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The clock on the wall says the day is almost over, and the "365 Cute Kitties" page-a-day calendar next to the phone says that 2010 has just about come to a close, so it's time to wrap up and decide where to spent the last few hours of the year (and the first few hours of the new year, of course). Hopefully your holiday week has been restful and happy, and be sure to stay safe while you are having fun over the next couple of days before getting back into the grind next week. So party on, but before you do, be sure to check out any of the big stories you may have missed this week on the MTV Newsroom Blog. We'll see you next year!
» We did a lot of looking back this week (and next week, we'll be doing a ton of looking forward). Though it may not »
- Kyle Anderson
The old crowd really put out for tours this year, making acts like Bon Jovi, AC/DC, and The Eagles some of the top touring shows of the year. Bon Jovi, recently appointed to the White House Council for Community Solutions takes the No. 1 spot. Cougars are the likely demographic to have raised him up as the biggest draw with $201.1 million in ticket sales, surpassing last year's winners, U2.
Second place goes to an Australian band badly in need of throat lozenges, AC/DC, and according to THR, for an inconceivable second year in a row with $177 million in tickets. Their soundtrack contributions to the "Iron Man" franchise couldn't hurt. U2 came up third with a mere $160.9 million, down from their last year high of $311 million.
- Brandon Kim
Washington, D.C. (X17online) - The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors aired last night on CBS and the list of honorees included: Oprah Winfrey, Sir Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman and Bill T. Jones. The John F. Kennedy Center honors five individuals each year who have spent their lives enriching and inspiring others. Jennifer Hudson sang The Color Purple song I am Here in a tribute to Oprah. Steven Tyler, Norah Jones, Dave Groh, Gwen Stefani and No Doubt also attended, with the band covering popular tunes from The Beatles. President Obama said in a speech to the honorees: "Tonight it is my honor to offer them the appreciation of a grateful nation." »
The accepted logic in the music business is that the bottoming out of record sales actually works better for the artists, as they are able to focus on touring (where they tend to take home more money anyway). But if the list of the top-selling concert tours of the year proves anything, it's that said logic might only be true of huge superstar acts who already have massive followings in the first place. The list, compiled by concert tracker Pollstar, puts rock veterans Bon Jovi at the top of the heap with $201.1 million in ticket sales. Fellow veterans AC/DC and U2 followed close behind in second and third place respectively, with Lady Gaga representing the only contemporary star (as well as the only woman) in the mix in fourth place.
Gaga's inclusion is an interesting anomaly, as the rest of the field is made up almost entirely of metaphorical dinosaurs (and, »
- Kyle Anderson
Oprah Winfrey received an award at the 33rd Kennedy Center Honors, broadcast last night, Dec 28.The chat show host was one of five celebrities, along with Sir Paul McCartney, country singer Merle Haggard, Broadway composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones, honored at the event held at the White House in Washington DC.Oprah, who was accompanied by her long-term partner Stedman Graham, and Paul held hands on stage as Us President Barack Obama addressed the crowd, saying the recipients had "given the nation the extraordinary gift of the arts". He added: "Although the honorees on this stage each possess a staggering amount of talent, the truth is, they aren't being recognized tonight simply because of their careers as great lyricists or songwriters or dancers or entertainers. Instead, they're being honored for their unique ability to bring us closer together and to capture something larger about who we are - not just as Americans, »
Last night, the annual Kennedy Center Honors paid tribute to a new batch of entertainment superstars, including Sir Paul McCartney, and the grizzled Merle Haggard. Also being honored was a little talk show host out of Chicago you may have heard of named Oprah Winfrey. Sitting up in the VIP balcony with the leader of the free world and his wife among others, Oprah shook her head as Chris Rock sauntered onto the stage, knowing what was coming. And Rock didn't disappoint. Employing a variation on the "your mama's so fat" snaps, Rock let loose with a couple "Oprah's so rich" jokes that the Harpo head honcho gamely endured. Rock quipped, "Oprah's so rich China owes her money!" And like that, we were at a Friars Club roast. His next zinger was a little racier, and that's when [...] »
Kelsey Grammer has responded to reports about his plans with fiancee Kayte Walsh by confirming an impending wedding -- and he's pushing for a quickie divorce from "Real Housewife" Camille Grammer, 42, so that he and Walsh, 29, can marry as soon as possible. -- Full story at People
