GRAMMY AWARDS: Bruno and Kendrick Steal the Show
Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar took home the most hardware at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, splitting all of the major awards -- and delivering some of the hottest performances as well.
Bruno collected six trophies, including Song of the Year for “That’s What I Like” and Record of the Year for “24K Magic,” while Kendrick notched five, including wins for Rap Album of the Year for DAMN and Best Rap Song and Best Music Video for "HUMBLE."
Other notable winners included Ed Sheeran, who was a no-show despite victories for Best Solo Pop Performance and Pop Album of the Year, and Alessia Cara, who took home the Best New Artist honor, which she accepted with a reminder to viewers that there are great unknown artists to be sought out.
Kendrick Lamar kicked off the show with one of the biggest spectacles the Grammy stage has seen in recent years, replete with shooting flames, waving flags, a camo-clad dance mob and a cameo from Bono – all under the credit “This is a satire by Kendrick Lamar.”
Lady Gaga followed that with a 180-degree turn, stripping “Joanne” down to a spare ballad, which she performed alone, in a white dress, seated at a pure white piano, followed by a stark verse of “Million Reasons.”
Sam Smith, dressed in a lab coat, brought in a choir to ramp up the emotional punch of his hit “Pray.”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee didn’t seem to miss Justin Bieber during a spot-on version of “Despacito,” replacing him with a slew of scantily-clad dancing girls -- kind of surprising, given the anti-sexual-harassment white roses on just about every dress and lapel in the crowd.
Pink, who wowed the crowd a few years back by swinging from the ceiling during “Glitter in the Air,” stopped the show again -- this time using just her voice, and a sign-language interpreter -- with “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken.”
Host James Corden added levity to the proceedings by taking Carpool Karaoke to the New York City subway with Shaggy and Sting, who reunited onstage for a medley highlighted by the Police man’s ‘80s solo hit “Englishman in New York.”
Bruno Mars, who is always good for a bit of spectacle, didn’t disappoint, going full track-suit for a fist-pumping take on “Finesse” that let him and his Hooligans show off a full range of dance moves. Cardi B showed off her “assets,” too, stripping down to bra and hot pants for her verses.
Miley Cyrus, who might’ve competed with that outfit a few years back, wore a ball gown for her duet with Elton John on “Tiny Dancer” – a celebration of his 50th year in the spotlight.
The evening was peppered with emotional interludes. Maren Morris, Eric Church and the Brothers Osborne, all of whom were at the Las Vegas festival where a shooter killed nearly 60 people, united to sing Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven,” while Chris Stapleton(who won three Grammys at the show) and Emmylou Harris paid homage to the late Tom Petty and other stars who died in the past year with a version of Petty's “Wildflowers.”
This year's in memoriam segment closed with Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who committed suicide over the summer -- an issue addressed in the song that followed, Logic's "1-800-273-8255." That, for those who don't know, is the actual number of the National Suicide Hotline.
Kesha may have packed the most punch of all, gathering Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Bebe Rexha and a slew of other women, all clad in pristine white, to back her on the bloodied-but-unbroken ballad “Praying,” which became a #TimesUp theme in the wake of her long, painful battle with producer Dr. Luke.
- Song of the Year: Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
- Record of the Year: Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
- Album of the Year: Bruno Mars 24K Magic
- Best Pop Vocal Album: Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide)
- Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Portugal, The Man “Feel It Still”
- Best Music Video: Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
- Best New Artist: Alessia Cara
GRAMMY AWARDS: Complete Winners List
The 2018 Grammy Awards have just wrapped up. Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and Chris Stapleton got the most wins. Here's a list of all the winners:
Record of the Year: Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
Album of the Year: Bruno Mars 24K Magic
Song of the Year: (Award goes to songwriter(s). Artist names in parentheses.) “That's What I Like” Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (Bruno Mars)
Best New Artist: Alessia Cara
Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Various Artists Tony Bennett Celebrates 90
Best Pop Vocal Album: Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide)
Best Dance Recording: LCD Soundsystem “Tonite”
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Kraftwerk 3-D the Catalogue
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Jeff Lorber Fusion Prototype
Best Rock Performance: Leonard Cohen “You Want It Darker”
Best Metal Performance: Mastodon “Sultan’s Curse”
Best Rock Song: “Run” Foo Fighters (Foo Fighters)
Best Rock Album: The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding
Best Alternative Music Album: The National Sleep Well Beast
Best R&B Performance: Bruno Mars “That's What I Like”
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Childish Gambino “Redbone”
Best R&B Song: “That's What I Like” Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (Bruno Mars)
Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd Starboy
Best R&B Album: Bruno Mars 24K Magic
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
Best Rap/Sung Performance: Kendrick Lamar f/ Rihanna “LOYALTY.”
