In austere times, the Met Gala returns to its ‘Gilded’ roots
This year’s Met Gala felt quieter than most. Rihanna, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez, who usually fight it out to be the last one to the carpet, in the most lavish gown, stayed home. Instead, the world's richest man, Elon Musk, showed up in a tuxedo and his mom by his side.washingtonpost.com
‘This Has Always Been My Stance’: Lil Mama Responds After Jay-Z Breaks Silence on Rapper Crashing Stage During His Performance with Alicia Keys 12 Years Ago
For 12 years, Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z has not spoken publicly about his 2009 MTV Video Music Award performance of “Empire State of Mind” with Alicia […]news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith
This week’s new entertainment releases include a double album from Alicia Keys and a posthumous one from Juice Wrld, Sandra Bullock playing an ex-con in the Netflix film “The Unforgivable” and Will Smith testing himself in a wildlife documentary series.
Ariana Grande joining 'The Voice' for season 21 as a coach
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event in New York. NBC said Tuesday that Grande will join the Emmy-winning series "The Voice" for its fall 2021 cycle. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – “The Voice" is switching their positions for Ariana Grande: the pop star is taking her seat in the coach's chair later this year. NBC said Tuesday that Grande will join the Emmy-winning series for its fall 2021 cycle. The 20th season of “The Voice" is currently on air and features those three singers along with Nick Jonas.
For Trevor Noah, Grammy Awards a return to in-person hosting
FILE - Trevor Noah arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Noah will host the 2021 Grammy Awards on Sunday. “If you get asked to host the Grammys, I don’t think you take long to say ‘yes,’” said the Emmy winner, who will host Sunday's Grammy Awards from downtown Los Angeles. Ad“Unlike most award shows, the Grammys also are about the performances,” said Noah. So far, Noah said venturing out to prepare for his Grammy hosting duties around other people has been “amazing” and “surreal.” While watching rehearsals, he said the performances gave him and others life.
Viral and vital, college gymnasts finding their voice
The social justice movement in college athletics has popped up in most unusual place: gymnastics. From UCLA to Pittsburgh, Black gymnasts and the programs they represent are using their platform to empower and uplift. Her experience at Arkansas was simply reflective of the culture at large in the sport at the time. From Pittsburgh to California, female gymnasts are using their platform to empower, educate and bring light to causes they believe in. “Personally I would say (gymnastics) is a predominantly white sport,” Ward said.
Relive the Super Bowl performances by Alicia Keys, Jazmine Sullivan, Eric Church and poet Amanda Gorman
The captivating pre-game experience featured performers from award-winning singers and inaugural poet Amanda Gorman. Alicia Keys performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is widely recognized as the Black national anthem. Alicia Keys ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing.’ Both teams lined up in endzones #SBLV pic.twitter.com/WMgUVwOv4X — Grace Remington (@GraceRemiWTSP) February 7, 2021Singer H.E.R. gave a beautiful rendition of, “America the Beautiful.”Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church sang the national anthem. Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman recited the poem, “Chorus of the Captians,” which honored James Martin, Trimaine Davis, Suzie Dorner and community heroes everywhere.
The Latest: Brady, Bucs dominate Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl
___9:40 p.m.Tom Brady is closing in on a record seventh Super Bowl title as the struggles continue for Patrick Mahomes. The Kansas City Chiefs got another field goal to start the second half but are still seeking their first touchdown of the Super Bowl. ___7:45 p.m.Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are off to a slow start in the Super Bowl. The Kansas City Chiefs’ goal-line stand has kept the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from adding to their 7-3 lead in Super Bowl 55. AdLocker room access is limited compared to previous Super Bowls, and Super Bowl week was much different.
Lil Wayne, Kodak Black get clemency; Joe Exotic does not
President Donald Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 140 people in a last-minute clemency flurry after midnight on Wednesday, a list that included rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. — Rapper Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was given a full pardon. In the pardon, Lil Wayne was praised for his “commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of foodbanks.” Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders backed the pardon. Lil Wayne is one of the seminal figures in rap in the last two decades, selling more than 20 million albums in the U.S. since releasing his debut in 1999. Supporters included Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, Lil Yachty, and athletes Lamar Jackson and Jack Brewer.
