James Corden Ridicules ‘Second Favorite Child’ Don Jr: ‘At Least You’re Not Tiffany’


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James Corden is brushing off the Trumpworld outrage over the political moments that took place while he hosted the Grammys over the weekend. The MAGAverse recently went nuts over the anti-President Trump political lean of the Sunday night musical festivities. The part that really got Trump supporters angry was the sketch where several celebrities, including Hillary Clinton, auditioned to become the audiobook reader for Michael Wolff‘s controversial White House exposé, Fire and Fury. Corden took a brutal swing at Donald Trump Jr. as he talked about the Grammys with The Late Late Show last night, after the president’s son went on a Twitter rampage over the show. “You gotta give him credit,” Corden said. “If anyone knows about consolation prizes, it’s Donald Trump’s second favorite child. At least you’re not Tiffany.” Nikki Haley also took umbrage with the show. She has slammed Wolff’s book for Continue reading "James Corden Ridicules ‘Second Favorite Child’ Don Jr: ‘At Least You’re Not Tiffany’"

Don’t Make Hillary Clinton A Hero of the #TimesUp Award Season


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For over two years now, award shows have largely become a platform for mocking Donald Trump. However, this award season has been different than in previous years, particularly because of the #MeToo movement that has rocked Hollywood (as well as media, politics, and virtually every industry). Since the downfall of Harvey Weinstein, the victims of harassment and assault have felt empowered to speak out against their alleged predators and has caused a domino effect of powerful men being taken down for behaviors that have been going on for decades. Leading up to the Golden Globes, Hollywood formed a sister movement called #TimesUp, which was meant to tackle sexual harassment and abuse as well as things like the gender pay gap in the workplace. And already we’ve seen it make waves in entertainment. After James Franco wore a #TimesUp pin at the Golden Globes, he was called out for alleged misconduct Continue reading "Don’t Make Hillary Clinton A Hero of the #TimesUp Award Season"

Ex-Clinton Adviser Defends Hillary’s Grammys Appearance: She Has More Class Than Trump Does


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On Fox News’ The Story tonight, former Hillary Clinton adviser Philippe Reines defended the former presidential candidate’s surprise Grammys appearance roasting President Trump. Martha MacCallum first pressed Reines over the scandal concerning a 2008 Clinton campaign adviser who was kept on after being accused of sexual harassment. But then she brought up that surprise Clinton cameo last night reading Fire and Fury, asking why the Grammys had to have such an overtly political moment. “This was a joke, this was funny,” Reines said. “I think Nikki Haley overreacted, Don Jr. –– as is his wont –– overreacted. I think everyone needs to grant a sense of humor… Reading a book is not politicizing.” Haley’s objections to the book’s elevation in particular clearly have merit, given the gross gossip-mongering surrounding the book she’s already had to respond to. MacCallum said this is about being a “classy person” and not Continue reading "Ex-Clinton Adviser Defends Hillary’s Grammys Appearance: She Has More Class Than Trump Does"

Stuart Varney Blames Drop in Grammys Ratings on ‘Anti-Trump Diatribe’


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The ratings are in for this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony and, as The Hollywood Reporter noted, they are down 21 percent from 2017. That’s a pretty steep drop. Stuart Varney, savior of the common man in our endless battle against the elites, thinks he knows why the ratings were lackluster in comparison to previous years. It was all that trashing of President Donald Trump. “I think this has a lot do with the opening of the show, which was just an anti-Trump diatribe,” he said. “Why is it that the cultural elites detest the man?” Varney went on to say that all of this Trump bashing “is not doing the country any good.” Of course, it must be noted that there wasn’t actually that much bashing of the president during the ceremony. It aired on CBS, a notoriously cautious network, given their demographic. The “Fire and Fury” bit, Continue reading "Stuart Varney Blames Drop in Grammys Ratings on ‘Anti-Trump Diatribe’"

Lara Trump Blasts Hillary’s Grammys Appearance as ‘Despicable’: ‘Read Us Her 30,000 Missing Emails’


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While discussing her father-in-law on Fox Business Network this morning, Lara Trump also sounded off on the big political moment of last night’s Grammys. A number of artists read passages from Fire and Fury in a James Corden-led skit, and the bit ended with none other than Hillary Clinton reading from it too. Trump said on Mornings With Maria today she stopped watching these awards shows “a long time ago for this exact reason.” “I thought it was despicable,” she continued, “disgusting, and quite frankly sad that Hillary Clinton obviously needs to validate herself in some way.” Trump also suggested later in the segment that if Clinton wants to read Continue reading "Lara Trump Blasts Hillary’s Grammys Appearance as ‘Despicable’: ‘Read Us Her 30,000 Missing Emails’"

