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News Ticker: Grammys, Nas and Kelis, Hank Williams, Supergrass

April 13, 2010 9:02 AM ET

The 53rd Annual Grammys will air live on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 13, 2011. Albums and songs released between September 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 will be eligible for awards.

A Los Angeles judge has ordered Nas to pay spousal support to ex-wife Kelis. TMZ reports the MC will pay Kelis $10,000 a month until he catches up on the $299,015.50 he owes her in back child and spousal support payments.

Hank Williams received a posthumous Pulitzer Prize yesterday for "his craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity," CNN reports.

Supergrass have called it quits. The Independent reports the Britpop band is splitting up after 17 years over "musical differences."

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