Tuesday in trends
"Paul McCartney turned away from Grammy's after party. McC: 'How VIP do we gotta get? We need another hit,'" shares columnist Amy Alkon of the news that Sir Paul, Beck and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins were all turned away from a post-Grammy party (a TMZ scoop at 2,200+ shares so far). "Paul McCartney was turned away from a post-Grammy party hosted by Tyga. Let that sink in for a minute," advises Globe and Mail's Andrea Woo. "HOW IRRELEVANT have The Grammy's become when Paul McCartney can't get into an after party?" demands Craig Gass. "If you needed further evidence that nightclubs are the worst, here's Paul McCartney and Beck getting denied entry," Daily Beast's Marlow Stern took it a different way. "CLASSLESS to reject @PaulMcCartney - I WON'T say welcome to #portland tomorrow. SHOW RESPECT," iHeart Radio's Michael Castner tweeted Tyga. "Someone's knocking at the door Somebody's ringing the bell Do me a favour Open the door And let #PaulMcCartney in," quips Globe and Mail's Brad Wheeler.
A key senator -- Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee -- says he might hold hearings on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court eventual nominee to replace the dearly departed Antonin Scalia. "Yes, it's now breaking news when lawmakers grudgingly concede that they might do their jobs," grumps freelancer Chris Lehmann. In perhaps more understandably breaking bulletins, the New York Times announced that former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died at age 93. "Always loved the repetition in his name," admits MarketWatch's Marek Fuchs.