You may have heard rumblings of a Mariah Carey reality show coming to E! — well, the rumors are true.
The show is called ‘Mariah’s World’ and will feature eight one-hour episodes. Cameras have been following the singer for several weeks as she’s been preparing for her Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour and wedding to James Packer.
“Mariah is one of the most captivating pop superstars of our time and one of the rare artists whose first name alone is instantly recognized around the globe. We’re excited to partner with Bunim/Murray Productions, Mariah and Stella Bulochnikov to offer our viewers exclusive access into her private world,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Programming & Development, E!, in a press release.
“The series will present a unique, vulnerable and surprisingly humorous side to Mariah that her fans have never before seen while showcasing her unparalleled celebrity lifestyle filled with true glamour, maximum luxury and ultimate stardom.”
“I’m excited to bring my fans into my life for the next journey I’m about to embark on,” said Carey in the same release. “I’m already having so much fun with this documentary and I know you will too. There is nothing like capturing these moments.”
Oh, and whatever you do — don’t call it a “reality show.”
”I refuse to call it a reality show,” Mariah said in a telephone interview. The series, she said, is all about getting to know her better and not, as she put it, “Here I am, getting my nails done.”
“I thought it would be a good opportunity to kind of, like, show my personality and who I am, even though I feel like my real fans have an idea of who I am,” she explained. “A lot of people have misperceptions about this and that.”
“I don’t want to do anything that’s exploitative,” she said. “They haven’t been filmed at all yet. There might be a couple of moments, but it’s not about making them the stars of the show. They’re too young to make that decision.”
A premiere date has yet to be announced, but you can bet it’ll be a festive fun time.
[via NY Times]