SHOW BITS: Katy and Justin as Grammy outsiders

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Show Bits brings you the 55th annual Grammy Awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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KEEP ON BIEBVIN’

Justin Bieber can’t catch a break.

Not only was the superstar singer not nominated for a Grammy, but a Ustream session that Bieber launched at the same time as the ceremony Sunday to answer questions from fans crashed because it was overloaded. The technical snafu immediately began trending on Twitter, inspiring such popular hashtags as (hash)ThankYouForTryingJustin and (hash)JustinUseRedTube.

Bieber tweeted to fans that “livestream is over capacity it not letting me in the room.” He apparently couldn’t overcome the blunder and later promised to upload a video.

_ Derrik J. Lang _ Twitter: http://twitter.com/derrikjlang

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QUICKQUOTE: KATY PERRY

“I was never even nominated in this category, and I have my own eyelash line.” _ Katy Perry presenting the Grammy Awards’ best new artist category.

_ Sandy Cohen _ http://www.twitter.com/APSandy .

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RICK ROSS WORKS IT

Rick Ross is a businessman as much as he is a rapper.

“There’s a lot of networking to be done here,” he said on the red carpet at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, adding he had already done “three or four deals.”

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