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Steven Escobar of Diversity News Magazine to Cover 2011 American Music Awards and Wearing Kevin James Fashion

Steven EscobarOur own Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine to attend American Music Awards 2011 and wear Kevin James Fashion inspired by The King of Pop Michael Jackson.

On Wednesday, November 16 2011 Diversity News Publications, publisher of Diversity News Magazine, announced that Executive Editor-In-Chief Steven Escobar has been approved for the 2nd year in a row to cover the 2011 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Steven Escobar will represent Kevin James designs at the event.

“I am so honored and thrilled to be covering, for the second time, such an amazing and prestigious event, where big celebrities will shine; at the same time, I am very proud to showcase Kevin James designs which are inspired by Michael Jackson- The King of Pop,” said Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine.

Steven Escobar will keep his fans up-to-date on Twitter and FB, uploading photos on Diversity News Twitter and Facebook fan page on the day of the event.

Dr. Mark Valinsky President of Valinsky Media Group said “Congratulations to you, Steven Escobar and Diversity News for being accredited to cover the prestigious 2011 American Music Awards. Well done! Continue and stay with quality organizations and “A” list events and people. Always associate with the best! Best wishes.”

“Congratulations on covering the 2011 American Music Awards Steven Escobar! I can’t wait to hear your report on this event!” said Recording Artist Fawn.

Motivational speaker and author of Pulitzer Prize memoir entry “Out of the Transylvania Night,” Aura Imbarus, PhD said “There is one and very important moment coming up, and that’s the 2011 American Music Awards. And what a better choice to cover the event than Steven Escobar, the Editor-in-Chief of Diversity News Magazine! Congrats, Steven!!! A very well deserved honor!”

After the event, Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News TV will be posting for all their loyal readers and viewers Steven Escobar’s coverage, including photos and videos while distributing the clips to other media outlets for publishing.

“I want to congratulate and give my best wishes to the distinguished gentleman of the media Esteban “Steven” Escobar and Diversity News Magazine for being credentialed once again to cover the 2011 American Music Awards, and I know that it will be a wonderful coverage of the event.” said actress Thushari Jayasekera.

Photos of Steven Escobar wearing Kevin James design will be also posted on DiversityNewsMagazine.Com, DiversityNewsPublications.Com, Worldwidevitalpr.diversitynewspublications.com and other online sites.

About Esteban “Steven” Escobar: Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an American journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist and philantropist. Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online consumer news magazine that is visited by more than a million visitors per month while growing each day. Esteban Steven Escobar is also the President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia and public relations firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises and an affiliate of The Diversity News Family of Companies. Steven Escobar is also the official Hollywood and Los Angeles County Events Examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Associated Content. Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities, and since 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. In 2011, Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the City of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.stevenescobar.blogspot.com/ or http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4164655/

About Diversity News Magazine: Is an award winning consumer news magazine covering News, Entertainment, Features, Awards, Sports, Events and much more. It is another venue for advertisers to advertise their products or services on the Classified and Display pages. The purpose of the magazine is to educate and inform its diverse community world wide and focusing on local, national, and international News, Entertainment, Features, Sports and, more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our audience. In 2009, Diversity News was nominated for The Wake Up Award, The WEHO Awards and on April 2011 received Exoti Media Award. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewsmagazine.com/

About Designer Kevin James: Kevin James’ quite literally a man for all seasons; he is a designer, who began his fashion design career when he moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast in 1980. With his unique style and attention to details, Kevin has thrilled his list of clients including celebrities such as The Jackson’s, Slash, Leeza Gibbons. Kevin worked on Michael Jackson’s “This is it”. Kevin is known for creating hot fresh new looks for any season, but special occasions and events are his specialty. Kevin’s use of unique fabric combinations and precision tailoring ensure that his customers receive the best quality comfort and fit. His love of the past and his hope and vision of the future will keep this designer extraordinaire in the favor of people for years to come. Kevin has received the prestigious award in 2005-2006 Prime time Emmy Awards Honor from Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and nominated for 2010 NAACP Award for best costumes in a play “Bonita and Billie, a stage play about the life of Billie Holiday.  For your custom designed men & women costumes and wardrobe rentals contact Kevin James designs at http://kevinjamesfashion.com