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Sir Paul McCartney was made a Kennedy Center honoree by Us president Barack Obama. The star-studded ceremony was taped Dec. 5 and broadcast last night, Dec. 28.The Beatles singer and guitarist was given the award for contributions to American arts and culture, alongside other recipients; talk show host Oprah Winfrey, choreographer Bill T. Jones, composer Jerry Herman and singer Merle Haggard.At a White House reception for the honorees, the President said: "They're being honored for their unique ability to bring us closer together and to capture something larger about who we are." After the reception was a concert paying tribute to the recipients of the awards, hosted at the Kennedy Center in Washington by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which saw stars including No Doubt and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl taking to the stage to perform songs written by Paul. No Doubt performed 'Hello, Goodbye' while Dave performed alongside »
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Five individuals were acknowledged by The Kennedy Center Honors, which aired on Dec. 28 on CBS, including country singer Merle Haggard, dancer Bill T. Jones, composer Jerry Herman, Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney.
Gwen Stefani and No Doubt performed a medley of "Hello Goodbye" and "Penny Lane," while Steven Tyler performed a medley of the final four songs from "Abbey Road," the group's last studio album: "She Came in Though the Bathroom Window," "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight" and "The End." Tyler came back on for the finale performance of "Hey Jude" along with Mavis Staples and James Taylor, who also performed a duet of "Let It Be." Norah Jones and Dave Grohl performed a beautiful duet of "Maybe I'm Amazed. »
Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that a four pack of songs from Paul McCartney, as well as singles from Inhabited and Siouxsie and The Banshees are now available in the Rock Band 3 Music Store for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. The "Celebrating Band on the Run Pack" features "Maybe I.m Amazed," as well as "Band on the Run," "Helen Wheels. and "Let Me Roll It," which features a Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade. Additionally, "Open My Eyes" from Inhabited.s second album, The Revolution, is also now available as is "Cities in Dust" by Siouxsie and The Banshees, which features a Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade. Songs available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3 feature »
- Hector Cortez
Yoko Ono has insisted that she is not responsible for breaking up her late husband John Lennon's band The Beatles. The musician told the Daily Mail that she did not have enough influence to cause the legendary rock band to part ways in 1970. "The Beatles were a group made up of four very complex men, and my small hand could not have broken these men up. They broke up because they had reached an end, but in doing so they all also created new wonderful beginnings," she said. Ono also credited Lennon's bandmate Paul McCartney with patching up her relationship with her husband during a brief split in 1973 by urging both parties (more) »
- By Justin Harp
Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey was among the recipients at the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C., airing Tuesday on CBS at 9:00 Pm Est, and she chatted with "Extra's" Aj Calloway about what the night meant to her.
Dazzling in a Carolina Herrera gown, and lauded by President Obama for helping define American culture through the arts, Oprah sat hand-in-hand with fellow honoree Sir Paul McCartney -- telling Aj before the event, »
Carols From King's
To Cambridge, where a blanket of non-secular cheer warms the stalls of King's College Chapel. While congregants stifle sneezes beneath the late medieval fan vaulting, the 92nd annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols finds apple-cheeked choristers performing traditional favourites including O Come, All Ye Faithful and Once In Royal David's City, and a new commission from veteran Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara.
Peep Show Night
(C4, from 9pm)
An evening devoted to Channel 4's longest-running comedy begins with a documentary charting its rise from "masochistically pure" crania-cam caper to Grade II-listed institution. While Messrs Mitchell, Webb, Bain & Armstrong provide insights, there are classic clips, celebrity interventions and mildly vexing Skype contributions from international fans »
- Sarah Dempster
CharityBuzz.com has seen everything from Lady Gaga's couture costumes to a workout with Hugh Jackman hit the auction block to benefit great causes around the world this year. But nothing compares with the whopping price tags in the Top 15 Celebrity Auctions of 2010 list. These celebrities, and countless more, have helped charitybuzz raise $25 million for charity in 2010.