New this week: Morgan Wallen music, tiger cubs and 'Herself'
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Shia LaBeouf co-stars as her partner and Ellen Burstyn gets a meaty supporting role as her mother. “Pieces of a Woman” is not for the faint of heart but in the trauma, there is catharsis too. It’s loosely based on Davidson’s own life and childhood loss and the comedian gets a co-writing credit, too. It adds to the anticipation of his sophomore album, “Dangerous: The Double Album,” to be released Friday.
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
BTS, Lady Gaga win top awards at MTV Europe Music Awards
FILE - Korean pop band BTS attends the 2019 Variety's Hitmakers Brunch in West Hollywood, Calif., on Dec. 7, 2019. The South Korean boy band BTS HAS won a leading four awards including best song for Dynamite and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 while Lady Gaga took home the best artist prize. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
BTS, Lady Gaga win top awards at MTV Europe Music Awards
The South Korean boy band BTS HAS won a leading four awards including best song for Dynamite and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 while Lady Gaga took home the best artist prize. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)The South Korean pop group BTS won a leading four awards including best song for “Dynamite” and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday night, while Lady Gaga took the best artist prize. Coldplay won best rock, Haley Williams got best alternative and Little Mix was named best pop. And the best Latin award went to Karol G, who also won best collaboration for “Tusa” featuring Nicki Minaj. David Guetta, who won best electronic, also performed at the show from a stage in Budapest.
It was all a dream: Whitney, B.I.G. inducted into Rock Hall
are among the inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – In a normal year, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class would have hit the stage and perform the well-known songs that made them famous and helped them enter the prestigious organization. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s all-star group was inducted Saturday night in a taped HBO special that told the stories of Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. As she inducted Houston into the Rock Hall, Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys gave a beautiful, heartfelt speech about one of the best singers in pop history. The Notorious B.I.G.
Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage
Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK – Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. Garth Brooks accepted the Icon Award from Cher, who called the country star “a true music legend and my friend Garth Brooks." Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen, who died last week, was honored as the show aired a clip of his Billboard Awards performance from 2015. This year’s Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but were postponed because of the pandemic.
New this week: David Byrne, 'The Amazing Race' & Tommy Lee
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — Gretchen Sorin and Ric Burns' “Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America” was, unfortunately, always going to be of the moment. — Rocker Tommy Lee is in a collaborative state of mind on his new album, “Andro,” out Friday. Sundance Now’s true crime drama “Des” stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as Dennis Nilsen, a serial killer who targeted young men, including the homeless. The three-part “Des,” debuting Thursday on the streaming service, was a recent U.K. TV hit and drew raves for Tennant’s performance.
Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards
NEW YORK – Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Atlanta-born Killer Mike first made waves in music with his appearance on Outkast's 2000 album, “Stankonia." But Killer Mike has made noise outside of music, too. Last year he hosted Netflix's “Trigger Warning with Killer Mike," a 2019 documentary series about issues affected the Black community. The Billboard Change Maker Award will be presented by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at the African American Panoramic Experience Museum in Atlanta.
Diddy, Springsteen among rock hall of fame guest list
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Sean Combs accepts the 2020 Industry Icon award at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Combs will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)CLEVELAND – Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. The prestigious organization announced the guest list Thursday for the ceremony, which will debut Nov. 7 on HBO. Other guests will include Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Gwen Stefani, Charlize Theron, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Levine and Brad Paisley. The special guests will speak on how this year’s inductees impacted their personal life and careers.
Billboard Awards: Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Malone to perform
NEW YORK – Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Luke Combs and leading nominee Post Malone will perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. With restrictions set due to the coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t clear if the performances will be live or pre-taped. The awards show was originally supposed to take place in April but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, which caused a halt to live performances and TV and film productions. Kelly Clarkson will host the Billboard Awards, and Garth Brooks will receive the ICON Award. Malone’s 16 nominations include top male artist, top rap artist and the show’s biggest prize, top artist.
Goff tosses 3 TD passes to Higbee, Rams beat Eagles 37-19
Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson, right, catches a pass against Los Angeles Rams' Troy Hill during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA – Jared Goff threw three touchdown passes to Tyler Higbee and the Los Angeles Rams beat the Philadelphia Eagles 37-19 on Sunday. Goff completed his first 13 passes, including a pair of TDs to Higbee, and the Rams jumped to a 21-3 lead minutes into the second quarter. After the Eagles (0-2) pulled within one score, Goff’s 28-yard TD pass to Higbee in the fourth iced it for Los Angeles (2-0). The Rams took a 7-0 lead on Goff’s 4-yard TD pass to Higbee after Miles Sanders’ fumble on the third play gave them the ball at the Eagles 41.
