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Oct. 13, 2010 at 1:30 PM   |   Comments

Eminem, Lady Antebellum earn 5 AMA nods

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Eminem and Lady Antebellum led the field with five nods apiece when nominations for the 2010 American Music Awards were announced Tuesday.

Justin Bieber followed with four nominations for the fan-voted prizes, while B.o.B., Katy Perry, Ke$ha and Usher are each up for three awards.

Competing for the evening's top honor of artist of the year are Bieber, Eminem, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

Bon Jovi, P!nk and Usher have been booked to perform at the 38th annual event, which is to take place at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks and the show is to air on ABC, organizers said.

"We are happy to congratulate all of the nominees for their accomplishments in 2010. We look forward to an exciting night of music and celebration on Nov. 21," Orly Adelson, executive producer of the show, and Larry Klein, AMA producer, said in a joint statement.


Situation booted from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino Tuesday became the fourth celebrity eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.

"I definitely was (committed to the competition)," Sorrentino said upon learning he and professional dance partner Karina Smirnoff had been booted off the show. "I told myself, 'If I get eliminated today, I put it all on the floor last night.' I bow out gracefully. ... I tried my best and at the end of the day somebody's got to go home. It is the fourth round and if I made it to the fourth round, that was my best, I guess."

Previously voted off this season were David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton and Margaret Cho.

Still in the running for the coveted mirror ball trophy, along with their professional dance partners, are Rick Fox, Jennifer Grey, Florence Henderson, Kyle Massey, Brandy, Bristol Palin, Audrina Patridge and Kurt Warner.


Report: Dion to have C-section this month

PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Canadian-born pop star Celine Dion will undergo a Caesarean section in Florida this month to deliver her twin sons, The Palm Beach Post said Wednesday.

The 42-year-old singer is scheduled to have her babies at St. Mary's Medical Center Oct. 22, the newspaper quoted an unnamed insider as saying.

Four rooms at the hospital's refurbished birthing center have already been set aside for Dion, her family, staff and security.

The newspaper said the hospital is doing everything to make Dion comfortable during her stay, putting in her room a microwave oven, fridge, queen-sized bed, new towels, bath mat, robe, pillows and comforters.

Dion also was allowed to handpick the nurses she wants to attend her, the report said.

Ryan Lieber, a spokesman for St. Mary's owner Tenet, told the Post it has not been confirmed if Dion will deliver her babies at the hospital.

The singer and her family recently moved to Jupiter Island, Fla.


'Bullets' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Toby Keith's "Bullets in the Gun" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 is Kenny Chesney's "Hemingway's Whiskey," followed by Bruno Mars's "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" at No. 3, Eminem's "Recovery" at No. 4 and Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give" at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are Waka Flocka Flame's "Flockaveli" at No. 6, Linkin Park's "A Thousand Suns" at No. 7, Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" at No. 8,

Trey Songz's "Passion, Pain & Pleasure" at No. 9 and Selena Gomez & the Scene's "A Year Without Rain" at No. 10.

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