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January 25, 2014 | By Todd Martens and August Brown
There may be 82 Grammy categories, but don't expect to see more than 10 of them on Sunday's telecast of the Grammy Awards. Instead, the three-plus-hour awards show is more of a televised concert, and this year, Paul McCartney, Daft Punk, Katy Perry and Lorde are among the scheduled performers. But if the Oscars brings more trophies to its live show, the Grammys packs more theater. The bulk of the Grammy awards are scheduled to be handed out Sunday afternoon during a pre-telecast ceremony that will be streamed starting at 1 p.m. on . That means the big show, which airs tape-delayed on CBS at 8 p.m. on the West Coast, can carry that much more drama.
January 21, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
The Grammy Awards will end this year's ceremony with a bang. A rock supergroup featuring Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham, Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stage is to close Sunday night's telecast from Staples Center, organizers announced Tuesday. "We're incredibly excited about this number," said Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich in a statement to Spin . "There's nothing better than when the Grammys rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time.
December 17, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Justin Tucker is the man for the Baltimore Ravens. With the game - and quite possibly the entire season - on the line Monday night against the Detroit Lions, Coach John Harbaugh didn't turn to quarterback Joe Flacco, the reigning Super Bowl MVP and the highest-paid player in NFL history. Nope. On fourth-and-eight with 38 seconds remaining and the Ravens trailing by one, Harbaugh decided to let the guy who had accounted for all 15 of his team's points that night and who had made 32 straight field goals on the season attempt one more.
December 4, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Nick Young has a unique personality, starting with his nickname "Swaggy P. " Time Warner Cable SportsNet analysts, and former Lakers champions, James Worthy and Byron Scott have Young's speech pattern down cold. In a clip put together on the TWC website , Worthy and Scott both nail Young impersonations. "I'm gonna come and do what Swaggy P do, I'm gonna score the ball," jokes Scott. Young has been a steady player for the Lakers through 18 games, averaging 14.2 points on 44.1% shooting from the field.
November 19, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
  On Tuesday, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant practiced for the second time  since April, after tearing his Achilles tendon in a win over the Golden State Warriors. Bryant's return date remains a mystery, although he suggested it could be before the end of the month. "We'll see," was said by both Bryant and Coach Mike D'Antoni. If Friday or Sunday at home is feasible, the Lakers certainly downplayed the possibility. A return against the Warriors on Friday would seem scripted, seven months after an injured Bryant hit two free throws to help seal the Lakers' win over Golden State.
November 10, 2013
The love affair with nail polish that ignited during the recession is still going strong. According to a March 2013 report by global market research firm NPD Group, "more than half of women age 18-plus have purchased nail products for at-home use or professional nail services in the past year" and those going to a professional are twice as likely to experiment with sturdy gel polish as they are services like nail art. In the year preceding the report,...
November 9, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
A great rock band requires a source of tension. It can be almost anything: the relationship between melody and noise in Nirvana, for instance, or the competing interests of creative co-captains like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones. During its original run, Nine Inch Nails drew on several such sources, including frontman Trent Reznor's uneasiness about the celebrity he'd attained and the obsession in his lyrics with submission and domination. The group packaged a sense of danger for a mass audience.
November 9, 2013 | By Alene Dawson
Crackle may be good for your Rice Krispies but usually not for your nail polish. When your manicure chips soon after you get it done, it's not just annoying; it's a waste of time and money. Even industry pros aren't immune to the problem. Sree Roy, former managing editor of Nails and Viet Salon magazines, used to get so exasperated with chipping (which would sometimes start only an hour after she'd had a manicure) that she'd often not wear nail polish at all. Her solution now is to wear gel or shellac products.
November 7, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld
The new Melrose Avenue storefront is a man's world, make no mistake. The theme could not be stated more bluntly. Above the front desk: the rusted front end of a 1953 Chevy pickup. Along one wall: a vintage sign whose faded red letters read AUTO. Scotch is ready to pour, pending a liquor license. The lights are dim, the leather chairs deep. This place calls itself the first man cave for … manicures. Its name is Hammer & Nails . It will welcome the hairy-chested public starting Saturday.
September 27, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Is Trent Reznor a secret soul-music man? After spending the summer earning concert reviews filled with words like "brutal" and "wrathful," the Nine Inch Nails frontman revealed the lineup for the band's upcoming Tension 2013 tour, and it features some perhaps-unexpected R&B veterans. According to a tweet from its official account, the influential industrial-rock group will perform as an eight-piece, including bassist Pino Palladino (who's played with D'Angelo and Jose James) and backup singers Sharlotte Gibson and Lisa Fischer, the latter of whom tours regularly with the Rolling Stones.
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