Gostkowski finally delivers in Titans' 16-14 win at Denver
Denver Broncos inside linebacker Josey Jewell (47) celebrates his stop of Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)DENVER – New kicker Stephen Gostkowski avoided a disastrous debut with the Tennessee Titans in the nick of time. The Titans escaped Denver with a 16-14 victory Monday night on Gostkowski’s 25-yard field goal with 17 seconds left after he’d missed four kicks, one in each quarter. Gostkowski missed three field goals: wide left, wide right and a block, and he missed an extra point. And Gostkowski became the first kicker to miss three field goals and a PAT in the same game since Mason Crosby missed four field goals and a PAT for the Packers against the Lions in 2018.
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. It lands on HBO and HBO Max on Saturday at 8 p.m.— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Piano-playing pop star Alicia Keys is putting out her seventh album on Friday. — Kim Cattrall is at the center of Fox’s “Filthy Rich,” a prime-time soap opera loaded with money and betrayal that debuts 9 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 21.
Newton runs for 2 TDs, Patriots hold off Dolphins 21-11
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, right, celebrates his second rushing touchdown as he heads to the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. – Cam Newton looked just fine as Tom Brady's replacement, rushing for two touchdowns Sunday, and the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 21-11 to open the season. The Patriots were threatening again late in the period, but Jerome Baker kept the Dolphins in the game. Newton carried on the second play of the game and capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run on the Patriots’ third possession to put them up 7-0. MOVING ON UPEdelman pulled in 6-yard pass early in the second quarter, his 600th career reception.
MTV VMAs honor Chadwick Boseman; The Weeknd, DaBaby perform
NEW YORK The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, a night highlighting music and pop culture, kicked off with heartfelt words in memory of Chadwick Boseman, as host Keke Palmer told viewers the event was dedicated to the Black Panther icon. Moments after, the Weeknd brought his Blinding Lights" music video where he is bruised and blooded in a red suit to life. DaBaby, backed by the dance crew Jabbawockeez, also performed, running through several of his hits, including Rock Star." The shifts artists have made because of the pandemic are reflected in two new categories: best music video from home and best quarantine performance. Megan Thee Stallion who topped the charts this year with the Beyonc-assisted Savage" and WAP," her viral song with Cardi B earned multiple nominations, including one for artist of the year.
Roc Nation partners with Brooklyns LIU to launch new school
NEW YORK Jay-Zs Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyns Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. Roc Nation Sports was founded in 2013 and has worked with many athletes as well as the NBA, MLB and NFL, even co-producing this years Emmy-nominated halftime show with Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will offer undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management. The school will also offer resources to high school students and those younger: Starting in spring 2021, the school will launch summer residential camps for high schoolers and Saturday programs for students ages 10-18 that focus on music and sports management.
Alicia Keys' Moving Performance of 'Perfect Way to Die' at 2020 BET Awards Has Fans in Tears
The singer delivered the first live performance of her heartbreaking new song, "Perfect Way to Die," at the 2020 BET Awards on Sunday, and it had fans feeling emotional. It speaks to our resilience, our resistance, and even in the messiest of circumstances we find melody," BET Awards host Amanda Seales began as she introduced Keys' performance. "I have been following its lead. It has led me to the song 'A Perfect Way to Die,'" she wrote on Instagram. Fans felt exactly what Keys was feeling while watching her emotional BET Awards performance. RELATED CONTENT:BET Awards 2020: Wayne Brady Pays Tribute to Little RichardBET Awards 2020: The Complete Winners List2020 BET Awards: Lil Wayne Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant
New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'
This cover image released by Legacy Recordings shows "First Rose of Spring," the latest album by WIllie Nelson, available on July 3. The PG-13 film was shot in summer 2016 over two Hamilton performances with the original cast, and it comes complete with an intermission. The legend Willie Nelson will release his 70th studio album, First Rose of Spring, on Friday. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONAlicia Keys hosts Kids, Race and Unity, a Nick News special aimed at helping children understand the crisis facing America. The special debuts 7 p.m. EDT Monday on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and Nicktoons and online on sites including Nickelodeon YouTube.
