Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the top contenders at the 2013 American Music Awards.
The rap duo is up for six awards, including artist, new artist and single of the year for “Thrift Shop.”
The “Same Love” performers will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Bruno Mars for artist of the year at the Nov. 24 fan-voted awards show in Los Angeles. Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons will perform.
Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am announced the nominees last week at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York. Will.i.am predicted Mars would win the top prize.
Swift and Timberlake have five nominations each, while Robin Thicke, Rihanna and Florida Georgia Line have four each. Mars and Imagine Dragons are up for three awards each.
Nominees for single of the year — a new award — include Thicke’s ubiquitous “Blurred Lines” and Florida Georgia Line and Nelly’s “Cruise.”
Swift, Rihanna and Pink are nominated for favorite female artist-pop/rock. Timberlake, Thicke and Mars are up for favorite male artist-pop/rock.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ other nominations include favorite band, duo or group-pop/rock, favorite artist-rap/hip-hop and favorite album-rap/hip-hop for their platinum-selling debut, “The Heist.” They will compete with Jay Z in both rap categories.
The AMAs will air live on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
ABC News says Dan Harris is replacing Bill Weir as a co-anchor of “Nightline,” effective immediately.
Harris will remain on the weekend edition of “Good Morning America,” which he has co-anchored since 2010.
Since joining ABC News 13 years ago, Harris has covered mass shootings, natural disasters and global trouble spots, reporting from Iraq on six occasions. ABC News president Ben Sherwood called him one of the network’s “most versatile anchors.” Harris joins Cynthia McFadden and Dan Abrams at the anchor desk of the late-night news program.
The network says Weir is leaving ABC News for an undisclosed job elsewhere in the news business. He has been a “Nightline” co-anchor since 2010 and is a former co-anchor of the weekend “GMA.”
“Nightline” airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m.
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas’ fairy tale extends beyond their day jobs. The actors, both 35, play Snow White and Prince Charming on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” and have announced their engagement.
The couple met while working on the show and began dating in 2011.
Goodwin was previously engaged to actor Joey Kern, while Dallas was married to Lara Pulver from 2007-2011.
“Once Upon a Time” is now in its third season.