This singer wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ dress to the Grammys

The performer, who was not nominated at the show and was one of the first guests to arrive, initially walked the red carpet outside of Los Angeles’ Staples Center in a white cape. Singer Joy Villa made quite the political statement at the   59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/fKi67y5xAZ
— Stacey ⚘ Gotsulias (@StaceGots) February 12, 2017

so @Joy_Villa lets talk pic.twitter.com/zHmc5zmQWF
— 🚘 (@VanDerek_) February 12, 2017

how much did he pay you @Joy_Villa https://t.co/IY1fKv3IoM
— kelsey 🙂 (@imkdawg) February 12, 2017

@Joy_Villa worst dressed at the Grammys last year. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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Villa’s look read “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” down the bodice and featured red stripes and white stars. Traitor.✊🏻
— ℒᎽℒᎯ ℋᎯℒℰ🔥❤ (@lylahale) February 12, 2017

Villa’s Wikipedia page was also quickly edited following her appearance, as her name was changed to read, “Joy Angela Villa Trump.”

Show Full Article Someone who calls herself a feminist in her Twitter bio is wearing a Make America Great Again dress to the Grammys. Looks like you're going for a repeat this year. She then did a dramatic costume change, whipping off the draped fabric to reveal a form-fitting red-white-and-blue dress emblazoned with President Donald Trump’s signature slogan. The back of the dress was bedazzled with large sparkling letters reading “TRUMP.”
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Viewers immediately took notice of Villa’s questionable fashion choice, weighing in on the dress via social media.

J.K. Rowling, Lin Manuel-Miranda take a selfie at BAFTA Awards

one night after Rowling called out Morgan, a Sussex native, on social media for his outspoken support of President Donald Trump’s controversial policies. J.K. pic.twitter.com/8Ngv5HeUIJ
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 12, 2017

The BAFTA Awards telecast aired in the U.K. For a full list of BAFTA winners, click here. During Friday’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, Morgan said he doesn’t think Trump’s heavily debated   immigration order targeting seven majority-Muslim nations is a “Muslim ban.” Fellow guest Jim Jeffries told Morgan to “f— off”   during the broadcast, a video of which Rowling retweeted, prompting a response from Morgan. Show Full Article All was well. Rowling was nominated this year for a BAFTA   in the outstanding British film category as part of the moviemaking   team behind Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, though she ultimately lost to the   crafters of   Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake. “All was well,” Miranda wrote alongside the photo, sharing it to his 1.25 million followers during the ceremony. The Harry Potter scribe cooled off from her weekend   Twitter spat with Piers Morgan at Sunday’s BAFTA Awards, where she posed for an adorable selfie with the Tony-winning   Hamilton   actor and lyricist. “Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to f— off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I’d always imagined,” Rowling tweeted. Rowling is pushing away the unimaginable with a little help from Lin-Manuel Miranda. Check out Rowling’s selfie with Miranda above.

Cage the Elephant wins Best Rock Album at Grammys

The full ballot featured Weezer’s Weezer   (White Album), Gojira’s Magma, Panic! Laid bare across such classic sounds, however, the vocalist meditates on depression and what he sees as an inevitable, impending doom. Cage the Elephant won the Best Rock Album award at the 59th annual Grammys. The Grammys have already given out numerous awards, a full list of which can be seen here. Produced by Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach and musically inspired by a team-up frontman Matt Shultz had with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger at the 2014 Bonnaroo, the set sees the band fold   late ’60s rock into its   fray. ET on CBS. The ceremony starts at 8 p.m.  

Show Full Article at the Disco’s Death of a Bachelor, and blink-182’s California,   along with Cage the Elephant’s Tell Me I’m Pretty. The Kentucky rockers returned with their fourth LP in 2015.

Drake wins Best Rap Song Grammy for ‘Hotline Bling’

1 of his own with 2016’s “One Dance,” “Hotline Bling” was notoriously denied the top spot on the chart when Adele returned in Nov. But, though it seems like ancient history now that Drake notched a No. “Hotline Bling” also won Best Rap/Sung Performance; along with the Best Rap Song win, they’re   the second and third Grammy wins of his career and the first since he took home Best Rap Album for   Take Care in 2013. Drizzy’s 2015 hit and its iconic music video launched a torrent of memes — even then-candidate Donald Trump appeared in a parody on   Saturday Night Live — and became one of the Toronto MC’s strongest chart showings, peaking at No. 2015 with her smash “Hell0.”

Show Full Article Drake could have a big night: He’s also nominated for Record of the Year (for his chart-topping Rihanna collaboration “Work) and for Album of the Year (for his sprawling fourth album   Views). Drake’s meme-tacular “Hotline Bling”   beat out a formidable field that also included Kanye West’s “Famous” and “Ultralight Beam,” Chance the Rapper’s “No Problem,” and Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All the Way Up” to win Best Rap Song at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. 2 on the Hot 100.

David Bowie won 4 Grammys on Sunday

Show Full Article (He had also been awarded a lifetime achievement honor in 2006.) But the late icon quadrupled his victory total on Sunday, taking home Best Rock Performance, Best Recording Package, and   Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Many critics were amazed that, far from making a nostalgic career retrospective, Bowie had kept innovating to the end. For the first time ever, an album released by David Bowie has won at the Grammys. Before Sunday’s televised ceremony began, Bowie was posthumously awarded the Best Alternative Rock Album award for   Blackstar, the album he released shortly before his death. As Bowie’s collaborator Donny McCaslin told EW’s Eric Renner Brown, “the music on that record is not cookie-cutter pop music. It’s progressive, boundary-pushing music.”
Heading into Grammys night, Bowie had received just one competitive trophy, for Best Music Video in 1985. Blackstar   won much acclaim and ultimately topped   The Village Voice‘s annual Pazz and Jop poll.

Kellyanne Conway responds to ‘Fatal Attraction’-inspired ‘SNL’ sketch

Show Full Article Watch the sketch above. “Inquiring minds re: #SNL: @jaketapper & I spoke this morning just before brunch time,” she tweeted before referencing an especially disturbing scene from Fatal Attraction:   “No boiling bunnies on the menu.”

