Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Usher and More Tapped for President Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Stars to perform for Obama's inauguration

Hollywood is ready to ring in President Barack Obama’s second term.

After stumping for him during his re-election campaign last year, stars like Katy Perry, John Legend, Usher, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys are set to light up the stage during festivities to mark Obama’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., this month.

The musical acts were announced Friday by the Presidential Inauguration Committee, which already tapped Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, and James Taylorto sing the national anthem, “My Country Tis of Thee,” and “America the Beautiful,” respectively, at the official inauguration ceremony in front of the Capitol on Jan. 21.

The celebrity-laden lineup will entertain at events surrounding Obama’s swearing-in.

With more than 35,000 people to attend at the Washington Convention Center in downtown D.C., the Inaugural Ball will be a way for Obama supporters — members of the public along with campaign volunteers — to toast the president’s next four years in the White House.

But the Commander in Chief’s Ball, a tradition started by President George W. Bush in 2005, is solely for active duty servicemen and women, along with veterans, and will be free of charge for all guests.

“Michelle and I look forward to attending…and sharing this special evening with representatives of our armed forces,” Obama said in a statement.

Then there’s the Kids’ Inaugural Concert, which will be hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama along with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, on Jan. 19.

The star-studded roster for the festivities also includes country singer Brad Paisley, hip-hop quartet Far East Movement, Grammy-nominated indie-rock trio fun., cast members from Glee, Latin star Marc Anthony, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, R&B singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, among other yet to be announced.

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Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Usher and More Tapped for President Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Stars to perform for Obama's inauguration

Hollywood is ready to ring in President Barack Obama’s second term.

After stumping for him during his re-election campaign last year, stars like Katy Perry, John Legend, Usher, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys are set to light up the stage during festivities to mark Obama’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., this month.

The musical acts were announced Friday by the Presidential Inauguration Committee, which already tapped Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, and James Taylorto sing the national anthem, “My Country Tis of Thee,” and “America the Beautiful,” respectively, at the official inauguration ceremony in front of the Capitol on Jan. 21.

The celebrity-laden lineup will entertain at events surrounding Obama’s swearing-in.

With more than 35,000 people to attend at the Washington Convention Center in downtown D.C., the Inaugural Ball will be a way for Obama supporters — members of the public along with campaign volunteers — to toast the president’s next four years in the White House.

But the Commander in Chief’s Ball, a tradition started by President George W. Bush in 2005, is solely for active duty servicemen and women, along with veterans, and will be free of charge for all guests.

“Michelle and I look forward to attending…and sharing this special evening with representatives of our armed forces,” Obama said in a statement.

Then there’s the Kids’ Inaugural Concert, which will be hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama along with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, on Jan. 19.

The star-studded roster for the festivities also includes country singer Brad Paisley, hip-hop quartet Far East Movement, Grammy-nominated indie-rock trio fun., cast members from Glee, Latin star Marc Anthony, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, R&B singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, among other yet to be announced.

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Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Usher and More Tapped for President Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Stars to perform for Obama's inauguration

Hollywood is ready to ring in President Barack Obama’s second term.

After stumping for him during his re-election campaign last year, stars like Katy Perry, John Legend, Usher, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys are set to light up the stage during festivities to mark Obama’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., this month.

The musical acts were announced Friday by the Presidential Inauguration Committee, which already tapped Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, and James Taylorto sing the national anthem, “My Country Tis of Thee,” and “America the Beautiful,” respectively, at the official inauguration ceremony in front of the Capitol on Jan. 21.

The celebrity-laden lineup will entertain at events surrounding Obama’s swearing-in.

With more than 35,000 people to attend at the Washington Convention Center in downtown D.C., the Inaugural Ball will be a way for Obama supporters — members of the public along with campaign volunteers — to toast the president’s next four years in the White House.

But the Commander in Chief’s Ball, a tradition started by President George W. Bush in 2005, is solely for active duty servicemen and women, along with veterans, and will be free of charge for all guests.

