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  • Funny: More Awards for Obama...and They Got You Nothing

    07/18/2014 4:55:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | John Ransom
    I have to claim responsibility for the newest parody that’s now starring as president of the United States on TVs everywhere. If ever there were a Steven Colbert character assigned to play a faux president, Obama would get the nod. You see: he’s been nominated for an Emmy now. In a comedy, playing himself, in a tragedy. Seriously. His own incompetence has led to an Emmy nomination. And it’s my fault. When Obama visited Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame in May, ostensibly to promote tourism, I suggested with mock fawning that they should induct him into the HOF as the...
  • Had The Grammys Gone God

    01/29/2014 1:17:28 PM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 6 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 1/29/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    It is often pleasant to wish ourselves to a magical world where all is good. It's our "happy place" and I'm sure we all have one. Mine used to include music and I would anticipate "music's biggest night" as a high point in the year. At one time the Grammys was about music. But like MTV, it is not about music anymore, but rather theatrics and agenda. There is a controversy over this year's broadcast about whether it was offensive to Christians. Not that anyone in the Academy of Recording Arts or the industry cares about offending anyone. Christians were...
  • Christian artists skip, walk out of ‘satanic’ Grammy Awards show

    01/29/2014 10:44:00 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/28/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    LOS ANGELES, January 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sunday night’s Grammy Awards show was all about shock value. Scantily-clad singers, same-sex “marriages” set to anti-Christian lyrics, simulated sex acts and a performance full of demonic imagery by pop star Katy Perry – who used to be Christian artist Katy Hudson – were just a few of the on-stage stunts that seemed custom-designed to offend Christian believers. While most of the industry insiders in attendance cheered the provocative displays, at least a few decided they’d had enough, as one Christian nominee walked out in the middle of the show, and one Grammy...
  • Queen Latifah’s Grammy Mass Wedding

    01/27/2014 4:27:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    First Things ^ | 1/27/2014 | Carl R. Trueman
    At the Grammys last night Queen Latifah officiated a mass wedding ceremony–with some couples heterosexual, some gay–followed by a surprise song from Madonna. Was it satire? I am a big fan of satirical mockery, even satirical mockery of important things such as marriage. Such satire helps expose self-importance can even help check things such as corrupt or sloppy thinking. But satire is only satire when it comes from a position of weakness or involves self-mockery. Satire from strength is not funny and more akin to propaganda. Hollywood, of course, is neither weak in terms of cultural influence nor particularly noted...
  • Obama meets with celebs who want to promote Obamacare

    07/22/2013 2:37:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    7 minutes ago Obama meets with celebs who want to promote Obamacare Posted by CNN White House Producer Adam Aigner-Treworgy and CNN's Kevin Liptak (CNN) – President Barack Obama, hoping to pitch his signature health care law to younger Americans, will get some help from a cadre of Hollywood stars who have volunteered to help promote Obamacare's insurance exchanges that open on October 1. At a meeting at the White House Monday, a group that included singer Jennifer Hudson and actors Kal Penn and Amy Poehler heard Obama extol the benefits his health care law offers young people, whose participation...
  • Grammys Urge Female Celebs Not to Show Skin Tonight

    02/10/2013 7:27:16 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 10, 2013 | JP
    The 55th Annual Grammy Awards air tonight on CBS. Very much to its credit, the network has struck a blow this year for family viewing by issuing a wardrobe advisory to female attendees encouraging them to dress more like ladies – not named Gaga – and less like wannabe porn stars. “Please be sure,” the advisory stated, “that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.” And this: “Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through...
  • Grammys 2013: Michelle Obama is Nominated for a Grammy? Plus Other Surprising Grammy Nominees

    02/06/2013 5:35:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Latinos Post Entertainment ^ | February 6. 2013 | Lindsay Lowe
    Everyone's buzzing about Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, and Mumford & Sons, but did you know that Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton are also nominated for Grammys this year. They're nominated in the often-overlooked Spoken Word category, which honors poetry, audio books, and other forms of audio storytelling. Michelle Obama, along with producers Scott Crewell and Dan Zitt, are nominated for the audio recording of her first audio book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. "With one nomination," points out the Huffington Post's Julie Miller, "the First Lady has already out-Grammy-ied Justin Bieber...
  • The 2010 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet (Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Rihanna, Fergie, Ke$ha)

    02/01/2010 10:27:34 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 19 replies · 1,212+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Feb 1st, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Jennifer Hudson Oh the fab pageantry! Beyoncé and Taylor Swift dominated the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards held Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles combing for ten Grammy awards between them, with Beyoncé winning a record setting six for a female artist. Record setting artist Beyonce Knowles went sexy and elegant for the Grammys in a Stéphane Rolland Fall 2009 gown.
  • Downtown's Grammy Museum grows up

