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Grammys 2011 Show Recap: Highlights, Lowlights and Gaga

by Ryan McKee, posted Feb 14th 2011 12:15AM
Grammys 2011
This is TV Squad. We don't pretend to have a deep understanding of music and the hottest new artists. However, when the music industry decides to fill three hours of television time with their awards show, we feel an obligation to offer our opinion about it.

The performances were mostly great and the presenters were as awkward and cheesy as always. What follows is a recap from TV writer's point of view, someone who finds pleasure in watching huge television events and making snarky comments to an empty living room.

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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'.

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Stevie Wonder Names the Grammy Nominees for Best Album of the Year (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 2nd 2010 8:10AM
Stevie Wonder Names the Grammy Nominees for Best Album of the YearThe 53rd annual Grammy Awards are just around the corner! Last night's 'Grammy Nomination Concert' (Wed., 10PM ET on CBS) revealed who would compete for the top musical award in the nation. The biggest prize: Best Album of the Year. Legendary performer Stevie Wonder read off the list of nominees -- and he gave us a little history lesson, which included himself.

Stevie said that in the past, the Best Album award has gone to the greatest performers. The award went to some true geniuses, "from Frank Sinatra, to the Beatles, to Michael Jackson, to U2, to Stevie Wond ... " Whoops. There was a brief surprised pause, and then he added: " ... Stevie Wonder?"

Okay, we know that Stevie wasn't reading from cue cards -- so he had his remarks memorized, and wasn't actually surprised. But if anyone's won the right to plug himself a little, it's Stevie. The singer-songwriter has won 22 Grammys in his lifetime, tying him with U2, and placing him 5th on the all-time list of winners.

And now, your list of Grammy Best Album nominees are ...

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What to Watch: November 29 - December 5, Katy Perry Edition

by Stephanie Earp, posted Nov 29th 2010 2:26AM
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Tuesday November 30, 10PM ET/PT, Global/CBS

Busty models Adriana Lima, Chanel Iman, Alessandra Ambrosio and the rest of the 'angels' walk the fine line between sexy and vulgar on the Victoria's Secret runway. The point of this annual stroll is to check out the $2 million fantasy bra -- designed this year by Damiani -- and marvel at how many places it would cut you if you actually wore it. Katy Perry and Akon perform on the runway, bringing another pair of famous ta-tas to the proceedings.

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What's On Tonight: Grammy Awards, Pro Bowl, Brothers & Sisters

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 31st 2010 12:24PM
American DadHere's the TV lineup for tonight (all times Eastern).

  • BBC America is showing Alfred Hitchcock movies all night.
  • At 7, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7, then The Grammy Awards.
  • NBC has a new, two-hour Dateline at 7, followed by Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars.
  • FOX has two new episodes of 'Til Death at 7, then new episodes of The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, and American Dad.
  • ESPN2 has more of The Winter X Games at 7.
  • At 7:20, ESPN has The Pro Bowl Game.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Classic.
  • There's a new Big Love on HBO at 9.
  • Food Network has a new Iron Chef America at 9, then a new Worst Cooks in America.
  • TLC has a new Cake Boss at 9.
  • History Channel has a new Ax Men at 9.
  • At 10, Travel Channel has two new episodes of 101 Chowdown Countdown.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Taylor Swift: 'I'd Love to Win a Grammy' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 29th 2010 4:30PM
Taylor Swift, nominated for eight GrammysIt's fitting that Taylor Swift talked to 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM ET on CBS) on the set where 'The Wizard of Oz' was filmed. As she puts it, "I'm not in Nashville anymore." The pop star has won just about every music award except a Grammy, but that will likely change this Sunday, as she's nominated for eight Grammys!

"I would love to know what that felt like some day, and I'm not gonna be picky about it," she said. "I would take any of the eight. I would take one this year or ten years from now. It feels really wonderful to have eight shots at it." Swift will also be performing at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday, Jan. 31, 8PM ET on CBS.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Taylor Swift, Beyonce Set to Perform at Grammys

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Dec 23rd 2009 11:00AM
Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift and Beyonce will lead a star-studded cast of performers at this year's Grammy Awards, the Associated Press reports.

Also scheduled are the Black Eyed Peas, R&B crooner Maxwell and country trio Lady Antebellum when the 52nd Annual ceremony airs January 31 on CBS.

Both Swift and Beyonce are coming off major years, with two ubiquitous singles. Swift's up for 8 nominations, including Song of the Year for her chart-topper 'You Belong With Me.' Her latest album, 'Fearless,' is also up for Best Album of the Year and Best Country Album.

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Grammy Nominations Concert: LL Cool J Covers Black Eyed Peas (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 3rd 2009 3:00PM
LL Cool J hosts CBS' Grammy Nomination Concert LL Cool J hosted last night's 'Grammy Nominations Concert' on CBS. The program might also be known by its alternate title "Squeezing an hour of programming and using the Grammy's as an excuse."

The show heavily featured the Black Eyed Peas and LL felt inclined to pay homage to the group in the only way he can -- through his style of rap.

Watch the video from Daily Drama after the jump.

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What's On Tonight: Grammy Awards, King Of The Hill, How's Your News?

