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I started the blog Bureaucracy for Breakfast in 2010, and it was a comedic look at unemployment, the economic divide, and the lifestyles of the 1%. It was featured on Marketplace on NPR, AOL News, Huffington Post, and Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing Comedy. I have been interviewed by ABC 20/20 for a segment about the Rich Kids of Instagram, and in addition to writing about Hollywood, celebrity, and excess for Forbes I write about pop culture and entertainment for The Hairpin, Ask Men, Salon, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Studio System News. My first book, BROKENOMICS, is coming from Seal Press spring 2015. You can find me on Twitter @TheElf26.

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Where's Beyoncé: Top Five 2015 Grammy Moments From TiVo

Kanye West would not be happy: Beyonce’s performance at the end of last night’s Grammy Awards didn’t make the top five most-watched moments, according to TiVo TiVo. How is that possible? Did the Beyhive turn the show off in protest after Beck won Album of the Year? It’s possible.
Kanye rushed the stage (or pretended to) when Beck’s name was called instead of Beyonce’s, but she did win Best R&B Performance and Song for “Drunk in Love,” and her angelic performance of the gospel song “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” was a showstopper, as always, so it’s not like she lost the night.

So who did make TiVo’s top five most-watched moments of last night Grammys? Here’s a rundown:


1. Madonna’s performance of “Living for Love” came in at number one. The woman will probably still be rocking fishnet stockings and corsets on stage when she’s 75 years old – and that’s why we love her. Her matador number might not have been the best performance of her career (or of last night’s Grammys) but she’s Madonna. It’s not like she needs to prove herself anymore. She appears on a stage, we watch.

2. The moment Sam Smith won Best Pop Vocal Album for In the Lonely Hour came in at number two. It was a big award, and the singer-songwriter is having a hell of a year. Backstage he thanked an ex-boyfriend for breaking his heart and inspiring all the songs on the album. He wins again.

3. Leave it to Pharrell to turn “Happy” – a song we’ve all heard at least 600 times in the last six months – into something new. Dressed like a sixteen-year old bellhop, Pharrell was backed by classical pianist Lang Lang and film composer Hans Zimmer. No one can make neon yellow moccasins (or whatever those things were) look as cool as he can.

4. After a speech from President Obama and an emotional, brave spoken-word piece by domestic violence survivor Brooke Axtell, Katy Perry performed “By the Grace of God,” and people watched. Perry kept it simple this time – no sharks, no bikinis, no Super Bowl pageantry.

5. Sir Paul McCartney was lead guitarist and backup singer for Rihanna and Kanye on “FourFiveSeconds,” and TiVo watchers tuned in, despite the fact that it was one of the more awkward performances of the night. It was an odd trio and the on-stage chemistry was about as exciting as waiting in line at the post office. It’s hard not to tune in for Rihanna, though. And people did.

Beyoncé wasn’t the only one left out of the TiVo top five. Annie Lennox pretty much stole the night when she got on stage with Hozier, and Ed Sheeran’s stripped-down performance of “Thinking Out Loud” (along with John Mayer, Questlove, and Herbie Hancock) proved that you don’t need fireworks and dancing sharks to move an audience. You just need talent.

See the full list of 2015 Grammy Award winners here.

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