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Bob Dylan will play the Grammys; will Soy Bomb return too? [video]

Bob Dylan will perform alongside two rising folk rock bands -- Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers -- at the 53rd Grammy Awards on Sunday at Staples Center, according to our friends over at Pop & Hiss. And as previously announced, he'll be playing on the same stage as young artists such as Justin Bieber, Drake and Katy Perry, as well as veterans Barbra Streisand and Mick Jagger, the latter making his Grammy performance debut.

But for Dylan it will be his fifth performance on the show -- which may seem like a lot but isn't all that much considering his lengthy recording career. Among those performances, perhaps the most memorable -- or at least the most infamous -- came in 1998, when performance artist Michael Portnoy jumped on stage with the words "Soy Bomb" written on his bare torso and did a little dance as Dylan dutifully played on. 

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-- Scott Sandell


Oscar nominations: Surprises and snubs [video]

Now that the Oscar nominations are out, what to make of it all?

"The King's Speech" leads with 12 and looks poised to duke it out with "The Social Network" for best picture, but "True Grit" proved a bit of a surprise with 10 nominations, including nods for best picture, directors Joel and Ethan Coen (who also are in the running for adapted screenplay), actor Jeff Bridges and supporting actress Hailee Steinfeld. Perhaps an even bigger eyebrow-raiser is "Winter's Bone," which premiered at Sundance a year ago and walked away with four top nominations Tuesday morning.

Among the snubs: Although "Inception's" Christopher Nolan is up for original screenplay, he didn't get a nod for director, leaving him with a career shutout in that category. Also left in the cold were the documentaries "Waiting for Superman" and "Client 9."

For more surprises and snubs, watch the video above as Times film reporters Nicole Sperling and John Horn analyze the Academy Awards.

-- Scott Sandell

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