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    HAVE LUNCH WITH “KATE” FROM LOST! Ever dreamed of having lunch with Lost’s Evangeline Lily? Well now is your chance to grab a bite with “Kate” from the hit show, and to help a good cause at the same time. The actress is auctioning off a lunch with her in three different cities, including Vancouver, Honolulu and Los Angeles. All the money raised from the auctions will go to support widows and orphans in Rwanda. Learn more at


    RAZZIE NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED! It’s awards season and movies are being honored left and right, but there are some trophies that films don’t want to win – the Razzies. The nominees for the awards, which honor the worst flicks of the year, have been announced and Land of the Lost and Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen lead the pack with seven nods a piece. Meanwhile, up for worst actress are Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Sarah Jessica Parker, Megan Fox and even Golden Globe winner Sandra Bullock. Men in the running include Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, John Travolta and the Jonas Brothers. See all the nominees at The awards will be handed out on March 6th, the day before the Oscars.


    “THE SITUATION” ON GLEE? During the GRAMMY Awards, actress Lea Michele revealed that she’d love for Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino to appear on Glee. According to Access Hollywood, she thinks The Situation’s appearance on the hit television show “would be amazing.” Lea, who plays overachiever “Rachel Berry” on the series, also revealed that she’s “seen every episode of Jersey Shore” and the cast of Glee watches the show to “talk about it the next day.”


    BRADLEY COOPER DENIES ENGAGEMENT! Even though Bradley Cooper was spotted shopping for jewelry earlier this month, the Hangover star insists he is not engaged Renée Zellweger nor is he planning on proposing anytime soon. The actor told E! News it’s a “crazy rumor” and “it’s nuts the stuff that’s made up.”


    KRISTEN BELL AND DAX ENGAGED! Kristen Bell may be looking for a soulmate in her new film, When In Rome, however, she has found love in real life! According to, long time boyfriend Dax Shepard reportedly proposed to Kristen over the holiday season. In addition, the actress was sporting what looked to be an engagement ring at Sunday’s GRAMMY Awards! Learn more at now.


    ETTA JAMES HAS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE! Etta James is not only suffering from a terrible infection, but the “At Last” singer has been battling Alzheimer’s disease for over a year. Her son, Donto James, told Reuters, “She’s been in a pretty big battle.” Because of the disease and her declining health, when Etta recovers, she will be transferred to a nursing home to help with her combative tendencies and confusion.


    MORE LOVELY LADY BUMPS! MTV has given the green light to the second season of Teen Mom! The series, which shows the hard reality of balancing a teenage life while being a mother, will return sooner than you think! Catch the premiere of Teen Mom this summer!


    INTRODUCING ANDREW JENKS! On a new series, MTV will document filmmaker Andrew Jenks as he explores the lives of complete strangers and famous faces. This summer, watch as Jenks takes a closer look into the lives of homeless teens and teens behind bars. He even gets to know the personal side of rapper Maino. Visit to learn more!

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    Kings of Leon started off the week with three GRAMMY wins for their song “Use Somebody.” Later that night, the Nashville band revealed to Vh1 Radio that they’re already working on a new album, the follow-up to their 2008 disc Only By The Night. After admitting that they’d had some celebratory drinks, frontman Calab Followill said he doesn’t expect too many collaborations on the new effort as they make him nervous. No word as to when the new music will hit stores.




    Did you enjoy Lady Gaga’s performance with Elton John that kicked off the GRAMMYs on Sunday night? Well, you’re definitely not the only one. The pop star herself took to her Twitter page to say that it was her “favorite performance” she had ever done. If you missed the amazing duet, check it out





    We may not know the complete list of artists getting together for Lionel Richie’s remake of the song “We Are The World,” but we do know one! Rob Thomas wrote on his Twitter that he will be a part of the all-star collaboration, and that it’s a “true honor.” Follow the matchbox twenty frontman at




    Leona Lewis may get all the credit for being an animal lover, but Kelly Clarkson is one too! The original American Idol took to her Twitter page to write that she “just saw the saddest humane society commercial” and that she “can't believe how cruel people are to animals.” She went on, asking fans who are considering bringing her presents at her shows to instead, donate to the humane society, a gesture she called the “best gift.” Follow Kelly at




