Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York walked the red carpet Sunday into the Grammy Awards, where they were up for a couple of awards.
The band earned a nod in the pop performance by a duo or group with vocals category for "The Only Exception," and singer Williams was also up for best pop collaboration with vocals for "Airplanes, Part II," her team-up with rapper B.o.B.
Williams, wearing a dress designed especially for her by Jeremy Scott, said the year was all about Nicki Minaj for her: "She pretty much ruled 2010 in my book."
Minaj, dressed in leopard literally from her head to her toes, ignored most reporters on the red carpet as she made her way inside, so we wonder, did Williams ever get a chance to profess her devotion?
As the United States honors the birthday of slain civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., it's no surprise that some celebrities (and normal folk as well) have taken to Twitter to pass along his message either verbatim or by showing what the day means to them.
Here's a look at what some of them had to say Monday:
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Nicki Minaj isn't shy about a lot of things — her multiple personalities, her dangerous curves or her appetite for entertainment domination.
The rapper opens up about Hollywood hopes in a new interview with King magazine (as the Ministry previously told you, girlfriend wants to act). Minaj says "of course" to the notion of coming out west to be in pictures.
"I'd like to play someone in a Tim Burton movie, where I get dressed up and painted and crazy," she said. "Then I want to be able to do some action stuff, like Angelina Jolie."
"VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" aired Sunday night with performances from the likes of Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Sugarland, Heart, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and more -- and the Ministry has access to exclusive pictures of the divas taken Friday night at the taping of the USO concert in a hangar at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar in San Diego.
Click on Brandy, above, to see more pictures from The Times' Photo Booth.
Going global, Hayley Williams and Paramore taped their performance from an Army base in Kuwait, in keeping with the military theme of the show. Sugarland, meanwhile, joined in a tribute to diva Aretha Franklin, who recently had surgery for an unspecified illness.
The event was hosted by noted Levi Johnston supporter Kathy Griffin, who bashed on Bristol Palin's weight, calling her "the white Precious" -- a reference to Gabourey Sidibe's Oscar-nominated character -- and receiving a chorus of boos from the troops in the audience. This after Griffin had been issued some comedy guidelines for the evening.
"You can boo louder than that," Griffin said. "C'mon, boo me, I love it. I love it! War is hell! War is hell!"
Brandy, incidentally, was part of the diva lineup -- that'd be the same Brandy who just finished fourth to Bristol's third place on "Dancing With the Stars."
Photos: Nicki Minaj, left, in the Los Angeles Times Photo Booth at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar on Friday. Brandy, right, reacts to fireworks being shot off at the end of the "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" concert. Credits: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times