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  • Brand X Files: 'Twilight' tickets on sale Thursday. Katy Perry is No. 1 on Maxim's 'Hot' list. Golfer Erica Blasberg found dead

     
    'Twilight Saga: Eclipse' tickets on sale Thursday at midnight: Fandango and MovieTickets each will offer advance ticketing of the vampire romance, which hits multiplexes nationwide June 30. (The Hollywood Reporter)25-year-old LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg...
  • An 'Idol' goes home, but Randy predicts 'major career' ahead

     
    In a one-hour show that stretched longer than Kara DioGuardi's earrings, another "Idol" hopeful was sent home Wednesday night. America's choice was neither shocking nor expected -- after all, as one contestant pointed out before the elimination was...
  • Ann Powers: Siobhan should have let us 'know her crazy'

     
    My friend Christina has a theory about what makes intimacy work. When you get to know someone, at first you just see the surface: good manners and wit and the flush of shared interests. For a friendship to stick, though, you have to feel confident...
  • Grammy Awards 2011: Lady Antebellum nears a rout with 'Need You Now'; Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' takes album of the year

    Grammy Awards 2011: Lady Antebellum nears a rout with 'Need You Now'; Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' takes album of the year
    Lady Antebellum's desperate late-night call for companionship, "Need You Now," was named record and song of the year among five awards the country trio collected during the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday from Staples Center in Los Angeles. But the...
  • Grammy Awards: Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire take top honors

    Grammy Awards: Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire take top honors
    Pop provocateurs Lady Gaga and Eminem may have brought more compelling career stories to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, but on a shocking night the big trophies went home Sunday with Southern trio Lady Antebellum and Montreal indie-rock band Arcade Fire....
  • Critic's Notebook: A night of bold moves and noisy risks at Grammys

    Critic's Notebook: A night of bold moves and noisy risks at Grammys
    Uprisings have been in the news of late, and here was another one. This year's Grammy Awards ceremony, telecast from Staples Center Sunday night, was a generational takeover and an airing of the widening gap between the traditional corporate music...
  • San Francisco's Valencia Street on bicycle

    San Francisco's Valencia Street on bicycle
    Nobody does hip like the bicyclists of San Francisco's Mission District. Weaving in and out of traffic with their Timbuk2 messenger bags slung over one shoulder, they make even a bike helmet look cool. Until recently, emulating them took a big dose of...
  • Keystone pipeline decision could be delayed until after election

    Keystone pipeline decision could be delayed until after election
    The Obama administration is considering a move that could delay a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by requiring sponsors to reduce the project's environmental risks before it can be approved, according to people with knowledge of the...
  • A Tony Bennett revival? They're singing his song

    A Tony Bennett revival? They're singing his song
    By his own admission, Tony Bennett doesn't get nervous often. But he was anxious that day, more than 50 years ago, when he was filling in for Perry Como as host on the crooner's variety television show. "Como had a big orchestra and great stars," Bennett...
  • Gene McDaniels dies at 76; pop singer and songwriter

    Gene McDaniels dies at 76; pop singer and songwriter
    Gene McDaniels, who emerged as a pop singing star in the early 1960s with hits such as "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and "Tower of Strength" and a decade later wrote Roberta Flack's No. 1 hit "Feel Like Makin' Love," has died. He was 76. McDaniels, whose...
  • David 'Fathead' Newman dies at 75; jazz saxophonist

    David "Fathead" Newman, a jazz saxophonist who was a key member of Ray Charles' band for a dozen years and later became a high-profile session player, has died. He was 75. Newman died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Kingston, N.Y.,...