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Billboard names Pink Woman of the Year

Singer Pink, the Woman of the Year honoree, arrives with her husband, Carey Hart, at the Billboard Women In Music Awards on Tuesday. (Associated Press)
Singer Pink, the Woman of the Year honoree, arrives with her husband, Carey Hart, at the Billboard Women In Music Awards on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

While she’s excited her ballad “Just Give Me a Reason” is nominated for the song of the year Grammy, Pink says she believes her husband deserves some credit for its success. The track, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks, is about holding on to a troubled relationship.

“It means everything because it’s a conversation between lovers fighting the good fight and that’s been our life,” Pink said in an interview Tuesday, standing next to her motorcycle racer husband, Carey Hart. “Our family is everything to us.”

The 34-year-old often details their rocky relationship in her music.

“At the end of the day I crawl onto his lap and complain, so if someone wants to award me for that, they should give him the award,” she said.

Pink was in great spirits Tuesday in New York City, where Billboard named the pop star its woman of the year.

“It’s been a long road,” she said. “It’s been a roller coaster and I’m on board for the rises and the falls of it all.”

‘Tosh.0’ renewed for three seasons

Comedian Daniel Tosh got a huge vote of confidence from Comedy Central on Tuesday when the network pledged to renew his show “Tosh.0” for three consecutive seasons (6, 7 and 8).

The show, which finds Tosh blithely riffing on some of the funniest and most buzzworthy clips on the Internet, is concluding its fifth season. Season 6 (which will consist of 30 episodes) will premiere on Feb. 18.

During its five-year run, “Tosh.0” has scored big successes. It’s the No. 1 entertainment series on Tuesday nights among the coveted demographic of men ages 18 to 24, and it averages 3 million viewers.

The cornerstone of the show is a weekly feature called “Web Redemption” where Tosh offers subjects of particularly embarrassing viral videos a chance to re-create the humiliating experiences with a different ending.

The birthday bunch

Actress Rita Moreno is 82. Pop singer David Gates (Bread) is 73. Actress Donna Mills is 71. Singer Brenda Lee is 69. Actress Lynda Day George is 69. Actress Teri Garr is 66. Singer Jermaine Jacksun is 59. Rock musician Mike Mesaros (The Smithereens) is 56. Rock musician Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) is 55. Rock musician David Schools (Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic) is 49. Actor Gary Dourdan is 47. Actress Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) is 17.


 

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