Beach Boys Set for 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour, Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s almost winter, but get ready for some surf and sun: The Beach Boys are reuniting. The founding members of the classic rock group — Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine — announced Friday they are getting back together to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They’re working on a new album […]

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Adele May Be Rolling Deep With Grammy Nominations

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY She likely won’t get “21,” but Adele is poised to take the biggest bulk of nods when the Grammy nominations are announced Wednesday night. The British singer-songwriter has had a great year, thanks to her sophomore album, “21.” The mournful album about a failed relationship is the year’s best-selling disc with […]

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Mathew Knowles is Back With New Girl Group

By Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press NEW YORK — Mathew Knowles says there’s a lack of girl groups in the music industry today, so it’s the right time to launch his latest project: a reality show on MTV that follows the development of the group From Above. “Breaking From Above” premieres internationally this month and in […]

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‘X Factor’ Moves into Demanding Boot Camp Stage

(Reuters) – Almost 200 acts survived their first encounters with Simon Cowell on “The X Factor“, but this week’s boot camp episodes of the TV singing contest will sort out the weak from the strong. “X Factor” creative director Brian Friedman said the aspiring singers went through several days of tough vocal, dance, performance and […]

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Doctors: TV Reporter Suffered Migraine Not Stroke

LOS ANGELES – A TV reporter who lapsed into gibberish during a live shot outside the Grammys suffered a migraine, her doctors said Thursday. KCBS-TV reporter Serene Branson was doing a stand-up Sunday outside the Staples Center where the award show was held when her speech became incoherent. The station quickly cut away, and she […]

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Reporter Slurs During Grammys Report, CBS Denies Stroke

What began as a routine post-Grammy Awards wrap up has turned Los Angeles news reporter Serene Branson into a viral video sensation. Clips of the KCBS veteran slurring her speech during a live report have popped up all over YouTube under titles like “Grammy Reporter Forgets English” and “Hilarious CBS-LA Reporter Serene Branson.” But her […]

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Grammy Ratings Sing a Winning Tune for CBS

NEW YORK — The Grammys hit a high note in the ratings Sunday night, drawing the show’s biggest TV audience in a decade. Preliminary Nielsen figures Monday show the CBS broadcast attracted 26.6 million viewers, improving on year’s robust audience by 680,000 viewers. “The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards” was also up by 3 percent in […]

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Eminem Looks to Win Elusive Album of Year Grammy

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY LOS ANGELES — With his 10 nominations, Eminem has the potential to sweep Sunday night’s Grammy Awards – as well as win that elusive album of the year trophy, a category for which he’s had three nominations but never a win. His favored “Recovery” was 2010’s best-selling album of the year […]

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