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More than just celebrity gossip

Leighton Meester Making Broadway Debut in “Of Mice and Men”

Leighton Meester is moving on up from Gossip Girl! The actress is set to make her Broadway debut next year as a temptress in the revival of “Of Mice and Men.”

Producers said that Leighton will  act alongside James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in the story about an unlikely friendship between two migrant field workers in California during the Great Depression. The story by John Steinback focuses on dreamer George and mentally challenged Lennie. Leighton will play the wife of a ranch boss who Lennie gets drawn to.

Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro will direct the play, which hasn’t been on Broadway in 40 years. “Of Mice and Men” starts shows in March.

I’m excited for Leighton! She’s a great actress, and has continued to be outside of Blair Waldorf on the CW. I’m sure she’ll do great. I might just have to ride up to NYC and catch a show!

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Selena Gomez Jingle Ball Rage: Singer Swears, Storms Off Stage!

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Maybe she’s not so innocent? Yeah I’m talking about Selena Gomez. Jingle Ball rage was in full effect today as the singer swore and stormed off stage at KIIS-FM’s annual concert.

Apparently there were some sound issues that caused the singer frustration.

According to US Weekly Gomez dropped the f-bomb and then yelled to the crowd, “Sorry, the sound isn’t working!” It’s just a shame that the audience filled mostly of young children heard Selena go cray.

She went on to add, “Are you guys having a good night? I promise, a lot cooler people are gonna come out tonight. Is it okay if I perform two more songs and you guys can get to it?”

It wasn’t just one time either that the issues with her “sound” happened.

She addressed the crowd once again saying, “I have to thank you guys so much for allowing me to be able to perform the music that I love. And I have to say that before you guys go on to the people that you care about, I really appreciate you supporting everything that I do. So this next song is the first song I had hit No. 1, and it’s called ‘Come & Get It’.”

Selena ended up leaving before finishing up her set.

Hear Selena throw the F-bomb here!

I think she may have handled the situation a tad better than Miss Ashlee Simpson did.

Ya think?

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Celebs Toast With Exclusive New Crown Royal Whisky at Miami Art Basel

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Miami turned into the art capital of the world with Art Basel well underway in the city notorious for sandy beaches, hot sun and glittering nightlife.

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Drawing 50,000 visitors each year, Miami Art Basel is not only known for leading international galleries showcasing artists’ work (paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, etc.), but also the swanky and sexy celebrity-filled parties including an annual birthday dinner and after-party for record producer, Rico Love (most notably known for his work with Beyoncé, Nelly, Kelly Rowland and TI).

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In recent years, Love has celebrated his birthday during Miami Art Basel with a select group of his celebrity friends ranging from Diddy, Kelly Rowland and more. This year, his celebration was made extraordinary by legendary whisky company, Crown Royal. Guests attending Love’s party were among the first in the world to try the new Crown Royal XO – an extraordinary whisky finished to perfection in cognac casks.

Looks like fun times!

Carl Crawford is Evelyn Lozada’s Baby Daddy

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Carl Crawford is Evelyn Lozada’s baby daddy, which means he’s in for a real treat. Child support till the baby is 18, yo! No, but while Lozada has revealed that Crawford is the man who got her knocked up (and not creepy Chad Ochocinco Johnson), I’m thinking she’s actually a bit proud that Chad isn’t the baby daddy.

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The LA Dodgers player seems like a good enough guy and I really hope he steps up to the plate (no pun intended…okay, maybe that was pretty clever?!) to be there for Evelyn during this pregnancy and there after.

During an interview with omg! Insider on Friday, Lozada revealed the identity of her baby daddy and let everyone know that her due date is in March 2014. (Making it about the month of July that she and Mr. Carl Crawford got it in!)

So what is her future with Carl?

Lozada said she’s not in a hurry to walk down the aisle. “I definitely would get married again. I still believe in love … I’m not one of those people that’s like, “We need to get engaged, we need to get married.” No, absolutely not. I feel like that’s going to come, just like with the baby, let it come. I’m not forcing anything, so if it happens, it happens.”

She went on to add, “I am so excited to announce a wonderful blessing…I’m pregnant! I’m excited about being a mommy all over again. This is something I’ve been wanting for years and I can’t believe it’s finally happening.”

