January | 2014 | J.LO | The Johnny Lopez

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Things learned watching the the 56th Annual Grammy Awards:

  1. With Madonna, Katy, Lorde, Ozzy, Yoko & Sean Lennon … Welcome to the Coven Grammys.
  2. On second thought, with McCartney, Urban, Paul Williams, Bruno Mars, Latifah, Alicia Keys, Smokey Robinson, Jeremy Renner, Bille Joe Armstrong, Steven Tyler & Hunter Hayes … it was the L-word Grammys.
  3. If the show is going to run 4 hours then I need Pink’s shirtless dancer in the corner of the screen for at least 3 of them.
  4. Beyonce needs a hair dryer and nothing else.
  5. Daft Punk has drank the Gaga juice. Take the helmets off, fools.
  6. The Little Monsters have found their new Lorde and saviour.
  7. Robin Thicke has officially Single White Male’d Justin Timberlake. Minus the whole amazing dancing thing.
  8. Not airing the Grammys live on the West Coast is the most archaic thing CBS has done since revealing their new fall lineup.
  9. Never watch music award shows live or suffer the wrath of not being able to fast forward through country music performances.
  10. Respect your elders, people. Everyone ages … if they are lucky.

Beyonce — The new Queen of Pop gave the best Ciara performance ever. Surfboard.

Pharrell — And the first Grammy-inspired Halloween costume of the year is born.

Lorde — Hands down the best album by a seven-year-old poltergeist.  She’s 17 going on 43.  It’s Darlene from Roseanne meets Amy Irving in Carrie with Japanese hair straightening and a pair of Joaquin Phoenix’s HER pants. Regardless, that awkward teen is one talented beyatch! Team Lorde all the way.

Hunter Hayes – If Showtime decides to make the Nurse Jackie Diaries, they’ve found their young Edie Falco.

Katy Perry – She really needs to stop shopping at the Lady Gaga 99 Cent Store. That performance was amazing … had it been the spring musical at Hellen Keller High.

Robin Thicke – Is it safe now? Are we assured we’ll never be subjected to Blurred Lines again? Please say it is so.

Keith Urban – Nicole Kidman divorced a gay man to marry a gay woman. Only his hairdresser will know for sure.

Pauly Perrette – She’s been on a hit CBS show for over ten years that no one I know watches yet the network rewards her by making her work a job more suitable for Kaley Cuoco’s stand-in. That’s some NCI … B.S.

Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear — it’s the Eww Fighters.

Taylor Swift — Performance hair-ography by Nomi Malone’s Showgirls pool scene. #sitdown

Bruno Mars — It’s Alicia Keys had she not become famous. He’s so convincing that I bet Latifah tried to get his number. One dollar to anyone who can explain how the hell he got the Super Bowl gig.

Pink/Fun — I love me some Pink. She’s an amazing singer and performer. Her body and athleticism are beyond. Her concert last year may have been the best show I’ve ever seen. And we get it. You can work a silk like it’s nobody’s business. But the acrobatic jig is up. Time to learn to walk tightrope or pick up a new gimmick because you’ve spoiled us.  At this point seeing her twirl in the air above the Staples center while singing live is like a ghost of VMAs past. No offense but it’s true. But PS, she should be the one performing at the Super Bowl!

Ozzy Osbourne — It’s not nice to speak ill of the dead.

Kelly & Sharon Osbourne  — Effie Trinket’s plus two at the Panem Grammys.

Ringo Starr — Sorry Ringo but it’s all about his wife Barbara Bach. The former Bond Girl is 66 and looks fantastic. That is some mighty fine upholstery work.  All this time I thought she was British, turns out she’s a Queens girl from Jackson Heights. Get tha fuck outta here, loca!

Paul McCartney — Susan Boyle has gone so Hollywood! Loving his Suzi Quatro/Leather Tuscadero from Happy Days shag.

Imagine Dragons/Kendrick Lamar — I thought radio killed Imagine Dragons for me but after that performance they have been redeemed.

Kacey Musgraves — Megan Fox with a twang. Poor thing needs to stay away from the Katy Perry sample sales. Winner of worst performance slot … appearing on a Staples-adjacent stage. At least the audience could get a view of her as they walked to the bathroom.

Julia Roberts — Ladies and gentlemen, Lyle Lovett’s ex-wife. ‘Memba that??

Gloria Estefan– She may have 2 titanium rods in her back but unlike Madonna — who is a year younger — Gloria doesn’t need animatronics to shut her eyes.

Jeremy Renner – 50 shades of gay.

Douche Punk — The only way to redeem themselves for the tired & pretentious robot act would have been to accept the Album of the Year by removing the helmets to reveal … Tina Fey & Amy Poehler. Or to keep it CBS friendly, the Two Broke Girls.

Stevie Wonder — Can someone please plug in his mic … and unplug Pharrell’s?

Cyndi Lauper — 30 years after winning Best New Artist, she wins a Grammy for Kinky Boots.  Girls just want to have a career as long and successful as her!

