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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 12/6/2012

The Grammy Nominees Have Been Announced . . . and Kanye West, Jay-Z, Fun, Frank Ocean and The Black Keys Got a Lot of 'Em


The nominees for the "55th Grammy Awards" were announced last night . . . and Kanye WestJay-ZFunDan Auerbach of The Black Keys, and Frank Ocean led the way, with six nominations apiece.  The Grammys air live on February 10th on CBS.


--Following with five were:  Miguel, jazz pianist Chick Corea, and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys.  (--He had one fewer than Dan Auerbach, because Dan picked up a solo Producer of the Year nomination.)


--Some of the nominees were announced in "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live" special.  It was mostly uneventful . . . but one of the few highlights came when TAYLOR SWIFT beat-boxed during a duet with LL COOL J.   


--The Grammys air live on February 10th on CBS.


Here are the big categories: 


Album of the Year:


--"El Camino",  The Black Keys

--"Some Nights",  Fun

--"Babel",  Mumford & Sons

--"Channel Orange",  Frank Ocean

--"Blunderbuss",  Jack White


Record of the Year:


--"Lonely Boy",  The Black Keys

--"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)",  Kelly Clarkson

--"We Are Young",  Fun featuring Janelle Monae

--"Somebody That I Used to Know",  Gotye featuring Kimbra

--"Thinkin Bout You",  Frank Ocean

--"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together",  Taylor Swift


Song of the Year:


--"The A Team",  Ed Sheeran

--"Adorn",  Miguel

--"Call Me Maybe",  Carly Rae Jepsen

--"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)",  Kelly Clarkson

--"We Are Young",  Fun featuring Janelle Monae



Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Are Trying to Work Things Out


It may not be over for DANNY DEVITO and RHEA PERLMAN


 --"Extra" asked Danny if he's adjusting to being single, and he said, quote, "It's not something you adjust to . . . Rhea and I are really close.  Actually, still together, just separate, but together."


 --Then "Extra" asked him if there's a chance they'll get back together.  He said, quote, "We're working on it."


Rihanna Is Doing a "Fashion Competition Reality Series" with the Style Network


RIHANNA is the executive producer on an upcoming "fashion competition reality series."  It's called "Styled to Rock", and it will air on the Style Network sometime next year.


--Rihanna will "handpick" 12 amateur designers to be on the show, along with three mentors, who will guide them each week.  She's also expected to make appearances, but she won't be on it regularly as a judge or host.



Will Kristen Wiig Join the Cast of "Anchorman: The Legend Continues"?


KRISTEN WIIG is reportedly in negotiations to join the cast of "Anchorman:  The Legend Continues" . . . as a love interest forSTEVE CARELL'S character Brick Tamland.


(--Sadly, that's all we know at this point.)



Captain America's Brother Was Arrested for Trying to Buy Drugs from an Undercover Cop


SCOTT EVANS . . . the younger brother of "Captain America" stud CHRIS EVANS . . . was arrested Tuesday night for trying to buy drugs from an undercover cop.  There's no word what he was trying to buy.


--Scott played Officer Oliver Fish on "One Life to Live" from 2008 to 2010.  Yesterday, he Tweeted, quote, "Most ridiculous night of my life in LA so far.  At least I made it a year before getting arrested."  (--Scott is 29 . . . Chris is 31.)



Sheryl Crow Hopes Her New Country Album Gets Played on the Radio


SHERYL CROW has recorded her first-ever country album, which she's planning to release next fall.  Sheryl says she chose country because it matches up with her desire to tell a great story.


--She told "Country Weekly", quote, "I think [country] is the best format if you like songs as a forum.  Songs that are melodic and lyric-driven. 


--"That's what I've always loved.  There isn't a home for that outside of country consistently."


--Sheryl's only concern is that her new stuff won't get any airplay.  She adds,quote, "My record is probably more country than a lot of country that is getting played on the radio, so I hope I get played."


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