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Grammy Awards 2011

TV Reporter Serene Branson Wants to Return to Work Soon

Serene Branson Wants to Return to Work Soon

Originally posted 02/15/2011 02:25PM

It's still a mystery why CBS 2 reporter Serene Branson suddenly slurred her speech on Grammy night, but this much is known: She's feeling much better.

According to the local Los Angeles station, Branson "wants us to know she followed-up with a visit to the doctor for some medical tests. [She] thanks everyone for their concern and good wishes and hopes to be back on the air very soon."

Shortly into Branson's live report Sunday night, she began speaking gibberish, causing the station to quickly cut her off.

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Grammy Stars Sing Out: My Favorite Romantic Tune

Grammy Stars Sing Out: My Favorite Romantic Tune

Originally posted 02/14/2011 10:25AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and others discuss – and sing – their ultimate love song


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Grammy Artists Reveal: My Secret Rap Name

Grammy Artists Reveal: My Secret Rap Name

Originally posted 02/14/2011 10:00AM

Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and other musicians get into the hip-hop spirit with a rapper alter-ego


Blake Shelton: No Romance This Valentine's Day with Miranda Lambert

Originally posted 02/14/2011 10:55AM

Blake Shelton says Valentine's Day with fiancée Miranda Lambert probably won't be too passionate this year – and it has nothing to do with her forgetting to thank him at the Grammy Awards.

"The Grammys have kind of screwed up Valentine's Day for everybody here," the country singer, 34, told PEOPLE at the music-awards show on Sunday. "We're all going to get wasted tonight. I mean, we are. And we're going to feel like crap. The last thing we're going to want to do tomorrow is touch each other."

For her part, Lambert, 27 – who won Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "The House That Built Me" – said she's still expecting Shelton to step up today.

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Who Gave the Performance of the Night at the Grammys? | Eminem, Justin Bieber, Usher

Who Gave the Performance of the Night at the Grammys?

Originally posted 02/14/2011 08:45AM

With more than 30 performers taking the stage, Sunday's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards was the ultimate concert – a Justin Bieber and Eminem show and dozens of others rolled up into one.

But whose performance was truly Grammy-worthy?

• The night kicked off with a star-studded tribute to Aretha Franklin, with Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch (of Florence + the Machine), Yolanda Adams, Martina McBride and Christina Aguilera honoring the soul legend with a medley of her hints.

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Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire Win Big at Grammys | Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott, Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire Win Big at Grammys

Originally posted 02/13/2011 11:20PM

Country stars Lady Antebellum represented for Nashville and had a very good night at Sunday's Grammy Awards. The six-time nominees collected five awards, including record of the year and song of the year, for their megahit "Need You Now."

"We just cried our eyes out backstage," Charles Kelley said on stage at L.A.'s Staples Center while accepting record of the year. "I can't believe we're standing up here again."

Meanwhile in an upset, rockers Arcade Fire bested Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry and Eminem, winning the night's biggest honor, album of the year, for their third album, The Suburbs. The band, who performed a rollicking version of "Month of May" earlier in the telecast complete with bicycle-riders, immediately took the stage again and sprinted through an anthemic version of "Ready to Start" after collecting their award from Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

Ten-time nominee Eminem picked up best rap album for Recovery during the ceremony. "Okay, this is crazy," he said as he received a standing ovation. "Thank you to the fans."

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Katy Perry Debuts Wedding Video at Grammys | Katy Perry

Katy Perry Debuts Wedding Video at Grammys

Originally posted 02/13/2011 10:50PM

Katy Perry traded her pastel-colored, cotton candy-themed performances of late for something far more personal at Sunday's Grammy Awards: the pop star, and four-time nominee, debuted footage of her Indian wedding during a heartfelt performance of "Not Like the Movies."

Perched on a swing that began to ascend, Perry sang, "I know you're out there and ... your love came for me," as footage of her Indian nuptials to comedian Russell Brand flashed on a curtain attached to the swing.

Perry and Brand tied the knot on Oct. 23 in a very private and spiritual ceremony in Northern India, and have not previously released any images from the event. In the footage, Perry, 26, sporting a veil, was seen exchanging rings and, later, kissing Brand.

The singer, who arrived at the ceremony with Brand and her 90-year-old grandmother, then pumped up the volume a bit, finishing the performance with an abridged version of her hit "Teenage Dream," complete with back-up dancers.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Rocks the Grammys ... with Puppets | Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow Rocks the Grammys ... with Puppets

Originally posted 02/13/2011 10:30PM

She crooned like a cowgirl at the CMA Awards, sang along with the Glee kids and rocked the stage at Saturday Night Live with Cee Lo Green. Now Gwyneth Paltrow has one more A-list performance to add to her resume: the Grammy Awards.

In a playful turn on the Grammy stage Sunday night, the actress once again joined Green – and some colorful Jim Henson Puppets! – to sing a TV-friendly version of his nominated hit song, "F–– You."

Paltrow, 38, bopped along in front of a spaceship-like backdrop, cozying up to her duet partner atop a piano. And she wasn't the only one having a good time: Green also dressed for the occasion – completing his stage ensemble with a disco-worthy, sequined head cap and feathered accessories.

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POLL: Did Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Performance Sizzle or Fizzle?

Grammy Awards 2011

Did Lady Gaga's Grammy Performance Sizzle or Fizzle?

Originally posted 02/13/2011 09:20PM

It was a fitting way for Lady Gaga to perform her fresh single "Born This Way" live for the first time.

Emerging from a womb-like vessel, in which she made the rounds of the red carpet earlier, Gaga, 24, shimmied and shook in a skin-tight latex getup – complete with pointy shoulder pads and a side-ponytail.

Embryonic entrance aside, the pop star kept it pretty simple.

No glitter, no standing ovation from the audience, no duet partner, this year's performance was a change of pace from last year's high-concept Grammy performance with Elton John. This year, Gaga focused on a spirited dance routine and, at one point, pounded an organ studded with what looked like dolls' heads.

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Christina Aguilera Kicks Off Grammys on a High Note | Christina Aguilera

Grammy Awards 2011

Christina Aguilera Kicks Off Grammys on a High Note

Originally posted 02/13/2011 08:40PM

Christina Aguilera showed some respect for Aretha Franklin at Sunday's Grammy Awards.

One week after the pop star's big Super Bowl fumble – she flubbed the words during her National Anthem performance – Aguilera opened an all-female tribute to the Queen of Soul at L.A.'s Staples Center alongside Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch (of Florence + the Machine), Yolanda Adams and Martina McBride.

Standing in a row, the ladies swapped harmonies, alternating lead vocals during the 10-minute run-through of many of Franklin's hits.

After leading off with "You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)" as a collective, Aguilera belted out "Ain't No Way," accenting the tune with plenty of melisma and her trademark vocal trilling. She stood confidently as she sang and ended the performance on a (sustained) high note – literally.

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