Mariah, Droppin' Science


Mariah gets physics-al.

Mariah Carey's label just announced details of her new album, and the big news is this:

La Diva has already locked up the award for Most Ridiculous Title of 2008.

Due out in April, the album will be called "E=MC2," which is corny as hell (Mariah Carey! "MC"! Get it!) and an insult to Einstein.

It's also a flat-out dumb idea, since everybody knows there's no place for physics in Top 40 pop.

Linking your power ballads and other pop piffle to the world's most famous equation is just asking for trouble, Mariah.

Clearly, your ego equals mass times the velocity of light squared, etc.

By J. Freedom du Lac |  February 12, 2008; 11:56 AM ET Ridiculousness
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J. Free says: "There's no place for physics in Top 40 pop."

I ask: "How well are Mariah Carey's breasts holding up against the law of gravity these days?"

Also see: Parton, Dolly; "wagging these puppies."

Posted by: SSMD | February 12, 2008 12:06 PM

@SSMD: Touche! (Or is it two-che?)

Posted by: J. Freedom | February 12, 2008 12:42 PM

that cover is kind of awkward.

Posted by: eek | February 12, 2008 1:07 PM

I'm wondering how much airbrush went into it. I loved Mariah for her first, oh, three albums, but that ship sailed long ago.

Posted by: 23112 | February 12, 2008 1:50 PM

Clearly there is a place for physics on some of the top 40 lists -- Big Audio Dynamite, E=MC2, 1986; #11 on the UK chart, #37 on the US Dance Chart.

Posted by: 23060 | February 12, 2008 1:53 PM

I was going to say, she seems to have added some mass on top, unless that's a camera trick.

Posted by: EricS | February 12, 2008 1:53 PM

Well, whatever they did, she looks pretty hot.

Posted by: 23112 | February 12, 2008 2:44 PM

Damn. She looks like a normal hottie, not some mutant like you see in the fashion shows. No ribs visible!

Posted by: wiredog | February 13, 2008 10:13 AM

She still toppin' charts doesnt matter if it's ridiculous or not.

Posted by: Moe | May 2, 2008 1:04 PM

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