Why Chris Brown is Awesome, Arrested Development is a Tease, the Economy Still Sucks and Much, Much More!


Brown wins everything at AMAs: Chris Brown swept the American Music Awards yesterday, winning three prizes including Artist of the Year, which he claims should have gone to Coldplay. (Incidentally, Coldplay went home empty-handed, which might explain why they’re breaking up.) Rihanna — Brown’s girlfriend and everybody’s obsession — was named favorite female artist for both R&B and pop/rock. We’re imagining they went home and talked about how cool they are. [Reuters]

No Doubt back in action: After Gwen Stefani did a little solo stint and had a baby, No Doubt is back. The band will allegedly be recording and touring in 2009. After a long hiatus will they have lost their charm? We doubt it. [Stereogum]

Deals (Maeby”) in place for Arrested Development movie: Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard have reportedly closed deals with Fox Searchlight for the long-talked-about Arrested Development movie, starring Jason Bateman and Will Arnett. There’s been a lot of speculation over the past year whether this movie would actually pan out and the Bluth family exploits would move to the big screen. But as of now, it looks like we’re (finally!) a step closer. [Hollywood Reporter]

Frankenstein leaving Broadway: Young Frankenstein will close on Broadway January 4th after more than a year onstage with 484 performances. Mel Brooks’ script and a cast including Roger Bart, Cory English and Shuler Hensley made for a highly acclaimed musical, but they’re closing it because of — what else? — the floundering economy. [Broadway World]

Ailey company going all out for the big 5-0: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an elaborate five-week season at New York City Center. Shows will include three new productions of classic Ailey works, a special program celebrating the choreographer’s creative genius, a world premier by Mauro Bigonzetti and a gala with Oprah as an honored guest. The season runs from December 3rd to January 4th. [Huliq]