by Corinne Heller | The Big Picture: Today's Hot Pics Kim K Leaves Home to Give Two Special Boys Their ''First Kiss'' Here's What Bethenny Frankel and Other RHONY Stars Were Doing When Luann de Lesseps Got Married UPDATE: After reports surfaced alleging that Mariah Carey felt Dick Clark Productions set her up in order to increase ratings for their "New Year's Rockin' Eve" show, ABC issued the following statement to E!
News: "As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists.
To suggest that dcp, as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year's Rockin' Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd.
Carey as an artist and acknowledge her tremendous accomplishments in the industry." Onstage at the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest event in Times Square, the singer experienced technical difficulties that affected the backing track, which in turn affected her ability to lip sync and sing properly.
Carey continued her performance in stride, enlisting the help of the audience and her backup dancers.