About Diversity News Publications: Founded in 2003 Diversity News Publications, is a news/entertainment multimedia and public relations firm specialized in Advertising, Design, Marketing, Printing & Public Relations services who combines all sources in one. Diversity News Publications is the publisher of Diversity News Magazine and owns Diversity News TV, Diversity News Radio, Diversity News Productions and many more. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewspublications.com and www.diversitynewspublications.blogspot.com/

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Editor’s Note: Story was first published on our magazine at: http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/2011/11/steven-escobar-of-diversity-news-magazine-to-cover-2011-american-music-awards-and-wearing-kevin-james-fashion/

Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber, Simon Cowell Forbes Magazine 100 World Most Powerful Celebrities of 2011

Justin BieberOn Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Forbes.com (magazine) released The 100 World Most Powerful Celebrities for year 2011.

Once again from last year Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Tiger Woods, Johnny Depp, U2 made it to the list. New comer to the list Justin Bieber.
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Forbes (forbes.com) magazine selected 100 but Diversity News Magazine is unique and our editorial team decided to select the top 25 powerful entertainment celebrities. Last year we selected the top 10 powerful entertainment celebrities.


Please tell us what you think about our exclusive selection.

Here is our featured list of the Top 25 World Most Powerful Celebrities:

Rank Name Pay Money
Rank
TV/Radio
Rank
Press
Rank
Web
Rank
Social
Rank
1 Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

$90M 8 3 2 1 1
2 Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

$290M 1 1 7 13 13
3 Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

$53M 24 4 8 2 3
4  U2

U2

$195M 2 59 10 16 17
5 Elton John

Elton John

$100M 7 18 19 28 54
6 Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

$75M 14 6 5 40 38
7 Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

$45M 33 14 45 6 6
8 Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

$125M 4 63 49 44 12
9 Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

$90M 8 22 17 62 74
10 Lebron James

Lebron James

$48M 29 2 6 27 20
Rank Name Pay Money
Rank
TV/Radio
Rank
Press
Rank
Web
Rank
Social
Rank
11 Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

$30M 61 16 12 4 71
12 Katy Perry

Katy Perry

$44M 38 20 15 3 4
13 Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

$50M 27 33 20 22 26
14 Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

$53M 24 24 14 34 18
15 Leonardo Dicaprio

Leonardo Dicaprio

$77M 12 55 27 45 40
16 Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas

$61M 20 41 31 16 11
17 Donald Trump

Donald Trump

$60M 22 5 38 15 57
18 Dr. Phil Mcgraw

Dr. Phil Mcgraw

$80M 11 30 73 80 48
19 Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

$130M 3 71 83 82 27
20 Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

$67M 18 45 25 47 52
Rank Name Pay Money
Rank
TV/Radio
Rank
Press
Rank
Web
Rank
Social
Rank
21 Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

$28M 64 25 39 19 78
22 Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

$107M 6 68 42 61 85
23 Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh

$64M 19 19 69 71 56
24 Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest

$61M 20 32 78 70 29
25 Roger Federer

Roger Federer

$47M 30 48 1 64 23

For the complete list you can visit Forbes Magazine at http://www.forbes.com/wealth/celebrities/list or look for the magazine in your newsstands.

Source: Forbes.com
Photo credit to: Allen Berezovsky / StarPicsToday

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all and we hope this rich powerful people can share part of the pie with needed hard working Americans. Dear celebrities do not forget the we support everything you do and that is why you are on the level now.

People’s Choice Awards 2011 Nominees Announced

November 12, 2010 by  
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People's Choice Awards 2011On November 9, 2010 the People’s Choice Awards 2011 Nominees were announced at The London West Hollywood Hotel by Malin Akerman (“27 Dresses,” “Watchmen”), Michael Chiklis, (“No Ordinary Family”), Zachary Levi (“Chuck”), AnnaLynne McCord (“90210”), Jeff Probst (“Survivor”), Audrina Patridge (“The Hills”) along with host Queen Latifah and Executive Producer Mark Burnett.


