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MIRANDA LAMBERT wowed in an elegant, cleavage-baring Roberto Cavalli gown at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
See for yourself:
Miranda isn’t someone we see on the red carpet often, but during those rare moments that we do, she always looks fashionably fabulous.
The country singer, who was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Country Album, was lovely in a midnight blue Roberto Cavalli gown with a plunging neckline and a subtly sheer skirt, which featured a modest train.
For her accessories, Miranda chose flower-shaped drop earrings, silvery gray bangles, and a sparkly beaded clutch.
Half-up, half-down waves, smokey eyes, and a pink lip finished the look.
Yay or nay?
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KAT DENNINGS opted for a sequined cocktail dress by Vivienne Westwood at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
But was it fab… or drab?
Kat usually goes for the bombshell look whenever she walks the red carpet, but as she was only a presenter at the event, the “2 Broke Girls” star chose a simpler look in the form of a strapless, blue and white sequined Vivienne Westwood cocktail dress with a structured bodice.
A gold sun pendant necklace, nude t-strap pumps, and her gorgeous boyfriend Nick Zano completed the look.
Beauty-wise, Kat opted for loose waves, dramatic black eyeliner, and a dark red lip color.
Not exactly the best fashion statement (the styling was all over the place, and none of it complemented her dress) we’ve seen from her, but she does look gorgeous… as always.
Do you agree?
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fun., The Black Keys and Mumford & Sons dominated the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, sweeping up eight of the top honors between them.
The “Gold on the Ceiling” rockers were already double winners as they headed into the Staples Center in Los Angeles after “El Camino” was named Best Rock Album and “Lonely Boy” Best Rock Song in the early announcements prior to the main ceremony, where they added Best Rock Performance for “Lonely Boy,” while frontman Dan Auerbach picked up a Producer of the Year trophy.
Pop stars fun. were crowned Best New Artist and took home Song of the Year for “We Are Young,” but Mumford & Sons trumped both bands to claim Album of the Year for “Babel” at the end of the glitzy ceremony.
Record of the Year went to Gotye and Kimbra for their infectious “Somebody That I Used to Know,” which also earned the pair the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance trophy.
The awards show was full of hot performances and collaborations – Taylor Swift kicked off proceedings as the sexy ringmaster of a circus-themed set while belting out her Record of the Year nominee “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
Her new tour mate, British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, teamed up with Sir Elton John for a special duet on The A Team, while the “Rocket Man” also led the Zac Brown Band, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes and T Bone Burnett in a tribute to late The Band star Levon Helm.
The Black Keys rocked out with blues icon Dr. John and New Orleans’ beloved Preservation Hall Jazz Band in memory of late jazz musician Dave Brubeck, and Bruno Mars, Sting, Rihanna, and Ziggy and Damian Marley came together for a show-stopping tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley.
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z joined forces for the first TV performance of their new single “Suit & Tie” and the “SexyBack” hitmaker also debuted another track, “Pusher Love Girl,” on music’s big night, while event host LL Cool J closed the show by returning to his rap roots and teaming up with Chuck D, drummer Travis Barker and Tom Morello for an explosive finale.
The full list of winners is:
Record Of The Year – Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra
Album Of The Year – Babel by Mumford & Sons
Song Of The Year – We Are Young by Fun. featuring Janelle Monae
Best New Artist – Fun.
Best Pop Solo Performance – Set Fire To The Rain (Live) by Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra
Best Pop Instrumental Album – Impressions by Chris Botti
Best Pop Vocal Album – Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
Best Dance Recording – Bangarang by Skrillex featuring Sirah
Best Dance/Electronica Album – Bangarang by Skrillex
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – Kisses On The Bottom by Paul McCartney
Best Rock Performance – Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance – Love Bites (So Do I) by Halestorm
Best Rock Song – Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
Best Rock Album – El Camino by The Black Keys
Best Alternative Music Album – Making Mirrors by Gotye
Best R&B Performance – Climax by Usher
Best Traditional R&B Performance – Love On Top by Beyonce
Best R&B Song – Adorn by Miguel
Best Urban Contemporary Album – Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
Best R&B Album – Black Radio by Robert Glasper Experiment
Best Rap Performance – N****s In Paris by Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – No Church In The Wild by Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Best Rap Song – N****s In Paris by Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap Album – Take Care by Drake
Best Country Solo Performance – Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
Best Country Duo/Group Performance – Pontoon by Little Big Town
Best Country Song – Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
Best Country Album – Uncaged by Zac Brown Band
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The 55th Annual Grammy Awards got off to a hot start on the red carpet, where music’s biggest stars gathered before the main event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Most stars adhered to the requests in the memo that CBS sent out on Wednesday, asking stars to tone their fashion choices down. The memo specifically asked that “buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered”; also warning that “see through” fashions, visible thongs and attire exposing any part of “genital regions” was forbidden at this year’s award show.
