Why is this in black and white? 'Cuz of the ill-fitting "Rat Pack" comparisons? The boys do look nice in tuxes but why do they get to look so classy and M.I.A. is dressed like a ladybug?
The band was so loud and overpowering I'm not sure that was the success they were hoping for, but the crowd in the Staples Center gave it a standing O, so maybe it played better in the room.
Good on Kate Beckinsale, looking smoking, for giving M.I.A. a hand.
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