Ellen DeGeneres knows how to put a possible baby-carrier in a corner.
Hey, the Emmy-winning talk-show host had to ask about guest Mariah Carey's rumored expectant status. But while she pretended to let the pop diva off the hook Tuesday after receiving an elusive, "No, that's OK [to ask]," DeGeneres instead offered up a glass of champagne to ring in the nonnews.
"You don't have to answer that. Let's just toast with champagne," the chat maven benignly offered, after which Mimi became all flustered, first going the feigned shock route and then trying to insist that 3 p.m. was too early for her to start drinking.
"No, let's toast to you not being pregnant," Ellen insisted.
"I can't believe her," Mariah said. "Why would we toast to that? How about to the future? For both of our futures, who knows what they hold."
She then only pretended to sip the bubbly.
So on second thought..."You're pregnant," Ellen said.
But still Mariah resisted: "I didn’t say that. No, no, no. My mother would be at home like, on the computer like, What are you talking about? We will let you know when we’re going to have a family."
Well, maybe Mariah wasn't thirsty this afternoon, but who doesn't want to clink-and-drink with Ellen? Other than pregnant people, that is?