While the biggest stars in pop and rock were putting the finishing touches to their hair and make-up backstage at the Staples Center — eight-time nominee Britney Spears was 40 miles away at a suburban shopping mall.
Eight years after she scooped her only Grammy Award for Toxic — Brit chose to detox with some treatments at Forever Bella Skin and Tanning in Thousand Oaks, rather than mingle with the likes of Rihanna, Adele and her ex Justin Timberlake.
The 31-year-old was snapped strolling through the Village Glen mall dressed down in a pair of untrendy stonewash jeans and a lowcut tiger-stripe top — with heavy black make-up around her eyes.
She's reportedly in talks to perform a nightly show at a Las Vegas casino. Two Vegas hot spots are said to be tussling over the chance to secure a residency with the star - Caesar's Palace and Planet Hollywood.
If she signs on the dotted line, she'll earn millions, following in the footsteps of the likes of Celine Dion, Bette Midler and Elton John — who's in the middle of a residency at the gambling Mecca.