Saturday, January 31, 2009

Taylor Swift Announces The Fearless Tour 2009

A young beauty country singer, Taylor Swift, will launch The Fearless Tour 2009 as her first nationwide tour.

This tour will crosses 52 cities in 38 states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada over the span of six months, beginning February 10 in San Antonio and ending in October 10 in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

At the press release (Jan. 30) that announcing her tour, Swift said "Headlining my own tour is a dream come true." Kelly Picker, the American Idol finalist, will accompany her friend Swift at this our. Big Machine Records, Swift's record label, said that she will play piano and five different guitars at each show.

Swift became the biggest selling singer of 2008 with sales of 4 million copies, mostly of her album "Fearless" and of her 2006 self-titled debut, "Taylor Swift".

The Fearless Tour detail date can be seen at Taylor Swift official site.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Kelly Clarkson Breaking Billboard Record

The 2002's American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, is making a new history for Billboard Record. Her new single, "My Life Would Suck Without You", jump out from the #97 position to the #1 position on Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. This record was breaking Britney Spears’s "Womanizer" record which poking from the #96 position to the #1 position in a week’s time.

"My Life Would Suck Without You" is the first single off Kelly Clarkson's fourth album, All I Ever Wanted, that will be released on March 10. The single also holds the No. 1 spot on the Digital Chart with 279,605 sold in its first week, and it is the third biggest digital song debut for a female artist

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Oscar 2009 - The Nominations for 81st Annual Academy Award

The nominations for the 81st Academy Awards has been announced on January 22, 2009 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis and Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker.

"The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" who lead the nomination with 13 nominations will compete with "Slumdog Millionaire", which got 10 nominations, in Best Picture, Cinematography, Achievement in Directing, Achievement in Film Editing, Music, Achievement in Sound Mixing, and Adapted Screenplay.

Brad Pitt, who got nomination for the best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Best Actor) from "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button", will compete with Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Sean Penn (Milk) and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler).

Meanwhile, for the best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Angelina Jolie, who played in "Changeling" will compete Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married), Melissa Leo (Frozen River), Meryl Streep (Doubt), and Kate Winslet (The Reader).

Go to this page for complete list of 81st Annual Academy Award Nominations

The 81st Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. Hugh Jackman, "X-Men" actor and People's Sexiest Man Alive, will host this 81st Annual Academy Award.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Complete List of The 2009 BRIT Awards Nominations

Here is the complete list of the 2009 BRIT Awards nominations
  1. British Male Solo Artist
    • Ian Brown
    • James Morrison
    • Paul Weller
    • The Streets
    • Will Young

  2. British Female Solo Artist
  3. Duffy
    • Adele
    • Beth Rowley
    • Duffy
    • Estelle
    • MIA

  4. British Breakthrough Act
    • Adele
    • Duffy
    • Last Shadow Puppets
    • Scouting For Girls
    • The Ting Tings

  5. British Group
    • Coldplay
    • Elbow
    • Girls Aloud
    • Radiohead
    • Take That

  6. British Live Act
    • Coldplay
    • Elbow
    • Iron Maiden
    • Scouting For Girls
    • The Verve

  7. British Single
    • Adele - Chasing Pavements
    • Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah
    • Coldplay - Viva La Vida
    • Dizzee Rascal / Harris / Chrome - Dance Wiv Me
    • Duffy - Mercy
    • Estelle Ft Kanye West - American Boy
    • Girls Aloud - The Promise
    • Leona Lewis - Better in Time
    • Scouting For Girls - Heartbeat
    • X Factor Finalists - Hero

  8. MasterCard British Album
  9. Coldplay
    • Coldplay - Viva La Vida
    • Duffy - Rockferry
    • Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
    • Radiohead - In Rainbows
    • The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing

  10. International Album
    • AC/DC - Black Ice
    • Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
    • Killers - Day & Age
    • Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
    • MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

  11. International Male Solo Artist
    • Beck
    • Neil Diamond
    • Jay-Z
    • Kanye West
    • Seasick Steve

  12. International Female Solo Artist
    • Beyonce Knowles
    • Gabriella Cilmi
    • Katy Perry
    • Pink
    • Santogold

  13. International Group
    • AC/DC
    • Fleet Foxes
    • The Killers
    • Kings of Leon
    • MGMT

  14. Critics' Choice
  15. Florence and The Machine

  16. Outstanding Contribution to Music
  17. Pet Shop BoysPet Shop Boys
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

The 2009 BRIT Awards Nominations

The 2009 BRIT Awards is about to begin. It will take place on 18 February at Earl's Court in London and will be presented by Kylie Minogue and U.K. TV comedy stars, James Corden and Matthew Horne. The 2009 BRIT Awards, which equivalent with the American's Grammy Awards, will be sponsored again again by MasterCard. Performers will include U2, Take That, Coldplay, Pet Shop Boy, Kings of Leon and Girls Aloud.

