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February 13, 2012

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Grammys 2012: Katy Perry and Taylor Swift's Performances


February 13, 2012 09:25:05 GMT


Katy Perry and Taylor Swift were musical guests at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 12. The former treated the crowd flooding Los Angeles' Staples Center with her two singles "E.T." and "Part of Me", while the latter crooned her ballad track "Mean".

Katy's music "E.T." kicked off her set before it dramatically stopped. She later appeared above the crowd singing "Part of Me". The lyrics which included such lines as "You chewed me and spit me out like I was poison in your mouth" were quickly speculated as a subtle reference to her doomed relationship with Russell Brand.
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Video: Meryl Streep Has Her Cinderella Moment at BAFTAs 2012

February 13, 2012 09:22:10 GMT


Meryl Streep has her fair share of a Cinderella moment at the 65th Annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. On Sunday, February 12, the 62-year-old actress lost one of her black Jimmy Choo heels as she made her way to the stage inside London's Royal Opera House to pick up her Best Actress trophy.

Fortunately for the leading lady of "The Iron Lady", Colin Firth was there to retrieve the stiletto shoe and put it back on her foot. After giving her "Mamma Mia!" co-star a smack on the lips for the help, she joked with the audience, "That couldn't have gone any worse," and continued to deliver her acceptance speech.
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'Desperate Housewives' 8.14 Preview: A Revelation and a Blast

February 13, 2012 09:05:01 GMT


"Desperate Housewives" will feature one big revelation when it returns with a new episode from its final season. Susan finds out who slept with Julie and accordingly discovers the identity of the father of Julie's baby. Meanwhile, Mike informs Renee of Ben's dire circumstances with a loan shark, and he has a close call as he witnesses an explosion.

Also in the upcoming outing, Orson makes it his duty to nurse Bree back to health when she was given an STD by one of the men she slept with. Gaby takes Roy in after Mrs. McCluskey throws him out of the house and is reluctant to help get them back together when he proves to be an invaluable disciplinarian to her kids.
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Grammys 2012: Chris Brown and Adele Make Comeback Performances

February 13, 2012 08:58:26 GMT


The Sunday night, February 12 marked a big night for Chris Brown and Adele. Not only did they scoop coveted Grammy awards, but they also made a comeback. The former returned to the Grammy Awards for the first time since his altercation with then-girlfriend Rihanna. The latter, meanwhile, was back after a brief hiatus following her throat surgery last year.

Breezy, who won Best R&B Album that night, performed his upbeat single "Turn Up the Music". Showing off his best moves and delivered some fancy footworks during the set, he received warm response from the crowd which included Lady GaGa and Paul McCartney.
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Johnny Depp Face-to-Face With His Witch Lover Eva Green in New 'Dark Shadows' Photo


February 13, 2012 08:40:44 GMT


"Dark Shadows" has revealed an official image that features Johnny Depp and Eva Green as Barnabas Collins and his witch lover Angelique Bouchard respectively. The two are seen gazing closely at each other.

In the movie, Collins is described as a rich, powerful and inveterate playboy who is also the master of Collinwood Manor. He, however, makes a grave mistake of breaking the heart of Bouchard, a witch who brings him to a fate worse than death; turning him into a vampire and then burying him alive.
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Rumor of Lil Wayne's Backstage Arrest at Grammys 2012 Clarified as a Hoax

February 13, 2012 08:38:58 GMT


Contrary to earlier claim, Lil Wayne was not arrested on gun charges backstage at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Setting the record straight was none other than Bryan "Birdman" Williams, the co-founder of the "6 Foot 7 Foot" rapper's label, Cash Money Records.

In an electronic message he sent to Forbes on Sunday, February 12 night, Birdman deemed Weezy's arrest report a hoax. The 42-year-old record producer stated, "[It's] not true, he's good." He went on to say, "I never heard about that. He was good all day."
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Grammys 2012: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'I Will Always Love You' to Honor Whitney Houston

February 13, 2012 08:32:04 GMT


Jennifer Hudson delivered a heartfelt rendition of Whitney Houston's iconic song "I Will Always Love You" to pay homage to the late singer during the Grammy Awards. "Whitney, we love you," she said before closing the tribute. She performed the song right after Bon Iver accepted their trophy for Best New Artist.

