The daily digest – 10 January 2013

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Today’s top entertainment news, tweets and videos, updated throughout the day… Join us later for the Oscar announcements, and we have news of Alice Cooper‘s only UK date of 2013, Damien Hirst‘s design for the BRIT Awards trophy, Dave Grohl‘s supergroup line-up and Mark Wahlberg‘s new career as a weather presenter.

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[Alice Cooper will appear at Croperdy - pic: TSPL]


Entertainment digest – 10 January 2013

Today’s news, videos, tweets and links…

Storified by nickmitchell· Thu, Jan 10 2013 05:02:56

The Oscar nominations are announced by actress Emma Stone and the show’s host Seth MacFarlane today at 1.30pm UK time. Although there are certain types of films the Academy always supports, there could be a few surprises in there.
The Oscars 2012 | Academy Awards 2012Get the latest on the 2012 Oscar Academy Awards, including nominations, predictions, winners, and red carpet fashion at Oscar.com.
The new Steven Spielberg film Robopocalypse has been canned, Disney has announced. The director was reportedly unhappy with the script and budget estimates.
Steven Spielberg postponed Robopocalypse indefinitely, b/c it’s "too important" & "too expensive" to rush the project. http://imdb.to/Slav0yIMDb
Up-and-coming bands Discopolis, Miaoux Miaoux and Kitty the Lion have been added to the line-up for the Brew at the Bog festival, which takes place on Saturday 4 May near Inverness.
The website is up! The tickets are on sale!Saturday 5th May 2012. Bogbain Farm and BrewDog’s music festival.
Sky Atlantic has announced it is going to remake Danish crime thriller The Bridge – as The Tunnel. The 10-part series is set in the coastal towns of Folkestone and Calais in France, and is a co-production with CANAL+.
Sky Atlantic ventures into The Tunnel – Sky Atlantic HDComing Soon to Sky Atlantic Sky Atlantic HD have struck up some entente cordiale with CANAL+ to co-produce new cross channel crime drama …
Christopher Nolan, the visionary director behind the Dark Knight films and Inception, is in talks to take the chair for sci-fi flick Interstellar.
Christopher Nolan in Talks to Direct ‘Interstellar’ for Paramount and Warner Bros. (Exclusive)With his Batman trilogy now complete, Christopher Nolan has found his next project. According to multiple sources, Nolan has set his sigh…
Alice Cooper has been announced as the first headliner of Fairport Convention’s annual Cropredy festival on Thursday 8 August.
Cropredy Convention News – Fairport Convention’s official websiteOfficial site offering band information, tour dates, biographies and mp3 music.
The Black Keys, Fun, Mumford and Sons, Rhianna and Taylor Swift are the first performers to be announced for the Grammy Awards next month.
First round of performers for 55th #GRAMMYs! *drum roll* @theblackkeys @OurNameIsFun @MumfordAndSons @rihanna @taylorswift13 RTThe GRAMMYs
The BRIT Awards have unveiled the new statue, designed by controversial artist Damien Hirst. What do you think?
Have you seen the 2013 Damien Hirst statue yet? He’s the 3rd British creative to put a unique mark on the BRITs trophy http://pic.twitter.com/sK7Ge6scBRIT Awards
Anyone hoping to have a flutter on a number one single for David Bowie will be disappointed to learn that the star’s surprise comeback song is not eligible. The Official Charts Company ruled out Where Are We Now? because it is linked to a pre-order of Bowie’s new album.
David Bowie – Where Are We Now?davidbowievevo
As we reported last month, Dave Grohl has been busy recruiting some big names for a super-group to perform at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of his first documentary next week. The Foo Fighters star has recruited Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear as well as members of his own band, Cheap Trick and Rage Against the Machine.
Dave Grohl Taps John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks for Sound City Players Sundance Gig | Music News | Rolling StoneThe lineup for the Sound City Players has been revealed. Rock legends John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks will perform with Dave Grohl in Utah …
Beyoncé will perform the US national anthem at President Barack Obama’s inauguration outside the Capitol building in Washington DC on January 21. The star gave a rendition of Etta James’ At Last at one of Obama’s inauguration balls four years ago.
BEYONCE At Last LIVE BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA Sweet Dreams Halo Who Run The World Girls New Song 2011neighborhoodball
And finally… Mark Wahlberg took a break from promoting his new film Broken City to present the weather on Philadelphia TV. Watch the clip below.
Good Day Philadelphia – Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29Saturday, we lost one of the best singers to ever grace a stage, Ms. Whitney Houston. Yet the world can’t seem to let Whitney rest in pea…

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