It's not the nomination, but friends for Clooney

George Clooney said the best thing about Oscar nominations is not necessarily the prizes. It's hanging with old and new friends.

At Monday's annual nominee luncheon, Clooney said he's happy to catch up with friends such as Viola Davis and Brad Pitt, his co-star in the "Ocean's Eleven" films.

"A lot of people at home think we all hang out together. … The truth is I hadn't seen Brad in about a year" until January's Golden Globes, Clooney said before lunch.

Chris Brown to perform at Grammy Awards

Chris Brown will perform at this year's Grammys, the event where his career almost ended three years ago.

Brown admitted to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna, who will also perform Sunday, at a pre-Grammy party in 2009 and is serving five years of probation for the felony attack. A source told the AP on Monday that Brown, 22, will perform at the show.

After the attack, Brown's reputation plummeted, but he has bounced back, releasing the multihit album, "F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies)," which is nominated for three Grammys.

Randy Travis sorry for arrest outside church

Country singer Randy Travis has apologized after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication outside a North Texas church.

Denton County sheriff's spokesman Tom Reedy said police in Sanger arrested Travis, 52, early Monday after spotting a vehicle parked in front of a church and finding an open bottle of wine and Travis smelling of alcohol.

The singer, a resident of Tioga, apologized in a statement to the AP "for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl."