The Latest on Mariah Carey’s Disastrous Performance on New Year’s

The Latest on Mariah Carey’s Disastrous Performance on New Year’s

MARIAH CAREY was EASILY the most memorable act on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” this year.

If you didn’t see it, there were some technical difficulties, and rather than perform though it, Mariah just awkwardly walked around onstage, talking to the crowd while her songs played in the background.

During her first song, she complained about not being able to hear her backing track, and at one point she said, quote, “We didn’t have a soundcheck, but it’s New Year’s baby.  That’s okay.”

She started fake-singing the second song, but then abruptly stopped . . . revealing that she’d been lip-synching.  But that wasn’t surprising, since she TOLD the crowd ahead of time that she’d give it a go because the backing track was the full album version.

Afterward, her rep said Mariah told the producers ahead of time that her in-ear monitors weren’t working, but they didn’t do anything about it.  The rep also accused them of “[setting] her up to fail” for ratings during the later West Coast feed.

Mariah’s people tried to get the producers to cut the performance from the West Coast broadcast . . . but they got shot down.  ABC refused.

Her manager said, quote, “[An exec] said he couldn’t do that.  I asked him why would they want to run a performance with mechanical glitches, unless they just want eyeballs at any expense.  It’s not artist friendly.”

But the producers said they had “no involvement” in the situation, and that allegations that they’d intentionally sabotaged her performance were, quote, “defamatory, outrageous, and frankly absurd.”

There’s talk that Mariah was the one that refused to do a soundcheck, but her manager says she was planning to do one, and was there in plenty of time.

On Sunday, Mariah Tweeted, quote, “[Stuff] happens.  Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!  Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”  (She really said “[S-word] happens . . .”)

One last note, Mariah’s people say the producers were BEGGING her to do the show.  Quote, “She was doing them a favor.  [The producer’s] direct request was, ‘I’m begging you to do this.  America needs this moment after Donald Trump, et cetera.’  What a bunch of nonsense.”  (???)

Chick-fil-A Will Give Your Family Free Ice Cream If You Don’t Use Your Phones for an Entire Meal

Chick-fil-A Will Give Your Family Free Ice Cream If You Don’t Use Your Phones for an Entire Meal

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What do your kids love more . . . their phone, or ice cream? Well, Chick-fil-A wants to help you find out.

They’re running a new promotion at 150 locations around the country, where everyone in your family can get a free ice cream cone . . . but only if none of you touch your PHONES for the entire meal.

You have to put them in a cardboard box in the middle of the table, and leave them there until you’re done with your food. And the point is to give you 15 to 20 minutes where you actually TALK to each other instead of playing games and texting.

Or if you could all just power through WITHOUT talking, get it down to five minutes, and STILL get free ice cream. Boom . . . your move Chick-fil-A.

It’s not clear which locations are doing it, so you might want to call ahead.

(CNBC / Time)

Three Reasons Your Office Goes Crazy For Free Food  (So yeah, go ahead and bring those breakfast tacos.. hint hint..)

Three Reasons Your Office Goes Crazy For Free Food (So yeah, go ahead and bring those breakfast tacos.. hint hint..)

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There’s one thing that’s consistent at every office around the world: When someone puts FREE FOOD in the kitchen, people devour it like they’ve never eaten before, and might never eat again.

So some psychologists looked at WHY office workers lust for free food. Here are the three main reasons . . .

  1. It goes back to our prehistoric days. There’s a deep, biological instinct in us to grab food when it’s available. Because if we don’t, we might starve. It’s also why we can’t resist the free samples at the grocery store.
  2. We spend our entire lives learning to grab free food that other people are after. It’s why we try to get as much candy as we can on Halloween, or out of a piñata, and why we make sure we’re first in line to get a piece of birthday cake.If you’ve ever missed out on the food in one of those situations, something clicks, and tells you to NEVER let it happen again.
  3. It’s a good bonding experience. Eating with someone builds trust, so it’s a good chance to develop better relationships with your coworkers.

(Huffington Post)