Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to perform at Grammys, and more news to note
January 14th, 2014
07:30 PM ET

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to perform at Grammys, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • The Recording Academy is making up for its lackluster nominees list with a strong lineup of performers for its awards show. The event, coming up on January 26, will now also feature Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as part of a Beatles-centric special set that'll include other acts like the Eurythmics. [HitFix]
  • We kind of love the idea of Johnny Depp as Dr. Strange, as one casting rumor has suggested could happen, but it looks like that gossip might not be based on truth. [Deadline]
  • Tina Fey's Golden Globes joke about Leonardo DiCaprio - that he gets with a lot of supermodels - definitely walked a thin line between spot-on and crass. But it was also, it seems, pretty true: he left the ceremony after winning the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy and made a beeline for the lips of his model girlfriend, Toni Garnn. [GossipCop]
  • We were feeling a little left out that we hadn't had a chance to see Orlando Bloom's "Romeo and Juliet" on Broadway, but now we can try to see it on the big screen. A recording of the production will be available in more than 2,000 movie theaters across the U.S. from February 13-19 (to coincide with Valentine's Day, naturally). [People]
  • The execs behind Showtime, the geniuses that they are - or are at least today - have rightly renewed Lisa Kudrow's "Web Therapy." [NYMag's Vulture]

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soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. AlucarD

    Paul and Harrison were the only talents in the band. Ringo was a solidly boring plain drummer and that yoko banger was a silly hippy who had a terrible voice and bad taste in guitar licks. Speaking of yoko, can we send that old dirty hippy broad into space so we don't need to hear her dopey shrieking any more.

    January 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bob R.

    Ringo is one of the Worst Drummers in History.....They should of kept Pete Best when they had him...

    January 17, 2014 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Beatles fan

    Why not invite Julian Lennon?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    January 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Betsy

      He does sound (and look) like John, but I don't think he's near as talented as Johm was, IMHO.

      January 16, 2014 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • carrisa

      agreed

      January 18, 2014 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Gagoo1947

      The point is to have the remaining two members of the original Beatles perform together; It's not about bringing in the Beatles children or other family members. And for the person who said "Why not bring in Julian Lennon", please remember, Sean Lennon is also an accomplished musician. And, for the person who said Ringo was a horrible drummer and the band should have kept Pete Best, all I can say is Ringo was part of an amazing foursome called the Beatles who made musical history so he certainly must have been a decent drummer.

      January 18, 2014 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      Because he sucks?

      January 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. hifijohn

    ringo will be parking the cars and serving the drinks.

    January 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The

    Beatles weren't that good and are very forgettable.

    January 16, 2014 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. Peace ☮

    What, no story about Bieb's house getting raided? Congrat's to the Beatles for being honored at the ASM awards. Too bad only 2 of them are alive to see it.

    January 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tony

    Let's hope we see a full Beatles reunion real soon...

    January 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bilbo Baggins

      Um... This is considered a full Beatles reunion. There's only 2 left...

      January 15, 2014 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Aerosmithgela

    Good for them...always liked the Beatles.

    January 15, 2014 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. diamonion

    The last remaining Beatles; Paul McCartney and... the drummer.

    January 15, 2014 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      diamonion- obviously you do not understand drums. If you did, you would not make such a stupid comment

      January 15, 2014 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Boo

      Rick is right....you're a moron.

      January 15, 2014 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      and... the drummer, you fo real ?

      January 15, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Betsy

      Yeah, ole what's-his-name...Ringo...one of the best known drummers in history...

      January 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaybubs58

      if anyone of those 4 guys were not part of the band that changed the musical world in so many ways, there never would have been the Beatles as we know them now. each one played an important part of the band by lending their talents, wisdom, intuition and individual personalities. Even Ringo, "the drummer" as you put it added his own brand and style to the group. he may not be a singer/songwriter but added so much more in other ways, not to mention he is one great drummer. I guess you really had to be there to understand what it was all about and i'm certainly glad i was.

      January 17, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      Ringo is a mediocre drummer at best and he's admitted it himself. And that may be giving him too much credit.

      January 18, 2014 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tiny dik

    Get out of here loser

    January 15, 2014 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. blah

    That ain't a question.

    January 16, 2014 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  12. Daffy Duck

    Dithhhhpickable!!!

    January 16, 2014 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |

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