Mariah Carey’s Big Apple wedding might be off, according to sources close to Carey. The pop diva and her husband, Nick Cannon, hoped to have a lavish celebration that would involve millions of dollars and dozens of bridesmaids.
“The small wedding in the Bahamas was nice, but it was not Mariah’s style. The lady loves a spectacle,” said a source familiar with Mariah’s plans. What went wrong? The issue of who was picking up the tab.
“Mariah was willing to pay for the wedding, but the way she hoped to pay for the wedding was through the sale of photos. No one was interested,” the source revealed.
That said, Carey and Cannon are still happy and reportedly shopping their way through their first months of marriage. Cannon flew out to Oahu to meet his wife, who was filming a video, but his first order of business was a trip to Macy’s at the Waikiki Kahala Mall in search of “his new line of PNB hoodies,” according to In Touch.
He also stopped by a local Tiffany & Co., where “he spent time choosing a gift for Mariah and put it in a regular paper bag so he could surprise her.”
Sherri Shepherd gears up for the Emmys
The Daytime Emmy Awards don’t have a reputation for being particularly exciting television, but if there ever was a woman capable of spicing up the broadcast, it’s Sherri Shepherd, who is hosting the show, along with Cameron Mathison, for the first time.
Shepherd said she’s got some jitters, but one thing she’s not nervous about is contacting daytime hosting rival Tyra Banks, who is presenting at the Emmys. “Tyra is absolutely amazing … there is no rivalry and whenever she comes on ‘The View,’ I’m always excited to see Tyra, and we usually have the same hair.”
Pardon? The same hair? Shephard explained: “There’s times when (I see her and) I’m like, ‘Tyra, I thought I picked a wig that would not match the hair you are wearing but we both got curlies today.’”
Even if the two do show up at the Emmys with the same hair, chances are the awkwardness won’t last, as Shepherd has not only wardrobe changes planned, but wig changes, too. “Yes there will be a few wig changes, and I’m hoping they give me a wig room,” Shepherd said.
The Daytime Emmys will air June 20 on ABC.
Jimmy Fallon slimming down for late night
Jimmy Fallon has been spotted doing some serious time on the treadmill at his Manhattan-area gym lately, but he isn’t necessarily happy about it.
Friends of Fallon’s suggested he slim down in preparation for taking over Conan O’Brien’s late-night spot, but Fallon isn’t interested. “He’s got a lot riding on that first show next year,” a friend told OK! magazine. “So his first priority isn’t the size of his pants.”
Another source close to Fallon said that the weight gain is just “love handles,” and that the suggestion that he has to be thinner is irritating to the comedian. “He’s a little stunned that at this point in his life he has to deal with such things. I mean, it’s late-night TV,” said the source. “He and his wife love to stay in, eat pizza, watch TV and relax. That’s his perfect night, so what if he’s packed on a few pounds because of it?”
Weekend box office
Two wide releases this weekend make for a slightly more exciting box office than usual. M. Night Shyamalan’s newest thriller, “The Happening,” opens in 3,000 theaters. The good news: M. Night has a loyal following. The bad news: the film has an R rating. That R rating alone is enough to make the film fall behind the “The Incredible Hulk,” which is rated PG-13 and opens in more than 3,400 theaters. Even if “Hulk” didn’t have a big nostalgia factor, the more family-friendly of the two is definitely going to beat a summer horror flick.
Did you hear?
Former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland is helping to launch a sex and HIV/AIDS awareness program called “Stand By What You Say.” Rowland’s work with the program will appear in the Causes section on Facebook, on MTV and SpinVox. … Surfing star Timmy Curran is picking up a guitar and a mic instead of a surfboard this summer. He’ll be touring with Beautiful Girls, mostly on the West Coast.