It’s the mark of a diva to always arrive fashionably late and make a dramatic entrance, but diva of all divas Mariah Carey won’t enjoy such a lax scheduling with her New Year’s Eve plans this year.
Mariah is set to headline “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” tonight, and producers are going above and beyond to ensure the singer arrives on time to perform before the ball drops. That means booking her a hotel room nearby Times Square and hiring a special team devoted to getting her there on time, Page Six reports.
“Mariah has to be on time. She is the top performer in Times Square right before the ball drops,” an insider for the NYE show told Page Six. “They’ve booked her an apartment at a top Times Square hotel for hair and makeup because they fear she’d never make it from her Manhattan apartment on time. There’s a team of top producers tasked to get her there on time and shepherd her to the stage.”
Though the New Year’s Eve timeline may seem obvious to most, apparently Mariah and her team were unaware.
The source added, “When Dick Clark producers called to lock in her arrival time, Mariah’s team actually asked for clarification, ‘What time exactly does the ball drop?'”
Looks like we’ll all be ringing in 2017 on Mariah time.
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