WHERE in the world was Carmen Electra? She was supposed to host the big New Year's Eve bash at Paramount Studios, including introducing the Killers and enumerating the all-important countdown to 2007. But after traipsing the red carpet, she was nowhere to be found. It was later revealed that Electra was too busy partying inside with her friends to fulfill her hosting duties. Not cool, Carmen. Also AWOL: the promised Dom Perignon bar in the VVIP area (that's Very Very Important Person). Those tickets went for $1,000 a pop -- or should we say, a fizzle. 1. Down south in Long Beach, the Queen Mary weighed anchor on the new year with a gala dinner at Sir Winston's and a fireworks show. Over at the Viceroy in Santa Monica, a Cuban-themed fiesta was crackling with a mojito bar and burlesque dancers. At the Peninsula in Beverly Hills revelers dug into roasted veal loin with parsnip mousse and truffle mac 'n' cheese. Careful how you mix your champagne with that.