Carey filmed a cameo for the film, but it ended
up on the cutting room floor, writer and director Andrew Jay
Cohen said at the red-carpet premiere on Monday.
"The funniest bits stay in the movie. We did not include her in
the movie," Cohen told Reuters Television.
Cast members have said that Carey showed up late and was
difficult on set.
"There were suggestions that weren't executed. She was on our
set and, um, things happened. Things happened and didn't
happen," Ferrell said in an appearance on "Late Night with Seth
Myers" last week.
Actor Rob Huebel said in a Sirius XM interview in May that the
"We Belong Together" singer was four hours late, asked for white
roses in her trailer and would not sing the song producers hired
her to perform when she turned up to film a one-day cameo.
Carey arrived in Israel on Monday for a beauty products
promotional event, and her representatives did not return calls
"The House" begins its international rollout in movie theaters
(Reporting by Rollo Ross; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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