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Hillary Clinton’s Fire And Fury skit at Grammys

Hillary Clinton joined celebrities John Legend, Cher, Cardi B and Snoop Dogg at the Grammys to mock Donald Trump in a parody sketch that saw them read excerpts from Michael Wolffs's controversial book Fire And Fury.

The book, dismissed by Mr Trump as full of lies, depicts a chaotic White House, a President who was ill-prepared to win the office in 2016, and aides who scorned his abilities.

Mrs Clinton, the former Democratic presidential candidate who lost the 2016 election to Mr Trump, was the last of the famous faces to appear in the video, in which Grammys host James Corden pretended to be auditioning the celebrities as contenders for a spoken word award.

Mrs Clinton read an excerpt about Mr Trump's eating habits.

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Video:Clinton reads from anti-Trump book

"One reason why he liked to eat at McDonald's: nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely pre-made," she reads.

Corden then praises her, saying: "The Grammy is in the bag."

The President's family and members of his administration immediately criticised the pre-recorded segment.

His son Donald Trump Jr tweeted: "Getting to read a #fakenews book excerpt at the Grammys seems like a great consolation prize for losing the presidency."

In a follow-up tweet, he added: "The more Hillary goes on television the more the American people realize how awesome it is to have @realDonaldTrump in office."

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations who is known to post on social media about her love of pop music, tweeted that Clinton's appearance "ruined the Grammys. Such a shame".

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Video:Stars support white rose protest

During the awards ceremony, Lady Gaga, Rita Ora, Cardi B, Kelly Clarkson and Sam Smith were among the stars who wore or held a symbolic flower to show support for the anti-sexual harassment MeToo and Time's Up campaigns.

Lady Gaga wore white rosebuds and a Time's Up pin on the shoulder of her black Armani outfit, and whispered "Time's Up" during her performance of ballads Joanne and Million Reasons.

Kelly Clarkson, who was carrying her white rose, talked about its symbolism, saying that to her, it reflects "hope and peace and sympathy and resistance".

Songwriter Diane Warren showed up with white gloves, with one word on each hand: "Girl" and "Power".

Sam Smith with a white rose in his lapel
Image:Sam Smith wore a white rose in his lapel

Sam Smith, who performed at the ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York City, said: "I hope we keep striving forward for equality for absolutely everyone."

Elton John performed with a white rose on top of his piano.

While on the red carpet, Sting spoke about Time's Up and MeToo, saying it was "an important conversation" and "a time of learning and hopefully, eventually, a time of healing".

Bruno Mars receives the Grammy for the best song of the year
Image:Bruno Mars received the Grammy for the best song of the year

R&B star Bruno Mars was the biggest winner of the 60th Grammys, winning all the six awards he was nominated for including record of the year for his party anthem 24K Magic.

Mars dedicated his award to songwriters, saying: "Thank you guys so much… first off to the other nominees in this category – Lorde, Kung-fu Kenny (Kendrick Lamar), Jay-Z, Gambino – you guys are the reason I'm in the studio pulling my hair out man, 'cos I know you guys are only going to come with the top-shelf artistry and music and thank you guys for blessing the world with your music, I mean that."

It was also a strong night for Lamar, who walked away with five awards.

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Image:Ed Sheeran's record-breaking Divide won best pop vocal album

Ed Sheeran won the best pop vocal album award for his record Divide, but was not available to collect the honour in person.

Awards were also posthumously given to Leonard Cohen, for best rock performance, and Carrie Fisher, for best spoken word album with her reading of her memoir The Princess Diarist.

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