Gotta Watch: Grammys 53.0
Lady Gaga emerges from her egg to perform at Sunday's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
February 14th, 2011
11:40 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Grammys 53.0

Paging Dr. Dre - If book club kept you from catching the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards last night, fret not. We've condensed the entire ceremony into two minutes. Just add water and get ready to Google Arcade Fire.

The Grammys is an opportunity for musicians who are known for dressing strange to take it up a notch, or twelve. This year's red carpet did not disappoint. Rihanna showed up as a pipe cleaner, Lady Gaga hatched with horns, Katy Perry flashed plumage and Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo accessorized with a tasteful placement of his new self-help book. Did anyone tell these people they would have to sit for three hours?

The future of Bieber - So, chances are you spent a good portion of the evening and this morning cursing the gods of music for robbing Justin Bieber of music's greatest honor. Don't worry. Some of pop's biggest stars think he'll be just fine. Music elite weigh in on where Bieber fever might be in a decade.

Bieber beater - Before you send that email to the editor of Tiger Beat complaining about Bieber's highway robbery, take a look at the woman who did win "Best New Artist." Here name is Esperanza Spalding, and she might just have you singing a different tune.

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Tuesday's intriguing people
Romeo Beckham, 8, is Britain's 26th-most-stylish "man," behind his father, who’s at No. 16, according to GQ magazine.
January 4th, 2011
11:35 AM ET

Tuesday's intriguing people

Romeo Beckham

The 8-year-old son of soccer superstar David Beckham and former Spice Girl (Posh) Victoria Beckham is one of Britain’s most stylish men, according GQ magazine in the UK.

The youngster came in No. 26 in GQ’s annual ranking of Britain’s 50 most stylish men. That puts Romeo one spot in front of the recently engaged Prince William but 10 spots behind his L.A. Galaxy midfielder father.

GQ calls the Beckhams' middle child “a frighteningly tuned-in (and well-connected) eight-year-old.” Not shocking for a boy who last year signed a deal to design his own line of sunglasses.

Top on the list is “Kick-Ass” and “Nowhere Boy” actor Aaron Johnson.

Other notables include Prince Harry at No. 5, British Prime Minister David Cameron at No. 20, singer Elton John at No. 21 and actor Daniel Day-Lewis at No. 50.


Tuesday's intriguing people/pachyderms
December 28th, 2010
02:04 PM ET

Tuesday's intriguing people/pachyderms


Youth triumphed again Monday as 28-year-old Chanchalkali outpolled two older finalists in Nepal's inaugural Elephant Beauty Pageant, part of the three-day Chitwan Elephant Festival.

Five judges rated a total of six elephants on a variety of criteria, including posture, appearance, hygiene, complexion and responsiveness to commands. And, of course, their makeup. The elephants' mahouts, or handlers, carefully decorated each animal with colorful designs and painted their toenails.

"I think she won because I worked hard on her," said Chanchalkali's mahout, Prabhu Chaudhary. "The fact that she was younger than her competitors also helped."

Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John

Here's a baby who is likely to have an interesting life.

Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John is the new son of pop music legend Sir Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish.

Just like the baby in John's song "Levon," Zachary was born on Christmas Day (although The New York Times did not say "God is dead," as the song announced). The couple engaged a surrogate mother to bear the child for them.

He will grow up in the care of wealthy celebrity gay parents with homes in London, Los Angeles and Atlanta, Georgia.

Sir Elton is an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the owner of five Grammy awards, an Oscar and a Tony. Furnish is a Hollywood film producer.

"I don't think our lives are suited to raising children," Furnish told People magazine in April 2009. "We're busy flying places all the time.

"Elton is not really going to come off the road," he said. "We don't want to put the raising of children into the hands of nannies and housekeepers.  We want to be active parents. We have godchildren [and] kids that we support in Africa, so we're fine (without children)."

It seems they've had a change of heart.

Alvin Greene

The failed candidate for the U.S. Senate from South Carolina is back in the game. Greene, an unemployed Army veteran, is running for office again, last week paying the $165 filing fee to run in a special election for the state House seat opened by the death of Democratic Rep. Cathy B. Harvin.

Despite his status as a virtual unknown, pending criminal charges and his sometimes odd behavior - he suggested making action figures of himself to boost the economy - Greene made major headlines this summer when he became South Carolina's Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate.

Suspicions arose concerning how Greene could accomplish such a fantastic political feat. In November Greene was easily defeated by the Republican incumbent, Sen. Jim DeMint.