The NY Post reports that Carey came straight to the hotel with husband Nick Cannon, Randy Jackson and Jermaine Dupri after performing at the NFL Kick-Off event at Rockefeller Center. How do we know they're telling the truth? Well, for starters, she's still got on the same dress that she wore on stage. Which is definitely going to make us think twice next time we get dressed up for a fancy hotel dinner.
Since you never know what Grammy-award winning artist is going to show up at your restaurant in a designer gown that probably costs more than your house, it's probably better to play it safe and just have on a tuxedo at all times.
After singing two jazz standards, Summertime and Lullaby of Birdland (one of our faves!), Mariah posted a photo on Twitter with the caption: "During an impromptu visit to the Carlyle, singing Jazz standards I've loved since childhood."
Cafe Carlyle is known for hosting regular clarinet performances by director Woody Allen, and describes itself as "an exquisitely well-dressed classroom where guests experience and engage in the lost language of elegance and sophistication." A language which Mariah Carey, from all the evidence we've seen, is clearly fluent in. Except when she's showing up in front of the Plaza dressed like Eminem. But, then again, we all have our moments.
[Photo: Dick Johnson NYC / Flickr; inset, Jason Merritt / Getty]