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congratulations beyonce for breaking the grammy record!
First a story about Em being a sweetheart :D
Eminem Told Drake 'Don't Get Nervous' About Grammy Performance
'He gave me that reassurance,' Drake says of Eminem's pre-show pep talk.
"I think it's a great night for hip-hop," Drake said at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 31). "Just that medium being acknowledged at all."
The 23-year-old Canadian, himself acknowledged with two nominations, also had a great night — he got to close the show with the first-ever live performance of "Forever," joining Lil Wayne and Eminem on the Grammy stage. And while Drake is certainly used to rocking stages with his Young Money boss Weezy, he got some surprising encouragement from Slim Shady during rehearsals.
"Em gave me probably one of the best speeches ... not really a speech, but ... he gave me that reassurance," Drake said on the red carpet. "He was like, 'Man, anytime you need to look over at me, don't get nervous. Just look over at me, man, and I'll give it back to you. Everything will be all right. Don't be nervous.' For him to say that to me — I feel like that was an important moment. It was nice."
One glaring omission from "Forever," though, was the appearance of Kanye West. The Louis Vuitton Don is apparently back in the lab.
"I think 'Ye's in a good creative space right now," Drizzy said of his absence. "I think he's trying to create that next album the world needs. I know he's working very hard somewhere."
During the medley, Lil Wayne and Eminem also performed "Drop the World" from Wayne's Rebirth album, in stores Tuesday.
And pics from Eminem behind the scenes of the grammies and performing
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Lady Gaga didn't lose her over-the-top fashion sense at Sunday's Grammys.
Keeping a stern face, the 23-year-old singer walked the red carpet in a silk orb-like Giorgio Armani Prive dress.
"We hear Lady Gaga’s music everywhere we go," Armani said in a statement to UsMagazine.com. "It is like a soundtrack of our times. In addition to her formidable songwriting skills, she is a modern fashion phenomenon. I am delighted to be creating these outfits on such an important night for her, the Grammys, and I wish her the best of luck."
Gaga was thrilled with the look.
"I am honored to be wearing Armani this evening," she said in a statement to Us. "The series of pieces Mr. Armani created for me are truly iconic; they represent not only beautiful fashion, but my spirit and essence as an artist. Mr. Armani is a fashion legend, and tonight would not have been the same without his touch, and his wonderful team."
Her outfit left everyone speechless.
"I thought, Is that Lady Gaga or is it somebody who wants us to think they're Lady Gaga?" remarked E!'s Ryan Seacrest.
E!'s Giuliana Rancic wasn't impressed. "First of all, I was going to wear that dress!" she joked. "That would've been a fashion disaster!" After hearing that Lady Gaga could make some best dressed lists, Rancic sighed, "Come on, really?!"
Joked Stephen Colbert: "I know her second outfit. They're just gonna spray her down with glue and run her through a Build-a-Bear workshop!"
Lady Gaga, up for five nominations, already swept two categories, winning the dance recording prize for "Poker Face" and electronic/dance album prize for The Fame. She is also nominated for album, song and record of the year.
Hey Giuliana, you better lock your doors 'cause...
Monday, February 1
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Ne-Yo
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: They Might Be Giants w/ John Hodgeman (r)
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Trash Talk
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Katharine McPhee (r)
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: John Mayer Trio (r)
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: New Kids on the Block
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Doves (r)
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Rihanna
Tuesday, February 2
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Ben Harper & Relentless7
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Switchfoot
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Alberta Cross
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Neko Case (r)
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Motion City Soundtrack
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Crocodiles (r)
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Lady Antebellum
SYNDICATION: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: LL Cool J
Wednesday, February 3
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Nneka
SUNDANCE: Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...: Elvis Costello, Bono & The Edge (r)
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Incubus
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Metric (r)
SYNDICATION: The Oprah Winfrey Show: Fantasia
Thursday, February 4
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Bravery
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Robin Thicke with Nicki Minaj
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Kate Voegele
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Hot Chip
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Raveonettes (r)
Friday, February 5
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Barry Manilow
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: The Swell Season
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Jill Scott
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Shadows Fall
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Lisa Hannigan (r)
SYNDICATION: Live With Regis and Kelly: Robin Thicke
Saturday, February 6
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Them Crooked Vultures
PBS: Austin City Limits: Madeleine Peyroux, Esperanza Spalding
VH1: Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America: Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson,Snoop Dogg, Aretha Franklin
Sunday, February 7
Matthew Fox thinks he’s a “rougher” George Clooney.
