Mariah Carey is speaking a little more fully than a tweet about her NYE nightmare, and she isn't done blaming Dick Clark Productions.
Still, in her EW chat, she sings the praises of the late Dick Clark himself:
All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person and I was lucky enough to work with him when I first started in the music business. I’m of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as I was in real time.
Mariah also uses the interview to talk up her reality series Mariah's World and her upcoming Lionel Richie tour. Hm.
(Video still via Access Hollywood)
Meanwhile, it's Donny & Mariah! Marie Osmond is defending Mariah, but maybe in a way Mariah wouldn't love. See, Mariah insists she was not going to lip-synch on NYE, even though she did, in fact, 100% lip-synch “Auld Lang Syne” and “We Belong Together,” and “Emotions” seemed to have all her high notes on its track. But Marie's defense, reported by Us Weekly, is:
High-five to her for not walking offstage. When you can't hear, you can't hear ... Just so you know, most of those big shows are [lip-synched] because they don't want a mishap.
I still say these ladies handled it better.
As for New Year's Eve's least qualified host, Jenny McCarthy is providing less cover for Carey than that beaded bathing suit/fishnet combo. In fact, she really comes for her: