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31Jan
2013
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Whitney Houston Special “A Death In The Family” To Air Grammy Weekend

Whitney Houston File Photo

Can it really be almost a year since we lost Whitney Houston? The Grammys still went on the next day after losing the music legend, but a new special entitled "The Show Will Go On: A Death In The Family" will show what changes and tributes were made due to Houston's passing.

The show will air on Saturday night Feb. 9th and will be an hour tribute to the songstress airing at 10 P.M.

They will be showing never before seen rehearsal footage from those performances and behind the scenes interviews with Grammy artists talking about Whitney.

The special also includes personal accounts of the day's occurrences and Whitney Houston's passing by Clive Davis, Dave Grohl, Jennifer Hudson, host LL COOL J, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, and Joe Walsh.

For more info on the special, click on the continue reading button...

9Jan
2013
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Rihanna, The Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons & Taylor Swift Set To Perform On 55th Annual Grammy Awards!!!

Rihanna Photo: Jeremiah Freed

Rihanna, The Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons, and Taylor Swift are all set to perform on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10th.

LL Cool J will be returning to host "the biggest night in music".

Fun. and Mumford & Sons both have 6 nominations apiece.

FUN. are up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "We Are Young" (Featuring Janelle Monáe); Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Some Nights; and Best New Artist. Mumford & Sons are nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Americana Album for Babel; Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "I Will Wait"; Best Song Written For Visual Media for "Learn Me Right" (From Brave); and Best Long Form Music Video for Big Easy Express.

The Black Keys Promo Photo

Two-time GRAMMY winners The Black Keys have five nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for El Camino; and Record Of The Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (along with Brian Burton) for "Lonely Boy." (Additionally, group member Dan Auerbach is nominated for Producer Of The Year Non Classical.)

Five-time GRAMMY winner Rihanna and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift each have three nominations. Rihanna is up for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Where Have You Been," Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Featuring Jay-Z) for "Talk That Talk," and Best Short Form Music Video (Featuring Calvin Harris) for "We Found Love." Swift is nominated in Record Of The Year for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (with The Civil Wars) and Best Song Written For Visual Media (along with T Bone Burnett and the Civil Wars) for "Safe & Sound" (from The Hunger Games).

AEG is yet again producing the event from The Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon and we will pass on the info here as soon as we get it.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Rihanna has 5 Grammy's. Taylor Swift has 6. Says a lot.

27Aug
2012
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Two & A Half Men Add Miley Cyrus To Cast….


Miley Cyrus and her new hair-do are joining the cast of "Two & A Half Men" when the show returns this Fall.

Miley will play the love interest of Jake (Remember him? The half man of the show so to speak who was non-existent last year.) for at least 2 episodes.

We sure Angus T. Jones who plays Jake is excited. We are sure Ashton Kutcher will be happy too, as his real life girlfriend Mila Kunas will be on the show as well.

Will U be watching?

Do U still watch the show since Charlie Sheen left?-DocFB

22Aug
2012
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A Year Before Arsenio Is Set To Return, The Late Night Wars Heat Up!


Arsenio Hall is a year away from his late night return. Jimmy Kimmel was fine with his time slot of 12:00 A.M, a half hour before Leno and Letterman battle it out, where Leno has remained supreme after the Conan debacle. Starting in January 2013, Kimmell will be moving to 11:35 P.M. where he will go head to head and chin with Jay Leno and David Letterman.

ABC is also trying to set up Jimmy Kimmel to host the Academy Awards after the Oscar's were wanting to get Jimmy Fallon to host the show. ABC actually got involved knowing what was at stake with Arsenio returning and Fallon eventually taking over "The Tonight Show" in a few years.

Leno has had attention on him this week for 20 people from his staff being forced to let go. If you believe Howard Stern however, Leno was trying to get rid of them and not look like the bad guy.

Leno and Kimmell have had a less than friendly rivalry. When Kimmel was entering the late night fray about 10 years ago, he said he got a call from Jay wishing him luck but "not understanding why they need another late night show." When Jay was set to leave "The Tonight Show" and be replaced by Conan, ABC let Kimmel know they were set to offer Jay the 11:35 time slot and move Kimmel back to 12:35. During a writers strike, Jay appeared on Kimmel and said "I'm just wondering if your desk looks better where it is or over there." confirming the talks ABC had with Jay.