    Spice Girl Geri Halliwell’s boyfriend was arrested for cocaine possession over the weekend in London. According to British paper The Daily Mail, Henry Beckwith, who is said to be worth upwards of 600-million dollars, was searched after being suspected for being in possession of narcotics. There have been rumors floating around that the couple are not only dating, but are actually engaged. Learn more at




    Red Hot Chili Peppers played their first show with their new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, this past weekend at the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala celebrating Neil Young. The band played the classic 1972 Young tune “A Man Needs a Maid.” Josh joined the Chili Peppers in early January after John Frusciante announced in December he was leaving the group. Josh is 31 years old and has toured with the likes of Beck and Gnarls Barkley before getting the new gig. Learn more at

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    Check out Craig and Kate's interview with Natalie & Kendra on Oxygen's Bad Girls' Club.

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    Sweden has their own Lady GaGa...but wierder!!!




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    Here is goalie Ryan Miller's goaltending mask he'll be wearing at the Vancouver Olympics.

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    ITUNES SALES GIVE THREE-MILLION TO HAITI! According to, the Hope For Haiti Now album has reportedly raised over three-million dollars in sales on iTunes. Jay-Z’s charity single alone, titled “Stranded” and featuring Bono, The Edge and Rihanna, received 131-thousand downloads! The money will directly benefit the relief efforts in Haiti.


    JOE DIRT IS BACK! David Spade’s 2001 film Joe Dirt didn’t do very well at the box office, but apparently, the former SNL star will still try to make it into an animated series for TBS. According to, it’s one of three animated shows the network is developing, with the other two titled Neighbors From Hell and Good and Evel.


    GATES DONATES BILLIONS! Bill and Melinda Gates have announced that they plan on donating ten-billion dollars to a ten-year program that helps to provide vaccines for AIDS, tuberculosis, rota virus and pneumonia to countries in need across the globe. CNN reports the Gates’ announced the news at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, saying that they expect the aid to decrease the amount of deaths in the next decade dramatically.


    NICOLE RICHIE DENIES EATING DISORDER! In the March edition of Marie Claire, Nicole Richie denies ever having an eating disorder. The 28-year-old says, “I felt it was a little unfair to say someone has an eating disorder when they don’t. It’s extremely insulting and irresponsible.” Learn more at


    JWOWW READY FOR PLAYBOY! Jersey Shore star Jenni “J Woww” Farley will keep the boys saying “wow” when she takes her blonde extensions to Playboy! According to, the reality star says she wants a “celebrity centerfold and cover” and surprisingly revealed “it’s already in the works.”


    BRYAN BATT OUT OF MAD MEN! Bryan Batt, who played “Salvatore Romano” on Mad Men, will not be returning to the show for the upcoming season. Last season, Batt’s character was outed as a gay man and fired from the Sterling Cooper Ad Agency and for that, he’s not coming back. Show creator Matthew Weiner told TV Guide that while he loved working with Brian, “It was an expression of the times that he couldn’t work there anymore. It’s the ultimate case of sexual harassment.” Read more at

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    The Dave Matthews Band is putting together a new EP titled The Haiti Relief Project. It features five previously unreleased live tracks and is available now for only five-dollars at All proceeds from the sale of the EP, as well money from purchases of a limited-edition t-shirt with the album’s cover art on it, will go toward supporting the band’s Bama Works Haiti Relief Fund charity. The EP includes the songs “Butterfly,” “Cry Freedom,” “Out of My Hands,” “Lying in the Hands of God” and “Dive In.” Get it now at




    P!nk gave her thoughts on one of the biggest songs of 2009 to Rolling Stone magazine. She spoke about Lady Gaga’s hit “Poker Face,” saying it “has the Rihanna ‘Umbrella’ effect. It stays in your head, sometimes annoyingly.” See what else the pop star has to say at




    Danny O’Donoghue, the frontman of The Script, is doing his part to help raise money for the people of Haiti. The singer has put the leather jacket that he wore in the video for their hit song “Breakeven” up for auction on eBay. All funds raised will be given straight to charity, and the item comes with a signed letter of authenticity, written by Danny himself. Head to eBay to check it out.







    Did you miss John Mayer’s Storytellers on Vh1 last week? Well don’t worry if you did, because the entire show is available to be watched now at Head there to see the singer-songwriter playing all his hits and discussing exactly what they mean to him.