Jay-z takes the title for highest grossing auction item, beating out former President Bill Clinton, Sir Paul McCartney, Prince William and Robert Pattinson for the number one spot with his $220,000 signed limited edition Audemars Piguet watch to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
While some charitybuzz favorites like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber didn’t make the cut, their continued generosity still made a big impact. Lady Gaga raised more than $125,000 in total on charitybuzz this year, while Bieber raised more than $67,000 by auctioning off tickets and meet and greets along his tour. »
Bill Clinton is reportedly planning a star-studded party for his 65th birthday next year. According to Life & Style, the former president will throw a concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in August 2011 and hopes to secure some of his favourite artists for the event. "He's lining up some of the biggest artists in the world to help celebrate his birthday. His camp is in talks with Paul McCartney, Mary J. Blige, Jay-z and Bruce Springsteen," (more) »
- By Jennifer Still
Chicago – We all know the Super Bowl is all about predictions. Just as it’s about to happen in 2011, many handicappers have already gotten one wrong. The Super Bowl halftime show has been a classic rock lover’s scene over the last half decade. While many expected the same to continue in early 2011, the organizers have thrown us a curveball.
For the younger generation, it’s a pleasant curveball. The Black Eyed Peas have been chosen to perform at Super Bowl Xlv in 2011. They will end the stretch of classic rock and music catering to older generations. It may only be a conspiracy theory, but there are those who believe it’s not a coincidence that we haven’t seen hip-hop acts since 2004.
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Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice
A previous Spy... series had trained elephants plodding around the jungle taking sneaky pics of tigers. This time around, it's the turn of endangered polar bears in the Arctic. With some hi-tech motion-sensitive cameras disguised as icebergs, film-maker John Downer gets up close in the frosty islands off the northern coast of Norway. The results, as you'd expect, are stunning. Wd
Rock & Chips
The second prequel to Only Fools and Horses, set in 1960/61, in which Nicholas Lyndhurst plays the cerebral criminal who, it turns out, fathered Rodney Trotter and reappears in the life of Del Boy's dear old mum for more repressed romance. The Inbetweeners' James Buckley stars as the young Del, flogging imported Buddy Holly »
- Will Dean, David Stubbs, Martin Skegg, Jonathan Wright
Original Bob Dylan lyrics have sold for $422,500. New York auction house Sotheby's had predicted the handwritten document, featuring the words but no musical notation for the legendary singer's 1964 classic 'The Times They Are A-Changin'', would sell for around $128,000 and $193,000 before they went under the hammer at the weekend.Hedge fund manager Adam Sender, who also owns the guitar John Lennon was playing when he met Sir Paul McCartney, beat off four other bidders to win the lot. The lyrics were originally owned by Dylan's friend, singer-songwriter Kevin Krown. The singer's words are not the only piece of musical memorabilia to be sold at auction recently. Earlier this month, a collection of items, including lyrics, costumes and guitars, previously owned by late country star Johnny Cash sold for over $700,000 in Los Angeles, smashing expectations. Darren Julien, President and CEO of Julien's Auctions, who held the sale said: "Johnny Cash is a »
This weekend, Eminem and Lil Wayne will once again share a stage when the pair storm the set of "Saturday Night Live" for that show's final episode of 2010. "Tron: Legacy" and "True Grit" star Jeff Bridges will handle hosting duties, while Slim Shady and Weezy will take the reigns for the musical portions of the show. After a change of structure in last week's show (which saw Paul McCartney perform a whopping five times), the pair will likely just be performing the customary two songs during the course of the evening (perhaps a one-two punch of "No Love" and "Drop the World").
But that leaves a lot of show still hanging around, and you have to figure that both Eminem and Weezy will be integrated into some of the sketches somehow. After all, the man born Marshall Mathers is an actor (he just signed on to play a boxer in »
- Kyle Anderson
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