“Michelle and I look forward to attending…and sharing this special evening with representatives of our armed forces,” Obama said in a statement.

Then there’s the Kids’ Inaugural Concert, which will be hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama along with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, on Jan. 19.

The star-studded roster for the festivities also includes country singer Brad Paisley, hip-hop quartet Far East Movement, Grammy-nominated indie-rock trio fun., cast members from Glee, Latin star Marc Anthony, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, R&B singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, among other yet to be announced.

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Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Usher and More Tapped for President Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Stars to perform for Obama's inauguration

Hollywood is ready to ring in President Barack Obama’s second term.

After stumping for him during his re-election campaign last year, stars like Katy Perry, John Legend, Usher, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys are set to light up the stage during festivities to mark Obama’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., this month.

The musical acts were announced Friday by the Presidential Inauguration Committee, which already tapped Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, and James Taylorto sing the national anthem, “My Country Tis of Thee,” and “America the Beautiful,” respectively, at the official inauguration ceremony in front of the Capitol on Jan. 21.

The celebrity-laden lineup will entertain at events surrounding Obama’s swearing-in.

With more than 35,000 people to attend at the Washington Convention Center in downtown D.C., the Inaugural Ball will be a way for Obama supporters — members of the public along with campaign volunteers — to toast the president’s next four years in the White House.

But the Commander in Chief’s Ball, a tradition started by President George W. Bush in 2005, is solely for active duty servicemen and women, along with veterans, and will be free of charge for all guests.

“Michelle and I look forward to attending…and sharing this special evening with representatives of our armed forces,” Obama said in a statement.

Then there’s the Kids’ Inaugural Concert, which will be hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama along with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, on Jan. 19.

The star-studded roster for the festivities also includes country singer Brad Paisley, hip-hop quartet Far East Movement, Grammy-nominated indie-rock trio fun., cast members from Glee, Latin star Marc Anthony, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, R&B singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, among other yet to be announced.

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Supermodel-Turned-Yogi’s Take on New Years Resolutions: Don’t Make Them

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With every New Year come new resolutions.

For Americans aiming for a healthier 2013, that may mean a new gym membership, cutting out the happy hour cocktails or turning down the dessert menu. But Yogi Cameron Alborzian is saying it’s wise to ditch the New Year’s resolutions.

“Don’t set yourself up for failure,” the former supermodel told Celebuzz in a sit-down interview. His advice: Swap those crash diets and juice cleanses for more long-term changes.

“Wherever you’re at, take the next step,” he explained. “So if you’re a smoker, smoke less. If you’re a drinker, drink less. Simplicity is always the best. Keep taking things out of your life. Often people think, ‘If I have a headache, I have to take something’…[but] it’s more about taking things out of your life because we live in a very excessive world. So start doing less of things rather than more of things.”

That’s exactly what Yogi Cameron’s client Maria Menounos did. Years ago, the TV host broke out in a rash just days before she was slated to cover the Emmy Awards for Access Hollywood. “She was kind of freaking out,” Alborzian recalled.

So the yoga guru and healer came up with three simple steps for Menounos to follow: reduce the amount of food she was consuming, use cooling herbs to curb the heat and apply herbal remedies to the rash. “After trying all the medication and everything, it took about a week to get rid of the rash,” said Alborzian, who also works with Ellen DeGeneres. “But we did it naturally where her body takes care of it rather than the pills take care of it.”

But even if you don’t for Menounos all-holistic route, Alborzian reminds that it’s crucial to any healthy regimen to start and end the day right.

“In the morning, [it’s] really important [to] start with some hot water instead of giving the body coffee or tea and all these kind of things straight away,” the author of The One Plan: A Week-by-Week Guide to Restoring Your Natural Health and Happiness explained. “And then your whole system starts moving slowly. And then have your coffee and everything else that you’re going to do. Nighttime, don’t eat, or eat much less because you’re setting yourself up for a stiff body in the morning. So starting your morning off is really important, and ending your night is really important.”

