Mariah Carey

Pop singing star Mariah Carey was allegedly "furious" after discovering she would be seated for the inauguration of President Obama at Tuesday's ceremony, because she was convinced the organizers would allow her onstage. Mariah attended the swearing-in and later excited the crowds at The Neighborhood Ball celebration that evening, which also saw performances by Mary J. Blige and Beyonce Knowles. But the star was left disappointed after being told she would have to sit down for the event, as she thought she would be standing with Obama on the podium, according to reports. A source tells New York gossip column Page Six, "Mariah was in the VIP area, where every celebrity, like Jon Bon Jovi, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen, was seated. "But somehow she thought she'd be up with the Obama family. When she realized she wasn't, she bailed."