This Grammys was a huge celebration of music and not just of last year’s, that was pretty evident with the show opening with an AC/DC performance of “Highway to Hell”. Sam Smith took home 4 Grammys , proving that he was the new comer that has come out on top. Kanye also had his first ever Grammy performance and it was very heartfelt. We decided to sum up our feeling from the night’s event using 15 tweets that were just so real.
1. Kanye has to be trolling us, right?
“@GGNewMusic: "NOT SMILING MAKES ME SMILE" -KW #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/dDqXtAEnEP” we still love you #kanye
— jovanka segura (@4sureisSegura) February 9, 2015
2. Our drinking game of the night.
Ah, the now classic #GRAMMYs drinking game of taking a drink every time LL Cool J licks his lips is on. As per @TheLandfill.
— Matt Wake (@matthewbwake) February 9, 2015
3. We want to say Rihanna.
“@9GAG: WHO WORE IT BETTER? #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/YMOmpUkCOT” @HPantaleon
— Hartemes Rosario S. (@Hartemes9) February 9, 2015
4. On Pharrell's stage exit:
I really expected him to moon walk #letdown #GRAMMYs
— chelsea (@chellyrobynbean) February 9, 2015
5. Sorry, but what was Miranda Lambert singing about?
Is “You can’t ride in my little red wagon” a euphemism for something? #Grammys
— Fake Geek Queen❄️ (@SailorSoapbox) February 9, 2015
6. Really, your home?
"Welcome back to my home." Now I'm picturing LL Cool J pulling an air mattress out to the middle of the Staples Center at night. #GRAMMYs
— Jenna Anderson (@heyitsjennalynn) February 9, 2015
7. Coincidence? I think not!
Madonna is wearing the color scheme of a vampire / visitors from the original V series. Whatever you think I'm implying, I am. #GRAMMYs
— Graham Cawthon (@GrahamCawthon) February 9, 2015
All the 'Beck is still making music?' jokes stopped making sense the moment I realized Tom Petty was nominated in that category. #GRAMMYs
— Josh Flagner (@RailbirdJ) February 9, 2015
9. Can we just party with Taylor Swift?
“@peoplemag: No one is having more fun tonight than @taylorswift13: Exhibit A. #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/gSDM8YqamU” I just love her!
— Loreal Fultz (@FultzLoreal) February 9, 2015
10. Ed Sheeran could just play the whole show and we wouldn't mind.
I'm so happy <3 @edsheeran #Edkilledit #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/PFs3ulMaoX
— Emily Pasquinelli ⚓☁ (@Emily_Katers) February 9, 2015
11. What a great way to use this platform.
having to go on national television to talk about your abuse is such a brave and powerful thing to do and I'm so glad she did #ItsOnUs
— x (@niallftlloyd) February 9, 2015
12. What kind of show is this again?
Seriously #GRAMMYs...you really should consider actually giving out awards at your awards show. #thisisjustaconcert #Seriously
— Brandie (@whitebread_81) February 9, 2015
13. Add this to the list on why we love Prince.
“@HuffPostEnt: Best line from the the #Grammys pic.twitter.com/e7Z0qJVzzG”MY EVERYTHING
— Jade (@tkozarry) February 9, 2015
14. Loved it, but YES!
Anyone else feel like Kristen Wiig basically did a super mashup of all her SNL characters for that #Sia performance? #Grammys
— Becca Frucht (@BeccaFrucht) February 9, 2015
15. The struggle:
When Everyone KNOWS You're THE SHIT But You Don't Win Album Of The YEAR !!! #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/WPiwH8yWJG
— MEDIATAKEOUT (@MediaTakeoutTV) February 9, 2015
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Sam Smith was the toast of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb15), walking away with four of the six honors he was nominated for, including the coveted Record of the Year.
