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Grammys After the Show It's the After-Party ... Chappelle, Rita & More

1/29/2018 7:29 AM PST

The Grammy Awards after-parties had some good variety -- huge comedians, famous ball players and, of course, musicians.

Dave ChappelleSarah Silverman and Trevor Noah were arguably the funniest people at Universal Music Group's after-party. Calvin Harris hit up Diplo's shindig ... and he's rocking a more scruffy look these days. Dollar Shave Club, anyone?

Yankees star Aaron Judge looked pretty dapper in his all-black tuxedo. Migos, Lil Dicky, Eve and Sam Smith were also out and about enjoying the night's festivities.

Rita Ora was on the scene in a different outfit from her super leggy one earlier -- but still plenty revealing. 

Kesha Powerful Grammys Performance ... After Janelle Monae's Time's Up Intro

1/28/2018 7:01 PM PST

Kesha just rocked the Grammys with an incredibly moving performance after Janelle Monae introduced her and shouted out the Time's Up movement, too.

The pop star took the stage Sunday in what was a highly anticipated performance and possibly the biggest moment of the night to belt out her song "Praying" -- which is rumored to be all about her long legal battle with her producer, Dr. Luke

In light of the current cultural climate, Kesha's song resonated perhaps even more so with the Grammys audience -- as seen in their standing O and emotional reactions. 

Meanwhile, Janelle delivered the most explicit call for Time's Up through the night so far -- and she had a powerful message of her own. 

Grammy Awards 2018 It Was All About Kendrick and Jay-Z ... Behind the Scenes

1/28/2018 6:37 PM PST

James Corden might've owned the spotlight on camera during the 2018 Grammy Awards ... but it was Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar who were the real stars behind the scenes.

Tons of A-listers were seen paired off with the two hip-hop mega stars -- including Lady Gaga, Lorde, Jerry Seinfeld, Rihanna and even Cardi B. Makes sense ... these dudes were up for a lot of the biggest awards of the night -- who wouldn't wanna be in their company?

They weren't the only ones muggin' for the camera, though. Other musicians seen backstage and down in the seats were Nick Jonas, Sting, Luis Fonsi, Tony Bennett, Jamie Foxx and tons more. 

Take a peek for yourself to check out the Jay and K.Dot showcase.

Grammys 2018 HC & Pals Skewer Trump In 'Fire and Fury' Spoken Word Album Auditions

1/28/2018 7:20 PM PST

A lot of award shows lately have mostly avoided the topic of Donald Trump, but the Grammys just went all in on the Prez with a notable cherry on top ... Hillary Clinton.

Grammys host James Corden intro'd a skit Sunday to showcase fake auditions he held with a bunch of celebs to see who'd narrate Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" for a potential nomination in next year's Best Spoken Word Album category ... and it's freaking hilarious. 

Some of the stars who took a crack at reading excerpts from the book included John Legend, Cher, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, DJ Khaled and, last but not least, Hillary.

Like we said, this thing is too damn funny for us to explain. Ya just gotta watch it. 

Kendrick Lamar Kicks Off 2018 Grammys By 'Shooting' His Dancers

1/28/2018 5:20 PM PST

Kendrick Lamar started the 2018 Grammys with some violent imagery that included him fake shooting his dancers onstage.

K.Dot kicked off the award show Sunday night with a politically-charged performance -- during which he "shot" down his many dancers one by one ... sound effects and all. 

It was a little shocking to say the least, and presenter Dave Chappelle expressed as much by asking ... "Is this on cable? On CBS?" He added ... "This brother's taking enormous chances."

Looks like we're in for quite a show.

Grammy Awards 2018 Stop and Smell the (White) Roses ... For #TimesUp

1/28/2018 1:27 PM PST

Musicians at the 2018 Grammys are trying to pull off their own symbol for the #TimesUp movement ... but they're not nearly as united as actors were for the Globes.

Celebs began arriving to Madison Square Garden Sunday ahead of the 60th annual Grammy Awards in NYC, where some stars have vowed to wear a white rose to honor Time's Up.

There've been a handful of heavy hitters rockin' the white appendage -- Lady Gaga , Kelly Clarkson, Ne-Yo, Eve, The Chainsmokers and Reba McEntire so far. Others expected to wear the flower include KeshaHalsey and Camila Cabello ... just to name a few.

Still, artists in the music world have been relatively quiet about Time's Up (aside from those mentioned above). Looks like they're keeping it that way for the time being. 

Jay-Z I Fought to Save My Marriage ... After Infidelity

1/28/2018 7:46 AM PST

Jay-Z says he was straight with Beyonce and dealt with his infidelity head on to save his marriage, because she was his soul mate and it was definitely worth fighting for.

