.

Ellis’s need wins out – Carter collects him at the hospital and they head out on the highway in Carter’s cab. While camping out, talk of childhood camping trips gives birth to a frightening dream/memory for Carter – his drunken father striking him. Waking, Carter drowns the memory with half a bottle of Jack Daniels.

The cab’s transmission dies in Texas. When the brothers order a single breakfast betweenthem, it’s pretty clear they don’t have the cash to fix the car. This is remedied by KRYSTAL (20’s/30’s), a waitress who sneaks them extra coffee, bacon. Ellis takes a
shine to her, and when he learns she has always dreamed of heading to Nashville to try to become a country singer, he invites her along for the ride… if she’ll provide the ride.

Krystal’s reaction – thanks, but no thanks. Ellis goes to work on Krystal. He makes sure that she overhears him talking about her on the payphone in glowing terms. As Ellis leaves, Krystal realizes this may be her last chance. She heads out the door after him.

Sitting in Krystal’s driveway is a tarp-covered car. Before Krystal goes into the house to pick up some things, she lets drop a few tidbits of information – she’s married and her husband FRANK is a cop. High tension as Krystal sneaks into the house, grabs her guitar
and maneuvers unseen past a gang of hubbie’s poker buddies. Outside, she reveals the car -- a bright yellow Mustang. They’re off.

Oklahoma. They head to a Tecumseh bar where Krystal and Ellis toss down tequila and cut up on the dance floor. Carter abstains until urged by Krystal – big mistake. Carter gets trashed, and unconsciously gropes Krystal while dreaming of Laurel. A bouncer steps in, Carter fights back. Boom, he’s down for the count.

Back in Texas, Frank discovers that his beloved car is missing. Oh yes, and also his wife. He issues and APB and heads out on the highway.

Krystal criticizes Carter’s drinking. He can’t be selfish. Ellis is the one who is important right now. Carter speaks up – she has no idea what he’s given up for his family.

Arkansas. Krystal leads Ellis into a closed tourist cave where they go skinny dipping (and more). Outside the cave, Carter wrestles with the urge to down a bottle of Jim Beam, ends up smashing it on the ground.

While driving, Carter and Krystal talk. She tells him Frank is bad to her. He tells her little about his own father, but hints at his love for Laurel. When Ellis gets a bad fever, Carter has to share his brother’s illness with her (and the reason for the trip). The release of secrets gives rise to more memories for Carter – his father drinking Jim Beam and ramming him with a table for losing a football game.

Frank tracks them down, first to a motel, then to a Waffle House. A car chase ensues during which Krystal makes some tricky maneuvers, getting away from Frank and allowing them to sneak aboard a freight train bound for Nashville.

Once in Nashville, the trio exits the train only to discover that they’ve left behind the duffel bag with all their cash. Krystal chooses to pawn her guitar, but Carter has a better idea. He hands her a flyer for an open mike night at a local saloon. Prizes awarded.
Krystal comes in second. She gives the boys her winnings for bus fare, says her goodbyes and heads back to the saloon. Frank is waiting for her. He tries to get her back, but her mind is made up. She’s staying in Nashville.

On the bus, Carter and Ellis reminisce about a good memory of their father, the time he let them lie on a runway and watch planes land over them. Ellis’s nose starts bleeding. Carter rushes him to a hospital.

Carter says he’ll go find their father alone. Ellis makes a request of his brother – take photos of the surrounding mountains. Says there is a good view from across the street from a particular middle school. Carter agrees. While snapping photos, he spies Laurel coming out of the middle school.

Carter heads out on his own to find his father. As he travels, more memories pop up – he and Laurel had made plans to go to South Carolina together.

Back at the hospital, Ellis leaves his hospital bed, orders a taxi and sends the cab driver off with a shoebox.

Carter finally finds his father – at the Cedar Springs Church Cemetery. He returns to the hospital, takes Ellis out to the airport. They lie there watching planes land and say their goodbyes without saying goodbye.

Carter gets in touch with Krystal, who visits and sings for Ellis. Ellis asks Carter to climb in bed with him, which he does. Ellis dies next to his brother.

Carter’s memory floodgate drops. He relives everything about the night they left Tennessee. His father attacks his mother, he fights back. He packs up Ellis and his mother in the car, says goodbye to Laurel and heads out, just like at the beginning of the story.

When Carter makes one last visit to his father’s grave, the groundskeeper hands him a shoebox – the one we saw Ellis send off with a cab driver. A note from Ellis reveals that he knew his father was dead, that the trip was his way of getting his brother back toTennessee, back to Laurel and back to hope.

Comments:
Dealing with themes of familial estrangement, violent childhood pasts and alcoholism, the script plays out like a road trip version of Affliction.

The main problem lies in the fact that while we are clued into the violence and hate that gave rise to Carter’s exodus from Tennessee, the scars it left remain mostly hidden in terms of their effect on the action of the story. Other than a scene he feels up Krystal after drinking too much, this emotional baggage he’s been carrying around for years doesn’t have any hold over the forward movement of the story.

The drama that is Carter’s past is much more interesting than anything he comes up against in the present story. I think of The Prince of Tides where the main character is hiding the dark secret about one terrifying night in his childhood where attackers rape him and his family. It works because the act of uncovering that truth, his therapy is the present action of the story. I don’t mean to belittle Carter’s ability to overcome vehicle breakdowns, to evade police and to search out his father, but there is a major disconnect between his demons and his journey. They run parallel, rarely intersecting.

