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Adele Stops Midsong For George Michael Tribute

2/12/2017 7:05 PM PST

Adele just brought The Grammys to halt ... restarting her tribute performance for George Michael.

Adele got just a few seconds into "Fast Love" when she stopped singing and asked the band to start all over. 

It's unclear exactly what happened ... but the second time around was flawless.

CeeLo Green Goes Gold For The Grammys

2/12/2017 4:40 PM PST

0212-ceelo-greenCeeLo Green is leading the pack for the weirdest getup on The Grammys red carpet.

The singer showed up to Sunday's event at The Staples Center in L.A. completely decked out in gold.

CeeLo's not nominated for any awards, but he'd take the cake for best dressed super villain.

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Mariah Carey Can't Spare The GRAMMYs in Heels

2/12/2017 2:13 PM PST
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Mariah Carey isn't bowling anyone over at the GRAMMYs this year -- since she's not up for anything -- and doing about the same in a 60 foot lane. 

Mariah tried bowling in her heels Saturday night at her place in Bev Hills during a private pre-GRAMMYs party, alongside her kids and BF Bryan Tanaka. She clearly needed some of those neon shoes from the looks of these rolls, though. 

For what it's worth ... she gets pretty close to a spare. 

Chris Brown & Migos GRAMMY Party Gets Too Bad & Boujee Chris Says Goodbye As Cops Show

2/12/2017 11:15 AM PST
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0212-chris-brown-grammy-party-cops-TMZ-01Chris Brown joined the Migos for a pre-GRAMMY turn-up that got way too lit ... and then cut out like he was America's most wanted when cops showed up.

The Migos were hosting a private "Black Tie GRAMMYs" mansion party Saturday night in Bev Hills -- with the R&B singer in tow and his main lady, Vanessa Vargas, at his side.

We're told around 1,500 people filtered in throughout the night, since the address was listed publicly. Eyewitnesses tell us it was PACKED -- so much so that Chris had to take a seat on some blond chick's lap for a while ... as Vanessa watched from a distance.

0212-chris-brown-grammy-party-cops-TMZ-02Sure enough, cops were called around 1:15 AM and spent almost 2 hours breaking up the party and writing up tickets. We're told soon after they showed ... Chris was already riding away in his whip. Hard to tell if Vanessa was with him.

0212-chris-brown-grammy-party-cops-TMZ-03Seems like he wasn't trying to deal with more cops, especially so early in 2017. Can't blame him entirely though ... the place looked chaotic as hell.

Pre-GRAMMY Gala Stars Honor BET's CEO Debra L. Lee

2/12/2017 7:14 AM PST

0212-grammy-pre-party-gala-gallery-launch-01Hollywood's biggest stars showed up in force Saturday night for a pre-GRAMMY gala ... all to celebrate the woman in charge of BET.

The 2017 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honored BET's CEO Debra L. Lee with the annual honor ahead of Sunday night's 59th GRAMMY Awards.

Celebs were in no shortage ... Britney Spears, Paris Jackson, John Legend, Apple CEO Tim Cook Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa, Ringo Starr, Jared Leto, Jennifer Hudson, Courtney Love, Mary J Blige and tons of others were in attendance. 

They're with her. 

Grammy Seating Chart Beyonce Front and Center Bieber and Kanye No-Shows

2/9/2017 2:50 PM PST

0208-grammy-seating-launch-rex-3The pecking order has been set for Sunday's Grammys, and Beyonce's got the best seat in the house, while Justin Bieber and Kanye have no seats at all.

No surprise ... Beyonce and Jay Z are in the front row ... for countless close-ups during the show at L.A.'s Staples Center. Adele is a few rows behind and to the side of Bey. Bruno Mars is next to Adele.

0209-sub-grammy-seating-ap-01Lady Gaga is in an aisle seat directly in front of Adele.

As for who has to crane their neck to see over Beyonce's hair ... it's Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Solange.

It looks like Rihanna may be in the front row as well, although a little to the side of center.

As we first reported, Bieber and Kanye will be MIA ... they don't think the Grammys are relevant anymore.

Grammys Featuring Slow Bey

2/8/2017 1:00 AM PST
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0207-beyonce-pregnant-grammy-performance-tmz-getty-1Beyonce is "very pregnant" -- according to a source with eyes on her as she prepares for her Grammys performance -- and the pace onstage will slow dramatically as a result.

Sources connected with the show tell TMZ, Beyonce is in rehearsals for Sunday's show but the routine is changing constantly and the word is she will not lock the performance in until Saturday night.

There will be an elaborate digital screen onstage, which we're told will create movement that will cover the slower pace onstage.

And there are other tricks ... we're told there will be cameos during Beyonce's performance.

One source says Beyonce has made it clear, "She'll be taking it easier than normal."

One thing we know ... the folks producing Coachella will be watching CBS Sunday night, so they can gauge the likelihood of Bey showing up for April's festival.

Coachella Full Steam Ahead with Beyonce

2/7/2017 12:40 AM PST
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0206-beyonce-cochella-getty-tmz-03Coachella music festival producers have had no contact with Beyonce since her pregnancy announcement, but they are NOT making alternate plans ... because pregnancy is a tricky issue.

