December 5, 2008 |
Anytime the Grammys get anything right, it's cause for a minor celebration. And at least three good reasons to start a party were revealed when the Recording Academy released its 110-category nomination list Wednesday night, after a first-ever one-hour telecast on CBS called Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! The first commendable headline is that the most nominated artist, with eight, is Lil Wayne. Tha Carter III, the new album from the New Orleans rapper born Dwayne Carter Jr., is the biggest seller of the year, but the deranged and dreadlocked MC's abundant talents are of more of a, shall we say, rambunctious variety than the Grammys are in the habit of rewarding.
March 19, 2013 |
WHYY has awarded Terry Gross of Fresh Air with its 12th annual Lifelong Earning Award. At the May 2 gala at WHYY, NPR's Scott Simon will chat with Terry. Oz the Great and Powerful led weekend box office again, earning $42.2 mil, outdistancing Halle Berry's The Call, at $17.1 mils. Lil Wayne remains in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. after multiple seizures last week. More tax liens for O.J. Simpson. State and local, his bill's now at $580,000.
April 29, 2011
TOP SONGS 1. "E.T.," Katy Perry with Kanye West. 2. "Rolling in the Deep," Adele. 3. "Just Can't Get Enough," the Black Eyed Peas. Interscope. 4. "S&M," Rihanna. 5. "Down On Me," Jeremih with 50 Cent. 6. "The Lazy Song," Bruno Mars. 7. "On the Floor," Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull. 8. "Look At Me Now," Chris Brown with Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes. 9. "Blow," Ke$ha. 10. " . . . You (Forget You)," Cee Lo Green. TOP ALBUMS 1. "21," Adele.
October 3, 2009 |
Date for Lil Wayne Some folks should never get on roller skates. Some should never get on a plane. And maybe Lil Wayne should, like, avoid buses. His trial on felony drug and weapons charges is set for March in Yuma, Ariz. In January 2008, the New Orleans hip-hop popster and MC had his bus searched at a Border Patrol checkpoint east of Yuma. Police doggies allegedly sniffed out a lot of nuh-uh like cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, a pistol, and $22,000 in cash. LW has pleaded not guilty.
November 28, 2006 |
Got a handful of stacks, better grab an umbrella I make it rain, I make it rain - Fat Joe with Lil' Wayne Just before 1:30 a.m., Jim Jones growled the hook of his hit, "We Fly High," to the excited hip-hop aficionados packed in Pinnacle nightclub. Suddenly, $5 and $1 bills fluttered through the air near a sunken bar in the back of the club. While the men (and some women) remained aloof, other women ignored the constrictions of their tight club clothes, diving to the floor.
September 11, 2012 |
Barbados-born singer Rihanna , smokin' hot from Thursday night's MTV Video Music Awards, brings her "Diamonds World Tour" to the Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 p.m. March 14. Tickets go on sale Saturday, so get 'em or get the heck out!!!! She was last at Wells Fargo in July 2011. Which of her accomplishments shall we list? Her Moonman award for vid of the year at the VMAs? Or "We Found Love," inescapable this summer, 10 weeks at No. 1? The thing she does most is shock. She's got this new tattoo of Isis , purportedly in honor of her grandma, Clara "Dolly" Braithwaite, who departed this vale on July 1. Where is this memorial tat?