Grammy weekend is in full swing in Hollywood, where it’s raining. Raining! That always stinks. Meantime, rehearsals downtown at the Staples Center are full steam ahead.
Most acts get 45 minutes to perfect their performances– which are, after all, about 5 minutes long tops. But sources say both Madonna and Beyonce asked for and got 2 hours apiece. Katy Perry went just over her alotted time. “AC/DC nailed it in 20 minutes,” says a source.
Meantime, many acts are headed to the Beverly Hilton right now for Clive Davis’s big dinner and show. And several are coming from the Special Merit ceremony where Lifetime Achievement honors and the Trustees Awards are being handed out at the Wilshire Ebel Theater. In the rain!
More to come later this evening…