Inquiring minds re: #SNL: @jaketapper & I spoke this morning just before brunch time. Saturday Night Live   brought back Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway for a pre-taped sketch inspired by   Fatal Attraction   and also featuring Beck Bennett’s Jake Tapper   — and the White House counselor herself commented on the short in a tweet Sunday evening. — Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 12, 2017

Tapper also commented on the sketch in a tweet Sunday morning, retweeting a clip from it and writing, “Um.” In response to someone asking what he thought of the episode, he responded with, “funny!”
In the sketch, Tapper decides not to let Conway come on CNN because of all her “credibility issues.” He then comes home to find her waiting for him, ready to force him into letting her back on television by whatever means necessary. No boiling bunnies on the menu.

‘La La Land’ wins best film at BAFTA Awards

Also earning statuettes from BAFTA this year were the Jacqueline Kennedy film   Jackie   (best costume design), sci-fi drama Arrival   (best sound), Mel Gibson’s directorial comeback Hacksaw Ridge   (best editing), Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated feature 13th (best documentary), Disney’s box office hit The Jungle Book (best special visual effects), Kubo and the Two Strings (best animated film), and the Cannes   Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake (outstanding British film). 26 telecast. Her performance opposite Denzel Washington in the August Wilson adaptation   previously won   similar awards at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Kenneth Lonergan’s weepy drama   Manchester by the Sea also   took multiple BAFTAs Sunday night, winning two total; one for Casey Affleck’s lead performance and the other for Lonergan’s original screenplay. (Affleck, who lost best actor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last month to Denzel Washington did not face the   Fences   star in his BAFTA category on Sunday.)
The 2016 critical favorite   Moonlight   failed to drum up much attention   from BAFTA voters despite receiving eight Oscar nods in January. Stone’s victory cements her front-runner status in the Academy’s best actress race, giving the film’s star a prime publicity boost one day before final Oscar balloting is set to begin. The Barry Jenkins-directed film, based on   Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unproduced stage play   In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,   received zero awards despite tallying   four overall nominations. La La Land
Nocturnal Animals
Best documentary
WINNER: 13th
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
The Eagle Huntress
Notes on Blindness
Weiner
Best film not in the English language
Dheepan
Julieta
Mustang
WINNER: Son of Saul
Toni Erdmann
Best adapted screenplay
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
WINNER: Lion
Nocturnal Animals
Best supporting actress
Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
WINNER:   Viola Davis   (Fences)
Best animated film
Finding Dory
WINNER: Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
Zootropolis
Best special visual effects
Arrival
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
WINNER: The Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Best debut by a British writer, director or producer
The Girl With All the Gifts – Mike Carey (writer), Camille Gatin (producer)
The Hard Stop – George Amponsah (writer/director/producer), Dionne Walker (writer/producer)
Notes on Blindness – Peter Middleton (writer/director/producer), James Spinney (writer/director), Jo-Jo Ellison (producer)
The Pass – John Donnelly (writer), Ben A Williams (director)
WINNER: Under the Shadow – Babak Anvari (writer/director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (producers)
Best supporting actor
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
WINNER: Dev Patel (Lion)
Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Outstanding British contribution to cinema
Curzon Cinemas
Best original screenplay
Hell or High Water
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land
WINNER: Manchester By the Sea
Moonlight
Best cinematography
Arrival
Hell or High Water
WINNER: La La Land
Lion
Nocturnal Animals
Best actor
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
WINNER:   Casey Affleck   (Manchester by the Sea)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Best director
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)
WINNER:   Damien Chazelle   (La La Land)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)
Best actress
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
WINNER:   Emma Stone   (La La Land)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Best film
Arrival
I, Daniel Blake
WINNER: La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Show Full Article Membership largely crosses over with Oscar’s, meaning several surprise winners (like Patel) could end up repeating during the Academy’s Feb. La La Land   — the current favorite to win the best picture Oscar — scored a staggering 11 BAFTA nods   last month; at the corresponding   ceremony, held Sunday at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the film captured five of those nominations, including best original music, best cinematography, best director (Damien Chazelle), best actress (Emma Stone) and best film. In the supporting actor category, Lion   star Dev Patel pulled off a surprise win over critical favorite Mahershala Ali. In the past decade, BAFTA’s best film honoree has gone on to win the best picture Oscar six times, with 2006’s The Queen, 2007’s Atonement, 2014’s Boyhood, 2015’s The Revenant   being the exceptions. The pair previously squared off at the SAG Awards, though Ali emerged   as the   guild’s victor. Ruth Negga, also nominated for an Oscar for her work in Jeff Nichols’ Loving, received a BAFTA nomination in the EE Rising Star category. As expected, Viola Davis continued her dominance in the supporting actress race at large, taking the BAFTA trophy on the road toward her   first Oscar victory. The box office juggernaut has amassed a whopping $294.3 million worldwide thus far, $30.2 million of which came from ticket sales in the U.K. Oscar’s sibling from across the pond has spoken, as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has peppered individual accolades   across several of 2016’s awards circuit mainstays. She beat out stiff competition from the likes of Amy Adams (Arrival), Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train), and fellow Oscar nominees Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins), and Natalie Portman (Jackie). Per The Guardian, the 2017 BAFTA Award winners are:
Outstanding British film
American Honey
Denial
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
WINNER: I, Daniel Blake
Notes on Blindness
Under the Shadow
EE Rising Star award
Anya Taylor-Joy
Laia Costa
Lucas Hedges
Ruth Negga
WINNER: Tom Holland
Best make up & hair
Doctor Strange
WINNER: Florence Foster Jenkins
Hacksaw Ridge
Nocturnal Animals
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Best original music
Arrival
Jackie
WINNER:   La La Land
Lion
Nocturnal Animals
Best costume design
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
WINNER: Jackie
La La Land
Best sound
WINNER: Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Best British short animation
The Alan Dimension
WINNER: A Love Story
Tough
Best British short film
Consumed
WINNER: Home
Mouth of Hell
The Party
Standby
Best editing
Arrival
WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Nocturnal Animals
Best production design
Doctor Strange
WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar! Isabelle Huppert’s Academy Award-nominated turn in Elle   was ineligible for BAFTA consideration, as its British release date (March 10) falls after the BAFTA deadline. BAFTA’s eclectic membership, representing roughly   6,500   entertainment industry professionals,   votes on the best films released on British screens across the respective calendar year. Prior to the BAFTA ceremony, however, Ali had taken multiple high profile awards from critics organizations,   namely from the   Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the New York Film Critics Circle; though he and Patel were nominated by the journalist-driven Hollywood Foreign Press Association, they ultimately lost the group’s Golden Globe award to Nocturnal Animals star Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Sturgill Simpson wins Best Country Album at Grammys

