The Grammys kicked off with a lengthy tribute to Aretha Franklin featuring Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Florence Welch and Yolanda Adams. Luckily for Aguilera, her fall didn't happen during the lengthy musical tribute.
But as the camera was panning back and the women were repositioning themselves for their bow, you could clearly see Aguilera slip and fall to the stage. It might not have been so noticeable if her hair wasn't so brightly blonde.
"I would love to know what that felt like some day, and I'm not gonna be picky about it," she said. "I would take any of the eight. I would take one this year or ten years from now. It feels really wonderful to have eight shots at it." Swift will also be performing at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday, Jan. 31, 8PM ET on CBS.
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Also scheduled are the Black Eyed Peas, R&B crooner Maxwell and country trio Lady Antebellum when the 52nd Annual ceremony airs January 31 on CBS.
Both Swift and Beyonce are coming off major years, with two ubiquitous singles. Swift's up for 8 nominations, including Song of the Year for her chart-topper 'You Belong With Me.' Her latest album, 'Fearless,' is also up for Best Album of the Year and Best Country Album.
The show heavily featured the Black Eyed Peas and LL felt inclined to pay homage to the group in the only way he can -- through his style of rap.
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Couric has earned some respect for her work since Sarah Palin let her stick her brain in a Newton's Cradle and knock it back and forth until her "You betchas" became her "Okie dokies". But the news broadcast is still third in the ratings war and the egg hasn't completely been washed from CBS' face.
So until Palin announces her bid to run for head of Alaska's border patrol to keep those pesky Russians at bay, CBS hopes they can keep what little momentum they have going by doing for Couric what NBC just did for Jay Leno.
This year is the 50th telecast of the Grammys and it makes sense that the WGA would permit their members to work on this show. After all, the musicians' union is another union and creating music is still just another form of writing.
This year's awards season, barely a month old now, has not been a good one for Hollywood. First, the Golden Globes ceremony was reduced to an Access Hollywood special after members of the Writers Guild and Screen Actors Guild boycotted the show. Now, it looks like the Grammy Awards ceremony may also be in trouble.
It is being reported that the striking guild will probably bar its members from working on the February 10th Grammys telecast. Grammy organizers have yet to ask for a waiver allowing for writers to work on the show. However, according to a WGA spokesperson, a waiver grant would be unlikely. There is no word if the WGA will picket the ceremony. If it does, then SAG members will not cross the picket line. This potentially means another exciting 1-hour infotainment special.
I'm sure members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are sweating a bit now.
One of the big regrets of my life was not seeing The Police in concert when they were together in the late 70s and early 80s. They're one of my favorite bands, and I don't really know why I never made an effort to see them live. I saw Sting live once and it was great, but it wasn't the same.
I might be able to get another chance. There are rumors swirling that the band is going to get together again this summer for a 30th anniversary tour, but before that happens they'll open the Grammy Awards on ABC on February 11. It's official now. Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland will open the show. There are also rumors that they are rehearsing in Vancouver for that world tour, though nothing has been said beyond the Grammys gig.
Now...what song should they play to open the telecast?
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