The British soul sensation kicked off his celebrations early after claiming the very first award of the televised show for Best New Artist. He soon followed it up with the Best Pop Vocal Album for In The Lonely Hour, and was back onstage towards the end of the Los Angeles ceremony to wrap up his big night with wins for Song of the Year and Record of the Year for Stay With Me.
Taking to the stage for the fourth time, Smith poked fun at the ex-boyfriend who inspired the album, saying, "This is the best night of my life. I wanna thank the man who this record is about... Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys!"
Fellow six-time nominees Beyonce and Pharrell Williams each went home as triple winners, while Beck landed Best Rock Album and Album of the Year for Morning Phase - and almost had Kanye West repeat his infamous stage invasion at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when he interrupted Taylor Swift to defend his pal Beyonce's honor. This time, the rapper approached Beck as he collected the Album of the Year accolade, which Beyonce was also nominated for, and pretended to head towards the mic, before laughing and returning to his seat in the front row - much to everyone's amusement.
AC/DC got the Grammy Awards off to a rocking start with a hits medley, while Madonna dazzled the Staples Center audience in a red and black matador costume to sing her new release Living For Love, and Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney staged the first ever performance of their new collaboration, FourFiveSeconds.
Other performance highlights at the event, hosted by LL Cool J, came from Ed Sheeran and Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne; Katy Perry, who honored victims of domestic violence with a powerful rendition of By The Grace of God; Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige's soulful collaboration on Stay With Me, and Pharrell Williams, who gave his Happy tune a gospel makeover, complete with Hans Zimmer on guitar and Lang Lang on piano.
The full list of winners at the 2015 Grammy Awards is:
Record Of The Year - Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) by Sam Smith
Album Of The Year - Morning Phase by Beck
Song Of The Year - Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) by Sam Smith
Best New Artist - Sam Smith
Best Pop Solo Performance - Happy by Pharrell Williams
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - Say Something by A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Cheek To Cheek by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Best Pop Vocal Album - In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith
Best Dance Recording - Rather Be by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
Best Dance/Electronic Album - Syro by Aphex Twin
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album - Bass & Mandolin by Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
Best Rock Performance - Lazaretto by Jack White
Best Metal Performance - The Last In Line by Tenacious D
Best Rock Song - Ain't It Fun by Paramore
Best Rock Album - Morning Phase by Beck
Best Alternative Music Album - St. Vincent by St. Vincent
Best R&B Performance - Drunk In Love by Beyonce featuring Jay Z
Best Traditional R&B Performance - Jesus Children by Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Best R&B Song - Drunk In Love by Beyonce featuring Jay Z
Best Urban Contemporary Album - Girl by Pharrell Williams
Best R&B Album - Love, Marriage & Divorce by Toni Braxton & Babyface
Best Rap Performance - I by Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - The Monster by Eminem featuring Rihanna
Best Rap Song - I by Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap Album - The Marshall Mathers LP2 by Eminem
Best Country Solo Performance - Something In The Water by Carrie Underwood
Best Country Duo/Group Performance - Gentle On My Mind by The Band Perry
Best Country Song - I'm Not Gonna Miss You by Glen Campbell
Best Country Album - Platinum by Miranda Lambert
Best New Age Album - Winds Of Samsara by Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
Best Improvised Jazz Solo - Fingerprints by Chick Corea
Best Jazz Vocal Album - Beautiful Life by Dianne Reeves
Best Jazz Instrumental Album - Trilogy by Chick Corea Trio
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album - Life In The Bubble by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Best Latin Jazz Album - The Offense Of The Drum by Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Best Gospel Performance/Song - No Greater Love by Smokie Norful
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song - Messengers by Lecrae featuring For King & Country
Best Gospel Album - Help by Erica Campbell
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album - Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. by For King & Country
Best Roots Gospel Album - Shine For All The People by Mike Farris
Best Latin Pop Album - Tangos by Rubén Blades
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album - Multiviral by Calle 13
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) - Mano A Mano - Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernandez by Vicente Fernandez
Best Tropical Latin Album - Mas + Corazon Profundo by Carlos Vives
Best American Roots Performance - A Feather's Not A Bird by Rosanne Cash
Best American Roots Song - A Feather's Not A Bird by Rosanne Cash
