FYI/TMI: Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, And Usher Among Inaugural Performers; Lady Gaga And Kelly Osbourne Face Off
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GRAMMY Winners Added To Inauguration Lineup
Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Brad Paisley, Usher, and Stevie Wonder have been added to the list of GRAMMY winners slated to perform during President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities, which are scheduled to kick off Jan. 19 with a children's concert in Washington D.C. The concert and two inaugural balls, to be held Jan. 21, will also include performances by GRAMMY winners Marc Anthony, John Legend and Smokey Robinson as well as current 55th GRAMMY nominees Fun. Other performers include Mindless Behavior, Nick Cannon, Far East Movement, the cast of "Glee," and youth gospel choir Soul Children of Chicago.
Beats Unveils Daisy Music Service
Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre's Beat Electronics has appointed former Topspin Media executive Ian Rogers as chief executive of their new music subscription service, Daisy. Trent Reznor will serve as Daisy's chief creative officer. Daisy, the new name for the reconfigured MOG, was acquired by Beats for an undisclosed amount in 2012. The service is scheduled to launch later this year.
Gaga And Osbourne Face Off
Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne are pointing the "bully" finger at each other. After Osbourne told Fabulous magazine that Gaga's fans have repeatedly made fun of her weight, Gaga posted an open letter on her website saying Osbourne has no room to claim victim since she and her E! "Fashion Police" co-hosts regularly poke fun at celebrities. "It glorifies you and Joan Rivers pointing in the camera, laughing, and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we were zoo animals," Gaga wrote. Osbourne's mother, Sharon, responded with her own open letter, defending her daughter. "Your open letter is hypocritical and full of contradictions," she wrote. We're still waiting on Kelly Osbourne's response to Gaga's response but we're sure the odds that the "Fashion Police" host will air her grievances during one of Gaga's free concert therapy sessions are very low.