Mariah Carey gets carried away at gala

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January 7, 2010 9:27:27 AM PST
Mariah Carey lived up to her sometimes loopy reputation at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala. The teetering diva gave a long, rambling acceptance speech after being named Breakthrough Actress for her performance in "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."

Carey was escorted onto the stage Tuesday night, and at the podium, greeted her presenter and "Precious" director Lee Daniels with a little dance and a big hug. It got more odd from there.