A funny mash-up of Auto-Tuned dialogue has become one of the most talked-about moments of the 83rd Academy Awards, and our new favorite movie-inspired music video. Watch the whole thing above, and discover gems from your favorite movies: “I’m a Ball of Light” (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I), “We’re Still Here” (Toy Story 3), “Fishing for Facebook” (The Social Network) and “He Doesn’t Own a Shirt” (Twilight).
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Gwyneth Paltrow delivered a beautiful, heartfelt performance of “Coming Home” at this year's Oscars, the original song from her film Country Strong. The tune was one of the nominees in the Best Original Song category, and Paltrow’s beautiful performance made a strong case for why the ditty deserved to win the statue.
It didn’t, however. Randy Newman won his second Oscar at the 83rd Academy Awards for his original song “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3, which he also performed live on the big stage.
The 83rd Academy Awards was peppered with montages, witty jokes from the evening's hosts and presenters and more than one great musical performance. As a tribute to the five orignal songs nominated for this year's awards, each one was performed live on the huge Oscar stage.
Tangled's “I See the Light” was beautifully crooned by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi. Moore wore a dark blue, feathery ball gown for the number, and still managed to sound even more beautiful than she looked. Their sensational performance, viewable in the video above, was one of the Oscar highlights for the broadcast.
Even Esperanza Spalding was surprised when her name was called at the Grammys as the “Best New Artist” award winner.
Many fans believed the trophy would go to Justin Bieber, but some have become much more vicious in expressing their surprise than others.
Following Spalding’s Grammy upset, upset Justin Bieber followers directed their tweets at Esperanza.
“@ESPESPALDING @THEGRAMMYS Congrats u ppl! U just crushed a 16yr old boys dreams...hope ur proud of urselves! -_- #JustinDeservedIt”
“So, @EspeSpalding just won with less than 10,000 followers on twitter. LOL. Sorry, I must have accidently turned my t.v to Punk'd. #Grammys”
Other commenters got to the point much more quickly. One posts simply reads “@EspeSpalding hate u.”
Hear Bieber’s reaction to all the Twitter melodrama in the video from E! above.
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Katy Perry pulled out all the stops for her Grammy performance Sunday night. While hubby Russell Brand looked on from the audience, the pop star belted out a sweet version of her song “Not Like the Movies.” As she crooned prettily while suspended from a massive length of fabric, her wedding video was projected onto the impressive backdrop.
Perry wed Brand on October 23 in a private ceremony in India, and this is the first chance fans have had to see the big event. In the brief video, you can see the couple’s wedding kiss.
After the sweet performance was over, Perry jumped down from her swing to energetically deliver her banner hit “Teenage Dream.”
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MTV may have decided against using Russell Brand as a three-time host, but the Country Music Association has no problem with three-peats.
On November 10, country music lovers will see llinCarrie Underwood and Brad Paisley center stage at the CMAs once again. The two have been a hosting team at the annual event for the past two years.
“Carrie and Brad have done a tremendous job hosting, and we are very happy to have them back again this year,” Steve Moore, CMA’s Chief Executive Officer, explained about the decision. “They have developed a natural rhythm and have a great rapport with the audience - both in the house and with our fans watching at home. They each have a great sense of humor and timing, which are two essential ingredients for hosting a live awards broadcast.”
The 44th Annual CMA Awards will air live from 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
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Sorry, music lovers. Lady Gaga is here to stay.
The fashion-forward pop star scored a staggering 13 Video Music Awards nods from MTV, more than any other recording artist has ever received. “Bad Romance” is nominated in the Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video categories.
“Telephone” and “Bad Romance” are both nominated in the Video of the Year category, making Gaga the first female artist to have two videos in the group at the same time.
The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET.
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-A&E is going to give you a chance to rock with Dee Snider. The Twisted Sister frontman and his family will be the focus of a new A&E reality series called Growing Up Twisted. The series begins July 27.
-Former Kinks bassist Pete Quaife passed away last Thursday at the age of 66. The group’s co-founded had been undergoing kidney dialysis for over 10 years.
-A rock band from Canada recently made its place in Hollywood. Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were in California on Friday to claim the 2,412th star on the Walk of Fame.
-Despite all their problems, Steven Tyler claims Aerosmith is back on track. “The band has never been better, I’m singing better,” the group’s lead singer claimed. “It’s been beautiful and I realized when I was taking care of my problems that the band is all I really care about.”
-A judge has dismissed a lawsuit Carly Simon filed against Starbucks. The singer had accused the company of failing to promote her new album. (Starbucks backed out of the industry days before her CD was released.)
-Can’t a 16-year-old Canadian pop star get any respect? He may know how to get girls screaming, but Justin Bieber doesn’t know how to win a Juno Award. He was just shut out during this weekend’s ceremony.
-“Operation Save Chris Brown’s Image” has just entered its next phase: Raise money for Haiti. Brown is now scheduled to host “Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action” on May 15 in Richmond.
-May 17’s re-release of Exile on Main Street will feature a number of never-before-heard Rolling Stones tracks including “Plundered My Soul,” “Dancing in the Light,” “Following the River” and “Pass The Wine.” “So Divine (Aladdin Story)” will also be used on the May 2 episode of Cold Case.
Carrie Underwood has just been named Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards.
The singer made history at the Las Vegas ceremony last night after becoming the first woman to win the prestigious accolade twice, beating off competition from Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and the Zac Brown Band.
Upon accepting the honor, Carrie - who was also given a special Triple Crown award in recognition of her scooping Entertainer of the Year, Top Female Vocalist and Top Newcomer in the course of her career - said: “I think I just got make-up all over Brad Paisley... Thank you, God, praise the Lord.”
Trio Lady Antebellum were the big winners at the ceremony, held at the MGM Grand hotel, taking home five prizes, including Song of the Year and Single Record of the Year for their hit “Need You Now” - with both categories giving them two prizes as they also wrote the track.
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