You simply cannot hate on the wonders of Mariah Carey. On paper, Carey is a megastar: five-octave voice, awards galore, pretty good about staying fit. But maybe, just maybe, it's her attitude that's made her such a success. Take the "Dreamlover" video, the one where she wears cut-off jean shorts and a tied flannel top. Never since has a woman been able to pull off flannel for Carey, it's cute and frolicky; for everyone else, it's grungy and Pearl Jam-esque. The lady was even smart enough to go into hiding after her film/soundtrack Glitter bombed in 2001. But Mariah Carey can't fail. After her self-imposed hibernation, she was awarded three more Grammys, for her tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi. And the icing on her über-sweet cake? A young husband by the name of Nick Cannon. Because we too have always daydreamed about marrying a member of the Nickelodeon teenage sketch show All That.
Thu., Jan. 21, 8 p.m., 2010
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