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:
Adele, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards, the network announced Thursday.
Adele, who will be making her VMA performance debut, is up for seven nominations, including Video of the Year...
Katy Perry leads the MTV Video Awards nominations this year with nine, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video.
Perry will go head to head with Adele, who's up for seven awards, in both categories. Perry's video for "Firework" and Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," will compete against Tyler the Creator's "Yonkers," Bruno Mars' "Grenade," and Beastie Boys' "Make Some Noise" for the big award of the night.
Adele, Ugly Betty
Soul singer Adele will show up in a May episode of Ugly Betty, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
She'll play herself in "In the Stars," in which Betty, Marc and Matt oversee a photo shoot for a YETI assignment that turns into an impromptu wedding.