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Special reveals effect of death on Grammys

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CBS says it will air a behind-the-scenes look at how Whitney Houston’s death affected the 2012 Grammy Awards.

The hour-long special, titled “The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family,” is scheduled for Feb. 9, the eve of this year’s music awards.

Last year, Grammy producers learned of Houston’s death less than 24 hours before the ceremony.

The special includes interviews with LL Cool J, Jennifer Hudson, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift and other artists.

Nominees to sing

All five nominees for album of the year at this year’s Grammys will perform at this year’s awards show.

The Recording Academy announced Thursday that R&B singer Frank Ocean will join Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Jack White and fun. at the Grammys on Feb. 10.

Alicia Keys and Maroon 5 will join forces for a special performance. Presenters include Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Carly Rae Jepsen, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

‘Grand Theft’ date

Video game publisher Take-Two says the next installment of the long-awaited “Grand Theft Auto” series will launch worldwide Sept. 17.

The game was scheduled to go on sale this spring. Take-Two said Thursday that it is delaying the game to give developers more time to work on it.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. says “Grand Theft Auto V” will be available on Xbox 360 from Microsoft Corp. and PlayStation 3 from Sony Corp.

Jeremy in hospital

A spokesman says porn star Ron Jeremy is recovering from surgery at a Los Angeles hospital after an aneurysm near his heart sent him to intensive care.

Agent Mike Esterman says in an email to The Associated Press that the 59-year-old Jeremy had a heavy feeling in his chest and drove himself to the hospital, where doctors diagnosed the aneurysm and put him in intensive care.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Stuart Whitman is 85. Singer Don Everly is 76. Actor-writer-director Terry Jones is 71. Guitarist Mike Campbell is 63. Actor-writer-producer Billy Mumy is 59. Singer Lisa Marie Presley is 45. Comedian Pauly Shore is 45. Actor Michael C. Hall is 42. Rapper Big Boi is 38. TV personality Lauren Conrad is 27. Singer Harry Styles of One Direction is 19.

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