Jay appeared on CNN's Van Jones show Saturday night where he said issues like infidelity have to be addressed head-on, and if they're not the marriage is going to blow up.

He says, "For us, we chose to fight for our love, for our family, to give our kids different outcome, to break that cycle for black men and women."

The famous couple hit up Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party Saturday night ... and there's little doubt their marriage is now strong.

Jay-Z and Beyonce Headline Clive Davis Awesome Pre-Grammy Party!!!

1/28/2018 7:30 AM PST

Beyonce and Jay-Z made the crowd go nuts Saturday night in New York City as they left Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy party.

Davis throws the bash every year -- this one was the Sheraton in Times Square.  Among the other guests, Jamie Foxx, DJ Khaled, Mariah Carey and bunch of others.  Other present include Jennifer Hudson, Martha Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, Cardi B, and Barry Manilow, who performed.

Jamie goofed around as he left, taking pics with New York's finest.

The Grammys are Sunday night.

Lorde Grammys Won't Let Me Go Solo ... So I'm Not Performing!!!

1/28/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lorde is now the second nominee out of 5 for Album of the Year who won't be performing at the 'Grammys' Sunday, and it's all because the offer she got from producers was a slap in the face ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Lorde tell us ... the singer decided not to play after a heated back and forth with the Grammys about her involvement in the show. We're told Lorde wanted to perform one of her songs from her nominated album, but she was only offered the option to sing as part of a Tom Petty tribute ... during the late rocker's tune, "American Girl."

The 2 sides couldn't come to an agreement ... so Lorde pulled the plug on performing altogether and we're told she won't be on the Red Carpet either.

It's interesting -- our sources say the other 4 nominees, all men, got offers to perform their own tracks solo, and while Jay-Z declined ... the other 3 nominees -- Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar -- are all slated to perform.

The "60th Annual Grammy Awards" air Sunday night.

Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes Tight and Together At Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Bash

1/28/2018 7:38 AM PST

Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes were not hiding Saturday night ... staying close to each other and circulating among the celebs at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party.

Clive's been hosting bash every year since 1976, and this year didn't disappoint.  As we've already shown you, Jay Z, Beyonce, and a slew of other celebs hit up the Sheraton in New York City.

We're told Jamie and Katie had a few drinks and were super tight the whole night.  As you know, they've been together for years now but with a few exceptions they've kept things on the QT ... not anymore. 

Grammys 2018 Perfect For Traveling Musician And Their Dogs, Too!

1/28/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

None of the Grammy nominees will be going home empty-handed, because the Grammys gift bag is filled with thousands of dollars worth of swag that's perfect for the traveling musician or pop star, especially if they're an animal lover or just lonely and want to talk to someone dead on the phone.

Nominees like Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, SZA and more will be getting the bags filled by Distinctive Assets. They include a Wi-Fi pet feeder to a phone reading with a dead loved one, valued at $150 for a 45 minute session. The most expensive thing is SmileDirectClub's invisible teeth aligners, which cost $2,170.

Here's some other swag in the bag:

-- Finger companion monkey toy ... $14.99
-- Ear wax removal kit ... $34.29
-- Handbag poncho ... $20
-- Wireless eye massager ... $24.99
-- Handheld steam inhaler ... $179
-- Book of the Month Club .. $150

Bag? More like duffel.

Grammy Awards NYC Florists Flooded w/ White Rose Requests

1/26/2018 11:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The white rose movement at the Grammys has florists scrambling to fill TONS of orders ... the demand is so overwhelming they've had to turn away business.

We talked to a bunch of NYC flower shops who tell us they've fielded a crazy number of requests for white roses that Grammy attendees plan to wear Sunday at Madison Square Garden. As you know ... guests are wearing them to show solidarity with the Time's Up movement. It's music's version of the black gowns at the Golden Globes.

Kelly Clarkson, Halsey, Cyndi and Rita Ora are among the many artists who plan to take part. We're told Warner Music Group alone ordered 100 white roses for their Grammy festivities.

Business is so good one shop owner tells us they've sold out. Another shop owner tells us it received a request for a whopping 50k white roses ... but the short notice doomed their ability to fulfill the order.

Fiona Apple F*** Yes, Time's Up in Music Biz, Too!!!

1/26/2018 7:32 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Fiona Apple insists the movie industry's got nothing on the music biz when it comes to rampant sexual misconduct -- which explains her shocked reaction to us even asking.

We got the singer at LAX Thursday and asked her about the planned protest at the Grammys -- guests wearing white roses to show solidarity with the Time's Up movement. It's music's version of the black gowns at the Golden Globes.

Fiona's all for it, and says it should come as no surprise powerful men wield their power in the music biz the same way they do in Hollywood.

BTW, doesn't sound like she'll be watching the Grammys Sunday night. You gotta see what she said about the trophy she won in 1998. 

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