2009 Grammy Winners: The Fogey’s Curse Strikes Again!

While Scandalist is proud to announce that we predicted seventeen of last night’s Grammy winners, we’re still a little embarrassed. We couldn’t have guessed that the NARAS would pick the lesser-known Adele over Duffy for two awards, or that they’d love John Mayer‘s Rock Vocal even more than Bruce Springsteen‘s. But we’re disappointed that we underestimated the Fogey’s Curse. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss were a lock for Album Of The Year, but five awards for five nominations?  We’ll never doubt you again, aging voters!

Here are some of last night’s big winners.

  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, “Please Read The Letter”

The pair took home Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best Pop Collaboration, Best Country Collaboration and Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album. Talk about crossing genres.

  • Adele, “Chasing Pavements”

Adele’s sales may be smaller than Duffy’s, but she still won Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

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Baby Tiger: Hear Him Roar!

Golf stud Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordegren have welcomed a new baby – a boy named Charlie Axel Woods!

Tiger wrote on his website, “Elin and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Charlie Axel Woods, who was born on February 8, 2009. Both Charlie and Elin are doing great and we want to thank everyone for their sincere best wishes and kind thoughts. Sam is very excited to be a big sister and we feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful family. I also want to thank our doctors, nurses, and the hospital staff for their personal and professional care. We look forward to introducing Charlie to you at the appropriate time, and again thanks from all of us for your kindness and support.”

This is Tiger and Elin’s second child. Their daughter Sam was born in June of 2007.

Tiger missed the Buick Invitational Tournament in Torrey Pines, CA as he was awaiting the arrival of his new son who he said, “…takes precedence over anything I do golf-wise.” [Source:; Photo: Getty Images]


Blink-182 Back Together, May Open For Green Day

Four years after an acrimonious split, Blink-182 announced at the Grammys last night that they’re returning to the studio to record another album.  Guitarist Tom DeLonge left the group in 2005 to start Angels & Airwaves, leaving bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker to record as +44. Bad blood brewed between the factions until Barker’s near-fatal November plane crash inspired DeLonge to reach out to his former bandmates.

While Hoppus and Barker have announced solo albums and Angels & Airwaves plans to continue,  the trio’s attentions will be focused on recording and preparing for a summer tour. Rumors are already brewing that the group will hit the road with 2002 tourmates Green Day, who are also working on a new album. While Barker’s arm sling and DeLonge detached demeanor during their announcement suggest that the details may not be fully worked out, Hoppus (“Blink-182 are back!”) may have enough enthusiasm for the whole group.

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Top 10 Hottest Grammy GILFS [Grammy Stars We'd Like To F*ck]

The Grammys threw its best awards show in recent memory last night — despite last-minute cancellations by Chris Brown and Rihanna, both of whom were scheduled to perform. Jennifer Hudson‘s highly emotional singing helped fill the void as did an excellent set by a very pregant M.I.A. But we loved this year’s show mostly because the celebrities looked so damn hot! Could anyone have sexier legs than Carrie Underwood? Who would make a better object of a 1920s-inspired wet dream than Katy Perry? Even nine-months-pregnant M.I.A. got our blood boiling and stoked our imaginations. Yeah, we’re that dirty. Check out our Top 10 Most Hideous Grammy Outfits, then feast your eyes on our Hottest Grammy GWILFS

10. M.I.A.

Is it wrong for us to be attracted to a woman who is nine months pregnant and wearing a cow costume? If so, we’re worried about the salvation of our souls. Oh Mamma MIA!

9. Paris Hilton

They say she’s a skank, but Paris Hilton looks 100% sophisticated and sexy to us.

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Chris and Rihanna: His Abusive Past, The Rumors Surrounding Their Violent Fight

New details have come into play against the case against Chris Brown, who posted his $50,000 bail last night after being arrested Sunday for making criminal threats. The singer is also under investigation for domestic violence, allegedly against his girlfriend Rihanna, and cops say additional charges may still be filed. The woman involved in the altercation is still listed as “unidentified.”

Interestingly enough, Brown spoke to Giant magazine in 2007 witnessing his step-father abuse his own mother as a kid. “He used to hit my mom,” Chris apparently told the magazine. “He made me terrified all the time, terrified like I had to pee on myself. I remember one night he made her nose bleed. I was crying and thinking, ‘I’m just gonna go crazy on him one day . . . ‘ I hate him to this day.”

