The GRAMMY Pre-Telecast Ceremony comes into its own as a major stand-alone event – The annual GRAMMY Awards telecast is known as Music’s Biggest Night, but, in the hours leading up to the telecast, music enjoys a pretty big day as well. This year, approximately 70 of the 78 GRAMMY categories will be announced at the Pre-Telecast Ceremony on Feb. 12, with the final categories showcased on the CBS telecast. While there’s no denying the unique excitement that’s part of every GRAMMY broadcast, the Pre-Telecast has come into its own as a major stand-alone event with a distinctive character, an expanding audience, GRAMMY-style live performances, and, of course, no commercial interruptions. Those not lucky enough to be a nominee (or a close friend of a nominee) can still see the event streamed live online via GRAMMY Live, beginning at 1 p.m. PST. – Read more at Grammy.com
Tony Bennett rehearses duet with Carrie Underwood, reflects on first Grammy Awards – Indeed, Bennett will be celebrated for his own classic song, the 50-year-old hit “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” in the City by the Bay next week. After running through their Grammy performance three times, Bennett told Underwood, “It was beautiful singing with you.” “She’s beautiful and she sings great and she’s so popular,” he said as he came off stage. “It’s just a wonderful experience to be on the show.” – Read more at Huffington Post
John Lloyd Young, Jason Ritter, Amy Smart, et al. Set for Celebration Theatre Benefit – Celebration Theatre will present a one night only benefit and readings in support of Celebration Theatre and its upcoming production of THE COLOR PURPLE. Scheduled to perform are John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys), Nicholas Bishop, Matt Dallas, Keith David, Devon Gummersall, Sharon Lawrence, Peter Paige, Jason Ritter, Amy Smart Doug Spearman and from the cast of THE COLOR PURPLE – La Toya London (American Idol) & Cesili Williams!
This One-Night Only Special Event will perform on Monday, February 13 at 8pm. – Read more at Broadway World
Trendwire Feb 10th w/ Adam Lambert, The Fray, and Taylor Armstrong
Adam Lambert Talks Past Grammy Fashion Faux Pas, Bruno Mars Collabo, Queen Rumors – Adam Lambert won’t be at the Grammys this year, as he’ll be out of town, but he swung by the Grammy rehearsals this weekend to check out all the action. And there, Yahoo! caught up with him to talk fashion faux pas (he seems to regret wearing a bolo tie to the 2010 Grammys) and his collaboration with Grammy darling Bruno Mars (the man who ironically beat him out for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at last year’s Grammys). And yes, he addresses the gossip out there about his possible future collaborations with Queen, too: (Adam will be at tonight’s Clive Davis party, he’s working on a dance song with Bruno Mars, confirms he will sing with Queen this year) – See the Video at Yahoo.com
Backstage At The Grammys: We Chat To Adam Lambert, Wiz Khalifa, J Cole And More – We spoke to Adam Lambert, Wiz Khalifa, J Cole, Kat Graham from the Vampire Diaries, Weird Al and plenty more big names. Make sure you check them all out below! – Read more at Hot Hits
Clive Davis on seeing Jennifer Hudson’s “Dreamgirls” screen test: “That sold me” – In an emotional and revealing interview, this evening Jennifer Hudson joins “Piers Morgan Tonight,” offering an honest glimpse into her life and career. Now with a Golden Globe and Grammy to her name, Hudson shares the disappointment of coming up short on “American Idol”: “I just kept singing, even in my exit speech. I said ‘You know what? It’s something in store for me’,” she shares with Piers Morgan. “And two years later, I got ‘Dreamgirls’.” – See the Video at CNN
Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed Fashion Show
Went to my first fashion show today with my beautiful wife in NYC. @RebeccaMinkoff & @TheophilusL rocked it! Paul really looks thrilled, doesn’t he? (WhoSay)
Lucy Hale Meets David Archuleta! – Lucy Hale and David Archuleta meet up at a Hollywood party in the Phillipines on Friday night (February 10). Courtesy of Ben Chan, the 22-year-old Pretty Little Liars actress is in Indonesia to promote the show and other things. – Read more at Just Jared
Behind-The-Scenes Grammy Blog #1 – On Wednesday as part of the GRAMMY Camp Media Team, I attended two GRAMMY Week events in Los Angeles, GRAMMY Camp – Basic Training in the morning, and GRAMMY in the Schools Live! in the evening. Jam was joined by “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” music director Rickey Minor, singer/songwriter and “American Idol” contestant Didi Benami, and songwriter and producer Evan Bogart, among others. Several sessions featured unique participation by both panelists and students. One, which featured an array of music directors, producers, and instrumentalists, concluded with a rousing performance of singer/songwriter and “American Idol” contestant Lacey Brown’s hit “Let It Go.” Another on music production included a contest to find the most talented singer in the room. Lots of shouting and cheering ensued. – Read more at Cambio
Didi Benami, Lacey Brown, Ricky Minor
David Archuleta – Vangie skit
David tweeted this = it looks like an ad for a phone device.
Pia Toscano greets fans @ Tru in Hollywood!