DaBaby, Roddy Ricch to help BET celebrate awards virtually
The three-hour show will be jam-packed with heavy hitters currently dominating the pop charts and streaming services, including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Kane Brown and Chloe x Halle. The three-hour show will be jam-packed with heavy hitters currently dominating the pop charts and streaming services, including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Kane Brown and Chloe x Halle. Comedian, actress and TV personality Amanda Seales will host the 2020 BET Awards, which will air on CBS for the first time. Drake is the leading nominee: Hes up for six honors, including video of the year and best male hip-hop artist. Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion follow Drake with five nominations each.
Chance the Rapper, Simone Biles and More to Appear on 'Nick News' Special (Exclusive)
Some famous names have signed on to appear on Nick News' latest special! ET can exclusively announce that Chance the Rapper, Simone Biles, Naomi Campbell and Lay Lay will all appear on Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special later this month. Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special will air Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and Nicktoons. After the episode airs, viewers can check it out on all of Nickelodeon's digital streaming platforms. RELATED CONTENT:Alicia Keys to Host 'Nick News' Special 'Kids, Race and Unity'Inside Keke Palmer's Hollywood JourneyAriana Grande Reflects on Nickelodeon Days As She Wins a 2020 Kids' Choice AwardExclusiveExclusiveImageBylinePaige GawleyFri, 06/26/2020 - 10:00
Alicia Keys to Host 'Nick News' Special 'Kids, Race and Unity' Featuring Teen Activists
The long-running Nickelodeon news program is hitting the airwaves once more with a new special, hosted by Alicia Keys, dealing with the protests and social movements sweeping the nation. Nickelodeon announced Tuesday that the "Girl on Fire" singer would helm the upcoming Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special, which aims to "amplify the voices and experiences of Black kids across the country amid current events." Kids, Race and Unity will focus primarily on the work being done by young activists throughout the U.S. and will include leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement answering questions submitted by kids. Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special airs Monday, June 29, at 7 p.m. ET/PT and will simulcast on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and Nicktoons. RELATED CONTENT:Celebs Call for Justice for Breonna Taylor in Heartbreaking PSAAlicia Keys on How Oprah Winfrey Has Become a 'Beautiful Big Sister' to Her (Exclusive)Athletes Support Black Lives Matter Movement at 2020 ESPYS
New this week: 'Clemency,' BET Awards, HAIM, 'Doctor Sleep'
(Neon via AP)Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu, Clemency was well-reviewed but got unjustly overshadowed by some of the higher profile awards contenders when it was released in December. Doctor Sleep: The Directors Cut: This Danny Torrance-focused sequel to The Shining was a little divisive upon release, which wasnt all that surprising. Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICGrey Daze: Fans of the late Grammy-winning screeching rock singer Chester Bennington will get a chance to hear him one more time. HAIM: Its been three years since sister trio HAIM have released a new album.
Chris Paul, JJ Watt to appear in Amazon's 'Regular Heroes'
LOS ANGELES NFL star J.J. Watt, NBA player Chris Paul and country singer Brad Paisley will appear in an Amazon series that highlights everyday people who are supporting their community during the coronavirus pandemic. Paul will make a guest appearance on the fifth episode of Regular Heroes on Friday. He has been outspoken on social issues and vocal during the pandemic as the president of the NBA players union president. Paisley and Watt are expected to take part in separate episodes the following two weeks of the docuseries. Paisley and his wife opened a free grocery store that has made deliveries to older adults in Nashville during the pandemic.
Alicia Keys Shares Why Her 20s Were the 'Worst Time Ever'
Keys covers InStyle magazine's July cover and says she definitely would not want to go back to her more youthful days. "You know, we do a really good job of judging each other and assuming who people are when we don't even know them," Keys notes. ET spoke to Keys in April and she talked about her special relationship with Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey was part of Keys' big break in 2001, when the media mogul invited her to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Keys' book, More Myself: A Journey, was also the first to be released on Winfrey's imprint, An Oprah Book.
Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake & More Highlights From YouTube's 'Dear Class of 2020' Special
Here's a look back at some of Sunday's most moving, life-affirming appearances from the star-studded Dear Class of 2020. Alicia KeysThe "Girl on Fire" singer opened the commencement addresses with a powerful message for the graduation class, in regards to the recent demonstrations and protests against systemic racism being held across the nation. Justin Timberlake"So 2020 decided to test you," Timberlake shared with students as he addressed the graduating class, who couldn't attend their respective ceremonies because of the coronavirus outbreak. Real change has started with you, this new generation of high school and college graduates who we celebrate today." But in this moment, all of us are being invited to challenge that system and think about how to affect real change... it's you who are the seeds of the future.
Beyonc to give graduation speech alongside the Obamas
NEW YORK Beyonc has been added to the list of guest speakers for YouTube's virtual commencement ceremony that will also feature the Obamas. YouTube announced Tuesday that Beyonc will deliver an inspirational message to the 2020 class for its Dear Class of 2020" event, which will take place June 6 at 3 p.m. EDT and will stream on YouTube. Barack and Michelle Obama will also speak at the virtual celebration, which will include appearances from Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter, Malala Yousafzai, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Zendaya, Alicia Keys, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Demi Lovato, Hasan Minhaj and more. Dear Class of 2020" will include music performances from BTS, Lizzo, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Chloe x Halle, Maluma, CNCO and Camila Cabello.
Texas teen who refuses to cut dreadlocks gets support, $20K from TV host Ellen DeGeneres
Texas teen who refuses to cut dreadlocks gets support, $20K from TV host Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres welcomes high school senior DeAndre Arnold from Mont Belvieu, Texas, who made national news after his school told him he couldn't walk at graduation unless he cuts his dreadlocks or wears them tied up in accordance with their dress code. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Texas teen who refuses to cut dreadlocks gets support, $20K from TV host Ellen DeGeneres 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA Southeast Texas teenager who was told his dreadlocks violated his high school's dress code is gaining the support of celebrities as well as $20,000 for college. DeAndre Arnold, 18, appeared on an episode of The Ellen Show Wednesday and was presented with a check for his college tuition by host Ellen DeGeneres and singer Alicia Keys. Barbers Hill Independent School District officials have said it's not about race and that the school allows dreadlocks but has rules about the length of male students' hair. Arnold told DeGeneres that he wants to go to college to become a veterinarian.chron.com
Alicia Keys opens Grammys with heartfelt Kobe Bryant tribute
As stars gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for music's biggest night, the 62nd Grammy Awards somberly began in the shadow of the loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The retired Los Angeles Lakers star died in a helicopter crash alongside eight others in California on Sunday. Alicia Keys, who is hosting the Grammys for the second year in a row, honored Bryant in her opening monologue. We're literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built." Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men sing in memory of late NBA legend Kobe Bryant during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles.cbsnews.com
'Heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built': Lakers legend remembered at Grammys
Host US singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (2nd L) and Boyz II Men sing in honor of late NBA legend Kobe Bryant during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. As musicians and singers arrived at Los Angeles's Staples Center Sunday for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, another crowd was gathering to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant. The shocking death of Los Angeles Lakers legend and his daughter in a helicopter crash occurred just hours before the televised event was set to start. Lizzo kicked off the awards show saying "This is for Kobe" before singing "Cuz I Love You" and "Truth Hurts." "We're literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built," she said.cnbc.com
Taylor Swift will not attend this year's Grammys
Two days before the Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift ended speculation she would perform at the show. Swift will not attend the ceremony, Entertainment Tonight reported, despite being nominated for three awards: best pop vocal album, song of the year and best pop solo performance. Taylor Swift attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019, in Newark, New Jersey. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTVThe academy suspended Dugan last week, saying it's investigating allegations she created a hostile work environment, which she denies. "I think it's always been a little bit confusing," she said.cbsnews.com
2020 GRAMMY Nominations: How to Watch
The 2020 GRAMMY Awards are right around the corner. From where to watch to who's presenting, here's everything you need to know about the GRAMMY nominations announcement:What Time Does It Start? Where to Watch: The Recording Academy will livestream and announce select nominations exclusively on GRAMMY.com and social media platforms. : There is always something special to watch out for when it comes to the GRAMMY Awards! RELATED CONTENT:GRAMMYs 2020: Alicia Keys Is Hosting Again -- Here's What to ExpectAlicia Keys Returns as GRAMMY Awards Host for a Second Time
GRAMMYs 2020: Alicia Keys Is Hosting Again -- Here's What to Expect (Exclusive)
Though she insisted that she would only be hosting the GRAMMYs one time, Alicia Keys will, in fact, be returning as host of the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards come January. Keys is eager to take what she learned from hosting the 2019 GRAMMYs and put it all to use at the upcoming ceremony. "I learned that as long as I'm feeling great and that I'm just myself, it really, really works and it really resonates. As for who she's hoping will be nominated for GRAMMYs, Keys has her favorites. In addition to hosting the GRAMMYs and making new music, she's also releasing a book, More Myself, with Oprah Winfrey.
