Madonna's halftime performance may have left some viewers cold, but Jimmy Fallon kicked off his late-night show with a rocking number set to Adele's "Rolling in the Deep."
Accompanied by Butler University cheerleaders and students, the mayor of Indianapolis , and Colts cheerleaders, Fallon urged viewers not to go to sleep and that the party had only just begun. "Time to start the show, Late Night in Indy ... Let's go, Let's go," he sang. The performance ended with the Roots rapping live on stage where the show was just getting started.
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Things are about to get awfully busy on TV, as the February sweeps kick into gear tonight, meaning an end to the midwinter repeats for several weeks and blockbuster events over the next few weekends, starting with Sunday's Super Bowl on NBC, and continuing with the Grammys on CBS and the Oscars on ABC — just a guess, but these aren't listed merely sequentially but also in terms of audience buzz. (Adele joining the Grammy live-performance lineup makes that show instantly more interesting than anything that's likely to happen with this year's underpowered Oscars lineup.)
LL Cool J
LL Cool J will serve as host of this year's Grammy Awards, ending several years of a no-host format, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday.
Kanye West led the field with seven Grammy nominations, including Song of the Year and Best Rap Performance, as the Recording Academy announced the nominees with a live, music-filled special Wednesday night. NCIS: Los Angeles star (and Grammy winner) LL Cool J hosted the celebration for a fourth time.
Female vocalists dominated at the 2011 American Music Awards, as Taylor Swift, yet again, was the top winner of the evening, picking up three awards — Favorite Country Female Artist, Country Album and Artist of the Year. "This is crazy," Swift excitedly told the crowd Sunday night.
Adele received two statues, for Favorite Female Pop/Rock Music Artist and Pop/Rock Music Album. Nicki Minaj took home both Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Rap/Hip-Hop Album. "There's so much love in this room," Minaj exclaimed after winning her...
Keith Urban will undergo throat surgery to remove a polyp on his vocal chords, it was announced on his website.
"The surgery, an out-patient procedure, while minor, will require complete voice rest followed by an undetermined period of recuperation that will require the postponement of the 'All For The Hall' benefit concert," the statement reads. Urban was set to host the Nashville benefit concert on Jan. 18. He'll honor his commitments leading up to the surgery, the statement adds, and "all other appearances will be rescheduled in the new year."
Adele has canceled the remainder of her tour dates and appearances for 2011 due to impending throat surgery, the singer announced on her website.
"[Adele] is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat and a full recovery is expected," the statement read. "As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments."
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Watch out, New Directions: Jesse St. James is back!
Jonathan Groff will be returning to Glee as the former Vocal Adrenaline rival and one-time New Directions co-coach. This time, however, he'll go back to being the competition. At Wednesday's celebration for the 300th musical number — a soulful, booty-shakin' mashup of Adele's "Rumor Has It" and "Someone Like You" — series boss Ryan Murphy revealed that Groff's Jesse St. James would be returning as the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline.
A note about the mashup: It looked as though the kids performing it were members of
Rosie O'Donnell, Russell Brand
Russell Brand will be the first guest on Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming OWN talk show, The Rosie Show, it was announced Thursday.
When speaking with television critics about her new show in August, O'Donnell listed the comedian, actor, author and musician among possible guests and emphasized her desire to speak with...
Rosie O'Donnell may be taking over Oprah Winfrey's Chicago studio to launch her talk show, but she's not trying to be the next Oprah.
Appearing in front of reporters Friday during OWN's fall TV preview session, O'Donnell said her appeal is very different from Oprah's. "I think the reason for my previous success is that I'm really not aspirational [like Oprah is]," she said. "I'm inspirational... in the sense that people at home so related to me that they felt they could be at the table with me and Madonna."
"I really am more the audience," she continued. "No one at home is going, 'I wish I could be Rosie O'Donnell, an overweight lesbian who yells too much."
That said, The Rosie Show, which will premiere Monday, Oct. 10 at 7/6c, will be quite different from The Oprah Winfrey Show. "My job is mostly to be entertaining and funny, which is what I'm hoping to do," she said.
Here are seven things to know about the show before its debut: