Monthly Archives: January 2012

Adele To Perform At The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMY®NOMINEE ADELE TO MAKE MUCH ANTICIPATED RETURN TO THE STAGE ON THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

Singer Will Perform Live for the First Time Since Undergoing Vocal Cord Surgery Last Fall

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Photo Credit: Lauren Dukoff

Music’s Biggest Night®— Hosted by Rapper/Actor LL COOL J — Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT

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JENNIFER LOPEZ TO PRESENT AT 84TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

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Jennifer Lopez will present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today.

Lopez, who serves as a judge on “American Idol,” will be seen next in the feature “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and recently completed work on “Parker” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” Her other film credits include “The Back-Up Plan,” “El Cantante,” “Monster-in-Law,” “Maid in Manhattan,” “Enough,” “The Wedding Planner,” “Out of Sight” and “Selena.”

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

PRODUCER CREDITS DETERMINED FOR 2011 BEST PICTURE NOMINEE

Producer credits for 84th Academy Awards® Best Picture nominee “The Tree of Life” have been determined by the Producers Branch Executive Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The official nominees for the film are Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner and Grant Hill.
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THE RECORDING ACADEMY®AND HITLAB ANNOUNCES GRAND-PRIZE WINNER OF EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION

Winner Tara Keith To Perform at Official GRAMMY® Week Event – Social Media Rock Stars Summit – on Friday, Feb. 10

HITLAB Inc. (“Hitlab”), in partnership with The Recording Academy® (www.grammy.com), has announced Hamilton, Ontario-based Tara Keith as the winner of its Emerging Talent Competition following the submission of original music to the contest’s Web page (www.hitlab.com/grammycontest).The competition launched Nov. 2, 2011, and was designed to provide an unsigned musician the chance to perform at an official GRAMMY® Week event.
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Dustin Walker Releases New Songs with Jeff Silverman

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“Body Bag” (a two song release) is the first music from a new face on the rock and roll scene, 15-year old Dustin Walker. The songs were co-written and produced by Jeff Silverman. Jeff is a veteran producer, engineer, songwriter, accomplished musician, singer and music/audio editor for film and television. Dustin, who began playing guitar at the young age of five, crafted these songs drawing from his strong influences obtained from performing on stage with groups such as Grammy-Award-Winner Rick Springfield and the popular Canadian hard-core rock band Comeback Kid. The songs combine Dustin’s love for the sounds of the 1980s with a more modern twist and heavy guitar influences. Dustin credits Ronnie Grinel for giving him his first big break on stage at the age two.
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THE “BRIDESMAIDS” CAST TO PRESENT AT 84TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

Six actresses – Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig – from the hit comedy “Bridesmaids” will be presenters at the 84th Academy Awards, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today. McCarthy received her first Oscar® nomination this year for her supporting role in the film, and Wiig also became a first-time nominee for the film’s original screenplay. All six will be making their first Oscar show appearances.

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Michael Jackson Immortalized – Streaming Live

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Watch Michael Jackson get Immortalized at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre LIVE online Today, Thursday 1/ 26 at 11am (pst).

Michael Jackson’s 3 children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, will use their father’s sequined glove and shoes to make impressions in the cement in the forecourt of the famous theatre as family, friends and fans celebrate the King of Pop.

Performances by Cirque Du Soleil & Glee. Celebrities include Justin Bieber, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Chris Tucker, and more!

Watch the event LIVE! Here or on Facebook

OSCARS® APP IS NOW LIVE

OSCARS® APP IS NOW LIVE ON THE APP STORE FOR IPAD, IPHONE AND IPOD TOUCH, AND IT’S FREE

Award-Winning Second Screen Experience Launches With Key Enhancements:
Even More Video, the Oscar® My Picks Game, And New Watching And Sharing Features

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This year’s official Oscars App is now live on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, providing fans unparalleled access to the 84th Academy Awards®.

Developed by the Academy and Disney/ABC Television Group’s Digital Media Team, the Oscars App is designed to be the ultimate complement to the live telecast, giving fans premier access to the most memorable moments of the night through exclusive live cameras strategically placed on the Red Carpet, throughout the Kodak Theatre, and even in the Governors Ball, which is the official Oscar party of the night. Special cameras include the Thank You Cam — offering winners an extended opportunity to thank their supporters; Backstage Cam — capturing sound bites, backstage action, short interviews and behind-the-scenes footage; Control Room Cam – allowing users to watch the show’s director in action; and Press Room Cam – featuring moments of winners in the press area.
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ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM TO LAUNCH FOR 2013 OSCARS®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has entered into an agreement with Everyone Counts Inc. to exclusively develop an electronic voting system for the 85th Academy Awards®, to be held in 2013.
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TRANSCRIPT: Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address

The following is a transcript of President Obama’s state of the union address…
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:
Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, we offered a final, proud salute to the colors under which more than a million of our fellow citizens fought – and several thousand gave their lives.