A TV special with Ariana Grande



a little girl standing next to a christmas tree: "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special" is coming soon to Apple TV+. (Apple TV+)


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“Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” is coming soon to Apple TV+. (Apple TV+)

On the (not quite) first day of Christmas, Mariah gave to me: A special on Apple TV.

That’s right: “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” is coming Dec. 4 to Apple TV+, the streaming platform announced Wednesday. Also set to appear in the star-studded program are Ariana Grande, Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Misty Copeland and a partridge in a pear tree.

Executive produced by the Queen of Christmas herself, the holiday extravaganza will feature a merry mix of musical performances, dance numbers and animated displays.

“Let’s get festive!” Carey tweeted Wednesday, along with a sparkly promotional poster featuring the Grammy winner smiling in the center of a giant evergreen wreath.

In tandem with the special, Apple will also debut “Oh Santa!” a new single and music video featuring Carey, Grande and Hudson. The pop power collab will lead a companion soundtrack including tracks from Snoop Dogg and Dupri, as well as a reimagined version of the Yuletide classic “Sleigh Ride.”

“Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” is one of multiple holiday shows the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” hitmaker has staged over the years. Past winter TV celebrations starring Carey include YouTube Red’s “The Keys of Christmas,” Funny or Die’s “Mariah Carey’s Holiday Sketchtacular,” the Hallmark Channel’s “Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas” and more.

As usual, Carey wasted no time ringing in the Christmas season this year by uploading a post-Halloween video of herself wearing a red flannel onesie and cheering to the tune of “All I Want for Christmas is You” in her own personal winter wonderland, complete with fake snow and frosted evergreens.

“It’s time!”a title card reads. “But let’s get through Thanksgiving first.”

And after the election, the songstress shared a viral clip of a euphoric crowd dancing to her No. 1 holiday hit at a gas station in Los Angeles after former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris defeated President Trump and Vice President Pence earlier this month.

“Wish come truuueee!” Carey tweeted in approval.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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Ariana Grande Channels 1960s Fashion Icons in Empowering New Music Video for ‘Positions’

Ariana Grande is channeling fashion icons like Brigitte Bardot and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as she takes on the many different roles of 1960s feminists in an empowering music video for her new single “Positions.”

On Wednesday, the singer, 27, posted a series of Instagram photos showing off her ’60s-inspired glam and eight different retro looks she wore throughout the 3-minute video.

Ariana Grande/Instagram

Ariana Grande/Instagram

“what’s your favorite look from the positions video ? styled by @mimicuttrell 🤍 lmk and vote for Biden,” Grande captioned the post.

In the photos, the “7 Rings” singer is sporting a black peplum dress, a bright yellow skirt suit, a corset apron, Mod-inspired stud earrings, a thick white headband, a pillbox hat and, of course, her signature winged eyeliner.

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“I love them all, can’t choose,” one person wrote in the comment section. “Umm all of them!! @mimicuttrell DID that!! The 60s/presidential glam styling suits you so well 😍”

Ariana Grande/Instagram

Ariana Grande/Instagram

The video depicts Grande as the President of the United States, effortlessly balancing her personal life with her professional one. And from the outfits, to the hair and makeup, to the accessories, the star and her stylist, Mimi Cuttrell, perfectly captured an era marked by second wave of feminism.

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Earlier this month, Grande teased her upcoming album on Instagram with a cryptic video of herself typing the word “positions” on a keyboard.

Grande later launched two countdowns on her official website, which fans presume are for her new single and a full album. According to the two clocks, the single will arrive on Oct. 23 while the album will drop just in time for Halloween on Oct. 30.

The LP will be Grande’s sixth studio album, following 2019’s Thank U, Next.

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She initially teased the new music in a tweet that read, “I can’t wait to give you my album this month.”

Grande’s upcoming album has a tough act to follow, with Thank U, Next breaking multiple streaming records upon release.

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The album’s title track and “7 Rings” both debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 and “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” followed suit on the day of the album’s release.

The “Sweetener” singer scored four Grammy nominations for her work on Thank U, Next. The album itself was nominated for album of the year and best pop vocal album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, while its single “7 Rings” was nominated for record of the year and best pop solo performance.

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