Mariah gets carried away at Palm Springs gala

Singer Mariah Carey arrives for an autograph session in Universal City, Calif., on Thursday, April 17, 2008. Carey signed copies of her new album for fans. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

January 6, 2010 9:35:52 AM PST
Mariah Carey lived up to her sometimes loopy reputation at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala as 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."