Sad news for Gaga fans - courtesy of ABCEPrep
Bad news for Lady Gaga fans: she's been forced to cancel
the rest of the dates of her Born This Way Ball tour due to injury.
Earlier this week, Gaga announced that she had to postpone shows in Chicago,Detroit and Hamilton, Ontario, because she was suffering from "severe inflammation of the joints" that was so painful that it rendered her unable to walk.
On Wednesday night, the tour's promoter, Live Nation Global Touring, announced that after additional tests "to review the severity of the issue, it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip. She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict downtime to recover. This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour so she can heal."
Ticket holders can get a refund at the point of purchase beginning Thursday.
Gaga had 21 scheduled dates remaining on the North American leg of her Born This Way Ball tour, through March 20.
Poor Lady Gaga - not feeling well, find out details here, courtesy of ABCEPrep
Lady Gaga has been forced to postpone shows because an injury she'd been hiding has gotten serious enough that she's unable to perform.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Gaga explained that she's in so much pain that she cannot walk, and under doctors' orders, she's been forced to postpone her shows in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton, Ontario.
"There's an unfortunate announcement coming out right now, concerning myself and the Born This Ball. Im so sorry. I barely know what to say," she writes. "I've been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for sometime now, over the past month it has worsened. I've been praying it would heal."
She continued, "I hid it from my staff, I didn't want to disappoint my amazing fans. However after last nights performance I could not walk and still can't. I hope you can forgive me, as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself."
Gaga added that she is "devasted & sad," and said, "It will hopefully heal as soon as possible, I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and Im sorry."
Another tweet reveals that Gaga's condition is called "synovitis," which means "severe inflammation of the joints."
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Looking for something to do tonight? How abouta yummy pancake dinner in Newton. Read all about it here (courtesy of nj dot com)
• Christ Church in Newton will host a Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., in celebration of Shrove Tuesday, the eve of the Season of Lent in the Episcopal tradition.
The supper is open to the public and is priced at $6 per person or $18 per family. Christ Church is located at 62 Main St., in the heart of downtown Newton. The dinner will be hosted by the Junior and Senior Choirs of Christ Episcopal Church; all proceeds will go towards the renowned music programs for children and adults offered at Christ Church. Tickets will be available at the door.
For information about the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, call Joe Mello at 862-268-4720.
In case you missed it - the Grammy Winners are ...................(courtesy of abceprep)
The winners of the 55th Grammy Awards, held at the Staples Center
in Los Angeles last night:
Album of the Year
Mumford & Sons, BabelRecord of the Year
Gotye featuring Kimbra, "Somebody That I Used to Know"Song Of The Year [awarded to songwriter]
"We Are Young," Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate
Ruess, songwriters (fun. featuring Janelle Monae)Best New Artist
Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, StrongerBest Pop Solo Performance
"Set Fire To The Rain (Live)," AdeleBest Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye featuring KimbraBest Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Kisses On The Bottom, Paul McCartneyBest Rock Performance
"Lonely Boy," The Black KeysBest Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"Love Bites (So Do I)," HalestormBest Rock Song
"Lonely Boy," The Black KeysBest Rock Album
El Camino, The Black KeysBest Alternative Music Album
Making Mirrors, GotyeBest R&B Performance
"Climax," UsherBest Traditional R&B Performance
"Love On Top," BeyoncéBest R&B Song
"Adorn," MiguelBest Urban Contemporary Album
Channel Orange, Frank OceanBest R&B Album
Black Radio, Robert Glasper ExperimentBest Rap Performance
"N****s In Paris," Jay-Z & Kanye WestBest Rap/Sung Collaboration
"No Church In The Wild," Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean
& The-DreamBest Rap Song
"N****s In Paris," Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap Album
Take Care, DrakeBest Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away"Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"Pontoon," Little Big Town
Best Country Song
"Blown Away," Carrie Underwood
Best Country Album
Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
Song Written For Visual Media
"Safe & Sound" (From The Hunger Games), Taylor Swift,
John Paul White, Joy Williams
Short-Form Music Video
"We Found Love," Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
Long-Form Music Video
"Big Easy Express," Mumford & Sons
Best Spoken Word
Society's Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian
I don't think it's snowing for the Grammys - BUT - we're getting lots of it tonight! First, let's talk Grammys - here's what we can expect (coutesty of ABCEPrep)
If you're going to tune in to any part of the Grammy Awards telecast Sunday on CBS starting at 8pm the first few minutes seem like they'll be pretty entertaining. Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the awards said that Taylor Swift's big opening number will be quite the
"What's really great about Taylor is that as she's grown over the past several years, she's become much more interested and much more aware of wanting to do bigger and bigger productions," says Ehrlich. "So, she's got both stages of our double stage going, and she's got a stage full of people." He adds, "It's probably the biggest production element in the show and it's gonna be very
exciting, and it's great to see her continue to grow to this level."
