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Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Win ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Meryl Davis and Maksim ChmerkovskiyMeryl Davis and dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy were crowned the winners of Dancing With the Stars last night.

The figure skater and her professional partner, who scored 30 points for their fusion of the Argentine tango/Cha cha, giving them a perfect 90 when combined with their scores from Monday's show.

Veteran dancer Maksim - who was competing for the 14th series - was delighted with his win and explained, "It's just plastic, but it means so much. And when it's lasted a decade of running after, it means so much more, and to do it with Meryl is a dream come true. There's a reason why it didn't happen before. This was meant to happen with this one."

"Thank you all for the incredible support.... I'm completely overwhelmed. @MaksimC and I have been so fortunate to share this journey w/ you! [sic]," Maryl wrote on Twitter.

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Daft Punk Wins Big at Grammy Awards

Daft PunkDaft Punk scooped Best Song and Best Album at the Grammy Awards Sunday night.

The French duo took him Best Album for Random Access Memories and both Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo or Group performance for their collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, "Get Lucky."

The duo - Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, clad in their trademark robot suits - didn't speak as they accepted their trophies, but Pharrell gave thanks on their behalf while collecting Record of the Year. "I supposed the robots would like to thank ... you know, honestly, I bet France is really proud of these guys right now," he said.

Lorde took home the third big prize of the night, winning Song of the Year, for her debut single and breakthrough hit, "Royals." Accepting the trophy she paid tribute to co-writer Joel Little, adding, "Thank you to everyone who has let the song explode, because it's been mental."

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Amber Riley Wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Amber Riley and Derek HoughAmber Riley has won Dancing with the Stars.

The Glee actress and her professional partner Derek Hough have taken home this year's mirrorball trophy after triumphing over High School Musical actor Corbin Bleu and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff with a perfect-scoring samba/quickstep fusion.

"Anything that scares me I want to do. You can do whatever, whatever, whatever you put your mind to," Amber said, speaking after the result was announced.

And despite coming second, Corbin was just delighted to have taken part: "I thank God for this experience. I thank my family."

Earlier in the evening, Jack Osbourne - whose sister Kelly came third on the show in 2009 - and his partner Cheryl Burke were eliminated into third place after the first round of dances. "I'm definitely not a better dancer than my sister, for one. We're both tied. Just going the distance for me was winning enough," he said.


Winner of our HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 giveaway: jazboy!

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Our HTC HD7 giveaway ended this week, and we've confirmed the details of our winner. jazboy left the winning comment, chosen randomly (using random.org) from all eligible comments. Nice job, and congrats! We hope you enjoy doing more with less with Windows Phone 7.


Winner of our HP TouchSmart 600-1055 giveaway

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HP TouchSmart 600

Just wanted to follow up and let you guys know that we’ve chosen a winner for our HP TouchSmart 600 giveaway. Her name is Julianna (@julianna2221 on Twitter), and all she had to do was tweet about the contest to enter. We wanna thank everyone who took the time to enter the contest, and stay tuned—we have more coming up shortly!


Gears of War 2 prize package giveaway: We’ve got a winner!

Remember that Gears of War 2 Zune and Game giveaway we started last week, that ran through Christmas eve? Well, we’ve got ourselves a winner. The winning entry can be found in this comment, left by our winner SmileyXX. We’ve confirmed his name and shipping address, and he will Zune

soon be enjoying his Gears of War 2 Zune 120, Gears of War 2 Limited Edition Xbox 360 game, the Aspho Fields Gears of War prequel novel, and a couple other Gears collectables.

Didn’t win? Don’t fret. Despite giving away a bunch of stuff over the last couple of months (the HP Magic giveaway, our HP Mini 1000 giveaway, and this Gears of War swag,) we’ve still got more coming at you over the next few weeks. Keep it locked on Gear Live so you don’t miss it - especially if you’ve been eyeing a new but just haven’t had the funds to pick one up. Yeah, we might be able to help you out with that dilemma.


HP Mini 1000 Giveaway: We have a winner

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We’ve got a winner, ladies and gents. Gear Live member uglyfido left a comment in our HP Mini 1000 giveaway, which turned out to be our random pick. We’ve already confirmed his address and all that, so this one is officially in the books!

Stay tuned though, as we will be launching yet another giveaway contest next week!


In the Mold: What Does it Take to Win American Idol?

Season Seven Top 12

Kelly Clarkson. Fantasia Barrino. Taylor Hicks. Carrie Underwood. Ruben Studdard. Jordin Sparks. Put them together and it’s hard to find one common element - other than the fact that they can all sing. But here’s the thing - many of the contestants on can carry a tune. Winning the show takes a whole lot more than sensational singing. What does it take to win American Idol?

The hot button issue for this year’s crew of competitors is sexual orientation. The Internet community is alive with comments, videos, and hooplah regarding the sexual preference (real or imagined) of Season Seven’s best and brightest singing talents. As far as fans know, a homosexual has never won American Idol. Some say that one will never win on the show.

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2008 Golden Globe Awards

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New York Film Critics Choose ‘No Country’

No Country for Old MenOn Monday, the New York Film Critics Circle revealed their 2007 film award winners.  This announcement comes shortly after the National Board of Review (NBR) and the Los Angeles Film Critics (LAFCA) revealed their honorees.  Although the nominations are still two days away, certain trends have already started to emerge from just these three lists.

The 2007 NYFCC winners:

  • Best Picture: No Country for Old Men*
  • Best Director: Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis**, There Will Be Blood
  • Best Actress: Julie Christie*, Away from Her
  • Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
  • Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan***, Gone Baby Gone
  • Best Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen*, No Country for Old Men
  • Best Animated Film: Persepolis**
  • Best Foreign Film: The Lives of Others
  • Best Documentary: No End in Sight**

*also the NBR winner
**also the LAFCA winner
***both the NBR and LAFCA winner

 

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