LOS ANGELES - The stars of the Staples Center in Los Angeles are usually dressed in basketball uniforms as it is the home arena of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers.
But on Sunday the Staples Center was the home to The 54th Annual Grammy Awards.
And the host LL Cool J was as his name implies a very 'cool' host (pun definitely intended). He did not insult or attack anyone or try to be funny like the Golden Globe Awards host Ricky "Jaws" Gervais had done a few weeks ago.
The young man showed how one can be a host and get the job done without resorting to third rate name-calling, playground bully antics, and worn-out comedy routines.
LL did offer a prayer for one of the greatest singers of all time Whitney Houston who passed away at the age of 48.
Seasoned performers such as Paul McCartney, Reba McEntire, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, and Lady Gaga, who went home empty handed, all gave props to the man with the good-looking black cap.
But as Pico de Gallo of Tittle Tattle Tonight pointed out the award show could have truly been titled, The Adele Award Show, as the fantastic singer walked away with six (6) Grammy Awards.
The woman whose full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, (North London) England on May 5, 1988.
And the six Grammy Awards won by the amazing songstress included Song of The Year, Record of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Short Form Music Video, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Album of The Year.
De Gallo noted that Adele also later received secondary awards for The Prettiest Eyes, The Smoothest Complexion, and for The Cutest British Accent of Any Female Singer.
The great thing about Adele's performance is that the exquisite lady simply stands there in all her wondrous glory and splendor and belts out her hauntingly beautiful songs backed by an amazing five-piece band and four fabulous back up singers.
Miss Adele does not, like so many of today's performers, use a 25 piece band, with dozens of back up singers, and dancers, and all kinds of extra non-essential things like electronic props, smoke machines, laser beams, and enough different colored lights to light up New York City's LaGuardia Airport.
The native of London does not need to perform with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns, jugglers, and magicians carrying on behind her.
And that is the true mark of a genuinely authentic, talented, and oh so gifted singer.
After the award show as Adele sat in her dressing room surrounded by her half dozen Grammy Awards she received a phone call.
It was from President Barack Obama. He told her that he and the "First Mama," Michelle had watched her performance and they had sat there in their White House bedroom simply mesmerized.
He mentioned that he even gave Mishy, as he call his wife, several high-fives during the performance and after (Adele) had finished singing he stood up, walked over to his better half, and gave her a chest bump.
Adele revealed that the president invited her to attend a special White House dinner that he and his wife are throwing in honor of several well known British celebrities including Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan, Cat Deely, Len Goodman, and Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.
The singer with the six Grammy Awards giggled like a little girl as she said that the president is calling it The Bloomin' Jolly Good Merry Olde England White House Dinner.