Lozada is already a mother to 20-year-old Shaniece from a previous relationship.

There has not yet been word from Evelyn’s baby daddy Carl Crawford.

Jennifer Lawrence Says She’s Not Fond Of Celebrity

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Jennifer Lopez covers Marie Claire South Africa and gives a pretty awesome interview. Just when you thought you couldn’t love this girl anymore, she keeps on talking and saying cute things.

Check out the highlights from the interview below.

On her New Years Resolution:
“My New Year’s Resolution is to stand up for myself. It’s hard for me. Nobody wants to be disliked. You always want to be polite and be nice. I tried to find a balance in saying what I mean and still being nice. I can’t do it. I have this ‘okay’ attitude and everything. I end up allowing myself to get walked over and resenting it.”

On being a celebrity:
“Celebrity is such a simple predictable thing, I’m not in awe of it. It makes completes sense. You have a job where people recognize you and they think you are not human.”

On her body image:
“I’d rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life.”

On her personal life:
“I don’t like going out that much. I’m kind of an old lady. After it’s 11, I’m like ‘Don’t these kids ever get tired?’ When I’m out, I think about my couch.”

Let’s file this interview so we can look at it five years from now and see if Jennifer Lawrence is still the same old G. Please, please PLEASE stay humble Jennifer.

The Rebecca Black Saturday Video Is Painful

Remember Rebecca Black? Saturday is here and so is her song AND video for the day of the week. Yeah, her song is called Saturday…the supposed sequel to Friday and yes, it is just as corny as Friday.

The sad news is that her voice sounds better than some of the pop stars out there today. Perhaps she has been working with a vocal coach?

Take a little listen and look and then let me know what you think in the comments section below.

I hope to gawd Miss Black does NOT have five more songs coming and you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Grammy Nominations Full List: #GrammyNoms, Who Got Snubbed?

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Well, it’s official. The Grammy Nominations (full list) for 2013 is here! I know you are all dying to know how many #grammynoms Taylor Swift got…well you may be surprised. Check out the list below!

Record of the year
Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Radioactive — Imagine Dragons
Royals — Lorde
Locked Out Of Heaven — Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

Album of the Year
The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
Just Give Me A Reason — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
Locked Out Of Heaven — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Roar — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
Royals — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
Same Love —- Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance
Brave — Sara Bareilles
Royals — Lorde
When I Was Your Man — Bruno Mars
Roar — Katy Perry
Mirrors — Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Just Give Me A Reason — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
Stay — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell
Suit & Tie — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Steppin’ Out — Herb Alpert
The Beat —- Boney James
Handpicked — Earl Klugh
Summer Horns — Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot
Hacienda — Jeff Lorber Fusion

Best Pop Vocal Album
Paradise — Lana Del Rey
Pure Heroine — Lorde
Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke
The 20/20 Experience — The Complete Experience — Justin Timberlake

Best Dance Recording
Need U (100%) — Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK
Sweet Nothing — Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch
Atmosphere — Kaskade
This Is What It Feels Like — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
Clarity — Zedd Featuring Foxes

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Settle — Disclosure
18 Months — Calvin Harris
Atmosphere — Kaskade
A Color Map of the Sun — Pretty Lights

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Viva Duets — Tony Bennett & Various Artists
To Be Loved — Michael Bublé
The Standards — Gloria Estefan
Cee Lo’s Magic Moment — Cee Lo Green
Now — Dionne Warwick

Best Rock Performance
Always Alright — Alabama Shakes
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) — David Bowie
Radioactive — Imagine Dragons
Kashmir — Led Zeppelin
My God Is the Sun — Queens Of The Stone Age
I’m Shakin’ — Jack White

Best Metal Performance
T.N.T. — Anthrax
God Is Dead? — Black Sabbath
The Enemy Inside — Dream Theater
In Due Time — Killswitch Engage
Room 24 — Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

Best Rock Song
Ain’t Messin ‘Round — Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
Cut Me Some Slack — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)
Doom And Gloom — Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (the Rolling Stones)
God Is Dead? — Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)
Panic Station — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