Thematically, his attention was equally widespread: The set ruminated on the origins of the universe, the meaning of life, and how to best endure the gloom and doom of the here and now. Show Full Article Guide, which boasts a heady swirl of rock, blues, and rockabilly,   is written as a letter of apology to his first child for a life spent on the road. Sturgill Simpson won Best Country Album at the 59th annual Grammy Award for A Sailor’s Guide to Earth. Last year, with his stunning third LP — his first on a major label and the first he produced on his own — the 37-year-old narrowed his gaze. The award was given out before the televised ceremony aired on CBS. “Hello my son,” Simpson he croons on the album opener, “welcome to Earth.” Try “welcome to the A-list.”
This year’s ballot also included Loretta Lynn’s Full Circle, Keith Urban’s Ripcord, Brandy Clark’s Big Day in a Small Town, and Maren Morris’ Hero. Simpson first broke out in 2014 with his trippy, psych-country Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.

Box office report: ‘LEGO Batman’ whips ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ while ‘John Wick’ surges

Rounding out the top five are   M. Split – $9.3 million
5. Animation umbrella, LEGO Batman,   a spinoff of the 2014 blockbuster   The LEGO Movie, clocks in around $14 million softer than its forerunner, but its worldwide totals are still impressive: After three days in over 60 global territories, the film sold around $93 million worth of tickets, bounding past its   $80 million production budget. The Space Between Us – $1.8 million

Show Full Article James adaptation   Fifty Shades of Grey, effectively courted its target audience, as Universal’s tracking indicates 70 percent of the opening weekend crowd was comprised of women. The original Fifty Shades flick made just over $570 million around the world in 2015. Fifty Shades Darker – $46.8 million
3. John Wick: Chapter 2 wrote the week’s biggest success story at No. The third film to be released under the Warner Bros. Warner Bros. As family-oriented fare often does, LEGO Batman   seemingly pleased the crowds it attracted, receiving an A- grade from polled moviegoers on CinemaScore. The romance-tinged drama, a sequel to the 2015 E.L. With such a strong audience-to-product connection, the original LEGO Movie‘s box office domination directly   impacted the iconic toy brand’s sales, as profits rose by nearly 15 percent with additional double-digit sales growth in the U.S., U.K., Russia, France, and China in 2014. The $55 million film commanded a further $100.1 million from 57 international territories for a global take of $146.9 million — enough to push the film to the top of the worldwide chart. John Wick: Chapter 2 – $30 million
4. Belle director Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom, starring Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo, notches a decent number from four theaters, pulling in approximately $70,000 in limited release. Hidden Figures – $8 million
6. 10-12 weekend estimates below. Tracking suggested an opening in the high teens, though the action sequel successfully   tapped into the first film’s hungry cult audience, who gave star Keanu Reeves his highest opening weekend since The Day the Earth Stood Still   tallied a $30.5 million start in 2008. Lion – $4.1 million
10. La La Land – $5 million
9. Pictures
Effective counter-programming to LEGO Batman‘s cross-demographic appeal, Fifty Shades Darker   held its own   against the blockbuster, taking in an estimated $46.8 million between Friday and Sunday for a solid No. Night Shyamalan’s Split   ($9.3 million), which tumbles three spots after spending three consecutive weeks atop the North American chart, and perennial crowd-pleaser Hidden Figures, which adds   around $8 million to its ballooning $131.5 million total. Outside the top 10, a compilation of the Academy’s Oscar-nominated short films averages $3,587 at 184 sites for an estimated $660,000 finish. Per comScore, overall box office is up around 1.7 percent from the same frame last year. The week’s highest per-location average (an estimated $40,510 from a single theater), however, hails from   Ceyda Torun’s documentary Kedi, which follows Istanbul’s curious population of cats. 3, amassing a whopping $30 million over its first three days in wide release — more than doubling the $14.4 million bow posted by its 2014 predecessor. Rings – $5.8 million
8. Though the race was   closer than expected, Fifty Shades Darker ultimately submitted to   The LEGO Batman Movie   at the finish line, as the animated family feature   launches with a $55.6 million weekend haul. Around 56 percent of the total audience was under the age of 30. The LEGO Batman Movie – $55.6 million
2. Check out the Feb. Chapter 2   averaged $9,642 at 3,113 theaters and an A- grade on CinemaScore. 2 finish. A Dog’s Purpose – $7.4 million
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Grammys 2017 winners: See the full list