Best Rap Song: “HUMBLE.” K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II(Kendrick Lamar)
Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Best Country Solo Performance: Chris Stapleton “Either Way”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Little Big Town “Better Man”
Best Country Song: “Broken Halos” Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton)
Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton From A Room: Volume 1
Best Gospel Performance/Song: CeCe Winans “Never Have to Be Alone”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Hillsong Worship “What a Beautiful Name”
Best Gospel Album: CeCe Winans Let Them Fall in Love
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Zach Williams Chain Breaker
Best Roots Gospel Album: Reba McEntire Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope
Best Latin Pop Album: Shakira El Dorado
Best American Roots Performance: Alabama Shakes “Killer Diller Blues”
Best American Roots Song: “If We Were Vampires” Jason Isbell (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit)
Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit The Nashville Sound
Best Bluegrass Album [tie] The Infamous Stringdusters Laws of Gravity and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage All The Rage - In Concert Volume One
Best Traditional Blues Album: Rolling Stones Blue & Lonesome
Best Contemporary Blues Album: Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' TajMo
Best Folk Album: Aimee Mann Mental Illness
Best Reggae Album: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley Stony Hill
Best Children's Album: Lisa Loeb Feel What U Feel
Best Spoken Word Album: Carrie Fisher The Princess Diarist
Best Comedy Album: Dave Chappelle The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas
Best Musical Theater Album: Dear Evan Hansen
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: La La Land
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: La La Land
Best Song Written for Visual Media: “How Far I'll Go” Lin-Manuel Miranda (Auli'i Cravalho)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: “Putin” Randy Newman (Randy Newman)
Best Recording Package: [tie] El Orisha De La Rosa (Magín Díaz) and Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition) (Father John Misty)
Best Album Notes: Lynell George Otis Redding Live at the Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: 24K Magic (Bruno Mars)
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Greg Kurstin
Best Remixed Recording: “You Move (Latroit Remix)” Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode)
Best Music Video: Kendrick Lamar “Humble.”
Best Music Film: The Defiant Ones
Now buzzing on Facebook and Twitter.
#GRAMMYs: Fans are reacting to the winners and losers.
Kendrick Lamar: He took on Trump, DACA and gender equality at The Grammys and won five awards.
Kesha: She moved herself -- and many others -- to tears while performing "Praying" at The Grammys.
Childish Gambino: Donald Glover -- along with his guest vocalist JD McCrary, who plays Simba in the live-action Lion King -- wowed the crowd.
Dave Chappelle: He won his first Grammy and appeared on the show during Kendrick Lamar's epic performance.
Carrie Fisher: Her daughter Billie Lourd responded to her late mom's Grammy win for Best Spoken Word Album with a sweet Instagram post.
#TimesUp: The movement got a big push at The Grammys with Janelle Monae's speech and Kesha's moving performance.
ALEC BALDWIN: Blasts Dylan Farrow
Alec Baldwin continued his defense of Woody Allen over the weekend.
Last week the actor called Dylan Farrow's sexual abuse allegations against her adopted father "unfair and sad." On Sunday, he went further and compared Dylan to Mayella Ewell, the character in To Kill a Mockingbird, who falsely accuses an African-American man of rape. Alec tweeted, "[One] of the most effective things Dylan Farrow has in her arsenal is the 'persistence of emotion.' Like Mayella in [To Kill a Mockingbird], her tears/exhortations [are] meant [to] shame u [into] belief in her story. But I need more than that before I destroy [someone], regardless of their fame. I need a lot more."
He also wrote, "To say that @RealDylanFarrow is telling the truth is to say that (brother) @MosesFarrow is lying. Which of Mia’s kids got the honesty gene and which did not?" Moses Farrow claims the allegations are untue.
Baldwin finished with "If my defense of Woody Allen offends you, it’s real simple. Unfollow. Condemn. Move on."
He also shared a Sunday New York Times article asking if Woody Allen can work in Hollywood again. Rumor has it Amazon is about to dump the director's next movie, A Rainy Day in New York.
