Grammy Awards 2012

by (@shalapitcher)

Lil Kim To Nicki Minaj: I Know You Are, But What Am I?

At this rate, the Nicki Minaj vs. Lil Kim beef could keep us entertained for years to come. The feuding hip-hop ladies both released singles this week, and Kim stopped by Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, ostensibly to promote hers, “If You Love Me.” Of course, fellow guest Willie Geist asked what Kim thought of the Grammy performance by a “hip-hop artist who kind of rips off your style”? “Who?” Kim asked, sarcastically saying that it “slipped past” her. But then when host Andy Cohen said viewers sent in a number of questions about Nicki’s “Stupid Hoe” — assumed to be a direct dis of Kim — the Queen Bee got a little more direct.

“I’m pretty sure I feel the same way everybody else feels right about now,” she began. “If you have to make a song called ‘Stupid Hoe,’ you must be a stupid ho.” (And if you release a mixtape showing yourself sitting beside the disembodied head of your rival, what does that make you? Hmmm.)

In non-beef news, Kim shared a very sweet story about sitting next to Whitney Houston on an airplane and getting her ear talked off by the late diva.

Related: Nicki Minaj’s Grammys Performance: What Did You Think?

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by (@hallekiefer)

Adele Is One Beautiful “Bitter Witch” On The Cover Of Vogue

Adele’s Vogue cover is so dreamy, what with her amazing cleavage and gigantic eyelashes, that we’re going to ignore the obvious Photoshop nip tuck they gave her torso. Seriously, who do they think they’re fooling? We know what Adele’s arms look like: ours. We’re also going to ignore the singer’s promise never to write a break-up song again, but only because the idea fills us with despair. “No one’s got to be brave. It’s not like, ‘You f— me over and I’m going to write a record and make you the most hated man in the world,’” the singer jokes in her interview regarding potential gentlemen callers. “I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way. I’m done with being a bitter witch.” Noooo! Don’t make us put on “Someone Like You” and cry about how there will never be another “Someone Like You.” It’s just too meta!

Her interview also indicates that Adele’s throat surgery was a blessing in disguise, and not just for the singer’s physical well-being. “I think if I hadn’t had my voice trouble, I would never have broached those subjects with myself,” the Grammy Award-winner tells Vogue. “Now I just feel really at peace…In fact, my entire life has changed in the last ten says. I’ve never been so happy, and I love it.” Okay, but no one let Taylor Swift know about the perks of throat surgery! Some of our favorite performers need to stay bummed out so we can get our cry on!

[Photo: Getty Images/Vogue]

by (@hallekiefer)

Snooki Blows Off Her Stylist For The Grammy Red Carpet

First of all, Snooki has a stylist. Think about it. Take it in. Second of all, when it comes big events like last night’s Grammy red carpet, sometimes Snooki likes to follow her primal fashion instincts and pick out her own couture frock and massive heels. “I do have a stylist,” the Jersey Shore star admitted when asked about the Bebe dress she purchased Saturday for the event. “But I just like to pick out my own clothes because I feel normal, and I like to be normal. I’m not something crazy.” So it’s only by feeling normal that Snooki can pick out her many insane, amazing outfits. It’s kind of like using the Force, but with more print minidresses!

Snooks probably could have used some professional guidance last night, however, when it came to her unwieldy accessories. “I tried to kind of be like Gaga with the bow,” she says of her oversized hair swag. “It was actually in front of my face but my eyelashes are so long I couldn’t blink.” See, that’s what stylists are for! Helping trim back your eyelashes. That, and peeling off your nail stickers.

by (@hallekiefer)

Ice-T And Coco Discuss Her Status Of “Honorary Sister” At The Grammys

As far as we’re concerned, Ice-T‘s wife Coco has transcended all race, gender, species and taste to become the most glorious being ever to have shown her butt using a laptop on Twitter. When it comes to who she really is, though, Coco’s voluptuous figure and deep faux tan have nothing on her ability to put up with her spouse’s ish on a daily basis for the past decade. “Honey, you’re giving it to them,” VH1′s Janell Snowden joked about the diva’s deep bronze look on the Grammy red carpet Sunday. “You might be mistaken for black tonight.” Agreed Ice-T, “Whoopi Goldberg called her a sister, and one of my buddies said, ‘Well, no, Coco is white.’ She goes, ‘Well, if Coco can deal with Ice-T’s mannish ass, she’s an honorary sister.’” Then Ice-T and Janell played Coco’s booty like a glorious snare drum. We could not make this stuff up if we tried.

by (@JordanRuntagh)

The 12 All-Time Cutest Photos Of Celebrity BFFs Rihanna and Katy Perry

Obviously the tragic death of Whitney Houston on Saturday cast a long shadow over last night’s Grammy Awards. But that’s not to say that music’s biggest night was completely somber. All we had to do was look at celeb BFFs Rihanna and Katy Perry to feel our spirits lift! The two pop queens have been friends for years, and made sure to get seats next to each other in L.A.’s massive Staples Center arena. Awww! We used to do the same thing with our  best friend during middle school! Except that was during lunch time and not Grammy night. But same difference.

