"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE"
On Sunday night, during the 56th Grammy Awards, the newly deputized Queen Latifah officiated over 33 marriages after the couples were serenaded by Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert who performed their “marriage equality anthem” Same Love. After Latifah married the couples, they were serenaded again by Madonna and Mary Lambert who performed an acoustic version of Maddy‘s song Open Your Heart. All of this, we saw happen LIVE on national television. Today we get to see behind the scenes footage that will air on The Queen Latifah Show today that was filmed both before and after the mass Grammy Award wedding ceremony took place. As you can see in the video embedded above, Latifah joyously shares her experience from Grammy night with her audience and focuses solely on the happy couples that she married on national TV. Check out the video to see what went on backstage on Grammy night to enjoy a bit more this happy occasion for this group of newlyweds.
Early last week we learned that Nine Inch Nails would be joined by Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac for a live performance at the 56th Grammy Awards and last night that performance went off … with one big hitch. This NIN supergroup performance was slated to be the finale for the 3+ hour long awards show and as a result, was cut-off prematurely due to, what I’m assuming were, broadcast advertising commitments. Most of the performance was aired in full but, from what I understand, the show was running over by 15 minutes and the end of the performance was cut-off by advertising and then time commitments. Click the embed above to watch the performance as it aired on TV last night then click below to read Trent Reznor‘s reaction to being cut-off by the Grammy Awards Powers That Be. More »
Beyoncé And Jay Z Opened With 'Drunk In Love'
While I still maintain that there’s only one Grammy performance you really, really need to see, I have to admit that I had a great time watching the other artists take the stage as well. In addition to Imagine Dragons & Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé and Jay Z performed (opening the show with their insanely sexy track, Drunk In Love), as did Lorde, Katy Perry, John Legend, and many more. Peep the video above for Bey and Jay (was she really lip-synching?) and click inside for more!
Posted under: 'All Of Me', 'Dark Horse (Featuring Juicy J)', 'Get Lucky', 'Just Give Me A Reason', 'Open Your Heart', 'Royals', 'Same Love', Daft Punk, John Legend, Juicy J, Katy Perry, Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Madonna, Mary Lambert, Nate Ruess, Nile Rodgers, P!nk (Alecia Beth Moore), Pharrell Williams, Queen Latifah, Stevie Wonder, The Grammy Awards
Macklemore Publicly Declared That Kendrick Should Have Won...
Ever since I was a little girl I knew the Grammy Awards were not “for” me, AKA my favorite artists/rappers never won, were often not even nominated. Yet every year I still tune in and still get all disappointed when certain artists win and certain artists lose. It’s ridiculous! I’m ridiculous! Or am I? Am I ridiculous for legitimately being outraged that– yup, I’m just gonna go ahead and say it– a couple of white boys (who look like a lot of fun, and certainly have some cool tracks, and no their race isn’t the reason I’m mad, and at the same time I can’t help but see it as related on some level to their immense popularity at these awards shows… and yes, I also understand that they are popular for other reasons, but I stand by my original reference to them) swept the rap category when they were up against the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, and Kendrick THE GOD Lamar? Am I ridiculous right now? Or is it ridiculous that I have to wait for the BET Awards or the friggen Soul Train Awards to see someone like Kendrick win a bunch of awards (and if you saw his performance last night you know that he deserves to win ALL of the awards, for everything, everywhere)? So yeah. I enjoyed the 2014 Grammys, and I am very happy that Kendrick was (at least) nominated, but it speaks VOLUMES about the Academy that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (great guys, I’m sure) swept the rap categories. It speaks volumes, and then again, it says nothing new at all. So, um. Yeah. Feel free to rant with me or against me after you check out the winners inside!
[UPDATE]: Macklemore has spoken. And I now love Macklemore.
Here we go
MTV is broadcasting LIVE from the red carpet of the 56th annual Grammy Awards today and by clicking the embed above, you can watch along right here, right now. The red carpet is a great way to get a first look at all of the fashions that will be making their way into the Staples Center for the Grammy Awards this year. It’s Grammy time! Let’s do this!!
Posted under: MTV, The Grammy Awards
I Do approve
Earlier this week, Madonna confirmed the rumor that she WILL be performing during the Grammy Awards telecast airing tonight on CBS and right now we learn not only who she will be performing with but what that performance will look like. Madonna has decided to team up and perform with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for their Grammy-nominated song Same Love. In addition to this collaborative duet, Queen Latifah will appear on stage to officiate over 34 straight, same-sex and interracial marriages during the broadcast performance. I mean, wow. Grammy Award performances don’t get much bigger than this. More »
But will she perform? #ItsASecret
Last week we first heard the rumor that Madonna might appear at the Grammy Awards this weekend for a surprise performance onstage. Today we learn from Madonna herself that she WILL be in attendance at the Grammy Awards this Sunday night but, at this point, she won’t reveal in what capacity she will appear. Naturally the Grammy Awards would want the Queen of Pop to be seated prominently in the audience but I have a very strong suspicion that the rumor that she will perform on stage will turn out to be true. Woot!! Click below to see how Maddy informed the world of her weekend Grammy plans. UPDATE: The Grammy Awards have officially confirmed that Madonna WILL perform. More »
And you will NEVER guess who they are performing with
Last week we learned that Madonna is rumored to perform at the Grammy Awards this coming weekend and on Sunday night, it was officially confirmed that Beyoncé and Jay Z have been added to the list of performers that will take the stage on Grammy night. Today we learn the BEST NEWS EVER that Nine Inch Nails will not only be performing on the Grammy Awards LIVE this Sunday night but they will be performing the show FINALE with a group of rockers that will blow your mind. The Grammy Awards folks happily issued a press release today announcing NIN‘s involvement in the show this year, which you can read excerpted below. Read on and learn why you will absolutely have to stay tuned and watch the Grammy Awards this Sunday night to the very end. More »
Still waiting on Madonna confirmation ...
On Friday we first heard that Beyoncé and/or Madonna would appear as surprise performers on The Grammy Awards telecast this coming Sunday night and last night, CBS confirmed that YES Beyoncé will perform on the show … along with her husband Jay Z. The confirmation was made during a TV commercial for this weekend’s Grammy Awards that pointedly made clear that Bey and Jay would be joining other Superstar performers on stage during the show. It’s unknown if B-Jay plan to perform together or if they will perform separately but we know to be on the look out for both of them on Grammy night. As for Madonna, well, we still don’t know for sure if she’ll perform as well. Since rumors of her appearance started to go around, she got into that n-word controversy … tho, I doubt that would have any impact on her appearance at the Grammys at all. Stay tuned! We are just days away from the 2014 Grammy Awards and there’s still plenty of time for ANYTHING to happen on Grammy night.
OMG, I was not ready for this look! I totally missed the SAG Awards last night, but my girl Samantha tweeted me about Kerry Washington and OMGeeez I am losing it. A crop top?! With a baby bump?! I’m sorry but… she wins. She wins at this maternity fashion game. This custom Prada ensemble was paired with Christian Louboutin Pigalace pointy pumps. I friggen love that she dared to go where no pregnant woman should, technically go… LOL. She looks great, and it looks like she had fun. Tell me, what do you think of this look? You love it, right? Because Kerry can do no wrong, right? Exactly. I know. I also included some other pics of her at a SAG Awards party. She’s adorable.
[Photo Credit: Splash/Wire]