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 8th 2009 4:02PM
  • Desperate HousewivesAt 7, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7, The Grammy Awards.
  • FOX has a new Hole in the Wall at 7.
  • At 8, NBC has a new Dateline, then the miniseries XIII.
  • PBS has a new Nature at 8.
  • There's a new Challenge on Food Network at 8, then a new Ultimate Recipe Showdown.
  • At 8:30, FOX has a new King of the Hill.
  • At 9, HBO has a new Big Love, followed by a new Flight of the Conchords.
  • Showtime has a new episode of The L Word at 8, then new episodes of The United States of Tara and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
  • Also at 9: MTV has four new shows starting: Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, The CollegeHumor Show, Nitro Circus, and How's Your News?
  • At 9:30, FOX has a new American Dad.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Robot Chicken.
  • At 12:30, Cartoon Network has a new Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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CBS giving Couric some primetime specials

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 25th 2009 9:26AM
CBS has had a rocky relationship with their new evening news anchor. The move to hire her after journalist Dan Rather went down in flames like a phoenix blasted out of the sky was heralded as a new dawn without realizing that it sets just as quick.

Couric has earned some respect for her work since Sarah Palin let her stick her brain in a Newton's Cradle and knock it back and forth until her "You betchas" became her "Okie dokies". But the news broadcast is still third in the ratings war and the egg hasn't completely been washed from CBS' face.

So until Palin announces her bid to run for head of Alaska's border patrol to keep those pesky Russians at bay, CBS hopes they can keep what little momentum they have going by doing for Couric what NBC just did for Jay Leno.

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What's On Tonight: Grammy Awards, Iron Chef America, Breaking Bad

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 10th 2008 4:07PM

The Wire

  • At 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, then The Grammy Awards.
  • ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, then new episodes of Extreme Makeover and Brothers and Sisters.
  • There's a new CW Now on The CW at 7.
  • At 8, PBS has a new Nature, then a new Masterpiece.
  • Food Network has a new Challenge at 8, then new episodes of Iron Chef America and Throwdown with Bobby Flay.
  • At 8:30, FOX has a new King of the Hill.
  • At 9, HBO has a new episode of The Wire, then a new Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam.
  • Showtime has a new L Word at 9.
  • At 10, AMC has a new Breaking Bad.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Writers can work on the Grammys

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 29th 2008 10:29AM
The Grammy AwardsOn February 10, the Grammy Awards will be shown on CBS with the benefit of writers. The WGA has agreed to let striking writers work on the awards show.

This year is the 50th telecast of the Grammys and it makes sense that the WGA would permit their members to work on this show. After all, the musicians' union is another union and creating music is still just another form of writing.

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Writers Guild may block the Grammy Awards

by Richard Keller, posted Jan 15th 2008 5:27PM

This may be the scene in front of the Grammy Awards ceremonyThis year's awards season, barely a month old now, has not been a good one for Hollywood. First, the Golden Globes ceremony was reduced to an Access Hollywood special after members of the Writers Guild and Screen Actors Guild boycotted the show. Now, it looks like the Grammy Awards ceremony may also be in trouble.

It is being reported that the striking guild will probably bar its members from working on the February 10th Grammys telecast. Grammy organizers have yet to ask for a waiver allowing for writers to work on the show. However, according to a WGA spokesperson, a waiver grant would be unlikely. There is no word if the WGA will picket the ceremony. If it does, then SAG members will not cross the picket line. This potentially means another exciting 1-hour infotainment special.

I'm sure members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are sweating a bit now.

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Paula Abdul to release greatest hits on May 8

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Mar 30th 2007 12:21PM
Paula AbdulAre you ready for a pop snack? You're in luck because Paula Abdul - Greatest Hits: Straight Up! will be released on May 8, 2007.

The 18-track collection includes all six of Paula's #1 chart-toppers, including: "Forever Your Girl," "Opposites Attract," "Cold Hearted," and "Rush, Rush."

You kiddies might not know this, but back in the old days (the golden years of MTV), long before Paula became the weeping, slurring, iconic Idol judge, she was a chart-topping performer who sold over 30 million records. She also won a Grammy, along with seven MTV Awards, two Emmy Awards, two People's Choice Awards, and two Kids Choice Awards. Not bad for an ex-cheerleader.

Paula proves that you don't have to win American Idol or have the "best voice in the world" to sell a lot of albums.

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Nielsen ratings for the week ending February 11

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 14th 2007 10:44AM
1. American Idol - Tues (FOX)
2. American Idol - Weds (FOX)
3. Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
4. House (FOX)
5. CSI (CBS)
6. Grammy Awards (CBS)
7. CSI: Miami (CBS)
8. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
9. Two and a Half Men (CBS)
10. Deal Or No Deal - Mon (NBC)
11. Criminal Minds (CBS)
12. NCIS (CBS)
13. CSI: NY (CBS)
14. Rules of Engagement (CBS)
15. Survivor (CBS)
16. 60 Minutes (CBS)
17. Extreme Makeover (ABC)
18. Shark (CBS)
19. Law and Order: SVU (NBC)
20. Ugly Betty (ABC)

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