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aLWatan DaiLY entertainment monDAY, April 2, 2012 17 Song Of The Day Bieber, Berry slimed at Kids’ Choice Awards Fahad AlSabah Staff Writer Actor Will Smith hosts Nickelodeon’s 25th annual Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, Host Will Smith performs at Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on March 31, California March 31, 2012. (Reuters) 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP) Song: Every Time Artist: Ameriie Album: The Prelude Genre: r&B In short: Since her hit single “1 Thing,” Amerie, or, Ameriie- as she styles her name currently-has been struggling to find her place among the plethora of artists that keep emerging every hour of every day. After two albums that failed to make an impact worthy of her name, Ameriie has decided to go back to her roots with her upcoming Ep, titled The Prelude. produced by Focus, “Every Time” is a throwback to the early 2000’s. Yes, music has developed rapidly the last few years that now the term throwback wouldn’t look out of place next to the noughties. Enjoy the great song, as it gets better and better with each listen. To listen to the song visit www.alwatandaily.com E-mail your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org The Buzz Taylor Swift’s date for ACM Awards hospitalized The new Jersey teen who is fighting cancer and scored a date Justin Bieber gets slimed after accepting the award Heidi Klum, left, and Chris Colfer get slimed as they pres- US first lady Michelle Obama (left) presents The Big Help with Taylor Swift to The Academy of Country music Awards is in the hospital and won’t make the show. A Facebook post for favorite male singer onstage at Nickelodeon’s 25th ent the award for favorite TV actress at Nickelodeon’s 25th award to singer Taylor Swift at Nickelodeon’s 25th annual Saturday says 18-year-old Kevin mcGuire was admitted to Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on March 31, 2012 in Los Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on March 31, 2012 in Los Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California March 31, the hospital Friday night and can’t keep his date with Swift. it Angeles. (AP) Angeles. (AP) 2012. (Reuters) was not clear why mcGuire was hospitalized. “Just talked to Kevin mcGuire,” Swift said in a tweet. “He’s not well enough NEW YORK: At the 25th annual Kids’ Choice Awards, to join me at the ACms. please keep him in your thoughts. i’ll the slime runneth over. Host Will Smith opened the 25th an- make it up to you, Kevin!” Swift asked the Somerdale, n.J., nual Kids’ Choice Awards promising a record amount of the resident to Sunday’s ACms after his sister started a campaign show’s trademark green gunk. Though some 20 awards are to get her to attend his prom. The reigning ACm entertainer presented at the KCAs, the real suspense isn’t who will take of the year couldn’t make the prom, but offered to go on the home a “Blimp” (the show’s oscar), it’s when and on whom date instead. -Ap the slime will spill. it’s like a baptism into kid-dome that can come at any moment: from a hidden bucket, dumped from the rafters or Country star George Jones exploded from little orange blimps. remains hospitalized “no one is safe from the slime!” screamed Smith. “You have to earn the slime! it’s an honor.” A publicist for country star George Jones is knocking down Halle Berry was the first to be covered, but she was far a rumor that he is suffering from pneumonia. Kirt Webster from alone. She was joined by “Twilight” star Taylor laut- said Friday night that Jones remains hospitalized in nashville ner (who won favorite “buttkicker”), “Glee” star Chris with an upper respiratory infection. He is receiving antibiot- Colfer and male singer winner Justin Bieber, who was utterly ics and doctors expect him to stay until Tuesday. The 80-year- drenched along with Smith at the end of the show. old singer was admitted Thursday. Jones released a statement The KCAs are nickelodeon’s annual celebration for kids, saying “thanks to all my fans and friends for their prayers and it’s often the most-watched children’s program of the and support during this time.” The Saratoga, Texas, native is known for several classic country hits, including “White year. They draw a considerable roster of stars looking to lightning” and “He Stopped loving Her Today.” -Ap thank their smallest fans and cater to their youngest demo- graphics. “This is, like, the coolest award show ever,” said “Twi- Elizabeth Banks returns to 30 Rock in May light” star Kristen Stewart, accepting the award for favorite movie actress. At last, Jack Donaghy may get Avery Jessup back from north Smith, himself a 10-time Blimp winner, started the show Korea: TheWrap has confirmed that “Hunger Games” star with an elaborate, digitally-animated skydive from nickel- Selena Gomez accepts the award for favorite TV actress Taylor Lautner accepts the award for favorite buttkicker Elizabeth Banks will return to “30 rock” in may. But while odeon’s trademark blimp. Smith was then hoisted from the onstage at Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards onstage at Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards Banks’ Avery lives, “TGS” – the “Saturday night live”-ish on March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP) on March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP) sketch comedy show-within-the-show – is in danger of be- rafters to the stage of the Galen Center at the University coming a taped series. in the April 26 live episode of “30 of Southern California in los Angeles, where thousands of rock,” Kabletown bosses decide to save some cash and film glow-stick waving fans cheered him - including first lady mi- “TGS.” liz lemon (Tina Fey) and Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) chelle obama. obama later presented “the big help” award realize taping the show would make their lives easier, but for charity work to Taylor Swift. Upon receiving the award, TV-loving Kenneth (Jack mcBrayer) rallies his co-workers the pop star said, “i am freaking out.” to try to save the show’s live format. The April 26 episode nickelodeon introduces many kid-friendly quirks to the will be the series’ second live installment. “30 rock” aired usual award show festivities. it rolls out an orange carpet, a live episode on october 