SHOW BITS: What? .fun not young, Adele not cool?
Frank Ocean arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Show Bits brings you the 55th annual Grammy Awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
ADELE: NO TIME TO BE COOL
Adele says she's been so busy singing nursery rhymes to her new baby son that "I don't really remember what's cool and what's not."
Still, she was cool enough to add another Grammy to last year's six-award sweep when she won Sunday night for pop vocal performance for "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)."
That may have to hold her for a while.
She's set to perform her Golden Globe-winning song from the James Bond film "Skyfall" at the Oscars in a couple weeks, and says she's been so busy she's had little time to work on her new album.
"I'm not very far along at all," Adele confessed backstage at the Grammy Awards. "I've been out of the loop really."
— Sandy Cohen — www.twitter.com/APSandy
QUICKQUOTE: NATE RUESS
"I don't know what I was thinking writing the chorus for this song. If this is in HD, everybody can see our faces, and we are not very young." — fun. lead singer Nate Ruess as the band accepted the song of the year Grammy for "We Are Young."
— Sandy Cohen — http: www.twitter.com/APSandy
GRAMMYS DON'T WAIT FOR ANYONE
The Grammy Awards show started at 8 p.m. EST. Not at 8:05 or 8:07 or 8:10
The late-arriving celebrity crowd quickly learned that fact when they were kept in a vestibule with all the regular folks until the first commercial break. Only then were they allowed to take their seats.
That meant Drake, Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz had to cool their heels while Taylor Swift opened the show with her exuberant performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
The waiting continued as host LL Cool J greeted the audience and on through Ed Sheeran and Elton John's performance.
The stars' handlers did manage to move them to the front of the line that was waiting to get in.
— Nekesa Mumbi Moody — Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nekesamumbi .
TAYLOR SETS TWEETERS ATWITTER
Did Taylor Swift just launch World War III?
After Swift broke into a faux British accent during her Grammy-opening performance, several One Direction fans took to Twitter to voice their disdain at the apparent dig at one of the singer's former flames, One Direction member (and native Brit) Harry Styles.
The English-accented flourish came when Swift started speaking in the middle of an "Alice in Wonderland"-like performance of her Grammy-nominated song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
Reaction was swift.
"Did Taylor Swift just do an English accent?" director Judd Apatow tweeted immediately after it happened.
— Derrik J. Lang — Twitter: http://twitter.com/derrikjlang
QUICKQUOTE: BONNIE RAITT
"I was up against all these guys who had much bigger records and a bigger splash. It makes an old girl feel good." — 63-year-old singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, who earned her 10th career Grammy in the best Americana album category for "Slipstream," beating out a field that included Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers and The Avett Brothers.