Ryan Seacrest Is *Still* Throwing Shade Over Mariah Carey’s NYE Performance Flub
As anyone who’s ever watched VH1’s Divas Live knows, Mariah Carey has had plenty of incredible, career-defining moments over the years. But she’s also had a few not-so-incredible moments, including her most recent NYE performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which turned into a disaster before America’s eyes.
The fallout saw both the singer and her manager pointing fingers at the production crew, while host Ryan Seacrest backed up the folks behind the scenes. Now, nine months later, the Live With Kelly and Ryan host is maintaining his stance and spilling more details about the fateful night in question.
Sitting down for a chat alongside co-host Kelly Ripa on Thursday night’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the TV mogul quipped, “What was going through my head was and is — that crew, that team, that staff is the best in the business,” he said. “They put on the biggest live music events and they know what they’re doing. And I know how good they are at their jobs. So, my reaction was — [Carey] was working with the best.”
He also questioned the credibility of the songstress’ claims that she was “foiled,” saying, “I find it hard to believe they made big mistakes that night.”
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According to the 42-year-old, however, he actually didn’t witness any flubs himself due to the noise from the massive Times Square crowd. “I had to be told that something was going on and then try and find a monitor [which was showing Carey’s performance] to react to. So, I wasn’t quite sure what was happening, actually.”
Cohen rightfully pointed out that the rest of America had no clue what was happening, either. Honestly, we’re not sure we’ll ever know — let’s just hope the next New Year’s celebration is a lot smoother!
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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