The singer – who heads to court on March 5th – also told the magazine that at the time, he encouraged his mother not to go to the authorities about the violence. “Don’t go to no cops pressing no charges,” Brown said, recalling their conversation. “Like we don’t do that in the hood.”

The internet is obviously buzzing with talk about what fueled his alleged (and atrocious) act of violence, and the rumor we’re hearing is that the fight started over Rihanna supposedly giving Chris herpes. Still, there’s no rumor ugly enough that could justify him hitting any lady.  [Photos: WireImage]

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Peaches Geldof To Divorce

We can barely muster the enthusiasm to type this, so obvious was it from the moment it happened, but, guess what? Irritating British socialite Peaches Geldof is to divorce her husband Max Drummey! Never! Youre joking! Etc. Even more infuriating is the press statement she’s issued to confirm the news. As if it was a real marriage, or something.

After much soul-searching we have made the mutual decision to end our marriage and have agreed to go our separate ways. Our parting is amicable and both of us still respect and care about each other immensely. There were no other people involved in this decision and we both look forward to a future as good friends.”

How noble of you both. Congratulations on making it so far in the first place. Now please find a less immature way of getting attention next time, Peaches. And perhaps searching out a good tattoo removal place for that Max inking on your wrist could be a good first step as a single girl? [Photo: Splash News Online]


Dita Advises Sex In Credit Crunch Times, But Not Threesomes

We’re big fans of burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese, which is why it’s heartening to hear she’s back in the saddle, so to speak. After spending a year celibate following her divorce from Marilyn Manson, she reckons now she’s turned into a right perv.

“Let’s say I’m enjoying myself at the moment. I have suddenly become quite lecherous and it’s fun. I absolutely adore good sex. Like anyone, I think about sex a lot and let’s face it, in times like these it’s one thing you can really enjoy because it doesn’t cost a thing, she tells Fabulous magazine.

However, we should also take heed and not go too crazy on the old indoor activities. Apparently, making it more than a couple party is so not the way to go.

When I was younger I used to think I’d be the best girlfriend I could and invite a female friend for a threesome, but it always backfired. I’d suggest thinking about other ways to make sex exciting, she counsels.

Thanks Dita! We love you. But how did the threesomes always backfire? The mind boggles. [Photo: Getty Images]


Eddie Murphy Pays Up Instead Of Being A Proper Father

There is such a thing as karma, y’all. After demonstrating perhaps the most insulting humiliation upon his babymama Melanie B by publicly doubting his paternity of their daughter Angel, Eddie Murphy is now paying some of that bad behavior back. In cold, hard, cash. The News of the World reports that Eddie will be paying $50,000 a month in support for his daughter until she turns 18, working out at around $10 million in total.

Mel is delighted that the case is over as she just wanted what was right for her girl. It was never about money it was Mel’s way of asking Eddie to show consideration for Angel, reports the paper.

It also claims Eddie has now agreed to see his 20-month-old daughter. ?Golf claps?. Now that’s fatherhood, eh? [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Sharon Stone Freaks Us Out At The BAFTAs

Is Sharon Stone taking a leaf out of Michael Phelps‘ book? Of course, we not seriously suggesting she took a healthy toke before striding out on stage at this year’s BAFTAs but WTF was going on? Gazing somewhere approximately six feet above the camera, speaking ve-eee-r-y slowly as if us Brits wouldn’t be able to understand her and putting emphasis on the oddest words, meant her appearance was 40 seconds of cringe-fest of the highest order.

Well, this is the woman who did allegedly want to Botox her own son’s feet … [Photo: Getty Images]


Angie And Brad Would Rather Be Anywhere Than The BAFTAs

We speculated last week whether Angelina Jolie had turned into a fembot, and after watching her and Brad Pitt‘s series of non-reactions at last night’s BAFTAs, we’re seriously worried that it might be true. Either this pair had just had a row before coming in or they’re really lacking any sense of humor. Starring glassy-eyed throughout the whole proceedings and failing to raise even a perfunctory smile at host Jonathan Ross’s (admittedly lame) gags, we were seriously spooked by the robot-like twosome.

Maybe it was because Angelina knew her film Changeling didn’t stand a chance of winning any awards. Or because Benjamin Button was also a bit of a film-filler that night. Or because Angie realized trying to tart up her normal monochrome fashion palette with a dash of canary yellow handkerchief was ill-advised. Or because they’re not actually real people but are genetically-created stunning superstar androids! Yes, that must be it. [Photo: Getty Images]