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Oscar Randomness

Written on March 3, 2014 by

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Ellen’s Selfie Breaks Twitter

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Jennifer Lawrence Falls…Again

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Ellen collected Pizza money in Pharrell’s hat, ordered pizza and then handed it out

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Pharrell Performing Happy


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Oscars 2014 Winners

Written on March 3, 2014 by

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Best picture

“12 Years a Slave”

Actor in a leading role

Matthew McConaughey-“Dallas Buyers Club”

Actor in a supporting role

Jared Leto – “Dallas Buyers Club”

Actress in a leading role

Cate Blanchett – “Blue Jasmine”

Actress in a supporting role

Lupita Nyong’o – “12 Years A Slave”

Directing

Alfonso Cuaron – “Gravity”

Writing (adapted screenplay)

“12 Years A Slave” – John Ridley

“Writing (original screenplay)

Her” – Spike Jonze

Animated feature film

“Frozen”

Documentary (feature)

“20 Feet from Stardom”

Music (original song)

“Let it Go” – “Frozen” – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Music (original score)

“Gravity” Steven Price

Visual effects

“Gravity”

Cinematography

“Gravity”

Costume design

“The Great Gatsby”

Makeup and hairstyling

“Dallas Buyers Club”

Documentary (short subject)

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”

Foreign language film

 “The Great Beauty” – Italy

Short film (live action)

“Helium”

Short film (animated)

“Mr. Hublot”

Production design

“The Great Gatsby

Sound editing

“Gravity”

Sound mixing

“Gravity”

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Oscars 2014 Fashion

Written on March 3, 2014 by

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Lupita

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This woman is ALWAYS flawless.

Jared

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Some people didn’t love his look.  I’m not some people.  Also I bet his hair smells like weed and strawberries and I love that.

Kerry

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Her pregnancy fashion has been a miss for me mostly.  This look isn’t bad.  However, I would have gone with a different, more wrinkle free material.

Cate

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Love her.  Love this dress. That is all.

Pharrell & Helen

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His Little Lord Fauntleroy look is KILLING me.

Sandy

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Sandy is gorge as always.

Gabby

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I actually liked this look.  I thought it was elegant and pretty.

Julia

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I want to like this dress but something is off.  I don’t know if it’s the proportion or what. But something about it is upsetting me.

Will & Jada

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Jada looks 15 years younger.  I wonder if she got some work done.  As for Will, I love an ascot, so no complaints here.

Amy

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I really love this dress. A+ Amy.

Viola

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Something about this looks a little bridesmaidy.

Matthew & Camila

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They both look amazing. Loved it.

John & Chrissy

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Can’t go wrong with a classic tux John.  Although, his hairline is troubling as always.  I hate her dress…HATE IT. It makes her look bigger than she is.

Brad and Angie

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They look like wax figures of themselves.  I love the bottom of her dress but not the top.  I think she needs to gain some weight so she’s more proportionate to her new boobs.

Chiwetel & Sari

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Very lovely, the both of them.

Steve & Bianca

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Meh, OK I guess.

Jennifer

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Read is definitely her color and I love a peplum.

Liza

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Oh Auntie Liza…

Elsa & Chris

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I think most pregnant women are beautiful.  I think she’s beautiful.  However, this was the WRONG dress choice.

Olivia

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Pretty and simple.

Channing & Jenna

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Yes! I’m in love!

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Macklemore Apologizes to Kendrick Over Grammy Win

Written on January 27, 2014 by

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Last night Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won the Grammy for Best Rap Album over Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. After the show Macklemore texted Kendrick and apologized for ‘robbing’ him…

 

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2014 Grammys (Performances)

Written on January 27, 2014 by

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Beyonce & Jay-Z-Drunk in Love


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Lorde-Royals


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Hunter Hayes — “Invisible”


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Katy Perry & Juicy J — “Dark Horse”


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Robin Thicke & Chicago — Medley


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Keith Urban & Gary Clark Jr — “Cop Car”


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John Legend — “All Of Me”


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Taylor Swift — “All Too Well”


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Imagine Dragons & Kendrick Lamar — “Radioactive”/”m.A.A.d city”


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Ringo Starr — “Photograph”


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Kacey Musgraves — “Follow Your Arrow”


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Pink & Nate Ruess — “Try”/”Just Give Me A Reason”


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Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr


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Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell & Nile Rodgers — “Get Lucky”


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Sara Bareilles & Carole King — “Beautiful”/”Brave”

Metallica & Lang Lang — “One”


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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Trombone Shorty & Madonna — “Same Love”/”Open Your Heart”


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***Live Blog: 2014 Grammys (The Show)***

Written on January 26, 2014 by

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I’ll be sharing my commentary throughout the show.  I’ll add photos and video as they become available. All photos and video are being pulled directly from the Grammy website or from E! Online, unless otherwise stated. Enjoy!

Opening the show is Beyonce as predicted.  And what is she starting with? “Drunk in Love” #Dead in the bed.  Where’s my god damn surfboard. That wet wig is working overtime I must say. If this bish falls off her rotating chair I’mma die. I’m getting dizzy just watching her.  Where’s Jay-Z?

Oh, nevermind. There he is looking extra geriatric. It was nice of him to help her down the stairs.  Cus if she fell…I just noticed she’s got on a pointy bra.  I think I like it.

LL Cool J is back again this year to host the show.  He looks dapper.  Although I’d much rather him just shut up, stop licking his lips, and take off his shirt.

Finally 10 minutes later Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams are up to present the award for Best New Artist.

Best New Artist:

James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Congrats or whatever, but I’m REALLY sick of them, which is unfortunate and ironic because they’re winning for best new artist.Thanks Big Baby Jesus for the music to get them  off the stage.

LL intros Lorde singing ‘Royals’.

She sounds amazing as expected.  But I’m not into this weird twitch dancing thing she’s trying to do.  Girl you is so different. Now stop.

Back from commercial and we’ve got the third of the 20 performances promised tonight.  Hunter Hayes is up singing “We’re Not Invisible.”

I don’t know this little boy.  I think he may be able to sing.  But it almost sounds like there’s a malfunction in his ear piece because something is very off. Wait! He just ripped out one of em.  I’m a fucking genius cus I know nothing of music but I figured that ish out in a matter of seconds. You’re welcome.

Juanes and Anna Ferris are up to present Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.  Poor Anna can’t walk in that dress.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
“Stay” — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell
“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Congrats, but how are they gonna talk with those helmets on?

Pharrell, please act like this matters to you.  Spit out the fucking gum so you don’t look like an ass tool. Thanks!

Brit Writer/Producer Steve Coogen, introduces Juicy J and Katy Perry to perform ‘Dark Horse.’

Katy is giving us a little purple riding hood/nightmare before Christmas thing here.  I like it.

But when she starts to Bankhead bounce I can’t help but to remember that she started as a christian pop artist. It’s painfully apparent. Juicy J…for all the money that I’m sure you make, I’d still clutch my purse if stuck in an elevator with you.

But back to the christian thing.  I wonder what her parents think about her having a neon crucifix bra and simulating burning herself at a stake like a witch on stage?

The Lip Licker is back to intro a collaboration between Chicago and Robin Thicke performing a medley of: “Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?”, “Beginnings”, “Saturday In The Park”& “Blurred Lines.”

I love that Robin tried to hang with these amazing guys.  I also love the shimmy down to the stage they made with their instruments.  It was damn adorable.  I wish they were all my uncles.

Keith Urban and Gary Clark, Jr. are on stage to perform “Cop Car”.

Oh shit he’s black! Sorry, that was racist.  But I was wondering who that negro was on the red carpet and why we were supposed to know him.  Apparently he’s already won a Grammy tonight.  Respect.  I’ll try not to call you Hootie boo.

Right before the commercial break, Pauley Perrette reminds us that Taylor swift will be up after the break to perform.  Um, I need to take this moment to say that although I generally like Pauly, I HATE her stylist.  She always looks so messy.  Her face looks oily, her hair looks unwashed and like she didn’t even bother to go for a style.  Her dresses always look cheap…like they were bought from the mall.   I could do a thousand times better on my limited budget.  Hell I could do better by simply taking a shower.  If she looks like that again I’m going to write her a VERY angry letter.  OK, that is all.

Back from the break and we’ve got John Legend singing “All of Me”.

I think it’s sweet that they’ve got a spot light on John’s wife Chrissy, as he sings this.  Super sweet.

Charley Wilson and Kevin Hart are up to present the award for Best Rock Song.

Best Rock Song:

“Ain’t Messin ‘Round” — Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
“Cut Me Some Slack” — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)
“Doom And Gloom” — Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)
“God Is Dead?” — Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)
“Panic Station” — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

I don’t know this song. But I loves me some Dave Grohl. So there’s that.

LL is up to intro Taylor Swift singing “All Too Well.”

I have nothing nice to say.  So I’ll just say that the piano convulsions she’s having remind me of that swimming pool scene in Showgirls.

Sowwy.

Bruno is up to intro Pink and Nate Ruess performing “Try” and “Just Give Me a Reason.”  Pink is doing her circus thing again.  And I don’t even care that she keeps doing this same thing. Why? Because it’s amazing and none of you losers can say that you can not only swing from ropes but sing your ass off while doing it.

Nate sounds like a howling cat.  He doesn’t always sound that way does he? I’ll blame faulty earpiece on this foolishness.

Miguel and Ariana Grande present the award for Best Pop Solo Performance.

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Brave” — Sara Bareilles
“Royals” — Lorde
“When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake

Someone needs to work on this girl’s posture.  She kinda reminds me of Darlene from Rosanne…particularly in the episode when she got her period.  But congrats honey.  No pressure but you’ll be expected to top this for the rest of your career. Good luck!

Black Sabbath is up to intro Ringo Starr preforming “Photograph.”

Jamie Foxx is up presenting the award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Jamie is cutting up and Bey and Jay are NOT amused.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

“Power Trip” — J. Cole Featuring Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” — Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
“Now Or Never” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Justin’s not there to accept so Jay thanks everyone who had something to do with the album. He thanks God and the universe for giving him Bey. And he sends a message to blue: “Look, daddy got a gold sippy cup for you.” Cute/not cute.

LL pays tribute to Def Jam and intros Kendrick Lamar and Magic Dragon performing “Radioactive” and “M.A.A.D. City.”

Well I WAS tired before this performance. But now I wanna break some shit.  However, since I’m in our apartment and the only shit I can break belongs to us…um I’ll just sip my Zinfandel and calm the fu@k down.

Uh, they follow that performance up by some chick named Kacey Musgrave singing “Follow Your Arrow”

She’s wearing a lampshade from a Mexican whore house as a skirt.  She and all her band have something on their outfit that lights up.  Hers are light up cowboy boots.  I want to stab myself in the face.

We’re two hours into this ish.  I think I need a 5 minute pee break or something.

Julia Roberts is up to introduce Paul McCartney and Ringo Star performing “Queenie Eye.”

Her boobs look great but it looks like she can’t walk in those shoes.

Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony are up to announce the Producer of the Year Award, which went to Pharrell and to present the award for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Best Pop Vocal Album

” Paradise” — Lana Del Rey
“Pure Heroine” — Lorde
“Unorthodox Jukebox” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke
“The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience” — Justin Timberlake

Bruno thanks his mom who passed away this year.

Pauley and her shiny face are back. Sigh.

Jeremy Renner is up to intro Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson, and Merle Haggard performing “Okie From Muskogee”, “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies to Grow Up To Be Cowboys” and some other stuff.

I don’t know any of these songs.  And I can’t understand anything they’re saying.  I don’t think they understand anything they’re saying.  It’s fine. They’re old…most of them.  And they’re high…at least Willie is.  So we’ll give em a pass. Sidebar, I can’t see Kris as anything else other than Whistler from Blade.

Martina McBride and Zack Brown are up to present the award for Best Country Album.

Best Country Album:

“Night Train” — Jason Aldean
“Two Lanes Of Freedom” — Tim McGraw
“Same Trailer Different Park” — Kacey Musgraves
“Based On A True Story” — Blake Shelton
“Red” — Taylor Swift

Aaand she’s cut off by the music.

Neil Patrick Harris is up to intro Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder, Nile Rogers, and Pharrell Williams performing “Lucky”.

I love how Pharrell has been able to make a career out of not being able to sing.  Did Stevie get work done? He looks great…minus the receding dread line.

This set really has everyone out of their seats.  Nice to see these folks cut loose. Wait is Jay dancing? He should prolly stop.

Cyndi Lauper is up to introduce Carole King and Sara Bareillis performing “Beautiful” and “Brave”. I love crazy ass Cyndi Nd I LOVE Carole King . That’s one broad who can write a MF song.  She’s like my imaginary fairy Jew godmother.

Carole and Sara then present the award for Song of the Year.

Song Of The Year:

“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Royals” — Lorde
“Same Love” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert

This little girl…I’m not mad.  I  just want her to stand up straight. That’s it really.

Jared Leto is up to celebrate the life of Lou Reed by introducing Metallica and pianist Long Long performing “One”

Smokey Robinson and Steven Tyler are up to present the award for Record of the Year.

Steven does a quick snippet of “You Really Got a Hold On Me” and it’s awesome.

Record Of The Year:

“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

I’ve been listening to Daft Punk since the late ’90s.  It’s so great to see that everyone else finally caught the fu@k on.

Queen Latifah is up to intro Mary Lambert, Trombone Shortie, & Macklemore to preform “Strange Love.”  Tee only thing I like about this song is Mary Lambert. And I love that she has her big sexy ass in a sparkly red Jessica Rabbit dress.

You.

Betta.

WERK!

Um so I think it’s very interesting that The Queen, who refused to come out, is up here marring all these gay couples.

Maybe she’ll do it now…or now…no, NOW! Oh wait, Madonna is out. What’s even happening?

Is Madonna marring The Queen? No, still not coming out? I’m so confused. Congrats? Is it time to go to bed yet?

The President and CEO of the Recording Academy Neil Portnow, Ryan Seacrest and John Legend are up to present the Music Educator Award…Kent Knappenberger.  He teaches general music for classes in rural New York.

They then pay tribute to artists lost over the past year. Long Long is back up playing his little Liberace heart OUT.  It’s always interesting how some of the faces flash and peole clap.  Other faces flash and there’s silence. Cold! COLD-BLOODED!

The last person to be shown is Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers.  Cut to Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong singing “When Will I Be Loved?” by the Everly Brothers.

Alicia Keys, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison are up to present the award for Album of the Year.

Album Of The Year:

“The Blessed Unrest” — Sara Bareilles
“Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” — Kendrick Lamar
“The Heist” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Red” — Taylor Swift

I love how they started to say “R…” and Taylor Swift jumped up. No bit@h. SET yer ass down.

LL is up to introduce the final performance, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Lindsay Buckingham performing “Hesitation Marks” and some other ish.

The voiceover lady cut in to thank the sponsors soooo…. yea.  Below are some of the other winners from tonight that were not shown in the live telecast.

Best Dance/Electronica Album:
” Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk
“Settle” — Disclosure
“18 Months” — Calvin Harris
“Atmosphere” — Kaskade
“A Color Map Of The Sun” — Pretty Lights

Best Dance Recording:
“Need U (100%)” — Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK
“Sweet Nothing” — Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch
“Atmosphere” — Kaskade
“This Is What It Feels Like” — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
“Clarity” — Zedd Featuring Foxes

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
“Viva Duets” — Tony Bennett & Various Artists
“To Be Loved” — Michael Bublé
“The Standards” — Gloria Estefan
“CeeLo’s Magic Moment” — CeeLo Green
“Now” — Dionne Warwick

Best Rock Performance:
“Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Kashmir” — Led Zeppelin
“My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone Age
“I’m Shakin’” — Jack White

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:
“T.N.T.” — Anthrax
“God Is Dead?” — Black Sabbath
“The Enemy Inside” — Dream Theater
“In Due Time” — Killswitch Engage
“Room 24″ — Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

Best Rock Album:
“13″ — Black Sabbath
“The Next Day” — David Bowie
“Mechanical Bull” — Kings Of Leon
“Celebration Day” — Led Zeppelin
“…Like Clockwork” — Queens Of The Stone Age
“Psychedelic Pil”l — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Best Alternative Music Album:
“The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You” — Neko Case
“Trouble Will Find Me” — The National
“Hesitation Marks” — Nine Inch Nails
“Lonerism” — Tame Impala
“Modern Vampires Of The City” — Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance:
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra”– Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
“Please Come Home” — Gary Clark Jr.
“Get It Right” — Fantasia
“Quiet Fire” — Maysa
“Hey Laura” — Gregory Porter
“Yesterday” — Ryan Shaw

Best R&B Song:
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
“Only One” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
“Pusher Love Girl” — James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
“Without Me” — Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Side Effects Of You” — Fantasia
“One: In The Chamber” — Salaam Remi
“Unapologetic” — Rihanna
“New York: A Love Story” — Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album:
“R&B Divas” — Faith Evans
“Girl On Fire” — Alicia Keys
“Love In The Future” — John Legend
“Better” — Chrisette Michele
“Three Kings” — TGT

Best Rap Song:
“[Expletive] Problems” — Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
“Holy Grail” — Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)
“New Slaves” — Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)
“Started From The Bottom” — W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)
“Thrift Shop” — Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

Best Rap Performance:
“Started From The Bottom” — Drake
“Berzerk” — Eminem
“Tom Ford” — Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap Album:
“Nothing Was The Same” — Drake
“Magna Carta…Holy Grail” — Jay Z
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” — Kendrick Lamar
“The Heist” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Yeezus” — Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance:
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

Best Country Song:
“Begin Again” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“I Drive Your Truck” — Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“Merry Go ‘Round” — Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
“Mine Would Be You” — Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

Best Music Video:
Capital Cities — “Safe And Sound”
Jay Z — “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton — “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z — “Suit & Tie”
Jack White — “I’m Shakin’”

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2014 Grammys (Red Carpet)

Written on January 26, 2014 by

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 Tamar Braxton

Tamara Braxton, Grammy Awards

Gorge!