J-Hud reportedly got emotional when rehearsing the tribute segment a day prior. A source told The Hollywood Reporter that the "American Idol" alum was "crying and had to keep pausing." The source added, "She was having a hard time getting through the song, especially on the second run-through."
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Grammys 2012: Nicki Minaj Performs Musical Exorcism of 'Roman Holiday'


February 13, 2012 08:21:50 GMT


Nicki Minaj reintroduced her alter ego, Roman Zolanski, during the 54th annual Grammy Awards in a creepy way. Introduced by her labelmate Drake, the femcee performed her new song "Roman Holiday". The spooky set opened with her sitting in a booth with a Pope-like man while rambling about "feeling pretty."

The scene switched to a taped scene where she has gone mad. The situation prompted an old woman who's in the house with her to call a Pope. Back at the Grammy, she's strapped to a table, but managed to escape the bound. The pope returned to recapture her as a haunting version of "Come All Ye Faithful" was sung by backing vocalists.
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Joel McHale: One Character From 'Community' Will Die

February 13, 2012 08:19:40 GMT


Having been keeping the story light with its jokes, "Community" might go somber in an upcoming episode. Lead actor Joel McHale has revealed that one familiar face at Greendale Community College will soon meet the demise.

"A character from the show will die," the Jeff Winger depicter told TV Guide. He went on dishing the plot by detailing that the dying character is "someone you've seen a lot. And he dies in the mid-afternoon."
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Lady GaGa's Fishnet Face Fails to Outshine Nicki Minaj's Papal Couture

February 13, 2012 07:55:10 GMT


Lady GaGa often stole the spotlight with her outrageous fashion. In fact, the Mother Monster made headlines with her giant egg entrance at last year's Grammy Awards. 2012 offered a different story though. While she put on yet another wacky outfit, her number was definitely less controversial than that of raptress Nicki Minaj.

Coming to the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, GaGa opted to go with a custom Chanel creation. The 25-year-old, who skipped the red carpet and headed straight to her seat inside Los Angeles' Staples Center, showed off a lot of her skin in the see-through number but covered her face behind a mask of black netting.
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Amanda Seyfried Goes Vintage in 'Deep Throat' Faux Poster and New 'Lovelace' Images

February 13, 2012 07:29:01 GMT


Amanda Seyfried is featured channeling iconic porn star Linda Lovelace in a vintage "Deep Throat" faux poster for her upcoming biopic, "Lovelace". Coming out via The New York Times, the one-sheet sees Seyfried in black and white and highlights her daring red lips.

Aside from the fresh poster, the much-talked-about biopic unleashed two brand new stills. One of the pictures highlights Seyfried donning a white frock while standing on a stage, while the other one presents the lead actress sitting inside a car with Peter Sarsgaard (who plays her husband Chuck Traynor) in front of Alex theatre where "Deep Throat" is screened.
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Gavin DeGraw Would Do 'Dancing with the Stars', Friend Says

February 13, 2012 07:28:35 GMT


Gavin DeGraw might be one of the contestants in season 14 of "Dancing with the Stars". Spilling the beans of the singer/songwriter's possible participation in the ABC reality show was none other than his good friend Ryan Tedder.

"Gavin DeGraw is doing Dancing With the Stars, I heard," the OneRepublic frontman said when met on the red carpet of Sunday, February 12's Grammy Awards. The network, however, has not responded to a request for comment on DeGraw's casting rumor.
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Grammys 2012: Rihanna Hooks Up With Coldplay for Live Performance

February 13, 2012 07:13:16 GMT


Rihanna was one of the performers during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12. The Barbados singer was joined on the stage by Coldplay, and the two of them hooked up for "Princess of China", a song from the band's latest album "Mylo Xyloto".

The set kicked off with "We Found Love" by Riri, who bathed in red light. "Make some noise for Whitney!" she said, paying tribute to Whitney Houston. She later welcomed Chris Martin to deliver "Princess of China" together. While she headed backstage after finishing the song, Chris and his band stayed to perform "Paradise".
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First 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Footage Shows Axe-Wielding Abe in Action

February 13, 2012 06:40:58 GMT


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While the first official trailer for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" will not be released until Monday, February 13, the first footage from the anticipated thriller has been shared when it's aired on CBS. Along with an interview with lead actor Benjamin Walker, the video gives a look at multiple battle scenes featuring axe-wielding Abe heartlessly killing vampires.

