Much like many people this time of year, Pink has been fighting against the flu for the past few days. But unlike everyone else, Pink was booked to belt out the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis last night. Unfortunately Pink wasn’t better by the time she was supposed to hit the field and Star Spangled Banner-ed the house down. So Pink performed sick. And I lost $20, because she didn’t do it while clutching a bottle of Tylenol and an electric blanket.
Grammy chief Neil Portnow, who looks like he has the musical taste of Tuscon, Arizona actuary, made a few girls cry with his mean comments about women needing to “step up” if they wanted to win Grammys and have nice executive jobs in the music industry. Well, he’s sorry, ok?
But of course this could only be Lady Gaga. While others might think, “You know, maybe this year I’ll walk up the red carpet in a piece that makes it looks like I’m trying to cover up all the hair I lost after leaving my at-home highlighting kit on for too long,” Lady Gaga goes out and does it. She tells her stylist to make her look like a 73-year-old balding hippie who refuses to face the music about their hair situation, and she wears it with pride! As for her outfit, well that’s another story all together.
Not Everyone Enjoyed Christina Aguilera’s Karaoke Tribute To “The Bodyguard” At The American Music Awards
Any doubt that the American Music Awards are the last-minute high school project version of the Grammys was removed last night when Christina Aguilera took to the stage for a tribute to the 25th anniversary of the soundtrack to The Bodyguard. We know it wasn’t a tribute to Whitney Houston, because at no point during Christina’s “most-confident bridesmaid at the bachelorette karaoke party” performance did anyone report seeing a disrespected ghost scream “Hell to the NO” while attempting to yank the mic plug from a power outlet backstage.
This is just what I want on a Friday after a long week; to be magically whisked back to the T-Mobile Sidekicks-and-low-rise lace-up crotch jeans years of the early 2000s. The pilot of our journey will be Pink, who told a story about Christina Aguilera coming at her in a club.
Pink’s got a new record out (Beautiful Trauma), so she’s giving those interviews. Some of the album’s tracks are about her marriage and the difficulties that come with remaining with one person for the long haul. In a talk with The Guardian, she noted how hard monogamy can be and that it once resulted in her and husband Carey Hart not having sex for a year. That’s probably not the best way to go about enforcing monogamy? But Pink wrote “Don’t Let Me Get Me” so we can probably trust her when it comes to matters of the heart (and genitals).