Halsey
“7 Years” – Lukas Graham
“Work” – Rihanna ft. Check back in for regular updates throughout the night. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The Dream
“Famous” – Kanye West ft. Sean Paul
“Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots
Best Alternative Music Album
22, A Million — Bon Iver
Blackstar — David Bowie
The Hope Six Demolition Project — PJ Harvey
Post Pop Depression — Iggy Pop
A Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead
Best Rock Album
California — Blink-182
Tell Me I’m Pretty — Cage The Elephant
Magma — Gojira
Death Of A Bachelor — Panic! The show will begin Sunday at 8 p.m. Record of the Year
“Hello” — Adele
“Formation” — Beyoncé
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna ft. Drake
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots
Album of the Year
25 —   Adele
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Purpose —   Justin Bieber
Views —   Drake
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth —   Sturgill Simpson
Song of the Year
“Formation” —   Beyoncé (Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael Williams II)
“Hello” — Adele (Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin)
“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” — Mike Posner (Mike Posner)
“Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber (Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran)
“7 Years” —   Lukas Graham (Lukas Forchammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp)
Best New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak
Best Rap Album
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper
And the Anonymous Nobody – De La Soul
Major Key – DJ Khaled
Views – Drake
Blank Face LP – ScHoolboy Q
The Life of Pablo – Kanye West
Best Rap/ Sung Performance
“Freedom” – Beyoncé ft. (La Humanidad O Nosotros) — Illya Kuryaki & The Valderamas
Buenaventura — La Santa Cecilia
Los Rakas — Los Rakas
Amor Supremo — Carla Morrison
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Raíces — Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
Hecho A Mano — Joss Favela
Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. Kai
“Rinse & Repeat” – Riton ft. Dolly Parton
“Think of You” – Chris Young with Cassadee Pope
Best Country Song
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)
“Die A Happy Man” – Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)
“Humble and Kind” – Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
“My Church” – busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)
“Vice” – Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Best Country Solo Performance
“Love Can Go To Hell” — Brandy Clark
“Vice” — Miranda Lambert
“My Church” — Maren Morris
“Church Bells” — Carrie Underwood
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban
Best Pop Vocal Album
25 — Adele
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande
Confident — Demi Lovato
This Is Acting — Sia
Best Pop Solo Performance
“Hello” – Adele
“Hold Up” – Beyoncé
“Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber
“Piece By Piece (Idol Version) – Kelly Clarkson
“Dangerous Woman” – Ariana Grande
Best Dance Electronic Album
Skin — Flume
Electronica 1: The Time Machine — Jean-Michel Jarre
Epoch — Tycho
Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future — Underworld
Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII — Louie Vega
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Cinema – Andrea Bocelli
Fallen Angels – Bob Dylan Stages Live – Josh Groban
Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin – Willie Nelson
Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway – Barbra Streisand
Best Dance Recording
“Tearing Me Up” – Bob Moses
“Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers ft. Rihanna
Best Rap Performance
“No Problem” — Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
“Panda” —Desiigner
“Pop Style” — Drake Featuring The Throne
“All The Way Up” — Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared
“That Part” — ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West
Best Rap Song
“All the Way Up” – Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared)
“Famous” – Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Rihanna)
“Hotline Bling” – Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
“No Problem” – Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
“Ultralight Beam” – Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)
Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance
“Closer” – The Chainsmokers ft. Kah-Lo
“Drinkee” – Sofi Tukker
Best Metal Performance “Shock Me” – Baroness
“Silvera” – Gojira
“Rotting in Vain” – Korn
“Dystopia” – Megadeath
“The Price is Wrong” – Periphery
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Nineteen85
Ricky Reed
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Amy
Miles Ahead
Straight Outta Compton
Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition)
Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1
Best Song Written for Visual Media
“Can’t Stop The Feeling!” — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar), Track from: Trolls
“Heathens” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots), Track from: Suicide Squad
“Just Like Fire” — Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk), Track from: Alice Through The Looking Glass
“Purple Lamborghini” — Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex & Rick Ross), Track from: Suicide Squad
“Try Everything” — Mikkel S. ET. Lil Yachty
“Ultralight Beam” – Kanye West ft. 1 (En Vivo) — Vicente Fernández
Generación Maquinaria Est. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake)
“Exchange” – Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters (Bryson Tiller)
“Kiss it Better” – Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Teddy Sinclair, songwriters (Rihanna)
“Lake by the Ocean” – Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
“Luv” – Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez)
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Ology — Gallant
We Are King — KING
Malibu — Anderson .Paak
Anti — Rihanna
Best Country Album
Big Day in a Small Town – Brandy Clark
Full Circle – Loretta Lynn
Hero – Maren Morris
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth – Sturgill Simpson
Ripcord – Keith Urban
Best Country Duo/ Group Performance
“Different For Girls” – Dierks Bentley ft. Daya
“Never Be Like You” – Flume ft. Kendrick Lamar
“Hotline Bling” – Drake
“Broccoli” – DRAM ft. Elle King
“21 Summer” – Brothers Osborne
“Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney & Pink
“Jolene” – Pentatonix ft. At The Disco
Weezer — Weezer
Best Rock Performance
“Joe (Live from Austin City Limits)” – Alabama Shakes
