"We were celebrating and having little splashes [of champagne], and I hadn't eaten, and that's what it was. We were celebrating the movie and all the exciting stuff going on. There's a time for celebration and a time for not — but really, technically, it's a party atmosphere. We had splashes of champagne. I love Lee, but he's a bad influence."
-Pop star and actress Mariah Carey, talking to reporters at Wednesday (January 6) night's People's Choice Awards about the acceptance speech she gave at Tuesday (January 5) night's awards ceremony at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. The video of her performance while accepting the prize for Breakthrough Actress spread all over the Internet, causing a great deal of speculation about what caused her to be so loopy. But now we know: The combination of excitement over seeing "Precious" director Lee Daniels, a lack of food and a little bit of champagne made her extra-bubbly. Carey kept up her winning ways on Wednesday, as she took home the award for Favorite R&B Artist at the People's Choice Awards. Her acceptance speech was much simpler: Accompanied by husband Nick Cannon, the singer told the audience, "My real fans know that they are my extended family, and I love them so much."