The winners will be announced via broadcast of People’s Choice Awards 2011 from the Nokia Theater, L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Tickets to the awards show are now available for fans to purchase through Ticketmaster. Voting begins today at www.PeoplesChoice.com for all 44 categories and will end on Dec. 7, 2010, except for “Favorite New TV Drama” and “Favorite New TV Comedy” which will remain open for voting until night of show.

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The list of potential nominees for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011 were determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music sales, input from our media partners and E-Score Celebrity. This process generated the top 12 candidates per category. Fans picked their favorites at www.PeoplesChoice.com to generate the final list of nominees for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011. Fans had the option to write in their favorites not included among the provided candidates. All new network shows currently on air are eligible in the categories of “Favorite New TV Drama” and “Favorite New TV Comedy;” the top 5 will be announced Dec. 8, 2011.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011 Nominees:

MOVIES:

Favorite Movie
Alice In Wonderland
Inception
Iron Man 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Toy Story 3

Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp
Leonardo DiCaprio
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Pattinson
Taylor Lautner

Favorite Movie Actress
Angelina Jolie
Jennifer Aniston
Julia Roberts
Katherine Heigl
Kristen Stewart

Favorite Action Movie
Iron Man 2
Kick-Ass
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Robin Hood
Salt

Favorite Action Star
Angelina Jolie
Bradley Cooper
Jackie Chan
Jake Gyllenhaal
Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Drama Movie
Alice in Wonderland
Dear John
Inception
The Social Network
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Favorite Family Movie
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Shrek Forever After
The Karate Kid
Toy Story 3

Favorite Comedy Movie
Date Night
Easy A
Grown Ups
Sex and the City 2
Valentine’s Day

Favorite Comedic Star
Adam Sandler
Drew Barrymore
Steve Carell
Tina Fey
Will Ferrell

Favorite On-Screen Team
Date Night (Tina Fey & Steve Carell)
Inception (Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy & Dileep Rao)
Iron Man 2 (Robert Downey Jr. & Don Cheadle)
The Karate Kid (Jackie Chan & Jaden Smith)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner)

Favorite Movie Star Under 25 presented by Moviefone
Emma Watson
Kristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson
Vanessa Hudgens
Zac Efron

Favorite Horror Movie (New! Voted in by fans)
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Let Me In
Resident Evil: Afterlife
The Crazies
The Last Exorcism

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Drama
Gossip Girl
Grey’s Anatomy
House
The Good Wife
The Vampire Diaries

Favorite TV Drama Actor
Chace Crawford
Hugh Laurie
Ian Somerhalder
Patrick Dempsey
Taye Diggs

Favorite TV Drama Actress
Blake Lively
Julianna Margulies
Kate Walsh
Lisa Edelstein
Sandra Oh

Favorite TV Comedy
Glee
How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory
Two and a Half Men

Favorite TV Comedy Actor
Alec Baldwin
Jim Parsons
Matthew Morrison
Neil Patrick Harris
Steve Carell

Favorite TV Comedy Actress
Alyson Hannigan
Courteney Cox
Eva Longoria Parker
Jane Lynch
Tina Fey

Favorite Competition Show
American Idol
America’s Got Talent
Dancing With The Stars
Hell’s Kitchen
So You Think You Can Dance

Favorite TV Crime Drama
Bones
Criminal Minds
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Lie To Me
NCIS

Favorite TV Crime Fighter (New! Voted in by fans)
Emily Deschanel (Bones)
Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Mark Harmon (NCIS)
Simon Baker (The Mentalist)
Tim Roth (Lie to Me)

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
Fringe
Smallville
Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries
True Blood

Favorite Talk Show Host
Chelsea Handler
Conan O’Brien
Ellen DeGeneres
George Lopez
Oprah Winfrey

Favorite TV Obsession
Burn Notice
Dexter
Pretty Little Liars
True Blood
White Collar

Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure
Jersey Shore
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Tosh.O

Favorite TV Guest Star
Betty White on Community
Britney Spears on Glee
Carrie Underwood on How I Met Your Mother
Demi Lovato on Grey’s Anatomy
Neil Patrick Harris on Glee

Favorite TV Doctor (New! Voted in by fans)
Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh)
Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey)
Gregory House (Hugh Laurie)
James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard)
Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo)

Favorite TV Family (New! Voted in by fans)
The Griffins on Family Guy
The Harpers on Two and a Half Men
The Pritchetts/Dunphys on Modern Family
The Scavos on Desperate Housewives
The Simpsons on The Simpsons

Favorite Family TV Movie
Beauty & the Briefcase
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
iCarly: iPsycho
Revenge of the Bridesmaids
Starstruck

Favorite TV Chef presented by DinnerTool.com
Bobby Flay
Gordon Ramsay
Jamie Oliver
Paula Deen
Rachael Ray

Favorite New TV Comedy
$#*! My Dad Says
Better With You
Mike & Molly
No Ordinary Family
Outsourced
Raising Hope
Running Wilde

Favorite New TV Drama
Blue Bloods
Chase
Detroit 1-8-7
Hawaii Five-0
Hellcats
Law and Order: Los Angeles
Nikita
The Defenders
The Event

MUSIC:

Favorite Male Artist
Eminem
Enrique Iglesias
Michael Buble
Tim McGraw
Usher

Favorite Female Artist
Carrie Underwood
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
P!nk
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song
Airplanes by B.O.B featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore
California Gurls by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
Love The Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna
OMG by Usher featuring Will.i.am
Telephone by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce

Favorite Rock Band
Daughtry
Linkin Park
Maroon 5
Nickelback
Paramore

Favorite Breakout Artist
B.o.B.
Bruno Mars
Justin Bieber
Ke$ha
Selena Gomez & the Scene

Favorite Pop Artist
Beyonce
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
P!nk
Rihanna

Favorite Country Artist
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Taylor Swift

Favorite R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Beyonce
Mary J. Blige
Ne-Yo
Usher

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
Drake
Eminem
Jay-Z
Ludacris
Snoop Dogg

Favorite Music Video presented by VEVO
Baby by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
Love The Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna
Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
Telephone by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce
Waka Waka by Shakira featuring Freshlyground

ONLINE:

Favorite Online Sensation presented by Wonderwall.com
Alicia Keys
Betty White
Jimmy Fallon
Katy Perry
Teri Hatcher

Favorite Viral Video Star presented by Wheat Thins
Giant Double Rainbow
Greyson Chance “Paparazzi”
Madison Square Park Proposal
“Single Ladies” Devastation
Tarp Surfing

Keeping Up with the KardashiansABOUT PEOPLE’S CHOICE:
Now in its 37th year, the People’s Choice Awards celebrate fan favorites in music, movies and television. The People’s Choice website at www.PeoplesChoice.com serves as a year-round destination for entertainment enthusiasts to voice their opinions on pop culture by voting in and creating polls and features an extensive video archive and photo gallery of People’s Choice Awards footage. PeoplesChoice.com houses the voting platform where fans determine the categories, nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and the awards show is produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc. [NYSE:PG], which is represented by MediaVest Worldwide, Inc., supervisors of the production. Queen Latifah is the host of PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011 and Mark Burnett is the Executive Producer.


ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Mark Burnett is a producer of primetime television, cable and the internet, and has produced over 1,200 hours of television programming which regularly air in over 70 countries around the world. Burnett has revolutionized television with continuing hits such as “Survivor” (CBS), “The Apprentice” (NBC), and the now syndicated “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” (FOX).