“Don’t Hurt Yourself” – Beyoncé ft. While many of the most competitive   trophies will be handed out during the ceremony, the Recording Academy will announce some winners beginning at 3 p.m. ET on CBS, with performances from   artists like Katy Perry, Metallica, Lady Gaga, and The Weeknd. Music’s biggest night has finally arrived, and this year’s Grammys   will be hotly contested with heavy hitters like Adele, Beyoncé, Drake, and Rihanna all up for top awards. Jack White
“Blackstar” – David Bowie
“The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan) – Disturbed
“Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots”
Best Rock Song
“Blackstar” – David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
“Burn the Witch” – Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead)
“Hardwired” – James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica) “Heathens” – Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
“My Name is Human” – Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)
Best R&B Performance
“Turning’ Me Up” – BJ The Chicago Kid
“Permission” – Ro James
“I Do” – Musiq Soulchild
“Needed Me” – Rihanna
“Cranes in the Sky” – Solange”
Best R&B Song
“Come See Me” – J. Drake
“Cheap Thrills” – Sia ft. 2006 — La Maquinaria Norteña
Tributo A Joan Sebastian Y Rigoberto Alfaro — Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
Best Tropical Latin Album
Conexión — Fonseca
La Fantasia Homenaje A Juan Formell — Formell Y Los Van Van
35 Aniversario — Grupo Niche
La Sonora Santanera En Su 60 Aniversario — La Sonora Santanera
Donde Están? See a full list of nominees, with winners’ names bolded, below. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira), Track from: Zootopia
“The Veil” — Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel), Track from: Snowden
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Bridge of Spies
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Stranger Things Volume 1
Stranger Things Volume 2
Best Music Video
“Formation” — Beyoncé
“River” — Leon Bridges
“Up & Up” — Coldplay
“Gosh” — Jamie XX
“Upside Down & Inside Out” — OK Go
Best Music Film
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Steve Aoki)
The Beatle: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years (The Beatles)
Lemonade (Beyoncé)
The Music of Strangers (Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble)
American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry (Various Artists)
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox – Carol Burnett
M Train – Patti Smith
Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk (John Doe With Tom Desavia) (Various Artists) – Tom DeSavia, John Doe, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink – Elvis Costello
Best Comedy Album
…America…Great… – David Cross
American Myth – Margaret Cho
Boyish Girl Interrupted – Tig Notaro
Live at the Apollo – Amy Schumer
Talking for Clapping – Patton Oswalt
Best Musical Theater Album
Bright Star
The Color Purple
Fiddler On the Roof Kinky Boots
Waitress  
Best Gospel Performance/Song
“It’s Alright, It’s OK” — Shirley Caesar Featuring Anthony Hamilton; Stanley Brown & Courtney Rumble, songwriters
“You’re Bigger [Live]” — Jekalyn Carr; Allundria Carr, songwriter
“Made A Way [Live]” — Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter
“God Provides” — Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
“Better” — Hezekiah Walker; Jason Clayborn, Gabriel Hatcher & Hezekiah Walker, songwriters
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“Trust In You” — Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren & Paul Mabury, songwriters
“Priceless” — For King & Country; Benjamin Backus, Seth Mosley, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
“King of the World” — Natalie Grant; Natalie Grant, Becca Mizell & Samuel Mizell, songwriters
“Thy Will” — Hillary Scott & The Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters Track from: Love Remains
“Chain Breaker” — Zach Williams; Mia Fieldes, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters
Best Gospel Album
Listen —Tim Bowman Jr. — Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo
Best American Roots Performance
“Ain’t No Man” — The Avett Brothers
“Mother’s Children Have A Hard Time” — Blind Boys Of Alabama
“Factory Girl” — Rhiannon Giddens
“House Of Mercy” — Sarah Jarosz
“Wreck You” — Lori McKenna
Best American Roots Song
“Alabama At Night” — Robbie Fulks, songwriter (Robbie Fulks)
“City Lights” — Jack White, songwriter (Jack White)
“Gulfstream” — Eric Adcock & Roddie Romero, songwriters (Roddie Romero And The Hub City All-Stars)
“Kid Sister” — Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers)
“Wreck You” — Lori McKenna & Felix McTeigue, songwriters (Lori McKenna)
Best Americana Album
True Sadness — The Avett Brothers
This Is Where I Live — William Bell
The Cedar Creek Sessions — Kris Kristofferson
The Bird & The Rifle — Lori McKenna
Kid Sister — The Time Jumper
Best Bluegrass Album
Original Traditional — Blue Highway
Burden Bearer — Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
The Hazel Sessions — Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
North And South — Claire Lynch
Coming Home — O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor
Best Traditional Blues Album
Can’t Shake The Feeling — Lurrie Bell
Live At The Greek Theatre — Joe Bonamassa
Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook: Volumes I & II) — Luther Dickinson
The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers — Vasti Jackson
Porcupine Meat — Bobby Rush
Best Contemporary Blues Album
The Last Days Of Oakland — Fantastic Negrito
Love Wins Again — Janiva Magness
Bloodline — Kenny Neal
Give It Back To You — The Record Company
Everybody Wants A Piece — Joe Louis Walker
Folk Album
Silver Skies Blue — Judy Collins & Ari Hest
Upland Stories — Robbie Fulks
Factory Girl — Rhiannon Giddens
Weighted Mind — Sierra Hull
Undercurrent — Sarah Jarosz
Best Regional Roots Music Album
Broken Promised Land — Barry Jean Ancelet & Sam Broussard
It’s A Cree Thing — Northern Cree
E Walea — Kalani Pe’a
Gulfstream — Roddie Romero And The Hub City All-Stars
I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax In The Evangeline Country — (Various Artists)
Best Reggae Album
Sly & Robbie Presents… Reggae For Her – Devin Di Dakta & J.L
Rose Petals — J Boog
Ziggy Marley — Ziggy Marley
Everlasting — Raging Fyah
Falling Into Place — Rebelution
Soja: Live In Virginia — Soja
Best World Music Album
Destiny — Celtic Woman
Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers — Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Sing Me Home — Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
Land Of Gold — Anoushka Shankar
Dois Amigos, Um Século De Música: Multishow Live — Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil
Best Children’s Album
Explorer Of The World — Frances England
Infinity Plus One — Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Novelties — Recess Monkey
Press Play — Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could
Saddle Up — The Okee Dokee Brothers

