Friday, May 24, 2024

Grammy Awards Decision Coming Today: Should They Stay or Should They Go on January 31st?


All eyes will be on CBS and the Grammy Awards today. Should they stay or should they go on January 31st?

In Los Angeles, the COVID surge continues. I’ve been told that top talent is wary of packing into the Staples Center on the 31st, let alone the LA Convention Center on the 29th for Joni Mitchell’s Musicares Person of the Year dinner.

But moving the Grammy weekend isn’t easy. That would push the whole package including Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy dinner, to April or May. Anything is possible and so far no one seems to know what’s going to happen. I’m told even host Trevor Noah is clueless.

So stand by… the envelope with the answer will be opened any minute…


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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