Mariah Carey’s penchant for funning it up at awards shows this season was a popular topic of conversation during Sunday’s Golden Globes after-parties. (For the unaware: Carey, who’s been making the rounds with her fellow “Precious” cast mates, has been taking advantage of the free champagne at these things, then making rambling, semi-incoherent public statements).
Carey made no major scene at the Globes or during her brief appearance at the NBC after-party on the Beverly Hilton rooftop, but, because her husband Nick Cannon was so together, her (admittedly amusing) episodes are made even more obvious.
“Mariah isn’t the person you would meet at one of these things and you say, ‘Yeah, I’d really be interested in her for my upcoming project,’” said one television producer. “Nick, on the other hand, I actually have approached him for something I’m working on. And it has nothing to do with him being married to Mariah, it has everything to do with him proving to be better than anyone thought he’d be.”
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Another television producer agreed: “You’d think that her work in ‘Precious,’ which was impressive for Mariah, would stand on its own and maybe land her some more jobs, but working with someone who you know will be easy to work with is something I certainly consider. Not sure she’d top my list,” said the producer.
January Jones and Jeremy Piven. Really?
Let’s get this out of the way first: “Mad Men” nominee January Jones left a Globes after-party at Chateau Marmont with Jeremy Piven. What happened after that? It’s anyone’s guess. Sources close to both are either staying mum or aren’t awake at the time of this writing, which is totally possible. On Saturday, Piven was at the Paramount party, where he was seen doing laps around a perimeter that surrounded a VIP section where Leo DiCaprio, George Clooney and Martin Scorsese — no Jones in sight there.
Dispelling the Johnny Depp death rumor
Thank you, Internet, for Saturday’s Johnny Depp death rumor, which distracted some of us from the Golden Globes for a short while. While a call to a publicist or a proof of life photo is the usual tool for dispelling such rumors, the person on the leading edge of the Johnny-Depp-is-still-alive confirmation was an unlikely one: Crispin Glover. Glover whipped out his cell phone and called Depp, who answered, “Not dead, in France.” After that was cleared up, Glover mentioned being excited about “Alice in Wonderland,” and not so excited about a “Back to the Future” reunion. “No where-are-they-now, no reunion, I don’t want any of it,” Glover said.
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