    12/16/2009 11:41:14 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 3 replies · 181+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 14, 2009 | Todd Martens
    ...in its first year of operation the museum hosted approximately 85,000 guests... The word "museum" may not even be the most apt descriptor for the complex. The Grammy Museum uses the annual awards as a jumping-off point, allowing visitors to digitally explore genres, regions and the recording studio. It takes a hands-on approach to education, giving the guests the opportunity to record vocals, mix a track and learn the basics of traditional rock 'n' roll instrumentation. ...on Jan. 8 the museum will open "Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer," pairing the intimate looks at the star with rare footage...
  • Biggest Beatles shocker: Never won top Grammy for best record

    09/08/2009 9:10:09 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 41 replies · 1,361+ views
    latimes ^ | September 8, 2009 | Tom O'Neil
    Introduction this week of the new video game "The Beatles: Rock Band" reminds us of an odd fact about these music artists who were once widely considered to be the definition of avant garde: the Beatles have often been, really, one beat behind. Believe it or not, up until now music by the Beatles has not been available for sale on the Internet. With "The Beatles: Rock Band," players will be able to download up to 45 songs that they can perform with the Fab Four in such reproduced settings as "The Ed Sullivan Show," Shea Stadium and the Abbey...
  • The 2009 Grammy Awards Red Carpet (Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus...)

    02/09/2009 11:25:28 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 13 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Feb 9th, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Paris Hilton Great guns alive, voices in harmony on fire, sashaying stars strutting magnificently along the red carpet…While Alison Krauss and Robert Plant held sway over the musical accompaniments of the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, the Stars, Celebs, and all-around good-looking folks strutted their stylish stuff avec enthusiastic flair. A magical spell was cast. How could we not be interested, as we were drawn like moths to a flame, to render our verdicts on the fab underpinnings of the glamorous set, what they wore and how they carried it off. Taylor Swift wore a jersey Kaufman Franco frock and completed...
  • Soul singer Amy Winehouse arrested in London

    12/18/2007 11:39:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies · 529+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 18, 2007 | Luke Baker
    LONDON (Reuters) - Troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse was arrested on Tuesday as part of an investigation into perverting the course of justice, London police and her publicist said. The 24-year-old, whose husband Blake Fielder-Civil is being held on remand accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, went to a London police station to be arrested in agreement with police. "It was voluntary and pre-arranged," a representative at her publicity agency said, asking not to be quoted by name. In a statement, London's Metropolitan police said: "A 24-year-old woman has been arrested...
  • Bowie, Haggard, Pryor tapped for special Grammys

    01/21/2006 12:47:15 PM PST · by Liberty Valance · 4 replies · 167+ views
    Reuters/Billboard ^ | Sat Jan 21, 2006 | Billboard
    LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Rockers David Bowie and Cream, country icon Merle Haggard and late comic innovator Richard Pryor are among the recipients of the Recording Academy's 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award. Also being honored this year for their career-long artistic contributions are blues legend Robert Johnson, opera star Jessye Norman and folk group the Weavers. Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, engineer Al Schmitt and producer Owen Bradley will receive the Trustees Award, presented for nonperforming contributions. Engineer/producer Tom Dowd -- subject of the 2003 documentary "Tom Dowd & the Language of Music" -- and Bell Labs/Western Electric will receive Technical...
  • Bill Clinton Wins a Grammy

    02/08/2004 9:17:49 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 91 replies · 1,036+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 8, 2004 | Reutres
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) won a Grammy Award on Sunday, but not for his famed saxophone playing. Clinton was honored in the spoken word album for children category for a project he worked on with fellow winners, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Italian screen siren Sophia Loren (news). None of them was at the ceremony to pick up the award for "Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks." Clinton's wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton (news - web sites), was nominated in the spoken word album category for the audiobook version of...
  • GRAMMYS 'RE-INVITE' BOSOM PALS----contact CBS-TV http://www.cbs.com/

    02/08/2004 3:22:33 AM PST · by Liz · 46 replies · 375+ views
    NY POST ^ | Feb 8, 2004 | ALY SUJO
    Those boobs Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake could be back on the air tonight . . . if they make nice. The two culprits in the Super Bowl breast imbroglio have been invited to return to the Grammy Awards ceremony tonight, Fox News reported yesterday. The only proviso is that the singers apologize on screen for their half-time slip-up last Sunday. The former *NSYNC star tore off half of Jackson's black leather bustier and exposed her right breast while they sang a duet during the halftime show a week ago. Neither the Grammy production company nor CBS would comment on...
  • Janet Jackson to Be a Grammy No-Show (Jackson is uninvited)