The ladies are as close as two always-on-the-go superstars can be. Riri organized Katy’s bachelorette party prior to her (sadly short-lived) marriage to Russell Brand. Katy apparently even asked her to strip for it! “When I met her, it was such a breath of fresh air,” Rihanna gushed to Glamour magazine in 2011. “I just couldn’t believe this chick had no edit button.” So in honor of their friendship, we’ve put together a little scrap book of the pair’s cutest photos! Ok, “cute” is a relative term when dealing with these rock ‘n’ roll bad girls. Hence the shot of them flipping the bird. But the pix are still pretty heart warming. Check out more in the gallery below!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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by (@shalapitcher)

Grammys Red Carpet Hair: Colorful, Wild And Totally Wrong

We certainly would never want folks at the Grammys to go all Oscars sophisticated in the style department. We like our musicians unpredictable. At the same time, we feel really bad for any short person stuck sitting behind the massive hairstylings of Diana Ross or Corinne Bailey Rae. And we are not entirely sure we want Katy Perry’s match-your-hair-to-your-dress thing to catch on; that just seems exhausting. For better or worse, there was a lot of hair to marvel at last night. Paris Hilton and Taylor Swift had beautiful buns (HAIR buns, people!). Kelly Rowland’s ponytail brought out her eyes. Adele updated her style for her dramatic return to the stage. Rihanna’s big hair completed her Michelle Pfeiffer/Scarface look, while Jennifer Hudson’s ’80s ‘do was just part of a fitting homage to Whitney Houston’s heyday. Will we be taking pics of these stars to the salon anytime soon? Probably not. Well, not until its our turn to take the stage, anyway.

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by (@katespencer)

Rihanna Tells Fergie: “You Look Like A Black Girl From The Back!”

Here it is: Our favorite moment from the Grammys red carpet. While interviewing Fergie (whose lady-lump-hugging orange couture Jean Paul Gaultier gown had everyone scratching their head), our correspondent Janell Snowden grabbed Rihanna — who was breathtaking in her slinky, black Armani — as she walked by. The two singers then had an adorable reunion — the friends were both collaborators on Kanye’s Grammy-nominated “All of the Lights” — that culminated in Rihanna complimenting the Black Eyed Pea on her booty.

“You look like a black girl from the back!” Riri gushed as Fergie giggled, “I’m trying!”

“You need to try and give me that dress!” Rihanna shot back. Come to think of it, that gown would probably look good on her.

How cute are these two? For a night that was overshadowed by Whitney Houston’s tragic passing, their exchange was a welcome light moment.

Related: Grammys’ 15 Weirdest Looks: Fergie’s Orange Lace, Nicki’s Hood And A Cyborg!
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by (@shalapitcher)

Grammys’ 15 Weirdest Looks: Fergie’s Orange Lace, Nicki’s Hood And A Cyborg!

We’ve already marveled at the travesty that is Nicki Minaj covering up her gorgeous face with that giant red hood with out even telling us what the hell it means (and nope, that performance doesn’t really explain it to us either). But she was hardly alone in wanting to make a statement at the Grammys. Fergie openly admitted to it, with her see-through orange “dress.” We also salute those ladies who know that the only way we’ll ask who they are is by showing up wearing machine guns or the hide of a freshly killed zebra. Also, we are still confused about the presence of people like Snooki and Rebecca Black. Not that we’re complaining, mind you. We had a whole lot of fun putting this one together.

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by (@shalapitcher)

Rihanna, Taylor Swift And A Few Surprises Make Our Grammy 20 Best-Dressed List

As the music world continued to mourn the loss of Whitney Houston, many of the stars on the Grammy red carpet decided that the way to honor the late diva was not to tone down their dazzling gowns, but to let them shine. Taylor Swift, Jessie J., David Guetta and Carrie Underwood were all aglitter. Amber Rose went in an entirely different direction, lighting up the evening in a bright yellow Versace. And then there were a few ladies and gents whose simple black was not the stuff of mourning, but of total sex appeal: We’re looking at you, Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson. Which were your favorites of the night? Browse through the pics and then share your opinion in the comments!

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Related: Grammys Red Carpet Hair: Colorful, Wild And Totally Wrong
Rihanna Tells Fergie: “You Look Like A Black Girl From The Back!”
Grammys’ 15 Weirdest Looks: Fergie’s Orange Lace, Nicki’s Hood And A Cyborg!

[Photos: Getty Images]

by (@shalapitcher)

Nicki Minaj And Her Pope Win Grammy For Craziest Entrance

Just when we were worried that the reverent atmosphere on the Grammys red carpet would mean zero Lady Gaga Egg moments tonight — BAM! Cameras got a glimpse of a mysterious hooded figure exiting her limo. And as she got out and turned around, we recognized her as Nicki Minaj and simultaneously noticed a man dressed, well, we don’t know our Catholic formal wear too well, but we think he was dressed as the Pope. Or a bishop. And then, as our brains began to soak in all of this data, we got a better look at Nicki’s face. Which is done very simply, devoid of her usual Barbie-doll exaggerations, and looks absolutely gorgeous.

We’re told Nicki’s hood/gown is Versace. We will definitely update this post as soon as we have any more information. Like on where you, too, can purchase a Pope to escort you through town, for instance.

Question for the room: Did Nicki Minaj really need to go over-the-top to get noticed tonight? Or would she have been better served by just looking good?

[Photos: Getty Images]