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Special Grammy winner

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is receiving a posthumous Grammy for his technological innovations in the arts.

Jobs is among a dozen people, music groups or companies receiving honorary awards Feb. 11, the day before the Grammys. He died of cancer in October.

The Grammys are honoring Jobs with one of the group's Trustees Awards, citing the late Apple boss' advancements that "transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies and books."

Grammy organizers called him a "creative visionary" for Apple Inc. innovations that include the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Others receiving honorary awards the day before the Grammys include Diana Ross, the Allman Brothers, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Jones, the Memphis Horns and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.


Young Buck could lose ID

Rapper Young Buck could lose his name and other assets in a bankruptcy case that the rapper says is frustrating his attempts to sign with a new record label.

Davidson County, Tenn., Bankruptcy Judge George Paine converted the artist's bankruptcy from Chapter 11 reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation this week.

The trustee administering his estate has said she plans to sell the trademarked "Young Buck" name along with other assets. The platinum artist, whose real name is David Darnell Brown, told The Tennessean he was close to signing a recording deal with New Orleans-based Cash Money Records.

To date, creditors have submitted 22 claims totaling $11.5 million in Buck's bankruptcy case, including $10 million that the record label G-Unit Records says Buck owes them over a contract dispute.


Celebrity birthdays

Sunday: Singer Jimmy Buffett is 65. Country singer Barbara Mandrell is 63. Actress Sissy Spacek is 62. Guitarist Noel Hogan of The Cranberries is 40. Singer Dido is 40. Singer Jess and Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas are 27.

Monday: "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh is 66. Drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica is 48.

Tuesday: Singer Karla Bonoff is 60. Actress Tovah Feldshuh is 59. Singer Hayley Williams of Paramore is 23.

Wednesday: Comic book creator Stan Lee ("Spider-Man," "The Incredible Hulk") is 89. Singer-keyboardist Edgar Winter is 65. Actor Denzel Washington is 57. Singer John Legend is 33. Actress Sienna Miller is 30. "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta is 21.

Thursday: Actress Mary Tyler Moore is 75. Singer Marianne Faithfull is 65. Singer Dexter Holland of The Offspring is 46.

Friday: Singer Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary is 74. Singer Mike Nesmith of The Monkees is 69. Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees is 66. Singer Patti Smith is 65.

Next Saturday: Actor Val Kilmer is 52.

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