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A Worshipper’s Heart [Live] —Todd Dulaney
Losing My Religion — Kirk Franklin
Demonstrate [Live] —William Murphy
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Poets & Saints — All Sons & Daughters
American Prodigal — Crowder
Be One — Natalie Grant
Youth Revival [Live] — Hillsong Young & Free
Love Remains — Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Best Roots Gospel Album
Better Together — Gaither Vocal Band
Nature’s Symphony In 432 — The Isaacs
Hymns — Joey+Rory
Hymns And Songs Of Inspiration — Gordon Mote
God Don’t Ever Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson — (Various Artists)
Best Latin Pop Album
Un Besito Mas — Jesse & Joy
Ilusión — Gaby Moreno
Similares — Laura Pausini
Seguir Latiendo — Sanalejo
Buena Vida — Diego Torres
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
iLevitable — ile
L.H.O.N.

Ed Sheeran to perform at Grammys

Playing the Grammys tonight on cbs, tune in! Watch the 59th Grammy Awards telecast Sunday at   8 p.m. Show Full Article native posted a photo to Instagram on Sunday afternoon, teasing the upcoming gig to his 7.2 million followers. “Playing the Grammys tonight on cbs, tune in !” he wrote, sharing a photo of himself at what appears to be rehearsals for the Grammys telecast. 1 on the Billboard 100, additionally   becoming the first artist to simultaneously   debut   two singles within the chart’s top 10, as his “Castle on the Hill” also bowed at No. A photo posted by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on Feb 12, 2017 at 10:09am PST

Sheeran, a two-time Grammy winner, joins this year’s previously announced crop of Grammy performers, including Lady Gaga, Metallica, Adele, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, and Carrie Underwood. The 25-year-old U.K. Sheeran previewed the studio set as the musical guest on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. He is nominated by the Recording Academy this year as the songwriter of   Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself.”
Upon the release of his latest single “Shape of You” in January, Sheeran scored his first No. 6. ET on CBS for Sheeran’s   performance. Both tracks’ parent album,   ÷,   is set for release on March 3. Ed Sheeran has announced he will join the robust lineup of performers taking the stage at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.

‘Black-ish’ wins big at NAACP Image Awards

Henson, who picked up awards in both the television and film categories for   Empire   and   Hidden Figures,   along with   Fences‘ Denzel Washington and Viola Davis,   Moonlight   breakout star Mahersala Ali, and Ava DuVernay’s   13th. Simpson:   American Crime Story” – The Race Card (FX)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Rick Famuyiwa – “Confirmation” (HBO)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” (A24)
Animated or Computer Generated Image (CGI) Category
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)
Idris Elba – “The Jungle Book” (Walt Disney Studios)

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Television Categories
Outstanding Comedy Series
“`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross – “`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series
“Queen Sugar” (OWN:   Oprah Winfrey Network)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Norton & Company)
Outstanding Literary Work – Children
“Tiny Stitches:   The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas” – Gwendolyn Hooks (Author), Colin Bootman(Illustrator) (Lee & Low Books)
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
“As Brave As You” – Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books))
Motion Picture Categories
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” (A24)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“Moonlight” (A24)
Documentary Categories

Outstanding Documentary – (Film)
“13TH” (Netflix)
Outstanding Documentary – (Television)
“Roots:   A New Vision” (History)
Writing Categories
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Kenya Barris – “`black-ish” – Hope (ABC)
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Ava DuVernay – “Queen Sugar” – First Things First (OWN)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Charles Murray – “Roots” – Night 3 (History)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” (A24)
Directing Categories
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” – Value (FX)
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
John Singleton – “The People v. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)
Outstanding Jazz Album
“Latin American Songbook” – Edward Simon (Sunnyside)
Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)
“One Way” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)
Outstanding Music Video
“Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ParkwoodEntertainment)
Outstanding Song – Traditional
“I See A Victory” – Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams (I Am Other/Columbia Records)
Outstanding Album
“Lemonade” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ParkwoodEntertainment)
Outstanding Song – Contemporary
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Martin”(TV One)
Recording Categories
Outstanding New Artist
Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
Outstanding Male Artist
Maxwell (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Henson – “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Entertainer of the Year
Dwayne Johnson
NON-TELEVISED CATEGORIES
Television Categories
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Laurence Fishburne – “`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Tichina Arnold   – “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jussie Smollett – “Empire” (FOX)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Naturi Naughton – “Power” (Starz)
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special
“The People v. W. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)
Literature Categories
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
“The Book of Harlan” – Bernice L. Creator Kenya Barris received the Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series award for season 2 episode “Hope,” which centered on police brutality. O.J. In the music categories, Chance the Rapper was honored with Outstanding New Artist, while Beyoncé picked up five awards total, including Outstanding Female Artist. Saturday night was a good time to be a   Black-ish   star: The ABC family sitcom picked up six awards at this weekend’s NAACP Image Awards, which annually honor accomplishments of people of color in the entertainment industry. Simpson:   American Crime Story” (FX)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special
Regina King – “American Crime” (ABC)
Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)
“BET Love and Happiness White House Special” (BET)
Outstanding Talk Series
“Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
“Iyanla:   Fix My Life” (OWN)
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)
“2016 Black Girls Rock” (BET)
Outstanding Children’s Program
“An American Girl Story – Melody 1963:   Love Has to Win”(Amazon)
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)
Marsai Martin – “`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Roland S. Vance – “The People v. McFadden (AkashicBooks)
Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction
“Hidden Figures” – Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollinsPublishers/William Morrow)
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
“Born A Crime:   Stories from a South African Childhood” –Trevor Noah (Random House)
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography
“Born A Crime:   Stories from a South African Childhood” –Trevor Noah (Random House)
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
“The Power of Broke:   How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage” – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Crown Business/The Crown Publishing Group)
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
“Collected Poems:   1974-2004” – Rita Dove (W. Simpson:   American Crime Story” (FX)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special
Courtney B. Martin – “NewsOne Now with Roland S. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)
Motion Picture Categories
Outstanding Motion Picture
“Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Taraji P. O.J. Brown   – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Black-ish   nabbed the award for Outstanding Comedy Series, while stars Anthony Anderson (who also hosted the televised event), Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne, and Marsai   Martin got acting trophies. See the full list of winners below. O.J. “The episode was about having a conversation with your kids and about what’s going on in the world,” Barris told EW when the episode aired in 2016.“We really tried to make sure we gave ourselves enough balance to still get the point across but at the same time, give people an entry point where they felt like they could get into it and not be bummed out the whole time.”
Other winners at the show included Taraji P.

Joni Mitchell makes rare public appearance at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys gala

She’s been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy in 2002. Blige’s performances.”

