Jenny McCarthy Scolds Mariah Carey for New Year’s Eve ‘Train Wreck’ Fallout
From where Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest host Jenny McCarthy was sitting on December 31, Mariah Carey's set was hardly something to toast over.
McCarthy, who had a front-row seat to Carey's...uhh, colorful...performance, said in a new installment of her SiriusXM show that she initially empathized with Carey's trouble, and seemed sure tech issues were to blame for the train wreck. But when she saw how Carey's team handled the fallout (Carey's manager Stella Bulochnikov blamed Dick Clark Productions), McCarthy's goodwill very quickly evaporated.
"I felt really bad for her, because it was that bad," McCarthy said. "It was a complete train wreck. And like Donnie [Wahlberg] said, being in this business, I know what it's like to have your prompter go out. I know what it's like to have my inner ears go out. It's scary, and it's like your brain malfunctions and you're on live TV. So I was like, you know what, I have sympathy for her. My sympathy stopped, however, the moment she accused Dick Clark Productions of sabotaging her performance."
"Now I do understand our egos of course want to blame everyone but itself for mistakes, but I literally had a visceral reaction to her saying Dick Clark Productions did this on purpose and for ratings,” she added. “I mean, let me tell you something. If Dick Clark were alive today, I guarantee he would be on air right now fighting back. He’s not, so I’m going to."
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