Best Rock Album
13 — Black Sabbath
The Next Day — David Bowie
Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon
Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin
…Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age
Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Best Alternative Music Album
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — Neko Case
Trouble Will Find Me — The National
Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails
Lonerism — Tame Impala
Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance
Love And War — Tamar Braxton
Best Of Me — Anthony Hamilton
Nakamarra — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
How Many Drinks? — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Something — Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr.
Get It Right — Fantasia
Quiet Fire — Maysa
Hey Laura — Gregory Porter
Yesterday — Ryan Shaw

Best R&B Song
Best Of Me – Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
Love And War – Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
Only One – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
Pusher Love Girl – James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
Without Me – Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Love And War – Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You – Fantasia
One: In The Chamber – Salaam Remi
Unapologetic – Rihanna
New York: A Love Story – Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album
R&B Divas – Faith Evans
Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
Love In The Future – John Legend
Better – Chrisette Michele
Three Kings – TGT

Best Rap Performance
Started From The Bottom – Drake
Berzerk – Eminem
Tom Ford – Jay Z
Swimming Pools (Drank) – Kendrick Lamar
Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Power Trip – J. Cole Featuring Miguel
Part II (On The Run) – Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
Holy Grail – Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
Now Or Never – Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
Remember You – Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Song
…Problems – Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
Holy Grail – Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)
New Slaves – Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)
Started From The Bottom – W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)
Thrift Shop – Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

Best Rap Album
Nothing Was The Same – Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City – Kendrick Lamar
The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus – Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance
I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
I Want Crazy – Hunter Hayes
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
From This Valley – The Civil Wars
Don’t Rush – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
Your Side Of The Bed – Little Big Town
Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
You Can’t Make Old Friends – Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton

Best Country Song
Begin Again – Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
I Drive Your Truck – Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
Mama’s Broken Heart – Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Merry Go ‘Round – Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
Mine Would Be You – Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

Best Country Album
Night Train – Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Based On A True Story – Blake Shelton
Red – Taylor Swift

Best New Age Album
Lux – Brian Eno
Illumination – Peter Kater
Final Call – Kitaro
Awakening The Fire – R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
Love’s River – Laura Sullivan

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Don’t Run – Terence Blanchard, soloist
Song For Maura – Paquito D’Rivera, soloist
Song Without Words #4: Duet – Fred Hersch, soloist
Stadium Jazz – Donny McCaslin, soloist
Orbits – Wayne Shorter, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
The World According To Andy Bey – Andy Bey
Attachments – Lorraine Feather
Liquid Spirit – Gregory Porter
WomanChild – Cécile McLorin Salvant
After Blue – Tierney Sutton

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Guided Tour – The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue – Terri Lyne Carrington
Life Forum – Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away – Kenny Garrett
Out Here – Christian McBride Trio

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Brooklyn Babylon – Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Night In Calisia – Randy Brecker, W¿odek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic
Wild Beauty – Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano
March Sublime – Alan Ferber
Intrada – Dave Slonaker Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album
La Noche Más Larga – Buika
Song For Maura – Paquito D’Rivera And Trio Corrente
Yo – Roberto Fonseca
Egg¿n – Omar Sosa
Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin – Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Break Every Chain [Live] – Tasha Cobbs
Hurricane – Natalie Grant
Lord, I Need You – Matt Maher
Overcomer – Mandisa
If He Did It Before… Same God [Live] – Tye Tribbett

Best Gospel Song
Have Your Way – Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon)
If He Did It Before… Same God [Live] – Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
If I Believe – Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
A Little More Jesus – Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell)
Still – Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
Hurricane – Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant)
Love Take Me Over – Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman)
Overcomer – David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)
Speak Life – Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac)
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) – Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)

Best Gospel Album
Grace [Live] – Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 [Live] – Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet – Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser [Live] – William Murphy
Greater Than [Live] – Tye Tribbett

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
We Won’t Be Shaken – Building 429
All The People Said Amen [Live] – Matt Maher
Overcomer – Mandisa
Your Grace Finds Me (Live) – Matt Redman
Burning Lights – Chris Tomlin

Best Latin Pop Album
Faith, Hope Y Amor – Frankie J
Viajero Frecuente – Ricardo Montaner
Vida – Draco Rosa
Syntek – Aleks Syntek
12 Historias – Tommy Torres

