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Grammys Discord: Cable Service Says Dropping 'Same Love' Mass Wedding 'Wasn't Purposeful'

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AT&T’s U-verse digital cable provider scrambled this morning to figure out why some of its subscribers saw Sunday night’s Grammy Awards broadcast drop out just as Queen Latifah teed up a segment that would ultimately marry more than 30 couples, both straight and gay. READ MORE


Ratings: Grammy Awards on Par With Last Year

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CBS’ broadcast of the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night drew …READ MORE


Grammys 2014: The Best and Worst Moments

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When Queen Latifah introduced Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (along with Mary Lambert and Trombone Shorty) as they took the stage for the marriage-equality anthem "Same Love," I'll admit I raised an eyebrow and wondered if an unexpected announcement might be nigh. But while something surprising indeed went down, it turned out to be the Oscar-nominated rapper-actress officiating marriage celebrations for 33 diverse couples -- straight and gay -- who'd chosen to take their vows right there in the Grammy aisles. By the time Madonna emerged to add a chorus of "Open Your Heart" to the proceedings, the tears were flowing freely along the lovebirds and the audience. (Aww, Keith Urban, you big softie!).

The 56th annual Grammy Awards are in the books, and while the night’s most honored fellas never showed their faces — yep, I’m talking about Daft Punk and those wacky robot helmets — everyone knows the real list of winners and losers goes beyond the actual statuettes. …READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS


Ratings: Grammys Down from Record Year But Still Strong, ABC Dramas Hit Low Notes

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CBS’ presentation of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night amassed 28.4 million total viewers while scoring a 10.1 rating with the coveted 18-49 demo.

That represents the kudoscast’s second-largest audience since …READ MORE


Grammys 2013: Grades for All 20 Performances!

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There’s a common complaint among Oldie Olsens like myself that live singing in the Ke$ha Era is going the way of the Dodo. (Or is that Do%o?)

Whether or not there’s any truth to that theory, the 2013 Grammy Awards proved to be …READ MORE


The 2013 Grammy Awards: Best and Worst

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Leading up to the Grammys, all anyone could seem to talk about was who’d win Album of the Year and/or defy CBS’ modesty memo and flash us some side boob. (Our money was on Frank Ocean. For both.)

But to focus on those topics would ignore a whole host of, shall we say, “alternative” categories ranging from Weirdest Acceptance Speech to Performance Most Likely to Induce a Seizure. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS


The 55th Annual Grammy Awards: Winners List

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Spoiler alert: If you don’t want to know who triumphed at the 55th annual Grammy Awards — maybe you watched Sunday’s numerous scripted offerings live and DVR’d music’s biggest night?  — steer clear of the following semi-complete winners list. READ MORE


Ratings: Grammy Awards Attract Second-Largest Audience in History

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Sunday’s Grammy Awards hit all the right notes ratings-wise.

Based on preliminary data, the 54th annual telecast — which featured a moving tribute to Whitney Houston performed by Jennifer Hudson as well as a clean sweep by Adele — drew a staggering …READ MORE


Grammys: Jennifer Hudson's Whitney Houston Tribute Tops the Show's 5 Best Moments

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In the aftermath of Whitney Houston’s death Saturday afternoon in her Beverly Hills hotel suite, I fully expected Grammy producers to open their 2012 award ceremony with a triubute to the fallen pop icon. Strangely enough, though, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson’s sublime cover of Houston’s most iconic ballad, “I Will Always Love You,” didn’t happen until …READ MORE


The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Sunday

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On TV this Sunday: The Grammy Awards celebrate music’s best including the late Whitney Houston, the stork visits Desperate Housewives, the walkers get Walking again and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are 12 programs to keep on your radar. READ MORE