SCOTT BAIO: Denies Molesting His Charles in Charge Co-Star
Scott Baio denies molesting his Charles in Charge co-star Nicole Eggert.
In a Facebook Live video on Saturday, the 57-year-old actor fought back against the allegations, which the actress made earlier on Twitter. Then on Sunday, Baio released letters his lawyers sent to the Dr. Oz TV show that he claims is “evidence” he had consensual sex with Eggert. “Please review this letter carefully,” he writes. “The evidence it contains proves beyond doubt that she initiated our one and only sexual contact and that it was well after she turned 18.”
That “evidence” comes from an interview in which Eggert said Baio took her virginity after Charles in Charge ended in 1990, which would have made her 18.
On Saturday, Eggert tweeted, “Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep.” She added in a since-deleted tweet, “It started when I was 14. Wasn’t a one-time deal.” Eggert says Baio first molested her in a garage at his house when she was 14 and the abuse continued until she was 17.
Eggert first made these claims against Baio in 2012 and 2013.
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: Tuesdays With Stormy
Tuesday night is offering up some must-see TV -- and things could get a little stormy.
On the same night that Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address, Jimmy Kimmel will interview Stormy Daniels -- the porn star who allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006 and gave a detailed account of their sexual encounter in a 2011 interview with In Touch Weekly. Kimmel tweeted Thursday night, "I am pleased to announce that the very gifted @StormyDaniels will be on #Kimmel Tuesday 1/30 after the #StateOfTheUnion. I have MANY QUESTIONS! #MAGA."
The late Carrie Fisher won the Best Spoken Word Album award at Sunday's Grammys pre-telecast for her memoir The Princess Diarist. This was her first Grammy.
Omarosa is returning to reality TV. The former White House staffer will participate in the next Celebrity Big Brother. Her housemates include Brandi Glanville, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Mark McGrath and Metta World Peace. The new season kicks off February 7th on CBS. (Variety)
Actress Lainie Kazan has accepted a plea deal in her shoplifting case and will avoid jail. The star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding will participate in a Neighborhood Justice Program instead of going to court or pleading guilty. Lainie was accused of stealing from a Gelson’s grocery store in L.A. (TMZ)
Three more women have accused Jeremy Piven of sexual misconduct. That brings the total to eight. The Entourage star denies all the claims and points out that he passed a lie detector test after the first round of accusations late last year. (BuzzFeed News)
Warner Bros. has hired Oculus director Mike Flanagan to helm and rewrite the script for Doctor Sleep, a sequel to Stephen King's The Shining.
1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure - $23.5 million
2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - $16.4 million
3. Hostiles - $10.2 million
4. The Greatest Showman - $9.5 million
5. The Post - $8.9 million
Maze Runner: The Death Cure has ended the three-week reign of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at the box office. The third and final Maze Runner opened at number-one with $23.5 million. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle dropped to second with $16.4 million, raising its total to $338.1 million.
After going into wide release, Hostiles landed in third with $10.2 million. The period drama stars Christian Bale.
The Greatest Showman climbed from fifth to fourth with $9.5 million.
The Post went from fourth to fifth with $8.9 million.
After receiving a leading 13 Oscar nominations last week, The Shape of Water rocketed from 16th to eight with $5.7 million.
GRAMMYS: What's in That $20,000 Swag Bag?
It's no secret that the celebrities who attend lavish Hollywood celebrations typically receive with some pretty awesome swag, and the Grammy Awards are no exception. With more than 40 freebies inside, this year's Grammy swag bag is worth over $20,000.
So, what's inside the massive duffel bag? Here are just a few highlights:
- $8850 - A certificate for a week's worth of spa services at California luxury resort Golden Door Spa
- $5100 - Private mixology classes from NYC's Liquor Lab
- $4500 - A full-face skin rejuvenation procedure from NYC's Nurse Gigi
- $1900 - Dental services from Smile Direct Club
- $500 - Media training classes specifically geared to improving Teleprompter skills
- $400 - A custom acoustic Epiphone guitar
- $300 - A WiFi pet feeder, which allows owners to watch, speak to and feed fur-babies in real time when not at home
And that's just scratching the surface! Every winner gets a limited-edition $1200 Bulova watch made from the same alloy as the Gramophone trophy. (Money)