FYI/TMI: Songwriters Hall Announces Inductees, Jennifer Hudson To Perform At Oscars

GRAMMY winners Steven Tyler and Joe Perry among inductees; Hudson will join all-star tribute to movie musicals
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    Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
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    Jennifer Hudson
February 22, 2013 -- 10:55 am PST

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Songwriters Hall Announces 2013 Inductees
The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2013 class of inductees: GRAMMY winners Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith); Mick Jones and Lou Gramm (Foreigner); Tony Hatch, Holly Knight and J.D. Souther. The inductees will be honored at the 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner on June 13, 2013, in New York.

Jennifer Hudson Added To Oscar Lineup
GRAMMY winner Jennifer Hudson will join fellow Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones for a tribute to movie musicals at the 85th Academy Awards on Feb. 24 in Los Angeles. Additional GRAMMY winners set to perform at this year's ceremony include Adele, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.


Woman Hears "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" On Repeat
Sometimes, you just can't get a song out of your head, but for three years straight? That's what a woman in Essex, England recently told British tabloid The Sun. Hearing "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" on repeat is apparently the result of a rare form of Tinnitus for Susan Root, who says the tune, made popular by Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Patti Page in the '50s, has been looping non-stop for almost three years. "It’s like having a radio that you just can’t turn off," Root said. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) her personal radio also seems to play "God Save The Queen", "Happy Birthday" and "Auld Lang Syne."

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