Hey Mariah, maybe the next time you accept a big award you should remember to eat first!
There’s a lot of buzz about Mariah Carey’s erratic behavior at the Palm Springs International Film Festival gala Jan 5. In fact, there was SO much buzz because Mariah was MORE than buzzed – the songbird’s acceptance speech for her Breakthrough Performance in Precious was barely coherent.
After arriving onstage to accept her trophy, Mariah, 39, immediately leaped into Precious director Lee Daniels’ arms (he was her escort for the evening as hubby Nick Cannon, 29, was MIA) and began her slurring speech. “Well, I mean, please forgive me, I’m a little bit…” she stuttered at one point, whereupon one sassy audience member shouted out, “F***ing wasted!” Miz Mariah pointed one manicured finger at the screamer and yelled back, “Yea!”
Hey, it happens. Haven’t you ever had one too many and made a fool out of yourself?
Mariah Carey made quite a scene at the Palm Springs International Film Festival – and not because of her fashion sense, either. No, according to several sources – and even a few celebrities – the diva definitely had few more glasses of bubbly — or, whatever — than sense would dictate.
After giving a long-winded, rambling speech, the songbird, who had been honored at the festival for her breakthrough performance as an understated counselor in Precious, was escorted away while concerned audience members hurriedly clapped her offstage around 8:30 PM on Jan. 5. Her erratic behavior didn’t go unnoticed by Sean Penn, who walked onstage as she exited.
“I, unlike the prior speaker, will do this speech completely sober,” Sean, 49, cracked. Up in the Air director Jason Reitman, 32, made a similar statement. “I’m about as happy as Mariah is feeling right now!” he laughed.
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Mariah Carey shows off her glam and casual side all in one day!
We all know Mariah Carey loves to dress up and wow, does she look gorgeous at the Capri, Italy International Hollywood Film Festival on Dec. 28! The Precious star dazzled with screen siren curls and luminous makeup. Earlier in the day, Mariah opted for a more casual look of pin straight locks and barely-there makeup. What do you think of Mariah’s two looks? Read more
Precious made an impressive push in its second weekend.
The powerful drama — featuring highly praised performances from actresses Mo’Nique, Mariah Carey and newcomer Gabourey Sidibe — was released in 156 more theaters, and raked in $6.1 million. That’s an average of $35,000 per screen! The Oprah and Tyler Perry-supported movie is being noted as one of the most phenomenal limited-release runs in box office history, and buzz is building about Academy Award nominations. Read more
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