Skylar Grey

Skylar Grey, Grammy Awards

I have a love/hate relationship with leather. I have a love/hate relationship with nude.  SO I can’t even comment on this.

Faith Evans

Faith Evans, Grammy Awards

I would have prefered a side split over a center split.  But overall I like the dress.  The hair, doe…

Fantasia

Fantasia Barrino, Grammy Awards

No, no and also no.  And I’m not saying that just cus it’s Fanny.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne, Grammy Awards

I see someone is trying to copy Lupita’s cape.  I see you Kelly.

Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat, GRAMMYS 2014

The dress isn’t interesting but it is pretty…kinda like it’s wearer.

Chrisette Michele

Chrisette Michele, GRAMMYS 2014

Chrisette looks fab!

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

I’m not really a fan but whatevs…I’m not gonna hate.

John Legend

Classic, simple, beautiful.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

That dress…why?! And I don’t give a fawk that it’s Valentino.

Miguel

Miguel, GRAMMYS 2014

Miguel looks like Edward Scisorhands/Cupie Doll.  I think it’s adorable.  I’m sure he wasn’t going for ‘adorable.’

Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats

Swizz and Alicia look very nice.  Pharrell, um, he looks…welll, I just want to know: Is that a Canadian Mountie hat? TWF?

Pink

Always awesome. Always beautiful. Always badass.

Jared Leto

You beautiful vampire.  I want to have sex on your face.

Ciara

She looks adorbs.  Pregnancy looks very good on her.

Madonna

She looks great in a suit.  I love that she brought her black son to the Grammys with her after calling her white son a nigga.  And no, I”m not letting that go.  I think she did that so no one would ask her any ‘nigga’ questions.  Also she’s got on grilz.  Her son, the black one, is upset that she hasn’t bout him one yet. BLANK ASS FUCKING STARE!

Wiz and Amber

Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Grammy Awards

He looks high as a kite and messy.  Amber is a little orange but other than that she looks amazing.

Rita Ora

Calvin Harris, Rita Ora, Grammy Awards

She looks nice.  But for some reason I hate her guts.  Maybe it’s because of her that we have to look at the fat version of Rob Kardashian once a week.  Thanks…bitch.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift, Grammy Awards

You’re boring. You’re corny. I hate you. That is all.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

I wish they weren’t so pretentious.  That is all.

Robin Thicke & Paula Patton

I like a good velvet suit.  What I don’t like his him not knowing who he’s wearing.  How does one forget Armani?  Paula’s dress is different.  I like it.  Thank God they didn’t let her talk though.

Kendrick Lamar

His lil booty is SIT TING in that blue suit.

Kevin Hart

Is he a cock head yet? Because he sure acts like it.

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2013 Video Music Awards (Performances)

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Lady Gaga-Applause

Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke/2 Chainz/Kendrick Lamar-We Can’t Stop/Blurred Lines/Give it to You

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Latimore-Same Love

Bruno Mars-Gorilla

Drake-Hold On We’re Going Home/Started From the Bottom

Justin Timberlake-Video Vanguard Award Medley

Kanye West-Blood on the Leaves

Katy Perry-Roar

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Live Blog: 2013 Video Music Awards (THE-Show)

Written on August 25, 2013 by

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Lady Gaga Opens the show with Applause whilst wearing a nun outfit.  She rips off the nun outfit to reveal a black body suit and wig cap?  Then she throws on a blue sequin skirt suit and a pink wig.  Off comes the suit and wig.  Switch to a yellow ombre Marilyn Monroe wig and face paint.
She disappears for a minute while her dancers who are dressed as black sperm entertain us so she can change into a seashell bikini and that giant ratty wig she’s been seen wearing lately. I’m exhausted.

One Direction is up to present the video for Best Pop Video

Best Pop Video
» Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
» Fun., “Carry On”
» Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
» Selena Gomez, “Come and Get It”

Selena Gomez? Really? Oh well. Her dress is nice at least.

Shaliene Woodley and a Miley impersonator introduce Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.

Miley comes out of a giant teddy bear  wearing a furry…teddy.  DId she just put her face in a giant black stripper’s butt? Yes, yes she did.  The cameral just panned to rihanna and her face was PRICELESS. It read: wtf is this bish doing and why didn’t she share her drugs with me before the show?

Off comes the furry teddy and Robin is out.  Why are they performing this as a duet? AND she just twerked on Robin’s junk.  Paula is gonna come up there and beat her to death.

OK that’s over but now 2 Chainz is out there for the “I’ll Give it to you” remix. Everyone is high as fawk.  I’m not high…but watching this is making me feel like I’m rolling my face off. Someone get me some OJ and a towel.

Lil Kim and Iggy Azealea take their cakes on stage to present the Best Hip-Hop Video Award.

Best Hip Hop Video
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» Drake, “Started From The Bottom”
» Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools”
» A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, “F–kin’ Problems”
» J. Cole feat. Miguel, “Power Trip”

Macklemore, they’re gonna send sandman after ou.  Please stop talking.  Ryan Lewis, this isn’t a real award.  You can stop acting like it’s the Grammys and cut your thank you list down to Jesus Christ and the inventor of twerking.

Professional Awards:

Best Cinematography
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air”
» Lana Del Rey, “Ride”
» Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» A-Trak & Tommy Trash, “Tuna Melt”

Best Direction
» Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
» Fun., “Carry On”
» Drake, “Started From The Bottom”

Best Editing
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason”
» Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, “Sweet Nothing”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
» Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”

Best Visual Effects
» Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”
» Duck Sauce, “It’s You”
» Flying Lotus, “Tony Tortures”
» Skrillex feat. the Doors “Breakn’ a Sweat”
» The Weeknd “Wicked Games”

Why is Kevin Hart even on stage?  Please find a seat tiny sir, and kindly sit in it.

Jared Leto is up looking like a young Jesus Christ to introduce Kanye to perform “Blood on the Leaves”.

Sigh, I don’t understand why he’s singing at the top of his autotune and seizing all over the stage like that.  They betta light up the stage before his ass falls off.  Also, why allow him to sing this song which is FULL of all types of curses and niggas? I’m just curious.

Pharrell, Nile Rogers and Daft Punk are up to present the award for Best Female Video.

Best Female Video
» Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, “Stay”
» Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”
» Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason”
» Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack”

Of, fu@king course.  Sidebar, I just realized that Taylor and her bestie Selena are both wearing navy blue…how cute…or stupid depending on how you look at it.

So she decides “to thank the person who inspired this song.  Because now I have one of these! Thank you!” Camera pans immediately to Harry Styles who’s not amused.

Ed Sheeran is up to present the Best Video with a Social Message.

Best Video With A Social Message
» Kelly Clarkson, “People Like Us”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love”
» Snoop Lion, “No Guns Allowed”
» Miguel, “Candles in the Sun”
» Beyoncé, “I Was Here”

Jimmy Fallon is up to introduce Justin Timberlake and present him with the Video Vanguard award.

JT opens with ‘Take Back the Night’ as he dances through the Barclays Center.  It’s weird because all of his dancers are trying to crowd into the frame.  That must have been taped earlier because suddenly he’s on stage with a newly arranged “Sexy Back”.  And finally we get to see JT dance! Praise Jesus and all the angles.  The medley switches to “Like I Love You” then to “My Love”.  He sounds really off key in the latter. But he probably hasn’t danced and sang at the same time in like ten years so I guess I’ll give him a pass.

Now to “Cry Me a River”…Speaking of which, where’s Britters at these days?  He runs upstage to get on a piano for “Senorita: and then down to center stage for “Dance With Me”.  @Brewtoons just commented: “This dude is doing his whole catelogue.”

The Rumors Were True

N*SYNC just rose to the stage. (*Lo rips off shirt and screams “I LOVE YOU N*SYNC!”).  Oh jeez, these guys are so old.  And god damn you Joey Fatone. You’re fat as fawk but I applaud you for getting up there and showing your stuff…and by stuff I mean beer belly.

Justin dismisses them and heads to yet another stage to do “Suit & Tie.”  I thought that would be the last song.  But no, he’s moved onto “Mirrors.” This BETTER be the last song.  I like him well enough, but I’m kinda over this moment.  Can we move on please?

Jimmy Fallon calls JT a legend.  I like him but not that damn much.

Vampire Weekend is up to present Best Song of the Summer.

>> One Direction, “Best Song Ever”

Meh, whatever.

Jason Collins, the basketball player who came out of the closet, is ons age with A$AP Rocky.  Jason sounds like he’s deaf. Why is he talking like that?  And why did they give Pollyanna, er, I mean, A$AP Rocky, the mic.  He shouldn’t be speaking. Anyway they introduce Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert with “Same Love”.  Jennifer Hudson just came on stage to join Mary…  I’m not sure why.  I’m also not sure why her hair looks like that.  But they sound nice, so let’s just move on.

Emeli SAnde and Adam Lambert are on stage to present the “Artist to Watch”

Artist To Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
» Twenty One Pilots, “Holding On To You”
» Zedd feat. Foxes, “Clarity”
» Austin Mahone, “What About Love”
» The Weeknd, “Wicked Games”
» Iggy Azalea, “Work”

That little twink that was singing earlier won.  Um. I’ll just wait for Taylor Swift to turn him out by NOT having sex with him and then writing a song about him. OH and he just called his fans his “Mahomies”. DUDE! No one knows who you are. You don’t get to name your fanbase.

T-Boz and Chilli are up to introduce Drake.

Uh, I’ve never heard him sing…like life. He’s singing “Hold On, We’re Going Home” It doesn’t sound as horrible as I imagined.  That doesn’t mean that I’m OK with this singing thing.  I vetoed the idea years ago and I’m sticking to it.  He’s onto “Started from the Bottom.”  I can’t hear this song without thinking of this song.

Taylor Swift is up to present Best Male Video.

Best Male Video
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
» Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
» Ed Sheeran, “Lego House”
» Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools”

Selena Gomez introduces Bruno Mars performing “Gorilla.”  I really like this song…mostly because when I sing it I kinda, sorta, a little bit sound like I can actually sing.

Joseph Gordon Leviitt is on stage to present the award for Video of the Year.

Video of the Year
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, “Thrift Shop”
» Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
» Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”

We saw that coming.  Sidebar, where is his wife at on such a big night for him?  Could she be at home hiding a baby bump?! Sorry, I’m just startin’ shit because I’m bored.  Anyway, JT dedicates the award to his grandparents. In unison please…AWWWWW.

Allison Williams is up to introduce Katy Perry performing “Roar”.  Cut to Katy under the Brooklyn Bridge performing in a boxing ring with boxing gear on. She’s doing quite a bit of dancing.  Does she normally dance when she performs? I don’t follow her like that so I wouldn’t know if this is normal for her.

Sidebar, she just started jumping rope…her titties are bouncing and this is making me giggle.

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Live Blog: 2013 Video Music Awards (Red Carpet)

Written on August 25, 2013 by

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MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus

The show opens with Sway talking to Miley Cyrus and Llyod Banks? Her look is, er interesting. Oh those buns. Sidebar the camera just panned to my boo @uniquelymalik in the crowd.

Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton are on the carpet.  Tonight will be his first night performing at the VMAS.  Paula looks drunk/high again.  But should we expect anything less from her? Nope!

Lady Gaga is on the carpet looking like mortician.  Her lace front is killing me softly.  I don’t know if I like her new look.  But it’s better than that ridic look she’s been sporting for the past few years.

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Best Collaboration
» Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie”
» Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera, “Feel This Moment”
» Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, “I Need Your Love”
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason”

Best Rock Video
» Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
» Fall Out Boy, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
» Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air”
» Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young”

I don’t know if I love Emile Sande’s look . But whatever.

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Wiz Khalifa looks more frail than normal.  Maybe he can heat the beef twerky that Nikki and Sara just handed him.

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The newly reunited Danity  Kane is on the carpet.  Somewhere D. Woods is weeping into her moscato.

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One of the “New Faces of Pop” is performing…Austin something or other.  He must be real new cus i have no idea who this dude is.

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Now Ariana Grande is performing.  I at least have heard her name.  How old is this chick.  She looks like she is performing at her on Quinceniera.

30 Seconds to Mars is on the red carpet accepting their ‘Best Rock Video award. Sidebar, Jared Leto is easily 78 years old. But he doesn’t look a day over 28.  He’s a vampire obviously.

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Katy is up looking stacked like a brick house.  I’m not sure why she’s using this ghetto fab accent doe. *shrugs

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Paula Patton should just stop coming out in public if she doesn’t know how to do her drugs and act half way normal.

Pharrell on a bike with a gang of bikes…why?

Becky G, don’t know who you are but I need you to pipe down cus your voice is the worst.

One Direction, puke.

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Taylor Swift double puke.

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Selena Gomez

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Ciara

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Busta Rhymes

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Lil Kim

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Kendrick Lamar

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Deena

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JWOW

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2 Chainz

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Future

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Erin Wassson

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Miguel’s Leg Drop Could Cost Him

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Khyati Shah, the girl that stuck in between a rock and a hard place, better known as Miguel’s taint, is considering suing Miguel for drop kicking her in the face during his performance at the Billboard Music Awards.

She sought medical treatment and the doctor says she’s showing signs of brain damage.

Soon after the brain damage reports Billboard said that they warned Miguel against doing the jump.  But he ignored them and did it anyway. Source

UPDATE: Miguel Denies Billboard’s Warning

Miguel’s rep told TMZ:

“The reports claiming that Miguel was warned by producers not to jump are completely false.” Source

Yea, if they had told him not to do the jump they would have come out with that immediately…not waited for the victim of said leg drop to end up with a cracked skull. Also, she was acting like everything was hunky dory after she got her face kicked off.  I would have laid on the ground like a dead man and just waited for my check to arrive. #dummy

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Miguel, Enough!

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I didn’t watch the Billboard Music Awards cus I don’t really care.  Plus I can see all the videos the next day, which is what the hell I did.  But we must beat this dead horse back to life.  I have several questions stemming from ‘Legdropgate’.  Feel free to weigh in down in the comment section.

1. Was this a spur of the moment type of thing or did he practice this?

2. If he practiced it, did he practice with Nike Shocks or his church shoes?

3. Do the mosh pit people have to sign a waiver that they won’t sue if someone crowd surfs (or does a deadly wrestling move) and they get hurt?

4. What does Miguel’s under carriage smell like? I know I’m not the only one who noticed that one girl was sinus deep into his taint.

5. Where are these girls now?  I noticed that directly after the leg drop they were pushed under the stage…no really. (Look at this vid from the :07 mark.  They straight pushed them under the stage)  Are they dead? If they were alive we would have already heard from them.  They would have exclusive interviews with every blog, new station and magazine.  They

They’d have a book deal and a reality show.  But no one’s heard a peep from since since (whispers) the incident.  So I’m going to assume they’re dunzo.

R.I.P.

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Chris Tucker to Host BET Awards

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Chris Tucker has slowly been making his way back into the spotlight.  His latest endeavor will be hosting the upcoming BET Awards.

He said in a statement, “I am honored to be asked to host this year’s BET Awards. I’m looking forward to be being part of a really great show.”
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Good for him!

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Quvenzhane Post…

Written on February 25, 2013 by

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Everyone hates Quvenzhane

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Quvanzhane Wallis didn’t win the Oscar for Best Actress last night.  But people were still talking about her. Model Chrissy Teigan called Quvanzhane “cocky” on Twitter. Source

And the Onion called her…well they tweeted: “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a c**t, right? Source

Listen, everyone can’t be as gracious and non-assholey like Dakota Fanning.  That’s still no reason to call a little girl, of all people, a C-U-Next Tuesday! Jeez, kids are supposed to be off limits.

Q. Wallice snags ‘Annie’ role…

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Quvenzhane Wallis has landed the roll of Annie in the remake of the same name.

“Quvenzhané Wallis is a true star and we believe her portrayal as Annie will make her a true worldwide star,” Hannah Minghella, president of Production for Columbia Pictures, said in a statement. ”She is an extraordinary young talent with an amazing range, not only as an actress but as a singer and dancer, and we can’t wait for audiences to further discover her.”

Willow Smith was originally cast in the role but pulled out. Source

Congrats.  Although even when Willow was doing it, I wasn’t happy about this project.  Why can’t we just leave some things alone?

