The Grammy Awards are the one night each year that music industry honors its very best talent and also showcases its very worst in fashion. In past years, outrageous fashions have run the gamut from Jennifer Lopez‘s infamous (and infinitely hot) Versace gown, to Nicki Minaj‘s dark red cardinal costume, and Lady Gaga‘s egg. And this year, stars like Cyndi Lauper and Skylar Grey are (unfortunately) continuing the not-so-proud tradition of worst dressed celebrity fashion at the Grammys.
We’re all guilty of falling in love with vocals that our favorite singers belt out, but are their speaking voices equally as special?
Cyndi Lauper stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan yesterday to discuss the drag queen inside us all, her musical contribution to Broadway musical Kinky Boots, and the buzz surrounding her highly anticipated “She’s So Unusual” tour.
Adam Lambert was in town this weekend warming up for his 2012 VH1 Diva hosting duties with an appearance at the Home For The Holidays benefit at New York City’s Beacon Theater, where he was joined for a duet by none less than Cyndi Lauper. “I can’t believe she asked me to do this! This is amazing,” he gushed, welcoming his idol to the stage for a very special rendition of Tears for Fears oft covered “Mad World.” Adam took the first eerie verse and Lauper took the next, and of course they each sounded their best, but we began to wonder why these two firecrackers chose such a moody and haunted song to duet on. But then they harmonized (and held hands!) for a particularly powerful final act, lending it plenty of emotion and there it was: the glam. Not blown out, but just enough to really make the song theirs and to make sure Glamberts were left with nothing to mad about.
You must bow down to Cyndi Lauper. Yes, bow. There will never be a time when “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” won’t be relevant. Sunday night she stepped out for the AMAs looking like a young rockstar. VH1 caught up with the 50-million-records-sold singer to ask if she had any crushes on any of the performers. One thing Cyndi made crystal clear: She ain’t no cougar! Read more…
Cyndi Lauper became the latest in a long line of singers to draw a temporary mental blank while singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Saturday night’s U.S. Open women’s semifinal match. However, pop culture historians will most certainly not rank her momentary lapse of concentration alongside some of history’s most infamous anthem flubbers like Roseanne Barr, Carl Lewis or Christina Aguilera.
Lauper lost her way during the “O’er the ramparts we watched” section of Francis Scott Key‘s 1814 chart-topper, when instead of singing “were so gallantly streaming,” she belted out “as our flag was still streaming.” To her credit, though, she didn’t let the moment get to her, and she was able to finish the song without further incident. The blown lyric appeared to be a result of the gravity of the moment, as the native New Yorker was called on to deliver the national anthem just moments after a moment of silence for 9/11 victims had taken place. Lauper explained as much on Twitter in the moments following the incident, writing that “Whew, I just did the anthem for the US open. It was an awesome experience.I got choked up in the middle remembering 9/11.” Don’t sweat it, Cyndi, America will do doubt forgive you: after all, it’s pretty apparent that your true colors are red, white and blue.
Arcade Fire continued their post-Grammy summer-festival victory lap this weekend at New Orleans Jazz Fest, and as they closed out Friday evening’s festivities on the main stage, they invited a special guest onstage for their encore?”one of our all-time favorite artists,” as frontman Win Butler introduced her?Cyndi Lauper.
Our ramp-up to Rock Honors (May 24) always includes revealing chats with the music’s stars. Road Tales focuses on some the silliness that goes down when artists are on tour.
Playing outdoor shows can be a blast, but keep your eyes on the skies. Dangerous poop predators are everywhere, and each one is ready to drop a bomb during your big moment. Cyndi recalls an icky incident.
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