Mariah Carey's New Reality Show Features a Lot of Dancer Bryan Tanaka, Barely Any James Packer -- See the Clip
By Desiree Murphy
Mariah Carey's new reality show looks hot, hot, hot!
New promos for the 46-year-old singer's upcoming E! documentary series, Mariah's World, were released on Thursday, giving fans a sneak peek at what's to come when the eight-part event premieres next month.
Although the network says the show will focus on "the overwhelming demands of [Mariah's] time as she launches her world tour, plans a wedding and is a loving doting mommy to her twins" in its official press release, the promos seemingly tell a different story, as James Packer -- the Australian billionaire Carey was engaged to before they called it quits in September -- is noticeably missing.
He did, however, kind of make it into one of the official promo pics. Yes, that would be him in the shadows to the far right…
Instead, much of the footage shines a light on her all-male Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour backup dancers, including Bryan Tanaka, the 33-year-old Washington native who reportedly found himself in the middle of Carey's split from Packer. A source close to Carey previously told ET that despite the rumors, the two are "just friends."
"This is my boss right there," exclaims dancer G. Madison, before one of the promos cuts to a clip of all the men shirtless and covered up in only towels. We then see Carey pouring a glass of champagne down Tanaka's chest.
Fans also see Tanaka on a safari adventure with Carey's 5-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, whom she shares with ex Nick Cannon. He also wasn't shy about gushing over the "#Beautiful" singer's curves, saying, "It looks good from over here," and "That's a sexy shot!" as the cameras panned to Carey striking a flirty pose.
"Tanaka does have a crush on her," a member from Carey's team explains, as the singer's new manager, Stella Bulochnikov, chimes in, asking, "What are we going to do with him?"
Despite all the hot shots of Tanaka, there is a brief snippet of the diva trying on a wedding dress. "[The show] is an insight into a world people might not see," Carey exclaims.
See the full promos below.
On Wednesday, Carey was spotted at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. A rep for ABC confirmed to ET that she belted out her classic hit, "All I Want for Christmas is You," at the theme park, a performance which will air on the network's Thanksgiving primetime special, The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, and Christmas Day special, The Disney Parks' Magical Christmas Celebration.
According to an eyewitness, Carey sang three takes of the tune, performing for a total of 20 minutes. Tanaka was also in attendance, helping Carey on and off the stage and wiping it down for her in between takes.
"Mariah was smiling at Bryan and put her arm on his chest," the eyewitness revealed. "Mariah and Bryan seemed flirty. At one point, Bryan picked up Mariah's daughter Monroe and put her on his shoulders."
As we patiently wait for Mariah's World to premiere Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on E! and Bravo, watch the video below to hear more on why Packer might not be making any appearances on-screen.