“Grown Ups 2” is making the most noise at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards.
The silly comedy sequel about four childhood friends starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade led the Razzie lineup with eight nominations, including worst picture, sequel, ensemble, screenplay, lead actor for Sandler, supporting actor for Taylor Lautner, supporting actress for Salma Hayek and director for Dennis Dugan.
The Razzies launched in 1980 as a spoof of Hollywood’s awards season.
This year’s other worst-picture nominees are the Wild West romp “The Lone Ranger” starring Johnny Depp, Tyler Perry’s comedy “A Madea Christmas,” sci-fi story “After Earth” starring Will and Jaden Smith and comedy anthology “Movie 43” featuring Kate Winslet, Richard Gere, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry.
The Razzies announcement comes ahead of Thursday’s Oscar nominations. Winners for the 34th annual Razzies will be announced March 1, the night before the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Talk of the Stacks lineup
The spring lineup for Talk of the Stacks, a free writers series held at Minneapolis’ Central Library, has been set. Feb. 18: Jennifer Senior, New York Magazine contributing editor, will talk about her new book, “All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting”; March 7: Novelist and short-story writer Lorrie Moore will discuss “Bark,” her story collection; April 3: Poet Ron Padgett will read from his collected poems, published by Minneapolis’ Coffee House Press, and May 12: Francine Prose — novelist, essayist, critic — will discuss “Lovers at the Chameleon Club Paris 1932,” her new novel. Doors open at 6:15, readings begin at 7 p.m. Each program is followed by a book sale and signing.
lawsuit settled: A lawsuit over the payout of a $17.5 million policy related to Michael Jackson’s planned comeback concerts has been settled. Lawyers for Lloyd’s of London and Jackson’s estate revealed no details. A Feb. 24 trial was scheduled.
The Boss mocks the gov: Gov. Chris Christie’s favorite rock star made fun of the New Jersey scandal on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Bruce Springsteen joined the comedian in a “Born to Run” parody.
prepare to roar: You can hear Katy Perry roar in person when she brings her Prismatic World Tour to Target Center on Aug. 22. She’ll be joined by rising country star Kacey Musgraves. No ticket details yet.
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