The 2009 BRIT Awards nominations has been announced on Jan 20 at London's Roundhouse. Coldplay and Duffy are dominating for this year's British Awards, which top up nominations for four awards each. Coldplay will also compete for the Best British Group title with Elbow, Girls Aloud, Radiohead and Take That. on Best Intenational Male Solo Artist, Jay-Z will have a stiff competition with his competitor, Beck, Neil Diamond, Kanye West and Seasick Steve.

Outstanding Contribution to Music title will be honored to Pet Shop Boys while the Critics' Choice title will be given to Florence and The Machine.

See the complete list of The 2009 BRIT Awards Nominations here. For tickets see ticketmaster.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009's Induction Ceremony

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation will held 2009's Induction Ceremony on April 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio, where the Hall of Fame and Museum are located. This ceremony returns to Cleveland for the first time since 1997. The 2009 Induction Ceremony will be telecast live on Fuse TV.

The 2009's inductees were chosen are :
  1. Performer Inductees
    • Jeff Beck
    • Little Anthony & the Imperials
    • Metallica
    • Run-D.M.C.
    • Bobby Womack

  2. Early Influence Category Inductee
  3. Wanda Jackson

  4. Sidemen Category Inductees
    • Bill Black
    • DJ Fontana
    • Spooner Oldham
The inductees were chosen by the 600 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. The qualified artists are for those who still exist in rock and roll after 25 years their first record has been released. Each inducted artist will be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland Ohio.

Ticket information for the Induction Ceremony is available here.
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Friday, January 23, 2009

Kelly Osbourne checked into a rehab facility again

Kelly Osbourne, the daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne is reported to have checked into an unnamed rehab facility in Los Angeles for the next four weeks.

According to People magazine, Caroline Barrett, her representative said:"Kelly Osbourne has voluntarily entered a medical facility to address some personal issues. Her family stands by and supports her." quoted mother Sharon Osbourne statement that her daughter will tell about herself after she gets out from the rehab facility. Sharon Osbourne added:"We just pray that everything’s going to be OK."

Kelly Osbourne previously spent time in rehab in 2004 as a result of drug abuse while filming MTV reality show The Osbournes, which focussed in the family life of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, and was admitted to a drug treatment centre in Pasadena, California after a relapse in 2005.

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Iron Maiden's Flight 666

Iron Maiden, a heavy metal band, will be releasing a feature length documentary film. The titled is Flight 666. It's also the name of their specially customised Boeing 757 airliner, which flies them between their last tour.

This plane flown by the band's singer, Bruce Dickinson, who is also a qualified commercial pilot and carried their crew, 12 tons of music and stage equipment around the world to thirteen different countries.

Flight 666 made in association with Banger Productions, EMI Records, Universal (USA) and Arts Alliance Media and will be releasing into cinemas worldwide on April 21st 2009.
Flight 666

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

No Doubt Return For 2009 Summer Tour

Get ready for No Doubt tour this summer.

Although the fixed schedule haven't been announced, the band will play in arenas and amphitheaters across North America. According to their website, they will kick of the tour on May 3, 2009 at Bamboozle Festival - Meadowlands Sport Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The band haven't played live since 2004 and their last studio album was 2001's Rock Steady. "The whole reason for going on this tour was to have fun, try on all our favorite songs again and to get inspired to make new music," No Doubt's Gwen Stefani says. "It feels good to be all together again."

Paramore will be their first opening act on this summer tour and will be shared with the Sounds, Janelle Monae and Bedouin Soundclash. Tickets and VIP passes are on sale now at

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Watch American Idol Online

Don't want to miss every episode of American Idol or the story behind American Idol? Better follow their episode and activities online. Check one of this site to keep update for American Idol
Enjoy it. It's free.
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Grammy Awards 2009

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Feb 8, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The nominations has been announced on Dec 4, 2008 in Los Angeles. The eligible nomination for the Award only for the recordings that released during Oct 1, 2007 and Sept 30, 2008.

Lil Wayne dominating the nominations with eight nominations. Coldplay received seven. Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West each gained six. Alison Krauss, John Mayer, Robert Plant, Radiohead and Jazmine Sullivan received five each. Adele, Danger Mouse, Eagles, Lupe Fiasco, George Strait, and T.I. each received four nominations. Visit for the complete nomination

Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J and 50th GRAMMY Best New Artist nominee Taylor Swift will host this 51st Annual Grammy Awards. Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, John Mayer, and Swift will be included as presenter and performers.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Kids On The Block Cruise Ship Concert

The Kids are back. After 19 years, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Jonathan Knight and Jordan Knight reunite again. They announced their plans for a cruise ship concert to entertain their fans this spring. The cruise will sets sail from Ft. Lauderdale on May 15th then heading the Bahamas.

Not only for the concert, NKOTB fans also be able to meet-and-greets and lounging with the guys. Joey McIntyre said, "We're not going to be drinking pina coladas, we'll be serving them!". Sounds fun for their fans, isn't it.

