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SEATS FOR TWO
Taking a break from the stage, – with agent-boyfriend Jason Trawick – plays the part of fangirl Sunday night.
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On the red carpet, flashes her super-sparkly engagement ring from fiancé Russell Brand, who joked that he nabbed the bauble for free while in India. “A cobra emerged from the ground with a ring in its jaws,” he told E!’s . How … romantic?
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They’re alive! and Sir Elton John emerge backstage covered in soot after their impassioned (and fiery) performance of “Speechless” at the show’s opening.
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Before her sky-high performance, a peaceful pumps up backstage. On the red carpet, the rocker chick told E! that she “brought her muse,” husband Carey Hart, to keep her inspired throughout the night.
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American Idol star Adam Lambert stays true to his roots, making time for those who propelled him to fame – the fans! – after arriving on the red carpet Sunday night.
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Amid the chaos of the red carpet, nominee finds a quiet moment with his glamorous wife, .
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DADDY DATE NIGHT
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora treats his leading lady, daughter Ava, 12 (with a pal), to a big night out in L.A. The rocker and his band were gearing up for their first ever Grammy performance, playing a song chosen by fans.
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SHORE TO SHORE
We’re not in Seaside Heights anymore! Jersey Shore stars Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi bring a little Garden State to the Golden State, letting loose (and getting cozy!) on the red carpet with all the stars – including Katy Perry!
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Like father, like son: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker escorts “awesome” son Landon, 6, into the show. And on a school night!
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WHY SO SERIOUS?
Think they’re interviewing for a replacement? (Kidding!) Brothers talk shop backstage with masked Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am following his amped-up performance of “Imma Be” and “I’ve Got a Feeling.”
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Before thrilling the audience with a number from their new Broadway musical American Idiot, the bad boys of Green Day – Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool – look every which way but together outside the show.
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She knows who’s got her back! A multiple Grammy winner, shares some love with the fans before hitting the stage for a sexy rendition of “If I Were a Boy.”
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With wife backstage, Grammy winners Jay-Z and make a coordinated catchup before the start of the show.
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lends some ink to a glimmering guitar backstage before facing the crowd to introduce the Black Eyed Peas.
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WHAT A CHOKER
He certainly keeps his friends close! Maybe a little too close … Russell Brand gets a grip on his Forgetting Sarah Marshall costar Kristen Bell on Sunday night.
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GET WITH THE PROGRAM
takes his seat – and checks out the evening’s lineup – before the start of the show. Later, the R&B star joined Celine Dion, , Smokey Robinson and for a moving tribute to the late Michael Jackson.
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“Take my picture Hollywood. I wanna be a star,” exclaimed before tickling the ivories with Sir Elton John. Wish granted!
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WALK THIS WAY
Diva crossing! A sultry clings to hubby Marc Anthony as the pair work their way through the crowds Sunday night.
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Rock on! leaves her four kiddies at home Sunday, opting for an adults-only night – and a sexy, body-hugging dress – at the Grammy Awards, where husband Seal was up for a trophy.
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Lionel Richie sticks close to Michael Jackson’s children – Paris (left), 11, Prince Michael (right), 12, and Prince Michael II, 7 – backstage at the Staples Center. The elder two eloquently accepted their late father’s Lifetime Achievement Award, telling viewers, “We will continue to spread his message [of love] and help the world.”
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It’s like a pop music changing of the guard! Black Eyed Pea shows “Tik Tok” singer Ke$ha how it’s done on Sunday night, striking a sultry pose before the telecast.