When Jay moved to 10 P.M. for the ill-fated "The Jay Leno Show" Conan O'Brien did not understand his time would be limited as host of "The Tonight Show" unless he got kick-ass ratings. He didn't and NBC's "in case of emergency" landing of Jay at 10 p.m. instead of losing him to ABC worked. They cancelled Jay and gave Conan an ultimatum that forced him out of "The Tonight Show" and put Jay in. Letterman and Kimmell, who thought they were done with Jay came up with nightly Leno jokes until Oprah got involved.

Now with Arsenio Hall set to return to the late night wars of September 2013, and a surprising 85% of the nation already picking up the show in syndication, ABC felt it was the right time to move Kimmell into direct battle with Leno and Letterman. Kimmel is the only late night host where ratings have been up.

ABC knows Leno and Letterman are getting up there in age, and soon in a few years, it will be "The Arsenio Hall Show" versus "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" versus "The Jimmy Kimmel Show" in the battle for late night. It would be safe to see Conan taking over for Letterman when Letterman steps down at CBS as well.

There is no doubt in my mind that Arsenio will succeed. The person who may suffer in this is the person who has had the best guests, musical and otherwise on his show the past few years which is Jimmy Fallon. Fallon's fan base and mixture to guests rivals those of Arsenio back in his 90's heyday.

There are way too many late night show's who seem to have the same guests on during the week. Let's make no mistake about it; the reason for Kimmell moving to 11:35 is because of Arsenio's return and to get that audience used to tuning in at that time instead of midnight.

Expect a booking war for guests with Arsenio, Leno, and Kimmel all being in Los Angeles, which will benefit Fallon and Letterman.

Let the late night wars begin! Who will U be watching?-DocFB

1Feb
2012
1

Katy Perry To Perform On Grammys; 1st Appearance Since Divorce!

Katy Perry. Photo: Esquire Magazine UK
Katy Perry. Photo: Esquire Magazine UK

Katy Perry. Photo: Esquire Magazine UK

She was not ready to appear on the People's Choice Awards last month, but when the Grammys come calling, Katy Perry knows better to not turn them down.

Katy Perry was announced by the Grammy's this morning as a performer at the Award show airing on Feb. 12th on CBS.

The Grammy's also announced that Dierks Bentley, Drake, Miranda Lambert, and Gwyneth Paltrow will be presenting at the show.

Katy is up for two awards: Record of the year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Firework."

She joins Adele, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton, Coldplay with Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift as performers for "music's biggest night" next Sunday.

The show will be hosted by LL Cool J, will be licking his lips 2 times every 10 seconds while talking and perhaps 5 times while introducing Katy.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Looks like a good line-up....so far.....

3Nov
2011
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3 More Performers Join Lady Gaga For Grammy Special

grammy


Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco, and Sugarland will join Lady Gaga performing on The Grammy Nominations special on November 30th.

Ludacris, a 3 time Grammy winner, will join Grammy winner Lupe Fiasco, and Grammy winning dup Sugarland as they have been added to the list of performers for the Grammy Nomination special which airs live on CBS November 30th.

They join Lady Gaga and Jason Aldean, who were announced last week.

LL Cool J will be hosting the special again this year.

There will be even more performers announced and special guest presenters as well.

This is the 4th year the nominations have been announced like this.

The Grammys will air live on Feb. 12th, 2012.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Should the announcement special have its own special?

25Oct
2011
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Lady Gaga To Perform On Grammy Nomination Special

Lady Gaga Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com
Lady Gaga Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Lady Gaga Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Lady Gaga was announced as a performer on the Grammy Nomination Special that will air on Wednesday, November 30th on CBS.

Along with Lady Extravaganza and Jason Aldean are the first two to be announced for the special.

We have a feeling that Gaga will perform "Marry The Night" her latest song and she has filmed an upcoming video, which the photo above is from her shooting the video in L.A. She also filmed more portions of the video in New Jersey earlier this month.

Well, we will be watching the Grammy special now to see Gaga's performance for sure.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Expect Gaga To Get A Buttload Of Grammy Nominations