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Married for 7 years in real life, Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly play husband and wife on the big screen in their latest film, Creation. Paul recently talked to Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail about the upside of working alongside his wife:
“When people are trying to present a marriage on screen, they tend to look at each other too much, when really, a lot of ignoring goes on. When I’m sitting watching television with my wife and I put my hand out, I don’t need to look at her, I know where her hand is, because it’s been there for the last seven years. So I think the film got that much for free."
The 38-year-old actor admits that he and Jennifer did tend to take their work home with them.
"Also, when we’d put the kids to bed and were lying in bed exhausted, Jennifer and I were able to talk about the next day’s work," Paul says, adding, "Now, I’m not saying that it’s in any way abnormal for leading actors and actresses to be in bed together – but I doubt they’re talking about the next day’s work.”
Amanda Seyfried, Anna Kendrick, Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Emma Stone, Mia Wasikowska, Evan Rachel Wood: There's not a single woman of color on the cover of Vanity Fair's "Young Hollywood" issue. Two of the ladies — Kristen Stewart and Amanda Seyfried — were already on the August 2008 "Hollywood's New Wave." issue. There were two women of color — Zoe Saldana, America Ferrara — on the cover of 2008's "Hollywood Issue," but apparently the next decade is not about diversity.
VF's "Young Hollywood" is much like the golden age of Hollywood: There was a fetishization of the lithe, gorgeous, virginal ingenue, whose virtues and ambitions were pure, and therefore desirable. You either wanted to be her or sleep with her. She was the photographed wearing white, and her "All-American" good looks meant that she was a WASP or a fresh-faced farmgirl. Certainly not black, definitely not fat, and never both. Looking at the March 2010 issue, has anything changed? Even Evgenia Peretz's descriptions of the actresses — "Ivory-soap-girl features," "patrician looks" "dewy, wide-eyed loveliness" — reinforce the idea that a successful actress is a pretty, aristocratic-looking (read: white) actress.
It's hard to say if fault lies with the editors of the magazine, or with Hollywood itself — trying to come up with some projects employing new, young Asian, black or Latin actors and actresses is a tough exercise. The few names which come to mind — Jaden Smith (The Pursuit Of Happiness, The Kung-Fu Kid), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Julian Schnabel's Miral, Woody Allen's next film), Gianna Jun (Blood: The Last Vampire, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan) — are up-and-comers with just a few roles under their belts. The Hurt Locker's Anthony Mackie recently did a Q&A with VF.
Gabourey Sidibe — cover girl for the March issue of Ebony — is an obvious choice, though she admits in the accompanying interview:
"I don't try to live up to the standards of Hollywood or any of that – I know that I'm different and I celebrate it. In a weird way, I kind of really, really love being the alien in the room. I dig it."
And it's good that Gabby doesn't care about living up to Hollywood standards. Because judging from the VF cover, the "Hollywood" standards need to change.
Some fans are saying CBS censors were overeager with the bleep button during Drake's performance of "Forever" with Lil Wayne and Eminem at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, but a CBS spokesperson defended the audio edits on Monday (February 1).
The sound was dropped out a number of times during the collective's performance, which drew the ire of fans watching at home. On Twitter and Facebook, viewers posted about their confusion, thinking technical difficulties were to blame. The issue continued as blogs and Web sites, most notably New York magazine, questioned the censorship.
A spokesman for CBS, however, said the rappers were free to perform within a certain parameter that each entertainer had to abide by. CBS' Chris Ender praised the MCs' showmanship but said the explicit material made it difficult to broadcast without some
"It was a rousing musical performance, but words were edited from the live telecast that didn't meet our broadcast standards," Ender explained, according to The Associated Press. "We have great respect for artists' creative freedom, but there are certain things you can't say, or sing, on television."
According to a number of reports, the "Forever" performance was more
The 2010 Grammy Awards may be over, but MTV News will have much, much more from the show, including reports on your favorite nominees, party photos, behind-the-scenes video and much more from the big show!
It's not exactly a loss for Jesse James—and it's not what you'd call a massive win for his porn-star ex-wife, Janine Lindemulder, either.
At a hearing today in the contentious custody battle between Sandra Bullock's current hubby and his former missus, a judge ordered that Lindemulder be allowed to make daily phone calls to her 6-year-old daughter, Sunny, who currently resides full-time with the famous couple.
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It was first announced almost two years ago that Steven Spielberg would be developing a new live-action adaptation of the beloved manga GHOST IN THE SHELL.
Since then we've heard bits and pieces regarding the project, but they still haven't really progressed past the development stage on it. We also learned last October that Shutter Island writer (and Avatar executive producer) Laeta Kalogridis would be writing the script for Spielberg. While out promoting the release of Shutter Island, both MoviesOnline and Screen Rant (via Anime News Network) caught up with Kalogridis and asked her about the latest on the adaptation.