The Water Cooler: Feb. 15

Grammy Audience Down since last year

Sunday marked the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

The Nielsen Company announced Monday the show reached 28.4 million viewers Sunday night on CBS.

The viewership was lower than last year’s show, which was watched by 39.9 million and only the second-largest audience since 1993.

Eric Church Leads ACM Nominations

Country singer Eric Church is the top nominee this year for the Academy of Country Music Awards.

He leads with seven nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Springsteen” and Album of the Year for his latest work, “Chief.”

Alyson Hannigan obtains restraining order

Actress Alyson Hannigan was granted a temporary restraining order Wednesday against a man who she claims has not only threatened her, but her family as well, by means of posting on the Internet.

The man in question is John Hobbs, 43. He has been ordered to stay away from the actress and her family as well as to stop his postings about her and her family online.

Lady Gaga cancels tour dates

Singer Lady Gaga canceled the next 21 shows on her tour due to a hip injury.

Live Nation Global Touring released a news release Wednesday explaining she had a tear in her hip that would require surgery to repair.

Her “Born This Way Ball” tour had dates scheduled through March 20.


Information and photos from The Associated Press.

Compiled by Savannah Sawyer, Assistant Features Editor.