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From Pharrell's Mountie to Madonna's Fedora: The Best Hats at the Grammys | Pharrell Williams

From Pharrell's Mountie to Madonna's Fedora: All the Best Hats from the 2014 Grammys

Originally posted 01/27/2014 12:25AM

When Pharrell Williams strolled into the Grammys wearing an oversize Royal Canadian Mountie hat, it immediately became the Internet's favorite Grammy-night accessory. He also launched the official trend of the night on the red carpet and inside the Staples Center – lots and lots of hats.

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Taylor Swift, Pink to Rock This Year's Grammy Performance Lineup

Taylor Swift, Pink to Rock This Year's Grammy Performance Lineup

Originally posted 01/07/2014 02:20PM

This year's lineup of who's performing at the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards has just been announced, and the show really promises to rock.

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Find Out Who Earned Grammy Nominations

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Taylor Swift, Lorde, Katy Perry Score Grammy Noms – But Miley Cyrus is Shut Out

Originally posted 12/06/2013 11:40PM

The song of the summer – Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" – was a no-brainer for a record of the year nod when the 2014 Grammy nominations were announced Friday night during a live concert at the Nokia Theater in L.A.

But Miley Cyrus, whose headline-making songs "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball" were eligible, was shut out of the major categories.

Jay-Z leads the pack with nine nominations, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored seven apiece while newcomer Lorde received four.

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Nirvana, LL Cool J, Linda Ronstadt Among Rock Hall of Fame Nominees

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Nominees Announced

Originally posted 10/16/2013 09:35AM

Grunge, old-school rap and pyro-infused '70s rock are well represented in the latest list of nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Nirvana, Kiss, N.W.A. and solo artists Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens are among the 16 nominees for 2014, Cleveland's Rock Hall announced Wednesday.

They are joined as nominees by Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Deep Purple, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Link Wray, the Meters, Chic, Yes and the Zombies.

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LL Cool J Wanted to 'Shake Things Up' with 'Accidental Racist' | Brad Paisley, LL Cool J

LL Cool J Wanted to 'Shake Things Up' with 'Accidental Racist'

Originally posted 04/09/2013 04:25PM

LL Cool J is glad you're talking about his controversial duet, "Accidental Racist," with Brad Paisley.

That means he's doing his job.

"Music is about ... connecting different people, and building bridges and breaking the rules," the rapper tells CNN. "If it's not compelling, and it's not complex and it's not interesting, then what are we doing it for? So I think that's the right move."

"I needed to do something that was going to be interesting like that, and shake things up, and jump out of the box," he said. "I'm really proud of it, and I hope the world hears it and enjoys it."

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'Accidental Racist' Goes Viral – Brad Paisley Defends His Duet | Brad Paisley, LL Cool J

Brad Paisley Defends Controversial 'Accidental Racist' Duet with LL Cool J

Originally posted 04/09/2013 08:15AM

If the song was intended to get people talking, it's been a staggering success.

But Brad Paisley's "Accidental Racist," a duet with LL Cool J on his new album Wheelhouse, out Tuesday, is also hugely controversial.

Styled as a conversation between a white Southerner and a black New Yorker, the song features the two singers having a charged debate about race – and features Paisley's character walking into a coffee shop wearing a shirt with a Confederate flag on it.

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Who Violated the Grammys Dress Code? | Kathy Griffin, Katy Perry

Katy Perry: Grammy Dress Code Violator?

Originally posted 02/10/2013 09:15PM

A dress code at the Grammy Awards seems as likely to be enforced as a profanity ban for Quentin Tarantino movies. Still, the stars were ordered to cover up this year.

So, did they?

Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Rowland may have crossed a line with their outfits – Lopez in an Anthony Vaccarello dress with a high thigh slit, and Rowland in a Georges Chakra outfit that showed lots of skin.

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Taylor Swift, Rihanna and fun. Will Perform at Grammys | Marcus Mumford, Rihanna

UpdatePosted 01/09/2013 09:30AM

Taylor Swift, Rihanna and fun. Will Perform at Grammy Awards

Originally posted 01/09/2013 11:25AM

Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, the Black Keys, Rihanna and fun. are among the first acts announced for the 55th annual Grammy Awards next month.

All are nominees and will join rapper-actor host LL Cool J to kick off the show, which will be broadcast live on CBS on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. from the Los Angeles STAPLES Center.

Six artists (including fun. and Mumford & Sons) have been nominated this year for six Grammys each. The Black Keys have five nominations while Rihanna and Swift have three each.

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PHOTOS: NCIS: L.A. Actors' Mothers Guest Star on the Hit

NCIS: L.A. Actors' Mothers Guest Star on the Hit

Originally posted 09/28/2012 05:50PM

Without question, the Oct. 9 episode of NCIS: L.A. is the mother of all mysteries.

While the team tracks down a suspect in a casino, four women – portrayed by the lead actors' real-life mothers – are playing poker.

When executive producer Shane Brennan e-mailed the CBS drama’s stars with the idea, "I thought it was a joke," Chris O’Donnell says. "When I found out he was serious, I was excited to call my mom. I knew this would be the biggest deal for her."

It was a thrill for the actors as well. "It was fun getting to work and seeing her in hair and makeup," Eric Christian Olsen says of having his mother, Jeanne, on-set.

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VIDEO: Lea Michele, LL Cool J, Kevin Bacon & Others Stand Up to Cancer

Lea Michele, LL Cool J, Kevin Bacon & Others Stand Up to Cancer

Originally posted 08/30/2012 08:30AM

Hollywood is standing up to cancer.

On Friday, Sept. 7, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen and Emma Stone will join even more stars from film, TV and sports to Stand Up to Cancer for a televised fundraising special.

Check out the exclusive clip of stars from Neil Patrick Harris to Jane Lynch promoting the event, which aims to raise funds and build public support for groundbreaking research in the fight against the disease.

Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Tim McGraw will also perform.

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