Mariah Carey has a <EM>Rockin' </EM>New Year's date. Mariah Carey has a Rockin' New Year's date.

The year 2005 won't be over until the phat lady sings. In a conference call promoting the forthcoming edition of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006, cohost Ryan Seacrest told that Mariah Carey, she of the eight Grammy nods, will be on hand to usher in 2006. "We've added some great things [to the telecast], including a live performance by Mariah Carey in Times Square," Seacrest revealed. "This is the first time in the history of Dick's show that they've done a live performance there, leading up to the ball-drop. She will be right there in the middle of all the action." By action, he means "drunken tourists engaged in fistfights."