SNL: Janet Ditches, Mariah Replaces

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Can '08 get any better for Mariah? A new album coming out, her musical career going sky high, and now this! The diva will be appearing on this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live after Janet Jackson was forced to cancel her appearance due to the flu. Carey will serve as musical guest, while ''Superbad'' star Jonah Hill will host. This is Mimi's first appearance on the sketch comedy series in over 10 years.

Jackson had been scheduled to perform in support of her most recent album, ''Discipline'', which debuted atop the charts last week. However, after her ailment worsened enough for her to visit Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Monday, she elected to cancel her SNL appearance and focus on getting well, her rep said. "She's been battling the flu like everyone else," Jackson's rep Patti Webster told E! News on Tuesday.

Hopefully Mariah sings some new material from her forthcoming album ''E=MC²''. She most probably will perform "Touch My Body", her newest hit and an old favorite. And, I hope JJ gets well soon!