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Billboard Music Awards are ho-hum, but Taylor Swift was impressed

Billboard Awards Notebook

While the boring adults of America were biding their time until the "Mad Men" series finale Sunday, the kids down the hall were donning headphones, staring at screens and occasionally dancing while reveling in another kind of televised marketing exploration: the Billboard Music Awards.

The annual ceremony and ABC infomercial, broadcast from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, celebrated the most popular acts in America with a string of performances. Many were lip-synced. Others were poorly mixed. Kanye West's takes on "All Day" and "Black Skinhead" were so bleeped by the censors that big chunks of them were silent. TV personalities from shows including...