Most stars followed the rules, including Jennifer Lopez, who did push the envelope a little and joked about the code while presenting an award with Pitbull.
J. Lo’s black, one-shoulder gown exposed her entire right leg (coming dangerously close to the “genital region”), of which she joked, “As you can see, I got the memo.”
Up-and-comer D’manti crossed the line though, wearing a see-through lace dress and exposing lots of skin.
The singer, there to promote her upcoming single, said she got a few glares from others over her attire.
“I got the memo after I picked out the dress,” she said.
Apparently that made it okay to wear it.
Check out lots more pics from the 2013 Grammys below!
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Maybe Chris Brown, cars and the Grammys aren’t such a good combination. Three years after making headlines for beating then girlfriend Rihanna during an argument on the eve of music’s biggest event, Brown totaled his car in Los Angeles.
Saturday afternoon the R&B star was on his way to Debbie Allen’s dance school for a Symphonic Love Foundation event when two other cars carrying paparazzi cut him off.
Brown’s rep told TMZ, “The occupants jumped out, with cameras, and aggressively approached his vehicle. In an effort to remove himself from the situation, he began to back down an alley at which point his was cut off by two additional vehicles.”
Brown then hit a wall with his black Porsche (pic of the damaged car at TMZ), totaling it, according to his rep.
Brown wasn’t hurt and made it to Allen’s event and to a pre-Grammy Awards party later in the day.
The incident is only the latest in a long line of recent troubles for the star; including threatening rapper Frank Ocean and using a gay slur about him.
The “Kiss Kiss” singer was also recently accused of faking the completion of 180 hours of community service, part of the terms of his five-year probation stemming from the Rihanna beating incident.
Over the years, the Grammy for Best New Artist has proven to be a fickle award.
In many instances, it has gone to an artist or group who would go on to achieve major worldwide success. (Mariah Carey, anyone?)
But in certain cases, it has also been rewarded to artists whose careers ended right after they finished their acceptance speech, leading many to believe that the award is more of a curse than a blessing. (Seriously, when was the last time Shelby Lynne’s name came up in one of your conversations?)
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7 Photos What will the future hold for this year’s crop of nominees? And who will win the coveted prize?
Get to know the group of five, below, then cast your vote for who will win when the Grammys air this Sunday, Feb. 10, on CBS.
From: Athens, Alabama
Claim to Fame: ‘Boys and Girls,’ which peaked at number 8 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Song of Choice: ‘Hold On’
From: New York City
Claim to Fame: the uber-catchy CD ‘Some Nights,’ which spawned the equally catchy, chart-topping singles ‘We Are Young’ and ‘Some Nights.’
Song of Choice: ‘We Are Young’
From: Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Claim to Fame: toured with Taylor Swift in 2011; released his eponymous debut that same year, which went Gold in the US and featured the number-one hit ‘Wanted.’
Song of Choice: ‘Wanted’
From: Denver, Colorado
Claim to Fame: ‘Ho Hey,’ which hit number three on the Billboard Hot 100; self-titled debut, which to-date has sold nearly one million copies
Song of Choice: ‘Ho Hey’
From: New Orleans, Louisiana
Claim to Fame: the critically acclaimed debut CD ‘Channel Orange,’ which received rave reviews form fans and critics — not to mention an nomination for Album of the Year.
Song of Choice: ‘Thinking About You’
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