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Macklemore apologizes for wearing costume, says it wasn't meant to seem anti-Semitic

Macklemore published an apology on his website for the seemingly ethnic costume he wore to a performance on Friday. In the blog post, he says again that it wasn’t his intention to “mimic any culture, nor resemble one” with his outfit choice. The costume was a disguise so that he could sneak into the venue for a surprise show at the EMP Museum. READ FULL STORY

Mary Lambert: Macklemore's 'Same Love' song-mate steps out on her own in New York, talks Grammys, gay rights, and more

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If you’ve heard her music you may think you know Mary Lambert, but you’re really only getting half of who she is. The woman behind the hook of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love,” is both a singer-songwriter and a poet, but the side of her that her art doesn’t expose is her sardonic humor – that you’ll have to go to one of her live shows to see.

Her Valentine’s Day concert at Subculture in Greenwich Village began with a throaty rendition of Wheatus’ “Teenage Dirtbag,” (oh, that’s not your go-to romantic ballad?) complete with the falsetto chorus and plenty of microphone kissing. “I heard this song for the first time when I was thirteen and I thought, yes, a lesbian love song,” Lambert said. “But no, it was just a guy with a high voice.” We’ve all been there.

It’s her own song, “She Keeps Me Warm,” that breaks ground as one of the first prominent lesbian love songs to use female pronouns. (Even Tegan & Sara’s lyrics usually rely on gender-neutral ones like “I” and “you.”)

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Drake on Macklemore's Grammy message to Kendrick Lamar: Apology was 'wack as f---'

Here’s a #latergram for Macklemore: Drake thinks the Can’t-Be-Holden star’s choice to post his private apology to Kendrick Lamar for taking home the Best Rap Album Grammy last month on his public Instagram was not a little bit of humble, little bit of cautious.

More succinctly, “that s— was wack as f—.”

“I was like, ‘You won. Why are you posting your text message?” Drake tells Rolling Stone in their current issue. “Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn’t deserve it, go get better — make better music. It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?” READ FULL STORY

Five reasons everybody's mad at the Grammys

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As with every awards show ever, last night’s Grammys ceremony has inspired a glut of reactions online — not all of them good. So what’s the pitchfork-wielding mob upset about this morning? Here’s a sampling:

1. They misspelled Cory Monteith’s name

As we noted last night, the Grammy proofreaders dropped the ball on honoring the late Glee star (see above). Not a good look, guys.

2. They cut off the closing act

In a show woefully short on straight-up rock music (but thank you, Metallica!), many were looking forward to the epic confluence of Nine Inch Nails, Lindsey Buckingham, Queens of the Stone Age, and Dave Grohl. Which viewers at home caught some of before the Grammys rudely interrupted the guitar heroes with a Delta promo —  and then ended the telecast altogether. Trent Reznor had some feelings about it, too: READ FULL STORY

Grammys 2014, on the scene: What you didn't see on TV, plus Taylor Watch!

Every year, the Grammys are loaded with as many artists and performances as possible within three and a half hours (or more, given that this year ran long and they still had to play the credits over the finale). Because of those mega-performances, it’s a televised event that’s just as enjoyable in person — or probably more so.

The inside of Staples Center feels like a one-night-only festival where all the most relevant pop stars and biggest artists of the past are on one bill. And they play together. And they try to one-up each other, meaning that even if a performance isn’t great, it goes down swinging (we might throw Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” witch-fest into the latter category).

Here are some observations from EW’s crew on the inside, including our view of Taylor Swift, when she wasn’t caught on camera dancing in the crowd.

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Grammys: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performance features 33 marriages, Madonna

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took to the Grammy stage to perform “Same Love.” The pair were joined by singer-songwriter Mary Lambert, Trombone Shorty, and a large church choir — and Queen Latifah, who walked onstage with a special announcement midway through the song. She gestured offstage at 33 couples. “They have chosen this moment to celebrate their vows with us here in Los Angeles,” said Latifah. READ FULL STORY

Madonna to perform with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the Grammys

Call them Madglemore?

OK, you don’t have to, but still: Madonna will be joining Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for a performance of “Same Love” at the Grammys on Sunday, Us Weekly reports.

Word of Madonna’s involvement in the ceremony was first announced yesterday, but there was still speculation as to whom the Grammys would pair her up with. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis certainly makes sense for the pop queen: “Same Love,” one of the young duo’s many hits off The Heist, is nominated for the Best Song award and has earned accolades around the industry for its positive gay-equality message — an issue that’s long been close to the 55-year-old Madonna as well.

Other performers at the show will include Kendrick Lamar; Paul McCartney with Ringo Starr; Taylor Swift; a supergroup consisting of Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham; and many more. The LL Cool J-hosted ceremony will air live at 8 p.m. ET this Sunday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and more added to Grammys performance roster

Prizes, shmizes.

The 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony is shaping up to be one giant all-star luge race of live performances –the latest names to be added are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Keith Urban, and Sara Bareilles with Carole King. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who will accept the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award for the Beatles, will perform as well.

They join a roster that already includes Lorde, Katy Perry, Daft Punk with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, and Stevie Wonder; Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons;Metallica and Lang Lang; P!nk and Nate Ruess of fun.; Robin Thicke and with Chicago, and a special performance with Merle Haggard Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Blake Shelton.

The show airs Sunday, Jan. 26 on CBS at 8 p.m. EST/PST (meaning that it will be live on the East coast but delayed on the West, for those in the Pacific Standard Zone gagging for spoilers and/or wishing to avoid them on social media).

Macklemore named 'The Source' man of the year

Macklemore is The Source‘s man of the year.

The Seattle rapper was among the most-played artists of 2013, partnering with producer Ryan Lewis on hits such as “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us,” and “Same Love” and earning seven Grammy nominations.

Macklemore discusses his hip-hop credentials, the Grammys, the role of race in his pop success, and worrying over Kanye’s opinion in an interview with the magazine.

Even though he’s also nominated for best rap album at the Grammy Awards, Macklemore says Kendrick Lamar should win: “I think it should go to Kendrick. He’s family.”

Macklemore and Lewis also are up for top honors album and song of the year.

Previous man of the year winners include Rick Ross and 2 Chainz.

AMAs 2013: See the complete winners list

Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus made big splashes on the red carpet and on stage, but it was Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake who each continued to break out of their respective genres Sunday night, taking home American Music Awards across several categories. Rihanna was honored with an AMA Icon Award (at only 25!) and country stars Lady Antebellum took away the night’s biggest country category prize.

See the full list of winners below! READ FULL STORY

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