Show Full Article To have her in this ballroom tonight, this has been her favorite night for the last several years, is just so very special to me.”
Later, folk icon Judy Collins came out to perform Mitchell’s signature tune “Both Sides Now.” Collins also reflected on Mitchell’s sociopolitical impact — and how her music still resonates in the Trump era. During his speech, Davis talked about Mitchell’s monumental impact on music. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was feted at the star-studded dinner by her industry peers, including Judy Collins, who also performed a tribute to Mitchell. “She’s one of the most important female recording artists of all time and one of the most influential songwriters of all time,” he said. “She really is the quintessential true artist with a creative mind….she communicates not only through her music but through her expressive artwork and photography. Because she’s truly one of a kind, she holds a special place in the heart of everyone in this room. Blige, DNCE, and others performed. She’s a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After recovering from a stroke and aneurysm in 2015, Joni Mitchell made a rare public appearance on Saturday at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. “And it has and will continue to do so as we continue being active and aware and doing everything we can to bring us back to our senses, and to never let tyrants and bullies anywhere in or out of the government.”
Collins’ performance and Mitchell’s appearance were just two of the highlights that night. As celebrities like Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Diddy, Kris Jenner, Courtney Love, Paris Jackson, and others orbited the room, Grammy-nominated country star Maren Morris, Mary J. Chance the Rapper also rocked the room with a tight set. “Joni’s music lifted us in the ’60s,” she said. In fact, it was Chance and Blige’s set that particularly resonated with Mitchell: On her official website, a statement reads, “She had a good time and was particularly moved by Chance the Rapper and Mary J.

‘SNL’ surges to biggest rating in six years

Now that’s a Spicey rating! 11 show delivered SNL‘s biggest metered-market overnight rating (a 7.2) since an episode that aired back in 2011 (which was on a night that had an NFL game overrun into SNL‘s time slot). The Feb. The episode was loaded with political sketches, with host Alec Baldwin once again playing Trump, a Fatal Attraction spoof   with   Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway, and McCarthy reprising her Spicer parody in the cold open. Show Full Article There was huge anticipation for Saturday’s   SNL given last week’s surprise appearance by Melissa McCarthy playing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Also, Rosie O’Donnell engaged in public lobbying campaign on Twitter this week to play Trump’s strategist Steve Bannon on the show (a campaign that didn’t apparently work; Bannon was once again portrayed as the Grim Reaper, appearing in the background of Baldwin’s only sketch as Trump). Currently, SNL is on track to have its highest-rated season in 22 years. Saturday Night Live‘s Trump-fueled popularity boom continues: The NBC late-night veteran just surged to its highest overnight number in six years. Here’s our recap.

Lady Gaga teases Metallica collaboration ahead of Grammys performance

This Sunday, metal meets monster. Earlier this week, Gaga revealed Bradley Cooper,   her costar in and director of the 2018   big screen adaptation of   A Star Is Born,   played a major part in orchestrating the gig. He’s amazing,” Gaga, referencing Metallica’s co-founder and drummer,   told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe during a Wednesday interview. Ahead of her   scheduled performance alongside Metallica at the upcoming   Grammy Awards, Lady Gaga tweeted a   photo   of herself posing with the rockers at what appears to be a   rehearsal for the previously announced duet. 🤘#MetalliGa @Metallica 🦋🔥 pic.twitter.com/asIALPRrPC
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) February 12, 2017

News of the mega collaboration broke Monday night after   CBS aired a teaser commercial   referencing both acts. “ 
 I was at Bradley [Cooper]’s house with Lars [Ulrich] and we were just hanging out. ET on CBS for the   full performance. “See you at the Grammys,” Gaga tweeted Saturday evening, adding the hashtag #MetalliGa along with the butterfly and fire emojis, seemingly referencing the band’s 2016 tune “Moth Into Flame.”

See you at the Grammys. “I went to see them live, I’ve seen them a couple times live, but I saw them recently… and we were watching the show and I’ll tell you something, those guys play better than they’ve played in their whole lives.”
Watch the 59th Grammy Awards telecast Sunday at   8 p.m. Show Full Article

Jazz legend Al Jarreau dies at 76

He was 76. His official Twitter posted a statement Feb. The song earned Jarreau two Grammy nods: one for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Male and another for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. He went on to release 15 other albums, the most recent being 2014’s My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke,   and nab seven Grammy Awards. 8 saying that Jarreau’s medical team “has instructed that he cannot perform any of his remaining 2017 concert tour dates.”
“Therefore, with complete sorrow, Al Jarreau must retire from touring,” the note continued. Visit https://t.co/SaBFO61iFh pic.twitter.com/ZkfWhibq2y
— Al Jarreau (@AlJarreau) February 8, 2017

Jarreau released his first album,   We Got By,   in 1975. Also in the ’80s, Jarreau   sang on “We Are the World,” a Quincy Jones-produced charity single written by and featuring Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. Show Full Article If you hold tix to any of his 2017 shows go to venue for refund. Al Jarreau, a Grammy-winning jazz singer, died Sunday just days after he retired from touring due to exhaustion, Ebony   reports. He performed on the 1985 track along with big names like Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, and Bruce Springsteen, among others. The vocalist was also known for performing the theme to   Moonlighting,   a show that ran on ABC from 1985 to 1989. “He is thankful for his 50 years of traveling the world in ministry through music, and for everyone who shared this with him — his faithful audience, the dedicated musicians, and so many others who supported his effort.”

#AlJarreau is retiring from touring.

Prince’s music returns to streaming services

We’d like to thank Prince’s estate, Universal Music Publishing, the Grammy Awards, and all of the streaming services for their great collaboration in making this landmark event possible.”
Before Prince’s death this past April, he pulled his discography from services like Spotify and Apple Music, though his music remained on Tidal, where he premiered his last two albums in 2015. ET Sunday. is thrilled to be able to bring Prince’s music to his millions of fans around the world via streaming services, fittingly on music’s biggest night. As previously announced, WBR will also be releasing a remastered version of Purple Rain June 9, plus two albums of previously unreleased music and two concert films. His WBR catalog includes albums like Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, Sign O’ The Times, Batman, and Diamonds and Pearls. “When we make any of Prince’s music available to fans — from the hits to unreleased gems — we are committed to upholding Prince’s high creative standards,” Strang said, “and we know fans will be thrilled when they hear these albums and see these films.”

