or


[11/22/11 - 06:30 AM]
Valerie Simpson and Mike Stoller to Join Usher in a Moving Tribute to Songwriters on "The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)"
Plus: R&B/rap star Nicki Minaj and pop singer/songwriter Katy Perry are the first presenters announced for the one-hour special.

[via press release from CBS]

VALERIE SIMPSON AND MIKE STOLLER TO JOIN USHER IN A MOVING TRIBUTE TO SONGWRITERS, ON "THE GRAMMY(R) NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! - COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT(R)"

Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry Set to Present on One-Hour Entertainment Special That Will Announce Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards(R) Live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Nov. 30

Valerie Simpson (of the hit songwriting/performing duo Ashford & Simpson) and Mike Stoller (of the GRAMMY(R)-winning songwriting team Leiber & Stoller) - both of whom lost their longtime songwriting partners this past year (Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber) - will join previously announced seven-time GRAMMY winner Usher in a moving tribute to songwriters on THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! - COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT(R). The special will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

R&B/rap star Nicki Minaj and pop singer/songwriter Katy Perry are the first presenters announced for the one-hour special. The show will also announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees.

Previously announced performers are country artist Jason Aldean, five-time GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga, three-time GRAMMY winner Ludacris, GRAMMY winner Lupe Fiasco, four-time GRAMMY winner Rihanna, GRAMMY-winning duo Sugarland and country music sensation The Band Perry. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J is once again set to host.

In addition to unveiling nominations for the 54th GRAMMY Awards, THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! will feature a special live announcement from an iconic group regarding their historic band reunion set to take place on the GRAMMY stage on Feb. 12, 2012.

The show will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees. This marks the fourth consecutive year that nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television, setting the stage for the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.

Following the one-hour live broadcast, guests will experience an exclusive concert by The Band Perry. Tickets for THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! - COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT are on sale now and are available online at www.nokiatheatrelalive.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800-745-3000.

For discounts on groups of 10 or more, and for more information on VIP packages, visit www.aegtickets.com or call 877-234-8425. A portion of the proceeds from this very special evening will benefit the GRAMMY Museum(R).

The road to Music's Biggest Night begins with THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! and culminates with THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles live on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! - COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. LL COOL J is a producer.

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy(R) is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/thegrammys, and a YouTube channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.





  [november 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
Starting Friday, Your Favorite Films Written and Directed by Albert Brooks Are Available in the U.S.
The films include: Defending Your Life, which marks its 25th anniversary this year; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World; Lost in America; Modern Romance; Mother; The Muse; and Real Life.

[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
Cartoon Network Studios Connects Rising Talent with Mentors in Inaugural 3-Day Animation Jam, July 9-11
This 3-day animation jam continues the tradition of Cartoon Network's widely-recognized, artists-first approach in developing and discovering fresh and innovative content across all platforms.

[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner and Marine Corps Veteran Gene Hackman Narrates Iwo Jima Film for Smithsonian Channel(TM)
The one-hour special provides new evidence and analysis proving that U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. and Purple Heart recipient Harold Schultz was one of the flag raisers in Joe Rosenthal's iconic Iwo Jima photo on Mount Suribachi.

[06/30/16 - 08:45 AM]
AMC's Critically Acclaimed Series "Halt and Catch Fire" Leaves Texas Behind for the Big Leagues of Silicon Valley
The series will return for season three on Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[06/30/16 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demo Race with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[06/30/16 - 08:36 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer #2 for "Stranger Things"
All episodes debut globally on Netflix Friday, July 15.

[06/30/16 - 08:12 AM]
Giada De Laurentiis Celebrates Her Family's Homeland and Food Traditions in New Episodes of "Giada in Italy"
Each episode celebrates Giada's beloved family, and she shares cherished stories and memories along with favorite recipes and food traditions.

[06/30/16 - 08:00 AM]
Adam Wingard's "Death Note" for Netflix Starts Principal Photography
Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the film follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power.

[06/29/16 - 03:36 PM]
New Updated "Lost in Space" Series Coming Exclusively to Netflix
Reimagined by feature writing team Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, with Zack Estrin showrunning, the series will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2018.

[06/29/16 - 02:03 PM]
Video: Netflix's "BoJack Horseman" Season Three Mane Trailer Is Here!
The season three trailer for "BoJack Horseman" is here and BoJack is a bona fide movie star!

[06/29/16 - 02:00 PM]
Syfy Renews Original Drama Series "12 Monkeys" for Third Season
The series wraps its sophomore run on Monday, July 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/29/16 - 01:34 PM]
VH1 Greenlights New Late Night Talk Show with Host Marc Lamont Hill
CNN commentator and BET News host Marc Lamont Hill will anchor the weekly series delivering VH1's pop culture spin on the hottest entertainment news and gossip.

[06/29/16 - 12:28 PM]
Golf Channel Posts Most-Watched Second Quarter Ever
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/29/16 - 12:06 PM]
AMC Renews "Preacher" for an Expanded Second Season
The Sony Pictures Television-AMC Studios co-production is the #2 new series on cable this year among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

[06/29/16 - 11:40 AM]
LMN Debuts Drama Series "Blue: A Secret Life," Starring Julia Stiles on July 8
The project was originally commissioned in the US as "Blue," a three-season, short-form series for online channel WIGS.