Morning Show Fun

by Gino on February 11, 2013

in Front Page News,Gino and The Magic Morning Show


The 55th Annual Grammy Awards kicked off with a bang. Taylor Swift started the show with a performance and then LL Cool J took the stage for hosting, joking and performing duties.

Fun. were the surprise winners of the night, winning for Best New Artist and “We Are Young” winning for Song of the Year. 2013 was a well rounded Grammy Awards show with Gotye and The Black Keys taking home three awards each.

Former American Idols, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood also took home hardware. Kelly earned the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for “Stronger” and Carrie took home the award for both, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for “Blown Away.”


  • Album of the Year: Babel, Mumford and Sons
  • Record of the Year: “Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
  • Best New Artist: Fun.
  • Best Country Album: Zac Brown Band, Uncaged
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “No Church In The Wild,” Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, The Dream
  • Best Pop Vocal Album: “Stronger”, Kelly Clarkson
  • Best Rock Performance: Lonely Boy, The Black Keys
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
  • Song of the Year: “We Are Young,” Fun.
  • Best Country Solo Performance: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
  • Best Pop Solo Performance: “Set Fire To The Rain,” Adele
  • Producer of the Year: Dan Auerbach
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Somebody That I Used To Know,” Goyte feat. Kimbra
  • Best Alternative Music Album: Making Mirrors, Goyte
  • Best Rock Album: El Camino, The Black Keys
  • Best Rock Song: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
  • Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney
  • Best Country Song: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “Poonton,” Little Big Town
  • Best World Album: The Living Room Sessions Part 1, Ravi Shankar
  • Best Rap Song: “Adorn,” Miguel
  • Best R&B Performance: “Climax,” Usher
  • Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Love On Top,” Beyonce
  • Best Rap Album: Take Care, Drake
  • Best Rap Song: “N****s In Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West
  • Best Rap Performace: “N****s In Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West
  • Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
  • Best R&B Album: Black Radio, Robert Glasper
  • Best Dance/Electronica Album: Bangarang, Skrillex
  • Best Dance Recording: “Bangarang,” Skrillex featuring Sirah
  • Best Regional Roots Album: The Band Courtbouillon, Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy
  • Best Folk Album: The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
  • Best Blues Album: Locked Down, Dr. John
  • Best Americana Album: Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt
  • Best Compilation Soundtrack Album: Midnight In Paris
  • Best Latin Jazz Album: ¡Ritmo!, The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: Radio Music Society, Esperanza Spaulding
  • Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Hot House,” Gary Buron & Chick Corea
  • Best New Age Album: Echoes of Love, Oakram
  • Best Comedy Album: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon
  • Best Spoken Word Album: Society’s Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian
  • Best Children’s Album: Can You Canoe?, The Okee Dokee Brothers
  • Best Reggae Album: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff
  • Best Long Form Music Video: “Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Best Short Form Music Video: “We Found Love,” Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris

Kate Upton on Cover of ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue for Second Straight Year

Fresh from her turn starring in a Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl commercial, 20-year-old “It Girl” model Kate Upton is on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue for the second year in a row. The magazine had planned to make the announcement tonight (February 11th) on the Late Show with David Letterman, as it has for several years, but after a fashion blogger spoiled those plans by breaking the news Friday, SI confirmed it via Twitter the same day, tweeting, “POLAR BARE: @KateUpton in Antarctica is your 2013 SI Swimsuit Cover Model!” along with the cover photo showing the buxom Upton wearing white bikini bottoms with an open white fur-trimmed jacket and nothing underneath it. The Florida native also took to Twitter, tweeting about the cover, “I look… Cold lol. Took us 2 months to thaw out.” The 2013 Swimsuit Issue, which will feature photos of models on all seven continents, will hit newsstands tomorrow (February 12th).

Meteorologists Not Onboard with ‘Nemo’ Name for Winter Storm

While many media outlets were using — and humorously riffing on — the name Nemo for the blizzard that socked the northeastern part of the U.S. on Friday and Saturday, many meteorologists refused to use the name, and were unhappy that others were. Naming winter storms was the brainchild of The Weather Channel, which announced last fall that it would start doing so to help people more easily track them, using the names of gods from Norse and other mythologies. But a lot of meteorologists didn’t take the news well. Thomas Downs of Weather 2000 told the Los Angeles Times, “This is more of a PR stunt by the Weather Channel. It’s not something the government is running with. There’s not really a hold-fast criteria to determine when to name it like there is with hurricanes and tropical storms.” Joel Meyer, the founder and president of Weather Channel competitor AccuWeather, put out a statement last fall slamming the naming move, saying, “In unilaterally deciding to name winter storms, the Weather Channel has confused media spin with science and public safety. We have explored this issue for 20 years and have found that this is not good science and will mislead the public. Winter storms are very different from hurricanes.” The Times explains a main issue is that while there are only about 20 tropical storms each year, there dozens of storms every week in the U.S. so how do they decide which ones are worthy of being named? Brian Norcross, senior executive director of weather content and presentation at the Weather Channel, told the Times, “It would have to be something disruptive” to travel and other plans.

Phone Rings While In Prisoner’s Butt

A 58-year-old prisoner in Sri Lanka who tried to hide a phone in his rectum — along with a hands-free headset — was caught after guards heard the phone ring. A guard told reporters, “Guards knew he had a phone at the wrong end,” and an X-ray confirmed their suspicions. (AFP)

Baby Born During Nemo

Rescuers and the National Guard arrived just in time to help deliver a baby at a Worchester, Massachusetts home and clear the snow away so the new mother and baby could be taken to the hospital. According to the Massachusetts National Guard Ericka Bueno called 911 when her water broke in the middle of the blizzard. Nearly 10 minutes later, a military field ambulance arrived. A National Guard Sergeant said in a statement, “Upon arriving on scene, it was quickly determined that the woman would not reach the hospital before giving birth and must deliver at home.” While the baby was being delivered, soldiers shoveled a path from the home to the ambulance. Bueno said in a statement, “It’s just good to know that we had so many people behind us, that it wasn’t just the EMTs, that we had the National Guard there. I was just a regular person giving birth, and they went and they shoveled us out and they made sure that we made it to the hospital. When my daughter grows up, I’m going to let her know that we had a lot of very supportive, important people there to make sure that she got to the hospital safely.” The baby’s name is Nohely. (UPI)

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