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Adele Confirmed For ‘Skyfall’ Theme Song

It was only a rumor a couple of months ago, but the folks over at Showbiz411 confirmed that Adele will be singing the theme for the upcoming James Bond movie ‘Skyfall.’ The song will most likely be called “Skyfall” and was also probably written by the soon to-be-mom.

The 8-time Grammy winner will be joining the ranks of Tina TurnerDuran DuranShirley Bassey and many others who have created memorable Bond themes. I do hope it’s better than “Another Way To Die” from ‘Quantum of Solace.’ Although I love both Alicia Keys and Jack White separately, that collaboration wasn’t as good as it should have been.  It was reported that Amy Winehouse was originally asked to sing the theme for QoS, but at the time she wasn’t healthy, and Mark Ronson had a falling out with her over the situation. (Did you remember that TODAY Amy would have been 29 years old?)

The 23rd Bond film will premiere in the UK on October 26th, and we’ll get to see it here in the States on November 9th.

So, what is your favorite Bond theme? How well do you think Adele’s will do? I’m partial toYou Only Live Twice” performed by Nancy Sinatra.

[Editor’s Note: DivaJulia’s favorite is a newer Bond theme–“You Know My Nameby Chris Cornell
from Casino Royale, Daniel Craig’s first appearance as Bond. James Bond.]

Amy Winehouse Died One Year Ago Today – BBC Tribute With Jools Holland

Oh, Amy.

A year has gone by since Amy Winehouse died.  We’ve watched as Amy was remembered during various award shows, listened to other people perform her music and thought and written about how she affected us personally, but now I suppose we should be thankful she was with us at all.

Amy Winehouse and Paul Weller

Jools Holland put together a lovely, yet visually troubling group of performances from his U.K. television show.  Paul Weller is shown performing a soulful “Heard It Through the Grapevine” with Amy, and then again during the flawless “Don’t Talk to Strangers“.  Such perfect tenderness…


Amy’s physical deterioration over the years is apparent through this string of performances, but her talent always peeked through whatever mess she was drowning in…

We miss you, girl.


Brit Awards 2012 – Full List of Winners! Red Carpet and Performance Videos

I love The Brit Awards.  I’m a Brit pop girl through and through.  Back in the 80’s the line was drawn deeply: Either you swooned brightly to Duran Duran, Human League, David Bowie, Eurythmics  OR you dorked around to  finger down the throat gagging Huey Lewis and the News and ZZ Top with a bottle of Bartles and Jaymes Strawberry Daiquiri Wine Coolers.  Ack.   J’knowt’mayne?


The 2012 Brit Awards have yet to happen here in the States (wait, what? Eight hour time difference!), but of course we have the full list of winners for you!

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morrison
Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds
Professor Green

Kylie presenting Adele with her Brit

British Female Solo Artist
Florence and the Machine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling

British Breakthrough Act
(Top 5 selected by Voting Academy, category promoted by Radio 1)
Anna Calvi
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sande
Jessie J
The Vaccines

British Group
(Top 5 selected by Voting Academy, promoted by Radio 2)
Arctic Monkeys
Chase & Status

British Single
(Top 10 Single – based on commercial radio airplay and sales on calendar year)
Adele – Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran – A Team
Example – Changed the Way You Kiss Me
Jessie J featuring VOB – Price Tag
JLS featuring Dev – She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wives/Gareth Malone – Wherever You Are
Olly Murs featuring Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips A Beat
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Pixie Lott – All About Tonight
The Wanted – Glad you Came?

Mastercard British Album of the Year
(Sponsored by ITV Daybreak and The Sun’s Bizaare column)

Adele – 21
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran – +,
Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials
P J Harvey – Let England Shake

Jessie J. and Brun Mars

International Male Solo Artist
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
David Guetta
Ryan Adams

International Female Solo Artist
Lady Gaga

International Group
Fleet Foxes
Foo Fighters
Jay-Z and Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

Lana Del Rey

International Breakthrough Act
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Nicki Minaj

British Producer
Paul Epworth
Ethan Johns

Already announced:


Outstanding Contribution Award – Blur

Critics Choice Award – Emeli Sande

I was hoping for a bit more of a tribute for Amy Winehouse, but there was at least this:

Of course a lovely tribute was given to Whitney Houston.

Gorgeous! Jessie J. in RED.

All in all, Adele had another very successful night!  (Poor Jessie J. having to go up against her this year, though.)