Martin Short hosted. Paul McCartney performed. And Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson and Tina Fey all made cameos.
But the New York Children’s Choir stole the show at Saturday Night Live this weekend, as it opened the program with a beautiful rendition of “Silent Night.”
The move was made in honor of the Connecticut shooting victims who died at the incomprehensible hands of Adam Lanza. Watch the moving gesture now:SNL Childen’s Choir Opening Tweet
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger cracked at joke at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy Relief last night in New York that didn’t sit well with some fans.Rolling Stones 12-12-12 Concert
“This has got to be the largest collection of old English musicians ever assembled in Madison Square Garden,” he said of the star-studded benefit show.
“But I’ve got to say, if it rains in London, you’ve got to come and help us, OK?”
Fans expressed varying degrees of shock, as victims of Hurricane Sandy in the tri-state area are still reeling from the $70 billion in damages caused by theMore >
Three members of the Russian group Pussy Riot were sentenced to multiple years in prion yesterday. Their crime?
Calling out President Vladimir Putin during a March performance in Russia.
Now, various stars and musicians are responding to the punishment, with one well-known band vowing to never play in Russia again. Here is a rundown of reactions:
Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney: “FYI. We will never being playing a show in Russia as long as they imprison innocent musicians for speaking their minds peacefully.”
Mischa Barton: “I can’t believe sentencing #pussyriot to2 yrs in jail.asMore >
For all of you out there who still have Justin Bieber fever, I have news for you. It looks like the One Direction fans are slowly building momentum in creating the largest fan base ever on the internet!
It seems like the British boy band is destined to become one of the most successful bands of all time – even surpassing The Beatles in their success! Here’s what a storyboard on Tumblr write:
Fans’ inspiration for all of this? Four boys from small towns in the UK (and one from Ireland), who were discovered on The X Factor, manufactured by Simon Cowell, and went on to top 100 million views onMore >
Demi Lovato reveals that she almost ran over Beatles legend Paul McCartney with her car!
Demi, who is currently across the pond in London promoting her new album, almost ran over the chart topper while she was out sightseeing with her fans. She wrote on Twitter:
“today I was pulling into a parking space that some guys were standing in the middle of, and almost hit them.”
When they turned around, she noted that one of the men “was a BEATLE… Yes, YOU HEARD ME… SIR PAUL MCCARNTEY!”
“He was so sweet!! Can’t believe I met him today. WOW!” she added, before reiterating, “I can’t believe I almostMore >
A mesmerizing Grammy act and an untimely death both played a major role in the latest Billboard 200 top 10.
Fresh off six wins and her first live performance since throat surgery (below), Adele sold 237,000 albums last week (resulted are tracked through Sunday night), a 95 percent increase from the previous seven days and enough to keep “21″ atop the chart for the 20th week.
It has now moved 6.6 million copies.
Following Houston’s passing, meanwhile, “Whitney: The Greatest Hits,” sold 64,000 units, which represents an increase of, oh, 5,994 percent fromMore >
The 2012 Grammy Awards became the Adele Awards Sunday.
The British chanteuse went six for six, collecting every one of the awards for which she was nominated, including top honors for album, record and song of the year.
As she tearfully accepted album of the year for 21, she professed gratitude. “It’s been the most life-changing year,” the 23-year-old said, wiping her eyes.
Led by hit singles “Someone Like You” (best pop solo performance) and “Rolling in the Deep,” the album was inspired by “a rubbish relationship,” she joked.
She also offered a searing performance of “Rolling in theMore >
Katy Perry has booked her first U.S. performances since breaking up with Russell Brand late last year. It looks like she’s got a busy week ahead of her, too.
The 27-year-old hits the stage at a private pre-Super Bowl party in Indianapolis Saturday, then will do double duty on Grammy weekend in Los Angeles.
On February 10, she’ll be among the headliners honoring Paul McCartney at the MusiCares benefit. Then it’s on to the 2012 Grammy Awards February 12!
Perry is a nominee for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Solo Performance, and has enjoyed a record-setting year, making the GrammysMore >