Monday, February 23, 2009

Bow Wow's You Can Get It All (Ft. Johnta Austin) Video

Brick & Lace's Bad to Di Bone Video

Jennifer Lopez's Hooked On You Single

2009 Academy Awards: Beyonce's Live Performance

2009 Academy Awards Winners

Complete List of Winners:

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Actor in a Leading Role: Sean Penn, Milk

Actress in a Leading Role: Kate Winslet, The Reader

Actor in a Supporting Role: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Actress in a Supporting Role: Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, Milk

Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Animated Feature Film: WALL-E

Foreign Language Film: Departures (Japan)

Original Score: A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

Original Song: "Jai Ho," A.R. Rahman and Gulzar; Slumdog Millionaire

Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Costume Design: The Duchess

Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

Documentary Short Subject: Smile Pinki

Animated Short Film: La Maison en Petits Cubes

Live Action Short Film: Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Sound Editing: The Dark Knight

Sound Mixing: Slumdog Millionaire

Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jerry Lewis

2009 Academy Awards' Red Carpet

WSHH:Teairra Mari's Built For This Live Performance

Weekend Box Office

  1. Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail, $41.1 million
  2. Taken, $11.4 million
  3. Coraline, $11 million
  4. He's Just Not That Into You, $8.5 million
  5. Slumdog Millionaire, $8.1 million
  6. Friday the 13th, $7.8 million
  7. Confessions of a Shopaholic, $7.02 million
  8. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, $7 million
  9. Fired Up, $6 million
  10. The International, $4.5 million

Monday, February 16, 2009

Lady GaGa's LoveGame Video

Weekend Box Office

  1. Friday the 13th, $42.2 million
  2. He's Just Not That Into You, $19.6 million
  3. Taken, $19.3 million
  4. Confessions of a Shopaholic, $15.4 million
  5. Coraline, $15 million
  6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, $11.7 million
  7. The International, 10 million
  8. The Pink Panther 2, $9 million
  9. Slumdog Millionaire, $7.2 million
  10. Push, $6.9 million

Friday, February 13, 2009

2009 NAACP Image Awards Winners


• Motion Picture: The Secret Life of Bees
• Actor: Will Smith, Seven Pounds
• Actress: Rosario Dawson, Seven Pounds
Supporting Actor: Columbus Short, Cadillac Records
Supporting Actress: Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


• Drama Series: Grey's Anatomy
• Actor in a Drama Series:
Hill Harper, CSI: NY
• Actress in a Drama Series:
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy
• Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Taye Diggs, Private Practice
• Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Angela Bassett, ER
• Comedy Series:
Tyler Perry's House of Payne
Actor in a Comedy Series: LaVan Davis, House of Payne
Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross, Girlfriends
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Lance Gross, House of Payne
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Keshia Knight Pulliam, House of Payne
TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: A Raisin in the Sun
Actor in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Sean Combs, A Raisin in the Sun
Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin in the Sun


• Male Artist: Jamie Foxx
Female Artist: Beyoncé
New Artist: Jennifer Hudson
Album: Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson
Song: "Yes We Can,"
Music Video: "Yes We Can,"
Duo, Group or Collaboration: "I'm His Only Woman," Jennifer Hudson, featuring Fantasia

Madonna's W Magazine Cover

G-Unit's I'll Be The Shooter Video

Monday, February 9, 2009

Did He or Didn’t He?

According to E! Online, Chris Brown was wanted by LAPD for allegedly battering an unidentified woman. Reportedly, Brown became involved in an argument with an unidentified woman on his way home following Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Bash; “after stopping his car, Brown and the woman got out and the argument escalated. The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker”. Nonetheless, Brown “turned himself in at the LAPD's Wilshire station around 6:30 p.m. and was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of four years. The case will now be sent to the district attorney's office and further charges could be filed. He was released from jail after posting $50,000 bail”; see video below. Many speculated that the unidentified woman, who filed the complaint against Brown is Rihanna; insiders alleged that Rihanna had been hospitalized. However, Amanda Silverman (Rihanna publicist) released a statement indicating that the singer "is well". What’s interesting was Rihanna canceled her performance at the Grammys.

