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Mariah Carey tweeted a star-spangled bikini snapshot on Wednesday to promote her performance on Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.

“Gotta be Pon de water for the Fourth of July! Can’t wait for the NBC special, it’s going to be festivity!” Mariah Carey, 43, tweeted to her 11.6 million followers.

Mariah Carey’s 32-year-old beau Nick Cannon then shared several Instagrams of their twin toddlers, Monroe and Moroccan, affectionately known as “Dem Babies”.

“Family time. Next bedtime stories!” Nick Cannon captioned a crowded portrait of the merry foursome.

He also shared an adorable picture of his two-year-old daughter Monroe pretending to sing her famous mother’s new single, #Beautiful.

Mariah Carey tweeted a star-spangled bikini snapshot to promote her performance on Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Mariah Carey tweeted a star-spangled bikini snapshot to promote her performance on Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

The Grammy winner with the five-octave vocal range was accused of lip-synching the track at the BET Awards alongside R&B star Miguel and rapper Young Jeezy.

Mariah Carey’s vocal and mouth clearly did not match up during the live telecast.

“My wife is a perfectionist and clearly because she’s done it right all her life. So she actually puts a lot of work into these performances,” Nick Cannon told E! Online hours before the incident.

“There’s no management helping make decisions. Everything you see is all her, whether it’s a collaboration when the lights hit, how she enters, she’s doing all of that.”

Mariah Carey previously denied miming her medley on last month’s American Idol finale.

It’s probably even less likely that she sang live for her pre-taped holiday concert airing live on NBC Thursday night.

Mariah Carey performed #Beautiful again with Miguel, America The Beautiful, and Hero on June 27 at Liberty State Park.

The 37th annual Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular will also air with performances from Nick Cannon, Cher, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and Tim McGraw.


The 4th of July is a day for family fun.

Whether you’re taking a trip or looking for fireworks close to home, here’s a sample of festivities.

  • Philadelphia: Welcome America Festival
    Philadelphia’s annual Independence Day festival celebrates for almost two weeks, starting the last week in June with concerts, food events, and much more, and leading up to a full day of festivities on July 4th.
    Events on the 4th of July include a parade, a Liberty Bell tapping ceremony, a “Party on the Parkway”, and an evening concert followed by fireworks.
  • Fourth of July in New York City
    From Hot Dog Eating Contests to Cruises to Concerts…
  • A highlight in NYC is Macy’s stupendous Fourth of July Fireworks, set off from several locations from barges on the Hudson River.
  • Long Island, NY
    Fireworks, parades, festivals, races, more.
  • Boston’s Fourth of July Harborfest
    “America’s Biggest Independence Day Party” is a multi-day bash with hundreds of events – from historic tours to Children’s Day to Chowderfest- and attracts more than 2.5 million visitors. Fourth of July Pops Concert at the Esplanade is a tradition, leading up to fireworks over the Charles River.
  • July 4th in Chicago
    Chicago’s biggest fireworks spectacle took place for decades on July 3rd at Grant Park, with over a million people – with blankets, coolers, picnics – watching from the lakefront, but this event was discontinued. On July 4th, Navy Pier – which has fireworks all summer – will have a special fireworks display.

    The 4th of July is a day for family fun

    The 4th of July is a day for family fun

  • Baltimore’s Fourth of July Celebration
    Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is the place to be: check Calendar for all-day fun, and grand finale fireworks.
  • Washington DC: 4th of July
    A giant National Independence Day Parade starts the celebration along Constitution Avenue; in the afternoon, the annual Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife entertains; the National Archives has a Family Day; and in the evening, the National Symphony Orchestra performs while one of the country’s largest shows of fireworks lights up the reflecting pool on the National Mall.
  • 4th of July in Colonial Williamsburg
    Colonial Williamsburg is living history: real-life actors in the streets and in historic houses bring to life the days before the American Revolution. Expect fireworks, and the chance to ask a few questions – ask Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry, that is.
  • Virginia Beach
    It’s a Stars & Stripes Explosion for July 4th: oceanfront stages with live performances; thousands of visitors; many styles of live music; spectacular fireworks over the ocean.
  • Fourth of July in Orlando
    Expect great fireworks in this town! Find fireworks and celebrations at Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, more.
  • Houston, Texas
    Festivities and live entertainment in Eleanor Tinsley Park lead up to “the nation’s largest land-based fireworks show” (-NYC’s fireworks are on a river).
  • Austin, Texas
    Bring a blanket and picnic basket, for fireworks and music by the Austin Symphony; other venues too.
  • New Orleans
    Celebrate Independence Day New Orleans style: Go 4th on the River is a major bash, with live entertainment followed by the “Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza” on the Mississippi River. Other events, too.
  • Top Picks for 4th of July in St. Louis
    The Fair St. Louis has a parade that’s been rolling for over 130 years, a Family Fun Village, free concerts, and of course fireworks. Other celebrations too in nearby towns.
  • Phoenix Independence Day
    Picnics, concerts, rides, etc., leading up to the fireworks.
  • Los Angeles: 4th of July Festivities
    Where to celebrate the 4th of July in and around LA: festivals, fireworks, BBQ’s, and more, including events in the Valley and Orange County.
  • LA: Americafest at the Rose Bowl
    A standout event for July 4th for families in the LA area: the Rose Bowl stadium, in Pasadena, has a day-long festival with live music, food, entertainment, and “the biggest and best fireworks show in Southern California”.
  • San Francisco
    The 4th of July Celebration takes place at Pier 39, part of the popular tourist complex that includes Fisherman’s Wharf, the Cannery, and Ghirardelli Square. Free family fun, bands, street performers, marionettes, face-painting, and, of course, fireworks.
  • Seattle
    Celebrations include the day-long Family Fourth at Lake Union which ends with a fireworks extravaganza, Tacoma’s Fourth of July Freedom Fair, and more.


Selena Gomez wore patriotic red, white and blue during a pre-taped concert at Liberty State Park for Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.

Selena Gomez – who turns 21 next month – flaunted her cleavage, midriff and long legs in a red-braided top and bridal-white cascading skirt.

Selena Gomez wore patriotic red, white and blue during a pre-taped concert at Liberty State Park for Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Selena Gomez wore patriotic red, white and blue during a pre-taped concert at Liberty State Park for Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

She finished off her patriotic ensemble with blue eyeshadow, an iridescent microphone and white gladiator heels.

The 37th annual event will air live on NBC Thursday with performances from Selena Gomez, her BFF Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon.

Selena Gomez will officially kick off her own Stars Dance Tour on August 14 at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena.

And her album of the same name, already available for presale, officially hits shelves on July 23.

Selena Gomez, who has confirmed she is “absolutely available in every way”, spent last Wednesday hanging out with singer Austin Mahone at Disneyland.

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