The country singing sensation joins James Franco, Jon Hamm, Katy Perry, The Smith Kids (Jaden & Willow), Kanye West and Ben Affleck on Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers 2010 list. However, the magazine singled out Taylor Swift by crowning her “Entertainer of the Year” and putting her on the cover. She is the youngest person to win this prestigious honor. In fact, Swift was only two-years-old when the magazine launched in 1990.
Swift started out 2010 with a hit movie (Valentine’s Day), a hit single (Today Was A Fairytale) and winning four Grammy awards including “Album of the Year”. Then during the middle of the year, she performed to sold-out crowds on her headlining tour. In the Fall, she released her third album, “Speak Now” that sold a jaw-dropping 1,047,000 copies during its first week. With that total, she broke numerous records. The CD has continued to perform well due to strong reviews and radio airplay.
Last night, the Grammy nominees for 2011 were announced with a performance filled evening by the best of the best at the Grammy Nomination Concert, including Katy Perry, Train, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, and more. The night was hosted by LL Cool J who was “Doin’ It Well”, and with special presentations by some talented people including Stevie Wonder.
As for nominations, it’s definitely a successful “Recovery” by Eminem as he comes out on top with a whopping 10 nominations, with his collaboration with Rihanna receiving a few of those nominations! Following that, Bruno Mars received 7 nominations, Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum, and Jay Z with 6 nominations.
A few predictions would be that Lady Gaga gets Album of the Year, Justin Bieber gets New Artist of the Year, and Lady Antebellum gets Song of the Year for “Need You Now”. The awards take place on Sunday, February 13th, 2011. The concert didn’t show even close to all of the nominations, so you can check them out below.
The “2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” aired last night on CBS and it was better than ever. It was more glamorous, had more wings, and more segments than years prior. Thank God, the producers decided to nix that awful “Search for the Next VS Model” piece from last year. Talk about useless filler. They expected you to believe your votes actually counted, but the show didn’t even air live. Silly, silly, silly. Do they think VS customers are that dense?
At first I wasn’t too crazy about Katy Perry and Akon as musical guests, but their songs fit the respective segment themes perfectly. And how cute was it when Perry joined the models jumping up and down at the finale. I would’ve loved it though if Akon’s “Sexy Bitch” had opened the show. Let’s face it, all those women up there are sexy bitches. Speaking of sexy, it was a little odd that their wasn’t a segment saluting Heidi Klum’s years as a VS Angel. A few months ago, the saucy German announced her retirement from the lingerie brand. When Tyra Banks quit a few years ago, not only was their a full-on tribute piece to her, but she also go to close out the show in that ridiculous outfit and sceptre. Given Heidi’s many years of service, she deserved a better sendoff.
Speaking of former featured Victoria’s Secret Angels, it was nice to see Selita Ebanks, Karolina Kurkova (who looks amazing considering she just had a baby) and Isabel Goulart on the runway strutting it out. I wonder how it feels to be part of the show and watch your younger replacements receive all the attention. Though I love Ebanks and Kurkova, I’m beyond the moon that Chanel Iman made it as a featured model this year. I’ve followed her career for years now and predicted she would be one to watch. In the end, I guess it’s still an honor to be included even though you’re no longer front and center. These years’ featured models were Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Chanel Iman, Candice Swanpoel, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Behati Prinsloo.
On November 30, 2010 (next Tuesday) CBS is airing their annual one-hour prime-time (or a little later at 10pm or 9pm central) special of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Donovan and Brian introduced me to this gem of an event a few years back and it has quickly become one of my guilty pleasures. What’s not to love, really? Incredibly gorgeous models strut down the runway in devastatingly beautiful lingerie pieces, for the world to admire and marvel at their beauty. Add to that some incredible performances by today’s hottest music talent and you have the recipe for an incredible night of TV viewing.
