Mariah Carey hasn't made many public appearances since giving birth to twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe back in April, but she surfaced Sunday night to shill her blinged out butterfly jewelry, clothing, and fragrances on HSN. What ensued in those two hours was hilarious, we gather, from Gawker's edited down footage. Carey gripes about her difficult pregnancy (she suggests some of her HSN merch can serve as "push gifts"), gets confused a lot about which camera to look at, and coins a new word (or at least it's new to me): pow. A boot is "like pow." A girl walking down the street in Mariah Carey for HSN is "pow." This whole clip is POW. Click here to watch.
Why Mariah Carey's New Candy-Scented Fragrances Will Make Her Even Richer
Launching a fragrance is easy money for celebrities with the right star power. So it's no surprise, following news that Mariah Carey dropped out of Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," that she's looking to boost her biz with a new trio of fragrances called Lollipop Bling. (Yes, that is really the name of her newest line fragrances.) "It means she needs an infusion of cash," says Jo Piazza who writes the Celebenomics column for AOL's PopEater. "Celebrity fragrance has the highest margins of any celebrity branded consumer product and they get paid an upfront of between $2 million and $5 million. If the fragrance sells well it can bring in revenues of $100 million a year requiring a celebrity to do very little in promotions or marketing."