2006 Inductees to Grammy Hall of Fame Announced
The list includes mine own cherished favorite, “Hair”.
There’s plenty more of the old classics to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Grammy show will be broadcast live on Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. ET, on CBS.
Here’s another, more detailed Blogcritics post on this year’s Grammy inductees to the Hall of Fame.
Link to the official Grammy web site.
Original Motion Picture Cast (Gene Kelly),
MGM (1951), Film &TV Soundtracks (Album)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Reprise (1968)
Barbra Streisand Columbia (1963)
Traditional Pop (Album)
Doc Watson, Vanguard (1964)
Bob Dylan, Columbia (1965)
Original Broadway Cast (Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and Robert Goulet)
Columbia (1960),Musical Show (Album)
Artur Rubinstein, RCA Victor (1965)
Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Columbia (1917)
Bessie Smith, Columbia (1923)
Bob Marley &The Wailers, Island/Tuff Gong (1977)
Fred and Adele Astaire accompanied by George Gershwin
English Columbia (1926), Musical Show (Single)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ,(Max Steiner)
MGM (1967), Film &TV Soundtracks (Album)
Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, and The Weavers
Decca (1950) Folk (Single)
Original Broadway Cast, RCA Victor (1968)
Musical Show (Album)
The Carter Family , Victor (1928)
B.B. King, ABC Paramount (1965)
The O'Jays, Philadelphia International (1973)
Jimmy Forrest, United (1952)
Paul Robeson with Paul Whiteman &His Concert Orchestra
Victor (1928) Musical Show (Single)
The Miracles, Tamla (1960)
Anton Karas , London (1950)
Film &TV Soundtracks (Single)
Original Motion Picture Cast (Judy Garland), MGM Records (1956)
Film &TV Soundtracks (Album)
The Ventures, Dolton (1960)
Big Maceo (Merriweather), Bluebird (1941)
Billy Murray, Columbia (1905)
Musical Show (Single)
The Jackson Reality Show
Well with Michael gone off to Bahrain and not paying any of his bills, I’m supposing those leaches in his family need to find some way to make money.
So, according to the New York Daily News, the family has landed a deal for a reality show that will focus on Michael’s nephews.
Get this. The family has old home-video footage of Michael with his three nephews. One, how exploitive can you get? Two, do the Jacksons really think showing Michael, even in horse play, hanging out with three young boys to be such a wise thing?
Bad taste has no limits. Without their meal ticket to exploit in person, the Jackson clan now has to exploit Michael’s history.
Victoria Gotti and her sons. Ozzy Osbourne and his clan. Now Michael Jackson’s kin could be the next family to be featured on a TV reality show.
Michael’s brother Jermaine says he has landed a $7 million deal for a 13-episode reality series, a source close to the family told the New York Daily News.
But so far no network has announced plans to run the series.
The show will focus on the sons of Michael’s brother Tito – Taj, Taryll and TJ, who formed the early 1990s band 3T – as they try to revive their musical career, according to the Daily News.
The family reportedly has old home-video footage showing Michael with his three nephews.
Speaking of New Reality Shows
It sounds to me a bit like Dancing With the Stars meets American Idol. Cowell, the “nasty” judge on the American Idol series, has tentatively sold his idea of having professional singers pair with celebrities not in show-business for a vocal competition.
This could be interesting. Imagine Bill O’Reilly as one contestant. How about, say, a Tom Delay, as one contestant? The stars of favored sitcoms, a few Desperate Housewives perhaps?
From the Hollywoodreporter.com:
Simon Cowell is singing "Duets" with Fox. The network has given a cast-contingent order to an unscripted singing competition series from the "American Idol" star that would have professional singers partnering with celebrities outside of the music business to perform duets in front of a live studio audience. The format, which Cowell sold to U.K.'s ITV last month, features each duo setting a musical theme from which they pick songs to perform in front of a panel of judges, with viewers having the final say in voting off contestants (HR 12/2). Cowell, whose snarky comments as a judge on "Idol" have become a major audience draw for the show, will executive produce "Duets" through his SYCO TV production company but not appear as a judge.
Brad and Angela Jolie to Become Parents
Okay, this is strange. For Jolie has one child by adoption I believe. Brad was, or still is, married to Jennifer Aniston. Brad and Angie date for a while, then Angie announces her pregnancy to a Dominican Republic aid worker of all things.
Yes they will have a pretty baby. Shouldn’t they wait until all prior entanglements are cut and maybe get married or something?
