Tonight at 10p.m., CBS airs the Grammy Awards Nomination Concert, a splashy special co-hosted by Taylor Swift (whose album Red, despite having come out in 2012, won’t be recognized this year due to the eligibility calendar). So who will be nominated? We have a few minimally educated guesses:
the fieri follies
Much-maligned restaurateur Guy Fieri–he of the midtown eatery Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar, lambasted in these pages–has met sad-clown rapper Drake, and the pair cooked up a… maroon-and-yellow-looking dish, flavored with Donkey Sauce and Drake’s tears over Rihanna. Rap-Up reports that the photo, taken by Instagram user wordonrd, took place at a charity Read More
This morning brought MTV’s announcement of its Video Music Awards nominees, with established pop artists like Rihanna and Katy Perry competing with upstarts like Gotye and girl-of-the-moment Carly Rae Jepsen. In the marquee category, Video of the Year, the nominees are:
- Drake ft. Rihanna, “Take Care”
- Gotye ft. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used Read More
After a high-profile shutdown that involved a nexus of outrage gathering local politicians, celebrities, and nightlife, the SoHo nightclub that yielded the thrown bottle heard ’round the world—W.I.P., the site of the Drake and Chris Brown brawl—is on the way to re-opening.
New York’s club scene is still dealing with the aftermath of the Chris Brown/Drake row earlier this month at the SoHo underground hotspot W.i.P. The city has shut down the venue for 14 violations following the fight on June 14th, when a barrage of flying bottles and broken glass rained down upon innocent bystanders.
After last week’s glass-shattering fracas between Drake and Chris Brown at SoHo’s W.i.P., New York’s nightclub scene might be seeing a dip in bottle service. Hey, we’re not complaining.
New York may need a time-out to sit and think about what it’s done. According to Mayor Bloomberg, who has already made it clear that NYC citizens will no longer be able to sneak smoking breaks in the park or in their own homes (or anywhere else, really), he is now worried that we’re all fat people ferrying prostitutes to and fro.
IN THE CLUB
So, what’s it take for a club to get shut down by the NYPD these days?
Hip hop feuds
Despite the rumors that Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together (they have been partying next to each other an awful lot lately), the rapper is still technically dating Karrueche Tran. Meanwhile, Rihanna has been romantically linked to the most emo hip hop star of all time, Aubrey “Drake” Graham.
Eventually, we knew, this would turn ugly. We just didn’t expect Chris Brown to be the one who walked away with the boo-boos.
A moderately hysterical piece of pop culture ephemera/crime appeared in the New York Post this weekend, with a follow-up this morning: Something about Drake, a lawyer, and a stolen Rolex? Here is a perfect example of a story that makes little to no sense, no matter how you decide to hear it.