The wrath of the writers strike was able to reduce the Golden Globes to a Billy Bush-laden press conference.
Now, the strike by the Writers Guild of America (WGA), currently in its 12th week, threatens to wreak similar havoc on the 50th annual Grammy Awards, according to Ad Age. The Grammys presentation is set for February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS.
The WGA is asking artists and musicians who are members of the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) to skip the Grammys, a move intended to reduce the event's star power and thus viability. The WGA used a similar tactic last weekend to force the glitzy Golden Globes to be scaled back dramatically.
"WGA has informed us that this is struck work and they expect to have a picket line in place," SAG said yesterday in a ...Read more
The best in popular music gathered at Los Angeles' Staples Center tonight for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, the country's biggest trophy show for all things pertaining to tunes. And while the night was memorable for all the top names gathered there, it was also memorable for a pair that never made it.
The defiant Dixie Chicks dominated the 49th annual Grammy Awards tonight, garnering all five awards for which they were nominated and sweeping the album, record, and song of the year categories.
The awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, marked a triumph for the group, which was criticized and abandoned by much of country radio following singer Natalie Maines' criticism of President Bush in 2003.
"I, for the first time in my life, am speechless," Maines said in accepting the song of the year award. She thanked bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison "for sticking by me...I told you I'd take you to the Grammys."
The night saw several other artists land multiple awards, with Red Hot Chili Peppers nabbing four, including best rock album for Stadium Arcadium. Mary J. Blige, who led all nominees coming into the event with eight, grabbed three awards in the ...Read more
Sunday night's The 49th Annual Grammy Awards scored the best ratings the awards show has seen in years, earning and 8.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 20.1 million viewers overall, ccording to Nielsen Research. That's 15 percent better than it did last year, when the telecast was up against American Idol on a Wednesday.
CBS took the nightly crown by a wide margin. ABC, Sunday's usual champ, did well with Desperate Housewives, in at a 7.1 with 18.1 million viewers overall.
At 8 p.m., CBS scored an 8.3 rating for the first hour of the Grammys, while ABC took a 6.2 for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Fox earned a combined 3.5 average for The Simpsons and The King of the Hill. NBC scored a 2.0 for reality show Grease: You're The One That I Want, and the ...Read more