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Usher Lands A Spot Performing For The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony!

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At first we thought Usher was being INDUCTED into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but then we heard it was Donna Summer, Albert King, Quincy Jones and Lou Adler — which made more sense as Usher hasn't really been around long enough to get a nod! Ha!

Usher WILL be there, though! Along with Carole King, John Fogerty, Spike Lee, and Harry Belafonte! They're on the list of performers and presenters for the ceremony!

Usher will be performing for Quincy Jones, which is pretty damn perrrrrfect!

Sounds like an amazing night, and what an honor for everyone involved!

Congrats to those being inducted! You're all LEGENDS!!

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Donna Summer, Public Enemy, & Rush Are Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees!

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Ah-Mazing!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced it's 2013 class of inductees, and we're pleased as punch by the bands and artists on the list!

Our fave ones to make the cut include Heart, Rush, Public Enemy, and — obvi — Donna Summer!

Heart wrote one of the best chick-rock songs ever with Crazy on You!

Public Enemy's Flavor Flav and Chuck D fought the powers that be for decades!

After being consistently overlooked, Canadian prog-rockers and Ayn Rand enthusiasts Rush finally get the recognition they deserve!

And, of course, the late/great Donna Summer touched all of us so profoundly that we would never ever argue against her inclusion!

Even I Love L.A. singer Randy Newman is joining in on the fun!

We expect much of the talented class to perform at the Nokia Center induction ceremony in April!

[Image via Capitol Records & Columbia Records & Mercury & Casablanca.]

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VH1 Divas Line-Up Special Honoring Whitney Houston & Donna Summer Has Been Announced… And It Makes NO Sense!

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All right, what?!

We were thrilled to find out back in May that this year's upcoming VH1 Divas special would pay tribute to the life and music of dearly departed Whitney Houston, and couldn't wait to learn the line-up of talent to be featured for such an occasion!

However, we're pretty confused to report that in spite of the concert's namesake, this year's line-up warrants that it be re-named VH1 Former Disney Darlings!

That's right, the officially announced tribute to both Whitney and Donna Summer will include performances from Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, and Jordin Sparks!

…again with the HUH?

While we understand the latter's inclusion, given her involvement in Sparkle, and enjoy ALL the ladies as artists, we just find ourselves a little disappointed that producers couldn't land anyone with a little more, ahem, 'clout!'

In fact, we'd argue that the person who warrants

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In Memoriam At The Emmys…

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Death is a sad fact of life.

We've written about A LOT of famous faces that passed away over the last year and we weren't too happy about it, but we are happy to see them being remembered at the Emmys (above).

Andy Griffith, Michael Clarke Duncan, Phyllis Diller, Heavy-D, Andy Rooney, Steve Jobs, Patrice O'Neal, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Tony Scott, Mike Wallace, Ernest Borgnine, Dick Clark, and SO MANY more wil be dearly missed.

Rest in peace and THANK YOU ALL for the countless hours of entertainment you've provided for us over the years!

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Jennifer Lopez & Rihanna To Perform On Idol Finale Along With…

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Looks like Idol is pulling out ALL the stops for their season 11 finale tonight!

While we previously mentioned that Kristin Chenoweth will be performing Donna Summer’s Enough Is Enough with Barbra Streisand finalist Jessica Sanchez, that’s just the beginning for the show’s performances!

The girl finalists will hit the stage with an all-out Donna tribute and will be joined by Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston, Gladys Knight, Nelly Furtado, Sheila E. and Jennifer Holliday!

After the recent

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