Seems his message is simple: Less is more.

Watch Yogi Cameron teach Celebuzz staff editor Cory Lopez five yoga moves anyone can master in the video below.

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Adele Arrives in L.A. With Baby Boy Ahead of Golden Globes (PHOTOS)

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Adele has landed.

Just days before she’s set to debut her post-baby body at the Golden Globe Awards, the Grammy-winning songstress stepped out at LAX Airport in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan 10. But she didn’t jet in to the states solo: Adele cradled her baby boy in a blanket as a security team shielded them from photographers.

Dressed in a head-to-toe black ensemble, the new mom made her way to an awaiting car, without giving a glimpse of her son’s face.

Adele and her the bundle of joy — her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki – have remained mostly out-of-sight since the birth in October, last year.

Now the British pop star will return to the spotlight for the first time at the Globes, where her James Bond theme song “Skyfall” is nominated for Best Original Song.

Her hit single — which was named Best Song at the 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday — will vie against Taylor Swift‘s “Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games, Jon Bon Jovi‘s “Not Running Anymore” from Stand Up Guys, Keith Urban‘s “For You” from Act of Valor, and “Suddenly” from Les Miserables.

Then it’s on to the Academy Awards for Adele, where “Skyfall” will compete against the crème de la crème in the star-studded category for the Best Original Song Oscar: the Scarlett Johansson-sung “Before My Time” from Chasing Ice; the Norah Jones-sung and Seth MacFarlane-written “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted; “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi; and Hugh Jackman‘s heart-wrenching “Suddenly” from Les Misérables.

Not only is “Skyfall” a frontrunner for the Best Original Song statuette — and the first nominee in a decade to also been a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 — but James Bond will also be honored in a feature segment that pays tribute to the franchise’s 50th anniversary.

After hearing word of her nominations, Adele shared her joy on Twitter. “Oh my God I feel like Meryl Streep!,” she wrote to her 11 million followers. “Thank you x.”

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Adele Arrives in L.A. With Baby Boy Ahead of Golden Globes (PHOTOS)

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Adele has landed.

Just days before she’s set to debut her post-baby body at the Golden Globe Awards, the Grammy-winning songstress stepped out at LAX Airport in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan 10. But she didn’t jet in to the states solo: Adele cradled her baby boy in a blanket as a security team shielded them from photographers.

Dressed in a head-to-toe black ensemble, the new mom made her way to an awaiting car, without giving a glimpse of her son’s face.

Adele and her the bundle of joy — her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki – have remained mostly out-of-sight since the birth in October, last year.

Now the British pop star will return to the spotlight for the first time at the Globes, where her James Bond theme song “Skyfall” is nominated for Best Original Song.

Her hit single — which was named Best Song at the 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday — will vie against Taylor Swift‘s “Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games, Jon Bon Jovi‘s “Not Running Anymore” from Stand Up Guys, Keith Urban‘s “For You” from Act of Valor, and “Suddenly” from Les Miserables.

Then it’s on to the Academy Awards for Adele, where “Skyfall” will compete against the crème de la crème in the star-studded category for the Best Original Song Oscar: the Scarlett Johansson-sung “Before My Time” from Chasing Ice; the Norah Jones-sung and Seth MacFarlane-written “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted; “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi; and Hugh Jackman‘s heart-wrenching “Suddenly” from Les Misérables.

Not only is “Skyfall” a frontrunner for the Best Original Song statuette — and the first nominee in a decade to also been a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 — but James Bond will also be honored in a feature segment that pays tribute to the franchise’s 50th anniversary.

After hearing word of her nominations, Adele shared her joy on Twitter. “Oh my God I feel like Meryl Streep!,” she wrote to her 11 million followers. “Thank you x.”

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Megan Fox to Twitter: I Quit!

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After one week, over 250,000 followers, and a mere 12 tweets, Megan Fox‘s time on Twitter has come to an end.

