And they’re off! Lady Gaga comes out looking like a cross between Marilyn Manson, Madonna and the Tooth Fairy. Not that her “shocking” outfits are all that shocking any more. The real surprise is Elton John showing up for a duet during her show-opening performance. Pretty cool, I must admit.
Jay-Z did not look at all amused by first presenter Stephen Colbert’s shout out. Could it be? H.O.V.A. down with the G.O.P.? But he gives it up for Colbert’s iPad joke/product placement.
His better half, Beyonce, wins the night’s first golden gramophone, song of the year for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It),” award accepted by writers Thaddis Harrell, Terius Nash and Christopher Stewart as she gets ready to perform.)
Kanye West does not crash the stage – yet.