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2012 Oscars: Full Winners List

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Best Picture
Amour
Argo–WINNER
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln–WINNER
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook–WINNER
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Director
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi–WINNER
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Original Screenplay
Amour, Michael Hankie
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino–WINNER
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo, Chris Terrio–WINNER
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin,
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Best Original Song
“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice, music and lyric by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted, music by Walter Murphy; lyric by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi, music by Mychael Danna; lyric by Bombay Jayashri
“Skyfall” from Skyfall, music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth–WINNER
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best Original Score
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna–WINNER
Lincoln, John Williams
Skyfall, Thomas Newman

Best Production Design
Anna Karenina, Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
Les Misérables, Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi, Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Lincoln, Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson–WINNER

Best Film Editing
Argo, William Goldenberg–WINNER
Life of Pi, Tim Squyres
Lincoln, Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables–WINNER
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Sound Editing
Argo, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained, Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi, Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Skyfall, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers–WINNER
Zero Dark Thirty, Paul N.J. Ottosson–WINNER

Best Sound Mixing
Argo, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Les Misérables, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes–WINNER
Life of Pi, Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Lincoln, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour, Austria–WINNER
Kon-Tiki, Norway
No, Chile
A Royal Affair, Denmark
War Witch, Canada

Best Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man–WINNER

Best Documentary Short
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption
Inocente
–WINNER

Best Live Action Short
Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew–WINNER
Death of a Shadow 
Henry

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained––WINNER

Best Animated Short
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman–WINNER

Best Animated Feature
Brave–WINNER
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Cinematography
Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda–WINNER
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Best Visual Effects
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
Life of Pi, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott–WINNER
The Avengers, Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus, Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran–WINNER
Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Hitchcock, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Les Misérables, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell–WINNER

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Is Breezy a Spoiled Sport?

Written on February 11, 2013 by

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In one of the most awkward Grammy wins ever, Frank Ocean beat out Miguel and Chris Brown for Best Urban Contemporary Album.  What made it awkward, besides Frank’s weird speech, was that he was up against Chris, whom he’d gotten into a fist fight with a week ago. Chris didn’t help things with his reaction.  Although he clapped when Frank won, he refused to join in the standing ovation that the rest of the audience gave. Source

It’s shady…but it’s real.  I’m actually not mad at all about this.

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2013 Grammys: The Show ***Live Blog***

Written on February 10, 2013 by

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And it has begun!

 
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Taylor Swift is opening the show with “We’re Never Ever Getting Back Together.” She’s got an “Alice in Wonderland” them.  It’s cute or whatever. PS-I hate her.  Like if she fell or accidentally caught fire I might not be upset.  I’m just saying.

LL’s geriatric/still sexy dimples are out to begin hosting for the second year in a row.  He’s starting off by introducing himself to us since he didn’t get a chance to do so because Whitney Houston had to up and die the day before.  How dare she?!  Anyway, continue Todd.

Ed Sheeran & Elton John-The A-Team


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I love this song.  Know what I love more than this song? Queens! Know what I love more than queens? Old queens! Elton you betta werk!

Pittbull & Jennifer Lopez Presenting

I love how they cut to Bey and Jay and Jay was doing everything in his power to NOT react to J-Lo’s amazing leg. Lawd, Jesus it’s a fire!

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

Adele is so cute.  Her accent is so extra that it almost doesn’t seem real.

Neil Patrick Harris Introducing Fun.

Fun-Carry On


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 I love fun, but Nate’s cigarette pants are killing me softly.  Actually, everyone’s outfit in this group is doing a bit too much for my liking.

They’ve got rain coming down on teh stage.  Who has to clean that up? Also, how are they all not being electrocuted right now?

Bonnie Raitt looking radiant and John Mayer looking like a douchy Willy Wonka Introducing…

Dierks Bentley & Miranda Lambert-Fastest Girl in Town & Home


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I’m sorry but she looks like a stuffed sausage.  Also, I wish I knew these songs because I can’t make out anything she’s singing.  Finally, I wonder what it’s like having to sing with Chris Brown in the front row after she went in on him, not once, but twice on Twitter and at one of her shows.

LL Pays quick tribute to Dick Clark then Introduces

Miguel & Wiz Khalifa-Adorn


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I love me some Miguel and I’d happily tap his lil Prince lookin’ and actin a$$.  He walks up to Rih to rock with her for a minute.  He prolly wouldn’t have done it had her rachett tail not been standing up waiting for him to come by.  But if it were me I’d be jumping at the chance to get close to him too.  I’m not gonna lie.  His jacket and Wiz’s whole suit are making dizzy. But I don’t even care.

They then present..

Best Country Solo Performance

  • Home – Dierks Bentley
  • Springsteen – Eric Church
  • Cost Of Livin’ – Ronnie Dunn
  • Wanted – Hunter Hayes
  • Over – Blake Shelton
  • Blown Away – Carrie Underwood

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are Presenting…

Song Of The Year

  • The A Team – Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
  • Adorn – Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
  • Call Me Maybe – Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
  • We Are Young – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe)

This song is pretty epic so I’m excited.  Also, I would have been happy as long as anyone but CRJ didn’t win.  They’re playing the music on them and they don’t give a fawk.

Johnny Depp, looking like a dirty ass French pirate is Introducing…

Mumford & Sons-I Will Wait

 

They all look sooooo dirty but I love them.  They rock the fawk OUT.   I haven’t seen anyone sing that hard or strum a banjo like that in my life. And Benn on that keyboard is insane.  It looks like it hurts.

Ellen Degeneres who is trying her best to get Bey to crack and Beyonce Introduce…

Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z-Suit & Tie & Little Pusher Lover Girl

 
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He’s giving big band realness.  In addition to dancing and singing live, he looks kinda amazing. This is exciting.  I like singer JT way more than douchy i think I’m an Oscar caliber actor JT.   Jay comes out of the audience to do his verse.  I just realized they both have on cummerbunds.  It looks better on JT than Jay.  But whatever.

Quick note: The second song is sounding VERY Robin Thicke-esque.  Hey, I calls em like I sees em.

Kelly Rowland and Nas Present…

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Fortune – Chris Brown
  • Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel
  • Channel Orange – Frank Ocean

AWKWARD.COM!  OK, this is awkward for several reasons. One, because of Frank and Chris’s fight, Frank has his hand bandaged. Second, Chris gave a very long pause and gulp before applauding. Third, Frank’s speech was weird.  And fourth, Miguel did the obligatory smile and claps when he thought the camera was on him.  But I saw him a few seconds later throw some shade with a head cock and slight eye roll.  You salty bitch, I love you.

Dave Grohl & Pauley Perrette Present…

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

LL is back to Introduce…

Maroon 5 & Alicia Keys-Daylight & Girl on Fire

 

I hate her song with all my being.  My husband yelled from the bedroom, “WHO KEEPS ASKING HER TO SING THAT SONG?! I’VE NEVER HEARD ANYONE SAY THEY LIKE IT! THEY KEEP FORCING IT ON US! I HATE IT!” Yea babe, I agree.

Kaley Cuoco & Keith Urban Present…

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
  • Ceremonials – Florence & the Machine
  • Some Nights – Fun.
  • Overexposed – Maroon 5
  • The Truth About Love – Pink

This song really makes me get up and go.  I love her fifties inspired dress.  I love that she’s kinda all over the place and probably a little drunk. I don’t love that she looks shiny and swollen.  But it’s all good.

LL is up to introduce…

Rihanna & Mikky Ekko-Stay

 
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It’s always interesting to see Rihanna sing…I mean really sing, not dance around while she yodels.  She sounds decent.  Mikky sounds great. I must admit I thought she was gonna trick us and when the spotlight came up on Mikky Chris’ ass was gonna be sitting there.  Are people crying? Oh cus that’s her song to Chris or whatever? Sigh.

Carly Rae Jepsen & Ne-Yo Present…

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • Wild Ones – Flo Rida Featuring Sia
  • No Church In The Wild – Jay-z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-dream
  • Tonight (Best You Ever Had) – John Legend Featuring Ludacris
  • Cherry Wine – Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse
  • Talk That Talk – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

WHAT THE FAWK IS GOING ON WITH THE-DREAM’S OUTFIT!?

Kat Dennings Introduces…

The Black Keys-Lonely Boys

 

 

Kelly Clarkson plays tribute to  Patti Page with “Tennessee Waltz” and Carole King with “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” She tears it up of course. She then Presents…

Best Country Album

  • Uncaged – Zac Brown Band
  • Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes
  • Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran – Jamey Johnson
  • Four The Record – Miranda Lambert
  • The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers

LL Introduces the Bob Marley Tribute featuring Bruno Mars, Sting, Rihanna, Rohan Marley & Damian Marley


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Why is Bruno singing one of his songs for a tribute to Bob? I’m confused.  Now Sting is singing “Walking on the Moon”…which is one of his songs.  What the hell is happening here?  Oh cus you put a reggae twist on the arrangement? Sigh.

OK, here’s Rihanna and Rohan to actually sing one of Bob’s songs, “Could You Be Loved”.  And here’s Damian to top off the whole performance.  I wonder how many blunts were passed before this performance. Backstage smells like Selassie Green right about now.

LL Introduces…

The Lumineers-Ho Hey

Please stop cutting to Taylor Swift…I thought we discussed my hatred for her. They then Introduce…

Jack White-Love Interpretation & Freedom at 21

 

Katy Perry, who is looking bodacious BTW, Presents…

Best New Artist

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Fun.
  • Hunter Hayes
  • The Lumineers
  • Frank Ocean

Hunter Hayes-Wanted

He kinda annoys me…but all those jits do.  He then introduces…

Carrie Underwood-Blown Away & Two Black Cadillacs

 

Wait, why is her dress lighting up? This is a little too Disney on Ice for my liking.

Prince, serving mystic fairy of sex and all things creepy yet alluring, Presenting…

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

It’s nice to see Kimbra genuinely touched by their award.  That’s opposed to some of these entitled ass tools who run up there and snatch the award.

Now’s time to get a little business out of the way.  JT comes on stage to talk about a new award that will be presented extraordinary music teachers every year during Grammy Week.

Then we have our musical angel tribute to all those in the music industry we’ve lost in the past year.

Zac Brown, Elton John, T Bone Burnete, Mavis Staples, Mumford & Sons, & Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) perform “Take a Load Off Annie” to commemorate the lost artists and the Sandy Hook Elementary Victims.

Juanes-Your Song

Wrong boo-boo, YOU should ONLY sing in Spanish.  He then Introduces…

Frank Ocean-Forrest Gump

 
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I like Frank Ocean…just like, not love.  I think half the time he’s pitchy and whiny.  This was a bad choice to do for the Grammys.  And the arrangement is craptastic.  Once his hand got effed up fighting with Breezy,  they shoulda come up with something else.

WHY ISN’T IT OVER?!

IS HE WHISTLING? SOMEONE PUT ME AND HIM TO BED NOW!

Adele Presenting…

Album Of The Year

  • El Camino – The Black Keys
  • Some Nights – Fun.
  • Babel – Mumford & Sons
  • Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
  • Blunderbuss – Jack White

LL, Chuck D, Tom Morello Travis Barker closes the show with a medley of…oh hell, I’ve alrady checked out.  Thanks for hangin wit me peeps.  I’ll update with video en la manana. And I’ll just leave you with this…

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2013 Grammys: Red Carpet ***Live Blog***

Written on February 10, 2013 by

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I hope everyone turns it out and brings the sexy and maybe a little bit of crazy to the red carpet this year.  Especially with this year’s new ‘guidelines’ I’m thinking people might go nuts in protest.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s dress is really hot.  However, she could have used more makeup…or maybe makeup at all.  And she should have gone for a zoom whitening treatment.

Kathy Griffin seems genuinely upset that she didn’t win the Best Comedy Album for the fifth year in the row.  I’m knida thinking she might cry.  It’s weird seeing her like that. There’s also an awkward moment where Kathy asks Ryan Seacrest to help her adjust her boobs.  So he stands in front of her to pretend like he’s helping her.  Moral of this story: Ryan Seacrest will do anything to not have to touch a woman’s breasts.

I know Janelle Monae’s thing is the tux.  I get it.  It’s her shtick.  But it’s so GD stupid and I hate it.  I need her to try something different…because I say so.  Did this bish say she’s wearing ‘ideas’ get out of my face right NOW.

 

I hate listening to Kat Von D speak.  She’s such a dead fish.

OH Breezy, you should never speak..EVER.  I’m glad that he’s wearing white though…he could stand to gain a few pounds so at least the white makes him look not so crackheadish.

Kimbra & Gotye

 

Lupe Fiasco-I pretty much hate everything about him now.

Carrie Underwood looks beautiful.  But her hair is a little matronly.  Also I never realized how annoying her speaking voice is.

Who is this red headed chick with Ne-Yo.  He has his baby mama Monyetta as his date.  But he brought the red head to the red carpet with him. I’m confused and I really don’t like it.

 

Justin Timberlake

Is Nas drunk?

Redfoo…this a$$hole.

John Legend’s hairline is not only uneven but it’s beginning to run for the hills.  I find this depressing.

Ashanti

Taylor Swift annoys the sh!t out of me.  She just said she was ‘stoked’ about winning a Grammy.  How about you sit all the way down.

Tamia

Jennifer Lopez is pushing the limit with that leg. But hunty looks amazing.  Also, I’m glad that she left Casper’s dumb ass on the sideline to avoid the risk of him actually talking.  Thanks boo.

Florence Welch in this Givanchy dress is…interesting. Not sure how I feel about it yet.

Kelly Osbourne & Estelle

Jay Manuel

Pharrell is the worst interview EVER.

LL Cool J

The chick with Flo Rida looks racheeeeeeet.

Adele

Kelly Rowland’s dress is painted and and she looks uh-MAZE.

Rihanna

Drake

Alicia Keys

I must say I’m a smidge underwhelmed by what Beyonce is wearing.

Amber Rose is HUGE! The end.

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2013 Grammys: Pre-Grammy Parties

Written on February 10, 2013 by

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Pepsi/ASCAP Grammy Brunch

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Nas’ Hennessy Party

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 LL’s Hennessy Party

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RocNation’s Brunch

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Clive Davis’ Party

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Prince Post…

Written on January 27, 2013 by

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Prince pitches world’s biggest umbrella;Casts shade in all directions…

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He spoke to Billboard magazine and had a lot to say about music ownership and how he blames Madonna for how things went bad with Warner Brothers Records.

He says, “It was always about Madonna. She was getting paid, but at the same time we were selling more records and selling out concerts on multiple nights.”

During the interview he also went in on Maroon 5, who covered “Kiss” on the 2012 album Overexposed.

He said, “Why do we need to hear another cover of a song someone else did?

He adds, “Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.” Source

Prince is the orneriest old broad I know.

Prince to receive Billboard Icon Award…

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At this years Billboard Music Awards, Prince will be recognized with the Billboard Icon Award.  He’s also expected to perform at the award show which will air on ABC on May 19th.

Last year, Stevie Wonder received the Icon Award. Source

Congrats you crotchety old buzzard.

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Will Chris Perform with Rihanna at the Grammys?

Written on January 10, 2013 by

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RadarOnline.com is reporting that Chris wants to perform with Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

A source said, “Chris wants to perform with Rihanna at the Grammys to show the whole world they are back together. Chris doesn’t care what the haters say, and wants to give the viewers an over the top performance with Rihanna.

“He wants the fans to know this is the real deal, and he is a changed man. If Rihanna can forgive him, the rest of the world should move on from what happened four years ago,” he believes. Source

I hope they get boo’d. NEXT!

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2013 Oscar Nominations

Written on January 10, 2013 by

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Although I haven’t seen most of these movies, I’m putting my picks below.  My picks are basted mostly on how much I laike said actor/actress or actors/actresses in said movie.

Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Supporting Actress:
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Mis
Jackie Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master

Best Actress:
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Director
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Lincoln
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Amour
Django Unchained
Argo

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2012 AMA Winners

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Last night at the 40th American Music Awards, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj took home five awards collectively.

Peep the full list is below:

Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber

New Artist of the Year: Carly Rae Jepsen

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock: Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock: Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group – Pop/Rock: Maroon 5

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock: Justin Bieber – Believe

Favorite Male Artist – Country: Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist – Country: Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group – Country: Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album – Country: Carrie Underwood – Blown Away

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B: Usher

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B: Beyoncé

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B: Rihanna – Talk That Talk

Favorite Album – Alternative Rock: Linkin Park

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary: Adele

Favorite Artist – Latin: Shakira

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational: tobyMac

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM): David Guetta

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2012 BET Awards Nominations

Written on September 16, 2012 by

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Kanye is about to sweep the BET Awards.  There are 19 awards and he’s been nominated 17 times.