Discussing his upcoming Abe film, Walker said that the story is "told through the structure of Lincoln's actual life." He added, "You not only see these huge fight scenes and great moments of drama, but you get sort of the greatest hits of Lincoln's life, from the mysterious death of his mother through the Gettysburg address. You get a portrait of this man, as well as a thriller."
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Chris Brown Gushes About Being Role Model After Winning Grammy


February 13, 2012 06:37:32 GMT


Chris Brown has just insinuated that he should still be considered as role model. Just minutes after winning a golden gramophone at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, the 22-year-old took to his Twitter to post, "People who make mistakes and learn from them are ROLE MODELS too."

The "Wet the Bed" singer came up with the message after he made his return to the Grammys' stage for the first time since he got arrested for assaulting Rihanna back in 2009. In the tweet, he further expressed his excitement by writing, "Im just happy to inspire growth and positivity! #TEAMBREEZYdidit."
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Artist of the Week: Kellie Pickler

February 13, 2012 06:36:14 GMT


Four years after releasing her self-titled studio album, Kellie Pickler came back with a brand new effort "100 Proof". In this CD which is her third one, the former contestant of "American Idol" took on personal issues based on her real life experiences.

Pickler addressed her bittersweet relationship with her father in single "Tough". She talked about going through a tough childhood when he was arrested and trying to reconnect with him once he's out of jail. Of its video shoot, she said, "There was so much healing in shooting this one."
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'Glee' Considers to Add Whitney Houston Tribute in Valentine's Day Episode

February 13, 2012 06:28:47 GMT


"Glee" producers may re-edit the upcoming Valentine's Day episode of the show in the wake of Whitney Houston's sudden passing. The February 14 outing has already been set to feature a cover of "I Will Always Love You" performed by Amber Riley's Mercedes before the "Saving All My Love for You" hitmaker was pronounced dead on Saturday, and now the producers are considering to add a tribute to the late singer.

While no final decision has yet to be made, The Hollywood Reporter said that a title card acknowledging Houston's death might be added to make the episode an official tribute to the Grammy Award-winning singer.
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Whitney Houston's 'Sparkle' Sticks on August Release, Producers Weigh In on the Diva's Death

February 13, 2012 05:50:58 GMT


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The shocking news of Whitney Houston's death on Saturday, February 11 would not affect the planned release schedule for her last movie, "Sparkle". Sony Pictures has confirmed that the forthcoming drama will still stick with its original release date on August 17.

The release schedule aside, Sony weighed in on the sudden death of the fabled diva. In a statement released Sunday, the studio said, "Like all those who knew and loved her, we are shocked and saddened and the world has lost an incomparable talent. Right now our thoughts are with her daughter, her family and her friends."
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Grammys 2012: Adele Leads Full Winner List by Collecting Six Awards

February 13, 2012 04:59:21 GMT


Two last awards at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards went to Adele. The British pop sensation took home Record of the Year for "Rolling in the Deep" and Album of the Year for "21". This gave her a total of six awards, leading the winner list.

Adele accepted the Record of the Year prize from Best Country Album winner Lady Antebellum. "Thank you so much--this is ridiculous!" she said and thanked people on the radio for playing the song. "People seem to really, really enjoy it," she noted.
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Report: Family Considers Sending Whitney Houston's Daughter to Rehab

February 13, 2012 04:53:35 GMT


Whitney Houston's daughter with Bobby Brown seems to have left others worried sick about her in the wake of the singer's sudden passing. Family of Bobbi Kristina, according to TMZ, is considering to send her to rehab out of fear that the 18-year-old girl might be suicidal.

TMZ claimed that Bobbi was "hysterical, exhausted and inconsolable" after learning about her mother's death. Another source offered similar remark to Us Weekly, saying that the teenager is having "a total breakdown." The source added, "She is freaking out, uncontrollably sobbing. Everybody is worried."
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'Walking Dead' 2.09 Sneak Peeks: Rick Trapped in Gun Fight, Lori Stuck in Car

February 13, 2012 04:32:31 GMT


Rick, Glenn and Hershel will find themselves in a deadly battle when "The Walking Dead" returns with a new episode next week. Facing a new army of foes - both dead and alive, the threesome is trapped in a bar and involved in a gun fight to survive.

Elsewhere, Lori encounters danger on the road as a preview for the upcoming outing shows her being stuck in a car. Worrying about Lori, Shane attempts to rescue her and return her to the farm.
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First 'Breaking Dawn II' Clip Highlights Bella and Edward's Heart-to-Heart Moment

February 13, 2012 04:10:10 GMT


The first look at a scene from "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II" has been revealed during the Blu-ray and DVD release of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I" at selected Target stores. The sneak peek gives a look at a heart-to-heart moment between newly-minted vampire Bella and her husband Edward.

