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Grammy Awards Had More Than a Few Highs and Lows; Here They Are

So, was Sunday’s 59th Grammy she-bang good, great or just an also-ran? David Bowie went five-for-five, so in my book, that’s a solid win. Here are some other highs and lows of the music industry’s annual self-congratulatory gathering. Adele won best album, record and song and showed herself to be a classy performer in every way. Her re-start on the George Michael tribute was astonishingly good … class all the way...

Beyonce Sizzles in New Ivy Park Line; See Her Sweat It Out! (12 Photos!)

Beyonce found the perfect model to show off her new women’s fitness clothing line–herself. She appears in stunning new photos showing off her Ivy Park bodysuits, leggings and headbands. If name sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a takeoff on daughter, Blue Ivy. Rihanna has her own shoe line, Fenty Puma by Rihanna, in conjunction with Puma athletic wear. She expanded into leisurewear this year. Selena Gomez has her own Adidas NEO line of clothes, shoes and accessories. Actress Kate Hudson launched her “Fabletics” workout clothes online three years ago. Country singer Carrie Underwood partnered last year with Dick’s Sporting Goods stores for her line Calia by Carrie Underwood. And Jessica Simpson has turned her own fashion lines into a billion dollar business. ...

Taylor Swift Has Made It to The Top; Now Is She Ready for the Backlash?

Taylor Swift is unquestionably the biggest thing in music at the moment. She even has her own Time magazine cover just like Bruce Springsteen, The Dixie Chicks, Kanye West and the biggest performers of the past five decades. Is she ready for a fall? As Isaac Newton learned in the 17th Century: What goes up must come down. And, the sniping has already begun. Katy Perry’s boyfriend, dance producer Diplo mockingly joked that Swift could use a crowdsourcing campaign to fund a new butt for the slender build....

Carrie Underwood in the Sound of Music: Was She That Bad? (Video)

Carrie Underwood knew she had it coming when she tried to usurp the role of Julie Andrews in the classic 1965 American musical film. But criticism of her acting, if not her singing, on NBC’s “The Sound of Music: Live!” has hit a fevered pitch. Was it really that bad? Underwood soared to super-stardom as a country singer after winning the fourth season of “American Idol” in 2005. But this has to be the first serious setback in her career....

Carrie Underwood Carries Ball For NFL’s Female Fans (Watch!)

Carrie Underwood debuted her Sunday Night Football theme song (Sept. 8) and helped the NFL do more to get in touch with its feminine side because female fans are following football in growing numbers. In fact, more than 43 million women watched the Super Bowl this year; more than the Grammy Awards or the Academy Awards last year, according to Nielsen, which tracks viewers. Underwood may be the newest female football icon, to benefit from the trend. ...

Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift Top Stars on AMA Red Carpet (30 Photos!)

Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj vied for the best and worst dressed on the red carpet at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards last night (Nov. 18) in a stunning display of singers and celebrities. Swift’s stunning gold dress was crafted by Zuhair Murad, the Lebanese designer who is dressing much of young Hollywood, including Kristen Stewart. Swift also took home the award for Favorite Country Artist, although she was aced out of best country album by Carrie Underwood....