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Burnett has produced the MTV Movie Awards along with Audrey Morrissey for four years. In 2010, Mark and Audrey teamed up again when they took on People’s Choice for the first time. Audrey Morrissey is another prolific producer of television, cable and internet programming. A veteran of MTV, she and her company “Live Animals” now produce specials and series domestically and internationally. She once produced an outdoor concert in a Mexican jungle in the middle of a hurricane and has done over 100 specials including the People’s Choice Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, Kenny Chesney’s “Back Where I Come From”, CMT Crossroads, The CMT Music Awards, Latin VMA’s and the upcoming CMT Artists of the Year and Independent Spirit Awards.
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For more information about the show visit: at www.PeoplesChoice.comwww.myspace.com/peopleschoiceawards and http://www.peopleschoice.com/trophy2011
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Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, James Cameron & U2 Top 10 World Most Powerful Celebrities Of 2010

June 28, 2010 by  
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Forbes.com reported on June 28, The 100 World Most Powerful Celebrities for year 2010.

Forbes magazine selected 100 but Diversity News is unique and we are selecting the top ten power ful entertainment celebrities.

Please tell us what you think about this selection.

Here we will share with you the Top 10 World Most Powerful Celebrities.

#1 Oprah Winfrey                  Earnings                       Money Rank     
Last year 2009 Rank: 2            $315 Millions                    1

#2 Beyoncé Knowles             $87 Millions                      11
2009 Rank: 4

#3 James Cameron               $210 Millions                      2
2009 Rank: No Rank

#4 Lady Gaga                             $62 Millions                      22
2009 Rank: No Rank

#5 Tiger Woods                        $105 Millions                     7
2009 Rank: 5

#6 Britney Spears                  $64 Millions                        20
2009 Rank: 13

#7 U2
2009 Rank: No Rank                  $130 Millions                     3

#8 Sandra Bullock                 $56 Millions                          25
2009 Rank: 92

#9 Johnny Depp                     $75 Millions                          14
2009 Rank: No Rank

#10 Madonna                           $58 Millions                           24
2009 Rank: 3






For the complete list you can visit Forbes Magazine at http://www.forbes.com/lists/2010/53/celeb-100-10_The-Celebrity-100.html
Source: Forbes.com Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all and we hope this rich powerful people can share part of the pie with needed hard working Americans. Dear celebrities do not forget the we support everything you do and that is why you are on the level now.


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36th Annual People’s Choice Awards, 2010 Winners

January 7, 2010 by  
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peopleOn Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, The 36th Annual People’s Choice Awards 2010 were awarded and broadcast live from the Nokia Theater, L.A. Live. from (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2010 was hosted by Queen Latifah and produced by Mark Burnett.

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Here is the complete list of all the Winners only

Favorite MOVIE ACTOR
Johnny Depp

Favorite MOVIE ACTRESS
Sandra Bullock

Favorite ACTION STAR
Hugh Jackman

Favorite COMEDIC STAR
Jim Carrey

Favorite BREAKOUT MOVIE ACTRESS
Miley Cyrus

Favorite BREAKOUT MOVIE ACTOR
Taylor Lautner

Favorite ON-SCREEN TEAM
The Twilight Saga

Favorite INDEPENDENT MOVIE
Inglourious Basterds

Favorite COMEDY MOVIE
The Proposal

Favorite MOVIE
Twilight

Favorite TV DRAMA
House

Favorite TV COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory

Favorite TV DRAMA ACTOR
Hugh Laurie

Favorite TV DRAMA ACTRESS
Katherine Heigl

Favorite TV COMEDY ACTOR
Steve Carell

Favorite TV COMEDY ACTRESS
Alyson Hannigan

Favorite TV OBSESSION
True Blood

Favorite COMPETITION SHOW
American Idol

Favorite MALE ARTIST
Keith Urban

Favorite FEMALE ARTIST
Taylor Swift

Favorite COUNTRY ARTIST
Carrie Underwood

Favorite BREAKOUT MUSIC ARTIST
Lady Gaga

Favorite ROCK BAND
Paramore

Favorite MUSIC COLLABORATION
Run This Town

Favorite R&B ARTIST
Mariah Carey

Favorite POP ARTIST
Lady Gaga

Favorite NEW TV DRAMA
The Vampire Diaries

Favorite NEW TV COMEDY
Glee

Favorite ANIMAL SHOW
Dog Whisperer

Favorite WEB CELEB
Ashton Kutcher

Favorite FAMILY MOVIE
Up

Favorite FRANCHISE
The Twilight Saga

Favorite TALK SHOW
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Favorite SCI-FI/FANTASY SHOW
Supernatural

Favorite HIP-HOP ARTIST
Eminem


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To view the Winners and Nominees you can visit: http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/awards/nominees/index.jsp For more information about the show you can visit People’s Choice website at http://www.peopleschoice.com/

Sources: CBS.COM & PeoplesChoice.Com

Editor Note: Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees.