Aside from the intimate scene between the newlyweds, the clip sees the lead heroine discovering a note in a book, in which Alice writes down some instructions of what to do to get new passports. It additionally offers a look at some behind-the-scene footage, including the one that shows Edward and Jacob preparing for a battle in the woods.
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Grammys 2012: Bon Iver Beat Nicki Minaj as Best New Artist Winner

February 13, 2012 04:05:26 GMT


Though they didn't perform at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Bon Iver managed to hit the stage. They were announced that Sunday night to collect a prize for winning Best New Artist. Justin Vernon and his bandmates won over The Band Perry, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj and Skrillex. They were presented the award by Carrie Underwood and Tony Bennett.

Days before the awards show took place, lead singer Justin Vernon revealed why they turned down the offer to sing at the prestigious event. "We had to do a collaboration with someone else," he opened up. "We're getting nominated for this record that we made ... and all of a sudden we were being asked to play music that had nothing to do with that."
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'Once Upon a Time' 1.13 Preview: Kathryn Slaps Mary Margaret

February 13, 2012 03:25:07 GMT


Mary Margaret will get a slap in the face in the upcoming episode of "Once Upon a Time". David finally agrees to tell Kathryn about his relationship with Mary Margaret and put an end to his loveless marriage, but it's Regina who may first reveal his affair to his wife. Shocked by the news, Kathryn comes to see Mary and give her the unexpected slap.

Meanwhile, in the fairytale land, runaway groom Prince Charming agrees to aid Abigail to recover something precious that was lost to her while he is in search for Snow White. In the dangerous mission, Prince Charming must face a big tempation, but one mistake could result in a deadly end for him.
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'The Artist' and 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Round Up BAFTAs 2012's Full Winner List

February 13, 2012 03:22:18 GMT


Full winners of British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards 2012 have been unveiled during a ceremony on Sunday evening, February 12. "The Artist", "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy", "The Iron Lady" and "Hugo" are among the big winners at the annual prize-giving event.

"The Artist" became the biggest winner at the BAFTAs by grabbing not less than seven kudos, including the coveted Best Film prize. The breakout silent movie also brought its director Michel Hazanavicius and its lead actor Jean Dujardin to win Best Director and Best Actor awards respectively.
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Michelle Williams and Penelope Cruz Bring Elegance to BAFTAs 2012's Red Carpet

February 13, 2012 03:18:32 GMT


The 65th Annual British Academy of Film and Television Awards has been held at London's Royal Opera House. Before the ceremony was kicked off on Sunday, February 12, a horde of Hollywood stars flocked the red carpet, and the ladies, in particular, turned heads with their elegance.

Michelle Williams, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in "My Week with Marilyn", looked sophisticated in a customized black-and-ivory gown designed by H&M. She complemented the strapless dress with jewelry by Fred Leighton for Forevermark and an Olympia Le Tan "book" clutch.
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Grammys 2012: Chris Brown Wins Best R 'n' B Album

February 13, 2012 03:01:48 GMT


More winners were announced at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards which took place on Sunday night, February 12 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Chris Brown got his first award of the evening by grabbing the coveted Best R&B Album, thanks to his latest effort "F.A.M.E.".

Breezy triumphed over El DeBarge ("Second Chance"), R. Kelly ("Love Letter"), Ledisi ("Pieces of Me"), and Kelly Price ("Kelly"). "Team Breezy man, it's all for you," he greeted his loyal devotees.
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Simon Cowell Confirms Whitney Houston Was a Potential 'X Factor' Judge


February 13, 2012 02:34:51 GMT


Whitney Houston was one of the names included in the list of possible "The X Factor (US)" judge, Simon Cowell has confirmed. Calling into "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Saturday night, September 11, the creator of the new reality series said that the late singer was indeed in consideration to take one of the vacant spots left by Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

"We were ironically going to meet on Monday and of course, one of the names we were going to be talking about in that meeting as a possible mentor on the new series of X Factor was going to be Whitney Houston," the former "American Idol" judge said, revealing that Houston was one of the stars who are going to be discussed during a meeting planned to take place a day after the ongoing Grammy Awards.
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Whitney Houston's Autopsy Completed, Results Placed on Security Hold

February 13, 2012 02:20:28 GMT


Coroner's officials have brought small updates on the death of pop icon Whitney Houston. On Sunday, February 12 afternoon, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed that the autopsy on the body of the "I Will Always Love You" singer has been completed, but its results won't be released just yet.

