2012 GRAMMY NODS!
Jay Z, fun., FrankOcean, Mumford & Sons and Kanye West lead the Grammy class of 2013 with six nominations each, but it was fun. that accomplished, in the words of The Los Angeles Times, "a rare Grammy nomination grand slam," scoring nominations in all four general Grammy categories -- Album, Record and Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist.
Jay Z, fun., FrankOcean, Mumford & Sons and Kanye West lead the Grammy class of 2013 with six nominations each, but it was fun. that accomplished, in the words of The Los Angeles Times, "a rare Grammy nomination grand slam," scoring nominations in all four general Grammy categories -- Album, Record and Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist. The Black Keys scored five nominations as a band, but if you add the solo nomination by Black Key Dan Auerbach, the band also hit the six-nomination plateau. Record Of The Year nominees are"Lonely Boy," The Black Keys (Nonesuch); "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson (19/RCA); "We Are Young," fun. f/Janelle Monáe (Fueled By Ramen); Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye f/Kimbra (Universal Republic); "Thinkin' About You," Frank Ocean (Def Jam); "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,"Taylor Swift (Big Machine).
Album of the Yearnominees areEl Camino, The Black Keys (Nonesuch); Some Nights, fun. (Fueled By Ramen); Babel, Mumford & Sons (Glassnote); Channel Orange, FrankOcean (Def Jam); Blunderbuss, Jack White (Third Man/Columbia). The Song Of The Year Grammy is awarded to the songwriter -- the nominees are "The A Team," Ed Sheeran, artist and songwriter (Elektra); "Adorn," Miguel Pimentel, artist and songwriter (RCA/Bystorm Entertainment); "Call Me Maybe," Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen and Josh Ramsay, songwriters (604/Schoolboy/Interscope); "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (19/RCA);"We Are Young," Jack Antonoff,Jeff Bhasker,Andrew Dost &Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fueled By Ramen).
Best New Artistnominees are Alabama Shakes, fun., Hunter Hayes, The Lumineers and FrankOcean. A complete list of every nominee in 81 Grammy categories is now posted at grammy.com. The winners will be revealed at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday Feb. 10, 2013 on CBS.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
JENNIFER ANISTON: A Little "Friend" on the Way?
In Touch Weekly is reporting that Jennifer Aniston will soon be adding a little "Friend" to her family -- a baby she's expecting with fiance Justin Theroux.
Amazon is testing out a food delivery program in Seattle, pairing up with some of the city's best restaurants to deliver everything from lobster bisque to fancy donuts to ready-to-cook chicken sandwiches -- right to your doorstep
Bubble Gum Icon ________ Being Retired After 59 Years! (Bazooka Joe
Citibank plans to cut 11,000 jobs. Right before the holidays.
SCHOOL DAZE: Cheating in School Actually Declining
According to a new survey, the number of high school students who admitted to cheating, lying or stealing dropped in 2012 for the first time in a decade
CNN's Anderson Cooper wastemporarily blinded this week after suffering a sunburn on his eye.
The world’s tallest woman, seven foot eight Yao Defen of China, has passed away.
HUH? Pringles Holiday Flavors: Potato chips in Pumpkin Spice, White Chocolate Peppermint and Cinnamon and Sugar.
THE POINTY-TOED PUMP IS BACK
Pointy pumps are back … with a vengeance. The classic heel goes in and out of fashion, but always looks great and is always uncomfortable. The return of the pointy pumps means toe-crunching, hobbling and blisters – oh my! BUT, they look fab with any holiday outfit, and you know it.
Boyfriends think we’re hard to shop for, but trying to choose a gift for your man can be excruciating.
Here are a couple of gift ideas for your guy that will love:
Think outside the booze box – If your man loves liquor, don’t just get him a bottle of hooch. Check out things like scotch tastings or a DIY beer kit for more fun.
Fashion splurge – Most guys don’t spend a lot of extra cash on their clothes so spoil him with a cashmere sweater or an expensive cologne.
Kidnap him – Sometimes it’s better not to ask him what he wants. Just tell him to pack a bag and be ready by a certain time and you do the rest!
We all know LOL and TTYL, but what about the racier stuff.
Here is a quick guide to sexting slang, so you don’t get caught in a sexy text conversation with your pants down ... so to speak.
IWSN: I Want SOME Now
K4Y: Kiss For You
LMIRL: Let's Meet In Real Life
MOOS: Member Of The Opposite Sex
MOSS: Member(s) Of The Same Sex
TDTM: Talk Dirty To Me
FOOD FUN: Special Cheese Made From Human Noses, Feet and Armpits
A college professor has made a cheese with bacteria from the human body, including the nose, hands, feet and armpits.
Because many of the stinkiest cheeses have bacteria that are closely related to those that give feet and armpits their odor, Christina Agapakis, as part of a study with the University of Edinburgh and Stanford University, started with those bacteria and worked forward from there. (TheFrisky.com)
BILLIONAIRE MAY PAY $800 MILLION TO WIFE AFTER NOT SIGNING A PRENUP
Billionaire Stewart Rahr may regret not signing a prenup, as he could be on the hook for an $800 million payment to his wife, who’s filing for divorce after 43 years of marriage.
Getting half of his $1.6 billion fortune would be New York’s biggest divorce payouts of all-time.
To be fair, the wife doesn’t seem to be a gold-digger, as she married Stewart before he had any money.
Still … $800 million is a big chunk of money that she didn’t actually earn herself.
DIET & EXERCISE: Weird Celebrity Diet Tricks
Being a celebrity might be glamorous, but looking perfect all the time can have some drawbacks. Maintaining a super slim physique isn't easy, and some of the diets and tricks A-listers use to stay skinny can be weird and potentially unhealthy. Here are some strange tricks celebs have confessed to trying:
Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) – Lollipop Diet:To maintain her amazing body, Kat sucks on sugar-free lollipops made with African mango extract – which supposedly suppresses hunger.
Megan Fox – Vinegar Diet: Before every meal Megan takes a shot of vinegar. She says it "cleans out your system entirely."
Snooki – Cookie Diet: Before you get too excited, these aren't real cookies. Dr. Siegel's cookie diet involves only one meal a day and 6 cookies made of milk protein and beef. Yum.
Christina Aguilera– Color Diet: Every day Christina eats foods from just one color, starting with white, then followed by red, green, orange, purple, and yellow.
Nicole Kidman – Hard Boiled Egg Diet: To get super skinny for Cold Mountain, Nicole had 1 hard boiled egg for breakfast, 1 for lunch and 2 for dinner. That's it!
Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon – The Baby Food Diet: These actresses eat lots of pureed fruits and vegetables to stay slim and detoxify.
Madonna – The Air Diet: Apparently when Madge wants to shed the pounds she eats nothing but water and salt soup.
Dumbest Teen Criminal of 2012 Award Winner
It's going to be hard for anyone to beat out 19-year-old Hannah Sabata of Stromsburg, Nebraska, as the dumbest teen criminal of 2012. Young Hannah not only robbed a bank, she then bragged about it while showing the stolen loot in a homemade YouTube music video. No kidding! In the video entitled, "Chick Bank Robber," Sabata holds up fists full of stolen cash and tells viewers she has stolen a Pontiac Grand Am and more than $6,000 when she robbed a bank. She also calls it the "best day of her life."
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