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Queen Latifah added to Super Bowl festivities

Entertainer and New Jersey native, Queen Latifah, is going to sing “America The Beautiful” during the pregame festivities for Sunday’s Super Bowl. The NFL and Fox Network made the announcement in a news release yesterday. Latifah’s performance and that of opera star, Renee Fleming, singing the national anthem will be televised before the game kickoff. Bruno Mars, whose album “Unorthodox Jukebox” won Best Pop Vocal Album at last Sunday’s Grammys, will perform during halftime. Also at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards last Sunday Latifah, who officiated at the... Read More →

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Grammys: Daft Punk, high ratings, and bloated commercial breaks

The French helmet-wearing duo, Daft Punk, are probably feeling pretty lucky today and for good reason. They walked away with some the biggest awards at the Grammys last night, including, Record of the Year for “Get Lucky,” Album of the Year for “Random Access Memories,” and for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. I have not heard their entire album, but  the song “Get Lucky” has been playing on local radio stations for months. The electronic pop beat of “Get Lucky” is catchy, but the lyrics are so... Read More →

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Award Season: Oscar maker layoffs, Writers Guild and Grammy nominations

Oscar maker to axe  a lot of workers It’s not going to be a ho, ho, jolly holiday season for some employees of the company that makes Oscar. The Wrap is reporting today that R.S. Owens, a Chicago-based company, will be laying off almost 100 workers by December 17. That’s more than a third of the staff. R.S. Owens is the supplier of awards for the Emmys, MTV Video Music Awards, and “American Idol” as well. More details here. Writers Guild nominations... Read More →

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Phto: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times -- Rihanna and Eminem joined forces to sing their hit "Love the Way You Lie" at the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony in L.A. February 13, 2011

The Grammys rock Staples Center

The Staples Center in L.A. got turned out by some entertainers who came to blow the roof off the place at the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony. First time Grammy performer, Rolling Stones lead singer, Mick Jagger, was one of the veteran who took to the stage, along with the young stars like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Eminem. Rihanna and Eminem’s duet, “Love the Way You Lie” is on his disc “Recovery,” which won for best rap album. The country group, Lady Antebellum, won record and song of the... Read More →

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Big moments at the 2010 Grammy Awards

   King of Pop’s kids, Paris and Prince Michael Jackson, at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards — Photo by Michael Caulfield at from The artistry of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, loomed large over the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Sunday night, January 31. A nice star-studded musical tribute to the late superstar was followed by the appearance of his two oldest children on stage to accept the entertainer’s lifetime achievement award. During his life, MJ was criticized for just about everything he did — including being a parent. However,... Read More →

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