Diamond jewelry was out in full force at the Palm Springs International Film Festival yesterday, which makes sense since the Opening Night Gala was sponsored by Cartier.
And while the likes of Dame Helen Mirren, Oscar winner-Marion Cotillard, and the next Anne Hathaway – the divine Anna Kendrick (run, don’t walk to see her in Up In the Air), graced us with their presence and sported stunning jewelry with their couture – you have to leave it to Miss Mimi to really class up the joint.
Mariah Carey, who was given the Breakthrough Actress Award for her performance in Precious, appeared on the red carpet in more diamond bling than a Liberace convention. Witness the wind-catcher earrings, the diamond cuffs, the butterfly right hand ring – AND of course her 17-carat pink diamond engagement ring from hubby, Nick Cannon.
But it wasn’t her carat-count that had tongues wagging. Nope. It was her drunken, rambling acceptance speech that will now appear next to ‘cringe’ in the dictionary. You know it’s bad when Sean Penn quipped before handing out a music award to songwriter-producer T Bone Burnett,
“Think anything’s going to make YouTube tonight?”