Footage of Chris Ducking Inside LAPD's Vehicle

2009 Grammys Awards Performances

T.I. & Justin Timberlake's Dead & Gone Performance

Lil Wayne & Robin Thicke's Tie My Hands Performance

T.I., Jay-Z, M.I.A, Lil Wayne, & Kanye West's Swagga Like Us Performance

Coldplay & Jay-Z's Lost Performance

2009 Grammys Awards' Red Carpet

2009 Grammys Awards Winners

The complete list of winners:

Album of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand

Best Rap Album: Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: John Mayer, "Say"

Record of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, "Please Read the Letter"

Best New Artist: Adele

Best Rock Album: Coldplay, Viva la Vida

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, "Rich Woman"

Song of the Year: Coldplay, "Viva la Vida"

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group: Sugarland, "Stay"

Best R&B Album: Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson

Industry Icon Award: Clive Davis

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Rick Rubin (Death Magnetic, Home Before Dark, Mercy, Seeing Things, Weezer)

Best Rock Song: Bruce Springsteen, "Girls in Their Summer Clothes"

Best Rock Instrumental Performance: "Peaches En Regalia," Zappa Plays Zappa, Featuring Steve Vai & Napoleon Murphy Brock

Best Metal Performance: Metallica, "My Apocalypse"

Best Hard Rock Performance: The Mars Volta, "Wax Simulacra"

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Kings of Leon, "Sex on Fire"

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: John Mayer, "Gravity"

Best Alternative Music Album: Radiohead, In Rainbows

Best Pop Vocal Album: Duffy, Rockferry

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Coldplay, "Viva la Vida"

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Adele, "Chasing Pavements"

Best Pop Instrumental Album: Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Jingle All The Way

Best Pop Instrumental Performance: Eagles, "I Dreamed There Was No War"

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books): Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth (Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon and Blair Underwood)

Best Contemporary R&B Album: Mary J. Blige, Growing Pains

Best R&B Song: Ne-Yo, "Miss Independent" (Mikkel S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen and S. Smith, songwriters)

Best Urban/Alternative Performance: Chrisette Michele Featuring, "Be OK"

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Al Green Featuring Anthony Hamilton, "You've Got the Love I Need"

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Al Green Featuring John Legend, "Stay With Me (by the Sea)"

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: Alicia Keys; " Superwoman"

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Ne-Yo, "Miss Independent"

Best Rap Song: Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major, "Lollipop" (D. Carter, S. Garrett, D. Harrison, J. Scheffer and R. Zamor, songwriters)

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Estelle Featuring Kanye West, "American Boy"

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Jay-Z and T.I. Featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne, "Swagga Like Us"

Best Rap Solo Performance: Lil Wayne, "A Milli"

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Natalie Cole, Still Unforgettable

Best Country Album: George Strait, Troubadour

Best Country Song: Sugarland, "Stay" (Jennifer Nettles, songwriter)

Best Bluegrass Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 and 1947

Best Country Instrumental Performance: Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert and Steve Wariner, "Cluster Pluck"

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, "Killing the Blues"

Best Male Country Vocal Performance: Brad Paisley, "Letter to Me"

Best Female Country Vocal Performance: Carrie Underwood, "Last Name"

Best Reggae Album: Burning Spear, Jah Is Real

Best Hawaiian Music Album: Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho, Ikena

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand

Best Traditional Folk Album: Pete Seeger, At 89

Best Traditional Blues Album: B.B. King, One Kind Favor

Best Contemporary Blues Album: Dr. John and the Lower 911, City That Care Forgot

Best Long Form Music Video: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Runnin' Down a Dream"

Best Short Form Music Video: Weezer, "Pork and Beans"

Best Classical Album: Weill, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost

Best Classical Crossover Album: The King's Singers, Simple Gifts

Best Classical Contemporary Composition: John Corigliano, composer, Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan (JoAnn Falletta, conductor)

Best Classical Vocal Performance: John Corigliano, Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan

Best Small Ensemble Performance: Spotless Rose, Hymns to the Virgin Mary

Best Chamber Music Performance: Elliott Carter, Pacifica Quartet, String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): Gloria Cheng, Piano Music of Salonen, Stucky, and Lutoslawski

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra): Hilary Hahn, Schoenberg, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Best Choral Performance: Sir Simon Rattle, "Symphony of Psalms"