Leading up to the event this year, which boasts a performance from the pop-sensation bombshell, Katy Perry, Victoria’s Angels developed a promo video all on their own. In a brilliant spin to promote both the event and Katy Perry’s recent smash hit Firework, the Angel’s put together their own music video for the song, using clips and snippets from the event filmed a few weeks ago.
The show (and music video) is once again showing off their best assets, including two of my favorite supermodels Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, to name a few.
December 5, 2010 is starting to look a whole lot like the fourth of July based on VH1′s recently released promo pics. In honor of the troops, VH1 is dedicating this year’s Divas Live festivities to them. This year’s crop worked out their best WWII pin-up poses for the retro-inspired pics. The upcoming concert, titled “VH1 Divas Salute The Troops“, will feature the female-centric acts performing at a Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego and at an undisclosed military base in the Middle East.
Joining the previously announced performers are the Vermont-based blues/soul band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. They will join Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Katy Perry, Sugarland in San Diego, while Paramore rocks it out on the other side of the world. Hosting this year’s festivities is none other than “firecrotch” herself, Kathy Griffin. I have no doubt she’ll have the audience cracking up. I wonder which celebs will be her targets that night. We’ll have to tune in and find out on Sunday, December 5, at 9 p.m. when it airs on VH1.
Despite all the rumors, “Glee’s” highly anticipated post-Super Bowl episode will not be a tribute to Bruce Springsteen nor Michael Jackson. Can we all breathe a huge sigh of relief for a artist-themed episode. Instead, the special episode will stay in line with the evening’s sports theme, and revolve around a local football championship game.
Though the episode won’t be a MJ tribute show, it will, however, feature one of the most iconic Jackson songs ever, “Thriller“. The spooky tune will be performed as a mash-up with an as-of-yet-unchosen song. Reportedly, Sue Sylvester and her Cheerios will perform the Thriller mash-up during halftime of McKinley High’s game. Whether it’s Jennifer Garner in “13 Going on 30” or prison inmates in the Philippines, a “Thriller” dance homage is always a good thing. Caaaaaaaaan’t wait.
Madrid definitely knows how to throw a party. The capital city of Spain hosted the “2010 MTV Europe Music Awards“. “Desperate Housewives” star, Eva Longoria-Parker emceed the event and managed to make eight wardrobe changes within the telecast. All of which were designed by Victoria Beckham. Posh may not be the best vocalist, but the girl has some serious design skills. Going into the ceremony, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry lead the field with five nominations apiece. After all was said and done, Gaga stood alone atop with a dominating haul of three awards.
Even though the awards were decided by a popular vote on MTV’s European site, American acts dominated the major awards. In fact, all the main winners were from the US with exception to one. The sole exception was 16-year-old crazy Canuck, Justin Bieber. He beat out Usher, Eminem and Kanye West to score “Best Male Artist“.
Shakira kicked off the night with the help of British rapper, Dizzee Rascal. Other performances include Kings of Leon, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Kid Rock and many more. Bon Jovi received the coveted closing performance slot. The band picked up the first ever “Global Icon” award. They received the honor for selling more than 125 million albums and performing over 2,700 concerts in 50 countries to 35 millions.
Glee’s back with a brand new episode this week and it looks like Kurt Hummel will finally be getting a love interest. The episode titled “Never Been Kissed” marks the debut of Blaine, played by Darren Criss. Kurt meets Blaine, an openly gay student at Dalton Academy, and two become fast friends. Looks like the rumors of a McKinley High student transferring to another school are true. Judging by the snazzy uniform Kurt is rocking, it seems McKinley’s sole gay student is jumping ship.
For Darren’s first number, he jumps into an a capella version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream“. He is joined in the number by a whole whackload of Dalton Academy boys. Yum. The two boys at either end in the picture above look like appealing jailbait. I’m loving the stripped down version of Katy’s hit. It gives it a more innocent vibe, fitting for the Kurt’s first love affair. It’s a welcome change from Perry’s screaming. Check out the full number below.