Best Americana Album - The River & The Thread by Rosanne Cash
Best Bluegrass Album - The Earls Of Leicester by The Earls Of Leicester
Best Blues Album - Step Back by Johnny Winter
Best Folk Album - Remedy by Old Crow Medicine Show
Best Regional Roots Music Album - The Legacy by Jo-El Sonnier
Best Reggae Album - Fly Rasta by Ziggy Marley
Best World Music Album - Eve by Angelique Kidjo
Best Children's Album - I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai) by Neela Vaswani
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) - Diary Of A Mad Diva by Joan Rivers
Best Comedy Album - Mandatory Fun by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Best Musical Theater Album - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers; Carole King, composer & lyricist; Original Broadway Cast)
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media - Frozen (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & Chris Montan, compilation producers)
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media - The Grand Budapest Hotel by Alexandre Desplat
Best Song Written For Visual Media - Let It Go by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez Best Instrumental Composition - The Book Thief by John Williams
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella - Daft Punk (Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers; Pentatonix)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals - New York Tendaberry by Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)
Best Recording Package - Lightning Bolt by Pearl Jam Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package - The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27) by Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists)
Best Album Notes - Offering: Live At Temple University by Ashley Kahn, (John Coltrane)
Best Historical Album - The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 by Hank Williams
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical - Morning Phase by Beck Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical - Max Martin
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical - All Of Me (Tiesto's Birthday Treatment Remix) (Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend)
Best Surround Sound Album - Beyoncé (Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer (Beyoncé)
Best Engineered Album, Classical - Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending (Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)
Producer Of The Year, Classical - Judith Sherman
Best Orchestral Performance - Adams, John: City Noir by David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony)
Best Opera Recording - Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphee Aux Enfers by Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
Best Choral Performance - The Sacred Spirit Of Russia by Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance - In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores by Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe
Best Classical Instrumental Solo - Play by Jason Vieaux Best Classical Solo Vocal Album - Douce France by Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit)
Best Classical Compendium - Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances by Partch; John Schneider, producer
Best Contemporary Classical Composition - Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean by John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
Best Music Video - Happy by Pharrell Williams
Best Music Film - 20 Feet From Stardom by Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill
Grammy Trustees Award - Richard Perry, George Wein, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil President's Merit Award - Martin Bandier
Lifetime Achievement Award - George Harrison, Bee Gees, Buddy Guy, Louvin Brothers, Wayne Shorter, Pierre Boulez and Flaco Jimenez.
Singer Katy Perry and rocker John Mayer have reportedly rekindled their on/off relationship after nearly a year apart. The former couple split last February (14), but were spotted together again at a restaurant in the Sunset Tower Hotel in California on Thursday (08Jan15), sparking rumours of a romantic reunion.
A source tells the New York Post, "Katy Perry and John Mayer walked in together, arm in arm, and the whole room literally fell silent.
"Even Dimitri Dimitrov - Hollywood's most famous maitre d', who has seen everything - and Sunset Tower owner Jeff Klein, both stopped mid-sentence when John and Katy arrived, as if they wanted to announce to everyone in Hollywood they are back together."
The meal in public reportedly took place days after they attended a friend's dinner in Los Angeles last weekend (03-04Jan15).
Perry and Mayer initially began dating in 2012, following her divorce from comedian Russell Brand.
They split briefly in 2013, but revived their romance before calling off the relationship again last year (14).
Perry allegedly moved on to date producer Diplo, while Mayer remained largely out of the spotlight in 2014.
The rocker was previously linked to Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Taylor Swift.
The 2014 MTV VMAs kicked off this Sunday night and surprisingly, people were pretty tame in what they wore! Not too many naked women, or at least no more than usual. We're still picking our jaws up off the floor over some of these stars.
