Awards

Feb
10
Pharrell and His Hat Step Out to Oscar Nominee Luncheon

Pharrell and Sandra Bullock

All eyes were on Pharrell and his famous hat while attending the 86th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on Monday. In addition to rocking the grey Vivienne Westwood creation, the Grammy-winning producer completed his casual look with jeans and drawn-on adidas Stan Smith sneakers.

He mingled with his fellow nominees including Sandra Bullock and posed for the annual Oscar nominee portrait alongside Lupita Nyong’o and Cate Blanchett.

Earlier in the morning, the “Happy” hitmaker appeared on “KTLA Morning News,” where he discussed his Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for “Happy” from Despicable Me 2.

“I did nine songs trying to get it right,” said Pharrell. “It was only until I ran out of ideas is when I was able to ask myself one more time with a clear mind ’cause I had no more ideas. It was like, ‘Man, how do I write a song about this guy just being happy and just being in this relentless mood?’ And there was the answer in the question.”

He will perform his top 10 hit at the Oscars on March 2.

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Jan
28
Pharrell, Alicia Keys, & John Legend Salute Beatles at Grammy Tribute

Pharrell and Helen Lasichanh

A day after the Grammys, music’s biggest stars united once again to pay tribute to the Beatles at the taping of “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles” at the L.A. Convention Center on Monday night.

After taking the Grammys by storm, Pharrell and his Vivienne Westwood hat made a second appearance, along with his wife Helen Lasichanh. The Producer of the Year also hit the stage to perform “Here Comes the Sun” with country star Brad Paisley.

Alicia Keys and John Legend teamed up for “Let It Be,” Katy Perry performed “Yesterday,” and Ed Sheeran played guitar while singing “In My Life.”

Other performers included Stevie Wonder, John Mayer and Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Gary Clark Jr. and Joe Walsh, and The Eurythmics. Beatles legends Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr also performed the Fab Four’s classics.

The show will air February 9 at 8 p.m. on CBS, exactly 50 years after the Beatles made their U.S. television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

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Jan
28
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Talk ‘Emotional’ Grammy Performance on ‘Ellen’

Ryan Lewis, Macklemore, and Ellen

Fresh off their four wins at the Grammys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis returned to where it started. The hip-hop duo, who made their first appearance on “Ellen” in 2012, spoke about their headline-making Grammy performance, where 33 couples including Ryan Lewis’ sister were married onstage while they performed “Same Love.”

“I got emotional during rehearsal and I got emotional during the performance,” admitted Macklemore.

Queen Latifah officiated the ceremony, while Madonna performed “Open Your Heart.” “She was so gracious to come and share the stage, and killed it,” he said of the pop queen, adding, “Still don’t have her cell phone number.”

Ellen also delved into their personal relationships. Macklemore is engaged to his longtime girlfriend and tour manager, Tricia Davis, who’s been with him from the start.

His fiancée got emotional when the group won for Best New Artist. “She broke down into tears and I was like, ‘We’re definitely being watched by like 30 million people right now,’” he said.

Next up, the Seattle duo will attend Sunday’s Super Bowl, where they will be rooting for the Seahawks. In honor of their Grammy wins, Ellen presented them with their own hilarious jerseys.

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Jan
27
Ciara Debuts New Song ‘Anytime’ at Grammy After-Party

Ciara

Despite being pregnant, Ciara still delivered a stellar performance at last night’s Official GRAMMY After-Party at the L.A. Convention Center. With her baby bump on display, the mom-to-be performed her hits and debuted a brand new ballad called “Anytime,” which she dedicated to her fans.

“As you may know, I’m working on my new album now and I’ve got some really cool stuff going on,” CiCi told the crowd.

She collaborated with her fiancé on the personal song. “Baby, I’ll go to war for you / Baby, I’ll give the stars to you,” she sings, while Future’s vocals can be heard in the background.

In an interview with “E! News” before her performance, she gushed about the Atlanta rapper. “He’s the best, literally like my best friend and so sweet. He’s been the best support I could have,” said Ciara. “He’s been to every doctor visit with me, so it’s been really cool.”

See CiCi debut her sweet dedication live.

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Jan
27
Meek Mill Hosts Wild Grammy After-Party with Drake, Trey Songz, & Keyshia Cole

Meek Mill, Diddy, Jermaine Dupri, Bow Wow, and Nelly

Meek Mill took his partying to the next level. Following Sunday’s Grammys, the MMG rapper hosted the craziest event of Grammy weekend—complete with a superstar guest list and even wild animals. Drake, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, and Kevin Hart were shuttled to a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, where they partied with pals including Diddy, Rick Ross, Wale, and Nelly.

Camels and lions roamed the property while guests sipped Ace of Spades and DJ Mustard provided the evening’s soundtrack.

The party, which reportedly cost $200,000, went until 5 a.m. before the cops shut it down. Hundreds of guests were left stranded after their cars were towed for being illegally parked.

“Meeks party was CRAZY last night!” tweeted Sevyn Streeter.

Check out pics from the wild night below.

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Jan
27
Grammy Candids: Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Lorde, Bruno Mars

Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Pharrell

In addition to Jay Z’s “gold sippy cup” speech and Pharrell’s fashion statement, there were plenty of other Twitter-worthy moments that were not televised during Sunday’s Grammys.

After performing “Drunk in Love,” a proud Jay Z walked backstage with one hand around Beyoncé. The couple showed PDA while seated in the front row. They also met up with Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton, as well as Pharrell, who bowed in Bey’s presence.

With a glass of cognac in hand, Jay celebrated his wins with Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell. Two-time Grammy winner Lorde was all smiles as she posed for pics with Beyoncé and Taylor Swift.

“very proud of @taylorswift13 tonight,” tweeted the “Royals” singer. “One of the most masterful performers i’ve seen.”

Prior to his performance at next weekend’s Super Bowl, Bruno Mars took in the show with his girlfriend, model-actress Jessica Caban, and won a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Check out all these golden moments and more below.

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Jan
27
Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar: ‘You Got Robbed’

Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar

Despite his four wins at Sunday’s Grammys, Macklemore is feeling remorse. The “Thrift Shop” rapper admits that his competitor Kendrick Lamar was robbed of his awards and is bearing the blame.

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