A song as good as "Beautiful" by Mariah Carey & Miguel deserves an amazing video. Unfortunately, it didn't get one.
Mariah looks hot. That's great. Miguel is looking cool. We could have seen that in photos and not in a video format.
If they spent more than an hour making this video, I will be surprised. 45 minutes looking for a location...and 15 minutes with Mariah posing and Miguel smiling.
Miguel, buddy. I LOVE your style...but you need to find your own identity. This whole riding on a motorcycle like your Prince and Mariah like she is Apollonia from "Purple Rain" is just too much. You are about to break out tremendously in the next year and a half. Big time! Avoid doing anything "Purple" to make sure that breakout is permanent.
Fan reaction on Twitter:
— ButterflyConfessions (@addyeB) May 13, 2013
Mariah. Looking good. Every video since "Loverboy" has to show off your body. You are proud of it. Heck, we are proud to be looking at it! We would have been even prouder to have seen Miguel in a tux and you in an elegant dress ala "It's Like That" but for the entire video. Do you remember your video's before "Honey" and how they looked? We do.
"Beautiful" is an amazing song and a great vehicle for Miguel's career, more-so than that awesome ride in the video. I hope it rocks the charts.
Perhaps, after "American Idol" is over, you and Miguel can reshoot the video and give the song what it deserves....which is a video NOT like that.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Like that girl at the mall, it looked good from far but the closer she got, the more she was far from good.
Mariah Carey has fired Randy Jackson as her manager as her and Randy will not be coming back to "American Idol" next season. Neither will Nicki Minaj or Keith Urban as well.
We are sure this season of American Idol did not help Randy retain his management services of Mariah, but she is blaming "hectic" schedules for the release of Randy.
Mariah already has new management, Red Light Management, who also manages Radiohead, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw.-DocFB
Diagnosis: She will always be his baby....
A trailer for "The Butler" starring Lenny Kravitz, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, and Minka Kelly.
The film will open on October 18th. The above image was provided exclusively first to DrFunkenberry.com by Mathieu Bitton.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Cecil Gaines did it....
The DrFunkenberry Jam Of The Week is "Beautiful" by Mariah Carey & Miguel. The video will premiere on Wednesday night's edition of "American Idol", a show that Mariah is a judge on.
Mariah used American Idol finalists Idol finalists Candice, Kree, and Angie’s vocals as backup on another new track due soon.
As for working with Miguel, Mariah had this to say while talking to Ryan Seacrest this morning;
“I’m a huge fan of his music and I think everybody is so blown away by him right now … We got together, he had starting writing this song with just the guitar riff… and I have to say this about him as a collaborator, sometimes when you haven’t worked with somebody you don’t know really what they do in the studio …and if they have the same kind of love for music that I have … and he’s the truth. We just wanted to do something different that has a texture that feels fresh.”
Check out the Drfunkenberry Jam Of The Week "Beautiful" by Mariah & Miguel above. For the Mariah interview with Seacrest, click on the continue reading button.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Miguel & Mariah making "Beautiful" music together.
We just got a tip from a Funkenberry reader that Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon, with their twins in tow, are celebrating their 5th Wedding Anniversary at Disneyland are renewing their vows!
We can confirm that is indeed what is happening right now at Disneyland. They are also celebrating their twins birthday. The twins were born on April 30th, 2011 on Mariah and Nick's 3rd wedding anniversary.
We want to wish a happy anniversary to Mariah & Nick and a happy birthday to the twins as well!-DocFB
Diagnosis: We Belong Together....
Mariah Carey has released the video for "Almost Home" her latest single from "Oz, The Great And Powerful" Soundtrack.
The video consists of black and white shots of Mariah with scenes from Oz interjected.
The shots of Mariah do not exactly fit with the video concept. I'm sure she is pressed for time with "American Idol" but it would have been cool to make a cartoon-like Mariah for the video to interject with the scenes...and we have a feeling Mariah would have been wanting that about 5 years ago.
The song is good. It is no "We Belong Together" or anything from "Butterflies" but it is much better than her last effort "Triumph" for sure.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Fireflies...not butterflies....
Mariah Carey took to Nightline with Barbara Walters to express her displeasure with Nicki Minaj's threats towards her. It appears that during promotion for Idol this week, things are still heated between the divas.
We are sure Mariah wishes that she would not have signed on to do "American Idol" til the other judges were named instead of signing the contract first. Sometimes, $18 million is not worth it when you are worth over a $100 million.
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