Alicia Keys to return as Grammy Awards host in 2020
In 2019, Alicia Keys was the first woman to host the Awards in 14 years. LOS ANGELES - Alicia Keys is hosting the Grammy Awards again next year. Her 2020 return for the 62nd Annual Grammys puts her in rare company after she became the first female to host the Awards in 14 years. "At first, I did think last year was a one-time thing, but when the opportunity came back around, there was no question about returning as host," Keys told Billboard in a statement. "I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I'm going to bring that vibe and energy," Keys said.
Alicia Keys Returns as GRAMMY Awards Host for a Second Time
Alicia Keys is returning as host of the GRAMMY Awards. The "Girl on Fire" singer will emcee the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in January for a second time. The singer is the third female to host the awards ceremony, and the first female music star to host the show more than once. Nominees for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards will be announced Nov. 20. The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will air on Jan. 26, 2020 on CBS.
'Red Table Talk' Returns With Will Smith, Chelsea Handler, Alicia Keys and More
Jada Pinkett Smith and her Red Table Talk crew are returning with all-new episodes of the Facebook Watch series on Monday, and its already shaping up to be a star-studded season. In July, actress Kristin Davis got emotional while opening up about adoption at the Red Table. In July, Jada reacted to being compared to media mogul Oprah Winfrey following the success of Red Table Talk. See more on Red Table Talk below. RELATED CONTENT:Kristin Davis Tears Up Talking About Adopting Her Black Children on 'Red Table Talk''KUWTK': Khloe Flips Over Jordyn Woods on 'Red Table Talk' & Kylie Jenner Begs Kim Not to 'Bully' Former BFFJada Pinkett Smith Reacts to Oprah Winfrey Comparisons With Success of 'Red Table Talk' (Exclusive)
'Harper's Bazaar' Icons Party 2019: Zendaya, Janelle Monae, Ashley Graham & More
The Harper's Bazaar Icons Party never fails to bring star power to New York Fashion Week. Zendaya, Adriana Lima, Janelle Monae, Ashley Graham and Paris Hilton are among the A-list attendees at NYFW's biggest party (last year, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj made headlines with their alleged brawl). Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAARJanelle Monae wowed in a voluminous mini dress, complete with a satin bow tie. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAARNicky Hilton Rothschild, Heidi Klum and Paris Hilton mingled inside, looking glamorous and gorgeous in their finest party wares. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAARAdriana Lima sparkled in a sequined ombre David Koma column gown and a sleek hairdo.
Lady Gaga Makes Surprise Appearance at NYC Pride -- See Her Heartfelt Speech and Epic Outfit
Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance with her parents, Cynthia and Joe Germanotta, at Pride Lives Stonewall Day Concert in New York City on Friday. The singer and longtime LGBTQ community hero showed up in an epic, Pride-themed rainbow outfit and delivered a heartfelt speech calling for equality and addressing her bisexuality. Actor Wilson Cruz, also addressed the crowd, sharing his own emotional speech about Pride. See more on Pride Month below. RELATED CONTENT:Lady Gaga Celebrates Oscar Win and Pride Month at Intimate, Star-Studded NYC ShowDwyane Wade Says Supporting Son Zion's Attendance at Pride Parade Is His 'Job as a Father'Taylor Swift Performs at the Stonewall Inn -- See the Pride Month Surprise!
Alicia Keys calls for radical transformation in racial justice
Singer Alicia Keys released a public service announcement Wednesday showing "23 ways you could be killed if you are black in America." The PSA describes the harmless actions black men and women were engaged in before they suffered untimely deaths. CBSN's panel talks about the PSA.cbsnews.com