Justin Bieber joins Grammy nominations concert; Gene Shalit to leave 'Today'

justin-bieber-gi-sign-320.jpgHump Day TV news nibbles for you:

LL Cool J will host the Grammy nominations concert Dec. 1, which will feature the likes of Justin Bieber (squee!), B.o.B., Katy Perry, Miranda Lambert and Bruno Mars. The actual Grammy Awards airs live on Feb. 13. [ CBS]

Mustachioed arts critic Gene Shalit will end his 40-plus years career on "Today" on Thursday, Nov. 11. The American icon will be saluted on his final morning program. [ NBC]

Taryn Manning's presence on "Hawaii Five-0" has a deeper purpose: Mary's going to get kidnapped and reveal how it's connected to the murder of McGarrett's mom. Hawaii is one bloody paradise. [ TV Guide]

Ally Walker's Lifetime pilot "Exit 19" is expanding its family. Single mom and homicide detective Gloria (Walker) gets a partner (Tisha Campbell-Martin) and a recovering alcoholic younger brother (Chris Payne Gilbert). [ Deadline]

Syfy's make-up artists reality show "Face Off" has tapped Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick and Patrick Tatopoulos as judges, alongside McKenzie Westmore as the host. This isn't any beauty show though. The competitors will use their special effects make-up skills ranging from full body paint to creating frightening horror villains to win a grand prize and get their career off the ground. [ Syfy]

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