(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
GRAMMY Winners Garner Oscar Nominations
GRAMMY winners Adele, Alain Boublil, Alexandre Desplat, Paul Epworth, Herbert Kretzmer, Walter Murphy, Thomas Newman, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and John Williams are among the nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards to be held Feb. 24 in Los Angeles. Adele and Epworth, Murphy, and Schönberg, Boublil and Kretzmer received nominations in the Music (Original Song) category for "Skyfall" (Skyfall) "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" (Ted) and "Suddenly" (Les Misérables). In the Music (Original Score) category, Desplat, Newman and Williams received nominations for Argo, Skyfall and Lincoln, respectively. Additional music-related nominees include GRAMMY nominees Mychael Danna and Seth MacFarlane, and Bombay Jayashri, Dario Marianelli and J. Ralph.
Essence To Honor Knowles, La Havas During GRAMMY Week
Recording artists Solange Knowles and Lianne La Havas will be honored at Essence magazine's fourth annual Black Women in Music event during GRAMMY Week in Los Angeles on Feb. 6. Co-hosted by GRAMMY winner Kelly Rowland, the event will celebrate the accomplishments of influential and emerging and established artists and industry executives. Previous honorees include Mary J. Blige, Janelle Monáe and Rowland.
SiriusXM Adds 2 Million Subscribers
SiriusXM Radio announced the addition of 2 million net subscribers in 2012, the most subscriber additions that any U.S. on-demand service has gained to date, according to Billboard.biz. SiriusXM finished the year with a total of 23.9 million subscribers. The company projects the addition of 1.4 million net subscribers by the end of 2013.
Carey And Minaj's Weird Make-Up Story
While the ongoing feud between "American Idol" judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj seemed to just be getting good, the dueling judgemates have reportedly reached a resolution. How did the pair go from throwing blows to blowing kisses? By taking in a movie together … except this wasn't just any movie. "I put on my sex tape," Minaj said when asked about the feud at a press conference. "And we watched my tape. … We're professionals." Solidifying that a truce has truthfully been made, Carey added, "Time heals all wounds." Apparently, so do sex tapes.