Thursday, January 03, 2013

Blind Items Revealed

November 22, 2012

I give this A++ lister a lot of grief and goodness knows she is the biggest diva on the planet. I know she didn't invent diva, but she has perfected it into something that no one will probably ever be able to match. While other people talk about what they are going to do or try and get a bunch of people do some giving, our A lister puts her purse out there and writes really big checks to help kids. She has given at least a million dollars a year every year for the last ten years to children's organizations. Nothing in the news. No splashy announcements. She goes and visits the organizations when she can. Sometimes there is press there, but she prefers it to be all about her and the kids. At most of them she does not even wear much makeup and doesn't wear heels either. The diva is gone and in the diva's place is someone who wants to do what she can to change the lives of as many people as she can for the better. She has thousands of kids who are truly thankful for her this holiday season.

Mariah Carey

80 comments:

rejectedcarebear said...

Aw. Is it wrong that I'm glad it wasn't Madonna?

Vicki Cupper said...

Awwww...makes me like her again. I have a feeling Nick's been very good for her.

MBK said...

I liked Mariah a lot more after her performance in "Precious."

mynerva said...

I'm thrilled it wasn't her!

JSierra said...

Wow I wasn't expecting her. I do get the impression when I see her with her kids that they don't have a lot of nannies, and they do a lot of the parenting themselves. As it should be!

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

Love this and love Mimi!!

Also after looking thru the original comments looks like timebob's buying her cd. Lol.

LottaColada said...

I love Mariah as crazy as she can be sometimes and am not shocked this was her. She has always had a soft spot for children.

Lily Pannella said...

Absolutely LOVED all the pics that came out with the Carey-Cannons this holiday season and this reveal made me like them even more!

T said...

Aw. Mariah's definitely full of herself, but she's never seemed really mean or selfish like a lot of other stars, so I'm not too surprised that this is her. I think she's just high-maintenance.

DBZee said...

I was reading this as Angie, mostly because I don't think I've *ever* seen Mariah Carey without makeup.

Good on her - that's classy! (KK, take notes. Oh, never mind.)

Renoblondee said...

Yay Mariah!

NernersHuman said...

Aww, good for her.

SueRH said...

Love Mariah!

Amber said...

This is a great one. I've always thought she seemed nice, but just really kooky. She has a really cute family.

crazy/beautiful said...

And this is exactly why Nicki Minaj needs to go somewhere and choke on a dick. She shouldn't even be allowed to directly at her without being backhanded!

yodelay said...

Awww, yay Mariah! For some reason, I'm glad its her.

E Gee Be said...

Happy to read this, Mimi seems very happy since she and nick have been together, it's always nice to see someone come out on the other side as a happier person.

Tuxedo Cat said...

I've always loved Mariah and respected her. How very generous.

annabella said...

thanks for this reveal enty. what a beautiful thing she's been doing, all under the radar.

Lisa said...

Minaj knows she's nothing to her. Pretends that she is and it's humorous.

I was hoping this was Nicole Kidman but I'm glad it's Mimi. It's awesome!

dia papaya said...

Yeah! More kindness!

Thank you Mimi for being such an angel! I think your little ones are adorable too :)

MISCH said...

We all love Mimi, whatever she does is fine with us...
she has a really big heart.

:| raven |: said...

i can't stand her ... and i don't want to like her because of this.

but i've sort of softened to her. A LITTLE.

FrenchGirl said...

more 10 years ago,a french very young pregnant journalist has interviewed Mariah Carey: Mariah has doubled the time of the interview,she talked with the journalist about the journalist's future baby and she sent some presents for the baby and future mummmy at the journalist's office

ReesesPeace said...

Kindness reveals are my favorite. We need more kindness in this world.

Jules_345 said...

Vicki, I feel like he grounds her a bit...I love them together!

*karen* said...

This makes me love her (and Nick Cannon by extension) even more.

smash said...

This was a great reveal. I always felt like she was hiding something, but something positive. :) I like her and nick.

Nutty_Flavor said...

I agree that Nick Cannon has been really good for Mariah. Remember how miserable she was during those terrible relationships with Luis Miguel and Eminem? Shows what the love of a good man can do...

Aoife said...

I will leave Mimi alone. Wonderful reveal about her.

kelgela2 said...

I feel like I have good people judgement.

With Mariah, I could always tell, that even though she IS the Queen of all Divas, that there was something good and sweet about her.

