July 14, 2013 in Nation/World

Carey plays benefit with injured wing

From Wire Reports
 
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Mariah Carey performs in Central Park during the All-Star Charity Concert to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims Saturday in New York.
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Mariah Carey has a new accessory: the stylish sling supporting her injured shoulder.

The pop diva performed in a fashionable sling that matched her shimmering white dress on Central Park’s Great Lawn on Saturday night for the 2013 MLB All-Star Charity Concert. It was for the benefit of Superstorm Sandy victims.

She asked the crowd: “We like it?”

The 43-year-old went to the hospital July 7 after dislocating her shoulder while filming a music video. She told the crowd Saturday she “was in a tiny bit of pain, but I’m OK.”

Carey performed four songs – which sounded live – with the New York Philharmonic. Her recent performances at the BET Awards and on “American Idol” have been criticized as Carey appeared to lip sync. She kicked off the four-song concert with “My All” – full of breathy riffs – and added a white fur to her sling when she sang “Looking In.”

“I’m not in the best of health,” she said. “I’m filming this for my own self for incredible laughs.”

Carey added that she was humbled to perform at a benefit for Sandy victims. Major League Baseball made a $1 million donation for Sandy relief efforts.

Obama takes Kornheiser golfing

President Barack Obama’s birthday gift to ESPN commentator Tony Kornheiser was a game of golf. With the president.

The White House said Obama teed off Saturday with Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, co-hosts of the sports network’s “Pardon the Interruption” talk show. Saturday was Kornheiser’s 65th birthday.

Obama spent more than four hours at the golf course at the Army’s Fort Belvoir in Virginia, south of Washington. The president is an avid sports fan and viewer of ESPN programming.

The White House did not identify the fourth member of the presidential golf party.

In the evening, Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended daughter Sasha’s singing performance at a friend’s house in Gaithersburg, Md.

The birthday bunch

Actor Harry Dean Stanton is 87. Actress Polly Bergen is 83. Former football player and actor Rosey Grier is 81. Actor Vincent Pastore is 67. Singer-guitarist Kyle Gass is 53. Actress Jane Lynch is 53. Actor Matthew Fox is 47. Hip-hop musician Taboo (Black Eyed Peas) is 38.

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