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A Field Guide To Bon Iver

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Last night, Bon Iver took home the Grammy for Best New Artist, and almost immediately the Internet began asking, “Who the fuck is Bon Iver?” Thoroughly charmed by his self-aggrandizing, slightly annoyed acceptance speech (hipsters don’t let hipsters win awards)? Yeah, we thought so. Below, we tell you everything you need to know about Bon Iver to seem like you care. Which you totally don’t, right?

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Lady Gaga On The “Born This Way” And “Express Yourself” Parallels


Ever since the Grammys, when Lady Gaga debuted “Born This Way” live, people have been commenting on how the track sounds a whole lot like Madonna‘s “Express Yourself”—it has a similar spoken-word intro and the same sentiment, not to mention that Gaga’s long ponytail for the performance was very Blonde Ambition. (Nevermind the fact that, when accepting her award that night, Gaga said she wrote the song with Whitney Houston in mind — random!) Last night, Gaga talked to Jay Leno about the controversy and got a little verklempt when she talked about Madonna. She said, looking close to tears, “There is really no one that is a more adoring or loving Madonna fan than me. I am the hugest fan personally and professionally.” She went on to say that Madonna’s camp called to say they love the song. So, case closed? [Gossip Cop] Keep reading »

Everything You Need To Know About Esperanza Spalding

Forget Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez. Justin Bieber fans have a new person to hate—Esperanza Spalding. Justin was widely favored to win the Grammy for Best New Artist last night, but instead, the award went to Esperanza, who many people hadn’t even heard of her until her name was called. So who is she? After the jump, everything you need to know about Esperanza. Keep reading »

Ke$ha Suggests Brushing Your Teeth With Jack Daniels

“Jack Daniels is an anti-bacterial and it’s way better than morning breath. Let me put it this way, if you wake up naked in a bathtub and you have the choice between rinsing out with Jack Daniels or trying to make out with some dude with morning breath, I would recommend picking up the Jack.”

Ke$ha defends her lyric in “Tik Tok,” “Before I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack.” Uh, I think she should probably consult a dentist on this. Also, how often does one wake up naked and in a bathtub? [Huffington Post]

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6 Reasons To Watch The Grammys

It’s mid-February and award season malaise is already hitting us hard. With the Oscars so close on our radars, it’s hard to get too exited about Sunday night’s annual Grammy Awards. Bashing the Grammys is something of a sport—when the nominations were bestowed in December, we noted how ridiculous it is that many classic albums of 2010 wouldn’t be considered because they dropped after the September 30th deadline and that the nominees in the rock/metal/hard rock categories seemed straight out of the ’90s. But still, you should still watch because, well, you should. After the jump, five SIX! reasons not to miss the Grammy Awards. Keep reading »

Vampire Weekend And The Black Keys Have A Sell-Out-Off


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On last night’s “Colbert Report,” Stephen invited Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend on to figure out who should win this year’s Grammy for best alternative album. To settle the score, Colbert challenged the two bands to a “sell-out-off.” While the Keys have a Victoria’s Secret and Zales commercial under their belt, Vampire Weekend boasts commercials for Honda and Tommy Hilfiger. As Colbert notes, “Clearly, you have both equally whored out your music.” So true! [Comedy Central] Keep reading »

What We Liked And Hated About The Grammy Nominations

Last night, the Grammy Nominations Concert tried its best to distract us from “Top Chef: All-Stars” and “Celebrity Rehab 4.” It was unsuccessful, but I did DVR the special and fast forward through it this morning. LL Cool J hosted and, nestled among the nomination announcements, there were performances by Katy Perry, an oddly old-looking Justin Bieber, Miranda Lambert, and Bruno Mars. After the jump, three things that made me happy about the 2010 Grammy lineup and three things that made me sad.
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Snooki Should Become A Regular On The Red Carpet

Will we ever get sick of Snooki? Perhaps, but we aren’t there yet. The “Jersey Shore” star did red carpet interviews at last weekend’s Grammys, including this priceless conversation with the guys from Phoenix. Snooki requests they sing a song, tells Laurent Brancowitz he looks like Edward Cullen, and asks them what they call guidos in France. If her reality TV career doesn’t stick, Snooki should become a regular at awards shows. Red carpet interviews would be so much more interesting with her interrogating celebrities. [Videogum] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Beyonce Breaks A Grammy Record For Female Artists

  • Beyonce broke a record for female performers last night at the Grammy’s when she took home six — count ‘em, six! — awards. [Parade]
  • Kathryn Bigelow, director of “The Hurt Locker,” became the first woman ever to win the top prize from the Director’s Guild of America on Saturday. [New York Times]
  • Last week all of Washington, D.C., from politicians to journalists, gathered to celebrate ace reporter Helen Thomas‘ 50th year covering the White House. Thomas began covering the presidential politics for UPI when President Eisenhower was in office and later became the first woman to head a White House Bureau for a wire news service. Since 2000, Thomas has been a columnist for the Hearst News Service. [NPR]

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Mariah Carey Gives The Grammys The Finger

Mariah Carey is really sick of being shafted by the Grammys — she’s been nominated 21 times, but has only won five awards. So this year, the songbird has basically told the Grammy people to kiss it where the sun don’t shine. Mariah pushed back the release of her album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, to Sept. 29, one day after the Grammy cut-off date. The album’s first single, “Obsessed,” debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 at No. 11, so don’t try to theorize that the album is garbage and Mariah’s trying to save face. She doesn’t need the Grammy accolades because her career has been successful with only five awards. Plus, she’s kind of throwing a bone to Whitney Houston, whose first album in seven years will be released Sept. 1. Who’s a diva now? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

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