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3 Doors Down to take on Dubai

Plus: Toni Braxton hospitalised; Brady and Bündchen welcome baby; Grammys announce nominations; Zero Dark Thirty top NBR Awards.

The Grammy Award winning R&B singer Tony Braxton. Chris Pizzello / AP Photo
The Grammy Award winning R&B singer Tony Braxton. Chris Pizzello / AP Photo

3 Doors Down to take on Dubai

The American pop-rock band 3 Doors Down has been announced as the headline act at the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival on February 15 at Festival Park, Dubai Festival City. The band recently confirmed the release of a Greatest Hits album, which includes three new tracks along with remastered versions of their hits Kryptonite, Here Without You and When I'm Gone. For more information, visit www.dubaijazzfest.com. * The National staff

Toni Braxton hospitalised

Toni Braxton has been hospitalised in Los Angeles. The R&B performer said on Twitter on Friday that she has been hospitalised because of "minor health issues" related to lupus. "But no worries!" Braxton wrote to fans, "I will be out any day now." The 45-year-old singer said in a recent interview that doctors told her the lupus diagnosis meant her performing career would likely be diminished and that the disease pushed her into a recent bankruptcy. * AP

Brady and Bündchen welcome baby

The American football player Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen have announced the birth of their second child, a girl named Vivian Lake. Bündchen announced the birth on her Facebook page, saying their "little angel" was born at home on Wednesday and is "healthy and full of life". "We feel so lucky to have been able to experience the miracle of birth once again," Bündchen wrote. The couple also has a son, Benjamin, who turned 3 yesterday. * AP

Grammys announce nominations

Six different artists tied for lead nominee for the Grammy Awards: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, the British folk-rock band Mumford & Sons and the indie pop band fun. Miguel, who helped Ocean shake up the R&B world this year, and the jazz great Chick Corea have five nominations apiece. Most of 2012's inescapable hits are represented - Gotye's Somebody that I Used to Know is up for Record of the Year and Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe garnered a Song of the Year nod. Drake, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson and Jack White were among 16 nominees with three nods. The Grammys will be held on February 10 in Los Angeles. * AP

Zero Dark Thirty top NBR Awards

Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty continued to gather awards momentum as the National Board of Review named the Osama bin Laden-hunt docudrama the Best Film of the Year. Bigelow also won for Best Director and Jessica Chastain, who stars as a CIA agent, for Best Actress. Bradley Cooper was named Best Actor for his role as an unstable teacher attempting to reorder his life in David O Russell's Silver Linings Playbook and Russell was given Best Adapted Screenplay. Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and Ann Dowd won Best Supporting Actress for Compliance. Ben Affleck, the director and star of Argo, won Special Achievement in Filmmaking. * AP