LOS ANGELES (AP) – Adele’s “Skyfall” has won the Academy Award for best original song. That’s a first for a James Bond theme. Three previous 007 tunes were nominated: “For Your Eyes Only,” “Nobody Does It Better,” and “Live and Let Die.” Adele also performed “Skyfall” for the first time at the ceremony. The cast of “Les Miserables” reunited to perform on the show. During the In Memoriam tribute, in a year that saw the passing of composer-songwriter Marvin Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand made a rare television appearance to sing “The Way We Were” in his honor.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Adele be the juggernaut at the Oscars that she has been in the rest of the music business? The theme song from “Skyfall” is nominated for the best song Oscar, and because she co-wrote it, she’s eligible to win an Oscar.
Her competition includes Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, who wrote “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted.” The other nominees are “Before My Time” from the documentary “Chasing Ice,” ”Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi,” and “Suddenly” from “Les Miserables.” The Oscars are Sunday.
UNDATED (AP) — Lady Gaga has come out of surgery feeling grateful. She posted on her blog Wednesday she had hip surgery and it “happened so fast.” She had to call off her tour because her hip pain was too great.
Lady Gaga thanks her fans for their stories of support. She says as she was being wheeled into surgery she thought about her fans’ pain and perseverance.
She told fans the surgery is “just a bump in the road” and if they can make it through their pain, so can she.
NEW YORK (AP) – Justin Timberlake has proved to be one of the best hosts of “Saturday Night Live.” He’ll be back for another turn on March 9. He’ll be his own musical guest. On March 2, Kevin Hart will host. His musical guest will be Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.