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Mariah Carey Makes Her Triumphant Return to New Year's Rockin' Eve With a Medley and a Joke. After last year's epic mishap and ensuing drama on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, Mariah Carey made sure she made a big comeback for this year's second chance -- and she did not disappoint! The big-voiced singer razzled and dazzled during her New Year's Eve performance on Sunday night, singing not one, but two songs for the freezing crowd. The notorious diva wowed with her glittering medley of "Vision of Love" and "Hero" and even made a joke at her own expense, saying to the audience that the night was a "disaster" because she didn't have her hot tea. "They told me there would be hot tea," she quipped. Earlier in the day, the 47-year-old singer prepped for the big comeback by rehearsing in Times Square. The smiling big-voiced singer was caught by fan Dyana (and shared by Erica0808m) getting in a last-minute rehearsal before her late-night set. The singer, who was with Bryan Tanaka, donned a golden bomber jacket, black pants and some sky-high boots for the run through. After the rehearsal, the "Sweet Fantasy" hitmaker took to her Instagram to share some positive (but chilly) vibes with her fans, writing, "Festive even in single digits! See you tonight, everybody!!" Carey headlined the night of music and festivities, along with performers Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland who gave music for the masses in Times Square. Alessia Cara, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey and Hailee also joined the lineup for the special's West Coast celebration, Alesso, G-Eazy, Portugal. The Man, Bebe Rexha, watt and Zedd also hit the stage. On Dec. 22, dick clark productions and ABC today announced that multi-platinum selling songstress would be returning to Times Square to perform for a live audience of more than one million people, just minutes before the ball drops on NYE. Previously, Carey appeared on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in 2005. She came back and made headlines last year due to a disastrous performance, after which she said, "It became an opportunity to humiliate me." But it looks like Carey changed her tune. At the time of the announcement, both the singer and dick clark productions gave a statement to E! News: "We can all agree that last year didn't go exactly as planned and we are thrilled to move forward together to provide America with an incredible night of music and celebration on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. See you in Times Square!" She came, she saw, she conquered! (Eonline)

Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and Nick Jonas Wow at New Year's Rockin' Eve. Camila Cabello brought her sultry moves to Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest on Sunday night, giving a rousing performance of her hit song, "Havana." Sadly, she couldn't bring some of the actual heat from Havana to warm up the chilly New York weather. The 20-year-old did bring her vocal prowess to the freezing people of New York City, who waited in the cold to see the sultry performer and many others on the long-running show hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy. Cabello hit the stage on the East Coast on a lineup that included Nick Jonas, Sugarland and Mariah Carey, who are are set to perform for the masses in Times Square. Meanwhile, Canadian crooner Shawn Mendes warmed up West Coast fans with his hit song "There's Nothing Holding Me Back" on the #RockinEve stage in L.A. Additionally, Kelly Clarkson, Kane Brown, BTS, Fitz and The Tantrums, Khalid with Marshmello, Charlie Puth, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Portugal. The Man, and Hailee Steinfeld will take the stage in Los Angeles. Later in the night, Nick Jonas hit the Times Square stage with a sexy medley of "Home," "Close" and "Jealous." Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest airs on ABC on Dec. 31 starting at 8 p.m. ET. (Eonline)

Camila Cabello Unveils 'Never Be the Same' Video As New Year's Gift to Fans. Camila Cabello gives fans a look at some of the special moments that have led up to the release of her much-anticipated solo album in her new "Never Be the Same" video. It's a montage of childhood home videos and behind-the-scenes footage, plus clips of Camila and various fans singing along to the song, which is the opening track on the upcoming Camila album. "i wanted to give this to you guys as a New Year's Eve present but i was too excited and couldn't wait!!!!" she wrote on Twitter Friday (Dec. 29). "this is a thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being here for me and for all the memories we've made together this year." "i frickin love you all so much and PS my family and i cried several times watching this back," she added. "IT'S END OF THE YEAR EMO TIME." (Billboard)

Jay-Z's "Family Feud" Video Features Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Mindy Kaling and More Celebs. Jay-Z just dropped his "Family Feud" music video on TIDAL. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the video features appearances by Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Mindy Kaling, Michael B. Jordan, Niecy Nash, Rosario Dawson and Susan Kelechi Watson, who plays a grown up Blue Ivy. In the video, we see the year 2050, where Blue Ivy is President of the United States of America and has herself surrounded by strong women in the office. Mindy took to Instagram Friday to share a picture of some of the celebs appearing in the video. "Nobody wins when the family feuds Family Feud music video is now on Tidal directed by @ava #jayz," Mindy captioned the pic. "Family Feud" premiered one day after TIDAL released a teaser, showing Jay-Z and Bey in a confessional box. (Eonline)

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson are under fire for their Grammy winning single, "Uptown Funk" by a rap group who claims the song is just way too similar to their 70s hit. A female rap trio named The Sequence released the single "Funk You Up" in 1979 ... a hit that was the third rap song ever to reach Billboard's Top 50 Singles. In court docs, obtained by TMZ, the group claims Mars' hit has "significant and substantially similar compositional elements" of "Funk You Up." Mars and Ronson have faced several lawsuits stemming from the single ... most recently in September. The Sequence is asking for a jury trial and unspecified amount of money from Mars -- and songwriter Ronson -- who penned the track. We reached out to a rep for Bruno ... so far, no word back. (TMZ)

'Rolling Stone' Co-Founder Jann Wenner Accused of Sexual Assault by Former Employee. Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner has been accused of sexual assault by a former employee with the company. While visiting Wenner's Manhattan apartment in February 1983, then-28-year-old Jonathan Wells alleges he was pinned down and forced to engage in oral sex, according to reports from BuzzFeed News. "I was lying back and he put himself on top of me," Wells said. "He was kissing me, but you know, normal stuff, kissing my chest. I remember him putting his penis in my mouth. I remember him sucking me, going down on me. I remember his hair on my stomach." In the early 1980s, Wenner was a notorious partier, described as "unhealthy, bloated from alcohol and cocaine abuse" by author Joe Hagan in his recent biography Sticky Fingers. Wenner's home on New York's East 66th Street was "the locus of a rolling party. The door was never locked, and anyone could walk in." After the incident, Wenner offered Wells a job at Rolling Stone Press, where he would oversee the company's book publishing division. Wells, who says that working in publishing and for Rolling Stone had been lifelong dreams of his, said that the job had perhaps been "created specifically for him" in the wake of their encounter. "I never went into the office, never had an interview with anyone there -- I certainly don't recall one," Wells shared with BuzzFeed News. "I knew when I started working there, there was always the question of a continuing sexual relationship." Two years later, in February 1985, Wells was unexpectedly fired from the company, told that Rolling Stone was "rearranging 'the Press.'" "I did not perceive it as retaliation at the time... I don't know if I was especially stupid or just couldn't understand the whole thing," he continued. Wenner has since responded to these allegations, telling BuzzFeed News that "he believed the encounter was consensual." "I am completely surprised by these allegations, as we have remained friends for almost 35 years since then," Wenner said. "I sincerely believed our relationship was totally mutual and consensual -- absolutely, and without question. I am saddened to hear this is his memory of that evening, because it is different than mine." This article was originally published on SPIN. (Billboard)

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