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BEYONCÉ & TAYLOR SWIFT Leads The 52ND Annual Grammy Awards Nominees

December 3, 2009 by  
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grammyThe Recording Academy® announced on December 2, 2009 the nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards.

For the second year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®.” The one-hour special — was broadcast live on CBS from Club NOKIA at L.A LIVE — featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well as performances by the Black Eyed Peas, DJ/producer David Guetta, Maxwell, Nick Jonas & The Administration, Sugarland, and host LL COOL J. Presenters included Linkin Park, George Lopez, Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Ringo Starr, T-Pain, and Dwight Yoakam.

Beyoncé tops the nominations with 10, Taylor Swift garners eight, and the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, and Kanye West each earn six nods. Guetta, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga receive five each; and Colbie Caillat, Michael Giacchino, Kings Of Leon, John Newton, RedOne, Bruce Springsteen, T-Pain, and Keith Urban each have four nominations.

The nominations this year truly reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence in their respective fields,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.  He concluded “Once again, the GRAMMY Awards process has yielded a well-rounded and diverse group of impressive nominees across multiple genres. Coupled with the second year of our primetime nominations special, which featured stellar performances by past GRAMMY winners and nominees, the road to Music’s Biggest Night and the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in January is off to an exciting start.”

The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Jan. 31, 2010, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live by CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

The following is a partial sampling of nominations in 109 categories from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields:

GENERAL FIELD

Album Of The Year:

I Am…Sasha Fierce — Beyoncé

The E.N.D. — The Black Eyed Peas

The Fame — Lady Gaga

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King — Dave Matthews Band

Fearless — Taylor Swift

 

Record Of The Year:

“Halo” — Beyoncé

“I Gotta Feeling” — The Black Eyed Peas

“Use Somebody” — Kings Of Leon

“Poker Face” — Lady Gaga

“You Belong With Me” — Taylor Swift

 

Best New Artist:

Zac Brown Band

Keri Hilson

MGMT

Silversun Pickups

The Ting Tings

 

Song Of The Year:

“Poker Face” — Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

“Pretty Wings” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” — Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)

“Use Somebody” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)

“You Belong With Me” — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

POP FIELD

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“I Gotta Feeling” — The Black Eyed Peas

“We Weren’t Born To Follow” — Bon Jovi

“Never Say Never” — The Fray

“Sara Smile” — Daryl Hall & John Oates

“Kids” — MGMT

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:

“Sea Of Heartbreak” — Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen

“Love Sex Magic” — Ciara & Justin Timberlake

“Lucky” — Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” — Willie Nelson & Norah Jones

“Breathe” — Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat

Best Pop Vocal Album:

The E.N.D. — The Black Eyed Peas

Breakthrough — Colbie Caillat

All I Ever Wanted — Kelly Clarkson

The Fray — The Fray

Funhouse — P!nk

DANCE FIELD

Best Dance Recording:

“Boom Boom Pow” — The Black Eyed Peas

“When Love Takes Over” — David Guetta & Kelly Rowland

“Poker Face” — Lady Gaga

“Celebration” —Madonna

“Womanizer” — Britney Spears

ROCK FIELD

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:

“Beyond Here Lies Nothin'” — Bob Dylan

“Change In The Weather” — John Fogerty

“Dreamer” — Prince

“Working On A Dream” — Bruce Springsteen

“Fork In The Road” — Neil Young

Best Rock Song:

“The Fixer” — Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam)

“I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” — Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters (U2)