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco – Café Tacvba
Ojo Por Ojo – El Tri
Chances – Illya Kuryaki And The Valderramas
Treinta Días – La Santa Cecilia
Repeat After Me – Los Amigos Invisibles

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
El Free – Banda Los Recoditos
En Peligro De Extinción – Intocable
A Mi Manera – Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
Romeo Y Su Nieta – Paquita La Del Barrio
13 Celebrando El 13 – Joan Sebastian

Best Tropical Latin Album
3.0 – Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy A Olvidar – Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra – Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants – Various Artists
Corazón Profundo – Carlos Vives

Best American Roots Song
Build Me Up From Bones – Sarah Jarosz
Invisible – Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses)
Keep Your Dirty Lights On – Tim O’Brien And Darrell Scott
Love Has Come For You – Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed – Allen Toussaint

Best Americana Album
Old Yellow Moon – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Love Has Come For You – Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Buddy And Jim – Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale
One True Vine – Mavis Staples
Songbook – Allen Toussaint

Best Bluegrass Album
It’s Just A Road – The Boxcars
Brothers Of The Highway – Dailey & Vincent
This World Oft Can Be – Della Mae
Three Chords And The Truth – James King
The Streets Of Baltimore – Del McCoury Band

Best Blues Album
Remembering Little Walter – Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman
Cotton Mouth Man – James Cotton
Get Up! – Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
Seesaw – Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Down In Louisiana – Bobby Rush

Best Folk Album
My Favorite Picture Of You – Guy Clark
Sweetheart Of The Sun – The Greencards
Build Me Up From Bones – Sarah Jarosz
The Ash & Clay – The Milk Carton Kids
They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration – (Various Artists)

Best Regional Roots Music Album
The Life & Times Of…The Hot 8 Brass Band – Hot 8 Brass Band
Hula Ku’i – Kahulanui
Le Fou – Zachary Richard
Dockside Sessions – Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs – Joe Tohonnie Jr.

Best Reggae Album
One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond
Ziggy Marley In Concert – Ziggy Marley
The Messiah – Sizzla
Reggae Connection – Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters
Reincarnated – Snoop Lion

Best World Music Album
Savor Flamenco – Gipsy Kings
No Place For My Dream – Femi Kuti
Live: Singing For Peace Around The World – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
The Living Room Sessions Part 2 – Ravi Shankar

Best Children’s Album
Blue Clouds – Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
The Mighty Sky – Beth Nielsen Chapman
Recess – Justin Roberts
Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The World’s Bravest Kids – Alastair Moock & Friends
Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well – Jennifer Gasoi

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t – Stephen Colbert
Carrie And Me – Carol Burnett
Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls – David Sedaris
Still Foolin’ ‘Em – Billy Crystal
The Storm King – Pete Seeger

Best Comedy Album
Calm Down Gurrl – Kathy Griffin
I’m Here To Help – Craig Ferguson
A Little Unprofessional – Ron White
Live – Tig Notaro
That’s What I’m Talkin’ About – Bob Saget

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Atlas – Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
Silver Lining – Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J)
Skyfall – Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
We Both Know – Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)
Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
You’ve Got Time – Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor)

Best Instrumental Composition
Bound Away – Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
California Pictures For String Quartet – Gordon Goodwin, composer (Quartet San Francisco)
Koko On The Boulevard – Scott Healy, composer (Scott Healy Ensemble)
Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra – Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)
String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversion In Three Parts – Vince Mendoza, composer (Quartet San Francisco)

Best Music Video
Safe And Sound – Capital Cities | Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, video producer
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film – Jay Z | Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry, video producers
Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton | Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors; Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers
Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z | David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer
I’m Shakin’ – Jack White | Dori Oskowitz, video director; Raquel Costello, video producer

Best Music Film
Live 2012 – Coldplay | Paul Dugdale, video director; Jim Parsons, video producer
¡Cuatro! – Green Day | Tim Wheeler, video director; Tim Lynch, video producer
I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone: The Making Of Get Up! – Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite | Danny Clinch, video director; Ben Harper, video producer
Live Kisses – Paul McCartney | Jonas Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers
The Road To Red Rocks – Mumford & Sons | Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott, video directors; Dan Bowen, video producer

Thoughts on the Grammy Nominations for 2013?

