Release Of Mariah-Starring Film Delayed

Nearly two weeks after Mariah Carey's emotional and physical breakdown, the studio releasing her new movie has announced that the release date has been pushed back to next month. "Glitter," which star

Nearly two weeks after Mariah Carey's emotional and physical breakdown, the studio releasing her new movie has announced that the release date has been pushed back to next month. "Glitter," which stars Carey as an aspiring pop singer, was to open Aug. 31. But 20th Century Fox said yesterday (Aug. 6) it would now open Sept. 21.

"Glitter" marks Carey's first starring role. She also is one of its producers. A Fox spokesperson did not immediately return a call seeking details on why the film's release was delayed.

Her new album, also titled "Glitter," is scheduled for release Aug. 21 via Virgin; it is unclear if its release will be delayed to coincide with the movie's opening. A publicist for the soundtrack did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

As previously reported, the 31-year-old Grammy winner canceled her publicity tour for the film, along with other public appearances after checking herself into a hospital on July 25. Carey's breakdown came as a result of working too hard and getting too little sleep working on "Glitter," the soundtrack, and another film, "Wise Girls," due out next year, according to her spokesperson.

Yesterday, the spokesperson told The Associated Press that Carey's condition was unchanged. Carey is under psychiatric care at an undisclosed facility.


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