Best: Grammy Viewers Love Cool James
Don't call it a comeback. LL Cool J, hosting the Grammys for the fourth time, has got this down to a science. He got in one great joke ("I'm goin' back to Cali… I –I – guess so…") before announcing — up front — that he was avoiding a monologue ("for your safety and mine"). He got the the right balance of "promote social media" and "not sound like a dad" ("hashtag to your heart's content") and gave props to 89-year-old Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein without being treacly ("Everybody say, Hi George!"). Even if the Grammys aren't going to actually air rap awards, at least the whole thing gets to be hosted by one of its greatest performers.