Aside from solo performances like Taylor's, fans will also see unique musical collaborations, like Maroon 5 singing with Alicia
Keys, Bruno Mars teaming up with both Sting and Rihanna and Ed
Sheeran duetting with Elton John.
"People now come to expect that from our show," says Ehrlich of these "Grammy Moments." "And artists now are very open and receptive about doing it, because they really look at it as an opportunity. It's not something that they can necessarily do on other shows, that say to them, 'OK. Just come on and do [your]
In the case of Alicia and Maroon 5, Ehrlich says he decided to put them
together because he thought their current singles -- "Girl on Fire" and
"Daylight" -- sounded like the same song.
"When I listened to them, there was this incredible commonality that, to a point where, when I mashed 'em up and played 'em together just to kind of see how it felt, there were a couple of places where I wasn't sure which song I was listening to," he explains.
Ehrlich's also excited about the return to the Grammy stage of Justin
Timberlake, who he says "saved our lives" back in 2009 by performing an extra number to fill a hole in the broadcast -- a hole which Ehrlich notes was caused by "that little drop-out with Chris Brown and Rihanna." You may recall that both artists, then a couple, pulled out of the show at the last minute after he assaulted her. "We've missed him," says Ehrlich of Justin.
While acknowledging that staging a telecast of more than three hours, with 19 musical performances, awards being handed out and huge egos everywhere, is "incredibly difficult to do logistically, the
human part of it -- the talent booking, the creative part of it, the music that's created by our artists -- you know, that's the joy of it. "
"What you can expect is three-and-a-half hours of things that you probably won't see anywhere else."
Bruce Springsteen is being honored tonight (also courtesy of ABCEPrep)
In addition to those artists, Bruce also will get the tribute treatment from Neil Young, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, soul legend Mavis Staples, R&B singer John Legend and country stars Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown and Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, a huge fan of The Boss, will host the event, which takes place two days before the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony.
Proceeds from the MusiCares gala, which celebrates not only Bruce's artistic achievements but also his charity work, will go to help musicians and those in the music industry who need financial, medical or personal help.
And now in our world! SNOW - heavy snow tonight into tomorrow - keep up to date here
Thank you to Laurie and Dave from Lorenzos Pizzeria for coming in to decorate the 1023 WSUS LORENZO'S PIZZERIA STUDIOS! Love you guys! PS: Thanks for the yummy pizza too!!!!!!!!!
Talent runs in the family! Check out Bruno Mars' sisters as they work on a debut album and new reality series .....
Courtesy of ABCEPrep
Bruno Mars' sisters Jamie, Tiara, Tahiti and Presley, who record together under the name The Lylas, have a "docu-series" in development with WE tv. The show will follow the sisters from their home in Hawaii to Los Angeles, where they're currently working on their debut album. It will also document the sisters' "dynamic relationship."
In a statement, a WE tv executive said, "The Lylas are fierce, independent women, leaving their home -- and in some cases their relationships and kids -- for a chance at pursuing their love of music." She added, "Their story is one filled with all of the drama and chaos that comes from making a major life change, with the added spice of doing it alongside your sisters."
It's not clear if Bruno will appear in the series with his siblings. The Lylas have just released their debut single "Come Back" on iTunes. The song's video can be seen on YouTube.
Last night the Special Olympics kicked off at Mountain Creek in Vernon, read about it below (courtesy of njherald dot com)
The 2013 Winter Games of the Special Olympics got underway last night with an opening ceremony at Mountain Creek.
Approximately 300 athletes and their families gathered outside the Red Tail Lodge, their spirits undimmed by the subfreezing temperatures.
Rich Dwyer, a volunteer with Special Olympics New Jersey, served as master of ceremonies for the event, which began at 7:30 p.m. and lasted approximately 45 minutes.
Don Flaght, chairman of the board at Special Olympics New Jersey, and Mountain Creek Resort President Bill Benneyan were among the
Others addressing the crowd included Bradford Johnson, the general manager of Skylands Ice World, and Vernon Mayor Vic Marotta.
Moses Choi, an athlete from Bergen County, recited the oath: "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
Up next was the torch procession down the mountain, with the ski patrol lighting flares to mark the path, followed by athlete Becky Grant from Somerset County with the torch.
Fireworks concluded the ceremony.
Competition will take place today and Wednesday at two venues.
Mountain Creek will host skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing today and Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Figure skating and speed skating will take place today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Skylands Ice World.
Some of the athletes are from Sussex County.
Katy Lido, spokeswoman for Special Olympics New Jersey, said there will be seven athletes from Sussex County on the Vernon Mountaineers alpine skiing team.
Special Olympics New Jersey, based in Lawrenceville, provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in 24 sports for more than 22,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
This year's competition will include a new event for athletes age 7 and younger. A "Riglet Park" snowboarding experience, which will provide children with their first introduction to snowboarding and sliding on snow, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mountain Creek.
The Winter Games is one of four statewide competitions held annually by Special Olympics New Jersey.
All events are free and open to the public.