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TV Stars Contending for Grammys

by Jane Murphy, posted Feb 13th 2011 11:00AM
The Grammys hand out its awards tonight at 8PM ET on CBS, and if you scanned the humongous nomination list (109 categories, hello!), you found a lot of TV favorites there.

Some of them are in niche categories that will probably not be featured on tonight's broadcast. But we expect to see at least a few of the following stars in their Staples Center seats, if not bringing it on stage

"Dancing with the Stars' is surprisingly well-represented on the Grammy list. Season 2 contestant Tia Carrere -- also known as Cha Cha on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' -- contends in Best Hawaiian Music Album for her CD 'Huana Ke Aloha.' And last season's 'DWTS' resident comic hoofer Margaret Cho (photo) is represented in the Best Comedy Album category for 'Cho Dependent'.

Kathy GriffinThe Best Comedy Album category is dominated by TV stars. Kathy Griffin will be on Staples Center's A-List, wielding her nomination for 'Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt.' And how we wish Grammy producers would let Flight on the Conchords perform in support of their nod for 'I Told You I Was Freaky' (man, we miss them on HBO).

Margaret Cho, 'The Daily Show's Lewis Black and Mork himself, Robin Williams, round out the Best Comedy Album list. Below, Cho talks about her 'DTWS" experience on 'Good Morning America'.

Adam Lambert'American Idol' winners (and losers) have always fared well at the Grammys. Not-quite-Idols (Chris) Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson have received nominations (Hudson winning in 2009). while legends Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood have taken home the big prize.

As for 2011, Underwood looks to add to her five Grammys in the Category of Best Female Country Performance. As for Fantasia Barrino, even if she manages to pick up two awards tonight, she'll still have a win-loss record worthy of Susan Lucci (Barrino is currently 0 for 8).

'American Idol' second place finisher Adam Lambert (at left) is up for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, but the man who took the season 8 crown, Kris Allen, was surprisingly shut out of this 2011's Grammy awards. Enjoy some 'Idol' nostalgia as Adam introduces himself during Hollywood Week.

Glee GrammysReserve a row at Staples Center for the cast of 'Glee', nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (is this unprecedented for TV regulars? Well, The Monkees were nominated for four Grammys back in the 1960s).

'Glee' guest star Carol Burnett (AKA Sue's Mom, pictured) is among the nominees in the Best Spoken Word Album category for her audio book 'This Time Together.' Joining her in the same category is recent guest star on 'The Good Wife', Michael J. Fox, looking for his second Best Spoken Word Grammy win.

Check out the performance that could lead to Grammy glory for Lea and company, 'Don't Stop Believin.'

The Grammys are often considered the most entertaining of the awards shows, and we have to agree. Whose appearance are you most looking forward to?

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I witnessed with my own eyes and ears when attending the 2001 Preparatory Meetings to establish an newly emergent International Criminal Court, the exact caliber of criminal corruption running so very deeply at the Hague, that it was a perfectly viable topic of legitimate conversation in those meetings I attended to debate trading verdicts AND judicial appointments, for monetary funding.

Jilly wrote:*The rep from Spain became distraught and when her country’s proposal was not taken to well by the chair of the meeting , then Spain argued in a particularly loud and noticably strongly vocal manner, “Spain (my country) strongly believes if we contribute most financial support to the Hague’s highest court, that ought to give us and other countries feeding it financially MORE direct power over its decisions.”

((((((((((((((((((((((((( ((((((((((((((((((((((((( Instead of censoring the country representative from Spain for even bringing up this unjust, illegal and unfair judicial idea of bribery for international judicial verdicts and judicial appointments, all country representatives present in the meeting that day all treated the Spain proposition as a ”totally legitimate topic” discussed and debated it between each other for some time. I was quite shocked! The idea was “let’s discuss it.” "It’s a great topic to discuss."

Some countries agreed with Spain’s propositions while others did not. The point here is, bribery for judicial verdicts and judicial appointments was treated as a totally legitimate topic instead of an illegitimate topic which it is in the meeting that I attended in 2001 that day to establish the ground work for a newly emergent international criminal court.))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

In particular., since “Spain” was so overtly unafraid in bringing up this topic of trading financial funding the ICC for influence over its future judicial appointments and verdicts in front of every other UN member state present that day at the UN, “Spain” must have already known by previous experience the topic of bribery was “socially acceptable” for conversation that day. They must have previously spoke about bribing the ICTY and ICC before in meetings; this is my take an international sociological honor student.

SPAIN’s diplomatic gesture of international justice insofar as, Serbia, in all of this is, disgusting morally! SPAIN HAS TAUGHT THE WORLD THE TRUE DEFINITION OF AN “INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT.”

I represented the state interests’ of the Former Yugoslavia, in Diplomat Darko Trifunovic’s absence in those meetings and I am proud to undertake this effort on Serbia’s behalf.

February 14 2011 at 2:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What It’s Like to Chill Out With Whom the Rest of the World Considers As The Most Ruthless Men: Ratko Mladic, Goran Hadzic and Radovan Karadzic (+) Confessions of a Female War Crimes Investigator By Jill Louise Starr NJ USA


Retrospectively, it was all so simple, natural and matter of fact being on a boat restaurant in Belgrade, sitting with, laughing, drinking a two hundred bottle of wine and chatting about war and peace while Ratko Mladic held my hand. Mladic, a man considered the world’s most ruthless war criminal since Adolf Hitler, still at large and currently having a five million dollar bounty on his head for genocide by the international community. Yet there I was with my two best friends at the time, a former Serbian diplomat, his wife, and Ratko Mladic just chilling. There was no security, nothing you’d ordinarily expect in such circumstances. Referring to himself merely as, Sharko; this is the story of it all came about.

Irrefutable Proof ICTY Is Corrupt Court/Irrefutable Proof the Hague Court Cannot Legitimately Prosecute Karadzic Case By Jill Starr

(The Documentary Secret United Nations ICC Meeting Papers Scanned Images)


This legal technicality indicates the Hague must dismiss charges against Dr Karadzic and others awaiting trials in the Hague jail; like it or not.

Unfortunately for the Signatures Of the Rome Statute United Nations member states instituting the ICC & ICTY housed at the Hague, insofar as the, Radovan Karadzic, as with the other Hague cases awaiting trial there, I personally witnessed these United Nations member states having a substantial conversations, and, openly speaking about trading judicial appointments and verdicts for financial funding when I attended the 2001 ICC Preparatory Meetings at the UN in Manhattan making the iCTY and ICC morally incapable trying Radovan Karazdic and others.

February 14 2011 at 2:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Danielle Royster

I know this year's Grammys are going to be something for the memories. I just seen Lady Gaga in an egg and I am surprised because I didn't think anything could top her light outfit but it's Gaga so I'm not at all surprised with her creativity. I'm watching the Grammys on my Google TV with DISH so I can tweet and watch the Grammys at the same time. I work and subscribe to DISH Network and Google TV is being offered at a discounted rate of $179 for DISH customers. I love it and it's made my TV viewing experience so much more pleasurable. I invite everyone to come and explore the possibilities with DISH Network!


February 13 2011 at 8:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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