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Just three weeks in production, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raked in more than $15 million — this puts it ahead of the latest YA release The Giver as the eighth highest grossing property this month. But trouncing that Jeff Bridges/Brenton Thwaites travesty by nearly $3 million is only the second most noble of the Ice Bucket Challenge’s efforts. The movement is allotting nigh unparalleled funds toward the study of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an illness known best as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
The condition observes the weakening of the muscles in accordance with a degeneration of a specific portion of the spinal cord. As a result of ALS, those afflicted find difficulty speaking, swallowing, breathing, and moving altogether.
Though discovered in the 19th century and brought to infamy in the late 1930s in accordance with the suffering of beloved New York Yankee Lou Gehrig, ALS remains the most common motor neuron disease actively plaguing men and women today. While perhaps only a small measure in the fight against the illness, the Ice Bucket Challenge is allowing for tremendous progress in the collection of funds devoted to the defeat of such a longstanding travesty.
As is inevitable with any cause célèbre or public movement, we have witnesses no small share of backlash against the Challenge; critics decry the endeavor as a bandwagon trend and a waste of time that offers no real benefit to the cause in question. As far as the latter goes, the $15 million and counting — a sum made possible thanks in large part to the spirited, sportsmanly brand with which the Ice Bucket Challenge was designed — would beg to differ. Nevertheless, we find those with a sour taste for the charitable phenomenon. Not to mention those who simply don’t want to pour a bunch of cold water over their heads. But if you find yourself a culprit of this mindset, maybe take a look at the pedigree of the company you’d be joining were you to hop aboard for this particularly frigid mitzvah.
So what pop culture accomplishments can be attributed to the community of water-logged philanthropists?
5 ACADEMY AWARDS Between Steven Spielberg (3), Russell Crowe (1), and Oprah (a Humanitarian Oscar).
60 EMMYSBetween Oprah (13 Daytime Emmys and 2 Primetime Emmys), Steven Spielberg (11), Meredith Vieira (4 News/Documentary Emmys and 3 Daytime Emmys), Jimmy Fallon (4), Justin Timberlake (4), J.J. Abrams (3), Conan O'Brien (3), Jim Parsons (3), Ricky Gervais (2), William Shatner (2), Harry Connick Jr. (2), Rachel Maddow (1), Ryan Seacrest (1), Nathan Fillion (1 Daytime Emmy), and Topher Grace (1 Daytime Emmy).
62 GRAMMYSJustin Timberlake (9), Taylor Swift (7), Carrie Underwood (6), Lady Gaga (5), Mackelmore (4), Lil Wayne (4), Keith Urban (4), Weird Al Yankovic (3), Gwen Stefani (3), Ludacris (3), Brad Paisley (3), Adam Levine (3), Harry Connick Jr (3), Jason Mraz (2), Drake (1), Jimmy Fallon (1), and Calvin Harris (1).
10 GOLDEN GLOBESSteven Spielberg (7), Russell Crowe (1), William Shatner (1), and Don Johnson (1).
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At the heart of any dystopian story — be it about warring farm animals, omnipresent elder siblings, or colorless societies wherein pain and inequality have been all but eradicated — there is meant to be something human. Something that shines through to show us just how close we are to the world onscreen and just how far away from it we need to get. But at the heart of The Giver — Phillip Noyce’s film adaptation, not Lois Lowry’s ‘93 intro-to-Orwell novel — we find no humanity. There is nothing remotely vital about the film, its themes, its world, or its characters. Thus, who really gives a damn what kind of hell they’re all dealing with?
Brenton Thwaites is our hero — the exception among the heap of mindless drones (not to be confused with the movie’s surplus of literal drones) that occupy the nameless society, or so we’re meant to believe. In truth, Thwaites and his character Jonas are just as flat, vacant, and devoid of nuance as every other member of this pallid world. So when he is selected as the only villager capable of bearing the world’s memories of joy, pain, life, suffering, and — most prominently — ethnic dancing, we’re bored to tears by what might otherwise be an emotionally riveting journey into emotional maturity.
