I have to say, this year’s Grammys was the best awards show I’ve seen in a really long time. It reminded me of the VMAs long ago, back when they were a showcase of creative genius and true musical talent and not a platform for Kanye West to embarrass himself annually while the MTV execs cackle with glee over how often this obnoxious, “unplanned” clip is going to be replayed on the nightly news.
The show went smoothly and tastefully. I thought nearly all the performances were mind-blowing — oddly enough, my least favorite was my beloved Taylor Swift’s. I think she just didn’t stand a chance up there compared to some of the most seasoned performers in the world. But she maybe didn’t have to be so flat, either. And, as much as I adore the girl, she probably didn’t deserve album of the year. Like, really, that should have gone to Beyonce or Lady Gaga. Taylor’s great, but that wasn’t the best album released this year. I’m not sure how that happened. I was rooting for Anyone But DMB, so I win regardless.
Here are some more general thoughts:
- Nicole Kidman deserves an honorary mention on the “In Memoriam” section. She looks like she died at least once last year.
- Why were the people in the audience wearing the 3D glasses? Like, Celine Dion was actually singing in front of them.
- I was excited that Beyonce performed that bit from “You Oughtta Know,” but was disappointed that they did that without actually involving Alanis Morrissette. I was also a little disappointed that Beyonce flubbed half the lyrics. Like, seriously, who can’t recite the words to “You Oughtta Know” in their sleep by now? You oughtta know those words, B.
- However, Beyonce Knowles is a phenomenally talented woman. And if you didn’t already know that, she was gonna make damn sure you knew it after tonight. Well-played, B.
- Did anyone else feel like Pink borrowed a little tiny bit from Tori Amos’ “Sugar” during her performance? Or am I making that up? Regardless, the whole thing was genius. GENIUS. It was very much like “HEY I’M PINK AND I’M STILL THE REAL THING, BITCHES.” And I looooved it.
- Hey, remember Norah Jones? No?
Anyway. All the gowns are below. Enjoy. Full list of winners can be found here.
February 1, 2010 at 1:28 am by Evil Beet
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.
January 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm by Molls
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!!
January 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm by Kelly
And here’s the premiere of Taylor’s new track, “Today Was a Fairytale,” from the upcoming film Valentine’s Day, where she has a cameo. It’s not my favorite Tay-Tay song ever, but I still love it and I love her lyrics and I love her voice and I think she’s darling and I want to keep her in my pocket forever.
What do you guys think???
January 19, 2010 at 7:24 pm by Evil Beet
Last night were the People’s Choice Awards and Hollywood came out to accept their trophies. Some huge names were on the red carpet for the decidedly dressed-down event, including Mariah Carey, Ashton Kutcher and Taylor Swift. I have old people taste and I live under a rock made up of 90s sitcoms and 10,000 Maniac songs, so I’m never quite sure who these “people” are that are making the “choices”, but this looks about right. This looks like all the people the kids are talking about. Are you satisfied with the winners, and if not, who would you have liked to see win?
January 7, 2010 at 10:23 am by Molls
Taylor Lautner hosted SNL last night, and as a bookend to Taylor Swift’s opening monologue last month, boy Taylor also decided to take a stab at Kanye West….
…And it was the lamest lame of lame lameness ever, and I’m a little angry at all of you for liking Taylor Lautner so much and indirectly forcing me to watch that.