Fox & Friends Did Not Like Hillary’s Grammys Appearance: Should Have Read From ‘Clinton Cash’


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The hosts of Fox & Friends reacted to Sunday night’s Grammys with disdain, bashing the award show for its bevy of “millionaires who are complaining,” and for featuring Hillary Clinton reading from Michael Wolff’s controversial tell-all. Clinton made a surprise appearance in a video skit at the James Corden-hosted event, reading a passage on President Donald Trump’s eating habits from Wolff’s Fire and Fury. Safe to say, Fox & Friends was not amused. After noting some of the social media reaction to the skit — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley tweeted “Don’t ruin great music with trash,” and armchair pundit Donald Trump Jr. mocked Clinton for losing the election to his dad — host Ainsley Earhardt went on a tear against the politicized awards show. After agreeing with Haley’s sentiment, Earhardt said: “Every time there was something political I just rolled my eyes. Everyone know what Hollywood thinks, it’s Continue reading "Fox & Friends Did Not Like Hillary’s Grammys Appearance: Should Have Read From ‘Clinton Cash’"

Nikki Haley Slams Hillary Clinton’s Grammy Appearance: ‘Don’t Ruin Great Music With Trash’


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After politics took center stage at this year’s Grammy Awards by way of Hillary Clinton doing a “spoken word” reading of Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was not impressed with the mix of “great music with trash.” “I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it. Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it,” tweeted Haley immediately after the Clinton segment. She also tweeted that the Fire and Fury gag completely “ruined the Grammys.” “Such a shame,” added Haley. Of course, the takeaway Continue reading "Nikki Haley Slams Hillary Clinton’s Grammy Appearance: ‘Don’t Ruin Great Music With Trash’"

WATCH: Country Music Stars Dedicate Touching Grammys Performance to Vegas Shooting Victims


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Country music stars The Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, and Maren Morris performed a powerful tribute at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards dedicated to all the victims of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting. Their song of choice was rock legend Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven, which features the lyrics:
“Beyond the door there’s peace I’m sure / And I know there’ll be no more tears in heaven. Would you know my name / If I saw you in heaven? Would it be the same / If I saw you in heaven? I must be strong and carry on.”
The shooting, which resulted in the death of 58 people and the wounding of 851 others, occurred on October 1, 2017 at a country music festival. Morris said their performance was meant “to honor those who lost, we wanted to come together and honor the memory of the music souls so suddenly Continue reading "WATCH: Country Music Stars Dedicate Touching Grammys Performance to Vegas Shooting Victims"

Dave Chapelle Interrupts Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Performance With Joke About Race in America


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Kendrick Lamar opened this year’s Grammys on a pseudo-political note. Lamar performed a medley of his songs accompanied by dancers in camouflage and hoodies, as a giant American flag swayed behind him. After a few minutes, he turned around to a screen that read, one word appearing onscreen at a time, “This is a satire by Kendrick Lamar.” He was joined onstage by Bono and The Edge of U2, who helped Lamar perform a musical interlude. That’s when comedian Dave Chapelle showed up and laid some truth on the audience. The lights went out and Chapelle sowed up, alone, onstage and introduced himself, segueing into a quick joke on race relations in America. “Hi. I’m Dave Chapelle,” he said. “I just wanted to remind the audience that the only thing more frightening than watching a black man being honest in America, is being an honest black man in America. Continue reading "Dave Chapelle Interrupts Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Performance With Joke About Race in America"

Pro-Trump Singer Joy Villa Wears Anti-Abortion Dress to Grammys


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The singer who experienced her 15 minutes of fame last year by hitting the red carpet in a pro-Trump outfit appears to be trying to extend her time under the spotlight, as Joy Villa arrived at the 60th Grammy Awards in an anti-abortion dress. Villa’s get-up included a stark white dress with a fetus surrounded by a rainbow painted on it. Additionally, she carried along a white handbag with the words “CHOOSE LIFE” blasted across it — just in case anyone was still unaware of her opinion on abortion. In a statement to Fox News — which is the network the singer has frequently appeared on — Continue reading "Pro-Trump Singer Joy Villa Wears Anti-Abortion Dress to Grammys"

Rihanna Had The Best Time Ever at the Grammy Awards


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Rihanna was nominated for a seven Grammy Awards tonight, and even though she didn’t win any of them, we’re pretty sure she had the time of her life tonight. Every time the camera focused on her, it seemed like she was happier than anybody else in the room. Twitter fell in love with her too. She was all of us with her flask:

‘You Are Our Light’: Adele Praises Beyoncé During Album of the Year Acceptance Speech


