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2012 Grammy Awards

Katy Perry Severs Rihanna Friendship

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Katy Perry, despite what most people think, is a smart and thoughtful woman. Instead of hopping on the Welcome Back Chris Brown Express, she’s allegedly letting friends know that she doesn’t approve of Rihanna dating Chris Brown. The lovely Rihanna and the lovely Ms. Perry became friends after sitting together at last year’s Grammy Awards. Look, let’s make something clear: Katy Perry is not victim blaming. She’s not telling Rihanna not to date Chris Brown; she’s recognizing that this is a choice her friend is making and she’s stepping aside. On the other manicured hand, however, there were reports that Rihanna didn’t want to be Katy’s friend because of who Katy is dating, Mr. John Douche-Of-The-Universe-Now-And-Forever Mayer. When asked about it, Rihanna told Rolling Stone,

Katy Perry can date anyone she wants.  Besides, who the f-ck am I to say anything?  I could never given relationship advice to anybody!

Oh my. Was Rihanna taking a dig at herself there?

All we know for sure is that Perry and Mayer sat nowhere near Rihanna and Brown and there was no interaction. We also know that Ms. Perry did not once compliment Chris Brown. And who would do that? Oh, right, someone like you.

Via US Weekly.

And Here’s Jennifer Hudson Singing “I Will Always Love You”

Understandably, the death of Whitney Houston was a big deal at last night’s Grammy Awards. The host of the ceremony, LL Cool J, opened things up with a prayer for Whitney, and later, Jennifer Hudson sang one of the songs most frequently associated with Whitney, “I Will Always Love You” as a tribute.

Also understandably, Jennifer Hudson was kind of a wreck. As Whitney only died on Saturday afternoon, Jennifer had very little time to prepare, and then, you know, there was that whole grief thing. People who were observing the rehearsal said that she was “having a hard time” with things:

Jennifer Hudson deserves all the praise the music industry can muster today as she prepares to pay tribute to Whitney Houston, the R&B superstar who was found dead in her hotel room on Saturday afternoon, hours before she was due to make an appearance at the annual Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala.

Not surprisingly, Hudson is said to be “having a hard time” at rehearsal for the tribute number, which will air three-quarters of the way through the broadcast, as part of a broader “In Memoriam” segment. She is singing Houston’s monster hit “I Will Always Love You.”

A Grammy crew member tells The Hollywood Reporter that Hudson was “crying and had to keep pausing” to collect herself during the Sunday afternoon rehearsal (the show kicks off at 5 p.m. PST). “She was having a hard time getting through the song, especially on the second run-through.”

Man, can you even imagine how hard this must have been for Jennifer Hudson? Whitney was, to put it mildly, a legend, and “I Will Always Love You,” to me at least, was her trademark song (sorry, Dolly!). She had less then 24 hours to find out that Whitney Houston died, that she was going to be the one doing a tribute, and then prepare for that tribute. That’s almost too much to deal with, but Jennifer pulled it off, and she pulled it off admirably.

Also, before the awards, LL Cool J said that Jennifer is “the closest thing we have now to what Whitney was.” Talk about pressure, right? But do you agree with LL here? I’ve been trying to think of someone else on Whitney’s level, but I really can’t. Her voice was just so insane and powerful, I can’t think of anyone else who comes close to that besides Jennifer Hudson. Can you?

Watch This: Adele’s Acceptance Speech and Grammy Performance

First of all, I want to show you guys the video of Adele accepting the award for Album of the Year. She definitely deserved this, but, as you can see in the video, none of the fame has gone to her head one bit. This is easily the most charming acceptance speech I have ever heard, and really, it just makes me want to be Adele’s BFF even more. Not only because of her precious self (“oh, I got a bit of snot”), but her speaking voice, I can barely handle it. She sounds like the imaginary friend I had when I was seven years old, except she’s a way better singer. I love it.

And speaking of being a phenomenal singer, Adele performed her song “Rolling in the Deep” last night. It was kind of a big deal, as this was the first time we’ve seen Adele perform since she had that surgery where doctors used lasers on her angelic vocal cords, but I think she did a fantastic job.

What do you think? Do you think she sounded any different? Some people are saying that it sounds like she should have taken a bit more time so that her voice could heal more, but I think she was flawless. Then again, I’m pretty sure I’m never going to think a remotely negative thought about Adele for the rest of my whole life, so that view could perhaps be a little biased.

Lastly, I wanted to show you my new favorite video ever, which was of the audience’s standing ovation after Adele finishes singing “Rolling in the Deep.” Check it out real quick:

See, everyone’s standing for several reasons, such as Adele is fantastic, and she did a really good job, especially considering her surgery. Everyone loves Adele, and that’s why everyone seems so happy for her. But wait! If you go to around the 0:13 mark in the video, you can see Lady Gaga spotting the camera and then standing. She didn’t even stand for Adele. Unless she broke her ankle wearing some of her ridiculous shoes, which is plausible, then that’s just disrespectful.

Also of note is Rihanna‘s reaction. You can see her right after Lady Gaga, she’s there rubbing her temples and making what looks like a bitch face. Can anyone tell what she’s saying to her friend? I don’t know, it kind of looks like she’s over it here. To be fair though, if I was up against Adele for any award, I would be kind of over it too.  No one else had a chance.