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Mariah Carey's Anticipated Film Debut to be Titled ``Glitter''
The highly anticipated film debut of pop music superstar Mariah Carey will be called "Glitter," matching the title of the singer's upcoming soundtrack album, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI) and Twentieth Century Fox announced today.
The film previously was known as "All That Glitters." Twentieth Century Fox and Columbia Pictures co-financed the film and are splitting distribution rights, with Fox taking domestic and CTFDI holding international rights.
Carey's first single from the soundtrack, "Loverboy," is already the No. 1 most added record at radio in the United States. The song features a hook from Cameo's 1985 smash hit "Candy," and enlists Cameo's own Larry Blackmon and Thomas Jenkins. Coproduced by DJ Clark Kent, the track also features rappers Ludacris and Da Brat, and has been remixed by producers David Morales and MJ Cole. The star-studded video "Loverboy," recently shot in Los Angeles by acclaimed producer David Lachapelle, features cameos by Da Brat, Ludacris and Cameo.
The feature film, directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall and set against the backdrop of the New York club scene in the early 1980s, is the story of a young singer, Billie Frank (Carey), who overcomes a turbulent childhood and struggles to find her true family and her true voice.
"Glitter" costars Max Beesley ("The Match"), Terrence Howard ("Big Momma's House"), rap artist Da Brat, Tia Texada ("Bait," "Nurse Betty"), Ann Magnuson ("Love & Sex," "Making Mr. Right", "The Best Man"), Dorian Harewood ("12 Angry Men," "Full Metal Jacket"), Tony Award-nominated singer-actress Valarie Pettiford ("Fosse") and recording artist Eric Benet.
The film is produced by Laurence Mark ("Jerry Maguire," "Finding Forrester"), and is coproduced by E. Bennett Walsh ("Boiler Room"). The screenplay is by Kate Lanier ("What's Love Got to Do With It?"), from a story by Cheryl L. West. The creative production team includes director of photography Geoffrey Simpson, A.S.C. ("Life," "Shine"), production designer Dan Bishop ("My First Mister," "Lone Star"), costume designer Joseph G. Aulisi ("Charlie's Angels," "Stepmom"), editor Jeff Freeman, A.C.E. ("Cruel Intentions," "The Waterdance"), composer Terence Blanchard, music supervisor Robin Urdang ("Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," "A Midsummer Night's Dream") and choreographer Neisha Folkes ("Why Do Fools Fall in Love," "Rosewood"). Carey also serves as the film's executive music producer, with music by the renowned team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and Big Jim Wright.
|Singer Mariah Carey Suffers Relapse
Mariah Carey, who entered a treatment facility on July 25 after having an emotional breakdown, allegedly has suffered a relapse and was hospitalized recently, several newspapers reported.
Sources told the New York Daily News that Carey, 31, was admitted to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. A UCLA spokesman said he could not confirm or deny if Carey was admitted to the hospital because patients' records are private.
Carey's spokeswoman, Cindi Berger, declined to comment on whether Carey, who was scheduled to tape a much-publicized interview with Barbara Walters for ABC's "20/20" at the time of her reported relapse, had checked into the hospital or if she remained under a doctor's care.
"She is resting in an undisclosed location. I can't say any more than that," said Berger, who noted that the "20/20" interview was postponed until a later date because the singer "needed more time to rest," Newsday reported.
A music source told the Daily News that Carey "may have tried to go back to work too soon."
"She had been meeting with executives at Virgin Records, and apparently she simply wasn't ready for that," the source said, the Daily News reported.
The Grammy Award-winning singer suffered a breakdown in July after completing work on her upcoming movie, Glitter, and its soundtrack, as well as work on the film Wise Girls. Carey entered a treatment facility after her mother, Patricia Carey, made a 911 call for help after the singer broke glasses and dishes during an angry outburst. She was released from the facility in August.
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NFL Selects Mariah Carey to Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl XXXVI
Singer, songwriter and producer MARIAH CAREY will sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans Sunday, Feb. 3, the NFL announced today.
Super Bowl XXXVI will be televised by FOX to an expected 130 million viewers in the United States and 800 million viewers worldwide. The Super Bowl is annually the nation's highest-rated TV program and the most-watched single-day sporting event.
The NFL previously announced that U2 will perform live during the E*TRADE SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW. Performers for the pregame show will be announced in the next few weeks.
Carey is the top-selling female pop artist of the 1990s.
Carey will add her name to the Super Bowl National Anthem performers' list that includes: Diana Ross; Neil Diamond; Billy Joel; Whitney Houston; Harry Connick, Jr.; Garth Brooks; Natalie Cole; Vanessa Williams; Luther Vandross; Jewel; Cher; Faith Hill and last year's group, the Backstreet Boys.
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