Grammy performers announced

The performers for this year’s Grammy Awards have been announced, and it’s a pretty impressive line-up with Lady Gaga, Eminem, and Katy Perry all chipping in with a song.  Cee-Lo Green is also slated to perform, though presumably he’ll be doing the tamed-down version of his hit single rather than the version we actually like.

It’ll be interesting to see what Eminem has to bring to the mix – Gaga is bound to do something big and flashy, and Katy Perry tends to be a bit gimmicky, as well.  Eminem… well, he just does his thing, and usually that’s enough.  Soon we’ll get to see if he still has it, as the Grammys air on the 13th of February.

Chris Brown Turns Himself In After Felony Assault Charge

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Woah, Grammy drama EXTREME. Chris Brown and Rihanna both backed out of the Grammys tonight. Up until a few minutes ago, the LAPD was still looking for Chris, after a domestic violence report was given. Brown and a woman that cops refused to identify were arguing inside of a vehicle around 12:30 this morning when suddenly things allegedly turned violent.

Cops say they received a 911 call, and when they arrived they noticed the woman had visible injuries. TMZ says she then identified Brown as her attacker. Police say Brown had left the scene by the time they arrived. According to the victim, she and Chris got into an argument which became violent — and cops say the woman in question had “visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker.”

Girlfriend Rihanna’s people say she had a “car accident” and that is why her face is beat. Which it is. I guess you could call that a “car accident”… More to come.

Lil Wayne Snags 8 Grammy Nominations, Coldplay Bags 7

Last night, New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne, who sold 1 million copies of his third album, “Tha Carter III” in a single week in July, was rewarded with eight Grammy Award nominations including Album Of The Year. Lil Wayne kept fans in the fold during the months before the album’s release with a boatload of mix tapes distributed over the Internet. He broke ground with new ways of generating buzz when consumers’ overall excitement toward the record industry’s offerings continues to decline.

Recording Academy voters decide on nominated artists and recordings, and Grammy nominations aren’t limited by an artist’s sales or chart positions. Still, acts that continued to sell well and chart high during 2008 got the most nods. Coldplay is up for the three top categories of Record, Album and Song Of The Year from its smash album “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends”. They received seven nominations; Kanye West, Jay-Z and Ne-Yo collected six apiece.

Adele, Duffy, the Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum and Jazmine Sullivan are competing for Best New Artist. Bluegrass virtuoso Allison Krauss and Led Zepplin’s Robert Plant surprised with 5 nominations for their “Raising Sand” collaboration, including a Record Of The Year nod for “Please Read The Letter”. Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” , M.I.A’s “Paper Planes” and Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love” are up for the award as well.

Winners will be announced Feb. 8 in a ceremony that will be held at Staples Center and telecast on CBS-TV.