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2011 GRAMMY Performances: Rihanna + Gaga + Katy + More!

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The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards were held last night at the Staples Center in LA. The show’s opening act, a star-studded tribute to Aretha Franklin, up’d the ante as 5 of the best female voices in the industry showed us what they were made of. Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams and Martina McBride all gave a tremendous performance honoring the Queen of Soul!

Christina definitely redeemed herself from last weekend’s fumble at Super Bowl XLV. Like Patti LaBelle expressed in her defence, Xtina has one of the best voices in the business, so why should she be bashed for something so small? — Christina’s voice is out of this world spectacular!

On a bad note, she did however fall onstage just as their performance ended. SMH.

Bruno Mars, B.O.B, and Janelle Monáe killed the show with an amazing dynamic performance that reinvented the past. Besides his voice sounding a little strained, I’m just wondering if there is anything that Bruno Mars can’t do. He writes crazy hits, sings, dances, and plays the drums?! Now that is what we call a STAR!

Lady Gaga was the most buzz-worthy entertainer of the night, as she arrived on the red carpet in an egg! Gaga later hatched from her egg as she emerged onto the GRAMMY stage to perform her latest single “Born This Way”.

She had an interesting choice of fashion for her performance (what else is new?), wearing a yellow latex bra, pasties, and skirt. In the middle of her performance she started to play the organ while singing her mega hits from last year. As for the finale, her dancers stripping off their latex outfits, wearing skin-colored leotards and undergarments.

I must admit that she gave one crazy performance. Gaga is always bringing something new and different to the game. Ryan Seacrest stated that she spent “three hours in her egg, in order to prepare for her performance!”

Some time last week, it was reported that Rihanna had become ill with bronchitis and was on strict doctors orders. It had everyone wondering if she was going to be able to perform during the GRAMMY Awards. But luckily, she was well enough to hit the stage with Eminem for a first-time stage performance of Love The Way You Lie Part 2, and with Drake for What’s My Name?.

I love when Ri brings the island flavor! I was so excited during the performance and couldn’t stop laughing when she and Drake started to dance together. Reminded me of an old-school Beyonce & Jay-Z, but Drake’s funny facial expressions is what turned the raunchy act into something cute and playful.

Katy Perry gave a beautiful performance that gave fans a glimpse of her Indian-themed wedding back in October. The backdrop showed Katy and Russell Brand exchanging vows, then ended with Russell lifting his bride’s veil to seal the deal with a kiss. It was magical!

Justin Bieber gave a mega performance starting with an acoustic version of his hit “Baby”, which lead into a super-hyped performance of “Never Say Never”. Jada and Will Smith’s son, Jaden Smith, joined “The Biebs” in his performance with a cute rap verse. Jada and Will looked so proud, as they cheered him on from the audience!

Usher joined the two for a performance of “OMG”, which got him a standing ovation.

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Video: SNL Digital Short “Do The Creep” Featuring Nicki Minaj

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If you missed Saturday Night Live last night, we (and NBC) have got you covered! Rap superstar Nicki Minaj was originally set to only perform on the show, but surprised us with this hilarious SNL digital short.

Watch Nicki “Do The Creep” with the SNL actors, including Andy Samberg who played Shy Ronnie in the “Ronnie & Clyde” skit with Rihanna back in November…

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Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane (Season 4 Premiere)

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Kimora Lee’s hit reality series, Life in the Fab Lane, is back! This season follows her life, post-Baby Phat, as she tackles the everyday challenges of being a model, mogul, businesswoman, entrepreneur, and mother of 3 beautiful children — Ming Lee (10) , Aoki Lee (8), and Kenzo Lee (1).

At first, I was a bit shocked when Kimora announced she’d be stepping down from the Baby Phat throne, because that’s what she’s known so well for. But now, I’m kind of excited for her! You get to see that (without Baby Phat) she’s the same person, and can make it on her own. She runs 4 other businesses, including KLS, Kouture by Kimora, Hello Kitty, and Fabulosity. Kimora’s also working on a skin care line for HSN and her sixth fragrance is due out soon!

When asked about the Baby Phat “situation,” Kimora replied, “my life goes on, but it was an adjustment in terms of offices and staff and life.” Well put.

Season 4 of “Life in the Fab Lane” premieres tonight (Sunday, January 9th) at 9PM EST on the Style Network. So, if you want some dramatic fun and plenty of fabulosity, you won’t miss it!

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Nicki Minaj Wears Falguni and Shane Peacock to Chelsea Lately Visit

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Nicki Minaj hit up Chelsea Handler’s “Chelsea Lately” talk show last night to promote her new album Pink Friday, which was the highest selling debut album of any female rapper in history! Besides her album, they talked about her many alter egos (Nicki, Barbie, Roman, Martha, and Rosa which is her newest), her dating life/preferences, and of course her infamous butt. — You knew Chelsea would ask! LOL.

I loved the interview, and Chelsea even more. She cracks me up!

Nicki walked out in a black and blue graphic print Falguni and Shane Peacock Fall 2010 dress, beige tights, and black ankle boots. The look was very sexy, and low-key for Nicki, as she’s known to go way over-the-top with some of her looks. Her signature banged black wig and “Pink Friday” M.A.C. lipstick finished off her look. Cute!

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A Day In The Life Of Nicki Minaj MTV Documentary

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Hey fashionistas! Its your girl Ondrea. I know I have been gone for a minute, but I’m back. I have some great news for all you Nicki Minaj Stans. Following the arrival of Nicki’s highly anticipated album Pink Friday, MTV will be giving all her Barbies and Kens a peak into the journey to November 22.  The MTV documentary “Nicki Minaj: My Time Now” will air on November 28 featuring footage of the Queen Hip Hop in the studio recording “Roman’s Revenge,” her performance at the VMAs and reuniting with her family in Trinidad.

Nicki Minaj also has another treat for all her fans. MAC cosmetics has created a lipstick in her honor called “Pink Friday.” It will be available for purchase online only for  four Fridays starting November 26. So get your limited edition of  MAC’s “Pink  Friday” while supplies last!

Watch a sneak peak of “Nicki Minaj: My Time Now” airing on Sunday November 28, at 10pm on MTV.

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