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But Thwaites isn’t the only issue. Jeff Bridges manages some combination of tired Sam Elliott, tired Bane, and tired Scooby Doo in his performance as the titular Giver, the man whose relationships with the society, Chief Elder Meryl Streep, and Receivers past and present are never illustrated with enough clarity to understand him as a man or a metaphorical function. Just like Thwaites’ big moments suffer from a lack of substantial precedent, any message that Bridges’ character is meant to unfurl falls as flat as the inflection of a dystopian resident.
Broad strokes are one thing; The Giver seems to miss the canvas entirely in its portrait of the importance of pain and experience. Without a single human moment to convince us of the importance of humanity, we’re really left just staring at a confusing oscillation of the color wheel for 90 minutes.
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Country star Taylor Swift entertained the cast and crew of her new movie The Giver by joining co-star Jeff Bridges for impromptu jam sessions in between filming. The Love Story hitmaker, who portrays Bridges' piano-playing daughter in the dystopian thriller, flew out to Cape Town, South Africa to shoot her scenes and admits she was too tired to worry about feeling nervous acting alongside the movie great and fellow castmate Meryl Streep.
She tells Us Weekly magazine, "To be honest I was so jet-lagged that my entire time on set slipped away and the days would fade into each other."
However, she quickly found a way to bond with her co-stars in the best way she knows how.
She adds, "The numerous breaks in between takes were the best. Jeff and I held jam sessions in his dressing room with his drums, guitars and keyboard. We'd play, then everybody joined in whether they knew the song or not."
Taylor Swift jumped at the chance to play a pivotal role in new movie The Giver because it was an opportunity to show fans who reach out to her in times of need and sadness they should cherish moments of happiness. Swift was a last-minute addition to the cast of the film, and flew to South Africa to shoot her scenes opposite Jeff Bridges.
The movie veteran has already given the Love Story singer high praise for her acting skills, and Swift tells WENN it was a joy to be on the set of such an important project.
She says, "It was unbelievable to even think I would have the opportunity to work with Jeff. It's just an unbelievable concept that I would get to do this. It's sort of this dream scenario where I get to have a very small role that has a pivotal part of the story but isn't jumping into too deep water.
"It was a story that stuck with me through my childhood and the book is by an author that I respect. It celebrates all the things that I hold really dear and the things that are most important are history, music, art, intellect and our memories. That really had a great deal to do with why I had to be a part of this.
"So many of my fans write to me on Instagram and Twitter saying that they're having such a tough time with life because they can't imagine that we can experience such great pain, such intense loss, such insecurity. And the thing that I wish I could tell them over and over again is that we live for these fleeting moments of happiness. Happiness is not a constant; it's something we only experience once in a while but it's worth it. And I that's what in particular drew me to this movie."
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Movie veteran Jeff Bridges has given Taylor Swift's acting a huge thumbs up after working with her on the set of his new film The Giver.
The Love Story singer was drafted in to play Bridges' piano-playing daughter at the last minute and had to jet out to Capetown, South Africa to film her scenes. But she didn't let jet-lag ruin the experience of her latest movie, turning Oscar winner Bridges into a big fan.
He tells WENN, "Her first day of work was right on the heels of arriving in Capetown. She was exhausted but she was such a pro and so up for being involved and playing and took right to the acting. I hope she continues the acting. She's very talented, as well as being a great songwriter and performer."
"I believe she was Harvey Weinstein's idea. He said, 'Well, you're being taught piano here', and somebody who would be great for that part is Taylor. She came into his mind and I'm so glad she stepped on board. She had read the book and was a big fan. She's terrific."
"The scenes I had with Taylor were all at the piano. We got to jam every once in a while and play between setups, so there was a lot of music going on." Actor/musician Jeff Bridges on working with country superstar Taylor Swift in their upcoming film The Giver, in which she plays his daughter.