14, 2010, and the episode’s direc- rather than a red one, and envelopes are the last way winners tor, Beth mcCarthy-miller, will return to direct the season are announced. Saturday night’s choices came by way of a six live show. As the network did with the 2010 live episode, sword eater, a statue impersonator and giant heads held aloft nBC will air two versions of the April 26 episode, one of the from the crowd. East Coast and one for the West Coast. -reuters Winners are chosen from voting online. Selena Gomez won for both favorite TV actress and female singer. Adam Twins sequel in the works, Sandler took home the award for favorite movie actor. And Katy perry, shortly after performing, was given the award for Murphy may co-star favorite voice in an animated movie for “Smurfs.” more than 7.3 million watched last year’s awards. This Eddie murphy, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny De- year, nickelodeon badly needs the KCAs to continue such Vito could be sharing some brotherly love - or at least hu- mor - on the big screen soon. A sequel to the 1988 comedy a success. in march, for the first time, the Disney Channel “Twins” is in the early stages of development, a spokesman beat out nickelodeon in average total daily viewers - a title for Universal pictures told TheWrap. The plan would be for nickelodeon had held every month since 1995. Schwarzenegger and DeVito to reprise their roles from the nickelodeon’s own series “Victorious” won best TV show. ivan reitman-directed original with Eddie murphy coming Jake Short, star of the Disney Channel’s “A.n.T. Farm,” won aboard to play a third character - presumably, a triplet sibling best TV actor. to Schwarzenegger and DeVito. Though the project is in the But the most ceremonious moment of the KCAs is the early stages of gestation, it’s possible that reitman could be slimey finale. The honor - which Smith said had been chosen involved in some capacity. “Twins” starred Schwarzenegger by online votes - went to Bieber, who made a surprise ap- as Julius Benedict, the product of a genetic experiment to pearance late in the show. Smith clutched Bieber as fountains create the perfect child. Bred and raised to be intellectually of slime poured out across the stage, while obama - splat- Chris Rock, (center left) and Jada Pinkett Smith, (center right) present the award for favorite movie actress at Nickel- and physically superior but spiritually pure, he tracks down tered by a few drops - danced in the seats. -Ap odeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP) his long-lost sibling, the street-wise, criminally inclined Vin- cent (played by DeVito). -reuters Nick Cannon, Bam Margera Discovering hope amidst grief is the dominant theme of Iraqi selection at the 5th GFF join hip-hop Hollywood Squares KUWAIT: Ten films from iraq will debut to the world of being part of the Al-Anfal campaign, when more than true when he meets a rich boy who owns a bicycle. at the Gulf Film Festival next month in the UAE, offering a 180,000 Kurds were killed and many more villages and The other short films in competition include Shaxawan nick Cannon and Bam margera are about to find out if it truly is hip to be square. Actor-musician Cannon, “Jackass” rare look inside the country by its people and their hopes, families were displaced over a three-year long offensive. Abdullah Qazi’s ‘Dalia’, a short film about a nation defined prankster margera and singer-songwriter Kat Graham are lives and happiness. in all, the Festival will screen at least The film, which aims to present a new perspective of the by stress and explosions; Hawraz mohammed’s children’s among those participating in the new mTV2 offering “Hip 15 films from the strife-torn nation, including two interna- incidents, is competing in the Festival’s official Gulf com- film ‘mirror’, about a boy and girl who find each other in the Hop Squares,” a revamp of the iconic game show “Holly- tional premieres and two UAE premieres, according to a petition. Ja’far Abd al-Hamid’s feature film ‘mesocafe’, also future; and Jassim mohammed Jassim’s ‘What if’, a silent wood Squares” that places the competition in a hip-hop press release. in competition, explores the life of an iraqi underground film that asks what civilization would be like if there were context. The original series was essentially a tic-tac-toe game The Gulf Film Festival, held under the patronage of His blogger who travels to london to campaign against Un not symbols, labels and identities to divide people. with contestants attempting to win by determining if celebri- Highness Sheikh majid Bin mohammed Bin rashid Al- sanctions on his country and highlight their consequences The Festival previously announced its in-competition ties, who occupied squares on the game grid, had answered maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Author- on the nation. selection of ‘red Heart’, Halkawt mustafa’s love story that trivia questions correctly. mTV2 said the new offering “stays ity (Dubai Culture), runs from April 10 to 16, 2012 at Dubai Five short films from iraq are also competing for awards delves into the challenges young women face in contempo- true to the tic-tac-toe format of the original game show, while Festival City; and from April 12 to 14 at the Abu Dhabi The- at GFF2012: Director rezgar Hussein’s ‘Bicycle’, on its sur- rary Kurdish society. Spectacularly shot against the back- infusing it with some of the biggest and most charismatic atre in the capital. face, is a simple story of a poor boy’s aspiration to have drop of the Kurdish mountain ranges, the film follows Shi- personalities in hip hop culture today.” peter rosenberg, a Taha Karimi’s ‘i Am A White mercenary’ is a biography a bicycle. At a more sublime level, it is about his craving rin, who discovers her widowed father’s plans to trade her DJ on new York hip-hop radio station Hot 97, will host the on Saeid Jaf, a mercenary commander of the iraqi Baath for freedom, away from his mundane existence of digging in exchange for a new wife. She escapes to the big city with proceedings. “Hip Hop Squares” will premiere on Tuesday, may 22 at 11 p.m. -reuters party standing trial in the new iraqi court. Jaf is accused through landfills to sell metal. His dream is about to come her boyfriend Soran, who is arrested.
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