If you want to see just how rambling Mariah Carey's speech was at last night's Palm Springs film fest awards show, take a look at the video here. Headlines around the Web today about her include: "Mariah Carey: Drunk or not?" and "Mariah Carey embarrasses herself on stage." Us Weekly called it a "slushy" speech and E! called it "lush-ious."
"Please forgive me because I'm a little bit um ... yeah!" the diva said between peals of laughter as she and director Lee Daniels joked around onstage.
Backstage, reports USA TODAY's Arienne Thompson, Mariah's handler barked "just photos" and made sure the honoree was photographed only on her right side. One of her bodyguards looked stressed out, while a few other members of her entourage discussed whether or not the car was outside waiting.