Mimi’s moves

Diva su­per­star Mariah Carey is tack­ling re­al­ity TV with her new show Mariah’s World.

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Mariah’s World Sea­son 1 Sun­days (from 11 De­cem­ber) E! (*124) 20:00

At 46, Mariah Carey has done just about ev­ery­thing in show­biz: she’s sold out tours, she’s got tons of #1 hit songs and she has a net worth es­ti­mated at $520 mil­lion (R7.5 bil­lion). What she didn’t have un­til this year was her own TV show. Cue Mariah’s World (2016- cur­rent), the eight- epi-sode re­al­ity series that lifts the lid on Mariah’s daily rou­tine, what she’s like as a mom to five-year-old twins Mon­roe and Moroc­can, and just how much of a diva the in­fa­mous singing su­per­star re­ally is.

“I don’t think any­one knows any­thing about me,” Mariah said when her show was an­nounced in Au­gust 2016. “It’s my life and I thought, why not doc­u­ment this now? It’s a docu-series be­cause it feels like a doc­u­men­tary. I don’t watch re­al­ity tele­vi­sion. I don’t know what re­al­ity is.” If the trailer is any­thing to go by, this is go­ing to be one wild ride! Mariah is seen be­ing helped off a pri­vate plane at night wear­ing sun­glasses, a se­quin gown and clutch­ing her all-im­por­tant glass of red wine. Her “to- cam­era” mini in­ter­views (when the per­son talks to the view­ers di­rectly) are con­ducted on a couch with Mariah wear­ing a black corset and stock­ings. There’s also be­hind-the-scenes footage from her March-Novem­ber Sweet Sweet Fan­tasy Tour, in­clud­ing Mariah’s 2016 stop- off right here in SA, as well as other coun­tries in­clud­ing Mexico and Nor­way. “I hadn’t been on tour in like 10 years, so it was the per­fect time to tour and also tape my show,” says Mariah. And just when we were look­ing for­ward to “white tigers and al­bino ele­phants”, don’t ex­pect to see too much of Mariah’s planned wed­ding to Aussie me­dia mogul bil­lion­aire ex­fi­ancé James Packer. They called it quits in Novem­ber when James got an­noyed with Mariah’s wild spend­ing on his ac­count and she re­cently said that “it’s dif­fi­cult to say how much of any­thing from that will be in [the show]”.

Mariah Carey’s the best at be­ing a su­per­star diva.

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