Amanda Markert: Pauly D’s Baby Mama Has History of Violence

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Pauly D’s baby mama Amanda Markert may have gotten screwed, but now she is about to get screwed over. Now that Pauly D has found out that he has a six month old baby Amabella, he’s ready to fight for her. But he better be careful because his one night stand, aka baby mama, has a mean streak in her.

TMZ is reporting that Markert has a history of violence and Pauly D is going to do all he can to get his daughter. The guy has only seen his child ONCE.

According to Radar Online,

Markert was arrested in July 2009 after attacking her ex-boyfriend Lance Gerbino – with whom she has a son – which left him with bloody lips, a mouth injury and a cut above his eye.

‘Pauly is very concerned for his daughter’s safety and doesn’t want her in a violent environment,’ Radar’s insider said.

Pauly is reportedly frustrated he has not been able to see his child more than once. ‘He has a court date set and hopes the judge will mandate custody time,’ a source told Radar.

And while he has been trying and trying to set up a second meeting with his daughter, Amanda’s attorney is telling him no!

But Pauly isn’t giving up. He told Radar, “We’re working on the second visitation now. I really want to see Amabella in time for the holidays. I’d love to get her either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I want to see her as much as possible, but it’s a process.”

I’m sure as long as he has the money, Amanda Markert will eventually cave. Money talks!

Joan Smalls Knows How To Werk

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On stands December 17th, ELLE’s January issue features Joan Smalls looking gorgeous and giving an incredibly candid interview on the lack of diversity in the fashion industry and how she wants to evolve her career. Esteemed photographer Michael Thompson has signed a multi-title deal with Hearst and ELLE’s January issue, featuring Joan Smalls, is Michael Thompson’s debut cover shoot.

Via our friends at Elle:

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On the fashion industry’s lack of diversity:

“People hide behind the word aesthetic. They say, ‘Well, it’s just that designer’s aesthetic.’ But when you see 18 seasons in a row and not one single model outside a certain skin color…? There are people in the industry who are advocates, who support diversity. And there are people who do not. I don’t get it. Beauty is universal. These doors have to open.”

How her modeling career started:

“I came to New York with a dream. I came to do what I saw girls doing in campaigns, in editorials – great things, challenging things.”

Her motivations to eventually get into acting:

“I want to be clear that I don’t want to act just because it’s the typical move for a model. My desire comes from a place of wanting to entertain people on a different level.”


Estee Lauder’s Richard Ferretti on Smalls:

“The word supermodel is overused, but if there is any woman of our generation who deserves the title, it’s Joan. She has the perfect face.”

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CELEB SPOTTING: Amanda Bynes After Rehab Walking Dogs with Her Parents

Amanda Bynes is out of rehab and looks much better! After several months of treatment for mental illness, the actress was spotted out on a walk with her parents, Lynn and Rick, and their dogs in Thousand Oaks, Ca., on Dec. 5.

Amanda rocked  a black leather jacket, white “Gangsta Love” sweatshirt, skinny jeans, sneakers, sunglasses and a baseball cap. Just this simple look shows her looking a lot healthier and normal than recent months!

The actress was placed on a 5150 involuntary hold back in July after months of strange behavior. In September she was transferred from the psych ward at UCLA Medical Center to a treatment facility in Malibu.

“Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who’s contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda’s recovery,” her attorney, Tamar Arminak, told Us Weekly on Thursday. “Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she’s feeling better every day.” Arminak also added: “She’s now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design. She’s mentioned before she’s interested in creating a clothing line. Despite the fact Amanda is no longer in a facility, her outpatient treatment is continuing. She’s very happy to reestablish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared.”

I really do wish Amanda the best of luck in her recovery. She’s such a talented actress, and I would hate to see that be thrown away! More importantly, this is her life! She’s still young, and I want to see her live a healthy life as well. In terms of her starting a fashion line, I say go for it! If it makes her happy, and keeps her mind focused, it would be a great thing for her.

