Monthly Archives: January 2012

Kellie Pickler: Tough and True on “100 Proof”

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“I was born in the wrong generation,” said Kellie Pickler, looking through the windows at Sony Music Nashville’s offices toward somewhere far south of town. “I wish I would have been in the generation before Twitter and cell phones, when there was that mysteriousness about being an artist. I wish I could have been a part of that generation where you’d go to the Ryman and sing and then walk out the back door and go honky-tonkin’. Well, we do that anyway, but because it’s on YouTube the next day, you can’t really completely cut loose.”

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Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Demián Bichir in “A Better Life” (Summit Entertainment)
George Clooney in “The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight)
Jean Dujardin in “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company)
Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (Focus Features)
Brad Pitt in “Moneyball” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn” (The Weinstein Company)
Jonah Hill in “Moneyball” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Nick Nolte in “Warrior” (Lionsgate)
Christopher Plummer in “Beginners” (Focus Features)
Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” (Warner Bros.)
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Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards

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Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

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Oscars Nominations Announcement LIVE Stream 1/24/12

BET Networks to Air State of The Union Address Live

BET Networks to Air Live Political Expert Coverage on President Barack Obama’s State of The Union Address Highlighting the Issues That Affect Black America

BET Networks brings to its multiple platforms expert analysis of President Obama’s State of The Union Address of 2012 in a live on-air special “2012 State of The Union” Special premiering LIVE on Tuesday, January 24 at 9 PM ET/ 6 PM PT on Centric and BET.com. The special will re-air on BET at Midnight EST/ 9 PM PST. Read the rest of this entry

ACADEMY AND ONTHEREDCARPET.COM ANNOUNCE OSCAR® COLLEGE JOURNALIST CONTEST

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and OnTheRedCarpet.com today announced the On The Red Carpet (OTRC) College Journalist Contest, inviting college students from around the country to compete for a chance to report live from the red carpet at the 84th Academy Awards®.
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THE RECORDING ACADEMY STATEMENT ON LARRY BUTLER

Two-time GRAMMY®-winning country music producer/songwriter Larry Butler began his career as a Nashville session player for such artists as Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton. His musicianship and skills led him to producing and songwriting, working with Kenny Rogers on many albums, and garnering the prestigious GRAMMY Award for Producer Of The Year in 1979. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, fans and all who were fortunate enough to work with him throughout his dynamic career.

OSCARS® “CELEBRATE THE MOVIES” WITH LAUNCH OF DIGITAL EXHIBITION

84 ICONIC FILM IMAGES SHOWCASED IN ONLINE, OUTDOOR GALLERIES

In anticipation of the 84th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences has launched “Celebrate the Movies,” a digital exhibition spotlighting iconic moments from 84 films.

Beginning today, January 23, the exhibition will appear on digital billboards in Los Angeles, and on ABC’s digital “SuperSign,” an electronic landmark in New York’s Times Square. It will also be showcased on an online gallery on Oscar.com, and extend to youtube.com/Oscars, where fans can share their most memorable movie-going experiences through video or text.

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Summers 364 Debut Album Giveaway

THE RECORDING ACADEMY STATEMENT ON ETTA JAMES

Three-time GRAMMY® winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Etta James leaves behind a dynamic legacy spanning six decades. Her music knew no boundaries as she explored diverse genres including blues, soul, R&B, rock and roll, gospel and jazz. She will forever be remembered for her timeless ballad “At Last,” and a powerful voice that will echo around the world for generations to come. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family, friends, fans and all who have been stirred by her soulful songs and passion for music.