Rosie O’Donnell Returns to "The View", February 7

Emmy® Award-winner Rosie O’Donnell returns to ABC’s “The View,” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) it was announced today by executive producers Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie. The appearance marks the first time O’Donnell will return to the talk show since moderating Season 10 (2006-2007).

In making the announcement, Ms. Walters said, “I have great affection for Rosie and we have remained in contact through the years. I am happy to welcome her back to the program. She is always a lively and engaging guest and a part of the show’s successful history.”

O’Donnell is currently guest-starring on ABC Family’s hit series, “The Fosters” as Rita Henricks, a tough yet compassionate woman who works in the foster care system and is a mentor to a member of the Foster family. O’Donnell’s first appearance on January 20 helped “The Fosters” to garner a series high in total viewers.

“The View,” a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET), features hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on “The View” is produced by ABC and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for “The Barbara Walters Specials.” “The View” is directed by Mark Gentile. For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theviewtv) and hosts Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters), Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg), Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) and Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) on Twitter.™

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The Grammy Awards and a Taste of the Red Carpet

January 26, 2014
Debra Yeo
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  • Dressed for Excess: It’s not as glamorous as the Oscars, but the 90-minute special Entertainment City: Live at the Grammys puts the focus on the Grammys red carpet. Will Madonna bring her latest boy-toy? Will Miley Cyrus show and if so how scantily clad? And what about Justin Bieber and his Lamborghini? Then the awards start at 8 p.m. on City and CBS (City at 6:30).
  • Bieber’s Golden Days: Fans of Bieber might look on it as nostalgia, given his DUI arrest last week, or maybe just another way to support their hero in his time of trouble, but Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is on the tube. Back in the days before there was peeing in buckets, ginormous strip club bills and threats of fisticuffs with paparazzi, there was this 2011 documentary showing Bieber in concert and hanging with his family and friends (CTV at 7).
  • Treasure Island: It’s like Canada’s very own Curse of the Pharaohs. The Curse of Oak Island follows brothers Rick and Marty Lagina in their hunt for the truth about the mysterious island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Reputed to be the site of a treasure, once sought by the likes of Errol Flynn, John Wayne and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the island also comes with a curse: that seven people will die before the treasure is found. The death toll now stands at six (History at 9).
  • The Plot Thickens: If you haven’t caught up with the excellent crime dramaTrue Detective, scan episodes 1 and 2 on demand or the TMN GO app and settle in for episode 3. Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Hart (Woody Harrelson) seek a scarred, tall man seen with murder victim Dora after an image at the burned church leads them to preacher Joel Theriot (Shea Whigham, Boardwalk Empire) and Cohle finds a connection with a woman assumed to have drowned years earlier (HBO at 9).
  • Games Behind Games: With the 2014 Winter Olympics set to open Feb. 7, the documentaryPutin’s Games takes a timely look at the IOC’s bizarre decision to stage the event in Sochi, Russia, a traditional summer resort for Russia’s rich that didn’t have a single Olympics-ready venue when it was chosen. Interviews with government officials and businessmen ahead of the most expensive Olympics ever exposes alleged corruption and the steep environmental and human costs of constructing a faux winter (CBCNN at 10).
  • Lady Gaga Set to Appear on Barbra Streisand’s Duet Album

    Lady Gaga
    is set to appear on Barbra Streisand’s duet album, set to come out later this year!

    What an exciting time for music & WallyWorld Studios. Currently producing, arranging and working with some of the biggest names in music business. Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Lionel Richie, Babyface, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Michael Bublè, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncè, Billy Joel, John Mayer.
    New Duets Album

    Co producing with Kenny “babyface” Edmonds the new Barbra Streisand duets album. Which will feature singers and musicians like Lionel Richie, Babyface, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Michael Bublè, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncè, Billy Joel, John Mayer and many others…


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    The 2014 Grammy Award Winners List:Macklemore &Ryan, Daft Punk and Lorde Big Winners

    Did you favorite music stars win? Here’s the complete list from the 56th annual Grammy Awards  live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

    2014 Grammy Award Winners:

    Record Of The Year:
    “Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

    Song Of The Year:
    “Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

    Best New Artist:
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


    Best Pop Solo Performance:
    “Royals” — Lorde

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
    “Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

