Former Beatles Paul McCartney, left, and Ringo Starr are up for Grammy Awards. (Stephen Chernin / AP)
The two living members of the Beatles — Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr — are set to perform together at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Jan. 26. The show airs live on CBS. Starr will be honored with the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award; McCartney is up for a few awards, including Best Rock Song for “Cut Me Some Slack,” a tune he did with Dave Grohl and Krist Noveselic. The MusiCares Person of the Year is Carole King, who will perform with Sara Bareilles. Metallica will team up with pianist Lang Lang for a song, too. Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke, Chicago, Willie Nelson, Pink and more are also expected to take the Grammy’s stage.
One Gaye family legal tangle settled, another remains
Nona and Frankie Gaye, adult children of the late Marvin Gaye, may have come to a private settlement with music publishers Sony/ATV, EMI and Jobete (the latter from Gaye’s Motown connection), but their legal beef with Robin Thicke and collaborators Pharrell Williams and T.I. over their infectious, falsetto-laden hit “Blurred Lines” is still ongoing. Singer Thicke had filed a preemptive lawsuit against the Gaye family last August, seeking to protect them and the song against charges they improperly copied the late Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up.” Thicke and company attested in their suit that “being reminiscent of a ‘sound’ is not copyright infringement,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Razzie nominees name the worst of 2013
The annual Golden Raspberry awards — the Razzies — are out, calling attention to the worst performances in Hollywood the past year. “The Lone Ranger” is nominated not only for Worst Picture, but star Johnny Depp is in the running for worst actor. Tyler Perry is nominated for Worst Actress for “A Madea Christmas.” “Grown Ups 2” got several nominations including Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Adam Sandler), Worst Director (Dennis Dugan) and Worst Sequel, among others.
Justin Bieber’s buddy Lil Za was arrested twice Tuesday. The first time was for felony drug possession after Bieber’s house was raided following accusations that he threw eggs at a neighbor’s house. Then, as Lil Za was just minutes from posting to bail, TMZ reports that for some reason he smashed a phone at the jailhouse. He was re-booked for vandalism.
Pamela Anderson confirmed to E! News over the weekend that she has remarried her ex-husband Rick Salomon. They tied the knot the first time in 2007 (shortly after her brief marriage to Kid Rock). Who is Salomon? He’s a film producer whose most famous work is probably the sex tape he did with Paris Hilton.
Katy Perry will play the Palace of Auburn Hills on Aug. 11 and Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena Aug. 10. Country singer Kacey Musgraves will open the shows. Ticket prices and on-sale date are to be announced.
■Alternative pop/rock band Counting Crows is suing Universal Music Group for $1 million on the basis that the record label is not entitled to royalties from downloads of ring tones.