The cruise ship tickets go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 14. See their official site for further information
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Grateful Dead 2009 Concert Tour

The Grateful Dead was one of the greatest touring bands ever. Even though they rarely charted, the band sold millions of albums and produced legions of loyal fans that followed them from venue to venue.

Four of the surviving members of The Grateful Dead are to regroup for a 19 date US tour later this year. Ratdog keyboardist, Jeff Chimenti, and Allman Brothers Band/Govt Mule guitarist, Warren Haynes will be joining in the concert with original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. Grateful Dead 2009 Concert Tour will be the first official Dead tour since 2004.

Tour dates are scheduled to kick off on April 12 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Among their 19 stops will be shows in New York City (Madison Square Garden), Philadelphia (The Spectrum), Denver (Pepsi Center), and Los Angeles (The Forum). The tour will end near The Dead's hometown of San Francisco - in Mountain View, California on May 10. Ticket presales are set to begin on January 13. Nationwide ticket sales begin on January 23.

Below is the full list of Dead tour dates for the 2009 tour
April, 12 Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
April, 14 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
April, 15 Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
April, 17 Albany, NY - Times Union Center
April, 18 Worcester, MA - DCU Center
April, 19 Worcester, MA - DCU Center
April, 21 Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena
April, 22 Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena @Casey Plaza
April, 24 Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
April, 25 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
April, 26 Hartford, CT - XL Center
April, 28 E. Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
April, 29 E. Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
May, 1 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
May, 2 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
May, 5 Chicago, IL - All State Arena
May, 7 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
May, 9 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
May, 10 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
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Playboy Magazine Offer Jennifer Aniston As Next Cover

Jennifer Aniston's half-naked pose in GQ Magazine attracting Hugh Hefner. He said that Jennifer Aniston suitable for Playboy cover. In Hefner opinion, Jennifer still look sexy even she was 40 years old. "I never seen her as sexiest like this before", said Hefner.

Hefner opinion might be true. Jennifer Aniston's pose in GQ Magazine actually attracting people. In her pose, she just wearing tie and covering her breast using her hand.
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Kara DioGuardi, New Judge on American Idol 2009

As we known before, the American Idol judge consist of Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell dan Randy Jackson. In this 2009 season, a Grammy Awards nominator, Kara DioGuardi, was announced as the fourth judge. The American Idol Executive Produser, Simon Fuller, said "We want to show something new in 2009 Idol season as we add a new judge in that season".

Although she was destined to be an American Idol judge, Kara DioGuardi has also helped Idol winners and contestants with their albums. The stars from American Idol that made DioGuardi’s songs popular include Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Katharine McPhee, Bo Bice, Taylor Hicks, Clay Aiken and David Archuleta. Some of top singer like Faith Hill, Gwen Stephanie, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears have sing Kara DioGuardi's song.
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Monday, January 12, 2009

American Idol 2009 Premiere

Get ready for American Idol 2009.

The premiere will be telecast on Fox this January 13th and 14th. Fans will be greeted with three weeks of auditions featuring tryouts held in East Rutherford, NJ, Jacksonville, FL, Kansas City, MO, Louisville, KY, Phoenix, AZ, Salt Lake City, UT, San Francisco, CA and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 2009 Idol season will continue as follows :
  • Top 36 Semi-Finalists Revealed Wednesday, February 11
  • Voting Begins Tuesday, February 17
  • Top 12 Singers Revealed After Judges’ Wild Card Round Thursday, March 5
  • Top 12 Finalists Perform for First Time Tuesday, March 10
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Golden Globe Winners 2009

The 2009 Golden Globe Awards are the beginning of the awards event in 2009. This 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards had take place on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast airing on NBC. As the final result, here is the winner of The 2009 Golden Globe Awards

Motion Picture - Drama
  • Best Motion Picture - Drama : Slumdog Millionaire
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama : Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama : Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
  • Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy : Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy : Sally Hawkins, "Happy-Go-Lucky"
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy : Colin Farrell – In Bruges
  • Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture : Kate Winslet – The Reader
  • Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture : Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
  • Best Animated Feature Film : Wall-E
  • Best Foreign Language Film : Waltz With Bashir (Israel)
  • Best Director - Motion Picture : Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Best Screenplay - Motion Picture : Slumdog Millionaire
  • Best Original Score - Motion Picture : Slumdog Millionaire
  • Best Original Song - Motion Picture : "The Wrestler" – The Wrestler
  • Best Television Series - Drama : Mad Men (AMC)
  • Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama : Anna Paquin – True Blood (HBO)
  • Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama : Gabriel Byrne – In Treatment (HBO)
  • Best Television Series - Musical Or Comedy : 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy : Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy : Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television : John Adams (HBO)
  • Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television : Laura Linney – John Adams (HBO)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television : Paul Giamatti – John Adams (HBO)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television : Laura Dern – Recount (HBO)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television : Tom Wilkinson – John Adams (HBO)
Cecil B. DeMille Award : Steven Spielberg
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