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Springsteen, Waters Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists
GRAMMY winner and 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year Bruce Springsteen and GRAMMY-nominated artist Roger Waters are among the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards, scheduled to take place Nov. 8 in New York. Springsteen's Wrecking Ball tour and Waters' The Wall Live are up for the Top Tour award along with Madonna's MDNA tour. Springsteen and Waters are joined by Coldplay in the Top Draw category. Other awards finalists are Jason Aldean, the Black Keys, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, and Taylor Swift, among others.
All Tricks And No Treats For Kroeger, Lavigne
With Halloween less than a day away, some celebrities are already getting into the trick-or-treat spirit. But for Chad Kroeger and his future bride, Avril Lavigne, so far it's been all tricks and no treats. For a recent Halloween party, Lavigne's ex-husband, Sum 41's Deryck Whibley, looked to his ex-sk8er girl for costume inspiration as he and girlfriend Ari Cooper dressed up as the newly engaged couple. Whibley donned a long, blonde wig and heavy black eyeliner, while Cooper made her best Kroeger impression with a Jack Daniel's T-shirt and facial hair. Kroeger fired back at Whibley via Nickelback's Twitter account: "Hey Deryck loved the costumes! we were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had celebrity themes haha! —CK." What tricks do Kroeger and Lavigne have up their sleeves? That remains to be seen, but we hope they take a photograph.