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Adele sang splendidly and won everything she was nominated for, all six awards, taking it all in stride right up until the end, when she broke down accepting the award for Best Album. It was sweet. Glenn Campbell performed well, despite Alzheimer's. The surviving Beach Boys, reunited just for the awards, sounded far better doing "Good Vibrations" than either the touring band of faux Beach Boys or Brian Wilson's solo group. The Foo Fighters were formulaic. Katy Perry, like most teenybopper-courting space aliens since Marc Bolan, is entirely a creation of studio gimmickry. Rihanna was fine. Jennifer Hudson's tribute to Whitney was brief and tasteful. Paul McCartney's regal and generous, aging vocal cords or no. And Nicki Minaj ...
Well. It's a good thing they stuck her at the end. She debuted a new single, "Roman Holiday," from the upcoming album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and in so doing took hip-hop to strange, gothic places. Sometimes Nicki sounded like The Dresden Dolls. She shouted, moaned, brayed off-key, toyed with Catholic iconography, got huffy with a priest, and flew. Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...
David Guetta plays a Frankenstein-style scientist who brings a cyborg Nicki Minaj to life, inspiring jealousy in his other creations, in the "Turn Me On" music video.
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Sociological experiment: Watch this very strange, abstinence-themed spoof on Nikki Minaj's "Super Bass" twice. The first time, assume that its creator is a godless heathen and is completely in on the joke. The second time, imagine that she really is the nice Christian girl she seems to be in the the video. Now: is the vid only funny if it's insincere?
Apparently things got a bit hot on the set of the video shoot for Madonna's forthcoming single "Give Me All Your Love" yesterday. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj joined Madonna in New York.
Minaj tweeted from the set: "OH MY f'ingggg Gahhhh!!!!! MADONNA jus kissed me!!!!! On the lips!!!!!!! It felt sooooo good. Soooo soft!!!! *passes out* aaahhhhh!!!!!!!!!"
BARNEY FRANK: Talks to Chris Matthews about Newt Gingrich's remarks at the GOP debate, calling for him to be jailed.
TEXAS: A not-so-clever thief is lassoing security cameras before his thefts, but he hasn't bothered to hide his face.
JESSE LAGRECA: DailyKos writer who schooled the FOX News reporter last week talks to Crooks & Liars.
MINI MINAJ: Nicki Minaj surprises a young superfan on Ellen.
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