LIVING THE DREAM
Hey, Jennifer Lopez: Katy Perry has you to thank for giving her Grammy-night fantasies, but not because of your green Versace dress. “I remember seeing her star in Selena, and when she wins a Grammy, she’s all flustered and crying,” says Perry, 26. “I wanted to have that moment.” She may get her chance: The singer is up for four awards, including Album of the Year for Teenage Dream. With the help of a top-secret designer, she’s putting together a Grammy-worthy look that’s “classic, but with a theatrical edge.” And she’s confident she won’t leave the Staples Center empty-handed. “Whether I win or not, I’m going home with Grammy-my grandma,” Perry deadpans. “It’s her 90th-birthday present. We’ll probably drink some 40s afterward.”
Catch the 53rd Annual GRAMMY AWARDS Sunday, Feb. 13. 8/7c on CBS
What happens when you and your date are opponents in the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals category?
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Nate Wiger at Drai’s Hollywood concocted this virgin drink in honor of the underage Best New Artist nominee.
• 1/3 cup coconut cream
• 2/3 cup pineapple juice
• ¼ cup light cream
• 1 banana
• 20 strawberries
Blend ingredients with ice. Pour into four martini glasses. (To make it alcoholic, add 1.5 oz. Three Olives Bubble vodka to each glass.) Top with whipped cream, Pop Rocks and a Blow Pop garnish. Baby!
In honor of Cee Lo Green’s nominated hit, we asked celebs who (or what) deserves a ” F— You” too?
“The man who cheated on me and had a baby by another girl!”
“My iPhone. Right now we’re on a break, like Ross and Rachel.”
“To Cee Lo for being so dope!”
-BRUNO MARS, “F— YOU” COWRITER
“Pretty much everyone in high school. And middle school.”
“The computer that crashed every time I was making a potential hit.”
WHY I LOVE BARBRA
I grew up in this typical New Jersey town where everyone looked the same. If you didn’t have a nose job, you were about to. Agents and casting directors told me to get one, but my mother said, “Barbra Streisand never did-and neither are you.”
When I met [Glee creator] Ryan Murphy, he asked if I’d ever seen Funny Girl. I said no. When I did see it, I cried my eyes out. My life changed. Her character felt and looked so much like me! From then, I’ve been obsessed with Barbra. Her voice is perfect. She doesn’t need any tricks. What makes her a rare talent is she can just stand there and sing.
On Glee I’ve sung four of her songs. Every time I do “Funny Girl” I cry. Singing her music [at the MusiCares gala Feb. 11] isn’t about getting to be in the same room as her or having her hear my voice. (Though I’m nervous-hopefully I won’t vomit!) It’s about me just saying thank you.
NAIL THIS QUIZ!
Their claws are out . . . and they’re fabulous. From smileys to sparkles to animal prints, see if you can match the manicures to their superstar owners.
In honor of Lady A’s nominations for “Need You Now,” who would you call at 1:15 a.m.?
Usher & Adam Levine tied
Runner-up Bruno Mars 18%
What do you most want to see 10-time nominee Eminem do on Grammy night?
Win all 10 awards
Runners-up Smile 32% Bring a date 17%
Who should win Best New Artist?
Runners-up Justin Bieber 30% Florence + The Machine 12%
Which fashion statement should Lady Gaga retire?
Her meat dress
Runners-up No-heel shoes 9%
Who did the best duet with Jimmy Fallon last year?
“THE HISTORY OF RAP”
Runner-up: Bruce Springsteen, “Whip My Hair” 28%
LOVE IT or HATE IT?
Jennifer Lopez & Steven Tyler on American Idol
Gwyneth Paltrow‘s musical forays
Britney’s new single
WHOSE FANS HAVE THE BEST NICKNAMES?
ADAM LAMBERT (Glamberts)
Runners-up Glee (Gleeks) 28% Lady Gaga (Little Monsters) 17%
WHO SHOULD WIN ALBUM OF THE YEAR?
Runner-up Katy Perry, Teenage Dream 29%