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Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammy Awards

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift, Katy Perry and Pink are among the artists set to perform at the Grammy Awards later this month.

The "Just Give Me a Reason" hitmaker is set to perform the duet, nominated for Song of the Year, with indie rocker Nate Ruess from FUN, while Katy will sing her recent hit "Roar" at the 56th ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26.

"Everything Has Changed" singer Taylor, who is nominated for Album of the Year, Best Country Song, Best Country Duo/Pop Performance and Best Country Album, will also take to the stage.

Other performers will include Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, T.I., Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Robin Thicke, who will sing his hit "Blurred Lines" alongside the '70s and '80s band Chicago, whose "The Chicago Transit Authority" album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.

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Kristin Cavallari to Marry on July 13

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: D-List, Sports, Television, Weddings, Rumors,

Kristin Cavallari and Jay CutlerKristin Cavallari will marry Jay Cutler in Chicago this summer.

The former The Hills star - who recently hinted she is will walk down the aisle very soon but declined to officially confirm the details of their big day - has reportedly registered for gifts at luxurious homeware store Williams-Sonoma, where she listed the couple's wedding date as July 13.

The 26-year-old shoe designer - who got engaged to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay, 29, in November 2011 for the second time just seven months after calling off their first engagement - selected 70 items for their wedding wish list including a burger press, waffle maker, lemon reamer and fish tweezers, according to People.com. The gifts have a total value of $4,000 are similar to the items initially chosen by the couple before they broke up.

Kristin, who shares seven-month-old son Camden with Jay, recently revealed their wedding plans had been finalized: "Everything is planned and ready to go, but that's all I'm going to tell you."

Unboxing Live 098: iPhone 5 (white and black!)

We brought you our iPhone 5 white unboxing gallery and iPhone 5 black unboxing gallery a few weeks ago, but we know there are some out there who just prefer seeing it all unfold on video. It's a bit delayed, but in this episode we are on location for the launch of the new iPhone 5! This time, we come to you from the Northbrook Mall Apple Store in the Chicago area, and we've got a white & silver and black & slate iPhone to open up and show off in this episode. Did you get your iPhone 5 yet? Also, be sure to check out our comprehensive iPhone 5 review.

Big thank you to GoToMeeting for sponsoring the show - be sure to check them out! GoToMeeting with HDFaces provides rich, super-simple collaborative virtual meetings.

Oprah Says Good-Bye With Bevy of Celebrity Friends

Oprah's Final Show -- Oprah and Maria Shriver - by Charles Rex Arbogast, APOprah Winfrey taped her final show this week, and Chicago was brimming with A-listers who came to help her say good-bye. A massive stage was added to the United Center, which was packed with more than 20,000 fans.

Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Madonna, Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, Diane Sawyer, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx and many others were in attendance, including Chicago hero Michael Jordan. Oprah's finale shows will air on Monday and Tuesday.

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Top 10 Things Overheard @ C2E2

Green Lantern C2E2The comic book convention season is in full swing, and that was never more apparent than this weekend in Chicago for C2E2.

Comic fans, cosplayers, celebrities, editors, artists and writers all gathered in a giant nerdpile of awesomeness.

And whenever all those things get together, a lot of chatter is going to take place. Here then are the Top Ten Things We Overheard at C2E2 2011:

10. "That new Wonder Woman costume is epic!"

9. "That new Wonder Woman costume sucks!"

8. "Wasn't C2E2 R2D2's wife?"

7. "This sure smells like San Diego!"

6. "This is really nice carpeting. What? I'm just sayin'!"

5. "At home I can follow Bendis on Twitter. Here I can actually follow Bendis!"

4. "I just saw Wizard World Chicago crying in the bathroom."

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VIDEO: Lady Gaga the Crowd Surfer

Fans watching Semi Precious Weapons in Chicago last Friday got more than they bargained for.

During the group’s set at , the band was joined onstage – and off-stage – by .

The “Bad Romance” singer not only hit the drums during a performance of “Magnetic Baby,” she hit the crowd with singer Justin Tranter.

In the video above, you can see Gaga crowd surfing with help from the excited festival attendees.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: July 6, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon TattooHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Brooklyn’s Finest: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Chicago (1927): DVD
  • Clay Pigeons: DVD
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Jason and the Argonauts: Blu-ray
  • Ladybugs: Blu-ray
  • Legal Eagles: DVD
  • Love and Other Disasters: Blu-ray
  • The Lovely Bones: Blu-ray
  • A Single Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Windy City within reach of unlimited championships

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Championship, MLB, NHL,

Alex RiosThe city of Chicago has a long sports tradition. When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last week and ended the NHL’s longest championship drought, a new chapter began in the history book of the Windy City. That story continued on Sunday night as the champs brought Lord Stanley’s prized hardware into Wrigley Field to show off to the fans - and perhaps inspire either of Chicago’s two baseball teams to follow in their footsteps.

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American Idol 9: The Finale

Wednesday night was Simon Cowell’s last moment with American Idol, and the night belonged to him much more than the two contenders for the ninth Idol crown. and performed ably on Tuesday night, but only the votes would determine which would walk away with the winning title. The show will undoubtedly crash and burn now that Cowell is walking away…but that is talk for another time.

The Top 12 Idols - including Crystal and Lee, of course - danced out on stage to deliver “School’s Out for Summer.” While Orianthi jammed out on the guitar, Casey James suddenly announced a surprise appearance - Alice Cooper. This was an exciting guest star, but honestly, he sounded quite bad. And I’m a fan.

The evening started out with a fairly lackluster vibe…but there was much, much more to come.

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Glee Cast Taking the Show on the Road

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Music, Prime Time, FOX, News,

Glee cast

The White House won’t be the only location welcoming the Glee cast this year. Later this spring, members of the FOX series will be following in the footsteps of their American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance predecessors. That’s right—they’ll be going on tour.

Residents near Phoenix (May 18), Los Angeles (May 20-21), Chicago (May 25- 26) and New York (May 28-29) will get to see the entertainers perform a number of fan favorites including “Don’t Stop Believin,”  “Somebody To Love,” “Jump,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “Sweet Caroline.”

Those scheduled to make the road trip are , Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Harry Shum, Jr. and Dijon Talton.

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