Peep the nomination list below:

Best Hip-Hop Video
2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”
A$AP Rocky – “Goldie”
Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne – “HYFR”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T – “Mercy”

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award
2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”
Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne x Tyga – “The Motto”
J. Cole f/ Missy Elliott – “Nobody’s Perfect”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T – “Mercy”

Best Live Performer
A$AP Rocky
Drake
J. Cole
The Throne
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
J. Cole
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar
Nas
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year
A$AP Rocky x Sam Lecca
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year
Hit-Boy
J. Cole
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
No I.D.
Kanye West

MVP of the Year
2 Chainz
J. Cole
Jay-Z
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Track of the Year
“Cashin’ Out” (Ca$h Out)
“I’ma Boss” (Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross)
“N–gas In Paris” (The Throne)
“No Lie” (2 Chainz f/ Drake)
“The Motto” (Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne x Tyga)

CD of the Year
The Dreamer, The Believer (Common)
Take Care (Drake)
Cole World: The Sideline Story (J. Cole)
Watch The Throne (Jay-Z x Kanye West)
TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition (Young Jeezy)

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
Funkmaster Flex
DJ Khaled

Rookie of the Year
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Ca$h Out
Future
Meek Mill

Made You Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Best Club Banger
“Cashin’ Out” (Ca$h Out)
“The Motto” (Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne x Tyga)
“Same Damn Time” (Future)
“Ni–as In Paris” (The Throne)
“Mercy” (Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T)

Best Mixtape
LiveLoveA$AP (A$AP Rocky)
1999 (Joey Bada$$)
Dreamchasers 2 (Meek Mill)
Rich Forever (Rick Ross)
Taylor Allderdice (Wiz Khalifa)

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
2 Chainz – “Mercy”
Diddy – “Same Damn Time (Remix)”
Drake – “Stay Schemin’”
Ludacris – “Same Damn Time (Remix)”
T.I. – “Magic (Remix)”

Hustler of the Year
2 Chainz
Jay-Z
Lil’ Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Impact Track
“Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” (Lupe Fiasco)
“Bitch Bad” (Lupe Fiasco)
“Daughters” (Nas)
“Murder To Excellence” (The Throne)

People’s Champ Award
2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”
Driicky Graham – “Snapbacks & Tattoos”
Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross – “I’ma Boss”
The Throne – “Ni–as In Paris”
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T – “Mercy”

Best Hip-Hop Online Site
2DopeBoyz.com
AllHipHop.com
Complex.com
HipHopDX.com
NahRight.com
RapRadar.com
WorldstarHipHop.com

The awards air October 9th @ 8p. Source via Source

Folks have been asking for a live blog of this show for a few years now.  And I just don’t know if I can bring myself to do it  It’ll take a full jug of wine to get me though the fu@kery.

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2012 MTV VMAs: Ratchetness

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Kevin Hart’s Opening Monologue

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Meh, I thought his hosting job was mediocre at best.  Oh well.

Kanye Bails on the VMAs Last Minute…

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Kanye West decided not to go to the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards because his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, couldn’t make it.

A source said, “Kim’s in New York for her fragrance launch and Kanye didn’t want to go to the VMAs if she couldn’t be there.” Source

Wack and weak.

Nicki Shades the Hell Outta Rih…

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The “Real World’s” Trichelle tweeted about some beef going down betweenNicki and Rihanna during Thursday’s VMAs. She wrote:

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I wonder if this has anything to do with Rih breaking Drake’s lil yella heart.

Rih Kisses Breezy…

 

When the cameras weren’t rolling (at least not for the live broadcast), Rihanna took the opportunity to great her ex, Chris Brown, with what looks like a peck on the lips, a hug and a tousling of the hair.  Once again, where the hell is Karrueche?

 Rihanna and Chris at the MTV Video Music Awards

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I love the girl’s face in the blue.  She’s giggling like, did this ish really just happen?

A$AP Rocky Grabs ALLA Rih’s Ass Parts…

 Asap rocky feels rihanna up

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Half his fingernail bed is in her sphincter.  I mean c’mon!

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2012 MTV VMAs: Performances

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Taylor Swift: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Again

One Direction: One Thing

Rihanna: Cockiness/We Found Love feat. A$ap Rocky

Pink: Blow Me (One Last Kiss)

Frank Ocean-Thinking About You

2 Chainz: Yuck/No Worries feat. Lil Wayne

Green Day: Let Yourself Go

Alicia Keys: Girl On Fire feat. Nicki Minaj

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2012 MTV VMAs: Fashion

Written on September 7, 2012 by

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Rihanna

RIhanna

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

The Wanted

The Wanted

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Wiz Khlifa & Amber Rose

Nicki Minaj

Riff Raff

Alicia Keys

2 Chainz

2 Chainz

Gabby Douglas

Taylor Swift

Zoe Seldana

Pink & Carey Hart

Emma Watson

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2012 MTV VMAs: Winners

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Video of the Year: Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Best New Artist: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Best Female Video: Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake, featuring Lil’ Wayne, “HYFR”
Best Male Video: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Best Pop Video: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Best Rock Video: Coldplay, “Paradise”
Best Video With a Message: Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Best Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
Most Shareworthy Video: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Best Choreography: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Best Editing: Beyonce, “Countdown”
Best Visual Effects: Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Best Cinematography: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Best Art Direction: Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Best Direction: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

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So Breezy IS Gonna Be at the VMAs

Written on September 6, 2012 by

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Breezy’s rep said he wouldn’t be attending the 2012 VMAs.  But, according to the pictures of the seating arrangements, not only will he be there, but he’ll be in the front row.

Know who else will be in the front row?

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No Chrihanna Reunion at the VMAs…

Written on August 30, 2012 by

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We told you the other day about rumors that Chris and Rihanna would present at the VMAs this year.  Well that’s a no go cus he’s not even attending the VMAs.

Someone from his camp confirmed: “[Chris] will not be at VMAs in any capacity.” Source

Thanks ya sweet baby Jesus!

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Chrihanna Post…

Written on August 28, 2012 by

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Will Rih and Chris present at this years VMAs?

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Sources say that Rihanna and Chris will be presenting an award together at the MTV Video Music Awards.

A source close to Rihanna confirmed she is excited about the idea, “That’s obvious. Hell yeah, she would. [There isn't anything] she wouldn’t do for that [him]. She’d do just about anything for him. One of Brown’s pals agreed, saying, “Why wouldn’t he? It would be the first time in a long.time that he would be on stage with his boo”.

The show airs live on Thursday September 6, 2012. Source

I know they’ve been working on their relationship and repairing the damage done.  However, I personally don’t think this is a good idea, nor do I think it sends a good message.  But that’s just me.  What are your thoughts?

Is Chris’s fight with Drake preventing him from partying?

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Sources say that Chris and his entourage were denied entry into Hollywood club Greystone this weekend.  The club owners were apparently apprehensive about letting him in because of the fight that occurred between him and Drake at New York’s WiP. So Chris Brown and his posse just found somewhere else to party. Source

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2012 VMA Nominations

Written on July 31, 2012 by

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Below is the full list of the 2012 Video Music Awards Nominees.  Rihanna and Drake top the list with 5 nods a piece.  I’ve bolded my personal pics.  I’ll see you for a live blog on Thursday September 6th.

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
The Wanted, “Glad You Came”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, “Heartbeat”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Usher, “Climax”

Best Female Video
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Katy Perry, “Part of Me”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”

Best Pop Video
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”

Best Rock Video
Coldplay, “Paradise”
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”
Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”
Avicii, “Le7els”

Best Video With a Message
Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Rise Against, “Ballad of Hollis Brown”
Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”
Gym Class Heroes, “The Fighter”
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”

Best Art Direction
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
Regina Spektor, “All the Rowboats”
Of Monsters & Men, “Little Talks”

Best Choreography
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
Avicii, “Le7els”
Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, “Dance Again”

Best Cinematography
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Adele, “Someone Like You”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”

Best Direction
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Watch the Throne, “Otis”

Best Editing
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
A$AP Rocky, “Goldie”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”

Best Visual Effects
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”

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2012 MTV Movie Awards Winners

Written on June 4, 2012 by

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MTV Movie Awards Winners List:

Movie of the Year:
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.”

Best Male Performance:
Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games.”

Best Female Performance:
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games.”

Breakthrough Performance:
Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants.”

Best Comedic Performance:
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids.”

Best Cast:
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.”

Best Hero:
Harry Potter, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.”

Best Music:
LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” “21 Jump Street.”

Best Kiss:
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.”

Best Fight:
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig, “The Hunger Games.”

Best On-Screen Dirtbag:
Jennifer Aniston, “Horrible Bosses.”

Best On-Screen Transformation:
Elizabeth Banks, “The Hunger Games.”

Best Gut-Wrenching Performance:
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper, “Bridesmaids.”

MTV Trailblazer Award:
Emma Stone.

MTV Generation Award:
Johnny Depp.

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Jayonce Kibble ‘12

Written on May 4, 2012 by

Filed Under: Award Shows, Beyonce Knowles

1. The Rumors are false. Beyonce didn’t give birth yet. Source

2. Does Bey have a birthing wig? Source

3. Bey and Jay still making appearances? Source

4. Is Bey checked into the hospital for realz this time? Source

5. Beyonce & Jay Z welcome Blue Ivy Carter Source

6. What’s in a name? Source

7. Jay releases song about Blue. Source

8. Bey had a natural delivery. Source

9. Lenox Hill Hospital denies they were paid $1.3 million to close off the maternity floor to the public. Source

10. Bey and Blue go home. Source

11. Church sign calls Blue Satan. Source

12. Bey and Jay are donating their baby gifts to charity. Source

13. Blue is the youngest charting person ever. Source

14. J-Hud gives Bey mommy advice.Source

15. Lennox Hill denies creating luxury birthing suite just for Bey. Source 1 Source 2

16. NY Health Department launches investigation on Lennox Hill. Source

17. Are Bey and Jay headed to space? Source

18. Jay and Bey are movin’ to the ‘burbs. Source

19. Bey never thought she’d have kids. Source

20. L’Oreal under fire for new Bey commercial. Source

21. Jay relaunches 40/40. Source 1Source 2

22. Rocawear fires half its staff. Source

23. Health Department shuts down 40/40. Source

24. Beyonce 101 Source

25. Jay-Z’s biz associate arrested for murder Source

26. Oprah to be Baby Blue’s Godmommy? Source

27. Bey’s Twitter page causes an uproar Source

28. Oprah is NOT Blue’s godmother. Source

29. Baby Blue has SIX Nannies?!  Source

30. Simon Cowell wants Bey for ‘X-Factor.’  Source

31. Jay-Z holds charity concert & Beyonce Shoes her ‘post-baby’ body for the first time. Source, Source, Source, Source and Source

32. Jay-Z to shoot Rocawear TV ad Source

33. Jay and Beyonce to trademark Blue’s name Source

34. First pics of Blue Ivy are released Source

35. Bey is working on two projects this year. Source

36. Jay & Kanye take ‘Watch the Throne Tour’ overseas. Source

37. Bey is serious about her workout regime.  Source

38. Jay introduces the world to Rita Ora. Source

39. The Throne to raise money for the kids. . Source

40. Bey’s got a new hobby.  Source

41. Beyonce has signed on for a new movie. Source

42. Beyonce breastfed Ivy in public. Source

43. ‘4’ Has a #1 Source

44. Bey’s dad sings to Baby Blue. Source

45. Jay’s copyright infringement case dismissed. Source

46. Bey to go on tour for $150 million?  Source

47. Bey coming to AC

48. Katy throws shade at Bey.  Source

49. How’d Bey get so fit so fast? Source

50. Baby Blue will bein in Louboutins before her first birthday.  Source

51. Bey’s comeback is expensive. Source

52. Bey shows Michelle some love. Source

53. Are Bey and Jay ready for another baby?  Source

54. Kelly says no to ‘Blue Ivy questions.  Source

55. No more diets for Beyonce Source 1, Source 2

56. Beyonce named the most beautiful woman in the world. Source

57. Bey isn’t feeling Kimmie Cakes. Source

58. Bey is just like us. Source

59. Mama Kris wants to get Bey and Jay on ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians.’ Source 

60. Bey calls fake pregnancy rumors ridiculous.  Source

61. Bey won a journalism award?

More Details…

Beyonce’s Essence magazine cover article, “Eat, Play Love,” won her first place in the Arts & Entertainment category of the New York Association of Black Journalists awards.

Beyoncé wrote about taking time away from the studio to enjoy the day-to-day pleasures of life. Source

Never, ever…EVER would I think that Bey would be winning any type of intellectually inclined award. I love you Bey, but let’s be real.

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2012 Oscars Winners List

Written on February 27, 2012 by

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Below is the winners list of the 84th Academy Awards that aired last night on ABC.

BEST PICTURE
The Artist – WINNER
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Demián BichirA Better Life
George ClooneyThe Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist – WINNER
Gary OldmanTinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Kenneth BranaghMy Week with Marilyn
Jonah HillMoneyball
Nick NolteWarrior
Christopher PlummerBeginners – WINNER
Max von SydowExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Glenn CloseAlbert Nobbs
Viola DavisThe Help
Rooney MaraThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl StreepThe Iron Lady – WINNER
Michelle WilliamsMy Week with Marilyn

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Bérénice BejoThe Artist
Jessica ChastainThe Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeerAlbert Nobbs
Octavia SpencerThe Help – WINNER

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango
 – WINNER

ART DIRECTION
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
 – WINNER
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
 – WINNER
The Tree of Life
War Horse

COSTUME DESIGN
Anonymous
The Artist
 – WINNER
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

DIRECTING
The ArtistMichel Hazanavicius – WINNER
The DescendantsAlexander Payne
HugoMartin Scorsese
Midnight in ParisWoody Allen
The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Fa lls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated
 – WINNER

DOCUMENTARY SHOT SUBJECT
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face – WINNER
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

FILM EDITING
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
 – WINNER
Hugo
Moneyball

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Bullhead
Footnote
In Darkness
Monsieur Lazhar
A Separation
 – WINNER

MAKEUP
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Iron Lady
 – WINNER

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
The Adventures of Tintin
The Artist – WINNER
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Man or Muppet”, The Muppets – WINNER
“Real in Rio”, Rio

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – WINNER
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore – WINNER
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

SOUND EDITING
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
 – WINNER
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

SOUND MIXING
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo – WINNER
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo – WINNER
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
The Descendants – WINNER
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Margin Call
Midnight in Paris – WINNER
A Separation

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I didn’t watch any of the awards and it looks like I didn’t miss a damn thing.  Anyway, congrats to all the winners

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Adele Flips Off Brit Awards Producers

Written on February 22, 2012 by

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Adele is under fire for giving the middle finger to producers of the Brit Awards for cutting her off during her acceptance speech for winning best album

“I am so proud to be British and to be flying the flag,” she was saying when host James Cordon interrupted her to introduce 90s British pop band Blur.

”I flung the middle finger. That was for the suits at the Brit Awards, not my fans,” she said, according to the BBC. ”I’m sorry if I offended anyone but the suits offended me.”

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They couldn’t like, start playing music or something to let her know to wrap it up? I mean he might as well have said, ‘Hey chunks can you shut up cus it’s time for some has-been 90’s band that nobody cares about anymore, to play.”

Additionally, I don’t know why folks are surprised that Adele would do something like this.  She never said she was the epitome of class.  And we can all tell from that accent she’s not neccessarily from the right side of the tracks.  I’m just sayin’…I still love her doe.

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2012 NAACP Awards Winners List

Written on February 20, 2012 by

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Motion Pictures:

Motion Picture: “The Help”
Actor in a motion picture: Laz Alonso, “Jumping the Broom”
Actress in a motion picture: Viola Davis, “The Help”
Supporting actor in a motion picture: Mike Epps, “Jumping the Broom”
Supporting actress in a motion picture: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Independent motion picture: “Pariah”
Foreign motion picture: “In the Land of Blood and Honey”

Documentary, theatrical or television: “Sing Your Song”
Television:

Comedy series: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
Actor in a comedy series: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, “Reed Between the Lines”
Actress in a comedy series: Tracee Ellis Ross, “Reed Between the Lines”
Supporting actor in a comedy series: Nick Cannon, “Up All Night”
Supporting actress in a comedy series: Keshia Knight Pulliam, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
Drama series: “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
Actor in a drama series: LL Cool J, “NCIS: Los Angeles”
Actress in a drama series: Regina King, “SouthLAnd”
Supporting actor in a drama series: James Pickens, Jr., “Grey’s Anatomy”
Supporting actress in a drama series: Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
TV movie, mini-series or dramatic special: “Thurgood”
Actor in a TV movie, mini-series or dramatic special: Laurence Fishburne, “Thurgood”
Actress in a TV movie, mini-series or dramatic special: Taraji P. Henson, “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story”
Actor in a daytime drama series: Emerson Brooks, “All My Children”
Actress in a daytime drama series: Tatyana Ali, “The Young and the Restless”
News/information, series or special: “Unsung”
Talk series: “Oprah’s Lifeclass”
Reality series: “Dancing With the Stars”
Variety series or special: “Oprah Presents: Master Class”
Children’s program: “I Can Be President: A Kid’s-Eye View”
Performance in a children’s program, series or special: Keke Palmer, “True Jackson, VP”

Writing:

Comedy series: Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, “The Game”
Dramatic series: Lolis Eric Elie, “Treme”
Motion picture: Ann Peacock, “The First Grader”

Directing:

Comedy series: Leonard R. Garner, Jr., “Rules of Engagement”
Dramatic series: Ernest Dickerson, “Treme”
Motion picture: Salim Akil, “Jumping the Broom”

Recording:

New artist: Diggy Simmons
Male artist: Cee Lo Green
Female artist: Jill Scott
Duo, group or collaboration: Mary J. Blige feat. Drake
Jazz album: George Benson, “Guitar Man”
Gospel album, traditional or contemporary: Kirk Franklin, “Hello Fear”
World music album: Sounds of Blackness, “Sounds of Blackness”
Music video: Jennifer Hudson, “Where You At”
Song: Kirk Franklin, “I Smile”
Album: Jennifer Hudson, “I Remember Me”

Literature:

Fiction: Reshonda Tate Billingsley, “Say Amen, Again”
Nonfiction: Hill Harper, “The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place”
Debut author: Lyah Le Flore, “The Strawberry Letter”
Biography/autobiography: Harry Belafonte, “My Song”
Instructional: T.D. Jakes, “The T.D. Jakes Relationship Bible: Life Lessons on Relationships from the Inspired Word of God”
Poetry: James Golden, “Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain: The Curtis Brown Poems”
Children: Tony Dungy (author), Ron Mazellan (illustrator), “You Can Be A Friend”
Youth/teens: Jeff Burlingame, “Jesse Owens: I Always Loved Running”

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Breezy’s Grammy Appearance Pissed Off a Few People

Written on February 15, 2012 by

Filed Under: Award Shows, Chris Brown, Tell Em Why You Mad Son, Things They Say, Twitter

A lot of people are pissed that Chris Brown not only won a Grammy, but he performed twice.  They feel that someone who beat up his girlfriend shouldn’t be celebrated in any way by his peers or the public.

