HOLLYWOOD—The month of November is full of awards shows. First we had the YouTube award show last week on November 3. Rapper Eminem and hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were among the winners at the first ever event.. The aim of the event was to make it as spontaneous as possible and differentiate it from other award ceremonies. Performances from around the world, included stops in London, Moscow, Seoul and Rio; they were streamed live into the ceremony. The event also featured Lady Gaga, who performed her single “Dope,” wearing a baseball cap and flannel shirt.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, Lady Gaga has reportedly parted with her manager Troy Carter, just days before the release of her new album “ARTPOP.” Showbiz411 cited “creative differences” in first reporting the split. Carter and Lady Gaga teamed up in 2007, and helped build her into one of the biggest pop stars in the world. ARTPOP is due out on November 11. She has released several new songs from the album, including” Dope,” which she performed at the YouTube Music awards, “Venus,” last week and “Do What U Want,” which features R. Kelly. She’s extremely busy, hosting Saturday Night Live on November 16.
The 47th Annual CMA Awards was televised on ABC on November 6, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Once again, the ceremony was hosted by country stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood in the heart of “Music City.”
The American Music Awards will take place on Sunday, November 24, live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. It will be hosted by Pit Bull. Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, One Direction, Luke Bryan, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis amongst many more will be performing. The American Music Awards are voted on by the fans. The show honors and showcases the latest talents of the contemporary music scene. This year’s 2013 Artist of the Year nominees are: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. For the first time in AMAs history, fans will be able to vote for their favorite artists via Twitter.
Twitter will soon go public and continues to be very powerful. Justin Bieber has lost his crown as the most followed person on Twitter to singer Katy Perry. He now trails the American singer by 16,000 followers. Justin who was in Brazil a week ago performing on stage, stormed off stage after being hit by a water bottle. The fans had no idea what happened after he left the stage without saying a word, they only realized he wasn’t coming back after the crew began packing away the set. According to reports, the fans at the Sao Paulo concert waited at least half an hour and sang his biggest hit, “Baby,” in the hope he would return. He never did. For the past few months, Justin Bieber has had his share of unwelcome headlines. Coming in third place as the most followed person on Twitter is Lady Gaga. Taking fourth place is President Barack Obama, and holding a steady fifth place is Taylor Swift.
Rose’s Scoop: Rossif Sutherland, son of legend Donald Sutherland plays Nostradamus in “Reign,” a period drama series which premiered on October 17 on The CW. Rossif is truly a rising star in Hollywood.
By Rose Quintiliano