New Year's Eve

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Mariah Carey Has More to Say About NYE Performance

'My feelings are hurt'

(Newser) - Mariah Carey has more to say about her botched New Year's Eve performance : The producers of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve "foiled me," she says in an audio statement posted to Twitter Sunday. She goes on to claim, once again , that the production team... More »

Here's What Mariah's Ex Has to Say About New Year's Fiasco

Tommy Mottola suggests Carey get some help

(Newser) - Finally, Mariah Carey has received what she's likely been waiting for ever since her awkward New Year's Eve performance : advice from her ex-husband. In a letter given exclusively to Page Six , Tommy Mottola calls Carey "arguably the greatest pop voice to come along in the last three... More »

'Mortified' Mariah Carey Breaks Silence

She says Dick Clark wouldn't have allowed fiasco

(Newser) - Looks like this dispute could run until 2018. Mariah Carey has expanded her remarks on her disastrous New Year's Eve performance beyond "S--- happens"—and she doesn't sound very happy with Dick Clark Productions. "All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person... More »

$6M in Jewelry Stolen in New Year's Eve Heist

While 7,000 police officers were blocks away in Times Square

(Newser) - While 7,000 police officers kept a watchful eye on revelers ringing in the new year in Times Square, three men pulled off a major jewelry heist just blocks away, WGO reports. According to USA Today , police say three men entered a Manhattan building around 10pm New Year's Eve.... More »

Mariah Carey, Producers Battle Over What Went Wrong

'A shame that production set her up to fail,' says singer's rep

(Newser) - The drama of 2016's final moments continues to spill into 2017 in the form of an ongoing battle over just went wrong with Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance. Carey herself tweeted "S--- happens" to fans, alongside a GIF of her shaking her head, after an... More »

Girl, 5, Killed by Celebratory Gunfire Minutes Into 2017

Party guest allegedly fired into ground as she walked by

(Newser) - An Alabama New Year's Eve party turned tragic just minutes after the clock struck midnight: As a man, one of the approximately 30 party guests, allegedly fired celebratory gun shots toward the ground, a 5-year-old girl walked into the line of fire, the News-Courier reports. She was shot in... More »

Mariah Has Something to Say About Weird NYE Performance

'S--- happens'

(Newser) - Mariah Carey's Times Square performance for ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve Saturday night was ... not great. After a rendition of "Auld Lang Syne," Carey attempted to launch into her hit "Emotion," but apparently couldn't hear it properly and repeatedly told the audience... More »

Comet to Pass by Earth on New Year's Eve

Comet 45P comes around every five years

(Newser) - While the rest of us are ringing in the New Year with a chambong (that's a beer bong for champagne), the night sky will be welcoming 2017 with a comet. CBS News reports Comet 45P, aka Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková, will appear near the crescent moon on Saturday night. The... More »

New Year's Eve Bonus: a Comet

But the naked eye won't be of much use

(Newser) - The night sky is providing a little extra festivity on New Year's Eve: a potential glimpse of a returning comet. USA Today has this explainer on how to see it: "People should point their instruments to the west just after sunset to catch a glimpse of the comet,... More »

How to Handle This Year's Extra Second: 'Smear' It

Google plans to do just that with the 2016 leap second

(Newser) - For many, 2016 can't end soon enough. For everyone, though, it's actually going to last one second longer than usual. With New Year's Eve approaching, outlets such as Phys.org are reminding people that an extra "leap second" will be added to the final day of... More »

For Whopping Fee, You Can Ring in the New Year Twice

PrivateFly's 12-hour flight from Sydney to LA makes it possible

(Newser) - It's that time of year again when most of us swill cheap champagne from plastic glasses and the ultra-rich board the world's fastest long-range private jet so they can ring in the New Year twice. For a measly $184,500, you and 17 of your nearest and dearest... More »

Your Best Bet for an 'Epic' New Year's Eve? Orlando

Here are the top 10 US cities in which to ring in the New Year

(Newser) - Looking to give 2016 a memorable sendoff? Consider booking a flight to one of the cities on WalletHub's list of best places to ring in the New Year. The site analyzed the 100 largest cities in America using "20 key indicators of an epic New Year's Eve.... More »

Germany Sex Assaults Were Worse Than Thought

2K men assaulted 1.2K women on New Year's Eve

(Newser) - The New Year's Eve attacks on women in Germany were much more widespread than originally reported. Though police initially identified about 30 suspects in Cologne, a Federal Criminal Police Agency document—obtained by a German newspaper—reveals that an estimated 2,000 men were responsible for attacks on 1,... More »

Woman Says Uber Driver Broke Her Jaw on New Year's Eve

Now she's suing

(Newser) - A woman is suing Uber, claiming one of its drivers attacked her and broke her jaw during the ride home from a New Year's Eve party in Hollywood, NBC Los Angeles reports. "I took the Uber because they hold themselves in a safe and responsible way for people... More »

18 Asylum Seekers Accused in German Sex Attacks

Police chief in Cologne is fired

(Newser) - Eighteen of 31 suspects identified in the New Year’s Eve assaults on women in Cologne, Germany, are asylum seekers, authorities revealed Friday, the same day the city's police chief was removed from his post, per CNN . Some 170 criminal complaints have been filed in Cologne, including at least... More »

Mass Sexual Assaults on Women Shock German City

Hundreds of men led apprently coordinated attacks on women on New Year's Eve

(Newser) - In a series of attacks German officials are calling "monstrous" and "abhorrent," approximately 1,000 "drunk and aggressive" men sexually assaulted and robbed scores of women on New Year's Eve in Cologne, the BBC reports. "The men surrounded us and started to grab our... More »

4 Shot Dead in NYE Washing Machine Dispute

Cops say son managed to get gun away from drunk father

(Newser) - A man shot and killed his wife and two others in his home on New Year's Eve before his son wrestled the gun away and fatally shot him in a chain of events apparently set off by a dispute over a washing machine, authorities in a Los Angeles suburb... More »

New Year's Eve Scenes Around the World

World rings in 2016

(Newser) - On a New Year's Eve haunted by fears of terrorism, a spectacular fire in one of Dubai's tall towers captured the world's attention. With few exceptions, though, the celebrations rolled on. Around 1 million people converged on Times Square for the annual New Year's Eve celebration,... More »

'Imminent' Terrorist Threat Reported in Munich

Two train stations evacuated on New Year's Eve

(Newser) - Police in Munich, Germany, warned citizens of an "imminent" terrorist attack shortly before New Year's Eve, the AP reports. According to ABC News , there are possible plans to blow up bombs at two train stations: the main Munich station and Pasing station. "Due to existing information, which... More »

Science Says You're Unlikely to Enjoy New Year's Eve

'High expectation can lead to disappointment'

(Newser) - New York Magazine humbly submits that you cancel any and all New Year's Eve plans and instead stay home, watch some Property Brothers, and conk out early. That's because studies have shown it's nearly statistically impossible to not be disappointed by big New Year's Eve... More »

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