Carole King/Sara Bareilles — Basic bitches for the win. Just two talented singers and pianos. No dancers, smoke machines, costumes, circus acts or helmets. In this day in age, that’s what you call BRAVE.

Steven Tyler/Smokey Robinson — Are those the remaining Pointer Sisters? My 95-year-old aunt has no problem with gay marriage. But these two androgynous, bejeweled, fibre glass divas? That is something she just can’t wrap her head around.

Metallica– At what point exactly did lead singer James Hetfield turn into a TimeWarner cable guy? Can you hook up my Roku too?

Macklemore & Lewis — It was their night. They never looked better. I just feel bad for their poor future ex-girlfriends sitting in the audience.

Same Love — I’m not going to harp too much on having a closeted celebrity officiate the ceremony. Or that CBS aired the segment at a ‘safe’ post 11pm time slot or that they failed to show any (same-sex) couples kissing. I’m just going to revel in the fact that for 5 min they aired a ‘rap’ act — and MADONNA! — singing about equality, love and being gay, without using any euphemisms, that sent a loud & clear message and created a historic memory for 33 loving couples on national TV. And since not everyone, believe it or not, lives in NY or LA, that’s a pretty big deal.

Queen Latifah — I’m all for your baby steps, gurl. But it’s getting ridiculous. Godspeed, Dana.

Mary Lambert — Looked fantastic, minus the dreadful exposed tattoo and gown combo that no one can pull off. No one.

Madonna — Haters gonna hate. She’s 55 & still serving it. Get over it, children. Bey, Katy and Gaga will be lucky to get bashed by future 20somethings should they still be around at the 2045 Grammys to perform with Suri Cruise.  I’m sorry but Boss Hogg knows how to make a performance entrance. Open your heart, ageists.

Miranda Lambert — Malin Akerman is that you? From country bumpkin to Trophy Wife!

Billie Joe Armstrong — Shane from The L-Word.

Yoko Ono — The woman is 80. Fuck what ya heard, she’s the Supreme, bitches.

Alicia Keys — Those are some damn nice pecs, lady.

Paul Williams — Adorable. Serving Cloris Leachman/Beverly Ann on ‘Facts of Life’ realness.

Nine Inch Nails — Trent Reznor should be thanking the Recording Academy. Because rolling credits during his performance & then tweeting ‘Fuck You’ to the Grammys gave him the opportunity to still seem remotely punk rock. A feat nearly impossible after winning an Oscar.

 

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Things learned watching the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards:

1. Tina Fey & Amy Poehler: The Sequel was even better than the first.

2. Jacqueline Bisset is the recipient of this year’s Elizabeth Taylor Gladiator Memorial Award.

3. What would really be “brave” is if hetero actors received some sensitivity training before accepting their awards for playing gay characters. Am I mincing, Michael?

4. Orange is the new crack! Bronzer has taken over as the drug of choice for Hollywood’s male stars. (Bradley, Leo, Channing, Liam, Pine, Farrell etc ..) Just say no!

5. With so many emaciated slicked heads running amok, the red carpet hairdos looked more like a wildlife triage center after the Gulf spill.

6. Only nine months until Halloween and Jennifer Lawrence’s coffee filter chic is the new Miley VMAs.

7. ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’s’ win is so sketchy and controversial that authorities are checking Gov. Christie’s emails for clues.

8. That Brooklyn accented girl in ‘Wolf of Wall St. ‘(Margot Robbie) is Australian? Get the f*ck outta here!

9.Emma Thompson is Absolutely Fabulous, sweetie darling.

10. The craziest thing about Diane Keaton last night, besides everything, is that she looks like skinny Paula Deen.

Not being able to watch the Golden Globes live sucked. Don’t ask.

Anyway, after staying off Twitter and Facebook for what seemed like an eternity, here are some more random thoughts about last night’s show.

As always, feel free to send me your words and comments.

xo

-Johnny Lopez

Sandra Bullock — 50 & fabulous. She’s defying gravity with her flawless face. But that dress should be lost in space. RIP color blocking, please.

Lupita Nyong’o — Perfection. This is how you make your Hollywood entrance. Though every time I hear her first name, I keep thinking my 95-year-old aunt in Hialeah is going to come into the room. Tia?

Julia Roberts — Reporting for work at Deloitte & Touche. This is what Shelby Eatenton Latcherie would look like had she lived! Drink yer juice, gurl!

Jacqueline Bisset — I actually don’t think her speech was that insane considering she was shocked and had probably just finished her fourth gin and tonic. Plus, she wasn’t the only one who thought they’d never give it to an older actress for work on a show on STARZ! I bet Sofia Vergara said crazier shit when her name wasn’t called. Between the win and being name dropped by Lisa Vanderpump on Real Housewives last week, Jackie is definitely having a moment.

Hayden Panettiere — or was it Sharon Stone’s lesbian lover Roxy in Basic Instinct??