Well Chris tweeted (and later deleted):

“Strange how we pick and choose who to hate! Let me ask u this. Our society is full of rappers (which I listen to) who have sold drugs (poisoning).

“But yet we glorify them and imitate everything they do. Then right before the worlds eyes a man shows how he can make a Big mistake and learn from it, but still has to deal with day to day hatred! You guys love to hate!!! But guess what???” “HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That’s the ultimate F**K OFF!” The tweets from Brown’s account said at the height of the rampage.

Then he tweeted (and later deleted):

He claimes the last tweet came from one of his assistants. Source

Look, he beat up his girlfriend.  What he did was horrific and NONE of us will EVER forget it.  But he answered to the courts, is still doing his community service, went to counseling, and is trying to move on with his life.  He’s not going to just disappear.  He’s an artist and singing/dancing/acting is how he makes his money.  As long as he has fans (Team Breezy is devoted), he will continue to make music.  If it happens to be good then he’ll be rewarded for it with awards and accolades.  He didn’t get the Grammy for beating Rihanna up.  He got it for having a great album.

With that said, this boy is so GOT DAMN dumb sometimes.  I don’t think his assistant wrote the tweet.  I think he did.  Someone needs to put parental controls on his smart phone and laptop to block Twitter bcause it’s gonna be his downfall.  There are so many other ways, more mature ways he could have responded to the criticism.  But the best way would have been to say nothing at all.

The End.

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2012 Grammys: Performances

Written on February 13, 2012 by

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GRAMMY.com

Here are the performances from last night’s Grammys in order of appearance.

Don’t forget to check out my commentary on the Red Carpet and the big show HERE and HERE. (I sat in one spot on the couch for 4 hours straight for you people.  I’m gonna need you to read each post thrice. Please and thank you.)

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band-We Take Care Of Our Own


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Bruno Mars-Runaway

 
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Alici9a Keys & Bonnie Raitt-Some Kinda Love


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Chris Brown-Turn Up the Music/Beautiful People


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Jason Alddine & Kelly Clarkson-Don’t You Wanna Stay


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Foo Fighters-Walk

 
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Rihanna & Coldpla-We Found Love/Princess of China/Paradise


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Marroon 5, Foster the People & The Beach Boys-Surfer Girl/Wouldn’t It Be Nice/Good Vibrations

 
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Paul McCartney-My Valentine


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The Civil Wars & Taylor Swift-Batron Hollow/Mean


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Katy Perry-ET/Part of Me

 

Adele-Rolling In The Deep

 

Blake Shelton, The Band Perry and Glen Campbell-Southern Nights/Gentle On My Mind/Rhinestone Cowboy


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Tony Bennett & Carrie Underwood-It Had To Be You

 

Jennifer Hudson-I Will Always Love You

 

David Guetta, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Foo Fighters & Danger Mouse-Dance Music Tribute


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Nicki Minaj-The Exorcism of Roman

 
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Paul McCartney-Golden Slumbers

 

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2012 Grammys (**LIVE BLOG**): Presenters & Winners

Written on February 12, 2012 by

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Tonight is a huge night for music and for celebriologists like myself. I’ll be live blogging with a little help from my co-editor, a bottle of wine named Fado. Stay tuned for constant updates throughout tonight’s show. And now, onto the show!

The Boss, Springsteen and the E Street Band open the show with “We Take Care of Our Own.”  God bless America and raise the roof for New Jersey.

LL comes out to begin the tribute to Whitney HOuston.  He does so with a prayer.  Am I the only one who was touched to see these stars humble themselves and bow their heads in respect during the prayer, regardless of ther denomination?

A video of Whitney singing ‘I Will Always Love You’ at theGrammys plays next.   This is Whitney in her prime…annnnd I’m crying.

Bruno Mars is up performing ‘Runaway.’  I love the band.  I love the matching shiny gold jackets.  I love the dance moves.  What I love most of all is that it looks like his boufant is about to break the eff down because of the sweat.  I know y’all see the kink bubblin up on his edges.

(Commercial Break)

Bonnie Raitt and Alicia Keys are onstage to present the first award of the night.  But first they’re going to do a mini tribute to the beloved Etta james.  Alicia is on keys and Bonnie on strings to bring us “Sunday Kinda Love.” Beautiful.

Best Pop Solo Performance

Someone Like You-Adele

Yoü And I-Lady Gaga

Grenade-Bruno Mars

Firework-Katy Perry

F***in’ Perfect-Pink

As Adele raises tearfully to accept her award, Bruno Mars can be seen backstage throwing a big ole bitch fit. Classy Bruno…classy. Adele keeps her speech sweet and simple and is off the stage in a flash.

LL introduces  Chris Brown who is performing for the first time since 2008.

He’s dancing his crazy ass off on a giant pyramid with moving blocks that are also lighting up and going dark.   After reaching the top the song switches to ‘Beautiful People.’  The dancing is really crazy with everyone jumpin all over the place.  It’s fab but it’s making me nervous. Don’t mind me.  I’m a naturally anxious person.  In the end, he jumps off stage but then comes back to center stage to do a quick bow/thank you.  Good job little buddy.  We like you again, sorta. Now just don’t eff it up.

(Commercial Break)

Fergie and Marc Anthony are up to present an award.  Why is Fergie trying to sound so, er, hood?

Best Rap Performance
Look At Me Now-Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
Otis-Jay-Z & Kanye West
The Show Goes On-Lupe Fiasco
Moment 4 Life-Nicki Minaj & Drake
Black And Yellow-Wiz Khalifa

Jay and Yeezy aren’t there so yea, moving right along.

Country queen, Reba MacIntyre introduces Jason Aldine & Kelly Clarkson singing ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay?’  They sound amazing and Kelly’s skin looks like butta.  Her hair, meh, not so much.

(Commercial Break)

Jack Black Introduces the Foo Fighters performing ‘Walk’ in the tent outside the Staples Center.  No one is this band is pretty…or even clean for that matter.  But they’re so damn sexy. This is me telling the whole world that Dave Grehl could get it.

(Commercial Break)

LL introduces Rihanna & Coldplay.

Rihanna starts off by herself singing ‘We Found Love.’  It’s nice to see her sing live and dance at the same time and not sound horrible.  Is it me or does she look a little thinner than normal.  There was a day when her booty woulda filled out some shorts like that.  But whateves…good job Rih.

Fade to black and spotlight on Chris Martin who starts up ‘Princess of China.’  She’s straining through this one…Jesus be a sound technician and cut off her mic. And just like that it’s over.  Coldplay ocntinues on with ‘Paradise.’  I think I’m going to just stare at the floor during this.  Watching Chris Martin perform upsets me and makes my tummy ache.  He looks like some kind of hunched over creature playing that piano.  And those teeth! Yea, I’ll be staring at my parkay floors for the next few minutes.

(Commercial Break)

Pauly Parrette (NCIS), Mario Manningham and Victor Cruz are up to present an award.  Pauly who looks a little wasted makes Victor salsa.  Mario is reading the teleprompter…barely.

Best Rock Performance
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall-Coldplay
Down By The Water-The Decemberists
Walk-Foo Fighters
The Cave-Mumford & Sons
Lotus Flower-Radiohead

The Foo Fighters are KILLING it.  They’ve already won a bunch of awards in the pre-show.

Ryan Seacrest is introduces the Beach Boys reunion with Maroon 5 (‘Surfer Girl’) and Foster the People (‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’). 

 The Beach Boys themselves take the stage for their reunion with ‘Good Vibrations.’  I’m a little upset that Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) isn’t there.   They sound great.  But damnit if they don’t look like they’ve been dead for a few weeks.

(Commercial Break)

Stevie Wonder is on the stage to introduce Paul McCartney joined by Diana Krall and Dylan Walsh to perform ‘My Valentine.’

Common and Taraji take the stage to salute Gil Scott-Heron and present an award.

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E.-Chris Brown
Second Chance-El DeBarge
Love Letter-R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me-Ledisi
Kelly-Kelly Price

After stammering a bit and thanking God, The Grammys and his fans, baby boy gets off the stage. Fado gave his swift exit a standing ovation.

The Cival Wars take the stage to open for Taylor Swift.  I love The Civil Wars. Taylor, not so much. 

She has the stage set up like a junkyard? A juke joint? A barnyard dance? I don’t know.  But she looks like a cross between Pippi Longstocking and Little Orphan Annie and it’s making me ANGRY.

Neil Patrick Harris is up to present a big award.

Song Of The Year

All Of The Lights

The Cave

Grenade

Holocene

Rolling In The Deep

Adele is raking em in as well. Get em girl.

LL and Kate Beckinsale introduce Katy Perry.  Kery comes out looking crazy as usually. But since she’s performing ‘Extraterrestrial’ it doesn’t bother me as much. The lights/sound go out and the real Katy appears above the stage in a box. The box layers as she starts singing ‘Part of Me.’ I think she sounded good.  I can’t seem to take my eyes off of her big, jiggly, (obvz softer than a CareBear’s love patch) boobs.

Miranda Lambert and Deirks Bently are up to present.

Best Country Album

Own The Night-Lady Antebellum

Red River Blue-Blake Shelton

Speak Now-Taylor Swift

Here For a Good Time-George Straight

Chief-Eric Church

(Commercial Break)

Gwyneth Paltrow takes the stage to introduce Adele’s first performance since having throat surgery months ago.  Adele opens her mouth and that crazy voice comes belting out.  And by crazy i mean crazy good.  Mama can blow.  She looks nervous.  She should just drink up all the love flowing her way from the audience and through the TV set. 

Is she crying? Her eyes look watery.  Oh no, please God, no break downs now…I gotta save the rest of my tears for the Whitney tribute.

(Commercial Break)

Taylor Swift introduces a Glen Campbell tribute featiureing The Band Perry, Blake Shelton and Glen himself.

(Commercial Break)

Carrie Underwood and Tony Bennett duet ‘It Had to Be You.’  They’re also presenting an award.

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

I don’t know this dude.  But I love that he won.  Why? FOr one reason and one reason only…Nicki’s mean mug.  I can’t and I won’t with her.

Neil Portnow, President of the Academy of Recording Artists takes the stage to talk about keeping music in schools through the MusiCares Foundation.  He also introduces a montage of photos of all those music has lost in the past year.  THe last photo, Whitney’s, leads into Jennifer Hudson singing ‘I Will Always Love You’ in tribute to Whit.  She’s on the verge of rying and my ass is already there.

BREAKING NEWS:

Lil Wayne, who is set to perform any minute now, has been arrested backstage at the Grammys on gun charges.   I’ll keep you posted on any updated info.

(Commercial Break)

LL and ?uestlove intorduce David Guetta’s dance party in the ten featuring Dangermouse, Foo Fighters and Chris Brown.  There’s no mention of Lil Wayne. He was supposed to be IN this performance. But INstead he’s IN handcuffs IN the back of to patrol car. FAIL!

Oh wait! there he goes! but he’s gone again.  Maybe the producers convinced the cops to let him do his 16 bars before going to jail. Thanks?

But enough about the roach.  Foo Fighters are on the stage.  If i happened to be wearing a bra (I’m not…it’s home mode for Lo) I would throw it right at the TV.

Dangermouse is up.  I’m both intrigued and kinda scared of this dude.

(Commercial Break)

Drake introduces Nicki with an epic dramatization called ‘The Exorcism of Roman.’  I don’t understand what’s going on AT ALL.  I asked Fado if he knew what was going on. He yawend and rolled his eyes.  I’ll take that as a ‘I don’t care.’

Lady Antebellum is on stage to present.

Record of The Year

Rolling In The Deep-Adele

Holocene-Bon Iver

Grenade-Bruno Mars

The Cave-Mumford & Sons

Firework-Katy Perry

(Commercial Break)

LL Welcomes Diana ross on stage to present another huge award.

Album Of The Year

21-Adele

Wasting Light-Foo Fighters

Born This Way-Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans-Bruno Mars

Loud-Rihanna

People may be tight right now…mostly Adele’s ex-boyfriend who in an off handed way inspired this fabulosity, but you must admit that she’s a star.

Paul McCartney and friends take the stage to close out the show.  I’m gonna look at the floor while Sir Paul sings as well.  His facial expressions are agrivating my epilepsy.

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2012 Grammys (**LIVE BLOG**): Red Carpet & Pre-Show Winners

Written on February 12, 2012 by

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Tonight is a huge night for music and for celebriologists like myself. I’ll be live blogging with a little help from my co-editor, a bottle of wine named Fado. Stay tuned for constant updates throughout tonight’s show. And now, onto the show!

Red Carpet:

Katy Perry-I’m conflicted.  Maybe if I look at it longer I’ll decide whether or not I think it’s fab or frumpy.

Lady Gaga-Thisis boring..for her.

Fergie-At this point do we really wanna see her in her drawers?

Grammy Host, LL Cool J and his wife-Is he getting younger? Me thinks so.

Kelly Rowland-Beautiful!

Diana Ross-I love that our mothers, aunties and grandmothers feel that stockings/pantyhose must be worn at all costs.

Amber Rose-Pretty

Cyndi Lauper-Love this chick and her look.  It works only for her though.

Sasha-We have no clue who this chick is. *Shrugz

Adele-She went blonde.  I’m personally a fan of the ginge Adele, but we like change too.

Kelly Osbourne-I still HATE the pale lavendar/gray hair.  (FADO think’s it’s cool.)  But I think overall she looks pretty gorge.

Jesse J-It’s a LOT of sparkle.  I like shiny things.

Robyn-How dreadful!

Nicki Minaj-God damn you Nicki!

Taylor Swift-This is almost too hot for her to be wearing.

Rihanna-You betta WERK! I’m snapping in all directions and Fado just did a wacking move and almost shattered on the floor.

Alicia Keys-Cute but a little boring. Sidebar, I think she’s wearing the same shoes as Rihanna.

Pre-Show Winners

Best Duo/Group Performance

Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse-Body & Soul

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Boney T. Jones-The Road From Memphis

Best Pop Vocal Album

Adele-21

Best Dance Recording

Skrillex-Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Best Traditional Pop Album

Tony Bennett & Various Artists-Duets II

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

Foo Fighters-White Limo

Best Rock Song

Foo Fighters-Walk

Best Rock Album

Foo Fighters-Wasting Light

Best Alternative Music Album

Bon Iver-Bon Iver

Best R&B Performance

Corrine Bailey Rae-Is This Love?

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona-Fool For You

Best R&B Song

Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona-Fool For You

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Kanye West, Rihanna, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Elton John, Alicia Keys-All of the Lights

Best Rap Song

Kanye West-All of the Lights

Best Rap Album

Kanye West-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Best Country Solo Performance

Taylor Swift-Mean

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

The Cival Wars-Barton Hollow

Best Country Song

Taylor Swift-Mean

Best New Age Album

Pat Methany-What’s It All About?

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Chick Corea-500 Miles High

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Terri Lynn Carrington & Various Artists-The Mosaic Project

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

 Corea, Clarke & White-Forever

Best Large Jazz Ensamble Album

Christian McBride Big Band-The Good Feeling

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Le’Andria Johnson-Jesus

Best Gospel Song

Kirk Franklin-Hello Fear

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Laura Story-Blessings

Best Gospel Album

Kirk Franklin-Hello Fear

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Chris Tomlin-And If God Is For Us

Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album

Mana-Drama Y Luz

Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album

Pepe Aguilar-Bicentenario

Best Bana or Norteno Album

Los Tigres Del Norte-Los Tigre Del Norte and Friends

Best Tropical Latin Album

Cachao-The Last Mambo

Best Americana Album

Levan Helm-Ramble at the Ryman

Best Bluegrass Album

Allison Krauss & Union Station-Paper Airplanes

Best Blues Album

Tedeschi Trucks Band-Revelator

Best Folk Album

The Civil Wars-Barton Hollow

Best Regional Roots Album

Rebirth Brass Band-Rebirth of New Orleans

Best Reggae Album

Stephen Marley-Revelation Part I: The Root of Life

Best World Music Album

Tina Riwen-Tassill

Best Children’s Album

Varios Artists-All About Bullies…Big and Small

Best Spoken Word Album

Betty White-If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)

Best Comedy Album

Louis C.K.-Hilarious

Best Musical Theater Album

The Book of Mormon

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Will Rih and Breezy Perform Together at the Grammys?

Written on February 12, 2012 by

Filed Under: Award Shows, Chris Brown, Reconciliation, Rihanna

We’ve been hearing rumors of reconciliation between Rihanna and Chris Brown almost since they split.  But recently the pair have been spotted partying at the same clubs and were even rumored to be hold up in Rihanna’s dressing room for 5 hours during Grammy rehearsals.

