Dismantling an atomic bomb apparently requires a lot of gold-plated gramophones. U2 rocked Wednesday night's Grammy Awards, besting the rest with five wins (including album of the year), while Mariah Carey, snubbed in such major contests as best record, song and album, was only able to parlay her pack-leading eight nods into three trophies. Among those who miffed Mimi: Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" garnered honors for female pop vocalist, while Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" was named record of the year. The list of winners can be found, no, not in Sly Stone's Mohawk, but here.
48th Annual Grammy AwardsAfter proudly watching my pals Kimberly Caldwell and Rosanna Tavarez on TV Guide Channel's Countdown to the Grammys, followed, of course, by Joan and Melissa Rivers on our Grammy red-carpet show, I made sure my roommate's VCR was taping Idol and my own VCR was set for Lost. All systems go! Time for the Grammys.8:00 pm The animated group Gorillaz open with their hit "Feel Good Inc.," and since I love the song, guess what? It makes me feel good. But I totally picture my mother in Chicago being very confused.8:03 The goddess Madonna enters and I'm loving every minute of it. Can I please look that fabulous when I'm 47? After a brief lip-synched intro, she sings the rest of "Hung Up" live, and her hair looks like Lydia Cornell circa Too Close for Comfort.8:13 Kelly Clarkson s
Drake Bell, the 19-year-old star of Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh, is recovering from injuries — including a fractured jaw and severe cuts necessitating plastic surgery — suffered in a car crash Thursday in which his vintage Mustang was struck head-on by another vehicle on the Pacific Coast Highway. Production on the series has been suspended as Bell recuperates.
Hey, at least it's not as bad as Uma-Oprah. Anyway, Bono has admitted to the Associated Press that he worries his full slate of charitable acts could force him out of U2. "The first job of a rock-and-roll band is not to be dull," he noted, working overtime to provoke me to break my New Year's resolution not to take potshots at egomaniacs who anoint themselves saints. Aw, poop. I almost broke my record.
In a Late Night first, Conan O'Brien is turning over his entire show Thursday to U2. The group is in New York City for seven sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden.
Milka Duno is a gal who likes life in the fast lane. The 33-year-old Venezuelan began her professional racing career back in 1998 and was soon piloting some of the fastest cars in the world. A four-part documentary Racer Girls (airing Thursdays at 10 pm/ET on the Biography Channel) follows Duno and other girls gone wildly fast as they work to be taken seriously in this high-octane sport. TVGuide.com got Duno to slow down just a bit and give us answers to some fast and furious questions.
TVGuide.com: Do you ever get nervous driving at such high speeds?
Milka Duno: Not really, but I don't like to talk about how dangerous it is or about the accidents. This is a sport and you have to play it safely — you can't think about something bad happening. You need to have confidence in your team and believe that everything is wor