Lifetime Achievement winner Glen Campbell will perform with nominees The Band Perry and Blake Shelton at the Grammys: "Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and five-time Grammy winner Glen Campbell — currently out on the road for his 'Goodbye Tour' — will join current Grammy nominees the Band Perry and Blake Shelton for a special performance on the 54th Annual Grammy Awards (www.grammy.com). Music's Biggest Night — hosted by two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J — takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Networkfrom 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT)."
Performances announced for Grammy Foundation event: "The Grammy Foundation will host 'One Night Only: A Celebration Of The Live Music Experience' — the 14th Annual Grammy Foundation Music Preservation Project — featuring live musical performances and historical footage from preservation archives. Television personality and entrepreneur Sharon Osbourne and Grammy-winning guitarist Steve Vai will be the evening's co-hosts, and rock icon and philanthropist Bret Michaels will perform as the closing act. Additional performers include Grammy winners Robert Cray, Jonny Lang, Shelby Lynne, and Mavis Staples."
How many of this year's first-time Oscar nominees will be nominated again in the future? "Five years ago I did a study of Oscar's acting categories and multiple vs. singular honors. I discovered that 64% of Oscar nominees never return for a second nomination. That year I polled readers who voted 'Transamerica's' Felicity Huffman, 'Good Night and Good Luck's' David Strathairn, 'Crash's' Matt Dillon and (OOPS) 'Junebug's' Amy Adams least likely to return. Readers had the most confidence in return engagements for (OOPS) 'Cinderella Man's' Paul Giamatti -- but weird that he hasn't been back, right? -- 'Syriana's' [George] Clooney, 'Capote's' Philip Seymour Hoffman and (OOPS) 'Hustle & Flow's' Terrence Howard!" THE FILM EXPERIENCE
Can we expect new music from Grammy-winner Fiona Apple this year? "Fiona Apple fans have been wondering when Epic would deign to release her new album, which has been done for over a year, according to the singer ... An Epic spokeswoman told [Time] magazine that ... we shouldn't expect to hear new Apple tunes anytime in the next few weeks, she had some good-ish news on the album's release date: 'It'll absolutely be this year, but timing-wise, I don't know exactly when.' Free Fiona!" VULTURE
The SAG Awards announce new presenters: "Actor recipients Kathy Bates, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Sir Ben Kingsley, Melissa McCarthy, Brad Pitt, Zoe Saldana, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig will be presenters at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today ... The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season’s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles."
SAG Auction begins tonight: "The SAG Awards Ceremony Online Auction benefiting the SAG Foundation’s Literacy and Emergency Assistance programs, offers collectibles from many of the nominees including George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt, Betty White, and the casts of '30 Rock,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'The Descendants,' 'Dexter,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Glee,' 'Modern Family' and more. Plus, amazing vacations, one-of-a-kind experiences, set-visits, celebrity meet-and–greets, and premium items from the networks, the studios, and the show’s sponsors ... The Auction begins at 6 p.m. (PT) and will stay open till 6 p.m. (PT) February 2, 2012."