Everyone was at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party last night. Everyone! Kelsey Grammer was there and he doesn’t even make music! The cool thing about this party though is that I feel like we got a little taste of what the fashion is going to be like tonight at the Grammys. In my personal opinion, the stars always look best at the Grammys. It’s a much more casual award show and rock stars and musicians are less likely (or more likely, depending on who we’re talking about) to make a huge to-do about their outfits. From these photos, I’m thinking we’re going to see a lot of distressed pieces and sparkles tonight.
Last night, George Clooney cobbled together a phone bank whose average adjusted gross income was higher than Haiti’s combined gross national product in all of the 90′s. The celebrity-manned phone lines and musical performances by Madonna, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Chris Martin, Bono, Jay-Z, Rihanna and more, pulled in over $16 Million dollars.
Did any of you dial-a-celeb and phone in a donation? If you missed your chance, you can still contribute by preordering any of the songs performed last night on iTunes.
I applaud the stars’ desire to contribute to a good cause, but groaned when Beyonce inserted “Haiti” into her song “Halo.” I can’t stand it when artists insert words from current events willy-nilly into already established hit songs for the purposes of “tribute”. Bastardizing one of your already established hit singles just seems like such a lazy way out. I cringed when Elton John did it with “Candle in the Wind”, and Beyonce sure as shit ain’t no Elton John.
More telethon clips featuring Robert Pattinson and his facial hair, Madonna, JT, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, and Xtina after the jump.
Editor’s Note: As of this morning, the news services have upgraded the amount of money raised by the telethon to an estimated $57 Million!!
Hey, guys? I love Rihanna a lot, I think she’s great and I really have never said anything like this about her before, but what the hell is with her hair these days? I know she was in vacation mode for awhile and that explained the ode to Carrot Top that she had going on completely. I would never blame a woman for taking a time off of grooming to just do “you”, but I’m actually starting to really wonder here. 1) Was that color achieved on purpose and if so, what was the look they were going for? It’s a slightly more orange tint than her skin tone, typically not someone’s best color. 2) What’s with the cut? She can have the curls, but maybe wait until the cut’s grown out more, or HEY! Maybe not brush it all to the front like that. Maybe some bobby pins or something. She’s better than this hair.
This FunnyOrDie video parodying Match.com ads and Rihanna’s new beau is a little on the mean side for my tastes, but I bet some of you will see the humor in it. The actor who plays Matt cracks jokes about how he’s looking for a girl with “emotional baggage” (because she got beaten by her last boyfriend and doesn’t talk to her father, I guess) and that wants to share an umbrella. He also says he wants a woman with a has a whiney voice and pauses in front of the camera at the end to say over and over again that he does not hit chicks.
I suppose it’s a good thing that the person they are parodying is actually Rihanna’s new squeeze and this isn’t just some “audition tape to date Rihanna” or else I would think the whole idea is completely awful. I think that there would be a way to do a “Matt Kemp’s Match.com video” sketch without including half of the rude/outdated references they did, but hey! Maybe I’m just sensitive.
It looks like Rihanna is going to be starting 2010 with a total fresh start. Her new album “Rated R” is fantastic and she seems to have completely moved on from Chris Brown like never before. In fact, Rihanna might have a new boyfriend in LA Dodgers outfielder, Matt Kemp. The two have been together in Mexico for a few days now and the paps have already caught them making out and grabbing at each other like a couple of horny teens.
This guy might just be good enough for Rihanna, too. His nickname on the field is “The Bison” because of those huge arms and his quick speed. It will be pretty great if these two stick together. After a fairly disastrous 2009 with a horrid excuse for a man, Rihanna deserves to find the kind of guy that this Matt Kemp character seems to be.
Rihanna performed in New York City at Rockefeller Center last night, and while her set started out with a cute little stage outfit, homegirl had to get practical and throw on this (hopefully faux) fur jacket to survive. These photos serve as a reminder to me and anyone else who’s about to travel from the west to the east for the holidays that it’s freakin’ freezing over there and proper outerwear is a must. Now how cute is that Rihanna?
“I’d love to be an assassin. Either that or a lesbian. Maybe both! Hey, a gay assassin, there’s nothing hotter than that.” Ri joked. “Megan Fox would play my girlfriend – hands down. She’s yummy. She’s hot.”
– Rihanna on what kind of roles she’d like to play in the future.