Daily celebrities: Madonna, AC/DC to perform at Grammys

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, U.S. pop star Madonna smiles during her visit at the "Hard Candy Fitness" center in Berlin. Madonna, AC/DC and Ariana Grande are among the first performers set to take the stage at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

NEW YORK — Madonna, AC/DC and Ariana Grande are among the first performers announced to take the stage at the Grammy Awards next month.

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and country star Eric Church will also perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, The Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

Grande, who is nominated for two awards, will make her Grammy debut. Church is nominated for four honors, while Sheeran has three, including album of the year for "x."

Beyonce, Sam Smith and Pharrell are the leaders in nominations with six apiece. The three pop stars, along with Sheeran, will compete with Beck for album of the year.

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS.



Terminally ill Eminem fan dies day after rapper's visit

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — A terminally ill Detroit-area teenager who was surprised by a visit from rapper Eminem has died.

Rainbow Connection Executive Director Mary Grace McCarter says Tuesday that the parents of 17-year-old Gage Garmo told her that he died Monday in their Rochester Hills home.

Gage had a wish fulfilled when Detroit native Eminem stopped by Sunday evening. The Detroit Free Press says the pair sat in the family's living room talking about hip-hop and football.

Gage was diagnosed with bone cancer three years ago, when he was a freshman at Rochester High School.

Friends and classmates used social media to spread Gage's wish to meet Eminem, his musical hero, after he learned last week that he had just days left to live.

Michigan-based charity Rainbow Connection set up the meeting.



Kyle MacLachlan returning as agent Cooper in 'Twin Peaks'

PASADENA, Calif. — When "Twin Peaks" returns to TV, FBI agent Dale Cooper will be along for the ride.

Kyle MacLachlan is reprising the role in Showtime's sequel to the 1990-91 ABC drama, the cable channel said Monday.

Showtime President David Nevins employed a cameo appearance by MacLachlan to make the announcement to a Television Critics Association meeting.

As Nevins spoke to reporters in a hotel ballroom, the actor walked up to him with a cup in hand.

"I think you need a damn good cup of coffee," a smiling MacLachlan said, reviving a catchphrase of his character.

"Twin Peaks," which eerily posed the question, "Who killed Laura Palmer?" was set in an offbeat Northwestern town. It had a small but devoted following, and some critics have called it ahead of its time and the subsequent era of daring shows.


"I'm very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of 'Twin Peaks,'" MacLachlan said, adding impishly: "May the forest be with you."

Showtime has said the limited-run series, set in the present day, is going into production this year and will air in 2016.


NY clinic linked to Joan Rivers' death losing accreditation

NEW YORK — The New York City clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure is losing its accreditation at the end of the month, a federal agency said Monday.

"Yorkville Endoscopy no longer meets the conditions for a supplier of ambulatory surgical center services," the Centers for Medicare Services said in a statement. As of Jan. 31, the Manhattan medical facility will no longer be eligible to receive federal funds for services provided to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

Rivers, an acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and starred with her daughter on E! in "Fashion Police," died Sept. 4 at age 81. The city's medical examiner found she died of brain damage due to lack of oxygen when she stopped breathing during an endoscopy days earlier.

A message left at Yorkville Endoscopy seeking comment on Monday was not immediately returned. WABC reported that the clinic said in a statement it was continuing to work with all regulatory bodies.


"We intend to communicate with CMS and appropriate authorities to have the decision reversed. Yorkville continues to be a licensed facility and perform procedures while cooperating with the regulatory process," according to the statement.

The clinic had presented a plan to correct problems uncovered during an investigation after her death. However, the CMS said Monday that Yorkville remained deficient in four areas, including "surgical services; quality assessment and performance improvement; governing body and management; and environment."

Rivers' death was classified as a therapeutic complication, and no negligence was alleged in the federal report.

Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, has hired a prominent malpractice attorney to investigate.


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