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Patti LuPone Puts Anti-Masker Karen Audience Member In Her Place "Get the fuck out!"

BRAVA DIVA! – Patti LuPone Brings Down The House at the Grammy Awards [VIDEO]

Patti LuPone brought the house down Sunday night at the Grammys with her performance of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita.”

The diva originated the namesake role when Lloyd Webber’s musical debuted on Broadway in 1979.

It’s no small achievement that the Grammys scored LuPone for its Lloyd Webber tribute. Earlier this week the actress and composer ended a feud that spanned more than two decades.

24 years ago Lloyd Webber fired LuPone from the lead role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, which she had originated in London, and replaced her with Glenn Close, who won a Tony for that Broadway performance in 1995. Thus began a two-decade-plus feud between LuPone and Webber,

But when LuPone agreed to perform at the Grammys, as part of a tribute to both Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein, it indicated a possible end to the cold war. Thursday, LuPone, according to the New York Post,reportedly picked up the microphone and announced the détente, which resulted in a whole room of witnesses (who had been waiting anxiously to see what would happen) bursting into laughter. Lloyd Webber and LuPone embraced, and the rehearsal kicked off.

Watch Patty’s electrifying performance at the 60th. Grammy Awards below:

 

 

Source: The Los Angeles Times:

Jennifer Hudson To Sing Whitney Houston Tribute At Tonights Grammy Awards

Jennifer Husdon has been invited by The Grammy Awards to sing a special tribute  to honor Whitney Houston who was tragically lost to us this weekend at the Grammy Awards tonight. 

She’s a good friend of the Grammys,” [said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammy Awards]. “She’s had some very significant appearances on the show. It felt right to ask to her to come and help us honor Whitney, which she will do musically.”

This will be the 30-year-old Hudson’s third performance at the Grammys. She received a standing ovation for her moving rendition of “You Pulled Me Through” in 2009, in what was one of her first performances after the murder of her mother and brother. That same year, Houston presented Hudson with her Grammy for Best R&B Album. In 2011, Hudson joined Christina Aguilera, Florence Welch, Martina McBride and Yolanda Adams onstage to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Whitney presented Jennifer with her first Grammy in 2009.