Megan Mullally — She’s a little old to be playing Velma from Scooby Doo, don’t you think?

Elizabeth Moss — for the Scientolo-win.

Matt Damon — is BRAVE.

Margot Robbie — Jamie Pressly 2.0, perfected for film.

Gwyneth Paltrow — I wonder what GOOP.com would say about drinking out of plastic water bottles?

Paula Patton — For once that really annoying white mass glued to her side wasn’t Robin Thicke.

Liev Schreiber — Sexy. Zac Efron in 20 years.

Michael Douglas — is BRAVE.

Alex Ebert  from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (the guy who won for Best Score) — He won for ‘All Is Lost’ but was totally representing for LINCOLN.  Congratulations! Partying on a boat with Diddy is the holy grail of hipster doucheism. Somewhere in a high rise in Williamsburg they are erecting his statue.

Bono — Speaking of douche, enough with the Dame Edna glasses already. And now that Guy Oseary is working with U2, how long before we $ee a Bono & Madonna duet?

Diddy — Do not try to hug Bono. EVER.

Taylor Kinney — The weirdest thing about Lady Gaga is that she’s dating a hot frat boy who looks like he should be on ‘Vanderpump Rules.’

Amber Heard — Keeping the Jolie Leg safely in hot bisexual territory.

Rob Lowe — Rockin’ the One Direction hair … for men.  Zac Efron in 15 months.

Jon Voight — It’s not an award show until his white scarf shows up.

Robert Downey Jr — I’ll have whatever drugs he was on in the 90s! He and his career have never looked better.  Hold on, Lindsay. Hold on!

Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon — Kyra has some ‘splaining to do because daughter Sosie (Miss Golden Globe) looks more like Khloe Kardashian than any other Kardashian!

Robin Wright — House of double stick tape! Love her and her sideboob! Divorcing Sean Penn does wonders for a woman’s career. It’s all about CLAIRE Underwood, people.

Jim Carrey — ‘memba him?

Jared Leto — Now we know he did BRAVE drag for the role, but who is responsible for the man bun?

Colin Farrell — Loving his reaction during Jared’s acceptance speech. Jared makes one movie in 6 years and gets an award … without having to go to rehab or suffer through an unnecessary Total Recall reboot first! It could have been him up there … if only “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers’ father had been a transgender person with AIDS.

Emma Thompson — She’s a grown woman. She can do whatever she wants.

Spike Jonze —  it’s all about HIM. so cute.

Laura Dern — in American Hustle 2: Electric Hair-aloo. Fantastic.

Andy Samberg — The secret to having an award-winning comedy series… have a FOX executive write a check to the Hollywood Foreign Press.

Chris Pine — Yes, please.

Emma Watson — Every guy in the world has a chance with Emma, because if she’ll wear pants under a gown on a red carpet, then she can be talked into doing absolutely anything.

Frances McDormand — spotted … at the Plymouth Rock Globes. Nothing beats her denim jacket at the Tonys that year. Nothing.

Emma Stone — Styling by Anne of Green Gables

Mariel Hemingway — Hey girl. How you doing?

Diane Keaton — Coming soon, the Mia Farrow smackdown outside Zabars. At least one riddle was solved tonight: why she usually wears gloves!

Ben Affleck — The success bloat is back.

Bradley Cooper — is BRAVE, er, oops, never mind.

Alfonso Cuaron — Viva Mexico!

Chris Evans — Captain America has hair plugs?

Inside Llewyn Davis — All this time I thought the main star (Oscar Isaac) was David Krumholtz from Numb3rs. For reals. On top of that, Oscar (last name Hernandez) is hot in real life and Cuban. Crazy!

Cate Blanchett — The last vestiges of old Hollywood glamour… minus that kinda snarky Drew Barrymore comment.

Jessica Chastain — She left her hair dye in for zero dark thirty minutes too long.

Matthew McConaughey — He beat out Chiwetel Ejiofor. Really? Well, Matt was also 12 years a slave … to his romcom past.

Johnny Depp — Girlfriend Amber Heard must really love lesbians, how else to explain dressing Johnny like a late 90s Ellen Degeneres?

Sarah Paulson — is the Bette Davis of America?” Whatchu talking about Steve McQueen?

 

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Thirteen years after attending the People’s Choice Awards together in 2001 (bottom photo), 12 years after ‘Dark Angel‘ was canceled and 11 years since they broke off their engagement, Michael Weatherly and Jessica Alba reunited at the People’s Choice Awards again last night … sorta.

No big hug or even chit chat, the former couple were just both in the same room … the Nokia Theater.

While the 32-year-old mother of two looks amazing, the 45-year-old NCIS star has morphed into … Ed Helms from ‘The Office.’

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Hangover, indeed.

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Oscar winner Meryl Streep as razor tongued matriarch Violet Weston in August: Osage CountyLeatherface in the original 1974 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Both wreck havoc on their families … with their killer weaves.