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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards
Five things learned watching the 2015 Grammy Awards:

  1. Thanks to Madonna, Annie Lennox and Prince, the 80s queens are alive and well and still ruling the show.
  2. Staying off social media all night, because CBS still thinks it’s 2008 and won’t air the show live for the West Coast, is freakin’ hard!
  3. Iggy Azalea has co-opted another racial identity—Swiss Miss.

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4. As far as Taylor Swift collectibles go: Lorde & Lena Dunham are out, but Haim is in.

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5. If the show gets any longer, they’ll need to break it up over eight weeks, cast Jessica Lange (*insert Madonna joke here) and call it a mini-series.

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AC/DC – For everyone belting out age-inappropriate fashion critiques at Madonna, please draw your attention to 59-year-old Angus Young. He’s been doing this for over four decades… which, believe it or not, is even longer than the Queen of Pop.

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Sam Smith – The Best New Artist is Ron Burgundy?

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Anna Kendrick – Looking Pitch Perfect and the sexiest she ever has. Tweet that, AK.

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Ariana Grande – It’s amazing what she’s managed to accomplish without the use of her tongue. Enunciating is hard, kids!

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Jessie J & Tom Jones – He’s used to getting women’s panties thrown at him on stage … and she performed in hers. The Gaga/Tony Bennett thing has officially become a trend.

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Kanye West – He’s done the impossible and actually made Kim look like the intelligent one. Where’s Paul McCartney’s unplugged microphone when you need it?

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Kim Kardashian – in vintage Liberace. Behind the Kandelabra.

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Madonna – The matador/French maid ensemble was the Grammy equivalent of Cher at the Oscars. And whether you loved it or hated it, you can’t deny she brought the drama and spectacle to the somber and lackluster set of performances during the broadcast’s first seven hours. While the disparaging ageist remarks show no sign of abating, the Material Mom continues to flawlessly make inroads so that one day – a long, long time from now – millenials will be able to appreciate someone like Britney Spears as she attempts to hold on to her singing, dancing and overall stage presence. Oh wait.

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Josh Duhamel – Hello, gorgeous! Looks like Fergie may need to start fielding offers for a CBS procedural if she ever plans to attend the Grammys again.

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Beck – Who’s the Loser now? Sorry Beehive, but he’s music to Xenu’s ears! The album of the year is currently streaming on an E-meter near you. His retro Mia Farrow chic is now less Hannah and Her Sisters and more Rosemary’s Baby.

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Smokey Robinson – The new star of Groom of Annabelle. He will haunt your nightmares!

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Jeff Lynne – You say ELO, I say GEICO caveman.

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Adam Levine & Gwen Stefani – Both looking gorgeous, even if he does have more foundation on than she does.

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Hozier & Annie Lennox – Sweet dreams are made of this … and an imaginary harmonica.

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Nick Jonas – All together now, “I know you are, but what am I?” Further proof that he should remain shirtless at all times.

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Meghan TrainorI’m all about that face. Hatchet Face. I’m terrible.

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Pharrell – He’s gone from working at Arby’s to The Grand Budapest Hotel in 12 months. Now we’re all happy to never have to hear this song again.

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Katy Perry – She was serving Princess Leia meets Solange Knowles wedding dress realness. Featuring an intro by Obama and a domestic abuse survivor to further highlight its importance, the austere performance must have been some sort of penance for that Super Bowl fiasco. Shadow dancers beat sharks and beach balls every time, Katy cats!

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Katharine McPhee – She finally made it to the Grammys and all it took was losing American Idol, three albums and a hit CBS drama.

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Lady Gaga – With a career littered with meat dresses, egg arrivals and failed male alter egos – Jo Calderone, anyone? – is it weird that I find her recent transformation into a Real Housewives of Orange County the most offensive? Put your paws up, Vicki Gunvalson!

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Jane Fonda – Further proof Ryan Reynolds was completely miscast in Green Lantern. Hanoi Jane for the win!

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Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman – Ellen and Portia look amazing!

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Rihanna – Say what you will about her statement red carpet dress, the bigger problem was her ill-fitting Men’s Wearhouse double-breasted suit. Oh Na Na!

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Paul McCartney – I find his transition into a younger Maggie Smith quite brave. Legend. Icon. Beatle. Dowager Countess?

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Sam Smith & Mary J. Blige – A fierce black diva and an out and proud gay man. They’re a duet made in Shonda Rhimes heaven.

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Prince – The Mrs. Roper thing has now further morphed into a homage to Barbra Streisand in Meet The Fockers. THIS is what it sounds like When Doves Cry … in Boca Raton.

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Sia – It’s good to see someone getting use out of Lady Gaga’s discarded drag box.

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Kristen Wiig – Loved it! She’s a blonde Emo Phillips.  And look, Sia has legs!

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Beyonce – Descending from the heavens, the weaved wonder came to grace us mere mortals with her ethereal magic. But there was definitely one person who didn’t like her rendition of Precious Lord, Take My Hand from Selma … Ledisi, the chick who sang it in the movie! Oh Hail No!

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