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Macklemore pays tribute to Trayvon Martin at AMAs -- VIDEO

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis couldn’t attend the American Music Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night due to their touring schedule. So when the duo won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album for The Heist, they accepted their award via satellite from Miami — where Macklemore was inspired by his surroundings to take a political bent in his speech.

After opening with a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. — “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” — Macklemore brought up one of this year’s most hot-button issues: the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and the trial of his killer, George Zimmerman.

“Due to the fact that we are in Florida tonight accepting this award, I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that are dying due to racial profiling and the violence that follows it,” Macklemore said to cheers and applause. “This is really happening. These are our friends, our neighbors, our peers, and our fans, and it’s time that we look out for the youth and fight against racism and the laws that protect it.”

Watch his speech below.

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PopWatch Planner: 'Frozen,' 'Dancing with the Stars' finale, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, and more

What’s worthy of PopWatching this week? A well-balanced plate of live music, criminal dramas, and holiday cheer. All eyes are on Miley Cyrus as she performs at the AMA’s Sunday night. If she does something crazy, at least it’ll give Grandma something else to talk about at your turkey dinner, instead of asking about your employment and relationship status. Just pass the herbed mashed potatoes already! The next course is a scheming James Spader apéritif, followed by an undoubtedly sequin-garnished DWTS finale, and end with some winter wonderland-themed cinema.

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Eric Stonestreet tells Jimmy Kimmel he wasn't drunk, but 'tipsy' at the AMAs -- VIDEO

The Twitterverse can finally stop buzzing about Eric Stonestreet’s “boozy” American Music Awards appearance! The Modern Family star cleared the air on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, declaring “I was not drunk, I was tipsy. There’s a difference.”

After Jimmy Kimmel played a clip of his presentation speech, Stonestreet second-guessed himself. “Boy, that’s the first time I saw it and wow, is that guy drunk or what?”

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PopWatch Planner: New Rihanna, new Wii U, and new movies -- just in time for the holidays

It’s a short work week, but that doesn’t mean it’s short on entertainment to keep you busy over the long holiday weekend! The week starts off with the AMAs on Sunday and keeps rolling with a videogame platform release, a slew of new movies to keep you and your family occupied, and of course the annual Macy’s parade. Now let’s talk turkey, happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday
American Music Awards, 8 p.m. ABC

The American Music Awards air live on ABC Sunday night and feature a bunch of sure to be hit performances, including Stevie Wonder’s tribute to Dick Clark and a Gangnam Style rendition from South Korean viral hitmaker Psy. EW will be on the carpet and we’ll fill you in on all the style and showmanship during the night.  READ FULL STORY

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