    Eddie Vedder has released a Bruce Springsteen cover to raise money for charity. At, you can now download the Pearl Jam singer’s live version of “My City Of Ruins,” which he performed at the Kennedy Center Honors last year. Proceeds from sales of the track will go towards the Artists for Peace and Justice Haiti Relief charities.




    According to, Beyonce Knowles will appear as a spokesperson for VIZIO TVs in a new Super Bowl commercial. While the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts battle it out on the field, viewers can expect to see Bey’s ad to run during the fourth quarter of the game. Be sure to watch the Super Bowl XLIV on February 7th on CBS.


    · Beyonce stated, “It’s an honor for me to know that I’m going to be a part of the great commercials in 2010. It’s a little bit of pressure because they have genius commercials, so we have to make sure our commercial is really cool because all the guys will be watching.”







    Jason Castro was in New York City recently to perform, and the former American Idol contestant got a sterling review of his concert by the New York Times, especially his cover of the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah,” which closed out his set. Read more about the Texas-native at




    Paramore are heading out on a headlining tour! The trek will kick off April 26th in Knoxville, Tennessee and run through May 16th in Las Vegas, with a highlight being when they headline the Bamboozle Festival on May 1st in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The tour is in support of the band’s third album, brand new eyes, which was just certified Gold by the RIAA. See if the rockers are coming to a town near you by checking out all the dates and locations at




    Amy Winehouse has supposedly been working with many hip-hop artists, including Nas, on the follow-up album to her extremely successful record Back To Black. But who is the latest rapper to have their name thrown into the mix? Well according to British paper The Sun, it’s none other than California MC Snoop Dogg. No word on when we can expect to hear the material.




    Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump has announced that he’s working on a solo album. The singer posted a video on his Web site in which he revealed he’s writing, producing and performing everything himself on the new disc. Check out to see the video of Stump playing a number of instruments and jamming out.


    · EXTRA! Patrick just joined the Twitter universe. Follow him at

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    SIMON AND ELLEN ARE AT ODDS! There have been reports about American Idol judges Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres not having the best relationship, and is saying that the situation has escalated. A source told the Web site that “there’s two camps on the show this season…It seems as if Ellen has decided to try to take control since Simon is on his way out and that’s created problems.” Learn more at


    WRESTLERS ARRESTED! Two wrestlers were arrested this week after they allegedly got drunk and violent. TMZ reports that WWE stars Greg “Hurricane” Helms and Chris Jericho were nabbed in Kentucky after an early morning cab ride during which they lost their cool. Helms reportedly struck three people in the taxi, including Jericho, but no one has pressed charges so Greg wasn’t arrested for the alleged assault. However, Helms and Jericho were arrested for being drunk in public. The passengers who were hit are still considering pressing charges.


    J.D. SALINGER DIES. Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 91. The New York Times reports that the acclaimed writer died of natural causes at his New Hampshire home.


    ZELLWEGER’S CAR HIT! TMZ reports that yesterday morning in California, Renee Zellweger opened the door to get into her Prius and an elderly woman in a BMW side-swiped the car, striking the door and nearly taking the actress out. Thankfully, Renee was unscathed but her car suffered some damage. To see photos of Renee’s Toyota, head to


    PAULY D: A $25,000 DJ! According to TMZ, Pauly D from MTV’s Jersey Shore is looking to make big bucks by DJ’ing various parties. Club promoters have reportedly paid the reality star ten to 25-thousand dollars per gig! This is a huge step up for a man who was previously making one-thousand bucks a night in Providence, Rhode Island.


    ASHLEY JUDD TO WRITE BOOK! Ashley Judd is going to write her autobiography. According to, the actress dealt with depression while growing up because her mother, country singer Naomi Judd, was on tour so much. Ashley spoke about deciding to write the book, saying, “By sharing my own story along with those of the beautiful and resilient people I’ve met in the most desperate places, I want to show how the change we seek in the world must start within us.” Learn more at


    MICHAEL DOUGLAS’ SON ADMITS DRUG DEALING! reports the eldest son of Michael Douglas, Cameron, has pled guilty to drug dealing and heroin possession. He confessed to a judge that he began supplying crystal meth on a regular basis in 2006 and knows what he did was wrong. Cameron entered a plea agreement to reduce his chances of serving ten years in state prison. Details surrounding the deal were not disclosed. His sentencing date is on April 27th.

