Last Update on February 12, 2016 08:10 GMT
TAYLOR SWIFT TO OPEN GRAMMYS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Taylor Swift is going to party like it's "1989" at the Grammys. Swift is leading off the awards show Monday with a live performance of a track from her "1989" album. Swift goes into the Grammys with nine nominations, including album of the year for "1989." Look for other Grammy show performances from Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Rihanna, The Weeknd and the Broadway cast of "Hamilton."
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Country is getting some respect at the Grammy Awards. The genre hasn't had an album or song nominated in the top three categories since 2011. But country is coming back strong, thanks to Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town's megahit, "Girl Crush." Stapleton is nominated for album of the year for his debut, "Traveller." LBT's "Girl Crush" earns a nod for song of the year. Little Big Town's "Pain Killer" is nominated for best country album, while "Girl Crush" is also up for best country song and country duo/group performance. Sam Hunt represents country with a nomination for best new artist, a category that usually includes at least one country act. The Grammys will be handed out Monday night in Los Angeles.
LAMAR ODOM MAKES 1ST PUBLIC APPEARANCE AT KAYNE WEST'S FASHSION SHOW
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not often that Kanye West is upstaged. But it was Lamar Odom who was getting a lot of attention at Kanye's New York Fashion Week show yesterday. Odom is Kayne's brother-in-law. Odom was cheered by the crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden. It's the first time Odom's been at a public event since he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel with cocaine in his system last October. Odom was rushed to a hospital in critical condition. He's estranged from wife Khloe Kardashian. But at yesterday's fashion show, Kayne walked Odom to his seat with the Kardashian and Jenner families.
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KAYNE WEST RAPS ABOUT TAYLOR SWIFT
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kayne West might not be done with Taylor Swift yet. He debuted his new album, "The Life of Pablo" during his fashion show yesterday in New York. Entertainment Weekly reports the track "Famous" has the line "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex." Kanye then uses the "B" word to say he made Swift famous. The rapper famously interrupted Swift at the 2009 VMAs, when he was upset that Swift won best video over BeyoncT. Entertainment Weekly says reps for West and Swift did not immediately return requests for comment.
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DRAKE TO BE HONORED BY TORONTO
TORONTO (AP) -- Drake is getting his props for his hometown north of the border. Billboard reports the rapper will be getting the key to the city from Toronto Mayor John Tory. Troy made the announcement on Twitter, saying Toronto "must celebrate our talent & harness it for change."
THE BOSS' BOOK
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Boss has a book deal. Bruce Springsteen is coming out with an autobiography, to be published in the fall. The title is, of course, "Born to Run." It will be released Sept. 27, four days after Springsteen turns 67. In a statement, Springsteen says he will tell his story with "disarming candor" and "show the reader his mind." The memoir is being published by Simon and Schuster. Springsteen is currently on tour, performing his 1980 double album "The River."
009-w-31-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor with music)--The Boss. The Book. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel explains. ((Wrap opens with music)) (12 Feb 2016)
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