Image via FameFlynet

Meet Stacy Keibler’s Boyfriend Jared Pobre

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George Clooney who?! Meet Stacy Keibler’s boyfriend Jared Pobre, y’all. The woman with the legendary pins has snagged up a man with just as much money as Cloons!

Thursday night in Miami at the Art Basel, Keibler rubbed shoulders with a few other celebrities including Nicky Hilton, Whitney Davis AND her man Mr. Pobre.

This isn’t the first time Kieber has been spotted with Pobre, Future Ads CEO, as it was back in October when they were in Paris enjoying dinner.

A source told UsWeekly, “Stacy and Jared are dating. They met through friends, but they are not anything more than dating.”

Stacy and Georgie Pourgie broke up in July. See? There’s plenty of fish in the sea. And I am sure George already has his next honey lined up.

No worries!

Here’s hoping this isn’t just a rebound for Stacy Keibler. Jared Pobre, could you be the one?

Justin Bieber All That Matters Video is Wow. Just Wow.

Justin Bieber’s All That Matters video is saucy. Holy crap. Now if I didn’t know who Justin Bieber was, I’d probably think this guy was a wanna-be Usher. That thing that he does with his crotch-el region just gets me and not exactly in a good way.

But, I will say this, this is a much better way of going about saying “oh-no-I’m-not-that-little-kid-on-youtube-banging-on-the-drums-singing-in-a-high-pitch-voice-that-isn’t-falsetto-because-my-voice-hasn’t-changed-yet” anymore.

As long as he keeps the foam fingers out of this and his tongue in his mouth (unless he’s attempting a sexy lip lick) then I am happy.

Go on with your bad self Biebs. I just might buy your next album.

Ali Sweeney Covers Redbook’s January Issue

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On stands December 17th, Redbook’s January issue features Ali Sweeney looking gorgeous, healthy and giving an incredibly candid interview about dieting and body image in Hollywood.

Via Redbook:

How she relates so well to the contestants on The Biggest Loser:

“In an industry like Hollywood, it was really hard to deal with feeling like I was bigger than everyone else. I understand that feeling of being unhappy, looking in the mirror, being embarrassed, and not wanting to ask for help.”

On why the ‘d-word’ makes her cringe:

“Diets are finite. They always have an end and they really set you up to fail when you go back to your life. “

How she allows herself to cheat:

“I’m the first person to give myself an out. I’m a foodie. If I’m someplace where they’re famous for huevos rancheros, I’m ordering them.”

So she may have lost a lot of weight and I really admire her for doing so. I just hope she sticks to what she says. Diets suck and you definitely have to let yourself splurge every once in awhile. Don’t turn into some self-absorbed lettuce nibbling fool. We love you the way you are Ali! Now work!

Credit: Andrew Eccles

Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

Sad news to report. Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 95. Best known his imprisonment of 27 years and then leading his home country in the fight against racial oppression, Mandela experienced many health problems over the past few years, including a recurring lung infection that led to several hospitalizations.

In spite of his imprisonment, he emerged peacefully to try to end apartheid, pushing a message of forgiveness and becoming a strong example of leadership throughout the world. “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison,” Mandela famously said after he was freed in in 1990.

“Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father,”  the current South African President Jacob Zuma said. “What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves.” President Barack Obama, praised Mandela for his character as well. We’ve lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth,” Obama said. “He no longer belongs to us. He belongs with the ages.”

Nelson Mandela will always be respected and admire for his leadership, courage, and humility. Prayers to his family, friends, and South Africa!

Image via Nelson Mandela Online

Katherine Jackson: I Want My Check! (Round 2)

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Katherine Jackson may be an octogenarian and possibly with one foot in the grave, but the one good foot?

Is going after the cold hard!

Ms. Jackson (cuz you know she’s nasty) may have lost round one in the battle for her son Micael Jackson’s billions against AEG, but that is not deterring her from going after them again. She has recently filed legal documents to get that second chance to get that big payday against the company. If you recall, AEG is the company that produced This Is It and were to be held responsible for his well-being, including the hiring of his doctor. Well, MJ kicked the bucket and Katherine is still fighting mad years later.

Will she win?
Will they settle?

See the above stories and guess how this all will end!

Stay tuned…

additional reporting: A. Neff King