    Best Pop Vocal Album:
    “Unorthodox Jukebox” — Bruno Mars

    Best Pop Instrumental Album:
    “Steppin’ Out” — Herb Alpert

    Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
    “To Be Loved” — Michael Bublé


    Best Dance/Electronica Album:
    Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

    Best Dance Recording
    “Clarity” — Zedd Featuring Foxes


    Best Rock Performance:
    “Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons

    Best Rock Album:
    “Celebration Day” — Led Zeppelin

    Best Metal Performance
    “God Is Dead?” — Black Sabbath

    Best Rock Song
    “Cut Me Some Slack” — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)


    Best Alternative Music Album
    “Modern Vampires Of The City” — Vampire Weekend


    Best R&B Performance:
    “Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

    Best Urban Contemporary Album:
    “Unapologetic” — Rihanna

    Best R&B Album:
    Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys

    Best Traditional R&B Performance
    “Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr.

    Best R&B Song (A Songwriters Award)
    “Pusher Love Girl” — James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)


    Best Rap Performance:
    “Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
    “Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake

    Best Rap Album:
    The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    Best Rap Song
    “Thrift Shop” — Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)


    Best Country Solo Performance:
    “Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker

    Best Country Album:
    Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves

    Best Country Duo/Group Performance
    “From This Valley” — The Civil Wars

    Best Country Song (A Songwriters Award)
    “Merry Go ‘Round” — Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)


    Best New Age Album
    “Love’s River” — Laura Sullivan


    Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
    Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue — Terri Lyne Carrington

    Best Improvised Jazz Solo
    “Orbits” — Wayne Shorter, soloist

    Best Jazz Vocal Album
    “Liquid Spirit” — Gregory Porter

    Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
    “Night In Calisia” — Randy Brecker, Włodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic

    Best Latin Jazz Album
    “Song For Maura” — Paquito D’Rivera And Trio Corrente


    Best Gospel Album:
    Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett

    Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
    “Break Every Chain [Live]” — Tasha Cobbs

    Best Gospel Song
    “If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]” — Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)

    Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
    “Overcomer” — David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)

    Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
    “Overcomer” — Mandisa


    Best Latin Pop Album
    “Vida” — Draco Rosa

    Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
    “Treinta Días” — La Santa Cecilia

    Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
    “A Mi Manera” — Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

    Best Tropical Latin Album:
    Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra


    Best Americana Album:
    Love Has Come For You — Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

    Best Bluegrass Album
    “The Streets Of Baltimore” — Del McCoury Band

    Best Blues Album
    “Get Up!” — Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite

    Best Folk Album
    “My Favorite Picture Of You” — Guy Clark

    Best Regional Roots Music Album
    “Dockside Sessions” — Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience


    Best Reggae Album
    “Ziggy Marley In Concert” — Ziggy Marley


    Best World Music Album (tie)
    “Savor Flamenco” — Gipsy Kings
    “Live: Singing For Peace Around The World” — Ladysmith Black Mambazo


    Best Children’s Album
    “Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well” — Jennifer Gasoi


    Best Spoken Word Album
    “America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t” — Stephen Colbert


    Best Comedy Album:
    “Calm Down Gurrl” — Kathy Griffin


    Best Musical Theater Album
    “Kinky Boots”


    Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
    Sound City: Real To Reel

    Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
    Skyfall — Thomas Newman, composer

    Best Song Written For Visual Media
    “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”– Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)


    Best Instrumental Composition
    Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra — Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)

    Best Instrumental Arrangement
    On Green Dolphin Street– Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)

    Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
    Swing Low — Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)


    Best Recording Package
    Long Night Moon — Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)

    Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
    Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition) — Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)


    Best Album Notes
    Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded) — Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)


    Best Historical Album (tie)
    Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965
    The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums

    PRODUCTION, Non-Classical

    Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
    Random Access Memories — Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Daft Punk)

    Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
    Pharrell Williams

    Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
    Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) — Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)


    Best Surround Sound Album
    Live Kisses — Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)


    Best Engineered Album, Classical
    Winter Morning Walks — David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

    Producer Of The Year, Classical
    David Frost


    Best Orchestral Performance
    Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 — Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)

    Best Opera Recording
    Adès: The Tempest

    Best Choral Performance
    Pärt: Adam’s Lament — Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)

    Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
    Roomful Of Teeth — Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth

    Best Classical Instrumental Solo
    Corigliano: Conjurer – Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra — Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