Show Full Article “Prince recorded his most influential and popular music during his time with Warner Bros. Prince’s catalog is officially coming to streaming services Sunday, Warner Bros. His entire WBR catalog will be available for streaming everywhere by the time the Grammys kick off at 8 p.m. and we are deeply aware of our responsibility to safeguard and nurture his incredible legacy,” Warner Bros. “Warner Bros. Records chairman and CEO Cameron Strang said in a statement. Records announced hours before the late musician’s tracks started appearing on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, and more.

‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘La La Land’ top Art Directors Guild Awards

Wynn Thomas’ expansive designs in Hidden Figures —   Theodore Melfi’s chronicle of three black NASA mathematicians who overcame adversity to play a pivotal role in the U.S. FANTASY FILM

PASSENGERS
Production Designer:   GUY HENDRIX DYAS
3. The film has grossed an astonishing $125 million domestically (and counting), with its ensemble cast additionally receiving the Screen Actors Guild’s highest competitive award during the Jan. In January, La La Land   received a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations,   indicating major support across multiple above-the-line and tech   categories, therefore laying an essential foundation   for a   best picture victory. Not to be discounted   in the   hunt, Hidden Figures —   currently the highest-grossing of the Academy’s nine best picture nominees   — could surge as final voting   begins on Monday. The prospective best picture Oscar contenders both scored additional industry accolades Saturday night,   nabbing   a pair of   the Art Directors Guild’s top honors at its annual   awards ceremony. PERIOD FILM
HIDDEN FIGURES
Production Designer:   WYNN THOMAS
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BEYONCÉ: LEMONADE
Production Designer:   HANNAH BEACHLER
10. Per a press release, the winners of the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Awards are:
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THE GREAT INDOORS:   “Pilot”
Production Designer:   GLENDA ROVELLO
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MOZART IN THE JUNGLE:   “Now I Will Sing”
Production Designer:   TOMMASO ORTINO
8. ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
WESTWORLD: “Pilot”
Production Designer:   NATHAN CROWLEY
5. ROBOT:   “Eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc,” “Eps2.4_m4ster-slave.aes,” “Eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z”
Production Designer:   ANASTASIA WHITE
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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE:   “Larry David/The 1975,” “Peter Dinklage/Gwen Stefani,” “Tom Hanks/Lady Gaga”
Production Designers:   KEITH IAN RAYWOOD, EUGENE LEE, AKIRA YOSHIMURA, N. SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL

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Production Designer:   JAMES CHINLUND
11. Another day of sun, another awards season victory for La La Land   and Hidden Figures. 29 telecast. 1 on the   preferential   ballot. Actors comprise Academy’s   largest voting branch, meaning Hidden Figures‘ crowd-pleasing, timely narrative could repeat at the Oscars   if enough of its supporters rank   the film at No. CONTEMPORARY FILM  
LA LA LAND
Production Designer:   DAVID WASCO
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4. Elsewhere, Guy Hendrix Dyas’ work on the   Jennifer Lawrence/Chris Pratt sci-fi vehicle Passengers   earned a trophy   on the fantasy film front. JOSEPH DeTULLIO

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THE NIGHT OF:   “Pilot”
Production Designer:   PATRIZIA VON BRANDENSTEIN
7. space program — triumphed in the period film category, while the David Wasco-crafted aesthetics of Damien Chazelle’s   Los Angeles-based musical won in the contemporary film category. La La Land‘s showing at the Art Directors Guild solidifies its undeniable domination on the   guild circuit   thus far, having previously won high-profile awards from the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, and the American Cinema Editors — all of which share crossover membership with some of the Academy’s most influential   branches.

‘Moonlight’ wins USC Scripter Award for adapted screenplay

Moonlight,   about a young black boy’s sexual maturation on the streets of Miami, was inspired by McCraney’s stage production   and   scored   eight total Oscar nominations in January. On the television side, FX’s The People v. As McCraney’s play was never produced, however, distributor A24 had initially campaigned   Moonlight   for a nomination in the Oscars’ original screenplay category, though   the script was later deemed eligible only for a nod as an adapted work. Both the author of the initial publication and the   film scribe receive the award. Since 2010, each   screenplay that has   won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay has also taken   the USC Scripter. The film’s screenplay — written by Jenkins, based on McCraney’s original story — earned the USC Scripter Award at the university’s 29th annual ceremony Saturday evening. Moonlight‘s Barry Jenkins and   Tarell Alvin McCraney have   received a   prestigious boost in the run-up to the Academy Awards. Each of the 2017 USC Scripter   film nominees — Moonlight, Arrival, Hidden Figures, Lion, and Fences — also nabbed   corresponding Oscar nominations. This year marks the second time a USC Scripter prize has gone to a television production: Last year, HBO’s Show Me a Hero   bagged the group’s inaugural TV accolade. Since 1988, the University of Southern California’s Board of Councilors Libraries has   honored printed works and the screenwriters who adapt them for the big screen. Simpson: American Crime Story (Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, and The Run of His Life   author Jeffrey Toobin)   and AMC’s   The Night Manager (David Farr and author John le Carré)   tied for the Scripter’s top prize for episodic projects. Show Full Article O.J.

Leslie Jones wants to play Donald Trump in ‘SNL’ sketch

Cut to Jones pinning Michaels up against his office window: “People keep casting me as someone who always yells,” she… yells. Show Full Article “I never dreamed that I could play the president,” she says. Why can’t I play Trump?’”
The   Ghostbusters   star goes on to study Trump’s speech patterns and mannerisms before trying on a blonde wig and going into Lorne Michaels office for an impromptu audition. “I’m trying to show you I got range!”
Check out her full “audition” above to see what Jones’ Trump is like — and to see which other cast member gets to be Baldwin’s understudy. If Alec Baldwin wants to give up his role playing Donald Trump on   Saturday Night Live,   Leslie Jones is ready to take over. In a pre-taped sketch that aired on this weekend’s show, Jones decides that she’ll step in for Baldwin when the actor is too busy to guest on the show. Michaels, though, is less than thrilled. “It’s not gonna happen, Leslie,” he responds when she walks in. “But then Melissa played Spicer, and I was like, ‘Yo!