Sources connected with the festival tell TMZ, producers have not reached out to Bey and she has not said a word to them since telling the world last week she's having twins.

One source intimately involved in organizing the festival tells us it's a slippery slope for them to start inquiring whether a pregnant woman can perform. They are aware her first pregnancy was high-risk and even required bed rest, but we're told they have no alternative plans ... it's full steam ahead.

We're told producers have not reached out to other singers in case Beyonce won't show. They believe they will know soon, and it's better for her to make the first move than for them to jump the gun.

It's unclear how far along Beyonce is in her pregnancy, but we may get a good idea at Sunday's Grammys, where she's expected to perform.

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The Weeknd & Selena Big Grammy Plans ... Potential for Awkwardness

1/31/2017 12:40 AM PST
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0130-selena-gomez-the-weeknd-grammys-AKMGSI-01Selena Gomez and The Weeknd will be attached at the hip through Grammy weekend -- even though one of them is feeling way more wanted than the other.

The Weeknd has already officially made Selena his plus 1 for Clive Davis' huge annual bash on the eve of the Grammys. Sources connected to the couple tell us Abel's people contacted the party planners within the last few days ... a good sign he and Selena are getting closer during that Italian vacay.

Both are attending the Grammys, but as of now they're not sitting together. We're told Weeknd's putting in a request with The Recording Academy to change that ASAP.

But here's the thing -- Weeknd, a 2 time Grammy winner, is performing during the ceremony. He's one of headliner acts, and all over promos for the event. Selena, on the other hand, isn't performing -- nor was she nominated -- despite her #1 hit, "Hands to Myself."

At least she knows her bf wants her. 

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Bieber, Drake, Kanye No-Shows At Grammys Ceremony is Irrelevant

1/30/2017 1:28 PM PST
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0130-fran-ocean-tmz-instagram-3Kanye West, Justin Bieber and other big stars are going to be MIA from the Grammys, and we know why.

It started with Frank Ocean, who many think had the best album of the year, but didn't even bother submitting it for Grammy consideration. Ocean says he thinks the Grammys are a dinosaur that doesn't represent young, black artists.

We're told Justin Bieber, who's nominated for 4 Grammys, plans to be somewhere other than the Grammys a week from Sunday. As for why, we're told he just doesn't think the Grammys are relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers.

Drake has 8 nominations but we're told he also doesn't plan to be there ... we're told he'll be on tour in Europe.

As for Kanye, who's got 8 noms, he received 21 Grammys in the past, but he always lost when he went head-to-head against a white singer.

Our sources say it's not like the Oscars ... there's no real anger, it's just that a lot of younger singers think the Grammys are out of touch and arguably irrelevant.

They could all change their minds and show up, but we're told as of now the plan is to take a raincheck.

Mike Posner No Joke ... All I Know Are (Grammy) Songs

12/14/2016 7:37 AM PST

Mike Posner's got jokes but either the good folks at the Grammys don't get it or they REALLY get it ... which we doubt, but would be cool.

We caught up with the "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" singer Tuesday at LAX and he explained why his song getting nominated for Song of the Year is like the ultimate inside joke.

Mike -- who's also written for the likes of Justin Bieber -- is clearly enjoying the irony.

Grammy Jewels Delivery Guy Lost $15 Mil of Merch ... Chopard Sues

7/19/2016 12:40 AM PDT
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0717-grammy-jewels-getty-2One unlucky Grammy celeb was supposed to get draped in $15 million worth of Chopard jewelry -- but got stiffed when a delivery guy went rogue and lost all the loot ... according to a new lawsuit. 

The Swiss watchmaker and jewelry company says it hired Ferrari Express, Inc. -- no relation to the sports cars -- to transport and safeguard the merchandise back in February ... on the night before the Grammys.

According to the lawsuit, Ferrari's guy decided to take a very costly detour. Chopard says he allegedly brought the van home and parked it on the street -- WITH $15 MILLION in jewels still inside -- in a neighborhood where "vehicle thefts are common."

Genius.

Naturally, the van and all its contents were gone in the morning. Chopard says Ferrari Express refuses to pay up, so it's suing for the $15 million and then some.  

Major bummer for some celeb though.

French Montana I Wasn't Dissing Kendrick ... My Beef's with the Grammys

3/3/2016 12:30 AM PST
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0302-montana-lamar-tmz-02French Montana says he's not feuding with Kendrick Lamar ... but he thinks his comment about K. Dot's mainstream popularity got all twisted.

During a recent 'Breakfast Club' interview on NY's Power 105, French was asked why he thinks street rap doesn't sell like Kendrick? French brought up Kendrick's Grammy performance saying it was "like Kendrick night" but all of hip-hop doesn't sound like him.

French caught some flak for that, but tells TMZ people misunderstood his comment. What he meant was "each style of rap, whether it be street rap, conscious rap, trap, or anything else should be looked at equally as being hip-hop."

He added, "All of these artists should be acknowledged, rather than singling out an individual, whether it be Kendrick or anyone else."

In other words, the Grammys need to spread the love next year.

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