LONDON (AP) — Adele got to finish at the Brit Awards. Last year Adele won album of the year at the Brits, the British equivalent of the Grammys, but she was cut off because the show was running long.
This year she won best British single for “Skyfall” and she was allowed to speak, but she had to do so by satellite. She’s in Los Angeles rehearsing for the Oscars.
Emeli Sande’ won album of the year this time around, as well as best British female artist. Mumford and Sons, Coldplay, One Direction, Frank Ocean, Lana Del Ray and The Black Keys were also winners.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kesha’s reality show will premiere April 23 on MTV. Kesha’s brother followed her around with a video camera for two years.
MTV is promising to show her “most intimate and wildest moments.”
TORONTO (AP) — Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen will go up against Leonard Cohen for artist of the year at the Junos, Canada’s answer to the Grammys.
Deadmau5 and Johnny Reid are also up for that award. Jepsen and Bieber are also up for album of the year.
Other nominees include Rush, Metric, Celine Dion and Nelly Furtado. Michael Buble’ will host the awards on April 21 from Regina, Saskatchewan.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Paul McCartney, Mumford And Sons, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be the headliners for Bonnaroo. Other performers include R. Kelly, Bjork (BYORK), Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, The Lumineers, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Davie Byrne and St. Vincent, Of Monsters And Men and “Weird Al” Yankovic. Bonnaroo will be June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee. Tickets go on sale Saturday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – It’ll be the boys versus the girls when the Top 40 perform in Las Vegas starting tonight on “American Idol.” The girls will sing on the next two Wednesdays starting tonight and the boys will perform on Thursdays. They’ll sing in groups of ten. Each night, the judges will keep five contestants and send five home. By the end of next week, we’ll know who’s in the Top 20.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fergie is pregnant. Her representative confirms Fergie and her husband, actor Josh Duhamel, are expecting their first child.
Duhamel tweeted, “Fergie and Me and BABY makes three.” No word on a due date. The couple married in 2009.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – They’re short two judges, but auditions for “The X Factor” begin next month. The first auditions will be held March 6 in Los Angeles. After that, there will be stops in Charleston, New Orleans, Long Island and Denver. You can also audition online until June 15. More information is on the X Factor website.
Meanwhile, auditions for the tenth season of “So You Think You Can Dance” continue in Boston on February 21. There have already been auditions in Austin and Detroit. Still to come are casting calls in Memphis and Los Angeles. Whoever nails the auditions will get a ticket to Vegas for call-backs. That’s when they’ll work with choreographers and be judged in several different styles of dance. The best of those people will make it to the live competition episodes this summer.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Lady Gaga tour is off. She has a tear in her right hip that’s bad enough to require surgery. She’ll need recovery time as well. Lady Gaga had 21 dates left on her “Born This Way Ball” tour. Earlier this week, she postponed four dates after saying she had hurt herself a while ago but had hidden the injury. It got worse over the last month and she was unable to walk after Monday’s show in Montreal. Ticket refunds will be given.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The guy who jumped on stage as Adele accepted her Grammy on Sunday may look familiar to Will Smith. It’s the same Ukrainian journalist who tried to kiss Smith during a movie premiere in Moscow last year and Smith slapped him.
Vitalii Sediuk says he snuck into the Grammys behind Katy Perry and no one asked him for a ticket. He believes he sat in Adam Levine’s seat. Sediuk says he spontaneously decided to go on stage with Adele, but Jennifer Lopez pulled him away.
Sediuk was arrested and spent the night in jail. He has a court date next month to face a trespassing charge. Now he’s appealing to Adele. In his words, “Oh Adele. Help me not to go to jail.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga says she’s “heartsick” to postpone four shows. But an injury has left her unable to walk. The first of those shows are tonight and tomorrow in Chicago, and then this weekend in Detroit and Hamilton, Ontario.
Lady Gaga says she has a severe joint inflammation that left her immobile after Monday’s concert in Montreal. She says she’s been hiding her condition for sometime now and didn’t even tell her staff.
Lady Gaga tweeted she’s been praying it would heal. Makeup dates for the missed shows will be announced later.