Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the nominations at this year's American Music Awards. The hip hop duo has six nominations. Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake are not far behind, with five each. All of them will battle it out with Rihanna and Bruno Mars for "Artist of the Year." The AMA's will air live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 24. Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons are scheduled to perform.
Sir Paul McCartney put on a surprise concert in New York's Times square yesterday. The entertainer spread the word about the show through Twitter. This wasn't the first suprise show McCartney held this week, he visited a performing arts high school in Queens on Wednesday. Mccartney's latest album, "New" goes on sale next week.
Staying connected while traveling overseas may get easier for T-Mobile customers. The cell phone company announced it's killing international roaming fees and slashing per-minute and text charges. With its simple choice plan at $50 a month, T-Mobile customers already get unlimited calls, text messaging and data at home. Starting October 20 for new customers, and October 31 for current ones, customers will get automatic coverage when they travel abroad.
Apple lovers could have a new toy soon. According to the "All Things D" tech website, Apple could unveil additions to its iPad line as soon as October 22. The report says apple could debut an iPad mini with retina display and a thinner full-sized iPad. Apple's fancy new fingerprint technology might also make an appearance in the latest versions. Since 2010, Apple has been holding press events during October to get new products out in time for the holidays.
A meeting between President Obama, Vice President Biden and the house republican leadership yesterday offered hope that a short-term deal to raise the debt ceiling would soon be reached. House republicans say they pitched a plan to the president to temporarily increase the U.S. borrowing limit and to start talks about reopening the government. The White House reportedly described the conversation as a "good meeting," but said no deal was reached to reopen the government.