Mariah Plans Television Interview
Mariah Carey will sit for her first interview since suffering an emotional breakdown with ABC News' Barbara Walters. The interview is scheduled to air Sept. 12 on "20/20" at 10 p.m. ET. Carey was lastMariah Carey will sit for her first interview since suffering an emotional breakdown with ABC News' Barbara Walters. The interview is scheduled to air Sept. 12 on "20/20" at 10 p.m. ET. Carey was last interviewed by Walters after her divorce from Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola in November 1998.
The 31-year-old pop singer was treated at a Connecticut clinic earlier this month and has been with her mother, under a doctor's care, since her release. Carey said she was exhausted after working on two movies -- "Glitter" and "Wise Girls" -- as well as the Virgin soundtrack for "Glitter."
The album and the movie were each bumped back a few weeks following Carey's breakdown. The "Glitter" album is now due out Sept. 11; the Twentieth Century Fox film, which features Carey in her first starring role, will now open Sept. 21 in U.S. theaters.
Carey recently posted an audio message on her official Web site for her fans: "Hey guys, I'm just checking in, letting you know that I love you. I'm reading the letters you wrote me, and you always make me smile, no matter what. I'll call you soon, bye."
Meanwhile, Mira Sorvino, Carey's "Wise Girls" co-star, says recent tabloid reports that the two actresses brawled on the set of the film are "ridiculous."
"We had one verbal argument one day, there was no physicality whatsoever," Sorvino said last week. "If you can really imagine me rolling on the ground, tearing hair out, as the [National] Enquirer said, then I don't know what to say, but I can assure you that that never happened, and we made up the next day and we're on very good terms."
The 33-year-old actress said it is upsetting to have such rumors spread about her. "My mother called me and said, 'What's this? You were on the ground with Mariah Carey?' and I was like, 'No, Mom, how could you of all people believe that?,'" Sorvino said. "I've had people from around the world who read this and that's the first thing they ask me."
"Wise Girls," which chronicles the lives of three waitresses at a restaurant run by the mob, is scheduled for release next year.
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