But the world eagerly awaits the results of such a coupling. Besides, it’s good for business.
While they have never confirmed that they are, in fact, dating, the easy-on-the-eyes twosome is expecting their first child together. Which, to us, pretty much means they're more than "just friends."
The baby, who will be the first biological offspring for both Jolie and Pitt, is expected to make its much anticipated entrance into the world this summer.
Jolie first announced news of her pregnancy Monday to an aid worker in the Dominican Republic, where she is on location shooting The Good Shepard, People magazine reports. Pitt's publicist, Cindy Guagenti, confirmed the news to E!
Howard Stern Off on His Own
But will he make it?
The pundits at OpinionJournal.com think not.
Now that Mr. Stern has lost his sparring partners in the hyped censorship brigade, the Lenny Bruce pose won't work so well. Divorced since 1999, today he's just another celebrity who dates a model. Ultimately, he may join the other squatters in lurid corners of the American subculture, selling sex and celebrity, along with freaks and dimwits, in the worst of the Barnum & Bailey tradition.
Myself cannot stand Howard Stern, could never stand Howard Stern, thinks Howard Stern should take his money and stay home. My husband loves the man.
I must ask what yon readers would allow their young children to listen to this shock jock’s raunchy show full of farts and bathroom humor.
Now that’s he got a nice spot on pay radio all is well and good. Let him stay there.
Blind Item Fun
NY Post Page 6 BLIND ITEMS 1/9**
WHICH hunky actor was known as "garbage [bleep]" back in high school? It seems he was willing to sleep with any girl who would let him, no
matter what she looked like . . .
**NY Daily News BLIND ITEM 1/3**
RUSH AND MOLLOY
What dazzling Oscar-winning actress (and mom) is said to have grown intimate with her female business manager ...
Catherine Zeta Jones?
**NY Post Page 6 BLIND ITEM 1/2/06**
WHICH young Tinseltown temptresses can't seem to resist the lure of Bolivian marching powder? We are hearing so many reports these days of pretty young things dabbling in disco dust that we've made a list, which includes: a model, supposedly free of her drug woes, back on the powder, doing lines at Teddy's in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; a stick-thin celebrity, going through a rough time, who is turning to blow for comfort; a soon-to-be single sweetheart being turned on to the drug by her new Hollywood pals; and a social climber who is friend/supplier/fellow user to them all.
“a soon-to-be single sweetheart being turned on to the drug by her new Hollywood pals;- “ Jessica Simpson?
The Alitos and Their Apparel by the WAPO
Frankly we’re a big fan of nasty gossip, particularly when it concerns fashion.
The problem is the Washington Post’s Style reporter Robin Givhan’s fashion critiques are especially brutal and not even close to reality. Well there’s another problem but we’ll deal with that later.
In a recent column Givhan did a critique on the apparel of Sam Alito and his wife’s fashion savvy.
His wife's ensembles varied among casual tan slacks with a sweater, bright red anything, and a brown tweed suit and blouse that seemed to be coordinated with a rigor more commonly found in Garanimals. She liked to accessorize with pearls, gold chains, earrings, bracelets and rings. Sometimes she'd wear this treasure trove of jewelry all at once. She was particularly fond of a brooch that resembled nothing more closely than a half-peeled banana. (It could have been a fleur-de-lis, but only as it might be drawn by a 5-year-old.)
I’ve included the picture because as The Wise I sees it, both Alitos look perfectly fine. Hey, and I watch What Not to Wear all the time! I mean, really Garanimals? Brooches like half-peeled bananas?
But this is not the first time Givhan has written her fine fashion critiques. She viciously attacked John Bolton’s fashion sense during his hearings for nomination to Ambassador to the U.N.
A more vain man would -- ill-advisedly -- dye his mustache, trim it down so that it did not look like it should be attached to geek glasses and a rubber nose, or shave it altogether. But not Bolton. It sits there in all of its 1980s "Magnum, P.I." glory. But Bolton is not Tom Selleck and so the image is more likely to stir thoughts of Wilford Brimley and walruses.
Now John Bolton is no paragon of fashion. I’d bet my last dollar that the man looks pretty much like every other Washington D.C. bureaucrat.
Which brings me to the last pertinent point. Why is it always Republicans/Conservatives on the receiving end of Givhan’s vicious critiques? Are we to assume that all Democrats/Liberals dress marvelously with no need for Givhan’s help?
I have an idea, Ms. Givhan. Take a long gander at John Murtha. He could be the star of What Not to Wear
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