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Mariah Carey

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What on earth was Mariah Carey doing at the Independent Spirit Awards yesterday?
Believe it or not, the songbird had a very good reason to be there: She costars in Push, an upcoming indie drama directed by Lee Daniels. Not only was the flick a hit last month at Sundance, but Carey is actually getting good reviews for her work!

Also appearing at the Spirits was my fave reality TV host, Padma Lakshmi of Top Chef. She wore a white knot in support of gay marriage. “I’m trying to find a gay man to marry because I think they’re perfect,” Lakshmi cracked. “But seriously, I think it’s very important for anyone who wants to get married to the person they love should be able to do so and get all the benefits.

I Twittered from the carpet, so keep reading for all my tweets. Find out which hottie hunk’s pants were too long, what Teri Hatcher said about Nicolette Sheriden’s departure from Desperate Housewives and which mega-rich superstar took home a swag-filled gift bag.

* Off to the Beach for indie Spirit Awards 10:21 AM yesterday from txt

* First, um, celeb on carpet? Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband, Prince Von something. His rep says he's here 2 talk about losing $4 mill to madoff. WTF? about 23 hours ago from txt

* Carpet is starting to have some movement. Ileana Douglas, Justine Bateman and Hairspray genius John Waters and...Michael Bolton? about 23 hours ago from txt

* John Malkovich looks old....guess cause he is older....Justine Bateman is wearing ugly black shoes. Like Rockport-ish. But cute dress. about 23 hours ago from txt

* John Waters just told me he's handed in the script for Hairspray sequel....but hasn't heard anything yet. "But they paid me," he said. about 23 hours ago from txt

*PADMA from Top Chef!!!!! B/w dress...biggest smile ever....Jonn Hamm in light summery suit but a bit too wrinkly....he's still HOT. about 23 hours ago from txt

* Dana Delaney said she knows if Edie dies on Desperate Housewives but she won't say! Teri Hatcher told me she was "shocked" when she heard Nicolette was leaving  about 23 hours ago from txt

* Bradley Cooper cute but suit pants way too long about 22 hours ago from txt

* Just talked to Bradley Cooper. Okay, I forgive the long pants....cute and scruffy he is...I'll have more scoop from him later. about 22 hours ago from txt

* Padma is awesome...she is wearing white knot for marriage equality. So many people here are wearing the knot... Nice! about 22 hours ago from txt

* Taraji P. Henson picking up AMC card for free movie tickets in gifting suite....Rachel Weisz looking super skinny. about 22 hours ago from txt

* I peed next to Jon Hamm....I swear swear I didn't look....I swear! about 22 hours ago from txt

* Going to sit and eat lunch....sitting at Lacoste table....a Lacoste family member pinned me with an awesome Lacoste pin. I feel very French now. about 22 hours ago from txt

* Mickey Rourke is definitely the man of the hour. His table is surrounded. about 21 hours ago from txt

* Show starting....winners and losers scoop over at www.eonline.com. My indie spirit cohort Natalie Finn will give ya all those deets. about 21 hours ago from txt

* Mariah Carey enters just rite when show starts. She's with her Push director. She's sitting at Teri Hatcher’s table. about 21 hours ago from txt

* Mickey Rourke wins best actor....his speech is hilarious. Full of f-bombs....he hearts Eric Roberts. about 18 hours ago from txt

* Mickey got only standing O of the show about 18 hours ago from txt

* Before end of show Teri Hatcher asks Mariah to take a pic with her. Maybe Mariah should be on Desperate Housewives about 18 hours ago from txt

* Mariah took home her gift bag. Could u imagine her and Nick picking through the swag!?!....I mean, really! about 18 hours ago from txt

* In swag bag: /blinktears eyedrops/ellemagazine/garneirhairspray/maybelline mascara/emergen-c/robynhitchcock cd/glowelle beauty drink mix about 17 hours ago from web