The legendary Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez cover Paper Magazine's Special Las Vegas Edition this month.
Las Vegas is known for hiring A-list artists to do residencies in particular hotels. If one decides to go to Las Vegas, they can pick from such artists as Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Celine Dion and more.
Except for Mariah and JLo, there are also covers with Ricky Martin and Backstreet Boys (but who really cares about them ).
Read Mariah's article below:
Mariah Carey is famous for loving "moments." It could be a "butterfly moment." Or a "hot tub moment." But right now, it's a "Las Vegas moment." The sexy superstar just wrapped up Mariah: #1 to Infinity, her first-ever Vegas residency, where she performed all 18 of her #1 hits at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Fans who didn't catch Mimi's Vegas show will get another chance in December when she returns to the Colosseum for All I Want for Christmas Is You, a holiday concert series that, yes, will be sure to feature that iconic, titular hit. (For those unable to head out West for the holidays, you can also catch Mariah's Christmas shows at New York's Beacon Theatre.) On top of these performances, the pop star has her hands
At our cover shoot, Carey's outfits channel the glittery, over-the-top extravagance of her new city. "I think this is kind of a fairy princess moment," she says of one sparkly gold tulle gown. "And I took off my shoes to be very Cinderella," she adds. "Although I don't know that Cinderella went as plunging in the neckline." So, an adult, glamorous Cinderella? "Adult, glamorous...yeah, I guess so," she says. "If I have to be an adult, sure."
What made you decide to do a show in Las Vegas?
Well, I just thought it would be something
And they say 'What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.' Do you have any of those kinds of moments that you really cut loose?
Well, it's hard because sometimes it's like two nights on back to back so I don't really [go out] -- it's not like, 'WOO HOO,' let's, like, go wild on the Las Vegas
If your friend was going to Las Vegas for the first time, besides seeing your wonderful show, are there other things you would suggest they do?
Well, if they have kids they should take them to the dentist that [my kids] go to, because it's a kids' dentist and they have all these games there...I'm sitting here waiting to go to the dentist, like, 'Let me get toVegas so I can get to the dentist!'
I can't imagine many people would recommend going to Las Vegas for a dentist.
Darling, you've got to take care of your teeth.
Your fans love your many 'Mariah moments.' You know, like your 'butterfly moment' or an 'off-the-shoulder moment' is something you're always loving. Are there any moments you're particularly feeling these days?
I like good moments.
What about a diva moment?
I've never had a diva moment.
No...Actually, I have had diva moments, and then people can't handle it. I guess it's a little
So you can't fight it; it's in your blood.
I can't fight it, no.
If you could start a rumor about yourself, what would it be?
Start a rumor about myself? Oh, do we have to do that? Can't we just leave it to all the other people who love to start rumors? I don't know. I've already said that I insist on having puppies everywhere I go, which would be great! Like, that would be great, no?
You're such a huge star, but can you remember the last time you were starstruck?
Finally, in three words, tell me what it's like to be Mariah Carey.
Pshh, three words!?
You can do more, but that's the challenge.
[Laughs] So many things...Sooo. Many. Things. Those are my three words.
And here's J. Lo's article:
In her dazzling Las Vegas show All I Have, superstar Jennifer Lopez says she thinks Vegas is the sexiest city in the world, and if it is, she's a big reason why. The 48-year-old has never looked
Lopez is living proof of the old adage "If you want something done, give it to a busy person." She juggles her Las Vegas residency, two hit TV shows (Shades of Blue and World of Dance), recording new music (she's releasing her second Spanish language album sometime this year and debuted her single "Ni Tu Ni Yo" this summer), and being mom to adorable twins, Max and Emme. We can't think of a better place for La Lopez to work her versatile magic than Las Vegas.
In your show, you say Las Vegas is the sexiest city in the world. Do you think that's true?
I do, I do. I think people come here to let loose and have a good time, and there's a sexiness to that. You know, it's that inhibition letting
Do you feel that way when you're in Las Vegas? Do you cut loose and let go?
I do in my show, but the show is so demanding for me that I kind of have to stay on
Do you have favorite places you always visit when you come to Las Vegas?
I love the shows and the food.
What are some of your favorite shows or restaurants?
I was really big into all of the Cirque du Soleil shows — I saw every single one of those. And then the restaurants change here all the time. They're always bringing in the best chefs from all over the world to draw people to gamble, so bonus for me. I don't gamble, but I do eat a lot. Occasionally. [Laughs]
What are some of the wildest adventures you've had in Vegas?
I feel like people have wild adventures and drink, and, like, do other things, and I don't do that stuff. You know what I mean? I'm here to dance and the wildest thing I've done is, oooh, I danced 'til 4.You know, that was it.
For someone who's never been to Las Vegas, what would you suggest they do?
When you come to Vegas, you should come see my show, All I Have. It's the best show in Vegas, and you should come and just enjoy hanging out by the pool, shopping, eating, seeing all the great shows. It's like an adult playground. It's a lot of fun.
Your show is over two hours and you dance for the whole show --
Yeah. I dance and sing for the whole show.
It's an amazing workout. Do you not have to do any other exercise? Or do you have to --
No, I do. I
One of my favorite numbers in the show is "I Hope You Dance," which you dedicate to your kids. What was it about that specific song that made you wanna do that?
Well, I tell the story of "I Hope You Dance" and why I put it
And you also talk about how you did the song from that cartoon, Home, and how that was to impress your kids. Were they impressed?
Yeah, that whole section has become about my kids, and I put the boy and the girl dancer in it to represent Max and Emme and how special it is to have that twin connection and how special it is to be a mom of twins and how they follow each other all through life and when one is
My favorite costume you wear is that Balmain dress, but is it ever hard to move in some of your out
Yeah -- I get a lot of bruises and it's a hard show
Do the designers understand that their pieces need to be functional, too?
They understand. Anybody I work with is like, "She has to be able to perform in this." [We're like], "And yes, we want three layers. We want a kaftan, and then we want a bodysuit, and then we wanna strip down [from] that bodysuit to a smaller bodysuit, so can you do that?" And then we kind of let them go from there.
Let's talk about your show, Shades of Blue. It's so different from All I Have -- it's so not Las Vegas. Is it a nice treat to do something where you're not so glamorous?
I love acting, and it's funny because I do such different things, and I play in such different lanes. It's like being this character here at the All I
Check out these amazing photoshoots the divas did for the magazine!
Even though I love them both, I have to admit that J. Lo's photoshoot is much better. It could be an album photoshoot because this is truly amazing!
What do you think?