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Your dad’s garage band

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 16, 2016 16:55:20 February 16, 2016 16:55:20
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Wenn, Kevork Djansezian/ Kevin Winter/ John Shearer/ Larry Busacca/ Jeff Kravitz/ Getty Images

The Hollywood Vampires made their big network television debut last night at the Grammys, performing a tribute to Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister. The Hollywood Vampires, as you know, consist of several proper rock legends, and Johnny Depp, a rock legend in his own mind who’s ostensibly been hiding his musical talents behind acting because the world wasn’t ready for so much good. Full Story

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Kendrick Lamar: Grammys best performance

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 16, 2016 16:26:46 February 16, 2016 16:26:46
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Lester Cohen/ Larry Busacca/ Kevin Mazur/ Jeff Kravitz/ Kevork Djansezian/ Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

As Duana just mentioned in the previous post about Hamilton – and yes, Duana, you are right about Hamilton, but does that mean she has to text me, literally, EVERY SINGLE DAY, like, 8 times about it? – the back-to-back Hamilton-Kendrick Lamar pieces last night during the Grammys was glorious evidence that the same stories can be told in different ways and that new stories need to be told in as many ways as possible, despite institutional insistence that these stories be contained in one category, separate and safe, so as not to disrupt the status quo. Full Story

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Hamilton at the Grammys

Duana Posted by Duana at February 16, 2016 16:04:04 February 16, 2016 16:04:04
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Last night the opening number of Hamilton, “Alexander Hamilton”, was performed live from their home stage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. If you know Hamilton, you squealed along at seeing it in ‘real life’, instead of just 15-second sound-ups in the 60 Minutes specials, and then checked to see if any new blocks of tickets had been released. Full Story

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Katy Perry’s Grammy party

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 15, 2016 13:47:10 February 15, 2016 13:47:10
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Katy Perry will not be attending the Grammy Awards tonight. She did, however, host her own pre-Grammys party on Saturday and hopes to make the event an ongoing Grammys tradition, telling the New York Times that she wanted to create an event for the “creators” only – not managers, not publicists, but just the artists. Full Story

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JB, Elvis, GQ, and Caity

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 11, 2016 18:23:44 February 11, 2016 18:23:44
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C Flanigan/ Jon Kopaloff/ Steve Granitz/ Kevin Mazur/ Stefanie Keenan/ David Livingston/ Getty Images

It’s going to be a big weekend for Justin Bieber. Remember a few years ago how pissy he and Scooter Braun were about not being nominated for a Grammy? Well, JB’s performing at the Grammys. And he’s nominated for a Grammy. Maybe more. There are so many categories I can’t be bothered to check how many. Full Story

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A thank you note from Beyoncé

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 11, 2016 14:56:38 February 11, 2016 14:56:38

What would you do if you received a thank you note from Beyoncé? This is what happened to Jenna Wortham who writes for the New York Times. I linked to the piece the other day. It was an academic analysis of Beyoncé’s Formation, the day she released the song and the video. Full Story

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Last Friday, ahead of the Super Bowl, I wrote that I spend a lot of time wondering what Beyoncé is up to. Click here for a refresher. Since Saturday, when she gave us the Formation, I spend even more time wondering what Beyoncé is up to.  Read Full Intro

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Zayn Malik has achieved what One Direction couldn’t: Pillowtalk is #1 in its first week on the Billboard Hot 100. Part of that, of course, has to do with One Direction fan support, certainly. But a lot of it is how he’s managed his profile the last couple of months.  Read Full Intro

Chris Martin of Maroon 5

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 8, 2016 16:36:46 February 8, 2016 16:36:46
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Harry How/ Streeter Lecka/ Kevin C. Cox/ Ezra Shaw/ Christopher Polk/ Kevin Mazur/ Thearon W. Henderson/ Jeff Kravitz/ Getty Images

If that means nothing to you, please enjoy this: Cookie says she didn’t mean it and that post has since been deleted. But still. STILL. There’s a point here. Full Story

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Beyonce’s Formation

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 8, 2016 16:01:28 February 8, 2016 16:01:28
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Thearon W. Henderson/ Andy Lyons/ Ezra Shaw/ Jeff Kravitz/ Christopher Polk/ Kevin Mazur/ Matt Cowan/ Getty Images

Everything that needed to be said has already been said – on Twitter, in the New York Times, and Sarah Silverman:  Full Story

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