“Some of you may, or may not have noticed by now that my Twitter account has been shut down,” she wrote Jan. 10 on her Facebook page, garnering 85,000 “likes” and counting. “I thought that 2013 might be the year that I finally blossomed into a social networking butterfly… but as it turns out I still hate it.”

“Love you guys,” she continued, “but I will just never be that girl. Facebook is as much as I can handle. #I’m Sorry”

Just after the New Year, Fox signed up for her first-ever account on the ever-popular microblogging site. “Against my better judgment, I have finally joined Twitter,” she wrote on Facebook, adding in her first tweet that she was admittedly “late to the party.”

During her short-lived tweeting stint, the actress bemoaned the L.A. Lakers’ losing streak, shared about her mother-duty days of watching children’s flicks, swore it was “cool” to own a “life size R2D2,” and even threw in a little shameless self-promotion.

“I guess I should tell you guys to go see ‘This is 40′ while it’s still in theaters,” she wrote of her latest big-screen project. “@JuddApatow made a really funny movie. Promise.”

But before long, Fox, 26,  grew weary of the social media site. “5 days on Twitter and I have yet to discern it’s purpose,” she wrote on Jan. 9. “#WhatIsThePoint ???”

Now the new mother — who welcomed son Noah Sept. 27 with her husband, Wedding Band star Brian Austin Green, 39 — will shift her focus to the awards season, now in full swing. It was announced this week that Fox will hand out trophies at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony, joining a long star-studded list of presenters that includes George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Robert Pattinson, Jessica Alba, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lopez and many more.

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Lady Gaga to Kelly Osbourne: Stop the Bullying!

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It’s a war of words over bullying between Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne.

Last week, the Internet was abuzz over Osbourne blasting Gaga’s fan base, with the Fashion Police host saying the pop star’s followers are “the worst” for how they criticized her weight struggles. “They’ve said I should kill myself, that they hope I get raped,” Osbourne told UK’s Fabulous magazine, adding that Gaga has “a responsibility to stop that.”

Now Mother Monster is fighting back in an open letter to Osbourne that she posted on her website LittleMonsters.com. “I have empathy for you Kelly, but I feel it culturally important to note that you have chosen a less compassionate path,” Gaga writes on behalf of herself and her mother, Cynthia, who co-chair their Born This Way Foundation. “Your work on E! with the Fashion Police is rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another.”

Though she applauds Osbourne’s body transformation over the years — decrying the bullying Osbourne has faced for it — Gaga berates the star for “pointing in the camera, laughing, and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals.”

But instead of simply scolding Osbourne, Gaga encourages her to use the spotlight to take a stand. “I urge you to take responsibility and accountability for the example that you are setting for young people. They look up to you because you are famous,” she writes. “Why not help others? Why not defend others who are bullied for their image and share your story?”

Now Sharon Osbourne, Kelly’s mother, is stepping into the squabble to defend her daughter. “Your open letter is hypocritical and full of contradictions,” she rages on her Facebook page. “You say her work on… Fashion Police is ‘rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another.’ Welcome to the real world.”

Then the former America’s Got Talent judge takes aim at Gaga’s ever-controversial fashions. “When I saw you wear a dress made out of raw meat, I was sickened,” she writes. “When I see you wearing fur, and using it as a fashion statement, the fact that defenseless animals have been killed so you can get your picture in the press is abhorrent to me. Shouldn’t you be teaching your ‘little monster’ fans to respect animals and life?”

Who do you think is in the right: Lady Gaga or Kelly Osbourne? Weigh in below.

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Who Is ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Star Quvenzhané Wallis?

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Quvenzhané Wallis has made history.

At age 9, the Beasts of the Southern Wild lead is the youngest to be nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award. The acclaimed indie — also vying for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay — chronicles life in the flood-devastated landscape of the Louisiana bayou through the eyes of Hushpuppy (played by Wallis), a fiercely independent and imaginative 6-year-old on the brink orphanage who sets out on a journey to the outside world.