    02/04/2004 7:45:34 PM PST · by hotpotato · 72 replies · 421+ views
    WA Post ^ | Feb 04, 2004
    After glimpsing more of Janet Jackson than they bargained for during a notorious Super Bowl halftime show, television viewers may miss the singer altogether on the upcoming Grammy Awards broadcast. Jackson, whose breast-baring Super Bowl performance sparked a public furor and federal regulatory investigation, will not be appearing as a Grammy Awards presenter as previously planned, according to reports Wednesday on syndicated TV shows "Entertainment Tonight" and "Access Hollywood." "Access Hollywood" added that the CBS network, which carried the Super Bowl telecast and is broadcasting the Grammys this coming Sunday, retracted its invitation for Jackson to introduce a planned Grammy...
  • Report: Janet Jackson OUT of Grammys picture

    02/04/2004 2:10:24 PM PST · by TheBigB · 51 replies · 306+ views
    ESPN online ^ | 2/4/04 | AP
    LOS ANGELES -- On the heels of Janet Jackson's stunning breast-baring incident on Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show, Jackson reportedly will not appear on the CBS Grammys telecast. "Entertainment Tonight" is reporting Jackson won't be participating in a tribute to Luther Vandross on Sunday night. She was previously scheduled to be a part of the Grammy Awards tribute. No reason was available for her departure. Jackson, CBS, MTV, the NFL and Justin Timberlake have all apologized for the Super Bowl's too-revealing halftime show. CBS said Tuesday it would institute a video delay system to avoid any recurrence at Sunday's Grammy...
  • CBS to lengthen tape delay at Grammys

    02/03/2004 10:07:34 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 119+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/04/04 | Chris Baker
    <p>TV network CBS, reeling from the scandalous performance by Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show, said yesterday it will add an extra delay to its live broadcast Sunday of the Grammy Awards, which will feature appearances by the pop stars.</p>
  • DRUDGE: CBS TO IMPLEMENT ENHANCED DELAY OF GRAMMY AWARDS

    02/03/2004 6:18:04 PM PST · by lainie · 50 replies · 347+ views
    drudgereport ^ | February 3, 2004
    RE: THE GRAMMY AWARDS - PRESS RELEASE ATTN. TELECOMMUNICATIONS: PLEASE RELAY TO ALL CBS STATIONS TO: GROUP OWNER, GENERAL MANAGER, STATION MANAGER, GENERAL SALES MANAGER, PROGRAM DIRECTOR FEBRUARY 3, 2004 WE ARE IMPLEMENTING ADDITIONAL MEASURES TO ENHANCE BROADCAST STANDARD PROTECTIONS FOR SUNDAY'S GRAMMY AWARDS. PLEASE SEE BELOW. BEST. . . . PETER K. SCHRUTH PRESIDENT CBS AFFILIATE RELATIONS **** CBS TO IMPLEMENT ENHANCED DELAY OF GRAMMY AWARDS Additional Measure Will Allow for Video Editing CBS announced today plans to enhance their ability to edit out any inappropriate and unexpected events from the Sunday, Feb. 8 broadcast of the "46th...
  • DUO CAUGHT IN BOOBY TRAP (CBS Demands They Be Tossed From Grammy Awards)

    02/03/2004 12:28:19 AM PST · by kattracks · 99 replies · 280+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/03/04 | DON KAPLAN
    <p>February 3, 2004 -- CBS is moving to bounce Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake from next Sunday's Grammy Awards amid the national uproar following their X-rated, prime-time Super Bowl stunt. Sources told The Post the network will demand the two stars be tossed from 46th Annual Grammy Awards if CBS's probe shows the duo schemed in advance to expose Jackson's pierced breast during the halftime spectacle.</p>
  • Humor: Sheryl Crow at the Grammy Awards

    02/24/2003 9:06:14 AM PST · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 53 replies · 531+ views
    StopDemocrats.com ^ | 2-24-03 | StopDemocrats.com
  • Freep this poll: Do you plan on watching the 2003 Grammy Awards on Sunday?

    02/22/2003 11:39:53 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 61 replies · 556+ views
    canoe.ca ^ | Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003 | canoe.ca
    Burning Question Of The Day Do you plan on watching the 2003 Grammy Awards on Sunday? Total Votes for this Question: 2621 So far, 31% have voted for Yes So far, 44% have voted for No So far, 11% have voted for Not sure So far, 14% have voted for I don't care
  • The Sorry State of Popular Music

    03/08/2002 1:00:49 PM PST · by prman · 70 replies · 343+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | March 7, 2002 | <B>Barrett Kalellis</B>
    No matter what newspaper writers tell you; no matter what TV critics say; no matter what recording industry hucksters may pitch #150; American popular music is in a sad state, and has been for years. The televised 44th Annual Grammy Awards show embodies all the problems. In its lofty PR statement, the Recording Academy wants to recognize talented musicians, singers and songwriters, along with others in the recording industry, for their quot;artistic achievements, technical proficiency and overall excellencequot; #150; by industry peers, without regard to sales or chart position. But like other groups that depend on the mass public for...