More news and notes from today . . .
Alicia Keys and Coldplay lead the nominees for the 2008 American Music Awards, announced yesterday. Keys has five nominations and Coldplay has four. Both are contenders for artist of the year.
Other multiple nominees and artist-of-the-year candidates include the Eagles and Lil Wayne.
The American Music Awards will present 20 trophies in pop/rock, country, soul/rhythm & blues and rap/hip-hop, Latin, alternative, contemporary inspirational and adult contemporary. The awards will be presented in Los Angeles on Nov. 23. (Associated Press)
List of nominees: http://abc.go.com/primetime/ama/index?pn=nominees#t=0
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Terence Howard is out, Don Cheadle is in as Jim "War Machine" Rhodes in the sequel to "Iron Man."
The Hollywood Reporter says that, according to an unnamed source, Howard split over money.
In Marvel Studio's summer blockbuster, a scene showed Howard's Rhodes looking at the silver suit that will turn him into War Machine and saying, "Next time." But next time is going to be for Cheadle, currently filming Pittsburgher Antoine Fuqua's "Brooklyn's Finest," with Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke.
EW.com discusses what each actor would bring to the role, as sidekick and best friend to Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man. (Sharon Eberson)