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Mark Ronson: Grammys Just Like Yom Kippur | Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson: Grammys Just Like Yom Kippur

Originally posted 02/14/2008 02:15PM

Mark Ronson says his experience at the Grammys on Sunday night was a hungry one.

"It was a bit of a long day," the award winning producer told PEOPLE at London's H&M store opening Wednesday. "All my awards were in the beginning of the day before you see the glamorous thing on TV so I was sitting with no food and water next to my mum for nine hours. It was just like Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday where you have to fast."

Ronson who produced Amy Winehouse's Grammy-winning album Back to Black, picked up the producer of the year trophy at Sunday's show, then flew to the U.K., for a surprise gig at the high street chain's new flagship store opening in central London. (Also there: a bevy of fashionistas, as well as rock offspring Kelly Osbourne and Peaches Geldof, who took to the DJ booth later in the evening.)

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Carrie Underwood Gets Her Own 'Before He Cheats' Baseball Bat | Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood Gets Her Own 'Before He Cheats' Baseball Bat

Originally posted 02/13/2008 10:00AM

Watch out, future jerk ex-boyfriends: Carrie Underwood is now armed. The "Before He Cheats" Grammy winner has been given her very own personalized version of the Louisville Slugger baseball bat featured in her hit song. (In the tune, Underwood, 24, croons that she "took a Louisville slugger to both headlights" of her unnamed cheating man's "4-wheel drive.") Congratulations, Carrie ... and please, be safe with that thing.

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Aretha at Grammys: Not Feeling the R-E-S-P-E-C-T | Aretha Franklin

Aretha at Grammys: Not Feeling the
R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Originally posted 02/12/2008 06:20PM

When Beyoncé and Tina Turner hit the Grammy stage for their high-octane duet on Sunday, most observers were left in awe. But the woman known as the "Queen of Soul" was left in a state of dismay over Beyoncé's introducing Turner as "the Queen."

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Natalie Cole: Amy's Wins Send a 'Bad Message' | Amy Winehouse

Grammy Awards 2008

Natalie Cole: Amy's Wins Send a 'Bad Message'

Originally posted 02/11/2008 05:35PM

Dr. Phil, move over. There's a new advocate for tough love on the circuit: Natalie Cole.

The multiple Grammy winner – her first win, in 1975, was for best new artist of the year – told PEOPLE at Sunday's Warner Music Group post-Grammy party that she took a dim view of Amy Winehouse's awards sweep at the Grammy ceremony earlier in the evening.

"I don't think she should have won. I think it sends a bad message to our young people who are trying to get into this business, the ones who are trying to do it right and really trying to keep themselves together," said Cole, 58. "We have to stop rewarding bad behavior."

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Obama Beats Clinton – at the Grammys | Barack Obama

Obama Beats Clinton – at the Grammys

Originally posted 02/11/2008 10:00AM

Barack Obama got the better of Clinton – Bill Clinton, that is – in a different kind of run-off this weekend.

The Democratic presidential hopeful won the Grammy for best spoken word album on Sunday for the audio edition of his book, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. The Illinois Senator beat out two former presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, to claim the trophy. (Maya Angelou and Alan Alda also vied for the prize.)

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Amy Winehouse: 'I'm So Proud and Happy' | Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse: 'I'm So Proud and Happy'

Originally posted 02/11/2008 07:50AM

Amy Winehouse couldn't make it to Sunday's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles – but that didn't stop her from stealing the show.

The troubled 24-year-old singer won five awards – including record of the year, song of the year and best new artist – and rocked the crowd with a live-via-satellite rendition of "You Know I'm No Good" and "Rehab."

Click here for a list of the night's big winners.

After her emotional acceptance speech, the Back to Black singer addressed the crowd gathered in London at the Riverside Studios.

"I can't believe I've won five awards," she told the intimate crowd, including her mother Janis, father Mitch and older brother Alex. "It's a shame I couldn't be there to accept the awards, but I'm so proud and happy that I had the opportunity to perform for the Grammys in my hometown of London with my family and friends around me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

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New Music Rivalry: Kanye West and ... Vince Gill?! | Kanye West, Vince Gill

New Music Rivalry: Kanye West and ... Vince Gill?!

Originally posted 02/11/2008 07:45AM

The collective "Oh, snap!" you heard Sunday night at the Grammy Awards was Kanye West getting ribbed by none other than ... country nice guy Vince Gill???

Onstage to accept an award from Beatle Ringo Starr, Gill, who was an album of the year nominee along with West, joked, "I just got an award given to me by a Beatle. Have you had that happen yet, Kanye?"

Gill told reporters backstage that it was all in good fun – and that he doesn't think he's started a new rivalry.

"No, he was laughing," Gill said. "I'm a smartass. You know, I can't help it. He seemed to think that he and Amy [Winehouse] were the only ones worthy of the album of the year tonight. And I was just having some fun. He laughed, so it was all in good spirit."

Click here for a list of the night's big winners.

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Amy Winehouse: Near Clean Sweep at Grammys

Originally posted 02/10/2008 11:00PM



It was Amy Winehouse's night: The British pop singer pulled off a near-clean sweep at the 50th annual Grammy Awards Sunday night, scoring five trophies including record of the year, song of the year and best new artist, while putting on a passionate performance via satellite from London.

Winehouse won all the night's top awards, except album of the year, which went to Herbie Hancock for River: The Joni Letters.

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Beyoncé and Tina Turner: Nice & Rough! | Beyonce Knowles, Tina Turner

Beyoncé and Tina Turner: Nice & Rough!

Originally posted 02/10/2008 09:55PM

Ladies and gentlemen, we present you with a 68-year-old music legend, showing Beyoncé a few new ways to rock. Tina Turner brought the Grammy Awards crowd to its feet Sunday night, performing "What's Love Got to Do With It" before welcoming Beyoncé for a smoking hot duet of "Proud Mary."

(Side note: One hour after the Grammys, Turner was expected to be on a plane to Russia, where she's due to perform for President Vladimir Putin.) Keep checking back to PEOPLE.com for all the latest updates!

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Amy Winehouse Wins Best New Artist, Kanye West Pays Tribute to Mom | Kanye West

UpdatePosted 02/10/2008 09:30PM

Amy Winehouse Wins Best New Artist, Kanye West Pays Tribute to Mom

Originally posted 02/10/2008 09:00PM

Amy Winehouse added to her growing trophy collection, winning best new artist and song of the year honors at Sunday night's Grammy Awards – while performers from Carrie Underwood to Kanye West rocked the Staples Center.

In one of the night's most anticipated performances, West got down on his knees for an emotional tribute to his late mother Donda West, performing "Hey Mama," while sporting the word "Mama" shaved into the back of his head. That followed a glow-in-the-dark rendition of "Stronger" with Daft Punk.

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