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    Earlier this month, Lady Gaga had to cancel her show at Purdue University because she got sick. But the pop star was back in West Lafayette, Indiana on Tuesday night to make it up to all the students. Head to right now to see video of Gaga apologizing for letting down her fans.







    Katy Perry was a guest judge on this past week’s American Idol, and it seems that the singer really enjoyed herself. So much so that she told MTV that she would give up her career as a singer to be a part of it. Perry said that if she was offered a permanent position, she would “ditch” being a pop star. Perry called being on the hit show “fun” and “easy.”




    According to RCA Records, Christina Aguilera’s fourth studio album, tentatively titled Bionic, has officially been pushed back. The project was initially scheduled to hit shelves in early March but fans will have to wait an additional month for the set, which is now due out sometime in April. Fortunately, the singer’s lead single, “Glam,” is expected to hit airwaves in the coming weeks, with a video to follow.




    Jakob Dylan has just announced via press release that he will be releasing his second solo album. It’s titled Women and Country and will hit shelves on April 6th. The record is set to have 11 tracks and will be produced by GRAMMY and Golden Globe Award-winning producer T-Bone Burnett, who also produced Dylan’s group the Wallflower’s 1996 hit album Bringing Down The Horse. Get all the details at


    Carrie Underwood Chosen to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl


    Carrie Underwood has been chosen to sing the National Anthem prior to Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on February 7th. The performance will be televised live by CBS Sports. In addition, Queen Latifah will sing “America the Beautiful.” Carrie is the fifth country artist to sing prior to a Super Bowl game, following the Dixie Chicks (2003), Faith Hill (2000), Garth Brooks (1993) and Charley Pride (1974).

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    AVATAR IS THE TOP-GROSSING FLICK! Avatar has become the highest-grossing movie of all time. reports that the film has earned 1.859 billion dollars worldwide in just 39 days, enough to take the title away from Titanic. In fact, not only is the film also expected to break Titanic’s domestic revenue record in the coming weeks, but it might even break the two-billion dollar worldwide profit mark too.


    HEROES STAR BUSTED FOR DUI! After driving reckless on a Los Angeles freeway, Heroes star Adrian Pasdar was arrested on DUI charges on Wednesday morning. TMZ reports the 44-year-old, who plays “Senator Nathan Petrelli” on the NBC series, was clocked doing over 90 mph and failed to stay in his lane. He refused to take a breathalyzer and was put behind bars. Pasdar’s bail was set at 15-thousand dollars.


    SUTHERLAND SCAMMED! Kiefer Sutherland got scammed out of 869-thousand dollars. The Associated Press reports that the 24 star was one of many victims to pay a con artist to buy steers in Mexico and sell them for a profit in the U-S. That man, Michael Wayne Carr, never even bought the cows and is now charged with 12 felonies including grand theft and forgery. If convicted, he’ll face 18 years in prison.


    NBC PICKS UP CONAN’S SHOW! It seems as though NBC doesn’t have any bad blood with Conan O’Brien, even though they recently fired him from his job as host of The Tonight Show. The network has just picked up a pilot called Justice, made by Conan’s production company, Conaco. According to, the series follows a Supreme Court justice who quits so he can start his own legal practice. Conan and his company were reportedly shocked when they heard that the show was picked up.


    TILDA SWINTON WILL PLAY CONAN! In Conan O’Brien’s final monologue as host of The Tonight Show, he made a joke about Tilda Swinton playing him if a movie was to be made about his life. Well apparently, the actress is more than happy to do just that! In an interview with, Swinton joked that she “would just be only too happy…Yes, yes, yes, absolutely.”


    WILL FERRELL HAS THIRD SON! Comedian Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca welcomed a baby boy on Saturday morning. The child was born just hours after Will and his wife performed “Free Bird” on Conan O’Brien’s last appearance as the host of the Tonight Show. This is the third child and third boy for the couple. They named him Axel and he joins his five-year-old brother Magnus and his three-year-old brother Mattias. Learn more at


    POLTERGEIST STAR PASSES AWAY. Zelda Rubinstein, the tiny actress who is best known for her role as “Tangina,” the medium in Poltergeist, has died. reports that Zelda died of natural causes yesterday. Rubinstein had ongoing health issues, most recently suffering a mild heart attack two months ago. She was 76.