Well now spies say that the two will perform a remix of Rihanna’s ‘Cake’ during the Grammys. Source

One has to wonder, if this actually goes down, how it will affect both of their careers.  Will their peers and fans support it or shun them both?

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Breezy to Perform at the Grammys

Written on February 7, 2012 by

Filed Under: Award Shows, Chris Brown, Rihanna

It’s just been announced that Chris Brown will be performing at the Grammys this year.  Three years ago Chris beat the bricks off his then girlfriend, Rihanna, at a pre-Grammy party and almost lost his career.  But he’s been trying to get his personal life, his mind, and his career back in gear for the past three years and is apparently ready to culminate his comeback with a performance at music’s big night.

Rihanna will also perform at the show and both are up for multiple awards.  They were supposed to perform back in 2009 before the ‘incident.’

The Grammys air this Sunday, February 12th at 8p EST.  Source

Oh this should be interesting. Carlo Rossi, my co-editor, will covering the event with me live from my couch. Hope to see you there!

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2012 SAG Award Winners

Written on January 30, 2012 by

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The SAG Awards were this weekend.  Here’s the full list of winners:

Outstanding male actor in a supporting role
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

Outstanding female actor in a supporting role
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

Outstanding male actor in a comedy series
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Outstanding female actor in a comedy series
Betty White, “Hot in Cleveland”

Outstanding comedy series
“Modern Family”

Outstanding female actor in a TV movie or miniseries
Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”

Outstanding male actor in a TV movie or miniseries
Paul Giamatti, “Too Big To Fail”

Outstanding female actor in a drama series
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”

Outstanding male actor in a drama series
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”

Outstanding drama series
“Boardwalk Empire”

Outstanding male actor in a leading role
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

Outstanding female actor in a leading role
Viola Davis, “The Help”

Outstanding cast in a motion picture
“The Help”

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Things are looking good for ‘The Help’ for the Oscars.

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MJB Upset Over Oscar Snub

Written on January 26, 2012 by

Filed Under: Award Shows, Singers

Mary J. Blige is feeling some kinda way about not being nominated for a Best Song Oscar.  Normally the Original Song category gets four or five nominations but this year only two songs, “Real in Rio” from “Rio” and “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets,” made the list.

Mary, who performed “The Living Proof” for the film “The Help” said about being snubbed,  “It hit hard. It was kinda rough. I must say.

“I’m confused. I don’t know what to say except for I just gotta keep doing what I do and look at this as a battery in my back to keep striving and be thankful for the lesson, count it as a blessing.

“I think the lesson is to just keep going. Don’t let things make you spiral down,” she said. “The positive side is that there’s obviously something better” for me. Source

I like the road she took.  She was honest about her feelings but gracious at the same time.  Thanks MJB.

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2012 Oscar Nominations

Written on January 24, 2012 by

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The 84th Annual Academy Awards nominations were announced today with “The Artist” and “The Descendants” leading the pack of nominees.

The Oscars will hosted by Billy Crystal will air live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California on ABC at 7 pm ET on February 26, 2012.
2012 Academy Awards Nominations: Full List Of Oscar Nominees Below
Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”
Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis in “The Help”
Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”
Actress in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain in “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer in “The Help”
Animated Feature Film
“A Cat in Paris” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
“Chico & Rita” Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
“Kung Fu Panda 2″ Jennifer Yuh Nelson
“Puss in Boots” Chris Miller
“Rango” Gore Verbinski
Art Direction
“The Artist”
Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
“Hugo”
Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
“Midnight in Paris”
Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
“War Horse”
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales
Cinematography
“The Artist” Guillaume Schiffman
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Jeff Cronenweth
“Hugo” Robert Richardson
“The Tree of Life” Emmanuel Lubezki
“War Horse” Janusz Kaminski
Costume Design
“Anonymous” Lisy Christl
“The Artist” Mark Bridges
“Hugo” Sandy Powell
“Jane Eyre” Michael O’Connor
“W.E.” Arianne Phillips
Directing
“The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” Alexander Payne
“Hugo” Martin Scorsese
“Midnight in Paris” Woody Allen
“The Tree of Life” Terrence Malick
Documentary (Feature)
“Hell and Back Again”
Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
“Pina”
Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
“Undefeated”
TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas
Documentary (Short Subject)
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”
Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
“God Is the Bigger Elvis”
Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
“Incident in New Baghdad”
James Spione
“Saving Face”
Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”
Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen
Film Editing
“The Artist” Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” Kevin Tent
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
“Hugo” Thelma Schoonmaker
“Moneyball” Christopher Tellefsen
Foreign Language Film
“Bullhead” Belgium
“Footnote” Israel
“In Darkness” Poland
“Monsieur Lazhar” Canada
“A Separation” Iran
Makeup
“Albert Nobbs”
Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
“The Iron Lady”
Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
Music (Original Score)
“The Adventures of Tintin” John Williams
“The Artist” Ludovic Bource
“Hugo” Howard Shore
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Alberto Iglesias
“War Horse” John Williams
Music (Original Song)
“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from “Rio” Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett
Best Picture
“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
“Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
Short Film (Animated)
“Dimanche/Sunday” Patrick Doyon
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
“La Luna” Enrico Casarosa
“A Morning Stroll” Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
“Wild Life” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
Short Film (Live Action)
“Pentecost” Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane
“Raju” Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
“The Shore” Terry George and Oorlagh George
“Time Freak” Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
“Tuba Atlantic” Hallvar Witzø
Sound Editing
“Drive” Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Ren Klyce
“Hugo” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
“War Horse” Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom
Sound Mixing
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson
“Hugo”
Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
“Moneyball”
Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
“War Horse”
Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson
Visual Effects
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
“Hugo”
Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
“Real Steel”
Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“The Descendants” Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
“Hugo” Screenplay by John Logan
“The Ides of March” Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
“Moneyball” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Story by Stan Chervin
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan
Writing (Original Screenplay)
“The Artist” Written by Michel Hazanavicius
“Bridesmaids” Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
“Margin Call” Written by J.C. Chandor
“Midnight in Paris” Written by Woody Allen
“A Separation” Written by Asghar Farhadi
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The only nominated films that I’ve seen are ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Drive’…so I only have to watch like ten minutes of this bish and then I can take my ass to bed. Er, I mean, congrats to the nominees!

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LL Cool J to Host Grammys

Written on January 19, 2012 by

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LL Cool Jay has been announced as the host of the 54th Grammy Awards.  This is the first time in xeven years that the awards have had a host.  The last host was Queen Latifah in 2005.

LL said in a statement: “I’m thrilled to be part of Music’s Biggest Night. I will always have fond memories of my first Grammys Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true.”

The 2012 Grammy Awards will air on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Source

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2012 Golden Globe Winners’ List

Written on January 16, 2012 by

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Last night the 69th annual Golden Globes aired.  Below is the winners’ list:

Best motion picture, drama

“The Descendants”

Best actress in a motion picture, drama

Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”

Best actor in a motion picture dram

George Clooney, “The Descendants”

Best motion picture, musical or comedy

“The Artist”

Best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”

Best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

Best supporting actress in a motion picture

Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

Best supporting actor in a motion picture

Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

Best animated feature film

“The Adventures of Tintin”

Best director – motion picture

Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”

Best foreign language film

“A Separation” (Iran)

Best TV series, drama

“Homeland”

Best actor in a TV series, drama

Kelsey Grammer, “Boss”

Best actress in a TV series, drama

Claire Danes, “Homeland”

Best TV series, comedy

“Modern Family”

Best actress in a TV series, comedy

Laura Dern, “Enlightened”

Best actor in a TV series, comedy

Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”

Best supporting actress in a series, mini-series, or TV movie

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”

Best supporting actor in a series, mini-series or TV movie

Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

Best TV movie or mini-series

“Downton Abbey”

Best actor in a mini-series or TV movie

Idris Elba, “Luther”

Best actress in a mini-series or TV movie

Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”

Best original score – motion picture

Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”

Best original song – motion picture

“Masterpiece,” from “W.E.”

Best screenplay – motion picture

Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”

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I didn’t watch the awards show, mostly because I don’t watch damn near anything that was nominated.  The only wins that made me smile are Idris in Luther and Kelsey in Boss.  Everything else I could give a damn about.

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2012 Golden Globe Nominations

Written on December 15, 2011 by

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The 2012 Golden Glob nominations were just announced.  My picks are in red. Peep the list below:

BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
“War Horse”
“The Ides of March”
“The Help”
“Moneyball”
“Hugo”
“The Descendants”

BEST PICTURE, COMEDY
“The Artist”
“50/50″
“Bridesmaids”
“My Week With Marilyn”
“Midnight in Paris”

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
Brad Pitt in ”Moneyball”
Leonardo DiCaprio in ”J.Edgar”
Ryan Gosling in ”The Ides of March”
Michael Fassbender in ”Shame”

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Viola Davis in ”The Help”
Meryl Streep in ”The Iron Lady”
Tilda Swinton in ”We Need to Talk About Kevin”
Rooney Mara in ”The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Glenn Close in ”Albert Nobbs”

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY
Jean Dujardin in ”The Artist”
Brendan Gleeson in ”The Guard”
Owen Wilson in ”Midnight in Paris”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in ”50/50”
Ryan Gosling in ”Crazy, Stupid, Love”

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Michelle Williams, ”My Week With Marilyn”
Jodie Foster, ”Carnage”
Kristen Wiig, ”Bridesmaids”
Charlize Theron, ”Young Adult”
Kate Winslet, ”Carnage”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Albert Brooks, ”Drive”
Christopher Plummer, ”Beginners”
Kenneth Branagh, ”My Week With Marilyn”
Jonah Hill, ”Moneyball”
Viggo Mortensen, ”A Dangerous Method”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo, ”The Artist”
Octavia Spencer, ”The Help”
Jessica Chastain, ”The Help”
Janet McTeer, ”Albert Nobbs”
Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”

BEST DIRECTOR
Martin Scorsese, ”Hugo”
George Clooney, ”The Ides of March”
Michel Hazanavicius, ”The Artist”
Alexander Payne, ”The Descendants”
Woody Allen, ”Midnight in Paris”

BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA
“American Horror Story”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Boss”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“New Girl”
“Enlightened”
“Episodes”
“Glee”
“Modern Family”

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Kelsey Grammer, “Boss”
Jeremy Irons, “The Borgias”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Mireille Enos, “The Killing”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Madeleine Stowe, “Revenge”
Callie Thorne, “Necessary Roughness”

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory”
Thomas Jane, “Hung”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Laura Linney, “The Big C”

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Grammy Snubbs Felt Around the Industry

Written on December 3, 2011 by

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The 2012 Grammy nominations came out the other day and a few people were snubbed. Some of the folks snubbed were pretty pissed.

Miguel and Jill Scott took to Twitter to air their grievances.

Miguel wrote:

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Jill wrote:

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Beyonce was also snubbed.  Although she did get nominated for two awards, many expected her to be at the top of the list of nominees.  Unlike Jill and Miguel, however, she has yet to speak out on it. Source

Although I’m sure all three should have been recognized, or in Bey’s case, recognized more, throwing a tantrum isn’t really the way to get the respect of the award committee.  I’m just sayin’.

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2012 Grammy Nominations

Written on December 1, 2011 by

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GRAMMY.com

Record Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep-Adele

Holocene-Bon Iver

Grenade-Bruno Mars

The Cave-Mumford & Sons

Firework-Katy Perry

Album Of The Year
21-Adele
Wasting Light-Foo Fighters

Born This Way-Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans-Bruno Mars

Loud-Rihanna

Song Of The Year

All Of The Lights

The Cave
Grenade
Holocene
Rolling In The Deep
Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Best Pop Solo Performance
Someone Like You-Adele

Yoü And I-Lady Gaga

Grenade-Bruno Mars

Firework-Katy Perry
F***in’ Perfect-Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Body And Soul-Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Dearest-The Black Keys

Paradise-Coldplay
Pumped Up Kicks-Foster The People
Moves Like Jagger-Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
Best Pop Vocal Album
21-Adele

The Lady Killer-Cee Lo Green
Born This Way-Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans-Bruno Mars
Loud-Rihanna
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II-Tony Bennett & Various Artists
The Gift-Susan Boyle
In Concert On Broadway-Harry Connick Jr.
Music Is Better Than Words-Seth MacFarlane
What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman-Barbra Streisand
Best Rock Performance
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall-Coldplay
Down By The Water-The Decemberists
Walk-Foo Fighters
The Cave-Mumford & Sons
Lotus Flower-Radiohead
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
On The Backs Of Angels-Dream Theater
White Limo-Foo Fighters
Curl Of The Burl-Mastodon
Public Enemy No. 1-Megadeth
Blood In My Eyes-Sum 41
Best Rock Song
The Cave-Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
Down By The Water-Colin Meloy, songwriter (The Decemberists)
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall-Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
Lotus Flower-Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Phil Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)
Walk-Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
Best Rock Album
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul-Jeff Beck
Wasting Light-Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown-Kings Of Leon
I’m With You-Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love-Wilco
Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver-Bon Iver
Codes And Keys-Death Cab For Cutie
Torches-Foster The People
Circuital-My Morning Jacket
The King Of Limbs-Radiohead
 Best R&B Performance
Far Away-Marsha Ambrosius
Pieces Of Me-Ledisi
Not My Daddy-Kelly Price & Stokley
Is This Love-Corinne Bailey Rae
You Are-Charlie Wilson
Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E.-Chris Brown
Second Chance-El DeBarge
Love Letter-R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me-Ledisi
Kelly-Kelly Price
Best Rap Performance
Look At Me Now-Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
Otis-Jay-Z & Kanye West
The Show Goes On-Lupe Fiasco
Moment 4 Life-Nicki Minaj & Drake
Black And Yellow-Wiz Khalifa
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Party
Beyoncé & André 3000
I’m On One
DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
I Need A Doctor
Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
What’s My Name?
Rihanna & Drake
Motivation
Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
All Of The Lights
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
Best Rap Song
All Of The Lights-Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Black And Yellow-Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)
I Need A Doctor-Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey, songwriters (Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey)
Look At Me Now-Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. & Wesley Pentz, songwriters (Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Otis-Shawn Carter & Kanye West, songwriters (James Brown, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Roy Hammond, J. Roach, Kirk Robinson & Harry Woods, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
The Show Goes On-Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Kane & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriters (Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci & Eric Judy, songwriters) (Lupe Fiasco)
Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne-Jay-Z & Kanye West
Tha Carter IV-Lil Wayne
Lasers-Lupe Fiasco
Pink Friday-Nicki Minaj
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy-Kanye West
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2011 AMA Winners List

Written on November 21, 2011 by

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The 2011 AMAs were last night and two big winners were Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift…shocker.

See the complete list of winners below:

POP or ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist – Bruno Mars
Favorite Female Artist – Adele
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Maroon 5
Favorite Album – Adele – 21

COUNTRY MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist – Blake Shelton
Favorite Female Artist – Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Lady Antebellum
Favorite Album – Taylor Swift – Speak Now

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC
Favorite Artist – Nicki Minaj
Favorite Album – Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist – Usher
Favorite Female Artist – Beyoncé
Favorite Album – Rihanna – LOUD

ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Artist – Foo Fighters

ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Favorite Artist – Adele

LATIN MUSIC
Favorite Artist – Jennifer Lopez

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Favorite Artist – Casting Crowns

SPRINT NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Hot Chelle Rae

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

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Meh, I don’t really care about this awards show and thre was so much on last night that I couldn’t be bothered. Sowwy.

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Brett Ratner Resigns from Oscars; UPDATE: Eddie Murphy Resigns from Oscars

Written on November 9, 2011 by

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Director Brett Ratner, was set to produce the 2012 Academy Awards, but he’s stepped down after using a homophobic slur during a media event for “Tower Heist.”

When asked a fan question, he said,  “Rehearsal is for f*gs.”

He quickly issued an apology and resigned. He wrote “Over the last few days, I’ve gotten a well-deserved earful from many of the people I admire most in this industry expressing their outrage and disappointment over the hurtful and stupid things I said in a number of recent media appearances. To them, and to everyone I’ve hurt and offended, I’d like to apologize publicly and unreservedly.

“Everyone who knows me knows that I don’t have a prejudiced bone in my body. But as a storyteller I should have been much more thoughtful about the power of language and my choice of words. So many artists and craftspeople in our business are members of the LGBT community, and it pains me deeply that I may have hurt them. I should have known this all along, but at least I know it now: words do matter.

“Being asked to help put on the Oscar show was the proudest moment of my career. But as painful as this may be for me, it would be worse if my association with the show were to be a distraction from the Academy and the high ideals it represents.

“I deeply regret my actions and I am determined to learn from this experience.”

Tom Sherak, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, issued the following statement:

“[Brett] did the right thing for the Academy and for himself. Words have meaning, and they have consequences. Brett is a good person, but his comments were unacceptable. We all hope this will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the harm that is caused by reckless and insensitive remarks, regardless of the intent.” Source

So basically he would have been fired if he didn’t quit. 

UPDATE: Eddie Murphy Quit Too…

Just a day after Brett resigned from his production dutes for this years Oscars, Eddie Murphy has chosen not to host.

He said in a statement:

“First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.” Source

Oh COME ON! This is just stupid.

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2011 Soul Train Award Noms

Written on October 23, 2011 by

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The Soul Train Awards nominations were just released and Breezy tops the list of noms with five nods.  He’s being recognized in the Best Male R&B/Soul Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Dance Performance categories.