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Adele had a pretty awesome night tonight. She performed twice, and save for one hiccup, she was just as amazing as she’s ever been. She also took home the awards for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, among others. During her last acceptance speech, for Album of the Year, she stopped to thank Beyoncé who was nominated in the category. “My artist of my life is Beyoncé,” she said. “And this album for me, the Lemonade album is just so monumental, Beyoncé. It was so monumental and so well thought out and so beautiful and soul-bearing and we all got to see another side of you that you don’t always let us see and we appreciate that… You are our light.” Adele continued, “And the way that you make me and my friends feel, and the Continue reading "‘You Are Our Light’: Adele Praises Beyoncé During Album of the Year Acceptance Speech"

Metallica Fans Are Angry That The Band Wasn’t Mentioned in the Intro to Their Grammys Performance


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It’s not Metallica’s night, and fans of the band are not happy. Not only did lead singer James Hetfield‘s microphone not work during the first moments of the band’s collaboration with Lady Gaga, but Laverne Cox also didn’t mention them when she introduced the performance. She only mentioned Gaga specifically. Fans of the band are angry, and some are suggesting that someone at the Grammys actually has it out for them:

Check Out Lady Gaga’s Seven-Minute Grammys Tribute to David Bowie


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GagaBowieAt the Grammys Monday night, Lady Gaga performed a tribute to the late David Bowie, condensing the icon’s five-decade career into a seven-minute mashup that was as much an homage to Bowie’s legendary music as it was to his capacity for reinvention and transformation.
With admirable verve, the performer sang and danced her way, in quick succession, through “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Fashion,” “Fame,” (a few bars of) “Under Pressure,” “Let’s Dance,” and “Heroes.” Check it out above.

Watch the Grammy Awards Live Stream Online Here


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The 2016 Grammy Awards are being held tonight live for the 58th time live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Performers scheduled to appear include Adele, Kendrick Lamer, Little Big Town, and the Weeknd, and the award show itself will be hosted by LL Cool J. Watch the live feed above.

Trent Reznor’s Post-Grammy Message to CBS: ‘F*ck You Guys’


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Tired of the Grammys cutting away every year from its finale performance? Yeah, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is too.

As Reznor, Lindsey Buckingham, Dave Grohl, and Queens of the Stone Age (…Like Clockwork was the best rock album of 2013, BTW) entered the second song of their performance, CBS cut to commercial voiceovers for Delta Air Lines and Hilton.

Shortly after the show ended late Sunday, Reznor took to Twitter to blast CBS, the awards show, and its producers:

Variety reports that attendees like Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, and Macklemore had also bailed on the performance before it was over. Meanwhile, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were some of the many who stayed until completion.

This is the second year in a row that the network has cut away midway through its finale performance to air commercials. During last year’s finale, CBS cut to Delta and Hilton ads as LL Cool J, Travis Barker, Chuck D, Tom Morello, and DJ Z-Trip gave their musical tribute to the late Adam Yauch.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z Open 2014 Grammys with ‘Drunk in Love’


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Seeing as Beyoncé has pretty much dominated the music industry since her surprise album release in December, it was only fitting that she and husband Jay Z open tonight’s 56th annual Grammy Awards with their banger duet “Drunk in Love.”

In a black jumpsuit and wet hair, Bey sang her way through the raunchy love song, giving way to Jay Z’s single verse which had the reigning Queen and King of the charts on-stage together.

Watch below, via CBS:

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Grammys Will Feature Same-Sex Weddings—Or, if You’re Bryan Fischer, ‘Sodomy Based Ceremonies’


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During Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance of “Same Love” on the Grammys Sunday night, thirty-four couples will be wed on air, including some same-sex couples.

It what was probably a race between Fox’s Todd Starnes and American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer to see who would express outrage first, Fischer tweeted the following warning:

The on-air wedding premise has been months in the works, with the couples involved found through a casting agency and tied to a confidentiality agreement. Queen Latifah will officiate the weddings, and vocalist Mary Lambert will be joined on the chorus by Madonna.

The Grammy-nominated song “Same Love” celebrates same-sex relationships (and the legalization of gay marriage) and explicitly rebuts social conservative opposition to homosexuality:

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Top 7 Politically Controversial Grammy Awards Moments


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[This post was originally published on Feb. 8, 2013, but has been re-published today in the lead-up to the 2014 Grammy Awards.]

The Grammy Awards are not exactly known for politically controversial moments. Sure, in recent years, there’s been silly uproar over “Bonnie Bear” beating out Top 40 mainstays for Best New Artist; and the widespread confusion over “Who is Arcade Fire?” upon their coup-like 2010 Best Album victory.

But occasionally, the Grammys will have a moment that sets political and social media abuzz; that draws the ire of right-wing culture warriors or left-wing P.C. police; that sends a partisan message during an otherwise apolitical event.

Below are the top seven such moments in Grammy history:


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