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Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
Avicii is nominated for a Billboard Music Award -- how will he be honored at next month's ceremony?
The electronic dance music DJ, who died today at age 28, tweeted "Thanks for the nomination!" on Tuesday upon learning he was up for Top Dance/Electronic Album. Billboard dance music editor Matt Medved expects there to be some kind of tribute at the May 20 award show. “I’m sure there’ll be plenty coming from Coachella this weekend and the BBMAs," he says. "I think that as a general statement from myself, as someone who respects him and his legacy, I think we have to include his music and we have to include his trademark, which was his melodic sensibility, that’s really what made Avicii who he is.”
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 1:19PM EDT
Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles are co-hosting the Tony Awards
The singer/songwriters, who are both Broadway alums, will co-host the Tonys on June 10. The duo made the announcement in a video cross-posted to both of their Twitter accounts. “CRAZY AMAZING NEWS ALERT!!!!” Bareilles wrote in her tweet. “I literally don’t have words so I’ll do this with emojis. Added Groban: "AM SO HAPPY I COULD CRY BUT ITS MIDNIGHT IN JAPAN SO I WILL SLEEP BUT ‼‼‼‼" This will be the first time either one of them has hosted an awards show, but they've each been nominated for Tonys in recent years. They succeed Kevin Spacey, who hosted months before his sexual misconduct scandal. “I am humbled and ecstatic to be co-hosting the Tony Awards this year with such a brilliant artist and wonderful friend, Sara Bareilles,” Groban said in a statement. “The theater has completely transformed my life in every way possible," added Bareilles in her statement. "I have never felt more embraced and encouraged by a professional community, and I am so grateful for that,” Bareilles said in a statement."
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 7:01PM EDT
Kelly Clarkson to make her awards show-hosting debut with the Billboard Music Awards
The Voice coach will helm the May 20 awards show live from Las Vegas on NBC. “To prepare for hosting the Billboard Music Awards, I already have 20 costume changes planned,” Clarkson said in a statement. “I will be flying in like my girl P!nk and calling Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman for jokes. Well, or I’m just gonna show up and celebrate my favorite artists and get to know a few more. Yeah, maybe I’ll go with that plan.”
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
Carrie Underwood looked the same in her first public appearance since her accident
Underwood's performance at Sunday's ACM Awards marked her first public appearance since her accident that resulted in 40 to 50 stitches to her face.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Carrie Keagan to host the first-ever Rock and Roll Hall of Fame red carpet live stream
The Bravo star will host the Rock Hall's inaugural red carpet show streaming on Facebook and YouTube, as well as the Rock Hall's website on May 5.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 6:11PM EDT
Carrie Underwood sets her first public performance since her facial injury for Wednesday
The Academy of Country Music Awards announced Underwood is scheduled to perform her new single at Wednesday's awards ceremony on CBS.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 4:27AM EDT
Report: Two streaming services are among Golden Globes contenders after NBC made a lowball offer
The Hollywood Reporter, which is under the same ownership of Globes producer Dick Clark Productions, reports that "insiders claim NBC lowballed the gala, its audience off only 5 percent in 2018, and producers are engaged with other networks and, says one source, two streaming platforms." A Hollywood Foreign Press Association source adds: "If NBC wants to be a player, they're gonna have to cough up a hell of a lot more."
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to compete as a comedy series at the Emmys after fears it would be labeled a "drama"
Amy Sherman-Palladino's Amazon series took home the Golden Globe for best comedy series, but that didn't allay worries that the TV Academy would label it a drama. Mrs. Maisel would have had to compete with Game of Thrones and The Handmaid's Tale in the Outstanding Drama category. Instead, it'll compete in a field which won't include Veep for the first time in years.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
Golden Globes could leave NBC
NBC's contract with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ended with this year's Globes, and the Peacock's exclusive negotiating window for rights to the Globes have recently expired. As a result, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association says "we are evaluating offers from other interested parties."
Posted Sunday 3/25/18 at 1:59AM EDT
Millie Bobby Brown and John Cena salute March for Our Lives at Kids' Choice Awards
Stranger Things star Brown honored Saturday's march against gun violence by wearing a jean jacket displaying the names of the Parkland victims. “The March for Our Lives demonstrations that took place all over the world today have inspired me and it impacted us all in one way or another," she said while accepting the award for Favorite TV Actress. "I’m fortunate to be here tonight to receive an award as an actor. I’m so very grateful and I appreciate the love and support of my fans and the opportunity that our show, Stranger Things, has created for me. More than anything, I get to be up here and I’m privileged to have a voice that can be heard, one that I can hopefully use to make a positive difference, and help influence change." In his opening monologue, John Cena also expressed support for March for Our Lives. “Kids everywhere have already made it an amazing day,” Cena said in his opening monologue. “So I just want to take a moment to celebrate what kids across the nation accomplished today. From Washington DC, Florida, even here in Los Angeles, all over the country, all over the world, kids made their voice heard with the incredible March for our Lives. And it all happened because you want to make the world a better place.
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Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Could a plan to keep Florida out of daylight saving time wreak havoc on TV ratings?
Live TV events like the Academy Awards and primetime NFL games would begin in the 9 o'clock hour under the plan to move Florida into Atlantic Standard Time, which would put the state one hour ahead of the East Coast during parts of the year.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 4:57PM EDT
This Is Us stars made 3D-printed copies of their SAG Award trophies to distribute to the child cast
Milo Ventimiglia joined his cast at SXSW in reflecting on the massive success of This Is Us. So far, he said, his one concern is that is that the show "gets kicked in the teeth at every awards show we've been to." So when the cast did win a SAG Award for outstanding performance at an ensemble, Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore took their trophies to a 3D printing store to make six replicas for the show's child stars. "It wasn't the real statue but also, from mom and dad, wanted them to know hey, we love you guys and you should have a representation siting on your mantel," said Ventimiglia, with Moore adding, "You're just as much a part of this as everybody else."
- Mandy Moore: "I’m really proud to be part of a show that is so inclusive, during such a divisive time in this country"
- Susan Kelechi Watson: "It’s nice to have these episodes where it’s, not necessarily lighter, but it’s happier. It’s joyful"
- Ventimiglia hopes fans seeing Old Man Jack in his 70s will "maybe soften the blow a little bit"
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Costume designer Mark Bridges has donated his jet ski for shortest Oscar speech to raise money for charity
Bridges, who won the Academy Award for Phantom Thread, is donating his jet ski to raise money for the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
Posted Wednesday 3/07/18 at 4:45PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel's team did background checks on attendees for the Oscar movie theater stunt
Kimmel's head writers, include wife Molly McNearney and Danny Ricker, revealed details of Oscar night, including the hot dog-looking hot dog cannon that was specifically built because they were concerned with the optics of a weapon in a crowded theater. They also wanted to do background checks for the movie theater stunt so they wouldn't have a repeat of last year, when a convicted sex offender who was just released from prison was showcased on the Oscar ceremony. “We hatched a screening, which is very common in L.A., and hoped that no one thought it was suspicious that it was happening next door to the Oscars on Oscar night.” said Ricker. “People had to park off site and then get bussed in because they don’t let people within a three-block radius. We told them they might be on camera for a commercial, keeping it vague but asking them to sign releases. We did background checks and luckily some people in the Dolby wanted to play along.”
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 9:38PM EST
Go behind the scenes of Jimmy Kimmel's Oscar theater stunt
Jimmy Kimmel Live! has released cellphone footage of the the Oscar celebrities' commercial break journey from the Dolby Theatre to the TCL Chinese Theatre to surprise moviegoers watching A Wrinkle in Time.