Beyonce and Kanye West are right behind him, with four nominations apiece; followed by Rihanna, Kelly Rowland and British singer Adele, each of whom earned three.

Earth, Wind & Fire and Gladys Knight will receive Legend Awards during the ceremony. The event will air on November 27th on BET and Centric, and be hosted by comedian Cedric The Entertainer.

Here are all the nominations.  My picks are in red.

Best New Artist
- Bruno Mars
- Marsha Ambrosius
- Miguel
- Frank Ocean

Best Male R&B/Soul Artist
- Trey Songz
- Chris Brown
- R. Kelly
- Miguel
- Cee-Lo Green
- Eric Benet

Centric Award
- Ledisi
- Raphael Saddiq
- Bilal
- Anthony David
- Aloe Blacc

Best Caribbean Performance
- “Man Down” -Rihanna
- “Summer Time” -Vybz Kartel
- “Wotless” -Kes The Band
- “Bend Over” – Machel Montano
- “Delilah” – Movado

Best Gospel Performance
- “I Smile” – Kirk Franklin
- “Walking” – Mary Mary
- “Heaven Hear My Heart” – Trin-I-Tee 5:7
- “I Believe” – James Fortune ft. Shawn McLemore
- “More” – Cece Winans

Album of the Year
- 21 – Adele
- F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown
- 4 – Beyonce
- Passion, Pain & Pleasure – Trey Songz
- Light of the Sun – Jill Scott
- Watch The Throne – Jay-Z and Kanye West

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
- “Moment for Life” – Nicki Minaj
- “All of the Lights”- Kanye West ft. Rihanna
- “Look at Me Now” – Chris Brown ft. Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne
- “Out of My Head” – Lupe Fiasco
- “Otis” – Jay-Z & Kanye West

Best Female R&B/Soul Artist
- Kelly Rowland
- Beyonce
- Marsha Ambrosius
- Jennifer Hudson
- Jill Scott
- Mary J. Blige

Song of the Year
- “Motivation” – Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne
- “Sure Thing”- Miguel
- “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
- “She Ain’t You” – Chris Brown
- “All of the Lights” – Kanye West
- “So In Love” – Jill Scott ft. Anthony Hamilton

Record of the Year (The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award)
- “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele (Writers: Adele, Paul Epworth)
- “Far Away” – Marsha Ambrosius (Writers: Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms)
- “Best Thing I Never Had” – Beyonce (Writers: Antonio Dixon; Kenneth Edmonds; Larry Griffin, Jr.; Beyoncé Knowles; Caleb McCampbell; Patrick Smith; Shea Taylor)
- “Good Man” – Raphael Saddiq (Writers: Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson)
- “Hold My Hand” (Duet with Akon) – Michael Jackson (Writers: Aliaune Thiam (Akon), Giorgio Tuinfort, Claude Kelly)

Best Dance Performance
- “Motivation” – Kelly Rowland
- “Only Girl in the World”/”What’s My Name” – Rihanna
- “Run The World” – Beyonce
- “She Ain’t You” – Chris Brown
- “Walking” – Mary Mary
- “Pretty Girl Rock” – Keri Hilson

2011 Soul Train Award Legend Award Recipients
- Gladys Knight
- Earth, Wind & Fire

Traditional Jazz*
- “In Concert On Broadway” – Harry Connick Jr.
- “James Farm”- Eric Harland
- “Light My Fire”- Eliane Elias
- “Silver Pony”- Cassandra Wilson
- “What’s It All About” – Pat Metheny

Contemporary Jazz*
- “Contact” – Boney James
- “Hello Tomorrow” – Dave Koz
- “Rock-et Sci-ence” – Bela Fleck
- “Let’s Touch The Sky” – Fourplay
- “Time Together” – Michael Franks

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 I don’t know why I’m acting like I care or that I’m going to watch…cus I don’t and I won’t.

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2011 AMA Nominations

Written on October 12, 2011 by

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Nicki Minaj was on hand to help announce the 2011 American Music Awards nominations and the usual crowd is on the list. My picks in red.

2011 AMA Nominations:

Best Pop/Rock Female:

Adele

Katy Perry

Lady GaGa

 Pop Rock Album:

Adele- 21

Rihanna – Loud

Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Rap Hip Hop:

Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj

Kanye West

 Rap Hip Hop Album:

Lil Wayne- ‘Carter 4′

The Throne-’Watch The Throne’

Nicki Minaj- ‘Pink Friday’

 Sou/R&B Male:

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

Usher

Soul/R&B Female:

Rihanna

Beyonce

Kelly Rowland

 Soul/R&B Album:

Chris Brown ‘FAME’

Rihanna -’Loud’

Beyonce ‘-4′

 Artist of The Year:

Adele

Lady Gaga

Katy Perry

Lil Wayne

Taylor Swift

Does anyone even watch the AMAs anymore?

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2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Full Winners List

Written on September 20, 2011 by

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I don’t generally watch the Emmys, especially if football is on.  So if you’re like me in that you only marginally care about the awards, you can browse the list of winners below.

Outstanding Comedy Series
WINNER: “Modern Family
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Glee”
“The Office”
“Parks And Recreation”
“30 Rock”

Outstanding Drama Series
WINNER: ”Mad Men”
“Dexter”
“Friday Night Lights”
“Game Of Thrones”
“The Good Wife

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
WINNER: “The Big Bang Theory” – Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
“The Big Bang Theory” – Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter
“Episodes” – Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc
“Louie” -Louis C.K. as Louie
“The Office” – Steve Carell as Michael Scott
“30 Rock” – Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire” – Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson
“Dexter” – Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
WINNER: “Friday Night Lights” – Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor
“House” – Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House
“Justified” – Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens
“Mad Men” – Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
WINNER: “The Kennedys” – Barry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy
“Carlos” – Edgar Ramirez as Carlos
“The Kennedys” – Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy
“Luther – Idris Elba as John Luther
“Thurgood” – Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall
“Too Big To Fail” – William Hurt as Henry ‘Hank’ Paulson

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
WINNER: “Mike & Molly” – Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn
“The Big C” – Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison
“Nurse Jackie” – Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton
“Parks And Recreation” – Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope
“Raising Hope” – Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance
“30 Rock” – Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
WINNER: “The Good Wife” – Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick
“Friday Night Lights” – Connie Britton as Tami Taylor
“Harry’s Law” – Kathy Bates as Harriet “Harry” Korn
“The Killing” – Mireille Enos as Sarah Linden
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” – Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson
“Mad Men” – Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
WINNER: “Mildred Pierce” – Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce
Cinema Verite” – Diane Lane as Patricia Loud
“Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)” – Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham
“Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story” – Taraji P. Henson as Tiffany Rubin
“Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece)” – Jean Marsh as Rose Buck

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
WINNER: “Modern Family” – Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy
“Glee” – Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel
“Modern Family” – Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell
“Modern Family” – Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett
“Modern Family” – Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker
“Two And A Half Men” – Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
WINNER: “Game Of Thrones” – Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
“The Good Wife” – Josh Charles as Will Gardner
“The Good Wife” – Alan Cumming as Eli Gold
“Justified” – Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder
“Mad Men” – John Slattery as Roger Sterling
“Men Of A Certain Age” – Andre Braugher as Owen

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
“The Kennedys” – Tom Wilkinson as Joe Kennedy
WINNER: “Mildred Pierce” – Guy Pearce as Monty Beragon
“Mildred Pierce” – Brian F. O’Byrne as Bert Pierce
“Too Big To Fail” – Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke
“Too Big To Fail” – James Woods as Richard Fuld

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
WINNER: “Modern Family” – Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy
“Glee” – Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester
“Hot In Cleveland” – Betty White as Elka Ostrosky
“Modern Family” – Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
“Saturday Night Live” – Kristen Wiig as Various Characters
“30 Rock” – Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
WINNER: “Justified” – Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett
“Boardwalk Empire” – Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder
“The Good Wife” – Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma
“The Good Wife” – Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart
“The Killing” – Michelle Forbes as Mitch Larsen
“Mad Men” – Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
WINNER: “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)” – Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
“Mildred Pierce” – Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce
“Mildred Pierce” – Melissa Leo as Lucy Gessler
“Mildred Pierce” – Mare Winningham as Ida
“Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece)” – Eileen Atkins as Lady Maud Holland

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
WINNER: “Saturday Night Live” – Justin Timberlake, Host
“The Big C” – Idris Elba as Lenny
“Modern Family” – Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman
“Saturday Night Live” – Zach Galifianakis, Host
“30 Rock” – Matt Damon as Carol
“30 Rock” – Will Arnett as Devin Banks

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
WINNER: “Harry’s Law” – Paul McCrane as Josh Peyton
“Big Love” – Bruce Dern as Frank Harlow
“Brothers & Sisters” – Beau Bridges as Nick Brody
“The Good Wife” – Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning
“Justified” – Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett
“Mad Men” – Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
WINNER: “Glee” – Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holliday
“Glee” – Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes
“Glee” – Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Beiste
“Raising Hope” – Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw
“Saturday Night Live” – Tina Fey, Host
“30 Rock” – Elizabeth Banks as Avery

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
WINNER: “Grey’s Anatomy” – Loretta Devine as Adele Webber
“The Closer” – Mary McDonnell as Capt. Sharon Raydor
“Dexter” – Julia Stiles as Lumen Pierce
“Mad Men” – Randee Heller as Miss Blankenship
“Mad Men” – Cara Buono as Faye Miller
“Shameless” – Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson
“True Blood” – Alfre Woodard as Ruby Jean Reynolds

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
WINNER: “Survivor” – Jeff Probst as Host
“The Amazing Race” – Phil Keoghan as Host
“American Idol” – Ryan Seacrest as Host
“Dancing With The Stars” – Tom Bergeron as Host
“So You Think You Can Dance” – Cat Deeley, Host

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
WINNER: “Downton Abbey”
“Cinema Verite”
“The Kennedys”
“Mildred Pierce”
“The Pillars Of The Earth”
“Too Big To Fail”

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
WINNER: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“The Colbert Report”
“Conan”
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”
“Real Time With Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
WINNER: “The Kennedy Center Honors”
“Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On”
“Carrie Fisher In Wishful Drinking”
“Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden”
“The Pee-Wee Herman Show On Broadway”

Outstanding Special Class Programs
WINNER: 64th Annual Tony Awards
83rd Annual Academy Awards
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards

Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
WINNER: “The Daily Show Correspondents Explain”
“30 Rock: The Webisodes”

Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Nonfiction Programs
WINNER: “Jay Leno’s Garage”
“Writer’s Draft”

Outstanding Children’s Program
WINNER: “A Child’s Garden Of Poetry”
“Degrassi”
“iCarly”
“Victorious”
“Wizards Of Waverly Place”

Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program
WINNER: “Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Under The Influence: Kids Of Alcoholics”
“Masterclass”

Outstanding Nonfiction Special
WINNER: “Gettysburg”
“Becoming Chaz”
“His Way”
“Jaws: The Inside Story”
“Stand Up To Cancer”

Outstanding Nonfiction Series
WINNER: “American Masters”
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
“Biography”
“Moguls & Movie Stars”
“Pioneers Of Television”
“30 For 30″

Outstanding Reality Program
WINNER: “Deadliest Catch”
“Antiques Roadshow”
“Hoarders”
“Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List”
“MythBusters”
“Undercover Boss”

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
WINNER: “The Amazing Race”
“American Idol”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”

Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking
WINNER: “Freedom Riders”
“Gasland”
“The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon Papers (POV)”

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
WINNER: “Boardwalk Empire”
“CSI: NY”
“Game Of Thrones”
“Nikita”
“True Blood”
“The Walking Dead”

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
WINNER: “The Pillars Of The Earth”
“Any Human Heart (Masterpiece)”
“Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)”
“Mildred Pierce”

Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)
WINNER: “Gettysburg”
“The Amazing Race”
“American Idol”
“American Masters”
“Baseball: The Tenth Inning”
“Whale Wars”

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
WINNER: “House”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Burn Notice”
“Dexter”
“Glee”
“Mad Men”

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
WINNER: “The Kennedys”
“Cinema Verite”
“Mildred Pierce”
“Too Big To Fail”

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation
WINNER: “Family Guy”
“Californication”
“Modern Family”
“The Office”
“Parks And Recreation”

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Or Music Series Or Special
83rd Annual Academy Awards
“American Idol” finale
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards

Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming
WINNER: “Deadliest Catch”
“The Amazing Race”
“American Idol”
“American Masters”
“Gettysburg”

Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series
WINNER: “Boardwalk Empire”
“The Borgias”
“Game Of Thrones”
“Stargate Universe”
“The Walking Dead”

Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
WINNER: “Gettysburg”
“Mildred Pierce”
“The Pillars Of The Earth”
“Sherlock: A Study In Pink (Masterpiece)”

Outstanding Stunt Coordination
WINNER: “Southland”
“Game Of Thrones”
“Hawaii Five-O”
“Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena”

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
WINNER: “American Idol”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Saturday Night Live”
“30 Rock”

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
WINNER: “Don Pasquale (Great Performances At The Met)”
83rd Annual Academy Awards
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards
“The Kennedy Center Honors”
“Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden”

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
WINNER: “Modern Family” – Michael Alan Spiller
“How I Met Your Mother, Pamela Fryman
“Modern Family” – Gail Mancuso
“Modern Family” – Steve Levitan
“30 Rock” – Beth McCarthy-Miller

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
WINNER: “Boardwalk Empire” – Martin Scorsese
“Boardwalk Empire” – Jeremy Podeswa
“The Borgias” – Neil Jordan
“Game of Thrones” -Tim Van Patten
“The Killing” – Patty Jenkins

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
WINNER: “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)” – Brian Percival
“Carlos” – Olivier Assayas
“Cinema Verite” – Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
“Mildred Pierce” – Todd Haynes
“Too Big To Fail” – Curtis Hanson

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
WINNER: “Saturday Night Live” – Don Roy King (Winner)
“American Idol” – Gregg Gelfand
“The Colbert Report” – James Hoskinson
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” – Chuck O’Neil
“Late Show With David Letterman, Jerry Foley

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming

WINNER “The Amazing Race” – Bertram van Munster
“American Masters” – Martin Scorsese, Kent Jones
“Becoming Chaz” – Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
“Gasland” – Josh Fox
“Top Chef” – Paul Starkman

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
WINNER: “Modern Family”
“Episodes”
“Louie”
“The Office”
“30 Rock”

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
WINNER: “Friday Night Lights”
“Game Of Thrones”
“The Killing”
“Mad Men” (2 nods)

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
WINNER: “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)”
“Mildred Pierce”
“Sherlock: A Study In Pink (Masterpiece)”
“Too Big To Fail”
“Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece)”

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
WINNER: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“The Colbert Report”
“Conan”
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”
“Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
WINNER: 64th Annual Tony Awards
“Colin Quinn: Long Story Short”
“Louis C.K.: Hilarious”
“Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit For Autism Education”
“The Real Women Of SNL”

Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming
WINNER: “Freedom Riders”
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”
“Gasland”
“Gettysburg”
“Moguls & Movie Stars”

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Weezy Leads BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations

Written on September 9, 2011 by

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Lil’ Wayne leads in the BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations with 18 nods.  He sold over a million copies of his latest album, Tha Carter IV, in it’s first week.  And now he can add this to his list of accomplishments.

Kanye and Wiz fall into the #2 spot with 9 nominations each.  Rick Ross has 8 and Chris Brown has 6.

Nicki Minaj is the only female that’s nominated this year.

The awards will air on October 11th with Mike Epps hosting.

Below is a full list of nominees:

Best Hip-Hop Video
Big Sean f/ Chris Brown – “My Last”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m on One”
Eminem f/ Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie”
Kanye West f/ Rihanna – “All of the Lights”

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab)
Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “Hustle Hard (Remix)”
Big K.R.I.T. f/ Ludacris & Bun B – “Country Sh*t (Remix)”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m on One”
Lupe Fiasco f/ Trey Songz – “Out of My Head”

Best Live Performer
Busta Rhymes
Cee-Lo Green
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year
Gil Green
Anthony Mandler
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Kane Beatz
Lex Luger
No I.D.
Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker & Mike Dean

MVP of the Year
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Track of the Year
“6 Foot 7 Foot” – Produced by Bangladesh (Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz)
“Black and Yellow” – Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa)
“I’m on One” – Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)
“Look at Me Now” – Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne &
Busta Rhymes)
“My Last” – Produced by Lex Luger (Big Sean f/ Chris Brown)

CD of the Year
Big Sean – Finally Famous
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled
DJ Prostyle

Rookie of the Year
Big K.R.I.T.
Big Sean
Frank Ocean
Diggy Simmons
Tyler, the Creator
Wiz Khalifa

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Best Club Banger
Ace Hood – “Hustle Hard” (Produced by Lex Luger)
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m on One” (Produced by T-Minus)
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – “6 foot 7 Foot” (Produced by Bangladesh)
Waka Flocka Flame – “No Hands” (Produced by Lex Luger)
Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow” (Produced by Stargate)
YC Worldwide f/ Future – “Racks” (Produced by Sonny Digital)

Best Mixtape
Big K.R.I.T. – Return of 4Eva
B.o.B – No Genre
J. Cole – Friday Night Lights
Kendrick Lamar – Section .80
Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now” (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Lil Wayne – “Motivation” (Kelly Rowland f/ Lil Wayne)
Nicki Minaj – “Monster” (Kanye West f/ Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)
Wiz Khalifa – “Bright Lights, Bigger City” (Cee-Lo Green f/ Wiz Khalifa)
Wiz Khalifa – “Till I’m Gone” (Tinie Tempah f/ Wiz Khalifa)

Hustler of the Year
Diddy
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice)
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – “Moment 4 Life”
Kanye West f/ Rihanna – “All of the Lights”
Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow”

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Eddie Murphy to Host the Oscars

Written on September 6, 2011 by

Filed Under: Award Shows, Comedians

Eddie Murphy has signed on to host the 84th Annual Academy Awards show to air on February 26, 2012.

