It’s the toughest ticket of the Grammy weekend, Clive Davis‘s pre-Grammy party. For some reason this year is bigger than ever with more bold faced names on the waiting list as the RSVPs come pouring in. Today Jennifer Hudson stopped by to do press with Clive. She’s singing at the show at the Beverly Hilton, sporting a new hot hair cut and her Weight Watchers figure more svelte than ever. I did ask if she’d like to have dessert some time and she told her favorite: cheesecake! Wait til she tries Eileen’s Special Cheesecake in Soho. So much for Weight Watchers!
So who’s coming? Jamie Foxx has a table, and there’s word that he may be added to the all-star slate of performances as a guest star. Jane Fonda and her beau, legendary record producer Richard Perry will probably sit with The Band’s Robbie Robertson. Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are expected, as are Miley Cyrus, New Zealand phenom Miley Cyrus, and the hotter than a pistol duo of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
As has been the tradition recently, Clive partners with NARAS to honor a record industry icon. This year it’s Universal Music Group’s Lucian Grange.
I managed to ferret out a few more names on the guest list — not performers, because that’s an even more secret list– and they include: Quincy Jones, without whom there can be no party; Alicia Keys with Swizz Beatz, Rod Stewart, Katy Perry and John Mayer, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers, Rihanna, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Jackie Collins and Joan Collins– always the best table of the night– plus the inimitable Quincy Jones, the one and only Gladys Knight, and Smokey Robinson, legendary rocker John Fogerty, Kennedy Center honoree Herbie Hancock, R. Kelly, Bill Maher, Ludacris, The Foo Fighters, movie producer Brian Grazer, Kris Kristofferson, all the members of Metallica, Tony winner Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Sony’s Doug Morris, Warner Music’s Len Blavatnik, Apple’s Tim Cook, , Joan Rivers, Miguel, Kathy Griffin, Buzz Aldrin, Sean Parker, rapper T.I., Imagine Dragons, Akon, Estelle, Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick, Magic Johnson, Fantasia, and last but not least Sean Puffy Combs!
Can you imagine who else is coming? And this is the night after the MusiCares all star tribute to Carole King and the night before the Grammys!
I call it the Jingle Ball for Adults!
More names as they roll in…