There are others however, I'm looking at you Angelina Jolie, that I just can't stand, no matter what they do.

It's something that I can see in their eyes.

Amber said...

@kelgela - I agree. I feel like AJ looks kind of dead inside. There isn't even a sadness about her; she just emits coldness, to me.

Jules_345 said...

Frenchgirl, that is so sweet!

Roman Holiday said...

I could've sworn I seen something a long time ago about her running a camp for underprivelaged children before and that she spent time with them as well. Go Mariah!! More people with money should be like this!

NomNom83 said...

This is the same woman who, IIRC, once circled a block until the hotel she was staying at rolled out a special red carpet for her. There might have also been some crazy requirement for candles lining the red carpet and getting paps there. (This sound familiar to anyone else?)

Anywho, weird dichotomy, but I can't give her too hard a time over that if she's secretly helping out kids on a large scale. Then again, I was sorta impressed with her "plain" appearance in Precious. Seemed very un-Mariah, but she was good in the role and it obviously wouldn't have worked for her to get all diva about it.

Barton Fink said...

I will always love her.

parissucksliterally said...

Oh Mimi.....well done sweetheart. This makes me forgive a lot of your stupid behavior....

ethorne said...

I don't even like pop music, but I've always loooved Mariah. (I do like some of her songs, but don't tell anyone.) Can't call her Mimi & can't with Nick, though they do seem happy.

Anna Namuss said...

This got me all misty eyed, I am now a huge fan of hers because of this, I too thought she was just kind of a spoiled shallow diva. However, she writes all her own stuff, to the best of my knowledge, and that's how she's so wealthy. She is genuinely talented. Who cares if she's a diva, she has the talent and money to back it up. I'm so glad to hear that someone with that much money and power has such a big heart. Sniffles!!! I got something in my eye is all.

Mamaroni said...

She's got me feeling emotions

Anna Namuss said...

I third the coldness in Angelina's eyes. And how many times have you seen Brad looking sad and forlorn next to her while she's mugging, lifting her chin and giving smoldering looks? He looks sad.

JoElla said...

I love this blind!

Jurmanji said...

Wasn't JLo the most popular guess for this blind? Glad she can still annoy us.

Sherry said...

Never heard her music and only heard the diva rumors so if she's helping kids then I find that wonderful. And I too liked her in "Precious". Her performance was excellent.

JisforMe said...

I have always been a HUGE fan of Mariah. She can do no wrong in my eyes and deserves the "Diva" crown....chick can SING. This makes me like her more now.

Yuffie said...

This makes me happy. :) As much of a diva as Mariah is I always knew she genuinely loves kids. More celebs need to follow in her footsteps instead of becoming so entitled.

PuggleWug said...

I'm not a fan of Mariah, but good for her! I also think Nick is a good match for her. He always seems head over heels in love with her, and their kids.

Moonmaid said...

Knew this was her and even guessed it at the time. I lived locally near one of her Fresh Air camps, and she would be over there every year. Pics would only turn up in the organization's releases to press, and she was always w/o makeup in camp attire and non-diva mode. This is why I always give her a pass.

AKM said...

I've never been a fan of her music -- it's just not my style -- but I respect her talent. I've also always thought that she's only a diva because she really wants to give her fans only her very, very best, and that in private she's probably a kind person. And I do think that she and Nick and the kids are far too precious for words. Glad to see that I'm probably right on all counts. :-)

Jurmanji said...

Wasn't JLo the most popular guess for this blind? Glad she can still annoy us.

Vera L- said...

This reveal makes me really happy. I needed a reason to smile today and voila!

Anotheramy said...

Ive never liked or disliked Mimi, just never had much respect for her. I have slightly more now.
I too was reading this as Angie.

nettalovesrobin said...

I knew this was Mariah! I don't like everything about her but she is a talented and generous woman.

Aoife said...

Off topic but wasn't there a reveal about Giada this weekend or did I have one too many glasses of champagne.

Christopher Cruz said...

Mariah has been doing this for over a decade now, long before she met Nick.

1Jazzimom said...

I like the kindness blinds,aww!

Maja With a J said...

My goodness. I almost want to watch American Idol.


Almost.

Robert said...

Angelina's eyes have always reminded me of a lizard's.

Crystal said...

What a beautiful thing to do!!

Mango said...

This is great but we shouldn't be surprised. Stars at that level should ALL be doing this.

car54 said...

