When your country's national musical treasure returns home to London after winning six Grammys and endearing herself to millions of bitter, cynical Americans with a single snort, it is probably in best practice to allow said treasure a fair number of seconds to bask in the moment of winning Album of the Year at her homeland's biggest music awards show. If you don't, said treasure can always flip everyone off on national television.
This R&B lady was trying to improve her career by bedding a powerful man backstage at Fashion Week. This actress is going bald, this actress slept with a woman to win a bet, this Oscar nominee has a drinking problem, and this celeb didn't go to the Grammys because she didn't want to be upstaged by Whitney. She at least could have snuck backstage.
The "rubbish relationship," the snot, it was all great.
Not an easy job and Jennifer Hudson delivered.
Amazing. And the first bit of truly inspired anything tonight.
Lotta looking back so far tonight.
LL Cool J opened the Grammys with a prayer for, a memory of, Whitney Houston. Here is that opening.