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Adele Scared of Alienating Fans

Adele

is worried her new album could be a failure. The “Hometown Glory” singer is working on her second LP, but is torn between her musical progression and pleasing her established fanbase. 

“I’m a bit scared. Obviously there are new avenues that I want to go down with the sound and I don’t want to leave behind the fans who might not like the new sound I am going for, so I’m a bit wary of that,” she told BANG Showbiz at the BMI London Awards (Broadcast Music Incorporated). “I’m writing it slowly but surely. I have a producer but I don’t want anyone to know who it is until the record is done, in case it flops.”

Adele picked up a Pop Award for single “Chasing Pavements” at the ceremony - held at the Dorchester Hotel by the performing rights organization, which collects license fees for artists for use of their songs on TV radio and film. Pop Awards are given to tracks by European songwriters which have gained the most plays on US radio.

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GLM Claims Web 2.0 Millionth Word

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Internet,

DictionariesGlobal Language Monitor (GLM) claims that the millionth English word (term) is “Web 2.0.” The organization seeks out new words and phrases on social networking sites and officially recognizes it after it is used 25,000 times. It beat out “Jai ho,” “N00b” and “slumdog.” While traditional dictionary publishers may not approve their methods, GLM, based in Texas, nonetheless plugs on with that mission as well as advising businesses on how often they are mentioned on the Internet.

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The 2009 Academy Awards: Live Commentary

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards,

The Oscars

After a year away from live Oscars coverage, I’m thrilled to be back for the 2009 Academy Awards.

Even though Dark Knight‘s snub will probably keep a number of viewers away (how many can honestly say they’ve seen The Reader?), I’m eagerly anticipating several moments from this evening’s broadcast.

Will Heath Ledger’s family bring the house to tears? Is Mickey Rourke going to make the producers wince? Will the cameras pan to Brangelina after Jennifer Aniston’s presentation? Are Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron really (really?) going to do a song and dance number?

To find out if this will be the year of the Slumdog or the underdog, stay tuned here for the live results!

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