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Published: Monday, 2/9/2009

This year's Grammys combine surreal with the real

"...as human beings we are capable of making sense of situations based on the thinnest slice of experience."

Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point.


WEIRD GRAMMYS: From Chris Brown being arrested for allegedly assaulting Rihanna to Coldplay almost being served court papers on the red carpet, this year's Grammys Sunday night were, well, strange. Also, oldie moldies like Whitney Houston and Paul McCartney performed, for what it's worth. And Stevie Wonder played with the Jonas Brothers. Odd. (RL)

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBA: Want to see Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson take on fomer NFL star Lawrence Taylor? You'll get your chance when they take to the dance floor on the upcoming season of

Dancing with the Stars, which premiers March 9. Others contestants announced yesterday include pop star Belinda Carlisle, Denise Richards, Lil' Kim, Steve-O, Apple founder Steve Wozniak, actors David Alan Grier. (RS)

A NEW CUB FOR TIGER: Tiger Woods has anncounced that his wife, Elin, has given birth to the couple's second child, a boy named Charlie Axel. We're not sure about that name -- Axel? -- but congratulations to the greatest golfer in the world. (RL)

Rod Lockwood


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