1. JOHN’S, Antigua — Eminem and a handful of old school eighties rockers will be hitting the high notes at the 45th Grammy Awards, according to Internet bookmakers Intertops.com.

 

The backslap-a-thon music bonanza will be staged at New York’s Madison Square Garden on February 23rd and is expected to attract an international audience of more than 2 billion.

 

Internet sports book Intertops.com has put together a groovy compilation of bets to guarantee the evening goes with a swing.

 

Hip hop hero Eminem — at 4/5 — is the favorite to win the most Grammys and is expected to show gravel-voiced croaker Bruce Springsteen ‘who’s the Boss’ by pocketing more silverware.

 

Blue collar soft rocker Bruce is looking to add Grammy number eight to his Data Sgpbulging collection and — at 7/20 — is odds on to take the coveted Album of the Year title for his new MOR masterpiece – The Rising.

 

Tight-trousered, big-haired rocker Bon Jovi is living on more than a prayer as the Intertops.com favorite (6/5) to take the Grammy for Best Group Performance. In the same category, long shots No Doubt have No Chance at 8-1.

 

Pneumatic pop princess Britney Spears has managed to slip through the quality control net with nominations in both the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (12/1) and Best Pop Vocal Album (8/1).

 

Britney’s rivals include Pink, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow. Intertops.com predicts Britney will be singing: “Oops — I didn’t do it again … ”

 

“The Grammys are more than three hours of live entertainment with awards thrown in — which makes it perfect for a little musical action,” said Intertops.com Chief Bet Manager Michael Maerz.

 

“This is the fourth year running that Intertops.com has offered odds on the Grammys. Put some money on your favorite superstar with Intertops.com and you will be as nervous as they are when it is time to open the shiny envelope and reveal the winners,” he said.