The nominees for the "41st Annual American Music Awards" were announced yesterday . . . and MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS led everyone with six nominations.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and TAYLOR SWIFT followed with five nominations . . . while FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, RIHANNA and ROBIN THICKE scored four apiece.
Two performers have been announced already: IMAGINE DRAGONS and . . . BRACE YOURSELF . . . MILEY CYRUS.
As usual, YOU will choose the winners. Voting is open NOW at AMAvote.com. Before casting your vote, you'll have to sign in through Facebook . . . or provide an email address to register. And for the first time, you can also vote on Twitter.
Here are the nominees for the two biggest awards. . .
Artist of the Year:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Single of the Year:
"Cruise", Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly
"Blurred Lines", Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I.
"Thrift Shop", Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Kris Jenner Regrets Divorcing Robert Kardashian
We keep hearing that KRIS and BRUCE JENNER are still, like, SUPER HAPPY AWESOME FRIENDS, and still TOTALLY LOVE EACH OTHER AND STUFF.
But listen to what Kris told some magazine called "New You" . . . quote, "The one regret, if I had to do it over, would be divorcing Robert Kardashian. But then there wouldn't have been Kendall and Kylie, so that's the way I look at it."
She added, quote, "Everything happens for a reason, and we learn from our mistakes. I thought I was so smart when I was young; I was fearless."
Craig Robinson Was Busted for Drug Possession in the Bahamas
Actor CRAIG ROBINSON was busted for drug possession in the Bahamas Wednesday. Customs officials found a small amount of pot and Ecstasy on him as he tried to board a plane in Nassau.
Robinson told the magistrate he didn't know the stuff was illegal in the Bahamas. They just gave him a $1,000 fine. (Robinson played Darryl on "The Office". You also know him from "Pineapple Express", "Hot Tub Time Machine" and "This Is the End".)
Taylor Swift Will Spend the Weekend in Nashville Opening a Museum Wing In Her Name . . . And Being Honored With Another Songwriters Award
TAYLOR SWIFT will be the guest of honor at two very big events this weekend in Nashville. Tomorrow she'll be at the Grand Opening of the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
It was her donation of $4 million last year that helped build the Center . . . which is all about helping young musicians. There are three classrooms and a learning lab, plus an interactive children's exhibit gallery that will open next year.
And then on Sunday, she'll be receiving her sixth International Songwriter/Artist of the Year Award from the Nashville Songwriters Association. She's won that award more times than any other artist.
In other Taylor Swift news, she's released a teaser of the song "Sweeter Than Fiction", which is in the upcoming movie "One Chance" . . . about the life of "Britain's Got Talent" winner PAUL POTTS.
Does Madonna Text During Movies?
The "New York Post" says MADONNA got scolded for texting during a movie . . . then attacked the person who called her out. It happened during a screening of the new movie "12 Years a Slave" at the New York Film Festival Wednesday night.
As the movie started, Madonna kept her face in her phone . . . until an audience member asked her to put it away. So she snapped back, quote, "It's for business . . . enslaver!"
New Movies This Weekend
1. "Machete Kills" (R)
Danny Trejo IS Machete. In the sequel, he's asked by the President to go to Mexico and stop a terrorist from starting a nuclear war. Mel Gibson plays the main villain, and Charlie Sheen is the president.
This movie includes a few firsts. It's the first time in Charlie's career that he's been credited under his TRUE name, Carlos Estevez . . . it's the first time Mel Gibson has been cast as the villain . . .
And it's Lady Gaga's acting debut. She plays an assassin called the Chameleon, whose other faces include Antonio Banderas, and Cuba Gooding Jr.
2. "Captain Phillips" (PG-13)
Tom Hanks plays Captain Richard Phillips, the guy whose ship was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. It's based on the true story about the military standoff that ensued as they held him hostage while the crew stayed locked in the engine room.
The taking of his freighter, the Maersk Alabama, was the first time an American cargo ship had been hijacked in nearly two hundred years.