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Steven Tyler, Rihanna, Robert Pattinson Pop Up At ACM Awards

The Band Perry, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum big winners. By Gil Kaufman Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood at the ACM Awards on Sunday Photo: Ethan Miller/ Getty Images You could be excused if you tuned into the 46th Academy of Country Music Awards show on Sunday night and thought that maybe you’d overslept and missed the Grammys. In addition to the usual compliment of cowboy hats and bedazzled boots, there was a healthy dose of rock and pop glitter at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In addition to “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler lending his formidable pipes to a duet with Carrie Underwood on her hit “Undo It,” the pair chewed up the stage for Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way,” with Underwood looking comfortable screeching the song’s chorus into a microphone with a glittery whip on the end. There were also some awards handed out, including four to Miranda Lambert, who won Best Female Vocalist, as well as Single, Song and Video of the Year honors for her tune “The House That Built Me.” But her roll ended at the fan-voted Entertainer of the Year trophy, which went to Taylor Swift, 21, the youngest-ever winner of that honor. “This is the first time I’ve ever won this, and I’m just losing my mind,” a teary Swift said in her signature breathless manner. “The fact that this is from the fans makes it so beautiful. … You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. Ever … We just got back from touring in Europe and Asia, so thank you for this wonderful welcome-home gift.” Earlier in the night, Swift premiered her new single, a get back tune at critics who’ve slagged her live singing in the past, which she performed while plucking a banjo. It was a big night for Grammy winners Lady Antebellum as well, with the country trio winning Top Vocal Group and Album of the Year for Need You Now, while bluegrass newcomers the Band Perry snagged Best New Artist. It was five in a row for Brad Paisley, who once again went home with the Best Male Vocalist hardware and the Gwyneth Paltrow-starring “Country Strong” took the Tex Ritter Award for films that emphasize country music. The performance-heavy three-hour show also featured the sight of Rihanna being joined by Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles for a dramatic duet on Ri’s new single, “California King Bed,” and folk pop icon James Taylor joined Zac Brown for a medley of “Colder Weather” and “Sweet Baby James.” Among the presenters were “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, as well as Robert Pattinson , who appeared on the show with his “Water for Elephants” co-star Reese Witherspoon. Related Artists Aerosmith Taylor Swift Rihanna

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Charlie Sheen Retools Torpedo Of Truth Tour After Bad Reviews

Actor switches to interview format after bombing in Detroit. By Gil Kaufman Charlie Sheen Photo: Michael Buckner/ Getty Images You may have thought that troubled former “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen doesn’t listen to any voices except the warrior shouts in his own head. But the actor appeared to have listened to his audience when he took the stage Sunday night for the second stop on his My Violent Torpedo of Truth/ Defeat Is Not an Option Tour. After bombing hard during his opening show in Detroit the night before and getting booed off the stage when his wandering production went off the rails, Sheen changed up the format Sunday in Chicago and gave the audience more of what they were looking for: dish on his chaotic personal life. According to ABC News , Sheen ditched his comedic opening act and the rambling multimedia presentation and switched to an interview-style format, with an MC asking him questions about his life and career for 90 minutes. He talked about the pleasure he gets from his “goddesses” and called former “Two and a Half” co-star Jon Cryer a “rock star.” He tried to calm down the crowd when they heckled the less appreciative audience in Detroit and shouted “Detroit sucks!” while waiting for Sheen to take the stage. He regaled the crowd of 3,600 at the Chicago Theatre with the tale of the first time he tried drugs; he talked about his marriages and his legal problems and explained why he prefers to pay for sex. “I have millions to blow, and I ran out of stuff to buy,” he said. Smoking throughout the show, Charlie lamented his dad Martin Sheen’s advice to pass up “The Karate Kid” in favor of the chance to appear in “Predator 2,” never mind, as CNN pointed out, that “Predator 2″ came out six years after “Kid” and Charlie did not appear in it. Sheen reportedly stayed up all night on the bus ride from Detroit to Chicago retooling the show. He ended the night with a poem, which read, “I stand before you oh captain oh captain to most humbly praise you for this radical ripple this single cast stone in the stagnant puddle that is the known universe. Your weapon of choice is wordplay via Dr. Seuss play.” It remains to be seen how the rest of the 20-city tour will do, with reports that a number of shows are suffering from poor ticket sales in light of the bad reviews of the Detroit appearance. Related Photos The Highs And Lows Of Charlie Sheen

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A Fool And His Money of the Duh: Fox 2 Detroit’s Alexis…

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A Fool And His Money of the Duh: Fox 2 Detroit’s Alexis Wiley speaks with disgruntled “ex-fans” outside the now-infamous first stop on Charlie Sheen’s “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option” tour. Tonight’s show at the Chicago Theatre is still on, but TMZ reports that Sheen’s security detail has scheduled an extra meeting to discuss additional crowd control measures. [ @richjuz .] Broadcasting platform : YouTube Source : The Daily What Discovery Date : 03/04/2011 14:00 Number of articles : 3

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Janet Jackson Announces North American Tour Dates

Janet Jackson is bringing her catalog of hits to a city near you. The veteran artist has announced a slew of North American dates for an upcoming tour that will feature singles from her chart-topping album “Number Ones.” “These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done,” Jackson writes on her website. “I will be as up close and personal as possible. These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all these years. I’ll be singing and dancing from my heart.” Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation/Nothing (Live) Where will Janet stop by your hometown arena? The US and Canada tour dates/locales are as follows: Chicago, IL March 7 & 8: The Chicago Theatre Toronto, ON, Canada March 12: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Uncasville, CT, March 16: Mohegan Sun Arena New York, NY March 18: Radio City Music Hall Washington, DC March 22: DAR Constitution Hall Atlantic City, NJ March 25 & 26: Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center Atlanta, GA March 29: Fox Theatre Saint Louis, MO March 31: Fox Theatre Grand Prairie, TX April 2: Verizon Theatre Denver, CO April 6: Wells Fargo Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center Phoenix, AZ April 8: Comerica Theatre Santa Barbara, CA April 9: Santa Barbara Bowl Los Angeles, CA April 14: Gibson Amphitheatre San Francisco, CA April 19: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Las Vegas, NV April 22 & 23: Caesars Palace – The Colosseum

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