This gives rise to a secondary problem – with the absence of a strongly conflicted main character whose struggle plays itself out in the present, we are forced to look to other characters to drive the story for us. It is ultimately Krystal who gives Act Two any shape
or meaning. It is her flight from her oppressive husband that gives rise to the main tension. It is her attraction for Ellis and her rehabilitation of Carter that cause relationships to grow. If there is a choice role in the script, it is Krystal’s.

It’s a shame that what works so well in this script come way too late to make up for lost opportunities. The fact that Ellis has known about his father’s death all along, and that the entire trip is actually for Carter’s benefit sheds wonderful new light on the Act Three scenes. This made for a difficult second read. While less than thrilled with Act Three the first time around, knowing this secret made the second read much more compelling.

The concept was melodramatic without pushing the envelope of credibility too far. Easy to latch onto, provided a clear journey.

Just as this script has a wealth of amazing touches (a love scene which takes place in a closed tourist cave, Ellis getting Krystal to go with them by talking her up on the payphone), it had just as many clich├ęs. When they find themselves out of cash, Krystal
competes in a music contest and wins $250. The bells of convenience were ringing loud and clear as I read that section. Carter’s father was an abusive alcoholic who would
berate him for his performance on the football field. Isn’t this the cookie-cutter father from so many other stories? Friday Night Lights was on a few nights ago – Carter’s father was a character in the film… to the letter.

I suppose the dialogue was pa$$able, but I found it difficult to hear much difference from one character to the next. Ellis seemed the most fleshed out, dialogue-wise. The language he uses in describing the mountains is the only dialogue that sings. Carter’s silent sections give me a much better idea of who this guy is than his actual lines.

The first act is padded. Too much stagnant time with too few surprises. Things don’t kick in until we meet Krystal on page 29. That would be fine if her departure on page 76 didn’t mark the total end of her impact on the story. I guess I don’t understand why
Krystal appears other than to give the boys a ride. Sure, she has a little romance with Ellis. Sure, she calls Carter on his drinking. My feeling is that she is simply a tool to help raise the tension and to help the physical journey across country to continue. Carter didn’t
need her to show up to finish out the story. Her appearance caused complications but didn’t help to illuminate the character of our main guy, Carter.

Ultimately, the characters in Tennessee journey much further physically than they do
emotionally.

Source:J327

Touch My Body Movin On Up The Charts



"Touch My Body" climbs 8 spots to #16 in its 4th week on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart (issue date: 03/22/08). This is Mariah's 29th top 20 hit on the Hot 100!

The song also moves up 4 spots to #11 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and 2 spots to #25 on the Pop 100 Singles chart.

As reported earlier today, "Touch My Body" is at #4 on the Hot 100 airplay with 82,765,500 impressions and earns its first #1 position on Billboard's Hot 100 Streaming Chart.

Source:Billboard, Mariah Daily Journal

Mariah Musical Guest on This Week's SNL

Mariah will be this week's musical guest on Saturday Night Live with Jonah Hill as a guest host. Mariah is replacing Janet Jackson who dropped out due to having the flu.

This will be Mariah's first appearance on the show in over ten years. Her previous appearances were in 1990, 1991 and 1997.

Saturday Night Lives airs live from New York this Saturday, March 15, at 11:30pm EST on NBC.



Can't say I am too thrilled... I really wanted her to come back on as a host and musical guest! Can't Lorne Michael's see she is hilarious! Grrr

Mariah will be performing "Touch My Body" and "Migrate" (looks as if that may be the 2nd single)



source: NBC

Sunday, March 9, 2008

What The F*ck Pic Of The Week



Just a pic from one of the funny books my friends and I have sent MC ;)

New MC Promo Pic



New promo picture for E=MC²

I like it, different :)

Touch My Body remix feat The Dream



Touch my body ft the dream remix

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Touch My Body #24 on Billboard


Touch My Body" climbs 10 spots to #24 in its 3rd week on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart (issue date: 03/15/08).

The song also moves up 3 spots to #15 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and enters the top 10 at #8 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.

According to Nielsen BDS, "Touch My Body" had 76 million audience impressions this past week, 6 million ahead of Usher's "Love In This Club" (#10 on Hot 100 Airplay). While the two songs battle it out on the airplay charts, Usher's track climbs from #51 to #1 on the Hot 100 this week, thanks to almost 200,000 digital downloads of the song.

Monday, March 3, 2008

VOTE!!!!



• VOTE
Let's keep on voting for the "Touch My Body" music video and help it make the following countdowns:

MTV's Total Request Live - "Top 10" Videos
Vote online here! TRL airs Monday-Friday at 3:30pm ET/PT.

BET's 106 & Park - "Top Ten Live"
Vote online here all day or call 1-800-617-LIVE (5483) between 5:30 and 6:00pm ET. BET's 106 & Park airs Monday-Friday, 6:00pm ET/PT; Saturday, 11:00am & 6:00pm ET/PT.

VH1 - Top 20 Video Countdown
Vote online here. The Top 20 Countdown airs every Saturday at 9:00am ET.

• STREAM
Keep on watching the video on Yahoo! Music. Billboard has expanded its Hot 100 formula to include weekly streamed and on-demand music data from two of the most prominent sources of online music, Yahoo! Music and AOL Music (video currently not available on AOL).

• REQUEST
Please continue requesting the song in your local radio stations! You may use our request lines page to find your station's contact information.


Source- Mariah Daily

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Mariah Graces The Cover of Allure


Pick your copy up on news stands next week!