Aw, I'm glad this is her--I want her to be a nice person just because I love Nick so much, lol.

Glad to hear she has a good side like this.

astrogirl said...

I have a little Mariah story. When she was in Australia a few years ago she came to a restaurant my best friend worked at. She called me and told me she was there as she knew my niece who was early teens was a big fan. We went there towards the end of service to pick her up, Mariah saw my niece staring boggle eyed at her and asked her to come over and say hi. She was very sweet and gracious, signed a CD for her.

Henriette said...

She was a popular guess.

Amber said...

@Aoife - Is it possible you went back and read old blind reveals? There have been a couple dirty ones about her in the past.

Elizabeth said...

This is the difference between Mariah and AJ. AJ would make sure this was public and I see every good deed she does as calculated. Mariah used to annoy me a bit but since she's been with Nick I think they are really cute together. He seems to find Mariah's Diva-ness adorable. Until yesterday, I didn't know Nick had his own money/career so I learned something!

PotPourri said...

I've always loved her. She is a queen and a Diva, and I don't care. She has talent, and lives a different life than most people.

Egyptian Ankh said...

Love me some Mimi!! Saw her in concert and she is much thinner than in pics or tv

Karen said...

I always thought she was a lovely talented lady but now I love her even more. Glad she got a great husband too. Best wishes for her.

PS said...

AWESOME!! Way to go Mariah!! I do think a LOT of her diva rep is on purpose for silly publicity. I think she's actually a really good, nice person. I am a big supporter. Yeah, QUEEN M! (Madonna, you can kiss her highness ass.)

All about Eve said...

I've always liked Mariah, despite her sometimes diva behavior. I had known about the camps for inner city kids which were wonderful and this just makes me love her more.

Lola said...

Love Mimi!

And just to set the record straight about Angelina Jolie...

She and Brad donate 50% of their earnings each year to charity (in 2008, over $7 million for AJ)...without press, without fanfare, without putting themselves in the spotlight. So before any of you condemn her lizard, cold eyes who would only do something if it benefited her...well perhaps you are wrong there too.

nudibelle said...

I knew this one. Ive had friends that had daughters in camp Mariah. One even named a baby after her for the work she did for her eldest daughter. Fresh air fund NYC.

Leens said...

Mariah has a heart of gold. She is selfless with her friends, family and fans and she keeps it real. She loves the good life but doesn't pretend to be something she's not.

Leens said...

Mariah has a heart of gold. She is selfless with her friends, family and fans and she keeps it real. She loves the good life but doesn't pretend to be something she's not.

sighthound said...

@Lolo
That is absolutely untrueabout Angelina and Brad "donating" 50% of their wages.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

My opinions of Mariah Carey changed for the better whenever they interviewed by either Oprah or Barbara Walters, not long after their babies were born. Nick in particular, he seemed like a truly awesome fellow, and that seems to have rubbed off on her.

Also, my niece kinda looks like her. The rest of the family think I'm crazy. I am crazy, but that doesn't change the fact she looks like Mariah Carey! :)

Lola said...

I am mistaken...Jolie aims to donate 1/3 of her net take from her movies. The 50% figure comes from 2006 when she took in 10mil for Wanted and donated over 4mil..."According to tax records, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donated more than $8 million to charity in 2006 alone" :

http://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/angelina-jolie#ixzz2Gyl3tTZ0 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/brad-pitt-and-angelina-jolie-donate-49m-to-charity-2330450.html

Angelina Jolie charity donates $50k:

http://android.eonline.com/article?id=354742

Angelina Jolie donates $100k:

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/angelina-jolie-donates-100000-to-assist-syrian-refugees/2012/06/21/gJQAPz98sV_blog.html

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donates $2millon:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2011/01/03/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-donate-2-million-to-namibian-wildlife-preserve_n_803471.html

It is well known (and easily verifiable) that she is extraordinarily generous with both her money and time.

Kimberly said...

I always thought Mariah was nice. I have personal freinds who have met Angie Jo and they said she was super freindly and kind as well,

Beta said...

LOVE!!

many thanks ent for this particular reveal and for all the work you put in in new years!!

Agent**It said...

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation is where they structure their money to get the max tax write off for their private tavel. The majority of funds go through that foundation out of the USA and that is a different paper trail. I am sure somewhere children benefit something from their endeavors. Follow the money trail with those 2, it gets more and more layered.