Best Opera Recording: Weill, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Best Orchestral Performance: Shostakovich, "Symphony No. 4," Bernard Haitink, conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Best Engineered Album, Classical: Traditions and Transformations: Sounds of Silk Road Chicago

Best Electronic/Dance Album: Daft Punk, Alive 2007

Best Dance Recording: Daft Punk, "Harder Better Faster Stronger"

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Kirk Franklin, The Fight of My Life

Best Traditional Gospel Album: The Blind Boys of Alabama, Down in New Orleans

Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Gaither Vocal Band, Lovin' Life

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: CeCe Winans, Thy Kingdom Come

Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album: TobyMac, Alive and Transported

Best Gospel Song: Kirk Franklin, "Help Me Believe"

Best Gospel Performance: Mary Mary, "Get Up"

Best Latin Jazz Album: Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Song for Chico

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Chick Corea and Gary Burton, The New Crystal Silence

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo: Terence Blanchard, soloist, "Be-Bop"

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Cassandra Wilson, Loverly

Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Randy Brecker, Randy in Brasil

Best New Age Album: Jack DeJohnette, Peace Time

Best Comedy Album: George Carlin, It's Bad For Ya

Best Polka Album: Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra, Let the Whole World Sing

Best Contemporary World Music Album: Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo, Global Drum Project

Best Traditional World Music Album: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu

Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Live at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Best Native American Music Album: Come to Me Great Mystery—Native American Healing Songs

Best Norteño Album: Los Tigres del Norte, Raíces

Best Banda Album: Joan Sebástian, No Es de Madera

Best Tejano Album: Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution, Viva la Revolucion

Best Regional Mexican Album: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Amor, Dolor Y Lágrimas: Música Ranchera

Best Tropical Latin Album: José Feliciano, Señor Bachata

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album: 45, Jaguares

Best Latin Pop Album: Juanes, La Vida...Es un Ratico

Best Musical Show Album: In the Heights

Best Musical Album for Children: They Might Be Giants, Here Come The 123s

Best Spoken Word Album for Children: Bill Harley, Yes to Running!

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): Natalie Cole, "Here's That Rainy Day" (Nan Schwartz, arranger)

Best Instrumental Arrangement: Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, "Define Dancing" (From Wall-E) (Thomas Newman, arranger)

Best Instrumental Composition: "The Adventures of Mutt" (From Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

Best Surround Sound Album: Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition; Night on Bald Mountain; Prelude to Khovanshchina

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: MGMT, "Electric Feel," Justice Remix (Justice, remixers)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: The Raconteurs (Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell and Jack White III), Consolers of the Lonely

Best Historical Album: Art of Field Recording, Volume I: Fifty Years of Traditional American Music (Documented by Art Rosenbaum)

Best Album Notes: Miles Davis, Kind of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Francis Davis, album notes writer)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: In Rainbows

Best Recording Package: Metallica, Death Magnetic (Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat and David Turner, art directors)

Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, "Down to Earth" (From Wall-E)

Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer, The Dark Knight

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Juno

Behind The Scenes: Halle Berry's Essence Magazine Photoshoot

Weekend Box Office

  1. He's Just Not That Into You, $27.5 million
  2. Taken, $20.3 million
  3. Coraline, $16.3 million
  4. The Pink Panther 2, $12 million
  5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, $11 million
  6. Push, $10.2 million
  7. Slumdog Millionaire, $7.4 million
  8. Gran Torino, $7.2 million
  9. The Uninvited, $6.4 million
  10. Hotel for Dogs, $5.8 million

2009 Dancing With the Stars' Lineup

The complete lineup:

• Belinda Carlisle, 50, singer
Stephen "Steve-O" Glover, 34, reality-TV star|
• David Alan Grier, 53, comedian
• Shawn Johnson, 17, Olympic gymnast
• Jewel Kilcher, 34, singer, TV personality
• Lil' Kim, 33, rapper
• Gilles Marini, 33, actor
• Ty Murray, 39, former rodeo cowboy
• Nancy O'Dell, 42, entertainment anchor (43 when the show starts)
• Denise Richards, 37, actress
• Lawrence Taylor, 50, retired NFL player
• Chuck Wicks, 29, singer
• Steve Wozniak, 58, technology billionaire