Mariah Carey is in Allure Magazine this month and gives an interview. I think the problem is that her reps or the interviewer are too in love with Mariah, and allowed this sentence to be printed in explanation for why she is shy and conservative at home and raunchy in public.
"It's a dichotomy, I understand. I understand that people think I'm a ditzy moron. But I'm more like a prude! I'm Mary Poppins. I'm what the buttoned-up girls are supposed to be."
First of all, I wish she were Mary Poppins. We could go ahead and make the remake right now. When I was a wee lad, I would have much preferred having Mariah Carey giving me a spoonful of sugar, than Julie Andrews. No offense, but Mr. Banks would probably not have been quite such a tight ass if he had Mariah to come home to every night. Of course she would have sucked him dry of every cent in his bank though. Also, I don't know how she even knows what a buttoned up girl is supposed to be because I don't think she has ever even managed to get two buttons buttoned on any outfit she has ever worn.
Anyway, the point of this was to ask yourself honestly if Mariah Carey used the word dichotomy in a sentence. Did she do it? Could she do it on the spot with the interviewer there, or did she send a follow-up e-mail with her word of the day? Mariah Carey is not dumb. I don't want anyone to think that I think she is dumb. She pretends to be dumb because she thinks that is what her fans want, but she is not dumb. She is a diva. No pretending there. But although not dumb as in box of rocks dumb, I still don't see her uttering that word unless she and her people practiced it for days beforehand in anticipation of such a question. I really would like to hear the tape where she says it. Because now I am going to wonder how many of these interviews allegedly done with celebrities are really just written out in advance and some dude thinks of a great answer and e-mails back.