Beyoncé Becomes First Woman To Win 6 Grammys

Though most of the world has tired of Beyoncé, the Grammys committee decided to gift her with 6 Grammys. Congratulations, however chances are all that comes to anyone’s mind is Halo, which was not written by her (but well-sung) and the annoying Single Ladies, which for some was “empowering” but annoying. Every song Lady Gaga came out with last year on her album and its re-released version were amazing or at least, they were different enough to stand on their own as individual singles. Why was she forgotten?

Artists seem to be losing themselves in each other in that no one is able to differentiate between them nowadays. One catchy poppy tune is quickly replaced by another so it makes no sense that the Grammy committee votes blindly and decides to award artists of the industry with these generic and predictable sounds in their music. They support a narrow manufactured image consulting their own ‘professional’ opinions on what they assume to be the ‘best‘ albums of the year and it’s quite sad.

The Grammys for this year were a disappointment due to the mediocre musical performances and lack of excitability factor, more emphasis on the latter.

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Grammy Album Of The Year Winner Taylor Swift Performing With Stevie Nicks

Lady Gaga should have won more than 2 Grammys especially if she has set a record by gaining five number 1 singles from a single album, something unprecedented.

However, even though most people would credit Taylor Swift’s success to Kanye West’s interruption of her MTV acceptance speech (and they would be right), she sold the most albums last year out of anyone, even Gaga. Yet, this is also thanks to Kayne West. Initially not many people seemed to know who she was before the ‘incident’ but now, everyone knows who she is.

In any case, tonight she performed with Stevie Nicks. Stevie Nicks was great while Taylor has a long way to go.

Tragic Grammys, Unoriginal Fashion And Gems



Oh there was failure all around in big red, garish packages except for Katy Perry who looked elegant with her beautiful bindi and Lady Gaga with her originality and faboosh (and 5 or 6 costume changes).

You Oughta Know

Tonight, Beyoncé performed If I Were A Boy and You Oughta Know for this year’s Grammys. Personally, it was okay but it was a generic performance and nothing out of the ordinary for her so the performance was ‘predictable’. However, out of the two songs, You Oughta Know was sung better.

But, nothing can compare to Alanis’ own performance of her song.

It must be that Canadian allure ;)

Federer Wins Australian Open


28-year-old Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray in the Australian Open yesterday. The father of two divulged to reporters, “I think I played some of my best tennis these last two weeks, especially the final yesterday against Murray. The win was exceptional and the performance from my side, so it makes me very happy and eager to await what’s to come this year.”

“As you grow older you enjoy the victories even more, you try to savour them as long as possible because you never know when it could be your last, even though I’m sure I have much more left in me.”

Of course he has much more left in him!

Go Federer Go!

Betty White: SAG’s Lifetime Achievement Award


Recognized for her lifetime contributions to TV and film, Betty White has also been a lifelong humanitarian. Yesterday, she accepted the Screen Actors Guild award for Lifetime Achievement presented by Sandra Bullock.

Meryl Streep And Sandra Bullock Making Out At The Critics Choice Awards 2010

Our favourite actresses gone to bat for the other side? What is going on?

Bradley Cooper seems to be enjoying himself thoroughly.It turns out the both of them TIED for the Best Actress Award and this was them kissing and making-up due to their apparent feud. There was never any feud, please.

Personally, we think the both of them can kiss til’ the Sun comes down. They can do NO wrong.

Eugene Levy To Receive ACTRA Award Of Excellence

Canadian Eugene Levy will receive the annually-given award January 21st at the Canadian residence of David Fransen, Canada’s consul general in Los Angeles.

As a member of the Order of Canada and Canada’s Walk of Fame among his long list of cinematic contributions, we applaud Levy.

Yayy!

Ellie Goulding Tops The BBC’s Sounds of 2010

We might not know this singer/songwriter from Hereford, England but we love her. She has just been named Number 1 on BBC’s Sounds of 2010

Kinda reminds us of another singer who we can’t quite put our finger on. Perhaps we are thinking of Dragonette?

Hmm

In any case, congratz!

What A Fun Night It Was At The People’s Choice Awards

And Sandra Bullock, well-deserved!

Precious Leads NAACP awards With 8 Nominations

Not surprising even Mariah’s being recognized!

With the captivating performance she gave in her portrayal of a social worker despite her limited screen-time, the woman deserves an Oscar. Last night however she won an award at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

Good it wasn’t for her brilliant speech making. Craazy.

Also the NAACP awards nominated her, Mo’Nique and Paula Patton in the best supporting actress category.

Gabourey Sidebe was separately nominated in the best actress category competing with the likes of  Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side(YES!), Sophie Okonedo in Skin (DOUBLE YES!), Taraji P. Henson in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself and Anika Noni Rose for her vocal performance in the animated feature The Princess and the Frog(Très Good).

Precious earned a nomination for Best Picture along with The Blind Side, Invictus, Michael Jackson’s This is It and The Princess and the Frog. It also was nominated for Best Independent Picture, alongside Amreeka, American Violet, Endgame and Medicine for Melancholy. (Independent.. with Oprah!)

Lee Daniels was picked for best director while Geoffrey Fletcher was nominated for best screenplay in his adaptation of the novel to the big screen.

The NAACP awards will be given on the 26th of February, not solely for films but also for television, music and literature.

Delphic on BBC’s Sound of 2010 Top 3

Delphic is a trio from Manchester, England mixing indie guitars and euphoric electronica

And they currently hold third place in BBC’s Sound of 2010

Makes you feel like you’re on a psychedelic-coloured plane, doesn’t it

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