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.” (???)
A student at the University of Georgia was late for a test so they parked illegally, leaving a note on their for the parking enforcement officer, pleading with them to just this once, give them a break.
Well not only did the ticket writer not help the student out, they left a pretty nasty note on the ticket that read, “Hope you failed.”
No word on if it is real, but if it is, ouch!
Story by Dave Basner
Photo Credit: Reddit
Hope you’re saving money, because Christmas is going to do its best to bankrupt you this year.
A new study by the consulting company Deloitte found the average person will spend almost $1,500 on the holidays this year. Here’s how that breaks down . . .
- $487 on gifts.
- $348 going to holiday parties.
- $212 hosting holiday parties.
- $182 on clothing for yourself or your family that ISN’T a gift.
- $124 on decorations.
- And $110 on random other expenses.
That’s a total of $1,463 . . . so only one-third is going toward gifts.
And that total doesn’t include things you buy for YOURSELF. Half of people say they plan on getting themselves a gift or two while they’re shopping.
(On a related note, another survey found that 71% of people say the thing that gets them into the “holiday spirit” is . . . shopping.)
Today is October 21st, 2015. That’s the date in the “future” that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in “Back to the Future 2”. So obviously, everybody wants to know if THAT future matches up to the real deal.
The things the movie got right include: Big screen TVs and video conferencing . . . News drones . . . Hands-free video games . . . and Video glasses.
Things we HAVEN’T seen yet include: Flying cars . . . Hoverboards . . . “Jaws 19” . . . and Shoes with self-tying laces. Although, this one MIGHT actually come true today. Nike kind of teased it yesterday.
As for the Cubs winning the World Series . . . That’s to be determined. But the fact that they predicted it nearly 30 years ago and it’s a real possibility is a little eerie. Even if it is a very remote possibility. As it stands now, the Mets only need one more win to shut the Cubs out of the running.
(In an unrelated and deviant note: There’s also a “Back to the Future” porn parody in the works. It’s being filmed now for a November “release”. Here’s a non-pornographic trailer. Warning: It contains some mild sexual imagery.)
A woman in Ireland named Denise O’Reilly grabbed some money from her purse last month, and one of the bills had a message on it that said, “Christy, it’s always been you. Come and find me.” And it was signed by someone named Megan.
So Denise posted a picture of it online, and asked people to share it, so whoever ‘Christy’ was might see it. And it actually WORKED. Thousands of people shared it on Facebook, and a guy named Christy Leech came forward the next day.
It turns out he’s a musician, and his ex-girlfriend wrote the note. He says they broke up a while back, then she came to one of his shows about six months ago, and wrote the note before she used the bill to pay the cover.
Apparently she thought the money would go straight to the band, but Christy didn’t see it, and never knew she was there. He also says her name isn’t actually Megan. It’s an inside joke, because he THOUGHT her name was Megan the first time they met.
It’s not clear if they’re dating again, and we still don’t know her real name. But he confirmed that they ARE back in touch now.
By the way, he also said the line “It’s always been you” that she wrote on the money is the name of a SONG he wrote about her while they were still together.
(TodayFM.com / The Sun)
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