“21 Guns” — Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool, songwriters (Green Day)

“Use Somebody” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)

“Working On A Dream” — Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

Best Rock Album:

Black Ice — AC/DC

Live From Madison Square Garden — Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

21st Century Breakdown — Green Day

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King — Dave Matthews Band

No Line On The Horizon — U2

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

Best Alternative Music Album

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today — David Byrne & Brian Eno

The Open Door — Death Cab For Cutie

Sounds Of The Universe — Depeche Mode

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix — Phoenix

It’s Blitz! — Yeah Yeah Yeahs

R&B FIELD

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“Blame It” — Jamie Foxx & T-Pain

“Chocolate High” — Indie.Arie & Musiq Soulchild

“Ifuleave” — Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige

“Higher Ground” — Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters

“Love Has Finally Come At Last” — Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby

Best R&B Album:

The Point Of It All — Anthony Hamilton

Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics — India.Arie

Turn Me Loose — Ledisi

Blacksummers’ Night — Maxwell

Uncle Charlie — Charlie Wilson

RAP FIELD

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

“Ego” — Beyoncé & Kanye West

“Knock You Down” — Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo

“Run This Town” — Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West

“I’m On A Boat” — The Lonely Island & T-Pain

“Dead & Gone” — T.I. & Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Song:

“Best I Ever Had” — Aubrey Drake Graham, D. Hamilton & M. Samuels, songwriters (Drake)

“Day ‘N’ Nite” — S. Mescudi & O. Omishore, songwriters (Kid Cudi)

“Dead And Gone” — C. Harris, R. Tadross & J. Timberlake, songwriters (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)

“D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)” — Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky, songwriters) (Jay-Z)

“Run This Town” — Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)

Best Rap Album:

Universal Mind Control — Common

Relapse — Eminem

R.O.O.T.S. — Flo Rida

The Ecstatic — Mos Def

The Renaissance — Q-Tip

COUNTRY FIELD

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“Cowgirls Don’t Cry” — Brooks & Dunn

“Chicken Fried” — Zac Brown Band

“I Run To You” — Lady Antebellum

“Here Comes Goodbye” — Rascal Flatts

“It Happens” — Sugarland

Best Country Song:

“All I Ask For Anymore” — Casey Beathard & Tim James, songwriters (Trace Adkins)

“High Cost Of Living” — Jamey Johnson & James Slater, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)

“I Run To You” — Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelly & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

“People Are Crazy” — Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones, songwriters (Billy Currington)

“White Horse” — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Best Country Album:

The Foundation — Zac Brown Band

Twang — George Strait

Fearless — Taylor Swift

Defying Gravity — Keith Urban

Call Me Crazy — Lee Ann Womack

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD (**NEW FIELD**)

Best Americana Album:

Together Through Life — Bob Dylan

Electric Dirt — Levon Helm

Willie And The Wheel — Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel

Wilco (The Album) — Wilco

Little Honey — Lucinda Williams

Best Contemporary Folk Album:

Middle Cyclone — Neko Case

Our Bright Future — Tracy Chapman

Live — Shawn Colvin

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane — Elvis Costello

Townes — Steve Earle

Latin Field

Best Latin Pop Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

5to Piso
Ricardo Arjona
[Warner Music Latina]

Te Acuerdas…
Francisco Céspedes
[Warner Music Latina]

Sin Frenos
La Quinta Estación
[Sony Music Latin]

Hu Hu Hu
Natalia Lafourcade
[Sony Music Latin]

Gran City Pop
Paulina Rubio
[Universal Music Latino]
Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Rio
Aterciopelados
[Nacional Records]

Y.
Bebe
[EMI Spain]

Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo
Calle 13
[Sony Music Norte]

La Luz Del Ritmo
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
[Nacional Records]

La Revolucion
Wisin Y Yandel
[Machete Music/Wy Records]

 

This year’s Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominations go to: T Bone Burnett, Ethan Johns, Larry Klein, Greg Kurstin, and Brendan O’Brien.

The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Louis J. Horvitz is director.

GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 16 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 8, 2010, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the telecast.

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