    IDOL CONTESTANT’S MOM MISSING! American Idol contestant Angela Martin’s mother is missing. Martin’s mother disappeared on December 26th from the Chicago area. Police recovered Viola Brown Martin’s car on New Year’s Eve, but there has been no sign of her since. Fans saw Angela audition for Idol in Chicago this year and she is currently in Hollywood for more Idol tryouts. For more info, check out


    HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER IS COMING BACK! How I Met Your Mother is coming back for a sixth season this fall on CBS. And not only that, but according to USA Today, the show, which stars Neil Patrick Harris, will have country sensation Carrie Underwood make a guest appearance in the episode airing March 1st.


    UGLY BETTY CANCELLED! ABC has cancelled Ugly Betty. The series will be able to finish out its fourth season but with 20 episodes instead of 22. Entertainment Weekly reports that since the producers have a heads up, they can assure fans a “satisfying conclusion” to the series. Betty had some pretty bad ratings recently, which no doubt led to its cancellation.

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    Michael Franti is in San Francisco working on his new album, which he hopes to have out by summer, and the singer-songwriter has been posting a series of video blogs online in an effort to keep his fans up to date with what he’s doing. In the latest installment, Franti gives a tour of his studio, The Sugar Shack. See what goes down there at




    Were you waiting to learn more information on how you can be a VIP when Daughtry and Lifehouse come to your town? Well wait no more, because the info is up on the band’s official Web site now. The package includes a bunch of great stuff, like a meet-and-greet with the group and getting to watch the band’s soundcheck before the show. Become a VIP now at




    Ever wished you could send Uncle Kracker a text message to tell him just how you feel? Well now you can through his official Web site. has a widget that makes it really easy to write to the “Smile” singer, and they say that he’ll read “every single one.” Head there now to start texting!




    Friday’s Hope For Haiti Now telethon was an unparalleled fundraising event and now, Coldplay are giving fans a chance to have a piece of that special. The band is giving away an artist pass signed by all four members. To win, e-mail your name and address to before February 10th. While you’re at your computer, head over to iTunes to buy Coldplay’s performance during Hope For Haiti Now telethon. Proceeds will be donated to the Haiti relief effort.



  reports things between Alicia Keys and her boyfriend, Swizz Beatz, have apparently escalated quickly. The private couple is rumored to be engaged! The hitmaker reportedly proposed to the singer with a seven-carat diamond on her birthday. A close friend reveals “they are currently in Hawaii celebrating the engagement and her birthday. She feels blessed. She is thrilled. She is with the man who has inspired so much of her music and her new album [The Element of Freedom]." Alicia has denied the claim, however she was spotted rocking new a diamond ring on her left hand.




    No Doubt are in the studio working on their new album. Guitarist Tom Dumont has been updating fans via his Twitter account about how the new album is coming along. In a tweet yesterday, Dumont revealed singer Gwen Stefani and bassist Tony Kanal “are rocking the synth” and that their “little studio is warm and candlelit.” Follow the progress of No Doubt’s first studio album since 2001’s Rock Steady, over at




    Avatar has become the highest-grossing film of all time and to mark the occasion, has shown what some of your favorite rock stars would look like if they belong to the Na’vi tribe that appears in the film. Check out how Bono, Bruce Springsteen and The Beatles would look if they lived on Pandora. Head to to see all the photos.






  has listed the top ten most shocking GRAMMY moments. Remember when ODB stormed the stage before Shawn Colvin accepted the Song of the Year award in 1998? How about J.Lo’s green Versace dress with the plunging neck in 2000? Other moments that make the list: Elton John and Eminem’s collaboration on “Stan” back in 2001, Chris Brown’s assault of Rihanna the night before last year’s GRAMMYS and Milli Vanilli having their 1990 Best New Artist GRAMMY revoked after they admitted they did not sing on the track. The number one most shocking moment was in 1998 when Bob Dylan was performing “Love Sick” and a bare-chested man stormed onstage and danced with “Soy Bomb” written on his chest.