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Mariah Carey Called Champagne Fattening — Is She Right?

When Mariah Carey tried to get out of a champagne toast with Ellen DeGeneres as a guest on Ellen, she initially reacted to the host's persistence by exclaiming that champagne is fattening. When Ellen proceeded to hand her a glass of bubbly to toast to Mariah "not being pregnant" (a trickster, that Ellen!), Mariah tried another route and said that it was too early in the day for alcohol.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of champagne isn't the word fattening, as it apparently is for Mariah, but the singer does have a point. When you're attending one holiday party after the next and clinking glasses with everyone you know, those fun servings of bubbly can add some serious calories to the other holiday fare. It's OK to toast the season with a little champagne, but control your calories by drinking this beverage in moderation. One 4.1 fl. oz. glass contains 91 calories (similar to a serving of white wine), while an entire 25.4 fl. oz. bottle has 495 calories.

To see a video of Ellen peer-pressuring Mariah,



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paperdoll1 paperdoll1 8 years
Mariah Carey loves champagne, it's never too early for her to drink a glass of it and she's never refused it before so I truely believe there's a good reason she refused to drink it this time. Of course saying it's fattening is stupid, but it's pretty obvious she wasn't prepared and didn't know Ellen was going to do this. If she's pregnant and doesn't want to tell it, she has the right to make up stupid reasons, nobody should be pressured to tell such things on national tv. And I agree with lindsaybriggs, what if she had drinking problems, you never know, she might be working hard on it and here is Ellen offering her a glass of her favorite drink. I didn't find this funny..
vidface vidface 8 years
that's stupid. champagne is one of the lowest calorie alcoholic beverages out there.
lindsaybriggs lindsaybriggs 8 years
I love Ellen and am sure that she never meant any harm, but the whole situation makes me uncomfortable. I don't believe Mariah Carey is an alcoholic, but what if she was? You never know, especially in the celebrity world, who may have a secret drinking problem. Pressuring someone to drink shouldn't be a joke.
Carrie14884290 Carrie14884290 8 years
On the one hand, I agree that a sip or two of champagne isn't going to harm a baby or make her fat, but on the other hand, what is the big freaking deal if she doesn't want it? I'm so tired of people foisting food/drink on me and getting all bent out of shape if I don't want it right at that moment.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
SHe is a weirdo, that is my only explanation. One sip won't make her fat OR harm her baby. Blah blah blah, Mariah just wants us talking about her again. WHICH WE ARE.
niqua230 niqua230 8 years
I think she is Pregnant too! If they were going to drink it they would have taken 2 sips and set them down!as someone else said
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
oh yeah, she's pregnant, or trying.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
Too much sugar in anything turns to fat. Sure.
crystahl crystahl 8 years
she must be pregnant.. that or acting as if she is but can't talk about it so she can continue to ride the publicity wave of "is she pregnant?".. keep us guessing; we'll keep asking.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
a sip of champagne wont harm the child either.
JennaV JennaV 8 years
I think she said that because she couldn't come out and say she is pregnant :shrug:
oxykisses oxykisses 8 years
i think she just said that as an excuse guys..i dont think she really meant its fattening..she cant drink bc she is pregnant
kristints kristints 8 years
I think 90 calories is totally reasonable for an alcoholic beverage. She must be pregnant, I'm sure she would've had a sip of champagne if she weren't.
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I love champagne. I absolutely plan on having some this holiday season!
susanec susanec 8 years
An occasionaly glass of champagne is fine (unless alcohol in general is an issue, I suppose). An occasional anything is fine. They probably would have had two sips for effect and put it down.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Well it kinda is. She's kinda curvy as is.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I don't take diet advice from Mariah Carey...she's one of the biggest yo-yo queens out there. Plus, she's about as intelligent as a bag of rocks, so yeah. A glass of champagne ain't gonna kill's better than a white Russian or a big jumbo margarita or something.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
I'll take diet advice from Mariah the same day I start taking fashion advice from her.
krae85 krae85 8 years
yeah, I think she's pregnant too.
yogamom75 yogamom75 8 years
she is pregnant, but can't announce it yet.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
shes dumb.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i guess if you think about it - it does have cals - but it's a celebratory thing so it's not like you're going to sit there and chug a whole bottle every night.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
Well, they do add up and champagne in particular has a lot of sugar.
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
This is seriously lame, I hardly think a few glasses of champagne are the main cause of holiday-season weight gain . . .
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I don't think one glass of champagne is going to cause Mariah Carey to blow up and gain weight. Lame. My holiday problem has always been the appetizers, like cheese and crackers, which I totally can't resist.
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