Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Grammy Update: Madonna, Beyonce Asked for 2 Hours of Rehearsal Time Each


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…

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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