He released a statement that reads:

 “I am enormously honored to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from [Bob] Hope and [Johnny]Carson to [Billy] Crystal, [Steve] Martin and [Whoopi]Goldberg, among others.

“I’m looking forward to working with Brett [Ratner] and Don[Mischer] on creating a show that is enjoyable for both the fans at home and for the audience at the Kodak Theatre as we all come together to celebrate and recognize the great film contributions and collaborations from the past year.”

Brett Ratner, who will be producing this year’s show, told reporters:

“Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever. With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances — especially on stage — I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show Don and I want to produce in February.” Source

I wonder if Eddie will be able to redeem himself as a viable comedian with this gig.  Let’s hope so.

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Breezy Post…

Written on September 1, 2011 by

Filed Under: Award Shows, Chris Brown, Lindsay Lohan

So Lindsay’s got he sights set on a new dude…this time it’s none other than C Breezy.  She tweeted about his VMA performance then invited him to a meeting in the ladies room.  Well that’s not exactly what she said, but at this point we’ve learned to read between the lines with Lilo.

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Source.

The rag mag gossip fiend in me wants this to happen so bad.  However, the decent human being in me needs these two to NEVER meet.  It’s like a powder keg of booze, blow and batshit crazy.

In Other Breezy News…

Chris dropped his Rolex watch at the MTV Video Awards and a fan actually returned it.  His $22K watch came loose during his performance and he tried to throw it to a save place while he continued to sing.  But it ended up in the audience.  His security went into the crowd to inquire about the watch and an honest fan handed it over. R&B singer Chris Brown’s representative has thanked a fan who found the star’s lost Rolex watch at the Mtv Video Music Awards and handed it to security staff.

Breezy’s spokesperson said, “Although Chris did not get to meet the fan, he is very appreciative of the fan’s actions.” Source

Shiiiiiiit, $22K? They’re better than me cus my student loans woulda been paid off AND I woulda had a Mini Cooper. Say word.

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What’s the Deal with Hov & Breezy?

Written on August 30, 2011 by

Filed Under: Award Shows, Chris Brown, Fight! Fight! Fight!, Got Beef?, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Twitter

Everyone seemed to notice that there’s still some tension between Breezy and Jay-Z, when at the VMAs during Chris’s performance, Jay sat in his chair refusing to smile, clap or react really. 

Peep vid below:

 

Then yesterday, Jay randomly tweeted:

 

The tweets were later deleted. Source

Jay hardly EVER tweets so what was thisabout?

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***2011 MTV Video Music Awards: LIVE BLOG***

Written on August 28, 2011 by

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 I have a theory about the shenanigans that go on with the VMAs, and it goes a little something like this…something ridonculous WILL go down every OTHER year.  Think about it…four years ago we had Britney’s messy ass performance ala this:

 The year after she was back and everyone was well behaved.  Then two years ago there was Kanyegate ala this:

 

And last year was a big ole snore fest.  So that means (I’m hoping) that someone, anyone will go off the reservation and make me sitting here for the next three hours with likely zero potty breaks and a bladder full of wine all worth it. 

So, I’ll be doing like I normally do, sitting here recording this kibble live.  I’ll repost during the commercial breaks and add photos and vid as I get my grubby little hands on them.

With that said, let’s get it crackin with the black carpet, shall we?

2011 MTV VMA Pre-Show/Black Carpet

 Fashion:

Kreayshawn photographed on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

 Kreyshawn

Tyga photographed on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Tyga

JoJo photographed on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

JoJo

Rebecca Black photographed on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

 Rebecca Black

Kevin Hart photographed on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

 Kevin Hart

 

Miley Cyrus

Busta Rhymes photographed on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Busta Rhymes

Kelly Rowland

Interviews/Performances:

The cast of MTV's 'The Jersey Shore' photographed on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

 Sway opens the show with the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore.  A new episode of season 4 aired just prior to hte preshow.  Everyone looks great..well, great for them.  Dina’s dress is making me dizzzy though.  It’s like a gay midget tripping on acid threw up on itself.  BUt I degress.  Her blond extentions are also a problem, but her apparent plastic surgery is…a plus?

Anyway, all the arivals will walk through the step in repeat at the JW Mariott Hotel in LA.  I’m really feeling the set up they’ve created. 

Jim Cantiello is up with DJ Khaled, Rick Ross and some other dude are first up.  Rick has on a shirt…praise Jesus, Allah, Yaweh and Xenu.

James Montgomery is up with Wiz Khalifah and Amber Rose.  Wiz is up for the Best New Artist Award.  Amber looks gorge (yea I said it).  I’m always happy to actually hear her talk.  As ridiculous as these two are, I kinda like them together.  They seem happy.

Selena Gomez photographed on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Sway welcomes Selena Gomez who’s wearing a super short dresss with a train.  I’m not sure if I like it.  I think I would like it on someone who didn’t look like htere were 12.

 James Montgomery is up with Pitbull and his date, Natalie Martinez, whom Pitbull introduces as a hot new star we’ll be hearing about soon.  Pitbull is all set for his performance tonight which hepromisses will bring all the heat that Miami has to bring.

Jim Cantiello is up with a preview of the rest of this season of ‘Jersey Shore’, which brings us a new definition of STD: Stop the Drama.  I can’t wait for the rest of this seson. 

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Sway is back with Selina Gomez and Demi Lovato.  Demi looks healthy and curvacious and looking at her next to selina makes me a little concerned about Selina’s weigh..or lack there of.  Sway talks to Demi about her new upcoming album.  Glad to see she’s getting herself together.  Next up we have our first Pre-Show performance.

Cobra Starship feat. Sabi-You Make Me Feel

I’m sorry, but i have no idea who these folks are.

 

Sway chats it up with Seth Rogen who is still looking skinning and adorable.  Selina is talking to Jessi J who’s wearing a onesie and a cast.  Jessie broke her ankle but decided to show up anyway.  She even bedazzled her walking cast and critches to match her onesie.

 James Montgomery talks to Taylor Lutner for a smidge before we get to Jim Cantiello who’s talking to Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.  Tyler the Creator says that he’ll kill himself if Beiber wins anything.

Sway welcomes the cast of the new MTV show Awkward which has already been renewed for a second season.

Sway presents the first award of the night.

Best Video With a Message

Eminem f/Rihanna-”Love the Way You Lie”

 Katy Perry-”Firework”

 Lady Gaga-”Born This Way”

Pink-”F__king Perfect”

Rise Against the Machine-”Make it Stop”

Taylor Swift-”Mean”

Guest host Selena Gomez has her boyfriend, Justin Bieber who’s carring around a corn snake called Johnson…the jokes are WAY too easy. He lookes extra lezzilicious right now.  I can’t with him.  He makes sure to give her a smooch before they cut to James Montgomery who’s got Nicky Minaj to interview.

She’s covered in a Hirajuco mess.  There’s a face mask, ice cream necklace, matal cone dress, stuffed cat bag.  Anyweird, they share a clip of Nicki’s new video featuring Rihanna, ‘Fly.’

 James has Foster the people up..I’m enjoying their suits but they’re not very rock if you ask me.  Next he interviews theFoo Fighters who look a lot more rock and roll…but they’re also like 20 years older and have been around the block a few times.

 The cast of MTV's 'Teen Wolf' photographed together on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Jim is talking to the cast of ‘Teen Wolf’ who also got picked up for a second season.  I watched the first few episodes of the show adn loved it.  But it interfered with a few  of my other DVR’d shows and I had to let it go.  I”ll catch it on the flip side.

They just showed a clip of Beyonce arriving wearing some type of mumu/caftan thingie.  Unless she apppears later wearing some poom poom shorts and a bra, the pregnancy rumors can start now.

 UPDATE!…CONFIRMED

Beyonce photographed on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

 James talks to Swizz Beatz about fashion and how he decides on who to work with musically.

 LMFAO is up looking like the ass tools that I’m sure they are.

Selena has Britters who looks clean and neet in a sequin top and short combo.   Britney is being honored tonight.

James has 30 Seconds to Mars who look extra glam.  Jared Leto has to have some type of youth syrum.  THere’s no way he’s 39.

Sway welcomes Katy Perry.  Hubby and former VMA host, Russell Brand, escorts her to the platform and then backs up to let her shine.  Super sweet.

OK, now time for me to fill up my wine glass and crack my knuckles for some rapid fire typing because here’s the show!

 

2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Lady Gaga as Joe Calderone performing 'You and I' on stage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

The show opens with a performance by Lady Gaga dressed as her male alter ego, Joe Calderone, who does a monologue  about…uh, about something.

Anyway, Joe hops on the piaon and performs “You and I”.  Joe gets up and is joined by other greasers for some lovely choreo.  She look smore butch than her gays dancing behind her.

 

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Brian May of Queen, joins her on stage for a guitar solo.  Gaga gets really excited jumping off a piano and falls the f__k off the stage.  But it’s all good.  SHe’s a pro and hops back on to finsih the song. Amazing!

Kevin Hart contributes one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Kevin Hart Opens with a quick little jokie joke time. 

Nicki Minaj and Jonah Hill contribute to one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Anyway, he introduces the first presnets, Nicki Minaj and Johan Hill.

BEST POP VIDEO:
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Britney Spears – “Till The World Ends”
Katy Perry – “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – “Give Me Everything”

Britney Spears' win was a highlight of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Even though the VMAs don’t have a host, it looks like Kevin Hart is going to run this bish.  Anyway, the house band is Jesse J and her band.  She’ll be bringing us into and out of hte commercial breaks.  Thanks Jesse.

Jessie J performing on stage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

 Back from the break we have Jay and Kanye with OTIS.  I’m not in love with the sound but there’s fire and smoke machines..oh wait, and some asshole running up on stage.  SECURITY!!!!

 Sean White and Miley Cyrus are up to present.

BEST ROCK VIDEO:
The Black Keys – “Howlin For You”
Foo Fighters – “Walk”
Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
Cage The Elephant – “Shake Me Down”

Dave Grohl's win was a highlight of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

This is the 12 VMA nomination for the Foo Fighters and only their second win.  Congrats boys!

Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Seth Rogen at The Beastie Boys contribute to one of the biggest highlights of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

The Beastie Boys of the Future (Will Ferrel, Jack Black and Seth Rogen) are dance battling with Odd Future.  Anyway, Odd Future wins, without The Beastie Boys of the FUture even trying and as winners they get to present the next award.

 BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO:
Wayne featuring Cory Gunz – “6’7″
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi – “All Of The Lights”
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”

 Nicki brings up on stage her on again/off again boyfriend Safaree on stage, rememba the dude who she got into a crazy fight with at a hotel recently.  He’s got a drink in hand.  Put it down dude! Sidebar, did anyone notice how excited Weezy was.  He was being flirty and touching her leg before she went up and I’m pretty sure he wanted a kiss square on the mouth, tho the cheek.  I see you Weezy.

BEST COLLABORATION:
Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – “Give Me Everything”
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – “Look At Me Now”
Kanye West Featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi – “All Of The Lights”
Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West – “E.T.”
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake – “Moment 4 Life

Katy makes an inappropriate Kanyegate reference.  This is her zillionth nomination but first win.  Loves it.

Rick Ross and Paul Rudd intorduce Pitbull, Neyo, and Naya.

 

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Katy Perry introduces Adele.

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 Kimmie Cakes is up to present wearing a dress that has her cinched to within an inch of her life.

BEST MALE VIDEO:
Cee Lo Green – “F*** You”
Eminem featuring Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Kanye West Featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi – “All Of The Lights”
Justin Bieber – “U Smile”

Why does this jit keep winning ish?!

Joe Jonas and Victoria Justice are up to introduce Chris Brown….um, this is a pretty dynamic perfomrance, i gotsta admit.

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Joe Calderone (Gaga) is back for the Britney tribute and her presentation of the Michael Jackson Video Vangaurd Award.  The stage is suddenly stormed by a bunch of little girls all dressed in various Brit video costumes to do a mash up of her songs.  Loves!

Gaga tried to get a kiss out of it, but Brit isn’t playing.  Brit says a quick thank you then introduces Beyonce.  She starts off with “I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside of me.” Indeed Bey, for the next few months we’re going to be completely consumed with the love growing inside your diamond studded womb. 

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Anyway, with gut full of human she’s still dancing around in 6 inch heels.  I’m actually concerned the baby is gonna fall out with all that jumping around.   The second I get knocked up I’m going on a self-induced bed rest. #lazy

She kicks ass with her perfornace then drops her mick, opens her sequined jacket and rubs that belly of hers.  I’m mildly in love and I don’t eve know why.

 Selena Gomez and Taylor Lutner are up to present.

BEST NEW ARTIST:
Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow”
Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers”
Big Sean featuring Chris Brown – “My Last”
Kreayshawn – “Gucci Gucci”

I love how his mom just pulled a black folks funeral fall out.  Additionally, I love how his crew stormed the stage and sent Selena running for her life.  Biggups to the guy who has to push the bleep button cus he just earned his check with that acceptance speech.

Jared Leto and Zoe Saldana are up to present Young the Giant’s VMA premiere.

Cloris Leachman and the ‘Jersey Shore’ girls are up.  This is a mess.

BEST FEMALE VIDEO:
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Katy Perry – “Firework”
Beyoncé – “Run The World (Girls)”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

She’s guzzling some brown juice and hugging every…she’s also still dressed as Joe.  I love that she forewent the 13 inch heelz and 12 costume changes and went with drag.  She’s a wonderful weirdo.

Russell Brand is up to start off the Amy Winehouse tribute.  He introduces Tony Bennett who’d recorded some music with Amy just prior to her death.  We get to hear a sample of it.  Next up is Bruno Mars performing Amy and Mark Ronson’s “Valerie.”

Jennifer Lawrence (via satellite feed) introduces the first official trailer for “The Hunger Games.”  Eh, it doesn’t give me enough to want to go see it.  I need more.

Katie Holmes is up to present the bit award of the night.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers”
Katy Perry – “Firework”
Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”

Closing out the show is Drake to introduce Weezy and Nicki.  Sidebar, Drake, in that sweater looks a little pudgy.

Wayne’s emotional autotune is making me feel REALLY weird inside.  Is he gonna cry? Oh wait, now the real Wayne is out.  he’s jumpin around like a monkey with his shirt off.  Strangely i find this Wayne more comforting.

 They just showed ‘Jersey Shore’s Ronnie on someone’s shoulder’s in teh crowd.  Who picked that big dude up?

And there’s NO WAY anyone is gonna tell me that Wayne is sober. NO WAY!

OK, so highlights: Bey’s bump, Gaga’s drag, Brit’s tribute, the Negrosity surrounding Tyler the Creator’s win for Best New Artist.

Lowlights: I can’t really think of any.  So overall, this was a good one. 

Remember, over the next 24 hours I’ll be updating with pics and vid as I get them.  Goodnight my lovelies, catch you on the flippy.

The rest of the winners:

Best Choreography: Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”

Best Visual Effects: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”

Best Art Direction:?Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

Best Editing:?Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

Best Cinematography:?Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

(Special thanks to MTV for the video and pics.)

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2011 VMA Nominations

Written on July 22, 2011 by

Filed Under: Award Shows

The 2011 VMA nods are out and leading the pack is Katy Perry with nine and Kanye and Adelle with seven a piece.  See below for the nominations and my picks in red.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Tyler, the Creator – “Yonkers”
Katy Perry – “Firework”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Katy Perry – “Firework”
Beyoncé – “Run the World (Girls)”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Cee Lo Green – “F*** You”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Kanye West ft. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All of the Lights”
Justin Bieber – “U Smile”

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Lil Wayne ft. Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
Kanye West ft. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All of the Lights”
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow”
Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers”
Big Sean ft. Chris Brown – “My Last”
Kreayshawn – “Gucci Gucci”
Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”

BEST POP VIDEO
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – “Give Me Everything”
Katy Perry – “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
Britney Spears – “Till the World Ends”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
The Black Keys – “Howlin’ for You”
Foo Fighters – “Walk”
Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
Cage The Elephant – “Shake Me Down”

BEST COLLABORATION
Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – “Give Me Everything”
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Kanye West ft. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All of the Lights”
Katy Perry ft. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Nicki Minaj ft. Drake – “Moment 4 Life”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Katy Perry ft. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Lady Gaga – “Judas”
Kanye West – “POWER”
Death Cab for Cutie – “You Are a Tourist”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – “Run the World (Girls)”
Britney Spears – “Till the World Ends”
Lady Gaga – “Judas”
Bruno Mars – “The Lazy Song”
LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Beyoncé – “Run the World (Girls)”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie”
Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Hurricane”

BEST DIRECTION
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”
Katy Perry ft. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Hurricane”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie”

BEST EDITING
Katy Perry ft. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Hurricane”