lee daniels mariah carey Mariah Carey takes the first step, admits she was drunk at Palm Springs AwardsMariah Carey blames her loopy acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards on her “Precious” director Lee Daniels, not eating enough that day and champagne. 
“The thing is me and Lee hadn’t see each other in a long time, and then he was presenting my award, so he starts off immediately with inside jokes,” Carey said at the People’s Choice Awards Wednesday, Jan. 6. “We had splashes of champagne, and I love Lee but he’s a bad influence.”  
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At least she admits it. That’s the first step.  
But she also explained that if people really knew her, “they would understand I have a sense of humor, and basically that’s what gets me through life.
That and champagne.
Frankly, The Dish Rag would like to go on record that we are totally in favor of celebrities drinking at awards shows. 
In fact, alcohol is one of the reasons the Golden Globes is so fun and unpredictable. 
All the stars are drinking the whole night at their tables, hitting the smoking room and the bar in between breaks and they continue to toss it back at the after-parties.  
Let’s raise a glass to loose lips during interviews, impaired judgment and intoxicated celebrity antics. 

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