Saturday, April 20, 2024

Adele Skips Sony Music Grammy Party for In-and-Out Burger After Performance Debacle


Sony Music– which had no nominations for Album of the Year and very little else– really needed Adele to make it to their party at the swanky Hotel Bel Air.

But Adele was “pissed,” according to my spies, after her performance of “All I Ask” went awry on the Grammy show. She left the Staples Center in a huff and headed to In-and-Out Burger.

My insiders at the Sony party (where celebs were confined to mostly John Legend and Tony Bennett) say she never arrived. There are no photos of her.

Neil Portnow, head of NARAS, is graciously taking responsibility for Adele’s flat performance on the show saying it was a technical glitch. He may be right. We certainly couldn’t see Adele in the auditorium because of the blinding light cast into the audience from backstage. But also it may have been that she is simply human. Also, that song — “All I Ask” — is terrible, was a poor choice.

Meanwhile, Beyonce was also absent from the Sony party after her very late arrival at the Grammys caused the last two awards presentations to be reversed so she could be the final presenter.

What a crazy night- Pierre Cossette would never have tolerated any of this stuff.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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