She said, he said
If you happened to catch Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, or don’t live under a rock, then you know that things did not go well for Mariah Carey during what was supposed to be an epic performance to ring in the new year. Instead, technical issues messed things up so bad, Mariah couldn’t perform. And just when you thought things couldn’t plummet any further, the singer was accused of skipping the rehearsal and lip-syncing.
But, naturally, her people argued back, saying “production set her up to fail,” which Dick Clark Productions called “absurd.” Whatever the case, it was awkward AF and made Mimi into a laughingstock.
Here’s the thing. She may not like to walk from her bed to the bathroom, and requires five people to help her put on a pair of stilettos, but Mariah is a professional. When singers and musicians get on stage, they’ve all got in-ear monitors to hear the music they’re singing or playing to. And if hers didn’t work, there was no way the show could go on—not with a loud NYE crowd like the one in NYC. Things were bound to be disastrous. But there’s a silver lining to everything, and in Mariah’s own words:
Shit happens 😩 Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!🎉 Here’s to making more headlines in 2017 😂 pic.twitter.com/0Td8se57jr
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 1, 2017
Of course Emma Watson has a voice like an angel
The live-action Beauty and the Beast is out in two months and two weeks and we couldn’t be more excited. So what better way to start off your day with a “Bonjour!” and a “Good day!” and listen to Belle herself? That’s right, Disney shared a clip of Emma Watson singing a snippet from “Something There” and it’s about as perfect as you expected.
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) December 31, 2016
Serena Williams got engaged to the co-founder of Reddit
The tennis great became engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian over the holidays and what better way to announce the news than in a poem—on Reddit? Sure, they’ve been dating since 2015 but because of how private they’ve kept their relationship, this was shocking—albeit, awesome—news.
“I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome,” Williams wrote on her verified Reddit account. “To escort me to my very own ‘charming.’ Back to where our stars first collided. And now it was full circle. At the same table we first met by chance.”
She continued: “But by choice. Down on knee. He said 4 words. And I said yes.”
Maybe with this ring?
Ohanian shared the Reddit announcement on Facebook, simply writing, “She said yes,” adding that Williams is a “keeper.” Congrats to the happy couple!
J.Lo and Drake started off the new year together
WHAT IS HAPPENING?! So much speculation, so much teasing, it’s been a week since Jennifer Lopez shared that pic of her and Drake cuddling, and now we want answers. Well, Drake was in Las Vegas for a New Year’s Eve performance and E! News reports she was with him the whole night.
The pair, along with friends, reportedly dressed up for dinner, and then later when the two left together, they were holding hands.
2017 is better already.
The Queen missed New Year’s Day mass because she’s still sick
It’s been weeks since the Queen has made a public outing. Dec. 9, in fact, was when she last made an appearance, hosting an event at Buckingham Palace. But she’s been battling a bad cold. One that not only delayed her train trip to Sandringham Estate where they celebrate Christmas (though she and Prince Philip eventually did arrive by helicopter, as one does) but also caused her to skip church on New Year’s Day.
“Her Majesty The Queen will not attend Sunday worship at Sandringham today,” read the statement from Buckingham Palace that was released on Sunday. “The Queen does not yet feel ready to attend church as she is still recuperating from a heavy cold.”
That’s two high-profile, traditional appearances she’s missed. Is it wrong that we’re a little fearful of what the 90-year-old monarch’s state of health is really like? Here’s to hoping that rest and recuperation will bring her back to tip-top shape in no time.