Now after being overlooked by the Screen Actors Guild, Wallis has garnered high praise from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her performance, giving her a chance to dethrone Tatum O’Neal as the youngest winner in Oscar history. And Wallis couldn’t be more thrilled to be the toast of the town.

“Thank you to all you Oscar folks, from me, my mom and my dad,” she said, according to The Wrap. “I am so happy for Behn and Lucy and the gang in Louisiana. Meeting all these great new people is one of the best parts for me. I want to thank my family, friends, fans and everyone so much. Beast it!”

While Wallis joins many Hollywood big-names in this year’s Oscar nominees, the industry newcomer is still much of a mystery. So who is this wildly-talented child actress?

Celebuzz dug up five need-to-know facts about this little girl on fire.

1. Say my name.
The actress’ name may be a mouthful, but it’s pronounced Kwe-VAHN-zhah-nay. The first portion of her name is a blend of her parent’s first names, while zhané means fairy in Swahili. But don’t worry, just call her by her nicknames, Nazie — pronounced NAY-zee — or Little Q.

2. Acting novice.
Beasts of the Southern Wild was her first film venture. And Wallis is still wrapping her head around watching herself on the silver screen.”It’s kind of weird, because you see a bigger you,” she told AwardsLine. “And then you look at yourself, and you think, ‘Why am I so much smaller than the real one up there?’ And then you look at yourself and go, ‘Wait, I’m the real one!’”

3. Southern charm.
Wallis was born in Houma, Louisiana, the daughter of Qulyndreia, a teacher, and Venjie Wallis, Sr., a truck driver.

4. Age is just a number.
Before wowing moviegoers on the big screen, Wallis, at age 5, lied about her age in order to audition for Beasts, as the starring role required a minimum age of 6. “The audition turned out to be for six to nine year olds, so my mom said I couldn’t go cause I was only five,” Wallis explained in an interview with Roger Ebert. “So we just went and we act like…we ain’t do nothing wrong. And we just sneaked in, cause I was like one year younger.”

5. A perfect fit.
Why did Wallis land the starring role in the film? “That character who is Hushpuppy is…active. She does what is right and she is fearless,” the young actress said. “And that’s what I did at the audition.”

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Olivia Munn: People’s Choice Is the ‘Most Exciting’ Award Show of the Season (VIDEO)

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Alas, the long-awaited awards season is in full swing, with the Golden Globes, Grammys and the Academy Awards all coming down the pipeline. But for Olivia Munn, the best show has already come and gone.

“Growing up and watching the People’s Choice Awards, it was always the most exciting one for me by far,” the comedienne told Celebuzz on the ceremony’s Wednesday red carpet at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif.

“When you’re in the audience and you’re watching it, that’s what matters,” she continued. “It really hard to make things that entertain people and get people to want to spend their time.”

Stunning in a Carolina Herrera frock paired with black Christian Louboutin platform pumps, Munn even played a part in evening, presenting the People’s Choice trophy for Favorite Country Artist alongside Johnny Galecki.

But as a beaming Taylor Swift strolled on stage to collect her win, Munn pulled a bit of a Kanye West. After Munn casually snatching the award out of Swift’s hands, the country-pop crooner joked, “This always happens.”

“And it always will happen, Taylor,” Munn said dryly. “This is your lot in life.”

Then Munn slipped back into a smile and returned the award to its rightful recipient, saying, “I’m not going to be this person.”

That’s the classic comedic snark that Munn shares in her multi-episode arc on New Girl.

“I love everyone there,” the actress gushed of the Fox comedy cast. But Munn is still flexing her dramatic muscles on HBO series Newsroom.

“We’re in the second season of Newsroom now and it will premiere in June so we’re shooting it now,” she explained. “It’s so much fun to go from hardcore drama with [Aaron] Sorkin to doing this really fun comedy on New Girl.”

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