Nas thinks hip-hop deserves more recognition from the Grammys: "'It's cool. I feel it could be a little bit more loved, though,' Nas replied. 'Hip-hop is making a lot of noise, it should get some more spotlight.'" Rolling Stone
Approximately 70 categories will be announced live during the Grammy pre-telecast, which will stream live at Grammy.com on Sunday, February 10, from 1pm to 3:30pm. Pre-telecast will be hosted by David Alan Grier.
Michael Musto wonders if Adele will become the first to win an Oscar for writing a James Bond theme. Village Voice
ABC sells out all of its ad time for the Oscars, getting $1.7 million for a 30 second spot; in other words, for the price of one commercial, you could finance Best Picture nominee "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Ad Week
WGA East will honor current its Secretary-Treasurer Bob Schneider with its annual Richard B. Jablow Award for his service to the organization. The honor will be presented to Schneider by last year’s recipient Susan Kim, during the 65th Annual Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2013.