(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….)
Alex Cuba, Deadmau5 Among SOCAN Awards Honorees
Latin GRAMMY winner Alex Cuba and GRAMMY-nominated artist Deadmau5 were among the honorees at the 23rd Annual SOCAN Awards Gala on Nov. 20 in Toronto, garnering the Hagood Hardy Jazz Music Award and International Achievement Award, respectively. GRAMMY winner Michael Bublé took home two honors in the International Song Award and pop/rock music categories for "Hollywood," co-written with Robert Grant Scott. Also taking home awards were Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, and K'Naan for "The Lazy Song."
Apple Cancels Tour To Care For Sick Dog
Fiona Apple is being a good, good pet owner and taking care of her sick, sick dog. In a letter to fans posted via her Facebook page on Nov. 21, Apple announced she is cancelling her South American tour, set to begin Nov. 27, to take care for her dying dog Janet, who is suffering from Addison's disease. The nearly 14-year-old pit bull, who was found by Apple in the Echo Park community of Los Angeles, has a tumor that has been "idling in her chest, growing ever so slowly." "She's my best friend and my mother and my daughter, my benefactor, and she's the one who taught me what love is," the singer wrote. Apple is a lot of things, but she's certainly not a criminal.
Wayne Coyne Causes Bomb Scare
Maybe Flaming Lips should change their name to Flaming Grenades after frontman Wayne Coyne caused a bomb scare at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, Okla., earlier this month, according to a report. Coyne was on his way to Los Angeles to preview the new Flaming Lips musical, "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots," when a dead grenade in his carry on luggage set off alarms … and the TSA. According to Coyne, the grenade was given to him as a joke at a party, and the TSA eventually determined it to be harmless. Not wanting to alarm his fans, or the folks on his flight, Coyne tweeted, "Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced because of my grenade at OKC airport!!" But some fans just weren't convinced as one follower replied, "I'm less bothered by your aiport grenade, than I am about the fact that you are 51 and dress like a crazy a**hole everyday." What are your thoughts on Coyne's airport incident? Comment below.