Lara's Book Club Review: The Hunger But Mainly Death Games -
Recap: In a post-apocalyptic world, only one girl stands the chance to win the epic teen death battle against 23 other opponents: Bratniss Everclean. The Hunger But Mainly Death Games is a witty, ridiculous take on the popular Suzanne Collins trilogy The Hunger Games. Instead of Katniss Everdeen, the story follows Bratniss Everclean. While the overall story is basically the same — teenagers fighting each other to death in a nationally-televised event — the parodied version goes to new extremes.
A Cover-By-Cover History of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue, 1995–2011 -
Launched in 1995, the year the movies turned 100, V.F.’s Hollywood Issue can be judged by its covers: artful, innovative, prescient. Related article: Krista Smith reviews a 16-year-long cavalcade of stars, who among them have racked up 135 Oscar nominations and 28 wins.
tv.com's Photo Recap of the Grammys -
This recap is hilarious! The best one for me was the one about Taylor Swift’s fake “really?” face. Oh I’m so glad she wasn’t up for any major award that night.
54th Annual Grammy Awards Winners! -
This is the complete list of winners in the 78 categories of the Feb. 12, 2012 Grammy Awards.
- 23-year old Adele won all six awards she was nominated for, tying Beyoncé’s record for most wins by a female artist in one night. Foo Fighters and Kanye West followed with five and four awards, respectively.
- Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) won Best New Artist (beating out Nicki Minaj, The Band Perry, Skrillex and J. Cole). He said in his acceptance speech, “It’s really hard to accept this award. There’s so much talent out here […] and there’s a lot of talent that’s not here tonight. It’s also hard to accept because you know, when I started to make songs I did it for the inherent reward of making songs, so I’m a little bit uncomfortable up here
LL Cool J hosted the show. It was the first time in seven years that the event had an official host. The 54th annual Grammy Awards pulled in its largest audience ( 39.9 million) since 1984 (51.6 million), as the music industry paid tribute to Whitney Houston following her sudden death. A massive 26.6 million Americans had already tuned in to watch the 2011/53rd Grammy Awards.)
With 31 Grammy Awards, Sir Georg Solti is the artist with the most Grammy wins. Alison Krauss is the biggest winner among female artists with 27 awards. U2, with 22 Grammy Awards, holds the record for most awards won by a group.
12: The most nominations received by one artist at the Grammy Awards in the same year. Back in 1984, Michael Jackson scored an impressive 12 Grammy nominations and won a record-breaking eight awards including Record Of The Year for ‘Beat It’, Album Of The Year for ‘Thriller’ and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for ‘Billie Jean’.
9: The greatest number of awards won in one night by a single album. Both Santana and U2 are tied for the most awards won by one album at the Grammys. Santana’s 1999 album ‘Supernatural’ earned the latin guitarist nine awards while U2’s 2004 album ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’ has gone on to equal this record since.
The 10 most memorable Grammy performances -
The Grammys may have a reputation for some rather questionable choices (how many Grammys has Bjork won again? Oh yeah: One less than the Baha Men), but the bloated award show generally delivers when it comes to live performances. With Adele, the reunited Beach Boys, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen and others scheduled to play the show this year, HitFix thought it was a good time to offer up some of the Grammys’ most memorable showcases. Who did we forget? Vote for your favorites.
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Tumblr: Check out this donut that looks like Doctor Who.
10 Shirtless Photos of Novak Djokovic.** [the things I do for the Internet]
**It’s relevant because he’s in the finals at the 2012 Aussie Open.
TIME's All-TIME 100 Songs -
TIME’s critics pick the most extraordinary English-language popular recordings since the beginning of TIME magazine in 1923. Here are 100 (unranked) songs of enduring beauty, power and inventiveness
Pop Culture Brain | Movies TV Music Web Theater: Quentin Tarantino’s Favorite (and worst) Films of 2011 -
Quentin Tarantino’s official Top 11 of 2011
- Midnight In Paris
- Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
- The Skin I Live In
- X-Men: First Class
- Young Adult
- Attack The Block
- Red State
- The Artist / Our Idiot Brother (tie)
- The Three Musketeers