The Palm Springs desert is pretty dry. Mariah Carey, we're not so sure about.
The Grammy-winning diva turned Precious actress was honored with a Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival last night, and she was clearly in, um, high spirits when she accepted her award from director Lee Daniels.
"Oh my goodness," she said, before turning her attentions to the filmmaker, who had casually referred to her as "Mariah-kitten."
"Ha, ha, ha! I don't think they understand the kitten and cotton thing," she giggled.
"OK, I love you," she went on before hugging Daniels yet again. "I have to say, this is…and please forgive me because I'm a little bit, um…yeah."
For the record, that "yeah" came after someone in the audience yelled out a thankfully inaudible—but undoubtedly rude—suggestion.