Los Angeles Deputy Chief Coroner Ed Winter said in a press conference that officials have been asked by the Beverly Hills Police Department to put a security hold on the results of their investigation. Noting that the investigation into the singer's death is ongoing, he added that "the cause of death is deferred pending toxicology and further testing."
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Grammys 2012: Adele Thanks Her Doctors After Best Pop Solo Performance Win

February 13, 2012 01:59:38 GMT


The live telecast of 54th Annual Grammy Awards has kicked off on Sunday night, February 12 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. The first winner at the star-studded ceremony was none other than Adele. The British pop sensation, who has already won Best Pop Vocal Album at the pre-telecast, added one more trophy to her collection by grabbing a prize for Best Pop Solo Performance.

Adele collected the coveted award for "Someone Like You". She beat Lady GaGa ("You and I"), Bruno Mars ("Grenade"), Katy Perry ("Firework") and Pink ("F**kin' Perfect"). "I'm probably going to get emotional. My life changed when I wrote this song," she said. "I need to thank my doctors, I suppose, who brought my voice back." She accepted the gong from Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt after the duo sang Etta James' "A Sunday Kind of Love".
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'The Vow' Opens as Box Office Champion on Record-Breaking Weekend

February 13, 2012 01:43:25 GMT


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"The Vow" successfully tops North American box office on a record-breaking weekend. In its debut week, the romantic movie starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams rakes in $41.2 million, which marks the biggest non-holiday February weekend ever. The result is rising more than 30% compared to the same weekend in 2011.

"We grossed what it cost to make the film in the first two days. It's really a fantastic result," Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures president of worldwide distribution, says of the drama that cost around $30 million to produce. Bruer explains that the pairing of Tatum and McAdams in the drama plays a big role in the big success. Receiving a "B" CinemaScore, the movie appeals to 72% female audience, with 55% of them under the age of 25.
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'SNL': Zooey Deschanel Parodies 'The Artist', Show Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston

February 13, 2012 01:40:18 GMT


Zooey Deschanel brought her "adorkable" "New Girl" persona to "Saturday Night Live" on February 11. Hosting the latest episode of the variety show, she sang a song about a guy who forgets Valentine's Day while playing an ukulele in the monologue.

The "500 Days of Summer" actress later showed her dancing skill in a sketch titled "Les Jeunes de Paris" that parodies "The Artist". Helping her to spoof the Golden Globes-winning movie was none other than the film's lead actor, Jean Dujardin.
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Grammys 2012: LL Cool J Leads the Crowd to Pray for Whitney Houston

February 13, 2012 01:33:21 GMT


In the wake of Whitney Houston's shocking death, the 54th Annual Grammy Awards took on somber mood on Sunday night, February 12 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. After live performances by Bruce Springsteen and The Beach Boys, host LL Cool J came onto the stage and paid tribute to the late singer.

"Tonight, we ask ourselves: How do we speak to this time, to this day? There is no way around this. We've had a death in our family," the rapper quietly told the crowd. "At least for me, for me, the only thing that feels right is to begin with a prayer. For a woman that we loved, for our fallen sister, Whitney Houston."
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Grammys 2012: Adele Stunning in Black, Katy Perry Sparkling in Blue


February 13, 2012 01:24:45 GMT


Though taking place a day after the sudden passing of Whitney Houston, the 54th Annual Grammy Awards still saw the big names in music industry stepping out in their best dress. Adele and Katy Perry were among those who turned head on the red carpet outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday, February 12.

Adele, who is up for six Grammys this year, stunned in a custom black gown by Giorgio Armani. Her dress features three-quarter length sleeves with a cinched waist and a black grosgrain panel on the front. The "Someone Like You" singer completed her look with Harry Winston 12.4 carat diamond micropave ring set in platinum.
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Grammys 2012: Foo Fighters, Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Adele Win Early

February 13, 2012 00:48:25 GMT


Before the live ceremony of 54th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, a pre-telecast was held announcing some of its early winners. Foo Fighters, Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Adele were among those who were lucky to bring home Golden Gramophones early.

The Dave Grohl-fronted band led the early winner list by grabbing four coveted kudos. They collected prizes for Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance and Best Long Form Music Video. "Well we know we ain't going home empty handed now," drummer Taylor Hawkins jokingly said.
 
 
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