The third episode of HBO’s "Luck" shows us various characters reverting to addictions and bad habits of the past, wincing slightly while they return to their previous ways.
For aging jockey Ronnie Jenkins, it’s drugs and alcohol (after he breaks his collarbone again in a racing accident). For Jerry, it’s the poker table (and continuing to burn through his share of the big episode one winning). For Dr. Jo and Turo Escalante, it’s, strangely, each other.
But more on that later. The episode opens with a near-collision on the track, echoing the plotlines of many of the characters in the show.
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The Grammy Awards managed to pull off a celebration of both the living and the dead during Sunday's show, and in return they had the highest rated ceremony in nearly three decades.
According to a statement from the Recording Academy, more than 39 million viewers tuned in to see how the show would treat the passing of Whitney Houston, how Adele would perform in her first performance since throat surgery, and, of course, who would win what in the big categories.
Although it could be said that we pretty much already knew the answer to that question, because Adele picked up all six awards she was nominated for, as expected.
For the second year in a row, Grammy viewers were left scratching their heads at the Recording Academy's best new artist pick. For some, it was a question of who's more deserving, but for others it's also because they hadn't heard of the artist.
Bon Iver appears to be just as confounding as last year's best new artist winner Esperanza Spalding - or the album of the year winner Arcade Fire - as a number of inquiring viewers turned to the Web to try and figure out the identity of the best new artist Grammy holder.
The only problem is that some of those heard Bon Iver as Bonnie Bear (or Bonny Bear, Bonny Beer, Barney Bear, or Bony Bear - you get the picture).
Similar headline, but different ceremony.
As has been the case much of this awards season, "The Artist" was the big winner this weekend at the Orange British Academy Film Awards, or the BAFTAs.
The silent black-and-white film, which is nominated for the best picture Oscar, snapped up seven BAFTAs: Best film of the year; best director and best original screenplay, which both went to Michel Hazanavicius; best lead actor (Jean Dujardin); original music (Ludovic Bource); cinematography (Guillaume Schiffman); and costume design (Mark Bridges).
As promised, Nicki Minaj's performance at Sunday's Grammy Awards did offer plenty to talk about, and it's also riled the Catholic League.
The rapper/singer turned in a performance riddled with nods to religion, from her stroll down the red carpet accompanied by a pope lookalike, to the confession that opened her performance, to the "exorcism" of her alter-ego, Roman, in a pre-taped skit.
While performing her single "Roman Holiday," Minaj was surrounded by choir boys and monks (who could also bust a few moves) and eventually began to levitate high above the stage.
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