SHOW BITS: Still more rules at the Grammys
Taylor Swift inaugura el espectáculo de los premios Grammy, en su 55a edición anual, el domingo 13 de febrero del 2013 en Los Angeles. (Foto por John Shearer/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.
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.
— Beth Harris — Twitter http://twitter.com/bethharrisap
QUICKQUOTE: TAYLOR SWIFT
"So he calls me up and he's like, 'I still love you.' And I'm like, 'I'm sorry, I'm busy opening up the Grammys.'" — Taylor Swift, during her show-opening performance of her Grammy-nominated song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
— Anthony McCartney — http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP
KIMBRA WAS THE CHARM
After Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" won the Grammy for best pop duo/group performance, he revealed that Kimbra wasn't his first, or even his second, choice for the song.
He had already gone through two female singers for the track and was waiting on another vocalist when "she called out."
"I built so much expectation with that vocalist that I was feeling a little crushed," he said backstage after collecting the Grammy.
It came down to Kimbra to sing on the song that was recorded in her apartment. It was last year's biggest hit.
As for the unnamed singer, Gotye said she makes wonderful music on her own and "shouldn't be mad."
Gotye also won the Grammy for best alternative music album for "Making Mirrors."
— Mesfin Fekadu — Twitter http://twitter.com/MusicMesfin