Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees

1+ The 63rd Grammy Awards are right around the corner, airing (earlier than usual) Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now. After 40 years, Ken Ehrlich, the show’s producer has retired, and Ben Winston (known for his work on James Corden’s late-night show and Carpool Karaoke) will helm the awards production. … Continue reading “Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees”

Grammy’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ tribute to Prince tonight

1+ Tonight, we go crazy as CBS celebrates the life and legacy of Prince, who died four years ago today after an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Filmed January 28th, the April 21 air date marks the four-year anniversary of the superstar’s passing.   Performing songs from the Purple One’s renowned catalog, the … Continue reading “Grammy’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ tribute to Prince tonight”

RadicalMedia’s Mills directs Grammys promo ‘Underdog’

2+ Only 2% of popular music is produced by women. Two percent. That’s terrible. RadicalMedia’s director Mollie Mills teamed with TBWA\Chiat\Day LA to create Underdog, a promo spot for The Grammys. This video highlights an all female choir performing Underdog by Alicia Keys. The choir is made up of women of all ages, colors and body … Continue reading “RadicalMedia’s Mills directs Grammys promo ‘Underdog’”

Billie Eilish sweeps subdued night at 62nd Grammys

2+ It was an understandably somber night at The 62nd Grammys as news of the devastating deaths of former LA Laker Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter, Gianna, 13, sank in. Having the awards show in the house that, “Kobe built,” cast an even more solemn shadow over the event. Host Alicia Keys, with her … Continue reading “Billie Eilish sweeps subdued night at 62nd Grammys”

Reel 360 at Grammy party to celebrate DMC|Gallery

1+ Tomorrow, even with its latest scandals, the biggest night in music – The Grammy Awards – will go on. So, you know what that means, the parties and events leading up to the Grammys are definitely happening. Thursday night, the Morrison Hotel Gallery, the world leader in fine art music photography, partnered with Equinox, the global … Continue reading “Reel 360 at Grammy party to celebrate DMC|Gallery”

Ariana Grande to perform at 2020 Grammy Awards

3+ Big news for Arianators: Ariana Grande took to social media to announce she’ll be performing at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26 live from Los Angeles! The Grammy winner is nominated in five categories this year, including Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for thank you, next. Record Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Perfomance … Continue reading “Ariana Grande to perform at 2020 Grammy Awards”

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead Grammy noms

2+ Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X leading the pack of nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards. Eight, six and six respectively. The nominations were live-streamed and read on CBS This Morning. Bebe Rexha, returning host Alicia Keys, Gayle King, Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, and Chair of the Board of Trustees … Continue reading “Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead Grammy noms”

Six-time Grammy winner Dr. John dies at 77

3+ He had the look of a pimp. And the soul of a funky, voodoo high priest. Legendary New Orleans-based musician Dr. John, also known as “The Night Tripper,” died at the age of 77, his family announced in a tweet. He died of a heart attack early on Thursday morning. “Towards the break of … Continue reading “Six-time Grammy winner Dr. John dies at 77”

It’s the Women of Winter on Lifetime Movie Network

2+ Despite the difficulties of filming during a pandemic, Lifetime Movie Network has the most holiday movies of any single network, with over 30 new premieres and are now in production for next year. Take that Hallmark. During the new network’s Women of Winter panel, Melissa Joan Hart, who is the director of Feliz NaviDAD, … Continue reading “It’s the Women of Winter on Lifetime Movie Network”

Hill’s encourages pet owners to ‘feed love’ in new work

1+ If Hill’s social feeds are any indication, it seems like everyone in America has welcomed a new furry friend during the pandemic.  Shelters, animal rescues, breeders, pet stores — all reported more demand in 2020. And whether it’s training, negotiating or just plain love and affection, it’s easy to find yourself rewarding a good … Continue reading “Hill’s encourages pet owners to ‘feed love’ in new work”

BACARDÍ calls on fans to star in ‘Conga’ remake

2+ Following the 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards last night, BACARDÍ rum today announced it is challenging rum fans around the world to find their rhythm and do what moves them through song, dance, and the power of Conga (remember that song?) as part of its latest campaign, ‘Conga Feat. You.’ Reimagining the song that catapulted Miami … Continue reading “BACARDÍ calls on fans to star in ‘Conga’ remake”

Beyoncé and Peloton to support HBCU’s

1+ Call it a new collab. Peloton the world’s leading interactive fitness platform, and Grammy Award-winning global entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé, today announced a broad, multi-year partnership rooted in the celebration of music — a central component of the Peloton class experience — and pro-social initiatives. The launch of the collaboration with Beyoncé, the most … Continue reading “Beyoncé and Peloton to support HBCU’s”

Redefining ‘Star Wars’ with new ‘Mandalorian’ score

1+ For decades, the sound of Star Wars had been defined by one man: John Williams. And then Ludwig Göransson came along. Six months before cameras rolled on Disney+’s The Mandalorian—the first-ever live-action Star Wars series—showrunner, writer, director, executive producer and Disney Legend Jon Favreau invited Göransson, a Grammy®-and Oscar®-winning composer, to visit his production headquarters in Playa Vista, California. … Continue reading “Redefining ‘Star Wars’ with new ‘Mandalorian’ score”

Stars stand with Armenia and Artsakh in new PSA

3+ In an effort to educate Western audiences on the humanitarian crisis happening now in Armenia due to the unprovoked attack by Azerbaijan and Turkey, Kim Kardashian West, Ed Begley Jr., Andrea Martin and others have teamed with  USATVProductions/USArmenia TV and the Armenian National Committee of America  (ANCA/www.anca.org) for a new PSA campaign “I Stand With Armenia and Artsakh.”   … Continue reading “Stars stand with Armenia and Artsakh in new PSA”

Jamie Foxx stars in new campaign for BetMGM

1+ Academy and GRAMMY Award winner, Jamie Foxx, who has been teasing audiences that he may reprise his role of Spider-man villain Electro in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-man 3, now stars in a new BetMGM campaign. The multitalented sensation, who has conquered the worlds of comedy, film, and music, is now also the … Continue reading “Jamie Foxx stars in new campaign for BetMGM”

AFI Fest to award Coppola, Dick, Moreno and Nair

2+ AFI Fest will present four Tributes this year as Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno and Mira Nair will each be honored with an evening of conversation celebrating their distinguished careers. “Artists of this caliber are essential players in our global culture,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO.  “To honor each of them–and … Continue reading “AFI Fest to award Coppola, Dick, Moreno and Nair”

Chris Rock to host ‘SNL’ season premiere

1+ Chris Rock will take the stage in Studio 8H as host of Saturday Night Live’s 46th season premiere on Oct. 3.  This will mark Rock’s third appearance as host. Rock became a cast member of the popular sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1990. He and other new cast members Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob … Continue reading “Chris Rock to host ‘SNL’ season premiere”

Zendaya becomes youngest to win Emmy Award

1+ It’s no wonder Zendaya won her very first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series–her riveting performance as Rue, a recovering teen drug addict in HBO’s Euphoria tears your heart out. Last night, the former Disney star made Emmy history, becoming the youngest actress to ever win that award.  Zendaya is also … Continue reading “Zendaya becomes youngest to win Emmy Award”

Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys”

1+ Last night, in front of a mostly empty Staples Center, The Television Academy celebrated the 72nd Emmy Awards – or since we are in a pandemic “The PandEmmys” – recognizing excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2019-2020 television season. Unlike any broadcast preceding it, the virtual awards were hosted Jimmy Kimmel, … Continue reading “Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys””