Grammy Gossip Fest


Saturday night found everyone but a hung-over indisposed Justin Timberlake at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy bash, Jennifer Hudson was in full voice, as were The Blackeyed Peas and Smokey Robinson. Davis, known for speechifying to the max, dedicated the evening to Ahmet Ertegun.

Maria Villar, the other resident of Franklin Avenue, was nominated for a Grammy for her design of Rhino’s boxed set, Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found. She didn’t win, but she looked hot.

Marc Malkin thinks Jessica Simpson and John Mayer are an item. Ryan Seacrest asked Mayer directly, and got an answer in Japanese. Or maybe an order for Nobu to go.

The Envelope’s Jeff Miller sorts best, worst and who cares? moments. In no particular order: Police reunite, Joan Baez compares Dixie Chicks to Woody Guthrie and Carrie Underwood thanks Simon Cowell after her folks and the supreme deity.

LAist has the best listing, if you need it.

Golden oldie himself Jon Pareles forgot to remember to forget–too much old stuff at the Grammys.

BET’s Tonya Pendleton thinks it’s been way too long for Mary J. Blige, but that Ludacris needs to get over Oprah and move on.

She’s not your mama, playa, so why you mad? Her approval or lack of it ain’t hurtin’ your career.