Paramount Pictures yesterday June 30, appointed former Twentieth Century Fox film executive Emma Watts to be President, Paramount Motion Picture Group, reporting to Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos. Watts will begin her new position effective July 20th, according to the grapevine.
The 2020 BET Awards finally happened last night, June 28. Performers on the broadcast included Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Chloe X Halle, DaBaby, Jay Rock, Jennifer Hudson, Questlove, Nas, Usher, YG, and many more.
Beyoncé was honored with the annual Humanitarian Award in recognition of her ongoing philanthropic efforts, and Wayne Brady paid tribute to the late Little Richard.
“We’re Premier League Championsssssss!!!!!” declared Liverpool FC on its official Instagram Account, celebrating the end to their 30-year wait for the topflight title after being crowned Premier League champions following Manchester City’s 2-1 loss at Chelsea on Thursday.
2019’s Cats – Universal Pictures’ overhyped adaptation of the 1981 stage musical – was a total washout, to say the least. And it was not due to lack of talent or experience – for it gathered quite an ensemble of stars – we are talking James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Francesca Hayward, and Tom Hooper himself who helmed 2012’s Award-winning Les Misérables.
The piano melodies beckon. Then, ascends, a humming intro. After that, adlibs, a surely gracious voice. It’s quite an infrequent working of a mezzo-soprano. You know, there and then, you are in for some great artistry. And you are.
I have listened to the song for literally six months and I have not wanted to stop.
“Try me” is it; the spellbinding single from Nigeria’s up and coming Tems.
British Rapper Stormzy has said he will donate £10m to “organizations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK” over the next 10 years.
Lionel Richie’s legacy is again about to be cemented in Hollywood — literally — his songs, like “Endless Love”, are going to be playing on a theater screen.
According to the grapevine, Walt Disney Studios is developing an original movie musical based on Lionel’s vast catalog of hits. The musical is tentatively titled All Night Long, and it’ll be live action, rather than animated.
For little over eighteen minutes, Daily Show’s Trevor Noah weighed in on the deep-seated anger and the whys and wherefores that sparked off the Black Lives Matter protests across the cities of the United States – and even abroad.
Noah, in his monologue, likened this whole conundrum to the game of Dominoes, explaining that while the tipping point of the protracted protests was George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by a policeman who knelt on his neck for over 8 minutes, the momentum of the Black Lives Matter Movement feeds off long-lasting frustration of African American people who have suffered long from multiple injustices, including the brutality of the Police.
The 2020 Nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy TV Craft Awards are finally here. And as it turns out, nuclear drama “Chernobyl” has emerged as the frontrunner at this year’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards with 14 nominations.
“Chernobyl’s” impressive haul matches “Killing Eve’s” record 14 BAFTA nods last year, making it the most nominated show in the history of the awards.
It is heartening that scientists, all across the globe, are spending sleepless nights in hospitals and laboratories trying to rescue us all from the snare of the Corona Virus. They are our heroes.
Social distancing is the new normal. For until the Corona Virus cure arrives – or the vaccine, for that matter – we are advised to stay safe and keep indoors – all day, all night – something that is driving a ton of people crazy. We are not having the luxury of taking strolls in the street as we take selfies. We ain’t slayin’ no more – until further notice — except, perhaps, if it has to do with fighting for our god-given [inalienable] human rights in the street — because #blacklivesmatter.
“I’ve made mistakes,” thus confessed Logan Paul as he returned to YouTube on Wednesday for the first time since facing severe backlash over a controversial video that appeared to show the body of an alleged suicide victim in Japan.
The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2017 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on March 4, 2018.
The ceremony will take place after its usual late-February date to avoid conflicting with the 2018 Winter Olympics. During the ceremony, AMPAS will present Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.