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Grammy snippets: Sly makes an appearance

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What a relief to watch the E! red carpet coverage. It feels so clean...so professional. Oh, for a little while, at least.

Ryan Seacrest to Randy Jackson's wife, "There's something I've always wanted to ask you," [about her husband]: "He's so smooth...is he a great lover?" Um, creepy.

Giuliana DePandi spends a long time asking the men of Jars of Clay about being chased by groupies. Even after they tell her they're married. Married and Christian. If they're banging their groupies, they're really not going to tell you about it on TV.

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E! Online guy AM Somebody asks Steven Curtis Chapman and Rodney Crowell, separately, if this is their first Grammy nomination. Rodney has one already, Steven has won five. Ouch.

Inside the Grammy sanctum: Kevin Bronson is liveblogging for the LA Times so we can get the real-time scoop. As of their most recent post (7:28pm) there is word of Jay-Z, Linkin Park and Paul McCartney performing together. Aaaauuuughhhhh brainfreeze. But will Sly & the Family Stone play? Still unknown. UPDATE: The LAT has a picture of him on stage, with a huge blond mohawk. Aw, Sly.

Spoilers for us west coasters: the winners are online.