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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dido, A.R. Rahman '127 Hours' Song Nominated For An Oscar, Xtina Screams Into Her Pillow

I've had an aversion to 127 Hours ever since its release last fall. Something about watching hot piece of tail James Franco hack off his arm doesn't exactly seem like popcorn fare.

Likewise, I've had an aversion to Dido ever since she warbled on the horrid 2004 Band Aid 20 abortion of a charity single, the release—and utter injustice—of which (true story) partly inspired the creation of Chart Rigger.

But surprise! Dido and composer A.R. Rahman's dirge from 127 Days, "If I Rise," has been nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar (along with “Coming Home” from Country Strong, “I See the Light” from Tangled and “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3), while Christina Aguilera and Cher's semi-entertaining musical flick Burlesque was shut out. "If I Rise" was co-written by Dido's brother Rollo Armstrong.

Last week Diane Warren won a Golden Globe for penning Cher's big Burlesque ballad, "You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me."

Oh, well—that was a good jam, but those old broads should just concentrate on slapping together Cher's new album. It's only been ten years since Living Proof, after all. And, Jesus—even Britney, who went through some cracked-out years, is about to release her fifth album since 2001.

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  • At 5:52 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    INJUSTICE TO THE MAXIMUM POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cher + Oscars = MAGIC. Truly, the Oscars are lame-o

  • At 5:57 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    I agree. The movie wasn't great, but "You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" is a jam. The Oscars have always been about rewarding money-making movies though. Inception and Toy Story 3 for Best Picture? Riiiiiiiight.

  • At 1:37 AM, Blogger Diva Incarnate said…

    Last of Me and Bound To You were the only times the audience I watched Burlesque with stopped laughing. I've not heard any of those songs.

  • At 6:16 PM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Oh, Robbie...this is where we part ways (figuratively)...loved 127 Hours...love Dido...love "If I Rise"...at least give the movie a chance...the arm part is gross, but it's a beautifully shot and acted film!

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