Adele, honey, you were smart to stay home while the American Music Awards' red carpet dripped along Sunday night in L.A. -- though some who toughed it out got to see Justin Bieber smooch Selena Gomez in public, a moment that looked anything but chilly. The Biebs is, after all, his own weather system.
With part of the AMAs red carpet waterlogged from the Los Angeles rain, shivering pop stars found it a wet and chilly walk into the Nokia Theatre. Many women squished along in high heels, pulling up their dresses so they wouldn't get soaked from below while rain pounded on the big white tent overhead.
Given that the rain was practically a monsoon by Southern Californian standards, spirits were a bit damp at the 2011 installment of the American Music Awards, and it probably didn't help that Adele, the evening's leading nominee, is recuperating from throat surgery and wasn't in attendance.
But the show goes on, and winning a hunk of crystal warms the spirits, regardless of the weather. Karmin, the duo made up of Berklee graduates Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, snagged the AMAs' inaugural New Media award. The cute couple stopped to chat for a minute and show off their trophy, speculating on its potential superpowers.
Providing the red carpet with a rare dose of wisdom gleaned from experience, Jon Secada, who's currently working on an autobiography, passed on a few words of advice for up-and-comers.
In a world dominated by dance-pop, James Durbin, from the latest chapter of "American Idol," is staying true to hard rock, devil horns and all. That said, you might be surprised to hear who he was looking forward to seeing at the AMAs: