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2013 Grammy Awards

6Katy 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.

February 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives

4Grammy Fashion 2013

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards happened last night and all that means to me is that we get to “Ooh!” and “Ahh!” and “WTF?” over what everyone was wearing. There were guidelines this year for what attendees could and could not wear. I mean, really! Here are some highlights:

Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. [...] Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure.

Hee hee, puffy! That’s some creative phrasing.

So let’s get to some standouts, for better or for worse.

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Singer Carly Rae Jepsen may have finally redeemed herself in my eyes after that diabolical BCBG nightmare of an outfit she wore at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. (Rumor has it someone was fired over that outfit. I hope so.)

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February 11, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives

4Grammy Nominations Are Here!

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It’s that time of year when generally-crappy music is saluted because there’s hardly a way to differentiate between good music and bad music when we live in a world where Paris Hilton is considered a DJ: the Grammys!

Here it is!

Album of the Year
El Camino, The Black Keys
Some Nights, fun.
Babel, Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss, Jack White

Record of the Year
“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Thinkin’ Bout You,” Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
“The A Team,” Ed Sheeran (Writer: Ed Sheeran)
“Adorn,” Miguel (Writers: Miguel Pimentel)
“Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen (Writers: Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen and Josh Ramsay)
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson (Writer: Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin and Ali Tamposi)
“We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe (Writers: Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess)

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
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Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Set Fire to the Rain (Live),” Adele
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
“Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen
“Wide Awake,” Katy Perry
“Where Have You Been,” Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Shake It Out,” Florence + the Machine
“We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Sexy and I Know It,” LMFAO
“Payphone,” Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Vocal Album
Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
Ceremonials, Florence + the Machine
Some Nights, fun.
Overexposed, Maroon 5
The Truth About Love, Pink

Best Rock Performance
“Hold On,” Alabama Shakes
“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
“Charlie Brown,” Coldplay
“I Will Wait,” Mumford & Sons
“We Take Care of Our Own,” Bruce Springsteen

Best Rap Performance
“HYFR (Hell Yeah F–king Right),” Drake featuring Lil Wayne
“N—-s in Paris,” Kanye West and Jay-Z
“Daughters,” Nas
“Mercy,” Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz
“I Do,” Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z and André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Wild Ones,” Flo Rida featuring Sia
“No Church in the Wild,” Kanye West and Jay-Z featuring Frank Ocean and The-Dream
“Tonight (Best You Ever Had),” John Legend featuring Ludacris
“Cherry Wine,” Nas featuring Amy Winehouse
“Talk That Talk,” Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Also, folks, the list is positively extensive, so I’m only going to give you the things you really care about. The fullness is all right here, should you choose to peruse.

December 6, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
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