    Best Classical Vocal Solo
    Winter Morning Walks — Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

    Best Classical Compendium
    Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik — Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

    Best Contemporary Classical Composition
    Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks — Maria Schneider, composer


    Best Music Video
    Suit & Tie — Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z (David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer)

    Best Music Film
    Live Kisses — Paul McCartney (Jonas Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers)

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    Johnny Galecki Plays "Nice" In New Hyundai Commercial For Super Bowl XLVIII

    Award-nominated actor Johnny Galecki, one of the stars of the CBS hit show “The Big Bang Theory,” will headline a 30-second, game-day Hyundai spot during Super Bowl XLVIII onFebruary 2, 2014.

    The commercial, titled “Nice,” opens with Galecki behind the wheel of a brand new 2014 Elantra. When an attractive young woman pulls up next to him in the exact same Elantra, he seizes his opportunity and compliments her on their shared good taste. “Nice ride,” he says. The light turns green; a flirtatious game of one-upsmanship ensues. The comedy goes off the rails, with big surprises around every turn. Legendary comedian Richard Lewis even makes a cameo as Galecki’s passenger, adding his own rambling commentary. The creative was developed by Hyundai’s agency of record, INNOCEAN USA, and directed by Super Bowl veteran Jim Jenkins.

    The spot is a milestone for Galecki. The Hyundai ad represents the first time he has endorsed a product or brand on air. With an acting career that spans more than 25 years, Galecki is known best for his roles in the award winning series “Roseanne” and “The Big Bang Theory” which enters its 7th season this year. Galecki is currently in pre-production on “Here’s Your Damn Family”, his first project as producer with Ricky Blitt and Stephen McPherson for Warner Bros TV.

    “I’ve always loved Super Bowl ads – the commercials during the game are always the highlight for me,” said Galecki. “In this Hyundai spot, there’s a car chase, there’s explosions, and even a car jump – it’s exciting, cinematic and filled with humor. I can’t wait for everyone to see it!”

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    Justin Bieber Compares Himself to Michael Jackson After Arrest

    Justin Bieber has broken his silence following his arrest on Thursday by comparing himself to the Late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

    The teenage singer was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida in the early hours of thursday morning after police allegedly spotted him taking part in a drag race on a residential street. He was later charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest without violence and driving without a valid licence, and was freed on bail.

    Bieber has now commented on his legal troubles in a series of posts on his page, uploading a photomontage of himself and late superstar Jackson.

    The black and white shot shows Bieber sitting on his car and holding his hand up to fans following his release from jail on Thursday. The snap is superimposed next to a picture of Jackson in 2005 standing on top of a vehicle in a similar pose after he was found not guilty of child molestation charges.

    Bieber captioned the montage, “What more can they say” and added a picture of a crown.

    A subsequent image shows the 19 year old sitting on a sofa and leaning into the camera, with the caption “Thank u lord”, while a post on the star’s page reads, “You are all worthy no matter what anyone says… Be strong God is with us all… My Beliebers changed my life… I will forever be grateful.”

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    Jim Carrey Signs With New Manager

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    In October of last year the partnership between Jimmy Miller and Eric Gold— Jim Carrey managers for many years, came to an end.

    Now according to the website “The Wrap” Jim Carrey has signed with Rick Yorn’s LBI Entertainment and it’s still represented by WME.

    “Yorn represents an impressive list of movie stars, including Jonah Hill, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and DiCaprio. The strength of his client list stands out in particular because it is such a small firm. To remedy that, Yorn has hired Thor Bradwell and Chris Donnelly from WME, bringing on rising stars like Diana Agron, as well as Martin Scorsese. He also hired former independent agent Ilene Feldman.”

    U2 to Release Free Song For Charity

    U2 are releasing a song for free in order to raise money for the AIDS awareness campaign.

    The Irish rockers’ will debut their new song, Invisible, in a commercial for the charity set to air during the Super Bowl telecast in America on February 2, 2014.

    The track will then be available for free via iTunes, and for every download during that period, Bank of America will donate $1 to the campaign up to a maximum of $2 million, which will benefit the Global Fund To Fight Aids, Tuberculosis And Malaria.

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    Frontman Bono helped found the charity in 2006. He and his partners have raised more than $241 million for the fund, which provides life-saving treatments to millions of people in poor countries.